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Edward Heath - A Biography (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 876pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by the author John Campbell on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (hint of tanning to leaves)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Sadler's Wells Ballet - Programme 3rd July 1952 - Sleeping Beauty (SIGNED by Svetlana Beriosova)

Sadler's Wells Ballet, London
8vo in red and black printed glossy paper wrappers, 12pp programme Royal Opera House, Covent Garden - Sleeping Beauty. This copy signed on the front cover by Svetlana Beriosova
Wrappers slightly tanned else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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England's Landscape - the South East

English Heritage / Collins, London
4to in black boards, gilt lettering to spine, 256pp, plates in colour and b/w, bibliography, index etc
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Jeremy Le Grice At Seventy (Royal Cornwall Museum September 2006) SIGNED COPY)

Royal Cornwall Museum
Square 4to in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 88pp, colour plates, etc. Inscribed 'i am from a cornish visit - to be repeated' and signed by Le Grice on the third leaf
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (mild bump to bottom corner of page block with slight flat crease to bottom cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Shinzo Maeda - Hills of Color - Scenes and Seasons (with specially printed extra colour photo-lithograph

Graphic- Sha Publishing, Tokyo
Extra Large landscape 4to in tan cloth, 95pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Japanese. Complete with the specially printed extra colour photo-lithograph 'Evening Fantasy - Mt. Daisetsu' printed on thick embossed art paper tipped-in at the rear (as issued)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to end-papers) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (barely noticeable tiny nick to spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Nought to Sixty - 60 Projects - 6 Months

Ica / Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Heavy 4to. in colour printed boards, 279pp, colour plates, etc. Documentation of 60 projects by emerging artists
NEW copy (tiny creases to top fore-edge cover corner tips from mild bumping small spot of faint soil to front cover)
1st editionHardcover
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The Croats and Croatia in Time and Space

Skolska Knjiga, Zagreb
Heavy 8vo. in colour printed and gilt embossed boards, 297pp, maps, illustrations in text, index etc
NEW un-clipped
1st editionHardcover
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Manchester's First Modernist - Karl Hagedorn 1889 - 1969

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Large square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 72pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Frank Brangwyn - A Mission to Decorate Life (Fine Art Society, London 22 March - 21 April 2006)

Fine Art Society, London
Thick 8vo in illustrated stiff card covers, 263pp, colour plates (one gatefold) etc. 8pp price list loosely inserted
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Currency 3 (SIGNED COPY)

Sico Carlier, brussels
Edition of 1, 000 copies. Large Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated laminated boards, numerous plates and illustrations etc. This copy Signed (with no other inscription) by Sico Carlier on copyright-leaf
NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Michel Francois - Plans D' Evasion / Plans for Escape

Roma Publications, Amsterdam
Thick, heavy 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 358pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Bad Shepherd

Christie's International Media Division, London
Large landscape 4to. in thick grey boards, 199pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Jean-Marie Fiori (Gallery Dumonteil, Paris and Shanghai 2010)

Gallery Dumonteil, Paris and Shanghai
Heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 125pp on stiff glossy art paper, colour plates, etc Text in French, Mandarin and English
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Wine List Decorations 1961-1963 (Specially Bound Edition)

John Harvey, Bristol
Large 8vo in black leather backed decorated cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, 100pp on variously coloured leaves. This is one of a very small number of finely bound copies issued without a dust jacket
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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La Resistance des Images (Patinoire Royale, Bruxelles 25 Avril - 31 Juillet 2015)

Editions de la Patinoire Royale, Bruxelles
Large 4to. in die-cut stiff card covers, 143 on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc Text in French. Private view invitation card loosely inserted
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Boyd & Evans - Views (Ikon Gallery, Birmingham 18 July - 2 September 2012) SIGNED COPY

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Large square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 110pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Boyd and Evans on the title-page
AS NEW
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Hong Kong Eye - Hong Kong Contemporary Art (Saatchi Gallery, London December 2012 and touring)

Skira, Milan
Thick, ver heavy Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 411pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Designs for Life - Molecular Biology After World War II

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Heavy, large 8vo. in green cloth, silver lettering to spine. 423pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Art After Philosophy and After - Collected Writings 1966 - 1990

MIT Press, Massachusetts and London
1st printing thus. Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 289pp on stiff art paper, plates, bibliography, index
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (small speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Cy Twombly

Galerie Karsten Greve, Koln
Heavy 4to. in thick boards, 139pp, colour plates (some folding) etc. Dual text in English and German. This copy is from the collection of architect and designer Eric Robert Kuhn and has his private company stamp to front blank fly-leaf.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (3 of the foldout plates are slightly mis-folded on the outer edge)
1st editionHardcover
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Michel Tourliere - Retrospective 1945 - 1985 (Paris Art Center 8 Avril - 24 Mai 1986)

Paris Art Center, Paris
Large heavy 4to. in blue cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, plates in colour and b/w, illustrations in text, etc. Text in French
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Joseph Chamberlain - Entrepreneur in Politics

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 725pp, portrait frontispiece, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in a NEW Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Kafka's Clothes - Ornament and Aestheticism in the Habsburg Fin de Siecle

Clarendon Press, Oxford
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 231pp, plates, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Documentary Chinese Works of Art - In Scholars Taste

Sydney L Moss, London
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 244pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, tiny spot of tan soil to bottom edge of page block)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Friars Minor in Ireland - From their arrival to 1400 (SIGNED COPY)

Franciscan Institute, St Bonaventure University, New York
Large 8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 264pp + 14pp appendices and maps, with extensive bibliography. Errata slip loosely inserted. Inscribed to a fellow historian and signed by the author (as Francis) on the half title leaf
Almost AS NEW (slight bumps to front cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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The Many Faces of Evolution in Europe C. 1860 - 1914

Peeters, Bondgenotenlaan
Large 8vo in pastel green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 165pp, plates, bibliography, index
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Protecting Nature, Saving Creation - Ecological Conflicts Religious Passions and Political Quandaries

Palgrave Macmillan, New York
1st printing. 8vo in colour printed boards, 292pp
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Themes and Variations - the Drawings of Augustus John 1901 - 1931

Lund Humphries / National Museums and Galleries of Wales / Spink & Son, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 72pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (spine moderately sunned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Bern Schwartz - Portraits (New Gallery, Jerusalem 6 June - 21 July 2012

New Gallery, the Naggar School, Musrara, Jerusalem
Heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 156pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in Hebrew and English
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Sklo / Glass - Rene Roubicek - Miluse Roubickova (Studio Glass Gallery, London Summer 1999 and touring)

Studio Glass Gallery, London
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 216pp, colour plates, etc. To accompany the exhibition of works by the two artists. Dual text in Czech and English
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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