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The Parallel Bible -

1886 - Henry Frowde, London
A large and finely bound 19th century edition of the Old and New Testament bible, with text in parallel columns. 
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Price HK$ 5,000



The Maker of Fairy Tales - with - Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen, Fritz Kredel (illustrator)

1942 - The Limited Editions Club, New York - First Kredel Edition, Limited to 1500 copies, of which this is no. 294, signed by Jean Hersholt and Fritz Kredel
A sumptuous two volume collection, containing twenty nine of Andersen’s beloved fairy tales, including such favourites as The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea, and The Emperor’s New Clothes, together with Denmark's Ugly Duckling - the story of Hans Christian Andersen.

The
Thirteen Stories by Andersen, and correspondence offering a fascinating insight into his life, thoughts and career.

Beautifully bound by Bayntun-Riviere, and illustrated by Fritz Kredel with hand-coloured drawings and sketches.
 
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Price HK$ 19,000



Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. From the Little White Bird - J. M. Barrie, Arthur Rackham

1912 - Hodder &, London - First Thus : Best edition with Rackham&rsquo
Large and finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, and with 50 delightful illustrations by Rackham who 'seems to have dropped out of some cloud in Mr. Barrie’s fairyland, sent by a special providence to make pictures in tune to his genius' - Pall Mall Gazette.

In
Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens, Peter, not wanting to grow up, spent his time amongst the enchanted birds, trees, animals, and magical folk of the park, he also meets and falls in love with a little girl named Maimie Mannering. Peter and Maimie were developed by Barrie into the slightly older Peter Pan and Wendy, for the play Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.

‘The still air is filled with the ringing of hundreds of little fairy bells,
but the sweetest sound of all,
is the fluting of Peter Pan’s pipes as he calls to the spring to make haste,
because with the spring comes Wendy.'
 
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Advice from a Lady of Quality to her Children, in the Last Stage of a Lingering Illness, In a Series of Evening-Conferences on the Most Interesting Subjects. Translated from the French [by Samuel Glasse]. - Louis-Antoine Caraccioli

1778 - Glocester: Printed by R. Raikes and Sold by J. F. and C. RivingtonFirst edition in English
A rare first edition of this 18th century ‘Tuesdays With Morrie

A popular courtesy book written in a series of ‘conferences’ in the place of chapters. These include Virtue, Pride, Generosity, Female Conduct, Friendship, Love of Truth, Brotherly Love, Study, Pleasure, Ambition, Vanity, Relative Duty, Patriotism, Social Duties.

Unlike most courtesy books, Caraccioli's has the semblance of a plot and reads somewhat like a novel, which ends with the death of the main character. Advice from a Lady went through numerous editions in England and America.
 
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Edmund Dulac's Picture-Book for the French Red Cross - Edmund Dulac

1915 - Published for The Daily Telegraph by Hodder and Stoughton, London. New York. Toronto - First Edition
A sumptuously bound first edition of this magically illustrated compilation of fairy tales, with nineteen full-page tipped-in colour plates, together with a tipped-in black and white portrait of Dulac.

Presenting seventeen fairy tales, poems and songs including –
Sinbad the Sailor, the Three Kings of Orient, The Lady Badoura, The Story of the Bird Feng, The Real Princess, My Lisette, The Nightingale, Cinderella, Aucassin and Nicolette, Blue Beard, and Jusef and Asenath. 
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The Sleeping Beauty - together with - Cinderella. - C. S. Evans, Arthur Rackham (illustrator)

1919 - William Heinemann, London - First Rackham Illustrated Editions
Once upon a time...

A large brace of Arthur Rackham’s only magical silhouette illustrated titles. Two large volumes in their original covers, the decorations and silhouette illustrations are in both black and white and in colour, adding a simple yet mystical air to these two classical fairy tales. 
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Price HK$ 6,000



Princess Badoura. A Tale from the Arabian Nights - Laurence Housman, Edmund Dulac (Illustrator)

1913 - Hodder and Stoughton, London - First Trade Edition
A lovely first edition of the History of Badoura, Princess of China, and of Camaralzaman, The Island Prince.

In publishers original white cloth elaborately decorated in gilt and pastel green, with matching endpapers and top edge, the white usually prone to staining and gilt to rubbing, none of which is apparent in this copy.

Wonderfully illustrated by Edmund Dulac with ten full-page tipped-in colour plates, each with captioned paper guards.

Here Dulac equals, and perhaps excels, his Edwardian rival Arthur Rackham with his delicately worked, beautiful, otherworldly arabesques of old Persia.
 
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The Story of Ferdinand - Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (illustrator)

1936 - The Viking Press, New York - First Edition
A superior first edition of this high point in 20th century children's literature, in a better than usually encountered first issue dust jacket.

Ferdinand, the Bull who preferred to smell the flowers, quickly became popular, striking a chord of anti-fight in a world infected by war. Banned by Franco and burned in Nazi Germany. Translated into over 60 languages and made into an Oscar winning animated film by Disney in 1938.

Once upon a time in Spain there was a little bull and his name was Ferdinand. 
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Price HK$ 56,000



 
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