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  • [LIVERPOOL]
    Artizans and Labourers Dwellings and Insanitary Property .. report of the Housing Committee for 1913

    Liverpool City Council 1914 1914

    iii + 105pp with additional full page b/w plates from photographs. Also with plans (including folded frontispiece which is a birds eye view of the Bevington Area ) and diagrams. Jubilee Year report documenting progress made in dealing with deplorable housing conditions. Decorated wrappers, dusty and worn at edges. Internally sound. Very useful statistical information on housing projects built under the 1864 Liverpool Sanitary Amendment Act.

    Stock ID: 19012
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  • Aus englischen Gartenstädten. Beobachtungen und Ergebnisse einer sozialen Studienreise. by  (Deutsche Gartennstadt-Gesellschaft, [German Garden City Soceity])
    (Deutsche Gartennstadt-Gesellschaft, [German Garden City Soceity])
    Aus englischen Gartenstädten. Beobachtungen und Ergebnisse einer sozialen Studienreise.

    Berlin Berlin, Deustsche Gartenstadt-Gesellschaft and Renaissance Publishing, Robert Ferdern 1910

    188pp illustrated with b/w plates. 4to. Cloth backed and illustrated boards. Front end paper detached and frayed, last four pages have scattered foxing else very good. Documents a study trip by the German Garden City Society. Their tour took in New Earswick (the Joseph Rowntree garden village on the outskirts of York, Port Sunlight, Bournville, Letchworth Garden City and Hampstead Garden Suburb. It included visits to study public housing schemes in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, and London. Efforts were made to make the German delegation welcome. The little touches included a floral reception gate at New Earswick with a German inscription "A Warm welcome our German cousins" and a lunch at Port Sunlight. The publication includes a list of members and guests in the auditorium at Port Sunlight who attended the lunch. This was a large delegation of visitors including a number of well known architects of the day active in Germany. (Includes Luwig Mies - aka Mies van der Rohe) as a young man.

    Stock ID: 17970
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  • BERLEPSCH-VALENDAS, B.D.A.
    Bauernhaus und Arbeiterwohnun in England: Eine Reisestudie

    Stuttgart Verlag J Engelhorn nd c 1912

    20pp text with 37 photographic illustrations + 20pp beautiful single sided b/w line illustration plates of schemes in the UK focusing on Bournville, Port Sunlight, in the main with architects and locations noted. Text in German. Loose leaf folio. Board with decorated lettering and image of Port Sunlight on front board. Ribbon ties. Very good indeed. Hans Eduard Berlepsch-Valendàs (1849 -1921) was an architect, designer and painter of Swiss origin who developed knowledge of the Garden City Movement in England through visiting himself. He apparently knew Walter Crane and Lord Lever, creator of Port Sunlight and cites Raymond Unwin amongst people he knew. Unwin acknowledges his contribution to Town Planning in Practice. A beautiful item.

    Stock ID: 19047
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  • SHARP Thomas
    Cathedral City: A plan for Durham

    The Architectural Press 1945

    98pp, illus. with 47 b/w plates incl plans, additional three folding colour plates, wrapper. Good, some chipping along spine. This fascinating text is a development plan seeking to describe and protect the historical and architectural character of the City of Durham. From the collection of Winston Barnett with his ownership ticket.

    Stock ID: 18143
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  • (VIENNA)
    Das Neue Wien: ein album mit plan

    Herausgegeben von der Fremdenverkehrskommision der Bundeslander Wien und Niederosterreich nd but map dated 1931

    X + 70pp with fold out coloured plan secured at end of book. Long 8vo. Cream wrappers, red lettering. Album of b/w images recording recent building projects in Vienna and which links to the plan at the end which shows locations of projects. The images show housing projects, sculpture, public buildings including schools, urban parks and recreation projects. Designers generally named. The maps has a key in both German and English and shows Municipal projects, garden cities etc. Verso of the map lists projects. An exceptional copy.

    Stock ID: 17866
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  • HARE William L and W. McG Eagar, Editors.
    Garden Cities & Town Planning Incorporating the Housing Reformer Vol XII No.4

    April 1922

    A journal of housing town planning and civic improvement. 72 pp, b/w illustrations + period ads. 8vo orange wrappers. as Evidence of an ancient fold and stamp of an architect on wrapper [Salem Mass.] else a very good copy. Includes the Garden City and Town Planning Association's Annual Report, Address by Ebenezer Howard to the International Garden Cities and Town Planning Association Meeting, Notes on Housing in Moscow and an article on "An Electric Village at Billingham" which was being designed for ICI.

    Stock ID: 19085
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  • SENNETT A R
    Garden Cities in Theory and Practice: Two volumes Being an amplification of a paper on the potentialities of applied science in a garden city...for the British Association

    London Bemrose and Sons Limited 1905

    xiv + 557 + (1)pp ; xi + (1) + pp 559-1404 continuously paginated between two volumes 350 b/w illustrations. Original gilt lettered green cloth. Ex reference library with stamps on preliminaries else very good. Massive and comprehensive study which compares the wide range of garden cities, garden suburbs and model villages constructed. Draws on British settlements including Ebenezeer Howard's Welywn Garden City, Letchworth and others. Many international examples are also cited. Looks beyond the planning and organisation of the towns and suburbs to the details of facilities, infrastructure, building construction materials etc. As well as design the book also investigates management issues relating to maintenance of streets, streetscapes and buildings which still pose many problems in design today. Highly relevant to all involved in planning, housing and architecture.

    Stock ID: 19090
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  • MILWOOD WILSON T. (Editor)
    Garden City Houses and Their Domestic Interior Details

    London, Technical Journals Ltd 1913

    104pp illustrated throughout with plans, elevations and b/w plates. Viii pages of period ads at end. Cloth backed boards, good copy. Introduction by T Milwood Wilson. Draws widely on examples at Gidea Park, Hampstead Garden Suburb and Esher Park as well as individual locations around the UK. Lists architects represented.

    Stock ID: 17943
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  • [BIRMINGHAM] CHINN Carl,
    Homes for People 100 Years of Council Housing in Birmingham

    Birmingham Books 1991

    135pp illustrated with b/w plates. Long 4to. Wrappers. Ex Joseph Rowntree Library with their stamp and class mark on spine and title page. Useful review of the Birmingham approach to providing public housing.

    Stock ID: 18952
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  • FIRST GARDEN CITY LTD
    Letchworth Garden City in Fifty Five Pictures

    Letchworth First Garden City Limited 1911

    88pp illustrated with b/w plates. Includes some period adverts. Long 8vo. Paper boards. Very good copy. Original paste down label on upper wrapper. Excellent visual resource for the garden city and particularly the contributions of Barry Park and Raymond Unwin. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 19193
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  • [WELWYN GARDEN CITY] HUGHES, W. R.
    New Town: a proposal in agricultural, industrial, educational civic, and social reconstruction edited for the New Town Council

    London, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd 1919

    141pp + 4pp on the Pioneer Trust Ltd. Publisher's at the end of the book. 180x120mm, limp linen wraps, with attractive designs by W Raffé on both upper and lower wrappers. Bright copy. The book outlines a proposal for a new Country Town in England in the spirit and purpose of freedom and fellowship and thus goes well beyond a commentary on housing schemes. The New Town Council was formed of some 50 members and their names are printed in the front of the book. Their aim was to find a site for the new town. However they went beyond this and by the time of publication they formed to form the Pioneer Trust Ltd., a corporate body tasked to find a site for the ideal town and raise the capital needed to go forward. The principles the book contains were effectively established at Welwyn. Unable to find a site suitable for the foundation of its ideal settlement, the directors of the Pioneer Trust joined forces in 1921 with Welwyn Garden City Ltd. The following year the name was changed to New Towns Trust Ltd. This is the first edition of New Town which is a well thought out study of all the component parts of a New Town. Hard to find in this condition.

    Stock ID: 19069
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  • Official Illustrated Catalogue of the Yorkshire and North Midlands Model Cottage Exhibition by  [SHEFFIELD] ALDRIDGE Henry R. (Organising Secretary)
    [SHEFFIELD] ALDRIDGE Henry R. (Organising Secretary)
    Official Illustrated Catalogue of the Yorkshire and North Midlands Model Cottage Exhibition Sheffield Corporation Housing Estate High Wincobank, newr Firth Park, Sheffield under the auspices of the National Housing Reform Council

    London The Municipal Journal 1907

    80pp illustrated with photographs of those involved in the scheme, line illustrations of houses in the competition, layout plan of the prize winner for estate layout [ who was W Alex Harvey of Bournville] + period ads. Long 8vo. Green lettered wrappers, repaired on spine to make a very good copy. Titles on upper wrapper. Paste down colour image and advert for Cockayne Ltd inviting readers to visit their model furnished homes. Wrappers a little worn. The exhibition was held August to October 1907. Texts on Rowntree, Cadbury and Lever Brothers schemes and assessment of what Local Authorities can do. Previous owner's signature on upper wrapper has been crossed out in ink. In 1900 the Health Committee paid £9100 for an area of greenfield upland at High Wincobank – to the north-east of the then city but close to Firth Park's tramways and Sheffield's east end steelworks. and this became the site of the exhibition. The winner was Percy Houfton, a Chesterfield architect, who produced two designs. Both avoided rear projections – seen as restricting fresh air and light – and included upstairs bathrooms and downstairs inside toilets. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 19053
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  • [LETCHWORTH]
    Original Photographs of Letchworth Garden City: a collection 22 items

    1970s.

    Mostly original press photographs form the Letchworth Echo. Each photograph includes note of image subject on verso. All 7x9 inches, black and white. They are:1. Letchworth Craft Centre Workspace, 2. Pllinston Hall, 3. Corporation Offices, Mr Grevestock and Mr Trussocott outside the Cloisters, 4. The Garden City Museum exterior, 5. Shopping Street with Cars [1975], 6. Modern 70s shopping facades, 7. Letchworth shopping with Midland Bank on Corner, 8. Post Office, 9. Howard Garden, 10. Letchworth Industrial Estate,11. Leisure Centre,12. Fire Station Facade, 13. Pixmore House, 14. Barry Parker House by Peter Hoare, [photographer], 15. Commerce Way opened by the Duke of Gloucester 1975, 16. 1970s housing in Letchworth, 17. Whitehicks, 18. 1969 Architects Perspective of New Centre for Letchworth, 19. Photograph of Architectural drawing by Damond Lock, Grabowski and Partners for Central Redevelopment at Letchworth May 1972, 19. Gas Stores Complex,20. UMO Plant Ltd by David Satchel, 21 The Cinema [ with note on back saying now closed]22. Fountain switch on in Kennedy Park.

    Stock ID: 19064
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  • (THE GARDEN CITY TENANTS LTD)
    Prospectus

    Garden City Tenants Ltd., Exhibition Cottage 33, Letchworth, Herts 1906

    4pp folded, last page blank, 4to., Illustration of Eastholm Green, Letchworth forms part of page 1. Has been folded in half in the past so faint crease else a very good copy. Outlines the objects of the Garden City Tenants, position of the Society, Shares and loan stock. Final page consists of two perforated slips, the first an application for shares, the second an application for loan stock. Scarce copy of the first prospectus for Garden City Tenants Ltd

    Stock ID: 19089
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  • RIBA
    Rebuilding Britain.

    London, Lund Humphries for the RIBA 1943

    80 pp. inc. b&w ills. throughout. Good clean copy. In wraps, Good copy. War-time production, as evidenced by two types of paper used. Published in February 1943 to accompany the 'Rebuilding Britain' Exhibition at the National Gallery, London. An accessible text that aims to involve ordinary members of the public in the reconstruction efforts of the nation at this time. Appendices include a synopsis of the work of the RIBA reconstruction committee, information on building practices and legislation of the time, as well as a bibliography for the common reader on architecture, design and town planning. An excellent example of a publication aiming to promote the history and principles of town and regional planning to the widest general audience.

    Stock ID: 19020
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  • [BIRMINGHAM]
    Report of the Housing Committee for presentation at a special meeting of the Council on the 12th June 1906

    Birmingham Printed for the Corporation by Percival Jones Ltd. 1906

    12pp illustrated with fold out plans mostly in colour. Last plan is colour illustration of the layout of Bournville. Cloth spine, Lettered boards. Good copy. Report addresses The improvement of conditions in the City as already built, the maintenance an of improvement effected and the encouragement and assistance in the provision of "cheerful houses on the outskirts of the city". Fascinating report which is well illustrated. Last few pages concern co-partnership housing.

    Stock ID: 19099
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  • Road Architecture by  (RIBA - ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS)
    (RIBA - ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS)
    Road Architecture The Need for a Plan

    London Royal Institute of British Architects 1939

    79pp lxi advertisements. B/W plates. Small 4to. Illustrated paper wrappers Some shelf-wear otherwise good. Exhibition Handbook number 9. A well illustrated overview of early road planning from an architectural point of view.

    Stock ID: 17933
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  • DE SOISSONS. Louis and KENYON. Arthur, William.,
    Site Planning in Practice at Welwyn Garden City

    London Ernest Benn 1927

    4to. Red cloth. Worn on spine else good copy of this scarce title on the planning of Welwyn. Contributions by Charles Benjamin Purdom. Hard to find. Louis de Soissons involved with the establishment of the master plan for Welwyn Garden City and was appointed architect for the town in 1920. It was the first major commission for the practice and it remained significantly involved in its development over the next 60 years. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 17941
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  • Paris Exposition 1900 [PORT SUNLIGHT] LTD.,
    Souvenir de l'Exposition Universelle de Paris Containing the Story of a Remarkable Industrial Enterprise

    Port Sunlight Lever Brothers 1900

    Unpaginated, c80pp, b/w illustrations with captions, Small long 8vo. Coloured decorated wrappers which includes adverts for Sunlight Soap. Worn along spine and therefore wrappers a little shaky. Red and black titles throughout, photolitho illustrations throughout. Text in French. Souvenir from the exposition.

    Stock ID: 19055
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  • [LETCHWORTH] BINNS Henry Bryan (editor)
    The City: A monthly magazine written and printed at the First Garden City

    Letchworth and London, J. M. Dent & Co. 1909

    January - December. Volume 1: First year of publication. 288pp illustrated with line ills. Red cloth, gilt lettering. A little worn and faded on spine. Pencil annotations highlighting passages on some pages. Contributions by the editor, Raymond Unwin, C. B. Purdom, Barry Parker, W. H. Wickstead and many others. Wide ranging content on Letchworth, aspects of garden city living as well as general interest articles on travel literature and the arts. First volume of the short lived periodical produced in Letchworth for residents. The Periodical was published 1909-1911 only. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 19113
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