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Feminist Counselling in Action by Jocelyn Chaplin (£52.00)Publisher: Sage Publications — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ slightly ruffled. Small inscription to ffep otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Guidebook written for people who want to counsel in a non-hierarchical way. 131pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Jacket Designed by Designers & Partners, Oxford.Tags: a-b-c absence abstraction acceptance acquisition active activity actualizing adult affect agape aggression altered analysis anxietizing anxiety apparatus approach arbitrary assertive assertiveness assessment assignment assisting association assumptions attacking attitude attitudinal attributions authentic authenticity automatic autonomy aversion aversive awareness awfulizing bandura basic behaviour behavioural behaviourism beliefs bibliotherapy biographical biological biology bisexuality boundary
P&P: UK 1st £2.38. UK 2nd £2.20. EU Surface £2.56. EU Air £2.86. ROW Surface £2.56. ROW Air £4.30

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The Car Design Yearbook 1: The Definitive Guide to New Concept and Production Cars Worldwide by Stephen Newbury (£50.00)Publisher: Merrell — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1858941814]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “Who hasn’t experienced that special excitement, that adrenalin rush, of seeing, for the first time, an eagerly anticipated new model from a favourite marque, or a truly head-turning design, full of surprise and innovation? Yet no publication has captured that excitement by bringing together all the latest concept and production cars that have been launched worldwide. No publication, that is, until now…

The Car Design Yearbook 1is the first in a brand new series of annual guides to every new car design that has been unveiled during the year — an easily steered A to Z of all the latest models. From the Acura RD-X to the Volvo XC90, via the Maserati Spyder, Mercedes-Benz F400 Carving and Toyota pod, close to 130 new cars are engagingly described, clearly highlighting their key stylistic features and innovations. Each vehicle is brought vividly to life in a series of stunning photographs and original renderings, showing exterior and interior design features, the car’s stylistic development and its engine layout — over 800 illustrations in all. Available data for every car is also provided, giving you all the crucial dimensions and performance figures.

Written with all the passion and detailed knowledge that only an industry insider could bring to the subject, the book begins with a brief introduction that provides an overview of all the models featured, pointing to the key trends in the styling of cars today. Profiles of three leading designers of the past year are also featured, as is detailed information on the forthcoming motor shows where you can see the very latest car designs for yourself. And just in case you’re puzzled by ‘drive-by-wire technology’, or have forgotten the meaning of ‘MPV’, we’ve included a clear and comprehensive glossary of technical terms.

The Car Design Yearbook is the most comprehensive annual reference to the latest trends in car design worldwide ever published. Whatever your interest in cars — whether as an industry insider, a designer, a student or a car enthusiast — you cannot afford to be without this definitive guide, which offers an enticing glimpse of the sort of car you might be driving tomorrow.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: automobiles design production and concept cars periodicals construction
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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Back to the Drawing Board: Aircraft That Flew But Never Took Off by Bill Gunston (£44.00)Publisher: Motorbooks International — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0760303169]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “An aircraft designer would, quite obviously, never design an aeroplane that he felt would be either dangerous or unsuitable for its purpose. But designers are so often the victims of accountant’s reports, committee recommendations and severe movement of the goal-posts, that the end-product that takes to the air bears little resemblance to his original concept. This book is a study of some of the examples that, for some reason, became notorious for their inability to fulfil their raison d’etre.

Each aircraft that is included is looked at in depth from several aspects. What was the intended purpose of the aeroplane? Why did the designer reach his conclusion? Why did the machine fail to live up to expectations? The answers to these questions makes for fascinating reading and gives a tantalising insight into the world of aircraft design and construction over the last century.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 168 pages. Tags: airplanes design and construction history science mathematics reference research aircraft transportation technology engineering aviation aerospace air forces warf bill gunston 0760303169 first editions firsts printings 1st
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

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The Plant Kingdom Compendium: A Definitive Volume of More Than 2,400 Copyright-free Engravings by Edited by Jim Harter (£31.00)Publisher: Merehurst Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 185391018X]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper nicked at the spine otherwise pleasant. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “This extraordinary collection of fine engravings will be an inspiration and an indispensable source book of copyright-free material for designers and artists. It will also provide an opportunity for plant lovers and admirers and collectors of old engravings to spend hours enjoying the beauty and infinite variety within the plant kingdom. And it certainly will be a veritable feast for the eye for lovers of fine books.

Classifications within the plant kingdom have changed substantially since the time these engravings were produced. Although classifications have been updated wherever possible, The Plant Kingdom Compendium should not be taken as a complete, scientifically accurate-in-every-detail encyclopaedia. Rather, this book reflects the finest available plant images that the late-Victorian period had to offer. It provides fine engravings of a great selection of plant species and varieties, and, whenever possible, it also offers two or more alternative choices from which the designer can make his or her selection.

The text is arranged alphabetically by plant family and represents everything from maples to mushrooms, palms to and plants used in graphic design, including borders and motifs

Much of this material is now quite rare — and expensive if one has the good fortune to come across it. The earliest material in this book is from A History of British Forest Trees, Indigenous and Introduced, published in 1842. The most recent material dates from the 1900s. However, the great bulk of it dates from 1875 through 1895, when wood engraving reached its zenith and had become greatly refined so that very realistic and graphic representations of images could be achieved.

The artist, designer, plant lover, or bibliophile will enjoy discovering this antique material freshly presented, while venturing back in time to the late nineteenth century and into its fantasy of the plant kingdom.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Cynthia Dunne. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". White Spine Strip with Green boards with Green titling to the Spine. [IX] 374 pages. Tags: plants art nineteenth century pictorial works botanical illustration wood engraving 19th classification graphic arts special subjects
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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The Car Design Yearbook 3: The Definitive Annual Guide to All New Concept and Production Cars Worldwide by Stephen Newbury (£27.00)Publisher: Merrell — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 185894242X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a crease to the foot of the upper panel near the spine. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Tables;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 304 pages. Tags: automobiles design production and concept cars trends highlights predictions new models key designers aerodynamics developments lighting major international motor shows
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 Car Design Yearbook: 2: The Definitive Guide to New Concept and Production Cars Worldwide by Stephen Newbury (£22.00)Publisher: Merrell — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1858941962]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “This is the second, entirely new edition of the phenomenally successful annual guide to all the new production and concept cars unveiled during the twelve months leading up to the book’s publication. An easily navigated A-Z of all the latest models from around the world, this book engagingly describes and illustrates 110 cars, highlighting their key stylistic features and innovations. Each vehicle is brought vividly to life in a series of stunning photographs and original renderings, showing exterior and interior design features, the vehicle’s stylistic development, and its technical layout — over 800 colour illustrations in all. Available technical data for every car is also provided.

Written with the passion and detailed knowledge that only an industry insider could bring to the subject, the book begins with a brief introduction that provides an overview of all the models featured, pointing to the key trends in the styling of cars today. Also featured in this edition are profiles of three of the year’s leading designers and an overview of the design process; an appraisal of the design, marketing, and business objectives of the concept car; and an examination of the new breed of exotic luxury vehicles. There is also a comprehensive glossary of technical terms and detailed information on all the motor shows being held between September 2003 and October 2004. The Car Design Yearbook remains the most comprehensive annual reference to the latest trends in car design worldwide ever published. No one interested in cars — whether as an industry insider or a car enthusiast — can afford to be without this definitive guide.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: automobiles design production and concept cars trends highlights predictions new models key designers aerodynamics developments lighting major international motor shows
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 Guiness Book of Motorboating Facts & Feats & origins and development of motor craft by Kevin Desmond (£21.50)Publisher: Guinness Superlatives — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0900424869]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ notably tanned, heavier so toward the edges. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with B&W and Colour photographs. There is a wealth of detail on a very wide variety of boats from holiday cruisers to lifeboats, fishing vessels, police launches and fire-fighting vessels to hydrofoils, hovercraft and powerboats, not forgetting the military boats such as motor-torpedo boats and landing craft. There are also sections on boat shows, boat builders and designers and construction methods.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Sir Max Aitken. Size: 9½" x 7". 257 pages.
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

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Designing Pictorial Symbols by Nigel Holmes; Rose DeNeve (£20.50)Publisher: Watson-Guptill — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0823013278]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper, top corners of both panels slightly rubbed with a small puncture to the lower panel near the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “THIS BOOK appeals to the basic creative search of designers for original approaches as it shows in practical, easy-to-follow steps, the conceptual thinking and artistic follow through needed to create effective pictorial symbols. Graphic designers, illustrators, editors, and others who, are responsible for presenting information in a compact, instantly recognizable form will find invaluable, proven methods and fresh results developed by one of the world’s best and most widely known graphic designers.

The book begins with a fascinating introduction that traces the emergence of pictorial symbols from the first abstract strokes cut 50,000 years ago by our ancestors into bone or rock, to the development of written symbols, the use of trademarks, and today’s spreading use of pictorial symbols in cars, on roadways, and in transportation terminals to bring international understanding to a world separated by hundreds of languages.

The second section consists of symbols used in recent years in Time magazine. These cover an enormous range of subject matter touching nearly every aspect of human endeavour — from entertainment to electoral politics, from sports and crime to energy, disarmament, and war.

The third section describes the intricate, creative process that marked the famous American Renewal print campaign symbol used by Time, Life, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, People, Money, and Discover magazines as a common thread for a series of magazine articles on the revival of the American Dream.

In the fourth section, you will see the process and solutions to the challenging assignment of presenting some twenty sports symbols that must be fresh in themselves, but also different each year, as used to identify sports broadcasts in the official English ‘TV/radio guide, Radio Times.

A rich gallery of annotated examples makes up the book’s fifth section.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 143 pages. Tags: and arts aspects commercial design general graphic holmes nigel psychological signs symbols technique
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Modern Ship Design by Thomas C. [Charles] Gillmer (£20.50)Publisher: Annapolis: United States Naval Institute — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0870213873]Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a heavy pull and wrinkle to the foot of the lower panel and a triangular crease and tear to the foot of the upper. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: 2nd printing. Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Appendices [4]; Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8¼". Black boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XI] 336 pages. Tags: naval architecture ships shipbuilding designs plans merchant fleets marine engineering ship designers vessel commercial design cargo hull propulsion turbines nuclear power automation architects engineers model basins shipyards
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
Historic Costuming by Nevil Truman (£19.50)Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons — 1937Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners with some fraying at the head and tail. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: 3rd Impression. 6 Colour plates and many B&W line drawings.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Charles B. Cochran. Size: 9¾" x 7½". 152 pages. Tags: costumes colour productions chlamys chiton tunic age toga paenula romans greeks saxons 460 tunic and hose cloth the bayeux tapestry normans dressing gown period plantagenets wimple cross gartering furs edwards tight fitting garments richard bordeaux dandies reign supreme henries houppelande leg mutton sleeve yorkish trailing veils year steeple
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Miller's Antiques Checklists: Art Deco; Art Nouveau; Victoriana by Eric Knowles (£18.00)Publisher: Chancellor Press — 2000Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0753703270]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. An apparently unread set, all three of which are in very good condition whilst slipcase has slight rubbing.Description: From the flap: “This sense of fully illustrated guides makes the world of antiques accessible as never before. Collectors today are not satisfied with a purely historical approach — particularly when they need information “on the spot”. These guides to individual collecting areas offer a uniquely fast and accurate way to recognize, identify and date antiques.”Notes: Size: 8" x 4". Tags: abstraction accessories adelbert advertising almeric amedee aquitania architecture argy-rousseau arionov armand-albert armoires arpels artists ashbee atelier aubusson baccarat bailly bakclite ballets barbara barbier barman barnes bathrooms bauhaus beaton beauvais beecham benito bennet berard berenice berlin bernard berthclot blanche blumenthal boccioni boileau bonfils bottles bouchard boucheron bourdelle bournvita bouval bradley brandt braque
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

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Off The Grid by Paul Allen; Bob Todd; (£17.00)Publisher: New Futures — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1898049092]Condition: Very Good. Wraps rubbed at the edges.Description: Generating your own power can be extremely satisfying. If you are considering using wind power, water power or solar power to generate electricity, then you will need to design and live with a system that manages it. Off the Grid is designed to inspire more and more people to do just that and even generate enough power to sell back to the electricity companies. It is equally indispensible for designers of systems for caravans, boats and remote unmanned equipment. It covers: System design; Resource evaluation; Batteries; AC or DC?; Electrical installation; Control systems (including inverters); Monitoring case studies; Safety; A glossary of difficult terms; Lists of equipment suppliers, designers and installers, consultants, support organisations and sources of further information.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7". 60 pages. Tags: Generating power wind power, water power solar power
P&P: UK 1st £2.38. UK 2nd £2.20. EU Surface £2.56. EU Air £2.86. ROW Surface £2.56. ROW Air £4.30

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The Encyclopedia of Dream Cars: A Celebration Contemporary and Fantasy Cars by Chris Rees (£16.50)Publisher: Index — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1859676995]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper is pulled at the head and foot of the upper panel, with a little creasing to the foot. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “From the Alfa Romeo spider to Lamborghini’s Diablo; from the sensational Chevrolet Corvette to the stream-lined Toyota Celica, here is the ultimate history of cars manufactured since 1976, plus those dream and futuristic cars that were marvels of car design, even though they never made it into production.

The Encyclopedia of Dream Cars is the modern guide to the automobile. This comprehensive visual reference shows every important marque from A-Z, highlighting some of the most significant and beautiful cars of the century: the Jaguar XJ 220, the McLaren F1, the Pontiac Firebird and the Lotus Esprit. Detailed descriptions, history and technical information accompany every entry, making this the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to the contemporary classic car.

In addition to presenting the newest cars, this book also highlights the world’s dream cars that were built as showcases but were never mass-produced. From the design houses of Bertone, Ghia, Ital Design, Ogle and Pininfarina, these dream cars are at the very cutting edge of car design: futuristic models that were deemed too daring, too brash or too expensive to be marketable, but which pay tribute to the imagination and drive of car designers today.

With over 900 stunning images of the cars, this book is a definitive gallery of classic and dream cars. It is a decisive reference for every enthusiast, every collector and lover of the automobile.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: antique and classic cars dream automobile motoring car design life super luxury coupes great ferraris porsches era
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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Web Design: The Complete Reference by Thomas A. Powell (£16.50)Publisher: Osborne / McGraw-Hill — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0072122978]Condition: Good. Upper wrap a little curled. Leans slightly. Remainder mark to the foot of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight.Description:

From the cover: “This text offers new and experienced web designers theory and practical examples that demonstrate the theories discussed. Each aspect of website creation is given coverage from planning the site to building the pages, to adding search, e-commerce, and security features..”
Notes: Size: 9" x 7¼". 872 pages. Tags: web design process navigation theory and practice text buttons icons graphics maps indexes building interactivity using gui features technologies core site principles sites beta implementation usability response reaction times accessibility logical organization models dynamic commercial precise location the urls placing consistency rollovers designing search interface graphical floating window pages typography terminology fonts html css advanced authoring client-side programming server-side javascript cookies multimedia servers content management thomas powell 0072122978
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The Complete Fashion Sourcebook: 2,000 Illustrations Charting 20th-Century Fashion by John Peacock (£16.00)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 2005Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0500512760]Condition: Very Good. Small ding to the spine at the join with the upper board. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Duotone Drawings; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “This collection of drawings shows the radical, and often exhilarating, changes in fashion styles throughout the modem period. From the emancipated 1920s to the status-conscious 1980s, fashions have modified in line with changing times and mores, affected by social conventions, shifts in economic prosperity and advances in techniques of mechanization. Men’s fashion has moved more slowly than women’s, and is often concerned with nuances of style, but the changes perceptible in women’s fashion have been astonishingly wide-ranging.

This Sourcebook is divided into seven parts, each representing a decade. Each decade contains sections on Day Wear, Evening Wear, Sports and Leisure Wear, Underwear and Negligee, Wedding Wear and Accessories, providing a , rounded insight into modern developments and trends.

Charts at the back of the book reveal at a glance the evolution of the fashionable silhouette throughout the decades. Brief biographies and histories of the most important international designers and couture houses are also included. Finally, a select bibliography is provided to assist those who may wish to take their studies further.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 423 pages. Tags: fashion history 20th century sourc dress accessories costume clothing and development women men the
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Dreamweaver MX 2004: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland (£14.50)Publisher: Pogue Press — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0596006314]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled with a light vertical crease to the lower. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 5th (revised) printing. From the cover: “Macromedia’s Dreamweaver MX 2004 offers a rich environment for building professional web sites, with drag-and-drop simplicity, clean HTML code, and dynamic database-driven web site creation tools. It comes with everything except perhaps the most important feature of all: a printed manual. Enter Dreamweaver MX 2004: The Missing Manual, the book that enables both first-time and experienced web designers to bring stunning, interactive web sites to life. What sets this new edition apart is the crystal-clear writing, welcome humour, and exclusive features like these: Live examples: With a step-by-step annotated tutorial, readers follow the construction of a state-of-the-art commercial web site, complete with Flash buttons, Cascading Style Sheets, and dynamic databases. Tricks of the trade: The book is bursting with undocumented workarounds and shortcuts. Design guidance. Readers can create any modern web feature, including forms, animations, pop-up windows, and more. This book lets you know which browsers, situations, and audiences are appropriate for each. With over 500 illustrations, a handcrafted index, and the clarity of thought that has made bestsellers of every Missing Manual to date, this new edition is the ultimate atlas for Dreamweaver MX 2004..”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7". [XII] 836 pages. Tags: authoring computer computers design development dreamweaver file internet languages packages page programming programs publishing site sites software web
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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Collecting Fashion & Accessories by Carol Harris (£14.00)Publisher: Millers — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1840002123]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper pulled slightly at the top corner of both the panels otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “From the 1920s flapper dresses to 1940s twin-sets, 1970s flares and the avant-garde catwalk creations of the designers of the 1990s, the multitude of fashions produced in the 20th century offers something for every sartorial taste.

This easy to use book takes a close look at this increasingly popular area of collecting, covering styles from the very beginning of the century to the present day. For ease of reference, this book is divided into decades and then subdivided into daywear, evening wear, underwear, accessories and menswear, with special sections on unisex clothing included under the 1970s and 1990s. It features information on key designers and trends and is packed with handy tips on how to spot a bargain.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¾". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: costume history 20th century collectors and collecting dress accessories fashion dates covered 1901-2000 antiques collectibles textiles collectables carpets rugs clothes design united kingdom great britain hobbies crafts reference accessori carol harris madeleine marsh 1840002123 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography by Meryle Secrest (£13.50)Publisher: London: Fig Tree — 2014Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780241146347]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Bruised at the tail of the spine with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Portraits; Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; This is a comprehensive, compelling biography following the life and style of the inimitable Elsa Schiaparelli by renowned biographer Meryle Secrest. One of the most extraordinary fashion designers of the twentieth century, Elsa Schiaparelli was an integral figure in the artistic movement of the times.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XX] 377 pages. Tags: secrest 9780241146347 schiaparelli elsa 1890-1973 women fashion designers italy film television music theatre design artists architects photographers history 20th century 746.92092
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How to Design Trade Marks and Logos by John Murphy; Michael Rowe; (£13.00)Publisher: Phaidon — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0714825573]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pin hole to the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “Trademarks and logos have never before been worth so much to large and small companies alike. While a well-designed logo can make a company, a poorly designed one can break it, and you, the designer, are vital in ensuring the success of these corporate symbols. This book will teach you the skills and the know-how you need to ensure creative and financial rewards when designing them.

How to Design Trademarks and Logos unveils the mystery that has always surrounded the creation of corporate identities. It describes the whole process -design and conceptualization, idea editing and refinement, product placement, strategy development, and even the legal aspects of implementing your work in the market place.

Through case studies, samples of actual trademarks and logos and insightful tips gleaned from top design studios world-wide, you will arm yourself with the knowledge you need to move to the forefront in this competitive field. You will be able to examine such high-profile logos as Coca-Cola, Mercedes and Shell and see exactly how they were created and why they are successful. You will also discover the constraints involved in creating distinctive designs for smaller companies. You will learn how to develop good client relationships, hire outside specialists and update designs.

In all, How to Design Trademarks and Logos is a complete guide to creating visually exciting, effective symbols that are successful for your client, and for your career.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 9". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: and arts aspects commercial corporate creating describing design designers development editing general graphic idea identities industrial legal logos marketing marks placement process product refinement strategy technique the trade trademarks trade-marks whole
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The Gibson Girl and Her America: The Best Drawings of Charles Dana Gibson by Selected by Edmund Vincent Gillon (£13.00)Publisher: Dover — 1969Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0486219860]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the covers and spine. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Notes: Foreword or introduction by Henry C. Pitz. Size: 8¼" x 11¼". 144 pages. Tags: and artists century charles collier dana design designers drawings edmund fashion gently gibson gillon graphic harper historians illustration illustrators life magazines most one popular satirical scribner selection social the vincent will
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The Thermal Insulation of Buildings by G. D. Nash; J. Comrie; H. F. Broughton; (£13.00)Publisher: H. M. S. O. — 1955Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several nicks and chips. Business library stamp to the first blank. Previous owners inscription to pastedown. Pages lightly age-tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Design Data and How to Use Them from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Building Research Station. Illustrated with diagrams and tables. From the rear cover: “The aim of this manual is to provide building designers with a convenient source of information on the use, performance and cost of heat-insulating materials.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by F. M. Lea. Size: 9¾" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 139 pages. Tags: heat transfer thermal insulation air spaces cavities thermal transmittance temperature gradient economics insulation building structures heat loss architects engineers builders property owners elementary physical principles materials wall and floor constructions heat gain conduction convection radiation thermal conductivity
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Automobile Record Breakers: from Rocket to Road Car by David Tremayne (£12.50)Publisher: Quantum — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1861608349]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Examines the ultimate in technological innovation, from rocket car to Grand Prix, from dragster to production dream machine. Looks at the fascinating history of the Land Speed Record. Explores design and engineering firsts: turbo, turbine, ABS, new constructional materials. Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 9" x 7". 128 pages. Tags: abs acceteration and application automobile broke car cars chasing designers developments dragsters drivers effect endurance engineers faster fastest first four-wheel further grand ground handling land longer major motor outstanding prix production racing record records road rocket speed sport steering stylists the thrust turbo winning
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Grand Prix: The Last 25 Years by Mark Gallagher (£12.50)Publisher: W. H. Smith — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0906782554]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 with photographs, in colour & black and white.Notes: Size: 12" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. In the Great Sporting Moments series. 175 pages. Tags: alain and designers developments drivers engineers era ferrari formula graham grand hill jackie jochen ligier lohis major mass mclaren one prix prost racing same since stewart the top williams world
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The Concise Encyclopedia of Formula 1 by David Tremayne & Mark Hughes (£12.50)Publisher: Parragon — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0752587668]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the head of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “For over fifty years and through hundreds of races, the world has watched in awe as some of the fastest racing cars on earth have roared around the circuits of over twenty countries. With drivers of such superlative skill as Fangio, Moss, Hakkinen and Michael Schumacher, F1 has always provided high-octane excitement and thrills.

Whether you take a passing interest in the World of Formula 1 or are a confirmed addict, The Concise Encyclopedia of Formula 1 covers every conceivable angle. All the most important talents have a place: Ascari who held off Fangio’s challenge; Hawthorne, Britain’s first World Champion; Moss, the greatest driver to remain uncrowned; Gilles Villeneuve, tragically killed trying to outpace Pironi; the genius of Ayrton Senna; the furiously fast Finn Mika Hakkinen; and the man with the most race wins — Michael Schumacher.

From the drivers, the book moves to the circuits on which they raced, won and sometimes tragically died. A section on classic circuits includes the legendary Nürburgring, Britain’s demanding Brands Hatch, and the fabulous road circuit at Monaco, while a survey of all the countries that have ever held a GP includes among many the USA, Japan and Morocco.

Then come the cars — the hugely successful Ferraris of the early 1970s, the seminal Cooper Climax, the ground effect John Player Special Lotus 79 and the brilliant traction-control Williams FW14B of the early 1990s. And in orbit around the cars and their drivers are the people who make this hugely popular sport work — the powerworkers, the designers and the personalities. Men like Bernie Ecclestone, Professor Sid Watkins and Ron Dennis are measured against their effect on sport and how Fl regards them.

Complete with fascinating facts and figures, and an Fl statistics section, The Concise Encyclopedia of Formula 1 covers every angle in this fast-moving and thrilling sport.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: formula one world championship grand prix racing encyclopedias automobiles automobile drivers david tremayne mark hughes
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Soil Mechanics Related to Building by John H. G. King; Derek A. Creswell; (£12.00)Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons — 1954Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Knocked at tail of spine. Small inscription and shop sticker to pastedown. Top edges of text block dusty. Text bright and tight.Description: THE OBJECT of this little book is to serve as an introduction to Soil Mechanics applied to building. While of interest to anyone connected with building construction, it will be of particular benefit to engineers, architects, surveyors and designers generally, who, without previous study of the subject, are called upon to assume responsibility for foundations, excavations and earth-retaining structures in connection with building, and to students desiring to read Soil Mechanics. Illustrated with B&W photographs.Notes: Size: 8vo Crown (19 x 13cm Approx.). 108 pages. Tags: soil mechanics engineers designers surveyors architects construction structures earth-retaining building foundations excavations
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20th Century Design, Jewellery and European Decorative Arts: Melbourne 29 - 30 August 2005 by Anon. (£11.50)Publisher: Armadale: Sotheby's — 2005Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8¼". 144 pages. Tags: art auctions auction catalogues australia australian art artists designers sales
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A Little History of British Gardening by Jenny Uglow (£11.50)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0701169281]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “This lively ‘potted’ history of gardening in Britain takes us on a garden tour from the thorn hedges around prehistoric settlements to the rage for decking and ornamental grasses today. It tracks down the ordinary folk who worked the earth weeding women, the florists and nursery gardeners - as well as aristocrats and grand designers and famous plant-hunters. Coloured by Jenny Uglow’s own love for plants, and brought to life in the many vivid illustrations, it deals not only with flowery meads, grottoes and vistas, landscapes and ha-has, parks and allotments, but tells you, for example, how the Tudors made their curious knots; how housewives used herbs to stop freckles; how the suburbs dug for victory in World War II.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 6¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 342 pages. Tags: gardening great britain history historic evocative gardens british has horticulture landscapes science
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Aircraft 2000: Future of Aerospace Technology by Bill Sweetman (£11.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0600347265]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Gently faded at the spine of the DJ. Snagged at the head of the spine with a ½" tear. Price Clipped. Leans. Text bright and tight.Description: Advanced composite materials, new techniques of manufacture and bonding, quieter, more efficient engines, new concepts in aerodynamics and above all huge advances in electronics and miniaturisation of components all have great implications for military and civil aircraft. This book is a survey of what is happening now and the likely applications in two decades when we shall see some dramatic new shapes in the sky.Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". 158 pages. Tags: Aircraft designers aerospace northrop YB-49 flying boat Concorde SST NASA Mach aeroplane tactical Fighter beech Starship canard surfaces engines
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Automobile Record Breakers: from Rocket to Road Car by David Tremayne (£11.50)Publisher: Quantum — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1861608349]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight creasing to the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 9" x 7". Pictorial boards. 128 pages. Tags: abs acceteration and application automobile broke car cars chasing designers developments dragsters drivers effect endurance engineers faster fastest first four-wheel further grand ground handling land longer major motor outstanding prix production racing record records road rocket speed sport steering stylists the thrust turbo winning
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Coming Out of the Kitchen: Women Beyond the Home by Una A. Robertson (£11.50)Publisher: Sutton Publishing — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0750919930]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Slight ruffling at the head of the spine to the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Until relatively recently it was generally assumed that marriage was the only career for a woman, after which she was confined to the home, immersed in her domestic duties. Achievement in all spheres was, it was supposed, the preserve of men only. In fact, as this new book clearly reveals, there were numerous women who, with minimal education, little financial independence and only basic domestic skills, pursued active and highly successful roles in the world outside the home. Well illustrated and beautifully presented, Coming Out of the Kitchen is the perfect celebration of three centuries of women's achievement, redressing the balance with more traditional history and scuppering for good the notion that the role of women began and ended with marriage. It will be essential reading for women, and men, everywhere.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 216 pages. Tags: dressing-for-success neotraditionalism college-educated retroprogramming neoconservative discrimination psychoanalysis traditionalism wollstonecraft anti-feminism post-feminism anti-feminist court-ordered contraception fertilization co-dependency relationship occupational anti-wrinkle organization cohabitation insemination entertainers premenstrual traditional maintenance androphobia tocqueville politicians infertility educational campaigning pornography masculinism yankelovich liposuction segregation opportunity astronomers scholarship governesses campaigners masculinity protective conference employment injections harassment pro-choice compulsory one-parent
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The Coats Book of Lacecrafts by Jean Kinmond (£11.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713407832]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “There is a considerable and growing revival in the lacecrafts — Crochet, Tatting and Knitting. Fashion designers have shown how simple and elaborate stitches can be used effectively to form the fabric of elegant clothes and accessories, and interior designers too appreciate how motifs can give distinction and a personal touch in the home by use on such articles as cushion covers, lampshades, bedspreads, place mats, and curtains. Each section gives clear step-by-step instructions to the craft and is followed by row-by-row patterns for a variety of designs, from the edging of a handkerchief to that of a full-size bedspread.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 112 pages. Tags: all-over american asterisk bag balls bedspread blouse buying centrepiece chain cheval cloth coffee colour cover crochet crocheting curtain cushion dinner double edging equivalents examples fabrics filet hairpin handkerchief holders hooks irish knit knitting lace lampshade laundering leaf loop making manuals mats measurements medallion mercer-crochet metric motifs patterns picot pin pineapple pouffe punch recommendation scissors sewing shamrock shell single stem stitches stole tablecloth tat tatted tatting tension textile thread tray triple variations wheel
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The Thames and Hudson Encyclopaedia of Graphic Design and Designers by Alan Livingston & Isabella Livingston (£11.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0500202591]Condition: Very Good. Light crease to the bottom corner of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6". In the World of Art series. 215 pages. Tags: advertising and arte artists arts biographical biography book comercial commercial corporate covering decorative design designers development diccionarios dictionaries encyclopaedias encyclopedias field gra´fico graphic history identity individual international leading magazine media movements packaging personalities posters reference technical terms the works
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A Little History Of British Gardening by Jenny Uglow (£10.50)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0701169281]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Did the Romans have rakes? Did the monks get muddy? Did the potato seem really weird when it arrived on our shores? This potted history of gardening in Britain takes us on a tour from the thorn hedges around prehistoric settlements to the rage for decking and ornamental grasses today. It tracks down the ordinary folk who worked the earth — the apprentice boys and weeding women, the florists and nursery gardeners — as well as the aristocrats, grand designers and famous plant-hunters.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 6¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 342 pages. Tags: gardening great britain history historic evocative gardens british has horticulture landscapes science jenny uglow 0701169281 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Gielgud: A Theatrical Life 1904-2000 by Jonathan Croall (£10.50)Publisher: Methuen & Co. — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0413745600]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. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “On his death John Gielgud was widely acclaimed as the greatest classical actor of the twentieth century, and the finest modern interpreter of Shakespeare. This biography is the first to cover in full an astonishing career, spanning nearly eighty years in films, radio, television and the theatre.

For his entertaining, critical and widely researched book Jonathan Croall has talked in detail to more than a hundred friends and colleagues who worked with Gielgud. They include actors such as Alec Guinness, John Mills, Dorothy Turin, Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Peter Ustinov, Virginia McKenna, Richard Briers, Anna Carteret and Michael Pennington; the playwrights Edward Albee, Christopher Fry, David Storey and Charles Wood; directors such as Peter Brook, William Gaskill and John Schlesinger; and the designers Tanya Moiseiwitsch, Jocelyn Herbert, and Margaret Harris of Motley.

The book captures vividly Gielgud’s childhood amongst his famous Terry relations, his early struggles as a young actor, and his triumphs in Shakespeare at the Old Vie under Lilian Baylis. It highlights his trail-blazing achievements as a director and actor-manager in the 1930s and 1940s, and looks at the influence on his work of key figures such as J.B. Pagan, Nigel Playfair, Theodore Komisarjevsky, Michel Saint-Denis and, above all, Harley Granville-Barker. It reveals how he courageously overcame a humiliating scandal to re-invent himself in the work of the new playwrights of the 1960s and 1970s, and ends with a fascinating account of his late flowering as an Oscar-winning movie star.

It also provides a revealing picture of his celebrated rivalry with Laurence Olivier, his deep friendship with Ralph Richardson, his scintillating stage partnerships with Peggy Ashcroft and Edith Evans, and his profound influence on younger actors such as Alec Guinness, Michael Redgrave and Paul Scofield.

Gielgud emerges as a man of conflicting qualities: proud and modest, sensitive and tactless, ambitious and unselfish, daring and insecure. His wit, humanity and dedication to the theatre shine through this compelling portrait of a remarkable and much-loved man.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 579 pages. Tags: 20th actors arts autobiography biography britain century covered dates drama entertainment film general gielgud great john kingdom music performing sir television theater theatre united
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The Curious Gardeners: Obsession and Diversity in 45 British Gardens by Guy Cooper & Gordon Taylor (£10.50)Publisher: Headline — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747236143]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a very small nick to the head of the spine, stained on the reverse of the upper panel just visible externally. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Outspoken, forthright and always entertaining, Guy Cooper and Gordon Taylor, garden designers extraordinaires, travel around the gardens of Britain — the traditional, the eccentric and the contemporary — in a dashing 1960s Alvis sports car, talking in their informed and witty way about the unusual and interesting elements of design they have found. They visit a dazzling range of gardens in Buckinghamshire, East Anglia, Yorkshire, the Heart of England, the South West and Scotland, holding forth authoritatively on, among others, spectacular creations of Capability Brown and Humphry Repton, a sculpture garden in Devon, herb growers in Hereford and a brave new twenty-first-century garden in Norfolk.

They meet people who have invested every spare moment in their gardens and are as passionate about gardening as they are themselves. Their enthusiasm leads to differences of opinion, differences that Cooper and Taylor are not shy to express as they draw not just on their own design experience and contemporary ideas but also on Britain’s great heritage of garden design.

THE CURIOUS GARDENERS is a very personal tour through the length and breadth of the land, allowing these two innovative designers to revel in the glory of the country’s most outstanding gardens — both the truly grand and the wonderfully individual.”
Notes: Illustrated by Clive Boursnell (Photos.). Size: 10¾" x 8¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: gardens great britain design garden sculpture landscaping guy cooper gordon taylor clive boursnell photos 0747236143 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The English Home by Doreen Yarwood (£10.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713408057]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily rubbed at the corners, frayed at the spine ends with some further small scuffs. Leans Top corner of the first blank roughly torn out, with the library reference to the spine of the dust wrapper suggest ex-library but there are no further marks. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & drawings. From the cover: “The aim of the book, writes Doreen Yarwood, is to trace the development of the English Home from Saxon times to the outbreak of the First World War. The emphasis is on the domestic and social history of life in the home; it is an account, not of architecture, but of the furniture and furnishings, the comforts and austerity, the appliances and utensils, the mode of living through the ages.

Doreen Yarwood’s purpose, it will be seen, is an ambitious one: nothing less than a description and depiction of the changing settings in which English people have, over the past thousand years, passed the greater part of their lives. The success she achieves in so original an undertaking is indeed remarkable. No other book exists in which the enquirer can see at a glance what the mis-en-scene of a typical home was like in the Saxon, Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean, or any other of scores of periods up to the Edwardian one. Not only that, but how the variety of rooms developed from the simple Hall of the early Middle Ages to the decoration and furnishing of a range of specialised apartments at every epoch up to 1914. Photographs and drawings show, also, what the furniture, cooking and sanitary facilities, china, silver, glassware, heating and lighting arrangements consisted of at each period.

This greatly revised edition of a work which has for some years been unavailable, will be essential to students of interior decoration and of social history, just as it will be an invaluable source book for film, stage and TV designers of settings for period plays and films.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 286 pages. Tags: and art britain decoration decorative design dwellings england english furniture great history homes interior objects ornament
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The Million Pound Property Experiment: How to Make Money from Your Home by Colin McAllister & Justin Ryan (£10.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563488131]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Knocked at the tail of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Plans;

From the cover: “The Million Pound Property Experiment is a practical and stylish guide to making money from your home. Designers and property developers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan lead you through the maze of buying and selling a property, helping you assess your needs, research an area and deal with estate agents. From how to spot potential at a property viewing, to the best way to sell your home, Colin and Justin reveal all the tricks of the trade to help you on your way.

Looking at every room in the house as well as outside spaces, Colin and Justin give expert advice on the best changes to make to a property to increase its value, whether you’re planning to stay for a number of years or just buy, develop and sell quickly. Detailed case studies will help you avoid expensive mistakes, and shrewd money-making ideas will encourage you to take a fresh look at what you could do with your home.

This is an essential book for every home-owner. Colin and Justin’s in-depth knowledge of the property market will tell you all you’ll ever need to know about buying, selling and improving your home. With the experts by your side you’ll soon be on the way to maximizing your property’s profit potential.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Pene Parker. Size: 10" x 7¾". Pale Brown boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: interior decoration dwellings remodeling house selling buying
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The New Tech Garden by Paul Cooper (£10.50)Publisher: Mitchell Beazley — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1845332911]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 11" x 9". 192 pages. Tags: and architecture been celebration contemporary create descriptions design designers designs furnishings garden gardening gardens generation glass have history keeping landscape lifestyles man-made materials more new perspex planning plastic sculpture steel structures such techniques textiles used which with
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A Little History of British Gardening by Jenny Uglow (£9.50)Publisher: Pimlico — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0712664947]Condition: Very Good. Slight lean otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Did the Romans have rakes? Did the monks get muddy? Did the potato seem really weird when it arrived on our shores? This potted history of gardening in Britain takes us on a tour from the thorn hedges around prehistoric settlements to the rage for decking and ornamental grasses today. It tracks down the ordinary folk who worked the earth — the apprentice boys and weeding women, the florists and nursery gardeners — as well as the aristocrats, grand designers and famous plant-hunters.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6½". 342 pages. Tags: gardening great britain history historic evocative gardens british has horticulture landscapes science
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Changing Rooms by Linda Barker (£9.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563383828]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly frayed at the top corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Do you hanker after an exciting, professional new look for one of your rooms? Would you like to transform your surroundings in just a couple of days? If the answer is ‘yes’ then Changing Rooms is the book for you.

In the popular BBC series, neighbours from all over the country have been revamping rooms in each other’s houses. With the help of professional interior designers and DIY expert Handy Andy, the teams achieve fantastic results with a budget of just £500.

This book looks at 16 rooms from the series, all beautifully styled and photographed in full colour. Each room is examined in detail, and easy-to-follow instructions are provided so that you can achieve the same stunning results in your own home, including:

  • advice from top design professionals on overcoming problem rooms

  • handy checklists of materials and equipment needed

  • practical advice on the use of colour and lighting

  • trade secrets from the professional interior designers on the show

  • step-by-step decorating and construction techniques with clear illustrations

  • great ideas and solutions for storage and awkward spaces

  • glossary of DIY terminology


If you thought decorating and DIY were too difficult or time-consuming, then think again. Let Changing Rooms loose in your home, and give your room the makeover it has been waiting for.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Pictorial boards. 129 pages. Tags: adhesion attachment back batten beading before bevel board broken butt calico carpet chalkline colour cord cornice countersink dado decorating decorative decoupage designer details diy downlighters drapery edging effect fabric fibreboard finial finish fitted flat fretwork furnish furnishings furniture gilding gold grouting highlighting interior joint laminate level line mdf medium-density melamine mitre moire moiré moulding paint painting paintwork patterned pelmet piping plug plumb rail rawlplug re-decorate re-design refurnish room roughen roundel sanding scumbling selecting size spirit strip surface swag techniques terms tie wadding walls window
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The Guinness Book of Stamps Facts and Feats by James Mackay (£9.50)Publisher: Guinness Superlatives — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851122418]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & tables.Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 225 pages. Tags: acknowledgement-of-receipt twentieth-century pin-perforation recess-printing identification postage-stamps cancellations organizations commemorative photogravure disinfection cancellation philatelists speculative demonetized perforation industrious pigeongrams collectors’ Afghanistan single-line designating propaganda registered collection writing-up tête-bêche rouletting censorship non-postal collecting post-marks watermarks typography habilitado impression stationery philatelic letter-box technology production postcards pre-stamp first-day municipal designers cancelled newspaper forgeries universal aerograms
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The Soviet Air Force Since 1918 by Alexander F. Boyd (£9.50)Publisher: MacDonald & Janes — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356082881]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little age-tanned. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned and with a small graze, hole, to the dedication page. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “A comprehensive and detailed study of Soviet air power based on many years of research and a wide range of contemporary Russian documentary material. Covering the evolution of military aviation in the USSR from its emergence in the 1920s to the present day, this work sheds new light on the men who forged and commanded the Red Air Force in peace and war, the designers who created its aircraft, and the men who flew them. Of particular interest is new material, made available in English for the first time, revealing the havoc wrought by Stalin’s ‘terror purges’ in the Red Air Force and the Soviet aviation industry in the late 1930s, and their detrimental effect on subsequent operational performance.

During the epic struggle against the Luftwaffe the initially catastrophic losses were made good by a ruthless production drive, concentration on a few proven aircraft types and their progressive developments, and Allied help. Within less than three years this led to a complete reversal of the balance of air power on the Eastern Front and laid the foundations of the new Soviet Air Force. An even more remarkable achievement was the rapid assimilation of the impact caused by the jet and atomic age. During the past three decades Soviet military aviation has undergone constant modernisation and expansion, and the term ‘MiG fighter’ now has an international meaning.

In the 1970s the increasingly more efficient combination of modern tactical and strategic air forces gained a new dimension and became capable of backing up the global presence of the Soviet Navy.

This book is an important contribution to the better understanding of the nature, growth and effectiveness of Soviet air power.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Professor John Erickson. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XIX] 259 pages. Tags: boyd erickson 0356082881 soviet union voenno vozdushnye sily history air force socialist republics unit histories present day forces russian warfare military
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Timesaving Sewing by Edited by Reneé Dignan (£9.50)Publisher: Cy DeCosse — 1987Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0865732159]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". Pictorial boards. In the Singer Sewing Reference Library series. 128 pages. Tags: dignan 0865732159 singer sewing library quick efficient arts photography fashion designers home garden crafts hobbies how-to improvements household hints
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Wardrobe by Susie Faux; Philippa Davies; (£9.50)Publisher: Piatkus — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0861888766]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Develop Your Style and Confidence. Later printing. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white, with diagrams.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". 15 pages. Tags: conspicuousness depersonalizing comfortability visualization unstructured entertaining organization conditioning mini-facials accessories politicians pear-shaped reflexology traditional reappraisal leisurewear prejudices discarding developing guidelines individual stereotype confidence impression appearance foundation trenchcoat total-look briefcases management philosophy importance proportion alexander technique cosmetics stockings underwear combining hairstyle customers makeovers assessing occasions designers appearing boutiques courreges seriously top-heavy confusion
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Classic Motor Cars by Jonathan Wood (£6.50)Publisher: Shire — 1990Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0852637713]Condition: Very Good.Description: Reprint. [First: 1985] No. 151 in the series. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “This book is about British cars of the post Second World War era, when Jaguars regularly won the Le Mans twenty-four hour race and Mini Coopers dominated the Monte Carlo Rally. It was the heyday of the British sports car, when MGs, Triumph TRsand Jaguars were exported all over the world and brought the delights of open-air motoring to a new affluent generation. The top-selling saloons of the time, such as the Morris Minor, the well appointed ‘Auntie’ Rover and the successful Ford Cortina are all reminders that Britain was also producing some of the world’s finest automobile engineers. It was a period of change, when new makes such as Austin Healey, Bristol and Lotus arrived and Alvis, Armstrong Siddeley and Riley departed. This Album describes the makes, models and designers and charts the switchback fortunes of the British motor industry over thirty crucial years from 1945 until 1975, when the British Leyland combine was nationalised.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the Shire Album series. 32 pages. Tags: transportation automobiles performance automotive motoring antique classic prelude britain saloons pre-war events shire motor clubs album cars
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William Morris: An illustrated life of William Morris, 1834-1896 by Richard Tames (£5.50)Publisher: Shire — 1976Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0852631421]Condition: Very Good.Description: No. 3 iIn the series. Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6". In the Lifelines series. 48 pages. Tags: 19th activist ages and artists arts authors biographies biography britain british century designers england english great history medievalism middle morris studies visual william writer
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