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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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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.

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]. Very good copy with head of binder damaged. Plates and text clean and unmarked, corners good; small tears to binder holes at spine ends. Residue of small pencilled price to corner of title page. Faint greying of some white page areas from offsetting. 31x24.5cms, in the original white plastic comb binding. The Man Ray colour photograph front cover is clean and complete, with minimal (c.1mm) scuffs to the edges, a crease across the upper corner, tiny creases adjacent to the spine, a few short rubbed striations to the top edge, and one or two lesser imperfections. 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. The top two circlets of the binder have gone, and the third is present but detached. Text in French and English throughout (German and English in the case of Duchamp). The 'Deuxieme Edition' / 'Second Edition' printed on the title pages of unsold (first edition) copies was the publisher's ruse in the hope of boosting sales. Man Ray's introduction is set at the beginning of the book, and the four contributors' texts, introducing the 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. 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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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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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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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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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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Douglas W. Druick, Fred Leeman, MaryAnne Stevens, et al:
Odilon Redon 1840-1916.

London: The Royal Academy of Arts with Thames and Hudson, (and Art Institute of Chicago, and Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam) 1994. First UK edition. 464pp, with hundreds of magnificent plates, mostly in colour. Contents fresh and unmarked. Bookshop barcode sticker on pastedown under front flap. Large quarto, in the original rich golden-yellow cloth, with publisher's insignia and titling in red, in immaculate condition. The pictorial dustjacket is bright and clean and fresh, with a slight knock to the head of the spine. Some faint marks caused by normal handling as jacket surface is pressure-sensitive. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.
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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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Paul Augustinus:
Desert Adventure. In search of wilderness in Namibia and Botswana. [de luxe signed Sponsors' Edition]

South Africa: Acorn Books, 1997. First printing, Sponsors' Edition. 240pp: with maps, and richly illustrated with the author's drawings, paintings, and colour photographs of wildlife. Half-title is signed by Paul Augustinus and bears the tipped-in Sponsors' Edition slip stating it to be Volume H (of 26 copies), and the recipient's name. Laid-in is a tissue folder containing an extra-illustration lithograph of an elephant, similar to that reproduced on the contents page. Landscape quarto (11x11.5ins), in the special grey half-leather binding with red spine label and marbled boards. All as new, in the oatmeal cloth slipcase with marbled edges and rounded leather rims: as new but for a 5mm pale mark and a trace of scuffing to the marbling. Beautiful copy. Fine.
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Stergilov, Vladimir: edited by Alla Povelikhina:
Vladimir Sterligov 1904-1973: Drawings and Water Colors.

Moscow?: 2000. Presumed first edition. Russian and English text (though publication details are in Russian only). 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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Im Lichte Caspar David Friedrichs: Fruhe Freilichtmalerei in Danemark und Norddeutschland. [German language edition of the catalogue for the exhibition titled Baltic Light or Lumiere du Nord when shown in Canada]

Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2000. xii, 220pp, illustrated in colour. Contents clean and fresh and unmarked. Large quarto softcover, with faint crease to spine. Near 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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