The Conservation of Georgian Edinburgh
Edinburgh University Press, 1972 8vo, 130pp, Colour & Black-and-White Illustrations, Hardback (Good/Very Good), No D/W. (Book ref. 10420) £10.00
London: Pleiades, 1948. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Gilt titles on beige cloth boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is a small name to front endpaper else very clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjackt has some small repaired tears and a small loss to lower back. xi + 315 pages. 79 illustrations and 37 drawings in the text. The book approaches the study of London in a new way. It shows the capital as a pattern of bricks and mortar, taste and industry of a great age. It is architecture seen as history, or if preferred, history seen as architecture. The method has resulted in an intricate blend of biography, topography and criticism. Statesmen, connoisseurs, merchants, architects, jerry-builders, are among the characters, and the great figures in English architecture are seen in the context of practical building to which they properly belong. **** NOT EX LIB **** (Book ref. 008649) £7.00
Paul and Thomas Sandby: Royal Academicians: An Anglo-Danish Saga Of Art, Love And War In Georgian England
London: Charles Skilton, 1985. First Edition. Cloth. New/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0284986763 Paul Sandby (1731 (baptised) - 9 November 1809) was an English map-maker turned landscape painter in watercolours, who, along with his older brother Thomas, became one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768. Born in Nottingham, Sandby joined the topographical drawing room of the Board of Ordnance at the Tower of London in the early 1740s and in 1746 was tasked with mapping the remote Scottish Highlands. While undertaking this exacting commission, he began producing watercolour landscapes and news of his talent soon spread. In 1752, he took up a post with his brother producing landscapes of the royal estates at Windsor, and also began producing aquatint engravings, having been commissioned by Sir Joseph Banks to produce 48 plates depicting Welsh scenery. He also drew some caricatures ridiculing William Hogarth. In 1768, he was appointed chief drawing master to the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, a position he retained until 1799. He died in London ten years later and was described in his obituaries as 'the father of modern landscape painting in watercolours'. Thomas Sandby (1721 - 25 June 1798) was an English cartographer who later became an architect and teacher and was the Royal Academy's first professor of architecture. Born in Nottingham, the sons of a textile worker, both the Sandby brothers joined the topographical drawing room of the Board of Ordnance at the Tower of London in the early 1740s. Thomas Sandby served at the Battle of Dettingen and the Battle of Culloden as draughtsman to Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland. In 1747, the Duke arranged for him to be appointed Deputy Ranger of Windsor Great Park, where he began altering the park and laying out the artificial lake, bridge and grounds at Virginia Water. In 1759, he designed substantial extensions to the Park's Cumberland Lodge; related works include nearby Forest Lodge. As well as being elected the Academy's first professor of architecture, Sandby was also appointed 'Architect of the King's works', and became a noted teacher of architectural theory. Perhaps Sandby's most notable architectural commission was the design of the Freemason's Hall at Great Queen Street in central London, linking two houses purchased by the United Grand Lodge of England in 1775. Sandby won a competition to design a Grand Hall, which was additionally used for many social events (the Hall was extended in the 1820s by Sir John Soane, but was demolished in 1930 after suffering irreparable structural damage in a fire in 1883). (Book ref. 032062) £45.00
Houses of the Wren and Early Georgian Periods
Architectural Press, 1928 Sm. folio, First Edition, with numerous fine full-page and smaller photographs in the text, some light age-staining as often; original cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 18324) £40.00
An Introduction to Georgian Architecture
London: Art & Technics, 1949. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall HB. A very comprehensive and scholarly study. Bright orange cloth boards with bright gilt lettering to spine. Bookplate (Rosemary Carpenter, New College, Oxford) on fep. 256 pages, incl. text which has numerous in-text b&w illus., then pages 131 to 248 are b&w plates., then index and list of leading architects. There are a few tiny foxing spots to text page-edges (not impinging on the page margins). DJ unclipped with some slight wear around edges and corners and with light water-staining adjacent top edge; dj now protected in its own transparent sleeve. Book tight and clean. (Book ref. 004729) £22.00
The Georgian Buildings of Bristol
London: Faber & Faber, 1952. First Edition. Cloth. Good+/Fair+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall HB. A very comprehensive and scholarly study. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. 248 pages, incl. index, biblio.+ 64 pages of b&w photo illus. and 24 line drawings. DJ clipped and faded, with wear and small tears around edges and corners and with small pieces missing around edges and with top (unlettered) top of dj spine missing; dj now preserved in its own transparent sleeve. Book tight and clean. (Book ref. 004724) £28.00
The Georgian Playhouse
London: Pleiades Books Limited, 1948. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 214mm Tall, 8vo One of a series examining Georgian architecture and design. 72 pages. 56 black and white plates. Foxing to top page edges. (Book ref. 5576) £11.00
To Build the Second City. Architects and Craftsmen of Georgian Bristol.
Bristol: Redcliffe Press, 1991 Sm. 4to Cloth D.w. 1st Edn. Illus. 197 pp. Inscrip. f.e.p. o/w Fine Copy in price clipped dw. (Book ref. 18759) £16.00
Edinburgh:Oliver & Boyd, 1948 8vo Dec. Bds. Dw. 1st Edn. Illus. Fldg. Plans Dw. sl. frayed & sl. browning o/w V.g. (Book ref. 9277) £10.00
Edwardian Architecture - A Handbook to Building Design in Britain 1890-1914
Oxford University Press 1977 New York pp 216 241 platesService index bibliogr. paper covers Very Good (Book ref. 2384) £5.00
Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1962.. Revised Edition. 8vo. 348pp. Illustrated. Printed wrappers. Pages a little tanned otherwise fine. (Book ref. 6909) £6.00
The Georgian Theatre of Richmond Yorkshire
London:STR, 1984 rare hardback edition, very good condition, 114pp., covers the history of this important Georgian provincial playhouse. (Book ref. 1551) £18.00
London: Pleiades Books, 1945. First Edition. Yellow Buckram. Very Good.. D8vo xii, 315pp, b&w illus. No inscriptions. Binding colour faded. A sound and tight copy. (Book ref. 004518) £6.00
Georgian Town Houses and Their Details
London: Butterworth, 1990. 0750612525 Revised and Reprinted. paperback. Very Good+. Illustrated white card wrappers; very light wear; spine uncreased. B/w illustrations + photos. Very useful study of the Georgian Town House, drawn mainly from examples in London.; 4to (8 1/4" x 12"); 232 pages (Book ref. 16185) £75.00
AA files. Annals of the Architectural Association School of Architecture, No. 4.
London: Architectural Association, July 1983. Black & white illustration. 4to, pp.112, softcover; a slight crease running vertically down front cover, top corners slightly "thumbed" and with a little edge-rubbing; internally, an impact dent causing creasing to bottom edge of text block affecting all pages, else generally good. (Book ref. 4717) £9.00
The Georgian House and its details
1989 "Published by Bishopsgate Press, London, 1989, 1st edition. Blue cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine under illustrated dustwrapper. 9.75ins x 9ins, [ii], 190pp plus 8pp colour plates. Large number of photographs and sketch illustrations within the text.VG / VG. " (Book ref. 39314) £20.00
The Authentic Georgian Dolls' House
Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd, 2001. Illustrated by Numerous Colour & b/w Illustrations / Photographs. Illustrated Card Cover. Very Good. Sm 4to 1861081871 Illustrated card cover. 198 pages clean and tight. H ere is the ultimate sourcebook for any miniaturist who wants to build and furnish a Georgian authentic house of the Georgian era. It covers in unprecedented detail the whole spectrum of Georgian housing, from town houses to farmhouses, from aristocratic follies to the picturesque dwellings of the labouring classes - even the dolls houses of the period are included. There are detailed plans and instructions for building six houses of widely varying character: o Harbour-master's house o Travelling baby house o Two provincial town houses, Ladytho-rne House and Bridge End House o Gatekeeper's lodge o Northumberland farmhouse of 1788. Architectural styles; from Queen Anne to Regency, are described and illustrated, with detailed treatment of characteristic features such as windows, roofs and ironwork. Heating appliances, kitchen equipment and even sanitary facilities are all included. Drawing on research carried out over many years, Brian Long shows how archive material can be, used as inspiration by the serious modeller: original building plans are reproduced here, as well as contemporary surveys and inventories which give the most intimate insight into the layout and contents of the eighteenth-century house. Brian Long is well known to miniaturists as one of the proprietors of Past and Presents. (Book ref. 128435) £9.75
Period Houses: A Guide to Authentic Architectural Features.
London: George Philip, 1989. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 4to 0540011738 small 4to, grey cloth, Very Good in a very Good price-clipped dust jacket. pp 191; fully illustrated with b/w and colour photos, figures in-text. Covers every aspect of English house building, from medieval times to the Edwardian epoch, including stylistic and regional differences. (Book ref. 14344) £12.00
Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies. Volume 8 The Journal of the Irish Geogian Society.
Cork: Irish Georgian Society, 2005. Soft cover. Near Fine. 271 pages, many illustrations in colour and black and white. Near fine paperback. Articles Finnegan: on the Classical taste of William Ponsonby, Yeldham: A regency artist in Ireland. Maria Spilsbury Taylor. (Book ref. 021890) £10.31
Autograph Letter to the booksellers Priestley & Weale.
'50 Lowr. Brook St. | Sepr. 26th. 1824'. English architect (1766-1840). Very good. On piece of paper (roughly 4 1/2 inches by 5 1/4 inches) cut from envelope, with partial Windsor address on reverse. Formal letter in the third person to Priestley & Weale, architectural booksellers in High Holborn. Reads 'Mr. J Wyatville's compts. to Messrs. Priestley & Weal [sic] supposes the number herewith returned to have been sent by mistake as he does not subscribe to the work.' Cutting from book catalogue 'tipped' to foot of letter. Docketed in pencil at head. (Book ref. 4115) £45.00