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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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Dombey and Son - Charles Dickens

Circa 1860 - Chapman and Hall (printed by Bradbury, London - Early Edition (first published 1848)
A nice early example of Dombey and Son,in publisher’s olive green cloth, illustrated with engraved frontispiece, title page vignette, and 37 (of 38) plates by H. K. Browne (pen name, ‘Phiz’).

‘Dombey and Son
is both a firm and a family and the ambiguous connection between public and private life lies at the heart of Dickens' novel. Paul Dombey is a man who runs his domestic affairs as he runs his business: calculatingly, callously, coldly and commercially.

Through his dysfunctional relationships with his son, his two wives, and his neglected daughter Florence, Dickens paints a vivid picture of the limitations of a society dominated by commercial values and the drive for profit and explores the possibility of moral and emotional redemption through familial love.’

[introduction from a later
Penguin Classics edition] 
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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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Out of Africa - Isak Dinesen

1938 - Random House, New York - First American Edition
I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills….

A stunning copy of what Truman Capote called ‘one of the most beautiful books of the 20th century’.

Karen Blixen’s poignant account of her life on a coffee plantation in Kenya, and the basis for the memorable film, starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.
 
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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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Our American Adventure [&] Our Second American Adventure - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1923 1924 - Doran / Little, New York / Boston - First American Edition
Two volumes. The accounts of Doyle's two American tours investigating and speaking on matters of Spiritualism. Illustrated with black and white photographs.

We live in the time of dawn, and year by year the overwhelming importance of this psychic question is forcing itself upon the public attention 
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Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha - SIGNED - Roddy Doyle

1993 - Secker & Warburg, London - First Edition
A first edition of Roddy Doyle’s 1993 Booker Prize winning work, without the usual fading to the spine, and signed by him on the title page.

Set in a working-class Irish town in 1968, this candid picture of life in a fictional north Dublin suburb is related by bright and sensitive 10-year-old Paddy Clarke who, together with his best friend Kevin, are part of a neighbourhood gang that sets fires in vacant buildings, routinely teases younger children, and plays in forbidden places. Told in a bold, infantile style of narration, Doyle conveys the activities, taboos, ceremonies and often daring glee and distorted sense of the world, as viewed by boys verging on adolescence.
 
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