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Neoclassicism in the North: Swedish Furniture and Interiors, 1770-1850: With a Catalog of Furniture Types and Styles and Notes on the Architects, Artists, and Craftsmen by Hakan Groth (£49.00)Publisher: London: Thames & Hudson — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0500236046]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is sunned at the join of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; References; Frontispiece; Title page vignette; Plans;

From the cover: “When the twenty-three-year-old Crown Prince Gustaf returned from Versailles in 1771 to ascend the throne of Sweden, he was determined to give his country a leading place in Europe culturally as well as politically. The style that he fostered — Neoclassicism — was itself an international movement. There are echoes in the interiors displayed here of the Louis XVI and Empire modes; pieces of furniture may reflect French, English or German influences, or be copied from objects discovered at Pompeii — but all is suffused by a distinctively Swedish freshness and by the northern light.

From royal salons with exquisite Pompeian ornament to modest spatter-painted Biedermeier halls, Hakan Groth and Fritz von der Schulenburg open the doors on an astonishing sequence of interiors which will come as a revelation to all but a few fortunate travellers; some, intensely private, are little known even in Sweden. Fritz von der Schulenburg’s marvellously evocative photographs, all specially taken for this book, present in detail the decoration and furnishings of twenty houses and apartments. Hakan Groth traces the evolution of the Neoclassical style in Sweden, placing it in its wider European context, and explores each of the buildings and its history. Plans, and original drawings by the architects and designers, complete the picture. These beautiful interiors are of unique value today not only as evocations of the past and treasure-houses of superb craftsmanship but also as a stimulus to contemporary decorators, who are increasingly turning to Neoclassicism for inspiration, and as a reminder that an international language can be spoken in a delightfully personal way.”
Notes: Illustrated by Fritz von der Schulenburg (Photos.). Size: 11½" x 9¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: interior decoration history 18th century, 19th century, ornament neoclassicism, neoclassical sweden, furniture styles, architecture history sweden, art sweden, design home furnishing decorative arts, first edition books, books written hakan groth, books illustrated fritz von der schulenburg (photos.), 0500236046
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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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
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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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
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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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
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
Stencilling and 3-D Work by Sarah Gleave (£11.50)Publisher: Letts — 1991Binding: Hardback Condition: Near Fine.Description: Sarah Gleave, a cake decorator with a range of designs, shows how stencilling can achieve professional results. 89pp. Index. Size: 21 x 22cmTags: three-dimensional architectural incorporating multicoloured mexican-style heat-sealing professional self-healing polyurethane fleur-de-lis masterpieces alstroemeria transferring horizontals christening parachuting celebration introducing proportions backgrounds positioning preparation monogrammed stencilling sugarcraft enthusiast three-tier decorating mackintosh decorative decoration decorators children’s stencilled techniques furnishing dado-rails ready-made commercial irregular designing wonderful essential butterfly preparing templates improvers repairing repeating furniture aeroplane
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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Furniture and Furnishings: Practical Decoration and Design Ideas by Melanie Paine (£10.50)Publisher: London: Conran Octopus — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1840910011]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: First in this edition. [First: 1996] Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The furnishings of a room give it its distinctive character, providing the decorator with the opportunity to transform a home through imaginative consideration of shape, coverings and surface decoration. Written by an interior-design expert, this sourcebook guides you through the practicalities of making and decorating all sorts of furnishings — both customizing fabrics and existing furniture, and creating individual items from slip-covers to table-linen and cushions, and including ideas for fastenings and trimmings. Illustrated product directories set out over 40 kinds of furnishing fabric, and along with options for embellishing textiles through sewing, dyeing, printing or painting reveal the full potential of soft furnishing coverings. Decorative ideas for reviving existing furniture pieces include varnishing wood, staining and creating texture with paint; achieving a verdigris effect on metal; mosaic work; applying decoupage; and suggestions for working with plastic and glass.”Notes: Size: 10" x 8¾". Black boards with White titling to the Spine. 80 pages. Tags: house furnishings interior decoration amateurs manuals design home furnishing decorating
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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Stencilling by VARIOUS (£10.50)Publisher: Macdonald Orbis — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356153223]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: From the flap: “Practical advice and inspirational ideas for stencilling. The clear, straightforward instructions enable the reader to tackle every surface with confidence. Floors, walls, ceilings, doors, windows and fabrics are covered, as well as furniture and small objects such as china, writing paper and clocks. Directions for drawing and cutting original designs are given, and tips for making the best use of commercial stencils are included.”Notes: Jacket designed by Jerry Tubby. Illustrated by Val Hill. Size: 10" x 7½". 128 pages. Tags: multicoloured architectural mexican-style fleur-de-lis transferring polyurethane self-healing heat-sealing professional stencilling proportions horizontals backgrounds preparation monogrammed dado-rails decorating children’s furnishing decoration decorative decorators stencilled techniques enlarging templates geometric repairing combining irregular butterfly stripping furniture paintwork aeroplane adhesives repeating finishing improvers technique preparing aerosols position solvents resizing contrast sticking repeated scalpels removing interior
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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The Curtain Sketchbook 2 by Wendy Baker (£10.50)Publisher: Marlborough: Shoestring Book Company — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0953293920]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains: Black & white drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Chrissie Carriere. Size: 11¾" x 8¼". 168 pages. Tags: baker chrissie carriere home furnishing decoration house decorating draperies interior art techniques drawing 0953293920
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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A City by City Guide to Living And Working in Australia by Roberta Duman (£9.50)Publisher: How to — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 184528089X]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Migration to Australia is not always straightforward, nor is it the right choice for everyone. This book is designed to assist people in making an informed decision then help them take the huge step to relocate. It will equip readers with enough information to prepare them for the day-to-day realities of living and working in Australia, as this often turns out to be very different from what was expected. Part One is a general overview to Living in Australia and details the complex visa process, finance, healthcare, lifestyle, property and education. Part Two examines Australia’s main cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Tasmania) and provides comprehensive information about what to expect from each in terms of lifestyle, employment opportunities, recreation, residential options and information on education and childcare for those with families. Written from personal experience, this book seeks to reduce some of the stress involved in making the momentous decision to live and work in Australia and offers valuable advice and tips on how to save time and money, getting there and settling in.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 274 pages. Tags: telecommunications superannuation international opportunities professional unemployment introduction city-by-city publications expectations recreational supermarkets implications application considering expressions researching electricals limitations residential recruitment differences electricity immigration information attractions sponsorship melbourne's terminology australians individual healthcare queensland brisbane's recreation centrelink australian conditions secondhand television occupation furnishing department categories employment interviews industries territory programme education utilities
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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Antique Furniture on a Budget by Graham Shearing (£9.50)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. A Practical Guide to Furnishing Your Home.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: nineteenth-century eighteenth-century mass-production cabinet-making austin-process 9780723200772 semi-precious collectibles commonwealth balance-cock powder-flask mid-georgian cromwellian hepplewhite seventeenth earthenware chamberlain accessories renaissance elizabethan chippendale mantelpiece restoration furnishings burr-walnut love-tokens secretaire portuguese chair-back gadrooning collectors sunderland sea-farers eighteenth caricature roisterers observer's calamander decorative shell-back sideboard carpentry sixteenth chocolate cupboards jewellery squeezers decanters punch-pot orangemen stretcher
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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The Liberty Home: Distinctive Sewing Projects from Classic Liberty Fabrics by Ljiljana Baird (£9.50)Publisher: London: MQ Publications — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0809229889]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: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Patterns;

From the cover: “Since it opened its doors in 1875, the House of Liberty has been synonymous with upscale living. The Liberty Home invites you to celebrate the unique heritage of the world’s finest fabrics by creating distinctive home-decorating projects and gifts.

This stunning book takes you around the Liberty home, demonstrating projects that can be made with a little skill, a free imagination, and your choice of sensational Liberty fabrics. Decorate your living room with a beautiful Tree of Life lap quilt, pillows in the deep rich colors and designs so characteristic of Liberty, and elegant lampshades and accessories. Or brighten up the kitchen with lovely floral tablecloths and colorful blinds and wall hangings. From the dining room to the bedroom to the nursery, Liberty fabrics will help you create this classic and enduring style.

The fascinating introduction describes how Liberty, under the guidance of its founder, Sir Arthur Lasenby Liberty, grew from a small retailer of exotic Oriental fabrics into the world’s finest fabric house, setting new standards of quality in home refinement.”
Notes: Illustrated by Penny Brown. Size: 11½" x 9¾. Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: liberty house furnishings company household linens draperies interior decoration home furnishing needlework fabric crafts decorating design hobbies textile fabrics england 0809229889
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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Furniture Restoration: A Manual of Techniques by Graham Usher (£8.50)Publisher: Marlborough: The Crowood Press — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1852239050]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains: Charts; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Diagrams; Glossary;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". 224 pages. Tags: furniture repairing amateurs manuals finishing decorative arts crafts home furnishing decoration woodworking hobbies woodwork 1852239050 9781852239053
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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