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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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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
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Il Museo Martini - Di Storia Dell 'Enologia

Umberto Allemandi, Torino
Large heavy 4to. in pale blue boards, black lettering to spine 269pp, colour plates, etc. main text in Italian with full French and English translations at rear. PLUS loosely inserted inscribed business card of Luigi Rossi di Montelera (at the time president of Martini-Rossi) which was included with the book when he gave it the Italian ambassador to London in 1992
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Science, Explanation, and Rationality - Aspects of the Philosophy of Carl G Hempel

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 342pp, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Plastic Art - A Precarious Success Story

Axa Art Research / Axa Art Insurance Publication
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 88pp, illustrations in text, glossary, etc. On the conservation of art made from plastic
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Die Geometrische Nekropole Von Merenda - Die Funde aus der Grabung - Von. I - Papadimitriou 1960 - 61

J H Roll, Dettelbach
Large 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 177pp (101pp text plus 76pp plates). Text in German
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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How to Talk Dirty and Influence People

Peter Owen, London
1st printing. 8vo in the first issue in dark olive brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 205pp. The second issue, sold as remainders, was done in cheaper looking orange faux cloth covered boards but is otherwise the same.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a slightly tanned VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (few minute nicks to top edge, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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 AS NEW copy (merest hint of shelf rub to bottom edge of spine) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Survey of London Vol XXI - Tottenham Court Road and Neighbourhood (The Parish of St Pancras Part III)

London County Council, London
Large heavy 4to. in navy blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, xix + 176pp + 99pp plates at rear, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (some very slight shelf-rub to cover bottom edges, pages slightly tanned) in a lightly edge-worn but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Silent Sentinels - Traditional Architecture of Coorg

Hecar Foundation, Mumbai
Large square 4to in thick boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 141pp on thick art paper, glossaries of words and terms, colour photos, building plans, bibliography, etc
A very clean and tight about FINE copy (sliver of mild creasing to spine ends) in a faintly edge creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st 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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Apprentice to Genius - Years with Frank Lloyd Wright (SIGNED COPY)

Mcgraw-hill, New York
Large 4to. in rust red cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 228pp, colour plates, plans and illustrations in text, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Edgar Tafel on the front blank fly-leaf (no other marks or inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (slight crease to top edge of rear panel, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Fox At the Manger (Private Press Edition)

Pembridge Design Studio, London
4to in brown buckram covered boards, tan marbled paper end-papers (matching the paper used for the dust jacket), 48pp printed in brown ink on very pale tan rag-paper leaves. Pembridge Design Studio was a small private press in London (c. 1980 - 1992) who typically made books in very small editions. No limitation is stated but probably fewer than 200 copies of this book were made.
A well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Henri Cartier-Bresson - the Modern Century (Museum of Modern Art, New York April 11 - June 28 2010)

Museum of Modern Art, New York / Thames & Hudson, London
1st printing. Thick, very heavy 4to in bright red cloth, silver lettering to spine. 376pp on stiff art paper, numerous finely printed b/w photos, bibliography, index etc
An almost AS NEW barely read copy in a faintly edge-creased almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Herbert Kisza - Galeria U Netopyra (Signed Copy)

Published by the Artist
Tall large Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards, unpaginated, approx. 140pp, mainly colour plates showing Kisza's work. Signed by the artist on the title-page (no other inscription)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Stephen Newton - Etchings 1998 - 2000

Ziggurat Books, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 96pp, plates etc. Uncommon
An almost AS NEW unmarked copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Tryst and Other Poems (SIGNED COPY)

Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press, London
8vo in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 56pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (1 inch chip to head of spine panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Arquitectura - Public Work in Catalonia - Obra Publica a Cataluny - 1980-1987

Generalitat de Catalunya / Col-Legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed silver stiff card covers, 116pp, numerous plans and illustrations in text, etc. Text in English and Spanish
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Assassination of Winston Churchill (SIGNED COPY)

Colin Smythe, Gerrards Cross
Tall Heavy 8vo. in textured black boards, gilt lettering to spine, 461pp, plates, facsimiles etc., plus loosely inserted 8 page stapled index (pp numbered to 469). Inscribed and signed by author on the printed dedication leaf
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE+ complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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McSweeney's Quarterly Concern - Issue Number 13 (The Comics Issue)

Hamish Hamilton, London
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in gilt embossed black cloth backed patterned boards, 263pp, illustrated in colour and line throughout, complete with two small as new condition booklets loosely inserted and the large folded colour printed sheet as dust jacket (as issued and complete)
NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (very slightly shelf rubbed at bottom corner tips, a little more so at head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Trophy of Conquest - the Musee Napoleon and the Creation of the Louvre

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in bright orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 151pp, bibliography, index, two folding plates at rear (collated complete)
A well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a slightly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Politics Punishment and Populism (Signed Copy)

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 278pp, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author (as David) on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight unmarked copy (hint of tanning or foxing to page-block edges) in an AS NEW complet Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Maso - Arquitectura Publica Durant La Mancomunitat / Public Architecture During the Mancomunita

Fundacio Rafael Maso / Ursula Llibres, Guinness Icerona
Heavy 8vo. in colour printed thick boards, 253pp, illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and Spanish
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Swietlan Kraczyna - Dancing the Labyrinth - Multi- Plate Color Etchings 1975 - 1985

Belforte, Livorno
Tall 4to. in grey boards, 155pp on glossy art paper (some die-cut, some semi-opaque), colour plates, etc. Main text in English with Italian text at rear. No 338 of 999 copies
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (slight tanning or foxing to end-papers) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (edges a little creased, few tiny edge-nicks, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Raw and the Cooked - New Work in Clay in Britain (Barbican, London 8 July - 5 September 1993 / Museum of Modern Art, Oxford 16 January - 10 April 1994 and touring)

Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 96pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Victorian Railways - the Morse Electric Telegraph - A Handbook for Telegraphists

Victorian Railways, Victoria
8vo in dark blue cloth covered boards, printed paper label to front cover, ix + 64pp, electrical diagrams in text, etc. According to ink notes on the front paste-down end-paper and on the verso of the title-page, this copy was issued in 1917 and Melbourne, Australia and subsequently also used at Margate Sands station in Kent, England at. This copy is the first edition of 1916 (the 2nd edition didn't come out until sometime in the 1940's).
VERY GOOD. Covers a little dusty and slightly rubbed, paper label tanned and lightly surface rubbed, internally fine. There are a few pencil markings and notes to the text easily and cleanly erased when tested - but which we have otherwise left intact.
1st editionHardcover
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A Private View

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Extra large square Quarto size (4to) in cream boards, black lettering to spine and front cover. Unpaginated, approx. 48pp, mainly single sided full colour photos by Lichfield of, and taken in, Singapore's Shangri-La Hotel, each with handwritten notes in facsimile by Lichfield. Single semi-opaque printed introductory sheet loosely inserted (as issued). all in a sturdy cream coloured slip-case with printed spine and covers
Covers faintly dusty else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight unmarked copy in a slightly dusty and tanned but otherwise FINE slip-case
1st editionHardcover
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Islands in the Stream

Collins, London
1st printing. 8vo in textured blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, map end-papers, 398pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (slight tanning of foxing to page-block edges) in a very slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Childrens Book of Food Verses

M. Barrows & Company, Boston
Small 4to. in blue cloth with printed paper label to front cover (as issued), 68pp, numerous illustrations in text
An unusually well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy unmarked (covers and pages slightly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Lynn Chadwick - Out of the Shadows - Unseen Sculptures of the 1960s

Pangolin, London
Extra Large 4to. in heavy boards, silver lettering to spine, and front cover, 120pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unmarked and unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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