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Zadok Ben David (Guangdong Museum of Art 9 March - 3 April 2007)

Artnews Contemporary Art
Large heavy 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 160pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English
Almost AS NEW (some very slight cover corner tip bumping)
1st editionHardcover
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Portfolio Five

Fountain Press, Kingston Upon Thames
1st printing. Large square Quarto size (4to) in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 159pp, colour plates, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (tiny crease to bottom cover corner tips from bumping) in a FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket
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The Story of the Memorial Fountain to Shakespeare .... etc. (SIGNED by George W Childs)

Privately Printed by the Riverside Press, Cambridge
8vo in cream cloth backed red cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, gilt lettering and decoration to front cover, 261pp, index. This copy is inscribed to Joseph Astor and signed by George W Childs who paid for and had the memorial erected in Stratford-upon-Avon. PLUS loosely inserted small 25pp booklet describing George Childs offices in Philadelphia
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (spine slightly tanned and dusty, page-block edges tanned)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Jan Von Holleben - Ho Ho ho

Photographer's Office, Berlin
4to in bright yellow cloth, white dots to front cover, unpaginated, approx. 44pp, colour plates, etc. Sparse text in English. No 332 of 500 hand numbered copies
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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An Exhibition by Bruce Weber at Fahey / Klein Gallery Los Angeles California, May 1991 and at Parco Exposure Gallery Tokyo, November Nineteen Ninety One

Treville, Tokyo / Bulfinch Press, New York
1st printing. Folio in photo illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 120pp on stiff art paper. Text in English
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Ryszard Horowitz (SIGNED COPY)

M. M. Art Books, New York
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers, 142pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. This copy signed by Ryszard Horowitz on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (very slight shelf-rub to cover bottom edges) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (hint of shelf rub to edges)
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Ronan Barrot (Claude Bernard, Paris 8 Octobre - 20 Novembre 2010) **SIGNED COPY**

Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed flexible boards, 100pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English. Boldly iInscribed and signed by Barrot (as Ronan) on the front blank fly-leaf and his ink email address on the last leaf.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny slight crease to overlapping cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Eighteenth Century Gold Boxes of Europe

Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge
Thick, very heavy 4to in light olive green cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, 500pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. The definitive work on the subject. This copy has been inscribed by his partner Margo and his son Nicholas (chairman of Wartski) shortly after the authors' death and includes an engraved card regarding from the family and Wartski.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE Dust Jacket (faintly creased at head of spine panel, looks new in its protector)
HardcoverDustjacket
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The Arrogant Connoisseur - Richard Payne Knight 1751 - 1824

Manchester University Press, Manchester
Thick 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 189pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Includes catalogue to the still definitive Whitworth Art Gallery exhibition of 1982.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy still close to new (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Damien Hirst - Romance in the Age of Uncertainty

White Cube, London
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff thin covers, 144pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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A History of the Bible As Literature - Volume One / Vol 1 - From Antiquity to 1700

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
8vo in boards, 375pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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England and the Octopus

Geoffrey Bles, London
8vo in publishers' original cream cloth backed blue paper covered boards, printed paper label to spin, 188pp, 16pp plates at rear.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (small chip to paper spine label, mild tanning or foxing to leaves, light rub to covers)
1st editionHardcover
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Science Fiction As Science Fiction (SIGNED COPY)

Brans Head, Frome
8vo in stiff card covers, 39pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (spine and cover spine margins a little tanned)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Bill Jacklin - Retratos Urbanos (SIGNED COPY)

Cosorcio De La Ciudad De Santiago, Santiago
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 173pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates (some folding), etc. Text in Spanish. Boldly inscribed and signed by Jacklin (as Bill) on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (mild reading crease to spine)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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From Newspeak to Cyberspeak - A History of Soviet Cybernetics

Mit Press, Cambridge & London
8vo in red cloth, black lettering to spine. 369pp, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Hitler - 1889 - 1936 - Hubris (SIGNED COPY)

Allen Lane / Penguin Press, London
1st printing. Thick, very heavy 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 845pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by Ian Kershaw on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Colonialism and Iban Warfare

Obe-tryck Sthim, Stockholm
Large 8vo in stiff card covers, 209pp plus maps at rear, bibliog, index etc. Text in English throughout. This copy inscribed and signed (as Ulla) by the author on the front fly leaf.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (covers slightly tanned, slight flat crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Sacred Hunger (SIGNED COPY of the 1st Edition, 4th impression)

Hamish Hamilton, London
4th iImpression . Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 629pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (pages slightly tanned) in a slightly spine sunned and very slightly edge-nicked but otherwise Near FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Kinsey - Photographer - A Half Century of Negatives by Darius and Tabitha May - Volume One: the Family Album & Other Early Work - Volume Two: the Magnificent Years

Black Dog & Leventhal, New York
Large and very heavy Folio in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, blind embossed lettering to front cover, 319pp. Both volumes bound as one in this 'de-luxe' edition
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (minute speck of rub to flap fold corner tips, hint of tanning to top edge of inner flaps, thin sliver of versy slight creasing to head of spine panel, looks new in its protector)
HardcoverDustjacket
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Shirley Hughes - A Life Drawing - Recollections of An Illustrator (SIGNED COPY)

Bodley Head, London
Large heavy 4to. in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 208pp, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Shirley Hughes on the half title leaf
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (barely visible spot of surface rub to front cover adjacent to spine) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (barely noticeable short closed tear to top edge of front panel, small patch of slight creasing to spine, looks new in its protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Skirts - 8th Air Force Show - Souvenir Program

United States Special Service Section, 8th Air Force, London
8pp printed program for the US 8th Air Force production of 'Skirts' at the Cambridge Theatre, London on January 25 1944, colour printed front and rear covers, 2 cast photos, fake humourous ads, etc.
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean copy (mild foxing, mild central crease - now flat)
1st editionSoftcover
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In A Nutshell - A Loan Exhibition of Japanese Netsuke From European Collections

Rosemary Bandini, London
Extra Large 4to. in thick colour printed glossy boards, 113pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliog, index etc. Published to accompany the exhibition held by the International Netsuke Society and the Embassy of Japan in the UK - 4 April - 31 May 2013
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Portfolio Six / 6

Fountain Press, Kingston Upon Thames
1st printing. Square Quarto size (4to) in brown faux cloth, silver lettering to spine, 160pp, illustrated in colour throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (some faint edge creasing, looks new in its protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Dusan Kochol - W. Ego Journals

Published by the Artist, Bratislava
Large landscape 4to. in dark grey cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, approx 32pp on thick glossy art paper, brief text with 25 full page colour photos of Kochol's work, plus a large colour photo on thin card of another work by him loosely inserted
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Jon Groom - Between the Light Paintings and Watercolors 2002 - 2006 (SIGNED COPY) UK spelling - watercolours

Prestel, Munich, Berlin, London & New York
Large heavy landscape 4to in thick boards, 143pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German. Inscribed and signed by Jon Groom (as Jon) on the half title leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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The Door - Jin Feng

Published by the Artist
Large heavy 4to. in stiff card covers with colour printed thin card wrapper, approx. 118pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Mandarin. Published by Jin Feng to accompany an exhibition of the artists work at the Saatchi Gallery, London in 2015
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Norman Parkinson - Sisters Under the Skin

Quartet Books, London
4to in red cloth, silver lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 140pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread or barely read copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Portraits of An Industry - An Exhibition of Pictures Depicting the Personnel, Aspects and Services of the British Chemical Industry (New English Art Club Suffolk Galleries, London 18 October - 9 November 1946)

Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), London
8vo in printed stiff card covers, 24pp, plates, index etc
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (covers a little tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Jan Von Holleben - Sergei Sviatchenko - Mutatis Mutandis - with Those Things Having Been Changed Which Need to Be Changed

Photographer's Office, London
8vo in bright blue cloth, silver embossed motif to front cover, unpaginated, approx. 64pp, colour photomontage etc. No. 302 of 500 hand numbered copies
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Hurouf - the Art of the World (Sotheby's, Doha 16 December 2010 exhibition and auction catalogue )

Sotheby's, Doha
Heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 180pp on thick glossy art paper, 145 items, about half being calligraphy by modern artists and the rest ancient to Ottoman, all illustrated in colour with English descriptions and notes.
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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