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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)
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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
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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
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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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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)
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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)
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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)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Katherine Dunham - Her Dancers Singers Musicians (Inscribed and signed by the photographer Roger Wood)

Ballet Publications, London
4to in light tan cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 79pp on glossy paper, dual text in French and English, mainly captioned b/w photos of Dunham's black dance company by Roger Wood (about 130 of the approx 140 photos in the book). This copy is inscribed to a close friend on the front blank fly-leaf by Roger Wood (signed as 'R').
Edges slightly dusty else FINE in a an edge-chipped VERY GOOD- Dust Jacket (looks presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Aztecs (Royal Academy of Arts, London 16 November 2002 - 11 April 2003)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 520pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Shakespeare at the Old Vic - Julius Caesar - Merry Wives of Windsor - Winter's Tale - King Henry V - Othello - Troilus & Cressida (SIGNED COPY)

Old Vic Trust / Hamish Hamilton, London
4to in dark red cloth, silver lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 130pp on glossy paper. Inscribed and signed by Roger Wood (as R) on the half title leaf. The recipient was Ruth Lynam (journalist, fashion writer and noted balletomane). Although uncredited Wood took many of the photographs included in this book.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight tanning to end-papers, top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a slightly edge-chipped and slightly edge-creased but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Agnes Pataux - Coeur Blanc Ventre Blanc - Fetiches et Feticheurs - Benin- Burkina Faso - Mali (SIGNED COPY)

Gourcuff Gradenigo, Montreuil
Heavy landscape 4to in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 183pp, mainly finely printed b/w photos. Text in French. This copy is inscribed and signed by Agnes Pataux on the front fly-leaf
AS NEW
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John Keane - Back to Fundamentals (SIGNED COPY)

Flowers East, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card covers, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by John Keane on the title-page
NEW copy
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The Glass Skin (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo 1 October 16 November 1997 and Touring) English Edition

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art / Corning Museum of Glass, New York / Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf
Large heavy 4to. in stiff card covers, 149pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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A Christian (Anthony Christian)

Emphasis International, Hong Kong
Large, heavy Folio in dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 248pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Long Way Down (SIGNED COPY - Boorman and McGregor)

Sphere, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 341pp, colour plates. This copy signed by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on the title-page, (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Moment and Eternity - Thirty Years Art Pursuit of Chao Ge

Culture and Art Publishing House
Heavy 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, 271pp being introductory text and Lv Pintian's essay followed by approx 170pp colour plates, and a series of essays by Chao Ge at the rear. Dual text in English and Mandarin. Published to coincide with an exhibition at Ge's work covering the preceding 30 years
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Hampstead Heath - its Geology and Natural History

T Fisher Unwin, London
Thick 8vo in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, 328pp, colour frontispiece with tissue guard, plates, two folding maps in text, one large folding map at rear, index etc. (collated complete)
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (thin sliver of creasing and shelf rub to spine ends, two minute nicks to head of spine, end-leaves and page-block edges a little tanned.). A very nice copy
1st editionHardcover
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Patrick Caulfield - the Complete Prints 1964 - 1999

Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Heavy Extra Large 4to. in black cloth, red lettering to spine, 96pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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