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RICHARDSON Dorothy: Pointed roofs.Pilgrimage
London Duckworth 1915 First edition of the first novel in the 'PILGRIMAGE' series of novels. Introduction by J.D.Beresford.Blue cloth,gilt, e.p. browned and some ,sl.foxing on prelims - label pasted to title page referring to the transposition of the wording of the title as part of it 'has been found to be already in use'. 'no.11' in ink on inside cover. Spine sl.rubbed else VG bright copy (Book ref. 553) £200.00
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RICHARDSON DOROTHY: POINTED ROOFS .PILGRIMAGE
london,Duckworth l9l5 lst edition of the first volume in the PILGRIMAGE series of novels. Blue cloth,gilt on spine,sl.rubbed at corners and spine ,e.p. browned and a few sl.foxing spots on foredge else VG COPY Introduction by J.D.Beresford.Note pasted to t.p. amending the wording of the title... (Book ref. 572) £200.00
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RICHARDSON Dorothy M.: Pointed Roofs
llLONDON Duckworth, 2nd imp.1921 2nd UK edition/imp. Introduction by J.D.Beresford.Publisher's list at end. Blue/grey cloth, lettered in black on upper cover and spine - sl.rubbed else VG copy/First title in the PILGRIMAGE series of novels. (Book ref. 554) £85.00
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RICHARDSON Dorothy M.: Pointed roofs
Tokyo Kenkyusha [1934},lst ed.thus First Japanese edition LXVIIpp introduction and notes by translator {?} Junzaburo Nishiwaki. in Japanese-notes:pp 259-4O2.English text of the novel. frontis.port.photog.of D.R. smoking cigarette in garden. Signature of ROSE ISSERLIS ODLE on fly leaf -.D.R's sister-in law and sister of ALAN ODLE -ie D.R's artist husband. (Book ref. 555) £300.00
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RICHARDSON Dorothy: Pointed Roofs
LONDON Duckworth 1921 Blue cloth ,gilt. 2nd imp.UK,with introd.by J.D.Beresford - pasted label lists vols.in Pilgrimage series. (Book ref. 552) £80.00
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RICHARDSON Dorothy: Pilgrimage -Pointed Roofs
NEW YORK,Knopf 1919 2nd American edition with an introduction by May Sinclair -lst thus.Maroon cloth,spine paper label darkened and scuffed -spine rubbed- first hinge fragile else contents sound and good (Book ref. 551) £80.00
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RICHARDSON Dorothy: Pilgrimage -Pointed Roofs
New York Knopf. 1916 lst American edition.Introduction by J.D.Beresford.Spine paper label darkened.Foredge and lower page edges rough as issued - VG sound copy of the lst vol.in' Pilgrimage' series.of novels. (Book ref. 550) £85.00
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Anon. Among the Red Roofs of Sussex (Lynchmere) (from 'Century Illustrated' Magazine, Volume XXX)
London: Century Illustrated Magazine. Softcover. .Undated. Circa 1887. Original 16 page offcut article on life in and around a farm-homestead in Lynchmere, West Sussex, in the 1880s. B/w engravings. Very clean. VG (Book ref. 01997) £10.00
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Tredgold, Thomas: Peter Barlow. Elementary Principles of Carpentry; A Treatise on the Pressure and Equilibrium of Beams and Timber Frames, the Resistance of Timber; and the Construction of Floors, Roofs, Centres, Bridges Etc., With Practical Rules and Examples
London: Lockwood. 1870 4to. Fifth and the best edition. Considerably enlarged. Pp. 336, 64 plates, and a portrait of the author. Many of the plates are folding. Earlier editions had only 22 plates. Barlow added many specimens of ancient and modern roofs.Bound in original brown blind stamped cloth with new matching spine with gilt titles, and recased so lengthening the life of the book. Very good. Scans available. (Book ref. 16196) £210.00
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A.F.Collins.: Roofs and Roofing.
Crosby Lockwood&Son Ltd, London, 1946. Reprinted, 8Vo, H/B, Good, 76 pp, 21 illustrations, Content-Slating, Tiling, Lead flates, Copper Roofing, Zinc Roofing, Asphalt Roofs, Glass Roofing etc., etc. (Book ref. 1380) £4.00
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ROSE, Walter: The village carpenter.
London: Country Book Club, 1952. Good+ green cloth h/b with faded gilt lettering to spine; No d/w. 14.5cms x 22cms, xxi + 146pp. 23pp b/w photos + 11 b/w figures. Intro, preface, 14 chaps, glossaqry, index. Browned & foxed page edges; foxing to first & last pages. Clean & unmarked within. Weight 385g. (Book ref. 2124) £4.50
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HAYWARD, Charles H. (ed): The complete handyman.
London: Evans Brothers, 1960. 1st. VG black cloth h/b with silver lettering to spine; VG beige d/w with b/w illus & black lettering, not pc, some chips & edgewear. 15.5cms x 22cms, 344pp. B/w illus endpapers; b/w frontis & numerous b/w diagrams & illus; 27 chaps. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 691g. (Book ref. 2750) £5.00
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Royal Institute of British Architects Committee Walls, Floors and Roofs (Post-War Building Studies No. 15)
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1944. 1st. Paperback. Very Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo 54 pages including the index. Bound in grey paper covers 9 3/4" tall (Book ref. 040085) £6.00
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Jenkins, Joseph C. The Slate Roof Bible : Everything You Wanted to Know about Slate Roofs Including How to Keep Them Alive for Centuries
Jenkins of Southwold, 1997. Illustrated by Photos. First Edition. Pictorial Card Cover. Very Good/Non Called for. 0964425807 287 pages large format Everything you ever wanted to know about slate roofs and how to keep them alive for centuries pretty comprehensive stuff includes types of slate and laying instructions (Book ref. 009824) £14.95
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Landreau, Anthony N. America Underfoot a History of Floor Coverings from Colonial times to the Present
Washington: The Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall B0006CS2FW Volume One: Foundations, Walls, Floors & Roofs. (Book ref. 035061) £25.00
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Barry, R. The Construction of Buildings Volume One: Foundations, Walls, Floors & Roofs
London: Crosby Lockwood & Son, 1958. First Edition. Spiral Bound. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Volume One: Foundations, Walls, Floors & Roofs. (Book ref. 032408) £20.00
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Miller, Henry Under the Roofs of Paris, or, Opus Pistorum
London: Star, 1983. First U.K. Edition. Paperback. Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 0352321075 Henry Miller's autobiographical sexual adventures in Paris told in explicit erotic detail. (Book ref. 030470) £20.00
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Dunnett, Nigel; Kingsbury, Noël Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls
Portland, OR, U.S.A.: Timber Press, 2004. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good/Price Clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 088192640X Heavy Item Postage Quote This book introduces a revolutionary new concept to gardeners. Planting on roofs and walls began in Europe, but it is now becoming popular all over the world. Green roofs and walls reduce pollution and run-off, and also help insulate and reduce the maintenance needs of buildings. Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls discusses the practical techniques required to make planting on roofs and walls a reality. It describes how roofs may be modified to bear the weight of vegetation, considers the different options for drainage layers and growing media, and lists the plants suitable for different climates and environments. This informative book will encourage gardeners everywhere to consider the enormous benefits to be gained from planting on their roofs and walls. 254pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. (Book ref. 027623) £15.00
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MAYNARD ( Henry N. ) The Viaduct Works' Handbook ; being a collection of examples from actual practice of viaducts, bridges, roofs, and other structures of iron ; together with tables of prices, weights, and other information useful to engineers in designing and estimating wrought and cast-iron work.
E. and F. N. Spon,, 1868 With the attractive folding tinted lithographed frontispiece view and 52 other illustrs (14 full-page), 108-pp, roy 8vo, a very good to nice copy pleasantly bound in recent boards. Inscribed "B. Brown Esq / with Authors Compts / 1870". A scarce volume compiled to provide reliable data upon which estimates for bridges, buildings, railway machinery, etc., could be based. Maynard collected the information from his own experience at the Viaduct Works, Crumlin Viaduct, a fine view of which is shown in the frontispiece. 1868 (Book ref. 7607) £285.00
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PAIN (William & James) Pain’s British Palladio: or, The Builder’s General Assistant. Demonstrating, in the most Easy and Practical Method, all the Principal Rules of Architecture, from the Ground Plan to the Ornamental Finish. Illustrated with Several New and Useful Designs of Houses, with their Plans, Elevations, and Sections. Also, Clear and Ample Instructions, annexed to each Subject, in Letter-Press; with a List of Prices for Materials and Labour, and Labour only. This Work will be universally useful to all Carpenters, Bricklayers, Masons, Joiners, Plasterers, and others, concerned in the several Branches of Building, and comprehending the following Subjects, viz. Plans, Elevations, and Sections of Gentlemen’s Houses. Designs for Doors, Chimneys and Ceilings with their proper Embellishments, in the most modern Taste. A great Variety of Mouldings for Base and Surbace Architraves, Imposts, Friezes and Cornices, with their proper Ornaments, for Practice, drawn to Half-size: To which are added, Scales for enlarging or lessening at Pleasure. Also, Great Variety of Stair Cases; shewing the practical Method of executing them, in any Case required, viz. Groins, Angle Brackets, Circular Circular Flewing and Winding, Soffits, Domes, Sky Lights &c. all made plain and easy to the meanest Capacity. The Proportion of Windows for the Light to Rooms. Preparing Foundations; the Proportions of Chimneys to Rooms and Sections of Flews. The principal Timbers properly laid out on each Plan, viz. The Manner of framing the Roofs, and finding the Length and Backing of Hips, either square or bevel. Scantlings of the Timbers, figured in Proportion to their Bearing. The Method for Trussing Girders, Scarfing Plates &c. And many other Articles, particularly useful to all Persons in the Building Profession. The whole correctly Engraved on Forty-two Folio Copper Plates, from the Original Designs of William and James Pain.
Printed by H. D. Steel, for the Authors. 1786. First edition, folio, [2],14pp., 42 full-page Copper engraved plates (one double-page), minor worm track to head of title with a couple of marginal pinholes to some plates, new endpapers, neatly rebound in a period binding of half calf, marbled paper side, 5 raised bands, morocco label lettered in gilt. “The lengthy title accurately reflects the variety of subjects illustrated in the plates, from a large country mansion to details of moldings and staircase railings. The unusually large scale of the designs, especially for a builder’s manual, reflects the authors’ pretensions to have compiled a comprehensive treatise on British domestic architecture.”—Archer. Harris, 634; Archer, 239.1; RIBA, Early Printed Books, 2368: Millard, II, 49. (Book ref. 27938) £1375.00
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