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Max Burchartz | Typografische Arbeiten | Verlag Lars Muller | 1993 | 3906700593 Facsimiles in slipcase. Case is worn & marked, outer tips of some individual sheets are a little crinkled. | £100

Shane Butler and Alex Purves [eds.] | Synaesthesia and the Ancient Senses | Acumen | light external wear | £14

Quentin Crisp | How to have a Life-Style | Cecil Woolf | 1975 | 0900821345 First edition in price-clipped jacket. Jacket is rather worn, with loss at upper corners of front panel. Heavy foxing to first & last (non-text) pages of book. | £125

William Empson | The Structure of Complex Words | Chatto & Windus | 1951 | First edition. Good/good. Green boards and gilt lettering reasonably bright though top edge a little faded. Long edge of page block noticeably foxed.Occasional pencil marking in margin (usually to correct text typos). Gift inscription on fep. Dj is foxed, grubby and darkened on spine: not price-clipped but tatty along top edge and has 1cm closed tear at foot of spine | £75

Frances Spalding | Roger Fry Art and Life | Paul Elek Granada | 1980 | 0236401785 First edition in unclipped jacket. Minor wear to jacket, most evident at corners & extremities of spine. Top edge of spine a little bumped, upper edges of hardcover a little marked, edge of page block foxed. | £30

Maria Fusco, Ian Hunt [eds.] | Put About: A Critical Anthology on Independent Publishing | Book Works | 2004 | Cover marked, with pressure mark at top corner. Edge worn & marked. Green pen mark in upper corner of first page. | £50

Georg Germann | Gothic Revival in Europe and Britain: Sources, Influences and Ideas | Lund Humphries | 1972 | 0853313431 Hardback in unclipped jacket. A couple of short closed tears on upper edge of jacket. Outer edge of page-block a little marked. | £25

Jean Gimpel | Against Art and Artists | Polygon | 1991 | 0748661239 Front cover set forward, small pressure mark on back cover, previous owner’s blindstamp on ffep. | £20

Graham Gussin | One hundred titles | Cleveland | 1996 | Paperback. Fair. Cover is rather worn, reading crease to spine, some small marks on back. Scarce. ‘Titles taken from short science fiction stories published in ‘Analog’ (formerly known as ‘Amazing Stories’) from 1930-1994.’ | £35

Nina Hamnett; Edward Booth-Clibborn (intr.) | Laughing Torso | Virago | 1984 | 860686507 At first glance, a very good copy with a little wear to the outer edge of the cover, but there is really unsightly discoloration to the lower edge of the first few pages & the lower margins of all the plates in the central section of the book. None of these pages are crinkled or otherwise damaged, & I am not sure what has triggered this reaction in the paper. Despite this fault, the book remains a good reading copy. | £20

Jim Haynes | Thanks for Coming! | Faber | 1984 | 057113176X First edition. Cover rather worn & scuffed, sunned on outer edge, very lightly sunned on spine. Paper is tanned with age, with some foxing to endpapers. | £25

Dick Higgins | Towards the 1970’s | Abyss | 1969 | Stapled pamphlet with light external wear. Publisher’s address has been inked out on reverse of front cover & updated with a rubber stamp. | £40

Sisley Huddleston | Back to Montparnasse | Harrap | 1931 | First edition, no jacket. Boards are rather worn & marked, spine faded. Internally, the book is in very good condition, with all plates present. Name on ffep. | £20

Jane Jacobs | The Economy of Cities | Pelican | 1972 | 140214739 First Pelican printing with lightly creased cover & opening pages, some rubbing to lower edge of back cover, name on ffep. | £15

Philippe Jullian | Robert de Montesquiou: A Prince of the Nineties | Secker & Warburg | 1967 | UK first edition in unclipped jacket. Edge of jacket is worn, with a few short tears & a little loss at the extremities of the spine. | £100

Anatole Kopp | Town and Revolution | Thames and Hudson | 1970 | 0500340390 First UK edition. Unclipped jacket is rather worn, with a few short closed tears at the edges; main title is faded on spine; edge of back panel is also faded. Lower edge of page-block is dustmarked. Name on ffep. | £50

Barry Miles | In the Sixties – proof copy | Jonathan Cape | 2002 | 0224069470 Uncorrected book proof with foxed edge. Text only, no photo section. | £20

Victor Moscoso | Sex, Rock & Optical Illusions | Fantagraphics | 2005 | 9781560976578 Hardback in jacket, outer edge of page-block a little marked. | £50

H. S. K. Mwaniki | The Living History of Embu and Mbeere | East African. Literature Bureau 1973 cover rather worn & marked, heavy foxing / marking on page edges, liquid paper on ffep | £20

Robert Neumann | The Plague House Papers | Hutchinson | 1959 | Signed typed letter from author sellotaped to ffep. First edition in tatty dustjacket. | £15

Ton Otto, Nicholas Thomas (eds) | Narratives of Nation in the South Pacific | Routledge | 2004 | 9789057020865 Reprint. Minor wear to cover & edge. Very top corner of p.61 has been folded over. | £20.00

D. E. Pohren | Lives and Legends of Flamenco | Society of Spanish Studies | 1988 | 8485042034 Light wear to jacket, spine of jacket a little faded. | £35

Bern Porter; Dick Higgins (intr.) | I’ve Left | Something Else Press | 1971 | 0871100762 A few closed tears & a little loss to edges of jacket, reinforced on the reverse with clear tape. | £40

Raymond Queneau, Enrico Baj | Queneau présente les meubles de Baj chez Berggruen à Paris | Collection Berggruen | 1962 | No. 24 of 88 signed numbered copies reserved for Optimates of the College of Pataphysics. Cover is sunned, hence grading: otherwise in very good condition. | £90

Eric Rolls | Celebration of the Senses | Nelson | 1984 | 0170062880 First edition in unclipped jacket, spine lightly sunned. | £15

Jerome Sans & Marc Sanchez, (eds). | What is the Artist’s Role Today/Quel est le Role de l’Artiste Aujourd’Hui? | Palais de Tokyo | 2002 | 2847110011. Paperback. Good. Copyright page date ’10 novembre 2001′. This is ‘Tokyobook 2’. DUAL LANGUAGE ENGLISH & FRENCH TEXT. Arranged like an old Ace double sf pb, one way up in English, flip the book over and the other way up it’s in French! Paperback with continental style flaps. White unlaminated card cover has small stain on English front cover and a couple of specks and grubby line on the fold of the French front. V faint pink mark at top of spine. Spine uncreased and few signs of handling – in fact it doesn’t look like it has been read in either language. Ready to post in UK. | £22

Adrian Stokes | Stones of Rimini | Faber | 1934 | Previous owner’s signature on front pastedown. | £100

James Sutton | Signs in Action | Studio Vista | 1965 | Cover is rather worn, chipped at edges. Some foxing to endpapers & outer edge of page-block. Old imperial & decimal prices markedv in pencil on ffep. | £15

Oliver Tearle | T. E. Hulme and Modernism | Bloomsbury | 2013 | 9781441156655 Cover bumped at edge of spine & tips of lower corners. Otherwise in very good condition. | £30

A. A. Valov: Art of Ivory-carving in Tobolsk. Middle-Urals Publishing House Sverdlovsk 1987. Hardback in dustjacket. Very good, but with rather bumped, worn corners. Not much English text. (Stock ref 141) £15

Arthur Waley; Ivan Morris [ed.] | Madly Singing in the Mountains | Creative Arts | 1981 | 0916870359 Some wear to cover, spine moderately creased, lower edge of page-block dust-marked, other edges lightly foxed, name & old dollar prices on ffep, light mark on reverse of ffep, no problem with text pages. The book consists of approx. 100 pp of texts on Waley, followed by a 350 pp anthology of Waley’s writings & translations. | £40

John Wilcock [ed.] | The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol | Other Scenes Inc. | 1971 | First edition. Edges of cover worn & lightly creased, little nick about halfway down outer edge of front cover. | £25

Orlo Williams | Vie de Bohème | Martin Secker | 1913 | No jacket. Spine a little sunned, with a couple of short splits at its top edge. All plates present. | £30

Clough Williams-Ellis | England and the Octopus | Geoffrey Bles | 1929 | 2nd printing in dustjacket: ex-library copy with usual markings, heavy foxing on blank last page of text block, preceding the plates; overall still a good looking book | £50