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Triple XXX - Photographs from the Collection of Don Sanders (Christie's, New York 29 September 2014 - Auction Catalogue)

Christie's, New York
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 132pp on thick glossy art paper, lots numbered 301 - 378 all finely illustrated, index at rear.
An AS NEW unmarked copy of this elusive catalogue (due to its subject matter it was not as widely circulated as most other photography sales)
1st editionSoftcover
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Broken English (Serpentine Gallery, London, 1 August - 1 September 1991)

Serpentine Gallery, London
Slim square 4to in stiff card covers, 10pp catalogue with illustration and notes on each artist. One of the earliest YBA exhibitions, catalogues for which are now rare
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (minute and very slight crease to bottom corner tip of front cover). An excellent copy
1st editionSoftcover
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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The Complete Talking Heads (Annie Hulley's working copy - with SIGNED CARD from Alan Bennett)

Bbc Books, London
8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 207pp. This copy belonged to Annie Hulley, who played the character Irene Ruddock (A Lady of Letters) in a production of Talking Heads for Bridewell Theatre, and has her pencil markings on the relevant pages. Tipped-on to the half title leaf, with tape to one end, is a hand-written postcard from Bennett to Hulley touching on the character Irene Ruddock and the real person she was based on. Annie Hulley trained at Bristol Old Vic and is best known in the UK for playing regular characters Gwen Loveday in Coronation Street, Karen Moore in Emmerdale and for her writing
The book is in VERY GOOD+ condition (mild reading crease to spine, speck of rub to cover corner tips), postcard is in fine condition
Signed copySoftcover
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Handwritten signed postcard from Alan Bennett

The Author
Handwritten in ink postcard, approx 60 words, dated December 21 '06 and signed (as Alan) with his cartoon face which is usually reserved for inscriptions and mail to his friends. It would appear this card was never made it to the intended recipients as it was part of a lot of items which came directly from Alan Bennett.
FINE as new
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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Donna Ferrato - Love and Lust (SIGNED COPY)

Aperture, New York
Extra large Octavo size (8vo) in purple and white printed thick laminated boards, 143pp, 20pp approx of text by Ferrato, rest captioned plates in colour and b/w. This copy signed by Ferrato on the title-page in thick black ink with a heart motif over the title, additional inscription and heart motif by her on the opposing dedication leaf which reads 'Now more than ever, 2K6 after Madrid'
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unmarked and unread copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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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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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 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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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. Small printing in hardback, copies rarely turn up for sale
Inscription on half title leaf else an AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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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An Experiment in Love (SIGNED COPY)

Viking, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 259pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page and dated by her 2 March 1995
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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
1st editionHardcover
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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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501 Interpretations (Levi's 501 Jeans - Limited Edition)

Levi Strauss & Co., San Francisco
Large, thick heavy 4to. in blind embossed bright red cloth covered boards, unpaginated, approx. 220pp on thick art paper, showing 501 photos, in colour and some b/w, done by a panoply of renowned photographers, thumbnail index and text index at rear. This is copy No. 219 of 501 made. A finely produced book using high quality cloth, paper and printing, however all 501 copies have the same production fault, mild darkening of the end-papers around the hinge fold due to excess glue.
NEW unread and unmarked copy in very slightly shelf-rubbed but otherwise FINE slip-case
1st editionHardcover
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Five Posthumous Essays and other writings by William Roberts

Privately Published, Valencia
8vo in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 224pp, plates and facsimiles. William Roberts' war writings, autobiographical sketches, writing on the London art scene and dealers, Vortex, Wyndham Lewis et al, much of it previously unpublished in any form. Produced by his son, the poet and essayist J D Roberts in a very small edition, number not stated but probably around 200 copies.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionHardcover
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Eric Peters - Kreisbewegungen (SIGNED COPY)

Vandenhoeck Und Ruprecht, Gottingen
Extra Large 4to. in thick colour printed boards, 143pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in German. This copy boldly inscribed and signed by Eric Peters on the half title leaf (no other marks or inscriptions)
An almost AS NEW very clean and tight unmarked copy (very slight crease to spine ends)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Ashanti

Clarendon Press, Oxford
Heavy, large 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 348pp, 72pp photographic plates, folding chart at rear, full page map on verso of half title leaf (as issued), index etc. Collated complete
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (hint of sunning to spine and covers, page-block edges slightly tanned). An excellent copy of increasingly elusive book
1st editionHardcover
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Adolphe Sax 1814 - 1894 - His Life and Legacy (SIGNED COPY)

Egon Publishers, Baldock
1st printing of the first hardcover edition, revised from the 1980 paperback. Large 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 214pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st 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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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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