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The Georgian Country House

By: Arnold, Dana

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2003

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03557

ISBN: 0750934700

Condition: Fine


The Country House was the focal point of Georgian architecture, landscape and society. Dana Arnold presents an analysis of the social and cultural significance of the country house, and her work is complimented by essays from experts in a variety disciplines. A wealth of illustrations, showing exteriors, interiors and landscapes accompany the textA very good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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English Manor Houses

By: Bailey, Brian J.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Robert Hale Ltd: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03034

ISBN: 0709012802

Condition: Very Good


For so long the hub of the English social system, the manor house has a rich social history, second only to the church in status within the rural community. This book is devoted exclusively to these fascinating and often beautiful houses. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. There is the remains of glue from a label on the front of the D/W. A nice clean tight copy. View more info

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Dorset's Most Beautiful Building

By: Bill Hoade; Roger Holman

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Dorset Books: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03973

ISBN: 187116480X

Condition: Near Fine


This outstanding collection of over 130 colour pictures supported by an expert and informative text, reveals both the grandeur and the intimacy of Dorset's buildings and their glorious setting in the county's matchless landscape. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Railway Architecture

By: Binney, Marcus, & David Pearce (Editors)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Books: 1985

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Sellers ID: 03467

ISBN: 0906223628

Condition: Near Fine


The railway companies were the most extensive patrons of new architecture in the nineteenth century. Many of their buildings were of a totally new kind, and others posed novel problems of construction. Style and technique united as the railways sought to combine the prestige and elegance of this new form of travel with crucial and imaginative innovations in engineering. This book is illustrated with over 200 black & white photographs. There is a ghost of a label on the fep and the residual of glue from a label on the front panel of the D/J. The D/J show s light wear to its edges and corners. View more info

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English Medieval Architecture

By: Braun , Hugh

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Bracken Books: 1985

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03035

ISBN: 0946495424

Condition: Very Good


Of all her national treasures, the medieval cathedrals of England are undoubtedly the most prizes. Even by modern standards, their scale is enormous, their height overpowering. Yet they were all built more than six hundred years ago by craftsmen. The methods, techniques and styles of medieval building - from cathedrals to manor houses- are clearly described in this illustrated book by an author with the expert eye of an architect. There is light shelf-wear to the D/W and sunning to the flap edges, and creasing to the bottom edges. A good clean copy PLEASE NOTE; International shipping ( second... View more info

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House Histories for Beginners

By: C. Style; O. Style

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Phillimore & Co.: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04663

ISBN: 1860774059

Condition: Near Fine


It has never been a better time for the beginner to set about finding out about his or her house. Written in an entertaining and informative style, and filled with fine illustrations, this book will act as an excellent reference book for those seeking to take up this rewarding pursuit. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Landscapes and Desire: Revealing Britain's Sexually Inspired Sites

By: Catherine E. Tuck

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04624

ISBN: 0750929391

Condition: Very Good


Covering five thousand years of landscape architecture, from Stonehenge and Avebury to eighteen-century pleasure gardens and modern times, this irreverent, challenging and revealing investigation delves into the diverse history of Britain and Ireland's most stunning sexually inspired landscapes and monuments. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Victorian Designs for the Home

By: Charles Newton

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Victoria & Albert Museum: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03921

ISBN: 1851772847

Condition: Near Fine


During the Victoria's reign a wealth of diverse and innovative design was produced, characterised by conflicting desires for tradition and progress. The relationship of design to finished object is explored through both a lively text and many handsome photographs of a wide range of important pieces from the V & A's rich collection. A tight ,clean book View more info

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Cliveden: The Place and the People

By: Crathorne, James

Price: £250.00

Publisher: UK, Collins & Brown Ltd.: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03002

ISBN: 1855852233

Condition: Very Good


The author gives a fascinating account of Cliveden's past: the two earlier houses that were dramatically destroyed by fire, the creation of the gardens and the seven families who have lived there. Some of the richest men and most powerful women of their day have played a part in the story of Cliveden, including Nancy Astor, whose husband Waldorf was given Clivedon as a marriage present from his father. There is a dedication on the front endpaper which reads ' To Frank, with heartfelt thanks for giving us so many happy memories of the Williams Team ' and signed individually by the Astor family.... View more info

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A History of Engineering in Classical and Medieval Times

By: Donald Hill

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Routledge: 1998

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 04381

ISBN: 0415152917

Condition: Very Good


This is a knowledgeable account of the wonderful triumphs and the limitations of ancient and medieval engineering. the author systematically describes what is known about the evolution of irrigation works, dams, bridges, roads, building construction, water and wind power, automata, and clocks, placing them in their social, geographical, and intellectual contexts. A good, clean copy. View more info

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Some Somerset Country Houses

By: Dunning, R. W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Dovecote Press: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03086

ISBN: 0946159858

Condition: Very Good


Robert Dunning is editor of the Victoria County History of Somerset and has been responsible for most of the recent research in to the history of Somerset's houses. This book is illustrated with over 175 photographs, watercolours, engravings and portraits. TheD/W shows some shelf-wear to its front and rear panels which also has some chipping and also to its edges. Otherwise a clean tight copy. View more info

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Buildings of Britain

By: FitzGerald,Roger

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03569

ISBN: 0747521484

Condition: Fine


Roger Fitzgerald has traversed Britain painting as wide a range of buildings as possible. His precise and delightful detailed watercolours provide a feast of visual variety and are a tribute to the richness of buildings throughout Britain, ancient and modern. There is light scratching to the rear panel of the D/W. A Good , clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Edwardian Country House

By: Gardiner Juliet

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Channel 4 Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 01268

ISBN: 0752261665

Condition: Very Good


The Edwardian Country House gives a fascinating insight into the romance and the reality of the Edwardian society and beautifully evokes the "golden" years before the First World War. View more info

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English Manor Houses.

By: Hugh Montgomery - Massingbred & Christopher Simon Sykes

Price: £266.53

Publisher: London, Lawrence King: 2001

Edition: First Editon

Sellers ID: 00992

ISBN: 1856692221

Condition: Very Good


This book is signed with a small dedication by the author and is filled with 300 colour photographs of Manor Houses, a delight to look at. View more info

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Vorromanische Kunst : Monumente Des Abendlandes

By: Louis Grodecki

Price: £25.00

Publisher: GmBh, 1967

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04557

Condition: Good


This a book is in the german language, we believe it is all about religious architecture, it is illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. There ar damp spots on the last illustrated page and light spotting on the rear end paper. The D/W shows light wear to its extremities as does the slip-case. View more info

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Victorian Brick and Terra-Cotta Architecture in Full Colour: 160 Plates

By: Pierre Chabat

Price: £25.00

Publisher: USA, Dover Publications: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04153

ISBN: 0486261646

Condition: Very Good


This sumptuous book presents over 550 full-colour illustrations of a distinctive architectural style that enlivened the cities and countryside of Europe in the Victorian era. Widely considered the book on brickwork, it documents the ways in which that style incorporated imaginative brickwork and bright appliques of terra- cotta into its bold aesthetic. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Sacheverell Sitwell's England

By: Raeburn Michael ( Editor )

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Orbis Books: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00216

ISBN: 0856135089

Condition: Very Good


Sacheverell Sitwell, as a poet or a writer of prose, is one of the most individual stylists in English letters this century, and his descriptive works on art and architecture, written during a liftime of travelling, have made him a notable influence on taste since the 1920s. This is a first edition hardback copy with a D/W in V/G condition due to rippling at the top and some scratching to the back.and wearing to the corners. View more info

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England's Thousand Best Houses

By: Simon Jenkins

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Allen Lane: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03703

ISBN: 0713995963

Condition: Fine


Even more lavishly illustrated than its predecessor, and full of stories about the past occupants of the houses which bring them vividly to life, England's Thousand Best Houses is an essential companion for anyone wishing to explore England or its history. It is full of surprises, and opens doors to hundreds of delights of which most of us have never heard. The D/W shows wear to its edges, and head and base of the spine, there is also wear to its corners. It is a clean and tight copy. View more info