Design

  • 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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  • TURNER, Laurence.
    Decorative Plasterwork in Great Britain

    London, Country Life Limited 1927

    xxxviii + 271pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. Introduction by Arthur T Bolton. Small folio. Red cloth, gilt titles. Very good copy with slightly dusty dust wrapper. Superb Country Life photographs showing plasterwork in situ mainly in the UK.

    Stock ID: 20468
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  • (DESIGN AND INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION) C H Collins Baker (introduction)
    Design in Modern Industry The Yearbook of the Design and Industries Association

    London Benn Brothers 1924

    155pp illustrated with b/w plates divided into sections according to the theme of each + 8pp period ads in black and white. 4to. Black cloth with paste down paper title labels on upper board and spine. A little rubbed at head and base of the spine. The Yearbook illustrates contemporary design for interiors and objects. Designers identified. The illustrations in this publication indicate the growing influences in domestic design of early modernism. Includes sections on lettering, ships, British Industries Fairs' trades stands etc.

    Stock ID: 20786
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  • RUSSELL Gordon
    Designer's Trade

    London George Allen and Unwin Ltd 1968

    328pp illustrated with b/w plates. Very good . End papers have plans of Kingcombe garden. Readable autobiography of this important figure in British industrial design. The firm, Gordon Russell Ltd., continues to operate.

    Stock ID: 19687
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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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  • [DANISH DESIGN]
    Dome of Design: DANISH EXHIBITION CARDIFF 1964

    London Danasco Ltd 1964

    16pp stapled pamphlet with b/w photographs featuring Danish Applied Arts including furniture, jewellery and porcelain. Firms represented included Georg Jensen, Scandia, Anne Storm and Danasco all who designed in the pared down style which flourished as part of mid-century modernism. The exhibition was held in a series of Domes in Cardiff and one of these is illustrated in the publication.

    Stock ID: 20693
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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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  • Edward Bawden by (BAWDEN) BLISS Douglas Percy,
    (BAWDEN) BLISS Douglas Percy,
    Edward Bawden

    Godalming Pendomer Press 1979

    197pp illustrated with over 100 images including 11 in colour.4to. Very good copy with good dust wrapper which is sl. rubbed at head of spine. First trade edition. Full length study of Bawden's career with useful bibliography by Barry McKay. Various paper clippings about Bawden and his work inserted loosely. From the library of Colin Amery.

    Stock ID: 21145
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  • Embroidery by TOWNSEND W.G. Paulson
    TOWNSEND W.G. Paulson
    Embroidery Or The Craft of the Needle

    London & New York, Truslove, Hanson & Comba, Ltd 1899

    First edition. xi + 115 + ii pp with 70 b/w illustrations. Decorated lettered cloth in Arts and Craft style. Good copy. The upper board and spine are slightly browned else very good. New end papers A useful handbook of embroidery for the student or craftsman. Townsend was editor of the Art Worker's Quarterly.

    Stock ID: 13971
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  • Erté by (ROBERT SANDELSON LTD) McCARTNEY Stella, Foreword. MERRISON Joanne DR, Introduction.
    (ROBERT SANDELSON LTD) McCARTNEY Stella, Foreword. MERRISON Joanne DR, Introduction.
    Erté Romain De Tirtoff 1892-1990

    London Robert Sandelson, Five Cork St, W1S 3NY 2004

    77(+2)pp. Many colour illustrations. 8vo black illustrated wrappers + slipcase with gilt title, minor bump to the head and base of the spine, else very good indeed. Profusely illustrated exhibition catalogue, published on the occasion of the 2004 exhibition of Erté's fashion and stage designs spanning the inter-war period held at Robert Sandelson. Loosely inserted prices list. Fold out, depicting Erté's illustrated alphabet made up of human forms (this work was started in 1932 and not fully completed until 1967). Foreword by Stella McCartney, outlines how Erté has influenced her work, thus giving a contemporary angle to this type of Art Deco illustration.

    Stock ID: 18842
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  • Etchings [by Fowler] of figures in stained glass on the east window of Selby Abbey Church' by SELBY ABBEY,YORKSHIRE, STAINED GLASS DESIGNS FOWLER [William?](1761-1832)
    SELBY ABBEY,YORKSHIRE, STAINED GLASS DESIGNS FOWLER [William?](1761-1832)
    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, No date. c1820

    8 original etchings dated in the plate as 1820. Small 4to. Flimsy green morocco binding, gilt lettering on upper board. 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. Loosey inserted is a postcard which is a real photograph of the east window form the inside of the Abbey. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 5 (1877–78): 331–49.

    Stock ID: 14549
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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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  • GERNSHEIM Alison
    Fashion and Reality: with 235 reproductions from photographs

    London, Faber & Faber 1963

    104pp text + b/w plates. 4to. Very good in slightly worn dust wrapper. Illustrates the fashion styles of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Uses reproduction of contemporary photographs to illustrate the fashion trends of the day and is therefore an excellent documentary source for fashion studies.

    Stock ID: 17359
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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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  • Flower and Fruit Decoration: With Some Remarks on the Treatment of Town Gardens, Terraces, &c; And With Many Illustrations of Colour and Contrast Applicable to both Subjects by MARCH T.C.
    MARCH T.C.
    Flower and Fruit Decoration: With Some Remarks on the Treatment of Town Gardens, Terraces, &c; And With Many Illustrations of Colour and Contrast Applicable to both Subjects

    London Harrison 1862

    vii + 112pp + 16pp publisher's ads. Colour frontispiece, b/w & col. illustrations including some text illustrations. 8vo. Cloth spine. Original illustrated paper covered boards. Practical guide to producing flower and fruit arrangements, alongside a chapter on the laying out of small town gardens, terraces and verandas. Superb coloured illustrations designed to show how to juxtapose colour in arrangements for table decorations and further images showing how to plant flower borders to greatest effect in small gardens. The book also refers to 10 images which could be purchased separately from Mr March's photographs of flower and fruit arrangements. He had been involved in competitions for table decorations held by Dobson and Pearce, St James's Street, London…

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    London Harrison 1862

    vii + 112pp + 16pp publisher's ads. Colour frontispiece, b/w & col. illustrations including some text illustrations. 8vo. Cloth spine. Original illustrated paper covered boards. Practical guide to producing flower and fruit arrangements, alongside a chapter on the laying out of small town gardens, terraces and verandas. Superb coloured illustrations designed to show how to juxtapose colour in arrangements for table decorations and further images showing how to plant flower borders to greatest effect in small gardens. The book also refers to 10 images which could be purchased separately from Mr March's photographs of flower and fruit arrangements. He had been involved in competitions for table decorations held by Dobson and Pearce, St James's Street, London in 1861 and also the Great Exhibition arrangements of 1862. Hard to find.

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    Stock ID: 20746
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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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