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Sonnets

Michael Joseph, London.
1st printing. 8vo in boards, silver lettering to spine, 63pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (top corner tip of half title leaf clipped, pages very faintly tanned) in an almost AS NEW un-clipped Dust Jacket (very faintly tanned, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Nic Fiddian Green - Christ (Sladmore Contemporary, London

Sladmore Contemporary, London
Very large 4to in thick boards, 62pp on stiff art paper, mainly colour plates
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Alexis Smith (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York November 22 1991 - February 29 1992 and Touring)

Whitney Museum of American Art / Rizzoli, New York
Thick, heavy 4to. in red cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 243pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (rear cover faintly dusty, hint of sunning to spine)
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Dogancay

Hudson Hills Press, New York
Thick, very heavy 4to in blind embossed black cloth, white lettering to spine, 249pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly edge-creased but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
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Writing Under Tyranny - English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Heavy, large 8vo. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 556pp, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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An Exhibition of Master Drawings (Colnaghi: New York 5 - 22 May / Paris 9 - 19 June / London 30 June - 9 July 1993)

Colnaghi, New York
Large 4to. in heavy boards, unpaginated, approx. 130pp, 57 works each with colour and b/w plates, etc.
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RARRK - London (Bargehouse South Bank, London September 20 - October 7 2007)

Josh Lilley Fine Art, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 79pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Contemporary Aboriginal art
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The China Trade 1600 - 1860 (Royal Pavilion Art Gallery 1986)

Royal Pavilion Art Gallery & Museums, Brighton
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 158pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to page-block edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Greek Tragedy Into Film

Croom Helm, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 199pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Where Nobody Sees (SIGNED COPY)

Gollancz, London
8vo in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 176pp. Long inscription on the front blank fly-leaf by the author, signed by him (as Jim) and dated May 1987
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Music and Medicine - Vol / Volume 3 - Chopin Smetana Tchaikovsky Mahler - Notes on Their Lives Works and Medical Histories

Medi-ed Press, Bloomington
Heavy 8vo. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and decoration to front cover, 400pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
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The Dome - A Quarterly Containing Examples of All the Arts - Number Three / No. 3

Unicorn Press, London
Octavo size (8vo) in grey paper covered boards, 93pp plus ads at rear
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (faint edge tanning to covers, page-block edges tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Thinking Against the Current - Literature and Political Resistance (SIGNED COPY)

Sussex Academic Press, Brighton
Large 8vo in colour printed glossy boards, 269pp, index. Inscribed and signed by author (as Sybil) on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy
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Frigate Commander (SIGNED COPY)

Pen & Sword Maritime, Barnsley
1st printing. Large 8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 283pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in the Government Art Collection

Public Catalogue Foundation, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in light grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 363pp on glossy art paper, illustrated in colour throughout
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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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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Tibetan Tulkus - Images of Continuity - Photographs by Martine Franck

Anna Maria Rossi / Fabio Rossi, London
Large 4to. in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on thick art paper with 38 finely printed b/w photos
A well preserved clean and tight copy (top corner tip of front cover clipped, short score line to front cover, otherwise as new)
1st editionSoftcover
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John Hoyland (Royal Academy of Arts, London 30 September - 31 October 1999)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 75pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Modern Practice of Coal Mining - (Part 2) - Explosives and Blasting and Transmission of Power

Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, London
8vo in rust red cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, pp numbered 103 to 273 (as issued), numerous engravings, diagrams and tables in text, etc. There were 4 volumes in the series, published over a 4 or 5 year period, each a stand-alone volume on different aspects of mining (the others being 1 Geology and Boring; 3 Sinking and Fitting Shafts: 4 Drills and Drilling and coal-cutting Machinery)
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (university college nottingham prize label to front paste-down end-paper - dated 1927, booksellers stamp to title-page, front cover dusty, spine a little sunned)
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Travels in San Francisco

Arcade Publishing / Little, Brown, New York
8vo in two-toneboards, gilt lettering to spine, 196pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges faintly dusty) in an AS NEW un-clipped Dust Jacket
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Anna Best - Occasional Sights - A London guidebook of missed opportunities and things that aren't always there

Photographers' Gallery, London
Small 8vo. in stiff glossy card covers, 217pp, colour photos, etc.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (very slight and gentle crease or curl to top corner tip of rear cover and last few leaves from poor handling)
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[ The Arte of English Poesie [June?] 1589

Published by the Editor, Southgate London N & 87 St Augustine Road, Camden Square, N W
8vo in decoratively blind embossed green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, red printed page-block edges, 320pp.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (name on front blank paste-down end-papers, spine ends slightly shelf rubbed, a few lines in the introduction only have been neatly underlined in a faint red pencil - cleanly erased when tested)
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Keith Skeel - the Private Collection - Loudham Hall, Suffolk 1st, 2nd, 3rd June 2007 (Lyon & Turnbull Auction Catalogue)

Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh
Heavy Extra Large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 260pp, 2242 lots many illustrated in colour.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (tiny speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Benedetto Cacciatori 1794 - 1871

Silvana, Milano
Thick, very heavy 4to in grey boards, white lettering to spine and front cover, 271pp, plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. Text in Italian
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Myself in the Water - the Western Photographs of John K Hillers

Smithsonian Institution Press,, Washington D C & London
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in cream linen covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 166pp on stiff art paper, plates etc.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (top corner tip of front blank fly-leaf clipped) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (mild vertical crease to front inner flap)
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Let There Be Neon

Academy Editions, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 160pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to page-block edges)
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Luciano Castelli - Revolving Paintings

Benteli, Berne
Extra Large 4to. in black cloth covered boards to a design by Castelli, 116pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (tiny crease to bottom corner tip of front cover from bumping, pages very slightly tanned)
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Rediscovering Pompeii (Touring exhibition New York, Houston, London & Rome 12 Jul 1990 - 21 June 1992)

L'erma Di Bretschneider, Rome
Extra Large, thick and heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 287pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to page-block edges)
Softcover
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Christo and Jeanne-Claude - Projects - Works From the Lilja Collection

Azimuth Editions, London
1st English Edition - previously published in Norwegian Large heavy 4to. in grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 191pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Mark Wallinger - British Pavilion the 49th Venice Biennale 2001

British Council, London
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, 26pp colour photos (including the silver embossed Tardis) on stiff glossy card plus32pp text on thin paper.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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