Design

  • 1851 and the Crystal Palace by HOBHOUSE, Christopher
    HOBHOUSE, Christopher
    1851 and the Crystal Palace being an account of the Great Exhibition and its contents; of Joseph Paxton; and the erection, the subsequent history and the destruction of his masterpiece.....

    London John Murray [1939] 1950 Revised edition

    181pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. Introduction by Osbert Lancaster. Decorate end papers. Decorated boards with dust wrapper the latter a bit chipped with about 2.5cm torn away against lower board.

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  • A Catalogue of Netherlandish and North European Roundels in Britain by COLE, William.
    COLE, William.
    A Catalogue of Netherlandish and North European Roundels in Britain

    Oxford Oxford University Press 1993

    342 pp. B/w ills throughout. 4to. Cloth cover. The first catalogue of Britain's collection of 16th and 17th century stained glass roundels, mostly from Holland and Belgium. An important source book for researchers of drawings and engravings, and students of stained glass. Bookplate of Richard Marks on front paste down.

    Stock ID: 21445
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  • [BOURNVILLE] WRAY W. J. and FERGUSON, M. A, Editors
    A Day continuation School at Work Papers by Twelve Contributors

    London Longmans Green and Co. 1920

    212pp illustrated with b/w plates showing adolescent children at work at these schools. Ex Cocoa Works Library, Rowntree York and with stamp of Joseph Rowntree Homestead Library on front end paper. Class mark on spine. Paper spine label rubbed and chipped. Corners of boards bumped. Insightful on education organised separately for boys and girls. Cadbury Bournville's commitment to the education and welfare of its employees and family is fascinating. This book provides papers on the various aspects of education it covered including natural history, arts and crafts, science, physical training for girls, mathematics. The Bournville experiment ran between 1913 - 1946 but this book advocates the wider adoption of the principles. It aimed…

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    London Longmans Green and Co. 1920

    212pp illustrated with b/w plates showing adolescent children at work at these schools. Ex Cocoa Works Library, Rowntree York and with stamp of Joseph Rowntree Homestead Library on front end paper. Class mark on spine. Paper spine label rubbed and chipped. Corners of boards bumped. Insightful on education organised separately for boys and girls. Cadbury Bournville's commitment to the education and welfare of its employees and family is fascinating. This book provides papers on the various aspects of education it covered including natural history, arts and crafts, science, physical training for girls, mathematics. The Bournville experiment ran between 1913 - 1946 but this book advocates the wider adoption of the principles. It aimed to offer young employees access to education. The chapters in the book by different contributors basically show the experience of their writers. Given the date of the book it insightful on the range of education for girls.

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    Stock ID: 21729
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  • URE, Andrew.
    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines containing a clear exposition of their principles ad practice

    London, Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans 1839

    1334pp, illustrated with twelve hundred and forty engravings on wood. 8vo. Rebound with brown cloth and gilt lettering to make a sturdy copy. Huge early Victorian compendium of information about almost everything technical from printing to glass making etc. by this renowned dictionary maker. This is the first edition but the dictionary was subsequently reprinted in many editions even after the death of Ure in 1857.

    Stock ID: 21760
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  • BROWN. Sarah (Ed),
    A History of the Stained Glass of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

    Windsor Dean and Canons of Windsor 2005

    263 pp. 97 bw ills, 12 colour plates. Decorated, laminated wrappers. Small bump at top spine edge else fine copy, as new. Pioneering study exploring the history of the chapel's stained glass, by a team of distinguished stained glass historians and heraldic scholars, revealing a microcosm of English stained glass design across the centuries. With essays by Martin Harrison, Michael Archer, Peter J. Begent, Sarah Baylis, William Cole and Hilary Wayment.

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  • A Record of the International Fire Exhibition organised under the auspices of the British Fire Prevention Committee .. by SACHS, Edwin O.
    SACHS, Edwin O.
    A Record of the International Fire Exhibition organised under the auspices of the British Fire Prevention Committee .. Earls Court London 1903

    London by The British Fire Prevention Committee 1903

    304pp + lxxi + [4]pp appendix +270 plates + fold out plan of the exhibition forming last page. Red gilt decorated loth. Head and base of spine chipped. Decorated end papers, these a little age toned. The exhibition included examples of the latest fire fighting equipment and there was also a substantial loan of items on the history of fire including paintings, models, historical equipment etc. Sachs is best known for his writing on Theatre Architecture. Sach wrote the introduction to this huge catalogue.

    Stock ID: 21864
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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 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: 21595
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  • AGIUS, Pauline, [editor] JONES, Stephen [Intro]
    Ackerman's Regency Furniture & Interiors

    Crowood 1984

    200pp illustrated with50 colour, 200 b&w plates. A comprehensive survey of the Regency furniture and interior views which appeared in the 'Repository of Arts' between 1809-1828 with a descriptive text and background information. The illustrations provide a valuable source book for furniture design, interior decoration and window curtain treatments.

    Stock ID: 21341
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  • [PARKER] ROGERSON, Ian
    Agnes Miller Parker wood-engraver and illustrator 1895-1980 with recollections of the artist by John Dreyfus

    Wakefield The Fleece Press 1990

    One of 241 of 300 copies. 92pp 32 wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker, 3 half-tones of the young artist at her easel, with her fellow students at the Glasgow School of Art and, later in life, holding one of her Siamese cats + further sketches in black and white + one in colour "The horsefair". 230x280mm Half blue cloth with paper label on spine, Claire Mazairezyk paste paper covered boards. Good in slip case with paper label. Paper label on slip case a little foxed.

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  • LEE, Lawrence
    An Appreciation of Stained Glass: The Appreciation of the Arts 9

    London, Oxford University Press 1977

    118 pp. Black and white illustrations. Small 4to. Cloth Very good in dust wrapper. A little shelfwea to base og spine. Previous owners name on front end paper. Excellent source for recent design projects as well as introducing earlier designs.

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  • Anglo-Saxon Guide to the 1900 Paris Exhibition by [PARIS 1900] BERNARD B.,
    [PARIS 1900] BERNARD B.,
    Anglo-Saxon Guide to the 1900 Paris Exhibition

    Imprimeries Lemereicer, Paris, Boot & Son, London, L Darbyshire, New York 1900

    viii + 240pp, Fold out frontis of the exhibition as a panorama, With Map of Paris, Map of the Exhibition Grounds & Buildings enlarged plans of various sections, upwards of 100 illustrations and 10 maps. Colour wrapper featuring red, blue and black figure draped in Union Jack and USA Flags over white wrapper. Wrapper design by John Hassall. Superb guide to the Exposition reputedly the "only English Guide sold at the Official Book Stalls inside the Exhibition"

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  • [BARNETT FREEDMAN] ROGERSON, Ian.
    Barnett Freedman the Graphic Art With an essay on Freedman as master lithographer by Michael Twyman.

    Upper Denby, Huddersfield : The Fleece Press 2006

    One of 240 copies with loosely inserted card + one of 90 with printed facsimile keepsake for the diaspora of the Barnett Freedman Fan Club present. First edition, first printing. Complete edition was limited to 500 copies. Issued with a DVD housed in a sleeve tipped to the back paste down containing the 1935 film, "The King's Stamp", made by William Coldstream for the GPO on the commissioning, design & execution of the Silver Jubilee stamp to Freedman's design, with music by Benjamin Britten. Includes a checklist of Freedman's book illustrations. 253pp, 252 illustrations + CD, poster design and facsimile card. Red brick coloured cloth, paper label, slip case. Fine. Checklist…

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    Upper Denby, Huddersfield : The Fleece Press 2006

    One of 240 copies with loosely inserted card + one of 90 with printed facsimile keepsake for the diaspora of the Barnett Freedman Fan Club present. First edition, first printing. Complete edition was limited to 500 copies. Issued with a DVD housed in a sleeve tipped to the back paste down containing the 1935 film, "The King's Stamp", made by William Coldstream for the GPO on the commissioning, design & execution of the Silver Jubilee stamp to Freedman's design, with music by Benjamin Britten. Includes a checklist of Freedman's book illustrations. 253pp, 252 illustrations + CD, poster design and facsimile card. Red brick coloured cloth, paper label, slip case. Fine. Checklist of works by the designer included as pages 227-237. The additions in this copy were issued as a reward to those who purchased the book early.

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    Stock ID: 21461
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  • with manuscript notation on the cover, [LONDESBOROUGH] CROKER Thomas Crofton
    Catalogue of a Collection of Ancient & Mediaeval Rings and Personal Ornaments formed by Lady Londesborough

    Printed for Private Reference 1853

    viii +88pp + 2 fold out engraved illustrations and other illustrations in the text. 4to. Bound in red half calf, raised bands. This a little rubbed. Original blue upper wrapper bound in. Upper wrapper with inscription "From Lord Londesborough" on top edge. [ Created Baron Londesborough in 1849] Londesborough who changed his name to Denison in 1849 under the terms of his uncle's will owned Grimston Park near Tadcaster. From the Birmingham Asay Office with their small stamp on free end paper.

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  • Christopher Dresser: The People's Designer 1834-1904 by (DRESSER) LYONS Harry
    (DRESSER) LYONS Harry
    Christopher Dresser: The People's Designer 1834-1904

    Woodbridge Antique Collector's Club 2005

    320 pp with over 400 colour and 250 b/w illustrations. 4to. Cloth in d/w, fine. A readable but comprehensive look at the work of the prolific designer of household objects who blended affordability and style in the industrial age. With chapters covering ceramics, floor coverings, furniture, glass, metalware, textiles and wallpaper, all generously illustrated.

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  • Costumes of the Modern Stage by 1889 Paris Exposition MOBISSON M. {edited by} [Secretary to the direction of the Opera Paris]
    1889 Paris Exposition MOBISSON M. {edited by} [Secretary to the direction of the Opera Paris]
    Costumes of the Modern Stage

    London John C Nimmo 1889 , King William Street 1889-1900

    4 pages + 3 full page hand coloured illustration by Steinlen Mesples and signed in the plates. Produced for Review in three acts and nine tableau entitled "The Paris Exposition" by M M Blondeau and Monreal represented for the first time at the Theatre des Varieties, Paris 20th November 1889. Beautiful decorated wrappers. 4to. Very good. The text is a personal critique of the production for which the costumes were designed. Noted on wrappers that it is Part II of a larger publication. Each part however stands alone as each part as they were dedicated for a separate production at the Atheneum. A twenty part series of Costumes for…

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    London John C Nimmo 1889 , King William Street 1889-1900

    4 pages + 3 full page hand coloured illustration by Steinlen Mesples and signed in the plates. Produced for Review in three acts and nine tableau entitled "The Paris Exposition" by M M Blondeau and Monreal represented for the first time at the Theatre des Varieties, Paris 20th November 1889. Beautiful decorated wrappers. 4to. Very good. The text is a personal critique of the production for which the costumes were designed. Noted on wrappers that it is Part II of a larger publication. Each part however stands alone as each part as they were dedicated for a separate production at the Atheneum. A twenty part series of Costumes for the Stage was announced to be published but it seems only 5 parts were actually produced and each for individual plays. These turn up separately.

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    Stock ID: 21179
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  • (CHERMAYEFF) PLUNZ Richard (ed)
    Design and the Public Good Selected Writings, 1930 - 1980, by Serge Chermayeff

    Cambridge: The MIT Press 1982

    xxxii + 414pp illustrated with b/w sketches, plans and plates throughout, 4to, cloth, dw. Good in sl sunned and faded dw. Some markings from previous owner within text. An essential guide to understanding Chermayeff and his work, with forty essays, articles and lectures by Chermayeff plus a collection of his designs. (h)

    Stock ID: 5520
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  • (FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN) RUSSELL Gordon (introduction)
    Design in the Festival: Illustrating a selection of well-designed British goods in production in the Festival Year 1951

    Council of Industrial Design 1951

    132pp illus with colour and b/w plates including period adverts. 4to. Wrappers. Very good indeed although back wrapper a little creased. Much of the material illustrated and discussed was exhibited at the South Bank Exhibition of other official Exhibitions held in 1951. Includes furniture, furnishings, objects for the home, camera and film equipment, ships and other means of transport. Hard to find.

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  • Designers in Britain 7 : A Review of Graphic and Industrial Design by the Society of Industrial Arts and Designers.
    Designers in Britain 7 : A Review of Graphic and Industrial Design by the Society of Industrial Arts and Designers.

    London Andre Deutsch Ltd. 1971

    283pp including wide range of illustrations (some colour) ;4to. . Blue boards which are slightly bumped at corners. Unclipped dust jacket, this worn at edges. Interesting end paper with front end paper partially printed on tracing paper and part forming red end paper. Covers contemporary poster, graphics, wallpaper, jewellery, textile, TV and film graphics etc. All designers featured were members of the SIAD.

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  • PILKINGTONS - BURTON William
    Designing for Machine Made Goods 1911 Being an address delivered at the Municipal School of Art, Manchester on the occasion of the opening session 1911-1912

    Manchester School of Art 1911

    Unpaginated 12pp 4to. Decorated title page and tailpieces. Burton was a founding director of Pilkington's Tile Works, renowned chemist and expert on tiles and this history of pottery.

    Stock ID: 5267
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  • With letters form the author WOODFORDE Christopher
    English Stained and Painted Glass

    Oxford at the Clarenden Press 1954

    83pp text + colour forntis iece and 80pp b/w plates. From the library of Ian Taylor (Oxford) with his signature on the front end paper + 3 loosely inserted a.l.s. from the author to Ian Taylor written in 1952 when the book was being planned and concerning photographs. Very good in sl. worn dw which is chipped at the head and base of spine.

    Stock ID: 4249
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