The Three Lieutenants, or, Naval Life in the Nineteenth Century - W. H. G. Kingston

1897 - Griffith Farran Browne &, London
Illustrations by Charles J. de Lacy. From the Boys’ Own Favourite Library series. The second novel in Kingstons series which began with ‘The Midshipmen’. A lovely copy in pictorial boardsand gilt edges.

Kingston's reputation was made by these books, that first appeared about 1860, and dealt with an officer's life in the Navy at about that time. By an extraordinary coincidence, the three young men who had met as midshipmen, get postings that enable them to keep their friendships alive when they are lieutenants. Another old friend is Admiral Triton, who, though retired, takes a great interest in their careers.
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1912 - John Lane, London - New Edition
A finely bound, delightful compilation of illustrated poems and verses from beloved children’s author, Robert Louis Stevenson, recalling the joys of his childhood, from sailing boats down a river, to flying through the air on a swing and being tucked into bed for a night of sweet dreams. With stunning art-nouveau illustrations and decorations throughout by Charles Robinson. 
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Price HK$ 5,500