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Joanne Tatham and Tom O'Sullivan - An Anthology - I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm So So So Sorry

The Modern Institute / Andrew Hamilton / Toby Webster, Glasgow
Thick 8vo in stiff glossy card covers, variously paginated, approx. 340pp. No 19 of 100 copies
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Anibal Lemos - Arqueologias Do Final Do Milenio / Archaeologies From the End of the Millennium

Anibal Lemos / University of Derby
Very Large square 4to in black boards, unpaginated, approx. 120pp, full page photos etc. Dual text in English and Portuguese
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight push to bottom cover corner tips) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (minute speck of rub to flap fold corner tips)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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America and Alfred Stieglitz - A Collective Portrait

Literary Guild, New York
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in textured black cloth covered boards, inverse silver lettering to spine, 339pp, index, chronology, list of exhibitions etc. Plus 32 single sided plates, being 'Representative Work Shown At 291, the Intimate Gallery and An American Place'. This copy with the bookplate of Nicholas Samstag (American writer and art collector 1904 1968) on the front paste-down end-paper.
VERY GOOD- a clean and tight copy (end-papers and page-block edges moderately browned, mild wear to spine ends, silver lettering to spine a little rubbed)
1st editionHardcover
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Tracey Emin - 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
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Wolfgang Tillmans - If One Thing Matters, Everything Matters (Tate Britain, London 6 June - 5 September 2003)

Tate Publishing, London
Thick, heavy and large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 310pp on stiff art paper, illustrated in colour throughout
An almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy (slight tanning to edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Opening Souvenir Programme - Astoria Southend-on-Sea July 5th 1935

Astoria, Southend
Quite lavishly made Quarto size (4to) programme in green printed and embossed marbled stiff card covers, 36pp all gilt bordered, with embossed transparent tissue end-leaves and green silk string tie. Contains two articles on the building by its architect E A Stone and engineer G Cillison, first weeks film schedule, synopsese, etc. Plus many large or full page adverts with Art Deco graphics
An extremely well preserved very near FINE clean and tight copy (covers faintly dusty, short closed tear to rear plain tissue endpaper). An excellent copy of a rare survival
1st editionSoftcover
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Hussein Chalayan - Altitude (a flip book)

First Impression, London
Small landscape 4to in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 110pp on stiff art paper. This is a flip-book - most leaves with colour printed photo printed on the outer half of facing leaves only, producing a moving image when the pages are flipped. No text
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (mild flat crease to front cover, covers just a little dusty and rubbed). A rare work from Chalayan
1st editionSoftcover
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Fear - Trump in the White House (SIGNED COPY)

Simon & Schuster, New York
Large 8vo in black and red two-tone covers, white lettering to spine 420pp, index etc. Inscribed and signed in full by Woodward on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread and unmarked copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Port Tarascon - the Last Adventures of the Illustrious Tartarin

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. The first UK issue in decoratively black and gilt printed steel blue cloth (later issues were plain ruled), bevel edges, top edge gilt, 359pp, portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard plus numerous illustrations in text, 32pp publishers ads at rear (dated October 1889). Though dated 1891 on the title-page Edel & Laurence (B 6b) say it was first issued in November 1890 after the US edition, a few later sources dispute this and suggest it was a few days before or simultaneous.
An uncommonly well preserved and very clean and tight near FINE copy (spine and covers faintly dusty, spine just a little tanned, cover corner tips and spine ends very slightly shelf rubbed, pages very mildly tanned). An unusually nice copy of the scarcer decoratively bound first issue.
1st editionHardcover
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George Shaw - The Sly and Unseen Day (Baltic, Gateshead 18 February - 15 May 2011)

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
Large 4to. in dark grey cloth, light grey lettering to spine and front cover, 103pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. One of the very small number of hardback copies (it has the same ISBN as the softcover edition)
A well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket ( very slightly rubbed along top edges, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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Domesday Book Studies - Middlesex and London Folio & Maps - Middlesex and London Introduction and Translation (THREE VOLUMES COMPLETE)

Alecto Historical Editions, London
3 matching volumes all large folio in cream cloth backed boards, gilt lettering to spine and housed in a thick card slipcase: Domesday Book Studies 179pp; Introduction and Translation approx 120pp; Folios and Maps approx (set number 266 of 1,000) 50pp, mainly full page colour printed facsimiles, plus 2 large folding colour printed maps in pocket
All three volumes are AS NEW, the slip-case is tape repaired or strengthened along the outer edges but otherwise fine
1st editionHardcover
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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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High Fidelity (SIGNED COPY)

Victor Gollancz, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 253pp. Author's first novel and signed by him on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread or barely read copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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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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The Books of Albion - the Collected Writings of Peter (Pete) 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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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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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
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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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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
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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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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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The Rostropovich - Vishnevskaya Collection (Sotheby's, London auction catalogue 18 & 19 September 2007)

Sotheby's, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in gilt embossed photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 524pp, 450 lots all or most illustrated in colour (and all fine and decorative Russian Art from the 18th to early 20th century), index of artists at rear. printed errata leaf loosely inserted (as issued). Text in English throughout with some introductory text duplicated in Russian. The auction never took place, Alisher Usmanov bought the entire collection for return to Russia in public ownership.
An AS NEW unread or barely read copy
1st editionSoftcover
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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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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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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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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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