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  • Glass by CASHMORE & CO., LTD
    CASHMORE & CO., LTD
    Glass

    Bristol Cashmore & Co Ltd 1933

    Trade catalogue for the firm who were merchants of plate and sheet glass, bevellers, silverers, brilliant cutters, wallpaper and decorators' merchants and paint manufacturers. [ established 1829].48pp illustrated with photo litho plates and 4 single sided coloured pages of designs for domestic leaded lights - for 1930s houses. Other images show etched glass for pubs, figured and rolled glass etc. Stapled catalogue with ribbon hanger punched through the upper corner. Title page a bit dusty else good. Decorated wrappers.

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  • Indian Summer; Lutyens, Baker and Imperial Delhi by (LUTYENS ET AL) IRVING Robert Grant
    (LUTYENS ET AL) IRVING Robert Grant
    Indian Summer; Lutyens, Baker and Imperial Delhi

    New Haven and London Yale University Press 1981

    406pp illus with b/w and colour plates. Small 4to (270mm). Good copy with dust wrapper. An account of the building of New Delhi including work not just by Lutyens and Baker but generally less well known architects too. Fascinating account of the colonial architecture generated by Lutyens and his contemporaries and the influences of the Indian subcontinent on its style too.

    Stock ID: 21557
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  • Cut Glass by [POWELL, Harry]
    [POWELL, Harry]
    Cut Glass Issue of Journal of the Society of Arts no 2795 Vol LIV June 15 1906

    London Royal Society of Arts 1906

    Upper wrapper has hand written note "To James Perry and Co. with Mr H Powell's compliments". Article spread across pages 776-780 with red crayone markings highlighting certain sections and one or two black ink corrections of dates. Perry and Co were Pen manufacturers in Manchester. Harry James Powell was the grandson of James Powell, founder of James Powell and Sons Glass Company (originally known as Whitefriars Glassworks) and an innovator in glass design.

    Stock ID: 21554
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  • English Posies and Posy Rings: by EVANS, Joan
    EVANS, Joan
    English Posies and Posy Rings: A Catalogue with an introduction

    Oxford, The University Press 1931

    144pp Green cloth. deckled edges. 8vo. 225 mm x 150mm, This is the only study of posy rings making it a rare publication that will interest jewellery collectors, metal detectorists, archeologists, historians and all those with an interest in goldwork and antiques. Evans compiled over 3000 examples of such rings as a reference for this book.

    Stock ID: 21552
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  • English Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750 by HUSSEY Christopher
    HUSSEY Christopher
    English Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750

    London Country Life 1967

    174 pp; 246 b/w illustrations, 11 diagrams. Quarto. Very good copy with bright but slightly worn dust wrapper. This book is a key text for landscape gardens designed in the first half of the 18th century and it records the major landscapes including Bramham Park, Castle Howard, Duncombe Park, Studley Royal, Rousham, Stourhead and many others besides. Superb b/w photographs throughout by A Hensson and others including the cover illustration by Edwin Smith. Originally planned as a sequel to the series of books written in the main by Hussey on English Country Houses. From the library of A.G.L. Hellyer pasted in and also name of Kristina Taylor on front end paper.

    Stock ID: 21548
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  • Devětsil: [Society] by [CZECH AVANT-GARDE]Rostislav Švácha [editor]
    [CZECH AVANT-GARDE]Rostislav Švácha [editor]
    Devětsil: [Society] Czech avant-garde art architecture and design of the 1920s and 30s

    Oxford Museum of Modern Art/Design Museum London 1990

    116pp Illustrated with b/w plates. 210 x 300mm Wrappers. Exhibition catalogue for show which originated at the University of Michigan. Useful essays and biographies of architects and designers + bibliography. English text.

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  • Faience for Swimming Baths by [MID-CENTURY DESIGN] SHAWS
    [MID-CENTURY DESIGN] SHAWS
    Faience for Swimming Baths

    Darwen Shaws Glazed Brick Company 1962

    12pp catalogue on faience for swimming pools which was designed to assist architects with their design. Includes image of Wythenshawe, Manchester public baths and some images of tile types as well as practical specification material. Hole punch marks through who brochure. Loosely inserted additional specification sheets + letter from the company Lake District architects E Donald Haigh, Kendal with details of prices.

    Stock ID: 21544
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  • [CHIPPERFIELD ET AL]
    Chipperfield Mather Parry Stanton & Williams: Four London Architects 1985-1988

    London Architectural Press 9H Gallery 1987

    48pp illustrated with b/w and colour images. Square 4to. Wrappers with overprinted dust wrapper. Exhibition catalogue featuriing four architectural practices.

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  • [RUSKIN]
    Circular respecting memorial studies of St. Mark's Venice : now in progress under Mr. Ruskin's direction

    London Strangeways & Sons c1877

    8pp. Paper wrapper. These a little browned else good copy. L. Upper wrapper notes "This Circular will be given to Visitors to the Old Water-colour Society's Exhibition, Pall Mall East or on application to the Fine Art Society 148 New Bond Street." Name of Fanny Talbot on upper wrapper. Fanny Talbot (née) Browne (1824–1917) was a landowner and philanthropist, and a friend and correspondent of John Ruskin.

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  • Designers in Britain 7 : A Review of Graphic and Industrial Design by the Society of Industrial Arts and Designers.
    Designers in Britain 7 : A Review of Graphic and Industrial Design by the Society of Industrial Arts and Designers.

    London Andre Deutsch Ltd. 1971

    283pp including wide range of illustrations (some colour) ;4to. . Blue boards which are slightly bumped at corners. Unclipped dust jacket, this worn at edges. Interesting end paper with front end paper partially printed on tracing paper and part forming red end paper. Covers contemporary poster, graphics, wallpaper, jewellery, textile, TV and film graphics etc. All designers featured were members of the SIAD.

    Stock ID: 21538
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  • A SPECIMEN BOOK OF PAPERS PRODUCED AT ABBEY MILLS Holywell in Flintshire North Wales with Selected Examples of Printing By Various Processes by [ABBEY MILLS] ROBERTS, R. W. [ overall controller of design]
    [ABBEY MILLS] ROBERTS, R. W. [ overall controller of design]
    A SPECIMEN BOOK OF PAPERS PRODUCED AT ABBEY MILLS Holywell in Flintshire North Wales with Selected Examples of Printing By Various Processes

    London Grosvenor, Chater & Co. Ltd., 1958

    Unpaginated. 4to. Decorated end papers depicting North Wales, The Wirrel and Merseyside , Cloth binding. Cloth slightly faded. Spine and upper board has decorated title panel for Abbey Mills. Specimens of printing, cover and writing papers in various colors and tones, with many examples printed to great effect by different processes. The sample pages include works of Eric Fraser, Cecil Keeling, A Romney and Charles Mozley amongst others. Lovely item.

    Stock ID: 21537
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  • COLLINGWOOD W.G.
    Northumbrian Crosses of the Pre-Norman Age

    London Faber & Gwyer 1927

    First Edition. [viii], 196pp, 227 text illustrations. 4to. A very good copy in the original dark blue cloth with gilt title and decorative device on upper board. Cloth slightly rubbed at edges else good copy.

    Stock ID: 21536
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  • SALAMAN, Michael. C.,
    The Modern Colour Print of Original Design

    London Bromhead Cutts & Co Ltd Fine Art Publishers. 1920

    20pp. Cloth spine, boards. Paste down title label on upper board. Loosely inserted advert on a card for another book. Worn a edges else good. A short guide to turning an original design into a finished print in colour, focusing on woodblock but with some discussion of other techniques such as lithograph and intaglio. Printed by O. Anacker.

    Stock ID: 21530
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  • Rob Mallet Stevens: Architecture Mobilier, Decoration by [MALLET STEVENS] PINCHON, Jean-françois
    [MALLET STEVENS] PINCHON, Jean-françois
    Rob Mallet Stevens: Architecture Mobilier, Decoration

    Paris, Action Artistique de Paris, Phillipe Sers/Vilo Éditeur

    135pp incl. 140 b/w plates and 15 in colour. 4to. Orange cloth binding with rust debossed lettering Very good with slightly dusty white pictorial dust wrapper. Producted on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Mallet-Stevens. French text. The text covers Mallet Stevens's career, spanning architecture (shops and factories, private homes and apartment buildings, public buildings and offices), film sets, theory, urban design, furniture, and interior design.

    Stock ID: 21528
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  • TSCHUMI, Bernard
    Questions of Space

    London The Architectural Association 1990

    108pp illustrated with b/w plates. Essays written during a period of anxiety whilst the certainties of the modern movement were challenged and architects split into two camps - pro modernism and pro restoration. This book reproduces the most important of his written work over the past 15 years, focused around the concept of space as the common denominator. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 21510
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  • The Oldham Road by MEECHAM Charlie (photographs by) JEFFREY Ian (Introductory essay)
    MEECHAM Charlie (photographs by) JEFFREY Ian (Introductory essay)
    The Oldham Road

    London The Architectural Association 1987

    64pp illustrated with colour and black and white plates, many full page. Paper-covered Boards. Long 4to. Boards a little dusty else a very good indeed. Photographs form part of a project to document the scene between Manchester and Oldham undertaken 1984-1986. Lovely immediate colour photographs + many black and white ones of mills, terraces and buildings revealing a crumbling but evocative urban fabric and the spaces between.

    Stock ID: 21509
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  • (ROBERTSON Howard and YERBURY F.R) HIGGOT Andrew (introduction)
    Travels in Modern Architecture 1925-1930

    London The Architectural Association 1989

    128pp with b/w photographs. Rexine soft wrapper designed to look like a notebook.. Published to make available the writings and photographs of these two hugely important figures in the culture of architecture at the time which indicates their interest in the international scene and their reaction to what was being produced in much more traditional forms in the UK at the time. With contextual introduction by Higgot.

    Stock ID: 21508
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  • SMITHSON Alison and Peter
    Changing the Art of Inhabitation

    London Artemis Limited 1994

    156pp, illus with b/w plates. Small 4to. Stiff card wrappers. Very good. Edited essays and notes published under three titles Mies'pieces, Eames'dreams, The Smithsons . It comprises edited essays, notes and letters spanning thirty years -- many previously unpublished -- richly illustrated with documentary drawings and photographs. The theme of the collection, developed through the Smithsons' reactions to the work of Mies van der Rohe and Charles and Ray Eames, is the influence across generations of architects, Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 21507
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  • GOODHART-RENDEL H.S 1887-1959 by [GOODHART-RENDEL H.S] SUMMERSON John (introduction)
    [GOODHART-RENDEL H.S] SUMMERSON John (introduction)
    GOODHART-RENDEL H.S 1887-1959

    London Architectural Association 1987

    64pp, b/w illustrations. Square small 4to. Decorated wrappers. Contribution and edited by Alan Powers. To accompany an exhibition mounted by the Architectural Association.

    Stock ID: 21506
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  • (WILLIAMS) COTTAM David with contributions by ROSENBERG Stephen, NEWBY Frank and CRABB George
    Sir Owen Williams 1890-1969

    London Architectural Association Works III, London 1986

    176pp illus with b/w plates. Square 4to. Laminated wrappers. Very good copy. Hard to find assessment and review of Owen William's work.

    Stock ID: 21505
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