Design

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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

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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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  • ROPER, Ruth V.
    The Townswoman's First Book of Pattern Design for the Craftswoman who "cannot draw"

    London National Union of Townswomen's Guilds nd c1930

    46pp illustrated with 14 b/w line ills. Small 8vo. Introductory text on drawing and design orientated towards drawing out repeat patterns.

    Stock ID: 20709
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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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  • Think First of your Walls by Trade Catalogue (ARTHUR SANDERSON & SONS LTD)
    Trade Catalogue (ARTHUR SANDERSON & SONS LTD)
    Think First of your Walls

    London Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd, 53, Berners Street, W1. n.d c.1930?

    Unpaginated. c40pp combing real samples of wallpapers and colour illustrations of room settings using the wallpapers and giving specifications of design types. 8vo textured paper wraps made from a further sample of wallpaper. Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd was founded in 1860. In 1879, the firm established their first wallpaper factory in Chiswick, due to high demand the factory was extended in 1902, the extension was designed by Voysey. Later in the C20 the firm took over many prestigious wallpaper manufacturers, including Jeffrey and Co. who printed designs by Walter Crane, Owen Jones, Heywood Sumner, William Morris amongst others. Title page includes the quote form Morris "Whatever…

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    London Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd, 53, Berners Street, W1. n.d c.1930?

    Unpaginated. c40pp combing real samples of wallpapers and colour illustrations of room settings using the wallpapers and giving specifications of design types. 8vo textured paper wraps made from a further sample of wallpaper. Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd was founded in 1860. In 1879, the firm established their first wallpaper factory in Chiswick, due to high demand the factory was extended in 1902, the extension was designed by Voysey. Later in the C20 the firm took over many prestigious wallpaper manufacturers, including Jeffrey and Co. who printed designs by Walter Crane, Owen Jones, Heywood Sumner, William Morris amongst others. Title page includes the quote form Morris "Whatever you have in your rooms, think first of your walls, for they are what makes a house a home." These papers are typical of those favoured by suburban home owners at the time.

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    Stock ID: 20173
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  • WATKIN David
    Thomas Hope and the Neoclassical Revival

    John Murray 1968

    316pp illus. with b/w plates. Vg in dust wrapper. Important study of the life and work of Thomas Hope who prescribed classicism in design but who Watkins reveals as a romantic at heart.

    Stock ID: 20790
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  • MORTON. James,
    To Young Weavers being some practical dreams on the future of textiles

    Morton Sundour Ltd 1927

    Unpaginated. Text illustrations throughout in monochrome and colour. Decorated end papers. Boards. Very good with original glassine dw.. Designed by Charles Paine of the Baynard Press and printed on fine hand made paper. Produced as a 21st birthday for the firm Morton Sundour by its founder who was inspired to write the piece after being invited to give out prizes at the Institute of Textiles in Manchester to young designers. Beautiful souvenir book of the firm.

    Stock ID: 20603
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  • [LINO AND OIL CLOTH] COLUMBUS
    Trade Catalogue: Blenback Oil Cloth 1900-1950

    Ohio Columbus Coated Fabrics Corporation 1950

    Unpaginated trade catalogue for Oil cloth and allied products including table cloths, lino for floors, oil cloth for shelf lining etc. c 200 designs. Superbly colourful with all kinds of samples for the home from mid century modern to modernist including some designs by Norman Bel Geddes. Solid blue cloth covered boards with Columbus lettered onto spine and titles on upper board. Boards a little worn . One small 2 inch square sample missing else very good indeed. The Columbus Oil Cloth Company opened in 1909 and in 1915 became Columbus Union Oil Cloth Company. By 1930 it was known as Columbus Coated Fabrics Corporation and was the major producer reaching National and…

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    Ohio Columbus Coated Fabrics Corporation 1950

    Unpaginated trade catalogue for Oil cloth and allied products including table cloths, lino for floors, oil cloth for shelf lining etc. c 200 designs. Superbly colourful with all kinds of samples for the home from mid century modern to modernist including some designs by Norman Bel Geddes. Solid blue cloth covered boards with Columbus lettered onto spine and titles on upper board. Boards a little worn . One small 2 inch square sample missing else very good indeed. The Columbus Oil Cloth Company opened in 1909 and in 1915 became Columbus Union Oil Cloth Company. By 1930 it was known as Columbus Coated Fabrics Corporation and was the major producer reaching National and international Markets till just after this publication was produced. The firm was subsequently absorbed by a coated fabric firm Bordens.

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    Stock ID: 18996
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  • Trade Catalogue - untitled by TEPPICHHAUS ORENDI
    TEPPICHHAUS ORENDI
    Trade Catalogue - untitled

    Wien I Lugeck 2 nd c1910

    36 + (4)pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates throughout. Decorated wrapers 4to. Very good. C. Genersich & Orendi traded in oriental carpets and the firm was established in 1857. Genersich died in 1891 and the company was continued by the Orendi family. Julius Orendi wrote several standard works such as the 1909 first published "Handbook of oriental carpets " which is still available as a reprint. This trade catalogue displays the whole range of the products they sold in the Wienner Werkstatte period. Items illustrated are priced. The number 3 on the front wrapper implies there are other editions of this catalogue but none have been traced. A rare and beautifully produced,…

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    Wien I Lugeck 2 nd c1910

    36 + (4)pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates throughout. Decorated wrapers 4to. Very good. C. Genersich & Orendi traded in oriental carpets and the firm was established in 1857. Genersich died in 1891 and the company was continued by the Orendi family. Julius Orendi wrote several standard works such as the 1909 first published "Handbook of oriental carpets " which is still available as a reprint. This trade catalogue displays the whole range of the products they sold in the Wienner Werkstatte period. Items illustrated are priced. The number 3 on the front wrapper implies there are other editions of this catalogue but none have been traced. A rare and beautifully produced, turn of the century, trade item. The inner wrapper displays a photograph of the shop as constructed in 1857. The firm regularly exhibited at major trade shows of the period and this may have been published in association with one of the Vienna International exhibitions. Scarce.

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    Stock ID: 17869
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  • Tynecastle: Canvas, Vellum, Textures, Compo, Wood Mouldings, Adaptable & Fibrous Plaster by (THE TYNECASTLE COMPANY)
    (THE TYNECASTLE COMPANY)
    Tynecastle: Canvas, Vellum, Textures, Compo, Wood Mouldings, Adaptable & Fibrous Plaster Manufactured by The Tynecastle Company, Incorporated in Scott Morton & Tynecastle Company Ltd., Edinburgh & London. With: Second Supplement of Fibrous Plaster, Skived Canvas and Skived Vellum Ornaments.

    Edinburgh London The Tynecastle Company n.d. [1923]

    152 + [48]pp, b/w photographs throughout. Folio. Original red cloth with black lettering. Slightly frayed at the head and foot of spine. Binding a little shaky. Trade catalogue from the 1920s for the Tynecastle Company, who specialised in wall coverings, mouldings, friezes and ornaments. Illustrated throughout with samples of individual products and examples of them in situ. The company was set up in 1885 by John and James Templeton to meet the demand for their leather-like canvas product, and ran in tandem with the original Scott Morton & Co. until they were incorporated in 1920.

    Stock ID: 20450
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  • Victorian & Edwardian Stained Glass by New Title GALICKI, Marta
    New Title GALICKI, Marta
    Victorian & Edwardian Stained Glass The Work of Five London Studios

    Bristol Maurice and Juliet Venables 2001

    36pp illustrated. Pamphlet. Fine. On the work of Clayton and Bell; Heaton, Butler and Bayne; Lavers, Barraud and Westlake; Morris and Company; James Powell and Sons, Whitefriars. Published in association with the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission England. Useful introductory survey.

    Stock ID: 18119
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  • HARRISON Martin
    Victorian Stained Glass

    London Barrie and Jenkins Limited 1980

    96pp + 32pp colour plates and 90 monochrome illustrations. 4to. Very good in good dust wrapper. An extremely useful overview of stained glass of the 19th century with excellent source material on individual makers and firms.

    Stock ID: 20607
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