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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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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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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 removable transparent protector)
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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 removable transparent protector)
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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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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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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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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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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)
1st editionHardcover
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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
1st editionHardcover
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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, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Constable Portraits - The Painter and His Circle

National Portrait Gallery, London
1st printing. Quarto size (4to) in grey faux cloth, cream lettering to spine. 160pp, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. Published to accompany the touring exhibition of the same name
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Tracey Takes on (SIGNED COPY)

Hyperion Books, New York
Octavo size (8vo) in red cloth backed boards, gilt lettering to spine, 259pp, perforated colour printed card at front and 'cutout' character costume plates at rear (collated complete). This copy boldly signed by Ullman on the blank page facing the title-page
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Photograms of the Year 1952 - The Annual Review of the World's Photographic Art

Amateur Photographer / Iliffe, London
Quarto size (4to) in red and gilt embossed stiff card covers, 20pp text, 64 full page plates, 4 tipped-in plates on stiff card (collated complete)
A well preserved FINE copy (slight nicking to overlapping cover edges at spine ends, covers a little dusty, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight copy)
1st editionSoftcover
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Collected Poems 1930 - 1976

Chatto & Windus, London
Octavo size (8vo) in pale orange cloth, orange lettering to spine, 364pp. From the collection of James Michie (publisher, translator and poet) with his ink signature on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy in a spine tanned and slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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-2 +3 - Stefano Arienti and Massimo Bartolini - La Collezione Di Museion / Die Sammlung Museion / the Museion Collection

Mousse Publishing, Milan
Large Quarto size (4to). in black embossed green boards, black lettering to spine, 207pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English, Spanish and Italian
NEW copy
1st editionHardcover
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Deborah Stern (Christie's Contemporary Art, London 1986)

Christie's Contemporary Art, London
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 24pp, colour plates, etc. This copy has the sculptures small address sticker on the verso of the front cover
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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Gaudier-Brzeska - Drawings and Sculpture

Cory, Adams and Mackay, London
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in brown cloth, silver lettering to spine and design to front cover, 30pp text, 84pp monochrome plates, 4 tipped-in colour plates, bibliog etc
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (mild sunning to spine and cover margins
1st editionHardcover
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Design and the Decorative Arts - Britain 1500 - 1900

V & A Publications, London
Thick, very heavy Square 4to in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 488pp, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
An AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket (minute crease to bottom cover corner tips from slight bumping)
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Light, Air and Openness - Modern Architecture Between the Wars (SIGNED COPY)

Thames & Hudson, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 256pp, iit, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the on the title-page and with an additional short inscription by him (signed as Paul) on the very top edge of the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy - the Making of GKC 1874 - 1908

Oxford University Press, Oxford
Large 8vo in boards, gilt lettering to spine 401pp
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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The Reign of Elizabeth 1558 - 1603

Oxford At the Clarendon Press, London
8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering and ruling to spine, 448pp, bibliography, index with 7 foldout maps and 3 foldout genealogical tables at rear (complete as issued)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (minute nicks to flap fold corner tips, 3 tiny closed edge-tears and slight creasing along top edge of spine and rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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66 - 03 - Werke Aus Den Sammlungen Lafrenz Und Reinking (Museum Fur Moderne Kunst, Weserburg 2007)

Museum Fur Moderne Kunst, Weserburg
Square 4to size cardboard folder with nine 4 leaf concertina fold booklets, colour plates, etc. Text in German
AS NEW in an AS NEW folder
1st editionSoftcover
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Joseph Anton - A Memoir (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
1st Printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in purple boards, silver lettering to spine, 636pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An almost AS NEW unread copy (slight tanning to top edge of page block) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Terence Coventry - Sculpture, Prints & Drawings (Pangolin, London 13 May -12 July 2009)

Pangolin, London
Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 56pp, colour plates, etc. This copy has two phone numbers scrawled across the last page in red ink, we are told this was done by the artist Terence Coventry himself at the private view.
Almost AS NEW (tiny crease and slight bump to bottom edge of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Dangerous Curves - the Art of the Guitar (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston November 5 2000 to February 25 2001)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Heavy Square 4to in blue cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 223pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Frank Stella

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Square Quarto size (4to) in grey cloth, white lettering to spine and front cover, 174pp, illustrations in text, plates in colour and b/w (some folding) etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute bump to bottom edge of rear cover) in a faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement

Thames and Hudson, London
Heavy 4to. in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 256pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to page-block edges) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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David Gentleman - A Special Relationship

Faber & Faber, London
4to in thick glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 64pp on thick art paper, illustrated in colour throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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