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Negro Poets and Their Poems

Associated Publishers, Washington DC
1st printing. 8vo in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 285pp, portrait photos in text, indexes of authors and of titles at rear. This copy was inscribed (on the blank verso of the frontispiece) and presented to Rennie Smith (journalist, campaigner and Member of Parliament for Penistone, Yorkshire 1924 - 1931) by Washington members of the American Federation of Teachers in 1927
A nice, well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (spine lettering dulled, page-block edges a little tanned and very slightly dusty)
1st editionHardcover
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Maclehose Press / Quercus, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in red boards silver lettering to spine, 532pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent fault free copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Oriental Carpets, Runners and Rugs and Some Jacquard Reproductions

Adam and Charles Black., London
1st printing. Lavishly produced large thick and heavy 4to. in decoratively gilt embossed cream linen covered boards, top edge gilt, xii + 427pp on thick paper including extensive bibliography and index at rear, colour frontispiece, plus 23 other full page colour plates, all with printed tissue guards, b/w plates etc. Inscribed in ink by the author on the 2nd blank end-paper
An exceptionally well preserved FINE very clean, bright and tight unread or barely read copy (slight tanning or foxing to page-block edges) in a very lightly edge-nicked VERY GOOD+ Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Tracey Emin (SIGNED COPY)

Tate Publishing, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 121pp, colour plates, etc. This copy signed by Tracey Emin on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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The Eighteenth -Century Novel - Vol / Volume 6 - 7 (Celebratory Volume - Essays in Honor of John Richetti)

Ams Press, New York
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 645pp, some illustrations in text
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Notting Hill in Bygone Days

T Fisher Unwin, London
Wide large Octavo size (8vo) in bevel edged blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 248pp, frontispiece, plus 43 plates, bibliography, index. This copy has the simple but elegant private bookplate of John Spurling the playwright and novelist on the front paste-down end-paper
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ copy (ink name on fly-leaf dated 1929, very slight nicking to cloth at spine ends, a little scattered and mild foxing). A very nice copy the elusive first edition
1st editionHardcover
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Modern Painters - 5 volumes complete

George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington
Large paper second edition in complete form (Quarto size (4to)). Five volumes complete (the index volume, numbered volume VI, was issued separately), uniformly bound in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine: All plates and tissue guards present as called for
FINE, an extremely well preserved and very clean and tight set (some leaves unopened, name on blank fly-leaf of volume one only, slight tanning to end-leaves and page-block edges, top edges slightly dusty)
Hardcover
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The Trojan War - Sculptures by Anthony Caro (SIGNED COPY)

Lund Humphries, London / Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Large Quarto size (4to) in colour printed glossy card covers 88pp, incl 38 full page colour plates. This copy inscribed and signed by Caro on title-page
AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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What Next? - Autobiography of H J Krebs - for Thirty-two Years A Danish Citizen - Industrial Development Since 1850

J B Lippincott, Philadelphia
Extra large Octavo size (8vo) (approx. 10 x 7 inches) lavishly bound in 3/4 blue leather, gilt embossed spine with raised bands, gilt top edge of page block, gilt ruled front cover with blue marbled paper boards. 131pp plus plates. Autobiography, told in the 3rd person, of Krebs journey from his youth in Samso, Denmark to becoming a Philadelphian chemicals magnate. Presentation copy inscribed by the author (to Jorgen de Wichfeld the Danish diplomat) and signed by him. This was probably one of a few copies Krebs had specially bound for presentation, there being an ordinary edition in cloth, copies of either are scarce
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few minute specks of shelf rub to cover edges, hint of tanning to leaves)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Sculptors Talking - Anthony Caro - Eduardo Chillida (Signed by Anthony Caro)

Art of this Century, No place stated
Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers with folded stiff paper dust-wrapper, black lettering to spine and front cover, 61pp (plus 11pp biographies at rear), plates, illustrations in text, etc. This copy boldly inscribed and signed by Sir Anthony Caro on the first leaf title-page, and more modestly signed and inscribed by Andrew Dempsey below the title
AS NEW in a faintly dusty but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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A Catalogue of French Porcelain in the British Museum

British Museum Press, London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 429pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, maps, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Rachel Whiteread - House

Artangel / Phaidon, London
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers, black lettering to spine and front cover, 144pp, numerous illustrations in text, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (hint of shelf rub to top edges)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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The Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ - with the Lives of the Apostles and Evangelists etc

C Sympson, London
Thick Octavo size (8vo) in old full calf leather, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered red label to spine, gilt rule to spine and cover edges, vii + 568pp, portrait frontispiece, red and black printed title-page, 10 other full page engravings (one torn in the blank margin but professionally repaired with archival paper). 1st Published in 1754 this is most probably the 2nd edition, we can't find records of any previous printing subsequent to the first.
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (head of spine and cover corner tips lightly shelf-worn, small chip and rubbing to bottom corner tip of front cover, ink names on front paste-down end-paper, scattered mild tanning to leaves) A nice looking and very tactile copy
Hardcover
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Huang Yong Yu (Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Roma 24 June - 20 July / 24 Giugno - 20 Luglio 1986) ****** SIGNED COPY ******

Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Roma
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 46pp including full colour reproductions of all 68 works in the exhibition. Dual text in English and Italian. This copy elegantly signed by Huang Yong Yu on the title-page in thick black ink (no other inscriptions), his business card is neatly stapled to the bottom corner tip of the second leaf, and there is a printed 2 leaf essay about the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to covers)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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The Persian Book of Kings - Ibrahim Sultan's Shahnama

Bodleian Library, London / University of Oxford, Oxford
Large 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 142pp, colour plates, bibliography etc
Inscription on half title leaf else an AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Endymion (First Edition - 3 Volumes complete)

Longmans, Green, and Co., London
1st state, 1st printing. Three 8vo volumes (complete) uniformly bound in the publishers' original blind ruled red cloth, white lettering to spine, decorative printed floral end-papers 331pp, 337pp, 346pp plus 2pp publishers ads at rear. Contemporary private bookplate on all three of the front paste-down end-papers (James Walker - Christ Church)
A well preserved near FINE barely read clean and tight copy (spines, page-block edges and cover edges dusty, spines also slightly faded. Contents very clean and tight - possibly unread)
1st 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
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to edges) in a very slightly edge-rubbed and faintly dusty near FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (two barely noticeable tiny closed tears to top edge of rear panel, looks fine in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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London Lesbian & Gay Pride 1985 - Original Pride '85 Badge - 1st Issue

London Lesbian & Gay Pride Organising Committee, London
Original 1.5 inch diameter lapel badge. This is one of the very first Pride '85 badges (the design, by John Williams, was crudely done), made on a hand-operated badge press in September 1984 for fund raising events that same month. Because it was a slow process no more than 250 were made. Full provenance is available.
Almost AS NEW - in fine bright condition.
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The Longest Roman Water Supply Line

T?rkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi, Istanbul
Large, very heavy 4to in silver printed black boards, 229pp, colour photos, maps plans etc, 8 large foldout maps / plans at rear (collated complete). On the Roman 4th century 242 km supply line from the Strandja Mountains to Istanbul. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (tiny crease to bottom cover corner tips from slight bumping) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Handbook of Ceremonials, &c - A Revised Edition of the Book of Ceremonials of the City of London etc

Printed by Blades, for the Corporation of the City of London, London
Heavy Octavo size (8vo) bound in full dark blue leather, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, marbled end-papers with gilt edging, all page-block edges gilt, 216pp. This copy was specially bound for Sir James Thompson Ritchie Alderman of the Ward of Tower and Lord Mayor of London for 1903
Slight rub to spine and cover corner tips else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Journal De La Jeunesse - Revue Des Enfants

Paris, 51 Rue Laffite
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo) in brown buckram with brown leather spine, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, all page-block edges gilt, 382pp, lithographic frontispiece, 3 coloured plates, 2 lithographic plates, and 8 engraved plates (all with tissue guards), plus numerous engravings in text. Text in French throughout
A well preserved clean and tight VERY GOOD+ copy (mild rub to spine edges, scattered foxing and tanning to leaves)
1st editionHardcover
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The Grand Duke or The Statutory Duel (First Edition of the Piano Score)

Chappell and Co., London
Quarto size (4to) in contemporary, gilt ruled full dark blue leather over limp boards, gilt lettering to spine, red deckled page-block edges. Sullivan signature stamp to title-page, cast list for first performance, full piano score, 93pp, publishers ads on verso of last leaf. The blank page margins have been trimmed slightly for binding
Thin sliver of very slight wear to spine ends, light rub to cover corner tips else FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Aran Islands (1907 1st Edition)

Maunsel, Dublin / Elkin Mathews, London
Octavo size (8vo), rebound in later blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, xii + 189pp plus 1pp advert leaf at rear, frontispiece with tissue guard, plus 11 other full page plates by Yeats, this copy lacking only the half title leaf but otherwise collated complete
The binding is in very fine condition apart from a very small crease to the top edge of front cover from mild bumping. Library cancel to verso of frontispiece, small library stamp to title-page and accession numbers to verso of title-page, no other library markings, this is otherwise an extremely clean, tight and very fresh copy with only a small spot of very mild tanning or soiling to the blank fore-edge margin of two adjacent leaves
1st editionHardcover
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Banksy - Wall and Piece (1st edition 1st printing)

Century, London
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 copy but for an inscription on the front blank fly-leaf
1st editionHardcover
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Gilbert & George - the Complete Pictures 1971 - 1985 (SIGNED COPY)

Rizzoli, New York
1st printing. Large heavy Quarto size (4to) in colour printed glossy card covers. 270pp, colour plates, etc. Inscribed 'Lots of Love from' and signed by both Gilbert and George on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Cuneo (Mall Galleries, London - June 1988) SIGNED COPY

Mall Galleries, London
Extra large landscape Quarto size (4to). (approx 17 inches x 12 inches) in gilt embossed green limp gloss card covers over spiral binding. Unpaginated, approx. 80pp on gloss art paper, colour plates, etc. The scarce catalogue to Cuneo's first major exhibition, this copy signed by Cuneo on his self-portrait printed in full colour on the verso of the front cover
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (faint creasing to covers at the spine and fore-edges)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Piccadilly Circus Future Development - Proposals for A Comprehensive Development by the Planning Consultant Sir William Holford March 1962

London County Council, London
Foolscap quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers. 20pp text plus frontispiece, 4pp plates and 3 leaf folding plan and elevation at rear. The plates show 7 views of models for Holford's proposals for the regeneration of Piccadilly Circus which are largely archetypal late 50's modernist in style, but with some very futurist features including a 'Vertical Feature' (sic) multi-storey tower, fountain cum ice rink, and a hotel with roof design reminiscent of Robert Matthew's Commonwealth Insitute. Perhaps fortunately none of his building proposals went any further than the drawing board, but his plans for the partial pedestrianisation and street layout closely resemble the actual redevelopment carried out in the early 1990's
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (covers slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Palet - Een Boek aan de Hedendaagsche Nederlandsche Schilderkunst

De Spieghel, Amsterdam
1st printing. Large 4to. in cream linen covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 151pp on glossy art paper. 53 portrait photos by Citroen of Dutch contemporary artists, each with brief notes and examples of their work. Citroen's first book
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (end-papers and page-block edges tanned, hint of tanning and faint dustiness to covers)
1st editionHardcover
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Abdulnasser Gharem - Art of Survival (SIGNED COPY)

Booth-clibborn Editions, London
Large heavy 4to. in thick boards, 191pp, colour plates, etc. This copy inscribed 'Alex' and signed by Abdulnasser Gharem in Arabic and English, along with two of his trademark 'With a bit of commitment - Amen' rubber-stamps
AS NEW in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (minute speck of rub to flap fold corner tips, looks new in its protector)
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Tess Jaray - Thresholds (SIGNED COPY)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Extra Large landscape Quarto size (4to) in dark red cloth, white lettering to spine and decoration to front cover (to a design by Jaray), 38pp, colour plates, etc. One of 275 copies printed, this one signed by Tess Jaray in pencil on the title-page
NEW copy
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