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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  • 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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  • [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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  • (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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  • [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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  • 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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  • ABELING, James A.
    The History of Roche Abbey: From its Foundation to its Dissolution

    Worksop Robert White, Park Street 1870

    xxiv + 201pp + 15 b/w and colour plates, including frontispiece. List of subscribers. Edges of leaves coloured red. Pasted plate with engraving of Roche Abbey attached to end paper. Loose inserts including the original order form for the works published by Robert White, an independent plate engraving showing Roche Abbey (dated 1785) and a photographic postcard dating from c. 1900, also depicting the abbey. Red cloth boards with black inlaid design and gilt lettering, continued on spine. 4to. Vg., with some signs of ageing on edges of boards. Comprehensive study of the history and architecture of Roche Abbey in Yorkshire. Text gives detailed accounts of the various abbots associated with the site,…

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    Worksop Robert White, Park Street 1870

    xxiv + 201pp + 15 b/w and colour plates, including frontispiece. List of subscribers. Edges of leaves coloured red. Pasted plate with engraving of Roche Abbey attached to end paper. Loose inserts including the original order form for the works published by Robert White, an independent plate engraving showing Roche Abbey (dated 1785) and a photographic postcard dating from c. 1900, also depicting the abbey. Red cloth boards with black inlaid design and gilt lettering, continued on spine. 4to. Vg., with some signs of ageing on edges of boards. Comprehensive study of the history and architecture of Roche Abbey in Yorkshire. Text gives detailed accounts of the various abbots associated with the site, organised chronologically and including Darandus (1147-1159), Reginald (1223-1238) and John Gray (1465-1479). Also featured are chapters on the dissolution and the possessions of the abbey. Text is accompanied by beautifully engraved plates detailing the architectural design of the complex, runic inscriptions found there, as well as prospect views and a comprehensive contemporary map of the site. Included towards the rear of the volume is an account of the flora at Roche Abbey, involving an extensive catalogue of plants and flowers. Significantly, the author also includes an account of the work done to the site under the design and supervision of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in 1776. Abeling quotes an entry from Gilpin, relating to the site, and also describes Brown's working methods, noting how "Mr. Brown...has committed such havoc in the way of pulling down and covering up, that nothing less than an extensive disinterment can enable us to discover how much of the ruins of Roche remain underground."

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    Stock ID: 17555
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  • HAY D. R.
    The Laws of Harmonius Colouring adapted to Interior Decorations, Manufactures and other useful purposes [1818]

    London W S Orr and Co 1838

    Fourth edition, with a new preface. 94pp, 5 colour plates with tissue guards. Each plate is hand coloured. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering on upper board. New spine label sympatheticaly applied to what was a blank spine. Small spit in cloth at upper hinge. Some minor foxing to text pages. Hay is described as "House Painter and Decorator to the Queen, Edinburgh." The study was first published in 1818, and in the subsequent editions it evolved considerably with the addition of the striking colour plates, and in the elaboration of the author's color theories and their practical application in painting interiors.

    Stock ID: 20433
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  • WEMBLEY EXHIBITION 1924
    THE SPHERE 1924 no 1278 volume XCVIII July 19 1924 Special issue: The Wonders of Wembley in Advertising Convention Week.

    279x380mm Colourful wrappers. Very good. Pp60+100 + 22pp period ads. Centre fold loosely inserted image of The King, The Queen and Prince of Wales by F Matania entitled "The three royal makers of Wembley. " Fascinating for the insights into how ethnicity was viewed at the exhibition with superb documentary photographs throughout

    Stock ID: 20418
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  • CORMACK, Peter
    The Stained Glass of Christopher Whall 1849-1924 'Aglow with Brave Resplendent Colour'

    Boston, U.S. 1999

    60pp. 15 bw and colour illustrations. Decorated wraps, very good. Short illustrated essay on influential British stained glass artist Christopher Whall.

    Stock ID: 20566
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  • DRESSER Christopher et al.
    The Technical Educator: An Encyclopaedia of Technical Education

    London Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. nd 1870-1873

    Publication in parts begun in 1870 - 104 parts issued, completed 1872. Four volumes, each with chromolithographic frontis. Vol. 1: iv + 412 pp; Vol. 2: iv + 412 pp; Vol. 3: iv + 412pp; and Vol. 4: iv + 428 pp. Small 4to. Publisher's quarter calf with gilt lettering. Vg. Collection of Dresser's series of 31 articles, including the first printing of his article "Principles of Design" within these volumes. The articles formed the basis of the 1876 book, 'Studies in Design'. Dresser's designs include the first appearance of his aesthetic teapot. Other articles include 'Chemistry Applied to the Arts', 'Material on Colour Pigments', 'Civil Engineering', 'Colour Theory' (by…

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    London Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. nd 1870-1873

    Publication in parts begun in 1870 - 104 parts issued, completed 1872. Four volumes, each with chromolithographic frontis. Vol. 1: iv + 412 pp; Vol. 2: iv + 412 pp; Vol. 3: iv + 412pp; and Vol. 4: iv + 428 pp. Small 4to. Publisher's quarter calf with gilt lettering. Vg. Collection of Dresser's series of 31 articles, including the first printing of his article "Principles of Design" within these volumes. The articles formed the basis of the 1876 book, 'Studies in Design'. Dresser's designs include the first appearance of his aesthetic teapot. Other articles include 'Chemistry Applied to the Arts', 'Material on Colour Pigments', 'Civil Engineering', 'Colour Theory' (by A H Church) 'The Lathe', 'Optical Instruments', 'Museums: Their Construction, Arrangement and Management', 'Photography, 'Ship Building', etc. Bright set. A brilliant example of journals at the time demonstrating the whole range of interests the Victorians held in design matters. Cassell's Technical Educator was the most successful of the Victorian self-help part-works. It was a companion to Cassell's New Popular Educator. It appears to have come out in fortnightly issues over a period of 2 years - although most surviving copies seem to have been sold as two or four volume sets. The intended readership was evidently the upwardly mobile class of skilled artisans and mechanics.

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    Stock ID: 20661
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  • FOSBROOKE T. D.
    The Wye Tour or Gilpin on the Wye. With historical and archaeological Additions, especially Illustrations of Pope's Man of Ross and copious Accounts of Ross, Goodrich Castle, Monmouth, The Buck Stone, Tintern Abbey, Lancaut [and many other localities]

    Ross printed and sold by W Farror 1818

    First edition. viii + 154pp illustrated with portrait frontis, tipped in plates of Goodrich Castle unnumbered and naively drawn map with key at page x. Further illustration of Tintern Abbey. Guide book to the key sites of interest to tourists of the Wye Tour. Small 8vo. Full calf, contemporary binding. Marbled end papers. Small split at head of spine and spine slightly rubbed. Minor foxing to prelims. Interesting local printing from Ross on Wye. Some contemporary annotations on the verso of the dedication leaf concerning the frontis of John Kyle. One or two other minor supplementary notes in the same neat hand on elements mentioned in the guide. Gilpin's 'Observations on…

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    Ross printed and sold by W Farror 1818

    First edition. viii + 154pp illustrated with portrait frontis, tipped in plates of Goodrich Castle unnumbered and naively drawn map with key at page x. Further illustration of Tintern Abbey. Guide book to the key sites of interest to tourists of the Wye Tour. Small 8vo. Full calf, contemporary binding. Marbled end papers. Small split at head of spine and spine slightly rubbed. Minor foxing to prelims. Interesting local printing from Ross on Wye. Some contemporary annotations on the verso of the dedication leaf concerning the frontis of John Kyle. One or two other minor supplementary notes in the same neat hand on elements mentioned in the guide. Gilpin's 'Observations on the River Wye and Several Parts of South Wales etc., relative chiefly to Picturesque Beauty' was made in the summer of the year 1770 was published in 1782 and became a resounding success. This guide was a one of a number produced in response to the development of the tourist trail in this part of Wales which remains popular today.

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    Stock ID: 20317
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