1930 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - First Edition
‘America has two types of cowboy, the synthetic and the real.’

A fine copy of a scarce N.C. Wyeth title, Rollins’ adventurous portrait of the real cowboys of the American west, it features Wyeth’s colour cover insert, illustrated endpapers, and four full-page colour plates.
 
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The Pathfinder - or - The Inward Sea - James Fenimore Cooper

1903 - Macmillan and Co., London
The third in the series of Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales. Cooper takes his main character, here called the Pathfinder (Natty Bumppo) and examines his role as an explorer for British Colonial forces in the forests and islands around the Great Lakes. The story is a classic historical adventure romance and Bumppo falls in love, for the first and only time in the five novels, only to see his choice fall in love with another man - a younger man and good friend of Natty's. Probably the best of the five novels. [Whiting].

With illustrations by C.E. Brock.
 
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The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe, J. B. Watson (illustrator)

1901 - George Routledge and Sons, London - Illustrated Edition
‘I learned to look more upon the bright side of my condition, and less upon the dark side, and to consider what I enjoyed, rather than what I wanted...’

Finely bound and profusely illustrated edition of Robinson Crusoe, with four additional colour plates and 52 black and white illustrations by J. D. Watson.

Storms, shipwrecks, pirates, enslavery, escapes, battles, who could want for more in an adventure? However, this is only the beginning of Robinson Kreutznaer’s story. Once again shipwrecked and castaway, spending years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued. On coming home to poverty, Crusoe decides to journey overland to Brazil (finally realising that sea travel usually results in lengthy detour), encountering further challenges...
 
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The Jungle Book – with – The Second Jungle Book. - Rudyard Kipling, J. Lockwood Kipling, W. H. Drake, and P. Frenzery (illustrators)

1894 - Macmillan & Co., London - First Editions, First Printings
A superb and elegantly bound set of Kipling’s classic collection of short stories, best-known being the three tales revolving around the adventures of the abandoned 'man cub' Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle.

Kipling’s genius as a story teller shines, eloquently weaving morals together with his subtle, multilayered characters to produce some of the most well loved stories of childhood fantasy such as '
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi', the story of a heroic mongoose, 'Toomai of the Elephants', the tale of a young elephant-handler, and Kotick the ‘White Seal’.

Beautifully illustrated throughout, mostly by Kipling’s father John Lockwood Kipling.
 
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Gulliver’s Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. With a Memoir of the Author. - Jonathan Swift

1864 - S. O. Beeton , London - Illustrated Edition
‘Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.’

A finely bound edition from one of the world’s best satirists, profusely illustrated with colour coloured chromolithographic frontispiece and illustrated title page and over 300 black and white engravings by W. L. Thomas from drawings by J. G. Thomson.

An iconic and surrealist narrative, and a savage parody on man and his institutions. On publication it was described in a letter from English poet John Gay to Swift as being
‘universally read, from the cabinet council to the nursery’ 
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) - Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]

1885 - Charles L. Webster, New York - First Edition, first printing, in earliest state.
‘We catched fish and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness. It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big, still river, laying on our backs looking up at the stars, and we didn't ever feel like talking loud, and it warn't often that we laughed—only a little kind of a low chuckle. We had mighty good weather as a general thing, and nothing ever happened to us at all—that night, nor the next, nor the next.’

A rare and superb near fine first edition, first print run, earliest state of a quintessential classic of 19th century American literature. Double frontispiece (including portrait), with tissue-guard, and numerous wood engravings throughout.

Housed in custom clamshell case of green cloth.
 
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The Wonderful Adventures of Paul Bunyan - Louis Untermeyer [retold by], Everett Gee Jackson (illustrator)

1945 - The Limited Editions Club, New York - Number 736 of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator
The character of Paul Bunyan originated in folk tales circulated among lumberjacks in the Northeastern United States of America and eastern Canada, first appearing in print in a story published by Northern Michigan journalist James MacGillivray in 1906. A larger-than-life folk hero who embodies frontier vitality. He is a symbol of might, the willingness to work hard, and the resolve to overcome all obstacles.

This limited edition is wonderfully Illustrated with full page colour plates by Everett Gee Jackson, and housed in original slipcase and chemise.
 
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