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The Story of Miss Moppet - Beatrix Potter

1906 - Frederick Warne & Co., London & New York - First Edition First Printing
‘At the beginning of 1906 Beatrix Potter was also planning some stories for very young children. Each story contained fourteen pictures and fourteen pages of simple text, mounted on a long strip of linen, and folded concertina-wise into a wallet with a tuck-in flap.’ Only two titles were published in this format.

This is a rare example of one of those stories, stunning when unfolded to it's full length of eight feet (2.492 metres), and housed in a custom clamshell case of green morocco over cloth, spine titled in gilt, interior lined with black felt.

As a result of the delicateness of this format, they only produced two small print runs, so complete and unrestored copies are scarce.
 
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Price HK$ 11,000



The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle - Beatrix Potter

1905 - Frederick Warne and Co, New York - First American Edition
Once upon a time there was a little girl called Lucie, who lived at a farm called Little-town.

One of Beatrix Potter’s most successful characters, inspired by her pet hedgehog of the same name, and Kitty MacDonald a Scottish washerwoman.

Presented in a pretty, handmade, custom clamshell case by Temple Bookbinders of Oxford.
 
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The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies - Beatrix Potter

1909 - Frederick Warne and Co, London - First Edition, First Printing
In this sequel to The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, Benjamin has grown up and married Peter’s sister Flopsy, and they have three boys and three girls.

In March 1909 Beatrix Potter was staying at her uncle and aunt’s house in Gwaynynog, North Wales and so used the gardens there as the setting for this story.

A near fine copy of the first edition.
 
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The Roly-Poly Pudding - Beatrix Potter

1908 - Frederick Warne and Co., London - First Edition, First Printing
A superb first edition of Roly-Poly Pudding in which Beatrix Potter expresses her love of the quaint old farmhouse at Hill Top, Sawry, which she has taken as the setting for the story, and despite the infestations of rats she had to deal with whilst renovating this farmhouse, she dedicates the book to her former pet - ‘In remembrance of “SAMMY” The intelligent pink-eyed Representative of a Persecuted (but Irrepressible) Race!

The illustrations are based upon the actual rooms at Hill Top, which can still be visited today [2015] as Potter arranged for the property to be run by the National Trust and rooms to be kept just as they were during her lifetime.
 
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The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes - Beatrix Potter

1911 - Frederick Warne and Co., London - First Edition, First or Second Printing
Once upon a time there was a little fat comfortable grey squirrel, called Timmy Tiptoes.

Beatrix Potter wrote
Timmy Tiptoes in response to the letters she was receiving from American children and librarians, resulting in the appearance of not only grey squirrels but chipmunks and bears as well. 
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Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates - Howard Pyle

1930 - Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York and London - Early Edition
‘...Howard Pyle’s pictures do breathe an American Spirit. Beyond the technical excellence which has caused artists to treasure proofs of these pictures, beyond the unquestioned accuracy of costume and setting, is the spiritual, personal something that makes pictures live.’

A lovely large format edition of these highly readable, magnificently illustrated tales recount the rip-roaring adventures of swashbuckling pirates and buccaneers of the Spanish Main. Includes ‘The Ghost of Captain Brand, Tom Chist and the Treasure Box, Jack Ballister’s Fortunes, The Ruby of Kishmoor’ and other tales. Enhanced by the author’s own incomparable illustrations, including ten full-colour plates, four black and white full page plates, and line drawings throughout. This immensely popular work became a seminal reference for those interested in maritime studies due to the meticulous research Pyle undertook while writing and illustrating the title.
 
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Swallows & Amazons - Arthur Ransome

1930 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition
Beautifully bound by Bayntun-Rivière.

‘I can see it being read aloud on a thousand sandy beaches and as a special treat in bed to inspire further ideas for the morrow's adventures. Mr. Ransome's delightful children show how easy it is with a touch of the right sort of imagination to capture all the thrills of "Treasure Island" and "Robinson Crusoe" without going further afield than the next cove. All you need is a boat, a parrot, a black spot, a sea-chest (preferably covered with foreign labels), molasses, a smattering of seamanship and nautical language, a thunderstorm, and an enemy. The enemy is most important. Mix these ingredients judiciously and you get as fine a setting for voyages of discovery as ever inspired a Jason or a Raleigh.’ - S.P.B. Mais,
Daily Telegraph, August 1930. 
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Bill the Minder - William Heath Robinson

Circa 1915 - Constable & Co. Ltd., London - Reprint (first published 1912)
A lovely collection of stories by William Heath Robinson, profusely illustrated throughout, with four mounted colour plates and over one hundred black and white drawings, featuring a selection of the fabulous comic contraptions for which he is renowned.

The stories included are:
Bill the Minder, The King of Troy, The Ancient Mariner, The Triplets, Good Aunt Galladia, The Doctor, The Respectable Gentleman, The Sicilian Char-Woman, The Interval, The Real Soldier, The Wild Man, The Musician, The Lost Grocer, The Merchant's Wife, The Camp-Followers, and The Siege of Troy. 
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