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  1. 135116comp
    First UK edition, first impression, boldly signed by Warhol on the half-title. Warhol's loosely written autobiography was first published in New York by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich the same year. Learn More
    £1,250

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  2. 134073comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, specially bound in yellow buckram and signed by Hockney and Spender in blue 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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  3. 134763
    First and only edition of this uncommon collection of Second World War cartoons - BL and IWM only on Copac, OCLC adds just Bibliotheca Alexandrina, BnF, University of California, LA, Northwestern, and Michigan - this copy inscribed on the title page "with best regards" to "Mr Koestner", possibly the Egypt-based economist... Learn More
    £425

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    First edition, first impression, inscribed upside down on the last printed page "For Dave from Ralph Steadman 5. 8. 98." in red, black, and blue biro, and with a full page original drawing of his staple sad face. Learn More
    £350

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  5. 134545comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by Steadman on the title page and with his signature sad-face original drawing. Learn More
    £275

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  6. 134563comp
    First Steadman edition, first impression, signed by Steadman in gold ink on the endpapers. The book was originally published in 1883. Learn More
    £250

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    First edition thus, second overall, copy signed by Steadman and numbered 150 of 500 only on the front pastedown. This is the revised version of a book first published in 1974 by Straight Arrow Books. Learn More
    £150

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  8. 134548comp
    First German edition, first impression, signed by Steadman on the title page. This tale was published the same year in Switzerland. Learn More
    £175

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  9. 134538comp
    First edition, signed by Steadman, limited edition, this copy numbered 333 of 1000 only. Learn More
    £375

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  10. 134033
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Andy Warhol on the front cover, which features Shirley MacLaine. Learn More
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  11. 134179comp
    First edition, first impression, number 255 of 350 copies. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "gratefully H. S. Ede". Of the edition of 350 copies, ten were issued signed and bound in leather. The regular issue is uncommon signed, and especially so in the dust jacket, here in very nice condition. Learn More
    £1,250

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  12. 134173comp
    First edition of second volume, second edition of first. Gott der Väter inscribed by Chagall on the title page "Pour M. Robert Holtby en bon souvenir Marc Chagall St. Paul de Vence 1981" and additionally inscribed by Mayer on the following page "Mit allerbesten Wuenschen fuer ein von Gott reich gesegnetes, mit Gesundheit,... Learn More
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  13. 133936comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 62 of 110 copies. The Book of Beauty is Beaton's first book, featuring his sketches and portraits of many well-known women, including a number of royalty and his sisters Nancy and Baba who were his first photographic models. This copy has the ink ownership stamp of Vernon F. Taylor... Learn More
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  14. 134166comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the artist on the half-title. The book of the eponymous Hirst exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, in February 2007. The book includes essays by the writers John Banville and Richard Bradford, as well as poetry by Philip Larkin poetry - Hirst titled each work twice,... Learn More
    £400

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  15. 134074comp
    First edition, first printing, initialled by the artist - "AW" - 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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  16. 134032
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Andy Warhol on the front cover, which features Catherine Oxenberg. Learn More
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    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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  18. 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

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    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

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    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
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    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
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  22. 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
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  23. 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
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  24. 133118
    First edition, first impression. One of 3,300 numbered copies signed by Bailey on the limitation page. In 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
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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

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    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
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  27. 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
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  28. 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
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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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
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    Stock Code: 130699

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  32. 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
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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. 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
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  35. 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
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    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
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  37. 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
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  38. 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
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  39. 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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    First edition, first impression. Edition of 200. Inscribed by the artist "I wanted this to be the truth, Tracey Emin 1994". Learn More
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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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
    £700

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  44. 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
    £9,500

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    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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  46. 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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  47. 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
    £200

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  48. 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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  49. 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
    £300

    Stock Code: 129712

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  50. 123798comp
    Deluxe signed limited edition, number 6 of 150 copies on Grand Vélin d'Arches signed by the artist and editor. This edition contains two original lithographs signed by the artist as well as 12 other original unsigned lithographs. This is volume two of the four-volume series by Fernand Mourlot. The trade edition was first... Learn More
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    Signed limited edition, number 110 of 200 copies signed by Henry Moore. Loosely inserted as issued is a signed lithograph of "Seated Mother and Child" (1973), which is printed on Barcham Green, numbered 35/100 and housed in its original card chemise. This deluxe edition of the catalogue raisonné of the artist's work in... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 100475

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  52. 123836comp
    First and limited edition, number 289 of 300 copies issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer on the front cover of the title bifolium, "a Jeanine et Pierre, ces images de Paris et da Limousin, cordialement I. Bidermanas, 24-XII-1950". Les Yeux de L'Ame is Bidermanas's first published work, his popular Paris... Learn More
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  53. 111943
    "Nielsen..."> An original watercolour for In Powder and Crinoline, signed and dated "Kay Nielsen 1913" in the lower left corner. Nielsen produced 26 watercolours for In Powder and Crinoline to illustrate seven fairy tales chosen by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. This watercolour illustrates the story, "Felicia or The Pot of Pinks".
    "Nielsen... Learn More
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  54. 125386comp
    First US edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Harriet Reynolds, Clare Leighton". This collection of short stories is "a nostalgic celebration of English rural life on the eve of the Second World War" (ODNB). "Convinced that wood-engraving was an art for the masses rather than... Learn More
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  55. 126395
    First and only edition. One of 100 numbered and 10 lettered copies signed by Mann on the colophon, each of the 10 bound prints initialled and the free standing print signed. A collection of stunning and provocative photographs, each accompanied by a poem, by controversial photographer Sally Mann who was named 'America's... Learn More
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  56. 126279comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the artist, "To Walter, with all best wishes, from Henry. Much Hadham. October 1972." Walter John Strachan (1903-94) was a schoolteacher, poet, French translator and critic. "Strachan's interest in art developed throughout the thirties and forties. .... Strachan also wrote and... Learn More
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  57. 120160comp
    First and only edition, limited to 120 signed copies, this copy numbered 10 at the limitation leaf and in pencil on all plates; the printing-plates were destroyed on completion of the edition. Inevitably highly uncommon, just 8 locations on OCLC. This copy inscribed on the second blank; "à Raoul Dufy en toute sympathie,... Learn More
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  58. 125102
    A label to the rear of the frame notes..."> A charming original drawing by Louis Wain (1860-1939), "the man who drew cats". This is a finely executed example of the anthropomorphic style for which he was famous, with a distinctly satisfied looking cat at her toilet, captioned below: "There is some comfort in feeling at home".
    A label to the rear of the frame notes... Learn More
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    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author to the art critic John Russell on the half-title: "To my good old friend John Russel sic, his old old friend, Max Ernst", accompanied by a hand-drawn bird by Ernst. John Russell (1919-2008) was the chief art critic at the New York Times from 1982 to 1990 and author... Learn More
    £975

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  60. 123626comp
    First editions, first impressions. Signed by Lachapelle opposite the title page of Lost + Found and inscribed and signed opposite the copyright page of Good News with the phrase "Be Brave". A superb large-format Taschen publication, these works showcase the vibrant colour-saturated photography of LaChapelle. Once dubbed... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 123626

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