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Jason Brooks - Ultraflesh (Marlborough Contemporary, London 13 February - 16 March 2013)

Marlborough Contemporary, London
4to in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp, colour plates, etc. PLUS brief typed letter signed by Andrew Renton loosely inserted
NEW copy
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Hollar Drawings

Orbis Publishing, London
Large Thick, heavy 4to. in gilt embossed linen covered boards, 214pp, plates, bibliography, index. This copy is from the collection of Sir Roy Strong, with his bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper
A well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a faintly edge-creased very near FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (barely noticeable neatly repaired tear to head of spine panel)
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The Face of the Sun Kingdoms - the Indians of Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador and Peru and Their Ancient Lands Photographed (SIGNED COPY)

Fountain Press, London
1st printing. Large 4to. in patterned cloth, gilt lettering to spine, xxxii pp text and 116pp plates in colour and (mainly) b/w. Inscribed and signed by author on the half title leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a VERY GOOD+ Dust Jacket with sliver of wear to head of spine panel and top flap fold corner tips (looks fine in its protector)
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Arcadian Greens Rural - the Leasowes, Hagley, Enville, Little Sparta (New Arcadian Journal No 53 / 54 2002)

New Arcadian Press, Leeds
8vo in stiff card covers, 118pp. No 99 of 300 copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Hall of Mirrors - the Hermitage at Dunkeld (New Arcadian Journal No 47 / 48 1999)

New Arcadian Press, Leeds
8vo in stiff card covers, 74pp. No 162 of 300 copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
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Victorian Education and the Ideal of Womanhood

Croom Helm, London
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine, 185pp, bibliog, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Manet by Himself - Correspondence & Conversation - Paintings, Pastels, Prints & Drawings

Little, Brown and Co, Boston, New York, London
Very Large heavy 4to. in colour printed boards, 320pp on thick art paper, colour plates, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf rub to head of spine) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (very slightly edge-rubbed, looks new in its protector)
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Holy Fire - the Battle for Christ's Tomb (SIGNED COPY)

Macmillan, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 294pp, bibliog, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages slightly tanned) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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London Festival Ballet 21st Birthday Gala Performance- in the Gracious Presence of HRH Princess Margaret (souvenir programme)

London Festival Ballet, London
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on various types of paper. Full page photos of leading dancers, advert leaves etc.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (very slight bumping to fore-edge corner tips) in a near FINE Dust Jacket (slightly shelf rubbed along the top edges)
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A Book of Secrets - Illegitimate Daughters Absent Fathers (SIGNED COPY)

Chatto & Windus, London
1st printing. 8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 258pp, plates, bibliography, index. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Zaha Hadid - Seamless (Phillips de Pury, New York 29 November - 15 December 2006)

Zaha Hadid / Phillips de Pury, New York
Large quarto size (4to) thick card folder with 10 leaves (plus introductory text sheet loosely inserted - as issued) printed on thick card in concertina fold showing Hadid's 'Seamless' collection of furniture and shelving designs, made up in very small editions by Established & Sons.
Almost AS NEW (slight crease to spine ends, covers faintly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Jasper Johns - A Print Retrospective

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Large Square Quarto size (4to) in grey cloth, gilt lettered. 148pp, plates in colour and b/w, bibliography, etc
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (tiny red ink dot to top edge of page block)
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Dacre Smyth - Views of Victoria - in the Steps of Von Guerard - A Fifth Book of Paintings Poetry Prose (SIGNED COPY)

Dacre Smyth, Toorak
Landscape 4to in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 119pp, colour plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of sunning to cover top edges, non authorial inscription on blank verso of half title leaf) in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector)
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Henceforth Iran

Alfred H Cooper, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in ornately gilt, red and blue printed stiff card covers, 55pp text plus facsimile letter, b/w plates, double-page colour plate
A well preserved FINE copy (covers slightly tanned and dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Amadeus (String Quartet) Forty Years in Pictures and Words (SIGNED COPY)

Published by the Author, London
Fo. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 132pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. This copy signed and dated by Martin Lovett (author's husband and founding member of the Amadeus String Quartet) on title-page (no other inscription)
An AS NEW unread copy
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Aaron Curry - Headspace (Michael Werner Gallery, New York 9 September - 29 October 2016)

Michael Werner Gallery, New York
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 60pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Singing Street (SIGNED COPY)

Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh
Tall 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 140pp, plates, musical examples in text, index. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by author on the front fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a lightly edge-rubbed but otherwise about FINE Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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Champagne From My Slipper (SIGNED COPY)

Herbert Jenkins, London
8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 192pp, plates, index. Inscribed and signed by author on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very faintly tanned) in a slightly faded but otherwise FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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Ten Unusual Questions for Sandro Chia - Published on the Occasion of the Exhibition Sandro Chia New Work 1986 - 1987 13 November - 18 December 1987

Fischer Fine Art, London.
Extra Large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 23pp on stiff art paper, illustrated with small photos of the artist at work and lying about. PLUS 3 leaf list of the 19 pieces of new work in the exhibition, loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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Art Nouveau - Belgium - France Rice Museum, Houston March 26 - June 26 1976)

Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston
Thick, heavy 4to. in stiff card covers, 512pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc covering this mammoth exhibition. This copy is from the collection of architect and designer Eric Robert Kuhn and has his ink signature and private company stamp to the front fly-leaf, plus loosely inserted postacard sized exhibition notice
A well preserved and VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (spine and cover spine margins sunned, cover corner tips very slightly shelf rubbed)
1st editionSoftcover
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Images of Eighteenth Century Japan - Ukiyoe Prints From the Sir Edmund Walker Collection

Royal Ontario Museum., Toronto
Large heavy 4to. in pale blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 235pp on stiff art paper, numerous illustrations, bibliog, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a edge-rubbed VERY GOOD Dust Jacket (small chip to top edge of front panel, few closed edge-tears - neatly repaired on reverse with archival paper)
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8 Magazine - Issue 23 Spring 2008 - Photography Biannual

8 Magazine, London
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 177pp, many photos in colour and b/w, some folding, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Matisse the Master - A Life of Henri Matisse Vol 2 / Volume Two - 1909 - 1954

Penguin, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in red backed cream boards, 512pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy un an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Kees Goudzwaard - Sequent (Culturgest, Lisbon May 20 - August 27 2006)

Culturgest Lisbon / Roma Publications, Amsterdam
Large 4to. in plain colour printed stiff card covers, 72pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Portuguese
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Eileen Hogan- Four Squares (Fine Art Society, London 8 - 30 November 2006)

Fine Art Society, London
1st printing. Small 4to. in textured stiff card covers with inset pasted label to front cover (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 36pp on double-fold stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Maty Grunberg - Selected Works 1966 - 2006 (Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York March 7 - June 30 2006)

Hebrew Union College / Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York
Landscape 4to in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 150pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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H (Henri) Plat

C. I. N. P., Brussels
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 67pp on stiff glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Brief text in French, Flemish and English
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Jurgen Mobius (Archaic News) (Adam Gallery, London 17 October - 1 November 2006)

Adam Gallery, London
Large landscape 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 40pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Private view invitation card loosely inserted
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Trevor Bell - Moving Right Along - An Exhibition of Paintings and Works on Paper From 1948 - 2008 (Waterhouse and Dodd, London 27 January - 13 February 2009)

Waterhouse and Dodd, London
Large 4to. colour printed stiff card folder with 8 double sided colour printed stiff glossy cards (all called for and complete)
Folder very faintly tanned and very slightly creased otherwise FINE, contents AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Patrick Henry Bruce - American Modernist - A Catalogue Raisonne

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Heavy landscape 4to in black cloth, 225pp on thick glossy art paper, illustrations in text, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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