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[Charles Heath]:
Heath's Gallery of British Engravings. Volume I.

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1836. First edition. Unpaginated*. The engraved title page is followed by the collection of engravings, each with a blank guard leaf and followed by a page with descriptive text. In some cases the described engravings are absent, apparently never bound in. Here there are 59 engravings, each with its descriptive text, but also the descriptions of 13 engravings which are not present. Includes engravings by J.M.W.Turner, Lawrence, and many by Stanfield, Stephanoff, and others. Contents very clean, one plate having a small tide mark. All edges gilt, in a recent binding of russet cloth, spine titled gilt on a black label. [*the text pages are numbered, but not usefully, with several pages sharing the same number.] VG+.

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[Charles Heath]:
Heath's Gallery of British Engravings. Volume III.

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1837. First edition. Unpaginated*. The engraved title page is followed by the collection of engravings, each with a blank guard leaf and followed by a page with descriptive text. In some cases the described engravings are absent, apparently never bound in. Here there are 65 engravings, each (except for the last 5) with its descriptive text, but also the descriptions of 5 engravings which are not present. Includes engravings by J.M.W.Turner, Lawrence, John Martin, and many by Boxall, Cattermole, and others. Contents generally clean, a few plates with foxing spots. All edges gilt, in a recent binding of russet cloth, spine titled gilt on a black label. [*the text pages are numbered, but not usefully, with several pages sharing the same number.] VG+.

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T. Crofton Croker: edited by T. Wright, with a memoir of the author by his son, T.F. Dillon Croker: with ownership, gift inscription, and a DRAWING by William Rothenstein:
Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland.

London: William Tegg, n.d. [c.1870] A New and Complete Edition. xxxiv, [ii], 486, [2], [4] adverts. Many engravings in the text. Inner joints discreetly repaired. A few pages circa p333 have some foxing to the margin. p.xiii/xiv has an edge repair, and there is a little damage to the edge of p.255. Contents in very good order, with minimal other indications of age or use. The front free endpaper bears (all in ink) the lightly crossed-out ownership name 'Willy Rothenstein 1887', followed by the gift inscription 'To William Jellie esq. B.A. // In memory of the many happy hours I have spent with you in London // from [signed] Will Rothenstein // July 1888'; with, on the pastedown, a humorous ink caricature, perhaps a likeness of Jellie, with peasant hat and pipe, initialled WR, and captioned 'Och, a Paddy e'er was a sharrp wan.' Jellie, an Irishman, who went on to become a Unitarian minister of note, would have been about 22, while Rothenstein would have been about 16, and was to become famed for his portraits. In the recently refurbished original binding of green cloth, ruled and decorated in black, and titled in gilt. A very attractive sound bright copy, with a delightful provenance. Very Good+.

Price: £620.00


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Adolph von Menzel: mit Text von Ernst Kiesling:
Adolph von Menzel's Illustrationen zu Kugler, Geschichte Friedrich der Grossen.

Leipzig: Hermann Mendelssohn, 1906. First edition thus. [iv], 52, followed by the 372 illustrations, sometimes several to a page, printed recto, followed by a further 16 in the appendix. Contents clean and unmarked, with the original patterned endpapers. Large quarto, in the original pictorial binding of buff cloth, slightly soiled, spine dulled. Very good firm copy. 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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One Hundred Figure Drawings.

London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1936. First UK edition. 96pp: with Table of Contents and a short Introduction. Contents very clean. Quarto, in the original pale ochre cloth lettered in brown, with some soiling, rebacked, with the spine relaid. Good firm copy, uncommon edition. Very Good.

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Wilhelm Kelber: authorised translation by M.L. Mitchell:
The Picture of Christ as evidence of Religious Development.

London: The Christian Community Bookshop, 1937. First edition. 27, [i], followed by the 39 monochrome plates, printed recto. Book printed on coated stock. Some foxing to the first plate and to the list facing it, as well as to the blank leaves at the back of the book: one or two other pages have a single spot. Contents otherwise clean. 253x184mm, in the original gilt paper-covered boards, printed in red. Somewhat darkened, but firm and unmarked, upper corners knocked, slight fraying to spine ends. Good copy. 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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edited by Theo Crosby and John Bodley, designed by Gordon House:
LIving Arts 1 [aka LIving Arts I]

London: Institute of Contemporary Art / ICA, 1963. First edition. 107pp, illustrated in monochrome, and with excellent articles concerning themselves with music, film, photography and poetry as well as painting and sculpture, and followed by a few pages of advertisements. Most of the first page [pp1-2] has been neatly excised, leaving a two-inch stub with an ownership stamp, and leaving us short of the mission statement, a list of contents, and perhaps an image on the reverse. Contents otherwise in good order, the final page having a bottom corner crease. There is a closed one-inch tear to the top edges of both the front cover and p3/4, both repaired with archival tissue. 19.7x20.7cms, firm in pictorial card covers: showing wear, with light soiling, creases and edge scuffs, and the head of the spine is slightly chipped. Much of the laminate has flaked off and should probably be dispensed with. Thus and hence, the budget price! G-.

Price: £80.00


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Artforum: 1969 February. Vol VII No.6, with Richard Serra cover.

New York: Artforum, 1969. Contents clean and fresh. Covers have short split to bottom 2" of spine, some soiling to back cover, front cover slightly rubbed, with top corner bent, and writing in biro under the title. Good copy of a scarce issue. Very Good.

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Anna Forlana Tempesti, scelte e annotate da:
Stefano della Bella: Incisione.

Firenze: La Nuova Italia, 1972. First edition. [ii], 13, [i], followed by 107 plates, (mostly full page, and several folding), followed by [46p] Elenco delle Tavole, and [ii] Bibliografia Sommaria. Italian text. Contents as new, with some pale foxing to the closed top edge. Very large book, 44 x 32 cms, in the original binding of fine sea-green cloth, with the artist's monogram in white on the front, and the spine titled in white: firm and clean with very slight compression to some extremities. In the pictorial dust jacket, plain to the spine and lower panel, top edge slightly knocked, 1cm closed tear to bottom edge. Near Fine in very good dust-jacket.
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Georges Pillement: avec Préface par André Watteau:
Les Pré-Impressionistes.

Zoug (Suisse): les Clefs du Temps, 1974. First edition. 382pp, illustrated in colour and black and white. Contents clean and unmarked, but for a soil mark to the initial blank leaf, and which has transferred slightly to the front free endpaper, which also has some soiling at the hinge. Large square quarto, 294x265mm, in the original binding of undressed grey hessian titled in brown, bright, firm, and clean, with very slight fading to bottom edge: in the protected pictorial dust jacket, edges slightly knocked, with a few very small closed tears, head of spine scuffed. Very nice copy. VG+ in very good dust-jacket.
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Artforum: 3 odd issues (can split): 1978 October. Vol XVII No.2, David Diao cover; 1980 November. Vol XIX No.3, Scott Burton cover; 1982 Summer (June). Vol XX No.10, Robert Mangold cover.

New York: Artforum, 1978, 1980, 1982. Contents clean and fresh in all three issues. 1978 October is VG+, the 1980 November Scott Burton cover has edge and spine scuffs and a big crease to the wide fore-edge border, and the 1982 Summer issue is about Fine. Very Good.
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Artforum: 3 odd issues: 1980 May. Vol XVIII No.9, Marcel Broodhaers cover; 1981 Summer (June). Vol XIX No.10, Coffeeshop cups cover; 1982 September. Vol XXI No.1, Forum portrait cover.

New York: Artforum, 1980, 1981, 1982. The contents of these three issues are clean, with slight rippling from former damp, and with light wear to the covers. The 1981 Summer issue is rather more rippled, with a heavy scuff to the fore-edge of its front cover, and the 1982 September issue has traces of former adhesion at the upper corner of some page openings, in the form of a small patch of light speckling to a few images. G-.
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Artforum: 5 odd issues (can split): 1983 September. Vol XXII No.1, Brice Marden cover; 1983 October. Vol XXII No.2, Jannis Kounellis cover; 1983 November. Vol XXII No.3, Joan Miro cover; 1984 January. Vol XXII No.5, Pontus Hulten & Jean Tinguely cover. 1984 March. Vol XXII No.7, Robert Colescott cover.

New York: Artforum, 1983, 1984. The contents of these five issues are clean, with some degree of rippling from former damp towards the upper corners. The covers are clean, with minimal wear, although March 1984 has a crease to the back cover. Good.
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Artforum: 5 odd issues (can split): 1983 April. Vol XXI No.8, Eric Fischl cover; 1983 May. Vol XXI No.9 Special issue, 'Mother love in monkeys' cover; 1983 Summer (June). Vol XXI No.10, Chantal Akerman cover; 1983 December. Vol XXII No.4, Sigmar Polke cover; and 1988 April, with Bruce Charlesworth cover.

New York: Artforum, 1983, 1988 The contents of these five issues are clean and fresh, with minimal wear to covers, except that the 1983 Summer issue has a large crease across the bottom corner of its front cover, the contents page and first few advertisement pages. Very Good.
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Kosta Boyadjievski:
Le Trésor Artistique De La Macédoine. [French Language Edition] (The artistic treasure of Macedonia).

Skopje: Makedonska kniga, 1984. First edition. 322pp, richly illustrated, mostly in colour. Includes architecture and crafts and much religious art - mosaics, icons and manuscripts. Glossy production: contents pristine. Large quarto, in glazed blue faux leather titled in gilt, very bright, one corner slightly knocked. In the protected pictorial dust jacket: very bright and fresh: a few tiny scuffs to edges, otherwise as new. Beautiful copy of a scarce book. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.
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Artforum: 1984 February. Vol XXII No.6, with Joel Peter Witkin cover.

New York: Artforum, 1984. The contents clean and fresh, with minimal wear to cover. Very Good.

Price: £60.00


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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+.

Price: £30.00


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edited by 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.

Price: £100.00


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