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Jesus Soler

Fundacion Atlantico, Madrid
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in white embossed black stiff card covers, brief text in English and Spanish, 72pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Censored Mother Goose Rhymes

Non-Censors / Alfred A Knopf, London
Small Octavo size (8vo). in red and black printed yellow paper covered boards, unpaginated, approx. 32pp of redacted children's verse open to very filthy interpretation
AVERY GOOD (covers slightly foxed, faintly dusty and lightly edge-rubbed, end papers split at centrefolds)
1st editionHardcover
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Alan Cotton - The Series Paintings 2011 (Messum's, London 14 September - 1 October 2011)

Messum's, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 66pp, colour plates, etc. Price list loosely inserted
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Sir Muirhead Bone - Drawings From the Imperial War Museum and the National Maritime Museum

Imperial War Museum / Her Majesties Stationary Office, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 28pp, frontispiece, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (covers faintly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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A Celtic Anthology

Harrap, London
Octavo size (8vo) in marine-green cloth, printed paper label to spine (as issued), 352pp, index. Irish, Scottish, and Welsh poetry, in English, from ancient times to early 20th century
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy in a slightly edge-creased and faintly edge-nicked but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Artists Anonymous A Riflemaker Exhibition - Lucifer Over London (21 September - 21 November 2009)

Riflemaker, London
Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff card covers, 47pp, mainly colour plates
Almost AS NEW (slight rub to page-block fore-edge)
1st editionSoftcover
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Helmut Stallaerts - Pan-optic 2007

Johnen + Schottle, Koln
Small Octavo size (8vo). in stiff card covers, 39pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German
Covers faintly dusty else FINE
1st editionSoftcover
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Ten Years - Emily Tsingou Gallery

Emily Tsingou Gallery, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in silver boards. Unpaginated, approx. 160pp, colour plates. Published after the exhibition of the same name (11 July - 4 August 2007), this is a special limited edition, no. 105 of 500 copies, complete with a very sturdy silvered slip-case
NEW copy in NEW slip-case
1st editionHardcover
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Donald Hyams - Obscure Objects of Desire - Paintings 1991 (Odette Gilbert Gallery, London)

Odette Gilbert Gallery, London
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers, 26pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Michael Leventis - Paintings (David Messum, London 19 October - 5 November 1994)

David Messum Fine Art, London
Large 4to. in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 40pp, colour plates, etc PLUS 2 leaf folded colour printed card 'Michael Leventis - Limited Edition Silkscreen prints' loosely inserted
Cover margins sunned else FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Talbert McLean (Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh 28 October - 19 November 2011)

Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh / Fine Art Society, London
Large Folio size in colour printed glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 32pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Natalie Meyjes - Heroic Poets (Long & Ryle, London November - December 2005)

Long & Ryle, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in textured colour printed stiff card covers, 39pp colour plates, etc
Small ink spot on top edge of front cover, slight rub to cover corner tips else FINE
1st editionSoftcover
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An Exhibition of Paintings by Setsuko (Lefevre Gallery, London 5 - 27 October 1989)

Lefevre Gallery, London / Saibu, Tokyo
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 40pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English and Japanese
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Arty Books - May 2004 No 15

Arty, London
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers, 58pp
Cover very faintly dusty else FINE
1st editionSoftcover
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Avigdor Arikha - Dry-Point Engravings (Marlborough Graphics, London 23 June 24 July 2004)

Marlborough Graphics, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 20pp, brief text by Arikha, 16 full page plates, etc
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Landscape Masterpieces from Soviet Museums (Royal Academy of Arts, London, 18 October - 30 November 1975 and Touring)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 80pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
A well preserved about FINE very clean and tight copy (covers very slightly tanned and faintly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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London - Berlin - Skulptur - Sculpture (British Council / Goethe Institut Touring Exhibition 1989)

British Council, London / Goethe Institut, Berlin
Square Quarto size (4to) in illustrated stiff card self wrappers. Unpaginated, approx. 80pp, plates etc. Text in English and German
As NEW un- or barely-read copy
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Everywhere Spoken Against - Dissent in the Victorian Novel

Clarendon Press, Oxford
Octavo size (8vo) in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 311pp, bibliog., index
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (pages very tanned) in a mildly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Scottish Artists and Views in Scotland (Sotheby's, Belgravia 26 March 1974)

Sotheby's, London
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 95pp, 238 lota all or most illustrated, indices, estimates sheet loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved FINE copy (slight crease to bottom edge of spine, pages very faintly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Show Goes On (SIGNED COPY)

Published by the author, Devon
377pp Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). Paperback, plates in text. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
FINE, a very clean and tight unread copy (slight shelf-rub to cover bottom edges)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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New Paintings by Prof Maurice Cockrill R A (Richmond Hill Gallery, London 7 October - 1 November 2009

Richmond Hill Gallery, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 44pp, colour plates, etc
NEW
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James Farrelly - Paintings 1995 / 1998 (Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 1 June - 4 July 1998)

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed textured stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 24pp, colour plates, etc
Covers very slightly soiled else FINE, contents as new
1st editionSoftcover
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Thomas Chimes - Adventures in 'Pataphysics' (Philadelphia Museum of Art, February 27 - May 6 2007)

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
1st printing. Extra large and heavy Quarto size (4to) in black cloth, silver lettering to spine, 253pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Susie MacMurray - Echo (York St Mary's, Castlegate - Installation 16 June - 29 October 2006)

York Museums Trust, York
Square Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 24pp, colour plates, etc with semi-opaque printed wrapper
FINE in a FINE wrapper, still very close to new
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Pretext: Heteronyms (Clink Street Studios - 5 November - 10 December 1995)

Rear Window Publications, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in glossy card covers. 62pp, illustrations in text, etc. Gallery press release and preview card loosely inserted
An almost AS NEW un- or barely-read copy (few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Brigitte Simon (Taranman, London, 1982)

Taranman, London
Quarto size (4to) in illustrated stiff card covers . Unpaginated, approx. 36pp, text in French and English, 9 full page coloured plates. Edition of 300 copies only
AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Fabrizio Orsi - Senza Trucco. Figure. La Mistica della Seduzione

Bonelli Arte Contemporanea
Octavo size (8vo) size colour printed 4 leaf gate-fold on very thick card, inner leaves showing thumbnail portraits etc. Text in Italian
AS NEW
1st editionHardcover
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Robert Dukes - Paintings and Drawings (Browse & Darby, London 1 April - 2 May 2008)

Browse & Darby, London
Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 24pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Band of Angels

Gordon Fraser, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in plain white stiff card covers with illustrated complete Dust Jacket. The first book entirely by Blake and preceding 'Your Animal Poems', also published by Gordon Fraser in the same year
An extremely well preserved very clean and bright AS NEW copy in a AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Printed Light - the Scientific Art of William Henry Fox Talbot and David Octavius Hill with Robert Adamson

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh / Her Majesties Stationary Office, London
Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, 173pp, plates, illustrations in text, bibliography etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (mild flat crease to front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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