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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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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
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Shelagh Wakely - As Yet Unnamed - Drawings 1988 - 90 (With signed note from the artist)

The Showroom, London
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 16pp, 8 colour plates. PLUS loosely inserted brief note from the artist, signed by her (as Shelagh)
NEW copy (minute crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Stuart Semple - Fake Plastic Love (Boiler House / Martin Summers Fine Art, London 11 October - 3 November 2007)

Boiler House / Martin Summers Fine Art, London
Long landscape Quarto size (4to) in pink printed stiff plastic covers, 60pp printed on gloss art paper and some plastic leaves, colour plates, etc., housed in an embossed semi opaque day-glo pink plastic sleeve (as issued)
AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW sleeve (tiny nicks to top corner tips)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Hooked? - NET - The New Approach to Drug Cure (NET = Neuroelectric Therapy)

Faber and Faber, London
280pp, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Folon (Galerie d'Art, Paris 14 Fevrier - 14 Mars 1976)

Les Ateliers du Grand Hornu, Galerie d'Art, Paris
Large Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed glossy card covers. 50 plates in colour and b/w. Text in French
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (covers faintly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Percy Peacock - Drawings Objects and Artifacts - Craft Into Art Goes - A Discussion 28 January 1978

Midland Group Nottingham
Octavo size (8vo) stapled booklet in cream photo illustrated stiff card covers, 20pp, plates etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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G (Giacomo) de Pass

Editions Koening, Paris
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff folded glossy card self wrappers. 67pp on heavy gloss paper, colour plates, etc
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (mild signs of erasure to fly-leaf, faint'ish inscription on fly-leaf, few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Adam Colton - Tekeningen Voor Beelden (Nijmeegs Museum1993)

Nijmeegs Museum 'Commanderie Van Sint-Jan'
Tall Quarto size (4to) in glossy card covers with printed opaque tissue wrapper, colour plates etc
AS NEW (wrapper faintly dusty)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Itinerari Sublimi - Viaggi d'Artisti tra il 1750 e il 1850

Skira, Milano / Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed folded stiff card self wrappers, 341pp, numerous plates in colour and b/w, etc. Text in Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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A Catalogue of Catalogues - Printed by BAS Printers Limited - Designed by Dalrymple

BAS Printers Limited, Over Wallop
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 36pp, colour plates, type samples, facsimiles etc
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Pepe Espaliu (ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 4 March - 17 April 1994)

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Quarto size (4to) in card self-folder, unpaginated, approx 50pp plates in colour and b/w
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Ramon Moral-Abad - Artificial Landscapes (Naturally)

Cafe Gallery, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in red printed silver stiff card covers, colour plates, etc. Private view invitation card loosely inserted. Text in English and Italian
Near FINE, a very clean and tight copy (flat crease to rear cover, slight crease to head of spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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Enzo Esposito - Paintings 1983 - 5 (Fabian Carlsson Gallery, London 29 January 1 March 1986)

Fabian Carlsson Gallery, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 32pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English and Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Le Thiet Cuong - The Changing Eye

Plum Bolssoms, Hong Kong & Singapore
Extra large landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 86pp, mainly colour plates of the Vietnamese artists oils
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Sir John Gielgud - The Centenary Gala (Gielgud Theatre, London 19 April 2004)

Gielgud Theatre, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 40pp on stiff glossy art paper, one page of text per contributor, plus photos etc. Cast list and production credits list (double sided A4 sheet) loosely inserted as issued. Two ticket stubs stapled to the first leaf. This was a one off performance and this special programme is now rare
AS NEW (faint crease to bottom edge of spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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Joe Colombo

Cosmit, Milan
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers, 183pp on stiff paper, brief texts in English, mainly photos and sketches etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (covers faintly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Cotswolds (Signed by John Tookey)

Andre Deutsch, London
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed laminated boards, 60pp, illustrated in colour throughout. Inscribed and signed by John Tookey on the front blank fly-leaf
An almost AS NEW barely read copy in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Goldsmiths' Fine Art 1998

Goldsmiths' College, London / Christmas Daisy, Bromley
Octavo size (8vo) in heavy grey boards, gilt lettering to rear cover, 112pp, colour plates, etc. No. 834 of 1000 numbered copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Tiger Street (SIGNED COPY)

T V Boardman, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. Map end-papers, 239pp. Presentation copy inscribed on the half title leaf 'To ......... a present for an absent hostess. Thanks and best wishes ..... Lewes Crescent, Brighton, January 1952' and signed by Elleston Trevor
VERY GOOD (faint soil to rear cover, end-papers and page-block edges tanned)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Suha Shoman - of Time and Sand - Petra 1986 - 1996

Editions Emmagoss
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 87pp on thick art paper, colour plates (some folding) etc. Text in English, French and Arabic
An extremely well preserved AS NEW un- or barely-read copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Swiss Light on Tate Modern and Creative Switzerland 2000 - Dialogue Between Cultures

Januzzi Smith, London
Quarto size (4to) in laminated boards. Issued to coincide with opening of Tate Modern. With CD recording of Swiss Ambassador's Award Concert at Wigmore Hall (Antoine Rebstein - d'Alessandro, Schubert and Schumann) laid in signed card (of the Tate Modern in its opening lighting display) from the Cultural Counsellor of Swiss Embassy
AS NEW
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Kathleen Browne - Drawings and Paintings (SIGNED COPY)

Published by the Artist and Author
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 40pp, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by both Kathleen Brown and Marion Kratochwil on the front fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
AS NEW (covers very faintly tanned)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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The Heart Grown Bitter - A Chronicle of Cypriot War Refugees (SIGNED COPY)

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 219pp, photos in text, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Peter Loizos on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (mild crease to head of spine from bumping) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Design Center Stuttgart - Deutsche Awahle 1985

Landesgewerbeamt, Baden
Heavy Quarto size (4to) in card covers. 463pp, plates in colour and b/w etc. Preliminary text in English French and German. Mainly photos with brief captions
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight crease to top corner of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Creativity, Madness and Civilisation

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle
Octavo size (8vo) in glazed black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 311pp
NEW copy in a slightly shelf rubbed but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Edward Wrangham Collection of Japanese Art - Part IV (Bonhams, London Wednesday 6 November 2013)

Bonhams, London
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 211pp, 351 lots all or most illustrated in colour, photographic index of Imro signatures at rear
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Huang Yong Ping - House of Oracles - A Retrospective (Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis October 16 2005 - January 15 2006 and Touring)

Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis
Two volumes bound together back to back (as issued) first volume 96pp with interleaved sections on smaller pages of glossy colour printed art paper (making approx. 220 pages in all), plus the second volume of 112pp on various types of paper, both with colour plates, etc. PLUS loosely inserted large folding colour printed poster 'Travel Guide to Huang Yong Ping'. Text in English throughout
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Real Mother Goose - with pictures by Blanche Fisher Wright

J Coker & Co., Shoe Lane, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in paper covered boards with large colour plate title leaf pasted to the front board (as issued) unpaginated, approx. 96pp, illustrated in colour throughout. First published in c. 1918 this, if not the first, is a very early edition
An exceptionally well preserved very clean and tight VERY GOOD+ copy, internally still very crisp and bright (spine and rear cover a little tanned and dusty, thin sliver of slight creasing to spine ends, tiny crease and slight rub to cover corner tips, one leaf slightly torn along the top edge but neatly repaired with archival paper)
Hardcover
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The Seven Lamps of Architecture

George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington
Quarto size (4to) in brown cloth (large paper edition), gilt lettering to spine, 222pp, 14 full page engraved plates (including frontispiece) each with a facing blank leaf (as issued)
An extremely well preserved very near FINE copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends and cover corner tips, end-papers and page-block edges slightly tanned, all the plates are especially clean, bright and crisp)
Hardcover
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