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Art and Architecture in Victorian Manchester - Ten Illustrations of Patronage and Practice

Manchester University Press, Manchester
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in rust red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 290pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (bottom edge of page block faintly dusty) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (tiny nick to top corner tip of front flap fold, looks new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Talks on Hasidism - The Art of Dying

Ma Yoga Laxmi, Rajneesh Foundation, Poona
Octavo size (8vo) in decorative gilt embossed marbled cloth covered boards, portrait photo end-papers, 263pp, plates, publishers ads at rear
An unusually well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (slightly oversize hence a very thin sliver of scuffing to the top edges, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy of the scarce first edition
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Golf From Two Sides

Longmans, Green and Co, London
1st printing. Large Octavo size (8vo) in the publishers' original black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 197pp, portrait frontispiece and 27 photographic plates showing grips, stances, swings etc
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (slight self rub to spine ends and cover corner tips, page-block edges tanned and slightly dusty)
1st editionHardcover
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Rescuing Da Vinci - Hitler and the Nazis stole Europe's great art - America and her allies recovered it (SIGNED COPY)

Laurel Editions, Dallas
Large, thick and very heavy Quarto size (4to) in blind embossed black cloth, 302pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, maps etc. Inscribed and signed by Robert Edsel author on the half title leaf
An AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (small crease to rear panel)
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Robert Mapplethorpe - Altars

Random House, New York
Thick, large Quarto size (4to) in heavy cloth slipcase. 139pp, plates etc
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket and slipcase
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In Deep Water and Other Stories (Hardcover First Edition)

Viking, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 116pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. A superb copy of the scarce first edition
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Arriving Where We Started (SIGNED COPY)

Harper & Row, New York
8vo in red cloth backed boards, silver lettering to spine, 261pp. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by author the front blank fly-leaf (signed as Barbara and dated by her March 1971)
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (slight tanning to edges) in a faintly edge-creased and very slightly spine sunned but otherwise about FINE Dust Jacket (Flat vertical crease to front inner flap, looks fine in its protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Lucien Mainssieux - 1885 - 1958

Didier Richard, Grenoble
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 110pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. PLUS loosely inserted extensive 10pp detailed list of exhibitions of Mainssieux (tableau des expositions), 6 4 x 5 inch photos of sketches by Mainssieux with hand written notes on rear of each, and 10pp of unattributed photocopied text regarding Mainssieux and Matisse. All text in French
The book is a FINE copy but for a tiny spot of soil to the page-block fore-edge, all the extra inserted material is in very good condition
1st editionSoftcover
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Important Jewels (Christie's, St Moritz Friday 20 and Saturday 21 February 1998 - Auction Catalogue / 20th - 21st Feb.)

Christie's, St Moritz
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 303pp, 525 lots all or most illustrated in colour
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (barely noticeable very slight bump to page-block bottom corner tip from poor handling)
1st editionSoftcover
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Transportes Interurbanos de Tenerife - Taller Central y Oficinas - Central Workshop and Offices

Titsa, Tenerife
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated boards, 64pp, photos, plans etc of the works by NTRES arquitectos. Dual text in English and Spanish
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Picture Show Annual 1930

Amalgamated Press, London
Hardback 1st Edition. 4to 160pp, plates etc
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (covers a little rubbed)
1st editionHardcover
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Hero and Leander

Stourton Press, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in blue cloth backed orange patterned paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 36pp printed in black with red and blue marginal text and capitals. One of 200 copies printed by Benjamin Fairfax Hall at his Stourton Press
Cloth spine sunned else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy with torn remnants of the original plain tissue dust wrapper loosely inserted
1st editionHardcover
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The Lesbian History Sourcebook - Love and Sex Between Women in Britain From 1870 to 1970

Routledge, London
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in silver embossed black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 292pp, bibliography, index etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Fauna Secreta - Joan Fontcuberta and Pere Formiguera (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Natureles, Madrid 29 Marzo - 15 Junio 1989)

Fundacio Caixa de Catalunya, Madrid
Tall Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated glossy card covers. 82pp, folding plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in Spanish with complete English translation at rear. The artists beautifully realised exhibition documenting and exhibiting unreal animals
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (inscription on title-page, slight bumpto bottom front corner)
1st editionSoftcover
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Tobacco Trade Year Book and Diary 1936

Tobacco / Industrial Newspapers, London
Thick Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards with black cloth spine. 162pp of text (tobacco laws from 1825, international import and excise duties, brand indexes, government laboratory supplement and advert leaves relating to tobacco, snuff, cigarettes, cigars, manufacture and smoking paraphernalia for the consumer and retailer. With a 104 page diary with interspersed note leaves on pink paper
VERY GOOD (paper over board edges chipped, boards dusty and tanned. A few pencil notes on the diary leaves easily and cleanly erased when tested, and a very few diary leaves lacking, contents otherwise still very clean and tight)
1st editionHardcover
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Alessandro Mendini (English Edition)

Giancarlo Politi Editore, Milan
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 196pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, hint of tanning to leaves)
1st edition
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Air and its Relations to Life - Being with Some Additions the Substance of A Course of Lectures Delivered in the Summer of 1874 At the Royal Institution of Great Britain

Longmans, Green and Co., London
Enlarged and corrected edition with new preface. 8vo in decoratively blind embossed brown buckram, gilt lettering to spine, 261pp + 1pp publishers ads at rear.
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (very mild signs of bookplate removal from front paste-down end-paper)
Hardcover
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Adelaide Lace (Signed Limited Edition)

Rigby, Adelaide
Large heavy 4to. in textured green faux-leather covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 207pp on glossy art paper, numerous illustrations in text, index etc. No 501 of 1001 copies signed by the author
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a VERY GOOD- Dust Jacket (two chips to top edge of front panel, mild wear to head of spine panel, looks very presentable in its protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Langlands & Bell (Valentina Moncada, Rome November 1991 and touring)

Langlands & Bell, London
Six matching 4to books in stiff glossy card covers published to coincide with the exhibition which was also shown at Luis Campana (Frankfurt & Cologne) and Paley Wright Interim Art, (London). Text in English, Italian and German. Housed in a plain white thin card slip-case
All books in NEW condition, the slip-case is slightly dusty and has a small creased bump to one of the rear corners.
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Fred Sandback

Zwirner & Wirth, New York
Extra Large 4to. in grey cloth, white lettering to spine, white embossed design to front cover, unpaginated, approx. 160pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Published to coincide with two exhibitions Fred Sandback: Early Work (November 22 - January 20 2007) and Fred Sandback: Large Scale Sculpture (November 22 - December 22 2006)
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Darren Almond - Moons of the Iapetus Ocean - the British Isles (White Cube, London 18 January - 23 February 2008)

White Cube, London
Large landscape 4to. in photo illustrated boards, unpaginated, approx. 100pp on thick art paper, colour photos, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Drawing the Future - Design Drawings for the 1939 New York Worlds Fair (Museum of the City of New York August 21 1996 - January 19 1997)

Museum of the City of New York
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 64pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. This copy from the private collection of architect and noted collector Eric R Kuhne with his 'Civic Arts' name stamp to first leaf
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Penny (1d) Pictorial Magazine Vol 13 & 14 / Volumes XIII and XIV complete and bound in one volume (No 157 June 7 1902 to No. 182 November 29 1902

Pictorial Magazine, London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo), 26 issues of the Pictorial Magazine, 1040pp in all, title pages and advert leaves included, bound in half red leather with red boards, page-block edges red printed
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (spine is a little faded and mildly rubbed, pages tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Leigh Bowery - The Life and Times of An Icon

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st Edition. Large 8vo paperback. 308pp, plates, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (single reading crease to spine, pages slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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101 Artworks - Forty Years of Turkish Contemporary Art / 101 Yapit. Turkiye Guncel Sanati'nin Kirk Yili

Revolver, Berlin Publishing / Art-ist, Istanbul
Thick, heavy 4to in red faux leather covered boards, white lettering to spine and front cover. 319pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Turkish.
NEW unread copy but for a hint of shelf rub to cover bottom edges
1st editionHardcover
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John Keane - Back to Fundamentals (SIGNED COPY)

Flowers East, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card covers, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by John Keane on the title-page
NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Children's Representation - A Practitioner's Guide

Sweet & Maxwell, London
Extra large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers, 454pp, index etc
An almost AS NEW copy (tiny crease to bottom corner tip of front cover- from slight bumping)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Glass Skin (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo 1 October 16 November 1997 and Touring) English Edition

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art / Corning Museum of Glass, New York / Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf
Large heavy 4to. in stiff card covers, 149pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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A Christian (Anthony Christian)

Emphasis International, Hong Kong
Large, heavy Folio in dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 248pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Guido Baselgia - Weltraum (Kunsthaus Zug 14 March - 31 May 2004)

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
1st printing. Extra Large landscape 4to in photo illustrated black cloth backed boards, unpaginated, approx. 104pp on glossy art paper, b/w photos etc. Dual text in English and German .
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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