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The Modern Tramway - Volumes 1 & 2 - January 1938 to December 1939 - with Original Loose Inserts and Maps Bound in

Adam Gordon, Chetwode
1st Edition Thus. Large Quarto size (4to). in gilt embossed green cloth. Facsimile of the original journal editions. 84pp and 120pp plus index at rear, facsimiles of original loose inserts and maps bound. Numerous plates and illustrations in text. Limited Edition of 300copies
FINE, still close to new (mome minor white soiling to rear cover, slight loss to gilt spine lettering at bottom edge due to rubbing)
1st editionHardcover
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David Robilliard - (Hirschl & Adler Modern, September 13 - October 6 1990)

Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card, folded self wrappers, 24pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
Covers tanned and slightly soiled else VERY GOOD, contents very clean and tight
1st editionSoftcover
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Shock Xpress 2

Titan Books, London
1st printing. Large Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 124pp plus index. Plates in colour and b/w etc.
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Life's a Knock-Out (Alt. spelling Knockout)

Hutchinson, London
Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 208pp, plates, index. Autobigraphy of the boxer and boxing promoter
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy (some light foxing or tanning to leaves) in a lightly soiled but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (half inch defection at head of spine panel, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector). A nice copy of this scarce book.
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Swiss Light on Tate Modern and Creative Switzerland 2000 - Dialogue Between Cultures

Januzzi Smith, London
Quarto size (4to) in laminated boards. Issued to coincide with opening of Tate Modern. With CD recording of Swiss Ambassador's Award Concert at Wigmore Hall (Antoine Rebstein - d'Alessandro, Schubert and Schumann) laid in signed card (of the Tate Modern in its opening lighting display) from the Cultural Counsellor of Swiss Embassy
AS NEW
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Life Magazine International March 12, 1960 - John Glenn in Orbit issue

Time Life International
Large size magazine, 72pp complete
Pages slightly tanned, light rub to spine fold with a little minor splitting along top margin and small chip to bottom edge of spine else VERY GOOD+, a well preserved, sound, clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Mande Potters and Leather-Workers - Art and Heritage in West Africa (alt. spelling: Leatherworkers)

Smithsonian Books, Washington
Large Quarto size (4to). in brown cloth, 192pp, illustrations in text, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Forma Anthropologica - Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania (Talinn Art Hall Gallery 'Luum' 10. 1. - 2. 2. 1992 - 10 January - 2 February 1992)

Estonian Arts Union, Tallinn
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 50pp on glossy art paper, plates in colour and b/w, etc. 18 artists shown from the three countries. Text in English
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Parry & Clark - The Law of Succession (10th Edition)

Sweet & Maxwell, London
10th Edition, 2nd Impression . Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 532pp, index etc
an almost AS NEW copy (tiny crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
Softcover
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AALBORG - Towards the Sustainable City (European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns 24 - 27 May 1994)

Aalborg Urban Renewal Centre, Aalborg (and others)
Square Quarto size (4to) in blind embossed black boards, 86pp, colour charts etc in text. Published on the occasion of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns 24 - 27 May 1994 in Aalborg
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Sinai And Palestine in Connection With Their History (1866 New Edition - Revised and Enlarged)

John Murray, London
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo) in the publishers original blind embossed rust brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 560pp, maps (some colour and some folding), plans and woodcuts, index etc, 32pp publishers ads at rear. Collated complete. Although the author's advertisement to this new edition is dated 1864, subsequent to his revisiting the area, this is the first publication of the new edition
A well preserved FINE barely read, clean and tight copy (slight fading to covers, minute nick to tip edge of spine, page-block edges tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Leisure in Art and Literature (SIGNED COPY)

Macmillan, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 159pp, plates, index. This copy inscribed to a friend and signed by Barrett (as Cyril) on front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Giorgione

Aldo Martello, Milan
Extra large and heavy Quarto size (4to). in black and gilt embossed red cloth, 82pp text in Italian, plates at rear, 22 tipped-in full page colour plates, 109pp other plates at rear
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (faintly tanned, very slightly nicked at spine panel ends and flap fold corner tips). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Arquitectura - Public Work in Catalonia - Obra Publica a Cataluny - 1980-1987

Generalitat de Catalunya / Col-Legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed silver stiff card covers, 116pp, numerous plans and illustrations in text, etc. Text in English and Spanish
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Hannah Collins - The Hunter's Space (Chisenhale Gallery, London, 1995 and touring)

Chisenhale Gallery, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff card, folded self wrappers. Unpaginated, approx. 20pp, plates etc. some folding. Uncommon
An extremely well preserved AS NEW very clean and tight unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Goldsmiths' Fine Art 1998

Goldsmiths' College, London / Christmas Daisy, Bromley
Octavo size (8vo) in heavy grey boards, gilt lettering to rear cover, 112pp, colour plates, etc. No. 834 of 1000 numbered copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Dream 02 - Contemporary Chinese Art

Red Mansion Foundation, London
Large square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, variously paginated in two sections, approx 180pp in all colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (very slight shelfrub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Bruce Nauman (Hayward Gallery, London, July 16 - September 6 1998)

Hayward Gallery, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 173pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Text in English
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (page-block edges faintly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600 - 1840 (Third and Best Edition)

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Yale University Press, New Haven and London
3rd and best Edition. Thick, heavy octavo size (8vo). in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 1264pp, index etc. This copy is from the collection of Christopher White (curator, art historian and specialist on Rembrandt) and his small personal bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
HardcoverDustjacket
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Richard Lindner

Thames & Hudson, London
Heavy large and thick square Quarto size (4to) in gilt embossed black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 255pp, illustrations in text, tipped in colour plates, bibliography, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (faintly tanned and faintly edge-creased, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Matrix of Man - An Illustrated History of Urban Environment

Pall Mall Press, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy Square quarto size (4to) in grey cloth, silver and black lettering to spine. 317pp, illustrations, maps, plans etc in text, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a slightly tanned and dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy of the first printing
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Mitosc Demokracja / Love and Democracy

Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk
Square Quarto size (4to) in thick colour printed boards, 216pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English and Polish
AS NEW
1st editionHardcover
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Le Thiet Cuong - The Quiet Path

Plum Bolssoms, Hong Kong & Singapore
Extra large landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 70pp on thick art paper, mainly colour plates, some folding. Text in English
An almost AS NEW copy (few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Le Thiet Cuong - The Changing Eye

Plum Bolssoms, Hong Kong & Singapore
Extra large landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 86pp, mainly colour plates of the Vietnamese artists oils
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Counterfeiting' Shakespeare - Evidence, Authorship and John Ford's Funerall Elegye

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 568pp, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Joao Cutileiro (SIGNED COPY)

Coleccao Arte e Artistas / Imprensa Nacional - Casa de Moeda
Large Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff card covers, 47pp text plus 27pp plates in colour and b/w. Text in Portuguese, English, and French. Inscribed and signed in ink by Joao Cutileiro (as Joao) on title-page
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (very slight bump to bottom edge of spine, covers faintly tanned)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Paddy Bedford - Walking the Line

Paddy Bedford / Jirrawun Arts, Kunanurra
Small landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 87pp, colour plates, etc
A well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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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
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Residence on Earth

Condor Book / Souvenir Press, London
1st British Edition. Octavo size (8vo) in patterned grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 359pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (top edge of page block faintly tanned) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faintly tanned). An excellent copy
HardcoverDustjacket
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The Cotswolds (Signed by John Tookey)

Andre Deutsch, London
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed laminated boards, 60pp, illustrated in colour throughout. Inscribed and signed by John Tookey on the front blank fly-leaf
An almost AS NEW barely read copy in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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