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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
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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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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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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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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
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Radio Propaganda and the Broadcasting of Hatred - Historical Development and Definitions

Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
8vo in thick illustrated boards, 275pp, bibliography, index
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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 removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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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
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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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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
1st editionHardcover
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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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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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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, bibliography, 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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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
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Marisa Merz (Fondation Merz, Torino 16. 05. 2012 - 6. 01. 2013)

Fondation Merz, Torino
8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 117pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Name of Merz's New York dealer written in red ink along top edge of last blank page. Dual text in English and Italian
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Hot Gates

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 175pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight barely read copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a slightly tanned (most noticeably to the inner flap edge-tips) but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (slightly shelf rubbed at flap fold and spine panel corner tips, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern - Issue Number 13 (The Comics Issue)

Hamish Hamilton, London
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in gilt embossed black cloth backed patterned boards, 263pp, illustrated in colour and line throughout, complete with two small booklets loosely inserted and the large folded colour printed sheet as dust jacket (as issued and complete)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (booklets also as new)
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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
NEW unread copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
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To Petra with Love - the Petra Tegetmeier Collection of Works by David Jones - Paintings Drawings Engravings Inscriptions and Carvings

Wolseley Fine Arts, London
Square 4to in colour printed thick boards, 72pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Bring Up the Bodies (SIGNED COPY)

4th / Fourth Estate, London
1st printing. Thick 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 411pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved very near FINE clean and tight unread copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, pages very slightly tanned) in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (tiny nick at base of spine panel, neatly repaired from verso and now barely visible, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Untitled - A Review of Contemporary Art - Winter 1993 / 94 No 3

Untitled, London
24pp tabloid format, folded loose sheets and folded over, as issued
VERY GOOD (some mild creasing, two inch closet tear to bottom edge of front cover, front cover slightly dusty at fold)
1st editionSoftcover
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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 on the title-page
AS NEW
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London Statistics 1903 - 1904 (Volume XIV / Vol 14)

London County Council, London
Thick, heavy Folio size strongly and solidly bound in dark green boards with dark green leather spine and corner pieces, marbled end-papers, gilt lettering to spine. cxvi plus 807pp, numerous tables etc in text plus large colour printed folding tables and maps etc (collated complete). Private library bookplate to front paste-down end-paper and gilt legend to front cover
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (mild surface rub to leather spine, small spots of very slight wear to cover corner tips, top edge of page block dusty)
1st editionHardcover
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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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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
1st editionHardcover
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Alekos Kondopoulos

Printers: Georges Verlamos / Arts Graphiques I Markis, Athens
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt embossed facsimile signatures on front cover, 82pp. Text in Greek and French, 335 colour plates
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of shelf rub to bottom edge of covers)
1st editionHardcover
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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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The White Hotel (1st Printing)

Victor Gollancz, London
1st Impression. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 240pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a very faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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I Want A Black Doll (SIGNED COPY)

Simon & Schuster, New York
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo). 320pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the front blank fly-leaf, and with his printed compliments slip loosely inserted
FINE, an extremely well preserved and very clean and tight barely-read copy in a dusty and slightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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