Design

  • 44 Berkeley Square by LORD Kinross [commentary] DAINTREY Adrian [illustrations]
    LORD Kinross [commentary] DAINTREY Adrian [illustrations]
    44 Berkeley Square

    London privately printed at the Curwen Press 1962

    no 219 of 600 copies printed. Illustrations by Adrian Daintrey, two in colour. Marbled boards. Very good indeed. In 1963, 44 Berkeley Square opened as The Clermont Club with Annabel's nightclub in the basement. It operated until 2018. It was the destination of of royalty, fashion icons, recording stars and Hollywood greats alike. The booklet is a history of the house which, when first built, was ''the most aristocratic address in mid-Georgian London'' and designed by William Kent. The publication was probably produced in association with the acquisition of the building for the Clermont Club in 1962 by John Aspinall.

    Stock ID: 20528
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  • Advertising Art: tricks of the trade by HALL Dixi Gail
    HALL Dixi Gail
    Advertising Art: tricks of the trade

    Walter F Foster nd c1950

    40pp illustrated with 4 monotone and many b/w plates. Folio. Stapled. Striking colour wrappers. USA graphic designer ending up eventually with his own Hollywood advertising agency moving on to Laguna Beach where he specialised in design and illustration.

    Stock ID: 20278
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  • Arts & Crafts in Yorkshire by ARMSTRONG Barrie and Wendy
    ARMSTRONG Barrie and Wendy
    Arts & Crafts in Yorkshire

    Wetherby Oblong Creative 2013

    370pp illustrated with colour plates. Decorated wrappers. Uniform with Arts and Crafts of the North West and Arts and Crafts of the North East. A fabulous gazetteer with scholarly notes on the arts, crafts, decorative metalwork and stained glass across the Region. A wonderful book which draws widely on the authors' knowledge and experience.

    Stock ID: 15693
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  • 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.

    Stock ID: 20565
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  • [BOOKPLATES]
    Bookplates designed by Gavin Stamp

    A collection of 65 bookplates made for friends or as commissioned projects. The influence of the black-and-white style of his early- twentieth century heroes F. L. Griggs, William Nicholson, and Frank Brangwyn are evident in these but also Edward Gorey perhaps. Gavin Stamp had a significant collection of Gorey books right beside his books on lettering and book design and bookplates design on his shelves. The collection is a fascinating social document in which bookplates appear for, amongst others David Watkin, Colin Emery, Michael Burgess, Lawrence Yap and many others associated with Cambridge.

    Stock ID: 20415
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  • [CONRAN]
    Conran Contract Furniture Range

    London Conran, 5 Avon Trading Estate, Avonmore Road 1973

    40pp illustrated with colour plates. 4to. Decorated wrappers, these a little worn. Loosely inserted 18pp typeset price list for December 1973 listing all the products, dimensions and stock numbers.

    Stock ID: 20447
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  • Curios Catalogue for the Month of June by LIBERTY & CO.
    LIBERTY & CO.
    Curios Catalogue for the Month of June

    London Liberty and Co 1903

    Series LX11 12pp illustrated with bw plates. Long 8vo. Stapled. Brown lettered wrappers. Very good. Individual Chinese jars, weapons and ornaments, some antique, offered by the firm. Very good copy. Good source for individual pieces. Chinese Pottery Mark representing "good luck" on the inside of the front wrapper.

    Stock ID: 20440
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  • Curios Catalogue for the Month of March by LIBERTY & CO.
    LIBERTY & CO.
    Curios Catalogue for the Month of March

    London Liberty and Co 1903

    Series LVX 10pp illustrated with b/w plates. Long 8vo. Stapled. Brown lettered wrappers. Very good. Antique items for sale, each with number and with provenance. They included Chinese vases, a Queen Anne Bureau from the Speakers House following a fire at the Houses of Parliament and a variety of individual Chinese trophies and ornaments. Very good indeed. Chinese Pottery Mark representing "good luck" on the inside wrapper.

    Stock ID: 20439
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  • MORLEY, John.
    Death, Heaven and the Victorians

    London Studio Vista 1971

    208pp colour + b/w ills. Small 4to purple cloth with illustrated dw. Wrapper a little chipped at the top edge else a very good copy. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate on the front paste down.

    Stock ID: 20190
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  • THEROUX Paul
    Doctor Slaughter

    London Hamish Hamilton 1984

    137pp. Good with good dust wrapper. Signed in purple crayon on front end paper by Eduardo Paolozzi. Loosely inserted letter from Penny Thomson [ Avonbridge Film Production Company Ltd.] to Robin Spencer. Single sided typed letter on headed paper, signed in pen by Penny. Text reads "Eduardo insisted on lendin me his copy of Theroux's Dr Slaughter during the Festival and the was that I would pass it on to you once I was finished with it....". The letter contineus to discuss other matters relating to Russell Harty's Arts Reciew Programme.

    Stock ID: 20579
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  • Education for Industrial Design by With original letter from Misha Black BLACK, Misha.
    With original letter from Misha Black BLACK, Misha.
    Education for Industrial Design

    Reprinted fro Nature Vol 201 no 4926 1964

    Pamphlet 18pp. Wrappers. Staples slightly rusty. Loosely inserted autographed letter, signed from Misha Black to W G Holt, Wolverhapton, on RCA headed paper and dated 1970. Misha Black notes in the letter that the pamphlet gives the "gist of the argument" of what should form an industrial design education.

    Stock ID: 20552
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  • Etchings by Fowler of figures in stained glass on the east window of Selby Abbey Church' by STAINED GLASS FOWLER J[ames]?
    STAINED GLASS FOWLER J[ames]?
    Etchings by Fowler of figures in stained glass on the east window of Selby Abbey Church' with The Tomb of Barwick, Abbot of Selby

    The Author, 1820

    8 original etchings. Small 4to. Green morocco, gilt lettering. Sewn. Bookplate of the Library of the Yorkshire Architectural Society on the front paste down. From the collection of George Pace. [Pencil note to this effect]. Worn along spine edge and all edges rubbed. Stitching largely lost. Uncommon. Uncoloured etchings from original drawings by Fowler of figures in the glass together with one of the Tomb of Barwick of Selby. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 5 (1877–78): 331–49.

    Stock ID: 14549
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  • Evertaut Formula Furniture by EVERTAUT LTD.,
    EVERTAUT LTD.,
    Evertaut Formula Furniture

    Darwen Evertaut Ltd. 1966

    62pp illustrated wth b/w and colour plates, line ills and with tables providing pricing details. Long 4to. Spiral bound. Colour photographic wraps showing range of furniture designed for the firm with the photograph taken at Birmingham Municipal Airport. Catalogue of office furniture comprising seating, wood and steel desks and related equipment. Includes price lists for purchase as well as details of leasing arrangements. Catalogue design by Elliott Advertising Ltd.

    Stock ID: 20400
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  • Exhibition of Steuben Glass Park Lane House by PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS, INFORMATION and CATALOGUE WITH MANUSCRIPT NOTES [STEUBEN GLASS]
    PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS, INFORMATION and CATALOGUE WITH MANUSCRIPT NOTES [STEUBEN GLASS]
    Exhibition of Steuben Glass Park Lane House 45 Park Lane, London

    1955

    The collection comprises, three copies of the catalogue describing 52 numbers in the exhibition, 2pp guest list to a reception hosted by the Duke of Buccleuch, 3pp [duplicated using roneo stencils], press notice [?] about the exhibition, 6pp hand written briefing notes about the set up of the exhibition and likely frequently asked questions. There are five black and white photographs of exhibits with explanatory texts pasted on the verso of each. Each Photograph is 10 x 8 inches. They include an image of the Dwight David Eisenhower cup designed by Sydney Waugh, Bima and the Snake y Raden Basoeki Abdullah, The Valour Cup by John Monteith Gates, Merry Go Round by Sidney Waugh, Counterpoise by Dan Pollard…

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    1955

    The collection comprises, three copies of the catalogue describing 52 numbers in the exhibition, 2pp guest list to a reception hosted by the Duke of Buccleuch, 3pp [duplicated using roneo stencils], press notice [?] about the exhibition, 6pp hand written briefing notes about the set up of the exhibition and likely frequently asked questions. There are five black and white photographs of exhibits with explanatory texts pasted on the verso of each. Each Photograph is 10 x 8 inches. They include an image of the Dwight David Eisenhower cup designed by Sydney Waugh, Bima and the Snake y Raden Basoeki Abdullah, The Valour Cup by John Monteith Gates, Merry Go Round by Sidney Waugh, Counterpoise by Dan Pollard and one other piece by him. Finally there is a printed booklet "British Artists in Crystal" Steuben Glass 1954. The whole collection is in an envelope with Steuben Glass label sent form the USA to Mr C David Stelling, Press Secretaries Ltd, 38 Parliament Street, London S.W.1. Fascinating collection of material which gives insights into the exhibits as well as issues relating to export and sale of pieces at the time. The exhibition was brought to the UK with support from the State Department in co-operation with Steuben Glass

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    Stock ID: 20429
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  • For Distinctive Treatments: The 'Heaped' Fire Catalogue no 15 by BRATT, COLBRAN & CO & THE HEAPED FIRE COMPANY
    BRATT, COLBRAN & CO & THE HEAPED FIRE COMPANY
    For Distinctive Treatments: The 'Heaped' Fire Catalogue no 15

    London published by the Company from Mortimer Street. nd c1930

    22pp with 17 b/w photographs of fireplaces. Wraps, vg, with colour paste down label showing fireplace. Illustrations include views of workshops and Showroom. Correspondence loosely inserted addressed to H M Gimson RIBA from the director together with three loosely inserted leaflets for Portculis Gas Fires which all have 1934 dates in pencil on them. Humphrey Gimson was the nephew of Ernest Gimson.

    Stock ID: 20480
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  • WEAVER, Lawrence.
    Gas Fires and their Settings

    London Fanfare Press 1929

    Colour frontis, 64pp, 42 b/w photographic illustrations. 4to. Contrasting boards and spine with gilt lettering and decoration on upper board. Small chip in spine else good Architects noted where there are room settings with fireplaces. The book was written at a time when there was an increase in domestic usage of gas fires to replace coal fires in modern homes.

    Stock ID: 20522
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  • Good Design: Good Business by (CoID SCOTLAND) GLOAG John
    (CoID SCOTLAND) GLOAG John
    Good Design: Good Business The Scottish Committee of the Council of Industrial Design

    Edinburgh, HMSO 1947

    79pp with 95 b/w illustrations. 8vo pamphlet in wrappers, lightly worn at spine, else vg. Guide to the principles of industrial and commercial design, explaining their importance to manufacturers. Well illustrated with examples of products from electrical appliances to furniture, fabrics, packaging and their display. With case studies outlining the processes of design, including 'the employment of designers by Josiah Wedgwood Ltd.'.

    Stock ID: 20365
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  • Graphis no 47: by [GAMES Abram] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    [GAMES Abram] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    Graphis no 47: International Bi-Monthly for Graphic and Aplied Art

    Zurich Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press 1953

    Text in English, German and French. Pagination runs pp 172-254 + advertising leaves. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates including period adverts. In this issue the lead article is by Ronald Tritton on Abram Games. Additional articles7 on Pharmaceutical Advertising Design, Czech Advertising Art and After the War and on Jiri Brdeka. Cover design by Abram Games. Slightly worn at head and base of the spine else very good indeed.

    Stock ID: 20707
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  • Graphis no 56 by [PICASSO Pablo and ECKERSLEY Tom] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    [PICASSO Pablo and ECKERSLEY Tom] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    Graphis no 56 International Bi-Monthly for Graphic and Aplied Art

    Zurich Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press 1954

    Text in English, German and French. Pagination runs pp 443- 532 + index to volume 10 at the end. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates including period adverts. Lead article is on Picasso, the Lithographer by Manuel Gasser. Also long article on Tom Eckersley by René Elvin and another on Hans Falk by Willy Rotzler. Cover design an image by Pablo Picasso. Very good copy.

    Stock ID: 20708
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  • [GIBBONS] GREEN, David.
    Grinling Gibbons: His work as carver and statuary 1648-1721

    London, Country Life 1964

    207pp illustrated with 248 b/w plates. 4to. Orange cloth. Very good with slightly worn dust wrapper. One of those beautifully produced Country Life titles. Super illustrations supported by scholarly but readable texts.

    Stock ID: 20288
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