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The Christmas Stories: A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. - Charles Dickens

1844 to 1848 - Chapman & Hall [or] Bradbury & Evans, London - Mixed first and early editions
A beautifully bound five volume set of Dickens’ Christmas Stories, fine copies housed in a custom made slipcase. With illustrated title pages, full plate and in-text illustrations throughout.

‘After the success attained with A Christmas Carol in 1843 Dickens continued the series throughout the 1840s, maintaining what he called "the Carol philosophy" to "strike a sledgehammer blow" for the poor, uneducated, and repressed. In typical Dickens fashion he drove his message home with a mixture of humor and good cheer’. - David Purdue.
 
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David Copperfield with illustrations by H. K. Browne - Charles Dickens, H. K. Browne aka ‘Phiz’ (Illustrator)

1850 - Bradbury and Evans, London - First Thus : Single Volume
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.

‘In this book of
David Copperfield, [Dickens] has created creatures who cling to us and tyrannise over us, creatures whom we would not forget if we could, creatures whom we could not forget if we would, creatures who are more actual than the man who made them.’ - G. K. Chesterton.

The story of a boy making his way in the world, and finding himself as a man and as a writer. In the first half, before Dickens's irrepressible storytelling kicks in and the motor of the novel starts to hum with incident, we find him almost meditating on his literary beginnings. The second half displays Dickens at his magnificent, and often uneven, best. There are the characteristic prose arpeggios, the virtuoso similes and metaphors, and the parade of timeless characters: Mr Micawber, Mrs Gummidge, Betsey Trotwood, Barkis, Uriah Heep, Steerforth, Mr Spenlow (of Spenlow and Jorkins) and Miss Mowcher.

Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him. 
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The Edinburgh Book of Scottish Verse 1300-1900 - William Macneile Dixon (editor)

1910 - Meiklejohn and Holden, London - First Edition
A large and comprehensive, finely bound collection of Scottish poetry.

Over 880 pages of poems, followed by
Notes, Glossary, Index of Authors, and an Index of First Lines and Some Titles. 
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The Ballad of Beau Brocade and other Poems of the XVIIIth Century - Austin Dobson, Hugh Thomson (illustrator)

1892 - Kegan Paul, London - Large Paper Edition. Number 30 of 450 copies
‘And of all the knights of the gentle trade
Nobody bolder than Beau Brocade.’

An excellent copy of this 18th century-style ballad, one of Dobson’s most spirited works of verse, handsomely bound by Ramage, and charmingly illustrated with fifty black and white drawings by Hugh Thomson, printed on Japanese vellum.

This collection also includes the poems ‘A Gentleman of the Old School’, ‘A Dead Letter’, ‘The Old Sedan Chair’, ‘The Ladies of St. James’, ‘Molly Trefusis’, and ‘A Chapter on Froissart’.
 
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Middlemarch. A Study of Provincial Life. - George Eliot

1871-1872 - William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London - First Edition
‘One of the few English novels written for grown-up people’ – Virginia Woolf

Set in the 1830s in Middlemarch, a fictional provincial town in England, which was based on the midlands' Coventry. Widely seen as Eliot's greatest work, it is almost unanimously acclaimed as one of the great novels of the Victorian era. 
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Captain Hornblower - C. S. Forester

1939 - Michael Joseph Ltd., London - First Edition
Contains arguably the best three books of the Hornblower Series, and the first three to be published - The Happy Return [Beat to Quarters in the U.S.A.], A Ship Of The Line and Flying Colours. 
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Price HK$ 9,000



The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith - John Forster

1854 - Bradbury and Evans, London - Extra Illustrated Second Edition
An extra illustrated two volume set finely bound by Bayntun of Bath, containing two additional hand-coloured engraved frontispieces, and eighteen engraved plates. 
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1891 - Macmillan and Co., London - First Hugh Thomson Illustrated Edition
A finely bound edition, with a preface by Anne Thackeray Ritchie, and illustrated with over 100 sketches by Hugh Thomson.

First published in 1851 as a serial in the magazine Household Words, which was edited by Charles Dickens. ‘A series of linked sketches of life among the ladies of a quiet country village in the 1830s. The greatest charm of Cranford, which has kept it unfailingly popular, is its amused but loving portrait of the old-fashioned customs and 'elegant economy' of a delicately observed group of middle-aged figures in a landscape’ –
Oxford Companion to English Literature. 
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