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
WRIGHT, Joseph, of Derby. A collection of ten quarto publications from the library of the painter,
Bath, Chichester, Derby, London : 1772-94Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797) is widely acclaimed as the first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution. His large candlelight painting An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, first exhibited in 1768, is today the best-known of all his works. Wright's commissions during the early 1760s were mostly for small portraits... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 128831
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
Sir John Burnet, Tait and Lorne. The Information Book.
London : 1933First edition of this extraordinary compilation of data, "the best work of reference for 1930s and 40s era buildings in the UK" (Mark Chalmers, Urban Realm, retrieved 14/11/2020), originally assembled for in-house use for Burnet, Tait and Lorne the leading British architectural practice of the era. Here retaining the fragile original Rhodoid - "a non-inflammable... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 144833
BAKST, Leon - LEVINSON, André. Bakst. The Story of the Artist's Life.
London : 1923First UK edition, number 157 of 300 copies, of this handsome and important record of Bakst's work, including images of not only his most celebrated costumes, but also sketches and theatre settings. From the library of a celebrated Texas balletomane: with the crested bookplate of Thomas Lawton Osborn (1927-2010), trustee of Houston Ballet, former professional... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 144128
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 of flexible... 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
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
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
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 Library Hub, 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
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
PARMELIN, Hélène. Cinq Peintres et le Théâtre.
Paris : 1956First edition, one of 150 copies only with a separate suite of four original lithographs by Lucien Coutaud, Léon Gischia, Félix Labisse, and Édouard Pignon(Fernand Léger had passed away the year before). This work provides a full study of the scenography and costume designs of these five influential theatre artists. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 63331
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
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
CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY. The Chromolithograph. A journal of Art, Decoration and the Accomplishments.
London : 1867-9First edition. Uncommon, Library Hub locates sets at Oxford, Cambridge, the Universities of London and Nottingham, and the V & A; WorldCat 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... Learn More£1,275.00
Stock Code: 67422
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... 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
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
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 Jazz at the Philharmonic, and for the Clef, Norgran, and Verve labels. Learn More£395.00
Stock Code: 109129
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
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 Library Hub, and rarely encountered on the... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 139284
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
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
BOBRINSKOI, Aleksiei Aleksieevich, count. Ornament gornykh tadzhikov Darvaza (Nagornaia Bukhara)
Moscow : 1900First and only edition of this excellent visual record of the traditional designs of the Darvaz Pamiris, an ethnic Tajik group settled in that region on the Panj river, a tributary of the Amu Darya or Oxus in the south eastern part of Bukhara, now part of the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Superb quality "phototype" plates of textiles, the... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 144207
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
TARTAN - WHYTE, John. Clan Tartans [spine title] - Coats of Arms, Crests, Clan Tartans &c. Designed for Embroidery …
Edinburgh : [c.1845]No other copy recorded institutionally of this 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... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135594
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
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
PROUVÉ, Jean - PRODHON, Francoise-Claire. Jean Prouvé.
Paris & New York : 2007First edition, first printing, of this bibliography for the French self-taught architect, metal worker, and industrial, structural, and furniture designer, Jean Prouvé (1901-1984). Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 143091
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
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
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 (illus.); 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