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J M Basquiat (Jean-Michel)

La Difference, Paris
Square 4to in fine black cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, 157pp, finely printed colour plates, etc. Text in French . The first significant monograph on Basquiat. Enrici began writing it just before Basquiat's death and finished it not long after.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Corrections of Misprints in Finnegans Wake by James Joyce - As Prepared by the Author after Publication of the First Edition

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) stapled sheets, 16pp. Issued 'for distribution to purchasers of Finnegans Wake', this is the correct first appearance of the complete list of corrections (Faber issue precedes that by Viking)
FINE, an extremely well preserved and very clean copy (hint of tanning to cover leaves, faint creasing to bottom corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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In A Strange Land (SIGNED COPY)

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 261pp. Inscribed to 'Gillian and Richard / With every good wish' (being Gillian Tyndall the novelist and social historian) and signed by the author on the title-page
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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 (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Ocular Language - Terry Fox - 30 Jahre reden und schreiben uber Kunst - 30 Years of speaking and writing about Art (SIGNED COPY with small ink sketch)

Gesellschaft fur Aktuelle Kunst (Salon Verlag), Bremen
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in cream boards, 232pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Dual text in English and German, one of only 800 copies, this one inscribed and signed by Terry Fox on the half title leaf and facing page with a small ink sketch of a bone
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Mark Power - The Sound of Two Songs (SIGNED COPY)

Photoworks, Brighton
Folio in bright red cloth with black and white lettering and design to covers, 167pp, mainly very finely printed colour reproductions of Powers photos of Poland. Dual text in English and Polish. This copy signed by Mark Power on the half title leaf above his printed name
NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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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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Enrique Badulescu - Suenos (SIGNED COPY)

Daab, Cologne, London & New York
1st printing. Very large landscape 4to in blind embossed black cloth, unpaginated, approx. 150pp on stiff art paper, mainly full page colour photos (some foldout leaves). Inscribed on the title-page 'Big kiss, love, and a great time, Enrique' followed by a tiny heart and arrow sketch (no other inscriptions).
AS NEW in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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A View of Venice (SIGNED by Lord Snowdon and Derek Hart)

Olivetti, Turin
1st printing. Large landscape 4to. in the publishers' original colour printed plastic coated boards with black faux leather spine (as issued). Unpaginated, approx. 120pp on thick art paper, text in English and Italian, but mainly captioned colour photos by Snowdon. This copy signed and inscribed to by both Snowdon and Hart on the half title leaf (as Tony and Derek) to Ruth Holden (aka Ruth Lynam the journalist) and her husband David who were friends of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon, and well known to many prominent artists and photographers on the London scene of the 50s to 90s
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (faint spot of shelf rub to cover corner tips, text leaves very slightly tanned)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Embarquement Pour l'Image - Une Ecole du Regard (Antike Kunst Beiheft 20)

L'Association Des Amis De L'Art Antique, Basel
Thick, heavy 4to. in colour printed glazed boards, 287pp, plus 80pp plates in colour and b/w, at rear. Text in French
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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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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L M (Leopold) Baijot - et sa Lumiere

Published by the Artist / Flemal, Liers
Large 8vo in rust red cloth, darker red embossed lettering to spine and front cover, 160pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in French, Arabic and English. One of a small edition and now hard to find
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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