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Sex and the Black Machine

Avernus Creative Media, London
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in illustrated stapled paper wraps. Unpaginated, approx. 20pp. An Aldiss 'cutup' of prose, poetry and collage printed on newsprint stock paper
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Tsuyoshi Maekawa - Energy Extortionist (Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong and Tokyo 2015)

Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong and Tokyo
4to in brown cloth, 85pp, colour plates (one folding), etc. Text in English throughout
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Frank Gehry - Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008 (20 July - 19 October 2008)

Serpentine Gallery / Koenig Books, London
4to in stiff card covers, with 3/4 height colour printed Dust Jacket (as issued). 96pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
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James Dodds (Messum's, London February 27 - March 16 2013)

David Messum Fine Art, London
Extra large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on stiff glossy art paper with central section on the linocuts printed on cartridge paper, colour plates, etc.
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Lucian Freud - Early Works 1940 - 58 (Hazlitt Holland- Hibbert, London 9 October - 12 December 2008)

Hazlitt Holland-hibbert, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 88pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Sibelius

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 445pp, plates, catalogue of works, discography, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Otani Collection - Exhibition of Ukiyo-e Pictures (New Otani Art Museum, Tokyo 1991)

New Otani Art Museum, Tokyo
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 161pp, mainly finely printed colour plates. Dual text in English and Japanese. Scarce
An almost AS NEW very clean and tight unmarked copy (slight sunning to rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Edward Steichen (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 5 October 2000 - 4 February 2001)

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1st printing. Large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 128pp on stiff art paper, finely printed photos in colour and (mainly) b/w, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Morris Louis (Museum of Modern Art, New York October 6 1986 - January 4 1987 and touring)

Little Brown / New York Graphic Society / Museum of Modern Art, New York
Large landscape 4to. in tan linen covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover 191pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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George Walton - Designer and Architect

White Cockade Publishing, Oxford
Large 4to. in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 20pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Agonies - Diamantis (A G Leventis Gallery, Nicosia 28 March - 10 September 2018)

A G Leventis Gallery, Nicosia
Heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 183pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in Greek and English
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Harry Bertoia 1915 - 2015 Dalla Natura Al Segno / From Nature to Sign (Galleria Harry Bertoia, Pordenone 7 February - 29 March 2015)

Commune De Pordenone
4to in thick boards, 158pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Covers his most famous chair designs, but mainly on Bertoia's paintings and sculpture. Dual text in English and Italian
Almost AS NEW, a very clean and tight copy (slight shelf rub to bottom edge of spine)
1st editionHardcover
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Miriam Backstrom (Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg 4 February - 5 April 1999 and Touring)

Horsens Kunstmuseum / Esbjerg Kunstmuseum / Boras Kunstmuseum
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp, colour photos, etc. Dual text in Danish and English
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Luc Tuymans (Tate Modern, London 23 June - 26 September 2004 and K21, Dusseldorf 16 October - 16 January 2005)

Tate Publishing, London
1st printing. Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 126pp, colour plates, etc. PLUS loosely inserted 16pp exhibition guide. This copy is a Tate Publishing file copy with their bookplate on the verso of the front cover
An AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Wagner and Venice (Eastman Studies in Music)

University of Rochester Press, New York / Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge
Heavy, large 8vo. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 404pp, plates, index etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Harrods Knightbridge - the Story of Society's Favourite Store

Ebury Press, London
Large 4to. in pale green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 176pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well NEW unread copy in a NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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A Guide to Early Irish Law (Early Irish Law Series - Volume III)

School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin
8vo in colour printed thick glazed boards (as issued), 366pp, plates, maps, indexes etc
NEW unread copy
Hardcover
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Die Kunst Fur Das 21. Jahrhundert - Entwurf Einer Gegenwelt - Art for the 21st Century - Design of A Counterworld - L'art Pour Le 21 Eme Siecle - Croquis d'un Contremonde (Friederike Pezoldo)

Wiener Museum Fur Bodyart Und Videoart, Wien
Large Quarto size (4to). in card covers. 223pp, plates in colour and b/w
An AS NEW copy (tiny faint flat crease to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Ian McKeever - Islands and Night Flak (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 5 September - 4 October 1981)

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in red silk-screened stiff card covers (to a design by McKeever), 24pp, plates etc. The frontispiece, a b/w photo reproduction of 'Night Flak', has 6 dabs of blue, pink and yellow acrylic paint, a pencil note on the front fly-leaf states this is one of a few copies painted thus by the artist (there were 1, 000 ordinary copies printed in total)
An almost AS NEW copy (ink name on fly-leaf)
1st editionSoftcover
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Saleem Arif - Paintings 1986 - 1991 (SIGNED COPY)

Tyne and Wear Museums
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 24pp, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Arif on title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Damien Hirst - From The Cradle to The Grave - Selected Drawings (25th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana 10th June -28 September 2003)

British Council / Other Criteria, London
Extremely large catalogue printed on 10 sheets of thick grey paper (38 x 26 inches / 110 x 66cm when opened flat), folded to give 20 leaves and folded over again (as issued), brief text, mainly full size reproductions of exhibits
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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David Hockney - Paintings and Photographs of Paintings

Museum Boymans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
1st printing. Landscape Quarto size (4to) in thick colour printed boards, colour plates etc. Text in English and Dutch
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Phillips Contemporary Art Part (1) I Evening Sale Monday November 13th - Part (2) II Day Sale Tuesday November 14th 2000

Phillips, New York
154pp, 204pp plates in (mainly) colour and b/w, some folding. Major sale of post-war painting, sculpture & photography
AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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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Gautier Deblonde - Artists

Tate Gallery Publishing, London
Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated card self wrappers. 132pp, mainly captioned photos
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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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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Untitled - A Review of Contemporary Art - Spring 1993 (FIRST ISSUE)

Untitled, London
20pp tabloid format, folded loose sheets and folded over, as issued. The scarce first issue of the review founded by Stathatos and Flecha following the demise of Artscribe the previous year. Uncommon
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Journal d'un Diplomate en Italie - Notes Intime Pour Servir a l'Histoire du Second Empire - Turin 1859 - 1862 (Deuxieme Edition)

Hachette, Paris
2nd Edition . Octavo size (8vo) in contemporary 3/4 dark blue leather, black buckram boards, ornately gilt embossed spine. 526pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight shelf rub to cover corner tips, some mild foxing to end-leaves). An excellent copy
Hardcover
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Teddy Bears, Doll's Houses and Related Material, Rocking Horses, Fine Dolls and Automata Games, Toys Amusements, Gramophones, Phonographs and Musical Boxes (Sotheby's Auction Catalogue 3rd October, 1984)

Sotheby's, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 120pp, 545 lots, all or most illustrated with plates in colour and b/w
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight flat crease to front cover corner tips, slight shelf rub to head of spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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Poems

Collins, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in decorative white embossed dark red faux cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, 124pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (mild sunning to spine and front cover top margin, neat inscription on fly-leaf) in the publisher's original transparent acetate complete Dust Jacket which is FINE but for two minute and barely visible nicks to the top edges
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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