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Nina Murdoch - Enlightenment (Marlborough Fine Art, London 2 - 27 April 2014)

Marlborough Fine Art, London
Extra Large landscape 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 28pp on thick glossy leaves, colour plates, etc
Almost AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Grand Tour - Gayle Chong Kwan

Artsway, Hampshire
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on stiff glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Published for a series of 1 Italian and 3 UK exhibitions of Gayle Chong Kwan's work during 2008 - 2009
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Eduardo Malta

Frost & Reed (Gallery), London
Octavo size (8vo) in plain card wraps with stiff colour printed card wrapper, 10 tipped in colour plates with tissue guards, 52 full page b/w plates. On the Portuguese artist's portrait paintings
End-papers and page-block edges a little tanned else near FINE in a dusty and slightly chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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The Trojan War - Sculptures by Anthony Caro

Lund Humphries / Yorkshire Sculpture Park, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card covers. 88pp, incl. 38 full page colour plates
A FINE copy but for two diagonal creases to the front cover (the creases are not sharp and the cover lays flat)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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The Stubborn Life of Things / Vom Eigensinn der Dinge (KAI 10, Dusseldorf march 13 - July 6 2013)

Kai 10 Raum Fur Kunst, Arthena Foundation, Dusseldorf
4to in thick boards, 87pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German
NEW unread copy
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Modigliani: A Biography of Amedeo Modigliani

W H Allen, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 600pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (mild tape offset marks to end-papers - from tape used to hold an old wrapper protector) ina very faintly edge-creased but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Mario Testino - Front Row / Backstage

Pavilion Books, London
1st printing. Large Folio in black cloth backed boards, red lettering to spine and front cover, unpaginated, approx. 140pp on thick glossy art paper, plates in colour and b/w, etc. With reversible dust jacket
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Masterpieces From Dresden (Royal Academy of Arts, London 15 March - 8 June 2003) - Mantegna and Durer to Rubens and Canaletto

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Extra Large 4to. in black faux cloth, 174pp on thick art paper, colour plates, bibliography, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Theatre Complet

Firmin Didot, Paris
Very nicely bound in late 19th century 3/4 black calf, raised bands and gilt titles and edging to spine, dark olive buckram boards with gilt crown logo to front cover, marbled page-block edges. 663pp, engraved frontispiece. Text in French
A FINE copy (tiny spot of shelf wear to bottom cover corner tips, rear few leaves very slightly foxed)
Hardcover
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Glimpses Into the Hidden Quarters - Paintings of Women From the Middle Kingdom

National Palace Museum, Taipei
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 100pp, brief Text in English and Mandarin, numerous colour plates etc. PLUS 6 leaves of gallery press releases and advance notices loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges, thin sliver of faint'ish creasing to top edge of rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Double Garden

George Allen and Sons, London
2nd Edition . Octavo size (8vo) bound in contemporary 3/4 blue leather by Bumpus of London. All edges gilt, gilt ruled panelled spine with raised bands. Marbled boards and end-papers, silk bookmark, 293pp
Very slight fading to spine, mild foxing to preliminary and rear leaves, some mild edge-rub else FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight nicely bound copy
Hardcover
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A Celebration of 20 Years of the Groucho Club

Groucho Club, London
Octavo size (8vo) in blind embossed black linen covered boards, white lettering to spine. 207pp, numerous colour plates, mainly paintings and drawings by this London club's members (including Tracey Emin, Peter Blake, Angus Fairhurst, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk et al). One of a numbered limited edition
An AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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At Home with Art - A Tribute to Lionel Phillips (Atkinson Gallery, Somerset 19 March - 17 April 2004)

Atkinson Gallery, Somerset
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 48pp, colour plates, index etc
Faint crease to front cover else an AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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McKeever - Ian McKeever - Paintings 1978 - 1990 (Whitechapel Art Gallery, London 12 October - 2 December 1990)

Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 110pp, illustrations in text, colour plates, folding plates etc
A well preserved FINE copy still close to new (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, tiny flat crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Laws of Four- Handed Bezique Adopted by the Portland Club with A Guide to the Game (SIGNED COPY)

Thos de La Rue, London
Small Octavo size (8vo). in blind ruled green cloth gilt lettering to front cover, patterned end-papers, all page-block edges gilt, 27pp with two blank leaves of thinner paper interleaved. This copy inscribed in ink 'With Persicus' compliments & best wishes' on verso of the front fly-leaf, there are also 2 ink corrections to the text, possibly also by the author. This book contains the rules of Bezique only, the list of contents calls for two more general chapters, a description and a guide to the game, which are lacking, it is probable the book was sold in two formats - the extra chapters included in copies for more general readers &c
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (very small chip to cloth on rear cover adjacent to the spine, mild crease to top fore-corner of front cover slightly mirrored by the page block and rear cover, circular private bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Memoria y Percepcion

Area de Cultura, Ayuntamiento de Sevilla
Square Quarto size (4to) in blind embossed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 24pp, colour plates, etc. Text in Spanish
Covers slightly tanned else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Claudio Bravo - Paintings and Drawings

Marlborough Fine Art, Madrid, London & Monacco
Extra Large Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers 44pp, colour plates, (some folding) etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Willy Tirr 1915 - 1991 - Figure in a Landscape (SIGNED BY AUTHOR)

Authorhouse, Milton Keynes
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 113pp, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed (as David) by the author David Manson on the title-page
NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Medieval Panorama

Thames & Hudson, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 336pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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A House of Pomegranates

Methuen, London
Octavo size (8vo) in green cloth, gilt lettering and rule to spine and front cover, 179pp. This is the 4th edition which was printed on high quality laid paper, top edge gilt, other edges deckle cut
A well preserved, very clean and tight near FINE copy (name on fly-leaf, few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, page-block edges slightly tanned)
Hardcover
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Diaspora - Korean Nomadism (Contemporary Korean Arts Series - 2)

Hollym International Corporation, Seoul
Large 8vo in blue cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 160pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Two Hundred Years of British Farm Livestock

British Museum (Natural History), London
Heavy Square 4to in dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 272pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Perpetual Motif - the Art of Man Ray

National Museum of American Art, Washington / Abbeville Press, New York
1st printing. Large, very heavy 4to in burgundy cloth, gilt lettering to spine, blind embossed lettering to front cover, 348pp on thick glossy art paper, plates in colour and b/w, photos in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (top corner tip of front blank fly-leaf clipped, page-block edges slightly tanned) in a lightly edge-nicked VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket with repaired short closed tear to bottom edge of front panel (looks fine in its protector)
1st editionDustjacket
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Jason Brooks - the Subject is Not the Subject (Marlborough, London 9 February - 10 March 2018)

Marlborough Fine Art, London
Large 4to. in colour printed cloth covered boards, 87pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Novels of Thomas Deloney

Indiana University Press, Bloomington
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo) in gilt embossed brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 462pp, frontispiece, index etc
An almost AS NEW copy in a tanned and slightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Reflections - The Taper At Twenty (SIGNED COPY)

Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles
Tall Quarto size (4to). in blind embossed pale blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. 192pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Warmly inscribed and signed by Gordon Davidson (founder of the theatre group) to a long standing member of the company on title-page (signed as 'Gordon')
An almost AS NEW barely read copy in a lightly edge-rubbed e near FINE metallic silver complete Dust Jacket (slight chipping to head of spine panel, tiny spots of rub to bottom edge, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Persian Kilims

Yassavoli, Tehran
4to in colour printed boards, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc.
NEW unread copy (tiny bump to bottom edge of spine from poor handling)
Hardcover
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A Century of Design - Insights - Outlook on A Museum of Tomorrow (English edition)

Arnoldsche, Munich
Folio size in colour printed boards, 245pp, plates in colour and b/w etc. Text in English
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (to cover corner tips a little bumped) in a slightly nicked but otherwise VERY GOOD red printed transparent plastic Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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David Choong Lee - God Made Dirt And Dirt Don't Hurt Vol / Volume 1

Gingko Press, Corte Madera
Large Quarto size (4to). in plain white glossy card covers with black and metallic red and printed thick card Dust Jacket, 57pp (two fold-out leaves) colour printed on glossy art paper, with thick card last leaf with line drawings by Lee
Very slight crease to bottom edge of spine, tiny closed tear to bottom edge of front cover (invisible through wrapper) else FINE in a faintly dusty and very slightly corner rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Ampera - We're Electric - A Collection of Essays on Electricity

Idler Books, London / Vauxhall Motors, Luton
Tall Octavo size (8vo). in decoratively red and black printed white cloth, 143pp, illustrations in text, etc
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1st editionHardcover
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