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The Complete Lawn Tennis Player - A. Wallis Myers

1921 - Methuen & Co. Ltd., London - Fifth Edition [First 1908]
With 90 illustrations, including many special action-photographs.

A classic work with fabulous photographic plates. This copy in the extremely scarce dust jacket.
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Price HK$ 1,000

The Manufacture of Spirit, as conducted at the various distilleries of the United Kingdom - Joseph Alfred Nettleton

1893 - Marcus Ward & Co. Limited, London - First Edition
An extremely rare first edition of Nettleton’s famous treatise, noted as one of the early classic books on Whisky, illustrated with fifty plates, from engravings and woodcuts. Considered the most important technical reference work ever published on the subject.

There were very few books published on Whisky up until the 1970’s, and this work is the cornerstone of any collection. It was republished in 1913 with the more appropriate title The Manufacture of Whisky and Plain Spirit and a 300 copy private press facsimile edition was released in 2009. 
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De Arte Bibendi, Arte Jocandi, Artis Amandi, Dansandi; Meretricum fides: aliaque faceta. - Vincentius (Vincent) Obsopoeus ( Heydnecker )

1648 - Typographia Rediviva, Leiden
Contemporarily bound example of this little Rake’s Vade Mecum, containing all a 17th century gentleman about town needed to know.

Beginning with Obsopoeus’ ‘Drinking without getting drunk’, and continuing with numerous important texts such as ‘Practising the Art of Love’, ‘The Art of Amusing Conversation’, ‘Faithful lovers of harlots’; ‘Elogy of a Drunkard’, ‘Rules of Dancing’, and an essay titled ‘Fornicators, gamblers and drunkards have the worst problems: Explained’.

‘This volume, rare and beautifully produced, from the presses of Abraham Commelin, whose mark is on the title page.’ -
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So This Is Jazz - Henry O. Osgood

1926 - Little, Boston - First Edition
‘Jazz! The word is new and different, just as the thing itself.’

‘... the first book-length effort to define the nature and scope of jazz’
– Jeffrey Magee

A bright copy of the this important musical historiography, considered the first American book on jazz.

Osgood writes chapters on jazz vocalists, piano jazz, and the jazz orchestra, together with portraits of some of the leading jazz musicians and composers of the time, including Paul Whiteman, Ferdie Grofé, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Vincent Lopez, among others.
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Le Jazz Hot - Hugues Panassié

1934 - Editions R.-A. Corrêa, Paris - First Edition
‘As a lover of Hot Music as well as a player, I take great pleasure in introducing a book on Hot Music which is written by that wonderful little critic on Hot Music, Mr Hugues Parnassié’ – Louis Armstrong, from his introduction

A bright copy of one of the earliest and most important works on jazz, written by the founder of the Hot Club de Paris, Hugues Parnassié, at the age of just twenty-two, and presented here with the rare orange wrap around band.

Wonderfully illustrated with colour frontispiece by Roger Chastel and 10 black and white photographs of prominent jazz musicians, including Louis Armstrong, Colman Hawkins, and Duke Ellington. Text in French, with Armstrong’s introduction in French and English. Index features an impressive 58-page list of ‘disques hot’.
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Mammy Lou's Cook Book - SIGNED - Betty Benton Patterson

1931 - Robert M. McBride & Company, New York - First Edition
Mammy Lou's cook book had to be written, for Mammy Lou is a composite characterisation of all the negro mammies we have known, loved, and lost awhile.’

Signed by the author, 'Cordially - Betty Benton Patterson' on front endpaper. Patterson was a local Houston food writer, whose collection of recipes for meals from the 'old south', and based on her regular newspaper column, bestowed more recognition on African American cooks than any other cook book writer of the era.
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Johnson Over Jordan - The Play. And All About It (An Essay) - J. B. Priestley

1939 - William Heinemann Ltd, London - First Edition
‘J.B. Priestley is one of our literary icons of the 20th Century. And it is time that we all became re-acquainted with his genius’ – Dame Judi Dench

A smartly bound copy of J.B. Priestley’s ‘adventure in theatre’,
Johnson Over Jordan – the story of ‘everyman’ Robert Johnson who attempts to make sense of a life half lived – was the play he considered his finest and most ambitious achievement. Also features an essay by Priestly on the writing of the play and its origins, and the critical reception of the stage production.

Illustrated with 8 full page black and white photographic plates of the original 1939 stage production, which starred Ralph Richardson and featured a musical score by Benjamin Britten.

With a black and white photographic portrait of the playwright tipped in to front endpaper and the front panel of the original dust jacket laid in.
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1999 - Genesis Publications, Guildford - Limited Edition, Number 1233 of 1750 copies
A fine example of this Genesis ‘Hall of Fame’ title – now fully subscribed – which brings together photographer Michael Putland’s archive documents of the 1970s and chronicles in remarkable detail the decade many consider to be the most interesting in The Rolling Stones’ history. Signed by Putland on the limitation page and featuring a foreword by Stones’ guitarist Mick Taylor.

Putland was invited by the Stones’ to be the band’s official tour photographer just prior to their 1972 world tour, a position Putland happily accepted. His physical closeness to the Stones – he was often only feet away from them on stage – resulted in a wealth of memorable images, all brilliantly compiled in this exquisitely produced volume.

This incredible anthology of images, rarely published and never exhibited, includes shots of Mick Taylor in the line up, the
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll video shoot, the arrival of Ronnie Wood, the first pictures of Keith after his Toronto drug bust, backstage at the Palladium, and the fantastic 100 Club gig. It also captures the band alongside other legendary musicians, including Paul McCartney, Billy Preston (Apple Records), Bob Marley, Peter Tosh (The Wailers), Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Eric Clapton, Ian McLagan (Small Faces) and Van Morrison. 
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