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The Cult of Beauty - the Aesthetic Movement 1860 - 1900 (Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2 April - 17 July 2011 and Touring)

V & A Publishing, London
Large, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 296pp on glossy art paper colour plates, index etc
NEW copy (faint push to bottom corner tip of rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Still Waters A Portrait of Broadland Today (SIGNED COPY)

Maas Books, Barnet
Large Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 189pp. This copy inscribed and signed (as David) in gold ink over one of his photos on the 2nd leaf, and also signed in full by Miles Hedley in blue ink
Near FINE a well preserved clean and tight copy (two inch sliver of surface loss to top edge of front cover, few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
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John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 19 (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool October 20 1995 - January 28 1996)

National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed glossy card covers. colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
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Typographic 64 - The National Issue

International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD), Taunton
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card, folded self wrappers, 48pp, colour plates, etc
AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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[ The Arte of English Poesie [June?] 1589

Published by the Editor, Southgate London N & 87 St Augustine Road, Camden Square, N W
8vo in decoratively blind embossed green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, red printed page-block edges, 320pp.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (name on front blank paste-down end-papers, spine ends slightly shelf rubbed, a few lines in the introduction only have been neatly underlined in a faint red pencil - cleanly erased when tested)
1st editionHardcover
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Lev Poliakov - Russia - A Portrait

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York
Extra Large, square Quarto size (4to) in silver embossed grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. text plus 72 finely printed, single-sided photos
An almost AS NEW copy (very faint tanning or soil to bottom edge of page block) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Oliver Barratt - Making the Point - Sculpture 2008 - 2011

Published by the Artist
Very large Square 4to in colour printed boards, unpaginated, approx. 36pp on stiff glossy art paper, mainly colour plates
Almost AS NEW (tiny bump to top edge of covers)
1st editionHardcover
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G Mario Oliveri e gli Studi Nizzoli - Architecture and Design Since 1948

Editorial Domus, Rozzano (Milano)
Square quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 214pp, plates and plans in colour and b/w, etc. Text in English and Italian
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Chang Kai-Yuan's Paintings

Published by the Artist, Tapei
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 2pp text, 62pp colour plates of paintings and calligraphy
Inscription on rear fly-leaf. Top edge of page block slightly foxed else FINE, an otherwise extremely well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Letters of King Henry VIII - A Selection, with a few other documents

Funk & Wagnalls, New York
Thick 8vo in black cloth backed brown cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 454pp, portrait frontispiece, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very faintly dusty) in a slightly spine tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Letters of Queen Elizabeth I

Funk & Wagnalls, New York
8vo in black cloth backed yellow cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 323pp, portrait frontispiece, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in an slightly spine tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (barely noticeable soil to bottom edge of front panel, looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Nan Goldin - Die Andere Seite 1972 - 1992

Scalo, Berlin, Zurich, New York
Large Quarto size (4to). in red faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 143pp, brief text in German, mainly colour photos
AS NEW (slight bump to bottom edge of spine from poor handling) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Helmut Newton - Portraits

Pantheon Books, New York
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in grey cloth, blind embossed lettering to spine, black lettering to front cover, 247pp, mainly finely printed captioned photos. Published a little later in the UK as 'Portraits: Photgraphs from Europe and America'
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (slight crease to head of spine panel, minute speck of rub to flap fold corner tips, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Horatio Walker 1858 - 1938 English Edition (Musee Du Quebec September 25 - November 23 1986 and touring)

Musee Du Quebec
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover. 311pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (3 barely noticeable short closed tears, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Horst (International Center of Photography, New York October 2 - November 4 1984)

International Center of Photography, New York
Large Folio size in stiff card covers, 24pp on stiff art paper, 16 finely printed full page b/w photos
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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Stand Fast, the Holy Ghost (SIGNED COPY)

Tom Stacey, London
Octavo size (8vo) in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 167pp, plates. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf and also initialled by him on the title-page below his scored out printed name
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (faintly edge-rubbed, looks almost as new in its protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Karl Grimes - Dignified Kings Play Chess on Fine Green Silk (National Museum of Ireland, Dublin 26 September - 4 November 2007)

National Museum of Ireland, Dublin
Quarto size (4to) in blind embossed black cloth, 45pp, colour plates, etc. No 308 of 500 hand numbered copies
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Synagogues

Vilo International, Paris
Thick, very heavy quarto size (4to) in blue faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 285pp, illustrated in colour throughout, glossary, bibliog, index, maps at rear
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of shelf rub to cover bottom edges) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (small tears to top flap fold corners, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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John Huggins - Sculptor (SIGNED COPY)

Halsgrove, Tiverton
Quarto size (4to) in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 120pp, colour plates, etc. This copy inscribed and signed by the artist John Huggins, and also signed by the author, Peter Davies, on the title-page
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Michel Huisman - Garden Night and Farewell

Rosbeek Books
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in black cloth backed photo illustrated boards, gilt lettering to spine, 157pp, plates in colour and b/w (some folding). Text in Dutch, German and English
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf rub to cover bottom edges)
1st editionHardcover
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A Jewel for Metroland

London Borough of Harrow, London
Large quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, v + 60pp, folding plan, maps, plans, photos etc. Errata leaf loosely inserted. On the design, planning and construction of North Harrow's Saint Alban Church - constructed 1936 - architect AW Kenyon
A well preserved FINE copy (small ink inscription on top edge of front cover 'St Albans N. Harrow / Arthur Kenyon 1936')
1st editionSoftcover
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Kelly Klein - Under World

Conde Nast, London
Large heavy Folio size in photo illustrated boards, unpaginated, approx. 220pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (small nick to spine from bumping) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Craigie - The Art of Craigie Aitchison

Canongate, Edinburgh
Very Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 176pp, colour plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of sunning to front cover spine margin, tiny flat crease to bottom corner tip of rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Jean Dubuffet - Monumental Sculpture from the Hourloupe Cycle (Pace Wildenstein, New York October 10 - November 8 2008)

Pacewildenstein, New York
Large Quarto size (4to). in steel spiral bound thick card covers, 41pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Le Gout Francais - Dont collection de l'Ambassadeur et Mme Raymond Guest - Arts Decoratifs du XIIIe au XIXe Siecle (Christie's, Paris 22 - 23 Avril 2012 / 22nd - 23rd April)

Christie's, Paris
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 406pp, 602 lots all or most illustrated in colour. Text in French with brief notes in English
An AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Spirit of Trees - Charcoal Drawings 1980 - 2005 by John Hubbard (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 4 March - 7 May 2006 and touring)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in illustrated stiff card covers, 32pp, plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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An Album of Liu Zhongdong's Paintings

China Pictorial Co, Beijing
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, gilt embossed lettering to front cover, 64pp, mainly nicely printed colour plates (mostly Liu Zhongdong's landscapes and some of his later flower paintings), brief texts and captions in English and Mandarin
AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Tony McGee - Boxing Ballerinas

Floridita Productions, London
Large Folio size in photo illustrated boards, unpaginated, approx. 100pp mainly full page photos
Almost AS NEW, a very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine, faint signs of pencil price erasure to top corner of front blank fly-leaf) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Collect - The New Art Fair for Contemporary Objects - Presented by the Crafts Council (Victoria & Albert Museum, London 20 - 24 February 2004)

Crafts Council, London
Heavy Quarto size (4to). glossy card covered book held within a silver embossed thick card folder, 159pp, index of artists at rear plus ads at far rear, finely illustrated in colour throughout
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Simon Patterson

Locus+, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in blue cloth, 191pp, mainly colour plates, large folding 'tube map' at rear. First comprehensive study of Patterson's work
An AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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