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  1. 132016comp
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To dear Dora Clarke from Julian, April 1932". The recipient Dora Thacker Clarke (18951989) was a British sculptor and wood carver who also wrote about, and promoted African art. She was a good friend of the Huxleys; her bronze of a Kikuyu girl was reproduced as the... Learn More
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  2. 131185comp
    First edition, first printing. Miro has drawn and signed a self-portrait of himself meeting Hayworth across the endpaper and half title page in his inimitable style in black ink and watercolour. Prévert has inscribed across the same two pages "á Rita Hayworth, En amitié d'un soir... et de layt???, Jacques Prévert" with... Learn More
    £22,500

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  3. 127322
    First edition. Vol. 1 is number 18 from a limited edition of 20 on Van Gelder paper, intended to be bound in leather, this copy is in slightly variant red cloth. This "groundbreaking two-volume study of Islamic painting" by one of the pioneers of Islamic art history in Germany was "undoubtedly" his major publication. In... Learn More
    £3,750

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  4. 123967
    First and only edition, number 166 of 191 copies. A rare collection of tributes to the French Dada and Surrealist painter and poet Francis Picabia, with contributions by artists including Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray and Pierre de Massot. Francis Picabia was one of the major early figures of the Dada movement in France and America.... Learn More
    £425

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  5. The Tale of Driver Grope.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by Steadman on the title page. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 103765

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    Number 10 (X) of 50 cards, numbered and signed by Steadman, who designed the card, and signed by Adrian Harris, who composed the poem. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 103961

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  7. 131817comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the artist on the half-title, "to Andrew Leary love AndyW", and signed by him on the front panel of the dust jacket. The recipient may be Andrew Leary, vice-president of A&R at Atlantic Records in the 90s and executive producer on the 1996 indie film I Shot Andy Warhol. This... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 131817

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  8. 131819comp
    First US edition in wrappers, first printing, inscribed by the artist on the half-title, "For Jack, with all best wishes and the great pleasure of meeting you Francis Bacon 21/3/1975". Simultaneously issued in cloth, this work features a series of interviews with Bacon from 1962 to 1974. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 131819

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  9. This Is Tomorrow.
    First edition, first impression. Edition of 1300 copies. Catalogue issued to coincide with the show at The Whitechapel Art Gallery, August 9 - September 9, 1956. The driving force behind the exhibition was Theo Crosby; there was no curator as such. Bryan Robertson was Director of the Witechapel at the time. The organisers... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 81363

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  10. 129220
    First edition, first impression. This French graphic art magazine was published monthly from 1937 to 1939 and contained articles of varying areas of the graphic arts, such as typography, illustration, bibliophily, etc. Learn More
    £200

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  11. 127560
    First edition. Well-illustrated survey of twentieth-century fashion by the then honorary president of the Union française des Arts du Costume, here in a somewhat bizarre if fitting binding. "Fashion holds no secrets for Bruno du Roselle, long-time delegate to the French Federation for women's prêt-à-porter. From the outset... Learn More
    £200

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  12. 116785
    First edition thus, first printing, of this scarce pamphlet. First published in the periodical The American Neptune in 1944, it was later reprinted in Fuller's 1963 anthology Ideas and Integrities. This pamphlet includes the "World Map on Dymaxion Projection" as well as Fuller's patent for it, which was granted on 29 January... Learn More
    £475

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  13. 131933
    First edition of first and third volume, second edition of the second. A handsomely bound set, beautifully illustrated, and an important historical record, depicting the interiors of the great historic estates of England in their dwindling years; many of the houses were demolished over the course of the 20th century. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 131933

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  14. A Retrospective.
    Second edition. A selection of Gauguin's paintings combined with texts written about him by contemporaries as well as later critics. Learn More
    £50

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  15. 131343
    First and limited US edition, number 259 of 800 copies, comprising the UK sheets with cancel titlepage, the scarce dust jacket carries the Bodley Head imprint as clearly no separate jackets were provided for the US issue.

    The Finnish-born Swedish art historian Osvald Sirén (1879-1966) was one of the pioneers of Chinese... Learn More
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  16. 131284
    First edition of this uncommon catalogue, printed in May 1937. These ephemeral documents were printed in small runs and were freely distributed as advertisements for both the artist and the gallery. As well as the tipped-in reproduction of Bell's work, the catalogue lists a number of upcoming exhibitions that were to be... Learn More
    £450

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  17. 131153
    First edition, signed limited edition, number 254 of 1,000 signed by Hockney and Spender. Print signed, numbered and dated in pencil by Hockney lower right. Learn More
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  18. 131407
    First edition of the lectures William Morris gave before the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings on July 1884 and July 1893, printed using the Golden Type of the Kelmscott Press. With the black morocco bookplate of the prominent American book collector Henry William Poor (1844-1915), who made his fortune in banking... Learn More
    £75

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    First edition, first printing, association copy, inscribed by the artist to photographer Nat Finkelstein on the half-title, "To Nat, love Andy Warhol". Finkelstein was the house photographer at The Factory from 1964-7, where he "created spontaneous portraits not only of Factory regulars like Edie Sedgwick and Gerald Malanga... Learn More
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  20. 131047
    Cummings's..."> A beautiful example of Cumming's poetic artwork, dated and located in his hand "Paris, '33" on the reverse, a vision of sunset rendered in quasi-Fauvist colours. Cummings spent much time travelling Europe in the interwar period, and often stayed in Paris, where he spent time with Picasso and the surrealists.
    Cummings's... Learn More
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  21. 131050
    A lovely and unusually large example of Cumming's poetic artwork, signed on the reverse, giving a dreamy vision of a crescent moon over an almost abstract sea- or landscape at dusk.
    Cummings's daughter gave the entire contents of her father's art studio to Luethi-Peterson Camps (founded 1948) for them to sell as fundraisers.... Learn More
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  22. 131043
    A striking example of Cumming's poetic artwork, unusually signed and located by him on the front, and notable for its dreamlike delineation and almost Fauvist colouring. The rustic tower depicted may be one of Brittany's many windmills.
    Cummings's daughter gave the entire contents of her father's art studio to Luethi-Peterson... Learn More
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  23. 131044
    A striking example of Cumming's poetic artwork, with a mountain-ringed seascape and beach rendered through semi-abstract forms and quasi-Fauvist colouring. Though unsigned (as often with his art), this sheet derives from those left in Cummings's art studio after his death. His daughter gave the entire contents of her father's... Learn More
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  24. 121514
    First Sett edition, one of 250 copies printed, of this scarce privately printed Rubaiyat illustrated by Parsee artist Mera Ben Kavas Sett. In his lengthy foreword Sett stakes his claim that his Rubaiyat "is original in being the interpretation of a Persian (Parsee)", and also notes that "Some of the English publishers found... Learn More
    £750

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  25. 129721
    First UK edition, first impression, first published in the US earlier that year. The photographs, originally published from 1967 to 1973, were taken by Penn for the American edition of Vogue. Learn More
    £500

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  26. 126551
    First edition, first impression. The work, comprising sketches, portraits, photographs, and text all by Beaton, features 34 studies on a wide variety of subjects, including Hollywood film stars, royalty, and his travels from Russia to Haiti. It was published in September 1937 at the height of his pre-war fame to a fanfare... Learn More
    £750

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  27. 126222comp
    First edition, first printing, a superb association copy, inscribed by Stephen Spender, Christopher Isherwood, and Gerald Hamilton on the front free endpaper. Spender inscribed the copy to Isherwood: "For Christopher Isherwood from Stephen January 27 1931"; Isherwood then presented the book the following year to Hamilton:... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 126222

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  28. 130957comp
    First edition, first impression. A superb multi-layered Bloomsbury Group association copy, written by the Bloomsbury member Clive Bell, and successively owned by three other members - Lytton Strachey, Dora Carrington, and Frances Partidge, with their ownership signatures to the front free endpaper (Strachey's in ink, Partridge's... Learn More
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  29. 130239
    A painting of Chequers, the Prime Minister's country retreat, executed by one of Margaret Thatcher's chief lieutenants, the staunch Thatcherite Nicholas Ridley, and presented to her by the Cabinet to mark her tenth anniversary as Prime Minister. Thatcher adored Chequers, later writing in her memoirs that 'I do not think... Learn More
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  30. 131080comp
    First edition, first printing, number 493 of 500 copies signed by Harold McCracken on the limitation leaf. McCracken gathers Remington's paintings of the Old West, and conjoins them with his own biography of Remington and a historical study of the settlement and culture of the West. Learn More
    £150

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  31. 130973
    First edition, first impression, published simultaneously with the first US edition. In Beaton's own words, this is a "potpourri" of pictures and texts, recording his impressions of some of the decade's most talented people and significant places. Learn More
    £375

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  32. 37896comp
    First edition, first impression. Edition of 200. Inscribed by the artist "I wanted this to be the truth, Tracey Emin 1994". Learn More
    £2,500

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    Signed limited edition (stated "New Edition"), one of 1,500 unnumbered copies signed by the author at the end of the preface. The copy of Major Robert Gregory (1881-1918), about whose death in 1918 Yeats wrote one of his most quoted short poems, "An Irish Airman Foresees his Death", with his bookplate - which he designed... Learn More
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  34. 130896comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 233 of 300 copies bound in vellum and signed by the editor, artist, and 22 of the 27 contributors: Doris Lessing, William Boyd, Margaret Drabble, Martin Amis, William Golding, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Nigel Nicolson, Seamus Heaney, Douglas Adams, Julian Barnes, Craig Raine, Kazuo... Learn More
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  35. 130890comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, specially bound in yellow buckram and signed by Hockney and Spender in green and red ink respectively. This work was a collaborative effort created to raise money for the AIDS Crisis Trust. Spender invited several British and American writers to contribute with texts that could accompany... Learn More
    £750

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  36. 126480
    First and limited edition, 1,000 sets published, complete with the Model D View-Master, the whole - books and View-Master - intended to be sold as a complete educational package. The View-Master system was introduced in 1939 after pharmacist Edwin Eugene Mayer teamed up with Harold Graves, president of Sawyer's, the manufacturer... Learn More
    £2,250

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  37. 127347detail
    First editions, a few issues signed by contributors and editors, including several by the founding editor, Oleg Grabar. This journal aimed to "provide a regular vehicle for scholarship and critical essays on Islamic art... and to make scholarship and discussions as widely available as possible, especially in Muslim countries"... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 127347

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  38. .
    First edition of Repton's last treatise on landscape gardening, written together with his son. Fragments is illustrated in the familiar Repton manner, with overslips used to show the changed landscape before and after Repton's improvements. He was by now famous, mentioned for example in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park (1814)... Learn More
    £22,500

    Stock Code: 114884

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  39. 128996

    Mark.

    [London]: [2011]

    First edition, only printing. Edition of 150. Each copy is individually hand painted on the front cover by Wallinger. Learn More
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  40. 126998
    First and limited edition, one of 500 copies. This work collects together various book illustrations by Beardsley, most notably including those from Le Morte Darthur (1893), Salome (1894), A Comedy of Sighs (1894), the Rape of the Lock (1896), the Yellow Book (1894-7), and the Savoy magazine (1896). A beautiful collection... Learn More
    £750

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  41. 130510
    First edition, first printing, of this expansive photographic collection of Gothic sculpture. This work, which crucially combines architectural elements of art history with their contextual social history, highlights the rich material culture found within and without medieval places of worship. Lester Burbank Bridaham (1899-1992)... Learn More
    £350

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  42. 130515comp
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Princess Mary, "To Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. With respect, gratitude and humble best wishes at Christmastime. Norman Hartnell, Christmas 1955." Hartnell (1901-1979) was the Dressmaker by Appointment to both... Learn More
    £750

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  43. 130464
    First edition, first impression, of the commemorative catalogue of the Royal Academy's Chinese exhibition of 1935-6, the most important exhibition of Chinese art ever exhibited in Britain. The Chinese government loaned 800 objects, including 352 ceramics, some which of a type never before seen in the country. The exhibition... Learn More
    £1,500

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  44. 129123
    First edition, uncommon. Fascinating document of the San Francisco underground scene. A sequence of amphetamine-fuelled metaphysical explorations combining the Satanic, astrological, and psychedelic in equal measure, with just a dash of biker lore. Reynolds was secretary of the notorious SF chapter of the Hell's Angels,... Learn More
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  45. 120135
    Editio princeps of Leonardo's treatise on painting, also published in a French translation the same year, although that edition did not include the two treatises by Alberti. Brunet gives precedence to this edition in Italian, which is virtually doubled in size by the addition of Alberti's Trattato della pittura and Trattato... Learn More
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  46. 127551
    First edition in English, with two original lithographs prepared by Chagall for this edition, and with numerous beautiful chromolithographic reproductions of the artist's work. It was issued the same year as the first edition in French, entitled Vitraux Pour Jerusalem, and features various stages of Chagall's 12 stained... Learn More
    £1,250

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  47. 127754
    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1500 copies, each numbered and signed by Testino. Learn More
    £1,500

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  48. 127391
    First Edition. "Until the publication of this huge catalogue raisonné... Lorck's work remained in the drawers and cabinets of museum collections" (Marina Warner, LRB, 27 May 2010). This "outstanding and exquisitely produced monograph" makes available the woodcuts and drawings of this "unique artist", who spent several years... Learn More
    £200

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  49. 127353
    First edition, one of 325 copies. This is the second volume of a two volume catalogue of inscribed wood in the Cairo Museum of Arab Art compiled by David-Weill, expert on Arabic epigraphy who worked in both Cairo and Paris. In 1941 he was expelled from his job at the Louvre under the country's racial laws but was reinstated... Learn More
    £450

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  50. 128831
    Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797) is widely acclaimed as the first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution. His large candlelight painting An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, first exhibited in 1768, is today the best-known of all his works. Wright's commissions during the early 1760s... Learn More
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  51. 127471comp
    First edition, first printing, trade issue. This copy is inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper verso, "Pour Mlle Suzy Kemp, Hommage de S Dali, 1968", with a card written in a second hand, reading, "Mlle Suzy Kemp", laid in. This work is additionally signed by a publisher, although uncalled for, on the limitation... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 127471

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  52. 128836comp
    First edition, presentation copy to Ludwig Binswanger (1881-1966), inscribed by Warburg: "Seinem lieben und verehrten Dr Ludwig Binswanger, der ihn auf der Heimreise nach Hamburg begleitete, in aufrichtiger Dankbarkeit, ("His dear and revered Dr Ludwig Binswanger, who accompanied him home to Hamburg, in sincere gratitude...")... Learn More
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  53. 125683comp
    First and limited edition, first printing, number 1,103 of 1,500 copies signed by Picasso. This finely produced work features Picasso's sensitive line drawings, which carefully "capture the braggadocio of both the men and women in the play" (Rutledge, p. 36). Learn More
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    Stock Code: 125683

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  54. C: a Journal of Poetry. Vol. 1, No. 4 (September 1963).
    First and only edition. The front cover image shows Edwin Denby seated, with Gerard Malanga standing behind him; the back cover Malanga and Denby are kissing. Warhol took the photographs with a polaroid camera and this is the first known Warhol silkscreen from a polaroid. Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 93906

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  55. 129722comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by all four artists - Mark Boyle, Joan Hills, and their children Sebastian and George. The Boyle family members collaborate on their artwork, with the present profusely-illustrated work issued to accompany an exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, exploring... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 129722

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  56. 129720comp
    Signed limited edition. Number 595 of 1,000 copies signed by Damien Hirst, Robert Sabbag, and Howard Marks on the title page. Snowblind, Robert Sabbag's account of the cocaine smuggler Zachary Swan, was first published in 1976. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 129720

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  57. 129712comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by Hirst on the half-title. Modelled on David Sylvester's interviews with Francis Bacon and Jan Wenner's with John Lennon, Gordon Burn's interviews with Hirst offer a candid view of the artist's thoughts on art, celebrity, money and death. Learn More
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    Stock Code: 129712

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  58. 129575
    First editions, first impressions. Munnings focused on animals and warfare in his artwork, and his achievements led to his appointment as President of the Royal Academy in 1944. He was a champion of fine craftsmanship, and a vociferous critic of modern art, both views that are clearly present in his autobiography. Learn More
    £450

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  59. Little.com — galley proof.
    Galley proofs for the book published in 2000 by Anderson Press, with annotations in the author's hand. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 104085

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  60. 128679comp
    First edition, number 235 of 300 copies, initialled "F.A.S." Fine Art Society on the limitation page. Burne-Jones (1833-1898) "began the series for his own pleasure in 1882, as a rest from more laborious work", and worked on the 38 roundels over the subsequent 16 years (Introduction). The roundels do not depict the flowers... Learn More
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