Design

  • Race Furniture: Heron and Flamingo Chairs by [RACE]
    [RACE]
    Race Furniture: Heron and Flamingo Chairs

    London Race Furniture Ltd 22 Union Road, Clapham London S W 4 1962

    42p monotone trade item illustrating the Heron Chair and Footstool + 4pp sided price list for the firm's product range including chairs, tables, ship furniture etc. for November 1962

    Stock ID: 21250
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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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  • Repoussé Work for Amateurs: by HASLOPE, L. L.
    HASLOPE, L. L.
    Repoussé Work for Amateurs: being the art of ornamenting thin metal with raised figures

    London, L. Upcott Gill no date c1880

    vi + 109 + [3]pp period ads + 14pp catalogue of publications by L Upcott Gill at the end. Illustrated with 2 fold out patterns for designs + 45 text figures. Decorated cloth. New end papers, Signature of the late Stuart Evans who previously owned the book.

    Stock ID: 21292
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  • Requisites for Building Construction Selection 37 by YOUNG AND MARTEN LTD [TRADE CATALOGUE]
    YOUNG AND MARTEN LTD [TRADE CATALOGUE]
    Requisites for Building Construction Selection 37

    London printed for the firm by A White. Published Southend on Sea by the firm nd c1934

    524pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates, and colour samples of stained glass windows for domestic use. 4to. Gilt decorated boards, these rubbed. Internally very good. Massive list which features a wide selection of products including light fittings, fireplaces, bathroom fittings, leaded lights, door and window furniture, paint etc. Attractive catalogue by this well known firm., William Young established a business as a building and decorating merchant at 5 Romford Road, Stratford, in East London in 1872. He was later joined by Harry Holdich Marten to form the company of Young & Marten in 1900. As well as selling building and decorating…

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    London printed for the firm by A White. Published Southend on Sea by the firm nd c1934

    524pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates, and colour samples of stained glass windows for domestic use. 4to. Gilt decorated boards, these rubbed. Internally very good. Massive list which features a wide selection of products including light fittings, fireplaces, bathroom fittings, leaded lights, door and window furniture, paint etc. Attractive catalogue by this well known firm., William Young established a business as a building and decorating merchant at 5 Romford Road, Stratford, in East London in 1872. He was later joined by Harry Holdich Marten to form the company of Young & Marten in 1900. As well as selling building and decorating materials, Young & Marten manufactured joinery and leaded light windows. Young & Marten Ltd. traded until at least the early 1970s.

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    Stock ID: 21007
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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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  • Royal Festival Hall: The Official Record by WILLIAMS-ELLIS Clough (main text)
    WILLIAMS-ELLIS Clough (main text)
    Royal Festival Hall: The Official Record

    London: Max Parrish and LCC 1951

    128pp, including 30pp sponsors and suppliers' ads. Illustrated with b/w photographs plus very attractive illustrations, printed in block colour with a strong Festival of Britain aesthetic. Cloth, slightly sunned along top edge. In d/w with a few small marks a bit worn. Protected in mylar sleeve. A souvenir volume to celebrate the opening of the Hall, designed by F.H.K. Henrion, with illustrations by Gordon Cullen, Donald Dewar Mills, Pearl Falconer and others. Contains a full description and photographic record of its construction and original interiors.

    Stock ID: 21104
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  • Salammbo by Signed by Edward Bawden [ BAWDEN] FLAUBERT Gustave
    Signed by Edward Bawden [ BAWDEN] FLAUBERT Gustave
    Salammbo

    Cambridge Printed for the members of the Limited Edition Club, Cambridge University Press 1960

    Number 830 of 1500 copies signed by Edward Bawden; xi, 316, [2 leaves]. Illustrated with 8 double-page colour plates and colophon tail-piece, line drawn decorated title-page and 39 illustrations. Ivory buckram, decorated backstrip by Bawden. Introduction by Justin O'Brien. In original slip case which is worn at edges.

    Stock ID: 21288
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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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  • 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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  • Stealing Beauty: British Design Now by [ICA]
    [ICA]
    Stealing Beauty: British Design Now An ICA Exhibition in association with Perrier Jouet Champagne

    London 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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    London 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 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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  • 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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  • The House that Habitat Built by WILLATS, Stephen.
    WILLATS, Stephen.
    The House that Habitat Built

    Manchester Cornerstone Publications 1989

    16pp, stiff card wrappers. Wrappers a little dusty. To accompany an exhibition. Collection of photographs that are presented in the style and language of a brochure advertising the iconic home wares that Habitat created.

    Stock ID: 20877
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