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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<br/><br/> 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.…

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    London printed for the firm by A White. Published Southend on Sea by the firm nd c1934<br/><br/> 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.

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    Stock ID: 19652
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  • SHEPHERD J.C. & G.A. JELLICOE
    Gardens & Design

    London Ernest Benn Ltd 1927<br/><br/> 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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  • (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<br/><br/> 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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  • 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<br/><br/> 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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  • Quinlan Terry: The Revival of Architecture. by ASLET C.
    ASLET C.
    Quinlan Terry: The Revival of Architecture.

    Viking, 1986. <br/><br/> 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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  • 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<br/><br/> 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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  • 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<br/><br/> 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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  • 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<br/><br/> 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.

    Stock ID: 19587
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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<br/><br/> 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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  • 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 <br/><br/> 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).

    Stock ID: 19584
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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<br/><br/> 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.

    Stock ID: 19583
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  • (PEVSNER) NEAVE, David. PEVSNER, Nikolaus
    Yorkshire: York and the East Riding

    New Haven and London Yale University Press 2005<br/><br/> 832pp, 8vo with illustrated dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 19536
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  • SKEET, Holly. (author) BROWN, Chris. (illustrator)
    Circus Minimus

    London Hand and Eye Editions 2007<br/><br/> An edition of 275 copies. (1) 14pp. Long 8vo decorated wrappers. B/w Linocuts by Chris Brown. Hand set in Plantin and Gill Sans Shadow Titling

    Stock ID: 19530
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  • SKEET, Holly. (author) BROWN, Chris. (illustrator)
    Insectissimo

    London Hand and Eye Editions 2009<br/><br/> An edition of 125 copies. (1) 14pp. Long 8vo decorated wrappers. B/w Linocuts by Chris Brown. Hand set in Plantin and Gill Sans Shadow Titling

    Stock ID: 19529
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  • SKEET, Holly. (author) BROWN, Chris. (illustrator)
    Albert for the High Jump

    London Hand and Eye Editions 2012<br/><br/> An edition of 250 copies. (1) 14pp. Long 8vo decorated wrappers. B/w Linocuts by Chris Brown. Hand set in Plantin and Gill Sans Shadow Titling

    Stock ID: 19528
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  • (WILLIAM ROBERTS)
    William Roberts RA Drawings and Watercolours 1915-1968

    London d'Offay Couper Gallery 1969<br/><br/> 4pp, b/w illustrations. Large 8vo stiff orange wrappers. Cover design by Roberts. Exhibition catalogue with full list of 43 works and 12 illustrations.

    Stock ID: 19522
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  • (WILLIAM ROBERTS) WHITE, Gabriel. (foreword) ALLEY, Ronald. (introduction)
    Willliam Roberts ARA Retropspective Exhibition.

    London Arts Council 1965<br/><br/> Colour frontispiece (Trafalgar Square, 1952) 30pp, 23 b/w plates. Large 8vo yellow card wrappers, minor creases at the edges, else very good indeed. Cover design by Roberts. Profusely illustrated catalogue for the exhibition held at Tate Gallery - Nov 20th - Dec 19th, 1965, Laing Art Gallery - Jan 1st - 22nd, 1966, Whitworth Art Gallery - Jan 29th - Feb 19, 1966.

    Stock ID: 19521
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  • (STEUBEN GLASS) WAUGH, Sidney. (Foreword)
    Modern Glass

    Steuben Glass Inc 1939<br/><br/> 40pp (unpaginated). B/w plates with captions. 4to ring bound green wrappers with title and b/w illus on the upper. Steuben Glass Works was an American art glass manufacturer, founded in 1903 by Frederick Carder and Thomas G. Hawkes in Corning, New York. Hawkes purchased the glass blanks for his cutting shop from many sources and eventually wanted to start a factory to make the blanks himself. Hawkes convinced Carder to come to Corning and manage such a factory. In 1918, Steuben was acquired by Corning Glass Works. The firm continued in production but closed in 2011.

    Stock ID: 19520
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  • The Second Annual Home Beautiful Exposition by CAMPBELL, Chester I. (intro)
    CAMPBELL, Chester I. (intro)
    The Second Annual Home Beautiful Exposition

    Boston 1922<br/><br/> 80pp, period ads, exhibition floor plans. 4to decorated wrappers. Tape repair to the lower part of the spine + split at the head. Wrappers a little bumped at the edges else a good copy. Catalogue for The Second Annual Home Beautiful Exposition held at the Mechanics Building, Boston April 15 - 29th 1922. Includes list of exhibitors with floor plans. As well as articles written on subjects relating to the domestic environment, such as 'The Foundation of Beauty in the Home', 'Making and Hanging of Draperies', 'A Well Baby is a Saved Baby' etc. Lots of great period ads. An excellent resource for period interiors.

    Stock ID: 19518
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  • (PARR, Martin) PHILLIPS, Sandra S.
    Martin Parr

    Phaidon 2007<br/><br/> (1) colour frontispiece + 13pp + 55 colour/ b/w plates with captions. Small 4to boards with illustrated dust wrapper. Very good copy. Chronological overview of Parr's work, spanning from 1972- 2006. Text by Sandra S. Phillips, Senior Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

    Stock ID: 19517
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