Recent Acquisitions

  • Photographs by Cartier Bresson by  [CARTIER BRESSON] KIRSTEIN Lincoln  and NEWELL Beaumont (foreward)
    [CARTIER BRESSON] KIRSTEIN Lincoln and NEWELL Beaumont (foreward)
    Photographs by Cartier Bresson

    London Jonathan Cape 1964

    Frontis [14]pp introduction 47 b/w plates. Small 4to. Very good in dust wrapper.

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  • Möbelbau by  DIECKMANN Erich
    DIECKMANN Erich
    Möbelbau in Holz, Rohr und Stahl (Furniture Construction in Wood, Pipe and Steel)

    Stuttgart Julius Hoffman Verlag 1931

    90 (+4)pp b/w illustrations. 4to paper wrappers with illustrated dust jacket. Chipped at the head and base of the spine + worn at the edges. 11th book in the 'Die Baubücher' (the Builder) series. Brilliantly illustrated account of Dieckmann's work. shows b/w photographic plates + technical flats of chairs, wardrobes, cabinets etc. Dieckmann served a carpentry apprenticeship at the Bauhaus, Weimar, from 1921-1925, at the time of this book's publication (1931) he was head of the carpentry workshop at the Kunstgewerbeschule Burg Giebichenstein in Halle.

    Stock ID: 18946
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  • The Severn Bridge: The story of its History and Construction by  (SEVERN BRIDGE)
    (SEVERN BRIDGE)
    The Severn Bridge: The story of its History and Construction

    London for Ministry of Transport and the Welsh Office by Gloucestershire County Council 1966

    2nd edition 70pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills and some duotone maps showing routes in red. Long 8vo. Colour photograph on upper wrapper. Superb documentary photographs showing the construction process of this bridge - pioneering in the design of the decking and processes adopted in construction. Ownership ticket tipped in. From the library of William D Jenkins.

    Stock ID: 18789
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  • Time:
    [POP UP NEW YORK]
    Time:"Harvard 350 and Going Strong" issue

    New York Time Life September 8 1986

    84pp Issue of Time Magazine. Centrefold pop up of New York advertising Transamerica Insurance Company. 4to. Very good indeed.

    Stock ID: 18795
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  • Mackintosh Furniture by  BILLCLIFFE, Roger.
    BILLCLIFFE, Roger.
    Mackintosh Furniture

    Lutterwoth Press 1984

    223pp. Black and white photographs on most pages. Large 8vo. Cloth binding. Dust wrapper and book in very good condition. Well illustrated survey of Mackintosh furniture.

    Stock ID: 18796
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  • The Life of Henry Moore by  BERTHOUD, Roger
    BERTHOUD, Roger
    The Life of Henry Moore

    London Faber and Faber 1987

    465pp. Contains small collections of 191 black and white images. 8vo. Cloth binding and dw. Book block edges a little browned else in very good condition. Dust wrapper a little worn at the edges. Comprehensive biography of Moore.

    Stock ID: 18797
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  • MACKINNON, John and Kathy. CHILD, Graham. THORSELL, Jim. (complied by)
    Managing Protected Areas in the Tropics

    Gland, Switzerland IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. 1986

    295pp. . Contains many black and white images and drawings. 8vo. Wrapper and contents in very good condition. Essentially a study of methods of protection and administration of legislation for the natural environment.

    Stock ID: 18798
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  • MAILLET, Arnaud
    The Claude Glass: Use and Meaning of the Black Mirror in Western Art

    Zone Books 2004

    300pp. 8vo. Cloth binding with dw. Contains a few black and white photographs. Both dust wrapper and book in fine condition. Full length study of this forgotten piece of equipment used extensively in 18th century painting.

    Stock ID: 18800
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  • MORRIS, William.
    Architecture, Industry and Wealth

    London Longmans, Green and Co. 1902

    269pp. New Edition. Original cloth. Cloth, replacement paper spine label. Spine slightly sunned. Sympathetic repair to spine joint where it has been split. Collected papers by William Morris aspects of design, art and ocialism and the principles of conservation. Mainly given in the 1880's. There is a Kelmscott Press edition of these essays but this is the commercial edition.

    Stock ID: 18803
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  • The City and Country Builder's and Workman's Treasury of Designs : Or the Art of Drawing and Working : The Ornamental Parts of Architecture by  LANGLEY Batty
    LANGLEY Batty
    The City and Country Builder's and Workman's Treasury of Designs : Or the Art of Drawing and Working : The Ornamental Parts of Architecture illustrated by upwards of four hundred grand designs neatly engraved on one hundred and eight six copper plates.... with an appendix of fourteen plates of trusses for girders.....

    London Printed for S Harding 1777

    Title page, 2-24 pages, introduction and description of plates, illustrated with 200 plates numbered 1-186 and 1-14 complete. Quarto. New front and rear end papers and rear paste down. Rebound, half calf with gilt lettering. and blank raised bands. Harris, collation as no 450. Very bright plates throughout. Ownership signature of Joseph Kedley, Westmoreland Street Newcastle on front paste down which has been preserved. Key source book for details of joinery, carpentry and all kinds of construction detail. Introduction includes material form Palladio on the classical aspects of architectural design. Langleys' books have been criticised for being unoriginal (Harris) but they were undoubtedly popular with builders, artisans and craftsmen throughout the years of publication. The book was first published in 1740 with plates dated 1738 and 1739. The plates of roofs were added in 1745.

    Stock ID: 18912
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  • Ant Farm 1968 - 1978: Timeline by Ant Farm by  LEWALLEN Constance M and AND SEID Steve,
    LEWALLEN Constance M and AND SEID Steve,
    Ant Farm 1968 - 1978: Timeline by Ant Farm

    Berkeley University of California 2004

    First printing. 188pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Ant Farm pushed the boundaries of architecture through collective projects embracing radical ideas of the 1960s which used video, built works, museum exhibitions etc. This study documents the personalities and projects of the collective. 4to. Preserved in well applied sticky backed plastic.

    Stock ID: 18908
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  • TARN J N
    Working-class Housing in the 19th century Britain

    Lund Humphries for the Architectural Association 1971

    AA paper Number 7.105pp illus with b/w plates. 4to. Wraps. Very good indeed. Very useful study of perceptions of working class housing in the 19th century as a social problem and the steps by which it became a matter of social concern. The paper looks how a range of solutions grew out of the perception of the problems - model housing schemes, model settlements, public housing etc.

    Stock ID: 18907
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  • VANTONA TEXTILES LTD
    Rooms for Improvement

    Manchester Vantona Textiles Ltd, Vantona House, 107 Portland St., Manchester nd. c 1950

    28pp colour illustrations. Long 8vo, decorated paper wraps, very good. Attractive trade catalogue, produced by this well known firm, that specialises in bed linens, soft furnishings etc. This booklet is particularly useful for the period room layouts it illustrates using its fabrics. The firm continues to operate today.

    Stock ID: 18899
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  • DALY, Cesar & DAVIOUD, Gabriel.
    Les Théatres de la Place du Chatelet Théatre du Chatelet - Theatre - Lyrique

    Paris Librairie Généerale de L'Architecture et des Travaux Publics Ducher et Cie. nd c1866

    [4] + 42pp text by Daly, [2]pp 64 lithographic plates. Folio. Green morocco spine gilt lettered, marbled boards and end papers. Worn at edges and head and base of spine. Foxing to some plates. Plates on stubs. The designs of each theatre are documented and illustrate part of Haussmann's reconstruction of Paris. Scarce book. Davioud was architect (1862) for the Théatre du Chatelet. The Théâtre-Lyrique (now the Théâtre de la Ville) was designed by the architects Jacques-Ignace Hittorff and Alphonse Cusin and the theatres faced each other across La Place du Chatelet. The text describes the construction history of these building and is supported by superb plates which detail the layout of the auditoria etc.

    Stock ID: 18895
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  • Photographs - fourteen images by  PARIS  EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE 1889
    PARIS EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE 1889
    Photographs - fourteen images

    Mounted on card, each 170x110mm Sepia. Images are Galerie des Beuax-Arts, Cafe Marocain, Lad Dome Central, La Galleries des Machines, Pavilion du Chili, Pagode d'Angkir, La Vestibule du Palais des Beaux-Arts, La Fontaine Monumentale et le Dome Central du Champ de Mars, Fontaine Monuementale, La Fontaine de Coutan, De Dome d'Honneur, Fontaine de Coutan det Dome D'Honneur, Palais de la Cochinchine, Vue Prise du Trocadéro. Photograher not named. The Universal Exposition of 1889 (Exposition Universelle de 1889) was a highly successful international exhibition and one of the few world's fairs to make a profit. Its central attraction was the Eiffel Tower, a 300-meter high marvel of iron by Gustave Eiffel. Over eighty other structures on the Champ de Mars housed exhibits, including the impressive 1,452 foot long Galerie des Machines by Ferdinand Dutert.

    Stock ID: 18891
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  • Basil Seal Rides Again by Signed WAUGH Evelyn
    Signed WAUGH Evelyn
    Basil Seal Rides Again or The Rake's Progress

    London Chapman & Hall 1963

    Frontispiece by Kathleen Hale. Small 4to. Blue cloth, gilt lettered spine preserved in glassine as issued. Signed and numbered by Evelyn Waugh no 257 of 750. 49pp. Near fine. "Basil Seal Rides Again" was English novelist Evelyn Waugh's last published work of fiction and a satire based around the rejection of the soft, sad resignation of old age.

    Stock ID: 18887
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  • KINNEIR Jock
    Words and Buildings: the art of public lettering

    London Architectural Press 1980

    190pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. 4to. Very good with dust wrapper which is slightly sunned on the spine. Useful resource on contemporary lettering of the 1980s as well as traditional forms used in historic buildings and on monuments, street signs etc. Beautifully produced with high quality photographic images.

    Stock ID: 18886
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  • JAY, Bill. edited by
    Album Vol 1,2,3

    London Aidan Ellis Tristram Powell 1970

    Vol 1 44pp b/w photographic plates. 4to, perfect binding, very good. In this issue, Bill Brandt, selection of photographs, many published for the first time. Profile of Jim Dine, an interview with Jeffrey Blankfort (official photographer for the Black panther Movement.) Vol 2 48pp b/w photographic plates. 4to, perfect binding, spine a little flimsy + minor bump at the base, else very good. In this issue Dr P H Emerson, Eugene Smith, Richard Hamilton, Bill Brandt amongst others. Vol 3 48 pp, b/w photographic plates, 4to, perfect binding, small mark to the front cover, slightly rubbed in places else very good. In this issue Eugène Atget, Tony Ray-Jones (cover image by Ray-Jones)'Album' was a monthly publication, founded and edited by Bill Jay, publishing 12 issues between 1970-1971. Although short lived, 'Album' featured many up and coming photographers who later gained greater notoriety.

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  • Punk Rock  by  DEMPSEY. Michael, publisher JEDRASZCZYK Ralf, CZEZOWSKI, Andy, JONES. Barry, compilers. RIDGERS, Derek,  photographer.
    DEMPSEY. Michael, publisher JEDRASZCZYK Ralf, CZEZOWSKI, Andy, JONES. Barry, compilers. RIDGERS, Derek, photographer.
    Punk Rock 100 Nights at The Roxy

    London Big O Publishing Ltd., [Michael Dempsey] 1978 (1st edition)

    96pp colour + b/w illustration. 4to perfect binding illustrated wrappers. VG. Cult book documenting gigs at the Roxy Club from December 1976 to April 1977. In this short period the club hosted some of the most important bands in British Punk, including Adverts (managed by Michael Dempsey), The Damned, Wire, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Clash, Penetration, Buzzcocks, X-Ray Spex and others. Hard to find in this condition.

    Stock ID: 18228
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  • Punk by  DAVIS. Julie,
    DAVIS. Julie,
    Punk

    London Millington Davison Publishing Ltd., 1977

    4to perfect binding. B/w illustration, Illustrated wrappers. VG condition. A brilliant photographic account, capturing the spirit of Punk. With writing from key figures including Lucy Toothpaste Charlie Chainsaw and Alan Anger. Bands noted include The Damned, The Clash, Buzzcocks, X-Ray Specs, The Ramones, Sex Pistols, Siouxsie & the Banshees amongst others. Scarce.

    Stock ID: 18231
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