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The Stately Homo - A Celebration of the Life of Quentin Crisp (SIGNED by Paul Bailey)

Bantam, London
8vo in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 251pp, plates in colour and b/w. This copy signed by the editor Paul Bailey, on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (pages very faintly tanned) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Anthony Caro - Galvanised Steel Sculptures (Annely Juda Fine Art, London 13 September - 26 October / Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York 18 October - 21 November 2007)

Annely Juda Fine Art, London
Large landscape 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 103pp on stiff art paper colour plates, etc. Private view invitation loosely inserted
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Jacob Epstein - Sculpture and Drawings (Leeds City Art Gallery 16 April - 21 June / Whitechapel Art Gallery, London 3 July - 13 September 1987)

Leeds City Art Gallery / Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Large heavy Folio in colour printed stiff card covers 289pp on stiff art paper, plates etc.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, single reading crease to spine)
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Charles M Russell - Paintings Drawings and Sculpture in the Amon G Carter Collection - A Descriptive Catalog

University of Texas Press for the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth
1st printing. Large, very heavy 4to in patterned grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 148pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition in a spine sunned and slightly edge-creased but otherwise VERY GOOD Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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Neanderthals and Modern Humans in the European Landscape During the Last Glaciation - Archaeological Results of the Stage 3 Project

Mcdonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge
Large heavy 4to. in illustrated glazed boards (as issued) 265pp
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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All the Usual Hours of Sleeping

Calder & Boyars, London
8vo in olive green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 233pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (this sliver of slight sunning to head of spine, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a slightly dusty and slightly spine tanned but otherwise FINE publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers price sticker to inner flap (signs of very small price label removal from rear panel, looks fine in its protector)
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Alison C Musker RWS - A Painter's Travels (John Adams at Ebury Galleries, London 29 April - 3 May 2008)

John Adams, London
Square 4to in stiff card covers, 36pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (slight sunning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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J J Tissot - Prints From the Gotlieb Collection

Art Services International, Alexandria
Large heavy 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, 184pp, plates etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (name on fly-leaf, tiny speck of rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Silk - A Story of a Peasant's Toil / La Seta - Storia di una Fatica Contadina

Fertimont
1st printing. Tall Quarto size (4to) in cream textured boards, gilt embossed lettering to spine and front cover, 139pp on various sizes and types of paper, plates in colour and b/w, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and Italian. A history of silk weaving, its techniques and manufacturing processes
A well preserved FINE copy (hint of tanning to edges) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket, a very nice copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Spectacular Career of Clarkson Stanfield 1793 - 1867 - Seaman, Scene-Painter, Royal Academician

Tyne and Wear County Council Museums, Tyne & Wear
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 184pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Plus two printed errata slips, one double sided A4 and one much smaller (approx 45 corrections in all)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (small sliver of rippling to laminate on rear cover fore-edge, few spots of slight shelf rub to cover bottom edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Glen Baxter Returns to Normal

Bloomsbury, London
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in colour printed laminated boards (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 100pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (pages very faintly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Old and Modern Masters of Photography

Her Majesties Stationary Office / Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 7pp text plus 59 full page plates
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (covers tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Barry Flanagan Sculpture (Venice Biennale / Museum Haus Esters / Whitechapel Art Gallery June 1982 - February 1983)

British Council, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers with colour printed glossy art paper wrapper, 95pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute faint crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Ai Weiwei - According to What?

Prestel, London, Munich & New York
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed thick boards, 144pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Joel-Peter Witkin - Forty Photographs (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 1986 and Touring)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Large Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 47pp on glossy art paper, full page plates, etc
FINE, a well preserved very clean and tight copy (covers faintly tanned, few specks of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Responding to Rome - British Artists in Rome 1995 - 2005

British School At Rome / British Academy, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 95pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Edwin Janssen - de Zondeval

Stadsgalerij Heerlen
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed card covers. Colour plates, etc. Dual text in Dutch and English. One of 500 copies
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Recent Painting by Raul Russo (Wildenstein, London 25th April - 18th May 1979)

Wildenstein, London
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 16pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
Covers a little foxed or tanned else about FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Anita Klein - Italian Angels

Five Leaves Publications, Nottingham
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 64pp, colour plates, etc
AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Knight Turns its Head and Laughs (Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich University 15 September - 12 October 2011)

Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in stiff paper wraps, 10pp, illustrated in colour throughout
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Andrew Mansfield - Recent Paintings (Manchester City Art Gallery 13 July - 1 September 1996)

Manchester City Art Galleries
4to in stiff card covers, 31pp, plates etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (mild'ish crease near bottom edge adjacent to spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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Civilian Occupation - the Politics of Israeli Architecture

Verso Books, London
octavo size (8vo) in bright red faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 191pp
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Simryn Gill - Inland (Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy 9 October - 13 December 2009)

Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy
Octavo size (8vo) size concertina folded 5 leaf exhibition guide illustrated in colour and b/w
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Welfare State International - Dead (Roundhouse, March 2 - 10 and Lanternhouse, 29 March 30 June 2001)

Welfare State International, Ulverston
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed thin card covers, 42pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Thorold Dickinson - The Man and His Films

Croom Helm, London
Octavo size (8vo) in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 215pp, plates, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a very slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Titian's Drawings

Macmillan, London
Folio size in brown cloth with bevelled edges, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, 24pp text plus 50 single sided full page plates, each with tissue guard. This copy, incidentally, belonged to T Sturge Moore (poet, author and artist 1870 - 1944) and has his pencil name on the front blank fly-leaf
Faint'ish mild soil to very bottom edge of covers and page block, minor foxing to end-papers else about FINE, an otherwise well preserved, very clean and tight copy in a soiled but largely complete GOOD only Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Sarah Stone - Natural Curiosities From the New Worlds

Natural History Museum / Merrell Holberton, London
Extra Large 4to. in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 159pp on thick art paper, colour plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Eric Gill

Faber & Faber, London
Large 8vo in black boards, red lettering to spine, 338pp, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy ( top edge of page block faintly dusty) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (merest hint of sunning to spine panel)
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Ceri Richards and Dylan Thomas - Keys to Transformation

Enitharmon Press, London
4to in red and black printed stiff card covers, 137pp, plates, etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (slight tanning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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Chinese and Exotic Rugs

A Zwemmer, London
Large heavy 4to. in bright blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 246pp, illustrations in text, colour plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (spine panel very slightly sunned, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
Dustjacket
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