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BILLINGS (Robert William): The Power of Form Applied to Geometric Tracery: One Hundred Designs and their Foundations Resulting from one Diagram.
First Edition, publisher's listing, 26pp text + 100 illustrations presented two per page each faced with a geometric diagram showing the measurements and methodology, half title preceded by advertisement leaf for "Mr Billings' Illustrated Architectural Works", large tall octavo, very fine uncut and unopened copy in original cloth, Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons, 1851. * "The author was first in the field to prove that not only was the whole detail of Gothic Architecture founded on Geometric law, but that the power of design still remained with us, waiting only on its application" - preface . "Robert William Billings (1813 - 1874) was a London-born Victorian era painter and architect. He wrote The Power of Form, in which he showed examples of the use of geometry in architecture. He also illustrated The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland. Many paintings based on his prints still survive in private collections. This work on Scotland's historic buildings include an extensive series of Scottish castles including Crathes Castle, Cawdor Castle, Dunnottar Castle and Muchalls Castle, some of which works are the earliest extant renderings of certain of these structures. He was primarily engaged in delineating and restoring historic buildings." (Book ref. 20117)   £225.00
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RICKMAN (Thomas): AN ATTEMPT TO DISCRIMINATE THE STYLES OF ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND FROM THE CONQUEST TO THE REFORMATION: WITH A SKETCH OF THE GRECIAN AND ROMAN ORDERS ; NOTICES OF NUMEROUS BRITISH EDIFICES; AND SOME REMARKS ON THE ARCHITECTURE OF A PART OF FRANCE.
Fifth Edition with "very considerable Additions and New Plates," lvi, 238, lxii plus index, a little occasional foxing, contemporary calf but needing rebacking, London, Parker, 1848. "This, the first systematic treatise on Gothic architecture in England, soon became well known, and Rickmanís nomenclature was followed by all subsequent writers on the subject." (Colvin) An enumeration of over three thousand buildings illustrating the principles of English architecture, arranged by county. (Book ref. 20363)   £30.00
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Olsen (Donald J.): The City as a Work of Art: London, Paris and Vienna
Yale University Press, 1986. Near fine in pictorial card wrappers, 341pp. Illustrated throughout, quarto. 1st edition of this detailed study of the 19th century development of London, Paris and Vienna. (Book ref. 20413)   £15.00
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Diacinto Maria Marmi; BAROCCHI Paola, GAETA BERTELA' Giovanna: Arredi principeschi del Seicento fiorentino. Disegni di Diacinto Maria Marmi.
Torino, Utet, 1990. 8vo. 144 pp. Richly illustrated in colour and black and white. With indexes. Publisherís cloth, pictorial dustjacket. Royal interior designs by Diacinto Maria Marmi (c. 1625-1702) from Florence. (Book ref. 20368)   £15.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: URBAN AREAS: SANITATION
comprising: Sanitation (7 vols) large folio. * These reports provide a detailed account of the housing situation in the context of legislation passed since the 1850s, and range from aspects such as overcrowding and poor sanitation, sewarage of the metropolis, drainange, river pollution, to finance and the role of local and central government authorities. PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20135)   £250.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: URBAN AREAS: PLANNING
comprising: Planning (10 vols) large folio. These reports provide a detailed account of the need for urban planning in the context of legislation passed since the 1850s, and range from aspects such as overcrowding and poor sanitation, metropolis improvements, town holdings, to finance and the role of local and central government authorities. PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20134)   £350.00
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MILLS (Edward D. editor): Architects' Detail Sheets- Third Series, 96 Selected Sheets,
232pp folio, a few library marks but a good copy in original cloth, London: Published for the Architect and Building News, 1956. 96 scale drawings and over 100 photographs, including some in colour, of current buildings by contemporary architects in various parts of the world. (Book ref. 19789)   £14.00
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LANDON (C. P.): A Collection of Etchings from the most celebrated ancient and modern productions in painting, sculpture and architecture,
of the Italian and French schools; from originals preserved in the Louvre, Paris. With descriptions, from the French of C. P. Landon, First Edition, 150pp tall octavo, with 72 delicate line engraved plates complete, contemporary half red morocco, spine a little worn, good copy, London, Gilling, 1821. (Book ref. 19283)   £60.00
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DAVIES (R.): The Historie of the King's Mannour House at York,
illustrated with etchings by A Buckle, First Edition, 24pp plus 11 fine etched plates and a groundplan, LARGE PAPER COPY LIMITED TO 150 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR, large quarto with wide margins, fine copy in original publisher's cloth, backstrip sometime renewed, York, Daily Herald Office Coney Street, 1883. Inserted loose are two Edwardian photographs of the King's Manor along with two early postcards and related material. King's Manor was originally the abbot's house of St Mary's Abbey and is now part of the University of York. Photograph available on request. (Book ref. 18733)   £80.00
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WEST (Trudy): The Fireplace in the Home,
First Edition, 160pp octavo, plates, a few library marks but a good copy in original cloth with dust-wrapper, free front endpaper removed, Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1976. (Book ref. 18666)   £10.00
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JACKSON-STOPS (Gervase): The Country House in Perspective,
First Edition, 160pp large quarto, with numerous plates and illustrations, a few library marks but a good copy in original cloth with dust-wrapper, free front endpaper and all before title removed, London, Pavilion, 1990. (Book ref. 18677)   £8.00
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HYAMS (Edward): Capability Brown and Humphry Repton,
First Edition, 248pp large octavo, plates, a few library marks but a good copy in original cloth with dust-wrapper, free front endpaper removed, London, Dent, 1971. (Book ref. 18665)   £10.00
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WITTKOWER (Rudolf): Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism,
revised reprint, 173pp large octavo, plates, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, 1967. (Book ref. 18186)   £12.00
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WRIGHT (Frank Lloyd): The Natural House,
First UK Edition, 223pp quarto, with numerous plates and illustrations, library label on front endpaper and small library name stamp inside front cover, otherwise unmarked, an excellent copy in original cloth, with dustwrapper (this with number at foot of spine - the binding itself is unmarked), London, Pitman, 1971. (Book ref. 8727)   £50.00
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WRIGHT (Frank Lloyd): The Future of Architecture,
First Edition, 326pp quarto, with numerous plates and illustrations, library label on front endpaper and small library name stamp inside front cover, otherwise unmarked, an excellent copy in original cloth, with dustwrapper (this with number at foot of spine - the binding itself is unmarked), New York, Bramhall House, 1953. (Book ref. 8728)   £70.00
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WREN; LITTLE (Bryan): Sir Christopher Wren, A Historical Biography,
First Edition, 288pp royal octavo, with numerous plates and illustrations, a few library stamps but title-page clean and unstamped, a very good copy in original cloth with dustwrapper, London, Hale, 1975. (Book ref. 7210)   £12.00
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WITTKOWER (Rudolf): Art and Architecture in Italy 1600 to 1750,
First Edition, 428pp folio plus numerous plates, a few library marks but title page clean, a very good copy in original cloth, Pelican History of Art, London, Penguin, 1958. (Book ref. 14696)   £14.00
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WILSON (Michael I.): The English Country House and its Furnishings,
First Edition, 216pp a few library stamps but title-page clean and unstamped, a very good copy in original cloth with dustwrapper, with numerous plates and illustrations, London, Batsford, 1977. (Book ref. 6027)   £10.00
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WILD (Friedemann): Libraries for Schools and Factories,
First Edition, 136pp oblong folio, with numerous plates and illustrations, ex-library copy with a few stamps and marks but good and clean in original cloth, New York, Van Nostrand, 1972. (Book ref. 3472)   £10.00
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WEST (Trudy): The Timber-Frame House in England,
First Edition, 222pp tall octavo, library label on front endpaper otherwise an excellent clean copy in original cloth with dustwrapper (this with shelf label at foot - binding itself unmarked), with numerous plates and illustrations, Newton Abbot, Charles, 1972. (Book ref. 8436)   £12.00
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