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    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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  • Bauernhaus und Arbeiterwohnun in England: Eine Reisestudie by  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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    Bedford Park: The first garden suburb

    London Anne Bingley 1975

    Unpaginated text + 114 b/w photographs and a map of this suburb planned 1896. Small 4to. Decorated boards. Good copy. A preliminary introduction to the architecture illustrating the work of E J May, Maurice B Adams, Norman Shaw and others.

    Stock ID: 13880
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    Bournville Village Trust 1900-1955

    Birmingham, Bournville Village Trust c.1955

    ix+135pp with colour frontis and b/w photographs, plans, maps and diagrams throughout. Small 4to. Cloth . Very slight foxing to end papers, otherwise internally vg. Compiled by the trustees, this account of Bournville was intended as both a record of 50 years of planning and maintenance, and a as a guide for the future. It gives an account of the development of the estate, its organization, planning and maintenance. With appendices including balance sheets and revenue accounts for 1954, this is a really fascinating period item, produced by those intimately involved with Bournville.

    Stock ID: 19128
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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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  • GREENWOOD Charles
    Chester: A Plan for Redevelopment

    Chester: Phillipson & Golder, 1945

    90pp illustrated wtih colour perspective of the proposed riverside scheme, colour fold out of the proposals for the city and also a city wide map in back pocket. Also many b/w photographs which record Chester's historic fabric at the time. Decorated end papers. Large 4to. Very good copy with a dust wrapper. Stamp on fep says Town Planning. From the library of York Architect's Department. H

    Stock ID: 4642
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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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    Die Gartenstadtbewegung in England, ihre Entwickelung und ihr jetziger Stand: Die Kultur des modernen England. Bd. III

    München und Berlin Druck und Verlag von R. Oldenbourg 1912

    xii + [4] = 190 +[2]pp with 10 text illustration and 19 plans. Cloth backed lettered boards. Very good copy. Assessment and analysis of the garden city movement in the UK including consideration of Bournville, Port Sunlight, Letchworth and of the work of Ebenezer Howard and providing a German perspective of the garden city movement in the UK. The German Garden City Society had been founded in 1902 and attracted major figures in the Deutscher Werkbund, including Herman Muthesius. Study of UK approaches to garden cities and suburbs was a constant in the development of projects in Germany at the time. Text in German. Scarce.

    Stock ID: 18058
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    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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  • LESTER Alfred W
    Hampstead Garden Suburb The Care and Appreciation of its Architectural Heritage

    London, Hampstead Garden Suburb Design Study Group 1981

    58pp, 4to, pamphlet with b/w illustrations throughout. Good. Slight fading to spine. Foreward by Sir Nicholas Pevnser. Useful study of the design details of the suburbs. The publication was produced to draw attention to the local distinctiveness of the suburb and aid residents in maintaining this.

    Stock ID: 14061
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  • GREEN Bridgid Grafton
    Hampstead Garden Suburb 1907 - 1977 The History of the Pioneer Garden Suburb at Hampstead

    London, Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents Association 1977

    vii + 20pp + vii, 4to, pamphlet, w/ b/w images throughout and adverts before and after main body of text, good condition.

    Stock ID: 14060
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  • Hampstead Garden Suburb: Dreams and Realities by  IKIN C W in collaboration with Brigid Grafton Green
    IKIN C W in collaboration with Brigid Grafton Green
    Hampstead Garden Suburb: Dreams and Realities

    London The New Hamptead Garden Suburb Trust 1990

    175 + (1)map. Small 4to. Decorated wrappers. Bright copy. Story of the suburb and its development.

    Stock ID: 13888
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    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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    Housing, 1928-30.

    London, London County Council 1931

    118pp, b/w photographs, maps, plans (two fold out), 4to. Original cloth with lettered front and spine. An ex-library copy with usual stamps, (confined to prelims) else very good. Published as a supplementary volume to the Council's 1928 volume, and outlines the Council's activities under the Housing Acts.

    Stock ID: 14293
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  • MARR, T. R.,
    Housing Conditions in Manchester & Salford A report prepared for the Citizen's Association for the Improvement of the Unwholesome Dwellings and Surroundings of the People, With the Aid of the Executive Committee

    Manchester Sherratt and Hughes at the University Press 1904

    vi + 114 + iii +(1) p. + large folding coloured map + 12 plates (mainly b/w photographs of slum dwellings) + 11 folding charts. 8vo black cloth, short split to the upper joint, bookplate of London University Library and cancel stamp to the front paste down. A detailed report of the Edwardian slums of Manchester. The author who was secretary of the "Citizen's Association for the Improvement of the Unwholesome Dwellings and Surroundings of the People", was making an appeal for public support, both financial and practical and invited the residents of Manchester to join The Association. Scarce.

    Stock ID: 19471
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    Leeds Magazine No 1

    Leeds, by the Society 1949

    37pp with eight plans of Leeds, two of which are fold-outs. Wraps slightly sunned, generally vg. The first issue of this magazine, published by a society founded in 1819. With introductory mission statement and articles on subjects relating to Leeds and the surrounding area, including the planning proposals and geographical setting of the city.

    Stock ID: 7763
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  • London - World City by  FOX Celina (ed.)
    FOX Celina (ed.)
    London - World City 1800-1840

    London & New Haven: Yale University Press in association with The Museum of London 1992

    624pp with many b/w and colour illus and photos throughout. 4to in cloth with decorated colour dw. Tear in dw on upper front edge, else vg. Review notice attached to fep with cellotape. Loose insert newspaper clippings and review. Textual complement to a major exhibition held in 1992 at the Villa Hügel in Essen. With 13 critical essays, an introduction by Celina Fox, and an extensive, illustrated exhibition catalogue.

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  • MACKINNON, John and Kathy. CHILD, Graham. THORSELL, Jim. (complied by)
    Managing Protected Areas in the Tropics

    Gland, Switzerland IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. 1986

    295pp. . Contains many black and white images and drawings. 8vo. Wrapper and contents in very good condition. Essentially a study of methods of protection and administration of legislation for the natural environment.

    Stock ID: 18798
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  • Manchester and District Old and New: by  [MANCHESTER] GREEN Frank, WOLFE Sidney,
    Manchester and District Old and New: Useful Knowledge for Health and Home.

    London Souvenir Magazines Ltd. nd. (c. 1930)

    viii + 183pp. with b/w illus, photos, and period adverts. 8vo in cushioned imitation morocco with gilt script title on front. Only very slight rubbing to front joint, all together a very good and bright copy. A lovely and illuminating almanac from the turn of the century, filled with rich cultural material such as practical instructions for papering a house, appropriate diets for children of all ages, and adverts selling houses (£395!). From a housing perspective the best part of this is the hundreds of adverts for speculative housing estate houses in the Wilmslow, Heaton Chapel, Hazel Grove etc areas of Manchester. Rather like similar Metroland publications produced in parallel in the south east.

    Stock ID: 9621
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