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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. 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

    Stock Code: 63958

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

    Stock Code: 110785

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  4. Mies van der Rohe first edition book
    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 1
    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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  15. 48975
    First English language edition, first impression. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 48975

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

    Stock Code: 24651

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  18. 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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