Design

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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  • KING, David
    The Medieval Stained Glass of St Peter Mancroft Norwich. .,

    Corpus vitrearum Medii Aevi. Great Britain. Vol. V. Oxford University Press for The British Academy 2006

    Foreword by Sarah Brown. 203pp illustrated in b/w + 20 colour plates at the end of the book. 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper.

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  • HEGBIN-BARNES, Penny
    The Medieval Stained Glass of the County of Lincolnshire (Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Great Britain, Summary Catalogue)

    Oxford The University Press 1996

    This comprehensive catalogue describes the medieval glass at 142 sites in Lincolnshire (excluding Lincoln Cathedral) and South Humberside.448pp illustrated with b/w plates + 39 colour ones. 4to. Very good with dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21106
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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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  • [FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN] DOWNES Ralph (designer)
    The Royal Festival Hall Organ: Programme for Inaugural Concert, Wednesday 24th March, 1954

    London: Royal Festival Hall 1954

    13pp + 4pp advertisements. Wrappers in good condition, a little yellowed and worn at edges. 3 b/w photographs showing the organ in situ and under construction, plus an elevation showing its compartments. A lovely ephemeral item, celebrating the installation of this 7866 pipe organ. With brief essays by Downes on its design, C.T.L. Harrison on its construction in Durham, and Frank Howes on 'The Organ and the Public'. The organ was restored in 2005-07. Loosely inserted are a 1973 4pp promotional booklet for Harrison & Harrison Ltd. organ builders, and an offprint of an article by Paul Hale on 'Music and Musicians' in New College Oxford 1397-1979. Ralph Downes was the father of the…

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    London: Royal Festival Hall 1954

    13pp + 4pp advertisements. Wrappers in good condition, a little yellowed and worn at edges. 3 b/w photographs showing the organ in situ and under construction, plus an elevation showing its compartments. A lovely ephemeral item, celebrating the installation of this 7866 pipe organ. With brief essays by Downes on its design, C.T.L. Harrison on its construction in Durham, and Frank Howes on 'The Organ and the Public'. The organ was restored in 2005-07. Loosely inserted are a 1973 4pp promotional booklet for Harrison & Harrison Ltd. organ builders, and an offprint of an article by Paul Hale on 'Music and Musicians' in New College Oxford 1397-1979. Ralph Downes was the father of the architectural historical of Kerry Downes.

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    Stock ID: 13121
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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

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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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    Stock ID: 20137
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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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  • 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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  • [SUNDIALS] PILKINGTON AND GIBBS LTD.,
    Tis always morning somewhere in the World The patent Helio-chronometer 9 Universal sun-dial

    Preston Pilkington & Gibbs Limited nd c1910

    35pp catalogue illustrated with b/w line illustrations and including two perforated order forms on last two pages. Unused. Decorated wrappers. A little dusty else good catalogue. Prices given for the various designs. Loosely inserted 4pp folded typescript explaining the process of measuring time using a sundial. Attractive catalogue. On title page pink cancellation label indicating the firm taken over by J Casartelli & Son, 18 Brown Street Manchester by the time this item was dispatched. In 1906 Gibbs applied for a patent for a type of sundial he had de-signed—the Universal Equinoctial Mean Time Heliochronometer or Gibbs Heliochronometer for short—which was able to accurately determine GMT to within a minute at any…

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    Preston Pilkington & Gibbs Limited nd c1910

    35pp catalogue illustrated with b/w line illustrations and including two perforated order forms on last two pages. Unused. Decorated wrappers. A little dusty else good catalogue. Prices given for the various designs. Loosely inserted 4pp folded typescript explaining the process of measuring time using a sundial. Attractive catalogue. On title page pink cancellation label indicating the firm taken over by J Casartelli & Son, 18 Brown Street Manchester by the time this item was dispatched. In 1906 Gibbs applied for a patent for a type of sundial he had de-signed—the Universal Equinoctial Mean Time Heliochronometer or Gibbs Heliochronometer for short—which was able to accurately determine GMT to within a minute at any time of the year and at any latitude. List of clients and testimonials form part of this publication indicating the sun dials were supplied world wide. Production ceased around 1914 at the outbreak of World War I.

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    Stock ID: 20861
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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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