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Le Corbusier - Toward An Architecture (HARDCOVER)

Frances Lincoln, London
Thick, heavy quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 341pp
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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A Guide to Hellenistic Literature

Blackwell Publishing, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed glossy boards, 261pp, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600 - 1840 (Third and Best Edition)

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Yale University Press, New Haven and London
3rd and best Edition. Thick, heavy octavo size (8vo). in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 1264pp, index etc. This copy is from the collection of Christopher White (curator, art historian and specialist on Rembrandt) and his small personal bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Sex and the Black Machine

Avernus Creative Media, London
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in illustrated stapled paper wraps. Unpaginated, approx. 20pp. An Aldiss 'cutup' of prose, poetry and collage printed on newsprint stock paper
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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James Cadenhead RSA - Keeping His Memory Green

Kenneth Cadenhead, Auburn
Extra Large 4to. in blued cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 151pp, illustrations in text, colour plates, etc. Biography of the Scottish landscape and portrait painter
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny slight bump to cover corner tips)
1st editionHardcover
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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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Ursus Wehrli - Noch Mehr Kunst Aufraumen (Hardcover 1st Edition)

Kein and Aber, Zurich
1st printing. Landscape 4to in colour printed laminated boards. 47pp colour plates, etc
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Detlef Kappeler - Arbeiten Von 1985 Bis 1990 - Auf Der Suche Nach Carl Von Ossietzky (SIGNED COPY)

Galerie Am Chamissoplatz, Berlin
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 104pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Text in German. This copy dated 10 mai 90 and signed by Kappeler on the front fly-leaf. Published for the exhibition of the same name at Durchgefuhrt im Literarischen Colloquium Berlin - 10. Mai 10 Juni 1990
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (creasing to spine - clearly a mild production flaw)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Rebecca Smith - the Ring Sculptures (Picker Art Gallery March 31 - May 12 2002) SIGNED COPY

Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 38pp, colour photos, etc. Inscribed and signed by Rebecca Smith (as Bec) on the title-page
NEW unread copy (some mild offsetting to rear cover)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Oleg Kulik - Alice Vs. Lolita (Leonhard Ruethmueller, Contemporary Art, Basel 25 August - 9 Oktober 2004) SIGNED COPY

Leonhard Ruethmueller, Contemporary Art, Basel
Square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 24pp on stiff glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English, German and Russian. This copy boldly inscribed 'Alise vs. Kulik' and signed and dated oleg kulik 20. 09. 05 on the title-page
A FINE very clean and tight copy (faint very small crease to fore-edge bottom corner tip, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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The Library - A World History

Thames & Hudson, London
Large, very heavy 4to in thick boards, 320pp, colour plates, etc
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Bill Woodrow - Alphabet (SIGNED COPY)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in red cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, pasted on printed labels to front and rear covers (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 66pp. Facsimile of a book of drawings made in 1986. This copy signed by Woodrow on the rear colophon leaf
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Cornish and Spennymoor - A Selection of the Drawings, Sketches and Reminiscences of Norman Cornish

University Gallery University of Northumbria, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Landscape 4to in illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 52pp, plates etc
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy still close to new (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Bill Woodrow - Alphabet (SIGNED COPY)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in red cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, pasted on printed labels to front and rear covers (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 66pp. Facsimile of a book of drawings made in 1986. This copy signed by Woodrow on the rear colophon leaf
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The Domed Tombs of Eastern Sudan - Their Functional, Cultural and Psychological Values

Azza P h, al-Khartum
4to in faux leather covered boards, gilt lettering to front cover, 164pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in English and Arabic. This is a cheaply produced book, solidly bound and clearly printed but done with slightly inferior materials and production values.
Almost AS NEW (page-block edges faintly dusty in a very slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Augustus John (SIGNED COPY)

Chatto & Windus, London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo) in grey faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 715pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc. This copy signed and dated 19 October 1996 by Michael Holroyd on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (edges faintly tanned) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Bayt Al Aqqad - History and Restoration of a house in Old Damascus (Proceedings of the Danish Institute in Damascus IV 2005)

Danish Institute in Damascus / Aarhus University Press
Very Thick and heavy square 4to. in thick colour printed boards, rust red cloth spine, 440pp on thick art paper, colour plates, bibliography etc plus 4 fold-out plans at rear
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Manchester's First Modernist - Karl Hagedorn 1889 - 1969

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Large square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 72pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Victoria Line - A Pictorial Record - Published on the Occasion of the Opening of the Line by Her Majesty the Queen March 1969

London Transport, London
Very large landscape 4to in gilt embossed blue stiff card covers, end-papers with blueprints for the rolling stock, 47pp on thick glossy paper, b/w and colour photos, plans, maps etc. Sections on Planning, Tunnelling, Stations, Rolling Stock, Operating and All Informed (i.e. works publicity)
Near FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips) in the original clear Glassine Dust Jacket which is in FINE condition
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Art Deco Sculpture - Chryselephantine Statuettes of the Twenties and Thirties

Academy Editions, London
Extra Large 4to. in plain white stiff card covers with glossy colour printed dust jacket, 107pp, colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations, etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (name on fly-leaf, page-block edges slightly tanned) in a FINE Dust Jacket but for a neatly repaired and barely visible short closed tear to top edge of rear panel. A very nice copy of this elusive book
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Stalking the Nightmare (SIGNED COPY)

Phantasia Press, Huntington Woods, Michigan
1st printing. Large 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 332pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a near FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (very thin sliver of wear to head of spine panel, two barely visible short closed tear to bottom edges, looks fine in its protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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A Companion to Romanticism

Blackwell Publishers, Oxford
Heavy, large 8vo. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 549pp, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Hubert Robert - the Pleasure of Ruins (Wildenstein, New York November 15 - December 16 1988)

Wildenstein, New York
Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, 91pp on stiff art paper, plates etc.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Blast 1 (One I)

Black Sparrow Books, Santa Rosa
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers, complete 160pp facsimile of the 1914 first edition with new introductory text by Morrow
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (spine slightly sunned, covers slightly dusty)
Softcover
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Matisse Picasso (Tate Modern, London 11 May - 18 August 2002 and Touring)

Tate Gallery Publishing, London
Very heavy and extra large 4to. in orange cloth, red lettering to spine, 400pp on stiff art paper colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Georgische Maler (Hauptgebaude der Zentralsparkasse und Kommerzialbank, Wien 25 Mai - 10 Juni 1988)

Leopold Bausbek, Wien
Landscape 4to in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in German and Georgian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Brian Horton (Messum's, London 2017) **** SIGNED COPY ****

Messum's, London
Large square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 52pp, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by the Brian Horton on the title-page below his printed name
Almost AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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More Fool Me (SIGNED COPY)

Michael Joseph, London
Heavy 8vo. in red faux cloth, 388pp, plates in colour and b/w. This copy inscribed 'Best' and signed by Stephen Fry on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Olympia Theofanopoulou - About Shadows (SIGNED COPY)

Published by the Artist / Peak Publishing
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 108pp on thick art paper, mainly full page colour photos. Published to coincide with the exhibition 'About Shadows - Photographs by Olympia Theofanopoulou-Parikaki' at the Hellenic Centre, London 22 April - 19 May 2016. Inscribed and signed by Theofanopoulou (as Olympia) on the front blank fly-leaf
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The Dream Factory 2010

The Church of London, London
4to in colour printed glossy boards, 95pp on stiff art paper, illustrated in colour throughout. From the publishers of 'Huck' and 'Little White Lies' magazines. No 474 of 1000 copies
NEW unread copy
1st edition
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