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Global Fax Festival - Arkestado por David Hammons (Palacio de Cristal, Madrid June 1 November 6 2000)

Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia / Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, Madrid
Thick, heavy 4to size semi-opaque plastic folder containing approx 500 sheets of A4 size paper being a selection of faxes received, plus 60pp booklet (mainly large b/w photos of the event), large folded poster for the event, double sided leaflet for the Butch Morris performance, folded promotional leaflet and silvered stiff card with CD. Complete as issued.
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Banksy - Wall and Piece (1st printing with dustwrapper)

Century, London
Quarto size (4to) in illustrated thick boards, 238pp, mainly colour plates. First edition first printing with the elusive dustwrapper (issued with only a small number of the first printing)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (hint of creasing to corner tips, minute and barely noticeable nick to bottom edge of spine panel, looks new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Red Grooms (Signed 'Deluxe' Limited Edition with lithographic popup)

Rizzoli, New York
Large, very heavy 4to in colour printed glazed boards with glossy dust jacket and housed in a matching thick card slip-case. 240pp on thick art paper, illustrated in colour throughout. Hand numbered 185 of 400 copies and signed by Groooms, and with a colour lithograph on stiff card, fully pre-assembled pop-up with integral base at rear. It is a re-working of Grooms' New York Taxi of 1986 - which in turn was based on his earlier giant Ruckus NY taxi sculpture)
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket and NEW slip-case plus printed wrap-around paper band loosely inserted
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Damien Hirst - Theories, Models, Methods, Approaches, Assumptions, Results and Findings (SIGNED COPY)

Gagosian Gallery, New York
Quarto size (4to) in gilt embossed red faux leather, 146pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Boldly signed (with no other inscription) by Damien Hirst on the title-page. Issued with a printed glossy card sleeve
AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW sleeve
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Caesar - The Life Story of A Panda Leopard

G P Putnam's Sons, London
1st printing. Small Quarto size (4to) in red cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 89pp, colour frontispiece plus 13 full page b/w plates. Author's uncommon first book. The wrapper has the printed price of 2/- 6d
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (name and date (1942) on front blank fly-leaf, a few scattered spots of slight foxing to leaves, tiny flat crease to bottom corner tip of front blank fly-leaf, page-block edges faintly dusty) in a tanned and slightly dusty near FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (very slightly edge-rubbed at spine panel ends and flap fold corner tips with a minute nick to base of spine panel and to the top corner tip of the front flap fold, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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R U R (Rossum's Universal Robots) - A Play in Three Acts and an Epilogue

Humphreay Milford, Oxford University Press, London
Small Octavo size (8vo). in red printed thin card wrappers, 102pp, publishers advert leaf at rear, cast list of 1st British performance in London on verso of title-page pasted over by blank sheet of paper (causing a very slight wrinkle to that leaf only). This was done by the publishers for copyright reasons to all copies of the first printing.
An exceptionallywell preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (mild sunning to covers around the spine, minute nick to wrapper at bottom edge of spine, page-block edges slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Book As Artwork 1960 / 1972 (1972 First Edition)

Nigel Greenwood Inc Ltd, London
Octavo size (8vo) in stapled black stiff card covers with white lettering, 47pp - being 30 pages text and a 16 page listing of approx. 300 artists books. Published for the exhibition held at Greenwoods 20 September - 14 October 1972. The book was cheaply made in an edition of only 800 copies and survivals are rare
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (minute nick to paper at head of spine, very mild creasing to top corner tip of 3 leaves only)
1st editionSoftcover
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Peter Beard - Longing for Darkness - Kamante's Tales From Out of Africa (SIGNED COPY WITH INK 'HAND' DRAWING)

Chronicle Books, San Francisco
(first softcover edition). Thick, heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 320pp. Inscribed and signed by Peter Beard on the fly leaf along with a large ink drawing or tracing of a hand
Spine a little sunned else FINE, a very clean and tight copy still close to new
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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The Studio An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art - Volume Three 1894 (Vol 3)

The Studio, London
Large 4to. in publishers' original green cloth covered bevel edged boards, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and front cover, index plus 192pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Includes original lithographs, all with the Studio blind embossed stamp as issued, by Anning Bell, Mortimer Menpes, Frank Short, C J Watson and J McNeill Whistler ('Gants de Uede' and 'The Long Gallery, Louvre') Plus xlvii pp 'Editor's Room' at rear and 'Christmas Cards and Their Chief Designers' by Gleeson White, 56pp at far rear (the first of the Studio Special Numbers and by itself quite scarce). The whole has been collated complete. During this early period the Studio Magazine did not have a large circulation, estimates of the number of each issue printed vary from 2,000 to no more than 3000 copies (including those subsequently bound up into volumes)
The covers are faded and tanned at the margins, there is a small slight stain to bottom corner tip at the rear of the page block which very mildly affects the blank margins only of the last few leaves, none of the lithographs are affected, and the contents are otherwise in fine condition, overall VERY GOOD
1st editionHardcover
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Red Grooms (Signed 'Deluxe' Limited Edition with lithographic popup)

Rizzoli, New York
Large, very heavy 4to in colour printed glazed boards with glossy dust jacket and housed in a matching thick card slip-case. 240pp on thick art paper, illustrated in colour throughout. No. 185 of 400 copies hand numbered and signed by Grooms in red ink, with an original colour lithograph on stiff card, fully pre-assembled pop-up with integral base at rear (a re-working of Grooms' New York Taxi cut-out of 1986 - which in turn was based on his Ruckus taxi sculpture of 1982). The pop-up and slip-case were issued only with this 'Deluxe' limited edition.
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket with the original printed wrap-around paper band loosely inserted. The thick card slip-case has been split on the bottom edge but neatly repaired and is now barely noticeable.
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Mao Yan - Shanghai Art Museum 2009 (SIGNED COPY) alt. spelling MaoYan

Chinablue Gallery, Shanghai
Thick, very heavy Quarto size (4to) in cream linen covered boards, metallic red lettering to spine, 179pp (35pp dual text in English and Mandarin, rest colour plates on high quality gloss art paper). Published to coincide with Mao Yan's exhibition 'Longing for More' at the shanghai art museum. This copy inscribed and signed by Mao Yan on the blank 2nd fly leaf
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Discovering Islamic Art - Scholars Collectors and Collections 1850 - 1950

I B Taurus, London
Heavy 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 232pp, illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Damien Hirst - From the Cradle to the Grave (Signed Limited Edition)

Other Criteria, London
Lavish large landscape Quarto size (4to) in illustrated cloth backed boards, all page-block edges gilt, 352pp. with printed card box. Signed by Hirst
NEW unread copy in printed box
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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No Other Choice - An Autobiography (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 288pp, plates. Inscribed to film maker Lutz Becker (who met the author in Moscow to discuss a documentary on his escape from prison), signed and dated 24 November 1993 by George Blake on the front blank fly-leaf. Also loosely inserted 2 A4 sheets being a printed map and a hand drawn map (in Blake's hand) showing the location of the tunnel dug by the Russians to intercept cables carrying British signals traffic during part of the Cold War.
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (page-block edges faintly tanned) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Alfred Hrdlicka - Die Ateliers Des Monsieur Rodin (Inscribed Copy with signed Original Engravings)

E Hilger, Wien
Square 4to in pink marbled paper covered boards with printed paper label to front cover (as issued). 11pp text in French, 41 full page plates. This is an unnumbered copy of the de luxe edition with seven original engravings each signed in pencil by Hrdlicka. This copy is also inscribed and signed by the artist on the half title leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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A Bibliography of the Writings of William Somerset Maugham (One of 50 Signed Copies)

Unicorn Press, London
Octavo size (8vo) in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, marbled end-papers, 78pp. No 9 of 50 copies signed by Maugham. This copy with the engraved ornate armorial bookplate of Gregory Schapiro on the front paste-down end-paper
A well preserved FINE very clean, bright and tight copy (very mild sunning to spine, slight tanning to leaves)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Beautiful Losers - Contemporary Art and Street Culture (Multiply Signed Copy)

Iconoclast / D A P (Distributed Art Publishers), New York
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in red cloth, large gilt lettering to spine and front cover. 256pp plus 16pp 'Artists Pages' at rear, plates in colour and b/w, etc. This copy signed on the front end-papers by the editors Aaron Rose and Christian Strike, exhibited artists Brian Donnelly (signed as KAWS and dated '04), Mike Mills and Steve Olson and exhibited photographers Cheryl Dunn, Ivory Serra, Terry Richardson and Tobin Yelland
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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A Room of Ones Own

Leonard and Virginia Woolf At the Hogarth Press, London.
1st printing. Small 8vo. in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 172pp
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (spine slightly dusty and a little sunned, end-papers and page-block edges tanned, minute inscription on the front blank fly-leaf dated 1932, very slight push to bottom corner tip of front cover).
1st editionHardcover
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F N Souza - Words and Lines (Limited First Edition)

Villiers, London
Quarto size (4to) in black printed stiff card covers, with dust-wrapper on hand made paper, both with lettering and design by Souza. 1 of 950 copies. 27pp text with line illustrations, plus 12pp additional illustrations, all on laid paper. An artists book / autobiography by one of India's foremost artists
An extremely well preserved FINE crisp and clean copy (hint of tanning to edges) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (faintly edge-tanned but otherwise very clean and bright), the latter still has the original transparent tissue over-wrapper, which is slightly tanned and lightly chipped
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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The Austrian Phenomenon - Architektur Avantgarde Osterreich 1956 - 1973

Birkhauser / Architekturzentrum, Wien
Very thick and very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers. 1,084 pp on glossy art paper, mainly captioned photographs, sketches, plans, and colour plates, etc. Text in German
NEW copy (slight rub to head of spine - looks like a minor production flaw)
1st editionSoftcover
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Antologia del Campiello 1968 (With an original signed lithograph by Gianfilippo Usellini)

Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venezia
Very large 4to in stiff card covers with white printed blue stiff paper wraps, 151pp on thick paper, No. 581 of 1000 copies made. With 5 original colour lithographs by Gianfilippo Usellini. The last lithograph is signed in ink by Usellini in the bottom right corner.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (the signed lithograph is slightly wider than all the other leaves and the proud edge is very slightly creased). The stiff paper wrapper is almost FINE (slightly nicked at the spine panel ends)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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The Score of the Four Operas Containing 48 Sonatas for Two Violins and A Bass ..... ...... the whole revis'd and carefully corrected by Dr Pepusch Vol I

Printed for & Sold by I Walsh, London
Folio size, Volume I only and disbound (no covers) portrait frontispiece, title-page, 44pp, 34pp, 54pp, 43pp and blank leaf at rear, bound as one. Title in full (variously capitalised) also includes: 'N.B. The first and third opera being compos'd for a violincello and thorough bass, of which the variation being but little, they are put on the same stave for the greater facility in reading / These compositions as they are now printed in score, are of great advantage to all students, and practitioners in musick, they also make compleat lessons for the harpsicord '
Small chip to top corner of frontispiece, very mild fore-edge corner tip creasing to outer leaves, small chip to fore-edge bottom corner tip and closed tear to spine edge of one leaf, contents otherwise very good indeed. Spine stringing is still intact and very strong
1st editionSoftcover
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To Criticize the Critic and Other Writings (Uncorrected Proof Copy)

Faber & Faber, London
Uncorrected PROOF copy, Octavo size (8vo) in black printed stiff brown paper wrappers, 189pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean, tight unread copy (pages slightly tanned, no other signs of age or wear)
1st editionSoftcover
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America

George Routledge, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in red cloth, black lettering to spine, xii + 300pp, 4pp publishers ads at rear
FINE, an exceptionally well preserved and very clean and tight un- or barely read copy (minute speck of shelf rub to spine ends, top edge of page block a little dusty, pages faintly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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William Johnstone (Signed Copy)

Privately Published by the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London
Extra tall Elephant Folio size (44 x 28 cms / 17.5 x 11 inches) in black cloth with a white design by Johnstone to head of the front cover. Unpaginated, approx. 24pp, portrait photo frontispiece by Robert Sowers, 2 tipped in colour plates and 4 full page b/w plates, all with tissue guards; Ehrenzweig's text (published in an abridged form in The Studio of May 1959 as 'William Johnstone, Artist and Art Educator') is accompanied by 27 b/w plates with red printed captions and small sketches by Johnstone at the head of each page. Errata leaf tipped in at rear. This copy is signed in black ink by William Johnstone on the front blank fly-leaf PLUS loosely inserted a full colour print on stiff glossy card (approx 11 x 8 inches / 28 x 20 cms) with the printed caption 'With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year / Mr and Mrs William Johnstone' and their London address
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (very slight nicking to cloth at spine ends, front end-papers repaired or strengthened by matching paper tape along centrefold)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Tallis's History and Description of the Crystal Palace and the Exhibition of the Worlds Industry in 1851 (3 Volumes Bound in 1)

John Tallis / London Printing and Publishing Company, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in red leather backed marbled boards with leather corner pieces (i.e. a half leather binding). This copy has a coloured title-page followed by plain title-page, 2pp intro., 4pp contents to Vol 1 followed by 155 steel engraved plates - one or two per leaf. The full text of Vol 1, and 2 and 3 follows, each with title page and contents lists bound in. This book was originally issued in parts (about 18 in all, 6 per volume). It is not known how many plates were actually printed, but it is known to be many fewer than the contents lists mention, and few if any copies have the complete set of those that were printed.
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (small repaired split near head of spine, inner hinges strengthened or repaired with paper tape, some very mild tanning to plate edges)
1st editionHardcover
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Ryan McGinley (SIGNED COPY)

Flasher Factory, New York
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in pale blue stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 70pp, colour plates, etc. Published to accompany McGinley's exhibition at MoMA P.S.1. This copy has been signed by Ryan McGinley and Kathy Grayson on the title-page (no other inscription)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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The Custard Stops At Hatfield (Inscribed copy with autographed letters and memorabilia)

Willow Books, Collins, London
Quarto size (4to) in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 121pp, inscribed in red ink by Everett on the blank verso of the half title leaf 'To my chum ...., the dearest sweetest closest sort of friend that money can buy', and with red ink additions by him to the title-page illustration. PLUS Postcard from Everett whilst holidaying in St Moritz (signed as 'Edith'). Single leaf typed letter signed with an 'X' above typed 'Edith' and with a PS in silver ink signed 'Ken'. Typed letter signed in full as Kenny Everett, both the latter headed with his Lexham Gardens address in Kensington. All three are to a personal friend, undated but circa 1988 and written in Kenny's classic comedic style.
The book is in FINE very clean and tight condition, the complete Dust Jacket is slightly tanned and very slightly nicked at the spine ends but otherwise FINE. The loosely inserted material is all in fine condition
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Sophie Elson - The City and the Plains

Published by the Artist
Handmade artists book. Landscape Quarto size (4to) (28 cm x 21 cm approx) in monoprinted die-cut stiff card covers. The book was made using lithography, monoprints and etchings in a signed edition of 10 of which this is number 5. Comprises six handstitched leaves of thick cartridge paper each with a 10cm x 10cm colour print. 'A book exploring the poetic beauty of the pampas plains and the relationship between the loss of this land, and arrival of the cities, and the loss of gaucho culture' (from The British Art Centre notes)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Matthew Barney - Pace Car for the Hubris Pill (SIGNED COPY)

Museum Boymans-van Beuningen. Rotterdam
92pp in card covers, plates in colour and b/w, some folding. Text in Dutch and English. In the original silver embossed plastic sleeve. Signed (with no other inscription) by Barney on the title-page
AS NEW in an AS NEW plastic sleeve
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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