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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill - The Collected Works - The Collected Essays. - Winston Churchill

1973-1976 - Library of Imperial History, London - Centenary Limited Edition of 3000
Thirty eight fine volumes of the definitive and only collected works of one of the century's most important figures. Housed in a rare custom made "Library of Imperial History" display case. Of the planned 3,000 sets, only about 1,700 sets where produced, of which this is number 323.

Including the supplementary ‘
Collected Essays of Sir Winston Churchill’ in four matching volumes, the only collection of Churchill's periodical articles in volume form, containing all the articles the publishers could find that were not picked up in Churchill's books. 
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Old Touraine. The Life and History of the Chateaux of The Loire. - Theodore Andrea Cook

1912 - Rivingtons, London - Sixth Edition [First Edition 1887]
‘But the finest work of art in the whole chateau is the portrait of Cosmo de Medicis when quite young, which hangs on the right hand of the door; it has unfortunately been retouched all round the face in 1827, but is not seriously damaged; the treatment of the armour and lace, the masterly touches in the growth of the hair round the temples, and the magnificent breadth of the style would almost suggest that, did dates allow of it, this picture was the work of Titian.’ - Cook writing on the Château de Cheverny.

A lovely two volume set of Cook’s authoritative work, entertaining, informing, and well illustrated.
 
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1934 - Oxford University Press, London - Fourth Edition
‘Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness,
Some boundless contiguity of shade,
Where rumour of oppression and deceit,
Of unsuccessful or successful war,
Might never reach me more.’

A excellent copy – finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe – of the poetical works of William Cowper, including his poems ‘Epitaph on a Hare’ and ‘The Task’, together with his Olney Hymns and his translations from classical Latin and Greek verses. Edited and with a preface by H.S. Milford.
 
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1913 - Macmillan and Co. Limited, London - First edition with these illustrations
A beautifully bound example of one of the earliest collections of fairy tales from different countries, first published in 1863. With old English tales, such as Jack the Giant-killer and Tom Thumb, as well as German stories from Grimm, French tales of Perrault and Madame d'Aulnoy, and many other delightful and time-honored fairy tales. Stunningly illustrated by Warwick Goble with 32 colour plates. 
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Golf Between Two Wars - Bernard Darwin

1944 - Chatto & Windus, London - First Edition
A finely bound first edition of Darwin’s recollections of the great golf and golfers, champions and championships, covering two of the most interesting decades in the history of the game. The 1920s and ‘30s were a time when, Darwin realised upon reflection, 'almost everything happened'. Illustrated with nineteen black and white photographs.

‘One of Mr. D’s most famous books’ – Joseph S. F. Murdoch,
The Library of Golf.

Golf’s finest scribe, Bernard Darwin, whose grandfather was Charles Darwin, never trained as a journalist. He studied law at Cambridge, but was unhappy as a Barrister. "Once Darwin dipped his toe into golf writing, the reports he produced regularly for The Times of London over a 45 year period and his ruminative essays for the weekly Country Life possessed a quality that no one else has ever approached." –
Herbert Warren Wind. 
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James Braid - Bernard Darwin

1952 - Hodder & Stoughton, London - First Edition
A finely bound first edition of the biography of James Braid (1870-1950), Scottish professional golfer, and one of the 'Great Triumvirate' of British golfers in the early 20th century alongside Harry Vardon and J.H. Taylor. Braid was also a renowned golf course architect sometimes referred to as the inventor of the dogleg. Illustrated with three black and white plates.

A warm and sympathetic biography of this great Scottish golfer, whose influence on the game stemmed from more than just an ability to play it well.’ – Joseph S. F. Murdoch,
The Library of Golf.

Golf’s finest scribe, Bernard Darwin, whose grandfather was Charles Darwin, never trained as a journalist. He studied law at Cambridge, but was unhappy as a Barrister. "Once Darwin dipped his toe into golf writing, the reports he produced regularly for The Times of London over a 45 year period and his ruminative essays for the weekly Country Life possessed a quality that no one else has ever approached”. –
Herbert Warren Wind. 
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The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe, J. B. Watson (illustrator)

1901 - George Routledge and Sons, London - Illustrated Edition
‘I learned to look more upon the bright side of my condition, and less upon the dark side, and to consider what I enjoyed, rather than what I wanted...’

Finely bound and profusely illustrated edition of Robinson Crusoe, with four additional colour plates and 52 black and white illustrations by J. D. Watson.

Storms, shipwrecks, pirates, enslavery, escapes, battles, who could want for more in an adventure? However, this is only the beginning of Robinson Kreutznaer’s story. Once again shipwrecked and castaway, spending years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued. On coming home to poverty, Crusoe decides to journey overland to Brazil (finally realising that sea travel usually results in lengthy detour), encountering further challenges...
 
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Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

1846 - Bradbury & Evans, London - Third Edition, and first in Octavo format.
‘Please, Sir, I want some more.’

‘I saw no reason, when I wrote this book, why the very dregs of life, so long as their speech did not offend the ear, should not serve the purpose of a moral, at least as well as its froth and cream’ - Dickens’ response after he was severely criticized for introducing criminals and prostitutes into the novel.
 
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