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  • The Houses and Gardens of M. H. Ballie Scott by [BALLIE SCOTT ] MACDONALD-SMITH, Ian.
    [BALLIE SCOTT ] MACDONALD-SMITH, Ian.
    The Houses and Gardens of M. H. Ballie Scott

    New York Rizolli (2010) 2012

    240pp illustrated with colour plates. Square 4to. Fine in dust wrapper. Beautifully illustrated documentary study of the houses and gardens by Ballie Scott

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  • A Complete Catalogue of Garden Furniture and Ornament by WHITE, John P. for the Pyghtle Works
    WHITE, John P. for the Pyghtle Works
    A Complete Catalogue of Garden Furniture and Ornament

    Bedford, the Pyghtle Works 1906

    112pp with b/w illustrations throughout and 2 colour plates. Original boards and cloth spine. Upper board has colour paste down illustration present. Small stain on upper board. Good copy. The Pyghtle Works were renowned for producing beautifully designed furniture of the highest quality, which they sold in Bedford and through Liberty & Co. in London. H.M Baillie Scott famously designed a series of 120 pieces for the company in 1901. This is a comprehensive catalogue of all garden- related products sold by the firm, including furniture (benches and seats designed by Baillie Scott), sculptures, summerhouses, pergolas etc. All items are illustrated, with measurements and prices given. Scarce. Stamp on half title announcing the London…

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    Bedford, the Pyghtle Works 1906

    112pp with b/w illustrations throughout and 2 colour plates. Original boards and cloth spine. Upper board has colour paste down illustration present. Small stain on upper board. Good copy. The Pyghtle Works were renowned for producing beautifully designed furniture of the highest quality, which they sold in Bedford and through Liberty & Co. in London. H.M Baillie Scott famously designed a series of 120 pieces for the company in 1901. This is a comprehensive catalogue of all garden- related products sold by the firm, including furniture (benches and seats designed by Baillie Scott), sculptures, summerhouses, pergolas etc. All items are illustrated, with measurements and prices given. Scarce. Stamp on half title announcing the London Office has removed to 123 Bond Street.

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  • Unit One: The Modern Movement in English Architecture, Painting and Sculpture by READ, Herbert (ed.)
    READ, Herbert (ed.)
    Unit One: The Modern Movement in English Architecture, Painting and Sculpture

    London, Cassell 1934

    124pp, 67 plates b/w photographs. 4to. Yellow cloth with brown lettering in dw which is preserved in good order in a glassine wrapper. Iconic book which covers work by: Sculptors: Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth; Painters: John Armstrong, John Bigge, Edward Burra, Tristram Hillier, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson, Edward Wadsworth; Architects: Wells Coates, Colin Lucas. Bookplate of Arthur Cyril Hilton 1897-1960 on front paste down. Hilton exhibited, as a modernist painter, at Manchester City Art Gallery, The Walker, in Liverpool and Salford. He was influenced by Claude Flight. His ownership stamp also stamped onto fore edges of the book but this does not detract.

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  • Flats, Urban Houses and Cottage Homes: by SHAW SPARROW, W. (editor)
    SHAW SPARROW, W. (editor)
    Flats, Urban Houses and Cottage Homes: Companion volume to the British Home of Today

    London, Hodder and Stoughton 1907

    130 + viipp illus with c19 colour plates including colour fold out of Heathcote, Yorkshire and many b/w plates. vii pp period ads . 4to. Decorated and lettered open weave flimsy cloth. Text pages internally have scattered foxing particularly affecting the prelims. Repaired at spine which had become detached from book block. Contributors include C R Ashbee, Ballie Scott, Edwin Lutyens, G L Sutcliffe and others. Superb frontis of a London mansion block by Frank T Verity who wrote the text with Edwin T Hall and Gerald C Horsley. Colour ills include mansion blocks in London and superb double page spread of Heathcote Hall, Ilkley.

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  • ASHURST, John & Nicola
    Practical Building Conservation. Volume 5. Wood, Glass & Resins English Heritage Technical Handbook

    Gower Technical Publications [1989] 1990

    xi + 114pp with b/w plates and diagrams in text. 4to. Boards in dw. Volume 5 Wood, Glass and Resins examines the repair and treatment of timber and glass. Sections on wood analyse the problems of fungi, insects, and timer distortion and explore the use of substitute materials and finishes for external surfaces. Techniques for conservation of historic glass include an evaluation of cleaning methods, treatment of paint loss and how to protect glass from vandalism, breakage and the problems of variable climatic conditions.

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  • ASHURST, John & Nicola
    Practical Building Conservation, Volume 4, Metals

    Aldershot, Gower Technical Press 1[1989] 1990 reprint

    xiii, 129pp. b/w diagrams and photographs. 4to. Very good in decorated dust wrapper. An English Heritage Technical Handbook. Detailed descriptions of processes, methods and materials used. Chapters on conserving cast iron, copper roofing, lead and bronze sculpture.

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  • ASHURST, John & Nicola
    Practical Building Conservation, Volume 3, Mortars, Plasters and Renders

    Aldershot, Gower Technical Press [1989] 1990 reprint

    ix, 85pp. bw diagrams and photographs.4to. Very good in decorated dust wrapper. An English Heritage Technical Handbook. Detailed descriptions of processes, methods and materials used (cement, limewashes, lime paints, etc.) with four interesting case study examples.

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  • ASHURST, John & Nicola
    Practical Building Conservation. Volume 2. Brick, Terracotta & Earth English Heritage Technical Handbook

    Gower Technical Publishing [1989] 1990 reprint

    xiii + 126pp with b/w plates and diagrams in text. 4to. Boards in dw. New copy. Volume 2 Brick, Terracotta and Earth covers the control of damp and the repair and maintenance of brick, clay and earth structures. The book investigates the causes of damp (with a fascinating case study), methods of mortar analysis and their advantages and disadvantages, and gives a guide to pointing stone and brick work.

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  • ASHURST, John & Nicola
    Practical Building Conservation. Volume 1. Stone Masonry. English Heritage Technical Handbook

    Gower [1988] 1990 reprint

    xiii +100pp with b/w plates and diagrams in text. 4to. Boards in dw. Volume 1 Stone Masonry covers the repair and maintenance of stone. The book deals with diagnosing problems, routine maintenance, repair and replacement of all types of stone structures. Controlling organic growth is included as well as methods of grouting. Detailed sections explain the methods of repairing with mortar, masonry cleaning and its long term effects, and how to clean and treat marble and limestone. Finally the authors analyse the effects of masonry consolidants and colourless water repellent treatments.

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  • William Kent by WEBER Susan
    WEBER Susan
    William Kent

    London Yale 2014

    656pp illustrated throughout with colour and b/w plates. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center in New York, and the V & A in London, this grand volume provides a comprehensive survey of William Kent's work in fields as diverse as landscape architecture and book illustration. Sumptuously illustrated and consisting of essays by top international experts, this is the most thorough investigation to date of the designer who truly shaped the taste of 18th-century Britain. New copy.

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  • 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.

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  • UNWIN Raymond
    Town Planning in Practice: An introduction to the art of designing cities and suburbs

    London: Fisher Unwin 1909

    First edition. xxi + (i) + 416pp illustrated with over 300 illustration including photographs. Has 7 folding plans. Original green gilt decorated cloth. 4to. Cloth a little rubbed else good copy. White sheet of paper pasted onto front end paper. Issued in association with the first Town Planing Act of 1909 this is a key text advocating an imaginative approach to planning and townscape development. With examples of Unwin's own projects from Letchworth and Hamptead Garden Suburb. Hard to find.

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  • SYMONDSON Anthony and BUCKNALL Stephen
    Sir Ninian Comper

    Spire Books and the Ecclesiological Society 2006

    336pp illustrated with b/w plates. Small 4to. Decorated wrappers illustrating Comper's church interior at St Mary's Wellingborough. Comper (1864-1960 was one of the great Gothic Revival architects. The study includes a complete gazetteer of some 600 entries and a reprint of Comper's influential essay "Atmosphere of a Church".

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  • (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.

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  • DRESSER Christopher et al.
    The Technical Educator: An Encyclopaedia of Technical Education

    London Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. nd 1870-1873

    Publication in parts begun in 1870 - 104 parts issued, completed 1872. Four volumes, each with chromolithographic frontis. Vol. 1: iv + 412 pp; Vol. 2: iv + 412 pp; Vol. 3: iv + 412pp; and Vol. 4: iv + 428 pp. Small 4to. Publisher's quarter calf with gilt lettering. Vg. Collection of Dresser's series of 31 articles, including the first printing of his article "Principles of Design" within these volumes. The articles formed the basis of the 1876 book, 'Studies in Design'. Dresser's designs include the first appearance of his aesthetic teapot. Other articles include 'Chemistry Applied to the Arts', 'Material on Colour Pigments', 'Civil Engineering', 'Colour Theory' (by…

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    London Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. nd 1870-1873

    Publication in parts begun in 1870 - 104 parts issued, completed 1872. Four volumes, each with chromolithographic frontis. Vol. 1: iv + 412 pp; Vol. 2: iv + 412 pp; Vol. 3: iv + 412pp; and Vol. 4: iv + 428 pp. Small 4to. Publisher's quarter calf with gilt lettering. Vg. Collection of Dresser's series of 31 articles, including the first printing of his article "Principles of Design" within these volumes. The articles formed the basis of the 1876 book, 'Studies in Design'. Dresser's designs include the first appearance of his aesthetic teapot. Other articles include 'Chemistry Applied to the Arts', 'Material on Colour Pigments', 'Civil Engineering', 'Colour Theory' (by A H Church) 'The Lathe', 'Optical Instruments', 'Museums: Their Construction, Arrangement and Management', 'Photography, 'Ship Building', etc. Bright set. A brilliant example of journals at the time demonstrating the whole range of interests the Victorians held in design matters. Cassell's Technical Educator was the most successful of the Victorian self-help part-works. It was a companion to Cassell's New Popular Educator. It appears to have come out in fortnightly issues over a period of 2 years - although most surviving copies seem to have been sold as two or four volume sets. The intended readership was evidently the upwardly mobile class of skilled artisans and mechanics.

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  • FENTON, Carol
    Skelmersdale: A New Town in the Making Part One From Fantasy to First Brick

    Skelmersdale, Beacon Press 2014

    93pp illustrated. Useful for the early development planning of Skelmersdale set in the context of early garden cities and New Towns Policy.

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  • Ed Kluz: by (ED KLUZ) Knox, Tim HORSFALL TURNER, Olivia.
    (ED KLUZ) Knox, Tim HORSFALL TURNER, Olivia.
    Ed Kluz: The Lost House Revisited

    London Merrell 2017

    Foreword by John Harris. 192 pages 200 illustrations. 4to. Red boards with illustrated dust wrapper. Stunning publication which illustrates Ed Kluz's paintings with commentaries by the authors on the houses featured and lost country houses in general.

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  • Kunst der sechziger Jahre im Wallraf-Richartz Museum Köln 1969 - (3. erweiterte Auflage) - Art of the Sixties by [POP ART]
    [POP ART]
    Kunst der sechziger Jahre im Wallraf-Richartz Museum Köln 1969 - (3. erweiterte Auflage) - Art of the Sixties

    Köln, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Köln,

    Third edition. Unpaginated . Vinyl binding with title embossed. Perspex binder with 50mm binding screws keeping the book together. Silk paper prelims. Mounted colour images. One replacement binding screw has been inserted, similar to the original. Upper wrapper a bit warped. Magnificent exhibition catalogue based on a model of Wolf Vostell and printed on various media (polystyrene sheets, acetate, kraft paper, etc.). Illustrated with innumerable reproductions including some fold outs. Includes works of Joseph Albers, Horst, Joseph Beuys, Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Dan Flavin, Richard Hamilton, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Yves Klein, Sol Lewitt, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, Gerhard Richter, Pierre Soulage, Antoni Tapies, Wayne Thiebaud, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol. Texts…

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    Köln, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Köln,

    Third edition. Unpaginated . Vinyl binding with title embossed. Perspex binder with 50mm binding screws keeping the book together. Silk paper prelims. Mounted colour images. One replacement binding screw has been inserted, similar to the original. Upper wrapper a bit warped. Magnificent exhibition catalogue based on a model of Wolf Vostell and printed on various media (polystyrene sheets, acetate, kraft paper, etc.). Illustrated with innumerable reproductions including some fold outs. Includes works of Joseph Albers, Horst, Joseph Beuys, Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Dan Flavin, Richard Hamilton, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Yves Klein, Sol Lewitt, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, Gerhard Richter, Pierre Soulage, Antoni Tapies, Wayne Thiebaud, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol. Texts in English and German.

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  • BLAGDON-GAMLEN, Peter E.
    Martin Travers 1886-1948 A Handlist of his Work

    London The Ecclesiological Society 1997

    ix,45pp, bw illustrations. In blue paper covers with pink titles and decoration. Tributes and reminiscences paid to the stained glass designer, architect and illustrator with a list of his works and where they might be found at the rear of the book.

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  • Does Yellow Run Forever by GRAHAM, Paul
    GRAHAM, Paul
    Does Yellow Run Forever

    Birminghm MACK 2014

    96pp. 8vo. A.E.G. Golden velvet cloth with embossed title on upper board. Golden end papers. Comprises a series of photographs touching upon the ephemeral question of what we seek and value in life, love, wealth, beauty, clear-eyed reality or an inner dream world. Images include -streaked landscapes in Ireland, pawnshop storefronts in New York's rougher neighbourhoods and portraits of a woman. Lovely book.

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