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The Faith That is in Us (a verbatim report of a speech delivered at the Aldwych Theatre)

Women's Press, London (though not stated on this copy)
Octavo size (8vo) pamphlet, 16pp, lacking the printed paper wrappers. There were only two editions of this pamphlet published by the Women's Press in 1909 and 1910, this copy being the 1st printing of 1909. Originally issued in loose sheets, this copy has been neatly sewn with black thread
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Artist by Himself - Self-Portraits From Youth to Old Age

Paul Elek / Granada, London
Quarto size (4to) in green cloth, silver lettering to spine. 224pp, plates etc. This copy elegantly inscribed on the front paste-down end-paper and with a pencil self portrait on cartridge paper by Morag Blackburn tipped on to the front free end-paper
A well preserved FINE copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Andres Serrano - Works From 1986 - 1992 (Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw January - February 1994 and touring)

Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers with integral semi-opaque black lettered wrapper, 19pp text plus 9 tissue guarded colour plates. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (some slight creasing to over-wrapper at the top corner tip of the front panel)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Gottfried Semper - Zeichnerischer Nachlass an der ETH Zurich

Birkhauser, Basel und Stuttgart
Extra Large landscape quarto size (4to) in black faux leather, white lettering to spine, 310pp, numerous illustrations and plans in text. Text in German. WITH typed letter signed by Martin Frohlich to Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, and copy of Pevsner's initial response via his secretary, two small sheets of notepaper with ink notations in Pevsner's hand and a few pencil notations on front fly-leaf and in the text also by Pevsner
Pages faintly tanned else a FINE barely read copy in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (short closed tear to bottom corner tip of front flap fold, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Michael Wolf - Pieces of China - A Retrospective of Michael Wolf's China Projects / Kuvia Kiinasta - Mao, Muutos Ja Nykyaika (Museum Centre Vapriikki, 16 6 2007 - 6 1 2008)

Tampere Museums, Tampere Centre Vapriikki
Large Quarto size (4to) in red boards with colour printed thick paper wrapper, 92pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in Finnish and English
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Artistic Activities in Public Space - The Aesthetic and Social Aspects (Lazia Centre for Contemporary Art 2006)

Post Symposium Publication / Ministry of Culture & National Heritage / Gdansk City Council, Gdansk
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards, 113pp, colour illustrations in text, etc. Published after the symposium on Polish art with the same name. Dual text in English and Polish
AS NEW (faint bump to bottom edge of spine from poor handling)
1st editionHardcover
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Ciudades de Europa (SIGNED COPY)

Espasa-Calpe, Madrid
Thick and very heavy quarto size (4to). in dark blue cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, 399pp, illustrated in colour throughout, index etc. This copy inscribed to Monica Pidgeon (Editor of Architectural Design magazine) and signed by the author (as Carlos) on the half title leaf, text in Spanish
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (tiny slight bump to bottom cover corner tips, faint signs of pencil price erasure to front blank fly-leaf) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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John Glasham's World (SIGNED COPY)

Robinson Publishing, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in dark blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 85pp, illustrated in colour and line throughout. This copy signed by John Glasham on the title-page above the colophon
AS NEW in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (edges faintly dusty two barely noticeable surface nicks to rear panel)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Arquitectura y la Ciudad - Apuntes de Viaje (SIGNED COPY)

Escala, Bogota
Thick, heavy landscape quarto size (4to) in stiff glossy card covers, 351pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Text in Spanish. Inscribed to Monica Pidgeon (Editor of Architectural Design magazine) and signed by German Samper on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages faintly tanned)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away (Serpentine Gallery, London 4 May - 5 June 1994 and touring)

Serpentine Gallery, London
1st printing. Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers. unpaginated, approx. 50pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Muntadas - Informacao, Espaco, Controle

Pinacoteca Do Estado De Sao Paulo
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 246pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and Spanish
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Semaphore Placing the Mark - Bill Bace's Salon des Refuses (Greenwich Street, New York 19 March - 22 April 1995)

Art Initiatives / Bill Bace Gallery, New York
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in corrugated card covers with stiff card backing to rear cover and printed paper label to front cover, two large nuts and bolts for binding (as issued). 80pp on glossy art paper, 20 artists shown (all rejected or not considered for the Whitney 1995 Biennial)
FINE, a well preserved, clean and tight copy (cover corrugations a little flattened, faint signs of pencil erasure to fly-leaf, a few preliminary leaves very slightly creased at corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Meaning of the Woman's Movement (a verbatim report of a lecture delivered at the Portman Rooms)

Women's Press, London (though not stated on this copy)
Octavo size (8vo) pamphlet, 12pp, lacking the printed paper wrappers. There were two editions of this pamphlet published by the Women's Press in 1907 and 1908. Originally issued in loose sheets, this copy has been neatly sewn with black thread
Some mild tanning else about FINE, a clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Portfolio Nine / 9

Fountain Press, Kingston Upon Thames
1st printing. Square Quarto size (4to) in green faux cloth, silver lettering to spine, 160pp, illustrated in colour throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute crease from mild bumping to bottom corner tip of front cover) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy of the first printing
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Kate Meynell - A Book for A Performance

Published by the Artist
Octavo size (8vo) in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 8pp, with a lock of the artists hair sewn onto the last leaf, initialled in ink and dated 14/3/86 by the artist on the rear inner cover. One of a small number made for Meynell's performance piece and installation at Air Gallery in London
A well preserved FINE copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Festival of Britain - The South Bank Exhibition, London - A Guide to the Story it Tells

H M Stationery Office, London
Sewn Quarto size (4to) in colour printed thin card wraps. 64pp advert leaves at front and rear, 96pp main text with coloured maps, plates and illustrations in text etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few tiny specks of shelf rub to cover edges, faint sunning to spine margin, hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Louis Faurer (Retrospective - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 13 Jan - 14 April 2002 and Touring)

Merrell, London / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Very large and heavy Square 4to in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 208pp, finely reproduced photos in colour and b/w, index etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Sappho - A Play in Verse (1st Edition)

Faber & Faber, London
Octavo size (8vo) in pale grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 187pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to covers and leaves, name on fly-leaf) in a slightly spine sunned and tanned VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (minute nicks to corner tips and thin sliver of creasing to head of spine panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Norman Foster Studio - Consistency Through Diversity (Hardcover Edition)

E and FN Spon, London and New York
Large quarto size (4to). 234pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute and barely visible nick to top corner tip of front flap fold, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Breathing in the Buddha - A Photographic Exploration of Buddhist Life in Indochina (Signed Limited Edition)

Brigisheye Productions
Limited edition of 500 copies thus. Landscape 4to in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 150pp, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Alan Brigish on the front blank fly-leaf.
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Gu Wenming - Paintings - Sculptures SIGNED COPY (Werner Schaarman Gallery, Hamburg 2005)

Werner Schaarman Gallery, Hamburg
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed and embossed stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 66pp, colour plates, etc. Dual Text in English and mandarin. This copy signed and dated by the artist on the title page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (previous owner name on fly-leaf, tiny bump to bottom edge of spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Media Mob (Signed Copy)

Collins, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in illustrated glossy card covers. 112pp, index. Errata slip on verso of half title leaf. Inscribed copy signed by both George Melly and Barry Fantoni on title-page
An almost AS NEW copy (minute bump to head of spine at rear tip, tiny speck of rub to front cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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NewVision - Arab Contemporary Art in the 21st Century (alt. spelling New Vision)

Transglobe Publishing / Thames & Hudson, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in grey boards, white lettering to spine and front cover, 288pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Michelle Stuart - Trace Memory (Paraffin Gallery, London 27 March - 9 May 2015)

Paraffin, London
Extra Large landscape 4to. in stiff card covers, 32pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. One of only 100 copies printed
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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John Holden - Interference

Umran Projects, Manchester
1st printing. Large Quarto size (4to). in grey faux cloth, white lettering to spine. Unpaginated, approx. 60pp, colour photos etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Anselm Kiefer - A Villa Medici - Die Frauen (Academia di Francia A Roma)

Edizioni dell'Elefante, Roma
Extra Large 4to. in grey cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 150pp plus appendice, colour plates, etc. Text in Italian
NEW unread copy in NEW colour printed slipcase
1st editionHardcover
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Synthese du Schema d'Amanagement de la Basse Seine - Haute Normandie Mission d'Etudes Basse Seine - Juin 1971

Not Stated
Large landscape quarto size (4to). in silver and black printed pink stiff card covers, 68pp, folding colour maps, plans etc plus 3 large folding diagrams in pocket at rear
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (name on fly-leaf, mild sunning to spine and cover edges, signs of small sticker removal from front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Edouard Vuillard

Royal Academy of Arts, London / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / National Gallery of Art, Washington
Thick, very heavy Quarto size (4to) in colour printed card wrappers. 499pp plus 3pp credits at rear, colour plates, chronology, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (single reading crease to spine, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips, very slight crease to bottom edge of rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Traveller's Verse - New Excursions Into English Poetry - with Original Lithographs by Edward Bawden

Frederick Muller; London
8vo in colour printed boards with design by Bawden repeated on the dust jacket, 120pp, 16 full page colour lithographs, index of authors at rear
An extremely well preserved FINE copy (top edge of page block dusty, some very slight foxing or tanning to end-papers and page-block edges) in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (3 minute and barely noticeable short closed edge-tears, thin sliver of very slight shelf rub to spine panel ends, minute match head size chip to top edge of rear panel, looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Jason Orton and Ken Worpole - 350 Miles - An Essex Journey

Published by Jason Orton and Ken Worpole
Landscape 4to in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 60pp on stiff art paper with finely printed colour photos. This copy inscribed to a journalist friend and signed by Ken Worpole (as Ken) on the front title-leaf
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight sunning to covers)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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