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John Maclean - City - Book Two

Hunter and James, London
Tall 8vo. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp, colour photos etc. No. 148 of 800 numbered copies
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1st editionSoftcover
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Ancient Egyptian Art in the Brooklyn Museum

Thames & Hudson, London
Extra Large 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. unpaginated, approx. 160pp on stiff paper, finely reproduced colour photos, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (barely visible shelf rub to spine panel ends). An excellent copy
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In Almost Every Picture

Kesselskramer, Amsterdam
Small 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 140pp. One woman's passport photos 1926 - 1978
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Melchior Imboden - Innerschweizer Gesichter

Benteli, Bern
Large heavy 4to. in red cloth, black lettering to spine. 186pp, mainly very finely printed full page photos, brief text in German
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Man Ray - Self Portrait

Bloomsbury, London
Heavy 4to. in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 319pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW barely read copy (small inscription on blank verso of front blank fly-leaf, hint of tanning to edges) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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The House of the Tragic Poet - A Reconstruction / La Casa del Poeta Tragico - Una Ricostruzione (SIGNED COPY)

Nicholas Wood, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in colour printed laminated boards, 61pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Dual text in English and Italian. Inscribed and signed by the author (as Nicholas) on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
an extremely well preserved NEW unread copy
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Work and Turn - Artists' Bookworks from the United Kingdom 1980 - 1992 (National Gallery of Iceland 5 September - 25 October 1992 and touring)

Open Editions, London
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers iv + 45pp, illustrated. Text in English with Icelandic translation in side columns
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Artist Rooms - the First Five Years

Tate, London
Tall 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 123 on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. This copy is inscribed to Sandy Nairne (historian and director of the National Portrait Galleryin London)and signed by Anthony d'Offay (as Anthony) on the title-page
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Juan Munoz - Double Bind at Tate Modern

Tate Publishing, London
1st printing. 4to in black boards grey lettering to spine and front cover, 119pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
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A Letter to My Love - Love Poems by Women First Published in the Barbados Gazette, 1731-173

University of Delaware Press
155pp, notes, index
Tiny bump to bottom corner tip of front cover else an AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faint edge-creasing, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Graphic-sha, Japan
Large, heavy Quarto size (4to). 215pp, colour plates. Dual English and Japanese text
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1st editionHardcover
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Puppets and People - Dimensional Animation Combined with Live Action in the Cinema

Barnes, New York / Tantivy, London
Small Quarto size (4to). 170pp, plates in text, filmography, bibliography
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (barely visible tiny closed tear to bottom edge of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Baird of Television - The Life Story of John Logie Baird

Seeley Service, London
Octavo size (8vo) in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 219pp, plates, diagrams, index, publishers ads at rear
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight barely read copy (spine slightly darkened, slight shelf rub to cover edges, very mild tanning to leaves)
1st editionHardcover
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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)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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MOA Museum of Art (Mokichi Okada Association)

Moa Museum of Art, Atami (Japan)
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed glossy card covers with silver printed clear acetate dust-wrapper. Unpaginated, approx. 160pp, mainly colour plates illustrating the buildings and art collection of Mokichi Okada (1882-1955)
Tiny spot of rub to bottom corner tip of front cover else an almost AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Cocteau - English Edition (Pompidou Centre / Montreal Museum)

Centre Pompidou / Paul Holberton Publishing, London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in stiff card self wrappers, 413pp, numerous plates in colour and b/w, etc. To accompany the Pompidou Centre / Montreal Museum exhibitions 2003 - 2004. Text in English throughout
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1st editionSoftcover
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Who's Who in Boswell?

Blackwell / Shakespeare Head Press, Oxford
1st printing. Crown Octavo size (8vo) in light blue cloth, 366pp
An exceptionally well preserved FINE barely read copy (inscription on front blank fly-leaf, slight dust darkening to spine, faint slight bump to front cover top corner tip)
1st editionHardcover
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Victory Cavalcade (SIGNED COPY)

London - Heath Cranton
304pp, plates, index. Accounts of the parts played by each of 48 countries in WW2. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed and signed by author on title-page, with recipients name stamp to fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved FINE+ unread copy (pages slightly tanned, faint bumping to cover edge-tips)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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A History of Zambia (SIGNED COPY)

Heinemann, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 288pp, plates, illustrations in text, map, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed (to a journalist friend) and signed by the author as Andrew on front fly-leaf
FINE, an extremely well preserved clean and tight copy (mild sunning to spine, top edge of page block slightly dusty)
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A New Newe Booke of Copies

Crazy Diamond Design, Cheshire
Leather-effect bound slipcase with internal 2nd slipcase containing 2 pairs of 7 large folded typeface sheets and control key guides (one set each for Mac and PC) and separate manual printed on fake-parchment with CD (dual Mac / PC) in plastic slipcover- both slip-cases and manual bound in brown faux-leather. Publishers blurb reads '(this is a) revision of (the) 16th century book. Extrapolating from the original designs, and with reference to historically contemporaneous documents, we have produced six high quality typefaces for Apple Macintosh and PC computers. The typefaces are provided in modern and ancient forms with an extensive range of historical characters'
AS NEW
1st editionHardcover
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The Patriot's Progress - Being the Vicissitudes of Pte. John Bullock

Bles, London
1st Trade Edition, 1st printing thus. Large Octavo size (8vo) in ornately gilt embossed red cloth
An extremely well preserved FINE very bright, clean and tight unread or barely read copy (faint sunning to spine, page-block edges slightly foxed). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
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Micah Lexier - Cross Reference - Dictionary Illustration Works 1981-1993 (Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, Charlottetown 31 October 1993- 2 January1994)

Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown
Small Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed thin card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 200pp, plates etc
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Death and Disaster - The Rise of the Warhol Empire and the Race for Andy's Millions

Little, Brown and Co., London
1st printing. Large Octavo size (8vo) 272pp, plates
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Dream 2001 - Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition

Red Mansion, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in red printed silver stiff card, folded self wrappers, 175pp, colour plates (some folding) etc
An almost AS NEW copy (mild faint cover crease)
1st editionSoftcover
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Max Beckmann - A Dream of Life (English Edition)

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
Folio size., 159pp, colour plates, bibliography, etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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The Bauhaus

Magna Books, London
Elephant Folio size in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 176pp, numerous colour and b/w illustrations in text and full page, index etc
A well preserved FINE copy still very close to new (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Seabiscuit (Original Screenplay)

Universal Studios
Variously paginated approx 220pp on A4 sheets, hole-punched and brass clasp bound with Universal logo printed on black glossy card covers Produced for distribution within the film industry
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Royal College of Art Painting and Printmaking Degree Show 1983

Royal College of Art, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 40pp, plates etc. PLUS loosely inserted 3 leaf exhibition price list and envelope containing two large b/w photos and one negative of work by Lalouschek and a hand-written signed letter from the her to the art critic and potter Emmanual Cooper
Faint'ish ink notes on blank rear inner cover, some very slight shelf rub to cover edges else FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Burning Horses - Photographs by Steven Baranik

Ram Press, New York
Square Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 50pp, plates etc. One of only 400 copies printed
An almost AS NEW copy (tiny slight bump to bottom front corner tip
1st editionSoftcover
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The Amberstone Exit (Publisher's uncorrected proof copy)

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Publisher's uncorrected proof copy, 8vo in printed red paper wraps. 176pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (flat crease to top corner tip of rear cover, top edge of page block slightly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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