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Jad Adams | Madder Music, Stronger Wine | I. B. Tauris | 2000 | 9781860644702 Hardback in unclipped jacket. Outer edge of page-block lightly foxed. | £20.00

Stephen Barber | The Anatomy of Cruelty | Sun Vision | 2013 | 0985762527 some wear to cover & edge, upper corner of this oversize book a little bowed, a couple of light marks on outer edge -text pages unmarked | £50.00


Peter Beagle, Ted Berrigan, John Cage, etc.: Guabi, issue no. 1. 1969.Large format (approx. 8.5 x 9 inch) magazine, published from Merrill College, University of California. This quite bulky publication is bound by two staples: the upper staple has started to come away from the card cover, & the predominantly white back cover is marked at the top corner. £30.00

Lenny Bruce | The Essential Lenny Bruce | Macmillan |1972 | Edited by John Cohen. Two volume set of proofs. |£50.00


Warren Buckland (ed).: The Film Spectator: From Sign to Mind. Amsterdam University Press, 1995. 9053561315. Paperback. Fair. Signed by editor! Cover is rather worn, discoloured and creased. Edges of page block grubby. Prev. owner’s name on fep. N.B. Considerable sections of text are HEAVILY MARKED, ANNOTATED & UNDERLINED WITH BIRO OR HIGHLIGHTER!!! Still a useable copy of this scarce title. Ready to post in UK. (Stock ref 1342) £75.00

Shane Butler and Alex Purves [eds.] | Synaesthesia and the Ancient Senses | Acumen | light external wear | £14.00

Jean Cocteau, Robert Phelps | Professional Secrets | Farrar, Straus & Giroux | 1972 | In unclipped jacket with lightly faded spine; outer edge of pageblock foxed; light crease to ffep First edition | £15.00

Ron Dart | Thomas Merton and the Beats of the North Cascades | Prospect | minor wear to cover, most evident at extremities of spine | £15.00

Simon Dwyer [ed.] | Rapid Eye 1 | R. E. Publishing Ltd. | 1989 | The first printing of Rapid Eye 1 in its original huge format. In very good condition, with the lamination showing the first signs of peeling around the edges of the cover. | £40.00 

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 | £75.00

Denys Sutton [ed., intr.] | Letters of Roger Fry Volume One | Chatto & Windus | 1972 | Ex-library copy with expected markings in unclipped jacket. Outer edge of page block darkened & foxed. | £15.00

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. | £30.00


Naomi M. Garret: The Renaissance of Haitian Poetry Presence Africaine unlaminated cover is worn & marked, with a short split & some loss at the top of the spine, edge worn, lower corner bumped, name on ffep, date marked at foot of title page (Stock ref 3026) £25.00

J. C. B. Gosling, C. C. W. Taylor | The Greeks on Pleasure | 1984 | spine sunned & creased, upper tip of back cover creased, minor wear to cover & edge, text pages unmarked | £25.00

Lisa Guild: British Abstraction of the 1930s. Albemarle Gallery, 1988. Paperback (stapled). Good. Catalogue for the 13 Jan – 5 Feb 1988 exhibition. Introduction by Lisa Guild. 11 artists each with a biography and one b/w plate, chronology, bibliography. (Stock ref 1730) £8.00

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.’ | £35.00

Michael Heller (ed) | Carl Rakosi: Man and Poet | National Poetry Foundation | 1993 | Paperback. Spine and strip of front cover sunned. Tiny mark on edge of page block. Lower corner slightly bumped. | £25.00

Maggie Humm | Modernist Women and Visual Cultures | Rutgers | 2003 | 9780813532660 lower edge of pageblock rather worn & marked | £30.00

Arthur & Kit Knight [eds.] | Beat Angels | the unspeakable visions of the individual | 1982 | 0934660050 cover scuffed, edge rather worn, tea or coffee splash at top of spine, is visible at uppermost inside corner of first & last few pages of the book | £20.00

Thomas Leabhart | Modern and Post-modern Mime | Macmillan | 1989 | 9780312174514 | some wear to cover & edge, text pages unmarked | £35.00

Lawrence Lipton | The Holy Barbarians | W. H. Allen | 1960 | First UK edition in unclipped jacket. Some loss to upper edge of jacket, top corner of front flap creased, cerise lettering on spine faded a tone. Endpapers tanned. | £40.00

Charles Marowitz | The Marowitz Hamlet | Allen Lane | 1968 | jacket still looks impressive, but has suffered some tears & creasing to its edges, some light pencil marking to text pages – First edition | £10.00

Raymond Mungo | Famous Long Ago | Beacon | 1970 | hardback in unclipped jacket; jacket is rather worn, with a closed tear on the upper edge; small label trace on ffep | £15.00


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 | £20.00

An-Yi Pan: Contemporary Taiwanese Art in the Era of Contention. Taipei Fine Arts Museum/ Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 2004. 9570169273. Oversized paperback. Catalogue published to accompany exhibition of same name. Parallel English/Chinese text. Illustrated. Good. Cover is rather worn, particularly on lower edge front cover. Corners bumped. Lower corner front cover creased. Gift inscription on title page which also has set off from yellow inside front cover. Tiny closed nick in top of edge of contents page. Edge of page block a little grubby. Dispatched first class from UK within 2 working days. (Stock ref 373) £55.00

William Plummer | The Holy Goof – a biography of Neal Cassady | Thunder’s Mouth Press | unread copy with very light wear from storage/display | £30.00


Eurwen Price, etc.: Celtic Literature and Culture in the Twentieth Century International Celtic Congress 1997 Plain white cover is a little foxed / marked, remainder mark on lower edge. (Stock ref 3017) £20.00

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. (Stock ref 1910) £22.50

Nicholas Saunders | Alternative London | Nicholas Saunders | 1970 | handsome copy with a crease at the lower corner of the front cover, paper tanned with age | £30.00

Emil Schumacher / Jens Christian Jensen / Andreas Franzke / Luigi Cavadini: Emil Schumacher : 2 volumes in case. Fidia 1994 serviceable two volume set: the card case is worn, with a split on the lower edge; the white card covers of the two books are worn & marked, as are the edges; there is a noticeable ripple to the edge of the page block of both vols; both vols have a previous owner’s signature on the half title page, and there is the imprint of some other bookdealer’s price on the ffep of vol 1: overall, this is still an impressive set, but very definitely secondhand (Stock ref 1908) £40.00

Gino Severini | The Artist and Society | Harvill | 1946 | First edition in scuffed wrapper, with loss around the top of the spine. The book is slant, with its front cover set forward. Marginal pencil marking to text pages, also against sections of text on the front flap & back cover. Extensive patches of discoloration to opening & closing pages. | £20.00

Ralph Steadman; Andrew Lambirth | Red Alert | October Gallery | 1990 | light external wear | £15.00

Adrian Stokes | Stones of Rimini | Faber | 1934 | Previous owner’s signature on front pastedown. | £100.00


Stefan Themerson: Logic, Labels, and Flesh Gaberbocchus 1974 front cover set a little forward, author’s name faded on spine, white cover a little marked (Stock ref 3042) £100.00

Philip Thompson & Peter Davenport | The Dictionary of Graphic Images | St Martin’s Press | 1980 | 0312201087 Spine of unclipped jacket is lightly sunned, with a short closed tear at the bottom of the fold of the spine/back cover. Outer edge of page block foxed. | £50.00

Alexander Trocchi; Andrew Murray Scott [ed.] | Invisible Insurrection of a Million Minds | Polygon | 1991 | 0748661085 Paper tanned with age, light wear to cover. | £35.00

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) £15.00

Joao Vieira: 25 Anos de Trabalho. &etc, 1985. Paperback. PORTUGUESE TEXT ONLY. Blue cover rather worn and grubby, several thumb marks, corners bumped. Generously illustrated, with biography and texts by E.M. de Melo e Castro & Ernesto de Sousa among others. PORTUGUESE TEXT ONLY. (Stock ref 1902) £50.00

Andrea Vizzini: The Teoretical Painting. Ravagan, 1986. Paperback with flaps. 118pp. Good plus. Top and lower edges are rather worn where they have been deliberately cut longer than the page block. Cover has few tiny indentations. Corners bumped. Faint grubby mark on back ep. Many colour and b&w plates. (Stock ref 319) £20.00

Theodor Werner : Ausgewahlte Arbeiten 1939-1966 Karl & Faber 1992 predominantly white cover of catalogue is worn & marked (Stock ref 2175) £10.00

Theodor Werner : Miniaturen auf Papier 1944-1968 Karl & Faber 1990 predominantly white cover of catalogue is worn & marked, with quite heavy blotchy marking on the back (Stock ref 2173) £10.00

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 | £50.00