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A CITY LOST AND FOUND : Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne (Signed Copy), Annear, Robyn
1 Annear, Robyn A CITY LOST AND FOUND : Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne (Signed Copy)
Black Inc/Schwartz Publishing 2006 1863953892 / 9781863953894 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
xii, + 303pp., b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short personal inscription, "To Mxxxxxx . . . ", signed by author Robyn Annear on first (author bio.) page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "The demolition firm of Whelan the Wrecker was a Melbourne institution for a hundred years (1892-1992) . . . Robyn Annear uses Whelan's demolition sites as portals to explore layers of the city laid bare by their pick-axes and iron balls. Peering beneath the rubble, she brings to light fantastic stories about Melbourne's building sites and their many incarnations. This book is about the making - and remaking - of a city." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 430g. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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A PICTURE OF HAMPSHIRE. (Signed Copy), Baker, John L.
2 Baker, John L. A PICTURE OF HAMPSHIRE. (Signed Copy)
London Robert Hale 1986 0709025750 / 9780709025757 First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + John L. Baker Signed by Author
270pp., b/white line-drawings, by the author, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain russet boards undamaged. Signed by author on title page, otherwise leaves unmarked. Colour art-illustrated (Winchester City Cross', John L. Baker), loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased, and mild sunning to spine. "One of England's largest and most beautiful counties, Hampshire is an area of exceptional variety . . . More than 100 of John Baker's delicate and revealing line drawings enhance a satisfying and comprehensive text." Contents include: List of illustrations, Introduction, 14 chapters, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 740g. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 25.85 AUD
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3 Bariller, Marie HOUSES OF SAINT TROPEZ
New York Stewart Tabori & Chang 2004 1584793880 / 9781584793885 First Thus, First Printing Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
229pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout, by Thomas Dhellemmes. Preface by Jacqueline Pagnol. Translated from the French by Paul Hurwit. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Nominal shelfwear and several light bumps to plain blue boards. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally scuffed, minimal creasing to head of spine. With privileged and unprecedented access, the author and photographer capture the casual elegance of Saint-Tropez in this intimate view of 23 stunning interiors . . . Contents include: Preface, Author's Note, The Sweetness of Life, Village Retreats, Dreams of Exoticism, Memories of Artists, An Air of Majesty, Saint-Tropez, Home Port. Book weight approx. 1.59 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 30.36 AUD
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PHILIP JOHNSON  (Text in German and English), Blake, Peter
4 Blake, Peter PHILIP JOHNSON (Text in German and English)
Basel, Switzerland Birkhauser Verlag Fur Architektur 1996 3764353937 / 9783764353933 First Thus Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
254pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates, plus line drawn floor plans, building sections and site plans. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated gloss card wrapper minimally edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. Double-column, dual-text (German and English) throughout. German translation by Karin Bruckner. Philip Johnson (1906-2005) did much to shape the architecture of the 20th century, both through his buildings and his architectural criticism. This monograph by Peter Blake offers a comprehensive survey of Johnson's work . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Buildings, Postscript, Biography, List of Built Work, Bibliography, Illustration Credits. Book weight approx. 735g. 
Price: 23.00 AUD
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5 Bowyer, Jack GUIDE TO DOMESTIC BUILDING SURVEYS
London Architectural Press 1972 0851392679 / 9780851392677 2nd. Edition Reprint Hard Cover + D/J Very Good Fair + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
174pp., four b/w plates, but mostly intext line drawings throughout. Book clean, square, spine firm. Leaves clean. Loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with several closed tears. First published in 1971, this 2nd. edition has been corrected and revised. Contents include: Introduction, Law and the survey, Equipment, Initial procedure on site, General principles, Site notes, General description, Roof, Walls, Floors & staircases, Internal finishes, Drainage, External works, Appendix, much more. Book weight approx. 510g. 
Price: 34.41 AUD
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THE FRENCH CAFE (English Text), Boyer, Marie-France
6 Boyer, Marie-France THE FRENCH CAFE (English Text)
London and Paris Thames & Hudson 1996 0500016224 / 9780500016220 2nd U.K. Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 
112pp., plus (viii), monochrome, pictorially illustrated endpapers. Colour plate illustrations throughout (mostly interior decor and setting), plus monochrome, line-drawn section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt title and publisher's device over undamaged brown boards. Textblock unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Photography throughout by Paris-based clicker Eric Morin. An 'essential' book for anyone interested in French life and culture which is so instrinsically connected to the French cafe . . . Contents include: Prelims., Home from Home, The Golden Age, The Workers' Cafe, Artists' Haunts, Really Rural, Style to Style, Cult Cafes, Guide. Book weight approx. 685g. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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MONASTERIES OF WESTERN EUROPE : The Architecture of the Orders, Braunfels, Wolfgang
7 Braunfels, Wolfgang MONASTERIES OF WESTERN EUROPE : The Architecture of the Orders
United Kingdom Thames & Hudson 1993 0500272018 / 9780500272015 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
263pp., b/white photographic illustrations, and plans, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper is slightly browned on edges of rear (text) panel, and has a small, soft corner crease to front panel. "When it was first published, Professor Braunfels' book at once established itself as a definitive work. For this edition he revised the text and added a new chapter on the cathedral-monasteries of England. After tracing the beginning of monasticism in the West, the narrative details in turn the architecture of St Gall, Cluny, the Cisterians, the Cathusians, the Mendicant orders, and the abbey buildings and complexes of the baroque period. The conclusion covers the monastic revival of recent times and Le Corbusier's La Tourette. An appendix gives the original religious rules which dictated the form of monasteries . . . " Book weight approx. 1.7kg. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 35.42 AUD
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SKELETAL STRUCTURES : Matrix Methods of Linear Structural Analysis Using Influence Coefficients, C.M.Bommer and D.A.Symonds
8 C.M.Bommer and D.A.Symonds SKELETAL STRUCTURES : Matrix Methods of Linear Structural Analysis Using Influence Coefficients
London Crosby Lockwood 1968 First Edition Hardcover Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
106pp., intext formulae, tables and diagrams throughout. Book clean and square. Lightly bumped spine firm. Printed orange boards minimally bumped on foredge corners, else very good. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, else annotations and underlining on several pages. Textblock slightly tanned. No dustjacket. "The object of this book is to introduce a method of analysing all types of linear skeletal structures . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Part 1/ Matrix Algebra. 2/ Structural Analysis. Solutions to Exercises, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 320g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.40 AUD
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THE ARCHITECTURE OF SKYSCRAPERS, Cerver, Francisco Asensio
9 Cerver, Francisco Asensio THE ARCHITECTURE OF SKYSCRAPERS
New York Arco (for Hearst Books International) 1997 0688154158 / 9780688154158 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
187pp., plus (iv), photographic colour plates and b/white design drawings throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Text-block unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and scuffed, else good. A compilation of some of the world's best designed skyscrapers and the architectural companies who created those construction masterpieces . . . Includes biographies of each architect/company. Book weight approx. 1.47 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 82.80 AUD
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NEVER SAY NEVER : Couran Cove Resort. From Dream to Reality.   (Signed Copy), Clarke, Ron
10 Clarke, Ron NEVER SAY NEVER : Couran Cove Resort. From Dream to Reality. (Signed Copy)
Queensland, Australia The Banyan Tree Creative Services for Couran Cove Resort 1999 0958572976 / 9780958572972 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed and Signed By Author
191pp., stunning colour-plate photography throughout (flora, fauna, environmentally sensitive buildings, and seascapes) by Leo Meier. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour, pictorially-illustrated matt boards unmarked. Form-cut window in front free endpaper facilitating a feature illustration. A signed, dated inscription, in the hand of former multi world-record-holding Australian runner Ron Clarke MBE, on front flysheet, else textblock unmarked. Identically-illustrated (as boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped only. An inspiring story of a dream and its road to realisation - Ron Clarke's commitment to create an environmentally sensitive resort on and within the natural beauty of Queensland's South Stradbroke Island . . . Contents include; Introduction, 6 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 912g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 32.90 AUD
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11 Colgan, Susan RESTAURANT DESIGN: Ninety-Five Spaces That Work
New York Whitney Library of Design [Watson-Guptill Publications] 1987 0823074935 / 9780823074938 Stated First Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
255pp., grey cloth boards, approx. 300 colour illustrations throughout. [Mostly interiors, of cleverly designed restaurants]. Illustrated frontispiece. Book is clean, tight and pages unmarked. Illustrated dustjacket has absolute minimal shelf wear. 12 chapters including: Destination Restaurants, Cafes, Grilles, and Brasseries, Chain Restaurants, Ethnic Restaurants, Eat In/Take Out, Hotels, Nightspots, Cafeterias, Restaurants with views, Adaptive designs, Sources, Credits, Index. An 'eye-opener' of a book. Weight approx. 1260g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 34.04 AUD
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12 Daley, Paul (Compiled and Edited by) GOLF ARCHITECTURE : A Worldwide Perspective. Volume Four
Glen Waverley, VIC, Australia Full Swing Golf Publishing 2008 0958136343 / 9780958136341 Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo [Oblong/Landscape format) 
xvii, + 366pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Sketches by Barry King. Book clean. Spine firm, white title there-on. Black boards very slightly edge-rubbed only. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small v-shaped area of loss to head of spine at rear, small areas of surface abrasion to same, short surface scratch to rear panel. Foreword by Michael J. Hurdzan. From the jacket flap: "The fourth volume of 'Golf Architecture : A Worldwide Perspective' incorporates forty-two absorbing and lavishly illustrated golf-architecture-based essays, along with six picture essays . . . To complement the technical, engineering and problem-solving-based essays, which transport readers squarely 'into the cockpit' of the design world, readers encounter a balance of teasing, esoteric accounts . . . " Includes Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 1.65 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 27.60 AUD
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NATIONAL TRUST VICTORIA SKETCHBOOK, Davidson, Rodney (Text by)
13 Davidson, Rodney (Text by) NATIONAL TRUST VICTORIA SKETCHBOOK
Australia Rigby 1976 0727001183 / 9780727001184 First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good Graham Hawley 
64pp., b/white sketch illustrations throughout by Graham Hawley. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Blue boards negligibly edgeworn only. Leaves clean and crisp. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a short closed tear to head at front and rear, some surface abrasion to flap folds, and minor tanning. A stand-alone volume in the Rigby 'Sketchbook' series. "This book describes twenty nine houses and other features and tells the interesting stories of the problems faced and overcome by the Trust in order to preserve and restore them . . . Rodney Davidson's fact-filled text is complemented by Graham Hawley's fine drawings to produce a fascinating architectural reminder of Victoria's history and heritage." Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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ALTERING YOUR HOME : A Book of Renovator's Options, De Vulder, Stella
14 De Vulder, Stella ALTERING YOUR HOME : A Book of Renovator's Options
East Roseville, N.S.W., Australia Simon & Schuster 1991 0731802187 / 9780731802180 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, + 180pp., b/white house plans and line-drawings throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good. From the rear panel: " . . . presents 68 renovation proposals which have been drawn up by qualified architects to show you the options available for renovating your home. They cover the gamut of house styles to be found in Australia - from small inner-city period terraces, through to the grander houses of the surrounding garden suburbs and the more recently built project homes further out from the city. Plans to improve large country homesteads and small beachside weekenders are also included. There are proposals for dual-occupancy and dual-purpose dwellings, as well as ingenious ways to use attics or basement spaces . . . " Book weight approx. 420g. 
Price: 18.40 AUD
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THE THIRD SKIN : Architecture, Technology & Environment, Drake, Scott
15 Drake, Scott THE THIRD SKIN : Architecture, Technology & Environment
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia University of New South Wales Press 2007 0868409316 / 9780868409313 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
189pp., intext b/white illustrations by Adam Brown and Tristan Wong. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Security sticker ghost to one leaf, else all clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear cover: " . . . provides an introduction to the principles of environmental performance in architecture. It explores the way aspects of the built environment are experienced by the occupants, and how that experience is interpreted in architectural design." Contents include: Preface, Introduction, 8 chapters, Appendices, Notes, Further Reading, Index. Book weight approx. 375g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 32.20 AUD
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AMERICAN COUNTRY :  A Style and Source Book, Emmerling, Mary Ellisor
16 Emmerling, Mary Ellisor AMERICAN COUNTRY : A Style and Source Book
New York Clarkson N. Potter 1980 0517538466 / 9780517538463 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
xi, + 292pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Red cloth boards nominally scuffed only. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edgeworn and scuffed, U.V. affected (sunned) spine. " . . . not only a guide to old and antique pieces, but also a guide to marvellous contemporary adaptions of structural elements, materials, furniture and lighting. In addition to traditional country rooms and houses, it features spectacular modern settings where authentic antiques and reproductions mix with the pure lines of contemporary furniture and architecture . . . how-to information for displaying country pieces, making traditional American foods, planting a country garden, and preparing for Christmas celebrations in the American Country way . . . " Book weight approx. 1.53 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 23.92 AUD
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REINFORCED CONCRETE SIMPLY EXPLAINED, Faber, Oscar
17 Faber, Oscar REINFORCED CONCRETE SIMPLY EXPLAINED
London Oxford University Press 1945 3rd Edition, 2nd Impression Hardcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
79pp., intext illustrations throughout: line-drawings, tables, graphs, and formulae. Book clean, spine minimally canted. Blind-stamp border, and black text title over undamaged original red cloth boards. No dustjacket. Textblock unmarked. First published in 1922. This third edition revised to conform to the L.C.C. Regulations (1943). This book provides a clear understanding of the general principles involved in reinforced concrete . . . Contents include: Prelims., 6 chapters, viz: Preliminary / Compression Members and Pillars / Beams and Slabs / Shearing Resistance of Concrete Beams / Design of Pillars / Materials. Index. Book weight approx. 180g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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AUSTRALIAN CITIES : Continuity And Change, Forster, Clive
18 Forster, Clive AUSTRALIAN CITIES : Continuity And Change
South Melbourne, VIC, Australia Oxford University Press 1995 0195535650 / 9780195535655 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
153pp., b/white figures throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good. " . . . examines the changing nature of Australia's major cities from a wide geographical perspective, and discusses current issues in urban policy." A stand-alone title in the Meridian Australian Geographical Perspectives series. Contents include: Foreword, List of Figures, List of Tables, Acks., Introduction, 7 chapters, References, Further Reading, Index. Book weight approx. 210g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 23.00 AUD
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BUILDING YOUR OWN GREENHOUSE (Greenhouse Basics), Freeman, Mark
19 Freeman, Mark BUILDING YOUR OWN GREENHOUSE (Greenhouse Basics)
PA, United States Stackpole Books 1997 0811727750 / 9780811727754 Fifth Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Heather Bellanca 
198pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations by Heather Bellanca. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only. From the rear cover: "Building a greenhouse can be easy and inexpensive with this comprehensive handbook. Practical instructions guide you through every step of the process. Eleven specific examples - from simple cold frames to large freestanding and attached-to-the-house structures - are featured. All are functional in climates where winter temperatures drop below zero. You can replicate one of these greenhouses from the instructions included or use similar techniques to design your own." Book weight approx. 330g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.04 AUD
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BRICKS AND MORTAR, Galer, Lois
20 Galer, Lois BRICKS AND MORTAR
Dunedin, New Zealand Allied Press 1982 0864660030 / 9780864660039 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
72pp., intext b/white halftone plates throughout (mostly historic buildings, inside and out). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour, photographically-illustrated card wrapper very lightly bumped only. Textblock unmarked. Following on from two previous books of a similar theme (houses and homes), this volume features historic buildings in and around the New Zealand (South Island) city of Dunedin. Contents include: Prelims., featured buildings, Author's Note. Book weight approx. 250g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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