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Excavations At Jericho - Volume One / Vol 1 - The Tombs Excavated in 1952 - 4

British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 585pp including plates and maps (some folding)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy still close to new (hint of tanning to page-block edges)
1st editionHardcover
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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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Kitty North - Love and Landscape (SIGNED copy with ink sketch)

Swan Mead, Skipton
Quarto size (4to) in pale blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 95pp, colour plates, etc. Inscribed an signed by North, with a small ink sketch by her, on the half title leaf
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Henri Cartier-Bresson - The Face of Asia

Thames & Hudson, London
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in black linen covered boards, silver lettering to spine, silver embossed logo to front cover, 207pp, mainly captioned and finely reproduced photos
An extremely well preserved FINE copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket (faintly edge-creased, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Six Pieces Selected From the Celebrated Opera of Cosi Fan Tutte Composed by Mozart, Adapted for the Piono Forte Or Harp with an Accompaniment for the Flute ad libitum by F Fiorillo - 1st Set

Rt. Birchall, 133 New Bond Street, London
Folio size, sewn 8 leaves thus: engraved title-page, complete 14pp piano score only (no flute part) with blank rear sheet
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (neat paper tape as repair or strengthening along cover spine, scattered pencilled fingering easily and cleanly erased when tested)
Softcover
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Our Indian Empire - The History of the Wonderful Rise of British Supremacy in Hindustan (1st Edition)

Samuel Tinsley, London
Octavo size (8vo) in publishers original blind and gilt embossed brown cloth, 346pp, plus 16pp publishers ads at rear (dated April 1876)
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ very clean and tight copy (name and mild signs of erasure to front blank end-papers, page-block edges mildly tanned). An excellent copy of the very scarce first edition
1st editionHardcover
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New Controversial Discussions - Experiences of Difference (British Institute of Integrative Psychotherapy - March 1997)

British Institute of Integrative Psychotherapy, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff card covers with black cloth spine, 111pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Sylvia Plachy's Unguided Tour (SIGNED COPY)

Aperture, New York
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in photo illustrated laminated boards (as issued), unpaginated, approx. 140pp, mainly captioned photos with floppy 33 rpm music disc in photo illustrated pocket at rear. This copy signed by Sylvia Plachy on the 2nd fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
Hint of sunning to spine, very slight cover corner bumping else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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A Television Notebook with Drawings by Feliks Topolski - CBS Television - 1957

CBS, New York
Square Quarto size (4to) in black faux leather, gilt embossed '1957' within a blind embossed CBS logo to front cover with, red and black printed CBS logo end-papers. 2 page to a week notebook / diary with 52 nearly full page drawings by Topolski on each right hand page
A well preserved FINE copy (page-block edges slightly tanned, contents are clean and completely unmarked)
1st 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 copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences etc for the (complete) Year 1836 No 989 January 2 1836 - No 1041 December 31 1836 - 53 issues with index at rear

Literary Gazette, London
Thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). bound in full brown calf, 854pp (includes original advert leaves etc), blue speckled edges, scattered red duty stamps to bottom corner tips of a few leaves (the journal was subject to 'stamp duty' taxation). Includes reviews for Pickwick Club etc
Aside from the lack of a large part of the leather spine and with a detached but present front cover, this is otherwise a a well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight unread or barely read condition, the page leaves are all exceedingly clean and fresh.
1st editionHardcover
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A Place to Stand (SIGNED COPY)

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 250pp. Inscribed to 'Gillian and Richard / With love' (being Gillian Tyndall the novelist and social historian) and signed by the author on the title-page
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (pages slightly tanned, extremely slight spine lean - looks like a minor production flaw) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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The Theatre of Mixed Means - An introduction to Happenings, Kinetic Environments, and other mixed-means performances

R K Editions, New York
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers, 311pp, bibliog, index. This copy has been inscribed by kinetic artist David Medalla (and performance art partner of Adam Nankervis) on the half title leaf and also inscribed by him on the title-page. There is a third inscription from Ethel Kostelanetz on the blank verso of the title-page
Spine moderately sunned, few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, else about FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
Softcover
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Poems

Published by the author in London
String tied landscape Quarto size (4to) in rough cut yellow stiff card covers, 53pp. A hand-made book with title and authors' initials in ink on front cover, single sided leaves of carbon copies, number 13 of 15 copies only, numbered and signed by Roberts on both the title-page and rear limitation leaf
FINE (covers faintly dusty and tanned, leaves faintly tanned)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Personae - Collected Shorter Poems of Ezra Pound

Faber & Faber, London
Octavo size (8vo) in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 287pp, index at rear. In the publisher-price-clipped dust jacket with printed price of 21s on lower edge of inner flap, as issued
An almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (merest hint of tanning, minute spot of rub to bottom corner tip of front flap fold). An extremely well preserved copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Ai Weiwei - with Milk, Find Something Everybody Can Use - Intervention in the Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion

Actar / Fundacio Mies Van Der Rohe, Barcelona
This is the correct first edition and 1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in white printed light brown corrugated card covers, 34pp, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Anna Pugh (with) Catalogue Raisonne 1987 - 2006

Frances Lincoln / Lucy B Campbell Fine Art, London
Extra Large landscape Quarto size (4to) in grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 149pp, colour plates, etc
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Saturn and its System - Containing discussions of the motions and telescopic appearance of the planet Saturn, its Satellites, and Rings, the nature of the Rings, and the habitability of Saturn. To which are appended notes on Chaldaean Astronomy, Laplace's Nebular Theory, and a series of tables with explanatory notes, and explanations of astronomical terms

Chatto & Windus, London
8vo in sky blue cloth, black lettering to spine with black and grey printed Saturn design to spine and front cover. 211pp, 13pp engraved plates - some double page (all called for and all present) plus illustrations in text. First published in 1865 this is Proctor's much revised and better 2nd Edition
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (spine a little tanned, thin sliver of slight creasing to spine ends, prize inscription on front blank fly-leaf dated 1922). A nice copy
Hardcover
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Mirza Aqa Imami - Persian Painting and Sookht Art

Printing and Publishing Organization of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Tehran
Large Folio in dark brown faux-leather covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 76pp on thick art paper (plus 12pp Iranian text at rear - English text at front), mainly finely printed colour plates of Mirza Aqa Imami's highly intricate painting.
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket housed in a strong as new slipcase with gilt lettering to spine
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Nina Mae Fowler - Measuring Elvis (SIGNED COPY)

Cob Gallery, London
1st printing. Large heavy Folio in black cloth, white lettering to spine, embossed circular photo to front cover, 195pp on stiff art paper, plates etc. This copy signed by Nina Mae Fowler on the title-page and dated by her 10. 12. 15
NEW copy
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Out of Actions - Between Performance and the Object 1949 - 1979

Thames & Hudson, New York & London
Thick, very heavy 4to in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 407pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, artist index, bibliography etc
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Gino Guida - Opere dal 1959 al 2004 *** SIGNED COPY ***

Palazzo Rospigliosi, Zagarolo
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 154pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in Italian. Published to coincide with the exhibition at Palazzo Rospigliosi, Zagarolo 16 Aprile - 13 Maggio 2004. This copy warmly inscribed and signed by Gino Guida on the title-page
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st 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
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Ramon Torres Mendez - Pintor de la Nueva Granada 1809 - 1885

Fondo Cultural Cafetero, Bogota
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 237pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, catalogue of known works, bibliog, etc. Text in Spanish
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves, minute speck of creasing to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Joshua Lutz - Hesitating Beauty

Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam
1st printing. 4to in colour printed thick boards, 90pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Carpets and Textiles in the Iranian World 1400 - 1700 - Proceedings of the Conference held at the Ashmolean Museum on 30 - 31 August 2003

May Beattie Archive / Ashmolean Museum, Oxford / Bruschettini Foundation for Islamic Art and Asian Art, Genoa
Thick, heavy 4to. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 260pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliog, index, map end-papers etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Xul Solar - A Spiritualistic Utopia (ENGLISH EDITION)

Pan Klub Foundation / Xul Solar Museum, Buenos Aires
Large heavy 4to. in black cloth, 232pp, colour plates, bibliog, etc., errata slip tipped in at front (as issued). Text in English throughout. NB The same ISBN number is used for both the Spanish and English editions.
An extremely well preserved NEW unread copy copy in a NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Jackson's Dilemma (SIGNED COPY)

Chatto & Windus, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 249pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. A superb copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Louise Bourgeois - L'Araignee et les Tapisseries

Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
Octavo size (8vo) in brown cloth backed boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 88pp, plates in colour and some b/w, some sepia with tissue guard, facsimile letter, receipts etc bound in, plus loosely inserted presentation card from Iwan Wirth. printed in gilt embossed lettering. One only 750 copies specially made for the exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, Zurich 15 June - 26 July 2014
AS NEW
1st editionHardcover
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London Lesbian & Gay Pride 1985 - Original Pride '85 Badge - 3rd Issue

London Lesbian & Gay Pride Organising Committee, London
Original 1.5 inch diameter lapel badge. This is one of the third tranche of Pride '85 badges, made in January or February 1985 on a hand-operated badge press and with the pink colouring done by hand. The design is a variant on the original badge design by John Williams, having rather better artwork than the previous versions, with the date of the march, 29th June, above the logo and 'I'll be there!' below it. Approximately 300 of this third type were made. This is the last of the hand-made badges, afterwards all Pride '85 badges were made by a commercial supplier and were of the same diameter, but thinner and noticeably flatter. Full provenance is available.
Almost AS NEW - in fine bright condition
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