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Palladio

By: Ackerman, James S.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15488

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 195mm x 126mm , 196pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean given age, with edges just a little tanned, single crease to front cover. Volume from Penguin's "The Architect and Society" series reviews the work and influence of the most imitated architect of all. Catalogue: Architecture. Keywords: Palladian, villa, Renaissance, proportion View more info

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The Last Country Houses

By: Aslet, Clive

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Book Club associates: 1982

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16791

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 264mm x 197mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, v prelims, 344pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is bright, clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling. Generously illustrated account of the new country houses built in England between 1890 and 1939 - a half-century that marked the end of an era for the Engli... View more info

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Lighthouses of Texas

By: Baker, T. Lindsay; Holland, F. Ross

Price: £20.00

Publisher: College Station, TX, Texas A & M University Press: 1991

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1479

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 288mm x 288mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xv prelims, 128+12pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Harold Phenix. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Small price sticker on rear. The history of the lighthouses and lightships in Texas, told by Baker with a Foreword by Holland, and 12 f... View more info

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Thatched Buildings of Dorset

By: Billett, Michael

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1984

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9934

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 222pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has minimal wear to edges and flaps. A narrative and pictorial celebration of thatched buildings in Dorset - from delightful rustic cottages to magnificent tithe barns. Catalogue: Architecture. Keywords: thatching, Dorset, cottage, rural View more info

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Mansions of Paris

By: Blanc, Oliver ; Bonnemaison, Joachi

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Paris, Pierre Terrail: 1998

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 9923

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, 30cm x 24cm , 208pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Large-scale paperback is clean and bright with no signs of wear. Spine uncreased. A photographic tour of the great private houses of Paris. English edition in translation from the French by Murray Wyllie. Catalogue: Architecture. Keywords: Paris, mansion, house, rue View more info

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Life in Medieval England as portrayed on Church Misericords & Bench Ends

By: Challis, M.G.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Nettlebed, Oxon, Teamband Ltd.: 1998

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 16116

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 210mm x 147mm , 67pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Pamphlet-paperback has been handled, clean with minimal wear. Illustrated monograph which in which the life of the Middle Ages is revealed through surviving figure carvings in English churches. Catalogue: Architecture. Keywords: church, carving, bible, monster View more info

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The Grand American Avenue 1850-1920

By: Cigliano, Jan ; Landau, Sarah Bradford (eds)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Pomegranate Artbooks: 1994

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8962

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 278mm x 213mm , xxii prelims, 389pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Large scale paperback has been handled with some light wear here and there. No creasing of spine. A supetbly illustrated study of twelve eminent urban residentual avenues in the United States. Catalogue: Architecture. Keywords: America, avenue, architecture, Rockefeller This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a h... View more info

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The Story of Gloucester Cathedral

By: Cook, G.H.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Phoenix House: 1952

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14221

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 225mm x 142mm decorated card boards, 16+32pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been handled, some outward bowing, edges a little tanned, foxing to endpapers, else clean and tight. "This little book treats of the forms, lineaments and characteristic features of Gloucester Cathedral" - with 32 photographic plates. Catalogue: Architecture. Keywords: cathedral, Benedictine, medieval, church View more info

West Country Houses

By: Cooke, Robert

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Clifton, Robert Cooke: 1957

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 9299

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 320mm x 237mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 184pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Book is in near fine condition apart from inscription and perhaps the faintest darkening of block by age. Otherwise tight, clean and impressive, having been protected by brown card slipcase with flap which remains intact, if worn. Ephemeral 4-page guide to Stourhead Pleasure grounds includ... View more info

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Traditional Buildings of India

By: Cooper, Ilay ; Dawson, Barry

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6477

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 260mm x 224mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) has been handled only occasionally with minimal wear. Superbly illustrated overview of Indian traditional buildings. Catalogue: Architecture. Keywords: India, architecture, temple This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a h... View more info

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The Derby Townhouse

By: Craven, Maxwell

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Derby, Breedon Books: 1987

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8964

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 305mm x 214mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 128pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has been handled but still clean with minimal wear only. An illustrated study of townhouses in a city of the English Midlands. Catalogue: Architecture. Keywords: Derby, townhouse, architecture View more info

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Lighthouses of New England

By: Davidson, Donald W.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Secaucus, NJ, Wellfleet Press: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1356

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 310mm x 235mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 123pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Spine bumped, book still in very good condition. Tight, bright and clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with little or no wear. Superbly illustrated historical tour of the lighthouses of the New England coast - from the Maritimes to Montauk. Catalogue: Architecture. Keywords: Lighthouse, beacon, M... View more info

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West Country Historic Houses and their Families - Volume Three - The Cotswold Area

By: Delderfield, Eric R.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16117

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 240mm x 185mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 124pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper has minimal wear from handling, frayed top of spine. Excellent guide to fifteen historic houses in the English Cotswolds and the families who have lived in them, with photographic illustration by the author. Catalogue: Architecture. Keywords: Blenheim, Broughton, Stanway, Snowshill View more info

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Guide to England's Industrial Heritage

By: Falconer, Keith

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1980

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 818

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 270pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Basically tight and clean without any markings. Top block edge a little dusty and just the beginnings of differential fading to endpapers. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal shelfwear. County by county guide to all important industrial sites in England with an Introduction by Neil Cossins. Catalogue: Arch... View more info

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Our English Minsters

By: Farrar (D.D., F.R.S.), Very Rev. F.W.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Isbister:

Seller ID: 14823

Condition: Reading copy only


Hardback, 226mm x 146mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, , 351pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Herbert Railton. et al. Reading copy only/NoWrapper. Front endpaper has been removed, book in otherwise fair condition. Binding partially detached, spine and adjacent boards faded, block edges ragged with some foxing, pages clean overall. Undated but likely c.1900 volume which offers a fine historical account of seven great English cathedral churches, w... View more info

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A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method

By: Fletcher, Sir Banister ; Cordingley, R.A.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Athlone Press: 1967

Edition: seventeenth edition

Seller ID: 16484

Condition: Good


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, seventeenth edition, 3rd impression, , xxiv prelims, 1366pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Weighty book is ex-libris with inscribed sticker. Has been well read with wear to block edges and cracking of endpapers at join with spine, pages clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped at all edges. Fletcher's massive and oft-republished 1896 history... View more info

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Living in Style - A Guide to Historic Decoration and Ornament

By: Garnett, Oliver

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, The National Trust: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16120

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 220mm x 245mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is bright and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. "Comprehensive and richly illustrated guide to period style and ornament in interior design." Catalogue: Architecture. Keywords: heritage, interior, column, furniture View more info

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The Greater Abbeys of England

By: Gasquet, Abbot

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1908

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16789

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 237mm x 170mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 268+pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Warwick Goble. Less than good/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, now bumped and scuffed, block edges ragged, some foxing to opening/closing pages. Condition still fair, given age, but rear board is also damaged by damp, with rippling and some surface loss. Excellent historical account of the finest English monasteries, long since ruined ... View more info

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The House Beautiful - Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetic Interior

By: Gere, Charlotte ; Hoskins, Lesley

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Lund Humphries / Geffrye Museum: 2000

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6428

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 296mm x 243mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 144pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is near fine. Large-scale and lavishly illustrated book released to accompany a London exhibition of 2000-01 celebrating Wilde's association with the Aesthetic Movement, with reference to interior design. Catalogue: Architecture. Keywords: Wilde, A... View more info

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Revelations of New England Architecture

By: Grossman, Jill

Price: £7.50

Publisher: New York, Grossman: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6478

Condition: Good


Hardback, 272mm x 266mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 179pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Curt Bruce. Good/Good. Edges of spine and boards faded, splattering to top edge of block, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear are fraying to edges with one chip to rear and single flattened tear to front. Exploration of two hundred years of New England architecture. C... View more info

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A Book of Country Houses

By: hadfield, Miles (ed)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Country Life / Hamlyn: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4694

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 254mm x 190mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 272pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Spine a little bumped but no other obvious imperfections. Pages are bright and clean. Dustwrapper has juts a little shelfwear - clean and unmarked. Rewarding volume, generously illustrated, which introduces the English country house, its architecture, its place in history, and its typical contents, ... View more info

The King's Glass - A Story of Tudor Power and Secret Art

By: Hicks, Carola

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16104

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 223mm x 157mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 246+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with no obvious imperfections. Excellent account of how the stained glass windows of King's College, Cambridge were designed and fitted to serve the political and religious interests of King Henry VII and VIII. Catalogue: Architecture. Key... View more info

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The Follies and Garden Buildings of Ireland

By: Howley, James

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New Haven & London, Yale University Press: 1993

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9298

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 275mm x 220mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 251pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by James Howley. et al. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine, protected by cream card slipcase which is worn and grubby with some loss of adhesion at base. Superb, definitiive guide to the occasional architecture of Ireland, presented in two-column text with many photographs and original drawings by H... View more info

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Florence

By: Hutton, Edward

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Spring Books: 1961

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6509

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 31cm x 23cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 160pp. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Lazzaro Donati. Good +/Good +. Spine and boards bumped, grubby around some edges. Differential fading to endpapers, front board a little bowed, block darkened just a little. Dustwrapper (now protected) has been handled, a litle wobbly in places. Front flap clipped. Large-scale book consisting of superb photographs of Florence by D... View more info

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Brunelleschi's Dome - The Story of the Great Cathedral in Florence

By: King, Ross

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 2000

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14388

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 224mm x 157mm grey cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 184+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Small stain to right block edge, corners bumped, overall clean and tight. Dustwrapper has light wear from handling, clean overall. A story of "Intrigue and architecture in Renaissance Italy" as a man of genius builds what is still the highest and widest masonry dome ... View more info

Gold Was The Mortar - The Economics of Cathedral Building

By: Kraus, Henry

Price: £6.50

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble: 1994

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13683

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 241mm x 183mm brown card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, xv prelims, 292pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has foxing to block edges, corners just a little bumped, else clean and tight. Page-turning account of the construction of eight great medieval cathedrals - all in France save for the great Minster of York. Catalogue: Architecture. Keywords: diocese, Rouen, Amiens, Lyo... View more info

Construction of Common Roads

By: Law, Henry

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Redwood Press: 1970

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 2157

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 158pp. Very Good/Very Good. D/W protected A reproduction of the 1855 edition Catalogue: Architecture. View more info

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Roman Mornings

By: Lees-Milne, James

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1988

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16355

Condition: Good


Paperback, 216mm x 140mm , xix prelims, 148+pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, block edges grubby, spine creased, pages clean overall. Paperback republication of classic 1956 collection of eight essays on Roman architecture from the age of Hadrian to the triumphs of Bernini. Catalogue: Architecture. Keywords: Rome, architecture, Renaissance, Tempietto View more info

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Gothic Cathedrals and Sacred Geometry

By: Lesser, George

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Alec Tiranti: 1957

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16766

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 254mm x 188mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 166pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Light foxing to block edges and endpapers, sticker residue to inner front board, book clean and tight otherwise. Ephemeral typed letters between author (signed) and publisher from time of publication. Listed as Volume One in a two-part set, this is an excellent guide to the proportions of great medieval churches... View more info

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Abbeys and Priories in England and Wales

By: Little, Bryan

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8735

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 254mm x 195mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 216pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Tight and clean. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Two-part guide to the old religious foundations of England and Wales - (1) a history of monasticism in those countries; and (2) a county-by-county guide to surviving sites - ruined and intact. Catal... View more info