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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
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Mike Dye - Aspects of Kent

University of Kent, Kent
Large landscape 4to. in thick colour printed boards, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly very finely printed, single sided photos in colour and b/w
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The Knight of the Wyvern - and Other Poems

P Elliott, London
Small 8vo. in gilt embossed blue cloth, 100pp, 4pp publishers ads at rear.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned)
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Rock War (SIGNED COPY)

Hodder Children's Books, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in silver embossed red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 374pp, 6pp publishers ads at rear. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
AS NEW in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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From Television to Home Computer - the Future of Consumer Electronics

Blandford Press, Poole
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 323pp, numerous illustrations in text, glossary, index. Besides video and music contains a fair amount of detail on early personal computers and computer / console games (Apple, Atari, Commodore etc)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of dustiness to page-block edges) in a lightly edge-worn but otherwise VERY GOOD un-clipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Labyrinths - Robert Morris - Minimalism and the 1960s

Harper and Row, New York
1st printing. 4to in black faux cloth, blue silvered lettering to spine. 175pp, illustrations in text, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, page-block edges slightly tanned) in a FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (top edges faintly tanned, hint of creasing to edges, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Julian Schnabel - Christ's Last Day Atto II (Robilant + Voena, London 23 April - 22 May 2008)

Robilant + Voena, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed thick boards, unpaginated, approx. 36pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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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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Urgent Images - the Graphic Language of the Fax

Booth-clibborn Editions, London
1st printing. 4to in blind embossed black cloth, 175pp on thick art paper
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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Dan Perjovschi in Geneva - A Book with An Attitude

Attitudes, Geneve
Small 8vo. in grey boards, black lettering to spine and front cover, unpaginated, approx. 160pp on stiff art paper. One of only 500 copies made
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1st editionHardcover
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Masterpieces of Ivory From the Walters Art Gallery

Hudson Hills Press, New York / Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore
Large thick and heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 338pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Designing Modernity - the Arts of Reform and Persuasion 1885 - 1945 -Selections from the Wolfsonian

Thames & Hudson, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 352pp on stiff art paper colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide 31 October - 26 January 2004 and Touring)

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 255pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliography, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (tiny slight bumps to cover corner tips)
1st editionHardcover
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David Martin RSW RGI - Themes and Variations - Recent Paintings (John Martin, London 3 - 28 October 2000)

John Martin, London
Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 60pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Private view invitation card loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (mild slight bump to head of spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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In Viriconium (SIGNED COPY)

Victor Gollancz, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 126pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almot AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Golden Hours - the Paintings of Arthur J Elsley 1860 - 1952 (SIGNED COPY)

Richard Dennis, Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset
Extra Large 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 136pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Terry Parker on the title-page. The first significant monograph on Elsley
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an almost AS NEW un-clipped Dust Jacket (small repaired tear to top edge of rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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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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Four Purbeck Arcadias - Swanage, Tyneham, Lulworth, Arne (New Arcadian Journal No5 45 / 46 1998)

New Arcadian Press, Leeds
8vo in stiff card covers, 114pp. No 235 of 300 copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Naumachia Naval Warfare, Peasholm Park, Scarborough (New Arcadian Journal No 39 / 40 1995)

New Arcadian Press, Leeds
8vo in stiff card covers, 102pp. No 47of 300 copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Georgian Landscape of Wentworth Castle (New Arcadian Journal No 57 / 58 2004 - 05)

New Arcadian Press, Leeds
8vo in stiff card covers, 170pp. No 63 of 300 copies.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
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The Georgian Landscape of Wentworth Castle (New Arcadian Journal No 63 / 64 2008)

New Arcadian Press, Leeds
8vo in stiff card covers, 174pp. No 84 of 300 copies. A reprint, with some additions, to the 2004 issue, done after the 1st phase of restoration to the castle and its gardens.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
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He Sen Paintings

Damiani, Bologna
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 159pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Published on the occasion of the Exhibition 'He Sen - Scenari Illusori' (Primo Marella Gallery, Milan 8 April - 28 May 2010). Dual text in English and Italian
NEW unread copy
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Alec Finlay - Taigh - A Wilding Garden - National Memorial for Organ and Tissue Donors, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Morning Star & Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 112pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
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Woodland Gleanings- Being An Account of British Forest Trees Indigenous and Introduced

Adam Scott, London
2nd Edition revised and enlarged. 8vo in the publishers' original blind and gilt embossed brown cloth, 287pp plus 8pp publishers ads at rear. Steel engraved title-page plus 64 other steel engravings in text
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (small chip to cloth at head of spine, sliver of wear to bottom edge of spine, neatly repaired tear to front edge of spine, an otherwise remarkably well preserved copy)
Hardcover
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The Tears of the Heliades

G P Putnam's Sons, New York
(2nd Edition revised and with new intro). 8vo in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, xxii + 110pp, colour frontispiece, 3pp plates
A well preserved VERY GOOD clean and tight copy (slight nicking and shelf rub to spine ends, 1 leaf roughly opened, tiny inscription - dated 1906 - to half title leaf)
1st editionHardcover
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William Lawes - Select Consort (Music - Musica Britannica - A National Collection of Music Xxi)

Royal Music Association / Stainer and Bell, London
Large Folio in stiff card covers, xxvpp + 139pp on thick stiff paper
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (covers and page-block edges very slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Laurent Pernot - Ruee Vers La Perdition (Palais De Tokyo, Paris 1 - 31 Decembre 2011)

Sam Art Projects
Large 8vo in stiff card covers, 79pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English
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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
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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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