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Blind Understanding (SIGNED COPY)

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 159pp. Inscribed to 'Gillian and Richard / With every good wish' (being Gillian Tyndall the novelist and social historian) and signed by the author on the title-page
An extremely well preserved FINE copy (pages slightly tanned, top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a very faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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La Ceramique Contemporaine

Compagnie des Arts Photomecaniques, Paris
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 104pp, numerous plates (some in colour). An excellent survey of contemporary modern ceramics. Text in French
A well preserved FINE unread copy (spine and cover edges a little tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Stealing Beauty - British Design Now (ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 3 April - 23 May 1999

ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts in association with Perrier-Jouet, London
4to in plastic ring-bound colour printed stiff card covers, 104pp on various weights and types of paper plus 8 colour printed interleaved inserts and rear colophon card
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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War and Peace - Ottoman - Polish Relations in the 15th 19th Centuries (Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Istanbul June 29 - September 20 1999)

Turkish Republic Ministry of Culture,general Directorate of Monuments and Museums, Istanbul
Thick, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 462pp, colour plates, bibliography etc. Text in English throughout. PLUS loosely inserted typed letter about the exhibition to a member of the British Embassy in Ankara, from and signed by Kaya Turgut.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Don Quixote De La Mancha Vol III (of four)

Printed for T. Mclean, London
8vo in nicely bound in modern red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, red deckle edges. xii + 370pp. 6 finely hand coloured full page engravings here first printed (frontispiece, and 5 bound in text)
Some very mild scattered foxing else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Don Quixote De La Mancha Vol IV (of four)

Printed for T. McLean, London
8vo in nicely bound in modern red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, red deckle edges. xiii + 440pp. 6 finely hand coloured full page engravings here first printed (frontispiece, and 5 bound in text)
Some very mild scattered foxing else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Don Quixote De La Mancha Vol II (of four)

Printed for T. Mclean, London
8vo in nicely bound in modern red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, red deckle edges. xii + 403pp. 6 finely hand coloured full page engravings here first printed (frontispiece, and 5 bound in text)
Some very mild scattered foxing else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Living Years (SIGNED COPY)

Constable, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 241pp, plates in colour and b/w. This copy is signed by Mike Rutherford directly to the title-page (not on an inserted bookplate which is more usually the case)
An extremely well preserved NEW unread and unmarked copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Damien Hirst - The Cancer Chronicles (SIGNED FIRST EDITION)

Other Criteria, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers, 36pp. First printing of Hirst's poetry done to accompany his White Cube exhibition 'Romance in the Age of Uncertainty'. This copy boldly signed by Hirst in black ink on the title-page. This first printing of 2003 was of about 1200 machine numbered copies (no one at Other Criteria has been able to give a precise figure). Of these about 200 were signed, but not all at once, as Hirst would sign a fresh bunch every now and again until stocks dried up.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy
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Weston - Four Generations - Edward Brett Cole Kim Zach (Saller Fine Arts, Regen 2017) *** SIGNED COPY***

Saller Fine Arts, Regen
catalogue for the Regen exhibition in 2017. Square 4to in stiff card covers, 217pp on glossy art paper, mainly full page photos, in colour and b/w by Edward Weston, and offspring Brett, Cole, Kim and Zach Weston plus Friedrich Saller. This copy is warmly inscribed and signed by most of them
AS NEW
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The First HMS Invincible 1747- 58 Her Excavations 1980 - 1991 (Revised 2018 Edition and SIGNED COPY)

Bingeman Publications
Large heavy 4to. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, ix + 250pp, numerous illustrations in text, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page above his printed name (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread and unmarked copy
Signed copyHardcover
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John Glasham's World (SIGNED COPY)

Robinson Publishing, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in dark blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 85pp, illustrated in colour and line throughout. This copy signed by John Glasham on the title-page above the colophon
AS NEW in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (edges faintly dusty two barely noticeable surface nicks to rear panel)
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Museo Teatrale Alla Scala (3 volumes complete with slipcase)

Electa, Milano (Musei e Gallerie di Milano series)
3 matching volumes, all Square 4to in purple cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover. Approx. 1100pp in all, numerous colour and b/w illustrations with copious notes in Italian. A mammoth publication based on the huge Scala Museum collection related to all aspects of opera and it's antecedents
This is an AS NEW unread set (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in AS NEW complete Dust Jackets and all housed in a matching AS NEW slip-case. An excellent set
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Une Histoire Particuliere de la Photographie - Collection Monsieur et Madame X (Pierre Berge & Associes, Paris Auction Catalogue 19 Mars 2015)

Pierre Berge & Associes, Paris
Large and very heavy 4to in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 371pp on glossy art paper, 341 lots, all illustrated, index of photographers at rear
FINE, a very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Hole in the Wall (Tauchnitz 3605)

Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig
Octavo size (8vo) in black printed stiff paper wrappers, 271pp, rear cover book list dated September 1903, inserted 32pp catalogue at rear dated September 1, 1902
An extremely well preserved FINE little used copy (spine very slightly tanned, covers faintly dusty, top edge of page block a little dust darkened
Softcover
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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher and other stories (SIGNED COPY)

Fourth Estate, London
8vo in black boards, gilt lettering to spine, 242pp. Inscribed 'Jeremy - with adniration' and signed by author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Mick Rooney - L on Earth - Love, Lust, Loss and Learning (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Landscape 4to in blind embossed bright orange cloth covered boards, unpaginated, approx. 56pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Copy No. 51 of 200 copies (500 ordinary copies were also made) inscribed and signed by Rooney of the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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John Martin - Apocalypse (Tate Britain, London 21 September 2011 - 15 January 2012)

Tate Publishing, London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 240pp, colour plates, etc.
NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Inspector General - Sir Jeremiah Fitzpatrick and the Politics of Social Reform 1783 - 1802

Croom Helm, London
8vo in black faux leather covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 344pp, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (small ink name on front blank fly-leaf and otherwise completely unmarked) in a slightly spine sunned and slightly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy of this very elusive book
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Philip Treacy - When Philip Met Isabella (SIGNED COPY)

Assouline, New York
Small 4to. in grey boards, white lettering to spine and front cover, 79pp on thick glossy art paper, numerous illustrations, photos etc. in text. Inscribed and signed in ink by Philip Treacy with a small face sketch (which he usually does when signing) on the half title leaf (no other marks or inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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L'Appartamento Borgia in Vaticano

Danesi, Roma
Thick, heavy 4to. in navy blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover. 102pp text with illustrations in text, plus 46 full page sepia plates on thick stiff paper. Text in Italian. Housed in the original plain card slipcase. Volume one of Monografie dei Musei e Gallerie Pontificie.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked and unread copy (some mild foxing to a few leaves) in a foxed but otherwise FINE slipcase. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
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Henry Moore - Critical Essays

Ashgate, Aldershot
Large 8vo in white faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 266pp, plates, index etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Elements of Physics Or Natural Philosophy, General and Medical (etc.)Volume I (3rd Edition 1828) and Volume II Part I Heat and Light (1st Edition 1829) Bound as one

Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, London
Both volumes bound together, thick, heavy 8vo in half brown leather, raised bands and gilt decorations and lettering to spine, marbled boards, page-block edges and end-papers. Volume I - xlviii + 647pp, Volume II Part I - viii + 320pp . This was all that was published of Arnott's Elements of Physics or Natural Philosophy
A well preserved clean and tight VERY GOOD+ copy (cover corner tips and spine ends very slightly worn or rubbed, 2 aged ink names on title-page. A nice copy
1st editionHardcover
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Science and Culture (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 231)

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston and London
Heavy Octavo size (8vo). in glazed colour printed boards (as issued), 416pp, bibliography, index
NEW unread copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends)
1st editionHardcover
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Tony Blair in His Own Words (SIGNED COPY)

Politicos, London
Octavo size (8vo) in burgundy faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 281pp, index. This copy inscribed and signed by Tony Blair on the front blank fly-leaf in thick black ink
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Provincia Di Taranto - tra l'Occidente e il Mediterraneo - Storia Cultura Societa

Scorpione
Large, thick and heavy 4to. in colour printed glazed boards (as issued), 366pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, plans etc. Text in Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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John Martin 1789 - 1854 - Creation of Light - Prints and Drawings From the Campbell Collection / La Oscuridad Visble - Estampa Y Dibujos De La Colleccion Campbell (Casal Solleric, Palma 24 Enero - 26 Marzo 2006 and touring)

Museo De Bellas Artes De Bilbao et al
Very thick, heavy 4to in black cloth backed colour printed boards, 637pp on stiff art paper, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Text in Spanish with full English translations at rear (preliminary text also in Castellano and Catalan). The mammoth catalogue for the touring exhibition of Martin's magnificent engravings
NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionHardcover
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Printing and the Mind of Man - A Descriptive catalogue illustrating the impact of print on the evolution of western civilization during five centuries

Cassell, London
1st printing. 3Large heavy 4to. in rust red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 280pp, numerous illustrations in text, extensive index at rear
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (tiny creases to top cover corner tips from bumping, pages slightly tanned). A nice copy, without dust jacket
1st editionHardcover
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Collage Assemblage and the Found Object

Phaidon, London
Thick, large and heavy Quarto size (4to) in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 336pp, numerous colour and b/w illustrations, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to spine panel)
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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher and other stories (SIGNED COPY)

Fourth Estate, London
8vo in black boards, gilt lettering to spine, 242pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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