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2010 - Puffin Books, London - Number 538 of 1000 limited copies
“Fifteen men on the Dead Man’s Chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”

A timeless Pirate classic, one of 1,000 copies specially designed by architect and sculptor Frank Gehry, who chose this as his favourite children’s book. Produced to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Puffin Books, and housed in a clear perspex case.

Join young Jim Hawkins as he accompanies the dastardly crew of ‘la Hispaniola’, including Long John Silver and his parrot, in pursuit the lost treasure of the infamous Captain Flint. Filled to the brim with mischief, murder and mayhem, wild beasts and deadly savages,
Treasure Island remains one of the most popular stories ever written. 
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People in China. Thirty-two photographic studies from life - Ellen Thorbecke, Friedrich Schiff (illustrator)

1935 - George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London - First Edition
A lovely copy, in the scarce original dust jacket. With an introduction by W. J. R. Thorbecke. Illustrated with one colour plate by F. H. Schiff and 32 mounted photographic plates by Ellen Thorbecke.

‘In the 1930's, Dutch photographer Ellen Thorbecke took a series of photos in China with the use of many experimental techniques. Her portraits covered a wide range of people, including an industrialist, a peddler, a student, a country woman, a soldier and so on. Accompanied with every portrait, there was a brief biography about the person. Like her photos, those "micro stories" composed a "macro view" of the Chinese society. While most Westerners were interested in “typical scenes” of China, Thorbecke went beyond producing stock photography by telling the story behind each photo and thus depicting the deeper layer of the Chinese society.’ [Dr. Chong-ho Yu]

Illustrated by Friederich Schiff, an Austrian artist, prolific cartoonist whose work appeared in books, newspapers, magazines and advertisements throughout China and the Far East. They had previously collaborated in 1934 on
Peking Studies and on a similar guide book Shanghai in 1938. 
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The Dedication of Books - Henry B. Wheatley

1887 - Elliot Stock, London - First Edition of this Collection
A fine and unopened copy of this fascinating little book for the bibliophile, from Henry B. Wheatley’s wonderful ‘Book-Lover’s Library Series’.

Chapters include: Early Dedications; The Shakespearean Dedications; Political and Satirical Dedications; Dryden's Dedications; Playwrights' Dedications; Eighteenth Century Dedications; Dr. Johnson's Dedications; and Modern Dedications.
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The Years - Virginia Woolf

1937 - The Hogarth Press, London - First Edition
‘When shall we be free? When shall we live adventurously, wholly, not like cripples in a cave?’

An elegantly bound copy of Virginia Woolf’s final novel published during her lifetime – and likely her most accessible – it tells the story of three generations of the Pargiter family, as they follow their daily rituals, and struggle to understand the significance of their own lives and experiences in relation to the historical events taking place around them.

Written in Woolf’s fluid and lucidly dazzling style, this constantly changing novel is a savage indictment of British society at the turn of century.
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The Waves - Virginia Woolf

1931 - The Hogarth Press, London - First Edition
'A book of great beauty and a prose poem of genius' – Stephen Spender

‘The pure, delicate sensibility found in this language and the moods that it expresses are a true kind of poetry.’ –
The New York Times

A finely bound first edition of Woolf’s most complex and innovative novel, tracing the lives of a group of friends, following their development from childhood to youth to middle age. While social events, individual achievements and disappointments form its narrative, the novel is most remarkable for the rich poetic language that expresses the inner life of its characters – their aspirations, their triumphs and regrets, their awareness of unity and isolation. Separately and together, they query the relationship of past to present, and the meaning of life itself.
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Between The Acts - Virginia Woolf

1941 - The Hogarth Press, London - First Edition
'A powerful and prophetic statement' – The Times

A finely bound copy of Woolf’s final novel, published shortly after her suicide,
Between the Acts is a triumphant celebration and witty mockery of ‘Englishness’. Set in a small English village – based upon Woolf’s home parish of Rodwell, East Sussex – against the looming backdrop if WWII, the novel describes the staging, performance, and audience of a festival play: an overview of English history in several parts closely interwoven with the private dramas that take place between the acts. 
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