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Banksy - Wall and Piece (1st edition 1st printing)

Century, London
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in illustrated thick boards, 238pp, mainly colour plates. First edition first printing (complete number line 1 - 10)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy . An excellent copy of the highly elusive first printing
1st editionHardcover
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The Spectator - Volume the First to Volume the Eighth (8 Vols Complete)

Payne, Rivington, Davis, Longman, Dodsley ..... Macqueen, & Newbury, London
All 8 volumes bound in contemporary full tree calf, gilt edging to all covers, marbled end-papers, each with engraved frontispiece and index at rear.
All volumes with thin sliver of wear to spine ends and very mildly worn cover corner tips, most gilt printed black spine labels lost but remaining blind embossed spine lettering is clear. Aside from this all volumes are in fine condition, pages still very clean and tight, binding very firm. A nice set
Hardcover
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Resende - Sinais no Espaco e no Tempo - Signs Through Time and Space (Hardcover signed limited edition) (Julio)

Bial, Portugal
Large Square Quarto size (4to) in thick linen covered boards, 73pp mainly full page colour plates with notes by the artist in both Portugese and English. Number 18 of a signed limited edition of 100 copies (produced in tandem with an ordinary edition in boards)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Foster and Partners - Palacio de Congressos de Valencia - Valencia Congress Centre

Aumsa / Foster and Partners
Folio size. 104pp, plates in colour and b/w, plans, sketches etc. Dual English and Spanish text. This book had a very small printing and is now very scarce.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Rachel Whiteread - With Music for Torching (Signed Limited Edition)

Anthony d'Offay, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in patterned cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, plates in colour and b/w, etc. One of 100 copies signed by both Whiteread and Homes on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Antony Gormley - Making Space (SIGNED COPY)

Hand Books (no place stated)
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 207pp, colour plates (some foldout), etc. Signed and dated 3.2.5 by Gormley of the 2nd blank end-paper
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Inner Circle - illustrated by F N Souza

Macmillan, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, silver lettering to spine (not stated, but to a circle design motif by Souza matching his lettering to wrapper). 185pp, frontispiece plus 26 other full page line illustrations by Indian abstract artist F N Souza illustrating the Polish poet and novelist's offbeat futurist narrative. The wrapper has a full colour front panel designed by Souza. This book had a very small hardcover printing. There was a smaller format softcover published in 1968, this is also scarce as sales were poor and many copies were pulped
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (thin sliver of very slight tanning to cover edges) in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (slightly dusty and tanned, tiny closed tear to top edge of rear panel with associated crease, looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Gazette des Beaux-Arts - Courrier Europeen de l'Art et de la Curiosite - Tome XXIV / Vol / Volume 24 Janvier - Juin 1868

Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in later blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 616pp plus approx. 90pp of adverts at rear. Complete, all hors-texte plates present, including Goya's 'L'Amour et la Mort'
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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Mao Yan in Dufftown (SIGNED COPY) alt. spelling MaoYan

Shangart Gallery, Shanghai
Tall Quarto size (4to) in grey cloth, blue lettering to spine, tipped-on colour plate to front cover (as issued), 77pp, plates etc. Inscribed and signed by MaoYan on the 2nd fly leaf
Almost AS NEW (slight surface rub to rear cover)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Scar Strangled Banger (SIGNED COPY)

Harrap, London
1st printing. Large 4to. Approx. 150pp (unpaginated), plates in colour and b/w. Inscribed and signed in thick splashy silver paint by Steadman over the title page and facing leaf ('Gamma - From Ralph Steadman 20.11.87')
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in a FINE Dust Jacket (tiny chip and faint tanning to top edge of front panel, looks almost new in its protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Rachel Whiteread - With Music for Torching (Signed Limited Edition)

Anthony d'Offay, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in patterned cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, plates in colour and b/w, etc. One of 100 copies signed by both Whiteread and Homes on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Basilika - Sv. Jiri Na Prazskem Hrade / St Georges Basilica At Prague Castle (Signed Limited Edition with Signed Print)

Prague Castle Administration / Lars Muller, Baden
Large 4to. in boards, unpaginated, approx. 100pp on stiff art paper, mainly full page photos in b/w of the castle done by Jan Jedlicka for the exhibition in the Old Royal Palace July 15 - September 9 1997. Dual text in English and Czech . This is number 26 of 50 copies numbered and signed by Jedlicka and with a photo-engraving processed by him (also signed and numbered 26 of 50) in a tissue folder in a rear pocket.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in FINE Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Landon Metz - Painter Painting Surface (Artists Book)

Art Direction Publishing / Vimmerby Rinkerby
Large 4to. (31cm x 24cm) in colour printed covers, 10 interior colour printed leaves all on stiff art paper (offset printed 'Arctic' paper) pencilled no.32 / 250 copies made. PLUS 1 loose leaf printed in grey tone on thinner proofing type paper
AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Quatuors Pour 2 Violons Alto et Violoncello par Louis van Beethoven (sic) String Quartets 1 - 9 - Op. 18 No1 1 to 6 and Op 59 No 1 to 3)

Mayence Chez les Fils de B Schott, Bruxelles, Londres, Paris, Leipzig etc
Volume one complete, 4to in later red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contains main title leaf, contents leaf, all nine quartets with own title-page and paginated separately. The printing, from engraved plates, is very sharp throughout, suggesting this is a first or very early printing (engraved plates wore down with use and later printings would become noticeably fuzzy)
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (page-block edges a little tanned, 4 leaves only affected by very mild foxing). A nice copy
Hardcover
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The Man with the Golden Gun

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. 8vo in plain black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 221pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (priced 18s net) (top edges of inner flaps very slightly tanned, faint crease and two minute nicks to head of spine panel, barely visible short closed tear to top edge of front panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A nice copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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
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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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Draft 004 Autumn 2006 (with Julian Opie lenticular covers)

Draft Magazine, London
Large 4to. in lenticular plastic covers (front and rear images by Julian Opie) and plastic spine, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on various types of paper, folding colour plates, etc. Numbered 234 of 1,000 copies made, now uncommon and rarely seen in new condition.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Civilization and Ethics - the Philosophy of Civilization - Part II (SIGNED COPY)

A & C Black, London
The Dale Memorial Lectures, 1922. 8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 287pp, index. Inscribed, dated and signed in ink by Albert Schweitzer at the head of the title-page. There is an additional inscription in pencil below it and some pencil annotations to the first 4 pages of text only.
VERY GOOD, a clean copy (spine outer hinges appear to have been partly split and neatly repaired)
Signed copyHardcover
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The Great Heritages of Chinese Art - Illustrative Plates (Sets 1 to 12 Complete in Two Volumes) Dual English & Mandarin Text

Shanghai Publishing Company, Shanghai
Originally published in 12 sets of loose folios, this edition is complete with all 12 sets published as a two book set. Both matching volumes are large Folio in blue cloth, with gilt embossed calligraphic titles to spines and front cover by Wang Jiyuan (1893-1975), unpaginated, approx. 320 pages in all printed on thick art paper, mainly single sided b/w plates and tipped in colour plates, with full English and Chinese descriptive notes for all the plates, brief introductory text for each volume in Chinese only. These two volumes are complete as issued, containing sets 1 to 12 of the illustrative plates.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight set in not far from new condition (page-block edges very slightly tanned) housed in the original thick card slip-cases which are a little worn and neatly repaired in places, the original plain brown dust-wrappers are present though with chipping and tears to the spine panels.
HardcoverDustjacket
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No Love Lost - Blue Paintings (SIGNED COPY) Wallace Collection, London 14 October 2009 - 24 January 2010

Other Criteria, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards, 66 leaves, colour plates (3 folding). This copy signed by Hirst in black ink on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Shipping Forecast (SIGNED COPY)

Zelda Cheatle Press / Network Photographers, London
Large 4to. in black cloth, blue lettering to spine, 66pp on thick art paper, mainly very finely printed full page b/w photos. This copy signed by Mark Power opposite the colophon leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in a faintly creased but otherwise FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (minute nick to bottom edge of rear panel, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy of the rare first edition
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Het Boek Van PTT

PTT (Posterijen Telegrafie en Telefonie), Leiden
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in colour printed wrappers. 49pp
VERY GOOD - A well preserved, clean and tight copy (mild surface scuff to spine margin of rear cover, tiny chips to paper spine tips, covers a little tanned, fore-edge corner tips slightly rounded, internally extremely clean, tight and unmarked)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Margate Exodus (Limited Edition portfolio of photos)

Artangel / Company of Angels, London
Black and red printed thick plastic folder (approx 7 x 5 inches) with 21 colour photos each in a clear plastic pocket, index card and signed limitation card at rear. The Margate Exodus is a re-telling of the Book of Exodus, commissioned by Artangel, written and directed by Penny Woolcock and filmed in Margate all on one day in September 2006. This portfolio of photographs were taken during the filming by Thierry Bal (14), Antony Gormley (2), Phil Fisk (4) and Gautier Deblonde (1). This is number 101 of only 250 copies made and signed by Penny Woolcock
AS NEW
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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The History Boys (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in black boards, white lettering to spine, 109pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (flat crease to rear inner flap, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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E Printz

Editions Du Regard, Paris
Large heavy 4to. in blind embossed thick black boards, 304pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, plans, bibliography etc. Dual text in French and English
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE Dust Jacket (faintly creased at head of spine panel, looks new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Christopher Croft - paintings + drawings (One of 100 copies with an original etching)

Autoren Galerie 1, Munich
Published to coincide with the exhibition at Autoren Galerie 13 September 12 October 1991. Square 4to in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 48pp on glossy art paper. No 54 of 100 signed copies with an original etching (numbered and signed by the artist in pencil. Image approx 14 x 15 cm on paper 21 x 21 cm) loosely inserted, as issued. Text in English and German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW stiff card glossy Dust Jacket - the etching is in mint condition
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Decoration in Egyptian Tombs of the Old Kingdom - Studies in Orientation and Scene Content

KPI / Keegan Paul International, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 596pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc plus 28pp b/w plates at rear
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a FINE Dust Jacket but for a thin sliver of rub and wear to head of spine panel (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (covers slightly faded and a little rubbed on the spine, title-page irregularly tanned (due to sheet of paper left between pages), page-block edges a little dusty and slightly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Economy of Vegetation - by A Fellow of the Linnean Society

Relfe & Fletcher, London
8vo in an expertly restored contemporary plain green cloth binding, gilt lettering to spine, 175pp, 2 full page plates at rear, illustrations in text, this copy without the sometimes coloured decorative title-page, but otherwise complete
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (end-leaves and plates tanned, contemporary ink name on title-page, cloth spine almost invisibly repaired at spine ends)
1st editionHardcover
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