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Two Art Commisions for the Flemish Representation in London - Charif Benhelima and Patrick Van Caeckenbergh (Flanders House, Cavendish Square 1A London)

Vlaams Bouwmeester, Brussels
Tall Quarto size (4to). in white cloth backed boards, 58pp, plates in colour and b/w, interviews with both artists, Text in English and Flemish. Published to coincide with the opening of the Flemish Representation in London
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Guarapiranga - Recuperacao Urbana e Ambiental no Municipio de Sao Paulo

Marcos Carrilho Arqitetos, Sao Paulo
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card, folded self wrappers. 253pp, plates in colour and b/w, plans, maps etc. Errata sheet loosely inserted. Text in Portuguese
NEW copy (tiny bump to head of spine at front tip from poor handling)
1st editionSoftcover
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Beat - No. 1 the Volvic Box Issue

Heart, London
Folio size in illustrated stiff card covers, opaque tissue fly-leaves, 75pp, colour plates, etc
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The Elephant You Gave Me

Michael Joseph, London
1st Printing. 8vo. Authors first novel. Inscribed and signed by author (as Alun) on the front blank fly-leaf
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (pages 61 - 64 roughly opened - a minor a production fault) in a lightly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (long crease and short closed tear to rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Living City - Towards A Sustainable Future

Routledge, London
octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 246pp, index
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (name on fly-leaf) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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La Catedral del Fin del Mundo - Una Historia Dibujada Castellano

Antilia Ediciones, Coruna
Landscape Folio size in gilt embossed black boards, 207pp, colour illustrations in text, two very large fold out colour plates. Text in English, French, Italian and Spanish
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Gilbert & George - The Cosmological Pictures

Haags Gemeentemuseum, Den Hague
1st printing. Landscape Folio size in colour printed card covers. Colour plates etc. Text in English
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Lemieux

Gage Publishing, Toronto
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in patterned dark grey boards, white lettering to spine and front cover, 301pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. No 818 of 3500 copies printed. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faintly tanned and faintly shelf rubbed along bottom edges, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Slightly Offstage - Celebrity Tales of the Unexpected (SIGNED COPY)

Cameron Wilson, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 168pp, mainly captioned colour reproductions of Gill's celebrity portraits. Signed (with no other inscription) by Gill Shaw on the title-page
An AS NEW unread copy in AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Sean Henry (Kunsthandel Frans Jacobs / Judith Bouwknegt Contemporary, Amsterdam 2005)

Kunsthandel Frans Jacobs / Judith Bouwknegt Contemporary, Amsterdam
Tall Quarto size (4to) in colour printed card covers inside a silver printed perforated card over-cover. Unpaginated, approx. 50pp, colour plates (some folding), etc. Dual English and Dutch text
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of very slight rub to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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Andy Warhol and His World (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, April - July 2000)

Louisiana Revy / Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed card covers, 87pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English. Louisiana Revy Volume Vol 40, No 2 April 2000 issued as catalogue for the exhibition of the same name held at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Who is Andy Warhol?

British Film Institute (BFI), London
Large Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. 162pp, plates, index etc. Papers from inaugural conference of The Andy Warhol Museum April, 1995
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Music Genres and Corporate Cultures

Routledge, London
Crown Octavo size (8vo) in black cloth, 209pp, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society - Transactions 1938

St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society
Octavo size (8vo) in thick paper covers. 312pp, plates, index, etc
FINE, a extremely well preserved and very clean and tight copy (spine tanned, small chip to rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Rencontres avec Le Corbusier

Fondation Le Corbusier / Galerie des Princes, Bruxelles
Square quarto size (4to) in glossy card covers. 158pp, bibliography, captioned plates in colour and b/w, plans drawings etc. Text in French
Almost AS NEW (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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American Scene - Greta Pratt - in Search of the Corn Queen

National Museum of American Art, Washington DC
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card, folded self wrappers, 96pp, many excellently reproduced b/w photos, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Ornament and its Application (Treating in A Practical Way of the Relation of Design to Material, Tools and Methods of Work)

Batsford, London
Crown Octavo size (8vo) in navy cloth, gilt embossed front cover, gilt lettering to spine, 319pp, numerous illustrations and plates in text, index
FINE, an exceptionally well preserved clean and tight copy (sliver of slight creasing to spine ends, slight rub to gilt spine lettering)
1st editionHardcover
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Seven Days for Hanging

Robert Hale, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, pale green lettering and silver gun logo to spine. 185pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (pages slightly tanned, top edge of page block slightly dusty) in an almost FINE complete Dust Jacket (tiny chip to top edge of rear panel, few spots of slight shelf rub to wrapper edges, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Itinerant Cameraman (SIGNED COPY)

John Murray, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 258pp, numerous illustrations in text, filmography, index etc. This copy signed in full and without inscription by Lassally on the title-page
Almost AS NEW (non-authorial inscription on front blank fly-leaf, hint of shelf rub to cover bottom edges) in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Apt. 301 - Photographs and Interviews by Will Anderson (SIGNED COPY) (APT301)

Yewtree Press, New York
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in cream cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 113pp, mainly colour and b/w photo portraits of aspiring male models. This copy signed by Will Anderson on the title-page. PLUS prospectus card for this book loosely inserted
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Il Palazzo Madama - Sede del Senato (The Palazzo Madama - The Seat of the Senate)

Editalia, Roma
Very heavy thick large quarto size (4to). in full black faux leather, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 271pp on stiff art paper, mainly colour plates, full page plates, plans etc of the buildings and interiors, the Italian descriptive text is translated to English in summary form on a 4 leaf insert
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (small inscription on front blank fly-leaf) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket, the book is housed in a very thick illustrated card box which is a little nicked, tanned and dusty
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Anna Muskardin 2000 2001 - Round Trip - Videoinstallation Album / Album Per Videoinstallazione

Galleria Neon, Bologna
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 32pp with 18 double page video stills and 4 loosely inserted colour printed perforated sheets each with 9 stills from 3d virtual animation (36 in all and complete as issued). Dual text in English and Italian
Almost AS NEW (very slight crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Development by Alvar Alto of the Design for the Church of Vouksenniska Imatra, Finland

North Carolina State University School of Design, Raleigh
Square Quarto size (4to) in plain olive green stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 44pp, plates, plans, facsimiles etc
A well preserved FINE copy (spine slightly dusty, small faint'ish wrinkle to front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Painted! Beate Gunther - Guillermo Kuitca - Richard Allen Morris

Hatje Cantz & Daros, Ostfildern & Zurich
Thick card folder with elastic corner ties containing 3 separate colour illustrated tomes: Beate Gunther 67pp; Richard Allen Morris 62pp; Guillermo Kuitca 39pp
All AS NEW
1st editionHardcover
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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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Upon High Hedges - Words by Michael Lay - Photographs by Sarah Lay (SIGNED COPY)

Pentyr Publishing, St Just- in - Penwith
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 65pp, colour plates, etc. This copy inscribed and signed by both Sarah and Michael Lay on the front blank fly-leaf
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The Development by Louis L Kahn of the Design for the Second Capital of Pakistan at Dacca

North Carolina State University School of Design, Raleigh
Square Quarto size (4to) in plain orange stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 56pp, plates, plans, facsimiles etc
Covers slightly dusty else FINE, an otherwise well preserved clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Silhouettes - Visual Art Society Annual Exhibition (Pao Sui Loong Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre 23rd - 28th October 1979) Signed by Aser But

Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Square Quarto size (4to) in textured stiff card covers, 100pp, 12 artists each with a brief biography and a selection of their work printed in colour and b/w. This copy has been inscribed and signed in ink by Aser But on the blank page preceding his entry
Covers faintly dusty and very slightly rubbed else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st 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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Noise and the Modern Office - A Book on Health, Comfort and Efficiency

Ecophon, 1998
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in boards, 151pp, illustrated in colour throughout, bibliography, index etc. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends and cover corner tips from shelving)
1st editionHardcover
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