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Maskee - A Shanghai Sketchbook by Schiff - Signed - Friedrich Schiff

1938 CircaShanghai - Number A191 of an unspecified Limited Edition
Fabulously Shanghai Art-Deco 15 foot long accordion folio in original silk covers, folding out to show 21 illustrated panels each hand-coloured by Schiff. Each panel depicting a view of 1930’s expatriate life in Shanghai through the unique eyes of Schiff. More a folio of art-deco artwork than a book, although many of the panels include amusing comments and rhymes for example:

Miss Shanghai
Me No Worry– Me No Care!
Me Go Marry Millionaire!
If He Die – Me No Cry!
Me Go Marry Other Guy!!

Signed to the first panel by Friedrich Schiff (1908-68), an Austrian Jewish artist who moved to Shanghai in 1930 after an invite to visit from a cousin and lived there for 17 years. He had worked as a newspaper cartoonist in Vienna and continued this line of work in Shanghai, soon becoming famous for his amusing caricatures of the city's inhabitants. Prolific, Schiff’s cartoons appeared in books, newspapers, magazines and advertisements throughout China and the Far East, and collaborations with Ellen Thorbecke (
Peking Studies; People in China; Hong Kong; and Shanghai). 
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More Scraps - with - Watteau Revisited - Ronald Searle

2008 - Inky Parrot Press, Oxford - Number 65 of 246 Limited Copies
A fine, limited edition two volume set, in original cloth slipcase, of Ronald Searle’s wonderful sketches, and signed by him on the limitation page of More Scraps.

More Scraps collects together a delightful selection of Searle’s previously unpublished sketches and drawings, with a foreword by Ippei Ito and an afterword by Ben Shahn and Groucho Marx. Presented with Watteau Revisited, a series of previously unpublished sketches that Searle created in 1974, when was working on a medallion design for the French Mint. The drawings were later exhibited in 1977, as part of the exhibition ‘Péleringe a Watteau’ at the Hotel de la Monnaie. 
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1926 - William Heinemann Ltd., London - Number 302 of 520 limited copies signed by Arthur Rackham.
The isle is full of noises,
Sounds and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not

A beautiful example of the powerful Rackham illustrated
Tempest, signed by him and containing 21 tipped-in colour plates, including an enchanting extra colour plate of Nymphs ringing the bell, not found in the standard trade edition, and in the very seldom seen original dust jacket.

The limited large quarto edition bound in the publisher’s quarter vellum over cream paper boards, lettered and illustrated in gilt.

Merrily, Merrily shall I live now
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough
 
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Price HK$ 22,000



Scar-Strangled Banger - Ralph Steadman

1988 - Salem House Publishers, Massachusetts - First American Edition
Scar Strangled Banger is one of two books (the other one being America) giving Steadman's view of America in retrospect-sharply satirizing all aspects of 1970’s and 1980’s life in American society, peppered with his sharp, powerful and incredible full-page and double-spread, colour and black & white drawings. 
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New Arabian Nights - Robert Louis Stevenson

1976 - The Limited Editions Club, Connecticut
A bright, handsome edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s earliest collection of stories with illustrations by Clark Hutton.

Originally featured in publications such as the
London Magazine during the 1870s, and first published in book form in 1882. The title is an allusion to the collection of tales, One Thousand an One Nights, stories that Stevenson had previously read and liked.
Although Stevenson’s stories were set in contemporary Europe, he stylistically drew on the nested structure of the Arabian tales in creating his own collection.
 
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1910 - William Heinemann, London - Edition de luxes, each one limited to 1, 150 copies signed by Rackham
A magnificent set of the large deluxe vellum editions.

Wagner’s ‘Trilogy, with a Prelude’, his libretti for
The Ring of Niblung cycle, stunningly illustrated by Arthur Rackham, featuring sixty-four beautiful tipped-in colour plates each with descriptive tissue guards, and twenty-three black and white drawings across two volumes.

Translated from the German into English by Margaret Armour.
 
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Price HK$ 42,000



1931 - George C. Harrap and Co., London - First Thus, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
‘It breathes the very spirit of innocence, purity, and simplicity of the heart. There are many choice old verses interspersed in it; it would sweeten a man's temper at any time to read it’ – Charles Lamb on The Compleat Angler, in his letter to Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

A fine copy of Walton’s beloved celebration of the spirit of fishing, wonderfully illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 12 full page colour plates, including frontispiece, together with several other black and white in-text illustrations. 
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New York - The World Journal Tribune Magazine - Tom Wolfe Kesey

1967New York
Special Issue of the short lived Word Journal Tribune, with the Tom Wolfe article ‘the World of LSD’ which later became The Electric Cool Aid Acid Test. Also includes other articles on such luminaries as the good Doctor Leary. Signed on colour illustrated cover by Kesey & Wolfe. You just can’t find clothes or glasses like these anymore. 
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