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Wendy Taylor

Art Books International, London
Large heavy 4to. in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 138pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Therese Nortvedt

Labyrinth Press, Oslo
Large heavy 4to. in white boards, 120pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (faintly edge-creased)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Soren Kierkegaard - A Biography

Princeton University Press
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in blue cloth backed boards, gilt lettering to spine, 867pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket NEW
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The Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow - Part Three / 3 - the Barogue and Rococo Periods (Christie's, New York Auction Catalogue 20 June 2013)

Christie's, New York
Thick, very heavy 4to in rich red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 442pp, lots numbered 352 to 762 all or most illustrated in colour, indexes at rear
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Lee Strickland - Deltabound (alt spelling Delta Bound)

Lee Strickland, London
To accompany the exhibition 'Delta Bound' at the Rove Gallery, London 24 February - 16 March 201. Extra Large 4to. in photo illustrated boards, unpaginated, approx. 48pp full page b/w photos, documentation of a homoerotic 'father and son' road trip
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Zhang Dali - Headlines (Chinese Contemprary, London 2002)

Chinese Contemprary, London
4to in die cut colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 40pp on stiff card, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Spirit and Life - Masterpieces of Islamic Art from the Aga Khan Museum Collection (Pilotta, Parma 30 March -3 June & Ismaili Centre, London 14 July - 31 August 2007)

Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Geneva
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 211pp, colour plates (some folding), chronology etc. Text in English throughout
NEW COPY
1st editionSoftcover
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The Russian Empire - A Portrait in Photographs

Jonathan Cape, London
Large, very heavy 4to in red cloth backed boards, gilt embossed spine and front cover, 345pp, mainly captioned photos. This copy belonged to Jonathan Miller (theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and 14 time captain of the England Giant Marrow Champions Allotment League) and has his ink signature on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned, minute speck of rub to bottom corner tip of front cover) in a lightly edge-nicked VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Sara Shamma (Artists Book)

Published by the Artist
Large square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 64pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc.
Almost AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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R B Kitaj - An American in Europe - Dual English Norwegian Edition (Astrup Fearnley Muset for Moderne Kunst, Oslo 10 Januar 22 Mars 1998 and touring)

Astrup Fearnley Muset for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
Heavy 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 151pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and Norwegian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Geir Egil Bergjord - Offpiste

Gilka, Stavanger
Landscape 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 110pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Documents Bergjord's outdoor projects at Jaeren, Norway 19 March - 29 May 2016. Dual text in English and Norwegian
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Children Act (SIGNED COPY)

Nan A Talese, New York
8vo in black cloth backed red paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 221pp. This copy signed by the author on the 2nd blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions). Issued simultaneous to the UK Cape edition.
A NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Nick Goss - Green Lanes (Josh Lilley Gallery, London 1 May - 19 June 2015)

Josh Lilley Gallery, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed textured card covers, thin paper end-papers to a design by Goss, 32pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. One of 500 copies made
Almost AS NEW (mild crease to covers around spine - this seems to be a minor production flaw as it's common to all copies we've seen)
1st editionSoftcover
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Damian Moppett - the Visible Work (Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver March 18 - April 24 2005)

Contemporary Art Gallery / Society of British Columbia, Vancouver
Extra Large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 64pp on thick art paper, plates etc.
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (very faint flat crease to top corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Susanne du Toit - People (Pasmore Gallery, Harrow School 14 November - 10 December 2014)

Harrow School, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 72pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
Almost AS NEW (faint crease to fore-edge of rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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The First Actresses - Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons (National Portrait Gallery, London 20 October 2011 - 8 January 2012)

National Portrait Gallery, London
Large 4to. in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 159pp, colour plates, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Smut (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Small 8vo. in bright red cloth, with dust jacket and house in red cloth covered slip-case. One of 2,000 signed copies issued simultaneous to the trade edition
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket in NEW sclip-case
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Tube

London Underground / Live Communication, London
Lavishly produced promotional book about the challenges faced by London Undergound, made for private distribution to management staff, contractors and politicians before a programme of major renovations and upgrades in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics. Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 141pp on stiff paper and high gloss art paper, illustrated in colour throughout.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Aboriginal Austrailians - Spirit of Arnhem Land (SIGNED COPY)

New Holland Publishers, Sydney
Very large Square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 168pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Penny Tweedie on the blank verso fo the front cover
Almost AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copySoftcover
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Klara Liden (Serpentine Gallery, London 7 October - 7 September 2010 / Moderna Museet, Stockholm 14 May - 9 October 2011)

Serpentine Gallery, London, 2010
Large 4to. in stiff card covers with colour printed glossy 3/4 height wrapper (as issued), 103pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Swedish
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Kandinsky Prize - Exhibition of the Nominees At Louise Blouin Foundation, London October 17 - December 10 2009 - Catalogue

Artchronika Foundation, Moscow & London
Extra Large 4to. in glossy flexible card covers, 104pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Michael Murphenko - Open (Arts Club, London November 12 - 24 2007) **** SIGNED COPY ****

Danusha Fine Arts / Arts Club, London
Large square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 48pp, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Michael Murphenko on the front blank fly-leaf
AS NEW
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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The Assassination of Winston Churchill (SIGNED COPY)

Colin Smythe, Gerrards Cross
Tall Heavy 8vo. in textured black boards, gilt lettering to spine, 461pp, plates, facsimiles etc., plus loosely inserted 8 page stapled index (pp numbered to 469). Thomson's very thorough riposte to Rolf Hochhuth's play 'The Soldiers'. Inscribed and signed by author on the printed dedication leaf
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy 9pbe slightly tanned) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Farhad Ahrarnia - Canary in A Coal Mine (SIGNED COPY)

Beyond Art, London
4to in colour printed thick boards, 119pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, bibliography, etc. Inscribed and signed by Farhad Ahrarnia (as Farhad) on the half title leaf
Almost AS NEW (few specks of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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The Authorized Press in Vichy and German Occupied France 1940 1944 - A Bibliography

Greenwood, Westport & London
Large 8vo in blue cloth, black boxed silver lettering to spine and front cover, 234pp, index
A well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Naked Eye (SIGNED COPY)

Booth-clibborn, London
Heavy 8vo. in thick black boards, 251pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century - British Academy Centenary Monographs

British Academy / Oxford University Press, Oxford
Heavy, large 8vo. in navy blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 511pp, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Heads You Die (SIGNED COPY)

Doubleday, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in dark blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 309pp plus additional text at rear. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Immediations - the Research Journal of the Courtauld Institute of Art - Vol. 1 No. 1 Spring 2004

Courtauld Institute of Art, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 108pp plus ads at rear
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Paul Winstanley - Art School - New Prints and Panel Paintings (Alan Cristea, London 17 March - 7 May 2016)

Alan Cristea Gallery, London
4to in colour printed thick boards, unpaginated, approx. 52pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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