Recent Acquisitions

  • 100 Photographic Views of Letchworth [Garden City] by  [LETCHWORTH]
    100 Photographic Views of Letchworth [Garden City]

    London First Garden City Limited no date. c1907

    9pp Photolithographic images in b/w of the garden city including housing, factories, social facilities, sports fields, The Skittles - the pub with no beer, pavilions etc. Boards, upper board has title printed on it. Captions to photographs, no text. Slightly rubbed on spine and cloth a little worn.

    Stock ID: 19043
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    Some Reflections on Ebenezer Howard and his Movement The Sixth Ebenezer Howard Memorial Lecture

    London Garden Cities and Town Planning Association, 13 Suffollk St, Pall Mall. 1936

    8pp, 8vo paper wrappers, small rust mark to the upper else very good indeed. Offprint from the Journal.

    Stock ID: 19084
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    Bournville Village Trust 1900-1955

    Birmingham, Bournville Village Trust c.1955

    ix+135pp with colour frontis and b/w photographs, plans, maps and diagrams throughout. Small 4to. Cloth . Very slight foxing to end papers, otherwise internally vg. Compiled by the trustees, this account of Bournville was intended as both a record of 50 years of planning and maintenance, and a as a guide for the future. It gives an account of the development of the estate, its organization, planning and maintenance. With appendices including balance sheets and revenue accounts for 1954, this is a really fascinating period item, produced by those intimately involved with Bournville.

    Stock ID: 19128
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  • Letchworth: Where Town and Country Meet by  [LETCHWORTH]
    Letchworth: Where Town and Country Meet The well planned beautiful town

    Letchworth First Garden City Ltd., no date given c 1935?

    128pp, sepia plates throughout and period ads. Map of location in relation to major roads and a map of Letchworth occupies the end papers. Text describes Letchworth and the facilities. Decorated boards with colour reproduction of an illustration by Diana Robinson of Icknield Way. Wrappers very slightly foxed else good. Exceptionally nice period guide to Letchworth charting how it has developed from its foundation.

    Stock ID: 19129
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  • Castle Howard in Yorkshire, Seat of the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Carlisle etc. by  VITRUVIUS BRITANNICUS
    Castle Howard in Yorkshire, Seat of the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Carlisle etc. Original engraving from Vitruvius Britannicus

    London 1731

    Framed. Small tear along fold line where this print was mounted on stubs. Very small amount of foxing adjacent. Framed.

    Stock ID: 19234
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    Northumbrian Crosses Of The Pre-Norman Age

    London Faber & Gwyer 1927

    [viii], 196pp, 227 text illustrations. Large 4to. Decorated navy cloth. Blind stamped title on upper board. Rubbed at head and base of spine and corners a little bumped. Internally very good. The book shows " the development of monumental art from the time of Bede to the Norman Conquest." and is of great archaeological scholarship and research. tracing the origins in Irish influence which coloured the earlier Christian sculptures of Northumbria. Examples include gravestones at Lindisfarne and Hartlepool.

    Stock ID: 19395
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  • (Photograph Album)
    Trees and Shrubs from Kew Gardens and elsewhere in Surrey

    Surrey c.1920

    42 b/w photographs slipped into grey mount boards with white boarder + corresponding annotation page for each image. Bound in long 4to red cloth with white hand written title on the spine, reads 'vol xxv trees and shrubs'. Scattered foxing to the annotation pages, all images are very bright. Around half of the images are taken at Kew, others taken elsewhere in Surrey including Reigate and Redhill. All annotations are dated with the location. All varieties of tree and shrub are named, in some cases with a more detailed description. There are also comments made on light, focus and the challenges of film development. A fascinating item. Exceptionally valuable for showing the trees and their condition and levels of maturity at Kew Gardens and other Surrey locations.

    Stock ID: 19424
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    A Booklet of Decoration

    Chicago Published by the firm, 193 Wabash Ave, Chicago. 1902

    19pp, Colour ill, long 8vo decorated wrappers. Very good indeed. Beautifully illustrated trade catalogue. Shows a range of elaborate domestic interior decoration. This was the third of a series of booklets showing the range of styles which they executed from aesthetic style to colonial. Lovely item. Well known Chicago firm who operated as decorators and fitters for interiors from the late 19th century onwards.

    Stock ID: 19428
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  • Only two found on COPAC, one at Tate Library one at Paul Mellon Centre...
    Paintings Pastels Prints by  (HAMILTON, Richard)
    (HAMILTON, Richard)
    Paintings Pastels Prints

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery Arts Council of Great Britain 1975

    Poster and catalogue for the exhibition held at Wolverhampton Art Gallery 15 nov - 13 Dec 1975. 500 x 762mm. Double sided, previously folded, small price sticker on the upper. The upper has a striking full page colour image of one of Hamilton's 'Flower-piece' paintings. The Andrex toilet roll that appears in the foreground has been used to display the exhibition title. The reverse has a full list of works and exhibitions + 5 small b/w illustrations for selected pieces. Previously at the Serpentine Gallery, 4 Oct 1975 to 2 Nov 1975, this was Hamilton's first one-man exhibition in England since his touring show organised by the Tate five years before. The series of works Hamilton called 'Flowers and Shit' derived from Andrex advertisements from the 1960s. Hamilton adapted These advertisements into his Soft blue landscape and Soft pink landscape. Continuing with the Andrex theme in a series of paintings based on three postcards of flowers and fruit. To these postcards he added a roll of Andrex on one and a pile of excrement in another. Included with these works was a third series of pastels of sunsets.

    Stock ID: 19434
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  • Poster for the 3rd Finmar Fair at Liberty's by  [FINMAR] ZERO Hans Schleger,
    [FINMAR] ZERO Hans Schleger,
    Poster for the 3rd Finmar Fair at Liberty's

    Printed for the fair

    Screenprint: 760x500mm Finmar Fair at Liberty from October 8th to 24th- Fourth Floor. Very good copy

    Stock ID: 19437
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  • Steel and China and Exhibition by  [FINMAR] ZERO Hans Schleger,
    [FINMAR] ZERO Hans Schleger,
    Steel and China and Exhibition

    Finmar Household Ware nd c

    Screenprint: 760x500mm Very good copy. Old sellotape mark on verso.

    Stock ID: 19438
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  • LYNTON.Norbert (Foreword) (Arts Council)
    Systems, Richard Allen, John Ernest, Malcolm Hughes, Colin Jones, Michael kidner, Peter Lowe, James Moyes, David Saunders, Geoffrey Smedley, Jean Spencer, Jeffrey Steele, Gillian Wise Ciobotaru.

    London (Arts Council) 1972-3

    62pp b/w illustations. sq 4to exhibiton catalogue, preserved in sticky back plastic. The Systems group took part in a series of exhibitons exploring the theory of synatx in art. The exhibition documented in this catalogue, which opened at Whitechapel Art Gallery on the 8th March 1972, aims to demonstrate the division between the individual and the collective. Includes a chart on page 4 that illustrates the movement of Constructivist artists and the incidence of group activity from 1920-1970. Introduction by Stephen Bann.

    Stock ID: 19444
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  • British Sculpture out of the Sixties by  (ICA) BARROW Gene (introduction)
    (ICA) BARROW Gene (introduction)
    British Sculpture out of the Sixties

    London (ICA) 1970

    28pp b/w illustrations. Small 4to illustrated wrapper with perfect binding, a very good copy. Exhibition curated by the American critic Gene Baro. Artists include David Annesley, Clive Baker, Roland Brener, Anthony Caro, Barry Flanagan, Gerard Hemsworth amongst others.

    Stock ID: 19445
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  • Brasilia - three items by  [BRASILIA]
    Brasilia - three items A pamphlet for the ICA Exhibition at Dover Steet: Book entitled Brasilia and Booklet also entitled Brasilia

    Brasilia: the building of a new capital for Brazil, an exhibition under the auspices of the Brazilian Embassy in London held at the ICA Dover Street 1958 4pp folded paper leaftlet: Vg. Brasilia 42pp book with white wrappers. Small square 4to. Illustrated with b/w plates and plans on acetate. Good copy but white wrappers a little age worn. Text in Spanish, English and French. Contributions by J. O. de Meira Penna, Luicio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. 1958. Brasilia 24pp booklet with black wrappers. Small 4to. Complimentary to the book, b/w photographs of buildings, sculpture and layout and produced to accompany the exhibition [?] Useful period material on the development of Brasilia. Covers a little rubbed and worn.

    Stock ID: 19446
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    Wells Coates Architect and Desginer 1895-1958

    Oxford Polytechnic Press 1979

    76pp illus with b/w plates. Small 4to. Decorated wrappers. Produced for the Wells Coates Exhibition Committee of Oxford Polytechnic. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 19448
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  • BEADEL & CO [Messrs]
    Thurgarton Priory Estate Map

    Nottingham Published Beadel and Co Auctioneers. 1887

    Attractive map, varnished and on a scroll between two wooden spools. Size.The map shows the setting and extent of the land and park associated with Thurgarton Priory and its associated house in 1887 when the property was put up for sale. The old priory was taken down in the mid-18th century by J.G. Cooper Esq., who erected the present mansion on its site, the cellars of which are the only portions of the religious sanctuary that now remain. The ancient priory was founded in 1130 by Ralph de Ayncourt, for canons of the order of St Augustine . Squire George Osbaldeston occupied the estate in the early 19th century. Sir John Robinson then bought the estate for his son who was ill, but the son never took possession. Re-offered for sale in 1883, it was subsequently occupied by the Bishop of Southwell in 1894. Boots the Chemists owned the property in the post war period. The map appears to be of the kind usually folded into sale particulars.

    Stock ID: 19449
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  • New WEBSTER Christopher
    R D Chantrell: And the architecture of a lost generation (1793-1872)

    Spire Books 2010

    338pp illustrated with 196 illustrations. 4to. Fine in dust wrapper. Chantrell - along with many architects of his generation - has hitherto been confined to the shadows of architectural history, shadows cast so adeptly by Pugin and the Ecclesiologists. This book reconsiders his many achievements and sets them within the context of architectural theory and practice of his time. Beautifully produced book. Renowned around Yorkshire for his work at Leeds Parish Church.

    Stock ID: 19450
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  • George Frederick Bodley and the Later Gothic Revival in Britain and America by  HALL Michael
    HALL Michael
    George Frederick Bodley and the Later Gothic Revival in Britain and America

    London Yale University Press 2014

    352 pp. High quality b/w and colour photographs throughout. Large 4to. Fine, in cloth boards and decorated dust wrapper. The first comprehensive exploration of the life and work of this major Gothic Revival architect, who believed that every element of a building must be part of an integrated design strategy. Commemorates the 140th anniversary of Bodley's founding of Watts & Company in 1874, to produce ecclesiastical vestments, textiles, and wallpapers. Lavishly illustrated featuring over 200 images. Presents impeccable scholarship on the work of an influential visionary of Victorian design.

    Stock ID: 19451
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  • Nicholas Hawksmoor by  [HAWKSMOOR] HART Vaughan
    [HAWKSMOOR] HART Vaughan
    Nicholas Hawksmoor rebuilding ancient wonders

    London Yale University Press for Paul Mellon Centre for British Art 2002

    299pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper. Major study of the works of Hawksmoor including all the buildings and London Churches.

    Stock ID: 19452
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    William Butterfield

    London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1971

    526pp illus with 25 colour and 392 b/w plates; previous owner's ex libris on fep, some scattered foxing. Dw in very good condition. Large 8vo. Exhaustive but readable study of Butterfield's life and career providing a comprehensive overview of his architectural projects, works in stained glass, furniture, wallpaper, metalwork and sculpture etc. First biography of this pioneer of High Victorian design who particularly pioneered the use of colour in architectural construction.

    Stock ID: 19453
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