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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)
1st editionSoftcover
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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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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)
Hardcover
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Fantastic Illustration and Design in Britain 1850 - 1930 (Rhode Island School of Design March 29 - May 13 1979 and Touring)

MIT Press, Massachusetts and London
Large heavy 4to. in rust red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 240pp on thick art paper, plates in colour and b/w, numerous illustrations in text,, bibliography etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW (faint shelf-rub to cover bottom edges) in a dusty, slightly edge-nicked and slightly tanned near FINE complete Dust Jacket looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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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)
1st editionSoftcover
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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.
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (covers and page-block edges slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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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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Exporting American Architecture 1870 - 2000

Routledge, London
4to in stiff card covers, 205pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Authorized Press in Vichy and German Occupied France 1940 1944 - A Bibliography

Greenwood, Westport & London
Large 8vo in blue cloth, black boxed silver lettering to spine and front cover, 234pp, index
A well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Pages on Art

Constable, London
1st printing. 8vo in dark steel blue cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, blind embossed lettering and border to front cover, 265pp, portrait frontispiece with tissue guard
An unusually well preserved near FINE very clean and tight barely read copy (spine gilt dulled, page-block edges slightly tanned)
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The Face of Britain - the Nation Through its Portraits

Viking / Penguin, London
1st printing. Thick, very heavy 8vo in colour printed glazed boards with 3/4 height silver embossed dust jacket (as issued), 602pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Impressionism on the Seine (Musee des Impressionnismes, Giverny 1 April - 18 July 2010)

Silvana, Milano / Musee Des Impressionnismes, Giverny
Extra Large 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 143pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in English throughout
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1st editionHardcover
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Out of Actions - Between Performance and the Object 1949 - 1979

Thames & Hudson, New York & London
Thick, very heavy 4to in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 407pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, artist index, bibliography etc
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Blast 1 (One I)

Black Sparrow Books, Santa Rosa
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers, complete 160pp facsimile of the 1914 first edition with new introductory text by Morrow
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (spine slightly sunned, covers slightly dusty)
Softcover
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The Scottish Colourists - 1900 - 1930 - F C B Cadell, J D Fergusson, G L Hunter and S J Peploe

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh / Royal Academy of Arts, London
Heavy Large Quarto size (4to). in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 152pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (slight surface scratch to rear panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Men of the Nineties

Henry Danielson, London
8vo in steel grey paper covered boards, printed paper labels to spine and front cover, 145pp, index.
A well preserved near VERY GOOD clean and tight copy (spine and page-block edges slightly tanned, covers and top edge of page block slightly dusty, tiny and very slight push to cover corner tips, inscription on front blank fly-leaf dated 1930)
1st editionHardcover
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The Friars Minor in Ireland - From their arrival to 1400 (SIGNED COPY)

Franciscan Institute, St Bonaventure University, New York
Large 8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 264pp + 14pp appendices and maps, with extensive bibliography. Errata slip loosely inserted. Inscribed to a fellow historian and signed by the author (as Francis) on the half title leaf
Almost AS NEW (slight bumps to front cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Kafka's Clothes - Ornament and Aestheticism in the Habsburg Fin de Siecle

Clarendon Press, Oxford
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 231pp, plates, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Essai sur les Graveurs de Bois en France au Dix-Huiteme Siecle

G Cres et Cie, Paris
Small Quarto size (4to). in publishers' original printed paper wraps, 192pp, numerous illustrations in text, pages unopened, etc. Plus 4pp erratum leaf loosely inserted (as issued). Text in French
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (mild tanning to edges)
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