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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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His Dark Materials Trilogy - Northern Lights [Golden Compass]; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass. - Philip Pullman

1995-2000 - Scholastic Press, London - First Editions
Lyra's quest weaves fantasy, horror and the play of ideas into a truly great contemporary epic trilogy, written by ‘one of the supreme literary dreamers and magicians of our time’. [The Guardian]. Three volumes housed together in custom made green cloth, felt lined slipcase.

Northern Lights was listed in both Newsweek and The Observer's top 100 novels of all time, The Times' Novel List Top 60 Poll (2013) and was selected for World Book Night (2011). Amber Spyglass won the Whitbread Prize, also shortlisted for Booker Prize.

‘War, politics, magic, science, individual lives and cosmic destinies are all here... shaped and assembled into a narrative of tremendous pace by a man with a generous, precise intelligence. I am completely enchanted.’ –
The New York Times Book Review. 
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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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The Boy With The U.S. Fisheries - Francis Rolt-Wheeler

1912 - Lothrop, Boston - First edition, first printing
‘Just as to save life is greater than to destroy it, so is the true savior of the seas the Fisheries craft, not the battleship...’ – From the author’s preface

A handsome copy of this entertaining and informative story of the life, adventures and perils of commercial fisherman in America during the early twentieth century, and based on first hand accounts from the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries.

Features fifty-two illustrations, principally photographs taken by the Bureaus of the United States Government.
 
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Duty - With illustrations of Courage Patience and Endurance - Samuel Smiles

1905 - John Murray, London - Early edition (first published 1880)
‘Not once or twice in our rough island story,
The path of Duty was the way to glory’ - Tennyson.

The last in Samuel Smiles’ wise and popular ‘Self-Help’ series, in which ‘
the reader will find, in the following pages, numerous examples given of thee best and bravest men and women in the career of well-doing’. 
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1911 - Cassell & Co., London - First English edition with the N. C. Wyeth illustrations
“Fifteen men on the Dead Man’s Chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”

A timeless Pirate classic, with colour illustrations by N. C. Wyeth, and a map, of course.

Join young Jim Hawkins as he accompanies the dastardly crew of ‘la Hispaniola’, including Long John Silver and his parrot, in pursuit the lost treasure of the infamous Captain Flint. Filled to the brim with mischief, murder and mayhem, the novel remains one of the most popular stories ever written.
 
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