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Motif - Number 2 - February 1959 - A Journal of the Visual Arts (SIGNED COPY)

Shenval Press, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards to a design by Robert Stewart. 92pp on various types of paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, type samples etc. This copy inscribed and signed by Ruari McLean (as Ruari) on the title-page
A well preserved clean and tight VERY GOOD+ copy (tiny speck of wear to cover corner tips, head of spine slightly creased and rubbed, spine and covers slightly tanned)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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K Foundation Burn A Million Quid

Ellipsis, London
1st printing. Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card, folded self wrappers. 249pp, colour plates, etc
an extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Claudia Andujar - Marcados

Cosac & Naify, Brazil
1st printing. Square 4to in photo illustrated glazed boards (as issued), 154pp on glossy art paper, photos etc. Text in English throughout
NEW copy (tiny slight crease to top corner tip of front cover from mild bumping)
1st editionHardcover
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Teun Hocks - Het Late Uur - the Late Hour

Uitgeverij De Geus, Breda
1st printing. Heavy 4to. in bright yellow boards, 197pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in Dutch and English
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (some very faint shelf-rub to cover bottom edges) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Colossus - Bletchley Park's Greatest Secret (SIGNED COPY)

Atlantic Books, London
1st Printing. Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 562pp, plates, index etc. Signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight crease to head of spine) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (vertical crease to spine panel, barely visible and looks new in its protector)
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The Baudin Expedition and the Tasmanian Aborigines 1802

Blubber Head Press, Hobart
Large, very heavy 4to in rust red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 245pp on thick art paper, illustrated in colour and b/w, bibliog, index etc. Limited edition of 1,000 copies for sale this is marked as an 'out of series' sample copy
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy still close to new (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly spine sunned and very slightly edge-nicked but otherwise about FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Dreamkeepers - Polixeni Papapetrou (SIGNED COPY)

Published by the Artist
Square 4to size, 3 folding leaves on grey paper covered very thick card with 4 colour photos and Murray-Smith's essay pasted to the boards. Limited edition of 1,000 copies, this one is signed and dated 2012 by Papapetrou in ink.
AS NEW
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Gareth McConnell (SIGNED COPY)

Photoworks, Brigton / Steidl, Gottingen
Large 4to. in light grey cloth, 128pp on glossy art paper, finely printed full page colour photos etc. Inscribed and signed by Gareth McConnell on the half title leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Last Stroke - A Detective Story

Ward Lock, London
8vo in decorated brown cloth, 319pp, 8pp publishers ads at rear which include 'Dr.Nikola's Fortune', 'Chronicles of Martin Hewitt' and 'Jewel Mysteries I Have Known'. Publication is generally given as 1896 but was more probably 1897 (accession dates given by copyright libraries)
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, mild tanning to end-leaves, some scattered and very slight foxing to leaves) . A nice copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Drawings of Russell Drysdale (SIGNED COPY)

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in illustrated textured stiff card covers, 112pp, plates in colour and (mainly) b/w, etc. Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name during the Festival of Perth 21 February - 15 March 1980. This copy inscribed and signed by Russell Drysdale below his printed name on the title-page.
A well preserved about FINE very clean and tight copy (covers a little tanned and faintly dusty)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Rolf Harris (Portland Gallery, London 17 June - 29 July 2006)

Portland Gallery, London
Folio size in colour printed stiff card covers, 80pp, full page colour plates etc. Price list loosely inserted
Almost AS NEW (tiny speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Paul Graham - Paintings (Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London 2000 and touring)

Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London / Galerie Bob Van Orsouw, Zurich / Lawrence Rubin - Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, New York
8vo in blind embossed pink linen covered boards, brown lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 56pp with 14 very finely printed colour plates. This copy was marked up by the artist with titles for each of paintings written in thick black felt tip below their reproduction (in the printed checklist at the rear they are all untitled)
Covers dusty else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
Hardcover
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Stara Gradska I Seocka Arxitectura y Srbij / Anciennes Architectures Civile et Rurale en Serbie (English translation - Old Civil and Rural Architecture of Serbia)

Prosbet / Prosveta, Belgrade
Large Quarto size (4to). in cream linen backed paper covered boards, 188pp, 14pp plates, numerous plates, plans and illustrations of traditional housing and farm buildings, etc. Cyrillic text with French summary at rear
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (inscription on fly-leaf)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Damien Hirst - Romance in the Age of Uncertainty (2003 first edition)

White Cube, London
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff thin covers, 144pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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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 red ink on the title-page
NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Manual for the Solution of Military Cyphers

Aegean Park Press, Laguna Hills
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers. 112pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy. An excellent copy of the scarce 1st Edition
1st editionSoftcover
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Takamichi Ito 1960 - 2005 - Exhibition of Kinetic Sculpture (University Art Museum, Tokyo 19 January - 5 February 2006) SIGNED COPY

University Art Museum, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music 3f
Very large Square Quarto size (4to) in blind embossed stiff card covers with bright yellow wrapper, 97pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English and Japanese. Signed by Takamichi Ito on the verso of the title-page and opposite his photo portrait
Almost AS NEW (tiny speck of shelf rub to bottom cover corner tip) in a slightly sunned but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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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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They Call it Wrestling - A Pictoral Anthology of the American Wrestler

Leisure Press, New York
Extra Large and heavy Quarto size (4to) in red boards, silver lettering to spine, 286pp, mainly nicely printed captioned photos of wrestlers in action.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny and very slight crease to bottom corner tip of front cover) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (slightly tanned, tiny nick to top corner of front flap fold, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Photography Discussed - Images From the Tosca Photography Fund - Selected essays from the Object to Idea Symposium, Courtauld Institute, October 2009

Tosca Photography Fund, London
Large heavy Square Quarto size (4to) in orange cloth backed, photo illustrated grey paper covered boards, grey lettering to spine, 208pp, many finely printed full page photos in colour and b/w, etc. Edition of 1000 copies only
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Maximilian Meisse - Museumsinsel Berlin (SIGNED COPY)

Wasmuth
Large Quarto size (4to). in black boards, 95pp, mainly finely printed colour photos, brief text in English and German . Signed and dated (in pencil) by Maximilian Meisse on the title-page
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Heal's 1810 - 2010 - 200 Years of Design and Inspiration

Heal & Son, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in black silk covered boards, blind embossed lettering to spine and front cover, all page-block edges gilt, gold patterned end-papers, 167pp, numerous illustrations in text, gate-fold chronology etc. No. 1146 of 2000 copies
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Pedro Coronel - Retrospectiva

Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
Large Quarto size (4to). in dark red cloth, 126pp, colour plates, etc. Text in Spanish
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Favorite Story Book for Little Folk

Darton and Hodge, London
Small Quarto size (4to). in in ornately gilt and blind embossed red cloth, all page-block edges gilt, 255pp, frontispiece plus 15 full page plates all hand coloured. States 9th edition, but probably actually only a 2nd or 3rd edition thus - this publisher was known to skip a few editions, or print in very small editions of only one or two hundred copies to make it look like the book was selling better than it may have been to encourage sales (a trick later taken up by other publishers)
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (thin sliver of loss to cloth at spine ends, slight wear to spine edges, copperplate name on front free end-paper dated 1960, inscription on following blank fly-leaf dated 1863)
Hardcover
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Rudolf Hoflehner (SIGNED COPY)

Thames & Hudson, London
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in linen covered boards, black lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 100pp, plates etc. This copy inscribed to the art dealer Erica Brausen and signed by Rudolf Hoflehner on the half title leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (very slightly tanned, 3 tiny nicks to top edges, looks fine in its protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The People's Biographical Dictionary - A Picture Gallery of Great Men of All Ages and Countries - Especially of Such As Have Lived Within the Last Century and by Their Own Efforts Raised Themselves and Benefited Their Species

John Cassell, London
Four volumes complete and bound as one in blue marbled boards with brown leather spine and corner pieces, gilt lettering and rule to spine. Pagination: iv + 144pp; 144pp; 144pp; 176pp. Copies of the complete set are quite scarce
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (mild rub to spine and corner tips, title-pages tanned and dusty, small defection to top corner tip of title-page to the 4th volume)
1st editionHardcover
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Bummaree - Photographs of Smithfield by Chris Clunn

Fior Books, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 32pp mainly very nicely printed captioned photos
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (small and very slight flat crease to front cover fore-edge, tiny flat crease to bottom corner tip of rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Angela Bulloch - Rule Book

Book Works, London
Extra large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers, 123pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st 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 copy
1st editionHardcover
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Leo - The First Business Computer

Hasler Publishing, Wokingham
1st printing. Large Octavo size (8vo) in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 272pp, plates, index etc. On the J Lyons and Co. development of Leo, the first ever business computer, begun in 1947
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (tiny address label on front paste-down end-paper, hidden by dust jacket flap) in near FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (minute nicks to front flap fold corner tips, looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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