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Parky's People (SIGNED COPY)

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. Heavy Quarto size (4to). in thick black boards, silver lettering to spine, 351pp. photos in text etc. This copy inscribed and signed by Parkinson on the title-page
An AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Talbert McLean (Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh 28 October -19 November 2011)

Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 36pp, colour plates, etc
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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David Begbie (Albermarle Gallery, London 2011)

Albermarle Gallery, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 24pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Signs and Symbols in Christian Art

Zwemmer, London
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in blue linen covers, gilt lettering to spine and front cover. 346pp, b/w plates in text, tipped-in colour plates, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (2 minute nicks to head of spine, spine slightly sunned, small elegant bookplate on front paste-down end-paper) else
Hardcover
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Winston S Churchill - Vol / Volume IV 1917-1922

Heinemann, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 967pp, plates, index etc. In the scarcer plain printed brown complete Dust Jacket
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (red printed top edge of page block slightly sunned) in a slightly spine faded but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Orchard Lamps

Sheep Meadow Press, New York 1978
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 71pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine) in a slightly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (tiny short closed tear to head of spine panel and top end of front flap fold, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Den Har Apelsinen Har Jag Skalat Forut / I Have Peeled this Orange Before

Passage, Stockholm
Square Quarto size (4to) in orange cloth, 117pp, 4 tipped in colour plates of paintings by Feri Fazeli. Dual text in Swedish and English
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Invisible Light - Photography and the American Writer 1840 - 1940

Oxford University Press, New York & Oxford
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in black cloth backed boards, silver lettering to spine, 308pp, plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
AS NEW unread copy in a faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Ruszkowski - Works From the Collection of Michael Simonow

Not Stated (Michael Simonow, Toulouse)
Large Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff card covers, 20pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Incontro Con Richard England (Mostre Dell'Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Malta - 10 Giugno - 8 Luglio 1980)

Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Malta
Large landscape quarto size (4to) in illustrated stiff paper covers, 8pp mainly illustrations and photos by England with a poem at rear (dual English / Maltese text)
Single vertical crease to catalogue adjacent to fore-edge else about FINE.
1st editionSoftcover
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Etel Adnan Special Issue of RES Art World / World Art - No 8 November 2011

Dirimart, Istanbul
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 76pp, colour plates, etc
Almost AS NEW (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Henry Bermudez (XLII Bienale de Venecia 1986)

Centro de Arte Euroamericano Caracas
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 56pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Dual text in English and Spanish
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Der Meistersinger Von Nurnberg

Opera National, Bruxelles
A lavish book produced for the Opera National production, conducted by John Pritchard, 19th June 1985. Large Quarto size (4to). in dark blue cloth, gilt embossed lettering to spine and front cover, 87pp text including full and double page colour plates of costume designs, facsimile of Jean-Christophe Wagenseil's Meister Singer of 1697 with parallel French translation, various conductors on the opera (text in French), and at the rear a 70pp facsimile of Wagner's hand written libretto, with his corrections etc. A rear pocket contains a 2 leaf folded card cast and production list, a separate English and German synopsis, and a 34pp booklet with the complete libretto in French
An almost AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Biology of the Seasons (Prize Binding)

Landrew Melrose, London
Heavy Octavo size (8vo). in half red leather, raised bands and gilt lettering and decoration to spine, matching red cloth covered boards with gilt embossed circular arms of the City of London Freemen's School, marbled end-papers, top edge gilt. Prize bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper (City of London Freemen's School 1941). 384pp, colour frontispiece, colour plates, index etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (slight sunning and mild shelf rub to spine and cover corner tips, pages very slightly tanned)
Hardcover
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Dickens (Dolphin Books No. 16)

Chatto & Windus, London
Octavo size (8vo) in decorated cream boards, 47pp + 4pp publishers ads at rear. With the very scarce complete Dust Jacket
An extremeley well preserved almost AS NEW copy (name and date (April 1932) on front blank fly-leaf, top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (tiny specks of rub to flap fold corner tips and spine panel ends, looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Windrush - The Irresistible Rise of Multi-Racial Britain (SIGNED COPY)

Harper Collins, London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine., 422pp, plates, index etc. This copy signed and dated 24/6/98 by both authors on the title-page (no other inscription)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of slight creasing to spine ends, pages slightly tanned) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (barely visible minute nick to head of spine panel, looks new in its protector)
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The Evolution of Designs - Biological Analogy in Architecture and the Applied Arts

Cambridge University Press, London
Large, heavy Octavo size (8vo) in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 276pp, plates and illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (tiny and very slight bump to bottom edge of spine) in a moderately spine sunned and very slightly edge-nicked but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Graeme Montgomery - Triptych

Graeme Montgomery, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 24pp, colour plates, etc. Artists book
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (covers slightly tanned , slight crease to top cover corner tips from mild bumping)
1st editionHardcover
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Siem Van Der Marel - Ontwerper voor Royal Leerdam / Designer for Royal Leerdam

Royal Leerdam
Large Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards, 112pp, colour plates etc. Dual text in Dutch and English
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Udo Klitzke - Design in den 50er Jahren

Werkbund- Archiv, Berlin
Octavo size (8vo) in photo illustrated stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 44pp, illustrations in text, etc. Text in German
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Fabric of Fashion (Crafts Gallery, London 8 November 2000 - 14 January 2001)

British Council, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in blind embossed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 180pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved FINE copy (speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips and cover bottom edges) in a near FINE die cut complete Dust Jacket (two short closed tears to bottom edge of rear panel, slight surface scuff to front panel)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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In the Blood (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in green boards, gilt lettering to spin, 326pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Luciano Bonello (Gnaccarini Galleria d'Arte, Rome Novembre - Dicembre 1996)

Gnaccarini Galleria d'Arte, Rome
Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 32pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in Italian
A well preserved almost AS NEW clean and tight copy (barely noticeable flat crease to top corner tip of front cover, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Art of the Curious - An Exhibition of the Rare, the Bizarre and the Beautiful (Colnaghi, London & Munich 2 - 25 October 2013)

Colnaghi, London & Munich
Large 4to. in stiff card covers with colour printed and embossed paper skull pasted to front cover (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 50pp on stiff art paper illustrated in colour throughout
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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La Carte A Jouer - Le Trompe-L'Oeil Contemporain de Elena and Michel Gran (Albermarle Gallery, London 1999)

Albermarle Gallery, London
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 24pp on stiff art paper, 10 large full page plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Fernando Botero - Plastiken

Mumm Akademie in Der Villa Hajo Ruter, Eltville / Internationales Kunstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 50pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Forgotten Fifties (Sheffield Arts Touring Exhibition 1984)

Sheffield Arts Department, Sheffield
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 80pp, plates etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to rear cover)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Susanne S D Themlitz Paraiso / Paradise / Paradies 1993 - 2003

Published by the Artist
Heavy large Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed boards, 197pp, mainly colour plates, brief text in English, German, Portuguese and French. 1000 copies printed
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Hector Guimard - Fontes Artistiques

Galerie Du Luxembourg, Paris
4to in printed silver stiff card covers, 45pp, plates etc. Text in French
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of rub to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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Gilbert Lesser - Theatre Posters etc. / Affiches de Theatre (Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris 1987)

Musee Des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, brief dual text in French and English, mainly 80 full page colour plates of Lesser's posters
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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