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The Mother Figure in Gone with the Wind

Published by the Author, Bristol
Plastic spiral bound in stiff card covers with transparent plastic cover sheet over printed front cover with tipped on photo. 67 leaves printed on one side only, bibliography at rear
Almost AS NEW (very slight soil to page-block fore-edge, few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges)
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Vienna 1900 - Art Architecture & Design

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Heavy quarto size (4to) in gilt embossed blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 264pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
Near FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy, in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket
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What John Berger Saw

Anu Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra
Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 194pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy (tiny slight crease to bottom corner tip of front cover - from bumping)
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Mirror of Medicine - A History of the BMJ (British Medical Journal)

British Medical Journal and Clarendon Press, Oxford
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 338pp, plates, illustrations in text, index
Faint highlighting to three leaves only else FINE, an otherwise extremely well preserved and very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (slight spot of rub to bottom flap fold corner tips, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Praha 1900 - Studie k Dejinam Kultury a Umeni Prahy v Letech, 1890-1914

Panorama, Praha
Large heavy Folio size in marine green cloth, black lettering to spine, 317pp, plates in colour and b/w, bibliography, index etc. Text in Czech
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (slightly creased along top edges, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Anton Henning - Sandpipers, Lizards and History (Haunch of Venison Gallery, London28 April - 25 June 2005)

Haunch of Venison, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed thick boards. Unpaginated, approx. 88pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English and German. Edition of 1000 copies only
An AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Realism and the Cinema - A Reader

Routledge Kegan & Paul / British Film Institute (BFI), London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 285pp, bibliography, index etc
A FINE copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (pages very slightly tanned)
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International Symposium on Sculpture in Stone / Simposio Internacional de Escultura em Pedra (10 May - 7 June 1981)

Fundo de Fomento de Exportacao, Lisboa (and others)
Square Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 50pp, illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and Portuguese
Few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges else FINE an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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A Bed in the Sticks

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 222pp
An almost AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to top edge of page block) in a faintly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
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Federico Cantu - El Arte, Vocacion de Vida

Centro de las Artes, Monterrey
Large square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 96pp, colour plates, etc. Text in Spanish
Very slight crease to bottom edge of page block else an AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Paddy Bedford - Walking the Line

Paddy Bedford / Jirrawun Arts, Kunanurra
Small landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 87pp, colour plates, etc
Minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips else an AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Genius of the German Renaissance - A Collection of Prints by Albrecht Durer (Christie's London Sale Catalogue, Tuesday 4 December 2007)

Christie's, London
Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 172pp, 136 lots each illustrated in colour, illustrated list of provenance and collectors' marks and bibliography at rear
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Otto Mueller - Works on Paper From A Private Collection (Theobald Jennings, London. Autumn Exhibition 2008)

Theobald Jennings, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 36pp, colour plates, etc. Price list loosely inserted
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Einar Forseth - Swedish Painter (English Text)

Allhems Forlag, Malmo
Large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers with colour printed wrapper, 77pp (36 text, rest b/w plates) with 2 colour plates and illustrations in text
Wrapper slightly foxed with some very slight surface scuffing and small spot of soiling to rear panel, tiny spot of browning to front blank fly-leaf else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Sahara (SIGNED COPY)

Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London
Quarto size (4to) in blue boards, gilt lettering to spine, 256pp, colour plates, etc. Signed by author on title-page (no other inscription)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Korea - Die Alten Konigreiche (Museum Rietberg Zurich, 19 Marz - 9 Juli 2000)

Museum Rietberg Zurich
Very heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy boards, 395pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Errat sheet loosely inserted (as issued). Text in German
NEW
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Formula 1 Yearbook 2005 - 2006

Chronosports, Loussane
Large heavy folio size in colour printed boards, 224pp, illustrated in colour throughout
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities British Museum - Volume II / Vol 2

Trustees of the British Museum / Longmans, London
Octavo size (8vo) nicely rebound in contemporary blind ruled black cloth, gilt lettering to spine (originally published only in paper wrappers). 264pp, xxvii plates at rear
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (tiny nick and very thin sliver of rub to head of spine, tiny creases to top cover corner tips from slight bumping, pages tanned, very faint name stamp to top edge of title-page)
1st editionHardcover
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More on Oxymoron

Jonathan Cape, London
Square Octavo size (8vo). in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 205pp, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (barely noticeable short closed tear and slight crease to top edge of rear cover, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War - A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network (Human Rights in History)

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Octavo size (8vo) in photo illustrated laminated boards (as issued), 293pp, bibliog, index etc
NEW unread copy
Hardcover
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True Stories - Documentary Drama on Radio, Screen, and Stage

Manchester University Press, Manchester
Octavo size (8vo) in grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 185pp, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Kunsthall - Art & Heritage in Flanders

Hannibal, Belgium
Quarto size (4to) in thick die-cut card covers, 208pp, illustrated in colour throughout. Text in French, Flemish and English
NEW copy but for a tiny and slight bump to the cover fore-edge bottom corner tips - from poor handling
1st editionHardcover
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They Fought for the Sky - The Story of the First War in the Air (SIGNED COPY)

Cassell, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 298pp, plates, bibliography, index. Inscribed and signed by author on the front blank fly-leaf
Page-block edges tanned else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Stravinsky the Music-Maker - Writings, Prints and Drawings

Toccata Press, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 242pp, plates, index etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Pushkin's Fairy Tales

Barrie & Jenkins, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 93pp with 20 full page lithographs by Boyd
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of dust to top edge of page block) in a faintly dusty but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
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Punchdrunk - Sleep No More (at the McKittrick Hotel)

Punchdrunk, London and New York
Quarto size (4to) in stitched colour printed stiff card covers, 54pp on folded sheets, illustrated programme for Punchdrunk's reworking of McBeth performed in New York
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Curating the Local - Some Approaches to Practice and Critique / Curadoria Do Local - Algumas Abordagens Da Pratica E Critica

Art in Site, Torres Vedras
Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff card covers, 131pp (English text) plus 135pp (Portuguese text) plus 8pp colour plates, plus loosely inserted letter from the publishers
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Georgia O'Keeffe

Studio Book, Peguin, London / Viking Press New York
Large Folio size in glossy card covers. 107 colour plates with quotes and text by the artist
VERY GOOD+, a clean and tight copy (small slight crease to front cover corner tips, small inscription on front fly-leaf)
Softcover
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The Sacrifice (SIGNED COPY)

Puffin, London
1st printing. 8vo in colour printed boards. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An almost AS NEW unread copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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The Theatre Industry in Nineteenth-century France

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Large 8vo in blfg319pp, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a near FINE Dust Jacket (neatly repaired vertical cut to spine panel, tiny speck of shelf rub to top flap fold corner tips, looks fine in its protector)
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