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BABAYAGA., Barlow, Toby.
1 Barlow, Toby. BABAYAGA.
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2013 0374107874 / 9780374107871 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dust jacket art by Matt Buck. 
383 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Paris, 1959" The City of Light is the center of the universe. Expats flock to exercise their loftiest ambitions and most libertine fantasies, and maybe dabble in a bit of Cold War spycraft along the way. Refugees from the East - a few babayagas among them - arrive to start their lives anew. The world's greatest city is as cosmopolitan and alive as it's ever been. Will is just another young American seeking his fortune in Paris - except that the ad agency that employs him is a front for the CIA. He's been in the city a few years now and is beginning to sense that his time is up - and he still hasn't figured out Parisian girls. Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering 'les boulevards', sad-eyed, coming off a bad breakup. In fact, she impaled her ex on a spike. Zoya, it turns out, has been a beautiful young woman for hundreds of years; she and her far more traditionally witchy companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed amid the bloody froth of Europe's wars. Inspector Vidot is a hardworking Paris police detective who cherishes quiet nights at home. But when he follows a lead from a grisly murder to the warren of a frightened old woman, he undergoes a radical transformation. Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to Paris to start a literary journal with the help of some friends, who ask only a few discreet favors in return. When a few of his dodgier acquaintances start dropping dead, he realizes he's in well over his head, though he remains fairly confident that it's nothing a well-made cocktail can't fix. A few chance encounters, a bit of romantic chemistry, a chorus of angry ghosts, a strung-out jazzman or three, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the catacombs - those are approximately half the ingredients of 'Babayaga'. But then there's something even more unexpected that Toby Barlow has smuggled in, too: a daring, moving exploration of love and morality." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom of rear hinge, small blank label across barcode. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Britton, Helen E. THE WINDS OF FORTUNE.
Hamilton Primavera Press 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Inscribed By Author
359 pp, 9" H. Inscribed on title page: "Best Wishes / Helen E. Britton". "Set in Eastern Ontario, the story has a prologue set in the atmosphere of a village at a time just before the First World War and opens in a town, Rossac, on the St. Lawrence River, following the interlinking lives of characters from the end of the Second World War through the 1950s and into the 'new morality' of the late 1960s and the present decade (1970s). Idyllic love stories, loneliness, the machinations of frustrated passions, the violence and tragedies of a sex-drug culture, all enter into the story; and at its hub is a crippled physician-philosopher who is both observer and counselor to the characters." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, front board slightly curved, two very light soiling marks on top of tex block and one on bottom of text block, tiny bump at top of spine, minor fading at top/bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear and very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing on rear panel and on spine, light fading to spine color and top 1 1/2' of rear panel, one tiny edge tear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Bush, George. NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY OF THE UNITED STATES: 1991-1992.
Brassey's, Washington, (1991), Ist printing. 
135 pp, 16mo (6 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "...the annual blueprint for the U.S. security posture. It contains an outline of American national goals and interests, an overiew of world trends, descriptions of regional challenges, and polit ical, economic, and defense agendas. Written in clear, layperson's English, it is a must read for every involved citizen." Dust jacket has been price-clipped and has minor rubbing. F/VG+ 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO LOVED EGYPT:  BIMBASHI McPHERSON., Carman, Barry and McPherson, John, editors.  Preface by Lawrence Durrell.  (Joseph McPherson.)
4 Carman, Barry and McPherson, John, editors. Preface by Lawrence Durrell. (Joseph McPherson.) THE MAN WHO LOVED EGYPT: BIMBASHI McPHERSON.
Ariel / British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1985. 
287 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0563204370 "Joseph McPherson, classicist, scientist, linguist, athlete and determined individualist, arrived in Egypt in 1901. He fell in love with the country, its people and customs, and stayed there until his death in 1946. McPherson was a born storyteller. In the letters he wrote home, from which this selection has been made, he not only itemised his own life but illumined the history of his time. In Cairo as a teacher, he used his long ho l i d a y s t o travel all over the Middle East and Asia Minor. The First World War found him first at Gallipoli, brilliantly describing the doomed campaign, and then later in the Sinai desert. The last episodes of his career make equally enthra ll in g re ad in g w he n , as Head of the Secret Police in Cairo with the rank of Bimbashi (Major), he investigates drug dealers, exotic Madames and intriguers in the brothels of Cairo, and the burgeoning Egyptian revolutionaries." Part Two (page s 1 24- 18 4) cov er Mc Phe rso n' s experiences in the First World War. Interior - minor browning to pages, small crease from bump at bottom of pages at gutters, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - three very small cor ner cre ase s, l igh t c reas e at hi nges, small creases from bump at bottom edge of covers near hinges, minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
NATURAL MAGIC: THE MAGICAL STATE OF BEING., Carroll, David and Saxe, Barry.
5 Carroll, David and Saxe, Barry. NATURAL MAGIC: THE MAGICAL STATE OF BEING.
Arbor House, New York, 1977. 
340 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0877951527 B&w illustrations. "This book is written as an attempt to show how magic can be taken seriously....that perhaps after all magic is real....We have chosen the title 'Natural Magic' to emphasize t hat magic is our nature, and that its unfolding is part of the natural evolution of man. The case for magic....what is magic?....Freud versus Faust (the psychology of magic)....the ether, the occult, and the higher worlds....the energies o f m a g i c . . ..the magical state of being....magical medicines (Franz Mesmer and Animal Magnetism; Mesmerism and Hypnotism; Samuel Hahnemann and magic medicines)....omens, rainmaking, the End of the World....the Final Paradox (the learning of ma gi c , th e ro le o f the magus)....Such are the contents of this unique, provocative volume...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease down lower half of front cover, minor rubbing, minor edge wear, sli gh t glu e res idu e o n spine. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FROM THE HEART., Cash, June Carter.
6 Cash, June Carter. FROM THE HEART.
St. Martin's, New York, 1988. 
244 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0312911483 B&w photographs. "She is a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry since the heyday of the Carter family; wife of the 'Man in Black', Johnny Cash; mother not only to her own children, but to her 'babies' as we ll - Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, and Hank Williams, Jr. June Carter Cash is a survivor who has triumphed over the turnabouts of a career in music and risen to face some of the most devastating challenges life has to offer. From t h e t e r r o r of being held prisoner to her son's brush with death to the rewards of seeing her daugher and husband overcome a dependency on drugs, June Carter Cash recounts her life with all the poignant beauty of a ballad. It is a stirring so ng w i th m an y a ha unting very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
YOU AND YOUR TEENAGER:  A PARENT'S GUIDE TO MAKING THE MOST OF THE TEEN YEARS., Court, John, Dr.  Illustrated by Paul Stanish.
7 Court, John, Dr. Illustrated by Paul Stanish. YOU AND YOUR TEENAGER: A PARENT'S GUIDE TO MAKING THE MOST OF THE TEEN YEARS.
Angus & Robertson / HarperCollins, Sydney, Australia, 1995. 
112 pp, 10 3/16" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. ISBN 0207187568 "Living with teenagers is fun, challenging and occasionally hair-raising! Teenagers can make you feel young again - and send you grey overnight. (This) is a practical guide to u nderstanding your teenager, so you and the whole family can make the most of these years. With clear, no-nonsense information and real-life examples, (it) answers the questions parents are asking, and shows how they can help. Dr Court giv e s f r i e n d ly, down-to-earth advice on: Puberty; Physical and emotional changes; Family relationships; Self-esteem; Family rules and discipline; Privacy; Depression; Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD); School pressures; Music and parties; Sex; N ut ri t io n, d ie ti ng and health; Experimentation: drugs and alcohol. Growing up is never easy. 'You and Your Teenager' will help you help them get there." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge w ear , m in or rub bin g. Ve ry Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Cummings, Ray. EXPLORERS INTO INFINITY.
Avalon, New York, (1965), Ist edition. 
192 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Size (matter), Space and Time were the great trinity around which Ray Cummings wrote his most famous novels, and the present story - which appeared as two short serial novels in 1927 and 1928, in Wierd Tales magazine - incorporates all three. The story is set in an indeterminate 'future' where interplanetary commerce is routine, as we see our narrator employed in communications involving the Martian mail. Among his friends is Brett Gryce, son of a famous scientist and inventor. Dr. Gryce has constructed what he calls a myrdoscope. There are, he says, normally invisible rays, akin to light, crossing Space, which this device makes visible. And these rays come from a super-universe, beyond the stars - a universe in which our own universe is but an atom!..." Old price in ink at top of ffep, light edge wear to boards, tiny bump to bottom of rear board, light soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wear, light wrinkling, small chip and creases at top of rear flap, two tiny closed tears at top edge, a few small indentations. VG/VG- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
IMAGES OF JUSTICE:  A LEGAL HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES AS TRACED THROUGH THE YELLOWKNIFE COURTHOUSE COLLECTION OF INUIT SCULPTURE., Eber, Dorothy Harley.  Signed.
9 Eber, Dorothy Harley. Signed. IMAGES OF JUSTICE: A LEGAL HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES AS TRACED THROUGH THE YELLOWKNIFE COURTHOUSE COLLECTION OF INUIT SCULPTURE.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal / Kingston, 1997. 
223 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0773516751 B&w photographs, map. One of the McGill-Queen's Native and Northern Series. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE: "DOROTHY HARLEY EBER" and INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "TO _____ & ____ _______ ALL BEST WISHES DOROTHY." "At a time when alternative legal systems for Native peoples are being debated, (this book) provides a lively, accessible account of the northern courts, their evolution, and their future in a chan ging northern society. (It) resonates with voices of the North and comes alive through interviews with many of those involved in the cases - Inuit and whites, defendants, judges, and prosecutors. Dorothy Harley Eber brings her story up to d a t e w i t h a look at the courts today and presents views of Inuit and non-Inuit with regards to future directions. She also provides valuable information on the remarkable but little-known artists who created the unique works of art in the Ye ll ow kn if e C ou rt house Collection of Inuit Sculpture." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
10 Evans, A. Margaret and Barker, C.A.V. CENTURY ONE: A HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO VETERINARY ASSOCIATION, 1874-1974.
Guelph, Ontario Self-published 1976 0969069000 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
516 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs. "Few people appreciate the significant contribution made by veterinarians to the economic importance of the livestock industry, the quality of small animals and the control of diseases affecting public health throughout Canada. The increasing value of such work is largely due to the efforts of the profession itself, particularly in the province of Ontario. Human survival still depends on animals and animal products. To that close relationship the veterinarian brings the benefits of modern science; his professional skill and integrity today defend the economic and physical well-being of all citizens. In a fast-flowing but detailed narrative, the authors review the early years of the O.V.A., its emphasis on high ethical and scientific standards and a long struggle for adequate statutory recognition. These advances have been closely linked to the remarkable role of the Ontario Veterinary College throughout the century. The book also traces the rise of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association to its position of national influence. In Canada, the profession is unique in that close collaboration with all levels of government is constantly required. The control and suppression of rabies is only one example - perhaps the best know to the public." Dust jacket has tiny tear/wrinkling at top of front hinge - archivally taped, minor soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Friedman, Rick, compiler. Introduced by Joe O'Brien. THE BEATLES: WORDS WITHOUT MUSIC.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1968 Soft Cover Good+ 
Unpaginated, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "John, Paul, George, and Ringo sound off about love and war, drugs and God, the Stones, the Maharishi and much more in this cheeky kaleidoscope of quotes and photos." Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to covers, small ghost sticker mark and tiny dint on front cover, very light rubbing, light crease on spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
12 Hoag, Harold W., editor-in-chief. THE HYA YAKA. MARCH, 1919. VOL. XVIII, NO. 3.
Students of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Toronto, 1919. 
i-iv, 101-154, v-x pp, (approx 64 pages), 9 1/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Vintage advertising. Contents: Fractures of the Mandible; Dentals' Annual 'At Home'; Editorials; Drugs Commonly Used in Dentistry; Athletics; The Entombment of a Tooth in a Golden Casket; Fill up the High Schools; "Rags! Bones!"; What a Dental Nusrse Thinks About It; Practical Hints; etc. Interior - very light browning to some pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases and faint water marks on front cover, light rubbing and small water mark on fore-edge (with migration into last few pages) on rear cover. G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BIGGLES' COMBINED OPERATION., Johns, W.E., Captain.
13 Johns, W.E., Captain. BIGGLES' COMBINED OPERATION.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Stead. (Leslie Stead.) 
158 pp, 7 1/2" H. Red covers with black lettering on spine, black illustration on front board. Dust jacket bears price of 8s 6d net on bottom of front flap. Small b&w illustration on title page and 6 colour plates (all present). "In this adventure with some Interpol colleagues Biggles, of the Special Air Police, cleans up a dope racket threatening the United States." Small light foxing mark at fore-edge of 3 page leaves and one illustration page, slight lean to spine, faint foxing on edges of text block, very small bump to fore-edge of front board, very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several edge tears - most with creases, very small edge chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing and soiling, a few very small scuff marks, small area of partially erased pencill notation at top of rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
ARS MEDICA:  ART, MEDICINE, AND THE HUMAN CONDITION.  PRINTS, DRAWINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSUEM OF ART., Karp, Diane R.  (Ben Bassham, Mimi Cazort, Martha Chahroudi, Frima Fox Hofrichter, John Ittmann, Ellen Jacobowitz, Ann Percy, Kimerly Rorschach, Darrel Sewell, Aaron Sheon, Faith H. Zieske.)
14 Karp, Diane R. (Ben Bassham, Mimi Cazort, Martha Chahroudi, Frima Fox Hofrichter, John Ittmann, Ellen Jacobowitz, Ann Percy, Kimerly Rorschach, Darrel Sewell, Aaron Sheon, Faith H. Zieske.) ARS MEDICA: ART, MEDICINE, AND THE HUMAN CONDITION. PRINTS, DRAWINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSUEM OF ART.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1985. 
231 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0812279530 Profusely illustrated in b&w and color. "In an age of laser surgery and artificial organs, it is easy to forget that many medical treatments have been successfully administered f or millennia and that previous eras also had their startling medical developments and discoveries: circulation of the blood, vaccination, anesthesia, and public sanitation, to name but a few. The more than 140 works in this volume convey a v i t a l p i cture of the history of anatomy and medicine since the fifteenth century as well as the artists' reactions to the human condition in its myriad states of health and illness, from birth to death. Arranged into four thematic sections - A na to my ; H ea le rs; Disease, Disability, and Madness; and The Cycle of Life - these images are from the Ars Medica Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which includes over 1,100 prints, drawings, photographs, and rare books. Among th e w ork s r epr es en ted ar e prints by Rembrandt, Lucas van Leyden, Durer, Hogarth, Goya, Sloan, and Rauschenberg; drawings by Batoni, Tiepolo, and West; and photography by Muybridge, Eakins, and Smith." Large Christmas gift inscription and f ain r er ased pen cil mar ks on f ree front endpaper, two small light soiling marks on half-title page, light edge wear to boards, light soiling to bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap- fold s, a fe w tin y te ars at top of spine. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
HELL'S ANGELS:  TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS., Lavigne, Yves.
15 Lavigne, Yves. HELL'S ANGELS: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS.
Deneau & Wayne, Toronto, 1987. 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888791623 B&w photographs, maps. "(A) dark and disturbing look at the original outlaw motorcycle gang - and the changes that have reshaped the old-boy network. The Hell's Angels Moto rcycle Club - the most dominant and most feared of all motorcycles gangs - is trading in its bikes, brotherhood and booze for Jaguars, Wittnauers and business suits. The Hell's Angels are now one of the most powerful underground corporate o r g a n i z a t ions - rivalling even the Mafia. But this new direction has come with no small sparing of blood. Territorial wars and retaliatory violence now dominate club activity as chapters vie for the lucrative profits of drug trafficking and p ro st it ut io n. Prolific murder within the club - and the ever-present threat of death - has taken its toll on club morale and camaraderie. Haunted by fear, some members have sought police protection in return for testimony against fellow Ange ls. T he Hel l's An gel s are changing their image. The days of the long-haired, bearded, tattooed biker astride his Harley-Davidson are numbered. Only the future will tell if these new businessmen will take care of buiness or if their busines s wi ll t ake car e of the m." S light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, finger/handling soiling on free rear endpaper and across front of text block, two tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate edge wrink ing, 2" t ear o n rea r hin ge a rch ivally taped, rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS AT WAR:  THE ALARMING STORY BEHIND THE HEADLINES.  (HELL'S ANGELS.), Lavigne, Yves.
16 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS AT WAR: THE ALARMING STORY BEHIND THE HEADLINES. (HELL'S ANGELS.)
Toronto HarperCollins 1999 0002000245 / 9780002000246 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
466 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Veteran investigative reporter and best-selling author Yves Lavigne exposes the deadly politics and tactics used by outlaw motorcycle gangs as they fight for control of drug territory across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. The Hells Angels are the most violent and cunning of them all." Small crease at top corner of rear free endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, small crease/wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS:  INTO THE ABYSS.  (HELL'S), Lavigne, Yves.
17 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS: INTO THE ABYSS. (HELL'S)
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002552868 / 9780002552868 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
305 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(S)trips away the glamorous image of the notorious gang and reveals its 'brothers' for what they are: murderers, drug dealers and big businessmen with an eye to expanding their territory. (This) is the incredible story of one man, FBI informant Anthony Tait, who accomplished what law enforcement officials had believed was impossible - on a bet with two Alaska police officers for a steak dinner and a bottle of bourbon, he became the only person ever to infiltrate the Hells Angels organization. After only six years as a Hells Angel, Tait rose up in the ranks to become the right-hand man of Sonny Barger, the famous leader of the Club. By the time the FBI sting operation had reached its conclusion, 42 Hells Angels - including Sonny Barger himself - were jailed on various drug, weapons and murder charges. With the threat of Hells Angels expansion ever-present, and biker wars erupting in cities where the influence of the Hells Angels was once invisible, 'Into the Abyss' is both a chilling true-crime story and a timely warning about the danger in our own backyard." Minor edge rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS:  INTO THE ABYSS.  (HELL'S), Lavigne, Yves.
18 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS: INTO THE ABYSS. (HELL'S)
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002552868 / 9780002552868 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
305 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(S)trips away the glamorous image of the notorious gang and reveals its 'brothers' for what they are: murderers, drug dealers and big businessmen with an eye to expanding their territory. (This) is the incredible story of one man, FBI informant Anthony Tait, who accomplished what law enforcement officials had believed was impossible - on a bet with two Alaska police officers for a steak dinner and a bottle of bourbon, he became the only person ever to infiltrate the Hells Angels organization. After only six years as a Hells Angel, Tait rose up in the ranks to become the right-hand man of Sonny Barger, the famous leader of the Club. By the time the FBI sting operation had reached its conclusion, 42 Hells Angels - including Sonny Barger himself - were jailed on various drug, weapons and murder charges. With the threat of Hells Angels expansion ever-present, and biker wars erupting in cities where the influence of the Hells Angels was once invisible, 'Into the Abyss' is both a chilling true-crime story and a timely warning about the danger in our own backyard." Minor wear on bottom of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, soft creases at top of front flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LONDON'S UNDERWORLD: THREE CENTURIES OF VICE AND CRIME., Linnane, Fergus.
19 Linnane, Fergus. LONDON'S UNDERWORLD: THREE CENTURIES OF VICE AND CRIME.
Robson, London, 2008. 
372 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781861057426 B&w plates. "London is a city that thrives on crime and the myths of crime, as its violent history and the colourful portrayal of criminals in fiction, from Defoe to Dickens, attest. (This book) e xamines the murky underside ot the capital, surveying three centuries of vice and crime and a variety of perilous underworlds. Linnane's writing is full of vivid detail as he describes the city's underworld characters, such as the loathed, murder o u s, eighteenth century bounty hunter Jonathan Wild, the Italian Sabini gang which dominated London in the early twentieth century, and the more recent Billy Hill, Jack Spot, Frankie Fraser, Kray twins and Adams family. (It) takes us on the night ma ri sh last journeys of condemned criminals to the gallows at Tyburn. We enter death-trap eighteenth century prisons, one of which the novelist Henry Fielding described as a 'prototype of hell'. We walk the crowded streets of Victorian London wi th its swarms of prostitutes and follow the ingenious villains who carried out the first great train robbery in 1854. We see the rise and fall of the interwar racecourse gangs and the bloody battle for control of the West End. This fascinating bo ok, con taining 25 images, illustrates how crime in the capital has evolved from the extreme violence of the early eighteenth century to the vastly more complex and lucrative, but no less brutal, gangland of today." Interior - previous owner's pla ce, date and signature along with small area of liquid paper on half-title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, faint crease on spine, one very small corner crease. Ver y Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIDDLING WITH DISASTER: CLEARING THE PAST., MacIsaac, Ashley.  With Francis Condron.
20 MacIsaac, Ashley. With Francis Condron. FIDDLING WITH DISASTER: CLEARING THE PAST.
Warwick, (Toronto, 2003). 
279 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover with self-flaps. B&w photos. "Celtic-punk musician Ashley MacIsaac hails from the tiny village of Creignish in rural Cape Breton Island...Cape Breton is the home of a vibrant Scottish and Celtic music scene known to fans of this style of music the world over..." Details McIsaac's early rise to fame and fortune and his subsequent fall. "By the summer of 2000 he hits bottom. Broke, suffering from severe substance abuse, and unmanageable - he has been spit out by the industry that used him up by the age of 26. From the close vantage point of being just 28, but significantly on the road to resurrecting his career, MacIsaac tells his story with his notorious black humour and equally notorious honesty. The result is a riveting read." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. NF 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
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