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Captain Hornblower - C. S. Forester

1939 - Michael Joseph Ltd., London - First Edition
Contains arguably the best three books of the Hornblower Series, and the first three to be published - The Happy Return [Beat to Quarters in the U.S.A.], A Ship Of The Line and Flying Colours. 
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Price HK$ 9,000



Flying Colours - C.S. Forester

1938 - Michael Joseph Ltd., London - First Separate Edition
The scarce third title in Forester's Horatio Hornblower series. Preceded by a few days by a single volume combining this story with the earlier 'A Ship of the Line'.

Forced to surrender his ship, the Sutherland, after a long and bloody battle, Captain Horatio Hornblower now bides his time as a prisoner in a French fortress. Within days he and his first lieutenant, Bush, who was crippled in the last fight, are to be taken to Paris to be tried on trumped-up charges of violating the laws of war, and most probably executed as part of Napoleon's attempt to rally the war-weary empire behind him. Even if Hornblower escapes this fate and somehow finds his way back to England, he will face court-martial for his surrender of a British ship. As fears for his life and his reputation compete in his mind with worries about his pregnant wife and his possibly widowed lover, the indomitable captain impatiently awaits the chance to make his next move
 
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Round Kangchenjunga - Douglas W. Freshfield

1903 - Edward Arnold, London - First Edition
Freshfield’s incredible account of his dangerous and exhausting circuit of Kangchenjunga, considered one of the greatest early works on Himalayan exploration, and a standard reference to the Kangchenjunga massif. The party’s entire route followed previously unknown areas, much of it at a great height: they climbed the Zemu glacier reaching 5,350 metres, then crossed the Lhonak valley and proceeded west over Jongsong La into Nepal, descending along Kangchenjunga glacier, before trekking ahead to Tseram and finally crossing back to Sikkim.

Accompanying Freshfield was Italian photographer Vittorio Sella, whose remarkable photographs feature in this book.

Profusely illustrated with two large folding colour maps of Sikkim and the glaciers of Kangchenjunga, forty full page black and white plates, two in-text illustrations of the peaks of Kathmandu and a geological map of Sikkim, and one folding panoramic black and white photographic plate of Kangchenjunga Glacier, taken by Sella.
 
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Price HK$ 6,500



Architectura Navalis - bound with - Architectura Civilis, Nova & Antiqua - Josephum Furttenbach, Georg Andreas Böckler [Boeckler]

1629 - Johan Saurn, Ulm - First Editions
A stunning, clean and complete copy of Joseph Furttenbach’s famous treaty on shipbuilding, Architectura Navalis with double-page engraved title, title in red and black, twenty stunning double-page engraved plates showing boat design, and various types of boats many engaged in action with other boats and monsters of the sea. Furttenbach was a highly influential German architect, who attempted to cover all fields of architecture in his writings. Böckler corresponded with Furttenbach and his works on architecture were intended to contribute to the rebuilding of Germany after the devastation of the Thirty Years War, his Architectura Civilis, Nova & Antiqua presents a comparative treatment of the Orders [Architectural Styles] and is illustrated with forty engraved plates, woodcut printer’s device and red and black text to title page, woodcut head pieces, and initials.  
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The Camp and the Cutter; or, a Cruise to the Crimea - Edwin Galt

1856 - Thomas Hodgson, London - First Edition
A well written and personal account of ‘yet another anxious to visit the sites and “sights” of the Crimea, as the conflict neared its end’. He left London in October 1855 to Malta where he joined his cutter “Sparrow Hawk”, which he was, however obliged to leave for repairs in Constantinople, sailing with the admiralty to Balaklava, where he endured the severity of a Crimean winter, whilst visiting various recent scenes of battle including ‘the “blood-stained ruins” of Sevastopol’. His description of ‘Chritsmas-Dayin the Crimea’ is fascinating whilst all the time the Russian Guns kept up their incessant booming. 
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1932 - Rich & Cowan Ltd., London - First and Limited Edition of 1000
A large elegantly bound and majestic work, finely printed by The Mayflower Press on untrimmed handmade paper, with sixteen colour plates from paintings and 107 half-tones from paintings and photographs, including some yacht interiors.

With sections on Cowes week, yachting customs, ceremonies and traditions, and the construction and rigs of the earlier yachts. The Cowes week section includes the newly-rigged 122 ft. sloop R.Y.S. 'Britannia' and the great J-Class yachts. Appended with a detailed list of the early Royal yachts, brief logs of voyages, and a bibliography.
 
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Price HK$ 8,600



Association Football & The Men Who Made It - Alfred Gibson, William Pickford

1906 - The Caxton Publishing Company, London - First Edition
A lovely clean set of what is becoming a scarce first edition of this significant and unrivalled work, detailing the history of the game, the clubs and early players. Magnificently illustrated throughout, with sepia and monochrome photographs of players, teams and matches.

‘The holy grail for any serious collector of football literature, this work is unrivalled in affording the contemporary reader a detailed understanding of the teams, players and administrators who dominated the game in the nineteenth century. Set across four volumes, the figures profiled inside are almost universally forgotten to modern football fans and yet the calibre of the writing within makes them come alive. Even though the game they played was markedly different to that of the current day, the vitality and energy of the era is clear.’ - Ademir to Zizinho,
The 20 Greatest Football Books.

‘The authors, Alfred Gibson who worked for
The Football Star, and William Pickford who worked for the Athletic News, were two football insiders who celebrated the game which others had labelled a mania but they recognised as one of the wonders of modern times. The book was dedicated ‘to all who loved the game’ and was intended as ‘a monument for the men who have made it’. It was a celebration of all football, the recreational as well as the spectacular, amateurs and professionals, those who looked on and those who played’. - Oxford DNB. 
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On Wandering Wheels: The Tour of the Happy Hearse through the Eastern States of America - Jan & Cora Gordon

1928 - Dodd. Mead & Company, New York - First Edition
A wonderful account of a trip from Maine to Georgia in an old car, complete with break downs, auto camping in the 1920s, and local colour - an attempt to enlighten Europeans as to the charms and romantic side of America seldom seen or written about, according to the Authors.

Black and white woodblock illustrations by Jan Gordon and maps showing the route used as endpapers.
 
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Price HK$ 900



 
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