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Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to paintings and sculpture; including catalogue raisonnés and biographies of painters and sculptors. (For film and photography, see under those headings.)

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  1. 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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  2. .
    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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    First Genesis edition, first impression. Edition of 500 numbered copies signed by Mason. Together with a T-shirt, 'Hi' hat and a Paiste cymbal badge in a pull-out tray 2 colour prints (sheet size 55 x 38 cm) each signed by Storm Thorgerson, a monochrome print (sheet size 21 x 28 cm), a pair of drum sticks, a drum key, a... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 74297

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  4. 95665
    First edition, first printing. A stunning book, following Michler and Löpsinger's Catalogue Raisonné of Etchings and Mixed-Media Prints: 1924-1980, published the preceding year. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 95665

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  5. 124279comp
    Signed limited edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Haring to William Burroughs on behalf of Brion Gysin who died just before the sheets were ready for signing: "For William with love - Keith & Brion 86". This is number 11 of 200 copies signed by Haring and with the posthumous stamped signature of Gysin. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 124279

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  6. 124369comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Jean Cocteau to Gaston Picard, recipient of the Prix Calmann-Lévy in 1943 for his novel Le plus bel amour de Stendhal, "à Gaston Picard, souvenir amical de Jean Cocteau, Mars 1919". From a limited edition of 50 copies printed on Hollande, not numbered but... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 124369

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  7. 91542comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by Rivera on the title page. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 91542

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  8. 116885comp
    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

    Stock Code: 116885

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  9. L'Issue.
    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by Beckett on the first blank, "to Dick Seaver with love from Sam, Paris, May 69", from an edition of 154 copies signed by Arikha on each engraving, this being one of just 15 numbered in roman. Seaver was a writer and translator and Beckett's editor at the Grove... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 40336

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  10. 105726
    First edition in French of Chagall's Jerusalem Windows, with two original lithographs prepared by Chagall for this edition, and with numerous beautiful colour lithographic reproductions of the artist's work. It was issued the same year as the first edition in English, entitled Jerusalem Windows, and features various stages... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 105726

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  11. 83552
    First edition, first impression. Single sale auction catalogue held at Sotheby's, 18 October 2004. Pharmacy was a fashionable restaurant in Notting Hill, London, backed by Hirst and the public relations guru, Matthew Freud, its doors opened in January 1997 and closed September 2003. Hirst designed all the fixtures and fittings,... Learn More
    £60

    Stock Code: 83552

  12. For the Love of God: The Making of the Diamond Skull.
    First edition, signed by the artist on the title page. Published on the occasion of the "Beyond Belief" exhibition held at the White Cube Gallery in 2007, the book traces the production of Hirst's diamond skull, with preliminary drawings and sketches, photographs, diagrams, as well as text by Rudi Fuchs, Tania Kausmally,... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 97047

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  13. 96119
    A preliminary ink drawing by Rackham for an illustration for "The Wedding-Day; or, The Buccaneer's Curse" for The Ingoldsby Legends, first published by J. M. Dent in 1898 on page 517. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 96119

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  14. 96121
    A preliminary ink drawing by Rackham for an illustration for "A Lay of St Gengulphus" for The Ingoldsby Legends, first published by J. M. Dent in 1898 on page 191. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 96121

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  15. 116922
    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... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 116922

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  16. 116817
    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 Velde's work had been exhibited three times at the Galerie Knoedler... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 116817

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  17. 116377
    First edition, first impression. A collection of photographs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, famous set designer, of "children growing up, learning and playing in a street environment" in London in 1963 with commentary by B. S. Johnson, the English experimental novelist, poet, literary critic and filmmaker. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 116377

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  18. Moonstrips Empire News. Volume I.
    Limited edition, from an edition of 500. The set includes eight prints signed and numbered by the artist in pencil, as called for. Paolozzi began work the project in 1965, creating the volume from his collection of twentieth century ephemera. It was screenprinted at Kelpra Studios and features introductory text by Christopher... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 115341

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  19. Photographs 1930-1970.
    First US edition, first printing. Originally published the previous year in Germany under the title Herbert List: Fotografia Metafisica. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 109791

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  20. How to Make Origami. The Japanese Art of Paper Folding.
    First US edition, originally published in Tokyo in 1958, scarce in such excellent condition with all specimens intact. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 105639

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  21. Miniature Painting in Ottoman Baghdad.
    First edition, first printing with the ownership inscription of noted Iranian bibliophile Cyrus Ghani, dated New York, November 1990, to the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 110842

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  22. The Orientalists. European Painters of Eastern Scenes.
    First edition in English, originally published in French earlier the same year, this copy from the library of noted Iranian bibliophile Cyrus Ghani, with his ownership inscription dated New York, February 1982, to the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 110778

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  23. Sutherland.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the artist, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Margaret McCall, Graham Sutherland, 22.XI.65" and with a loosely inserted autograph card (written in red ink) reading: "Dear Miss McCall, Many thanks for your letter of the 19 November. I presume your letter is in... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 109635

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  24. Sketches of Europe before the War.
    First edition, highly uncommon with only three copies in libraries worldwide, this copy inscribed by the artist "to Mrs R. G. Casey, with kindest regards. Ramendra Nath Chakravorty, Sept. 8 1944" on the front free endpaper: the de facto dedication copy, the recipient Marie Casey being the author of the foreword and also... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 105558

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    First edition, Copac traces the V & A copy only. This copy inscribed on the title page; "To Dear Minerva, with all best wishes for the New Century, Lei-Lei, 2001". Catalogue for an exhibition of the work of one of the founding members, along with Ai WeiWei, and Ma Desheng, of the Stars Group. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 107016

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  26. i1
    First edition in German of this illustrated survey of miniatures from Ottoman manuscript accounts of the Hungarian campaigns, first published in Hungarian in 1975. This copy is from the library of noted Iranian bibliophile Cyrus Ghani, with his ownership inscription dated London, April 1991 to the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 110800

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  27. Wrapped Reichstag: Berlin 1971-95.
    First US edition, first printing. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 104906

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  28. Figures of Speech.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 104441

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  29. I, Leonardo.
    Reprint, signed by Steadman on the half-title and dated 10 November 1995. It was first published in 1983. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 104049

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  30. Between the Eyes.
    £65

    Stock Code: 103798

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  31. The Yellow Flowers.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 103767

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  32. Red Alert.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by Steadman on the copyright page. Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 103715

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  33. The Reichstag and Urban Projects.
    £45

    Stock Code: 104905

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  34. Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Early Works: 1958-1969.
    £85

    Stock Code: 104904

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  35. image1
    First edition, this copy inscribed "With best wishes from the Author", and with his attractive engraved bookplate to the front pastedown. Well-illustrated study in the Connoisseur Series of Books for the Collectors. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 107014

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  36. Dogs Bodies.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 103762

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  37. Paranoids. From Socrates to Joan Collins.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £35

    Stock Code: 103732

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  38. Little.com.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 103700

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  39. i1
    First and limited edition, first impression, number 11 of 40 copies only with an original steel engraved plate signed by the artist. Presentation copy from the publisher, inscribed on a preliminary blank: "à Peter qui a la même passion pour la livre très amicalement, Justine de Kerversau, Paris 15/ 10/ 1974". At the time... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 105276

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  40. Friendship: 12 masterpieces of short fiction.
    Maquette for the cover design for the book which was published in 1990 to raise fund for The Friends of John McCarthy. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 104388

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  41. The 1989 Calendar for Loose Village, Kent.
    An amusing calendar printed on perforated monthly sheets, which are designed to be torn out and used as postcards. Laid-in is a printed note from the Loose Amenities Association, apologising for any offence caused by the publication. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 104242

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  42. Book Fair flyer: "Abelard-Schuman and Ralph Steadman wish you a successful book fair."
  43. The Famous Collection of Works by William Blake, the property of the late Graham Robertson, on Friday, July 22, 1949.
    Two copies, one in wrappers and one in boards, of the sales catalogue for perhaps the greatest sale of William Blake material since the Linnell sale of 1918. These copies come from the library (the wrappers copy signed by him on the front wrapper, the boards copy unmarked but from the same provenance) of Patrick Macleod,... Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 105686

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  44. .
    A charming piece of Steadman ephemera. Learn More
    £60

    Stock Code: 104244

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  45. Die Magie der Natur.
    First German-language edition; originally published by Viking Press, New York, earlier the same year as The Mountains of the Mind. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 97804

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  46. Optique de portraiture et peinture, en deux parties,
    First edition, with an appealing near-contemporary French provenance: bookplate and ownership inscription of Hieronimus (Jérôme) Beausire. The Beausires were a famous French architectural dynasty - our Beausire may be Jérôme (1708-1761) architect and son of Jean Beausire, chief of public works in Paris under the Sun... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 96431

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  47. To Paint Is To Love Again.
    Signed limited edition, number 6 of 50 specially bound copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to poet Kenneth Patchen on the half-title. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 95472

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  48. William Scott.
    First edition, first impression. Art historian Norbert Lynton's monograph on the Scottish abstract painter William Scott is richly illustrated and includes a short Prologue by British-American art critic John Russell. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 96385

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  49. i1
    First edition, first impression of this catalogue raisonné of the prints by the British artist Julian Trevelyan (1910-1988). Inscribed by Mary Fedden, artist and the wife of Julian Trevelyan, on the half-title: "Mary Fedden, To the Arts Club, October 2003." With the ink stamp of the Arts Club to the half-title and to verso... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 96357

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  50. The Three Orders of Perspective.
    First edition, first impression, of the author's treatise on perspective. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Vanessa Bell on the verso of the half-title, "To Vanessa Bell, from George Barne". Vanessa Bell and George Hume Barne (1882-1931) both took part in the London Artists' Association exhibition in 1929, alongside... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 95421

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  51. Evermore.
    First edition, first printing. The deluxe 'Blue' edition limited to 50 copies signed on the limitation page by Barnes and inscribed with a quotation from the book "No morning dawns, No night returns, But what we think of thee", and signed and dated by Hodgkin. Hodgkin spent six months interspersing Barnes story with hand-coloured... Learn More
    £4,800

    Stock Code: 94938

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  52. image1
    First edition, first impression of the first full-length study of Frink's printmaking. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 92247

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  53. .
    A fine comic manuscript, with eight large original drawings, showing Searle's immortal naughty schoolgirls in a variety of scenes from a nightmarish production of the romantic ballet. The manuscript is unpublished and undated, but it was probably inspired by the Bolshoi's legendary 1956 visit to Covent Garden; Searle undoubtedly... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 90918

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  54. Die Cultur der Renaissance in Italien.
    First edition. Written by Burckhardt (1818-1897) between 1855 and 1858, Die Kultur der Renaissance is a milestone in cultural history. While the author's definition and historical description of the Renaissance have been rightfully questioned, "no criticism can detract from the powerful spell which Burckhardt's book has... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 91256

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    First edition, first impression. The author's scarce monograph on the Surrealist exhibition of June 1936, with essays by André Breton, Hugh Sykes Davies, Paul Éluard, Georges Hugnet. Uncommon in the dust jacket, designed by Roland Penrose, with his now classic photo-montage design with a surreal shell and key over a typographic... Learn More
    £625

    Stock Code: 91486

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  56. Paintings, Drawings and Illustrations.
    First edition, first impression. With a chronology of his life, a catalogue of exhibitions and works in Public Collections, Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 88898

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  57. Max Beerbohm in Perspective.
    First edition, first impression, of the author's book on the cartoonist and essayist who once described caricature as "the delicious art of exaggerating, without fear or favour, the peculiarities of this or that human body, for the mere sake of exaggeration". This volume features previously unpublished caricatures. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 90983

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  58. Fraternity.
    First edition, first printing. Limited to 101 numbered copies plus 12 hors-commerce signed by Spender, Aragon and each of the nine artists. Compiled to protest against the rise of fascism in Europe. The engravings were printed by Atelier 17 and Henri Hecht. Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 91467

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  59. Dada Profile.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to his daughter and her husband Standish Lawder on the front free endpaper: "To Ursi & Stan, with love, Hans. Sept. 15. 61". Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 90560

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  60. The Caliph's Design.
    First edition, first impression. A typical Lewisian rant about the state of British architecture, with customary swipes at Fashion, Political Apathy, Picasso, Lions, Parisian Realism and so forth. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 91462

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