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Joseph Beuys - Multiples (Van Ham Kunstauktionen, Koln 374 1 Juni 2016)

Van Ham Kunstauktionen, Koln
Large heavy 4to. in stiff card covers, 169pp, 182 lots all or most illustrated in colour
Almost AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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The Authorized Press in Vichy and German Occupied France 1940 1944 - A Bibliography

Greenwood, Westport & London
Large 8vo in blue cloth, black boxed silver lettering to spine and front cover, 234pp, index
A well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century - British Academy Centenary Monographs

British Academy / Oxford University Press, Oxford
Heavy, large 8vo. in navy blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 511pp, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Christian Courreges - Les Magistrats (Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris 4 Mars - 24 Avril 2004 and touring)

Baudoin Lebon, Paris
Tall narrow 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 60pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly finely printed colour photos of French and British magistrates in full regalia. Dual text in French and English
A well preserved AS NEW very clean and tight copy
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Helen Sear - the Rest is Smoke (Cymru yn Fenis / Wales in Venice, Santa Maria Ausiliatrice - 56th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 9 May - 22 November 2015)

Ffotogallery Wales, Cardiff
8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 100pp on various types of paper and card, colour plates, foldout b/w photo, etc. Dual text in English and Welsh
NEW copy
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The Assassination of Winston Churchill (SIGNED COPY)

Colin Smythe, Gerrards Cross
Tall Heavy 8vo. in textured black boards, gilt lettering to spine, 461pp, plates, facsimiles etc., plus loosely inserted 8 page stapled index (pp numbered to 469). Thomson's very thorough riposte to Rolf Hochhuth's play 'The Soldiers'. Inscribed and signed by author on the printed dedication leaf
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy 9pbe slightly tanned) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector)
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Gordon Craig - the story of his life (SIGNED COPY)

Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Large 8vo in light grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 398pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. Elegantly inscribed (to Chick Anstiss - a cameraman who worked with Edward Craig) and signed by author on the second blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (slight shelf rub to spine panel ends, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Berlin - Mattias Mansen, Bernhard Garbert, Yngve Zakarias 10 August - 22 September 1996 Galleri F 15

Galleri F 15
Square Quarto size (4to) in boards. Unpaginated, approx. 60pp, plates in colour and b/w etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (some very slight shelf-bumping to bottom edge of covers)
1st editionHardcover
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De Tinta Y Luz - Daniel Mordzinsk

Instituto Cervantes, Madrid
Small landscape Quarto size (4to) grey boards, white lettering to spine 168pp, colour photos etc. Text in Spanish, English and German
NEW copy (tiny slight bump to bottom edge of rear cover from poor handling)
1st editionHardcover
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Russell Drysdale 1912 - 81

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 200pp, colour plates, etc. published for the National Gallery of Victoria touring exhibition 1997 - 1998
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Minter - An Autobiography (SIGNED COPY)

Queen Anne Press / Macdonald Futura, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 184pp, Inscribed and signed by Alan Minter on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE Dust Jacket (faintly creased along top edges looks new in its protector)
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Anthony McCall - Elements for a Retrospective - Elements pour une Retrospective 1972 - 1979 / 2003 (Serpentine Gallery, London 30 November 2007 - 3 February 2008 and Touring)

Monografik, Blou / Serpentine Gallery, London
8vo in colour printed thick glossy boards, 95pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Romanul Brancusi

Editura Thausib,, Sibiu
Very Large heavy 4to. in blind embossed cream linen covered boards, 247pp on stiff art paper, plates in colour and b/w, extensive bibliography etc. Text in Romanian, French, English, and German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in a lightly edge-nicked but otherwise near FINE Dust Jacket (short closed tear to top corner of front flap fold, looks almost as new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Farhad Ahrarnia - Canary in A Coal Mine (SIGNED COPY)

Beyond Art, London
4to in colour printed thick boards, 119pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, bibliography, etc. Inscribed and signed by Farhad Ahrarnia (as Farhad) on the half title leaf
Almost AS NEW (few specks of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
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Michael Murphenko - Open (Arts Club, London November 12 - 24 2007) **** SIGNED COPY ****

Danusha Fine Arts / Arts Club, London
Large square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 48pp, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Michael Murphenko on the front blank fly-leaf
AS NEW
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Mike Dye - Aspects of Kent

University of Kent, Kent
Large landscape 4to. in thick colour printed boards, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly very finely printed, single sided photos in colour and b/w
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Hampstead Heath

Frances Lincoln, London
Very Large square 4to in olive green boards, gilt lettering to spine, 112pp on stiff art paper, illustrated in colour throughout index etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Indisch Tuinboek

De Spieghel, Amsterdam
Thick heavy 4to in thick tan coloured linen covered boards, red and black lettering to spine and front cover, 314pp, 292 colour plates, index etc. Text in Dutch
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (end-papers and page-block edges a little tanned) in a tanned VERY GOOD Dust Jacket (slightly marked and nicked, looks very presentable in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Henry Adams - The Middle Years (SIGNED COPY)

The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1st printing. 8vo in black cloth backed red cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine 514pp, bibliog, index. This copy signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf dated 3 April 1959 and inscribed 'For a pleasant London meeting' (no other inscriptions), plus loosely inserted publishers review request slip
A well preserved about FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges Alyson, Boston tanned) in a lightly edge-rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket. A nice copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Arts of the Islamic World (Sotheby's Auction Catalogue - 27 April 2005)

Sotheby's, London
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 258pp, 207 lots, all or most illustrated in colour (some folding plates), bibliography at rear
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (slight crease to head of spine and clearly a minor production flaw)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Russian Empire - A Portrait in Photographs

Jonathan Cape, London
Large, very heavy 4to in red cloth backed boards, gilt embossed spine and front cover, 345pp, mainly captioned photos. This copy belonged to Jonathan Miller (theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and 14 time captain of the England Giant Marrow Champions Allotment League) and has his ink signature on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned, minute speck of rub to bottom corner tip of front cover) in a lightly edge-nicked VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Portfolio 15

BBC Books, London
1st printing. Large square 4to in black boards, silver lettering to spine, 159pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Gaia - The Practical Science of Planetary Medicine

Gaia Books
1st printing. 4to in green faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 192pp, illustrated in colour throughout, glossary, bibliography etc
A well preserved FINE copy in not far from new condition (slight bumping to cover corner tips, very faint soil to cover bottom edges) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Henry Moore - Volume Two - Sculpture and Drawings Since 1948

Lund Humphries / Zwemmer, London
Large heavy 4to. in palr blue cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, xxiv pp text plus 116 mainly full page plates
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (neat inscription on front blank fly-leaf, covers very slightly faded) in a very slightly edge-worn but otherwise VERY GOOD price-clipped Dust Jacket (rear panel slightly tanned and dusty, looks fine in its protector)
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The World of Chiyu Uemae

Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo
Square 4to in blind embossed stiff card covers with colour printed glossy wrapper, unpaginated, approx. 136pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Karen Gunderson - Los Cuadros Negros / The Black Paintings (SIGNED COPY)

Circulo De Bellas Artes
Square Quarto size (4to) in illustrated stiff card covers, 93pp, plates etc. Dual text in English and Spanish. 3 colour photos and printed card relating to the exhibition loosely inserted. Inscribed (to a friends in London) and signed by Gunderson (as Karen) on the half title leaf
An AS NEW unread copy
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London As it Might Have Been

John Murray, London
Large 4to. in grey faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 223pp, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight barely read copy (pages very slightly tanned) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (hint of tanning to top edges)
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Artists' Laboratory 03 - Nigel Hall RA - in Transit (SIGNED COPY)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers with stiff paper wrapper, 48pp, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by Nigel Hall on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Tube

London Underground / Live Communication, London
Lavishly produced promotional book about the challenges faced by London Undergound, made for private distribution to management staff, contractors and politicians before a programme of major renovations and upgrades in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics. Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 141pp on stiff paper and high gloss art paper, illustrated in colour throughout.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Pierre Prins 1855 - 1913 (Wildenstein, London 5 - 20 June 1975)

Wildenstein, London
4to in colour printed boards, 54pp on stiff art paper plates in colour and b/w, etc.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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