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Shift Work - Cathedral of Joy (Lab Gallery, New York 7 - 24 April 2009) shiftwork

Lab Gallery / Curcioprojects, New York
8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 127pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. On the live in-situ painting at LAB Gallery, done in shifts by the two artists
NEW copy
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Dragot (Artists Book - Signed Copy)

Published by the Artist / Mid Editions, Brussels
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers,, 98pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in French, Flemish and English. Inscribed and signed by Dragot on the front fly-leaf
AS NEW
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David Gentleman's Britain (SIGNED COPY)

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
1st printing. Large Quarto size (4to). in tan cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 224pp, illustrated in colour, index etc. Inscribed and signed by David Gentleman on front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to end-leaves and page-block edges) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (inner flaps very slightly tanned). An excellent copy
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Letters From A Life - the Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten 1913 - 1976 - Volume Three 1946 - 1951 (Vol 3)

Faber & Faber, London
Thick, very heavy 8vo in dark grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 758pp, plates, musical examples in text, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Jurassic Park

Century, London
Large 8vo in white faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 399pp
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight barely read copy (sliver of creasing to head of spine, pages tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket ( faintly creased at head of spine panel, looks new in its protector)
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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
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Jan Fabre - Glass and Bone Sculptures 1977 - 2017 (Abbazia di San Gregorio, Venice 13 May - 26 November 2017) ENGLISH EDITION

Forma, Firenze
Large heavy 4to. in textured and colour printed thick boards, 121pp on very thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Jennifer Durrant - Shine and Other Paintings (Barbican, London 1992) ***** WITH ALS *****

Jennifer Durrant, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 35pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. PLUS loosely inserted signed hand-written letter, dated 1992, from the artist on headed paper
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Graham Crowley in Living Memory (Orchard Gallery, Derry February 1987 and touring) ***** SIGNED COPY *****

Orchard Gallery, Derry
Extra Large 4to. in illustrated stiff card covers, 31pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed in ink 'All best wishes / Oct '98' and signed by Graham Crowley on the title-page
FINE a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (slight flat crease to top corner tip of front cover )
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Mitsuro Tokutomi - Plus Minus Infinity (Tokyo Koyama Gallery June 24 - July 15 2006)

Osmosis, London
8vo in plain white glossy boards with printed dust-jacket, 70pp, colour plates, dual text in English and Japanese
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Hello Darlings - the Authorised Biography of Kenny Everett

Bantam Press, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 397pp, plates, index etc
A NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy of this increasingly elusive book
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Robert Pinget - Plays Volume 1 - the Old Tune - Clope - Dead Letter (SIGNED COPY)

John Calder, London
8vo in light orange faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 131pp. Inscribed to Marion Boyars (co-owner of publishing house John Calder - later named 'Calder & Boyars') and signed by Robert Pinget on the half title leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy ( pages very slightly tanned) in a lightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Sarah Medway - Voyage (SIGNED COPY)

Anomie Publishing, Wakefield
Heavy 4to. in colour printed flexible plastic covers, 112pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc Inscribed and signed by Sarah Medway (as Sarah) on the title-page
An AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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People (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in brown boards, gilt lettering to spine, 76pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy (tiny slight bump to top corner tip of front cover) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Boy Who Followed Ripley

Heinemann, London
1st printing. 8vo in light blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 291pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a very faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (minute and barely visible closed tear to top corner tip of rear flap fold, looks almost as new in its protector)
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The Ecstasy of Things - From the Functional Object to the Fetish in 20th Century Photographs (Fotomuseum Winterthur and Fotostiftung Schweiz September 4 - November 14 2004)

Steidl / Fotomuseum Winterthur / Museo Fotografia Contemporanea, Cinisello Balsamo
Thick, very heavy 4to in colour printed thick boards, 397pp on stiff art paper, plates and illustrations in text etc. Text in English throughout
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Vietnam - Plastic and Visual Arts From 1925 to our time / Plastische en Visuele Kunsten Van 1925 tot vandaag

Ante Post Asbi
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 216pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in Flemish/Dutch and English
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, inscription on fly leaf)
1st editionSoftcover
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Impressions of America

Keystone Press, Sunderland
1st printing. 8vo, finely rebound in modern marbled paper flexible card covers with gilt embossed red leather label to front cover, 40pp (bound without the original paper wrapper). Obne of only 500 copies, includes two poems by Wilde here first published
The pages are slightly tanned but otherwise FINE and the binding is still AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Frank Gehry - the Houses

Rizzoli, New York
Large, thick and very heavy 4to in thick boards, 319pp on stiff art paper, numerous plans and colour plates in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of slight creasing to bottom edge of spine) in a FINE Dust Jacket (short closed tear to bottom corner tip of front flap fold, slight shelf rub to spine panel ends, looks almost as new in its protector)
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Performance Ritual Prozess - Handbuch Der Aktionskunst in Europa

Prestel, Mnchen
Heavy 4to. in colour printed boards, 219pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, facsimiles, illustrations in text, index etc. Text in German
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Oscar Wilde

Constable & Co., London
1st printing. Large 8vo in dark brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 378pp. 1st British Edition.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very slightly dusty) in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise near FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (inner flaps slightly tanned, looks fine in its protector)
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Celts From Antiquity (Antiquity Papers 2)

Antiquity Publications, Cambridge
Heavy medium sized 4to in stiff card covers, 338pp, plates and illustrations in text, etc
NEW unread copy (minute bump to head of spine panel at rear tip, from poor handling)
1st editionSoftcover
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Yeoh Jin Leng - Art and Thoughts 1952 - 1995 (National Art Gallery, Malaysia 12 January - 28 February 1996)

National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Very Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 169pp on thick art paper, colour plates and numerous illustrations in text of Leng's paintings and ceramics, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf rub and tiny spot of tan soil to bottom edge of page block)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayaam - A new translation with critical commentaries by Robert Graves and Omar Ali-Shah

Cassell, London
1st printing thus. Octavo size (8vo) in pale blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 86pp
An extremely well preserved FINE+ unread copy in not far from new condition (scattered pale flecks to covers and some slight tanning to the end-papers and page-block edges) in a faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Persian Literature - A Bio- Bibliographical Survey - Volume V Part 2 - Poetry to ca A D 1100 (SIGNED COPY)

Royal Asiatic Society, London
8vo in black printed white stiff card covers, 240pp, errata sheet loosely inserted at rear. inscribed 'With best regards' and signed by Francois de Blois on the half title leaf
Covers very faintly tanned else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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La Catastrophe du R-101

Presses de L'impr. Houdeville (for the author)
Large 4to. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover. 180pp, illustrations in text, etc. Text in French
AS NEW in AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Contemporary World Architecture (SIGNED COPY)

Phaidon, London
Very heavy, very thick 4to in yellow boards, 511pp, illustrated in colour throughout index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page and inscribed by him 'October 5, 1998 at the RIBA' (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW un- or barely-read copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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As I Remember

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in red cloth, 269pp, plates, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of sunning to cover edge tips, page-block edges slightly tanned) in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Elegance and Eccentricity - Ornamental and Architectural Features of Historic British Gardens (SIGNED COPY)

Ward Lock, London
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 208pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. This copy signed in full by the author on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Posters / Affiches / Manifesti - Affiches della Cinematografia Egiziana - Egyptian Film Posters - Affiches de la Cinematographie Egyptienne

Centro Orientamento Educativo, Milano
Elephant folio size colour printed folder with pocket containing an index sheet and 50 large full colour reproductions of Egyptian film posters from 1955 to 1993, brief text in English, Italian and French on the verso of the folder front cover
Folder is a little edge-creased and slightly tanned the contents are FINE, still very close to new
1st editionSoftcover
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