" GRAND DESIGNS ABROAD." Building your dream.
London. Collins, 2004 Published to accompany the Channel Four TV program "Grand Designs" 223 pages. Many colour photographs with some architectural drawings & plans. Near fine d./w., priced £20. 10" x 7.75". ISBN 0007728824. (Book ref. 6429) £8.00
" THE INVENTIONS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI."
London. Book Club Associates, 1978. First published by Phaidon Press. Leonardo filled his notebooks with all manner of amazing inventions for new machines and weapons, besides his art and architectural drawings. He drew in detail things unheard of, armoured tanks, flying machines, parachutes, helicopters, submarines, moveable cranes & gear boxes etc., although many weren't made until 450 years later. 110 pages including bibliography, chronology, sources of illustrations and a list of inventions. 102 Illustrations. 11.25" x 8.75". Near fine in near fine d./w. (Book ref. 1931) £7.00
" THE NORTH DEVON COAST." A Guide To Its Scenery & Architecture, History & Antiques.
London. Werner Laurie, 1953 Ex library, but the only sign is a small neat library stamp on the title page, and another on the last page. 172 pages including index. 17 b./w. photographs. Endpages illustrated with map of North Devon from Lynmouth to Welcombe. Near fine apart from library stamps. Near fine d./w., not price clipped (18/-) but bottom edge is folded under to fit inside library sleeve. (Book ref. 6370) £7.00
" THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE."
London. Thames & Hudson,1986. Softback. "World of Art" series. New, revised edition. 252 pages including index. Illustrated with 202 b./w. photographs, prints, drawings & plans. Cover & contents near fine except previous owner's address label on inside front cover. Price label £4.95 on back. ISBN 0500200947. (Book ref. 6174) £5.00
" THE AEROFILMS BOOK OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS."
London. Aerofilms Limited, 1965 Reprint. Revised, Enlarged and Retitled. First published 1954. Stiff card cover, with dust jacket. 318 pages. Many b./w. photographs, some pages have 2 photographs on them. Contents near fine, no inscription but "No Return" is stamped twice on f.e.p. Cover slightly worn on ends of spine, and corners. D./w. worn on ends of spine & corners, and back bottom corner is torn (Book ref. 6131) £9.00
" EARLY VICTORIAN ENGLAND, 1830-1865." Volume II.
London. Oxford University Press, 1934. Volume 2 only of 2 vol. set. 9 chapters by various authors, 1)The Press. 2) Art. 3) Architecture.4) Music.5) Drama.6) Holidays & Travel. 7) Charity. 8) Expansion & Emigration.9) Portrait of an Age. 558 pages including index for volume I & volume II. About 68 b./w. illustrations. Near fine, no inscription or marks, but the 2 illustrations between pages 280 & 281 have been slightly roughly opened, so edges of both pages are a bit jagged, not affecting the illustrations. D./w. near fine, not price clipped, 42/- for the set of 2 volumes.( £2.10)) (Book ref. 5559) £12.00
" The Cathedrals of England. "
London Thames & Hudson, 1974. Softback. Reprint. From "World of Art Library, Architecture " series. 288 pages, including notes, ground-plans, glossary, index. 4 colour and 199 b./w. photographs by Martin Hurlimann. 26 plans & a map. Slight foxing on end papers, inscription, corners bumped o./w. very good. ISBN 0500 200629 (Book ref. 770) £4.00
" THE PROCESS OF ARCHITECTURAL TRADITION."
London. Macmillan, 1942. Written by a teacher at the Liverpool School of Architecture. Contents very good except previous owner's name on f.e.p. No d./w. Spine slightly faded, corners bumped, o./w. cover very good. 116 pages. 7 b./w. illustrations. (Book ref. 5277) £6.00
" EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ARCHITECTURE."
London. Penguin Books, 1965. Ex Reference Library. so condition of contents is very good, but bottom edge slightly shelf rubbed. One of the "Pelican History of Art " series, edited by Nikolaus Pevsner. 390 pages of text, including notes, glossary, bibliography & index. Colour frontispiece, 192 plates of b./w. photographs, 110 figures & 3 maps. Very heavy. Near fine d./w. inside library sleeve, priced £5. 5s. 10.5" x 7.25" . (Book ref. 5268) £14.00
" English Parish Churches as Works of Art. "
London. B.T. Batsford, 1986. Ex Library, usual library stamps & marks left on the cover in 2 places by sellotape, attaching a protective sleeve to d./w., o./w. the cover is very good, & the d./w. is near fine. 256 pages including appendices, notes, glossary & index. 124 b. & w. photographs & 2 b. & w. illustrations. 2nd revised edition. Wonderful detail ...... bench ends, roofs & ceilings, fonts, screens, screens, misericords, organs etc. ISBN 0 7134 5026 6. (Book ref. 1034) £4.00
" ARCHITECTURE. CLASSIC And EARLY CHRISTIAN."
London. S. P. C. K., 1915. Reprint, new and revised edition. 277 pages. 195 engravings. 7.5" x 5.25". Contents near fine, no inscription. Cover would be near fine ... except spine is missing ! But it is still firm and pages aren't loose. (Book ref. 5194) £6.00
"LE CORBUSIER. Architecture Painting Sculpture Tapestries."
London. Walker Art Gallery, 1958. Card cover. Catalogue for Corbusier exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 10 Dec. 1958 - 17 Jan.1959. Introduction by Jane B. Drew. 88 pages plus 31 pages of advertisments. Nearly 9" x just over 6". Near fine, no inscription or marks, but plain white back cover is slightly grubby. (Book ref. 5122) £12.00
" THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF ARCHITECTURE."
London. Frederick Warne, 1954. New Edition. Observer number 13. 223 pages. Over 250 illustrations, including 12 full page. Near fine. no inscription. Near fine d./w., not worn or torn, & not price clipped. 5.75" x 3.75" (Book ref. 5051) £7.00
" COMMUNITY AND PRIVACY. Toward a New Architecture of Humanism."
London. Penguin Books, 1966. A Pelican Original paperback, number A489. First published 1963 in USA by Doubleday. 255 pages. Illustrated with charts, architectural plans and cartoons. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Cover near fine. (Book ref. 5027) £8.00
" BAROQUE & ROCOCO ARCHITECTURE."
London. Prentice Hall International, 1961. Ex library. One of Prentice Hall's "Great Ages of World Architecture " series. 127 pages. That is 48 pages of text follpwed by 100 b./w. photographs. Apart frpm library stamps & label, contents in very good condition. Board cover, slightly marked near bottom edge where tape removed, o./w. very good. 10" x 7.25" (Book ref. 4928) £4.00
"TIMPSON'S TOWNS OF ENGLAND & WALES, ODDITIES & CURIOSITIES."
Norwich. Jarrold, 1989. 256 pages. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs, b./w. line drawings, & reference maps. Near fine, no inscription or marks. D./w. slightly bumped on edges, a bit worn on corners, o./w. very good. Priced £15.95 on flap. ISBN 07117-4108. (Book ref. 4915) £7.00
" CHATSWORTH A SHORT HISTORY. With a Tour of the House and Gardens."
London. Country Life Ltd., 1951. First edition. 127 pages including index. 40 b./w. photographs on 17 pages, and 2 double-page plans. Near fine, no inscription. D./w. slightly foxed, small tear front bottom edge, slightly worn on top & bottom of spine and on corners. Damp stain on back top corner doesn't seem to have affected book cover or book underneath. (Book ref. 4818) £8.00
" THE MEDIEVAL WORLD. "
London. Paul Hamlyn, 1967 2nd impression. " Architecture, sculpture, painting, manuscripts, metalwork, glass..." One of the series " Landmarks of the World's Art." 176 pages including glossary, further reading, & index. 102 colour and 106 b./w. illustrations. Front endpaper illustrated with map of Barbarian Europe, and back endpaper is a map of Romanesque Europe in 1097. Contents near fine, but previous owner's bookplate opposite half-title, and name written in top corner. D./w. has 5 pieces missing from edges, o./w. very good. 11½" x 8½". (Book ref. 4795) £7.00
" GUIDE TO ARTISTIC ITALY."
Milan, Italy. Electa, 1989. 4th edition. Translated from the Italian by Daphne Newton. 434 pages, including index. Encyclopedia of art in Italy, with hundreds of pictures of paintings, statues and architecture, in colour and b./w. Very well produced, packed with information on Italian art. 9.75" x 6.5". Near fine in near fine d./w. (Book ref. 1838) £12.00
" THE BUILDING OF CHURCHES."
London. Burns & Oates, 1964. Volume 10 of the 12 vol. series " The New Library of Catholic Knowledge." ( The only volume I have.) There are 95 pages, but the page numbers continue from vol. 9, so are numbered from page 913 -1008. 4 full page photographs in colour, approximately 60 in black & white, plus numerous architectural drawings and plans in the text. Near fine in near fine d./w. 10" x 7½". (Book ref. 1844) £7.00