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Camille Silvy - Photographer of Modern Life 1834 - 1910

National Portrait Gallery, London
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 160pp, plates, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Lectures on Sculpture - As Delivered Before the President and Members of the Royal Academy

Bell & Daldy, London
8vo in ornately blind embossed green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 308pp, tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece, plus 52 other full page engraved plates at rear (all called for and this copy collated as complete)
An extremely well preserved about FINE very clean and tight copy (name on verso of front blank fly-leaf, page-block edges tanned). An excellent copy
Hardcover
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Robert Morris (Tate Gallery, London 28 April - 6 June 1971)

Tate Gallery, London
Landscape 4to in blind embossed thick card with cream cloth spine, black lettering to spine, 128pp on thick art paper, plates, folding catalogue and exhibition plan in pocket at rear (as issued). This landmark exhibition was famously cut short after just 4 days following damage to visitors and the exhibits from 'over-zealous' climbing. This is one of the catalogues that were marked up with a note on the front blank fly-leaf asking visitors to refrain from climbing on one of the exhibits. This marking up was probably done by Morris himself on the last day of the exhibition as one of a number of, alas fruitless, tactics to avoid closure. The exhibition was re-staged in 2009 in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall with exhibits made from more forgiving and robust materials, and which proved so successful the exhibition was extended by 3 weeks.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (spine and page-block edges slightly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Maggi Hambling - Portraits of People and the Sea ( Marlborough Fine Art, London 25 January - 25 February 2006) **** SIGNED COPY ****

Marlborough Fine Art, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Maggi Hambling on the title-page
A well preserved AS NEW copy
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British Television Drama in the 1980s

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Large 8vo in bright orange faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 283pp, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Ritual and Belief - Chinese Jade and Related Arts - Volume Three

S Bernstein, San Francisco
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in jade green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, unpaginated, approx. 100pp on thick glossy art paper, 45 fine items all finely illustrated in colour and described in some deatail, bibliography at rear. This is copy No. 4 of 500
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faintly creased at head of spine panel, barely visible short closed tear to bottom edge of front panel (neatly repaired from verso) - looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Luigi Amici e Gli Scultori Marchigiani Dell' 800

Comune di S. Maria Nuova
Small Folio size. 142pp, plates in colour and b/w, bibliography, etc
An AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (slightly oversize and therefore a little edge-creased and edge-rubbed)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Philippe Parreno - Films 1987 - 2010 (Serpentine Gallery, London 25 November 2010 - 13 February 2011)

Koenig Books / Serpentine Gallery, London
Heavy 4to. in colour printed thick boards with 3/4 height printed transparent plastic dust jacket (as issued), 199pp on various types and weights of paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Commanders of the Polish Air Force Squadrons in the West / Dowodcy Dywizjonow Polskich Sil Powietrznych na Zachodzie

Poznan
Heavy Large 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 260pp, numerous photos in text, indexes etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Untold Stories (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
2nd Impression. Thick, heavy 8vo. in green boards, white lettering to spine, 658pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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A Thief in the Night (Tauchnitz 3847)

Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig
Octavo size (8vo) in black printed stiff paper wrappers, 272pp, rear cover book list dated August 1909 (inserted 32pp catalogue at rear dated September 1, 1910)
An extremely well preserved FINE little used copy (spine very slightly tanned, covers faintly dusty, top edge of page block a little dust darkened)
Softcover
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Graham Sutherland

Fratelli Fabbri, Milano.
Large, very heavy 4to in olive green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 18pp text in Italian plus extensive bibliography, index to illustrations etc (to pp 40) plus 222 plates in colour and b/w at rear. Part of Fratelli 's excellent 'Le Grandi Monografie' series
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Buried Giant (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing, 1st issue. 8vo in grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, 345pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (very thin sliver of rub to top edge of rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

A & C Black, London
1st printing. Thick 8vo in gilt embossed and colour printed steel grey cloth, 232pp, index, 60 full page colour plates with tissue guards (including colour frontispiece) plus fold-out map at rear (collated complete)
An extremely well preserved FINE exceptionally clean and tight unread or barely read copy (very slight creasing to cloth at spine tips, slightest hint of tanning or foxing to leaves). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
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Sun Dogs and Eagle Down - the Indian Paintings of Bill Holm (SIGNED COPY)

University of Washington Press, Seattle & London / Douglas and Mcintyre, Vancouver & Toronto
Heavy Square 4to in light blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. 198pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Bill Holm on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of fading to cloth at cover bottom edges) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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More Than A Bookshop - Zwemmer's and Art in the Twentieth Century (with ALS from Ann Zwemmer)

Philip Wilson Publishers, London
Heavy 4to. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 325pp, colour plates, index, full list of publications 1925 - 1989, exhibitions etc. PLUS loosely inserted handwritten letter from Ann Zwemmer (who commissioned this book) relating to the books writing and research by Halliday.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Celine Condorelli - Uriel Orlow - Terrain Vague - Persistent Images (ACAF, Alexandria 8 December 2011 - 12 January/ Oslo Kunstforening 15 March - 15 April 2012) SIGNED COPY

Acaf, Alexandria / Oslo Kunstforening
4to in red cloth backed thick card covers, printed paper label to front cover (as issued), gilt lettering to spine. variously paginated, approx 150pp on various types, colours and sizes of paper, b/w and colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Arabic. Inscribed and signed by Celine Condorelli on the front blank fly-leaf
NEW copy
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Au Nom De La Danse - L'histoire - Ballet Precieux La Collection (2 Volumes Complete)

Van Cleef & Arpels
2 volumes both large 4to a lavishly produced brochure: Ballet Precieux La Collection in white glossy card covers. 3 folders containing 38 large colour photos of the jewellery collection, with interleaved colour photos of dances, printed on various weights and types of paper; Au Nom de la Danse - l'Histoire in silver and white printed black boards, 50pp on glossy art paper, with insertions, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in French and English. Both volumes housed in a glossy thin card slip-case
Both books are AS NEW, the slip-case is slightly creased and rubbed but otherwise almost AS NEW
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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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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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 removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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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
4to in faux cloth covered boards, 160pp, plates etc
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (covers a little rubbed)
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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