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Five Children And It - E. Nesbit

1902 - T. Fisher Unwin, London - First Edition
A magical tale, illustrated by H. R. Millar with forty-six black and white plates.

Cyril, Athena, Robert, Jane, and baby brother, Lamb, are exploring the land around the house their parents have rented for the summer when they find the sandpit. They decide to dig a hole straight through to Australia. Their plan is interrupted when Athena discovers a magical creature hiding in the sand. It is a Psammead, and it can grant wishes.
 
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1906 - Wells Gardner, London - First Edition
The first edition, scarce in such fabulous condition, of Nesbit’s most loved children’s story, the basis for the wonderful 1970 Lionel Jeffries film, and Simon Nye’s 2000 television adaptation (both featuring Jenny Agutter, firstly as Bobby and then as the children’s mother). Illustrated by Charles Brock with twenty black and white plates and illustrated title page.

‘When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station, and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father. Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father's disappearance.’

'Her writing is so light and unforced, her humour so sure and her narrative quality so strong . . . she has given me the most complete satisfaction' – Noël Coward.
 
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The Story of the Treasure Seekers. Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune. - Edith Nesbit, Gordon Brown and Lewis Baumer (illustrators)

1899 - T. Fisher Unwin, London - First Edition
A lovely unrestored and unfoxed first edition of Edith Nesbit’s first book. Illustrated with seventeen full page black and white plates.

When their father's business fails, the six Bastable children decide to restore the family fortunes. But although they think of many ingenious ways to do so, their well meant efforts are either more fun than profitable, or lead to trouble...

The messages intertwined amongst the various adventures make this a book that adults may actually find more entertaining than they expected, especially if read previously as a child.
 
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The Last Cruise of the “Teal” - Leigh Ray (Pseudonym for H. Lewis Jones)

1893 - Digby, London - First Edition
The pleasant cruise of two young men, Two young who set sail on a pleasant cruise from Leigh on sea up the coast of England to Harwich, and then across the North Sea, ends in disaster intrigue and mystery in Eastern Europe...

A popular book of its day, even E. Nesbit used it in one of her own stories. The author and doctor H. Lewis Jones penned this work of fiction under a pseudonym, it was preceded by his book ‘Swin, Swale and Swatchway’ published in 1892.
 
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Price HK$ 1,800