Search results for: 'the works'
MORRIS, William. The Collected Works.
London : 1910The best collected edition of the works of William Morris, including introductions by the author's daughter, May Morris. One of a limited edition of 1050 numbered sets and very attractively bound. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 68521
GILES, Edward Bowyer. The History of the Art of Cutting in England;
London : 1887First and only contemporary edition, uncommon in the publisher's binding. Giles (1828-1896), first historian of the English trade, was the long-time editor of the West-End Gazette, journal of Metropolitan Foreman Tailor's Society. This is "an excellent history covering works on the art of cutting. Includes various works and systems as well as journals"... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139216
MELLIAND, Marcel. The Melliand. The World's Leading Textile Journal.
New York : 1929-30First editions. Each volume has an epigram, Henry Ford being a particular favourite with Melliand, but most germane is the one that he contributes himself: "A Textile Business without Science is a Loom without Power." Established in 1929 under the present title and continuing in various guises to the present day, where it is available online as Melliand... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 46599
(GILL, Eric & Mary, & Austen Barbe Harrison.) Dedication copy of From the Jerusalem Diary [and] two copies of From the Palestine Diary; [together with] a collection of correspondence to the dedicatee.A remarkable collection, including the dedication copy of the From the Jerusalem Diary, inscribed by the editor, Mary Gill, Eric Gill's widow, "To Austen St B. Harrison, with happy memories, from M.E.G.", with the Eric Gill-designed bookplate of Austen St Barbe Harrison to the front pastedown. Harrison, a close personal friend of Gill (1882-1940), was... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 118739
PEEL, Constance Dorothy Evelyn. The Hat Shop.
London : 1914First edition, first and only impression, of this "vivid picture of one side of the world of fashion and of the cost to those who serve it" (Pall Mall Gazette), written by the acclaimed journalist and writer on household management. It is uncommon institutionally and commercially; we have seen one other copy in a cheap "popular edition" binding... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 130287
ROOD, Will. C., & Norman Hayden. Instructions for using the Dressmaker's Magic Scale,
Quincy, IL : 1882A curious and uncommon proprietary pattern-cutting guide first published circa 1879 that ran to at least twenty-five editions, this being the eleventh. The unique selling proposition to the work is the "Magic Scale" - "the square and the compass combined" - using which "a lady can cut from any fashion plate, making a perfect fit without alterations".
The... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 121396
ELLIOTT, Maud Howe (ed.) Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893.
Paris & New York : 1893First edition, in the rarer blue variant binding, unsigned though attributed to the American Arts and Crafts designer Alice Cordelia Morse (1863-1961). This is the richly illustrated official handbook for the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, in notably attractive condition.
Having lobbied hard for an official place... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 131545
GRAY, Milner. Four papers on packaging and industrial design from the Journal of the Royal Society of Arts.
London, : 1939-59Attractively bound volume comprising four articles by Gray extracted from the journal of the RSA over a twenty year period. Inscribed by the author to his wife on the front free endpaper, "To Gnade with all my love, Milner 1959". The papers are; "The History and Development of Packaging"(26 pages with illustrations, 5 May, 1939); "The Industrial Designer... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 81478
(FASHION.) History of the Textile Art.
Milan : [?1980s]First and only edition of this visually beguiling and historically informative collection. The title leaf reports that "this photographic publication, composed of pictures of original fabrics from 1903 up to 1925, taken from private files, has been created to offer a proof of art and culture in the evolution of costume". We have been unable to trace... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 140454
(LEGER, COUTAUD, GISCHIA, LABISSE, PIGNON.) PARMELIN, Helene. Cinq Peintres et le Theatre. Decors et Costumes de Leger, Coutaud, Gischia, Labisse, Pignon.
Paris : 1956First edition, one of 150 copies only, with a separate suite of four original lithographs by Coutaud, Gischia, Labisse and Pignon (Leger had passed away before the time of publication). This work provides a full study of the sceneography and costume designs of these five influential theatre artists. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 63331
GILES, Edward Bowyer; John Mogford; Frederick T. Prewett; Henry Roberts & Mark Wiseman. The West End System:
London : 1875First edition of Part I, second of Part II, the quick re-release "necessitated by the continuance of demand" (Preface). A highly successful cutting manual which ran to many editions through to the 1920s. These earliest iterations are uncommon, with WorldCat listing only BL, NLS, Oxford and Cambridge for the 1875 first edition. This is an important work... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 139170
WILSON, Maria. The Workwoman's Guide,
London & Birmingham : 1838First edition of one of the most important needlework manuals of the nineteenth century. Early editions are uncommon, with just four copies of the first on Copac, together with four of the second edition of 1840; only two copies traced at auction. An excellent copy of this elusive and highly desirable guidebook, offered here in publisher's attractive... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 108261
HOBSON, Robert Lockhart. The Later Ceramic Wares of China.
London : 1925First edition, deluxe issue, number 135 of 250 copies signed by the author on the limitation page, and containing a suite of five extra plates not found in the trade issue ("ordinary edition"). Hobson (1872-1941) was keeper of ceramics and ethnographer at the British Museum from 1921, and keeper of oriental antiquities from 1934 to 1938. This work was... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 121474
(CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY.) The Chromolithograph. A journal of Art, Decoration and the Accomplishments.
London : 1867-9First edition. Uncommon, COPAC locates sets at Oxford, Cambridge, the Universities of London and Nottingham, and the V & A; OCLC adds the Getty, the Huntington, Yale and McGill. No complete set at auction in the last 40 years, this run, in common with that V & A, lacks the last issue for 27 March 1869. A short-lived periodical, in an already short run... Learn More£1,275.00
Stock Code: 67422
GUTHRIE, John. Ten Designs for the Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Flansham : 1925First edition, first impression, number 45 of 50 copies only, signed by John Guthrie on the limitation page. Five of the plates show Guthrie's designs for the stage decor, and the five others illustrate six characters for a theatre production of Shakespeare's play Two Gentlemen of Verona (1623). Guthrie explains that "in terms of the stage... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 140871
(SILK WEAVING) SIMMONDS, S. Théorie du Tissage [Theory of Weaving]
?Lyon : c.1900Exceptional French course workbook in superb, fresh condition, concentrating entirely on silk production and weaving and containing a spectacular array of fabric samples from simple taffetas and serges to pekins, fantasies, and royales, in a range of superb colours and patterns. Most likely generated at the École de Tissage in Lyons, the French silk... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 139189
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 batches... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 33768
MORRIS, William. [Four Chiswick Press books,
London : 1898, 1898, 1899, and 1900First editions, first impressions, an attractive gathering in excellent condition, of these four Chiswick Press fine press publications of William Morris's lectures. Some Hints on Pattern Designing was one of two Morris works included in Printing and the Mind of Man. In the catalogue it is noted that Walter Crane wrote of Morris's far-reaching aesthetic... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 141521
REPTON, Humphry. Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening.
London : First edition of Repton's first book and the work in which he laid out "his claim to the position of a national authority" on landscape gardening (Rogger, p. 12). Handsomely printed by the finest London printer of the age, William Bulmer, the delightful aquatints employ clever overslips to show the transformation of the landscape under Repton's guiding... Learn More£19,500.00
Stock Code: 138558
JEWITT, Llewellynn. The Ceramic Art of Great Britain from Pre-Historic Times down to the Present Day.
London : 1878First edition of Jewitt's comprehensive survey, his best-known work "based on twenty years' research and fieldwork. Jewitt formed a collection of ceramics, part of which was sold in London in 1871" (ODNB). Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 140660
HAMILTON, Sir William. Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities
Naples : 1766-7 [actually 1767-76]First edition of this magnificent and notably rare work, of which only 100 complete sets were produced, a publication which had an enormous influence on contemporary taste.
Sir William Hamilton (1731-1803), diplomatist and art collector, was appointed British envoy-extraordinary to the Spanish court at Naples in 1764, during that city's Golden... Learn More£160,000.00
Stock Code: 124586
BELL, Vanessa. Design for a plate.
[c.1919?]The pattern shows strong stylistic similarity to plates designed by Vanessa Bell for the Omega Workshops, founded by members of the Bloomsbury Group and established in July 1913. Omega closed in 1919, after a clearance sale, and was officially liquidated on 24 July 1920. The same aesthetic imbued Charleston, East Sussex, the country home of Vanessa... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 116051
BRIDGLAND, Albert Stanford & F.W. Alcock. Window Dressing for Tailors Outfitters etc.
London : 1932First and only edition, in notably bright condition, of this unusual and highly attractive period guide to commercial display for gentlemen's outfitters. This work is uncommon with just two copies on Library Hub at the British Library and the University of Southampton, and WorldCat adding two more copies at the National Library of New Zealand and the... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 140920
SUGDEN, Alan Victor & John Ludlam Edmondson. A History of English Wallpaper, 1509-1914.
London : 1925First edition, first impression, trade issue. Described by Entwisle as "an indispensable source book" this work provides a comprehensive and richly illustrated account of the developments within English wallpaper fashions. It also includes a useful history of the foremost wallpaper mills in the country. An attractive copy of this fascinating work. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 121204
DU ROSELLE, Bruno. La Mode.
Paris : 1980First edition of this well-illustrated survey of twentieth-century fashion, here in a somewhat bizarre, if fitting, binding, featuring a lock of hair pinned by a "tortoiseshell" peigne in the style of one featured in the work.
La Mode is a key work by the then honorary president of the Union française des Arts du Costume, Bruno du... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 127560
MORRIS, William. Some Hints on Pattern-Designing.
London : 1899First edition, this copy in an attractive "Glasgow Style" art nouveau binding likely by Mary E. Sim, the rear turn-in stamped "M.S. 1905". The "Glasgow Style" was influenced by the arts and crafts movement, including many of the tenets set out by Morris in this work. Sim worked in Glasgow, her designs published in both The Studio and The... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 139750
(MARTIN, David Stone.) DAVER, Manek. Jazz Graphics.
Tokyo : 1991First and only edition. Beautifully produced in limited numbers, this is the closest thing to a catalogue raisonné of the work of this prolific and highly influential artist-illustrator, Norman Granz's designer of choice for JATP, and for the Clef, Norgran and Verve labels. Learn More£395.00
Stock Code: 109129
(JUDD, Donald.) 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
HARTNELL, Norman. Silver and Gold.
London : 1955First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Princess Mary, "To Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal. With respect, gratitude and humble best wishes at Christmastime. Norman Hartnell, Christmas 1955." In this work, this copy of which is in an attractive presentation binding, Hartnell provides... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 130515
GEDDES, Norman Bel. Magic Motorways.
New York : 1940First edition, first printing, of this early and influential work on road design. Magic Motorways is scarcely found retaining the dust jacket in such attractive condition.
"At first some of the book's features may strike the reader as a fantastic dream, but Mr. Geddes proves their practicability. Grandma wrapped her linen duster around her neck... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 110006
TIFFANY. [Front cover:] Memorials in Glass and Stone.
New York : 1913First edition of this attractively demure Tiffany brochure "published as an advertising medium of our ecclesiastical department; to convey in text and illustrations some idea of the scope of its work in indoor and outdoor memorials of both glass and stone" (prefatory note). Included here are details of windows, mosaics, monuments, granite and favrile... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 126531
(FABERGÉ.) BAINBRIDGE, Henry Charles. Peter Carl Faberge.
London : 1949First edition, deluxe issue, one of 350 copies, 250 of which were released in the UK; a further 1,750 cloth-bound copies were also issued. A richly illustrated account of Fabergé's life and work, written by the manager of the jewellery firm's London shop. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140394
MCQUEEN, Alexander. Visionaire 58 - Spirit.
New York : 2010First edition, limited issue. Number 434 of 1,500 copies. A selection of the most iconic images of McQueen's work, from Lamsweerde and Matadin, Mert and Marcus, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, and Nick Knight. Published to commemorate McQueen's life and career, the issue can be planted to transform into a garden of wildflowers, destroying the book in the... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 103094
JACQUEMART, Albert & Edmond le Blant. Histoire, Industriele et Commerciale de a Porcelaine.
Paris : 1862First edition. Attractive copy of this important work in the history of the connoisseurship of porcelain. Jacquemart was the leading French collector of oriental ceramics of his time, and here developed a descriptive typology, including that of "families" - famille rose, famille verte and so forth - for Chinese ceramics. The majority of the text and... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 76215
MORRIS, William. An Address.
London : 1898First editions, first impressions, of these Chiswick Press fine publications of William Morris's lectures printed in the Golden type he designed for the Kelmscott Press; in an attractive arts and crafts style binding by the amateur binder, bibliophile, and author, Fletcher W. Battershall (1866-1929), and with his bookplate on the front pastedown.
Fully... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 142015
NAPIER, James. A Manual of Dyeing Receipts for General Use.
London & Glasgow : 1855First edition. Highly interesting practical work with 56 small fabric samples mounted in the text, which immediately predates the massive expansion of the German synthetic dye industry. This is an excellent copy of this attractive book, which is moderately uncommon institutionally, with just a dozen copies on WorldCat, and rarely encountered on the... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 139284
POINTER, John. An Account of a Roman Pavement, Lately found at Stunsfield in Oxford-shire, Prov'd to be 1400 Years Old.
Oxford : 1713First edition of this treatise on the recently discovered Roman pavement in Stonesfield (using the archaic name Stunsfield) in Oxfordshire, by the antiquary John Pointer (1668-1754). A tenant farmer, George Handes, found the pavement in 1712, which attracted the interest of various antiquaries in nearby Oxford. However, Handes quarrelled with the landowner,... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 137682
(TARTAN.) WHYTE, John. Clan Tartans [Spine title] - Coats of Arms, Crests, Clan Tartans &c. Designed for Embroidery by …
Edinburgh : c.1845No other copy recorded institutionally, fascinating, and enterprising exercise in "pattern drawing", making available the 75 designs published in John Sobieski Stuart's Vesitiarium Scoticum of 1842 in a format enabling their manufacture. This is an important early record of the adoption of the Sobieski Stuart patterns, and an extremely appealing and... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135594
(FASHION.) Parfums Lucien Lelong.
Paris : 1949First edition of this notably rare spectacular promotional brochure for Lelong's fragrances, with no other copies traced. Largely forgotten today, apart from amongst the couture cognoscenti, Lelong (18891958) was enormously influential.
After the First World War Lelong took charge of his parents' small fashion house, which was noted for its espousal... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 95082
(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
(FASHION; DACHÉ, Lilly.) La Dépêche.
Paris : 1949-50A largely unbroken, notably scarce, run of 40 issues of La Dépêche (September 1949 until October 1950) together with three issues of La Note de Paris (August and October 1950). This run has a key fashion association, the subscriber being renowned milliner, fashion designer, and female entrepreneur Lilly Daché (?1892-1989) during her "heyday in the... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 126533
(FASHION.) Chicago Woolen Mills Co. Saleman's Fabric Sample Case.
Chicago : 1929A remarkable fabric sample case for the Chicago Woolen Mills Company featuring over 120 swatches, each with a paper label with detailed descriptions of composition and pattern, and an accompanying catalogue entitled "What Well Dressed Men Will Wear: Autumn/Winter 1929-1930".
In 1922 W. P. Rogovsky, a tailor, was running the company under the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 83107
(GILL, Eric.) GREEN, Arthur Romney. Woodwork in Principle and Practice.
Ditchling, Sussex : 1918First edition, first impression, one of 240 copies. Though entitled volume I, no further volumes were published. Green (1872-1945) exhibited in the Summer Exhibition of 1928 with woodcarvings and was known as a designer of furniture in the Arts and Crafts tradition. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 111564