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Drinks of the World - James Mew, John Ashton

1892 - Leadenhall Press, London - First Edition
Dedicated to those who know how to use and thankfully enjoy the goods things so bountifully provided by Dame Nature.

A lovely first and only edition of this rare, important and fascinating work on the history and development of beverages, from ‘
toast water, the superlative virtue of which Mr. James Sedgwick extolled in 1725, to brandy, that potent fluid Johnson said must be drunk by the man “who aspires to be a hero”’.

Profusely illustrated throughout with full page plates, vignettes and decorations.
 
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1927 - Methuen & Co. Ltd., London - First Edition in First State Dust Jacket
“So wherever I am, there’s always Pooh, There’s always Pooh and Me.
“What would I do?” I said to Pooh, “If it wasn’t for you”, and Pooh said: “True,
It isn’t much fun for One, but Two Can stick together,” Says Pooh, says he.
“That’s how it is,” says Pooh
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An exceptional copy in the original dust jacket, of A.A. Milne’s beloved book of verse, featuring Christopher Robin and the delightful Pooh.
 
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Winnie-the-Pooh - with - The House at Pooh Corner - A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard (illustrator)

1926 - Methuen & Co. Ltd, London - First Editions
‘On Wednesday, when the sky is blue, And I have nothing else to do, I sometimes wonder if it's true That who is what and what is who.’

Two handsomely bound first editions of the two Winnie-the-Pooh story books, Housed in a custom made felt-lined slipcase.

Winnie was the name of the Canadian Black Bear at London Zoo, befriended by Christopher Robin, and originally the Mascot of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade. The Pooh is believed to have come from the name of a royal swan in the park and the two combined by Christopher Robin himself.

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Pooh looked at his two paws. He knew that one of them was the right, and he knew that when you had decided which one of them was the right, then the other one was the left, but he never could remember how to begin.' 
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A Rope for the Hanging. A Mrs. Pym Story - Nigel Morland

1939 - Farrar & Rinehart Incorporated, New York - First American Edition
First edition in exceptional condition,.

Featuring Scotland Yard’s thuggish lady detective Palmyra Pym, who, in the words of Julian Symons, ‘is a figure straight out of the ‘
Beano’ or the ‘Dandy’, tearing about London in a preposterous hat,indulging in dangerous driving, snarling at her subordinates, coming up slap against gangsters with WHAMS and THUDS. According to Russell James [’Great British Fictional Detectives’], ‘A Rope for the Hanging’ “best typifies her early bludgeoning manner”. 
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Challenge Blue Mask! - Anthony Morton (John Creasey)

1939 - J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia - First American Edition
A fine copy in fine and thus scarce dust jacket.

Featuring the legendary ‘Baron’, debonair jewel thief turned detective.
 
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The Golden Treasury - Francis Turner Palgrave

1904 - Macmillan & Co., London - Revised and Enlarged Edition
A fine and superb little Zaehnsdorf binding of Francis Turner Palgrave’s popular anthology of English poetry, originally published in 1861 and still in print today.

In his 1861 dedication to his lifelong friend Alfred Tennyson, Palgrave says the aim of his collection was to teach ‘those indifferent to the Poets to love them, and those who love them to love them more’. More than 150 years later, Palgrave’s compilation has indeed proved itself a treasury, featuring the enduring works of much admired poets such as Dryden, Burns, Keats, Milton, Rosetti, Tennyson, and Shakespeare, among many others.
 
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The Oldest Inhabitant. A Comedy - Eden Phillpotts

1934 - The Macmillan Company, New York - First American Edition
A fine first edition in fine dust jacket.

A plot based in a small Devonshire village, and centred around one of it’s oldest residents, a sly old scamp and about whom his oldest friend says “a artfully and more utterly devious and downy old man than he is don’t draw breath”...
 
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In the Face of the Verdict. A Dr. Priestley Mystery - John Rhode

1940 - Dodd, New York - First American Edition
Featuring Dr. Lancelot Priestley ’one of the enduring figures of detective fiction, an awesome old party with a passion for truth and a restless, analytic brain that forbids compromise and marshals evidence with mathematical precision’. 
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