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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. Surrealism.
    First edition, first printing of this early work on Surrealism. One of 1,500 copies printed, and scarce in the jacket. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 100617

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  2. 96290
    Original pencil sketch by Rackham depicting a man in bed, wearing a night cap. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 96290

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  3. 96145
    An original ink drawing by Rackham. A slightly different version of the printed illustrations for Wild Life in Hampshire Highlands by G. A. B. Dewar and Fly Fishing by Edward Grey, both first published by J. M. Dent & Co. in 1899 on pages 60 and xvi respectively under the Haddon Hall Library imprint. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 96145

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  4. 96127
    Original drawing by Rackham, depicting a woman seated in a train carriage reading. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 96127

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  5. "My Lord," said the King "Here's a rather tough job".
    An original ink drawing by Rackham. A slightly different version of the printed illustration used for The Ingoldsby Legends first published by J. M. Dent in 1898 on page 327. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 96117

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  6. Die Magie der Natur.
    First German-language edition; originally published by Viking Press, New York, earlier the same year as The Mountains of the Mind. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 97804

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  7. Original ink sketch "Kiel Market Place".
    Original ink sketch by Rackham of the Old Market in Kiel, with the Nikolaikirche in the background. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 96142

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  8. Stock Photographs.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Winogrand on the half title page. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 99579

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  9. 1
    First edition, first impression. Signed by Picasso on the dedication page, and inscribed by Brassai on the half-title: "Pour Maud Leclerc, avec toute son amitié, Brassai. Èze-village, 27 Dec. 1964." Brassaï, who photographed much of Picasso's work in the 1940s, here builds an intimate portrait of Picasso himself, recording... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 99727

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  10. Histoires naturelles.
    Limited edition, number 84 of 100 numbered copies. Lautrec began his preliminary sketches in 1896, at the Jardin d'Acclimatation, but the lithographs were only executed in 1898. Publication was delayed by the author, displeased with the illustrations which did not illustrate the text in every instance. Though today it is... Learn More
    £25,000

    Stock Code: 97129

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  11. Optique de portraiture et peinture, en deux parties,
    First edition, with an appealing near-contemporary French provenance: bookplate and ownership inscription of Hieronimus (Jérôme) Beausire. The Beausires were a famous French architectural dynasty - our Beausire may be Jérôme (1708-1761) architect and son of Jean Beausire, chief of public works in Paris under the Sun... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 96431

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  12. To Paint Is To Love Again.
    Signed limited edition, number 6 of 50 specially bound copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to poet Kenneth Patchen on the half-title. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 95472

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  13. The Acquired Inability to Escape, Divided, The Inquired Inability to Escape, Inverted and Divided and Other Works.
    First edition, first impression. Published on the occasion of Hirst's exhibition at the Jablonka Galerie, November 12, 1993 to January 15, 1994. Stallabass is a lecturer in modern and contemporary art, writer, curator and photographer. His book High Art Lite has become the authoritative account of the YBAs of the 1990s. Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 99044

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  14. Little.com.
    First edition, first impression. Signed limited edition, number 262 of 400 specially bound copies signed by the artist on the half-title, of which 300 were numbered for sale and 100 were reserved for the artist. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 98043

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  15. Stanley Spencer.
    First edition, first impression. A full catalogue raisonné containing over 500 of Spencer's paintings. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 96363

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  16. 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
    £600

    Stock Code: 97029

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  17. William Scott.
    First edition, first impression. Art historian Norbert Lynton's monograph on the Scottish abstract painter William Scott is richly illustrated and includes a short Prologue by British-American art critic John Russell. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 96385

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  18. i1
    First edition, first impression of this catalogue raisonné of the prints by the British artist Julian Trevelyan (1910-1988). Inscribed by Mary Fedden, artist and the wife of Julian Trevelyan, on the half-title: "Mary Fedden, To the Arts Club, October 2003." With the ink stamp of the Arts Club to the half-title and to verso... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 96357

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  19. The Three Orders of Perspective.
    First edition, first impression, of the author's treatise on perspective. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Vanessa Bell on the verso of the half-title, "To Vanessa Bell, from George Barne". Vanessa Bell and George Hume Barne (1882-1931) both took part in the London Artists' Association exhibition in 1929, alongside... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 95421

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  20. Evermore.
    First edition, first printing. The deluxe 'Blue' edition limited to 50 copies signed on the limitation page by Barnes and inscribed with a quotation from the book "No morning dawns, No night returns, But what we think of thee", and signed and dated by Hodgkin. Hodgkin spent six months interspersing Barnes story with hand-coloured... Learn More
    £4,800

    Stock Code: 94938

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  21. image1
    First edition, first impression of the first full-length study of Frink's printmaking. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 92247

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  22. .
    A fine comic manuscript, with eight large original drawings, showing Searle's immortal naughty schoolgirls in a variety of scenes from a nightmarish production of the romantic ballet. The manuscript is unpublished and undated, but it was probably inspired by the Bolshoi's legendary 1956 visit to Covent Garden; Searle undoubtedly... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 90918

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  23. Max Ernst Œuvre-Katalog (Max Ernst Oeuvre Catalogue).
    First editions of the first 5 vols, reprint of the graphic works. The complete catalogue raisonné of paintings, drawings, sculpture, frottages, collages and graphics. Text in German, English and French. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 86360

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  24. Die Cultur der Renaissance in Italien.
    First edition. Written by Burckhardt (1818-1897) between 1855 and 1858, Die Kultur der Renaissance is a milestone in cultural history. While the author's definition and historical description of the Renaissance have been rightfully questioned, "no criticism can detract from the powerful spell which Burckhardt's book has... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 91256

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  25. 1
    First edition, first impression. The author's scarce monograph on the Surrealist exhibition of June 1936, with essays by André Breton, Hugh Sykes Davies, Paul Éluard, Georges Hugnet. Uncommon in the dust jacket, designed by Roland Penrose, with his now classic photo-montage design with a surreal shell and key over a typographic... Learn More
    £625

    Stock Code: 91486

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  26. Paintings, Drawings and Illustrations.
    First edition, first impression. With a chronology of his life, a catalogue of exhibitions and works in Public Collections, Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 88898

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  27. Max Beerbohm in Perspective.
    First edition, first impression, of the author's book on the cartoonist and essayist who once described caricature as "the delicious art of exaggerating, without fear or favour, the peculiarities of this or that human body, for the mere sake of exaggeration". This volume features previously unpublished caricatures. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 90983

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  28. Fraternity.
    First edition, first printing. Limited to 101 numbered copies plus 12 hors-commerce signed by Spender, Aragon and each of the nine artists. Compiled to protest against the rise of fascism in Europe. The engravings were printed by Atelier 17 and Henri Hecht. Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 91467

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  29. Always Now.
    First edition, first printing. 2,000 copies printed. Dual text in German and English. Together with an inkjet print on A4 wove paper inscribed below the image by the artist "For Stephen from MCM, 99". Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 89901

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  30. Dada Profile.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to his daughter and her husband Standish Lawder on the front free endpaper: "To Ursi & Stan, with love, Hans. Sept. 15. 61". Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 90560

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  31. Manet and the French Impressionists.
    First UK edition, first impression of the first work to describe the development of Impressionism, with a chapter on each of the major painters and numerous illustrations. The author, Theodore Duret (1838-1927), was one of the earliest and most vocal supporters of the movement. He first met Manet in 1865 and the two became... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 88059

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  32. Uncommon Places.
    First edition, first printing, trade issue (there was also a deluxe, slipcased edition of 100 with a print). Uncommon. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 87602

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  33. The Caliph's Design.
    First edition, first impression. A typical Lewisian rant about the state of British architecture, with customary swipes at Fashion, Political Apathy, Picasso, Lions, Parisian Realism and so forth. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 91462

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  34. John Heartfield: Leben und Werk. Dargestellt von seinem Bruder Wieland Herzfelde.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the artist to Lord and Lady Milford: "In friendship, to Wogan and Tamara, with all the best wishes, from John Heartfield, Berlin, 4. 1. 1966". Wogan Philipps, 2nd Baron Milford (1902-1993) was the first and only member of the House of Lords to belong to the... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 90113

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  35. The George Costakis Collection. Russian Avant-Garde Art.
    First edition, first printing. George Costakis, a Moscow born Greek assembled what had been hailed as the world's greatest collection of twentieth-century art. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 88398

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  36. Little.com.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the half-title. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 85882

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  37. Little.com.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper with a drawing of a face. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 85881

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  38. Richard Estes: The Complete Paintings 1966-1985; Richard Estes: Paintings and Prints.
    First editions, first printings. Presentation copies inscribed by the artist on the half-titles: "For Helen and Mason, Richard Estes"; "For Helen and Mason with affection, Richard". With loosely inserted newspaper clippings, exhibition invitations and two invitation cards to a buffet dinner and a cocktail party held at "Stoneledge"... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 89397

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  39. Gabo. Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper, "For Francine & Clive Cleve Gray, in friendship, N. Gabo, Jan 6th 1962." The first comprehensive review of Gabo's work including the original Russian text and English translation of the "Realist Manifesto" of which the main principles of... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 88462

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  40. Henry Moore.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the artist "To Eric, from Henry, July 5th 1947". Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 87773

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  41. The Book of Lovat.
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 150 numbered copies signed by Haldane Macfall on the limitation leaf. Macfall was one of the earliest and strongest supporters of the artist Claud Lovat Fraser, and provided him with one of his first commissions, the illustrations for Macfall's essay on aesthetics... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 85015

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  42. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
    First edition, first impression. Guild du Livre and Editions Clairfontaine are the same publisher. Guild du Livre being the subscriber's arm of the company where the books are issued first at a reduced rate to subscribers with a different cover to the retail version. This copy has the Guild du Livre imprint. Text in French.... Learn More
    £700

    Stock Code: 86597

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  43. A Photographer's Scrapbook.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Virginia and to remember, our mutual friend Carson McCullers, Louise & Mike Dahl-Wolfe, 1985". Carson McCullers appears on page 132. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 88466

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  44. Twenty-Four Portraits.
    First edition, first impression of this collection of twenty-four portraits or authors, artists, and intellectuals by William Rothenstein, including Joseph Conrad, John Galsworthy, André Gide, Thomas Hardy, T. E. Lawrence, George Bernard Shaw, and H. G. Wells. Provenance: from the library of Conrad collector Stanley J.... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 84657

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  45. Das Orgien Mysterien Theater.
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 25 numbered copies signed by Nitsch on the half-title, with an original drawing in red pencil by the artist loosely inserted. Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 85027

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  46. Old Lamps for New.
    First edition, first impression, of Acton's satirical novel on the contemporary art world. Inscribed by Acton to his friend, the artist Michael Ayrton (1921-1975), on the front free endpaper, "For Michael Ayrton, one of the very few genuine artists in England whose works I cherish, with warm regards, from Harold Acton". Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 83496

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  47. A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings
    New edition. First published in 1837. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 71813

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  48. image1
    "Second edition", in fact second impression. "The preface written for the 1921 exhibition of Kennington illustrations, with the first three paragraphs omitted, was used for this catalogue for the second exhibition. George Bernard Shaw also contributed a preface saying more about Lawrence than the exhibition." Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 78056

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  49. Hand-coloured master copies for printing three New York Yacht Club invitations.
    Two of the cards are signed in pencil with the distinctive "Tiffany" in the lower left. The third is partially printed with hand coloured pennants and is signed in ink by J. V. S. Oddie, secretary of the NYYC. Tiffany was the house designer for the club, producing numerous trophies and medals, and designing and manufacturing... Learn More
    £1,850

    Stock Code: 76733

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  50. Cave drawings.
    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 66863

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  51. Mark.

    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

    Stock Code: 70761

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  52. Colours of War.
    First edition, first impression, of Alan Ross's study of the British phenomenon of War Artists during the Second World War. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 81298

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  53. Edouard Manet. Sein Leben und Seine Kunst.
    First German Edition. The two etchings are Berthe Morisot (Harris 75; Guerin 59 II; Melot M.61; ) and Baudelaire de Profilen Chapeau (Guerin 30; Melot M.54), the woodcut is Olympia, printed in brown and black ink, cut by Alfred Prunaire after Manet had drawn the image on a prepared word block. Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 69420

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  54. Frank Auerbach.
    First edition, first impression. Signed on the title page by Auerbach. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 81800

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  55. 4
    The best collected edition of the works of William Morris, including introductions by the author's daughter, May Morris. One of a limited edition of 1050 numbered sets and very attractively bound. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 68521

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  56. Marcel Duchamp.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 79470

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  57. Caged. Uncaged.
    First edition, first printing. Published to coincide with Bacon's exhibition at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, January 24 - April 20, 2003. Learn More
    £180

    Stock Code: 80606

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  58. Breakdown; Breakfast at Elevenses; Break-Pedal Down; Break 50 Kill.
    First editions, first impressions, of the kitchen-sink-realism artist John Bratby's four semi-autobiographical novels, each signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 81256

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  59. Notes and Projects for The Large Glass.
    First US edition, first impression. Facsimiles of Duchamp's handwritten notes in French with English translations. Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 78553

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  60. Harold Gilman: An Appreciation.
    First edition, first impression. Only 510 copies printed, of which 310 sets of unbound sheets were subsequently used as wrapping paper in 1926. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 78539

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