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  • The Language of Adornment by SALVIATI Fillipo
    SALVIATI Fillipo
    The Language of Adornment Chinese Ornaments of Jade, Crystal, Amber and Glass

    Paris Myrna Myers 2002

    Unpaginated c120pp, 134 numbers listed, described and illustrated. 4to. Stiff decorated card wrappers. Very good. Dedication copy from the author to Bruce Wannell with his bookplate tipped in at title page. [ Bookplate designed by Mark Hearld. The text examine how personal ornaments functioned as symbols that identified social and cultural status through the materials used and the decorative motifs chosen. Beautifully illustrated.

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  • The Life and Works of John Carr of York by (CARR John) WRAGG Brian, WORSLEY Giles (ed)
    (CARR John) WRAGG Brian, WORSLEY Giles (ed)
    The Life and Works of John Carr of York

    York Oblong 2000

    viii + 252pp with many b/w photos, plans, maps, and illus throughout. 4to. Paperback edition. Very good copy. This text represents the life's work of the late architectural historian Brian Wragg, completed for publication by architectural correspondent Giles Worsley. A stunning monograph, offering a rich and detailed insight into the career of John Carr. Bookplate of Bruce Wannell pasted in on half title. Bookplate designed by Mark Hearld for books in the library of Bruce Wannell.

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  • Architecture without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture by RUDOFSKY Bernard
    RUDOFSKY Bernard
    Architecture without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture

    London, Academy Editions 1964

    Unpaginated c.150pp with 159 b/w illustrations. Clothbacked boards. With good dust wrapper. A study of 'communal architecture', not produced by specialists, but by the spontaneous and continuous activity of a whole people. A fascinating look at buildings which fall outside tradition and formal accounts of the discipline. Signature and bookplate of Bruce Wannell. Bookplate designed by Mark Healrd.

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  • BRUNT. A W.
    Pageant of Letchworth 1903-1914

    Letchworth Letchworth Printers 1942

    xvi, 174pp. , 9 leaves of plates and illustrations in the text. Blue cloth. Black lettering 8vo. Worn along spine and edges. Internally good. Foreword by Reginald Hine. History of Letchworth. Lots of useful documentary insights into the planning and then life of the town with material on the key personalities etc. Little section at the end on the garden city in verse.

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  • Cupid's Guide to the Wedding Ring: Containing Full Information on Courtship and Marriage by BLACK PENNELL PRESS
    BLACK PENNELL PRESS
    Cupid's Guide to the Wedding Ring: Containing Full Information on Courtship and Marriage

    Greenock Black Pennell Press 1988

    51pp Near fine with original glassine wrapper. 8vo. Text first published in 1877

    Stock ID: 20878
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  • Letchworth Garden City in Fifty Five Pictures by FIRST GARDEN CITY LTD
    FIRST GARDEN CITY LTD
    Letchworth Garden City in Fifty Five Pictures

    Letchworth First Garden City Limited 1911

    88pp illustrated with b/w plates. Each plate has a caption providing the location. From page 75 to the end are period adverts mainly for fixtures and fittings for houses and facilities for the new garden city. Long 8vo. Paper covered boards with paste down label on upper board. Boards darkened and papr label rather soiled. Internally a good copy. Excellent visual resource for the garden city and particularly the contributions of Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin. Hard to find.

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  • PURDOM, C. B.
    The Building of Satellite Towns.

    J M Dent 1949 (1925)

    xx 532 pp, b/w plates plus diagrams. 4to. Reprint edition, expanded and enlarged. Vg copy with illustrated dust wrapper. 4to. ' A Contribution to the Study of Town Development and Regional Planning'. A discussion on the possibilities of building satellite towns, using Welwyn and Letchworth as examples, around large cities in an attempt to counter the suburban growth.

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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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  • Suppliers represented by these cards are: 1. Buckeye Lawn Mowers, Springfield, Ohio 2. Philadelphia Lawn Mowers, 3. Scranton & Wetmore Rochester N.Y. 4. Gregg & Co, Trumansburg N.Y. 5.Macomber, Below & Down, Boston Mass. 6. P Kroener & Son, Red Bank N. J. 7. Hendrickson, Applegate & Condor, Red Bank N.J. 8. Flinn & Breneman, Lancaster Pa. 9. Wm H. Earle, Agricultural Implements etc. Worcester Mass., 10. Clark & Lang, Waverly N.Y. 11. W W Conde, Watertown N.Y. 12. The Archimedian Lawn Mower 13, The Thomas M F G Company Springfield Ohio, 14 Chadborn & Coldwell, MFG Co, Newburgh N.Y.
    Collection of fourteen trade cards advertising lawn mowers by LAWN MOWERS - TRADE CARDS
    LAWN MOWERS - TRADE CARDS
    Collection of fourteen trade cards advertising lawn mowers

    USA various 1880-1900

    Fascinating collection of American trade cards. Various manufacturers. All but two in colour (chromolithographs). Some fold-outs. Most with printed prices on the rear. Various sizes: from 165mm x 165mm to 145mm x 85mm., All illustrate lawn mowers for domestic gardens with cutting in progress. Most of the illustrations show either women or children mowing the lawns suggesting this was considered an appropriate occupation for them. Some of the cards advertise junior models for children to use. Mechanical mowing became possible early in the 19th century by an English engineer named Edwin Budding. The first USA mowers were designed in 1870, by Elwood McGuire of Richmond, Indiana and by the mid 1880s they were a major export…

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    USA various 1880-1900

    Fascinating collection of American trade cards. Various manufacturers. All but two in colour (chromolithographs). Some fold-outs. Most with printed prices on the rear. Various sizes: from 165mm x 165mm to 145mm x 85mm., All illustrate lawn mowers for domestic gardens with cutting in progress. Most of the illustrations show either women or children mowing the lawns suggesting this was considered an appropriate occupation for them. Some of the cards advertise junior models for children to use. Mechanical mowing became possible early in the 19th century by an English engineer named Edwin Budding. The first USA mowers were designed in 1870, by Elwood McGuire of Richmond, Indiana and by the mid 1880s they were a major export with many other manufacturers entering the field of production. The cards represent suppliers' advertising. One card has a tear to one corner and another has been badly folded else a good collection. Ancient reisdual glue marks on one or two where they may have been mounted.

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    Stock ID: 20875
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  • Charles Luckman Associates Progress Volume 7 no 1 by [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    Charles Luckman Associates Progress Volume 7 no 1 New York Worlds Fair

    Los Angeles Published by the firm then at 9220 Sunset Blvd. 19633

    8pp promotional newsletter outlining the work of the firm. This features the New York Worlds Fair proposed United States Pavilion designed by the firm. It is illustrated on the front cover in black and white. within its setting. Short 2pp article on the building on inside cover. The remainder of the booklet features retail stores following Mr Christian joining the firm from Raymond Loewy Corporation. Back wrapper of the publication provides short biographies of members of the firm. Ephemeral item.

    Stock ID: 20872
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  • Charles Luckman Associates Progress Volume 8 no 2 by [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    Charles Luckman Associates Progress Volume 8 no 2 New York Worlds Fair

    Los Angeles Published by the firm then at 9220 Sunset Blvd. 1964

    8pp promotional newsletter outlining the work of the firm. This features the New York Worlds Fair Federal Pavilion designed by the firm. It is illustrated on the front cover in black and white within its setting. Short text on the building on inside cover. The remainder of the booklet features other projects including a new Headquarters building for the firm in Los Angeles. Ephemeral item.

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  • Charles Luckman Associates Progress by NASA SPACE CENTER [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    NASA SPACE CENTER [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    Charles Luckman Associates Progress Nasa Manned Spacecraft Center

    Published by the firm June 1962

    8pp promotional newsletter outlining the work of the firm. Illustrated with b/w plates. Long 8vo. Stapled. Upper wrapper shows a b/w drawing envisioning the Nasa Manned Spacecraft Center. The firm were master planners for this project. Luckman Associates also advocated the use of a modular design system for the buildings with materials that could be manufactured off-site, which aided in meeting the tight schedule for completion. The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) officially opened in June 1964 as the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC). This approximately 1,620-acre facility is located about 25 miles from downtown Houston, Texas. The remainder of the booklet illustrates other assignments of the firm including offices, and shops and…

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    Published by the firm June 1962

    8pp promotional newsletter outlining the work of the firm. Illustrated with b/w plates. Long 8vo. Stapled. Upper wrapper shows a b/w drawing envisioning the Nasa Manned Spacecraft Center. The firm were master planners for this project. Luckman Associates also advocated the use of a modular design system for the buildings with materials that could be manufactured off-site, which aided in meeting the tight schedule for completion. The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) officially opened in June 1964 as the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC). This approximately 1,620-acre facility is located about 25 miles from downtown Houston, Texas. The remainder of the booklet illustrates other assignments of the firm including offices, and shops and inclding Nortronics in Palos Verdes. Emphermal item.

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    Stock ID: 20870
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  • Architectural Design. by [ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN] PIDGEON, Monica
    [ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN] PIDGEON, Monica
    Architectural Design. Volume XLIV. no 1

    London The Standard Catalogue Company January 1974

    pp 1-65 illustrated iin colour and black and white. 230 x280mm Decorated wrappers. very good. Articles on Solar Energy, University of Berlin, Storage and Distribution buildings. Very good copy.

    Stock ID: 20869
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  • The Heroic Period of Modern Architecture by (SMITHSON) Smithson Alison & Peter
    (SMITHSON) Smithson Alison & Peter
    The Heroic Period of Modern Architecture

    London Thames and Hudson 1981

    80pp. Illustrated with 8pp colour plates and the rest in black and white. Laminated wrappers 4to. Based on the magazine Architectural Design 1965. Cover design shows Le Corbusier and Mies van de Rohe in conversation. In 1965 a special issue of AD was produced on the influences post 1910 on the modern movement and the Smithsons assembled documents to reflect the architectural dynamism of the period. This is effectively a reprint of the issue of the Journal.

    Stock ID: 20865
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  • PHILLIPS, R Randal.
    The House Doctor

    London Country Llife Limited 1923

    vi +65pp illustrated with b/w plates + [8]pp period ads. Small 8vo. Paper covered boards with pasted down on upper wrapper. A good copy. Sequel to "he house you want" this book is a a first aid manual for repairs to house and objects and ranges between upholstery to mending Staffordshire pottery at home as well as more down to earth kinds of things like removing stains. Fascinating period piece.

    Stock ID: 20858
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  • A Cataogue of Garden Ornament in Terra-Cotta by MANIFATTURA DI SIGNA
    MANIFATTURA DI SIGNA
    A Cataogue of Garden Ornament in Terra-Cotta Being a selection of vases, pedestals, tazzae, giardinier, fountains, statuary etc. made by the Manfattura di Singa17 Mount Street London, Via Cecchietti, Florecne and Via Del Babuino Rome.

    London 17 Mount Street W. nd c1910

    26pp illustrated with b/w plates of various designed garden ornaments. 5pp introductory text. The remainder illustrates various terra cottas but refers to a much larger catalogue available with over 1000 examples. Last page is a list of clients supplied - mostly gentry. Manifattura di Signa, founded in Signa (Florence), in 1895 by Camillo Bondi. The factory catered to the tastes of those wanting reproductions of sculptural and decorative masterpieces from Etruscan to Greek statuary; from Roman to Renaissance; from Moorish vases to contemporary Liberty creations. Inner wrapper has pencil notes on prices of some pieces. Title page a little dusty else very good. Decorated wrappers, stitched.

    Stock ID: 20857
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  • FRY Maxwell
    Art in a Machine Age: A critique of contemporary life through the medium of architecture.

    Methuen and Co Ltd 1969

    xxii + 184pp incl 60 b/w plates, boards, dw. Vg. Dust wrapper has sl chipped edges at head of spine. This text is based on a series of lectures which examine and critique modern life through art and architecture.

    Stock ID: 20850
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  • Signed copy DOXIADIS C. A.
    THe Great Urban Crimes we pemit by law

    Athens Lycabuttus Press 1973

    51pp illustrated with b/w line illustrations. Wrappers. Good copy. Dedication copy from C A Doxiadis to Gerald Dix dated 22 9 73.

    Stock ID: 20841
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  • [DIA] WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Clough (intro)
    The Face of the Land: Design and Industries Association Yearbook 1929-1930

    London, George Allen and Unwin 1930

    144pp illustrated with b/w plates + c30pp advertising section. Green cloth. A little worn at the head and base of the spine else very good copy. Dedicated to Lawrence Weaver. Edited by H.H.P. and N.L.C. Draws attention throughout to the need to legislate for preservation of the Countryside illustrating elements of building such as petrol stations, advertising hoardings and railways which were being built in an uncontrolled way in the inter-war years.

    Stock ID: 20814
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  • Britain Can Make It by [CoID]
    [CoID]
    Britain Can Make It

    London HMSO 1946

    Exhibition Guide. Gate folded with internal layout of the exhibition as a diagram. Details provided of the scope of the exhibition and also details for visitors of the British Can Make it Quiz which involved plastic coins and slot machines. Nice item. Previous owner's name and date in red ink on upper wrapper.

    Stock ID: 20813
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