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  • Heron "Sets + Things" by [HERRON] LYALL, Sutherland [text]
    [HERRON] LYALL, Sutherland [text]
    Heron "Sets + Things" Catalogue of an Exhibition at RIBA Heinz Gallery September 14th to October 21st 1989

    London RIBA 1989

    20pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Square 4to. Laminated wrappers which are decorated with colour images. Review of Ron Herron's career, practice and projects.

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  • "Virgin Cork" Design for Decorations by GARDEN ORNAMENTS AND FIXTURES
    GARDEN ORNAMENTS AND FIXTURES
    "Virgin Cork" Design for Decorations

    London London and Lisbon Cork- Wood Co. Limited 28 Upper Thames Street nd c1872

    Advertising pamphlet/broadside, printed on both sides. One side is a series of steel engraved images showing garden elements constructed from cork for Ferneries, Garden ornaments, hanging baskets, glass domes with plant specimens etc. The other side provides illustrations of the product with an extract about cork by Shirley Hibberd from Floral World and a series of testimonials. Now a single flat item, but originally a folded pamphlet. Fascinating illustrated item showing design for garden element in the high Victorian era. A little worn at edges and a short tear across part of one of the original old fold lines but still a very good and…

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    London London and Lisbon Cork- Wood Co. Limited 28 Upper Thames Street nd c1872

    Advertising pamphlet/broadside, printed on both sides. One side is a series of steel engraved images showing garden elements constructed from cork for Ferneries, Garden ornaments, hanging baskets, glass domes with plant specimens etc. The other side provides illustrations of the product with an extract about cork by Shirley Hibberd from Floral World and a series of testimonials. Now a single flat item, but originally a folded pamphlet. Fascinating illustrated item showing design for garden element in the high Victorian era. A little worn at edges and a short tear across part of one of the original old fold lines but still a very good and quirky catalogue of items for the garden.

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    Stock ID: 21941
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  • LE CORBUSIER
    L'Art Decoratif D'Aujourd'hui

    Paris, Editions Vincent Freal & Co (1925) 1959 Collection de "L'Esprit Nouveau" 1959

    218pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. throughout. Decorated wraps. Vg indeed. Revised edition of one of the original L'Esprit Nouveau, promoting the works and ideas of Le Corbusier and his contemporaries. From the library of Kenneth and Diana Rowntree without signatures.

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  • Documentation of Centre Le Corbusier by [LE CORBUSIER]
    [LE CORBUSIER]
    Documentation of Centre Le Corbusier published in connection with the Inauguration

    Zurich 1967

    8pp text in English in gate folded wrappers which collage together in colour photographs aspects of the building. 210x290mm. In 1960 Heidi Weber had the vision to establish a museum designed by Le Corbusier – this building should exhibit his works of art in an ideal environment created by the architect himself in the then Centre Le Corbusier or Heidi Weber Museum. In April 2014 the building and museum went over to the city of Zürich, and was renamed Pavillon Le Corbusier in May 2016. The text in the publication comprises the welcome speehc at the opening by Heidi Weber with a summary of why and how the building was built, notes on technical details and…

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    Zurich 1967

    8pp text in English in gate folded wrappers which collage together in colour photographs aspects of the building. 210x290mm. In 1960 Heidi Weber had the vision to establish a museum designed by Le Corbusier – this building should exhibit his works of art in an ideal environment created by the architect himself in the then Centre Le Corbusier or Heidi Weber Museum. In April 2014 the building and museum went over to the city of Zürich, and was renamed Pavillon Le Corbusier in May 2016. The text in the publication comprises the welcome speehc at the opening by Heidi Weber with a summary of why and how the building was built, notes on technical details and some personal statements by her. Additional notes by Jean Prouve and Albert Jeanneret. Decorated wrappers with images of the building. In original envelope as issued which includes the title of the Centre at that date.

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    Stock ID: 21935
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  • SHIPPERIES EXHIBITION [ The International Exhibition of Navigation, Commerce and Industry ] LIVERPOOL 1886 and OTHER SUBJECTS by [ PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM 1886]
    [ PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM 1886]
    SHIPPERIES EXHIBITION [ The International Exhibition of Navigation, Commerce and Industry ] LIVERPOOL 1886 and OTHER SUBJECTS

    1886

    c78 sepia photographs mounted on stiff card mounts. Mostly 290x190mm End paper foxed, paper guards to each photo also has scattered foxing. Lovely album however with Monogram on upper board, E & R C - ownership unclear but possibly Edward Cunliffe of Bradford. Photographs by John Valentine, [JV] George Washington Wilson, [GWW] Francis Frith and competent amateur photographers. First photographs is of John O'Groats followed by 2 of Thurso. 2 unattributed of The International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art was a World's fair held in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1886, 5 unattributed of Bradford, mostly Lister Park, 3 City of Liverpool, St Georges Hall and LNWR Station, Town Hall, all unattributed, The Mersey [JV] Great Eastern by Brunnel…

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    1886

    c78 sepia photographs mounted on stiff card mounts. Mostly 290x190mm End paper foxed, paper guards to each photo also has scattered foxing. Lovely album however with Monogram on upper board, E & R C - ownership unclear but possibly Edward Cunliffe of Bradford. Photographs by John Valentine, [JV] George Washington Wilson, [GWW] Francis Frith and competent amateur photographers. First photographs is of John O'Groats followed by 2 of Thurso. 2 unattributed of The International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art was a World's fair held in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1886, 5 unattributed of Bradford, mostly Lister Park, 3 City of Liverpool, St Georges Hall and LNWR Station, Town Hall, all unattributed, The Mersey [JV] Great Eastern by Brunnel [JV] Shipperies Exhibition [JV] 4 Queens Room, Liverpool Exhibition, [ Hand written captions - Queen Vctoria, opened the SHipperies Exhibition] 2 Birmingham, 6 of Leamington Spa, architecture, gardens, Oak tree at centre of England etc. [JV] 5 of Stratford on Avon [JV] + one with hand written caption of the Theatre at Stratford, 3 of Warwick Castle [ 1 by Francis Bedford] + 1 interior unattributed. 1 of Warwick [JV] one with hand written caption of Eastgate, Warwick. 1 of Guys Cliffe, [JV] 1 Kennilworth Castle [GWW] 2 of Kennilworth Castle [ JV] 7 Coventry including Cathedral [GWW] 12 of Oxford [GWW] including colleges, riverside and High Street, 2 of London, Fleet Street and Albert Hall, [JV] 2 of Sandgate seaside, unattributed with hand written captions, 4 of Folkstone, unattributed with hand written captions, 2 of Folkstone Tidal Boat with Francis Frith embossed stamp on photograph, 2 unattributed photographs of the French Packet leaving Folkstone and the Bathing Establishment at Boulongne. An album which is a very specific tour of the UK at the time.

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    Stock ID: 21877
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  • Thumb-nail Sketches of the Royal Jubilee Exhibition by TEMPLAR, Herbert P
    TEMPLAR, Herbert P
    Thumb-nail Sketches of the Royal Jubilee Exhibition as seen from Chorlton-cum-Hardy

    Manchester sold by John Heywood, Deansgate and in the Exhibition 1887

    Lithographed by the Proprietor S. M. Strang Manchester. 32pp each page has line illustration drawn by Herbert P Templar with satirical text and opposite is an advert. Newsprint paper, blue upper wrapper sporting lettering and with a sketch of the exhibition building. Cloth strip over stapled binding. Staple rusted. Some scattered foxing. Sold at the time of the exhibition for one penny. In 1887, the Botanical Gardens were joined by an enormous exhibition of art, science and industry, to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Following in the footsteps of the 1857 'Art Treasures' exhibition thirty years before. Another ephemeral publication in the same series was also made called…

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    Manchester sold by John Heywood, Deansgate and in the Exhibition 1887

    Lithographed by the Proprietor S. M. Strang Manchester. 32pp each page has line illustration drawn by Herbert P Templar with satirical text and opposite is an advert. Newsprint paper, blue upper wrapper sporting lettering and with a sketch of the exhibition building. Cloth strip over stapled binding. Staple rusted. Some scattered foxing. Sold at the time of the exhibition for one penny. In 1887, the Botanical Gardens were joined by an enormous exhibition of art, science and industry, to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Following in the footsteps of the 1857 'Art Treasures' exhibition thirty years before. Another ephemeral publication in the same series was also made called "People we met at the exhibition"

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    Stock ID: 21873
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  • New Zealand Today:New Zealand & South Seas International Exhibition Edition by [NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH SEAS 1925-26] FANNING, L.S. {editor
    [NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH SEAS 1925-26] FANNING, L.S. {editor
    New Zealand Today:New Zealand & South Seas International Exhibition Edition An authentic illustrated description of the Industries and Commerce of New Zealand and the Government's Policy for the development of the Dominion's rich resources.....

    Dunedin Vivian E Page, printed by Coulls Somerville Wilkie Ltd. 1925

    Decorated end papers. 322pp illustrated mainly with sepia plates, line ills and adverts. One or two coloured images. Cloth backed decorated stiff card wrappers. Good copy, a little worn on the spine. Compendium of material on New Zealand and its resources, industrial and commercial activities.

    Stock ID: 21868
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    The Pictorial History: New Zealand & South Seas Exhibition by [NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH SEAS 1925-26] FANNING, L.S. [Editor]
    [NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH SEAS 1925-26] FANNING, L.S. [Editor]
    The Pictorial History: New Zealand & South Seas Exhibition A Comprehensive Illustrated Review of the Southern Hemispher's Greatest Exhibition

    Wellington, New Zeland Coulls Somerville Wilkie Ltd. 1926

    112 + xxxiipp. Long 4to 185 x 250mm. Cloth spine, pictorial boards overprinted with titles. Decorated end papers with time line of history reproduced from a panoramic painting shown by the Department of Industries and Commerce at the exhibition. Images mostly in sepia show trade stands at the exhibition, whilst last xxxiipp are a review of New Zealand and Australia aimed at attracting immigrants from Europe? Held in Dunedin, New Zealand from 17 November 1925 until 1 May 1926, it was an exhibition which showcased the country and the south seas area.

    Stock ID: 21867
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  • [PARIS 1925]
    Reports on the present position and tendencies of the industrial arts as indicated at the international exhibition of modern decorative and industrial arts, Paris 1925

    London Published by Department of Overseas Trade., 1925

    206pp illustrated. 4to. Original cloth, leather spine label with gilt lettering, this worn at edges. Good copy of this key review of the exhibition. Very useful on Architecture, Murals, Furniture, Textiles, Metal Work, Pottery, Glass, Books, Illustration, Posters, Theatre, Gardens, and Lighting, etc. Ownership signature, hand written in calligraphic script, Doris Parton, 46 Baskeville Road Hanley. She was a ceramic artist, active 1926- 1951 and exhibited in Stoke on Trent.

    Stock ID: 21863
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  • Franco-British Exhibition, London 1908 Official Guide and Description by [FRANCO BRITISH EXHIBITION 1908]
    [FRANCO BRITISH EXHIBITION 1908]
    Franco-British Exhibition, London 1908 Official Guide and Description Sommaire de l'Exposition

    London Printed by Bemrose & Sons Ltd 1908

    Xliv +132pp illustrated with b/w plates of the pavilions and many period ads. Decorated wrappers. Spine al little worn else good. 1908 Following the success of the 1904 India Exhibition, this exhibition was the brain child of Irme Kiralfy. Useful for giving an overview of the whole exhibition concept.

    Stock ID: 21861
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  • ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS no 5219 29th April 1939 New York World's Fair Special Issue by [NEW YORK 1939]
    [NEW YORK 1939]
    ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS no 5219 29th April 1939 New York World's Fair Special Issue

    London Illustrated London News 1939

    Pagination 695-766 including period ads. Striking wrappers in colour with centre image of famous Perisphere and Trylon edged with participant countries insignias. Very good with b/w plates of the pavilions, birds eye views of the whole site, photographs of the site by night and line illustrations by Lili Rethi who was commissioned to make drawings of the exhibition for ILN. Also in same volume are images documenting parades held in Germany for Hitler's 50th birthday. Good copy of this issue of the magazine, staples slightly rusting with the effect that the centre fold is partially detached.

    Stock ID: 21858
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  • Broadsheet: Flexible Glass: by [THE FLEXIBLE GLASS CO.]
    [THE FLEXIBLE GLASS CO.]
    Broadsheet: Flexible Glass: Glass V Silk: The success of the Inventions Exhibition

    London The Flexible Glass Co Works, 294 High Road Kilburn nd Late 19th century?

    140x220mm single sided broadsheet printed on yellow paper, with sample of woven glass product preserved in archival bag. The new material, was introduced for the manufacture of neckties, scarves, book marks and for trimming hats and dresses etc - Billed as "A New Discovery" The sample of glass fibres is very good. The broadsheet/advert page for it is slightly worn at edges and a little dusty. In 1893, Edward Drummond Libbey exhibited a dress at the World's Colombian Exposition incorporating glass fibres with the diameter and texture of silk fibres.

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  • [NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939]
    New York World's Fair Bulletin Vol. 11 April 1938 no 1

    New York New York World's Fair 1939 Inc., 1938

    Pamphlet. 16pp illustrated with sepia plates. Decorated wrappers. 300x22mm. The Bulletin was first published in November 1936 and was occasionally published up until the event to keep the event in the minds eye of people and also to provide updates on progress with construction, design and purpose. Single issue issued the year before the planned opening of the exhibition.

    Stock ID: 21854
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  • [MANCHESTER 1887 ROYAL JUBILEE EXHIBITION] HOUGHTON, E[lizabeth] Ellen. [1853-1922]
    The Adventures of Little Manchester or, Recollections of the Royal Jubilee Exhibition

    Manchester Abel Heywood and Son 1887

    [18] pages illustrated with coloured line illustrations. Produced for Children. Worn at edges and wrappers dusty else good copy.

    Stock ID: 21849
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  • [LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION]
    Souvenir Book of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Day and Night Scenes Official Publication

    St Louis Official Photographic Company 1904

    40pp of photographs of the exposition pavilions and scenes. Large centre fold illustration of the exposition at night. Black and white photographs throughout. 270x220mm landscape format. Stapled pamphlet. Blue wrappers with gold lettering. A little dusty else good copy of this useful visual resource for the event.

    Stock ID: 21847
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  • MANCHESTER ART TREASURES EXHIBITION 1857 STANTON, James Taylor, 1816-1875
    Bobby Shuttle un his woife Sayroh's visit to Manchester: un to th' greight Hert Treasures Eggshibishun, at Owd Trafford. Written for Bobby hissel by th' editor oth "Bowton Luminary" ..

    Manchester J Heywood 1857

    80pp 12mo. Blue decorated paper wrappers Very good. Wrappers a little dusty. Written in Lancashire dialect, one of a series of books written to explore Manchester and Lancashire people and places including Yetton Park, The Mechanic's Institute and other places. This particular volume explore the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857. Humorous account but insightful on how ordinary people responded to the exhibition. Uncommon.

    Stock ID: 21840
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  • BARCELONA
    Exposicion Internacional Barcelona 1929

    56 vistas around the Exposition. Long 4to. Maroon Cloth, gilt lettering. Good copy. Text in Spanish and English. Includes one fold out panorama of the main vista.

    Stock ID: 21839
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  • Liberty Silks Sample Book G39 Sirang Silk by LIBERTY AND CO.
    LIBERTY AND CO.
    Liberty Silks Sample Book G39 Sirang Silk

    London Liberty and Co nd c 1930

    50 tiny samples of coloured silk in binding. Lovely miniature item. 3 x 5 inches approximately. Nine samples have been clipped so there are corners or small parts missing. 37 have British Standard Colour paper numbers stuck to samples, as issued and so 13 tiny labels have gon astray. Very good. Colours have not faded over time. Despite the little clipping missing, the item is a really nice one showing the range of silks sold by Liberty when selling fabric was part of the major enterprise of the firm.

    Stock ID: 21923
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  • Illustrated History of Hampstead Garden Suburb by (HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB) HENDERSON, John B [introduction]
    (HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB) HENDERSON, John B [introduction]
    Illustrated History of Hampstead Garden Suburb and is organisations together with an alphabetical list of the roads, giving dates when they were built and the names of the architects concerned

    Hampstead Garden Suburb Issued by the Residents Associations 1954

    23pp illustrated with b/w plates. Centre fold is a pictorial map showing the suburb features and roads. Green wrappers, these stained. Stapled. The centre fold map has become detached at the staples nonetheless a really useful pamphlet illuminating who did what in terms of building and in which streets. Uncommon.

    Stock ID: 21922
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  • Hampstead Garden Suburb Jubilee 1907-1957 by (HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB)
    (HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB)
    Hampstead Garden Suburb Jubilee 1907-1957 Souvenir Booklet and Programme June 29 - July 6

    Hampstead Garden Suburb Issued by the General Organising Committee of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Jubillee. 1957

    52pp, Stapled booklet including illustrations and period adverts. Yellow decorated wrappers, these a little worn and dusty else a good item. Introduction by Sir John Braithwaite [ President of the Jubilee events ] + articles by Leonard Hyman and Dr Nikolaus Pevsner. Includes map and list of suburb societies as well as the programme of events for the Jubilee.

    Stock ID: 21921
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