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Little Women; or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Parts I and II - Louisa M. Alcott

1920 - Little, Boston
Elegantly bound edition of this enduring American children’s coming of age story, with black and white frontispiece illustration.

‘Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth - four "little women" enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England. The charming story of the March sisters, Little Women has been adored by generations. Readers have rooted for Laurie in his pursuit of Jo's hand, cried over little Beth's death, and dreamed of traveling through Europe with old Aunt March and Amy. Future writers have found inspiration in Jo's devotion to her writing. In this simple, enthralling tale, Louisa May Alcott has created four of American literature's most beloved women.’ [Penguin]
 
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Tobacco in Song & Story - John Bain Jr.

1896 - H. M. Caldwell Co, New York - First Edition
Irresistible collection of tobaccanalian anecdotes, songs, essays, and poems, bound in publisher’s suede and housed in the original ‘cigar-box’ case, together with thick silk ‘Perfectos’ book mark.

Illustrated throughout, and rare in such fine condition, even more so in the original and delicate case.
 
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The Gentleman’s Companion: Volume I: Being an Exotic Cookery Book or, Around the World with Knife, Fork and Spoon. Volume II: Being an Exotic Drinking Book or, Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask. - Charles H. Baker Jr.

1946 - Crown Publishers, New York - First Trade Edition
Two volumes of this magnificent compendium, containing anecdotes and recipes by the great bon vivant Charles H. Baker. Housed in the original slipcase. ‘If you ever wondered whose oyster the world is, meet Charles H. Baker, Jr.’ - Esquire.

A grand gastronomic cocktail tour that takes the reader on imaginative flights fueled by drinks like the Vladivostok Virgin, ‘being a risky little heart-warmer from out Frozen Siberia’ or ‘the unpredictable Balloon Cocktail from Calcutta's smartest restaurant, Firpo's.’ How to prepare an Aguacate Cubano, a spine-stiffening matter of Bahama Conchs, or Queen Elizabeth's Roasting Marinade for Saddle of Venison. Part travelogue, part memoir, and part instruction manual for budding bon vivants.

‘it's his prose, not his recipes, that deserves a place in the canon of culinary literature ... at times humorously grandiloquent, at times intimate and familiar, Baker fills his stories with colorful details about his environment and his drinking companions — Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner among them.’ -
Condé Nast. 
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1911 - William Heinemann, London - First English Edition, and First Edition illustrated by Robinson
Mistress Mary, the orphaned expatriate, without ‘Ayah’, arrives at the dark, draughty, gloomy and cold Misselthwaite Manor.

A magical portrayal of reawakened spirits, elegantly bound by Bayntun RIvière, with illustrations by Charles Robinson, including eight coloured plates with captioned tissue guards.
 
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1934 - Kelly & Walsh, Shanghai - First Edition
Describing the visit of Mr.Pim to Peking, where he meets with his colleague Mr Wu, and together they tour the wonderful city that is 1930’s Peking. As a gift to someone who is moving to China or has recently visited this is hard to beat. Things may have changed slightly though.

A large format book (38 x 27cm) beautifully illustrated throughout by Friedrich Schiff with a mixture of black and white or colour sketches, photographs taken by Catleen with her Roliflex camera, with colour applied and a full page hand sketched colour map.

This copy with the front panel of the original dust jacket loosely enclosed.
 
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1819 - Printed for T. M'Lean, London
Four finely bound volumes of what many consider to be the first true novel in Western literature, illustrated with 24 hand-colored engraved plates by John Heaviside Clark.

Inspired by his ever expanding library of books on chivalry, our hero Don Quixote, with his anointed squire Sancho Panza, sets off on his adventures, and the windmill-chasing antics of Don Quixote have continued to delight for over four centuries.
 
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1932 - Garden City Publishing Co., Garden City - First Edition illustrated by the Petershams
A finely bound edition of Carlo Collodi’s tale of woodcarver Gepetto and his mischievous puppet Pinocchio who longs to become a real boy, and whose nose grows and grows every time he tells a lie.

Illustrated with four colour plates by Maud and Miska Petersham.
 
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Old Waldorf Bar Days - Albert Stevens Crockett

1931 - Aventine Press, New York - First Edition
‘If you knew your Fifth Avenue and your caviar…
you would know that when I speak of the greatest and most famous exponent of the American School of Drinking,
I can mean no other place than, the old Waldorf Bar.’

A scarce fine first edition of Crockett’s colourful history of the Waldorf Bar and accompanying drink manual. One of the most quoted sources of cocktail recipes. Illustrated throughout by Leighton Budd.

Crockett’s lively anecdotal history, including the antics of Buffalo Bill Cody and Bat Masterson, among others who were regulars at the bar, is accompanied by his manual of cocktails, which he ‘arranged alphabetically, and in two classes. The cocktails have been set down in one list and the others, which might be classed as ‘beverages,’ have been termed ‘Fancy Potations and Otherwise’.
 
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