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1955 - The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco - One of 180 Limited Copies
A fine copy of this handsome private press folio, bound in hand made parchment paper with tipped on hand-printed colour medallion and gilt lettered spine, text printed on fine English handmade paper, and featuring seven colour illustrations printed from woodblocks designed and cut by Mary Grabhorn.

The fifth volume in the magnificent Grabhorn Press series of Shakespeare’s plays, and as with the previous four, the text for this edition is reprinted from the First Folio of 1623.

Housed in the publisher’s decorated paper covered slipcase.
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Fifteen-Thirty: The Story of a Tennis Player - Helen Wills

1937 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - First Edition
A delightful book by one of Tennis’ all time great female players, once described as ‘the first American born woman to achieve international celebrity as an athlete’. Illustrated throughout with drawings and sketches of the author.

Helen Wills [1905-1998] - 31 Grand Slam titles, eight at Wimbledon, seven at the U.S. Championships, two Olympic gold medals. From 1919 through 1938 she produced the amazing statistic of 398 matches won to 35 lost, this included a 158 match winning streak during which she did not lose a set.

Charlie Chaplin was once asked what he considered to be the most beautiful sight that he had ever seen. He responded that it was "the movement of Helen Wills playing tennis”.
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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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Price HK$ 3,000

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