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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 127 of 500 copies printed
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Oxford Handbook of Pricing Management

Oxford University Press, Oxford
2nd Impression. Thick, very heavy 8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 952pp
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Cornelia Parker - Never Endings (Ikon Gallery, Birmingham 26 September - 18 November 2007 / Museo de Arte de Lima March - May 2008)

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham / Cornerhaus Publications, Manchester
Large 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 63pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
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A House Full of Music - Strategies in Music and Art (Mathildenhohe Darmstadt May 13 - September 9 2012)

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
Very thick and heavy, Large 4to. in colour printed glazed boards, 415pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout. This is the English Language Museum Edition which also has the ISBN 9783935062125
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Prohibition - the Era of Success (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
Heavy 8vo. in tan cloth, red panel with gilt lettering to spine, 508pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by the author (as Andrew) on the front blank fly-leaf. The recipient was Michael Leverson Meyer (1921- 2000 translator, biographer, journalist and dramatist) and this copy is from his private collection.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned and slightly dusty but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
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Fragments Collection - Blake 2007 / 08 (SIGNED COPY)

Venturi Arte, Bologna
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 60pp, colour plates, etc. Blake's collection of 'damaged' sculptures sold in aid of landmine clearance and survivor support. Signed by Blake in silver ink on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
AS NEW
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The Tryst and Other Poems (SIGNED COPY)

Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press, London
8vo in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 56pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (1 inch chip to head of spine panel, looks fine in its protector)
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The Worlds Wife (SIGNED COPY)

Picador, London
4th Impression. 8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 76pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page above her printed name which she has crossed through (no other inscriptions). There is small printed label on the front blank fly-leaf with the books bibliographic details and ISBN
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionDustjacket
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Walking on Art - Explorations in Carpet Design (SIGNED COPY)

Thames & Hudson, London
Extra Large and heavy 4to in colour printed thick boards with bare spine (as issued) and half height dust jacket, 192pp on thick art paper, colour plates, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the on verso of front fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
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Flash- Back - Stories of My Youth (SIGNED COPY)

C W Beaumont, London
8vo in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 106pp. This copy signed by the author on the verso of the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Four Magical Days in May - How An Elephant Captured the Heart of A City

Artichoke Trust, London
Large landscape 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 103pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Documenting the Royal de Luxe giant puppet show 'The Sultan's Elephant' performed on the streets and squares of central London in May 2006. Scarce
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Soren Kierkegaard - A Biography

Princeton University Press
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in blue cloth backed boards, gilt lettering to spine, 867pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket NEW
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Rosslynd Piggott - Extract: in 3 Parts (Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne 2 August - 21 September 2008) ***** SIGNED COPY *****

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 56pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Rosslynd Piggott (as Ros) on the blank verso of the front cover
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Label Design - the Evolution, Design and Function of Labels From the Earliest Times to the Present Day

Thames and Hudson, London
Thick Large square 4to in brown cloth, black lettering to spine. 252pp on thick art paper, brief chapter introductory text in English, German and French, mainly 1,000 captioned reproductions of labels from Victorian times onward
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned near FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (slight rub to head of spine panel). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Per Kirkeby (Musee des Beaux Arts de Nantes 20 Mai - 25 Septembre 1995)

Musee des Beaux Arts de Nantes
Large 4to. in plain white stiff card covers with printed wrapper, 87pp on stiff art paper, colour plates (some folding) etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in a FINE Dust Jacket (slightly spine sunned, slightly rubbed at head of spine panel)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Pierrette Bloch - Sculptures et Dessins de Crin Collages 1968 - 1998

Maison Des Arts Georges Pompidou, Cajarc
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 76pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in French
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Traditional Tapa Textiles of the Pacific

Thames and Hudson, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 160pp, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, hint of sunning to spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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Wendy Taylor

Art Books International, London
Large heavy 4to. in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 138pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly Statement January - April - July - October 1929 (Complete Year)

Palestine Exploration Fund, London
1st printing. 8vo. in black and gilt embossed green cloth, xpp indexes at front (as issued), 242pp, plates, maps, illustrations in text, plans (some folding) some coloured, etc. The PEF issued all 4 of the quarterly statements together, with the addition of indexes and sometimes a few additional plates, annually in these cloth bindings
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Art and Sunshine - the Work of Hercules Brabazon Brabazon Neac 1821 - 1906

Chris Beetles, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 175pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Price list loosely inserted
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow - Part Three / 3 - the Barogue and Rococo Periods (Christie's, New York Auction Catalogue 20 June 2013)

Christie's, New York
Thick, very heavy 4to in rich red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 442pp, lots numbered 352 to 762 all or most illustrated in colour, indexes at rear
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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The Fiji Journals of Baron Anatole Von Hugel 1875 - 1877 (SIGNED COPY)

Fiji Museum, Suva / Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Heavy 4to. in black buckram, gilt lettering to spine, 479pp, map end-papers, plates in colour and b/w, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Steven Hooper on the front fly-leaf with an adjacent small non-authorial inscription to the same recipient
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket, an excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Smut (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Small 8vo. in bright red cloth, with dust jacket and house in red cloth covered slip-case. One of 2,000 signed copies issued simultaneous to the trade edition
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket in NEW sclip-case
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Zhang Dali - Headlines (Chinese Contemprary, London 2002)

Chinese Contemprary, London
4to in die cut colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 40pp on stiff card, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Richard Hudson - Sculptures 2001 - 2011

F2 Gallery, Beijing / Fabien Fryns Fine Art, Los Angeles
Large 4to. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to front cover, 67pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Resonant Echoes - the Art of Basil Alkazzi

K Izumi Art Publications, London
Extra Large Square 4to in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 92pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The History of Interior Design and Furniture - From Ancient Egypt to Nineteenth Century Europe

Wiley, New York & Chichester
Large heavy 4to. in black plastic covered boards, gilt lettering to spine (as issued), 392pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in a FINE Dust Jacket
HardcoverDustjacket
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Lucian Freud - Recent Etchings 1995 - 1999 (Marlborough Graphics, London

Marlborough Graphics, London
4to in illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 24pp on stiff art paper, plates etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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R B Kitaj - An American in Europe - Dual English Norwegian Edition (Astrup Fearnley Muset for Moderne Kunst, Oslo 10 Januar 22 Mars 1998 and touring)

Astrup Fearnley Muset for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
Heavy 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 151pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and Norwegian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Damian Moppett - the Visible Work (Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver March 18 - April 24 2005)

Contemporary Art Gallery / Society of British Columbia, Vancouver
Extra Large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 64pp on thick art paper, plates etc.
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (very faint flat crease to top corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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