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The Uncanny Room (PM Gallery & House, London, 19 July - 25 August / Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle 12 October - 8 December 2002)

Luminous Books, London
Large 8vo in stiff card covers, 80pp on stiff art paper, tissue end-papers, colour plates, etc.
NEW unread copy
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Dame Edna Everidge - My Gorgeous Life - An Adventure (SIGNED COPY)

Macmillan, London
1st printing. 8vo in purple faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 292pp, illustrations in text. This copy signed (at a London bookshop signing) by Barry Humphries as 'Dame Edna' on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Ritual Art of India

Thames & Hudson, London
Large 4to. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 175pp on thick art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (hint of tanning to inner flaps). An excellent copy
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Bridget McCrum - Birds Through Space and Time - Stone Carvings - Bronze Sculptures - Drawings (Messum's, London 25 May - 11 June 2011)

Messum's, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 76pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Price list loosely inserted
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Nathan Coley to the Bramley Family of Frestonia

Anomie Publishing, Glasgow
8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 194pp, photos in colour and b/w. PLUS loosely inserted card from Nathan Coley on his headed stationary inscribed by him 'Very Best Wishes' on a sketch of a billboard, all done in black ink.
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The Ground Beneath Her Feet (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 575pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Shenda Amery

Walker Print, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 76pp on glossy art paper, plates in colour and b/w, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Beatles Football and Me (SIGNED COPY)

Headline Review, London
Large 8vo in red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 344pp, plates, bibliography, index. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Tess Jaray- Painting Mysteries and Confessions

Lenz Books
Small 4to in light grey cloth covered boards, 127pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
An almost AS NEW unread copy (faint barely noticeable soil to bottom edge of rear cover) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Modern Dance - Techniques and Teaching (SIGNED COPY and Dame Ninette De Valois Association Copy)

A S Barnes, New York
4to in yellow printed blue boards, 191pp. This copy has a fulsome inscription to Ninette de Valois which is signed by both Gertrude Shurr and Rachael Dunaven Yocom. In 1963 Dame Ninette gave the book to a London dance school, it is inscribe in ink by her own hand ' Presented by Dame Ninette De Valois / Jan. 1963'
VERY GOOD- (library marking to verso of title-page and bottom edge of front fly-leaf only, mild tape marks to lower spine, otherwise a very good clean and tight copy)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Ivan Eyre

Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Don Mills
Heavy Folio in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 191pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, exhibition lists etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute speck of rub to flap fold corner tips, hint of sunning to spine)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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L' Amour Fou - Photography and Surrealism (Hayward Gallery, London July - September 1986)

Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Large heavy 4to. in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 243pp on thick art paper, plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, single mild reading crease to spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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Creer Au Feminin - Femmes Artistes Du Siecle De Madame Vigee Le Brun (Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo 1 Mars - 8 Mai 2011)

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo
Large 4to. in colour printed glossy boards, 259pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in French and Japanese. Other artists shown include Marie-Anne Collot, Adelaide Labill-Guiar, Marie Leszczynsk, Marguerite Gerard, Katherine Read and Marianne Loir.
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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From the Orient and the Desert (SIGNED by Andrew Vicari and Ghazi Algosaibi)

Oriel Press, Stocksfield / Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
8vo in faux parchment covered boards, integral yellow silk page-marker, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 23pp on stiff art paper, with 10 pencil drawings by Vicari. No 209 of 1000 numbered copies. Although no called for, this copy has been signed by both Vicari and Algosaibi at the rear. There is also a signed inscription from Algosaibi on the front blank fly-leaf dated March 22 - '77
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (hint of dustiness to top edge of page block). An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Ian MacDonald Smith - Black and White? (SIGNED COPY)

Just Clicked Publications, Bermuda
Square 4to in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, 160pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly finely printed colour photos. This copy signed by the photographer on the title-page
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Thomas Chippendale - A Study of His Life Work and Influence

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. Large thick, heavy 4to. in blind and gilt embossed dark blue cloth, 281pp (147pp text, illustrations in text, index etc all on thick stiff paper, 61 single sided plates with opposing notes on glossy art paper). This copy is from the collection of Sir John Soanes' Museum with their small bookplate and small de-accession label to the front fly-leaves (no other markings or inscriptions) .
An extremely well preserved FINE+ very clean and tight unread or barely read copy. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
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David Hockney - The Arrival of Spring (Annely Juda Fine Art, London 8 May - 12 July 2014)

Annely Juda Fine Art, London
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 100pp, colour plates, etc
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1st editionSoftcover
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Neue Bilderwelten - Zu Ikonographie Und Hermeneutik Italischer Sigillata - Kolloquium Vom 16 - 18 April 2015 in Tubingen (Tubinger Archaologische Forschungen 23)

Marie Leidorf, Rahden
Large heavy 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 286pp, illustrations in text, tables diagrams etc, colour plates, at rear. Text variously in English, German and Italian
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Living Paint - J D Fergusson 1874 - 1961

Mainstream, Edinburgh and London
Tall 4to. in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 176pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Sophie Von Hellermann - Cranford Collection 06

Cranford Collection / Les Presses Du Reel, Guernsey
Landscape 4to in black printed cream cloth covered boards (to a design by Hellermann), unpaginated, approx. 80pp on thick art paper, 37 finely printed full page colour plates of the artists watercolours made during the Cranford Arts 06 exhibition. Edition of 500 copies
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Fugues on A Funny Bone (SIGNED by Richard Niman)

Muswell Press, London
Large 8vo in stiff card covers, with pasted-on glossy colour print (by Niman) to front cover (as issued). 186pp with 11 colour photos by Niman of his doll works, one for each of Woolf's stories. Inscribed and signed by Richard Niman on the title-page
Almost AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Collections Preservees/ (P)reservees Dans le Coulisses de Lieux de Memoire - Photographies de Chantal Vey (Archives Municipales de Toulouse 11 Septembre - 30 Decembre 2006 (SIGNED COPY)

Archives Municipales de Toulouse
Square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, approx 1355 on thick glossy art paper, brief text in French, mainly colour photos. This copy signed by the Chantal Vey on the front blank fly-leaf (inscribed 'Friendly' and dated Toulouse, IX 2006)
AS NEW
Signed copy1st edition
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Virgilio Ferreira - Daily Pilgrims / Peregrinos Do Quotidiano (Centro Portugues De Fotografia, Porto May 2008) SIGNED COPY

Virgilio Ferreira
Small 4to. in black cloth covered boards, embossed colour photo to front cover (as issued), 68pp on thick art paper, colour photos, etc. Dual text in English and Portuguese. This copy signed by Virgilio Ferreira on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy
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Ulla Von Brandenburg - Whose beginning is not, nor end cannot be (Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 27 May - 12 October 2008)

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin / Charta, Milan
Large square 4to in colour printed thick boards, 87pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
A well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (very slight bum to bottom edge of front cover)
1st editionHardcover
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James Dodds

Messum's Studio Publications, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 68pp, colour plates, etc
Almost AS NEW (slight surface scuff to head of spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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Kibong Rhee - the Wet Psyche (Kukje Gallery, Seoul August 29 - October 5 2008)

Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 68pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates (some folding), etc. Dual text in English and Korean
A well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Joao Duarte - Escultura - 2 Minutos Antes De Imobilizar A Espera (Movimento Arte Contemporanea, Lisboa 27 Abril - 27 Maio 2006) SIGNED COPY

Movimento Arte Contemporanea, Lisboa
Tall, large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 16pp on thick glossy art paper, plates etc. Text in Portugese. Signed by Joao Duarte on the title-page
Almost AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to bottom cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Phil Root - All this Took Place in Much Less Time Than it Takes to Tell (Hidde Van Seggelen Gallery, London 14 September - 18 October 2012)

Hidde Van Seggelen Gallery, London
Small 8vo. in colour printed stiff card covers, 116pp illustrations in text, colour plates, at rear. Artists book to accompany the exhibition of the same name
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Art of Nature - Three Centuries of Natural History Art From Around the World (SIGNED COPY)

Natural History Museum, London
Heavy 4to. in thick boards, 256pp, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Gasoline #4 - Including A Conversation with Martin Parr

Gasoline, London and New York
Tall 4to photographic journal in staple bound photo illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 74pp, mainly colour photos with 6pp interview text. Edition of 150 copies only
Almost AS NEW (slight shelf rub to spine side bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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