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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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    19 Arists Emergent Americans


    92pp colour + b/w illustrations. Small 4to wrappers. Covers preserved in sticky back plastic by previous owner Nigel Whitely. Exhibition catalogue with an introduction by guest Curator Peter Frank. Frank was used for this third Exxon National Exhibition in order to avoid an institutional emphasis on this area of contemporary art. Frank was influenced by the approach of Dorothy C Miller and how she curated the exhibition 'Americans 1963 ' held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Documents a diverse range of emerging American artists from the period. Those featured are Michael Brakke, Guy de Cointet, Manny Farber, Vernon Fisher, Heidi Glück, Tom Green, William Haney, Patrick Hogan, Tom Holste, Barbara Kruger, Philip Larson, Jim Richard, Bill Richards, Darryl Sapien, Norie Sato, Gael Stack, John White, George Woodman, and Frank Young.

    Stock ID: 18486
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  • 1988 The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion by  COON. Caroline,
    COON. Caroline,
    1988 The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion

    London Orbach and Chambers 1977

    First edition 128pp b/w internal illustrations. Perfect binding, colour illustrated wrappers. excellent condition. 1st edition of this extensively illustrated account of the early history of Punk. Bands noted, The Damned The Sex Pistols, The Clash amongst others. Also covers the 100 club 1976 Punk Rock Festival.

    Stock ID: 18233
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  • 45 Wood Engravers chosen by Simon Lawrence by  LAWRENCE, John (introduction)
    LAWRENCE, John (introduction)
    45 Wood Engravers chosen by Simon Lawrence

    Wakefield The Fleece Press 1982

    [112]pp. b/w wood engravings. 4to. Quarter buckram with gilt decoration and title, marbled paper covers and green slipcase. Limited edition, standard copy, no. 209 of 350. Exquisite collection of illustrations made from original wood engragvings, created as a second volume following 'S.T.E. Lawrence: Boxwood Blockmaker', printing work of artists missed out from the first book. With an introduction by John Lawrence. Fine.

    Stock ID: 13372
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  • EVANS, David.
    A Bibliography of Stained Glass

    Cambridge D.S. Brewer 1982

    200 pp in paper dust wrapper. 4to. Vg. Bibliographic index of stained glass literature, comprising over 6,000 items. Indispensable work for libraries in the fine arts fields, and scholars whose research involves references to stained glass, from medieval heraldry to modern architecture.

    Stock ID: 16219
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  • 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 booke of sundry draughtes: Principaly serving for glasiers: and not impertinent for plasterers, and gardiners: besides sundry other professions. Whereunto is annexed the Manner how to anniel in Glas: and also the true Forme of the Fornace  by  GEDDE Walter
    GEDDE Walter
    A booke of sundry draughtes: Principaly serving for glasiers: and not impertinent for plasterers, and gardiners: besides sundry other professions. Whereunto is annexed the Manner how to anniel in Glas: and also the true Forme of the Fornace

    (1615) London, The Leadenhall Press 1898

    Irregularly paginated, but c134 pp. + 24 pp. ads for books published by the Leadenhall Press. Royal 8vo. Bound in velum reproduction of original binding, missing two of four leather thong ties. Covers slightly grubby but lettering on upper board very bright. Dedication leaf partially detached else internally sound. Facsimile of this fascinating early 17th C text and pattern book for glaziers. Beautifully calligraphic inscription to Robert Dalby Reeve (Architect b1863 of Reeve, Reeve and Walker of Margate from F.R.H.) From the books of Eric Korn, Bookseller.

    Stock ID: 15716
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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 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. cloth spine darkened but carefully repaired to make a good copy. Internally a little thumbed in places else good throughout. This particular catalogue is un-numbered. 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.

    Stock ID: 17871
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  • A Cyclopedia of Works of Architecture in Italy, Greece and the Levant by  LONGFELLOW William P P  (Edited by)
    LONGFELLOW William P P (Edited by)
    A Cyclopedia of Works of Architecture in Italy, Greece and the Levant

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1895

    Frontispiece, xxxii, (ii), 546 pages. 12 photogravure plates with tissue guards and 256 text illustrations. 4to. Japanese vellum boards backed in red morocco with ornate gilt decoration and lettering outlined in red; gilt lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. Number 203 of 500 limitation noted in red ink on verso of half title. Red morocco spine worn and boards a little yellowed else a very solid copy of this beautifully produced volume. Useful bibliography and glossary. Outstanding photogravure plates. Later owner's neat signature on front leaf. Longfellow studied at Harvard University, and in 1859 entered the office of Edward Cabot of Boston. For a year he was director of architecture in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then director of the School of Drawing and Painting connected with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Amongst other things, he was secretary of the Boston Society of Architecture and was chairman of the Jury of Fine Arts at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. He was the first editor of the "American Architect." As well as this book he wrote a series of historical essays entitled "The Column and the Arch."

    Stock ID: 6826
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    A Description of the East Window of S Martin's Windermere: With Some Account of That Old Parish Church (Sometimes Called Bowness Church) Also a Description of the Arms in the Window by Charles Bailey and Some Remarks on the Art of Glass Painting by Henry Hughes

    Kendal Printed by Atkinson and Pollitt 1874

    26pp illustrated with six tipped in sepia photographs and 2pp plates showingn the window inscriptions. Green decorated cloth with gilt titles. Loosely inserted manuscript notes on the funds raised for the restoration of the window and the names of contributors together with some additional hand written notes on the stained glass. Interesting documentary collection on a single project. Funds from sale of the book were intended for the restoration fund for the window. St Martin's Church is the parish Church of Bowness, and was built in 1483, with various alterations, including the restoration of 1870, when the Church was enlarged by Paley and Austin. The outstanding feature is the East window which was entrusted to Henry Hughes of London Glazier. The restoration was subsequently documented in guide books to the church.

    Stock ID: 15607
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  • ALBUTT. Roy,
    A E Lemmon (1889-1963) Artist and Craftsman

    Worcestershire Roy Albutt 2008

    97 pp. 27 colour plates. Decorated, laminated wrappers. 8vo. Fine. This book has gazetteers of stained glass windows and decorative artwork, a bibliography and index. Colour photographs illustrate the range of works produced by this designer craftsman.

    Stock ID: 17199
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    A Factory in a Garden photographs of the Cocoa and Chocolate Works of Cadbury Brothers Ltd and the Surrounding Estate

    Bournville, Worcestershire Published by Cadbury Brothers nd c1900

    36pp illustrated with photo litho plates in b/w. Long small 8vo. Gilt decorated wrappers with title on upper wrapper. Very sl. rusted at staples else very good. The Bournville Cadbury Factory opened in 1879. Very early example of a publication documenting the facilities of the newly established Bournville village. The photographs illustrate the facilities, strictly segregated for men and women working for Cadbury. The last few images show their Cocoa Plantations in Trinidad and finally there is a four page description of the social and welfare projects of Bournville. Later editions of this booklet are more common than this very early example of the ideals of the Cadbury family's philanthropy.

    Stock ID: 19040
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  • MAILE. G.... & SON LTD,
    A Garden of Love & Rememberence 19pp with illustrated end papers. Duo-tone lithograph + b/w illustrations.

    (G Maile and Son LTD) 1938

    19pp with illustrated end papers. Duo-tone lithograph + b/w illustrations. Small 4to illustrated wrappers. VG. Very nicely illustrated trade catalogue showing the firms designs for Gardens of Remembrance. The designs shown are effectively for gardens with gardens with memorials and kerb sets arranged to show how individual burial plots could be laid out.

    Stock ID: 18212
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  • BROWN. Sarah (Ed),
    A History of the Stained Glass of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

    Windsor Dean and Canons of Windsor 2005

    263 pp. 97 bw ills, 12 colour plates. Decorated, laminated wrappers. Small bump at top spine edge else fine copy, as new. Pioneering study exploring the history of the chapel's stained glass, by a team of distinguished stained glass historians and heraldic scholars, revealing a microcosm of English stained glass design across the centuries. With essays by Martin Harrison, Michael Archer, Peter J. Begent, Sarah Baylis, William Cole and Hilary Wayment.

    Stock ID: 17270
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  • AYLMER G.E. and CANT Reginald (eds)
    A History of York Minster

    Oxford Clarendon Press 1977

    xv + 586pp, vi plans, 182 plates. 4to. Vg brown cloth in similar d/w with protective cover. With contributions by Claire Cross, Barrie Dobson and David E. O'Connor, amongst others. Chronological account of York Minster with additional chapters on the stained and painted glass, music since the Reformation, funeral monuments, and the Minster Library.

    Stock ID: 15637
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  • LAIRD Mark
    A Natural History of English Gardening 1650--1800

    Cambridge Mass. and London Yale University Press, Paul Mellon Studies for British Art

    440pp, 300 colour and 100 b/w plates.Winner of the 2013 David R. Coffin Publication Grant, given by the Foundation for Landscape Studies. Inspired by the pioneering naturalist Gilbert White, who viewed natural history as the common study of cultural and natural communities. Mark Laird is a historic landscape consultant and garden conservator and teaches landscape history at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

    Stock ID: 17450
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  • GOLD. Sidney M.,
    A Short Account of the Life and Work of John Rowell

    Privately published 1965

    71 pp. 21 b/w plates. Navy cloth boards. Vg. 8vo. Study of Rowell, plumber, glazer and artist, whose works include drawings, glass paintings, portraiture, heraldry and restorations.

    Stock ID: 17523
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    A Sketch-Book of R Caldecott's reproduced by Edmund Evans the Engraver and Printer

    London and New York George Routledge & Sons nd c1883

    48pp Long 8vo. Contrasting cloth with title on upper board. Bookplate from "Yews" on front paste down. Colour and sepia lithographic prints. Lightly rubbed on spine and boards a little grubby else good copy. From the collection of James Morton (Sundour Fabrics). The sketchbook was made in 1870-75 depicting natural history subjects. The reproduced printed version of the sketch book was issued in c1883. Randolph Caldecott, born 1846, died in 1886 in Florida after he went there to find sunnier climes to counter his ill health where he was caught out by an exceptional cold snap.

    Stock ID: 18210
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  • HARRIS Richard
    A Space for Dreaming, A Different Reality

    Jarrow Bede Gallery 1991

    88pp, b/w & col. photographs throughout. Long 8vo. Photographic wrappers. Wrappers sl. creased, else very good. Published to coincide with an exhibition held at the Bede Gallery from 11th September - 18th October, 1991. Features some of Harris's work from when he was sculptor in residence at Grizedale Forest, Cumbria, as well as the Bede Gallery exhibition and some overseas work. Includes an interview with the artist by Sally Matthews and Peter Davies. Impressive outdoors sculpture on a large scale made from natural materials.

    Stock ID: 15560
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