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  • A Hand Weaver's Pattern Book: For Four Harness Looms by Signed by the author DAVISON Marguerite P.
    Signed by the author DAVISON Marguerite P.
    A Hand Weaver's Pattern Book: For Four Harness Looms

    Swarthmore, PA, by the Author [1944] 1947

    128pp with b/w photographs and diagrams throughout. 4to. Gilt lettered cloth, vg, with light shelf wear at corners and head of spine. Shelf mark on spine and library stamp on rear end paper from Morton Sundour Co. Inc. New York. Lacks front end paper. All patterns are classed according to type and illustrated. 3rd printing, signed by the author on fep. The book indicates the expansion of the UK market into the American one.

    Stock ID: 21215
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  • Erté by (ROBERT SANDELSON LTD) McCARTNEY Stella, Foreword. MERRISON Joanne DR, Introduction.
    (ROBERT SANDELSON LTD) McCARTNEY Stella, Foreword. MERRISON Joanne DR, Introduction.
    Erté Romain De Tirtoff 1892-1990

    London Robert Sandelson, Five Cork St, W1S 3NY 2004

    77(+2)pp. Many colour illustrations. 8vo black illustrated wrappers + slipcase with gilt title, minor bump to the head and base of the spine, else very good indeed. Profusely illustrated exhibition catalogue, published on the occasion of the 2004 exhibition of Erté's fashion and stage designs spanning the inter-war period held at Robert Sandelson. Loosely inserted prices list. Fold out, depicting Erté's illustrated alphabet made up of human forms (this work was started in 1932 and not fully completed until 1967). Foreword by Stella McCartney, outlines how Erté has influenced her work, thus giving a contemporary angle to this type of Art Deco illustration.

    Stock ID: 18842
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  • Modern nymphs: Being a series of fourteen fashion plates by Thomas Lowinsky 85 by [LOWINSKY] MORTIMER, Raymond [ Introductory essay]
    [LOWINSKY] MORTIMER, Raymond [ Introductory essay]
    Modern nymphs: Being a series of fourteen fashion plates by Thomas Lowinsky 85

    London, The Hasslewood Books, Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1930

    69 + [5]pp Half title, 14 stencil-coloured plates by Thomas Lowinsky. Slim folio. Original cloth-backed patterned paper boards, One of 150 copies of Batchelor Kelmscott Paper. This copy numbered 85 Book ticket of Pamela and Raymond Lister on front paste down. Very good copy.

    Stock ID: 21075
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  • Our Kind of People by Signed by the photographer OWENS, Bill
    Signed by the photographer OWENS, Bill
    Our Kind of People American Groups and Rituals

    San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books, 1975. 1975

    Unpaginated. Finely created images, illustrated in b&w. First Paperback Edition. Square 4to The follow-up to Bill Owens' much sought-after cult classic, "Suburbia". Documents groups such as the Freemasons, Odd Fellows, Jaycees, John Birch Society, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Rotary Club, Lions Club, Foresters, Job's Daughters, Toastmasters, De Molay, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, League of Women Voters, American Bowling Congress, Parents Without Partners, the Avon Bottle Club, and many more and focuses on North California. Signed with strident hand on half title.

    Stock ID: 21214
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  • Interiors book of Hotels and Motor Hotels by END, Henry
    END, Henry
    Interiors book of Hotels and Motor Hotels

    New York Whitney Library of Design 1963

    252pp illustrated with 100s of b/w plates and a few in colour. Large 4to. Cloth Very good with slightly worn dust wrapper. International survey of hotel designs. Each chapter is accompanied by a photo portfolio of a particular hotel or motel design. a book for designers of hotels. Super period piece for the 1950s and 1960s.

    Stock ID: 21193
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  • From Media to Metaphor: by ATKINS, Robert and SOKOLOWISKI, Thomas W. (Guest curators)
    ATKINS, Robert and SOKOLOWISKI, Thomas W. (Guest curators)
    From Media to Metaphor: Art About Aids

    Independent Curators INC 1991

    72pp b/w illustrations, colour image reproduced from the Shift which is a fold out. 4to holographic wrapper, slightly rubbed in places else a good copy. Catalogue to accompany the travelling exhibition of artists' responses to the AIDS crisis Includes a dialogue between Robert Atkins and Thomas W. Sokolowski on the art world's role in invoking the American psyche of the time + a pop-out timeline of the AIDS crisis.

    Stock ID: 18353
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  • Mansions of England and Wales: Cornwall by TWYCROSS, Edward.
    TWYCROSS, Edward.
    Mansions of England and Wales: Cornwall

    Chetwode, Buckinghamshire Fountain Lake Press 2019

    Limited to 175 copies. Folio in slipcase. 270x380mm. 96pp text, 51 reproduced lithographic plates and descriptions of over 80 houses + fold out map locating the houses described. Facsimile of the 1846 publication by Edward Twycross on Cornwall Country Houses. Each copy numbered and signed by the collaborators in this project, namely Adrian Lack of the Senecio Press, Ludlow Book Binders and Ken Cooper. With loosely inserted essay on the history of the project by Ken Cooper. The binding replicates the original bind stamped boards. Only a few copies of the original book were produced as indicated by the list of subscribers which is only 51 making this new limited edition a welcome…

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    Chetwode, Buckinghamshire Fountain Lake Press 2019

    Limited to 175 copies. Folio in slipcase. 270x380mm. 96pp text, 51 reproduced lithographic plates and descriptions of over 80 houses + fold out map locating the houses described. Facsimile of the 1846 publication by Edward Twycross on Cornwall Country Houses. Each copy numbered and signed by the collaborators in this project, namely Adrian Lack of the Senecio Press, Ludlow Book Binders and Ken Cooper. With loosely inserted essay on the history of the project by Ken Cooper. The binding replicates the original bind stamped boards. Only a few copies of the original book were produced as indicated by the list of subscribers which is only 51 making this new limited edition a welcome addition to books on Country Houses.

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    Stock ID: 21191
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  • Housing Design by KLABER, Eugene Henry.
    KLABER, Eugene Henry.
    Housing Design

    New York Reinhold Publishing Company 1954

    241pp, 247 line illustrations and photographs. 4to. Original brown cloth covers with gilt title on spine. Very good copy in slightly dusty dust wrapper protected in glassine. 4to. On the process of house design. Looks at public and private housing, through analysis of floor plans for the buildings themselves and their settings. Uses examples from 125 different architects. American architect and urban planner (1883-1971). A graduate of Columbia University's School of Architecture and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Klaber practiced in New York City, in Chicago and in Washington, D.C. Klaber worked as Director of Architecture, Rental Housing Division, for the Federal Housing Administration from 1934 to 1942. During this period, Klaber…

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    New York Reinhold Publishing Company 1954

    241pp, 247 line illustrations and photographs. 4to. Original brown cloth covers with gilt title on spine. Very good copy in slightly dusty dust wrapper protected in glassine. 4to. On the process of house design. Looks at public and private housing, through analysis of floor plans for the buildings themselves and their settings. Uses examples from 125 different architects. American architect and urban planner (1883-1971). A graduate of Columbia University's School of Architecture and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Klaber practiced in New York City, in Chicago and in Washington, D.C. Klaber worked as Director of Architecture, Rental Housing Division, for the Federal Housing Administration from 1934 to 1942. During this period, Klaber was also closely associated with urban planner Henry N. Wright. With this behind him, he wrote this key book on housing design. Amongst his best known projects are in Chicago, The Michigan Boulevard Garden Apartments and the Whitehall Hotel.

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    Stock ID: 21190
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  • Enrique Macotela 1970-1979 by [MACOTELA] GIRON, Xavier, et al.
    [MACOTELA] GIRON, Xavier, et al.
    Enrique Macotela 1970-1979 20 Diseños de Prefabricacion y Arquitectura

    México, D.F. Artes Gráficas Panorama 1979

    189pp which are mainly illustrations + portrait, plans ; 25 cm. Lettered boards in good custom designed slipcase. Text in Spanish and English. Edited by Xavier Girón; translated by Monica Marelli Bego-Ghina and Luis Ramirez Miranda. One of 2000 copies. Fascinating insights into the early wrk of Macotela showing his often Brutalist and elsewhere modernist tendencies.

    Stock ID: 21189
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  • Modern Picture Houses and Theaters by MORTON SHAND, P.
    MORTON SHAND, P.
    Modern Picture Houses and Theaters

    Philadelphia, J. B Lippincott Company 1930

    viii, 39, [1] pages including plans frontispiece, plates 27 cm. 4to. Open weave yellow cloth with black lettering. Rear inner hinge a little shaky else very good with good but slightly worn dust wrapper. Hard to find in the dust wrapper which contributes to the art deco style of this book. Dedicated to Oscar Kauffman and other photographers and contributors also noted. USA edition. Published in parallel with The Architecture of Pleasure 1 - Modern Theatres and Cinemas by Batsford in the UK.

    Stock ID: 21188
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  • JEKYLL, Gertrude.
    Old English Household Life Some account of cottage objects and country life

    London, B. T. Batsford 1925

    ix + 221pp illus. with b/w photographs. Effectively the first. A part reissue of Old West Surrey which Jekyll wrote in 1904 and into which additional material including illustrations was added. Cloth with gilt lettering. Very bright copy although end papers a little browned. Jekyll had takent an interest in disappearing country crafts, which led to her collecting old household implements and recording their use. Her book Old West Surrey includes her photographs of illustrations and the old crafts and cottages she had seen in her travels around Surrey. This latter addition reproduces some of these alongside new material. 29 editions of this version were printed upto 1975. With boookplate of Colin Amery on front paste down.

    Stock ID: 21187
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  • Home and Garden by JEKYLL, Gertrude
    JEKYLL, Gertrude
    Home and Garden Notes and thoughts, practical and critical of a worker in both

    London Longmans, Green and Co 1926

    Reissue. of the first edition of 1900. xv + 301pp with 53 illustrations from photographs by the author. 8vo. Decorated lettering in gilt on spine andupper board. Head and base of spine a little worn, corners and edges rubbed. Spine a little faded else good. Initially written after the favourable reception of Jekyll's first book, Wood and Garden. From the collection of Colin Amery with his bookplate

    Stock ID: 21186
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  • Wall and Water Gardens by JEKYLL Gertrude
    JEKYLL Gertrude
    Wall and Water Gardens

    Country Life 1913

    5th edition. 177pp, colour frontis with tissue guard + many b/w photographic plates. Cloth sl. rubbed. White lettered titles on upper board, and gilt lettered spine. Previous owners name scribbled out on front end paper.

    Stock ID: 21185
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  • TILDEN Philip
    True Remembrances: the memoirs of an architect

    Country Life 1954

    175pp illus. with c50 plates incl. major schemes by Tilden such as his scheme at Port Lympe begun by Herbert Baker, un-built work for Selfridge, Chartwell, Saltwell Castle and other projects. Good copy. Only major account of his work. Signature of Colin Amery on front paste down with a note "Colin Amery Uppingham; while staying at Deene June 2006"

    Stock ID: 21182
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  • A Way of Life: Kettles Yard by EDE, Jim.
    EDE, Jim.
    A Way of Life: Kettles Yard

    Cambridge. Cambridge University Press. 1984

    First edition. 254 pages. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs of Kettle's Yard. 300 x 315mm Long 4to. A photographic guided tour of Jim Ede's Kettle's Yard. Kettle's Yard was a series of cottages in Cambridge restored by Ede as a place to live and as a place to house his collection of twentieth century art. The residence became internationally renowned and was open to students and visitors from around the world. The art includes pieces by David Jones, Christopher Wood, Miro, Winifred Nicholson, Brancusi, Ben Nicholson, Gaudier-Brzeska, Henry Moore, and Lucie Rie. The house is now open to the public. This copy is a little worn and has no dust wrapper but internally is…

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    Cambridge. Cambridge University Press. 1984

    First edition. 254 pages. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs of Kettle's Yard. 300 x 315mm Long 4to. A photographic guided tour of Jim Ede's Kettle's Yard. Kettle's Yard was a series of cottages in Cambridge restored by Ede as a place to live and as a place to house his collection of twentieth century art. The residence became internationally renowned and was open to students and visitors from around the world. The art includes pieces by David Jones, Christopher Wood, Miro, Winifred Nicholson, Brancusi, Ben Nicholson, Gaudier-Brzeska, Henry Moore, and Lucie Rie. The house is now open to the public. This copy is a little worn and has no dust wrapper but internally is very good.

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    Stock ID: 21181
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  • Costumes of the Modern Stage by 1889 Paris Exposition MOBISSON M. {edited by} [Secretary to the direction of the Opera Paris]
    1889 Paris Exposition MOBISSON M. {edited by} [Secretary to the direction of the Opera Paris]
    Costumes of the Modern Stage

    London John C Nimmo 1889 , King William Street 1889-1900

    4 pages + 3 full page hand coloured illustration by Steinlen Mesples and signed in the plates. Produced for Review in three acts and nine tableau entitled "The Paris Exposition" by M M Blondeau and Monreal represented for the first time at the Theatre des Varieties, Paris 20th November 1889. Beautiful decorated wrappers. 4to. Very good. The text is a personal critique of the production for which the costumes were designed. Noted on wrappers that it is Part II of a larger publication. Each part however stands alone as each part as they were dedicated for a separate production at the Atheneum. A twenty part series of Costumes for…

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    London John C Nimmo 1889 , King William Street 1889-1900

    4 pages + 3 full page hand coloured illustration by Steinlen Mesples and signed in the plates. Produced for Review in three acts and nine tableau entitled "The Paris Exposition" by M M Blondeau and Monreal represented for the first time at the Theatre des Varieties, Paris 20th November 1889. Beautiful decorated wrappers. 4to. Very good. The text is a personal critique of the production for which the costumes were designed. Noted on wrappers that it is Part II of a larger publication. Each part however stands alone as each part as they were dedicated for a separate production at the Atheneum. A twenty part series of Costumes for the Stage was announced to be published but it seems only 5 parts were actually produced and each for individual plays. These turn up separately.

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    Stock ID: 21179
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  • AMERY, Colin.
    Architecture, Industry and Innovation: The Early Work of Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners 1965-1988

    London Phaidon [1995] 2000

    256 pages illustrated. Square 4to. Wrappers with silvered over wrappers simulating the aluminium work which Grimshaw was known for in his early career. Colin Amery's own copy. Nicholas Grimshaw is ranked alongside Sir Norman Foster and Sir Richard Rogers as a leading figure of the high-tech movement in British architecture. This book reviews the early work of the Grimshaw. Superb documentary photographs supported by Amery's text. Volume 2 of a series on the work of the firm which extends to four volumes.

    Stock ID: 21175
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  • Eero Saarinen by [SAARINEN] ROMÁN, Antonio.
    [SAARINEN] ROMÁN, Antonio.
    Eero Saarinen An Architecture of Multiplicity

    London Laurence King 2002

    225pp illustrated with 128 b/w plates. 4to. Fine in dust wrapper. Many full page plates support this comprehensive study of all aspects of Saarinen's practice. Sections on 'Creating', 'Dwelling', 'Building' amongst others. Attractive study.

    Stock ID: 19137
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  • English Wood-Engraving 1900-1950 by BALSTON, Thomas.
    BALSTON, Thomas.
    English Wood-Engraving 1900-1950

    London Art & Technics 1951

    84pp Decorated boards, cloth spine, gilt lettering on spine. Small 4to. Very bright copy. Text + section of wood engravings. Images include historical and contemporary examples. Artists and their dates noted. Include Gordon Craig, Ethelbert White, Edward Wadsworth, Eric Ravilious, and his contemporaries. Many full page examples with striking effect. Book printed at The Shenval Press. No dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21176
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  • Townscape by CULLEN, Gordon.
    CULLEN, Gordon.
    Townscape

    London The Architectural Press 1961 Fifth impression 1968

    315pp illustrated with line ills by the author and b/w plates. Small 4to. Vg with dust jacket designed by the author. Spine of dust wrapper slightly faded and worn else very good copy. Class mark from a private library on spine of dust wrapper. Based largely on Cullen's work which first appeared in Architectural Review. From the library of Colin Amery. His name in pencil on paste down.

    Stock ID: 21158
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