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  1. 134074comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by the artist - "Andy" - on the half-title. The work, Warhol's loosely written autobiography, was first published earlier the same year. Learn More
    £500

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  2. 134032
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Andy Warhol on the front cover, which features Catherine Oxenberg. Learn More
    £800

    Stock Code: 134032

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  3. 134033
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Andy Warhol on the front cover, which features Shirley MacLaine. Learn More
    £800

    Stock Code: 134033

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  4. 134031comp
    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the artist on the half-title, "to Steven love Andy Warhol", and additionally signed by him on the front panel of the dust jacket. This is Warhol's collection of 360 pictures of his celebrity friends, presenting a unique view of contemporary celebrity life. Learn More
    £1,750

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  5. 133991comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed twice by Hirst, on the half-title and on the facing page. 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
    £300

    Stock Code: 133991

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  6. 133992comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the artist on the title page. The book of the eponymous exhibition at the White Cube gallery, where Hirst's infamous diamond-encrusted skull was first exhibited. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 133992

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  7. 133990comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper "To Manuel Damian Hirst" with a love heart. The book of Hirst's exhibition of works from his own collection, at the Serpentine Gallery from 25 November 2006 to 28 January 2007. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 133990

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  8. 133988comp
    Signed by the artist on the title page. This is the first smaller-format edition of Hirst's first publication, and the third printing overall, following the first edition of 1997 and its reprint in 1998. A confection of pop-ups, transparencies, movables, foldables, inserts, die-cuts, stickers and posters, the book is as... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 133988

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  9. 131043
    A striking example of Cummings'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
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 131043

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  10. 133707
    First edition. Trained at Heatherley's, the Royal Academy Schools, the Munich Academy, and École des Beaux-Arts, at the outbreak of the War in 1914 Solomon was well-established as a society portraitist and painter of popular biblical, mythological, and other genre subjects. Signed up as a private in the Artist's Rifles,... Learn More
    £850

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  11. 123747comp
    From Margaret Thatcher's personal library, which remained in her possession until her death, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Mum - Happy Christmas and fondest love from us both. Mark and Sarah Spain 2007". Margaret Thatcher requested this book as a Christmas present when she was staying with her son Mark and his wife... Learn More
    £1,750

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  12. 132695comp
    First edition, presentation copy inscribed by Éluard "pour Rosamond ce livre où les yeux du peintre sont ouverts à chaque page et entre toutes les pages lignes, très affectueusement, Paul Eluard", presumably Rosamond Bernier (1906-2016) an American journalist, writer and art critic, often crowned "the world's most glamorous... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 132695

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  13. 130902

    Mitsou.

    Erlenbach and Leipzig: 1921

    First edition, first impression, of Balthus's notably scarce first publication. Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001) created this pictorial tale from a series of uncaptioned ink drawings at the age of 11. The work's drawings are "animated with the fervour of an intense child eager to tell his tale.. the pen strokes are... Learn More
    £6,750

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  14. 123153
    First edition. The pop-up depicts Columbus's three ships the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María on their voyage. The cord rigging for the sails on the Santa María are still attached and the volvelle on the rear board functions perfectly and turns to reveal Columbus's routes across the Atlantic. It is part of Kubata's... Learn More
    £500

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  15. 132731
    First edition thus, first printing, number 233 of 300 on vélin d'arches, from a total edition of 350, with the chemise and slipcase in unusually nice condition.
    The friendship between the cartoonist and writer André Rouveyre (1879-1962) the artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) left a trail of art works and a correspondence... Learn More
    £3,250

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  16. 133118
    First edition, first impression. One of 3300 numbered copies signed by Bailey on the limitation page. Portraits from the 1950s to the 2010s, Bailey has snapped some 300 subjects as varied as Nelson Mandela, the Beatles, the Queen, Salvador Dalí, Bill Gates, and Yves Saint Laurent. Learn More
    £2,250

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    Flowers.

    New York: 1980

    First edition, first impression, signed by the artist on the half-title "Irving Penn, New York, 1980". The photographs, originally published from 1967 to 1973, were taken by Penn for the American edition of Vogue. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 131344

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  18. 131355comp
    First edition, first printed, inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper, "For Emese and Jim, I.", with two drawn hearts, and signed below "Irving Penn". This work pairs a collection of Penn's pencil sketches, drawn between 1939 and 1942, with a fable written by Penn in 1997. Learn More
    £275

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  19. 130514comp
    Signed limited edition, number 29 of 100 copies signed by the author. This copy with Dalí's previously unpublished 20-page Postface and the publisher's advertisement slip loosely inserted, as issued. Originally written in French in autumn 1943, Hidden Faces was first published in 1944 in Haakon Chevalier's... Learn More
    £2,500

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  20. 132543

    Picasso: Toreros.

    New York & Monte Carlo: 1961

    First edition in English, first printing, published simultaneously with the French edition, with four lithographs executed by Picasso for this work entitled; La Pique, Le Picador II, Jeu de la Cape, Les Banderilles. Sabartés (1881-1968) was an artist, poet, and writer, as well as a close personal friend of Picasso's, "the... Learn More
    £2,000

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  21. William Eggleston's Guide.
    First edition, first printing. Published in conjunction with Eggleston's landmark exhibition at the MoMA in 1976, the first solo exhibition of colour photography held at a major Western art institution. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 110107

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  22. Das Gesamtschaffen Des Architekten. Skizzen, Entwürfe, Bauten.
    First edition, first printing. An important monograph with drawings, plans and extensive photographs of models and completed structures. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 88365

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  23. 132721
    First and only edition. Extremely uncommon, Copac locates a copy at Oxford, OCLC adds another at Indiana, no copy of the Première Cahier traced. Brilliantly inventive series of figured alphabets, constructed on various themes - the cries of Paris, birds, animals, hunting, foliage, trees, foodstuffs, the army, professions,... Learn More
    £1,250

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  24. 131065
    First edition, number 14 of 90 copies signed and dated by Gysin at the foot. This is a very scarce piece of original Gysin poem-art, bringing his obsession with experimental cut-up techniques to bear upon his own name to create a quasi-incantatory scroll of nonsense. Only two copies are listed on WorldCat, one at SUNY and... Learn More
    £2,250

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  25. 132682
    A clean early run of this important journal, the first to be dedicated to the subject. Learn More
    £125

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  26. 118195
    First edition of the social evolutionist and town planner's only general monograph on cities, scarce in commerce. It was mostly written between 1911 and 1913, at the start of one of his most productive decades. "He enjoyed his most successful years between 1910 and the First World War, working on planning in Ireland with... Learn More
    £400

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  27. 132551
    First edition, first impression. One of 50 numbered copies with two original rubber stamp prints by Schiele, each printed in red on Japan paper, initialled in pencil lower right by Otto Kallir and numbered lower left. The stamps are titled Head of a Man and Two Figures. There is only one known impression of each of these... Learn More
    £3,500

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  28. 131804comp
    First and sole edition, limited to 400 copies, the present example not numbered and the edition may never have been published as the Hampshire Typothetae ceased operation in 1986 (see Five College Archives & Manuscript collection online, retrieved 13.03.19); in addition, it is clear from the presence of silk retaining bands... Learn More
    £1,500

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  29. 131539
    Two exceptionally rare autograph postcards signed from the French photographer and mixed-media artist Claude Cahun to Surrealist poet Robert Desnos, one written from Paris, the other from Jersey in exile; in the first thanking him for a gift of flowers, and in the second reporting on her reclusive life in Jersey with her... Learn More
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  30. 130699comp
    Signed limited edition, number 224 of 245 copies on vélin d'Arches (a further 30 issued on japon), signed by both Aragon and Picasso, with five original numbered prints. In 1957 Picasso decorated a copy of Carmen, which was being sold for the benefit of the National Committee of Writers. The extra-illustrated copy was bought... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 130699

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  31. 132290comp
    Signed limited edition, number 3,504 out of 5,000 copies, here signed by Francis Bacon, Peter Blake, Billy Al Bengston, Jo Bergman, Adam Cooper, Terry Doran, Gerard Malanga, Earl McGrath, Colin Self, Dean Stockwell and Bill Wyman. In total there were 92 contributors to the book; each copy was signed by the project originator... Learn More
    £2,750

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  32. 132242
    First trade edition, first impression. The copy of the prominent anarchist art critic Herbert Read (1893-1968), with his pencilled ownership signature dated February 1915 to the front free endpaper. Max Weber (1881-1961) is the Jewish-American artist generally credited with introducing European avant-garde movements, including... Learn More
    £550

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  33. 130721comp
    Gender Studies is a series of portraits first exhibited in 2012 in Düsseldorf featuring the "sound design" of Frederic Sanchez, included here on CD. In 2011 Rheims posted an advertisement on Facebook looking for..."> First edition, first printing, signed by the artist on the half-title, "Bettina Rheims, 2015, Paris". Gender Studies is a series of portraits first exhibited in 2012 in Düsseldorf featuring the "sound design" of Frederic Sanchez, included here on CD. In 2011 Rheims posted an advertisement on Facebook looking for... Learn More
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  34. 130287
    Pall Mall Gazette), written by the acclaimed journalist and writer on household management "Mrs C. S. Peel". The Hat Shop is genuinely uncommon: Copac records just..."> First edition, first and sole impression, of this "vivid picture of one side of the world of fashion and of the cost to those who serve it" (Pall Mall Gazette), written by the acclaimed journalist and writer on household management "Mrs C. S. Peel". The Hat Shop is genuinely uncommon: Copac records just... Learn More
    £650

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  35. 126533
    A largely unbroken, notably scarce, run of 40 issues of La Dépêche, dating from September 1949 until October 1950, together with three issues of La Note de Paris, from August and October 1950, with a key fashion association, the subscriber being renowned milliner, fashion designer, and female entrepreneur Lilly Daché... Learn More
    £8,750

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  36. 125093detail
    Rare complete set of all of legendary tattoo artist Cindy Ray's books, the copy of her practical manual inscribed inside the front panel of the wraps, "To Lowell J. Tuckwiller, Best wishes & kind regards, Cindy", with Tuckwiller's circus collection ink stamp above. Ray became an icon of tattoo culture in the early 1960s... Learn More
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  37. 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
    £200

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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  43. 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

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  44. 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

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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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

    Stock Code: 90418

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  49. 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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  50. 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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  51. 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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  52. 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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  53. 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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  54. 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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  55. 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
    £2,250

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  56. 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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  57. 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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  58. 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

    Stock Code: 37896

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  59. 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

    Stock Code: 130890

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  60. 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

    Stock Code: 126480

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