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Innenraume / Interior Spaces

Ernst & Sohn Berlin
Large heavy 4to. in grey boards, black lettering to spine and front cover, 303pp, plates numerous illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Dr Williams's Library London - Catalogue of Accessions 1900 - 1950 Vol / Volume 2 1951 - 1960 - Vol 3 1961 - 1970 and Vol 4 1971 - 1980 (4 Volumes Complete, no others published)

Dr Williams Trust, London
All 4 volumes are 1st editions in matching dark green cloth, gilt lettering and rule to spines. Approx 1,600pp in all
Aside from some very faint page tanning all are AS NEW un- or barely-read copies. An excellent set
1st editionHardcover
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Chopin W Kraju - Dokumenty I Pamiatki

Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, Krakow
Very heavy Elephant Folio size in steel grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover. 296pp. Mainly captioned plates, facsimiles etc documenting the life, correspondence and music of Chopin. Index etc at rear. Text in Polish
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (small and very mild crease to cover corner tips, pages slightly tanned) in a moderately edge-chipped VERY GOOD- Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Transmission Interrupted (Modern Art Oxford April 18 - June 21 2009)

Modern Art Oxford
Elephant Folio size in silver embossed black boards, variously paginated, approx. 80pp on various sizes and types of paper including broadsheet newsprint, illustrations in colour and b/w, etc
Faint bump to bottom edge of spine else a NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Gospel of Germs - Men, Women, and the Microbe in American Life

Harvard University Press
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). 351pp, plates, notes, index
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcover
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O My Dove, That Art in the Clefts of the Rock - The Dove - Allegory in Antiquity

Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
Quarto size (4to) in embossed glossy card covers. Exhibition catalogue for show held at the Postal and Philatelic Museum. 127pp + 133pp approx. English and Hebrew text, plates in colour and b/w etc
An AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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BADA / British Architectural Design Awards 1985

McMillan Martin, Macclesfield
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card covers. 344pp, plates in colour and b/w etc
VERY GOOD+, a very clean and tight copy (slight bump to bottom edge of spine, mild curl to top edge of front cover and flat crease to top corner tip of rear cover, last three leaves of adverts at rear creased at bottom corners)
1st editionSoftcover
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Renzo Grazzini - e l'assillo del reale - Mostra Antologica 1930 - 1989

Polistampa, Firenze
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 178pp, colour plates, etc
An almost AS NEW unread copy (slight bump to bottom edge of spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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Arthur Tress - Theatre of the Mind

Morgan and Morgan, Dobbs Ferry
Square Quarto size (4to) in card covers. Mainly plates
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (small flat crease to bottom corner tip of rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Invisible Playmate and W. V. Her Book

Isbister, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in maroon cloth, gilt titles to cover and spine, top edge gilt
FINE, an exceptionally well preserved, clean, bright and tight unread copy (name on fly-leaf, minute speck of shelf rub to spine and cover corner tips, page-block edges slightly foxed)
1st editionHardcover
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Magnificent Jewels - November 19 2002 Geneva - Phillips Auction Catalogue / 19th Nov

Phillips, Geneva
Large Folio size in colour printed stiff card covers, 144pp, 297 lots, all lavishly illustrated in full colour, and with index of makers
An almost AS NEW barely read copy (slight bump to head of spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Tea Party and other plays

Methuen, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 115pp
Pages faintly tanned else FINE, a well preserved, clean and tight copy in a lightly rubbed VERY GOOD+ price-clipped dust jacket (bottom edge of spine panel slightly creased, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Serious Money - A City Comedy

Methuen, London
Octavo size (8vo) in card covers, 112pp. The very first printing, published for the first performances at the Royal Court Theatre March 1987
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Modern Publicity 1959-1960 - Annual of International Advertising - Number 29

Studio, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 175pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
FINE, an extremely well preserved, very clean and tight copy in a VERY GOOD- Dust Jacket (two inch defection to top edge of rear panel, few very short closed edge-tears, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Werkbericht 1989 / 1994

Published by the Architect, Potsdam
Folio size in glossy stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 250pp, plates, plans etc in colour and b/w
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Principles of Modern Building Volume I (Vol 1) Walls Partitions and Chimneys

HMSO, London
Large heavy octavo size (8vo). 420pp, illus., index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a faintly dusty VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (lightly chipped at head of spine panel and one short closed tear, looks fine in its protector)
HardcoverDustjacket
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On the Way to Work

Faber & Faber, London
Quarto size (4to) in white printed grey boards, 232pp, plates in colour and b/w, line drawings etc. Text of conversations between Hirst and Burn about Hirst
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Toni Grand

Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris / Camden Arts Centre, London by Richard Deacon
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card, folded self wrappers, 59pp, colour plates, etc. Text in French and English
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Christine Watson - Pilgrims - Paintings From Spain, Greece and Portugal 1987 - 1994 (Gallery K, London 2 - 27 October 1994)

Gallery K, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 36pp, large colour plates of the former member of the Xantippe collective's portraits of women at work and on the streets
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Liz Magor - A Concise History (Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC, January 10 - February 11 1979 and Touring)

Art Gallery of Victoria, Victoria BC
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in blind embossed stiff card covers, 8 plates in colour and b/w, etc
Scattered pin-pricks to rear cover (not affecting contents), faint tanning to cover edges else FINE, an otherwise well preserved clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Frederic Remington - The Color of Night (alt. spelling Colour)

National Gallery of Art, Washington
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card, folded self wrappers. 228pp, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
NEW copy
Softcover
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David Austen - Green Electric Morning

Ingelby Gallery, Edinburgh
Small Quarto size (4to). in metallic pink embossed grey-blue linen covered boards, 32pp, mainly plates. Edition of 1, 000 copies
NEW
1st editionHardcover
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The Paintings of Fung Ming Chip (Goedhuis Contemporary, London 8 - 24 November 2000)

Goedhuis Contemporary, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 24pp, colour plates, etc. Private view card loosely inserted
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Alex Colville - Paintings and Drawings / Bilder Und Zeichnungen 1970-1977

Fischer Fine Art, London / Stadtische Kunsthalle, LDusseldorf
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 32pp, plates in colour and b/w (one folding) etc. Text in English and German
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (covers very slightly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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Rene Herbst - Pioneer of Modernism (English Language Edition)

Flammarion, Paris
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in red faux cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover 215pp, plates, chronology etc. Text in English
An AS NEW unread copy in AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (name on front blank fly-leaf)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Vladimir Zakrzewski - Paintings and Drawings

Art Print, Amsterdam
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 44pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English, Dutch and German
Almost AS NEW (slight shelf rub to spine ends)
1st editionSoftcover
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Bill Woodrow - in Awe of the Pawnbroker

Oriel, the Arts Council of Wales Gallery, Cardiff
Octavo size (8vo) in green paper covered boards, colour plates, etc. One of 750 copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Chris Kenny - Part of Me is Floating Above Myself (England Gallery, London 2003)

England and Co (Gallery), London
Slim spiral bound Quarto size (4to) in colour printed card covers
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Henry Moore Collections and Exhibitions - Imaginary Landscapes - Sheep Field Barn (Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park 2003)

Henry Moore Foundation, Much Hadham
Folio size in colour printed glossy card covers. 32pp, colour plates, etc
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Roy Lichtenstein - All About Art

Hayward Gallery, London (And Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Museo Nacional Centro)
1st printing. Large Quarto size (4to). in red and black printed boards. 143pp, colour plates, etc. PLUS large Quarto size (4to) colour illustrated Hayward Gallery Press Folder including 6pp list of works, 6 sheets press info and private view invitation card
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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