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Modernists & Mavericks - Bacon Freud Hockney and the London Painters

Thames & Hudson, London
Heavy 8vo. 352pp, colour plates, index etc
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Joseph Gray's Camouflage - A Memoir of Art Love and Deception

Unbound, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 340pp, plates etc.
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Long Walk to Freedom

Little Brown, Boston
1st US printing. Large 8vo in black cloth backed green paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, map end-papers, 558pp plates, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of creasing to very top edge tip of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Transvestite Memoirs of the Abbe de Choisy - and the Story of the Marquise-Marquis de Banneville

Peter Owen, London
8vo in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 136pp, plates, bibliography, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy ( top edge of page block slightly tanned) in a FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket
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The Ascent of John Tyndall - Victorian Scientist, Mountaineer, and Public Intellectual

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Thick, heavy 8vo. in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 556pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
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Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Authors - Robert Burns

The Roycrofters, East Aurora, New York
1st printing. Hand sewn in stiff card covers, paginated 73 to 96, finely printed on hand-made paper. Lacks the photo portrait of Burns which was issued loose from the text, this is otherwise a complete copy
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy ( pages slightly tanned)
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Tupperware - the Promise of Plastic in 1950s America

Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington
8vo in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 241pp, illustrations in text, index etc
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London Docklands - Past, Present and Future - An illustrated guide to glorious history, splendid heritage and dramatic regeneration in European ports.

Olytechnic of East London / Thames & Hudson, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 60pp, plates etc.
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Love in Earnest - Some Notes on the Lives and Writings of English 'Uranian' Poets From 1880-1930

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 280pp, plates, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
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Thomas, Lucy and Alatau - the Atkinsons Adventures in Siberia and the Kazakh Steppe

Unicorn Publishing, London
Heavy 8vo. in brigt red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 344pp, plates in colour and b/w, bibliography, index etc
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All Because of Him (SIGNED COPY)

Fowey Rare Books, Cornwall
8vo in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 216pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions). Memoirs of Nazi era and post-war Germany
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Spheres of Action - Art and Politics

Tate Publishing, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in textured stiff card covers, 159pp, plates, index
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The Routledge Companion to Medieval Warfare

Routledge, London & New York
4to in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 381pp, illustrations in text, index etc
A well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Berlin - the Politics of Order 1737 - 1989

Rizzoli, New York
Heavy 4to. in red cloth, black lettering to spine. 269pp, plates, index etc
VERY GOOD a clean and tight barely read copy (the black spine lettering is rubbed, covers slightly sunned, two very small black ink blots to front cover - all hidden by the dust jacket and otherwise a fine clean and tight copy) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (mild vertical crease to spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Let it Go Among Our People - An illustrated history of the English Bible from John Wyclif to the King James Version

Lutterworth Press, Cambridge
4to in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 160pp, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. Publishers press and review materials loosely inserted
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The Kenwood Ladies Bathing Pond

Association of Users of the Kenwood Ladies Bathing Pond
Large 8vo in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 69pp illustrations in text,
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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Escape From the Shadows - Robin Maugham - His Autobiography

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux-leather covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 278pp, plates, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a very slightly edge-rubbed and slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Harem - An account of the institution as it existed in the palace of the Turkish Sultans with a history of the Grand Seraglio from its foundation to modern times

Spring Books, London
Heavy, large 8vo. in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 277pp, plates, folding panorama, folding plan, index etc (collated complete)
VERY GOOD+, a clean and tight copy (pages tanned) in a lightly edge-creased and lightly edge-rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Music A Joy for Life (SIGNED COPY)

Sidgwick & Jackson, London
1st printing. 4to in burgundy red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 204pp plus index, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Inscribed and signed Edward Heath on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (inner flaps slightly tanned, barely visible short closed tear to top edge of rear panel, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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An Historical Atlas of Kensington Chelsea

Kensington & Chelsea Public Libraries, London
Extra Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers 64pp, with full page reproductions of maps. PLUS loosely inserted 12 A4 size photocopies of pages related to Chelsea from Godfrey's 'Survey of London'
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (covers a little tanned and slightly marked, slight crease to top corner of front cover)
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Alfred Deakin - A Biography (Two Volumes Complete)

Melbourne University Press, Melbourne
1st printing. Two matching volumes, both large 8vo in steel blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 1 - 346pp and 347 to 694pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight barely read set (ex-government reference copy with elegant bookplate on both front paste-down end-papers and neat stamp to verso of title-page - no other markings)
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Baltic Exchange 1744 - 1994 - Baltic Coffee House to Baltic Exchange

Quiller Press, London
Large tall 4to. in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 177pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Painters on Capri 1850- 1950 - Pictures Personalities Documents

La Conchiglia, Italy
Heavy landscape 4to in stiff card covers, 245pp, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. Text in English throughout
A well preserved AS NEW copy in a moderately sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Jean Cocteau

Peter Neville, London
Hardback 206pp, plates, bibliography, list of complete works, index
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (spine a little faded, name on fly-leaf, page-block edges tanned) in a slightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD tanned and dusty complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Art, Desire and the Body in Ancient Greece

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers 272pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy still close to new (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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Culture and Comfort - People, Parlors and Upholstery 1850 - 1930

Strong Museum, Rochester, New York / University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 339pp, numerous illustrations in text, index etc, plus 32pp colour plates
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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George Du Maurier

Routledge & Kegan Paul, London
Thick, very heavy 8vo in green cloth, 516pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to spine, slight shelf rub to spine panel ends). An excellent copy
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The History of Galway - City and County

Celtic Bookshop, Limerick City
Large, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 492pp, maps, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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A Writer's Diary

Hogarth Press, London
1st printing. 8vo in orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 372pp, bibliography, index.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned, inscription on front blank fly-leaf dated 1953, hint of shelf rub to cover bottom edges) in a lightly edge-chipped and tanned but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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The Earlier Life and Chief Earlier Works of Daniel Defoe

George Routledge, London
8vo in green cloth, gilt lettering and design to spine and front cover, 446pp publishers ads at rear.
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned, slight shelf rub to spine ends). A very nice copy
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