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1 19249Barker, Nicolas Treasures of the British Library
Harry N Abrams NY 1989 0810916533 / 9780810916531 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
272 pages; Near Fine/Near Fine. Gift inscription on front fly-leaf. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has tiny bump back top spine tip. Now in protective sleeve. Marbled endpapers. Black boards with bright gilt lettering. More than three centuries of collecting by one of the world's greatest treasure houses of books and manuscripts are vividly chronicled in the survey of the outstanding holdings of the British Library. Large book (9 x 12 x 1) Media mail only. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 19251Clute, John Science Fiction, The Illustrated Encyclopedia
Dorling Kindersley NY 1995 0789401851 / 9780789401854 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
312 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Soft bump bottom corner tips. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Black boards with bright silver lettering. Dust Jacket shows crease to middle of front panel when held to the light just right. Tiny chip at top corner tip and top spine tip. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Authoritative, decade by decade overviews of every aspect of Science Fiction, from books to comics, films to television. More than 100 internationally acclaimed Science Fiction writers, with complete bibliographies of their work. Unique time charts covering the history of Science Fiction from its earliest roots in the 17th century to the present. Media Mail only. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 18821Dallas Business Committee for the Arts Dallas Business Committee for the Arts Orientation, Information Packet
Dallas Business Committee for the Arts 1994 3-ring binder Fine 
Unpaginated pages; Fine condition. Large Three Ring Notebook Binder. Dallas Business Committee for the Arts Orientation / Information Packet. Includes: Organization, Bylaws, Board Directory, Committees and Project Handbook. Approximately 250 pages. Media mail only. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 18820Dallas Cultural Resources The Partnership Handbook - Dallas Cultural Resources Guide 1992
Dallas Cultural Resources TX 1992 3-ring binder Fine 
251 pages; Fine condition. Large Three Ring Binder. A profile of cultural organizations, a directory of performing arts facilities, and a registry of individual artists in the Dallas area. Media mail only. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 15802Flaccus, Louis W. The Spirit and Substance of Art, Third Edition
Appleton-Century-Crofts NY 1941 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 593 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Third Edition. Former University library book, with stamps, pocket and spine label in pen. Navy cloth boards with gilt lettering and design. Lightly shelf rubbed at edges. Outside page edges lightly age tanned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. Wonderful black and white illustrations, painted art and medieval carvings. Preface to the third edition: A seventh part has been added. This new material covers some hundred pages. The theory is that art is semblance - is presented systematically; Paul Krummeich has rewritten his chapter on music in the light of his newer theories; there are a few new pictures and a few other minor corrections. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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6 18613Fogg, Georgia (Ed) Sotheby's Art at Auction, 1986-87
Sotheby's Publications 1987 0856673420 / 9780856673429 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
448 pages; Fine/Near Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has soft bump to top edge of front panel - and soft bump to back panel causing a very slight crease. Now in protective sleeve. 448 pages. Illustrated throughout. Large - 8˝ x 11 x 1˝ . An upsurge of excitement in the art market saw spectacular paintings, collections and works of art change hands at record prices in the salesrooms worldwide. More than 450 of the finest works of art illustrated in colour and described with prices, Art at Auction is an invaluable visual review of the season at Sotheby's. Media Mail only! 
Price: 30.00 USD
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7 18869Muller, Theodor Sculpture in the Netherlands, Germany, France and Spain 1400 to 1500, The Pelican History of Art Series
Penguin Books MD 1966 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
Ex-Library; 262 pages; Good/No Jacket. Burgundy/red boards with gilt design. SMU ex-library. Stamps, including outside bottom/top page edges. Date due slip. Spine label. Just a bit of shelf rub at edges. Back inside board just starting at the top. Outside page edges lightly age tanning. 192 plates. Beautiful Sculpture! Large, heavy book - media mail only. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 18987Sorokin, Pitirim A. Social and Cultural Dynamics, Volume ONE (1) Fluctuation of Forms of Art (Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music, Literature, and Criticism)
American Book Company NY 1937 First Edition; First Printing Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 745 pages; Good/No Jacket. Volume One ONLY. Solid binding and hinges. SMU Ex-Library. Stamps, nameplate, pocket, Date Due slip, spine pen. Spine faded. Front board gilt lettering nice and bright. Just a bit of shelf rub at the edges. DJ flaps glued inside front board. Text clear of markings. Media mail only. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 18129Viale, Mercedes Tapestries, 70 Plates in Full Colour
Paul Hamlyn 1969 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
159 pages; Near Fine/Near Fine. Name/address stamp to front fly leaf. Beautiful glossy pages illustrated with tapestry photos. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is price clipped. Tiny bit of shelf rub at back bottom corner tip. Now in protective sleeve. 70 plates in full Colour for Allan Waller Ltd. Fascinating! The art of tapestry has perhaps never reached greater heights that it did in the Middle Ages, when a unique combination of aesthetic sensibility and technical skill was achieved by hundreds of weavers working in France, Flanders, Switzerland and Germany. 
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