Design

  • Pintesco Washable Water Paint by Trade Catalogue (GOODLASS, WALL & CO, LTD)
    Trade Catalogue (GOODLASS, WALL & CO, LTD)
    Pintesco Washable Water Paint Standard Shades

    Liverpool and London Goodlass, Wall & Co. Ltd, Wellington Buildings, The Strand. nd c1928

    Unpaginated. 8pp + 36 full page single sided colour samples, printed end papers. Long 8vo. Striking printed wrappers. Stapled, cloth spine. A very good copy. Shows various paint shades produced by the Liverpool based firm. Inside rear wrapper is a print showing their international factories.

    Stock ID: 20175
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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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  • Point-of-sale symposium by GOODMAN, Léon
    GOODMAN, Léon
    Point-of-sale symposium published as a contribution to progress in display

    London Léon Goodman Displays Limited No date. c1953-54

    120pp, 53 plates. Designed and printed by Charles Rosner Associates and printed at the Curwen Press. Black cloth boards with abstract colour illustration to front board. Glassine wrapper overprinted with white lettering. Cover design by Harry Sheldon. Black end papers. Illustrated frontispiece which is a black and white photo. Series of contributions on aspects of selling and advertising. The book was produced in association with a symposium of the same name. Glassine wrapper a little woorn at edges and cloth similarly has a bit of shelf wear else a very good copy. Written specifically on the design of point of sale advertising and how to make it successful.

    Stock ID: 20669
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  • FREY, Max [1874-1944]
    Poster: Jubiläums-Ausstellung für Kunst und Kunstgewerbe

    Karlsruhe 1906

    510x770mm portrait. Conserved and mounted on Japanese paper, Small tears repaired on right hand side. Poster for an exhibition held July to October 1906 celebrating arts and crafts movement work and which was held in Karlsruhe. By the time the exhibition took place Frey was working in Dresden but had been a student at the Arts and Crafts school in Karlsruhe and this commission may have come out of his associations with the School. Lovely poster in vibrant colours and influenced by Art nouveau design with the lettering on this poster is reminiscent of the work of Peter Behrens.

    Stock ID: 20291
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  • LEWIS John
    Printed Ephemera: The Changing Use of Type and Letterforms in English and and American Printing

    London: Faber & Faber 1962

    128pp, densely illustrated with b/w illustration and colour blocks. Large 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper. A pioneering study by the influential typographic designer based at W.S. Cowell of Ipswich. Beautifully designed, this is still a key text on ephemera of all kinds, dating from the 16th to the mid-20th century. With several loosely inserted examples of printed packaging, dating from the 1970s. Ex libris bookplate of GS on front paste down.

    Stock ID: 19843
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  • LAVERS, N. W.
    Printed letter from Stained Glass Works

    London 1857

    30 Southampton Street, Strand December 1857 and a list of works. 4ff folded printed on two sides. 230x275mm. The letter comprises an introductory letter to potential clients advertising his business and explaining the range of work undertaken, Quarry and Grisaille Glass and Subject Glass as well as Mural and General Ecclesiastical Decoration. The second page comprises a list of completed projects organised by County and Country. Nathaniel Wood Lavers 1828-1911 established the firm in 1855. The firm changed its name several times with the arrival and departure of each partner. Francis Barraud (1824-1900) became a partner in 1858 and Nathaniel Westlake joined the partnership in 1868, having designed for the firm since 1858. After the death of…

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    London 1857

    30 Southampton Street, Strand December 1857 and a list of works. 4ff folded printed on two sides. 230x275mm. The letter comprises an introductory letter to potential clients advertising his business and explaining the range of work undertaken, Quarry and Grisaille Glass and Subject Glass as well as Mural and General Ecclesiastical Decoration. The second page comprises a list of completed projects organised by County and Country. Nathaniel Wood Lavers 1828-1911 established the firm in 1855. The firm changed its name several times with the arrival and departure of each partner. Francis Barraud (1824-1900) became a partner in 1858 and Nathaniel Westlake joined the partnership in 1868, having designed for the firm since 1858. After the death of Barraud in 1900 the firm was known as Lavers, Westlake and Co., although Westlake had been the sole proprietor since 1880. After 1909 the company became N H J Westlake, London, and closed in the 1920s.

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    Stock ID: 20735
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  • Printed trade card including list of works. Issued form the Stained-Glass Works, by GIBBS, Charles (Snr.)
    GIBBS, Charles (Snr.)
    Printed trade card including list of works. Issued form the Stained-Glass Works,

    London c1855

    148 Marylebone Road [late 32 Allsop Terrace, New Road, London] nd after 1855 Printed on one side but has been folded is an advertising card for Gibbs' works and also a list of the locations where he had worked. Stiff card 115x145mm. Notes that a variety of designs and cartoons can be sent on application. This is probably the card of Charles Alexander Gibbs 1825-77, son of Isaac Alexander Gibbs 1802-51. On the death of his father, Charles, a younger brother Isaac, took over the business. The partnership was split in 1855 and they became rivals.

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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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  • CRAWFORD Alan (introduction)
    Robert Welch: Design in a Cotswold Workshop

    London: Lund Humphries 1973

    62pp illustrated with b/w photos, colour photos and line ills. Vg review copy (frontis includes Architectural Review stamp), vg boards in dj. A study of Robert Welch, silversmith, set in context of the Cotswold craftsmanship and industry traditions. Lovely photographs of his designs.

    Stock ID: 8620
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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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  • Stealing Beauty: British Design Now by [ICA]
    [ICA]
    Stealing Beauty: British Design Now An ICA Exhibition in association with Perrier Jouet Champagne

    Lodon ICA designed by Graphic Thought Facility 1999

    104pp on various weights and types of paper plus 8 colour printed interleaved inserts and rear colophon card. Spiral bound with plastic binder. Very good copy. Graphic Thought Facility was originally invited to exhibit its work as part of Stealing Beauty, the first design exhibition to be held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Instead, the designers asked to create the exhibition graphics and catalogue. The spiral binding gives the book the informal quality of a notebook. Moreover, with postcards, questionnaires, and the sponsor's own logo (a label from a champagne bottle) bound into the book, each copy appears to be made by hand, even though they were mass…

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    Lodon ICA designed by Graphic Thought Facility 1999

    104pp on various weights and types of paper plus 8 colour printed interleaved inserts and rear colophon card. Spiral bound with plastic binder. Very good copy. Graphic Thought Facility was originally invited to exhibit its work as part of Stealing Beauty, the first design exhibition to be held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Instead, the designers asked to create the exhibition graphics and catalogue. The spiral binding gives the book the informal quality of a notebook. Moreover, with postcards, questionnaires, and the sponsor's own logo (a label from a champagne bottle) bound into the book, each copy appears to be made by hand, even though they were mass produced. Scarce.

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    Stock ID: 20823
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  • BETJEMAN, John.
    Summoned by Bells

    London John Murray 1960

    111pp, decorated endpapers. 8vo decorated green cloth with dw, a very good copy. Association copy of two friends; Gavin Stamp and Stephen Coles, with both individuals bookplates and Stephen Coles signature on the front pastedown, Gavin Stamp's bookplate dated 1976. Loosely inserted news cutting on Peggy Purey-Cust at the page about her in Betjeman's poem. From the collection of Gavin Stamp.

    Stock ID: 20143
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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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  • The Birmingham Guild Limited. Architectural and Decorative Metalworker by [BIRIMINGHAM GUILD]
    [BIRIMINGHAM GUILD]
    The Birmingham Guild Limited. Architectural and Decorative Metalworker

    Birmingham The Birmingham Guild Limited nd c1930

    128pp + [1]pp, illustrated throughout with b/w plates. 4to. Original Cloth backed boards, Printed at the Kynoch Press. Lots of full page illustrations for objects and architectural metalwork, mostly with attributions to the designers who include, H S Goodhart Rendel, Jjohn Brunet & Partners, Sir Edwin Lutyens, C A Llewelyn Roberts, Messrs Deman & Son. Orientation of the book is toward Art Deco and modernist designs. Cloth a little dusty.

    Stock ID: 20755
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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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  • DE LA VALLETTE John (Editor)
    The Conquest of Ugliness: A collection of contemporary views on the place of art in industry.

    London, Methuen 1935

    pp xii, 207, frontis, 15 plates. Foreword by H. R. H. The Prince of Wales. Contributors include William Llewellyn, John A. Milne, J. Spedan Lewis, Joan Evans, Dorothy Braddell. Original cloth. VG De Calette was involved in the Exhibition of British Art in Industry and indeed was thought to be the driving force behind it. Great little book on designing with beauty in mind.

    Stock ID: 7188
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  • STAMP, Gavin & GOULANCOURT, Andre.
    The English House 1860 - 1914. The Flowering of English Domestic Architecture.

    London Faber and Faber 1986

    254 p., profusely illustrated with black & white and colour plates. Long 4to cloth with dw, Wrapper a little creased at the edges else very good indeed. Very useful survey ranging between picturesque cottages to grand houses and covering the contrasting Arts and Crafts approach to traditional Victorian and Edwardian designs.

    Stock ID: 20010
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  • THE GRAPHIC 1924 May 24th 1924 no 2843 Volume CIX Empire Exhibition Number by WEMBLEY EXHIBITION 1924
    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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