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Tobacco Trade Year Book and Diary 1940

Tobacco / Industrial Newspapers, London
Thick Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards with black cloth spine. 154pp of text (tobacco laws from 1825, international import and excise duties, brand indexes, government laboratory supplement and advert leaves relating to tobacco, snuff, cigarettes, cigars, manufacture and smoking paraphernalia for the consumer and retailer. With a 104 page diary with interspersed blue paper advert / note leaves
VERY GOOD (boards a little edge-rubbed and very slightly worn at corner tips, spine and boards dusty and tanned. Three diary leaves have been removed, contents otherwise still very clean and tight)
1st editionHardcover
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Criminal Conversations - Victorian Crimes, Social Panic and Moral Outrage

Ohio State University Press
Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed boards, 318pp, index etc
NEW unread copy
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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
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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)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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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 removable transparent 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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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
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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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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