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  • Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill by SNODIN Michael (ed)
    SNODIN Michael (ed)
    Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill

    Yale University Press 2009

    356pp with 300 colour illus throughout. Large 4to in cloth with decorated colour dw. New. A timely and groundbreaking study of the history and reception of Walpole's collection at Strawberry Hill which coincides with a planned restoration of this endangered house. With contributions from an international team of distinguished scholars who explore how Strawberry Hill and its collections engaged with the creation of various and interconnected political, national, dynastic, cultural, and imagined histories.

    Stock ID: 21130
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  • Town and Townscape by SHARP Thomas
    SHARP Thomas
    Town and Townscape

    London John Murray 1968

    146pp illus with b/w plates and line drawings bu the author. Vg in attractive dust jacket based on Haddington, East Lothian. Decorated end papers. Important analysis of the elments of character which give individuality to a town. Highly regarded civic design study.

    Stock ID: 21129
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  • [RUSKIN] SURTEES, Virginia [ editor ]
    Sublime & Instructive: Letters From John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton

    London, Michael Joseph 1972

    272pp 23 illustrations. 8vo. Very good with dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21115
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  • With letter from the author slipped inside [RUSKIN] HILTON, Tim
    John Ruskin: The Early Years 1819-1859

    London Yale University Press 1985

    301pp illustrated with b/w plates. Very good with good dust wrapper. Loosely inserted A.L.S. typed from Tm Hilton to John Hutchinson, architectural historian and Ruskin devotee. Hilton was responding to detailed remarks about his book made by John Hutchinson.

    Stock ID: 21114
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  • RUSKIN John, WYNDHAM Rt Hon. G. (preface)
    Letters to M.G. & H.G. [i.e. Mary Gladstone & Helen Gladstone]

    Privately Printed 1903

    xxi + 136pp, 6 b/w ill. incl. 3 photogravures from portraits, one by Edward Burne Jones. 8vo. Green cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. Top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges deckled. Head and foot of spine and corners a little rubbed, else very good indeed. Letters to Mary and Helen Gladstone written between 1878 and 1887, and a memoir by Henry Scott Holland. Loosely inserted printed note from the Clarendon Press referring to only 50 copies of the book being available. Annotated by a previous owner to give names of correspondents.

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  • (CIVIC TRUST)
    Shopfront

    Durham Civic Trust for the North East 1980

    64pp, 79 b/w and 20 colour photographs, 12 b/w drawings and illus. 4to. Wrappers. Good. Sponsored by Ferguson Industrial Holdings Limited. Booklet about the history, design and development of shop fronts. Very useful documentation of shop front designs which are disappearing from our high streets at an alarming rate.

    Stock ID: 21111
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  • With manuscript letter, signed by Comper. COMPER, J. Ninian
    On the Christian Altar and the Buildings which contain it

    London SPCK 1950

    With a preface by the Bishop of London. Frontispiece in b/w showing altar piece from St Petroc's Minor, Cornwall. 71pp. Stiff card wrappers. Good copy. Obituary from 30 December 1960 pasted onto front end paper. On half title original autographed letter signed from Comper, [creased]. This is addressed to a person requesting an enlargement of the frontispiece illustration from the essay. On headed paper with address as The Priory, 67 Beulah Hills SE19. Comper came here in 1912 at this time having his Studio at nearby 228 Knights Hill, West Norwood. It was demolished to make way for suburban houses in the 1960s.

    Stock ID: 21109
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  • The Life and Work of Sir Ninian Comper: The Last Gothic Revivalist by (COMPER) SYMONDSON Anthony
    (COMPER) SYMONDSON Anthony
    The Life and Work of Sir Ninian Comper: The Last Gothic Revivalist 1864-1960

    London RIBA Heinz Gallery 1988

    34pp illus with b/w plates and including a bibliography of Comper's writings. Square small 4to. Wrappers. Good copy of this little book to accompany an exhibition but one essential for understanding his life and work.

    Stock ID: 21108
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  • KING, David
    The Medieval Stained Glass of St Peter Mancroft Norwich. .,

    Corpus vitrearum Medii Aevi. Great Britain. Vol. V. Oxford University Press for The British Academy 2006

    Foreword by Sarah Brown. 203pp illustrated in b/w + 20 colour plates at the end of the book. 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21107
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  • HEGBIN-BARNES, Penny
    The Medieval Stained Glass of the County of Lincolnshire (Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Great Britain, Summary Catalogue)

    Oxford The University Press 1996

    This comprehensive catalogue describes the medieval glass at 142 sites in Lincolnshire (excluding Lincoln Cathedral) and South Humberside.448pp illustrated with b/w plates + 39 colour ones. 4to. Very good with dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21106
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  • WILLIAMS-ELLIS Clough (main text)
    Royal Festival Hall: The Official Record

    London: Max Parrish and LCC 1951

    128pp, including 30pp sponsors and suppliers' ads. Illustrated with b/w photographs plus very attractive illustrations, printed in block colour with a strong Festival of Britain aesthetic. Cloth, slightly sunned along top edge. In d/w with a few small marks a bit worn. Protected in mylar sleeve. A souvenir volume to celebrate the opening of the Hall, designed by F.H.K. Henrion, with illustrations by Gordon Cullen, Donald Dewar Mills, Pearl Falconer and others. Contains a full description and photographic record of its construction and original interiors.

    Stock ID: 21104
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  • [PARIS] AUBERT, Marcel. GRODEKI, Louis. LAFOND, Jean and VERRIER, Jean.
    Les Vitraux de Notre-Dame et de la Sainte-Chapelle de Paris (Corpus vitrearum Medii Aevi)

    Paris Caisse nationale des monuments historiques (1 Jan. 1959) 1959

    357pp illustrated. Very good with dust wrapper

    Stock ID: 21103
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  • James Gibbs by FRIEDMANN, Terry
    FRIEDMANN, Terry
    James Gibbs

    New Haven and London Yale University Press 1985

    f 362pp. illustrated throughout in b/w photographs and a few colour illustrations. 4to. Good copy. No dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21097
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  • Cottage Building In Cob, Pise, Chalk & Clay by WILLIAMS ELLIS, Clough.
    WILLIAMS ELLIS, Clough.
    Cottage Building In Cob, Pise, Chalk & Clay In Cob, Pisé, Chalk & Clay A Renaissance

    London Country Life 1919

    First edition 141pp frontispiece + 28 b/w plates, line illustrations in text. Cloth backed boards. Corners + head and base of spine bumped, otherwise good. Paste down label from Liverpool Architectural Society . Impressive study of vernacular building methods using mud, adobe, etc. Hard to find. A very clear study of these vernacular building methods.

    Stock ID: 21096
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  • PENOYRE John and Jane
    Houses in the landscape: a Regional Study of Vernacular Building Styles in England and Wales

    Newton Abbot Reader's Union edition 1978

    174pp illus. with b/w plates and line ills. Wraps version. Good. Very attractive and useful study of the vernacular tradition.

    Stock ID: 21095
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  • English Vernacular Houses by MERCER, Eric.
    MERCER, Eric.
    English Vernacular Houses

    HMSO Royal Commission on Historical Monuments ]1975] 2nd ed 1979

    xxii, 246pp. Illustrated with more than 200 line drawings and 250 photographs. A descriptive and analytical list of over 500 buildings. Stiff wrappers. An excellent copy of an important reference work. From the collection of Charles Anelay with his signature.

    Stock ID: 21094
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  • Timber Building in Britain by BRUNSKILL, R. W.,
    BRUNSKILL, R. W.,
    Timber Building in Britain

    London Gollancz 1985

    .239pp illus with b/w plates and line ills etc. 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper. Useful survey on timber construction throughout the United Kingdom.

    Stock ID: 21093
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  • Tamworth Castle: Its Foundation, Its History and Its Lords (from the Norman Conquest to the Present Day) by [TAMWORTH CASTLE] Norris, The Rev. Henry,
    [TAMWORTH CASTLE] Norris, The Rev. Henry,
    Tamworth Castle: Its Foundation, Its History and Its Lords (from the Norman Conquest to the Present Day)

    Tamworth: D Smith, 1899

    50pp, 5 full page illustrations plus illustrations in text. Red boards, gilt titling and decoration to front board, Red binding in very good condition. Front end paper slightly browned. Dedication copy to Edwin Truman Esquire (1818–1905) [?] from Henry Ferrers Ferrers with best of wishes. July 1900. Cloth very slightly lifted from a small area of the lower board.

    Stock ID: 21091
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  • The Modern Woodcut by FURST, Herbert.
    FURST, Herbert.
    The Modern Woodcut A Study of the evolution of the craft ..... With a chapter on xylography by W. Thomas Smith. With over 200 illustrations in black and white, sixteen plates in colour.

    London, John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd., 1924

    xviii, 271 pp. 4to. Cream cloth with vignette on upper board and black lettered titles. Good copy with slightly worn dust wrapper, this frayed a little at the head of the spine. Key reference text on the woodcut.

    Stock ID: 21089
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  • The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club: by [ALDIN, Cecil] DICKENS, Charles,
    [ALDIN, Cecil] DICKENS, Charles,
    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club: Two Volumes

    London, Chapman & Hall, Lawrence and Jellicoe 1910

    450 and 457pp. 24 colour plates which have tissue guards overprinted with titles. 280x190mm. Olive green cloth, boards decorated with gilt image on upper board of each and gilt lettering on spine and black lettering on upper boards. Some slight rubbing to the lettering on the boards and scattered foxing on some text pages else good.

    Stock ID: 21087
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