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Morning Flight - A Book of Wildfowl (SIGNED COPY)

Country Life, London
4to in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover 138pp, colour portrait frontispiece plus 15 other full page colour plates and 46 mainly full page b/w plates. This copy signed in ink by Peter Scott on the second blank on fly-leaf.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (few spots of very slight foxing to page-block edges) in a slightly dusty and lightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (3 short closed edge tears, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copyHardcoverDustjacket
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The Garden City - A Study in the Development of A Modern Town

Printed in the Garden City At the Temple Press, and Published by J M Dent & Sons, London
Heavy, large 8vo. in decoratively gilt and black printed pale blue cloth, 329pp, colour frontispiece, 3 full page colour plates, 140 other photo and line illustrations (including maps and plans), tables, index etc. On the building and ethos of Letchworth, the worlds first garden city.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean, bright and tight copy (some very slight foxing to covers and page-block edges). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
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Alexander Volkov - of Sand and Silk (Christie's, London 4 - 21 September 2012)

Christie's, London
Large heavy 4to. in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 197pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in Russian and English
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Memorable Memorial (Yadegar - E - Mandegar)- A Map Collection of the Historical Monuments in Qazvin Province

Cultural Heritageorganization, Management of Qazvin Province, Iran
Large, very heavy 4to in photo illustrated boards, 375pp on thick art paper, maps, dual text in Farsi and English, mainly photos with accompanying plans and elevations.
Almost AS NEW (slight crease to head of spine)
1st editionHardcover
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Medieval Floor Tiles of Northern England - Pattern and Purpose - Production Between the 13th and 16th Centuries

English Heritage / Oxbow Books, Oxford
Large Thick, heavy 4to. in colour printed glazed boards (as issued), 393pp, colour plates (some folding), illustrations in text, plans, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy
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 removable transparent 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
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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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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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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Wine in Peace and War

Saccone & Speed, London
1st printing. 8vo in colour printed glazed boards, 77pp. A cheaply made book published by Saccone & Speed (wine merchants) to give to its well heeled customers. Some bibliographers s give 1947 as publishing year, others (as do copyright library accession dates) state 1949. The book was issued in a plain (unprinted) tissue wrapper which is lacking with this copy
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (show-through of underlying glue to pasted down end-papers, pages a little tanned, covers slightly dusty and slightly marked, slight shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionHardcover
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Chinese Ink Painting Now

Timezone 8, Hong Kong
Thick, very heavy 4to in blue boards, black lettering to spine and front cover, 263pp on thick art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index of artists etc. Text in English throughout
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Songs and Sayings of Yogaswami

Sivathondan Society, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
1st printing in English. 8vo in navy blue cloth, gilt lettering to front cover, xl + 218pp + xxvi appendices at rear
A well preserved near FINE unmarked very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. A nice copy of this increasingly scarce book
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Gilbert & George - London Pictures 2011 (SIGNED COPY)

Hurtwood Press, London
Heavy landscape 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 321pp on glossy art paper, mainly colour plates, index at rear. This copy signed by Gilbert & George on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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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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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 removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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Modern Nature - the Journals of Derek Jarman

Century, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 314pp, plates. Scarce
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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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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Wittgenstein Frege and the Vienna Circle

Basil Blackwell, Oxford
8vo in blue boards, silver lettering to spine, 274pp, index
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy (very slight crease to front tip at bottom edge of spine from mild bumping) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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Arta Si Civilizatie In Timpul Lui Stefan Cel Mare / Art and Civilization Under Stephen the Great

Ministerul Culturii Si Cultelor, Bucharest
Large, very heavy 4to in colour printed thick boards, 127pp text in Roumanian, French and English plus 127pp colour plates at rear providing a copious survey of the arts and architecture of the period
AS NEW in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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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