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The Rigour of the Game

Martin Secker, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in steel grey cloth with black lettering and rules to spine and front cover. 307pp, 12pp publishers ads at rear also dated 1922
Near FINE, an exeptionally well preserved, very clean and tight copy (small private bookplate on front blank paste-down end-paper, slight shelf rub to spine ends)
1st editionHardcover
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The Tea Party and other plays

Methuen, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 115pp
Pages faintly tanned else FINE, a well preserved, clean and tight copy in a lightly rubbed VERY GOOD+ price-clipped dust jacket (bottom edge of spine panel slightly creased, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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No Picnic (Crafts Council Gallery, London, 1998)

Crafts Council Gallery, London
Quarto size (4to) in silvered stiff card covers, variously paginated, approx 60pp, b/w and silver printed plates etc. PLUS loosely inserted No Picnic postcard with two colour slides of exhibits attached - for press use
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Lady With A Laptop (SIGNED COPY)

Carroll and Graf, New York
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo). Inscribed and signed by author on title-page
An AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Sound Waves and Their Uses - Six Lectures delivered before a 'juvenile audotory' under the auspices of The Royal Institution, Christmas, 1928

Blackie, London
152pp, illus., diagrams, bibliography, etc. Much on contemporary recording instruments, gramophones etc
FINE, an exceptionally well preserved, very clean bright and tight copy in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (tiny chips to spine tips, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Art of the Surreal (Christie's, London Evening Sale Monday 7 February 2005)

Christie's, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 151pp, approx 40 lots, illustrated in colour, some folding plates, copious biographical notes etc, all the main surrealists represented. Hammer price list stapled to rear leaf
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Last Year at Hogmanay (SIGNED COPY)

Hale, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo), 175pp. Inscribed to a friend and signed by author (as 'James') on title page
Very top corner tips of eight leaves slightly creased from bumping else FINE in a slightly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (tiny 3mm closed tear to top corner of front flap fold, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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One By One

Secker & Warburg, London
1st printing. 8vo, 190pp. Authors first book
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked (top edge of page block faintly dusty, few tiny spots of foxing to page-block fore-edge) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (barely visible 4mm closed tear to top edge of rear panel, very small faint red spot to bottom edge of rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Rencontres avec Le Corbusier

Fondation Le Corbusier / Galerie des Princes, Bruxelles
Square quarto size (4to) in glossy card covers. 158pp, bibliography, captioned plates in colour and b/w, plans drawings etc. Text in French
Almost AS NEW (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Architecture of York

Cerialis Press, York
octavo size (8vo) in dark red faux-leather, gilt lettering to spine, 168pp, numerous illustrations, index etc
An almost AS NEW copy (name on fly-leaf) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Le Style et le Chaos (Musee du Luxembourg / Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris 1 Mars - 30 Avril 1985)

Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 52pp, plates etc. Text in French
Rear cover faintly tanned, very slight loss of surface laminate to lower edges else an almost AS NEW barely read copy. Uncommon
1st editionSoftcover
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Allusions No. 2

Allusions, Lancaster
Octavo size (8vo) in illustrated stiff card covers, 48pp poetry journal with a few full page illustrations
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (name on blank verso of front cover, covers tanned, small and slight soil to rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Udo Klitzke - Design in den 50er Jahren

Werkbund- Archiv, Berlin
Octavo size (8vo) in photo illustrated stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 44pp, illustrations in text, etc. Text in German
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Sam

Nicholson and Watson, London
8vo, 330pp. The American Prize Winner in the All Nations Prize Novel Competition of 1939
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned, hint of sunning to cover margins) in a slightly dusty and slightly edge rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy
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The Psycho-Analysis of Children (3rd Edition Revised) alt spelling Psychoanalysis

Hogarth Press, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 326pp, index
An extremely well preserved FINE copy still close to new (name on front paste-down end-paper, tiny mild bump to bottom corner tip of front cover, pages faintly tanned)
Hardcover
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100 Years of Scottish Painting - An Exhibition At the English Speaking Union Gallery, Edinburgh

Fine Art Society, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 20pp
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (covers very slightly edge-rubbed and a little tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Orchard Lamps

Sheep Meadow Press, New York 1978
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 71pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine) in a slightly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (tiny short closed tear to head of spine panel and top end of front flap fold, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Phillips and Drew Kings Chess Tournament 10-25 April 1980 At County Hall, York Road, London SE1 (Bulletin)

British Chess Federation
Foolscap in stapled paper wraps. 73pp typescript bulletin. 105 games recorded with notes. This is the uncommon British Chess Federation 1st Edition, it was re-published about a year later in a small format paperback by Pergamon Press with much of the text omitted
Covers very faintly dusty else FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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An Expensive Place to Die

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. 254pp.
FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in a FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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A Dancer on Dance

Bharata Kalanjali, Madras
Square Quarto size (4to) in card covers. 78pp plus plates. On Kathakali
near FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (faint sunning to spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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Sarah Bernhardt and Her Times (Wildenstein, New York November 13 - December 28, 1984)

Wildenstein, New York
Large Quarto size (4to) in die-cut stiff card covers. 158pp, plates in colour and b/w etc.
FINE, a well preserved very clean and tight copy in a slightly dusty but otherwise about FINE clear Glassine complete Dust Jacket (two small nicks to head of spine panel)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Poet's Choice (A Spoken Anthology) A Programme Anthology of the poems read by their authors at the poetry reading in the Wigmore Hall September 14th 1943

National Council of Women of Great Britain, Folkestone
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers, 47pp, index of first lines at rear
VERY GOOD+ (covers slightly tanned and with two mild partial cup rings to front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Wild Rabbit in a New Aspect - Or Rabbit-Warrens That Pay - A Record of Recent Experiments on the Estate of the Right Hon. Earl of Wharncliffe at Wortley Hall

William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh & London
Octavo size (8vo) in bevel edged green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, black lettering and gilt embossed rabbit to front cover, 135pp, plus 23pp publishers catalogue of 'Books on Rural Affairs' at rear
An extremely well preserved about FINE copy (minute specks of shelf rub to cover corner tips, ink name on 2nd blank fly-leaf dated 1893)
1st editionHardcover
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Segni di Fumo i Pacchetti di Sigarette - Immagini, Ricordi e Chimere / Smoke Signals - Imagery and Origins of Cigarette Packs

Arcadia, Milano
Large tall Quarto size (4to) in blind embossed grey faux cloth, 191pp, illustrated in colour throughout. Dual text in English and Italian
A well preserved FINE copy (slight bump to top corner tip of front cover) in a faintly tanned and slightly corner rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Fabric of Fashion (Crafts Gallery, London 8 November 2000 - 14 January 2001)

British Council, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in blind embossed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 180pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved FINE copy (speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips and cover bottom edges) in a near FINE die cut complete Dust Jacket (two short closed tears to bottom edge of rear panel, slight surface scuff to front panel)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Guatemala - The Right to Dream - Poets, Painters, Writers and Others

Association of Artists for Guatemala, London
Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, 96pp, illustrations in text, etc
Almost AS NEW (small inscription on dedication leaf)
1st editionSoftcover
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On the Beginning of Social Inquiry

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
Large 8vo Paperback.184pp, index
Spine and top margin of front cover sunned, pages faintly tanned else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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On Green Dolphin Street (SIGNED COPY)

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 341pp. This copy signed by the author on the on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (pages a little anned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Reflections by Ten Portuguese Photographers

Frontline States, Barkway
4to in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 116pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight crease to last leaf from poor handling)
1st editionSoftcover
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Beyond Genre - New Directions in Literary Classification (signed copy)

Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in rust red cloth, black lettering to spine, 224pp, index etc This copy inscribed and signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in a very slightly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (3 barely noticeable short closed edge-tears, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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