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Roy Lichtenstein's ABC (SIGNED COPY - by Adelman)

Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown, Boston & New York
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards. Unpaginated, approx. 60pp. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by Adelman on half title leaf, inscription reads 'A book even I could write!'
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (some very slight bumping to covers)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Lucio Del Pezzo - Alfabeto di Segni e di Sogni (Castel Dell'Ovo, Napoli 14 Dicembre 2001 - 31 Gennaio 2002)

Editoriale Modo,milano
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 119pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in Italian
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (tiny slight crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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American Scene - Joseph Rodriguez - Spanish Harlem

National Museum of American Art, Washington DC
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card, folded self wrappers, 101pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Annual Report of the British Interplanetary Society 1952

British Interplanetary Society, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in printed stiff card covers. Paginated 301 to 364 (as issued). Long 'Chairman's Address' by Clarke plus reports, papers and book reviews by other hands, 5pp plates etc
Faint sunning to covers else FINE, a very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Tervek, Gondok, Gondolatok - Mai Epiteszetunk

Muszaki Konyvkiado, Budapest
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in blue cloth. 144pp on stiff art paper, plates etc. Text in Hungarian
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint flat crease to top corner tip of front corner, white mark to head of spine and a few small white dots to bottom corner of rear cover (looks to be a minor production flaw in the cover printing)
1st editionHardcover
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Milena Jnk (Jhk) - Works on Paper 1971 - 2001

National Museum, Belgrade
Large Quarto size (4to) in stiff card coverss. 111pp, plates in colour and b/w. Text in English and Serb. Edition of 700 copies only
Covers lightly edge-rubbed else an almost AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Daimlerchrysler Collection - Photography, Video, Mixed Media II (December 9 2004 - February 27 2005) (Daimler Chrysler)

Daimlerchrysler AG, Berlin (Daimler Chrysler)
Large Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers with semi-opaque printed wrapper, 72pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English and German
AS NEW copy in AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Ian Fraser Partnership

Ian Fraser Associates, London Manchester and Bradford
Large landscape Quarto size (4to) in glossy card covers. 68pp mostly photos showing the architects' work in urban renewal, town planning, shops, offices, housing and interiors
VERY GOOD - (covers moderately edge-rubbed and a little marked, internally very clean)
1st editionSoftcover
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Mircea Roman

Published by the Artist, London
Large square Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 100pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Artists book by the Romanian / English sculpture
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Land Use Management and Environmental Improvement in Cities - Proceedings of A European Workshop, Lisbon, 6-8 May 1992

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card covers. 401pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges, tiny flat crease to top cover corner tip and first few leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Ecological City - The Swedish Report to the OECD

Boverket / National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, Karlskrona
quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 112pp, maps diagrams etc in text. Text in English
An almost AS NEW copy (few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges, tiny flat crease to bottom corner tip of front cover, paperclip indentation to top edge of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Michel Hunot - Paysage Mutation

Michel Hunot, Rambouillrt
Large tall Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 66pp, Text in French, photos etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, rear cover slightly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Song of Jacob Zulu (SIGNED FIRST EDITION)

Arcade Publishing, New York
1st printing. Large Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. 106pp. Inscribed and signed by the author on title-page
AS NEW
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Grataloup

Editions Ramsay, Paris
Large square Folio size in gilt embossed black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 144pp, colour plates, etc. Text in French
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles - The Mary Hunt Kahlenberg Collection

Delmonico Books / Prestel, Munich London & New York
Very thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in brown cloth, gilt decoration and lettering to spine and covers, 399pp, many fine colour plates of textiles and costume, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. Housed in an ornately gilt embossed and colour printed thick card slip-case. Text in English
NEW copy in NEW slip-case
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Marijke van Warmerdam - All Mere (Kunstzaken Almere 14 September 21 Oktober 1991

Kunstzaken Almere (Aleph, Hedendaagse Kunst)
Quarto size (4to) in sewn paper wraps (back to back format), unpaginated, approx. 40pp, plates in colour and b/w etc. Dual Dutch and English text. One of only 750 copies made
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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North Norfolk Landscapes (Signed Limited Edition)

Jeremy Barlow Publications, Holt
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in grey cloth. Unpaginated, approx. 66pp, mainly finely reproduced full page colour plates of Barlow's watercolours. One of a signed limited edition
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Henleys of Wapping - A London Shipowning Family 1770 - 1830 (SIGNED COPY)

National Maritime Museum, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in illustrated stiff card covers, 88pp, plates, facsimiles etc. Inscribed 'with all best wishes' and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions) plus loosely inserted photocopy of review.
Near FINE, a clean and tight copy (covers faintly tanned, flat crease to bottom corner of front cover and first leaf)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Grenzenloser Optimismus oder Utopiologie

Mondial, Winterthur
Octavo size (8vo). 1st Trade Edition (originally privately published by the author in 1937). 221pp. Signed and inscribed (to a friend) by Hahn on title page, dated 27 Feb 1949
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (pages and covers tanned)
Signed copyHardcover
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Martin Parr - Home And Abroad

Jonathan Cape, London
Extra large landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, brief text plus 57 full page colour plates
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (tiny flat crease and slight rub to top corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Monika Grzymala - Update - New Site Specifics: Marfa Texas USA - Hamburg Germany - New York - Vancouver Canada - Berlin & earlier Works

Monika Grzymala, Berlin
Large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on stiff art paper, colour photos of installations, text in English throughout. Artists book, one of only 250 copies made
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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The Sedan Chair in Malta / Is-Suggetta

Parliamentary Secretariat for Tourism, Valletta
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, viii + 72pp, colour plates, etc
Near FINE (top corner of rear cover creased, top corner of last leaf dusty, otherwise a very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition)
1st editionSoftcover
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Suit - A Short Story

Garner Russell, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black printed orange cloth, unpaginated, approx. 40pp on thick paper, printed in various colours and typefaces. This copy inscribed and signed by Alchemy's Tom Shaw (as Tom) who designed the typeface and, with Ron Cox, printed the book
AS NEW
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Ivan Samarine at Jean-Luc Baroni - Russian Drawings and Watercolours (Jean-Luc Baroni, London 1 - 22 June 2011)

Ivan Samarine, London
Large Folio size in illustrated boards, 140pp on stiff heavyweight paper, 60 works, all finely illustrated in colour
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Critical Writings of James Joyce

Faber & Faber, London
Octavo size (8vo) in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 288pp, index etc. With the small private bookplate of Montague Shaw on the front paste-down end-paper, Shaw oversaw production of this book for Faber & Faber
An extremely well preserved very clean and tight FINE barely read copy (end-papers a little tanned, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a faintly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (minute speck of shelf rub to top flap fold corner tips and head of spine panel, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Camille Silvy - Photographer of Modern Life 1834 - 1910

National Portrait Gallery, London
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 160pp, plates, index etc
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Alice Neel - A Chronicle of New York 1950 - 1976 (Victoria Miro Gallery, London 1 June - 31 July 2004)

Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Maggie! Maggie! Maggie! Margaret Thatcher - Mother of the Nation or Monster From the Blue Lagoon (Signed by Steve Bell)

Cartoon Museum, London
Tall Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 100pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. This copy is inscribed and signed by Steve Bell on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight wave to page block from poor storage)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Philip Larkin - Letters to Monica

Bodleian Library, Oxford / Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Thick Octavo size (8vo) in red boards gilt lettering to spine. 475pp, index.
AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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A Handbook for Film Archives - Based on the Experiences of Members of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)

International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), Brussels
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 151pp, plates at rear. Text in English throughout
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (tiny barely visible nick to cloth at head of spine)
1st editionHardcover
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