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Living in the City - Elites and Their Residences 1500 - 1900

Brepols, Turnhout
Extra large 8vo in illustrated stiff card covers, 255pp, plates etc. No. 13 in the 'Studies in European Urban History (1100 - 1800)' series
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Vorticism and its Allies (Hayward Gallery, London 27 March - 2 June 1974)

Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Extra Large 4to. in illustrated stiff card covers, 112pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (covers lightly tanned and faintly dusty, small flat crease to bottom corner tip of rear cover
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Aviva Blum - Ziemia I Swiatlo (Earth and Light) Galeria Miejska 13.01 - 01.02 2009 (SIGNED COPY)

Galeria Miejska, Poznan
Large landscape 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 80pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Polish. Inscribed and signed by Aviva Blum on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny spot of soil on pp4 and 5)
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The I Q Van Regteren Collection - Part I Dutch and Flemish Drawings From the Renaissance to the Golden Age (Christie's, London Auction Catalogue 10 July 2014)

Christie's, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 139 on stiff heavy art paper, 71 lots all or most illustrated in colour, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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Thomas Nozkowski (Haunch of Venison 31 March - 8 May 2004)

Haunch of Venison, London
Landscape 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 56pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
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Franco Vimercati - der Terrinen- Zyklus 1983 - 1992 - Die Dinge Des Lebens / Das Leben Des Dinge

Walther Koenig, Koln
Thick, heavy 4to. in boards, 391pp, plates etc. Text in German
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John Burningham - An Illustrated Journey (Fleming Collection, London 13 September - 22 December 2011)

Fleming-wyfold Art Foundation, London
Large landscape 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 144pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
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Jasson Molfessis - in the Memory of the Future (Ploes V, July - September 1999, Andros) Jason

Petros and Marika Kydoniefs Foundation,
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 144pp on stiff glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Greek
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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The Book of Shrigley

Redstone Books, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 4to. in cloth backed partly silvered and colour printed stiff card covers, 221pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (very thin sliver of shelf rub to top corner of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Building Tate Modern - Herzog and De Meuron with Giles Gilbert Scott (Hardcover)

Tate Gallery, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in purple cloth, yellow lettering to spine. 199pp, colour plates,, plans etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in a near FINE Dust Jacket (neatly repaired from verso short closed tear to top edge of spine panel, an otherwise fine jacket)
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Training Soprano Voices

Oxford University Press, Oxford
3rd Impression Large 8vo in blue boards, gilt lettering to spine, 177pp, musical examples and illustrations in text, index etc
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Vermeer and the Delft School

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Thick, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers with colour printed glossy Dust Jacket, 626pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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French Painting - From Fouquet to Poussin

Skira, Geneva
Thick, very heavy Folio in bright blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 243pp on thick art paper, 106 tipped-in colour plates, etc. A large full page colour plate (which formed the rear panel of the otherwise lacking jacket) has been very neatly pasted to the front paste-down end-paper of this copy.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean, bright and tight copy
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Gudok and David Farrell - Even in the Sweetest Embrace the Lover Asserts A Sense of Solitude

Arkangel, Dublin
4to in stiff card covers, 64pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves)
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Luis Canazares - Dibujos / Drawings

Published by the Artist, Madrid
Extra Large 4to. in illustrated stiff card covers, 57pp on stiff art paper, mainly finely printed drawings (some folding). Brief text in English and Spanish
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to front cover)
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The Peaceful Liberators - Jain Art From India (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, November 6 1994 - January 22 1995 / Victoria & Albert Museum, London November 2 - January 21 1996 and touring)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 279pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS 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 AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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California - 5 Footnotes to Modern Art History (Los Angeles County Museum of Art 18 January - 24 April 1977)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, 124pp on various types of card and paper, plates etc. Exhibition held at Contemporary Art Galleries, Lytton Halls, Frances and Armand Hammer Wing, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (bottom corner of front cover and first six leaves only creased, spine faded otherwise a fine copy)
1st editionSoftcover
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Wentworth Woodhouse - A Landscape of Georgian Monuments (New Arcadian Journal No 59 / 60 2006)

New Arcadian Press, Leeds
8vo in stiff card covers, 170. No 39 of 300 copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Pilate - the Biography of An Invented Man (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 381pp, bibliography at rear. Inscribed and signed by Wroe (as Ann) on the title-page
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Sex Science and Society - Addresses Lectures and Articles (SIGNED COPY)

Oriel Press, Newcastle Upon Tyne
1st printing. 8vo in pale blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 324pp, index. Inscribed 'Withe the author's best wishes' and signed by Alan Sterling Parkes on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions). Alan Sterling Parkes (1900 - 1990), leading reproductive biologist, and the first Mary Marshall Professor in the University of Cambridge.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a VERY GOOD Dust Jacket (spine sunned and slightly torn at head of spine panel, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Daumier - Burgerleben - Sechzehn Wiedergaben in Kupfertiefdruck Nach Originallithographien

Rascher, Zurich
Large Folio folder with 2 loosely inserted sections - brief biography 20pp and a 6 leaf list of plates etc plus 16 lithographs on stiff card. This is a complete copy. The page numbering for the list of plates section at the rear is incorrect - it starts at 47 instead of 37 - this was a printers error common to all copies of this edition.
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly dusty, lacks the original plain tissue over-wrapper which was tipped onto the folder)
1st editionSoftcover
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Wojciech Falkowski - Malarstwo / Painting

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-sklodowskiej, Lublin - Londyn
Large heavy 4to. in textured thick grey boards, 175pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Polish
AS NEW in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (hint of shelf rub to top corner tips)
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Matthew Ritchie - Proposition Player (Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston December 12 2003 - March 14 2004)

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston / Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
Extra Large landscape 4to in glazed boards, 134pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Tory Lawrence - Ancient Land

Published by the Artist
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 66pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Printed slip about prices loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
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Anthills of the Savannah

Heinemann, London
1st printing. 8vo in light tan faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 233pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (barely noticeable minute faint crease to bottom corner tip of front cover from slight bumping)
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Steve Goddard - Two Poles (Fine Art Society, London 7 March - 5 April 2012)

Fine Art Society, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers, 48pp, colour plates, etc
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1st editionSoftcover
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Eve Sussman & the Rufus Corporation - the Rape of the Sabine Women (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art November 8 2008 - February 15 2009)

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humleaek
1st printing. Large 4to. in colour printed flexible boards, unpaginated, approx. 120pp on thick art paper colour plates (some folding), etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Uncommon Reader

Faber & Faber, London
1st Printing. Small 8vo in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 124pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Poool Issue # 2 (2014)

Offf, Barcelona
Thick 4to in black and gilt printed stiff card covers with bare spine showing the glued sewn sections (as issued) in black card slip-case, 199pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Folded and un-opened poster tipped-in at rear (as issued)
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1st editionSoftcover
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