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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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£598.00
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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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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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£263.00
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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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£245.00
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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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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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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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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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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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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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David Shrigley - Why We Got the Sack From the Museum (Complete with all postcards - as issued)

Redstone Press, London
1st printing. Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers with printed black cloth spine. Unpaginated, approx. 120pp with all front and rear thick card leaves of perforated stiff card 'postcards' still intact - a complete copy
A well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight unmarked copy (slight bump to top edge of page block close to spine)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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No Love Lost - Blue Paintings (Wallace Collection, London 14 October 2009 - 24 January 2010)

Other Criteria, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards, 66 leaves, colour plates (3 folding)
A well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Leo - The First Business Computer

Hasler Publishing, Wokingham
1p Large Octavo size (8vo) in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 272pp, plates, index etc. On the J Lyons and Co. development of the Leo computer begun in 1947
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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No Love Lost - Blue Paintings (Wallace Collection, London 14 October 2009 - 24 January 2010)

Other Criteria, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards, 66 leaves, colour plates (3 folding)
A well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Vile Bodies

Chapman & Hall, London
With a new preface by Waugh, 1st printing thus. 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 221pp
A extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise near FINE publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket - with publishers new price sticker to inner flap (some laminate bubbling along the spine and rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Smut - Two Unseemly Stories (SIGNED LIMITED SLIPCASED EDITION)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Small 8vo. in bright red cloth, with dust jacket and house in red cloth covered slip-case. One of 2,000 signed copies issued simultaneous to the trade edition
NEW unread and unmarked copy in NEW Dust Jacket in NEW sclip-case
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Steelworks - Consett From Steel to Tortilla Chips (Steel Works)

Why Not Publishing, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 95pp on thick art paper, plates in colour and b/w, etc
Awell preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Artemis Fowl the Eternity Code (SIGNED COPY)

Puffin Books, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, metallic red lettering to spine. 328pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy ( pages slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Stubborn Life of Things / Vom Eigensinn der Dinge (KAI 10, Dusseldorf march 13 - July 6 2013)

Kai 10 Raum Fur Kunst, Arthena Foundation, Dusseldorf
4to in thick boards, 87pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Nowhere in Particular (SIGNED COPY)

Mitchell Beazley, London
1st printing. Tall 4to in lilac faux cloth, black lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 20pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly very finely printed colour photos by Jonathan Miller. Inscribed and signed by Jonathan Miller on the half title leaf, ticket for a talk by Miller at Waterstones loosely inserted
An AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Earth Compels (With Naomi Mitchison's Bookplate)

Faber & Faber, London
With Naomi Mitchison's colour printed bookplate on the front blank fly-leaf. 8vo in rust brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 64pp.
A GOOD only copy (spine edge-worn and rubbed, covers edge-rubbed, pages very slightly tanned otherwise contents fine). The bookplate is in fine condition.
1st editionHardcover
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Steelworks - Consett From Steel to Tortilla Chips (Steel Works)

Why Not Publishing, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 95pp on thick art paper, plates in colour and b/w, etc
Awell preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Strand Magazine Volume VII / Vol 7 January to June 1894

Newnes, London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in the publishers original black and gilt embosses and printed blue cloth, bevel edge boards, patterned end-papers, all page-block edges gilt, 672pp, full page plates, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved very near FINE clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, hint of foxing to a very few mainly preliminary leaves). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
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Farkhad Khalilov - Acquaintance (The Great Room (Gallery), London 6 - 19 October 2011)

Published by the Artist, London
Extra Large 4to. in black printed thick card covers with very large folded poster as dust jacket, 64pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc.
An AS NEW unmarked copy in a very slightly edge-rubbed almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket cum poster
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Eskimo

University of Toronto Press
1st printing. Extra Large Square 4to in silver embossed black cloth covered boards, unpaginated, approx. 68pp on glossy paper, paintings by Varley in colour and mainly b/w, plus examples and descriptions of Eskimo arts and craft
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (eps and page-block edges slightly tanned) in a slightly edge-worn but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A nice copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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(Francis) Cadell - the Life and Works of A Scottish Colourist 1883 - 1937

Portland Gallery, London / Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh
Large 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 112pp, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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