GEORGIAN HOUSES FOR ALL.
London. Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1978. lst edn. Hardback. 177 pages. B.w. illustrations. Fine in blue boards with gilt lettering to spine, in a near-fine unclipped d.w. with fading to spine. No markings or inscriptions. ISBN: 0-7100-8680-6. (Book ref. 6567) £9.95
Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1993. First edition (softcover). 4to, 223pp. 204 illustrations. Original laminated wrappers. This copy is in very good condition. ISBN 0715302272 (Book ref. 27068) £20.00
Histrionic Richmond - The Georgian Playhouse
Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News: 10th March 1883 full page of vignette engravings, very good condition, interior of the georgian theatre, stage entrance, pit passage, gallery entrance pit entrance, the gods, Kean's memorial tablet etc. top left ahnd corner piece missing but not affecting images. (Book ref. 15104) £16.00
Histrionic Richmond - The Georgian Playhouse
Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News: 10th March 1883 full page of vignette engravings, hand coloured, very good condition, interior of the georgian theatre, stage entrance, pit passage, gallery entrance pit entrance, the gods, Kean's memorial tablet etc. top left ahnd corner piece missing but not affecting images. (Book ref. 15105) £16.00
The architecture of England from prehistoric times to the present day.
London: B.T.Batsford, 1963. VG grey h/b with gilt lettering to spine. No d/w. 19.5cms x 25.5cms, xvi+672pp. 13 chaps. Top edge grey. Over 1500 of author's drawings, 6 col & 64 b/w plates + illus glossary of technical terms. Faded spine; sl foxed page edges. Clean & unmarked within. Extensive & detailed history of English architecture, now standard refence work. Weight over 2kg. (Book ref. 3621) £9.00
London's Georgian Houses
The Georgian Press, 1986. Illustrated by Photos. First Edition. Pictorial Card Cover. Very Good/Non Called for. 0951145908 208 pages large format. The Georgian house is pretty well unique in the annals of architecture. Its vertical structure just made for the comfort of one family. Alkthough Bath is the architypal Georgian city London has the most important buildings. Despite the Bombing much survives and is illustrated and described here (Book ref. 009862) £14.95
The Historiccity of Bath England
Bath: Spa Committee of the Bath City Council, 1969. Illustrated by Wooller M. P. (Photos.). 4th Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to 60 b&w photographs with a 2 page introduction in English, French & German. Bound in blue covers 10" tall. Small barge mark at the bottom edges near the spine. With an intact dust wrapper lighty soiled on the back section. (Book ref. 040169) £5.00
REDLAND CHAPEL AND REDLAND.
Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 1924. Illusts, 98pp, recent cloth, ex-lib. with usual stamps and labels, small stain to inner margins of prelims, short tear to lower margin of frontis. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include BRISTOL - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK72-387) £12.00
REDLAND CHAPEL AND REDLAND.
Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 1924. Illusts, 98pp, original wraps, occasional light spotting. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include BRISTOL - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK72-386) £18.00
CIRCLE SQUARE AND CRESCENT The planned street of the townscapes of the British Isles... An exhibition mounted by the Holburne Museum as a contribution to European Architectural Heritage Year, 1975.
1975. 24pp., large 4to, numerous illustrations. Back wrap with light foxing and crease at corner. Concentrates mainly on Bath, but also includes Bristol, Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Brighton. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include GENERAL [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK29-2738) £10.00
AUCTION SALE PARTICULAR of the Attractive Country Residence of Queen Anne and Georgian Architecture known as Coleshill House, Westmill, near Buntingford... for sale by Auction... 8th May, 1935.
1935. 8pp., plus two photographic plates, folding plan at rear. Stiff wraps, with tipped-on photograph, edges of wraps dusty. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include HERTFORDSHIRE [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK29-995) £18.00
The Georgian Theatre, Richmond, Yorkshire
Richmond:The Georgian Theatre (Richmond) Trust Ltd. 1962 Booklet concerning the restoration and history of this famous grade I listed theatre, green card covers, 1st edition, fine condition, 31pp. (Book ref. 73) £9.00
The Smaller English House 1500-1939.
London: Batsford, 1952. First edition. Very good. (Book ref. 15) £10.00
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
53 Cross Street - The Biography of a House
London: Islington Archaeology & History Society, 2007. 0954849000 Hardback. Very Good+. Illustrated boards (no d/jkt); binding tight; colour illustrations. Beautifully designed and detailed book examining the history of a house in the iconic London suburb of Islington. ; 4to (9" x 11 1/2"); 72 pages (Book ref. 16432) £20.00
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