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Vanishing Ireland Recollections of Our Changing Times (SIGNED COPY)

Hodder Headline, Dublin
1st printing. Large heavy 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 180pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by both James Fennell and Turtle Burnbury on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy (merest hint of bumping to bottom corner tip of front cover) in a NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Daughter of History - Mary Soames and the Legacy of Churchill (Auction Catalogue Sotheby's, London 17 December 2014

Sotheby's, London
Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 195pp, 256 lots, all or most illustrated in colour, index etc
FINE, a very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, mild faint'ish crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Agnes B Styliste (SIGNED COPY)

Abrams, New York
1st printing. Thick, heavy landscape 4to in photo printed cloth, 287pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout. Inscribed and signed in gold ink with a large heart motif by Agnes B on the blank verso of the front fly-leaf
AS NEW (rear cover faintly dusty)
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Anatolian Studies - Journal of the British Institute of Archaeology At Ankara - Vol Xxx / Volume 30 1980 - Dedicated to Professor Oliver Robert Gurney

British Institute of Archaeology At Ankara, London
This is the copy presented to Oliver Gurney on his 70th birthday by the Institute. 4to full bound in fine rust brown leather (by Anne Boyes in 1981), gilt and blind embossed boards, gilt lettering and raised bands to spine, all page-block edges gilt, marbled end-papers with decoratively gilt embossed borders. 228pp, plates, illustrations in text, etc.
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The Boats of Venice / Le Barche Di Venezia

Il Leggio, Sottamarina
1st printing. Heavy Large landscape 4to. in colour printed boards, 172pp on stiff art paper, plans and illustrations in text etc, plus bibliography and 16 folding plans at rear. Dual text in English and Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Goya o Bayeu - Historia Oculta de un Boceto del Siglo XVIII 'El Borroncico De Goya'

Fundacion Goya en Aragon y Real Academia de Nobles y Bellas Artes de San Luis
Large, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, Variously paginated, approx. 200pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliography, etc. Inscribed and signed by Felix Palacios Remondo on the half title leaf
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Misako Oba - Faustus (SIGNED COPY)

Sokyu-sha, Tokyo
4to in colour printed boards, unpaginated, approx. 90pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Japanese. One of only 500 copies, this one is signed by Misako Oba opposite the title-page
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David Gentleman - A Special Relationship (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
4to in thick glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 64pp on thick art paper, illustrated in colour throughout. Inscribed and signed by David Gentleman on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
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Ute Heuer - Farbskalen (Galerie Kampf, Basel 27. 9. - 1. 11. 02) **** SIGNED LIMITED EDITION ****

Galerie Kampf, Basel
Large 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 11 leaves all on very thick card, colour plates. Dual text in English and German. This is number 23 of 100 copies signed by Ute Heure (there were an additional 400 ordinary copies made)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
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European Publishers Award for Photography 1994 - Dario Mitidieri - Children of Bombay (SIGNED COPY)

Dewi Lewis, London
Extra Large 4to. in black faux cloth, unpaginated, approx. 15pp text plus approx. 180pp full page photos. This copy signed and dated by Dario Mitidieri on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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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
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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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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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Breakfast of Champions - Publishers Trial Binding Copy

Jonathan Cape, London
8vo in the publisher's brown faux cloth, 295pp.This copy has no lettering on the spine, but is otherwise exactly the same as the published edition. It is a pre-publication trial binding. Where there were options for colour, covering, texture etc., trial bindings are made for the author and publisher, often without printing on the spine or covers. This copy is in the same binding as was used for the first printing. There are not often more than a dozen copies made of each trial binding.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a moderately sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Bauernhauser der Schweiz / Maisons Rurales en Suisse / Case Rurali in Svizzer

Schweizer Baudokumentation
Large heavy 4to. in illustrated thick boards, 306pp, photos and plans for numerous vernacular houses. Text in Italian, German and French.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy still close to new (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
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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