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‘ThE ExTRAoRDinARY RAPiDiTYWiTh Which ThiS LATEST PRoDUcT oF ThE RESPLEnDEnT LAnKA hAS GAinED


UnivERSAL FAvoUR iS, oF coURSE, DUE To iS SUPERioRiTY ovER ThE PEKoES AnD SoUchonGS oF oThER coUnTRiES’


60. CAVE, Henry William. Golden Tips. A Description of ceylon and its Great Tea industry. London: Cassell & Company, Limited for Sampson Low, Marston and Company, Limited, 1900.


£250


8vo (214 x 139mm). original white buckram over bevelled boards, dense all- over gilt design of foliage, spine lettered in gilt in 2 panels, all edges gilt, olive- green endpapers; pp. xii, 474, [2 (publisher’s advertisement, imprint on verso)]; half-tone portrait frontispiece retaining tissue guard, map of ‘ceylon Showing Proportion of country under Tea cultivation’, hand-coloured in green, 75 half-tone plates, 22 with illustrations recto- and-verso,


illustrations in the text, some


full-page, majority after


photographs by the author,


decorative


initials; cloth a little rubbed and dulled on


spine and outer parts of boards, corners lightly bumped, slight cracking on hinges and spotting on free endpapers, nonetheless a very good, internally- clean copy in the original binding.


First edition. henry W. cave (1854-1913) travelled to ceylon at the age of eighteen as the secretary of Reginald copleston, the Archbishop of colombo, and there his interest in photography and the island led him to publish a popular series of four titles about ceylon under the collective title Picturesque Ceylon— Colombo and the Kelani Valley (1893), Kandy and Peradeniya (1894), nuwara Eliya and Adam’s Peak (1895), and The Ruined Cities of Ceylon (1897), later collected into one volume — illustrated with his own photographs. Golden Tips was published after the completion of this series, and cave comments in his preface that, ‘a word of reference to my previous works on ceylon is necessary to explain the connection of this book with them. The public has eagerly possessed itself of the first editions of four costly volumes, and from this it may be inferred that the subjects and methods of dealing with them are attractive [...] i have been led by these considerations to adhere to the same plan of illustrating all my descriptions with photographs, so placed that they can at once be seen together with the text to which they refer’ (pp. [v]-vi). however, the emphasis is a little different to that in the earlier, more historical works, as the introductory chapter explains: ‘The great tea industry of ceylon, although an enterprise of recent growth, has become an important item of the world’s commerce. The extraordinary rapidity with which this latest product of the resplendent Lanka has gained universal favour is, of course, due to is superiority over the pekoes and souchongs of other countries. General interest in the island has been quickened to a remarkable extent by its phenomenal success, and those who drink the “cup that cheers” now wish to learn more of the country that produces such an excellent and dainty beverage’ (p.[1]). however, the author does not confine himself simply to tea production, but gives a broader overview of the island, its history, and its peoples and culture, and Golden Tips shared the success of its predecessors, achieving a fourth edition by 1905.


Bitting p. 80; Goonetileke 1715.


61. CHALONER, Len. SIMON, Andre (Introduction). What the vintners Sell. Heath Cranton Limited. 1926.


£198


8vo., original burgundy cloth lettered in black with illustrated dust wrapper. With illustrations by chas. Ledger. Small hole in spine of wrapper with subsequent fading to cloth beneath, wrapper a little browned with a small closed tear, otherwise a very good copy, scarce in dust wrapper.


First edition. With the bookplate of wine writer isaac oelgart. “Read Len chaloner’s book, and you will realize that your wines need never be dull, and that neither your own life nor the lives of your friends will ever be dull if you learn how to buy and enjoy wine”. (Andre Simon introduction). including a chapter on cocktails.


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62. CHAMPAGNE. Jules Bertier & cie. c.1920 £498


330 x 410 mm. Pressed metal advertisement, with hook for hanging. very small patch of wear to bottom right hand corner (5x2 mm), otherwise near fine.


A handsome piece of advertising.


63. CHAPMAN, D.[orothy] M. (author and illustrator). Stories For Jean. London; Transatlantic Arts Limited. [1945].


£298


Landscape 8vo. original lithographed pictorial paper wrappers, stapled as issued, decorated inner covers; pp. [16]; with striking images throughout all printed in offset colour lithography, with the text printed after the original manuscript hand; a fine and exceptional copy; scarce.


First edition. The companion volume to chapman’s Stories for Paul and, if anything, even scarcer. Only 3 copies listed on OCLC/WorldCat (British Library, national Library of Scotland and Danish national Library).


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