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Joao Cutileiro (SIGNED COPY)

Coleccao Arte e Artistas / Imprensa Nacional - Casa de Moeda
Large Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff card covers, 47pp text plus 27pp plates in colour and b/w. Text in Portuguese, English, and French. Inscribed and signed in ink by Joao Cutileiro (as Joao) on title-page
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (very slight bump to bottom edge of spine, covers faintly tanned)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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The Statuette and the Back Ground

Williams and Norgate, London
Octavo size (8vo) in parchment covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and cover. 127pp
Tiny patch of tanning to front cover fore-edge, some faint tanning to rear cover, mild string marks to top edge and fore-edge of front cover else VERY GOOD+, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Timeshift - on Video Culture

Comedia / Routledge, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 206pp, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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A Child From Everywhere - Photographs and Interviews of Children From 185 Countries Living in the UK (SIGNED COPY)

Black Dog, London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 159pp, illustrated in colour throughout. This copy signed by Caroline Irby on the title-page (no other inscriptions) PLUS loosely inserted handwritten note from Irby (signed Caroline) to a journalist friend, plus press release and note from the publisher, also loosely inserted
AS NEW
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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AALBORG - Towards the Sustainable City (European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns 24 - 27 May 1994)

Aalborg Urban Renewal Centre, Aalborg (and others)
Square Quarto size (4to) in blind embossed black boards, 86pp, colour charts etc in text. Published on the occasion of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns 24 - 27 May 1994 in Aalborg
NEW copy
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Lucio Fontana - At the Roots of Spatialism

Gangemi, Rome
1st printing. Tall Quarto size (4to). in black cloth, white lettering to spine, colour printed label to front cover (as issued). Unpaginated, approx. 90pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
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Sinai And Palestine in Connection With Their History (1866 New Edition - Revised and Enlarged)

John Murray, London
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo) in the publishers original blind embossed rust brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 560pp, maps (some colour and some folding), plans and woodcuts, index etc, 32pp publishers ads at rear. Collated complete. Although the author's advertisement to this new edition is dated 1864, subsequent to his revisiting the area, this is the first publication of the new edition
A well preserved FINE barely read, clean and tight copy (slight fading to covers, minute nick to tip edge of spine, page-block edges tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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The International Design Yearbook 2001

Laurence King, London
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 240pp, numerous illustrations in text (mainly full colour)
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Urformen Der Kunst - Wundergarten Der Natur

Schirmer / Mosel, Munchen, Paris, London
Large heavy Folio size in green boards, gilt lettering to spine, 66pp introductory text in German plus 240 pp full page photos
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Tobacco Trade Year Book and Diary 1943

Tobacco / Industrial Newspapers, London
Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed boards with red cloth spine, black lettering to spine. 81pp of text (international import and excise duties, brand indexes, statistics etc), advert leaves (a few in colour) relating to tobacco, snuff, cigarettes, cigars, manufacture and smoking paraphernalia for the consumer and retailer. With a 104 page diary
VERY GOOD (boards a little edge-rubbed and slightly worn at corner tips, spine and boards dusty and tanned. A very few ink notes on the diary leaves, content otherwise still very clean and tight)
1st editionHardcover
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Nineteenth Century Buildings in Leeds - An Exhibition Organised by Leeds School of Architecture and Leeds Civic Trust (Leeds City Art Gallery October - November 1966)

Leeds School of Architecture / Leeds Civic Trust
Stapled A4 sized booklet, 40pp
VERY GOOD (paper tape over the spine either for strengthening or as repair, slight tanning to front leaf and mild creasing to bottom corner tips of some leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Leisure in Art and Literature (SIGNED COPY)

Macmillan, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 159pp, plates, index. This copy inscribed to a friend and signed by Barrett (as Cyril) on front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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David Johnson - Returning Light Objects and Installations 1978 - 2007 (SIGNED COPY) (Dean Clough, Halifax 12 May - 2 September 2007)

Dean Clough, Halifax
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 36pp, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by the artist on the title-page with a note by him about getting other catalogues along the bottom edge
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Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Nathalie Lepine - Portrait Gallery (Tropismes Gallery 2009)

Tropismes Gallery, Grand Case, St Martin
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 76pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Sarsum Corda - Clapham High School Magazine - No 2 spring 1900

Clapham High School, London
Tall Octavo size (8vo). in stiff card covers, 48pp
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (covers slightly tanned and dusty, short closed but creased tear to top edge of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Sun is God - The Life and Work of Cyril Mann

Lund Humphries, London
Folio size in grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, 168pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Giorgione

Aldo Martello, Milan
Extra large and heavy Quarto size (4to). in black and gilt embossed red cloth, 82pp text in Italian, plates at rear, 22 tipped-in full page colour plates, 109pp other plates at rear
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (faintly tanned, very slightly nicked at spine panel ends and flap fold corner tips). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Building in the Blood - The Story of Dove Brothers of Islington 1781 - 1981 (SIGNED COPY)

Geoffrey Cape / Dove Brothers, London
quarto size (4to) in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt embossed design to front cover, 160pp, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. This copy inscribed and signed by David Braithwaite on the half title leaf, with the signatures of 8 company board members on the opposing leaf
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges faintly tanned) in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (two tiny closed tears to the top edge of the rear panel, both neatly repaired from verso)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Sarsum Corda - Clapham High School Magazine - No V / 6 Spring 1904

Clapham High School, London
Tall Octavo size (8vo). in stiff card covers, 67pp, plus loosely inserted two folded leaves printed one side only showing reproductions of 6 sketch views of school buildings (as issued)
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (covers slightly tanned and faintly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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Alexander Rodchenko 1891 - 1956

Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff glossy card covers, 136pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight sunning to spine, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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New Headquarters for the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation - The Construction - A Personal Portfolio of Photographs by Ian Lambot

Ian Lambot, Hong Kong
Extra Large quarto size (4to). in grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 176pp, mainly captioned colour photos
An almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf-rub to cover bottom edges) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faintly tanned, few specks of slight shelf rub to edges, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Francesca Danieli - Gamma Knife

Nazraeli Press, Tucson
Elephant Folio size in thickly woven tan cloth, black embossed lettering to spine and front cover, with pasted colour plates, to front cover (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 60pp mainly colour plates. One of only 500 copies printed
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Alexandros Georgiou - Without My Own Vehicle (Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens 5 May - 20 June 2006)

Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens
Small landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 197pp, illustrated in colour throughout. Dual text in English and Greek
AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Guarienti - Beyond the Real - Oltre Il Reale (Italian Cultural Institute, London January 28 - March 1 2009)

Istituto Italiano Di Cultura, Londra2009
Heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 127pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Italian
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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House Projects - Artworks, Documents, Analysis

The Artists, No Place Stated
Octavo size (8vo) in die-cut white boards, black lettering to spine and front cover, 199pp on various sizes and types of paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Documents the seven exhibitions in the House Projects Series: Killiney Hill by Gavin Murphy, Lighthouse Chris Fite-Wassilik and David Beattie; Sheltering Daydreams by Mary Cremin, Livin' in A Box by Deidre Morrisey; Subversion and the Domestic by Aideen Barry ; Homemade by David Beattie; Boast of Quietness by Sonia Shiel. No 252 of a limited edition of 500 copies
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Polish Peasant in Europe and America Volume II / Vol 2

Octagon Books, New York
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo) in blue cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, pages numbered 1117 to 2250, index at rear. Volume 2 of the complete and unabridged edition
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight barely read copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty and foxed)
Hardcover
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Dream 02 - Contemporary Chinese Art

Red Mansion Foundation, London
Large square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, variously paginated in two sections, approx 180pp in all colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (very slight shelfrub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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David Robilliard - (Hirschl & Adler Modern, September 13 - October 6 1990)

Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card, folded self wrappers, 24pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
Covers tanned and slightly soiled else VERY GOOD, contents very clean and tight
1st editionSoftcover
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The Illustrated Carpenter and Builder - A Weekly Journal for Architects, Builders, Joiners, Decorators, Painters, Plumbers, Gas-fitters, &C - Volume XXXVIII - No 953 December 13 1895 to No 983 June 5 1896

John Dicks, London
Heavy folio size in dark brown cloth (lacking spine), xii+ 416pp + approx 248pp of all the supplements for this volume (each 8pp) on subjects ranging from boat building and coffin making to American dwellings and New Zealand buildings. With folding colour plate as frontispiece, numerous steel engravings, plans etc in text, all advert leaves present
Lacks cloth spine, cover corner tips a very little worn, slight foxing to frontispiece plate, contents otherwise in excellent condition and overall VERY GOOD
1st editionHardcover
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The Modern Tramway - Volumes 1 & 2 - January 1938 to December 1939 - with Original Loose Inserts and Maps Bound in

Adam Gordon, Chetwode
1st Edition Thus. Large Quarto size (4to). in gilt embossed green cloth. Facsimile of the original journal editions. 84pp and 120pp plus index at rear, facsimiles of original loose inserts and maps bound. Numerous plates and illustrations in text. Limited Edition of 300copies
FINE, still close to new (mome minor white soiling to rear cover, slight loss to gilt spine lettering at bottom edge due to rubbing)
1st editionHardcover
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