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The Modern Practice of Coal Mining - (Part 2) - Explosives and Blasting and Transmission of Power

Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, London
8vo in rust red cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, pp numbered 103 to 273 (as issued), numerous engravings, diagrams and tables in text, etc. There were 4 volumes in the series, published over a 4 or 5 year period, each a stand-alone volume on different aspects of mining (the others being 1 Geology and Boring; 3 Sinking and Fitting Shafts: 4 Drills and Drilling and coal-cutting Machinery)
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (university college nottingham prize label to front paste-down end-paper - dated 1927, booksellers stamp to title-page, front cover dusty, spine a little sunned)
1st editionHardcover
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Travels in San Francisco

Arcade Publishing / Little, Brown, New York
8vo in two-toneboards, gilt lettering to spine, 196pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges faintly dusty) in an AS NEW un-clipped Dust Jacket
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Keith Skeel - the Private Collection - Loudham Hall, Suffolk 1st, 2nd, 3rd June 2007 (Lyon & Turnbull Auction Catalogue)

Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh
Heavy Extra Large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 260pp, 2242 lots many illustrated in colour.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (tiny speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Benedetto Cacciatori 1794 - 1871

Silvana, Milano
Thick, very heavy 4to in grey boards, white lettering to spine and front cover, 271pp, plates, illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc. Text in Italian
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Myself in the Water - the Western Photographs of John K Hillers

Smithsonian Institution Press,, Washington D C & London
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in cream linen covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 166pp on stiff art paper, plates etc.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (top corner tip of front blank fly-leaf clipped) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (mild vertical crease to front inner flap)
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Let There Be Neon

Academy Editions, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 160pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to page-block edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Luciano Castelli - Revolving Paintings

Benteli, Berne
Extra Large 4to. in black cloth covered boards to a design by Castelli, 116pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (tiny crease to bottom corner tip of front cover from bumping, pages very slightly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Rediscovering Pompeii (Touring exhibition New York, Houston, London & Rome 12 Jul 1990 - 21 June 1992)

L'erma Di Bretschneider, Rome
Extra Large, thick and heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 287pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to page-block edges)
Softcover
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Christo and Jeanne-Claude - Projects - Works From the Lilja Collection

Azimuth Editions, London
1st English Edition - previously published in Norwegian Large heavy 4to. in grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 191pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Mark Wallinger - British Pavilion the 49th Venice Biennale 2001

British Council, London
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, 26pp colour photos (including the silver embossed Tardis) on stiff glossy card plus32pp text on thin paper.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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A Short History of Pembroke College Cambridge

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 129pp, plates, facsimile letter, index. Plus loosely inserted compliments slip from the Pembroke College Cambridge Society
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean, bright and tight unread copy (page-block edges slightly foxed and tanned) in a FINE Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Dada and Surrealism Reviewed

Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in plain white stiff card covers with illustrated wrapper, 475pp on stiff art paper plus 32pp colour plates, at rear, illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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The Art of Mosaic

Cassell, London
Large, very heavy 4to in blue faux cloth covered thick boards, gilt lettering to spine, 360pp on thick art paper colour plates, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merset hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Mike Dye - Aspects of Kent

University of Kent, Kent
Large landscape 4to. in thick colour printed boards, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly very finely printed, single sided photos in colour and b/w
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Damien Poulain - Totem 49 (Kemistry Gallery, London June 2009)

Kemistry Gallery Press, London
8vo in stiff card covers, 116pp, colour plates, etc. Private view invitation card and large colour printed folded sheet showing the front and back of each totem, both loosely inserted
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Knight of the Wyvern - and Other Poems

P Elliott, London
Small 8vo. in gilt embossed blue cloth, 100pp, 4pp publishers ads at rear.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Rock War (SIGNED COPY)

Hodder Children's Books, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in silver embossed red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 374pp, 6pp publishers ads at rear. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
AS NEW in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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From Television to Home Computer - the Future of Consumer Electronics

Blandford Press, Poole
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 323pp, numerous illustrations in text, glossary, index. Besides video and music contains a fair amount of detail on early personal computers and computer / console games (Apple, Atari, Commodore etc)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of dustiness to page-block edges) in a lightly edge-worn but otherwise VERY GOOD un-clipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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A History of Book Illustration - the Illuminated Manuscript and the Printed Book

Faber & Faber, London
Revised and update, 1st printing thus. Thick, very heavy 4to in red linen covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 459pp, tipped-in colour plates, b/w plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight tanning to end-papers) in a FINE publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers new price to inner flap. An excellent copy
HardcoverDustjacket
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Labyrinths - Robert Morris - Minimalism and the 1960s

Harper and Row, New York
1st printing. 4to in black faux cloth, blue silvered lettering to spine. 175pp, illustrations in text, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, page-block edges slightly tanned) in a FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (top edges faintly tanned, hint of creasing to edges, looks new in its protector)
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Julian Schnabel - Christ's Last Day Atto II (Robilant + Voena, London 23 April - 22 May 2008)

Robilant + Voena, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed thick boards, unpaginated, approx. 36pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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XXe / MNAM / Collections / Une Histoire Materielle

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Thick, very heavy 4to in limp plastic covers, 520pp on glossy art paper plus approx 60pp on stiff paper (introductory text at front and photo captions index at rear), mainly finely printed colour photos of documents and artworks from the collections. Dual text in French and English (latter supplied on the verso of a large folding colour printed poster which is loosely inserted)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Urgent Images - the Graphic Language of the Fax

Booth-clibborn Editions, London
1st printing. 4to in blind embossed black cloth, 175pp on thick art paper
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Gautier Deblonde - Artists

Tate Gallery Publishing, London
Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated card self wrappers. 132pp, mainly captioned photos
NEW unread copy
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Walks and Wanderings in County Cardigan - Being A Descriptive Sketch of its Picturesque, Historic, Antiquarian, Romantic and Traditional Features

Published by the Author, Llanidloes & Idel, Bradford
Heavy 8vo. in blind-ruled green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, decorative end-papers, 291pp, plates, map, illustrations in text (160 in all), index etc.
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips, thin sliver of slight nicking to cloth at spine ends, name on 2nd blank fly-leaf)
1st editionHardcover
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Dan Perjovschi in Geneva - A Book with An Attitude

Attitudes, Geneve
Small 8vo. in grey boards, black lettering to spine and front cover, unpaginated, approx. 160pp on stiff art paper. One of only 500 copies made
NEW copy
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Masterpieces of Ivory From the Walters Art Gallery

Hudson Hills Press, New York / Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore
Large thick and heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 338pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide 31 October - 26 January 2004 and Touring)

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 255pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliography, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (tiny slight bumps to cover corner tips)
1st editionHardcover
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David Martin RSW RGI - Themes and Variations - Recent Paintings (John Martin, London 3 - 28 October 2000)

John Martin, London
Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 60pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Private view invitation card loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (mild slight bump to head of spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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Golden Hours - the Paintings of Arthur J Elsley 1860 - 1952 (SIGNED COPY)

Richard Dennis, Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset
Extra Large 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 136pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Terry Parker on the title-page. The first significant monograph on Elsley
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an almost AS NEW un-clipped Dust Jacket (small repaired tear to top edge of rear panel, looks fine in its protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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