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  • 1853-1934 Middle Class Furnishing by  (HEAL'S)
    1853-1934 Middle Class Furnishing

    Newton Abbott David and Charles 1972

    Extensivley illustrated.4to cloth boards with illustrated dust wrapper . Spine slightly faded otherwise a very good copy. A compilation publication reproduced from 12 Heal and Son catalogues to trace taste in furnishings of smaller homes.

    Stock ID: 18198
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  • HOCKNEY. David,
    72 Drawings by David Hockney Chosen By the Artist

    London Jonathan Cape 1971

    First edition 8vo. Laminated decorated wrappers, pink end papers. Unpaginated. 72 plates on art paper including 8 in colour.

    Stock ID: 18296
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  • A  Popular and Practical Treatise on Masonry and Stone-Cutting by  NICHOLSON, Peter Esq.,
    NICHOLSON, Peter Esq.,
    A Popular and Practical Treatise on Masonry and Stone-Cutting

    London, Hurst, Chance and Co., 1831

    vii + 111pp 42 plates. Peter Nicholson (20 July 1765 – 18 June 1844) was a Scottish architect, mathematician and engineer. Initially, he was apprenticed to a cabinet-maker but abandoned his trade in favour of teaching and writing. He practised as an architect but is best remembered for his writing on numerous practical subjects including this stone masonry treatise which focuses on arches etc. .Royal 8vo. Original boards, paper label. Book ticket of Thomas Murray, Glasgow. Scarce.

    Stock ID: 19227
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  • A Book Of Ornamental Glazing Quarries, Collected And Arranged From Ancient Examples by  FRANKS Augustus, Wollaston
    FRANKS Augustus, Wollaston
    A Book Of Ornamental Glazing Quarries, Collected And Arranged From Ancient Examples

    London, John Henry Parker 1849

    25pp, 112 plates. Original red cloth, gilt decorated spine and titles. Slightly rubbed at head and base of spine. Internally very good. Hard to find. Franks is an important Antiquarian. As undergraduate he began his collection of brass rubbings, ultimately given to the Society of Antiquaries; was one of the founders of the Cambridge Architectural Society and an early member of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society; and was also one of the four student members of the Ray Club. On leaving Cambridge in 1849 Franks devoted his energies to the Royal Archæological Institute, then newly established. Later he joined the staff of the British Museum and became a key figure in developing the collection of British Antiquities. This book, which reflected one of his personal collecting interests, was his first book.

    Stock ID: 18915
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  • A Catalogue of Surplus and Duplicate well grown Established Orchids by  THOMPSON, William.
    THOMPSON, William.
    A Catalogue of Surplus and Duplicate well grown Established Orchids (without reserve)

    William Thompson Esq. The Walton Grange Gardens Stone Staffordshire 1898

    22pp, 6 colour litho plates. Tall 4to. Lettered wrappers. Warappers a little worn. Staples slightly rusted else good. Sale conduced by Potheroe & Morris, Horticultural Auctioneers and Valuers. May 11th and 12th 1898. Lewis Castle, in his book on "Orchids, Their structure, history and culture" lists Thompson in his inventory of the principal amateur ochardists in Britain 1886. One or two red ink notes on prices on the first illustration.

    Stock ID: 18634
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    A collection of postcards produced after the Twin Towers were destroyed and which record attitudes to the destruction of the World Trade Center in popular culture with related emphemera

    New York Various 2001

    18 coloured post cards collected by Nigel Whiteley which record the destruction of the towers in images. The images include patriotic slogans alongside reflective images and preserved in a white envelope. In envelope there are also 11 further postcards recording the buildings before their collapse. Finally there is a book of postcards comprising 24 images produced by Profile Movie Magic entitled Never Forget. "Commemorating the Twin Towers" 44pp text on construction etc + the postcards which are perforated to allow removal from the book. Produced in December 2002. Loosely inserted pamphlet relating to an exhibition held 2004 on replacements for the Towers held at the Center for Architecture New York.

    Stock ID: 18275
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  • WARE, Isaac.
    A Complete Body of Architecture. Adorned with Plans and Elevations, from original Designs. In which are interspersed some Designs of Inigo Jones, never before published.

    London Printed for J Rivington, L David and C Reymers, R Baldwin, W Owen, H Woodfall, W Strahan and B Collins 1767

    [17] + blank + 748 + [4]pp. Engraved frontis and decorated title page and 114 plates including 14 folded, 12 with two numbers. All plates called for in the index of plates are present. Plates numbered 1-30, 30-37,37, 39, 39,39-42, 45, 47-49, 48-82, 82-83, 82-96,98-99, 101 -107,110-111,110-112,112-122. Folio ,Rebound, quarter green morocco. Raised bands, red spine label, red spine label, gold tooling. Text organised in 10 books covering different aspects of architecture and design including terms, materials, situation, orders, building types. Features particular houses including Rokeby Park in Durham, Wrotham Park in Hertfordshire, , Chesterfield House, Mayfair [demolished 1937] and other central London residences. Some pages affected slightly by worm holes, paper thinned c p21 else a very good copy. Signature of Edward Smith, Highworth on title page. The book was initially published in 1756 "at the high point of Palladianism" [ Kerry Downes] A magnificent book. Harris 907.

    Stock ID: 19220
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  • A Manual of Historic Ornament by  GLAZIER Richard
    GLAZIER Richard
    A Manual of Historic Ornament

    B.T. Batsford (1899) 6th edition 1948

    Present edition revised and enlarged with 184pp + 670 illustrations by the author, + 72 photo plates in b/w. Green cloth. Very good in very good dust wrapper. Prize bookplate of the previous owner who was a prize winning apprentice in painting and decorating etc.

    Stock ID: 18984
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  • [ASHRIDGE] COULT Douglas
    A Prospect of Ashridge

    Chichester, Phillimore 1990

    262pp illustrated with b/w plates. Fine in dust wrapper. Readable account of the estate and mansion drawing on contemporary accounts and archival material. Extensive material on the work of the Bridgewater - the Canal Duke - with a chapter on the gardens and park including details of the work of Repton. Brown is responsible for the "golden valley" at Ashridge, made in a narrow dry valley edged with curving woodland at its edges. Useful overview on the history of the estate.

    Stock ID: 18077
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  • With some editorial annotations.... LANGLEY Batty
    A Sure Method of Improving Estates by Plantations of Oak, Elm,Ash, Beech and other Timber-trees, Coppice-Woods etc.

    London Printed for Francis Clay and Daniel Browne 1728

    (x),xx + 274pp + fold out engraved plate facing title page. 8vo. Contemporary brown calf with blind panelled boards nicely rebacked with blind ruled raised bands, dated at foot in gilt, lettered direct in blind, endpapers renewed. Frontispiece a little creased and frayed in margins; a few notes in early hand pp194-5; some dust-stains in margins, else a nice copy. Having been trained in his father's profession as a gardener, he moved into surveying and landscape gardening and was one of the earliest popularizers of the new irregular style advocated by Stephen Switzer in his Ichnographia Rustica (1718). Langley published a few designs for irregular gardens in his Practical Geometry (1726), but his most important work on the subject was New Principles of Gardening (1728). This contained a variety of garden plans in what he called the arti-natural' style, replete with twisted serpentine paths or meanders that prefigure Hogarth's line of beauty' and signaled the emergence of the rococo style in England. Dedicated to Lord Torrington, of the Admiralty. At the time Torrington was, at the time, laying out his estate with grand avenues at Southill. ESTC T11856

    Stock ID: 18493
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  • EDWARDS Frederick
    A Treatise on Smoky Chimneys: their Cure and Prevention

    London Robert Hardwick (1860) 1868

    5th edition revised. iv + 59 + [1]pp, publishers advert + 40 lithographic images. Limp cloth 8vo. Slightly rubbed at edges else good copy. Study of types of grates, ventilation etc. by a manufacturer of "smokeless" fire grates. The first part of the book discusses causes of smoky chimneys an the remainder the solution. Useful introduction documenting a short list of other treatise of the subject published since the late 18th century. Frederick Edwards was highly regarded for his cures for this particular problem and advertised himself as "Stovemaker to her Majesty" at about the time of writing this book. He worked extensively with other stove makers including Edward Arnott for whom he manufactured the "smoke consuming fire grate."

    Stock ID: 18885
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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.

    Stock ID: 18788
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  • Limited edition, signed BLYTH, Ronald.
    Aldeburgh Anthology

    Aldeburgh Snape Maltings Foundation in association with Faber Music 1972

    No 68 of 100. Very good in very good price clipped dust wrapper. Decorated end papers. Signed by Ronald Blythe, Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and Imogen Holst on printed limitation page. Book plate of previous owner on verso of this page. Loosely inserted paper cutting about Benjamin Britton.

    Stock ID: 19068
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    Alfred Frey Houses 1 + 2

    New York, Princeton Architectural Press 1998

    84pp, illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Long 8vo. Designed by Simon Johnston. This monograph is devoted exclusively to the two houses that Corbu, associate Albert Frey, built for himself in the desert area of Palm Springs, California. This first edition sold out prior to its publication. Fine example of the deluxe edition of this design-award winning tribute limited to three hundred copies containing a loose facsimile blueprint of a suspended dining table designed by the architect for House Number 2 Initialled by Albert Frey in blue ink laid in at the rear, as issued. Opaque plastic slipcase in which the book was originally issued is present with this edition.

    Stock ID: 19004
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  • (WALLIS 1955-1942) BOWNESS Alan (Foreword)
    Alfred Wallis

    London Arts Council 1968

    177 numbers, 18 plates, one in colour. Two text illustrations. Long 8vo. Decorated sepia wrappers. Loosely inserted post card. Useful catalogue

    Stock ID: 18150
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  • [SMITHSONS] DEN HEUVEL Dirk can and RISSELDADA Max (editors)
    Alison & Peter Smithson: From the House of the Future to a House for Today

    Rotterdam, 010 Publishers 2004

    238pp + (2)pp. Long 4to. Flimsy wrappers with fold ins. Very good but preserved in adhesive plastic covering. This title examines the evolution of the Smithsons' approach to designs for individual dwellings. Includes texts by the architects. It traces their work from New Brutalism, through the 1960s Pop Art Movement to their later work. In doing so it spans the period which Nigel Whiteley was most interested in.

    Stock ID: 18513
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    Allegheny Cemetery: Historical Account of Incidents and Events Connected with its establishment.....

    Pittsburgh Printed by Hakewell and Marthens 1873

    vii + 166pp illustrated with 16 photographic views. 8vo. Original gilt lettered cloth. Repaired at hinges. Lovely copy. Signature of G E Hogg on title page. Includes Charter and Supplemental Acts of Legislation. Report of 1848 and 1857. Proceedings of Corporators, June 21 1873. List of Officer, Managers and Corporators to dat. Remarks on the Ornamentation and Arrangement of Cemeteries and funeral oration of Wilson McCandless Esq on Commodore Barney and Liet. Parker. Photographs are sepia and document the design and layout of the cemetery including key monuments. Fascinating as a basis for comparison of development of public cemeteries in the USA with the UK. Very scarce. Alleghany is said to be the second largest cemetery in America and the early information on rules and regulations as well as the design details make this a key resource for information on cemetery design in the USA.

    Stock ID: 111
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  • THORP Joseph
    An Aesthetic Conversion: being independent notes....

    London Heal & Co., Printed at the Arden Press Letchworth nd c1909

    22pp+ 2pp illustrated with b/w line illustrations. Original sugar paper wrappers with paste down label which wrap around inner paper binding. Small 8vo. Very good indeed. Advert for Heal's catalogues and products at the end. Beautiful item in fine condition The author is the typographer and journalist Joseph Thorp (1873-1962) offering independent polemical notes on taste, the traditions of Heals as a source of good taste in design and "directing inspiration" Lovely wood block full page illustrations throughout. Thorp moved form working at the Arden Press. He was involved in the Curwen Press and wrote later in life a biography of Eric Gill.

    Stock ID: 17861
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  • Two volumes bound together 1794 -1798 PRICE Sir Uvedale [1747-1829]
    An Essay on the Picturesque, as Compared with the Sublime and Beautiful; an, on the Use of Studying Pictures, for the Purpose of Improving Real Landscape and Essays on the Picturesque

    London: J. Robson and Hereford D Walker 1794 -1798

    First editions: First volume: xv, 288pp. A key contribution to the picturesque controversy that developed at the end of the 18th century on the merits of the picturesque style of landscape gardening in contrast to the naturalistic styles of Capability Brown and Humphrey Repton. Price advocates here his first statements of the picturesque ideal [after William Gilpin's works on the subject], reconciling Burke and Sir Joshua Reynolds for the first time. Bound with volume 2 "Essays on the Picturesque... "Hereford: D. Walker, 1798 [First edition of additional material on the subject comprising Essay on artificial water. Essay on decorations. Essay on architecture and buildings.]. Title, xxvi + [2]pp,432pp. Full calf, rebacked with gilt decorated spine, raised bands and gilt decorated red spine label. Marbled end papers. Armourial bookplate of William Phelps. Very good copy. The volumes together are considered a primary document for revealing Price's views on the Picturesque Controversy raging at the time amongst leading landscape designers in Britain.

    Stock ID: 18911
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  • MAWSON Thomas H
    An Imperial Obligation: Industrial Villages for Partially Disabled Soldier and Sailors with the sequel Afforestation & the Partially Disabled: a sequel to An imperial obligation; industrial villages for partially disabled soldiers, sailors, and flying men. Concrete Examples Number One

    London, Grant Richards Ltd 1917

    The main book comprises xxii, 124, [2] p. incl. col. front., illus., pl., plans, diagrams. Blue decorated cloth with contrasting white cloth backstrip. The sequel comprises xii, 46, [1] p. ill., plates. Includes errata slip. Wrappers. The sequel has a stamp from Keele University Library (withdrawn). The upshot of the main book was the construction of Westfield War Memorial Village, built on the land of local land owner Henry Storey. it comprised houses, workshops and facilities built around a village green. In the second book, his second village Meathop is described. This was established near Grange over Sands.

    Stock ID: 17816
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