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Eric Kuster: Metropolitan Luxury II
Dutch designer Eric Kuster's designs are all about luxury. Despite the economic crisis, Kuster always creates a world of glamour, luxury and beauty. In Kuster's long-awaited second book, "Eric Kuster: Metropolitan Luxury II", the reader is shown some of the most spectacular projects of this famous designer. From the Netherlands to Dubai, London and Moscow, the interiors of the rich and famous are photographed beautifully by top Australian photographer Paul Barbera. Not only his country of origin, but also Asia, the Middle East and Russia have embraced Eric Kuster's designs. He now has become somewhat of a celebrity hims...
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 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...
The Gardens of Italy by Charles Latham (two volume set)
2 vols, very good in original pictorial cloth gilt. Illustrated with numerous full page photographs. Volume I only. A wonderful volume describing in detail in text and photos well known and famous gardens in various parts of Italy. Out of print.
The English Fireplace: A History of the Development of the Chimney, Chimney-Piec...
B. T. Batsford, 130 collotype plates from photos chiefly by W. Galsworthy Davie, as well as 200 b&w figures in the text. Green cloth with gold lettering. Topics include: the primitive fireplace; Roman method of heating; Saxon fireplace; smoke louver; reredos; wall fireplace; evolution of the hood and chimney; early foreign influence; Elizabethan Renaissance; overmantels of stucco; fireplace accessories; introduction of coal; Inigo Jones; Christopher Wren; Adam period, etc. Appendix and index. Out of print. Good condition throughout. Scarce.
The Architecture of Robert and James Adam 1758-1794
Two volumes complete, large folio (15" X 12"). 344 and 361 pages plus 100 appendix and index pages. pale green cloth with gilt lettering and design, top edge gilt. Color frontispiece in Volume II, profusely illustrated with about 700 b&w illustrations, plans and drawings. Clean, bright set. Out of print.
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...
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.
Masterpieces of English Furniture and Clocks by R.W. Symonds
London, B.T. Batsford 1940., 1940. xii+172pp. folio. Original cloth with gilt titles. 8 colour plates, numerous black and white photographic illustrations. Edges and endpapers are clean and tight with no foxing, A very good copy. . First edition. Limited to 750 copies produced within the Great Britain.
English Interior Decoration 1500 to 1830. A Study in the Development of Design b...
Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles, gilt decorative vignette to upper. Illustrated with black and white and coloured plates. Scholarly study covering the early Renaissance to Gothic Revival periods. With sections on different methods of decoration for each period, different schools, foreign influences. Out of print. Hardback.
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.
Directory of Historic Cabinet Woods by F Lewis Hinckley
New York: Bonanza Books, 1960. 186pp., 172 b. & w. illus. Illustrated gazetteer of 118 varieties of wood and their use in furniture. With introduction describing the features and treatment of hardwoods in general. One entry has been highlighted, otherwise internally bright and clean. Overall very good condition. Orig. cloth in dustjacket
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