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Slides (Signed by David Hockney who designed the dust jacket)

Macdonald, London
8vo in light grey faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 207pp. David Plante's had his friend David Hockney design the jacket for this book, his 2nd novel. Hockney has signed this copy on the leaf opposite the title-page and presented it to his friend, the art dealer Elizabeth Naydler (1917 - 2006) and has her bookplate is on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (hint of sunning to cover top edges) in the original FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Pharmacopoeia Collegii Regalis Medicorum Londinensis

T Longman, T Shewell, et J Nourse, London
8vo bound in full contemporary brown calf, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, marbled end-papers, xvi + 188pp (collated complete). This is the second and much corrected edition of the 'Fifth' Pharmacopoeia', published less than a year after the first printing. Introductory text in English, rest in Latin. The 'Fifth Pharmacopoeia' was produced under Henry Plumptre's Presidency who oversaw its wholesale revision and re-construction, bringing it for the first time into the modern scientific age. This copy has the elegant armorial bookplate of the surgeon Edward Mars Elmhirst on the front paste-down end-paper.
About FINE, a well preserved clean strong and tight copy, nicely if quite plainly bound (slight mild wear to spine ends and cover corner tips, end leaf margins tanned
Hardcover
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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 AS NEW - an excellent set
1st editionSoftcover
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Henry Moore on Sculpture (SIGNED COPY)

Macdonald, London
Large heavy 4to. in patterned grey linen covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 293pp on glossy art paper, plates in colour and (mainly) b/w, bibliography, index. Inscribed and signed by Henry Moore on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved about FINE clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a lightly tanned and slightly dusty VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (short closed tear and few tiny nicks to top edges, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Spheres of Light - Stations of Darkness - the Art of Solomon Nikritin 1898 - 1965 (State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonika January - March / State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow April - May 2004)

Greek Ministry of Culture / State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonika
Thick, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 484pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Full text in English, Russian and Greek. Small printing and copies now rarely appear for sale.
AS NEW (some very slight shelf rub to cover bottom edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Napoleon Ier (1er) & La Manufacture de Sevres - L'Art de la Porcelaine au Service de l'Empire

Feu et Talent
Large, very heavy 4to in colour printed thick boards, 348pp on thick art paper, illustrated in colour throughout, bibliography, index of marks etc. Published to accompany the exhibition 'Imperial & Royal - l'Age d'Or de la porcelaine de Sevres' at Galerie Aveline, Paris 8 September - 9 October 2016
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Remains of the Day

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 245pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW and clearly unread copy (top edge of page block very slightly dusty, leaves otherwise still very white and tight) in a very slightly spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. This copy was shelved 30 years ago and has remained largely untouched since then.
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Banging Your Head Against A Brick Wall - Banksy (1st Issue)

Weapons of Mass Distraction, Bristol
Small 8vo. in stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp on glossy art paper, b/w photos, line drawings etc. This is one of the rare first issue which had the ISBN number on the rear cover only, (the first edition 2nd issue had the ISBN printed on the verso of the front cover below the colophon). About 1000 copies were made of this first issue
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to the bottom cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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A View of the Whole Controversy Between the Representer and the Answerer, with an Answer to the Representer's last reply in which are laid open some of the Methods by Which Protestants Are Misrepresented by Papists

William Rogers, At the Sun Against St Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet (London)
1st printing. Bound in later black buckram backed green boards, gilt lettering to spine, with deckle edges. Collated: errata leaf (dated Jan. 7 1686) facing the title-page, title-page with with blank verso, then 123pp printed text. The first edition of Clagett's riposte to John Goter who was imprisoned shortly after this book was published.. The author's name has been mis-spelled as 'Clagget' on the spine.
The binding is in very good condition, just a little rubbing to the spine with a slight 1.5 cm surface crack to the front hinge at the bottom edge. Internally the errata leaf, title-page, and last leaf blank verso are slightly dusty, otherwise the text leaves are entirely clean and only faintly tanned. A very nice and sturdy copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Garden of Disorder and other poems (First Limited Edition)

Europa Press, London
1st printing. 8vo in dark green cloth, yellow lettering to spine, 78pp on thick paper, frontispiece on glossy art paper. This is number 104 of a total of 500 copies made. The US New Directions edition, published later in the same year, was printed in England using the Europa Press plates
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (pages slightly tanned, hint of dustiness to cover bottom edges)
1st editionHardcover
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Praeterita - Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts Perhaps Worthy of Memory in My Past Life (Large Paper Edition - 3 Volume Complete Set)

George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpinton
3 volumes large 4to size (31 x 24 cm approx) in modern brown cloth with gilt embossed leather spine labels. All first edition large paper copies. Each book has an additional title-page which was printed up as the last chapter of each volume was issued, so was dated the same year as the last chapter of that volume. Vol I: 12 chapters 432pp, 1 engraved plate 'My Two Aunts'. Vol II: 12 chapters, 442pp, 1 engraved plate 'The Old Dover Packet's Jib'. Vol III: 4 chapters, 182pp, 1 engraved plate 'The Castle of Annecy' (this engraving was issued only with the large paper copies)
A well preserved FINE clean and tight unmarked set (some slight tanning to leaves, covers as new)
1st editionHardcover
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18 Portraits by David Hockney (SIGNED COPY)

Gemini G E L, Los Angeles
Small 4to. in gilt embossed tan cloth covered thick boards, 72pp on stiff art paper. Finely reproduced details (most actual size) from a series of 18 works by Hockney made at Gemini G E L studios in 1976. This copy has been signed by him below his lined out printed name on the half title leaf, the signature is undated but it was done in 1977 shortly after publication.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to end-papers) in a slightly sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. A very nice copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Fly Fishing - with Wood Engraving by Eric Fitch Daglish (Limited edition with original signed woodcut)

J M. Dent & Sons, London
4to large paper edition bound in full Japanese Vellum, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, red silk ribbon marker, xi + 244pp on thick laid paper, frontispiece, and 9 other full page wood engravings plus decorations in text. Number 137 of 150 copies signed by Viscount Grey and with an original wood engraving signed by Daglish in pencil, unnumbered from an edition of 150 done for this book and mounted on a sheet of stiff hand made paper loosely inserted (as issued). Non-authorial inscription on front blank fly-leaf dated 1930
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean bright and tight copy (very slight sunning to spine and cover margins, small spot of tanning to bottom edge of front cover, page-block edges also slightly tanned). The loose print is very clean and fine. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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A Bibliography of the Writings of William Somerset Maugham (One of 50 Signed Copies)

Unicorn Press, London
Octavo size (8vo) in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, marbled end-papers, 78pp. No 9 of 50 copies signed by Maugham. This copy with the engraved ornate armorial bookplate of Gregory Schapiro on the front paste-down end-paper
A well preserved FINE very clean, bright and tight copy (very mild sunning to spine, slight tanning to leaves)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Men At Arms (Uncorrected Book Proof)

Gollancz, London
8vo in printed stiff card covers, 288pp publishers' uncorrected proof copy. A Discworld novel
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (slight scattered tanning or foxing to covers only, bottom edge of spine slightly rubbed, contents are fine and tight)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Studio An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art - Volume Three 1894 (Vol 3) - all auto-lithographs present - including two by Whistler

The Studio, London
Large 4to. in publishers' original green cloth covered bevel edged boards, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and front cover, index plus 192pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Includes original lithographs, all with the Studio blind embossed stamp as issued, by Anning Bell, Mortimer Menpes, Frank Short, C J Watson and two by James McNeill Whistler ('Gants de Suede' and 'The Long Gallery, Louvre') Plus xlvii pp 'Editor's Room' at rear. The whole has been collated complete. During this early period the Studio Magazine, though very successful, did not have a large circulation by modern standards, estimates of the number printed at this time vary from 2,000 to no more than 3,000 copies
2 inch defection to cloth at head of spine panel but otherwise a well preserved and very clean and tight FINE copy (mild sunning to covers, some scattered foxing)
1st editionHardcover
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Paddington Goes to Town (SIGNED COPY)

Collins, London
8vo in red and black patterned boards, silver lettering to spine, 125pp, 1pp publishers ads at rear. Inscribed 'With love' and signed by Michael Bond on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight little used copy (very slight push to bottom edge of spine, merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (few tiny nicks to top edges, short closed tear to bottom edge of front panel, vertical crease to front inner flap, looks fine in its removable transparent protector).
Signed copyHardcoverDustjacket
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The Austrian Phenomenon - Architektur Avantgarde Osterreich 1956 - 1973

Birkhauser / Architekturzentrum, Wien
Very thick and very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers. 1,084 pp on glossy art paper, mainly captioned photographs, sketches, plans, and colour plates, etc. Text in German
NEW copy (slight rub to head of spine - looks like a minor production flaw)
1st editionSoftcover
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Antologia del Campiello 1968 (With an original signed lithograph by Gianfilippo Usellini)

Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venezia
Very large 4to in stiff card covers with white printed blue stiff paper wraps, 151pp on thick paper, No. 581 of 1000 copies made. With 5 original colour lithographs by Gianfilippo Usellini. The last lithograph is signed in ink by Usellini in the bottom right corner.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (the signed lithograph is slightly wider than all the other leaves and the proud edge is very slightly creased). The stiff paper wrapper is almost FINE (slightly nicked at the spine panel ends)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (SIGNED COPY)

Viking, London
8vo in black faux cloth red lettering to spine, 298pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other marks or inscriptions)
1st printing. An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (pages moderately tanned) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faint flat crease to bottom corner tip of front inner flap). A nice copy of the authors' scarce third novel
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Damien Hirst (ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 13 December 1991 - 2 February 1992)

ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts / Jay Jopling, London
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 60pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. One of 1750 copies made (plus 250 de-luxe signed hardback copies)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Proceedings Royal Society of London - Series A Vol CXV / Volume 11 - contains 'A Contribution to the Mathematical Theory of Epidemics' by W O Kermack and A G Mckendrick

Harrison & Sons for the Royal Society, London
4to bound in 1/4 red leather with marbled boards and end-papers, 726pp, plates etc. (collated complete)
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (covers just a little rubbed at the edges, tiny nick to bottom edge of spine, page-block edges tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Eric Peters - Light Play (SIGNED COPY with original ink sketch)

Palace Editions, St Petersburg
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed glossy boards with dust jacket, 223pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Published to accompany the exhibition of the same title at the State Russian Museum, St Petersburg (8 July - 16 August 2010). Text in English throughout. This copy inscribed and signed by Eric Peters and with an original intricate ink sketch by him on the half title leaf (no other marks or inscriptions)
An almost AS NEW unmarked copy (slight crease to bottom edge of spine) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Svatopluk Klimes - Tento Svet Tyz Pro Vsechny ...... / His World Which is the Same for All ... (with two original artworks)

Svatopluk Klimes, Prague / Praha
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 63pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Czech. PLUS A4 size original artwork on hand made paper, one of Klimes signature partially burned artworks signed and dated 2012 in pencil on the reverse, and a 3 inch x 5 inch colour photo with singed lines and holes, inscribed signed and dated on the rear 2013. Both have Klimes' branded monogram
AS NEW - both artworks as new
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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The Double Helix - A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
1st printing. 8vo in purple faux cloth, gilt lettering and helix design to spine. 226pp with illustrations in text, plus 4pp plates at rear
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves, purple printed top edge of page-block a little faded) in a very slightly edge-rubbed and faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (barely noticeable short closed tear to bottom edge of spine, looks very presentable indeed in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy of this ground-breaking book
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Die Neue Graphik / the New Graphic Art / Le Nouvel Art Graphique

Arthur Niggli, Teufen ar
1st printing. Square 4to in cream linen backed colour printed boards, black lettering to spine, 247pp, numerous illustrations in text (some colour), etc. Parallel text in English, German and French.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (pages very slightly tanned). An excellent copy of this classic work on graphic design
1st editionHardcover
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Narrative of an Expedition into the Interior of Africa by the River Niger in the Steam Vessels Quorra and Alburkah in 1832,1833 and 1834 (Volume 1 (of 2) only)

Richard Bentley., London
8vo bound in quarter green calf with matching marbled boards, gilt lettering to spine. xv + 451pp, 4 engraved aquatints (frontispiece, plus 3 others), engraved chart of the river Quorra (all present and collated complete). Volume one only.
VERY GOOD - spine and corner pieces rubbed and a little worn, private bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper, mild tanning to leaves and contents otherwise clean and tight
1st editionHardcover
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It's Too Frightening for Me (SIGNED COPY)

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. 8vo in colour printed gloss boards with matching dust jacket, 48pp, numerous line illustrations in text. Signed in full by Hughes below her printed name on the title-page with a personal inscription on the facing leaf to someone who helped with this, her first story book (as opposed to picture book), and signed by her as 'Shirl'
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy still very close to new (end-papers very slightly tanned, faint push to head of spine) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy.
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Antony Gormley - Body and Light and other drawings (SIGNED COPY)

Jay Jopling, London
Thick, heavy Square 4to in white printed yellow linen covered boards, unpaginated, approx. 380pp showing 188 full page single sided plates with opposing caption. Inscribed, signed and dated by Antony Gormley on the front blank fly-leaf . Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name at the Independent Art Space, London 28 November - 21 December 1996
Covers slightly dusty else a well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Damien Hirst (Internal Affairs - ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 13 December 1991 - 2 February 1992)

ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts / Jay Jopling, London
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 60pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. One of 1750 copies made (plus 250 de-luxe signed hardback copies)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (hint of tanning to cover outer margins and page-block edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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