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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)
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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
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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
1st editionSoftcover
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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
NEW copy
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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
NEW copy
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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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72 Drawings by David Hockney - Chosen by the Artist

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, plates in colour and b/w, etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, page-block edges slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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David Kindersley's Workshop - Letters in Stone Glass and on Paper

Staatsuitgeverij in Samenwerking Met Het Rijksmuseum Meermanno-westreenianum, Museum Van Het Boek
8vo in stiff glossy card covers, portrait frontispiece, 24pp with plates and illustrations in text, plus 24pp plates at rear. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Istvan Kantor - Media Revolt (WRO Art Center, Wroclaw 2015)

Widok WRO Art Center, Wroclaw
Large 8vo in colour printed flexible stiff card covers, 123pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Pages bound upside-down from covers (as issued). CD in pocket at front. Text in English throughout.
NEW copy, CD as new (slight ripple to printed paper on the front board - clearly a minor production flaw)
1st editionHardcover
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Like Singing and Dancing - John McLean's Abstract Painting (CAFA Art Museum, Beijing 30 June - 26 August 2016)

Cafa Art Museum, Beijing
Extra Large 4to in colour printed boards, 71pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Mandarin
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Lawren Harris

Macmillan, Toronto
Heavy and large landscape 4to in thick linen covered boards, black lettering to spine, 146pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy but for a small inscription on the front blank fly-leaf house din a VERY GOOD colour printed slip-case (lightly edge-rubbed and with two very small chips to the paper covering)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Mudra - A Study of Symbolic Gestures in Japanese Sculpture

Routledge & Kegan Paul, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 296pp plus 26pp plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (pages slightly tanned) in a VERY GOOD price-clipped Dust Jacket (few minor closed edge-tears, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Tunnel 228 - An Underground Installation

Martin Bloom Photography, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in fold-out die cut stiff card covers, 72pp, colour plates, etc. Record of the exhibition, installations and performances held at tunnel 228 below London's Waterloo rail station put on by the Old Vic and Punchdrunk
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The London Group - Visual Arts From 1913 - Celebrating 90 Years Commitment to the Visual Arts

London Group, London
1st printing. Tall Heavy 4to. in thick boards, 175pp on thick glossy art paper. Examples and brief notes about current members, including: Paula Rego, Ray Atkins, David Carr, John Crossley, Laetitia Yhap, Anthony Whishaw, David Redfern, John Holden
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Paolo Grimaldi - Ascesi (Galleria La Mimosa, Spoleto 2000)

Galleria La Mimosa, Spoleto
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in Italian with English translation of biography at rear
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Stuck in the Emotional Landscape - Jiri Hauschka and Jaroslav Valecka (Red Gate Gallery, London 18 - 28 April 2011)

Red Gate Gallery / Victoria Press, London
Extra Large landscape 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 64pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
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Martha Rosler - Passionate Signals

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
1st printing. Thick heavy landscape 4to in colour printed boards, 287pp, mainly colour photos. Dual text in English and German
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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For Ever Amber - Stories from a film and photography collection (Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne 27 June - 19 September 2015)

Amber Film and Photography Collective, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Square 4to in stiff card covers, 95pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Joshua Reynolds - the Creation of Celebrity

Tate Publishing, London
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 295pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Scottish Colourists - 1900 - 1930 - F C B Cadell, J D Fergusson, G L Hunter and S J Peploe

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh / Royal Academy of Arts, London
1st Printing. Heavy Large Quarto size (4to). in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 152pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy in a NEW Dust Jacket (slight surface scratch to rear panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Joel Peter Witkin - Disciple and Master

Fotofolio, New York
1st printing. Very large square 4to in thick boards, 119pp on thick art paper, plates in colour and b/w, etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket (slight tiny creases to top cover corner tips from poor handling)
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