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Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation (SIGNED COPY)

Verso, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 443pp, plates, bibliography etc, 15pp index at rear. Inscribed and signed by the author Ben Watson (as 'Out to Lunch' - his alter ego non-de-plume) on front blank fly-leaf and with a sketch by him of a hand drawing on the page, all done in black ink and dated 29-V-2004.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Graham Greene Country - Visited by Paul Hogarth - Foreword and Commentary by Graham Greene

Pavilion, London
Very Large landscape 4to. in orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 173pp on thick glossy art paper, illustrated in colour throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (tiny closed tear to bottom corner tip of rear flap fold, looks new in its protector)
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Dr Wortles School - A Novel (First Edition Volume I / One / 1 only)

Chapman & Hall, London
Volume 1 only of 2. 8vo in the publishers original black embossed grey cloth, vi + 237pp, with pale yellow end-papers, first blank leaf, half title leaf, title-page, contents leaf, rear blank leaf
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy
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A Ramachandran (Grosvenor Vadehra, London 12 - 30 June 2008)

Grosvenor Vadehra, London
Extra Large 4to. in red faux cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to front cover, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
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Camille Silvy - Photographer of Modern Life 1834 - 1910

National Portrait Gallery, London
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 160pp, plates, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Additional Information - New Paintings by Oliver Jeffers - Mathematical concepts offered by Dr Hugh Morrison

Oliver Jeffers
Square 4to in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 32pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Jeffers' self published artists book, scarce
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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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
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Patrick Caulfield - the Complete Prints 1964 - 1999

Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Heavy Extra Large 4to. in black cloth, red lettering to spine, 96pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Militarie Instructions for the Cavall'rie (Being A Facsimile of the Edition of 1632) Cavallrie

Roundwood Press, Kineton
Large heavy 4to. in full faux leather, gilt lettering to spine and gilt lining to front cover, xxviii + x + 108pp, colour plates (hors-text), map, illustrations in text, some folding etc. and collated complete. No. 519 of 1,000 copies made.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Patrick Caulfield - the Complete Prints 1964 - 1999

Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Heavy Extra Large 4to. in black cloth, red lettering to spine, 96pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
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Life in Shetland - Photographs by Tom Kidd

Paul Harris Publishing, Edinburgh
Square 4to in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 150pp on stiff art paper, mainly captioned photos
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned, slight shelf-rub to cover bottom edges, very mild flat crease to front blank fly-leaf) in a FINE Dust Jacket (inner flaps very slightly tanned)
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Travels with Michael Palin - An Exhibition of Photographs by Basil Pao (Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock 31 March - 23 September 2012 / Royal Geographical Society, London 3 December - 25 January 2013) ***** SIGNED COPY *****

Studio 8 Editions, Hong Kong
Large heavy landscape 4to in thick colour printed boards, 216pp on stiff glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Basil Pao on the title-page. Only a small number of this, the first printing, were made
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Winston S Churchill - Companion Volume III Part 1 August 1914 - April 1915 and Part 2 May 1915 - December 1916 (2 Vols Complete Thus)

William Heinemann, London
Both volumes in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 1685pp in all
Both extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copies in FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket s (some very slight rub to flap fold corner tips of wrapper for Vol I, looks almost as new in its protector)
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Fritz Jakobsson - 1995 - Agostiniana - Roma (SIGNED COPY)

L'accademia Angelica Constantiniana, Roma
Large landscape 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on glossy art paper. Very brief text in Italian, mainly colour reproductions of the Finnish artists portraits. Inscribed and signed in ink by Fritz Jakobsson on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (covers faintly tanned)
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In A Nutshell - A Loan Exhibition of Japanese Netsuke From European Collections

Rosemary Bandini, London
Extra Large 4to. in thick colour printed glossy boards, 113pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. Published to accompany the exhibition held by the International Netsuke Society and the Embassy of Japan in the UK - 4 April - 31 May 2013
NEW unread copy
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Untold Stories (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
2nd Impression. Thick, heavy 8vo. in green boards, white lettering to spine, 658pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Free Fall Exhibition by Xavier Veilhan (Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo January 15 - May 8 2011)

Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo
4to in cream cloth covered boards, red and black lettering to spine and front cover, 28pp on glossy art paper with transparent end-papers, colour plates, etc. Complete with the original full page graphic and front cover graphic by Hideki Inoba intact
AS NEW
1st editionHardcover
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Ralph Steadman - Sigmund Freud (SIGNED COPY)

Paddington Press, New York & London
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in tan boards, 118pp on stiff art paper, numerous illustrations in text, etc. This copy signed by Ralph Steadman, in blue ink, on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (very small spot of rub to bottom flap fold corners, thin sliver of mild rub / wear to spine ends)
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Sir Hans Sloane - Collector Scientist Antiquary - Founding Father of the British Museum

British Museum Press, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 308pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Robert Morris (Tate Gallery, London 28 April - 6 June 1971)

Tate Gallery, London
Landscape 4to in blind embossed thick card with cream cloth spine, black lettering to spine, 128pp on thick art paper, plates, folding catalogue and exhibition plan in pocket at rear (as issued). This landmark exhibition was famously cut short after just 4 days following damage to visitors and the exhibits from 'over-zealous' climbing. This is one of the catalogues that were marked up with a note on the front blank fly-leaf asking visitors to refrain from climbing on one of the exhibits. This marking up was probably done by Morris himself on the last day of the exhibition as one of a number of, alas fruitless, tactics to avoid closure. The exhibition was re-staged in 2009 in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall with exhibits made from more forgiving and robust materials, and which proved so successful the exhibition was extended by 3 weeks.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (spine and page-block edges slightly tanned)
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The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell - Volume II / Vol 2 - My Country Right or Left 1940 - 1943

Secker and Warburg, London
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 477pp, frontispiece, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (minute bump to bottom edge of rear cover) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (faintly dusty and very faintly edge-creased, looks fine in its protector). An excellent copy
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The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell - Volume I / Vol 1 - An Age Like This 1920 - 1940

Secker and Warburg, London
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 574pp, frontispiece, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (faintly dusty and very faintly edge-creased, looks fine in its protector). An excellent copy
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David Spiller - (Give my love to Rose) - A Book of Photographs by Moira Cameron and Xavier Spiller-Cameron (SIGNED COPY)

Linda & Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers 94pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly full page colour photos of the artist at work, exhibiting etc. This copy is inscribed and signed by David Spiller on the title-page
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Trojan Horses and National Champions - The Crisis in Europe's Computing and Telecommunications Industry (SIGNED COPY)

Apt-Amatic, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 392pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Livio Ceschin - L'opera Incisa / Engravings 1991 - 2008

Skira, Milan
Large heavy 4to. in thick illustrated boards, 207pp on thick glossy art paper, plates (some folding) etc. Dual text in English and Italian
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding - the French Masterpieces 1880 - 1940

Thames & Hudson, London
Large heavy Square 4to in rust red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 200pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Soviet Posters - the Sergo Grigorian Collection

Prestel, London
Thick 4to in colour printed flexible vinyl covers, 285pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
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Hardcover
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Andy Warhol's Exposures

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 4to. in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 255pp on stiff paper, index end-papers, mainly captioned photos by Warhol
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly edge-nicked and faintly tanned but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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Ghika - Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture

Lund Humphries, London
Large heavy Folio size in cream boards, black lettering to spine and front cover, 69pp text plus 111 full page plates in colour and b/w and 14 b/w illustrations in text
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ copy (covers slightly dusty and lightly tanned, contents are fine, very clean and tight)
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Henri Cartier-Bresson - Europeans

Thames & Hudson, London
Heavy 4to. in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 231pp on glossy art paper, mainly captioned photos
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
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