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Social Life Under the Abbasids - 170 - 289 AH - 786 - 902 AD

Longmans, London
8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 316pp, bibliography, index etc
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (rear cover corner tips very slightly bumped from poor handling) in a FINE Dust Jacket (slight rub to bottom corner of rear flap fold, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Art of Glass - Art Nouveau to Art Deco

Andreas Papadakis, Windsor
Extra Large 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 111pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (inscription on front blank fly-leaf, hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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[ The Arte of English Poesie [June?] 1589

Published by the Editor, Southgate London N & 87 St Augustine Road, Camden Square, N W
8vo in decoratively blind embossed green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, red printed page-block edges, 320pp.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (name on front blank paste-down end-papers, spine ends slightly shelf rubbed, a few lines in the introduction only have been neatly underlined in a faint red pencil - cleanly erased when tested)
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The Letters of King Henry VIII - A Selection, with a few other documents

Funk & Wagnalls, New York
Thick 8vo in black cloth backed brown cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 454pp, portrait frontispiece, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very faintly dusty) in a slightly spine tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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The Letters of Queen Elizabeth I

Funk & Wagnalls, New York
8vo in black cloth backed yellow cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 323pp, portrait frontispiece, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in an slightly spine tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (barely noticeable soil to bottom edge of front panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Margret Eicher - Johannes Brus - Double Image - the World As Palimpsest (Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, St Petersburg 2011)

Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, St Petersburg
Large square 4to in stiff card covers, 59pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English and German and Russian
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David Kindersley's Workshop - Letters in Stone Glass and on Paper

Staatsuitgeverij in Samenwerking Met Het Rijksmuseum Meermanno-westreenianum, Museum Van Het Boek
8vo in stiff glossy card covers, portrait frontispiece, 24pp with plates and illustrations in text, plus 24pp plates at rear. Text in English throughout
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Tom Stogdon (b. 1964) / Nicholas Jones (b. 1965) (Crane Kalman, London 5 May - 4 June 2011)

Crane Kalman Gallery, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Catalogue for the joint show
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1st editionSoftcover
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Tragic Forms - Ken Currie (Flowers, London 2016)

Flowers, London
Landscape 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 47pp, colour plates, etc. One of 500 copies
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Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in the Government Art Collection

Public Catalogue Foundation, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in light grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 363pp on glossy art paper, illustrated in colour throughout
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Peter Howson - Bosnia (Imperial War Museum September 15 - November 13 / Flowers East 15 September - 30 October 1994)

Imperial War Museum, London
Large 4to in colour printed stiff card self wrappers. 47pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
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Luciano Castelli - Revolving Paintings

Benteli, Berne
Extra Large 4to. in black cloth covered boards to a design by Castelli, 116pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (tiny crease to bottom corner tip of front cover from bumping, pages very slightly tanned)
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Frigate Commander (SIGNED COPY)

Pen & Sword Maritime, Barnsley
1st printing. Large 8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 283pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Laurent Pernot - Ruee Vers La Perdition (Palais De Tokyo, Paris 1 - 31 Decembre 2011)

Sam Art Projects
Large 8vo in stiff card covers, 79pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English
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William Lawes - Select Consort (Music - Musica Britannica - A National Collection of Music Xxi)

Royal Music Association / Stainer and Bell, London
Large Folio in stiff card covers, xxvpp + 139pp on thick stiff paper
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (covers and page-block edges very slightly tanned)
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Walks and Wanderings in County Cardigan - Being A Descriptive Sketch of its Picturesque, Historic, Antiquarian, Romantic and Traditional Features

Published by the Author, Llanidloes & Idel, Bradford
Heavy 8vo. in blind-ruled green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, decorative end-papers, 291pp, plates, map, illustrations in text (160 in all), index etc.
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips, thin sliver of slight nicking to cloth at spine ends, name on 2nd blank fly-leaf)
1st editionHardcover
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Mark Wallinger - British Pavilion the 49th Venice Biennale 2001

British Council, London
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, 26pp colour photos (including the silver embossed Tardis) on stiff glossy card plus32pp text on thin paper.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
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Urgent Images - the Graphic Language of the Fax

Booth-clibborn Editions, London
1st printing. 4to in blind embossed black cloth, 175pp on thick art paper
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Rediscovering Pompeii (Touring exhibition New York, Houston, London & Rome 12 Jul 1990 - 21 June 1992)

L'erma Di Bretschneider, Rome
Extra Large, thick and heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 287pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to page-block edges)
Softcover
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Tibetan Tulkus - Images of Continuity - Photographs by Martine Franck

Anna Maria Rossi / Fabio Rossi, London
Large 4to. in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on thick art paper with 38 finely printed b/w photos
A well preserved clean and tight copy (top corner tip of front cover clipped, short score line to front cover, otherwise as new)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Tears of the Heliades

G P Putnam's Sons, New York
(2nd Edition revised and with new intro). 8vo in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, xxii + 110pp, colour frontispiece, 3pp plates
A well preserved VERY GOOD clean and tight copy (slight nicking and shelf rub to spine ends, 1 leaf roughly opened, tiny inscription - dated 1906 - to half title leaf)
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Alison Watt - Paintings (Flowers East, London 13 October - 19 November 1995)

Flowers East, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 30pp on thick art paper, colour plates (one folding), etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
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John Hoyland (Royal Academy of Arts, London 30 September - 31 October 1999)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 75pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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Thinking Against the Current - Literature and Political Resistance (SIGNED COPY)

Sussex Academic Press, Brighton
Large 8vo in colour printed glossy boards, 269pp, index. Inscribed and signed by author (as Sybil) on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy
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Tunnel 228 - An Underground Installation

Martin Bloom Photography, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in fold-out die cut stiff card covers, 72pp, colour plates, etc. Record of the exhibition, installations and performances held at tunnel 228 below London's Waterloo rail station put on by the Old Vic and Punchdrunk
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Tassos Pavlopoulos - Kraniou Topos (Kalfayan Galleries, Athens January 2008)

Kalfayan Galleries, Athens
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 150pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in Greek
NEW unread copy
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David Birkin - Mouths At the Invisible Event (Mosaic Rooms, London 16 January - 28 February 2015)

Mosaic Rooms, A M Qattan Foundation, London
4to sewn sheets without spine or covers (as issued), 63pp, text by the artist plus colour plates. PLUS 14pp colour printed exhibition guide and cover letter from Rachel Jarvis both loosely inserted. This is one of only 500 copies of the first printing.
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A Critical Edition of Sir Richrd Fanshawe's 1647 translation of Giovanni Battista Guarini's Il Pastor Fido

Oxford At the Clarendon Press, London
8vo in navy cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 191pp, 2 plates, facsimile title-page etc. This copy has an unusual photographic private bookplate tipped onto the front blank fly-leaf (i.e. only lightly affixed at one edge)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned near FINE publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers price sticker to inner flap (very slightly nicked at corner tips, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy
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Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychopathy - Personal Identity in Mental Disorder

Ashgate, Aldershot
8vo in colour printed boards, 146pp
Spine a little sunned else a NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Celia Scott - Head to Head (Eleven Spitalfields, London 4 May - 29 June 2012)

Eleven Spitalfields Gallery, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
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