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  1. 117004

    The Lithographs of Chagall.

    Introduction by Marc Chagall. Notes and catalogue by Fernand Mourlot, Charles Sorlier.
    First editions, first printings. The complete catalogue raisonné of Chagall's lithographic work, a monumental feat of publishing which took more than two decades to complete. Learn More
    £5,750

    Date of Publication: 1960

    Published: Monte Carlo; Boston; New York

    Stock Code: 117004

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  2. 116954

    Mission Santa Cruz

    Two photographs, numbered four and five, of seven, taken by Frances Rand Smith, of the architect's model of the Mission Santa Cruz. Frances Rand Smith was a local historian of Californian missions and published a manuscript on the history and original architecture of the Mission Santa Cruz in 1916. It is thought that this work triggered the 1918 renovation work carried out on the building. Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: [c.1918?]

    Published: Santa Cruz

    Stock Code: 116954

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  3. 116925

    Seven Stories.

    First edition, first impression. The set features sequences of images of the artist's family and friends as well as shots from his travels in China. This work features a technique Frank has developed in recent years of layering the images with hand-written text which he says allows him more freedom to control the image. Frank was described by photography historian Martin Gasser as being "one of the world's most influential photographers. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 2009

    Published: G

    Stock Code: 116925

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  4. 116922

    Dada Germanico.

    Limited edition, one of 500 copies, a portfolio from the unnumbered series Documenti e periodici Dada (five portfolios in total, including Dada Svizzero, Dada Americano, Dada Francese, and Dada Italiano). This portfolio of seven facsimile pamphlets, predominately in German and originally published in Berlin, Cologne, or Munich, comprises some of the foundational texts of the Dada movement. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1970

    Published: Milan

    Stock Code: 116922

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  5. 116887

    Dada Svizzero.

    Limited edition, one of 500 copies, a portfolio from the unnumbered series Documenti e periodici Dada (five portfolios in total, including Dada Americano, Dada Germanico, Dada Francese, and Dada Italiano). This portfolio of nine facsimile pamphlets, predominately in French and originally published in either Zürich or Paris, comprises some of the foundational texts of the Dada movement. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1970

    Published: Milan

    Stock Code: 116887

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  6. 116885comp
    signed

    Thirty Personalities and a Self-Portrait.

    Signed limited edition, number 191 of 200 sets signed and numbered by the artist. Sitters include Anthony Asquith, Stella Benson, G. K. Chesterton, Noel Coward, Augustus John, James Joyce and J. B. Priestley. The portfolio includes an introductory text by the artist. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1932

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116885

    Signed: Yes

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  7. 116817
    signed

    Das graphische Werk.

    First and limited edition, one of 1,000 copies. Published to coincide with the exhibition of his prints at the Worpsweder Kunsthalle, this edition includes a preface by Jacques Putnam and two fold-out four colour lithographs signed by the artist. By 1969 van Veldes work had been exhibited three times at the Galerie Knoedler in New York to critical acclaim. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: [1969]

    Published: Worpswede

    Stock Code: 116817

    Signed: Yes

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  8. 116755

    Gabo. Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings.

    With introductory essays by Herbert Read and Leslie Martin.
    First UK edition, first impression, published the same year as the first US edition. The first comprehensive review of Gabo's work, it includes a facsimile of the original Russian text of the "Realistic Manifesto", with facing English translation, in which the main principles of constructivism are explained. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1957

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116755

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    signed

    Ein Buch zur Ausstellung 1978 im Kunsthaus Zürich.

    First edition, first impression, signed by the artist to foot of the rear wrapper. This is the exhibition catalogue for the Andy Warhol exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zürich Museum of Modern Art from 26 May 1978 to 30 July 1978. It includes an introduction by Erika Billeter and further contributions from David Bourdon, John Coplans, Hans Heinz Holz, Jonas Mekas, Barbara Rose, Helmut Salzinger and Wolfgang Siano. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1978

    Published: Zürich

    Stock Code: 116732

    Signed: Yes

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  10. 116705

    Forty Drawings.

    First edition, first impression of Searle's first published work, a collection of drawings from his time as a Japanese prisoner of war between 1942 and 1945. Searle was captured in February 1942 whilst stationed in Singapore and set to work on the Siam-Burma Death Railway. He returned to England in October 1945 with the final defeat of the Japanese and an exhibition was held that December at the Cambridge School of Art, displaying more than 300 of Searle's drawings from the camp; 40 of these were selected from the exhibition and published here. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1946

    Published: Cambridge

    Stock Code: 116705

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    The Starlit Mire.

    With ten drawings by Austin Osman Spare.
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed, To A. Mavrocordato, with best wishes from one of the authors, Russell F. Wilkinson, March 1911. This collection of blasphemous aphorisms, authored by two doctors and printed in a small edition of 350 copies, is superbly illustrated by occult artist Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956). Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1911

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116642

    Signed: Yes

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  12. 116638

    An Alphabet.

    First edition, the Library Edition issue, postdated 1898. There was also a deluxe edition of approximately 50 copies with illustrations coloured by hand, and a popular edition bound in cloth. Two of the plates differ from those in the deluxe edition: ''E is for Executioner'' and ''T is for Toper'' have changed to ''E is for Earl'' and ''T for Trumpeter'', thus becoming more appropriate for a younger readership. Learn More
    £1,750

    Date of Publication: [1897]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116638

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  13. 116606
    signed

    Eight proof lithographs for Oliver Twist and autograph letter from the artist.

    Inscribed by the artist on the front cover of the folder housing the the lithographs, "For Jack Beddington, from Barnett, Freedman, 39," and accompanied by an autograph letter from the artist to Beddington dated 30 October 1939, in which he writes "I hope you will have these rough proofs of a job I did just before ‘war' broke out!". Jack Beddington, best known for his publicity work for Shell-Mex and BP during the 1930s, collaborated with Freedman to launch the Lyons' Lithograph series after the Second World War. Learn More
    £475

    Date of Publication: 1939

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 116606

    Signed: Yes

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  14. 116581

    The Seven Lamps of Architecture.

    With illustrations, drawn and etched by the author.
    First edition. The first of Ruskin's works to carry his name, and the first to be illustrated, this essay introduces his principles of architecture and is important for laying the foundations for Ruskin's later work, The Stones of Venice. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1849

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116581

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  15. 116521

    The Life of Benvenuto Cellini:

    A Florentine Artist. Containing A Variety of Curious and Interesting Particulars, relative to Painting, Sculpture and Architecture; and The History of his own Time. Written by himself in the Tuscan Language, and translated from the original by Thomas Nugent.
    First English edition of this famous autobiography by Mannerist artist, musician and soldier of the Florentine Renaissance, Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571), translated by Thomas Nugent and illustrated with a portrait frontispiece after Giorgio Vasari. Cellini's colourful biography is a key source-book for the Renaissance. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1771

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116521

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  16. 116482
    signed

    S.C.U.M. Society for Cutting Up Men Manifesto.

    With a commentary by Paul Krassner.
    First edition, first printing. Number 4 of 20 copies reissued in the printed "Other Criteria X Artist Selected Rare Book" slipcase and signed by the artist Sue Webster on the stamped and numbered half-title. Other Criteria, the publishers founded by Damien Hurst in 2005, invited a selection of their artists to name a single out-of-print book that has influenced their work, shaped their thinking or encouraged them to create. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1968

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 116482

    Signed: Yes

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  17. 116454
    signed

    A Book of Pictorial Perspective.

    First edition, first impression of this book on perspective aimed at artists. The illustrations and diagrams are printed on either side of the leaf so that when the coloured images are held up to the light, the lines of perspective from the diagram on the other side can be seen through the paper, and if the diagram is lifted up, the picture can be seen likewise. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1954

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116454

    Signed: Yes

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  18. 116450

    Modern Painters.

    Fifth edition, revised by the author. A handsomely bound set. Ruskin's "earliest major work was Modern Painters, of which the first volume, containing the celebrated defence of Turner, appeared anonymously in 1843... Modern Painters was to occupy Ruskin for another seventeen years, spanning the whole period of his writing on art... The second volume, a survey of Italian art which demands special notice as one of the direct causes of the foundation of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, appeared in 1846. Learn More
    £975

    Date of Publication: 1851

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116450

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    Expo Henry Moore Zurich.

    First edition, second printing. Inscribed by the artist to fellow Yorkshireman, historian and writer Kenneth Rose on the front free endpaper, "For Kenneth Rose, with best wishes from Henry Moore. Much Hadham, January 27th /77." This is the catalogue of the exhibition at the Zürcher Forum (June–August 1976), with parallel text and captions in English and German. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1976

    Published: Zurich

    Stock Code: 116447

    Signed: Yes

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  20. 116414

    Andy Warhol A Retrospective.

    With essays by Kynaston McShine, Robert Rosenblum, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Marco Livingstone.
    First edition, first printing. This book was published to accompany the exhibition of the same name which ran from February to May 1989 at the Museum of Modern Art. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1989

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 116414

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