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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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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 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)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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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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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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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)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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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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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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History of Italian Art (Two volumes complete)

Polity Press
Both volumes large Octavo size (8vo). in cloth. 337pp and 499pp, both with plates, index etc
Both NEW in NEW Dust Jackets
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Signed Limited Edition)

Doubleday / Goldsboro Books, London
8vo in thick boards housed within a colour printed thick card slip-case (as issued). 296pp. No. 98 of 500 copies, inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
FINE in FINE slipcase
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Gudok and David Farrell - Even in the Sweetest Embrace the Lover Asserts A Sense of Solitude

Arkangel, Dublin
4to in stiff card covers, 64pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Vermeer and the Delft School

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Thick, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers with colour printed glossy Dust Jacket, 626pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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The Poool Issue # 2 (2014)

Offf, Barcelona
Thick 4to in black and gilt printed stiff card covers with bare spine showing the glued sewn sections (as issued) in black card slip-case, 199pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Folded and un-opened poster tipped-in at rear (as issued)
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Training Soprano Voices

Oxford University Press, Oxford
3rd Impression Large 8vo in blue boards, gilt lettering to spine, 177pp, musical examples and illustrations in text, index etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Visual Illusions in Motion with Moire Screens - 60 Designs and 3 Plastic Screens

Dover Publications, New York
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, brief text, 60 designs on thick glossy art paper plus 3 plastic screens in pocket at rear (complete)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Luis Canazares - Dibujos / Drawings

Published by the Artist, Madrid
Extra Large 4to. in illustrated stiff card covers, 57pp on stiff art paper, mainly finely printed drawings (some folding). Brief text in English and Spanish
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Wojciech Falkowski - Malarstwo / Painting

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-sklodowskiej, Lublin - Londyn
Large heavy 4to. in textured thick grey boards, 175pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Polish
AS NEW in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (hint of shelf rub to top corner tips)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Daumier - Burgerleben - Sechzehn Wiedergaben in Kupfertiefdruck Nach Originallithographien

Rascher, Zurich
Large Folio folder with 2 loosely inserted sections - brief biography 20pp and a 6 leaf list of plates etc plus 16 lithographs on stiff card. This is a complete copy. The page numbering for the list of plates section at the rear is incorrect - it starts at 47 instead of 37 - this was a printers error common to all copies of this edition.
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly dusty, lacks the original plain tissue over-wrapper which was tipped onto the folder)
1st editionSoftcover
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Sasha Okun (Artists Book)

Published by the Artist
Large landscape 4to. in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Russian
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Building Tate Modern - Herzog and De Meuron with Giles Gilbert Scott (Hardcover)

Tate Gallery, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in purple cloth, yellow lettering to spine. 199pp, colour plates,, plans etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in a near FINE Dust Jacket (neatly repaired from verso short closed tear to top edge of spine panel, an otherwise fine jacket)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Adam Elsheimer 1578 - 1610

National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh / Dulwich Picture Gallery and Paul Holberton, London
Extra Large and heavy 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 246pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Wentworth Woodhouse - A Landscape of Georgian Monuments (New Arcadian Journal No 59 / 60 2006)

New Arcadian Press, Leeds
8vo in stiff card covers, 170. No 39 of 300 copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Matthew Ritchie - Proposition Player (Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston December 12 2003 - March 14 2004)

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston / Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
Extra Large landscape 4to in glazed boards, 134pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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French Painting - From Fouquet to Poussin

Skira, Geneva
Thick, very heavy Folio in bright blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 243pp on thick art paper, 106 tipped-in colour plates, etc. A large full page colour plate (which formed the rear panel of the otherwise lacking jacket) has been very neatly pasted to the front paste-down end-paper of this copy.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean, bright and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Sex Science and Society - Addresses Lectures and Articles (SIGNED COPY)

Oriel Press, Newcastle Upon Tyne
1st printing. 8vo in pale blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 324pp, index. Inscribed 'Withe the author's best wishes' and signed by Alan Sterling Parkes on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions). Alan Sterling Parkes (1900 - 1990), leading reproductive biologist, and the first Mary Marshall Professor in the University of Cambridge.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a VERY GOOD Dust Jacket (spine sunned and slightly torn at head of spine panel, looks very presentable in its protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Tory Lawrence - Ancient Land

Published by the Artist
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 66pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Printed slip about prices loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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The Twenties in Berlin - Johannes Baader - George Grosz - Raoul Hausmann - Hannah Hoch (Annely Juda, London November 8 1987 - January 27 1979)

Annely Juda Fine Art, London
4to in stiff card covers, 55pp on various types of paper, plates and illustrations in text, etc. Berlin Dada etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (bottom edge of rear cover sunned)
1st editionSoftcover
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