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A Room of Our Own: an Exhibition of furniture and furnishings in their surroundings designed at the Royal College of Art
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A Room of Our Own: an Exhibition of furniture and furnishings in their surroundings designed at the Royal College of Art

London: Royal College of Art, 1958. First edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 74 8vo. Catalogue of an exhibition at The Tea Centre, 22 Regent Street London SW1, 10th-28th October. Lists 64 items, black-and-white photographic illustrations (3 plates), appendix laid in for catalogue numbers 65-106, which are various decorative items (silver, oil paintings etc. Placed around the walls. Card covers. Room designed by George Freeman, catalogue by Gillian Newing with a Foreword by Sir Gordon Russell and a Note by Robin Darwin. Pages not numbered; 3 leaves of advertisements to rear. Condition notes: Ticks against a few of the items in the catalogue list. Some age-darkening to covers.

£45.00

The City of London, a Record of Destruction and Survival
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The City of London, a Record of Destruction and Survival

By C.H. Holden

London: The Architectural Press, 1951. First edition. Hardback. Very good/Fair. 1151 8vo. Described on the title page as "the building development of the City, the damage suffered in the years 1940-1945, and the proposal solves for reconstruction as incorporated in the Final Report of the planning consultants, C.H.Holden, LITT. D., FRIBA, and W.G. Holford, FRIBA, MTPI, , presented, in 1947, to the Court of Common Council". With a foldout aerial photograph of London as it was just at the end of the war, many other illustrations, and numerous coloured fold out maps illustrating proposals for redevelopment. The section on war damage includes many excellent photographs of the damage. For those of us familiar with London as it is now, and resigned to the damage caused to post-war Britain by so many of these planned "improvements", to look at the maps and see some of the proposals which, mercifully, were rejected is quite startling. The consultants' final report occupies pages 265 to 320. Condition notes: A little wear to the boards, but otherwise the book is in excellent condition. The dustjacket is rather knocked about, price clipped, chipped and with a previous owner's name in ink to the front. Considerable loss to the back section of the dustjacket.

£27.00

New directions in Japanese architecture

By Robin Boyd

London: Studio Vista, 1968. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 528 4to. First printing. Well-illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Condition notes: Ex library, usual stamps and a ticket pocket, but clean and sound, with dustwrapper.

£15.00

Colonial Furniture in America

By Luke Vincent Lockwood

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 8082 Folio. Two volumes. "New and Greatly Enlarged Edition. With 867 Illustrations of Representative Pieces". Red cloth covered boards, gilt decoration, gilt titles to spines. Condition notes: Two sound, clean volumes. Boards are rather bumped at corners, and the spine strip frayed at top and bottom, but the binding is sound and the contents clean and bright. STANDARD POSTAGE charged within the UK.

£95.00

Wales's Best One Hundred Churches
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Wales's Best One Hundred Churches

By T.J. Hughes

Bridgend, Wales: Seren, 2007. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 474 8vo. A very attractive book, on good quality paper; many coloured illustrations. Condition notes: Almost as new.

£10.00

An Historical Guide to French Interiors, Furniture, Decoration, Woodwork and Allied Arts during the last half of the seventeenth century, the whole of the eighteenth century and the earlier part of the nineteenth
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An Historical Guide to French Interiors, Furniture, Decoration, Woodwork and Allied Arts during the last half of the seventeenth century, the whole of the eighteenth century and the earlier part of the nineteenth

By T. A. Strange

London: McCorquodale and Co. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 2240 4to. 400 pages of illustrations. Red cloth-covered boards, quarter leather, gilt decoration and titles. Ex-library, with ownership and withdrawn stamps to front end papers. Undated. Condition notes: Spine in a poor way, with some loss and remainder rubbed and worn. Boards sound, although knocked and rubbed, internally clean and bright. Binding sound.

£35.00

The High Victorian Movement in Architecture 1850-1870
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The High Victorian Movement in Architecture 1850-1870

By Stefan Muthesius

London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1972. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 900 4to. With many illustrations from domestic, public and ecclesiastical architecture. With notes, suggested further reading and an index. Condition notes: Dust jacket with some edge wear, including a tiny tear, some sunning and a little soiling to the rear of the dust jacket. Book sound and clean but with bumping to one corner of the back board.

£30.00

Modern Housing Estates
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Modern Housing Estates

By Stanley Gale

London: Batsford, 1949. First Edition. Hardback. Fair/No Jacket. 924 4to. With plans, both in the run of text and as foldout sheets, and many photographic illustrations. "A Practical Guide to Their Planning, Design and Development for the Use of Town Planners, Architects, Surveyors, Engineers, Municipal Officials, Builders and others interested in the technical and legal aspects of the subject". Condition notes: The boards (especially the front board) have been damaged, perhaps by being splashed with a caustic liquid, but the book is internally in very nice condition indeed, with no signs of damp damage.

£15.00

Richard Norman Shaw
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Richard Norman Shaw

By Andrew Saint

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977. 2nd edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 1451 . With 291 illustrations in all, including photographs, drawings and plans. There is a list of buildings completed by Shaw in date order, an appendix of pupils and assistants, notes and an index. Condition notes: The dust jacket (not price clipped) is somewhat sunned, with some edge wear and a tear to its rear flyleaf. The book itself is clean and sound inside and out, with bright pages.

£35.00

Rococo Architecture in Southern Germany
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Rococo Architecture in Southern Germany

By Henry-Russell Hitchcock

New York: Phaidon, 1968. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 1807 4to. With 218 monochrome photographic illustrations. Condition notes: Sound, clean and bright. Dust jacket not price clipped, but there are the remains of an old price sticker inside the dust jacket.

£15.00

Japanese Enamels
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Japanese Enamels

By James L. Bowes

Liverpool, 1884. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 934 4to. Printed for private circulation. 'With illustrations from examples in the Bowes collection'. Blue cloth-covered boards, bevelled, gilt titles to front board and spine, top edges gilt. Coloured frontispiece, one other colour plate, others monochrome, and with line drawings. Condition notes: Boards knocked and rubbed, some spotting to prelims and rear end papers. Binding firm, plates and text in good, clean condition.

£120.00

Catalogue of a Collection of European Enamels From the Earliest date to the End of the XVII. Century
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Catalogue of a Collection of European Enamels From the Earliest date to the End of the XVII. Century

London: Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1897. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 760 4to. Half leather, cloth-covered boards, marbled end papers, top edges gilt, gilt decoration to spine. NOT illustrated. Comprising introductory essays by J. Starkie Gardner and Alfred Higgins, 23 pages (i to xxiii), then 81 page descriptive catalogue ( pp 1 to 82). Condition notes: Cloth rather grubby, some wear to leather, binding firm, pages clean. A pair of tiny pin holes to bottom margin of prelims and up to page xv of the essays.

£20.00

The Book of Sun-Dials Collected by Mrs Alfred Gatty
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The Book of Sun-Dials Collected by Mrs Alfred Gatty

By H.K.F. Gatty

London: George Bell and Sons, 1889. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 1206 8vo. Co-editor Eleanor Lloyd. New and enlarged edition, with an appendix on the construction of dials by W. Richardson. Each dial described, with the text of mottoes, and some illustrated. The appendix on construction has three fold-out plates of diagrams. Condition notes: Sporadic foxing, boards rubbed, spine/board hinge splitting for two or three inches along its length. Spine strip grubby. Text block firm.

£85.00

The Architecture of John Nash

By Terence Davis

London: Studio, 1960. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Fair. 1058 Folio. Introduced with a critical essay by Sir John Summerson. Illustrated with photographs and plans. Condition notes: The book is clean and firm, with just a little fading to the linen spine strip at top and bottom. The dust jacket is ragged and worn.

£10.00

L'Epopée des Cathédrales
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L'Epopée des Cathédrales

By Zoe Oldenbourg

Paris: Hachette, 1972. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 2415 Folio. The architecture of the Cathedrals of France (with cover title 'Cathédrales de France'). A large format, beautifully illustrated book; most illustrations are monochrome but some are in colour. Condition notes: A very little bumping to edge of dust jacket (which is not price clipped), some discolouration to front free end paper and flyleaf, otherwise as new.

£20.00

Indian Temples and Sculpture
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Indian Temples and Sculpture

By Louis Frederic

London: Thames and Hudson, 1959. Hardback. Good/Fair. 2420 Folio. Translated from the French by Eva M. Hooykaas and A.H. Christie. Many monochrome illustrations. Condition notes: Dust jacket ragged, covers age-darkened towards edges. Internally, tendency of age-darkening to pages, but clean and sound. Faint pencil gift inscription to front free end paper.

£43.00

Furniture Treasury (Mostly of American Origin)
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Furniture Treasury (Mostly of American Origin)

By Wallace Nutting

New York: Macmillan, 1961. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 3464 4to. Two volumes in one. 'Five thousand illustrations with descriptions on the same page'. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles. Unpaginated (instead, each illustration is numbered, and text refers to an illustration); roughly 2.25 inches thick. Condition notes: Boards sound, binding firm, clean internally, but externally rather shabby, with some spotting to spine and some staining to front board from splashes.

£25.00

Dickens Landmarks in London

By Arthur Moreland

London: Cassell, 1931. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 672 4to. With a forward by Sir Henry F Dickens, KC. Illustrated by the author. From the preface: "The face of London is changing so rapidly that the time cannot be far distant when much that is recording these pages will have disappeared". As this was written in 1931, the anticipated changes came of course much sooner and much more dramatically than had been anticipated. Condition notes: Boards clean and firm, with just a very little knocking at corners. A hint of differential fading on the top board. Internally, clean and bright.

£10.00

English Abbeys and Priories

By Olive Cook

London: Readers Union, 1962. Hardback. Very Good/Fair. 1410 Folio. Photographs (136 as photogravures) by Edwin Smith. With 2 ground plans,11 engravings and 4 tipped-in colour plates. Condition notes: Tipped-in frontispiece (Dunstable Priory) creased, other 3 colour plates very good. Book in very good condition- clean and sound. Dust jacket torn and grubby.

£8.00

Forts and Fortresses

By Martin Brice

London: Chancellor Press, 1999. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 1018 4to. Charting "the entire history of fortification from the Ancient Babylonian brick structures in 3500 BC to the massive Atlantic Wall erected by the Germans during World War II". A large format book generously illustrated. Pictorial boards. Condition notes: Dust jacket a little worn but book bright and sound.

£8.00

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