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Nan Goldin - Die Andere Seite 1972 - 1992

Scalo, Berlin, Zurich, New York
Large Quarto size (4to). in red faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 143pp, brief text in German, mainly colour photos
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket (slight bump to bottom edge of spine from poor handling)
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Pietro Ruffo - Breve Storia Del Resto Del Mondo / A Short History of the Rest of the World

Silvana, Milano
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 79pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Italian
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Confiseur - Reproduced from an original folio by Diderot and printed as a facsimile (SIGNED COPY)

J G Kennedy & Co / Trebor Sharps, London
Extra Large and tall 4to. in green faux leather covered boards, gilt lettering to front cover, 28pp on stiff paper, includes all 5 full size plates related to confectionary making. Published by the English confectioners J G Kennedy in a limited edition of 750 copies this one numbered 299. Inscribed and signed by the translator (member of the J G Kennedy family and instigator of this book) Catherine Kennedy on front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Edward Hopper 1882 - 1967 Early Impressions (Provincetown Art Association and Museum, May 21 - July 4 / Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, July 30 - September 5 2010))

Thurston Royce Gallery of Fine Art, Allentown
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 57pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (rear cover edges sunned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Rob and Nick Carter - Transforming Still Life Painting (Fine Art Society, London 4 October 2 November 2013)

Fine Art Society / Mpc - Moving Picture Company / Studio 7, London
Landscape 4to in thick colour printed boards, unpaginated, approx. 32pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
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Celestial Dynamics At High Eccentricities Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, Amsterdam
Heavy, large 8vo. in thick glazed boards, 212pp
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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An Exhibition of Chinoiserie - Organized by the Smith College Museum of Art

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts
4to in illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 72pp, plates etc. PLUS printed addenda sheet loosely inserted
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (spine and covers slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Pentagram Book Five

Monacelli Press, New York
Very thick and heavy 4to in blind embossed bright red cloth, black lettering to spine. Photo end-papers, 494pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc 'Fifty case histories in architecture graphic and industrial design from the international consultancy Pentagram'
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Individuality of the Pig - its Breeding, Feeding and Management

John Murray, London
8vo in dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 377pp, tables etc in text, plates, index, 2pp publishers ads at rear.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, pages very slightly tanned). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
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Ye Yongqing - Liu Wei (Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing 25 October - 5 November 1997)

CIFA / Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
4to in stiff card covers, with integral dust jacket, unpaginated, approx. 60pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc Dual text in English and Mandarin
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Alfred Deakin - A Biography (Two Volumes Complete)

Melbourne University Press, Melbourne
1st printing. Two matching volumes, both large 8vo in steel blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 1 - 346pp and 347 to 694pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight barely read set (ex-government reference copy with elegant bookplate on both front paste-down end-papers and neat stamp to verso of title-page - no other markings)
1st editionHardcover
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Gyroscopic Horizons (SIGNED COPY)

Thames & Hudson, London
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 224pp, colour plates, plans etc. This copy inscribed and signed by Neil Denari on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Juliana Sveinsdottir (Listasafn Islands 4 Mars - 2 April 1989)

Listasafn Islands
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 80pp, plates etc. Text in English and Icelandic
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Scottish Photography - A History (SIGNED COPY)

Luath Press, Edinburgh
Square 4to in thick boards, gilt lettering to spine, 188pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
AS NEW in a near FINE Dust Jacket (short closed tear to top edge of front panel, neatly repaired from verso. Looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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We Are the People - Postcards From the Collection of Tom Phillips (National Portrait Gallery, London 2 March - 20 June 2004)

National Portrait Gallery, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 335pp on glossy art paper
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Orientteppiche - Band 1 - Kaukasische Teppiche (Caucasian Carpets)

Battenberg, Munchen
Thick, very heavy 4to. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, map end-papers, 420pp. Text in German, mainly captioned colour photos of Caucasian rugs and carpets
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in a FINE Dust Jacket (2 very short closed edge tears, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Lambeth - the Twentieth Century

Sutton Publishing, Stroud / Lambeth Archives Dept., London Borough of Lambeth Council
4to in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 128pp on thick paper, numerous illustrations, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (barely visible short closed tear to head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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John Cleave - Royal London (SIGNED COPY)

Editions Didier Millet, Singapore
1st printing. Large landscape 4to. in blue faux cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, 96pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by John Cleave (as John) on the title-page
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Istvan Kantor - Media Revolt (WRO Art Center, Wroclaw 2015)

Widok WRO Art Center, Wroclaw
Large 8vo in colour printed flexible stiff card covers, 123pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Pages bound upside-down from covers (as issued). CD in pocket at front. Text in English throughout.
NEW copy, CD as new (slight ripple to printed paper on the front board - clearly a minor production flaw)
1st editionHardcover
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Gautier Deblonde - Artists

Tate Gallery Publishing, London
Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated card self wrappers. 132pp, mainly captioned photos
NEW unread copy
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Like Singing and Dancing - John McLean's Abstract Painting (CAFA Art Museum, Beijing 30 June - 26 August 2016)

Cafa Art Museum, Beijing
Extra Large 4to in colour printed boards, 71pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Mandarin
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Mudra - A Study of Symbolic Gestures in Japanese Sculpture

Routledge & Kegan Paul, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 296pp plus 26pp plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (pages slightly tanned) in a VERY GOOD price-clipped Dust Jacket (few minor closed edge-tears, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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XXe / MNAM / Collections / Une Histoire Materielle

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Thick, very heavy 4to in limp plastic covers, 520pp on glossy art paper plus approx 60pp on stiff paper (introductory text at front and photo captions index at rear), mainly finely printed colour photos of documents and artworks from the collections. Dual text in French and English (latter supplied on the verso of a large folding colour printed poster which is loosely inserted)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Piotr Uklanski - Paintings (Dallas Contemporary - September 21 - December 21 2014)

Mousse Publishing
Large heavy 4to. in thick boards, 110pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc.
NEW copy (some very slight bumping to cover corner tips from poor handling)
1st editionHardcover
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A History of Book Illustration - the Illuminated Manuscript and the Printed Book

Faber & Faber, London
Revised and update, 1st printing thus. Thick, very heavy 4to in red linen covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 459pp, tipped-in colour plates, b/w plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight tanning to end-papers) in a FINE publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers new price to inner flap. An excellent copy
HardcoverDustjacket
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Munch - by Himself (Royal Academy of Arts, London 1 October - 11 December 2005 and Touring)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Large Square Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 206pp, colour plates, index etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Keith Grant - Metamorphosis

Chris Beetles Gallery, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 109pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Dada and Surrealism Reviewed

Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in plain white stiff card covers with illustrated wrapper, 475pp on stiff art paper plus 32pp colour plates, at rear, illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Federico Barocci - Renaissance Master of Color and Line / Colour

Saint Louis Art Museum / Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Thick, heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 360pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
This is a new and barely read copy but lacks the colour frontispiece and front fly-leaf which were removed by the previous owner who wanted to keep an inscription. In all other respects it is an excellent and complete copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Edvard Munch - the Modern Eye (Tate Modern, London 28 June - 14 October 2012 and touring)

Tate Publishing, London
Thick, large and heavy 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 319pp, colour plates, index etc
An almost AS NEW copy (tiny spot of shelf rub to bottom cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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