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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William P Nimmo, Edinburgh
Small thick 8vo bound in full decoratively gilt embossed red Morocco leather, marbled end-papers, all page-block edges gilt, xxviii + 483pp, colour printed title leaf, plus 2nd engraved title-page with portrait frontispiece, full page engraved plates, etc (collated complete). This is the first Nimmo edition, published in Edinburgh in 1869 (all subsequent editions were published in London and or dated on the title-page. This copy has an elegant inscription dated 1875 on the 2nd blank fly-leaf.
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy
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Pissarro in Venezuela Works in Venezuelan Collections of Camille Pissarros Venezuelan Oeuvre 1852 - 1854 (Venezuelan Embassy, London 12 June - 8 August and City Art Centre, Edinburgh 13 August 4 October 1997)

Venezuelan Embassy, London
Large tall 4to. in colour printed boards, 152pp on various types of paper, plates etc. Dual text in English and Spanish
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Rathbone China Manufacturers Tunstall, Staffordshire 1808 to 1843 - A history and illustrated record of the china

Harvey Publications, London
4to in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 139pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2005 Designed by Alvaro Siza - Eduardo Souto De Moura with Cecil Balmond - Arup

The Serpentine Gallery / Trolley, London
Square 4to in colour printed thick boards, 141pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
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Robert Motherwell - Early Collages (Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice May 26 - September 8 2013 / Guggenheim, New York September 27 - January 5 2014)

Guggenheim Museum Publications, New York
Extra Large 4to. in pale grey cloth covered boards, 143pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
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John Virtue - London Paintings (National Gallery, London 9 March - 5 June 2005

National Gallery / Yale University Press, London
4to in grey linen covered boards, 112pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
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The Concept of A Person and Other Essays

Macmillan, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 272pp, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (tiny slight crease to bottom edge of spine) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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David Bomberg - A Critical Study of His Life and Work

Evelyn, Adams & Mackay, London
4to in pale yellow cloth, silver lettering to spine. 132pp plus approx. 50pp plates in colour and b/w, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very faintly tanned, mild tape offset marks to end-papers - from tape used to hold an old wrapper protector) in a very faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. A very nice copy
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The Rise and Fall of Merry England - the Ritual Year 1400 - 1700

Oxford University Press, Oxford
2nd Impression. Large 8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 366pp, index etc
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Barbara Robinson - Que la Lumiere Soit - Let There Be Light (SIGNED COPY)

Ateliers Encre & Lumiere, Cannes-et-Clairan
Tall Large 4to. in die-cut thick glossy boards, 139pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English. No. 576 of 1,500 copies, this one signed by Barbara Robinson
Almost AS NEW (tiny creases to top cover fore-corner tips from mild bumping)
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The Magic World of Ivan Generalic

Rizzoli, New York
Extra Large and heavy 4to in grey faux cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, 223pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Larry Sultan - Here and Home (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, November 9 2014 - March 22 2015)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Del Monico Books
Large heavy 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 205pp, colour plates, etc
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Akelo's Treasures - An Exhibition Celebrating 25 Years of A Roman Master Goldsmith (Bentley and Skinner, London 2 - 19 November 2011)

Bentley and Skinner, London
Square 4to in colour printed thick boards, 71pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
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Alexander Rattray 1830- 1906 - Naval Surgeon (Martyn Gregory - Catalogue 62 - 5 - 8 May 1993)

Martyn Gregory Gallery, London & Hong Kong
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 61pp, plates in colour and b/w, bibliography
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
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Pavel Banka - Vsechno A Nic Vyber - Fotografi / Everything and Nothing - Photographs 1988 - 1998 (Karlovy Vary, Galerie Umeni July - August 1998 and touring to Germany, Slovakia and Usa)

Prazsky Dum Fotografie / Prague House of Photography, Prague
Extra large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 40pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly finely printed photos in colour and b/w. Dual text in English and Czech
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
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Jeff Bark - at Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London - Abandon 25 November 2006 - 3 January 2007 / Woodpecker 28 November - 5 January 2008)

Guiding Light, London
Large landscape 4to. in blind embossed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 52pp on thick art paper including 21 finely printed full page colour photos
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Michael Sweerts 1618 - 1664

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam / Waanders, Zwolle / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco / Wadsworth Athaneum Museum of Art, Hartford
Large heavy 4to. in blue cloth covered boards, white lettering to spine and front cover, 190pp on thick art paper, colour plates, bibliography, etc. Published to accompany the Exhibition 'The Curious World of Michael Sweerts 1618 - 1664' (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 9 March - 20 May 2002 and touring). Text in English throughout
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Naum Slutzky 1894 - 1965 - Ein Bauhaus-Kuenstler in Hamburg (Museum Fur Kunst Und Gewerbe Hamburg 11 Mai - 2 Juli 1995)

Museum Fur Kunst Und Gewerbe Hamburg
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers, 123pp on thick art paper, plates illustrations in text, bibliography, etc. Text in German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
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Damien Hirst - Requiem 1 (Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev 25 April - 20 September 2009)

Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev / Other Criteria, London
Extra Large, heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 220pp on thick glossy art paper, folding leaves, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Ukrainian
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy still close to new (speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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Hugh Ramsay - His Life and Work

Hudson, Hawthorn
Large heavy 4to. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 227pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Painters on Capri 1850- 1950 - Pictures Personalities Documents

La Conchiglia, Italy
Heavy landscape 4to in stiff card covers, 245pp, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. Text in English throughout
A well preserved AS NEW copy in a moderately sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Early Tudor Masses II (Early English Church Music Vol 16)

Stainer and Bell / British Academy, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, xv + 211pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (hint of sunning to spine, barely noticeable tiny flat crease to bottom cover corner tips)
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Henry Moore y Mexico (Museo Dolores Olmedo, Patino 4 Junio - 9 Octubre 2005)

Fideicomiso Museo Dolores Olmedo, Patino
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 116pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in Spanish and English
NEW unread copy
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Alex Katz - Black Paintings (Timothy Taylor Gallery, London 28 February - 2 April 2015)

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Extra Large 4to. in black cloth covered boards, embossed glossy black paper to front cover, unpaginated, approx. 40pp on various types of paper, colour plates, etc
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Le Corbusier - Ideas and Forms

Phaidon, Oxford
Large heavy 4to. in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 240pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy ((faint shelf-rub to cover bottom edges) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Mark Rothko - Works on Paper

Hudson Hills Press, New York
Large heavy 4to. in blind embossed black cloth, 144pp on stiff art paper, colour plates (some folding), illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (two tiny nicks to top edges, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Tea and A Slice of Art - the Lyons Lithographs 1946 - 1955

Artmonsky Arts / Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Landscape 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 192pp, colour plates, etc.
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Alan Cotton 2012 (Messum's, London 12 - 29 September 2012)

Messum's, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. PLUS Price list and private view invitation card both loosely inserted
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Chatsworth - the House (SIGNED COPY)

Frances Lincoln, London
Extra Large 4to. in pale blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 239pp, plan end-papers, colour plates, index etc. This copy signed by the author (as Deborah Devonshire) on the 2nd fly-leaf above her silhouette photo portrait
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Behind the Chinese Mirror - the Art of the Mirrorsmith in pre-Ming China - An exhibition for Asian Art in London (Priestley & Ferraro Chinese Art November 2003)

Priestley & Ferraro Chinese Art, London
Medium 4to in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, unpaginated, approx. 72pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. 13 fine items all richly described and illustrated.
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