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  • Association copy J Henry Sellers LETHABY, W. R
    Leadwork Old and Ornamental and for the most part English

    London, Macmillan and Co 1893

    viii + 148pp and including 76 figures. Gilt lettered faded blue cloth sl. rubbed (as almost always). Hard to find review of leadwork which predates Lawrence Weaver' s much larger survey published for Country Life somewhat later. Inscription on free end paper, "Xmas 1894 from T L Cooper, J Henry Sellers, Carlisle". Loosely inserted magazine clipping from the Builder in which there related article by W.R. Lethaby on Leadwork, 1900. Sellers had moved to Carlisle (circa 1893) to become became the assistant county architect for Cumberland.

    Stock ID: 20775
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  • [BRYCE] FIDDLES Valerie and ROWAN Alistair
    Mr David Bryce 1803-1876: An Exhibition to Mark the Centenary of Scotland's Great Victorian Architect]

    Edinburgh, University 1976

    131pp plus 40pp b/w illustrations. Wrappers, faded at edges and spine a little creased else vg. Catalogue for an exhibition of drawings, documents and photographs associated with this key architect of the Scottish Baronial Style, held at various locations in Scotland and London between November 1976 and August 1977. With introduction and a collection of essays by Rowan, David Walker, John Gifford, Christopher Christie and Peter Blythe. Also includes a useful descriptive list of his works. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 20773
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  • (WREN) TAYLOR, Andrew T.
    The Towers and Steeples Designed by Christopher Wren: A Descriptive, Historical and Critical Essay

    B T Batsford 1881

    viii, 47 pages, 13 plates. 8vo. Gilt lettered cloth-backed decorated boards with design echoed on the title page. Edges rubbed else good copy. Taylor was awarded the Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects for the essay which was then published in this form as a book. Very slightly rubbed at edges. Lovely Batsford design.

    Stock ID: 20770
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  • STAMP, Gavin and McKINSTRY, Sam.
    Greek Thomson

    Edinburgh The University Press 1994

    First edition. 249pp illustrated with b/w plates. Small 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 20768
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  • SEMBACH Klaus-Jurgen,
    Henry van de Velde

    Thames and Hudson 1989

    228 pages with 320 illustrations, 10 in colour Fine in dust wrapper Large 4to. Fine. Hugely coprehensive study of Van de Velde's design work. Tranlated from the German edition Henry van de Velde Ein Europaischer Kunstler in Seiner Zeit.

    Stock ID: 20763
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  • BANNING John
    Down and Out in the South + Giveaway edition

    Ipso Facto (Utrecht, NL), 2013

    96 pages, Hardcover, 235 mm x 320 mm (9.25 x 12.6 inches) + 'Giveaway Edition', 8 pages, 320 mm x 470 mm (12.6 x 18.5 inches)42 photographs. Laminated boards. Fine. Banning has photographed 42 homeless men and women in Atlanta, Ga.;Columbia, S.C.; and in the Mississippi Delta. Banning places his subjects in a studio settingwithout their stereotypical belongings Introduction by Jonathan Swift. + Artist's statement.

    Stock ID: 20753
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  • Parker Knoll Book of Comfort 1966 by [PARKER KNOLL]
    [PARKER KNOLL]
    Parker Knoll Book of Comfort 1966

    High Wycombe Published by the firm and produced by C Vernon and Sons Ltd 1966

    28pp with colour and b/w photographic illustrations throughout. Wrapper with fold out at front wrapper. Long 8vo. Good copy. 1960s design catalogue with added information on the history of the firm, suppliers etc. Period item.

    Stock ID: 20725
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  • COUNTRY HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHS
    Unidentified Album

    nd c1930

    10 black and white photographs of a large country house with surrounding gardens. 290x235mm. Contrasting quarter calf binding. No identifying clues except by the gate post where the numbers 52 and 54 have been hand written on the wall. External views only. Starting at the lodge by the road, the album documents the approach, main elevation and garden elevation as well as the gardens including a small Dell with a Japanese feel to it. Lovely item Very good condition. Unfortunately, the house has not been identified. The design suggests an arts and crafts influence. It is largely red brick but with castellated stone elements ivy clad. Very good condition.

    Stock ID: 20421
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  • The English Terraced House by MUTHESIUS Stefan
    MUTHESIUS Stefan
    The English Terraced House

    Yale University Press 1982

    x + 278pp illustrated with 13 colour and over 200 b/w photo ills. 4to. Vg with very good dust wrapper. Expertly constructed study of the most common form of the English House (includes Wales). A key text on all kinds of terraced housing. Loosely inserted journal clippings.

    Stock ID: 20727
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  • Poems by the Way by MORRIS William
    MORRIS William
    Poems by the Way

    London, Reeves and Turner 1891

    196pp. Ivory cloth dusty with gilt titles, shelf worn and discoloured on spine, but good. First trade edition of this retrospective collection of Morris's poetry. Printed at the Chiswick Press (and preceded by the Kelmscott Press edition of the same year). No 29 of 100.

    Stock ID: 20723
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  • The Art of Beauty by HAWEIS Mrs
    HAWEIS Mrs
    The Art of Beauty

    London Chatto and Windus Piccadilly 1878

    xiv + 298pp, colour frontis + 91 plates and 36pp period ads for other books by Chatto and Windus. Decorated cloth with gilt aesthetic movement motifs and decorated end papers. Tissue guard of colour frontis a bit foxed and edges worn. Rebacked to make a good copy preserving original end papers. The author's irst book on domestic decor based on shorter articles she had written some years earlier for the Saint Paul's Magazine,. In this Mary Eliza Haweis sets out her ideas beauty in fashion and design. From the library of Gavin Stamp but no book plate.

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  • The Art of Decoration by HAWEIS Mrs
    HAWEIS Mrs
    The Art of Decoration

    London Chatto and Windus Piccadilly 1889

    xxiv + 407pp, frontis + 74 plates. Decorated cloth with silver aesthetic movement motifs. Cracked at front hinge and a little rubbed on all edges. Mary Eliza Haweis sets out her ideas about interior decoration, furniture and furnishings generally, ahead of their time for the emphasis she puts on the need for art and beauty in the ordinary middle-class home. From the library of Gavin Stamp with his book plate.

    Stock ID: 20720
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  • SCOTTISH AND HOME INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION [ROSS, Alexander]
    Scottish Home Industries/Ealadhna Dvthchasach Na H-Alba

    Dingwall Lewis Monro 1895

    xvi, 184 pp, published without a title page - later attributed to Provost Alexander Ross. 4to. Ivory cloth covered boards with spring of heather and title lettering on upper board in Gaelic and English. Boards a little soiled else very good. A detailed account of local Scottish industries - weaving, linen etc., as co-ordinated by the Scottish Home Industries Association. Illustrated with drawings (by Mrs Munro Ferguson) and some photographs. The Scottish Home Industries Association was founded by the Countess of Rosebery, reputedly at the time one of the richest women in the UK, and aimed to promote the sale of and ensure a fair payment to workers making household crafts, and in particular in…

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    Dingwall Lewis Monro 1895

    xvi, 184 pp, published without a title page - later attributed to Provost Alexander Ross. 4to. Ivory cloth covered boards with spring of heather and title lettering on upper board in Gaelic and English. Boards a little soiled else very good. A detailed account of local Scottish industries - weaving, linen etc., as co-ordinated by the Scottish Home Industries Association. Illustrated with drawings (by Mrs Munro Ferguson) and some photographs. The Scottish Home Industries Association was founded by the Countess of Rosebery, reputedly at the time one of the richest women in the UK, and aimed to promote the sale of and ensure a fair payment to workers making household crafts, and in particular in the Western Isles, tweed. This arose out of the then contemporary Victorian backlash to mass industry. Lists makers featured in the book many of whom were women.

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    Stock ID: 20718
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  • The Red Books of Humphry Repton by [REPTON] MALLINS, Edward. [ Explanatory volume ]
    [REPTON] MALLINS, Edward. [ Explanatory volume ]
    The Red Books of Humphry Repton

    London Basilisk Press 1976

    no 305 0f 515. Folio and oblong 8vo. 4 vols. Limited numbered edition of 515 sets, quarter red morocco gilt over marbled boards, in cloth box, a very good set. A sumptuous facsimile edition, the first published edition thus, of the surviving Red Books; Anthony House, Cornwall; Attingham Park, Shropshire and Sheringham Hall, Norfolk, with an explanatory volume by Edward Mallins containing recent photographs by Eric de Mare. Repton's drawings are meticulously reproduced in collotype and printed on wove paper as close as possible to the original Whatman stock.

    Stock ID: 20710
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  • Graphis no 56 by [PICASSO Pablo and ECKERSLEY Tom] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    [PICASSO Pablo and ECKERSLEY Tom] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    Graphis no 56 International Bi-Monthly for Graphic and Aplied Art

    Zurich Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press 1954

    Text in English, German and French. Pagination runs pp 443- 532 + index to volume 10 at the end. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates including period adverts. Lead article is on Picasso, the Lithographer by Manuel Gasser. Also long article on Tom Eckersley by René Elvin and another on Hans Falk by Willy Rotzler. Cover design an image by Pablo Picasso. Very good copy.

    Stock ID: 20708
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  • Graphis no 47: by [GAMES Abram] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    [GAMES Abram] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    Graphis no 47: International Bi-Monthly for Graphic and Aplied Art

    Zurich Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press 1953

    Text in English, German and French. Pagination runs pp 172-254 + advertising leaves. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates including period adverts. In this issue the lead article is by Ronald Tritton on Abram Games. Additional articles7 on Pharmaceutical Advertising Design, Czech Advertising Art and After the War and on Jiri Brdeka. Cover design by Abram Games. Slightly worn at head and base of the spine else very good indeed.

    Stock ID: 20707
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  • Original Architectural Perspective. Unititled by ADAMS, Maurice. [1849-1930]
    ADAMS, Maurice. [1849-1930]
    Original Architectural Perspective. Unititled

    1875

    Image size 570 x 370mm landscape, frame 802x590mm. Unidentified sepia, pen and ink drawing of a large house with conservatory to one side, as seen from the road, and with characters in the foreground. Signed and dated Maurice B Adams 1875 – frame with old backing from Imperial War Museum reveals details of an old Edward Ardizzone image. Maurice Adams was editor of Building News. He played a role in the creation of Bedford Park and became the resident architect designing many house as well as the Chapel of All Souls and School of Art amongst other buildings. Adams developed a style derived from that of Norman Shaw and became a highly acclaimed architectural draughtsman. The style of…

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    1875

    Image size 570 x 370mm landscape, frame 802x590mm. Unidentified sepia, pen and ink drawing of a large house with conservatory to one side, as seen from the road, and with characters in the foreground. Signed and dated Maurice B Adams 1875 – frame with old backing from Imperial War Museum reveals details of an old Edward Ardizzone image. Maurice Adams was editor of Building News. He played a role in the creation of Bedford Park and became the resident architect designing many house as well as the Chapel of All Souls and School of Art amongst other buildings. Adams developed a style derived from that of Norman Shaw and became a highly acclaimed architectural draughtsman. The style of this image reflects Norman Shaw's designs.

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    Stock ID: 19164
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  • Special Features on China's Design, Architecture and Planning by [CHINA] ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN - Two issues
    [CHINA] ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN - Two issues
    Special Features on China's Design, Architecture and Planning

    London The Standard Catalogue Company Ltd. 1974

    AD 3/1974 and 4/1974. Key articles on China. No 3 pagination 133-198 illustrated in b/w and colour. Cover design of Chairman Mao drawn by Adrian George. the contributors, who were all members of the tour, are Richard Kirby, Nick Jeffrey, and Robin Thompson. No 4 pagination 199-264. Cover design illustrating Lawrence Halprin's "Taking Part" workshop. Issue no 3 created following a four week visit to China in October 1973. Articles on China's Strategy for Development, Political Structure, Cities, Transportation and Pollution. [ Another key issue in this month's issue was Brian Richard's on Rapid Transit]. Very good copy. China Part II which formed part of issue 4 was written by Sam Web…

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    London The Standard Catalogue Company Ltd. 1974

    AD 3/1974 and 4/1974. Key articles on China. No 3 pagination 133-198 illustrated in b/w and colour. Cover design of Chairman Mao drawn by Adrian George. the contributors, who were all members of the tour, are Richard Kirby, Nick Jeffrey, and Robin Thompson. No 4 pagination 199-264. Cover design illustrating Lawrence Halprin's "Taking Part" workshop. Issue no 3 created following a four week visit to China in October 1973. Articles on China's Strategy for Development, Political Structure, Cities, Transportation and Pollution. [ Another key issue in this month's issue was Brian Richard's on Rapid Transit]. Very good copy. China Part II which formed part of issue 4 was written by Sam Web and Rosemary Macqueen and also included are of notes on Lawrence Halprin's Workshop and an article by Peter Smithson on the beginnings of the Heroic Period of Architecture.

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    Stock ID: 20701
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  • The Architectural Review in Australia (Special Issue) by (ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW) WRIGHT Lance and BROWNE Kenneth {editors}
    (ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW) WRIGHT Lance and BROWNE Kenneth {editors}
    The Architectural Review in Australia (Special Issue) September 1979 Vlume CLXIV no 979

    London The Architectural Review 1978

    127-198pp+37 pp period advertisements, b/w line illustrations and photographs. 4to. Decorated wrappers. Considers the recently finished buildings and present them in their setting. Covers Sydney, including the Law Courts, TAA Terminal Akuna Bay Marian et al. , Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. Cover design Aerial view of The Olga's Central Australia. Very good copy

    Stock ID: 20700
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  • Tynecastle: Canvas, Vellum, Textures, Compo, Wood Mouldings, Adaptable & Fibrous Plaster by (THE TYNECASTLE COMPANY)
    (THE TYNECASTLE COMPANY)
    Tynecastle: Canvas, Vellum, Textures, Compo, Wood Mouldings, Adaptable & Fibrous Plaster Manufactured by The Tynecastle Company, Incorporated in Scott Morton & Tynecastle Company Ltd., Edinburgh & London. With: Second Supplement of Fibrous Plaster, Skived Canvas and Skived Vellum Ornaments.

    Edinburgh London The Tynecastle Company n.d. [1923]

    152 + [48]pp, b/w photographs throughout. Folio. Original red cloth with black lettering. Slightly frayed at the head and foot of spine. Binding a little shaky. Trade catalogue from the 1920s for the Tynecastle Company, who specialised in wall coverings, mouldings, friezes and ornaments. Illustrated throughout with samples of individual products and examples of them in situ. The company was set up in 1885 by John and James Templeton to meet the demand for their leather-like canvas product, and ran in tandem with the original Scott Morton & Co. until they were incorporated in 1920.

    Stock ID: 20450
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