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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 copy 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 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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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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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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