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  • The Castles on the Ground by RICHARDS J.M.
    RICHARDS J.M.
    The Castles on the Ground

    London Architectural Press 1946 Ist edition

    86pp illustrated with a series of original lithographs by John Piper and in a dust wrapper designed by Piper. Good in sl. frayed but generally very good dw. A wonderful book about the suburbs with great Piper images.

    Stock ID: 22728
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  • Stained Glass Windows by (TRADE CATALOGUE) WILLIAM MORRIS & COMPANY
    (TRADE CATALOGUE) WILLIAM MORRIS & COMPANY
    Stained Glass Windows

    London Willliam Morris & Co. 1953

    36 pp. Colour frontis of windows in the Church of the Ascension, Mitcham, Surrey, colour and b/w plates throughout and decorations in the text. 4to. Cloth boards with d/w. Embossed with title and trade mark of the firm on the upper board. D/w sunned and chipped around most edges. Front and rear end papers slightly foxed. Internally though very good. Includes a brief account of the origins, history, uses and types of stained glass with details of the firm's projects. Designed to promote the work of the firm. Nice item with a typed letter to George G. Pace from William Morris & Company slipped in. From the library of George Pace

    Stock ID: 22714
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  • GEBHARD David
    Purcell & Elmslie Prairie Progressive Architects

    Layton, Utah Gibbs Smith 2006

    192pp. Copiously illustrated in colour. Octavo in very good dust wrapper. Bronze cloth covered boards with white titling. A comprehensive study of the eminent American architect firm of William Gray Purcell and George Grant Elmslie. Fine

    Stock ID: 22711
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  • [SCOTT] COLE, David.
    The Work of Sir Gilbert Scott

    London, The Architectural Press 1980

    xi + (1) + 244pp illustrated with 138 b/w plates. Previous owner's bookplates on front paste down. Very good with very good dust wrapper. Hard to find monograph on Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878), the Gothic Revival specialist who was the dominant figure in English architecture in the middle years of the nineteenth century. An appendix lists 879 of his architectural commissions. From the library of David Gerald Francis Hinge whose bookplate is on the front paste down.

    Stock ID: 22709
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  • MENIN, Sarah and KITE, Stephen
    An Architecture of Invitation: Colin St John Wilson

    London Lund Humphries 2005

    xviii + 341pp. Numerous b/w ills throughout the text. D/w over red cloth boards. D/w a little bumped at the corners. A very good copy of this distinctive study of the life and architectural career of Colin St John Wilson, architect, teacher, theorist.

    Stock ID: 22707
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  • Third Generation. The Changing Meaning of Architecture by DREW Philip
    DREW Philip
    Third Generation. The Changing Meaning of Architecture

    London Pall Mall Press 1972

    176pp. b/w ills throughout. Red cloth boards with white titles. Missing dust wrapper, a section of which is slipped into the book. Ex Library copy from the Department of the Environment Library. Covers a little grubby else good.

    Stock ID: 22704
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  • Mario Botta by COPPA. Alessandra,
    COPPA. Alessandra,
    Mario Botta Public Buildings 1990-1998

    Motta 2009

    119pp. Colour and b/w photographs, diagrams and line ills. Small square 4to. Graphic decorated boards. Fine. Superbly illustrated Monograph on Botta's work, featuring photography of his projects but also of an installation which used architectural models to articulate the austerity of neoclassical space. With a chapter outlining Botta's philosophy.

    Stock ID: 22703
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  • (BURGES William) CROOK J Mordaunt
    William Burges and the High Victorian Dream

    London John Murray, 1981

    454 pages illustrated with b/w plates. Slightly shop soiled but very Good in Fine dust wrapper. First edition of this comprehensive reference book on William Burges.

    Stock ID: 22702
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  • A Friendly Alien: Ein Kunsthaus für Graz. Peter Cook and Colin Fournier by (COOK) BOGNER Dieter (Ed.)
    (COOK) BOGNER Dieter (Ed.)
    A Friendly Alien: Ein Kunsthaus für Graz. Peter Cook and Colin Fournier

    Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag 2004

    249pp with colour illustrations throughout. Square 4to in stiff card wrappers, fine. New copy. Radical architectural project in the Austrian city of Graz to produce a gallery space for contemporary art. Traces the building from conception to completion. Text in English and German.

    Stock ID: 22701
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  • Stephen Dykes Bower by SYMONDSON, Anthony
    SYMONDSON, Anthony
    Stephen Dykes Bower

    London RIBA Publishing 2011

    Twentieth Century Architects Series. Foreword by Alan Powers. Colour and black and white images throughout. Soft cover. Paper wraps. Very good. Ink mark from printer/end of paper roll on upper and verso of inside cover, else looks unread.

    Stock ID: 22700
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  • Christopher Alexander by [ALEXANDER] GRABOW, Stephen.
    [ALEXANDER] GRABOW, Stephen.
    Christopher Alexander The Search for a New Paradigm in Architecture

    Stocksfield Oriel Press Ltd. 1983

    xviii + 306pp. B/w photographic illustrations. Bibliography. Good. Spine slightly sunned. D/w stuck onto book with sticky-back-plastic

    Stock ID: 22699
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  • RAY JONES, Tony [1941-1972]
    A Day Off

    [London Thames and Hudson 1974] Boston, New York Graphic Society 1974

    First American edition. 14pp + 120pp b/w photographs. 4to. Wrappers. Slightly yellowed else very good copy. Documentation of the quirky nature of English Society . The images show the influence of Cartier Bresson and Benjamin Stone amongst others. The book documents people living ordinary lives but on high days and holidays. The USA edition was published in parallel with the British first edition.

    Stock ID: 22694
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  • Shadow of Light by BRANDT, Bill
    BRANDT, Bill
    Shadow of Light A collection of photographs from 1931 to the present with an introduction by Cyril Connolly and notes by Marjorie Becket

    New York A Studio Book. The Viking Press 1966

    First American edition published in parallel with the British first edition published by Thames and Hudson. 12pp + 128pp photographs mostly in black and white. Captions to the photographs listed at the back of the book. 4to. Very good in dust wrapper which has a tiny repair on the fold into the rear flap of the dust wrapper and small chip at head of spine and upper corner. Fabulous anthology of Brandt images. Brandt started his career in photography as a pupil of Man Ray in 1929 and moved to London as a free lance photographer in 1931 to become a leading photographer of the British scene adopting a photo…

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    New York A Studio Book. The Viking Press 1966

    First American edition published in parallel with the British first edition published by Thames and Hudson. 12pp + 128pp photographs mostly in black and white. Captions to the photographs listed at the back of the book. 4to. Very good in dust wrapper which has a tiny repair on the fold into the rear flap of the dust wrapper and small chip at head of spine and upper corner. Fabulous anthology of Brandt images. Brandt started his career in photography as a pupil of Man Ray in 1929 and moved to London as a free lance photographer in 1931 to become a leading photographer of the British scene adopting a photo method employing deep contrasts between shadows and light to produce his distinctive images. A lovely copy of this book which contains a carefully curated selection of Brandt's photographs.

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    Stock ID: 22693
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  • The Deserted Village by Signed by Elbert Hubbard with photograph of Frank L Baum loosely inserted GOLDSMITH, Dr Oliver.
    Signed by Elbert Hubbard with photograph of Frank L Baum loosely inserted GOLDSMITH, Dr Oliver.
    The Deserted Village to which is prefaced some notes concerning a Little journey to "Sweet Auburn" as written by Elbert Hubbard.

    New York Aurora Village Roycroft Shop 1898

    no 18 of 470 copies. The Deserted Village was the first Roycroft book designed by W.W. Denslow. Denslow's 19 initials are outline letters, embellished with scrollwork, spiral flourishes, shamrocks, and other ornamental devices. The letters are printed in green and filled in by hand with gold paint. Dickinson's wove paper 11⅜ h × 9 w × ½ d in (290 × 230 mm). Green half cloth spine. Paper covered boards. Title in gilt on the green cloth on upper board. Some slight wear to corners, head and base of spine else a very good copy. Denslow, Hubbard and Baum are linked in this particular copy as Denslow, illustrated Baum's edition of the…

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    New York Aurora Village Roycroft Shop 1898

    no 18 of 470 copies. The Deserted Village was the first Roycroft book designed by W.W. Denslow. Denslow's 19 initials are outline letters, embellished with scrollwork, spiral flourishes, shamrocks, and other ornamental devices. The letters are printed in green and filled in by hand with gold paint. Dickinson's wove paper 11⅜ h × 9 w × ½ d in (290 × 230 mm). Green half cloth spine. Paper covered boards. Title in gilt on the green cloth on upper board. Some slight wear to corners, head and base of spine else a very good copy. Denslow, Hubbard and Baum are linked in this particular copy as Denslow, illustrated Baum's edition of the Wizard of Oz and other books by him and it is his photograph which is loosely inserted in the copy. Interesting connection. This copy one of the first 40 copies. Others of the first 40 were reputedly all extra illustrated editions although this copy does not have illustrations beyond the decorated letters by Denslow. Hubbard began his own prinnting conern, the Roycroft Press, inspired by William Morris's Kelmscott Press.

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    Stock ID: 22692
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  • Some Dorset Manor Houses by HEATH, Sidney and PRIDEAUX, W.de. C.
    HEATH, Sidney and PRIDEAUX, W.de. C.
    Some Dorset Manor Houses With their Literary and Historical Associations

    London Bemrose and Sons Ltd 1907

    Illustrated with Forty Drawings by Sidney Heath and Rubbings from Sepulchral Brasses by W. De. D. Prideaux. Red cloth covered boards with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Large 4to. Upper board faded on one corner. Spine also marginally faded. Corners a little bumped and some general, random foxing particularly through early pages of the book. A couple of the b/w plates are loose. Good. And a comprehensive overview of most of the houses in the county. Bookplate of Josceline Grove on front paste down.

    Stock ID: 22691
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  • MURRAY, Fairfax C
    Catalogue of the pictures belonging to His Grace The Duke of Portland, at Welbeck Abbey, and in London 1894

    London Printed at The Chiswick Press

    xvi + 223pp. Frontispiece of William Blentinck, 1st Early of Portland, plus numerous plates (some with original tissue guards) illustrating the works addressed. Number 86 of 250 copies produced. Top edge gilt. Quarter binding. Original publishers morocco on spine with more recent cloth covered boards. f.e.p. has laid in bookplate of Josceline Grove and neat note in pen "Cat: Bought February 1896. H.J.F." Front paste down has plate from Wigan Free Public Library pasted-down. Blind stamps from the library intermittently throughout. Marginal foxing, to end papers and to book block. Very good internally.

    Stock ID: 22690
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  • Forum Sale December 2023
    [RUFFORD ABBEY]
    Catalogue of Fine French & English Furniture Important Tapestry Objects of Virtu, Ship Models and Church Vestments REmoved from Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire....

    London Christie, Manson & Woods and Messrs. Knight, Frank & Rutley Thursday November 17, 1938

    35pp. Single sided black and white photographic plates illustrating the auction items. Paper overboards. Cover a little discoloured from use and spine a little sunned. Else good. Internally very crisp. Book plate of Josceline Grove and details of the book on f.e.p.

    Stock ID: 22689
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  • MAXWELL LYTE, Sir H.C.
    A History of Dunster And of the Families of Mohun & Luttrell

    London The St. Catherine Press Ltd. 1909

    2 Vols. Miss Francis Mohun's copy of Maxwell Lyte's work. Black cloth covered boards with gilt titles. Gilt top edge. Cloth a little worn and spines slightly sunned. Some very light foxing and the occasional annotation/correction in Francis Mohun's hand. Bookplate of Josceline Grove on f.e.p of both volumes. Loosely inserted notes, press cuttings etc. commenting on marriages and deaths in the Mohun and Luttrell families. Part 1: xxi + 328pp. b/w illustrative plates including frontispiece of Sir John Luttrell with tissue guard. Slight foxing in some of the early pages, else good. Part II: p329 - 596. With b/w diagrams, plates, images etc. and a number of appendices to the text.…

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    London The St. Catherine Press Ltd. 1909

    2 Vols. Miss Francis Mohun's copy of Maxwell Lyte's work. Black cloth covered boards with gilt titles. Gilt top edge. Cloth a little worn and spines slightly sunned. Some very light foxing and the occasional annotation/correction in Francis Mohun's hand. Bookplate of Josceline Grove on f.e.p of both volumes. Loosely inserted notes, press cuttings etc. commenting on marriages and deaths in the Mohun and Luttrell families. Part 1: xxi + 328pp. b/w illustrative plates including frontispiece of Sir John Luttrell with tissue guard. Slight foxing in some of the early pages, else good. Part II: p329 - 596. With b/w diagrams, plates, images etc. and a number of appendices to the text. Some foxing throughout but good.

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    Stock ID: 22687
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  • Squires' Homes and Other Buildings of Northamptonshire by GOTCH J Alfred
    GOTCH J Alfred
    Squires' Homes and Other Buildings of Northamptonshire Being a companion volume to "The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Northamptonshire"

    London B.T. Batsford, Ltd. 1939

    xvi + 52pp. Fully illustrated with b/w 133 plates from photographs and drawings. Maroon cloth covered boards with gilt lettering. Spine a little faded and bumped at top. Last two gatherings beginning to come loose and front hinge cracked slightly. Good otherwise. And a scarce item. Previous owners bookplate - Josceline Grove - and his description of the book pasted down on front paste down. "October 1939"also written in neat hand on bottom edge of front paste down.

    Stock ID: 22685
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  • WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Clough.
    The Adventure of Building Being something about Architecture and Planning for Intelligent Young Citizens and their Backward Elders

    London The Architectural Press 1946

    With drawings by Edward Robson. 90pp illustrated in duotone illustrations, some full page. Small 4to. Cloth. Edge worn dust wrapper which is chipped at head and base of spine. Protected in glassine wrapper.

    Stock ID: 22682
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