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The Buried Giant (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing and correct 1st issue with the plain unprinted page-block edges (some later copies had black printed page-block edges). 8vo in grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, 345pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Out of Actions - Between Performance and the Object 1949 - 1979

Thames & Hudson, New York & London
Thick, very heavy 4to in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 407pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, artist index, bibliography etc
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Slang To-day and Yesterday - with a short historical sketch and vocabularies of English American and Australian Slang (today)

George Routledge & Sons, London
Large thick 8vo in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 476pp, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly foxed or tanned) in a spine tanned, slightly foxed and slightly edge-nicked but otherwise VERY GOOD Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector). An unusually nice copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Nathan Coley (with signed card)

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
Large 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 143pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. PLUS loosely inserted signed card from Nathan Coley on his headed stationary.
NEW unread copy
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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 copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Jacques-Louis David 1748 - 1825 (Musee du Louvre / Versailles 26 Octobre 1989 - 12 Fevrier 1990)

Editions Reunion de Musees Nationaux
Large, very thick and heavy 4to in boards, 655pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. Text in French
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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A Journey to Lake Taupo and Australian and New Zealand Tales and Sketches

E A Petherick & Co, London & Melbourne
8vo in black and gilt embossed olive green cloth, bevelled edges, advertisement end-papers, 221pp plus publishers ads at rear.
An uncommonly well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (top edge of page block dust darkened, faintes hint of soil to covers). A very nice copy.
1st editionHardcover
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Elaine Ling - Written in Stone - Photographies

Edition Le Quai De La Batterie, Arras
4to size folder containing 19 b/w photographs printed on stiff card (one side only) and 4 text cards printed on both sides, dual text in French and English, some of the text is duplicated due to a printers error (this affected every copy made), but all the text is present as called for. No edition size is given but copies of this portfolio are rare
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight set (slight tanning to two of the text cards)
1st editionSoftcover
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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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Ian McKeever - Paintings (SIGNED COPY)

Lund Humphries, Farnham
Published to accompany the exhibition 'Ian McKeever - The Temple Paintings' at Kings Place Gallery, London 4 September - 16 October 2009. Large heavy 4to. in blue faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 208pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by McKeever (as Ian) on the half title leaf below his printed name
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A Writer's Diary

Hogarth Press, London
1st printing. 8vo in orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 372pp, bibliography, index.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned, inscription on front blank fly-leaf dated 1953, hint of shelf rub to cover bottom edges) in a lightly edge-chipped and tanned but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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William Notman - the Stamp of A Studio (For the Art Gallery of Ontario November 2 - December 5 1985 and touring)

Art Gallery of Ontario / Coach House Press, Toronto
Extra large landcape 4to in grey linen covered boards gilt lettering to spine 173pp, plates (some colour) etc
A well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (neat inscription along top edge of front blank fly-leaf) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (thin sliver of rub to head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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La Sculpture Des Lega (Galerie Helene et Philippe Leloup, Paris 14 Juin - 30 Juillet 1994)

Galerie Helene & Philippe Leloup, Paris
Heavy 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 205pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, etc. Dual text in French and English
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Gilbert and George - Recent Works (Robert Miller Gallery, New York January 11- February 12 1994) ********** SIGNED COPY ***********

Robert Miller Gallery, New York
4to in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on thick art paper, mainly finely printed colour plates. Inscribed and signed by Gilbert and George on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Marwan - 75 Aquarelle (SIGNED COPY)

Radius, Stuttgart
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 111pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in German. Inscribed (in Arabic) and signed in pencil by author on the half title leaf
NEW copy
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Mario Botta - Spazio Sacro Architetture 1966 - 2018 (Pinacoteca Comunale Casa Rusca, Locarno 25 Marzo - 12 Agosto 2018) ******* SIGNED COPY *******

Casagrande / Pinacoteca Comunale Casa Rusca, Locarno
Thick, heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 300pp on thick art paper, colour plates, plans, bibliography, etc. Text in Italian. Inscribed and signed by Mario Botta on the front fly-leaf, with the additional signature (and lengthy inscription on the title-page) in Greek from, we are told, a member of Botta's design team.
AS NEW (single reading crease to spine)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Phantoms of the Isles - Further Tales From the Haunted Realms (SIGNED COPY)

Webb and Bower, Exeter
Large 4to. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 128pp on glossy art paper, mainly Marsden's eerie b/w photos with lengthy descriptions. This copy signed by him on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions). Books signed by Marsden are rare.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (mild vertical crease to front fly-leaf) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (top edge of inner flaps very faintly tanned, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Beasts Royal

G P Putnam's Sons, London
1st printing. Small 4to in purple cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, 84pp on thick paper. Colour frontispiece plus 8 full page b/w plates. Patrick O'Brian's second book and the sixth book to be illustrated by C F Tunnicliffe's
a well preserved VERY GOOD+ very clean and tight unmarked copy (hint of sunning to spine, end-leaves and page-block edges slightly foxed or tanned. No dust jacket but still a very nice copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Aeroplane

T C & E C Jack, London
8vo in brown cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 280pp on thick paper, colour frontispiece, 16 b/w full page plates, illustrations, diagrams, plans etc in text. Complete with the rare dust jacket
An extremely well preserved near FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (end leaves and page-block edges a little tanned) in a lightly tanned VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (tiny chips to corner tips, thin sliver mild rub and wear to spine panel ends, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Midsummer Morning Jog Log (SIGNED by Michael Horovitz and Peter Blake)

Five Seasons Press, Hereford
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 36pp, cover and 5 other illustrations by Blake. This copy inscribed and signed by Michael Horovitz and Peter Blake on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Art et Objets Tribaux II - Regard sur une Collection

Philippe Guimiot, Bruxelles
Large 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, unpaginated, approx. 160pp on stiff semi-gloss art paper, mainly finely printed colour photos of carved wooden tribal figurines assembled by a Belgian collector
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves, single small flat crease to bottom corner tip of last leaf)
1st editionHardcover
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Horses - portraits by Derry Moore (SIGNED COPY)

rizzoli, New York
Large heavy 4to. in blind embossed dark grey cloth, 191pp on thick art paper, mainly finely printed full page colour and b/w photos. Inscribed and signed by Derry Moore on the half title leaf
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Marc Reist - Multiscala 2008 - 2013 (SIGNED COPY)

Marc Reist
Thick, heavy 4to. in stiff card covers, with integral photo illustrated dust jacket, 179pp on thick art paper, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Text in English, German, Italian and French. One of 600 copies printed. Inscribed and signed by Marc Reist on the front blank fly-leaf
NEW copy
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Rob and Nick Carter - Chinese Whispers - The Complete Works 2011 - 2015 (Fine Art Society, London 14 - 29 January 2015)

Fine Art Society Contemporary, London
Extra Large 4to. in thick linen covered boards, black lettering to spine and front cover, unpaginated, approx. 220pp on thick art paper, mainly illustrations, large foldout illustration at rear
AS NEW (minor mis-fold to rear fold-out)
1st editionHardcover
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Donna Ferrato - Love and Lust (SIGNED COPY)

Aperture, New York
Extra large Octavo size (8vo) in purple and white printed thick laminated boards, 143pp, 20pp approx of text by Ferrato, rest captioned plates in colour and b/w. This copy signed by Ferrato on the title-page in thick black ink with a heart motif over the title, additional inscription and heart motif by her on the opposing dedication leaf which reads 'Now more than ever, 2K6 after Madrid'
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unmarked and unread copy
Signed copy1st 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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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 (727) by Arnold Gross at the rear, who has also inscribed it on the same page with a full page original ink sketch of the facing page
AS NEW
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The Entropy Exhibition - Michael Moorcock and the British New Wave in Science Fiction (SIGNED COPY)

Routledge & Kegan Paul, London
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 244pp, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Colin Greenland on the title-page
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a near FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (3 barely noticeable very short closed edge tears repaired on verso with archival paper, minute chip to bottom corner tip of front flap fold, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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1851 Or the Adventures of Mr and Mrs Sandboys and Family Who Came Up to London to Enjoy Themselves and to See the Great Exhibition

David Bogue, London
1st printing. 8vo in contemporary defective quarter leather, 242pp (due to a printing error the leaves are mispaginated, omitting pp. 63-64), engraved title-page and frontispiece, plus 8 other plates. This copy has the following in the ink inscription on the front blank fly-leaf 'This was written by your great-great-uncle, Henry Mayhew, who was present on Opening Day (of the Great Exhibition) when Queen Victoria, the Prince Consort, and their children were there' The inscription is dated March 1953
GOOD only. Lacks spine, front cover and first 3 leaves detached, all leaves present and are very clean, all plates present (some plates repaired or strengthened with tape on verso)
1st editionHardcover
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Rob Ward - Reflections (SIGNED COPY)

Making Space, Isle of Wight
Large, very heavy 4to in silvers embossed bright yellow cloth covered boards, 279pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by Rob Ward on the title-page (as Rob) with notes, index other inscriptions PLUS loosely inserted handwritten note from the artist on his headed notepaper and signed by him as Rob
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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