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Cracking Art

Published by the Artists, Italy
Heavy Square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 300pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in Italian
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Ilias Lalaounis - Metamorphoses

Ilias Lalaounis, Athens
Large, very heavy 4to in gilt embossed steel grey cloth covered boards, 339pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly nicely printed colour photos of Lalaounis jewellery work
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Verdi Yahooda - Romilly's Tools : An Incomplete Set

Trace Editions, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50 leaves of single sided plates showing 65 black-and-white photographs of the bookbinding tools belonging to Romilly Saumarez Smith taken in Romilly's bindery in 1986. No 122 of 500 copies printed. This copy is from the collection of the late Giles Waterfield (art historian, Dulwich Picture Gallery director 1979 to 1996, and novelist) and has his personal bookplate on the front fly-leaf.
an AS NEW copy
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Anri Sala (Serpentine Gallery, London 1 October - 20 November 2011)

Koni, Books / Serpentine Gallery, London
Square 4to in colour printed boards with 3/4 height glossy dust jacket (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 140pp on various types of paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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ID Identity - Ear Yourself (Parco Culturale Le Serre, Torino 13 Ottobre - 25 Novembre 2007) ** SIGNED COPY **

Graph Art
Vert tall 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 95pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Italian. Inscribed and signed by Patrizia Bottallo on the front blank fly-leaf
AS NEW
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Undiscovered Country

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 94pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (slight tanning to cover and leaves). An excellent copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Frank Auerbach - the Complete Etchings 1954 - 1990

Marlborough Graphics, London
Large Folio size in illustrated stiff card covers, approx 40pp, plates etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Gwen John - with A Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings and A Selection of the Drawings

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art / Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Thick, heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 251pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (very slight mild bump to bottom fore corner of page-block, rear cover very slightly tanned
1st editionSoftcover
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Radical Geometry - Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection (Royal Academy of Arts, London 5 July - 28 September 2014)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 175pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Private view invitation card loosely inserted
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Georgia O'Keeffe - A Life (SIGNED COPY)

Harper & Row, New York
Thick, heavy 8vo. in brown cloth backed boards, silver lettering to spine, 639pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by Roxana Robinson on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket
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Henry Moore

Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano
Large, very heavy 4to in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 41pp text, bibliography, index etc plus approx 180pp plates in colour and b/w (one folding), all on thick glossy art paper. Text in Italian. One of the excellent Fratelli 'Grandi Monografie' series of books
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (minute sliver of rub to spine ends, hint of tanning to inner flaps, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Classical Inspiration in Medieval Art - Rhind Lectures for 1956 (SIGNED COPY)

Chapman & Hall, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in patterned tan cloth, red boxed gilt lettering to spine, 146pp (text) plus approx 150pp plates at rear. This copy signed and dated by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions). The author famously discovered the Winchester Manuscript of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur in 1934.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (pages very slightly tanned, red printed top edge of page block slightly spotted) in a very lightly edge-worn and faintly dusty VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies - University of London Volume XVIII: Part 3 1956 - in Honour of J R Firth

School of Oriental and African Studies, London
Large 8vo bound in full dark olive leather, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, all page-block edges gilt, pages numbrered411 to 609, plates, illustrations in text, musical examples in text etc. complete as issued.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (outer hinges and tiny creases to cover corner tips very slightly rubbed, end-paper edge-tips slightly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Denis Compton - Cricketing Genius (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION)

Denis Compton Trust, London
8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 184pp, plates, index, stats etc. No 410 of 500 numbered copies signed by Denis' son Richard Compton and grandson Nicholas Compton
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket housed in an AS NEW gilt embossed slip-case
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Requiem Letters (SIGNED COPY)

Marion Boyars, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 272pp, chronology at rear. This copy inscribed 'best wishes' and signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions), publisher's printed compliments slip loosely inserted
An almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy (pages slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Medieval European Stage 500 - 1550

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Thick, heavy 8vo. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 720pp, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Peter Doig (Tate Britain, London 5 February - 27 April 2008 and touring)

Tate Publishing, London
Thick 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 160pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc.
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Eddie Martinez - Ants At A Picknic (Davis Museum At Wellesley College, September 19 - December 17 2017) Alt. Spelling Picnic

Davis Museum At Wellesley College, Wellesley
Very large 4to in stiff card covers with very large colour printed poster folded to form the Dust Jacket (as issued), 80pp on double-fold stiff art paper, colour plates, etc.
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Jean Paul Boyer - Promenade en Sculptures

Published by the Artist, Epinay-sur-Orge
Large square 4to in colour printed thick boards, unpaginated, approx. 120pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English
Almost AS NEW (hint of tanning to covers)
1st editionHardcover
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William Roberts R A- Paintings Drawings and Watercolours 1910 - 19 78 (Albemarle Gallery, London 5 April - 28 April 1989)

Albemarle Gallery., London
Large 4to. in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 32pp on stiff art paper, plates etc. This copy inscribed and signed (as J. D. R. - his usual signature) by John Roberts (the artists son, poet and writer) on the title-page
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Order! Order! - A Parliamentary Miscellany (SIGNED COPY)

Robson Press, London
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 243pp, 8pp plates. inscribed 'with best wishes' and signed by the author on the title-page
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Henry Chapman Mercer and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia
2nd printing. Thick, heavy 4to. in rust red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 255pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (slight shelf rub to head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Werner Buttner - Plenty of Room for All Sorts of Happiness (Marlborough Fine Art, London 25 May - 23 June 2018)

Marlborough Fine Art, London
Large 4to. in thick, colour printed boards, red cloth spine, unpaginated, approx. 88pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
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Serpentine Pavilion - Bjarke Ingels Group / Summer Houses - Kunle Adeymi - Yona Friedman - Asif Khan - Barkow Leibinger (Serpentine Gallery, London 10 June - 9 October 2016)

Walther Konig / Serpentine Gallery, London
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, with printed semi-opaque vertical plastic band on front cover (as issued)
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Bullivant Collection of Armorial Porcelain (Phillips, London Auction Catalogue 22 March 1988)

Phillips Son & Neale, London
Large 4to. in cream faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 120pp on glossy art paper, 386 lots, many illustrated in colour. PLUS loosely inserted list of prices realised and 4pp index of families.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute crease to bottom cover corner tips) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Eighteenth Century Gold Boxes of Europe

Boston Book & Art Shop, Boston
Vey large thick and heavy 4to in light green buckram, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, 192pp on thick art paper plus 748 items illustrated, many in colour, on approx 200pp on glossy art paper
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (spine very slightly sunned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (vsly edge-nicked at head of spine panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Michael Craig-Martin

Thames & Hudson, London
Large heavy 4to. in textured grey boards, black lettering to spine, 256pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. Published to accompany the exhibition 'Michael Craig-Martin: Works 1964 - 2006' at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 4 October 2006 - 14 January 2007
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Fritzie Paine - Immagini Di Passaggio / Passing Images (SIGNED COPY)

Pagliai Polistampa, Firenze
Square 4to in black faux cloth, grey lettering to spine and front cover, 117pp on stiff glossy art paper, mainly full page photos in colour and b/w, list of exhibitions etc at rear. Inscribed and signed by Fritzie Paine on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Foundation of Phenomenology - Edmund Husserl and the Quest for A Rigorous Science of Philosophy

State University of New York Press, Albany
Thick, heavy 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 585pp, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a faintly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Cahiers D' Art - 36th Year No 1 2012 - Ellsworth Kelly

Cahiers D'art 2012, Paris
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers, 131pp on stiff art paper, colour plates (some tipped-in) etc - collated complete. Text in English throughout. Includes the original lithograph 'Red Form' printed on stiff card and done specially by Kelly for this issue.
Almost AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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