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The Position of Women in the Socialist Movement

SDP Press, London (for the Social Democrat Federation)
16pp pamphlet, lacking the original printed paper wrappers. Montefiore played an important role in the early Australian woemn's movement, caming to London she became prominent in the Pankhurst's Women's Social and Political Union. This is one of her most influential pamphlets (no later editions)
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (top and fore-edges tanned, re-sewn in black cotton with some mild nicking to the spine)
Softcover
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The Blockade Runners - Author's Illustrated Edition

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, London
1st printing thus. Octavo size (8vo) in illustrated stiff card covers, 120pp, portrait frontispiece, advert end-papers, 14 full page steel engraved plates by Ferat, 16pp publishers ads at rear dated April 1876. The 'Author's Illustrated Edition' is effectively the 3rd British edition
VERY GOOD (paper tape over spine with title in ink, covers a little soiled and lightly rubbed, page-block edges tanned and dusty, contents clean and tight)
Softcover
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Giselbert Hoke - Colleccion Gartner

Published by the artist
Thick and heavy square Quarto size (4to) in dark blue cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, colour plate on front cover (as issued), 222pp mainly colour plates showing paintings done in Lima, Peru over a 26 year period. Brief text in English, Spanish and German
AS NEW
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Implementing Amsterdam - Immigration and Asylum Rights in EC Law

Hart Publishing, Oxford & Portland
Large Octavo size (8vo) in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 325pp, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Eyes on Stalks (Signed copy with small ink sketch)

Methuen, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 269pp, plates, numerous line illustrations in text. This copy inscribed in ink by the author John Fox (artist, poet, designer and founder with Sue Gill of Welfare State International) with a sketch of a boat and eye, signed by him 'The Beach House / John & Sue', Sue being Sue Gill who was his partner at the time
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
Signed copySoftcover
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J Max Bond Jr FAIA - Architect, Educator, Mentor (Center for Architecture, New York 2009)

Davis Brody Bond Aedas / Center for Architecture, New York
Square quarto size (4to) in silver embossed black cloth, 110pp, colour plates, etc
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Ruth Bernhard - The Collection of Ginny Williams

Tallgrass Press, Santa Fe
Extra Large square Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 112pp, mainly beautifully reproduced full page photos. Published on the occasion of 'Ruth Bernhard - A Retrospective from the Ginny Williams Collection' at Denver Art Museum Arvada Center in 1993
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Domesday Book - Photopoem (SIGNED COPY)

Manchester University Press, Manchester
Heavy Octavo size (8vo). in colour printed stiff card covers, 224pp, mainly photos inspired by the Millenium. This copy is inscribed and signed by Peter Kennard on the title-page
NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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The Churches of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem - A Corpus - Volume 1 A-K (Excluding Acre and Jerusalem)

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in rust brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 329pp, plates, plans etc in text
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a very faintly edge-creased and faintly spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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La Espana Popular - Raices de una Arquitectura Vernacula (SIGNED COPY)

Aguilar, Madrid
Large, very heavy quarto size (4to) in grey cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, 413pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Inscribed and signed by Flores (as Carlos) on the third blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (front cover faintly sunned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket but for a 2 x 1 inch defection to top edge of the front panel which has been neatly repaired with matching coloured paper and looks fine in its protector
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Sur Le Fil du Stylet - Photographies - Albano Silva Pereira (SIGNED COPY)

Camara Escura, Lisbao
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in black faux leather covered boards, gilt embossed lettering to front cover, 164pp on glossy art paper, mainly photos in colour and b/w. Text in French and Portuguese. Boldly inscribed and signed by Pereira (as Albano) on the half title leaf and with his telephone numbers written by him in ink on the title-page
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Gospel According to the Son (SIGNED COPY)

Little, Brown, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in black boards, 242pp, inscribed and signed by Mailer on the half title leaf
NEW unread copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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This is What We Do - A MUF Manual

Ellipsis, London
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 237pp, photos, plans and sketches in text etc. Work from MUF, the all women art and architecture practice
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Conciliation Bill - An Explanation and Defence

Women's Press, London
Octavo size (8vo) pamphlet, 16pp, lacking the printed paper wrappers. There was only one edition of this pamphlet published by the Women's Press in 1910. Originally issued in loose sheets, this copy has been neatly sewn with black thread
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (spine slightly ragged, last leaf verso tanned at spine margin)
1st editionSoftcover
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Sacred and Secular - A Study in the Otherworldly and This-worldly Aspects of Christianity (SIGNED COPY) Holland Lectures for 1964

Longmans, London
Octavo size (8vo) in pale blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 83pp, index. This copy signed by the author (as Michael Cantab) on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket but for a tiny closed tear to bottom corner tip of front panel (looks fine in its protector)
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Fashion in Motion (SIGNED COPY)

Edition Stemmle, Zurich
Folio in cream boards, red lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 120pp on glossy art paper. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by Esther Haase (as Esther) on the half title leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (barely noticeable short closed tear to bottom edge of rear panel, looks new in its protector)
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Peter Blake (Tate Gallery, London 9 February - 20 March 1983) SIGNED COPY

Tate Gallery, London
Square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 136pp, colour plates, bibliog, etc. Signed by Peter Blake under his printed name on the front fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Maria Dolores Rubio (SIGNED COPY)

Ediciones Scriba, Barcelona
Large landscape 4to. in brown cloth, 93pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Inscribed and signed by Maria Dolores Rubio on the title-page and dated by her
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Gerald Van Der Kaap - Hover Hover - A Manual (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 13 April - 26 May 1991)

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed plastic coated limp boards, 52pp printed on paper and card of various weights and colour, colour plates, illustrations etc. Dual text in Dutch and English
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Derrick Santini - Persona (SIGNED COPY)

Dazed Books, London
Heavy Folio size in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 160pp portrait photos. Inscribed and signed by Santini (as Derrick) on th first leaf
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, minute bump to page-block fore-edge)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Eyton's Eye - Anthony Eyton - A Life in Painting (SIGNED COPY)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Extra Large 4to. in ochre cloth covered boards, 141pp, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by both Anthony Eyton and Jenny Pery on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Mireille Schellhorn - View From A Black Cardboard

Published by the Artist
Artists book. Tall 4to in black cloth, white lettering to front cover, unpaginated, approx. 36pp, mainly colour photos printed on thick stiff paper
AS NEW
1st editionHardcover
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Stephen Snoddy - Looking Out (Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels 15. 01. - 13. 03. 2016) SIGNED COPY

Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels
Extra Large 4to. in cloth backed thick boards, 93pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English. This copy is signed by Snoddy above his printed name on the title-page
NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Sciences of the Artificial

Mit Press, Cambridge & London
1st printing. 8vo in cream cloth covered boards, 123pp, index
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (spine slightly tanned, lettering dulled, top edge of page block slightly foxed or tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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The Hogg Poems and Drawings (one of 200 copies with an original signed lithograph)

General Publishing, Don Mills
Octavo size (8vo) in thick linen covered boards, black lettering to spine, tipped-on colour plate to front cover (as issued). 143pp consisting of text printed stiff on fine art etching paper, 16pp plates on glossy art paper. Signed and lengthily inscribed by Callaghan on the title-page. There were an unspecified number of hardcover copies, which frequently turn up signed, but this is one of 200 de-luxe copies with a full colour offset lithograph tipped in at the front and which is numbered (69) and signed by the artist in ink.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW un- or barely-read copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW clear acetate wrapper
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Zadok Ben David (Guangdong Museum of Art 9 March - 3 April 2007)

Artnews Contemporary Art
Large heavy 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 160pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English
Almost AS NEW (some very slight cover corner tip bumping)
1st editionHardcover
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Portfolio Five

Fountain Press, Kingston Upon Thames
1st printing. Large square Quarto size (4to) in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 159pp, colour plates, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (tiny crease to bottom cover corner tips from bumping) in a FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Story of the Memorial Fountain to Shakespeare .... etc. (SIGNED by George W Childs)

Privately Printed by the Riverside Press, Cambridge
8vo in cream cloth backed red cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, gilt lettering and decoration to front cover, 261pp, index. This copy is inscribed to Joseph Astor and signed by George W Childs who paid for and had the memorial erected in Stratford-upon-Avon. PLUS loosely inserted small 25pp booklet describing George Childs offices in Philadelphia
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (spine slightly tanned and dusty, page-block edges tanned)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Jan Von Holleben - Ho Ho ho

Photographer's Office, Berlin
4to in bright yellow cloth, white dots to front cover, unpaginated, approx. 44pp, colour plates, etc. Sparse text in English. No 332 of 500 hand numbered copies
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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An Exhibition by Bruce Weber at Fahey / Klein Gallery Los Angeles California, May 1991 and at Parco Exposure Gallery Tokyo, November Nineteen Ninety One

Treville, Tokyo / Bulfinch Press, New York
1st printing. Folio in photo illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 120pp on stiff art paper. Text in English
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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