Architecture

  • [PORT SUNLIGHT] LEVER W. H.
    The Buildings erected at Port Sunlight and Thornton Hough A paper read by W H Lever at a meeting of the Architectural Association, London March 21st 1902

    Printed at Port Sunlight by Lever Brothers 1902

    Colour fold out map as frontispiece. 12 pages + 22 b/w plates showing house plans. Text pages include photolithographic images of the houses and cottages and their settings. 4to. Cloth backed boards with lettering on the upper board. A little dusty else good copy with a stunning map in colour. Previous owners name in ink on upper board. Work commenced in 1888. The name is derived from Lever Brothers' most popular brand of cleaning agent, Sunlight. The village was the physical product of Lever's co-ownership and co-operation philosophies. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 20606
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  • The Canada Trend House: by [WELLS AND HICKMAN]
    [WELLS AND HICKMAN]
    The Canada Trend House: A Timber Frame House designed for the British Isles

    London Timber Development Association nd c1957

    c 8pp folded. Promotional leaflet for this particular house which includes floor plans and detailed constructional drawing. Small 8vo, Decorated wrappers. The Wells Hickman Trend House was exhibited at the Ideal Homes Exhibition of 1957. The house aimed to show how the timber framed system widely used in North America could be adapted for the UK. At the Exhibition, the show house was furnished by Heals. Trend houses had been constructed in British Columbia form 1952.

    Stock ID: 20837
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  • STAMP, Gavin [preface]
    The Cathedrals of England 3 volumes

    The Folio Society 2005

    Luxurous purple cloth, slipcases with a monochrome photograph on the front panelof each. Very good indeed. 1 The North and East Anglia. 2 The West and Midlands. 3 The South East. Map and plan by Reginald Piggott. Preface by Gavin Stamp. Profusely illustrated with monochrome photographs of the cathedrals and their interior design. Each volume contains the same preface, foreword and introduction. Bookplate of GS in all volumes.

    Stock ID: 19815
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  • The Conscious Stone: THe Life of Edward William Godwin by HARBRON, Harbron.
    HARBRON, Harbron.
    The Conscious Stone: THe Life of Edward William Godwin

    London: Latimer House Limited, 1949

    xvii + 189 pp, illustrated. Very good dw. This is a discussion of the life of the author compiled from his correspondence throughout his life. Very scarce study of Godwin still considered one of the best appraisals of his life and work. Ex libris book plate of Gavin Samp. An additional bookplate of Gavin Stamp's is tipped in at the rear end paper.

    Stock ID: 19862
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  • (HOWITT Thomas Cecil, Architect) GRANGER Frank,
    The Council House Nottingham: A Review of the Council House & Exchange 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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  • SCHUMACHER, Thomas L.
    The Danteum Architecture, Poetics, Politics under Italian Fascism

    New York/London Princeton Architectural Press/Triangle Architectural Publishing 1993 (1980)

    163pp, colour + b/w ills, 8vo illustrated wrappers, perfect binding, a very good copy. Introduction by Giorgio Ciucci. An in depth study of Terragni's Danteum monument, comments on Terragni's sources, both ancient and modern as well as the the design process. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

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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.

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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 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.

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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 Work of Sir Ninian Comper: The Last Gothic Revivalist by (COMPER) SYMONDSON Anthony
    (COMPER) SYMONDSON Anthony
    The Life and Work of Sir Ninian Comper: The Last Gothic Revivalist 1864-1960

    London RIBA Heinz Gallery 1988

    34pp illus with b/w plates and including a bibliography of Comper's writings. Square small 4to. Wrappers. Good copy of this little book to accompany an exhibition but one essential for understanding his life and work.

    Stock ID: 21108
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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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