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The Tale of Tom Kitten - Beatrix Potter

1907 - Frederick Warne and Co, New York - First American Edition
Once upon a time there were three little kittens, and their names were Mitten, Tom Kitten, and Moppet.
They had dear little fur coats of their own; and they tumbled about the doorstep and played in the dust.

In 1905 Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top, a farm in Lancashire, work began on
Tom Kitten in 1906 and its setting became the Hill Top farmhouse. Illustrations depict the interior of the house and the gardens, paths, and gate at the front of the house.

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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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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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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Howard Pyle’s Book of The American Spirit - Howard Pyle, Merle Johnson, Francis J.Dowd

1923 - Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York - First Edition
‘Pyle furnishes a window into our American past as given by no word historian: wholesome, homely, and full of interest.’

A large and magnificent quarto, illustrated with over two hundred sketches, many full page, and twenty two colour plates by Howard Pyle. Chronicling the main events of American history with charm and eloquence.

As Merle Johnson states in the foreword, ‘the title of this volume was not chosen idly – it was chosen because Howard Pyle pictures
do breathe an American Spirit.’ 
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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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