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THE RAILWAY DETECTIVE., Marston, Edward.
1 Marston, Edward. THE RAILWAY DETECTIVE.
Allison & Busby, London, 2004, reprint. 
261 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0749006331 "London, 1851. The London to Birmingham mail train is robbed and derailed, injuring the driver and others aboard. With the opening of the Great Exhibition at hand, interest is mo unting in the engineering triumphs of the railways, but not everyone feels like celebrating. Planned with military precision, this crime challenges the new Police Force to its limits and leads Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck to discover a ta n g l e d web of murder, blackmail and destruction. As the momentum gains pace, Colbeck closes in on the criminal masterminds. But just as the police begin to think the villains are within their grasp, events take an unexpected turn - Madeleine An dr ew s, t he beautiful daughter of the injured train driver, becomes an unwilling pawn in the criminals' game. In a final race against time, good and evil, new and old, are pitted against each other. But will the long arm of the law be quick eno ugh ? (Th is) is an action-packed dip into murky 1850s London. Full of historical detail, unexpected twists and memorable characters, (it) is a mystery that will surprise you at every turn." Remainder mark on bottom of text block - migrates sligh tly in to p age margin. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling and rubbing, remainder mark on bottom edge of flaps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Matthews, John. Foreword by Mildred Leake Day. GAWAIN: KNIGHT OF THE GODDESS. RESTORING AN ARCHETYPE.
Wellingborough Aquarian Press 1990 085030783X / 9780850307832 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
208 pp, 9 1/2" H. "Gawain was once the most important knight at Arthur's court, a shining example of all that was best in chivalry at the time. However, as the popularity of the Arthurian romances grew the character of Gawain diminished, leaving him represented as a villain rather than as Champion of the Goddess. How this transformation came about, and the reasons why, are explored here. In this deeply researched volume (Matthews) examines all the known texts relating to Gawain, beginning with early Celtic references and working through the Latin romances and the vivid stories of the Middle Ages, including the famous 'Morte d'Arthur' of Sir Thomas Malory. From these texts the author has rediscovered the original Gawain - a figure of great mythical, magical and historical importance. Gawain's many adventures and several identities are studied in detail, providing a completely fresh and exciting appraisal of the texts in question, and this works adds considerably to our understanding of the Arthurian cycle and Gawain's part in it. It also contains a thorough investigation of the actual site of the famous 'Green Chapel' and the first English translation of the fragmentary medieval text 'The Childhood of Gawain'." Minor wrinkle at top of spine, light browning to edges of text block - migrates into page margins, light remainder mark on bottom of text block, previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper, very small printing ink stain in margin of page 169. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has some light wrinkling at top edge, very light rubbing and faint line indents on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SPRING, 1953.  VOL. XXXI.  NO. 125., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (L.E. Buckell, Major G. Tylden, Major P. Young, W.Y. Carman, Dr. F. Herrmann, C.C.P. Lawson, Major J.H. Busby, C.T. Atkinson, S.H. Ward, Major N.P. Dawnay, G.O. Rickword, Captain D.C. Anderson, Captain R.A. Ingham Clark, et al.)
3 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (L.E. Buckell, Major G. Tylden, Major P. Young, W.Y. Carman, Dr. F. Herrmann, C.C.P. Lawson, Major J.H. Busby, C.T. Atkinson, S.H. Ward, Major N.P. Dawnay, G.O. Rickword, Captain D.C. Anderson, Captain R.A. Ingham Clark, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SPRING, 1953. VOL. XXXI. NO. 125.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1953. 
46 pp, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 6 pages sepiatone illustrations, 1 map. Contents include: The Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry, 1846; Inhlobane Mountain and Kambula, Zululand, 28th/29th March, 1879; The Prince of Wales's Regiment of Horse, 1642-46; Infantry Uniforms of the King's German Legion; Three Eighteenth-Century Portraits; Local Military Forces in Hertfordshire, 1793-1814; Minorca and the Navy in 1799; 23rd and 88th Foot, c. 1833; The Rifle Brigade, c. 1833 / Notes: A r m y C h a p l ains; The Ceylon Regiments, 1796 to 1874; Commissions and Warrants; 125th (or Loyal Stamford Volunteers) Regiment of Foot, 1794; Badges of the Household Cavalry; etc. / Questions; Replies (Metal Arm-Badges, Cavalry Regiments; Regime nt al B a dg es ; et c) . Museum Supplement No. 15 (Spring, 1953) laid in. Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue nu mbe r w rit te n i n i nk on sp ine, two tiny edge tears, two very tiny stains on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
EVER FAITHFUL: A HISTORY OF ST JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH 1832-2007., Stephenson, Joyce A.
4 Stephenson, Joyce A. EVER FAITHFUL: A HISTORY OF ST JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH 1832-2007.
Self-published, Oakville, 2007. 
305 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. A history of St John's United Church, Oakville, Ontario, but touching also on the town and its people. Interior - small area of minor waviness d ue to dampness in middle of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - area of surface paper loss on front cover due to light stain removal, mior stain on front cover, minor edge wear. Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
5 Wilson, Ernest L. A HISTORY OF ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH, 1832-1972.

74 pp, small 8vo, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photos. The history of St. John's United Church, Oakville, Ontario, including some background history of the town and of its people. Interior - very minor rust on staples, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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