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Sudjic, Deyan ( Chief Contributing Editor.): HOUSE STYLE BOOK.
London. Guild Publishing / Mitchell Beazley, 1985. 360 pages including index. (Book ref. 6545) £6.00
Chapelle, Howard I.: " YACHT DESIGNING And PLANNING." Revised & Enlarged Edition.
London. George Allen & Unwin, 1972. " For Yachtsmen, Students & Amateurs." First published in the U.S.A., this is the first G.B. edition. 373 pages including index, with many figures & drawings.Near fine cover, contents near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w., priced 6.95. 9.5" x 6.25". ISBN 0046230114. (Book ref. 6459) £18.00
McCloud, Kevin and Telfer, Kevin: " 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
Phillips, Barty.: " GARDEN DESIGN." A Reference Guide.
Bath. Parragon, 2001. Reprint, first published 2000. " The essential reference guide for all aspects of gardening." Special photography by Andrew Newton-Cox. 256 pages including glossary & index. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. but small tear bottom of spine. ISBN 0752558560. (Book ref. 6275) £8.00
Rockwell, F.F. and Grayson, Esther C.: " THE COMPLETE BOOK OF FLOWER ARRANGEMENT."
New York. American Garden Guild, Inc.,1954. 308 pages including index. 89 colour photographs, and over 100 black & white photographs and illustrations. Near fine except for inscription, dated 1959. Beige linen cover slightly marked along edges, probably from black edge of protective sleeve rubbing. 7" x 5.5" (Book ref. 6121) £4.00
Banbury, Gisela and Dewar, Angela.: " HOW TO DESIGN & MAKE CHURCH KNEELERS."
Tunbridge, Kent. Search Press/ Burns & Oates,1989 Reprint. Soft back. 32 pages. 14 colour photographs showing about 25 designs. Instructions, patterns and diagrams. Corners slightly bumped, o./w. very good. 8" x 8". ISBN 0855325941 (Book ref. 6045) £4.00
Conran, Terence: " THE ULTIMATE HOUSE BOOK."
London. Ted Smart / Octopus, 2003 272 pages. Hundreds of colour photographs. Near fine, no inscription or marks but back top edge slightly bumped. D./w. near fine but back top edge is worn & rubbed, and edges slightly bumped. Priced on flap 30. (Book ref. 5978) £7.00
N./A.: " FURNITURE SOCIETY. The Journal of the Furniture History Society. Vol. XI."
London. Furniture History Society, 1975. Card covers. Articles on furniture design & pattern, including one on the V.& A.'s Collection of Metal-Work Pattern Books. 136 pages, followed by about 96 pages of 184 b./w. illustrations. 10.75" x 7.25". Priced 4 on inside of back cover. Near fine in near fine card cover. (Book ref. 5797) £18.00
Newton Abbot. David & Charles, 1982. Ex reference library. 231 pages including index. Illustrated with colour and b./w. photographs, and line drawings. Near fine, apart from library bookplate & stamps. Near fine d./w. priced 10.95. ISBN 0715382713. (Book ref. 5794) £7.00
London. William Morris Society & Society pf Designer Craftsman, 1996. "An Exhibition jointly organized by the William Morris Society and the Society of Designer Craftsmen." Stiff card covers. 14 pages.Colour and b./w. photographs. Included are 2 bookmarks from the Morris Centenary Exhibition 1996, and William Morris & the Crafts Today. Near fine. (Book ref. 5689) £8.00
Brookes, John.: "THE GARDEN BOOK."
London, Book Club (Dorling Kindersley) 1984. "The Complete Guide to Creating your Ideal Garden." 286 pages including index. Beautifully illustrated throughout, mainly in colour. Near fine in near fine d/w. 8" x 12" (Book ref. 117) £10.00
Sorby-Howlett, Lorraine and Jones, Marian.: " BIRTHDAY DESIGNS. Cake Decorating. "
Brookvale, N.S.W. Child & Associates, 1987. A collection of birthday cakes, with 56 design ideas for many occasions, photographed in colour, with basic instructions. 63 pages. Near fine, no inscription or marks, in near fine laminated cover. ISBN 0867773073. (Book ref. 5684) £4.00
London. Dorling Kindersley, 1990. A large, heavy book. 351 pages, with colour photographs on most pages. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w., its priced 25.00. ISBN 0863184227. (Book ref. 5606) £8.00
Gloag, John: " THE ENGLISHMAN'S CHAIR. Origins, Design, and Social History of Seat Furniture in England."
London. George Allen & Unwin, 1964 Ex Reference library. Apart from "Withdrawn" printed on front endpaper, barcode label & tiny piece remaining of old label, this is near fine. Contents very clean, no inscription or marks, in very nice dark blue cover which has no lettering. The cover is almost immaculate so this copy may have been rebound. D./w. slightly worn on top of spine & edges, the bottom edge was folded under to fit inside library sleeve. Priced 63s. (3.15) 485 pages including index. Colour frontispiece, 64 plates, many engravings & drawings in the text. 12 chapters. 1)Posture & Design. 2) Origins Ancient World...3400 B.C. - A.D.1300. 3) Native English 1300-1550.4) Taste of new rich 1550-1630. 5) Puritan. 6) Restoration 1660-1690 7) 1690-1730. 8) The great chair makers 1730 -1810. 9) Survival native English style 1660-1900. 10) Short History Rocking Chair 1750-1900. 11) Design for comfort 1830-1900. 12) Craft Revivalists & Industrial Designers. 9" x 5.75" Informative, interesting book. Heavy. (Book ref. 5338) £12.00
Crosby, Theo. (Editor & Designer): "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
Penoyre, John and Ryan, Michael.: " 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
Rogers, Gay Ann.: " NEEDLEPOINT DESIGNS FROM ASIA. 30 Exotic Designs."
London. Robert Hale, 1984. " ... 30 Exotic Designs from Persia, India, Korea, China, and Japan." 224 pages. llustrated with colours photographs. and drawings, diagrams & charts in b./w. 10.5" x 8". Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. ISBN 0709015542. (Book ref. 4943) £8.00
McMorris, Penny.: " QUILTING. An Introduction to American Patchwork Design."
London. B.B.C.,1984. Soft back, card cover. Published in conjunction with the BBC TV show "Quilting" shown in 1984. First published 1981 in Ohio, this is a revised reprint. 72 pages. Illustrated with diagrams & drawings. 11.75" x 8.25" Priced on back cover 3.25. Near fine, no inscription. ISBN 0563210397 (Book ref. 4937) £5.00
Macmillan, Neil.: " AN A-Z OF TYPE DESIGNERS."
London. Lawrence King Publishing, c.2003 Softback. " ...features outstanding type designers from around the world, from Gutenberg to the present day. ... & over 260 biographical profiles." (No date, but noted one book mentioned was dated 2002.) 200 pages including list of further reading, & index. 358 illustrations, 234 of them in colour.Priced on back cover 25. (Book ref. 4690) £14.00
Taylor, D.W.: "THE SPEED AND POWER OF SHIPS. A Manual of Marine Propulsion. Vol. 2.Tables & Plates."
New York. John Wiley, 1910. Please note, vol. 2 only. ( Vol. 1 is the text.) "First Edition. First Thousand." printed on title page. 15 tables. 277 figures. Pages not numbered. Landscape format 9" x 12". Front free endpaper has been creased at some time or folded back. No inscription or obvious marks. Contents clean. Slightly rubbed on corners, and either slightly soiled or shelf rubbed along edges, o./w. very good condition or better. (Book ref. 4482) £25.00