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Oboe (SIGNED by Leon Goossens)

Macdonald and Jane's, London (Yehudi Menuhin Music Guides)
8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 236pp, plates, musical examples in text, index etc. This copy signed by Leon Goossens on the front blank fly-leaf below a photo of him which has been pasted to the page
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Analysis of Beauty - Disinformation

Disinformation
Square 4to in stiff card covers, 47pp, plates etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Maty Grunberg - Selected Works 1966 - 2006 (Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York March 7 - June 30 2006)

Hebrew Union College / Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York
Landscape 4to in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 150pp, colour plates, etc
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H (Henri) Plat

C. I. N. P., Brussels
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 67pp on stiff glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Brief text in French, Flemish and English
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Mireille Spademan

Published by the Artist
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 52pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint gentle crease to fore-edge of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Jin Meyerson 2001 - 2007

Snoeck, Koln
Very Large landscape 4to. in colour printed glossy boards, unpaginated, approx. 88pp on thick art paper, colour plates (including very large central foldout plate), dual text in English and German
NEW copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Pompeii (Vol 1) Volume I Library of Entertaining Knowledge

Charles Knight, London
Small Octavo size (8vo) in contemporary tan cloth binding with green paper spine labels. Advert leaf, half title, steel engraved frontispiece and one plate both with tissue guards, Xpp + 323pp, 2 steel engraved folding plans, 139 woodcuts in text, 1pp advert for 2nd volume (published a year later in 1832) and errata at rear. Collated complete
Contemporary inscription on half title leaf. Covers tanned and slightly dusty, paper spine labels faded and a little cracked, small spot of wear to bottom corner tip of front cover but, overall, still a well preserved clean and tight VERY GOOD+ copy
1st editionHardcover
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Word Into Art - Artists of the Modern Middle East

British Museum Press, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 144pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
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The Art of Graham Sutherland

Phaidon, Oxford
1st printing. Heavy 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 190pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Terence Coventry - Birds and Beasts (Pangolin, London 28 May - 28 June 2014)

Pangolin Gallery, London
Square 4to in stiff card covers, 56pp, colour plates, etc. Price list loosely inserted
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1st editionSoftcover
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Corrado Cagli - From Rome to New York (Brun Fine Art, London 23 February - 28 April 2018)

Brun Fine Art, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 102pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Italian
NEW copy but for a faint and very gentle vertical crease to rear cover
1st editionSoftcover
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Arctic Monkeys - Suck it and See - Guitar Tab - Guitar Recorded Versions

Emi Music Publishing / Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation, Milwaukee
Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, 77pp music score, few leaves of photos
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Cautionary Verses (Leather Binding)

Duckworth, London
8vo very nicely bound in modern (1960s) 1/2 grey leather, grey corner pieces and marbled boards, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, 187pp
Hint of tanning to spine else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
Hardcover
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A Private Collection of Late 19th and 20th Century Paintings and Sculpture (Courtauld Institute Galleries 12 February - 10 April 1983)

Courtauld Institute Galleries, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 48pp plates etc
An almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Diaries of Franz Kafka Volume Two / Vol 2 1914 - 1923

Secker & Warburg, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 343pp
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (spine a little faded and slightly soiled) in a mildly tanned and very slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Anna Gaskell

Powerhouse Books, New York
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, black lettering to spine, 155pp, mainly colour photos
An almost AS NEW copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, top corner tip of front fly-leaf clipped)
1st editionHardcover
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Alfred C Bossom's American Architecture 1903 - 1926 (SIGNED COPY)

Book Art, London
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 96pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. This copy signed by Dennis Sharp on the title-page (no other inscriptions). Published as catalogue to the exhibition 'Building to the Skies - Alfred C Bossom's American Architecture' (Building Centre Gallery, London April 1984 and touring)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Jason Brooks - Ultraflesh (Marlborough Contemporary, London 13 February - 16 March 2013)

Marlborough Contemporary, London
4to in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp, colour plates, etc. PLUS brief typed letter signed by Andrew Renton loosely inserted
NEW copy
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Arcadian Greens Rural - the Leasowes, Hagley, Enville, Little Sparta (New Arcadian Journal No 53 / 54 2002)

New Arcadian Press, Leeds
8vo in stiff card covers, 118pp. No 99 of 300 copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Hall of Mirrors - the Hermitage at Dunkeld (New Arcadian Journal No 47 / 48 1999)

New Arcadian Press, Leeds
8vo in stiff card covers, 74pp. No 162 of 300 copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Victorian Education and the Ideal of Womanhood

Croom Helm, London
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine, 185pp, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Manet by Himself - Correspondence & Conversation - Paintings, Pastels, Prints & Drawings

Little, Brown and Co, Boston, New York, London
Very Large heavy 4to. in colour printed boards, 320pp on thick art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf rub to head of spine) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (very slightly edge-rubbed, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
HardcoverDustjacket
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Holy Fire - the Battle for Christ's Tomb (SIGNED COPY)

Macmillan, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 294pp, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages slightly tanned) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Zaha Hadid - Seamless (Phillips de Pury, New York 29 November - 15 December 2006)

Zaha Hadid / Phillips de Pury, New York
Large quarto size (4to) thick card folder with 10 leaves (plus introductory text sheet loosely inserted - as issued) printed on thick card in concertina fold showing Hadid's 'Seamless' collection of furniture and shelving designs, made up in very small editions by Established & Sons.
Almost AS NEW (slight crease to spine ends, covers faintly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Singing Street (SIGNED COPY)

Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh
Tall 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 140pp, plates, musical examples in text, index. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by author on the front fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a lightly edge-rubbed but otherwise about FINE Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Ten Unusual Questions for Sandro Chia - Published on the Occasion of the Exhibition Sandro Chia New Work 1986 - 1987 13 November - 18 December 1987

Fischer Fine Art, London.
Extra Large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 23pp on stiff art paper, illustrated with small photos of the artist at work and lying about. PLUS 3 leaf list of the 19 pieces of new work in the exhibition, loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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Images of Eighteenth Century Japan - Ukiyoe Prints From the Sir Edmund Walker Collection

Royal Ontario Museum., Toronto
Large heavy 4to. in pale blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 235pp on stiff art paper, numerous illustrations, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a edge-rubbed VERY GOOD Dust Jacket (small chip to top edge of front panel, few closed edge-tears - neatly repaired on reverse with archival paper)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Matisse the Master - A Life of Henri Matisse Vol 2 / Volume Two - 1909 - 1954

Penguin, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in red backed cream boards, 512pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy un an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Eileen Hogan- Four Squares (Fine Art Society, London 8 - 30 November 2006)

Fine Art Society, London
1st printing. Small 4to. in textured stiff card covers with inset pasted label to front cover (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 36pp on double-fold stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Diarmuid Kelley (Offer Waterman, London 1998)

Offer Waterman, London
4to in stiff card covers, 24pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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