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The Boy's Book of Pirates and the Great Sea Rovers - George Alfred Williams

1913 - Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York - First Edition
‘Unlike most of the adventurers, who became buccaneers by force of circumstances, Morgan deliberately selected the prefession, and studied piracy with great deliberation. He was so imbued with the spirit of this life that it was not long before he rose to great prominence...’

A rather scarce book, containing eleven full page illustrations with stunning colour and vitality, this work which was written and illustrated by the great Dicken’s illustrator George Alfred Williams delighted audiences with tales of the exciting, gruesome, and gripping history of piracy, chronicling it’s rise from the birth of circumnavigation to the chaotic heyday of the 19th century.
 
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Best American Stories 1919-1924 - Blanche Colton Williams (editor)

1926 - Doubleday, Garden City - First Editions
‘Most of the famous author’s of our times have contributed their best to these volumes, and every reader will find here not only a cross-section of American literature and life but also a thousand and one nights of entertainment...”

A wonderful two volume collection of ninety-five tales from some of the greatest and most influential short story writers of the 20th century, Including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edna Ferber, James Branch Cabell, Fannie Hurst, Melville Davisson Post, Thomas Beer, Ben Ames Williams, Irvin S. Cobb, Steven Vincent Benet, Booth Tarkington, Albert Payson Terhune, and more...

In the rare original dust jackets, and housed in the original cream slipcase. The stories were selected by the
Society of Arts and Sciences, and Blanche Colton Williams, founders of the O’Henry Award for short stories, which was first presented in 1918, and is still considered one of the most prestigious literary awards in North America. 
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The Caine Mutiny: A Novel of World War II - Herman Wouk

1951 - Doubleday & Company, Garden City - First Edition, in First Issue Dust Jacket
‘Get this through your thick Reserve head, the heat is on. I'll be the guy everybody will hate. That's okay. I'm the exec of this ship, and I'll carry out my orders, do you hear?’ – second Commander Queeg steps on board...

First edition of Wouk’s Pulitzer Prize winning work of fiction which grew out of his experiences aboard a destroyer-minesweeper in the Pacific in World War II. The basis for the 1954 film starring Humphrey Bogart and José Ferrer, nominated for seven Oscars.

Uncommon with the first issue dust jacket in such nice condition.

‘The Caine Mutiny is one of the greatest novels ever written about a dysfunctional workplace.’ -
The Daily Beast, 2013. 
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Price HK$ 13,000



 
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