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Consult Me -

1868 - William Nicholson and Sons, Halifax - First Edition
A nice example of this fabulous compendium of all things, the title being so long that we have used the condensed version printed on the covers. Few illustrations amongst text.

All listed in alphabetical order, the majority being recipes and medicinal remedies.
 
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General View of the Government and Administration of Siam, 1926 -

1926 - Times Press Limited, Bangkok - First Editions
A finely bound collection of these fourteen detailed works on Siam, published in Bangkok. Illustrated throughout with a multitude of photographic plates, maps and diagrams. A fascinating and exhaustive work, detailing all aspects of life in Siam.

The titles included are:-
1. General View of the Government and Administration of Siam.
2. Guide Book to Chief Monuments of Bangkok, Bang Pa-in, Ayudhya and Lopburi, with an Introduction on Siamese History and Religion.
3. Public Health and Philanthropic Institutions in Siam.
4. Education in Siam.
5. Resources.
6. Siam Natural features.
7. The Forests of Siam.
8. The Rice Industry of Siam.
9. Irrigation in Siam.
10. Lac Cultivation and Trade in Siam.
11. Mining in Siam.
12. Aquatic Resources and Fisheries of Siam.
13. Aviation in Siam.
14. Co-operative Movement in Siam.
 
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1936 - Longmans, London. New York. Toronto - First Edition
First edition of this essential and classic Jazz autobiography. Complete with the ten fold-out portraits and accompanying musical scores, which are usually found missing, portraits include Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Bud Freeman, Joe Venut,i Claud Hopkins, etc. Together with three black and white full page photographs.

Additional photographs tipped on to front endpapers, and housed in a rather nice later illustrated cover.
 
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RESERVED - The Handmaid’s Tale - Signed - Margaret Atwood

1985 - McClelland and Stewart, Toronto - First Edition
A fine and signed first edition of Atwood’s best known work.

‘It has been banned in schools, made into a film and an opera, and the title has become shorthand for repressive regimes against women.’
– The Guardian

Never out of print since it was first published in 1985, Atwood’s dystopian feminist novel is set in a futuristic America, where pollution and disease have rendered most of the population infertile, and the few women who can still reproduce are trained as ‘handmaids’ – sent to serve the wealthy and powerful by bearing them children.
 
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The Theory and Practice of Cricket, from its Origin to the Present Time: With Critical and Explanatory Notes Upon the Laws of the Game - Charles Box

1868 - Frederick Warne & Co., London - First Edition
A superb example of this scarce early work on Cricket.

Topics include Shakespeare's knowledge of the game, One arm v One Leg matches,the formation of the Marylebone Cricket Club Club, Gentlemen v Players, the treble seamed ball, a cricket song, averages, and rules of the game, etc etc.

Early cricket matches covered include the 1773 Surrey v Kent game.
 
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Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury

1962 - Simon and Schuster, New York - First Edition, First printing
A superior First Edition, First printing of Bradbury’s sinister and influential masterpiece. Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show is here...

‘Drenched in darkness, every character a slice of night.’ – David Barnett,
The Guardian, 2012.

‘One of those books about childhood that adults should take down once in a while... not just to give to their own children, but in order to touch base again themselves with childhood’s brighter perspectives and darker dreams.’ – Stephen King.
 
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Factotum - Charles Bukowski

1975 - Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara - First Trade Edition
Scarce hardcover edition of Bukowski's second novel. One of 750 copies, designed by Barbara Martin.

Anyone who can go through so many jobs and so much shit in such a short period of time and still write like this is, well... Bukowski.

When you drank the world was still out there, but for the moment it didn’t have you by the throat.’

‘Chronologically a prequel to Post Office, it tells the story of a younger Henry Chinaski, as he drifts between towns, jobs, bars, lowlife lodging houses, and loose women, having being rejected from the World War II army draft. His only love is his writing, but even that is continually rejected. The classic Bukowski mix of tough prose and wry humor is worked to virtual perfection in this novel.’ –
Bukowski Drank Me Dry - 6 best novels. 
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1934 - Kelly & Walsh, Shanghai - First Edition
Describing the visit of Mr.Pim to Peking, where he meets with his colleague Mr Wu, and together they tour the wonderful city that is 1930’s Peking. As a gift to someone who is moving to China or has recently visited this is hard to beat. Things may have changed slightly though. This copy with a large and wonderful looking European gift inscription dated 1936, which awaits translation.

A large format book (38 x 27cm) beautifully illustrated throughout by Friedrich Schiff with a mixture of black and white or colour sketches, photographs taken by Catleen with her Roliflex camera, with colour applied and a full page hand sketched colour map.
 
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