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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. 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

    Stock Code: 134073

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  3. 122385
    First edition, first impression. In this work "Brassaï became a master at drawing luminosity from the darkness. The swaths of wet paving stones featured on the covers and endpapers of Paris de Nuit gleam like pale beacons in the streetlight. Inside, Brassaï explores the city, beginning with its broad vistas and grand public... Learn More
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  4. 35160
    First edition of this book-length critique of the pre-Raphaelites and Ruskin's critical writings. Learn More
    £350

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  5. 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

    Stock Code: 134763

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  6. 134760
    First and only edition of this uncommon collection of satirical cartoons from the Second World War - 6 locations on Copac - BL, NLS, IWM, V & A, TCD, Oxford, OCLC adds just 8 more Australian War Memoiral, Getty Research Institute, Nanterre-La Contemporaraine, Frankfurt, Cork, Utrecht, California, Davis, and Ohio State. Marengo... Learn More
    £325

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  7. 134620comp
    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

    Stock Code: 134620

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  8. 134545comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by Steadman on the title page and with his signature sad-face original drawing. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 134545

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  9. 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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  10. 134564comp
    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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  11. 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

    Stock Code: 134548

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  12. 134538comp
    First edition, signed by Steadman, limited edition, this copy numbered 333 of 1000 only. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 134538

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  13. 134033
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Andy Warhol on the front cover, which features Shirley MacLaine. Learn More
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    Stock Code: 134033

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  14. 134245
    First Dufy edition, number 113 of 380 copies printed on Montgolfier d'Annonay paper from a total edition of 450. "Dufy again paid tribute to Apollinaire ... by illustrating one of his major pieces of prose fiction. Le Poète Assassiné was originally a book of short stories which took its title from its opening novella.... Learn More
    £1,500

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  15. 134226
    First and limited edition, number 36 of 108 copies on Hollande paper, this copy with an additional etching,titled "Le Guichet." Jean-Émile Laboureur (1877-1943) was a French artist, illustrator, and engraver who worked with many of his contemporaries, such as André Gide, Colette, Paul-Jean Toulet, and Maurice Maeterlinck,... Learn More
    £1,500

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  16. 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
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    Stock Code: 134179

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 134032
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Andy Warhol on the front cover, which features Catherine Oxenberg. Learn More
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  22. 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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  23. 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
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    Stock Code: 133991

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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

    Stock Code: 133992

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  25. 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
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    Stock Code: 133990

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  26. 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
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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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
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  30. 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
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  31. 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
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  32. 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
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    Stock Code: 131344

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  34. 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
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  35. 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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  36. 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
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    Stock Code: 110107

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  37. 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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  38. 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
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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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
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  46. 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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  47. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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
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  51. 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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  52. 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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  53. 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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  54. 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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  55. 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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  56. 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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  57. 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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  58. 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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  59. 37896comp
    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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    Stock Code: 37896

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  60. 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
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