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EICHENBERG, Fritz. Werkkatalog der illustrierten Bücher 1922-1987.
Memmingen : 1987First 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 Ape in a Cape (1952) and... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 103889
JAPAN; samurai armour - HONMA, Hyakuri; MATSUOKA, Tokikata; Yukikoshi & Teisuke Imaizumi. Kojitsu sosho: Yoroi chakuyo shidai; Kanbo zue. (Compendium of Ancient Customs: Wearing Armour; Types of Headgear.)
Tokyo : First Yoshikawa Hanshichi editions of these detailed Edo-period guides. The first displays the correct method of putting on a harness of Japanese armour, from fundoshi - underpants - out; the second focuses on the specific ceremonial and court headgear worn by various officials. The detail of the illustrations is superb, and the quality colouring really... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 111263
HOCKNEY, David, & Stephen Spender. China Diary.
London : 1982First edition, signed limited edition, number 312 of 1,000 copies signed by Hockney and Spender; the print signed, numbered, and dated in pencil by Hockney lower right. Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 136633
FREUD, Lucian. Recent Work.
London : 1968First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed "Dear Binky, You missed it and I missed you. Are you angry about the vanishing act? 'I went see sic a man about a dog'... A Borzoi in fact that looked like you. Lots of Love, Lucian" to title page, with the address "227 Gloucester Terrace W.2 (Until Friday)" penned above.
The recipient,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 138200
WILSON, Harold - FRANKLIN, M. J. British Biscuit Tins 1868-1939.
London : 1979First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to former prime minister Harold Wilson, with the presentation slip mounted to front free endpaper: "Presented to the Rt. Hon. Sir Harold Wilson by the Directors of the Associated Biscuit Manufacturers Limited upon the occasion of the Huyton Factory Jubilee 18th April, 1980". The book remained in the... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 138207
SNOWDON, Lord. Photographs by Snowdon:
London : 2000First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Snowdon on the half title: "To dearest John, with lots of love & so many happy memories working for you, from your Tony. February 2000." Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 136307
SNOWDON, Lord. Snowdon on Russia.
Moscow : 2003First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Snowdon on the half title: "To dearest John with fondest love from Tony, 6th June". This book was the result of a sponsored assignment from the Open Russia Foundation to photograph contemporary Russia. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 136308
FAIRBAIRN, William Ewart All-in Fighting.
London : 1942First edition. Genuinely uncommon - just 6 locations on Library Hub, BL, IWM, NLS, TCD, NLW, Oxford, WorldCat adds the Australian War Memorial, Danish Royal Library, NLNZ, LoC, CIA, and University of Tulsa - and particularly so in the jacket. "The majority of the methods shown are drastic in the extreme. In contrast to judo, they recognise no accepted... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 134212
HENDLEY, Thomas Holbein. Handbook to the Jeypore Museum.
Calcutta : 1895First and only edition. Guidebook to the Jeypore Museum (now the Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur) written by the museum's curator Colonel Hendley of the Bengal Medical service eight years after the building had been inaugurated and illustrated with detailed and attractive photo-chromo-lithographed plates by William Griggs, the pioneer of the process.
Rudyard... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129923
LABOUREUR, Jean-Émile. Petites Images de la Guerre sur le Front Britannique.
Paris : 1917First 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 WorldCat. This copy inscribed on the second blank; "à Raoul Dufy en toute sympathie, J.E. Laboureur, 1917". A... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 120160
NEUTRA, Richard. Life and Human Habitat. Mensch und Wohnen.
Stuttgart : 1956First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the Austrian born architect on the front free endpaper, "To R. Thomas Davidson, for a bright future in a wonderful, loveable profession, practised amongst a creative group of friends and collaborators, most cordially, Richard Neutra, '59." The recipient was a chemist at Miami University,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 118473
[LANG, Herbert Gordon.] The "Walking-Stick" Method of Self-Defence.
London : First edition of this idiosyncratic stick-fighting handbook combining the "canne" method of Swiss master Pierre Vigny (referred to by Lang as "Vigui") with the "bois" method widespread in the West Indies. The author, a police superintendent in Kathiawar, was born in Grenada in 1887, and possibly came into contact with canne in London, where Vigny taught... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 117850
SCHETKY, John Christian. Reminiscences of the Veterans of the Sea.
London : 1867First and only edition. Decidedly uncommon, Library Hub cites copies at five British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, NMM, RA, V&A, National Trust - Wimpole Hall); WorldCat adds just three further locations, all in the United States (Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, Newberry, and New York Historical Society). No copies recorded... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 116744
HONDA, Toshizane. Kyudo kogi [Lectures in Archery].
Tokyo : First edition of this exceedingly uncommon work on Kyudo, or Japanese archery, WorldCat records the National Diet Library only, which also holds the sole copy of a revised edition of 1929. Interest in Kyudo increased after 1896, when a group of masters gathered together to find ways to preserve these ancient traditional practices, founding the Dainihon... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 107825
COOK, John, & John Maule. An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, M,DCC,LXXXIX.
London : 1789First edition. Uncommon. Reprints in full the original grants of William and Mary for the establishment of the Hospital, and offers a detailed description of the building works, and the finished structure, accompanied by a spectacular folding engraved plate of a river view taken from a drawing by Thomas Lancey. Lancey was placed at the Hospital school... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 85988
BROWNE, Arthur Neil Edmonstone. Notes on the Dress of The Seventy-First Regiment,
Glasgow : 1934First and only edition, extremely uncommon, just four copies traced - V & A, NLS, Guelph, and Brown, perhaps Library of Congress. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "R.C. Greenwood from A.N.E. Browne, 27.III. 1925 ? for 1935". Noted by Sutcliffe on the NAM/AMOT on-line bibliography as limited to 50 copies. Browne served with the regiment,... Learn More£775.00
Stock Code: 85462
BONE, Muirhead. War Drawings.
London : 1917-8First edition, first impression. The Edition de Luxe was limited to 50 sets with each of the 60 lithographic proofs signed by Muirhead Bone in pencil, and with his embossed monogram, approx. size 530mm x 395mm.
In 1916 William Rothenstein, a friend of Bone and a fellow member of the Society of Twelve, proposed that an artist should be sent to... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 71745
DALÍ, Salvador. Dalí.
New York : 1968First edition in English, first printing, issued the same year as the French edition, no priority established. Boldly inscribed, together with an original drawing, in pencil by the artist on the verso of the front free endpaper to Peter Owen. Peter Owen founded Peter Owen publishers in 1951 and went on to publish some of Dali's work. A splendid collection... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 126201
BOTERO, Fernando; SULLIVAN, Edward J., & Jean-Marie Tasset. Fernando Botero. Monograph & Catalogue Raisonné. Paintings 1975 - 1990.
Lausanne : 2000First edition of the first Catalogue raisonné on the Colombian artist Fernando Botero, the first volume of a projected five. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 137356
PICABIA, Francis. Francis Picabia, 1879-1954.
[Paris] : 1955First 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£425.00
Stock Code: 123967
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Painting as a Pastime.
London : 1948First separate edition, first impression, with the signature of Herbert Morrison on the first blank. Morrison (1888-1965), whom Churchill referred to as "a curious mix of geniality and venom", was a Labour statesman who played a prominent role in the coalition government during the Second World War. In May 1940, he was appointed Minister of Supply by... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 137237
BEERBOHM, Max. Cartoons:
London : First and only edition. "The series of fifteen cartoons called 'The Second Childhood of John Bull' was exhibited in 1901 as part of Max's first one-man show, at the Carfax Gallery, operated by friend Robert Ross. In 1911 Stephen Swift & Co. published the drawings... While allegorical subjects are not considered Max's forte, the John Bull drawings have... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 81571
CESCINSKY, Herbert, & Ernest R. Gribble. Early English Furniture & Woodwork.
London : 1922First edition, first impression. From the library of one of the great cricketers of the Golden Age, Ranjitsinhji (1872-1933), with his finely-engraved armorial bookplate and ownership inscription to the first blanks, "Maharaja Jamsaheb of Nawanagar, April 1923, Staines". At the outbreak of war in 1914, Ranji "put the resources of his state at the empire's... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 137593
POINTER, John. An Account of a Roman Pavement, Lately found at Stunsfield in Oxford-shire, Prov'd to be 1400 Years Old.
Oxford : 1713First edition of this treatise on the recently discovered Roman pavement in Stonesfield (using the archaic name Stunsfield) in Oxfordshire, by the antiquary John Pointer (1668-1754). A tenant farmer, George Handes, found the pavement in 1712, which attracted the interest of various antiquaries in nearby Oxford. However, Handes quarrelled with the landowner,... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 137682
DICKENS, Charles - SMITH, F. Hopkinson. In Dickens's London.
New York : 1914First edition. One of a limited edition of 150 numbered sets, each signed on the limitation leaf by the artist and the publisher. Additionally signed by Smith on the print "Coffee-Room, George Inn". Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 75760
DALÍ, Salvador. Hidden Faces.
London : 1973Signed 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 translation. Chevalier spent several weeks... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 130514
LEI-LEI, Qu. Here and Now.
London : 1999First edition, Library Hub 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£45.00
Stock Code: 107016
GIBRAN, Kahlil. Twenty Drawings.
New York : 1919First edition, trade issue, of Gibran's first and only collection of drawings, retaining some parts of the rare dust jacket laid in. "For Gibran the canvas represented another form in which his poetry could be expressed... the pieces included in Twenty Drawings clearly demonstrate the mystical qualities Gibran imbued in all his works, whatever the medium"... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 137326
ROLLING STONES - MANKOWITZ, Gered. Rolling Stones Masons Yard to Primrose Hill 1965 - 1967.
Guildford : 1995First 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£850.00
Stock Code: 114866
MOORE, Henry (illus.); CRAMER, Gérald; Alistair Grant; David Mitchinson. Henry Moore. Catalogue of Graphic Work. [Together with signed lithograph].
Geneva : 1973Signed 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 the print medium from 1931 to... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 100475
PIERALISI, Sante. Osservazioni sul musaico di Palestrina.
Rome : 1858First edition, presentation copy from the prince of Palestrina, Enrico Barberini-Colonna (1823-1889), inscribed on the front wrapper to the French politician Frédéric-Alfred-Pierre, comte de Falloux (1811-1886), instigator of the Falloux Laws, which promoted Catholic education in French schools under Napoleon III. A large and well-illustrated study... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 137227
(MOORE, Henry.) GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von, & André Gide (trans.) Prométhée.
Paris : 1950-51First and limited edition of Moore's first lithographic portfolio, this copy marked "H.C." (hors de commerce) and initialled by the publisher P. A. Nicaise, perhaps one of the copies réservées à des collaborateurs (reserved for collaborators); the edition was limited to 183 copies on vélin de chiffon à la forme des Papeteries du Marais.
"During... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 135517
MACQUOID, Percy. A History of English Furniture.
London : 1904-8First editions, first impressions, handsomely bound, of this richly illustrated survey of English furniture, the most comprehensive to date. Macquoid's four "ages" are still terms used today, and the books remain an essential reference guide for dealers and collectors of antique furniture. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 136805
HOCKNEY, David. Martha's Vineyard and Other Places.
London : 1985First edition, first impression. Hockney writes about his post Polaroid work, when he returned to the advice instilled in him by his training at the Bradford School of Art, to carry, use and keep sketchbooks. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 136233
GORMLEY, Antony - CAIGER-SMITH, Martin. Antony Gormley.
London : 2019First edition, first printing. One of 100 copies signed and numbered in pencil by Gormley on the limitation page and signed and numbered in pencil by gormley lower right on the print. Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 136229
STEADMAN, Ralph. Zwei Esel und eine Brücke.
Mönchaltorf : 1972First edition, first impression, signed by Steadman on the title page and with his signature sad-face original drawing. One of Ralph Steadman's early children's books, a timely fable subsequently published in Great Britain as Two Donkeys and a Bridge (1983). Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 134545
TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Henri de (illus.); RENARD, Jules. Histoires naturelles.
Paris : 1899Limited 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 seen as one of the most celebrated... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 97129
MOORE, Henry - SWEENEY, James Johnson. Henry Moore.
New York : 1946First edition, first printing, of this important monograph. Presentation copy from Moore, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Eric, from Henry, July 5th 1947". The recipient may be the British art critic Eric Newton (1893-1965), a personal friend of Moore and a champion of his work; Newton became a household name in Britain in the 1950s largely... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 87773
ADLER, Jankel. Jankel Adler.
London : 1948First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the artist to the poet David Gascoyne, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To David with love Jankel". The book, otherwise unmarked as Gascoyne's, was donated to a community library with others of the poet's books; their note of the Gascoyne provenance is loosely inserted.
The... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 136321
GRAVES, Robert, & Paul Hogarth. Deyá.
London : 1972First edition, first printing. Edition of 75. Signed on the limitation page in ink by Graves. Each lithograph signed, numbered and titled in pencil by Hogarth. Graves and Hogarth were neighbours in the village of Deyá, Majorca. Hogarth said he tried not to illustrate Graves's love poems, but to instead capture the euphoric feeling of being in love,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 129350
COBURN, Alvin Langdon. London.
London & New York : First edition, first impression of this masterpiece of early twentieth-century photography. Boston-born Coburn based himself in London from around 1906, learning how to make photogravures at the London County Council School of Photo-engraving, and establishing a studio with two copperplate printing presses at the home he shared with "his domineering... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 132333
WEBER, Bruce. A House is Not a Home.
Boston : 1996First edition, first printing. A selection of Weber's photographs of interiors and houses, featuring the homes of a range of people, including Georgia O'Keefe, Chris Isaak, Siegfried and Roy, Andrew Wyeth, and Cy Twombly. With an introduction by Paul Bowles. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 135604
DUSSAUSOY, Maille. Le citoyen désinteressé, ou diverses idées patriotiques,
Paris : 1767-8First edition of Dussausoy's programme of public works, the main purpose of which was to provide labour for the idle masses and to inspire patriotism by installing honorary monuments of monarchs and men of military and political renown across Paris, with chapters on the causes of depopulation and the degeneration of the French nation (and how to remedy... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 122620
STEADMAN, Ralph. Gonzo: The Art.
London : 1998First edition, first impression, inscribed upside down on the last printed page "For Kelly, Love and go for it NOW! from Ralph Steadman 5. Aug. 98." in red, black, and blue biro, and with a full page original drawing of his staple sad face. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 134618
STEADMAN, Ralph. Scar-Strangled Banner.
Massachusetts : 1988First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by Steadman on the title page in golden ink, "For Ian, from Ralph Steadman 4.11.88." with the capital "I" for "Ian" being his signature sad face drawing. The book was originally published in the UK the previous year. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 134565
POLUPANOV, Stefan Nikolaevich. Arkhitekturnie pamiatniki Samarkanda [i.e. The Architectural Monuments of Samarkand]
Moscow : 1948First edition. "Official" study of the ancient mosques of Samarkand, suggestive of then current developments in Soviet architectural doctrine. The author Stefan Polupanov (1904-1957) was a leading Tashkent-based architect; "A graduate of the Kharkov Artistic-Construction Institute, Polupanov enjoyed a long career in Tashkent city planning " (Stronski,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133933
HIRST, Damien. I Want to Spend the Rest of My Life Everywhere, with Everyone, One to One, Always, Forever, Now.
London : 2005Signed 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 tricky as might be expected. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133988
HIRST, Damien. Beautiful Inside My Head Forever.
London : 2008First and only edition, signed and dated "Damien Hirst '08" on the title page of the first volume, also signed in both supplements which cover lot 213, The Kingdom, and lot 237, The Golden Calf. Published for the two-day sale in three parts of new work by Hirst held at Sotheby's, London on 15 and 16 September 2008. Hirst bypassed traditional galleries... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 134003
WARHOL, Andy. Exposures.
New York : 1979First 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£1,750.00
Stock Code: 134031
KEY, Malcolm, & Tracey Emin. The Criminal Harry Brabazon on the Subject of Great Men.
Poplar, London : 1987First edition, number 20 of 20 copies only. This scarce survival shows some of Emin's earlier work, from the time she was studying at the Royal College of Art, accompanied by text by Malcolm Key. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 133732
HARFORD, John S. The Life of Michael Angelo Buonarroti.
London : 1858Second edition of this important life of Michelangelo, first published the previous year; Harford included an index and in his new preface notes that he has "added a few interesting anecdotes which came to his knowledge after its publication, and has introduced in the concluding chapter some critical remarks on the nature of Michael Angelo's genius,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 133492
MATISSE, Henri, & André Rouveyre. Apollinaire.
Paris : 1952First 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 caricaturist and writer André Rouveyre (1879-1962) and the artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) left a trail of art works and a correspondence of over 1 100 letters.... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 132731
MACQUOID, Percy. A History of English Furniture.
London : 1904-8First editions, first impressions, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey, of this richly illustrated survey of English furniture, the most comprehensive to date. Macquoid's four "ages" are still terms used today, and the books remain an essential reference guide for dealers and collectors of antique furniture. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 135301
[DEPEW, Wally, ed.] PN2 experiment flipbook, nos 2 & 5.
Scranton, PA : [c.1964-1966]Two rare flipbooks of avant-garde mimeo-art/concrete poetry issued by the Poetry Newsletter, which was published by Pennsylvania native Wally Depew in the mid-1960s and ran through 12 issues. The somewhat tongue-in-cheek "Bibliography" for each flipbook includes the Works of Rabelais, "Eadweard" Muybridge's Human Figure in Motion, John Cage's Silence,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 135171