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THE CASTLES ON THE GROUND by J. M. Richards

Hardcover First Edition in brown cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by The Architectural Press, London in 1946. Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14.5cm approx.

An interesting and scarce book on Suburban architecture with superb illustrations by John Piper.

86 pages.

Condition: Dustcover has a fair bit of wear with a couple of closed tears to top of front cover. Hardcovers good. Internal pages good with some yellowing and minor foxing (mainly to extreme page edges). Binding tight.

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"A MANUAL OF HISTORIC ORNAMENT - Treating upon the Evolution, Tradition, and Development of Architecture & the Applied Arts. Prepared for the Use of Students and Craftsmen." by Richard Glazier. 1948.

Hardcover Sixth Edition in green hardcover, published by B. T. Batsford, Ltd, London in 1948. Dimensions: 24cm x 15.5cm approx.

The title really says it all ! A well known introduction to Historical Ornament that was first published in 1899.

184 pages with 700 illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Ex-Library copy which has been rebound for library use. Some wear/rubbing/marking to covers. Internal pages good with just some yellowing and very minor foxing plus a couple of minor marks. Binding tight.

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"A CONCISE GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN GRECIAN, ROMAN, ITALIAN, AND GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE." by the Late John Henry Parker. 1910.

Hardcover Twelfth Edition in gilt embossed brown cloth covers, published by James Parker & Co, Oxford in 1910. Dimensions: 17cm x 11.5cm approx.

A scarce copy of this comprehensive architectural glossary with a coloured fold-out plan as frontispiece and numerous black and white engravings in the text.

335 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Ex-Library copy with normal library markings. Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers. Spine cracked at front and rear hinges. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"THE CARE OF CHURCHYARDS" Report of the Central Council for the Care of Churches.  1930.

Hardcover First Edition in printed card covers, published by the Press and Publications Board of the Church Assembly, London in 1930.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14cm approx. 

A small but comprehensive look at all aspects of the care of churchyards including the Walls, Ancient Monuments, Sundials, Paths, Lighting, Drainage, and much more.

40 pages with a number of black and white plates.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Covers have come away from binding but have a professional taped repair.  Internal pages good with just some edge wear, minor yellowing and a few marks.  Binding tight.

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"THE VILLAGE SURVEYED" by Cecil Stewart.  1948.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by Edward Arnold & Co, London in 1948.  Dimensions: 23cm x 15.5cm approx. 

The story of a survey and plan for an English rural village.

171 pages with a number of black and white plates.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Heavy wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Corners bumped.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing and a slight ripple.  Binding tight.

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"THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - It's Spread and Acceptance" by James Dahir.  1947.

Hardcover First Edition in orange hardcovers, published by The Russell Sage Foundation, New York in 1947.  Dimensions: 23cm x 15cm approx. 

Covers the "Neighbourhood unit concept in housing and planning" that "substituted the gridiron pattern of city blocks for a design in which optimum size neighbourhoods would emerge, each with its own shops, schools, and community facilities, and all connected but none bisected by main traffuc arteries."

91 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings that has probably been re-bound for library use.  Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"EUROPE RE-HOUSED" by Elizabeth Denby.  1944.

Hardcover Second Edition in brown cloth covers, published by George Allen & Unwin, Ltd, London in 1944.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx. 

An interesting book that was first published in 1938 and is, here, updated. The book deals with the "housing problem" abroad and how Britain could learn from the countries covered. These include Sweden, Holland, Germany, Vienna, Italy and France. 

285 pages with numerous black and white plates and illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Boards slightly soft.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing and a bit of thumbing.  Binding tight.

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"ARCHITECTURE - An Art for all Men" by Talbot Hamlin.  1947.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth covers, published by Columbia University Press, New York in 1947.  Dimensions: 23.5cm x 16.5cm approx. 

An interesting book on architecture that is loosely based on the author's previous title "The Enjoyment of Architecture". Includes chapters on Architecture and Construction, Planning, Form in Architecture, The Meaning of Style and much more. 

279 pages with numerous black and white plates and illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings that has been re-bound for library use.  Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Boards very slightly warped.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing and a bit of thumbing.  Binding tight.

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"LIVES OF THE BRITISH ARCHITECTS - From William of Wykeham to Sir William Chambers" by E. Beresford Chancellor.  1909.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth covers, published by Duckworth & Co, London in 1909.  Dimensions: 20cm x 14.5cm approx. 

A rather interesting book about the famous names of British architecture.

336 pages.

Condition:  Good. Ex-Library copy with normal library markings. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Internal pages good with just some yellowing. Binding tight.

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"THE SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS OF POST-WAR BUILDING" by Lewis Mumford.  1943.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover, published by Faber and Faber, Ltd, London in 1943.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.5cm approx. 

An interesting essay on post-war building.

40 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"THE CATHEDRAL CHURCHES OF ENGLAND" by A. Hamilton Thompson.  1925.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover, published by The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London in 1925.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 15cm approx. 

A detailed look at the development of English Cathedrals that covers "The Cathedral and Church Chapter", "The Architectural Development of Cathedral Churches", "Internal Arrangement and Furniture", "The Building of Cathedral Churches", "The Cathedral Close and Its Inhabitants", and "The Daily Life in Church and Close".

235 pages with 31 sepia plates.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Spine cracked to front hinge.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing, some light foxing and a slight ripple.  Binding tight.

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"THE ANATOMY OF THE VILLAGE" by Thomas Sharp.  1946.

Hardcover First Edition in cream cloth covers, published by Penguin Books, Middlesex in 1946.  Dimensions: 18cm x 21.5cm approx. 

A well illustrated book looking at the structure of villages in the following chapters: "The English Tradition", "The Village Today", "Social Requirements in Villages", "Village Plan Forms", and "Building and Planting".

72 pages with numerous black and white plates and illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings that has been re-bound for library use incorporating the original covers.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Internal pages good with just some minor marks and thumbing.  Binding fairly tight.

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"SOME ARCHITECTURAL PROBLEMS OF TODAY" by C. H. Reilly.  1924.

Hardcover First Edition in plain board cover with black cloth spine, published by the University Press of Liverpool, Ltd in 1924.  Dimensions: 20cm x 14cm approx. 

An interesting look at the "problems" of architecture during the mid-1920's. Chapters on "The Character of our Civic buildings", "The Office Block", "Our Big Railway Stations", "An Indictment of Coal Smoke" and much more.

205 hand-cut pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing and very minor edge wear.  Binding tight.

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"THE SUBSTANCE OF ARCHITECTURE" by A. S. G. Butler.  1932.

Hardcover First Edition (First re-print) in blue cloth covers, published by Constable & Co, Ltd, London in 1932.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx. 

An interesting book that deals with such subjects as the "Definition of Architecture", "The Aesthetic Element", "Styles of Architecture" and much more.

320 pages with a number of black and white plates.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings that has been re-bound for library use.  Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and some minor wear to extreme page edges.  Binding tight.

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"THE TOUCHSTONE OF ARCHITECTURE" by Sir Reginald Blomfield.  1925.

Hardcover First Edition in grey board covers with cream cloth spine, published by Oxford University Press in 1925.  Dimensions: 20cm x 13.5cm approx. 

An interesting collection of essays on "State-Aided Training in Art in England", "Famous Men", "The Artist and the Community", "The Outlook of Architecture", "Atavism in Art", "The Bridges of London (1815-1920)", "The Tangled Skein", "Greek Architecture", "Christopher Wren", "Architecture and Decoration", and "Off the Track. Some Thoughts on Art".

245 untrimmed pages.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Corners bumped.  Internal pages quite good with some yellowing, edge wear and a few minor creases and marks.  Binding tight.

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"A HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE - On the Comparative Method. For Students, Craftsmen, & Amateurs" by Sir Banister Fletcher.  1945.

Hardcover Twelfth Edition (revised and enlarged) in green cloth covers, published by B. T. Batsford, London in 1945.  Dimensions: 24cm x 16.5cm approx. 

A comprehensive architectural reference work that contains over 4,000 illustrations.

1,033 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Corners bumped.  Internal pages quite good with some yellowing, thumbing, edge wear and a few minor creases and marks.  Binding tight.

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"THE ENGLISH ABBEY - It's Life and Work in the Middle Ages" by Fred H. Crossley.  1949.

Hardcover Third Edition in blue cloth covers, published by B. T. Batsford, Ltd, London in 1949.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14.5cm approx. 

A classic work on English Abbeys.

114 pages with numerous black and white plates and two fold-out plans to the rear.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Has been re-bound for library use.  Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Spine slightly skewed.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing and minor edge wear.  Binding tight.

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"SOME YORKSHIRE ABBEYS THEN AND NOW" by Arthur E. Henderson.  1939.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London in 1939.  Dimensions: 25cm x 15.5cm approx. 

Looks in some detail at the Abbeys of Whitby, Rievaulx, Byland, and Kirkstall, together with Howden Minster and Gisborough Priory.

80 pages with black and white plates of the abbeys "now" and illustrations by the author of how they probably looked "then".

Condition:  Reasonable. Ex-Library copy with normal library markings. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Corners bumped. Internal pages good with just some yellowing and minor edge wear. Binding fairly tight.

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"A GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN GRECIAN, ROMAN, ITALIAN, AND GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE"   1840.

3 x Hardcover Third Edition (revised) volumes in embossed blue cloth covers, published by John Henry Parker, Oxford in 1840.  Dimensions: 23cm x 15cm approx. 

An ever-popular set of architectural reference books illustrated with over 700 woodcuts. Volume I is the main glossary in alphabetical order, Volume II is the main volume of illustrative plates and Volume III is the companion to the Glossary.

Approx 600 pages in total with publishers advertisements.

Condition:  A bit tatty.  Heavy wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Spine covering of Vol II splitting down the whole length.  Spine cracked at front and rear hinges of all volumes and in a number of places internally.  Internal pages fairly good with some yellowing and foxing throughout.  Bottom outside corners of pages in Vol II have a light damp stain.  Bindings fairly tight.  Really deserve rebinding or restoration and good reading copies.

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"THE ARCHITECTURAL SETTING OF ANGLICAN WORSHIP" by G. W. O. Addleshaw and Frederick Etchells.  1948.

Hardcover First Edition in grey cloth covers, published by Faber and Faber, Ltd, London in 1948.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.5cm approx. 

A detailed "inquiry into the arrangements for Public Worship in the Church of England from the Reformation to the Present day."

288 pages with 12 black and white plates and 57 plans.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Title page has been torn nearly in half but has a taped repair (with no loss).  Internal pages good with just a few minor marks.  Binding tight.

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"MEDIAEVAL CHANTRIES ABD CHANTRY CHAPELS" by G. H. Cook.  1947.

Hardcover First Edition in grey cloth covers, published by Phoenix House, Ltd, London in 1947.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14.5cm approx. 

"This book is an attempt to explain the purpose and character of chantries in the mediaeval English Church and of the chapels which formed a part of their foundation".

196 pages with 59 black and white plates and 26 plans.

Condition:  Good. Ex-Library copy with normal library markings. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Internal pages good with just a few minor marks. Binding tight.

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"CATHEDRAL - A Gothic Pilgrimage" by Helen Huss Parkhurst.  1936.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover, published by Lovat Dickson, London in 1936.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx. 

An interesting look at the development of Cathedrals, concentrating on French Cathedrals and the larger context of poetry, music, legend, ritual, and symbolism. Pasted-in ownership inscription reads; "Rev'd M. P. M. McLean".

304 pages with a number of black and white plates to the rear.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Spine cracked to front hinge. Internal pages good with just some yellowing and very minor edge wear. Binding tight.

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"THE CATHEDRALS OF NORMANDY" by Jocelyn Perkins.  1935.

Hardcover First Edition in burgundy cloth cover, published by Methuen & Co, Ltd, London in 1935.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13cm approx. 

An interesting volume that looks in some detail at the Cathedrals of Rouen, Bayeux, Lesieux, Evreux, Coutances, Sees, Saint Gervais, and Saint Protais.

316 pages with a number of black and white plates.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Internal pages good with just some yellowing. Binding tight.

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"THE WELSH HOUSE - A Study in Folk Culture" by Iorwerth C. Peate.  1944.

Hardcover Second (revised) Edition in grey cloth cover, published by Hugh Evans & Sons, Ltd, London in 1944.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx. 

A fascinating and detailed look at the traditional houses of Wales. The volume covers Building Materials, The Circular House, The Rectangular House (Long-House and Cottage), The House of the Welsh Laws, Stone & Half-Timbered Houses, and Construction.

204 pages with 58 black and white plates and plans/illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonable. Ex-Library copy with normal library markings. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers (coth is rippled to front cover). Spine cracked to front hinge and a number of places internally.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing and very minor edge wear. Binding fairly tight.

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"CATHEDRALS"   1926.

Hardcover Second Edition (Second impression) in blue board covers with black cloth spine, published by The Great Western Railway, London in 1926.  Dimensions: 24.5cm x 19.5cm approx. 

A high quality volume that was published as a guide to the Cathedrals of England and Wales, mainly to coincide with rail tours of the Cathedral Cities.

123 pages with 74 black and white plates and 74 black and white illustrations.

Condition:   Reasonably Good. Ex-library copy that has been rebound for library use.  Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing and very minor foxing.  Binding tight.

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"BOROUGH AND TOWN - A Study of Urban Origins in England" by Carl Stephenson.  1933.

Hardback First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by The Mediaeval Academy of America, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1933.  Dimensions: 26cm x 18cm approx. 

A fascinating study of the development of towns in mediaeval England. Looks at the mediaeval town in English Literature, Urban Liberties on the Continent, The Anglo-Saxon Borough, The Domesday Borough, The Borough Community, Borough Self Government, and The Growth of the Borough.

236 pages with 8 black and white plates.

Condition:  Reasonable. Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Corners bumped.  Spine cracked at front and rear hinges.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"HOUSE DOCTOR - Instant Makeovers" by Ann Maurice. 2002.

Hardcover First edition in glossy hardcovers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Harper Collins, London in 2002.

An excellent accompaniment to the hugely popular Channel 5 TV show. The book is packed with inspiration to transform your home.

142 pages with numerous photographs.

Condition:  Very Good. Some wear/rubbing and a couple of creases to the dustcover. Hard covers good. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL OFFICIAL HANDBOOK"  by Vere E. Cotton. 1924.

Hardcover Fifth Edition in burgundy cloth cover with pasted-on illustration, published by Littlebury Bros, Liverpool in 1924.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx. 

An interesting pre-war guide to Liverpool Cathedral that goes into quite some detail.

116 pages with numerous black and white plates to the rear as well as a fold-out plan.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Ex-Library copy with normal library markings. Was originally a softcover publication but has been re-bound for library use. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers which are now plastic coated. Internal pages good with just some yellowing and an ink stain to the front free endpaper. Binding tight.

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"THE ENGLISH MEDIEVAL TOWN" by Colin Platt.  1986 

Softcover Second Edition in printed covers,  published by Secker and Warburg, London in 1986.  Dimensions: 24.5cm x 18cm approx.

A well illustrated and comprehensive introduction to English medieval towns. The book takes in an examination of the nature of the borough in pre and immediately post-conquest England, studies the granting of the borough charters, the development of civic responsibility, the influence of the early towns on their surrounding neighbourhoods and much more.

219 pages with numerous black and white photographs and illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Some wear/rubbing to covers. Internal pages very good with just some light yellowing to extreme page edges. Binding tight.

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"SCOTTISH CASTLES AND FORTIFICATIONS" by Christopher T. Abraham.  1986 

Softcover First Edition in printed covers,  published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh in 1986.  Dimensions: 24.5cm x 18.5cm approx.

A well illustrated and interesting introduction to the castles and fortifications in the care of the secretary of state for Scotland.

80 pages with numerous colour photographs and illustrations.

Condition:  Good. Slight wear/rubbing to cover. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND - NORTH DEVON" by Nikolaus Pevsner.  1952 

Softcover First Edition in printed card covers,  published by Penguin Books, London in 1952.  Dimensions: 18cm x 11cm approx.

One of a series of books by the same author on the architecture of England. Looks in some detail at the buildings of merit in each town and village in North Devon.

200 pages with a number of black and white photographs.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Internal pages very good but a bit yellowed. Binding tight.

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"ARCHITECTURE IN CAMBRIDGE - Examples of English Architectural Styles from Saxon to Modern Times" by Theodore Fyfe.  1943 

Hardcover First Edition (First reprint with an additional figure) in blue cloth covers,  published by Cambridge University Press in 1943.  Dimensions: 20cm x 13.5cm approx.

The title really says it all!  An interesting and well illustrated book looking at the various architectural styles and influences of the buildings of the city of Cambridge.

120 pages with 55 black and white illustrations.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading to cloth covers. Corners bumped. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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