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Guy Atkins | Asger Jorn : the Final Years 1965 – 1973 | Lund Humphries | 1980 | Hardback in jacket, damp stain on front endpaper, small ink / paint marks on edge, paper becoming foxed. | £200.00

Milton Avery | Figures from the Forties | Thomas Gibson Fine Art | 1981 | Jacket is lightly sunned at edges, with a few tiny marks on the back cover. Outer edge of this slender book is a little bumped about a quarter of the way down: this only touches the extreme edge of the margin of the affected pages, & does not intrude anywhere near the text or reproductions. | £25.00

Luciano Caramel | Medardo Rosso | South Bank Centre | 1994 | 185332115X Outer edge of pageblock foxed, heavily at the top. Light wear to cover, back cover slightly sunned. | £27.50

Richard Carline, Max Chapman, Edmund Swinglehurst | John Duguid 1906-1961 | – | 1962 | Stapled chapbook with stained unlaminated cover. Blotchy foxing mark in outer margin of last two pages. Fingernail nick in outer margin of pp.27-30. No other problems with text pages or plates. | £20.00

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Edmund Carpenter | Eskimo Realities | Holt, Rinehart & Winston | 1973 | 0030075769 No jacket, oatmeal coloured cloth cover is sunned at spine & edge, generally rather worn & marked. Outer edge of page block is heavily foxed on top edge, dustmarked on lower edge. | £30.00

Jill Cook | Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind | British Museum Press | 2013 | 9780714123332 In unclipped jacket. Minor wear to jacket. Top edge of pageblock lightly foxed. | £90.00 

Peter Davies | Bratby | Old Bakehouse Publications | 2002 | 9781874538745 Signed by author. | £35.00

Joanna Drew; Michael Harrison; David Attenborough | Miniature African Sculptures from the Herman Collection | Arts Council of Great Britain | 1985 | 0728704544 Predominantly white cover rather worn & marked, impression of old pencilled price on first page. | £100.00

H. S. Ede | Alfred Wallis, 17th July to 11th August 1962, Piccadilly Gallery | William G. Ridler | 1962 | Eight page stapled catalogue for the second gallery exhibition of Wallis’s work, following one shared with Christopher Wood in 1950, consisting of an introduction by Ede, an unsigned biographical note, three black & white reproductions of his paintings, & the list of 52 works on display. A typed price list for 10 of the paintings is loosely inserted.The top edge of the catalogue is a little crinkled. | £50.00

Patrick Eliot; Bill Hare; Andrew Wilson | Boyle Family | National Galleries of Scotland | 2003 | 9781903278437 Rather worn copy with sunned spine, bumped lower corner, signed by all four members of the Boyle Family. | £50.00

Russell Ferguson et al. | Christian Marclay | Steidl | 2003 | 3882439319 Some wear to cover & edge, front cover set forward. | £40.00

Ross Feld | Guston in Time: Remembering Philip Guston | Counterpoint | 2003 | 9781582432847 First edition in unclipped jacket. | £15.00

J.J. Fox & T.H. Bowles | The Analysis of Pigments, Paints & Varnishes | Ernest Benn | 1927 | Hardback/no dj. Good. Grey boards rather worn at top and foot of spine and corners. Spine slightly faded but blue lettering still clear and well-defined. Top of page edges dusty and a little foxed. Some foxing to eps. Crossed-out name on fep. Ready to post in UK. | £35.00

Lisa Guild: British Abstraction of the 1930s. Albemarle Gallery, 1988. Paperback (stapled). Good. Catalogue for the 13 Jan – 5 Feb 1988 exhibition. Introduction by Lisa Guild. 11 artists each with a biography and one b/w plate, chronology, bibliography. (Stock ref 1730) £8.00

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Philip Guston; Michael Auping | Philip Guston Retrospective | Royal Academy of Arts | 2003 | 9781903973493 Light wear to cover & edge | £50.00

Kris Harzinski | From Here to There | Princeton Architectural Press | 2010 | 9781568988825 Minor wear to cover & edge. | £20.00

Gerard Hemsworth; Paris Moon [intr.] | After Urban Garden | Moon Gallery | 2010 | 9789881963116 Booklet to accompany Hemsworth’s first solo exhibition in Asia, at the Moon Gallery, Hong Kong. | £20.00

Malcolm Haslam | William Staite Murray | Crafts Council | 1984 | 0903798794 Faint impression of old pencilled price on ffep. | £40.00

Roni Horn; Louise Bourgeois; Anne Carson; Helene Cixous; John Waters | Wonderwater (Alice Offshore) | Steidl | 2004 | 9783865210050 Four volumes in slipcase. Slipcase is a little worn, pale spine of volume 2 is lightly foxed/marked. | £200.00

An-Yi Pan: Contemporary Taiwanese Art in the Era of Contention. Taipei Fine Arts Museum/ Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 2004. 9570169273. Oversized paperback. Catalogue published to accompany exhibition of same name. Parallel English/Chinese text. Illustrated. Good. Cover is rather worn, particularly on lower edge front cover. Corners bumped. Lower corner front cover creased. Gift inscription on title page which also has set off from yellow inside front cover. Tiny closed nick in top of edge of contents page. Edge of page block a little grubby. Dispatched first class from UK within 2 working days. (Stock ref 373) £55.00

Simon Patterson | Republicans | Third Eye Centre | 1989 | Card covered booklet in jacket. | £50.00

Richard Prince | American English | Sadie Coles HQ | 2003 | 3883757179 Outer edge of cover worn, trace of old price on first page. | £100.00

Alan Riddell | Typewriter Art | London Magazine Editions | 1975 | 0900626992 Unclipped dustjacket is worn & badly scuffed, with what looks like some damage from a label having been clumsily removed. The pale cover of the book itself has picked up a few small marks, & is a little worn at the extremities of its spine. | £1,000.00

Emil Schumacher / Jens Christian Jensen / Andreas Franzke / Luigi Cavadini: Emil Schumacher : 2 volumes in case. Fidia 1994 serviceable two volume set: the card case is worn, with a split on the lower edge; the white card covers of the two books are worn & marked, as are the edges; there is a noticeable ripple to the edge of the page block of both vols; both vols have a previous owner’s signature on the half title page, and there is the imprint of some other bookdealer’s price on the ffep of vol 1: overall, this is still an impressive set, but very definitely secondhand (Stock ref 1908) £40.00

Joy Sleeman | The Sculpture of William Tucker | Lund Humphries | 2007 | 9780853319269 Withdrawn library copy in jacket. Expected library markings, lower edge of cover a little shelfworn, otherwise in excellent condition. | £100.00

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The Robert Moore Collection of Fine and Important Korean Ceramics. Thursday, October 16, 1986. | Christie’s New York | 1986 | Pressure marks on back cover of jacket where book has been used as a writing surface. Price list loosely inserted. | £35.00

Gino Severini | The Artist and Society | Harvill | 1946 | First edition in scuffed wrapper, with loss around the top of the spine. The book is slant, with its front cover set forward. Marginal pencil marking to text pages, also against sections of text on the front flap & back cover. Extensive patches of discoloration to opening & closing pages. | £20.00

Ralph Steadman; Andrew Lambirth | Red Alert | October Gallery | 1990 | light external wear | £15.00

Joao Vieira: 25 Anos de Trabalho. &etc, 1985. Paperback. PORTUGUESE TEXT ONLY. Blue cover rather worn and grubby, several thumb marks, corners bumped. Generously illustrated, with biography and texts by E.M. de Melo e Castro & Ernesto de Sousa among others. PORTUGUESE TEXT ONLY. (Stock ref 1902) £50.00

Andrea Vizzini: The Teoretical Painting. Ravagan, 1986. Paperback with flaps. 118pp. Good plus. Top and lower edges are rather worn where they have been deliberately cut longer than the page block. Cover has few tiny indentations. Corners bumped. Faint grubby mark on back ep. Many colour and b&w plates. (Stock ref 319) £20.00

Theodor Werner : Ausgewahlte Arbeiten 1939-1966 Karl & Faber 1992 predominantly white cover of catalogue is worn & marked (Stock ref 2175) £10.00

Theodor Werner : Miniaturen auf Papier 1944-1968 Karl & Faber 1990 predominantly white cover of catalogue is worn & marked, with quite heavy blotchy marking on the back (Stock ref 2173) £10.00