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  • 11 Los Angeles Artists by TUCHMAN, Maurice and LIVINGSTON, Jane [ Curators ]
    TUCHMAN, Maurice and LIVINGSTON, Jane [ Curators ]
    11 Los Angeles Artists

    London Whitechapel 1971

    Unpagnated c40pp 98 numbers described, some illustrated in colour and b/w. 4to. Decorated wrappers. T These a little worn with some foxing on lower wrapper. The First European Exhibition of Art from Los Angeles. 11 Los Angeles Artists was curated by Maurice Tuchman and Jane Livingston from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition featured the work of a 'small diverse group of artists', many of them only recently out of art school. Some of these younger artists, including Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, John McLaughlin, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha and William Wegman, were little known in the US outside a small number of alternative galleries. Held at the almost new Hayward Gallery on London's…

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    London Whitechapel 1971

    Unpagnated c40pp 98 numbers described, some illustrated in colour and b/w. 4to. Decorated wrappers. T These a little worn with some foxing on lower wrapper. The First European Exhibition of Art from Los Angeles. 11 Los Angeles Artists was curated by Maurice Tuchman and Jane Livingston from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition featured the work of a 'small diverse group of artists', many of them only recently out of art school. Some of these younger artists, including Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, John McLaughlin, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha and William Wegman, were little known in the US outside a small number of alternative galleries. Held at the almost new Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank.

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    Stock ID: 20772
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  • 5 Devon Potters by Signed by all five potters DAVIES, Peter
    Signed by all five potters DAVIES, Peter
    5 Devon Potters

    Produced by Jones & Palmer Ltd nd 2004

    96pp, with full page colour illustrations of the pots featured. 4to. Cloth bound. Very good with dust wrapper. Introduction by Tanya Harrod. Photography by Chris Chapman. Features the work of Svend Bayer, Bruce Chivers, Clive Bowen, Nic Collins, Tim Andrews. Beautifully produced study of contemporary ceramics.

    Stock ID: 20833
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  • A By Andy Warhol by WARHOL, Andy.
    WARHOL, Andy.
    A By Andy Warhol

    Grove Press, Inc, 1968

    First edition. First printing 451pp Dust jacket and edges shows shelf wear and has a number of short tears along top edge. Not price clipped but inner flap has been creased. Cloth a little faded along lower edge. he Pop Art legend's first novel, consisting of transcriptions of conversations between the author and Factory-figure Ondine. From the collection of Eduardo Paolozzi but without his ownership signature. Slight musty smell.

    Stock ID: 20830
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  • A Camera on Unknown London by HOPPÉ E. O.
    HOPPÉ E. O.
    A Camera on Unknown London

    London J. M. Dent and Sons (1936) 1937

    Unpaginated c. 120pp, b/w illus with captions, 8vo cloth,decorated endpapers. Pictorial dw has pieces missing to the upper and lower, else a vg copy. Loosely inserted article on a Hoppé exhibition. Book made at The Temple Press, Letchworth. Ex Libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 19939
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  • A Catalogue of British Drawings For Architecture, Decoration, Sculpture, and Landscape Gardening, 1550-1900, in American Collections. by HARRIS John
    HARRIS John
    A Catalogue of British Drawings For Architecture, Decoration, Sculpture, and Landscape Gardening, 1550-1900, in American Collections.

    Upper Saddle River, New Jersey Gregg Press 1971

    355 pp + 263 illustrations. Quarto. Blue lettered cloth. Good copy. Bookplate of Henry Potts on front paste down.

    Stock ID: 20545
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  • A Cataogue of Garden Ornament in Terra-Cotta by MANIFATTURA DI SIGNA
    MANIFATTURA DI SIGNA
    A Cataogue of Garden Ornament in Terra-Cotta Being a selection of vases, pedestals, tazzae, giardinier, fountains, statuary etc. made by the Manfattura di Singa17 Mount Street London, Via Cecchietti, Florecne and Via Del Babuino Rome.

    London 17 Mount Street W. nd c1910

    26pp illustrated with b/w plates of various designed garden ornaments. 5pp introductory text. The remainder illustrates various terra cottas but refers to a much larger catalogue available with over 1000 examples. Last page is a list of clients supplied - mostly gentry. Manifattura di Signa, founded in Signa (Florence), in 1895 by Camillo Bondi. The factory catered to the tastes of those wanting reproductions of sculptural and decorative masterpieces from Etruscan to Greek statuary; from Roman to Renaissance; from Moorish vases to contemporary Liberty creations. Inner wrapper has pencil notes on prices of some pieces. Title page a little dusty else very good. Decorated wrappers, stitched.

    Stock ID: 20857
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  • A Civic Survey and Plan for the City and Royal Burgh of Edinburgh by ABERCROMBIE, Prof. Patrick.
    ABERCROMBIE, Prof. Patrick.
    A Civic Survey and Plan for the City and Royal Burgh of Edinburgh

    Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1949.

    115 pgs.54 plates. and many tables and diagrams. Also 25 folding colour maps (3 in pocket at end). Decorative Cloth. Vg with slightly worn dw. Beautifully produced survey and plan for Edinburgh. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20228
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  • A Complete Catalogue of Garden Furniture and Ornament by [ BALLIE SCOTT] WHITE, John P. for the Pyghtle Works
    [ BALLIE SCOTT] 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. Inner hinges a bit shaky. 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…

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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. Inner hinges a bit shaky. 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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    Stock ID: 20685
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  • A History of the Gothic Revival: an attempt to show how the taste for medaeval architecture which lintered in England during the last centuries has since been encouraged and developed by EASTLAKE Charles L
    EASTLAKE Charles L
    A History of the Gothic Revival: an attempt to show how the taste for medaeval architecture which lintered in England during the last centuries has since been encouraged and developed

    London, Longmans Green and Co 1872

    xvi + 427 + (1)pp, 36 woodcut plates, 12 text ills, one leaf publishers' adverts. Many buildings illustrated erected between 1860 and 1870. This was the first published study on the gothic revival, and although it is widely available in a reprint this is a lovely copy of the original decorated and stamped cloth possibly designed by Eastlake to reflect the gothic subject matter of the book. Sl. rubbed at head and base of spine, scratch on spine and related small tear else a very good copy. Bookplate of William J Newton R S A and his stamp on half title.

    Stock ID: 19643
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  • CRITTALL W. F.
    A Metal Window Dictionary Containing illustrated descriptions of technical terms used in manufacture and installation

    London B T Batsford 1953

    printed at the Curwen Press. 82pp illustrated with blue line ills adjacent to the text. A-Z of technical terms relating to metal windows produced as an aid to trainees, architectural students and builders. Decorated cloth covered boards, black cloth spine with gilt lettering. Very good.

    Stock ID: 20501
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  • A Nation's Heritage by RAWNSLEY, H. D.
    RAWNSLEY, H. D.
    A Nation's Heritage

    London George Allen & Unwin 1920

    160pp 8 full page plates. 8vo blue boards with paste down title. Account of a summer tour of National Trust 'possessions' (national parks, reserves, houses etc) in the West of Britain. Rawnsley is remembered chiefly for his campaigns to preserve the Lake District landscape and as a founder of the National Trust. Ex Libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate on the front pastedown.

    Stock ID: 20239
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  • TURNER Mark (intro)
    A Popular Art: British Wallpapers 1930-1960: An Exhibition from the Silver Studio Collection

    Middlesex Polytechnic 1989

    72pp illus with b/w and colour plates. Royal 8vo. Decorated wraps with dw, this sl soiled. To accompany the important exhibition of the Silver Studio Collection. Essays contributed by Mark Pinney and Leslie Hoskins. One or two illustration pages are slightly stuck in the corners. Images unaffected. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 19980
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  • NICHOLSON, Peter.
    A Practical treatise on the Art of Masonry and Stone Cutting; containing the construction of profiles of arches, heispheric niches, hemispheric domes, cyndrical groins, vertical conic vaults, cylindro-sylindrical groins, vertical conic vaults..... and gothic ceilings: essential to engineers, architects and stone masons

    London M Taylor 1839 a new edition

    Frontis, vii, 111pp and 43 elegantly engraved plates. Marble boards, quarter calf, new end papers . Evidence of faint water stain to frontis and some plates else a very good copy.

    Stock ID: 20524
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  • A Practical Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Smoky Chimneys by SILVER, George.
    SILVER, George.
    A Practical Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Smoky Chimneys with an Appendix, Containing Various Extracts Connected with the Subject, and Testimonials of the Author's Experience.

    Glasgow, Blackie & Son 1836

    vi, 114pp. Green cloth. small 8vo. No title labels. Yellow end papers. Good copy. Dedication leaf to The Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Moray. Proposes remedies developed over a long career. The appendix starts at page 50 and thereafter there is a fascinating list of places where George Silver has worked as "smoke curer" and some case studies of how he proceeded with his cures. A quirky little book. Unusual.

    Stock ID: 20839
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  • Trade Catalogue (WILLIAM COWLIN & SON, LTD.)
    A Record of Building William Cowlin & Son Ltd Builders & Contractors

    Croydon Civil Engineering Publications LTD n.d c.1957

    82pp, b/w plates with captions. Long 4to boards with blue cloth spine. Bristol based firm William Cowlin and Son was founded in 1834. This illustrated trade catalogue documents a variety of projects undertaken by the firm, all architects are named. Shows many early and mid 20th century public, commercial and industrial buildings in the south west of England and Wales. Including The Council House, Bristol by E. Vincent Harris and Electricity House, Bristol by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, Son & Partner.

    Stock ID: 19653
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  • [LORD LEVERHULME AND RIVINGTON] IRVINE, Wm. Fergusson.
    A Short History of the Township of Rivington in the County of Lancaster with some Account of the Church and Grammar School

    Edinburgh The Ballantyne Press 1904

    Presentation copy from W H Lever on the occasion of the opening of Lever Park, Rivington, May 18th 1904. (xvii) + 211pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and including a fold out map of the area proposed for the park beside the reservoir. Large paper edition Tall quarto, brown buckram. From the Hayhurst library. William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme presented the area adjacent to the reservoir to be used as a public park just belowthe Bungalow and associated Japanese gardens which he constructed and lived in occasionally. The gardensare currently being restored but after a chequered history, the bungalow has been now demolished. Soon after it was built, Suffragette Edith Rigby claimed to have…

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    Edinburgh The Ballantyne Press 1904

    Presentation copy from W H Lever on the occasion of the opening of Lever Park, Rivington, May 18th 1904. (xvii) + 211pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and including a fold out map of the area proposed for the park beside the reservoir. Large paper edition Tall quarto, brown buckram. From the Hayhurst library. William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme presented the area adjacent to the reservoir to be used as a public park just belowthe Bungalow and associated Japanese gardens which he constructed and lived in occasionally. The gardensare currently being restored but after a chequered history, the bungalow has been now demolished. Soon after it was built, Suffragette Edith Rigby claimed to have set fire to it on 7 July 1913. It was rebuilt but was demolished after the war finally. The park area was a philanthropic gesture for the people of Lancashire. His scheme included a scaled down version of Liverpool Castle which is beside the reservoir. He renovated a series of old barns on the site to be used as public halls for tea dances etc. The park remains open today.

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    Stock ID: 20558
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  • STAPLETON H E C: PACE G G and DAY J E
    A Skilful Master Builder: William Anelay Limited

    York William Anelay Ltd in association with Sessions York 1975

    72pp illus with b/w plates. 4to. Decorated wrappers. Vg. Cover design by Russell Platt. History of this important building firm still operating as a specialist building firm with an emphasis on conservation. Includes list of completed jobs. Anelay's were the key contractors used by Walter Brierley. Signed by W P Anelay, H E C Stapleton, Charles Anelay and Russell P Croft on title page.

    Stock ID: 19567
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  • SHARPE Edmund
    A Treatise on the Rise and Progress of Decorated Window Tracery in England: illustrated with ninety seven woodcuts and six engravings on steel with Decorated Windows: A Series of Illustrations of the Window Tracery of the Decorated Style of Ecclesiastical Architecture...

    London: John van Voorst 1849

    Vol. I: xii, 111pp, incl 97 ills and 6 plates; vol. II: 60 plates with a leaf of descriptive text. 228x150mm. Uniform blue gilt lettered cloth. Very good and very bright set of this study. Predates Sharpe's more well known treatise 'Architectural Parallels.' Previous owner's name in ink on front paste down of each volume.

    Stock ID: 6100
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  • Advertising Art: tricks of the trade by HALL Dixi Gail
    HALL Dixi Gail
    Advertising Art: tricks of the trade

    Walter F Foster nd c1950

    40pp illustrated with 4 monotone and many b/w plates. Folio. Stapled. Striking colour wrappers. USA graphic designer ending up eventually with his own Hollywood advertising agency moving on to Laguna Beach where he specialised in design and illustration.

    Stock ID: 20278
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  • Aesthetics and Technology in Building by NERVI, Pier Luigi.
    NERVI, Pier Luigi.
    Aesthetics and Technology in Building Translated from the Italian by Robert Einaudi

    Cambridge, MA/Oxford Harvard University Press/Oxford University Press 1966

    198pp, b/w photographic plates + line illus. Long 4to blue cloth with pictorial dw. Wrapper a little chipped and creased else very good indeed. pen inscription to the fep. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate on the front paste down.

    Stock ID: 19965
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