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The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night - with - Supplemental Nights - Richard Burton

1903 - Printed by the Burton Club for Private Subscribers OnlyIllustrated Benares Edition limited to 1, 000 sets
A finely bound and complete seventeen volume set of Burton’s controversial translations which could only be printed privately due to the strict Victorian laws on obscene material. The first of the ‘Burton Club’ editions, profusely illustrated with 114 full page plates on vellum with tissue guards, of which 70 were by Albert Letchford.

‘...But when it was midnight Shahrázád awoke and signalled to her sister Dunyázád who sat up and said, "Allah upon thee, O my sister, recite to us some new story, delightsome and delectable wherewith to while away the waking hours of our latter night." "With joy and goodly gree," answered Shahrázád, "if this pious and auspicious King permit me." "Tell on," quoth the King who chanced to be sleepless and restless and therefore was pleased with the prospect of hearing her story.’ 
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Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell

1949 - Secker & Warburg, London - First Edition
‘BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU’

A finely bound first edition of Orwell's powerful novel of a totalitarian future society, among the most famous and most cited works of dystopian fiction in literature, whose text and terminology has left a profound impression upon the English language.

‘WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.’
 
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Price HK$ 4,000