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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
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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)
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Tim Hetherington - Infidel

Chris Boot, London
Heavy 8vo. in black faux-leather covered flexible boards, white lettering to spine, white title design to front cover, printed paper label to rear cover. 240pp on glossy art paper, mainly finely printed colour and b/w photos.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
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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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Journal De La Jeunesse - Revue Des Enfants

Paris, 51 Rue Laffite
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo) in brown buckram with brown leather spine, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, all page-block edges gilt, 382pp, lithographic frontispiece, 3 coloured plates, 2 lithographic plates, and 8 engraved plates (all with tissue guards), plus numerous engravings in text. Text in French throughout
A well preserved clean and tight VERY GOOD+ copy (mild rub to spine edges, scattered foxing and tanning to leaves)
1st editionHardcover
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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Frank Auerbach - Speaking and Painting (SIGNED COPY)

Thames & Hudson, London
Heavy 8vo. in orange boards, black lettering to spine 240pp, colour plates, index etc. This copy signed by Frank Auerbach in black ink on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy in a NEW Dust Jacket
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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 removable transparent protector)
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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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The Carolingian Age in the Carpathian Basin - Permanent Exhibition of the Hungarian National Museum

Hungarian National Museum, Budapest
Heavy large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers 141pp, illustrated in colour, text in English
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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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
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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)
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Peter Blake (Tate Gallery, London 9 February - 20 March 1983) With SIGNED PRINT

Tate Gallery, London
Square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 136pp, colour plates, bibliography, etc. PLUS 'The Owl & the Pussycat', signed print in its original envelope, and the booklet 'Explanations & Thoughts Toward my Exhibition' both in very fine as new condition and both loosely inserted (as issued)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (cover spine and page-block edges very slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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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)
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Drinkers of the Wind - the Arabian Horse - Mystery History and Magic

Thames & Hudson, London
1st printing. Large, very heavy 4to in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 256pp on thick glossy art paper, map, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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A Painter of Our Time

Secker & Warburg, London
1st printing. 8vo in light brown cloth, black lettering to spine. 238pp, frontispiece after Peter Peri, jacket artwork by Peter de Francia. Booker prize-winner's first novel. This copy belonged to the Anglo-German art dealer Angela Hackelsberger and has her small elegant name stamp to the front blank fly-leaf along with original small neat ink inscription at the bottom edge presenting the book to her.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty, hint of tanning to leaves) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (rear panel very slightly dusty, hint of shelf rub front top flap fold corner tip and spine panel ends, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Annie Leibovitz - Pilgrimage (SIGNED COPY)

Random House, New York
1st printing. Thick, heavy 4to. blind embossed thick linen covered boards, 244pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by Annie Leibovitz on the half title leaf (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket with the original promotional wrap-around band to dust jacket
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Christina Ruiz - La Pintora Del Amor / The Painter of Love / Le Peintre de l'Amour (SIGNED COPY)

Christina Ruiz, Mexico City
Large heavy 4to. in blind embossed blue cloth covered boards, unpaginated, approx. 220pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Parallel text in Spanish, French and English . Inscribed and signed by Christina Ruiz on the 2nd blank fly-leaf.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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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
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