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Aelbert Cuyp (National Gallery, London 13 February - 12 may 2002 and touring)

National Gallery of Art, Washington / National Gallery, London / Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Large heavy landscape 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 320pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Ai Weiwei (Royal Academy of Arts, London 19 September - 13 December 2015)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
1st printing. Extra Large and heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 240pp, colour plates, index etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Jugendstil (Paleis Voor Schone Kunsten, Brussel 1 Oktober 27 November 1977) (Art Nouveau)

Paleis Voor Schone Kunsten, Brussel1
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 317pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Dutch / Flemish text
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (spine sunned, few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Life of Thomas More (SIGNED COPY)

Chatto & Windus, London
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 434pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Roberto Rizzo - Painting the Present (Barbara Behan, London 2005 / Grossetti Annunciata, Milan 2006)

Barbara Behan Contemporary Art, London / Grossetti Annunciata Arte Contemporanea, Milan
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 46pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Italian
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Michael Sandle - Sculpture Drawings 1957 - 88 (Whitechapel Art Gallery, London 13 May - 26 June 1988 / W?rttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart 15 February - 2 April 1989)

Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 151pp on thick art paper, plates etc. Dual text in English and German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Edward Burra (Hayward Gallery London 1 August - 29 September 1985)

Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 160pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Scultura - Tomasso Brothers Fine Art (Williams Moretti Irving Gallery, New York 15 October - 1 November 2008)

Tomasso Brothers Fine Art / Paul Holberton Publishing, London
Large heavy 4to. in grey cloth, white lettering to spine, 150pp on thick art paper, 44 sculptures each with detailed notes and illustrated in colour
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Eva Rothschild (Kunsthalle Zurich 24 January - 21 March 2004)

Jrp Ringier, Zurich
Large 4to. in colour printed glazed boards, 64pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Heinz Butz (Galerie Haas, Zurich Juni 2017 / Galerie Haas, Berlin September 2017)

Galerie Haas, Zurich
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 88pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German. Private view invitation card and price list both loosely inserted
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Michael Andrews (Hayward, London 31 October 1980 - 11 January 1981 / Fruit Market, Edinburgh 24 January - 21 February / Whitworth, Manchester 6 March - 20 April 1981)

Arts Council of Great Britain, London
4to in colour printed glossy card covers. 94pp, colour plates, etc
Covers slightly tanned else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy still close to new
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Touch Wood - A Journey Amoung Trees - Photographs taken and text chosen by Herbert Whone (SIGNED COPY)

Smith Settle, Otley
Large heavy 4to. in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 243pp on thick art paper, b/w photos etc. Inscribed and signed by Herbert Whone on the half title leaf
VERY GOOD+ (6 diagonal crease to top corner of front cover (lays flat), slight shelf rub to cover corner tips, otherwise still close to new)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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The Virginians - A Tale of the Last Century

Smith, Elder & Co, London
2 volumes, complete. Bound in uniform decoratively blind and gilt embossed green cloth, bevel edges, 457pp and 451pp. Each with engraved frontispiece and title-page, plus plain printed title-page and 22 full page steel engraved plates on thicker paper, 44 in all, and some illustrations in text (all by Thackeray). This was published as a stand-alone novel and is not part of a numbered set (these came later).
An extremely well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight set (slight shelf rub to cover corner tips, few tiny nicks to cloth at spine ends, ink name on blank verso of front fly-leaves, slight splitting to spine fold of front end-papers of volume one but with no weakening or loosening, the bindings are both still very strong). Overall and attractive set in very nice condition
Hardcover
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David Hockney - Etchings and Lithographs

Thames & Hudson / Waddington Graphics, London
1st printing. Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Rebecca Horn - Diving Through Busters Bedroom (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles September 30 1990 - January 6 19991)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles / Fabbri Editori, Milan
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 111pp, colour plates, etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Aisha Caan - Elements of Nature (Albermarle Gallery, London 1 - 30 April 2011)

Albermarle Gallery, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 48pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates (some folding), etc. Price list loosely inserted
An almost AS NEW very clean and tight (small flat crease to top corner tip of last leaf and rear cover)
1st editionDustjacket
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Walter Sickert

Phaidon, Oxford
Large heavy 4to. in orange faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 128pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Prof. Gunther Von Hagen's Korperwelten - Fascination Beneath the Surface (English edition)

Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg
Large Quarto size (4to). in embossed colour printed card covers, 279pp, colour plates, etc
wexun
SoftcoverDustjacket
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The Carolingian Age in the Carpathian Basin - Permanent Exhibition of the Hungarian National Museum

Hungarian National Museum, Budapest
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers 141pp on thick paper, numerous colour illustrations in text, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Yves Dana (Robert Bowman Modern, London 28 October 2011 - 31 January 2012)

Robert Bowman Modern, London
4to in thick colour printed boards, 50pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc Private view invitation card loosely inserted
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Design of Dissent

Rockport Publishers, New York
Thick, heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 239pp on glossy art paper
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Whisper of the Muse - the World of Julia Margaret Cameron (Colnaghi, London 14 March - 12 April 1990) A loan exhibition of photographs, paintings and engravings in collaboration with the Royal Photographic Society

P & D Colnaghi, London
Large 8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 128pp on thick art paper, plates in colour, b/w and sepia
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Vernon Ward - Child of the Edwardian Era

Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge
4to in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 159pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Luca Pancrazzi Occidente Esotico (Galerie Andrea Caratsch, St Moritz December 12 2015 - April 16 2016)

Galerie Andrea Caratsch, St Moritz
Very large 4to in black boards, 84pp on thick art paper, plates etc. Brief texts in English, Italian and German
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Kevin Clarke - Der Unsichtbare Korper / the Invisible Body (Museum Wiesbaden 24 Oktober 1999 - 27 Februar 2000)

Museum Wiesbaden
Extra Large and heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 118pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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This Land is Our Land - Aspects of Agriculture in English Art (Mall Galleries, London 5 - 29 January 1989)

The Royal Agricultural Society of England, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 186pp, colour plates, etc. PLUS errata leaf loosely inserted at rear (as issued)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The American Future - A History (SIGNED COPY)

Bodley Head, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in dark grey boards, silver lettering to spine, 392pp, plates, bibliography, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (few spots of slight shelf rub to wrapper edges)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Cooper Henderson and the Open Road (The life and works of Charles Cooper Henderson 1803 - 1877)

J A Allen, London
Large 4to. in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 122pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Hereditary Bondsman - Daniel O'Connell 1775 - 1829

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
Large 8vo in grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 328pp, plates, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Karl Gerstner - First London Exhibition (Marlborough Fine Art, London 3 March - 1 April 1999)

Marlborough Fine Art, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers 55pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Private view invitation card loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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