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The Traveller in Asia - Priscilla Wakefield

1817 - Darton, London - First Edition
This lovely little book is the final title of Priscilla Wakefield’s fictional travel series, for the purpose of educating children, and based upon the narrative of Arthur Middleton. Illustrated with a colour folding map.

‘In the book Arthur Middleton travels around India and visits China with his impressions and experiences recorded in a journal format. He makes an acquaintance with a Mr Melville who accompanies him on part of the journey and asks Arthur to take charge of his nephew Charles Melville who is fourteen. Arthur and his new companion Charles continue the journey and Priscilla begins to include into the text letters from Charles to his sister Adele. The visit to China at the end of the book is brief in comparison to the volume of information about India. At the end of the book Arthur returns Charles to his uncle and plans his return to England.’ -
Priscilla Wakefield., Travels in Juvenile Literature (Blog). 
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - Kate Douglas Wiggin

1903 - Houghton, Boston and New York - First Edition
Rebecca was a thing of fire and spirit.... [she] was plucky at two and dauntless at five.’

A finely bound example of this classic tale about the pain of growing up, admired by authors from Jack London to Mark Twain. Beautifully written with a humorous touch.

‘When ten-year-old Rebecca Randall comes to live with flinty aunt Miranda and her sentimental sister Jane in a small town in Maine, they expect to turn her into a proper young lady. Instead, Rebecca will end up changing them.’ [Random House]
 
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The Boy's Book of Pirates and the Great Sea Rovers - George Alfred Williams

1913 - Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York - First Edition
‘Unlike most of the adventurers, who became buccaneers by force of circumstances, Morgan deliberately selected the prefession, and studied piracy with great deliberation. He was so imbued with the spirit of this life that it was not long before he rose to great prominence...’

A rather scarce book, containing eleven full page illustrations with stunning colour and vitality, this work which was written and illustrated by the great Dicken’s illustrator George Alfred Williams delighted audiences with tales of the exciting, gruesome, and gripping history of piracy, chronicling it’s rise from the birth of circumnavigation to the chaotic heyday of the 19th century.
 
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“Chinese Babies” A Collection of Nursery Rhymes in English - Signed - Evelyn Young (editor and illustrator), Juliet Bredon, Dr. Isaac Taylor Headland

1932 - Tientsin Press, Tientsin - First Edition
With six full page coloured plates, coloured title page, and charming black and white sketches throughout by Evelyn Young.

The seventeen nursery rhymes are -
Little Small-Feet; The Small Storekeeper; The Cake Seller; The Little Girl's Dream; Dreamland; The Magician; Sweeter than Sugar; Little Gold Fish; Little Red Fire; The Dream Junk; Butterflies; Kite Flying; The Old Woman; The Bride; The Blind Man; The Little Bald-Head; Of What Use Is a Girl?; and Chinese Cradle Song.

The little stars in the Bamboo Grove
Are all set up so high
That little hands can never reach
To pull them from the sky.
But you shall ride on a magpie’s wing,
And travel up to see
If they are really precious gems
Worth bringing back to me
 
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