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  • Vernacular Houses in North Yorkshire and Cleveland by  HARRISON, Barry and HUTTON, Barbara.
    HARRISON, Barry and HUTTON, Barbara.
    Vernacular Houses in North Yorkshire and Cleveland

    Edinburgh, John Donald Publishers Limited 1984

    254pp illustrated with b/w plates, line ills and plans. 4to. Very good in dust wrapper. Based on a study of 770 builidngs in North Yorkshire and Cleveland. Original research. and a fascinating history of the changing regional environment and distinctive architecture of the area. Hard to find.

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  • EVANS, Frederick.
    Our Domestic Fire-places a new edition, entirely re-written and enlarged, the additions completing the author's contributions on the domestic use of fuel, and on ventilation.

    London, Longmans. Green & Co 1870

    frontis + x+ 168 + [2] + 149 figures. Original blind stamped cloth, gilt lettered title on upper board. Rear end paper torn out and cloth a little faded especially on the spine else good copy. Useful description of the plates identifying various makers and developers in this area. Frontis is Benjamin [Thompson] Count of Rumford, a physicist and inventor admired by Fredrick Evans for his work on heat and ventilation.

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  • An Historical Account of the Episcopal See, and Cathedral Church, of Sarum, or Salisbury; Comprising Biographical Notices of the Bishops; the History of the Establishment, from the Earliest Period; and a Description of the Monuments.  by  DODSWORTH, William.
    DODSWORTH, William.
    An Historical Account of the Episcopal See, and Cathedral Church, of Sarum, or Salisbury; Comprising Biographical Notices of the Bishops; the History of the Establishment, from the Earliest Period; and a Description of the Monuments.

    Salisbury Printed by Brodie and Dowding for the author

    Engraved half title with image of cathedral by F Nash, lettered title following, xx + 240pp. Illustrated with 19 plates and 2 vignettes, tissue guards on plates. Quarter calf, cloth boards. Gilt decorated spine with raised bands and title. Binding rubbed, cloth speckled from age. Scattered foxing throughout. Ascribed to Dodsworth on the title, and presumably commissioned and paid for by him, the text was in fact written by Henry Hatcher (1777-1846).

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  • YOUNG, W.
    Picturesque Architecture, Picturesque Examples of Old English Churches and Cottages from Sketches in Sussex & Adjoining Counties

    Birmingham, S Birbeck 1869

    20pp introductory text + 30 sepia coloured line illustrations on single sided pages. Small 4to. Bookplate on front paste down of John Homery Folkes. Cloth, gilt titles to spine and upper board with gilt ruled decorations. Cloth worn at edges and generally a little dull externally. Internally a very good copy. Locations given for each of the drawings including Yapton, Steyning and Rustington Churches Sussex, Carisbrooke Church and Castle, the Isle of Wight, Shaklin buildings also on I of W, Shoreham Sussex etc. Balance of the drawings favours churches over cottages. Ticket of B. T. Batsford Booksellers on front paste down.

    Stock ID: 19585
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  • By Hammer and Hand: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Birmingham. by  CRAWFORD, Alan.  (Ed)
    CRAWFORD, Alan. (Ed)
    By Hammer and Hand: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Birmingham.

    Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery 1984

    169pp with 111 b/w illustrations. Small square 4to in wraps, vg. A collection of 8 essays, each dealing with a different aspect of Birmingham as an important provincial centre for the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain. Subjects covered include architecture, decorative painting, book illustration, metalwork and stained glass. With useful gazetteer of works by Birmingham based craftsmen and a catalogue of books illustrated by Birmingham artists.

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  • Illustrated Catalogue of Macfarlane's Castings 6th Edition (2 volumes) by  (TRADE CATALOGUE) WALTER MACFARLANE & CO Architectural, Sanitary and General Ironfoundery
    (TRADE CATALOGUE) WALTER MACFARLANE & CO Architectural, Sanitary and General Ironfoundery
    Illustrated Catalogue of Macfarlane's Castings 6th Edition (2 volumes)

    Glasgow, by the Company early 20th C. c1903

    [1] -696 between the two volume with illustrations and diagrams throughout, all measurements given. 4to set. Both volumes in attractive green cloth with gilt lettering. very slightly worn at head and base of spine and corners, else very good. Vol. 1 has ownership details in pen on title page of Messrs The Dublin Timber Company ? Dublin and is slightly cracked on inner hinge. The first section in volume I documents Pipes, Gutters and Ridging then proceeds to the section on terminals, railings, gates, gratings, stairs and balconies. Vol. 2 contains furniture, lavatories and baths, fountains, urinals, dustbins, lamps, brackets, columns, windows and structures (inc. porches, verandas, conservatories, pavilions etc). Brilliant reference set illustrating the whole range of Macfarlane designs at the outset of the 20th century but focuses on the decorative rather than the utilitarian aspects of ironwork.

    Stock ID: 19631
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  • The Practical Decorator and Ornamentist; by  AUDSLEY. George Ashdown and Marice Ashdown,
    AUDSLEY. George Ashdown and Marice Ashdown,
    The Practical Decorator and Ornamentist; for the use of architects, practical painters, decorators, and designers : containing one hundred plates in colours and gold : with descriptive notices, and an introductory essay on artistic and practical decoration

    Glasgow Blackie & Son, 1892

    Folio. Issues 1-15 in original printed portfolios all issued with original paper lettered wrappers. Very good set. With 100 chromolithographed plates. Beautiful chromolithographs of design details in various styles, including Greek and Japanese. One of the last great works of nineteenth century of its kind. George Ashdown Audsley (1838-1925) was a Scottish architect, and illustrator. His son Maurice, although an architect by profession too, became better known as a photographer in later life. The original wrappers are a little worn and in some cases repaired with paper tape but internally very good. The parks edition is particularly hard to locate .

    Stock ID: 19639
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  • Details of Gothic Ornament measured and drawn by James K Colling by  Colling James K.
    Colling James K.
    Details of Gothic Ornament measured and drawn by James K Colling

    London [George Bell] (1848) B T Batsford 1856

    2 volume. Volume 1: Chromolitho title, viii + (1) 103 plates Volume 2: 27 + (1) + 102 plates. Decorated cloth, gilt rulings, decorations and lettering. Slightly rubbed at base and head of spine and corner else a good copy. Includes an essay on foliage as a motif in design for church decoration. Superb collection of plates recording the foliage and other ornamental details used in differing periods of gothic architecture. Produced, the author says, as inspiration to "the artist in his job of ornamenting a church".

    Stock ID: 19641
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  • Quinlan Terry: The Revival of Architecture. by  ASLET C.
    ASLET C.
    Quinlan Terry: The Revival of Architecture.

    Viking, 1986.

    223pp illus. with photographs and the architect's own drawings and linocuts. 4to. Vg in sl. worn dust wrapper. A major illustrated monograph on Britains's classicist architect.

    Stock ID: 19642
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  • A History of the Gothic Revival: an attempt to show how the taste for medaeval architecture which lintered in England during the last centuries has since been encouraged and developed by  EASTLAKE  Charles L
    EASTLAKE Charles L
    A History of the Gothic Revival: an attempt to show how the taste for medaeval architecture which lintered in England during the last centuries has since been encouraged and developed

    London, Longmans Green and Co 1872

    xvi + 427 + (1)pp, 36 woodcut plates, 12 text ills, one leaf publishers' adverts. Many buildings illustrated erected between 1860 and 1870. This was the first published study on the gothic revival, and although it is widely available in a reprint this is a lovely copy of the original decorated and stamped cloth possibly designed by Eastlake to reflect the gothic subject matter of the book. Sl. rubbed at head and base of spine, scratch on spine and related small tear else a very good copy. Bookplate of William J Newton R S A and his stamp on half title.

    Stock ID: 19643
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  • (HOLDEN) KAROL Eitan and ALLIBONE Finch
    Charles Holden Architect 1875-1960 An Exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects Heinz Gallery London 1988

    London RIBA 1988

    35pp illustrated with b/w photographs and line ills. 4to. Wrappers with dust wrapper wrapped around and illustrating a water colour of Senate House, University of London. Lovely catalogue. Karol went on to write the major monograph on Holden.

    Stock ID: 19644
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  • SHEPHERD J.C. & G.A. JELLICOE
    Gardens & Design

    London Ernest Benn Ltd 1927

    248 pp., beautifullly illustrated with b/w photographs and plans. Large 4to. Open weave cloth spine with paste down label, blue sugar paper covered boards. Very good copy. Massive study on the principles of garden design with useful material on Versailles and André le Nôtre, Italian gardens and the English style. Hard to find in this edition.

    Stock ID: 19648
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  • Stock Selections no 15 for the Building and Allied Trades by  YOUNG AND MARTEN LTD [TRADE CATALOGUE]
    YOUNG AND MARTEN LTD [TRADE CATALOGUE]
    Stock Selections no 15 for the Building and Allied Trades

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

    Tall demi 8vo, decorated cloth. 524pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates, two tinted and 4 colour wallpaper samples tipped in between pages 204-205pp and colour paint samples between pp474-475. Features a wide selection of products including light fittings, fireplaces, bathroom fittings, leaded lights, [ one design illustrated in colour ], 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.

    Stock ID: 19652
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  • BOURNVILLE VILLAGE TRUST
    Bournville Village Trust 1900-1955

    Birmingham, Bournville Village Trust c.1955

    ix+135pp with colour frontis and b/w photographs, plans, maps and diagrams throughout. Small 4to. Cloth . Very slight foxing to end papers, otherwise internally vg. Compiled by the trustees, this account of Bournville was intended as both a record of 50 years of planning and maintenance, and a as a guide for the future. It gives an account of the development of the estate, its organization, planning and maintenance. With appendices including balance sheets and revenue accounts for 1954, this is a really fascinating period item, produced by those intimately involved with Bournville.

    Stock ID: 19128
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  • Letchworth: Where Town and Country Meet by  [LETCHWORTH]
    [LETCHWORTH]
    Letchworth: Where Town and Country Meet The well planned beautiful town

    Letchworth First Garden City Ltd., no date given c 1935?

    128pp, sepia plates throughout and period ads. Map of location in relation to major roads and a map of Letchworth occupies the end papers. Text describes Letchworth and the facilities. Decorated boards with colour reproduction of an illustration by Diana Robinson of Icknield Way. Wrappers very slightly foxed else good. Exceptionally nice period guide to Letchworth charting how it has developed from its foundation.

    Stock ID: 19129
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  • Castle Howard in Yorkshire, Seat of the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Carlisle etc. by  VITRUVIUS BRITANNICUS
    VITRUVIUS BRITANNICUS
    Castle Howard in Yorkshire, Seat of the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Carlisle etc. Original engraving from Vitruvius Britannicus

    London 1731

    Framed. Small tear along fold line where this print was mounted on stubs. Very small amount of foxing adjacent. Framed.

    Stock ID: 19234
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  • COLLINGWOOD, W.G.
    Northumbrian Crosses Of The Pre-Norman Age

    London Faber & Gwyer 1927

    [viii], 196pp, 227 text illustrations. Large 4to. Decorated navy cloth. Blind stamped title on upper board. Rubbed at head and base of spine and corners a little bumped. Internally very good. The book shows " the development of monumental art from the time of Bede to the Norman Conquest." and is of great archaeological scholarship and research. tracing the origins in Irish influence which coloured the earlier Christian sculptures of Northumbria. Examples include gravestones at Lindisfarne and Hartlepool.

    Stock ID: 19395
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  • A Booklet of Decoration by  NELSON, [W.P.] COMPANY
    NELSON, [W.P.] COMPANY
    A Booklet of Decoration

    Chicago Published by the firm, 193 Wabash Ave, Chicago. 1902

    19pp, Colour ill, long 8vo decorated wrappers. Very good indeed. Beautifully illustrated trade catalogue. Shows a range of elaborate domestic interior decoration. This was the third of a series of booklets showing the range of styles which they executed from aesthetic style to colonial. Lovely item. Well known Chicago firm who operated as decorators and fitters for interiors from the late 19th century onwards.

    Stock ID: 19428
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  • Only two found on COPAC, one at Tate Library one at Paul Mellon Centre...
    Paintings Pastels Prints by  (HAMILTON, Richard)
    (HAMILTON, Richard)
    Paintings Pastels Prints

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery Arts Council of Great Britain 1975

    Poster and catalogue for the exhibition held at Wolverhampton Art Gallery 15 nov - 13 Dec 1975. 500 x 762mm. Double sided, previously folded, small price sticker on the upper. The upper has a striking full page colour image of one of Hamilton's 'Flower-piece' paintings. The Andrex toilet roll that appears in the foreground has been used to display the exhibition title. The reverse has a full list of works and exhibitions + 5 small b/w illustrations for selected pieces. Previously at the Serpentine Gallery, 4 Oct 1975 to 2 Nov 1975, this was Hamilton's first one-man exhibition in England since his touring show organised by the Tate five years before. The series of works Hamilton called 'Flowers and Shit' derived from Andrex advertisements from the 1960s. Hamilton adapted These advertisements into his Soft blue landscape and Soft pink landscape. Continuing with the Andrex theme in a series of paintings based on three postcards of flowers and fruit. To these postcards he added a roll of Andrex on one and a pile of excrement in another. Included with these works was a third series of pastels of sunsets.

    Stock ID: 19434
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  • Brasilia - three items by  [BRASILIA]
    [BRASILIA]
    Brasilia - three items A pamphlet for the ICA Exhibition at Dover Steet: Book entitled Brasilia and Booklet also entitled Brasilia

    Brasilia: the building of a new capital for Brazil, an exhibition under the auspices of the Brazilian Embassy in London held at the ICA Dover Street 1958 4pp folded paper leaftlet: Vg. Brasilia 42pp book with white wrappers. Small square 4to. Illustrated with b/w plates and plans on acetate. Good copy but white wrappers a little age worn. Text in Spanish, English and French. Contributions by J. O. de Meira Penna, Luicio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. 1958. Brasilia 24pp booklet with black wrappers. Small 4to. Complimentary to the book, b/w photographs of buildings, sculpture and layout and produced to accompany the exhibition [?] Useful period material on the development of Brasilia. Covers a little rubbed and worn.

    Stock ID: 19446
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