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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. 1
    First edition, sole printing. One of just 60 copies, mostly unnumbered as here despite the claim of the colophon. Waugh's preface is the only text, giving this publication strong claims for inclusion in the primary section of his bibliography. This handsome and elusive book marks the end of Waugh's pretensions to work commercially... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 112477

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  2. Calendar Object.
    Signed limited edition. Number 395 of 1,000 calendars signed by the artist. In the late 1970s Paolozzi collaborated on several projects with German ceramic manufacturer Rosenthal Technik AG. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 107134

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    A handsomely bound copy of the second edition of Thomas Cook's compilation of Hogarth's engravings. Originally published in 1808. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 111471

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  4. Water Colour Book.
    First and limited edition, one of 1,850 copies. Scarce in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 110117

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  5. Cremaster 5.

    Cremaster 5.

    Frankfurt am Main: 1997

    First edition, first printing, of the catalogue published to coincide with the first screenings of Cremaster 5. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 109983

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

    Stock Code: 109791

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  7. The Paper Snake.
    First edition, first printing, casebound issue. A particularly fine example of this seminal artist's book, which interweaves text with collages and mail art. Ray Johnson (1927-1995) was a Neo-Dada artist loosely associated with the Fluxus movement. He was once described as "New York's most famous unknown artist" and the... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 112862

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  8. 1
    First and only edition. Presentation copy from the artist, inscribed on the title page: "With compliments to Comte de Soissons, from James J. Guthrie, 23.11.00". Guthrie (1874-1952) was "a talented hand printer and founded the Pear Tree Press... he was one of the leading wood engravers associated with the developments of... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 112402

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  9. John Baldessari.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title: "For David from John Baldessari". This exhibition catalogue was published on the occasion of the Baldessari retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1990. The exhibition then travelled to San Francisco, Washington D.C., Minneapolis,... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 112196

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  10. British Artists of Today. Number 1.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper, "To Mrs Blin, Mark Gertler, July 11. 1929". Scarce with the original glassine and even more so inscribed. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 111768

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  11. Toward a Social Landscape.
    First edition, hardcover issue of this catalogue published to coincide with the exhibition "Toward a Social Landscape" which opened in December 1966 at the George Eastman House of Photography, New York. The catalogue is split into separate portfolios to showcase the work of the five contemporary photographers included in... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 107201

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  12. Woodwork in Principle and Practice.
    First edition, first impression, one of 240 copies. Though entitled volume I, no further volumes were published. Green (1872-1945) exhibited in the Summer Exhibition of 1928 with woodcarvings and was known as a designer of furniture in the Arts and Crafts tradition. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 111564

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  13. Paintings in Oil.
    First and limited edition, number 512 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist. Scarce in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 110114

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  14. A collection of items signed by Lowry and Levy with original drawings, from the estate of Leopold Solomon.
    An exceptional collection, encapsulating the close relationship between the sculptor Leopold "Leo" Solomon (1919-1976), L. S. Lowry (1887-1976), and Mervyn Levy (1914-1996), artist and leading art critic and dealer. It was Levy who, as a 14-year-old school boy, introduced Solomon, then 10 years old, to painting in oils;... Learn More
    £8,750

    Stock Code: 111652

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  15. image1
    Signed limited edition, one of 300 numbered copies. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 107075

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  16. The Book of Los.
    First facsimile edition, number 98 of 538 copies printed on Arches pure rag paper, made to match the paper used by Blake. Blake scholar Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), the brother of John Maynard, provides a commentary and bibliographical history. "The Book of Los was the first of the two small books executed by Blake mainly... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 112647

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

    Stock Code: 105639

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  18. .
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title, "To John, all the best, Glenn Brown". Three exhibitions is a richly illustrated overview of Glenn Brown's exhibitions at the Gagosian's New York and London galleries in 2004, 2007 and 2009. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 106601

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  19. Frank Films.
    First edition, first impression of this introduction to Frank's film work. Signed by Frank on the half title. Published on the occasion of the Diagonal Special "Robert Frank - Retrospektive der Filme und Videos", which was shown between 11 and 21 September 2003 as part of Graz Cultural Capital 2003. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 106182

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  20. Masterpieces from the Topkapı Museum.
    First edition in English, apparently unpublished in the original Turkish; French and German editions were published the same year. This copy is from the library of noted Iranian bibliophile Cyrus Ghani, with his ownership inscription dated London, 12 January 1981 to the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 110845

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

    Stock Code: 110842

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

    Stock Code: 110778

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  23. A Blue Book of Conversation.
    First edition in book form, first impression of this series of drawings satirising aristocratic social gatherings, and accompanied by a short commentary. It was originally produced as a portfolio in an edition of ten copies as part of Banting's Surrealist satire For Social Service, in 1933; here they are arranged differently,... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 105449

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

    Stock Code: 109635

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  25. Woodcuts.
    First edition, signed limited edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the limitation page, "Presented to Mrs R. G. Casey with kindest regards, R. N. Chakravorty. Aug. 22 1944." A lovely copy of this book by a pioneer in modern Indian printmaking. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 106222

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

    Stock Code: 105558

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  27. i1
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Allen, best wishes, Caroline." The first full-length study of Frink's printmaking. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 105299

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  28. Christopher Wool.
    Signed limited edition, one of 1,000 numbered copies signed by Wool. Large format monograph on American artist Christopher Wool (b.1955), featuring texts by Eric Banks, Ann Goldstein, Richard Hell, Jim Lewis, Glenn O'Brien, and Anne Pontégnie. Text in English, German, and French throughout. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 107421

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  29. 1
    First edition, Copac traces the V & A copy only. This copy inscribed on the title page; "To Dear Minerva, with all best wishes for the New Century, Lei-Lei, 2001". Catalogue for an exhibition of the work of one of the founding members, along with Ai WeiWei, and Ma Desheng, of the Stars Group. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 107016

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

    Stock Code: 110800

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

    Stock Code: 104906

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

    Stock Code: 104441

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

    Stock Code: 104049

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  34. Steichen the Photographer.
    First and limited edition, one of 925 numbered copies signed by Steichen and Sandburg. An important monograph, the first devoted to Steichen's work, and included in Roth's The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century: "Sandburg's folksy modesty is a bit at odds with the solemnity and sumptuousness... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 103873

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  35. Between the Eyes.
    £65

    Stock Code: 103798

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

    Stock Code: 103767

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

    Stock Code: 103715

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  38. The Caliph's Design.
    First edition, first impression, 1,000 copies were printed. With the rare publisher's flyer for Lewis's debut novel Tarr, "some were laid into copies of The Caliph's Design" (Morrow & Lafourcade). "In The Caliph's Design: Architects! Where is Your Vortex?, Lewis offers the most sustained and considered of his early critiques... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 106471

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  39. The Reichstag and Urban Projects.
    £45

    Stock Code: 104905

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

    Stock Code: 104904

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  41. Road Dog Ale.
    Steadman's revised promotional material for the Road Dog Ale, following a charge of profanity. He began creating original art for Flying Dog's labels in 1995, and initially designed the labels with the slogan "Good Beer, No Shit." However, this was deemed obscene by the Colorado Liquor Board, who removed all Road Dog beer... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 104243

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  42. image1
    First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 numbered copies. Presentation copy signed and inscribed by Eichenberg to Margaret K. McElderry on the title page: "To Margy, my most faithful friend, with love Fritz". Eichenberg illustrated several books published by Harcourt Brace, where McElderry worked at the time, including... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 103889

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  43. .
    First edition, first impression. A unique and stunning copy, with the jacket customised by Steadman, who was clearly not an admirer of the typography on the original jacket. Steadman has rebacked the jacket with cream card, removed the lower and upper portion of the front panel to redesign title and his signature, and added... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 103814

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

    Stock Code: 107014

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

    Stock Code: 103762

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

    Stock Code: 103732

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

    Stock Code: 103700

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

    Stock Code: 105276

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  49. Hesiod's Crown.
    First edition, from a total printing of numbered 300 copies this is one of the top 100 signed by Tilson and with the additional signed and number engraving included. Tilson takes his theme from the supposed Dionysian contest to establish the true master of Greek poetry, Homer or Hesiod, and through a series of wonderful... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 104791

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

    Stock Code: 104388

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

    Stock Code: 104242

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

    Stock Code: 105686

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  54. Considérations sur la gravure originale.
    Extra limited edition, one of 15 copies lettered A-O (this copy lettered G) for the author and his collaborators. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in pencil on the half-title: "à Mr. Morison au bon souvenir, London. April 29". With, laid-in, an original etched New Year card signed (for 1931) and a charming original... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 104608

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  55. .
    A charming piece of Steadman ephemera. Learn More
    £60

    Stock Code: 104244

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  56. 101936
    First edition, first impression. Number 359 from a limited edition of 650 copies. Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 101936

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  57. Kaethe Kollwitz. Griffelkunst und Weltanschauung. Ein kunstgeschichtlicher Beitrag zur Seelen - und Gesellschaftskunde.
    First and limited edition, number 4 of a total edition of 275 copies and one of only 75 copies bound in full japon vellum (the remainder were bound in half vellum). With an original woodcut self-portrait signed by the artist, and described as one of Kollwitz's most striking prints. An important early monograph on the great... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 103466

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  58. Norman Rockwell Illustrator.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author and with his original ink drawing of a dog in a bow tie smoking a pipe. Rockwell's inscription is written on the front free endpaper, directly beneath the drawing, and reads: "Best wishes to the Hirschys, sincerely, Norman Rockwell". Laid in is a colour reproduction... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 103298

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  59. i1
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist on the second leaf, "Best wishes! Nino Caffè, Jan. 1966". An earlier version of Graham Greene's appreciation of Italian painter Nino Caffè, 'the painter of young priests', had previously appeared in the catalogue for Caffè's exhibition at the Knoedler Gallery in... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 103301

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  60. That Lucky Old Sun.
    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies. Signed by Brian Wilson and Peter Blake. Together with the original prospectus. Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 102619

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