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Ralf Peters (Lothringer Strasse Ladengalerie 14.9 - 14.10.90)

Lothringer Strasse Ladengalerie
Large Quarto size (4to) in glossy card covers. 31pp, colour plates, etc. PLUS Full English translation loosely insterted
FINE (covers faintly creased and lightly edge-rubbed)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Art of Gilbert & George - Or An Aesthetic of Existence

Thames & Hudson, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). 524pp, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW very clean and tight unmarked copy in a very slightly spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Who is Andy Warhol?

British Film Institute (BFI), London
Large Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. 162pp, plates, index etc. Papers from inaugural conference of The Andy Warhol Museum April, 1995
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Andy Warhol and His World (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, April - July 2000)

Louisiana Revy / Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed card covers, 87pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English. Louisiana Revy Volume Vol 40, No 2 April 2000 issued as catalogue for the exhibition of the same name held at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Gilbert & George - The Cosmological Pictures

Haags Gemeentemuseum, Den Hague
1st printing. Landscape Folio size in colour printed card covers. Colour plates etc. Text in English
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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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Renoir - An Intimate Record (aka Intimate Portrait)

Knopf, New York
Octavo size (8vo) in decorative paper covered boards with black cloth spine. 248pp, 26pp plates, chronology, list of important works
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved, clean and tight copy (slight chipping to paper along very top edge of rear cover, pages slightly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Co Westerik - Grafiek 1945-1984 (SIGNED COPY)

Haags Gemeentemuseum
Folio size in glossy card self-wraps.123pp, colour plates etc. Signed and inscribed by Westerik, dated 27 Oct 1984 on fly-leaf. Text in Dutch
VERY GOOD+, a clean and tight copy (light shelf rub to top corner tip of front cover, top edges of covers and page block a little wrinkled and faintly soiled)
Signed copy1st 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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Dolenec - Paintings on Glass / Kenett -Sculpture / Ghisha Koenig - Sculpture / Lorri - Collage - Paintings

Grosvenor Gallery, London
Exhibition catalogue in card covers with pocket containing 4 cards, one for each artist, each with single b/w illus on one side and brief biography and catalogue on verso. This copy has a long inscription from Koenig (signed 'Ghisha') on the verso of front cover to the folder
Covers lightly edge-rubbed, minor and very faint staining to covers else VERY GOOD+, a very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Sean Henry - The Centre of the Universe (Circolo degli Artisti, Faenza, 13 dicembre 1998 - 31 gennaio 1999)

Circolo Degli Artisti, Faenza
Tall Quarto size (4to) in orange cloth with illustrated panel on front cover. 63pp on stiff art paper, plates etc. Dual text in Italian and English
AS NEW (slight shelf rub to spine)
1st editionHardcover
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Sean Henry (Kunsthandel Frans Jacobs / Judith Bouwknegt Contemporary, Amsterdam 2005)

Kunsthandel Frans Jacobs / Judith Bouwknegt Contemporary, Amsterdam
Tall Quarto size (4to) in colour printed card covers inside a silver printed perforated card over-cover. Unpaginated, approx. 50pp, colour plates (some folding), etc. Dual English and Dutch text
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of very slight rub to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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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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The Elephant You Gave Me

Michael Joseph, London
1st Printing. 8vo. Authors first novel. Inscribed and signed by author (as Alun) on the front blank fly-leaf
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (pages 61 - 64 roughly opened - a minor a production fault) in a lightly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (long crease and short closed tear to rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Nononzenz (Alt. Spellin No Nonzenz / No Non Zenz)

Anand Zenz, London
1st Edition Thus Octavo size (8vo) in thin glossy card covers. 50 single sided statements for T-shirts. One of 100 copies
FINE, a very clean and tight copy still very close to new. Uncommon
1st editionSoftcover
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Slightly Offstage - Celebrity Tales of the Unexpected (SIGNED COPY)

Cameron Wilson, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 168pp, mainly captioned colour reproductions of Gill's celebrity portraits. Signed (with no other inscription) by Gill Shaw on the title-page
An AS NEW unread copy in AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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American Scene - Greta Pratt - in Search of the Corn Queen

National Museum of American Art, Washington DC
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card, folded self wrappers, 96pp, many excellently reproduced b/w photos, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Peter Ustinov

Peter Owen, London
Octavo size (8vo) in yellow cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 180pp, plus plates
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (name on front blank fly-leaf) in a slightly dusty and lightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD price-clipped dust jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Story of Dance (SIGNED COPY)

Rathbone Books, London
Folio size in black cloth with white lettering. 93pp, plates in colour and b/w index etc. Warmly inscribed to Pat (Patricia) Strauss and Signed by author (as 'Arnold') on title-page
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (pages a little tanned) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (tiny chips to corner tips, small chip to top edge of rear panel, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Modern Tramway - Volumes 1 & 2 - January 1938 to December 1939 - with Original Loose Inserts and Maps Bound in

Adam Gordon, Chetwode
1st Edition Thus. Large Quarto size (4to). in gilt embossed green cloth. Facsimile of the original journal editions. 84pp and 120pp plus index at rear, facsimiles of original loose inserts and maps bound. Numerous plates and illustrations in text. Limited Edition of 300copies
FINE, still close to new (mome minor white soiling to rear cover, slight loss to gilt spine lettering at bottom edge due to rubbing)
1st editionHardcover
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David Robilliard - (Hirschl & Adler Modern, September 13 - October 6 1990)

Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card, folded self wrappers, 24pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
Covers tanned and slightly soiled else VERY GOOD, contents very clean and tight
1st editionSoftcover
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Wedgwood Counterpoint - Five Themes

Buten Museum of Wedgwood, Merion, Penn
Hardback Large heavy Quarto size (4to). 256pp, illus
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (private bookplate on front blank paste-down end-paper, spine slightly sunned)
1st editionHardcover
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Shock Xpress 2

Titan Books, London
1st printing. Large Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 124pp plus index. Plates in colour and b/w etc.
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Life's a Knock-Out (Alt. spelling Knockout)

Hutchinson, London
Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 208pp, plates, index. Autobigraphy of the boxer and boxing promoter
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy (some light foxing or tanning to leaves) in a lightly soiled but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (half inch defection at head of spine panel, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector). A nice copy of this scarce book.
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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Berlin - Mattias Mansen, Bernhard Garbert, Yngve Zakarias 10 August - 22 September 1996 Galleri F 15

Galleri F 15
Square Quarto size (4to) in boards. Unpaginated, approx. 60pp, plates in colour and b/w etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (some very slight shelf-bumping to bottom edge of covers)
1st editionHardcover
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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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Life Magazine International March 12, 1960 - John Glenn in Orbit issue

Time Life International
Large size magazine, 72pp complete
Pages slightly tanned, light rub to spine fold with a little minor splitting along top margin and small chip to bottom edge of spine else VERY GOOD+, a well preserved, sound, clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Mande Potters and Leather-Workers - Art and Heritage in West Africa (alt. spelling: Leatherworkers)

Smithsonian Books, Washington
Large Quarto size (4to). in brown cloth, 192pp, illustrations in text, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Forma Anthropologica - Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania (Talinn Art Hall Gallery 'Luum' 10. 1. - 2. 2. 1992 - 10 January - 2 February 1992)

Estonian Arts Union, Tallinn
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 50pp on glossy art paper, plates in colour and b/w, etc. 18 artists shown from the three countries. Text in English
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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