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The Triumph of Painting.

by SAATCHI GALLERY

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London: Jonathan Cape 2005, 2005. 29.5 x 29 cm. pp. 367. Numerous colour illustrations, including frontispiece. Decorated boards covered by illustrative dust-jacket, bumped at extremities, some staining, attached to boards. Edges slightly marked. Interior very good+. A heavy item: please ask shipping costs before ordering, particularly to locations outside Europe.
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Hölderlin's Madness
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Hölderlin's Madness

by GASCOYNE, David

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London: J.M.Dent and Sons Ltd. [1938], 1938. First edition. 4to. 195x133mm. pp. [x], 48. Frontispiece portrait of Hölderlin. Original grey cloth. Dustjacket with tear to foot of spine, about half an inch missing. Other closed tears repaired. Marking and staining to upper cover of dust jacket. Contents in very good condition. Ownership signature of Kathleen Raine on front free endpaper - it is signed "Kathleen" but checking against other examples of her handwriting, it is clearly Raine's. She was a close friend of Gascoyne (initially through the poet Charles Madge who married Raine in 1938, the year of the publication of this collection). Hölderlin's Madness contains an introductory essay followed by 24 poems. These are loose translations of work by Holderlin but rendered into Gascoyne deceptively simple forms.
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The Works of the The Rev. George Crabbe. In Eight Volumes

by CRABBE (George)

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London: John Murray 1823, 1823. Reprint of the 1822 edition edited by Crabbe himself. A very nice set in contemporary straight-grained red morocco. Front and rear boards with fine gilt dentelles. Inside dentelles. Spines with four raised bands with gilt lettering and decoration. One area of marking on vol. vi. Text is in excellent condition and overall this is a lovely set. Fine Vol. I. Poems; Vol. II and III. The Borough; Vols. IV and V. Tales; Vols VI-VIII. Tales of the Hall. One does not meet much Crabbe today, save for his poem 'The Borough' with its tale of Peter Grimes, which inspired a 29-year-old Benjamin Britten to return to England, and Suffolk (where Crabbe, too, was born and raised). Such an occasional, vicarious encounter does little justice to the fame Crabbe enjoyed in his lifetime. A friend of Burke, and later Scott (who called him the 'English Juvenal' in Waverley), Crabbe was a poet whose realism, 'preceding even Cowper and anticipating Wordsworth, was the… Read more
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A Natural History, General and Particular;  containing the History and Theory of the Earth, a...
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A Natural History, General and Particular; containing the History and Theory of the Earth, a General History of Man, the Brute Creation, Vegetables, Minerals etc etc. A New Edition corrected and enlarged to which is added A History of Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, and Insects embracing the recent discoveries of eminent naturalists, together with an account of the most curious foreign plants, by Henry Augustus Chambers, LLD.

by George Louis Le Clerc, Count of Buffon (translated by William Smellie); Henry Augustus Chambers

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London: Printed for Thomas Kelly and Co. 1860, 1860. 2 volumes. Vol. 1: [ii], pp viii index, pp. 682. Vol. 2: pp.viii index, pp462. Contemporary half-calf with raised bands, gilt lettering and hand tooling over marbled boards. Bookbinder's label (Hayward Bookbinder, 6 Burgate Lane, Canterbury). This edition contains the somewhat incongruous half title: "History of the earth and animated nature, exhibiting the delineations of the most distinguished wild animals in the various menageries of this country" with a splendid coloured engraving of a tiger. Black leather spine labels. Very good quality hand coloured plates. Some wearing to the boards. Very good "Truly, Buffon was the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century". Of this book it has been said: "written in a brilliant style, this work was read ... by every educated person in Europe". This is a 1860 reprint of the 1856 edition by published by Thomas Kelly. These splendid… Read more
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An Essay on Taste With Three Dissertations on the same subject by Mr. De Voltaire, Mr....
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An Essay on Taste With Three Dissertations on the same subject by Mr. De Voltaire, Mr. D'Alembert, F.R.S., Mr. De Montesquieu

by GERARD, Alexander

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London: Printed for A. Millar. (A. Kincaid and J.Bell, in Edinburgh) 1759, 1759. First edition. 8vo. (200x120mm). pp. [ii], iv, 222, [3], 224-253, [2], 258-314. Contemporary full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt borders in compartments, red label, lettered in gilt. Some rubbing to joints and bumping to corners but overall a very good binding. Title page has ownership inscription, "Sutherland, 1759". Some water-staining to bottom right corner of signature 'O', otherwise a very nice copy internally. Alexander Gerard (1728-1795) was Professor of Moral Philosophy at Aberdeen University. His Essay on Taste was written in 1756 and won the Prize of The Edinburgh Society. The subsequent publication in 1759 was supervised by David Hume and was regarded as a major contribution to 18th century philosophical aesthetics. The essays by Voltaire, Montesquieu and D'Alembert were presented here in English for the first time. ESTC. T60731
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Mark Mack. A California Architect

by GHIRARDO, Diane

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Tubingen/Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth Verlag 1994, 1994. First edition. pp184. 292x241mm. Original grey cloth, upper cover of dustjacket illustrated with an example of Mack's work. Protected with plastic wrapper. Front and rear pastedowns are stamped with Mark Mack's office stamp - a red circular device reading: "Mark H. Mack, Licensed Architect. State of California". The contents consist of two introductory essays, one by Kurt W. Forster, "How to arrive at the beginning, or: Why Mark Mack takes the long way home to architecture" and the other being the title essay, "Mark Mack - A California Architect". Text in English and German. Thirty one extensively illustrated examples of Mack's designs and completed projects. "Mack's works celebrate the colorful spirit of the Californian lifestyle and emphasize the functional integration of built form and environment. Clarity of form, simplicity of construction and an appreciation of tradition, climate, and… Read more
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Jean Arp

by GIEDION-WELCKER, Carola (introduction by Marguerite Hagenbach)

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New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc., Publishers 1957, 1957. First edition, volume one. Small folio, pp. xliii, [1] blank, 122. Original black cloth, spine lettered in yellow, yellow design printed to upper board, yellow endpapers. Original glassine dust-jacket, printed in white, with publisher's insignia in white to rear panel. Top edge of front panel of dust-jacket missing, top edge of rear panel and bottom edge of front panel torn. A fine copy in a good dust-jacket. 105 pages of reproductions of Arp's work mainly in black and white, with some in colour. Volume one of the catalogue raisonné of the artist's work. Very good Arp joined the Blaue Reiter group of Expressionist artists in 1912, where he became acquainted with Wassily Kandinsky and Robert Delauney. In 1915, he co-founded the revolutionary Dadaist movement with Tristan Tzara and Hans Richter. Arp's second wife Marguerite Hagenbach, a former collector of his work, provides the introduction to this collection. Max Ernst… Read more
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Self and Others
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Self and Others

by GOCHO, Shigeo

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Tokyo: Hakua Kan 1977, 1977. First edition. 210x235mm. Unpaginated. 64 black and white plates. Black cloth with title and author stamped in white on the spine. White dust jacket with black and white photograph on the front. Lettered in black on front and spine. Protected by plastic covers. Dust jacket has some modest sunning and a small repaired tear to the head of its spine. Contents fine, dust jacket very good but it is extraordinarily rare to find this highly sought-after and important collection in its original jacket. Front free endpaper has a non-authorial gift inscription.Preface by Kiyoshi Otsuji. Text in Japanese. Self and Others was published in 1977 in a very small run of only 300. It is Gocho's most important work and the most revealing of his own difficult life. He was born in 1946 with a rare degenerative illness which prevented him from growing to full adult height; he was only four feet tall. Furthermore Gocho knew from an early age that he would not live beyond middle age; he died… Read more
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Familiar Street Scenes
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Familiar Street Scenes

by GOCHO, Shigeo

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Japan Self Published 1981, 1981. First edition, limited to 500 copies. Unpaginated. 47 colour plates. Black cloth with title and author stamped in English in silver on upper board and in Japanese on the spine. White card slip-case with a photograph on its front and the title and author printed in black in English and Japanese. Slip-case is protected by a plastic wrapper. Both book and case are in fine condition. The photographs in this, the last of Gocho's three published works were taken between April 1978 and October 1980. As with his other work, there is a sense of Gocho's detachment from the world around him, born in part perhaps from his own difficult circumstances. He was born in 1946 with a rare degenerative illness which prevented him from growing to full adult height; he was only four feet tall. Furthermore Gocho knew from an early age that he would not live beyond middle age; he died in 1983. "Shigeo Gocho's final series, Familiar Street Scenes, marks a significant departure from the… Read more
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In Boksburg
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In Boksburg

by GOLDBLATT, David

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Cape Town: The Gallery Press. 1982. First trade edition. Signed by David Goldblatt. Oblong quarto. 285x292mm. Unpaginated. Seventy-one black and white photographs. Two page introduction by Goldblatt at the beginning of the book and at the end is the four page Declaration of Group Areas at Boksburg designating certain areas in the Boksburg district to be reserved "for occupation and ownership by members of the White group". Original black cloth boards lettered in white. Black dustjacket letter in white, protected by a transparent plastic wrapper. Some rubbing to corners and head and foot of spine and slight rubbing to top and bottom edge of the dustjacket. Internally in excellent condition. Overall this is a near fine signed copy of Goldblatt's most important and celebrated book. In Boksburg is a photographic account of life in a small, white community during 1979 and 1980. As Goldblatt explains in his introduction, "Literally for days on end, I stood rivetted to street corners, parking lots and… Read more
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Alair Gomes

by GOMES, Alair

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London Thames & Hudson 2001, 2001. 1st ed, small 4to. Unpaginated, illustrated throughout in B&W. A Fine copy in silver boards with blind-stamped tite to upper board. In a Near-fine photographic DJ with light shelfwear, light scuffing to head and tail of spine, small sticker residue to upper edge of front cover and a crease to the rear flap.
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English Domestic Metalwork

by GOODWIN-SMITH, R.

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Leigh-on-Sea, Essex: F.Lewis (Publishers) Limited 1937, 1937. First edition. 325x265mm. pp. viii, 102 pages of text interspersed with 139 plates, some photographs on glossy papers, others drawings. Each plate has several examples of metalwork so this book is profusely illustrated and is a valuable reference tool. Original cream cloth letter in gilt with publisher's device stamped in gilt to upper cover. Original dust jacket with staining to spine and small chipping to head and foot of spine. Rare in the dustjacket particularly in this very good condition. Internally in excellent condition. A nice book on a curiously fascinating subject.
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Winslow Homer : An American Vision.

by GRIFFIN, Randall C.

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London: Phaidon Press Limited; New York: Phaidon Press Inc 2006, 2006. First edition. 4to. pp. 239. Portrait frontispiece. Profusely illustrated in colour and black and white. A comprehensive critical survey that includes every one of Homer's major paintings alongside a selection of his lesser known etchings and woodcuts. The works of Winslow Homer, 1836-1910, have helped to shape a nation's view of itself. Original blue cloth, lettered in white on spine and covers. Illustrated dust-jacket lettered in black and white. Final leaf taped in, otherwise a very good copy. An oversize book, please ask shipping costs before ordering, particularly to locations outside Europe.
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The Virgin of the Sun

by GRIFFITH, George

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London C.Arthur Pearson & Co 1898, 1898. -A Tale of the Conquest of Peru. 1st ed, large 8vo. 306pp, text block VG with some light toning to edges. In dark green boards with gilt stamped titles and Inca portrait design. Boards bumped with expected shelfwear and some old watermarking to rear top corner. The first attempt at serious historical fiction by this unfairly-neglected British pioneer of speculative fiction.
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Hermann Goring. Reden und Aufsatze.

by GRITZBACH, Erich

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Munchen: Franz Eber Rachs 1940, 1940. 8vo. 391pp. Illustrated frontispiece. Blue cloth binding, gilt lettering and decoration on upper cover and spine. Dust-jacket, chipped on rear panel. Contemporary German ownership stamps, with 3rd Reich insignia. A very good copy.
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LSD Psychotherapy

LSD Psychotherapy

by GROF, Stanislav

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Pomona, California Hunter House 1980, 1980. First US edition. 236x160mm. pp. 352 Dark blue cloth decorated and lettered in silver, original green dust jacket illustrated with phoenix and fire on the upper cover. In very good condition protected by a plastic wrapper with only slight creasing to the corner of the dustjacket on the lower cover. Internally fine. An excellent copy of an important book by an influential psychiatrist.
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