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  • 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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  • Barry Parker & Raymond Unwin Architects by (PARKER AND UNWIN)
    (PARKER AND UNWIN)
    Barry Parker & Raymond Unwin Architects

    London The Architectural Association 1980

    46pp illustrated with b/w line ills. Square 4to. Very good copy. Useful summary of the work of the practice which was produced to accompany an exhibition. Biographical notes by Dean Hawkes. Hard to find.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • From the collection of Gerald Dix
    Signed copy, dedicated to Patrick Abercrombie SHARON, Areeh, Architect and Planning [1900-1984]
    Physical Planning in Israel

    Jerusalem Government Printer, Survey of Israel Press, Kfar Monash Printing, 1951

    79p. of text interleaved with 47 (XLVII) pages of plates and colour maps. Includes a fold out panorama of Jerusalem, & many colour plans showing development projects in the "Abercrombie" style. 4to. Open weave cloth. Printed in Hebrew. English Language text slipped into the end of the book in an envelope. [as issued; the item is printed closely on India paper, runs 31 double-column pages, size is 9. 5 x 6.5 inches] Signed dedicated copy to Sir Patrick Abercrombie from Sharon. Covers scheme for Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv etc within a national planning framework. He trained at the Bauhaus in Germany in the inter war period before…

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    Jerusalem Government Printer, Survey of Israel Press, Kfar Monash Printing, 1951

    79p. of text interleaved with 47 (XLVII) pages of plates and colour maps. Includes a fold out panorama of Jerusalem, & many colour plans showing development projects in the "Abercrombie" style. 4to. Open weave cloth. Printed in Hebrew. English Language text slipped into the end of the book in an envelope. [as issued; the item is printed closely on India paper, runs 31 double-column pages, size is 9. 5 x 6.5 inches] Signed dedicated copy to Sir Patrick Abercrombie from Sharon. Covers scheme for Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv etc within a national planning framework. He trained at the Bauhaus in Germany in the inter war period before moving joining other émigré Jewish architects who settled in Tel Aviv and was instrumental in developing the International Modern Movement Style there but moved into planning in the post war period only to return to architecture as his main occupation in a period after the publication of this key book which shaped post war construction in Israel.

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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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  • [CALCUTTA] MASSEY, Montague.
    Recollections of Calcutta for Over Half a Century.

    Calcutta Thacker Spink. 1918

    xvii, 114pp. With frontispiece photo of the author, and many b&w photos. Illustrated boards. blue cloth spine, with gilt titles to spine. Upper board has a pastedown image of building and skyline. Lower board sports a "Red Cross" as the book was sold for the benefit of the Red Cross Fund. Good condition although boards dusty and slightly bumped at edges. With bookplate of Gavin Stamp on front paste down

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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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  • FENTON, Carol
    Skelmersdale: A New Town in the Making Part One From Fantasy to First Brick

    Skelmersdale, Beacon Press 2014

    93pp illustrated. Useful for the early development planning of Skelmersdale set in the context of early garden cities and New Towns Policy.

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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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  • HARGROVE Alfred E
    The Baneful Custom of Internment in Towns, and th epresent state of the York grave yards. A lecture delivered in the Merchants@ Hall York on Thursday June 10 1847

    York Printed at the Herald Office 1847

    23 (1)pp, later blue wrappers, printed paper label. Royal College of Surgeons one on COPAC. Not in the York Minster Library. Published at the request of the York Health of Towns' Association.

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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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  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities [1961] by JACOBS, Jane.
    JACOBS, Jane.
    The Death and Life of Great American Cities [1961]

    London, Jonathan Cape 1962

    458pp,. Contrasting cloth binding, purple spine with gilt lettering. Good copy in slightly worn dust wrapper. First edition published in the United Kingdom. Pencil lines adjacent to the text to highlight particular passages. Hard to find in this edition. Jacket design by Jan Pienkowski. The book is an attack on "orthodox" modern city planning and city architectural design. It investigates into how cities actually work, rather than how they "should" work according to urban designers and planners. The book includes recommendations on how to improve city living for all.

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  • The Welfare Work of Reckitt and Sons Limited by [HULL GARDEN VILLAGE INCLUDED] RECKITT AND SONS LTD.,
    [HULL GARDEN VILLAGE INCLUDED] RECKITT AND SONS LTD.,
    The Welfare Work of Reckitt and Sons Limited

    Hull Reckitt and Sons Ltd, 1924

    96pp, b/w illus with captions. Small 4to wrappers, deckle edges, edges a little rubbed and dusty else very good indeed. Includes material on Hull Garden Village and the housing scheme for Employees. Illustrates house types, the shopping centre etc. and provides details on the objectives of the village. It also provides detail on their wider social , welfare and educational policies. Reckitt and Sons was a leading British manufacturer of household products, focusing on starch, black lead, laundry blue, and household polish, and based in Kingston upon Hull. Isaac Reckitt, who was a Quaker, began business in Hull in 1840, and his business became a private company "Isaac Reckitt and Sons" in 1879,…

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    Hull Reckitt and Sons Ltd, 1924

    96pp, b/w illus with captions. Small 4to wrappers, deckle edges, edges a little rubbed and dusty else very good indeed. Includes material on Hull Garden Village and the housing scheme for Employees. Illustrates house types, the shopping centre etc. and provides details on the objectives of the village. It also provides detail on their wider social , welfare and educational policies. Reckitt and Sons was a leading British manufacturer of household products, focusing on starch, black lead, laundry blue, and household polish, and based in Kingston upon Hull. Isaac Reckitt, who was a Quaker, began business in Hull in 1840, and his business became a private company "Isaac Reckitt and Sons" in 1879, and a public company in 1888. The company expanded through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It merged with a major competitor in the starch market J. & J. Colman in 1938 to form Reckitt & Colman.

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  • (RIBA)
    TOWN PLANNING CONFERENCE London 10th-15th October 1910 Transactions

    The Royal Institute of British Architects 1911

    xx + 812pp +xipp period ads. Includes alphabetical list of authors who gave addresses and speeches etc. 8vo. Deckle edges.Gilt lettered cloth with ruled decoration on upper board. Good. Massive publication with detailed texts on London, Edinburgh Khartoum and Omdurman in a special studies section, Section on cities in the past. Large section on urban parks, traffic etc. civic ornamentation, city improvement and legal matters. Contributors include Pepler, Adshead, Geddes, W H McLean and other key figures in planning. Third section is the catalogue of an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of maps, plans drawings and models relating to town planning with a large section on the British garden city…

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    The Royal Institute of British Architects 1911

    xx + 812pp +xipp period ads. Includes alphabetical list of authors who gave addresses and speeches etc. 8vo. Deckle edges.Gilt lettered cloth with ruled decoration on upper board. Good. Massive publication with detailed texts on London, Edinburgh Khartoum and Omdurman in a special studies section, Section on cities in the past. Large section on urban parks, traffic etc. civic ornamentation, city improvement and legal matters. Contributors include Pepler, Adshead, Geddes, W H McLean and other key figures in planning. Third section is the catalogue of an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of maps, plans drawings and models relating to town planning with a large section on the British garden city and housing provision.

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