This form will search our rare books only. To search all books, try the form on the homepage.

If you enter two or more words in this box, the search will look for both words, but not necessarily in the order you enter. Don't worry about upper and lower case. The search ignores words of less than three letters, such as initials like the "H" and "G" in "H. G. Wells".

To look for part of a word, use the wildcard * - for example, lon* will find "London" and "Longfellow". If you want to exclude a word from your search, put a minus sign in front of it: -pirates bucc* will find buccaneers, but not pirates.


This form will search our rare books only. To search all books, try the form on the homepage.

You can make a very specific search using this form: keep your search broad enough to find what you are looking for! If you enter two or more words in the Author, Title, Publisher or Keywords fields we'll look for all of them, though not necessarily in the order you enter them.

Where a book has more than one ISBN we use the British ISBN; and we also tend to use the 10-digit ISBN instead of the 13-digit one.

You don't need to worry about upper and lower case in this search. The search ignores words of less than three letters, such as initials like the "H" and "G" in "H. G. Wells". You can use the wildcard * in this form to look for parts of words - lon* will find "London" and "Longfellow". If you want to exclude a word from your search, put a minus sign in front of it: -pirates bucc* will find buccaneers, but not pirates.

Rare Books

‹ First<1 2 ... 234 ... 260 261 > Last ›

Scythians and Greeks - A Survey of Ancient History and Archaeology on the North Coast of the Euxine From the Danube to the Caucasus

Cambridge At the University Press
Thick and very heavy 4to in navy cloth gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, xl + 720pp, map end-papers, plates and illustrations in text, maps etc (some folding), index etc
A well preserved VERY GOOD clean and tight copy (name on front blank paste-down end-paper, pages slightly tanned, spine slightly faded, bottom edge of spine slightly rubbed, 2 minute nicks to head of spine)
1st editionHardcover
Buy this book
£323.00
UK mail: £7.95
European airmail: £37.65
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £48.50

The Rococo Interior - Decoration and Social Spaces in Early Eighteenth-Century Paris

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Thick, heavy 4to. in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 342pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny crease to bottom corner tip of front cover from mild bumping) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (tiny tears to head of spine panel - neatly repaired from verso and now barely noticeable, wrapper looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£318.00
UK mail: £7.95
European airmail: £22.99
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £28.40

Tallis's History and Description of the Crystal Palace and the Exhibition of the Worlds Industry in 1851 (3 Volumes Bound in 1)

John Tallis / London Printing and Publishing Company, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in red leather backed marbled boards with leather corner pieces (i.e. a half leather binding). This copy has a coloured title-page followed by plain title-page, 2pp intro., 4pp contents to Vol 1 followed by 155 steel engraved plates - one or two per leaf. The full text of Vol 1, and 2 and 3 follows, each with title page and contents lists bound in. This book was originally issued in parts (about 18 in all, 6 per volume). It is not known how many plates were actually printed, but it is known to be many fewer than the contents lists mention, and few if any copies have the complete set of those that were printed.
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (small repaired split near head of spine, inner hinges strengthened or repaired with paper tape, some very mild tanning to plate edges)
1st editionHardcover
Buy this book
£318.00
UK mail: £7.95
European airmail: £24.07
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £31.89

William Johnstone (Signed Copy)

Privately Published by the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London
Extra tall Elephant Folio size (44 x 28 cms / 17.5 x 11 inches) in black cloth with a white design by Johnstone to head of the front cover. Unpaginated, approx. 24pp, portrait photo frontispiece by Robert Sowers, 2 tipped in colour plates and 4 full page b/w plates, all with tissue guards; Ehrenzweig's text (published in an abridged form in The Studio of May 1959 as 'William Johnstone, Artist and Art Educator') is accompanied by 27 b/w plates with red printed captions and small sketches by Johnstone at the head of each page. Errata leaf tipped in at rear. This copy is signed in black ink by William Johnstone on the front blank fly-leaf PLUS loosely inserted a full colour print on stiff glossy card (approx 11 x 8 inches / 28 x 20 cms) with the printed caption 'With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year / Mr and Mrs William Johnstone' and their London address
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (very slight nicking to cloth at spine ends, front end-papers repaired or strengthened by matching paper tape along centrefold)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
Buy this book
£313.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £18.40
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £23.10

America

George Routledge, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in red cloth, black lettering to spine, xii + 300pp, 4pp publishers ads at rear
FINE, an exceptionally well preserved and very clean and tight un- or barely read copy (minute speck of shelf rub to spine ends, top edge of page block a little dusty, pages faintly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
Buy this book
£313.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £14.95
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £20.20

Nicolai Fechin

Filatov Family Art Fund / Unicorn Press, London
Large, very heavy 4to in burgundy faux cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 298pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
NEW unmarked copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£313.00
UK mail: £7.95
European airmail: £24.07
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £31.89

The Road to Reality - A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Very thick and heavy 8vo in black boards, gilt lettering to spine, 1094pp, index etc
A well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£313.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £21.77
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £26.63

Ryan McGinley (SIGNED COPY)

Flasher Factory, New York
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in pale blue stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 70pp, colour plates, etc. Published to accompany McGinley's exhibition at MoMA P.S.1. This copy has been signed by Ryan McGinley and Kathy Grayson on the title-page (no other inscription)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
Buy this book
£308.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £14.95
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £20.20

Raymond Depardon - San Clemente (Collection Photo Copies)

Centre National de la Photographie, Paris
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 100pp mainly full page photos, brief text in French
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (cover edges tanned - minute speck of rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
Buy this book
£308.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £14.95
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £20.20

Chen Chi Kwan - Paintings 1940 - 1980 (SIGNED COPY)

Ho Kung-shang / Art Book Co, Taipei
Large square 4to in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 128pp on stiff art paper, plates in colour (the paintings) and b/w (the ink drawings), list of seals, etc. Inscribed signed and dated (1985) by the Taiwanese artist and architect Chen Chi Kwan on the blank facing page after the title-page. Books signed by him are rare.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (top edge of page block slightly tanned or foxed) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£303.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £14.95
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £20.20

Sophie Elson - The City and the Plains

Published by the Artist
Handmade artists book. Landscape Quarto size (4to) (28 cm x 21 cm approx) in monoprinted die-cut stiff card covers. The book was made using lithography, monoprints and etchings in a signed edition of 10 of which this is number 5. Comprises six handstitched leaves of thick cartridge paper each with a 10cm x 10cm colour print. 'A book exploring the poetic beauty of the pampas plains and the relationship between the loss of this land, and arrival of the cities, and the loss of gaucho culture' (from The British Art Centre notes)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
Buy this book
£288.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £14.95
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £20.20

Collaborations - Andy Warhol Jean Michel Basquiat (David Grob / Mayor Gallery, London 21 November 1988 - 21 January 1989)

David Grob / Mayor Gallery, London
Large landscape 4to. in illustrated stiff card covers (to a design specially done by Warhol based on a detail from one of the exhibited paintings), unpaginated, 44pp on stiff paper. This is the first printing of the Haring text and has 17 single-sided full page colour plates
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves). An uncommonly nice copy of this very elusive catalogue
1st editionSoftcover
Buy this book
£285.00
UK mail: £3.20
European airmail: £11.06
International surface: £9.22
International airmail: £13.96

Eudora Welty - Photographs (SIGNED COPY)

University Press of Mississippi, Jackson & London
Heavy square 4to in red cloth, silver lettering to spine, xxviii (text) + 226 finely printed b/w photos. Inscribed and signed by Eudora Welty on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (hint of foxing or tanning to top edge of page block) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£283.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £19.95
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £24.65

Le Tournoi de Vauplassan (one of 24 copies on chine)

Boivin et Cie, Paris
8vo in fine half brown Morocco leather, ornate gilt embossed decorative spine with raised bands, gilt ruled spine and corner panel, dark green marble paper covered boards, brown marbled end-papers, top edge gilt, original wrappers and spine bound in. 334pp, text in French. From a total edition of 1301 copies, this is No. 21, of the copies numbered 17 - 51, on Chinese paper (papier chine) with an extra suite of all the illustrations also printed on Chinese paper
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (spine very slightly faded). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
Buy this book
£283.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £16.95
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £21.60

Matthew Barney - Pace Car for the Hubris Pill (SIGNED COPY)

Museum Boymans-van Beuningen. Rotterdam
92pp in card covers, plates in colour and b/w, some folding. Text in Dutch and English. In the original silver embossed plastic sleeve. Signed (with no other inscription) by Barney on the title-page
AS NEW in an AS NEW plastic sleeve
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£278.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £14.95
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £20.20

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
Buy this book
£278.00
UK mail: £7.95
European airmail: £25.97
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £33.80

The Road to Reality - A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Very thick and heavy 8vo in black boards, gilt lettering to spine, 1094pp, index etc
A well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked and clearly unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves, spine tips very slightly pushed) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faintly creased along very top edge, looks new in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£275.00
UK mail: £6.52
European airmail: £19.06
International surface: £15.89
International airmail: £25.21

Roberto Ferri - Oltre I Sensi - Beyond the Senses (Italian Cultural Institute, London 19 March - 19 April 2009 and touring)

Skira, Milano
Heavy Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 141pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates (some folding), etc. Dual text in English and Italian
NEW unread and unmarked copy. An excellent copy of this highly elusive monograph
1st editionSoftcover
Buy this book
£273.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £16.95
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £21.60

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
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£273.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £16.95
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £21.60

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
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£273.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £14.95
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £20.20

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)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
Buy this book
£268.00
UK mail: £7.95
European airmail: £24.38
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £30.15

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
Buy this book
£268.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £21.77
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £26.63

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.
An AS NEW unmarked set
1st editionSoftcover
Buy this book
£263.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £18.40
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £23.10

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
Buy this book
£263.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £14.95
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £20.20

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)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
Buy this book
£263.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £14.95
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £20.20

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)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£263.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £14.95
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £20.20

The Mirror and the Light (SIGNED COPY)

Fourth Estate, London
1st printing, 1st issue. Thick, very heavy 8vo in bright blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 883pp. One of the publishers' limited edition first issue copies, signed by Mantel on the 2nd fly-leaf preceding the half title leaf.
NEW unread and unmarked copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
Buy this book
£263.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £21.77
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £26.63

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
Buy this book
£263.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £14.95
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £20.20

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
Buy this book
£258.00
UK mail: £7.95
European airmail: £24.07
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £31.89

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
Buy this book
£253.00
UK mail: £4.95
European airmail: £21.77
International surface: £0.00
International airmail: £26.63

United States Change country

< Book details
Check out
Shipping:
Total:

One moment please... waiting for PayPal.

We're just contacting PayPal to start the transaction.

‹ First<1 2 ... 234 ... 260 261 > Last ›