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Anish Kapoor - Marsyas (First Edition)

Tate Publishing, London
1st printing. Large Quarto size (4to). in grey cloth, black lettering to spine. 120pp, colour plates, etc. The Turbine Hall exhibit at Tate Modern, London 9 October 2002 - 6 April 2003
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Sketches in Verse

Privately Published by the Author
Octavo size (8vo) in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, bevel edges, top edge gilt, 121pp on thick hand made paper, approx 50 tipped in plates, 3 in colour including a colour illustrated title-page. This copy is inscribed and initialled by the author to the illustrator Gordon Browne.
VERY GOOD (covers slightly rubbed and spotted, contents fine, clean and tight). A nice copy
1st editionHardcover
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Modern Coffee Production

Leonard Hill, London
Thick, heavy large Octavo size (8vo) in light brown cloth, dark brown lettering to spine, 467pp, plates illustrations in text, index etc
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved very clean and tight copy (tiny bump to cloth at mid spine, page-block edges slightly tanned) in a rubbed VERY GOOD- Dust Jacket (chipped along top edges and base of spine panel, looks presentable in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Ivan Ostafiychuk

Published by the Artist, Ontario
Large Quarto size (4to). in grey cloth, gilt lettering and tipped on colour plates to front cover (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 48pp on thick art paper, plates in colour and b/w, illustrations in text, etc. text in English with short summary in German and Ukrainian at rear
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (slight tanning to top edge of page block)
1st editionHardcover
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Alex Spremberg - Wrong Angles (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 3 September - 30 October 2011)

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth Australia
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 64pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Dragoljub Todosijevic - Rasa - Light and Darkness of Symbols / Svetlost I Tama Simbola (Pavilion of Serbia, 54th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale Di Venezia June 4 - November 27 2011)

Novi Sad / Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina
Large square Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Edition of 1,500 copies. Dual text in English and Serb
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Proceedings of 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies - London 21 - 26 August 2006 (3 Volumes Complete Vol 1 / I - Plenary Papers; 2 / II Abstracts of Panel Papers; 3 / III Abstracts of Communications

Ashgate, Aldershot
All three volumes uniformly bound in colour printed stiff card covers, 395, 310 and 401pp
All NEW unread copies (very slight shelf rub to bottom edge of front cover of volume 2)
1st editionSoftcover
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Mon Bearn (SIGNED COPY)

Editions D'aquitaine
Octavo size (8vo) bound in half dark brown leather, brown patterned cloth covered boards, marbled end-papers, top edge gilt, raised bands with gilt rule and gilt lettering to spine, 176pp. No 46 of 470 on velin bouffant. This copy inscribed and signed by the author on the half title leaf
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Diverse Practices - A Critical Reader on British Video Art

University of Luton Press, Luton
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff card covers, 384pp, illustrations in text, etc
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy still close to new (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Quentin Blake - Words and Pictures

Jonathan Cape, London
1st Impression. Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in dark blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 205pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges) in an almost AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket (faint hint of sunning to spine)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Victor Laks (SIGNED COPY)

Editions Art Moderne, Paris
8vo in illustrated stiff card covers, 121pp, plates in colour and b/w, list of exhibitions loosely inserted (as issued), text in French. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by Victor Laks on the title-page
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (mild tanning to spine)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Peter Doig - Blizzard Seventy- Seven

Kunsthalle Zu Kiel / Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 151pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Child's Life of Jesus

T C & E C Jack, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in tan cloth with ornate arts and crafts gilt embossed designs to the spine, front and rear covers, top edge gilt, ornate red printed end-papers. 423pp on good quality paper, index, and 30 colour plates by Woodroffe, one of which is repeated as a panel on the front cover (as issued). Though not stated the cover design was also by Woodroffe who was noted for his Arts and Crafts book designs, of which this is afine example. This is the first edition, a second edition appeared in 1909 in a cheaper binding and with only 24 of the colour plates.
An extremely well preserved FINE barely-read and very clean and tight copy (some slight tanning to page-block edges)
1st editionHardcover
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Hock-Aun Teh - Journey - New Paintings (3818 Cool Gallery, Beijing 18 September - 30 October 2005)

3818 Cool Gallery, Beijing / Patrick Davies, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 88pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Mandarin
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel - Tangled Alphabets

Museum of Modern Art, New York / Cosac Naify, Sao Paulo
Large heavy 4to. in dark grey cloth, 199pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliographies etc. Text in English throughout
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Clive Boursnell - Covent Garden Market (SIGNED COPY)

Studio Vista, London
Square 4to in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. unpaginated, approx. 160pp, mainly full page b/w photos, map at rear. Boldly inscribed and signed by Boursnell on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves, top edge of page block very slightly dusty) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Land and Landscape - the Painting of James Morrison (Fleming Collection, London 19 February - 6 April 2013)

Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation, London
Heavy 4to. in thick boards, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 160pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc with 3/4 height colour printed dust jacket (as issued). There are 2 variant dust jackets - this copy shows a reproduction of the painting 'Summer Isles, Pat Macleod's View' (2002)
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Land and Landscape - the Painting of James Morrison (Fleming Collection, London 19 February - 6 April 2013)

Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation, London
Heavy 4to. in thick boards, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 160pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc with 3/4 height colour printed dust jacket (as issued). There are 2 variant dust jackets - this copy shows a reproduction of the painting 'John Ogilvie's Field, Winter' (1993)
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Calder (A Study of the Works of Alexander Calder)

Thames & Hudson, London
1st printing. 4to in olive green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 192pp, colour printed end-papers to a design by Calder, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of sunning to cover edge tips) in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (2 barely visible and neatly repaired short closed tears to bottom edge, looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Land and Landscape - the Painting of James Morrison (Fleming Collection, London 19 February - 6 April 2013)

Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation, London
Heavy 4to. in thick boards, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 160pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc with 3/4 height colour printed dust jacket (as issued)
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Land and Landscape - the Painting of James Morrison (Fleming Collection, London 19 February - 6 April 2013)

Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation, London
Heavy 4to. in thick boards, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 160pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc with 3/4 height colour printed dust jacket (as issued)
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Jean Pierre Seguin - Portraits 1976 - 2006

Sagamie, Editions D'art, Alma, Quebec
Heavy 4to. in brown cloth, 257pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Altaf - A Retrospective (DAG Modern, New Delhi 2017)

Delhi Art Gallery / DAG Modern, New Delhi
Thick, very heavy 4to in colour printed textured thick boards, 251pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Timur Novikov - Ludwig II and Swan Lake - Autobiography - Manifesto

Anya Stonelake/white Space Gallery, London & the German Embassy, London / Timur Novikov Foundation
Small 8vo. in gilt embossed black cloth, 79pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. No. 9 of 50 copies made. Book gives ISBN as 9780955739477
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Feilden Clegg Bradley - The Environmental Handbook

Right Angle Publishing, London
Heavy landscape Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated thick boards, 235pp, plans, colour photos etc. Buildings and projects by the practice and 'primer' of methods etc at rear
NEW unread copy (minute bumps to bottom cover corner tips from poor handling)
1st editionHardcover
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Africa Adorned

Collins Harvill, London
Very heavy Folio in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 304pp, numerous colour photos, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a very slightly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector)
HardcoverDustjacket
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Collection Berjonneau-Munoz - Art Precolumbien (Millon, Paris - 20 Septembre 2017 - Auction Catalogue) Pre-columbian

Millon, Paris
Large heavy 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 218pp on thick glossy art paper, 112 lots all fully illustrated in colour and with notes etc. Introductory text in French and English, lot description in French
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Beyond Reason - Art and Psychosis Works From the Prinzhorn Collection

South Bank Centre / Hayward Gallery, London / University of California Press
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 195pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. For the exhibition of the same name Hayward Gallery, London 5 December 1996 - 23 February 1997
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Gods and Heroes in Late Archaic Greek Art

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Large heavy 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 375pp, plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning or foxing to page-block edges) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Chandos (2 Volumes Complete)

Tauchnitz, Leipzig (Copyright Edition)
1st Edition and 1st printing thus. Small Octavo size (8vo), both volumes bound in matching 3/4 glazed brown leather with dark olive buckram boards, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, 398pp and 352pp
FINE, an extremely well preserved and very clean and tight set in attractive bindings (small speck of very slight wear to bottom cover corner tips, mild foxing to end-leaves)
1st editionHardcover
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