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A Colossal Idea - An Original Farce

Putnams, London
Small Octavo size (8vo) in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 62pp. Posthumous issue of an early play by Gilbert, which had a small printing and is now quite scarce
FINE, an exceptionally well preserved, very clean and tight barely read copy (tiny printed black star to top corner of front blank fly-leaf, some minor foxing to prelims)
1st editionHardcover
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Don Quixote De La Mancha Vol IV (of four)

Printed for T. McLean, London
8vo in nicely bound in modern red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, red deckle edges. xiii + 440pp. 6 finely hand coloured full page engravings here first printed (frontispiece, and 5 bound in text)
Some very mild scattered foxing else FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Damien Hirst - The Cancer Chronicles (SIGNED FIRST EDITION)

Other Criteria, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers, 36pp. First printing of Hirst's poetry done to accompany his White Cube exhibition 'Romance in the Age of Uncertainty'. This copy boldly signed by Hirst in black ink on the title-page. This first printing of 2003 was of about 1200 machine numbered copies (no one at Other Criteria has been able to give a precise figure). Of these about 200 were signed, but not all at once, as Hirst would sign a fresh bunch every now and again until stocks dried up. Hence also why some are done in black ink and others in red.
NEW unread copy
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Anne Redpath 1895 - 1965 - her life and work

Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh
1st printing. Large 4to. in black cloth gilt lettering to spine, 112pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (inscription on blank verso of front fly-leaf) in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket. An unusually nice copy of this elusive monograph.
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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 removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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Jazz Katz - Jazz in NY by Jimmy Katz

Jazzprezzo, Bad Oeynhausen
Very large Square 4to in thick colour printed and gilt embossed boards, 188pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly finely printed b/w photos
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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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
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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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 removable transparent 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
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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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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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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
Signed copy1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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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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