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Hampstead Garden Suburb - Arts and Crafts Utopia? (2nd Extensively Revised Edition)

Phillimore, Chichester
Large heavy 4to. in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 280pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
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The Victorians and Race

Scolar Press, Aldershot
Large 8vo in dark lilac faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 249pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in FINE complete Dust Jacket (faintly creased to top edge of front panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Pictures of the Mind - the Illustrated Robert Louis Stevenson

Canongate, Edinburgh
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 88pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, very small and slight crease to top corner tip of rear cover)
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Old Plans of Oxford, by Agas, Hollar, and Loggan - A Portfolio Containing 15 Plates (Oxford Historical Society XXXVIII)

Oxford Historical Society, Oxford
Elephant Folio (23 x 16 inches / 58 x 40 cm) folder of printed thick card, blue cloth spine and corner pieces, gilt lettering to spine, blue linen interior flaps. Consists of 15 sheets with paper guards - all present, plus contents leaf and sketch map pasted to inner cover (as issued)
Externally Very Good, internally fine. The folder is externally quite soiled but perfectly clean inside and the sheets are completely fine bar the tiniest of creases to the bottom left corner of 4 sheets
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Cambridge Described and Illustrated - Being A Short History of the Town and University

Macmillan, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and armorial designs to front cover, top edge gilt. 528pp, frontispiece and 28 full page engraved plates all with tissue guards, plans and illustrations in text, 2 folding maps at rear, index etc. (collated complete)
A well preserved VERY GOOD clean and tight copy (spine and page-block edges a little tanned, mild nicking to cloth at spine ends, small mild crease to bottom cover corner tips, small inscription label on front blank fly-leaf
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The Spanish Civil - War Dreams and Nightmares (Imperial War Museum, London 18 October 2001 - 28 April 2002)

Imperial War Museum, London
Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 64pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
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The Origin of the Buddha Image

Munshiram Manoharlal, New Delhi
1st printing in book form. Large 4to. in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 42pp, frontispiece, plates etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (tiny chips to spine panel ends, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The History of Bristol Civil and Ecclesiastical - Including Biographical Notices of Eminent and Distinguished Natives (two volumes bound in one)

W Sheppard, Bristol
Thick, heavy 8vo. bound in contemporary full black leather, ornately gilt embossed spine and cover edges, marbled page-block edges, 479pp and 455pp, both volumes with title-page and, unusually, all the plates are present (12 in all - two engraved frontispieces plus a further 10 full page engraved plates)
Both covers loose but the spine stringing is still very firm and the page sections are still tight (meaning it would be relatively inexpensive to have this copy professionally repaired or re-bound). The text leaves are clean but with some foxing to the plates. Overall a GOOD+ copy
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Chequers - the Prime Ministers Country House and its History (SIGNED COPY)

Harper Collins, London
1st printing. Large heavy 4to. in dark brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 272pp on glossy art paper, illustrated in colour throughout, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Norma Major on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The First HMS Invincible 1747- 58 Her Excavations 1980 - 1991 (Revised 2018 Edition and SIGNED COPY)

Bingeman Publications
Large heavy 4to. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, ix + 250pp, numerous illustrations in text, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page above his printed name (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread and unmarked copy
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'Tis - A Memoir (SIGNED COPY)

Scribner, New York
1st printing. Large 8vo in cream faux cloth backed blue paper covered boards, black lettering to spine. 367pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Marinetti - Selected Writings

Secker & Warburg, London
Large 8vo in black cloth, white lettering to spine, 366pp, index
Spine moderately sunned else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Hampstead - its Historic Houses - its Literary and Artistic Associations

James Clarke and Co, London
Thick 8vo in patterned grey cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, ornate silver and gilt embossed Hampstead coat of arms to front cover (as issued), top edge gilt, 269pp plus index, colour frontispiece plus 3 other full page colour plates, 45 half-tone plates
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (ink name on fly-leaf dated 1912, slight nicking to spine ends)
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Adam Sedgwick's Dent - A Facsimile reprint in one volume of two classics of Dales history - A Memorial by the Trustees of Cowgill Chapel (1868) and Supplement to the Memorial (1870)

R F G . Hollett, Sedbergh / David Boulton, Dent
8vo in dark blue faux leather covered boards, printed paper label to spine, 226pp, portrait frontispiece plus one other plate, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
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Voices in the Darkness - the Story of the European Radio War

Secker & Warburg, London
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, cartoon end-papers, 243pp, plates, index. With the scarce dust jacket designed by John Heartfield
An uncommonly well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy ( pages slightly tanned, top edge of page block dusty) in a tanned and lightly edge-rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Guillaume Apollinaire and the Cubist Life

John Murray, London
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 244pp, plates, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (pages a little tanned) in a slightly edge-rubbed and faintly tanned but otherwise near FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector).
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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
1st printing. Large Octavo size (8vo) in pale yellow faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 280pp, plates, bibliog, index etc
A well preserved near FINE unmarked and little used clean and tight copy (covers faintly dusty, slight tanning to edges)
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The Origins of Early Christian Ireland

Routledge, London
4to in black faux-leather covered boards, silver lettering to spine, 301pp, plates, maps, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (very small crease to bottom cover corner tips from bumping) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (two barely visible short closed tears neatly repaired from verso, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Buddhist Art in India

Susil Gupta, Santiago de Compostella & London
8vo in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 228pp, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly tanned and very faintly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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A Survey of London - Volume I & II (Complete Set)

Oxford, Clarendon Press, London
Two matching volumes, both in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. xciipp + 352pp and 476pp (with notes, supplement to notes, glossary, index and large folding map at rear (collated complete)
Both An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copies in fin price-clipped Dust Jackets. An excellent set
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Fathers and Sons - the Autobiography of A Family (SIGNED COPY)

Headline, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 472pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Degrees of Freedom - the Novels of Iris Murdoch

Chatto & Windus, London
8vo in burgundy faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 224pp
1st printing. A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (name on fly-leaf, page-block edges a little tanned) in a moderately edge tanned VERY GOOD price-clipped Dust Jacket with minute nicks to base of spine panel and flap fold corner tips, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Contemporary African Art

C Struik, Cape Town
4to in patterned brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 31pp text plus 129 plates in colour and (mainly) b/w. The first significant book to survey Black African artists work and influence in South Africa
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned, contemporary neat name and address on fly-leaf, no other inscriptions) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket ( slightly tanned along top edges of inner flaps, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Difficult Subjects - Working Women and Visual Culture - Britain 1880 - 1914

Ashgate, Aldershot
4to in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 255pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket ( hint of sunning to spine panel, tiny closed tear to top edge of rear panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Genet (SIGNED by Edmund White)

Chatto & Windus, London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 820pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Edmund White on the half title leaf with ticket stub for talk given by White at the ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts in London 10 Jun 1993 loosely inserted
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Elizabeth David - A Biography

Macmillan, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in navy faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 484pp, plates, index
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (thin sliver of barely noticeable surface rub to rear panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Catalogue of the Suzannet Charles Dickens Collection

Sotheby Parke Bernet / Trustees of Dickens House, London
4to in dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt embossed armorial design to front cover, 299pp, illustrations in text, index etc.
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English Diplomatic Practice in the Middle Ages

Hambledon & London, London & New York
Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 277pp, index
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Byron's Letters and Journals - Born for Opposition - Vol / Volume 8 - 1821

John Murray, London
8vo in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 369pp, frontispiece, index etc
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The Roy Strong Diaries 1967 - 1987 (SIGNED COPY)

Weidenfeld & Nicolson
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in rust red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 461pp, plates, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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