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The Works of Joseph Conrad - Joseph Conrad

1924 - Doubleday, Garden City
This finely bound set of Conrad's complete works runs to 26 volumes comprising: Lord Jim, Youth (which includes Heart of Darkness), The Secret Agent, Typhoon, Almayer’s Folly, The Arrow of Gold, The Nigger of the “Narcissus”, Victory, Nostromo, The Rover, Under Western Eyes, ‘Twixt Land and Sea, A Set of Six, A Personal Record, The Rescue, Within the Tides, Tales of Unrest, Suspense, An Outcast of The Islands, Tales of Hearsay, The Shadow Line, The Mirror of The Sea, The Inheritors, Chance, Notes on Life and Letters, and Romance. 
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Price HK$ 19,000



Oriental Carpets - Herbert Coxon

1884 - T. Fisher Unwin, London - First Edition
A scarce nice copy of the earliest book in English written on rugs. Coxon was an intrepid traveller who established a direct importation route to England from the Middle East, in order to reduce the influence of the middlemen, who as Coxon describes in his dealings with them ‘I never came across one that I felt satisfied was thoroughly honest and fair. The whole of them were…downright rogues’.

Illustrated with one colour and ten tinted lithographic plates, together with a large foldout map in red and black. The wonderful frontispiece is titled ‘
Carpet dealing direct with natives. The Author bargaining over a prayer carpet in Dghestan. Temperature 125 degrees.’ 
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Price HK$ 5,500



The Works - Charles Dickens

1903 - Chapman and Hall, London -  The Biographical Edition
A sumptuously bound set, complete in nineteen volumes, thoroughly illustrated throughout with 574 full-page illustrations, 143 in-text, and eight illustrated title pages.

Illustrations by ‘Phiz’ (Hablot Knight Browne), George Cruikshank, Marcus Stone, George Cattermole, F. Walker, H. K. Browne, Seymour, Dalziel, J. G. Pinwell, Luke Fildes, Charles Green, Mahony, Cattermole, Landseer, Maclise, Stanfield, Leech, Doyle, etc.
 
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Out of Africa - Isak Dinesen

1938 - Random House, New York - First American Edition
I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills….

A stunning copy of what Truman Capote called ‘one of the most beautiful books of the 20th century’.

Karen Blixen’s poignant account of her life on a coffee plantation in Kenya, and the basis for the memorable film, starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.
 
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Price HK$ 8,000



1955 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition, First impression, First State
‘Bond is what every man would like to be and what every woman would like to have between her sheets.’ - Raymond Chandler on Moonraker.

A stunning and therefore uncommon first edition, first impression, first state of the third James Bond title, with the notoriously toning and fading prone ‘flame’ design dust jacket which has only a small amount of the usual toning to spine and with bright orange and yellow flames to the front panel, rarely encountered thus.

Smartly housed in custom made black morocco leather and cloth clamshell case, titled in gilt.
 
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Price HK$ 98,000



Goldfinger - Ian Lancaster Fleming

1959 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition, First Issue, Second State, in First Edition, First Impression, First Issue dust jacket.
Auric Goldfinger, the most phenomenal criminal Bond has ever faced, is an evil genius who likes his cash in gold bars and his women dressed only in gold paint. After smuggling tons of gold out of Britain into secret vaults in Switzerland, this powerful villain is planning the biggest and most daring heist in history-robbing all the gold in Fort Knox. With two of the most memorable villains ever created, a human weapon named Oddjob, and a luscious female crime boss named Pussy Galore.

Smartly housed in custom made clamshell case, black half morocco, gilt titles, felt lined.
 
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Ian Fleming: The Book Collector - signed by both James and Fergus Fleming - Ian Fleming, Various

2017 - Queen Anne Press, London - Number 132 of a limited Edition of 150 copies
In 1952, the year he wrote Casino Royale, Ian Fleming launched a quarterly periodical for bibliophiles: The Book Collector. Published originally by Queen Anne Press it was soon hailed as the most important journal of its kind in the world. Fleming remained the publisher and its principal shareholder until his death. The Book Collector is still flourishing today, it is now under the management of his nephews James and Fergus Fleming.

To celebrate its 65th anniversary,
The Book Collector devoted its Spring 2017 issue to Ian Fleming, and his role in the world of books. Essays were provided by editors old and new, family and colleagues of the author, as well as Fleming scholars, historians, bibliophiles and regular Book Collector contributors.

This is number 132 from a limitation of 150 hand-numbered copies of that issue, signed by both James and Fergus Fleming. Finely printed in hot-metal Monotype letterpress on 150gsm Bockingford White paper, finely bound in red cloth by Ludlow Bookbinders, and blocked in gilt 'Fry's Ornamented' type as favoured by Fleming for first edition copies of
Casino Royale (1953).

Contributors include Fergus Fleming, editor of Ian Fleming’s letters, on “
Ian Fleming and The Book Collector”, Joel Silver, Director of the Lilly Library, Indiana University, on “Books That Had Started Something: Ian Fleming’s Book Collection”, and Nicolas Barker, for 50 years Editor of The Book Collector, on his former editorial colleague, “Percy Muir: Ian Fleming’s Bookseller”.

Jon Gilbert, compiler of the prize-winning
Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, writes on “Collecting Ian Fleming”, and Sheila Markham interviews two Fleming collectors, Michael L. Van Blaricum and Jeremy Miles. Other contributions consider Ian Fleming’s friend the typographic designer Robert Harling, who also was a novelist, Richard Chopping, designer of most of the James Bond dust-jackets, and the output of Fleming’s publishing imprint, the Queen Anne Press. 
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Traité sur les Vins du Médoc - Wm. Franck

1864 - P. Chaumas, Bordeaux - Fifth Edition, Revised and Enlarged
The first ‘Bible of Bordeaux’, first published in 1824 and frequently revised until its final publication in 1871, and the forerunner of the better known Bordeaux wine directory created by Cocks & Feret. This is ‘the first major book dealing solely with the wines of Bordeaux’ (Jancis Robinson - Oxford Companion to Wine.), and one of the first Bordeaux classifications.

The fifth edition with twenty-nine full-page illustrations of the Chateaux (13 two-tone lithographs, 1 monochrome lithograph, 15 woodcuts), three woodcut title pages, one woodcut scene of the vendage, two partially coloured full page maps, and the large folding colour map titled
Carte du Département de la Gironde. 53x71.5cm (in pocket at rear). In addition to the illustrations are numerous tables (six folding).

The wine classification listed (pages 209-16] is the one ‘drawn up in 1855 by the association of commercial [wine] brokers at the Bordeaux Stock Exchange, and at the request of the Chamber of Commerce’.
 
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Price HK$ 6,000



 
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