Exposicion Internacional Barcelona 1929

    56 vistas around the Exposition. Long 4to. Maroon Cloth, gilt lettering. Good copy. Text in Spanish and English. Includes one fold out panorama of the main vista.

    Stock ID: 21839
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  • Faience for Swimming Baths by [MID-CENTURY DESIGN] SHAWS
    Faience for Swimming Baths

    Darwen Shaws Glazed Brick Company 1962

    12pp catalogue on faience for swimming pools which was designed to assist architects with their design. Includes image of Wythenshawe, Manchester public baths and some images of tile types as well as practical specification material. Hole punch marks through who brochure. Loosely inserted additional specification sheets + letter from the company Lake District architects E Donald Haigh, Kendal with details of prices.

    Stock ID: 21544
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  • Franco-British Exhibition, London 1908 Official Guide and Description by [FRANCO BRITISH EXHIBITION 1908]
    Franco-British Exhibition, London 1908 Official Guide and Description Sommaire de l'Exposition

    London Printed by Bemrose & Sons Ltd 1908

    Xliv +132pp illustrated with b/w plates of the pavilions and many period ads. Decorated wrappers. Spine al little worn else good. 1908 Following the success of the 1904 India Exhibition, this exhibition was the brain child of Irme Kiralfy. Useful for giving an overview of the whole exhibition concept.

    Stock ID: 21861
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  • HALL Michael
    George Frederick Bodley and the Later Gothic Revival in Britain and America

    London Yale University Press 2014

    352 pp. High quality b/w and colour photographs throughout. Large 4to. Fine, in cloth boards and decorated dust wrapper. The first comprehensive exploration of the life and work of this major Gothic Revival architect, who believed that every element of a building must be part of an integrated design strategy. Commemorates the 140th anniversary of Bodley's founding of Watts & Company in 1874, to produce ecclesiastical vestments, textiles, and wallpapers. Lavishly illustrated featuring over 200 images. Presents impeccable scholarship on the work of an influential visionary of Victorian design.

    Stock ID: 21662
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  • With Eduardo Paolozzi bookplate HOLSCHER, Eberhard [ editor ]
    German Advertising Art

    Munich F. Bruckmann: 1967

    160pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Square small 4to. With Paolozzi bookplate on inside of front wrapper. Book a little worn at edges else very good. Useful survey of Post World War II advertising designs in Germany. Text in English. Cover design by Hans Kuh.

    Stock ID: 21724
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  • Glass by CASHMORE & CO., LTD

    Bristol Cashmore & Co Ltd 1933

    Trade catalogue for the firm who were merchants of plate and sheet glass, bevellers, silverers, brilliant cutters, wallpaper and decorators' merchants and paint manufacturers. [ established 1829].48pp illustrated with photo litho plates and 4 single sided coloured pages of designs for domestic leaded lights - for 1930s houses. Other images show etched glass for pubs, figured and rolled glass etc. Stapled catalogue with ribbon hanger punched through the upper corner. Title page a bit dusty else good. Decorated wrappers.

    Stock ID: 21561
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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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  • (GIBBONS) OUGHTON, Frederick.
    Grinling Gibbons & the English Woodcarving Tradition

    London, Stobart 1979

    x +224pp, with b/w photographs and line ills throughout. 4to. Cloth vg in similar d/w.

    Stock ID: 21723
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  • Hand and Machine by WELCH Robert
    WELCH Robert
    Hand and Machine

    Campden: Robert Welch 1986

    206pp with 100s b/w and colour illustrations, square 4to, boards, dw. Vg in fine dw. Biography and overview of the work of the celebrated silversmith and designer Robert Welch. Preface by Alan Crawford.

    Stock ID: 4725
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  • [VAN DE VELDE, Henry] ADRIENSES, Werner., FOH, Thomas and WALTER, Sabine.
    Henry Van De Velde Passion Function Beauty 1863-1957


    English Edition. 304pp illustrated. 4to. White boards, decorated upper board and end papers. Very good copy. This book was published on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Van de Velde's birth. It is a synthesis of his work and a tribute to its content and form. Beautifully produced study.

    Stock ID: 21721
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  • JOHNSTONE, Pauline.
    High Fashion in the Church The Place of Church Vestments in the History of Art from the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century

    Leeds Maney 2002

    (x), 165, (1), (32)pp Numerous b & w illustrations and 32 colour plates. Large format paper back. Card covers. Very good. A major and lavishly illustrated study of the origin and development of sacred vestments, mainly in the Catholic tradition. Armourial bookplate on inside of wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21673
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  • Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill by SNODIN Michael (ed)
    SNODIN Michael (ed)
    Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill

    Yale University Press 2009

    356pp with 300 colour illus throughout. Large 4to in cloth with decorated colour dw. New. A timely and groundbreaking study of the history and reception of Walpole's collection at Strawberry Hill which coincides with a planned restoration of this endangered house. With contributions from an international team of distinguished scholars who explore how Strawberry Hill and its collections engaged with the creation of various and interconnected political, national, dynastic, cultural, and imagined histories.

    Stock ID: 21130
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  • How to Wrap Five Eggs: Japanese Design in Traditional Packaging by Classic design text OKA Hideyuki, foreword by NELSON George
    Classic design text OKA Hideyuki, foreword by NELSON George
    How to Wrap Five Eggs: Japanese Design in Traditional Packaging

    New York Harper & Row Publishers 1967

    203pp catalogue of traditional Japanese packaging with dramatic b/w and colour photogravure images throughout. 222 numbers, all illustrated with brief commentary. Cloth-backed white laminated boards with embossed design, vg indeed. D/w in vg condition, with protective glassine. This influential meditation on traditional packaging aimed to inspire American designers faced with mass production and corporate identity to consider natural materials, functionality and beauty. The ingenious objects are photographed in stunning detail by Michkazu Saki. A lovely piece of book production, very hard to find in this condition. First American edition.

    Stock ID: 12120
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  • [DAILY MAIL] TRUEFITT Charles, [Organiser] GARDNER, James [Designer] SMITH, Trevor [Architect]
    Ideal Homes Exhibition Catalogue

    London Associated Newspapers 1953

    222pp illustrated with b/w line illustrations and some colour plates. Long 8vo. Fine original decorated wraps. Packed with period advertising. Exhibition held at Olympia. London. Key exhibit was" The Peoples House" 1953 built by John Laing and Sons Limited and presented by The Ministry of Housing and Local Government to provide good space standards. A variety of designs were built at Olympia and fitted up to show potential.

    Stock ID: 21853
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  • John Piper and Stained Glass by (PIPER) OSBORNE. June,
    (PIPER) OSBORNE. June,
    John Piper and Stained Glass

    London, Alan Sutton 1997

    224pp. Illustrated. 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper 1st edition of a hard to find title. Piper's interest in stained glass began as a boy, when he traced the stained glass windows near his home in Surrey and on family holidays. This interest led to Piper designing more than 60 stained glass windows during his career, using a blend of 'traditional' early stained glass and modernism. His work is found in locations from local churches to major cathedrals, including Coventry and Liverpool.

    Stock ID: 21447
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  • King's College Chapel Cambridge: The Side-Chapel Glass by WAYMENT Hilary
    WAYMENT Hilary
    King's College Chapel Cambridge: The Side-Chapel Glass

    The Cambridge Antiquarian Society and the Provost and Scholars of King's College 1988

    xi + 220pp w 8 colour plates and b/w illustrations throughout, 4to, wraps. Vg copy. The text contains a catalogue of approx. 23 stained glass windows and an overview of the history and context of stained glass at the King's College Chapel.

    Stock ID: 21455
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  • La Basquaise: Guafretterie: Bisuiterie by Gomez Frères la Basquaise
    Gomez Frères la Basquaise
    La Basquaise: Guafretterie: Bisuiterie

    Montreui sur Bois Published by the firm nd c1920

    16pp, stapled, 4pp text including covers and 12pp chromolitho plates of the wafers etc including their dimensions. One page shows equipment for sale for ice cream dispensing. The firm patented the ice cream scoop. The Gomez-la Basquaise biscuit factory was operating from about 1900. It ceases its activity in 1980. The biscuit factory specialised in articles for ice cream parlours and gauffreteries. It won a bronze medal in Limoges in 1927 and a gold medal at the colonial exhibition in 1931. Lower wrapper has pencil notes and scribbles, unrelated to content.

    Stock ID: 21228
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  • (EVETTS) Leonard
    Leonard Evetts: Master Designer

    Privately Printed in the UK 2001

    x + 232pp, colour and b/w illustrations throughout. 4to in wrappers, slightly scuffed wrappers else vg. Collection of essays produced in memory of this polymath of late 20th-C ecclesiastical design. The main focus is on his stained glass, but there are also chapters on his calligraphy, paintings and other works. Includes a chronological list of his commissions. Armourial bookplate on inside front wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21634
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  • GRASBY, Richard.
    Lettercutting in Stone A Workbook

    Oswestry Anthony Nelson 1989

    146pp illustrated with diagrams. 4to. Laminated boards. These slightly sunned. Good copy of a useful instructional text with clear instructions, easy to understand diagrams and straightforward explanations of materials, equipment and techniques.

    Stock ID: 21706
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  • Liberty Silks Sample Book G39 Sirang Silk by LIBERTY AND CO.
    Liberty Silks Sample Book G39 Sirang Silk

    London Liberty and Co nd c 1930

    50 tiny samples of coloured silk in binding. Lovely miniature item. 3 x 5 inches approximately. Nine samples have been clipped so there are corners or small parts missing. 37 have British Standard Colour paper numbers stuck to samples, as issued and so 13 tiny labels have gon astray. Very good. Colours have not faded over time. Despite the little clipping missing, the item is a really nice one showing the range of silks sold by Liberty when selling fabric was part of the major enterprise of the firm.

    Stock ID: 21923
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