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Pintores Rusos del Siglo XIX - Del Neoclasicismo a la Revolucion - (Museo del Prado, Palacio de Villahermosa, Marzo - Junio, 1987)

Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid
Large square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed folded glossy card self wrappers, 139pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc. Text in Spanish
AS NEW (page-block edges faintly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Tom Bendhem - Collector - Contemporary Art Society Exhibition

Contemporary Art Society, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in printed card self wraps with tipped on colour plate. 72pp, monochrome plates, tipped in colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint crease to top corner tip of rear cover, very slight rub to bottom edge of spine) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Mitosc Demokracja / Love and Democracy

Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk
Square Quarto size (4to) in thick colour printed boards, 216pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English and Polish
AS NEW
1st editionHardcover
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The Andy Warhol Diaries

Warner Books, New York
Thick, heavy Square Quarto size (4to) in black cloth backed boards, silver lettering to spine, 807pp, plates etc
Faint sunning to top edge of front cover, slight off-setting of wrapper to end-papers else FINE, an extremely well preserved and very clean and tight copy in a slightly edge-nicked VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket with a short surface scuff to spine panel (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Bruce Nauman (Hayward Gallery, London, July 16 - September 6 1998)

Hayward Gallery, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 173pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Text in English
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Responding to Rome - British Artists in Rome 1995 - 2005

British School At Rome / British Academy, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 95pp, colour plates, etc
AS NEW un-read copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Chihuly - Atlantis

Portland Press, Seattle
Elephant folio size in blind and white embossed blue cloth, white lettering to spine, tipped on colour plate to front cover. Unpaginated, approx. 100pp mainly full page colour plates
An AS NEW copy (elegant private bookplate on fly-leaf)
1st editionHardcover
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Henry Moore

Royal Academy of Arts / Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
1st printing. Large Quarto size (4to). in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 304pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
An almost AS NEW barely read copy (front blank fly-leaf creased from mis-handling, slight bump to head of spine at front tip) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faint crease to head of spine panel)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Typographic 64 - The National Issue

International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD), Taunton
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card, folded self wrappers, 48pp, colour plates, etc
AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Lev Poliakov - Russia - A Portrait

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York
Extra Large, square Quarto size (4to) in silver embossed grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. text plus 72 finely printed, single-sided photos
An almost AS NEW copy (very faint tanning or soil to bottom edge of page block) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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G Mario Oliveri e gli Studi Nizzoli - Architecture and Design Since 1948

Editorial Domus, Rozzano (Milano)
Square quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 214pp, plates and plans in colour and b/w, etc. Text in English and Italian
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Chang Kai-Yuan's Paintings

Published by the Artist, Tapei
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 2pp text, 62pp colour plates of paintings and calligraphy
Inscription on rear fly-leaf. Top edge of page block slightly foxed else FINE, an otherwise extremely well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Helmut Newton - Portraits

Pantheon Books, New York
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in grey cloth, blind embossed lettering to spine, black lettering to front cover, 247pp, mainly finely printed captioned photos. Published a little later in the UK as 'Portraits: Photgraphs from Europe and America'
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (slight crease to head of spine panel, minute speck of rub to flap fold corner tips, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Horatio Walker 1858 - 1938 English Edition (Musee Du Quebec September 25 - November 23 1986 and touring)

Musee Du Quebec
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover. 311pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (3 barely noticeable short closed tears, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Stand Fast, the Holy Ghost (SIGNED COPY)

Tom Stacey, London
Octavo size (8vo) in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 167pp, plates. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf and also initialled by him on the title-page below his scored out printed name
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (faintly edge-rubbed, looks almost as new in its protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Karl Grimes - Dignified Kings Play Chess on Fine Green Silk (National Museum of Ireland, Dublin 26 September - 4 November 2007)

National Museum of Ireland, Dublin
Quarto size (4to) in blind embossed black cloth, 45pp, colour plates, etc. No 308 of 500 hand numbered copies
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Synagogues

Vilo International, Paris
Thick, very heavy quarto size (4to) in blue faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 285pp, illustrated in colour throughout, glossary, bibliography, index, maps at rear
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of shelf rub to cover bottom edges) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (small tears to top flap fold corners, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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John Huggins - Sculptor (SIGNED COPY)

Halsgrove, Tiverton
Quarto size (4to) in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 120pp, colour plates, etc. This copy inscribed and signed by the artist John Huggins, and also signed by the author, Peter Davies, on the title-page
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Michel Huisman - Garden Night and Farewell

Rosbeek Books
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in black cloth backed photo illustrated boards, gilt lettering to spine, 157pp, plates in colour and b/w (some folding). Text in Dutch, German and English
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf rub to cover bottom edges)
1st editionHardcover
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A Jewel for Metroland

London Borough of Harrow, London
Large quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, v + 60pp, folding plan, maps, plans, photos etc. Errata leaf loosely inserted. On the design, planning and construction of North Harrow's Saint Alban Church - constructed 1936 - architect AW Kenyon
A well preserved FINE copy (small ink inscription on top edge of front cover 'St Albans N. Harrow / Arthur Kenyon 1936')
1st editionSoftcover
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Kelly Klein - Under World

Conde Nast, London
Large heavy Folio size in photo illustrated boards, unpaginated, approx. 220pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (small nick to spine from bumping) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Craigie - The Art of Craigie Aitchison

Canongate, Edinburgh
Very Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 176pp, colour plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of sunning to front cover spine margin, tiny flat crease to bottom corner tip of rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Jean Dubuffet - Monumental Sculpture from the Hourloupe Cycle (Pace Wildenstein, New York October 10 - November 8 2008)

Pacewildenstein, New York
Large Quarto size (4to). in steel spiral bound thick card covers, 41pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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An Album of Liu Zhongdong's Paintings

China Pictorial Co, Beijing
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, gilt embossed lettering to front cover, 64pp, mainly nicely printed colour plates (mostly Liu Zhongdong's landscapes and some of his later flower paintings), brief texts and captions in English and Mandarin
AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Tony McGee - Boxing Ballerinas

Floridita Productions, London
Large Folio size in photo illustrated boards, unpaginated, approx. 100pp mainly full page photos
Almost AS NEW, a very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine, faint signs of pencil price erasure to top corner of front blank fly-leaf) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Collect - The New Art Fair for Contemporary Objects - Presented by the Crafts Council (Victoria & Albert Museum, London 20 - 24 February 2004)

Crafts Council, London
Heavy Quarto size (4to). glossy card covered book held within a silver embossed thick card folder, 159pp, index of artists at rear plus ads at far rear, finely illustrated in colour throughout
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Simon Patterson

Locus+, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in blue cloth, 191pp, mainly colour plates, large folding 'tube map' at rear. First comprehensive study of Patterson's work
An AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Modern Starts - People, Places and Things (Museum of Modern Art, New York October 7 1999 - March 14 2000) ModernStarts

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Thick, and very heavy large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 360pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
Softcover
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Lives of Eminent and Illustrious Englishmen - Volume VIII / Vol 8 complete

A Fullarton, Glasgow & Edinburgh
Octavo size (8vo) in dark green silk covered boards, gilt lettering to spine 471pp, index to all volumes at rear, 5 engraved portrait plates at front with tissue guards,(Rt Hon George Canning, Rev. James Hervey, Admiral Lord Hanke, Bishop Jeremy Taylor, Sir Humphrey Davy). This copy also has spare title-pages for volumes 1 to 7 bound in at rear, all are dated 1837. Originally issued in parts at the rate of one or two complete volumes per year from 1833 to 1837
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ copy (thin sliver of slight creasing and rub to spine ends, tiny spot of wear to bottom cover corner tips, covers and page-block edges slightly dusty, some very mild foxing to end leaves)
1st editionHardcover
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Age of Chivalry - Art in Plantagenet England 1200-1400

Royal Academy of Arts / Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London
Very thick and heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card covers. 575pp, numerous illustrations in colour and b/w, bibliography, index etc
An ALMOST AS NEW copy (tiny speck of rub to cover corner tips and thin sliver of shelf rub to cover bottom edges)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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