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The Renaissance Palace in Florence - Magnificence and Splendour in Fifteenth-Century Italy (SIGNED COPY)

Ashgate, Aldershot
Heavy, large 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 265pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. This copy is inscribed and signed (as James) by the author on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Letters From A Life - the Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten 1913 - 1976 - Volume Three 1946 - 1951 (Vol 3)

Faber & Faber, London
Thick, very heavy 8vo in dark grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 758pp, plates, musical examples in text, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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The Obelisk - A Monumental Feature in Britain

Frontier Publishing, Kirkstead
Heavy, large octavo size (8vo). in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 192pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Museum Moderner Kunst Wien

Residenz, Wien
Large square Quarto size (4to). 216pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Text in German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Perspectives on Jewish Thought and Mysticism - Proceedings of the International Conference held by the Institute of Jewish Studies University College London 1994 in celebration of its fortieth anniversary dedicated to the memory and academic legacy of its Founder Alexander Altmann (SIGNED COPY)

Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam
Thick, heavy 8vo. in blue cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 507pp, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Manfred Altman on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Hello Darlings - the Authorised Biography of Kenny Everett

Bantam Press, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 397pp, plates, index etc
A NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy of the scarce hardcover edition
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Wives and Daughters - Women and Children in the Georgian Country House

Hambledon and London, London & New York
Thick, heavy 8vo. in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 454pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. We are told, but without provenance, this copy is inscribed and signed by the author (as Joanna) on the title-page.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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The World of Theatre - 2000 Edition - An Account of the Theatre Seasons 1996-97, 1997-98 and 1998-99

International Theatre Institute / Routledge, London
Quarto size (4to). 314pp, plates etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Het Ontstaan der Dingen - Schetsen, Modellen en Prototypes

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen / NAi Uitgevers, Rotterdam
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo) in flexible laminated boards. 279pp, plates in colour and b/w etc
NEW unread copy (very slight bump to rear tip at head of spine from poor handling)
1st editionHardcover
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Wandrahm - 4 Jahrzehnte Fotografie An der Hochschule fur Kunste Bremen (SIGNED COPY)

Hochschule Fur Kunste, Bremen
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed and padded plastic covered boards, 326pp, plates in colour and b/w throughout. Text in German. Inscribed and signed by Fritz Haase on the front blank fly-leaf
An AS NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Russkii Reklamnyi Plakat - The Russian Advertising Poster

Kontakt-Kultura, Moscow
Folion in colour printed thick boards, 14pp text in Russian, plus frontispiece and 196 other nicely printed full page colour plates of posters made 1897 to 1952, illustration index at rear
NEW unread copy (tiny slight bump to fore-edge of rear cover from poor handling)
1st editionHardcover
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Performance Ritual Prozess - Handbuch Der Aktionskunst in Europa

Prestel, Mnchen
Heavy 4to. in colour printed boards, 219pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, facsimiles, illustrations in text, index etc. Text in German
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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European Diary 1977 - 1981 (SIGNED COPY)

Collins, London
Crown Octavo size (8vo). 698pp, plates, index. Inscribed, signed and dated by Jenkins on the front blank fly-leaf
An almost AS NEW barely read copy in a faintly edge-creased almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Do It! Scenarios of the Revolution

Jonathan Cape, London
Octavo size (8vo) 256pp
An extremely well preserved FINE+ copy (barely perceptible inscription on fly-leaf, the ink almost exactly matches the colour of the page) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (slightly spine sunned, looks new in its clear protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Alexandra Radius and Han Ebbelaar Dancing (SIGNED COPY)

Gottmer, Haarlem
Large square Quarto size (4to) in stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx 100pp plates, 10pp text, repertoire list at rear. Inscribed copy signed by writer Emmy Huf, and both Alexandra Radius and Han Ebbelaar on title page (dated December '79)
FINE, a very clean and tight copy (covers lightly edge-rubbed, tiny flat crease to bottom corner of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Redfern's Miracle (SIGNED COPY)

T V Boardman, London
1st printing. Small Octavo size (8vo). in navy cloth, silver lettering to spine. 255pp. Inscribed and signed by the author on half title leaf (as Elleston) and dated by him Nov. 1951
FINE, a well preserved very clean and tight barely read copy (pages slightly tanned and top edge of page block very slightly dusty)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Eneboeren - Roman

Berlingske, Kobenhavn (Copenhagen)
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in modern 3/4 brown leather binding with green / grey painted boards, deckle edges, pale blue marbled end-papers. 468pp. Small defection to top blank margin of last leaf professionally repaired with archival paper
The modern binding is AS NEW, the contents are near to FINE (mild soil to one leaf, slight dust-soil to first three leaves and last leaf)
1st editionHardcover
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Thornton's Temple of Flora (Signed by George Rainbird)

Collins, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 66pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Published to mark the 21st anniversary of the first book produced by the Rainbird company - The edition of Temple of Flora designed by Rainbird and Ruari Mclean in 1951. Rainbird has signed this copy below his foreword and inscribed it to the historian A J P Taylor from whose collection it came
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (end-papers and page-block edges a little tanned) in a lightly edge-nicked VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Art of Tortures and Execution - Art Against Tortures and Execution

Kaliningrad Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kaliningrad
Extra large Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff card covers, 190pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Russian
An AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The False Heir and The Grumbler (Two volumes bound together)

Harper & Brothers, New York
Both volumes Octavo size (8vo) bound in a single tome, 1/2 plain black leather with black cloth covered boards, plain yellow end-papers, both volumes printed in two columns. The False Heir: 1843, 157pp plus 3pp publishers ads at rear. (dated june 1843), this is the correct first US edition, published in the same year as the London edition. The Grumbler: 1848, 134pp plus 2pp publishers ads at rear (undated), a later printing, the first was 1843 in London and the first US 1846 by Harpers in New York
VERY GOOD (contemporary inscription on title-page of first volume, head of spine chipped, bottom edge of spine and cover corner tips rubbed, pages slightly tanned and a little foxed, small nick to front board at bottom corner, contents clean and tight)
1st editionHardcover
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National Gallery Technical Bulletin - Volume 6 - 1982

National Gallery Publications, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 68pp, colour and b/w illustrations, diagrams etc in text
Almost AS NEW (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Der Surrealismus - Einfuhrung und Deutung Surrealistischer Literatur und Malerei (SIGNED COPY)

Lambert Schneider, Heidelberg
Large Quarto size (4to). in red and black printed stiff card covers 88pp, 1 colour plate, illustrations in text, etc. Inscribed, signed and dated by Wyss on the bottom corner of the front fly-leaf
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (two tiny ink notes to upper front fly leaf, small chips to spine ends, covers and pages a little tanned)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Population and Fertility

Population Investigation Committee, London
Octavo size (8vo) in wraps. 103pp, numerous charts etc, some coloured
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned, spine sunned, tiny chip to bottom edge of spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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Neptune (Author's signed dedication copy to George Greenfield)

Dodd Mead, New York
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in green cloth backed yellow boards, 242pp. This copy was given to George Greenfield by the author, and under the printed dedication to him (George Greenfield) Gerson has inscribed 'With my thanks for all your help and many kindnesses beyond the call of duty, and above all because you are my friend. With my very best Noel B Gerson. Clinton, Conn, USA. April 15, 1975 pre-publication'
A FINE copy (thin sliver of sunning to spine tips, top cover corner tips very slightly bumped. Top 5mm of front blank fly-leaf lacking, probably a production flaw, mis-cut during binding) in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (few spots of very slight edge-rub, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Essays Moral, Economical and Political - New Edition with the Latin Quotations Translated

Rivington et al, London
Small Octavo size (8vo) in ornately gilt decorated full blue calf, all edges gilt. XIX plus 387pp
A well preserved and VERY GOOD clean and tight copy in an attractive binding (inscripion on front end-paper and fly-leaf, slight wear to cover edges, contents clean and very tight)
1st editionHardcover
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Fully Empowered - A Bilingual Edition

Condor Book, Souvenir Press, London
1st British Edition. Octavo size (8vo) in red faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 135pp
Tiny and slight creases to top cover corner tips, top edge of page block very slightly tanned else FINE, an extremely well preserved, very clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Metropolitan Times - Companhia do Metro Metropolitano de Sao Paulo (English text)

Terceiro Nome Publishing House / Companhia Do Metro Metropolitano, Sao Paulo
Very large square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed laminated boards, 155pp on heavy art paper, plates in colour and b/w, maps plans etc. On the construction of the Sao Paulo Metro
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute bump to bottom corner tip of front cover) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (two tiny specks of rub to top flap fold corner tips)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Children's Representation - A Practitioner's Guide

Sweet & Maxwell, London
Extra large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers, 454pp, index etc
An almost AS NEW copy (tiny crease to bottom corner tip of front cover- from slight bumping)
1st editionSoftcover
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Vietnam - Plastic and Visual Arts From 1925 to our time / Plastische en Visuele Kunsten Van 1925 tot vandaag

Ante Post Asbi
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 216pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in Flemish/Dutch and English
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, inscription on fly leaf)
1st editionSoftcover
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Minky Manky (South London Gallery 12 April - 14 May 1995)

South London Gallery, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 50pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. PLUS loosely inserted 4pp synopsis
An almost AS NEW copy (mild sunning to cover edge margins)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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