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Knots

Tavistock Publications, London
1st issue, 1st printing. Tall 4to in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 90pp, with the tipped in corrigendum slip at page 77 making this the correct 1st edition 1st issue
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in an edge-torn and chipped Good only un-clipped Dust Jacket (repaired on verso and housed in a removable clear protector making it look very presentable
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Shift Work - Cathedral of Joy (Lab Gallery, New York 7 - 24 April 2009) shiftwork

Lab Gallery / Curcioprojects, New York
8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 127pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. On the live in-situ painting at LAB Gallery, done in shifts by the two artists
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Dara Mcgrath - Deconstructing the Maze

Dara Mcgrath / Robinson Mcilwaine, Belfast
Large 4to. in stiff card covers, 120pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly colour photos of Northern Ireland's notorious Maze prison at the time of its demolition. Published to accompany the site specific installation that took place in the prison
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Ines Hock Schutte (with artist signed letter)

Galerie Schutte, Essen
4to in stiff card covers with colour printed thick glossy paper wrappers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German. PLUS loosely inserted handwritten letter (approx 150 words) from Innes Hock, and signed by her
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Tom Kundig - Houses 2 (SIGNED COPY)

Princeton Architectural Press
1st printing. Large, very heavy 4to in colour printed thick boards, 247pp, colour plates, plans, bibliography, etc. This copy inscribed and signed by Tom Kundig (as Tom) in thick black felt tip on the 2nd fly-leaf.
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David Hockney - Flowers and Spaces Faces and Spaces (Annely Juda Fine Art, London 1 May - 19 July 1997)

Annely Juda Fine Art, London
Two volumes both 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, both volumes approx. 76pp on thick art paper, colour plates (some folding), etc. Housed in a printed card slipcase
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1st editionSoftcover
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Aspects of Modern Art - Art & Design Profile 18 (with original colour graphic by Michael Craig-Martin)

Academy Group, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, xxiv text + ads on glossy art paper plus main text 96pp on thicker glossy art paper, illustrated in colour throughout. The Craig-Martin graphic is on stiff card
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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Robert Mapplethorpe (Pallazzo D'Accursio, Bologna 1986)

Idea Books, Milano
Large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 64pp, mainly finely printed full page b/w photos. Text in Italian
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (inscription on front fly-leaf, mild flat crease to bottom corner of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Winter Trees

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Tall 8vo. in deep blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. 55pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (inscription on front blank fly-leaf dated 1972) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (slightly tanned on rear panel, some very faint surface rub to front panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy
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Marcia Hafif - Video, Fotografie, Texte - Letters to J C - Printed Matter (Kunstverein Graftschaft Bentheim 18 09 - 7 11 1999)

Kunstverein Graftschaft Bentheim
4to in photo illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 60pp, photos, etc. Dual text in English and German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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A Life in Music - Conversations with Sir David Willcocks and Friends (SIGNED COPY)

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Heavy, large 8vo. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 288pp, illustrations in text, index, CD in pocket at rear. Inscribed and signed by Sir David Willcocks on the title-page
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Ron Mueck (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey 17 Marrzo - 31 Julio 2011)

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey
Square 4to in colour printed padded boards, 91pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Spanish
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1st editionHardcover
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Out of Sight - A Play About Prison

Martin Secker & Warburg, London
1st printing. 8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 112pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (very slight tanning to leaves) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to spine panel, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Life and Art Through Stained Glass - Roman Halter 1927 - 2012 (Ben Uri - London Jewish Museum of Art 10 April - 8 June 2014)

Ben Uri - London Jewish Museum of Art
Large tall 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 115pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Duchamp Man Ray Picabia (Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona 26 Junio - 21 Septiembre 2008)

Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 247pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc. Text in Spanish / Texto en espanol
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1st editionSoftcover
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Other Worlds - the Art of Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith (Baltic, Gateshead 13 November 2003 - 18 April 2004)

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead / Reaktion Books, London
Large 4to. in glossy card covers. 224pp, plates in colour and b/w, two 8 page double gatefolds
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Survage - Les Annees Heroiques

Anthese, Arcueil
Large Quarto size (4to) in bright blue linen covered boards, white lettering to spine and front cover, 187pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight bump to top corner tip of rear cover) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute crease to flap fold corner tips)
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Celts From Antiquity (Antiquity Papers 2)

Antiquity Publications, Cambridge
Heavy medium sized 4to in stiff card covers, 338pp, plates and illustrations in text, etc
NEW unread copy (minute bump to head of spine panel at rear tip, from poor handling)
1st editionSoftcover
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Richard Hamilton - Word and Image - Prints 1963 - 2007 (Alan Cristea Gallery, London 14 February - 22 March 2014)

Alan Cristea Gallery
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 155pp, colour plates, etc
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1st editionSoftcover
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Clemens Stecher - Charade II, III & IV (Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans 29 January - 27 March 2010)

University of Hertferdshire Galleries, St Albans
Tall 4to. in thick boards, 74pp on stiff art paper, b/w illustrations plus 8pp colour printed fanfold on stiff glossy card covers loosely inserted (as issued). Number 104 of only 300 copies made.
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Salvador Dali - Retrospective 1920 - 1980 - and - La Vie Publique de Salvador Dali (2 volumes in one as issued)

Centre Georges Pompidou Musee National D Art Moderne, Paris
Thick, very heavy 4to in colour printed cloth covered stiff card covers, first part 414pp, 2nd part 229pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in French. The first part is the mammoth catalogue for the exhibition held at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (18 Decembre 1979 - 14 Avril 1980) and the second 'Vie Publique De Salvador Dali' was published to accompany the exhibition. Both were issued as separate books as well as in this combined edition
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (spine slightly tanned)
Softcover
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Christopher Everard - Us A Denied Reality (Signed Limited Edition)

Interlife Pictures / Eriskay Connection
4to in black printed grey cloth covered boards, 190pp variously on stiff art paper and glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout. This is No 75 of 400 copies noted as 'Open Edition One'. This copy is also inscribed and initialled by Christopher Everard on the limitation page
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Blenheim and the Churchill Family - A Personal Portrait (SIGNED COPY)

Cico Books, London
Heavy 4to. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 224pp on thick paper, colour plates, index etc. Inscribed 'Best wishes' dated Nov. 2006 and signed by Henrietta Spencer-Churchill on the title-page
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Let Truth Be the Prejudice - W Eugene Smith - His Life and Photographs - An Illustrated Biography by Ben Maddow

Aperture, New York
2nd Impression. Large, very heavy 4to in grey cloth, red lettering to spine, 340pp on thick glossy art paper, with many finely printed b/w photos
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Francine Zubeil - Hors de Contenance - New York City, June 1996 - Marseille, Janvier 2002 (Artists Book)

Fabrique Sensible, Marseille
4to in orange cloth backed photo illustrated glazed boards (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 68pp on various types of opaque and semi-opaque paper. Dual text in French and English. One of only 500 copies made
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Recording Scotland

Oliver and Boyd / Pilgrim Trust, Edinburgh & London
1st printing. 4to in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 168pp on thick paper, 80 full page plates in colour and b/w done by 40 contemporary artists
An unusually well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a near FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (small chip and short tear to head of spine panel - neatly repaired from the verso, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Yeoh Jin Leng - Art and Thoughts 1952 - 1995 (National Art Gallery, Malaysia 12 January - 28 February 1996)

National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Very Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 169pp on thick art paper, colour plates and numerous illustrations in text of Leng's paintings and ceramics, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf rub and tiny spot of tan soil to bottom edge of page block)
1st editionSoftcover
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David Hockney - Flowers and Spaces Faces and Spaces (Annely Juda Fine Art, London 1 May - 19 July 1997)

Annely Juda Fine Art, London
Two volumes both 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, both volumes approx. 76pp on thick art paper, colour plates (some folding), etc. Housed in a printed card slipcase
NEW copies in NEW slip-case
1st editionSoftcover
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The Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayaam - A new translation with critical commentaries by Robert Graves and Omar Ali-Shah

Cassell, London
1st printing thus. Octavo size (8vo) in pale blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 86pp
An extremely well preserved FINE+ unread copy in not far from new condition (scattered pale flecks to covers and some slight tanning to the end-papers and page-block edges) in a faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Contemporary World Architecture (SIGNED COPY)

Phaidon, London
Very heavy, very thick 4to in yellow boards, 511pp, illustrated in colour throughout index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page and inscribed by him 'October 5, 1998 at the RIBA' (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW un- or barely-read copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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