Design

  • (TRADE CATALOGUE) Fontaine & Cie.
    Serrurerie pour la decoration des Appartements

    Paris n.d.

    36pp with 36 b/w plates, green cloth, large 4to. Good with faded spine and chipped edges. Slight foxing on end papers, plates unaffected. A sample collection of decorative ironwork fixtures and fittings available from Fontaine and Valliant, grouped according to style: Gothic, Renaissance, Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Adams, Empire and Modern. This handsome catalogue also includes historical scenes depicting the periods referenced by the items.

    Stock ID: 4816
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  • Silent Cities: an exhibition of the memorial and cemetery architecture of the Great War by STAMP Gavin (introduction)
    STAMP Gavin (introduction)
    Silent Cities: an exhibition of the memorial and cemetery architecture of the Great War

    London RIBA 1977

    28pp + 10pp b/w plates. Stiff card red wrappers. 4to. Fine. Essay on the architecture of war memorials etc. to accompany an exhibition held at the Heinz Gallery. Bookplate of David Gerald Francis Hinge on front inside wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21621
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  • [LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION]
    Souvenir Book of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Day and Night Scenes Official Publication

    St Louis Official Photographic Company 1904

    40pp of photographs of the exposition pavilions and scenes. Large centre fold illustration of the exposition at night. Black and white photographs throughout. 270x220mm landscape format. Stapled pamphlet. Blue wrappers with gold lettering. A little dusty else good copy of this useful visual resource for the event.

    Stock ID: 21847
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  • Souvenir de L'Exposition Internationale de Bruxelles 1910 by [BRUXELLES 1910] L & N W RAILWAYS
    [BRUXELLES 1910] L & N W RAILWAYS
    Souvenir de L'Exposition Internationale de Bruxelles 1910

    London London & North Western Railways and Caledonian Railways 1910

    12pp. Stapled pamphlet with image of L & N W R Scotch Express on upper wrapper. Provided information about the train designs as well as historical information about the railway. Designed to gain trade and promote tourism. 2 pages of bw plates. Slightly worn at edges else good copy of an interesting promotional worlds fairs item.

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  • Specifications by [VITROLITE] PILKINGTON BROTHERS LTD
    [VITROLITE] PILKINGTON BROTHERS LTD
    Specifications

    St. Helens Lancashire Published by the firm undated c 1950

    vpp + 11pp section on Bathrooms and 15pp section on business premises including a hairdresser salon, department store and brewery amongst others . Fabulous colour illustrations of schemes + detailed specifications for individual elements of schemes. 4to. Laminated boards. Very good.

    Stock ID: 21148
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  • PIPER John
    Stained Glass: art or anti-art

    London Studio Vista 1968

    95pp Illustrated with b/w plates. Decorated wrappers. Rubbed at all edges. Discussion of the painter's role in stained glass past and present. Useful essay on the subject. Hard to find.

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  • Stained Glass from Shrigley & Hunt of Lancaster and London by WATERS William (vol. ed. MCLINTOCK Marion)
    WATERS William (vol. ed. MCLINTOCK Marion)
    Stained Glass from Shrigley & Hunt of Lancaster and London

    University of Lancaster Centre for North-West Regional Studies 2003

    87 pp. Colour and b/w ills throughout. 4to. Decorated boards. Very good copy. Detailed account of the history of Shrigley & Hunt, one of the finest stained glass manufacturers of the late 19th century. 50th volume in series published by Centre for North-West Regional Studies.

    Stock ID: 21451
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  • Stained Glass Work by WHALL, C.W.
    WHALL, C.W.
    Stained Glass Work The Artistic Crafts Series of Technical Handbooks

    London, John Hogg 1905

    xxviii, 390pp with 73 numbered black and white figures throughout, and 23pp of XVI numbered full page plates. Slightly faded boards with black title on front and cloth spine. A lovely illustrated reference book.

    Stock ID: 21453
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  • [MANCHESTER 1887 ROYAL JUBILEE EXHIBITION] HOUGHTON, E[lizabeth] Ellen. [1853-1922]
    The Adventures of Little Manchester or, Recollections of the Royal Jubilee Exhibition

    Manchester Abel Heywood and Son 1887

    [18] pages illustrated with coloured line illustrations. Produced for Children. Worn at edges and wrappers dusty else good copy.

    Stock ID: 21849
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  • ASLIN, Elizabeth.
    The Aesthetic Movement: Prelude to Art Nouveau

    London, Ferndale Editions 1981

    192pp with 125 illustrations, 39 colour plates. 4to vg in similar d/w, a little rubbed at edges. Survey of 'taste' and its influence on design between c.1855 and c.1890.

    Stock ID: 21344
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  • The Book of English Fireplaces by KELLY Alison
    KELLY Alison
    The Book of English Fireplaces

    London Country Life 1968

    96pp illus with 115 b/w photographic illustrations and line ills. Small 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper. Useful overview on the design of fireplaces in gothic, classical and traditional styles.

    Stock ID: 6030
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  • CULLEN Gordon
    The Concise Townscape

    The Architectural Press 1971 Ist paperback edition with new material. Revised edition 1985

    Reprint. 200pp illustrated with b/w line ills and photographs. First published as a book in 1961 which in turn embraced articles first developed for Architectural Review. This is a key reference for those interested in visual coherence in towns.

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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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  • BRUCE Scott
    The Fifties and Sixties Lunch Box

    San Fransisco Chronicle Books 1988

    Dan Soper took most of the photographs. Long 4to. Wrappers. Colorful romp through the world of tin lunch box designs.

    Stock ID: 1148
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  • RASTELL John
    The Four Elements

    Cambridge, University Printing House 1971

    (2)+vi+73pp. illustrated. cloth backed boards with gilt title. Sample of Ssiberch's print on fornt board. One of 500 copies, Un-numbered. Edited and introduction written by Roger Coleman, Foreword written by Brooke Crutchley. Fine.

    Stock ID: 3370
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  • The Glass Engravings of John Hutton by [HUTTON]
    [HUTTON]
    The Glass Engravings of John Hutton

    Windsor, Berks. Designed and printed by John B Reed Ltd nd c1965

    Stiff card wrappers. 30 b/w images with accompanying text reviewing the engraved glass of John Hutton. Begins with the work he did at Coventry Cathedral. Other examples include Ottawa and Newcastle upon Tyne Civic Centre. No author or publisher cited but appears to have been written by John Hutton himself. Useful publication on his techniques. Ephemeral item.

    Stock ID: 21457
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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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  • (MOSAICS) DEMUS Otto
    The Mosaics Of Norman Sicily.

    London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1949,

    xx, 480 pp; 120 b/w plates Cloth sl. rubbed else very good . First Edition. Small 4to. First Edition. 4to. From the library of Peter Burman with nis name inscribed on fep. Errata slip states the book was not published until 1950. Scholarly text on the mosaics at Cefalu, Palermo etc.

    Stock ID: 4449
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  • BAGLEE, Christopher. & GRAHAM, Frank
    The North-East Coast Exhibition Newcastle Upon Tyne May-October 1929

    Newcastle Upon Tyne Frank Graham 1979

    30pp illustrated with b/w plates. 8vo. Pamphlet. Wrappers a bit discoloured else good copy. Useful overview and narrative about this key exhibition. The North East Coast Exhibition of Industry, Science, and Art ran for the summer season. The Hancock Museum and gardens which still surround it are a survival from the exhibition.

    Stock ID: 21837
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  • The Oxford University Press and the Spread of Learning 1478 - 1978: An illustrated history by BARKER Nicolas
    BARKER Nicolas
    The Oxford University Press and the Spread of Learning 1478 - 1978: An illustrated history

    Oxford University Press 1978

    vii + 69pp + c332 plates at the end, illus w b/w and colour plates in text, decorated cloth, dw. Vg. Dw has small chip along bottom edge. A pictorial history of centuries of printing books, documents and pictures at Oxford.

    Stock ID: 4426
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