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Lucio Fontana - At the Roots of Spatialism

Gangemi, Rome
1st printing. Tall Quarto size (4to). in black cloth, white lettering to spine, colour printed label to front cover (as issued). Unpaginated, approx. 90pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
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Pontormo - Catalogo Completo

Octavo Franco Cantini, Firenze
Quarto size (4to) in black cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover with colour plate on front cover (as issued). 159pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Spans - Viaducts, Bridges and Walkways (Building Centre, London 24 July - 20 September 2008)

Building Centre, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 60pp on stiff art paper, colour plates (some folding) etc
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Gower Champion - Dance and American Musical Theatre (Contributions in Drama and Theatre Studies No 87)

Greenwood Press, Westport & London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in green cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover 177pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. No dust wrapper (as issued)
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Itinerant Cameraman (SIGNED COPY)

John Murray, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 258pp, numerous illustrations in text, filmography, index etc. This copy signed in full and without inscription by Lassally on the title-page
Almost AS NEW (non-authorial inscription on front blank fly-leaf, hint of shelf rub to cover bottom edges) in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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Joe Colombo

Cosmit, Milan
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers, 183pp on stiff paper, brief texts in English, mainly photos and sketches etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (covers faintly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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Lisa Wright - Twilight Paintings (Beardsmore Gallery, London 13 October - 10 November 2007)

Beardsmore Gallery, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 48pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Tobacco Trade Year Book and Diary 1943

Tobacco / Industrial Newspapers, London
Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed boards with red cloth spine, black lettering to spine. 81pp of text (international import and excise duties, brand indexes, statistics etc), advert leaves (a few in colour) relating to tobacco, snuff, cigarettes, cigars, manufacture and smoking paraphernalia for the consumer and retailer. With a 104 page diary
VERY GOOD (boards a little edge-rubbed and slightly worn at corner tips, spine and boards dusty and tanned. A very few ink notes on the diary leaves, content otherwise still very clean and tight)
1st editionHardcover
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Nathan Coley - A Public Announcement (Changing Room / Stirling 700 Commission)

The Artists and Stirling Council, Stirling
Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 16pp. Coley's screen printed text panels reproduced with interspersed photos of locations in and around Glasgow. One of only 500 copies
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Victoria Gil - L-una (Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville 10 Febrero - 12 Abril 1998)

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville
Large Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff card covers, 75pp, colour plates, etc Text in Spanish
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Alexandros Georgiou - Without My Own Vehicle (Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens 5 May - 20 June 2006)

Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens
Small landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 197pp, illustrated in colour throughout. Dual text in English and Greek
AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Alexander Rodchenko 1891 - 1956

Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff glossy card covers, 136pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight sunning to spine, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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A Child From Everywhere - Photographs and Interviews of Children From 185 Countries Living in the UK (SIGNED COPY)

Black Dog, London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 159pp, illustrated in colour throughout. This copy signed by Caroline Irby on the title-page (no other inscriptions) PLUS loosely inserted handwritten note from Irby (signed Caroline) to a journalist friend, plus press release and note from the publisher, also loosely inserted
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The Development by Louis L Kahn of the Design for the Second Capital of Pakistan at Dacca

North Carolina State University School of Design, Raleigh
Square Quarto size (4to) in plain orange stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 56pp, plates, plans, facsimiles etc
Covers slightly dusty else FINE, an otherwise well preserved clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Development by Alvar Alto of the Design for the Church of Vouksenniska Imatra, Finland

North Carolina State University School of Design, Raleigh
Square Quarto size (4to) in plain olive green stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 44pp, plates, plans, facsimiles etc
A well preserved FINE copy (spine slightly dusty, small faint'ish wrinkle to front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Frank Stella

Museum of Modern Art, New York
1st Printing. Square Quarto size (4to) in grey cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, 174pp, illustrations in text, plates in colour and b/w (some folding) etc
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (tiny ink date on front blank paste-down end-paper, page-block edges slightly tanned) in a slightly dusty VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (barely noticeable chip to top edge of front panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Nineteenth Century Buildings in Leeds - An Exhibition Organised by Leeds School of Architecture and Leeds Civic Trust (Leeds City Art Gallery October - November 1966)

Leeds School of Architecture / Leeds Civic Trust
Stapled A4 sized booklet, 40pp
VERY GOOD (paper tape over the spine either for strengthening or as repair, slight tanning to front leaf and mild creasing to bottom corner tips of some leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Tiger Street (SIGNED COPY)

T V Boardman, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. Map end-papers, 239pp. Presentation copy inscribed on the half title leaf 'To ......... a present for an absent hostess. Thanks and best wishes ..... Lewes Crescent, Brighton, January 1952' and signed by Elleston Trevor
VERY GOOD (faint soil to rear cover, end-papers and page-block edges tanned)
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Mark Leary - Made in China (Signed Limited Edition)

Generation Yacht, London
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in red boards, gilt lettering to spine gilt and black printed label to front cover, 54pp, colour plates, etc. No 238 of 500 numbered copies signed by Mark Leary
AS NEW
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Faces of British Theatre - Photographs by Gemma Levine (SIGNED COPY)

Prion, London
Extra Large Square Quarto size (4to) in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 227pp, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Levine on the half title leaf (signed as Gemma)
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges very faintly tanned) in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Silhouettes - Visual Art Society Annual Exhibition (Pao Sui Loong Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre 23rd - 28th October 1979) Signed by Aser But

Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Square Quarto size (4to) in textured stiff card covers, 100pp, 12 artists each with a brief biography and a selection of their work printed in colour and b/w. This copy has been inscribed and signed in ink by Aser But on the blank page preceding his entry
Covers faintly dusty and very slightly rubbed else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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De Tinta Y Luz - Daniel Mordzinsk

Instituto Cervantes, Madrid
Small landscape Quarto size (4to) grey boards, white lettering to spine 168pp, colour photos etc. Text in Spanish, English and German
NEW copy (tiny slight bump to bottom edge of rear cover from poor handling)
1st editionHardcover
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Noise and the Modern Office - A Book on Health, Comfort and Efficiency

Ecophon, 1998
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in boards, 151pp, illustrated in colour throughout, bibliography, index etc. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends and cover corner tips from shelving)
1st editionHardcover
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Art for Children

The Studio, London
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, 150pp, tipped in colour plates with printed tissue guards, etc. Collated complete.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Ferrari - Leggenda e Passione (RM Auctions Italia / Sotheby's, Maranello May 20, 2007 / 20th May)

Rm Auctions Italia / Sotheby's, Maranello
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 248pp, lots numbered 101 to 200 (memorabilia and parts) lots 201 - 233 (cars). All lots fully described and illustrated in colour with dual text in English and Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Le Gout Francais - Dont collection de l'Ambassadeur et Mme Raymond Guest - Arts Decoratifs du XIIIe au XIXe Siecle (Christie's, Paris 22 - 23 Avril 2012 / 22nd - 23rd April)

Christie's, Paris
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 406pp, 602 lots all or most illustrated in colour. Text in French with brief notes in English
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1st editionSoftcover
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Pentagram - The Compendium

Phaidon, London
Large Quarto size (4to) in card covers. 301pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc. 'Thoughts, essays, and work of the Pentagram Partners in London'
AS NEW in a lsy spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket housed in a faintly rubbed almost as new slipcase
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Huang Yong Ping - House of Oracles - A Retrospective (Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis October 16 2005 - January 15 2006 and touring)

Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis
Two volumes bound together back to back (as issued) first volume 96pp with interleaved sections on smaller pages of glossy colour printed art paper (making approx. 220 pages in all), plus the second volume of 112pp on various types of paper, both with colour plates, etc. PLUS loosely inserted large folding colour printed poster 'Travel Guide to Huang Yong Ping'. Text in English throughout
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1st editionSoftcover
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Apt. 301 - Photographs and Interviews by Will Anderson (SIGNED COPY) (APT301)

Yewtree Press, New York
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in cream cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 113pp, mainly colour and b/w photo portraits of aspiring male models. This copy signed by Will Anderson on the title-page. PLUS prospectus card for this book loosely inserted
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Kathleen Browne - Drawings and Paintings (SIGNED COPY)

Published by the Artist and Author
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 40pp, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by both Kathleen Brown and Marion Kratochwil on the front fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
AS NEW (covers very faintly tanned)
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