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Foster and Partners - Palacio de Congressos de Valencia - Valencia Congress Centre

Aumsa / Foster and Partners
Folio size. 104pp, plates in colour and b/w, plans, sketches etc. Dual English and Spanish text. This book had a very small printing and is now very scarce.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Resende - Sinais no Espaco e no Tempo - Signs Through Time and Space (Hardcover signed limited edition) (Julio)

Bial, Portugal
Large Square Quarto size (4to) in thick linen covered boards, 73pp mainly full page colour plates with notes by the artist in both Portugese and English. Number 18 of a signed limited edition of 100 copies (produced in tandem with an ordinary edition in boards)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Antony Gormley - Making Space (SIGNED COPY)

Hand Books (no place stated)
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 207pp, colour plates (some foldout), etc. Signed and dated 3.2.5 by Gormley of the 2nd blank end-paper
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Gazette des Beaux-Arts - Courrier Europeen de l'Art et de la Curiosite - Tome XXIV / Vol / Volume 24 Janvier - Juin 1868

Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in later blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 616pp plus approx. 90pp of adverts at rear. Complete, all hors-texte plates present, including Goya's 'L'Amour et la Mort'
Spine and page-block edges a little dusty, pages slightly tanned else FINE, an otherwise well preserved, clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Rachel Whiteread - With Music for Torching (Signed Limited Edition)

Anthony d'Offay, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in patterned cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, plates in colour and b/w, etc. One of 100 copies signed by both Whiteread and Homes on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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Mao Yan in Dufftown (SIGNED COPY) alt. spelling MaoYan

Shangart Gallery, Shanghai
Tall Quarto size (4to) in grey cloth, blue lettering to spine, tipped-on colour plate to front cover (as issued), 77pp, plates etc. Inscribed and signed by MaoYan on the 2nd fly leaf
Almost AS NEW (slight surface rub to rear cover)
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Inner Circle - illustrated by F N Souza

Macmillan, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, silver lettering to spine (not stated, but to a circle design motif by Souza matching his lettering to wrapper). 185pp, frontispiece plus 26 other full page line illustrations by Indian abstract artist F N Souza illustrating the Polish poet and novelist's offbeat futurist narrative. The wrapper has a full colour front panel designed by Souza. This book had a very small hardcover printing. There was a smaller format softcover published in 1968, this is also scarce as sales were poor and many copies were pulped
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (thin sliver of very slight tanning to cover edges) in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (slightly dusty and tanned, tiny closed tear to top edge of rear panel with associated crease, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Rachel Whiteread - With Music for Torching (Signed Limited Edition)

Anthony d'Offay, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in patterned cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, plates in colour and b/w, etc. One of 100 copies signed by both Whiteread and Homes on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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Scar Strangled Banger (SIGNED COPY)

Harrap, London
1st printing. Large 4to. Approx. 150pp (unpaginated), plates in colour and b/w. Inscribed and signed in thick splashy silver paint by Steadman over the title page and facing leaf ('Gamma - From Ralph Steadman 20.11.87')
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in a FINE Dust Jacket (tiny chip and faint tanning to top edge of front panel, looks almost new in its removable transparent protector)
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Draft 004 Autumn 2006 (with Julian Opie lenticular covers)

Draft Magazine, London
Large 4to. in lenticular plastic covers (front and rear images by Julian Opie) and plastic spine, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on various types of paper, folding colour plates, etc. Numbered 234 of 1,000 copies made, now uncommon and rarely seen in new condition.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Basilika - Sv. Jiri Na Prazskem Hrade / St Georges Basilica At Prague Castle (Signed Limited Edition with Signed Print)

Prague Castle Administration / Lars Muller, Baden
Large 4to. in boards, unpaginated, approx. 100pp on stiff art paper, mainly full page photos in b/w of the castle done by Jan Jedlicka for the exhibition in the Old Royal Palace July 15 - September 9 1997. Dual text in English and Czech . This is number 26 of 50 copies numbered and signed by Jedlicka and with a photo-engraving processed by him (also signed and numbered 26 of 50) in a tissue folder in a rear pocket.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in FINE Dust Jacket
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Landon Metz - Painter Painting Surface (Artists Book)

Art Direction Publishing / Vimmerby Rinkerby
Large 4to. (31cm x 24cm) in colour printed covers, 10 interior colour printed leaves all on stiff art paper (offset printed 'Arctic' paper) pencilled no.32 / 250 copies made. PLUS 1 loose leaf printed in grey tone on thinner proofing type paper
AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Quatuors Pour 2 Violons Alto et Violoncello par Louis van Beethoven (sic) String Quartets 1 - 9 - Op. 18 No1 1 to 6 and Op 59 No 1 to 3)

Mayence Chez les Fils de B Schott, Bruxelles, Londres, Paris, Leipzig etc
Volume one complete, 4to in later red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contains main title leaf, contents leaf, all nine quartets with own title-page and paginated separately. The printing, from engraved plates, is very sharp throughout, suggesting this is a first or very early printing (engraved plates wore down with use and later printings would become noticeably fuzzy)
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (page-block edges a little tanned, 4 leaves only affected by very mild foxing). A nice copy
Hardcover
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The Man with the Golden Gun

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. 8vo in plain black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 221pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (priced 18s net) (top edges of inner flaps very slightly tanned, faint crease and two minute nicks to head of spine panel, barely visible short closed tear to top edge of front panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A nice copy
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The Art of Captain Cooks Voyages - Volume Three / Vol 3 - the Voyage of the Resolution and the Discovery 1776 - 1780

Paul Mellon Center / Australian Academy of the Humanities / Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Large, very heavy 4to in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 669pp, copiously illustrated, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1st UK edition)

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. 8vo in bright yellow faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 241pp.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (small ink name on front blank fly-leaf) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (flat vertical crease to far outer edge of front inner flap, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Shakespear's Pound - Illuminated Cantos (Signed Limited Edition)

La Nana Creek Press, Nacogdoches / Scolar Press, London
Printed at the Lanana Creek Press, Nacogdoches, Texas in an edition of 210 copies (200 for sale) designed by Charles Jones, printed on a Vandercrook Universal III press onto Magnani Biblios mould made white wove paper, hand-bound in Harmatan's tan leather with Japanese book cloth over boards, and matching slip-case. This copy numbered 114 and signed by Omar Pound and Charles Jones in pencil
An AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW slip-case. This copy has been stored un-opened since it was made
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David Hockney - My Yorkshire - Conversations with Marco Livingstone (Special Clothbound Limited Edition)

Enitharmon Editions, London
Large landscape 4to. in fine green cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, inset colour plate to front cover (different for each copy of this book), end-papers illustrated from a charcoal sketch by Hockney, 83pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. This is one of a limited edition of 200 unnumbered copies, made extra to the trade edition
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Die Neue Graphik / the New Graphic Art / Le Nouvel Art Graphique

Arthur Niggli, Teufen ar
1st printing. Square 4to in cream linen backed colour printed boards, black lettering to spine, 247pp, numerous illustrations in text (some colour), etc. Parallel text in English, German and French.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (pages very slightly tanned). An excellent copy of this classic work on graphic design
1st editionHardcover
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The Great Heritages of Chinese Art - Illustrative Plates (Sets 1 to 12 Complete in Two Volumes) Dual English & Mandarin Text

Shanghai Publishing Company, Shanghai
Originally published in 12 sets of loose folios, this edition is complete with all 12 sets published as a two book set. Both matching volumes are large Folio in blue cloth, with gilt embossed calligraphic titles to spines and front cover by Wang Jiyuan (1893-1975), unpaginated, approx. 320 pages in all printed on thick art paper, mainly single sided b/w plates and tipped in colour plates, with full English and Chinese descriptive notes for all the plates, brief introductory text for each volume in Chinese only. These two volumes are complete as issued, containing sets 1 to 12 of the illustrative plates.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight set in not far from new condition (page-block edges very slightly tanned) housed in the original thick card slip-cases which are a little worn and neatly repaired in places, the original plain brown dust-wrappers are present though with chipping and tears to the spine panels.
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Love in Earnest - Some Notes on the Lives and Writings of English 'Uranian' Poets From 1880-1930

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 280pp, plates, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in a lightly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (small light tan soil to bottom edge of rear panel adjacent to spine fold, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Malevich - the Artist, Infinity, Suprematism - Unpublished Writings 1913 - 33 - Vol IV / Volume 4

Borgens Forlag
1st printing. Unpublished writings from the Stedelijk museum, Amsterdam and other sources. Small 4to. in stiff card covers, 260pp, plates etc. Text in English throughout
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight unmarked copy (spine and page-block edges slightly tanned or foxed)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Conservation of Pictures

Dalton and Lucy, London
8vo in ornate black and gilt embossed green cloth, 81pp plus index. A landmark text, widely credited as the first published work to use the term conservation and advocating protection and preservation, as opposed to repairing or restoration
An extremely well preserved near FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (covers very slightly edge-rubbed, pages slightly tanned, very slight bubbling to cloth covers (usually due to dry patches where the glue fixing the cloth was not evenly distributed)
1st editionHardcover
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No Love Lost - Blue Paintings (SIGNED COPY) Wallace Collection, London 14 October 2009 - 24 January 2010

Other Criteria, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards, 66 leaves, colour plates (3 folding). This copy signed by Hirst in black ink on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy
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The Margate Exodus (Limited Edition portfolio of photos)

Artangel / Company of Angels, London
Black and red printed thick plastic folder (approx 7 x 5 inches) with 21 colour photos each in a clear plastic pocket, index card and signed limitation card at rear. The Margate Exodus is a re-telling of the Book of Exodus, commissioned by Artangel, written and directed by Penny Woolcock and filmed in Margate all on one day in September 2006. This portfolio of photographs were taken during the filming by Thierry Bal (14), Antony Gormley (2), Phil Fisk (4) and Gautier Deblonde (1). This is number 101 of only 250 copies made and signed by Penny Woolcock
AS NEW
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With An Eye to the Future (Signed Limited Edition)

John Murray, London
Octavo size (8vo) in cream buckram backed marbled paper boards, gilt lettering to spine, gilt device on front cover, top edge gilt, 156pp, full page illustrations in colour and b/w, line illustrations in text. No 88 of 100 copies signed by Lancaster with an additional illustration on a separate sheet loosely inserted (as issued) in a matching marbled paper covered slipcase
Spine slightly dusty else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned and slightly edge-rubbed slipcase
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E Printz

Editions Du Regard, Paris
Large heavy 4to. in blind embossed thick black boards, 304pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, plans, bibliography etc. Dual text in French and English
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE Dust Jacket (faintly creased at head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The History Boys (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in black boards, white lettering to spine, 109pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (flat crease to rear inner flap, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Het Boek Van PTT

PTT (Posterijen Telegrafie en Telefonie), Leiden
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in colour printed wrappers. 49pp
VERY GOOD - A well preserved, clean and tight copy (mild surface scuff to spine margin of rear cover, tiny chips to paper spine tips, covers a little tanned, fore-edge corner tips slightly rounded, internally extremely clean, tight and unmarked)
1st editionSoftcover
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Christopher Croft - paintings + drawings (One of 100 copies with an original etching)

Autoren Galerie 1, Munich
Published to coincide with the exhibition at Autoren Galerie 13 September 12 October 1991. Square 4to in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 48pp on glossy art paper. No 54 of 100 signed copies with an original etching (numbered and signed by the artist in pencil. Image approx 14 x 15 cm on paper 21 x 21 cm) loosely inserted, as issued. Text in English and German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW stiff card glossy Dust Jacket - the etching is in mint condition
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