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Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Portfolio Eight / 8

Fountain Press, Kingston Upon Thames
1st printing. Square Quarto size (4to) in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 160pp, illustrated in colour throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute and barely noticeable nick to bottom edge of front panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Portfolio Nine / 9

Fountain Press, Kingston Upon Thames
1st printing. Square Quarto size (4to) in green faux cloth, silver lettering to spine, 160pp, illustrated in colour throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute crease from mild bumping to bottom corner tip of front cover) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy of the scarce first printing
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Edouard Vuillard

Royal Academy of Arts, London / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / National Gallery of Art, Washington
Thick, very heavy Quarto size (4to) in colour printed card wrappers. 499pp plus 3pp credits at rear, colour plates, chronology, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (single reading crease to spine, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips, very slight crease to bottom edge of rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Mireille Schellhorn - View From A Black Cardboard

Published by the Artist
Artists book. Tall 4to in black cloth, white lettering to front cover, unpaginated, approx. 36pp, mainly colour photos printed on thick stiff paper
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Louis Faurer (Retrospective - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 13 Jan - 14 April 2002 and touring)

Merrell, London / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Very large and heavy Square 4to in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 208pp, finely reproduced photos in colour and b/w, index etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Currency 2 (SIGNED COPY)

Sico Carlier, Brussels
Edition of 1, 000 copies. Large Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated laminated boards, numerous plates and illustrations etc. This copy Signed (with no other inscription) by Sico Carlier on the front blank fly-leaf
NEW unread copy
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Hynek Martinec - Every Minute You Are Closer to Death (Parafin, London 11 September - 11 October 2014) SIGNED COPY

Parafin, London
Square 4to in photo illustrated thick boards, 59pp, plates etc. On of only 500 copies. This copy signed by the artist in pencil on the title-page
NEW copy
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Newgate in Revolution - An Anthology of Radical Prison Literature in the Age of Revolution

Continuum, London & New York
Large 8vo in colour printed thick boards, 202pp, index
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Breathing in the Buddha - A Photographic Exploration of Buddhist Life in Indochina (Signed Limited Edition)

Brigisheye Productions
Limited edition of 500 copies thus. Landscape 4to in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 150pp, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Alan Brigish on the front blank fly-leaf.
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Michelle Stuart - Trace Memory (Paraffin Gallery, London 27 March - 9 May 2015)

Paraffin, London
Extra Large landscape 4to. in stiff card covers, 32pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. One of only 100 copies printed
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Alan British - Eye Contact - Windows on the Soul of India (SIGNED COPY)

British, Vineyard Haven
Landscape 4to in black cloth, 76pp mainly colour photos. Limited Edition (no limitation stated given). This copy inscribed and signed by Alan British on the front blank fly-leaf
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Jason Orton and Ken Worpole - 350 Miles - An Essex Journey

Published by Jason Orton and Ken Worpole
Landscape 4to in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 60pp on stiff art paper with finely printed colour photos. This copy inscribed to a journalist friend and signed by Ken Worpole (as Ken) on the front title-leaf
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight sunning to covers)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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NewVision - Arab Contemporary Art in the 21st Century (alt. spelling New Vision)

Transglobe Publishing / Thames & Hudson, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in grey boards, white lettering to spine and front cover, 288pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Anselm Kiefer - A Villa Medici - Die Frauen (Academia di Francia A Roma)

Edizioni dell'Elefante, Roma
Extra Large 4to. in grey cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 150pp plus appendice, colour plates, etc. Text in Italian
NEW unread copy in NEW colour printed slipcase
1st editionHardcover
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The Watsons - A Fragment (Limited Edition)

Oxford University Press / Clarendon, Oxford
8vo in cream cloth backed grey paper covered boards, printed paper label to spine, 121pp plus extensive notes at rear. Spare paper label tipped in at rear. This is one of 250 copies printed on handmade paper
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (small spot of wear to cover corner tips, spine a little tanned and dusty, contents fine). A nice copy
1st editionHardcover
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Lectures on Sculpture - As Delivered Before the President and Members of the Royal Academy

Bell & Daldy, London
8vo in ornately blind embossed green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 308pp, tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece, plus 52 other full page engraved plates at rear (all called for and this copy collated as complete)
An extremely well preserved about FINE very clean and tight copy (name on verso of front blank fly-leaf, page-block edges tanned). An excellent copy
Hardcover
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The English Radical Imagination - Culture Religion and Revolution 1630 - 1660

Clarendon Press, Oxford
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 219pp, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (small flat crease to top corner tip of one leaf only) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (faintly creased at top flap fold corner tips, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Beyond Reason - Art and Psychosis Works From the Prinzhorn Collection

South Bank Centre / Hayward Gallery, London / University of California Press
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 195pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. For the exhibition of the same name Hayward Gallery, London 5 December 1996 - 23 February 1997
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (single reading crease to spine, (minute speck of shelf rub to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Guido Baselgia - Weltraum (Kunsthaus Zug 14 March - 31 May 2004)

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
1st printing. Extra Large landscape 4to in photo illustrated black cloth backed boards, unpaginated, approx. 104pp on glossy art paper, b/w photos etc. Dual text in English and German .
A well preserved AS NEW unused copy
1st editionHardcover
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Shaping An American Landscape - the Art and Architecture of Charles A Platt

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, University Press of New England, Hanover and London
Large heavy 4to. in dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 199pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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
1st editionHardcover
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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
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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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 removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Ian Mckeever - William Blake's Jerusalem - the Emanation of the Giant Albion (Alan Cristea, London 22 May - 22 June 2002)

Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Extra Large 4to. in grey cloth covered boards, black lettering to spine, 63pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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
Signed copy1st editionDustjacket
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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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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 removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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 removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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