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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 protector)
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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 protector)
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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
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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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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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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 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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Peacehaven 50 47' 08''N - North Sea, Near Tunstall 53 45' 38''N (SIGNED COPY)

Published by John Wildgoose
Large landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed boards. Unpaginated, approx. 100pp colour photos with map reference points. Limited Edition. of 360 copies, signed by John Wildgoose
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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African Laughter

Published by the Photographer
Limited edition, number 24 of 50 copies). Quarto size (4to) in dark brown paper covered boards, black title to front cover. 12 full page silver gelatin prints each with tissue guard, done on hand made paper. 2pp brief text. This copy also inscribed by Gilbertson on title-page
AS NEW
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Tony Jones Artist and Teacher 1964 - 94 Sculpture, Painting and Works on Paper (SIGNED COPY)

University of Western Australia School of Architecture and Fine Arts
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed card covers. 52pp, plates in colour and b/w etc. Signed by the artist on the title-page
An almost AS NEW copy (faint shelf rub to spine tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Leo - The First Business Computer

Hasler Publishing, Wokingham
1p Large Octavo size (8vo) in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 272pp, plates, index etc. On the J Lyons and Co. development of the Leo computer begun in 1947
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute crease to bottom corner tip of front cover from mild bumping) in a slightly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Robert Morris - A Path Towards the Center of the Knot

Fattoria Di Celle, Santomato Di Pistoia
4to bound in grey felt covers with overlaid corrugated card, cream linen spine. No. 201 of 1500 hand numbered copies. 87pp on heavy art paper, plates in colour and b/w index etc
An almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (spine faintly dusty, slight push to corrugated card at cover edge-tips)
1st editionHardcover
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Satty - Time Zone (SIGNED COPY)

Straight Arrow Books, San Francisco
Large Quarto size (4to). in illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 155pp mainly reproductions of the artist's collages and reworked images. This copy has been signed in pencil by Satty on the half title leaf just below the illustration
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (tiny spot of shelf rub to cover corner tips, small inscription (not by Satty) on the front blank fly-leaf, pages very slightly tanned)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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La Ceramique Contemporaine

Compagnie des Arts Photomecaniques, Paris
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 104pp, numerous plates in colour and b/w. An excellent survey of contemporary modern ceramics. Text in French
A well preserved near FINE clean and copy (covers a little tanned, mild shelf rub to cover corner tips, faint flat crease to top corner tip of rear cover)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Sandro Chia Recent Paintings (Waddington Galleries, London 23 November - 17 December 1994) SIGNED COPY

Waddington Galleries, London
Large Folio size in stiff glossy card covers, 39pp, 11 colour plates. This copy very boldly inscribed and signed by Sandro Chia on the front blank fly-leaf with additional inscriptions signed by Caprice Conroy and Norman Rosenthal (as Norman) and a further unsigned inscription from fewllow artist Joe Tilson . Private view invitation card loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight bump to fore-edge cover corner tips)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Collage Assemblage and the Found Object

Phaidon, London
Thick, large and heavy Quarto size (4to) in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 336pp, numerous colour and b/w illustrations, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to spine panel)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Fantasy for Flute

Published by the Author, Camden, London
Quarto size (4to) in sewn stiff card covers, 8pp poem with cover illustration and two full page drawings by William Roberts.
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (covers slightly tanned and dusty, tiny specks of shelf rub to cover corner tips). An excellent copy of a scarce item
1st editionSoftcover
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Presque Sarajevo (Signed copy with original ink sketch)

Atrabile, Geneve
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers, 48pp comic stip novel. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by Wazem (and for Karla his partner) with a large ink sketch on the title page
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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