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Performing History 2011 Special Issue - (Romanian Pavilion At the 54th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia 2011) IDEA Arts+society #38, Special Issue

Cluj / Idea Arts+society, Romania
Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 106pp, publishers ads at rear, plates in colour and b/w. Text in English throughout. Performance questionnaire loosely inserted
AS NEW
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An Album of Liu Zhongdong's Paintings

China Pictorial Co, Beijing
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, gilt embossed lettering to front cover, 64pp, mainly nicely printed colour plates (mostly Liu Zhongdong's landscapes and some of his later flower paintings), brief texts and captions in English and Mandarin
AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Tony McGee - Boxing Ballerinas

Floridita Productions, London
Large Folio size in photo illustrated boards, unpaginated, approx. 100pp mainly full page photos
Almost AS NEW, a very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine, faint signs of pencil price erasure to top corner of front blank fly-leaf) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Kelly Klein - Under World

Conde Nast, London
Large heavy Folio size in photo illustrated boards, unpaginated, approx. 220pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (small nick to spine from bumping) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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A Jewel for Metroland

London Borough of Harrow, London
Large quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, v + 60pp, folding plan, maps, plans, photos etc. Errata leaf loosely inserted. On the design, planning and construction of North Harrow's Saint Alban Church - constructed 1936 - architect AW Kenyon
A well preserved FINE copy (small ink inscription on top edge of front cover 'St Albans N. Harrow / Arthur Kenyon 1936')
1st editionSoftcover
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Keith Arnatt - XXI Bienal de Sao Paulo 1991

The British Council, London
Large Folio size in colour printed stiff card covers, 5pp text plus 9 full page and very finely printed colour photos. Dual text in English and Portuguese
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Helmut Newton - Portraits

Pantheon Books, New York
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in grey cloth, blind embossed lettering to spine, black lettering to front cover, 247pp, mainly finely printed captioned photos. Published a little later in the UK as 'Portraits: Photgraphs from Europe and America'
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (slight crease to head of spine panel, minute speck of rub to flap fold corner tips, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Elizabethan England Volume XIIa - Being the History of this Country in Relation to All Foreign Princes - Epilogue Concluded 1619 - 1625 & General Index

Printed for the Author At the Sign of the Dove with the Griffin Royal Leamington Spa
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in brown buckram, gilt decoration and lettering to spine and front cover, top edge gilt. Variously paginated, approx 500pp with many tissue guarded plates on thicker paper etc. Only 325 copies were made of each volume
Spine very slightly sunned else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy still close to new
1st editionHardcover
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The Chronicles of London From 44 Hen III to 17 Edw III; Translated From A Ms in the Cottonian Library Volume III Only (Collecteana Adamantea)

Privately Printed by Edmund Goldsmid, Edinburgh
Octavo size (8vo) in plain paper wrappers with printed Japanese vellum over-wrapper, rough cut page-block edge, 63pp. One of 400 copies
Wrapper dusty, tanned, chipped and torn along spine contents FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Lives of Eminent and Illustrious Englishmen - Volume VIII / Vol 8 complete

A Fullarton, Glasgow & Edinburgh
Octavo size (8vo) in dark green silk covered boards, gilt lettering to spine 471pp, index to all volumes at rear, 5 engraved portrait plates at front with tissue guards,(Rt Hon George Canning, Rev. James Hervey, Admiral Lord Hanke, Bishop Jeremy Taylor, Sir Humphrey Davy). This copy also has spare title-pages for volumes 1 to 7 bound in at rear, all are dated 1837. Originally issued in parts at the rate of one or two complete volumes per year from 1833 to 1837
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ copy (thin sliver of slight creasing and rub to spine ends, tiny spot of wear to bottom cover corner tips, covers and page-block edges slightly dusty, some very mild foxing to end leaves)
1st editionHardcover
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Entirely Up to You, Darling (SIGNED COPY)

Hutchinson, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 318pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc. Signed without inscription by Richard Attenborough on the title-page, 'Christmas 2008' neatly inscribed in another hand on top corner tip of front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW clearly unread copy in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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The Bauhaus

Magna Books, London
Elephant Folio size in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 176pp, numerous colour and b/w illustrations in text and full page, index etc
A well preserved FINE copy still very close to new (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Horatio Walker 1858 - 1938 English Edition (Musee Du Quebec September 25 - November 23 1986 and touring)

Musee Du Quebec
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover. 311pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (3 barely noticeable short closed tears, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Show + Tell - Katy Shepherd, Alison Lundy, Gill Houghton (Clove Two, London April 1993)

Clove Two, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 24pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (rear cover very faintly dusty, hint of tanning to page-block edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Perspectives

New Aurthors Limited / Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in black boards, white lettering and silver and blue decoration to spine, 189pp, 2pp publishers ads at rear. The photographic complete Dust Jacket a list of previous titles in the series printed on the verso (as issued). 'Unexpected Lessons in Love' authors' scarce first book
A well preserved FINE copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty, hint of tanning to leaves) in a lightly edge-rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Prick Up Your Ears - the Screenplay

Faber & Faber, London
Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff card covers, 75pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (pages slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Brigida Baltar - Maria Farinha / Ghost Crab

Castro E Silva, Rio De Janeiro
Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp, colour plates, etc. PLUS loosely inserted large folded poster for the film and exhibition of the same name. Dual text in English and Portuguese
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Augustus John - The New Biography (SIGNED COPY)

Chatto & Windus, London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo) in grey faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 715pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc. This copy signed and dated 19 October 1996 by Michael Holroyd on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (edges faintly tanned) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Michel Huisman - Garden Night and Farewell

Rosbeek Books
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in black cloth backed photo illustrated boards, gilt lettering to spine, 157pp, plates in colour and b/w (some folding). Text in Dutch, German and English
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf rub to cover bottom edges)
1st editionHardcover
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Gaudier-Brzeska - Drawings and Sculpture

Cory, Adams and Mackay, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in brown cloth, silver lettering to spine and design to front cover, 30pp text, 84pp monochrome plates, 4 tipped-in colour plates, bibliog etc
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (mild sunning to spine and cover margins
1st editionHardcover
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Synagogues

Vilo International, Paris
Thick, very heavy quarto size (4to) in blue faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 285pp, illustrated in colour throughout, glossary, bibliography, index, maps at rear
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of shelf rub to cover bottom edges) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (small tears to top flap fold corners, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Marks of Africa - Rendered by Fernando Medina- Pentagram Papers 36

Pentagram, London
Octavo size (8vo) in plain black glossy paper wraps with printed stiff card complete Dust Jacket, 32pp
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Max Ernst - Le Neant et Son Double

Alexandre Iolas, Paris
Octavo size (8vo) in illustrated textured stiff card covers, one of 1500 copies on Ventura (stiff art paper), unpaginated, approx. 36pp, plates in colour and b/w, PLUS loose printed semi-opaque leaf (as issued). PLUS gallery compliments card loosely inserted
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (covers faintly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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Sotheby's - The Duerckheim Collection - Auctions in London 29 & 30 June 2011

Sotheby's, London
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, within a glossy colour printed folder, 223pp, 125 lots all illustrated in colour (some folding plates)
NEW copy in New folder
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Oil and Development in the Arab Gulf States - A Selected Annotated Bibliography

Croom Helm, London
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 450pp. Text in English with some Arabic entries
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (slight bump to bottom edge of spine from poor handling) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Lubitel + Love From Waist Level

Lomographic Society International, Japan
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards, 239pp, mainly colour photos
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Jean Dubuffet - Monumental Sculpture from the Hourloupe Cycle (Pace Wildenstein, New York October 10 - November 8 2008)

Pacewildenstein, New York
Large Quarto size (4to). in steel spiral bound thick card covers, 41pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Craigie - The Art of Craigie Aitchison

Canongate, Edinburgh
Very Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 176pp, colour plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of sunning to front cover spine margin, tiny flat crease to bottom corner tip of rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Urban Waterside Regeneration - Problems and Prospects

Ellis Horwood, Chichester
quarto size (4to) in co glossy boards, 422pp, plates etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (name on fly-leaf)
1st editionHardcover
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Stand Fast, the Holy Ghost (SIGNED COPY)

Tom Stacey, London
Octavo size (8vo) in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 167pp, plates. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf and also initialled by him on the title-page below his scored out printed name
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (faintly edge-rubbed, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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