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Second Annual Exhibition of Drawing 2005 - Exhibition of Fine Drawings by Living Artists (Petley Fine Art, London 2005)

Petley Fine Art, London
Large landscape 4to. in thick colour printed boards, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny surface bump to rear cover)
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Jaan Toomik (Kumu Art Museum / Kunstimuuseumis 8 March - 20 May 2007)

Kumu Kunstimuuseumis, Tallinn
1st printing. Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 166pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in Estonian and English.
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Lino Mannocci 1991- 1998

Paracelso Arte Contemporanea, Bologna
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 95pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
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Yinka Shonibare - Fabric-ation (Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2 March - 1 September 2013)

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 64pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc.
NEW unread copy
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Life in the Himalayas

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal
Extra large landscape 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 149pp on stiff art paper, mainly finely printed colour photos
Almost AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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The Elephant to Hollywood - the Autobiography (SIGNED COPY)

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. Thick 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 406pp, plates, index This copy inscribed and signed by Michael Caine on the title leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Euan Heng - Elsewhere

Australian Galleries / Euan Hen, Melbourne
Square 4to in thick boars, white lettering to front cover, unpaginated, approx. 40pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny red ink line to top corner of the front fly-leaf) in a NEW Dust Jacket
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Harry Adams - Water Springs Eternal From the Impossible Garden of Light - Selected Work 2014 - 2016 (John Marchant Gallery, London 6 October - 6 November 2016) **** SIGNED COPY ****

L-13 Press, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers with colour printed wrapper, unpaginated, approx. 96pp, colour plates, etc. Plus loosely inserted 4pp folded sheet 'exhibition list and notes'. This copy signed by Harry Adams on the title-page
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Louis Boudreault - Destinies (Albermarle, London 10 October - 2 November 2013)

Albermarle Gallery, London
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 120pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
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Garry Fabian Miller - Time Passage (James Hyman Gallery, London - 2008 touring exhibition)

James Hyman Gallery, London
Very large 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 48pp on stiff paper, colour plates, etc
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30 Years of Xi'Anfilm Studio 1958 - 1988

Xi'Anfilm Studio / China Film Publishing House, Beijing
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 175pp, illustrated in colour throughout. Dual text in English and Mandarin
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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Peter Finer (9th Catalogue of Antique Arms and Armour 2010)

Peter Finer, London
Large heavy 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 218pp on stiff art paper. A sumptiously produced catalogue of 40 items for sale, each illustrated in colour with detailed descriptions.
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John Hoyland - Works From the 1970s and 1980s (Nevill Keating Pictures, London 2006)

Nevill Keating Pictures, London
1st printing. Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers 35pp, colour plates, et
NEW copy (minute and very slight crease to bottom cover corner tips)
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The Print Show (Fine Art Society, London 15 February - 10 March 2016)

Fine Art Society, London
Landscape 4to in stiff card covers, 132pp, colour plates, etc
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Olsen Art - Marianne Olsen Und Richard Olsen in Der Muhle Tiefenbrunnen (SIGNED COPY)

Sunflower Foundation, Zurich
Tall 8vo in colour printed thick boards, 61pp, illustrations in text, DVD inserted on rear inner cover (as issued). This copy inscribed and signed by Marianne Olsen (as Marianne) on the half title leaf
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The Art of Photography 1839 - 1989 (Royal Academy of Arts, London 1989)

Royal Academy of Arts / Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Very thick and heavy 4to in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 471pp on thick art paper, plates, bibliography, etc
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges, very slight shelf rub to top corner tip of front cover) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (very small spot of rub to top flap fold corner tips and top corner tips of spine panel, looks new in its protector). A nice copy
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Erik Bulatov - O (Arndt & Partner, Berlin 27.01 - 14.03.2009)

Kerber Art, Bielefeld / Leipzig
Square Quarto size (4to) in thick boards, white cloth spine, 71pp, colour plates, etc. Brief Dual text in English, Russian and German Gallery press release loosely inserted
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1st editionHardcover
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Gabriel - Kokolia - Mainer - Ruller - Czech Artists

Hocherl, Munchen / Munich
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in thick boards, black lettering to spine and front cover, 122pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. This copy inscribed by Inge Lindemann, in pencil, and signed by her as Inge, on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (covers very slightly sunned and dusty)w
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Vaclav Chochola - Kabinety Vzpominek / Cabinets of Reminiscences / Die Kabinette Von Erinnerungen / Les Cabinets de Souvenirs

Arcadia, Praha
Large heavy Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated boards, 212pp, mainly captioned photos. Text in Czech, English, German and French
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (a little nicked and rubbed along top edges, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Six Essays (The State of English Architecture; The Hope of English Architecture; The Profession of An Architect; The Bane of English Architecture; The Ethics of Urban Leaseholds; Religious Art)

Johnson Reprint Corporation, New York & London
Octavo size (8vo) in lilac cloth, gilt lettering to spine, variously paginated, approx 240pp. Facsimile reprint, with new intro, of the Unwin first collected edition of 1891
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (few flecks of faint sunning or fading to rear cover bottom edge)
1st editionHardcover
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A History of the Drapers Company

Drapers' Company, London
Extra Large 4to. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 142pp on thick art paper, colour plates, bibliography etc.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Loot

Methuen, London
88pp in glossy card covers
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and bright unread copy (few specks of very slight shelf rub to cover edges, top edge of page block faintly dusty)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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The Black Mask (Tauchnitz 3552)

Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig
Octavo size (8vo) in black printed stiff paper wrappers, 272pp, rear cover book list dated April 1909 (inserted 32pp catalogue at rear dated May 1, 1911)
An extremely well preserved FINE little used copy (spine very slightly tanned, covers faintly dusty, top edge of page block a little dust darkened)
Softcover
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The Amateur Cracksman (Tauchnitz 3369)

Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig
Octavo size (8vo) in black printed stiff paper wrappers, 280pp, rear cover book list dated April 1910
An extremely well preserved FINE little used copy (spine very slightly tanned, covers faintly dusty, top edge of page block a little dust darkened, mild flat crease to top corner of rear cover)
Softcover
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Complete Catalogue of the Tauchnitz Edition of British and American Authors - Series for the Young, Collection of German Authors, Students' Series, Dictionaries etc - Leipzig April 1911

Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig
Octavo size (8vo) in black printed stiff paper wrappers, 300pp
An extremely well preserved FINE little used copy (spine very slightly tanned, covers faintly dusty, top edge of page block a little dust darkened, tiny closed tear to bottom edge of rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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William Kentridge - Fortuna

Thames & Hudson, London
Thick, very heavy Quarto size (4to) in red boards, black lettering to spine, 320pp, plates etc
BRAND NEW copy but for slight nicking to dust jacket from poor handling (looks new in its protector)
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Israel Beker - Stage of Life

Published by the Artist, Tel Aviv
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, variously paginated approx 36pp Dual text in English and Hebrew, 42pp plates. Inscribed 'With compliments' and by Beker on the half title leaf
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy in a lightly edge-worn but otherwise VERY GOOD Dust Jacket
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Maso - Arquitectura Publica Durant La Mancomunitat / Public Architecture During the Mancomunita

Fundacio Rafael Maso / Ursula Llibres, Guinness Icerona
Heavy 8vo. in colour printed thick boards, 253pp, illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and Spanish
NEW unread copy
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Portfolio 17

BBCBooks, London
1st printing. Heavy 4to. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 160pp, colour photos, etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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French Painting - From Le Nain to Fragonard

Skira, Geneva
Thick, large and very heavy Folio in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 275pp on stiff paper, 106 tipped in colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (with the original printed wrap around paper band) and housed in a plain card slipcase
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