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John Keane - Back to Fundamentals (SIGNED COPY)

Flowers East, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card covers, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by John Keane on the title-page
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Jackie Collins - A Life in Chapters (Bonhams Los Angeles, Auction Catalogue 16 and 17 May 2017)

Bonhams, Los Angeles
Thick, very heavy 4to IN photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 304pp on glossy art paper, plus index etc. 684 lots all or most illustrated in colour.
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1st editionSoftcover
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Robert Morris (Tate Gallery, London 28 April - 6 June 1971)

Tate Gallery, London
Landscape 4to in blind embossed thick card with cream cloth spine, black lettering to spine, 128pp on thick art paper, plates, folding catalogue and exhibition plan in pocket at rear (as issued). This landmark exhibition was famously cut short after just 4 days following damage to visitors and the exhibits from 'over-zealous' climbing. This is one of the catalogues that were marked up with a note on the front blank fly-leaf asking visitors to refrain from climbing on one of the exhibits. This marking up was probably done by Morris himself on the last day of the exhibition as one of a number of, alas fruitless, tactics to avoid closure. The exhibition was re-staged in 2009 in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall with exhibits made from more forgiving and robust materials, and which proved so successful the exhibition was extended by 3 weeks.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (spine and page-block edges slightly tanned)
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Highgate Cemetery - Photographs by John Swannell

Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust, London / Hurtwood Press, Oxted
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 88pp, mainly finely printed full page colour photos
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The Haw Lantern

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in bright red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 51pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages tanned, minuscule 1mm bump to bottom corner tip of front cover) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Sir Hans Sloane - Collector Scientist Antiquary - Founding Father of the British Museum

British Museum Press, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 308pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Fritz Jakobsson - 1995 - Agostiniana - Roma (SIGNED COPY)

L'accademia Angelica Constantiniana, Roma
Large landscape 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 80pp on glossy art paper. Very brief text in Italian, mainly colour reproductions of the Finnish artists portraits. Inscribed and signed in ink by Fritz Jakobsson on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (covers faintly tanned)
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Andy Warhol's Exposures

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 4to. in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 255pp on stiff paper, index end-papers, mainly captioned photos by Warhol
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly edge-nicked and faintly tanned but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Ralph Steadman - Sigmund Freud (SIGNED COPY)

Paddington Press, New York & London
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in tan boards, 118pp on stiff art paper, numerous illustrations in text, etc. This copy signed by Ralph Steadman, in blue ink, on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (very small spot of rub to bottom flap fold corners, thin sliver of mild rub / wear to spine ends)
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Graham Greene Country - Visited by Paul Hogarth - Foreword and Commentary by Graham Greene

Pavilion, London
Very Large landscape 4to. in orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 173pp on thick glossy art paper, illustrated in colour throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (tiny closed tear to bottom corner tip of rear flap fold, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Henri Cartier-Bresson - Europeans

Thames & Hudson, London
Heavy 4to. in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 231pp on glossy art paper, mainly captioned photos
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Free Fall Exhibition by Xavier Veilhan (Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo January 15 - May 8 2011)

Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo
4to in cream cloth covered boards, red and black lettering to spine and front cover, 28pp on glossy art paper with transparent end-papers, colour plates, etc. Complete with the original full page graphic and front cover graphic by Hideki Inoba intact
AS NEW
1st editionHardcover
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Additional Information - New Paintings by Oliver Jeffers - Mathematical concepts offered by Dr Hugh Morrison

Oliver Jeffers
Square 4to in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 32pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Jeffers' self published artists book, scarce
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1st editionSoftcover
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Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding - the French Masterpieces 1880 - 1940

Thames & Hudson, London
Large heavy Square 4to in rust red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 200pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Militarie Instructions for the Cavall'rie (Being A Facsimile of the Edition of 1632) Cavallrie

Roundwood Press, Kineton
Large heavy 4to. in full faux leather, gilt lettering to spine and gilt lining to front cover, xxviii + x + 108pp, colour plates (hors-text), map, illustrations in text, some folding etc. and collated complete. No. 519 of 1,000 copies made.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Fen- Ma Liuming in London (Chinese Contemporary, London 2003)

Chinese Contemporary, London
4to in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 46pp on stiff art paper, photos in colour and b/w etc. Text in English throughout
A well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st edition
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Ghika - Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture

Lund Humphries, London
Large heavy Folio size in cream boards, black lettering to spine and front cover, 69pp text plus 111 full page plates in colour and b/w and 14 b/w illustrations in text
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ copy (covers slightly dusty and lightly tanned, contents are fine, very clean and tight)
1st editionHardcover
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Giosetta Fioroni - Attraverso L' Evento / Through the Event (Galleria Mucciaccia, Rome 29 November 2016 - 10 January 2017)

Carlo Cambi, Poggibonsi
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed padded plastic covers (to a design by Fioroni), 221pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Italian
NEW unmarked copy
1st editionHardcover
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Trojan Horses and National Champions - The Crisis in Europe's Computing and Telecommunications Industry (SIGNED COPY)

Apt-Amatic, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 392pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Boy - Tales of Childhood.

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in dark blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 160pp, illustrations in text
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread or barely read copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket (minute speck of shelf ub to flap fold corner tips, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Livio Ceschin - L'opera Incisa / Engravings 1991 - 2008

Skira, Milan
Large heavy 4to. in thick illustrated boards, 207pp on thick glossy art paper, plates (some folding) etc. Dual text in English and Italian
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 604pp, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Ancient Glass of Asia Minor - A Private Collection - the Yuksel Erimtan Collection / Anadolu Antik Camlar - Yuksel Erimtan Koleksiyonu

Yuksel Erimtan and the Authors, Ankara
Thick, heavy 4to. in gilt embossed blue cloth, 251pp on glossy art paper, integral silk ribbon page marker, colour photo and line illustrations for all or most of the 182 items documented. Dual text in English and Turkish
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (tiny nick and slight rub to top corner tip of front flap fold). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Global Efforts to Combat Smoking

Ashgate, Farnham
8vo in printed boards, 145pp
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Telling Tales (SIGNED COPY)

BBC Worldwide, London
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 93pp on stiff paper, illustrations in text. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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People (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in brown boards, gilt lettering to spine, 76pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy (tiny slight bump to top corner tip of front cover) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Tracey Emin - I Need Art Like I Need God (South London Gallery 16 April - 18 May 1997)

Jay Jopling / White Cube, London
1st printing. Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 71pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Klara Liden (Serpentine Gallery London 7 October 7 September 2010 / Moderna Museet Stockholm 14 May 9 October 2011)

Serpentine Gallery, London
Large 4to. in stiff card covers with colour printed glossy 3/4 height wrapper (as issued), 103pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Swedish
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionDustjacket
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Thomas Mcknight (SPECIALLY BOUND SIGNED EDITION)

Hugh Lauter Levin / Scribner, New York
Large square 4to in rich red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 120pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. This is no. 607 of 950 specially bound and signed copies (it lacks the serigraph which was issued with the book)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of dustiness to covers)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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The Uncommon Reader (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st Printing. Small 8vo in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 124pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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