Design

  • WINTERICH, John T.
    The Grolier Club 1884-1967:

    New York The Grolier Club 1967

    52pp + 8pp b/w photographs showing the club interiors and facade. 8vo. Limited to 2000 copies printed by the Spiral Press. Very good copy in slipcase with good paper label.

    Stock ID: 21799
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  • The Industrial Design Consultant by MERCER, F. A.
    MERCER, F. A.
    The Industrial Design Consultant Who he is and what he does?

    London and New York The Studio 1947

    144pp illustrated with b/w plates grouped together after the text pages. Small 8vo. Good. Dust wrapper chipped and worn but protected in glassine. End papers slightly foxed. Fascinating publication on design remedies which can be achieved by using a consultant. A greater part of Mercer's life was spent working for The Studio and he was editor of Modern Publicity, Modern Posters and Art and Industry. He was on the board of the RSA for many years and this book was produced from a paper he wrote for the RSA and for which he was awarded a silver medal.

    Stock ID: 22413
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  • PEEL Mrs [Dorothy] C S
    The Labour Saving House

    London John Lane and the Bodley Head 1918

    190pp + [2] illustrated with b/w plates. Decorated cloth. Superb insights into contemporary house keeping, arrangement of rooms etc. Includes contemporary issues such as electric lighting, the arrangement of entrance halls and indeed all the rooms of the house. Peel wrote a series of books aimed at improving the lot of women in the home over her career and was given the OBE for her work in the first world war relating to women and the war and food preparation etc. She deserves to be better known for her contributions in writing and on government committees relating to home economics.

    Stock ID: 22117
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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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  • AYERS, Tim
    The Medieval Stained Glass of Merton College, Oxford

    Corpus Vitraearum Medii Aevi: Great Britain published by OUP 213

    762pp illustrated in colour. 4to. 2 volumes in slip case. Significant study of glass both in terms of detail and approach, which includes a comprehensive context for the stained glass at Merton.

    Stock ID: 22570
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  • The Medieval Stained Glass of the County of Lincolnshire by HEBGIN-BARNES Penny
    HEBGIN-BARNES Penny
    The Medieval Stained Glass of the County of Lincolnshire

    Oxford Oxford University Press 1996

    lvii, 390pp (24), with 24 colour plates at the rear of the book. 316 b/w illustrations throughout text. 8vo. Dust wrapper. Very good. An extremely comprehensive illustrated catalogue of the medieval stained glass of the county, excluding Lincoln Cathedral. Interesting text on Lincolnshire's historical and cultural heritage.

    Stock ID: 22561
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  • BAGLEE, Christopher. & GRAHAM, Frank
    The North-East Coast Exhibition Newcastle Upon Tyne May-October 1929

    Newcastle Upon Tyne Frank Graham 1979

    30pp illustrated with b/w plates. 8vo. Pamphlet. Wrappers a bit discoloured else good copy. Useful overview and narrative about this key exhibition. The North East Coast Exhibition of Industry, Science, and Art ran for the summer season. The Hancock Museum and gardens which still surround it are a survival from the exhibition.

    Stock ID: 21837
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  • SAVORY Charles, H.
    The Practical Carver and Gilders Guide and Picture Frame Makers Companion

    London Brodie & Middleton, Simpkin Marchall & Co c1877

    205pp illustrated. Decorated boards, cloth spine. Very good copy. 5th edition. Ex libris with his bookplate Frank Harwood. A handbook for modest commercial and amateur craftsmen. Five editions between c.1874 and c.1877. Covers Mouldings; Picture and Looking-glass Frames; Plate Glass; Silvering Plate Glass; Composition Ornaments; Gilder's Tools; Preparations Used in Gilding; Gilding; Interior and Exterior Gilding; Cleaning and Restoration of Oil Paintings; Picture Frames and Their Manufacture, mitring, mounting etc. Whilst not uncommon it is hard to find in this condition.

    Stock ID: 22183
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  • MORRIS, WILLIAM GLASS] SEWTER,
    The Stained Glass of William Morris and his Circle two volumes.

    Yale University Press 1974

    Volume 1: 119pp + 665 colour and black and white plates. Volume 2; Catalogue of window and glass designs. Large 4to. Good set with slightly worn and darkened dust wrappers. Internally very good. Previous owners name on front end papers. A. Charles Sewter thoroughly describes the firm's work from its founding in 1861 to its closing in 1940. Drawing on his first-hand knowledge of almost every Morris window in the United Kingdom and throughout the world, and on account-books and other unpublished sources, he treats in detail the firm's major commissions. He describes the preparation of cartoons and windows and comes to new conclusions about the creative role of Morris and the other artists. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 22112
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  • [FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN 1951] LAZARIDES, T. O.
    The Structural Analysis of the Dome of Discovery

    London Crosby Lockwood & Son Ltd 1952

    VII + 64pp illustrated with 35 line ills and one photograph of the Dome. Also three fold-out plates of tables in pocket to rear Long 4to. Good with slightly worn dust wrapper. The Dome of Discovery housed a temporary exhibition building designed by architect Ralph Tubbs for the Festival of Britain at the South Bank. The consulting engineers were Freeman Fox & Partners and this book is a technical analysis of the construction.

    Stock ID: 22123
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  • This is Cinerama/ Place au Cinerama/Das ist Cinerama/ Dit is Cinerama by [BRUSSELS 1958]
    [BRUSSELS 1958]
    This is Cinerama/ Place au Cinerama/Das ist Cinerama/ Dit is Cinerama

    Brussels Robin International Cinerama Corporation, Stanley Warner Cinerama Corporation and N V Belgian Exhibitors S.A. 1958

    16pp With loosely inserted flyer which is a programme of the films to be shown in the Cinerama at the Brussels Worlds Fair of 1958. Illustrated with b/w plates and monotone line images. Long 4to. Striking wrappers. Centre fold is a large explanatory diagram of what a Cinerama comprises. Text in English, French German and Dutch. Nice item. Wide Screen cinematography became one of the attractions of World Fairs. The first manifestation was at Paris 1900 with the Lumiere Brothers. Each Worlds Fair had some manifestation of the wide screen. The trademarked process was marketed by the Cinerama corporation. It was the first…

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    Brussels Robin International Cinerama Corporation, Stanley Warner Cinerama Corporation and N V Belgian Exhibitors S.A. 1958

    16pp With loosely inserted flyer which is a programme of the films to be shown in the Cinerama at the Brussels Worlds Fair of 1958. Illustrated with b/w plates and monotone line images. Long 4to. Striking wrappers. Centre fold is a large explanatory diagram of what a Cinerama comprises. Text in English, French German and Dutch. Nice item. Wide Screen cinematography became one of the attractions of World Fairs. The first manifestation was at Paris 1900 with the Lumiere Brothers. Each Worlds Fair had some manifestation of the wide screen. The trademarked process was marketed by the Cinerama corporation. It was the first of a number of novel processes introduced during the 1950s to keep interest in cinema allive. The first Cinerama film, This Is Cinerama, premiered on September 30, 1952 in New York. The same film, along with a programme of others was shown at Brussels.

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    Stock ID: 21865
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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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  • Tone, texture, light and shade: by [BARNETT FREEDMAN] ROGERSON, Ian.
    [BARNETT FREEDMAN] ROGERSON, Ian.
    Tone, texture, light and shade: A Barnett Freedman Picture Album

    Wakefield The Fleece Press 2011

    141pp, Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. One of 90 copies. Filled with wonderful ephemeral items, photographs of his posters on hoardings and on display in Lyons Corner Houses, paintings in public ownership, student work from the early 1920s. Decorated paper covered boards which employ a repeat pattern taken from a short strip of decoration originally produced as an intended border for a 1937 Imperial Airways Poster. Red cloth spine, open weave oatmeal coloured slip case as issued. A Special copy with loosely inserted reproduction Christmas Card in pocket against the rear paste down. Rogerson's first book on Barnett Freedman for the Fleece Press and the first since Barnett Freedman's death in…

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    Wakefield The Fleece Press 2011

    141pp, Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. One of 90 copies. Filled with wonderful ephemeral items, photographs of his posters on hoardings and on display in Lyons Corner Houses, paintings in public ownership, student work from the early 1920s. Decorated paper covered boards which employ a repeat pattern taken from a short strip of decoration originally produced as an intended border for a 1937 Imperial Airways Poster. Red cloth spine, open weave oatmeal coloured slip case as issued. A Special copy with loosely inserted reproduction Christmas Card in pocket against the rear paste down. Rogerson's first book on Barnett Freedman for the Fleece Press and the first since Barnett Freedman's death in early 1958. It covered his graphic work, and sold out on publication. Part of an edition of 250 copies of which there were 90 of these special ones. Fine.

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    Stock ID: 21460
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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 with short split along outer hinge. 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. Ownership of George Wilson Studio Leeds 1926

    Stock ID: 22126
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  • SPENCER, Herbert [Editor]
    Typographica - new series

    London Lund Humphries. 1949-1967

    1-16 all published. This complete set of the New Series is a remarkable survival of the 60s and a testament to Herbert Spencer's innovative approach to design. Contributors included Dieter Rot, Alexander Rodchenko, Herbert Bayer, John Heartfield, Kurt Schwitters. They are a wide-ranging in their coverage of all things graphic including; Road Signs in Holland, forty-nine photographs by Margaret Wissing; Penguins on the March which examines Penguin paperback designs, by Herbert Spencer; Reading by touch, by Donald Bell; Typography in Britain; Chance, by Barbara Jones Sex and Typography, Tombstone Lettering on Slate, etc. The journal also assessed Modernist pioneers and environmental photography. From the collection of typographer Michael Harvey.

    Stock ID: 21355
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  • [CHANG]
    Unnatural Selection: Jewellery, Objects and Sculpture by Peter Chang

    Liverpool Walker Art Gallery 2007

    48pp Unnatural Selection: Jewellery, Objects and Sculpture by Peter Chang was produced to accompany an exhibition. Illustrates selected items from the exhibition, and provides a background of his life and work, includes his own views about his work.

    Stock ID: 20848
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  • Untitled by Racist stereotypes of native cultures in Tobacco Advertising WORLDS COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION 1893
    Racist stereotypes of native cultures in Tobacco Advertising WORLDS COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION 1893
    Untitled Promotional items for Havana Cigars

    New York George Schlegel 1893

    Two advertising items promoting Cigars which are chromolithographic images . Sizes are 260x155mm and 120x120mm. Set against the background of the Worlds Fair Buildings these two items illustrate a romanticised scene depicting the discovery of the New World by Columbus. George Schlegel Lithographing Co. (1849-1957)[1] was a New York printing company best known for its label designs for cigars and cigar boxes, and was owned and operated during its lifetime by four generations of the family. Very good

    Stock ID: 22064
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  • Vorbildliche Glasmalereien aus dem späten Mittelalter und der Renaissancezeit by Königliche Akademie des Bauwesens in Berlin
    Königliche Akademie des Bauwesens in Berlin
    Vorbildliche Glasmalereien aus dem späten Mittelalter und der Renaissancezeit

    Berlin Ernst Wasmuth 1911-13

    [22] pp text, 12 plates. Large loose leaf folio (650×480mm). Lettered boards, quarter cloth. Gothic script. This publication by the the Royal Academy of Construction Engineering in Berlin was intended as a serial publication to illustrate exceptional examples of medieval and renaissance stained glass from the turn of the 15th to the 16th century. Four parts of four plates, each along with a short introduction to each window, was planned. This folio comprises the first three parts dated 1911, 1912 and 1913. Housed in the folio with 1911 on the upper board. Each part was published in wrappers. The three parts are complete with tissue guards. A final part, called for, was published in 1917…

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    Berlin Ernst Wasmuth 1911-13

    [22] pp text, 12 plates. Large loose leaf folio (650×480mm). Lettered boards, quarter cloth. Gothic script. This publication by the the Royal Academy of Construction Engineering in Berlin was intended as a serial publication to illustrate exceptional examples of medieval and renaissance stained glass from the turn of the 15th to the 16th century. Four parts of four plates, each along with a short introduction to each window, was planned. This folio comprises the first three parts dated 1911, 1912 and 1913. Housed in the folio with 1911 on the upper board. Each part was published in wrappers. The three parts are complete with tissue guards. A final part, called for, was published in 1917 not present. Part I: [7 sheets] titlepage, general introduction, introduction to plates 1-4, 4 plates: (Fenster aus dem nördlichen Seitenschiffe des Domes zu Köln) window in the northern side aisle of the dome in Cologne. Part II: [7 sheets] titlepage, introduction to the plates 5-8, 4 plates:(Fenster aus dem nördlichen Querflügel der Kollegiatskirche des hl. Michael und der hl. Gudula in Brüssel) window in the north trancept of the collegiate church of St Michael and St Gudula in Brussels. Part III: [8 sheets] titlepage, introduction to plate 9, plate, introduction to plate 10, plate, introduction to plates 11-12, 2 plates. Plate 9: (Fenster der Stürtzelkapelle im Chore des Freiburger Münster) window in the Stürtzel-chapel of the Minster in Freiburg; plate 10: (Das St-Annen-Fenster im Alexander-Chörlein des Freiburger Münsters) the window of St Anne in the Alexander-Chörlein of the Minster in Freiburg; plates 11-12: (Fenster im Chore der Stiftskirche Unserer Lieben Frau zu Kyllburg) choir window in the church of Our Lady in Kyllburg. Part IV [not present] Plate13: (Rathaus in Emden. Fenster der Waffenhalle) city hall in Emden, window of the armoury; plates 14-15: (Nürnberg. Lorenzkirche, Fenster im Chor) Nuremberg, choir window in the church of St Lawrence; plate 16: (Soest. Patroklikirche, Fenster im südlichen Querschiff) Soest, window in the south trancept of the church of St Patrokli. 650 by 480mm (25½ by 19 inches).

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    Stock ID: 16156
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  • [ISOTYPE] WILLIAMS, G.[ertrude]
    Women and Work

    London Nicholson & Watson (The New Democracy series) 1945

    126 pages with 13 pictorial colour charts designed by the Isotype Institute and black & 65 white photos. Good copy in slightly worn dust wrapper. Hard to find. Assessment of the role of women in wartime Britain and the future potential it unleashed. Hard to find. Book design by Adprint.

    Stock ID: 22116
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