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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)
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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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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
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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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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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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Bill Jacklin - Retratos Urbanos (SIGNED COPY)

Cosorcio De La Ciudad De Santiago, Santiago
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 173pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates (some folding), etc. Text in Spanish. Boldly inscribed and signed by Jacklin (as Bill) on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (mild reading crease to spine)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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From Newspeak to Cyberspeak - A History of Soviet Cybernetics

Mit Press, Cambridge & London
8vo in red cloth, black lettering to spine. 369pp, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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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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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 removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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 removable transparent protector)
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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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Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Portfolio Six / 6

Fountain Press, Kingston Upon Thames
1st printing. Square Quarto size (4to) in brown faux cloth, silver lettering to spine, 160pp, illustrated in colour throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (some faint edge creasing, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Dusan Kochol - W. Ego Journals

Published by the Artist, Bratislava
Large landscape 4to. in dark grey cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, approx 32pp on thick glossy art paper, brief text with 25 full page colour photos of Kochol's work, plus a large colour photo on thin card of another work by him loosely inserted
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Sylvia Edwards (Signed Limited Edition)

Pallas Athene, London
Large, very heavy 4to in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 191pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Each copy of this book has four lithographs printed on thick textured or moulded paper with printed tissue guards. One print in each book made was signed and numbered 1 to 500 by Edwards in pencil (making a total issue of 2,000 copies). This copy has No. 37 of 500 signed prints of 'Scarlet Parade (1999)'. There was also an ordinary edition made, without the lithographs, which confusingly has the same ISBN number
An extremely well preserved NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Jon Groom - Between the Light Paintings and Watercolors 2002 - 2006 (SIGNED COPY) UK spelling - watercolours

Prestel, Munich, Berlin, London & New York
Large heavy landscape 4to in thick boards, 143pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and German. Inscribed and signed by Jon Groom (as Jon) on the half title leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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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
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Hurouf - the Art of the World (Sotheby's, Doha 16 December 2010 exhibition and auction catalogue)

Sotheby's, Doha
Heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 180pp on thick glossy art paper, 145 items, about half being calligraphy by modern artists and the rest ancient to Ottoman, all illustrated in colour with English descriptions and notes.
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Norman Parkinson - Sisters Under the Skin

Quartet Books, London
4to in red cloth, silver lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 140pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread or barely read copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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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 removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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In the Scales of Fate - An Autobiography (SIGNED COPY)

Marion Boyars, London
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 232pp. This copy inscribed (to the publisher Marion Boyars) and signed by Jerzy Peterkiewicz, and additional inscription to Boyars from Raleigh Trevelyan on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Andre Stitt - the Institution (Chapter Gallery, Cardiff April - May 2005)

Chapter Gallery, Cardiff
Small landscape 4to in red and black printed grey cloth covered boards, unpaginated, approx. 160pp on glossy art paper, colour photos of Stitt at work, the installations, sketches etc. One of only 600 copies made
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Chris Orr - the Making of Things (SIGNED COPY)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Heavy large square 4to in tan cloth backed colour printed boards, 237pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Chris Orr on the blank verso of the front fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
An AS NEW unread or barely read copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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War Sadism and Pacifism (SIGNED COPY)

George Allen & Unwin, London
8vo in the original printed stiff card covers, 148pp, index. Inscribed and signed by Edward Glover on the front blank fly-leaf to S D Hey, whose wood-engraved bookplate is on the facing page.
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (spine rubbed and tanned, covers edge tanned)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Le Tour Des Hommes Integres - Photographies Marc Gouby

Takakroir
Small square 4to in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 150pp on thick art paper, b/w photos, dual text in French and English, CD in pocket at front of book. One of only 750 copies printed
NEW copy (hint of sunning to spine) - CD AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Rojo Magazine - Ocho - Numero Atomico

Sintonison S L, Barcelona
Thick, heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 320pp on thick glossy art paper. This edition of Rojo is for the Ocho project, nine simultaneous exhibitions held by galleries in the Artspace Network. Published in a limited edition, no limitation is stated but probably only 500 copies - the same as the Rojo monographs. ----------------------- Contains artwork by: Alexander Egger, Sergei Sviatchenko, Pandarosa, Pedro Inoue, Oriol Mora, Fabrizio Contarino, Clayton Brothers, Filip Berendt, Chet Purtilar, Mario Wagner, Jasper Goodall, MWM, James Roper, Defi, Carla Barth, Carlos Herrera, Hvass & Hannibal, Superblast, Antonio Bokel, Clean, Martin Albornoz, Flavio Colker, Visca, Frank Kalero, Heiko Muller, Talita Hoffmann, Phil Ashcroft, Busk, Robert Hardgrave, Steak Zombies, Kill Pixie, Michel Ducourneau, Jon Burgerman, Theis Wendt, FKDL, Filippo Minelli, Therese Vandling, Mulheres Barbadas, Tofer Chin, Momo, Tristan Rault, Adrian Villar Rojas, Christian Rex Van Minnen, Morgan Blair, Wagner Pinto, Sit, Ric Stultz, Motomichi, Ian Stevenson, Leah Tinari, Boris Hoppek, Fupete, Jakob Tolstrup, Sergio Mora, Rita Wainer, Bruno 9li, Yomar Augusto, Supermundane, Anna Taratiel, Gareth Bayliss, Asbestos, Holly Wales, Pancho Tolchinski, Neasden Control Centre, Ben Summers, Perfektworld, Javier Tles
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition
1st editionSoftcover
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Une Histoire Particuliere de la Photographie - Collection Monsieur et Madame X (Pierre Berge & Associes, Paris Auction Catalogue 19 Mars 2015)

Pierre Berge & Associes, Paris
Large and very heavy 4to in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 371pp on glossy art paper, 341 lots, all illustrated, index of photographers at rear
FINE, a very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Breaking Bounds - the Dance Photography of Lois Greenfield (SIGNED COPY)

Thames & Hudson, London
Large Square 4to in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 119pp on thick art paper, mainly finely printed b/w photos, index at rear. This copy inscribed and signed by Lois Greenfield on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A 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 covers)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Earthly Delights - Mary Adshead 1904 - 1995 (University of Liverpool Art Gallery 21 January - 29 April 2005 and Touring)

University of Liverpool Art Collections, Liverpool
Large landscape 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 110pp on glossy art paper, illustrations in text, colour plates, etc.
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, small flat crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Clive Hicks-Jenkins (SIGNED COPY)

Lund Humphries, Farnham
1st printing. Large heavy 4to. in bright red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 240pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by Clive Hicks-Jenkins on the half title leaf
AS NEW in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (minute nick to top corner tip of front flap fold, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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