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The Gnomes of Gnu

Bompiani, Milan
Quarto size (4to) in white cloth, red lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 40pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket ( faintly tanned, barely noticeable tiny closed edge-tear to top edge of rear panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Strange Death of Architectural Criticism - Martin Pawley Collected Writings

Black Dog Publishing, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in black boards, 448pp on thick art paper, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Railwaywomen - Exploitation Betrayal and Triumph in the Workplace (railway women)

Hastings Press, Hastings
Heavy, large 8vo. in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 375pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
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The Siblings (SIGNED COPY)

Abelard, London
1st Edition and 1st printing thus. Octavo size (8vo). 160pp. Inscribed 'Best wishes' and signed by author on fly leaf (no other inscription)
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (bottom cover corner tips a little bumped) in a faintly spine sunned and very slightly edge-creased VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Conversation with God - Icons From the Byzantine Museum of Athens 9th-15th Centuries (Hellenic Centre, London, 22 May - 20 June 1998)

Archaeological Receipts Fund, Direction of Publications, Athens
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 148pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Greek
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf rub to bottom edge of spine, hint of sunning to spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art - A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings

University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles and London
Thick, very heavy Octavo size (8vo) in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 1003pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (slightly creased at base of spine panel, looks new in its protector)
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The Book of Kells

The Studio, London
Large 4to. in tan buckram covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, 48pp text plus 24 colour plates each tipped on to stiff paper leaf with opposing text
Hint of sunning to boards else FINE, an otherwise extremely well preserved and very clean and tight copy
Hardcover
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David Bailey - Chasing Rainbows

Thames & Hudson, London
Large, heavy Folio in bright red cloth, black lettering to spine. 224pp, colour photos, etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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A Very Special Place - Tales From the Goring - the First Hundred Years

Goring Hotel, London
2nd Edition with new foreword. Large heavy 4to. in lilac boards, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 162pp on glossy art paper, illustrated in colour
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Massimo Gatti - Witness of Silence - Abstract Forms of Light - Early Works

Skira, Milano
Extra Large landscape 4to in colour printed thick boards, unpaginated, approx. 90pp on thick art paper, mainly colour photos by Gatti
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Ged Quinn - Utopia Dystopia (Tate St Ives, February 7 - May 9 2004)

Tate, St Ives
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 29pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. On Quinn's work as artist in residence at Tate, St Ives 2003 / 2004
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
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Narrative of A Ten Years Residence At Tripoli in Africa from the original correspondence in the possession of the family of the late Richard Tully ..... etc.

Darf Publishers, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 376pp, colour plates, folding maps etc. Complete facsimile of the 2nd (and best) edition of 1817
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges slightly dusty) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Gay Noise No 10 January 1st 1981

Gay Noise, London
Folded printed sheets making an A4 size 16pp journal. 10th and last issue of the bi-weekly 'newspaper' published by the radical gay left / Marxist community in Railton Road, Brixton (aka The Radical Fairies)
Slight creasing, mild soil to front page else FINE
1st editionSoftcover
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Gay Noise No 9 Thursday 4t December 1980

Gay Noise, London
Folded printed sheets A4 size making a 16pp journal. 9th issue of the bi-weekly 'newspaper' published by the radical gay left / Marxist community in Railton Road, Brixton (aka The Radical Fairies)
Slight creasing, small spots of tanning or soil to front cover else about FINE, an otherwise clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Richard Cartwright - Sanctuary (John Martin Gallery, London 10 February - 12 March 2005)

John Martin Gallery, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 48pp, brief text by the artist, mainly colour plates. Price list loosely inserted
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International Metalworkers' Federation - Teaching of Trades in Continental Countries - Origin and Development of Internationalism

International Metalworkers' Federation, Birmingham
Octavo size (8vo) in publishers green buckram. 614pp, plates etc. Inscribed 'Complimentary' and initialled by Hobson on fly-leaf
A well preserved VERY GOOD + copy (covers lightly rubbed, faint sunning to rear cover, tiny spot of wear to bottom edge of spine)
1st editionHardcover
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Frederic Remington - Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture in the Amon Carter Museum and the Sid W Richardson Foundation Collections

Amon Carter Museum / Harry N. Abrams, New York
Large landscape Folio in cream cloth backed boards, gilt lettering to spine and gilt embossed horse to front cover, 218pp, colour plates (some folding), etc
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy in a FINE Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Sarsum Corda - Clapham High School Magazine - No XXXI / 31 1931

Clapham High School, London
Tall Octavo size (8vo). in stiff card covers, 56pp, plus loosely inserted typed cast list / programme for a 6th form play - The brigand. and two school concert programmes
Covers slightly tanned and dusty, name on fly-leaf (R Audrey Philips / lower VI 1932) else FINE an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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More London Sculpture - Fiona Banner - Stephen Balkenhol - David Batchelor

More London Development, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 66pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies - Twentieth-Century Actress

Pickering & Chatto, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in thick colour printed boards, 255pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Helaine Blumenfeld (Robert Bowman Modern, London 10 May - 31 July 2012)

Robert Bowman Modern, London
Tall Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 44pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Furniture - From Rococo to Art Deco

Evergreen / Benedikt Taschen Verlag
Very thick and heavy 4to in boards, 814pp, illustrated in colour throughout
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Writings on Dance 1938 - 1968 (SIGNED COPY)

Dance Books, London
8vo in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 174pp, index. Inscribed to Bert Humberstone and signed by Kathrine Sorley Walker, Lilian Haddakin, Martin Cooper, Myfanwy Shrapnel and Janet Davis (the latter mentioned in acknowledgements as having played a major role in producing this book). PLUS loosely inserted printed prospectus and typed letter (signed by Humberstone) regarding this books launch party, plus two signed replies - one being from Mary Clarke of the Dancing Times
An extremely well preserved AS NEW un- or barely-read copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Ciara Healy - Butterflies (Artists Book)

(www) Ignition.ie
Tall 4to. in gilt embossed grey cloth, 60pp, colour plates, etc showing the Healy's work
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Portraits Speak - Chuck Close in Conversation with 27 of His Subjects

A.R.T. Press, New York
1st printing. Large, thick and heavy Quarto size (4to), 704pp plus plates
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (thin sliver of slight creasing to spine ends, cover corner tips very slightly bumped)
1st editionHardcover
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Protokolle Zum Projekt - Kunst + Architektur - im Bahnhof Ost Basel (6 hefte / 6 volumes complete)

Lars Muller, Baden
Six volumes complete, all large Quarto size (4to) printed card covered books in card slip-case. Plates in colour and b/w, plans etc to each volume
NEW copy in a slightly creased but otherwise AS NEW slip-case
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Merry Hearts - Silhouettes

No Publisher Stated
Quarto size (4to) stiff paper folder with silhouette title to front cover. 7 loose leaf silhouettes (all called for) on stiff card with wide borders and single sheet contents list
Folder is VERY GOOD with number sticker to spine fold and single reference library stamp to verso of front cover, no other signs of library use and the plates are FINE all very clean and sharp
1st editionSoftcover
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From Arkhipov to Zittel - Selected Ikon off-site projects 2000 - 2001

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Bill Woodrow - About this Axis - Drawings 1990-95 (Camden Arts Centre, London 4 August - 1 October 1995 and Touring)

Camden Arts Centre, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in blind embossed black cloth, unpaginated. 32 plates in colour and b/w on thick glossy art paper etc
An almost AS NEW copy (covers faintly dusty)
1st editionHardcover
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The Killer Instinct

Dorrance, Pittsburgh
1st printing. 92pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute speck of shelf rub to front flap fold corners, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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