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Modigliani - A Life

Knopf, New York
Heavy 8vo. in grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, 387pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
AS NEW in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (faintly edge-creased, looks new in its protector)
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L' Art Dans La Republique Populaire Roumaine (No. 1 1949)

Le Redacion, Bucharest
Foilio in colour printed stiff card covers, 118pp on stiff paper plus plates, illustrated in text in colour and b/w. Dual text in French and English
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (mild flat crease to rear cover
1st editionSoftcover
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Innenraume / Interior Spaces

Ernst & Sohn Berlin
Large heavy 4to. in grey boards, black lettering to spine and front cover, 303pp, plates numerous illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Extra large 8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers 350pp, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Idea of Louis Sullivan (New Edition)

Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown, Boston
Extra Large 4to. in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 162pp, photos in text etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Victorian India in Focus - A Selection of Early Photographs From the Collection in the India Office Library and Records

Her Majesties Stationary Office, London
Large landscape 4to. in ornately gilt embossed brown faux leather covered boards, 100pp, sepia plates etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (very slightly spine sunned)
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Painted Steel - the Late Work of David Smith (Gagosian Gallery, New York April 18 - May 23 1998)

Gagosian Gallery, New York
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 60pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Great Experiment - Russian Art - Homage to Camilla Gray (Annely Juda Fine Art, London 29 October - 18 December 2009)

Annely Juda Fine Art, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Derek Jarman - A Portrait

Barbican Art Gallery / Thames & Hudson, London
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 175pp, colour printed index etc. PLUS 8pp list of exhibits for the exhibition ' Derek Jarman Artist, Film-maker, Designer' at the Barbican Art Gallery 9 May - 18 August 1996 for which this nook was produced.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Guercino Drawings From Windsor Castle

National Gallery of Art, Washington
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 144pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Recording Britain

V &A Publishing / Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Thick, heavy Square 4to in boards, 253pp on stiff art paper, illustrated in colour throughout, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket (with removable transparent protector)
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Jim Arnould - Grand Central

Published by the Photographer, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers, a series of 16 full page photos taken at Central Station, New York. Hand written compliments slip loosely inserted
Covers slightly dusty else FINE, an otherwise extremely well preserved, clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Great Exhibition - London 1851 - The Art-Journal Illustrated Catalogue of the Industry of All Nations

Observer, London
Thick, heavy folio size in red cloth, black backed gilt lettering to spine, 328pp plus 62pp. A well reproduced complete facsimile of the original edition of 1851, the steel engravings are all very sharp and clear
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of mild shelf rub to spine ends, tiny bump to bottom corner tip of front cover, tiny speck of soil or tanning to top edge of page block)
1st editionHardcover
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Principles of Modern Building Volume I (Vol 1) Walls Partitions and Chimneys

HMSO, London
Large heavy octavo size (8vo). 420pp, illus., index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a faintly dusty VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (lightly chipped at head of spine panel and one short closed tear, looks fine in its protector)
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The Invisible Playmate and W. V. Her Book

Isbister, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in maroon cloth, gilt titles to cover and spine, top edge gilt
FINE, an exceptionally well preserved, clean, bright and tight unread copy (name on fly-leaf, minute speck of shelf rub to spine and cover corner tips, page-block edges slightly foxed)
1st editionHardcover
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Arthur Tress - Theatre of the Mind

Morgan and Morgan, Dobbs Ferry
Square Quarto size (4to) in card covers. Mainly plates
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (small flat crease to bottom corner tip of rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Rigour of the Game

Martin Secker, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in steel grey cloth with black lettering and rules to spine and front cover. 307pp, 12pp publishers ads at rear also dated 1922
Near FINE, an exeptionally well preserved, very clean and tight copy (small private bookplate on front blank paste-down end-paper, slight shelf rub to spine ends)
1st editionHardcover
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Gaston Chaissac (Galerie Messine, Paris 10 Fevrier au 19 Mars 1972)

Galerie Messine, Paris
Quarto size (4to) in stiff folded paper wraps. Unpaginated, approx. 48pp, b/w plates, biography etc. Text in French
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (small faint soil to rear cover, very slight wrinkle to bottom corner tips - a minor production flaw)
1st editionSoftcover
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Renzo Grazzini - e l'assillo del reale - Mostra Antologica 1930 - 1989

Polistampa, Firenze
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 178pp, colour plates, etc
An almost AS NEW unread copy (slight bump to bottom edge of spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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Modern Publicity 1959-1960 - Annual of International Advertising - Number 29

Studio, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 175pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
FINE, an extremely well preserved, very clean and tight copy in a VERY GOOD- Dust Jacket (two inch defection to top edge of rear panel, few very short closed edge-tears, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Alexandra Gardner (Portland Gallery, London 25 April - 16 May 2003)

Portland Gallery, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed glossy card covers. 40pp, colour plates, etc
An AS NEW copy (few specks of very slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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On the Way to Work

Faber & Faber, London
Quarto size (4to) in white printed grey boards, 232pp, plates in colour and b/w, line drawings etc. Text of conversations between Hirst and Burn about Hirst
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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BADA / British Architectural Design Awards 1985

McMillan Martin, Macclesfield
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card covers. 344pp, plates in colour and b/w etc
VERY GOOD+, a very clean and tight copy (slight bump to bottom edge of spine, mild curl to top edge of front cover and flat crease to top corner tip of rear cover, last three leaves of adverts at rear creased at bottom corners)
1st editionSoftcover
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Werkbericht 1989 / 1994

Published by the Architect, Potsdam
Folio size in glossy stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 250pp, plates, plans etc in colour and b/w
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Toni Grand

Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris / Camden Arts Centre, London by Richard Deacon
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card, folded self wrappers, 59pp, colour plates, etc. Text in French and English
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Ian Lindsay-Edwards - Important New Paintings and Drawings (Exhibition Catalogue 14 May - 12 June 1994)

Raw Gallery, London
Large tall Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers, 18pp, plates in colour and b/w etc
An almost AS NEW copy (covers very faintly tanned and dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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Serious Money - A City Comedy

Methuen, London
Octavo size (8vo) in card covers, 112pp. The very first printing, published for the first performances at the Royal Court Theatre March 1987
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Introducing Gilbert & George

Thames & Hudson, London
1st printing. Small square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed card self wrappers. 176pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Liz Magor - A Concise History (Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC, January 10 - February 11 1979 and Touring)

Art Gallery of Victoria, Victoria BC
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in blind embossed stiff card covers, 8 plates in colour and b/w, etc
Scattered pin-pricks to rear cover (not affecting contents), faint tanning to cover edges else FINE, an otherwise well preserved clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Bend for Home (SIGNED COPY)

Harvill, London
3rd Impression. 307pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title page
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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