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TURKEY: FROM THE SELCUKS TO THE OTTOMANS
Written by Henri Stierlin.
Stock no. 1819176
Published by Taschen. 1st 1998. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Taschen's World Architecture. This volume, covering South-East Europe and the Near East from the 13th to the 19th centuries, features all the most important mosques, Koran schools, palaces and caravanserais of the Selcuks and Ottomans. Large format. Pink boards, white titles. Colour photos & illustrations. ISBN: 3822877670. Light scuffing to rear panel of dustwrapper.

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EYE TO EYE
Written by Frans Lanting; Christine Eckstrom.
Stock no. 2130996
Published by Taschen. 1st 1997. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Black boards, blind titles to spine and front cover. Stunning colour photography throughout. Intimate Encounters With The Animal World. ISBN: 382287745X. Wrapper is edge-creased with some fading at edges.

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CARS OF THE 50S VINTAGE AUTO ADS
Written by Jim Heimann; Tony Thacker.
Stock no. 2128778
Published by Taschen. 2009. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Colour illustrations. Introduced by Thacker. Editor: Heimann. ISBN: 9783836514279. Some bumping to top and tail of spine and a couple of corners. Contents are still fine. Wrapper is edge-creased.

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CARS NOW VOL 1
Written by Dan Ross.
Stock no. 2128043
Published by Taschen. 1st 2011. Nearly fine condition.

A guide to the most notable cars today (2010). Features over 100 car brands. Edited by Dan Ross of Intersection magazine. Packed with colour photos. Text in English French and German. 511 pages includes index. ISBN: 9783836519847. Small dents to lower cover edges.

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PAINTING OF THE GOTHIC ERA
Written by Robert Suckale; Matthias Weniger.
Stock no. 2116336
Published by Taschen. 1999. Nearly fine condition.

Large format. Card wraps. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 3822865257. A few marks to half-title page.

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ISLAM VOLUME I EARLY ARCHITECTURE FROM BAGHDAD TO CORDOBA
Written by Henri Stierlin.
Stock no. 2115903
Published by Taschen. 1st 1996. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Taschen's World Architecture Series. Colour photos and diagrams throughout. ISBN: 3822885614. Bumping to corners and edges. A few marks to covers. Some pencil and erasing to front endpaper. Wrapper is faded to spine, with edge-creasing and a few nicks and a couple of closed tears.

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NEW FORMS ARCHITECTURE IN THE 1990S
Written by Philip Jodidio.
Stock no. 2115020
Published by Taschen. 1st 1997. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Turquoise covers, colour photos throughout. Taschen's World Architecture series. ISBN: 3822885797. Bumping and wear, with some chipping to corners. A few marks to endpapers. Wrapper is edge-creased with some chips.

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CABINET OF NATURAL CURIOSITIES
Written by Albertus Seba.
Stock no. 2111885
Published by Taschen. 1st thus 2001. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Very large format. 18" x 12" by 3". Albertus Seba's "Cabinet of Natural Curiosities" is one of the i8th century's greatest natural history achievements and remains one of the most prized natural history books of all time. Though it was common for men of his profession to collect natural specimens for research purposes, Amsterdam-based pharmacist Albertus Seba(1665-1736) had a passion that led him far beyond the call of duty. His amazing, unprecedented collection of animals, plants and insects from all around the world gained international fame during his lifetime. In 1731, after decades of collecting, he commissioned illustrations of each and every specimen and arranged the publication of a four volume catalogue detailing his entire collection - from strange and exotic plants to snakes, frogs, crocodiles, shellfish, corals, insects, butterflies and more, as well as fantastic beasts such as a seven-headed hydra. The beautiful illustrations transport these creatures from the scientific world of specimens into extremely aesthetic and vivid scenes, where plants and animals intermingle. It is this narrative element that continues to lend the book much of its special fascination. This magnificent reproduction of all 449 of the original plates is taken from a rare, hand coloured copy at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague. The introduction provides background information on the intriguing tradition of the cabinet of curiosities to which Seba's colection belonged, while an additional annex written by contemporary scientists provides descriptions of the specimens. A journey into the past and simultaneously a road to rediscovering the wonders of Nature, which remain as vital as ever. 588 pages. ISBN: 3822816000. Contained in original red corrugated cardboard box that has a small dent hole to front and some wear to edges and tabs. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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