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Art Crafts for Amateurs by Fred Miller (£133.00)Publisher: H. Virtue & Co. — 1901Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Leans. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Hinge starting at the front pastedown. Text bright and tight. A nice, if fragile, copy.Description: 4pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear. From the introduction: “The author’s aim has been to take the leading art-crafts, and to approach them, from two points of view that of the practice of them and that of scheming for and designing for them. Many useful hints and suggestions of a practical nature can be imparted by a practical worker in writing to those who have made a start, or even to those who are about to begin; while in the matter of design this can be dealt with in a yet more emphatic way by the help of illustrations, and the publishers have allowed the author to be prodigal in this matter, there being no less than 178 in the present work, gathered from many sources, and giving examples of craftsmen of very divergent tendencies.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". Decorative boards with Black / Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 248 pages. Tags: wood carving beaten metal work repoussé clay modelling metal work relief enamelling enamelled jewellery bookbinding leather work inlaying stained wood decoration gesso painting relief fret work needlework animal forms decoration stencilling poker work wood leather decorative painting rooms furniture craftsmen
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22
Islamic Ornamental Design: 1001 Ornamental Motifs by Claude Humbert (£74.00)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 057111587X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Notes: 235 pages. Tags: islamic decoration ornament, decoration ornament, islamic pictorial works, islamic designs illustrations, islamic designs, ornament oriental, books written claude humbert
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Public Sculpture of the City of London by Philip Ward-Jackson (£59.00)Publisher: Liverpool: Liverpool University Press — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853239673]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Number 7 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 9" x 10". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Public Sculpture of Britain series. [XXXI] 520 pages. Tags: public sculpture britain decoration ornament architectural england london memorials monuments bibliographies catalogues discographies greater art installation history europe architecture buildings commercial industrial
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley by Percy Bysshe Shelley (£53.00)Publisher: MacMillan & Co. — 1896Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Upper and lower board, although quite presentable if a little rubbed at the edges, are weak at the join with spine with the upper board now detached. Internally in fine condition with no spotting etc, with an inscription to ffep.Description: Full leather binding with gilt borders to boards, seven raised bands and further gilt titling and decoration to spine. Portraiture frontispiece. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled, tops a little dusty. 708pp. Index. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5")Tags: shelley english romantic poets
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Mrs. Beeton's Household Management: A Complete Cookery Book by Isabella Beeton (£41.00)Publisher: London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited — 1950Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper much edgeworn and faded with tears to the spine ends and corners with the leading edge of the lower panel creased and near worn through. Spine bowed. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates [16 inc.]; Colour frontispiece; Advertisements;

From the cover: “Isabella Mary Beeton was born in London is 1836, where she grew up in a household of twenty-one children. It took Isabella four years to compile her masterwork, publishing Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management in 1861. It contains an enormous amount of information to help people live, in Isabella Beeton’s own words, economically, tastefully and well. Her style, imparting information as clearly and simply as possible, was hugely influential. The book sold 60,000 copies in its first year, but Isabella Beeton died four years later, in 1865, aged just twenty-eight. The enduring popularity of Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management is testament to the quality of her advice.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Red Spine Strip on Grey boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XVI] 1680 [16] pages. Tags: beeton home economics interior decoration cooking english cookery britain social customs 19th century house maintenance child care upbringing repair manuals
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Figureheads: Carving On Ships from Ancient Times to Twentieth Century by Giancarlo Costa (£34.00)Publisher: Nautical Publishing Company — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333318099]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “The figureheads on the bows of sailing ships represent a unique art form. They have been used from the dawn of history until modem times and are surveyed here age by age and type by type. Such section heads as ‘The Vikings’, ‘State Barges’, ‘Female Subjects’ and ‘The Clipper’ indicate the variety of carving which is described both in words and in many brilliant colour photographs. Around these figureheads is woven maritime history and anecdote, which gives extra meaning to these much travelled and significant images.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 174 pages. Tags: figureheads christopher phoenicians eighteenth nineteenth decoration tornstrom elaborate economise sixteenth classical mythology primitive successes egyptians allegory warriors columbus european subjects attempts military merchant valhalla painted atlanta royalty ancient scrolls clipper vikings shields century eagles navies change middle period female figure barges fears naval state ships johan royal evil wind more ages navy some age man eye and bow the
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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At Home: A Century of New Zealand Design by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins (£32.00)Publisher: Godwit (Aukland: New Zealand) — 2004Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Small scuff to the upper wrapper at the join otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Plans;

From the cover: “At Home: A Century of New Zealand Design is a personal journey by leading architecture and design writer Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, in pursuit of a distinctive New Zealand sense of style, is the story of those New Zealanders who put the creation of a contemporary living environment first, not only as an expression of individualism but as their contribution to the development of a recognisable New Zealand culture.

Taking the first decade of the twentieth century as its starting point, joins the story of the New Zealand house just at the point when its inhabitants began to ask whether a uniquely local expression might be possible. It charts the way in which imported movements, fashions and styles in twentieth-century architecture and design were adopted — or adapted — by New Zealanders to create personalised home environments, whether international in style or an attempt at something distinctively local.

In At Home: A Century of New Zealand Design, Douglas Lloyd Jenkins draws on his depth of knowledge to tell, in an accessible style, an alternative history of New Zealand, in which style and fashion have been key in building local culture. He sheds light on many lesser-known architects and designers, as well as those more widely recognised, challenging the notion of the architect as the sole creative force behind the progressive house.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 9¼". 342 pages. Tags: architecture domestic new zealand history 20th century interior decoration design douglas lloyd jenkins
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Decorative Arts 1960's: A Sourcebook by Charlotte & Peter Fiell (£32.00)Publisher: Koln: Taschen — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 3822864056]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Plans;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". 575 pages. Tags: decorative arts history 20th century design photography art media united states conceptual graphic home garden interior decoration ornament fashion
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Das Glas Des Jugendstils: Katalog D. Sammlung Hentrich Im Kunstmuseum Du¨sseldorf by Helga Hilschenz (£30.00)Publisher: Prestel — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 3791303503]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little tanned with the laminate starting to lift in places. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: German language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 535 pages. Tags: hilschenz 3791303503 hentrich helmut art kunstmuseum du¨sseldorf glasmuseum catalogs glassware germany decoration ornament nouveau west dsseldorf dusseldorf
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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Ornamental Design 1850 Ornementale Kunst 1850 Motifs Ornementaux 1850 Design Ornementale 1850 El Diseno Ornamental 1850 by Pepin Van Roojen (£30.00)Publisher: Amsterdam: The Pepin Press — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9054960302]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers with a small sticker ghost to the upper panel. Text block has a faint ripple throughout although the plates are well preserved. A good copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates;

From the cover: “The material presented in this book was originally published in the early 1870s, and representative of styles prevalent in the preceding decades. This was a period during which ornamental design became increasingly widespread, but, ironically, not a time during which many new designs were developed. Instead, the past was raided by architects, artists and craftsmen, and shapes and patterns that at one point in history may have had revered meanings, were copied, altered, combined or split to pieces, without much consideration for their original purpose. However, the result is a wealth of beautiful design. Practically every ornamental style known to early and mid-nineteenth century Europeans, from ancient Egyptian to Baroque, is represented here. The main items illustrated are ceramics, metalware, glass objects, furniture, carpets and other textiles, either complete, or in detail. There are also some architectural elements and examples of interior decoration.

Design inspired by ancient ancient Egypt displays the presence of stylised lotus flowers, motifs reminiscent of hieroglyphs, zig-zag patterns and spiralling constructions. Many examples of Greek ornamental design were copied from friezes on which mythical events were recorded. Very popular Greek ornaments are fret, spiral and bead borders, variations on the echinus (egg and dart), the acanthus and rosettes and palmettes. A principal characteristic of Greek design is the use of columns in architecture and interiors, topped with elaborate capitals. Very simply put, Roman adornment seems to have been largely an exuberant extension of the Greek visual vocabulary, with Etruscan elements added. Some of the mosaic designs in this book were clearly based on Pompeian originals. The so-called Byzantine school is a blending of styles: Greek, Roman, and early Christian ornaments, combined with elements from Persia and Syria. Byzantine ornamentation was one of the sources of Islamic decorative style, with elaborate geometrical patterns due to the interdiction of representations of living things. Illustrative of the Moorish style are the inter-woven formations based on Arabic calligraphy. The Gothic period contributed, among others, variations on the clover leaf: trefoils, quatrefoils and cinquefoils, but also the fleur-de-lis and the Tudor rose. During the Renaissance, the classical Greco-Roman models were rejuvenated and complemented with elements from the Near Orient. Especially in architecture, classical orders were followed. In ornamental design, freer patterns became fashionable. Of course, the Renaissance motifs used during the period covered by this book, were, again, often combined with other styles.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". 376 pages. Tags: roojen 9054960302 decoration ornament design manuals historic styles ornamental style ceramics metalware glass objects furniture carpets leaf trefoils quatrefoils cinquefoils renaissance motifs
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72
The King's Achievement by Robert Hugh Benson (£28.00)Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons — 1906Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. End papers a little browned. Some very light bumping at corners, head and tail. Internally bright and clean but top edges dusty.Description: Brown cloth with gilt titling on spine, gilt titling and white decoration to front cover. 511pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5")
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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London Interiors by Jane Edwards (£27.00)Publisher: Taschen — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 3822862185]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, slightly pulled at the head of the upper panel. Gently knocked at the base of the spine with a ding to the bottom edge of the upper board. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Text in German, French & English.

From the cover: “London is swinging again. The latest design trends, the best musicals, the most innovative plays and films are born in the capital of “Cool Britannia”. What catches on in Notting Hill, Soho and Hoxton now influences taste as far away as the North Cape and Tierra del Fuego. At the same time, the city on the Thames, one of the most cosmopolitan on the planet, is home to people from every corner of the world and has assimilated many of their traditions and tastes. With over 300 pages of rich colour photographs, “London Interiors” takes an intimate look at more than 40 private residences, among others the Indian-inspired hideaway of musician Talvin Singh and an amusing houseboat moored in Kew. From a 19305 penthouse at Highpoint Two, landmark of British Modernism, via the eccentric home of a “Royalist” living among Lady Di memorabilia to a loft crammed with “sexy kitsch”, the tenth volume of the successful Interiors series is a window on the private worlds of a handful of Londoners whose homes reflect the city in all its spirited diversity.”
Notes: Size: 12¾"x 9¾". Grey boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 303 pages. Tags: interior decoration england london pictorial works architecture design celebrities dwellings homes and haunts interiors british isles art jane edwards angelika taschen first editions firsts printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72
Wild Animals: Their Nature Habits and Instincts by Mary Roberts (£27.00)Publisher: John W. Parker & Son — 1854Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards soiled, faded and frayed at corners, head and tail. Ffep excised. Shaken. Top edges dusty. The pages, whilst occasionally lightly spotted, are actually quite presentable. A good reference copy.Description: Brown cloth, now faded, with embossed decoration to boards. Illustrated with steel engravings. 290pp. Size: 8vo Foolscap (6¾" x 4")
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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The Art of Flowers by Laurence Buffet-Challié (£24.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper pleasant overall but has two short closed tears to the top edge, one at the head of the spine and the other at the head of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Box a little faded and marked but more than acceptable.Description: 41 colour plates. 87 black and white illustrations. 78 explanatory diagrams. From the cover: “The flower as a decorative object is an integral part of the home and in recent times has become an important element in the art of interior design. Here, for the first time, the national styles of Germany, England, France, Italy and Scandinavia have been compared, each influenced by the particular climate, way of life, and artistic history of their country. The book begins with the study of basic forms and techniques; later the amateur is taught how to exploit the natural beauty of flowers, how to see colours and arrange a design which will blend in with its setting. The flower arrangements are shown simply and clearly; explanatory diagrams of their construction appear next to the magnificent colour plates or black and white illustrations, most of which have been especially photographed for this book. The author, a specialist in the art of decoration, writes in collaboration with Jacques Bedat, an eminent florist, who created many of the flower arrangements reproduced, and whose creative fantasy is shown in his arrangements for the Rothschilds, the Duchess of Windsor, Renault, Citroen and many others. The Art of Flowers is dedicated to the flower-lover, whether the source of his pleasure is growing, arranging or just looking at flowers.”Notes: Illustrated by Jacques Bedat. Size: 9¾" x 10¼". Red boards with Blue titling to the Spine. 207 pages. Tags: advice almond analogous anemone anne’s architectural arrangements aster asymmetrical atmosphere autumn baby’s banquet barbecue basic baskets bellflower berry birthday bishop-thorpe blackamoor bleeding blossoms breath buffets bulrush buttercup calla camaieu camellia candle-cups caring carnation centaury chips christening chrysanthemum classical cleaning clearlife clematis climbing collecting colour conditioning containers contrast cornflower cutters cymbidium daisy
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72
The History of Silver by Edited by Claude Blair (£24.50)Publisher: Macdonald Orbis — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356140679]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Faint edgewear otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. This guide to silver is as much for the reader with a broad interest in the decorative arts and their historical background as for the serious collector. 256pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 4to Royal (12½" x 9¾") Introduction / preface by Claude Blair.Tags: mazcpa-koledinsky silver-mounted churchwarden's flying-scroll breaking-wave out-of-period candlesnuffer candleshears candlesticks acid-etching silversmiths restorations box-cum-vins chinoiserie half-sphere vinaigrette thimblecase salt-cellar elizabethan chippendale breadalbane accessories lionsejant hanoverian bell-shape enrichment birmingham chesterman needlework silverwork decoration collection gadrooning de-chasing references goldsmiths thumbpiece collecting collectors silverware hall-marks brentford chocolate tigerware companies cruciform victorian guilloche sweetmeat engraving montaigne
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72
A Complete Concordance to the Old and New Testament: or a Dictionary and Alphabetical Index to the Bible by Alexander Cruden (£24.00)Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co. — 1896Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards a little rubbed at extremities, some fraying and a little soiled overall. Slightly shaken, hinges weakening. Internally bright and clean.Description: Red cloth with gilt titling and decoration to spine, black titling and decorations to upper board. A COMPLETE TABLE OF PROPER NAMES WITH THEIR MEANINGS IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGES A CONCORDANCE TO THE PROPER NAMES OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT, A CONCORDANCE TO THE APOCRYPHA, AND A COMPENDIUM OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, WITH A MEMOIR By WILLIAM YOUNGMAN. 719pp. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Flowerworks by Hilary Walden (£24.00)Publisher: Windward — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0711204810]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped. Taped repair to foot of upper panel. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: Flowerworks is both a fascinating introduction to the multifaceted nature of flowers and a practical guide to their uses. From infusions and decoctions to shampoos and salads, it shows how flowers meet our present-day concerns for healthy attractive food, beauty without cruelty, simplicity in decoration and alternative medicine. All the flowers are easily acquired from window boxes, gardens, hedgerows, florists or herbalists, and instructions are given on gathering, storing and drying.Notes: Size: 10¼" x 10¼". 159 pages. Tags: herbalists alternative medicine flowers
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22
The Children's Golden Treasure Book for 1937 by VARIOUS (£24.00)Publisher: Odhams — 1937Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good+. Overall in very nice condition with just slightest spotting to foredges. Minor tear to 3 pages at top edges c. pp 344 but text unaffected.Description: Red cloth with inlaid colour decoration to front board, gilt titling and decoration to spine and front cover. 4 colour plates plus duotone and other line drawings. Illustrated / decorative end papers. 384pp. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72
A Literary History of India by R.W. Frazer (£23.00)Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin — 1907Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners, somewhat rubbed with some fraying at lower edges. End papers and page edges spotted. Rear end papers grubby. Rear hinges weakening. Top edges dusty. Internally clean & bright.Description: Grey cloth with gilt titling and decoration on spine. Illustrated frontispiece. 2nd Impression [1898]. 2pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". 470 pages. Tags: aryans bards brahmanism buddhism aryan thought the epics the drama south india manners bengal mrs belnos
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72
Adventures and Traditions by Andrew Glass (£23.00)Publisher: William Rankin — 1884Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Cover slightly rubbed at extremities with some slight fraying at corners, head and tail. End papers spotted with occasional light spotting elsewhere. Top edges dusty otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Brown cloth with gilt titling on spine, gilt titling and black decoration on cover. 188pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5")
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Egypt: From Prehistory to the Romans by Dietrich Wildung (£22.00)Publisher: Köln, Lisboa, London, New York, Paris, Tokyo: Taschen — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 3822882526]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Dietrich Wildung gives a compelling account of the breathtaking architectural achievements in the Valley of the Nile during one of the oldest architectural eras: from the earliest royal tombs from c. 3000 B. C. to the pyramids of Giza and the temples of Karnak and Luxor. This volume provides a fascinating insight into a civilization that has caught the imagination of countless generations since its demise, elucidating not only 3000 years of architectural history, but also outlining the related visual arts, reliefs and wall paintings. With more than 250 colour illustrations, computer-aided reconstructions, plans of famous buildings and clear chronological tables that place architectural developments within the context of historical events, this publication makes a considerable and highly readable contribution towards a more profound understanding of Egyptian culture.”
Notes: Illustrated by Anne & Henri Stierlin (Photos.). Size: 12" x 9¾". Yellow boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Taschen's World Architecture series. 237 pages. Tags: architecture ancient egypt sudan mediterranean monumental pyramids tombs decoration ornament antiquities history art classical pre-history egyptian civilization design styles
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The Searching Eye in Venice by Joyce McGown (£21.50)Publisher: Oregon Press — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0950849804]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with creasing and short tears to the head of the spine, fraying at the corners. Pages lightly age-tanned at the margins.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 53 pages. Tags: and architectural architecture buildings carving decoration features illustrations italy motives ornament pictorial stone structures themes venice works
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The Search Press Book of Decorative Effects for the Home by Lindsey Durrant, Sandy Barnes, Jane Gordon-Smith, Michelle Powell & Judy Balchin (£21.00)Publisher: Search Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 085532905X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 10½" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 304 pages. Tags: technique needed create stunning effects for the home from basic paint through creating flowers and finishes amateurs manuals interior decoration improvement construction crafts hobbies decorating house furnishing design decor style guides jane gordon-smith 085532905x first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Chippendale Period In English Furniture by K. Warren Clouston (£20.00)Publisher: Debenham & Freebody — 1897Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. A copy for reading rather than admiring, generally shabby but text complete and acceptable. Boards and spine spotted and lightly soiled. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Book plate to the front pastedown. Tear to the join of the first blank. Tissue guard to the frontispiece is tanned. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Notes: Size: 11½" x 9". [XVI] 224 pages. Tags: 18th and century chippendale decoration england english furniture history ornament style thomas
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Everybody's Best Friend by Edited by Harold Wheeler (£19.00)Publisher: Odhams — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Spine faded. Hinges straining at the title. Text brigth and clean.Description: Red cloth with gilt titling to spine, stamped decoration and titling to the upper board. A collection of, frankly, quite absurd advice on the social niceties of bringing up children, households, wives (for instance the age-old question of whether a wife should be forced to rise early to cook breakfast for her shift-working husband!), fathers etc. etc. Might be a touch dated now.Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". 640 pages. Tags: Harold Wheeler (Ed.)
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The Complete Home Makeover Book by Katie Millar (£18.50)Publisher: Index — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1897730179]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the flap: “This comprehensive guide will tell how to plan and successfully carry out improvements to every aspect of your home. Fully illustrated with hundreds of step- by-step diagrams. It offers advice on how to plan and start your home improvements, then provides detailed information and expert advice.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". 304 pages. Tags: considerations preparation decoration renovation essentials renovating bathrooms laundries wallpaper framework practical furniture carpentry pointers workroom applying painters finishes kitchens planning painting bathroom building interior plumbing ceilings kitchen special achieve heating windows matters storage turning reality dangers design colour floors making stairs paint, simple ideas doors paint green works areas walls have plan take into some what look home pain hope you diy tos for and wet out the how
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Peter Trawl: the Adventures of a Whaler by W. H. G. Kingston (£18.00)Publisher: Humphrey Milford — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners, boards and spine a little dull but inoffensive save for a black mark amidst the title on the upper board. Endpapers lightly spotted, further spotting into the text.Description: Green cloth with decoration to spine and upper board. Colour plates. 350pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Illustrated by James Durden.
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Sunshine Bill by William H. G. Kingston (£17.00)Publisher: Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Pleasant little book if somewhat crushed at head, tail and corners. Internally bright and clean though a little dusty at top edges.Description: Blue boards with decoration to spine and front cover. Illustrated frontispiece. 8pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Size: 7¼" x 4¾". 159 pages. Tags: KINGSTON, William
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The Complete Home Makeover Book by Edited by Katie Millar (£16.50)Publisher: Merehurst — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853918768]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “This comprehensive guide will tell how to plan and successfully carry out improvements to every aspect of your home. Fully illustrated with hundreds of step- by-step diagrams. It offers advice on how to plan and start your home improvements, then provides detailed information and expert advice.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. In the Complete Makeover series. 303 pages. Tags: millar 1853918768 complete makeover interior decoration amateurs manuals dwellings maintenance repair remodelling diy home furnishing house do-it-yourself decorating design
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Candace Bahouth's Medieval Needlepoint by Candace Bahouth (£16.00)Publisher: London: Conran Octopus — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1850295344]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “The beauty, richness and intricacy of medieval art has long been recognized and imitated in needlework by a variety of designers, from William Morris onwards. Candace Bahouth, one of today’s most influential and exciting needlepoint and textile artists, brings her talents to bear on recreating the magic of the medieval period, with a feast of examples from her own needlepoint repertoire, and over 20 new practical projects.

The Lady and the Unicorn, The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries, and medieval books of hours and illuminated manuscripts are just some of the influences and inspirations behind Candace’s work. Mythical beasts, filigree patterns, jewel-coloured flowers, verdigris forests and rustic hunting scenes leap out from the designs and are captured for posterity in the rich colours of tapestry wools. Each of the designs is worked in tent stitch, and there are a variety of simple and more elaborate projects to suit every level, including cushions, tapestry-style waistcoats and small motifs. The projects are all illustrated with the finished picture of the made-up design, and a full-colour chart allows the reader to copy the colours and the pattern precisely.

Easy-to-follow stitch instructions, helpful tips and making-up techniques are given at the back of the book, whilst a comprehensive yarn conversion chart ensures projects can be made in Appleton, Paterna, DMC or Anchor yarns.

Illustrated with Clay Perry’s atmospheric photographs, which show how well these designs transcend the centuries and complement today’s home, Candace Bahouth’s Medieval Needlepoint provides a truly imaginative collection of needlepoint projects for all levels.”
Notes: Illustrated by Clay Perry. Foreword or introduction by Lindsay Clarke. Size: 10½" x 9¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: embroidery designs canvas patterns projects cushions chair covers tapestry-style waistcoats decoration ornament medieval art crafts hobbies needlework
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Cherubs: Angels of Love by Introduced by Alexander Nagel (£16.00)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0500016453]Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Glassine, opaque, dust wrapper is now heavily wrinkled and a little discoloured. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: This book brings together cherubs from every age, replete with a package of surprises — featuring a removable valentine, a pop-up page, spectacular flying cherubs on transparent acetate pages, and a gatefold.Notes: Size: 11½" x 10¾". Pictorial boards. 128 pages. Tags: and angels art botticelli cherub cherubs decoration depicted depictions iconography image modern pictorial religious subjects the themes ubiquitous valentines victorian works
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Living with Folk Art: Ethnic Styles from Around the World by Nicholas Barnard (£16.00)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0500015104]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Jacket illustration: Upper: Pre-Columbian masks, figures and animals are grouped alongside an Australian Aborigine stele; Rear: A collection of Mexican Indian and colonial artifacts, furniture and furnishings. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Turkoman jewellery hung in glittering clusters above a cottage fireplace, a shapely and colourful array of Pueblo pots brightening drab kitchen shelves, an Indian house-shrine forming a miniature alcove for a flickering flame… here are interiors of all kinds in which ethnic art shines out as a challenging and increasingly fashionable alternative to the familiar trappings of conventional home decoration. Nicholas Barnard and James Merrell’s painstaking location work in Europe and America has yielded dazzling colour photographs of tribal and folk art beautifully harmonized with the best of Western design.

The art of primitive peoples — ceramics and textiles, masks and metalware, baskets and carvings — was once dismissed in the West as heathen and crude; but opinions have now been completely transformed. Artists such as Picasso and Matisse led the new enthusiasm for tribal and folk art in the early decades of the twentieth century. Today such dynamic yet deeply rooted creativity is available to us all: to travellers, in museums and art galleries, but also, more importantly, in Western shops and markets. From delicate Indonesian floral batiks to ghoulish Mexican Day-of-the-Dead figurines, from African earthenware to intricately fretted Indian screens, the range of artefacts now obtainable is boundless.

Living with Folk Art charts the growing appreciation of arts and crafts from regions outside the developed world. The original use and significance of the objects now adorning our homes are fully detailed, and a worldwide survey documents the peoples who made them. Nicholas Barnard provides inspiring ideas for displaying these items, whether functionally as furniture, architectural fittings or kitchenware, or simply as decorations, and advises on their care and collection. A comprehensive directory lists galleries where such art can be seen, and retailers from whom it can be obtained.

Exotic, charming, but always unusual and provocative, folk art can transform interiors of all kinds.”
Notes: Illustrated by James Merrell (Photos.). Size: 10½" x 10". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: interior decoration transform interiors all kinds ethnic art directory lists galleries and retailers exotic charming unusual appreciation arts folk peasant ethnography nicholas barnard james merrell photos first editions firsts printings 1st
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Italy by Herbert Ypma (£15.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0500283478]Condition: Near Fine.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “For this new volume of Hip Hotels, Herbert Ypma has ventured far beyond the rolling hills of Tuscany, the postcard-perfect Amalfi Coast, or the Grand Tour destinations of Venice, Florence and Rome, to introduce real discoveries in under-explored regions like Puglia, Basilicata and Le Marche. You might be inspired to visit the utterly refined Hotel Raya on the Aeolian island of Panarea, from whose all-white terraces you can watch the volcano of Stromboli spurt fiery lava into the night skies. At the opposite end of the country, in the ultra-stylish ski town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, is Hotel de la Poste, run today by the same family as when Hemingway used to drive up from Venice in the early 1930s. Or if you prefer the beach life and night life of the Adriatic Coast, then fashion designer Alberta Ferretti’s Carducci 76 makes a superslick base. Many hotels are a complete surprise: ancient cave-dwellings in the eroded rocky landscape of Basilicata, or the trulli of Puglia, centuries-old igloo-like constructions with conical slate roofs. And whether cave, abbey, olive mill, fishing hut or barefoot beachside palazzo, every one of these unique hotels is true to its locale in architecture, design and gastronomy.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 8". In the Hip Hotels series. 256 pages. Tags: abruzzi and apollo apulia archaeology art assisi baldacchiao baptistery basilica battlefields bella bernardino bologna books bronze calabria campania campo canal canopy cappella capri carezza castles cathedrals cemeteries christi churches city clothes coast construction corpus corridor corvara customs day decoration delle design doges dolomites door doric ducal duomo emilia escapist fields fiorence
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Painting on Silk by Angelika Orthaus (£15.50)Publisher: New Holland — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853683450]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. First British Edition. From the rear flap: “Packed with ideas for making attractive, imaginative and original painted silk pictures, collages, soft furnishings and fashion accessories at home. The eye-catching projects include an unusual ‘dream tree’ collage and a decorative ‘triangular bird’ painting. Aimed at all levels of expertise, from beginners to more experienced painters, the designs are clearly presented with easy-to-follow instructions explaining all the techniques required. Comprehensive guidance on choosing materials, paints, tools and understanding colour is also provided, together with advice on developing your silk painting skills and repertoire.”. Pictorial boards. In the Creative Guide series. Notes: Illustrated by Jurgen Orthaus (Photos.). Size: 11¼" x 8½". 143 pages. Tags: silk nibs and pipettes frames the studio skyline salt technique watercolour primer japanese landscape mixing colours decoration collages light shade fabric design oscillations silk painting materials outliners painting silk
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The Arthur Negus Guide to British Silver by Brand Inglis (£15.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0600331997]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. Price Clipped. Top edges slightly dusty. A nice copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Tells the history of British silversmiths from medieval times.Notes: Jacket designed by Michael Plome. Foreword or introduction by Arthur Negus. 160 pages. Tags: mazcpa-koledinsky silver-mounted churchwarden's flying-scroll breaking-wave out-of-period candlesnuffer candleshears candlesticks acid-etching silversmiths restorations box-cum-vins chinoiserie half-sphere vinaigrette thimblecase salt-cellar elizabethan chippendale breadalbane accessories lionsejant hanoverian bell-shape enrichment birmingham chesterman needlework silverwork decoration collection gadrooning de-chasing references goldsmiths thumbpiece collecting collectors silverware hall-marks brentford chocolate tigerware companies cruciform victorian guilloche sweetmeat engraving montaigne
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Pottery by J. H. Eppens-Van Veen (£14.50)Publisher: Merlin Press — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, slight loss at head of the spine, corners of the upper panel and a little faded.Description: This book gives a concise introduction to the history of the art, from the earliest use of clay, through the development of glazes, of porcelain and majolica, to the work of contemporary potters. The chemical processes involved in the firing of days and glazes are explained. Photos in colour as well as black-and-white illustrate a wide range of pottery, ancient, medieval and range of pottery, ancient, and modern.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¼". 79 pages. Tags: antimoniate applying basic bats biscuit bowls china chuck clay cobalt coiling cooking copper cups decorating decoration developing earthenware equipment execute firing fritt glaze glazing grammar handles ideas jugs kilns knobs lids making manganese oxide plates porcelain pots premises preparation profession purpose resist saucers sgraffito slip spouts stack stoneware technique throwing thrown tin turned turning uses vases ware wax wedging
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Creative Spaces for Kids by Lauren Floodgate; Nikki Haslam; Gill Brewis; Karen O'Grady (£14.00)Publisher: Hamlyn — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0600605078]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “Includes 16 room designs ranging from a nursery to a teenage den. Each room design includes both practical and inspirational ideas, from imaginative colour schemes to novel storage. Step-by-step projects, colour swatches and finishing touches all guide you to achieving the look you want, so you can recreate a room in its entirety, or just take elements that appeal to you and adapt them to a design of your own.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 9¼". Blue boards with White titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: ages assessing attic basic bedroom boy's chick's child children's colours decorating decoration den directory dream family farmyard flooring football frutti furnishing furniture girl's hippy interior jungle laying lime mania materials needs nursery organizing painting paraphernalia pasting pink planning playroom projects putting reference relationships remodeling renovation rocket rooms sailor's schemes share shelves states style techniques teenage traditional tutti united upbringing wallpaper walls working
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Illuminated Manuscripts by Janice Anderson (£14.00)Publisher: Todtri — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1577171551]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper a little rubbed otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Illuminated manuscripts are usually strikingly beautiful, numbering amongst the most glorious works of art created during the Middle Ages. The finest were intended as religious texts and were lovingly and reverently produced by scholar monks and nuns in monasteries and convents all over Europe.

These manuscripts — or codices as they are more correctly called — were all written by hand. It was a slow, painstaking business which began with the preparation of the papyrus or animal skin, followed by the inscription of the text, the decoration or embellishment and, finally, the gathering and binding together of the material into book form.

No-one really knows when the art of illuminating manuscripts began. But, as with so many other innovations, the ancient Egyptians were of influence and left many beautiful and skilfully crafted drawings and scrolls, including The Book of the Dead, customarily interred with a person who had died. The Romans too were believed to have produced their own manuscripts, as early as the fifth century AD.

But the true flowering of the illuminated manuscript as an art form did not really begin until the start of the Middle Ages. Most of the work, however, was not new writing. Rather it was the copying of Biblical texts. In fact there was so much religion involved that it has been said that without the codex to spread the word, Christianity would probably never have become more than a minor Middle Eastern sect.”
Notes: Size: 12½" x 9". Pictorial boards. 128 pages. Tags: illumination books and manuscripts history art instruction medieval design book techniques calligraphy antiques collectables manusc janice anderson 1577171551 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Period Details: A Sourcebook for House Restoration by Judith & Martin Miller (£14.00)Publisher: Mitchell Beazley — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0855336501]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 3rd printing. [First Published: 1987] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “The greatest pleasure of buying a period house is the opportunity to rediscover its original character by restoring features that have been covered up, destroyed or removed over the years.

Period Details offers a unique pictorial survey of structural and decorative styles, fixtures and fittings, period by period and feature by feature throughout the house. Approximately 1,000 colour photographs, many of them commissioned specially for the book and all accompanied by informative captions, provide an invaluable guide for amateur restorers, as well as for architects, builders and decorators.

The key to successful restoration is attention to detail — door hinges and catches as well as the doors themselves, cornices and skirting boards as well as walls and ceilings. Judith and Martin Miller take an in-depth approach, supplying a wealth of detailed information on style, ornament, dating, materials and construction techniques. The emphasis is thoroughly practical, with sound commonsense advice on how to restore particular features (such as sash windows and wooden floors) and how to combine an authentic period feel with the requirements of modern living. The best reproduction features are covered, for home-owners who are unable to obtain the originals.

The book begins with an authoritative introduction which places interiors in the context of a general chronology of styles and architectural developments. Then follows the heart of the book — a feature-by-feature survey which covers doors, windows, floors, ceilings, walls, staircases, lighting, fittings for bathrooms and kitchens, and conservatories. The third major section is a Directory, listing suppliers, restorers, retailers, manufacturers, and useful sources of information. A Glossary gives succinct definitions of architectural terms.

An essential reference tool for anyone contemplating restoration, Period Details also provides illuminating background information for those of us who enjoy historic houses.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 10½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: houses architecture domestic interior design house home furniture apartments flats furnishing decoration and history dwellings conservation restoration manuals judith martin miller
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Stones of the Temple by Walter Field (£14.00)Publisher: Rivington — 1876Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Cover faded dramatically entirely. Some wear at edges with scuffing. FEP loose but enclosed. Frontis poss. MissingDescription: Blue cloth with gold titling on spine and decoration on front cover. 318pp with numerous illustrations.
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The New Paint Magic by Jocasta Innes (£14.00)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0711207445]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Featuring: Antiquing • Bambooing • Bleaching • Colourwashing • Crackle Glaze • Craquelure • Distressing • Decorative Painting • Dragging • Dyeing • Fresco • Faux Fresco • Gilding • Graining • Graphitng • Lacquering Lining • Lapis Lazuli • Malachite Marbling • Porphyry • Ragging • Rag-Rolling • Rubber Stamping • Rubbing • Spattering • Sponging • Staining • Stencilling • Stippling • Tortoiseshelling • Trompe L'oeil • Verdigris • Vinegar Painting • Watercolour Motifs •Notes: 240 pages. Tags: tortoiseshelling complementary architectural understanding colourwashing distressing watercolour conversions stencilling furnishings rag-rolling psychology lacquering furnishing harmonious decorative upholstery stairwells permission craquelure foreground decorating spattering extensions residences decoration properties children's signature spongeing contrasts scumbling designing screening qualities bathrooms stonework teenagers cupboards amateurs' stippling bambooing antiquing malachite bleaching graphidng verdigris interiors furniture porphyry interior
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Jess by H. Rider Haggard (£13.50)Publisher: John Murray — 1923Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Spine faded. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Offset to endpapers. Pages tanned. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: Blue cloth with gilt titling to spine, stamped decoration to spine and upper board. 368pp. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Foolscap (6¾" x 4")
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Marie Claire Maison: Small Spaces by Hilary Mandleberg (£13.50)Publisher: Quadrille — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1844005054]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Learning to get the most out of the space in which we live, whether it’s a studio apartment or one room in the house that is simply too small, is a feature of modern life. The problems imposed by a small space require ingenious solutions, but small spaces do have their advantages: you may be able to afford a higher standard of finish than you could in a larger house or apartment and, most importantly, because careful planning is of the essence, your small space should work well. Packed with the creative design ideas and inspiring photography that are synonymous with Marie Claire Maison, this practical book explores fresh ideas for space-saving solutions and decorative elements that maximise or create the illusion of space.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Red boards with White titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: domestic space interior decoration ingenious design ideas room layout dwellings expanding storage saving furnishing hilary mandleberg first editions firsts printings 1st
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Salvage Style in Your Home: Inspirational Ideas and Over 30 Projects for Using Rescued and Recycled Materials in the Home by Moira & Nicholas Hankinson (£13.50)Publisher: London: Kyle Cathie — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1856263746]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Whimsical waisted cupboards, colourful baskets and bowls, gutsy armchairs and fantasy picture frames have all been created from reclaimed materials; something that has already had one life but has been rescued, recycled and recreated into something new and original. This book looks at salvage, ransacks the reclamation yards and gets insights from architects, designers, and enthusiasts on the practical use of recycled materials.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 10". Red boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 143 pages. Tags: interior decoration accessories salvage waste scrap materials found objects art home furnishing management house decorating design nature natural resources environmental
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Essays On National Art In Yugoslavia by Alec Brown (£13.00)Publisher: Royal Yugoslav Embassy Information Department — 1944Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Boards and spine a little dulled. Discreet previous owners' inscription to the title page. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Musical scores;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7". Brown boards with Pasted On Plate with Red titling to the Upper Board. 62 pages. Tags: art yugoslavia decoration and ornament painting sculpture glass music dancing knitting embroidery clothing dress arts second world war the folk yugoslavian design primitive fine history
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Nature Study for the Senior Division: Books 1,2 & 3 by ANON. (£13.00)Publisher: McDougall's Educational Co Ltd. — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. A little rubbed at extremities otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Green cloth with black titling and decoration to front board. Illustrated with line drawings throughout. One tipped in colour plate but suspected as a later addition… although it appears the original errata slip is contemporaneous. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5")
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Phoenix At Coventry: The Building of a Cathedral by Basil Spence (£13.00)Publisher: Geoffrey Bles — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Poor Dust wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat ruffled, the laminate is lifting in several places, snagged at the head and tail of the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. 3rd Printing. From the flap: “Few large buildings constructed since the war have attracted more criticism, well- or ill-judged, than Coventry Cathedral. The first Cathedral Church of St. Michael was built at the time of the Norman Conquest: The second was destroyed by German bombs in 1940. Sir Basil Spence’s conception is the third to rise like a Phoenix from the ashes; and most people now agree that the selection of so imaginative an architect was indeed right. Here he tells the story of why he had always wanted to build a cathedral above everything else; of the Influences and experiences which moulded his thought (York, Gloucester, the great French Cathedral Albi); of his entering for the competition and his near-failure to submit his design. Then, when it was chosen, the forces of opposition began to arise against so bold a project, largely because it seemed to them too novel, too revolutionary; or perhaps just unexpected..”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6½". Mustard boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 141 pages. Tags: 0006208703 9780006208709 altar and architect architecture baptistry bardsley basil bishop’s building cathedral cathedrals chapel christian church colden coventry cross cuthbert decoration england epstein glass high history hutton john keith killick large margaret michael nave new norman ornament patron porch saint sir spence tapestry throne traherne unity window
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By-Paths in Collecting by Virginia Robie (£12.50)Publisher: Eveleigh Nash — 1913Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good - Corners gently bumped, page edges untrimmed, cover and spine a little faded. Inscribed FEP.Description: Being Aids in the Quest of Rare and Unique Things which have passed the Century Mark, such as old China, Furniture, Pewter, Copper, Brass, Samplers and Sun-dials, with comments on their Age, Decoration and Value. Illustrated in mono.Tags: Antiques, Rare, Unique
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Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas by Joseph Quincy Adams (£12.50)Publisher: George G Harrap & Co — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Spine a little faded. Page edges untrimmed. Mildly bumped at head and tail of spine.Description: Blue cloth with gold titling and decoration on spine. 712pp.
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Feng Shui: The Traditional Oriental Way to Enhance Your Life by Stephen Skinner (£12.50)Publisher: Parragon — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Near Fine.Description: Feng-shui is the ancient Chinese art of tuning into the seasonal changes, tides and vibrations of nature to bring health, wealth and good fortune. This book is a practical beginners guide to feng-shui.Tags: architecture body china decoration eastern feng feng-shui general geomancy history instruments interior mind mysticism non-western philosophy self-awareness shui spirit
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