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The Georgian Landscape of Wentworth Castle (New Arcadian Journal No 63 / 64 2008)

New Arcadian Press, Leeds
8vo in stiff card covers, 174pp. No 84 of 300 copies. A reprint, with some additions, to the 2004 issue, done after the 1st phase of restoration to the castle and its gardens.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
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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)
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Joshua Reynolds - the Creation of Celebrity

Tate Publishing, London
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 295pp, colour plates, etc
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David Breuer-Weil - A Private Sales Exhibition (Christie's London June July 2017)

Christie's, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 66pp colour plates, etc. 7 new works each illustrated in full colour and described in detail
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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
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Hammergreen - New Paintings by Georg Baselitz (Anthony D'Offay, London 15 October - 23 November 1991)

Anthony D'Offay, London
Extra Large 4to. in red printed dark blue cloth covered boards, 67pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Have You Been Good? A Memoir (SIGNED COPY)

Granta, London
1st printing. 8vo in red boards, silver lettering to spine, 311pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Things Worth Seeing - A Guide to the City of W

Black Dog Publishing, London
Large 8vo in stiff card covers, 109pp on stiff art paper, illustrations in text, index
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
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Munch - by Himself (Royal Academy of Arts, London 1 October - 11 December 2005 and Touring)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Large Square Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 206pp, colour plates, index etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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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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Thomas Hardy - The Time-Torn Man (SIGNED COPY)

Viking, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 486pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (pages slightly tanned) in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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Woodland Gleanings- Being An Account of British Forest Trees Indigenous and Introduced

Adam Scott, London
2nd Edition revised and enlarged. 8vo in the publishers' original blind and gilt embossed brown cloth, 287pp plus 8pp publishers ads at rear. Steel engraved title-page plus 64 other steel engravings in text
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (small chip to cloth at head of spine, sliver of wear to bottom edge of spine, neatly repaired tear to front edge of spine, an otherwise remarkably well preserved copy)
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Natacha Nisic - Effroi (Limited Edition with Poster and DVD)

Paris Musees, Paris
Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed boards. Unpaginated, approx. 100pp, colour plates (some uncut as issued), etc. Large folded colour poster print in pocket at rear with fold-out colour printed card holding DVD film. Work based on the artist's visit to Auschwitz. No 244 of 300 copies. Text in French and English
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
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Colin Self - Streetseen, Hearts and Glances (Mayor Gallery, London 25 November - 18 December 2015)

Mayor Gallery, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 58pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. One of 500 copies
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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)
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Liz Rideal - Freefall (Gallery 339, Philadelphia 26 September - 22 November 2014) (SIGNED COPY)

Gallery 339, Philadelphia
1st printing. 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 108pp, colour plates, etc. This is the Gallery 339 edition, it has no ISBN. Signed in full by Liz Rideal on the half title leaf with an additional inscription from her, signed as Liz, on the same page
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An Exhibition of Chinoiserie - Organized by the Smith College Museum of Art

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts
4to in illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 72pp, plates etc. PLUS printed addenda sheet loosely inserted
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (spine and covers slightly tanned)
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Neil Wilkin - Seeds of Change

Uitgeverij Glaswerk, Leerdam
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 155pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English, Dutch and German
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Joel Peter Witkin - Disciple and Master

Fotofolio, New York
1st printing. Very large square 4to in thick boards, 119pp on thick art paper, plates in colour and b/w, etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket (slight tiny creases to top cover corner tips from poor handling)
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Coil 9 / 10 2000 - Journal of the Moving Image / No's 9 & 10 double issue

Coil, London
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 250pp, illustrations in text, half-height gatefold print etc. With the insert 'Ghost Lens' by Tina Keane intact unopened in plastic bag at rear. One of 1500 copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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RARRK - London (Bargehouse South Bank, London September 20 - October 7 2007)

Josh Lilley Fine Art, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 79pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Contemporary Aboriginal art
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Suzerains (SIGNED COPY)

Book Guild, Lewes
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) 192pp. Inscribed 'Kindest Regards' and signed by author on half-title leaf. No other inscription
Thin sliver of slight creasing to spine ends, faint rub to cover corner tips else an almost AS NEW barely read copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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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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Fabienne Verdier - Rythms and Reflections (Waddington Custot, London 25 November 2016 - 4 February 2017)

Waddington Custot Galleries, London
Large Square 4to in blue cloth, red lettering to spine, duo-tone print to front cover (as issued), 129pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
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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
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)
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (etc.) Two Volumes Complete

George Bell & Sons, London
2 volumes complete. Small Octavo size (8vo). in matching dark green decoratively blind embossed cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Vol 1: lxxxii + 434pp (and publishers ads at rear) Vol 2: vii+ 384pp including glossary and index (and publishers ads at rear). Text is of a sharp and readable typeface
NEAR FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight set (mild tanning to end-papers and page-block edges only, very slight push to cover corner tips)
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An Exhibition of Master Drawings (Colnaghi: New York 5 - 22 May / Paris 9 - 19 June / London 30 June - 9 July 1993)

Colnaghi, New York
Large 4to. in heavy boards, unpaginated, approx. 130pp, 57 works each with colour and b/w plates, etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Diana Al Hadid - Regarding Medardo Rosso (Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York February 8 - March 19 2014

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
8vo in gilt embossed stiff card covers, 95pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Title page states 2016 but this is a misprint, the exhibition was in 2014.
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Sonnets

Michael Joseph, London.
1st printing. 8vo in boards, silver lettering to spine, 63pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (top corner tip of half title leaf clipped, pages very faintly tanned) in an almost AS NEW un-clipped Dust Jacket (very faintly tanned, looks new in its protector)
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