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The Universal System of Household Furniture by Ince, William and Mayhew, John
The Universal System of Household Furniture, consisting of above 300 Designs in the most elegant taste both useful and ornamental, finely engraved in which the nature of ornament & perspective is accurately exemplified... London: Sold by Robert Sayer, (1759-1762). Folio (17 5/8 x 11 1/8 inches) Text in English and French. Engraved titles in English (in black) and in French (in Sepia), engraved dedication to George Spencer, Duke of Marlborough in the uncancelled state, and 101 plates engraved by M Darly on 95 sheets (plates I-III and LXVI printed in sepia, plates 96-101 unnumbered). Period manuscript annotations, inclu...
L' Architectura di Leon Batista Alberti, Tradotta in Lingua Fiorentina da Cosmo ...
Nel Monte Regale, Appresso Lionardo Torrentino nel mese di Agosto. 1565, 2nd Edition. Vellum, Folio. Bok, Later vellum binding with gilt title and decoration to spine, colourful end papers, 178 leaves. [1]-246, [I-IV], 247-331, [332-352]pp. including woodcut illustrations. Woodcut initials. Contents: p. [I]: title page; p [2]: oval portrait of Alberti; p. 3-4: Bartoli's dedication to Cosimo de Medici; p. 5-304: Alberti's preface and text, book I-X, including illustrations and 2 unsigned leaves, p. [I-IV], between p. 246-247; p. [305]: title page of "La Pittura" p. 306: Domenichi's dedication; p. 307-331: text of "La ...
The Georgian Society Records Of Eighteenth Century Domestic Architecture And Dec...
Originally published in 1913. This volume deals with Georgian country-houses and also contains the consolidated index to all 5 volumes. The houses described, and generously illustrated, are Mount Ievers; Rosanagh; Bellamont Forest; Castletown; Summerhill; Carton; Russbrough; Castletown Cox; Rathfarnham. Contains an annotated list of Georgian Houses, by county, in Ireland. A unique record. Out of print. Hardback, handsome set.
A History of English Wallpaper 1509-1914 by Sugden, A.V & J.L. Edmondson
Batsford, London 1925. xiii 281 I pp., with 70 coloured illustrations and 188 black and white illustrations. A comprehensive history of wallpaper manufacture in England, with emphasis on the role of the designers: W Morris, C Voysey, W Crane, B Talbert, W Godwin and C. Dresser, together with histories of all the important firms of wallpaper printers. Original cloth in dust wrapper. Out of print.
Roses D' Antan by Anne Marie Trechslin
Édition Le Moulin, Berne, 1975. Hardcover. LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED BY TRECHSLIN,COGGIATTI AND THE PUBLISHER LARGE FOLIO,54 x 41 cms,40 fine coloured plates,mounted in overlay-mounts with textured surface, each mount discreetly embossed with a number given in the index,printed text loosely inserted,contained in a fine lime-coloured linen folding case, titled in gilt.The plates are printed in a screenless flat-bed impression and the reproduction is made from grained plates.The lithographer has retouched these plates by hand to give a light and shade that is a precise rendering of the original.They are produced in a uniqu...
Chaumet.  Master Jewellers since 1780 by Diana Scarisbrick
Based on the Chaumet archives, this book traces the history of this famous firm over more than 200 years. Beautifully illustrated and housed in a clamshell box. A beautiful hard back book in presentation clamshell box, which covers the history of the famous jewellery house of Chaumet. Starting in 1780 when the firm was known as Nitot & fils and at that time they were favoured with many imperial commissions from Napoleon and the Empress Josephine as well as from other Royal houses around Europe. The history is followed through the 19th century and into the 20th century and it was during this time in the late 19th cent...
beautifully photographed hard back book which is now out of print and is the most important monograph on the house of Mauboussin. The book covers six generations of the family of jewellers, through the nineteenth century and then devoting chapters to each decade of the 20th century - 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's with illustrations and text (in French), showing different designs from each.
A History of English Furniture by Macquoid, P.
Lawrence and Bullen 1925. Four volumes. "The Age of Oak, Walnut, Mahogany and Satinwood". viii 244 pages., with 215 illustrations.; 248 pages., with 223 illustrations.; 272 pages.; with 254 illustrations. Each volume has 15 additional colour plates. A classic set which is the bible for furniture lovers & dealers alike, wonderful colour & black & white plates Original cloth with no dust wrappers. (14" x 11") Each printed illustration has a protective captioned tissue overlay. These four volumes are in very good condition throughout with tight clean contents, very slight sun fading on the spine of the set, but does n...
Alberto Pinto (original)
Published to celebrate the first twenty years of Pinto's interior design work, this is a now scarce and much sought after book from 1992 illustrates the glamorous interiors created this master of design and decoartion who sadly died in 2012, so these books will only become more and more collectable as time goes on. The book is in very good condition and is lavishly illustrated throughout with colour photographs. 295 pages - text is in French.
Dupre Lafon: Decorateur des Millionnaires
Hardback book with dustjacket, text is in French, 206 pages full of photographs, illustrations and drawings which showcase much of his amazing talent both as an interior designer and decorator and as a designer of furniture. Lafon was well known for his brilliant use and combination of quality material such as exotic woods with fine Hermes leather (he also worked for Hermes during his career). A very scarce book.
French Text. Very rare, out of print book. Excellent condition with immaculate dust wrapper.
Furniture Making in the 17th ad 18th Century England by Symonds, R.W.
Connoisseur 1955. xiv 238 pages., 363 black and white illustrations. Limited edition. A classic work which has not been reprinted. Original blue cloth, with gilt lettering title on the spine. No dust wrapper. Very good condition throughout, with excellent clean internal pages. Out of print.
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