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The Laws of Four- Handed Bezique Adopted by the Portland Club with A Guide to the Game (SIGNED COPY)

Thos de La Rue, London
Small Octavo size (8vo). in blind ruled green cloth gilt lettering to front cover, patterned end-papers, all page-block edges gilt, 27pp with two blank leaves of thinner paper interleaved. This copy inscribed in ink 'With Persicus' compliments & best wishes' on verso of the front fly-leaf, there are also 2 ink corrections to the text, possibly also by the author. This book contains the rules of Bezique only, the list of contents calls for two more general chapters, a description and a guide to the game, which are lacking, it is probable the book was sold in two formats - the extra chapters included in copies for more general readers &c
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (very small chip to cloth on rear cover adjacent to the spine, mild crease to top fore-corner of front cover slightly mirrored by the page block and rear cover, circular private bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Memoria y Percepcion

Area de Cultura, Ayuntamiento de Sevilla
Square Quarto size (4to) in blind embossed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 24pp, colour plates, etc. Text in Spanish
Covers slightly tanned else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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McKeever - Ian McKeever - Paintings 1978 - 1990 (Whitechapel Art Gallery, London 12 October - 2 December 1990)

Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 110pp, illustrations in text, colour plates, folding plates etc
A well preserved FINE copy still close to new (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, tiny flat crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Claudio Bravo - Paintings and Drawings

Marlborough Fine Art, Madrid, London & Monacco
Extra Large Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers 44pp, colour plates, (some folding) etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Willy Tirr 1915 - 1991 - Figure in a Landscape (SIGNED BY AUTHOR)

Authorhouse, Milton Keynes
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 113pp, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed (as David) by the author David Manson on the title-page
NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Medieval Panorama

Thames & Hudson, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 336pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Diaspora - Korean Nomadism (Contemporary Korean Arts Series - 2)

Hollym International Corporation, Seoul
Large 8vo in blue cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 160pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Two Hundred Years of British Farm Livestock

British Museum (Natural History), London
Heavy Square 4to in dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 272pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Perpetual Motif - the Art of Man Ray

National Museum of American Art, Washington / Abbeville Press, New York
1st printing. Large, very heavy 4to in burgundy cloth, gilt lettering to spine, blind embossed lettering to front cover, 348pp on thick glossy art paper, plates in colour and b/w, photos in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (top corner tip of front blank fly-leaf clipped, page-block edges slightly tanned) in a lightly edge-nicked VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket with repaired short closed tear to bottom edge of front panel (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionDustjacket
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Jason Brooks - the Subject is Not the Subject (Marlborough, London 9 February - 10 March 2018)

Marlborough Fine Art, London
Large 4to. in colour printed cloth covered boards, 87pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Gabriele Basilico Dan Graham - Unidentified Modern City - Globalized Brescia (Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia April 2 - May 21 2011)

Jrp Ringier, Zurich
Very tall Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on various types and weights of papaer, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Italian
Almost AS NEW (speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Stephen Farthing - the Fourth Wall (Purdy Hicks Gallery, London 13 November - 12 December 2009)

Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 47pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Giovanni Michelucci - Riba Exhibition - Heinz Gallery London 1978

Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba), London / Modulo Books Florence
Landscape 4to in stiff glossy card covers, 153pp, plates, illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and Italian
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight unmarked copy (slight tanning to covers and page-block edges, tiny slight bump to bottom corner tip of rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Persian Kilims

Yassavoli, Tehran
4to in colour printed boards, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc.
NEW unread copy (tiny bump to bottom edge of spine from poor handling)
Hardcover
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The Novels of Thomas Deloney

Indiana University Press, Bloomington
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo) in gilt embossed brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 462pp, frontispiece, index etc
An almost AS NEW copy in a tanned and slightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Reflections - The Taper At Twenty (SIGNED COPY)

Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles
Tall Quarto size (4to). in blind embossed pale blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. 192pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Warmly inscribed and signed by Gordon Davidson (founder of the theatre group) to a long standing member of the company on title-page (signed as 'Gordon')
An almost AS NEW barely read copy in a lightly edge-rubbed e near FINE metallic silver complete Dust Jacket (slight chipping to head of spine panel, tiny spots of rub to bottom edge, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Shakespeare's Globe Playhouse - A Modern Reconstruction in Text and Scale Drawings Based Upon the Reconstruction of the Globe by John Cranford Adams

Peter Owen, London
Quarto size (4to). 240pp, plates, bibliography, index, plans etc
A well preserved FINE copy (some very slight cover edge bumping) in a lightly edge-rubbed and slightly dusty VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Remembering Alan - A Love Story (SIGNED COPY)

Published by the Author, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in gilt embossed and illustrated glossy card covers. 144pp, plates. The Hungarian historian's memoirs of her marriage to the British historian. Presentation copy, to a friend, inscribed and signed (as Eva) by author on title-page
AS NEW copy (minor flat crease to bottom edge of rear cover)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Visionfest Liverpool - Review 1992 / 1993 Preview

Visfac, Liverpool
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 60pp, printed on various types of paper with colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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A Century of Design - Insights - Outlook on A Museum of Tomorrow (English edition)

Arnoldsche, Munich
Folio size in colour printed boards, 245pp, plates in colour and b/w etc. Text in English
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (to cover corner tips a little bumped) in a slightly nicked but otherwise VERY GOOD red printed transparent plastic Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Henry Tietzsch-Tyler (Wrexham Library Arts Centre Touring Exhibition 1991)

Wrexham Library Arts Centre, Wrexham
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 22pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. PLUS large colour printed private view card and 2 leaf gallery press release for the exhibition loosely inserted. Text in English and Welsh
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Jim Dine - Recent Prints and Monotypes (Waddington Graphics, 7 - 31 March 1984)

Waddington Graphics, London
Large Quarto size (4to). colour printed glossy card folder with 14 mainly colour printed plates on stiff card. Price list etc loosely inserted
AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to folder corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Bill Jacklin - People and Places (Marlborough Fine Art, London April 4 - 28 2007)

Marlborough Fine Art, London
Folio size in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 32pp colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Panayiotis Kalorkoti - An Exhibition of Acrylics, Watercolours and Etchings (Design Works, Gateshead 17 December 1997 7 March 1998)

Design Works, Gateshead
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed glossy card covers. 60pp, mainly colour plates
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Stephen Willats - Conceptual Living (Victoria Miro, 2 July - 31 July 1991)

Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) stapled booklet in stiff card covers, 32pp, plates
A very few faintt underlings to text on two pages only and else FINE, a very clean and tight copy still very close to new
1st editionSoftcover
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Bashir Makhoul Alnoor Mitha - Symbiosis (Mid Pennine Gallery, Burnley 1988)

Mid Pennine Gallery, Burnley
Square Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 48pp on stiff art paper, plates in colour and b/w etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint shelf-rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Nic Fiddian-Green - Recent Sculpture (Sladmore Contemporary, London 1 - 19 July 1999)

Sladmore Contemporary, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 72pp, colour plates, etc
An AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Films of Amos Gitai

BFI, London
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers. 65pp, plates, filmography etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Composers of Classical Music of Jewish Descent

Vallentine Mitchell, London
Thick, heavy Crown Octavo size (8vo). 384pp, plates, maps, index etc. Publishers review request slip loosely inserted
NEW copy (faint bump to bottom edge of front cover from poor handling) in a NEW complete Dust Jacket.
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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On the Brink of Belonging - A National Enquiry Into Puppetry

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, London
Square Quarto size (4to) Paperback. 86pp, illustrated. Publishers' 3 leaf printed press release loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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