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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)
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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
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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)
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The English Glass Chandelier

Antique Collectors Club, Woodbridge
Heavy 4to. in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 199pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index, etc
A well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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F N Souza - Words and Lines

Nitin Bhayana Publishing, New Delhi
4to in stiff card covers, with stiff card dust jacket, a facsimile reprint of the 1959 first limited edition, with a new 2pp foreword by Souza. One of 2000 copies printed
AS NEW in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faintly tanned)
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Travels with Michael Palin - An Exhibition of Photographs by Basil Pao (SIGNED COPY)

Studio 8 Editions, Hong Kong
Large heavy landscape 4to in thick colour printed boards, 216pp on stiff glossy art paper. Published to coincide with the major exhibitions of photos from 1988 to 2012 done for Michael Palin's books related to his travel documentaries. Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock 31 March - 23 September 2012 and the Royal Geographical Society, London 3 December - 25 January 2013.This copy inscribed and signed by Basil Pao on the title-page.
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Omar Hassan - Breaking Through (Contini Art UK, London 24 April - 10 June 2015) ****SIGNED COPY ****

Contini Art UK, London
Very large 4to in colour printed thick glossy boards, 183pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Documenting 4 artworks: Breaking Through; Caps; Injections and 3D Works. Famously, Hassan has severe diabetes and all these works were auctioned off at the end of the exhibition in support of a diabetes charity. This copy is boldly inscribed and signed by Omar Hassan on the front blank fly-leaf
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Thomas Traherne - Centuries, Poems and Thanksgivings - Volume I / 1; Introduction and Centuries - Volume II / 2; Poems and Thanksgivings (2 Vols Complete in dust jackets)

Oxford University Press, Oxford
1st printing thus. Matching volumes, both large 8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering and decorative rule to spine, blind embossed front cover, facsimile frontispieces, xli + 297pp and 426pp, index at rear of vol. II
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked set (page-block edges a little tanned, slight shelf rub to bottom edge of spine of vol. II). The complete dust jacket for Vol. I is FINE (slightly tanned, minute chip to head of spine panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector) and VERY GOOD for Vol II (tan soil to spine and triangular chip to head of spine panel, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector). Overall a very nice set indeed
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Tomory Dodge

Crg Gallery, Ny / Acme., Los Angeles
Large, heavy landscape 4to in grey boards, orange lettering to spine and front cover, 136pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. A comprehensive monograph of Dodge's work 2002 - 2007. NOTE: This book has ISBN 9780979293900 and 097929391X on the colophon, but is catalogued elsewhere by the publishers as 9780979293917
NEW unmarked copy
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In Pursuit of Truth - Essays on the Philosophy of Karl Popper on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday

Humanities Press, New Jersey / Harvester Press, Sussex
Large 8vo in steel blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 337pp, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Cuny Janssen - Finding Thoughts (Photographers' Gallery, London 17 June - 31 July 2005) **** SIGNED COPY ****

Photographers Gallery, London
8vo in black leatherette covered boards with elastic ribbon tie, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on various types and size of paper, colour photos, etc. Inscribed 'With best wishes', dated London 05 - 07 - 2006 and signed by Cuny Janssen on the front blank fly-leaf
An AS NEW copy (slight crease to bottom edge of spine - looks like a minor production flaw)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Gross Arnold (Signed copy with ink sketch)

Published by the Artist, Hungary
Small landscape 4to in red cloth, silver embossed border and lettering to front cover, unpaginated, approx. 60pp on thick art paper, brief text in German, English and Hungarian mainly colour plates. Signed and hand numbered (304) by Arnold Gross at the rear. Also inscribed and signed by Gross in mirror writing (reversed script - a skill the artist was adept with) with an ink sketch on the half title leaf
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Sang-Ho Shin - World of Pottery

Fuji
Large, very heavy 4to in thick textured boards, matching textured end-papers, 217pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly finely printed colour photos of Shin's work. Dual text in English and mainly Korean
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to cover top edges) in a very slightly edge-worn but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Mark Nevill - Child's Play (Foundling Museum, London 3 February - 30 April 2017) **** SIGNED COPY ****

Mark Neville / Foundling Museum, London
Large 4to. in photo illustrated thick boards, 111pp on stiff art paper, mainly finely printed photos in colour and b/w. Limited edition of 700 copies. This one inscribed and signed by Mark Neville on the half title leaf
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Withnail and I (SIGNED COPY)

Bloomsbury, London
10th anniversary edition of the screenplay. 8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 128pp, with film-stills. This copy signed by Bruce Robinson on the front fly leaf (no other inscriptions). Signed copies of this, or any, edition of Withnail are scarce.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy
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The Sculpture of Harry Marinsky (SIGNED COPY)

Hammer (Galleries) Publishing, New York
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 119pp on stiff art paper, mainly full page photos of the artists sculptures. Inscribed and signed by Harry Marinsky below his portrait at the front of the book
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked (hint of tanning to leaves)
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Hermes & Magdalen - Poems and Etchings (SIGNED COPY and Limited Edition)

Typographeum, Francestown
Large 8vo in silk-finish Japanese cloth over boards, 96pp. Hand-set and printed letterpress by r T Risk. Limited to 163 copies, this being one of 150 hand-bound, hand-set and printed letterpress by R T Risk. With 20 20 etchings and drypoints by John Moat. Inscribed and signed by John Moat (as John) on the blank verso of the frontispiece. PLUS loosely inserted single-leaf folded prospectus for this book with sample print tipped in
A well preserved AS NEW copy
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Arte Ribelle 1968 - 1978 - Artisti e Gruppi dal Sessantotto (Galeria Gruppo Credito Valtellinese 12 Octobre - 9 Dicembre 2017)

Gruppo Credito Valtellinese, Milano
Large landscape 4to. in thick colour printed boards, c. 150pp, colour plates, etc. Text in Italian. One of 600 copies printed
NEW unread and unmarked copy (minute slight bump to top corner tip of front cover)
1st editionHardcover
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Barbara Hepworth - Sculpture for A Modern World ( Tate Britain, London 24 June - 25 October 2015 and touring )

Tate Publishing, London
Thick 4to in stiff card covers, 208pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Tom Phillips - the Portrait Works ( National Portrait Gallery, London 6 October 1989 - 21 January 1990) *** SIGNED COPY ***

National Portrait Gallery Publications, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 104pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Elegantly inscribed in red and blue ink and signed by Tom Phillips on the front fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves)
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Girolamo Gianni in Malta (Melitensia Art Gallery, Lija 5 - 30 April 1994)

Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malt / Melitensia Art Gallery, Lija / Progress Press, Valletta
Large 4to. in colour printed glazed boards, 110pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, indexes etc. Text in English throughout
A well preserved AS NEW unread or barely read copy (neat inscription on blank verso of front fly-leaf) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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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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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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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Evelyn Williams - Works and Words (SIGNED COPY)

Omnific, London
Extra Large 4to. in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 175pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by author Evelyn Williams on the half title leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
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