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Terence Donovan - London Photographs (Museum of London 17 March - 1 August 1999)

Museum of London
4to in stiff card covers, 131pp on thick gloss art paper, mainly finely printed b/w photos
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy. An excellent copy of this elusive book
1st editionSoftcover
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Part Seen - Part Imagined - Meaning and Symbolism in the Work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald

Canongate Books, Edinburgh
Large 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 207pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy still close to new (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Stara Gradska I Seocka Arxitectura y Srbij / Anciennes Architectures Civile et Rurale en Serbie (English translation - Old Civil and Rural Architecture of Serbia)

Prosbet / Prosveta, Belgrade
Large Quarto size (4to). in cream linen backed paper covered boards, 188pp, 14pp plates, numerous plates, plans and illustrations of traditional housing and farm buildings, etc. Cyrillic text with French summary at rear
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (inscription on fly-leaf)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Damien Hirst - Romance in the Age of Uncertainty (2003 first edition)

White Cube, London
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff thin covers, 144pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Manual for the Solution of Military Cyphers

Aegean Park Press, Laguna Hills
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers. 112pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy. An excellent copy of the scarce 1st Edition
1st editionSoftcover
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Takamichi Ito 1960 - 2005 - Exhibition of Kinetic Sculpture (University Art Museum, Tokyo 19 January - 5 February 2006) SIGNED COPY

University Art Museum, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music 3f
Very large Square Quarto size (4to) in blind embossed stiff card covers with bright yellow wrapper, 97pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English and Japanese. Signed by Takamichi Ito on the verso of the title-page and opposite his photo portrait
Almost AS NEW (tiny speck of shelf rub to bottom cover corner tip) in a slightly sunned but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Mdina - Citadel of Memory (SIGNED COPY)

Atlantis, Malta
Square Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers 119pp, mainly captioned drawings. Presentation copy (inscribed to Monica Pidgeon the editor of Architectural Design magazine) and signed by Richard England on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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They Call it Wrestling - A Pictoral Anthology of the American Wrestler

Leisure Press, New York
Extra Large and heavy Quarto size (4to) in red boards, silver lettering to spine, 286pp, mainly nicely printed captioned photos of wrestlers in action.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny and very slight crease to bottom corner tip of front cover) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (slightly tanned, tiny nick to top corner of front flap fold, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Maximilian Meisse - Museumsinsel Berlin (SIGNED COPY)

Wasmuth
Large Quarto size (4to). in black boards, 95pp, mainly finely printed colour photos, brief text in English and German . Signed and dated (in pencil) by Maximilian Meisse on the title-page
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Heal's 1810 - 2010 - 200 Years of Design and Inspiration

Heal & Son, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in black silk covered boards, blind embossed lettering to spine and front cover, all page-block edges gilt, gold patterned end-papers, 167pp, numerous illustrations in text, gate-fold chronology etc. No. 1146 of 2000 copies
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Pedro Coronel - Retrospectiva

Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
Large Quarto size (4to). in dark red cloth, 126pp, colour plates, etc. Text in Spanish
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Favorite Story Book for Little Folk

Darton and Hodge, London
Small Quarto size (4to). in in ornately gilt and blind embossed red cloth, all page-block edges gilt, 255pp, frontispiece plus 15 full page plates all hand coloured. States 9th edition, but probably actually only a 2nd or 3rd edition thus - this publisher was known to skip a few editions, or print in very small editions of only one or two hundred copies to make it look like the book was selling better than it may have been to encourage sales (a trick later taken up by other publishers)
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (thin sliver of loss to cloth at spine ends, slight wear to spine edges, copperplate name on front free end-paper dated 1960, inscription on following blank fly-leaf dated 1863)
Hardcover
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Rudolf Hoflehner (SIGNED COPY)

Thames & Hudson, London
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in linen covered boards, black lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 100pp, plates etc. This copy inscribed to the art dealer Erica Brausen and signed by Rudolf Hoflehner on the half title leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (very slightly tanned, 3 tiny nicks to top edges, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The People's Biographical Dictionary - A Picture Gallery of Great Men of All Ages and Countries - Especially of Such As Have Lived Within the Last Century and by Their Own Efforts Raised Themselves and Benefited Their Species

John Cassell, London
Four volumes complete and bound as one in blue marbled boards with brown leather spine and corner pieces, gilt lettering and rule to spine. Pagination: iv + 144pp; 144pp; 144pp; 176pp. Copies of the complete set are quite scarce
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (mild rub to spine and corner tips, title-pages tanned and dusty, small defection to top corner tip of title-page to the 4th volume)
1st editionHardcover
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Bummaree - Photographs of Smithfield by Chris Clunn

Fior Books, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 32pp mainly very nicely printed captioned photos
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (small and very slight flat crease to front cover fore-edge, tiny flat crease to bottom corner tip of rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Angela Bulloch - Rule Book

Book Works, London
Extra large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers, 123pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Richard Rodney Bennett - Sonata No 2 for Solo Violin (SIGNED COPY)

Universal Edition, London
Large 4to. in stiff card covers, 11pp score (UE 14155). Signed by Richard Rodney Bennett in full on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy near in not far from new condition (few tiny spots of very mild foxing or tanning to blank verso of front cover)
Signed copySoftcover
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I Cavalieri del Santo Sepolcro - I Luoghi e le Immagini (Biblioteca Vallicelliana 24 Novembre 2004 - 31 Gennaio 2005)

Retablo Cultura Arte
Extra Large and heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 207pp, colour plates, sepia plates etc. Text in Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (inscription on front fly-leaf - possibly by one of the contributors)
1st editionSoftcover
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Larry Bell (Carre d'Art / Musee d'Art Contemporain de Nimes 25 Fevrier - 22 Mai 2011)

Les Presses Du Reel, Dijon / Idea Books, NL & London
4to in colour printed thick boards, silvered end-papers, 159pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in French
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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David Shrigley - Why We Got the Sack From the Museum (Complete with All Postcards - As Issued)

Redstone Press, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers with printed black cloth spine. Unpaginated, approx. 120pp with all front and rear thick card leaves of perforated stiff card 'postcards' still intact - a complete copy
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (Small bump to top corner tip of page-block fore-edge, slight flat crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Geometrie Der Figur - Luca Cambiaso und die Moderne Kunst

Museums Und Kunstverein Osnabruck
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 224pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in German
NEW copy (slight crease to paper on the bottom corner tip of rear cover - looks a minor production flaw)
1st editionHardcover
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John Burningham's Champagne (SIGNED COPY)

Loch Awe Books
Large heavy 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 184pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, photos etc. This copy boldly signed by John Burningham on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Quantum Theory As An Emergent Phenomenon - the Statistical Mechanics of Matrix Models as the Precursors of Quantum Field Theory

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
4to in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 225pp, bibliography, index.
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Post-Garden - Shen Qibin

Published by the Artist
Large heavy 4to. in silver embossed stiff card covers with colour printed thin card wrapper, approx. 154pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Mandarin. Published 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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Monk Dawson

Alison Press, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages faintly tanned, thin sliver of faint sunning to top edge tip of covers in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Traditional Architecture of Thatta

Heritage Foundation, Lari Research Centre, Karachi
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 166pp, map, photos, plans, bibliography, index etc. A detailed study of vernacular buildings of the city.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight sunning to spine, few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Damien Hirst - The Cancer Chronicles (SIGNED FIRST EDITION)

Other Criteria, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers, 36pp. First printing of Hirst's poetry done to accompany his White Cube exhibition 'Romance in the Age of Uncertainty'. This copy boldly signed by Hirst in red ink on the title-page. This first printing of 2003 was of about 1200 machine numbered copies (no one at Other Criteria has been able to give a precise figure). Of these about 200 were signed, but not all at once, as Hirst would sign a fresh bunch every now and again until stocks dried up.
An AS NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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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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Ann Stokes - Artists Potter (SIGNED COPY)

Lund Humphries, Farnham
Extra Large 4to. in bright orange cloth, black lettering to spine. 128pp on thick art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed in black ink and signed in blue ink by Ann Stokes on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (the front inner flap has been torn and creased but neatly repaired from the verso and looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Travels with Michael Palin - An Exhibition of Photographs by Basil Pao (Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock 31 March - 23 September 2012 / Royal Geographical Society, London 3 December - 25 January 2013) ***** SIGNED COPY *****

Studio 8 Editions, Hong Kong
Large heavy landscape 4to in thick colour printed boards, 216pp on stiff glossy art paper. Published to coincide with the major exhibitions of photos from 1988 to 2012 done for Michael Palin's books related to his travel documentaries. Inscribed and signed by Basil Pao on the title-page.
NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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