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A History of Ecclesiastical Dress

Batsford, London
Quarto size (4to) dark red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 192pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (name on fly-leaf, page-block edges faintly tanned) in a faintly sunned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Paul Chan - The 7 Lights (Serpentine Gallery, London 15 May - 7 July 2007)

Serpentine Gallery, London / Walther Konig, Cologne
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in grey cloth, black and white lettering to spine and front cover. Cover design by Chan. 156pp, mainly colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Emilio Ambasz - Architectural, Industral, Graphic, Exhibit Design

Axis, Tokyo
Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers with stiff card wrapper with intricate die cut full width inner flaps (intended to be pressed out and folded to form architectural models). Unpaginated, approx. 44pp, mainly colour plates caption in both Japanese and English
An AS NEW copy in a slightly dusty but otherwise FINE wrapper
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Stardock - Number Two / No. 2 - April 1969

Gothique, London
Quarto size (4to) in illustrated stiff card covers, 39pp. Includes: 'Propaganda: Why the Blue Beetle Voted For George Wallace' (Michel Parry and Adrian Amos); Portfolio No 2: David Britton (introduction by David Griffiths); 'The Switch' and 'Social Security Card' (Alan Price); 'Wych Hazel on the Planet Terror' (Alan Marshfield); '2001: Before the Rebirth' (Ramsey Campbell); 'The Stealer of Souls: Michael Moorcock Profile & Bibliography' (Mike Ashley)
Covers slightly tanned else FINE, a well preserved very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Box and Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-tung - Two Inter-Related Plays

Jonathan Cape, London
Octavo size (8vo) in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 74pp. Publishers review request slip loosely inserted
An almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a a slightly tanned but otherwise almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (tiny and barely noticeable short closed tear to bottom edge of rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Play the Ballad of the Sad Cafe- Carson Mc Cullers' Novella Adapted to the Stage

Jonathan Cape, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 150pp. Publishers review request slip loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny flat crease to top corner tip of one leaf, page-block edges faintly dusty) in a slightly tanned and dusty e very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (minute sliver of loss from rubbing to head of spine panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Gibran in His Museum (English text)

Gibran Museum, Bsharri, Lebanon
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 144pp on stiff art paper , colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
An AS NEW unread copy (very slight bumping to top cover corner tips from poor handling)
Hardcover
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The Life and Works of William Parry A R A (1743 - 1791) ***** SIGNED COPY ***********

Miles Wynn Cato, Aberystwyth
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in colour printed boards, 214pp, illustrated in colour and b/w, bibliography, index etc. This copy inscribed in ink 'With best wishes', dated and signed by the author on the half title leaf
NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Encyclopedia of Opera on Screen - A Guide to More Than 100 Years of Opera Film, Videos and DVDs

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in red boards, gilt lettering to spine, 872pp, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight crease to spine) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Carolinda Tolstoy - Ceramics (SIGNED COPY)

Art Books International, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 159pp, colour plates, etc. This copy inscribed and signed by Carolinda Tolstoy on the half title leaf
AS NEW
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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The Book As Instrument - Stephane Mallarme, the Artist's Book, and the Transformation of Print Culture

University of Chicago Press, Chicago & London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in red cloth backed boards 395pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Artful Science - Enlightenment, Entertainment and the Eclipse of Visual Education

MIT Press, Cambridge
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 350pp, plates and numerous illustrations in text, index etc
NEW in a NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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The 1st Jinro Ceramic Art Contest 5 - 22 December 1991

South Korea
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers 72pp, fine colour plates, dual text in Korean and English
A well preserved FINE copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Kim Howie - Blind Dating - A Dinner Conversation with the Women of 'The Web'

School of Visual Arts Press, New York
Small square Quarto size (4to) in illustrated stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, 16pp, text and drawings by Howie
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Russell Braun - Myths of New York

School of Visual Arts Press, New York
Small square Quarto size (4to) in illustrated stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, 16pp, text and drawings by Braun
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (mild surface scuffing to front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Jeff Markowsky - Kicking the Habit

School of Visual Arts Press, New York
Small square Quarto size (4to) in illustrated stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, 16pp, text and drawings by Markowsky
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint surface rub to front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Alison Moritsugo - Stephen

School of Visual Arts Press, New York (though not stated)
Small square Quarto size (4to) in illustrated stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, 16pp, text and drawings by Moritsugo
Almost AS NEW (covers faintly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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Joon Hee Lee - Before You Study Zen A Bowl is A Bowl and Tea is Tea .. etc (Artists Book)

School of Visual Arts Press, New York (though not stated)
Small square Quarto size (4to) in illustrated stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, 16pp, drawings by Lee accompanied by assorted religious quotes
Almost AS NEW (faint creasing to spine margin)
1st editionSoftcover
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Gavin Turk - The Font Project (Fine Art Society, London 2006)

Fine Art Society, London
Octavo size (8vo) in white printed black stiff card covers, 155pp, 1 colour plate, silhouettes, illustrations in text, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Disoriented Visual Objects - Their Creators and Users

Cydot, Hong Kong (Sights of Design Series)
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 173pp, plates, illustrations in text, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Horace - Behind the Public Poetry

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 230pp, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (two tiny bumps to bottom edge of cover from poor handling) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Yoko Ono - Instruction Paintings

Weatherhill, New York
1st printing. Small square Quarto size (4to) in grey cloth backed thick boards, 63pp, photos in text. Dual English and Japanese text
NEW unread copy in NEW slipcase
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Yorkshire Folk-Talk - With Characteristics of Those Who Speak it in the North and East Ridings

Henry Frowde, London / John Sampson, York
Octavo size (8vo) in olive green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, black rule and lettering to front cover, 418pp, index (includes an extensive 136pp glossary of colloquialisms etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (neat ink name on half title leaf dated 1892, mild shelf rub to spine ends and cover corner tips, end-papers neatly repaired or strengthened at centre-folds)
1st editionHardcover
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Glen Baxter (Abbaye Saint- Andre, Centre D' Art Contemporain, Meymac - 24 Mars - 20 Mai 1991)

Abbaye Saint- Andre, Centre D' Art Contemporain, Meymac
Large Quarto size (4to). in textured orange stiff card covers, 42pp, colour plates, etc. Text in French. Catalogue to exhibition which toured France until February 1992
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight hint of sunning to spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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L'Oeil de la Lettre - Les Rapports de la Lettre et de la Photographie des Origines a nos Jours

Centre National de La Photographie, Paris (Collection Photo Copies)
Extra large landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 117pp, mainly captioned photos, brief text in French
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute bump to top corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Lost Women of Rock Music - Female Musicians of the Punk Era

Ashgate, Farnham
Heavy Octavo size (8vo). in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 220pp, bibliography, index etc. Issued without a dustwrapper
NEW unread copy
Hardcover
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Zaha Hadid - Seamless (Phillips de Pury, New York 29 November - 15 December 2006)

Zaha Hadid / Phillips de Pury, New York
Large quarto size (4to). thick card folder with 10 leaves printed on thick card in concertina fold showing Hadid's Seamless Collection of furniture and shelving designs, made up in very small editions by Established & Sons. Introductory text on stiff card loosely inserted (as issued)
Almost AS NEW (slight crease to spine ends, covers faintly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Peter Spens - Changing Formations (SIGNED COPY)

Gallery 27, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 35pp, full page colour plates (including 17 of his London paintings), etc. Presentation copy to a friend of the artist, inscribed and signed in full on the blank verso of front cover
Almost AS NEW (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Rousseau's Dream - An Air with Variations for the Pianoforte - Composed and Dedicated to the Right Hon.ble (sic) the Countess of Delaware - by J B Cramer

Chappell & Co, London
Folio size, sewn 6 leaves thus: engraved title-page with blank verso, blank page, complete 8pp piano score (pages numbered 2 to 9) with blank rear cover
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (spine slightly nicked - this copy probably once bound up with other sheet music, some very mild offsetting between leaves, scattered pencilled fingering easily and cleanly erased when tested)
1st editionSoftcover
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Farm - The Vernacular Tradition of Working Buildings

Evergreen, Cologne
Large, very heavy quarto size (4to) in thick boards, 240pp, illustrated in colour throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (minute creases to top cover corner tips from slight bumping) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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