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Art / Architecture

Richardson A.E. & Corfiato Hector O. - The Art of Architecture

A very good copy in original brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. 662pp of which pps. 368-662 comprise illustrations. This is an analysis of the main factors which govern architecture and a study of the basic laws of architectural design.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1946,
£8.00

Richter H. Davis and Sackville, Lady Margaret - Paintings & Poems

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 34 pages. 12 tipped-in colour illustrations. Errata slip tipped-in to title page.
Published : F. Lewis, Leigh-On-Sea 1944, First Edition
£9.00

Rickman Philip - A Bird-Painter's Sketch Book

4to. A very good copy. Some light fore-edge foxing. 150pp. Illustrated by the author with 11 fine colour plates and 23 black and white plates.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1931, First Edition
£38.00

Rinder Frank (Editor) - The Royal Scottish Academy 1826-1916

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription partly hidden by inner flap of wrapper. 485pp. Provides a comlete list of the exhibited works by Raeburn and by academicians, associates and hon. members, giving details of those works in public galleries.
Published : Kingsmead Reprints, Bath 1975,
£11.00

Rosen Marc and Pinsky Susan (Foreword) - French Prints of the Late 19th Century

Softback. 4to. A fine copy. 80 pages. Numerous colour and black and white illustrations throughout. An exhibition catalogue.
Published : Marcrosen Fine Art Ltd, New York 2002, First Edition
£9.00

Rosslyn, Helen; Maggi, Angelo - Rosslyn: Country of Painter and Poet

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 80 pages. Numerous illustrations mostly in colour. Described as the first book "to explore the architectural, pictorial and literary traditions of Rosslyn." It was published to accompany an exhibition in the National Gallery of Scotland.
Published : National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh 2002, First Edition
£15.00

Roworth Wendy Wassyng (Editor) - Angelica Kauffman a Continental Artist in Georgian England

A very good copy. Paperback. 216pp. 150 illustrations including 40 in colour. Essays examining the work produced by Kauffman during her 15 years in England and the work she produced in Italy for British clients.
Published : Reaktion Books, Brighton 1992, First Edition
£35.00

Ruskin John - The Seven Lamps of Architecture

Hardback. Small 4to. A good copy in the original dark brown blind-stamped cloth. Showing some wear at spine ends and with a three inch tear at join of spine and upper board. Ownership inscription on half-title and quite faint stamp (of a church) on title page. Top edge gilt. Pp.viii,[4],205 + publisher's catalogue at rear. 14 plates.
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1849, First Edition
£125.00

Ruskin John - The Seven Lamps of Architecture

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in the original blue- grey boards lettered in black on upper board and with printed title-piece to spine. Spine darkened and with some chipping to edges (which is common with this book). A nice copy internally with little foxing. Two small ex libris plates on front end-paper. Pp.xii,[6],222. 14 full-page tissue-guarded plates. This edition has a new preface by Ruskin and some short notes have been added to the text.
Published : George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent 1880,
£75.00

Russell, John et al - John Piper

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 152 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. An exhibition catalogue.
Published : The Tate Gallery, London 1983, First Edition
£9.00

Salaman Malcolm C. (Edited By Charles Holme) - Old English Colour-Prints

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Bevelled edges.The original tissue-paper wrapper still present although a bit torn. Patterned end-papers. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.vi,42 + 40 tipped-in colour plates.
Published : "The Studio", London 1909, First Edition
£12.00

Sanderson, Margaret H.B. - Robert Adam and Scotland : Portrait of an Architect

A very good copy. Softcover. 134 pages. Many illustrations including colour. An all-round picture of Adam's career which focusses on his relationship with his native Scotland.
Published : HMSO, Edinburgh 1993,
£7.00

Savage, Peter - Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xx,191.Frontispiece and 318 illustrations. 126 figures. Sir Robert Lorimer was a leading Scottish architect of the early 20th century. "This new and definitive study is the first book for more than forty years to del with the work of Lorimer and the talented group of artists and craftsmen gathered around him."
Published : Paul Harris Publishing, Edinburgh 1980, First Edition
£50.00

Schuster Peter-Klaus, Vitali Christoph and Butts Barbara (Editors) - Lovis Corinth

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 392 pages. 380 illustrations of which 252 are in colour. A comprehensive analysis of one of the most exciting artists to emerge from Germany in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Published : Prestel, Munich and New York 1996, First Edition
£85.00

Scrase, David - Flower Drawings (Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks)

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Bookplate of David McClintock (one of the foremost plantsmen of his generation and President of the Botanical Society of the British Isles). Pp.vii,134. 64 beautiful colour plates of flowers on each right-hand page with commentary on the artist and painting on the left-hand page. The illustrations are taken from a selection of drawings of flowers held in the Fitzwilliam Museum. The book is arranged chronogically from the 15th century to the present day.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1997, First Edition
£30.00

Shepherd David - An Artist in Africa

Oblong folio. A very good copy in a complete dustwrapper with a substantial and internally repaired tear to the front cover. Unpaginated. Foreword by the Duke of Edinburgh. A collection, in colour, of Shepherd's paintings of African wildlife.
Published : Collins in Association with the Tryon Gallery, London 1969, First Edition
£20.00

Shore B.C.G. - Stones of Britain a Pictorial Guide to Those in Charge of Valuable Buildings

A very good copy in a reasonable dustwrapper which has wear and tear at the edges and lacks a piece from the rear panel. Ownership inscription. Pp.xii,302. 168 plates. A book about the different kinds of building stone and their maintenance and repair.
Published : Leonard Hill (Books) Ltd., London 1957, First Edition
£30.00

Simpson W. Douglas - The Castle of Bergen and the Bishop's Palace at Kirkwall a Study in Early Norse Architecture

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has minor edge chips/tears. Small ownerhip label on front end-paper. Pp.xii,77. Frontispiece and 30 illustrations.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1961, First Edition
£15.00

Singer H. W. - James McNeill Whistler

16mo. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in black on spine and lettered and decorated in black on upper board. Some foxing mainly confined to end-papers. Pp.[x],83. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations. A volume in the Langham Series, an illustrated collection of art monographs.
Published : A. Siegle, London 1905, First Edition
£10.00

Slater Frank - As You Were : A Book of Caricatures

A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper with fairly minor edge chips/tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A little edge foxing but a clean copy internally. No ownership inscription. A book of caricatures and cartoons drawn in German prisoner of war camps during he Second World War.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London 1946, First Edition
£20.00

Smailes Helen & Thomson Duncan - The Concise Catalogue of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

A very good copy. Softback. 414pp. Numerous illustrations. Ownership inscription of the architect, Basil Skinner who has added some dates in ink to the Numerical Index of the Permanent Collection at the end of the book.
Published : The Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh 1990, First Edition
£25.00

Small John W. - Scottish Architectural Details

Folio. A fair copy in cream cloth lettered in red. Some "bubbling" to cloth on front cover. Top edge gilt. One of 400 copies. A good copy internally. 65 plates illustrating aspects of Scots architecture with text accompanying each plate.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1901,
£48.00

Smith, W. Gordon - Philipson: A Biography of Sir Robin Philipson

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 119 pages. Numerous colour illustrations. Black and white frontispiece. A biographical assessment of the 20th century Scottish artist and his work.
Published : Atelier Books, Edinburgh 1995, First Edition
£15.00

Sparrow Walter Shaw - British Sporting Artists From Barlow to Herring

4to. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Previous owners' names on front paste-down and half-title. A little foxing. 249pp + 2pp adverts. 27 colour illustrations. 76 black and white illustrations.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1922, First Edition
£22.00

Stafford John - Helen Bradley

Nd. c. 1975? A very good copy in card covers. 12 pages. 10 illustrations. A booklet about Bradley's life and art.
Published : Miss Carter Publications, First Edition
£8.00

Steadman, Philip - The Evolution of Designs : Biological Analogy in Architecture and the Applied Arts

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A little bumped at top of spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or foxing. Pp.x,[i],276. 28 illustrations. "This book describes the history of the many analogies which have been made, since the end of the eighteenth century, between biology and the applied arts (with special emphasis on architecture)."
Published : Cambridge University Press 1979, First Edition
£28.00

Steadman, Ralph - Gonzo - the Art

Hardback. Large 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. 208 pages. Mainly colour illustrations throughout. "This collection will be the first to show Steadman's body of work over the last thirty years." Foreword by Hunter S. Thomson.
Published : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 1998, First Edition
£35.00

Stuckley, Charles F.; Scott, William P.; Lindsay, Suzanne G. - Berthe Morisot, Impressionist

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Bookplate. 228 pages. Many colour and black and white illustrations. A re-evaluation of one of the least known and appreciated of the French Impressionists.
Published : Sotheby's Publications, London 1987, First Edition
£15.00

Szabo, George - Masterpieces of Italian Drawing in the Robert Lehman Collection the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,243. 80 plates. 82 text illustrations. Drawings by masters of the Italian Renaissance and beyond.
Published : Hudson Hills Press, New York, U.S.A. 1983, First Edition
£15.00

Taki, Sei-Ichi - Three Essays on Oriental Painting

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. The spine is faded but the lettering remains readable. Small ownership label on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xii,84 + 56 tissue-guarded plates at end. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. The essays are entitled: "Characteristics of Japanese Painting", "Chinese Landscape Painting" and "On India-Ink Painting."
Published : Bernard Quaritch, London 1910, First Edition
£38.00

Thomson Richard - Monet to Matisse: Landscape Painting in France 1874-1914

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. No inscriptions. Published for the exhibition held at the National Gallery of Scotland from 11th August to 23rd October 1994. Profusely illustrated in colour. 199 pages.
Published : National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh 1994,
£10.00

Tilney Frederick Colin - The Lure of the Fine Arts

A very good copy in a near vg dustwrapper with one small chip and one very small chip. The dustwrapper is now protected by a clear, loose, wrapper. 315p. Many illustrations. Foreword by Sir George Clausen. Deals with the appreciation of those qualities in works of painting, sculpture and architecture on which depend their claim to be "works of art".
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1931, First Edition
£15.00

Travers Ben (Introduction) - Peter Arno's Parade

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in blue cloth letterd in yellow. In a fair dustwrapper which has some edge chips (two of which are fairly subatantial) and internal foxing. A selection of the drawings of Peter Arno described, by Compton Mackenzie, as "the greatest comic artist of America."
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1932,
£15.00

Uspensky, Mikhail; Hiroshige Ando - One Hundred Views of Edo: Woodblock Prints By Ando Hiroshige

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small edge tear. 264 pages. Numerous, mostly full-page, colour illustrations. These views of Edo (now Tokyo) in the early-mid-19th century "rank highly amongst the most famous Japanese artistic productions of all time."
Published : Parkstone Press, Bournemouth 1997, First Edition
£25.00

Varty Kenneth - Reynard the Fox a Study of the Fox in Medieval English Art

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Small ownership inscription. Not foxed. 169 pages. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 169 black and white illustrations.
Published : Leicester University Press 1967, First Edition
£18.00

Vettriano, Jack [Text By Anthony Quinn ] - Lovers and Other Strangers: Paintings By Jack Vettriano

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Second printing of the first edition. 160 pages. Includes 100 paintings in colour chosen by Vettriano. Introductory essay on Vettriano by Anthony Quinn. This is the first monograph of Vettriano's work.
Published : Pavilion Books, London 2000,
£15.00

Walley F. - Prestressed Concrete Design and Construction

A very good copy in a poor dustwrapper. 281pp. 45 plates. 125 figures. 29 tables. Sets out the principles on which the design and manufacture of pre-stressed concrete units are based.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1953, First Edition
£15.00

Wear Eric - Ten Days in the Mountains

Illustrated by Xiao Yuncong.
Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Unpaginated. This is an album of paintings by Xiao Yuncong ((1596-1673) with words and some additional small paintings by Eric Wear. Text in Chinese and English. An attractive book.
Published : Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong 2002, First Edition
£30.00

Weddle A.E. (Editor) - Techniques of Landscape Architecture

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has been attached to the boards by a clear adhesive material. No foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xx,226. Numerous illustrations. A practical book which describes the range of techniques which can be used by the landscape architect.
Published : Heinemann, London 1970,
£8.00

Welch Charles - History of the Monument with a Brief Account of the Great Fire of London Which it Commemorates

A very good copy in quarter leather which is a little scuffed. Original paper covers bound in. Two bookplates. 119 pages. 12 illustrations including 3 folding. Tipped in is a small extract which appears to be from The Spectator of August 12, 1738: "On Saturday last some sailors went up the monument and placed a live turkey on the top thereof, which in a short time drew a prodigious number of gazers; by which means the press gangs in the street pick'd up a great number of proper persons for manning his Majesty's fleet"!
Published : Prepared and Printed Under the Direction of the City Lands Committee of the Corporation of the City of London 1893, First Edition
£15.00

Weller John B. - Farm Buildings Techniques - Design - Profit Volume 1

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a little edge wear and tear. Small ownership inscription. Pp.xv,270. 96 photographs. 127 figures. A detailed work on the design and construction of farm buildings.
Published : Crosby Lockwood, London 1965, First Edition
£18.00

Weller, John B. - Farm Buildings : Structural Techniques and Materials Vol.2 Foundations and Floors

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.vii,190. Many figures, photographs and tables. Described as "a comprehensive and highly practical guide".
Published : Crosby Lockwood & Son, London 1972, First Edition
£15.00

West T.W. - A History of Architecture in Scotland

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription largely hidden by inner flap of wrapper. 208pp. Frontispiece and eight plates.
Published : University of London Press 1967, First Edition
£6.00

West T.W. - A History of Architecture in Scotland

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 208pp. 13 plates. 115 drawings by the author. A concise survey of the entire field of architecture in Scotland from prehistoric times to the present day.
Published : University of London Press 1967, First Edition
£6.00

Weston Robert and Taylor Robert - The Air Combat Paintings of Robert Taylor

Oblong Folio. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 128pp. Numerous colour and black and white illustrations. This is the first comprehensive selection of Taylor's work.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1989,
£20.00

Wilcox Timothy - A Day in the Sun: Outdoor Pursuits in Art in the 1930s

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Many paintings and photographs of swimmers. cyclists, sumbathers etc. 112 pages. Very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. This ground-breaking book focuses on an overlooked strand in British painting of the 1930's.
Published : Philip Wilson, London 2006, First Edition
£13.00