Architecture

  • (HOWITT Thomas Cecil, Architect) GRANGER Frank,
    The Council House Nottingham: A Review of the Council House & Exchnage Buildings

    Nottingham Not noted. 1929

    Unpaginated. Short essay + photographs, each 180x140mm sepia with facing captions which document the interior and exterior of the building noting the various contractors involved. Ribbon ties. Decorated Wrappers. Very good. c4 inch tear to the glassine over wrappers on the back. Luxury souvenir to mark opening. The exterior was built of Portland Stone, with Bath stone used for the shopping malls. Statues and friezes were incorporated, representing the activities of the Council, and showing crafts and industries. This impressive building still dominates the central space of Nottingham. The majority of the photographs are by Stewart Bale of Liverpool. The quality of Stewart Bale Ltd's photography is high and the firm was regarded as one…

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    Nottingham Not noted. 1929

    Unpaginated. Short essay + photographs, each 180x140mm sepia with facing captions which document the interior and exterior of the building noting the various contractors involved. Ribbon ties. Decorated Wrappers. Very good. c4 inch tear to the glassine over wrappers on the back. Luxury souvenir to mark opening. The exterior was built of Portland Stone, with Bath stone used for the shopping malls. Statues and friezes were incorporated, representing the activities of the Council, and showing crafts and industries. This impressive building still dominates the central space of Nottingham. The majority of the photographs are by Stewart Bale of Liverpool. The quality of Stewart Bale Ltd's photography is high and the firm was regarded as one of the best amongst its contemporaries. All the subject matter is particularly strong on architecture and the main collection of his work is held at Liverpool Maritime Museum and Archives.

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    Stock ID: 20617
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  • STRONG Roy, BINNEY Marcus and HARRIS John
    The Destruction of the Country House 1875-1975

    Thames and Hudson 1974

    190pp illus with 383 b/w illus. Book to accompany an exhibition concerned with the future of the heritage. Small 4to. Wraps version. Slightly worn at base of the spine. Cover design is Halunby Hall, Yorkshire. Important for the gazetteer of lost properties it includes.

    Stock ID: 20622
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  • INNOCENT C.F.
    The Development of English Building Construction

    Newton Abbot, David & Charles Reprints 1971

    (14) + viii +294pp with 73 b/w illustrations. Cloth in d/w, very good indeed. Reprint of this work originally published in 1916 as part of the Cambridge Technical Series, with a new introduction and bibliography by Sir Robert de Zouche Hall. Survey of English building construction focusing on smaller secular buildings.

    Stock ID: 20630
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  • AIRS, Malcolm. (ed)
    The Edwardian Great House

    The Oxford University Department for Continuing Education 2000

    174pp b/w ills with captions. 4to illustrated wrappers, perfect binding. Loosely inserted postcard from Malcolm (Airs?) to Gavin Stamp. Ex Libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20193
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  • STAMP, Gavin & GOULANCOURT, Andre.
    The English House 1860 - 1914. The Flowering of English Domestic Architecture.

    London Faber and Faber 1986

    254 p., profusely illustrated with black & white and colour plates. Long 4to cloth with dw, Wrapper a little creased at the edges else very good indeed. Very useful survey ranging between picturesque cottages to grand houses and covering the contrasting Arts and Crafts approach to traditional Victorian and Edwardian designs.

    Stock ID: 20010
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  • The English Terraced House by MUTHESIUS Stefan
    MUTHESIUS Stefan
    The English Terraced House

    Yale University Press 1982

    x + 278pp illustrated with 13 colour and over 200 b/w photo ills. 4to. Vg with very good dust wrapper. Expertly constructed study of the most common form of the English House (includes Wales). A key text on all kinds of terraced housing. Loosely inserted journal clippings.

    Stock ID: 20727
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  • The Grey City of the North by KING, Jessie M.
    KING, Jessie M.
    The Grey City of the North

    Edinburgh T N Foulis [1910] 1912 printing

    Unpaginated, c 54pp, XIV plates. Original gilt illustrated boards. Very good with bookplate of Gavin Stamp.

    Stock ID: 20270
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  • The Heroic Period of Modern Architecture by (SMITHSON) Smithson Alison & Peter
    (SMITHSON) Smithson Alison & Peter
    The Heroic Period of Modern Architecture

    London Thames and Hudson 1981

    80pp. Illustrated with 8pp colour plates and the rest in black and white. Laminated wrappers 4to. Based on the magazine Architectural Design 1965. Cover design shows Le Corbusier and Mies van de Rohe in conversation. In 1965 a special issue of AD was produced on the influences post 1910 on the modern movement and the Smithsons assembled documents to reflect the architectural dynamism of the period. This is effectively a reprint of the issue of the Journal.

    Stock ID: 20865
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  • ABELING, James A.
    The History of Roche Abbey: From its Foundation to its Dissolution

    Worksop Robert White, Park Street 1870

    xxiv + 201pp + 15 b/w and colour plates, including frontispiece. List of subscribers. Edges of leaves coloured red. Pasted plate with engraving of Roche Abbey attached to end paper. Loose inserts including the original order form for the works published by Robert White, an independent plate engraving showing Roche Abbey (dated 1785) and a photographic postcard dating from c. 1900, also depicting the abbey. Red cloth boards with black inlaid design and gilt lettering, continued on spine. 4to. Vg., with some signs of ageing on edges of boards. Comprehensive study of the history and architecture of Roche Abbey in Yorkshire. Text gives detailed accounts of the various abbots associated with the site,…

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    Worksop Robert White, Park Street 1870

    xxiv + 201pp + 15 b/w and colour plates, including frontispiece. List of subscribers. Edges of leaves coloured red. Pasted plate with engraving of Roche Abbey attached to end paper. Loose inserts including the original order form for the works published by Robert White, an independent plate engraving showing Roche Abbey (dated 1785) and a photographic postcard dating from c. 1900, also depicting the abbey. Red cloth boards with black inlaid design and gilt lettering, continued on spine. 4to. Vg., with some signs of ageing on edges of boards. Comprehensive study of the history and architecture of Roche Abbey in Yorkshire. Text gives detailed accounts of the various abbots associated with the site, organised chronologically and including Darandus (1147-1159), Reginald (1223-1238) and John Gray (1465-1479). Also featured are chapters on the dissolution and the possessions of the abbey. Text is accompanied by beautifully engraved plates detailing the architectural design of the complex, runic inscriptions found there, as well as prospect views and a comprehensive contemporary map of the site. Included towards the rear of the volume is an account of the flora at Roche Abbey, involving an extensive catalogue of plants and flowers. Significantly, the author also includes an account of the work done to the site under the design and supervision of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in 1776. Abeling quotes an entry from Gilpin, relating to the site, and also describes Brown's working methods, noting how "Mr. Brown...has committed such havoc in the way of pulling down and covering up, that nothing less than an extensive disinterment can enable us to discover how much of the ruins of Roche remain underground."

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    Stock ID: 17555
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  • ELDER-DUNCAN J.H.
    The House Beautiful and Useful; practical suggestions on furnishing and decoration

    Cassell and Company 1907

    224pp + c[10pp period ads inside and one ad on lower wrapper] illustrated with colour frontis of William Morris design for chinz + many b/w plates of room settings, details of decorative detailing etc. List of firms whose furnishings and products are illustrated is given 4to. Flimsy cloth, a little rubbed chipped and worn, but internally very good. Fascinating pre WW1 book on contemporary style for the domestic environment. Elder Duncan was involved with Architectural Review and other architectural journals of the day and this item is an excellent source for British design in the period. Suppliers referred to include Heals, Oetzmann, Morris and Co and Art Pavements among many others. Name of Alice…

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    Cassell and Company 1907

    224pp + c[10pp period ads inside and one ad on lower wrapper] illustrated with colour frontis of William Morris design for chinz + many b/w plates of room settings, details of decorative detailing etc. List of firms whose furnishings and products are illustrated is given 4to. Flimsy cloth, a little rubbed chipped and worn, but internally very good. Fascinating pre WW1 book on contemporary style for the domestic environment. Elder Duncan was involved with Architectural Review and other architectural journals of the day and this item is an excellent source for British design in the period. Suppliers referred to include Heals, Oetzmann, Morris and Co and Art Pavements among many others. Name of Alice Duncan on upper cloth covered wrapper.

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    Stock ID: 20745
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  • PHILLIPS, R Randal.
    The House Doctor

    London Country Llife Limited 1923

    vi +65pp illustrated with b/w plates + [8]pp period ads. Small 8vo. Paper covered boards with pasted down on upper wrapper. A good copy. Sequel to "he house you want" this book is a a first aid manual for repairs to house and objects and ranges between upholstery to mending Staffordshire pottery at home as well as more down to earth kinds of things like removing stains. Fascinating period piece.

    Stock ID: 20858
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  • The House with a Future: The Extendable House. by PREFABRICATED HOMES W.J. SIMMS, SONS & COOKE LIMITED
    PREFABRICATED HOMES W.J. SIMMS, SONS & COOKE LIMITED
    The House with a Future: The Extendable House.

    Nottingham, Published by the firm nd c1955-1960

    16pp illustrated with b/w plates and 1 page with colour images of interior arrangements with contemporary furnishings. Futuristic paper wrappers illustrating the proposed house. Long standing house building from the inter war years, the with associated Companies, was voluntarily wound up in 2007. The company is best known for its suburban house designs. This late 1950s design idea is a fascinating one. The houses could be formed from plywood framed panels with a selection of forms put together to form houses of various shapes and layouts which are shown in one of the diagrams. Crossed on on page 15 is a note saying the houses could be seen at the Company's Lenton…

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    Nottingham, Published by the firm nd c1955-1960

    16pp illustrated with b/w plates and 1 page with colour images of interior arrangements with contemporary furnishings. Futuristic paper wrappers illustrating the proposed house. Long standing house building from the inter war years, the with associated Companies, was voluntarily wound up in 2007. The company is best known for its suburban house designs. This late 1950s design idea is a fascinating one. The houses could be formed from plywood framed panels with a selection of forms put together to form houses of various shapes and layouts which are shown in one of the diagrams. Crossed on on page 15 is a note saying the houses could be seen at the Company's Lenton Works Nottingham.

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    Stock ID: 20860
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  • PHILLIPS, R Randal.
    The House You Want Some practical data about the building, equipment and furnishing of it in a series of dialogues.

    London Country Llife Limited 1922

    viii + 56pp illustrated with b/w plates + [2]pp period ads. Small 8vo. Paper covered boards with pasted down on upper wrapper. A little worn at edges else good copy. Unusual structure for a book on house design where the dialogues look at every aspect of construction and fitting out and the garden too through notional discussions with the buildier, engineer, painter and decorator, furnishing expert, house wife, gardener etc.

    Stock ID: 20760
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  • SOCIETY FOR IMPROVING THE CONDITION OF THE LABOURING CLASSES
    The Labourer's Friend no LXXX-CXV New Series

    London 1851-1853

    Three years. Each section numbers pp1-208pp. Occasional vignettes. 8vo. Near contemporary half morocco with spine relaid and corners refurbished. Speckled edges, marbled boards. Of particular note are the articles on cottages, June 1851 Model houses for four families erected at the Cavalry Barracks, Hyde Park, in connection with the Exposition of the Works of All Nations 1851, by His Royal Highness Prince Albert, K.G. President of the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes pp82 onwards. Two model houses, each for four families, were designed by the Society's architect Henry Roberts. They attracted up to 250,000 visitors. Their construction from hollow bricks, tied together with wrought-iron rods, and without any timber used, rendered the houses…

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    London 1851-1853

    Three years. Each section numbers pp1-208pp. Occasional vignettes. 8vo. Near contemporary half morocco with spine relaid and corners refurbished. Speckled edges, marbled boards. Of particular note are the articles on cottages, June 1851 Model houses for four families erected at the Cavalry Barracks, Hyde Park, in connection with the Exposition of the Works of All Nations 1851, by His Royal Highness Prince Albert, K.G. President of the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes pp82 onwards. Two model houses, each for four families, were designed by the Society's architect Henry Roberts. They attracted up to 250,000 visitors. Their construction from hollow bricks, tied together with wrought-iron rods, and without any timber used, rendered the houses not only economical to build, but dry, warm, reasonably sound proof, well ventilated, hard wearing and fire proof. Water and internal sanitation were provided, and separate rooms for children of different sexes.

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    Stock ID: 19712
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  • The Life and Works of John Carr of York by (CARR John) WRAGG Brian, WORSLEY Giles (ed)
    (CARR John) WRAGG Brian, WORSLEY Giles (ed)
    The Life and Works of John Carr of York

    York Oblong 2000

    viii + 252pp with many b/w photos, plans, maps, and illus throughout. 4to. Paperback edition. Very good copy. This text represents the life's work of the late architectural historian Brian Wragg, completed for publication by architectural correspondent Giles Worsley. A stunning monograph, offering a rich and detailed insight into the career of John Carr. Bookplate of Bruce Wannell pasted in on half title. Bookplate designed by Mark Hearld for books in the library of Bruce Wannell.

    Stock ID: 20885
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  • The London Prices of Bricklayers Materials and Works by LANGLEY, Batty.
    LANGLEY, Batty.
    The London Prices of Bricklayers Materials and Works both of New Buildings and repairs .....

    London Printed for Richard Adams at Dryde's Head, Holborn Barrs and John Wren, at the Brible and Crown 1750

    2nd edition.(ii), xvii, [i], 389 +[1]pp, 32 plates. 8vo. New spine, gilt rulings and red spine label. Original boards. Very good copy. The book was written "for the use of gentlemen, stewards and workmen in general, and particularly for such landlords and tenants who are subject to the repairs of buildings" Harris, 460. In part produced to reduce fraud in building trade.

    Stock ID: 20431
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  • (LUTYENS) BUTLER A. S. G. with George STEWART and Christopher HUSSEY
    The Lutyens Memorial Volumes.

    London, Country Life Limited and New York,Charles Schribner 1950

    Three volumes folio + the quarto volume on the Life of Edwin Lutyens. 4 volumes in total. Green bevelled edged buckram with red titles and all with dust wrappers. Very good set from the collection of Henry Potts. The dust wrapper are dusty and with some foxing but all present. Some fraying on the dust wrappers at the heads of the spines. Volume 1 Domestic Architecture, Volume 2 Gardens, New Delhi etc. Volume 3 Town & Public Buildings; Memorials including the Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool. All illustrated with b/w plates, line ills, plans and diagrams. The Life is quarto, pp. xxii. 602pp illus with portrait frontispiece.

    Stock ID: 20564
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  • AIRS, Malcolm. (ed)
    The Regency Great House

    Oxford The University of Oxford 1998

    132pp, b/w ills with captions. 4to illustrated wrappers, perfect binding. Small chip to the head of the spine else vg. Loosely inserted a.l.s on behalf of Malcom Airs to Gavin Stamp. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20194
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  • OLIVER Basil
    The Renaissance of the English Public House

    Faber and Faber 1947

    182pp illustrated with b/w photographs and line ills. Cloth sl. sunned along top of board else good copy. Frayed dust wrapper present Important study on inter war and immediately post war design for public houses.

    Stock ID: 20639
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  • WATTS, William [1752-1851]
    The Seats of Nobility and Gentry in a collection of the most interesting and picturesque views engraved by W Watts from drawings by the most eminent Artists.

    London W Watts 1779

    Obong 4to. 84 engraved numbered plates with descriptions. 4pp of subscribers at the end. Plate 1 has marginal worming . Contemporary black morocco, gilt decorated spine with title and rulings, Rebacked to make a very good copy. One additional unnumbered plate after title page illustrating Pierremont del. by J Wright.

    Stock ID: 20549
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