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  • A Young Man Comes to London: by [DORCHESTER HOTEL] ARLEN, Michael. et. al.
    [DORCHESTER HOTEL] ARLEN, Michael. et. al.
    A Young Man Comes to London: an original short story ...

    London printed by the Marchalsea Press. J. J. Keliher & Co. Ltd., London [1932]

    with contribution on the hotel design issues by Francis Towne and its architectural solutions by C H Reily. 48pp, 6 colour fold out illustrations + b/w line ills in the texts. 4to. Decorated cloth with paste down label on upper wrapper. Small chip from front paste down. Design of cloth and end papers match. Art deco style. A brief history of a new enterprise by Sir Francis TOWLE, An architect's problem - how it was solved by Professor C.H. REILLY, Some facts and figures about the Dorchester by Sir Malcolm McApline. The The Lounge, The Foyer, The Spanish (Grill) Room, The Restaurant, The Ballroom, The…

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    London printed by the Marchalsea Press. J. J. Keliher & Co. Ltd., London [1932]

    with contribution on the hotel design issues by Francis Towne and its architectural solutions by C H Reily. 48pp, 6 colour fold out illustrations + b/w line ills in the texts. 4to. Decorated cloth with paste down label on upper wrapper. Small chip from front paste down. Design of cloth and end papers match. Art deco style. A brief history of a new enterprise by Sir Francis TOWLE, An architect's problem - how it was solved by Professor C.H. REILLY, Some facts and figures about the Dorchester by Sir Malcolm McApline. The The Lounge, The Foyer, The Spanish (Grill) Room, The Restaurant, The Ballroom, The Park Lounge (overlooking Hyde Park).

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    Stock ID: 21768
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  • AGIUS, Pauline, [editor] JONES, Stephen [Intro]
    Ackerman's Regency Furniture & Interiors

    Crowood 1984

    200pp illustrated with50 colour, 200 b&w plates. A comprehensive survey of the Regency furniture and interior views which appeared in the 'Repository of Arts' between 1809-1828 with a descriptive text and background information. The illustrations provide a valuable source book for furniture design, interior decoration and window curtain treatments.

    Stock ID: 21341
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  • Addition [Folio IX] by HOLMES, Andrew.
    HOLMES, Andrew.
    Addition [Folio IX]

    London Architectural Association 1986

    28pp booklet + 20 silkscreen prints which assembled form a print 1525x1120mm. Large square 4to in presentation black box with white title on front. Vg. Published to coincide with an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Andrew Holmes. Published as as edition of one thousand numbered 1/1000 this being number 146. Holmes has used this Folio to continue his explorations by creating twenty silkscreen fragments which when put together create dramatic 4 x 5 foot detail of Richard Rogers' hi-tech Inmos building.

    Stock ID: 9923
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  • [PARKER] ROGERSON, Ian
    Agnes Miller Parker wood-engraver and illustrator 1895-1980 with recollections of the artist by John Dreyfus

    Wakefield The Fleece Press 1990

    One of 241 of 300 copies. 92pp 32 wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker, 3 half-tones of the young artist at her easel, with her fellow students at the Glasgow School of Art and, later in life, holding one of her Siamese cats + further sketches in black and white + one in colour "The horsefair". 230x280mm Half blue cloth with paper label on spine, Claire Mazairezyk paste paper covered boards. Good in slip case with paper label. Paper label on slip case a little foxed.

    Stock ID: 21428
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  • [GILBERT] McALLISTER, Isabel.
    Alfred Gilbert

    London A & C Black 1929

    236pp, 40 photo-gravure plates. 28x22, decorated cloth. Good, decorated cloth a bit worn but with good dust wrapper the design of which echoes the cloth design. Lower part of dust wrapper missing against back board. With striking early bookplate of Gavin Stamp on front paste down alongside London Institution stamp. Isabel McAllister, was a journalist and admirer of his work. After a period when he created few artworks, she helped rehabilitate his career in the 1920s. Gilbert's most highly profiled work is the statue of Anteros in Piccadily Circus but he had a wide ranging career in sculpture which is well illustrated here..

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  • An Anthology of Houses by PIDGEON, Monica and CRSOBY Theo.
    PIDGEON, Monica and CRSOBY Theo.
    An Anthology of Houses

    London B T Batsford nd. [1960]

    174pp. 4to. Cloth. Very good with slightly worn dust wrapper. International survey of modern post war house design. 310 photographs, plans and diagrams. Succinct guide to house design

    Stock ID: 21683
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  • LEE, Lawrence
    An Appreciation of Stained Glass: The Appreciation of the Arts 9

    London, Oxford University Press 1977

    118 pp. Black and white illustrations. Small 4to. Cloth Very good in dust wrapper. A little shelfwea to base og spine. Previous owners name on front end paper. Excellent source for recent design projects as well as introducing earlier designs.

    Stock ID: 21201
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  • [ARDIZONNE]
    An Ariel Poem. Christmas Eve by C. Day Lewis, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.

    London Faber & Faber 1954

    8vo. [pp. 5]. illus. title & 2 other illus. (1 full-page colour) by Edward Ardizzone. A fine copy in orange printed wrs. in very good original blue printed envelope. Envelope a little dusty

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  • An Essay on the Making of Gardens by [ JOHN PIPER ILLUSTRATED ] SITWELL Sir George
    [ JOHN PIPER ILLUSTRATED ] SITWELL Sir George
    An Essay on the Making of Gardens

    Dropmore Press Edition 1949

    Limited edition no 599 decorations by John Piper. Very good copy with very good dust wrapper although this is slightly faded on the spine. Introduction by Osbert Sitwell. Best illustrated edition. Hard to find in this condition. Originally published by J. Murray in 1909 when Sitwell described the design of Italian gardens, this edition illustrated with three single-page and three double-page colour illustrations by John Piper.

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  • An Essay upon Gardening: by STEELE, Richard.
    STEELE, Richard.
    An Essay upon Gardening: containing a catalogue of exotic plants for the stoves and green-houses of the British gardens: the best method of planting the hot-house vine; with directions for obtaining and preparing proper earths and compositions, to preserve tender exotics observations on the history of gardening, and a contrast of the ancient with the modern taste

    York for the author by G Peacock..., J. Robson ..., T. and J. Egerton ..., J. Johnson ..., and J. Todd 1793

    xxii, [ii], [i], 102 [2] 3 plates folded with descriptive letter press. 4to 270x210mm. Rebound in half calf by designer binder Chrisopher Shaw. Gilt lettering, red label, marbled boards. [Henrey 1384] Written by Steele, noted as late of Thirsk, but now of Sionhill, (near Thirsk) in the County of York. Subscription volume with 275 subscribers and dedicated to Henry Duncombe of Duncombe Park. The illustrations at the end are by William Atikinson of York who took over the architectural practice of John Carr. The lists of plants suggest that Steele may have been a nurseryman as well…

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    York for the author by G Peacock..., J. Robson ..., T. and J. Egerton ..., J. Johnson ..., and J. Todd 1793

    xxii, [ii], [i], 102 [2] 3 plates folded with descriptive letter press. 4to 270x210mm. Rebound in half calf by designer binder Chrisopher Shaw. Gilt lettering, red label, marbled boards. [Henrey 1384] Written by Steele, noted as late of Thirsk, but now of Sionhill, (near Thirsk) in the County of York. Subscription volume with 275 subscribers and dedicated to Henry Duncombe of Duncombe Park. The illustrations at the end are by William Atikinson of York who took over the architectural practice of John Carr. The lists of plants suggest that Steele may have been a nurseryman as well as a gardener. Sion Hill is now known as a house designed by the architect Walter Brierley at Kirby Wiske. Sion Hill was also known Kirby Lodge at the end of the 18th century. The book was reviewed in the Monthly Review 1793. vol XI "Mr Steele has prepared for his brethren two full catalogues of exotics, the one of abiding plants, the other of annuals & perennials.... we think however that his subjects might have been more connected, had he thrown the whole matter into the form of a dictionary". On the other hand this book is a wonderful catalogue improved by the green house designs illustrated. From the Rothamsted collection.

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    Stock ID: 19795
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  • [O'CONNOR, John]
    An Essex Dozen a twelve point progress from London to the coast

    Colchester Benham 1953

    8vo. Grey paper covered boards overprinted with the title. Original glassine wrapper partially present. Very good copy. For private distribution. no 242 of 500 copies. Image of Liverpool Street Station and eleven further images all in Essex itself mainly in colour or duotone with one in black and white. Fascinating introduction on how the prints were made from O'Connor's original drawings adding to the interest of this title.

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  • From the library of Roy Strong [CROWTHER & SONS] WEAVER, Lawrence [ Foreword]
    An Exhibition of Garden Ornaments: Lead & Stone Figures, Vases, Old Wrought Iron Gates, Garden Temples etc. Collected and for sale by Messrs. Thomas Crowther and Sons.

    London published by the firm 1914

    32pp illustrated with b/w plates. 230x310mm Frayed paper wrappers, ribbon tie. The exhibition was held at the RHS Spring Sow at Chelsea Hospital Gardens 1914. Thomas Crowther & Son were established as stone masons in the late 19th century but also dealt in antique garden ornaments and associated materials acquired from Architectural Salvage sales. This catalogue, for instance shows a design by Oliver Hill, architect reusing garden ornaments as part of one of his projects. Several images in the publication show items removed from Cheyne House Chelsea.

    Stock ID: 21550
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  • An Historical and Descriptive Account of Croome d'Abitot by From the library of Nigel Temple [CROOME COURT] DEAN, William
    From the library of Nigel Temple [CROOME COURT] DEAN, William
    An Historical and Descriptive Account of Croome d'Abitot the Seat of the Right Hon. the Earl of Coventry: With Biographical Notices of the Coventry Family: to which are Annexed an Hortus Croomensis and Observations on the Propagation of Exotics

    Worcester T. Eaton, 1824

    Frontis + title + unpaginated prelims [11pp] mainly a subscribers list + 93pp + 3 further acquaints + 161pp. Original boards, new spine with black lettering. The section dealing with the house and grounds comprises the first 93pp. The Hortus Croomensis 161pp including observations on the propagation of exotics. Book ticket of Nigel Temple on front paste down. Croome Court in Worcestershire is located between Upton on Severn & Pershore. The house survives today and was the brainchild of the 6th Earl of Coventry, who collaborated with Robert Adam and Lancelot 'Capability' Brown' – to create a grand house, on the site of the family's earlier home, and one of the most innovative designed landscapes in Britain.

    Stock ID: 21975
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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

    Volume I [ stand alone title] comprises xxii, 124, [2] p. incl. col. front., illus., pl., plans, diagrams. Blue decorated cloth with contrasting white cloth backstrip. The sequel Volume II comprises xii, 46, [1] p. ill., plates. Includes errata slip. Wrappers. The sequel has a stamp from Keele University Library (withdrawn). The outcome of publication of the first volume was the construction of Westfield War Memorial Village, built on the land of local land owner Henry Storey, near Lancaster. it comprised houses, workshops and facilities built around a village green. It was to be the first of a series of villages for those returning injured from World War I but the idea, whilst well…

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    London, Grant Richards Ltd 1917

    Volume I [ stand alone title] comprises xxii, 124, [2] p. incl. col. front., illus., pl., plans, diagrams. Blue decorated cloth with contrasting white cloth backstrip. The sequel Volume II comprises xii, 46, [1] p. ill., plates. Includes errata slip. Wrappers. The sequel has a stamp from Keele University Library (withdrawn). The outcome of publication of the first volume was the construction of Westfield War Memorial Village, built on the land of local land owner Henry Storey, near Lancaster. it comprised houses, workshops and facilities built around a village green. It was to be the first of a series of villages for those returning injured from World War I but the idea, whilst well supported was not financially supported. In the second book, his second proposed village, Meathop, is described. This was to be established near Grange over Sands. The belief was that that an afforestation scheme, away from the bustle of the commercial world, would be ideal for men suffering from shell shock and other 'nervous diseases'. The scheme was to be constructed at a former Red Cross facility for men with respiratory problems. It did not progress but did raise a considerable amount of debate about the issue of accommodating those returning from the war. It seems that the 46pp book written was a very short run publication and is hard to find. The two northern schemes can be likened to others including Papworth Village in Cambridgeshire, Barrowmore in Cheshire and Enham in Hampshire which similarly aimed to assist in rehabilitation for the wounded and providing them with a sustainable environment for the future.

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    Stock ID: 17816
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  • YELTON, Michael and SALMON, John.
    Anglican Chuch-Building in London 1946-2012

    Reading Spire Books 2013

    330pp illustrated. Sequel to an earlier volume by the same authors on Anglican Church Building 1915-1945. Wide ranging study with associated gazetteer of projects. Extensively illustrated with b/w plates throughout. Like new.

    Stock ID: 21703
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  • Anglo-Saxon Guide to the 1900 Paris Exhibition by [PARIS 1900] BERNARD B.,
    [PARIS 1900] BERNARD B.,
    Anglo-Saxon Guide to the 1900 Paris Exhibition

    Imprimeries Lemereicer, Paris, Boot & Son, London, L Darbyshire, New York 1900

    viii + 240pp, Fold out frontis of the exhibition as a panorama, With Map of Paris, Map of the Exhibition Grounds & Buildings enlarged plans of various sections, upwards of 100 illustrations and 10 maps. Colour wrapper featuring red, blue and black figure draped in Union Jack and USA Flags over white wrapper. Wrapper design by John Hassall. Superb guide to the Exposition reputedly the "only English Guide sold at the Official Book Stalls inside the Exhibition"

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  • Anthony Salvin, Pioneer of Gothic Revival Architecture. by ALLIBONE, J.
    ALLIBONE, J.
    Anthony Salvin, Pioneer of Gothic Revival Architecture.

    Cambridge, Lutterworth Press, 1987

    207pp, 181 b/w photographs and drawings. Sm. 4to, Very good copy with dw. Foreword by Mark Girouard. Including a comprehensive catalogue listing of all the known data for 356 of Salvin's works. The book incorporates previously unpublished material, including letters, diaries, building accounts and reproductions of Salvin's architectural drawings.

    Stock ID: 21004
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  • Archigram 8 Milanogram Incluso Popular Pak by ARCHIGRAM [ COOK, Peter ]
    ARCHIGRAM [ COOK, Peter ]
    Archigram 8 Milanogram Incluso Popular Pak

    London Archigram 1968

    Milanogram/Milan Triennale/population growth). Yellow envelope folder with pocket; cover image on inside. Contents: eight pages 420mm x 150mm, folded; seventeen sheets, double sided, 210mm x 150mm, and one 300mm x 210mm. Not numbered or ordered, but punch card codification down the edge of sheets. Sheets inserted in folder. Wallet designed to be posted to readers. Priced at 5 shillings. Collated from the Archigram Archival Project. Envelope a little browned and dusty.

    Stock ID: 21674
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  • Architectural Design in Concrete by BENNETT, T.P.
    BENNETT, T.P.
    Architectural Design in Concrete

    London Ernest Benn Ltd 1927

    24pp + 100 b/w plates period ads. Photographs by F. R. Yerbury. 4to, cloth boards illustrated dust wrapper. Dust wrapper worn and a bit dusty. A well illustrated overview of concrete architecture. The plates illustrate the use of concrete in building projects; (from the Introductory information): contemporary architects have been forced to regard concrete as a building material of increasing importance and to give it a place of prominence in design which was unknown in the nineteenth century; examples from Breslau, Germany Centennial Hall; a Restaurant in Cologne; The Leipzig Exhibition Hall; a concrete exhibition structure in Cologne; British pavilion at British Empire Exhibition Wembley; a garden pavilion Ramsgate England; San Diego California monument…

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    London Ernest Benn Ltd 1927

    24pp + 100 b/w plates period ads. Photographs by F. R. Yerbury. 4to, cloth boards illustrated dust wrapper. Dust wrapper worn and a bit dusty. A well illustrated overview of concrete architecture. The plates illustrate the use of concrete in building projects; (from the Introductory information): contemporary architects have been forced to regard concrete as a building material of increasing importance and to give it a place of prominence in design which was unknown in the nineteenth century; examples from Breslau, Germany Centennial Hall; a Restaurant in Cologne; The Leipzig Exhibition Hall; a concrete exhibition structure in Cologne; British pavilion at British Empire Exhibition Wembley; a garden pavilion Ramsgate England; San Diego California monument at Balboa Park, Fine Arts Building, Los Angeles Church of St. John; lumber storehouse in Cassell, Germany, many more examples from the U.S.A.

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    Stock ID: 21286
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  • COOK, Peter.
    Architecture: action and plan

    London, Studio Vista 1967

    First paper back edition. 96pp illustrated with b/w plates. Decorated collaged b/w wrappers. A little rubbed on spine. Studio Vista was founded in 1961 that specialised in leisure and design topics.[1] In the 1960s, the firm published works by a number of authors that went on to be noted designers. This book along with a series of companion volumes by other contemporary designers provided affordable and accessible insights into issues of the day. All were edited by typographer and designers John Lewis. Distinctive design series.

    Stock ID: 21234
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