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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, illustrated by E. McKnight Kauffer: translated by Motteux, revised by J. Ozell:
Don Quixote de la Mancha. [Limited Edition, in two volumes. ]

London: The Nonesuch Press, 1930. First edition thus. ix, 502; iv, 549; beautifully printed on fine Casinensis hand-made paper, with the twenty-one pochoir plates by McKnight Kauffer. #135 of the 900 copies printed for the UK (of 1475 in toto). Contents of both volumes very fresh and unmarked. In the original tan morocco bindings, darkened to the spines and the board edges as usual, but with no spotting to the upper boards: lower board of Vol I has a surface scuff and a few dark patches, that of Vol II has some sunning. Beautifully produced, and a pleasure to read. Very Good.
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edited by James Thrall Soby: texts by Andre Breton, Paul Elouard, Rrose Selavy [Marcel Duchamp], Tristan Tzara; preface by Man Ray and a portrait by Picasso:
Man Ray: Photographs 1920-1934 Paris; Photographies 1920-1934 Paris. [Conserved in custom Solander box.]

Hartford, Connecticut: James Thrall Soby: Random House, NY & Cahiers d'Art, Paris: n.d. [1934]. First edition [spuriously stated 'Second Edition']. [vi], 104 [+8], [ii]. The contents - the text pages, and Ray's wonderful photographs - are clean and unmarked, corners good, with small tears to the binder holes at the spine ends. There is a faint greying of some white page areas from offsetting, and the residue of a small pencilled price to the title page. The colour photograph front cover is clean and complete, with a crease across the upper corner, tiny creases adjacent to the spine, a few short rubbed striations to the top edge, and minimal scuffs to the edges. The white rear cover has a few minor marks, a 5mm closed tear to the leading edge, and a small loss of laminate to the bottom corner. Large quarto, 31x24.5cms, with the original white plastic comb binder. As often, this is damaged: the top two circlets have gone, and the third is present but detached: however, the pages turn easily without snagging. Text in French and English throughout (German and English in the case of Duchamp). Man Ray's introduction is set at the beginning of the book; the four contributors' texts, which introduce groupings of the photographs, are titled: The visages of woman; Men before the mirror; When things dream; and Rayographs 1921-1928. A legendary production - and a very satisfactory copy. [The 'Deuxieme Edition' / 'Second Edition' printed onto the title pages of unsold (first edition) copies was the publisher's ruse in the hope of boosting sales.] Now housed and conserved in a custom-made felt-lined black buckram-covered Solander box with Man Ray's name blocked in silver to the spine to match the cover title. Very Good.
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Toman Brajovic, edited by:
The War of Liberation in the Works of Yugoslav Artists / Narodnooslobodilacka Borba u Delima Likovnih Umetnika Jugoslavije / NOB u Delima Likovnih Umetnika Jugoslavije.

Belgrade / Beograd: Invalidski List, 1958. First edition. Unpaginated. Over 300pp, consisting of a foreword followed by 272 illustrations - mostly full-page, and including many tipped-in colour plates. Text and captions in both Serbian and English. Contents clean, fresh and unmarked. Large quarto, in the original half binding of pale green mock pigskin with undressed cloth boards, titled in gilt. Firm and clean, almost as new. Near Fine.
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SVIIB Students' Association of the Faculty of Business Administration, and Rotterdam School of Management:
India, Culture and Management: the art of doing business.

Delft: Eburon, 1989. First edition. viii, 271pp. Illustrated with text diagrams and 24 colour plates of work by contemporary Indian artists. The half-title bears a signed gift inscription which appears to be that of Amit Ambalal, one of the artists whose work is reproduced, and whose painting also adorns the cover. Contents otherwise clean. Large paperback, 240x158mm, with bright pictorial covers, slightly faded to spine: firm and clean with very small knocks to corners. Very nice copy. Very Good+.

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edited bt Bhupendra Karia:
Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective

New York: CICA / Center for International Contemporary Arts, 1989. First edition. viii, [2], 134pp, with many works illustrated, including 46 in colour. Contents clean and unmarked. Large quarto, 28x21.5cms, glossy red thin card covers, firm and clean, with light signs of use - light scuffs, small knocks to corners, and a faint crease to one corner. Very good copy. Very Good.

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Nicholas DeVille:
Virgin Oil.

[publisher not stated], 1991. [16]pp. A4 art-catalogue-style stapled booklet: black text and monochrome images on good quality semi-gloss paper. White card covers subtitled: 'Enacting the Biography of the Artist / Modern Genres / A Morphology of Art Language'. An Art polemic. Very fresh copy with small knock to foot of spine, minimal blunting to corners. Near Fine.

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Dawn Ades, Tim Benton, David Elliott, and Iain Boyd Whyte (compiled and selected by): with an introduction by Eric Hobsbawm and an afterword by Neal Ascherson:
Art and Power. Europe under the Dictators, 1930-45. [Hardback edition].

London: Thames and Hudson, in association with Hayward Gallery, 1995. First edition. 360pp, illustrated in colour and monochrome. Contents fresh and clean, as new. Large quarto, in the original binding of glazed ochre cloth, spine titled in red. Bright, fresh and sharp, with slight blunting to spine ends. In the protected pictorial dust jacket, bright and clean, slightly knocked to the top edge. Near Fine in very good dust-jacket.
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Ellsworth Kelly: edited by Diane Waldman:
Ellsworth Kelly: A Retrospective.

London: Tate Gallery Publishing, [1997]. First UK edition. viii, 335pp, richly illustrated. Large quarto, 272 x 294mm. Contents as new. Spine not totally flat as book has been opened. Beautiful copy with minimal traces of handling to covers (faint scuffs catch the light). If it were anyone other than Kelly it might pass as new. Fine.
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Vladimir Sterligov: edited by Alla Povelikhina:
Vladimir Sterligov 1904-1973: Drawings and Water Colors (Watercolours).

Moscow?: [publication data in Cyrillic], 2000. Presumed first edition. Russian and English text. 80pp, with many colour plates. A lavish production, presenting the works purchased by Vnesheconombank as a gift to the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Contents fresh and clean and unmarked, with a silk marker. Large quarto in dark blue cloth with small pictorial onlay and titled in silver in Russian and English. Firm, bright and fresh, with a few very small soil marks and head of spine slightly blunted. Near-Fine..
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Royal Academy of Arts: William Scott:
Royal Academy of Arts Recipe Book: illustrated with a selection of paintings by William Scott RA (1913-1989). [aka Scott Recipe Book].

London: Royal Academy, [2004] Presumed only edition. Ring-bound in boards: lined paper for recipes to be added, divided into 12 sections by stoutly thumb-tabbed dividers, each of which reproduces a Scott painting (or detail), with a related recipe on the reverse. The tabs are labelled with categories of dish - Starters, Soup, Vegetables, Fish, etc. The ring binding is housed in a firm, curved spine. All fresh, clean and unused. 21.5x17cms, in durable and attractive smooth grey boards, both of which carry Scott images. The boards do, however, register any contact with, say, a fingernail, in handling, and such happenings have left a few lines which, however insignificant, can catch the light. Lovely copy, like new. Fine.

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Candice Breitz: edited by Yilmaz Dziewior:
Candice Breitz: The Scripted Life.

Bregenz: Walther König, KUB Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2010. First edition. 231pp, illustrated. German and English text. Catalogue Raisonné Video Installations 1999-2010. Fine and unmarked in the original binding of red cloth. Fine.

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Yang, Haegue:
Haegue Yang: Arrivals.

Bregenz: Walther König, KUB Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2011. First edition. 351pp, illustrated. German and English text. Catalogue Raisonné 1994-2011. Fine and unmarked in the original binding of bright green cloth. Fine.
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Tobias Meyer (introduction by):
Looking Closely: A Private Collection. Evening Auction in London 10 February 2011. [Includes the Francis Bacon Triptych wraparound.]

London: Sotheby's, 2011. 200pp, richly illustrated in colour, with some foldouts. Softcover, 11.5"x9", with grey card covers illustrated with the Lucian Freud self-portrait on the front and the Dali portrait of Paul Elouard on the back: but this copy also includes the glossy card wraparound which reproduces the Francis Bacon Triptych 'Three Studies for a Portrait of Lucian Freud' at a good size, each panel 23x19.5cms (plus margins). The catalogue is in fine condition: the wraparound has a couple of tiny scuffs to the margins. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.
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Rob and Nick Carter: with an essay by Kate Bryan.
Transforming.

London: Fine Art Society, 2013. First and only edition. 335pp, richly illustrated in colour. A conspectus of the couple's extraordinary work over 15 years. Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at The Fine Art Society Contemporary, London, 4 October-2 November 2013. Contents fresh and unmarked: (light 1cm smudge to white of p.143). Some of the high gloss pages adhere to each other slightly and may require a gentle peeling apart to open, a momentary operation: all checked opening ok with no surface damage. 30.5x24.5cms, in the black pictorial boards. Fine and bright, with minimal signs of handling - slight compression at foot of spine, an inch of slight ridging to the edge of one board, and a few faint pressure lines visible when they catch the light. One of 2,000 copies printed. Extremely scarce: a lovely copy. Near Fine.
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