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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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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)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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The Women of Molise - An Italian Village, 1950 - Words and Pictures by Frank Monaco (SIGNED COPY)

Four Seasons Publishing, Kingston Upon Thames
Landscape 4to in photo illustrated boards, 88pp. This copy signed by Frank Monaco on the title-page
A well preserved NEW copy in a NEW Dust Jacket
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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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Ryan McGinley - Moonmilk (Alison Jacques, London 10 September - 8 October 2009)

Morel Books, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in stiff card covers with colour printed stiff paper dust jacket, unpaginated, approx. 110pp on thick art paper, colour photos, etc.
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Ana Tzarev - Exposed (Saatchi Gallery, London 18 May - 16 June 2012) (SIGNED COPY)

Saatchi Gallery, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in black cloth with pasted paper label to front cover and thin paper strip to spine (as issued), 116pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. This copy inscribed 'Best wishes' and signed by Tzarev on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
AS NEW
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Restauracion del Santuario de Atotonilco - Patrimonio Mundial / Restoration at the Sanctuary of Atotonilco World Heritage Site

Ediciones La Rana / Instituto Estatal de la Cultura de Guanajuato, Mexico
Large, very heavy 4to in blind embossed brown cloth covered boards, 302pp on thick art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. Dual text in English and Spanish
Almost AS NEW (minute bump to bottom corner tip of front cover) in a very slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Important Early Chinese Ceramics Archaic Bronzes Sculpture Silver and Lacquer From the Works of Art Collection of the British Rail Pension Fund London ( Sotheby's, London Auction Catalogue 12 December 1989)

Sotheby's, London
Large 4to. in green cloth covered boards, silver lettering to spine and front cover, unpaginated, approx. 160pp on glossy art paper, 96 lots all or most illustrated in colour (some folding)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a very faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Beginning to End (SIGNED COPY)

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in pale yellow faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 233pp. Inscribed to 'Gillian and Richard / With love' (being Gillian Tyndall the novelist and social historian) and signed by the author on the title-page
A well preserved FINE barely read copy (pages slightly tanned, thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine) in a faintly edge-creased BUT otherwise almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (spine panel very slightly sunned, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Married Past Redemption (SIGNED COPY)

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 266pp. Inscribed to 'Gillian and Richard / With love' (being Gillian Tyndall the novelist and social historian) and signed by the author on the title-page
An extremely well preserved FINE copy (pages slightly tanned, thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Les Medailleurs Italiens des Quinzieme et Seizieme Siecles (3 Volumes Complete)

Arnaldo Forni, Bologna
Large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff paper wraps, xviii + 308pp, 368pp; vii + 356 pp, text in French. Complete facsimile of the 1883 edition
FINE a well preserved and very clean and tight largely unopened set (spines a little tanned, sliver of mild soil or tanning to very bottom edge of first 5 leaves of volume 3)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Cambrian Company - Swansea Pottery in London 1806 - 1808 (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Gray, England
Thick, heavy 4to. in grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, 377pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. Limited first edition of 750 copies. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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HRH the Prince of Wales and the Royal Shakespeare Company (commemorative book for) An Evening to Celebrate the Works of William Shakespeare - Thursday 28th October 1993 (at) Buckingham Palace

HRH the Prince of Wales, London
Tall 4to in boards with printed dust jacket, marbled end-papers, unpaginated, approx. 40pp on stiff art paper, includes text for selections from Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Cole Porter and Bernard Levin which were performed on the night, intro By Prince Charles. PLUS loosely inserted typed letter signed by Sir Geoffrey Cass and Adrian Noble to critic Irving Wardle who attended the event at Buckingham Palace on 28th October 1993. One of a very small edition made for presentation By Prince Charles and the Royal Shakespeare Company to selected guests.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Ryan McGinley

Index Books, New York
Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 70pp, mainly colour photos
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
Softcover
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Joseph Beuys - Dernier Espace Avec Introspecteur 1964-1982 (SIGNED COPY) Anthony d'Offay, London March - May 1982

Anthony d'Offay, London
85. Square Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 44pp, plates etc. Signed by Beuys in grey pencil on the front cover
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (covers slightly rubbed and dusty)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Highgate Cemetery - Photographs by John Swannell (SIGNED HARDCOVER COPY)

Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust, London / Hurtwood Press, Oxted
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff boards, unpaginated, approx. 88pp, mainly finely printed full page colour photos. This is one of a very few hardback copies made for the photographer. This copy is inscribed and signed by Swannell (as John) on the half title leaf
Almost AS NEW (slight bumping to bottom corner tips from poor handling)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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The Grand Duke or The Statutory Duel (First Edition of the Piano & Vocal 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 with vocals, 166pp. 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 editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Dr Ox's Experiment and Master Zacharius (Author's Illustrated Edition)

Sampson Low Marston Searle and Rivington, London
Octavo size (8vo) in printed card wrappers, 190pp, 16pp publishers ads at rear (dated April 1876) plus advert end-papers. frontispiece, plus 12 other full page plates
GOOD+ (some loosening between sewn sections, grey cloth flour pasted (or similar) over spine as repair or strengthening with ink title to spine (examination under very bright light shows most of the original printed spine is still present below the tape), small defection to bottom corner tip of front cover, covers rubbed and dusty, aside from some very mild foxing the leaves are otherwise clean)
1st editionSoftcover
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Painting and History During the French Restoration - Abandoned by the Past

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Heavy Quarto size (4to) in burgundy cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 269pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (tiny nick to top edge of rear panel looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Ministry of Fear - An Entertainment

Heinemann, London.
1st printing. 8vo in publisher's original pale yellow cloth, 236pp
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (spine dusty, covers only slightly so, page-block edges tanned, tiny dark spot on fore-edge of front - an imperfection to the wartime paper stock)
1st editionHardcover
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A Book of Not Knowing When We Are Going to Die or Grow up and of Only Knowing a Little Bit (Artists book)

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Alberta
Large Octavo size (8vo) in yellow cloth, black lettering to spine. Pages numbere 1 to xi plus 300 pages of which only pp 1 to 23 and pp 259 are printed and numbered (as issued). Published to coincide with the exhibition Bookworks and Audiotapes (Southern Alberta Art Gallery, February 6 - 28 1982). Only a small pnumber were printed and copies, especially those in nice condition, are hard to come by.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Quentin Blake- Words and Pictures (SIGNED COPY)

Tate Publishing, London
2nd Edition and 1st printing thus. Heavy Quarto size (4to) in marine green boards, black lettering to spine, 216pp, illustrated in colour throughout. Signed by Blake on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy in a NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copyHardcoverDustjacket
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Superstructure (SIGNED COPY)

Harper Collins, London
Extra large landscape quarto size (4to) in blind embossed grey faux cloth, black lettering to spine 195pp plus 13pp team list, mainly colour & b/w photos taken throughout the construction of the London Dome (now called the O2. Signed (without inscription) by Mark Power on the title-page
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Jeroglific - Apunts per un llibre de poemes (SIGNED COPY with ink sketch)

Aleu, Barcelona
Square Quarto size (4to) in black faux leather covered boards with white lettering (as issued). Unpaginated, approx. 200pp, illustrated in colour and b/w. Inscribed copy signed and dated by Verges Grau with sketch by him in ink on fly-leaf. Text in Catalan
An AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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