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Arthur & Georgie Gaskin, Breeze, George (intro.)
1 Breeze, George (intro.) Arthur & Georgie Gaskin
Birmingham Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery 1981 0709301049 / 9780709301042 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Good, with general light sunning to covers. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding sound. 96pp. Several color and many b/w illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition held at The City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham from 11 February to 21 March 1982 which then toured to the Fine Art Society, London. It was the first exhibition devoted to all aspects of the work of Arthur and Georgie Gaskin, and the first covering Arthur's artistic output since the Memorial Exhibition of 1929. Gaskin (1862-1928) and his wife Georgie Gaskin (1868-1934) were members of the Birmingham Group of Artist-Craftsmen, which sought to apply the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement across the decorative arts. Like many of the group, Gaskin studied at the Birmingham School of Art under Edward R. Taylor and later taught there. Scarce. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Ernest Gimson and the Cotswold Group of Craftsmen: A Catalogue of Works by Ernest Gimson, Ernest and Sidney Barnsley and Peter Waals, in the collections of Leicestershire Museums, Carrutthers, Annette
2 Carrutthers, Annette Ernest Gimson and the Cotswold Group of Craftsmen: A Catalogue of Works by Ernest Gimson, Ernest and Sidney Barnsley and Peter Waals, in the collections of Leicestershire Museums
Leicester Leicestershire Art Galleries, Museums and Records Service 1978 0850220386 / 9780850220384 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners name neatly written at top of front endpaper. Binding sound. 92pp. Many b/w illustrations. The collection of work by Ernest Gimson, Ernest and Sidney Barnsley and Peter Waals described in this catalogue was started in 1919, the year of Gimson's death, when his widow presented to Leicester City Museum architectural drawings by Gimson for the new Federal Capital of Australia. Over the next twenty years several important gifts were received from Sydney Gimson and the nucleus of a fine collection was formed. This catalogue includes sections on furniture, chairs, plasterwork, metalwork, other designs and architecture, with an initial section on the history of the group. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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3 Colbeck, John Pottery: techniques of Decoration
London B T Batsford 1991 0713460547 / 9780713460544 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 288pp. Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs. The author was a student at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. Subsequently he taught part-time at the Central School and at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham. Using photographs and illustrations, he shows simply and clearly the processes involved in creating a wide variety of pottery decoration. The contents include impressed and modelled relief, sprigging, marbling, feathering, burnishing, wax resist, stencilling and many more techniques. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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Making Shadow Puppets (Leisure Crafts series No.30), Coleman, Elizabeth and Bryan, Rosamund
4 Coleman, Elizabeth and Bryan, Rosamund Making Shadow Puppets (Leisure Crafts series No.30)
London Search Press Ltd. 1971 0855322748 / 9780855322748 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Card covered stapled booklet. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. 32pp. Many b/w and colour illustrations. This booklet includes details of how to create a shadow screen and attach a suitable light unit, as well as how to create shadow puppets. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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C.R.Ashbee: Architect, Designer & Romantic Socialist, Crawford, Alan
5 Crawford, Alan C.R.Ashbee: Architect, Designer & Romantic Socialist
New Haven and London Yale University Press 1985 0300034679 / 9780300034677 Cloth Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Oatmeal colour cloth with title in black on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, some neat notes in biro on blank reverse of last page of text. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 499pp.203 b/w illustrations. This was the first in-depth biography of Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942), the architect, designer, social reformer and major force behind the Arts and Crafts movement. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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Philip Webb and his Work, Lethaby, W.R.
6 Lethaby, W.R. Philip Webb and his Work
London Raven Oak Press 1979 0906997003 / 9780906997000 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New edition. This biography first appeared as a series of articles in The Builder in 1925 and was subsequently reprinted unchanged in 1935 by the Oxford University Press. This edition incorporates some corrections and hitherto unpublished material from the author's MS in the RIBA Library. Navy blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 323pp. 42 b/w plates. Philip Webb (1831-1915) was a close colleague and friend of William Morris, and a co-founder of the famous "Firm". He had a great influence on domestic architecture in England during the latter part of the 19th century and was the main proponent of the practical conservation policies of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Scarce. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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7 Miles, Betty At the Sign of the Rainbow - Margaret Calkin James 1895-1985
Nr.Alcester, Warwickshire Felix Scribo 2005 0952848112 / 9780952848110 Soft cover Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Revised and enlarged edition (first published 1996). Softcover. Condition: Fine. 84pp. Many colour illustrations. This book tells the story of Margaret Calkin James, a calligrapher, graphic designer, textile printer, watercolour painter and printmaker. Her training in calligraphy at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, followed by the early years at her Rainbow Workshops and marriage to the architect C H James, led to many freelance commissions as a designer for some of the most progressive and prestigious clients of the inter-war years, including London Transport and the Curwen Press. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Constantin Brancusi: A Survey of his Work (Clarendon Studies in the History of Art), Miller, Sanda
8 Miller, Sanda Constantin Brancusi: A Survey of his Work (Clarendon Studies in the History of Art)
Oxford Clarendon Press 1995 0198175140 / 9780198175148 Hardcover Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Navy hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound. A few of the margins have short vertical pencil lines beside the text. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear, and one small vertical one inch repaired tear to the rear of the jacket where it meets the spine. 256pp. 163 b/w plates plus b/w frontispiece. The author, Sanda Miller was the first Western European historian to subject Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) to exhaustive analysis. The material on Brancusi's childhood and training both as a craftsman and fine artist at the School of Art and Crafts in Craiova and the Academy of fine Arts in Bucharest respectively, provide a new basis for the assessment of his work, after as well as before his arrival in Paris. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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9 Robinson, Stuart A Fertile Field: An outline History of the Guild of Gloucestershire Crafstmen and the Crafts in Gloucestershire
Cheltenham, Glos. The Guild of Gloucestershire Craftsmen and Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery 1983 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, stapled booklet. Cream paper with title in black on front cover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear and soiling. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 32pp. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Garden-craft Old and New, Sedding (the late), John D.
10 Sedding (the late), John D. Garden-craft Old and New
London Kegan Paul Trench & Trubner 1892 Cloth Fair No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
With a memorial notice by the Rev.E.F.Russell. Second edition. Pale green cloth with titles in gilt on front cover and spine and image in gilt of a sundial on the front cover. Condition: Fair to good, govers are generally lightly shelfworn and sunned, with heavier sunning to spine. Head and tail of spine also guite shelfworn and bumped. Browning and foxing to endpapers. Text bright and clean. Inner rear joint beginning to wear a little, otherwise binding sound, no inscriptions. 215pp. Sixteen illustrations. Chapters include sections on The Theory of the Garden, Art in a Garden and the "Landscape Garden". John Dando Sedding (1838-1891) was a church architect in Britain, working on new buildings and repair work, with an interest in a 'crafted Gothic' style. He was an influential figure in the Arts and Crafts movement, many of whose leading designers studied in his offices. They included Ernest Gimson, Ernest Barnsley and Herbert Ibberson. His 1889 lecture, "The Architectural Treatment of Gardens", was influential in the revival espoused by Reginald Blomfield, of "Jacobean" features such as terraces, covered walks, bowling greens, clipped yew hedges and topiary, which would combine with "cottage garden" elements in the Arts and Crafts gardens of 1890-1915. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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The Birmingham Magazine of Arts and Industries, Vol.2, Spurrier, W.J. (ed.)
11 Spurrier, W.J. (ed.) The Birmingham Magazine of Arts and Industries, Vol.2
Birmingham The Birmingham Magazine Company 1900 Cloth Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
NB: Vol.2 only.Olive green cloth with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Undated, but c.1900. Condition: Good, with some general light shelfwear and rubbing to covers. Slightly more wear to head and tail of spine. Front pastedown bears the bookplate of James Bertram Falkner Cartland, the father of the novelist Barbara Cartland. Light browning and foxing to endpapers. Binding sound. 176pp. plus subscribers list and some announcements and period advertisements to rear. Many b/w illustrations. The book includes sections on Birmingham including photographers, health, the brassfoundry industry (of which the firm of James Cartland & Son was one of the most important), the homes of the makers of Birmingham, including Pitmaston, the home of Sir John Holder, electric and gas lighting. Scarce. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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12 Turner, Tom English Garden Design: History and Styles Since 1650
Woodbridge, Suffolk The Antique Collectors Club 1986 0907462251 / 9780907462255 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Olive green cloth with text in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and some sunning to spine and immediate surrounding area. Price-clipped. 238pp. 69 colour illustrations, 240 b/w illustrations. In this book, the author describes and illustrates eleven styles of garden design: Enclosed, French Dutch, Forest, Serpentine, Irregular, Transition, Italian, Mixed, Arts and Crafts, and Abstract, and developed by designers such as Loudon, Kent, Brown, Paxton, Jekyll, Lutyens, Tunnard, Brooks and Jellicoe. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 36.00 GBP
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Charles Canning Winmill: An Architect's Life, Winmill, Joyce M.
13 Winmill, Joyce M. Charles Canning Winmill: An Architect's Life
London J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd. 1946 Cloth Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Dark green cloth with title in gilt within brown label on spine. Condition: Good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and an old sellotape repair to small tear at top of spine. Not price-clipped. 148pp. 12 b/w plates plus b/w frontispiece and several b/w sketch illustrations within text. Charles Canning Winmill (1865-1945) worked for the London County Council (he designed the St.John's Wood Fire Station in Eton Avenue, London NW3, completed in 1915 for example) he was active in the Arts and Crafts movement, and was a great admirer of the work of Philip Webb. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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