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The Soviet Theatre 1963 - 1973

All-Russian Theatrical Society, Moscow
Large Quarto size (4to), 184pp, numerous plates. Mainly drama, with small sections on Ballet and Puppetry. English text throughout
FINE, a well preserved very clean and tight copy in an edge-rubbed and slightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Fellow Travellers - A Memoir of The Thirties

London Magazine Editions
1st Edition Thus Octavo size (8vo) in faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 249pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute crease, from bumping, to top corner tip of front cover, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The Return (SIGNED COPY)

Andre Deutsch, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 352pp. Inscribed to 'Madame Yardley' (a friendly nickname for Olwyn Hughes, the translator of this book, and sister of poet Ted Hughes) and signed by the author on dedication page
VERY GOOD- (mild stain to page-block upper edges, with some bleed to the blank margins of a few leaves but otherwise a clean and tight copy) in a lightly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Sea Road To Camperdown

Faber and Faber, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo), gilt lettering to spine, 190pp
FINE, an exceptionally well preserved, very clean and tight barely read copy (hint of sunning to covers) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (barely visible short closed tear to top corner of front panel, small spot of foxing to top edge of front panel, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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La Calzatura un Cammino Lungo 50 Anni 1945-1995 / Footwear - Fifty Years History

Itinerari d'Immagini Magnum, Milano
Square Quarto size (4to) in gilt embossed red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 127pp, numerous captioned colour photo illustrations of mens and (mainly) women's shoes. Dual text in English and Italian
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Maori Tattoo

Gordon Ell / Bush Press, Auckland
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 95pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, index etc. Plus loosely inserted colour photo, on stiff card, of a portrait of a tattooed Maori painted by Gottfried Landauer
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The Centenary Book of South African Verse (1820 - 1925)

Longmans, London
1st Edition Thus 1st Edition, Octavo size (8vo) in cloth, 238pp, with bibliographical notes and glossary
Contemporary blind embossed name stamp and small motif stamp to front blank fly-leaf. Light rub to spine tips and corner tips, faint sunning to spine else VERY GOOD+, an otherwise extremely well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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26th January and Other Poems (SIGNED COPY)

Spenta / Author, Mumbai
Octavo size (8vo) in heavy boards. Unpaginated, approx. 200pp. Inscribed and signed by author on fly-leaf PLUS an approx 200 word hadwritten signed letter from the author, on a folded card, loosely inserted
Slight edge-crease to spine ends else an AS NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Women in the Jewish Community - Survey Report

Women in the Community, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. xix plus 144pp text, bibliography, plus 70pp appendices at rear
Few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges else FINE, a very clean and tight copy still very close to new. Scarce (small printing)
1st editionSoftcover
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Decoration de France En Ville

Plaisir de France, Paris
Hardback Folio size in embossed pigskin-effect boards (with a design by Jacques Dubois). 212pp, plates in colour and b/w, plans, brief texts in French Contemporary French interior design from modernist to 60's 'Rococo'. Text in French
Covers a little tanned and dusty, spine edges a little rubbed else VERY GOOD, an otherwise clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Australian Army at War 1939 - 1944

HMSO, London
Octavo size (8vo) booklet. 72pp, plates, map
Tiny amount of rust around hinge staples, light rub to cover spine fold, covers slightly tanned else very near FINE, a truly exceptional, well preserved, very clean and tight copy with no markings, wear or other rubbing
1st editionSoftcover
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The Artist in the Changing City

British American Arts Association, London
Quarto size (4to) in plain black card covers with stiff card wrapper. 104pp (softcover)
Tiny speck of rub to head of spine else AS NEW in a very lightly edge-rubbed but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Les Convulsions de Paris - Tome I / Volume 1 - Les Prisons Pendant la Commune

Hachette, Paris
5th Edition . Small Octavo size (8vo). bound in contemporary 3/4 brown leather, dark olive buckram boards, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. xvi + 416pp, 2 folding facsimiles
Discreet name-stamp to front blank fly-leaf and title-page else about FINE, an extremely well preserved and very clean and tight, nicely bound copy
Hardcover
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Les Convulsions de Paris - Tome III / Volume 3 - Les Sauvetages Pendant la Commune

Hachette, Paris
5th Edition . Small Octavo size (8vo). bound in contemporary 3/4 brown leather, dark olive buckram boards, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. 376pp
About FINE, an extremely well preserved and very clean and tight copy
Hardcover
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Jerwood Painting Prize 2002

Jerwood Foundation
Slim, large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Art From Acme Houses 1987 (Open Studio Exhibition, and at Chisenhale Galleries, London)

Chisenhale Galleries, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 36pp, b/w plates etc
Rear cover creased, faint and gentle crease to top corner of front cover else about FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Treasure of the Humble

George Allen and Sons, London
Octavo size (8vo) bound in contemporary 3/4 blue leather by Bumpus of London. All edges gilt, gilt ruled panelled spine with raised bands. Marbled boards and end-papers, silk bookmark, 225pp
Very slight fading to spine, mild corner-rub else FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight, nicely bound copy
Hardcover
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Life and Flowers

George Allen and Sons, London
Octavo size (8vo) bound in contemporary 3/4 blue leather by Bumpus of London. All edges gilt, gilt ruled panelled spine with raised bands. Marbled boards and end-papers, silk bookmark, 312pp
Very slight fading to spine, some very mild edge-rub, faintish foxing to preliminary leaves else FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight nicely bound copy
1st editionHardcover
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London on Film (100 Years of Filmmaking in London)

Museum of London, London
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff card, folded self wrappers, 176pp, numerous film stills in text, etc
An almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of creasing to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Lucas Samaras - NYC Chairs (Pace Wildenstein, New York 2008) / N Y C

Pace Wildenstein, New York
heavy, extra long landscape Quarto size (4to) (approx 14 x 9 inches) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 124pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Bungalow Town - Theatre and Film Colony

Shoreham Book / N. E. B. Wolters, Shoreham by Sea
Large Octavo size (8vo) in die-cut stiff card covers, 62pp, illustrations in text. History of film making in Shoreham in the early part of the 20th century
An AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Zanotta 2001

Zanotta Spa, Milan
Extra large Octavo size (8vo) in blue printed silver stiff card, folded self wrappers. Unpaginated, approx. 180pp, colour illustrations in text, etc. Catalogue of the Italian company's furniture with designs from the 1930s to 2000. Text in Italian, Spanish, English, German and French
Minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips else an AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Art Now - Made in Asia (Opera Gallery, London, November 1 - 17 2007)

Opera Gallery, London
Extra Large, heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 154pp, approx 50 artists each with brief biography and full page reproduction of work. Private view invitation card loosely inserted
Tiny bump to bottom edge of spine, minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips else an AS NEW barely read copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Earth Hold

Secker and Warburg, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 56pp
FINE, an extremely well preserved and very clean and tight copy (tiny speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, pages slightly tanned) in a slightly rubbed and dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Shopping Bags

Graphic-sha, Japan
Large, heavy Quarto size (4to). 215pp, colour plates. Dual English and Japanese text
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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MINIATURE BOOK - Romantische Marchen Von Wieland (Der Stein Der Weisen) Goethe (Die Neue Melusine) Novalis (Der Sanger) Mit 14 Originallithographien Und Buchschmuck Von Julius Zimpel

Anton Schroll & Co., Wien
Miniature book in colour printed paper covered boards, 250pp, colour plates. Text in German Gothic typeface
An extremely well preserved and very clean and tight FINE copy (covers slightly tanned, small spot of foxing to bottom edge of page block)
1st editionHardcover
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Beyond Black

4th / Fourth Estate, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 451pp
An almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (merest hint of shelf rub to bottom edge of spine) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (minute speck of rub to top corner of rear flap fold, looks new in its protector)
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Eesti Maal - Estonian Painting

Kunst, Tallinn
Large heavy Folio size in steel blue cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover. 263pp with approx. 220 well printed full page colour plates. Brief text in English, Estonian and Russian
An AS NEW copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (single minute nick to head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Installations - Rita Mckeough - Tom McMillin - Dennis Oppenheim (Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff 22 July - 9 August 1983)

Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff
Extra wide spiral bound flip-up catalogue in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 26pp, plates etc
A well preserved FINE copy (hint of tanning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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An Expensive Place to Die

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. 254pp.
FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in a FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its protector)
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