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Thirties - British Art and Design Before the War (Hayward Gallery, London 25 October 1979 - 13 January 1980)

Arts Council of Great Britain / Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 320pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc. PLUS large duo-tone folding exhibition plan loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight barely read copy (page-block edges faintly tanned, tiny slight crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
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Decoration in Egyptian Tombs of the Old Kingdom - Studies in Orientation and Scene Content

KPI / Keegan Paul International, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 596pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc plus 28pp b/w plates at rear
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy ( top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a FINE Dust Jacket but for a thin sliver of rub and wear to head of spine panel (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Il Realismo Costruttivo Per Una Banca Moderna

Dell'elefante & Bnl, Rome
Large heavy 4to. in grey silk covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 210pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Byzantium Treasures of Byzantine Art and Culture From British Collections

British Museum Press, London
Large heavy 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 240pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy still close to new (slight tanning to leaves, private armorial bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Science and Society in Prehistoric Britain

Paul Elek, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 252pp, plates illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (hint of tanning to leaves) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Lever and Hope Sculptures - Ancient Sculptures in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight and A Catalogue of the Ancient Sculptures Formerly in London and Deepdene

Gebr. Mann, Berlin
Large 4to. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 130pp text with illustrations in text, index etc PLUS 68pp plates at rear
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (Three Volumes / 3 Vols Complete)

Oxford University Press, New York & Oxford
3 matching volumes, all Heavy 4to. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover. 2,232pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight unread or barely read set (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
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Tesori Reali del Benin - Arte di un Antico Regno Africano - Dalla Collezione del Museum fur Volkerkunde Vienna.(Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna 24 Aprile - 30 Giugno 1991)

Artificio, Firenze / Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna
Heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 167pp on gloss and matt art paper, numerous colour plates and illustrations in text, bibliography etc. Text in Italian
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Pierres et Croyances - 100 Objets Sculptes des Antiquites du Liban

Lebanese British Friends of the National Museum
Heavy 4to. in colour printed thick boards with colour printed Dust Jacket on stiff paper, 206pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, index etc
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Embarquement Pour l'Image - Une Ecole du Regard (Antike Kunst Beiheft 20 )

L'Association Des Amis De L'Art Antique, Basel
Thick, heavy 4to. in colour printed glazed boards, 287pp, plus 80pp plates in colour and b/w, at rear. Text in French
NEW copy
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The Parthenon and its Sculptures

Thames & Hudson, London
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 256pp, plates in colour and b/w, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (slight sunning to spine panel edges, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Living at Belsay - A Contemporary approach to furnishing an historic house (Belsay Hall May 4 - October 25 1996)

Belsay Hall, Northumberland / English Heritage, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 56pp, colour plates, etc. To accompany the exhibition. Includes, interviews with designers and a list of lots for auction held to raise funds for the continued refurbishment of the property by contemporary craftspeople and designers
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
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Greek Town Building

National Technical University of Athens, Athens
4to in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 226pp, plates, maps, plans, index etc etc
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (spine and cover edges slightly faded, name on fly-leaf) in a dusty VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (tape repairs to small chips at spine ends, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Conquest and Empire - the Reign of Alexander the Great

Cambridge University Press
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 330pp, with maps, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a very slightly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Gladiators and Caesars - the Power of Spectacle in Ancient Rome

British Museum Press, London
Extra Large 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 153pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, maps, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved and very clean and tight AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Scythians and Greeks - A Survey of Ancient History and Archaeology on the North Coast of the Euxine From the Danube to the Caucasus

Cambridge At the University Press
Thick and very heavy 4to in navy cloth gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, xl + 720pp, map end-papers, plates and illustrations in text, maps etc (some folding), index etc
A well preserved VERY GOOD clean and tight copy (name on front blank paste-down end-paper, pages slightly tanned, spine slightly faded, bottom edge of spine slightly rubbed, 2 minute nicks to head of spine)
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Chola - Sacred Bronzes of Southern India (Royal Academy of Arts, London 11 November 2006 - 25 February 2007)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 157pp, colour plates, index etc
NEW unread copy
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The Longest Roman Water Supply Line

T?rkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi, Istanbul
Large, very heavy 4to in silver printed black boards, 229pp, colour photos, maps plans etc, 8 large foldout maps / plans at rear (collated complete). On the Roman 4th century 242 km supply line from the Strandja Mountains to Istanbul. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny crease to bottom cover corner tips from slight bumping) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Social Life Under the Abbasids - 170 - 289 AH - 786 - 902 AD

Longmans, London
8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 316pp, bibliography, index etc
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (rear cover corner tips very slightly bumped from poor handling) in a FINE Dust Jacket (slight rub to bottom corner of rear flap fold, looks fine in its protector)
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Cretan Cults and Festivals

Routledge and Kegan Paul, London
8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 362pp, bibliography, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves, spine very slightly darkened)
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Solid Air - New Work in Glass (Crafts Council Gallery, London 11 April - 16 June 2002)

Crafts Council, London
Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 66pp on various types of paper, colour plates, etc.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (covers faintly dusty)
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A Critical Edition of Sir Richrd Fanshawe's 1647 translation of Giovanni Battista Guarini's Il Pastor Fido

Oxford At the Clarendon Press, London
8vo in navy cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 191pp, 2 plates, facsimile title-page etc. This copy has an unusual photographic private bookplate tipped onto the front blank fly-leaf (i.e. only lightly affixed at one edge)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned near FINE publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers price sticker to inner flap (very slightly nicked at corner tips, looks fine in its protector). A very nice copy
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Entdeckungen - Skulpturen der Khmer und Thai (Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst der Stadt, Koln 15 April - 9 Juli 1989)

Ernst Klett, Stuttgart
Large 4to. in photo illustrated thick glossy boards, 135pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
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Africa Adorned

Collins Harvill, London
Very heavy Folio in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 304pp, numerous colour photos, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a very slightly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector)
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Sparta and Lakonia - A Regional History 1300 - 362 BC

Routledge & Kegan Paul, London
8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 410pp, maps, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (page-block edges slightly dusty) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Collection Berjonneau-Munoz - Art Precolumbien (Millon, Paris - 20 Septembre 2017 - Auction Catalogue) Pre-columbian

Millon, Paris
Large heavy 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 218pp on thick glossy art paper, 112 lots all fully illustrated in colour and with notes etc. Introductory text in French and English, lot description in French
NEW copy
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The Art of Glass - Art Nouveau to Art Deco

Andreas Papadakis, Windsor
Extra Large 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 111pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (inscription on front blank fly-leaf, hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Artists in Glass - Late Twentieth Century Masters in Glass (SIGNED COPY)

Mitchell Beazley, London
1st printing. Large heavy 4to. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 240pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the half title leaf and dated by him October 2001 (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Turks - A Journey of A Thousand Years 600 - 1600 (Royal Academy of Arts, London 22 January - 12 April 2005)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 494pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc., PLUS substantial 16pp errata booklet loosely inserted (as issued)
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Atlantis Destroyed

Routledge, London
Large 8vo in black cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 225pp, maps and illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
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