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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. 119733comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To John Curtis, in his doghouse, greetings, & good wishes, Sandy Calder. 16 Mar 1973. Saché." Although Calder specialised in abstract hanging wire construction, often connected to motors, he is best known for his unpowered... Learn More
    £2,250

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  2. 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

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  3. 116638
    First edition, the popular issue, the first of five picture books that Nicholson published with Heinemann and the work that "established Nicholson's solo reputation" (ODNB). It was published in October 1897 but postdated 1898. There was also a deluxe edition of approximately 50 copies printed directly from the woodblocks... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 116638

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  4. 120966comp
    First edition, deluxe issue. Number 203 of 350 deluxe copies, of a total edition of 1,965 copies, signed by Ronnie Wood. With a deluxe numbered print signed by Wood, and several facsimile ephemera, including night club tickets, a poster and a photograph. Within the clamshell box is a pullout tray holding a 45rpm record featuring... Learn More
    £1,250

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  5. 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

  6. 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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  7. 118578comp
    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the authors on the front free endpaper, "To C. Stanfield Esq. R. A., respectfully presented by his obedient humble servants, W. Winsor & H. Newton." The recipient was Clarkson Stanfield, elected as a Royal Academician in February 1835, who "between 1820 and his last submission... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 118578

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  8. 120905comp
    First edition, sole printing, number 442 of 460 copies of this scarce Hemingway publication championing the art of Antonio Gattorno (1904-1980). Presentation copy inscribed by the artist to Juan Jose Sicre: "Para J. J. Sicre, su amigo, Gattorno, Santa Amalia 15/6/1935". Juan José Sicre (1898-1974) was a Cuban sculptor and... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 120905

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  9. 118494comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the photographer on the front free endpaper, "For Jack McTurner, in appreciation of all his kindness to us. Alfred Stieglitz, An American Place, Nov. 15 - 1940"; additionally inscribed by one of the contributors, and Stieglitz's lover, Dorothy Norman: "I am glad... Learn More
    £5,500

    Stock Code: 118494

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  10. 120100
    First limited edition, collectors issue, number 600 of 1,000 copies; a further 500 copies were issued as the deluxe edition. A richly illustrated and informative catalogue raisonné of Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969), an artist described by Charles Wheeler, president of the Royal Academy, as an artist of "a steady... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 120100

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  11. 119997comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To The Lady Sackville, Clive Bell, July 1922". The recipient was Lady Victoria Josefa Dolores Catalina Sackville-West (1862-1936), fellow Bloomsbury group member Vita Sackville-West's mother. Lady Sackville was a close friend of the sculptor... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 119997

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  12. Three Portraits of the Lowrys: Portrait of The Artist's Mother; Portrait of The Artist's Father; Self-Portrait of the Artist; [together with:] Bronze Medallion of L. S. Lowry.
    From an edition of 300, with each print signed in pen on the lower right by Lowry. The medallion, featuring Lowry's profile cast in bronze by sculptor Leo Solomon, is numbered on the accompanying engraved plaque. The prints of the artist's mother and father are after oil on canvases (1910), and the self-portrait is after... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 107727

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  13. Jerusalem. The Emanation of The Giant Albion.
    First edition thus, limited issue, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy. Copy A of 26 lettered copies reserved for the trustees of the William Blake Trust and the publishers, from a total edition of 558 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, each page being watermarked with Blake's monogram. This copy... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 115056

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  14. 118680detail
    The Commemorative edition, number ten of ten copies printed and specially bound by the publishers, this set produced for Alice S. Timayenis with her name printed on the limitation page in each volume and signed by Barrie on a tipped-in leaf at the front of volume I; with the plates in three states, printed on "India paper,... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 118680

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  15. 118809
    First edition, signed limited issue. This work contains a catalogue and 19 loose plates, including a colour plate signed by the artist. It was produced to coincide with an exhibition of Paolozzi's Tottenham Court Road underground station mural project which ran at the Royal Academy of Arts from 4 February to 3 March 1986.... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 118809

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  16. Europe: A Prophecy.
    First edition thus, limited issue, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy. Number 1 of 480 copies, from a total limited edition of 526 copies on Arches rag paper to match that used by Blake. This copy derives from the archive of the Trianon Press, from the estate of publisher and founder Arnold Fawcus. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 115036

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  17. image1
    First edition thus, limited issue, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy. Copy A of 26 copies reserved for the trustees of the William Blake Trust and the publishers, from a total edition of 458 copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. This copy derives from the Trianon Press archive, from... Learn More
    £750

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  18. 115013
    First facsimile edition, number 40 of 50 special copies with an additional volume (containing an original negative - here showing The Earth engraving - a copperplate, and collotypes without plate-mark) and the first three bound in full morocco, from a total edition of 726 copies. The engravings for Blake's visionary allegory... Learn More
    £2,250

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  19. 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

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  20. The Curse of Lono.
    First Taschen edition. Edition of 1000. Signed by Thompson and Steadman on the limitation page. Originally published as a quarto edition in 1983, this edition is in a larger format with full colour illustrations. Thompson died a month before the book was published. Learn More
    £950

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  21. 117221
    First edition, first impression, of Reitlinger's best known work, his study of the French art market. "Reitlinger's interest in this subject was prompted by what he considered to be the decline of taste in art, which he attributed to a redistribution of wealth and to the inflated price of individual reputation" (ODNB). Educated... Learn More
    £225

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  22. 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
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    Stock Code: 96121

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  23. 107483
    Louis Wain's first annual to solely feature stories for children, a copy of which was sent and gratefully received by "the Queen... and Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Princess Christian's daughter". Despite this royal success with P. S. King, Wain only published two annuals with them. An uncommon book, with just... Learn More
    £250

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  24. 117026comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the artists in ink to the foot of half-title, "Jake and Dinos Chapman, 2013". From a print run of 1,200 copies published to follow on from their 2008 installation "Fucking Hell". Learn More
    £180

    Stock Code: 117026

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  25. 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
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  26. 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

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  27. 116705
    First edition, first impression, of Searle's first published work, a collection of drawings from his time as a Japanese prisoner of war between 1942 and 1945. Searle was captured in February 1942 whilst stationed in Singapore and set to work on the Siam-Burma Death Railway. He returned to England in October 1945 with the... Learn More
    £375

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  28. 116454
    First edition, first impression, of this book on perspective aimed at artists. The illustrations and diagrams are printed on either side of the leaf so that when the coloured images are held up to the light, the lines of perspective from the diagram on the other side can be seen through the paper, and if the diagram is lifted... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 116454

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  29. 116398
    Limited edition, with a numbered print by Roth entitled A Bunch of Flowers (1998) laid in pocket on rear pastedown, number 25 of 100 copies thus. This volume is the second in a three-volume series. It is preceded by Unique Pieces and followed by Books + Multiples. With an introduction by Dirk Dobke, curator of the Dieter... Learn More
    £275

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  30. 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

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  31. The History of Surrealist Painting.
    A copy with a letter from the author-artist: "With the best wishes of Lily and Marcel Jean". Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 115825

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  32. The Visions of the Daughters of Albion.
    First edition thus, number 369 of 400 copies thus (this one of 200 for the US), from a total edition of 446 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, each page watermarked with Blake's monogram. Blake scholar Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), the brother of John Maynard, provides a commentary and bibliographical... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 115055

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  33. The Book of Los.
    First edition thus, copy II of 32 copies bound in full morocco with an original guide sheet, stencil and copperplate, and a set of extra plates showing progressive stages of the collotype and hand-stencil process, from a total edition of 538 copies, printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake.... Learn More
    £1,275

    Stock Code: 115051

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  34. All Religions are One.
    First edition thus, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy, copy A of 26 lettered copies reserved for the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, in full morocco with a set of proofs showing the progressive states of the collotype process, from a total edition of 662 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 115045

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  35. The Book of Ahania.
    First edition thus, copy XXIX of 32 deluxe copies in full morocco, each containing an original guide-sheet, stencil and copperplate, and a set of plates showing the progressive stages of the collotype and hand-stencil process, from a total edition of 808 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that bused by Blake.... Learn More
    £1,525

    Stock Code: 115043

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  36. There is No Natural Religion.
    First edition thus, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy, number 1 of 540 copies thus, from a total edition of 616 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. This copy, numbered 1 in the series, derives from the archive of the Trianon Press, from the estate of publisher and founder Arnold Fawcus. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 115037

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  37. There is No Natural Religion.
    First edition thus, publisher Arnold Fawcus' copy, number 1 of 540 copies this, from a total edition of 616 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. This deluxe copy derives from the publisher's archive, from the estate of Trianon Press's founder and publisher Arnold Fawcus. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 115026

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  38. Laocoon. A Last Testament.
    First edition, number 11 of 380 copies thus, this copy inscribed on the limitation leaf by the publisher Arnold Fawcus, "For Raymond: Geoffrey's most recent and exciting contribution to Blake scholarship, warmest regards, Arnold", from a total edition of 438 copies. This Trianon production constitutes a finely illustrated... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 115020

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  39. A Study of The Illuminated Books of William Blake.
    First edition, limited to 525 numbered copies signed and numbered by the author on the limitation leaf, this copy out of series. Keynes (1887-1982) was an academic, biographer, and the younger brother of John Maynard Keynes. He was a world authority on Blake, and was instrumental in the production of the Trianon facsimiles,... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 115016

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  40. The Book of Thel.
    First edition thus, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy, copy A of 26 lettered copies reserved for Lessing J. Rosenwald, the Library of Congress, the Trustees of the William Blake Trust and the Publishers, from a limited edition of 426 copies printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, each page watermarked... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 115014

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  41. The Complete Portraiture.
    First edition, copy number 1 of 500 numbered copies thus bound, from a total edition of 562. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 114945

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  42. The Book of Ahania.
    First edition thus, number 4 of 750 copies in quarter morocco from a limited edition of 808 copies. The Trianon Press, in collaboration with The William Blake Society, produced a series of fine facsimiles of Blake's books based on copies in the Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress. These facsimiles were printed... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 114944

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  43. 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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  44. Sketch-book. 1824.
    First edition, publisher Arnold Fawcus's copy, copy A of 26 lettered copies reserved for Miss Joan Linnell Ivimy (who lent the original), the Trustees of the William Blake Trust, Mr. Martin Butlin and the Publishers, one of 76 copies with the sketchbook volume specially bound in full morocco, from a total edition of 586... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 115005

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  45. Time and Western Man.
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To H. E. Dounce, from Wyndham Lewis, October 1927". Harry Esty Dounce (1889-1947) was an American journalist and book reviewer. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 115120

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  46. image1
    First and limited edition, number 312 of 530 copies. Presentation copy to Francis Bacon inscribed by the author and signed by the artist on the title page: "Pour Francis Bacon, en espérant qu'un jour très prochain nous travaillions à quelque chose de moins abstrait sur son œuvre avec l'admiration et l'amitié de Michel... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 114971

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  47. I Con.tact. Rolling Stone Archive.
    First edition, first impression. Limited to 950 copies. This is one of the 100 deluxe copies signed by Gered Mankowitz but comes without the photographic print as issued. Together with the original prospectus. A complete archive of Mankowtz's Rolling Stones contact sheets, taken from 1965 - 69, 3000 images. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 114867

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  48. .
    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1750 copies signed by Gered Mankowitz. With an original photographic contact print of three images taken directly from the negatives tipped in. Together with the original prospectus. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 114866

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  49. Wood on Canvas. Every Picture Tells a Story.
    First edition, first impression. Limited to 2500 copies signed by Wood. Together with the original prospectus. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 114863

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  50. Finden's Illustrations of the Life and Works of Lord Byron.
    First book edition, attractively bound. "It was William and Edward Finden's illustrations to Byron that substantially enhanced the status of their work. Following his death in Greece in 1824, their engravings sensitively conveyed to a wide contemporary audience images of Byron's life and work. Initially engaged by Byron's... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 114762

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  51. i1
    First edition, first impression, review copy sent by the publisher to art critic C. Lewis Hind, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, "C. Lewis Hind, May 1916", and the blind stamp to title page, "Review Copy with John Lane's Compliments". Hind (1862-1927) was a British journalist and art historian,... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 114437

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  52. The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais.
    First US edition, published in the same year as the London edition: "it remains the fullest source of information on Millais" (ODNB). This copy in a striking luxury binding dated 1912 and stamped with the monogram "HHG" on the rear turn-in of volume I. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 114645

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  53. i1
    In this illustrated letter written six weeks before his death, John Butler Yeats (1839-1922), father of the poet W. B. Yeats, writes to Dial editor Gilbert Seldes: " That hour glass is a great comfort to Father Time & to others. Art with representation, that is, without condition is the latest demands of austere critics.... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 114617

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  54. "Ade, Witboi."
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 114243

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  55. i1
    An entertaining Grand Tour diary, chatty and discursive. John Horatio Nelson (1825-1917) was great-nephew of the hero of Trafalgar, the second son of Thomas Bolton, who changed his surname on becoming the 2nd Earl Nelson. Born at Brickworth House, Whiteparish, Wiltshire, he was educated at Eton and Harrow, and Trinity College,... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 114065

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  56. Daily Bread.

    Daily Bread.

    Hampstead, London: 1935

    Unique "book" by Pares, made for and dedicated to the man who was to become her second husband, Robert Christopher Bradby. Comprises a series of well-finished whimsically satirical sketches, broadly on the themes of women's work, fashions, and domestic life; the frontispiece showing the artist pavement-sketching - a pint... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 114035

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  57. The Art of Elisabeth Frink.
    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 66 of 75 copies with an etching signed by Frink, and tipped-in opposite the limitation page. It is unusual to encounter copies with the etching still present. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 113985

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  58. Gainsborough & his place in English art.
    Limited edition of 250 copies. An important and lavish monograph with superb photogravure reproductions: "Armstrong 1849-1918 is also remembered for his massive monographs, with accompanying catalogues, of some of the major British painters of the second half of the eighteenth century and the early nineteenth, Gainsborough... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 113625

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  59. Mr Gladstone's Washi.
    First edition, limited to 500 copies printed on mouldmade Hahnemühle paper in Van Dijck types, of which this is number 352. A most attractive production, incorporating a facsimile of Sir Harry Parkes's original report and handsome reproductions of various artefacts that he collected in the course of his inquiry. "At the... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 113217

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  60. The Centenary of Arthur Rackham's Birth
    First edition of this centenary catalogue, celebrating the Arthur Rackham catalogue gifted to the Libraries of Columbia University by Mr and Mrs Alfred C. Berol. This is the wrappered issue; the catalogue was also issued in hard covers. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 113327

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