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Long Walk to Freedom - the Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (SIGNED COPY)

Macdonald Purnell, Randburg
3rd printing. Thick, heavy 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 630pp, plates, index, map end-papers. This copy was signed and dated by Nelson Mandela, on the title-page, during a reception in South Africa House in London on 12th June 1996 whilst on his first state visit to Britain. It was subsequently given to the previous owner, who could not attend the reception, by the South African High Commissioner, Mendi Msimang
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, pages faintly tanned) in a slightly edge-rubbed and faintly edge-creased but otherwise near FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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The Annals of Hampstead (First Limited and Signed Edition 3 Volumes Complete)

Adam and Charles Black, London
Three uniformly bound volumes, in decoratively embossed navy blue buckram, all page-block edges gilt, xxxvi + 306pp, xix + 299pp, and xvii + 409pp, numerous illustrations in text and as full page plates, hand tipped-in colour plates with printed tissue guards, folding map and plates (including large folding map in pocket at rear of volume 2), bibliography and index at rear of volume 3. Collated complete with all parts present. One of 550 signed copies, there was a reprint of 150 copies made in 1972. Complete with the original black printed, thick brown crepe paper dust jackets
An unusually well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked set (hint of tanning to leaves, slight foxing to end-papers, purple backing sheets for the tipped-in colour plates slightly edge faded) with edge-chipped and partly torn but neatly repaired and otherwise VERY GOOD and very clean dust jackets (all look very presentable in their removable transparent protectors). An excellent set.
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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It's Too Frightening for Me (SIGNED COPY)

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. 8vo in colour printed gloss boards with matching dust jacket, 48pp, numerous line illustrations in text. Signed in full by Hughes below her printed name on the title-page with a personal inscription on the facing leaf to someone who helped with this, her first story book (as opposed to picture book), and signed by her as 'Shirl'
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy still very close to new ( end-papers very slightly tanned, faint push to head of spine) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy.
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Roberto Ferri - Oltre I Sensi - Beyond the Senses (Italian Cultural Institute, London 19 March - 19 April 2009 and touring)

Skira, Milano
Heavy Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 141pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates (some folding), etc. Dual text in English and Italian
NEW unread and unmarked copy. An excellent copy of this highly elusive monograph
1st editionSoftcover
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Darren Almond - Second Thoughts (Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito November 16 2013 - February 2 2014)

Kimi Himeno / Akaaka Art Publishing, Kyoto
6 books housed in a stiff card folder with black card wrap-around. 5 books (The Exhibition Catalogue; All Things Pass; Geisterbahn; Less Than Zero, Traction) are all approx 12 x 20 cm and 1 'Sometimes Still' is an approx 10 x 20cm concertina fold book.
An AS NEW unmarked set
1st editionSoftcover
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom - A Triumph

Jonathan Cape, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in brown buckram, gilt lettering to spine and gilt logo to front cover, 672pp, frontispiece, plus 55 other mostly full page illustrations and 4 maps (collated complete), index etc. This is the first trade edition, first issue with the two line illustrations listed as being on pp 302 and 303 actually being on pages 304 and 305.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean, bright and tight unmarked copy (mild sunning to spine and top edge of rear cover). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Living Planet (SIGNED COPY)

Collins / BBC, London
1st printing. 4to in dark grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 320pp, colour plates, map, index etc. Inscribed and signed by David Attenborough on the half title leaf (no other marks or inscriptions)
A well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves, hint of sunning to cover very edge tips) in an almost AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket (inner flaps faintly tanned). A very nice copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The White Tiger (SIGNED COPY)

Atlantic Books, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 321pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions). With 'Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2008' label to dust jacket (which it went on to win)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Modern Nature - the Journals of Derek Jarman

Century, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 314pp, plates. Scarce
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The White Tiger (SIGNED COPY)

Atlantic Books, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 321pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions). With 'Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2008' label to dust jacket (which it went on to win)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (First Printing)

Raven Books, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in bright red faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 507pp
An AS NEW unread and unmarked copy ( thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (merest hint of creasing to spine ends, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Travels with Michael Palin - An Exhibition of Photographs by Basil Pao (SIGNED COPY)

Studio 8 Editions, Hong Kong
Large heavy landscape 4to in thick colour printed boards, 216pp on stiff glossy art paper. Published to coincide with the major exhibitions of photos from 1988 to 2012 done for Michael Palin's books related to his travel documentaries. Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock 31 March - 23 September 2012 and the Royal Geographical Society, London 3 December - 25 January 2013.This copy inscribed and signed by Basil Pao on the title-page. Scarce
NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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The Trials of Life (SIGNED COPY)

Guild Publishing, London
1st printing thus. Heavy 4to. in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 320pp, colour plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the half title leaf(no other marks or inscriptions)
A well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy ( thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, hint of tanning to page-block edges ) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (slight shelf rub to bottom edge of rear panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Irishmen All - with Twelve Illustrations in Colour by Jack B Yeats RHA

T N Foulis, London & Edinburgh
1st printing. 8vo in tan linen covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, 224pp on thick paper, 6pp publishers ads at rear. Tipped-in colour frontispiece plus 11 other tipped-in colour plates, all with thin paper guards and all painted specially for this book by Jack Yeats.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (nild sunning to spine and cover margins, end leaves and page-block edges slightly tanned). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
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Hermes & Magdalen - Poems and Etchings (Signed Limited Edition)

Typographeum, Francestown
Large 8vo in silk-finish Japanese cloth over boards, 96pp. Hand-set and printed letterpress by r T Risk. Limited to 163 copies, this being one of 150 hand-bound, hand-set and printed letterpress by R T Risk. With 20 hand tipped-in etchings and drypoints. Inscribed and signed by John Moat (as John) on the blank verso of the frontispiece. PLUS loosely inserted single-leaf folded prospectus for this book with sample print tipped in.
A well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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This is What We Do - A MUF Manual

Ellipsis, London
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 237pp, photos, plans and sketches in text etc. Work from MUF, the all women art and architecture practice. Scarce
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The White Tiger (SIGNED COPY)

Atlantic Books, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 321pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
A well preserved ALMOST AS NEW unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Miles Aldridge - Other Pictures (SIGNED COPY)

Steidl, Gottingen
1st printing. Extra Large landscape 4to in bright red cloth covered boards, unpaginated, approx. 88pp on stiff art paper, mainly semi-erotic colour photos of women and some children. This copy very boldly signed by Miles Aldridge on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW printed card slip-case
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Ian McKeever - Paintings (SIGNED COPY)

Lund Humphries, Farnham
Published to accompany the exhibition 'Ian McKeever - The Temple Paintings' at Kings Place Gallery, London 4 September - 16 October 2009. Large heavy 4to. in blue faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 208pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by McKeever (as Ian) on the half title leaf below his printed name
NEW unread and unmarked copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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In Viriconium (SIGNED COPY)

Victor Gollancz, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 126pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almot AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Pablo Bronstein - Ornamental Designs - for the Framing of Doors / Ornamentale Entwurfe - Fur Die Rahmung Von Turen

Koenig Books, Cologne
Large 4to. in illustrated stiff card covers, xcv pp (95pp) mainly full page plates. Scarce
A well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Aeroplane

T C & E C Jack, London
8vo in brown cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 280pp on thick paper, colour frontispiece, 16 b/w full page plates, illustrations, diagrams, plans etc in text. Complete with the rare dust jacket
An extremely well preserved near FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (end leaves and page-block edges a little tanned) in a lightly tanned VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (tiny chips to corner tips, thin sliver mild rub and wear to spine panel ends, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The White Tiger (Signed Limited Edition)

Atlantic Books, London
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 321pp. This is the 5th impression of the first edition which was issued as a signed limited edition of 1500 copies (this copy is hand numbered 238). It differs from the ordinary printings by having a jacket printed on higher quality smooth paper and comes in a decoratively silver printed strong card slipcase
A well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket and AS NEW slipcase. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Miles Aldridge - Other Pictures (SIGNED COPY)

Steidl, Gottingen
1st printing. Extra Large landscape 4to in bright red cloth covered boards, unpaginated, approx. 88pp on stiff art paper, mainly semi-erotic colour photos of women and some children. This copy very boldly signed by Miles Aldridge on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW printed card slip-case
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Jeremy Gardiner - South by Southwest (SIGNED COPY)

Sansom & Co, Bristol
Thick landscape 4to in colour printed boards, 175pp on thick art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by Jeremy Gardiner on the half title leaf (no other marks or inscriptions). Published to accompany the touring exhibition held at St Barbe Gallery (Lymington), Nine British Art (London) and Falmouth Art Gallery from 25 January to 10 July 2020.
NEW unread and unmarked copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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F N Souza (Gallery One, London November - December 1962)

Gallery One, London
Extra Large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated 16pp, line drawings to inner covers, 4 large b/w illustrations and 3 tipped in colour plates with biographical note, extensive bibliography, etc.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Outgrowing God - A Beginners Guide A Beginners Guide to Atheism (SIGNED COPY)

Bantam Press, London
1st printing. 8vo in red and white printed blue cloth covered boards, 294pp, colour plates, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
NEW unread and unmarked copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Castaways of the Flying Dutchman (SIGNED COPY)

Viking, London
1st printing. 8vo in marine green faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 327pp. This copy signed by the author on the half title leaf (no other marks or inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Outgrowing God - A Beginners Guide A Beginners Guide to Atheism (SIGNED COPY)

Bantam Press, London
1st printing. 8vo in red and white printed blue cloth covered boards, 294pp, colour plates, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
NEW unread and unmarked copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Ralph Steadman - Sigmund Freud (SIGNED COPY)

Paddington Press, New York & London
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in tan boards, 118pp on stiff art paper, numerous illustrations in text, etc. This copy signed by Ralph Steadman, in blue ink, on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (very small spot of rub to bottom flap fold corners, thin sliver of mild rub / wear to spine ends)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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