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  • The History and Antiquities of the Parochial Church of St Saviour Southwark by Two volumes bound together MOSS, W. G. and NIGHTINGDALE, Joseph,
    Two volumes bound together MOSS, W. G. and NIGHTINGDALE, Joseph,
    The History and Antiquities of the Parochial Church of St Saviour Southwark illustrated by a series of engravings, of exterior and interior views, ground plan, and details of that edifice, from drawings, by W. G. Moss. The historical, biographical, and descriptive delineations, by the Rev. J. Nightingale.

    London, Published by the proprietor W. G. Moss, and sold by Sherwood and Co., Hill, and Cox, 1818

    viii, 94, [2] p., 17 leaves of plates (some double) : ill., plan. 4to Bound with TAYLOR, W. Annals of St Mary Overy an Historical and Descriptive Account of St Saviour's Church and Parish with numerous illustrations, London Published for the Author by Messrs Nichols and Son 1833 vipp prelims including list of plates and subscribers list + 143 + [1]pp. Quarter morocco and red cloth. Gilt titles on spine. Rubber at spine. The Moss publication has scattered foxing and some age toning particularly to the plates. The later edition is very bright .

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  • The Way of the Cross. An Interpretation by Frank Brangwyn, R.A. with a Commentary by Gilbert Keith Chesterton. by CHESTERTON, G. K.
    CHESTERTON, G. K.
    The Way of the Cross. An Interpretation by Frank Brangwyn, R.A. with a Commentary by Gilbert Keith Chesterton.

    London Hodder and Stoughton no date [1935]

    23 pages of text commentary by Chesterton followed by 14 plates by Brangwyn, (12 May 1867 – 11 June 1956) each preceded by a leaf stating the title of the etching. Quarto, black boards with white lettered title to upper board and on spine Cloth rubbed at head and base of spine and on corners. Internally good. Fourteen stations of the cross are illustrated.

    Stock ID: 21305
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  • Formes set Vie: by All published LE CORBUSIER (Ch. E. JEANNERET dit), LEGER (Fernand), CHASTANET-CROS (Hermine).
    All published LE CORBUSIER (Ch. E. JEANNERET dit), LEGER (Fernand), CHASTANET-CROS (Hermine).
    Formes set Vie: Revue trimestrielle de synthèse des arts.

    Paris, éditions Falaize (Georges Fall), 1951-1952

    In original glassine packages, these a little browned. Volume 1 is spiral bound and Volume 2 stapled. Volume 1 42 pages illustrated with b/w plates line ills etc. Colour wrappers designed by Le Corbusier. 310x240mm. 42 pages including an extract on the CIAM 1951 Conference, written by Le Corbusier. Volume 2. 34pp. Text in French and English. The magazine was planned as a This planned tri-yearly journal was designed to "define the aspects of form and its static or dynamic development with the collaboration of architects, plastics artists, designers, engineers, biologists aestheticians, and psychiatrists." However only two issues were ever produced. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 21282
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  • A House of Pomegranates by [KING, Jessie M] WILDE, Oscar
    [KING, Jessie M] WILDE, Oscar
    A House of Pomegranates

    London: Methuen and Co. Ltd. 1915

    vi + 162pp illustrated with full colour title page and 16 further mounted illustrations in colour by Jessie M. King. Decorated end papers also by King as is the binding design. Royal blue cloth with orange decorative motifs and lettering. Slightly faded on the spine else a very good copy of this title where the blue and orange binding is very crisp. The book comprises four fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde and first published in 1891: The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and his Soul and The Star-Child. Jessie M. King was made Tutor in Book Decoration and Design at Glasgow School of Art in 1899 and was…

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    London: Methuen and Co. Ltd. 1915

    vi + 162pp illustrated with full colour title page and 16 further mounted illustrations in colour by Jessie M. King. Decorated end papers also by King as is the binding design. Royal blue cloth with orange decorative motifs and lettering. Slightly faded on the spine else a very good copy of this title where the blue and orange binding is very crisp. The book comprises four fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde and first published in 1891: The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and his Soul and The Star-Child. Jessie M. King was made Tutor in Book Decoration and Design at Glasgow School of Art in 1899 and was influenced by Mackintosh's circle and European traditions of art nouveau. By 1911 she had moved to Paris and with her husband founded the Shieling Atelier. it is argued some of her best illustration work evolved whilst there where she knew, amongst others, Léon Bakst.

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    Stock ID: 21084
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  • Plans, Elevations and Sections of Buildings: by From the collection of Edgar Wood and Henry Sellers [ Arts and Crafts Architects] [SOANE, Sir John]
    From the collection of Edgar Wood and Henry Sellers [ Arts and Crafts Architects] [SOANE, Sir John]
    Plans, Elevations and Sections of Buildings: Executed In The Counties Of Norfolk Suffolk Yorkshire Staffordshire Warwickshire Hertfordshire Et· Caetera By John Soane Architect Member Of The Royal Academies Of Parma And Florence

    London Messrs. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, 1788 [but 1789]. MDCCLXXXVIII

    [4], 11, [2] pp., 47 plates comprising Title page -[Dedication] - 11pp Introduction - [2pp] Table of Contents - [47 plates, with 16 pp notes interleaved with the plates]. Folio Contemporary quarter decorated calf with marbled boards. Title impression on spine. Head and base of spine and corners rubbed. No list of subscribers in this copy. Illustrates 18 buildings by Soane,all but three of which were built; Signatures of architects Edgar Wood and Henry Seller's on front end paper. Although the date of publication is given as 1788 on the title-page the plates are all dated Jan.y 1st 1789. RIBA 3098. Although in some early copies plates…

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    London Messrs. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, 1788 [but 1789]. MDCCLXXXVIII

    [4], 11, [2] pp., 47 plates comprising Title page -[Dedication] - 11pp Introduction - [2pp] Table of Contents - [47 plates, with 16 pp notes interleaved with the plates]. Folio Contemporary quarter decorated calf with marbled boards. Title impression on spine. Head and base of spine and corners rubbed. No list of subscribers in this copy. Illustrates 18 buildings by Soane,all but three of which were built; Signatures of architects Edgar Wood and Henry Seller's on front end paper. Although the date of publication is given as 1788 on the title-page the plates are all dated Jan.y 1st 1789. RIBA 3098. Although in some early copies plates 43 and 44 are mis-numbered this is not the case in this copy. Collation as the RIBA copy. Harris no 842 excepting the list of subscribers. Repaired by Christopher Shaw, Bookbinder.

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    Stock ID: 20754
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  • The British Carpenter: or, a Treatise on Carpentry. Containing the most concise and authentick Rules of that Art, in a more Useful and Extensive Method, than has been made Publick by THE BEST EDITION? PRICE, Francis
    THE BEST EDITION? PRICE, Francis
    The British Carpenter: or, a Treatise on Carpentry. Containing the most concise and authentick Rules of that Art, in a more Useful and Extensive Method, than has been made Publick [1733]

    London C Hitch and L Hawes at the Red Lion and R Baldwin at the Rose in Pater-Noster-Row 1753

    The Third Edition. [8] + 72pp in two parts with 62 copper plates. comprising engraved title with 44 plates in the main part of the text and engraved title with 16 plates in the supplement. Small quarto. Original Boards. Rebacked sympathetically with gilt lettered spine label and ruled lines. Rubbed at all edges of boards. Internally a very good copy. First published in 1735 it claimed to be the first comprehensive book on carpentry in English. This edition expanded the numbers of plates to 62 in total. Dedicated to the Right Honourable Algernon, Earl of Hertford, Baron Percy &c. Patron…

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    London C Hitch and L Hawes at the Red Lion and R Baldwin at the Rose in Pater-Noster-Row 1753

    The Third Edition. [8] + 72pp in two parts with 62 copper plates. comprising engraved title with 44 plates in the main part of the text and engraved title with 16 plates in the supplement. Small quarto. Original Boards. Rebacked sympathetically with gilt lettered spine label and ruled lines. Rubbed at all edges of boards. Internally a very good copy. First published in 1735 it claimed to be the first comprehensive book on carpentry in English. This edition expanded the numbers of plates to 62 in total. Dedicated to the Right Honourable Algernon, Earl of Hertford, Baron Percy &c. Patron to Francis Price. Considered to be the best edition with a supplement containing Palladio's Orders of Architecture. First edition of 1733 was endorsed on the frontispiece, reissued with this edition, by Nicholas Hawksmoor, John James and James Gibbs. Ref. Harris 709

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    Stock ID: 20435
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  • Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan by KOOLHAAS Rem
    KOOLHAAS Rem
    Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

    New York Oxford University Press 1978

    263pp+numerous b/w and colour photographic plates and ills. Decorated end papers. 4to. Orange boards, dust wrapper. Wrapper has small closed tears on back else very good. Koolhaas documents the extraordinary history of New York, charting the history of Manhattan Island from the first settlers and through periods of heavy development up until the modern period as the scene of much of Western invention and expression. A celebration of the city's rich contribution to architectural, intellectual and artistic discussions, this is a fascinating and comprehensive account of urban and social history and is beautifully illustrated with photographic plates, maps, and architectural and street plans.

    Stock ID: 18985
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  • Dell 'Arte dei Giardini Inglesi by [ANON] SILVA Ercole [1756-1840]
    [ANON] SILVA Ercole [1756-1840]
    Dell 'Arte dei Giardini Inglesi

    Milano Dalla Stamperia e Fonderia al Genio Tipografico Anno IX nd c1801 First edition.

    (8),373,(3)pp with 36 copperplate engravings including title page vignette, 26 in text illustrations, 3 full page engravings and 6 inserted folding plates. Decorated title page, errata at the end. Quarter calf, gilt tooling on spine, red spine label. Sympathetically rebacked with original label and tooled spine laid down. Very bright copy. Insightful analysis of the English style of Landscape Gardening which includes images of landscapes with lakes, garden buildings and tree clumps and belts but also includes a list of appropriate plants to achieve this style of design. Ercole Silva is acknowledged to be the first Italian to introduce the English Garden style into Italy.…

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    Milano Dalla Stamperia e Fonderia al Genio Tipografico Anno IX nd c1801 First edition.

    (8),373,(3)pp with 36 copperplate engravings including title page vignette, 26 in text illustrations, 3 full page engravings and 6 inserted folding plates. Decorated title page, errata at the end. Quarter calf, gilt tooling on spine, red spine label. Sympathetically rebacked with original label and tooled spine laid down. Very bright copy. Insightful analysis of the English style of Landscape Gardening which includes images of landscapes with lakes, garden buildings and tree clumps and belts but also includes a list of appropriate plants to achieve this style of design. Ercole Silva is acknowledged to be the first Italian to introduce the English Garden style into Italy. The book acknowledges with writings of Thomas Whately and draws widely on Hirschfeld and others. He designed his own villa at Cinisello (demolished) in this style but went on to oversee the construction of other gardens in Italy using the English landscape school's principles. He had made a tour of Germany and England in the period 1783-1786 if he made notes of his visits these are lost.

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    Stock ID: 18776
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  • Fers Spéciaux by Trade Catalogue F. Noverraz & Co.,
    Trade Catalogue F. Noverraz & Co.,
    Fers Spéciaux Tôles perforées Fers en U Zorès Fers quadrants poutrelles Moulures Fers à dessins

    Geneva F. Noverraz & Co., 1912

    41pp text in French. Folio, Red boards with ornamental title. Small amount of speckled foxing ono the upper board else good. Attractive trade catalogue illustrated with single tone lithographic plates showing scale designs for structural and decorative cast ironwork produced by the firm. The firm continued to operate in rainwater goods etc into the 1990s.

    Stock ID: 18764
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  • Creating Period Gardens by BANKS Elizabeth
    BANKS Elizabeth
    Creating Period Gardens

    Oxford, Phaidon 1991

    240pp with 100s of colour and b/w photographs and plans. Cloth vg in d/w with slightly torn in four places. Generously illustrated guide to creating a garden that invokes the particular styles, colours, smells and planting patterns of the past, from 1500 to the mid twentieth century.

    Stock ID: 18738
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  • The Enjoyment and Use of Colour by SARGENT Walter
    SARGENT Walter
    The Enjoyment and Use of Colour

    New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1924 (1923)

    xi (1)+ 274pp colour plates + b/w diagrams. 4to cloth boards, gilt title. untrimmed front edge. Some minor rubbing to the corners, verso has slight mark, pen inscription to the fep. generally vg. A comprehensive examination of colour, Sargent was professor of Art education at The University of Chicago.

    Stock ID: 18737
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  • Fin d'Ou T Hou S by [ESIENMAN] HOFER Nina and KIPNIS Jeffrey (texts by)
    [ESIENMAN] HOFER Nina and KIPNIS Jeffrey (texts by)
    Fin d'Ou T Hou S

    London, Architectural Association 1985

    24pp text and 28 drawings,[14 white embossed & 14 col. plates]; presented in three forms, in line within the booklet, in the Folio box as embossed plates and finally full colour as originally devised. In a silk-screened cardboard box. 350x350mm. Very good copy. Series Folio V. Published to coincide with an exhibition of Peter Eisenman's original drawings held at the Architectural Association, London, 1985. Slightly exasperating title which is almost an anagram of several other house related potential titles.

    Stock ID: 18678
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  • Philip Webb and his Work by LETHABY W R
    LETHABY W R
    Philip Webb and his Work

    London Oxford University Press 1935

    Ist edition. Frontis (6) + 234pp illustrated with 24 b/w plates. 8vo. Original green lettered cloth. Very frayed dus wrapper with 2cms missing from base of spine. Pencil signature of the architect Ronald Sims, a conservation architect working from York. Dated September 1949. Key contemporary assessment of the work of Philip Webb. Posthumously published from its original serial form in the Builder of 1925.

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  • The history of the Guinness Doctors' Books are that Bensons, the advertising agency acting on behalf of Guinness at the time, actively sought testimonials from doctors to substantiate and give credibility to the "Guinness Is Good For You" proposition. Thousands were happy to oblige. As a means of encouraging the relationship and fostering goodwill, the agency hit upon the idea of producing collectable, limited-edition soft-back booklets which were sent out to doctors each Christmas from 1933 until 1939; the practice was revived after the war in 1950 and continued until 1966. The themed, lavishly illustrated books, notable for their whimsical charm and overt literary parody, contained many lateral - and often ingenious - references to Guinness, both visual and verbal.
    Hobby Horses by Guinness Illustrated by Rowland Emmett Arthur Guinness, Son and Company
    Guinness Illustrated by Rowland Emmett Arthur Guinness, Son and Company
    Hobby Horses With riders by Guinness

    Dublin, Arthur Guinness, Son & Co 1958

    Guinness 24pp colour illustrations throughout the text . Very bright copy. Printed by W S Cowell

    Stock ID: 21329
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  • The history of the Guinness Doctors' Books are that Bensons, the advertising agency acting on behalf of Guinness at the time, actively sought testimonials from doctors to substantiate and give credibility to the "Guinness Is Good For You" proposition. Thousands were happy to oblige. As a means of encouraging the relationship and fostering goodwill, the agency hit upon the idea of producing collectable, limited-edition soft-back booklets which were sent out to doctors each Christmas from 1933 until 1939; the practice was revived after the war in 1950 and continued until 1966. The themed, lavishly illustrated books, notable for their whimsical charm and overt literary parody, contained many lateral - and often ingenious - references to Guinness, both visual and verbal.
    Alice After thought by Guinness Illustrated by Antony Groves-Raines Arthur Guinness, Son and Company
    Guinness Illustrated by Antony Groves-Raines Arthur Guinness, Son and Company
    Alice After thought

    Dublin, Arthur Guinness, Son & Co 1938

    Guinness 24pp colour illustrations throughout the text, a collection of parodies and imitations of common rhymes advertising Guinness. Paper wrappers which are stapled. Scattered foxing to page edges else a good copy.

    Stock ID: 21322
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  • The history of the Guinness Doctors' Books are that Bensons, the advertising agency acting on behalf of Guinness at the time, actively sought testimonials from doctors to substantiate and give credibility to the "Guinness Is Good For You" proposition. Thousands were happy to oblige. As a means of encouraging the relationship and fostering goodwill, the agency hit upon the idea of producing collectable, limited-edition soft-back booklets which were sent out to doctors each Christmas from 1933 until 1939; the practice was revived after the war in 1950 and continued until 1966. The themed, lavishly illustrated books, notable for their whimsical charm and overt literary parody, contained many lateral - and often ingenious - references to Guinness, both visual and verbal.
    Prodigies and Prodigals brought to book by Guiness by Guinness Illustrated by Antony Groves-Raines Arthur Guinness, Son and Company
    Guinness Illustrated by Antony Groves-Raines Arthur Guinness, Son and Company
    Prodigies and Prodigals brought to book by Guiness

    Dublin, Arthur Guinness, Son & Co 1939

    Guinness 24pp colour illustrations throughout the text, a collection of parodies and imitations of common rhymes advertising Guinness. Paper wrappers which are stapled. Upper wrapper has a brown stain line on it and these a re generally a little dusty else good copy.

    Stock ID: 21321
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  • The history of the Guinness Doctors' Books are that Bensons, the advertising agency acting on behalf of Guinness at the time, actively sought testimonials from doctors to substantiate and give credibility to the "Guinness Is Good For You" proposition. Thousands were happy to oblige. As a means of encouraging the relationship and fostering goodwill, the agency hit upon the idea of producing collectable, limited-edition soft-back booklets which were sent out to doctors each Christmas from 1933 until 1939; the practice was revived after the war in 1950 and continued until 1966. The themed, lavishly illustrated books, notable for their whimsical charm and overt literary parody, contained many lateral - and often ingenious - references to Guinness, both visual and verbal.
    Jabberwocky Re-Versed & Other Guinness Versions ( These Parodies & Imitations of Verses & Scenes from Alice in Wonderland ) includes Humpty Dumpty with a Difference, Tortoise Turned Turtle, Unmistakability, Guinness Through The Looking Glass by Guinness Illustrated by Antony Groves-Raines Arthur Guinness, Son and Company
    Guinness Illustrated by Antony Groves-Raines Arthur Guinness, Son and Company
    Jabberwocky Re-Versed & Other Guinness Versions ( These Parodies & Imitations of Verses & Scenes from Alice in Wonderland ) includes Humpty Dumpty with a Difference, Tortoise Turned Turtle, Unmistakability, Guinness Through The Looking Glass

    Dublin, Arthur Guinness, Son & Co 1935

    Guinness 24pp colour illustrations throughout the text, a collection of parodies and imitations of common rhymes advertising Guinness. Paper wrappers which are stapled. A little dusty else good copy.

    Stock ID: 21320
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  • The history of the Guinness Doctors' Books are that Bensons, the advertising agency acting on behalf of Guinness at the time, actively sought testimonials from doctors to substantiate and give credibility to the "Guinness Is Good For You" proposition. Thousands were happy to oblige. As a means of encouraging the relationship and fostering goodwill, the agency hit upon the idea of producing collectable, limited-edition soft-back booklets which were sent out to doctors each Christmas from 1933 until 1939; the practice was revived after the war in 1950 and continued until 1966. The themed, lavishly illustrated books, notable for their whimsical charm and overt literary parody, contained many lateral - and often ingenious - references to Guinness, both visual and verbal.
    The Guiness Legends and other Verses by Guinness Illustrated by J. Gilroy Arthur Guinness, Son and Company
    Guinness Illustrated by J. Gilroy Arthur Guinness, Son and Company
    The Guiness Legends and other Verses

    Dublin, Arthur Guinness, Son & Co 1934

    Guinness Illustrated by J. Gilroy. 24pp colour illustrations throughout the text, a collection of parodies and imitations of common rhymes advertising Guinness. Paper wrappers a little dusty else good copy. End page is a an instruction and illustration of how to play skittles.

    Stock ID: 21319
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  • Alessandro Mendini Schetsboek - Sketchbook by [MENDINI]
    [MENDINI]
    Alessandro Mendini Schetsboek - Sketchbook

    Groninger Museum, Groningen 1988

    Text in Dutch and English, 4to, stiff wrappers, spiral bound, 140 pages, illustrated. Part of upper wrapper torn away. Internally very good. Alessandro Mendini (16 August 1931 – 18 February 2019) was an Italian designer and architect and a key figure in post modern and radical design. Hard to find in any condition.

    Stock ID: 21318
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  • Artforum International by [ARTFORUM] COPLANS, John
    [ARTFORUM] COPLANS, John
    Artforum International Volume XIV no 7

    New York Artforum International Magazine 1976

    82pp illustrated with b/w plates and some colour illustrated adverts. Worn at corners and spine else good copy of this leading journal. Lead article by Brian O'Docherty on Gallery Space - Inside the White Cube. [ Part 1] Other articles on Women and Photography by Jeff Perrone. Oldenburg's Mouse by Phil Patton + other items. Wrappers a little worn else good copy.

    Stock ID: 21302
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