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The Sedan Chair in Malta / Is-Suggetta

Parliamentary Secretariat for Tourism, Valletta
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, viii + 72pp, colour plates, etc
Near FINE (top corner of rear cover creased, top corner of last leaf dusty, otherwise a very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition)
1st editionSoftcover
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Suit - A Short Story

Garner Russell, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black printed orange cloth, unpaginated, approx. 40pp on thick paper, printed in various colours and typefaces. This copy inscribed and signed by Alchemy's Tom Shaw (as Tom) who designed the typeface and, with Ron Cox, printed the book
AS NEW
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Ivan Samarine at Jean-Luc Baroni - Russian Drawings and Watercolours (Jean-Luc Baroni, London 1 - 22 June 2011)

Ivan Samarine, London
Large Folio size in illustrated boards, 140pp on stiff heavyweight paper, 60 works, all finely illustrated in colour
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1st editionHardcover
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The Critical Writings of James Joyce

Faber & Faber, London
Octavo size (8vo) in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 288pp, index etc. With the small private bookplate of Montague Shaw on the front paste-down end-paper, Shaw oversaw production of this book for Faber & Faber
An extremely well preserved very clean and tight FINE barely read copy (end-papers a little tanned, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a faintly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (minute speck of shelf rub to top flap fold corner tips and head of spine panel, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Camille Silvy - Photographer of Modern Life 1834 - 1910

National Portrait Gallery, London
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 160pp, plates, index etc
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Alice Neel - A Chronicle of New York 1950 - 1976 (Victoria Miro Gallery, London 1 June - 31 July 2004)

Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 50pp, colour plates, etc
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1st editionSoftcover
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Maggie! Maggie! Maggie! Margaret Thatcher - Mother of the Nation or Monster From the Blue Lagoon (Signed by Steve Bell)

Cartoon Museum, London
Tall Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 100pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. This copy is inscribed and signed by Steve Bell on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight wave to page block from poor storage)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Philip Larkin - Letters to Monica

Bodleian Library, Oxford / Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Thick Octavo size (8vo) in red boards gilt lettering to spine. 475pp, index.
AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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A Handbook for Film Archives - Based on the Experiences of Members of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)

International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), Brussels
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 151pp, plates at rear. Text in English throughout
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (tiny barely visible nick to cloth at head of spine)
1st editionHardcover
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The Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold (Fine Prize Binding)

Oxford University Press, London
Octavo size (8vo) full bound in gilt ruled vellum, green leather panelled title and date labels (1959) to spine, rest of spine ornately panelled in gilt, grey marbled end-papers with ornate gilt tooling to cover edges, top edge gilt, 509pp. Engraved prize bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper but with no recipient name or other inscriptions
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (two tiny spots of scuffing to leather date label at bottom edge of spine, covers very faintly dusty)
1st editionHardcover
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Grand Hotel

Geoffrey Bles, London
1st printing. 8vo in steel blue cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 315pp
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (spine very slightly tanned, slight foxing or tanning to end-papers, tiny slight crease to head of spine). An unusually nice copy
1st editionHardcover
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British Photography From the Thatcher Years (Museum of Modern Art, New York February 14 - April 28 1990)

Museum of Modern Art, New York
1st printing. Large square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 56pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, slight tanning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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London As it Might Have Been

John Murray, London
Large 4to. in grey faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 223pp, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Needle

Victor Gollancz, London
1st printing. 8vo in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 222pp. WITH the original 'Gollancz SF Choice for August' printed paper wrap-around band
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned and dusty but otherwise VERY GOOD+ un-clipped Dust Jacket, the wrap-around band is more tanned and slightly soiled
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Golf From Two Sides

Longmans, Green and Co, London
1st printing. Large Octavo size (8vo) in the publishers' original black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 197pp, portrait frontispiece and 27 photographic plates showing grips, stances, swings etc
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (slight self rub to spine ends and cover corner tips, page-block edges tanned and slightly dusty). A nice copy
1st editionHardcover
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Len Jenshel - Desert Places (Laurence Miller Gallery, New York 11 November 12 December 1987)

Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
Slim landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff paper wraps, 5 full page colour plates (including front cover). Scarce
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint surface rub to rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Contourlines - New Responses to Landscape in Word and Image (Contour Lines)

Salt Publishing, London / Magdelene College Publications, Cambridge
Quarto size (4to) in red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 109pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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St Johns College Cambridge - A History (SIGNED COPY)

Boydell Press, Woodbridge
Thick, very heavy 8vo in in rewd boards, gilt lettering to spine, gilt armorial design to front cover. 757pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Splendour of Islamic Calligraphy

Thames & Hudson, London & New York
Extra Large 4to. in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 239pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Revised and expanded from the 1976 edition with new material.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges ) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Andy Warhol- Conversation with Avec Eddy Devolder

Editions Tandem, Gerpinnes
1st printing. Small 8vo. in plain white stiff glossy card covers, 45pp. Dual text in French and English. Transcript of an interview made with Warhol in Brussels, 1977 at Gallery D. Scarce
NEW unread copy in a spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Dario Mitidieri - Uomini e Treni - Giorno per giorno le Ferrovie dello Stato

Ferrovie Dello Stato
Extra large and heavy 4to. in black cloth, grey lettering to spine, 195pp on thick art paper, mainly finely printed b/w photos (mostly large double page) by Mitidieri of Italian rail workers. Brief Texts in Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Persian Gulf in Modern Times - People Ports and History

Palgrave Macmillan, New York & London
1st printing. 8vo in colour printed boards, 393pp, maps, index etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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David Bomberg (Tate Gallery, London 17 February 8 May 1988)

Tate Gallery Publications / Yale Centre for British Art, London
2nd corrected impression. Heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 175pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliog., etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Fragmented Reality - Contemporary Art in 21st Century China

Charta, Milan
Thick, very heavy 8vo. in colour printed thick boards, 462pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, index etc. Text in English throughout
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Giving Up the Ghost

4th / Fourth Estate, London
1st printing. 8vo in tan boards, black lettering to spine, 246pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Karl Ghattas - Paintings 1987 - 1995 (SIGNED COPY)

Hirschl Contemporary Art, London
Extra Large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 50pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Karl Ghattas on the title-page
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Matthias Mansen - About the House New York 1989 - 1992

Kunstverein Gottingen, Gottingen
1st printing. Large heavy 4to. in blue cloth, blind embossed lettering to spine, 111pp, colour plates. Dual text in English and German. The dust jacket and 4 double page single colour hors text works are original woodcuts done especially for this book (edition of 2,800 copies) which was made to coincide with the German / US touring exhibition (March 1997 - December 1998). About half the books, including this one, were made with a red printed jacket, the rest were done in blue ink.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Museum of Everything - Exhibition # 2

The Museum of Everything, London
1st printing. Large Folio in colour printed stiff card covers, 143pp, colour plates etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Body in Women's Art Now - Part 2 - Flux - Cecily Brown, Tracey Emin, Nathalie Djurberg, Tiina Heiska, Sarah Lederman, Rebecca Warren, Helen Carmel Benigson

Rollo Contemporary Art, Cambridge
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 87pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Robert Louis Stevensons Songs for Children - Set to Music by Edith Swepstone (both voice and piano parts)

J Curwen & Sons, London
Large 4to. in illustrated blue paper wrappers (as issued) 22pp, cover illustration in dark blue ink also by Mildred Emra, making this the 1st Edition. The typeface is extremely sharp suggesting this is one of the first issue (printing plates wore down quickly making later printings far less sharp edged)
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (mild chipping to cover at spine fold and corner tips, few spots of tanning to covers)
1st editionSoftcover
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