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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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  • The Making of the Home: by Barnett Mrs. S.A. (Henrietta Octavia Barnett nee Weston)
    Barnett Mrs. S.A. (Henrietta Octavia Barnett nee Weston)
    The Making of the Home: A Reading Book of Domestic Economy for the School and the Home

    London Cassell & Company 1885

    Sixty-fifth thousand. 206pp + 5pp on paste downs as end paper + 1 additional page which are testimonials for the book. Specimen stamped on upper board and also front end paper. Chapters on food, drink, and cooking, but also washing, how to mind the baby and account keeping and health. Henrietta Barnett was a notable social reformer and active in founding Hampstead Garden Suburb.

    Stock ID: 20915
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  • The Pergola by HARTMANN-SANDERS COMPANY
    HARTMANN-SANDERS COMPANY
    The Pergola

    Chicago and New York Hartmann-Sanders Company makers of Koll's Patent Lock Joint Wood Columns 1924

    64 pages. 275 x 2000mm. Tall 8vo. Grey wrappers with orange lettering. Illustrated throughout with photographic plates, some tinted. Many of the examples name architects responsible, including Aymar Embury II, Lewis Colt Albro (partner of H.T. Lindeberg), et al. Also listed, art stone furniture and garden accessories, sun dials, hammocks etc. The main emphasis in this Album No. 34, is a series of designs for pergolas and other trellised architectural features. Round columns "built with due regard to the architectural proportions." Very good copy.

    Stock ID: 20334
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  • DAVIDSON Eleanor,
    The Simpsons of Kendal: Craftsmen in Wood 1885-1952

    Lancaster University of Lancaster 1978

    Decorated wrappers. 63pp, 121 illustrations. Small 4to. Decorated wrappers. Typed text, b/w plates which are rather grainy else good.Useful analysis of the work of Arthur Simpson of Kendal (1857-1922) who is one of the neglected figures of the English Arts and Crafts movement. Initially apprenticed to Gillow, he eventually set up in Kendal, initially working in the gothic style but migrating to the arts and crafts movement styles. Useful analysis.

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  • THE SPHERE 1924 no 1278 volume XCVIII July 19 1924 Special issue: The Wonders of Wembley in Advertising Convention Week. by WEMBLEY EXHIBITION 1924
    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

    Stock ID: 20418
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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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  • 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.

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  • WATTS Mrs.George Frederick ( Mary Seton Fraser Tytler)
    The Word in the Pattern: A Key to the Symbols on the Walls of the Chapel at Compton

    London: Astolat Press c.1900

    Second edition. Half title, photogravure frontis with tissue guard, and title + 28pp with 6 numbered sepia photogravures and 22 b/w drawings. Square 4to in open weave cloth with stamped decoration and title on spine. Rubbed and bumped on edges, especially spine. Overall a good copy of the second edition of this scarce text. The b/w illustrations are taken from pen drawings by Louis R. Deuchars and Mary herself, and the sepia photogravures from negatives by George Andrews. The Watts Chapel (Compton Chapel) was designed and built by Mary Watts, the wife of the artist G F Watts. It is an intricately ornate building: a mixture of art nouveau, Romanesque and Celtic with the unmistakable…

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    London: Astolat Press c.1900

    Second edition. Half title, photogravure frontis with tissue guard, and title + 28pp with 6 numbered sepia photogravures and 22 b/w drawings. Square 4to in open weave cloth with stamped decoration and title on spine. Rubbed and bumped on edges, especially spine. Overall a good copy of the second edition of this scarce text. The b/w illustrations are taken from pen drawings by Louis R. Deuchars and Mary herself, and the sepia photogravures from negatives by George Andrews. The Watts Chapel (Compton Chapel) was designed and built by Mary Watts, the wife of the artist G F Watts. It is an intricately ornate building: a mixture of art nouveau, Romanesque and Celtic with the unmistakable influence of the Arts and Crafts movement, of which Mary Watts was a pioneer. Bookplate of Gavin Stamp on front paste down. Previous owner inscription on the half title. Loosely inserted clippings on matters related to the book and Watts.

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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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    Stock ID: 20317
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  • To Young Weavers by MORTON. James,
    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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  • 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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  • Victoriana. by Private press book ROBNSON Roger and PRIDDLE, Robert.
    Private press book ROBNSON Roger and PRIDDLE, Robert.
    Victoriana.

    Wimbolden, King's College School, Art Society Press, 1966-67 1968

    70pp illustrated with wood blocked images from old stock blocks. Spiral bound. Decorated laminated boards. The tenth book from the press at King's College School. Limited edition 250 copies. Attractive book with eleven sections each portraying attitudes and interests of Victorian life using period illustrations throughout. Three editions of this book were produced by Kings College School Art Society Press, this is the third and most substantial. Note on the origins of the blocks used in this book at the front. Hard to find in this condition. Ex libris bookplate from Gavin Stamp.

    Stock ID: 19854
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  • [WOMEN HOUSE DESIGNERS]
    Woman's Journal - single issue The house you have visited: Furnished and Decorated under the Direction of Woman's Journal

    London IPC no date 1934

    19pp, 235x166mm. Black and white and colour illustrations. Stapled pamphlet with upper design featuring the home elected by the Magazine editors as their Model Home called "Sunshine House". The house was designed by Evelyn Simmons and Cecil Grellier and built by Messrs G T Crouch who named it the Sunway Home. A single page descibes the house, the plans of which are also given opposite. Most of the publication is given over to furnishings. Centre fold has 8pp of room settings. Covers orange and black two tone art deco design. The Sunway house was featured at the Ideal Homes Exhibition in 1934 and a version of it constructed with the name Sunway at Bay…

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    London IPC no date 1934

    19pp, 235x166mm. Black and white and colour illustrations. Stapled pamphlet with upper design featuring the home elected by the Magazine editors as their Model Home called "Sunshine House". The house was designed by Evelyn Simmons and Cecil Grellier and built by Messrs G T Crouch who named it the Sunway Home. A single page descibes the house, the plans of which are also given opposite. Most of the publication is given over to furnishings. Centre fold has 8pp of room settings. Covers orange and black two tone art deco design. The Sunway house was featured at the Ideal Homes Exhibition in 1934 and a version of it constructed with the name Sunway at Bay Walk, Aldwick in Bognor Regis in the same year to the designs of Simmons and Grelllier. Project cited in C20 Journal 2 p124 ( J. Gould).

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