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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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Complete Novels of Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice; Sense and Sensibility; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey and Persuasion - Jane Austen, C. E. Brock, Hugh Thomson (illustrators)

1897-1905 - Macmillan and Co., London
‘I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.'

An elegantly bound five volume set, comprising all of Austen's novels. Beautifully illustrated with two-hundred full page plates by Hugh Thomson and Charles Brock. Each volume with an introduction by Austin Dobson. Presented in a matching bespoke fleece-lined blue cloth-covered slipcase, with duel ribbon pulls.

Affectation of candour is common enough—one meets with it everywhere. But to be candid without ostentation or design—to take the good of everybody's character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad—belongs to you alone.’ 
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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. From the Little White Bird - J. M. Barrie, Arthur Rackham

1912 - Hodder & Stoughton, London - First Thus : Best edition with Rackham’s Illustrations interspersed amongst the text.
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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1930 - Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., London - First Hudson illustrated edition
A finely bound large and magically illustrated edition of Peter Pan.

Do you believe in Fairies?

Gwynedd M. Hudson gorgeous artwork brings both the characters and the text to life, with twenty one full page colour illustrations and numerous additional illustrations and decorations throughout.
 
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The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night - with -Supplemental Nights - Richard F. Burton, Leonard C. Smithers (editor)

1894 - H. S. Nichols & Co., London - The Library Edition
A magnificent twelve volume set of Burton’s outstanding work of translation. ‘As a monument of his Arabic learning and his encyclopaedic knowledge of Eastern life this was his greatest achievement’ [Encyclopaedia Britannica]. The first editions to be published by Nichols and edited by Leonard Smithers, in intricately gilt decorated bindings which present as if they have come fresh from the publisher.

This edition followed on from Lady Burton’s disastrous 1886 abridged six volume edition (without the naughty bits or ‘
Supplemental Nights’) and the original Kamashastra Society of 1885 edition whose facsimile title pages are inserted in their correct places (as Nichols fits the original sixteen volumes into twelve for this set).

‘...But when it was midnight Shahrázád awoke and signalled to her sister Dunyázád who sat up and said, "Allah upon thee, O my sister, recite to us some new story, delightsome and delectable wherewith to while away the waking hours of our latter night." "With joy and goodly gree," answered Shahrázád, "if this pious and auspicious King permit me." "Tell on," quoth the King who chanced to be sleepless and restless and therefore was pleased with the prospect of hearing her story.’ 
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The Commentaries of Caesar, Translated into English. To which is prefixed a Discourse Concerning the Roman Art of War - Caius Julius Caesar, William Duncan

1753 - J. & R. Tonson, London - First Edition
The magnificent folio edition of Cæsar's Commentaries, translated and with preliminary matter by William Duncan, with a superb array of 86 copper-engraved plates including six maps, most double-page.

These include the scarce fold-out "Bull" plate (
The Ursus or Buffalo) and The Battle with Elephants. The other plates include numerous finely engraved battle plates, depictions of the various peoples conquered by Cæsar (Picts, Druids, Gauls, Germans, etc.), maps of the regions occupied, etc.

This is thought by many as the finest edition of Caesar's commentaries in English.
 
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Love's Lovely Counterfeit - James M. Cain

1942 - Alfred A. Knopf, New York - First Edition
A fine first edition in the notoriously delicate dust jacket.

The basis for the 1956 film ‘
Slightly Scarlet’ directed by Allan Dwan and starring John Payne, Rhonda Fleming and Alene Dahl. 
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In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

1965 - Random House, New York - First Edition
The first edition of what is considered by many as Capote’s masterpiece, and one of the most important and influential book of creative non-fiction ever written by an American writer in his time.

‘The publication of
In Cold Blood in 1966 launched Truman Capote firmly into the top rank of American writers, it was - and is - widely heralded as a masterpiece - not only a masterpiece of writing, but as a brilliant insight into the criminal mind.’ - J.J. Maloney.

‘The best documentary account of an American crime ever written.… The book chills the blood and exercises the intelligence… harrowing.’ –
The New York Review of Books. 
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