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Anri Sala (Serpentine Gallery, London 1 October - 20 November 2011)

Koni, Books / Serpentine Gallery, London
Square 4to in colour printed boards with 3/4 height glossy dust jacket (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 140pp on various types of paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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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 with a sketch of a billboard and the words 'Very Best Wishes', all done in black ink.
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Gimhongsok - In Through the Out Door (Kukje Gallery, Seoul April 17 - May 19 2008)

Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Heavy 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 181pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Korean
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William Stukeley - Science, Archaeology and Religion in Eighteenth- Century England

Boydell Press, Woodbridge
Large 8vo in brown boards, gilt lettering to spine, printed label to front cover (as issued), 290pp, illustrated, bibliography, index etc
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The Tournament

Bodley Head, London
1st printing. 8vo in bright orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt embossed design to front cover, 224pp
An extremely well preserved FINE+ very clean, bright and tight copy (very slight tanning to leaves) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE+ un-clipped Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Pages on Art

Constable, London
1st printing. 8vo in dark steel blue cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, blind embossed lettering and border to front cover, 265pp, portrait frontispiece with tissue guard
An unusually well preserved near FINE very clean and tight barely read copy (spine gilt dulled, page-block edges slightly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Valadier - Three Generations of Roman Goldsmiths - An Exhibition of Drawings and Works of Art (David Carritt, London 15 May - 12 June 1991)

Artemis Group / David Carritt, London
Folio size in illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 183pp, colour plates, bibliography, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (covers faintly tanned)
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Art Deco Sculpture - Chryselephantine Statuettes of the Twenties and Thirties

Academy Editions, London
Extra Large 4to. in plain white stiff card covers with glossy colour printed dust jacket, 107pp, colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations, etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (name on fly-leaf, page-block edges slightly tanned) in a FINE Dust Jacket but for a neatly repaired and barely visible short closed tear to top edge of rear panel. A very nice copy of this elusive book
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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William Barnes - A Selection of His Poems (Author's signed dedication copy)

Fyfield Books / Carcanet Press, South Hinksey
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in brown boards, silver lettering to spine, 95pp. The book has a printed dedication to Olwyn Hughes (sister of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath's literary executor) below which is an ink inscription from Robert Nye: 'For dear Olwyn at Christmas 1972 with love from Robert'. This book is from the private collection of Olwyn Hughes, who is a great fan of wood and coal fires - hence the tanning and slight coal fire odour.
A well preserved FINE copy (pages very slightly tanned, slight coal fire odour) in a slightly tanned VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (rear panel irregularly but mildly dusty)
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Silence and Music - Selected Poems

Hutchinson, London
8vo in decorated boards, black cloth spine, black deckled top edge of page block, 143pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (very slightly nicked along top edge, looks almost new in its removable transparent protector)
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Paul Hindemith - the Man Behind the Music - A Biography

Victor Gollancz, London
1st printing. 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 319pp, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy in a faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Domed Tombs of Eastern Sudan - Their Functional, Cultural and Psychological Values

Azza P h, al-Khartum
4to in faux leather covered boards, gilt lettering to front cover, 164pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in English and Arabic. This is a cheaply produced book, solidly bound and clearly printed but done with slightly inferior materials and production values.
Almost AS NEW (page-block edges faintly dusty in a very slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Spring - A Divertimento for the Piano Forte with An Accompaniment for the Flute - Composed and Dedicated to Miss West by T A Rawlings

Chappell & Co., 124 New Bond Street
Folio size, engraved title-page, blank verso with 13pp piano score only (score pages numbered 1 - 13), last page blank
FINE (spine very slightly - nicked no doubt once bound up with other sheet music, scattered pencilled fingering easily and very cleanly erased when tested)
Softcover
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Resonances - Tribal Art - Modern Art / Resonanzen - Naturvolkkunst - Moderne Kunst

Galerie Greub, Basel
Folio size in colour printed glossy boards. Unpaginated, approx. 46pp text in English and German and 46 lavishly printed full page colour plates
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to top corner tip of front cover)
1st editionHardcover
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The Ranee of Jhansi

Macgibbon & Kee, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 178pp. This copy inscribed 'From Mrs Tahmankar / widow of the author' in ink on the front fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE copy (pages faintly tanned) in a very slightly edge-rubbed and faintly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Sex and the Black Machine

Avernus Creative Media, London
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in illustrated stapled paper wraps. Unpaginated, approx. 20pp. An Aldiss 'cutup' of prose, poetry and collage printed on newsprint stock paper
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Process Architecture 105 - Buildings and Projects by Troughton McAslan Architects (SIGNED COPY)

Process Architecture, Tokyo
Extra Large quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 152pp plus advert leaves at rear. Numerous photos, plans etc in text. Dual text in English and Japanese. This copy signed and inscribed to Monica Pidgeon (Editor of Architectural Design magazine) by the architect and editor John McAslan on front fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (tiny crease to spine near top edge - clearly a minor production flaw)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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A Tomb with A View (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 303pp. Presentation copy warmly inscribed and signed by author (as Lance) on front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved FINE copy (hint of sunning to spine, top edge of page block slightly foxed) in a faintly tanned FINE complete Dust Jacket but for a few minute nicks to top edges (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Sources of Inspiration Lecture 5 - 2nd June 1994 Villepreux

Sources, Amsterdam
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers. 72pp, dual English and French texts. Bourzid, an Arab screenwriter, on screenwriting in the Islamic world
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Kienast Vogt - Open Spaces / Aussenraume

Birkhauser Architecture, Basel, Boston, Berlina
Heavy 4to. in boards, 264pp, plates in colour and b/w, plans etc. Dual text in English and German
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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In Spazio - Installazioni Nello Spazio Urbano e in Palazzo Piccolomini - Scultura Pittura Grafica

Polistampa, Firenze
Large Octavo size (8vo) in thin card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 100pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English, Italian and German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Rage of Angels (SIGNED COPY with Autograph Letter)

Carroll and Graf, New York
Octavo size (8vo), 223pp. Inscribed and signed by author (as Alan) on the title-page PLUS loosely inserted 11 line Autograph Letter Signed (again as Alan), referring to a conversation the author had with the recipient about 'getting into the head of a character' and how he first achieved it in this book
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faintly creased at head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Memoires du General Baron de Marbot (3 Volumes Complete)

E Plon, Nourrit et Cie, Paris
3 vols complete, uniformly bound in contemporary 3/4 glazed and marbled brown leather, marbled boards. Volume I: Genes, Austerlitz, Eylau (1st Edition 1891, 390pp) Volume II: Madrid, Essling, Torres-Vedras (2nd edition, 1891, 495pp) Volume III: Polotsk, La Beresina, Leipzig, Waterloo (4th edition 1891, 446pp plus 2 folding facsimiles). Each with engraved frontispiece with tissue guard and silk ribbon page marker
VERY GOOD+ an extremely well preserved and very clean and tight attractively bound set (slight shelf rub to spine and cover corner tips, slight crease to spine of 2nd volume, small surface scuff to spine of volume 3, page-block edges slightly foxed)
Hardcover
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The Dream Factory 2010

The Church of London, London
4to in colour printed glossy boards, 95pp on stiff art paper, illustrated in colour throughout. From the publishers of 'Huck' and 'Little White Lies' magazines. No 474 of 1000 copies
NEW unread copy
1st edition
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The English Civil War - A Contemporary Account - Volume 1 - 1625 - 1639

Caliban Books, London
Heavy, large 8vo. in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 284pp, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Cross-Border Governance in the European Union

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London
8vo in illustrated boards, 236pp, index etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Child Labor in the British Victorian Entertainment Industry 1875 - 1914 (alt. spelling Labour)

Palgrave Macmillan, New York & London
8vo in illustrated boards, 227pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Body in Women's Art Now - Part 1 - Embodied - Sigali Landau, Regina Jose Galindo, Jessica Lagunas, Lydia Maria Julien

Rollo Contemporary Art, Cambridge
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 79pp, colour plates, etc
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Le Corbusier - Toward An Architecture (HARDCOVER)

Frances Lincoln, London
Thick, heavy quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 341pp
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1st editionHardcover
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London Under Ground - the Archaeology of A City (Underground)

OX1Bow Books, Oxford
Heavy, large 8vo. in colour printed thick boards, 327pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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