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Sarsum Corda - Clapham High School Magazine - No 2 spring 1900

Clapham High School, London
Tall Octavo size (8vo). in stiff card covers, 48pp
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (covers slightly tanned and dusty, short closed but creased tear to top edge of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Choral Preludes Nos. 5, 6 & 7 (SIGNED COPY)

F. W. Smith & Lewis, Leicester
Quarto size (4to) in printed paper wrappers, 13pp choral score (2 bass 1 treble clef). Inscribed and signed by the composer on the front cover. PLUS loosely inserted Bodnant Press printed single leaf circulars No 18 July 28th 1949 and No 19 January 1 1950
Covers very slightly foxed and faintly dusty, tiny crease to bottom corner tips else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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A Closed Eye (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. 8vo in grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, 255pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (hint of sunning to cover edge tips) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Flash- Back - Stories of My Youth (SIGNED COPY)

C W Beaumont, London
8vo in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 106pp. This copy signed by the author on the verso of the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Sarsum Corda - Clapham High School Magazine - No V / 6 Spring 1904

Clapham High School, London
Tall Octavo size (8vo). in stiff card covers, 67pp, plus loosely inserted two folded leaves printed one side only showing reproductions of 6 sketch views of school buildings (as issued)
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (covers slightly tanned and faintly dusty)
1st editionSoftcover
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Prohibition - the Era of Success (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
Heavy 8vo. in tan cloth, red panel with gilt lettering to spine, 508pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by the author (as Andrew) on the front blank fly-leaf. The recipient was Michael Leverson Meyer (1921- 2000 translator, biographer, journalist and dramatist) and this copy is from his private collection.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned and slightly dusty but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
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Traditional Tapa Textiles of the Pacific

Thames and Hudson, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 160pp, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, hint of sunning to spine)
1st editionSoftcover
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Transforming the Common Place - Selections From Laurie Olin's Sketchbooks

Princeton Architectural Press, New York
Large landscape 4to in silver embossed black cloth, unpaginated, approx. 80pp, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Prehistory of Orkney BC 4000 - 1000 AD

Edinburgh University Press
Heavy 8vo. in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 304pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in an FINE complete Dust Jacket (hint of creasing to top edges, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Performing the American Frontier 1870 - 1906 Series Number 13 Hardback

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 281pp, plates, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Playing Companies and Commerce in Shakespeare's Time

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 198pp, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of shelf rub to bottom edge of spine) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Illegitimate - Theatre in London 1770 - 1840

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
8vo in black boards, silver lettering to spine, 278pp, plates, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Ritual Art of India

Thames & Hudson, London
Large 4to. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 175pp on thick art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (hint of tanning to inner flaps). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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John Masefield's Letters From the Front 1915 - 1917 (SIGNED COPY)

Constable, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 307pp, bibliography, index. Inscribed and signed by Peter Vansittart on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a very slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Water Under the Bridges

Hodder & Stoughton, London
8vo in navy blue buckram, gilt lettering to spine, 228pp, portrait frontispiece, index. This copy is from the private collection of H R H The Duke of Gloucester (Prince Henry 1900 - 1974) at Kensington Palace and has his stamp to that effect on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves)
Hardcover
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The Motor Year Book 1950

Temple Press, London
4to in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, and front cover, 199pp, full page photos's and numerous illustrations in text, adverts at rear
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned) in a slightly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (tiny chip to head of spine panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Modern Dance - Techniques and Teaching (SIGNED COPY and Dame Ninette De Valois Association Copy)

A S Barnes, New York
4to in yellow printed blue boards, 191pp. This copy has a fulsome inscription to Ninette de Valois which is signed by both Gertrude Shurr and Rachael Dunaven Yocom. In 1963 Dame Ninette gave the book to a London dance school, it is inscribe in ink by her own hand ' Presented by Dame Ninette De Valois / Jan. 1963'
VERY GOOD- (library marking to verso of title-page and bottom edge of front fly-leaf only, mild tape marks to lower spine, otherwise a very good clean and tight copy)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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The Cinder Path (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Slim 8vo in blue boards, silver lettering to spine, 58pp. Inscribed and signed by author (as Andrew) on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Ground Beneath Her Feet (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 575pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Mexico - A Revolution in Art 1910 - 1940 (Royal Academy of Arts, London 6 july - 29 September 2013)

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Large heavy 4to. in illustrated thick boards, 221pp, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Kalliopi Lemos - All is to Be Dared (Gazelli Art House, London 16 March - 29 Aperil 2018)

Gazelli Art House, London
4to in tan thick linen covered boards, black lettering to spine and front cover, 96pp on stiff art paper mainly colour plates
NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionHardcover
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Jean Manzon (Almeida e Dale Galeria de Arte, Sao Paulo 2019)

Almeida E Dale Galeria De Arte, Sao Paulo
4to in embossed stiff card covers, 104pp, mainly finely printed reproductions of Manzon's monochrome photos of the indigenous Brazilians
NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Piero Guccione - Tra Sublimee Quotidiano - (Between Sublime and Ordinary) (Galleria Tega, Milan 2013)

Fiumano Fine Art, Londra / Galleria Tega, Milan
Square 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 63pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in English and Italian
NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Alexander Creswell - En Plein Air - Sketches - Drawings - Watercolours (Portland Gallery, London 14 October - 5 November 2010)

Portland Gallery, London
Large square 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 64pp on stiff glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unread and unmarked copy
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Mark Gertler - Paintings & Drawings (Camden Arts Centre, London 17 January - 8 March 1992 and touring)

Camden Arts Centre, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 95pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Avigdor Arikha - Recent Work (Marlborough Fine Art, London 7 June - 15 July 2006)

Marlborough Fine Art, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 48pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Private view invitation card loosely inserted
NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Andrew Wyeth - Memory and Magic (High Museum of Art, Atlanta 25 November 2005 - 26 February 2006 and touring)

High Museum of Art, Atlanta / Rozzoli, New York
1st printing. Extra Large and heavy 4to. in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 223pp on thick art paper, colour plates, index etc
NEW unmarked copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Art of Margot Fonteyn

Dance Books, London
Heavy 4to. in thick linen covered boards gilt lettering to spine, photo end-papers, Fonteyn's facsimile signature to half title leaf, unpaginated, approx. 280pp. PLUS Yehudi Menuhin's compliments card (with the Mr corrected to Mrs in green ink, hence from his wife, the ballerina and actor Diana Gould) paper-clipped to the title-page (removable)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
HardcoverDustjacket
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Hermann Rastorfer - Lebenslinien - Facetten Einer Kreativen Personlichkeit

Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich, St Moritz, Zug
Heavy 4to. in thick boards, unpaginated, approx. 200pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in German
NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionHardcover
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Carl Plackman - Scultpure Drawing Writing (Beyond Appearances - the Sculpture of Carl Plackman / Huddersfield Art Gallery 27 January - 7 April 2007 and touring)

Huddersfield Art Gallery
Heavy extra large 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 168pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc.
NEW unread and unmarked copy
1st editionSoftcover
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