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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 (looks new in its protector)
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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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History of the Origin and Progress of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames etc - Volume III / Vol 3

EP Microform, Wakefield
8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine., 466pp plus 84pp index. A nicely printed and very readable facsimile reprint
AS NEW in the original clear Glassine wrapper (as issued)
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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 unread or barely read copy (faint tanning to covers)
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The Dictionary of Picture Postcards in Britain 1894 - 1939

Antique Collectors Club, Woodbridge
Thick, heavy 4to. in dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 310ppcolp numerous illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy in a FINE Dust Jacket (very slightly rubbed along top edges)
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Vander Roberts & Belk - Sterling Silver and Epns (Catalogue)

C J Vander Ltd. / Roberts & Belk, London
Large tall 4to. in green cloth covered boards, colour plate pasted to front cover with gilt embossed lettering below and to spine (as issued), 107pp illustrated catalogue of reproduction and antique silver and EPNS, undated but the design suggests sometime from mid 1950's to mid-1960's
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (tiny repaired nick to cloth at bottom edge of spine)
1st editionHardcover
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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)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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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)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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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 unread or barely read 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 unread or barely read copy (tiny speck of rub to cover corner tips and thin sliver of shelf rub to cover bottom edges)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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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 (mild cover creasing, corners rubbed, otherwise a clean and tight copy)
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 unread or barely read copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Essential William Morris

Parragon, Bath
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed laminated boards, 256pp, finely illustrated in colour throughout
NEW unread copy in NEW unclipped Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Crafting the Future - Crafts Council Annual Report 2001 - 2002

Crafts Council, London
Quarto size (4to) in silver embossed black stiff card covers, 52pp, colour illustrations, etc
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Fountain Pens Vintage and Modern (Signed Limited Edition)

Classic Pens, Epping
Quarto size (4to) in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 244pp, numerous illustrations in text, index etc. No 57 of 1000 copies, this being a signed presentation copy from the author
AS NEW in an AS NEW unclipped Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Historische Aktien USA / Historic Stock Certificates USA, - Spiegelbilder der Wirtschaft - Band I / Mirrors of the Economy - Volume 1

Hermann Schmidt, Mainz
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in red cloth backed boards with printed paper labels to spine and front cover (as issued), 295pp, numerous colour illustrations, dual text in English and German
An almost AS NEW unread copy (faint shelf-rub to cover bottom edges, slight bump to bottom cover corner tips)
1st editionHardcover
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Durham Bookbinders and Booksellers 1660 - 1760

Oxford Bibliographical Society, Oxford
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers, 61pp, plates etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread or barely read copy
1st editionSoftcover
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These Three

Morley & Mitchell Kennerley, London
Octavo size (8vo) in rust red cloth over bevel edged boards, top edge gilt, gilt lettered black leather spine label (as issued), frontispiece with tissue guard, 91pp. One of only 400 copies for sale in Britain
A FINE+ unread or barely read copy (spine very slightly sunned and page-block edges faintly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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The Art and Craft of Handmade Paper

Studio Vista, London
Quarto size (4to) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 112pp, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint signs of pencil price erasure to fly-leaf, thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine) in a spine sunned but otherwise FINE unclipped Dust Jacket (barely noticeable short closed tear to end of front flap fold, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Embroidery in Religion and Ceremonial

Batsford, London
Reprint. Heavy Quarto size (4to) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 288pp, plates in colour and b/w, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved almost AS NEW barely read copy in a very faintly edge-rubbed but otherwise AS NEW unclipped Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
HardcoverDustjacket
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Thimbles Make You Happy - Small and Pretty Treasures for Needlework

Yoshio Kanno, Japan
Quarto size (4to) in stiff grey plastic coated card covers, white lettering to spine and front cover. 88pp, Text in English and (mainly) Japanese with full page colour plates illustrating many hundreds of antique and collectible thimbles divided into a number of themed sections including Wedgwood, thimbles reflecting women's history, glass thimbles, Franklin Mint, advertising thimbles etc
An AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW unclipped Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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£34.50
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