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Piet Mondrian 1872-1944

By: Bois, Yve-Alan et al.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Boston, New York, Toronto, London, Bulfinch Press (Little, Brown & Co.): 1995

Seller ID: 005553

ISBN: 0821221647

Condition: Very Good


Grey hardcover with title in black on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Faint black mark to half-title. No inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear and very light sunning to top of dustjacket edges. This book was published on the occasion of the most comprehensive exhibition ever undertaken on the work of Piet Mondrian, which was held to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the artist's death. It toured f... View more info

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A test of violence

By: Brolly, Brian T. (intro.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Universal Pictures Ltd.: 1969

Seller ID: 005877

Condition: Good


Card covered stapled booklet. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Many b/w illustrations. 8pp.This booklet illustrates the work of the Spanish artist, Juan Genoves (b.1930) contained in the short film "A test of violence" . It was the first short film to be produced and sponsored by Universal Pictures in England, and was created by Stuart Cooper and Daniel Rees in collaboration with the Marlborough Gallery in London. View more info

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The Girl Guide Omnibus Book of Ideas

By: Burgess, E.M.R.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd.: 1961

Seller ID: 005185

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Light blue card covers with title in dark blue on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers and light sunning and creasing to spine. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 358pp. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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The company of Barbers and Surgeons

By: Burn, Ian (ed.)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Farrand Press: 2000

Seller ID: 005222

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with title in gilt on spine and the crest of the Company of Barbers and Surgeons in gilt on front cover. Glassine dustjacket. Condition: Very good, essentially fine with a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 305pp. Several colour and b/w illustrations. This book is a record of the life and times of the Worshipful Company of Barbers of London over nearly seven centuries, published to celebrate the advent of the third millenium. This is a... View more info

The Laws of Piquet Adopted By the Portland and Turf Clubs with a treatise on the Game

By: Cavendish

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Thomas De La Rue & Co.: 1892

Seller ID: 004279

Condition: Good


Eight edition. Dark green cloth embossed with hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs to the edges and title in gilt on front cover and spine. All edges gilt. Lattice patterned endpapers. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners name on blank page preceding half-title. 208pp. The book includes chapters on the description of the game, the conduct of the game, discarding, calling and playing the cards. View more info

Landscape Design with Plants

By: Clouston, Brian (ed.)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Oxford, Heinemann Newnes for the Landscape Institute: 1990

Seller ID: 005643

ISBN: 0434902349

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with a few small faint white marks to front endpaper. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 544pp. Many b/w illustrations. Landscape Design with Plants is a practical reference book. The second edition retains the original structure of the book, first considering design principles and going on to deal with the technical aspects of planting a... View more info

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Regency Furniture

By: Collard, Frances

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, Antique Collectors' Club: 1987

Seller ID: 005559

ISBN: 0907462510

Condition: Very Good


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 tas... View more info

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Malevich

By: de Wilde E. (foreword)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam: 1970

Seller ID: 005530

Condition: Good


Softcover. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and light sunning to cover edges. Binding sound. 168pp. 20 colour plates and many b/w illustrations. This cataogue was produced to document the work by the Russian artist Kasimir Malevich (1878-1935) held at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. The collection includes 36 paintings and gouaches, 15 drawings and 18 "charts". The paintings were all shown in the Berlin exhibition of 1927, and this catalogue also in... View more info

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Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud

By: Gayford, Martin

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson Ltd.: 2011

Seller ID: 005459

ISBN: 0500238758

Condition: Fine


Navy blue hardcover with title in silver on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 247pp. 64 illustrations, 58 in colour. This book tells the history of a portrait, seen from the sitter's point of view - the inside story of how it feels to pose for a remarkable artist, and be transformed into a work of art. View more info

Bauhaus Furniture: A Legend Reviewed/Bauhaus-mobel: Eine Legende wird besichtigt

By: Hahn, Peter (intro.)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Berlin, Bauhaus Archive: 2002

Seller ID: 005592

ISBN: 3922613160

Condition: Good


NB: Dual text in English and German. Softcover. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 349pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition held at the Bauhaus Archive, Berlin from 31st October 2002 to 10th March 2003. It focuses on the wealth and diversity of what was produced at the school in the relatively short period 1919-1933. View more info

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Matisse and Modigliani Drawings

By: Hanover Gallery

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Hanover Gallery: 1962

Seller ID: 005682

Condition: Good


Card covered stapled catalogue. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and very light soiling. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of drawings by Matisse and Modigliani held at the Hanover Gallery, London from 21 March to 19 April 1962. It contains no text apart from the details accompanying the b/w plates. (6 b/w plates of work by Matisse and 7 of work by Modigliani). View more info

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Description of Mr.Haydon's Picture of Christ's Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem now exhibiting here

By: Haydon, Benjamin Robert

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Unknown: 1820

Seller ID: 005971

Condition: Fair


Buff colour paper-covered sewn booklet with title in black on front cover. Undated, but circa 1820. Condition: Fair to good, covers have general light shelfwear with some light foxing and soiling. Title page has some light soiling and faint indentations. Occasional light foxing and soiling within booklet. 16pp. This booklet contains Benjamin Haydon's own description of his painting entitled Christ's Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem (completed c.1820), and his strength of ... View more info

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The Painter and Sculptor, Vol.1., No.1

By: Hayman, Patrick (ed.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Painter and Sculptor Press: 1958

Seller ID: 005552

Condition: Fair


Card-covered stapled magazine. Condition: Fair to good, front cover beginning to separate from staples at spine. General light shelfwear to covers and text. Pages, 9, 28 and 29 have some smudging. Staples beginning to rust in centre, causing some light rust staining to immediate surrounding area. 29pp. Several b/w illustrations. Includes essays on Cecil Collins, Peter Lanyon and Picasso, as well as an essay by Lindsay Anderson entitled "a Polish film" and Stefan ... View more info

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Music: A Joy for Life

By: Heath, Sir Edward

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1977

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 005605

ISBN: 0283983493

Condition: Very Good


January 1977 reprint of the 1976 third printing.Maroon hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound. Inscribed on the front endpaper in ink by Sir Edward Heath to the previous owners and dated 26.X.77. Impression of a paper-clip to top of front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. 204pp. plus index. Many b/w illustrations. View more info

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Technology of Fire Insurance and Guide to Fire Insurance Surveying

By: Howard-Blood, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Stone & Cox Ltd.: 1935

Seller ID: 004824

Condition: Good


Brown cloth with title in gilt on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Gilt title on spine is dulled. Light browning to endpapers. 610pp. Several b/w plates and diagrams. This handbook to the technology of fire insurance is of course largely out of date, but some aspects are still relevant. The book includes sections on fire insurance plans, reports, building construction, artificial lighting and heating, fire detection and extinction, ... View more info

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English Furniture at a Glance

By: Jones, Barbara

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, The Architectural Press: 1954

Seller ID: 004275

Condition: Good


Yellow hardcover with title in purple on spine. Condition: Good, with light foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with a couple of chips missing. Not price-clipped. Now protected by clear removable cellophane. 96pp. Over 200 line drawings of furniture by Barbara Jones. Essentially a furniture recognition book, this book describes and illustrates English furniture from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century.... View more info

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

By: Joyce, James

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1930

Seller ID: 005175

Condition: Fair


Softcover. Cream paper covers with title in black on front cover and spine. This is Vol.4937 in the Tacunitz collection of British and American Authors. Condition: Fair to good, covers have general shelfwear and sunning with a water splashmark to the top righthand corner of the front cover, not affecting the book internally in any way. The spine is quite worn. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Text is clean and bright. The 32pp. publishers list to the rear is printed on di... View more info

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Mrs Coade's Stone

By: Kelly, Alison

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire, The Self-Publishing Association in conjunction with the Georgian Group: 1990

Seller ID: 006027

ISBN: 1854210556

Condition: Good


Maroon hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding sound. 327pp. Many b/w illustrations. In this book the author traces the origin and history of Coade stone.This extraordinary stoneware, which proved to be more durable and weather resistant than stone itself, has its origins in the second half of the 18th century. In her factory in Lambeth, South London, Eleanor Coade r... View more info

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The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - Sothebys' New York, April 23-26, 1996

By: Kennedy, Caroline and John (intro.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York, Sotheby's New York: 1996

Seller ID: 005718

Condition: Good


Softcover. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers and some light soiling to spine. 584pp. Many colour illustrations. This 1195 lot catalogue was produced to accompany the auction of items belonging to the estate to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis held at Sotheby's New York from April 23-26, 1996. It includes paintings, books and jewellery, many with presidential associations. A heavy catalogue - will require extra postage charges if to be sent outside UK. View more info

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The Construction of Roads and Streets (Weale's Scientific & Technical series)

By: Law, H. And Clark, D.K.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Crosby, Lockwood & Son: 1901

Seller ID: 004247

Condition: Good


New edition by A.J.Wallis-Tayler. Sixth edition, revised with additional chapters. Pale brown cloth with title in black on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with general light soiling and shelfwear to covers. Spine sunned. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 472pp. 95 b/w illustrations. plus advertising and publishers list. Chapters include sections on the construction of wooden, asphalt, concrete and stone pavements. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" t... View more info