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Luc Tuymans (Tate Modern, London 23 June - 26 September 2004 and K21, Dusseldorf 16 October - 16 January 2005)

Tate Publishing, London
1st printing. Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 126pp, colour plates, etc. PLUS loosely inserted 16pp exhibition guide. This copy is a Tate Publishing file copy with their bookplate on the verso of the front cover
An AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Wagner and Venice (Eastman Studies in Music)

University of Rochester Press, New York / Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge
Heavy, large 8vo. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 404pp, plates, index etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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A Guide to Early Irish Law (Early Irish Law Series - Volume III)

School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin
8vo in colour printed thick glazed boards (as issued), 366pp, plates, maps, indexes etc
NEW unread copy
Hardcover
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Bridget Riley - Malerei / Painting 1980 - 2012 (Museum Fur Gegenwartskunst Siegen 1 July - 11 November 2012)

Hirmer, Munchen / Ridinghouse, London
Extra Large and heavy 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 151pp on thick art paper, colour plates (some folding), etc. Dual text in English and German
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Ian McKeever - Islands and Night Flak (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 5 September - 4 October 1981)

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in red silk-screened stiff card covers (to a design by McKeever), 24pp, plates etc. The frontispiece, a b/w photo reproduction of 'Night Flak', has 6 dabs of blue, pink and yellow acrylic paint, a pencil note on the front fly-leaf states this is one of a few copies painted thus by the artist (there were 1, 000 ordinary copies printed in total)
An almost AS NEW copy (ink name on fly-leaf)
1st editionSoftcover
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Damien Hirst - From The Cradle to The Grave - Selected Drawings (25th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana 10th June -28 September 2003)

British Council / Other Criteria, London
Extremely large catalogue printed on 10 sheets of thick grey paper (38 x 26 inches / 110 x 66cm when opened flat), folded to give 20 leaves and folded over again (as issued), brief text, mainly full size reproductions of exhibits
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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David Hockney - Paintings and Photographs of Paintings

Museum Boymans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
1st printing. Landscape Quarto size (4to) in thick colour printed boards, colour plates etc. Text in English and Dutch
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Phillips Contemporary Art Part (1) I Evening Sale Monday November 13th - Part (2) II Day Sale Tuesday November 14th 2000

Phillips, New York
154pp, 204pp plates in (mainly) colour and b/w, some folding. Major sale of post-war painting, sculpture & photography
AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Melanie Manchot - Love is A Stranger - Photographs 1998 - 2001 (With signed note)

Prestel, London
Large Quarto size (4to). Approx. 120pp (unpaginated), colour plates. PLUS Private view invitation card for 'Moscow Girls' (Rhodes + Mann, London 14 October - 28 November 2004) and a brief hand written note from Manchot (signed as Mel) on a postcard, both are loosely inserted
An almost AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Gautier Deblonde - Artists

Tate Gallery Publishing, London
Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated card self wrappers. 132pp, mainly captioned photos
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Stronger Than Fear (Film Exhibitors Campaign Book)

Exhibitors Campaign Book (British edition)
Exhibitors Campaign Book for the film in original illustrated paper wraps (13' x 9') 12 leaves, portraits and lists of performers etc. An RKO production with Dana Andrews, Farley Granger and Joan Evans. Billboard style front cover, publicity price lists etc. on rear cover
A well preserved near FINE copy (some slight edge-creasing)
1st editionSoftcover
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Journal d'un Diplomate en Italie - Notes Intime Pour Servir a l'Histoire du Second Empire - Turin 1859 - 1862 (Deuxieme Edition)

Hachette, Paris
2nd Edition . Octavo size (8vo) in contemporary 3/4 dark blue leather, black buckram boards, ornately gilt embossed spine. 526pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight shelf rub to cover corner tips, some mild foxing to end-leaves). An excellent copy
Hardcover
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Teddy Bears, Doll's Houses and Related Material, Rocking Horses, Fine Dolls and Automata Games, Toys Amusements, Gramophones, Phonographs and Musical Boxes (Sotheby's Auction Catalogue 3rd October, 1984)

Sotheby's, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 120pp, 545 lots, all or most illustrated with plates in colour and b/w
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight flat crease to front cover corner tips, slight shelf rub to head of spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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Poems

Collins, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in decorative white embossed dark red faux cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, 124pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (mild sunning to spine and front cover top margin, neat inscription on fly-leaf) in the publisher's original transparent acetate complete Dust Jacket which is FINE but for two minute and barely visible nicks to the top edges
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Tobacco Trade Year Book and Diary 1940

Tobacco / Industrial Newspapers, London
Thick Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards with black cloth spine. 154pp of text (tobacco laws from 1825, international import and excise duties, brand indexes, government laboratory supplement and advert leaves relating to tobacco, snuff, cigarettes, cigars, manufacture and smoking paraphernalia for the consumer and retailer. With a 104 page diary with interspersed blue paper advert / note leaves
VERY GOOD (boards a little edge-rubbed and very slightly worn at corner tips, spine and boards dusty and tanned. Three diary leaves have been removed, contents otherwise still very clean and tight)
1st editionHardcover
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Herbert Kisza - Galeria U Netopyra (Signed Copy)

Published by the Artist
Tall large Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards, unpaginated, approx. 140pp, mainly colour plates showing Kisza's work. Signed by the artist on the title-page (no other inscription)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Klaus Vom Bruch : Was Macht Der Kobold Im Regenwald? + the Softi Tape - The Duracell Tape

Published by the Artist
Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 24pp (paginated 10 to 30), text in German, photos in colour and b/w. Complete (as issued) PLUS loosely inserted fan-fold poster (approx 18cm x 90cm) for The Softi Tape - The Duracell Tape (Goethe Institute, Munich 1982), text in English
AS NEW (covers faintly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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Stefan de Jaeger - Portraits

La Lettre Volee, Bruxelles
Tall Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 95pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English
A well preserved almost AS NEW and very clean and tight copy (slight crease to head of spine, few tiny bumps to cover edge tips)
1st editionHardcover
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Collective Creativity - Art and Society in the South Pacific

Ashgate, Farnham
Octavo size (8vo) in photo illustrated boards, 163pp, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy (small slight surface scuff to bottom edge of spine from poor handling)
1st editionHardcover
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Anna Gaskell - Resemblance (Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover 19 January - 21 April 2002)

Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff folded card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp, colour plates, line illustrations etc
A well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (ink name on blank verso of front cover - entirely hidden by the front inner flap)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Keith Crump Collection of Cricket Memorabilia (Dreweatt Neate, Donnington, 26 September 2006 Auction Catalogue)

Dreweatt Neate, Donnington
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards with complete Dust Jacket, 95pp showing 555 lots of cricket themed medals, statuettes, commemorative whatnots and ceramic and metal knick-knackery, all or most illustrated in full colour
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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A Short History of Australia (1916 First Edition)

Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, London
Octavo size (8vo) in green cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 363pp, plates, maps, index etc (collated complete)
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (spine moderately sunned, spine ends and cover corner tips very slightly shelf rubbed, pages slightly tanned). A nice copy of the highly elusive first edition
1st editionHardcover
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Pinocchio (Lithographs by Jim Dine)

Steidl, Gottingen
Extra large and heavy Quarto size (4to). in bright yellow cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 176pp. Text in English throughout. PLUS loosely inserted 36pp Octavo size colour printed prospectus for the book and its launch in Brussels on 10 November 2006
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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La Almoneda del Siglo - Relaciones Artisticas entre Espana y Gran Bretana 1604 - 1655

Museo Nacional Del Prado, Madrid
Large, very heavy Quarto size (4to) in grey cloth, grey lettering to spine and front cover, 316pp, illustrated in colour throughout, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute bump to top corner tip of page-block) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (flat crease to front inner flap)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Cruel and Tender - The Real in the Twentieth Century Photograph

Tate Publishing, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in black cloth, 287pp, plates in colour and b/w, bibliography, index etc. Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name at Tate Modern, London 5 June - 7 September 2003
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Criminal Conversations - Victorian Crimes, Social Panic and Moral Outrage

Ohio State University Press
Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed boards, 318pp, index etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Leo Marchutz - Peintre et Lithographe 1903 - 1976

Imbernon
Heavy large Folio size in boards, 254pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English
An almost AS NEW unread copy (small crease to top cover corner tips - from bumping) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (slightly creased at top corner tips)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Shepard Fairey - Post No Bills

Gingko Press, Corte Madera
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 67pp, illustrated in colour throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Dynamics & De-Realisation

Springer, Wien & New York
Extra Large quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 100pp, illustrated in colour throughout
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Simryn Gill - Garden

Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers, 30pp artists book in an edition of 500 copies
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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