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Regency Furniture, Collard, Frances
1 Collard, Frances Regency Furniture
Woodbridge, Suffolk Antique Collectors' Club 1987 0907462510 / 9780907462514 Cloth Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Brown cloth with title in gilt on front cover and spine. Reprint of the 1985 first edition. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. 346pp. 304 b/w illustrations, 40 colour plates. The author carefully explains Regency furniture, popularly defined as the furniture produced in the period 1790-1840, and the influences on its design, for example, Sheraton's neoclassicism, Henry Holland's Anglo-French tase, the Greek revival of Thomas Hope, the Chinoiserie favoured by the Prince Regent, to an interest in the Gothic, Old English and rustic. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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A History of the Gothic revival (The Victorian Library), Eastlake, Charles L. (edited with an introduction by J.Mordaunt Crook)
2 Eastlake, Charles L. (edited with an introduction by J.Mordaunt Crook) A History of the Gothic revival (The Victorian Library)
Leicester Leicester University Press 1970 0718550056 / 9780718550059 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New edition. (originally published in 1872). Bright blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with previous owners name neatly written at top of front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear, light sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 209pp. 48 b/w woodcuts, 26 further b/w illustrations. In this book Eastlake set out to provide a detailed record of "one of the most remarkable revolutions in national art that his country has seen". He was determined "to chronicle facts rather than offer criticisms". In the appendix he supplied details of 343 neo-Gothic buildings ereted between 1820 and 1870. In the text he dealt a lenght with the influence of Horace Walpole, Pugin and Ruskin, and the architecture of Wyatt, Barry, Butterfield, Scott, Burges, Waterhouse and many more. This new edition reproduces the full text of Eastlake's work, together with an introduction by Dr.J.Mordaunt Crook, a comprehensive bibliography and an extra section of 26 illustrations. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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3 Ferrey, Benjamin Recollections of Pugin
London Scolar Press 1978 0859673588 / 9780859673587 Hardcover Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Introduction by Clive Wainwright, and full index by Jane Wainright. Blue hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, binding sound, text clean no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, covers are quite sunned, and generally shelfworn. Not price-clipped. 473pp. Pugin is universally known as the key figure in the creation of the Victorian phase of the Gothic revival. He was simultaneously author, decorative designer, antiquary, ecclesiologist and architect. This is one of the principal accounts of Pugin, containing a wealth of detail and personal recollections not recorded elsewhere. Ferrey and Pugin were close friends during their youth and were fellow pupils in the office of Pugin's father A.C.Pugin, whose career is also included in this book. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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4 Gloag, John The English Tradition in Design
London A & C Black 1959 Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Pale blue hardcover with titles in silver on spine. Condition: Very good, text clean, no marks or inscriptions. Binding sound apart from one loose photographic plate. D/j condition: Fair, spine sunned, with general shelfwear, no price-clipped. 89pp. First published as a King Penguin book in 1947, this is the revised and enlarged edition. Contains chapters on Mediaeval roots, Victorian industrial design and the handicraft revival. 40 b/w plates and 74 illustrations within text. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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5 Loftie, W.J. Inigo Jones and Wren or the Rise and Decline of Modern architecture in England
London Rivington, Percival & Co. 1893 Cloth Fair No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Maroon cloth with titles in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt. Condition: Fair to good, covers and spine have light shelfwear, with some bumping to spine and cover corners. Some foxing to endpapers. Bookplate of a previous owner (Lt.Col.C.V.S. Downes of Aspley House, Bedfordshire) on front pastedown, and another previous owners name (an architectural historian) in pencil on half-title. Very light browning to text edges throughout. Binding sound. 284pp. Many b/w plates, and line drawings within text. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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William Burges and the High Victorian Dream, Mordaunt Crook, J.
6 Mordaunt Crook, J. William Burges and the High Victorian Dream
London John Murray 1981 071953822X / 9780719538223 Cloth Fine Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Purple cloth with title in gilt within white label on spine. Condition: Fine, previous owners name (an architect) neatly written at top of front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Fine, with a hint of sunning to inner flaps of dustjacket, and very light shelfwear to base of spine of jacket. 454pp. 260 b/w plates. Whe he died in 1881 William Burges was widely regarded as the most brilliant architect-designer of his generation. He was a Pre-Raphaelite architect, and like his Pre-Raphaelite friends he sought an artistic Holy Grail in a Victorian vision of the Middle Ages. In architecture he rivals Butterfield, Street and Norman Shaw. In furniture and stained glass he eclipses the finest work of Morris & Co. In jewellery and metalwork he is without rival, except perhaps for his hero Pugin. Scarce. 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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Garden-craft Old and New, Sedding (the late), John D.
7 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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William Butterfield, Thompson, Paul
8 Thompson, Paul William Butterfield
London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1971 0710069308 / 9780710069306 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Grey hardcover with title in gilt on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with previous owners name on front endpaper and very faint crease to lower right hand corner of text. Dustjacket condition: Fine, with just a hint of shelfwear. Price-clipped. 526pp. 25 colour and 392 b/w illustrations. This was the first biography of William Butterfield (1814-1900). Butterfield was the pioneer of the original High Victorian phase of the Gothic Revival, and the first Victorian architect to experiment with constructional colour. The book seeks, through a combined discussion of Butterfield's personality, his style, and the social situation within which he worked, to reach a new understanding not merely of Butterfield, but of the whole significance of High Victorian architecture. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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