Design

  • CORNU Paul
    Meubles et Objets de Gout 1796-1830 678 documents tirés des journaux de modes et de la 'collection' de la Mésangère

    Paris: Librairie des Arts Décoratifs nd. c. 1910

    15pp text plus 112 plates, 18 of which are hand coloured. Plates mounted on linen stubs, in original vellum with hand lettering on spine. T.e.g. Marbled endpapers with bookplate of William Burton, founding director of Pilkington Lancastrian Pottery and Tiles Co., Manchester. In vg condition. Compilation of designs, mostly for furniture and soft furnishings but also including some fashion and other decorative arts. Compiled from contemporary French magazines and the collection of Paul de la Mésangère. List of plates provides source of original images and dates of publication. A great resource for the period. Rather heavy book but superb illustrations.

    Stock ID: 12708
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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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  • Numbers 1-27 by Signature Documents from Pentagram [PENTAGRAM PAPERS] CROSBY Theo, FLETCHER Alan et al.
    Signature Documents from Pentagram [PENTAGRAM PAPERS] CROSBY Theo, FLETCHER Alan et al.
    Numbers 1-27

    London Pentagram Designs 1975-2002

    Since 1975 Pentagram has been publishing a series of documents for colleagues and clients called Pentagram Papers. Each edition contains curious, entertaining, stimulating, provocative and occasionally controversial points of views that have come to Pentagram's attention. The series is unified by distinctive black covers with white rulings although each sports a different cover image either photographic or typographic. The first number, A Dictionary of Graphic Clichés in 1975 by Philip Thompson and Peter Davenport contains examples of how designers have used these clichés as a shorthand visual language to communicate complex ideas. That theme set the tone of the slightly random and obscure selection of subjects and issues the publication adopted, which were left to…

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    London Pentagram Designs 1975-2002

    Since 1975 Pentagram has been publishing a series of documents for colleagues and clients called Pentagram Papers. Each edition contains curious, entertaining, stimulating, provocative and occasionally controversial points of views that have come to Pentagram's attention. The series is unified by distinctive black covers with white rulings although each sports a different cover image either photographic or typographic. The first number, A Dictionary of Graphic Clichés in 1975 by Philip Thompson and Peter Davenport contains examples of how designers have used these clichés as a shorthand visual language to communicate complex ideas. That theme set the tone of the slightly random and obscure selection of subjects and issues the publication adopted, which were left to the Directors of the day. Very hard to find as a collection the publication has included essay by Lewis Mumford to Lethaby and covered architectural building blocks to photography of Doisneau. A full list of the the titles of those in this collection are available on request. We are offering for sale numbers 1-27 all in good condition. Largely from the collection of Gavin Stamp, without identifying bookplate, supplemented with a few issues he was missing and which have been drawn from the collections other owners. List of titles for this group available on request.

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    Stock ID: 20395
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  • Original Photograph of Professor, Sir Misha Black by [MISHA BLACK]
    [MISHA BLACK]
    Original Photograph of Professor, Sir Misha Black

    Oxshott, Surrey Desmond O'Neill Features ref HFB-14 1973

    Black and white photograph, 170x218mm portrait of Misha Black. Captioned on back "Professor Sir Misha Black, the architect and professor of Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art, at an exhibition at the College in London on September 24th 1973". Stamped on verso is the Daily Telegraph stamp dated December 1973

    Stock ID: 20697
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  • With original wall paper sample WPM [Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd,]
    Palladio Mondo Wallpapers

    Bredbury, Stockport, Cheshire Lightbown Aspinall, the Wall Paper Manufacturers Ltd n.d. (c.1962)

    Unpaginated [title page + 27pp], 12 colour photographs. 8vo. Wrappers. Vg. Catalogue of Palladio Mondo wallpaper designs of too large a scale to show in a pattern book. These designs are illustrated in the brochure to demonstrate the general effect of the pattern and its repetition. The wallpapers are shown against room settings to give an impact of the designs. This is a key range of wallpapers by the firm who are well known in the immediate post war period for their designs which aimed to bring back wallpapers into fashion. One loosely inserted wallpaper sample inserted. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 16742
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  • Parker Knoll Book of Comfort 1966 by [PARKER KNOLL]
    [PARKER KNOLL]
    Parker Knoll Book of Comfort 1966

    High Wycombe Published by the firm and produced by C Vernon and Sons Ltd 1966

    28pp with colour and b/w photographic illustrations throughout. Wrapper with fold out at front wrapper. Long 8vo. Good copy. 1960s design catalogue with added information on the history of the firm, suppliers etc. Period item.

    Stock ID: 20725
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  • SEABY Allen W.
    Pattern without Pain

    London B. T. Batsford 1948

    120pp illustrated with 185 figures including many colour plates showing aspects of pattern designs. Very good with good dust wrapper. with a small closed tear at head of spine. Jacket design by Sibyl James. Seaby is best known as an ornithological painter and printmaker, and Professor of Fine Art at the University of Reading. He was the author of several art books for students of which this is one. Prize bookplate from Nelson Technical Xolleve wih an award to Enid Ruth Flower.

    Stock ID: 19573
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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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  • Photograph Album of Display Stands Fancy Fair Rotterdam 1903 by JAPANESE INFLUENCES - ROTTERDAM CHARITY FAIR
    JAPANESE INFLUENCES - ROTTERDAM CHARITY FAIR
    Photograph Album of Display Stands Fancy Fair Rotterdam 1903

    14 sepia images mounted on single sided card mounts in specially designed album for a Fancy Fair held in aide of a nursing charity which appears to have raised funds for the free provision of medicines and bandages etc to those who needed them. "Vereniging voor Wykverpleging", June 13-21 1903. This is a great resource for art nouveau/Japanese/Asian style exhibition stands. Images are generally 120x150mm. Containing photographs of people in front of the elaborate stands at a trade fair held in Rotterdam in 1903. Fascinating period document.

    Stock ID: 20527
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  • Pictures in Pottery by [THOMPSON, Margaret and ROWE, William] ANON
    [THOMPSON, Margaret and ROWE, William] ANON
    Pictures in Pottery

    London Royal Doulton Pottery 1904

    Printed at the De Montfort Press Leicester. 52-page catalogue of Doulton & Co's under-glaze pictorial tile panels made for three London children's hospitals/ wards at the turn of the century. 8vo. The catalogue is bound in fawn-coloured boards: the front cover carries the short title 'PICTURES IN POTTERY' and the firm's name 'ROYAL DOULTON POTTERIES', each with decorative trefoil motifs. The text is printed in black on cream matt paper and the photogravure illustrations on white glossy paper; the coloured frontispiece, illustrating a different version of 'Here we go gathering nuts in May' to that on p.40, is tipped in. The first nineteen panels illustrate mainly nursery rhymes and were made for University College…

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    London Royal Doulton Pottery 1904

    Printed at the De Montfort Press Leicester. 52-page catalogue of Doulton & Co's under-glaze pictorial tile panels made for three London children's hospitals/ wards at the turn of the century. 8vo. The catalogue is bound in fawn-coloured boards: the front cover carries the short title 'PICTURES IN POTTERY' and the firm's name 'ROYAL DOULTON POTTERIES', each with decorative trefoil motifs. The text is printed in black on cream matt paper and the photogravure illustrations on white glossy paper; the coloured frontispiece, illustrating a different version of 'Here we go gathering nuts in May' to that on p.40, is tipped in. The first nineteen panels illustrate mainly nursery rhymes and were made for University College Hospital; the next six, for St Thomas' Hospital, show pairs of scenes from fairy tales; the next four show nursery rhymes; and the last two, made for the Children's Hospital at Paddington Green, illustrate the Nativity, and Christ as the Good Shepherd. Scarce. The six panels for St Thomas's were restored in 2008 and relocated. Painters not identified but both Margaret Thompson and William Rowe were involved in making these. 'Mary, Mary, quite contrary' design on p.19 by Margaret E Thompson identified from V & A catalogue.

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    Stock ID: 20712
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  • 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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  • Poiret: Paul Poiret 1879-1944 by DESLANDRES, Yvonne, LALANNE, Dorothee.
    DESLANDRES, Yvonne, LALANNE, Dorothee.
    Poiret: Paul Poiret 1879-1944

    London Thames and Hudson 1987

    330pp+ [2]+ numerous b/w and colour photographic and illustrative plates. Decorated d/w. 4to. Vg. Comprehensive account of the life and works of fashion designer Paul Poiret. Introduction by Didier Grumbach. First Edition.

    Stock ID: 17348
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  • Poster: Jubiläums-Ausstellung für Kunst und Kunstgewerbe by FREY, Max [1874-1944]
    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.

    Stock ID: 20734
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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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