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A collection of seventeenth-century architectural plans : Bodleian Library MS. Rawlinson D 710

by Maguire, A. ; Colvin, H

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c1992
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Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, [London], c1992. Laminated wrappers, 4to,. [140]-169 pp, plates. Reprinted from Architectural history, journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, volume 35, 1992 in association with the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford". Old price-sticker on rear wrapper, wrappers slightly rubbed, otherwise Good.
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The Yearbook of Landscape Architecture : Private Spaces in the Landscape

by Austin, R.L

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Used - Elegant bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, Near Fine in a price-clipped dustwrapper
Published
1984
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Rexine, gilt cover-title, 4to, 29 cm,
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9780442210755
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Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, first edition, 1984. Rexine, gilt cover-title, 4to, 29 cm,. xi, 120 pp, ills. From the blurb - "The 'Yearbook of Landscape Architecture - Private Spaces in the Landscape' explores many aspects of the design and use of personal spaces In a wide variety of environments. It provides practical solutions to actual problems… Read more about this item
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Islamic Architecture of the Indian Subcontinent
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Islamic Architecture of the Indian Subcontinent

by Alfieri, B.M. ; Borromeo, F

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2000
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Cloth, large 4to, 31 cm,
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9781856691895
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Laurence King Publishing, London, first edition, 2000. Cloth, large 4to, 31 cm,. 320 pp, 255 full colour ills,. Photographs by Federico Borromeo "While many people are familiar with the Islamic architecture of the Mughal dynasty in India, particularly such famous monuments and sites as the Taj Mahall and Fatehpur Sikri, less is known about the Islamic architecture that… Read more about this item
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Selling the Dwelling : the books that built America's houses, 1775-2000
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Selling the Dwelling : the books that built America's houses, 1775-2000

by Cheek, R. ; Sedykh, J. ; Grolier Club

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Used - Inscribed and signed by the author on the title-page. Near Fine in Near Fine dustwrapper
Published
2003
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Cloth, 4to, 32 cm,
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Grolier Club, New York, first edition, 2003. Cloth, 4to, 32 cm,. 286 pp - chiefly ills (black and white, and colour), plus 4 pp index laid in. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title-page. Near Fine in Near Fine dustwrapper.
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Comparative Urban Design : Rare Engravings, 1830-1843

by Branch, M.C

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Used - The architect Peter Eisenman's copy with a non-authorial inscription to him on front free endpaper from one of his partners,
Published
1978
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Two-tone cloth, cover illustration and gilt cover-title, large oblong 4to, 33 x 37 cm,
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Arno Press Inc., New York, first edition, 1978. Two-tone cloth, cover illustration and gilt cover-title, large oblong 4to, 33 x 37 cm,. 102, [2] pp, colour ills. A facsinating study of 40 city map-plans, which are reproduced with facing commentaries. The cities covered (arranged by country) are: AUSTRIA - Vienna; BELGIUM - Antwerp, Brüssels; DENMARK - Copenhagen ;… Read more about this item
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The Life, Work, and Influence of Sir Christopher Wren : An Essay

by Stratton, A

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Used - Copy No. 44. Covers browned and heavily duststained, a little rubbed and with slight wear at corners, contents Good. Inscribed &
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Limited edition of 200 numbered copies
Published
1897
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Cloth-backed boards, cover-titles and device, folio, 36 cm
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Printed for private circulation, Liverpool, first edition, 1897. Limited edition of 200 numbered copies. Cloth-backed boards, cover-titles and device, folio, 36 cm. ix, [7], 52 pp, 10 plates : ills, plans. With a half-title and a list of 103 subscribers. Contents: Part L The Life of Wren. His appearance and early years. University career and scientific attainments. Appointed… Read more about this item
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Wilhelm von Traitteur : ein badischer Baumeister als Neuerer in der russischen Architektur 1814-1883 : zur Entwicklung der deutsch-russischen Beziehungen im Bauwesen der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts

by Fedorov, S.G

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Used - Upper fore-edge corners slightly bumped, otherwise Very Good
Published
2000
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Laminated pictorial boards, 4to, 29 cm
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9783433012550
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Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, first edition, 2000. Laminated pictorial boards, 4to, 29 cm. xi, 331 pp, ills. From the blurb: "Die vorliegende Monographie beschäftigt sich mit dem praktisch unerforschten Gebiet der Entstehung und Entwicklung deutsch-russischer Architektur- und Ingenieurbeziehungen, insbesondere der 18 jährigen Petersburger Schaffensperiode Wilhelm von Traitteurs. Daß dieser 1788 in Mannheim geborene und 1859 auch dort gestorbene… Read more about this item
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Strawberry Hill Revisited

by Crook, J.M

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Used - Final page darkened (smokestain) to upper half (still entirely legible), otherwise Good
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June 1973
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Laminated self-wrappers, large 4to,
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Country Life, reprint from Country Life, June 1973. Laminated self-wrappers, large 4to,. 12 pp, plates (including some colour). A reprint of three articles which first appeared in the issues of Country Life magazine dated 7, 14 & 21 June, 1973. These describe Walpole's Gothic creation at Strawberry Hill in its heyday; assess the contributions of the ten architects… Read more about this item
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Encyclopaedia of Dublin

by Bennett, D

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Used - Near Fine in dustwrapper which has one long faint scratch
Published
1991
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Cloth, 8vo, 25 cm,
ISBN
9780717115990
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Gill and Macmillan, Dublin, first edition, 1991. Cloth, 8vo, 25 cm,. xiii, 277 pp, ills. Near Fine in dustwrapper which has one long faint scratch.
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Delineations of Fonthill and its Abbey
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Delineations of Fonthill and its Abbey

by Rutter, J

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Used - Pencil signature of Robert Loder on front free endpaper. An attractive large-paper copy with the uncommon List of Subscribers. O
Published
1823
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Half-leather and marbled boards, leather spine-label, 4to,
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Charles Knight & Co., Shaftesbury, first edition, large-paper copy, 1823,. Half-leather and marbled boards, leather spine-label, 4to,. xxvi, 127 pp, 13 plates (as called for - but without the additional plate sometimes found), folding plan, genealogical tables, list of subscribers, text illustrations. A complete copy of Rutter's appealing and timely work on William Beckford's extraordinary creation at Fonthill… Read more about this item
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Delineations of Fonthill and its Abbey

by Rutter, J

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Used - 19th century ownership signature of J Bailey on frontispiece and dedication page. Boards darkened, and rubbed with wear at corne
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1823
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Charles Knight & Co., Shaftesbury, first edition, 1823,. Original printed boards, rebacked with cloth, folio,. xxvi, 127 pp, 13 plates (as called for) with one additional plate laid in, handcoloured frontispiece and title-page, folding plan, genealogical tables, text illustrations. A complete copy of Rutter's appealing and timely work on William Beckford's extraordinary creation at Fonthill Abbey : within… Read more about this item
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Sir John Soane and the Country Estate

by Dean, P

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Published
1999
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Cloth, 4to, 27 cm,
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9781840142938
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Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Aldershot, first edition, 1999. Cloth, 4to, 27 cm,. 204 pp, ills (some colour). From the blurb: "Sir John Soane (1753-1837) was one of Britain's most inventive architects. His achievements include the Bank of England and the world's first picture gallery at Dulwich, buildings of international importance. His country estate work, inspired by classical antiquity, ranges… Read more about this item
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Sir William Chambers, Knight of the Polar Star

by Harris, J

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Used - Very Good in Very Good price-clipped dustwrapper
Published
1970
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Cloth, large 8vo, 30 cm,
ISBN
9780302020760
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A. Zwemmer, London, first edition, 1970. Cloth, large 8vo, 30 cm,. xvi, 397 pp, 199 half-tone plates, 16 text ills. The first detailed study of Sir William Chambers, "an architect who dominated the professional and official architectural scene in his day. ...Chambers stands distinct from any other British architect in the eighteenth century. He was an Anglo-Swede, and… Read more about this item
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Classical Buildings of Wiltshire and Bath : A Palladian Quest

by Durman, R

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Published
2000
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Cloth, 4to, 27 cm,
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9780948975608
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Millstream Books, Bath, first edition, 2000. Cloth, 4to, 27 cm,. 208 pp, over 180 ills. From the blurb: "Wiltshire is a very special county for anyone interested in that refined style of classicism that we call Palladian, first introduced into England by Inigo Jones in the 17th century and strongly revived in the next. This revival coincided with… Read more about this item
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A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method

by Fletcher, B

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Published
1954
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B. T. Batsford Ltd, London, 16th edition, 1954. Cloth, giltblocked title on front board, patterned endpapers, 8vo, 25 cm,. xxxiii, 1033 pp, over 4,000 ills. From the preface : This History of Architecture on the Comparative Method.. aims at displaying clearly the characteristic features of the architecture of each country by comparing the buildings of each period and… Read more about this item
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To God and the Bridge : The Story of the City's Bridges; Paintings, Prints, Plans and Documents [Exhibited at] Guildhall Art Gallery, 16 June - 28 September 1972

by Guildhall Art Gallery

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Used - Some staining to rear wrapper, otherwise near Very Good
Published
1972
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Printed wrappers, oblong large 8vo, 22 x 26 cm,
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Guildhall Art Gallery, London, first edition, 1972. Printed wrappers, oblong large 8vo, 22 x 26 cm,. [64] pp, 17 plates. 162 items. From the introduction: "The Corporation of London owns four bridges across the Thames : from east to west, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Southwark Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge, all of importance in the road plan of Greater London… Read more about this item
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Bath

by Smith, R. A. L

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Name on half-title, spine rubbed at head and tail, otherwise Good in a used dustwrapper which is worn at the edges and has tears
Published
1948
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Cloth, 8vo,
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Batsford, London, third revised edition, 1948. Cloth, 8vo,. 117, [1] pp, 84 illustrations from engravings, paintings, and photographs. The blurb quotes several favourable reviews, amontg them the following: 'This book is obviously a labour of love. It describes, with affection and intimate knowledge, Bath's admirable buildings and terraced beauty. . . . The choice of illustrations is good,… Read more about this item
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The Englishman's Castle, a History of Houses, Large and Small, in Town and Country, from A.D. 100 to the Present Day

by Gloag, J

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Used - Name on front free endpaper, otherwise Good in a dustwrapper which is torn with loss at the top of the front panel
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1945 reprint of 1944 first edit
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Cloth, 8vo, 22 cm,
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Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1945 reprint of 1944 first edition. Cloth, 8vo, 22 cm,. 175, [1] pp, plates, ills. With drawings by Marjory Whittington. Name on front free endpaper, otherwise Good in a dustwrapper which is torn with loss at the top of the front panel.
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Guide to Western Architecture

by Gloag, J

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Used - Loosely laid in is a TLS from the author to the publisher desribing this as "..the most important book that I have ever wri
Published
1958
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George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, first edition, 1958. Cloth, 4to, 26 cm,. xviii, 407 pp, 279 ills, 33 plates, maps. This is a guide to the history and character of the architecture of Western Civilisation, from the 6th century B.C. to the present day. The origins of the system of architectural design that was perfected in Greece,… Read more about this item
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Winchester : Its History, Buildings and People

by Winchester College Archaeological Society

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Used - Boards slightly fingermarked, spine slightly cocked, otherwise Good
Published
1921
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P. & G. Wells, Winchester, second edition (revised), 1921. Cloth-backed boards, 8vo, 20 cm,. [10], 224 pp, ills, map, plan, folding plan. A series of papers each taking a different period and aiming to give a "brief sketch of the history, buildings and life of the city"; chapters cover the pre-norman, medieval, and later medieval periods, the 16th… Read more about this item
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