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THE GREENLAND FARERS., Boucher, Alan.  Illustrated by Toni Patten.
1 Boucher, Alan. Illustrated by Toni Patten. THE GREENLAND FARERS.
Constable, London, 1961, first edition. 
182 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Sequel to "The Path of the Raven". "When Halli Thordarson, compelled to serve the 'Raven' for a year and a day, sets sail with Thorfinn Karlsefni, he hopes - and expects - that he has left behind in Iceland the family blood feud which has led to his exile across the seas. But the 'Raven' has no sooner set sail than it is approached by a small rowing boat and a hooded figure, speared by an arrow, begs refuge from pursuers. A nd even in Greenland, home of Eric the Red, Halli is held by the same restless fate which seems somehow connected with the message foretold in the runes on his sword....(a) first-class adventure story in which the world of the early seafar e r s i s s t r ikingly recreated." Tiny faint scuff to fore-edge of textblock, minor soiling to edges of textblock, minor browning to pages, slight shallow bump to top edge of rear board, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning t o ed ge s o f t ex tb lo ck. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling; browning to spine, flap-folds and some edges; one very small closed tear. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 42.50 USD
 
 
2 James, David. Foreword by Right Honourable L.S. Amery, C.H. LORD ROBERTS.
Hollis & Carter, London, (1954), first edition. 
503 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps - color frontispiece of Lord Roberts on Vonolel. Contents: Foreword; Author's Preface; Synopsis of Lord Robert's Career; Antecedents and Early Years; India before the Mutiny; The Indian Mutiny; On the Staff; (Second Afghan War) The First Phase; The Second Phase; The March from Kabul to Kandahar; Triumph; Commander-in-Chief, Madras; Commander-in-Chief, India; Commander-in-Chief, Ireland; Commander-in-Chief, South Africa; Commander-in-Chief; The Fight for National Service; The End; Epilogue. A few pages with faint erased pencil marks in margins, light liquid stain on bottom of textblock with slight migration into edge of pages, some discoloration at top of fore-edge of textblock, some loss of color at bottom of spine and rear board (fainter) due to liquid, light rubbing, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good reading copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT FUR LAND OR SKETCHES FROM LIFE IN THE HUDSON'S BAY TERRITORY., Robinson, H.M.
3 Robinson, H.M. THE GREAT FUR LAND OR SKETCHES FROM LIFE IN THE HUDSON'S BAY TERRITORY.
Toronto Coles 1975 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good- Charles Gasche. 
348 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w illustrations. A facsimile of the edition published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1879. "In approximately 1870, one H.M. Robinson, writer and traveller, journeyed by dog sled to the Hudson's Bay Territory. The account of his months there is fascinating not only for its first-hand look at life in northern Canada, but also for this cultured man's view of it. The book includes excursions by dog sled and canoe, as well as hunting expeditions. It documents life in a Hudson's Bay Company fort, in a fur-hunters' camp, and in an Indian settlement. There are absorbing accounts of voyageurs, the Blackfeet Indians, 'nomadic' hunters, and medicine men, as well as breath-taking descriptions of the landscape. Since little knowledge of the North was generally available, Mr. Robinson's commentary helped to shape the attitudes of early Canadians, thus eventually influencing government policy. Through this book, modern readers can achieve a more complete idea of what it was like to be alive in the North in the 1870's. But more than that, we are able to trace the roots of the nation's successes and failures in dealing with people and the natural resources of the vast expanse once known as the Hudson's Bay Territory." Dust jacket has light wdge wear/wrinkling, two taped (inside) edge tears - one with creases, minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DRACULA SERIES.  1. THE DRACULA TAPE.  2. THE HOLMES-DRACULA FILE.  3. AN OLD FRIEND OF THE FAMILY.  4. THORN.  5. DOMINION.  6. A MATTER OF TASTE.  7. A QUESTION OF TIME.  8. SEANCE FOR A VAMPIRE.  FIRST 8 VOLUMES OF THE SERIES., Saberhagen, Fred.
4 Saberhagen, Fred. DRACULA SERIES. 1. THE DRACULA TAPE. 2. THE HOLMES-DRACULA FILE. 3. AN OLD FRIEND OF THE FAMILY. 4. THORN. 5. DOMINION. 6. A MATTER OF TASTE. 7. A QUESTION OF TIME. 8. SEANCE FOR A VAMPIRE. FIRST 8 VOLUMES OF THE SERIES.
New York TOR Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Glenn Hastings (1,2,4,5), Joe DeVito (3), Jim Thiesen (6,7) & Jim Theaston (8). 
First 8 volumes of the Dracula series, 6 3/4" H. 1. The Dracula Tape - 280 pp, 1989 first printing, ISBN 0812525817 - "Dracula is no villain but a tower of strength, eternally protecting his land and his people from the depredations of invaders. Those who hunt him are the true villains, for they seek to kill what they do not understand. Here, then, is the story of the Count's greatest love, Mina Harker, and the bloodthirsty vampire hunters whose cruel pursuit drove the master of the night to actions ever more ruthless. Listen, as Count Dracula sets the record straight." 2. The Holmes-Dracula File - 249 pp, 1989 first printing, ISBN 0812502558 - "Holmes confronts a pair of impossible problems: a ring of criminal masterminds threatening to loose thousands of plague-infested rats into the streets of London and a bizarre killer who leaves a trail of bloodless corpses - and no other clues. Dracula holds the key to both mysteries. Returned to London on a personal matter, the Count is quickly entangled in a web of evil that even his undead powers may not be enough to breach." 3. An Old Friend of the Family - 247 pp, 1987 first printing, ISBN 0812525507 - "Kate Southerland has been murdered. But she is not dead. Johnny Southerland has vanished, a severed bloody finger the only clue. The Southerlands are trapped in a blood-feud older than history. Their enemy is not mortal madman but the undying mistress of evil enchantment, Morgan Le Fay. But the Southerlands are not Morgan's true target. She seeks to do battle with their protector, their defender, the only being who can save these mortals." 4. Thorn - 299 pp, 1990 2nd printing, ISBN 0812503163 - "Europe, 500 years ago. Vlad Tepes, Prince of Wallachia, hunts royal prey - a renegade Princess. Ordered to kill the woman, he tracks her across the continent - but finding her, Dracula loses his heart. The United States, today. Undead, Vlad Tepes hunts the murderous art thieves who have stolen the portrait of his lost love. But the thieves are after more than art - from the Master Vampire they would steal the very secrets of life - and death!" 5. Dominion - 320 pp, 1982 2nd printing, ISBN 0812508556 - Vlad Tepes has roamed modern America without fear - until now. He is no longer the only immortal in Chicago. Two ancient, ruthless beings, locked in a struggle for the ultimate magic Weapon, have brought their blood-feud to his city. They will destroy any living thing in their path to possess this Weapon - but first, they must find it. And Dracula must prevent that at any cost." 6. A Matter of Taste - 284 pp, 1992 first printing, ISBN 0812525752 - "He was once called Dracula, but in Chicago in our day he is known as Matthew Maule. John Southerland, like the rest of the Southerland family, call him Uncle Matthew. After all he's an Old Friend of the Family and he has risked his un-life more than once to protect the Southerlands. But with Matthew rendered comatose by a fiendish plot from beyond time, the Southerlands must rise to his defense - and battle five hundred years worth of Dracula's enemies!". 7. A Question of Time - 278 pp, 1993 first printing, ISBN 08125257799 - "In 1935, Conservation Corps worker Jake Rezner meets a beautiful and mysterious young girl in the Grand Canyon. She leads him deep into the rocks, to a bizarre sculptor named Edgar Tyrell. Soon Jake finds himself lost in time, unable to return. Almost 60 years later private detective Joe Keogh has been hired to locate a missing girl - the great niece of Edgar Tyrell. But Tyrell is nosferatu, and he would sculpt in the sands of reality itself. So Keogh must call on Mr. Strangeways, An Old Friend of the Family and Lord of the Vampires, to battle an undead menace from beyond time!" 8. Seance for a Vampire - 310 pp, 1997 first printing, ISBN 0812533488 - "The tragic, seemingly accidental death of a beautiful young heiress - A foolhardy attempt to contact the netherworld - A horrifying resurrection. And now the world's greatest detective has been kidnapped by vampires! When Dr. Watson is left alone to battle the nosferatu he has no choice but to summon the only being who might actually be able to help: Sherlock Holmes's vampire cousin, Prince Dracula!" Interiors- very light browning to pages and inside of covers of seven volumes - mostly at edges, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear, three volumes with a faint spine crease, one or two tiny corner creases, one volume with small corner crease, a few light rub marks, very slight lean to some spines. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE DIARY OF A COUNTRY PARSON., Woodforde, James.  (Selected by David Hughes, Engravings by Ian Stephens.)
5 Woodforde, James. (Selected by David Hughes, Engravings by Ian Stephens.) THE DIARY OF A COUNTRY PARSON.
Folio Society, London, 1992, 1st. edition. 
445 pp, 8vo (8" H), hardcover in light grey slipcase. Bound in quarter dark blue buckram, maroon title labels with gilt lettering, Ann Muir marbled paper boards; dark red endpapers. 24 b&w wood-engravings by Ian Stephens printed in the text, inclu ding the frontis., plus six tail-pieces used multiple times. The Reverend James Woodforde began his diary simply to keep a record of expenses, but, "Luckily at an early point he decided to expand the text beyond mere expenditure to cover his do i n g s , his regrets, his feelings both waspish and fond about the people he encountered, the social events that opened up in him a vein of generous pleasure or fury, the almost daily card games he lost or won, his casual preaching and praying amid n on e to o large a congregation at his lonely church, his dark fancies at night, the illnesses with scant hope of cure in ice-cold rooms, the hunts and the shoots and the fishing, the tangles with servants, and the irritations with such close rela tiv es as hi s niece Nancy who kept him company and his nephew Bill who had his eye on the maids..." A wonderful insight into eighteenth-century daily life in a handsome volume. Slipcase has a few tiny and small light soiling marks - mainly on on e si de pan el. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 


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