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Here I Stand - Perspective From Another Point of View

Colombia University Press, New York
Small Quarto size (4to). 195pp, Illustrations in text, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Craft of Art - Originality and Industry in the Italian Renaissance and Baroque Workshop

University of Georgia Press
Octavo size (8vo). 243pp, approx 150 b/w illustrations in text, index etc
AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (top edge of page block very faintly dusty)
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Bank of England - Issued by the Court of Directors on the Occasion of the Festival of Britain 1951

Governor and Company of the Bank of England, London
Quarto size (4to) booklet in thin card wraps with silk tie. 12pp plus plates in colour and b/w
Wrappers lightly edge-chipped and rubbed, a little foxed, and dusty in the margins. Closed tears to spine fold internally very clean and tight copy and overall a VERY GOOD copy
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The Book of Flying (in the scarce Dust Jacket)

Evans Brothers, London
Quarto size (4to) in blue cloth, gilt lettering. 239pp, colour plates, illustrated in text, index etc. With the very scarce pictorial dust-wrapper
Top edge of page block slightly dusty else almost FINE, an unusually well preserved, very clean and tight copy in an edge-creased but very clean VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (small chips to flap fold corners and spine ends and a few short closed edge-tears, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Jugg (SIGNED COPY)

Scolar Press, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in orange faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 111pp. Inscribed 'Best wishes' and signed by Dunbar and by James Dunbar who has signed himself as Jugg by name and also with a large ink drawing of the eponymous Jugg
Top cover corner tips mildly bumped else FINE in FINE complete Dust Jacket still very close to new
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Inheritance and Transformation - The Irish Museum of Modern Art (May 25 - September 29, 1991)

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Large Quarto size (4to). in grey cloth, black lettering to spine, 103pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. to accompany a series of inaugural exhibitions at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, with surveys of the Gordon Lambert, Klaus Lafrenz and O'Malley collections
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4 Dada Suicides - Selected Texts of Arthur Cravan, Jacques Rigaut, Julien Torma and Jacques Vache (Atlas Anti-Classic 2 / Special boxed edition 2005)

Atlas Press, London
Small square Quarto size (4to) in printed paper wraps 239pp, plates, facsimiles etc in text etc, in illustrated card box. One of 1, 000 copies printed
NEW unread copy in NEW box
1st editionSoftcover
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Csontvary

Corvina Press, Budapest
Folio size in red embossed linen covered boards, frontispiece, 115pp text with illustrations in text, plus 24 full page colour plates, plus 84 b/w plates at rear, bibliography, Text in English throughout. This is the first and best edition, later editions were greatly abridged
Top edges slightly tanned else FINE in FINE complete Dust Jacket but with a small chip to head of spine panel, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Tony Feher (Pace Wildenstein, New York March 21 - April 26 2008)

PaceWildenstein, New York
Large tall Quarto size (4to). in thick colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 58pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Youth in Revolt

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
Octavo size (8vo) in brown buckram, gilt lettering to spine, 294pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages very slightly tanned, faint'ish signs of off-setting from the (now lacking) dust jacket to rear cover
1st editionHardcover
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Chihuly - Atlantis

Portland Press, Seattle
Elephant folio size in blind and white embossed blue cloth, white lettering to spine, tipped on colour plate to front cover. Unpaginated, approx. 100pp mainly full page colour plates
An AS NEW copy (elegant private bookplate on fly-leaf)
1st editionHardcover
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The Andy Warhol Diaries

Warner Books, New York
Thick, heavy Square Quarto size (4to) in black cloth backed boards, silver lettering to spine, 807pp, plates etc
Faint sunning to top edge of front cover, slight off-setting of wrapper to end-papers else FINE, an extremely well preserved and very clean and tight copy in a slightly edge-nicked VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket with a short surface scuff to spine panel (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Mother Millett (SIGNED COPY)

Verso, London
Small Octavo size (8vo). in red faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 308pp. Inscribed to a friend and signed in full by Millet on front blank fly-leaf
AS NEW unread copy in AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Animal Regalia (SIGNED COPY)

Commonwealth Institute, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 64pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography etc. Inscribed (Mary Stapleton who instigated the exhibition) and signed by the author (as Moira) on the title-page. Published to accompany the exhibition 'Cavalcade of Animal Regalia' at the Commonwealth Institute, London March - April 1985 of horse, cattle, and elephant regalia
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, hint of tanning to leaves)
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Chang Kai-Yuan's Paintings

Published by the Artist, Tapei
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 2pp text, 62pp colour plates of paintings and calligraphy
Inscription on rear fly-leaf. Top edge of page block slightly foxed else FINE, an otherwise extremely well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Responding to Rome - British Artists in Rome 1995 - 2005

British School At Rome / British Academy, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 95pp, colour plates, etc
AS NEW un-read copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Shoes and Famous Feet - From the Autobiography of Salvatore / Ferragamo Scarpe e Piedi Famosi - Dall' Autobiografia di Salvatore Ferragamo

Museo Salvator Ferragamo / Leonardo Arte, Milano
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 175pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Text in English and Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Simon Patterson

Locus+, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in blue cloth, 191pp, mainly colour plates, large folding 'tube map' at rear. First comprehensive study of Patterson's work
An AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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'MTM' Quality Television

British Film Institute (BFI), London
Thick Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine, 308pp, plates etc. Detailed history of the Mary Tyler Moore TV company and its productions (Hill Street Blues, Phyllis and Rhoda, Lou Grant etc)
An almost AS NEW copy (Tslight crease to bottom edge of spine, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (very slightly corner rubbed, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Kurt Schwitters 1887 - 1948 (Lord's Gallery, London October - November 1958)

Lord's Gallery, London
Small landscape Quarto size (4to) in die-cut colour printed stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 40pp including plates, and half height yellow interleave
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (covers faintly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Architecture in Malta - II Evolution of A Culture

SACES, Malta
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 76pp on stiff art paper, numerous illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight bump to bottom edge of page block)
1st editionSoftcover
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Epigenetic Scene Emerging Architects in Japan (RIBA Gallery One March 25 - April 16 1996)

(RIBA) Royal Institute of British Architects, London
Small square folded card case with 2 single leaf introductory sheets plus 7 folded 6pp sheets - one each for the 7 featured japanese architectects
One intro card slightly nicked at fore-edge else all AS NEW in an slightly dusty but otherwise FINE case
1st editionSoftcover
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Design and Popular Entertainment

Manchester University Press, Manchester
octavo size (8vo) in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 210pp, illustrations in text, index etc
An AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faintly creased at top corner tips)
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Marta Sammartini - Sculture (Sculpture)

Elzeviro, Treviso
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 191pp, plates and illustrations in text etc. Text in English and Italian
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Anthony Caro - Sculpture Through Five Decades 1955-1994 - An Exhibition to Celebrate the Artist's Seventieth Birthday (Annely Juda Fine Art, London 8 March 7 May 1994)

Annely Juda Fine Art, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 110pp, colour plates, etc
An almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, very slight soil to rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Megalithic Art of the Maltese Islands

Dolphin Press, Poole
1st Revised & Enlarged Edition. Large Octavo size (8vo) in plain white stiff card covers with colour printed wrapper, 128pp, numerous illustrations in text, index etc. This copy is inscribed and signed by the Maltese architect, poet and artist Richard England on the front fly-leaf
Page-block edges slightly tanned else a FINE copy in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (very small slightly scuffed tear to top edge of front panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Lovers of Africa (SIGNED COPY)

Victor Gollancz, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 204pp. Inscribed and signed by Turner (as Vickery) on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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7 Novos Escultores Homenagem A Joao Cutileiro

Centro de Arte Moderna / Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa / Marco
Large Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 36pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Peter Spens - Changing Formations (SIGNED COPY)

Gallery 27, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 35pp, full page colour plates (including 17 of his London paintings), etc. Presentation copy to a friend of the artist, inscribed and signed by Spens (as Peter) on the blank verso of front cover
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The Bewitched

Heinemann, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 148pp. Publishers review request slip loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute speck of rub to bottom flap fold corner tips and spine panel ends, looks very fine in its removable transparent protector)
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