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  • 8 lovely lithographs and a map of a long gone Swiss lakeside house and grounds
    8 Lithographs et carte for Fraid-Aigue, Saint Prex, Vaud by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    8 Lithographs et carte for Fraid-Aigue, Saint Prex, Vaud

    Paris: Thierry Fréres, 1840. Pale blue boards, with buckram spine. Illustration of a Gothic chapel to the front board. The boards are a little marked and stained, particularly to the back board. Inside are 8 lithographs and an estate plan of Fraidaigue (or Fraid-augue). Fraidaigue (Route de Morges 21). This was a country house in the form of a neo-Gothic chapel built in 1831 for the Dutch-born general Hendryk van Oyen, who previously owned La Gordanne near Perroy. This building was replaced in 1904 by a wealthy villa designed by architects Alphonse Laverrière and Eugène Monod. The lithographs and map are in excellent condition. with a little foxing to the borders only. The plates are drawn from nature by…

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    Paris: Thierry Fréres, 1840. Pale blue boards, with buckram spine. Illustration of a Gothic chapel to the front board. The boards are a little marked and stained, particularly to the back board. Inside are 8 lithographs and an estate plan of Fraidaigue (or Fraid-augue). Fraidaigue (Route de Morges 21). This was a country house in the form of a neo-Gothic chapel built in 1831 for the Dutch-born general Hendryk van Oyen, who previously owned La Gordanne near Perroy. This building was replaced in 1904 by a wealthy villa designed by architects Alphonse Laverrière and Eugène Monod. The lithographs and map are in excellent condition. with a little foxing to the borders only. The plates are drawn from nature by Zélie Vachon. They are deliniated by Jean-Jacques Champin (1796 - 1860), and lithographed by Thierry frères of Paris. Copies of the lithographs are held in the Musée d'art et d'histoire de la Ville de Genève. Here they are dated to the first half of the Nineteenth Century. The house/ chapel was located just outside St Prex, on the Geneva-Lausanne road (now Route de Morges). 9 leaves, printed to recto only. One folding. 350 x 290 mm (13¾ x 11½ inches).

    . Carton bleu pâle, dos en bougran. Illustration d'une chapelle gothique sur le premier plat. Les planches sont un peu marquées et tachées, en particulier au dos. A l'intérieur se trouvent 8 lithographies et un plan de succession de Fraidaigue (ou Fraid-augue). Fraidaigue (Route de Morges 21). Il s'agit d'une maison de campagne en forme de chapelle néogothique construite en 1831 pour le général d'origine hollandaise Hendryk van Oyen, qui possédait auparavant La Gordanne près de Perroy. Ce bâtiment a été remplacé en 1904 par une villa cossue conçue par les architectes Alphonse Laverrière et Eugène Monod. Les lithographies et la carte sont en excellent état, avec quelques rousseurs sur les bordures seulement. Les planches sont dessinées d'après nature par Zélie Vachon. Elles sont dessinées par Jean-Jacques Champin (1796 - 1860), et lithographiées par Thierry frères de Paris. Des copies des lithographies sont conservées au Musée d'art et d'histoire de la Ville de Genève. Elles y sont datées de la première moitié du XIXe siècle. La maison/chapelle était située juste à l'extérieur de St Prex, sur la route Genève-Lausanne (aujourd'hui route de Morges). 9 feuilles, imprimées au recto seulement. Un dépliant. 350 x 290 mm.

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    Book ID: 4207
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  • A collection of four deeds and legal documents connected with the Paddington Estate, London. by PADDINGTON ESTATE
    PADDINGTON ESTATE
    A collection of four deeds and legal documents connected with the Paddington Estate, London.

    1903. Four documents concerned with the Paddington Estate in West London. The monks of Westminster had land in Paddington from the 11th Century. After the Reformation, these rested with the Bishop of London. From the late 19th Century, these were gradually sold of through holding companies, the last being sold in the 1980's. These documents comprise: July 1903 - A counterpart licence for 14 Cleveland Square with permissions to renovations and changes to the property. 4 pages. April 1913 - A counterpart licence to add a garage for private motor cars to 7 Chilworth Mews. 3 pages and a large drawn handcoloured architectural plan of the front of the building and ground floor (on glassine). July 1926 - A licence…

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    1903. Four documents concerned with the Paddington Estate in West London. The monks of Westminster had land in Paddington from the 11th Century. After the Reformation, these rested with the Bishop of London. From the late 19th Century, these were gradually sold of through holding companies, the last being sold in the 1980's. These documents comprise: July 1903 - A counterpart licence for 14 Cleveland Square with permissions to renovations and changes to the property. 4 pages. April 1913 - A counterpart licence to add a garage for private motor cars to 7 Chilworth Mews. 3 pages and a large drawn handcoloured architectural plan of the front of the building and ground floor (on glassine). July 1926 - A licence and deed of covenant to turn 40 Cleveland Square into 3 maisonettes. 12 pages. plus a large folding architectural plan of the proposed changes, with seals and tagged seal. February 1929 - A lease from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to A. H. Heath for a lease on 110 Westbourne Terrace, Paddington. 6 pages and glassine coloured plan of property. A nice bundle of London related legal documents.

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    Book ID: 3011
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  • A beautiful collection of Architectural water colours
    A Collection of Greek Elements of Architecture by LEDONNÉ, Louis
    LEDONNÉ, Louis
    A Collection of Greek Elements of Architecture

    New York: N/A, 1900. A lovely collection of 7 ink and water-colour designs by Ledonné, which were part of his submission for the "Designing" certificate from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Together with a printed and embossed certificate from the college. The sheets comprise: "Tuscan Order Cap and Entablature" Nov. 1899; "Doric Order Pedestal and Base" Nov. 1899; "Doric Order Capital and Entablature" Dec. 1899; "Ionic Order Capital and Entablature" Jan. 1900; "Ionic Order Pedestal and Base" Feb. 1900; "Corinthian Order Capital and Entablature" April 1900; and a "Study of Corinthian Temple" Jan. 1901. Each of the sheets is approximately 49 x 37 cm. They are all in good, clean condition, but some have…

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    New York: N/A, 1900. A lovely collection of 7 ink and water-colour designs by Ledonné, which were part of his submission for the "Designing" certificate from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Together with a printed and embossed certificate from the college. The sheets comprise: "Tuscan Order Cap and Entablature" Nov. 1899; "Doric Order Pedestal and Base" Nov. 1899; "Doric Order Capital and Entablature" Dec. 1899; "Ionic Order Capital and Entablature" Jan. 1900; "Ionic Order Pedestal and Base" Feb. 1900; "Corinthian Order Capital and Entablature" April 1900; and a "Study of Corinthian Temple" Jan. 1901. Each of the sheets is approximately 49 x 37 cm. They are all in good, clean condition, but some have a little marking / foxing to one edge. A touch of creasing to a couple of corners. All are of an excellent standard, and suitable for framing. The Cooper Union was founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper, in New York in 1858 (according to certificate, 1859 according to their website) and still exists today. The certificate, with an attractive engraved vignette of the Great Hall of the college. It is signed by both the director and the president of the colledge in ink, and has a blind stamped embossed seal It shows that Ledonne was enrolled in the Free Night School, and presumably in an Architecture School (although this topic was called designing). We can find little about Ledonné. A Frenchman, he was in America between 1899 and 1903, and later returned to France and worked as a draughtsman or architect under the architect Eugené Dr Chifflot (Brother of Jules Léon Chifflot).

    . Une belle collection de 7 dessins à l'encre et à l'aquarelle de Ledonné, qui faisaient partie de son dossier pour le certificat "Designing" de la Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. L'ensemble est accompagné d'un certificat imprimé et gaufré de l'université. Les feuilles comprennent : "Tuscan Order Cap and Entablature" Nov. 1899 ; "Doric Order Pedestal and Base" Nov. 1899 ; "Doric Order Capital and Entablature" Dec. 1899 ; "Ionic Order Capital and Entablature" Jan. 1900 ; "Ionic Order Pedestal and Base" Feb. 1900 ; "Corinthian Order Capital and Entablature" April 1900 ; et une "Study of Corinthian Temple" Jan. 1901. Chaque feuille mesure environ 49 x 37 cm. Elles sont toutes en bon état, propres, mais certaines ont un petit marquage / rousseur sur un bord. Elles sont toutes d'un excellent niveau et peuvent être encadrées. La Cooper Union a été fondée par l'inventeur, l'industriel et le philanthrope Peter Cooper à New York en 1858 (d'après le certificat, 1859 d'après leur site web) et existe toujours aujourd'hui. Le certificat comporte une jolie vignette gravée représentant le grand hall de l'établissement. Il est signé à l'encre par le directeur et le président du collège, et porte un sceau estampé à l'aveugle. Il montre que Ledonné était inscrit à la Free Night School, et vraisemblablement à une école d'architecture (bien que ce sujet ait été appelé designing). Nous n'avons que peu d'informations sur Ledonné. Français, il a séjourné aux États-Unis entre 1899 et 1903, puis est rentré en France et a travaillé comme dessinateur ou architecte sous la direction de l'architecte Eugené Dr Chifflot (frère de Jules Léon Chifflot).

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    Book ID: 4419
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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.

    London: A. Pugin at his office, 1830. 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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  • Atlas van LXIII platen behoorende bij de handleiding tot de kennis der Burgerlijke en Militaire Bouwkunst. by [GRAVESANDE, Storm van]
    [GRAVESANDE, Storm van]
    Atlas van LXIII platen behoorende bij de handleiding tot de kennis der Burgerlijke en Militaire Bouwkunst. Bouwkundige Leercursus, ten gebruike der Koninklijke Mlitaire Akademie. 3de herziene druk.

    Breda: Broese & Comp, 1863. Hardback marbled boards with buckram spine. [2] + 13 text pp. 63 double page lithographed plates - with more than 852 illustrations by Franciscus Josephus Ensinck (1806 - 1883). This is the plate volume only, showing military and civil architecture. Library stamp of Koninklijk Instituut Van Ingenieurs (KIVI) to title page, and location label to spine. Overall in very good condition. Heavy book. Small folio: 390 x 270 mm (15¼ x10¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3848
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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 two 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.…

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    Paris: Jean Mariette, 1720. A beautiful copy of this classic of French architecture. 140 fabulous engravings including two 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 deux 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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  • Cours Rationnel de Dessin à l'usage des Écoles Elementaires. by D'HENRIET, L.
    D'HENRIET, L.
    Cours Rationnel de Dessin à l'usage des Écoles Elementaires.

    Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1876. First Edition. Red hardback cloth with matching red leather spine. Gilt titles and decoration to the spine. Gilt decoration to the front board showing that the book belonged to the Chambre Syndicale des Entrepreneurs Beaune in 1889. A touch of rubbing and darkening to the boards and spine. Marbled end papers and University of France bookplate showing that this was a First Prize for Graphic Design work in 1889. The work is full of text, and with a large number of engraved illustrations, showing the technique of perspective and artistic geometry. Text in French. 152 pages. 270 x 170 mm (10¾ x 6¾ inches). Première édition. Toile cartonnée rouge avec dos en cuir rouge assorti.…

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    Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1876. First Edition. Red hardback cloth with matching red leather spine. Gilt titles and decoration to the spine. Gilt decoration to the front board showing that the book belonged to the Chambre Syndicale des Entrepreneurs Beaune in 1889. A touch of rubbing and darkening to the boards and spine. Marbled end papers and University of France bookplate showing that this was a First Prize for Graphic Design work in 1889. The work is full of text, and with a large number of engraved illustrations, showing the technique of perspective and artistic geometry. Text in French. 152 pages. 270 x 170 mm (10¾ x 6¾ inches). Première édition. Toile cartonnée rouge avec dos en cuir rouge assorti. Titres et décor dorés au dos. Décor doré sur le plat avant indiquant que le livre appartenait à la Chambre Syndicale des Entrepreneurs Beaune en 1889. Une touche de frottement et de noircissement sur les plats et le dos. Gardes marbrées et ex-libris de l'Université de France indiquant qu'il s'agissait d'un premier prix de création graphique en 1889. L'ouvrage est riche en textes, et avec un grand nombre d'illustrations gravées, montrant la technique de la perspective et de la géométrie artistique. Texte en français. 152 pages. 270 x 170 mm

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    Book ID: 3142
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  • De twee groote Synagogen der Hoogduitsche Jooden by TIRION, Isaak
    TIRION, Isaak
    De twee groote Synagogen der Hoogduitsche Jooden en het Oude-Zyds-Huiszitten-Aalmoesseniers-Huis van agteren, in 't verschie

    1765. An attractive view of the synagogues in Amsterdam, by Isaak Tirion after Jan de Beijer. Published by Isaak Tirion as part of Jan de Wanenaar's "Amsterdam in its rise, growth, histories,..," ("Amsterdam in zyne opkomst, aanwas, geschiedenissen,.etc.,"). engraved area is 21cm x 38cm. Page is 43cm x 51cm. First edition. Also elsewhere attributed to the publisher Fouquet as part of his Atlas Van Fouquet. However, the dimensions of the plate and page make the Tirion edition correct.

    Book ID: 4306
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  • English Interiors In Smaller Houses; From the Restoration to the Regency, 1660-1830 by JOURDAIN, M.
    JOURDAIN, M.
    English Interiors In Smaller Houses; From the Restoration to the Regency, 1660-1830

    London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd, 1923. First Edition. Hardback in green cloth without dust jacket. Ex-library copy, with library stamp to many pages, and remnants of label to base of spine. Reasonably good copy with only lightly handled boards., 202 pages - including many b/w illustrations, photographs, and frontispiece. 315 x 260 mm (12½ x 10¼ inches).

    . Première édition. Livre relié en toile verte sans jaquette. Exemplaire ex-bibliothèque, avec le cachet de la bibliothèque sur de nombreuses pages et des restes d'étiquette à la base de la colonne vertébrale. Exemplaire raisonnablement bon avec seulement des planches légèrement manipulées, 202 pages - y compris de nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc, des photographies et un frontispice. 315 x 260 mm

    Book ID: 4375
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  • English Leadwork: by WEAVER, Lawrence
    WEAVER, Lawrence
    English Leadwork: Its Art And History.

    London: B.T. Batsford, 1909. First Edition. Hardback. Good ex-library copy in bright red cloth with gilt titles to spine. There are 441 b/w illustrations. Expected library stamps inside. Small repair to edge of half title. Two pages reinforced at rear. Good condition. 268 pages. 295 x 225 mm (11½ x 8¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3457
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  • Gezigt op het Stadhuis by LIENDER, Paulus van
    LIENDER, Paulus van
    Gezigt op het Stadhuis langs de noorzyde en van agteren, en op den onvolbouwden tooren der Nieuwe Kerke

    Amsterdam: Isaak Tirion, 1765. An attractive and uncommon view of the City Hall, by Liender after an anonymous artist. Published by Isaak Tirion as part of Jan de Wanenaar's "Amsterdam in its rise, growth, histories,..," ("Amsterdam in zyne opkomst, aanwas, geschiedenissen,.etc.,"). engraved area is 29cm x 37cm. Page is 43cm x 52cm. First edition. Good strong impression, and nice clean plate. A very good copy. Fractionally darkened to the edges.

    Book ID: 4307
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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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  • La Flandre et l'Artois. Recueil de documents sur l'architecture civile. Epoque médiévale XVIe et XVIIIe siècle. Avec une introduction et des notices. by BEAUCAMP (Fernand).
    BEAUCAMP (Fernand).
    La Flandre et l'Artois. Recueil de documents sur l'architecture civile. Epoque médiévale XVIe et XVIIIe siècle. Avec une introduction et des notices.

    Paris: F. Contet, 1923. First Edition. Complete. Cloth backed marble board portfolio with ribbon ties. Boards and ties are in good shape. The burgundy spine is split to the edges for the top few centimetres. Still holding together though. 4, 8. 70 (plates) pp. There is light foxing to the pages and edges of some plates. A collection of architectural views, recording sixteenth and seventeenth century buildings in Flanders and Artois. Naturally, Arras and Lille dominate. 445 x 320 mm (17½ x 12½ inches).

    . Première édition. Complète. Portefeuille en carton marbré à dos de toile avec attaches en ruban. Les plats et les attaches sont en bon état, le dos bordeaux est fendu sur les bords sur les…

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    Paris: F. Contet, 1923. First Edition. Complete. Cloth backed marble board portfolio with ribbon ties. Boards and ties are in good shape. The burgundy spine is split to the edges for the top few centimetres. Still holding together though. 4, 8. 70 (plates) pp. There is light foxing to the pages and edges of some plates. A collection of architectural views, recording sixteenth and seventeenth century buildings in Flanders and Artois. Naturally, Arras and Lille dominate. 445 x 320 mm (17½ x 12½ inches).

    . Première édition. Complète. Portefeuille en carton marbré à dos de toile avec attaches en ruban. Les plats et les attaches sont en bon état, le dos bordeaux est fendu sur les bords sur les quelques centimètres supérieurs. Mais il tient encore debout. 4, 8. 70 (planches) pp. Les pages et les bords de certaines planches sont légèrement roussis. Recueil de vues architecturales de bâtiments des XVIe et XVIIe siècles en Flandre et en Artois. Naturellement, Arras et Lille dominent. 445 x 320 mm

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  • Le Nouvel Opera ouvrage contenant 59 gravures sur bois et 4 plans. by NUITTER, Charles
    NUITTER, Charles
    Le Nouvel Opera ouvrage contenant 59 gravures sur bois et 4 plans.

    Paris: Librairie Hachette et cie, 1875. A lovely copy of this limited edition. One of 150 copies on China paper (large paper). Three quarters brown leather with marbled boards. A little rubbing to the spine and board edges. This copy is embellished with a tipped in signed autograph letter (ALS) on headed note paper. Original edition of this monograph on the new Opera by its archivist. Portrait by Maunoury, photographer (photoglypty by Lemercier) mounted on the frontispiece. 59 engravings and 3 plans (including 1 on double-page). The question of an opera for the city of Paris gave rise to several projects, before its construction was entrusted to Charles Garnier. Front end paper has a small split to the bottom…

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    Paris: Librairie Hachette et cie, 1875. A lovely copy of this limited edition. One of 150 copies on China paper (large paper). Three quarters brown leather with marbled boards. A little rubbing to the spine and board edges. This copy is embellished with a tipped in signed autograph letter (ALS) on headed note paper. Original edition of this monograph on the new Opera by its archivist. Portrait by Maunoury, photographer (photoglypty by Lemercier) mounted on the frontispiece. 59 engravings and 3 plans (including 1 on double-page). The question of an opera for the city of Paris gave rise to several projects, before its construction was entrusted to Charles Garnier. Front end paper has a small split to the bottom edge. Overall a lovely copy. 255 pages. 260 x 170mm (10¼ x 6¾ inches).

    . Bel exemplaire de cette édition limitée. Un des 150 exemplaires sur Chine (grand papier). Trois quarts de cuir marron à plats marbrés. Un léger frottement au dos et aux bords des plats. Cet exemplaire est agrémenté d'une lettre autographe signée (ALS) contrecollée sur papier à en-tête. Edition originale de cette monographie sur l'Opéra nouveau par son archiviste. Portrait par Maunoury, photographe (photoglypty de Lemercier) monté en frontispice. 59 gravures et 3 plans (dont 1 sur double-page). La question d'un opéra pour la ville de Paris a donné lieu à plusieurs projets, avant que sa construction ne soit confiée à Charles Garnier. Le papier frontal a une petite fente sur le bord inférieur. Dans l'ensemble un bel exemplaire. 255 pages. 260 x 170 mm

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    Book ID: 3846
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  • 80 beautiful phototypes of the hotels of Temple & Marais in Paris.
    Les Vieux Hotels de Paris. 1ère Série & 2e série - complet by CONTET, F.
    CONTET, F.
    Les Vieux Hotels de Paris. 1ère Série & 2e série - complet 1ère Série: Motifs de decoration interieures / 2e série: décorations extérieures et intérieures

    Paris: Chez l'Auteur [F. CONTET], 1908. First edition. Original hardback portfolios, with blue cloth spines. Series 1. has a printed pattern to the boards. Series 2. a marbled design. Each portfolio has the title in gilt to the spine (Somewhat faded to series 2.) Both portfolios are split to the bottom few centimetres of the spine. Still holding up well though. Each then has a title page (Quite darkened to series 1. a little to series 2). 4 pages of descriptive text of the hotels / plates (In good condition to both with a little edgewear only). Then follow the 40 plates to each volume. These are all in good, clean condition with no significant flaws to them. Beautiful…

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    Paris: Chez l'Auteur [F. CONTET], 1908. First edition. Original hardback portfolios, with blue cloth spines. Series 1. has a printed pattern to the boards. Series 2. a marbled design. Each portfolio has the title in gilt to the spine (Somewhat faded to series 2.) Both portfolios are split to the bottom few centimetres of the spine. Still holding up well though. Each then has a title page (Quite darkened to series 1. a little to series 2). 4 pages of descriptive text of the hotels / plates (In good condition to both with a little edgewear only). Then follow the 40 plates to each volume. These are all in good, clean condition with no significant flaws to them. Beautiful black and white photographs reproduced in photo-type by Alary Ruelle. These first editions are the first 2 in what would be 22 volumes covering the architecture of Paris. The author was part of the Society of History and Archaeology of the VIIth arrondissement. 460 by 330mm (18 by 13 inches). Please note, these volumes weigh 5kg. Additional shipping will be requested outside of Europe.

    . Première édition. Portefeuilles cartonnés originaux, avec dos en tissu bleu. La série 1. a un motif imprimé sur les planches. La série 2 a un motif marbré. Chaque portefeuille porte le titre en doré au dos (un peu décoloré pour la série 2). Les deux portefeuilles sont fendus sur les quelques centimètres inférieurs du dos. Les deux portfolios sont fendus aux quelques centimètres inférieurs du dos. Chaque portfolio comporte une page de titre (assez assombrie pour la série 1, un peu pour la série 2). 4 pages de texte descriptif des hôtels/planches (en bon état dans les deux cas, avec un peu d'usure sur les bords). Viennent ensuite les 40 planches de chaque volume. Elles sont toutes en bon état, propres et sans défaut notable. Magnifiques photographies en noir et blanc reproduites en phototypie par Alary Ruelle. Ces premières éditions sont les deux premiers volumes d'une série qui en comptera 22, couvrant l'architecture de Paris. L'auteur faisait partie de la Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie du VIIème arrondissement. 460 x 330 mm

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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. First edition. 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. Spine has some wear but is good, scuffing / rubbing to boards. 270 x 190 mm (10¾ x 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 2289
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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 (305 mm x 240 mm) black and white silver gelatin photographs of details 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…

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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 (305 mm x 240 mm) black and white silver gelatin photographs of details 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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  • Modulor 2. 1955. La parole est aux usagers, suite de Le Modulor 1948. by LE CORBUSIER
    LE CORBUSIER
    Modulor 2. 1955. La parole est aux usagers, suite de Le Modulor 1948.

    Boulogne: Éditions de l'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, 1959. Limited to 3000 copies. Softcover in original colour illustrated dust jacket. Dust jacket in very good condition, under glassine. Inside, pages are age toned but very good condition. Complete with b/w illustrations and photographs. 341 pages. 145 x 145 mm (5¾ x 5¾ inches).

    . Limité à 3000 exemplaires. Couverture souple en jaquette originale illustrée en couleur. Jaquette en très bon état, sous glassine. A l'intérieur, les pages sont vieillies mais en très bon état. Complet avec illustrations et photographies n/b. 341 pages. 145 x 145 mm

    Book ID: 3924
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  • 'Perspective'. Portfolio de manuscrits architecturaux français. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    'Perspective'. Portfolio de manuscrits architecturaux français.

    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). Magnifique portfolio de manuscrits architecturaux français sur 'Perspective'. Cela semble être le manuscrit d'un étudiant et des croquis d'un cours d'architecture ou d'art. Tous les contenus traitent de la perspective sous différentes formes. Certains sont purement mathématiques (comme la conception et les croquis de cônes et d'autres formes.) D'autres sont des exemples de croquis dessinés dans une perspective appropriée. Le portefeuille contient un grand nombre de feuilles volantes. Chaque aspect (texte en français) est suivi d'une ou plusieurs illustrations. De nombreuses pages (mais pas toutes) ont des numéros au crayon sur le bord supérieur. Au total il y a 48 pages de texte et 64 pages d'illustrations/schémas. En fait, il y en a quelques autres, mais nous n'avons compté que les pages "significatives". Le papier est un peu noirci et il y a quelques petites déchirures fermées sur le bord de la page. Le dossier présente des fissures sur le bord de la colonne vertébrale et est assombri, et au moins une des attaches fonctionne toujours. L'avant a une pointe sur l'illustration imprimée avec le titre. Une pièce attrayante et fascinante. 330 x 255 mm (13 x 10 pouces).

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  • Principes rationnels du lavis de relief; by LEBEL, J.
    LEBEL, J.
    Principes rationnels du lavis de relief; application au dessin d'architecture et de machines à l'usage des dessinateurs et des candidats aux grandes écoles.

    Paris: Librairie Vuibert, 1922. First edition. Soft covers are a little rubbed and age toned. Bottom of spine is beginning to tear. Internally clean. viii, 132 pages: illustrations, XVII plates, diagrams. 250 x 165 mm (9¾ x 6½ inches).

    . Première édition. Les couvertures souples sont un peu frottées et vieillies. Le bas du dos commence à se déchirer. L'intérieur est propre. viii, 132 pages : illustrations, XVII planches, diagrammes. 250 x 165 mm.

    Book ID: 4127
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