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Niki de Saint Phalle - Gods (Gimpel Fils, London June 19 to Sept 7 1991)

Gimpel Fils, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers, 24pp, plates in colour and b/w etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (covers faintly tanned and dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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Who's Who in Boswell?

Blackwell / Shakespeare Head Press, Oxford
1st printing. Crown Octavo size (8vo) in light blue cloth, 366pp
An exceptionally well preserved FINE barely read copy (inscription on front blank fly-leaf, slight dust darkening to spine, faint slight bump to front cover top corner tip)
1st editionHardcover
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Cocteau - English Edition (Pompidou Centre / Montreal Museum)

Centre Pompidou / Paul Holberton Publishing, London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in stiff card self wrappers, 413pp, numerous plates in colour and b/w, etc. To accompany the Pompidou Centre / Montreal Museum exhibitions 2003 - 2004. Text in English throughout
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Patriot's Progress - Being the Vicissitudes of Pte. John Bullock

Bles, London
1st Trade Edition, 1st printing thus. Large Octavo size (8vo) in ornately gilt embossed red cloth
An extremely well preserved FINE very bright, clean and tight unread or barely read copy (faint sunning to spine, page-block edges slightly foxed). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
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Private Views of Snowdonia (SIGNED COPY)

Gomer Press / Snowdonia Society, Llandysul
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 95pp, finely reproduced colour photos with accompanying text. This copy is inscribed and signed by Steve Lewis on the front blank fly-leaf.
AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (slightly oversize and therefore slightly creased along the top edges, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Viewpoints - The Craig Easton 3i Photography Collection

Driftwood Design & Publishing, London
Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in grey cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover. 128pp, mainly colour plates of Easton's architectural and city-scape photos
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Burning Horses - Photographs by Steven Baranik

Ram Press, New York
Square Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 50pp, plates etc. One of only 400 copies printed
An almost AS NEW copy (tiny slight bump to bottom front corner tip
1st editionSoftcover
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Peking - (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
Quarto size (4to).161pp, plates in colour and b/w. Signed by Felix Greene on title page (no other inscription)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW barely read copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (faintly edge-creased, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Correspondence of William James - Volume 1(Vol I) - William and Henry - 1861-1884

University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville and London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). 477pp, index, etc
Minor spine crease, Few spots of slight cover shelf-rub else FINE in FINE+ complete Dust Jacket, a very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Lost Ego With Five Outback Myths (Signed limited edition)

Moon Books, Perth
Hardback Small Quarto size (4to), 25pp. No 254 of a limited edition of 500 copies, each numbered and with a colour litho signed by Moon
AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute speck of rub to flap fold corner tips)
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That Infernal Triangle

Hale, London
1st printing. 8vo, 190pp
FINE in lightly edge-rubbed near FINE complete Dust Jacket, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Valuable Property - The Life Story of Michael Todd (SIGNED COPY)

Arbor House, New York
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in red cloth backed boards, black lettering to spine, 369pp, plates, index. Inscribed and signed by Michael Todd Jr (as Michael) and additionally signed by Susan McCarthy Todd (as Susan). The inscription by Michael Todd reads Dear ----- / It turns out this was easier to get finished than to get 'Herself' started. Thanks and all the best.'. 'Herself' is Elizabeth Taylor who was very late in providing her foreword for the book
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute speck of rub to flap fold corner tips, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Here I Stand - Perspective From Another Point of View

Colombia University Press, New York
Small Quarto size (4to). 195pp, Illustrations in text, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Bank of England - Issued by the Court of Directors on the Occasion of the Festival of Britain 1951

Governor and Company of the Bank of England, London
Quarto size (4to) booklet in thin card wraps with silk tie. 12pp plus plates in colour and b/w
Wrappers lightly edge-chipped and rubbed, a little foxed, and dusty in the margins. Closed tears to spine fold internally very clean and tight copy and overall a VERY GOOD copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Book of Flying (in the scarce Dust Jacket)

Evans Brothers, London
Quarto size (4to) in blue cloth, gilt lettering. 239pp, colour plates, illustrated in text, index etc. With the very scarce pictorial dust-wrapper
Top edge of page block slightly dusty else almost FINE, an unusually well preserved, very clean and tight copy in an edge-creased but very clean VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (small chips to flap fold corners and spine ends and a few short closed edge-tears, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Preservation and the Management of Library Collections (1996 Revised and Enlarged 2nd Edition)

Library Association Publishing, London
Octavo size (8vo), 180pp, bibliography, index etc
NEW in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Jugg (SIGNED COPY)

Scolar Press, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in orange faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 111pp. Inscribed 'Best wishes' and signed by Dunbar and by James Dunbar who has signed himself as Jugg by name and also with a large ink drawing of the eponymous Jugg
Top cover corner tips mildly bumped else FINE in FINE complete Dust Jacket still very close to new
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Sotheby's Decorative Arts Award Exhibition 1988 (Sotheby's, London 15 August to 29 August 1988)

Sotheby's, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card covers. 88pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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4 Dada Suicides - Selected Texts of Arthur Cravan, Jacques Rigaut, Julien Torma and Jacques Vache (Atlas Anti-Classic 2 / Special boxed edition 2005)

Atlas Press, London
Small square Quarto size (4to) in printed paper wraps 239pp, plates, facsimiles etc in text etc, in illustrated card box. One of 1, 000 copies printed
NEW unread copy in NEW box
1st editionSoftcover
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Csontvary

Corvina Press, Budapest
Folio size in red embossed linen covered boards, frontispiece, 115pp text with illustrations in text, plus 24 full page colour plates, plus 84 b/w plates at rear, bibliography, Text in English throughout. This is the first and best edition, later editions were greatly abridged
Top edges slightly tanned else FINE in FINE complete Dust Jacket but with a small chip to head of spine panel, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Tony Feher (Pace Wildenstein, New York March 21 - April 26 2008)

PaceWildenstein, New York
Large tall Quarto size (4to). in thick colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 58pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Youth in Revolt

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
Octavo size (8vo) in brown buckram, gilt lettering to spine, 294pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages very slightly tanned, faint'ish signs of off-setting from the (now lacking) dust jacket to rear cover
1st editionHardcover
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Mother Millett (SIGNED COPY)

Verso, London
Small Octavo size (8vo). in red faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 308pp. Inscribed to a friend and signed in full by Millet on front blank fly-leaf
AS NEW unread copy in AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Hannah Collins - The Hunter's Space (Chisenhale Gallery, London, 1995 and touring)

Chisenhale Gallery, London, 1995 Pamphlet Used
Large Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff card, folded self wrappers. Unpaginated, approx. 20pp, plates etc. some folding. Uncommon
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Shoes and Famous Feet - From the Autobiography of Salvatore / Ferragamo Scarpe e Piedi Famosi - Dall' Autobiografia di Salvatore Ferragamo

Museo Salvator Ferragamo / Leonardo Arte, Milano
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 175pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Text in English and Italian
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Seven Stories About Modern Art in Africa

Flammarion, Paris / Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Large, heavy Quarto size (4to) in red Faux cloth black lettering to spine and front cover. 319pp, plates in colour and b/w etc. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (tiny faint bump to bottom corner tip of front cover) in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Wembley - Where Else (Wembley Stadium)

Wembley Staduim Ltd / Tabcom Marketing, London
Large tall Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 79pp, numerous illustrations in text (mainly colour). Illustrated history and detailed description of the old Wembley Stadium
FINE, awell preserved and very clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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'MTM' Quality Television

British Film Institute (BFI), London
Thick Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine, 308pp, plates etc. Detailed history of the Mary Tyler Moore TV company and its productions (Hill Street Blues, Phyllis and Rhoda, Lou Grant etc)
An almost AS NEW copy (Tslight crease to bottom edge of spine, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (very slightly corner rubbed, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Problem of Leisure

George Routledge, London
Octavo size (8vo) in green cloth, black lettering to spine. 276pp, bibliography, index
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (spine slightly dust darkened, faint surface crease to bottom corner of rear cover, pages very slightly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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Kurt Schwitters 1887 - 1948 (Lord's Gallery, London October - November 1958)

Lord's Gallery, London
Small landscape Quarto size (4to) in die-cut colour printed stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 40pp including plates, and half height yellow interleave
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (covers faintly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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