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  • Stained Glass Windows by (TRADE CATALOGUE) WILLIAM MORRIS & COMPANY
    (TRADE CATALOGUE) WILLIAM MORRIS & COMPANY
    Stained Glass Windows

    London Willliam Morris & Co. 1953

    36 pp. Colour frontis of windows in the Church of the Ascension, Mitcham, Surrey, colour and b/w plates throughout and decorations in the text. 4to. Cloth boards with d/w. Embossed with title and trade mark of the firm on the upper board. D/w sunned and chipped around most edges. Front and rear end papers slightly foxed. Internally though very good. Includes a brief account of the origins, history, uses and types of stained glass with details of the firm's projects. Designed to promote the work of the firm. Nice item with a typed letter to George G. Pace from William Morris & Company slipped in. From the library of George Pace

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  • The Deserted Village by Signed by Elbert Hubbard with photograph of Frank L Baum loosely inserted GOLDSMITH, Dr Oliver.
    Signed by Elbert Hubbard with photograph of Frank L Baum loosely inserted GOLDSMITH, Dr Oliver.
    The Deserted Village to which is prefaced some notes concerning a Little journey to "Sweet Auburn" as written by Elbert Hubbard.

    New York Aurora Village Roycroft Shop 1898

    no 18 of 470 copies. The Deserted Village was the first Roycroft book designed by W.W. Denslow. Denslow's 19 initials are outline letters, embellished with scrollwork, spiral flourishes, shamrocks, and other ornamental devices. The letters are printed in green and filled in by hand with gold paint. Dickinson's wove paper 11⅜ h × 9 w × ½ d in (290 × 230 mm). Green half cloth spine. Paper covered boards. Title in gilt on the green cloth on upper board. Some slight wear to corners, head and base of spine else a very good copy. Denslow, Hubbard and Baum are linked in this particular copy as Denslow, illustrated Baum's edition of the…

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    New York Aurora Village Roycroft Shop 1898

    no 18 of 470 copies. The Deserted Village was the first Roycroft book designed by W.W. Denslow. Denslow's 19 initials are outline letters, embellished with scrollwork, spiral flourishes, shamrocks, and other ornamental devices. The letters are printed in green and filled in by hand with gold paint. Dickinson's wove paper 11⅜ h × 9 w × ½ d in (290 × 230 mm). Green half cloth spine. Paper covered boards. Title in gilt on the green cloth on upper board. Some slight wear to corners, head and base of spine else a very good copy. Denslow, Hubbard and Baum are linked in this particular copy as Denslow, illustrated Baum's edition of the Wizard of Oz and other books by him and it is his photograph which is loosely inserted in the copy. Interesting connection. This copy one of the first 40 copies. Others of the first 40 were reputedly all extra illustrated editions although this copy does not have illustrations beyond the decorated letters by Denslow. Hubbard began his own prinnting conern, the Roycroft Press, inspired by William Morris's Kelmscott Press.

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  • [ISOTYPE DIAGRAMS]
    Het Bouwbedrijf in Nederland [ The Construction industry in the Netherlands ]

    Leiden, H E Stenfert Kroese's Uitgevers Maatschappij N. V. 1943

    40pp 32 figures in colour and black and white. This is the first issue of a series Nederland street naar Welvaart. [ Netherlands strives for Prosperity] Post was reconstruction publication providing fascinating statistics on post war building construction industries. Key interest is the wealth of isotype diagrams used to convey the scale and operation in the construction sector. Wrappers slightly browned. Previous owner's signature on upper corner of front wrapper. Scarce publication.

    Stock ID: 22675
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  • GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION 1939-40 DICKERSON A F and MAHAN H. E.
    Painted with Light by General Electric

    San Francisco Published by the firm 1940

    [1pp introduction] 10pp text + 10 full colour illustrations of the site showing impact of flood lighting. Text describes the methods of lighting the site and this is illustrated with b/w plates. Blue folder with gilt lettered label. Text reprinted from 1940 AIEE Transactions for General Electric Company. Uncommon.

    Stock ID: 22670
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  • {VICTORIA PRESS} [SHERBORNE] PORTMAN, Louisa Mary.
    Catalogue of the Pictures Sherborne Castle.

    Printed by Emily Faithfull and Co, Victoria Press [ for the employment of Women ] 1862

    vii + 370pp, 3 plans showing rooms, fold out genealogy of the Barons Digby this has a tear detaching end section from main part, but all present. Blue blind stamped cloth, gilt titles on upper board. Rebacked with original spine label pasted on. Internal hinges reinforced with linen tape to match rust coloured end papers. Emily Faithfull was an early pioneer for women's employment. She established the Victoria Press in 1860 and this ran until 1864 as a business to provide opportunities for women. he Society for Promoting the Employment of Women (SPEW) was one of the earliest British women's organisations and it…

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    Printed by Emily Faithfull and Co, Victoria Press [ for the employment of Women ] 1862

    vii + 370pp, 3 plans showing rooms, fold out genealogy of the Barons Digby this has a tear detaching end section from main part, but all present. Blue blind stamped cloth, gilt titles on upper board. Rebacked with original spine label pasted on. Internal hinges reinforced with linen tape to match rust coloured end papers. Emily Faithfull was an early pioneer for women's employment. She established the Victoria Press in 1860 and this ran until 1864 as a business to provide opportunities for women. he Society for Promoting the Employment of Women (SPEW) was one of the earliest British women's organisations and it was Emily Faithfull's awareness of this which lead to her establishing the Victoria Press. Description of the book pasted in from R G Watkins catalogue 8 of 1989. Louisa Portman was the neice of George Digby Winfield Digby to whom the book is dedicated. Series of dedication in various manuscript hands on prelims and half title show it passed between family members and friends. Scarce.

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  • Corpus vitrearum Medii Aevi. Great Britain. Vol. 1. The County of Oxford : a catalogue of medieval stained Glass by NEWTON Peter A.,
    NEWTON Peter A.,
    Corpus vitrearum Medii Aevi. Great Britain. Vol. 1. The County of Oxford : a catalogue of medieval stained Glass

    London Oxford University Press for the British Academy 1979

    246 + plates in colour and b/w. 4to. Original black cloth with gold lettering to spine. Very good with very good dust wrapper, slightly chipped at head of spine. Signature of H G Wayment [ who published on the glass of Fairford Church] on front end paper and inscription from him on title page concerning Peter Newton and providing anecdotal information on how it came to be volume I in the Corpus Vitrearum series. A catalogue of important medieval stained glass housed within buildings in the county of Oxford.

    Stock ID: 22577
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  • AYERS, Tim
    The Medieval Stained Glass of Merton College, Oxford

    Corpus Vitraearum Medii Aevi: Great Britain published by OUP 213

    762pp illustrated in colour. 4to. 2 volumes in slip case. Significant study of glass both in terms of detail and approach, which includes a comprehensive context for the stained glass at Merton.

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  • The Medieval Stained Glass of the County of Lincolnshire by HEBGIN-BARNES Penny
    HEBGIN-BARNES Penny
    The Medieval Stained Glass of the County of Lincolnshire

    Oxford Oxford University Press 1996

    lvii, 390pp (24), with 24 colour plates at the rear of the book. 316 b/w illustrations throughout text. 8vo. Dust wrapper. Very good. An extremely comprehensive illustrated catalogue of the medieval stained glass of the county, excluding Lincoln Cathedral. Interesting text on Lincolnshire's historical and cultural heritage.

    Stock ID: 22561
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  • FRENCH Thomas, O'CONNOR David
    York Minster: Fascicule 1: The West Windows of the Nave wI, wII, sXXXVI (Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi: Great Britain) (Vol 3)

    Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy 1987

    96, 16 col. pls., 15 b and w pls., 2 microfiches with 220 b and wills. 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper. Out of Print.

    Stock ID: 22560
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  • TOWNSEND W. G. Paulson,
    Special issues of the Art Workers Quarterly Papers, Extracts of Papers, Notes and illustrations in connection with the Third International Art Congress held in London

    London Art Worker's Quarterly August and December 1908

    [1] + 1-76 + [1] + 1-88pp illustrated with examples of work in the arts and crafts style giving the names of individual makers. 4to. Green cloth, titles on upper board. Bookplates of Ian Monins. These special issues are additional to the The Art Workers' Quarterly published 1902-1906 and were published in August and December 1908. These contained the papers and extracts of papers read at the Third International Art Congress for the development of Drawing and Art Teaching and the Application to Industries held in London, August, 1908, as well as a record of the Retrospective Exhibition of Students' Works, held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, in connection with the Congress. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 22556
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  • [RUSKIN]
    Catalogue of the Ruskin Museum Coniston

    William Holmes Printer Ulverston Fifth edition 1919

    38pp. Small 8vo. Decorated wrappers. Foreword by W G Collingwood. Ruskin died at Brantwood of influenza on 20 Jan 1900. His colleague W.G. Collingwood organised a memorial exhibition in the newly extended Assembly Room of Coniston Institute. The proceeds from the exhibition not only paid off the outstanding debt on the Assembly Room but raised sufficient funds to build a further extension to house a permanent memorial exhibition there to Ruskin.d. This is now the Ruskin Museum. An important record of Ruskin's letters, books, manuscripts and over 200 drawings and watercolours; arguably, the most comprehensive collection of Ruskiniana ever presented to the public. Artifacts now housed in the Ruskin Museum at Coniston.

    Stock ID: 22500
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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.

    Stock ID: 22332
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  • BARTRAM. Alan,
    The English Lettering Tradition from 1700 to the present day

    London Lund Humphries 1986

    180pp illustrated with b/w photogravure plates. 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21918
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  • [GOUDY] BRUCKNER D.J.R.,
    Frederic Goudy 1865 - 1947

    New York Harry N. Abrams, Inc 1990

    Masters of American Design Series. 144pp, 250 illustrations. Large 4to. Decorated end papers. Very good in similar dust wrapper. Critical biography of this key American designer of typefaces.

    Stock ID: 21916
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  • MOXON, Joseph.
    Mechanick Exercises on the whole art of printing

    Oxford The University Press 1958

    Edited by Herbert Davis and Harry Carter. lxiii + 480pp, 34 text illustrations, 40 plates, including 2 fold-outs. Royal 8vo. Good in worn and slightly chipped dust wrapper which is a little foxed. Internally very good. Previous typographic ownership plates and dedication in latin to Michael Harvey.

    Stock ID: 21915
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  • ZAPF, Hermann.
    Manuale Typographicum: 100 typographical arrangements..

    Cambridge, Mass. M.I.T. [1968] 1970

    Paperback edition. 100 typographic pages with quotations from the past & present on types & printing in 16 different languages, with additional explanations provided especially for this edition by Carl Zahn. Blue stiff card wrappers overprinted with white lettering. Useful resource designed to have the book accessible to a wide ranging audience.

    Stock ID: 21914
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  • BURREN, F and GREGORY, G.R.
    Moulds for Cast Stone and Concrete Products With Design for Garden Ornaments by T. Raffles Davison

    London Concrete Publications Limited 1957

    96pp with numerous black and white diagrams and illustrations by T. Raffles Davison. Long Octavo. 25cm x 18.2cm. Blue Paper Wrappers. Fine. With only slight damage to top 1.5cm of spine. First Edition printed 1930. This is the 4th reprint. An informative and practical publication presenting detailed working drawings of a wide range of common shapes produced in cast stone and concrete.

    Stock ID: 21893
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  • [GILL] PEACE, David.
    Eric Gill: The Inscriptions

    Boston David R Goldine 1994

    208pp illustrated. Very good in very good dust wrapper. Appraisal of the inscription designs of Eric Gill in his capacity as artist craftsman. Over 50 half tone illustrations and numerous line illustrations in the text.

    Stock ID: 21889
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  • KINROSS, Robin.
    Modern Typography: An essay in critical history

    London Hyphen 1992

    206pp Wrappers with fold in flaps. Sm 4to. Good copy. Essays which cover the history of Western typography, from the time (c.1700 in France and England) when it can be said to have become 'modern'. The essays each focus on different cultures in different times, to trace the developments and shifts in modern typography. First edition

    Stock ID: 21831
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  • ZAPF, Hermann. [Foreword]
    International Calligraphy Today

    London Thames and Hudso. 1982

    192pp with 155 illustrations, 40 in colour. 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper. Ownership signature of Michael Harvey on front end paper dated 1983.

    Stock ID: 21830
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