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Hussein Chalayan (Groninger Museum, Gronigen April 17 - September 4 2005)

Nai Publishers, Rotterdam / Groniger Museum, Gronigen
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 191pp, colour photos etc
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (very small bump to front spine fold, slight crease to bottom edge of spine - both from poor handling of this otherwise as new book)
1st editionSoftcover
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Liberty's 1875 - 1975 An Exhibition to Mark the Firms Centenary (Victoria & Albert Museum July - October 1975)

Her Majesties Stationary Office / Victoria & Albert Museum, London
4to in stiff card covers, 128pp on glossy art paper, numerous illustrations in text, index etc.
A well preserved VERY GOOD clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, tiny nick to rear cover fore-edge neatly repaired with archival paper on blank verso)
1st editionSoftcover
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Matthias Mansen - About the House New York 1989 - 1992

Kunstverein Gottingen, Gottingen
1st printing. Large heavy 4to. in blue cloth, blind embossed lettering to spine, 111pp, colour plates. Dual text in English and German. The dust jacket and 4 double page single colour hors text works are original woodcuts done especially for this book (edition of 2,800 copies) which was made to coincide with the German / US touring exhibition (March 1997 - December 1998). About half the books, including this one, were made with a red printed jacket, the rest were done in blue ink.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Face to Face - the Story of the Baltic Exchange (Museum of Estonian Architecture, Lugemik 6 May - 6 June 2016)

Museum of Estonian Architecture, Lugemik
4to in stiff card covers with colour printed wrapper, 143pp, colour plates, plans etc. Text in English throughout. On the installation of the same title by Salto architects Maarja Kask and Ralf Looke with the artist Neeme Kulm of a full size replica facade of the bombed and now demolished Baltic Exchange with parts of the original pediment and its interior on show.
Almost AS NEW (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges) in an AS NEW wrapper
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Perspectives on Jewish Thought and Mysticism - Proceedings of the International Conference held by the Institute of Jewish Studies University College London 1994 in celebration of its fortieth anniversary dedicated to the memory and academic legacy of its Founder Alexander Altmann (SIGNED COPY)

Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam
Thick, heavy 8vo. in blue cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 507pp, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Manfred Altman on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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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
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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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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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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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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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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James Rosenquist's Commissioned Works (Plus Japanese translation)

Painters Posters / Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
Very Large square 4to in plum red cloth with small inlaid phot on the front cover, 62pp, colour plates (some folding), etc. PLUS separate 28pp large square 4to book in colour printed stiff card covers, being the Japanese translation of all the text, loosely inserted (as issued)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW plain transparent glassine dust jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Banksy from the Collection of Andipa Gallery (23 April - 16 May 2009)

Andipa Gallery, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 48pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Catalogue for one of the very few substantial (47 items) Banksy exhibitions
NEW unread copy
1st 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)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Daniel Libeskind - Jewish Museum Berlin - Judisches Museum Berlin - Photographic Essay by Jan Bitter

Poligrafa, Barcelona
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 63pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Interview with Libeskind, reproductions of original sketches, but mainly full page colour photos by the German architectural photographer Jan Bitter
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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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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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)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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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)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Genius of Charles James (Brooklyn Museum October 16 1982 - January 16 1983)

Brooklyn Museum / Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York
Extra Large 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 176pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a lightly edge-nicked but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (tiny chip to top edge of rear panel, slight crease to bottom edge of front panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Paula Varona - Madriramicas 2 (Casa De Vacas, Madrid 1 April 8 May 2010)

Casa De Vacas, Madrid
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 102pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Spanish
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Then Palestine - Photographs by Larry Towell

Marval, Paris
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 120pp on thick art paper, brief text in French, mainly finely printed full page photos. This is the first printing of the first edition which precedes the Aperture New York edition
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Laying on of Hands (SIGNED COPY)

Profile Books, London
1st printing thus. Small 8vo. in stiff card covers, 110pp. First publication in book form (originally appeared in the London Review of Books in 2001), this copy is signed by Alan Bennett on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
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I Quattro Libri Dell' Architettura Di Andrea Palladio (complete facsimile reproduction of the original 1570 edition)

Ulrica Hoepli, Milan
Thick, heavy 4to. in cream paper covered boards, 67pp, 66pp, 46pp, and 133pp PLUS 15pp booklet 'Nota al Palladio' by Cabiati loosely inserted (as issued)
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (page-block edges tanned, moderate foxing to end-papers and inserted booklet) with partial remnant of the original dust jacket loosely inserted
1st editionHardcover
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Ursus Wehrli - Tidying Up Art

Prestel, Munich, Berlin, London & New York
1st printing. Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glazed boards, 47pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Francis Newton Souza (Saffronart, New York October 14 - 27 / Grosvenor Gallery, London November 9 - 19 2005)

Saffronart, New York / Grosvenor Gallery, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 104pp, colour plates, (some folding) etc. This copy is from the collection of Emmanuel and Patricia Harris (Souza collectors) and has been inscribed by the artists daughter, Francesca Souza, with her name and telephone number on the half title leaf
Almost AS NEW (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Gehry Draws

Mit Press, Cambridge / Violette Editions, London
1st printing. Thick, very heavy 4to in thick boards with die-cut and folded printed glossy paper wrapper, 544pp on stiff art paper
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Richard Lannoy - Benares Seen From Within

Callisto Books, Bath
Large and extra thick 4to (packed weight approx 3.5 kg) in bright red cloth, black lettering to spine. 640pp on glossy art paper, 600 photos in colour and b/w, glossary, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (edge tips very faintly creased, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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