Recent Acquisitions

  • SUPER FACSIMILE OF CORNWALL COUNTRY HOUSE BOOK
    Twycross, Edward
    Mansions of England and Wales: Cornwall

    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 subscibers which is only 51 making this new limited edition a welcome addition to books on Country Houses.

    Stock ID: 20423
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  • Kelmscott. by DUFTY, A. R.
    DUFTY, A. R.
    Kelmscott.

    The Society of Antiquaries, 1969.

    36pp, 28 b/w illus. Wraps. Vg. An illustrated guide to Kelmscott Manor, the rented home of William Morris from 1871 to his death in 1896, which houses most of his possessions and many of his products. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20094
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  • (GOREY) NEUMEYER, Peter F and GOREY, Edward.
    Donald has a Difficulty

    Harry N. Abrams Inc. (1970) 2004

    Unpaginated 48pp. 20 b/w plates, decorated endpapers. Long 8vo illustrated boards with dw. Fine. Sequel to Donald and...

    Stock ID: 20066
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  • (SAVE) BINNEY, Marcus. (introduction)
    Vanishing Houses of England: a pictorial documentary of lost country houses

    Save Britain's Heritage with Jackson-Stops & Staff 1982

    Reprinted 1983. 72pp illustrated with sepia images. 4to. Decorated wrappers. Organised by County and with a section... rather small on houses saved and adapted. Loosely inserted Save press release no. 279 'The Nature of English Country House(s) Tragedy Revealed'

    Stock ID: 20023
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  • Personal and Professional Recollections of George Gilbert Scott by [GILBERT SCOTT] STAMP, Gavin.
    [GILBERT SCOTT] STAMP, Gavin.
    Personal and Professional Recollections of George Gilbert Scott

    Stamford Paul Watkin 1995

    604 pages. Very good with slightly worn and creased dust wrapper. Facsimile of 1879 edition. Text enhanced by Gavin Stamp with a modern introduction and his edited text to restore the original readings in this important book and finally an appreciation of his father by George Gilbert Scott junior Many endnotes explain finally biographical details and who was whom. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20015
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  • Thomas Jekyll by SOROS, Susan Weber. ARBUTHNOTT, Catherine.
    SOROS, Susan Weber. ARBUTHNOTT, Catherine.
    Thomas Jekyll Architect and Designer, 1827-1881

    New Haven and London Yale University Press 2003

    300pp colour + b/w ills with captions. 4to red cloth with dw. Fine. Two loosely inserted postcards and private view invitation. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title, held at The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative , Design and Culture, New York July-October 2003. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate. One of the few books on this aesthetic movement designer who designed the Peacock Room decorated by Whistler. He also undertook a considerable amount of commissions for church restorations.

    Stock ID: 20004
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  • SUMNER, Ian Charles.
    In Search of the Picturesque: The English Photographs of John Wheeley Gough Gutch 1856 - 59

    Bristol, Westcliffe Books 2010

    192pp illustrated with b/w plates. Long 4to. Wrappers. Very good. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate. Loosely inserted Christmas card to Gavin Stamp from Murray [Grigor].

    Stock ID: 19948
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  • Howgego, James L., and Ida Darlington. Printed Maps of London circa 1553-1850. 1978
    Environs of London by [LONDON MAP]
    [LONDON MAP]
    Environs of London 24 Miles round London

    London G. F. Cruchley Map Seller 1838

    Linen backed, folded and with original slip case with paper spine label entitled "Environs of London." Paste down label from upper board of slipcase is missing. A little worn on the folds else very good. 675 x 670mm when opened. Beautiful engraved and hand coloured map of London and the surroundings. Circular map with attractive decorations on corners. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 19928
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  • L.C. Van Der Vlugt. by BAKEMA, J. B.,
    BAKEMA, J. B.,
    L.C. Van Der Vlugt. with contributions by Dr C.H. van der Leeuw, Mart Stam and le Corbusier

    Amsterdam Meulenhoff 1968

    24 pp.text 32 ills. Royal 8vo. Wrappers. Very good copy. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate. English language edition.

    Stock ID: 19909
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  • Györgyi Dénes by [DÉNES Györgyi] MIHALY Kubinszky
    [DÉNES Györgyi] MIHALY Kubinszky
    Györgyi Dénes

    Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1974

    36pp text, 50 plates. Small 4to. Red and black lettered cloth. Very good, good dust wrapper. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his book plate. Modernist architect, best known for his work on worlds fairs pavilions [outside Hungary] which he designed at , Barcelona[1929] Brussels [1935] and Paris [1937].

    Stock ID: 19907
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  • The Life and Work of an English Landscape Architect: An Autobiography of Thomas H Mawson by (MAWSON THOMAS)
    (MAWSON THOMAS)
    The Life and Work of an English Landscape Architect: An Autobiography of Thomas H Mawson

    London The Richards Press Limited 1927

    xvi + 368pp. Illustrated with 28 pages of b/w plates and line illustrations. Decorated end papers but front and lower end papers have been cropped . Blue gilt decorated cloth. Small quarto. Slightly rubbed on spine else a good copy. Excellent account of the life and work of Mawson particularly focusing on his private landscape projects. Scarce. Bookplate of Gavin Stamp on front paste down.

    Stock ID: 19860
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  • Victorian Panorama by QUENNELL, Peter.
    QUENNELL, Peter.
    Victorian Panorama

    London B T Batsford 1937

    120pp illustrated with 154 sepia photographs and text ills. Photo-decorated end papers. Dust jacket by Osbert Lancaster. One of the first pictorial surveys of the Victorian age compiled solely through the medium of photography. Very good in sl worn dust wrapper. Superb documentary photographs throughout. Bookplate of Gavin Stamp on half title.

    Stock ID: 19856
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  • [LUTYENS] STAMP, Gavin. a cura di ROSSO Michela
    Edwin Lutyens: Profilo di un architteto

    Torino Umberto Allemandi & Co 2008

    70pp illustrated with b/w photographs. Like new. There are two loosely inserted printed letters signed by Michela Rosso on the publishing history of the book and apologising for set backs and delays. Ex libris bookplate of GS on inner wrapper. Text in Italian. The first in the series of monographs of architects.

    Stock ID: 19841
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  • [LINDGREN] NIKULA, Ritta.
    Armas Lindgen 1874-1929

    Museum of Finnish Architecture 1988

    198pp illustrated with b/w line ills and photographs. Wrappers, but in slipcase. Decorated end papers. Autographed letter signed by Ritta Nikula to Gavin Stamp accompanying the book which was sent as a gift from the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki. Like new. With ex libris bookplate of Gavin Stamp on inner wrapper.

    Stock ID: 19840
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  • [WEBB] HOLLAMBY Edward.
    Red House: Philiip Webb

    London Architecture Design and Technology Press 1991 1991

    Photographs by Charlotte Wood and Foreword by Sir Hugh Casson. Very good. With loosely inserted latter articles torn from Journals on the Red House and particularly on the opening of the house and garden to the public. House designed for William Morris. Ex libris bookplate of Gavin Stamp on inside of upper wrapper. Signed dedicated copy to Gavin from Edward Hollamby dated July '91

    Stock ID: 19839
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  • (LUTYENS) PERCY, Clayre and Jane RIDLEY
    The Letters of Edwin Lutyens to his Wife Lady Emily

    London Collins 1985

    454pp, with b/w plates and b/w in text illustrations, Lutyens family tree on end papers, cloth boards with dw in vg condition. An interesting collection of letters from Lutyens to his wife, spanning the years 1896-1940. Ex libris bookplate of GS

    Stock ID: 19832
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  • STAMP, Gavin and GOULANCOURT André
    The English House 1860-1914 Catalogue to an exhibition of photographs and drawings sponsored by the Building Cetnre Trust adn Redland Limited

    London Co-published by InternationalArchitect and the Building Centre Trust 1980

    72pp illustrated with b/ photographs. Signed on the title page by Gavin Stamp [dated 9 x 1980] and André Goulancourt.

    Stock ID: 19814
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  • FRANCIS, Jill.
    Gardens and Gardening in early modern England and Wales

    London and New Haven Yale for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art 2018

    400pp illustrated with b/w plates and line illustrations. 4to. White boards with illustration of gardeners at work from Thomas Hyll's The Gardeners Labyrinth 1651 - independent researcher and garden historian teaching early modern history at the University of Birmingham and the University of Worcester. The book focuses on the period 1560-1660 and aids understanding of the activity of gardening at the time and sets it in a wider cultural and social context. New

    Stock ID: 19806
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  • SOCIETY FOR IMPROVING THE CONDITION OF THE LABOURING CLASSES
    The Labourer's Friend no LXXX-CXV New Series

    London 1851-1853

    Three years. Each section numbers pp1-208pp. Occasional vignettes. 8vo. Near contemporary half morocco with spine relaid and corners refurbished. Speckled edges, marbled boards. Of particular note are the articles on cottages, June 1851 Model houses for four families erected at the Cavalry Barracks, Hyde Park, in connection with the Exposition of the Works of All Nations 1851, by His Royal Highness Prince Albert, K.G. President of the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes pp82 onwards. Two model houses, each for four families, were designed by the Society's architect Henry Roberts. They attracted up to 250,000 visitors. Their construction from hollow bricks, tied together with wrought-iron rods, and without any timber used, rendered the houses…

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    London 1851-1853

    Three years. Each section numbers pp1-208pp. Occasional vignettes. 8vo. Near contemporary half morocco with spine relaid and corners refurbished. Speckled edges, marbled boards. Of particular note are the articles on cottages, June 1851 Model houses for four families erected at the Cavalry Barracks, Hyde Park, in connection with the Exposition of the Works of All Nations 1851, by His Royal Highness Prince Albert, K.G. President of the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes pp82 onwards. Two model houses, each for four families, were designed by the Society's architect Henry Roberts. They attracted up to 250,000 visitors. Their construction from hollow bricks, tied together with wrought-iron rods, and without any timber used, rendered the houses not only economical to build, but dry, warm, reasonably sound proof, well ventilated, hard wearing and fire proof. Water and internal sanitation were provided, and separate rooms for children of different sexes.

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    Stock ID: 19712
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  • CHICAGO WORLDS FAIR 1893
    Untitled, paper weight of Ferris Wheel.

    Not given USA

    Paperweight souvenir with sepia - paper photographic print within commemorating the first Ferris Wheel. Oblong pressed glass.

    Stock ID: 19709
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