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Le Retour de Windsor - A New Sonata, for the Piano Forte, with or Without the Additional Key's - with An Accompaniment for A Violin (Ad Libitum) - Composed and Dedicated to Miss Olympia Cazalet - Op 9

Bland & Wellers, London
Folio size, engraved title-page with view of Windsor Castle, blank verso, blank page, pp 2 - 11 of piano score only, blank last page
VERY GOOD+ (spine a little nicked and chipped- this copy probably once bound up with other sheet music, some very mild offsetting between leaves, scattered pencilled fingering easily and cleanly erased when tested)
Softcover
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Nigel Hughes - Curassows, Guans and Chachalacas - SIGNED COPY (Fine Art Society, London 7 - 22 June 2006)

Fine Art Society, London
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 36pp, colour plates, etc. PLUS 8pp booklet and private view invitation card loosely inserted. This copy has been inscribed and signed by Nigel Hughes in ink (as 'N H' the artists usual signature) on the title-page
AS NEW
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Highgate Cemetery - Photographs by John Swannell

Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust, London / Hurtwood Press, Oxted
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 88pp, mainly finely printed full page colour photos
NEW unread copy (very faint surface bumping to rear cover). An excellent copy of this elusive book
1st editionSoftcover
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The Oxford Book of French Verse XIIITH Century - XIXTH Century (FINE BINDING)

Oxford At the Clarendon Press, Oxford
Octavo size (8vo) in an 'Oxford Binding' of full bound brown marbled leather with gilt edging, raised bands and ornate floral decoration to spine, fully marbled page-block edges and end-papers
A well preserved FINE+ very clean and tight copy (hint of foxing to end-leaves only)
1st editionHardcover
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Maggie! Maggie! Maggie! Margaret Thatcher - Mother of the Nation or Monster From the Blue Lagoon (Signed by Steve Bell)

Cartoon Museum, London
Tall Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 100pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. This copy is inscribed and signed by Steve Bell on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight wave to page block from poor storage)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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White - Essays on Race and Culture

Routledge, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 256pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Sedan Chair in Malta / Is-Suggetta

Parliamentary Secretariat for Tourism, Valletta
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, viii + 72pp, colour plates, etc
Near FINE (top corner of rear cover creased, top corner of last leaf dusty, otherwise a very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition)
1st editionSoftcover
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Passagearbeten / Passageworks (Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo 27 / 4 - 25 / 7 1993)

Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo
Square Quarto size (4to) in double folded stiff card covers with mirror finished silvered inner flaps, 80pp on various types and thicknesses of paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Swedish
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Ivan Samarine at Jean-Luc Baroni - Russian Drawings and Watercolours (Jean-Luc Baroni, London 1 - 22 June 2011)

Ivan Samarine, London
Large Folio size in illustrated boards, 140pp on stiff heavyweight paper, 60 works, all finely illustrated in colour
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Henleys of Wapping - A London Shipowning Family 1770 - 1830 (SIGNED COPY)

National Maritime Museum, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in illustrated stiff card covers, 88pp, plates, facsimiles etc. Inscribed 'with all best wishes' and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions) plus loosely inserted photocopy of review.
Near FINE, a clean and tight copy (covers faintly tanned, flat crease to bottom corner of front cover and first leaf)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Isamu Noguchi - A Sculpture for Sculpture - The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in decoratively blind embossed tan cloth, silver lettering to spine, 168pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Alice Neel - A Chronicle of New York 1950 - 1976 (Victoria Miro Gallery, London 1 June - 31 July 2004)

Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Ist - Augusto Alves Da Silva

Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa
Large landscape 4to. in thick boards, 167pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Portuguese
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Abraham Lincoln - The War Years (Complete in 4 Volumes)

Harcourt, Brace & Company, New York
All large Octavo size (8vo) bound in slate grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 660pp, 655pp, 673pp and 515pp, plates, index etc. Vols 2, 3 & 4 are first editions and first printings, Vol 1 is a later printing of the 1st Edition.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight set (slight crease to spine ends, page-block edges a little tanned)
Hardcover
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GA Architect 9 - Shin Takamatsu

ADA Edita, Tokyo
Extra large square Quarto size (4to) in illustrated stiff card covers, 193pp, plates in colour and b/w, plans and illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and Japanese
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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J W Waterhouse - the Modern Pre-raphaelite (Royal Academy of Arts, London 27 June - 13 September 2009 and Touring)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Heavy Folio in colour printed stiff card covers, 237pp, colour plates, index etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Roy Lichtenstein's ABC (SIGNED COPY - by Adelman)

Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown, Boston & New York
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards. Unpaginated, approx. 60pp. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by Adelman on half title leaf, inscription reads 'A book even I could write!'
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (some very slight bumping to covers)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Lucio Del Pezzo - Alfabeto di Segni e di Sogni (Castel Dell'Ovo, Napoli 14 Dicembre 2001 - 31 Gennaio 2002)

Editoriale Modo,milano
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 119pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in Italian
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (tiny slight crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Radio Propaganda and the Broadcasting of Hatred - Historical Development and Definitions

Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
8vo in thick illustrated boards, 275pp, bibliog, index
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Bill Traylor - His Art - His Life

Alfred Knopf, New York
1st printing. Large landscape 4to. in rust brown cloth, white lettering to spine, 192pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a very faintly tanned but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Velazquez - A Catalogue Raisonne of His Oeuvre

Faber and Faber, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in grey linen covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 367pp, chronology indexes etc., plus 222pp on glossy art paper at rear showing 458 plates.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly edge-nicked and lightly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers new price to inner flap (looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Robert Louis Stevensons Songs for Children - Set to Music by Edith Swepstone (both voice and piano parts)

J Curwen & Sons, London
Large 4to. in illustrated blue paper wrappers (as issued) 22pp, cover illustration in dark blue ink also by Mildred Emra, making this the 1st Edition. The typeface is extremely sharp suggesting this is one of the first issue (printing plates wore down quickly making later printings far less sharp edged)
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (mild chipping to cover at spine fold and corner tips, few spots of tanning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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Selected Poems (SIGNED COPY)

Penguin, Harmondsworth
1st printing. 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 172pp. Presentation copy inscribed 'For Olwyn - with love' and signed Yehuda by author on the title-page (inscribed to Olwyn Hughes, sister to poet Ted Hughes)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (pages lightly tanned, top edge of page block slightly dusty)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Karl Ghattas - Paintings 1987 - 1995 (SIGNED COPY)

Hirschl Contemporary Art, London
Extra Large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 50pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Karl Ghattas on the title-page
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st 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
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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David Bomberg (Tate Gallery, London 17 February 8 May 1988)

Tate Gallery Publications / Yale Centre for British Art, London
2nd corrected impression. Heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 175pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliog., etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Fragmented Reality - Contemporary Art in 21st Century China

Charta, Milan
Thick, very heavy 8vo. in colour printed thick boards, 462pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, index etc. Text in English throughout
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Wanas 2004 - Maya Lin - Eleven Minute Line (Wanas Foundation, Knislinge 2004)

Wanas Foundation, Knislinge
Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 68pp on various weights and types of paper, colour photos, drawings, map etc of Lin's 'Eleven Minute Line', a 1.5 Km installation. Text in English
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Peter Grimes the Poor of the Borough

The Folio Society, London
Lavishly produced large 8vo in steel grey cloth backed patterned paper covered boards, top edge gilt, gilt lettering to spine 76pp on Magnani mould-made paper, lithographs printed by the Senecio Press.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in the original clear glassine Dust Jacket - no slip-case as issued
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Adam Barker-Mill (Metacolour - Bartha Contemporary, London 2016)

Bartha Contemporary, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in silver embossed stiff card covers, 365pp, colour plates, etc. Published to coincide with the exhibition 'Metacolour' at Bartha Contemporary
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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