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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 ...
Traditional Islamic Craft in Moroccan Architecture (2 volumes) by Andre Paccard
These 2 volumes written by Andre Paccard are probably the most important recent works on Islamic Crafts. In the opening of the "Preface" to the book it states .... The aim of the work is to present hitherto unpublished photographic documents revealing certain unknown aspects of the traditional Moroccan Arts used in the architecture of that country and to transmit the knowledge of the most renowned master-craftsmen (maallens)of these traditional techniques. The reason for the rarity of these books is that they were only published once in 1980 as the said master-craftsmen were evidently not too happy that some of their ag...
Chinoiseries by Andrew Zega and Bernd H. Dams
Chinoiseries is a tour-de-force of the printer's and binder's art -- a sumptuous, hand-crafted artist's book, today found in the Getty Center's artist's books collection and the rare book room of Princeton University's Firestone Library. The volume presents fifty exacting watercolors of Chinoiserie garden follies, printed with superb fidelity using exceptional printing technology, then fashioned entirely by hand by French and Italian craftsmen. The volume is prefaced by the legendary couturier, Hubert de Givenchy, and features an illustrated introductory essay exploring the development of the Chinoiserie style, "The Arc...
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...
China for the West: Chinese Porcelain and Other Decorative Arts for Export Illus...
This is an excellent book which gives one insight onto the history of how the Chinese came to export porcelain to the west. This is an amazing book documenting the largest collection in the world of Chinese export porcelain for the West
Les Vitrines Hermes
Guaranteed authentic HERMES extraordinarily beautiful hardcover book of shop windows of HERMES designed by the legendary Leila Menchari. A gorgeous coffee table book and this rare book is a collectors item. French text
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.
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