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Poems for Spain

Hogarth Press, London
Octavo size (8vo) in bright red cloth, yellow lettering to spine and front cover, 108pp
An extremely well preserved FINE copy (top edge slightly dusty, pages slightly tanned) in a spine tanned and dusty but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket which is a little edge-rubbed and has two barely visible short closed tears to top edge of the spine panel (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Horta - Art Nouveau to Modernism

Ludion Press, Ghent / Abrams, New York
Large heavy quarto size (4to). in dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 231pp, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. Published for the exhibition 'Horta' at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels October 1996 - January 1997
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Venezia e l'Islam 828 - 1797 (Venezia, Palazzo Ducale 28.7 / 25.11 2007)

Marsilio, Venezia
Thick, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 386pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, etc. Text in Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Li Fuyuan - Animal Kingdom (Sin Hua Gallery, Singapore1 1993)

Sin Hua Gallery, Singapore
Large Folio in blind embossed and white printed green thick boards, unpaginated, approx. 112pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Mandarin
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a very slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (inner flaps and rear panel slightly tanned)
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The Trials of Life (SIGNED COPY)

Collins / BBC Books, London
1st printing. Heavy 4to. in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 320pp, colour plates, index etc. Signed by David Attenborough on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Liberty's 1875 - 1975 An Exhibition to Mark the Firms Centenary (Victoria & Albert Museum July - October 1975)

Her Majesties Stationary Office / Victoria & Albert Museum, London
4to in stiff card covers, 128pp on glossy art paper, numerous illustrations in text, index etc.
An exceptionally well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Hossein Valamanesh - Out of Nothingness (SIGNED COPY)

Wakefield Press, Kent Town
Large heavy 4to. in black cloth, grey lettering to spine and front cover, 175pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by Hossein Valamanesh on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Adam Neate - A New Understanding (Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, London 9 October - 21 November 2009)

Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, London
Extra Large 4to. in red cloth, unpaginated, approx. 68pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Jewels of the Late Duchess of Windsor - Sold for the Benefit of the Pasteur Institute (Sotheby's, Geneva auction catalogue 2nd and 3rd April 1987)

Sotheby's, Geneva
Large heavy 4to. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 306 lots, many illustrated in colour, some with photos of the Duchess wearing the relevant lot.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (faintly creased along top edge, looks new in its protector)
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Gorka Dorronsoro - Caracas

Oscar Todtmann, Caracas
124pp on glossy art paper plus 16pp photo index and translations at rear on thick light brown paper. Brief text in Spanish, English, German and French, mainly finely reproduced colour photos by Dorronsoro
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in a slightly corner rubbed but otherwise FINE printed slip-case. An excellent copy
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Stealing Beauty - British Design Now (ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 3 April - 23 May 1999

ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts in association with Perrier-Jouet, London
4to in plastic ring-bound colour printed stiff card covers, 104pp on various weights and types of paper plus 8 colour printed interleaved inserts and rear colophon card
A well preserved about FINE clean and tight copy (slight creasing to covers at spine, faint signs of small label removal from front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Ryan McGinley - Olympic Swimmers (Boxed Set)

Opening Ceremony / Ryan McGinley, New York
1st Printing, 1st issue. 16 gloss colour photos housed in a gilt embossed white glossy card box. Published by McGinley, each photograph is printed on art card, approx 4 x 5 inches, and are a portfolio depicting Athens Olympic swimmers in action during August 2004, commissioned by the New York Times Magazine for publication that August. Each print has the copyright date of August 2004 printed on the reverse, but these sets of boxed prints were not produced until 2006 when 500 copies were made in an unnumbered edition.
NEW in NEW box (hint of tanning to box)
1st editionHardcover
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Chris Ofili - The Blue Rider

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
1st printing. Large Folio size in blue and silver embossed boards (designed by Ofili), 111pp on thick art paper, finely printed colour plates, etc. The first in Ofili's Blue Rider series
AS NEW
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Bibliotheque Erotique Gerard Nordmann - Livres, Manuscrits, Dessins, Photographies du XVIe au XXe Siecle (Christie's Paris - Auction Catalogues PREMIERE PARTIE Jeudi 27 Avril 2006 and SECONDE PARTIE Jeudi 14 et Vendredi 15 Decembre 2006) 2 VOLUMES COMPLETE

Christie's, Paris
Two volumes complete - both heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers: Vol 1 - Premiere Partie 294pp, 431 lots described in French, all or most illustrated, index at rear. Vol 2 - Seconde Partie 305pp, 567 lots described in French, all or most illustrated, index at rear
Both are AS NEW copies
1st editionSoftcover
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Willem Heesen - Glas

Etienne & Van Den Doel / Expressive Glass Art, Den Haag
Large heavy 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 184pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in Dutch
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Damien Hirst - Corpus - Drawings 1981 - 2006 (First Edition)

Gagosian Gallery, New York / Other Criteria, London
1st printing. Lavish, thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in black printed linen covered boards, gilt embossed black leather label to spine 411pp plates in colour and b/w (many folding), photos, etc. Comprehensive monograph to accompany Hirst's retrospective 'Corpus - Drawings 1981 - 2006' at the Gagosian
NEW unread copy
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Claudia Andujar - Marcados

Cosac & Naify, Brazil
1st printing. Square 4to in photo illustrated glazed boards (as issued), 154pp on glossy art paper, photos etc. Text in English throughout
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Varia Castrensia Haltern, Oberadern, Anreppen

Philipp Von Zabern, Mainz
Large, very heavy 4to in black printed red boards, 315pp, tables, plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in German
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Mark Leckey - See We Assemble (Serpentine Gallery, London 19 May - 26 June 2011)

Serpentine Gallery / Koenig Books, London, England
1st printing. Large 4to. in stiff card covers, with 3/4 height plain paper dust jacket (as issued), 87pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Small printing and now scarce
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Imaging Aristotle - Verbal and Visual Representation in Fourteenth-Century France

University of California Press,
Thick, heavy 4to. in rust red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 419pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Antiquities From Europe and the Near East in the Collection of Lord McAlpine of West Green

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 142pp on thick art paper, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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John Martin - Apocalypse (Tate Britain, London 21 September 2011 - 15 January 2012)

Tate Publishing, London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 240pp, colour plates, etc.
An almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy (minute speck of shelf rub to bottom cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Francis Bacon - Full Face and in Profile

Phaidon Press, Oxford
Large heavy 4to. in thick cream linen covered boards, black lettering to spine, 271pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, (some folding) etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (inner flaps faintly tanned). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Dead Air (SIGNED COPY)

Little Brown, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in brown boards, gilt lettering to spine 408pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, pages slightly tanned) in a slightly dusty and very slightly edge-nicked VERY GOOD Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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Fish Who Answer the Telephone - and other studies in experimental biology

Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black printed orange cloth, 168pp, plates, diagrams in text etc. Frolov (who worked for a time with Pavlov) gives a survey of mainly Soviet experiments and surveys
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (mere hint of fading to spine, pages slightly tanned) in an edge-chipped VERY GOOD- Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its protector)
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Colossus - Bletchley Park's Greatest Secret (SIGNED COPY)

Atlantic Books, London
1st Printing. Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 562pp, plates, index etc. Signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight crease to head of spine) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (vertical crease to spine panel, barely visible and looks new in its protector)
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Boule de Suif et le Vengeur

A Ferroud, Paris
Hardback Leather Binding. One of 1, 000 copies only on velin d'Arches. Bound in contemporary 3/4 olive green Morroco leather with gilt borders, marbled boards and end-papers, raised bands to spine with gilt inlaid Art Nouveau flower design. Original colour printed wrappers bound in
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (mild shelf rub to cover edges, fading to leather on spine and outer cover margins, mild tanning to page margins throughout)
1st editionHardcover
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Le Dessin des Animaux en Grece d'apres les Vases Peints - Essau sur les Procedes des Dessinateurs Industriels dans l'Antiquite

Librairie Renouard / Henri Laurens, Paris
Bound in orange buckram, gilt lettered leather label to spine, original wrappers bound in, 262pp, frontispiece, numerous illustrations in text, etc. (collated complete). Text in French
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (spine ends and cover corner tips very slightly worn, leather spine label rubbed, rear end-papers dusty, some mild foxing to leaves, page-block edges tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Damien Hirst - No Sense of Absolute Corruption (Gagosian Gallery, New York 1996)

Gagosian Gallery, New York
Square Quarto size (4to) in plain white stiff card covers with colour printed wrapper, 126pp, colour plates, etc. Published in conjunction with Hirst's Gagosian show. Illustrates the eleven works exhibited, plus many reproductions of formaldehyde pieces, pharmacies, dot, butterfly and spin paintings
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Russian Art - From Neoclassism to the Avant Garde - Painting Sculpture Architecture

Thames & Hudson, London
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in dark brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 320pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy still close to new
1st editionHardcover
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