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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Design 46 by  CoID: NEWMAN W H (Editor)
    CoID: NEWMAN W H (Editor)
    Design 46 A Survey of British Industrial Design as displayed in the "Britain can make it" Exhibition organised by the Council of Industrial Design

    HMSO for the Council of Industrial Design 1946

    144pp illus with b/w plates and line ills. Colour decorated wrappers. 4to. Sl. worn along edges and a little bumped on bottom corner at spine else a good copy of this ephemeral publication which documented the key design items in the exhibition including modern household appliances, furniture, fabric, silver, fashion etc. Uncommon.

    Stock ID: 17910
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  • ASLIN Elizabeth
    E W Godwin: Furniture and Interior Decoration

    London John Murray 1986

    96pp illustrated with 18 colour and 85 b/w plates. Square 4to. Very good with dust wrapper. Important study of his furniture and designs reviewing the origins of his ideas which ranged from the Japanese to the Gothic Revival style till Godwin became a leading light of the Aesthetic Movement.

    Stock ID: 19019
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  • [EL LISSITZKY] LISSITZKY-KUPPERS, Sophie (Author), H. Aldwinckle (Translator)
    El Lissitzky: Life Letters Texts

    London Thames and Hudson [1967] 1992 reprint

    410pp 284 illustrations, 103 in colour. 4to. Fine in dust wrapper. Compiled by Lissitzky's widow this is a key documentary study of the artist and comprises biographical material, based on his letters and a series of plates revealing the range of his work. The book further includes collections of literary documents and theoretical writings by Lissitzky and accounts of him by his contemporaries.

    Stock ID: 18098
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  • GARDNER James and HELLER Caroline,
    Exhibition and Display

    London, B.T. Batsford 1960

    192pp illustrated with b/w plates throughout and line illustrations. Large 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper. Gardner was a leading UK designer for exhibitions including working on the Britain can make it exhibition, Festival of Britain and Brussels Worlds Fair of 1958. Post dating the book he worked on Expo 67 in Canada and throughout his life was involved in the Council for Industrial Design. Great source for his designs and those of his contemporaries for exhibition stands and display in general.

    Stock ID: 18614
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  • Fifty Years of Sundour 1906-1956 by  MORTON Jocelyn W. F. (introduction)
    MORTON Jocelyn W. F. (introduction)
    Fifty Years of Sundour 1906-1956 being a reprint of "The History of the Development of Fast Dyeing and Dyes: A lecture delivered before the Royal Society of Arts on the 20th February 1929 by James Morton".

    Carlisle Morton Sundour Fabrics Limited 1956

    40pp with b/w photographic pasted down of James Morton and end page decoration with insignia of the firm. Bound in green Sundour fabric. Fine. Loosely inserted 27pp printed pamphlet entitled "Sundour Golden Jubilee; speeches given at a dinner held in Carlisle on 15 March 1956"

    Stock ID: 18209
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  • Glass by  CORSON Jack (introduction) VILLENEUVE Noel, (edited and designed by)
    CORSON Jack (introduction) VILLENEUVE Noel, (edited and designed by)

    London The London Sand Blast Decorative Glass Works Ltd nd c 1940

    43pp illustrated with tipped in colour and b/w plates. Original white wrappers with grey/green sugar paper dust wrapper over with title on upper wrapper. 250 x 185mm. Documents the work of The London Sand Blast Decorative Glass Works Ltd. Features designs from famous theatres, hotels, restaurants, 66 Portland Place for the RIBA and ocean liners including the HMS Caronia. A little light marking to a few pages. A few small chips to top and bottom of spine of dust jacket and some light fading to back cover. The company was established c1875 and they were manufacturers and processors of constructional glass products, advertising ashtrays, illuminated advertising signs, Advertising glass jugs, Lettering of chemical bottles, edge-lit glass signs, church windows, Door panels etc. The current volume features the work of Villeneuve alongside John Hutton, John Buckland Wright for the Caronia and J W Whipp amongst others. Lovely production where the last few tipped in photographs show cutting and acid embossing. List of projects where the glass was installed given at the end. Whole publication has an art deco feel to it.

    Stock ID: 19391
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    Glass and Stained Glass; Limoges and Other Painted Enamels: The James A. Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor

    London, Office du Livre, for The National Trust 1977

    496 pp illustrated with b/w and colour tipped in plates . Large 4to. Very good copy in slip case. Provides details of many objects collected by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898), who built Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. Includes examples of Roman and Near-Eastern Glass, Venetian and Venetian-style Glass, German and Bohemian Glass, etc.

    Stock ID: 19116
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  • In The Gutter by  HENNESEY Val
    In The Gutter

    London Quartet Books 1978

    95pp b/w + colour illustrations. Small 4to. Perfect binding, illustrated wrappers. Very small chip to the head of the spine otherwise an almost fine copy. Photographic study with an interesting point of reference. The book was conceived after the publishers were researching imagery for a book on world religions. The adornments of different ceremonial dress reminded them of portraits of contemporary punks. The book contains images of punks juxtaposed with images of people wearing traditional dress. Accompanying text written by Val Hennessey. Excellent piece of fashion research material.

    Stock ID: 18238
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  • Individuality by  VOYSEY Charles Francis Annesley
    VOYSEY Charles Francis Annesley

    (First Published 1915) Shaftesbury Nadder Books 1986

    142pp. Wraps. Fine. Scarce reprint of the book which records the principles on which Voysey's work is based.

    Stock ID: 19377
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    Inleiding Tot De Kennis Van De Ontwikkeling Der Toegepaste Kunst (Introduction To The Knowledge And Development Of Applied Arts)

    Rotterdam W.L & J Brusse's Uitgevers-Maatschappij 1923

    77pp (text in Dutch) + 63 b/w plates. 4to paper wrapper spine slightly chipped + some discolouration otherwise good. Well illustrated with very strong photography. Plates show examples of early twentieth Century textiles,ceramics,glass,furniture and typography. Makers are named.

    Stock ID: 17987
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    It's No 3. Anne Davidson, Sally Downing, Susan Gordon, David Marsh, Michael Sossick, Christopher Speer

    London Wimbledon School of Art 1966 1966

    135pp Sq 8vo b/w + colour illustrations throughout including one fold out by Sally Downing. Contrasting papers used throughout. Orange wrappers, with overprinted wrap around dust wrapper. Attractive format, a very well designed + illustrated publication. Numerous articles exploring many subjects relating to an Art school, including Experimental Theatre, Poetry, Drawing, printmaking, painting etc including illustrated poem by Adrian Mitchell and collaged photographs of Teesside by David Marsh.

    Stock ID: 18610
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  • Jean Muir: Beyond Fashion by  (MUIR) STEMP, Sinty and GREEN, Felicity (foreword)
    (MUIR) STEMP, Sinty and GREEN, Felicity (foreword)
    Jean Muir: Beyond Fashion

    Woodbridge Antique Collectors' Club c.2007

    175pp, b/w & col. photographs throughout. Square 4to. Black cloth with silver lettering to front and spine in photographic dw. Snakeskin print endpapers. As new. Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary celebrations marking the first Jean Muir collections in 1966. Famous for her little black dresses, although she favoured navy blue to wear herself, Jean Muir's story is told here through the photographs of David Bailey, Norman Parkinson and Terry O'Neill, amongst others.

    Stock ID: 19369
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