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Sklo / Glass - Rene Roubicek - Miluse Roubickova (Studio Glass Gallery, London Summer 1999 and Touring)

Studio Glass Gallery, London
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 216pp, colour plates, etc. To accompany the exhibition of works by the two artists. Dual text in Czech and English
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Bern Schwartz - Portraits (New Gallery, Jerusalem 6 June - 21 July 2012

New Gallery, the Naggar School, Musrara, Jerusalem
Heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 156pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in Hebrew and English
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Gustave Dore - Londra

Sansoni, Firenze
Large, heavy 4to in black cloth, white lettering to spine 183pp on thick art paper, a few pages of text in Italian but mainly very nicely printed reproductions of Dore's engravings
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in an almostAS NEW Dust Jacket (faintly tanned, barely noticeable nick to top edge, looks new in its protector)
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Mona Hatoum - the Entire World As A Foreign Land (Tate Britain, London 23 March - 23 July 2000)

Tate Gallery Publishing, London
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers,, 44pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (small speck of shelf rub and some slight creasing to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Robert Motherwell - Early Collages (Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice May 26 - September 8 2013 / Guggenheim, New York September 27 - January 5 2014)

Guggenheim Museum Publications, New York
Extra Large 4to. in pale grey cloth covered boards, 143pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Eric Gill - the Engravings

Herbert Press, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, blind embossed design by Gill to front cover, 478pp on stiff art paper mainly reproductions with bibliography, index at rear
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faintly tanned, looks new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William P Nimmo, Edinburgh
Small thick 8vo bound in full decoratively gilt embossed red Morocco leather, marbled end-papers, all page-block edges gilt, xxviii + 483pp, colour printed title leaf, plus 2nd engraved title-page with portrait frontispiece, full page engraved plates, etc (collated complete). This is the first Nimmo edition, published in Edinburgh in 1869 (all subsequent editions were published in London and or dated on the title-page. This copy has an elegant inscription dated 1875 on the 2nd blank fly-leaf.
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Tools of the Trade - Watercolours of Metalwork From the Biedermeier Period

Charles Plante Fine Arts, London
Landscape 4to in silver embossed grey cloth, unpaginated, approx. 160pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Limited edition of 750 copies
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2005 Designed by Alvaro Siza - Eduardo Souto De Moura with Cecil Balmond - Arup

The Serpentine Gallery / Trolley, London
Square 4to in colour printed thick boards, 141pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Pissarro in Venezuela Works in Venezuelan Collections of Camille Pissarros Venezuelan Oeuvre 1852 - 1854 (Venezuelan Embassy, London 12 June - 8 August and City Art Centre, Edinburgh 13 August 4 October 1997)

Venezuelan Embassy, London
Large tall 4to. in colour printed boards, 152pp on various types of paper, plates etc. Dual text in English and Spanish
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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John Virtue - London Paintings ( National Gallery, London 9 March - 5 June 2005

National Gallery / Yale University Press, London
4to in grey linen covered boards, 112pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
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Rathbone China Manufacturers Tunstall, Staffordshire 1808 to 1843 - A history and illustrated record of the china

Harvey Publications, London
4to in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 139pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Turkish Carsi

Tepe Construction Industries, Ankara
Large heavy 4to. in dark green cloth black lettering to spine and front cover, 214pp on glossy art paper, plates in colour and b/w, plans and maps. Partly updated monograph on traditional Turkish markets and shopping areas - originally published in 1954
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
HardcoverDustjacket
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The Concept of A Person and Other Essays

Macmillan, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 272pp, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (tiny slight crease to bottom edge of spine) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Bad Shepherd

Christie's International Media Division, London
Large landscape 4to. in thick grey boards, 199pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Michel Francois - Plans D' Evasion / Plans for Escape

Roma Publications, Amsterdam
Thick, heavy 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 358pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Jean-Marie Fiori (Gallery Dumonteil, Paris and Shanghai 2010)

Gallery Dumonteil, Paris and Shanghai
Heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 125pp on stiff glossy art paper, colour plates, etc Text in French, Mandarin and English
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Boyd & Evans - Views (Ikon Gallery, Birmingham 18 July - 2 September 2012) SIGNED COPY

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Large square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 110pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Boyd and Evans on the title-page
AS NEW
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Wine List Decorations 1961-1963 (Specially Bound Edition)

John Harvey, Bristol
Large 8vo in black leather backed decorated cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, 100pp on variously coloured leaves. This is one of a very small number of finely bound copies issued without a dust jacket
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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La Resistance des Images (Patinoire Royale, Bruxelles 25 Avril - 31 Juillet 2015)

Editions de la Patinoire Royale, Bruxelles
Large 4to. in die-cut stiff card covers, 143 on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc Text in French. Private view invitation card loosely inserted
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Kensal Green Cemetery - the Origins and Development of the General Cemetery of All Souls Kensal Green London 1824 - 2001

Phillimore, Chichester
Large, very heavy 4to in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 402pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. No 110 of 1,000 copies (of which only approx 600 were for sale, the rest were for subscribers)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Shinzo Maeda - Hills of Color - Scenes and Seasons (with specially printed extra colour photo-lithograph

Graphic- Sha Publishing, Tokyo
Extra Large landscape 4to in tan cloth, 95pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Japanese. Complete with the specially printed extra colour photo-lithograph 'Evening Fantasy - Mt. Daisetsu' printed on thick embossed art paper tipped-in at the rear (as issued)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to end-papers) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (barely noticeable tiny nick to spine panel, looks new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Francis Bacon in Your Blood (SIGNED COPY)

Bloomsbury Circus, London
1st printing. 8vo in boards, 401pp, index. This copy signed by Michael Peppiatt on the title-page over his printed name
Almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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David Bomberg - A Critical Study of His Life and Work

Evelyn, Adams & Mackay, London
4to in pale yellow cloth, silver lettering to spine. 132pp plus approx. 50pp plates in colour and b/w, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very faintly tanned, mild tape offset marks to end-papers - from tape used to hold an old wrapper protector) in a very faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. A very nice copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Rise and Fall of Merry England - the Ritual Year 1400 - 1700

Oxford University Press, Oxford
2nd Impression. Large 8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 366pp, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Barbara Robinson - Que la Lumiere Soit - Let There Be Light (SIGNED COPY)

Ateliers Encre & Lumiere, Cannes-et-Clairan
Tall Large 4to. in die-cut thick glossy boards, 139pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English. No. 576 of 1,500 copies, this one signed by Barbara Robinson
Almost AS NEW (tiny creases to top cover fore-corner tips from mild bumping)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 17

BBC Books, London
1st printing. Heavy 4to. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 160pp, colour photos, etc
NEW copy in a NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Magic World of Ivan Generalic

Rizzoli, New York
Extra Large and heavy 4to in grey faux cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, 223pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The 1st ABC Modern Xylograph Invitation Exhibition 2002

Association Xylograph Art Committee of China's Artists Association, Beijing
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers 142pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in Mandarin and English. The work of 10 modern artists
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Bernard Cohen - Work of Six Decades (Flowers Gallery, London 4 June - 4 July 2009)

Flowers, London
Very heavy folio in thick colour printed boards, 240pp, colour plates, etc
Almost AS NEW (tiny chip and two minute nicks to bottom edge of rear paste down end-paper - clearly a minor production flaw)
1st editionHardcover
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