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Antichita dall'Umbria in Vaticano (Gens Antiquissima Italiae)

Electa / Editori Umbri Associati, Perugia Venezia
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 142pp, plates in colour and b/w, line illustrations in text, etc. Text in Italian
Faint discolouration to rear cover else a NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Kabul Csigataj (Addison Ross Gallery, London 1991)

Addison Ross Gallery, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 48pp on textured art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English, Uzbekistani and German
Covers very slightly tanned and a faintly edge-rubbed else about FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy. Uncommon
1st editionSoftcover
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Michael Coleman - Temple Bar Paintings

Published by the Artist, Dublin
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards to a design by Coleman. Unpaginated, approx. 40pp, colour plates, etc. Limited edition of 450 copies (from 500)
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John Hilliard - Scene (Musee des Beaux-Arts de la Chaux-de-Fonds 24 Avril - 25 Juillet 1993 / Le Channel-Scene National de Calais, Galerie de l'Ancienn Poste Janvier - Mars 1994)

Musee des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds
Large square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 72pp, colour plates, etc. Text in French and English
An AS NEW copy
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The Mother Figure in Gone with the Wind

Published by the Author, Bristol
Plastic spiral bound in stiff card covers with transparent plastic cover sheet over printed front cover with tipped on photo. 67 leaves printed on one side only, bibliography at rear
Almost AS NEW (very slight soil to page-block fore-edge, few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges)
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Vienna 1900 - Art Architecture & Design

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Heavy quarto size (4to) in gilt embossed blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 264pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
Near FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy, in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket
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What John Berger Saw

Anu Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra
Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 194pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy (tiny slight crease to bottom corner tip of front cover - from bumping)
1st editionSoftcover
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Praha 1900 - Studie k Dejinam Kultury a Umeni Prahy v Letech, 1890-1914

Panorama, Praha
Large heavy Folio size in marine green cloth, black lettering to spine, 317pp, plates in colour and b/w, bibliography, index etc. Text in Czech
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (slightly creased along top edges, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Anton Henning - Sandpipers, Lizards and History (Haunch of Venison Gallery, London28 April - 25 June 2005)

Haunch of Venison, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed thick boards. Unpaginated, approx. 88pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English and German. Edition of 1000 copies only
An AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Realism and the Cinema - A Reader

Routledge Kegan & Paul / British Film Institute (BFI), London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 285pp, bibliography, index etc
A FINE copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (pages very slightly tanned)
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Un Italiano in Giappone - Dipinti, Stampe, Pergamene Dal XVII al XIX Secolo / An Italian in Japan Paintings, Prints, and Scrolls From the 17th to the 19th Century

Electa, Milan
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 153pp, brief texts in English and Italian, mainly colour plates
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (some very slight shelf soil to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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A Bed in the Sticks

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 222pp
An almost AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to top edge of page block) in a faintly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
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Angiola Churchill 1985 - 1995 (Gallery Swan, New York, 1996)

Gallery Swan, New York, 1996
Square quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers with printed wrapper. Unpaginated, approx. 120pp with many plates
An AS NEW unread copy in a faintly dusty but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Federico Cantu - El Arte, Vocacion de Vida

Centro de las Artes, Monterrey
Large square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 96pp, colour plates, etc. Text in Spanish
Very slight crease to bottom edge of page block else an AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Paddy Bedford - Walking the Line

Paddy Bedford / Jirrawun Arts, Kunanurra
Small landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 87pp, colour plates, etc
Minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips else an AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Genius of the German Renaissance - A Collection of Prints by Albrecht Durer (Christie's London Sale Catalogue, Tuesday 4 December 2007)

Christie's, London
Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 172pp, 136 lots each illustrated in colour, illustrated list of provenance and collectors' marks and bibliography at rear
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Otto Mueller - Works on Paper From A Private Collection (Theobald Jennings, London. Autumn Exhibition 2008)

Theobald Jennings, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 36pp, colour plates, etc. Price list loosely inserted
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Einar Forseth - Swedish Painter (English Text)

Allhems Forlag, Malmo
Large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers with colour printed wrapper, 77pp (36 text, rest b/w plates) with 2 colour plates and illustrations in text
Wrapper slightly foxed with some very slight surface scuffing and small spot of soiling to rear panel, tiny spot of browning to front blank fly-leaf else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Sahara (SIGNED COPY)

Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London
Quarto size (4to) in blue boards, gilt lettering to spine, 256pp, colour plates, etc. Signed by author on title-page (no other inscription)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Red Grooms and Ruckus Manhattan

Braziller, New York
Large Quarto size (4to). in thick, cream linen covered boards, black lettering to spine, 82pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in an edge-rubbed VERY GOOD- complete Dust Jacket with two short closed tears and slight chipping to spine ends and corner tips (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Bruce Russell - GMT - Glyphs, Morphs and Tropes (Beardsmore Gallery 7 - 31 October 1999 and touring)

Kingston University Press, Kingston Upon Thames
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, colour plates, etc
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Korea - Die Alten Konigreiche (Museum Rietberg Zurich, 19 Marz - 9 Juli 2000)

Museum Rietberg Zurich
Very heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy boards, 395pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Errat sheet loosely inserted (as issued). Text in German
NEW
1st editionHardcover
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Labour Laws for Women - Their Reason and Their Results (City Branch Pamphlets No 2)

Independent Labour Party, London
Tall Octavo size (8vo). pamphlet, 24pp including covers, bibliography at rear. Originally issued in loose sheets or sometimes stapled, this copy has been neatly sewn with black thread
Covers slightly tanned and faintly dusty else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
Softcover
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Lino Mannocci the Annunciation (Curwen Gallery, London 11 June - 11 July 1992)

Curwen Gallery, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 56pp on stiff paper, colour plates, etc
AS NEW (rear cover faintly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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Hugh Macdiarmid - The Raucle Tongue - Hitherto Uncollected Prose Volume III / Vol 3

Carcanet, Manchester
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 670pp, bibliography, index etc
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Sesame and Lilies, - Three Lectures - New Complete Edition 1893

George Allen, Orpington & London
Octavo size (8vo) finely bound in full vellum, bevelled edges, ornate gilt rule to both covers and spine, black leather labels to spine with gilt lettering, blue marbled end-papers with ornate gilt edging to inner covers, name on 2nd blank fly leaf (dated 1894), xxxvi plus 228pp
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (leather spine labels are rubbed, covers slightly dusty)
Hardcover
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Ricardo Garcia - La Noche Transfigurada (Sala Triunfo, Granada 4 - 27 Marzo 1999)

Fundacion Caja de Granada / Sala Triunfo, Granada
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 36pp, colour plates, etc. Text in Spanish, French and Portugese
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities British Museum - Volume II / Vol 2

Trustees of the British Museum / Longmans, London
Octavo size (8vo) nicely rebound in contemporary blind ruled black cloth, gilt lettering to spine (originally published only in paper wrappers). 264pp, xxvii plates at rear
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (tiny nick and very thin sliver of rub to head of spine, tiny creases to top cover corner tips from slight bumping, pages tanned, very faint name stamp to top edge of title-page)
1st editionHardcover
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The Bab Ballads with Which Are Included Songs of A Savoyard (Leather Binding)

Macmillan, London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo) bound in 1/2 brown leather with matching cloth covered boards, leather corner pieces, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, top edge gilt, marbled end-papers, 563pp, 350 illustrations in text, index etc. Inscription dated 1905 on first blank fly-leaf
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (very slight wear to top cover corner tips, mild rub to bottom corners and spine ends, slight sunning to spine)
Hardcover
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Personal Choice - A Celebration of Twentieth Century Photographs - Selected and Introduced by Photographers, Painters and Writers (Victoria & Albert Museum, London 23 March - 22 May 1983)

Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Folio size in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 130pp, full page photos with opposing descriptive text and notes by their selectors. This copy has the loosely inserted private view invitation card from Sir Roy Strong to Mark Holborn, the selector of two of the photos in the exhibition
A well preserved FINE copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, page-block edges slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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