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The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe, J. B. Watson (illustrator)

1901 - George Routledge and Sons, London - Illustrated Edition
‘I learned to look more upon the bright side of my condition, and less upon the dark side, and to consider what I enjoyed, rather than what I wanted...’

Finely bound and profusely illustrated edition of Robinson Crusoe, with four additional colour plates and 52 black and white illustrations by J. D. Watson.

Storms, shipwrecks, pirates, enslavery, escapes, battles, who could want for more in an adventure? However, this is only the beginning of Robinson Kreutznaer’s story. Once again shipwrecked and castaway, spending years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued. On coming home to poverty, Crusoe decides to journey overland to Brazil (finally realising that sea travel usually results in lengthy detour), encountering further challenges...
 
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Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

1846 - Bradbury & Evans, London - Third Edition, and first in Octavo format.
‘Please, Sir, I want some more.’

‘I saw no reason, when I wrote this book, why the very dregs of life, so long as their speech did not offend the ear, should not serve the purpose of a moral, at least as well as its froth and cream’ - Dickens’ response after he was severely criticized for introducing criminals and prostitutes into the novel.
 
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Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy’s Progress. - Charles Dickens

1838 - Richard Bentley, London - First Edition mixed issue - 9th-16th Nov. 1838
Three volumes in original blind tooled plum cloth. Half-titles, frontispieces and 21 plates illustrated by George Cruikshank. Dickens was severely criticized for introducing criminals and prostitutes in Oliver Twist - ‘I saw no reason, when I wrote this book, why the very dregs of life, so long as their speech did not offend the ear, should not serve the purpose of a moral, at least as well as its froth and cream’. 
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The Christmas Stories: A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. - Charles Dickens

1844 to 1848 - Chapman & Hall [or] Bradbury & Evans, London - Mixed first and early editions
A beautifully bound five volume set of Dickens’ Christmas Stories, fine copies housed in a custom made slipcase. With illustrated title pages, full plate and in-text illustrations throughout.

‘After the success attained with A Christmas Carol in 1843 Dickens continued the series throughout the 1840s, maintaining what he called "the Carol philosophy" to "strike a sledgehammer blow" for the poor, uneducated, and repressed. In typical Dickens fashion he drove his message home with a mixture of humor and good cheer’. - David Purdue.
 
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David Copperfield with illustrations by H. K. Browne - Charles Dickens, H. K. Browne aka ‘Phiz’ (Illustrator)

1850 - Bradbury and Evans, London - First Thus : Single Volume
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.

‘In this book of
David Copperfield, [Dickens] has created creatures who cling to us and tyrannise over us, creatures whom we would not forget if we could, creatures whom we could not forget if we would, creatures who are more actual than the man who made them.’ - G. K. Chesterton.

The story of a boy making his way in the world, and finding himself as a man and as a writer. In the first half, before Dickens's irrepressible storytelling kicks in and the motor of the novel starts to hum with incident, we find him almost meditating on his literary beginnings. The second half displays Dickens at his magnificent, and often uneven, best. There are the characteristic prose arpeggios, the virtuoso similes and metaphors, and the parade of timeless characters: Mr Micawber, Mrs Gummidge, Betsey Trotwood, Barkis, Uriah Heep, Steerforth, Mr Spenlow (of Spenlow and Jorkins) and Miss Mowcher.

Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him. 
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The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

1880 - George Routledge and Sons, London
A handsomely bound copy of Dumas’ ‘Three Musketeers’ which deserves its place on every child’s bookshelf.

The swashbuckling, gallivanting adventures of young D’Artagnan and his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, set in the 17th century. Finely illustrated with sixteen plates by artist Maurice Leloir.

In the immortal words of Dumas: “All for one and one for all!”
 
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The Parent's Assistant; or, Stories for Children - Maria Edgeworth

1822 - Printed for R. Hunter, London - A New Edition
‘It has likewise been attempted in these stories to provide antidote against ill humour, the epidemic rage of dissipation, and the fatal propensity to admire and imitate whatever the fashion of the moment may distinguish.’

A complete and thus uncommon little six volume set of Maria Edgeworth’s influential collection of tales for children, first published in 1796 and popular throughout the 19th century. Her stories both amused and instructed, painting memorable moral anecdotes for boys and girls against frequently picturesque landscapes while communicating the important societal values of the period.

Included: Preface, Lazy Lawrence, Tarlton, The False Key; The Birthday Present, Simple Susan; The Bracelets, The Little Merchants; Old Poz, The Mimic, Mademoiselle Panache; The Basket-Woman, The white Pigeon, The Orphans, Waste Not Want Not, Forgive and Forget; Barring Out, Eton Montem.
 
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The Rose Fyleman Fairy Book - Rose Fyleman, Hilda T. Miller (illustrator)

1923 - Methuen & Co. Ltd., London - First Edition
There are fairies at the bottom of our garden!
They often have a dance on summer nights;
The butterflies and bees
Make a lovely little breeze,
And the rabbits stand about and hold the lights.
Did you know that they could sit upon the moonbeams
And pick a little star to make a fan?
And dance away up there
In the middle of the air
Well, they can!

A collection of Rose Fyleman’s well known short poems for young children, magically illustrated with twelve full-page colour plates and twelve line drawings by Hilda Miller.
 
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