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Nine-and-Twenty Stray Doggerels. From Borneo by a Jongleur -

1929 - Printed for the Author at the Government Printing Office, Kuching [Sarawak] - Private and Only Edition
Jongleur - Itinerant Minstrel

A fine charming and scarce little work, with 29 poems, many related to the tropics and Sarawak. With a mounted black and white photograph of Kuching as frontispiece.

Signed and inscribed '
To B.A.T. with compliments from’ a rather indecipherable ‘Marbill’? 
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Price HK$ 1,900



The Parallel Bible -

1886 - Henry Frowde, London
A large and finely bound 19th century edition of the Old and New Testament bible, with text in parallel columns. 
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Price HK$ 5,000



Complete Novels - Pride and Prejudice; Sense and Sensibility; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey and Persuasion - Jane Austen, Austin Dobson (editor), Charles E. Brock, Hugh Thomson, (illustrator)

1912-1929 - Macmillan and Co., London
‘I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.'

An elegantly bound five volume set, comprising all of Austen's novels. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Hugh Thomson and Charles Brock. Each volume with an introduction by Austin Dobson. Presented in a matching bespoke fleece-lined scarlet cloth-covered slipcase with ribbon pull .

Affectation of candour is common enough—one meets with it everywhere. But to be candid without ostentation or design—to take the good of everybody's character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad—belongs to you alone.’ 
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Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates. Edited, with a Preface and Some Account of the Arabs and Their Horses by W. S. B. - Lady Anne Blunt, Wilfred Scawen Blunt

1879 - Harper &, New York - First American Edition
‘Fortunately we are too old travellers to be easily impressed by tales of lions and robbers, even supported, as they were in this instance, by the authority of special correspondents of The Times.’

First American edition of Lady Anne Blunt’s intrepid excursion to the Euphrates, Nejd and the Nafud desert. Based primarily on her journals and letters, and edited by her husband, this is a testament to the beauty and culture found in the heart of Central Arabia, accompanied with a folding colour map, a folding chart of Arabian thoroughbreds, and twelve engraved illustrations from Lady Blunt’s own sketches.

‘To find out how the Bedouin lived, Lady Anne lived like one herself: she became a temporary nomad, riding the two thousand miles from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf for the most part in Arab dress, and without guides or the usual caravan. This was quite an innovation, and prompted Blunt to dub his wife ‘the first bona-fide tourist who has taken the Euphrates road'. - Jane Robinson,
Wayward Women. 
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Price HK$ 3,200



The Novels of the Sisters Bront - Anne, Charlotte & Emily Bront

1905 - John Grant, Edinburgh - The Thornton Edition
An elegantly bound twelve volume first printing of the Thornton Edition of the Novels of the Brontë Sisters, which is considered the definitive complete works, and includes Elizabeth Gaskell's 'Life of Charlotte Brontë'.

With a frontispiece illustration to each volume, and numerous black and white photographic plates showing Brontë country.
 
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Price HK$ 30,000



Atlas, Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens - Elijah H. Burritt

1835 - F. J. Huntington and Co., New York - New Edition
A large early 19th century decorative celestial atlas containing stunning hand-coloured engraved plates (1 double page and 7 full page), and a two page black and white plate engraved plate ‘Exhibiting the Relative Magnitudes, Distances and Positions of the Different Bodies which Compose the Solar System’.

Scarce, especially in this condition. First published in 1833, this ‘New edition’ is actually a thoroughly revised edition with newly engraved maps by W. G. Evans.
 
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Price HK$ 12,000



The Hunt for Red October - Tom Clancy

1984 - Naval Institute Press, Annapolis - First Edition, First State
First edition of Clancy's first, and still most famous, novel. Adapted for the 1990 film starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, and introducing the world to CIA agent Jack Ryan. 
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Price HK$ 4,800



Bordeaux and its Wines - Charles Cocks,

1899 - Fé, Bordeaux - Third English Edition Improved
‘The classic reference work on Bordeaux wines’ - Jancis Robinson, The Oxford Companion to Wine.

A comprehensive and thoroughly illustrated third English edition of ‘
The Bordeaux Bible’. This edition was greatly expanded from the second edition, with 215 more pages, 11 colour maps (up from 8) and 374 in-text engravings of the Châteaux (up from 193). Also included are numerous tables, lists, and comprehensive indices of principal proprietors, villages and communes, and principal growths.

A presentation copy from the great Bordeaux wine merchants Nath. Johnston & Fils.
 
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Price HK$ 5,000



 
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