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  • NEW TITLE BUTTON, Roger
    Arts and Crafts churches of Great Britain - Architects, craftsmen and patrons

    Settle privately published 2QT 2020

    275pp, 295 illustrations in colour. Decorated wrappers featuring Lethaby's Herefordshire masterpiece, All Saints, Brockhampton. Square 4to. 210 x210mm The Arts and Crafts Movement is less well known for its public buildings than domestic projects. Many of the leading personalities were commissioned to design or decorate churches, and these too were highly influential on subsequent architectural developments. Their patrons played a key role in bringing these revolutionary buildings into being. The book examines the churches as a group, the influences of designers on each other, and assess their impact on design in the the 20th century and after.

    Stock ID: 20849
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  • English, Scottish and Welsh Landscape: Verse Chosen by John Betjeman and Geoffrey Taylor by BETJEMAN John, Geoffrey TAYLOR and John PIPER
    BETJEMAN John, Geoffrey TAYLOR and John PIPER
    English, Scottish and Welsh Landscape: Verse Chosen by John Betjeman and Geoffrey Taylor

    London: Frederick Muller 1944

    121pp with c.20 full page coloured lithographs. Small 8vo in decorated cloth with design by Piper, some shelf wear to spine and corners otherwise vg. A selection of poems about British landscape, illustrated with lovely colour lithographs by John Piper. Part of the New Excursions into English Poetry Series.

    Stock ID: 20847
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  • John Campell: Dediscovery of an Arts and Crafts Architect by (CAMPBELL) POWERS Alan with CRAWFORD Alan and LEASK Ronald
    (CAMPBELL) POWERS Alan with CRAWFORD Alan and LEASK Ronald
    John Campell: Dediscovery of an Arts and Crafts Architect

    London The Prince of Wales Insitute of Architecture 1997

    60pp illus with b/w plates and line ills. Small Square 4to. Wrappers. Very good copy. Campbell 1878-1947 is little known. Worked in England and Germany and this is the first book about his life and work.

    Stock ID: 20844
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  • Fred Rowntree: Architect by (ROWNTREE) ROBSON. Peter,
    (ROWNTREE) ROBSON. Peter,
    Fred Rowntree: Architect

    Easingwold Newby Books 2015

    112pp, 350 plates. 4to. Laminated card covers. A short biography with many illustrations of the projects. Fred Rowntree was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in 1860, attended Bootham School and was articled to C A Bury, a local architect. After working as an assistant to Edward Burgess of Leicester he formed a partnership with Charles Edeson of Scarborough. In 1890 he joined Glasgow architect Malcolm Stark, working with him for ten years before moving to London. Rowntree was active in York, at Hampstead and elsewhere and worked in the Arts and Crafts style. In York he was active in projects for the firm of Rowntree's including design of parts of the Chocolate works and Rowntree Park…

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    Easingwold Newby Books 2015

    112pp, 350 plates. 4to. Laminated card covers. A short biography with many illustrations of the projects. Fred Rowntree was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in 1860, attended Bootham School and was articled to C A Bury, a local architect. After working as an assistant to Edward Burgess of Leicester he formed a partnership with Charles Edeson of Scarborough. In 1890 he joined Glasgow architect Malcolm Stark, working with him for ten years before moving to London. Rowntree was active in York, at Hampstead and elsewhere and worked in the Arts and Crafts style. In York he was active in projects for the firm of Rowntree's including design of parts of the Chocolate works and Rowntree Park as well as Seebolm Rowntree's house "The Homestead", now home of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation but also worked as far a field as China.

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    Stock ID: 20793
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  • (SAVE) LLOYD, Thomas.
    The Lost Houses of Wales A Survey of Country Houses in Wales Demolished Since c. 1900.

    London Save Britain's Heritage (1986) 1989

    2nd revised edition. 128pp, b/w. Long 4to wrappers, vg. Loosely inserted Save press release no. 384 'Horror of Welsh Losses Revealed'

    Stock ID: 20024
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  • British Railways and the Festival of Britain by FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN
    FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN
    British Railways and the Festival of Britain

    London W A Smith. 1951

    fold out leaflet illustrating the train services fo those wishing to attend the various exhibitions around the country during the festival. Lovely graphic image on upper wrapper. Duotone. 150x410 unfolded. Good.

    Stock ID: 20846
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  • Millennium Stones by KINDERSLEY, Richard
    KINDERSLEY, Richard
    Millennium Stones

    London Wolsley Fine Art 2000-2001

    36pp illustrated with colour plates of ten stones carved and designed for the millennium. Perfect bound. Green lettered wrappers. Royal 8vo. Loosely inserted leaflet about the stones when exhibited at Keele University. Lovely item.

    Stock ID: 20845
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  • Houses in Children's Books by POWERS. Alan and SMITHSON. Alison,
    POWERS. Alan and SMITHSON. Alison,
    Houses in Children's Books

    London, The Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture 1999

    40pp illustrated with two b/w plates. Essays on Beatrix Potter's places by Alison Smithson and on books in which the house appears. Includes list of books with annotations which introduce children to houses including taste etc. Fascinating little publication. Very good.

    Stock ID: 20843
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  • Arts and Crafts churches of Great Britain - Architects, craftsmen and patrons by NEW TITLE BUTTON, Roger
    NEW TITLE BUTTON, Roger
    Arts and Crafts churches of Great Britain - Architects, craftsmen and patrons

    Settle privately published 2QT 2020

    275pp, 295 illustrations in colour. Decorated wrappers featuring Lethaby's Herefordshire masterpiece, All Saints, Brockhampton. Square 4to. 210 x210mm The Arts and Crafts Movement is less well known for its public buildings than domestic projects. Many of the leading personalities were commissioned to design or decorate churches, and these too were highly influential on subsequent architectural developments. Their patrons played a key role in bringing these revolutionary buildings into being. The book examines the churches as a group, the influences of designers on each other, and assess their impact on design in the the 20th century and after.

    Stock ID: 20842
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  • Ravilious: Wood Engravings by (ERIC RAVILIOUS)
    (ERIC RAVILIOUS)
    Ravilious: Wood Engravings

    Sparham Mainstone Press 2013

    80pp b/w illustrated with b/w reproductions of Ravilous wood engravings. 4to boards with gilt title on the spine. Decorated dust wrapper. New. Beautifuuly produced book.

    Stock ID: 19499
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  • Ron Herron: 20 Years of Drawing by (HERRON)
    (HERRON)
    Ron Herron: 20 Years of Drawing

    London Architectural Association 1980

    Unpaginated. c8pp introduction by Cedric Price + illustrated images including fold outs + 147 numbers illustrated with small images and described. Small square 4to. Decorated colour wrappers. Very good copy preserved in sticky backed plastic. Useful insights into the career and projects of Herron, who was for a time part of the Archigram Office and then joined Pentegram.

    Stock ID: 18539
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  • HARTSHORNE The Late Rev C.H.
    A Guide to Alnwick Castle

    London, Longmans Green Reader and Dyer and at Alnwick, Mark Smith 1865

    114pp Illustrations in text by Philip H Delamotte. Fold out map of castle at end of the guide book in colour. Blue cloth with heraldic decoration on upper board and gilt lettering. Small 8vo. A little rubbed at head and base of spine else very good. The main section of the guide describes the family history, particularly the Percy family and the Dukes of Northumberland, the castle, including details of the interiors and the gardens around the castle. It has a useful section on the restorations which took place in the 18th century and the State Rooms, short sections on Hulne Park, Alnwick Abbey. A very nice…

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    London, Longmans Green Reader and Dyer and at Alnwick, Mark Smith 1865

    114pp Illustrations in text by Philip H Delamotte. Fold out map of castle at end of the guide book in colour. Blue cloth with heraldic decoration on upper board and gilt lettering. Small 8vo. A little rubbed at head and base of spine else very good. The main section of the guide describes the family history, particularly the Percy family and the Dukes of Northumberland, the castle, including details of the interiors and the gardens around the castle. It has a useful section on the restorations which took place in the 18th century and the State Rooms, short sections on Hulne Park, Alnwick Abbey. A very nice guide book.

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    Stock ID: 18832
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  • PHIBBS, Johnny and CORNISH, Jo.
    Capability Brown: Designing English Landscapes and Gardens

    London and New York Rizzoli 2016

    288pp illustrated. 4to. (Expected November 1st 2016.) Published to coincide with the tercentenary of his birth, this remarkable book illuminates fifteen of Brown s most celebrated landscapes.

    Stock ID: 18433
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  • Sharpe, Paley and Austin: A Lancaster Architectural Practice 1836-1942 by PRICE, James
    PRICE, James
    Sharpe, Paley and Austin: A Lancaster Architectural Practice 1836-1942

    Lancaster Centre for North West Regional Studies, University of Lancaster 1998

    104pp illustrated with b/w plates and including a gazetteer of their projects. Photographic decorated wrappers. Very good copy. The firm undertook over 600 commissions mostly in the North West of England ranging from churches to secular projects such as hospitals and railways stations. Useful review of the practice.

    Stock ID: 20840
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  • A Practical Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Smoky Chimneys by SILVER, George.
    SILVER, George.
    A Practical Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Smoky Chimneys with an Appendix, Containing Various Extracts Connected with the Subject, and Testimonials of the Author's Experience.

    Glasgow, Blackie & Son 1836

    vi, 114pp. Green cloth. small 8vo. No title labels. Yellow end papers. Good copy. Dedication leaf to The Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Moray. Proposes remedies developed over a long career. The appendix starts at page 50 and thereafter there is a fascinating list of places where George Silver has worked as "smoke curer" and some case studies of how he proceeded with his cures. A quirky little book. Unusual.

    Stock ID: 20839
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  • Planning in Town and Country, Difficulties and Possibilities by ABERCROMBIE, Patrick.
    ABERCROMBIE, Patrick.
    Planning in Town and Country, Difficulties and Possibilities

    Liverpool University Press of Liverpool Hodder & Stoughton 1937

    60pp pamphlet. Lettered wrappers. Small ink stain on spine else very good copy. An Inaugural Lecture in the Department of Town PLanning, School of Architecture, University College London.

    Stock ID: 20838
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  • Science Fiction: Introducing Hugo Gernsback and Forrest J.... [Ackerman] by [KRAZY KAT ARCHIVE] STEER John [Foreword]
    [KRAZY KAT ARCHIVE] STEER John [Foreword]
    Science Fiction: Introducing Hugo Gernsback and Forrest J.... [Ackerman]

    St Andrews St Katharine's Gallery 1973

    77pp illustrated with b/w plates. Square small 4to. White wrappers with b/w image on upper wrapper and blue lettered titles. Catalogue to accompany an Exhibition organised by the Department of Fine Arts, St. Andrews University under the auspices of the Krazy Kat Archive and with the support of the Arts Council. [Scottish] The exhibition formed the second in a series on twentieth century themes. The Krazy Kat Achive came about from a donation to the University by Eduardo Paolozzi alongside a substantial gift of his own graphic work. The theme in 1977 was Science Fiction. Illustations of covers for novels and magazines included.

    Stock ID: 20836
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  • The Canada Trend House: by [WELLS AND HICKMAN]
    [WELLS AND HICKMAN]
    The Canada Trend House: A Timber Frame House designed for the British Isles

    London Timber Development Association nd c1957

    c 8pp folded. Promotional leaflet for this particular house which includes floor plans and detailed constructional drawing. Small 8vo, Decorated wrappers. The Wells Hickman Trend House was exhibited at the Ideal Homes Exhibition of 1957. The house aimed to show how the timber framed system widely used in North America could be adapted for the UK. At the Exhibition, the show house was furnished by Heals. Trend houses had been constructed in British Columbia form 1952.

    Stock ID: 20837
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  • Chinese Ceramics from SIr Alan Barlow's Collection by [CHINESES CERAMICS] GRAY, Basil [intoduction]
    [CHINESES CERAMICS] GRAY, Basil [intoduction]
    Chinese Ceramics from SIr Alan Barlow's Collection

    London The Arts Council 1953

    16pp. Printed by Lund Humphries. Beautiful string tied paper wrappers over printed with red lettered titles. 69 items listed. Blind stamped ownership stamp of Harry Horlock Stringer at Taggs Yard. On verso of wrapper drawing in pencil by Harry of an owl shaped chimney with not in pen "Drawing for Chimney for Cottage in Taggs Yard it was also my first pot thrown at the Fulham Pottery."

    Stock ID: 20835
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  • Lucie Rie [1987] by [RIE, Lucie] BIRKS, Tony
    [RIE, Lucie] BIRKS, Tony
    Lucie Rie [1987]

    Somerset Marston House 1994

    224pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. 4to. Stiff card wrappers. Very good copy. The story of the life of Lucie Rie, her friendship with Bernard Leach and Hans Coper and illustrates a wide range of work from tableware to specially commissioned pots.

    Stock ID: 20834
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