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Our Zoo (SIGNED COPY)

Headline, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 276pp, plates. Basis for the BBC TV series of 2014. Inscribed and signed by June Mottershead on the title-page. Signed copies of this book are rare.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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British Painting '74

Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Heavy 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 200pp, numerous illustrations in text. Catalogue of the seminal touring exhibition showing work by 122 living British artists
Covers slightly tanned else a well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Sean Landers - North American Mammals (Petzel Gallery, New York 13 November - 20 December 2014) ***SIGNED COPY***

Petzel Gallery, New York
Large 4to. in tartan cloth covered boards, white lettering to spine and blind embossed lettering to front cover, 68pp on glossy art paper with half width interleaved text pages. This is one of only a very few copies signed by Sean Landers on the front blank fly-leaf
An AS NEW unmarked copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Pursuit - the Uncensored Memoirs of John Calder (SIGNED COPY)

Calder Publications, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in grey boards, 621pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
A well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Democracy on Trial - Reflections on Arab and African Politics (SIGNED COPY and with TLS from Andre Deutsch)

Andre Deutsch, London
Specially bound edition in full thin blue leather, gilt lettering to spine, brown and gilt marbled end-papers, 318pp, plates, index. Inscribed and signed by Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub on the title-page, PLUS loosely inserted brief typed and signed letter from the publisher Andre Deutsch - both addressed to a member of the board of Reuters, who acted as agents for Mahgoub. Also loosely inserted is a single sided typed sheet (from the minutes of a Reuters board meeting) detailing their handling of this book, fees and advances paid etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight shelf rub to spine ends and cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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P Papinius Statius - Thebais I - III / Thebaid IV - VIII / Thebaid IX - XII (3 Volumes Complete)

Shakespeare Head Press, Oxford
3 matching books all 8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 71pp, 138pp and 138pp, each with stiff paper dust jackets
Al are FINE very clean and tight unmarked and unread copies in FINE complete Dust Jackets (mild foxing or tanning to spine panel of first volume, slight sunning to jacket of last volume). An excellent set
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Three Surrey Churches - A Chapter of English History - St Nicholas Compton - St Mary Guildford - St Martha Chilworth

Frank Lasham, Guildford / Elliot Stock, London
This is the de-luxe large-paper edition (crown 4to - the ordinary edition was a much smaller 8vo size) made for subscribers, bound in dark blue buckram, top edge gilt, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, xvi + 262pp on thick paper, frontispiece, with tissue guard, illustrations, contemporary photographs, plans etc in text, index, list of subscribers at front, 2pp publishers ads at rear. PLUS loosely inserted 4pp red and black printed prospectus for the book.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges and end-papers slightly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Hughie O'Donoghue - the Journey

Leeds Museums & Galleries
Large 4to. in light green cloth, silver lettering to spine, 72pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Mario Botas - Spleen

Nacional- Casa Da Moeda
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 123pp on thick art paper, brief text in Spanish and French, mainly finely printed full page (single side printed) colour plates showing 50 of Botas' paintings from his short but quite prolific career
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, very small and neat ink inscription to bottom edge of front blank fly-leaf )
1st editionSoftcover
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Catherine De Moncan - Peintre (SIGNED COPY)

Editions P L A Ge
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 20pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in French and English. Inscribed and signed by Catherine De Moncan (as Catherine) on the front blank fly-leaf
AS NEW, a very clean and tight unmarked copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Futurism (Tate Modern, London 12 June - 20 September 2009)

Tate Publishing, London
Large, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 359pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in English throughout
A well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Architecture Aesth / Ethics and Religion

IKO - Verlag Fur Interkulturelle Kommunikation, Main & London
4to in photo illustrated glazed boards (as issued), 230pp, illustrations in text, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionHardcover
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Max Ernst - Life and Work - An Autobiographical Collage

Thames & Hudson, London
1st printing. Thick, very heavy 4to in orange and white printed grey boards, 351pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved almost AS NEW barely read unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Important Art of New China 1949 - 1979 (China Guardian Auction Catalogue October 19 1996)

China Guardian Auctions, Beijing 1996
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers. Lots 391 - 512, all or most illustrated in colour. Dual text in English and Mandarin
An almost AS NEW copy (slight bump to bottom edge of spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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An Historical Account of Those Parishes in the County of Middlesex Which Are Not Described in the Environs of London

T Cadell Jun and W Davies in the Strand, London
Heavy 4to. in quarter red leather with red buckram boards, viii + 316pp, 17 plates all present and this book is collated complete.
An ex-reference library copy, hinges parting but still holding comfortably, library cancels to front end-papers and verso of title-page which also has perforated library name at bottom margin. All of the plates have a very small name stamp on the verso which has been carefully done and does not show through. All four foldout plates have been professionally and very nicely linen backed. One plate has an approx 5mm sliver of loss to the outer fore-margin but still leaves plenty of room (approx 15mm) between it and the plate border. All leaves are just a little tanned, all the plates are moderately tanned and foxed. Overall a GOOD copy
1st editionHardcover
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Painting & Sculpture of A Decade 54 - 64 (Tate Gallery, London, 22 April-28 June 1964)

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation/ Tate Gallery, London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers, 272pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (some mild cover edge-rub)
1st editionSoftcover
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Forty Years On

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Tall Octavo size (8vo) in folded glossy card self wrappers. 78pp. The correct first issue with the publishers printed sticker covering the incorrect description of the cover photo
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, small faint flat crease to rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Design France 2000

Marketing Magazine, Suresnes
Folio size in colour printed silver laminated boards, 223pp, mainly colour plates of French product graphics and design. Text in French
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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The House of Nightingales (SIGNED COPY)

Severn House, London
1st printing. Inscribed and signed by Ebel (as 'Suzanne') on title page. Uncommon in hardback (small edition)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Antologia Italiana

Stoccarda, Edoardo Hallberger
8vi in elaborately blind and gilt stamped purple buckram binding with silk laid paper end-papers, all edges gilt. 368pp, engraved 2nd fly-leaf with contemporary ink inscription. Text in Italian
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy (spine and top margin of front cover sunned, small private library label to spine, end-papers slightly foxed)
1st editionHardcover
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Matthias Hoch (Dogenhuis Galerie, Leipzig / Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam / Rocket, London / Rena Bransten, San Francisco - 2008)

Rocket Gallery, London
Extra Large landscape folio size in die cut black stiff card covers (hand sewn). 16 beautifully reproduced colour photos printed on heavy art paper. One of a small number of signed copies done for the Rocket exhibition
NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Click, Said the Camera

Lars Muller, Baden
1st printing. Extra large landscape Quarto size (4to). in spiral bound photo illustrated boards, 21 leaves on stiff card, each with a full page photo by Burkhard on barite paper tinted with selenium)
A FINE copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to front cover edges)
1st editionHardcover
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Paul McCarthy

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York / Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 256pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Survage - Les Annees Heroiques

Anthese, Arcueil
Large Quarto size (4to) in bright blue linen covered boards, white lettering to spine and front cover, 187pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight bump to top corner tip of rear cover) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute crease to flap fold corner tips)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Anish Kapoor - Marsyas (First Edition)

Tate Publishing, London
1st printing. Large Quarto size (4to). in grey cloth, black lettering to spine. 120pp, colour plates, etc. The Turbine Hall exhibit at Tate Modern, London 9 October 2002 - 6 April 2003
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Proceedings of the Eleventh International Balint Congress, Held in Exeter College, Oxford, England, 9-13 Septemebr 1998

Balint Society / Limited Edition Press, Southport
Large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers, 218pp
AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Sketches in Verse

Privately Published by the Author
Octavo size (8vo) in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, bevel edges, top edge gilt, 121pp on thick hand made paper, approx 50 tipped in plates, 3 in colour including a colour illustrated title-page. This copy is inscribed and initialled by the author to the illustrator Gordon Browne.
VERY GOOD (covers slightly rubbed and spotted, contents fine, clean and tight). A nice copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Music of Igor Stravinsky

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in pale blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. 512pp, musical examples in text bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy but for a mild crease to head of spine - from bumping or dropping, in a slightly dusty and creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Ivan Ostafiychuk

Published by the Artist, Ontario
Large Quarto size (4to). in grey cloth, gilt lettering and tipped on colour plates to front cover (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 48pp on thick art paper, plates in colour and b/w, illustrations in text, etc. text in English with short summary in German and Ukrainian at rear
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (slight tanning to top edge of page block)
1st editionHardcover
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Alex Spremberg - Wrong Angles (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 3 September - 30 October 2011)

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth Australia
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 64pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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