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Prampolini - Dal Futurismo All 'Informale (Palazzo Delle Esposizioni 25 Marzo - 25 Maggio 1992)

Commune Di Roma Assessorato Alla Cultura / Carte Segrete, Roma
Large, thick and very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers. 520pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Text in Italian. An extensive review of the pioneering work of Enrico Prampolini (1894-1956), showing hundreds of paintings, drawings, sculptures, posters, scenographic designs etc. from Futurism and Dada to concrete abstraction. Contains a detailed biographical chronology, manifestos, theoretical writings by Prampolini and approx 20 critical essays exploring each phase of the artist's career.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight barely read copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Victor Sira - Fragments (Signed Limited Edition of 25 Copies)

International Center of Photography, New York
Large square 4to in black linen covered boards with dustwrapper, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on fine art paper, mainly singled-sided colour photos by Sira in his 3 series of collages. This is No 16 of a limited signed edition of only 25 copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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The Prince the Showgirl and Me - the Colin Clark Diaries (SIGNED COPY)

Harper Collins, London
8vo in white faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 218pp, plates, index. Filmed twice, once by the BBC and later by Simon Curtis with Eddie Redmayne. This copy signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions) and is from the collection of Charles Spencer Brown who amassed one of the largest UK collections of film books and memorabilia, it has his bookplate to the front paste-down end-paper and the rear blank fly-leaf.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves, very slight faint shelf rub to spine ends) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket. A nice copy
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Old Plans of Oxford, by Agas, Hollar, and Loggan - A Portfolio Containing 15 Plates (Oxford Historical Society XXXVIII)

Oxford Historical Society, Oxford
Elephant Folio (23 x 16 inches / 58 x 40 cm) folder of printed thick card, blue cloth spine and corner pieces, gilt lettering to spine, blue linen interior flaps. Consists of 15 sheets with paper guards - all present, plus contents leaf and sketch map pasted to inner cover (as issued)
Externally Very Good, internally fine. The folder is externally quite soiled but perfectly clean inside and the sheets are completely fine bar the tiniest of creases to the bottom left corner of 4 sheets
1st editionHardcover
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Anthropomorphic Figurines of Predynastic Egypt and Neolithic Crete with Comparative Material From the Prehistoric Near East and Mainland Greece (Royal Anthropological Institute - Occasional Paper No 24)

Andrew Szmild / Royal Anthropological Institute, London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in grey cloth, white design and lettering to spine and front cover, 530pp, numerous illustrations in text, plates section at rear, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (page-block edges faintly tanned) in a dusty and lightly edge-worn but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (small chip to top edge of rear panel, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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To Criticize the Critic and Other Writings (Uncorrected Proof Copy)

Faber & Faber, London
Uncorrected PROOF copy, Octavo size (8vo) in black printed stiff brown paper wrappers, 189pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean, tight unread copy (pages slightly tanned, no other signs of age or wear)
1st editionSoftcover
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Jean Tinguely - A Magic Stronger Than Death (SIGNED COPY)

Bompiani, Milan
Thick, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 384pp, plates in colour and b/w, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. To accompany the retrospective exhibition at Palazzo Grassi, Venice 1987. Text in English throughout. This copy boldly signed and dated (17 VII 87) by Tinguely on the front blank fly-leaf.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (minute bump to spine at bottom rear corner tip, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips)
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Paddington's Garden (SIGNED COPY)

Harper Collins, London
4to in colour printed thick glossy boards, unpaginated, approx. 30pp. First published in 1972, this edition has new illustrations by Lobban. Inscribed and signed by Michael Bond on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and clean and tight copy (cover corner tips very slightly shelf rubbed)
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Small Gods - A Discworld Novel (SIGNED COPY)

Gollancz, London
Large 8vo in light brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 272pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Darren Almond - Second Thoughts (Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito November 16 2013 - February 2 2014)

Kimi Himeno / Akaaka Art Publishing, Kyoto
6 books housed in a stiff card folder with black card wrap-around. 5 books (The Exhibition Catalogue; All Things Pass; Geisterbahn; Less Than Zero, Traction) are all approx 12 x 20 cm and 1 'Sometimes Still' is an approx 10 x 20cm concertina fold book.
AS NEW
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Axis - April 1935 - Number 2 - A Quarterly Review of Contemporary Abstract Painting and Sculpture

Myfanwy Evans, Henley on Thames
4to in thin card printed wrappers, 32pp, illustrates in b/w works by Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, Nicholson, Helion, Moore, Hepworth, Braque and Hans Erni. Plus one loose colour plate on thick stiff paper (Ben Nicholson - Painting - 1935) and lacking the other colour plate (of Picasso - Head - 1926) the colour plates were not sewn in, being either issued loose or tipped-in by hand. This copy includes the order form for Axis No. 3 on blue paper.
Apart from the lost plate this is an extremely well preserved about FINE clean and tight copy (hint of dustiness and tanning to covers, tiny flat crease to top corner tip of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Jean-Michel Basquiat (Serpentine Gallery, London 6 March - 21 April 1996) PLUS Interview booklet

Serpentine Gallery, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 32pp mainly colour plates. PLUS loosely inserted extra large quarto size 8pp insert on stiff glossy art paper being an interview by Ingrid Sischy 'Jean-Michel as told by Fred Braithwaite aka Fab 5 Freddy' (as issued)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Geniuses of War, Weal and Beauty - George Dawe R APinx

Russian Committee of the International Council of Museums, Moscow
Large heavy 4to. in ornately gilt embossed blue cloth backed red cloth covered boards, 271pp on stiff art paper, chronology, bibliography, index etc. Text in English throughout. The first significant monograph on Dawe
NEW unread copy in NEW colour printed cloth covered slipcase
1st editionHardcover
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Whitefriars Glass - James Powell Sons of London

Museum of London, London
Thick, large and heavy 4to in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 398pp on thick art paper, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in a slightly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (almost invisible short closed tear - neatly repaired with archival paper from the verso, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Henry Moore - Mother and Child Etchings

Raymond Spencer, Much Hadam
4to in deep red cloth, black lettering to spine, black embossed sketch by Moore to front cover (repeated in colour on the dust jacket), 109pp on stiff art paper, 42 single page plates. No 474 of 750 hardbound copies. The simultaneous softcover trade edition had only 30 plates and was printed on cheaper paper.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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'Twixt Foyle and Swilly - Panorama of Ireland's Wonderful Peninsula - A Guide Book and Conspectus of Information Relating to the Barony of Inishowen, County Donegal

Hodges Figgis & Co, Dublin
1st printing. 8vo in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 147pp, frontispiece, full page plates, numerous illustrations in text, maps including one folding map at rear, index etc. (collated complete)
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (small neat ink name on fly-leaf - dated 1949, end-papers and page-block edges very slightly tanned, otherwise all very clean and bright) in a slightly dusty VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (just a very little rubbed and nicked at spine panel ends and flap fold corner tips, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni - the Situationist International (1957-1972) (Centraal Museum, Utrecht December 14 2006 - March 11 2007 and touring)

Jrp Ringier, Zurich / Museum Tinguely, Basel
Extra Large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 257pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, list of works at rear, etc. Text in English throughout
A well preserved NEW unread and unmarked copy. An excellent copy of the scarce English edition
1st editionSoftcover
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Proceedings of the First International Workshop on the Identification of Dark Matter (Sheffield 8 - 11 September 1996)

World Scientific, Singapore
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in black faux leather, gilt lettering to spine, 618pp, diagrams, tables etc in text
An almost AS NEW copy (mild bump to top edge of front cover, page-block edges faintly dusty) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (barely visible short closed tear to bottom corner tip of front flap fold, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Gazette des Beaux- Arts - Courrier Europeen de l'Art et de la Curiosite - Tome XXIII / Vol / Volume 23 - Juillet - Decembre 1867

Gazette des Beaux- Arts, Paris
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in later blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 592pp plus approx. 90pp of adverts at rear. Complete, all hors-texte plates present, including Lord Leighton's 'Pastorale''
Spine and page-block edges a little dusty, pages slightly tanned else FINE, an otherwise well preserved, clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Sugar Ray Robinson

Greenburg, New York
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in tan cloth, dark brown lettering to spine and boxing glove design to front cover, 119pp, photos in text, etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (few tiny specks of rub to cloth over the spine front hinge, minute crease to cloth at the bottom corner tip of front cover, pages very slightly tanned). An excellent copy of this very scarce book
1st editionHardcover
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Andy Sewell - the Heath (Signed Limited Edition)

Published by the Photographer, London
Large landscape 4to. in blind embossed green cloth (blind embossed with a map of north London centred on Hampstead Heath), white lettering to spine and front cover, approx. 40 full page colour photos all beautifully printed on one side of heavy stock art paper. One of only 800 copies printed, this copy is signed by Sewell on the title-page
NEW copy
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Switzerland Illustrated in A Series of Views Taken Expressly for this Work by W H Bartlett Esq (2 Volumes Complete)

George Virtue, London
Matching volumes bound in full dark blue leather, gilt lettering and decoration to spines and front covers, all page-block edges gilt, marbled end-papers, engraved title-pages. 188pp, folding map and 57 full page steel engraved plates. Vol 2 152pp, 49 full page steel engraved plates (106 plates in all, all with tissue guards, all called for and this set collated complete)
Cover corners and spine ends moderately worn and rubbed, title-page to both volumes a moderately edge-nicked and rubbed, some very mild scattered foxing to leaves, worming to outer tip of fore-edge of 2 plates only and otherwise a VERY GOOD set still sturdily bound
1st editionHardcover
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Catalogue of Important Chinese Ceramics - Property of Mrs Alfred Clark ..... Sung Wares (and) ..... Later Porcelain (Sotheby's, London 25 March 1975 Auction Catalogue )

Sotheby's, London
4to in boards. 132pp on stiff glossy art paper, 144 lots, all or most illustrated in colour and b/w
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight unmarked copy (hint of tanning to edges, slight surface scratch to front cover)
1st editionHardcover
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Rotella - Decollages 1954 - 1964 (Galleria Marconi, Milan November 1986)

Electa, Milano
Large heavy 4to. in black boards, white lettering to spine, 157pp on thick, stiff art paper, mainly colour plates, etc. Published in a very small edition of about 250 copies to coincide with the Galleria Marconi exhibition of the same title
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in a dusty and mildly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (repaired tear to top edge of front panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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F N Souza (Gallery One, London 1957)

Gallery One, London
Octavo size (8vo) in light pink printed card covers. 20pp, mainly plates
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (small mild crease to bottom front corner)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Guy Taplin - Birds of Creation (SIGNED COPY)

Csaky Art, Sonning- On- Thames
Large heavy 4to. in silver embossed tan patterned linen covered boards, 252pp on glossy art paper, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Inscribed by Taplin with a small sketch of a boat, signed by him (as Guy) on the title-page.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy of scarce first significant monograph on Taplin
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Wittgenstein, Frege and the Vienna Circle

Basil Blackwell, Oxford
8vo in blue boards, silver lettering to spine, 274pp, index
A pristine NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Die Keramik Von Augusta Raurica - Typogologie und Chronologie (Forschungen in Augst 52)

Museum Augusta Raurica
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 479pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. PLUS Large 4to colour printed card folder with 12 large folding sheets (all called for and complete). Both are housed in a colour printed thin card slip-case. Text in German
A NEW unread and unmarked set but for tiny slight crease from bumping to bottom cover corner tips of the hardback book.
1st editionHardcover
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Geometrie Der Figur - Luca Cambiaso und die Moderne Kunst

Museums Und Kunstverein Osnabruck
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 224pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in German
NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionHardcover
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Modern Painters - 5 volumes complete

George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington
Large paper second edition in complete form (Quarto size (4to)). Five volumes complete (the index volume, numbered volume VI, was issued separately), uniformly bound in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine: All plates and tissue guards present as called for
FINE, an extremely well preserved and very clean and tight set (some leaves unopened, name on blank fly-leaf of volume one only, slight tanning to end-leaves and page-block edges, top edges slightly dusty)
Hardcover
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