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  • 1853-1934 Middle Class Furnishing by  (HEAL'S)
    1853-1934 Middle Class Furnishing

    Newton Abbott David and Charles 1972

    Extensivley illustrated.4to cloth boards with illustrated dust wrapper . Spine slightly faded otherwise a very good copy. A compilation publication reproduced from 12 Heal and Son catalogues to trace taste in furnishings of smaller homes.

    Stock ID: 18198
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  • 1988 The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion by  COON. Caroline,
    COON. Caroline,
    1988 The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion

    London Orbach and Chambers 1977

    First edition 128pp b/w internal illustrations. Perfect binding, colour illustrated wrappers. excellent condition. 1st edition of this extensively illustrated account of the early history of Punk. Bands noted, The Damned The Sex Pistols, The Clash amongst others. Also covers the 100 club 1976 Punk Rock Festival.

    Stock ID: 18233
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  • A Book Of Ornamental Glazing Quarries, Collected And Arranged From Ancient Examples by  FRANKS Augustus, Wollaston
    FRANKS Augustus, Wollaston
    A Book Of Ornamental Glazing Quarries, Collected And Arranged From Ancient Examples

    London, John Henry Parker 1849

    25pp, 112 plates. Original red cloth, gilt decorated spine and titles. Slightly rubbed at head and base of spine. Internally very good. Hard to find. Franks is an important Antiquarian. As undergraduate he began his collection of brass rubbings, ultimately given to the Society of Antiquaries; was one of the founders of the Cambridge Architectural Society and an early member of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society; and was also one of the four student members of the Ray Club. On leaving Cambridge in 1849 Franks devoted his energies to the Royal Archæological Institute, then newly established. Later he joined the staff of the British Museum and became a key figure in developing the collection of British Antiquities. This book, which reflected one of his personal collecting interests, was his first book.

    Stock ID: 18915
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    A Booklet of Decoration

    Chicago Published by the firm, 193 Wabash Ave, Chicago. 1902

    19pp, Colour ill, long 8vo decorated wrappers. Very good indeed. Beautifully illustrated trade catalogue. Shows a range of elaborate domestic interior decoration. This was the third of a series of booklets showing the range of styles which they executed from aesthetic style to colonial. Lovely item. Well known Chicago firm who operated as decorators and fitters for interiors from the late 19th century onwards.

    Stock ID: 19428
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    A Description of the East Window of S Martin's Windermere: With Some Account of That Old Parish Church (Sometimes Called Bowness Church) Also a Description of the Arms in the Window by Charles Bailey and Some Remarks on the Art of Glass Painting by Henry Hughes

    Kendal Printed by Atkinson and Pollitt 1874

    26pp illustrated with six tipped in sepia photographs and 2pp plates showingn the window inscriptions. Green decorated cloth with gilt titles. Loosely inserted manuscript notes on the funds raised for the restoration of the window and the names of contributors together with some additional hand written notes on the stained glass. Interesting documentary collection on a single project. Funds from sale of the book were intended for the restoration fund for the window. St Martin's Church is the parish Church of Bowness, and was built in 1483, with various alterations, including the restoration of 1870, when the Church was enlarged by Paley and Austin. The outstanding feature is the East window which was entrusted to Henry Hughes of London Glazier. The restoration was subsequently documented in guide books to the church.

    Stock ID: 15607
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  • A Manual of Historic Ornament by  GLAZIER Richard
    GLAZIER Richard
    A Manual of Historic Ornament

    B.T. Batsford (1899) 6th edition 1948

    Present edition revised and enlarged with 184pp + 670 illustrations by the author, + 72 photo plates in b/w. Green cloth. Very good in very good dust wrapper. Prize bookplate of the previous owner who was a prize winning apprentice in painting and decorating etc.

    Stock ID: 18984
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  • SUFFLING. Ernest R.,
    A Treatise on the Art of Glass Painting Prefaced with a Review of Ancient Glass

    London Scott Greenwood & Son 1902

    139 pp. colour frontis + 36 b/w ills. Dark green boards with embossed border, gilt lettering on cover and spine. Spine sl. faded. 8vo. Vg. Explains the art and mysteries of producing a stained glass window. Written by the author for both artist and general reader 'with an antiquarian turn of mind'. Chapters include Designing Scale Drawings, Cartoons and the Outline, The Various Kinds of Glass-Cutting for Windows, The Colours and Brushes used in Glass Paining, and Fret Lead Glazing. With 24-page 'Abridged Catalogue of Special Technical Books'. Two colour plates, called for on title page, not present, as usual.

    Stock ID: 17366
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  • SHARPE Edmund
    A Treatise on the Rise and Progress of Decorated Window Tracery in England: illustrated with ninety seven woodcuts and six engravings on steel with Decorated Windows: A Series of Illustrations of the Window Tracery of the Decorated Style of Ecclesiastical Architecture...

    London: John van Voorst 1849

    Vol. I: xii, 111pp, incl 97 ills and 6 plates; vol. II: 60 plates with a leaf of descriptive text. 228x150mm. Uniform blue gilt lettered cloth. Very good and very bright set of this study. Predates Sharpe's more well known treatise 'Architectural Parallels.'

    Stock ID: 6100
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  • (HONE) FROST. Stella (Ed.)
    A Tribute to Evie Hone and Mainie Jellett

    Dublin Browne and Nolan Limited. 1957

    77 pp. 12 plates in colour and b/w including colour frontispiece. 8vo. Buckram covered boards with title embossed on upper board. Small area of discolouration on buckram. Internally very good. Previous owner's signature on front end paper. Contributions and recollections dedicated to the memory of these two Irish artists, assessing their work, including notable figures, such as John Piper, Elizabeth Bowen, C.P. Curran, Raymond Mortimer and others. Both Evie Hone.[1894-1955] and Mainie Jellett [1897-1944] were important figure in Irish art history, both as an early proponents of abstract art and as a champions of the modern movement. Having met at Wesminster School of Art, they became life long friends, both trained under cubist teachers including Albert Glezies and André Lohte. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 17000
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  • CONNICK Charles (1875–1945)
    Adventures in Light and Color An Introduction to the Stained Glass Craft by Charles J. Connick, Master Craftsman.

    London George Harrap and Co Limited. 1937

    xvi, [2] 428 pages, Illustrated with tipped in colour plates on thick art grade paper on black backgrounds. 4to. Gilt lettered cloth. A little worn at edges else very good. With two loosely inserted printed greetings cards from Charles Connick dated 1940. Connick's studio continued to operate, and remained a leading producer of stained glass, until 1986. Connick's archive is at the Rotch Library, MIT Boston. Foreword by Charles D. Maginnis FHIH.

    Stock ID: 14501
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  • THORP Joseph
    An Aesthetic Conversion: being independent notes....

    London Heal & Co., Printed at the Arden Press Letchworth nd c1909

    22pp+ 2pp illustrated with b/w line illustrations. Original sugar paper wrappers with paste down label which wrap around inner paper binding. Small 8vo. Very good indeed. Advert for Heal's catalogues and products at the end. Beautiful item in fine condition The author is the typographer and journalist Joseph Thorp (1873-1962) offering independent polemical notes on taste, the traditions of Heals as a source of good taste in design and "directing inspiration" Lovely wood block full page illustrations throughout. Thorp moved form working at the Arden Press. He was involved in the Curwen Press and wrote later in life a biography of Eric Gill.

    Stock ID: 17861
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  • PEVSNER Nikolaus
    An Enquiry into Industrial Art in England

    Cambridge University Press 1937

    First edition. xiv + [3] + 234pp illus with 24 b/w plates, 4to, cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Very good although with some browning of endpapers. Pevsner made this carefully and well-researched survey of the conditions and artistic value of design in English industries and it remains a key text on the subject in which he considers the European perspective, particularly German design, and links it to the United Kingdom.

    Stock ID: 5368
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  • WINSTON. Charles,
    An Inquiry into the Difference of Style Observable in Ancient Glass Paintings Especially in England: With Hints on Glass Painting by an Amateur (Charles Winston).

    Oxford John Henry Parker 1847

    +xiv, 384 pp. B/w line drawings in text. Deep red cloth boards with decorative detail impressed into front (gilt) and back covers, in protective sleeve. Spine with gilt lettering and horizontal lines of decoration at the head and base of spine. Some wear at spine and slight foxing, else vg copies. Part II (plates) 75 b/w and hand-coloured plates. 23 page text illustration list preceding plates. Important study of stained glass techniques, including examination of borders, patterns, figures and foliage.

    Stock ID: 17279
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  • WINSTON. Charles,
    An Inquiry into the Difference of Style Observable in Ancient Glass Paintings Especially in England: With Hints on Glass Painting by an Amateur (Charles Winston).

    Oxford John Henry Parker 1847

    Two volume set. Vol. I, i-xxiv, 422pp + [2pp adverts] + 27 b/w ills. Vol. II, i-iv, 98pp, + list of 75 ills. 23 pages of text that identify 49 b/w and 26 hand coloured illustrations. Attractive full calf binding with tooling to spine. Important study of stained glass.

    Stock ID: 19031
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  • MORRIS, William.
    Architecture, Industry and Wealth

    London Longmans, Green and Co. 1902

    269pp. New Edition. Original cloth. Cloth, replacement paper spine label. Spine slightly sunned. Sympathetic repair to spine joint where it has been split. Collected papers by William Morris aspects of design, art and ocialism and the principles of conservation. Mainly given in the 1880's. There is a Kelmscott Press edition of these essays but this is the commercial edition.

    Stock ID: 18803
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  • Arts and Crafts Stained Glass by  CORMACK P.
    Arts and Crafts Stained Glass

    London Yale University Press 2015

    336pp illustrated with sumptuous colour plates throughout. 4to. New, dust wrapper. Based on more than three decades of research, Arts & Crafts Stained Glass is the first study of how the late-19th-century Arts and Crafts Movement transformed the aesthetics and production of stained glass in Britain and America. Much on key individual designers and the role of Christopher Whall in the period in drawing attention to glass and teaching techniques. This is a democratic art in so far as both men and women were active in the craft at the time. Published at £50

    Stock ID: 18091
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  • (SHELL GUIDE) NASH John, ESDAILE Katherine A.
    Bucks Shell Guide with notes on the monuments

    London (1936) Faber and Faber 1939

    46pp b/w illustrations + coloured maps, decorated end papers + paste down. Small 4to, cloth boards, covered plastic spiral binding boards over + illustrated dust wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly worn at the head of the spine. An excellent first edition of Nash's guide to Buckinghamshire. 2nd edition of the Bucks guide. First Faber edition.

    Stock ID: 18850
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  • Chinoiserie: The Vision of Cathay by  HONOUR Hugh
    HONOUR Hugh
    Chinoiserie: The Vision of Cathay

    London John Murray 1961

    294pp illus with 4 colour and 144 b/w plates. Very good with sl. in good wrapper. Previous owner's bookplates on front end paper. On the inspiration of China in western design, art, architecture and landscape.

    Stock ID: 18071
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  • 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. Faded on spine. 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.

    Stock ID: 18948
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  • STOUT Sandra McPhee
    Depression Glass

    Des Moines, Iowa: Wallace-Homestead Book Company 1970-1980

    Three volumes, all spiral bound. Parts 1 and 2 each contain 24 colour plates plus 1pp introduction and 24pp facing-page commentary. Part 3 also contains 24 colour plates with commentary, several of which are reproductions of period advertisements. Overall in vg condition for ephemeral items, with a small crease to front cover of part 3 and very light spotting to part 2. A fabulous catalogue of the colourful pressed or 'tank' glassware produced in huge quantities throughout the 1920s-40s. Increasingly appreciated by collectors, these pieces also provide an insight into popular design in the early 20th C.

    Stock ID: 12948
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