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Giving Up the Ghost

4th / Fourth Estate, London
1st printing. 8vo in tan boards, black lettering to spine, 246pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Body in Women's Art Now - Part 2 - Flux - Cecily Brown, Tracey Emin, Nathalie Djurberg, Tiina Heiska, Sarah Lederman, Rebecca Warren, Helen Carmel Benigson

Rollo Contemporary Art, Cambridge
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 87pp, colour plates, etc
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Behind the Chinese Mirror - the Art of the Mirrorsmith in pre-Ming China - An exhibition for Asian Art in London November 2003

Priestley & Ferraro Chinese Art, London
Medium 4to in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, unpaginated, approx. 72pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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The Persian Gulf in Modern Times - People Ports and History

Palgrave Macmillan, New York & London
1st printing. 8vo in colour printed boards, 393pp, maps, index etc
NEW unread copy
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The Museum of Everything - Exhibition # 2

The Museum of Everything, London
1st printing. Large Folio in colour printed stiff card covers, 143pp, colour plates etc
NEW unread copy
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Masters of Contemporary Glass - Selections From the Glick Collection (Indianapolis Museum of Art September 4 - November 19 1997)

Indianapolis Museum of Art
Extra Large 4to. in grey cloth, silver lettering to spine. 159pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
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Clark's Publishing Agreements - A Book of Precedents (with CD)

Bloomsbury Professional, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in purple cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 782pp, index etc. CD in pocket at front of book (as issued)
NEW copy with new and unused CD
Hardcover
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Jason Martin - Nomad (es baluard Museu d'Art Modern I Contemporani de Palma (31 Maig - 31 d'Agost 2008)

Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma
Extra Large square 4to. in fine red cloth, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English, Catalan and Spanish
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Artists in Glass - Late Twentieth Century Masters in Glass (SIGNED COPY)

Mitchell Beazley, London
1st printing. Large heavy 4to. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 240pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliog, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the half title leaf and dated by him October 2001 (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Grand Hotel

Geoffrey Bles, London
1st printing. 8vo in steel blue cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 315pp
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (spine very slightly tanned, slight foxing or tanning to end-papers, tiny slight crease to head of spine). An unusually nice copy
1st editionHardcover
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London As it Might Have Been

John Murray, London
Large 4to. in grey faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 223pp, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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British Photography From the Thatcher Years (Museum of Modern Art, New York February 14 - April 28 1990)

Museum of Modern Art, New York
1st printing. Large square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 56pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, slight tanning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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Needle

Victor Gollancz, London
1st printing. 8vo in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 222pp. WITH the original 'Gollancz SF Choice for August' printed paper wrap-around band
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned and dusty but otherwise VERY GOOD+ un-clipped Dust Jacket, the wrap-around band is more tanned and slightly soiled
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, Comprising the Antiquities of the Jews, A History of the Jewish Wars, the Life of Josephus, Written by Himself - with A Geographical Summary of the Land of Promise Illustrated with Coloured Maps and A Sequel to the History of the Jews, Continued to the Present Time

London Printing and Publishing Company, London
Thick, very heavy Folio in 3/4 black leather (leather spine and corner pieces), gilt lettering to spine, dark brown boards. 824pp, hundreds of steel engravings in the text plus vignette title-page and 20 finely printed steel engravings on thicker stiff paper, 8 coloured maps on thin card at rear
Mild shelf rub to spine and corners else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy (name on verso of front blank fly-leaf dated 1891)
Hardcover
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Through the Magic Door

Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig
Octavo size (8vo) in black printed cream stiff paper wrappers, 270pp, index, rear cover book list dated March 1910 (an issue not listed in Todd & Bowden)
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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The Censorship of British Drama 1900 - 1968 - Volume One - 1900 - 1932

University of Exeter Press
8vo in light blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 350pp, index etc
An AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Korean Funerary Figures - Companions for the Journey to the Other World (Korean Cultural Centre, London 11 July - 8 September 2012)

Yonggi Won, Director Korean Cultural Centre, London
Tall Quarto size (4to). in embossed colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 76pp plus semi-transparent printed overlays, colour plates, etc. Text in English
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Hugh Stoneman - Master Printer (Tate, St Ives 26 January - 11 May 2007)

Tate, St Ives
Large square Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 72pp, colour plates, etc
Almost AS NEW (small spot of faint soil to top edge of front cover, else a very clean and tight copy)
1st editionSoftcover
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Geometry of Light - Alison Shotz (Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo September 10 - December 25 2011)

Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo
4to in cream cloth covered boards, red and black lettering to spine and front cover, 40pp on glossy art paper with transparent end-papers, colour plates, etc. Complete with the original full page graphic by Hideki Inoba. Text in English and Japanese
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Zoroastrianism - A New Motherland for An Old Religion

Kyriakidis Brothers Publishing House
Heavy 4to. in dark blue faux leather, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 415pp, numerous colour plates. Dual text in English and Greek
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Designs for Life - Molecular Biology After World War II

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Heavy, large 8vo. in green cloth, silver lettering to spine. 423pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Rambles Among the Wild Flowers (All five parts in one volume)

Nelson, London
Thick, quite heavy 8vo. in gilt embossed blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, all page-block edges gilt. Parts I to V (1 to 5) complete: 114pp, 106pp, 94pp, 98pp and 98pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, indexes etc. This copy collated as complete. First published in 1895 as 5 separate volumes
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean copy (front inner hinge neatly repaired or strengthened with paper tape nearly matching the end-papers)
1st editionHardcover
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Reed's Engineers' Handbook to the Local Marine Board Examinations for Certificates of Competency as First and Second Class Engineers

Thomas Reed and Co., Sunderland
Thick Octavo size (8vo) in a very nice modern green cloth binding with leather spine label and plain gilt tooling. Original covers bound in at rear. 476pp plus tables etc at rear. All 24 large folding plates (a few with closed tears) are present and this copy has been collated complete
The binding is in FINE condition, some leaves with pencil marginalia, easily and cleanly erased when tested. Some leaves dusty and thumbed, scattered creasing to leaf corner tips - from turning)
1st editionHardcover
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Design and the Decorative Arts - Britain 1500 - 1900

V & A Publications, London
Thick, very heavy Square 4to in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 488pp, colour plates, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute crease to bottom cover corner tips from slight bumping) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (hint of creasing to spine panel ends, looks new in its protector)
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Ren Zhenyu - on Faith (Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie, Essen Januar - Februar 2013) **** SIGNED COPY ****

Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie, Essen
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 28pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by Ren Zhenyu on the title-page and dated by him 2013
NEW copy
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Synthesis in Form

Academy Editions, London
Large Folio size in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 224pp, colour plates, plans, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (faint shelf-rub to cover bottom edges) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Hollandtunnel (Momenta Arts, Brooklyn 1994) alt. spelling holland tunnel

Momenta Arts, Brooklyn
Tall, narrow Quarto size (4to) in colour printed card wrappers. 32pp, plates etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf-rub to cover bottom edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Nugae Canorae or Trifles Original and Translated

Printed for the Author by J D Qvist, Copenhagen
Octavo size (8vo) in quarter leather. Green marbled boards with tan cloth corner peices, brown leather spine with gilt lettering to spine, 121pp + vii pp printed notes at rear. Text in English. Inscribed and initialled by author on half title leaf and dated by him Jan 8 1834
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (covers slightly edge-rubbed, some scattered foxing to leaves)
1st editionHardcover
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Poezie Realiteit - Publieke Relaties

Salle de Bains, Rotterdam
Tall, narrow Quarto size (4to) in colour printed card self wrappers, 38pp on stiff art paper, plates, facsimiles etc. Text in Dutch
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (mild sunning to cover margins)
1st editionSoftcover
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Daimlerchrysler Collection - New Zero 7 April 10 Juni 2001 (Daimler Chrysler)

Daimlerchrysler AG, Berlin (Daimler Chrysler)
Large Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers with semi-opaque printed wrapper, 36pp, illustrations in text, etc Text in English and German
AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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