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An Expensive Place to Die

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. 254pp.
FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in a FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Herbert Boeckl - Gemalde 1894 - 1966 (Graz Kunstlerhaus / Wilhelm-Hack-Museum / Arfauer Kunsthaus 1979)

Kunstlerhaus, Graz
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 14pp text, 110pp plates in colour and b/w
Inscription on blank verso of front cover. Covers very s lightly edge-rubbed and faintly tanned else FINE, a very clean and tight copy
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Graphik des Expressionismus die Sammlung Schaufelberger

Schwabe, Basel
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card, folded self wrappers, 46pp, 23 plates in colour and b/w, etc. Text in German with English summary
NEW unread copy
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The Psycho-Analysis of Children (3rd Edition Revised) alt spelling Psychoanalysis

Hogarth Press, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 326pp, index
An extremely well preserved FINE copy still close to new (name on front paste-down end-paper, tiny mild bump to bottom corner tip of front cover, pages faintly tanned)
Hardcover
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From Face to Face - Portraits by David Moore

Chapter and Verse / National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Large Quarto size (4to). 120pp, mainly plates in colour and b/w
An almost AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Sound Waves and Their Uses - Six Lectures delivered before a 'juvenile audotory' under the auspices of The Royal Institution, Christmas, 1928

Blackie, London
152pp, illus., diagrams, bibliography, etc. Much on contemporary recording instruments, gramophones etc
FINE, an exceptionally well preserved, very clean bright and tight copy in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (tiny chips to spine tips, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Five Medway Towns Seen and Magnified - Photographs by Peter Cattrell and David Moore

Medway Council, Rochester
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 62pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
An AS NEW barely read copy
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The Art of the Surreal (Christie's, London Evening Sale Monday 7 February 2005)

Christie's, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 151pp, approx 40 lots, illustrated in colour, some folding plates, copious biographical notes etc, all the main surrealists represented. Hammer price list stapled to rear leaf
NEW copy
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Installations - Rita Mckeough - Tom McMillin - Dennis Oppenheim (Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff 22 July - 9 August 1983)

Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff
Extra wide spiral bound flip-up catalogue in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 26pp, plates etc
A well preserved FINE copy (hint of tanning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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Lady With A Laptop (SIGNED COPY)

Carroll and Graf, New York
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo). Inscribed and signed by author on title-page
An AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Truls Melin - Skulpturer I Utstallningen / Sculptures in Exhibition (Centrum for Conteporary Art, Malmo, 3/11 1992-10/1 1993

Centrum for Conteporary Art, Malmo
Quarto size (4to) in black cloth backed thick green boards, black lettering front cover, 51pp, colour plates, etc. Text in Swedish and English
An AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionHardcover
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Sarah Bernhardt and Her Times (Wildenstein, New York November 13 - December 28, 1984)

Wildenstein, New York
Large Quarto size (4to) in die-cut stiff card covers. 158pp, plates in colour and b/w etc.
FINE, a well preserved very clean and tight copy in a slightly dusty but otherwise about FINE clear Glassine complete Dust Jacket (two small nicks to head of spine panel)
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Roy Lichtenstein - La Grafica (Trento, Palazzo Delle Albere 13 Ottobre - 2 Dicembre 1990)

Electa, Milano
Extra Large Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed folded card self wrappers, 171pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in Italian
Covers very slightly dusty, mild spots of rub to cover corner tips else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
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Etro - Personae

Primavera-Estate 1999 Uomini e Donne
Folio size in photo illustrated card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 50pp full page photos illustrating the designers work
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Gallipoli Diary

Seren Books, Bridgend
146pp, plates
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in as NEW complete Dust Jacket (page-block edges faintly dusty)
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The Centre of the World - Sylvie Belanger, Ben Hillwood- Harris, Sharon Kivland, Michael Punt, Penny Yasour (John Hansard Gallery, Southampton University 5 November - 21 December 1991)

John Hansard Gallery, Southampton University
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 26pp, printed tissue end-papers, colour plates, etc. Plus loosely inserted exhibition programme
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Nadar Warhol - Paris New York - Photography and Fame

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Large Quarto size (4to). in metallic colour embossed black cloth, 235pp, plates in colour and sepia, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Last Year at Hogmanay (SIGNED COPY)

Hale, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo), 175pp. Inscribed to a friend and signed by author (as 'James') on title page
Very top corner tips of eight leaves slightly creased from bumping else FINE in a slightly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (tiny 3mm closed tear to top corner of front flap fold, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Media Spectacles

Routledge, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. 278pp
AS NEW copy (slight shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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The Green Willow Hall Collection of Jade Carvings (Saturday 26 May 2007 / 26th)

Bonhams, Hong Kong
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 97pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
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The Hakima - A Tragedy in Fez

Aperture / Secker & Warburg, London
Large Quarto size (4to). 139pp, colour plates
FINE in FINE complete Dust Jacket (slight creasing to head of spine panel, tiny rub to top of front flap fold), a very clean and tight copy and very close to new
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Gerber Pal

Ernst Muzeum, Budapest
Thick, small square Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 183pp, illustrations in text, plates etc. Text in Hungarian, English and German
AS NEW
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Tim Scott X (The 60s When Sculpture Was Colour / House of Clay)

D M / Dm Books, Toronto
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards, 128pp, colour plates, etc. To accompany two exhibitions in Toronto: The 60s When Sculpture was Colour - David Mirvish Warehouse November 2 2008 - April 19 2009; House of Clay - Corkin Gallery November 2 - December 20 2008
Almost AS NEW (tiny bump to bottom edge of front cover, signs of small price sticker removal from front cover)
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John Bellany - Enchanted Land (Lemon Street Gallery, Truro 18 August - 8 September 2007)

Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 78pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
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On Green Dolphin Street (SIGNED COPY)

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 341pp. This copy signed by the author on the on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (pages a little anned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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No Picnic (Crafts Council Gallery, London 9 July - 30 August 1998)

Crafts Council Gallery, London
Quarto size (4to) in silvered stiff card covers, variously paginated, approx 60pp, b/w and silver printed plates etc
Few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges else an AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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The Paintings of Ben McLaughlin

Merrell, London
Large square Quarto size (4to) in black faux cloth, metallic red lettering to spine. 160pp, colour plates, index etc
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Christian Iconography - A Study of its Origins (A W Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, 1961 - Bollingen series XXXV.10)

Princeton University Press, Princeton
Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 174pp text, 340 plates at rear
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (name on fly-leaf, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips)
Softcover
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Rubens's Ceres - Two Original Versions

Silvana, Milan
Large Quarto size (4to). in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 95pp, colour plates, etc. To accompany the exhibition of the same name at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, 6 March - 3 June 2007. Dual text in English and Russian
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Segni di Fumo i Pacchetti di Sigarette - Immagini, Ricordi e Chimere / Smoke Signals - Imagery and Origins of Cigarette Packs

Arcadia, Milano
Large tall Quarto size (4to) in blind embossed grey faux cloth, 191pp, illustrated in colour throughout. Dual text in English and Italian
A well preserved FINE copy (slight bump to top corner tip of front cover) in a faintly tanned and slightly corner rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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