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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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La Chiesa del Redentore (Corpus Palladianum 3)

Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura 'Andrea Palladio', Vicenza
Folio in red cloth, gilt embossed lettering to spine, gilt embossed design to front cover, 78pp on thick paper, plates in colour and b/w, plus 70 b/w plates on glossy art paper and 8 double-page plans at rear. Text in Italian
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faintly tanned). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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
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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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Parrworld - 2 Volume Boxed Set (SIGNED COPY) Alt spelling Parr World

Chris Boot, London
1st printing. Two very thick and heavy books in strong colour printed slip-case. Both books signed in ink by Parr
NEW in NEW slipcase
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Fair Game

Macmillan, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 219pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (pages only slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. Rarely found in such excellent condition.
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Opening Souvenir Programme - Astoria Southend-on-Sea July 5th 1935

Astoria, Southend
Quite lavishly made Quarto size (4to) programme in green printed and embossed marbled stiff card covers, 36pp all gilt bordered, with embossed transparent tissue end-leaves and green silk string tie. Contains two articles on the building by its architect E A Stone and engineer G Cillison, first weeks film schedule, synopsese, etc. Plus many large or full page adverts with Art Deco graphics
An extremely well preserved very near FINE clean and tight copy (covers faintly dusty, short closed tear to rear plain tissue endpaper). An excellent copy of a rare survival
1st editionSoftcover
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Poppy de Villeneuve - This is a story of hope and we are all characters in it (Limited Edition)

Poppy De Villeneuve, London
Small square 4to in black cloth covered boards, unpaginated, approx. 40pp, mainly nicely printed photos by Villeneuve in colour and b/w. One of only 50 copies made by her on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at Paradise Row, London 25 January - 2 March 2008
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Alberto Terrile - Nel Segno Dell' Angelo - Work in Progress 1991 > 2008 (SIGNED COPY)

Festival Della Scienza, Genova
Square 4to in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 130pp mainly finely reproduced full page photos with opposing captions, text in Italian, to accompany the Festival Della Scienza 2008 exhibition of Terrile's angel photos at the Loggia Della Mercanzia, Genova (23.10.08 - 4.11.08). This copy has been signed in ink by Alberto Terrile on the front fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
Almost AS NEW (tiny bump to page-block fore-edge, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Troika Pottery St Ives

Carol Cashmore, Brentwood
Large Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 110pp text including index, list of marks and scale drawings of standard shapes, plus 52 plates in colour and b/w at rear
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Keith Pattison - No Redemption (SIGNED COPY)

Flambard Press, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Landscape 4to in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 100pp on stiff art paper, mainly finely printed photos of the miners and wider community at Easington Colliery taken by Pattinson during the 1984 miners' strike. This copy is signed by Keith Pattison on the title-page. Published in a small edition and now scarce
An AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Cholula - Reporte Preliminar

Editorial Nueva Antropologia, Mexico
Thick, heavy 4to. in stiff card covers, variously paginated approx. 220pp in total, includes many photos, maps plans diagrams etc. Text in Spanish. Messmacher was director of the site for the first part of the third main phase of excavations begun in 1966, but left shortly after this preliminary report was published. A short typed letter (in English) and signed by Messmacher is loosely inserted
A well preserved about FINE clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, pages very slightly tanned)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Vernacular Heritage and Earthen Architecture - Contributions for Sustainable Development (Proceedings of CIAV 2013 / 7th ATP / Versus, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal, 16 - 20 October 2013)

Crc Press / Taylor & Francis, London
Thick, heavy 8vo in colour plates, boards, 868pp, numerous illustrations, maps and plans in text, author index PLUS CD-ROM in pocket at rear (as issued)
NEW copy (slight crease to spine ends)
1st editionHardcover
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Birds

Quercus, London
Elephant folio in white faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 223pp, colour plates, index etc
AS NEW copy in AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (very faintly edge-creased, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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My Kenya Days (SIGNED COPY)

Harper Collins, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 224pp, plates, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Leo - The First Business Computer

Hasler Publishing, Wokingham
Large Octavo size (8vo) in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 272pp, plates, index etc. On the J Lyons and Co. development of the Leo computer begun in 1947
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread read copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (top edge faintly tanned)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Claudia Andujar - A Vulnerabilidade do Ser

Pinacoteca Do Estado / Cosac Naify, Sao Paulo
Thick, heavy landscape 4to in photo illustrated thick boards, 328pp on various types and weights of paper, plus photo index at rear. Dual text in English and Portuguese
NEW copy (tiny slight crease to top corner tip of front cover from poor handling)
1st editionHardcover
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Carpets and Textiles in the Iranian World 1400 - 1700 - Proceedings of the Conference held at the Ashmolean Museum on 30 - 31 August 2003

May Beattie Archive / Ashmolean Museum, Oxford / Bruschettini Foundation for Islamic Art and Asian Art, Genoa
Thick, heavy 4to. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 260pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index, map end-papers etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Jef Verheyen - Lux Est Lex (Axel Vervoordt Kanal Maart / March 1 - April 17 2004)

Axel Vervoordt Kanal, Wijnegem
Very large 4to in stiff card covers, 160pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in Flemish and English
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Task

Martin Secker, London
1st printing. 8vo in dark olive faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 202pp. Authors rare first novel
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete and priced Dust Jacket (hint of tanning to inner flaps, looks new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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