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Annabel's - 44 Berkeley Square 1963 - 2018 (Christie's, London Auction Catalogue - 20 November 2018)

Christie's, London
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 191pp on glossy art paper, 269 lots all or most illustrated in colour, index at rea
AS NEW, a very clean and tight unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Charles A Greenfield Collection of Japanese Lacquer (Eskenazi, London 20 November - 7 December 1990)

Eskenazi, London
Large heavy 4to. in gilt embossed grey cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. 245pp on thick art paper, 141 items all fully described and illustrated in colour, artist index and thumbnail signatures at rear. Introductory texts in English and Mandarin, descriptions in English with short captions in Mandarin
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of tanning to rear panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Dadamaino 1930 - 2004 (Galeria Gruppo Credito Valtellinese, Milano 31 Maggio - 29 Giugno 2013)

Fondazione Gruppo Credito Valtellinese, Milano
Large landscape 4to. in thick photo illustrated boards, 119pp, plates etc. Text in Italian
NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionHardcover
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Winston S Churchill - Vol 5 / Volume V 1922 - 1939

Heinemann, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 1167pp, plates, index etc. In the scarcer plain printed brown Dust Jacket
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked and barely read copy in a mildly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Chandos (2 Volumes Complete)

Tauchnitz, Leipzig (Copyright Edition)
1st Edition and 1st printing thus. Small Octavo size (8vo), both volumes bound in matching 3/4 glazed brown leather with dark olive buckram boards, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, 398pp and 352pp
FINE, an extremely well preserved and very clean and tight set in attractive bindings (small speck of very slight wear to bottom cover corner tips, mild foxing to end-leaves)
1st editionHardcover
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John Grome (Galeria La Gradiva, Roma 5 - 21 Novembre 1985) SIGNED COPY

Galeria La Gradiva, Roma
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 52pp, plates etc. Text in Italian. This copy inscribed and signed by the artist 'Much love / from / John' on the title-page
A well preserved VERY GOOD+, clean and tight copy (front cover very creased with a tiny scuff to the bottom corner tip)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Day Four # 3 - Home is Where

Day Four, London
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 120pp, illustrated in colour throughout. Arty journal cum Exhibition catalogue ('Home is Where .. - The Exhibition ' (sic) was at Home Bar, London July 1 - 31 2004). This is copy numbered 100 of 150 printed
VERY GOOD (spine lightly edge-rubbed, mild small rubbed crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Ana Tzarev - Exposed (Saatchi Gallery, London 18 May - 16 June 2012)

Saatchi Gallery, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in black cloth with pasted paper label to front cover and thin paper strip to spine (as issued), 116pp mainly colour reproductions of Tzarev's flower paintings
AS NEW (covers very faintly shelf rubbed)
1st editionHardcover
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The Open Circle - Peter Brook's Theatre Environments

Faber & Faber, London
Heavy, large 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 262pp, plates in colour and b/w, bibliography, index etc. Publishers' press release loosely inserted
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Lovers and Others Strangers - Paintings by Jack Vettriano

Pavilion Books, London
1st printing. Large heavy 4to. in textured black boards, 160pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Prafulla Mohanti - Paintings (SIGNED COPY)

Pimlico Books, London / Dhoominal Art Centre, New Delhi / Nilofer Bilimoria, Mumbai
4to in colour printed textured boards, 68pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Prafulla Mohanti on the title-page with a small ink drawing replicating one of the symbols shown full page in the book
Almost AS NEW (slight faint bump to head of spine)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Repetition - Jaime Gili

Booksfromthefuture, London
1st printing. 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 81pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. No 121 of 500 hand numbered copies
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Peter Doig (Tate Britain, London 5 February - 27 April 2008 and touring)

Tate Publishing, London
1st printing. Thick 4to in blue cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 160pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc.
NEW unread and unmarked copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Perdition - A Play in Two Acts

Ithaca Press, London (Jerusalem studies series 13)
Correct (and very elusive) first printing and 1st issue. Large Octavo size (8vo) Paperback. 152pp with the excised pp 61 to 64, 77 to 78, 119 to 120 and 151 to 152 tipped in (done by hand by the publishers following the threat of legal action). Aside from the script, contains documents, letters etc relating to the cancellation of the Ken Loach Royal Court production and the Israeli libel action of 1953 on which the play is based. A subsequent printing restored some of the cuts (not all) and included additional press reportage.
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (mild faintish curve to page-block from poor storage)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Marciano Baptista 1826 - 1896 - Artist of the China Coast (Martyn Gregory - Catalog 55 - Exhibited 25 - 28 May 1990)

Martyn Gregory Gallery, London & Hong Kong
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 62pp, plates in colour and b/w, bibliography etc
An AS NEW unused copy (some very faint tanning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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Denis Wohler - Work and Body

Eigenverlag, Munchen
Folio size in glossy card covers. 96pp on heavy art paper
FINE, a very clean and tight copy, still very close to new
1st editionSoftcover
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Walker Evans and Company

Museum of Modern Art / Harry N. Abrams, New York
1st printing. Thick, very heavy 4to in black cloth, yellow lettering to spine, 271pp, many finely reproduced photos, etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy of the elusive first edition, first printing
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Iliria Band V (Volume 5) Premier Colloque des Etudes Illyriennes (Tirana 15-20 Septembre 1972)

Academie des Sciences de la R P d'Albanie, Tirana
Quarto size (4to). 319pp, plates etc. Text in French
A very clean and tight FINE barely read copy in a slightly edge-chipped and dusty but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Barco Rabelo - Um Retrato de Familia (The Rabelo Boat)

Calem, Porto
Tall Quarto size (4to). in gilt embossed black linen covered boards gilt lettering to spine, 127pp, maps, facsimiles, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography etc. Text in Portuguese, French, and English
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Shozo Uchii 1968 - 1985

Shozo Uchii, Tokyo
1st Edition quarto size (4to) in glossy card self-wraps. 100pp, plates, plans etc. Text in Japanese and English
FINE, a very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (some very light shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Weltausstellung Brussel 1958 - Deutschland (Expo 58 Aka Brussels World's Fair- Brusselse Wereldtentoonstelling - Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles)

Bagel, Dusseldorf
Square quarto size (4to) in decoratively printed tan cloth. Published at the end of Expo '58, and illustrates the German Pavilions, buildings, gardens and exhibits. Approx 30pp text and plans plus 146pp b/w plates. Loosely inserted single leaf typed note on headed paper from Walter Rossow (who designed the gardens) and signed by him (as Walter)
A well preserved, very clean and tight FINE copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (single short closed tear to top corner of front panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). Uncommon
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Gilbert & George Moscow Exhibition (Russian Text)

New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
1st printing. Large landscape Folio size in colour printed glossy card covers. 121pp, colour plates, brief text and catalogue in Russian.
AS almost NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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David Nash - Sculpture 1971 - 90 (SIGNED COPY)

Serpentine Gallery, London
Large Quarto size (4to) in glossy card covers with photo illustrated stiff card wrapper. 62pp, plates in colour and b/w etc. Signed by David Nash on fly-leaf and dated by him June 1990, no other inscription
Almost AS NEW (hint of shelf-rub to cover bottom edges) in an almost AS NEW wrapper
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Musu Laikmets (Signed by artist Arta Dumpe)

Izdevnieciba, Riga
Quarto size (4to). in cream linen covers. Unpaginated, approx. 160pp plates in colour and b/w of 20th century Socialist Realist painting and sculpture by various artists, brief texts in English, Russian, German, French and Latvian. This copy signed twice by sculptor Arta Dumpe, once with a short inscription on the fly-leaf and again adjacent to full page photo of his sculpture 'Miera Lapa'
A FINE copy in a lightly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (small chip at head of spine panel and short closed tear to rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Tenants of Dirt Street

MacGibbon and Kee, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo), 233pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Children of Albion Rovers (Complete 1st printing / 1st issue, proof copy)

Rebel Inc, Edinburgh
1st printing. Publisher's uncorrected proof copy in stiff glossy card covers. 228pp. Relatively few copies had actually reached the shops (and those mainly in Edinburgh) before legal action forced its withdrawal all all unsold copies were shredded. The expurgated second issue was released a few weeks later.
An AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Roots

Hutchinson, London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). 688pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (pages faintly tanned) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute barely visible nick to rear fold, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Media Mob (Signed Copy)

Collins, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in illustrated glossy card covers. 112pp, index. Errata slip on verso of half title leaf. Inscribed copy signed by both George Melly and Barry Fantoni on title-page
An almost AS NEW copy (minute bump to head of spine at rear tip, tiny speck of rub to front cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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New Contemporaries 1981 (Institute of Contemporary Arts, 21 February - 8 March 1981)

ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 50pp, 125 works illustrated, ads at rear, printed note re Jane Barker installation loosely inserted
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (small spot of mild soil to front cover, bottom corner tip of rear cover flat creased mirrored on the last three leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Festival of Britain - The South Bank Exhibition, London - A Guide to the Story it Tells

H M Stationery Office, London
Sewn Quarto size (4to) in colour printed thin card wraps. 64pp advert leaves at front and rear, 96pp main text with coloured maps, plates and illustrations in text etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few tiny specks of shelf rub to cover edges, faint sunning to spine margin, hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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