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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

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The Bed That Knew How to Fly by Frances Maitland-Nimmo (£101.00)Publisher: London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co. — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss to the spine ends. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Blanks and pastedowns tone. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Vignette to the title page; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Once upon a time there was a little girl called Rosemary who slept in a cot with sides, but she was growing so fast that her feet touched the bottom and her head touched the top. It was clearly time that she had a new bed. Buy me, whispered a funny little bed in the corner of the furniture store — so Rosemary did, and very glad she was too, because this bed knew how to fly! An enchanting little story by an author who really knows the ways of children. They will be entranced by Rosemary’s visits to the seaside, the circus and the gypsy encampment, and last of all her journey with Father Christmas, all in her magic bed. Molly Brett’s imaginative illustrations blend well with the story, making a picture book which will be a firm bedtime favourite.”
Notes: Illustrated by Molly Brett. Size: 8½" x 6½". Yellow boards. 45 pages. Tags: maitland-nimmo molly brett young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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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Simple Upholstery by Dorothy Hart; John Halliday; (£54.00)Publisher: Dryad Press — 1971Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0852190603]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Light spotting to start and finish. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: 5th Edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the cover: “This book is designed to give a practical scheme of the heavier kind of upholstery which, given the necessary tools and materials, can be carried out in any senior school for boys and girls. The subject offers a complete change, and the girls especially seem to welcome the heavier type of work involved. The scheme is definitely graded, from a very simple beginning to the upholstering of a chair seat, and includes the choice of fabrics for use in covering. The practical and artistic aspects are not separated, stress being laid on good form in construction as well as care in choice of colour and pattern in furnishing.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6". 56 pages. Tags: apprenticeship arm attaching avoid blind blued border braid bridles brocade brocatelle cabriole calico cavity centring chair chaise chisel choosing cloth coconut coir colours cord corduroy cover covers curly cushion cutting damask defects density dining domed double driving drop-in edges ended fabric facings feathering fibre filling fitted flies foam foot-stool frame frames
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 New Yankee Workshop Kids' Stuff by Norm Abram (£44.00)Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown & Co. — 1998Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0316004928]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “Norm Abram shows you just how easy it can be to build durable, handcrafted furniture and playthings that every kid (and parent) will love. If you have a special child in your life, a grandchild or two, a nephew who thinks you’re the greatest, or a daughter who doubles as your shadow, you should have The New Yankee Workshop Kids’ Stuff in your workshop, right next to your trusty hammer. And then you can decide which is more rewarding making these projects or giving them away.”Notes: 184 pages. Tags: abram 0316004928 home garden crafts hobbies woodworking projects expert advice norm furniture making children design construction
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 Intelligent Layman's Book of British Furniture 1600-2000 by Clive Edwards, Peter Brewer, Treve Rosoman, Jonathan Meyer, Michael Barrington & Christopher Claxton Stevens (£42.00)Publisher: London: The Intelligent Layman Publishers — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0947798307]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 12" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 353 pages. Tags: 0947798307 furniture britain history 17th century 18th 19th 20th antiques design
P&P: UK 1st £10.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £16.86. EU Air £16.60. ROW Surface £16.86. ROW Air £31.72

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The Handyman In The Home: In 3 Volumes by Edited by Arthur W. Judge (£40.00)Publisher: Caxton Publishing Company — 1956Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned otherwise a pleasant set.Description: September Reprint of the 2nd Edition. [First: 1930] Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the preface: “As its title indicates, this work has been prepared expressly for the practical handyman desirous of undertaking a wide variety of jobs connected with the home, garden, garage and small workshop, including not only the domestic repairs and renovations that become necessary from time to time but also useful improvements and additions to the home and its contents. The keen home dweller, with a knowledge of the use of the simple tools and materials described in these volumes, can not only tackle most household repairs and additions expeditiously, but also avoid a good deal of expense. Apart from these considerations, there is always the satisfaction associated with the completion of a job that would otherwise have meant calling in someone else for the purpose. In addition to the extensive range of household repairs, fittings, furniture and other relevant items dealt with in this work, there are also a number of sections, including those on homecrafts, hobbies, sports accessories, outdoor constructions, etc., which will be found both useful and profitable to the handyman and housewife. Since many of the articles in these volumes deal with woodwork repairs and new constructions, it was considered desirable to include a comprehensive section, written by a well-known expert in such matters, on the subject of carpentry and woodworking tools, so that the reader who is not very well acquainted with the use of the latter can improve both his knowledge and experience.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 994 pages. Tags: examples ferranti temporal choosing rawlplug cleaners location formulas ragbolts fingered gate-leg concrete patterns stitches shunting tapestry frosting arterial seamless pressing imperial portiere employed schrader wireless utensils handsaws shooting ifailure trimming twaddell scissors dressing prufitol watering injector fastener grinding slater's bandages hammocks mandolin grafting lavatory ironwork basketry chenille grinders transfer fixtures charging
P&P: UK 1st £12.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £19.46. EU Air £19.10. ROW Surface £19.46. ROW Air £36.72
Woodworker Annual Volume 89 by VARIOUS (£30.50)Publisher: Argus — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0852428642]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, slight nick at leading edge and again at top edge near spine.Description: This 89th Woodworker Annual is, at 976 pages, the biggest yet, reflecting the increasing interest in all matters conceming timber and its conversion into attractive artefacts. Activity by both amateur and professional craftsmen continues to expand,and new ideas, or new applications of old ideas, abound. Britain's most respected woodworking magazine, Woodworker, records and reports developments in tools, techniques and design and, brought together as the Annual, offers an unrivalled source of information and instruction. 976pp. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)Tags: tonguing-and-grooving glueing-and-screwing tongue-and-grooving mortice-and-tenon old-woman’s-tooth internal-spring rising-pillar edge-jointing metal-working coach-maker’s construction screwdrivers wood-turning woodworker’s parallel-jaw double-ended composition screwdriver parting-off floorboards grindstones woodworking box-combing workbenches replacement marking-out woodturning pistol-grip accessories quarter-cut rising-butt carpenter’s countersunk slip-sheet blockboard toolmaking parliament fastenings chiselling hard-board wood-chuck warrington techniques shockproof spokeshave laminboard artificial improvised cross-band attachment additional
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

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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

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A Collector's Guide to Antiques by Harris Rosenberg (£28.50)Publisher: Greenwich Editions — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0862881218]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Lower panel lightly scuffed and soiled. Text bright and tight. A nice copy.Description: From the cover: “This is an essential handbook for both the serious collector and the enthusiastic amateur. Every aspect of the subject, from furniture to brooches, is covered. Over 500 illustrations create an instant visual reference to styles and periods. The informative text researches the art history behind every category of antique, and describes the qualities that give old objects their value. It also explains why particular styles are important and helps the reader distinguish the genuine from the fake. An international price guide provides useful knowledge of market trends.”Notes: Size: 12" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 384 pages. Tags: china furniture metalware glass toys pastimes collectables collect antiques surgical instruments victorian truncheons antiques furniture fakes porcelain earthenware china sevres chippendale collecting toys golf clubs comics clocks
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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Tailored Loose Covers by Mary Davies (£28.00)Publisher: Stanley Paul — 1982Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0091456614]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this edition. Illustrated with line diagrams. From the cover: “Little more than a sewing machine and a pair of scissors is required to transform perfectly good, but somewhat worn furniture or perhaps pieces whose existing covers make them seem merely dated, and the tailored loose cover can easily be made at home by following the instructions set out here. Covering all aspects — choice of fabric, estimating, cutting, sewing and trimming — Mary Davies describes every step in the process for each part of almost every kind of chair, sofa and other items.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 183 pages. Tags: armchairs measuring estimating bolster cushion barkweave bias strips piping cushion covers box-pleated frills bri-nylon darts sewing dining chair seats fastenings fireside chairs gathered frills, hems hook eyelet tape hooks and eyes moquette notching seams patterned material pleated skirts and frills pouffe covers roll arm caps trimming self-patterned materials settees shrink proof material skirts small covers stool covers stretch bri-nylon tacking trimming seams tub chairs turnings sewing wings zip fasteners furnishings loose cover
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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Treasures from the National Trust by Various (£27.00)Publisher: National Trust Books — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781905400454]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Lower panel slightly loose. Leans very slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “The National Trust cares for some of the most important, varied and valuable historical collections in Britain. From paintings by Rubens to elaborate Boulle furniture, the enormous range of priceless objects held in the Trust’s hundreds of historic properties is unequalled, and many of them are still housed in the places for which (hey were originally commissioned or acquired. This sumptuous book brings together some of the best of this outstanding collection.

Divided into themed chapters such as Arms & Armour, Clocks, Paintings, Textiles, Furniture and Transport, Treasures from the National Trust displays and describes each piece in an accessible way, ideal both for those with little knowledge of art history and artefacts and those more versed in the subjects.

Objects are chosen both for their beauty and their historical interest, and range from unique clocks, unusual costumes and rare books to more eclectic objects, such as the bicycles in the Hundred Wheels attic at Snowshill Manor, or even the decommissioned atomic bomb casing at Orford Ness. These valuable articles bridge the centuries, stretching from ancient Greek vases to 20th-century modernist furniture. Featuring stunning photography, this book is an essential guide to the very best of Britain’s treasures.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Adrian Tinniswood. Size: 10¼" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 376 pages. Tags: 9781905400454 photo techniques art instruction photography history antiques collectibles european collections catalogs national trust great britain objects antiquities weiss gallery london england antique furniture collectables ceramics glass exhibitions furnit various adrian tinniswood first editions firsts printings 1st
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 Encyclopedia of Popular Antiques by Edited by Michael Carter (£25.00)Publisher: Cathay — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0891784928]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ, lower panel creased at bottom edge. Internally bright and clean if a little faded.Description: Illustrated with over 70 colour pictures and many line drawings. Illustrated / decorative end papers. 400pp. Index. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)Tags: antiques furniture collectables silver clocks 0891784928
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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William L. Price: Arts and Crafts to Modern Design by George E. Thomas (£24.50)Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1568982208]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged heavily at the head of the spine and carries a small sticker scar to the upper panel. Bruised at the corners of the lower board. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Architect George Howe believed there were three pioneers of American architecture: Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and William L. Price. While Wright and Sullivan are still regarded as central figures in the history of American architecture, Price awaits rediscovery.

Price, a disciple of Frank Furness who practiced in Philadelphia from 1883 to 1916, established the character of two of the nation’s greatest resorts, Atlantic City and Miami, thus shaping the architecture of the Roaring Twenties. Although his biggest and best-known projects, the Art Deco Traymore Hotel in Atlantic City and the Chicago Freight Terminal, were both destroyed, his Arts and Crafts Utopian community in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania and his Garden City community in Arden, Delaware survive to attest to the vigour of his ideas and the leadership he exerted.

Price left a legacy of exquisite houses, railroad stations, and commercial structures that were widely emulated and recall the best works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Greene & Greene. In addition, Price was an accomplished writer and furniture designer whose work was regularly featured in Gustav Stickley’s The Craftsman.

Price’s role in shaping American architecture is uncovered in this lavishly illustrated volume, which documents the architect’s complete works — including over 350 hotels, houses, and pieces of furniture — bringing to light this unknown American master.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Robert Venturi. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 362 pages. Tags: price william architecture 19th century united states history 20th architects biography modern american george thomas robert venturi first editions firsts printings 1st
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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Design and Build Your Own Doll's Houses by Beryl Armstrong (£24.00)Publisher: Apple Press — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1850766401]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight rubbing to the head of both the dust wrapper and the boards. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice, tight copy.Description: Reprint. [First: 1993] Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The world of doll’s houses is an exciting and magical one and when you build your own house you are limited only by your imagination. You can create in miniature whatever you want — a palatial mansion, an old farmhouse, a country cottage or a shop. Design and Build Your Own Doll’s Houses gives you all the information you need to achieve this. There is one simple principle upon which the construction of a whole house is based and that is building a box. It is clearly explained at the beginning of the book and once you have grasped this you can go on to create a house as simple or elaborate as you wish. Design and Build Your Own Doll’s Houses guides you through the whole building process — making the basic box structure, adding the internal walls, floors and ceilings and putting on the roof and front. It includes detailed information on how to build staircases, doors, windows, fireplaces and how to wire and decorate your house. Techniques for every conceivable feature are explained with the aid of step-by-step photographs, and as many alternative methods are given as possible so that you can adapt them to suit your own requirements. This book is full of inspiring and useful ideas and advice on how to avoid common pitfalls. There is a suggested work schedule to help you organise and order the construction, and at the end you will have your own unique house, awaiting only furniture and inhabitants.”Notes: Size: 9" x 11¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 96 pages. Tags: and architrave assembling attic banisters barge barn bars baseboard basement basic bathroom bay birch blinds block boards box breast brickwork bulbs carpet ceiling chimney choice circuit clamp clubs connector construction copper covering coving craft cupboard curtains curved cut decorating depth design designing dividers dollhouses dolls doorknobs doors doorways dormer double drill
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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Practical Magic — A Book of Transformations, Spells & Mind Magic by Marian Green (£22.50)Publisher: Lorenz — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0754807444]Condition: Very Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a 1" tear to the foot of the leading edge of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “The ancient traditional arts of healing, foretelling the future and discovering the power of ancient gods and goddesses within have too often been mislaid or abandoned over the centuries. Now, with the advent of the Age of Aquarius, people are turning back to the old ways, and are searching out the natural magical elements that were once a part of everyday life. These all but forgotten skills have never

really left us, and can be mastered once again by working with traditional exercises and techniques. This book is based on the truths of natural magic, that honour Nature and her cycles, and also on the individual powers of insight and farseeing that we all have within us.

Learn how to draw power from the cycles of the moon, creation myths and astrology. How, by matching our hectic lives with more ancient cycles, we can create oases of calm and peace through simple exercises that awaken the planets’ subtle energies. Practical Magic offers an in depth look at the traditions of rite and ritual, the cyclical nature of society’s celebrations and practical advice on devising new workings for all occasions. As well as instructions on such matters as making incense or a talisman, learning to dowse and dedicate an altar, there are also more advanced levels of magic work — enhancing your psychic abilities, successful astral travel, creative visualization and inner sight.

This book will help you to learn that by recreating a place of inner peace our own forgotten skills and unknown abilities can be brought to the surf ace to bring enlightenment, power and joy.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 96 pages. Tags: adepti age air also altars altered amulets ancestors and angels aphrodite apollo aquarius archangels arthurian aspects astral astrology atmosphere auras autumn beliefs beltane blessing book bread brigit broomstick candlemas candles cards cauldron ceremonies chakras changing chaos charms christmas circles coming-of-age commitment communion consciousness cosmos country covens crystal-gazing cycle dances dawn days
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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Harewood House: One of the Treasure Houses of Britain by Mary Mauchline (£22.00)Publisher: Ashbourne: Moorland Publishing Co. Ltd. — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861903668]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1974] Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Colour photographs; Genealogical tables;

From the cover: “Harewood House has been the Lascelles family home for over 200 years. Built by John Carr of York over a period of eleven years between 1759-1771, the spectacular interior is the work of the Scottish architect Robert Adam. He designed the exquisite ceilings decorated by Joseph Rose, Biaglio Rebecca and Antonio Zucchi. The house contains unrivalled furniture made especially for Harewood by Thomas Chippendale, born only a few miles up the Wharfe Valley at Otley, and a famous collection of Sevres porcelain.

Harewood House is surrounded by 1,000 acres of fine parkland, gardens and woodland shaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the creator of eighteenth-century English landscaping.

In the rooms hang many distinguished family portraits painted by such renowned artists as Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney, John Hoppner and Sir Thomas Lawrence, water-colours by J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Girtin, and Renaissance masterpieces by Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto and El Greco. Many of the Italian pictures were collected by Henry, the Sixth Earl of Harewood and husband of HRH Princess Mary, the Princess Royal, who lived here from 1929 until her death in 1965.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: mauchline stately homes west yorkshire england lascelles family harewood house leeds 0861903668 9780861903665
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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Sotheby's Guide by Edited by Vanessa Brett (£22.00)Publisher: Penguin — 1987Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 9780670820139]Condition: Very Good. Small knock to the leading edge of the upper board.Description: Antiques and Their Prices Worldwide 1988 Edition Volume 3. From the cover: “The prices in this book are never just estimates. In each case you will find how much an object fetched at a specific auction, dated and located in any one of Sotheby’s worldwide auction houses. Sotheby’s experts contribute invaluable information about the market and an assessment of trends in collecting. This edition contains 8,000 entries based on the experience of the world’s greatest auction house. It is the ideal reference work for all lovers of antiques and collectibles.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Pictorial boards. 736 pages. Tags: salerooms furniture decorations oak furniture clocks watches american samplers porcelain sculpture jewellery silver roman mosaics portrait miniatures disney judaica coins banknotes antiquities american indian art tribal art islamic
P&P: UK 1st £8.25. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £12.96. EU Air £12.85. ROW Surface £12.96. ROW Air £24.22

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Design and Decoration in the Home by Henry Stephenson (£21.50)Publisher: Blandford Press — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ edgeworn, faded with loss at head and tail and a small scuff at the top corner of the upper wrap. Previous owners inscription and name stamp to the ffep, complimented by a pasted on BP Oil "Stop, Look & Listen" sticker.Description: This useful handbook shows how to design and decorate the interior of a house or flat, whether it is a new one or already lived in. In clear and explicit text, aided by black and white drawings, takes the reader through the stages of developing a scheme for a bedroom, lounge, dining room, hall, kitchen, bathroom, and nursery. The final effect in each case is shown in a stimulating colour illustration.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". 80 pages. Tags: decorate design interiors wall paper decorating painting trims accessories furniture make overs
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 Traditional Furniture Maker by David Bryant (£21.00)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1990Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) First Edition. [ISBN: 0713459549]Condition: Very Good+. Last blank page has faint stains, possibly coffee but these are the only marks.Description: The thirty designs in this book are measured from originals in some of England's finest country houses which have participated in this project. The range of period furniture designs includes tables, chairs, chests, and miscellaneous other items, carefully chosen to appeal to craftsmen of all levels of ability. Thus there are designs for simple items such as a mahogany tray and a whatnot, intermediate-level pieces such as Sheraton and Hepplewhite dining chairs, and more demanding furniture, such as an inlaid octagon worktable, a four-post bed, etc.Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". 219 pages. Tags: chairs tables Sheraton Hepplewhite country houses cabinet making french polishing woodturning wood working joinery antique furniture
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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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The Complete Book of Furniture Restoration by Tristan Salazar (£19.00)Publisher: Bison — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861240898]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “The skills of a furniture restorer will help you make the most of bargains still to be found in rummage sales and auctions. The Complete Book of Furniture Restoration enables you to recognize different woods and explains how they are related to styles of furniture, and teaches you to look at a piece as an expert would.. Full of practical hints and advice easy enough for even the most unskilled to follow, it will introduce the newcomer to the pleasures of working with wood and extend the skills of the already experienced. This book is a must for all those trying to furnish their homes without spending a fortune.”Notes: 160 pages. Tags: adam and anne antique antiques art baluster baroque beading bed beds bevel book bridal burr-walnut cabinet cabinet-making cabinets carpentry carved carver case cassette century chair chair-back chairs chest chestnut chests chippendale clock clocks collectibles collectors commode cornice cots cottage court cradles cressent cromwellian cupboard cupboards day dentils dining drawers dutch early
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Royal Heritage: The Story of Britain's Royal Builders and Collectors by J. H. Plumb (£18.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563170824]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper with light creasing to the foot of the lower panel. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Public display and public benefaction have seen to it that Royal patronage is rarely an entirely private matter. But even those who have seen the paintings, drawings, and furniture and other works of art shown in exhibitions in the Queen’s Gallery, or visited the Palaces and residences open to the public, may be surprised at the range of the collection.

Royal building — from the Tower of London, through the great medieval chapels, churches, and castles, the Banqueting house at Whitehall and on to the hospitals at Greenwich and Chelsea and the pavilion at Brighton — are a central theme in the history of British architecture. The royal collection itself is of an unparalleled magnificence and variety. This book shows how the collection reflects the taste and interests of successive royal builders and collectors. The illustrations cover paintings and drawings, buildings and furniture, porcelain and glass, jewels and stamps, books and scientific instruments.

This is a portrait of one aspect of monarchy, a celebration of patronage and taste which, like the films it accompanies, will help make Britain’s Royal heritage better known to the public at large.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 360 pages. Tags: elizabeth queen great britain art collections kings and rulers royal families 973-1976 private visual arts critical studies history plumb 0563170824 first editions firsts printings 1st
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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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A History of Everyday Things In England by Marjorie Quennell; C. H. B. Quennell (£18.00)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1911Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners, boards a little sunned. Leans. Top corner of the first blank clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text bright and tight.Description: Vol I of II only, 1066—1499. Illustrated with line drawings.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Pale Brown boards with Green titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 208 pages. Tags: gothic architecture england history english furniture modern furniture woodwork domestic architecture english house country life care books libraries monasteries richard beauchamp british and foreign arms and armour british castles mediaeval military architecture english monastic life social england fifteenth century middle ages social life ancient and modern ships sailing ships william rufus becket levy scutage rebellion wales first crusade peterboro nave rochester castle dover castle lincoln cholr third crusade robin hood jocelin brakelond anselm
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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
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Complete Book of Furniture Restoration by Tristan Salazar (£16.50)Publisher: Tiger International — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1870461479]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: First in this edition. [First: Bison, 1980] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The skills of a furniture restorer will help you make the most of bargains still to be found in rummage sales and auctions. The Complete Book of Furniture Restoration enables you to recognize different woods and explains how they are related to styles of furniture, and teaches you to look at a piece as an expert would.

The book details the tools you need and how to use and maintain them, and how to improvise to keep costs down. It has sections on chairs, cabinets, and tables, illustrating the most common faults, how they are caused and how to repair them in keeping with the style of furniture. The techniques are explained clearly enough for even the complete beginner to follow. The author shows how to remove scratches, dents and cigarette burns without spoiling the patina which gives old furniture much of its value. The art of reupholstering sagging chairs and sofas is made clear and a final section deals with repairs to wicker and rush furniture.

The Complete Book of Furniture Restoration, written by Tristan Salazar, an experienced restorer, is extensively illustrated with over 250 step-by-step diagrams and photographs. Full of practical hints and advice easy enough for even the most unskilled to follow, it will introduce the newcomer to the pleasures of working with wood and extend the skills of the already experienced. This book is a must for all those trying to furnish their homes without spending a fortune..”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: adam and anne antique antiques art baluster baroque beading bed beds bevel book bridal burr-walnut cabinet cabinet-making cabinets carpentry carved carver case cassette century chair chair-back chairs chest chestnut chests chippendale clock clocks collectibles collectors commode cornice cots cottage court cradles cressent cromwellian cupboard cupboards day dentils dining drawers dutch early
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Royal Heritage: The Story of Britain's Royal Builders and Collectors by J. H. Plumb; Huw Wheldon; (£16.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight shelf wear at edges of dust wrapper and also slightly loose.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white.Notes: 360 pages. Tags: michelangelo studiesgreat winterhalter hanoverians collections sandringham collecting kensington buckingham Rembrandts royalgreat collectors studiesart eighteenth buildings treasures elizabeth furniture patronage families heritage building critical medieval victoria vermeers leonardo balmoral monarchy painting britain private raphael studies history holbein windsor palaces england british century stuarts hampton rulers master palace tudors french castle visual albert george rubens queen great kings isles vinci royal court house owned arts the art and
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Sotheby's World Guide to Antiques and Their Prices by Edited by Jane Crawley (£16.50)Publisher: Penguin — 1985Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0140081747]Condition: Very Good. Nicked at head and tail of spine with a further chip to top edge of upper board. Internally bright and clean. A solid copy.Description: 1986 Edition. Illustrated with B&W photographs. Unrivalled coverage of antiques and collectables from oriental porcelain to American folk art, from English furniture to Rock and Roll memorabilia.Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". 688 pages. Tags: Auctions Furniture Arts 0140081747
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The Complete Decorating and Home Improvement Book by Mike Lawrence (£16.50)Publisher: Lorenz — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1859671268]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper with a small nick to the head of the lower panel.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs and tables. Reprint [1993]. From the cover: “Every home needs repainting, updating or repair work to keep it looking fresh, stylish and in good condition. Whether y have a new house in need of additional features and fittings, an old property requiring a major overhaul, or simply want to refresh an outmoded decorating scheme, The Complete Decorating and Home Improvement Book provides all the guidance, expertise and inspiration needed for complete success and perfect results every time.

An introductory chapter sets the scene, outlining how best to assess the existing decor and condition of the home, and how to plan the work and choose new decorating materials. These planning stages are clarified with invaluable advice on using colour, texture and pattern to best effect, reorganizing available space effectively and choosing lighting to enhance every room in the house.

Each of the following practical chapters — Painting, Paperhanging, Tiling, Laying Floor Coverings, Features and Fittings, Soft Furnishings, Storage, and Maintenance and Repairs — contains all the instructive and problem-solving information you will need to complete any given task. The self-contained projects include clear step-by-step photographs and instructions, with additional charts, checklists and explanatory diagrams for instant reference. Advice on the types of materials available, the necessary tools and equipment, and plenty of practical hints and tips ensure that every technique is accessible and easy to follow.

Aimed at everyone from the novice home decorator to the experienced enthusiast, The Complete Decorating and Home Improvement Book covers all the different areas of practical do-it-yourself required to make the very best of your home without spending a fortune.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: alterations colour coverings décor decorating do-it-yourself dwellings everyday features fittings furnishings furniture ideal interior internal laying lighting maintenance materials painting paperhanging repainting repair schemes storage tiling updating using
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The Complete Garden Makeover Book by Better Homes and Gardens (£16.50)Publisher: Merehurst — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853918326]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper slightly ruffled with slight pulling at the head of the spine. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this edition. [First: Murdoch, 1998] Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “This comprehensive guide will help you to make the most of your garden, whatever its shape, size or location. Whether you desire a lush space to entertain friends on summer nights, dream of creating a private garden retreat, or crave a sun-drenched patio to lounge on, you will find the information you need within these pages.

The Complete Garden Makeover Book is fully illustrated with hundreds of step-by-step diagrams. It offers expert advice on how to plan and start improving your garden, then provides detailed information about creating every type of garden feature:

  • Paths
  • Steps
  • Patios And Courtyards
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Fences And Screens
  • Gates
  • Decking
  • Stairs
  • Pergolas And Shelters
  • Pools And Ponds
  • Barbecues
  • Benches
Complete with resource guides for gardening and building — and a chapter on ‘special purpose’ gardens — you will find The Complete Garden Makeover Book is packed with wonderful ideas to help you create your ideal garden.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 295 pages. Tags: annuals applied artificial ash asymmetrical attractive battens bedding beds beginners blocks borders boundary brick centre cherries clematis climbers colour concrete confined contrasts coping cottage crazy curved curving cypresses depth designed designer’s development diagonal drive-in dwarf fencing filigree flowering foliage garage gardens good-natured grey hazel herb honeycomb hurdles increased interwoven japanese larger
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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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Christie's Review of the Year 1968/1969 by ANON. (£14.00)Publisher: Newman Neame — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.Description: From the cover: “Although the Review consists predominantly of colour and black-and-white photographs of the choicer works of art which have passed through the salerooms, there is plenty of reading matter to interest both the connoisseur and general reader. Featuring such a complete cross section of the art world — from wine and stamps to pictures worth half a million pounds — the Review is indeed a unique guide to current trends and prices.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 368 pages. Tags: antique collecting old master english paintings drawings watercolours impressionist modern paintings drawings sculpture jewellery silver arms armour objects art vertu coins books manuscripts porcelain glass middle east far eastern ceramics japanese works art netsuke furniture tapestries carpets wine traction engines steam locomotives models dresses stamps christie’s salerooms
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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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Encyclopedia of Arts and Crafts: The International Arts Movement 1850-1920 by Wendy Kaplan (£14.00)Publisher: London: Headline — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0747201803]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 10¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: architecture history 19th century arts crafts movement 20th art objects decorative design furniture furnishings arts-and-crafts ornamentation guilds scandinavia vienna secession morris’s tapestries embroideries scottish candace british potteries ironwork brass copperwork
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English and Continental Furniture and Works of Art Wednesday 7 February 2001 at 11.15 A.M. by Anon. (£14.00)Publisher: Christie's South Kensington — 2001Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. File copy stickers to both wrappers with the results of an earlier sale stapled to the title page. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 10½" x 8¼". 280 pages. Tags: auction results english and continental furniture works art french gilt bronze figure girl late 9th century fender early 20th pair louis xvi style chenets set italian variegated marble busts mid group north african tribesman camel back 19th three blue john urns chinese reverse painting glass anon
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Furniture and Works of Art Wednesday 27 September 2000 At 11.45 A.M. by Anon. (£14.00)Publisher: Christie's South Kensington — 2000Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Reference copy stickers to both wrappers and the auction results, on A4 pages, are stapled to the title page. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 10½" x 8¼". 258 pages. Tags: set four large empire style gilt bronze three light wall appliques early 20th century northern european tortoiseshell veneered table casket probably dutch 18th george iii giltwood sofa auction results carpets furniture and works art anon
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Metropolitan Flowers by Everett Fahy (£14.00)Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0810913178]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Colour Drawings; Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 112 pages. Tags: flowers art 0810913178 textiles ceramics furniture prints drawings 0870993100 textiles and paintings shows how artists variety shapes colors colours scents new york state grossman alvin metropolitan museum painting everett fahy 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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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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Macdonald Guide to Buying Antique Furniture by Rachael Field (£13.50)Publisher: MacDonald — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356126196]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. More than 50 classic styles expertly analysed. Each piece keyed to quick ref points of authenticity, repair and restoration. Tell-tale signs of reproduction and much more. 176pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")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
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Making Country Furniture by George Buchanan (£13.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713479523]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: Celebrating the traditional in style, George Buchanan shows you how to create 15 pieces of country furniture which will be treasured for years to come. These include a trinket box, a sleigh bed, a comer cupboard, a child's chair and a trestle table, bringing the natural beauty and rich textures and tones of wood into your home.Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". 176 pages. Tags: chairs tables desks boxes beds wardrobes hand made furniture carpentry joining
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The Story of English Furniture by Bernard Price (£13.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563162147]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: Contains a glossary of terms. 2nd printing. [First Published: 1978] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “This book was written to accompany the BBC television series The Story of English Furniture. While it may be used as a work of reference it can also be read from cover to cover as a story — a story which embraces social history, discovery, craftsmanship and achievement.

The development of English craftsmanship and design is traced from the days of the anonymous medieval joiner through the era of the cabinet maker and the work of Chippendale, Hepplewhite and their contemporaries in the ‘Golden Age of English Furniture’ up to the present century.

It is perhaps because furniture forms part of the backcloth to our everyday experience that its evolution and design is frequently taken for granted. The Story of English Furniture seeks to explain the designs of different periods and to create further interest in the appreciation of the English heritage.

The book demonstrates how architecture and furniture design have been firmly linked through the centuries, from the oak refectory table of the medieval hall to the unit furniture of the twentieth century town house. We see how methods of construction, available timber, shape and decorative features may assist in dating and identifying individual pieces. We are also made aware that conflicts have arisen from the introduction of machinery into what was previously the domain of the individual craftsman, but that in the modern world an intelligent use of machinery is essential in order to satisfy mass demand.

Above all, the book provides clear evidence that the quality of design and craftsmanship of each age is directly related to the interest and demands of the customer.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Arthur Negus. Size: 10¼" x 8". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: furniture england history the regency victorian gothic influential victorians arts and crafts movement art nouveau english 1977 british isles jacobean restoration william mary veneer marquetry queen anne early georgian walnut mahogany thomas chippendale robert adam neo-classicism notable neo-classical eighteenth century bernard price paul smith owen robin drake 0563162147
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The Illustrated Guide to Furniture by Andrew Brunt (£13.00)Publisher: Peerage — 1985Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) [ISBN: 1850520216]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. A comprehensive survey of furniture styles throughout the world from ancient times to the present. Over 80 colour photographs, including interiors 55 black and white photographs, 30 colour drawings, 140 line drawings, Directory of makers and designers, Glossary.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 256 pages. Tags: porcelain stoneware lacquer japanning basketry caning mesopotamia oriental furniture renaissance ottoman mortise padfoot club secretary romayne work strapwork string-banding dormants turning veneer
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Country Crafts Today by J. E. Manners (£12.50)Publisher: Country & Gardeners Book Society — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Country Crafts Today is a comprehensive guide to the arts and trades which flourished in past times. It is also an important record, in words and pictures, of present-day craftsmen, their tools and skills. Mr Manners has produced a vivid portrait of village life and the occupations which were an integral part of the daily round. He covers those crafts which are fast dying-out, such as coopering, hedge laying, basketry and hand-made footwear, and includes those, like thatching, farriery and saddlery, which seem assured of a secure future. He sees a glimmer of hope for today’s craftsmen in that many people, tired of mass-produced goods, are demanding hand-made articles, from local pottery to wrought-iron work. Oak-bark tanning, cricket-bat making, charcoal burning, falconry, furniture and flint knapping, even dewponds, are described in this welcome addition to any country lover’s library. Country Crafts Today is a fascinating study, attractive to the eye, to be dipped irito time and again as a basic work of reference.”Notes: Jacket designed by John Manners. Size: 8½" x 6". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: amulet and ankh arrangements ashford attractive badsey’s base basket-maker’s basketry baskets bodkin borders bought brown buff burning cards cavity chain charcoal close-five cochineal collage conversion coopering core corn corner cornucopia crafts craftsmanship create cricket-bat cross crosspiece daub dazi desiccants dewponds dollies dolly door drying dyeing dyes english equipment everlasting falconry farriery
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Furniture Projects by Christopher Cavanaugh (£12.50)Publisher: Meredith — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0696206307]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled.Description: Anyone who loves to work with wood will applaud the 41 furniture projects designed.specifically for this book. These pieces of fine furniture will give you enjoyment again and again: You'll savour time in the workshop, experiencing the satisfaction of creating something useful; you'll delight in the finished product; and you'll feel a glow of pride when friends and family shower you with well-earned compliments. To ensure your success, each project was checked by woodworking experts. A prototype of every piece of furniture was built by the experts to expose any glitches.Notes: Size: 4to Demy (28 x 22cm Approx.). 160 pages. Tags: carpentry woodwork cabinet cradle bookcase adirondack armoire hope chest hobby centre patio settee porch swing workbench mission bed sawing cutting building
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Guide to the Archaeological Sites of Britain by Peter Clayton (£12.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Fine - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear.Description: There are in Britain over 2,000 archaeological sites - mostly prehistoric and Roman - that can be visited. They range in size from the faint indications of a partially ploughed out barrow ( ancient burial mound) to complete circuits of wall like those at the Saxon Shore fort of Pevensey. What the visitor needs, when wandering around an ancient site, is some background information which will bring the past to life. And here it is. Mono illustrations throughout.Tags: adopts ages aggradation agriculture amphitheatres amphorae ancient anglia anglo-saxon animals antiquities antler archaeology architectural archiving artefacts ash-houses avenue awls axes bags bailey balls bandits barns barrows baths beacons bed bee-bole beehive bee-keeping beginnings bibbings biological block boiling-mounds bone borders boundaries boundary brae bricks brick-work bridges britain broadswords bronze brooches buildings bull-rings
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Home Design and Decorating by Jenny Plucknett (£12.50)Publisher: Peerage — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0600558967]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: From the cover: “explains how to rethink the elements which give a room its character — colour, pattern, texture, lighting, furniture — and shows you how to turn each room into a more comfortable, streamlined and attractive place to be. Guiding you through the main areas of decorating step by step, it explains not only how to put all your new ideas into practice, but also how to plan and prepare each job thoroughly, choose the right materials and equipment and how to achieve a flawless professional finish. Painting, wallpapering, tiling, and renovating and laying flooring are all covered in depth.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¾". Pictorial boards. 128 pages. Tags: design colour texture pattern furniture lighting character walls ceilings painting walls ceilings textured paint effects paints varnishes stains decorative paint finishes wall covering stairwell coving floortiles carpet curtains blinds shelving
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Paint Magic (Revised Edition) by Jocasta Innes (£12.50)Publisher: Windward — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0711204713]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Top edges of the dust wrapper somewhat ruffled. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “This updated version of what has become a classic interiors tome has been revised to include new developments, techniques and looks. More like a chunky bible, this is best used as a directory to every aspect of painting in the home. Absolutely nothing is left out of the comprehensive subject matter: walls, woodwork, floors, furniture, as well as all the fundamentals (definitions and explanations of different paints and tools) and even recommended suppliers.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 239 pages. Tags: amateurs antiquing bambooing burges colours colourwashing combed contemporary creating decorating decoration decorative decoupage dragging dyes face-lift fashion fashionably finish finishes floorboards floors furnishing furniture gilding giving glazes graining graphiting gustavian includes industrial instant interior l’oeil lacquer latest making manuals marbled marbling metallic mixing painted painting paints preparing putty ragging rag-rolling residences rosewood rubber scandinavian seal shellac shimmering spattering sponging stains stamping stencilling stippling textured thumb-printing trompe using varnish varnishes vinegar walls washes wax woodwork
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Restoring Furniture by Kenneth Davis; Thom Henvey; (£12.50)Publisher: Orbis — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0856130575]Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, laminate lifting at the leading edge of the upper panel. Heavily faded at the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: 2nd Printing. From the cover: “The skilled replacement of damaged legs or mouldings, the renovation of hinges or inlay and the final finishing and polishing can produce a fine piece a joy to any amateur craftsman. With a willingness to learn the basic techniques, which are often surprisingly simple, the amateur can transform seemingly useless pieces into serviceable and attractive furniture. In this book Kenneth Davis, one of Britain’s leading furniture restorers, reveals the possibilities. More than 60 full-colour photographs and as many easily understood step-by-step drawings demonstrate the full range of techniques on a wide variety of pieces.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 112 pages. Tags: amateur restorer stripping finishing chaise-longue veneers restore old furniture seasoned wood architectural ironmongers cabinet brassfounders locksmiths applied moulding panel stitching reviving clear rubbed joint rule joint stub tenon top stitching turning windsor chair carcass bridle ties bracket foot cocked beads cross banding dovetail joint knuckle joint tenon mitre old furniture craftsmanship welsh oak dresser nineteenth-century chest restoration work mahogany walnut nut sycamore chestnut birch ash french walnut sycamore rosewood hardwood bentwood chair regency
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The Encyclopedia of Woodworking Techniques by Jeremy Broun (£12.50)Publisher: Headline — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0747208190]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. 1" closed tear at the foot of upper panel.Description: From the flap: “Whether you use power tools or prefer hand tools, this book will show you how to master the wide range of basic skills and techniques you need to guarantee success at any level of woodworking. This visual encyclopaedia will guide you in measuring, marking out, preparing the wood, cutting, abrading, bending, turning, veneering and creating mortise and tenon joints. This book takes the mystique out of woodworking by explaining everything in down-to-earth terms. This is the essential bench top reference for all woodworkers.”Notes: Size: 9" x 9". Dark Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: tonguing-and-grooving glueing-and-screwing tongue-and-grooving mortice-and-tenon old-woman’s-tooth internal-spring rising-pillar edge-jointing metal-working coach-maker’s construction screwdrivers wood-turning woodworker’s parallel-jaw double-ended composition screwdriver parting-off floorboards grindstones woodworking box-combing workbenches replacement marking-out woodturning pistol-grip accessories quarter-cut rising-butt carpenter’s countersunk slip-sheet blockboard toolmaking parliament fastenings chiselling hard-board wood-chuck warrington techniques shockproof spokeshave laminboard artificial improvised cross-band attachment additional
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