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Living Paint - J D Fergusson 1874 - 1961

Mainstream, Edinburgh
Tall 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 176pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, index etc
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Orientalist Pictures and Works of Art - Including an important private collection (Bonhams, Dubai Auction Catalogue 13 May 2010)

Bonhams, Dubai
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 141pp on glossy art paper, 147 lots all or most illustrated in colour, artist index at rear
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Oboe (SIGNED by Leon Goossens)

Macdonald and Jane's, London (Yehudi Menuhin Music Guides)
8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 236pp, plates, musical examples in text, index etc. This copy signed by Leon Goossens on the front blank fly-leaf below a photo of him which has been pasted to the page
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
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Diarmuid Kelley (Offer Waterman, London 1998)

Offer Waterman, London
4to in stiff card covers, 24pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Self Portrait (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek 14 September 2013 - 13 January 2014)

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek
4to in thick boards, 127pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
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Alfredo Roldan (Albemarle Gallery, London 27 November - 20 December 1997)

Albemarle Gallery, London / Sammer Gallery, Madrid
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 60pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Price list and private view invitation card both loosely inserted
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1st edition
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Paul Delvaux - Surrealizing the Nude

Reaktion Books, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 136pp, plates etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
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Mireille Spademan

Published by the Artist
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 52pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint gentle crease to fore-edge of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Patrick Pye - Life and Work - A Counter-Cultural Story

Four Courts Press, Dublin
Large 4to. in black boards, silver lettering to spine, 126pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Jin Meyerson 2001 - 2007

Snoeck, Koln
Very Large landscape 4to. in colour printed glossy boards, unpaginated, approx. 88pp on thick art paper, colour plates (including very large central foldout plate), dual text in English and German
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John Burningham - An Illustrator for All Ages

Chris Beetles, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 87pp,, 195 item sale catalogue, all or most illustrated in colour, bibliography at rear etc
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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)
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Lewis Carroll (Charles L Dodgson) - A Selection From the Library of An English Bibliophile (Peter Harrington Catalogue 119)

Peter Harrington, London
4to in stiff glossy card covers, 92pp, index, 69 items, all or most illustrated in colour, many being inscribed or signed copies
AS NEW
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Richard Hamilton - Modern Moral Matters (Serpentine Gallery, London 3 March - 25 April 2010)

Koenig Books / Serpentine Gallery, London
Large square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers with 3/4 height stiff paper dust jacket (as issued), 80pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Medieval Boundaries - Rethinking Difference in Old French Literature

University of Pennsylvania Press
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 312pp, bibliog, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Analysis of Beauty - Disinformation

Disinformation
Square 4to in stiff card covers, 47pp, plates etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Diaries of Franz Kafka Volume Two / Vol 2 1914 - 1923

Secker & Warburg, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 343pp
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (spine a little faded and slightly soiled) in a mildly tanned and very slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Other - Riyas Komu + Peter Drake (Aicon Gallery, London 16 March - 20 April 2007)

Aicon Gallery, London
Large square Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers with semi-opaque front cover, unpaginated, approx. 40pp, colour plates, etc
A well preserved NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Lucian Freud (Tate Britain, London 20 June - 22 September 2002 and Touring)

Tate Publishing, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 240pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Word Into Art - Artists of the Modern Middle East

British Museum Press, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 144pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Dutch Art + Architecture Today 10 December '81

Netherlands Ministry for Cultural Affairs, Recreation and Social Welfare, Amsterdam
quarto size (4to) in card covers. 44pp, plates etc. Artists include Rudi van de Wint, David van de Kop, Maria Hees, Bruno Ninaber van Eijben, Piet Blom, Gijs Bakker a.o. Design: Jan van Toorn
An almost AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Hidden Myth - Structure & Symbolism in Advertising

Heinemann, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black fake leather (Rexine) covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 208pp, bibliography, index etc
Top edge of page block slightly dusty else an almost AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. Publishers review request slip loosely inserted
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Traces - Traces - Daniel Brandely, Wasa Marjanov, Raffael Rheinsberg (Ikon Gallery, Birmingham 17 October 14 November 1987)

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Quarto size (4to) in stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 36pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
Almost AS NEW (covers faintly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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French Prints of the 20th Century

Pall Mall, London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to) linen bound. 181pp, tipped in plates in colour and b/w
Top edge a little dusty else FINE in FINE complete Dust Jacket (two tiny nicks along top edge), a well preserved, very clean and tight copy, almost as new
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Surface and Symbol - Saleem Arif - Herve Constant - David Hugo - Joanna Price (Gallery K, London 5 May - 2 June / Gallery Gammelstrand, 25 June 19 July 1991)

Gallery Gammelstrand, Copenhagen / Gallery K, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 36pp, 12 colour plates, etc
An AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Don't Ask Me I Can't Draw - A Touring Exhibition About Community Arts in Yorkshire 1983-4

Yorkshire & Humbersode Association for Community Arts
Large landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed glossy card covers. 41pp, plates etc
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (rear cover a littled spotted around spine margin)
1st editionSoftcover
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Rethinking Architecture - Design Students and Physically Disabled People

University of California Press, Berkeley & London
octavo size (8vo) in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 191pp, plates, index
almost AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Wilmotte (Jean-Michel)

Electa Moniteur, Milan & Paris
Large square quarto size (4to) in textured black boards, embossed grey lettering to spine and front cover, 168pp, mainly captioned photos and plans. Text in French with complete English translation in a loosely inserted booklet
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute speck of rub to flap fold corner tips)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Sergio Santimano - Terra Incognita

Sergio Santimano, Uppsala
Large Quarto size (4to). in black cloth, upag 72pp, colour plates, etc. Photographs taken mainly in rural Mozambique Dual text in English and Portuguese
Almost AS NEW (slight mild bump to bottom cover corner tips) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Catharina - de Keizerin en de Kunsten - Uit de Schatkamers van de Hermitage / Catherine - The Empress and the Arts - Treasures From the Hermitage

Waanders Uitgevers, Zwolle
Thick Folio size in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 302pp on glossy art paper, illustrated in colour throughout. Main text in Dutch and English but notes for the plates are in Dutch only
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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