• CURL, James Stevens.
    The Victorian Celebration of Death

    Newton Abbot, Devon, Davis and Charles 1972

    Ist edition. xvi +222pp, with 65 b/w illustrations. Cloth vg in good d/w. Black edged black endpapers. An account of the Victorian funeral, which combines the 'romantic' trappings of mourning with an account of the practicalities of burial in expanding industrial towns. With a strong focus on the development of cemeteries, and a brief comparative chapter on practices in the US and elsewhere. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20203
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  • BRETT, C. E. B.
    Towers of Crim Tartary: English and Scottish Architects in the Crimea 1762-1853

    Donnington Shaun Tyas 2005

    154pp illustrated with b/w plates and colour photographs. 4to. Very good with dust wrapper. On the contribution of English and Scottish Architects in the Crimea. Foreword by Mark Girouard. Includes material on Cameron, Edward Blore, Philip Elson and William Hunt amongst others. With the bookplate of Gavin Stamp.

    Stock ID: 20232
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    Victoria Memorial Hall

    Calcutta General Printers & Publishers 1953

    164pp illustrated with b/w plates. Very good with good dust wrapper although these are slightly rubbed. Hard to find. The Victoria Memorial, Calcutta [Kolkata] was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria and is now a museum run by of the Ministry of Culture. Designed by British Architect William Emerson who worked extensively in India. The building combines mogul and renaissance elements. This book includes ground plans and descriptions of the building as well as exhibits within. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20230
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  • NEALE J P (1780–1847)
    Views of the seats, Mansions, Castles, etc. of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland

    London W.H. Reid, Sherwood, Neely and Jones, Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper 1819-1823

    First Series The first series bound in six volumes. Contains all 432 engravings (72 in each volume including frontis) All plates called for present. Volumes VI, Crathes, plate set after text and reversed. First volume spine repaired. Quarter calf, marbled boards. Gilt decorated spines, contrasting spine labels. Armourial bookplate of Grace Tate in each volume. Nice set from the collection of Henry Potts.

    Stock ID: 20543
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  • ADAM, William.
    Vitruvius Scoticus: Plans, Elevations, and Sections of Public Buildings, Noblemen's and Gentlemen's Houses in Scotland by William Adam

    New York & Edinburgh AMS Press, and Paul Harris 1980

    no 366 of 400 copies printed. v + 35pp prelims, title page, 160 plates in facsimile. Folio. Facsimile reproduced from the copy in the University of Glasgow with an introduction by James Simpson. Geen cloth. Gilt titles. Slightly bumped on upper board corners else good copy.

    Stock ID: 20465
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  • BRITTON, J. and BRAYLEY, E. W.
    Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated

    London H. Fisher, R. Fisher and P. Jackson 1832

    3 volumes in one. 220pp, 215 engraved plates, two per page, tissue guarded. Full calf, gilt lettered and decorated spine. Inner hinge repaired.

    Stock ID: 20547
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  • [LENINGRAD] Art Editor V.M. Sokolov Photographs by A. Rakhmanovich
    Ленингра́д / LENINGRAD Архитектурно-планировочный обзор развития города./ Architectural and planning overview of the development of the city.

    Leningrad and Moscow Iskusstvo 1943

    403pp illustrated with b/w photographs. Text in Russian. Tipped in photograph of Lenin, plan of the city + 100s of b/w slightly grainy plates showing the city's buildings both historical and contemporary. Red decorated end papers, brown rexene, gilt lettered titles. Very good. Shows the main ceremonial and civic spaces in plan form alongside the illustrations. A superbly illustrated album on the history of the architecture of Leningrad. The book contains four essays, covering the stages of the city's development, plans and prospects for development. Text in Russian. With large bookplate of Gavin Stamp and written on edge Prague 1975.

    Stock ID: 20261
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