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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
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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
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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
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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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David Aaron Gallery, London (2017 Catalogue of Classical, Near Eastern, Egyptian, Central Asian and Islamic Works of Art)

David Aaron Gallery / Paul Holberton, London
Extra Large and heavy 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 118pp on thick glossy art paper. 33 items fully described and illustrated in colour
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Murdered with Straight Lines - Drawings of Bristol by Garth England

Redcliffe Press, Bristol
Folio in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on stiff art paper, illustrated in colour throughout
Almost AS NEW (gentle, very small and slight crease to tiny creases to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Daria Martin

Jrp Ringier, Zurich
4to in colour printed glazed boards, 95pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Jean-Pierre Seguin - Beards in Beads (OK Harris, New York October 24 - November 28 2009)

OK Harris, New York
Small landscape 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 20pp on glossy art paper, mainly colour plates, housed in a clear plastic envelope with opening night invitation card loosely inserted
New copy in new envelope
1st editionSoftcover
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Marie- Anne Poniatowska (Musee Jenisch, Vevey 1 Mars - 11 Mai 2003)

Musee Jenisch, Vevey (Suisse)
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 71pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in French
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Trevor Chamberlain - England and Beyond - A Celebration of Sixty Years of Painting

Halsgrove, Tiverton
Large landscape 4to. in rust red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 144pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Turks - A Journey of A Thousand Years 600 - 1600 (Royal Academy of Arts, London 22 January - 12 April 2005)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 494pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc., PLUS substantial 16pp errata booklet loosely inserted (as issued)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Paula Rego - Oratorio (Marlborough Fine Art, London 7 July - 20 August 2010)

Marlborough Fine Art, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, (one folding) etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Jean Cooke - A Reputation Reassessed (Piano Nobile, London 2007)

Piano Nobile, London
Small square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 38pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Beyond the Human Clay (James Hyman, London 5 May - 18 June 2011) **** SIGNED COPY ****

James Hyman Fine Art, London
Tall 8vo. in stiff glossy card covers, 78pp, plates etc. Inscribed and signed by Hyman (as James) on the title-page
NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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