1934 - Oxford University Press, London - Fourth Edition
‘Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness,
Some boundless contiguity of shade,
Where rumour of oppression and deceit,
Of unsuccessful or successful war,
Might never reach me more.’

A excellent copy – finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe – of the poetical works of William Cowper, including his poems ‘Epitaph on a Hare’ and ‘The Task’, together with his Olney Hymns and his translations from classical Latin and Greek verses. Edited and with a preface by H.S. Milford.
 
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Price HK$ 1,600



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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Price HK$ 2,800