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Sudden Times

Harvill, London
1st printing, 8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 341pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a NEW Dust Jacket
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The Tudor Child - Clothing and Culture 1485 to 1625 (SIGNED COPY)

Fat Goose Press, Lightwater
Large 4to. IN colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 160pp, illustrated in colour throughout, index etc. This copy has been signed by the authors Jane Huggett and Ninya Mikhaila, and the editor Jane Malcolm-Davis on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy
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Giuseppe Ducrot (Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Roma 20.02 - 10.05 2015)

Quodlibet, Macerata
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 144pp, colour plates etc. Dual text in English and Italian
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Hidden Histories - 20th Century Male Same Sex Lovers in the Visual Arts

Artmedia Press, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 144pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Joseph Anton - A Memoir (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
1st Printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in purple boards, silver lettering to spine, 636pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An almost AS NEW unread copy (small slight gentle crease to top corner tip of 3 leaves) in a very faintly edge-creased but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Topography of London - Facsimile of John Lockie's Gazetteer 1813

London Topographical Society, London
Thick Small 8vo. in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 500pp plus large folding map at rear
NEW unread copy in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (barely noticeable short closed tear to base of spine panel from poor handling, looks new in its protector)
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The Psychology of C G Jung - Volume One / Vol 1 - the Unconscious in its Empirical Manifestations - with Special Reference to the Association Experiment of C G Jung (COPY SIGNED by Eugene Rolfe)

Sigo Press, Boston
8vo in black cloth gilt lettering to spine, 236pp, bibliography, index etc. This copy inscribed and signed by Eugene Rolfe on the blank verso of the half title leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Southbank Centre Celebrates 1951 - 2011 Festival of Britain (Souvenir Guide)

South Bank Centre, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 112pp, numerous illustrations in text, folding site plan etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Talking About Arabic (SIGNED COPY)

Mark Batty Publisher, New York / Thames & Hudson, London
Quarto size (4to) in co stiff card covers 79pp, illustrations in text, etc. Inscribed and signed by Mourad Boutros on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy
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Art for All - London Transport Posters 1908 - 1949

Art & Technics, London
4to in tan cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 39pp text plus 68pp plates in colour and b/w
Covers slightly dusty else VERY GOOD, an otherwise well preserved clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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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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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
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Remaking the Welfare State - Swedish Urban Planning and Policy-Making in the 1990s

Avebury / Ashgate, Aldershot
Large Octavo size (8vo) in laminated boards, 297pp
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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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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J E Blanche - 1861 - 1942 - Jacques-Emile, Auguste, Eva, Henri, Fritz, Walter et les autres - Dans les Collections du Chateau Musee de Dieppe 12 Decembre 1992 -30 Avril 1993

Musee de Dieppe, Dieppe
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in French throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
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
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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Designers Are Wankers

About Face Publishing, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers, 239pp, illustrated in colour and b/w, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
Softcover
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The English Journey - Journal of A Visit to France and Britain in 1826

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Thick, heavy landscape Quarto size (4to) in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 220pp, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Cubism and Twentieth- Century Art (1966 Revised Edition)

Harry N Abrams, New York
Thick, heavy 4to. in black cloth, blue and white lettering to spine with white cusbist design to front cover (after Picasso), 328pp, tipped in colour plates, etc (collated complete)
An extremely well preserved FINE copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
HardcoverDustjacket
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Franco Vimercati - der Terrinen- Zyklus 1983 - 1992 - Die Dinge Des Lebens / Das Leben Des Dinge

Walther Koenig, Koln
Thick, heavy 4to. in boards, 391pp, plates etc. Text in German
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Mark Luthringer - Ridgemont Typologies

Blurb / Mark Luthringer
Landscape 4to in black boards, 49pp, mainly colour photos
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Gilbert & George - Museo d'Arte Moderna 19 Giugno 21 Agosto 1994

Electa / Museo d'Arte Moderna, Citta di Lugano
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). Exhibition catalogue in colour printed glossy card self-wrappers. 166pp, brief text, mainly large colour plates. Text in Italian
An AS NEW copy (faint flat crease to bottom cover corner tip)
1st editionSoftcover
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Richard Lindner (1901-1978) - Adults Only

Musee de La Romantique / Paris Musees
Quarto size (4to) in embossed black cloth, 195pp, colour plates, etc. Text in French
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Private View - Tricia Guild (SIGNED COPY)

Quadrille, London
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 185pp, numerous colour photo's etc. Inscribed and SIGNED by Tricia Guild on front fly-leaf
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Tribes of the Buffalo - A Swiss Artist on the American Frontier

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed thin card covers. 64pp, colour plates etc. Artifacts and Bodmer's paintings from Prince Maximilian's expedition to North America 1832 - 1834
An almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Life of Oscar Wilde

T Werner Laurie, London
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). gilt embossed black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, 470pp, plates, bibliography, index
FINE a well preserved clean and tight copy (contemporary ink inscription on half title leaf, mild bump to bottom corner tip of front cover). An excellent copy
Hardcover
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Tales of the Village (Series the Third and Last)

James Burns, London
Small Octavo size (8vo). bound in 3/4 brown leather with marbled boards, page-block edges and end-papers, elaborately gilt decorated spine with raised bands, brown spine label with gilt lettering. 240pp, engraved frontispiece with tissue guard plus 2 other full page plates
An extremely well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (name on first blank fly-leaf, mild shelf rub to extremeties, slight soil to bottom corner tip of first 3 leaves)
Hardcover
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Letters, Speeches and Tracts on Irish Affairs

Macmillan, London
Octavo size (8vo) in publishers' blind ruled and glazed navy cloth, gilt rule and lettering to spine, 439pp, 2pp publishers ads at rear. Some leaves un-cut
FINE, an extremely well preserved very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Judy Chicago - The Dinner Party (August 11 September 22 1984, Victoria Hall Edinburgh)

Diehard Productions, Edinburgh
Broadsheet consisting of three large single-fold sheets (4pp each, 12pp in all) and folded over again as issued. Scarce
An almost AS NEW copy (very slight rub to head of spine and slight flat crease to top corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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