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Ryan McGinley - Olympic Swimmers (Boxed Set)

Opening Ceremony / Ryan McGinley, New York
1st Printing, 1st issue. 16 gloss colour photos housed in a gilt embossed white glossy card box. Published by McGinley, each photograph is printed on art card, approx 4 x 5 inches, and are a portfolio depicting Athens Olympic swimmers in action during August 2004, commissioned by the New York Times Magazine for publication that August. Each print has the copyright date of August 2004 printed on the reverse, but these sets of boxed prints were not produced until 2006 when 500 copies were made in an unnumbered edition.
NEW in NEW box (hint of tanning to box)
1st editionHardcover
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George Shaw - What I Did this Summer (Ikon Gallery 29 - 14 September 2003 and touring)

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
4to in colour printed glossy boards (as issued), 59pp on glossy art paper, colour plates (1 folding), etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Jef Verheyen - Lux Est Lex (Axel Vervoordt Kanal Maart / March 1 - April 17 2004)

Axel Vervoordt Kanal, Wijnegem
Very large 4to in stiff card covers, 160pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in Flemish and English
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Claudia Andujar - A Vulnerabilidade do Ser

Pinacoteca Do Estado / Cosac Naify, Sao Paulo
Thick, heavy landscape 4to in photo illustrated thick boards, 328pp on various types and weights of paper, plus photo index at rear. Dual text in English and Portuguese
NEW copy (tiny slight crease to top corner tip of front cover from poor handling)
1st editionHardcover
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A Book of Not Knowing When We Are Going to Die or Grow up and of Only Knowing a Little Bit (Artists book)

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Alberta
Large Octavo size (8vo) in yellow cloth, black lettering to spine. Pages numbere 1 to xi plus 300 pages of which only pp 1 to 23 and pp 259 are printed and numbered (as issued). Published to coincide with the exhibition Bookworks and Audiotapes (Southern Alberta Art Gallery, February 6 - 28 1982). Only a small pnumber were printed and copies, especially those in nice condition, are hard to come by.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy
1st editionHardcover
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Jeroglific - Apunts per un llibre de poemes (SIGNED COPY with ink sketch)

Aleu, Barcelona
Square Quarto size (4to) in black faux leather covered boards with white lettering (as issued). Unpaginated, approx. 200pp, illustrated in colour and b/w. Inscribed copy signed and dated by Verges Grau with sketch by him in ink on fly-leaf. Text in Catalan
An AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Alberto Terrile - Nel Segno Dell' Angelo - Work in Progress 1991 > 2008 (SIGNED COPY)

Festival Della Scienza, Genova
Square 4to in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 130pp mainly finely reproduced full page photos with opposing captions, text in Italian, to accompany the Festival Della Scienza 2008 exhibition of Terrile's angel photos at the Loggia Della Mercanzia, Genova (23.10.08 - 4.11.08). This copy has been signed in ink by Alberto Terrile on the front fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
Almost AS NEW (tiny bump to page-block fore-edge, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Peter Blake (Tate Gallery, London 9 February - 20 March 1983) SIGNED COPY

Tate Gallery, London
Square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 136pp, colour plates, bibliography, etc. Inscribed 'To Peter' and signed by Peter Blake under his printed name on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (barely visible hint of tanning to leaves). An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Quentin Blake - Beyond the Page (SIGNED COPY)

Tate Publishing, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 4to. in red boards, black lettering to spine, 256pp on thick art paper colour plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Quentin Blake on the half title leaf
AS NEW in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (barely noticeable short closed tear to head of spine panel - neatly repaired from verso with archival paper, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Keith Pattison - No Redemption (SIGNED COPY)

Flambard Press, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Landscape 4to in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 100pp on stiff art paper, mainly finely printed photos of the miners and wider community at Easington Colliery taken by Pattinson during the 1984 miners' strike. This copy is signed by Keith Pattison on the title-page. Published in a small edition and now scarce
An AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Carpets and Textiles in the Iranian World 1400 - 1700 - Proceedings of the Conference held at the Ashmolean Museum on 30 - 31 August 2003

May Beattie Archive / Ashmolean Museum, Oxford / Bruschettini Foundation for Islamic Art and Asian Art, Genoa
Thick, heavy 4to. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 260pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index, map end-papers etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Vernacular Heritage and Earthen Architecture - Contributions for Sustainable Development (Proceedings of CIAV 2013 / 7th ATP / Versus, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal, 16 - 20 October 2013)

Crc Press / Taylor & Francis, London
Thick, heavy 8vo in colour plates, boards, 868pp, numerous illustrations, maps and plans in text, author index PLUS CD-ROM in pocket at rear (as issued)
NEW copy (slight crease to spine ends)
1st editionHardcover
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Cholula - Reporte Preliminar

Editorial Nueva Antropologia, Mexico
Thick, heavy 4to. in stiff card covers, variously paginated approx. 220pp in total, includes many photos, maps plans diagrams etc. Text in Spanish. Messmacher was director of the site for the first part of the third main phase of excavations begun in 1966, but left shortly after this preliminary report was published. A short typed letter (in English) and signed by Messmacher is loosely inserted
A well preserved about FINE clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, pages very slightly tanned)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Fair Game

Macmillan, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 219pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (pages only slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. Rarely found in such excellent condition.
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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My Kenya Days (SIGNED COPY)

Harper Collins, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 224pp, plates, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Finnegans Wake

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in rust red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 628pp plus 28pp 'corrections of misprints' at rear. This is the first reprint, and first issue thus, many leaves still unopened
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of sunning to spine, slight push to bottom cover corner tips, pages very slightly tanned, neat inscription on front blank fly-leaf - dated 1946)
1st editionHardcover
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Memoires De Joseph Fouche - Duc d'Otrante - Ministre de la Police Generale (2e / 2nd Edition)

Le Rouge, Paris
Two matching volumes in contemporary quarter red leather, brown marbled boards, red marbled end-papers, Tome 1: portrait frontispiece, xii + 418pp; Tome 2: 384pp
Both volumes VERY GOOD, moderately worn cover corner tips, spines lightly rubbed, leaves tanned or browned, very slight worming to blank top margin of one leaf only. A very presentable set
Hardcover
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Ai Weiwei - Sunflower Seeds (Tate Modern, London 12 October 2010 - 2 May 2011) Wei Wei

Tate Gallery Publishing, London
1st printing. 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 144pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Dracula (1927 Garrick Theatre Programme)

Garrick Theatre, London
8vo size theatre programme in printed paper wrappers, 24pp (including covers), contains period advertising etc. Stoker's Dracula did not achieve widespread fame until Hamilton Deane adapted it for the stage in late 1924 when it toured the UK before moving to various, and ever larger, London theatres (the Garrick being the 4th). This programme (dated December 5 1927) is a rare survival.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (ink name and date to top corner tip of the front cover, very slight rust marks to rear spine margin, hint of tanning to leaves)
Softcover
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Linda McCartney - Photographs

Pavilion, London
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in dark grey cloth covered boards, white embossed lettering to spine and front cover, 133pp on thick art paper, mainly finely printed large full page b/w photos
A well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy (hint of tanning to top edge of the grey end-papers) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy of this increasingly scarce book
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Ryan McGinley - Olympic Swimmers (Boxed Set)

Opening Ceremony / Ryan McGinley, New York
1st Printing, 1st issue. 16 gloss colour photos housed in a gilt embossed white glossy card box. Published by McGinley, each photograph is printed on art card, approx 4 x 5 inches, and are a portfolio depicting Athens Olympic swimmers in action during August 2004, commissioned by the New York Times Magazine for publication that August. Each print has the copyright date of August 2004 printed on the reverse, but these sets of boxed prints were not produced until 2006 when 500 copies were made in an unnumbered edition.
NEW in NEW box (hint of tanning to box)
1st editionHardcover
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The Cambridge History of Christianity - Vol / Volume 2 - Constantine to C. 600

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Thick, heavy 8vo. in dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 758pp, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Cambridge History of Christianity - Vol / Volume 5 - Eastern Christianity

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Thick, heavy 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 722pp, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Cambridge History of Christianity - Vol / Volume 6 - Reform and Expansion 1500 - 1660

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Thick, heavy 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, xxi + 749pp, extensive bibliography, index etc. 1st printing
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Cambridge History of Christianity - Vol / Volume 1 - Origins to Constantine

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Thick, heavy 8vo. in dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 740pp, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Democracy on Trial - Reflections on Arab and African Politics (SIGNED COPY and with TLS from Andre Deutsch)

Andre Deutsch, London
Specially bound edition in full blue leather, gilt lettering to spine, brown and gilt marbled end-papers, 318pp, plates, index. Inscribed and signed by Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub on the title-page, PLUS loosely inserted brief typed and signed letter from the publisher Andre Deutsch - both addressed to a member of the board of Reuters, who acted as agents for Mahgoub. Also loosely inserted is a single sided typed sheet (from the minutes of a Reuters board meeting) detailing their handling of this book, fees and advances paid etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight shelf rub to spine ends and cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Out to Lunch - Benison Fence Off

Barque Press, Cambridge
8vo in black printed stiff glossy card covers with the outline letters of 'Out to Lunch' hand coloured in pink ink (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 72pp. Printed in a very small edition and now very rarely turns up for sale
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Quentin Blake- Words and Pictures (SIGNED COPY)

Tate Publishing, London
Heavy Quarto size (4to) in marine green boards, black lettering to spine, 216pp, illustrated in colour throughout. Signed by Blake on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
NEW unmarked and unread copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copyHardcoverDustjacket
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Mdina - Citadel of Memory (SIGNED COPY)

Atlantis, Malta
Square Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers 119pp, mainly captioned drawings. Presentation copy (inscribed to Monica Pidgeon the editor of Architectural Design magazine) and signed by Richard England on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Larry Bell (Carre d'Art / Musee d'Art Contemporain de Nimes 25 Fevrier - 22 Mai 2011)

Les Presses Du Reel, Dijon / Idea Books, NL & London
4to in colour printed thick boards, silvered end-papers, 159pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in French
NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionHardcover
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