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Boyd Webb - VIII Indian Triennale Organised by the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi - 16 February - 15 March 1994 (and touring)

British Council, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 56pp on heavy-stock art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Smashing Pots - Feats of Clay From Africa

British Museum Press, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 168pp, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (flat crease to bottom corner of front cover)
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
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Francois Bocion - Au Seuil de l'Impressionnisme (Musee Jenisch, Vevey 6 Octobre 2006 - 11 Fevrier 2007)

(Cinq) 5 Continents Editions, Milan / Musee Jenisch, Vevey
Extra large and heavy Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 215pp, colour plates, etc. Text in French
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1st editionSoftcover
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Teaching the Cello to Groups

Oxford University Press, London
Octavo size (8vo) in blue marbled boards, gilt lettering to spine, 108pp, 8pp plates, musical examples in text etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a slightly spine sunned and very slightly edge rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Floral Embroidery of Yoshie Ueki

Sekai Bunkasha, Tokyo
Quarto size (4to) in very dark purple silk covered boards, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 82pp on glossy art paper, colour plates (one folding) showing Ueki's very fine embroidery. Dual text in English and Japanese
A well preserved FINE copy in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (slightly creased along bottom edge of rear panel)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Malcolm Morley - Itineraires

Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 263pp, colour plates, etc. Text in French
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1st editionSoftcover
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150 BandT (Butler and Tanner / B and T / B & T / B&T)

Butler & Tanner, Frome
No 319 of a limited edition. Quarto size (4to) in grey cloth. Bibliographic details on card in pocket to front paste-down. Unpaginated, approx. 48pp colour plates on very high quality art paper. Printed on company's 150th anniversary as a showcase for their high quality printing and paper
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Monty Python - Complete and Utter Theory of the Grotesque

British Film Institute (BFI), London
1st printing. Square Quarto size (4to) in glossy card covers. 58pp, plates
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to bottom cover corner tips, covers faintly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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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
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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)
1st editionSoftcover
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Monologues de l'Art Belge - Roel D'Haese

Editions Meddens, Brussels
Hardback Large Octavo size (8vo). 16pp text in French, 24pp plates, colour frontis, portrait photo. Numbered 627 but no limitation stated
VERY GOOD+, covers slightly dusty otherwise a clean and tight copy in defective glassine dust wrapper
1st editionHardcover
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John Hilliard - Scene (Musee des Beaux-Arts de la Chaux-de-Fonds 24 Avril - 25 Juillet 1993 / Le Channel-Scene National de Calais, Galerie de l'Ancienn Poste Janvier - Mars 1994)

Musee des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds
Large square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 72pp, colour plates, etc. Text in French and English
An AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Thinking Art - Beyond Traditional Aesthetics

ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers, 223pp, illustrations in text, index etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Architecture Without Shadow (English Text)

Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona
Large Folio size in white printed black cloth. 160pp, plates in colour and b/w (some folding). Published to coincide with exhibition of same name in Seville and Barcelona. Text in English
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Le Point (SIGNED COPY)

Temps Meles, Verviers
Small Octavo size (8vo) 24pp stapled booklet (unpaginated) in bright pink wraps. Temps Meles vol 88. Inscribed and signed by Queval on the title page
A well preserved FINE copy (pink wraps slightly faded)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Gotthard Graubner - Fifth Triennale - India New Delhi 1982 - Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf

Fifth Triennale-India New Delhi / Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf
Large, thick and heavy Quarto size (4to) in card covers with printed semi-opaque wrapper. 320pp, plates in colour and b/w, bibliography, etc. Text in English and German
AS NEW in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE wrapper
1st editionSoftcover
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Michele Schumacher - Oeuvres Recentes

Grandes et Jeunes d'Aujourd'hui, Paris
Folio size. 71pp, mostly colour plates. Text in English, German and French
NEW copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Pruskin - Decorative Art 1880 - 1960 (Sotheby's, London - Auction Catalogue 2 April 2008)

Sotheby's, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 148pp, 352 lots, all or most illustrated in full colour, of mostly early to mid 20th Century modernist furniture and decorative art
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Atlantic Alliance Under Stress / US - European Relations After Iraq

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover. 293pp, bibliography, index
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Men, Masculinity, and the Media

Sage Publications, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. 271pp, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Business Stationary Graphics - An International Collection of Business Stationary and Forms in Use

P.I.E Books, Tokyo
Folio size in card covers. 220pp, plates in colour, index
AS NEW (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Gilbert & George - Post-Card Sculptures and Ephemera 1969 - 1981 (Hirschl & Adler Modern, May 2 - 25 1990)

Hirschl & Adler Modern (Gallery), New York
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card self wrappers, 39pp, colour plates, etc
An almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Antichita dall'Umbria in Vaticano (Gens Antiquissima Italiae)

Electa / Editori Umbri Associati, Perugia Venezia
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 142pp, plates in colour and b/w, line illustrations in text, etc. Text in Italian
Faint discolouration to rear cover else a NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Kabul Csigataj (Addison Ross Gallery, London 1991)

Addison Ross Gallery, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 48pp on textured art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English, Uzbekistani and German
Covers very slightly tanned and a faintly edge-rubbed else about FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy. Uncommon
1st editionSoftcover
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A Monumental Vision - The Sculpture of Henry Moore

Collins & Brown, London
1st Edition.. Folio size in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 256pp, numerous plates in colour and b/w, bibliography, index etc
An almost AS NEW copy (faint soil to page-block fore-edge) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (tiny spot of rub to head of spine panel and top flap fold corner tips, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Phoebe Maas - Moments In-Between

Phoebe Maas and Cokkie Snoel, Rotterdam
Small landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed glossy card covers. Approx. 56pp (unpaginated), colour plates etc. Text in Dutch and English
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Sculpture Today (Art & Design Profile)

Art & Design / Academy, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 80pp, plates in colour and b/w (some folding leaves). WITH Edwardo Paolozzi 's original graphic on stiff card tipped in at the front
FINE, a very clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, mild crease to top corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Art of the Ancient World - A Guide for the Collector and Investor Volume IV / Vol 4 - Ancient, European, Oriental, Pre-columbian and Tribal Works of Art

Royal-Athena Galleries, Beverly Hills
Quarto size (4to) in heavy laminated boards. 208pp, colour plates illustrating 679 works. No dustjacket, as isued
Small address label to front paste-down. Minor bumps to cover corner tips an AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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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)
1st editionSoftcover
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