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Perlen Unter den Teppichen des Orients

Teppich Engelhardt, Mannheim
Extra large square Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 175pp, 92 full page illustrations in colour and b/w with opposing notes on each rug, price list loosely inserted
Few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges, covers and page-block edges very slightly tanned, small and very mild crease to top corner of rear cover else near FINE, an otherwise extremely well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Art & Ecology Now

Thames & Hudson, London
Thick, heavy 4to in very thick colour printed boards, 255pp, colour plates, etc.
NEW copy
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Charles Darwin

Hutchinson, London
Octavo size (8vo) in blue faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 207pp, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (page-block edges faintly dusty) in a very slightly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its protector)
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Joyful Noise - Poems for Two Voices

Harper Trophy, New York
Large Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed glossy boards, 44pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (with a removable embossed gilt sticker announcing the books Newberry Medal prize)
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Sherrin's Year (SIGNED COPY)

Virgin, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 298pp, index. Signed by author on title-page (no other inscription)
An almost AS NEW copy (pages faintly tanned, minute crease to top cover corner tips, from mild bumping) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute speck ofshelf rub to top flap fold corner tips, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Kentish Town Past (SIGNED COPY)

Historical Publications, London
Quarto size (4to) in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 144pp, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the half title leaf
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket (slight sunning to spine panel)
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Donovan Wylie - The Maze

Granta Books, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in grey boards, black lettering to spine, 110pp, colour plates (some folding)
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket (very slight bump to top corner tip of rear cover)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Santiago Calatrava (complete issue with large folding sheet and plastic wallet)

Book Art, London
Square quarto size (4to) in grey printed stiff card covers with photo illustrated glossy wrapper, 71pp illustrations and plans in text, etc. PLUS large (approx 1000 x 750 cm) silver green and black printed double sided foldout, words and images illustrating Calatrava's works both housed in the publisher's transparent thick plastic pouch. Scarce thus
Book and folding sheet both AS NEW, the wallet is a little dusty but otherwise about FINE
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Portfolio 12

BBC Worlwide, London
Large square Quarto size (4to) in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 160pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (tiny slight crease to cover corner tips from mild bumping) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (tiny speck of shelf rub to head of spine panel)
HardcoverDustjacket
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Rocks - Swarovski Design Biannual Autumn / Winter 2009

Swarovski, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 120pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English
AS NEW
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The Strange Genius of William Burgess 'Art-Architect', 1827-1881 - Catalogue to a centenary exhibition organised jointly by the National Museum of Wales and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 155pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved FINE copy (name on fly-leaf, tiny speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips
1st editionSoftcover
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The Peripatetic School - Itinerant Drawing From Latin America (Drawing Room, London 25 November 12 November 2011)

Ridinghouse / Drawing Room, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers 111pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Facts of Life - Contemporary Japanese Art (Hayward Gallery 4 October - 9 December 2001)

Hayward Gallery / South Bank Centre, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 151pp, colour plates, etc
AS NEW
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Richard Dadd (1817 - 1886) Dreams of Fancy - A Loan Exhibition - Including Work From the Bethlem Royal Hospital 2 - 11 July 2008

Andrew Clayton-payne, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards, 64pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy but for some sunning to rear cover
1st editionHardcover
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Diana Costa - Self Body / Eu Corpo (Casa Da Cultura De Estarreja Marco - Abril 2002)

Casa Da Cultura De Estarreja Marco
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, approx 32pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Portuguese
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Celebrating the Century of Indian Film Industry - Kohinoor - Diamonds Are Forever - Vintage Bollywood Memorabilia 28 - 29 November 2013 London

Conferro Auctions, London
Large square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 211pp, 142 lots all or most illustrated in colour
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Pleasure Haunts of London

Constable and Co, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, blind embossed decorative edges, 466pp, plates, index
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (thin sliver of slight creasing and mild shelf rub to spine ends, page-block edges tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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The Blossoming of Perspective - A Study by Penelope Haralambidou (Domo Baal Gallery, London 10 - 22 January 2007)

Domobaal Editions, London
Large 4to. in illustrated stiff card covers, 48pp in stiff paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Millais - Portraits (National Portrait Gallery, London 19 February - 6 June 1999)

National Portrait Gallery Publications, London
Heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 224pp, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW un- or barely-read copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Peep (Association of Photographers Gallery 5 - 9 July 2005)

Association of Photographers Gallery, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed laminated boards, 112pp, plus ads at rear. colour plates, etc
Minute bump to cover corner tips else an AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec - London and Paris 1870 - 1910 (Tate Britain, London 5 October 2005 - 15 January 2006)

Tate Publishing, London
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers 231pp, colour plates, index etc. With compliments slip pasted to front blank fly-leaf from reception held at Tate Britain during the exhibition
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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A War Like No Other - How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War

Methuen, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 397pp, maps, index etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Capolavori Della Scultura Occidentale - Dal Medioevo ai Giorni Nostri

Fabbri, Milano
Large, very heavy 4to in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 239pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in Italian
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Hock-Aun Teh - Retrospective Exhibition - Britain China Malaysia

369 Gallery Contemporary Scottish Art, Edinburgh
Large stapled Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 44pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Courtoisie in Anglo-Norman Literature

Basil Blackwell, Oxford
Tall Octavo size (8vo). 175pp, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (covers slightly dusty, small ink spot on front cover, otherwise very clean and tight)
1st editionHardcover
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New Painting by Sarah Medway - A Broken Music

Lamon Gallery, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 36pp, colour plates, etc. Edition of 1000 copies only
An almost AS NEW copy (faint signs of pencil erasure to fly-leaf, covers faintly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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Harry Holland - Painting and Drawings (Jill George Gallery, London 17 November - 18 December 1998)

Jill George Gallery, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers, 26pp, colour plates, etc. Private view invitation card and price list loosely inserted
Almost AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Coil Two 1995 - Journal of the Moving Image / No 2

Coil, London
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 100pp, illustrations in text, etc
AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Earth Steeped / Tierra Caliza - Paintings by / Obras De Simon Levy (New York 1999)

No Place, No Publisher Stated
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 40pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Spanish. Exhibition of the Mexico based South African artists work
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Bible Manuscripts - 1400 Years of Scribes and Scripture

British Library, London
4to in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 160pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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