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Deep Roots - Photographs and Text by Darin Wahl (SIGNED COPY)

Arseya Llc, New Jersey
Extra large landscape 4to in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 143pp, mainly b/w photos. Inscribed and signed by Darin Wahl on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy still very close to new
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Clive Hicks-Jenkins (SIGNED COPY)

Lund Humphries, Farnham
1st printing. Large heavy 4to. in bright red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 240pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by Clive Hicks-Jenkins on the half title leaf
AS NEW in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (minute nick to top corner tip of front flap fold, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Justice Not Vengeance (SIGNED COPY)

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
Heavy 8vo. in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 372pp, plates, index. this copy inscribed and signed by Simon Wiesenthal on the half title leaf
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute nick to bottom corner tip of front flap fold, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Sylvia Edwards (Signed Limited Edition)

Pallas Athene, London
Large, very heavy 4to in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 191pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Each copy of this book has four lithographs printed on thick textured or moulded paper with printed tissue guards. One print in each book made was signed and numbered 1 to 500 by Edwards in pencil (making a total issue of 2,000 copies). This copy has No. 37 of 500 signed prints of 'Scarlet Parade (1999)'. There was also an ordinary edition made, without the lithographs, which confusingly has the same ISBN number
An extremely well preserved NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Plastic Art - A Precarious Success Story

Axa Art Research / Axa Art Insurance Publication
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 88pp, illustrations in text, glossary, etc. On the conservation of art made from plastic
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Bronislaw Krzysztof - Rzeba / Medal / Rysunek (SIGNED COPY)

KPMG, Warsaw
Large 4to. in blind embossed grey cloth covered boards, 112pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Bronislaw Krzysztof on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Survey of London Vol XXI - Tottenham Court Road and Neighbourhood (The Parish of St Pancras Part III)

London County Council, London
Large heavy 4to. in navy blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, xix + 176pp + 99pp plates at rear, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (some very slight shelf-rub to cover bottom edges, pages slightly tanned) in a lightly edge-worn but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Hughie O'Donoghue - the Journey

Leeds Museums & Galleries
Large 4to. in light green cloth, silver lettering to spine, 72pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Important Art of New China 1949 - 1979 (China Guardian Auction Catalogue October 19 1996)

China Guardian Auctions, Beijing 1996
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers. Lots 391 - 512, all or most illustrated in colour. Dual text in English and Mandarin
An almost AS NEW copy (slight bump to bottom edge of spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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An Historical Account of Those Parishes in the County of Middlesex Which Are Not Described in the Environs of London

T Cadell Jun and W Davies in the Strand, London
Heavy 4to. in quarter red leather with red buckram boards, viii + 316pp, 17 plates all present and this book is collated complete.
An ex-reference library copy, hinges parting but still holding comfortably, library cancels to front end-papers and verso of title-page which also has perforated library name at bottom margin. All of the plates have a very small name stamp on the verso which has been carefully done and does not show through. All four foldout plates have been professionally and very nicely linen backed. One plate has an approx 5mm sliver of loss to the outer fore-margin but still leaves plenty of room (approx 15mm) between it and the plate border. All leaves are just a little tanned, all the plates are moderately tanned and foxed. Overall a GOOD copy
1st editionHardcover
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Painting & Sculpture of A Decade 54 - 64 (Tate Gallery, London, 22 April-28 June 1964)

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation/ Tate Gallery, London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers, 272pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (some mild cover edge-rub)
1st editionSoftcover
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Steel Horizon - Poems of the North Sea (Signed limited edition)

Incline Press, Oldham
Tall 4to. in printed boards, 52pp, 29 poems and 10 full-page linocuts. Hand set in Lectura and printed on Magnani Avorio paper, No. 85 of 200 copies, signed by both Wonhams'
AS NEW
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Brassai - Picasso & Co

Thames & Hudson, London
1st printing. 8vo in bright orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 289pp, plates, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Incarnate - Marc Quinn (Gagosian Gallery, New York May 30 - July 4 1998)

Booth-clibborn Editions, London
Large heavy 4to. in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, silvered end-papers, unpaginated, approx. 250pp on thick art paper, colour plates (1 large foldout plate at rear) etc.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint hint of sunning to cover top edges) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to outer margin of inner flaps). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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A Series of Discourses on the Christian Revelation - Viewed in Connection with the Modern Astronomy

Edinburgh
8vo in contemporary quarter brown leather with matching marbled boards, 276pp, 4pp publishers ads at rear. With the armorial bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper of Edward Turnour, 4th Earl Winterton
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (mild wear to cover corner tips, small chip to head of spine (not glaring), some light pencil annotations to text mainly at the rear, easily and cleanly erased when tested)
Hardcover
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To London Town (Tauchnitz 3390)

Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig
Octavo size (8vo) in black printed stiff paper wrappers, 279pp, rear cover book list dated February 1906 (not listed in Todd and Bowden)
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ copy (spine very slightly tanned, covers faintly dusty, top edge of page block a little dust darkened, short closed tear to bottom edge of spine at front hinge fold
Softcover
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Proceedings of the Eleventh International Balint Congress, Held in Exeter College, Oxford, England, 9-13 Septemebr 1998

Balint Society / Limited Edition Press, Southport
Large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers, 218pp
AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Design France 2000

Marketing Magazine, Suresnes
Folio size in colour printed silver laminated boards, 223pp, mainly colour plates of French product graphics and design. Text in French
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Forty Years On

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Tall Octavo size (8vo) in folded glossy card self wrappers. 78pp. The correct first issue with the publishers printed sticker covering the incorrect description of the cover photo
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, small faint flat crease to rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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The House of Nightingales (SIGNED COPY)

Severn House, London
1st printing. Inscribed and signed by Ebel (as 'Suzanne') on title page. Uncommon in hardback (small edition)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Matthias Hoch (Dogenhuis Galerie, Leipzig / Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam / Rocket, London / Rena Bransten, San Francisco - 2008)

Rocket Gallery, London
Extra Large landscape folio size in die cut black stiff card covers (hand sewn). 16 beautifully reproduced colour photos printed on heavy art paper. One of a small number of signed copies done for the Rocket exhibition
NEW copy
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paul McCarthy

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York / Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 256pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Antologia Italiana

Stoccarda, Edoardo Hallberger
8vi in elaborately blind and gilt stamped purple buckram binding with silk laid paper end-papers, all edges gilt. 368pp, engraved 2nd fly-leaf with contemporary ink inscription. Text in Italian
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy (spine and top margin of front cover sunned, small private library label to spine, end-papers slightly foxed)
1st editionHardcover
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