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Wedgwood Counterpoint - Five Themes

Buten Museum of Wedgwood, Merion, Penn
Hardback Large heavy Quarto size (4to). 256pp, illus
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (private bookplate on front blank paste-down end-paper, spine slightly sunned)
1st editionHardcover
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Shock Xpress 2

Titan Books, London
1st printing. Large Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 124pp plus index. Plates in colour and b/w etc.
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Life's a Knock-Out (Alt. spelling Knockout)

Hutchinson, London
Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 208pp, plates, index. Autobigraphy of the boxer and boxing promoter
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy (some light foxing or tanning to leaves) in a lightly soiled but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (half inch defection at head of spine panel, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector). A nice copy of this scarce book.
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The Swiss Light on Tate Modern and Creative Switzerland 2000 - Dialogue Between Cultures

Januzzi Smith, London
Quarto size (4to) in laminated boards. Issued to coincide with opening of Tate Modern. With CD recording of Swiss Ambassador's Award Concert at Wigmore Hall (Antoine Rebstein - d'Alessandro, Schubert and Schumann) laid in signed card (of the Tate Modern in its opening lighting display) from the Cultural Counsellor of Swiss Embassy
AS NEW
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Design Center Stuttgart - Deutsche Awahle 1985

Landesgewerbeamt, Baden
Heavy Quarto size (4to) in card covers. 463pp, plates in colour and b/w etc. Preliminary text in English French and German. Mainly photos with brief captions
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight crease to top corner of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Life Magazine International March 12, 1960 - John Glenn in Orbit issue

Time Life International
Large size magazine, 72pp complete
Pages slightly tanned, light rub to spine fold with a little minor splitting along top margin and small chip to bottom edge of spine else VERY GOOD+, a well preserved, sound, clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Mande Potters and Leather-Workers - Art and Heritage in West Africa (alt. spelling: Leatherworkers)

Smithsonian Books, Washington
Large Quarto size (4to). in brown cloth, 192pp, illustrations in text, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Forma Anthropologica - Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania (Talinn Art Hall Gallery 'Luum' 10. 1. - 2. 2. 1992 - 10 January - 2 February 1992)

Estonian Arts Union, Tallinn
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 50pp on glossy art paper, plates in colour and b/w, etc. 18 artists shown from the three countries. Text in English
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Statuette and the Back Ground

Williams and Norgate, London
Octavo size (8vo) in parchment covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and cover. 127pp
Tiny patch of tanning to front cover fore-edge, some faint tanning to rear cover, mild string marks to top edge and fore-edge of front cover else VERY GOOD+, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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AALBORG - Towards the Sustainable City (European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns 24 - 27 May 1994)

Aalborg Urban Renewal Centre, Aalborg (and others)
Square Quarto size (4to) in blind embossed black boards, 86pp, colour charts etc in text. Published on the occasion of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns 24 - 27 May 1994 in Aalborg
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Sinai And Palestine in Connection With Their History (1866 New Edition - Revised and Enlarged)

John Murray, London
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo) in the publishers original blind embossed rust brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 560pp, maps (some colour and some folding), plans and woodcuts, index etc, 32pp publishers ads at rear. Collated complete. Although the author's advertisement to this new edition is dated 1864, subsequent to his revisiting the area, this is the first publication of the new edition
A well preserved FINE barely read, clean and tight copy (slight fading to covers, minute nick to tip edge of spine, page-block edges tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Leisure in Art and Literature (SIGNED COPY)

Macmillan, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 159pp, plates, index. This copy inscribed to a friend and signed by Barrett (as Cyril) on front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Giorgione

Aldo Martello, Milan
Extra large and heavy Quarto size (4to). in black and gilt embossed red cloth, 82pp text in Italian, plates at rear, 22 tipped-in full page colour plates, 109pp other plates at rear
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (faintly tanned, very slightly nicked at spine panel ends and flap fold corner tips). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Arquitectura - Public Work in Catalonia - Obra Publica a Cataluny - 1980-1987

Generalitat de Catalunya / Col-Legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed silver stiff card covers, 116pp, numerous plans and illustrations in text, etc. Text in English and Spanish
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Marion Dellavedova - Tritolo

Edizioni Esplosive / Le Case d'Arte 1000 Eventi, Sperone
Extra large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card, folded self wrappers. Unpaginated, approx. 70pp on thick paper, illustrations and text (variously in English and Italian). Edition of 700 copies
AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Goldsmiths' Fine Art 1998

Goldsmiths' College, London / Christmas Daisy, Bromley
Octavo size (8vo) in heavy grey boards, gilt lettering to rear cover, 112pp, colour plates, etc. No. 834 of 1000 numbered copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Dream 02 - Contemporary Chinese Art

Red Mansion Foundation, London
Large square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, variously paginated in two sections, approx 180pp in all colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (very slight shelfrub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Hommage Aux Donateurs 1996 - 2000 (Musee des Beaux Arts de Tours 17 Fevrier - 30 Avril 2001)

Musee des Beaux Arts de Tours
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 84pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Text in French
Top edge of page block slightly dusty else an AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Richard Lindner

Thames & Hudson, London
Heavy large and thick square Quarto size (4to) in gilt embossed black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 255pp, illustrations in text, tipped in colour plates, bibliography, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (faintly tanned and faintly edge-creased, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Mapping Perception

Proboscis, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, complete with the CD Rom in rear folded flap. Unpaginated, approx. 100pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Alexandra Gardner - Paintings and Drawings (Duncan Miller Fine Arts, London 1994)

Duncan Miller Fine Arts, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, brief texts plus 44 full page colour plates on stiff art paper
Few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges else an AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Le Thiet Cuong - The Quiet Path

Plum Bolssoms, Hong Kong & Singapore
Extra large landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 70pp on thick art paper, mainly colour plates, some folding. Text in English
An almost AS NEW copy (few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Le Thiet Cuong - The Changing Eye

Plum Bolssoms, Hong Kong & Singapore
Extra large landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 86pp, mainly colour plates of the Vietnamese artists oils
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Counterfeiting' Shakespeare - Evidence, Authorship and John Ford's Funerall Elegye

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 568pp, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Joao Cutileiro (SIGNED COPY)

Coleccao Arte e Artistas / Imprensa Nacional - Casa de Moeda
Large Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff card covers, 47pp text plus 27pp plates in colour and b/w. Text in Portuguese, English, and French. Inscribed and signed in ink by Joao Cutileiro (as Joao) on title-page
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (very slight bump to bottom edge of spine, covers faintly tanned)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Tory Lawrence - Ancient Land

Published by the Artist
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 66pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Building in the Blood - The Story of Dove Brothers of Islington 1781 - 1981 (SIGNED COPY)

Geoffrey Cape / Dove Brothers, London
quarto size (4to) in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt embossed design to front cover, 160pp, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. This copy inscribed and signed by David Braithwaite on the half title leaf, with the signatures of 8 company board members on the opposing leaf
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges faintly tanned) in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (two tiny closed tears to the top edge of the rear panel, both neatly repaired from verso)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Cotswolds (Signed by John Tookey)

Andre Deutsch, London
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed laminated boards, 60pp, illustrated in colour throughout. Inscribed and signed by John Tookey on the front blank fly-leaf
An almost AS NEW barely read copy in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Duck Song

Eyre Methuen, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 77pp, publishers ads at rear. Publishers review request slip loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Lucio Fontana - At the Roots of Spatialism

Gangemi, Rome
1st printing. Tall Quarto size (4to). in black cloth, white lettering to spine, colour printed label to front cover (as issued). Unpaginated, approx. 90pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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