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RESERVED - The Second World War - Sir Winston Spencer Churchill

1948 to 1954 - Cassell and Co. Ltd., London - First Editions
‘I will leave judgements on this matter to history – but I will be one of the historians.’ - Winston Churchill.

A finely bound set of Churchill’s complete six volume classic history on World War II -
The Gathering Storm, Their Finest Hour, The Grant Alliance, The Hinge of Fate, Closing the Ring and Triumph and Tragedy.

Not since Julius Caesar and his Gallic Wars has there been a case of a great leader in war also being an able writer.

The Nobel prize for literature is given for a lifetime of written work, and there is a rule against its being awarded to politicians. This set convinced the Nobel award committee to waive that rule.

Named ‘Number One Non-fiction Book of the Century’ by
National Review. 
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Price HK$ 17,000



Golf: A Royal & Ancient Game - Robert Clark (editor)

1875 - R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh - First Edition
A near fine first edition of this rare golfing classic, in original cloth without repair or restoration. Formerly from the libraries of John Hamilton Buchanan (1861-1919) and Scottish lawyer John Kermack (1847-99), with their engraved armourial bookplates.

Illustrated with nine plates from paintings, engravings, etchings, etc., including two duotone lithographs, one colour plan of the golf course over St. Andrew's Links and frontispiece, with tissue-guards; plus numerous wood engravings and facsimiles throughout the text; title page with decorative gilt margins; decorative initials. Illustrations by Clark Stanton, C.A. Doyle and G. Aikman.

‘This book is one of the masterpieces of golf literature. It is also one of the most important contributions to the library of golf and one of the most handsomely produced of all golf books, even to this date.’ – Joseph Murdoch, ‘
The Library of Golf 1743-1966’.

‘Widely regarded as one of the most significant, as well as best produced, early books on the history of golf, Clark's work is a compilation of the earliest literature on the game. In assembling the book, Clark, a well-known Edinburgh printer, collected early press reports, biographical sketches, significant acts of Parliament, municipal records, diaries, and extracts from the minutes of the earliest golf clubs. The book also contains obituary of Allan Robertson.’
 
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The Indigo Necklace - Frances Crane

1945 - Random House, New York - First Edition
A fine example of the rubbing-prone dust jacket with a very good book which appears to have been matched to the dust jacket, would benefit from a better book.

Featuring crime solving couple Lieutenant Pat and Jean Abbot, the locationn isis New Orleans and the famous French quarter.
 
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Price HK$ 1,600



Les Grands Vins de Bourgogne - R. Danguy, Ch. Aubertin

1892 - Librairie H. Armand, Dijon - First Edition
The first edition of this early, scarce and ‘invaluable reference work on the state of Burgundy's Côte-d'Or vineyards and wines in the late 19th century’ [Vineana].

Complete with the large folding map of the vineyards of Burgundy (73x39cm) by A. Casper and E. Marc, and two folding engravings of the ‘
Grande vue de la ville de Dijon’ and ‘Grand Vue de la ville de Beaune’ (both from from 18th century engravings designed by Lallemand).

A comprehensive work, over 740 pages, with long notes on the wines, the vineyards and their owners. Profusely illustrated throughout with an additional 34 full page plates and 45 half page plates, mostly of the châteaux, vineyards and cellars, as well as inserted advertisements.
 
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My Partner, Ben Hogan - Jimmy Demaret

1954 - McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York - First Edition
First edition in complete and unclipped example of the scarce and delicate dust jacket. The biographical story of the life of the great golfer, Ben Hogan, by his friend and fellow Texan Jimmy Demaret. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings.

Demaret himself was a three time Masters champion and published this book the year after Hogan won his 1953 Grand Slam winning the Masters, the U.S. Open, and the British Open in the same year.

In 1948, Jimmy “The Wardrobe” Demaret (also known for his vivacious style) broke the U.S. Open scoring record at the Riviera Country Club, but still lost by two strokes to Hogan. It was little known that Demaret was one of Ben Hogan’s few and closest friends. In this regard, the book offers a lively and appreciative run through Hogan’s life and game.

‘The story of one of our greatest players, related with some wit and aplomb by one who was a pretty fair golfer himself.’ - Joseph Murdoch,
The Library of Golf. 
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Price HK$ 4,800



My Late Wives. Another Adventure of Sir Henry Merrivale - Carter Dickson (John Dickson Carr)

1947 - William Heinemann Ltd, London Toronto - First English Edition
A fine first English edition.

Featuring Sir Henry Merrivale and the grumbling Chief Inspector Humphrey Masters of Scotland Yard.

‘All Roger Bewlay’s wives had four things in common: no near relatives – a hunger for romantic love – an idylic honeymoon – and, after their honeymoon,
nobody ever saw them again . . .’ 
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He Wouldn’t Kill Patience - Carter Dickson (John Dickson Carr)

1944 - The Hampton Publishing Company distributed by William Morrow & Company, New York - First Edition
A fine first edition of this adventure featuring Sir Henry Merrivale and the Royal Albert Zoological Gardens... 
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Price HK$ 2,500



The Name of the Rose - SIGNED - Umberto Eco

1983 - Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego - First Edition in English, First Edition
Signed first edition in bright dust jacket without fading, tears or chips.

‘Whether you're into Sherlock Holmes, Montaillou, Borges, the nouvelle critique, the Rule of St. Benedict, metaphysics, library design, or
The Thing from the Crypt, you'll love it. Who can that miss out?’ - Sunday Times.

Originally published in Italian in 1980, this is the first edition in English, published simultaneously by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in San Diego, and Martin Secker & Warburg in London, both using the same illustration taken from a manuscript of the Apocalypse.
 
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Price HK$ 12,000



 
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