Letchworth: Wayfair, 1966 First edition. Blue cloth quarto, gilt titling on spine, col frontis, bw line drawings, glossary, map Pagination: 93. A deep affection for the City of Edinburgh, coupled with an interest in architectural history, gave J Brian Crossland a realization of the neglected qualities of many of the city’s major buildings which were erected in Queen Victoria’s reign. A study, conducted over a period of some years by Brian Crossland, soon captured his interest. It quickly became apparent to him that the popular conception of the 19th century architecture bore little relationship to the reality. The Victorians were adventurous and inventive, and these qualities are easily seen in the architecture of the period.<P>In this book there is much that is new, especially in details of Victorian architects whose influence in the city has been observed by the almost total lack of Victorian architectural history in relation to Edinburgh. There are over forty line drawings, all by J Brian Crossland, to illustrate the buildings mentioned, and a map is included to help visitors to the city to locate each one.. Book: head/tail a little bumped, endpapers a little foxed, VG, Jacket: foxed, worn to extremities with few tears but minimal loss, damp-stained to reverse, rear cover browned, G+ (Book ref. 3144) £14.00
People's Palaces, Victorian and Edwardian Pubs of Scotland
Edinburgh: Paul Harris, 1983 First paperback edition. Paperback 24x19 cm, 110 bw ills, glossary, index Pagination: 167. This is a celebration of the golden age of the Scottish pub (1880-1910) when licensed premises were made to conform to late Victorian standards of beauty and utility with elaborate wrought-iron signs, stained glass windows and resplendent gas lamps. Some architects made a speciality of pub design and the best craftsmen were used to carry out their strikingly effective schemes. This book not only considers the design of the public house, with examples drawn from all over Scotland, but also the wider social background highlighting attitudes and opinions on strong drink many of which persist to this day, unlike many of our finest pubs which have been torn down.. Book: corners of covers sl bumped, two v small stains to lower edge, spreading slightly to margins of a few pages, v small patches of surface loss to lower edge of a few plates, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3033) £12.00
The 1840s (Studies in Victorian Architecture and Design Volume One)
London: The Victorian Society, 2008. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 24 x 17cm 9780901657503 120pp. Glossy card covers. Collection of eight scholarly articles. Slight bump at top of spine otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref. 001405) £12.50
VICTORIAN TASTE - A Study of the Arts and Architecture from 1830-1870.
London. Century/National Trust Classics. 1987. Large format paperback. 338 pages. Near-fine with edge of textblock now yellowing due to age and acidic paper used, in a near-fine papercover. Unread book from new stock. ISBN: 0-7126-1785-X. (Book ref. 4504) £4.95
VICTORIAN TASTE - Some Social Aspects of Architecture & Industrial Design from 1820-1900.
Newton Abbot. David & Charles. Second imp. 1979. Hardback. 175 pages. B.w. illustrations. Fine in red boards with gilt lettering to spine, spine a shade cocked, in a fine d.w. No markings or inscriptions. ISBN: 0-7153-5739-5. (Book ref. 5639) £11.50
DECORATIVE GLASS of the 19th and early 20th Centuries - A Source Book.
Newton Abbot. David & Charles. 1996. lst edn. HEAVY large square hardback which will require extra postage. Before ordering please contact us direct for a postage quote. 192 pages. Over 150 specially commissioned photographs in colour. B.w. diagrams. Fine in black boards with gilt lettering to spine, in a fine d.w. Ex shop stock. Unread book. Demonstrates the role of decorative glass in architecture throughout the Victorian and Edwardian eras and will prove indispensable to anyone seeking to restore period authenticity to their home. ISBN: 0-7153-0497-6. (Book ref. 3367) £19.95
Harmondsworth: Penguin (Pelican), 1966. Softcover. 8vo. Softcover. 278 pp. B/w plates. Clean and bright. No inscriptions. Binding sound. VG+ (Book ref. 06055) £6.00
Thames & Hudson, 1978. 1st Edition. Decorative Cloth Hardback. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" 0500181632 / Book appears unread with no name/inscription - A small dent at top edge of red cloth boards stopes the book from being marked almost fine ! fine gilt decoration to front & fine gilt titles to spine Black/white illustrations throughout. D/j unclipped with 1 small tear at bottom corner (closed & repaired) A super copy - Guaranteed posting 24hrs from Wales (Book ref. 009909) £12.50
The Victorian House Book
Hardcover Sheldrake Press 2nd Edition 1991 320 Quarto 1873329024 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Dustwrapper h Very Good (Book ref. 540405) £10.00
The Practical Builder's Perpetual Price-Book: for Ascertaining the Correct Average Value of the Different Artificers' Works Employed in Building with Observations on the Customs of Measuring in the Various Parts of the United Kingdom.......;
London, Thomas Kelly, 1842; Revised, Corrected, and Improved to the Present Day ( 1842). Hardback. Good+/ No dj. x, 180pp with numerous illustrations. Half leather boards with 4 raised bands on spine & with gilt title on red leather label, Corners scuffed, edges a little worn. " In Reference to the Act for Establishing Uniformity in Weights and Measures. With an Appendix, Comprehending the Substance of the Building Act; with Information of the Utmost Importance to the Practical Builder, Not only in the Metropolis, but in Every Part of Great Britain and Ireland. A comprehensive price book, with estimates on carpenter work , joinery work, Bricklayers' work, Masonary & much more........" (Book ref. 13514) £295.00
A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH HOUSE From Primitive Times to the Victorian Period.
The Architectural Press 1951. 3rd Imp. 4to. [x] + 487pp. Over 880 figures from photos. E.ps. lightly spotted, original gilt lettered cloth lightly faded to spine, lower leading corners of both boards sl. dampstained, in lightly soiled and sl. ragged d/w. Arntzen J187. ‘The most comprehensive treatment of the subject.’Remains the standard history. US$78 (Book ref. 211922) £50.00
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
A history of English architecture.
Harmondsworth: Pelican/Penguin, 1969. Reprint. Good+ black p/b with col illus & blue lettering. 13cms x 19.75cms, 352pp. 179 b/w illus & diagrams. 3 parts (13 chaps), bib, glosary, index. Wear to extrems; good clean, unmarked copy. Weight 459g. (Book ref. 1998) £5.00
The Early Victorian. Period 1830 - 1860
London: The Connoisseur, 1958. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo One of the Connoisseur Period Guides to the houses, decoration, furnishing and chattels of the classic periods. A clean bright unmarked book apart from the small date written at the top of the front endpaper. 180 pages illustrated with both drawings and photographs in b&w. Tightly bound in black hard covers 9 3/4" tall. With a bright intact dust wrapper. (Book ref. 040515) £7.00
Academy Architecture and Architectural Review 1896 ( Volume 9 )
London: Academy Architecture, 1896. Cloth Covered Hardback. Very Good/No Dustjacket. 4to Contains three section s ( between interseting advertisements ) I. " A selection of the most prominent Architectural Drawings hung at the Exhibitions of the Royal Academy, London, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, and the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow" II " Sculptures" III A Review of interesting Architectural subjects carried out or designed during the last few years in England and Abroad ". A 10 " by 7 1/2" blue cloth covered hardback with dulled but clear gilt titles along the slghtly faded spine and black titles on the front cover. The cover edges have some colour rubbed off and the front cover corner is just worn through. The cover edges are slightly darkened and there are a few superficial water splashes near the top spine. About 2" of the paper covering both the front and back hinges has split - but the book is tight otherwise. (Book ref. 022625) £15.00
Thomas Worthington; Victorian Architecture and Social Purpose.
Manchester Literary and Philosophical Publications, 1988. First edition (hardback), limited to 300 copies signed by the author (this is copy number 61). 4to, ix, 173pp. Text illustrations throughout. Original red cloth, dustwrapper. The book and the dustwrapper are in very good condition. ISBN 090242808X (Book ref. 24341) £30.00
Victorian Taste - Some Social Aspects of Architecture & Industrial Design from 1820-1900
Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1979. Hardback, 25cm x 18cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 2nd impression, , xvi prelims, 175pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Spine slightly bumped, top of block slightly dusted Dustwrapper is bright and clean with little or no shelfwear. Price sticker on front flap An extensively illustrated guide to the design principles underpinning the buildings and the artefacts of the Victorian age Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: Victorian, archiecture, Pugin, Ruskin, Morris (Book ref. 3128) £15.00
VICTORIAN BUILDINGS IN BRISTOL.
Bristol and West Building Society, 1975. Illusts, 73pp, oblong 8vo, original pictorial card covers. ---- 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. UK72-129) £7.00
Oxford University Press, 1978. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0195200497 288 pp. b/w illus. covers sl. creased ow vg (Book ref. 094757) £4.50
The Crystal Palace 1851-1936: A Portrait of Victorian Enterprise.
London: Hugh Evelyn, 1970. 4to, 151pp, numerous monochorme photographic illustrations and drawings, black cloth, silver gilt, d-j. A near fine copy. (Book ref. RHB7875) £18.00