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Don Quixote De La Mancha Vol II (of four)

Printed for T. Mclean, London
8vo in nicely bound in modern red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, red deckle edges. xii + 403pp. 6 finely hand coloured full page engravings here first printed (frontispiece, and 5 bound in text)
Some very mild scattered foxing else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Bulgari - 125 Years of Italian Magnificence - Grand Palais (First printing of the English edition)

Skira, Milano / Thames & Hudson, London / Rizzoli, New York
1st printing. Large and very heavy Square 4to in gold cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 387pp on stiff glossy art paper, colour plates, numerous colour illustrations in text, chronology, bibliography etc. Chronological gazetteer of over 550 individual items of jewellery at rear, each one illustrated and fully described. Text in English throughout
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket with an almost AS NEW slip-case (some faint shelf rub)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Stealing Beauty - British Design Now (ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 3 April - 23 May 1999

ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts in association with Perrier-Jouet, London
4to in plastic ring-bound colour printed stiff card covers, 104pp on various weights and types of paper plus 8 colour printed interleaved inserts and rear colophon card
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Young Einstein - the Advent of Relativity

Adam Higler, Bristol & Boston
Large 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 255pp, plates, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (3 minute edge nicks and one very small chip to head of front panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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L'oro di Valadier - Un genio nella Roma del Settecento (Villa Medici 29 Gennaio - 8 Aprile 1997)

Fratelli Palombi, Roma
Large heavy 4to. In colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 266pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text,, bibliography etc. Text in Italian
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight tanning to page-block fore-edge)
1st editionSoftcover
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Carlo Bertocci (SIGNED COPY with ink sketch)

Il Polittico
1st printing. Extra Large 4to. in blue boards, silver lettering to spine, and front cover, 109pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Italian Inscribed and signed by Carlo Bertocci on the 2nd blank fly-leaf with a small ink sketch of a snail and candle
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (barely noticeable and neatly repaired short closed tear to top edge of rear panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Highgate Cemetery - Photographs by John Swannell (SIGNED COPY)

Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust London / Hurtwood Press, Oxted
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 88pp, mainly finely printed full page colour photos. This copy signed by John Swannell on the front fly-leaf
NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Vagram Gajfedjian 1879 - 1960

Tigran Mets
Heavy Folio in cream faux leather covered boards, 239pp on thick art paper, chronology, colour plates, etc. Text in Russian, Armenia and English
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Walk on - From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 Years of Art Walking (touring exhibition)

Art Editions North, University of Sunderland
1st printing. Large landscape Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 133pp, colour plates, etc.
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Buried Giant (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing and correct 1st issue with the plain unprinted page-block edges (some later copies had black printed page-block edges). 8vo in grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, 345pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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States - Photographs by Christopher Griffith (SIGNED COPY)

Power House Books., New York
Large folio in blind embossed grey cloth, unpaginated, approx. 180pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly photos (some folding). This copy signed by Christopher Griffith on the 2nd blank front end-paper with his studio stamp to the bottom right corner
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (very slight push or bump to top corner tips in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (short closed tear to bottom edge of rear panel, professionally repaired on verso with archival paper, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Josep Domenech - Meditations / Meditaciones (Signed Limited Edition with Signed Print)

Washington Green Fine Art Publishers, Birmingham
Square 4to in thick Japanese Vellum covered boards, gilt embossed lettering to spine and front cover, 96pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates (some folding), etc. No 162 of 480 signed copies, complete with loosely inserted as new large envelope containing a signed print on thick handmade laid paper (approx. 22 x 22 cm)
The book is AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket, all housed within a sturdy colour printed slip-case
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Yusuf Arakkal - in Solitude (SIGNED COPY)

Gallerie Sara Arakkal
Heavy Square Quarto size (4to) in illustrated red, black and grey printed boards, 169pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Text in English throughout. This copy inscribed and signed by the artist on the blank verso of the front fly-leaf
AS NEW
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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David Shrigley - Why We Got the Sack From the Museum (Complete with all postcards - as issued)

Redstone Press, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers with printed black cloth spine. Unpaginated, approx. 120pp with all front and rear thick card leaves of perforated stiff card 'postcards' still intact - a complete copy
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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A Colossal Idea - An Original Farce

Putnams, London
Small Octavo size (8vo) in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 62pp. Posthumous issue of an early play by Gilbert, which had a small printing and is now quite scarce
FINE, an exceptionally well preserved, very clean and tight barely read copy (tiny printed black star to top corner of front blank fly-leaf, some minor foxing to prelims)
1st editionHardcover
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Don Quixote De La Mancha Vol IV (of four)

Printed for T. McLean, London
8vo in nicely bound in modern red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, red deckle edges. xiii + 440pp. 6 finely hand coloured full page engravings here first printed (frontispiece, and 5 bound in text)
Some very mild scattered foxing else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Tony Blair in His Own Words (SIGNED COPY)

Politicos, London
Octavo size (8vo) in burgundy faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 281pp, index. This copy inscribed and signed by Tony Blair on the front blank fly-leaf in thick black ink
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Elements of Physics Or Natural Philosophy, General and Medical (etc.)Volume I (3rd Edition 1828) and Volume II Part I Heat and Light (1st Edition 1829) Bound as one

Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, London
Both volumes bound together, thick, heavy 8vo in half brown leather, raised bands and gilt decorations and lettering to spine, marbled boards, page-block edges and end-papers. Volume I - xlviii + 647pp, Volume II Part I - viii + 320pp . This was all that was published of Arnott's Elements of Physics or Natural Philosophy
A well preserved clean and tight VERY GOOD+ copy (cover corner tips and spine ends very slightly worn or rubbed, 2 aged ink names on title-page. A nice copy
1st editionHardcover
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Silence and Music - Selected Poems

Hutchinson, London
8vo in decorated boards, black cloth spine, black deckled top edge of page block, 143pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket (very slightly nicked along top edge, looks almost new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Science and Culture (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 231)

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston and London
Heavy Octavo size (8vo). in glazed colour printed boards (as issued), 416pp, bibliography, index
NEW unread copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends)
1st editionHardcover
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War and Peace - Ottoman - Polish Relations in the 15th 19th Centuries (Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Istanbul June 29 - September 20 1999)

Turkish Republic Ministry of Culture,general Directorate of Monuments and Museums, Istanbul
Thick, very heavy 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 462pp, colour plates, bibliography etc. Text in English throughout. PLUS loosely inserted typed letter about the exhibition to a member of the British Embassy in Ankara, from and signed by Kaya Turgut.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Henry Moore - Critical Essays

Ashgate, Aldershot
Large 8vo in white faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 266pp, plates, index etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Angelo Tassi - Paesaggi Dell' Anima (SIGNED COPY)

Nuovi Sentieri, Belluno.
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 124pp on thick glossy art paper, numerous illustrations etc. Dual text in English and Italian. Inscribed and signed by Angelo Tassi on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Official History of the Indian Armed Forces in the Second World War 1939 - 45 - Medical Services - Campaigns in the Eastern Theatre

Combined Inter-services Historical Section, India and Pakistan
Heavy, large 8vo. in dark red faux leather covered boards, gilt lettering to spine 525pp, folding maps and plans, plates, index etc. (collated complete)
A well preserved very near FINE clean and tight unread copy (gilt spine lettering dulled, very slight bump to page-block fore-edge) in a dusty, tanned and slightly edge-nicked but otherwise VERY GOOD+ Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Edgar Brandt - Master of Art Deco Ironwork

Harry N. Abrams, New York
Large heavy 4to. in grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, 240pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Vagary Papers

Remington, London
Two volumes bound as one, 8vo in the publishers' black and gilt decoratively printed red cloth, 302pp and 287pp. First issued as two separate volumes this is, strictly, the second state of the first edition, bound thus from the same sheets by the publishers and sold for 21/- (or 1 guinea) as a single volume.
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved copy (covers a little dust darkened and very slightly soiled, page-block edges very dusty)
1st editionHardcover
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Pentagram Posters (100 Posters)

Pentagram Design, London & New York
Thick small book of 100 colour printed postcards representing 'Pentagram's collective effort to transcend mere style or fashion in quest to create a provocative, interactive moment with the viewer', in fold-out stiff card covers
AS NEW
1st edition
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Values, Visions and Voices - An Anthology (SIGNED COPY)

Mainstream, Edinburgh
Large Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 256pp. This copy inscribed and signed by Gordon Brown on the front blank fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be (SIGNED COPY)

Grove Press / Evergreen Original, New York
8vo in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 96pp, photos, glossary. Inscribed (to an actor friend) and signed by the author (as Frank) on the half title leaf. Signed copies of this iconic British musical are rare
VERY GOOD+ (covers faintly tanned and very slightly edge-rubbed, mild bump to top fore-corner of page-block)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Dante and His Circle - with the Italian Poets Preceding Him (1100 - 1200 - 1300)

Ellis and White, London
2nd revised and re-arranged edition (First published 1861 as the Early Italian Poets). XXII + 468pp in original gilt ruled dark blue cloth
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (contemporary inscription on front paste-down end-paper, pages slightly tanned . Pages slightly tanned
1st editionHardcover
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