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CFA Voysey / RIBA Catalogue


CFA Voysey Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects by Joanna Symonds and published by Gregg International in 1976,

now scarce and out of print.

95 pages of text, and 120 plates, covering architecture, furniture, decorative designs etc, an absolutely invaluable reference guide.


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WOODWORK by Arthur Romney Green, Vol. 1

Exceptionally rare copy of AR Green's Woodwork, In Principle & Practice

This book (Volume 1) was written in 1918, printed on hand made paper and published by Douglas Pepler at Ditchling Sussex.

Only 250 copies were produced and Volume 2 never materialised.

Volume 1 includes around 30 black and white drawings by Eric Gill who

with Pepler and others, were part of the Ditchling 'Commune' at that time.

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Rare CFA Voysey designed antique bookplate for

Beatrice Emily & James Morton 1901.

In "Symbolism in Design" Voysey identified this design as the joint bookplate of Beatrice Emily & James Morton.

The lady is of Irish descent, while her husband hails from Scotland, hence the thistle and the shamrock are growing together, whilst the birds stand sentry over the

united hearts.

Beatrice & James Morton were an artistic couple whe shared ideas about fine craftsmanship, politics & patronage of the arts. They surrounded themselves with

the latest art & furnishings of the day, much of which was designed or made

by artists & craftsmen who became their close friends.

This bookplate commemorates their wedding, on 21st March 1901.

The pair of interlocking hearts, which represents the Mortons union,

is a symbolic device often found in Voyseys pattern designs.

James was the son of Alexander Morton who founded the textile manufacturing company in Ayrshire in 1870. In 1895 James became a partner in the firm, transforming production by using avant-garde designers such as Voysey.

These fabrics were sold through retailers such as Liberty & Morris & Co in

London, and Wylie & Lochhead in Glasgow.

The bookplate contained within the book

'Alpen Flora'


Ludwig & Dr C. Schroter


Delightfully illustrated, the text in German.This copy was in James Morton's own Library,

Inscribed inside 'Bought in Berne 1897'


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Rare CFA Voysey designed antique bookplate for Stanley Austin c1928.

Stanley Austins bookplate draws on Voysey's knowledge of armorial style bookplates and heraldry. The Paschal Lamb is a Christian symbol, and the ecclesiastical figure in the centre is Saint Peter, who is shown holding the keys to the kingdom of heaven.

The bookplate contained within the novel:


by Hugh Walpole

Inscribed inside: For Stanley Austin From his friend Hugh Walpole March 13th 1928.


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Arts and Crafts Architecture

By Peter Davey, 1997 softback.

Widely researched and with a generous serving of finely detailed colour photos, Arts & Crafts buildings and their settings have never looked better or more inviting.






Houses and Gardens-Arts & Crafts Interiors

By M H Baillie Scott.

Well Illustrated colour & b&w 2004 edition of the work of Baillie Scott.



The Designs of ARCHIBOLD KNOX for Liberty & Co

By A J Tilbrook.

Profusly illustrated account of the works by Knox for Liberty's of London.



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