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While the Harvest Rots - Possessing Worlds of Kudzanai Chiurai's Art (Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg 2017)

Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed and gilt embossed stiff card covers with large folded poster as dust jacket (as issued), 147pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc.
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute nick to bottom edge of last 2 leaves)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Science, Explanation, and Rationality - Aspects of the Philosophy of Carl G Hempel

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 342pp, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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William Brui

State Russian Museum / Palace Editions, St. Petersburg
Landscape 4to in colour printed boards, 120pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in Russian and English.
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to bottom cover corner tips, Calvert 22 Gallery stamp to title-page)
1st editionHardcover
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The World of Chiyu Uemae (Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo)

Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo
Square 4to in blind embossed stiff card covers with colour printed glossy wrapper, unpaginated, approx. 136pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Qing Imperial Monochromes - the Zande Lou Collection (touring exhibition)

Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong / Zande Lou / Shanghai Museum / Beijing Museum
Large heavy 4to. in dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 144pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Mandarin
NEW unmarked copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (slight crease to front spine fold, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Richard Hamilton - Word and Image - Prints 1963 - 2007 (Alan Cristea Gallery, London 14 February - 22 March 2014)

Alan Cristea Gallery
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 155pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Laurel Nakadate - 365 Days A Catalogue of Tears (SIGNED COPY)

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
1st printing. Thick, heavy landscape 4to in colour printed thick glossy boards, unpaginated, approx.24pp text and thumbnail index, plus 365 full page colour photos. An artists book Published to accompany the exhibition Laurel Nakadate at the Zabludowicz Collection Gallery, London September 29 - December 11 2011. This copy is signed by Laurel Nakadate on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
AS NEW (with the original wrap around printed paper band)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Museo Teatrale Alla Scala (3 volumes complete with slipcase)

Electa, Milano (Musei e Gallerie di Milano series)
3 matching volumes, all Square 4to in purple cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover. Approx. 1100pp in all, numerous colour and b/w illustrations with copious notes in Italian. A mammoth publication based on the huge Scala Museum collection related to all aspects of opera and it's antecedents
This is an AS NEW unread set (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in AS NEW complete Dust Jackets and all housed in a matching AS NEW slip-case. An excellent set
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Duchess - Property and Precious Objects from the estate of Mary Duchess of Roxburghe (Sotheby's, London Auction Catalogue 27 - 28 May 2015)

Sotheby's, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 356pp, long biographical introduction, 662 lots, all or most illustrated in colour
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Ruth Proctor - We Are All Under the Same Sky (An Artwork for the University of Cambridge Primary School

Published by the Artist
Small 8vo in navy blue cloth backed stiff card covers, approx 140pp on stiff art paper, 67 single sided colour reproductions of the works embedded into the fabric of the building and being the first permanent artwork for the North West Cambridge Development
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Rankin Photographs - Galleria Grazia Neri 02.04.98 - 30.04.98

Grazia Neri (Milan) / Wadell (London)
Quarto size (4to) in card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 120pp, plates in colour and b/w (some folding). Text in English throughout (softcover)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips). An excellent copy of this increasingly elusive book
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Witching Hill

Hodder & Stoughton, London
2nd printing. 8vo in gilt embossed and black printed dark blue cloth covered boards, 312pp, frontispiece with tissue guard plus 7 other full page plates, all on glossy paper and all called for. There is an 'Award for Merit' from John Bull (weekly boys paper) label loosely tipped-on to the front blank fly-leaf, this copy was probably given as a prize in one of the magazine's many promotions of the period. Aside from the statement 'Reprinted, 1914' on verso of the title-page this edition is in all respects the same as the rare first printing
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy possibly unread copy. (end leaves and page-block edges a little tanned or foxed, top edge of page block slightly dusty). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
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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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Mario Botas - Spleen

Nacional- Casa Da Moeda
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 123pp on thick art paper, brief text in Spanish and French, mainly finely printed full page (single side printed) colour plates showing 50 of Botas' paintings from his short but quite prolific career
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, very small and neat ink inscription to bottom edge of front blank fly-leaf )
1st editionSoftcover
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Catherine De Moncan - Peintre (SIGNED COPY)

Editions P L A Ge
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 20pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English. Inscribed and signed by Catherine De Moncan (as Catherine) on the front blank fly-leaf
AS NEW, a very clean and tight unmarked copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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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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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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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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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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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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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
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Click, Said the Camera

Lars Muller, Baden
1st printing. Extra large landscape Quarto size (4to). in spiral bound photo illustrated boards, 21 leaves on stiff card, each with a full page photo by Burkhard on barite paper tinted with selenium)
A FINE copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to front cover edges)
1st editionHardcover
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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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Survage - Les Annees Heroiques

Anthese, Arcueil
Large Quarto size (4to) in bright blue linen covered boards, white lettering to spine and front cover, 187pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight bump to top corner tip of rear cover) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute crease to flap fold corner tips)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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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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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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The Music of Igor Stravinsky

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in pale blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. 512pp, musical examples in text bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy but for a mild crease to head of spine - from bumping or dropping, in a slightly dusty and creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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