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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
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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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 - Aproil 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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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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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
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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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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
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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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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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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
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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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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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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
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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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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 removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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