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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Herbert Spencer - with A Biographical Sketch

Chapman & Hall, London
8vo in green buckram, gilt lettering to spine, bevel edges, 234pp. First printing of the British edition
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, page-block edges slightly tanned, single tiny ink spot to rear cover)
1st editionHardcover
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Collected Poems 1930 - 1976

Chatto & Windus, London
Octavo size (8vo) in pale orange cloth, orange lettering to spine, 364pp. From the collection of James Michie (publisher, translator and poet) with his ink signature on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy in a spine tanned and slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Sonnets

Michael Joseph, London.
1st printing. 8vo in boards, silver lettering to spine, 63pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (top corner tip of half title leaf clipped, pages very faintly tanned) in an almost AS NEW un-clipped Dust Jacket (very faintly tanned, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Dreamlands - From Amusement Parks to Cities of Tomorrow - the Exhibition (Des Parcs D'attraction aux Cites du Futur - L'Exposition - Pompidou Centre, Paris 5 May - 9 August 2010) Dual text in French and English

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Extra large square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 60pp, colour plates. Dual text in French and English
Almost AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Lives of Eminent and Illustrious Englishmen - Volume VII / Vol 7 complete (1837 first edition)

A Fullarton, Glasgow & Edinburgh
Octavo size (8vo) in dark green cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine 471pp, 4pp advert leaves at front, 5 engraved portrait plates at front with tissue guards (Rt Hon. William Pitt, Nicholas Ridley Bishop of London, Charles James Fox, John Wycliffe, Rev. Isaac Watts D D). Originally issued in parts at the rate of one or two complete volumes per year from 1833 to 1837
An unusually well preserved very clean and bright near FINE copy (thin sliver of slight creasing to spine ends, page-block edges slightly dusty, some very mild foxing to end leaves)
1st editionHardcover
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Lives of Eminent and Illustrious Englishmen - Volume VIII / Vol 8 complete

A Fullarton, Glasgow & Edinburgh
Octavo size (8vo) in dark green silk covered boards, gilt lettering to spine 471pp, index to all volumes at rear, 5 engraved portrait plates at front with tissue guards,(Rt Hon George Canning, Rev. James Hervey, Admiral Lord Hanke, Bishop Jeremy Taylor, Sir Humphrey Davy). This copy also has spare title-pages for volumes 1 to 7 bound in at rear, all are dated 1837. Originally issued in parts at the rate of one or two complete volumes per year from 1833 to 1837
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ copy (thin sliver of slight creasing and rub to spine ends, tiny spot of wear to bottom cover corner tips, covers and page-block edges slightly dusty, some very mild foxing to end leaves)
1st editionHardcover
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The Bauhaus

Magna Books, London
Elephant Folio size in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 176pp, numerous colour and b/w illustrations in text and full page, index etc
A well preserved FINE copy still very close to new (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Gay Noise No 4 Thursday 25th September 1980

Gay Noise, London
Folded printed sheet A4 size making a 4pp journal. 4th of the bi-weekly 'newspaper' published by the radical gay left / Marxist community in Railton Road, Brixton (aka The Radical Fairies)
Slight creasing else FINE, a very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Murder Goes to the World's Fair

Eldon Press, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue cloth, black lettering to spine. 247pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight and still quite fresh copy (hint of fading to covers) in a slightly edge-rubbed but very clean near FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (slightly torn and rubbed at base of spine panel neatly repaired from verso with archival tape, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Dome - A Quarterly Containing Examples of All the Arts - Number Three / No. 3

Unicorn Press, London
Octavo size (8vo) in grey paper covered boards, 93pp plus ads at rear
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (faint edge tanning to covers, page-block edges tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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A Jewel for Metroland

London Borough of Harrow, London
Large quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, v + 60pp, folding plan, maps, plans, photos etc. Errata leaf loosely inserted. On the design, planning and construction of North Harrow's Saint Alban Church - constructed 1936 - architect AW Kenyon
A well preserved FINE copy (small ink inscription on top edge of front cover 'St Albans N. Harrow / Arthur Kenyon 1936')
1st editionSoftcover
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Photograms of the Year 1952 - The Annual Review of the World's Photographic Art

Amateur Photographer / Iliffe, London
Quarto size (4to) in red and gilt embossed stiff card covers, 20pp text, 64 full page plates, 4 tipped-in plates on stiff card (collated complete)
A well preserved FINE copy (slight nicking to overlapping cover edges at spine ends, covers a little dusty, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy)
1st editionSoftcover
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GeorgeS Melies - Father of Film Fantasy

British Film Institute / Museum of the Moving Image, London
Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 60pp, plates (1 folding), illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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All the Usual Hours of Sleeping

Calder & Boyars, London
8vo in olive green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 233pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a faintly dusty but otherwise almost AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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The Knight of the Wyvern - and Other Poems

P Elliott, London
Small 8vo. in gilt embossed blue cloth, 100pp, 4pp publishers ads at rear.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Natural Jew Boy - An Epic Wonder Tale Composed of Stories Chants 7 Rhapsodies - Or An Evening with the Author William Levy (Alt. spelling jewboy)

Ins and Outs Press, Amsterdam
Large 8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 114pp on stiff art paper, illustrations in text (one fold out)
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (covers slightly sunned, small creased nick to top edge of front cover, slight flat crease to top corner tip of front cover
1st editionSoftcover
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Common Sense and Nuclear Warfare

Allen & Unwin, London
1st printing. Small 8vo. in black cloth, red lettering to spine, 93pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly dusty but otherwise FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The Orton Diaries - Including the Correspondence of Edna Welthorpe and Others Edited by John Lahr

Methuen, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 304pp, plates, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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A Critical Edition of Sir Richrd Fanshawe's 1647 translation of Giovanni Battista Guarini's Il Pastor Fido

Oxford At the Clarendon Press, London
8vo in navy cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 191pp, 2 plates, facsimile title-page etc. This copy has an unusual photographic private bookplate tipped onto the front blank fly-leaf (i.e. only lightly affixed at one edge)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned near FINE publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers price sticker to inner flap (very slightly nicked at corner tips, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy
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The Art of Glass - Art Nouveau to Art Deco

Andreas Papadakis, Windsor
Extra Large 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 111pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (inscription on front blank fly-leaf, hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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William Lawes - Select Consort (Music - Musica Britannica - A National Collection of Music Xxi)

Royal Music Association / Stainer and Bell, London
Large Folio in stiff card covers, xxvpp + 139pp on thick stiff paper
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (covers and page-block edges very slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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An Exhibition of Chinoiserie - Organized by the Smith College Museum of Art

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts
4to in illustrated stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 72pp, plates etc. PLUS printed addenda sheet loosely inserted
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (spine and covers slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Gathered Fragments - A Medley Collection of Passages From Many Authors, Which, From Time to Time and for Various Reasons, Attracted the Compiler

Privately Printed, Kettering
8vo in tan cloth backed boards, printed paper label to spine and front cover (as issued), 97pp. Inscribed and signed by author on front blank fly-leaf to John G Arlidge who has added a long signed note below the authors' inscription and a further signed note on the rear fly-leaf.
Covers and top edge of page block slightly dusty else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
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The Age of Illusion - Art and Politics in France 1918 - 1940

Rizzoli, New York
Quarto size (4to) in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 160pp, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Mary Rose - the Excavation and Raising of Henry VIII's Flagship (SIGNED COPY)

Conway Maritime Press, London
1st printing. 4to in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 224pp, colour plates, plans and illustrations in text, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (small neat private bookplate on the blank verso of the front fly-leaf) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Those Glorious Glamour Years - Great Hollywood costume designs of the Thirties

Citadel Press, Secaucus
Large, very heavy 4to. in silver boards, black lettering to spine, 384pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves, mild paperclip impression to top edge of a very few leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of creasing to head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Revitalism - November 2008 (Gallery Pangolin, Chalford)

Gallery Pangolin, Chalford
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 105pp, colour plates, etc. PLUS 2 leaf colour illustrated ex-catalogue price list and single leaf standard price list loosely inserted
Almost AS NEW (very small crease to top corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Bohemian Glass

Abrams, New York / Flammarion, Paris
Large heavy 4to. in black cloth, 239pp, colour plates, index etc. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (bottom edge of spin panel very slightly rubbed, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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French Decorative Arts - The Societe des Artistes Decorateurs 1900 - 1942

Flammarion, Paris
Extra large and heavy 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 288pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc. Text in English throughout
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (slight nicking to spine ends and flap fold corner tips, (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Escape From the Shadows - Robin Maugham - His Autobiography

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux-leather covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 278pp, plates, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a very slightly edge-rubbed and slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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