City Planning

  • A Civic Survey and Plan for the City and Royal Burgh of Edinburgh by ABERCROMBIE, Prof. Patrick.
    ABERCROMBIE, Prof. Patrick.
    A Civic Survey and Plan for the City and Royal Burgh of Edinburgh

    Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1949.

    115 pgs.54 plates. and many tables and diagrams. Also 25 folding colour maps (3 in pocket at end). Decorative Cloth. Vg with slightly worn dw. Beautifully produced survey and plan for Edinburgh. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

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  • [LORD LEVERHULME AND RIVINGTON] IRVINE, Wm. Fergusson.
    A Short History of the Township of Rivington in the County of Lancaster with some Account of the Church and Grammar School

    Edinburgh The Ballantyne Press 1904

    Presentation copy from W H Lever on the occasion of the opening of Lever Park, Rivington, May 18th 1904. (xvii) + 211pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and including a fold out map of the area proposed for the park beside the reservoir. Large paper edition Tall quarto, brown buckram. From the Hayhurst library. William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme presented the area adjacent to the reservoir to be used as a public park just belowthe Bungalow and associated Japanese gardens which he constructed and lived in occasionally. The gardensare currently being restored but after a chequered history, the bungalow has been now demolished. Soon after it was built, Suffragette Edith Rigby claimed to have…

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    Edinburgh The Ballantyne Press 1904

    Presentation copy from W H Lever on the occasion of the opening of Lever Park, Rivington, May 18th 1904. (xvii) + 211pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and including a fold out map of the area proposed for the park beside the reservoir. Large paper edition Tall quarto, brown buckram. From the Hayhurst library. William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme presented the area adjacent to the reservoir to be used as a public park just belowthe Bungalow and associated Japanese gardens which he constructed and lived in occasionally. The gardensare currently being restored but after a chequered history, the bungalow has been now demolished. Soon after it was built, Suffragette Edith Rigby claimed to have set fire to it on 7 July 1913. It was rebuilt but was demolished after the war finally. The park area was a philanthropic gesture for the people of Lancashire. His scheme included a scaled down version of Liverpool Castle which is beside the reservoir. He renovated a series of old barns on the site to be used as public halls for tea dances etc. The park remains open today.

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  • Cities in Evolution: an introduction to the Town Planning Movement and the Study of Civics by GEDDES Sir Patrick
    GEDDES Sir Patrick
    Cities in Evolution: an introduction to the Town Planning Movement and the Study of Civics

    (1915) Williams & Norgate Limited new and revised edition 1949

    242pp with 32 pages of illustrations. Cloth. Very good copy with dust wrapper, this slightly faded on the spine. Previous owner's signature on front paste down . Authoritative study of planning by this key figure. Revision omitted five chapters in the original considered then to be only of historical significance. Nonetheless a very useful edition of a hard to find book with new material.

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  • New title GALINOU Mireille
    Cottages and Villas: The Birth of the Garden Suburb

    New Haven and London: Yale University Press 2010

    480pp with 100s of colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Large 4to, cloth in d/w, fine. New copy. Study of the Eyre brothers' villa estate in St John's Wood, London, the earliest manifestation of the Garden City Movement. Drawing on a newly catalogued Eyre archive, this fascinating volume charts the construction and subsequent fortunes of the estate, examining its profound influence on city design.

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  • FITZGERALD, Shirley. (editor)
    East Circular Quay 1788-1998

    The City of Sydney 1998

    32pp sepia photographic illustrations with plans/line drawings etc. Long 4to illustrated wrappers, a very good copy. Bookplate of Winston Barnett architect. East circular key, Sydney was the site where the first European settlers landed in Australia. This publication provides a historical overview of the site by this highly regarded urban historian. It also examines the contemporary issues that surround the planning and development of East Circular Key. Major redevelopment of East Circular Quay occurred in the 1950s. Wool stores were demolished and replaced by a number of modernist commercial buildings lining the eastern side of Circular Quay. The height limit was increased from 150 feet to 915 feet in 1959, and Circular Quay soon…

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    The City of Sydney 1998

    32pp sepia photographic illustrations with plans/line drawings etc. Long 4to illustrated wrappers, a very good copy. Bookplate of Winston Barnett architect. East circular key, Sydney was the site where the first European settlers landed in Australia. This publication provides a historical overview of the site by this highly regarded urban historian. It also examines the contemporary issues that surround the planning and development of East Circular Key. Major redevelopment of East Circular Quay occurred in the 1950s. Wool stores were demolished and replaced by a number of modernist commercial buildings lining the eastern side of Circular Quay. The height limit was increased from 150 feet to 915 feet in 1959, and Circular Quay soon became dominated by skyscrapers. The current publication investigates policy to ameliorate the first post war phase of development seeking urban design solutions.

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    Stock ID: 19392
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  • TARN John Nelson
    Five Per Cent Philanthropy: An account of housing in urban areas between 1840 and 1914.

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1973

    xiv + 211pp with b/w illustrations throughout. Cloth vg in d/w. Charts the growth of socially conscious housing provision, from the political reforms of the 1830s and 40s to the development of local authority housing and garden cities in the 20th Century.

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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…

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    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.

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    Stock ID: 19090
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  • Garden Cities of To-morrow by HOWARD Ebenezer
    HOWARD Ebenezer
    Garden Cities of To-morrow being the third edition of "To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform"

    London Swan Sonnenschein (1902) 1922

    3rd edition second issue. This edition of Howard's highly important and influential work on Garden Cities was reissued by George Allen & Unwin Ltd using sheets from the 1902 edition together with insertion of a forward new forward by Sir Theodore Chambers dated June 1922. [viii], [8], 2, [9]-167pp; half-tone frontispiece portrait and three plates; original red publisher's cloth, spine lettered in upper board in lettered in black, foot of spine lettered 'George Allen & Unwin Ltd.' Slightly rubbed else very good. See Printing and the Mind of Man 387. Early edition of this key text on the Garden City principles. Howard (1850-1928) deplored the stream of people, during the nineteenth century, into the…

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    London Swan Sonnenschein (1902) 1922

    3rd edition second issue. This edition of Howard's highly important and influential work on Garden Cities was reissued by George Allen & Unwin Ltd using sheets from the 1902 edition together with insertion of a forward new forward by Sir Theodore Chambers dated June 1922. [viii], [8], 2, [9]-167pp; half-tone frontispiece portrait and three plates; original red publisher's cloth, spine lettered in upper board in lettered in black, foot of spine lettered 'George Allen & Unwin Ltd.' Slightly rubbed else very good. See Printing and the Mind of Man 387. Early edition of this key text on the Garden City principles. Howard (1850-1928) deplored the stream of people, during the nineteenth century, into the already overcrowded cities and, thus, the further depletion of the country districts. As early as 1888 he had derived garden city plans after reading Bellamy's Looking Backward. He determined that the most practical way to realize Bellamy's ideas in England was "to build a private enterprise pervaded by public spirit an entirely new town, industrial, residential and agricultural". This was the idea upon which he enlarged in the present work and which he carried forward nine months later by the formation of a Garden City Association. This copy from the printer Arthur Wiliam Brunt, signed on the front paste down by him and who was closely connected with Letchworth Garden City and wrote the Pageant of Letchworth 1903-4. Marked up with some red underlining identifying the key principles of Howard. Extra folded maps pasted onto the front and rear boards; In front, layout of Letchworth shown in colour with the names of Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker printed. Rear map comprises a key plan showing the relationship of Letchworth to Kings Cross and the wider estate and proposed town and was produced by the First Garden City Limited 1904. Both these maps have some tears along folds but significantly add to the volume in translating Howard's principles into a reality.

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    Stock ID: 20341
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  • [CULLEN, Gordon]
    Gordon Cullen

    Eindhoven & Dleft Afdeling Bouwkunde 1976

    38pp + [6]pp illustrated with b/w plates. Text in English and Dutch. 4to. Roneo typed catalogue with b/w reproductions of the works in an exhibition of Gordon Cullen's architectural and design illustrations. Gordon Cullen's own foreword says the exhibition is to show the "silent language" of the environment. Uncommon catalogue.

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  • GUTKIND A E (1886-1986)
    International History of City Development. 8 volumes

    New York Free Press 1964-1968

    vol 1. Urban development in central Europe. vol. 2. Urban development in the Alpine and Scandinavian countries. vol. 3. Urban development in southern Europe: Spain and Portugal. vol. 4. Urban development in southern Europe: Italy and Greece. vol. 5. Urban development in western Europe : France and Belgium. vol. 6. Urban development in western Europe: the Netherlands an Great Britain. vol. 7. Urban development in east-central Europe: Poland Czechoslovakia, and Hungary. vol. 8. Urban development in Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Romania and the U.S.S.R. Large 4to. All very good with slightly worn dust wrappers. Each of the books covers an area of Europe and thus the volumes provide a coherent view of the urbanism in…

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    New York Free Press 1964-1968

    vol 1. Urban development in central Europe. vol. 2. Urban development in the Alpine and Scandinavian countries. vol. 3. Urban development in southern Europe: Spain and Portugal. vol. 4. Urban development in southern Europe: Italy and Greece. vol. 5. Urban development in western Europe : France and Belgium. vol. 6. Urban development in western Europe: the Netherlands an Great Britain. vol. 7. Urban development in east-central Europe: Poland Czechoslovakia, and Hungary. vol. 8. Urban development in Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Romania and the U.S.S.R. Large 4to. All very good with slightly worn dust wrappers. Each of the books covers an area of Europe and thus the volumes provide a coherent view of the urbanism in Europe. The intention was to continue the series but after a very long life, Gutkind died.

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    Stock ID: 16075
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  • Letchworth Garden City in Fifty Five Pictures by FIRST GARDEN CITY LTD
    FIRST GARDEN CITY LTD
    Letchworth Garden City in Fifty Five Pictures

    Letchworth First Garden City Limited 1911

    88pp illustrated with b/w plates. Each plate has a caption providing the location. From page 75 to the end are period adverts mainly for fixtures and fittings for houses and facilities for the new garden city. Long 8vo. Paper covered boards with paste down label on upper board. Boards darkened and papr label rather soiled. Internally a good copy. Excellent visual resource for the garden city and particularly the contributions of Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin. Hard to find.

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  • Minehead: by SHARP, Thomas.
    SHARP, Thomas.
    Minehead: The redevelopment of its amenities: Plans and Reports...

    Minehead Urban District Council of Minehead, Somerset 1950

    20pp text, centre fold of b/w plates which fold out. Maps on end papers. Colour wrappers. Slightly worn at edges and staples rusted causing centre fold illustrations to become detached from main body of the book. Long 8vo. Produced as a result of a consultancy job won in 1949, the publication, which looks like a Puffin paperback, discusses the current layout of Minehead and suggests improvements to the layout, townscape and landscape. Hard to find.

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  • WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Clough
    Plan for Living Rebuilding Britain Series no 5

    London, Faber and Faber Ltd 1941

    Foreword by Frederick Osborn. 36pp Stamp of Housing Trust on title page and page following in faint ink.

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  • Planning in Town and Country, Difficulties and Possibilities by ABERCROMBIE, Patrick.
    ABERCROMBIE, Patrick.
    Planning in Town and Country, Difficulties and Possibilities

    Liverpool University Press of Liverpool Hodder & Stoughton 1937

    60pp pamphlet. Lettered wrappers. Small ink stain on spine else very good copy. An Inaugural Lecture in the Department of Town PLanning, School of Architecture, University College London.

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  • (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. Small chip missing from upper wrapper. Exhibition handbook number 9. A well illustrated overview of early road planning.

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  • BEAUFOY S. L. G.
    Six Aspects of Town Planning

    London P S King and Son Ltd 1932

    94 + [2]pp. Wraps. Upper wrapper has titles printed. Spine lettered in manuscript with title. Foreword by S D Adshead. Cursious publication on subjects including "The Streamside Walk" and "Building Line" and "Cul-de-sac". Uncommon. Beaufoy was based at Liverpool and in his preface mentons Raymond Unwin's famous study of Town Planning in Practice.

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  • (TELFORD NEW TOWN) JOHN MADIN DESIGN GROUP
    Telford Development Proposals 2 volumes

    A Report presented to Telford Development Corporation 1969

    Vol, 1 248pp illustrated in text + section of plans including fold outs, many in colour. Vol. 2. 164pp Technical Supplement. Uniform quarto. Laminated wrappers. Bottom of spine of volume one has one inch tear in it and top edge sl. Rubbed else good. Contributions to the study made by Freeman Fox, Wilbur Smith Associates & J St Bodfan Gruffydd. Telford was initially known as Dawley New Town (designated in early 1963) and a plan was made for this in the early 1960s by A D Shepherd and others. The plan here pulls together a strategy for the establishment of Telford taking in the surrounding settlements of Wellington, Oakengates, Madeley and…

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    A Report presented to Telford Development Corporation 1969

    Vol, 1 248pp illustrated in text + section of plans including fold outs, many in colour. Vol. 2. 164pp Technical Supplement. Uniform quarto. Laminated wrappers. Bottom of spine of volume one has one inch tear in it and top edge sl. Rubbed else good. Contributions to the study made by Freeman Fox, Wilbur Smith Associates & J St Bodfan Gruffydd. Telford was initially known as Dawley New Town (designated in early 1963) and a plan was made for this in the early 1960s by A D Shepherd and others. The plan here pulls together a strategy for the establishment of Telford taking in the surrounding settlements of Wellington, Oakengates, Madeley and Dawley. A shopping centre and town park were organised at the heart of it. A comprehensive document outlining the proposals at the time.

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    Stock ID: 16021
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  • PURDOM, C. B.
    The Building of Satellite Towns.

    J M Dent 1949 (1925)

    xx 532 pp, b/w plates plus diagrams. 4to. Reprint edition, expanded and enlarged. Vg copy with illustrated dust wrapper. 4to. ' A Contribution to the Study of Town Development and Regional Planning'. A discussion on the possibilities of building satellite towns, using Welwyn and Letchworth as examples, around large cities in an attempt to counter the suburban growth.

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  • The City: its grown, its decay, its future by SAARINEN Eliel.
    SAARINEN Eliel.
    The City: its grown, its decay, its future

    New York, Reinhold Publishing Company 1943

    First edition. 380pp illustrated with 50 figures including 2 fold outs in colour, b/w line illustrations and maps. Cloth with red lettered titles on spine and upper board. A very good copy. One fold out has been badly folded into the book. Key book distilling Saarinen's ideas on the design written towards the end of his eventful career which began in Helsinki and ended in Michigan, Ohio. He combined planning, architecture and industrial design in his output.

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  • WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Clough. [introduction by]
    The D.I.A. Cautionary Guide to Oxford

    London DIA 1930

    32pp illustrated with b/w plates. Wrappers. Worn at edges and spine else internally good. Essay by Clough Williams-Ellis enquires on what makes Oxford Oxford followed by a photo essay showing the less attractive side of the city, makeshift landscape, modern and traditional housing sites, poor shop fronts, all as a cautionary tale against the erosion of character of the City. Hard to find. From the collection of Gerald Dix.

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