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The Great Heritages of Chinese Art - Illustrative Plates (Sets 1 to 12 Complete in Two Volumes) Dual English & Mandarin Text

Shanghai Publishing Company, Shanghai
Originally published in 12 sets of loose folios, this edition is complete with all 12 sets published as a two nook set. Both matching volumes are large Folio in blue cloth, with gilt embossed calligraphic titles to spines and front cover by Wang Jiyuan (1893-1975), unpaginated, approx. 320 pages in all printed on thick art paper, mainly single sided b/w plates and tipped in colour plates, with full English and Chinese descriptive notes for all the plates, brief introductory text for each volume in Chinese only. These two volumes are complete as issued, containing sets 1 to 12 of the illustrative plates.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight set in not far from new condition (page-block edges very slightly tanned) housed in the original thick card slip-cases which are a little worn and neatly repaired in places, the original plain brown dust-wrappers are present though with chipping and tears to the spine panels.
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Byzantium Treasures of Byzantine Art and Culture From British Collections

British Museum Press, London
Large heavy 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 240pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy still close to new (slight tanning to leaves, private armorial bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Science and Society in Prehistoric Britain

Paul Elek, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 252pp, plates illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (hint of tanning to leaves) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Liberty's - A Biography of A Shop

Unwin Hyman, London
8vo in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 160pp, illustrations in text, plates in colour and b/w, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
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Fugues on A Funny Bone (SIGNED by Richard Niman)

Muswell Press, London
Large 8vo in stiff card covers, with pasted-on glossy colour print (by Niman) to front cover (as issued). 186pp with 11 colour photos by Niman of his doll works, one for each of Woolf's stories. Inscribed and signed by Richard Niman on the title-page
Almost AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
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Museo Darti Applicate - Armi Da Fuoco

Electa, Milano
Thick, heavy 4to. in white cloth, black lettering to spine. 316pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc. Text in Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket housed in an almost AS NEW colour printed card slip-case (few spots of slight shelf rub edges) . Complete as issued
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The Pleasures of the Imagination - English Culture in the Eighteenth Century

Harper Collins, London
1st printing. Thick, very heavy 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 721pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy ( top edge of page block faintly dusty) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (tiny nick to top edge of front panel, neatly repaired from verso, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (Three Voloumes / 3 Vols Complete)

Oxford University Press, New York & Oxford
3 matching volumes, all Heavy 4to. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover. 2,232pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight unread or barely read set (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
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The Drawings of the Florentine Painters - Vol / Volume 2 Catalogue

University of Chicago Press, Chicago
A sumptuously bound copy in half marine green leather with matching green cloth covered boards, raised bands and gilt edging with gilt lettering to spine, marbled end-papers, all page-block edges gilt, 388pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight tanning to front end-paper edge-tips)
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Night Watch

Doubleday, London (1st printing)
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 364pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight barely read copy (pages tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (thin sliver of faint creasing to top edges, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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From the Orient and the Desert (SIGNED by Andrew Vicari and Ghazi Algosaibi)

Oriel Press, Stocksfield / Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
8vo in faux parchment covered boards, integral yellow silk page-marker, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 23pp on stiff art paper, with 10 pencil drawings by Vicari. No 209 of 1000 numbered copies. Although no called for, this copy has been signed by both Vicari and Algosaibi at the rear. There is also a signed inscription from Algosaibi on the front blank fly-leaf dated March 22 - '77
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (hint of dustiness to top edge of page block). An excellent copy
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The Byzantine Lady -Ten Portraits 1250 - 1500

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 143pp, bibliography, index
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History of Waterford - the History Topography and Antiquities ..... of the County and City of Waterford ..... etc

Waterford County Council, Lismore
Heavy 8vo. in green boards, gilt lettering to spine, 300pp, illustrations in text, index etc. No 637 of 1,000 numbered copies of this edition reprinted from the 1870 first edition.
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Railwaywomen - Exploitation Betrayal and Triumph in the Workplace (railway women)

Hastings Press, Hastings
Heavy, large 8vo. in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 375pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
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Classical Inspiration in Medieval Art - Rhind Lectures for 1956 (SIGNED COPY)

Chapman & Hall, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in patterned tan cloth, red boxed gilt lettering to spine, 146pp (text) plus approx 150pp plates at rear. This copy signed and dated by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions). The author famously discovered the Winchester Manuscript of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur in 1934.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy ( pages very slightly tanned, red printed top edge of page block slightly spotted) in a very lightly edge-worn and faintly dusty VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Designs for English Sculpture 1680 - 1860 ( Victoria & Albert Museum, London 1969)

Her Majesties Stationary Office, London
Large heavy 4to. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 205pp, plates illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The Waste Land - A Facsimile and transcript of the original drafts - Including the annotations of Ezra Pound

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing of this revised paperback edition. Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, 149pp on stiff art paper
NEW unread copy
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Eternity's Sunrise - the Imaginative World of William Blake

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
4to in black boards, gilt lettering to spine, 332pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
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Malvina Hoffman - Sculpture Inside Out

Bonanza Books, New York
4to in red cloth backed boards, black lettering to spine and front cover, 330pp, numerous illustrations in text, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy ( pages slightly tanned) in a spine sunned and lightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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The Trials of Oscar Wilde

William Hodge, London (Notable British Trials series)
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in rust cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 384pp
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (very slight sunning to spine and cover edges, end-papers and page-block edges slightly tanned, small ink on front blank fly-leaf). A nice copy
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Blindfold and Alone - British Military Executions in the Great War

Cassell, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 543pp, plates, index etc
A well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Cautionary Verses (Leather Binding)

Duckworth, London
8vo very nicely bound in modern (1960s) 1/2 grey leather, grey corner pieces and marbled boards, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, 187pp
Hint of tanning to spine else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
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British Art Since 1900

Phaidon Press, London
Extra Large 4to. in brown faux leather covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 181pp, tipped-in colour plates, b/w plates etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (slight rub to top edges, slight hint of sunning to spine, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Connaissance du Viet-Nam (Vietnam)

Foreign Office, Paris / Ecole Francais d'Etreme-Orient, Hanoi
Large 8vo in illustrated stiff card covers, 356pp, illustrations in text, folding maps etc. Text in French
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (3cm chip to head of spine, 3 small edge chips to front cover, covers irregularly tanned)
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Vedanta for Modern Man

George Allen & Unwin, London
8vo in grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 409pp plus 6pp publishers ads at rear.
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned, gilt spine lettering dulled, scattered very neat ink or dark pencil underlining to about 18 leaves) in a spine tanned and very slightly edge-chipped VERY GOOD price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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The London Scene - Five Essays

Hogarth Press, London
Slim 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 44pp. 1st printing of the first trade edition (first published in New York in a limited edition in 1975)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket 9hint of sunning to spine panel, hint of tanning to top edge of inner flaps). An excellent copy
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The Beatles Football and Me (SIGNED COPY)

Headline Review, London
Large 8vo in red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 344pp, plates, bibliography, index. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Eudora Welty - Photographs (SIGNED COPY)

University Press of Mississippi, Jackson & London
Heavy square 4to in red cloth, silver lettering to spine, xxviii (text) + 226 finely printed b/w photos. Inscribed and signed by Eudora Welty on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (hint of foxing or tanning to top edge of page block) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Ernst, Miro, and the Surrealists

Bloomsbury Books, London
Extra Large 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 92pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (few tiny closed tears all neatly repaired from verso, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Votes for Women - the Story of A Struggle

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in burgundy cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 343pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket ( very faintly tanned, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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