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  • KERR, Robert.
    The Gentleman's House, or How to Plan English Residences from the Parsonage to the Palace

    London: John Murray (1864) 1865 2nd edition

    xlv, 464 pp: title-page vignette, 45 plates of plans (most folding). Quarter blue cloth. Repaired at head and base of spine to make good copy. One or two plates badly folded into the book and one with short tear else vg indeed. This was the first book to systematically deal with the planning of country houses. The book draws on actual examples of houses constructed or under construction. Alongside the house there is considerations of related offices such as stables. Robert Kerr was at the time, Professor of the Arts of Construction at Kings College London. Ex libris, Michael Manser with his and José's bookplate on front paste down.

    Stock ID: 22317
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  • AUDSLEY, WILLIAM JAMES and GEORGE ASHDOWN AUDSLEY.
    Popular Dictionary of Architecture and the Allied Arts: A Work of Reference for the Architect, Builder, Sculptor, Decorative Artist, and General Student

    London: Henry Sotheran & Co. n.d. (1879).

    As issued in parts no 1-19 all published. Last entry is Caeruleum. Most often found published in three volumes ending at Buttery and it is up to this entry that the index has been published for. This project was never completed by Audsley, best known for his writing on polychromatic decorations. Some parts are shaky at hinges, one or two covers detached else a good set of this part work.

    Stock ID: 809
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  • JACKSON, John Edward
    The History and Description of St. George's Church at Doncaster. Destroyed By Fire February 28, 1853.

    London: J. B. Nichols and Sons 1855

    Only 250 copies printed. 235pp, 15 plates & 41 woodcuts. Small folio. From the library of Cusworth Hall (noted on inserted hand written slip). Cloth backed paper wrappers. Spine repaired to make an excellent copy of this scarce title. Small tear in frontis, which is a lithograph of the church and some foxing and edge wear to remaining lithographic plates. Images unaffected. Key study drawing on contemporary sources for information about the design of the church before destroyed. From the library of George Gaze Pace.

    Stock ID: 24
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