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1783 Practical Treatise on CHIMNEYS by James ANDERSON
1783 Practical Treatise on CHIMNEYS by James ANDERSON

Price: £445.00

The third edition of James Anderson's scarce A Practical Treatise on Chimneys. Rebound in half leather with gilt lettering. Third Edition. Scarce. James Anderson, 1739 1808, was an agriculturist and political economist. He held...

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1795-1798 3vols The Principles of Architecture P Nicholson Geometry Arithmetic
1795-1798 3vols The Principles of Architecture P Nicholson Geometry Arithmetic

Price: £225.00

Peter Nicholson's popular architectural work.Illustrated throughout all volumes with many technical drawings and diagrams. Volume I is lacking plates 37,40, 41, and 44 of 60. Volume II has all plates. Collation for volume III is unclear,...

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1807 Household Furniture and Interior Decoration Thomas Hope First Edition Illus
1807 Household Furniture and Interior Decoration Thomas Hope First Edition Illus

Price: £995.00

The first edition of Hope's influential and lavishly illustrated large folio on interior decoration. With fifty-eight engraved plates (collated, fifty-eight of sixty only, missing plates 9 and 34.) Including a handwritten title...

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1807 INTERIOR DESIGN Household Furniture by Hope FIRST
1807 INTERIOR DESIGN Household Furniture by Hope FIRST

Price: £3,145.00

A scare First Edition of Hope's influential and lavishly illustrated large folio on interior decoration. Bound in quarter-cloth with paper-covered boards and a leather spine label with gilt lettering. Includes...

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1810 Observations on Popular Antiquities Mr Bourne John Brand
1810 Observations on Popular Antiquities Mr Bourne John Brand

Price: £120.00

An interesting analysis on the folklore behind celebratory days throughout the year, written by John Brand. This work expands on Henry Bourne's 1725 publication of 'Antiquities of the Common...

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1814-17 2vols The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland
1814-17 2vols The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland

Price: £460.00

A beautifully bound pair of volumes on The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland.Complete in two volumes.Together with illustrations of remarkable incidents in border history and tradition, and original poetry by Walter Scott.Volume...

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1821 Le Tre Porte Del Battistero di San Giovanni di Firenze Lasinio Plates
1821 Le Tre Porte Del Battistero di San Giovanni di Firenze Lasinio Plates

Price: £340.00

A scarce work on the design of the three doors of the Baptistery of San Giovanni in Florence.Collated: Complete. With 46 plates depicting the three bronze doors and details of the sculptures.In French and Italian in two columns alongside...

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1826 Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain John Britton Illustrated
1826 Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain John Britton Illustrated

Price: £95.00

, of Various Ancient English Edifices: With Historical and Descriptive Accounts of Each By John Britton...

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1830 The Cabinet-Maker's Guide Rules and Instructions G. A. Siddons Scarce
1830 The Cabinet-Maker's Guide Rules and Instructions G. A. Siddons Scarce

Price: £750.00

 A charming guide to cabinet-making by G.A. Siddons, containing detailed instructions and explanations of terms used in the trade. This is the Fifth edition of this work. Contains a frontispiece and four engraved plates....

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1831 A New And Complete History of the County of York T Allen Vol V N Whittock
1831 A New And Complete History of the County of York T Allen Vol V N Whittock

Price: £45.00

One volume from this work on the county of York, which is adorned with sixty four beautifully deisgned plates by popular Victorian topographical engraver, Nathaniel Whittock. Volume Six only...

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1833 Series of Discourses Architecture in England Dallaway First Edition Uncommon
1833 Series of Discourses Architecture in England Dallaway First Edition Uncommon

Price: £55.00

An uncommon first edition copy of this fascinating study on architecture by James Dallaway. James Dallaway was an English antiquary, topographer, and miscellaneous writer best known for his...

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1835 2 Vols ARCHITECTURE Historical Essay THOMAS HOPE
1835 2 Vols ARCHITECTURE Historical Essay THOMAS HOPE

Price: £290.00

The second edition of Hope's eminent essay on Architecture, scarce with the essay and illustrations together. Complete in Two Volumes. Volume One contains the essay and Volume Two contains the illustrations. Illustrated from Drawings...

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1835 Architecture in England Rickman Fourth Edition Illustrated Uncommon
1835 Architecture in England Rickman Fourth Edition Illustrated Uncommon

Price: £200.00

A rebound fourth edition of 'Architecture in England' with illustrated plates by the author. A rebound edition of 'Architecture in England' in a quarter calf binding with marbled boards. Complete...

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1836-8 2vol Winkles's Cathedral Churches England Wales Garland Moule
1836-8 2vol Winkles's Cathedral Churches England Wales Garland Moule

Price: £195.00

Winkles's compendious collection of illustrations of ecclesiastical architecture, a work influential in inspiring the 19th century Gothic revival in architecture in Britain. With additional illustrated titles and numerous tissue-guarded...

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1838 The Suburban Gardener and Villa Companion J. C. Loudon Leather Illus First Edition
1838 The Suburban Gardener and Villa Companion J. C. Loudon Leather Illus First Edition

Price: £495.00

The first edition of Loudon's important and literally groundbreaking work on landscape gardening which held great influence throughout the Victorian period. Profusely illustrated with garden designs and plans throughout....

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1840 Rustic Architecture Rough Wood Thatch Illustrated T. J. Ricauti
1840 Rustic Architecture Rough Wood Thatch Illustrated T. J. Ricauti

Price: £695.00

A scarce collection of plates depicting plans, sections and perspective views of various buildings. An important work in the picturesque style. Ricauti was determined to improve the appearance of buildings where he felt much...

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1841 Exemplars of Tudor Architecture Adapted to Modern Habitations Hunt Illus
1841 Exemplars of Tudor Architecture Adapted to Modern Habitations Hunt Illus

Price: £150.00

Selected From Ancient Edifices and Observations on the Furniture of the Tudor Period By T F Hunt ...

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1841 Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture A. Welby Pugin Illus Design
1841 Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture A. Welby Pugin Illus Design

Price: £285.00

The first edition of this profusely illustrated work exploring the design of Christian architecture by the notable architect A. Welby Pugin. A series of two lectures discussing aspects of Christian...

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1843 8vol John Weale WEALE'S QUARTERLY PRESS Architecture
1843 8vol John Weale WEALE'S QUARTERLY PRESS Architecture

Price: £625.00

The complete nine parts of of John Weale's Quarterly Papers on Architecture, (four volumes) examining ecclesiastical architecture throughout Europe. With over two hundred and twenty plates, many of which are beautifully coloured,...

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1843 A Tabular Display of British Architecture Archibald Barrington Very Scarce
1843 A Tabular Display of British Architecture Archibald Barrington Very Scarce

Price: £260.00

A beautifully rendered and very unusual folding table of architectural designs. With the progress of British architecture documented from the Saxon era through to the 16th century. Very scarce.

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1844 The Useful Arts Employed In Dwelling Houses Illustrated
1844 The Useful Arts Employed In Dwelling Houses Illustrated

Price: £99.99

A first edition of The Useful Arts Employed in the Construction of Dwelling Houses.A comprehensive survey of a variety of housing techniques and the various materials used to construct human habitats.Illustrated throughout.Includes...

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1846 The Decorations of the Garden Pavilion Buckingham Palace Scarce Gruner
1846 The Decorations of the Garden Pavilion Buckingham Palace Scarce Gruner

Price: £450.00

A very scarce copy of this collection of architectural illustrations. Engraved under the instruction of Ludwig Gruner, a noted engraver and director of the Dresden Royal print Room. Complete with all 15 plates.The Garden...

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1847 Views of Fountains Abbey and Studley Park Westall Plates Very Scarce
1847 Views of Fountains Abbey and Studley Park Westall Plates Very Scarce

Price: £200.00

A very scarce collection of eight plates by W. Westall, of views of Fountains Abbey and Studley Park in Yorkshire. A very scarce copy of this work. Fountains Abbey is an ancient abbey ruin,...

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1848 Architectural Parallels Edmund Sharpe Ecclesiastical Architecture 12th 13th
1848 Architectural Parallels Edmund Sharpe Ecclesiastical Architecture 12th 13th

Price: £1,300.00

A very scarce architectural work on Ecclesiastical buildings.This work produces the reader with elevations and designs of many ecclesiastical buildings in England from the 12th and 13th century. Plates are in the (b) format of binding...

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1848 Nouveau Recueil de Menuiserie et de Decorations Interieures et Exterieures Thiollet Rous Illus
1848 Nouveau Recueil de Menuiserie et de Decorations Interieures et Exterieures Thiollet Rous Illus

Price: £500.00

An illustrated book looking at the architectural details of prominent buildings in Paris. An important French architectural pattern book. Widely used. This copy in much better than usually seen...

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1851 Parallele des MAISONS de PARIS by Victor CALLIAT
1851 Parallele des MAISONS de PARIS by Victor CALLIAT

Price: £375.00

A handsomely bound edition of Victor Calliat's Parallele des Maisons de Paris. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and decoration. The text in this work is French. Several Plates and Pages have been laid down. The...

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1851-9 4vol Some Account of Domestic Architecture in England The Conquest Turner
1851-9 4vol Some Account of Domestic Architecture in England The Conquest Turner

Price: £400.00

A collection of works on Domestic architecture in England.All volumes are first editions. Present are the following volumes:Volume I Some Account of Domestic Architecture in England from the Conquest to the End of the Thirteenth CenturyVolume...

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1853 General Theory of Bridge Construction Herman Haupt Illustrated Scarce
1853 General Theory of Bridge Construction Herman Haupt Illustrated Scarce

Price: £130.00

An early edition of the 'General Theory of Bridge Construction' by Henry Haupt, an American civil and railroad construction engineer. Haupt is famously known for the role he played in the American...

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1855 John Ruskin The Seven Lamps of Architecture Illustrated Ward Binding Second
1855 John Ruskin The Seven Lamps of Architecture Illustrated Ward Binding Second

Price: £490.00

An beautifully illustrated second edition of one of Ruskin's most famous works.In a beautiful morocco binding by M Ward and Co. Complete with 14 plates by the author.John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian...

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1859 Spires and Towers of Medieval Churches of England Charles Wickes 3 in 1
1859 Spires and Towers of Medieval Churches of England Charles Wickes 3 in 1

Price: £340.00

An illustrated edition of this history of Medieval Churches of England.Collated: Complete.Three volumes in one. With 72 plates of featured church towers and spires.Architecture played a very important role for the church in medieval...

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1860 3vol Cathedral Churches of England Wales Illustrated Winkles Historical
1860 3vol Cathedral Churches of England Wales Illustrated Winkles Historical

Price: £550.00

A scarce three volume final edition of this collection of beautiful illustrations and historical accounts of cathedral churches.An important and scarce work, it is suggested that these books helped to inspire the 19th century Gothic...

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1860 An Essay on the Military Architecture of the Middle Ages M Macdermott
1860 An Essay on the Military Architecture of the Middle Ages M Macdermott

Price: £295.00

A profusely illustrated work on military architecture.A fascinating study, translated from the original French of E Viollet-Le-Duc. Translated into English by M Macdermott.This work was originally penned by famous French Gothic Revival...

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1860 Some Account of the Condition of the Fabric of Llandaff Cathedral 2nd ed
1860 Some Account of the Condition of the Fabric of Llandaff Cathedral 2nd ed

Price: £75.00

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1862 Abecedaire Ou Rudiment D'Archeologie Ere Gallo-Romaine By De Caumont Illust
1862 Abecedaire Ou Rudiment D'Archeologie Ere Gallo-Romaine By De Caumont Illust

Price: £59.99

Alphabet or Archeological Rudiments of the Gallo-Roman Era by Arcisse de Caumont with numerous engraved illustrations throughout and a fold-out map. First edition. In French. Arcisse de Caumont (1801 - 1873), a French historian...

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1862 The Gothic Model-Book Architecture of the Middle Ages Vincenz Statz Plates
1862 The Gothic Model-Book Architecture of the Middle Ages Vincenz Statz Plates

Price: £395.00

A study of Gothic architecture from Vincent Statz and Georg Gottlob Ungewitter.With descriptive text by A. Reichensperger and translated by Monicke. Illustrated throughout with two hundred and sixteen engraved plates (collated...

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1863 Birket Foster's Picture of English Landscape Tom Taylor Illus Gutta Percha
1863 Birket Foster's Picture of English Landscape Tom Taylor Illus Gutta Percha

Price: £35.00

A profusely illustrated work featuring depictions of the English landscape by the notable artist, Myles Birket Foster. With additional written material by Tom Taylor. In a decorative cloth...

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1863-1868 Working Drawings and Designs Architecture Edward Eyland Francis Lightbody Robert Scott Bur
1863-1868 Working Drawings and Designs Architecture Edward Eyland Francis Lightbody Robert Scott Bur

Price: £595.00

A large volume of Architectural drawing and designs, profusely illustrated throughout with numerous plates. Featuring a series of essays by Edward S Eyland, Francis Lightbody, and Robert Scott...

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1865 Blenkarn Practical Specifications of Works Architecture Civil Engineering
1865 Blenkarn Practical Specifications of Works Architecture Civil Engineering

Price: £185.00

A scarce first edition of  this work by English engineer and architect John Blenkarn.Complete with 15 folding plates and a publisher's catalogue to the rear.A comprehensive work of civil engineering.

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1865 The Gentleman's House Robert Kerr Architecture Scarce
1865 The Gentleman's House Robert Kerr Architecture Scarce

Price: £400.00

A second edition of work on English architectual design by Robert Kerr.Robert Kerr was a Fellow of the Royal Institue of Architects and Professor of the Arts of Contruction at King's College, London. Includes tables of accommodation...

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1867 Jourdain Et Duval Cathedral D'Amiens Les Stalles Et Les Clotures Du Choeur
1867 Jourdain Et Duval Cathedral D'Amiens Les Stalles Et Les Clotures Du Choeur

Price: £295.00

A scarce edition of Les Stalles de la Cathdrale d' Amiens composed by two Canons of the Cathedral at Amiens with writings on the choir stalls in the Cathedral. In French. Published for the Socit des Antiquaries de Picardie. With...

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1867 The History of Signboards Jacob Larwood John Hotten Illustrated
1867 The History of Signboards Jacob Larwood John Hotten Illustrated

Price: £140.00

A fascinating history of signboards, focusing on topographical differences, and various genres of signboards, illustrated throughout. This volume looks at various signboards, dividing the genres...

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1868 Daniel Ramee Dictionnaire General Des Termes D'Architecture
1868 Daniel Ramee Dictionnaire General Des Termes D'Architecture

Price: £495.00

Daniel Ramee's dictionary of architectural terms, attractively bound in half morocco.Daniel Ramee was born in 1806 in Hamburg, but lived and worked in France.Architectural projects that he participated in include the Beauvais,...

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1872 Sanitary Science Applied to the Healthy Construction of Houses R Scott Burn
1872 Sanitary Science Applied to the Healthy Construction of Houses R Scott Burn

Price: £180.00

A scarce Victorian guide to the planning of sanitation in housing construction.An important and very rare primary source for the study of the great transformation in Victorian sanitation in the domestic sphere.Illustrated with vignettes...

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1874 Laxton's Builder's Price Book Construction Materials Catalogue
1874 Laxton's Builder's Price Book Construction Materials Catalogue

Price: £69.99

A Victorian price-list of construction materials and tools, along with other useful information for builders and contractors. Fifty-seventh edition. With advertisements to the front and rear.

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1877 Description de L'Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel Edouard Corroyer Illus Maps
1877 Description de L'Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel Edouard Corroyer Illus Maps

Price: £135.00

A work analysing the architecture of the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, by the architect Edouard Jules Corroyer, who was commissioned to restore Mont-Saint Michel. With a folding plan...

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1877 Interior Architecture E Daubourg Illustrated Vestibules Staircases
1877 Interior Architecture E Daubourg Illustrated Vestibules Staircases

Price: £600.00

A very scarce work on architectural designs from E. Daubourg.Illustrated with forty plates (collated complete).'A purely practical work intended for architects, joiners, cabinet-makers, marble-workers, decorators as well as for the...

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1877 School Architecture Edward Robert Robson Illustrated Second Edition
1877 School Architecture Edward Robert Robson Illustrated Second Edition

Price: £49.99

A study of different school buildings throughout Europe. Second edition. Illustrated throughout with many plates and diagrams in the text.

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1879 2vol Medieval Architecture Gilbert Scott Illustrated
1879 2vol Medieval Architecture Gilbert Scott Illustrated

Price: £75.00

A two volume set of George Gilbert Scott's 'Lectures on the Rise and Development of Medieval Architecture' complete with illustrations, an etched frontispiece and etched plates. A complete...

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1879 Grundriss der Keramik in Bezug auf das Kunstgewerbe Friedrich Jaennicke
1879 Grundriss der Keramik in Bezug auf das Kunstgewerbe Friedrich Jaennicke

Price: £90.00

A sizeable illustrated volume containing a history of ceramics. In German. Containing an account of its development path in Europe, the Middle East and East Asia from the most ancient times up until the time of publication.Illustrated...

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1880 The Carpenter and Joiner's Assistant James Newlands Illus
1880 The Carpenter and Joiner's Assistant James Newlands Illus

Price: £300.00

A smart copy of this comprehensive guide to carpentry and joiners, with a glossary of architecture terms, by the engineer James Newlands. This useful guide is split up into eight educational...

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1881 Lectures on Architecture Barry First Edition Illustrated Scarce
1881 Lectures on Architecture Barry First Edition Illustrated Scarce

Price: £35.00

A first edition copy of 'Lectures on Architecture Delivered at The Royal Academy', in a full original publisher's cloth binding. Collated, complete with photograph frontispiece and 20 pages of black and...

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1881 Sketches of Scarbro' John Dinsdale Illustrated Scarce
1881 Sketches of Scarbro' John Dinsdale Illustrated Scarce

Price: £110.00

A scarce copy of this charming collection of late nineteenth century illustrations of Scarborough. This work is a charming collection of illustrations by John Dinsdale, showing life in Scarborough...

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1881 Sketches of Whitby by John Dinsdale Scarce Illustrated
1881 Sketches of Whitby by John Dinsdale Scarce Illustrated

Price: £150.00

The first edition of this scarce collection of sketches of the coastal town of Whitby. Dated from copac. Scarce. Collated complete with twenty pages of plates, including a sketch of the...

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1881 Sketches of Whitby John Dinsdale Illustrated Scarce
1881 Sketches of Whitby John Dinsdale Illustrated Scarce

Price: £95.00

A scarce copy of this charming collection of illustrations of Whitby from the late nineteenth century. A scarce copy of this work. This work contains twenty pages of plates of scenes of Whitby,...

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1882-1901 Building News Illustrated Floor Plans Interior Furniture Art Portraits
1882-1901 Building News Illustrated Floor Plans Interior Furniture Art Portraits

Price: £225.00

A scarce early collection of impressive architectural plans for the notable structures of Great Britain and Europe. Prime examples of Edwardian Baroque architecture.Containing floorplans and illustrations of monuments, furniture...

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1883 A History of Wood-Engraving by George E. Woodberry Illustrated First UK Edition
1883 A History of Wood-Engraving by George E. Woodberry Illustrated First UK Edition

Price: £40.00

The first UK edition of this profusely illustrated work detailing the history of wood engravings. The first UK edition of the work. First published in the US the previous year. Profusely illustrated...

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1884 Book of Facsimiles of Monumental Brasses Europe Creeny Illustrated Uncommon
1884 Book of Facsimiles of Monumental Brasses Europe Creeny Illustrated Uncommon

Price: £295.00

An uncommon and illustrated work looking at European monumental brasses, written by William Creeny, an authority on monumental brasses. An uncommon work. This work contains illustrations, descriptions,...

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1884-7 3vol Barock und Rococo Architektur Lieferung I IV V Plates Illustrated
1884-7 3vol Barock und Rococo Architektur Lieferung I IV V Plates Illustrated

Price: £200.00

A collection of plates on baroque and rococo architecture.In the original German. This work was originally a five part series. Comprising of Inhalt Der I Lieferung (1884), Inhalt Der IV Lieferung (1886), Inhalt Der V Lieferung (1887).Therefore,...

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1885 Yorkshire Etchings Sonnets Descriptions Buckle First Limited Edition Scarce
1885 Yorkshire Etchings Sonnets Descriptions Buckle First Limited Edition Scarce

Price: £85.00

A scarce first limited edition copy of Anthony Buckle's 'Yorkshire Etchings', copiously illustrated throughout. This edition is limited to five hundred copies, of which this copy is 'No. 2'....

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1886 4vol Architectural History University Cambridge Willis Clark First Edition Folding Maps Illustr
1886 4vol Architectural History University Cambridge Willis Clark First Edition Folding Maps Illustr

Price: £235.00

An uncommon first edition set of 'The Architectural History of the University of Cambridge, and of the Colleges of Cambridge and Eton', complete in four volumes and profusely illustrated throughout. ...

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1886 Old English Plate Ecclesiastical Decorative and Domestic Wilfred J Cripps
1886 Old English Plate Ecclesiastical Decorative and Domestic Wilfred J Cripps

Price: £30.00

A work on old English plate.The third edition of this work, revised and enlarged.Illustrated throughout, with numerous illustrations and 2000 facsimiles of plate marks.Wilfred Joseph Cripps was an antiquarian and writer on antique...

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1887 2vol A History of Architecture James Fergusson Illus
1887 2vol A History of Architecture James Fergusson Illus

Price: £370.00

A smartly bound copy of this thorough and illustrated history of architecture throughout the world, written by the well known Scottish architecture historian, James Fergusson. James Fergusson...

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1887 3vol Rivers of France J M W Turner John Ruskin Leitch Ritchie Alaric A Watts Illustrated
1887 3vol Rivers of France J M W Turner John Ruskin Leitch Ritchie Alaric A Watts Illustrated

Price: £180.00

The result of time spent in France, this work showcases the talent of artist J M W Tuner, with written material by Leitch Ritchie. Three volumes of an original four volume set, missing volume...

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1887 Architectural Studies in Yorkshire Bulmer Limited Jubilee Edition Uncommon
1887 Architectural Studies in Yorkshire Bulmer Limited Jubilee Edition Uncommon

Price: £38.00

An uncommon first limited edition copy of George Bertram Bulmer's study of church architecture in Yorkshire. George Bertram Bulmer was a Victorian architect who practised in Leeds in partnership...

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1888 The Architect's Register Volume III Essays Architects Engineers Builders
1888 The Architect's Register Volume III Essays Architects Engineers Builders

Price: £29.99

Volume III of this bi-annually published architectural register. Containing essays on Old House Work, Horace Walpole: His Life and Times, and Notes on Some Building Stones. With advertisements to the front and rear.

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1889 Diego Velazquez and His Times Carl Justi A. H. Keane Illustrated Folding Plate
1889 Diego Velazquez and His Times Carl Justi A. H. Keane Illustrated Folding Plate

Price: £30.00

An interesting illustratd biography about Diego Velazquez, the leading Spanish painter. Diego Velazquez was a leading Spanish painter at the court of King Philip IV. He was active during the...

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1890 Architectural Studies in France by J L Petit Edward Bell Illustrated
1890 Architectural Studies in France by J L Petit Edward Bell Illustrated

Price: £50.00

An illustrated work on the architecture of France.Second Edition. John Louis Petit was an English clergyman and architectural artist who spend much of his life visiting and sketching churches all over Europe. Architectural studies...

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1890 W J Loftie Westminster Abbey Herbert Railton Illustrated Engravings Plates
1890 W J Loftie Westminster Abbey Herbert Railton Illustrated Engravings Plates

Price: £55.00

A beautifully illustrated work on Westminster Abbey.With twelve full page plates chiefly illustrated by Herbert Railton, an English artist and leading illustrator of his time.. Text and descriptions written by W J Loftie, a British...

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1890 Westminster Abbey William Loftie Herbert Railton Illus
1890 Westminster Abbey William Loftie Herbert Railton Illus

Price: £120.00

A fully illustrated history to Westminster Abbey, written by the clergyman William Loftie, and illustrated by Herbert Railton. William Loftie was a clergyman, who wrote extensively about the...

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1893 5vols Works of John Ruskin The Stones of Venice Unto This Last
1893 5vols Works of John Ruskin The Stones of Venice Unto This Last

Price: £120.00

A handsomely bound five volume collection of works from noted art critic John Ruskin. This uniformly bound collection of works by John Ruskin contains: The Stones of Venice-1898. Complete in...

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1893 The Chronology of Mediaeval and Renaissance Architecture J Tavenor Perry
1893 The Chronology of Mediaeval and Renaissance Architecture J Tavenor Perry

Price: £35.00

An attractive copy of this work on mediaeval architecture.With sixteen engravings in the text and a frontispiece.Uncommon in good

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1896 Cassier's Magazine Engineering Illustrated Volume X September October Bessemer
1896 Cassier's Magazine Engineering Illustrated Volume X September October Bessemer

Price: £65.00

A rebound copy of two issue of the 'Cassier's Magazine', copiously illustrated throughout. 'Cassier's Magazine' was an engineering magazine, published by Cassier Magazine Company, that ran...

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1896 Charles Birch London Churches Of The XVIIth And XVIIIth Centuries Plates
1896 Charles Birch London Churches Of The XVIIth And XVIIIth Centuries Plates

Price: £190.00

A uncommon late Nineteenth Century volume on London churches of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, in decorative leather binding.With sixty four plates, collated complete, the work makes for an extensive illustrative history...

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1896 Relics of Ancient Architecture And Scenes in Glasgow Tho Fairbairn J Pagan
1896 Relics of Ancient Architecture And Scenes in Glasgow Tho Fairbairn J Pagan

Price: £475.00

A collection of drawings by Thomas Fairbairn.These drawings indicate some of the fascinating architecture and beautiful picturesque scenes in Glasgow.This is a special re-issue of fifty copies of a work published in 1895 and only fifty...

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1896 Richter Anchor Stone Blocks Castle and Cottage Christmas Very Scarce Illus
1896 Richter Anchor Stone Blocks Castle and Cottage Christmas Very Scarce Illus

Price: £125.00

A very scarce and charming illustrated work to assist the building of one of the Anchor Stone Blocks, this one titled 'In Castle and Cottage'. A very scarce work. This work is a pamphlet intended...

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1898 6vol Modern House Construction G Lister Sutcliffe Illustrated Very Scarce
1898 6vol Modern House Construction G Lister Sutcliffe Illustrated Very Scarce

Price: £225.00

A attractive six volume set offering a comprehensive guide to the construction of houses toward the end of the 19th century. Notable for the advances in internal plumbing at the time this is an important reference work...

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1899 Some Hints on Pattern Designing by William Morris First Edition
1899 Some Hints on Pattern Designing by William Morris First Edition

Price: £160.00

The first edition of this fascinating lecture delivered by noted artist William Morris regarding pattern design. First edition. The lecture was first delivered by Morris at the Working Men's...

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1900 H J L J Masse City of Chartres Cathedral & Churches Illus Presentation Copy
1900 H J L J Masse City of Chartres Cathedral & Churches Illus Presentation Copy

Price: £50.00

A handsome first edition, referencing copac, of H J L J Mass's The City of Chartres. With 47 illustrations including 10 photographic plates.An authoritative author on episcopal architecture, Mass gives a brief history...

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1900 The Plumber and Sanitary Houses S. Stevens Hellyer Illustrated Scarce
1900 The Plumber and Sanitary Houses S. Stevens Hellyer Illustrated Scarce

Price: £85.00

A scarce fifth edition of this illustrated work on plumbing by S. Stevens Hellyer. With 24 plates (4 fold-out) and illustrations throughout. With 2 publisher's advertisements to back. 

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1900-02 3vol in 1 The Works in Architecture Robert and James Adam Folio Limited Ed
1900-02 3vol in 1 The Works in Architecture Robert and James Adam Folio Limited Ed

Price: £695.00

A limited edition copy of this folio collection of architectural plates. Limited edition of five hundred copies. of which this is number three hundred and forty three. Signed by the publisher...

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1901 Bungalows and Country Residences R A Briggs Fifth Edition
1901 Bungalows and Country Residences R A Briggs Fifth Edition

Price: £85.00

A study of the architecture and design of bungalows from R. A. Briggs. Illustrated with many plates to the rear.Fifth edition, revised, with several new plates.

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1902 2vol History of the Modern Styles of Architecture Fergusson Illus Cliveden
1902 2vol History of the Modern Styles of Architecture Fergusson Illus Cliveden

Price: £160.00

A smart two volume set of this history of modern architecture from the Library of Cliveden with the bookplate of Nancy Astor. Complete in two volumes. These volumes are interesting works looking...

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1902 6 vol Modern House-Construction Sutcliffe Folding Plates Colour Illustrated Scarce
1902 6 vol Modern House-Construction Sutcliffe Folding Plates Colour Illustrated Scarce

Price: £150.00

A fascinating six volume collection of 'The Principles and Practice of Modern House-Construction', copiously illustrated. Collated, complete with numerous monochromatic vignettes and twenty...

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1902 Picturesque WESTMINSTER Walter Emden, Howard Penton, Warner Terry
1902 Picturesque WESTMINSTER Walter Emden, Howard Penton, Warner Terry

Price: £175.00

'Picturesque London; being a collection of sketches illustrating numerous landmarks and plates of interest in the ancient City of Westminster; arranged and produced by under the supervision of Dr Walter Emden, L.C.C. Alderman...

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1902 Specification for Architects Surveryor and Engineers Scarce Illustrated
1902 Specification for Architects Surveryor and Engineers Scarce Illustrated

Price: £250.00

A scarce compendium of information and illustrations for architects and tradesmen. Numerous photographs, diagrams, illustrations, tables and equations throughout. Includes information for Bellhangers, Drainlayers, fireproof constructors...

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1903 2vols An Analysis of Gothic Architecture R and J A Brandon Illustrated
1903 2vols An Analysis of Gothic Architecture R and J A Brandon Illustrated

Price: £220.00

An illustrative guide to gothic architecture.Written by Joshua Arthur Rodrigues Brandon and John Raphael Rodrigues Brandon. The Brandon brothers Both were British architects who designed the new corn exchange at Colchester,...

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1903 Catalogue of the Eighteenth Annual Exhibition of the Architectural League
1903 Catalogue of the Eighteenth Annual Exhibition of the Architectural League

Price: £39.99

An edition of the Catalogue of the Eighteenth Annual Exhibition of the Architectural League of New York.Illustrated throughout with a variety of paintings, photographs and sculptures, including advertisements at the rear.

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1903 The Sculptures of the Parthenon A. S. Murray Illustrated Folding Maps
1903 The Sculptures of the Parthenon A. S. Murray Illustrated Folding Maps

Price: £120.00

An interesting look at the sculptures of the Parthenon in Athens, complete with folding plates. This work is an interesting look at the sculptures at the Parthenon, a former temple in Greece...

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1905 2vol Garden Cities in Theory and Practice A R Sennett Illustrated First
1905 2vol Garden Cities in Theory and Practice A R Sennett Illustrated First

Price: £275.00

A first edition of this important text on city planning.The first edition. Considered an authoratative text on garden cities.Profusely illustrated with over three hundred illustrations. Not common and here in a smart

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1906 Old English Plate Wilfred Joseph Cripps Illustrated
1906 Old English Plate Wilfred Joseph Cripps Illustrated

Price: £54.00

An illustrated work on the history of English plate, a helpful guide to collectors with advice of the makers and marks of antique plate. This work is an interesting history on English plate,...

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1906 Vol II of The Cathedrals of England and Wales History Architecture Illus.
1906 Vol II of The Cathedrals of England and Wales History Architecture Illus.

Price: £22.00

Volume II of 'The Cathedral of England and Wales' exploring this history, design and significance of Cathedrals throughout England and Wales, profusely illustrated throughout. Volume II only....

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1908 Structural Steel Work Arrol First Edition Very Scarce Illustrated
1908 Structural Steel Work Arrol First Edition Very Scarce Illustrated

Price: £240.00

A very scarce work on structural steel work, containing copious examples by notable firms and an extensive history of the leading Scottish civil engineering and construction business 'Sir William Arrol and Co'. ...

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1908 Yorkshire Painted and Described Gordon Home First Ed Illus Folding Map
1908 Yorkshire Painted and Described Gordon Home First Ed Illus Folding Map

Price: £66.00

The first edition of this profusely illustrated work on Yorkshire, complete with a folding sketch map of Yorkshire. The first edition of the work. Collated complete, with seventy one colour...

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1909 Dijon Architecture et Decoration Leon Deshairs Illustrated Architecture Scarce
1909 Dijon Architecture et Decoration Leon Deshairs Illustrated Architecture Scarce

Price: £175.00

A fascinating and profusely illustrated work of seventeenth and eighteenth century architecture in Dijon. The first edition. In the original French. Dated from copac. Collated complete, with...

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1909 Leon Deshairs Aix-En-Provence Architecture et Decoration 17th 18th Century
1909 Leon Deshairs Aix-En-Provence Architecture et Decoration 17th 18th Century

Price: £270.00

A scarce work on the architecture and design of Aix-En-Provence in France. Collated: Complete with 70 plates. With descriptive text accompanying the plates. Aix-En-Provence is a city in the...

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1909 Lyon Architecture et Decoration Rogatien Le Nail Illustrated Plates Scarce
1909 Lyon Architecture et Decoration Rogatien Le Nail Illustrated Plates Scarce

Price: £145.00

A scarce illustrated work on the architecture of Lyon. Collated: Complete with 48 plates. Rogatien Le Nail was a French architect and archaeologist. A beautiful collection of plates displaying...

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1910 Forgotten Shrines Dom Bede Camm Illustrated
1910 Forgotten Shrines Dom Bede Camm Illustrated

Price: £60.00

An interesting and illustrated work on relics of ancient English martrys within old family manor houses and Catholic halls. 'Forgotten Shrines' is a work documenting relics and memorials of...

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1910 Old English Houses of Alms Sidney Heath Folding Plates Illustrated First Edition
1910 Old English Houses of Alms Sidney Heath Folding Plates Illustrated First Edition

Price: £95.00

An interesting illustrated book looking at almshouses, charitable housing generally to help the poor. 'Old English Houses of Alms' offers an interesting historical insight into the life and...

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1910 Steamships and Their Story Chatterton First Edition Colour Illustrated Uncommon
1910 Steamships and Their Story Chatterton First Edition Colour Illustrated Uncommon

Price: £120.00

A lovely uncommon first edition copy of Edward Keble Chatterton's 'Steamships and Their Story', copiously illustrated with one hundred and thirty five illustrations. Edward Keble Chatterton...

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1910-15 6Vols The Modern Building Record Volumes I to VI Illustrated Orig Cloth
1910-15 6Vols The Modern Building Record Volumes I to VI Illustrated Orig Cloth

Price: £750.00

The first six volumes of this early 20th century record of contemporary architecture, with photographs and descriptionsof many of Britain's famous monumental buildings as they were built. The pre-war era saw the last great flurry...

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1911 3vols English Furniture of The Eighteenth Century Herbert Cescinsky
1911 3vols English Furniture of The Eighteenth Century Herbert Cescinsky

Price: £340.00

Three volumes of this historical work.The first two volumes have timelines outlining 'The Parallel History of Europe in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, with Population of the Various Countries in the Year 1800' and a 'Parallel...

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1911 A Treatise on Surveying Reginald E Middleton and Osbert Chadwick Part 2
1911 A Treatise on Surveying Reginald E Middleton and Osbert Chadwick Part 2

Price: £38.00

An informative book on the mathematics of surveying.Complete with illustrations,  tables and a fold out diagram of surface velocity.Third edition.Part II of two.

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1913 Handcraft In Wood and Metal John Hooper Alfred Shirley Illus Craft Scarce
1913 Handcraft In Wood and Metal John Hooper Alfred Shirley Illus Craft Scarce

Price: £45.00

A charming illustrated handbook exploring the nuances of working with wood and metal. An interesting and informative work, profusely illustrated throughout. Undated, dated using Copac. An...

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1913 The Georgian Society Records Volume Domestic Architecture Ireland Illus
1913 The Georgian Society Records Volume Domestic Architecture Ireland Illus

Price: £425.00

A profusely illustrated work on the architecture of Ireland.Volume five of a five volume series, often sold alone, containing a complete index to the series volumes I-V.With 129 plates, a frontispiece and illustrations in the text.Number...

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1914 Grinling Gibbons and His Compeers Plates Illustrated Church Architecture
1914 Grinling Gibbons and His Compeers Plates Illustrated Church Architecture

Price: £165.00

A folio collection of plates on the works of Grinling Gibbons.Collated: Complete, with 61 plates on 52 pages. Plates depict the principal carvings in the churches of Saint James's Piccadilly and Saint Paul's Cathedral.Grinling Gibbons...

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1916 Twenty-Five Great Houses of France Theodore Cook Illus
1916 Twenty-Five Great Houses of France Theodore Cook Illus

Price: £120.00

A beautiful guide to the stunning houses in France, such as houses in Maintenon, Chantilly, and Loir-et-Cher. Theodore Cook was a British writer and art critic, known for publishing various...

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1917 My Wood Fires And Their Story W. Robinson Illustrated
1917 My Wood Fires And Their Story W. Robinson Illustrated

Price: £80.00

The first edition of this fascinating and unusual work detailing the uses and beauty of wood fires. Profusely illustrated with fifteen full page illustrations, including photographs of notable...

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1917 Primitive Sun Dials or Scratch Dials Somerset Dom Ethelbert Horned Illustrated
1917 Primitive Sun Dials or Scratch Dials Somerset Dom Ethelbert Horned Illustrated

Price: £45.00

An illustrated history of primitive sun dials, documenting those within Somerset. 'Primitive Sun Dials' is an interesting history of sun-dials, focusing on the primitive examples of those within...

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1917 W. Robinson My Wood Fires And Their Story Illustrated
1917 W. Robinson My Wood Fires And Their Story Illustrated

Price: £85.00

The first edition of this fascinating and unusual work detailing the uses and beauty of wood fires. Profusely illustrated with fifteen full page illustrations, including photographs of notable...

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1918 Decorative Textiles An Illustrated Book on Coverings for Furniture Walls
1918 Decorative Textiles An Illustrated Book on Coverings for Furniture Walls

Price: £140.00

An illustrated work on decorative textiles.The work discusses tapestries, velvets, brocades, drapery, laces, chintzes, trimmings, wall papers, carpets and more.It explores an individual textile form per chapter.Illustrated throughout...

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1919 Various Authors Journal Of The Royal Institute Of British Architects
1919 Various Authors Journal Of The Royal Institute Of British Architects

Price: £40.00

A very scarce 1919 academic journal on architecture with contemporary advertisements.With essays by M.H. Baillier-Scott on dwellings in towns and countryside, as well as a discussion on the paper by Arthur Keen, the volume contains...

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1920 WESTMINSTER ABBEY St Margaret's Church 2 Vol in 1 Illustrated Bullock
1920 WESTMINSTER ABBEY St Margaret's Church 2 Vol in 1 Illustrated Bullock

Price: £140.00

This is a beautifully illustrated set of works on the architecture of Westminster Abbey.Two volumes bound as one.With over one hundred and fifty photographic illustrations of architectural details and features.Westminster Abbey is...

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1921-1923 6vol Modern Building Searles-Wood Adams Illustrated First Scarce
1921-1923 6vol Modern Building Searles-Wood Adams Illustrated First Scarce

Price: £95.00

A scarce first edition set of 'Modern Buildings', edited by H. D. Searles-Wood and Henry Adams and complete in six volumes. A fascinating collection of texts on contemporary architecture, engineering...

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1922 English Decoration and Furniture of the Later XVIIIth Century M Jourdain
1922 English Decoration and Furniture of the Later XVIIIth Century M Jourdain

Price: £130.00

An extensive examination of furniture decoration and interior design from Margaret Jourdain.Published as a sequel to Francis Lenygon's two-volume set on Furniture and Decoration in England.Illustrated throughout with many photographic...

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1923 Ministry of Public Works Report on Tokar With Proposals F W Cramer Roberts
1923 Ministry of Public Works Report on Tokar With Proposals F W Cramer Roberts

Price: £155.00

The first edition of this scarce report on the Sudanese town Tokar and the Baraka River. This report was penned during the British occupation and regards efficient utilization of the Khor Baraka and its flood waters....

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1924 2 vol Old World HOUSE FURNITURE H. CESCINSKY 1st
1924 2 vol Old World HOUSE FURNITURE H. CESCINSKY 1st

Price: £324.00

A first edition of this richly illustrated work on the furnishing and decoration of old houses. Featuring illustrations throughout, including frontispieces. With information including the history, types, styles, and makers...

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1924 Masters of Architecture John Francis Bentley W W Scott-Moncrieff Plates
1924 Masters of Architecture John Francis Bentley W W Scott-Moncrieff Plates

Price: £40.00

This is an illustrated biography of architect John Francis Bentley famous for his work on the Westminster Cathedral in London.This edition includes 34 monochrome plates including images of Westminster Cathedral and Beaumont College....

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1924 Old English Pottery Astbury Figures Limited Edition First Edition Signed
1924 Old English Pottery Astbury Figures Limited Edition First Edition Signed

Price: £125.00

A catalogue of 'Astbury Figures', collated and published by the Cyril Andrade auction house. Containing biographical and historical information on John Astbury and his son Thomas Astbury, who...

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1925 Art of Town Planning Lanchester First Edition Scarce Dustwrapper Illustrated
1925 Art of Town Planning Lanchester First Edition Scarce Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £115.00

A first edition copy of this fascinating study of town planning by the British architect Henry Vaughan Lanchester. Henry Vaughan Lanchester was the son of the notable English architect and surveyor...

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1925 Old Ship Figure-Heads and Sterns L. G. Carr Laughton Limited Edition Colour Plates
1925 Old Ship Figure-Heads and Sterns L. G. Carr Laughton Limited Edition Colour Plates

Price: £390.00

A beautiful example of this profusely illustrated limited edition copy of this work on figure-heads and sterns of ships. The first edition of the work, limited to 1500 copies of which this...

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1926 An Introduction to the Development of Private Building Estates F Howkins
1926 An Introduction to the Development of Private Building Estates F Howkins

Price: £44.99

A first edition of this work on town planning from F. Howkins. Illustrated with two folding plans and illustrations in the text. Including chapters on Cost of Land and Roads, Sale by Public Auction, The Building Agreement and...

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1927 Models of Buildings William Harvey Signed Association Copy
1927 Models of Buildings William Harvey Signed Association Copy

Price: £80.00

A signed first edition copy of this uncommon work regarding the architecture of model buildings. With publisher's advertisements to the rear of the work. The first edition. Uncommon. Signed...

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1928-30 3vol Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects Illustrated
1928-30 3vol Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects Illustrated

Price: £150.00

A collection of reports from the Royal Institute of British Architects, from 1927 to 1930.Containing issues for:November 1927-October 1928 (Volume XXXV - Third Series)November 1928-October 1929 (Volume XXXVI - Third Series)November...

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1929 3Vol English Homes Periods II-IV Illustrated Stuart Tudor Country Life
1929 3Vol English Homes Periods II-IV Illustrated Stuart Tudor Country Life

Price: £375.00

A three volume set of works by H. Avray Tipping.Three volumes of original ten.Period II- Volume I. Early Tudor 1485-1558Period III- Volume I. Late Tudor and Early Stuart 1558-1649Period IV- Volume I. Late Stuart 1649-1714.Henry...

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1929 Repair of Ancient Buildings Powys First Edition Illustrated
1929 Repair of Ancient Buildings Powys First Edition Illustrated

Price: £40.00

A first edition copy of A. R. Powys' 'Repair of Ancient Buildings'. Written to provide instructional information and methods of repair for 'those who have charge of ancient buildings'. Born...

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1930 Erich Mendelsohn Das Gesamtschaffen Des Architekten First edition
1930 Erich Mendelsohn Das Gesamtschaffen Des Architekten First edition

Price: £140.00

A first edition collection of the complete architectural works of the iconic Erich Mendelsohn.Numerous illustrations, photographs and illustrated plates throughout. Erich Mendelsohn was a Jewish German architect, known for his...

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1932 Theodore Pignatorre Ancient Monuments of Rome First Edition Illustrated
1932 Theodore Pignatorre Ancient Monuments of Rome First Edition Illustrated

Price: £32.00

A fascinating architectural study of the ancient monuments in Rome, copiously illustrated throughout. A first edition copy. This work discusses the ancient monuments in all their glory, specifically...

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1934 The Architectural Work of Sir Banister Fletcher W Hanneford-Smith Limited
1934 The Architectural Work of Sir Banister Fletcher W Hanneford-Smith Limited

Price: £100.00

A limited edition work on Sir Banister Fletcher.Sir Banister Fletcher was an English architect and architectural historian who co-authored the textbook A History of Architecture with his father.

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1934 W. Hanneford-Smith Architectural Works of Sir Banister Fletcher Limited
1934 W. Hanneford-Smith Architectural Works of Sir Banister Fletcher Limited

Price: £180.00

A limited edition of this architectural history of Sir Banister Fletcher.Limited to 500 copies of which only 400 were for sale, this work is profusely illustrated with photographic plates and works selected from Fletcher's own sketch...

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1937 From the Ground Up A R Powys Papers Photographs Architecture Churches
1937 From the Ground Up A R Powys Papers Photographs Architecture Churches

Price: £24.99

A first edition collection of papers from architect A. R. Powys on the buildings he spent much of his life trying to protect. Frontispiece black and white portrait of A. R. Powys.Introduction from his brother, John Cowper Powys a novelist...

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1937 Smaller Retail Shops Bryan and Norman Westwood Illustrated Fittings
1937 Smaller Retail Shops Bryan and Norman Westwood Illustrated Fittings

Price: £79.99

A guide to planning the design of small shops from Bryan and Norman Westwood. Illustrated throughout with many diagrams and photographs. Including entries on lighting, wall coverings, fixtures and fittings, and more.

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1938 First Edition Earl Baldwin Smith Egyptian Architecture Cultural Expression
1938 First Edition Earl Baldwin Smith Egyptian Architecture Cultural Expression

Price: £160.00

A first edition of this book on Ancient Egyptian architecture.Illustrated with plates and vignettes throughout, the work look at tombs and temples, as well as residential buildings and areas encompassing cities, palaces and houses....

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1949 Clarence House Christopher Hussey Queen Elizabeth Dustwrapper Coloured Plates 1st
1949 Clarence House Christopher Hussey Queen Elizabeth Dustwrapper Coloured Plates 1st

Price: £60.00

The first edition of this illustrated work on Clarence House, the former home of Queen Elizabeth when she was a Princess. Illustrated throughout with both coloured and monochrome plates. The...

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1949 Concrete Houses and Small Garages Albert Lakemen Illustrated
1949 Concrete Houses and Small Garages Albert Lakemen Illustrated

Price: £42.00

A comprehensive breakdown of concrete constructions with photographs, assembly details and floor plans included.This is the fourth (re-written) Edition of Concrete Houses and Small Garages with Preface from Albert Lakeman. A...

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1950 2Vol Cambridge Planning Proposals Maps and Plans Holford and Wright
1950 2Vol Cambridge Planning Proposals Maps and Plans Holford and Wright

Price: £77.00

A two volume set of proposed planning changes for Cambridge.Volume I- A Report to the Cambridgeshire Council, Volume II- Maps and Plans.Complete in two volumes. William Holdford was a British architect and town planner heavily involved...

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1950 2Vol Holford and Wright Cambridge Planning Proposals Maps and Plans
1950 2Vol Holford and Wright Cambridge Planning Proposals Maps and Plans

Price: £77.00

A two volume set of proposed planning changes for Cambridge.Volume I- A Report to the Cambridgeshire Council, Volume II- Maps and Plans.Complete in two volumes. William Holdford was a British architect and town planner heavily involved...

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1950 The Holy Experiment: Our Heritage from William Penn Oakley Limited Edition Signed
1950 The Holy Experiment: Our Heritage from William Penn Oakley Limited Edition Signed

Price: £120.00

A beautiful limited edition copy of Violet Oakley's 'The Holy Experiment', numbered 352 out of 'One Thousand Copies' and featuring a four page pull-out illustration. This copy is collated,...

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1950-73 24 Vols Progressive Architecture Design Surveys Uniformly Bound Riviere
1950-73 24 Vols Progressive Architecture Design Surveys Uniformly Bound Riviere

Price: £6,800.00

A continuous 23 year run of selected sections from one of the 20th century's most significant architectural magazines, uniformly bound by Bayntun Riviere of Bath.The sections included from the magazine are those concerning the design...

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1951 Ministry of Public Works Nile Control Department Hydrology Naguib Boulos
1951 Ministry of Public Works Nile Control Department Hydrology Naguib Boulos

Price: £140.00

The first edition of this very scarce report on Hydrology in the Nile by Naguib Boulos, who worked in Nile Control. With interesting provenance. This is Paper no 1 of this series from the Nile...

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1951 The City of Edinburgh Illustrated City Plans First Edition
1951 The City of Edinburgh Illustrated City Plans First Edition

Price: £34.00

A first edition copy, documenting the 'Ancient and Historical Monuments of the City of Edinburgh', profusely illustrated with plates and vignettes. Featuring 'The Thirteenth Report of the Commision',...

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1952 Normandy Diary Lord Methuen Colour Illustrated Folding Map First Edition Uncommon Dustwrapper
1952 Normandy Diary Lord Methuen Colour Illustrated Folding Map First Edition Uncommon Dustwrapper

Price: £98.00

A charming first edition copy of Paul Ayshford Methuen's 'Normandy Diary', complete with the publisher's original unclipped dustwrapper and a protective cardboard slipcase. Paul Ayshford Methuen,...

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1953 English Weathervanes Medieval to Modern Times A. Needham Illus 1st Scarce
1953 English Weathervanes Medieval to Modern Times A. Needham Illus 1st Scarce

Price: £60.00

The scarce first edition of this interesting history about English Weathervanes, written and illustrated by A. Needham. The scarce first edition of this work, in the original unclipped dustwrapper....

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1953-65 13vols Architectural Design Illustrated Signed Baytnun Binding 23-35
1953-65 13vols Architectural Design Illustrated Signed Baytnun Binding 23-35

Price: £2,900.00

Thirteen volumes of this popular architectural periodical.The complete issues from the years 1953-1965 inclusive bound per yearly volume.Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs, plans and designs. Architectural Design, also...

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1955 English Country Houses Early Georgian 1715-1760 Hussey Illustrated First Edition
1955 English Country Houses Early Georgian 1715-1760 Hussey Illustrated First Edition

Price: £50.00

A first edition copy of 'English Country Houses: Early Georgian 1715-1760', copiously illustrated throughout. Written by Christopher Hussey, the notable architectural historian often deemed...

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1955-70 4 vol English Country Houses Caroline Baroque Early Georgian Mid Georgian First Edition Illu
1955-70 4 vol English Country Houses Caroline Baroque Early Georgian Mid Georgian First Edition Illu

Price: £295.00

Four volumes of the profusely illustrated and informative 'English Country Houses' series: 'Caroline 1625-1685', 'Baroque 1685-1715', 'Early Georgian 1715-1760' and 'Mid Georgian 1760-1800'. ...

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1958 English Parish Churches Illustrated Photographs John Betjeman Isle of Man
1958 English Parish Churches Illustrated Photographs John Betjeman Isle of Man

Price: £39.99

A first edition of  John Betjeman's well illustrated guide book to Britain's previously unmapped parish churches.Includes sixty-four black and white photograph plates of the architecture and art within these parish churches....

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1959 English Furniture Designs of the Eighteenth Century Peter Ward-Jackson
1959 English Furniture Designs of the Eighteenth Century Peter Ward-Jackson

Price: £50.00

An historical look into English furniture designs of the eighteenth century. With 366 illustrations, collated complete. The eighteenth century saw a wide variety of furniture styles, from...

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1960 Burgundian Gothic Architecture by Robert Branner Illustrated
1960 Burgundian Gothic Architecture by Robert Branner Illustrated

Price: £59.99

A reference book on Burgundian Gothic Architecture.By Robert Branner, Department of Art History and Archaeology Columbia University, New York.With numerous black and white plates.

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1960 Eighteenth Century Furniture in South Africa G. E. Pearse Illustrated
1960 Eighteenth Century Furniture in South Africa G. E. Pearse Illustrated

Price: £195.00

- In the original unclipped dustwrapper. The author also wrote 'Eighteenth Century Architecture in South Africa', and this work is intended as a companion piece for it. This work documents...

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1962 Phoenix At Coventry Building of a Cathedral B Spence Sangorski Sutcliffe
1962 Phoenix At Coventry Building of a Cathedral B Spence Sangorski Sutcliffe

Price: £550.00

The first edition of this interesting architectural work.Held in a Souzouski & Sutcliffe morocco signed binding. This book is written about the re-building of Coventry Cathedral after its bombing during 1940.The...

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1964 Entwurff Einer Historischen Architectur in Abbildung Fischer von Eriach
1964 Entwurff Einer Historischen Architectur in Abbildung  Fischer von Eriach

Price: £1,100.00

A facsimile of several editions of Fischer von Erlach's work.The second German edition of 1725 followed by the text of the London edition of 1730, translated by Tomas Lediard. In German, French and English.With numerous black and white illustrations...

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1965 ARCHITECTURAL & ORNAMENT DRAWINGS C16th-C19th
1965 ARCHITECTURAL & ORNAMENT DRAWINGS C16th-C19th

Price: £359.99

A scarce book of plates of architectural and ornament drawings. Bound in card. First edition. Very scarce. With an introduction by Richard P. Wunder. A catalogue with 107 black and white plates. "The major...

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1965 Baroque and Rococo Silks Peter Thornton Fabric First Edition Dustwrapper
1965 Baroque and Rococo Silks Peter Thornton Fabric First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £120.00

A first edition copy of Peter Thornton's work of fabric design, exploring both the Baroque and Rococo eras of design. First edition. Held in the original dustwrapper. A profusely illustrated...

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1966 English Country Houses Caroline 1625-1685 Hill Cornforth Illustrated First Edition
1966 English Country Houses Caroline 1625-1685 Hill Cornforth Illustrated First Edition

Price: £30.00

A first edition of Oliver Hill and John Cornforth's 'English Country Houses: Caroline, 1625–1685', copiously illustrated throughout. Lacking the original dustwrapper. Part of Christopher...

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1966 Gian Guido Belloni Il Castello Sforzesco di Milano Illustrated Dustwrapper
1966 Gian Guido Belloni Il Castello Sforzesco di Milano Illustrated Dustwrapper

Price: £55.00

An illustrated book on the architecture and artifacts of the Sforza Castle in Milan.Profusely illustrated throuhgout with colour and black and white plates.Sfroza Castle is a 15th century castle built on the remains of a 14th century...

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1967 Sundials Old And New or Fun with the Sun Herbert First Edition Illustrated
1967 Sundials Old And New or Fun with the Sun Herbert First Edition Illustrated

Price: £75.00

A charming text on sundials by the English novelist, playwright, humorist and MP, Sir Alan Patrick Herbert. Within this work, Herbert details his fascination with sundials, and experiments...

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1968 Architettura Civile Guarino Guarini Illustrated Limited Ed Reprint Designs
1968 Architettura Civile Guarino Guarini Illustrated Limited Ed Reprint Designs

Price: £175.00

A beautiful reproduction of Guarino Guarini's work Architettura Civile.Architettura Civile was originally published in 1737 by Filippo Juvarra's pupil Vernardo Vittone. Vittone spent two years preparing the work.Illustrated, with...

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1968 Fairground Architecture by David Braithwaite with Photographs
1968 Fairground Architecture by David Braithwaite with Photographs

Price: £69.99

An illustrated reference book on Fairground Architecture.From the 'Excursions into Architecture' series, edited by David Braithwaite."This new edition of David Braithwaite's unique book has been thoroughly revised, corrected and reset."...

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1968 Rococo Architecture in Southern Germany Henry-Russell Hitchcock Illustrated
1968 Rococo Architecture in Southern Germany Henry-Russell Hitchcock Illustrated

Price: £58.00

This is an attractively illustrated history on Southern Germany's Rococo architecture.This edition features full page monochrome photographs as well as diagrams of the unique Rococo architecture alongside the...

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1970 Hugh Braun Parish Churches Their Architectural Development in England
1970 Hugh Braun Parish Churches Their Architectural Development in England

Price: £24.99

A very good first edition of Hugh Braun's Parish Churches: Their Architectural Development in England.Parish Churches is a companion book to Old English Houses. As written in the preface, 'At one time a Deputy Architect to...

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1971 Thomas Cubitt Master Builder Hobhouse First Edition Uncommon Illustrated
1971 Thomas Cubitt Master Builder Hobhouse First Edition Uncommon Illustrated

Price: £140.00

An excellent copy of this uncommon first edition copy of this fascinating biography of the Victorian builder Thomas Cubitt, by the notable British architectural historian Hermione Hobhouse Thomas...

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1973 The Anti- Rationalists J M Richards Nikolaus Pevsner ILLUSTRATED
1973 The Anti- Rationalists J M Richards Nikolaus Pevsner ILLUSTRATED

Price: £62.00

This is a lovely well illustrated text on the anti-rationalist movement of architecture.Edited by two distinguished architectural historians, this book illustrates the changing architectural styles of the 20th century, inspired by...

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1974 The Gothick Taste Terence Davis Illustrated First Edition Dustwrapper
1974 The Gothick Taste Terence Davis Illustrated First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £60.00

An illustrated edition of this work on Gothick architecture.Gothick architecture was extremely popular in the eighteenth century and echoed the building heritage of the Middle Ages.

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1975 DESIGN Interior Finishings by EW TRENDALL Illus.
1975 DESIGN Interior Finishings by EW TRENDALL Illus.

Price: £125.00

A scarce facsimile reprint of Trendall's working drawings for interior finishings. Bound in cloth with a spine and front board label. First Thus. Originally published 1833. "Consisting of single, sash, and folding doors, French...

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1976 Classic Irish Houses of the Middle Size Maurice Craig Illustrated
1976 Classic Irish Houses of the Middle Size Maurice Craig Illustrated

Price: £150.00

A history of classic Irish architecture from Maurice Craig.Illustrated throughout with many plans, and monochrome photographs. Maurice James Waldron Craig (25 October 1919 11 May 2011) was an Irish architectural historian, the author...

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1977 5vol Jeypore Portfolio of Architectural Details Colonel S. S. Jacob Facsimile
1977 5vol Jeypore Portfolio of Architectural Details Colonel S. S. Jacob Facsimile

Price: £800.00

By Colonel S. S. Jacob 1977 ...

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1978 2Vol Christopher Gilbert The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale Slipcase
1978 2Vol Christopher Gilbert The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale Slipcase

Price: £225.00

A beautifully illustrated work on the famous furniture designed of Thomas Chippendale.Complete: With 25 colour plates.Thomas Chippendale was a cabinet maker in London who designed furniture in the mid Georgian, English Rococo and Neoclassical...

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1978 English Interiors 1790-1848 The Quest for Comfort John Carnforth Illus
1978 English Interiors 1790-1848 The Quest for Comfort John Carnforth Illus

Price: £85.00

A first edition of this work by John Cornforth.With 49 colour illustrations.John Cornforth was an architectural historian and the author of many books with particular emphasis on the history of English Country Houses.

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1978 The Perpendicular Style John Harvey Signed First Edition Dustwrapper
1978 The Perpendicular Style John Harvey Signed First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £60.00

A first edition of this work by John Harvey.With a relevant pamphlet loosely inserted, signed by John Harvey.

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1978-1981 3Vol Burke's Guide to Country Houses Mark Bence Jones Illus
1978-1981 3Vol Burke's Guide to Country Houses Mark Bence Jones Illus

Price: £160.00

A three volume set of this architectural series.First editions. Complete set of three volumes printed. Volume I- Ireland, Volume II- Herefordshire Shropshire Warwickshire Worcestershire, Volume III- East Anglia.Begun 150 years after...

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1986 Channel Island Churches John McCormack First Edition Signed Scarce
1986 Channel Island Churches John McCormack First Edition Signed Scarce

Price: £250.00

A first edition copy of John McCormack's 'Channel Island Churches', copiously illustrated, signed and dedicated by the author. Providing a comprehensive and detailed examination of the 'old...

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1987 The Palace of Westminster Cooke First Edition Dustwrapper Illustrated
1987 The Palace of Westminster Cooke First Edition Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £65.00

A lovely first edition copy of Sir Robert Cooke's guide and study of the history of the Palace of Westminster, complete with original unclipped dustwrapper. This text was written by the special...

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1988 2 Volumes Giuseppe Bracco Acque, Ruote e Mulini a Torino Illustrated
1988 2 Volumes Giuseppe Bracco Acque, Ruote e Mulini a Torino Illustrated

Price: £140.00

Two exquisite volumes of the Archivo Storico's Acque, Ruote e Mulini a Torino.Focusing on the city of Turin, these two volumes explore the use of irrigation systems and methods of transporting water, such as water wheels and other...

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1988 Russian Furniture The Golden Age 1780-1840 Cheneviere First Edition Illustrated Colour
1988 Russian Furniture The Golden Age 1780-1840 Cheneviere First Edition Illustrated Colour

Price: £95.00

A lovely first edition copy of Antoine Cheneviere's groundbreaking work on Russian furniture in the 'Golden Age', copiously illustrated with numerous photographs specially commissioned in the Soviet Union and never before...

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1990 Interni Veneziani Attilia Dorigato Interiors Furniture Venetian
1990 Interni Veneziani Attilia Dorigato Interiors Furniture Venetian

Price: £160.00

A look at the history of interior design and art of Venice. Mostly In Italian, with passages translated into English, German and French to the rear. Illustrated throughout, with beautiful...

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1991 John Glashan's World Cartoonist Biography First Edition Illustrated
1991 John Glashan's World Cartoonist Biography First Edition Illustrated

Price: £75.00

A collection of cartoons by the talented 20th century artist, John Glashan. With an introduction by Glashan, giving an insight into his life and background. This work contains numerous, humorous...

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1991 Shipbuilders of the Venetian Arsenal Robert C. Davis First Edition Dustwrapper Uncommon Illustr
1991 Shipbuilders of the Venetian Arsenal Robert C. Davis First Edition Dustwrapper Uncommon Illustr

Price: £115.00

An uncommon first edition copy of Robert C. Davis's 'Shipbuilders of the Venetian Arsenal', in a lovely

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1994 Montclos and Polidori Versailles Illustrated Dustwrapper
1994 Montclos and Polidori Versailles Illustrated Dustwrapper

Price: £45.00

A near fine first edition of Versailles.A profusely illustrated exploration of the Palace of Versaille.Jean-Marie Perouse de Montclos (1936) is a French historian of architecture, and Robert Polidori (1951) is a photographer known...

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1994 Splendid Hotels of Europe Bruno de Cessole Severine Jouve Nicholas D'Archimbaud
1994 Splendid Hotels of Europe Bruno de Cessole Severine Jouve Nicholas D'Archimbaud

Price: £20.00

A beautiful photographic guide of twenty hotels in Europe. First edition, with a complete number-line. Photographed throughout by Nicholas D'Archimbaud. With written contributions from Bruno...

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1996 Tuscany 360 Degrees Panorama Photography Art Architecture Landscape
1996 Tuscany 360 Degrees Panorama Photography Art Architecture Landscape

Price: £27.99

A lavish book of panoramic photographs of Tuscany. First American edition. This beautiful book is filled with full-colour photographs, a great many of them folding, to give stunning views of the landscape, architecture and art...

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1998 William Gillies Soden Keller First Edition Illustrated Uncommon Dustwrapper
1998 William Gillies Soden Keller First Edition Illustrated Uncommon Dustwrapper

Price: £90.00

A lovely uncommon hardcover first edition copy of Joanna Soden and Victoria Kellar's study of the works and life of the renowned Scottish landscape and still life painter, William Gillies. ...

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1999 Subterranean Rome Ivana Della Portella First Edition in Dustwrapper
1999 Subterranean Rome Ivana Della Portella First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this study of the underground sections of Rome. Illustrated throughout with many beautiful colour photographs.

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c.1843 Churches York Historical Architectural Monkhouse Bedford Fawcett
c.1843 Churches York Historical Architectural Monkhouse Bedford Fawcett

Price: £150.00

A scarce copy of 'The Churches of York' by W. Monkhouse and F. Bedford, copiously illustrated throughout. Featuring a detailed examination of the Churches of York, with an additional leaf containing...

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c1819 2 vols in1 Rickman's Attempt to Discriminate and Ferguson's Art of Drawing
c1819 2 vols in1 Rickman's Attempt to Discriminate and Ferguson's Art of Drawing

Price: £290.00

Two volumes bound in one. First edition of The Art of Drawing.Second edition of An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of English Architecture.Collated, Rickman's Attempt to Discriminate appears to be missing a plate....

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c1868 Fragments d'architecture Egypte, Grece, Rome, Moyen Age Renaissance Chabat
c1868 Fragments d'architecture Egypte, Grece, Rome, Moyen Age Renaissance Chabat

Price: £99.99

A highly detailed collection of architectural designs and fragments from Egypt, Greece, Rome, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Paris and the Modern Age. Written in French. Being a collection of unbound plates with descriptive notes....

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c1870 10vols Dictionary ARCHITECTURE illustrated SCARCE
c1870 10vols Dictionary ARCHITECTURE illustrated SCARCE

Price: £3,119.99

Ten volumes with gilt lettering and decoration. Very scarce. Not available anywhere else for sale, and held only at four institutions - The Imperial College copy is defective. The Dictionary of Architecture is complete in Eight...

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c1878 Sydney in 1848 Architecture Illustrated Joseph Fowles Scarce
c1878 Sydney in 1848 Architecture Illustrated Joseph Fowles Scarce

Price: £495.00

A scarce and important work of Australian architectural history from the nineteenth century, showcasing the trends and preferences of both public and private buildings. An scarce work that...

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c1890 Instructions in Wood-Carving for Amateurs Fourth Edition Numerous Plates
c1890 Instructions in Wood-Carving for Amateurs Fourth Edition Numerous Plates

Price: £70.00

A scarce collection of carpentry tips, 'by a lady'.Fourth edition. Illustrated with numerous folding plates to the rear.

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c1900 Les Envois de Rome Restavrations des Monvments Anciens E. Pourchet
c1900 Les Envois de Rome Restavrations des Monvments Anciens E. Pourchet

Price: £395.00

A scarce collection of plates depicting the beautiful and elaborate architecture within and around Rome. With a table and captions written in French. Complete with the original fifty-nine plates, seven of which are folding. Edited...

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c1904 33vol Portfolio Of English Cathedrals Notes By Fairbairns Photograph First
c1904 33vol Portfolio Of English Cathedrals Notes By Fairbairns Photograph First

Price: £395.00

A complete set Portfolio of English Cathedrals in original paper wraps with carbon illustrations tipped-in to front and with full page and half page illustrations tipped-in throughout . With original advertisement and catalogue inserted...

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c1920 Obyvaci Pokoje by K. VEPREK Living Room DESIGN
c1920 Obyvaci Pokoje by K. VEPREK Living Room DESIGN

Price: £180.00

A scarce collection of colour designs for living room furniture by K. Veprek Scarce In Czech Spiral bound in paper covers Page 11 of the colour illustrations is missing, as is page 11 of the technical drawings.

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c1920 Obyvaci Pokoje FURNITURE K. VEPREK Czech
c1920 Obyvaci Pokoje FURNITURE K. VEPREK Czech

Price: £170.00

A collection of colour designs for living room furniture by K. Veprek Scarce In Czech Spiral bound in paper covers

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c1922-3 The Beautiful Necessity Essays Theosophy Architecture Claude Bragdon
c1922-3 The Beautiful Necessity Essays Theosophy Architecture Claude Bragdon

Price: £35.00

The second edition of this architectural study by Claude Bragdon.A collection of seven essays on theosophy and architecture.The essays are titled as follows, 'The Art of Architecture', 'Unity and Polarity', 'Changeless Change',...

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c1925 Decoration Ancienne La Ferrornnerie Francaise C Schmid Illustrated Plates
c1925 Decoration Ancienne La Ferrornnerie Francaise C Schmid Illustrated Plates

Price: £200.00

A portfolio of plates demonstrating iron railings.This work portrays a range of beautifully created balcony railings, storefronts, signs, gates and more. Complete with all forty eight plates.In the original French.Edited by Charles...

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c1927 Period Guide Fabrics Furniture Arthur H Lee Very Scarce Illustrated Colour
c1927 Period Guide Fabrics Furniture Arthur H Lee Very Scarce Illustrated Colour

Price: £125.00

A very scarce and informative guide to period furnishing produced by Arthur H Lee & Sons, a company world renowned for its fine textiles, embroideries and tapestries. Issued as a series...

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c1950 Bungalows et Maisons de Week-End Very Scarce Floor Plans and Sketches
c1950 Bungalows et Maisons de Week-End Very Scarce Floor Plans and Sketches

Price: £300.00

A very scarce collection of French architectural plans for holiday homes. Each plate shows drawings of the bungalow, its frontage, either side and read with the following plate detailing th floor and roof plans. The houses are minimalist...

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[1888] Amateur Work Illustrated Volume VII Chilton-Young Folding Plate
[1888] Amateur Work Illustrated Volume VII Chilton-Young Folding Plate

Price: £35.00

A copiously illustrated copy of 'Amateur Work, Illustrated, volume VI of an eight volume set. 'Amateur Work' was a monthly Victorian journal written for the amateur builder, mechanic, woodworker...

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