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The Craft of Art - Originality and Industry in the Italian Renaissance and Baroque Workshop

University of Georgia Press
Octavo size (8vo). 243pp, approx 150 b/w illustrations in text, index etc
AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (top edge of page block very faintly dusty)
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Jan Van Eyck - the Play of Realism

Reaktion Books, London
Heavy 4to. in marine blue cloth, white lettering to spine, 228pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Designing Modernity - the Arts of Reform and Persuasion 1885 - 1945 -Selections from the Wolfsonian

Thames & Hudson, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 352pp on stiff art paper colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Anna Best - Occasional Sights - A London guidebook of missed opportunities and things that aren't always there

Photographers' Gallery, London
Small 8vo. in stiff glossy card covers, 217pp, colour photos, etc.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (very slight and gentle crease or curl to top corner tip of rear cover and last few leaves from poor handling)
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Lambeth - the Twentieth Century

Sutton Publishing, Stroud / Lambeth Archives Dept., London Borough of Lambeth Council
4to in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 128pp on thick paper, numerous illustrations, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (barely visible short closed tear to head of spine panel, looks new in its protector)
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Tran Trung Tin - Paintings and Poems from Vietnam

Asia Ink, London
Large heavy 4to. in red cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 191pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
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The Autumn of the Patriarch

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 229pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket looks almost as new in its protector)
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Social Life Under the Abbasids - 170 - 289 AH - 786 - 902 AD

Longmans, London
8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 316pp, bibliography, index etc
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (rear cover corner tips very slightly bumped from poor handling) in a FINE Dust Jacket (slight rub to bottom corner of rear flap fold, looks fine in its protector)
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The Art of Glass - Art Nouveau to Art Deco

Andreas Papadakis, Windsor
Extra Large 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 111pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (inscription on front blank fly-leaf, hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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[ The Arte of English Poesie [June?] 1589

Published by the Editor, Southgate London N & 87 St Augustine Road, Camden Square, N W
8vo in decoratively blind embossed green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, red printed page-block edges, 320pp.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (name on front blank paste-down end-papers, spine ends slightly shelf rubbed, a few lines in the introduction only have been neatly underlined in a faint red pencil - cleanly erased when tested)
1st editionHardcover
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The Letters of King Henry VIII - A Selection, with a few other documents

Funk & Wagnalls, New York
Thick 8vo in black cloth backed brown cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 454pp, portrait frontispiece, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very faintly dusty) in a slightly spine tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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The Letters of Queen Elizabeth I

Funk & Wagnalls, New York
8vo in black cloth backed yellow cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 323pp, portrait frontispiece, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in an slightly spine tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (barely noticeable soil to bottom edge of front panel, looks fine in its protector)
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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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