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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)
1st editionSoftcover
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Africa Adorned

Collins Harvill, London
Very heavy Folio in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 304pp, numerous colour photos, bibliog, 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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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, bibliog, 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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Valadier - Three Generations of Roman Goldsmiths - An Exhibition of Drawings and Works of Art (David Carritt, London 15 May - 12 June 1991)

Artemis Group / David Carritt, London
Folio size in illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 183pp, colour plates, bibliography, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (covers faintly tanned)
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Sir Hans Sloane - Collector Scientist Antiquary - Founding Father of the British Museum

British Museum Press, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 308pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Azulejos de Portugal - Seculos XVII e XVIII / Portuguese Tiles in the 17th and 18th Centuries (Catalogue for the travelling exhibition 1991 - 1993)

Rota da Asia, Camara Municipal De Lisboa, Lisboa
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 50pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Portuguese
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
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Art Deco Sculpture - Chryselephantine Statuettes of the Twenties and Thirties

Academy Editions, London
Extra Large 4to. in plain white stiff card covers with glossy colour printed dust jacket, 107pp, colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations, etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (name on fly-leaf, page-block edges slightly tanned) in a FINE Dust Jacket but for a neatly repaired and barely visible short closed tear to top edge of rear panel. A very nice copy of this elusive book
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Documentary Chinese Works of Art - In Scholars Taste

Sydney L Moss, London
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 244pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliog, index etc.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, tiny spot of tan soil to bottom edge of page block)
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Chinese Snuff Bottles - From the Collection of the Rt Hon the Marquess of Exeter Kcmg

Hugh Moss, London
1st printing. Heavy 8vo in brown cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover with tipped-on colour plate to front cover (as issued), 162pp on thick glossy art paper, numerous plates in colour and b/w, etc.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
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Masterpieces of Ivory From the Walters Art Gallery

Hudson Hills Press, New York / Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore
Large thick and heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 338pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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Clothing Matters - Dress and Identity in India

University of Chicago Press
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card covers. 360pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy
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The Eye of Duncan Phillips - A Collection in the Making

Phillips Collection, Washington D C / Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Thick, exceedingly heavy 4to in steel blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine,, 810pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf rub to cover bottom edges) in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
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Radios - the Golden Age

Chronicle Books, San Francisco
Large landscape 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 119pp, illustrated in colour throughout
An extremely well preserved FINE copy (hint of tanning to covers, very thin sliver of mild creasing to top edge of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Beyond El Dorado - Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia

British Museum, London
Heavy Square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 191pp, colour plates, bibliog, index etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Graphic Language of Neville Brody

Thames & Hudson, London
1st printing. Folio size. Paperback. 160pp, plates in colour and b/w
An almost AS NEW copy (faint tanning to covers, speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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Ancient Egyptian Construction and Architecture

Dover, New York
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 242pp, plates and illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (faint'ish flat crease to bottom corner tip of rear cover)
Softcover
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Lost and Found Traditions - Native American Art 1965 - 1985

University of Washington Press, Washington
Large heavy 4to. in burgundy cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 288pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in a near FINE Dust Jacket (short closed tear to top edge of rear panel, slight creasing to head of spine panel)
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Les Medailleurs Italiens des Quinzieme et Seizieme Siecles (3 Volumes Complete)

Arnaldo Forni, Bologna
Large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff paper wraps, xviii + 308pp, 368pp; vii + 356 pp, text in French. Complete facsimile of the 1883 edition
FINE a well preserved and very clean and tight largely unopened set (spines a little tanned, sliver of mild soil or tanning to very bottom edge of first 5 leaves of volume 3)
1st editionSoftcover
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Age of Chivalry - Art in Plantagenet England 1200-1400

Royal Academy of Arts / Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London
Very thick and heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card covers. 575pp, numerous illustrations in colour and b/w, bibliography, index etc
An almost AS NEW or barely read copy (tiny speck of rub to cover corner tips, mild crease to spine)
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The Aero Field - July 1945 - Volume 9 (New Series) No. 6

Francis J Field, Sutton Coldfield
Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff paper wraps, pages numbered 114 to 132, plus single sheet printed catalogue 'Flown Cover Collections'. This is an original copy, not a facsimile
Covers slightly tanned else FINE, an extremely well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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La Ceramique Contemporaine

Compagnie des Arts Photomecaniques, Paris
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 104pp, numerous plates in colour and b/w. An excellent survey of contemporary modern ceramics. Text in French
A well preserved near FINE clean and copy (covers a little tanned, mild shelf rub to cover corner tips, faint flat crease to top corner tip of rear cover)
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Build Your Own Cable Car

Perigee, New York
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp on paper and stiff card leaves
VERY GOOD (covers dusty and a little rubbed, some tanning to preliminary text leaves, contents otherwise very clean and tight)
1st editionSoftcover
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The House on the Klong - The Bangkok Home and Asian Art Collection of James Thompson

Privately Printed, Tokyo
Quarto size (4to) in Thai silk covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, colour plate mounted on front cover (as issued), 87pp, plates in colour and b/w (some with tissue guards). Text in English
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (small printed bookplate on fly-leaf, hint of foxing to rear two leaves only)
Hardcover
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No Picnic (Crafts Council Gallery, London 9 July - 30 August 1998)

Crafts Council Gallery, London
Quarto size (4to) in silvered stiff card covers, variously paginated, approx 60pp, b/w and silver printed plates etc
Few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges else an AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Age of Chivalry - Art in Plantagenet England 1200-1400

Royal Academy of Arts / Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London
Very thick and heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card covers. 575pp, numerous illustrations in colour and b/w, bibliography, index etc
An ALMOST AS NEW copy (tiny speck of rub to cover corner tips and thin sliver of shelf rub to cover bottom edges)
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British Jigsaw Puzzles of the 20th Century

Richard Dennis, Shepton
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 132pp, illustrations in text, colour plates, index etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Sir William Burrell 1861 - 1958 (Revised Edition 1985)

Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries, Glasgow
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in stiff glossy card covers, 24pp, sepia plates etc
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (slight and mild cover creasing, corners a little rubbed)
Softcover
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Postcards and Cigarette Cards (Philips Auction Catalogue for Sale 29 and 30 July 1987)

Phillips, Son and Neale, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 56pp plus 16pp plates at rear, 974 lots listed and described
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Essential William Morris

Parragon, Bath
Large, thick and heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed laminated boards, 256pp, finely illustrated in colour throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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