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The Noah Laboratory - Constructing Soil - A Project by John Newling September 2008 - March 2009

The Collection, Lincoln
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 108pp, colour photos, etc
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The Renaissance Palace in Florence - Magnificence and Splendour in Fifteenth-Century Italy (SIGNED COPY)

Ashgate, Aldershot
Heavy, large 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 265pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc. This copy is inscribed and signed (as James) by the author on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Chris Burns - Little Known Works - Short Story and Selected Work 2008 / 2010 (SIGNED COPY)

Blurb, London
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 40pp, colour plates, etc. This copy signed and dated 2011 by Burns on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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Marc Atkins (Galerie Wittert, University of Liege October 1 - December 18 2015) ***** with Signed Photo *******

Collections Artistiques de L' Universite De Liege
Large landscape 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 110pp on stiff art paper numerous illustrations, etc. PLUS loosely inserted Marc Atkins postcard sized photo (Lines and Distance series image number 1) inscribed 'with regards' and signed by Atkins .
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American Waters - Alex Kirkbride (SIGNED COPY)

David & Charles, Cincinnati & Newton Abbot
Heavy Large landscape 4to. in colour printed thick glazed boards, 192pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly underwater colour photos with detailed captions. Inscribed and signed by Alex Kirkbride on the half title leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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The English Romance in Time - Transforming Motifs From Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 542pp, bibliog, index
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny flat crease to top corner tip of 4 or 5 leaves from poor handling) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Anthropological, Legal and Medical Studies on Pederasty in Europe

Anthropologial Press, New York
1st Edition Thus. Heavy, large 8vo. in 1/2 Japanese Vellum with brown paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and gilt embossed design to front cover, 233pp, frontispiece and decorative title-page on hand made paper, lengthy bibliography at rear. One of 1500 copies printed.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (covers and spine slightly rubbed and a little tanned, end-paper centre-folds neatly repaired or reinforced with closely matching paper, minute nick to top edge of first 2 leaves
1st editionHardcover
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Southward Ho! And other essays (SIGNED COPY)

J M Dent, London
Small 8vo. in green boards, black lettering to spine 215pp in the rare dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by author on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved FINE un- or barely-read copy (slight tanning to edges) in a tanned and very slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise about FINE Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its protector). An excellent copy
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The Estate of An Italian Connoisseur - the Late Giuseppe Rossi Collection - 4 Volumes Complete (Sotheby's, London 10, 11, 12 March 1999) Ii: Louis Xv Furniture / Italian Furniture / Louis Xv1 & Empire Furniture / Porcelain, Paintings, Silver and Decorative Arts

Sotheby's, London
4 volumes complete, all large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 1673 lots in total, all or most illustrated in colour. Prices realised list loosely inserted. Housed in a glossy colour printed slip-case (as issued)
All volumes AS NEW in an AS NEW box
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Legendary Ballads

Chatto & Windus, London
Extra large 8vo in red cloth, top edge gilt, gilt lettering to spine and front cover with gilt embossed design to front cover, 180pp, colour frontispiece and 9 other full page colour plates after Shaw, glossary at rear. The text is comprised of a selection from Thomas Percy's 'Reliques of Ancient English Poetry'
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (slight shelf rub to cover corner tips, spine and cover margins only slightly dust darkened). A nice copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Russian Avant-Garde - Personality and School - Academic Papers From the Conferences Accompanying the Exhibitions 'Kazimir Malevich in the Russian Museum' and 'Malevich's Circle' (Russian Museum, St Petersburg, 2000)

Palace Editions / State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 190pp on stiff art paper, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Text in English throughout
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Mattia Battistini - King of Baritones and Baritone of Kings

Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Toronto & Plymouth
Heavy 8vo. in photo illustrated glazed boards (as issued), 405pp, plates, chronology, discography, index etc. CD in pocket at rear. Postcard with brief ink note from gran-daughter of Mattia Battistini loosely inserted
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Ian Mckeever - William Blake's Jerusalem - the Emanation of the Giant Albion (Alan Cristea, London 22 May - 22 June 2002)

Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Extra Large 4to. in grey cloth covered boards, black lettering to spine, 63pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
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Punjab Cavalry -Evolution, Role, Organisation and Tactical Doctrine 11 Cavalry (Frontier Force) 1849 - 1971

Oxford University Press, Oxford and Karachi
4to in boards, gilt lettering to spine, 324pp, numerous colour and b/w photo's, coloured maps, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Eva Frankfurther 1930 - 1959 (Boundary Gallery, London Summer 2001)

Peter Halban, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 119pp, colour plates, etc
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1st editionSoftcover
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Gianluigi Toccafondo - Disegni Per Il Teatro (D406 Arte Contemporanea, Modena 23. 10. 04 / 09. 01. 05) **** SIGNED COPY ****

D406 Arte Contemporanea, Modena
4to in co stiff card covers, 152pp on thick art paper, mainly colour plates. This copy signed by Gianluigi Toccafondo on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Wandrahm - 4 Jahrzehnte Fotografie An der Hochschule fur Kunste Bremen (SIGNED COPY)

Hochschule Fur Kunste, Bremen
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed and padded plastic covered boards, 326pp, plates in colour and b/w throughout. Text in German. Inscribed and signed by Fritz Haase on the front blank fly-leaf
An AS NEW unread copy
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Mothers and Daughters - A Comedy in Five Acts - As performed at the Thteatre Royal, Covent Garden on the 24th of January 1843 (Dicks' Standard Plays No. 616)

John Dick, 313 Strand, London
8vo in original steel engraved wrappers, 26pp play-text plus 4pp adverts at rear, complete as issued. John Thomas Dicks (1818 - 1881) issued cheap reprints of popular fiction and plays. It's difficult to pin down the precise publication date for this play, but is circa 1879
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (some mild foxing, front cover a little edge-chipped and partly split at spine fold)
1st editionSoftcover
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Rain Sun Snow Hail Mist Calm - Photoworks by Andy Goldsworthy

Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture / Leeds City Art Gallery / Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
1st printing. 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 62pp on thick art paper, mainly photos in colour and b/w, + 2pp biography and colophon and 4 leaf folding photo at rear.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (very slight spine crease, covers very faintly tanned)
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Henry Moore - Sculpting the 20th Century (Dallas Museum of Art February 25 - May 27 2001 and Touring)

Dallas Museum of Art / Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Lavishly produced catalogue for this major touring exhibition. Extra large and heavy 4to. in olive green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 323pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, index, checklist etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Walter Niedermayr - Zivile Operationen / Civil Operations

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
1st printing. Extra Large landscape 4to in colour printed thick boards, 165pp on thick art paper, colour photos, etc. Dual text in English and German. Published to coincide with the touring exhibition of the same name
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Musiques De la Mer Egee (Geneve Septembre - Decembre 1988)

Ministere Grec De La Culture, Athenes
4to in thick colour printed boards, 71pp text (in French throughout) plus approx 80pp colour plates, 45 rpm vinyl EP in pocket at rear. Published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name in Geneva 1988.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny bump to bottom edge of rear cover), the EP is in mint new condition
1st editionHardcover
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Russkii Reklamnyi Plakat - The Russian Advertising Poster

Kontakt-Kultura, Moscow
Folion in colour printed thick boards, 14pp text in Russian, plus frontispiece and 196 other nicely printed full page colour plates of posters made 1897 to 1952, illustration index at rear
NEW unread copy (tiny slight bump to fore-edge of rear cover from poor handling)
1st editionHardcover
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The Uncommon Reader (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st Printing. Small 8vo in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 124pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Thornton's Temple of Flora (Signed by George Rainbird)

Collins, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 66pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Published to mark the 21st anniversary of the first book produced by the Rainbird company - The edition of Temple of Flora designed by Rainbird and Ruari Mclean in 1951. Rainbird has signed this copy below his foreword and inscribed it to the historian A J P Taylor from whose collection it came
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (end-papers and page-block edges a little tanned) in a lightly edge-nicked VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Mark Newgarden - We All Die Alone (SIGNED COPY)

Fantagraphics Books, Seattle
Quarto size (4to) in gilt embossed black felt covered boards, 223pp, with colour printed card band to rear cover (as issued). This copy inscribed and signed by Newgarden in thick black felt tip on the title-page
An AS NEW copy (covers very faintly shelf rubbed)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Het Ontstaan der Dingen - Schetsen, Modellen en Prototypes

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen / NAi Uitgevers, Rotterdam
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo) in flexible laminated boards. 279pp, plates in colour and b/w etc
NEW unread copy (very slight bump to rear tip at head of spine from poor handling)
1st editionHardcover
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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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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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Fayez Barakat - Beyond Belief (Hay Hill Gallery, London)

Hanna Bella Publishing
Extra Large Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 76pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
FINE, a very clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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