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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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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
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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)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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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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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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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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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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Salvador Dali - Catalogue Raisonne of Etchings and Mixed-Media Prints 1924 - 1980

Prestel, Munich
Large heavy 4to. in patterned red cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 262pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy ( pages slightly tanned) in a spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (very thin sliver of rub to spine panel ends, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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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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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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Marcel Proust - Selected Letters - Volume Three / Vol 3 - 1910 - 1917

Harper Collins, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. xix + 434pp, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers price sticker to inner flap. An excellent copy of this scarce book
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
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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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
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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

George Allen & Unwin, London
1st printing. 8vo in colour printed boards, 63pp, full page duo-tone plates and decorations by Pauline Baynes
An uncommonly well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked barely read copy (merest hint of shelf rub to top cover corner tips) in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (barely visible sliver of rub to spine panel ends, minute nick and slight rub to rear top flap fold corner tip, hint of tanning or foxing to inner flaps, tiny spot of surface rub to spine panel).
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The Last Galway Hooker (One of 200 signed copies PLUS ALS from author)

Dolmen Press, Dublin
Large Octavo size (8vo) in parchment backed marine green cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, green printed boat design to front cover, 12pp. One of 200 signed copies. PLUS handwritten postcard (of the Ave Maria sailing at Cleggan, Connemara) from Richard Murphy to Montague Shaw (Faber editor and typographer) about sailing together to Clare Island (approx 80 words). The card is signed in full and dated by Murphy 27 June, the franked date is not very clear, but looks to be dated 1967
An AS NEW copy but for a slight ripple to leaves resulting from the postcard having been left loose in the book, and a hint of tanning to leaves. The original plain tissue dust-wrapper is tanned and edge-chipped
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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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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