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Shirley Hughes - A Life Drawing - Recollections of An Illustrator (SIGNED COPY)

Bodley Head, London
Large heavy 4to. in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 208pp, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Shirley Hughes on the half title leaf
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (barely visible spot of surface rub to front cover adjacent to spine) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (barely noticeable short closed tear to top edge of front panel, small patch of slight creasing to spine, looks new in its protector)
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Science Fiction As Science Fiction (SIGNED COPY)

Brans Head, Frome
8vo in stiff card covers, 39pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (spine and cover spine margins a little tanned)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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England and the Octopus

Geoffrey Bles, London
8vo in publishers' original cream cloth backed blue paper covered boards, printed paper label to spin, 188pp, 16pp plates at rear.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (small chip to paper spine label, mild tanning or foxing to leaves, light rub to covers)
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A History of the Bible As Literature - Volume One / Vol 1 - From Antiquity to 1700

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
8vo in boards, 375pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
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Damien Hirst - Romance in the Age of Uncertainty

White Cube, London
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff thin covers, 144pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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The Door - Jin Feng

Published by the Artist
Large heavy 4to. in stiff card covers with colour printed thin card wrapper, approx. 118pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Mandarin. Published by Jin Feng to accompany an exhibition of the artists work at the Saatchi Gallery, London in 2015
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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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Colonialism and Iban Warfare

Obe-tryck Sthim, Stockholm
Large 8vo in stiff card covers, 209pp plus maps at rear, bibliography, index etc. Text in English throughout. This copy inscribed and signed (as Ulla) by the author on the front fly leaf.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (covers slightly tanned, slight flat crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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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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Ryszard Horowitz (SIGNED COPY)

M. M. Art Books, New York
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers, 142pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. This copy signed by Ryszard Horowitz on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (very slight shelf-rub to cover bottom edges) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (hint of shelf rub to edges)
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The Arrogant Connoisseur - Richard Payne Knight 1751 - 1824

Manchester University Press, Manchester
Thick 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 189pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Includes catalogue to the still definitive Whitworth Art Gallery exhibition of 1982.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy still close to new (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Skirts - 8th Air Force Show - Souvenir Program

United States Special Service Section, 8th Air Force, London
8pp printed program for the US 8th Air Force production of 'Skirts' at the Cambridge Theatre, London on January 25 1944, colour printed front and rear covers, 2 cast photos, fake humourous ads, etc.
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean copy (mild foxing, mild central crease - now flat)
1st editionSoftcover
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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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Ronan Barrot (Claude Bernard, Paris 8 Octobre - 20 Novembre 2010) **SIGNED COPY**

Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed flexible boards, 100pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English. Boldly iInscribed and signed by Barrot (as Ronan) on the front blank fly-leaf and his ink email address on the last leaf.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny slight crease to overlapping cover corner tips)
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Kinsey - Photographer - A Half Century of Negatives by Darius and Tabitha May - Volume One: the Family Album & Other Early Work - Volume Two: the Magnificent Years

Black Dog & Leventhal, New York
Large and very heavy Folio in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, blind embossed lettering to front cover, 319pp. Both volumes bound as one in this 'de-luxe' edition
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (minute speck of rub to flap fold corner tips, hint of tanning to top edge of inner flaps, thin sliver of versy slight creasing to head of spine panel, looks new in its protector)
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Eighteenth Century Gold Boxes of Europe

Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge
Thick, very heavy 4to in light olive green cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, 500pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. The definitive work on the subject. This copy has been inscribed by his partner Margo and his son Nicholas (chairman of Wartski) shortly after the authors' death and includes an engraved card regarding from the family and Wartski.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE Dust Jacket (faintly creased at head of spine panel, looks new in its protector)
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Sacred Hunger (SIGNED COPY of the 1st Edition, 4th impression)

Hamish Hamilton, London
4th iImpression . Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 629pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (pages slightly tanned) in a slightly spine sunned and very slightly edge-nicked but otherwise Near FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its protector)
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Book of Prests of the Kings Wardrobe for 1294-5 - Presented to John Goronwy Edwards (with signed letter)

Clarendon Press, Oxford
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, lix + 266pp, portrait frontispiece, facsimile, index etc. PLUS loosely inserted typed letter signed by John Goronwy Edwards to Michael Borrie (author and manuscripts specialist Britiah Museum) whose collection this is from, this copy bears his signature on the front blank fly-leaf. PLUS 4pp printed and stapled order of service for Sir John Goronwy Edwards memorial in 1976, plus newspaper clipping reporting the event.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a spine tanned but otherwise near FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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Mick Rooney - L on Earth - Love, Lust, Loss and Learning (Signed Limited Edition)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Landscape 4to in blind embossed bright orange cloth covered boards, unpaginated, approx. 56pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Copy No. 8 of 200 signed and numbered copies (500 ordinary copies were also made)
AS NEW in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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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 barely read copy (spine slightly tanned, spine lettering dulled, top edge of page block slightly foxed or tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Pursuit - the Uncensored Memoirs of John Calder (SIGNED COPY)

Calder Publications, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in grey boards, 621pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
A well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Politics Punishment and Populism (Signed Copy)

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 278pp, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author (as David) on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Ed Atkins (Kunsthalle Zurich 15 February - 11 May 2014 and touring)

Jrp Ringier, Zurich
4to in thick boards, 160pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Pan Pipes - A Book of Old Songs - Set to Pictures by Walter Crane

George Routledge & Sons, London
1st printing. Large landscape 4to. in the publishers' original brown cloth backed illustrated glazed thick boards, unpaginated, approx. 52pp on thick paper, printed in colours. Covers, patterned end-papers, line and full colour illustrated all by Crane
A well preserved VERY GOOD clean and tight copy (mild chipping to cover corner tips and edges, underlying glue ghosting to end-papers, pages very slightly tanned). A nice copy
1st editionHardcover
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The New York City Ballet in Action (Inscribed by Roger Wood)

Saturn Press, London
1st printing. 4to in grey faux cloth covered boards, 48pp, mainly captioned b/w photos by Roger Wood, index to ballets at rear. Inscribed and signed as 'The Author' by Roger Wood on the front blank fly-leaf. The recipient was Ruth Lynam (journalist, fashion writer, noted balletomane) a lifelong friend Wood.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (slight tanning to edges) in a slightly edge-chipped and lightly dusty but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Blue Guitar - David Hockney / the Man with the Blue Guitar - Wallace Stevens

Petersburg Press, London & New York
Square 4to in grey paper covered boards with colour printed label to front cover (as issued), 51pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (some very slight tanning to edges) in a moderately tanned and lightly edge-rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Laurel Nakadate - 365 Days A Catalogue of Tears (SIGNED COPY)

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
1st printing. Thick, heavy landscape 4to in colour printed thick glossy boards, unpaginated, approx.24pp text and thumbnail index, plus 365 full page colour photos. An artists book Published to accompany the exhibition Laurel Nakadate at the Zabludowicz Collection Gallery, London September 29 - December 11 2011. This copy is signed by Laurel Nakadate on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
AS NEW (with the original wrap around printed paper band)
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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Issues of Authenticity in Chinese Painting

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Thick, heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 317pp, plates etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Garden Party

Cape Editions
1st printing. Small 8vo. in stiff paper wraps. 79pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to cover edge tips) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. A truly excellent copy
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