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The Builder's Dictionary: or Gentleman and Architect's Companion. [Volume I only] Explaining not only the terms of art in all the several parts of architecture, but also containing the theory and practice of the various branches thereof, requisite to be known by Masons, Carpenters, Joiners, Bricklayers, Plaisterers, Painters, Glaziers, Smiths, Turners, Carvers, Statuaries, Plumbers, & c.

London: A. Bettesworth and C.Hitch; also S. Austen: 1734. First edition. Nice copy of odd volume in new cloth missing a plate. [496pp] unpaginated. With a frontis, illustrations in the text, and 14 (of 15) foldout plates. 1803 ownership name on verso of frontis, and subsequently that of his nephew, an RIBA. Contents otherwise clean and in very good order. Newly cased in brown cloth, spine gilt ruled, titled and dated with red and black lettering pieces. With the commendatory note by Hawksmoor and others, and the 8-page Preface. Takes the alphabet up to HY, with an 11-page supplement. VG+.

Price: 350.00


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de Vignole, Jacques Barozzio:
Livre Nouveau ou Regles des Cinq Ordres d'Architecture. Nouvellement revu, corrige et augmente par Monsieur B.*** Architecte du Roy. Avec plusieurs morceaux de Michel-Ange, Vitruve, Mansard, et autres Celebres Architectes tant Anciens que Modernes.

Paris: ches Petit, 1767. Consisting of 106 plates (numbered 1-104, with two extra numberings), of which 9 are folding, and including the engraved title and Avis au Lecteur. Two pages slightly toned, small tide stain to a few corners, and two bottom corners repaired. Slight soiling and minor foxing to title and the last four plates, very little elsewhere. Plates otherwise very fresh and bright. 43 x 28 cms, in restored binding of contemporary tree calf, spine decorated in gilt and in blind, with five raised bands and a later black label. Beautiful copy. Very Good+.
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Price: 1,450.00


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Views in London : Consisting of the most Remarkable Buildings with an Historical Description of each. 'Copper Plate Edition'

London: R. Miller, n.d. [1820? / 1830?] First edition. (4), 26 leaves printed recto, + 12pp 'catalogue of books and fancy articles'. Prelims consist of engraved title, a blank, an account of London, and a map. Each of the 26 engravings comprises the illustration of a building and its accompanying description. Title page heavily foxed, and some foxing to plates. 12mo, 5.5 x 3.6ins, in contemporary marbled boards, quite scuffed, with a recent spine in green calf, ruled and titled in gilt, quite pretty. Very Good.

Price: 105.00


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J.T. Blight:
Churches of West Cornwall; with notes of Antiquities of the District.

Oxford and London: John Henry and James Parker, 1865. First edition. iv, 154, [errata], 8 (adverts). Richly illustrated with the author's wood engravings. Pages clean. An early ownership name and a later one on the blank facing the title page. With the original brown endpapers (rear endpapers split at the gutter), in the original brown cloth, ruled in blind, spine titled and ruled in gilt. Spine ends fraying slightly, with a couple of small punctures to the joints, and corners blunted. Clean and firm: a very nice copy of the first edition. Very Good.

Price: 70.00


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Bradley, H.J.:
The History of Shoreditch Church. With list of vicars, benefactors, peals rung on the bells and many illustrations.

London: [publisher not stated], 1914. Presumed first edition. viii, (ii), 148pp, +(8) adverts, with illustrations (mostly photographs) and more adverts in the text. Errata slip in red tipped onto front free endpaper (and signed with a small crushed bug). Rear inner hinge glued where endpaper split, but firm, and opens well. Well-produced on coated paper. Tall 8vo (8.9 x 5.7ins), in original grained navy cloth titled on front in gilt. Slight blunting to extremities. Nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 75.00


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A.S.G. Butler, with drawings by H. Russell Hall, and a Foreword by Michael Sadleir:
Recording Ruin.

London: Constable, 1942. First edition. 147pp, illustrated. The adventures of an architect employed to report on the bombed properties in Chelsea. Front free endpaper bears the 1946 ownership name of Rosamund Strode, later Benjamin Britten's musical assistant. Some foxing to endpapers, prelims, and final pages. Contents otherwise very clean and unmarked. Light spotting to closed edges. In the original binding of green cloth, spine titled in blue, bright, firm and square. The protected white pictorial dust jacket is soiled, with a small hole in the spine, a couple of short closed tears, and a little loss from the extremities. Very nice association copy of a scarce title. Very Good+ in fair dust-jacket.

Price: 80.00


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Chapters contributed by Hugh Casson, Brenda Colvin, and Jacques Groag, illustrated by Barbara Jones and Neville Conder, and with a foreword by W.R. Matthews, Dean of St Paul's:
Bombed Churches as War Memorials.

London: Architectural Press, 1945. First edition. 48pp, illustrated throughout, with photographs, plans and drawings, some in colour. Title page has some minor foxing and bears the 1945 ownership name of Rosamund Strode, later Benjamin Britten's musical assistant. Contents otherwise clean. Quarto, firm and square, in thin card pictorial covers: bright, with slight toning, the slightly scuffed plain spine titled neatly in brown ink by Miss Strode. Very nice association copy of a scarce title. Very Good+.

Price: 90.00


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Derek Sugden: edited by Rosemary Devine, Art Editor Desmond Wyeth:
Snape Concert Hall. The Arup Journal: Vol. 1. No. 4 June 1967.

London: Ove Arup & Partners, 1967. 28pp, including covers. A4 stapled booklet, 296 x 210mm, printed on glossy paper, richly illustrated with monochrome photographs and plans, and giving an account of Arup's project to convert the Snape Maltings into the Snape Maltings Concert Hall. Sugden supervised the acoustics. Contents clean and unmarked: some light soiling to cover. Very Good.

Price: 15.00


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Reginald Snell:
William Weir and Dartington Hall.

Devon: The Dartington Hall Trust, 1986. First edition. 79pp followed by 16 photographs and 4pp of notes on the illustrations. Tipped-in frontis. Contents in fine condition. From the collection of Rosamund Strode, Benjamin Britten's musical assistant, and with her pencilled ownership 'RS' to the front free endpaper - followed by her '(not the author!!)'. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, firm and bright, corners sharp. In the unclipped grey pictorial dust jacket. A very nice copy. Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: 24.00


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