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Oil and Development in the Arab Gulf States - A Selected Annotated Bibliography

Croom Helm, London
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 450pp. Text in English with some Arabic entries
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (slight bump to bottom edge of spine from poor handling) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Hammersmith - A Study in Town History (1913 1st Edition)

James Chamberlen, Hammersmith, London
Small Octavo size (8vo). in green cloth backed boards, gilt lettering to spine, 84pp, frontispiece plus 21 single sided plates, folding map, index etc. Approx., 32pp adverts mainly from business and shops located in Hammersmith, at rear
VERY GOOD+ a well preserved clean and tight copy (very mild rub to spine and covers, end-papers slightly foxed, page-block edges slightly tanned and dusty)
1st editionHardcover
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Carole Waller - Walking and Falling (Artists Book)

Published by the Artist, Bath
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers with metal pin binding. Mainly full colour plates of the textile artists works, some with transparent printed overlays, 3pp text at rear
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Geneva - A Fancied Page of History in Three Acts

Constable, London
1st printing. 8vo in pictorial boards, 111pp, illustrations in text and full page
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (tiny spots of rub to cover corner tips)
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China and Europe - Intellectual and Artistic Contacts in the Eighteenth Century

Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co, London
1st printing. Large Octavo size (8vo) in dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt embossed design to front cover, 174pp, frontispiece, with tissue guard plus 23 other full page plates, diagrams in text, index etc. This copy with the engraved bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper of the Irish bibliophile Donald Burke
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, page-block edges slightly dusty and tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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The Brain and Emotion

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Extra large Octavo size (8vo) in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 367pp, index etc
An extremely well preserved as NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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7 Novos Escultores Homenagem A Joao Cutileiro

Centro de Arte Moderna / Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa / Marco
Large Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 36pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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John Olsen - Encounters with Drawing (Australian Galleries, Collingwood 3 - 25 May 1988)

Australian Galleries, Collingwood
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 112pp, plates in colour and b/w, bibliography, etc. PLUS stapled 3 leaf price list and 1 leaf copy of review from The Age, Melbourne loosely inserted
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (name on fly-leaf with short inscription on verso, some very faint tanning)
1st editionSoftcover
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Lovers of Africa (SIGNED COPY)

Victor Gollancz, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 204pp. Inscribed and signed by Turner (as Vickery) on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Hitler's List - An Illustrated Guide to Degenerates - Jews, Bolshevists and Other Undesirable Geniuses (SIGNED COPY)

Checkmate Books, Liverpool
Square 4to in stiff card covers, 138pp. This copy signed by the John Minnion on the fly-leaf
AS NEW
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John Cleave - Royal London (SIGNED COPY)

Editions Didier Millet, Singapore
1st printing. Large landscape 4to. in blue faux cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, 96pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by John Cleave (as John) on the title-page
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Margret Eicher - Johannes Brus - Double Image - the World As Palimpsest (Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, St Petersburg 2011)

Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, St Petersburg
Large square 4to in stiff card covers, 59pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English and German and Russian
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Edward Hopper 1882 - 1967 Early Impressions (Provincetown Art Association and Museum, May 21 - July 4 / Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, July 30 - September 5 2010))

Thurston Royce Gallery of Fine Art, Allentown
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 57pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (rear cover edges sunned)
1st editionSoftcover
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David Kindersley's Workshop - Letters in Stone Glass and on Paper

Staatsuitgeverij in Samenwerking Met Het Rijksmuseum Meermanno-westreenianum, Museum Van Het Boek
8vo in stiff glossy card covers, portrait frontispiece, 24pp with plates and illustrations in text, plus 24pp plates at rear. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Tom Stogdon (b. 1964) / Nicholas Jones (b. 1965) (Crane Kalman, London 5 May - 4 June 2011)

Crane Kalman Gallery, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Catalogue for the joint show
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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David Noonan - Origami (Xavier Hufkens, Bruxelles 1 - 31 March 2012)

Xavier Hufkens, Bruxelles
Large 4to. in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 44pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Gallery card loosely inserted
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Tragic Forms - Ken Currie (Flowers, London 2016)

Flowers, London
Landscape 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 47pp, colour plates, etc. One of 500 copies
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in the Government Art Collection

Public Catalogue Foundation, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in light grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 363pp on glossy art paper, illustrated in colour throughout
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Peter Howson - Bosnia (Imperial War Museum September 15 - November 13 / Flowers East 15 September - 30 October 1994)

Imperial War Museum, London
Large 4to in colour printed stiff card self wrappers. 47pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Nigel Konstam - New Humanism and All Sculpture (SIGNED COPY)

Verrochio Arts, Siena
Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 60pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout. Inscribed 'Love' and signed by Konstam (as Nigel) on the front fly-leaf
NEW copy
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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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Sculptures in Bronze / Le Sculture in Bronzo di J Seward Johnson Jr (Galleria Ca' D'oro, Roma 15 Settembre - 30 Novembre 1997)

Galleria Ca' D'oro, Roma
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 48pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Italian
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Frigate Commander (SIGNED COPY)

Pen & Sword Maritime, Barnsley
1st printing. Large 8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 283pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Istvan Kantor - Media Revolt (WRO Art Center, Wroclaw 2015)

Widok WRO Art Center, Wroclaw
Large 8vo in colour printed flexible stiff card covers, 123pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Pages bound upside-down from covers (as issued). CD in pocket at front. Text in English throughout.
NEW copy, CD as new (slight ripple to printed paper on the front board - clearly a minor production flaw)
1st editionHardcover
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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
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Like Singing and Dancing - John McLean's Abstract Painting (CAFA Art Museum, Beijing 30 June - 26 August 2016)

Cafa Art Museum, Beijing
Extra Large 4to in colour printed boards, 71pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Mandarin
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Laurent Pernot - Ruee Vers La Perdition (Palais De Tokyo, Paris 1 - 31 Decembre 2011)

Sam Art Projects
Large 8vo in stiff card covers, 79pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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William Lawes - Select Consort (Music - Musica Britannica - A National Collection of Music Xxi)

Royal Music Association / Stainer and Bell, London
Large Folio in stiff card covers, xxvpp + 139pp on thick stiff paper
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (covers and page-block edges very slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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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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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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