Architecture & design
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BLAKE, William; ELLIS, Edwin John, & W. B. Yeats (eds.) The Works of William Blake.
London : 1893First edition, one of 150 large paper copies in the deluxe binding; there were also 500 copies in cloth. Yeats had "marked down William Blake as a master early on, and with Edwin Ellis produced a large-scale commentary on Blake's prophetic writings in 1893. While often erratic and idiosyncratic, it helped establish the importance of Blake's esoteric... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 136158
BANKSY. Wall and Piece.
London : 2005First edition, first impression, in the rare dust jacket (most copies were issued without one). Wall and Piece collects together photographs of Banksy's street art, with his own commentary. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 136271
WHISTLER, James McNeil - MaCDONALD, Margaret F. James McNeil Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné.
New Haven and London : 1995First edition, first printing. The most up-to-date catalogue raisonné on Whistler which includes over 1700 entries. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140681
SMITH, Brydon. Donald Judd.
Ottawa : 1975First edition, first printing, cloth issue (also issued in wrappers). The definitive catalogue raisonné on Judd, compiled to coincide with the major exhibition of Judd's work, held at The National Gallery of Canada that year. The volume contains an interpretative essay on Judd's work and development by Roberta Smith, an illustrated list of his exhibitions,... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 140026
JONES, Owen (design). The Book of Common Prayer,
London : 1845First Owen Jones edition of the Book of Common Prayer, "one of the most important examples of his commercial decoration" (McLean, Victorian Book Design, p. 66). The impressive binding on this copy is an exquisitely preserved relievo binding executed to a design by Jones himself, the whole thus presenting a gesamtkunstwerk of Jones's vision for book... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 139453
BROWN, Robert Hewitt. Stellar Theology and Masonic Astronomy;
New York : 1882First edition of this rare work on the hidden meanings of Masonic and other esoteric symbols, includes two intriguing colour plates with volvelles.
While not disclosing "any of the essential secrets of the order" (intro.), the author reveals "truths which are... of great importance and interest to the craft" (ibid.). Himself a 32nd degree master... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 139889
NICHOLSON, Ben; Ronald Alley, and others. Art d'aujourd'hui.
Paris : 1953First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the artist on the front wrapper "Helen from Ben". The recipient was the art patron and collector Helen Christian Sutherland (1881-1965). She was an early patron of the Ashington Group, founded by Oliver Kilbourn (1904-1993). Nicholson had met Sutherland through the artist Constance Lane,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140862
GUTHRIE, John. Ten Designs for the Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Flansham : 1925First edition, first impression, number 45 of 50 copies only signed by the designer. Five plates show Guthrie's designs for the stage decor; the others illustrate six characters for a theatre production of Shakespeare's play. John Guthrie was the son of the printer and owner of the press, James Guthrie, whose print-making technique and aesthetic was... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 140871
DUNCAN, Isadora - DUNOYER DE SEGONZAC, André (illus.); Fernand Divoire. Dessins sur les danses d'Isadora Duncan.
Paris : [c. 1910]First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by both authors on the verso of front wrapper "A Monsieur G. de Pawlowski, en hommage, D. Divoire; Hommage de A. D. de Segonzac". This is one of 32 copies only, this one unnumbered, of Segonzac's drawings of Isadora Duncan's dance moves. Duncan theorised a completely new form of dance that originated... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140825
PICABIA, Francis. Exposition d'œvres de Picabia.
Paris : 1905First edition, first printing, of this catalogue from Picabia's first solo show which was held at the Galerie Haussmann in Paris; with a text by L. Roger-Milès. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140835
GAUDIER-BRZESKA, Henri - EDE, H. S. A Life of Gaudier-Brzeska.
London : 1930First edition, first impression, number 147 of 350 copies, of this illustrated biography of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, "designed to be a worthy memorial of his work", as pointed out in the loosely inserted publisher's promotional leaflet. Of the edition of 350 copies, ten were issued signed and bound in leather. The regular issue is uncommon in the dust... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 140770
HILBESEIMER, L. Mies van der Rohe.
Chicago : 1956First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author and signed by Mies van der Rohe on the title page, dated September 1960, and 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 a professional capacity. Though the exact date of the ceremonial... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 110932
GIBRAN, Kahlil. Twenty Drawings.
New York : 1919First edition, first printing, inscribed by Gibran on the front free endpaper, "To Margarrite Marguerite? Harrison Day, with kindest thoughts from Kahlil Gibran, 1923". The recipient has proved unidentifiable, though it is tempting to think her some relation of Gibran's early creative mentor the Boston photographer Fred Holland Day.
Twenty Drawings... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 137819
PATENTS. Patents for Inventions. Abridgments of Specifications. Class 44: Fastenings, Lock, Latch, Bolt, and other
London : 1921Fascinating compendium of patents for all manner of fastenings, including buckles, hair-slides, rope and cable grips, safety pins, bayonet joints, jewellery-snap and blade-springs, handcuffs and fetters, key rings, locks, paper-fasteners, safes and strongrooms. Of particular interest is Patent 8073 (4 April 1910, page 129) for Theodore Skremka's "sliding-clasp... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140664
NEVINSON, C. R. W. Modern War Paintings.
London : 1917First edition, first impression, signed by the author in pencil below the colour frontispiece. "Having gone to France with the Red Cross and been invalided home soon afterwards, he announced that he would be using 'Futurist technique' to express the reality of war in his new work. In subsequent paintings Nevinson confirmed that he saw the Great War... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 140292
SAUNDERS, Ann. The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945
London : 2005First edition. "During the Second World War the War Damage Section of the Architect's Department of the London County Council recorded the degree of damage due to enemy action to buildings across the 117 square miles of the Administrative County of London. Using the relevant sheets of the 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps, the Architect's staff hand-coloured... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 104909
MOHANTY, Bijoy Chandra; K. V. Chandramouli; H. D. Naik. Natural Dyeing Processes of India.
Ahmedabad : 1987First edition, first printing, of this comprehensive guide to the dyeing techniques of India, retaining all the original samples of different textiles. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140149
BEEKE, Anthon, & Geert Kooiman. Alphabet.
Hilversum : 1970First edition, first printing. The alphabet made from nude female models was created by Anthon and Anna Beeke and photographed by Kooiman as a Quadrat-Print publication. This was a series of experiments each one being 10 inches square ranging over the fields of classic design, the plastic arts, literature, architecture and music, these were not for... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 139773
FLINT, William Russell. Breakfast in Périgord.
London : 1968First edition, first printing. No. 369 of 475 copies signed by Russell Flint. Limited to an edition of 475 copies of which numbers 1-25 are bound in full morocco and 26-475 in quarter morocco. With the original prospectus laid in. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 139719
PENN, Irving. Passage.
London : 1991First edition, first impression, of this comprehensive and eclectic collection of work by Irving Penn, with photos ranging from the late 1930s to the early 1990s. Loosely laid in is a postcard promoting Irving Penn's 1996 exhibition Fringes. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140074
FLINT, William Russell - GARDNER, Keith S. Sir William Russell Flint RA PWRS 1880-1969: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Unsigned Limited Edition Works of Sir William Russell Flint together with a Review of Fine Books and Other Collectable Ephemera.
Bristol : 1994First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author opposite the title page "To John Youé, with many thanks, Keith S Gardner". This copy unnumbered and in a variant binding. Limited to an edition of 1525 copies of which numbers 1-250 are bound in full blue leather, 251-500 half bound in blue leather with blue buckram boards, 501-1500 bound in dark... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 139732
WILLIAMS, Kyffin. Portraits.
Llandysul : 1996First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Williams on the front free endpaper, "For Bob & Margaret, with very best wishes, Kyffin". Together with a printed card of a grazing horse by Williams. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 139714
WILLIAMS, Kyffin. A Wider Sky.
Llandysul : 1991First edition, first printing. Signed by Williams on the front free endpaper. Together with an image of a horse and rider printed on the same paper stock as the book, initialed by Williams. An autobiography in where the author describes his life and experiences as stories in his native Anglesey and London, and visits he has made to Austria, France,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 139710
HIRST, Damien. Damien Hirst.
London : 1991Signed limited edition, number 155 of 250 signed by Damien Hirst. Interweaving Hirst's art works with a transcription of his discussion with French artist Sophie Calle, this catalogue was published to accompany one of the solo exhibition held at the ICA between 13 December 1991 and 2 February 1992. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 93036
OLIVIER, Jean. Fencing familiarized: or a New Treatise on the Art of Small Sword.
London : 1780Second edition, first published in 1771, of this fine work on the use of the short sword, most attractively illustrated with a new set of plates; the dedication is also new (dated 18 February 1780) and the dedicatee is Charles Stanhope, third earl of Harrington, army officer, who concluded his career with the colonelcy of the first Life Guards. Olivier... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 135146
LE DANTEC, Yves-Gerard. Nouveaux Sonnets Ouraniens.
Paris : 1944First edition, limited issue, number 83 of 90 copies printed on vellum, from a total edition of 100 copies, signed by the artist below the frontispiece. Andre Marchand (1907-1997) was a French painter and one of the founding members of the Salon de Mai. Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 140046
KIEFER, Anselm. Himmelspaläste.
Munich : 2010First edition, first impression. This copy signed across the opening spread in fuchsia purple crayon. Catalogue for Kiefer's installation at the brickworks at Höpfingen, Odenwald, with photography and an essay, in German and English, by Heiner Bastian. "I am interested in reconstructing symbols. It's about connecting with an older knowledge and trying... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139628
ANGELO, Domenico & Henry. The School of Fencing with a General Explanation of the Principal Attitudes and Positions peculiar to the Art.
London : 1787First reduced edition of Domenico Angelo's renowned guide to swordsmanship, which was first published as a sumptuous folio in 1763, undoubtedly one of the most important such works ever issued in English. The editing and compression were undertaken by Domenico's son Henry "under the auspices of his father", who had recently retired to Eton where he... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 139926
WILLIS, Browne. An History of the Mitred Parliamentary Abbeys, and Conventual Cathedral Churches.
London : 1718-9First editions. Educated Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford, "through his father Willis inherited Whaddon Hall, where he was to live until his death, together with the adjoining manor and advowson of Bletchley. He also owned the manor of Burlton in Burghill, Herefordshire, and his estate was augmented by the dowry of 7000 obtained through his marriage...... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139647
RUSKIN, John. The Stones of Venice.
London : 1905A handsomely bound copy. 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 effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136701
ASPREY'S. Asprey and Co. Ltd. [Mail Order Department]
London : [1930s]First edition of this superb, priced mail-order catalogue showing the entire Asprey range - jewellery, watches, luggage, household silver, crockery and glassware, furniture, "smoking requisites", and much, much more. The dating is uncertain, but is surely pre-Second World War. The only copy that we have been able to trace institutionally is at the V... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 114076
HEPPLEWHITE, Alice. The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide;
London : 1789Second edition, revised, of one of the great pattern books of the 18th century, first published in the preceding year, this printing adding an extra plate.
"In 1788 Isaac and Josiah Taylor published The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's guide... In publishing the Hepplewhite Guide the Taylors were filling a yawning gap. The plates were issued in... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 33768
WAUGH, Evelyn, & Francis Crease. Thirty-Four Decorative Designs.
First edition, sole printing. One of just 60 copies, mostly unnumbered as here despite the claim of the colophon. Waugh's preface is the only text, giving this publication strong claims for inclusion in the primary section of his bibliography. This handsome and elusive book marks the end of Waugh's pretensions to work commercially in the graphic arts.
Francis... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 112477
NAPOLEON - GOULET, Nicolas. Fetes a l'occasion du mariage de S. M. Napoleon,
Paris : 1810First edition of this elegant fete book commemorating the extraordinarily lavish wedding festivities of Napoleon and Marie-Louise of Austria, the religious ceremony taking place at the Salon Carré chapel in the Louvre on 2 April 1810. The French painter Pierre-Paul Prud'hon played a leading role in designing the pageant and worked closely with the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139510
HOBSON, John Atkinson. John Ruskin, Social Reformer.
London : 1898Second edition, following the first of 1895. John Ruskin's work and thought were a major influence on Hobson's own beliefs regarding social reform. In the present work, a highly favourable account of Ruskin's sociological ideas, Hobson argues that these beliefs are as important as Ruskin's artistic theories, and are deserving of wider appreciation. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 124616
DANTE ALIGHIERI; PHILLIPS, Tom, illus. & trans. Dante's Inferno.
London : 1985First trade edition of Phillips's Dante, this number 67 of 100 special copies containing a loose signed and numbered Phillips screenprint, additionally signed on the limitation page, and slipcased. This is the signed limited issue of the "popular edition" (jacket front flap), following the 180 copies of the original edition produced at the Talfourd... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 139494
NASH, Paul, & John Betjeman. Paul Nash.
London : 1927First edition, first impression, association copy, inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper, "John Betjeman from Paul Nash small deletion (bought)". In 1934 Nash and his wife moved to Dorset where, commissioned by John Betjeman, he began to research material for the Shell Guide to Dorset, published in 1935. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139327
BEARDSLEY, Aubrey (illus.); JONSON, Ben. Volpone: or the Fox.
London : 1898First Beardsley edition, deluxe issue copy, being number 29 of 100 copies printed on japon and specially bound in full vellum, with a further 1,000 copies on art paper also issued and bound in blue cloth. In November 1897 Beardsley was commissioned to produce the artwork for a deluxe edition of Volpone, with 24 illustrations including a frontispiece,... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 137872
BACON, Francis. Recent Paintings 1968-1974.
New York : 1975First edition, first printing, inscribed by the artist on the dedication page: "For Geoffrey, with deep admiration and affection. Francis Bacon 18/3/75". This was the catalogue for the exhibition of Bacon's recent paintings held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from 20 March to 29 July 1975; Bacon inscribed the book a couple of days before... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139137
MOSS, Kate - SORRENTI, Mario. Kate.
London : 2018Signed limited edition, number 37 of 100 copies signed by the photographer, with an original signed print. This was Sorrenti's personal ode to his former girlfriend and muse Kate Moss, including 50 previously-unpublished photographs which he took of the young model in the early nineties.
Sorrenti showed the photographs to Calvin Klein, who sent... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139172
LONDON NURSERY FRIEZE; COX, Elijah Albert. A Pageant Of London For London's Children Arranged For Cutting Out.
[London : 1926]Original nursery frieze poster produced by London Transport, depicting the history of London, starting with "The First Settlement" and finishing with "London going about its business to-day", showing Londoners going into the Underground.
The artist, Elijah Albert Cox (1876-1955), designed posters for the Underground Group from 1915 to 1926.... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 137743
PEACHEY, Emma. The Little Flower Maker.
London : 1869First edition. A rare, beautifully produced work designed by 'Mrs Peachey, a first rate artist in her department... favourably known to the public, by a former work on Modelling Wax Flowers to enable her youthful friends, who have often admired specimens of her skill, to become adepts in the charming art of paper flower making'. The techniques of paper... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 136827
CARTER, Frederick, & Arthur Machen (intro.) The Dragon of the Alchemists.
London : 1926 / 1936First edition, first impression, of Carter's book of alchemical illustrations, with the rare large format portfolio, one of 25 copies only, reproducing the illustrations on loose japon sheets with each illustration signed in pencil by the artist. The portfolio is additionally a presentation copy from the publisher John Gawsworth, inscribed on the front... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 136715
KENNA, Michael. Ratcliffe Power Station.
Arizona : 2004First impression, first printing, number 31 of 100 copies signed by the author. Michael Kenna first began photographing the Ratcliffe power station in Nottinghamshire in the early 1980s and this work collects images from that period through to the early 2000s. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 131559
LACHAPELLE, David. Lost + Found Part I; [together with:] Good News Part II.
Cologne : 2017First editions, first impressions. Signed by Lachapelle opposite the title page of Lost + Found and inscribed and signed opposite the copyright page of Good News with the phrase "Be Brave". A superb large-format Taschen publication, these works showcase the vibrant colour-saturated photography of LaChapelle. Once dubbed the Fellini of photography, LaChapelle... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 123626
BLAKE, William. Milton: A Poem.
Clairvaux : 1967First edition thus, copy S of 26 lettered copies reserved for Lessing J. Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, containing an original guide-sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages in the stencil work, as well as colour collotype proofs, from a total edition... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 115042
McCARTHY, Justin, Mrs. Campbell Praed, & Mortimer Menpes. The Grey River.
London : 1889First and only edition, limited to 230 copies, 30 of them for presentation of which this is one, inked limitation statement verso of the front free endpaper. Handsomely produced paean to the Thames, originally published at 5 guineas. Morgan describes this as Menpes' "first major publishing venture, the first of what was to become a major part of his... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 126134
KOLLWITZ, Käthe; KAEMMERER, Ludwig. Kaethe Kollwitz. Griffelkunst und Weltanschauung. Ein kunstgeschichtlicher Beitrag zur Seelen - und Gesellschaftskunde.
Dresden : 1923First and limited edition, number 4 of a total edition of 275 copies and one of only 75 copies bound in full japon vellum (the remainder were bound in half vellum). With an original woodcut self-portrait signed by the artist, and described as one of Kollwitz's most striking prints. An important early monograph on the great artist. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 103466
ROBERTS, Henry. The Dwellings of the Labouring Classes,
London : 1867First collected edition, the fourth overall, later printing (sixth thousand on title page). This is a compilation of three titles: The Dwellings of the Labouring Classes, published in 1850, The Essentials of a Healthy Dwelling, published in 1862, and The Benefits of a Healthy Dwelling, also of 1862. Roberts was best known as the influential architect... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 129175
MAY, Betty. Tiger-Woman.
London : 1929First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "To Mr. & Mrs. Percy with love from Betty May, 1929". The autobiography of the notorious night-club singer, darling of the Café Royal set, and muse to Aleister Crowley, Augustus John, and Jacob Epstein is uncommon, with ten locations on Library Hub.
Tiger-Woman "provides a very... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 107273
READ, Herbert. André Breton, Hugh Sykes Davies, Paul Éluard, Georges Hugnet. Surrealism.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. The author's scarce monograph on the Surrealist exhibition of June 1936, with essays by André Breton, Hugh Sykes Davies, Paul Éluard, Georges Hugnet. Uncommon in the dust jacket, designed by Roland Penrose, with his now classic photo-montage design of a shell and key over a typographic background. Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 91486