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  •  Some Examples of Irish Country Houses of the Georgian Period by  IDE John Jay.
    IDE John Jay.
    Some Examples of Irish Country Houses of the Georgian Period

    New York 1959

    66pp, photographic illustrations with captions. 8vo boards with cloth spine. Very good dust wrapper preserved in glassine sleeve. Attractive book published following the author's tour of Irish Georgian country houses in the previous year (1958) . Split into geographical sections, Near Dublin, North of Dublin, South of Dublin etc, includes Northern Ireland. Edition limited to 600 copies. Discusses the Georgian Society of Ireland volumes and omissions which this little book sought to address. Some images from the library of Country Life. Signed on the front end paper by Ann Roser, graphic designer.

    Stock ID: 18970
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  • Charles Sheeler American Interiors by  [SHEELER Charles] FILLEN-YEH Susan (essay by)
    [SHEELER Charles] FILLEN-YEH Susan (essay by)
    Charles Sheeler American Interiors

    New Haven Yale University Art Gallery 1987

    An exhibition organised by Susan Fillen Yeh. 75pp illustrated with colour and b/w photographs. 4to. White card wrappers with wrap around printed and illustrated dust wrapper. Very good indeed. An catalogue to accompany an exhibition built around the painting entitled American interiors in the collection of Yale. Illustrates Sheeler's paintings and photographs as well as furniture and the fabrics, glass design etc which Sheeler set his hand to. Superb catalogue which stresses the relationships between the disciplines with which Sheeler became involved as well as providing a super document on American interior design which draws in the work of contemporary furniture makers etc.

    Stock ID: 18974
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  • A Manual of Historic Ornament by  GLAZIER Richard
    GLAZIER Richard
    A Manual of Historic Ornament

    B.T. Batsford (1899) 6th edition 1948

    Present edition revised and enlarged with 184pp + 670 illustrations by the author, + 72 photo plates in b/w. Green cloth. Very good in very good dust wrapper. Prize bookplate of the previous owner who was a prize winning apprentice in painting and decorating etc.

    Stock ID: 18984
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  • Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, The Ohio State University by  [EISENMAN ARCHITECTS and RICHARD TROTT & PARTNERS]
    [EISENMAN ARCHITECTS and RICHARD TROTT & PARTNERS]
    Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, The Ohio State University with critical essay by Rafeol Moneo and Anthony Vidler

    New York Rizzoli 1989

    Signed in silver and gold pen, dedicated copy from Peter Eisenman to Christopher Glaister, inscribed on front end paper "Christmas 1989 for Chris from Peter for all this book symbolizes". 208pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Following an architectural competition, Eisenman and Co won the competition for this visual arts centre and this book records the project whilst under construction and this is supported with essays on the approaches taken to the work.

    Stock ID: 18994
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  • Green Book by  LEEDS AND YORKSHIRE ARCHITECTURAL SOCIETY
    LEEDS AND YORKSHIRE ARCHITECTURAL SOCIETY
    Green Book

    Leeds Published by the Society and allied with the Royal Institute of British Architects 1902-3

    104pp + period ads c10pp. Dusty lettered wrappers, worn on spine else good for an ephemeral publication.

    Stock ID: 18995
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  • [LINO AND OIL CLOTH] COLUMBUS
    Trade Catalogue: Blenback Oil Cloth 1900-1950

    Ohio Columbus Coated Fabrics Corporation 1950

    Unpaginated trade catalogue for Oil cloth and allied products including table cloths, lino for floors, oil cloth for shelf lining etc. c 200 designs. Superbly colourful with all kinds of samples for the home from mid century modern to modernist including some designs by Norman Bel Geddes. Solid blue cloth covered boards with Columbus lettered onto spine and titles on upper board. Boards a little worn . One small 2 inch square sample missing else very good indeed. The Columbus Oil Cloth Company opened in 1909 and in 1915 became Columbus Union Oil Cloth Company. By 1930 it was known as Columbus Coated Fabrics Corporation and was the major producer reaching National and international Markets till just after this publication was produced. The firm was subsequently absorbed by a coated fabric firm Bordens.

    Stock ID: 18996
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  • Walking Passed Standing Stones Cairns Milestones Rocks and Boulders by  FULTON Hamish
    FULTON Hamish
    Walking Passed Standing Stones Cairns Milestones Rocks and Boulders

    Madrid Electa, Espanã 1992

    English text, produced for a British Council project in association with IVAM. 103pp, b/w + colour photographic plates. long folio cloth boards, minor sun fading to the upper board else very good. Superb photographs documenting stone constructions/signs happened upon by Fulton during specific walks. Each Photograph is captioned, stating the year, location, distance and time frame of each walk. It is explicitly stated that none of the stone constructions were built by the artist, which exemplifies Fultons belief that the act of walking is an art form in its own right.

    Stock ID: 18998
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  • Alfred Frey Houses 1 + 2 by DELUXE EDITION WITH A FACSIMILE BLUEPRINT SIGNED BY THE ARCHITECT  [FREY] GOLUB Jennifer (editor)
    DELUXE EDITION WITH A FACSIMILE BLUEPRINT SIGNED BY THE ARCHITECT [FREY] GOLUB Jennifer (editor)
    Alfred Frey Houses 1 + 2

    New York, Princeton Architectural Press 1998

    84pp, illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Long 8vo. Designed by Simon Johnston. This monograph is devoted exclusively to the two houses that Corbu, associate Albert Frey, built for himself in the desert area of Palm Springs, California. This first edition sold out prior to its publication. Fine example of the deluxe edition of this design-award winning tribute limited to three hundred copies containing a loose facsimile blueprint of a suspended dining table designed by the architect for House Number 2 Initialled by Albert Frey in blue ink laid in at the rear, as issued. Opaque plastic slipcase in which the book was originally issued is present with this edition.

    Stock ID: 19004
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  • GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART
    Prospectus's for the Glasgow School of Art

    Glasgow

    1948-49 24pp, 1949-50 24pp, 1953-54 28pp, 1956-57 32pp. All very good. Useful resource for the curriculum and the staff who were working at the School during this immediate post war period. Uniform design with variant images on upper wrappers. Douglas Percy Bliss was Head of School at this time. Each

    Stock ID: 19014
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  • Portfolio containing twenty-four plates to accompany volume on house decoration by  HASLUCK Paul N.
    HASLUCK Paul N.
    Portfolio containing twenty-four plates to accompany volume on house decoration

    nd c1898

    Plates numbered a-x complete. Description of plates on paste down. Folio, paste down label on upper board, loose leaf portfolio with ribbon ties, cloth spine, boards, Worn at edges and base of spine and slightly bumped on the corners. Each image is in colour c201x300mm mounted on sugar paper with printed titles beneath. Images all drawn by Le Maitre and Bowers. Paul Hasluck's little volume on house decoration was first published in 1897.

    Stock ID: 19029
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  • BERLEPSCH-VALENDAS, B.D.A.
    Bauernhaus und Arbeiterwohnun in England: Eine Reisestudie

    Stuttgart Verlag J Engelhorn nd c 1912

    20pp text with 37 photographic illustrations + 20pp beautiful single sided b/w line illustration plates of schemes in the UK focusing on Bournville, Port Sunlight, in the main with architects and locations noted. Text in German. Loose leaf folio. Board with decorated lettering and image of Port Sunlight on front board. Ribbon ties. Very good indeed. Hans Eduard Berlepsch-Valendàs (1849 -1921) was an architect, designer and painter of Swiss origin who developed knowledge of the Garden City Movement in England through visiting himself. He apparently knew Walter Crane and Lord Lever, creator of Port Sunlight and cites Raymond Unwin amongst people he knew. Unwin acknowledges his contribution to Town Planning in Practice. A beautiful item.

    Stock ID: 19047
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  • [EALING TENANTS]
    The Pioneer Co-Partnership Suburb A record of Progress issued as a souvenir of the visit T R H The Duke and Duchess of Connaught to declare open the Brentham Club and Institute of the Ealing Tenants Limited and published by Co-Partnership Publishers Limited 1912

    Letchworth Garden City Press 1912

    Original publication, 33pp + illustrated section comprising b/w plates + [c8]pp period ads. Decorated wrappers. Verso has location plan on it. Includes colour and folded map of Brentham Garden Suburb. This garden suburb, near Pitshanger in Ealing, was the first garden suburb in London to be built in co-operative principles, predating the larger and better-known Hampstead Garden Suburb by some years. It was mostly built between 1901 and 1915. #

    Stock ID: 19052
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  • Official Illustrated Catalogue of the Yorkshire and North Midlands Model Cottage Exhibition by  [SHEFFIELD] ALDRIDGE Henry R. (Organising Secretary)
    [SHEFFIELD] ALDRIDGE Henry R. (Organising Secretary)
    Official Illustrated Catalogue of the Yorkshire and North Midlands Model Cottage Exhibition Sheffield Corporation Housing Estate High Wincobank, newr Firth Park, Sheffield under the auspices of the National Housing Reform Council

    London The Municipal Journal 1907

    80pp illustrated with photographs of those involved in the scheme, line illustrations of houses in the competition, layout plan of the prize winner for estate layout [ who was W Alex Harvey of Bournville] + period ads. Long 8vo. Green lettered wrappers, repaired on spine to make a very good copy. Titles on upper wrapper. Paste down colour image and advert for Cockayne Ltd inviting readers to visit their model furnished homes. Wrappers a little worn. The exhibition was held August to October 1907. Texts on Rowntree, Cadbury and Lever Brothers schemes and assessment of what Local Authorities can do. Previous owner's signature on upper wrapper has been crossed out in ink. In 1900 the Health Committee paid £9100 for an area of greenfield upland at High Wincobank – to the north-east of the then city but close to Firth Park's tramways and Sheffield's east end steelworks. and this became the site of the exhibition. The winner was Percy Houfton, a Chesterfield architect, who produced two designs. Both avoided rear projections – seen as restricting fresh air and light – and included upstairs bathrooms and downstairs inside toilets. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 19053
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  • Paris Exposition 1900 [PORT SUNLIGHT] LTD.,
    Souvenir de l'Exposition Universelle de Paris Containing the Story of a Remarkable Industrial Enterprise

    Port Sunlight Lever Brothers 1900

    Unpaginated, c80pp, b/w illustrations with captions, Small long 8vo. Coloured decorated wrappers which includes adverts for Sunlight Soap. Worn along spine and therefore wrappers a little shaky. Red and black titles throughout, photolitho illustrations throughout. Text in French. Souvenir from the exposition.

    Stock ID: 19055
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  • The Garden City Pantomine by  LEE, Charles. PURDOM, C. B.
    LEE, Charles. PURDOM, C. B.
    The Garden City Pantomine Book of the Words

    London J.M Dent and Sons 1911

    46pp, Small 4to, paper wrappers. Spine rubbed else a very good copy. Book of words for the 1911 Garden City Pantomime, contains the complete pantomime text and gives the date of performance as Saturday March 19 1911.

    Stock ID: 19056
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  • The Book of the Cheap Cottages Exhibition : containing a complete catalogue with plans, and articles on the origin of the exhibition and Garden City, and cottage building problems. by  (GARDEN CITIES)
    (GARDEN CITIES)
    The Book of the Cheap Cottages Exhibition : containing a complete catalogue with plans, and articles on the origin of the exhibition and Garden City, and cottage building problems.

    London published for the Committee by "The County gentleman and land and water", 1905

    176 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill., plans (1 fold.) Quarto. Green gilt lettered cloth. Cloth a little rubbed but still a very good copy of this scarce exhibition catalogue. The 1905 Cheap Cottages Exhibition helped to shape and establish Letchworth Garden City soon after its launch. The event responded to the shortage of cottages in rural areas, caused by restrictive by-laws that allowed only expensive materials. Mr J. St Loe Strachey started a campaign to solve this after his article, 'In Search of a £150 Cottage', and the Garden City Company approved the idea of an exhibition and provided it with sites in the centre of Letchworth. Architects were able to produce innovative designs, without the restrictions of by-laws, using new materials to build affordable cottages for rural labourers.

    Stock ID: 19061
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  • [LETCHWORTH]
    Original Photographs of Letchworth Garden City: a collection 22 items

    1970s.

    Mostly original press photographs form the Letchworth Echo. Each photograph includes note of image subject on verso. All 7x9 inches, black and white. They are:1. Letchworth Craft Centre Workspace, 2. Pllinston Hall, 3. Corporation Offices, Mr Grevestock and Mr Trussocott outside the Cloisters, 4. The Garden City Museum exterior, 5. Shopping Street with Cars [1975], 6. Modern 70s shopping facades, 7. Letchworth shopping with Midland Bank on Corner, 8. Post Office, 9. Howard Garden, 10. Letchworth Industrial Estate,11. Leisure Centre,12. Fire Station Facade, 13. Pixmore House, 14. Barry Parker House by Peter Hoare, [photographer], 15. Commerce Way opened by the Duke of Gloucester 1975, 16. 1970s housing in Letchworth, 17. Whitehicks, 18. 1969 Architects Perspective of New Centre for Letchworth, 19. Photograph of Architectural drawing by Damond Lock, Grabowski and Partners for Central Redevelopment at Letchworth May 1972, 19. Gas Stores Complex,20. UMO Plant Ltd by David Satchel, 21 The Cinema [ with note on back saying now closed]22. Fountain switch on in Kennedy Park.

    Stock ID: 19064
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  • Limited edition, signed BLYTH, Ronald.
    Aldeburgh Anthology

    Aldeburgh Snape Maltings Foundation in association with Faber Music 1972

    No 68 of 100. Very good in very good price clipped dust wrapper. Decorated end papers. Signed by Ronald Blythe, Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and Imogen Holst on printed limitation page. Book plate of previous owner on verso of this page. Loosely inserted paper cutting about Benjamin Britton.

    Stock ID: 19068
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  • [WELWYN GARDEN CITY] HUGHES, W. R.
    New Town: a proposal in agricultural, industrial, educational civic, and social reconstruction edited for the New Town Council

    London, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd 1919

    141pp + 4pp on the Pioneer Trust Ltd. Publisher's at the end of the book. 180x120mm, limp linen wraps, with attractive designs by W Raffé on both upper and lower wrappers. Bright copy. The book outlines a proposal for a new Country Town in England in the spirit and purpose of freedom and fellowship and thus goes well beyond a commentary on housing schemes. The New Town Council was formed of some 50 members and their names are printed in the front of the book. Their aim was to find a site for the new town. However they went beyond this and by the time of publication they formed to form the Pioneer Trust Ltd., a corporate body tasked to find a site for the ideal town and raise the capital needed to go forward. The principles the book contains were effectively established at Welwyn. Unable to find a site suitable for the foundation of its ideal settlement, the directors of the Pioneer Trust joined forces in 1921 with Welwyn Garden City Ltd. The following year the name was changed to New Towns Trust Ltd. This is the first edition of New Town which is a well thought out study of all the component parts of a New Town. Hard to find in this condition.

    Stock ID: 19069
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  • HARE William L and W. McG Eagar, Editors.
    Garden Cities & Town Planning Incorporating the Housing Reformer Vol XII No.4

    April 1922

    A journal of housing town planning and civic improvement. 72 pp, b/w illustrations + period ads. 8vo orange wrappers. as Evidence of an ancient fold and stamp of an architect on wrapper [Salem Mass.] else a very good copy. Includes the Garden City and Town Planning Association's Annual Report, Address by Ebenezer Howard to the International Garden Cities and Town Planning Association Meeting, Notes on Housing in Moscow and an article on "An Electric Village at Billingham" which was being designed for ICI.

    Stock ID: 19085
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