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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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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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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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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
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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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
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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 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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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)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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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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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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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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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
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Tess Jaray - Thresholds

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Extra Large landscape Quarto size (4to) in dark red cloth, white lettering to spine and decoration to front cover (to a design by Jaray), 38pp, colour plates, etc. Limited edition of 275 copies
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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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
AS NEW in AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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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
NEW copy
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
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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
NEW unread copy
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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The Ipcress File (1st Edition 2nd Impression)

Hodder & Stoughton, London
2nd Impression. 8vo in bright orange faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 223pp. This copy belonged to Michael Kustow (theatre and film producer and writer) and has his ink signature on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (thin sliver of slight creasing to spine ends, pages very slightly tanned, one leaf creased at very top corner tip - from turning, now lays flat)
1st editionHardcover
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Francis Limerat

Editions De Lassime, Paris
Large landscape 4to. in thick boards, 135pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in French
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Floating World of Science - Poems

Ram Press, London
8vo in stiff card covers, 76pp, illustrations in text. Science related poetry from the noted physicist and specialist in crystallography
VERY GOOD+ a clean and tight copy (covers and page-block edges a little tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Charles Linder - Vespertine (SIGNED COPY)

Gallery G16 Editions, San Francisco
Square 4to in colour printed thick boards, unpaginated, approx. 120pp on glossy art paper, mainly colour photos. This copy signed by Charles Linder on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy
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Fix - the Art and Life of Felix Kelly

Darrow Press, Auckland
Heavy Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 299pp, colour plates, index etc
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (small and very slight crease to bottom corner of front cover from poor handling)
Softcover
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