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The American Girl - Howard Chandler Christy

1906 - Moffat, New York - First Edition
Classic work by one of the great American masters of illustration. A literary and cultural treasure, this tribute to the American girl of the new century is illustrated throughout with 16 colour plates and other illustrations in black and white by artist and journalist Howard Chandler Christy.

The Army Girl, The Socialite Girl, The Golf Girl, The Dancing Girl; they are the girls of turn-of-the-century America that Christy celebrates in their period glory. The American girl ‘has ceased, finally, to be a hothouse flower’. 
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Motoritis or Other Interpretations of the Motor Act - Charles ‘Chas’ Crombie (illustrator)

1906 - Simpkin, London - First Edition
A superb large (38 x 27.5 cm) folio. ‘Motoritis’ contains twelve colour plates of humorous ‘Other Interpretations’ of the newly passed 1904 Motor Car Act. Section 1 of the Act introduced the crime of reckless driving, which Crombie aptly illustrates in the third plate.

Produced for ‘Perrier’ ‘The Champagne of Table Waters’, with additional colour plate advertisement for them, and bottle labels to the verso of each of Crombie’s illustrations.
 
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1999 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition
A fine copy with an original great big red ink cartoon drawing of Gordon Butcher on the half title page, and signed by Ralph Steadman.

The true story of a Suffolk ploughman, Gordon Butcher, who uncovered the greatest treasure ever found in the British Isles. It was Roman silver of unparalleled beauty and value and, not appreciating what he had discovered, Butcher was savagely cheated out of the fortune that should have been his.

 
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1898 - Cassell and Company Limited, London Paris & Melbourne - Dore Illustrated Edition
‘Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.’

A beautifully bound large quarto edition of what many consider to be the first true novel in Western literature, powerfully combined with Gustave Doré’s magnificent illustrations. Consisting of 118 full page plates and numerous in-text engravings.

The windmill-chasing antics of Don Quixote have been delighting readers for over four centuries. Combining revolutionary writing techniques such as realism, intertextuality, and comedy, Miguel De Cervantes’ immortal novel continues to be a bestseller twenty generations after its publication.
 
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A Sleep of Prisoners, A Play - with - The Dark Is Light Enough - Christopher Fry, Ronald Searle (illustrator)

1951 - Geoffrey Cumberlege, London New York Toronto - First Editions
Dark and cold we may be, but this
Is no winter now. The frozen misery
Of centuries breaks, cracks, begins to move;
The thunder is the thunder of the floes,
The thaw, the flood, the upstart Spring.
Thank God our time is now when wrong
Comes up to face us everywhere,
Never to leave us till we take
The longest stride of soul we ever took.
Affairs are now soul size.
The enterprise
Is exploration into God.
Where are you making for? It takes
So many thousand years to wake,
But will you wake for pity's sake!

A highly imaginative, poignant drama about four prisoners of war locked up in a church in enemy territory, together with Fry’s 1954 play
The Dark is Light Enough, his ‘winter comedy’ set during the nineteenth century Hungarian Revolution, and companion play to his earlier works The Lady’s Not for Burning, and Venus Observed. Two volumes in dust jackets illustrated by Ronald Searle. 
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1877 - William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London - Thirteenth Edition
A smartly bound collection of humorous ballads, appropriately illustrated throughout by Alfred Henry Forster [1804-72] aka Alfred Crowquill. 
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Green Willow and other Japanese Fairy Tales - James Grace, Warwick Goble (illustrator)

1910 - Macmillan and Co., London - First Trade Edition
A lovely collection of tales and legends, many of them sourced from the Ko-ji-ki, or Record of Ancient Matters, which contains the mythology of Japan, and beautifully illustrated with 40 tipped-in colour plates by Warwick Goble.

Stories in the collection include ‘Flower of the Peony’, ‘Green Willow’, ‘Tamamo, ‘The Fox Maiden’, ‘The Flute’, ‘The Moon Maiden’, and ‘The Wind in the Pine Tree’, among many others.
 
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Almanack for 1924 - Kate Greenaway

1923 - Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd, London - First Edition
Yellow cloth-backed colour pictorial glazed boards, page edges dark blue. Twenty four panels with colour illustrations by Greenaway, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. 
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Price HK$ 1,100



 
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