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GOTHEIN, Marie Louise. A History of Garden Art.
London : 1928First edition in English, originally published in German in 1913. With a superb provenance: from the library of the artist Walter Beck (1864-1954), with his delightful "Singing Trees" bookplates (designed by him and wood-engraved by T. Cole) and captioned "Innisfree" after his celebrated gardens at Millbrook, New York; both volumes - but particularly... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 114828
RUSKIN, John. The Seven Lamps of Architecture.
London : 1849First edition of the first of Ruskin's works to carry his name and the first to be illustrated. This copy is extra-illustrated with a later portrait of Ruskin as frontispiece.
His purpose was to "both secularize and make protestant the movement of the Gothic revival, drawing it away from the Roman Catholic influence of August Wegin Pugin" (ODNB).... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 142792
COOK, John, & John Maule. An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, M,DCC,LXXXIX.
London : 1789First 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 placed at the Hospital school... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 85988
HOENICH, P. K. Robot Art. Research No. AR10 of the Faculty of Architecture.
Haifa : 1962First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Paul Konrad Hoenich "To Alto Meyer - with friendship - P. K. Hoenich, Haifa, 31. I. 63." One of the earliest publications on computer art. Prof. Emeritus Paul Konrad Hoenich (1907-1997), nicknamed PeKA, was born in Austria-Hungary and died in Haifa. PeKA studied at the Academies of Vienna, Florence and Paris.... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 46774
GREECE - CORFU. The Restoration of the Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George at Corfu.
Athens : 1959First and sole edition, rare: printed privately for the Trustees, who are listed and number just nine; an online search of institutional libraries locates one copy only, at Princeton.
This is an attractively produced guide to the restoration work at the neoclassical Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George, built between 1819 and 1824, to a... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 144019
POLUPANOV, Stefan Nikolaevich. Arkhitekturnie pamiatniki Samarkanda [i.e. The Architectural Monuments of Samarkand]
Moscow : 1948First edition. "Official" study of the ancient mosques of Samarkand, suggestive of then current developments in Soviet architectural doctrine. The author Stefan Polupanov (1904-1957) was a leading Tashkent-based architect; "A graduate of the Kharkov Artistic-Construction Institute, Polupanov enjoyed a long career in Tashkent city planning " (Stronski,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133933
PAINE, James. Plans, Elevations, Sections, and other Ornaments of the Mansion-House, Belonging to the Corporation of Doncaster.
London : 1751First edition of the architect's first major work, featuring designs for Doncaster Mansion House, modelled after Inigo Jones's unexecuted design for a royal palace at Whitehall for James I, and now one of only three such Mansion Houses in England. From the library of the architect's father-in-law Richard Beaumont, with his ownership inscriptions to... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 129991
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
LEWIS, Wyndham. The Caliph's Design.
London : 1919First 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 of the art scene of the... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 106471
STAGNO, Bruno - Alexander Tzonis; Liane Lefaivre; Ken Yeang. Bruno Stagno: An Architect in the Tropics.
Ampang, Malaysia : 1999First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the subject, inscribed on the half-title "To Rod, with great pleasure, Bruno Stagno, Beijing 99". Excellent monograph on the work of the prize-winning Costa Rican architect and pioneer of tropical architecture.
Stock Code: 141484
CHAGALL, Marc. The Jerusalem Windows.
New York : 1962First edition in English, with two original lithographs prepared by Chagall for this edition, and with numerous beautiful chromolithographic reproductions of the artist's work. It was issued the same year as the first edition in French, entitled Vitraux pour Jerusalem, and features various stages of Chagall's 12 stained glass window designs for the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142362
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
WILLIAMS, Robert. Jerusalem: The City of Many Sieges.
Alexandria : 1918First edition. Scarce with Library Hub showing only two copies, at the National Library of Wales and UCL, WorldCat adds only one at the University of Pisa. The last book published by Williams, an architect who had written several books on slums and working class housing in Britain. He was working as as a consultant for the Egyptian Government when he... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 127768
DUSSAUSOY, Maille. Le citoyen désinteressé, ou diverses idées patriotiques,
Paris : 1767-8First edition of Dussausoy's programme of public works, the main purpose of which was to provide labour for the idle masses and to inspire patriotism by installing honorary monuments of monarchs and men of military and political renown across Paris, with chapters on the causes of depopulation and the degeneration of the French nation (and how to remedy... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 122620
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
MAILER, Norman. Gargoyle, Guignol, False Closet.
Dublin : 1964First 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 1992." Yellin published two of... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 109702
HURET, Gregoire. Optique de portraiture et peinture, en deux parties,
Paris : 1670First 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 King and Louis XV. "The draughtsman... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 96431
DEHIO, Georg Gottfried Julius. Untersuchungen über des gleichseitige Dreieck als Norm gotischer Bauproportionen.
Stuttgart : 1894First 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 of Gothic architecture. Uncommon,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 110081
DEARN, Thomas Downes Wilmot. Designs for Lodges and Entrances to Parks, Paddocks, and Pleasure-Grounds,
London : 1823The architect Thomas Dearn (1777-1853) practised at Cranbrook in Kent, one of his only known completed designs being a lodge (illustrated as plate 9) at nearby Angley for Sir Walter James, the dedicatee of Designs for Lodges. A reprint of the 1811 edition, this work includes fine aquatint views, with ground plans, for lodges in a variety of picturesque... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 49315
BETJEMAN, John. Ghastly Good Taste
London : 1970First edition thus, signed limited issue, number 28 of 200 specially bound copies signed by the author. Ghastly Good Taste was published first in 1933, and was Betjeman's first prose work, defending Victorian and Edwardian architecture against both antiquarianism and Modernism.
By the 1970s, Betjeman is "appalled by the sententiousness, arrogance... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 141393
PUGIN, Augustus Welby Northmore. Autograph letter, with original captioned ink sketch, to Henry Ridgard Bagshawe.
Ramsgate, Kent : 1841A 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 chapel in London and restored... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 46369
PAOLOZZI, Eduardo. Underground Design, Folio X.
London : 1986First 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. The plates show a variety of... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 118809
[SMITH, Frances Rand.] Mission Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz : [c.1918]Two photographs, numbered four and five of seven, of architect Henry A. Minton's model of the Mission Santa Cruz. The photographer, 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 work triggered the 1918 renovation... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 116954
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
BETJEMAN, John. Ghastly Good Taste.
London : 1933First 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 a member. "The force of Goldfinger's... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 123746
TAUT, Bruno (ed.) Frühlicht.
Magdeburg : 1921-22First separate editions, first printings, of these four numbers (all published issues) of the Utopian Weimar architecture and civil planning magazine, Frühlicht, the mouthpiece for a group of Utopian architects and artists, headed by the Taut brothers Bruno and Max, and including Hans Scharoun, Max Bruckmann, and Carl Krayl among others.
The... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 146678
ANTONIADI, E. M. [Title in Greek:] Ekphrasis tes Hagias Sophias.
Athens : 1907-09First and only edition of this scarce and important monograph, from the library of the traveler, aesthete, and writer on art Robert Byron (1905-1941), inscribed by him on a blank before the half-title in volume I, "Robert Byron, sent by A. E. Benaki" and with Byron's signature in the same location in the other volumes.
A fine provenance: Antonis... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 143223
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
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
JEDDAH. Documentation of Nasif [sic] House.
Jeddah & Riyadh : 1980-1A superb, apparently unique visual record of Jeddah's landmark Bayt Nasseef before its early 1980s restoration. In 1975 the Saudi government purchased the house, designating it a historic landmark, and initially employing it as a library. After restoration it has become a cultural centre, used for exhibitions and events. We can trace no other copy of... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 144736
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