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Screen Printing - An Exhibition of Screenprints and how they are made (Scottish Arts Council touring exhibition 1980 - 1981)

Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour screen-printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 36pp, plates and 6 tipped-in coulour screen-print samples
A well preserved FINE copy (tiny nick to fore-edge of first leaf)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Information

Flamingo, London
1st printing. Heavy Octavo size (8vo). in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 493pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Self-portraits - Liz Rideal - National Portrait Gallery Insights

National Portrait Gallery, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 108pp, colour plates, index etc
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Wilhelmina Barnes-Graham - Paintings (Inglis Allen / Art First Contemporary Art, London 30 October - 22 November 2001)

Inglis Allen / Art First Contemporary Art, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 60pp, colour plates, etc
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Fayencen (Volkskunst in Der Slowakei)

Tatran, Bratislava
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in linen covered boards, 350pp, many colour plates and illustrations in text, etc. Text in German throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages slightly tanned) in a faintly tanned but otherwise almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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From Here to There - MacDonald Egan

Macdonald Egan, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in blind embossed black cloth, 155pp, illustrated in colour throughout. On the London property dvelopers. Plus loosely inserted typed compliments slip from Graham (MacDonald) and Colm (Egan) to the authors (Joe and Gill)
AS NEW
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Rembrandt - The Master & His Workshop - Etchings (National Gallery, London 26 March 24 May 1992 and touring)

National Gallery, London / Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 136pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians - Wolfgang Mozart Vol. VIII No. 4 April 1901 (HAND COLOURED COPY)

Roycrofters, East Aurora, New York
Octavo size (8vo) in string tied stiff card covers, variously paginated, approx. 44 pages, ornately printed and finely hand coloured title-page and numerous decorations in text
Very near FINE a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (slight creasing to yap edges, minute nicks to spine ends)
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The Charles Dickens Originals

T N Foulis, London & Edinburgh
Thick Octavo size (8vo) in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, 346pp, 30 tipped-in plates including frontispiece, index
An extremely well preserved and very clean and tight about FINE copy (spine a little sunned but gilt lettering still very bright, mild tanning to page-block edges)
1st editionHardcover
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Osian's Creative India Series - Bombay & Baroda 3 - with A Focus on the Progressives - Auction 23 March 2012 / 23rd Mar

Osian's, Mumbai
Large and very heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 307pp on glossy art paper, index, illustrated in colour throughout
Almost AS NEW (slight shelf rub to cover bottom edges) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (few spots of slight shelf rub to edges)
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Journey - Recent Works by Raghava KK (Gallery 27, London 1 - 6 October 2007)

Visual Art / Gallery 27, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 40pp, colour plates (one gatefold), etc
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Boris Becker - Wustenbilder - Desert Images - Mapping Lawrence of Arabia

Wienand, Koln
Extra Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in yellow and white printed boards, 95pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket (tiny slight bump to cover bottom edges from poor handling)
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Charles Angrand 1854 - 1926

Somogy Editions d'Art, Paris
Extra large square Quarto size (4to) in blind embossed blue faux cloth, 111pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in French
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket (tiny slight creases to top cover corner tips from bumping)
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Georgian Gardens (SIGNED COPY)

Hale, London
Octavo size (8vo) in bright green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 256pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed 'Best Wishes' and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in very faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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The Non Objective World - Twenty Five Years 1914 - 1939 (Annely Juda Fine Art, 28 June - 30 September 1978)

Annely Juda Fine Art, London
Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 96pp, plates etc. Constructivist works
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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Simon Carter 2009

David Messum Fine Art, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 64pp, colour plates, etc
Almost AS NEW, a very clean and tight copy (faint slight wrinkle to page-block fore-edge)
1st editionSoftcover
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Zoren Gold & Minori - Object That Dreams

Die Gestalten, Berlin
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy boards, 157pp, mainly full page erotic colour photos. Text in English throughout
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Christopher C Cook - The Fishing Room (Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover 12 April - 31 July 1990)

The Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in die cut stiff card covers, 20pp, colour plates, etc. A photographic record of Cook's installation at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, held 12 April - 31 July 1990
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (very slight crease from bumping to page-block fore-edge bottom corner tip)
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Architecture 3s - Lost Masterpieces - Crystal Palace, London 1851 - Palais des Machines, Paris 1889 - Pennsylvania Station, New York 1905 - 10

Phaidon, London
Extra large and heavy square Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated boards, unpaginated, approx. 180pp, plates, plans and illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight superficial bumping to rear cover)
1st editionHardcover
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No! I Don't Need Reading Glasses (SIGNED COPY)

Quercus, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 360pp, Inscribed and signed by the author (as Virginia) on the title-page
An almost AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Body Visual - Helen Chadwick - Letizia Galli - Donald Rodney (Barbican Centre, London 2 - 27 May 1996)

Arts Catalyst, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers, 36pp, plates etc
Almost AS NEW (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
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Exhibition of Sporting Paintings (Richard Green, London 10 - 31 October 1973)

Richard Green, London 1973
Large tall Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 120pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
A well preserved near FINE copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, covers very slightly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Spectator Vol I / Volume 1

David Niven, Edinburgh
Octavo size (8vo) in full brown calf, engraved frontispiece, 313pp plus 12pp index at rear
Near VERY GOOD (sliver of chipping to spine ends, lacks spine title label, mild wear to cover corner and edge tips, front hinge cracked but the strings are still strong and tight so the front cover holds well. Name on title-page dated 1799. Aside from some tanning the contents are clean and tight
Hardcover
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Defence in Depth

Faber London
144pp. 65 Bridge problems with answers
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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McSweeney's Thirty One / 31 old form unearthed

Eli Horowitz / McSweeney's, San Francisco
Quarto size (4to) in gilt embossed boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 156pp plus large folded booklet at rear (as issued)
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Breaking the Code - Daring Films that Mocked the Repression in Spain / Peliculas que Burlaron la Censura en Espana

Junta de Castilla Y Leon
Extra large Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff card covers, 152pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Dual text in English and Spanish
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Kosho Ito - Virus

Tate, St Ives
Small Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 63pp, colour plates, etc
NEW COPY
1st editionSoftcover
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Chinese Design

DAAB, Koln
Thick and very heavy extra large Octavo size (8vo) in thick colour printed boards, 399pp, colour plates throughout
Very slight crease to head of spine else a NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Unified Design - Arup Associates

Wiley, Chichester
Heavy Quarto size (4to) in black cloth backed colour printed boards, silver lettering to spine, 207pp. colour plates, plans etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Chan Ky-Yut - Recent Paintings and Artists Books

Lyric Edition, Gloucester Canada
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 104pp, colour plates, etc
NEW
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