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  • [ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, BURFORD]
    10 greetings card c1949 issued as souvenirs

    Burford Church is one of the most visited in the Oxfordshire area. This small group of souvenir cards c1949 are from original rubbings by Benjiman Consitt Boulter and similarly the drawings are by him. He was a British schoolmaster and illustrator (1876-1960) who as well as these cards illustrated the guide book to the church issued to visitors at the time.

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  • 1851 and the Crystal Palace by HOBHOUSE, Christopher
    HOBHOUSE, Christopher
    1851 and the Crystal Palace being an account of the Great Exhibition and its contents; of Joseph Paxton; and the erection, the subsequent history and the destruction of his masterpiece.....

    London John Murray [1939] 1950 Revised edition

    181pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. Introduction by Osbert Lancaster. Decorate end papers. Decorated boards with dust wrapper the latter a bit chipped with about 2.5cm torn away against lower board.

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  • 1951 Design Congress: Theme Design Policy in Industry as a responsibility of High Level Management by [COID]
    [COID]
    1951 Design Congress: Theme Design Policy in Industry as a responsibility of High Level Management

    The Council of Industrial Design 1951

    Series of papers, each with separate pagination, bound together each with paper title page giving title and presenter of each. Long 4to. Crème cloth covered boards, gilt lettering on the spine. Primary paper by Colin S. Anderson, Director Green & Co Ltd, Managers of the Orient Line. [10pp] Main papers by Prof Egidio Bonfante, Advisor toe Olivetti, [11pp] Dante Giacosa, Director of Engineering of S. A. Fiat, [10pp] Harold Hartley, Chairman of Radiation Ltd, [9pp, Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Vice President of Corning Glass Works, [13pp] C. H. Jackson, BOAC Executive on Industrial design in British Overseas Airways Corporation [11pp] Lord Latham, Chair of London Transport on Design in London Transport [8pp] Kenneth…

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    The Council of Industrial Design 1951

    Series of papers, each with separate pagination, bound together each with paper title page giving title and presenter of each. Long 4to. Crème cloth covered boards, gilt lettering on the spine. Primary paper by Colin S. Anderson, Director Green & Co Ltd, Managers of the Orient Line. [10pp] Main papers by Prof Egidio Bonfante, Advisor toe Olivetti, [11pp] Dante Giacosa, Director of Engineering of S. A. Fiat, [10pp] Harold Hartley, Chairman of Radiation Ltd, [9pp, Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Vice President of Corning Glass Works, [13pp] C. H. Jackson, BOAC Executive on Industrial design in British Overseas Airways Corporation [11pp] Lord Latham, Chair of London Transport on Design in London Transport [8pp] Kenneth Lee Chairman of Tootal Broadhurst Lee on Textile Manufacture [8pp] + a series 14 further secondary papers themed on aspects of industrial design. Ex Royal Society of Arts library with class mark on spine and paper label on rear paste down.

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  • (ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS)
    50 Years Bauhaus German Exhibition, Sponsored by the Federal Republic of Germany

    London (ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS) 1968

    363pp colour + b/w illustrations. Square 4to heavy card wrappers with illustrated dust wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly rubbed otherwise a very good copy. An attractive and extensive study to accompany the exhibition. It is divided into the following sections, 'Preliminary course and teaching', 'Workshops' 'Architecture + Design', 'Painting, Sculpture and Graphics', Life at the Bauhaus' and 'Continuation of teaching'. This structure gives the book an in-depth and concise overview of all aspects of Bauhaus teaching. With short supplement in matching blue wrappers.

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  • [MILBANK] TATE Bryan [text] BRYANT, Richard [Photographs]
    9 Milbank Headquarters of ICI

    1988

    24pp booklet on the refurbishment of 9 Milbank with colour photographs throughout. Decorated wrap around wrappers. Loosely inserted fact sheet on the main doors included which describes the 12 panels on the metal doors, designed by Mr W Fagan and which show the evolution of civilisation as a result of scientific discoveries The six door panels on the left showing scenes of primitive man, and the six panels on the right showing scenes of modern man. . Includes colour reproduction of print commissioned from David Gentleman.

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  • OKEY, Thomas.
    A Basketful of Memories: An autobiographical sketch

    London J M Dent Ltd nd c1930

    152pp illustrated. Pages slightly foxed. Decorated boards with basket motifs throughout. Thomas Okey (1852–1935) was an expert on basket weaving and is also well known for his translations of topographical works. This work recalls his role in the arts and crafts movement, his associations with William Morris and Arnold Toynbee amongst others. Fascinating book in lovely binding reflecting his key skill area in its design

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  • A Book of Designs of Ecclesiastical Art by JONES & WILLIS LTD
    JONES & WILLIS LTD
    A Book of Designs of Ecclesiastical Art

    nd c1900

    viii + 187 pages +some tissue guards. 4to.240 x 290mm. Cloth spine, decorated boards. Browned end papers and binding a bit shaky. Boards worn else internally good. Two colour images of products. Prices given. Noted as the 80th edition. Early introductory pages indicate the firm exhibited at a number of World Fairs. One image from page 127 showing a pulpit design has been clipped out.

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  • A Bottle of Notes and Some Voyages by Signed by Claes Oldenburg (OLDENBURG) CELANT Germano
    Signed by Claes Oldenburg (OLDENBURG) CELANT Germano
    A Bottle of Notes and Some Voyages Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen

    Sunderland Northern Centre for Contemporary Arts, sponsored by the Henry Moore Foundation et al. 1988

    234 pages of bw and colour photographs and illustrations of art work by the artists. Stiff card covers with illustrated wrappers over. Loosely inserted private view card for the Leeds showing of this exhibition and an associated press release. Signed on the half title by Claes Oldenburg. Great catalogue made for a major touring show of works made by Oldenburg and his wife Coosje van Bruggen.

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  • A Catalogue of Netherlandish and North European Roundels in Britain by COLE William
    COLE William
    A Catalogue of Netherlandish and North European Roundels in Britain

    Oxford Oxford University Press 1993

    342 pp. B/w ills throughout. 4to. Cloth cover. Decorated dust wrapper in protective sleeve. The first catalogue of Britain's collection of 16th and 17th century stained glass roundels, mostly from Holland and Belgium. An important source book for researchers of drawings and engravings, and students of stained glass.

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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 but which has protected the cloth. Beautifully produced survey and plan for Edinburgh. Previous owner's name on front end paper.

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  • ACADEMY ARCHITECTURE
    A Collection of Coloured Plates from Academy Architecture

    London Alex Koch & Sons nd c1916

    Unpaginated. c60pp single sided illustrations which first appeared in Academy Architecture. In each case, the architect, location and details of the building illustrated is given. A wide variety of architects both in the UK and Europe are noted. Red cloth. Gilt titles on upper board. No title page. In most cases the year in which the illustration appeared is given. Generally between 1902 and 1915 although some illustrations appear without dates. Curious compilation. With bookplate of Colin Amery on front paste down and pencil signature of a former owner as H E Hills dated May 30th 1916.

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  • A concise history and analysis of all the principal styles of architecture : by [BOID E] ANON
    [BOID E] ANON
    A concise history and analysis of all the principal styles of architecture : namely, Egyptian, Grecian, Roman, that of the dark ages, of the Arabians and of the Normans; including a detailed description of the origin, progress and decline of the Gothic. To which is added, a sketch of the architecture of England, down to the present time. / By an amateur.

    London Horatio Phillips [1829]

    xx, [3]-212pp and 8 plates. 8vo. Edges uncut. Original boards, rebacked & with new spine label. Ex libri Roger Quick with note in pencil about the publication.

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  • A Concrete Atlantis: U.S. Industrial Building and European Modern Architecture 1900-1925 by BANHAM Reyner
    BANHAM Reyner
    A Concrete Atlantis: U.S. Industrial Building and European Modern Architecture 1900-1925

    Cambridge, Mass MIT Press 1986

    266pp illustrated. 4to. First edition of this book by author of Theory and Design in the First Machine Age. On the relationship between U S industrial buildings and European design. Very good in good dust wrapper.

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  • [BOURNVILLE] WRAY W. J. and FERGUSON, M. A, Editors
    A Day continuation School at Work Papers by Twelve Contributors

    London Longmans Green and Co. 1920

    212pp illustrated with b/w plates showing adolescent children at work at these schools. Ex Cocoa Works Library, Rowntree York and with stamp of Joseph Rowntree Homestead Library on front end paper. Class mark on spine. Paper spine label rubbed and chipped. Corners of boards bumped. Insightful on education organised separately for boys and girls. Cadbury Bournville's commitment to the education and welfare of its employees and family is fascinating. This book provides papers on the various aspects of education it covered including natural history, arts and crafts, science, physical training for girls, mathematics. The Bournville experiment ran between 1913 - 1946 but this book advocates the wider adoption of the principles. It aimed…

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    London Longmans Green and Co. 1920

    212pp illustrated with b/w plates showing adolescent children at work at these schools. Ex Cocoa Works Library, Rowntree York and with stamp of Joseph Rowntree Homestead Library on front end paper. Class mark on spine. Paper spine label rubbed and chipped. Corners of boards bumped. Insightful on education organised separately for boys and girls. Cadbury Bournville's commitment to the education and welfare of its employees and family is fascinating. This book provides papers on the various aspects of education it covered including natural history, arts and crafts, science, physical training for girls, mathematics. The Bournville experiment ran between 1913 - 1946 but this book advocates the wider adoption of the principles. It aimed to offer young employees access to education. The chapters in the book by different contributors basically show the experience of their writers. Given the date of the book it insightful on the range of education for girls.

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    Stock ID: 21729
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  • RAY JONES, Tony [1941-1972]
    A Day Off

    [London Thames and Hudson 1974] Boston, New York Graphic Society 1974

    First American edition. 14pp + 120pp b/w photographs. 4to. Wrappers. Slightly yellowed else very good copy. Documentation of the quirky nature of English Society . The images show the influence of Cartier Bresson and Benjamin Stone amongst others. The book documents people living ordinary lives but on high days and holidays. The USA edition was published in parallel with the British first edition.

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  • A Description of Fonthill Abbey Wiltshire illustrated by views drawn and engraved by J. Storer by First monograph on Fonthill Abbey [FONTHILL] STORER, James
    First monograph on Fonthill Abbey [FONTHILL] STORER, James
    A Description of Fonthill Abbey Wiltshire illustrated by views drawn and engraved by J. Storer

    London Published by W Clarke, J. Carpenter, W. Miller, C. Chappel, White and Cochrane, Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Brodie and Co., and J. Storer: Coe, printer 1812

    24pp frontis + 6 plates and one vignette in the text. 258x132mm. Original boards with paste down title label [ cropped at corners]. "Views of the Abbey at Fonthill Wiltshire: accompanied with a particular description of that superb edifice". Corners and spine rebound with green morocco. Gilt decorated spine. Edges of all images foxed but actual images unaffected. First edition, the first monograph on Fonthill Abbey, it records the building and its interior as it was about to be completed for William Beckford; work finished in 1813. It effectively marks the completion…

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    London Published by W Clarke, J. Carpenter, W. Miller, C. Chappel, White and Cochrane, Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Brodie and Co., and J. Storer: Coe, printer 1812

    24pp frontis + 6 plates and one vignette in the text. 258x132mm. Original boards with paste down title label [ cropped at corners]. "Views of the Abbey at Fonthill Wiltshire: accompanied with a particular description of that superb edifice". Corners and spine rebound with green morocco. Gilt decorated spine. Edges of all images foxed but actual images unaffected. First edition, the first monograph on Fonthill Abbey, it records the building and its interior as it was about to be completed for William Beckford; work finished in 1813. It effectively marks the completion of the north range of the building.

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    Stock ID: 22299
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  • WELFORD Richard (Compiler.)
    A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Monuments & Tombstones in the Church of St. Nicholas, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

    London: Hamilton Adams and Co. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: M & M W Lambert, 1880

    [vi], 160pp, xiii[i]pp index and 'corrections and alterations.', 32 steel-engraved plates with tissue-guards, head and tailpieces, decorated capitals. 4to. Original red Morocco binding with gilt decorations and raised bands on the spine. Worn at head and base of spine else a very attractive copy.

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  • [WINDSOR AND NEWTON] SCOTT TAYLOR, J.
    A Descriptive Handbook of Modern Water-Colour Pigments with an introductory essay on the recent water colour controversy

    London. Windsor and Newton Ltd. 1887

    16th thousand 70pp with text illustrations in black and white and description of the colours preceded by 5 colour plates of original water colour specimens comprising 120 hand coloured strips on stiff card. At the end is a catalogue of products 64pp made by Windsor and Newton for the artist. This dated 1910. Stiff card wrappers.

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  • A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines by URE, Andrew.
    URE, Andrew.
    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines containing a clear exposition of their principles ad practice

    London, Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans 1839

    1334pp, illustrated with twelve hundred and forty engravings on wood. 8vo. Rebound with brown cloth and gilt lettering to make a sturdy copy. Huge early Victorian compendium of information about almost everything technical from printing to glass making etc. by this renowned dictionary maker. This is the first edition but the dictionary was subsequently reprinted in many editions even after the death of Ure in 1857.

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  • A Discipline of the Mind: by BARNS GRAHAM Wilhelmina
    BARNS GRAHAM Wilhelmina
    A Discipline of the Mind: The Drawings of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

    Orkney Piers Art Centre & The Barns Graham Charitable Trust 2009

    49pp including 11pp introduction by Mel Gooding. 31 colour illustrations and 2 black & white photographs. Boards, 250x230mm VG indeed. Beautiful production.

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