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Pentagram - The Compendium

Phaidon, London
Large Quarto size (4to) in card covers. 301pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc. 'Thoughts, essays, and work of the Pentagram Partners in London'
AS NEW in a lsy spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket housed in a faintly rubbed almost as new slipcase
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Thomas Hirschhorn - Material - Public Works - The Bridge 2000

Book Works / Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Quarto size (4to) in printed paper wrappers, unpaginated, approx. 184pp of photos, document facsimiles etc generated by 'Public Works - The Bridge 2000' part of 'Protest & Survive' at Whitechapel Art Gallery 15 September - 12 November 2000
VERY GOOD+ (wrappers a little creased and slightly edge-nicked and have been repaired or strengthened on the rear at the spine fold, contents fine)
1st editionSoftcover
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Moshe Gat - Fishermen (With Signed Lithograph)

A M Hassefer, Tel Aviv
Small square Quarto size (4to) in gilt embossed linen covered boards with pasted on colour plates to front and rear covers (as issued), brief text in English and Hebrew, colour plates, and approx 100 reproductions of monochrome line and wash paintings. Fold out full colour lithograph, in perfect condition, tipped in at front and signed by the artist in pencil (most extant copies of this book were either issued without the lithograph, or have had it subsequently removed)
Page-block edges very faintly tanned else an extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Song Tao - Modern Fossils (Zhong Gallery, Berlin June - July 2015 and touring)

Song Tao / Zhong Gallery, Berlin
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers with uncovered spine (as issued) and colour printed wrapper on stiff card, unpaginated, approx. 120pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English
Almost AS NEW (tiny slight crease to bottom corner tip of front cover) in a VERY GOOD Dust Jacket ( top edge of spine chipped)
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Antiquity Depicted - Aspects of Archaeological Illustration (SIGNED COPY)

Thames & Hudson, London
The Ninth Walter Neurath Memorial Lecture. 8vo in bright orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 64pp, illustrations in text, etc. Signed and inscribed 'With all good wishes from Stuart Piggott 29 September 1979' on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight tanning to leaves) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Metal Artefacts of Antiquity - A Catalogue of Small Finds From Specific Areas of the United Kingdom (SIGNED COPY)

Portcullis Publishing, Somerset
Extra Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, 137pp, 957 items sketched and described, bibliography at rear. This copy signed by the author on the title-page
An AS NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Canaletto

Phaidon;, Oxford
1st printing. Large heavy Folio in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 239pp, illustrations in text, colour plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket ( very faintly tanned, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Trojan War - Sculptures by Anthony Caro

Lund Humphries / Yorkshire Sculpture Park, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card covers. 88pp, incl. 38 full page colour plates
Almost AS NEW(faint flat crease to top corner tip of rear cover, tiny speck of shelf rub to bottom cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Lisa Wright - Twilight Paintings (Beardsmore Gallery, London 13 October - 10 November 2007)

Beardsmore Gallery, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 48pp on thick art paper , colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Uncanny Room (PM Gallery & House, London, 19 July - 25 August / Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle 12 October - 8 December 2002)

Luminous Books, London
Large 8vo in stiff card covers, 80pp on stiff art paper, tissue end-papers, colour plates, etc.
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Dame Edna Everidge - My Gorgeous Life - An Adventure (SIGNED COPY)

Macmillan, London
1st printing. 8vo in purple faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 292pp, illustrations in text. This copy signed (at a London bookshop signing) by Barry Humphries as 'Dame Edna' on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Ritual Art of India

Thames & Hudson, London
Large 4to. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 175pp on thick art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (hint of tanning to inner flaps). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Francis Bacon ( Tate Gallery, London 22 may - 18 August 1985)

Tate Gallery / Thames and Hudson, London
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 246pp, colour plates (some folding), extensive bibliography at rear
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, slight surface rub to top corner of rear cover )
1st editionSoftcover
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Bridget McCrum - Birds Through Space and Time - Stone Carvings - Bronze Sculptures - Drawings (Messum's, London 25 May - 11 June 2011)

Messum's, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 76pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Price list loosely inserted
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Nathan Coley to the Bramley Family of Frestonia

Anomie Publishing, Glasgow
8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 194pp, photos in colour and b/w. PLUS loosely inserted card from Nathan Coley on his headed stationary inscribed by him 'Very Best Wishes' on a sketch of a billboard, all done in black ink.
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Ground Beneath Her Feet (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 575pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Shenda Amery

Walker Print, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 76pp on glossy art paper, plates in colour and b/w, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Beatles Football and Me (SIGNED COPY)

Headline Review, London
Large 8vo in red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 344pp, plates, bibliography, index. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Tess Jaray- Painting Mysteries and Confessions

Lenz Books
Small 4to in light grey cloth covered boards, 127pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
An almost AS NEW unread copy (faint barely noticeable soil to bottom edge of rear cover) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Modern Dance - Techniques and Teaching (SIGNED COPY and Dame Ninette De Valois Association Copy)

A S Barnes, New York
4to in yellow printed blue boards, 191pp. This copy has a fulsome inscription to Ninette de Valois which is signed by both Gertrude Shurr and Rachael Dunaven Yocom. In 1963 Dame Ninette gave the book to a London dance school, it is inscribe in ink by her own hand ' Presented by Dame Ninette De Valois / Jan. 1963'
VERY GOOD- (library marking to verso of title-page and bottom edge of front fly-leaf only, mild tape marks to lower spine, otherwise a very good clean and tight copy)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Ivan Eyre

Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Don Mills
Heavy Folio in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 191pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, exhibition lists etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute speck of rub to flap fold corner tips, hint of sunning to spine)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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L' Amour Fou - Photography and Surrealism ( Hayward Gallery, London July - September 1986)

Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Large heavy 4to. in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 243pp on thick art paper, plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, single mild reading crease to spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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From the Orient and the Desert (SIGNED by Andrew Vicari and Ghazi Algosaibi)

Oriel Press, Stocksfield / Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
8vo in faux parchment covered boards, integral yellow silk page-marker, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 23pp on stiff art paper, with 10 pencil drawings by Vicari. No 209 of 1000 numbered copies. Although no called for, this copy has been signed by both Vicari and Algosaibi at the rear. There is also a signed inscription from Algosaibi on the front blank fly-leaf dated March 22 - '77
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (hint of dustiness to top edge of page block). An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Pablo Picasso - A Retrospective (revised edition)

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Large, heavy 4to in black cloth covered thick boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover . 465pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket ( faintly edge-creased, looks almost as new in its protector)
HardcoverDustjacket
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Fashion and Surrealism

Thames & Hudson, London
Large heavy 4to. in grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 238pp on thick art paper, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Creer Au Feminin - Femmes Artistes Du Siecle De Madame Vigee Le Brun (Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo 1 Mars - 8 Mai 2011)

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo
Large 4to. in colour printed glossy boards, 259pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in French and Japanese. Other artists shown include Marie-Anne Collot, Adelaide Labill-Guiar, Marie Leszczynsk, Marguerite Gerard, Katherine Read and Marianne Loir.
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Ian MacDonald Smith - Black and White? (SIGNED COPY)

Just Clicked Publications, Bermuda
Square 4to in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, 160pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly finely printed colour photos. This copy signed by the photographer on the title-page
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Boxwallahs - The British in Cawnpore 1857-1901

Michael Russell, Norwich
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 504pp, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
Page-block edges very faintly tanned else an AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Frederick Gore - Retrospective II (Richmond Hill Gallery, London 2011)

Richmond Hill Gallery, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards, 64pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Designing for the Stage

The Studio, London
1st printing (1938). Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated red and white printed glazed boards, black cloth spine, gilt lettering to spine, pink semi-opaque end-papers, 78pp with 46 tipped in plates in colour and b/w
A well preserved VERY GOOD clean and tight copy (slight sunning to spine ends, edges a little tanned and dusty, mild rub and tiny crease to cover corner tips)in an edge-chipped GOOD only complete Dust Jacket (rear panel dusty and moderately soiled, looks presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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