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Democracy on Trial - Reflections on Arab and African Politics (SIGNED COPY and with TLS from Andre Deutsch)

Andre Deutsch, London
Specially bound edition in full thin blue leather, gilt lettering to spine, brown and gilt marbled end-papers, 318pp, plates, index. Inscribed and signed by Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub on the title-page, PLUS loosely inserted brief typed and signed letter from the publisher Andre Deutsch - both addressed to a member of the board of Reuters, who acted as agents for Mahgoub. Also loosely inserted is a single sided typed sheet (from the minutes of a Reuters board meeting) detailing their handling of this book, fees and advances paid etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight shelf rub to spine ends and cover corner tips)
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The Edwardian Era (Barbican Art Gallery, London 12 November 1987 - 7 February 1988)

Barbican Art Gallery / Phaidon, London
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 176pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute crease to top corner tip of front cover, hint of tanning to leaves)
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Angel in the Studio - Women in the Arts and Crafts Movement 1870 - 1914

Astragal Books, London
Large 4to. in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 232pp, plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (pages slightly tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (inner flaps slightly tanned, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Science in Art - Works in the National Gallery that illustrate the history of science and technology

British Society for the History of Science, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 110pp on stiff glossy art paper, plates, bibliography, indexes, etc. PLUS loosely inserted 'List of Locations, by artist' (as issued) and publishers review request letter
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
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The Sublime and the Beautiful - Irish Art 1700 - 1830

Pyms Gallery, London
Landscape 4to in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 191pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Douglas Cooper and the Masters of Cubism

Tate Gallery, London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers with integral colour printed paper wrapper, 231pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight unmarked copy in a very faintly edge-rubbed almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Forgotten Collector - Augustus Wollaston Franks of the British Museum (Walter Neurath Memorial Lecture 1984) Slipcased Edition

Thames & Hudson, London
8vo in brown cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 63pp, illustrations in text, etc with matching brown cloth covered slipcase
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Photography - Essays and Images - Illustrated Readings in the History of Photography

Secker and Warburg, London
Large heavy 4to. in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 327pp, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE+ unmarked and unread very clean and tight copy (slight tanning to covers)
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Swimming with Dali and other encounters with artists

Unicorn Publishing, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 160pp, illustrations in text. Includes 6pp section on F N Souza
NEW copy
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Orientalism in Art

Abbeville Press, New York, London
Very large and very heavy 4to in sky blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 296pp on thick art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Southwold - An Earthly Paradise

Antique Collectors Club, Woodbridge
1st printing. Large, very heavy 4to in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 263pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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The Age of Illusion - Art and Politics in France 1918 - 1940

Rizzoli, New York
Quarto size (4to) in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 160pp, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Spheres of Action - Art and Politics

Tate Publishing, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in textured stiff card covers, 159pp, plates, index
NEW unread copy
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Drawing Support 2 - Murals of War and Peace

Beyond the Pale Publications, Belfast
Square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 60pp, colour plates, etc. On Northern Ireland's political wall murals
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
Softcover
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One Dinner A Week and Travels in the East - reprinted from - All the Year Round - Conducted by Charles Dickens

Peter Marcan Publications, High Wycombe
Small 8vo. in illustrated stiff glossy card covers. 141pp, complete Facsimile of 1884 first edition
NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to covers)
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Icons and Images of the Sixties

E P Dutton, New York
1st printing. 8vo in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 347pp, numerous illustrations in text, index. Publishers review request slip loosely inserted
Spine moderately sunned else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Drawing Today - Draughtsmen in the Eighties

Phaidon, Oxford & New York
Extra Large 4to. in blue faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 128pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Swimming with Dali and other encounters with artists (SIGNED COPY)

Unicorn Publishing, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 160pp, illustrations in text. Includes 6pp section on F N Souza. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy
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The History of Fiction - Being A Critical Account of the Most Celebrated Prose Works of Fiction - From the Earliest Greek Romances to the Novels of the Present Age

Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London
First printing of the first single volume edition (complete and unexpurgated). Extra large 8vo in green cloth, paper label to spine, 441pp. Interestingly, this copy has the printed name label of Ernest H Shackleton above the (earlier) private armorial bookplate of Joseph Needham (Prof Anatomy University of Aberdeen)
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (mild wear to spine ends, paper spine label a little chipped and rubbed, some mild foxing or tanning to leaves)
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Women At War - Holding the Line (Women War Artists 1939-45 - Images of Women in Wartime) 7th Annual Exhibition Sim Fine Art 2016

Sim Fine Art, Chiselhurst
Landscape 4to in illustrated stiff card covers, 64pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
Almost AS NEW (minute crease to top corner tip of front cover)
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More Than A Bookshop - Zwemmer's and Art in the Twentieth Century (with ALS from Ann Zwemmer)

Philip Wilson Publishers, London
Heavy 4to. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 325pp, colour plates, index, full list of publications 1925 - 1989, exhibitions etc. PLUS loosely inserted handwritten letter from Ann Zwemmer (who commissioned this book) relating to the books writing and research by Halliday.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Prints From Blocks - Gauguin to Now

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 88pp, plates etc.
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Arta Si Civilizatie In Timpul Lui Stefan Cel Mare / Art and Civilization Under Stephen the Great

Ministerul Culturii Si Cultelor, Bucharest
Large, very heavy 4to in colour printed thick boards, 127pp text in Roumanian, French and English plus 127pp colour plates at rear providing a copious survey of the arts and architecture of the period
AS NEW in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Liberty's - A Biography of A Shop

Unwin Hyman, London
8vo in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 160pp, illustrations in text, plates in colour and b/w, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Byzantine Lady -Ten Portraits 1250 - 1500

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 143pp, bibliography, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy still close to new in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Malvina Hoffman - Sculpture Inside Out

Bonanza Books, New York
4to in red cloth backed boards, black lettering to spine and front cover, 330pp, numerous illustrations in text, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned) in a spine sunned and lightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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The Radical Arts - First Decade of An Elizabethan Renaissance

Sir Thomas Browne Institute, Leiden / Oxford University Press, London
8vo in rust red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 146pp, plates, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight foxing or tanning to page-block edges) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Ten Studies in Anglo- Dutch Relations

Sir Thomas Browne Institute, Leiden / Oxford University Press, London
8vo in rust red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 271pp, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a faintly tanned and very slightly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement

Thames and Hudson, London
Heavy 4to. in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 256pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The History of Chivalry and Armor - with Descriptions of the Feudal System the Practices of Knighthood the Tournament and Trials by Single Combat (armour)

Portland House, New York
Large landscape 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 114pp text plus 60 single sided full page plates (some double leaf foldouts)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (small red remainder dot on bottom edge of page block) in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (slightly rubbed at flap fold corner tips, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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