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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 127347

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  4. 130710comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by David Bailey on the front free endpaper: "To Iain Love DB". Harrison's book charts the life and work of Bailey in his formative years. Learn More
    £275

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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
    £850

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  8. 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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  9. 127754
    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1500 copies, each numbered and signed by Testino. Learn More
    £1,500

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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
    £4,500

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  14. 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
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 125683

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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

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  21. Chinese Jade.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 100689

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  22. 129144
    First edition in book-form following issue in parts in 1840, one of six deluxe large paper copies. An exceptional, highly regarded book: McLean states that "it has considerable claim to be called the most handsome book produced in the whole of the nineteenth century" (McLean, Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing, p.... Learn More
    £3,850

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  23. 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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  24. 127737
    £350

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  25. 128801
    Signed limited edition, number 6 of 20 copies signed by Ferlinghetti along with two signed paintings by Soheyl Dahi. Learn More
    £250

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  26. 120920
    First edition, from the library of Otto Wesendonck, husband of Mathilde Wesendonck and friend of Wagner.
    Otto Wesendonck's (1815-1896) success as a silk merchant made him a generous patron of the arts and allowed him to provided significant financial support to one of his favourite composers, Richard Wagner, throughout... Learn More
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  27. 100475comp
    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
    £1,750

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  28. 128525
    First edition, with the frontispiece designed by Aubrey Beardsley. Second issue as usual: there were a few copies sent for review with an 1895 title page and Beardsley's "Black Coffee" frontispiece, but following a complaint by the publisher John Lane about the use of this image, which had been prepared for the fifth volume... Learn More
    £175

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  29. 1
    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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  30. 127752
    Limited edition of 2,500 copies worldwide, numbered and signed by the photographer. A superb large-format Taschen publication showcasing the vibrant colour-saturated photography of David LaChapelle. Once dubbed the Fellini of photography, LaChapelle has worked for the most prestigious international publications and has been... Learn More
    £2,500

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  31. 126942comp
    Signed limited edition, number 22 of 100 copies. Signed by Rosengarten at the end of the preface and on each plate. Additionally signed by each contributing poet at the foot of their poems (except A. J. M. Smith, who died before the project could be completed). Also signed by Jones at the end of the introduction. This artist-poet... Learn More
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  32. 126256
    First edition, first printing, of the first catalogue published for a Brücke Group exhibition. This catalogue for their breakthrough exhibition at the prestigious Galerie Ernst Arnold in Dresden in September 1910 reflects the group character of the Brücke. It is illustrated with original woodcuts of the paintings done... Learn More
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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 125566
    First edition of this richly illustrated guide to drawing and painting, part of the expansion of popular manuals for artistry which occurred in the early 19th century. This expansion reflected the fact that drawing and painting, which had once been considered a supplement to a general education for the genteel, had by the... Learn More
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  40. 122778

    Window Flowers:

    Peiping [Beijing]: 1948

    First edition, first impression. "Window Flowers" were paper silhouettes with symbolic images which were intended to be pasted to windows. Sold at local Beijing fairs before the Chinese New Year, they were believed to bring good luck. Koehn's book provides 50 examples of this charming Chinese folk art from the productions... Learn More
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  41. 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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  42. 121166comp
    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
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  43. 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

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  44. 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
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  45. 116744
    First and only edition. Decidedly uncommon, Copac cites copies at five British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, NMM, RA, V&A, National Trust - Wimpole Hall); OCLC adds just three further locations, all in the United States (Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, Newberry, and New York Historical Society).... Learn More
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  46. 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
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  47. 122697
    An attractive Grand Tour album, consisting largely of architectural subjects and views in Nîmes, Arles and Rome amongst others, together with "types" and scenes of local life, compiled by the seventeen year-old William Amhurst Daniel-Tyssen, later William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, 1st baron Amherst of Hackney, art collector,... Learn More
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  48. 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

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  49. 106022comp
    First edition. This copy inscribed on the half-title, in translation; "With my very kindest remembrances, Diego Rivera, Nov. 28 1942". The recipient was Bernard "Barney" Collins, a New Mexico-born industrialist and philanthropist with interests in textiles and mining, who divided his time between California and Mexico City,... Learn More
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  50. 91542comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by Rivera on the title page. Learn More
    £875

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  51. 123707comp
    First edition, first impression. This is the author's own copy, with his bookplate to the front free endpaper and signed by him on the title page. Learn More
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  52. Eden versus Whistler. The Baronet and the Butterfly.
    First and limited edition, one of 250 numbered copies signed by Whistler with his butterfly monogram. "Early in 1894 Whistler painted a small portrait of Lady Eden (Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow), and her husband, Sir William Eden, sent 100 for it, which Whistler banked. Whistler exhibited the picture in Paris... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 104607

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  53. 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

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  54. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
    First edition thus, deluxe limited issue: copy XX of 20 deluxe copies with an original guide sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages, as well as colour collotype proofs,from a total edition of 526 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, with each page watermarked... Learn More
    £5,250

    Stock Code: 115038

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  55. Milton: A Poem.
    First edition thus, copy S of 26 lettered copies reserved for Lessing J. Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, containing an original guide-sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages in the stencil work, as well as colour collotype... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 115042

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  56. 122069comp
    First and signed limited edition, number 21 of 50 copies. This portfolio comprises of seven broadsides, each individually numbered and signed by Steadman and the relevant poet: Fleur Adcock, Bill Butler, Jane Deverson, David Harsent, Adrian Henri, Roger McGough, and Douglas Mellor. Learn More
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  57. 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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  58. 121389
    First edition, first printing. Bob Thomas (1922-2014) was an American Hollywood reporter and biographer. He wrote biographies for diverse figures including Joan Crawford, Marlon Brando, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Howard Hughes, and Walt Disney. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 121389

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  59. 122170comp
    First and limited edition, pre-publication presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "à Adolphe de Milly avec mon trés amical souvenir, Yvan Goll, Paris 11 avril 1949"; number 90 of 300 copies on Rives (from a total edition of 333). The colophon notes that "cet ouvrage a été achevé d'imprimeur le 15 Mai 1949".... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 122170

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  60. 122652comp
    First edition, deluxe issue, number B of 26 lettered copies signed by both poet and artist, bound by Earle Gray, and with an original signed ink drawing by Brainard dated 1974 bound in; this copy additionally a presentation copy, inscribed by Ashbery in the year of publication to his friend the artist R. B. Kitaj: "for R.... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 122652

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