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  1. Woodstock Experience.
    Signed limited edition, one of 1,000 copies signed by Michael Lang and Arlo Guthrie. 60 artists, musicians, audience members and organisers contributed to this richly illustrated book and multimedia set published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the festival. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 102620

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  2. We Love You Beatles.
    First edition, first printing. A most unusual children's picture book about the Beatles blending the bold visual language of mid-century graphic design with vibrant and bold colours of pop art. A visually stunning children's pop culture title. Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 102054

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  3. to Bird with love
    First and only edition, no limitation but hard to find, particularly in the fragile, entirely integral box. Visually superb, tr Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 67143

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  4. Signed reproduction cel for The Lady and the Tramp.
    Rare Walt Disney signed reproduction cell from the 1955 classic ''Lady and the Tramp.'' Beautiful full ''Walt Disney'' signature with a flourish, on the original studio mat below the illustration from ''Lady and the Tramp,'' showing the title characters. One of Disney's most popular and successful movies, ''Lady and the... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 102943

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  5. You Only Live Twice film poster.
    Film advertising poster for You Only Live Twice, based on the novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery as James Bond, produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli, directed by Lewis Gilbert, screen play by Roald Dahl. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 84445

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  6. Coltrane, Monk, Bird and Pres - group of four autographed album leaves from the collection of Junior Mance.
    From the collection of Jazz Hall-of-Famer Junior Mance from his time as house pianist at the Bee Hive in Chicago. None of the the leaves are personalized, apart from that of Coltrane who has inscribed, "Best to Junior, John Coltrane." The Coltrane leaf is mounted with a studio printed photograph by Francis Wolff, a portrait... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 81999

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  7. "What's Up, Possums."
    The original artwork for the collector's plate produced by Edwin Knowles China company. The plate was part of their Bambi series which featured 6 different limited release plates. According to paperwork included with the plate, The Walt Disney Board of Review certified the plate's artwork "effectively represented in concept,... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 106383

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  8. Black Incantation. 50 Danseurs et Chanteurs D'Afrique. Direction Artistique Rikar.
    Striking image in sepia, black, yellow and green by Castelli Aubin. Scarce and striking poster for a Black "Ballet" written by the musician/artistic director Fonseca-Nou Ka Sonj Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 82513

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  9. Norman Granz presents  Jazz at the Philharmonic, nr. 1
    Superb large-scale poster for the JATP tour of Germany in 1960, featuring Ella Fitzgerald, the Jimmy Giuffre Three, Paul Smith Quartet, Roy Eldridge, and the Shelly Manne Quintet. An example of the work of Kieser's early collaborative atelier with typographer Hans Michel (1952-62) which produced some truly remarkable work,... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 73749

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  10. Cowboy's Dinner
    A caricature cowboy eats a caricature cowboy dinner watching a caricature cowboy film. 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... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 100792

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  11. Norman Granz presents Jazz at the  Philharmonic 1961.
    First printing, artist not credited, but with its masterful balance of image and text it is clearly the work of Kieser and his colleague Hans Michel, who were responsible for the design of all of these German promotions during the late 50s and early 60s. Although the two jazz giants were on an extended tour of Europe and... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 68519

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  12. Gerry Mulligan & The Concert Jazz Big Band,
    First printing, designed by Gunther Kieser and signed by the him at the centre of the right margin. G Learn More
    £1,100

    Stock Code: 68502

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  13. Alice in Wonderland toy theatre, with 33 hand-carved and painted figures.
    This remarkable handmade toy theatre recreates some of the most iconic scenes from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. The set contains 31 figures or groups derived from John Tenniel's line drawings, including the White Rabbit, Alice's meeting with the... Learn More
    £7,850

    Stock Code: 107020

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  14. To Catch A Thief.
    First edition, first printing. Basis for the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 112438

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  15. Winnie the Pooh.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 112287

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  16. The Corpse Came C.O.D.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Starr on the front flyleaf and additionally inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "To Bonita Porter Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 110379

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  17. Official document drafted by the California State Legislature
    A quite remarkable document issued by the California State Legislature (House Resolution No. 477) a mere 11 days after Coltranes death in Huntington Hospital, Long Island, on 17 July 1967 at the age of 40. He is buried at Pine Lawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York. The resolution passed by the legislature remarks that the... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 108781

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  18. The Art of Frozen.
    First edition, first printing. Picture book on the making of the animated film. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 110961

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  19. Jazz.

    Jazz.

    Pasadena: [1987]

    First edition, first printing, one of 4,000 copies. With accompanying text by Leonard Feather and Terry Southern. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 105843

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  20. The Story of My Life.
    First edition, large paper issue, extra illustrated state. One of 1,000 numbered copies of which the first 250 were signed; this copy is number 42 and signed by Terry on the limitation page. An excellently preserved copy. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 112379

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