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A Severed Head

Chatto & Windus, London
8vo in light blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 107pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (slight mis-cut to top edge of front blank fly-leaf - clearly a very minor production flaw) in a FINE publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers price sticker to inner flap (rear panel faintly creased and faintly dusty)
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Horst Janssen - Drollerei - Drolligkeit. (Wahrig, Deutsches Worterbuch) Drolligkeit, Lustigkeit, Darstellung Von Menschen, Frauen, Tieren und Fabelwesen im Chorgestuhl. Drollig: Lustig, Spassig, Komisch. Auch Possenrei?er. Eigentlich: Gedrechselter Kegel.

St Gertrude, Hamburg
Large Folio in blind embossed red cloth, 117pp on stiff art paper, colour plates (one tipped in folding plate), etc. Text in German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket housed in a FINE plain card slip-case
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Recording the Classics - Maestros Music and Technology (SIGNED COPY)

Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio & London
8vo in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 186ppiit bibliog. Inscribed and signed by author on the half title leaf
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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The Painted Face - Portraits of Women in France 1814 - 1914 (SIGNED COPY)

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Large heavy 4to. in burgundy faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 276pp, colour plates, numerous colour illustrations in text, index etc. Inscribed and signed (as Tamar) by author on the title-page
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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The Victorian Society Book of the Victorian House

Aurum Press, London
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 272pp, illustrated in colour throughout, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
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McSweeney's Quarterly Concern - Issue 37

Mcsweeney's Books, San Francisco
4to in die-cut colour printed boards, 248pp, PLUS pocket at front with 64pp booklet (excerpts from John Sayles' 'A Moment in the Sun')
AS NEW
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Murder Goes to the World's Fair

Eldon Press, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue cloth, black lettering to spine. 247pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight and still quite fresh copy (hint of fading to covers) in a slightly edge-rubbed but very clean near FINE un-clipped Dust Jacket (slightly torn and rubbed at base of spine panel neatly repaired from verso with archival tape, looks fine in its protector)
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All the Usual Hours of Sleeping

Calder & Boyars, London
8vo in olive green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 233pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a faintly dusty but otherwise almost AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector). An excellent copy
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India - British-Indian Campaigns in Britain for Indian Reforms Justice and Freedom 1831 - 1947 (SIGNED COPY)

Banyan Tree Publishing, London
Large heavy 4to. in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 240pp, illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Will Maclean - Cardinal Points - Sea Reliquaries, Emigration, Arctic Exploration, Whaling and Fishing

North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks
Large landscape 4to. in stiff card covers, 70pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
A well preserved AS NEW copy
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Ringolevio - A Life Played for Keeps

Heinemann, London
Heavy, large 8vo. in pink boards, gilt lettering to spine, 495pp, with plates
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (top edge of page block slightly foxed or tanned, barely visible spot of sunning to top edge of rear cover - where the dust jacket was creased) in a VERY GOOD+ price-clipped Dust Jacket with a short closed and creased tear and some slight chipping to the top edge of rear panel, looks fine in its protector)
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Essays and Lectures

Methuen, London
1st trade edition, i.e. first printing after the 1908 limited edition. 8vo in green cloth, gilt rule and lettering to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, 244pp on laid paper
A well preserved almost FINE clean and tight copy (private bookplate on the front paste-down end-paper, page-block edges tanned, tiny speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips and spine ends. A nice copy
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Gathered Fragments - A Medley Collection of Passages From Many Authors, Which, From Time to Time and for Various Reasons, Attracted the Compiler

Privately Printed, Kettering
8vo in tan cloth backed boards, printed paper label to spine and front cover (as issued), 97pp. Inscribed and signed by author on front blank fly-leaf to John G Arlidge who has added a long signed note below the authors' inscription and a further signed note on the rear fly-leaf.
Covers and top edge of page block slightly dusty else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
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Orientteppiche - Band 1 - Kaukasische Teppiche

Battenberg, Munchen
Thick, very heavy 4to. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, map end-papers, 420pp. Text in German, mainly captioned colour photos of Caucasian rugs and carpets
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in a FINE Dust Jacket (2 very short closed edge tears, looks almost as new in its protector)
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Accidentally on Purpose - An Autobiography (SIGNED COPY)

Simon & Schuster, New York
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in black cloth backed boards, gilt lettering to spine, 432pp, plates, index etc. Warmly inscribed and signed by Michael York on the 2nd front fly-leaf
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages very slightly tanned) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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History of Greece - From the Earliest Times to its Final Subjection to Rome

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge / Baldwin & Cradock, London
Large 8vo in blind embossed green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 288pp. Written by Frederick Malkin though not acknowledged until later editions
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (page-block edges a little tanned, contemporary ink name on fly-leaf.
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A Hundred Years of Philosophy

Gerald Duckworth, London
Large 8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 523pp, index
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (gilt spine lettering dulled, top edge of page block slightly dusty), inner flaps of otherwise missing dust jacket loosely inserted
1st editionHardcover
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Rachel Reckitt 1908 - 1995 - Into the Future

PFH Agency, Taunton
Square 4to in stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 24pp on heavy stiff art paper, colour plates (with stiff opaque interleaved sheets) etc. No 267 of 1000 copies.
Almost AS NEW (slight flat crease to bottom corner tip of front cover and last 3 leaves, last unprinted semi-opaque leaf creased from poor handling)
1st editionSoftcover
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Music in Eighteenth- Century England - Essays in Memory of Charles Cudworth

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
4to in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 265pp, index musical examples in text etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (cover top edges very slightly sunned) in a spine sunned but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
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Sonnets

Michael Joseph, London.
1st printing. 8vo in boards, silver lettering to spine, 63pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (top corner tip of half title leaf clipped, pages very faintly tanned) in an almost AS NEW un-clipped Dust Jacket (very faintly tanned, looks new in its protector)
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Nic Fiddian Green - Christ (Sladmore Contemporary, London

Sladmore Contemporary, London
Very large 4to in thick boards, 62pp on stiff art paper, mainly colour plates
NEW copy
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Alexis Smith (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York November 22 1991 - February 29 1992 and Touring)

Whitney Museum of American Art / Rizzoli, New York
Thick, heavy 4to. in red cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 243pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (rear cover faintly dusty, hint of sunning to spine)
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Dogancay

Hudson Hills Press, New York
Thick, very heavy 4to in blind embossed black cloth, white lettering to spine, 249pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly edge-creased but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
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Writing Under Tyranny - English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Heavy, large 8vo. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 556pp, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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An Exhibition of Master Drawings (Colnaghi: New York 5 - 22 May / Paris 9 - 19 June / London 30 June - 9 July 1993)

Colnaghi, New York
Large 4to. in heavy boards, unpaginated, approx. 130pp, 57 works each with colour and b/w plates, etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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The China Trade 1600 - 1860 (Royal Pavilion Art Gallery 1986)

Royal Pavilion Art Gallery & Museums, Brighton
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 158pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to page-block edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Greek Tragedy Into Film

Croom Helm, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 199pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Where Nobody Sees (SIGNED COPY)

Gollancz, London
8vo in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 176pp. Long inscription on the front blank fly-leaf by the author, signed by him (as Jim) and dated May 1987
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Music and Medicine - Vol / Volume 3 - Chopin Smetana Tchaikovsky Mahler - Notes on Their Lives Works and Medical Histories

Medi-ed Press, Bloomington
Heavy 8vo. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and decoration to front cover, 400pp, illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Lucian Freud - Paintings

Thames & Hudson, London
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in tan cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 135pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in a very slightly spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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