Design

  • 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: 20665
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  • Horticultural Colour Chart Volume 1 and 2 by WILSON, Robert F.
    WILSON, Robert F.
    Horticultural Colour Chart Volume 1 and 2

    London The British Colour Council in Collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society. 1938

    Each volume with a staple-bound booklet and 100 loose colour sheets, in folding hardcover case, in slipcase. The colours consist of a spectrum range of 64 full hues, 26 (lighter) tints and 10 (darker) shades of the 64 full hues. Loosely inserted in volume one is a sheet of black card with central square cut out to allow each colour to be isolated by the viewer. The charts are known also as the Wilson Colour Charts.

    Stock ID: 20605
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  • Dedication copy, signed to Gavin Stamp FALLOWELL, Duncan.
    How to Disappear: A Memoir for Misfits

    London, Ditto Press 2011

    Very good with original glassine wrapper. Decorated end papers and double page typographical titles to each chapter in Day-Glo colours. Loosely inserted details of the book launch, a signed Christmas card from Duncan Fallowell to Gavin Stamp and signed on the half title with an inscription to Gavin. Loosely inserted further details of the 2nd printing of the book. Five compelling and quirky travelogues in which Duncan Fallowell sets out to odd corners of the world in pursuit of some extraordinary and improbable characters some of whom were momentarily famous.

    Stock ID: 20470
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  • Keramik Stoff und Form by DEXEL Walter [1880-1973]
    DEXEL Walter [1880-1973]
    Keramik Stoff und Form

    Berlin: Klinkhaydt and Biermann 1958

    140pp + 2pp period ads. 195 b/w plates. Small 4to. Very good copy. On modern art pottery - a survey covering major designers including Bernard Leach, Picasso and many others. Text in German. Walter Dexel is one of the outstanding exponents of 1920s Constructivism. In 1918 Walter Dexel became head of exhibitions in Jena, where he organised first exhibitions with Campendonk and later with Bauhaus artists like Moholy-Nagy. From 1928 to 1935 Walter Dexel worked as a lecturer for graphic design at the Magdeburg "Kunstgewerbeschule". He was dismissed from his post in 1935 by the Nazis but after the war continued to work in the arts and gained critical acclaim as an art historian, exhibition maker, theorist.

    Stock ID: 5546
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  • LIBERTY AND CO.
    Libert 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. One or two samples have been clipped. Very good. Colours have not faded over time.

    Stock ID: 20329
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  • BEMROSE, William. with introduction by Llewellynn Jewitt
    Manual of wood carving with instructions for learners of the art, and original and selected designs.

    London and Derby Bemrose and Son Ltd nd c1890

    13th edition. ix +49pp text + 4pp period ads. and 14 lithographed plates in sepia and red. Blind stamped and decorated cloth. Small 4to. Corners bumped. New end papers. Rebacked with almost matching blue cloth to make a good copy. Detailed images of wood working tools, mouldings, church furnishings, pilasters and domestic applications of carved wood work. Beautiful plates throughout.

    Stock ID: 20513
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  • [ STOVES AND FIREPLACES TRADE CATALOGUE ] [VOGT, Victor]
    Manufactures de Poëles & Cheminee en Faïence de Victor Vogt

    Paris L. Debaeker, 92 rue de la Roquette, 4 Passage Charles Dallery nd 1886 dated on first leaf.

    Double page chomolithographed plate, illustrating 97 samples of tiles, 23 further chromolitho coloured plates of stoves and fireplaces. Folio Gilt lettered on upper board. Cloth which faded and repaired on spine. Final leaf is the price list forming plate 24 in b/w. Not listed on OCLC, COPAC or KVK.

    Stock ID: 20298
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  • [STUDIO] MERCER, & GAUNT, F.A. [editors]
    Modern Publicity 1934-1935

    London & New York Studio Publications

    124 + xiipp period ads. 4to. Decorated boards with worn and slightly chipped dust wrapper designed by John Mansbridge. "The Annual for Commercial Art & Industry," Includes posters, booklets etc, packaging, press advertising.

    Stock ID: 20280
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  • [STUDIO] MERCER, & GAUNT, F.A. [editors]
    Modern Publicity 1938-1939

    London & New York Studio Publications

    144 + xxpp period ads. 4to. Decorated wrappers. Worn along spine. "The Annual for Commercial Art & Industry," Includes posters, booklets etc, packaging, press advertising.

    Stock ID: 20281
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  • Parker Knoll Book of Comfort 1966 by [PARKER KNOLL]
    [PARKER KNOLL]
    Parker Knoll Book of Comfort 1966

    High Wycombe Published by the firm and produced by C Vernon and Sons Ltd 1966

    28pp with colour and b/w photographic illustrations throughout. Wrapper with fold out at front wrapper. Long 8vo. Good copy. 1960s design catalogue with added information on the history of the firm, suppliers etc. Period item.

    Stock ID: 20725
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  • [TRAQUAIR] CUMMING, Elizabeth.
    Phoebe Anna Traquair 1852-1936

    Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland 1993

    96pp catalogue to accompany an exhibition. Illustrated with colour and b/w plates. 4to. Decorated wrappers.

    Stock ID: 20551
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  • Poems by the Way by MORRIS William
    MORRIS William
    Poems by the Way

    London, Reeves and Turner 1891

    196pp. Ivory cloth dusty with gilt titles, shelf worn and discoloured on spine, but good. First trade edition of this retrospective collection of Morris's poetry. Printed at the Chiswick Press (and preceded by the Kelmscott Press edition of the same year). No 29 of 100.

    Stock ID: 20723
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  • (TRADE CATALOGUE) HEAL & SON LTD.,
    Reasonable Furniture for Small houses Cottages & Flats

    London Heal and Son Ltd, 193 to 198 Tottenham Court Rd W1 1934

    80pp, photographic illustrations with prices etc. Small 8vo decorated beige paper wraps, staples have come loose + rusted, edges a little creased else very good. Loosely inserted ticket for hire purchase items. During the 1930s Heals managed to strike a balance between modernity and tradition, as illustrated in this trade catalogue. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 20316
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  • Red Lead Paint: Its uses and advantages by ANON
    ANON
    Red Lead Paint: Its uses and advantages

    London United Kingdom Lead Oxide Convention no date c 1937

    56pp illustrated with b/w plates + 1 page of paint samples in colour. 4to. Silver cloth spine with contrasting orange boards and silver and black lettering. Very good indeed. Ownership signature on front end paper of Humphrey M. Gimson. April 1937. Includes material on paint for Blackpool Tower, Tyne Bridge, Newcastle and other projects protected with the paint. The book is to provide technical details on the use of the paint to protect iron and steel structures.

    Stock ID: 20649
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  • SCOTTISH AND HOME INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION [ROSS, Alexander]
    Scottish Home Industries/Ealadhna Dvthchasach Na H-Alba

    Dingwall Lewis Monro 1895

    xvi, 184 pp, published without a title page - later attributed to Provost Alexander Ross. 4to. Ivory cloth covered boards with spring of heather and title lettering on upper board in Gaelic and English. Boards a little soiled else very good. A detailed account of local Scottish industries - weaving, linen etc., as co-ordinated by the Scottish Home Industries Association. Illustrated with drawings (by Mrs Munro Ferguson) and some photographs. The Scottish Home Industries Association was founded by the Countess of Rosebery, reputedly at the time one of the richest women in the UK, and aimed to promote the sale of and ensure a fair payment to workers making household crafts, and in particular in…

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    Dingwall Lewis Monro 1895

    xvi, 184 pp, published without a title page - later attributed to Provost Alexander Ross. 4to. Ivory cloth covered boards with spring of heather and title lettering on upper board in Gaelic and English. Boards a little soiled else very good. A detailed account of local Scottish industries - weaving, linen etc., as co-ordinated by the Scottish Home Industries Association. Illustrated with drawings (by Mrs Munro Ferguson) and some photographs. The Scottish Home Industries Association was founded by the Countess of Rosebery, reputedly at the time one of the richest women in the UK, and aimed to promote the sale of and ensure a fair payment to workers making household crafts, and in particular in the Western Isles, tweed. This arose out of the then contemporary Victorian backlash to mass industry. Lists makers featured in the book many of whom were women.

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    Stock ID: 20718
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  • [WELSH COSTUMES] John Newman and Co.
    Six Welsh Costumes

    London 48 Watling Street, John Newman & Co, nd c1848-1874

    Set of six black and white engravings with tissue guards. This set comprises: 1. Farmer's daughters, Farm Servant, Market Woman, Farmer's Wife., 2. Welsh Costumes no 2., 3. Market Scene North Wales. 4. Going to Market. 5. Market Scene, Cardiganshire, 6. The Bidding. [after 'The Bidding' attributed to Richard Dadd, c. 1840] Newman and Co. produced prints of Welsh costumes in the second half of the 19th century for the tourist market and were sold locally. Some of these images bear the name of the seller which was D LL Lewis of Rhyl.. All these prints have been mounted in the past but are now preserved in a modern gilt lettered folder.

    Stock ID: 20424
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  • The Art of Beauty by HAWEIS Mrs
    HAWEIS Mrs
    The Art of Beauty

    London Chatto and Windus Piccadilly 1878

    xiv + 298pp, colour frontis + 91 plates and 36pp period ads for other books by Chatto and Windus. Decorated cloth with gilt aesthetic movement motifs and decorated end papers. Tissue guard of colour frontis a bit foxed and edges worn. Rebacked to make a good copy preserving original end papers. The author's irst book on domestic decor based on shorter articles she had written some years earlier for the Saint Paul's Magazine,. In this Mary Eliza Haweis sets out her ideas beauty in fashion and design. From the library of Gavin Stamp but no book plate.

    Stock ID: 20721
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  • The Art of Decoration by HAWEIS Mrs
    HAWEIS Mrs
    The Art of Decoration

    London Chatto and Windus Piccadilly 1889

    xxiv + 407pp, frontis + 74 plates. Decorated cloth with silver aesthetic movement motifs. Cracked at front hinge and a little rubbed on all edges. Mary Eliza Haweis sets out her ideas about interior decoration, furniture and furnishings generally, ahead of their time for the emphasis she puts on the need for art and beauty in the ordinary middle-class home. From the library of Gavin Stamp with his book plate.

    Stock ID: 20720
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  • PORCELAIN
    The Collection of Porcelain Objects of Art and Decorative Furniture of the late Sir Trevor Lawrence BART., K.C.V.O

    London Messrs., Christies Manson and Wood 1916

    71pp, 633 numbers, 7 b/w plates mainly of Chinese and Japanese pieces. Boards, cloth spine. A little dusty else good. Sold on Monday May 29 1916 and during the following three days. Trevor Lawrence, (1831-1913) trained as a surgeon, before becoming an MP and eventually President of the Royal Horticultural Society. He was a well-known collector of objets d'art, particularly oriental, and especially Japanese art, western porcelain and old lace.

    Stock ID: 20616
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  • WEMBLEY EXHIBITION 1924
    THE GRAPHIC 1924 May 24th 1924 no 2843 Volume CIX Empire Exhibition Number

    781-848pp + 4pp period ads including wrappers. Colourful decorated wrappers depicting Britannia. 270x380mm Centre fold by Donald Maxwell, which is a colour panorama of the exhibition. Staples rusted so this has become detached. Upper wrapper dusty else very good. An extensive review of the exhibition focusing on the contributions of Great Britain, India and Canada with a double page on States ruled by Women.

    Stock ID: 20419
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