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Sarah Lucas - God is Dad (Signed Limited Edition)

Sarah Coles HQ, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in black, rough woven cloth, white lettering to spine. Unpaginated, approx. 80pp, illustrated. Artists book published to coincide with an exhibition of the same name, in an edition of 1000, this being one of 150 signed by both Lucas and Garby
NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Slang To-day and Yesterday - with a short historical sketch and vocabularies of English American and Australian Slang (today)

George Routledge & Sons, London
Large thick 8vo in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 476pp, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly foxed or tanned) in a spine tanned, slightly foxed and slightly edge-nicked but otherwise VERY GOOD Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its protector). An unusually nice copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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
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Opened Ground Poems 1966 - 1996

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in green boards, orange lettering to spine, 478pp
An extremely well preserved NEW unread copy in an unclipped NEW Dust Jacket. A superb copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Nathan Coley (with signed card)

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
Large 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 143pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. PLUS loosely inserted signed card from Nathan Coley on his headed stationary.
NEW unread copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Mapplethorpe (Hayward Gallery, London 19 September 17 November 1996)

Hayward Gallery, London / Electa, Milan
Large heavy 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 323pp, plates etc. PLUS loosely inserted printed card corrigenda
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (single mild reading crease to spine). An excellent copy
1st editionSoftcover
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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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London Lesbian & Gay Pride 1985 - Original Pride '85 Badge - 2nd Issue

London Lesbian & Gay Pride Organising Committee, London
Original 1.5 inch diameter lapel badge. This is one of the second tranche Pride '85 badges, made in October 1984 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 a black triangle with pink border and lettering. Because it was a slow process only 200 of this second type were made. Full provenance is available.
Almost AS NEW - in fine bright condition
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Shapes in the Fire

Tartarus Press, Leyburn
8vo in red and gilt embossed orange faux cloth, xvii + 233pp. Number 235 of 300 copies printed
AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Maggi Hambling - Touch - Works on Paper (British Museum, London 8 September 2016 - 29 January 2017) **** SIGNED COPY ****

Lund Humphries / British Museum, London
Large 4to. in thick boards, 144pp, colour plates, etc. Signed by Hambling and dated 2016 on the title-page
NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Colour in Display

Blandford Press, London
Octavo size (8vo) in green cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 131pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, foldout linen-backed colour chart at rear. First book from the author of 'The Naked Civil Servant'
A well preserved FINE copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty, page-block edges faintly tanned) in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (tiny chip to head of spine panel, rear panel and inner flaps slightly foxed and dusty, looks fine in its transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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America and Alfred Stieglitz - A Collective Portrait

Literary Guild, New York
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in textured black cloth covered boards, inverse silver lettering to spine, 339pp, index, chronology, list of exhibitions etc. Plus 32 single sided plates, being 'Representative Work Shown At 291, the Intimate Gallery and An American Place'. This copy with the bookplate of Nicholas Samstag (American writer and art collector 1904 1968) on the front paste-down end-paper.
VERY GOOD- a clean and tight copy (end-papers and page-block edges moderately browned, mild wear to spine ends, silver lettering to spine a little rubbed)
1st editionHardcover
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Arthur Melville ARSA, RSW, RWS 1855 - 1904 (Dundee Museums and Art Galleries Touring exhibition 1977)

City of Dundee Dristrict Council., Dundee
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 20pp, illustrations in text, etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionSoftcover
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Damien Hirst - Corpus - Drawings 1981 - 2006 (First Edition)

Gagosian Gallery, New York / Other Criteria, London
1st printing. Lavish, thick, heavy Quarto size (4to). in black printed linen covered boards, gilt embossed black leather label to spine 411pp plates in colour and b/w (many folding), photos, etc. Comprehensive monograph to accompany Hirst's retrospective 'Corpus - Drawings 1981 - 2006' at the Gagosian
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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Steve McQueen (ICA, London 30 January - 21 March / Kunsthalle, Zurich 12 June - 15 August 1999)

ICA / Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated boards, 54pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc. Text in English throughout
Mild sunning and bumping to boards else FINE, an otherwise well preserved clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Books of Albion - the Collected Writings of Peter Doherty

Orion, London
1st printing. Heavy 4to. in thick, colour printed boards, 321pp colour printed facsimile of Doherty's notebooks and photos (plus Editor's Notes at rear). A scarce copy of the first edition first printing
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Eastward Ha! (SIGNED COPY)

Eyre Methuen, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 126pp. This copy signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Patrick Hughes - Left to Write - Collected Writings (Signed Copy)

Flowers East, London
Published on the occasion of Hughs' exhibition at Flowers East 'Perspectivirtuoso' (19 September to 18 October 2008). Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in red and grey printed stiff card covers, 407pp with numerous colour and line illustrations. This copy signed in thick black ink by Hughes on the first title leaf (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight bumping to bottom corner of page-block fore-edge - from poor handling)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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David Shrigley - Kill Your Pets (SIGNED COPY)

Redstone Press, London
1st printing. Small square Octavo size (8vo) in black printed day-glow orange stiff card covers. Unpaginated, approx. 80pp. Signed (with no other inscription) by Shrigley on fly-leaf (as D Shrig - his usual signature)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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The Site - Photographic Plates - Fi McGhee (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION)

Privately Published, London
Large Quarto size (4to) in boards with cloth spine, die-cut half height dustwrapper and die-cut end leaves (as issued). 47pp on high quality paper showing 21 beautifully reproduced photos. Limited Signed edition, No. 33 of 600
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Opere Complete di Giambatista Casti - In Un Volume

Parigi, Libreria Europea Di Baudry
Quarto size (4to) in ornately gilt decorated parchment backed marbled boards with parchment corner pieces, gilt lettered black label to spine, 444pp and 375pp, portrait frontispiece
VERY GOOD (spine and covers dusty and rubbed, very mild surface crack to bottom half of front outer hinge, end-leaves tanned and beginning to fox, ink inscription on fly-leaf, dated 1917, contents otherwise very clean and tight)
1st editionHardcover
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J B Vuillaume - Sa Vie et son Oeuvre

W E Hill, London
4to in paper covered boards with faux leather spine, 207pp text, 80pp plates in colour and b/w (mainly facsimiles, violins and bows), text in English, French and German
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Rutland Dirty Weekend Book (SIGNED COPY)

Methuen / Two Continents, New York
Large 4to. in red and black printed stiff card covers with full cover Dust Jacket on glossy paper, unpaginated, approx. 92pp (including inserts) on various types and size of coloured paper and thin card (this copy collated complete). This copy signed by Eric Idle on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved almost FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to top edge, top corner tip of page-block fore-edge faintly creased from mild bumping) in a slightly edge-rubbed near FINE Dust Jacket. A nice copy
Signed copy1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Alejandro Burset (Primer ensayo)

Mascardi, Buenos Aires
Hardback Large Quarto size (4to). Approx 100pp photos, 1 pp text in Spanish. Includes some of the photographers homo-erotic pictures
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint surface crease to top corner tip of front cover) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Tortilla Flat

Heinemann, London
1st printing. 8vo in steel blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 313pp
An extremely well preserved very near FINE very clean and tight barely read copy (slight fading to spine, page-block edges slightly foxed)
1st editionHardcover
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Ryan McGinley - Olympic Swimmers (Boxed Set)

Opening Ceremony / Ryan McGinley, New York
1st Printing, 1st issue. 16 gloss colour photos housed in a gilt embossed white glossy card box. Published by McGinley, each photograph is printed on art card, approx 4 x 5 inches, and are a portfolio depicting Athens Olympic swimmers in action during August 2004, commissioned by the New York Times Magazine for publication that August. Each print has the copyright date of August 2004 printed on the reverse, but these sets of boxed prints were not produced until 2006 when 500 copies were made in an unnumbered edition.
NEW in NEW box (hint of tanning to box)
1st editionHardcover
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Gross Arnold (Signed copy with ink sketch)

Published by the Artist, Hungary
Small landscape 4to in red cloth, silver embossed border and lettering to front cover, unpaginated, approx. 60pp on thick art paper, brief text in German, English and Hungarian mainly colour plates. Signed and hand numbered (304) by Arnold Gross at the rear. Also inscribed and signed by Gross in mirror writing (reversed script - a skill the artist was adept with) with an ink sketch on the half title leaf
AS NEW
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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The Royal Art Lodge - Ask the Dust - Dictionary of Received Ideas (Drawing Center, New York January 18 - March 8 2003 and Touring)

The Drawing Center, New York / Power Plant, Toronto / De Vleeshal, Middleburg / Plug in Ica, Winnipeg
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers, 101pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Jan Mladovsky - Magnet - A Bilingual Love Story

Norwich School of Art and Design / Czech Museum Fine Art, Prague
Folio size in pictorial boards. 173pp, colour plates. Artists book produced to accompany Mladovsky's exhibition 'Communism' at the Czech Museum in 2000. Text in English and Czech
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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