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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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Price HK$ 1,200



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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Price HK$ 900



Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling

1999 - Bloomsbury, London - First Edition, First Issue
A scarce and fine first edition, first issue of J. K. Rowling’s third book in the Harry Potter series, in the correct dust jacket.

Winner of the Whitbread Prize (Children's Book of the Year). Hugo Novel Award 2000. Listed in BBC's Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003].

There were three issues of the first edition. The first issue states '
Copyright Joanne Rowling' on the copyright page, whereas the second issue is amended to 'J.K Rowling'. The first issue also has a misaligned text block on page 7 'burnt (drop a line) so much', which is corrected in the subsequent issues. The publisher says that the errors were spotted early during the print run and amended. The dust jacket also has the correct measurements of 485 mm width (the dust jacket for the third issue was 5 mm shorter). The vast majority of the first edition are second or third issue. 
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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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1932 - Garden City Publishing Company, New York
“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 Edmund Dulac. 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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Price HK$ 800



2010 - Puffin Books, London - Number 538 of 1000 limited copies
“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, one of 1,000 copies specially designed by architect and sculptor Frank Gehry, who chose this as his favourite children’s book. Produced to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Puffin Books, and housed in a clear perspex case.

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, wild beasts and deadly savages,
Treasure Island remains one of the most popular stories ever written. 
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Price HK$ 2,200



 
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