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Religion and Art in Ashanti

Oxford At the Clarendon Press
Thick, heavy 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, frontispiece, xviii + 414pp + 144pp plates in colour and (mainly) b/w, index etc.
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight unmarked copy (thin sliver of slight creasing to spine ends, spine very slightly faded, page-block edges a little tanned). A nice copy of the scarce first printing
1st editionHardcover
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Christopher Croft - paintings + drawings (One of 100 copies with an original etching)

Autoren Galerie 1, Munich
Published to coincide with the exhibition at Autoren Galerie 13 September 12 October 1991. Square 4to in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 48pp on glossy art paper. No 54 of 100 signed copies with an original etching (numbered and signed by the artist in pencil. Image approx 14 x 15 cm on paper 21 x 21 cm) loosely inserted, as issued. Text in English and German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW stiff card glossy Dust Jacket - the etching is in mint condition
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A House for the Suburbs - Socially and Architecturally Sketched - with a prefatory glance at the great city (3rd and best edition)

Simpkin, Marshall, and Co, London
8vo in blind embossed green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 191pp, folding engraved frontispiece, folding plan, engravings and plans in text (some full page), index etc. 20pp publishers ads at rear. This copy collated complete
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight clearly unread copy (a few leaves still unopened, pages very slightly tanned). An excellent copy
Hardcover
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Anthropomorphic Figurines of Predynastic Egypt and Neolithic Crete with Comparative Material From the Prehistoric Near East and Mainland Greece (Royal Anthropological Institute - Occasional Paper No 24)

Andrew Szmild / Royal Anthropological Institute, London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in grey cloth, white design and lettering to spine and front cover, 530pp, numerous illustrations in text, plates section at rear, bibliography, index etc
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (covers slightly faded and a little rubbed on the spine, title-page irregularly tanned (due to sheet of paper left between pages), page-block edges a little dusty and slightly tanned)
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Economy of Vegetation - by A Fellow of the Linnean Society

Relfe & Fletcher, London
8vo in an expertly restored contemporary plain green cloth binding, gilt lettering to spine, 175pp, 2 full page plates at rear, illustrations in text, this copy without the sometimes coloured decorative title-page, but otherwise complete
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (end-leaves and plates tanned, contemporary ink name on title-page, cloth spine almost invisibly repaired at spine ends)
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Gazette des Beaux- Arts - Courrier Europeen de l'Art et de la Curiosite - Tome XXV / Vol / Volume 25 - Juillet - Decembre 1868

Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in later blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 572pp plus approx. 80pp of adverts at rear. All hors-texte plates present (including 1 chromolithograph) and with the original tissue guards
Spine and page-block edges a little dusty, pages slightly tanned else FINE, an otherwise well preserved, clean and tight copy
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Travels with Michael Palin - An Exhibition of Photographs by Basil Pao (SIGNED COPY)

Studio 8 Editions, Hong Kong
Large heavy landscape 4to in thick colour printed boards, 216pp on stiff glossy art paper. Published to coincide with the major exhibitions of photos from 1988 to 2012 done for Michael Palin's books related to his travel documentaries. Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock 31 March - 23 September 2012 and the Royal Geographical Society, London 3 December - 25 January 2013.This copy inscribed and signed by Basil Pao on the title-page. Scarce
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The Trials of Life (SIGNED COPY)

Guild Publishing, London
1st printing thus. Heavy 4to. in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 320pp, colour plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the half title leaf(no other marks or inscriptions)
A well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy ( thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, hint of tanning to page-block edges ) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (slight shelf rub to bottom edge of rear panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy
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Ikko Narahara - Showa Shashin Zenshigoto - Series 9 - The Complete Works (SIGNED COPY)

Asahi Shinbun Sha, Tokyo
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers with colour printed glossy paper complete Dust Jacket and silver and black printed thick limp plastic over-wrapper with transparent window on the rear panel (i.e. the front cover). 160pp, mainly captioned photos in colour and b/w, brief text in Japanese. This copy inscribed to photo historian and writer Mark Holborn, and signed by Ikko Narahara (in English) in silver ink on the page facing the title-page
A well preserved FINE copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges) in FINE complete Dust Jackets
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Christopher Croft - Inner Lives - Selected Paintings (One of 100 copies with an original etching)

Kunst Oder Reklame, Munich
Published to coincide with the exhibition at Kunst Oder Reklame October 11 to December 11, 2002. Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 32pp on glossy art paper. No 28 of 100 signed copies with an original colour etching 'The Stagehand' (numbered, titled and signed by the artist in pencil. Image approx 10 x 12 cm on paper 21 x 21 cm) loosely inserted, as issued. Text in English, German and French
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy - the etching is in mint condition
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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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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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)
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Ends and Means (SIGNED COPY)

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in dark blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 254pp. 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
An extremely well preserved FINE copy (hint of tanning to top edges) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (3 minute nicks to top edges, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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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)
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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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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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Paul Insect - Bullion (Lazarides Gallery, London July - August 2007)

Lazarides Gallery, London
Large 8vo in colour printed thick boards, unpaginated, approx. 64pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly colour photos. Catalogue for Paul Insect's first solo show, famously bought out before the show opened by Damien Hirst. This is one of only 500 copies of the first edition.
An AS NEW unmarked copy
1st editionHardcover
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Irishmen All - with Twelve Illustrations in Colour by Jack B Yeats RHA

T N Foulis, London & Edinburgh
1st printing. 8vo in tan linen covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, 224pp on thick paper, 6pp publishers ads at rear. Tipped-in colour frontispiece plus 11 other tipped-in colour plates, all with thin paper guards and all painted specially for this book by Jack Yeats.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (nild sunning to spine and cover margins, end leaves and page-block edges slightly tanned). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
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Hermes & Magdalen - Poems and Etchings (Signed Limited Edition)

Typographeum, Francestown
Large 8vo in silk-finish Japanese cloth over boards, 96pp. Hand-set and printed letterpress by r T Risk. Limited to 163 copies, this being one of 150 hand-bound, hand-set and printed letterpress by R T Risk. With 20 hand tipped-in etchings and drypoints. Inscribed and signed by John Moat (as John) on the blank verso of the frontispiece. PLUS loosely inserted single-leaf folded prospectus for this book with sample print tipped in.
A well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy
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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
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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)
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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)
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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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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
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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
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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
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The Other Story - Afro-Asian Artists in Postwar Britain (Hayward Gallery, London 29 November 1989 - 4 February 1990 and touring)

South Bank Centre, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 158pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (spine slightly sunned, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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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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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
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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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