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Tallis's History and Description of the Crystal Palace and the Exhibition of the Worlds Industry in 1851 (3 Volumes Bound in 1)

John Tallis / London Printing and Publishing Company, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in red leather backed marbled boards with leather corner pieces (i.e. a half leather binding). This copy has a coloured title-page followed by plain title-page, 2pp intro., 4pp contents to Vol 1 followed by 155 steel engraved plates - one or two per leaf. The full text of Vol 1, and 2 and 3 follows, each with title page and contents lists bound in. This book was originally issued in parts (about 18 in all, 6 per volume). It is not known how many plates were actually printed, but it is known to be many fewer than the contents lists mention, and few if any copies have the complete set of those that were printed.
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (small repaired split near head of spine, inner hinges strengthened or repaired with paper tape, some very mild tanning to plate edges)
1st editionHardcover
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The Rococo Interior - Decoration and Social Spaces in Early Eighteenth-Century Paris

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Thick, heavy 4to. in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 342pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny crease to bottom corner tip of front cover from mild bumping) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (tiny tears to head of spine panel - neatly repaired from verso and now barely noticeable, wrapper looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Ryan McGinley (SIGNED COPY)

Flasher Factory, New York
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in pale blue stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 70pp, colour plates, etc. Published to accompany McGinley's exhibition at MoMA P.S.1. This copy has been signed by Ryan McGinley and Kathy Grayson on the title-page (no other inscription)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Raymond Depardon - San Clemente

Centre National de la Photographie, Paris (Collection Photo Copies)
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 100pp mainly full page photos, brief text in French
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (cover edges tanned - minute speck of rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Sophie Elson - The City and the Plains

Published by the Artist
Handmade artists book. Landscape Quarto size (4to) (28 cm x 21 cm approx) in monoprinted die-cut stiff card covers. The book was made using lithography, monoprints and etchings in a signed edition of 10 of which this is number 5. Comprises six handstitched leaves of thick cartridge paper each with a 10cm x 10cm colour print. 'A book exploring the poetic beauty of the pampas plains and the relationship between the loss of this land, and arrival of the cities, and the loss of gaucho culture' (from The British Art Centre notes)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Matthew Barney - Pace Car for the Hubris Pill (SIGNED COPY)

Museum Boymans-van Beuningen. Rotterdam
92pp in card covers, plates in colour and b/w, some folding. Text in Dutch and English. In the original silver embossed plastic sleeve. Signed (with no other inscription) by Barney on the title-page
AS NEW in an AS NEW plastic sleeve
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Prampolini - Dal Futurismo All 'Informale (Palazzo Delle Esposizioni 25 Marzo - 25 Maggio 1992)

Commune Di Roma Assessorato Alla Cultura / Carte Segrete, Roma
Large, thick and very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers. 520pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Text in Italian. An extensive review of the pioneering work of Enrico Prampolini (1894-1956), showing hundreds of paintings, drawings, sculptures, posters, scenographic designs etc. from Futurism and Dada to concrete abstraction. Contains a detailed biographical chronology, manifestos, theoretical writings by Prampolini and approx 20 critical essays exploring each phase of the artist's career.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight barely read copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Victor Sira - Fragments (Signed Limited Edition of 25 Copies)

International Center of Photography, New York
Large square 4to in black linen covered boards with dustwrapper, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on fine art paper, mainly singled-sided colour photos by Sira in his 3 series of collages. This is No 16 of a limited signed edition of only 25 copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Beatles Memorabilia - the Julian Lennon Collection (SIGNED COPY)

Goodman Books, London
Extra Large 4to. in thick black boards, 192pp on glossy art paper, numerous colour and b/w illustrations in text. This copy boldly signed by Julian Lennon on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
Almost AS NEW (tiny slight bumps to top cover corner tips) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Anthropomorphic Figurines of Predynastic Egypt and Neolithic Crete with Comparative Material From the Prehistoric Near East and Mainland Greece (Royal Anthropological Institute - Occasional Paper No 24)

Andrew Szmild / Royal Anthropological Institute, London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in grey cloth, white design and lettering to spine and front cover, 530pp, numerous illustrations in text, plates section at rear, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (page-block edges faintly tanned) in a dusty and lightly edge-worn but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (small chip to top edge of rear panel, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Jean Tinguely - A Magic Stronger Than Death (SIGNED COPY)

Bompiani, Milan
Thick, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 384pp, plates in colour and b/w, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. To accompany the retrospective exhibition at Palazzo Grassi, Venice 1987. Text in English throughout. This copy boldly signed and dated (17 VII 87) by Tinguely on the front blank fly-leaf.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (minute bump to spine at bottom rear corner tip, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Ukiyo-e - Les Images du Monde Flottant - Peintures, Estampes, Livres et Dessins de la Chine et du Japon - Vent I, II, III, IV & V (Volumes I - V Complete)

Pierre Berge, paris
5 matching volumes, each heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers: Sale / Vent I 16 Septembre 2010 316pp, Vent II 17 Septembre 2010 279pp; Vent III 18 Septembre 255pp; Vent IV 19 Septembre 311pp; Vent V 2 et 3 Mars 2011 468pp. 2818 lots, all or most illustrated in full colour
All volumes in AS NEW condition (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Axis - Aproil 1935 - Number 2 - A Quarterly Review of Contemporary Abstract Painting and Sculpture

Myfanwy Evans, Henley on Thames
4to in thin card printed wrappers, 32pp, illustrates in b/w works by Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, Nicholson, Helion, Moore, Hepworth, Braque and Hans Erni. Plus one loose colour plate on thick stiff paper (Ben Nicholson - Painting - 1935) and lacking the other colour plate (of Picasso - Head - 1926) the colour plates were not sewn in , being either issued loose or tipped-in by hand. This copy includes the order form for Axis No. 3 on blue paper.
Apart from the lost plate this is an extremely well preserved about FINE clean and tight copy (hint of dustiness and tanning to covers, tiny flat crease to top corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Henry Moore - Mother and Child Etchings

Raymond Spencer, Much Hadam
4to in deep red cloth, black lettering to spine, black embossed sketch by Moore to front cover (repeated in colour on the dust jacket), 109pp on stiff art paper, 42 single page plates. No 474 of 750 hardbound copies. The simultaneous softcover trade edition had only 30 plates and was printed on cheaper paper.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Marcel Proust - Selected Letters - Volume Three / Vol 3 - 1910 - 1917

Harper Collins, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. xix + 434pp, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers price sticker to inner flap. An excellent copy of this scarce book
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Frank Auerbach - Speaking and Painting (SIGNED COPY)

Thames & Hudson, London
Heavy 8vo. in orange boards, black lettering to spine 240pp, colour plates, index etc. This copy signed by Frank Auerbach in black ink on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy in a NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Corrections of Misprints in Finnegans Wake by James Joyce - As Prepared by the Author after Publication of the First Edition

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) stapled sheets, 16pp. Issued 'for distribution to purchasers of Finnegans Wake', this is the correct first appearance of the complete list of corrections (Faber issue precedes that by Viking)
FINE, an extremely well preserved and very clean copy (hint of tanning to cover leaves, faint creasing to bottom corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Proceedings of the First International Workshop on the Identification of Dark Matter (Sheffield 8 - 11 September 1996)

World Scientific, Singapore
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in black faux leather, gilt lettering to spine, 618pp, diagrams, tables etc in text
An almost AS NEW copy (mild bump to top edge of front cover, page-block edges faintly dusty) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (barely visible short closed tear to bottom corner tip of front flap fold, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Sugar Ray Robinson

Greenburg, New York
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in tan cloth, dark brown lettering to spine and boxing glove design to front cover, 119pp, photos in text, etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (few tiny specks of rub to cloth over the spine front hinge, minute crease to cloth at the bottom corner tip of front cover, pages very slightly tanned). An excellent copy of this very scarce book
1st editionHardcover
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Gazette des Beaux- Arts - Courrier Europeen de l'Art et de la Curiosite - Tome XXIII / Vol / Volume 23 - Juillet - Decembre 1867

Gazette des Beaux- Arts, Paris
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in later blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 592pp plus approx. 90pp of adverts at rear. Complete, all hors-texte plates present, including Lord Leighton's 'Pastorale''
Spine and page-block edges a little dusty, pages slightly tanned else FINE, an otherwise well preserved, clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Andy Sewell - the Heath (Signed Limited Edition)

Published by the Photographer, London
Large landscape 4to. in blind embossed green cloth (blind embossed with a map of north London centred on Hampstead Heath), white lettering to spine and front cover, approx. 40 full page colour photos all beautifully printed on one side of heavy stock art paper. One of only 800 copies printed, this copy is signed by Sewell on the title-page
NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Switzerland Illustrated in A Series of Views Taken Expressly for this Work by W H Bartlett Esq (2 Volumes Complete)

George Virtue, London
Matching volumes bound in full dark blue leather, gilt lettering and decoration to spines and front covers, all page-block edges gilt, marbled end-papers, engraved title-pages. 188pp, folding map and 57 full page steel engraved plates. Vol 2 152pp, 49 full page steel engraved plates (106 plates in all, all with tissue guards, all called for and this set collated complete)
Cover corners and spine ends moderately worn and rubbed, title-page to both volumes a moderately edge-nicked and rubbed, some very mild scattered foxing to leaves, worming to outer tip of fore-edge of 2 plates only and otherwise a VERY GOOD set still sturdily bound
1st editionHardcover
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F N Souza (Gallery One, London 1957)

Gallery One, London
Octavo size (8vo) in light pink printed card covers. 20pp, mainly plates
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (small mild crease to bottom front corner)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Guy Taplin - Birds of Creation (SIGNED COPY)

Csaky Art, Sonning- On- Thames
Large heavy 4to. in silver embossed tan patterned linen covered boards, 252pp on glossy art paper, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Inscribed by Taplin with a small sketch of a boat, signed by him (as Guy) on the title-page.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy of scarce first significant monograph on Taplin
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Banksy - Wall and Piece (1st printing)

Century, London
1st printing / 1st Impression. Quarto size (4to) in illustrated thick boards, 238pp, mainly colour plates. First edition first printing with the elusive dustwrapper (issued with only a small number of the first printing)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Wittgenstein, Frege and the Vienna Circle

Basil Blackwell, Oxford
8vo in blue boards, silver lettering to spine, 274pp, index
A pristine NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Last Galway Hooker (One of 200 signed copies PLUS ALS from author)

Dolmen Press, Dublin
Large Octavo size (8vo) in parchment backed marine green cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, green printed boat design to front cover, 12pp. One of 200 signed copies. PLUS handwritten postcard (of the Ave Maria sailing at Cleggan, Connemara) from Richard Murphy to Montague Shaw (Faber editor and typographer) about sailing together to Clare Island (approx 80 words). The card is signed in full and dated by Murphy 27 June, the franked date is not very clear, but looks to be dated 1967
An AS NEW copy but for a slight ripple to leaves resulting from the postcard having been left loose in the book, and a hint of tanning to leaves. The original plain tissue dust-wrapper is tanned and edge-chipped
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Lee Ufan - Marking Infinity (Guggenheim Museum, New York June 24 - September 28 2011)

Guggenheim Museum, New York
1st printing. Large heavy 4to. in grey cloth covered boards, silver lettering to spine, 199pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Banksy - Wall and Piece (1st edition 1st printing)

Century, London
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in illustrated thick boards, 238pp, mainly colour plates. First edition first printing (complete number line 1 - 10)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy . An excellent copy of the highly elusive first printing
1st editionHardcover
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The Spectator - Volume the First to Volume the Eighth (8 Vols Complete)

Payne, Rivington, Davis, Longman, Dodsley ..... Macqueen, & Newbury, London
All 8 volumes bound in contemporary full tree calf, gilt edging to all covers, marbled end-papers, each with engraved frontispiece and index at rear.
All volumes with thin sliver of wear to spine ends and very mildly worn cover corner tips, most gilt printed black spine labels lost but remaining blind embossed spine lettering is clear. Aside from this all volumes are in fine condition, pages still very clean and tight, binding very firm. A nice set
Hardcover
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