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Strangeland

Sceptre, London
1st printing. Bodly signed by Emin on title page (no other inscriptions). Octavo size (8vo) in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 213pp
An AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Arthur Melville ARSA, RSW, RWS 1855 - 1904 (Dundee Museums and Art Galleries Touring exhibition 1977)

City of Dundee Dristrict Council., Dundee
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 20pp, illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Damien Hirst - Corpus - Drawings 1981 - 2006 (First Edition)

Gagosian Gallery, New York / Other Criteria, London
1st printing. Lavish, thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in black printed linen covered boards, gilt embossed black leather label to spine 411pp plates in colour and b/w (many folding), photos, etc. Comprehensive monograph to accompany Hirst's retrospective 'Corpus - Drawings 1981 - 2006' at the Gagosian
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Steve McQueen (ICA, London 30 January - 21 March / Kunsthalle, Zurich 12 June - 15 August 1999)

ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated boards, 54pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Text in English throughout
Mild sunning and bumping to boards else FINE, an otherwise well preserved clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Books of Albion - the Collected Writings of Peter Doherty

Orion, London
1st printing. Heavy 4to. in thick, colour printed boards, 321pp colour printed facsimile of Doherty's notebooks and photos (plus Editor's Notes at rear).
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy. An excellent copy of the scarce hardcover first printing
1st editionHardcover
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Eastward Ha! (SIGNED COPY)

Eyre Methuen, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 126pp. This copy signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Patrick Hughes - Left to Write - Collected Writings (Signed Copy)

Flowers East, London
Published on the occasion of Hughs' exhibition at Flowers East 'Perspectivirtuoso' (19 September to 18 October 2008). Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in red and grey printed stiff card covers, 407pp with numerous colour and line illustrations. This copy signed in thick black ink by Hughes on the first title leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight bumping to bottom corner of page-block fore-edge - from poor handling)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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David Shrigley - Kill Your Pets (SIGNED COPY)

Redstone Press, London
1st printing. Small square Octavo size (8vo) in black printed day-glow orange stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 80pp. Signed (with no other inscription) by Shrigley on fly-leaf (as D Shrig - his usual signature)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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The Site - Photographic Plates - Fi McGhee (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION)

Privately Published, London
Large Quarto size (4to) in boards with cloth spine, die-cut half height dustwrapper and die-cut end leaves (as issued). 47pp on high quality paper showing 21 beautifully reproduced photos. Limited Signed edition, No. 33 of 600
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Opere Complete di Giambatista Casti - In Un Volume

Parigi, Libreria Europea Di Baudry
Quarto size (4to) in ornately gilt decorated parchment backed marbled boards with parchment corner pieces, gilt lettered black label to spine, 444pp and 375pp, portrait frontispiece
VERY GOOD (spine and covers dusty and rubbed, very mild surface crack to bottom half of front outer hinge, end-leaves tanned and beginning to fox, ink inscription on fly-leaf, dated 1917, contents otherwise very clean and tight)
1st editionHardcover
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Alejandro Burset (Primer ensayo)

Mascardi, Buenos Aires
Hardback Large Quarto size (4to). Approx 100pp photos, 1 pp text in Spanish. Includes some of the photographers homo-erotic pictures
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint surface crease to top corner tip of front cover) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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J B Vuillaume - Sa Vie et son Oeuvre

W E Hill, London
4to in paper covered boards with faux leather spine, 207pp text, 80pp plates in colour and b/w (mainly facsimiles, violins and bows), text in English, French and German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Rutland Dirty Weekend Book (SIGNED COPY)

Methuen / Two Continents, New York
Large 4to. in red and black printed stiff card covers with full cover Dust Jacket on glossy paper, unpaginated, approx. 92pp (including inserts) on various types and size of coloured paper and thin card (this copy collated complete). This copy signed by Eric Idle on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved almost FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to top edge, top corner tip of page-block fore-edge faintly creased from mild bumping) in a slightly edge-rubbed near FINE Dust Jacket. A nice copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Tortilla Flat

Heinemann, London
1st printing. 8vo in steel blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 313pp
An extremely well preserved very near FINE very clean and tight barely read copy (slight fading to spine, page-block edges slightly foxed)
1st editionHardcover
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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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Pete Seeger's Storytelling Book (SIGNED by Pete Seeger)

Harcourt, New York & London
1st printing. 8vo in red cloth backed cream paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 264pp. This copy signed by Pete Seeger on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Jan Mladovsky - Magnet - A Bilingual Love Story

Norwich School of Art and Design / Czech Museum Fine Art, Prague
Folio size in pictorial boards. 173pp, colour plates. Artists book produced to accompany Mladovsky's exhibition 'Communism' at the Czech Museum in 2000. Text in English and Czech
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Matthew Barney - Pace Car for the Hubris Pill

Museum Boymans-van Beuningen. Rotterdam
92pp in card covers, plates in colour and b/w, some folding. With the semi-opaque printed plastic sleeve. Text in Dutch and English
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW plastic sleeve
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Minky Manky (South London Gallery 12 April - 14 May 1995)

South London Gallery, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 50pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. PLUS loosely inserted 4pp synopsis
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Sailing of A Refugee Ship - A little record of the Voyage of the Principe Di Udine from Genoa to New York in August Nineteen Fourteen, during the first days of the European Conflict

Arno Behnke, New York
Octavo size (8vo) in dark green cloth, gilt lettering to front cover, 78pp, photos in text, 8pp list of names of refugees on board at rear
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (tiny crease to bottom cover corner tips from bumping, two small and not glaring ink marks to front cover). A nice copy of the very scarce first edition, first printing
1st editionHardcover
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The Sweeniad (First Limited Edition)

No Publisher, No Place (Printed for Private Circulation at the Broadwater Press)
Octavo size (8vo), privately published in an edition of about 300 copies. Octavo size (8vo) in red cloth. 66pp. Purcell's famous burlesque on Eliot's Sweeney Agonistes
VERY GOOD (faint'ish soil to bottom edge of spine and rear cover, internally a very clean and tight copy)
1st editionHardcover
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I Can Never Say Enough About the Men - The Jammu and Kashmir Rifles (SIGNED COPY)

PMC Management Consultants (for the author)
Quarto size (4to) in gilt embossed navy faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 175pp, photo end-papers, frontispiece, maps and illustrations in text, colour plates, at rear. This copy inscribed and signed by the author on the half title leaf. This is the scarce first printing done in a small hardback edition for private distribution by the author. It was later published in a trade paperback edition
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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A Moveable Feast

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 191pp
A well preserved FINE barely read copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (very slightly rubbed and faintly nicked at head of spine panel, sliver of tanning to inner flap top edges)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Jaildo Marinho (SIGNED COPY)

Pinakotheke, Rio De Janeiro
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 159pp, colour plates, etc. Text in Portuguese, French and English. Inscribed and signed by Jaildo Marinho on the title-page
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Shadows of A Hand - The Drawings of Victor Hugo

The Drawing Center, New York / Merrell Holberton, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 160pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Ali Hassan - Desert Horses 2013

Published by the Artist, Doha, Qatar
Very large square Folio in blind embossed white boards, unpaginated, approx. 64pp on high gloss stiff art paper, brief texts in Arabic and English, mainly captioned photos of Hassan's sculpture and painting
NEW copy but for a slight bump to bottom edge of spine, in a NEW Dust Jacket (slightly creased at spine panel ends)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Tokuda Yasokichi III - the Power of Colour Drawing on the Past (Touring Exhibition)

Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum / Asahi Shimbun
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed and gilt embossed stiff glossy card covers, 150pp on stiff art paper, colour plates mainly of Yasokichi's fine ceramics. Text in English and Japanese
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Bart Michielsen (SIGNED COPY)

Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
Square Quarto size (4to) in blind embossed black cloth covered boards, 157pp, plates in colour and b/w. Text in Dutch, French and English. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Gross Arnold (Signed copy with ink sketch)

Published by the Artist, Hungary
Small landscape 4to in red cloth, silver embossed border and lettering to front cover, unpaginated, approx. 60pp on thick art paper, brief text in German, English and Hungarian mainly colour plates. Signed and hand numbered (304) by Arnold Gross at the rear. Also inscribed and signed by Gross in mirror writing (reversed script - a skill the artist was adept with) with an ink sketch on the half title leaf
AS NEW
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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The Royal Art Lodge - Ask the Dust - Dictionary of Received Ideas (Drawing Center, New York January 18 - March 8 2003 and Touring)

The Drawing Center, New York / Power Plant, Toronto / De Vleeshal, Middleburg / Plug in Ica, Winnipeg
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers, 101pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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