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George Lappas - Mappemonde (Biennale of Venice, Aperto 1988)

Biennale of Venice, Aperto 1988
Extra Large landscape 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (tiny slight bump to bottom corner tip of page-block fore-edge)
1st editionSoftcover
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Oriental Rugs - Volume 3 - the Carpets of Afghanistan

Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge
Heavy 4to. in tan cloth, gilt lettering to spine and faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 192pp plus publishers ads at rear, map end-papers, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc. Reprint of the much enlarged 1990 edition (originally published in a shorter version in 1983)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (hint of sunning to cover bottom edges, very top corner tip of front blank fly-leaf clipped) in a NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Art of the Curious - An Exhibition of the Rare, the Bizarre and the Beautiful (Colnaghi, London & Munich 2 - 25 October 2013)

Colnaghi, London & Munich
Large 4to. in stiff card covers with colour printed and embossed paper skull pasted to front cover (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 50pp on stiff art paper illustrated in colour throughout
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1st editionSoftcover
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Michael Taylor - Recent Paintings (Waterhouse Dodd, London 22 November - 22 December 2006)

Waterhouse Dodd, London
Large square 4to in stiff card covers, 28pp, tissue end-leaves, colour plates, etc. Private view invitation card and price list both loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny slight crease to bottom cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Philip Wilson Steer 1860 - 1942 - Paintings and Watercolours (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 21 Jabnuary - 31 March 1986 and Touring)

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge / Arts Council of Great Britain., London
Landscape 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 84pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Artists At Curwen - A Celebration of the Gift of Artists' Prints from the Curwen Studio

Tate Gallery, London
Quarto size (4to) red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 167pp, colour plates, index etc
A well preserved FINE copy (pages tanned) in very faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Traumender Bacchant - Der Bildhauer, Maler, Graphiker Fritz Wiedemann

Pfalzer Kunst, Landau in Der Pfalz
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards, 144pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Text in German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Archaeologia or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity - Volume LII Second Series Vol II (52 / 2)

Society of Antiquaries, London
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in the publishers original brown linen covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 314pp, full page plates and illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (tiny nick to cloth at head of spine panel, slight fading to boards at fore-edge)
1st editionHardcover
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Lucy Jones- Stepping Out Into A World Beyond (Flowers, London 27 November 2008 - 3 January 2009)

Flowers, London
Large landscape 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 119pp, colour plates, etc
AS NEW in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Richard Wentworth - Sculpture (Riverside Studios, London 18 March - 12 April 1987)

Riverside Studios, London
8vo in stiff card covers, 56pp on stiff art paper, plates etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Guy Taplin (Messum's, London 2 February - 5 March 2011)

Messum's, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Price list and private view invitation card both loosely inserted
Almost AS NEW (slight faint crease to cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Objects for the Ideal Home - Legacy of Pop Art (Serpentine Gallery, London 11 September - 20 October 1991)

Serpentine Gallery, London
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers with photo illustrated Dust Jacket, 56pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Juliao Sarmento - Casanova (XLVII Venice Biennial - Palazzo Vendramin Ai Carmini Portuguese Pavilion - 1997

Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
1st printing. Landscape 4to in black cloth covered boards, red lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 64pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (booksellers blind stamp to half title leaf) in a faintly dusty but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Keith Grant - North by New English (Chris Beetles, London 7 June - 31 August 2017)

Chris Beetles, London
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 64pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Price list loosely inserted
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Lewis Noble (Hart Gallery, London February 2011)

Hart Gallery, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 20pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Revolution Continues - New Art From China

Saatchi Gallery / Jonathan Cape, London
Large, very heavy Square 4to in colour printed thick boards, 270pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in a FINE Dust Jacket (tiny nick to head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Catherine Yarrow - Not What I Want - A British Surrealist in Paris New York London (Austin Desmond Fine Art London 23 October22 November 2012)

Austin Desmond Fine Art., London
8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 64pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Ukawa Naohiro - Gas Book 07

Masanori Omae, Tokyo
Large 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 63pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Main text in Japanese with English captions and descriptions
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Wilfrid De Glehn 1870 - 1951 (Messum's, London 2017)

Messum's, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Martin Walser - Plays Volume 1 - the Rabbit Race - the Detour

John Calder, London
8vo in bright blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 172pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (pages slightly tanned) in a slightly tanned and very slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Chagall - Love and the Stage 1914 - 1922 (Royal Academy of Arts, London 2 July - 4 October 1998)

Merrell Holberton / Royal Academy of Arts, London
Large square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 104pp, colour plates (some folding), etc
An AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Marwan - Gemalde (Galerie Michael Hasenclever, Munchen 2008)

Galerie Michael Hasenclever, Munchen
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 32pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in German
FINE, a very clean and tight copy still close to new
1st editionSoftcover
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Alan Johnston - Tactile Geometry

Bartha Contemporary, London
Large landscape 4to. in colour printed boards, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Angels and Monsters - Male and Female Sopranos in the Story of Opera 1600 - 1900

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
large 8vo in boards, 325pp, index etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Stephen Williams - Works Installed (SIGNED COPY)

Frontier Publishing, Kirstead
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 60pp, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Williams, in pencil, on the title-page
NEW copy
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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
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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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)
1st editionSoftcover
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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 removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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 removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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