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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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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, bibliog, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Foster and Partners - Palacio de Congressos de Valencia - Valencia Congress Centre

Aumsa / Foster and Partners
Folio size. 104pp, plates in colour and b/w, plans, sketches etc. Dual English and Spanish text. This book had a very small printing and is now very scarce.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Resende - Sinais no Espaco e no Tempo - Signs Through Time and Space (Hardcover signed limited edition) (Julio)

Bial, Portugal
Large Square Quarto size (4to) in thick linen covered boards, 73pp mainly full page colour plates with notes by the artist in both Portugese and English. Number 18 of a signed limited edition of 100 copies (produced in tandem with an ordinary edition in boards)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Antony Gormley - Making Space (SIGNED COPY)

Hand Books (no place stated)
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 207pp, colour plates (some foldout), etc. Signed and dated 3.2.5 by Gormley of the 2nd blank end-paper
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Gazette des Beaux-Arts - Courrier Europeen de l'Art et de la Curiosite - Tome XXIV / Vol / Volume 24 Janvier - Juin 1868

Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in later blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 616pp plus approx. 90pp of adverts at rear. Complete, all hors-texte plates present, including Goya's 'L'Amour et la Mort'
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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Rachel Whiteread - With Music for Torching (Signed Limited Edition)

Anthony d'Offay, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in patterned cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, plates in colour and b/w, etc. One of 100 copies signed by both Whiteread and Homes on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Mao Yan in Dufftown (SIGNED COPY) alt. spelling MaoYan

Shangart Gallery, Shanghai
Tall Quarto size (4to) in grey cloth, blue lettering to spine, tipped-on colour plate to front cover (as issued), 77pp, plates etc. Inscribed and signed by MaoYan on the 2nd fly leaf
Almost AS NEW (slight surface rub to rear cover)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Inner Circle - illustrated by F N Souza

Macmillan, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, silver lettering to spine (not stated, but to a circle design motif by Souza matching his lettering to wrapper). 185pp, frontispiece plus 26 other full page line illustrations by Indian abstract artist F N Souza illustrating the Polish poet and novelist's offbeat futurist narrative. The wrapper has a full colour front panel designed by Souza. This book had a very small hardcover printing. There was a smaller format softcover published in 1968, this is also scarce as sales were poor and many copies were pulped
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (thin sliver of very slight tanning to cover edges) in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (slightly dusty and tanned, tiny closed tear to top edge of rear panel with associated crease, looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Rachel Whiteread - With Music for Torching (Signed Limited Edition)

Anthony d'Offay, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in patterned cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, plates in colour and b/w, etc. One of 100 copies signed by both Whiteread and Homes on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Scar Strangled Banger (SIGNED COPY)

Harrap, London
1st printing. Large 4to. Approx. 150pp (unpaginated), plates in colour and b/w. Inscribed and signed in thick splashy silver paint by Steadman over the title page and facing leaf ('Gamma - From Ralph Steadman 20.11.87')
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in a FINE Dust Jacket (tiny chip and faint tanning to top edge of front panel, looks almost new in its protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Civilization and Ethics - the Philosophy of Civilization - Part II (SIGNED COPY)

A & C Black, London
The Dale Memorial Lectures, 1922. 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 287pp, index. Inscribed, dated and signed in ink by Albert Schweitzer at the head of the title-page. There is an additional inscription in pencil below it and some pencil annotations to the first 4 pages of text only.
VERY GOOD, a clean copy (spine outer hinges appear to have been partly split and neatly repaired)
Signed copyHardcover
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Het Boek Van PTT

PTT (Posterijen Telegrafie en Telefonie), Leiden
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in colour printed wrappers. 49pp
VERY GOOD - A well preserved, clean and tight copy (mild surface scuff to spine margin of rear cover, tiny chips to paper spine tips, covers a little tanned, fore-edge corner tips slightly rounded, internally extremely clean, tight and unmarked)
1st editionSoftcover
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