Soft Furnishing for Craftsmen and Salesmen
Pitman, 1952 First Edition. Binding: Hardcover (Original Cloth). Book Condition: Very Good - Books. Dust Jacket Condition: Only Fair. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1.25 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; Inventory No: 005318. (Book ref. 005318) £6.00
The English Home : a Thousand Years of Furnishing and Decoration
London: B T Batsford Ltd., 1959. Illustrated by Illustrated. Second Impression. Burgundy Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Z 393pp. A second impression copy in wrapper. Clean and tight. Numerous line drawings and b/w photographic images throughout support the text. Bound in clean burgundy cloth with gilt embossed lettering to the spine. The cloth at the tail of the spine is slightly turned in. Slight foxing to the paste downs and fore edges. Fresh, clean and tight. Dust wrapper is not price clipped. A few tiny niks to the head and tail of the spine of the wrapper with associated light rubbing. There are small chips to the wrapper over two board corners of the wrapper. Light shelf wear, though clean adn tight. A very good copy. (Book ref. 226546) £8.00
FOR THE KING'S PLEASURE The Furnishing and Decoration of George IV's Apartments at Windsor Castle.
London. Royal Collection Enterprises. 2001. lst edn. HEAVY large format hardback which will require extra postage. Before ordering please contact us direct for a postage quote as this saves time in processing orders. 453 pages. Colour and b.w. illustrations. Fine in maroon cloth with gilt lettering on black label to spine, in a fine d.w. with slight fading to front of jacket due to window display. Ex shop stock. Unread book. Was £75.00. For the King's Pleasure sets the commission in the social, artistic and political context of Britain in the 1820s, a period of renewed prosperity and growing international influence after the upheavals of the Napoleonic wars. By means of an acute analysis of newly discovered documents, Hugh Roberts has been able to illuminate the King's relationship with his advisers and with the artists and craftsmen he favoured, in particular the architect Jeffry Wyatville, the leading exponents of the Gothic Style A. W. N. Pugin and his father A. C. Pugin, and the principal suppliers of the new furniture and furnishings Nicholas Morel and George Seddon. ISBN: 1-902163-04-4. (Book ref. 4602) £55.00
The National Trust Book of Furnishing Textiles
London: Viking, 1988. 1st Edition. Hardcover. /Dust Jacket Included. First Edition. Large 8vo. Colour dj. 272 pp. B/w plates throughout. Clean and bright. No inscriptions. VG+ / VG+ (Book ref. 07867) £7.50
Affordable Oriental Rugs: The Buyer's Guide to Rugs from China, India, Pakistan and Romania.
London: Studio Vista., 1980. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0289709806 160 pages, over 100 colour photographs, glossary of 55 essential terms, further reading, index. No previous owner marks, bright unclipped illustrated dustjacket. (Book ref. 3027) £9.95
The English Home: A Thousand Years of Furnishing and Decoration.
B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1959 pp.xxix,393, colour frontispiece, 35 pages of plates (of which 3 in colour), 731 b/w illustrations in the text, hardback, minor foxing to edges - otherwise a very good copy in a good+ dust-jacket (inside of dust-jacket foxed, with repairs) First published in 1956 (Because of the weight of this book, the default postal charge will not suffice and we will request an additional charge for this item.) (Book ref. 102538) £10.00
Needlecraft. A Practical, Economical Book on Plain Needlework, Knitting, Crochet and Embroidery, Fully and Clearly Illustrated;
London, Collins, nd ( c 1940's); 1st edition. Hardback. Good/ No dj. 245pp with over 100 line drawings. Light foxing to prelims and with ffep cut down the middle. Internally tight and clean. Orange covers with black title on front & sunned spine. " Primarily a book for those who wish to become expert needlewomen." (Book ref. 14090) £10.00
The Manufacturers' Ready Reckoner and Designers' Handbook, Containing 11,000 Calculations for Woollen Manufacturers, Designers, Pattern Weavers and Overlookers, Furnishing a Safe Guide in Calculating the Weight and Price of Goods Before Manufacture;
London, Elliot Stock, 1878; 1st edition. Hardback. Very good/ No dust jacket. 245pp with 11,000 calculations.Few light marks on ffep. Brown boards with embossed motif on the frontgilt title on spine. Enjoy this book in its Original edition. (Book ref. 18384) £68.00
The Book of Garden Management : A Compendium of the Theory and Practice of Hoticulture, and a Complete Guide to Gardening in All Its Branches. Proceeding from the Formation and Furnishing of the Garden Itself, To Its Culture Year by Year ............
London, Ward, Lock & Co, nd ( c 1890's); Hardback. 10" x 6.5" x 3". Good condition. pp vii, 844pp including index and Illustrated with coloured tissue guarded frontis. and coloured plates of Garden and Greenhouse flowers, plus six hundred engravings on wood, plans of Gardens, Diagrams, etc., etc. Contains all necessary information with full instructions on the culture of all trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables, and fruits. Marbled endpapers. Internal hinge cracked, tape repaired. Half leather boards with gilt decoration on green leather. Five raised bands with gilt decoration & title on spine. This is a heavy book. Please enquire for shipping costs if purchasing outwith the U.K. (Book ref. 18274) £180.00
Home Furnishing and Decoration including Furniture-Making for the Amateur;
London, The Fleetway House, nd; Hardback; Household Reference Library; Good/ No dj; 6640pp with more than 487 Illustrations in the text and 63 special art Plates. Faded red covers with black design & title. (Book ref. 7846) £7.00
An Authentic Account Published by the King's Authority, of all the Fairs in England and Wales, As they have been settled to be Held. Since the Alteration of the Stile. Nothing Likewise The Commodities which each of the said Fairs is remarkable for furnishing. The Second Edition.
London: Printed for W. Owen...and R. Goadby..., 1759. 12mo (in 6s), 167 x 100 mms., pp. [iv], 142 [143 advert, 144 blank], with half-title as "The Book of Fairs" with engraved royal ornament and the contemporary autographs of "Thos. Pope" and the publisher "Wm. Owen," recently rebound in full calf, spine blocked in gilt; ex-library with library stamps on verso of title-page and last page of text. Owen guarantees the accuracy of his listings with his autograph on the half-title. He published his first book of fairs in 1756. Most of the fairs are for the sale of livestock, but fairs for toys turn up from time to time. ESTC T132001 locates copies in BL, Cambridge, Bodleian, NLS; Cleveland Public Library, McMaster. (Book ref. 7181) £350.00
Strawberry Hill Accounts a Record of Expenditure in Building Furnishing, &c. Kept By Mr Horace Walpole from 1747 to 1795
Oxford: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1927. Limited Edition. Very Good Plus/Good Plus. Quarto Limited to 500 copies.Collation, xx213pp, illustrated frontis. Bound in original publishers half vellum, vellum corners, marble boards. Vellum slightly dusty, binding in very good clean firm condition. Dust jacket has a few small nicks or tears, quite heavily dust marked, but in good condition. Internally, no loose pages or writing. Pages in very good clean condition. 8946.A16 (Book ref. 008946) £475.00
Australian women's complete household guide
Australia: Colorgravure, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, small stain to the bottom corner of the first 3 leaves, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which has a similar stain at the corner. Appears little used. 272 pages, colour & b/w illustrations throughout, index. Undated c.1952 (Book ref. 35891) £8.00
News of the World better homes book
News of the World, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which has ½" loss at the base of the spine and minor chipping at the corners. Appears little used. 200 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, index (Book ref. 35890) £8.00
Miniature Dolls' Houses in 1/24th Scale : A Complete Guide to Making and Furnishing Houses
Newton Abbot. UK: David & Charles, 1999. Illustrated by Numerous Colour & b/w Illustrations / Diagrams. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 4to 071530836X Dust jacket complete, unclipped.. Laminated illustrated coloured boards. 160 pages clean and tight. Making model dolls' houses in 1/24th scale (half an inch to the foot) is seen as skilful and beyond the scope of the average model maker, but nothing could be further from the truth. Beautifully detailed scale models can be created using only the most basic tools, and the finished houses have the advantage of being only half the size of a 1/12th scale dolls' house, making them much cheaper to build and far more portable - a finished 1/24th scale model for example will fit easily on to a book shelf or a table top. Miniature Dolls' Houses will give you the confidence to create models in this rewarding scale. Clear, step-by-step advice is provided on all aspects of their construction from the basic tools and equipment required to recreating period architectural details such as door and window styles or ageing and weathering techniques. Two starter projects - a corner room and a box room - give you the perfect chance to fine tune your modelling skills. In addition detailed plans are provided for four houses including a thatched cottage, a double-depth Georgian town house opening both to the front and the back, and a Tudor manor house complete with great hall and minstrel's gallery. Each of the finished models is photographed fully furnished and accessorised. To complete your finished model to maximum effect, a section is provided with a sample of 1/24th scale furniture plans including a table, chair and bed, which will help the miniaturist to dress their period home. Covering every aspect of building houses in this exciting and challenging scale, Miniature Dolls' Houses is destined to become the most comprehensive guide to modelling in 1/24th scale. (Book ref. 129247) £10.00
Buildings, Faith and Worship The Liturgical Arrangement of Anglican Churches 1600-1900.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Revised Edition. xxxiv+261pp. 22.5 x 15 cm. Illustrated. Pictorial glazed card covers. A substantial and scholarly work here revised. Now hard to find. In very good condition (Book ref. 13312) £32.00
The National Trust Book of furnishing textiles.
London: Penguin, 1989. 1st. VG+ col illus cover p/b. 15.5cms x 23.25cms, 272pp. 14 chaps, 122 b/w illus. History (pre-1600, 17th, 17th, & 19th centuries) & of upholsterer, wall hangings, beds, household linen, window furnishings, seat furniture, case covers, carpets and floor coverings & techniques. Weight 505g. 0140079084. (Book ref. 721) £5.00
London: Macdonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 1961. Cloth Cover. Very Good/Fair. 4to An unpaginated book with text in English with more than 220 coloured illustrations. Bound in course cloth covers10 1/4" tall in a dust wrapper with chips from the top edge. (Book ref. 029357) £14.00
Do Your Own Upholstery
London..: W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd, 1975. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo 0-572-00845-7 Clear instructions on re-upholstering furniture with illustrative photographs of work in progress. A very crisp book without owners inscriptions in a dustwrappper with minor faults. (Book ref. 005960) £4.00
The Lee Fabrics Manual
Birkenhead UK: Lee Fabrics, 1960. Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 12 ½ x 10 Inches Hardcover Trade catalogue for Lee Fafrics manufacturers of fabrics for furniture and interiors. 48 pages with many colour and B/w photographs plus details of the products. Pages are clean with just some marking to extreme edges, dusty from age and a little foxing, previous owners name on front endpaper. 39 page supplement in pocket at rear, outer boards are little bumped on corner, clean and bright. A pleasing volume SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 005586) £38.00