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  • Attractive copy of these Pugin engravings
    A Series of Views Illustrative of Pugin's Examples of Gothic Architecture: by LEEDS, W.H. & NASH, Joseph
    LEEDS, W.H. & NASH, Joseph
    A Series of Views Illustrative of Pugin's Examples of Gothic Architecture: Sketched from nature and drawn on stone by Joseph Nash, pupil to Augustus Pugin. With letter-press descriptions by W.H. Leeds.

    First Edition. Original buckram boards with leather spine and gilt titles. A touch of rubbing to the boards and the spine edges, but still an attractive copy. Slight fading to the edges of the boards.
    Engraved title, title and a further 21 plates (so 22 plates including title), plus 20 pages of Leed's text. Some foxing /darkening to the plates. [iv], 20, [22] pp. 350 x 265 mm (13¾ x 10½ inches).

    Book ID: 2826
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  • Cours d 'architecture qui comprend les ordres de Vignole by D'AVILER, Augustine, Charles.
    D'AVILER, Augustine, Charles.
    Cours d 'architecture qui comprend les ordres de Vignole avec des commentaires, les figures et descriptions de ses plus beaux batimens, et de ceux de Michel-Ange, plusieurs nouveaux desseins, ornemens et preceptes, contenant la distribution, la decoration, la matiere et la construction des edifices, la maconnerie, la charpenterie... l'art de batir avec une ample explication

    Paris: Jean Mariette: 1720. A beautiful copy of this classic of French architecture. 140 fabulous engravings including 2 frontis - many folding. Gilt titles and decoration to spine. Volume II is an explication of the terms of architecture. The boards are a little rubbed and speckled, but still holding well. blank front end paper to the first volume is a touch loose. The rest of the pages and the plates are all in lovely condition. The collation of the plates is very confusing. Frontis, +, A, B, C, 1-12, 14-43, 43b, 43a, 44-51, 51a, 52-59, 59a, 59b, 60-62, 62A-I, 62K-T, 64a, 64b, 65a-65d, 65bb, 66a, 66b, 67-94, 95-98, 98a, 60-62, 99, 99a-99d, 100-103. Plates conform to index. VII frontis. Une…

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    Paris: Jean Mariette: 1720. A beautiful copy of this classic of French architecture. 140 fabulous engravings including 2 frontis - many folding. Gilt titles and decoration to spine. Volume II is an explication of the terms of architecture. The boards are a little rubbed and speckled, but still holding well. blank front end paper to the first volume is a touch loose. The rest of the pages and the plates are all in lovely condition. The collation of the plates is very confusing. Frontis, +, A, B, C, 1-12, 14-43, 43b, 43a, 44-51, 51a, 52-59, 59a, 59b, 60-62, 62A-I, 62K-T, 64a, 64b, 65a-65d, 65bb, 66a, 66b, 67-94, 95-98, 98a, 60-62, 99, 99a-99d, 100-103. Plates conform to index. VII frontis. Une belle copie de ce classique de l'architecture française. 140 fabuleuses gravures dont 2 frontis - nombreux dépliants. Titres et décor dorés au dos. Le tome II est une explication des termes de l'architecture. Les planches sont un peu frottées et mouchetées, mais tiennent toujours bien. papier avant vierge pour le premier volume est un peu lâche. Le reste des pages et les planches sont en très bon état. La collation des assiettes est très déroutante. Frontis, +, A, B, C, 1-12, 14-43, 43b, 43a, 44-51, 51a, 52-59, 59a, 59b, 60-62, 62A-I, 62K-T, 64a, 64b, 65a-65d, 65bb, 66a, 66b, 67-94, 95-98, 98a, 60-62, 99, 99a-99d, 100-103. Plaques conformes à l'index. VII frontis.

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    Book ID: 1799
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  • English Decoration and Furniture of the Later XVIIIth Century (1760-1820) by JOURDAIN, M
    JOURDAIN, M
    English Decoration and Furniture of the Later XVIIIth Century (1760-1820) An account of its development and characteristic forms

    Edition: First Edition

    London: B.T. Batsford Ltd: 1922. This is Volume IV of The Library of Decorative Art, but is complete in itself. Gift inscription by Harry Batsford (Chairman of B.T. Batsford) to A. E. Doyle, a member of staff at Batsfords. Original burgundy cloth with gilt titles. 269 pages. 360 by 280mm (14¼ by 11 inches).

    Condition: The binding is sound, but slightly loose, with the result that one of the gathers has become detached (but still present). Burgundy boards have a little rubbing and discolouration, mainly to the rear board, but mainly sound. Internally clean throughout. Inscription by Batsford and one other.

    Book ID: 2014
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  • Limited to 100 examples
    Het Vlaamse Land by MALCLES-MASEREEL, Laure
    MALCLES-MASEREEL, Laure
    Het Vlaamse Land 18 lithografieen van Laure Malcles-Masereel

    Brussel: Wastiau-Jeukens, 1976. Limited edition of 100. Foreword in Dutch by Roger Avermaete. One of the 20 examples where the signed lithographs are in two states: on Japon paper and also on Arduenna (this is # 13 of 20). These are loose in gathers, and uncut. With an original signed sketch on glassine. Enclosed in a light blue portfolio, and inside its original slipcase. Unpaginated. 350 x 255 mm (13¾ x 10 inches). Laure Malcles-Masereel was an accomplished illustrator in her own right, previous to becoming Frans Masereel's second wife.

    Condition: Slipcase has some sun fading, and light wear. Spine of the portfolio has sun fading. Internally the lithographs and original artwork are all in a very good condition.

    Book ID: 2564
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  • King John's House, Tollard Royal, Wilts by PITT-RIVERS, Lieutenant-General
    PITT-RIVERS, Lieutenant-General
    King John's House, Tollard Royal, Wilts

    Printed privately, 1890. First Edition in hardback and in scarce slipcase. Blue percaline with gilt adornments, and gilt titles to spine. Top edge gilt. v, 26pp. + 25 plates including one fold-out. The book is rubbed at edges, the slipcase in good shape. Fold-out map to front has some neat tape repairs. Overall good. 315 x 255 mm (12½ x 10 inches).

    Originally a hunting 'box' for King John, this historic house lies within the Cranborne Chase, an ancient deer forest where King John came to hunt. Lieutenant-General Pitt-Rivers inherited what is known as The Rushmore Estate in 1880. He created a deer park and ornamental parkland there - including the fabulous Larmer Tree Pleasure Gardens.

    Book ID: 3463
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  • L'Urbanisme est une clef by LE CORBUSIER [Charles-Édouard Jeanneret]
    LE CORBUSIER [Charles-Édouard Jeanneret]
    L'Urbanisme est une clef

    Paris: aux "edition forces vives", 1966. First Edition. Small soft back. Original paper covers. Printed covers in yellow, red and green. A previous owner has written 1976 in the handwritten style of Le Corbusier, realised they had written the wrong date, and tried to correct it to 1966. Otherwise clean and tidy. To the half title page is a stamp for a Brussels architect. Some underlining and a couple of small annotations to the text. 64 pages. 125 x 125 mm (5 x 5 inches). Première édition. Petit dos souple. Couvertures en papier d'origine. Couvertures imprimées en jaune, rouge et vert. Un ancien propriétaire a écrit 1976 dans le style manuscrit de Le Corbusier, s'est rendu compte qu'ils avaient…

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    Paris: aux "edition forces vives", 1966. First Edition. Small soft back. Original paper covers. Printed covers in yellow, red and green. A previous owner has written 1976 in the handwritten style of Le Corbusier, realised they had written the wrong date, and tried to correct it to 1966. Otherwise clean and tidy. To the half title page is a stamp for a Brussels architect. Some underlining and a couple of small annotations to the text. 64 pages. 125 x 125 mm (5 x 5 inches). Première édition. Petit dos souple. Couvertures en papier d'origine. Couvertures imprimées en jaune, rouge et vert. Un ancien propriétaire a écrit 1976 dans le style manuscrit de Le Corbusier, s'est rendu compte qu'ils avaient écrit la mauvaise date et a essayé de la corriger en 1966. Sinon, propre et bien rangé. A la page de faux titre se trouve un cachet pour un architecte bruxellois. Quelques soulignements et quelques petites annotations au texte. 64 pages. 125 x 125 mm

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    Book ID: 3211
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  • Unique item - Architectural text plus Ms
    Lincoln Cathedral, nine plates from by WINKLES, Benjamin
    WINKLES, Benjamin
    Lincoln Cathedral, nine plates from Architectural and Picturesque Illustrations of the Cathedral Churches, plus manuscript (in Dutch)

    1838. Pages 1 - 24 on Lincoln (from Volume II of Architectural and Picturesque Illustrations of the Cathedral Churches) with coloured frontis plus nine b/w plates depicting Lincoln Cathedral from the same, bound together with 58 pages of handwritten Dutch manuscript about the cathedral.
    With red leather spine, and gilt titles to same. Marbled brown boards. Blue endpapers. Plates have the original protective tissue.
    270 x 190mm (10¾ x 7½ inches).

    Condition: Spine has some wear but is good, scuffing / rubbing to boards. Blue endp

    Book ID: 2289
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  • Maandblad Nummer 5. Zweden by WENDINGEN
    WENDINGEN
    Maandblad Nummer 5. Zweden

    Santpoort: C.A.Mees, 1927. First edition. This issue is number 5 of the 8th series dedicated to Swedish Architecture. Complete. Tied with raffia at the spine. Over 30 b/w photographs of examples of Swedish architectural features, and includes some floor plans from Stockholm's City Hall and theatre, amongst others. Cover lithograph after a drawing by S. Jesserun de Mesquita. 26 pages. 335 x 335 mm (13¼ x 13¼ inches).

    Condition: Raffia at spine is delicate, and has come out of one hole. Cover is foxed and darkened at edges. Spine has split at tail end but otherwise in a very good condition.

    Book ID: 2565
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  • Unique and unpublished
    Milton Abbey Dorsetshire - Architectural Report and photographs by SHORE, Lt Col B. C. G.
    SHORE, Lt Col B. C. G.
    Milton Abbey Dorsetshire - Architectural Report and photographs

    London: Unpublished, 1960. A hardback bound typescript of a report by Lt-Col Shore, on faults and problems with the architecture of Milton Abbey in Dorset. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titles. The typescript itself is unpaginated, but is 11 pages long. printed to one side in red and black. Also bound in are 8 large (30.5cm x 24cm) black and white silver gelatin photographs of detailsl of the Abbey architecture, including one with the members of the Abbey team showing some Saxon stone work. There are two further loose photographs, one of which is a little tatty to the edges. The report is signed in fountain pen by the author. There is also a compliments letter loosely enclosed.…

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    London: Unpublished, 1960. A hardback bound typescript of a report by Lt-Col Shore, on faults and problems with the architecture of Milton Abbey in Dorset. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titles. The typescript itself is unpaginated, but is 11 pages long. printed to one side in red and black. Also bound in are 8 large (30.5cm x 24cm) black and white silver gelatin photographs of detailsl of the Abbey architecture, including one with the members of the Abbey team showing some Saxon stone work. There are two further loose photographs, one of which is a little tatty to the edges. The report is signed in fountain pen by the author. There is also a compliments letter loosely enclosed. In good clean condition, with a touch of darkening to the edges only. 355 by 255mm (14 by 10 inches).

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    Book ID: 3090
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  • One Thousand and Twenty Fifth Avenue New York by SALOMON, William.
    SALOMON, William.
    One Thousand and Twenty Fifth Avenue New York Photography by Lillian Baynes Griffin

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: William Salomon, 1912. Three-quarter vellum over paper-covered boards with title in gold on cover. Fore-and bottom page edges untrimmed, as published. The book is a complete photo-documentation of William Salomon's gorgeous mansion (which has since been demolished), located on New York's Fifth Avenue. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of plates in photogravure. Photographs by Lillian Baynes Griffin, who was the wife of the American Impressionist Painter Walter Griffin (1861-1935). Each plate protected by a tissue guard. A little marking to the cream covered boards, but not too much. Internally clean and tidy throughout.
    410 x 310 mm (16¼ x 12¼ inches). No Pagination but 56 photogravures each with blank verso. William Salomon was an American financier and…

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    New York: William Salomon, 1912. Three-quarter vellum over paper-covered boards with title in gold on cover. Fore-and bottom page edges untrimmed, as published. The book is a complete photo-documentation of William Salomon's gorgeous mansion (which has since been demolished), located on New York's Fifth Avenue. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of plates in photogravure. Photographs by Lillian Baynes Griffin, who was the wife of the American Impressionist Painter Walter Griffin (1861-1935). Each plate protected by a tissue guard. A little marking to the cream covered boards, but not too much. Internally clean and tidy throughout.
    410 x 310 mm (16¼ x 12¼ inches). No Pagination but 56 photogravures each with blank verso. William Salomon was an American financier and one of the managers of the New York firm Speyer & Co. In 1902 he founded the banking-house William Salomon & Co. He was very active in railroad finance and has contributed a number of articles on financial and other topics to the magazines of the day.

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    Condition: A little marking to the cream covered boards, but not too much. Internally clean and tidy throughout.

    Book ID: 1952
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  • 'Perspective'. French Architectural Manuscript / Sketchbook by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    'Perspective'. French Architectural Manuscript / Sketchbook

    France: n/a, 1900. Wonderful French architectural manuscript portfolio on 'Perspective'. This appears to be a student's own manuscript and sketches from an architectural or art course. All of the contents are dealing with perspective in different forms. Some are purely mathematical (such as the design and sketches of cones and other shapes.) Others are examples of sketches drawn in proper perspective. The portfolio contains a large number of loose leaves. Each aspect (text in French) has one or more illustrations following. Many (but not all) of the pages have pencilled numbers to the top edge. In total there are 48 pages of text and 64 pages of illustrations / diagrams. In fact, there are a few more, but we…

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    France: n/a, 1900. Wonderful French architectural manuscript portfolio on 'Perspective'. This appears to be a student's own manuscript and sketches from an architectural or art course. All of the contents are dealing with perspective in different forms. Some are purely mathematical (such as the design and sketches of cones and other shapes.) Others are examples of sketches drawn in proper perspective. The portfolio contains a large number of loose leaves. Each aspect (text in French) has one or more illustrations following. Many (but not all) of the pages have pencilled numbers to the top edge. In total there are 48 pages of text and 64 pages of illustrations / diagrams. In fact, there are a few more, but we have only counted "significant" pages. The paper is a little darkened, and there are a few very minor closed tears to the page edge. The folder has cracking to the spine edge, and is darkened, and at least one of the ties is still functioning. The front has a tipped on printed illustration with the title. An attractive and fascinating piece. 330 x 255 mm (13 x 10 inches).

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    Book ID: 3298
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  • Serrurerie du Moyen-Age. Les Ferrures de Portes. by BORDEAUX, Raymond
    BORDEAUX, Raymond
    Serrurerie du Moyen-Age. Les Ferrures de Portes. Avec dessins par Henri Gerente et G. Bouet

    Oxford: Parker, 1858. First edition. Original red cloth, decorated in gilt to simulate a door's lock and hinges. Moderate darkening to the spine and there is splitting, cracking and chipping to the spine. Bookplate of Henry, Thomas Ellacombe (vicar and antiquarian) to the inside board. Small stamp shows that this volume belonged to the Assay office of Birmingham. Opposite the title page, an albumen photograph (circa 1870) of a lady stood by an iron gate has been tipped in. 40 lithograph plates tipped in. 127, [ii] pp. 255 x 195 mm (10 x 7¾ inches). Première édition. Tissu rouge d'origine, décoré de dorure pour simuler la serrure et les charnières d'une porte. Assombrissement modéré de la colonne vertébrale et…

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    Oxford: Parker, 1858. First edition. Original red cloth, decorated in gilt to simulate a door's lock and hinges. Moderate darkening to the spine and there is splitting, cracking and chipping to the spine. Bookplate of Henry, Thomas Ellacombe (vicar and antiquarian) to the inside board. Small stamp shows that this volume belonged to the Assay office of Birmingham. Opposite the title page, an albumen photograph (circa 1870) of a lady stood by an iron gate has been tipped in. 40 lithograph plates tipped in. 127, [ii] pp. 255 x 195 mm (10 x 7¾ inches). Première édition. Tissu rouge d'origine, décoré de dorure pour simuler la serrure et les charnières d'une porte. Assombrissement modéré de la colonne vertébrale et il y a des fissures, des fissures et des éclats de la colonne vertébrale. Ex-libris d'Henry, Thomas Ellacombe (vicaire et antiquaire) au plat intérieur. Un petit cachet montre que ce volume appartenait au bureau d'analyse de Birmingham. En face de la page de titre, une photographie à l'albumine (vers 1870) d'une dame debout près d'une grille de fer a été inclinée. 40 planches de lithographie inclinées. 127, [ii] pp. 255 x 195 mm

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    Book ID: 3209
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  • Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro: Ediçao da Photo Musso, 1913. First Edition of this beautiful book, with many fascinating photographs taken by Luis Musso. Bound in decorative red fabric with a raised coat of arms for the city, and titles in gold to front and spine. Fabulously extravagant gold decorated end papers. Printed on high quality paper. Text describes the history of the Theatro Municipal and many Brazilian artists. Original cloth shows sign of wear with bumps to corners and spine. Blank free end paper at front has beginning of a small tear to the top, and verso has neat dedication to top right corner. Book is complete. No foxing or other markings inside. Very good condition. 136 pages. 320 x…

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    Rio de Janeiro: Ediçao da Photo Musso, 1913. First Edition of this beautiful book, with many fascinating photographs taken by Luis Musso. Bound in decorative red fabric with a raised coat of arms for the city, and titles in gold to front and spine. Fabulously extravagant gold decorated end papers. Printed on high quality paper. Text describes the history of the Theatro Municipal and many Brazilian artists. Original cloth shows sign of wear with bumps to corners and spine. Blank free end paper at front has beginning of a small tear to the top, and verso has neat dedication to top right corner. Book is complete. No foxing or other markings inside. Very good condition. 136 pages. 320 x 250 mm (12½ x 9¾ inches).

    Features pictures of the history of the theatre with details including furniture, electrical projects, ventilation and cooling, fire safety, details of Eliseu Visconti's drawings, sculptures by Rodolfo Bernadelli and Verlet, and an autographed photo of the builder Francisco de Oliveira Passos.

    Text in Portuguese, by João do Rio (pseudonym of the journalist João Paulo Emílio Cristóvão dos Santos Coelho Barreto) with lateral translation in French.

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    Book ID: 2311
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  • Limited to 100 examples
    Wallonie by MALCLES-MASEREEL, Laure
    MALCLES-MASEREEL, Laure
    Wallonie 18 lithograhies originales de Laure Malcles-Masereel

    Bruxelles: Wastiau-Jeukens, 1976. Limited edition of 100. Preface in French by Jean Servais. One of the 18 examples where the signed lithographs are in two states: on Japon paper and also on Arduenna (this is # 16 of 18). These are loose in gathers, and uncut. With both an original signed sketch on glassine, and a simple pencil drawing. Enclosed in a light blue portfolio, and inside its original slipcase. Unpaginated. Laure Malcles-Masereel was an accomplished illustrator in her own right, previous to becoming Frans Masereel's second wife. Slipcase has some sun fading, and light wear. Spine of the portfolio has sun fading. Internally the lithographs and original artwork are all in a very good condition. 350 x 255…

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    Bruxelles: Wastiau-Jeukens, 1976. Limited edition of 100. Preface in French by Jean Servais. One of the 18 examples where the signed lithographs are in two states: on Japon paper and also on Arduenna (this is # 16 of 18). These are loose in gathers, and uncut. With both an original signed sketch on glassine, and a simple pencil drawing. Enclosed in a light blue portfolio, and inside its original slipcase. Unpaginated. Laure Malcles-Masereel was an accomplished illustrator in her own right, previous to becoming Frans Masereel's second wife. Slipcase has some sun fading, and light wear. Spine of the portfolio has sun fading. Internally the lithographs and original artwork are all in a very good condition. 350 x 255 mm (13¾ x 10 inches). Tirage limité à 100 exemplaires. Préface en français de Jean Servais. Un des 18 exemplaires où les lithographies signées sont en deux états : sur papier Japon et aussi sur Arduenna (il s'agit du # 16 sur 18). Celles-ci sont lâches en fronces et non coupées. Avec à la fois un croquis original signé sur glassine et un simple dessin au crayon. Enfermé dans un portefeuille bleu clair, et à l'intérieur de son étui d'origine. Non paginé. Laure Malcles-Masereel était une illustratrice accomplie, avant de devenir la seconde épouse de Frans Masereel. L'étui a une certaine décoloration au soleil et une légère usure. La colonne vertébrale du portefeuille a une décoloration au soleil. À l'intérieur, les lithographies et les œuvres d'art originales sont toutes en très bon état. 350 x 255 mm

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    Book ID: 2563
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  • Westminster Abbey. A Guide to the Buildings and the Monuments. by RUSSELL. A. L. N.,
    RUSSELL. A. L. N.,
    Westminster Abbey. A Guide to the Buildings and the Monuments. With a Plan and an Explanation of English Gothic Architecture.

    London: Chatto & Windus: 1955. Original red paper covers with white titles. Third Impression. Frontis plan of the Abbey over two pages. 8 photographs and three further line drawings. 116 pp.

    Condition: A lovely copy of this book. The red covers are clean and tidy with just a touch of handling to them. Internally clean and tidy throughout.

    Book ID: 1342
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