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Maggi & Henrietta - Drawings of Henrietta Moraes by Maggi Hambling (SIGNED COPY)

Bloomsbury, London
8vo in thick colour printed boards, unpaginated, approx. 100pp on thick art paper, plates etc. Inscribed and signed by Hambling on the title-page
NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Andre Naggar - Images Mentales - 50 Ans De Photographie (Trianon De Bagatelle, Paris Mars - Avril 1988) Inscribed Copy with Small Signed Original Photo

Trianon De Bagatelle, Paris
Large square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 52pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in French and English. This copy inscribed in pencil on the title-page by the Andre Naggar PLUS loosely inserted 10 x 15cm original colour photo('Love')signed in silver ink by Naggar in the bottom right corner.
A well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to covers), the photo is in fine condition but for a tiny and very faint crease to the bottom left corner
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Perdition - A Play in Two Acts

Ithaca Press, London (Jerusalem studies series 13)
Uncut dopy of the first printing and 1st issue. Large Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. 152pp. Aside from the script, contains documents, letters etc relating to the cancellation of the Ken Loach Royal Court production and the Israeli libel action of 1953 on which the play is based. This is one of the few - and now very scarce, complete and uncut copies given out, mainly to reviewers and people associated with the publishers and the Royal Court Theatre, before legal action halted their sale. It contains all the passages that were subsequently physically cut from the first printing, and omitted in subsequent printings.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (mild foxing or tanning to page-block edges, slight flat crease to top corner tip of front cover, one leaf creased at top corner tip from turning - but now flat)
1st editionSoftcover
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Ida Applebroog - Are You Bleeding Yet

La Maison Red, New York
1st printing. Thick, very heavy 4to, sumptuously bound in rich red cloth, yellow lettering to spine and front cover, 395pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved AS NEW copy in a slightly sunned but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Love in Earnest - Some Notes on the Lives and Writings of English Uranian Poets From 1880 - 1930

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
1st printing. Large Octavo size (8vo) in dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 280pp, plates, bibliog, index etc
VERY GOOD - a very presentable ex-library copy with no exterior signs of library use, though having the usual internal stamps and cancels to preliminaries and end leaves, pages slightly tanned, page-block edges a little dusty
1st editionHardcover
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Memoir of William Ellis and an account of his conduct teaching

Longmans Green, London & New York
1st printing. 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, portrait frontispiece, 201pp with appendices etc. First significant biography of the noted educationist and reformer. Very scarce, small printing and most survivals are institutionally held
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight barely read copy ( thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, pages very slightly tanned, page-block edges slightly dusty)
1st editionHardcover
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Divers Vanities (Tauchnitz 3844)

Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig
Octavo size (8vo) in black printed stiff paper wrappers, 295pp, rear cover book list dated October 1905, inserted 32pp catalogue at rear dated October 1, 1905. First printing thus
An extremely well preserved FINE little used copy (spine and covers very slightly tanned, covers faintly dusty, top edge of page block a little dust darkened)
1st editionSoftcover
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Green Ginger (Tauchnitz 4105)

Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig
Octavo size (8vo) in black printed stiff paper wrappers, 311pp, rear cover book list dated August 1909, inserted 32pp catalogue at rear dated June 1, 1909
An extremely well preserved FINE little used copy (spine and covers very slightly tanned, covers faintly dusty, top edge of page block a little dust darkened, slight shelf rub to cover bottom edges)
Softcover
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The Green Eye of Goona - Stories of a case of Tokay (Tauchnitz 3791)

Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig
Octavo size (8vo) in black printed stiff paper wrappers, 311pp, rear cover book list dated May 1905, inserted 32pp catalogue at rear dated May 1, 1905. (not listed in Todd and Bowden)
An extremely well preserved FINE little used copy (spine and covers very slightly tanned, covers faintly dusty, top edge of page block a little dust darkened, tiny closed tear to bottom edge of spine at front hinge fold)
Softcover
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Auditorium - A Film by Sophie Rickett with Music by Ed Hughes

Photoworks, Brighton
4to in black cloth covered boards, 117pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, musical score, etc.
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Britain's Everyday Heroes (SIGNED COPY)

Mainstream Publishing, London
1st printing. Large Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. 240pp. Signed by author, in black felt tip, on the half title leaf
NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Homage to Tradition - Huang Binhong 1865 - 1955

Urban Council of Hong Kong / Hong Kong Museum of Art
Very large square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 210pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Mandarin
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint hint of tanning to covers). An excellent copy of this scarce monograph
1st editionSoftcover
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Lynn Chadwick - Sculptor - with A Complete Illustrated Catalogue 1947 - 1988

Clarendon Press, Oxford
Large heavy 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 364pp, plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves, neat inscription on front blank fly-leaf) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Words Words Words

Methuen, London
8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 230pp, index
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (pages slightly tanned) in a moderately spine tanned and very slightly edge-nicked but otherwise almost FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy of this very elusive book
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Matthew Barney - Pace Car for the Hubris Pill

Museum Boymans-van Beuningen. Rotterdam
92pp in stiff card covers, plates in colour and b/w, some folding. Text in Dutch and English. No band
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Ken Griffiths - The Panhandle (SIGNED COPY)

George Marciano / Guess, Los Angeles
Extra Large Square Quarto size (4to) in black cloth, silver lettering to spine, large b/w photo tipped onto front cover (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 100pp, mainly finely reproduced photos of rural Texans. In a red printed black cloth covered slip-case. This copy inscribed 'To Welsh Johnny from a Shirley (?) boy' and signed by Ken Griffiths '89
Hint of fading to spine else FINE, a well preserved very clean and tight copy in a slightly dusty but otherwise FINE slip-case.
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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First Aid- A Book of Ready Reference in Times of Emergency - A Manual of Instruction for Ambulance Students and A Plain Practical Guide to the Rendering of Help in Case of Accident Or Sudden Illness

Ward Lock, London
Octavo size (8vo) in gilt embossed and black printed pictorial brown cloth (copies were also issued in red, green and blue cloth at the same time), 215pp, frontispiece, numerous steel engravings in text, 8pp publishers ads at rear. This copy is a first or very early printing of this book. First printed in 1887 Ward Lock made subsequent unaltered printings up to around 1912, all with no indication of date, but most of these came in very much plainer bindings
An extremely well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, covers slightly dusty and with a few tiny specks of soil to the front cover, page-block edges dusty)
1st editionHardcover
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Horta - Art Nouveau to Modernism

Ludion Press, Ghent / Abrams, New York
Large heavy quarto size (4to). in dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 231pp, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. Published for the exhibition 'Horta' at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels October 1996 - January 1997
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Venezia e l'Islam 828 - 1797 (Venezia, Palazzo Ducale 28.7 / 25.11 2007)

Marsilio, Venezia
Thick, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 386pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, etc. Text in Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Li Fuyuan - Animal Kingdom (Sin Hua Gallery, Singapore1 1993)

Sin Hua Gallery, Singapore
Large Folio in blind embossed and white printed green thick boards, unpaginated, approx. 112pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Mandarin
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a very slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (inner flaps and rear panel slightly tanned)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Trials of Life (SIGNED COPY)

Collins / BBC Books, London
1st printing. Heavy 4to. in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 320pp, colour plates, index etc. Signed by David Attenborough on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Hossein Valamanesh - Out of Nothingness (SIGNED COPY)

Wakefield Press, Kent Town
Large heavy 4to. in black cloth, grey lettering to spine and front cover, 175pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by Hossein Valamanesh on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Adam Neate - A New Understanding (Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, London 9 October - 21 November 2009)

Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, London
Extra Large 4to. in red cloth, unpaginated, approx. 68pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Jewels of the Late Duchess of Windsor - Sold for the Benefit of the Pasteur Institute (Sotheby's, Geneva auction catalogue 2nd and 3rd April 1987)

Sotheby's, Geneva
Large heavy 4to. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 306 lots, many illustrated in colour, some with photos of the Duchess wearing the relevant lot.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (faintly creased along top edge, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Gorka Dorronsoro - Caracas

Oscar Todtmann, Caracas
124pp on glossy art paper plus 16pp photo index and translations at rear on thick light brown paper. Brief text in Spanish, English, German and French, mainly finely reproduced colour photos by Dorronsoro
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in a slightly corner rubbed but otherwise FINE printed slip-case. An excellent copy
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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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 about FINE clean and tight copy (slight creasing to covers at spine, faint signs of small label removal from front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Widow Basquiat - A Love Story

Payback Press, Edinburgh
1st printing. 8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 184pp. This is the scarce first printing which precedes all other editions
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (tiny slight bump and minute flat crease to bottom cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Bruce Nauman - Make Me Think Me (Tate, Liverpool 19 May - 28 August / Madre, Naples 14 October 2006 - 8 January 2007

Tate, Liverpool
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 95pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Liberty's 1875 - 1975 An Exhibition to Mark the Firms Centenary (Victoria & Albert Museum July - October 1975)

Her Majesties Stationary Office / Victoria & Albert Museum, London
4to in stiff card covers, 128pp on glossy art paper, numerous illustrations in text, index etc.
An exceptionally well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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In A Nutshell - A Loan Exhibition of Japanese Netsuke From European Collections

Rosemary Bandini, London
Extra Large 4to. in thick colour printed glossy boards, 113pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. Published to accompany the exhibition held by the International Netsuke Society and the Embassy of Japan in the UK - 4 April - 31 May 2013
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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