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The Female Body - A Short Story by Margaret Atwood with Interactions by Anna-Karin Sundin

RCA, London (Royal College of Art)
Tall Quarto size (4to). in blue paper covered boards, photo illustrated front cover, unpaginated, approx. 40pp of photo-montage and printed text on semi-opaque leaves
A well preserved FINE copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Undiscovered Country

Hammer Museum / University of California Press, Los Angeles
Quarto size (4to) in olive green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 136pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Klaus Vom Bruch : Was Macht Der Kobold Im Regenwald? + the Softi Tape - The Duracell Tape

Published by the Artist
Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 24pp (paginated 10 to 30), text in German, photos in colour and b/w. Complete (as issued) PLUS loosely inserted fan-fold poster (approx 18cm x 90cm) for The Softi Tape - The Duracell Tape (Goethe Institute, Munich 1982), text in English
AS NEW (covers faintly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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Leo Marchutz - Peintre et Lithographe 1903 - 1976

Imbernon
Heavy large Folio size in boards, 254pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English
An almost AS NEW unread copy (small crease to top cover corner tips - from bumping) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (slightly creased at top corner tips)
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A Gardener's Life (SIGNED COPY)

Frances Lincoln, London
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 208pp, illustrated in colour throughout, index. Inscribed and signed by author (as Marjorie Salisbury) on the half title leaf
An AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Shepard Fairey - Post No Bills

Gingko Press, Corte Madera
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 67pp, illustrated in colour throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Currency 3 (SIGNED COPY)

Sico Carlier, brussels
Edition of 1, 000 copies. Large Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated laminated boards, numerous plates and illustrations etc. This copy Signed (with no other inscription) by Sico Carlier on copyright-leaf
NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2 Volumes Complete)

Macmillan, London
Two Large heavy Quarto size (4to) volumes, uniformly bound in red cloth, top edge gilt, black and gilt lettering to spine and front cover, A - K 670pp and L - Z 690pp complete
Both are extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copies, in not far from new condition
1st editionHardcover
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La Almoneda del Siglo - Relaciones Artisticas entre Espana y Gran Bretana 1604 - 1655

Museo Nacional Del Prado, Madrid
Large, very heavy Quarto size (4to) in grey cloth, grey lettering to spine and front cover, 316pp, illustrated in colour throughout, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute bump to top corner tip of page-block) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (flat crease to front inner flap)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Stronger Than Fear (Film Exhibitors Campaign Book)

Exhibitors Campaign Book (British edition)
Exhibitors Campaign Book for the film in original illustrated paper wraps (13' x 9') 12 leaves, portraits and lists of performers etc. An RKO production with Dana Andrews, Farley Granger and Joan Evans. Billboard style front cover, publicity price lists etc. on rear cover
A well preserved near FINE copy (some slight edge-creasing)
1st editionSoftcover
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Stefan de Jaeger - Portraits

La Lettre Volee, Bruxelles
Tall Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 95pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English
A well preserved almost AS NEW and very clean and tight copy (slight crease to head of spine, few tiny bumps to cover edge tips)
1st editionHardcover
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Hong Kong Eye - Hong Kong Contemporary Art (Saatchi Gallery, London December 2012 and touring)

Skira, Milan
Thick, ver heavy Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 411pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Melanie Manchot - Love is A Stranger - Photographs 1998 - 2001 (With signed note)

Prestel, London
Large Quarto size (4to). Approx. 120pp (unpaginated), colour plates. PLUS Private view invitation card for 'Moscow Girls' (Rhodes + Mann, London 14 October - 28 November 2004) and a brief hand written note from Manchot (signed as Mel) on a postcard, both are loosely inserted
An almost AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Richard Learoyd - Unique Photographs 2007 09 (McKee Gallery, New York September 26 - October 31 2009)

McKee Gallery, New York
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed boards, 4pp preliminaries and text plus 34 full page photos finely printed on high quality gloss paper
NEW COPY
1st editionHardcover
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Horst Antes - Arbeiten Sammlungen 1959 - 1995

Stadt Karlsruhe / Stadtische Galerie
1st printing. Heavy Folio size in blue printed dark grey cloth, 147pp on semi-transparent leaves and (mainly) thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in German
NEW unread copy in the original plain opaque paper wrapper (slightly edge-chipped)
1st editionHardcover
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David Hockney - A Bigger Exhibition (De Young Museum, San Francisco October 26 2013 - January 20 2014)

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco / Delmonico / Prestel, New York & London
Heavy, Extra Large 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 228pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, (some folding) etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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French Renaissance Printing Types - A Conspectus

Bibliographical Society / Printing Historical Society, London / Oak Knoll Press, Delaware
Thick, very heavy 4to in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 471pp, bibliography, index etc. With the small private bookplate of Montague Shaw (Faber editor and typographer) on the front paste-down end-paper
An extremely well preserved AS NEW very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Common People and Politics 1750 - 1790 (The English Satirical Print, 1600-1832)

Chadwyck-healey, Cambridge
Heavy 4to. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 291pp, plates, bibliography, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Oskar Kokoschka - London Views - British Landscapes

Thames & Hudson, London
Large landscape 4to. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 88pp, colour plates, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (inscription on front blank fly-leaf) in an edge-chipped near VERY GOOD Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Kafka's Clothes - Ornament and Aestheticism in the Habsburg Fin de Siecle

Clarendon Press, Oxford
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 231pp, plates, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Themes and Variations - the Drawings of Augustus John 1901 - 1931

Lund Humphries / National Museums and Galleries of Wales / Spink & Son, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 72pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (spine moderately sunned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Cy Twombly

Galerie Karsten Greve, Koln
Heavy 4to. in thick boards, 139pp, colour plates (some folding) etc. Dual text in English and German. This copy is from the collection of architect and designer Eric Robert Kuhn and has his private company stamp to front blank fly-leaf.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (3 of the foldout plates are slightly mis-folded on the outer edge)
1st editionHardcover
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Joseph Chamberlain - Entrepreneur in Politics

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 725pp, portrait frontispiece, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in a NEW Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to spine panel, looks new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Documentary Chinese Works of Art - In Scholars Taste

Sydney L Moss, London
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 244pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, tiny spot of tan soil to bottom edge of page block)
1st editionSoftcover
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Protecting Nature, Saving Creation - Ecological Conflicts Religious Passions and Political Quandaries

Palgrave Macmillan, New York
1st printing. 8vo in colour printed boards, 292pp
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Andy Goldsworthy - Time

Thames & Hudson, London
1st printing. Heavy large landscape Quarto size (4to) in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 202pp, colour plates, etc
A well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Many Faces of Evolution in Europe C. 1860 - 1914

Peeters, Bondgenotenlaan
Large 8vo in pastel green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 165pp, plates, bibliography, index
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Art After Philosophy and After - Collected Writings 1966 - 1990

MIT Press, Massachusetts and London
1st printing thus. Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 289pp on stiff art paper, plates, bibliography, index
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (small speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Michel Tourliere - Retrospective 1945 - 1985 (Paris Art Center 8 Avril - 24 Mai 1986)

Paris Art Center, Paris
Large heavy 4to. in blue cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, plates in colour and b/w, illustrations in text, etc. Text in French
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Friars Minor in Ireland - From their arrival to 1400 (SIGNED COPY)

Franciscan Institute, St Bonaventure University, New York
Large 8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 264pp + 14pp appendices and maps, with extensive bibliography. Errata slip loosely inserted. Inscribed to a fellow historian and signed by the author (as Francis) on the half title leaf
Almost AS NEW (slight bumps to front cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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