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Fantasia for the Piano Forte, with An Introductory Movement - Composed and Inscribed to Miss Stirling by William Dance - Musician in Ordinary to His Majesty

Chappell & Co, 124 New Bond Street, London
Folio size, sewn leaves thus: Engraved title-page, blank verso, 2nd blank page, 8 page piano score (pages numbered 2 - 9), blank rear cover. Initialled by the composer in ink on the title-page
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (spine slightly nicked - this copy clearly once bound up with other sheet music, some very mild offsetting between leaves, scattered pencilled fingering which was easily and cleanly erased when tested)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Le Corbusier - Toward An Architecture (HARDCOVER)

Frances Lincoln, London
Thick, heavy quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 341pp
NEW unread copy
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Cornish and Spennymoor - A Selection of the Drawings, Sketches and Reminiscences of Norman Cornish

University Gallery University of Northumbria, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Landscape 4to in illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 52pp, plates etc
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy still close to new (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Ursus Wehrli - Noch Mehr Kunst Aufraumen (Hardcover 1st Edition)

Kein and Aber, Zurich
1st printing. Landscape 4to in colour printed laminated boards. 47pp colour plates, etc
NEW copy
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The Domed Tombs of Eastern Sudan - Their Functional, Cultural and Psychological Values

Azza P h, al-Khartum
4to in faux leather covered boards, gilt lettering to front cover, 164pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in English and Arabic. This is a cheaply produced book, solidly bound and clearly printed but done with slightly inferior materials and production values.
Almost AS NEW (page-block edges faintly dusty in a very slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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James Cadenhead RSA - Keeping His Memory Green

Kenneth Cadenhead, Auburn
Extra Large 4to. in blued cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 151pp, illustrations in text, colour plates, etc. Biography of the Scottish landscape and portrait painter
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny slight bump to cover corner tips)
1st editionHardcover
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Kienast Vogt - Open Spaces / Aussenraume

Birkhauser Architecture, Basel, Boston, Berlina
Heavy 4to. in boards, 264pp, plates in colour and b/w, plans etc. Dual text in English and German
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1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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William Stukeley - Science, Archaeology and Religion in Eighteenth- Century England

Boydell Press, Woodbridge
Large 8vo in brown boards, gilt lettering to spine, printed label to front cover (as issued), 290pp, illustrated, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Joe Tilson - Conjunctions (SIGNED COPY)

Bandecchi and Vivaldi, Pontedera
Extra Large 4to. in blue printed stiff card covers with colour printed wrapper, 92pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Italian. Boldly inscribed and signed in pencil by Tilson (as Joe) on the title-page
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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The Panjandrum Picture Book - Containing Come Lasses and Lads, Ride A Cock-Horse to Banbury Cross, and A Farmer Went Trotting Upon His Grey Mare, Mrs March Blaize, the Great Panjandrum Himself (R. Caldecott's Picture Book No. 4)

Frederick Warne, London
Landscape 4to in green and black printed tan cloth, variousley paginated - approx 96pp, coloured and plain full page plates. The printers name given at the bottom edge of dust jacket rear panel reads 'Printed and Copyrighted by Edmund Evans, Ltd., 154 Clerkenwell Road, London, E C 1' which dates this copy sometime between 1940 and 1944
Cover edges very slightly sunned else FINE, an otherwise well preserved clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (a few short closed edge tears, looks fine in its removable transparent protector, unpriced)
HardcoverDustjacket
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Eye in the Sky (limited edition with original signed screenprint)

Stolen Space / ATG, London
4to in spiral bound stiff card covers, 54pp on thick paper with 27 smaller photos and text leaves inserted between them. Text and photos detailing the work of ATG graffiti artist on the tops of a various London tower blocks, this hand made book was produced to coincide with an exhibition of the same name at Stolen Space Gallery, London 3 August - 2 September 2012. This is number 124 of 150 copies made and includes number 69 of 75 copies (signed and numbered in pencil) of an A4 size yellow and black silk screen (one of two silk screens made specially for this book) loosely inserted along with an 'Eye in the Sky' sticker. Complete with the original plastic bag (opened)
AS NEW
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Eye in the Sky (limited edition with original signed screenprint)

Stolen Space / ATG, London
4to in spiral bound stiff card covers, 54pp on thick paper with 27 smaller photos and text leaves inserted between them. Text and photos detailing the work of ATG graffiti artist on the tops of a various London tower blocks, this hand made book was produced to coincide with an exhibition of the same name at Stolen Space Gallery, London 3 August - 2 September 2012. This is number 124 of 150 copies made and includes number 69 of 75 copies (signed and numbered in pencil) of an A4 size yellow and black silk screen (one of two silk screens made specially for this book) loosely inserted along with an 'Eye in the Sky' sticker. Complete with the original plastic bag (opened)
AS NEW
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Paul Hindemith - the Man Behind the Music - A Biography

Victor Gollancz, London
1st printing. 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 319pp, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy in a faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Antony Gormley - Making An Angel

Booth-clibborn Editions, London
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 143pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (faint signs of pencil price erasure to fly-leaf)
1st editionSoftcover
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Rebecca Smith - the Ring Sculptures (Picker Art Gallery March 31 - May 12 2002) SIGNED COPY

Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 38pp, colour photos, etc. Inscribed and signed by Rebecca Smith (as Bec) on the title-page
NEW unread copy (some mild offsetting to rear cover)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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London Under Ground - the Archaeology of A City

OX1Bow Books, Oxford
Heavy, large 8vo. in colour printed thick boards, 327pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Detlef Kappeler - Arbeiten Von 1985 Bis 1990 - Auf Der Suche Nach Carl Von Ossietzky (SIGNED COPY)

Galerie Am Chamissoplatz, Berlin
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 104pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Text in German. This copy dated 10 mai 90 and signed by Kappeler on the front fly-leaf. Published for the exhibition of the same name at Durchgefuhrt im Literarischen Colloquium Berlin - 10. Mai 10 Juni 1990
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (creasing to spine - clearly a mild production flaw)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Oleg Kulik - Alice Vs. Lolita (Leonhard Ruethmueller, Contemporary Art, Basel 25 August - 9 Oktober 2004) SIGNED COPY

Leonhard Ruethmueller, Contemporary Art, Basel
Square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 24pp on stiff glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English, German and Russian. This copy boldly inscribed 'Alise vs. Kulik' and signed and dated oleg kulik 20. 09. 05 on the title-page
A FINE very clean and tight copy (faint very small crease to fore-edge bottom corner tip, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Cross-Border Governance in the European Union

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London
8vo in illustrated boards, 236pp, index etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Library - A World History

Thames & Hudson, London
Large, very heavy 4to in thick boards, 320pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Fantastic Reality - Louise Bourgeois and A Story of Modern Art

MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts
Heavy 4to. in pale blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. 338pp, plates, index etc
An AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW un-clipped Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Tournament

Bodley Head, London
1st printing. 8vo in bright orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt embossed design to front cover, 224pp
An extremely well preserved FINE+ very clean, bright and tight copy (very slight tanning to leaves) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE+ un-clipped Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Body in Women's Art Now - Part 1 - Embodied - Sigali Landau, Regina Jose Galindo, Jessica Lagunas, Lydia Maria Julien

Rollo Contemporary Art, Cambridge
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 79pp, colour plates, etc
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1st editionSoftcover
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Child Labor in the British Victorian Entertainment Industry 1875 - 1914 (alt. spelling Labour)

Palgrave Macmillan, New York & London
8vo in illustrated boards, 227pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Last Dividing Line - Nocosia - Photographs by James Phillips

Kypros Chrysostomides & Co, Nicosia
Landscape 4to in photo illustrated thick boards, 145pp on stiff art paper, finely printed photos
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Matisse Picasso (Tate Modern, London 11 May - 18 August 2002 and Touring)

Tate Gallery Publishing, London
Very heavy and extra large 4to. in orange cloth, red lettering to spine, 400pp on stiff art paper colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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More Fool Me (SIGNED COPY)

Michael Joseph, London
Heavy 8vo. in red faux cloth, 388pp, plates in colour and b/w. This copy inscribed 'Best' and signed by Stephen Fry on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Dream Factory 2010

The Church of London, London
4to in colour printed glossy boards, 95pp on stiff art paper, illustrated in colour throughout. From the publishers of 'Huck' and 'Little White Lies' magazines. No 474 of 1000 copies
NEW unread copy
1st edition
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Olympia Theofanopoulou - About Shadows (SIGNED COPY)

Published by the Artist / Peak Publishing
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 108pp on thick art paper, mainly full page colour photos. Published to coincide with the exhibition 'About Shadows - Photographs by Olympia Theofanopoulou-Parikaki' at the Hellenic Centre, London 22 April - 19 May 2016. Inscribed and signed by Theofanopoulou (as Olympia) on the front blank fly-leaf
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Georgische Maler (Hauptgebaude der Zentralsparkasse und Kommerzialbank, Wien 25 Mai - 10 Juni 1988)

Leopold Bausbek, Wien
Landscape 4to in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in German and Georgian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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