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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, bibliography, 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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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)
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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
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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, bibliography, 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)
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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
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1st editionHardcover
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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
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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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Modern Starts - People, Places and Things (Museum of Modern Art, New York October 7 1999 - March 14 2000) ModernStarts

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Thick, and very heavy large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 360pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
Softcover
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Lives of Eminent and Illustrious Englishmen - Volume VIII / Vol 8 complete

A Fullarton, Glasgow & Edinburgh
Octavo size (8vo) in dark green silk covered boards, gilt lettering to spine 471pp, index to all volumes at rear, 5 engraved portrait plates at front with tissue guards,(Rt Hon George Canning, Rev. James Hervey, Admiral Lord Hanke, Bishop Jeremy Taylor, Sir Humphrey Davy). This copy also has spare title-pages for volumes 1 to 7 bound in at rear, all are dated 1837. Originally issued in parts at the rate of one or two complete volumes per year from 1833 to 1837
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ copy (thin sliver of slight creasing and rub to spine ends, tiny spot of wear to bottom cover corner tips, covers and page-block edges slightly dusty, some very mild foxing to end leaves)
1st editionHardcover
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Age of Chivalry - Art in Plantagenet England 1200-1400

Royal Academy of Arts / Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London
Very thick and heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card covers. 575pp, numerous illustrations in colour and b/w, bibliography, index etc
An ALMOST AS NEW copy (tiny speck of rub to cover corner tips and thin sliver of shelf rub to cover bottom edges)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Woman As Design - Before, Behind, Between, Above, Below

Conran Octopus, London
Thick, heavy Square Quarto size (4to) in thick boards, 338pp, illustrated in colour and b/w, index etc
Almost AS NEW (thin sliver of slight creasing to bottom edge of spine) in a slightly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket with the publishers original printed paper display band over the rear panel
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Georgian Details of Domestic Architecture

Ernest Benn, London
Large heavy quarto size (4to). in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, brief text plus 150 single sided captioned photos
VERY GOOD, a clean and sound copy (spine moderately sunned, very small stain to top edge of page block, sliver of shelf wear to bottom edge of front cover, front blank fly-leaf clipped)
1st editionHardcover
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Herve Martijn 2010

Published by the Artist, Belgium
Large Quarto size (4to). in illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 16pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in Flemish and French
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Joseph Beuys - Actions, Vitrines, Environments (Tate Modern, London 4 February - 2 May 2005)

The Menil Collection, Houston / Tate Publishing, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 224pp, colour plates, bibliography etc. Errata leaf taped to front fly-leaf (as issued)
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Oil Road - A Journey to the Heart of the Energy Economy (SIGNED COPY)

Verso Books, London & New York
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in black faux cloth, orange lettering to spine. 362pp, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by both authors on the front blank fly-leaf
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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An Actor Prepares

Geoffrey Bles, London
Nicely bound in 1/2 brown leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, matching paper covered boards, brown end-papers, 313pp, portrait frontispiece, etc
FINE, a well preserved very clean and tight copy
Hardcover
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Klavierbuchlein Fur Anna Magdalena Bach 1725 - Faksimile der originalhandschrift

B?renreiter Kassel, Basel, London & New York
Large landscape Quarto size (4to) in gilt & black printed green glazed boards (as issued), approx 136pp full colour photo fassimile of the original manuscript, afterword at rear in German, English and French text at rear
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (inscription on front blank fly-leaf, hint of tanning to top edge of page block)
1st editionHardcover
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What Do I Know? People, Politics and the Arts (SIGNED COPY)

Nick Hern Books, London
Heavy 8vo. in black boards, silver lettering to spine, 288pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy in NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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Cats, Dogs, Men, Women, Ninnies & Clowns - the Lost Art of William Steig

Abrams Comicarts, New York
Thick, very heavy 4to in red cloth backed boards 351pp on stiff art paper, mainly colour plates
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Norman Eales - A Life in Pictures (Association Gallery, London 16 September - 10 October 1992)

Jormay, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 111pp, plates etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of sunning to spine, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Labors of Love - America's Textile and Needlework 1650 - 1930 (alt spelling Labours)

Studio Vista, London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in light brown cloth (with a quilt pattern woven into the cloth on front and rear covers), gilt lettering to spine. 286pp, colour plates, numerous colour illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Arts Management (Second Edition)

Routledge, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in photo illustrated stiff card covers 256pp, bibliography, index
NEW copy
Softcover
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