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Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to architecture – the planning, designing, and construction of buildings and other physical structures – including landscape architecture.

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  1. 130972comp
    Signed limited edition (stated "New Edition"), one of 1,500 unnumbered copies signed by the author at the end of the preface. The copy of Major Robert Gregory (1881-1918), about whose death in 1918 Yeats wrote one of his most quoted short poems, "An Irish Airman Foresees his Death", with his bookplate - which he designed... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 130972

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  2. 127347detail
    First editions, a few issues signed by contributors and editors, including several by the founding editor, Oleg Grabar. This journal aimed to "provide a regular vehicle for scholarship and critical essays on Islamic art... and to make scholarship and discussions as widely available as possible, especially in Muslim countries"... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 127347

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  3. 130510
    First edition, first printing, of this expansive photographic collection of Gothic sculpture. This work, which crucially combines architectural elements of art history with their contextual social history, highlights the rich material culture found within and without medieval places of worship. Lester Burbank Bridaham (1899-1992)... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 130510

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  4. In English Homes.
    First edition of the third volume, second of the second, and third of the first (which was first published in 1904). A handsomely bound set featuring the great historic estates of England. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 115351

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  5. 124777
    "New" edition, signed by the author at the end of the preface, one of 1,500 copies. One of the key texts of the aesthetic movements, The Stones of Venice was first published from 1851 to 1853 and was "a revolutionary success" (PMM). Its importance lies " in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 124777

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  6. 126956comp
    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "The Rev. Ed. Hornby from the Author". The book was then re-presented, with an inscription below reading "George Hornby given me by my sister November 1826". This Italian grand tour account by the architect Charles Kelsall (1782-1857) is... Learn More
    £1,000

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  7. 125436comp
    First edition, first printing, cloth issue. A remarkable association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To friend Neutra who more than anyone gave us in America the courage and example to start out on these ways. Phillip C. Johnson". Richard Neutra, the recipient, is widely recognized as one of the... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 125436

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  8. 122697
    An attractive Grand Tour album, consisting largely of architectural subjects and views in Nîmes, Arles and Rome amongst others, together with "types" and scenes of local life, compiled by the seventeen year-old William Amhurst Daniel-Tyssen, later William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, 1st baron Amherst of Hackney, art collector,... Learn More
    £2,000

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  9. 123746
    First edition, first state, the Hungarian-born architect Ernö Goldfinger's copy, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Having immigrated to England during the 1930s, Goldfinger became a prominent member of the London-based Modern Architectural Research Group (known as MARS), of which Betjeman was also... Learn More
    £475

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  10. 63958
    First edition, a very good, complete copy - "The half-title is frequently missing. Some copies have the vignettes uncoloured" (Tooley). Abbey suggests that although no precedence can be proved "it is probable that the coloured vignettes were issued after the completion of the parts as an extra inducement to prospective purchasers.... Learn More
    £14,250

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  11. 123252
    Limited edition, one of 600 copies on deluxe paper, this copy unnumbered. A pleasingly bound copy of this richly illustrated account of the great houses of France. Learn More
    £300

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  12. 118473comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the Austrian born architect on the front free endpaper, "To R. Thomas Davidson, for a bright future in a wonderful, loveable profession, practised amongst a creative group of friends and collaborators, most cordially, Richard Neutra, '59." The recipient was... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 118473

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  13. 118809
    First edition, signed limited issue. This work contains a catalogue and 19 loose plates, including a colour plate signed by the artist. It was produced to coincide with an exhibition of Paolozzi's Tottenham Court Road underground station mural project which ran at the Royal Academy of Arts from 4 February to 3 March 1986.... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 118809

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  14. 116954
    Two photographs, numbered four and five, of seven, taken by Frances Rand Smith, of the architect's model of the Mission Santa Cruz. Frances Rand Smith was a local historian of Californian missions and published a manuscript on the history and original architecture of the Mission Santa Cruz in 1916. It is thought that this... Learn More
    £275

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  15. Homes Beautiful. Art Stone Decorations for the Home and the Garden.
    First edition of this wonderfully illustrated, and inevitably uncommon, photographic catalogue of extravagant stone and composition fountains, planters, benches and other garden features for opulent homes, public spaces, and gardens. The objects are superbly shot against period backdrops, and in ornamental niches at the... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 113814

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  16. Presentation volume commemorating the opening of King Abdulaziz International Airport.
    King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, was opened in 1981, and was the first airport in the world to contain a hajj terminal specifically for Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca. It was designed by the noted Bangladeshi-American engineer Fazlur Rahman Khan, and was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 113447

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    An attractively presented and exhaustively documented architectural master plan, an interesting record of modern Islamic architecture, untraced in libraries or commercial records. "The Master Plan is influenced by three considerations: The Islamic Tradition, including the Saudi heritage status of Makkah Al-Mukarramah The... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 113436

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  18. Splendours of Venice.
    First edition in English, first published in Italian the previous year. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 110785

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  19. Gargoyle, Guignol, False Closet.
    First separate edition, one of 100 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by Mailer on the front cover to Herb Yellin (1935-2014) the American book collector and founder of the Lord John Press in 1976 to publish signed limited editions of significant American authors: "For Herb Yellin, cheers, cheers. Norman Mailer, March... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 109702

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  20. Mies van der Rohe.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to an unknown recipient and signed by the architect on the title page, dated September 1960. It is also signed by over 80 other architects on the front free endpaper who were associated with Mies, either working for him, taught by him, or were associated with him in... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 110932

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  21. Untersuchungen über des gleichseitige Dreieck als Norm gotischer Bauproportionen.
    First edition of this unusual work by the Baltic German art historian. Dehio (1850-1932) was born in Reval, now Talinn, Estonia, he was the founder of the Handbuch der deutschen Kunstgeschichte, still publishing to this day. In the present work he sets out his theory of the equilateral triangle as the proportional basis... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 110081

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  22. The Caliph's Design.
    First edition, first impression, 1,000 copies were printed. With the rare publisher's flyer for Lewis's debut novel Tarr, "some were laid into copies of The Caliph's Design" (Morrow & Lafourcade). "In The Caliph's Design: Architects! Where is Your Vortex?, Lewis offers the most sustained and considered of his early critiques... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 106471

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  23. The Second Danish Pamir-Expedition.
    First edition of this important architectural study from the two Danish Pamir Expeditions. Olufsen commanded both of these trips into Central Asia, 1896-9, during which the team visited Bokhara as a guest of the Emir; carried out exhaustive scientific surveys throughout the Pamirs; made the first anthropological study of... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 103825

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  24. Optique de portraiture et peinture, en deux parties,
    First edition, with an appealing near-contemporary French provenance: bookplate and ownership inscription of Hieronimus (Jérôme) Beausire. The Beausires were a famous French architectural dynasty - our Beausire may be Jérôme (1708-1761) architect and son of Jean Beausire, chief of public works in Paris under the Sun... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 96431

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  25. 1
    First edition, first printing. Contributors include Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, John Armstrong, John Bigge, Edward Burra by Douglas Cooper, Tristram Hiller, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson, Edward Wadsworth, Wells Coates and Colin Lucas. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 96499

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  26. Das Gesamtschaffen Des Architekten. Skizzen, Entwürfe, Bauten.
    First edition, first printing. An important monograph with drawings, plans and extensive photographs of models and completed structures. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 88365

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  27. Il Contributo di Mendelsohn alla evoluzione dell'architettura moderna.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Erich Mendelsohn on the front free endpaper, "To Alexander and Cally Cochran, Erich Mendelsohn, VII ? 53", and with the recipients' bookplate on the front pastedown. Alexander Cochran was an American architect, who founded the firm Cochran, Stephenson and Donkervoet.... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 91743

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  28. Uncommon Places.
    First edition, first printing, trade issue (there was also a deluxe, slipcased edition of 100 with a print). Uncommon. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 87602

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  29. The Caliph's Design.
    First edition, first impression. A typical Lewisian rant about the state of British architecture, with customary swipes at Fashion, Political Apathy, Picasso, Lions, Parisian Realism and so forth. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 91462

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  30. Murray's Berkshire Architectural Guide.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Betjeman on the front free endpaper, "To the Master, Incumbent, & Sibyl, from John Betjeman. XIV.IX.MCMXLIX". The recipient was most likely the Reverend Harton, vicar of Baulking Church, in Betjeman's home village, and his wife Sibyl. Betjeman and his wife Penelope... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 88569

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  31. An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, M,DCC,LXXXIX.
    First edition. Uncommon. Reprints in full the original grants of William and Mary for the establishment of the Hospital, and offers a detailed description of the building works, and the finished structure, accompanied by a spectacular folding engraved plate of a river view taken from a drawing by Thomas Lancey. Lancey was... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 85988

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  32. A Series of Picturesque Seats
    First edition in book form; "the book's publishing history is complicated. It is described as having been issued in parts between 1864 and 1880, but selections from it like The Ancestral Homes of Britain of 1868 also appeared during this period" (Ray). Morris's Seats offers an unparalleled survey of British and Irish country... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 67808

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  33. Decorating the Small Apartment.
    First edition, first impression. An attractive book on modern, minimalist decorating for small living spaces. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 79758

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  34. Mission San Francisco de Solano.
    One of a series of photos taken by William Amos Haines (1877-1953), who travelled through the United States in the first decades of the 20th century making early panoramas with a rotating Kodak Cirkut camera. He was particularly interested in California's Spanish missions, and took photographs of a number of these sites... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 64970

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  35. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tulsa.
    One of a series of photos taken by William Amos Haines (1877-1953), who travelled through the United States in the first decades of the 20th century making early panoramas with a rotating Kodak Cirkut camera. He was particularly interested in California's Spanish missions, and took photographs of a number of these sites... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 64969

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  36. Mission San Juan Bautista.
    One of a series of photos taken by William Amos Haines (1877-1953), who travelled through the United States in the first decades of the 20th century making early panoramas with a rotating Kodak Cirkut camera. He was particularly interested in California's Spanish missions, and took photographs of a number of these sites... Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 64948

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    A wittily satirical sketch by Pugin, the Roman Catholic architect, sent to his friend Henry Ridgard Bagshawe (1799-1870), a prominent Catholic lawyer. Bagshawe sat on the committee of the Lincoln's Inn Fields district New Church Erection Fund. That area already had the Sardinian Chapel, well-known as the oldest Roman Catholic... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 46369

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  38. A Survey of British Industrial Arts.
    First edition, first impression. With an attractive inscription and drawing of a spark plug by the author on the front pastedown "K. L. G. Campbell A. I. B. D. With the very best wishes & congratulations of the author - H. G. D '36". Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 60963

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  39. 48975
    First English language edition, first impression. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 48975

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  40. Half A Dozen Hints on Picturesque Domestic Architecture,
    First edition, first impression of the author's first book, a pattern-book of "fanciful estate buildings in the 'Olde English' style" with lithographs by the author (OED). Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 49312

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  41. English Homes. Period IV-Vol. I, Late Stuart, 1649–1714.
    £300

    Stock Code: 24651

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  42. The Church of England. [St Paul's Cathedral].
    A vintage print in exceptionally large format, signed on the mount by the photographer, of St Paul's Cathedral taken from the south bank of the Thames. Benington was part of the Pictorialist school and best known for his portraiture. His friend and associate Alvin Langdon Coburn made very similar images of London a few years... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 35953

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