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AESOP'S FABLES., (Aesop).  Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.
1 (Aesop). Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. AESOP'S FABLES.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1985 0030020387 / 9780030020384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
27 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beaufifully illustrated throughout in full colour. Contents: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Goat; The Cat and the Birds; The Crow and the Pitcher; The Mice in Council; The Marriage of the Sun; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Wolf and the Kid; The Fox and the Grapes; The Ass in the Lion's Skin; The Fox and the Crow; The Cock and the Jewel. Spine has a slight lean, one very minor corner bump. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CHINESE PARROT., Biggers, Earl Derr.
2 Biggers, Earl Derr. THE CHINESE PARROT.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, c1926, first Canadian edition. 
316 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (green cloth with orange/red lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Charlie Chan escorts a valuable necklace from Honolulu. Slight discoloration on endpapers at gutter, tiny tear with creases at bottom edge of pages 31/32 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of textblock, and few tiny dints and tiny light stain on top of textblock, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
3 Haber, Karen. Cover art by Romas Kukalis. WAR MINSTRELS TRILOGY. 1. WOMAN WITHOUT A SHADOW. 2. THE WAR MINSTRELS. 3. SISTER BLOOD. 3 VOLUME SET.
Daw, New York, (1995, 1995, 1996), Ist printings. 
300 pp, 304 pp, 298 pp, mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. "The Mindstones were the only reason anyone lived on - or more accurately, in - the planet Styx. An uninhabitable ice world, Styx only survived as an underground mining colony because of the discovery of the beautiful jewel called Cyrilite, a crystalline stone with unique, mind-altering properties. But to Kayla John Reed, Styx was the only home she'd ever known until her parents were killed in a tragic mining accident. Claiming her father's Guild seat, the extraordinarily gifted young empath was forced to flee the planet when she tangled with the Kellers, the wealthiest and most important psi family in the colony..." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, tiny tear at top edge of a few pages in vol. 1, flat spines with very faint crease on vol. 3. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE UNRELIABLE LIFE OF HARRY THE VALET: THE GREAT VICTORIAN JEWEL THIEF., Hamilton, Duncan.
4 Hamilton, Duncan. THE UNRELIABLE LIFE OF HARRY THE VALET: THE GREAT VICTORIAN JEWEL THIEF.
London Century 2011 1846058139 / 9781846058134 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
311 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "October 17, 1898, en route to Paris's Gare du Nord station, the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland's jewels were stolen from her train carriage. More than forty pieces, worth nearly 2 million Pounds today, disappeared that night, and the perpetrator along with them. It would become one of the most widely reported heists of the late Victorian era, but what no one knew was that the man who committed this most daring and well-planned theft had already committed nine almost identical crimes. A man who wore bespoke suits and handmade shoes; who used a dozen pseudonyms to dust over his tracks; who belonged to three smart London clubs and lived in the luxury of West End hotels; whose staple diet was champagne and whisky; who was pursued by London's top detectives for five and a half years and - by their own admission - proved smarter than them. A man who fell so much in love with a woman that he would steal and lie for her, only to be betrayed by her." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has some areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WIZARD SERIES.  7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE., Hawke, Simon.
5 Hawke, Simon. WIZARD SERIES. 7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE.
New York Popular Library Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - Dave Mattingly, cover art. 
Seven books from Simon Hawke's 'Wizard Series', 6 3/4" H. *The group on offer here does not include the prequel (The Wizard of Camelot), the final volume (The Last Wizard) or the spinoff (The Nine Lives of Catseye Gomez).* 1. The Wizard of 4th Street - 247 pp, 3rd printing, ISBN 0445208422 - Wyrdrune (a less-than-competent student wizard) and Kira (a beautiful cat burglar) have "managed to pull off the heist of the 23rd century. The place was a posh Fifth Avenue gallery. The room was full of sorcerers bidding their heads off - and Wyrdrune and Kira made off with three invaluable jewels. Now, they've got hired killers, Arab magnates, and every punk magician in New York after them. The real trouble is that the stones are enchanted. Which means they keep coming back to Wyrdrune, and he can't get rid of them - or Kira - for love or money. It's going to take serious thaumaturgic research to unravel a mysterious spell that goes back to the dawn of time." 2. The Wizard of Whitechapel - 215 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445203048 - "A telephathic dream shared by (Wyrdrune and Kira); a dream that called them to England to save the last survivor of Camelot. Only when they awoke, the nightmare became real. An enchantment from the dawn of time united (them) with a shady French witch, a 300-pound fairy, and a feisty thirteen-year-old English punk street urchin named Billy Slade - who is a lot more than what he seems. But can this unlikely team prevail over the awesome, ancient power that is loose in London, stalking the mist-enshrouded streets at night and savaging its victims? Can anything defeat the necromancy of the Dark Ones?" 3. The Wizard of Sunset Strip - 202 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445207027 - "A devil haunts the City of Angels - a fiend who is carving his own Hollywood legend on the bodies of young women. Is the killer a psychopath? Or a relentless evil from the dawn of time? Only (Wyrdrune, Kira and Billy Slade) can tackle the case that baffles the police. Why are people disap-pearing? Why was the only suspect torn to pieces in his jail cell? From the glitz and glamour of Tinsel-town to movie sets where ominous shadows leave footprints in the ground, Wyrdrune and his band must find a way to stop the murders - before a fantasyland of eternal horror is created in a temple of innocence." 4. The Wizard of the Rue Morgue - 201 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0445207043 - "Responding to an ally's plea, the bearers of the runestones must outwit the gendarmes to free an innocent man. Meanwhile, Parisian street children are disappearing as a chain of bizarre slaughters brings a new horror to the Rue Morgue. And beneath the streets, in the seweres and Catacombs, the immortal Dark Ones prepare a gruesome trap to destroy the runestones. Their plan: unleash a bestial army on Paris and drown the city in a sea of blood." 5. The Samura Wizard - 214 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361321 - "Tokyo, Japan, a thriving metropolis powered by a blend of technology and magic. But some inhuman entity is murdering women and Inspector Akiro Katayama, sorcerer agent in charge of crimes involving magic, has just one clue to work with - a dragon's scale. Enlisting the aid of Japan's greatest wizard and a streetwise homicide detective, he tries desperately to solve the case - but he has no idea of the awewome power he is dealing with. (Wyrdrune, Kira, Billy Slade & Modred are the only ones who) know the identity of the beautiful necromancer behind the killings - but can they stop her before she unleashes the most deadly spell of all?" 6. The Wizard of Santa Fe - 349 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361941 - "The Pueblo Indians called it the Dancing Ground of the Sun, but now an evil force from the dawn of time threatens to turn this peacful city into a place of eternal darkness. With the coming of the Second Thaumaturgic Age magic has returned to the city, and it is here that adept Paul Ramirez hopes to pass on the old knowledge he has gained from the legendary Merlin Ambrosius. Soon, however, he'll find himself tracking down a vicious killer - in league with (Kira, Wyrdrune, Billy Slade) and a tough-talking one-eyed cat named Gomez. He'll need all the help he can get - on a Santa Fe trail of necromancy fast turning into a blood-soaked Festival of the Damned!" 7. The Wizard of Love-craft's Cafe - 210 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446365173 - "Undercover cop John Angelo had enough to worry about, posing as a contract killer to infiltrate the mob. Then a necromantic ambush results in his death, and Angleo comes back as something more than what he was - a blend of his own personality with that of a two-thousand-year-old sorcerer - Modred. His wizard half is needed to help Wyrdrune and Kira defeat the ancient Dark Ones now united to destroy the mystic Runestones, whose magic spell has pursued evil from the dawn of time. But his undercover cop half has lost his memory and thinks he's the lethal hit man Johnny Angel. And now Johnny is being stalked by an immortal killer - one who makes even the mob look like a bunch of amateurs!" All volumes have a slight lean to the spine, light edge wear - a little more on '...4th street' and '...Whitechapel', light browning to edges of text block; '...Samurai' and '...Sante Fe' have light creases on spine; ...Whitechapel has a looped ink line at top of front cover and water stains/waviness at bottom of book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Hope, Stanton. THE MYSTERY OF THE ENGRAVED SKULL. THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 309. 3RD SERIES.
[Amalgamated/Fleetway, London, c1955.] 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "Tracking a small-time jewel thief may appear plain sailing, but it can lead through dangerous reefs into the deep waters of crime." Interior - pages browning very lightly, staple rusting (staining to covers), a few pages with small corner creases, inside top corner of front cover soiled along with top corner of first page, tiny chip at bottom edge of first two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, crease down front cover and small crease at top corner, light browning to covers, date stamp, name stamp and address on rear cover, spine has light wrinkling, browning, rubbing and small chips/tears at top/bottom. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CASTLE KILBRIDE:  THE JEWEL OF WILMOT TOWNSHIP., Knowles, Paul.
7 Knowles, Paul. CASTLE KILBRIDE: THE JEWEL OF WILMOT TOWNSHIP.
Commemorative Collectibles, New Hamburg, Ontario, 1994. 
96 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. ISBN 0969887302 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. The story of a gracious home built in 1877 by industrialist James Livingston, left derelict and finally restored and opened as a musuem. Interior - clean an d tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, one minor corner crease. Very Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
MIRO:  SELECTED PAINTINGS., Millard, Charles W.  Foreword by Abram Lerner.  (Miro)
8 Millard, Charles W. Foreword by Abram Lerner. (Miro) MIRO: SELECTED PAINTINGS.
Smithsonian Institute Press, Washington, D.C., 1980. 
94 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0874746388 Colour and b&w reproductions. The catalogue of the exhibition. "Referring primarily to works from American collections, Charles Millard comments critically on the nature a nd evolution of Miro's style, showing his indebtedness to the early medieval frescoes of his native Catalonia, as well as the work of Van Gogh, Cezanne, the Cubists and Matisse. The eventual assimilation of these influences freed him to pur s u e h i s own path. Forty-five large colour reproductions in addition to sixteen in black and white amply demonstrate Miro's development, beginning with a surviving student drawing, 'Design for a Jewel' (1908), and continuing to the monumental ca nv as , ' Bl ue II', and finally the intriguing 'Bird, Insect, Constellation' of 1974." Dust jacket has light wrinkling and tiny tears at top/bottom of spine - minor wrinkling elsewhere. Near/Fine/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CAREER FOR THE BARON., Morton, Anthony.  (Pseudonym of John Creasey.)
9 Morton, Anthony. (Pseudonym of John Creasey.) CAREER FOR THE BARON.
Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York, 1950, first U.S. edition. 
255 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "John Mannering's wife Lorna had painted what critics considered the picture of the Royal Academy year. Perhaps this was why she wanted her husband to give up his career as the Baron, cracks man and jewel thief and Robin Hood of the London underworld. Perhaps she thought it would be more suitable for him to open a very small, very select gallery....one like Quinn's, the West End antique and curio shop with the curious history, w h i c h j u st happened to be for sale. But when John Mannering went with money in his hand to buy, he ran into mystery and trouble. Soon New Scotland Yard was wondering if the Baron was up to his old tricks again...." Very light browning to t hr ee p ag e g at he rings, date and letter "A" written in pen on free front endpaper, minor soiling on top of textblock, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has several tears - some archivally taped, creases at top of f ron t p ane l, sm al l c hip s/creasing at top of spine, tiny chips at bottom of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, light to moderate edge wear, light color fading on spine and front hinge area, tiny color rub mark on spine, a few tiny soiling m ark s. Very Goo d/G ood - 
Price: 42.50 USD
 
 
10 Passingham, W.J. THE CASE OF THE ACE ACCOMPLICE. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 298. 3RD SERIES.
[Amalgamated/Fleetway, London, n.p.] 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "Jewel robberies - hurried flights to dingy riverside haunts - the Thames with its murk and mystery - but somewhere in the West End, was the one who did the planning." Interior - pages browning very lightly, staple rusting (staining to covers and pages), otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, tiny closed tear (archivally taped) at bottom edge of front cover, spine has light wrinkling, browning and rubbing along with tiny chip at bottom. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LEASIDE., Pitfield, Jane.
11 Pitfield, Jane. LEASIDE.
Toronto Dundurn 2000 1550028758 / 9781550028751 Second Edition Soft Cover Fine David Peacock, cover illustration. 
324 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Leaside, the jewel of a planned residential and industrial town west of the Don Valley, owes its name to the Lea family and, in particular, to the octagonal house built by William Lea in the early 1850s. Home to such early enterprises as Durant Motors of Canada, Canada Wire and Cable and the Thorncliffe Race Track, Leaside grew from a railway settlement into a prosperous urban town. Remember the wartime munitions plant at Leaside? - the site of the first airmail delivery? - the Olympic calibre ski jump by the Don Valley? Now part of Toronto and continuing to evolve, Leaside proudly retains its identity and its strong sense of community." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LEASIDE., Pitfield, Jane.
12 Pitfield, Jane. LEASIDE.
Toronto Dundurn 2000 1550028758 / 9781550028751 Second Edition Soft Cover Near Fine David Peacock, cover illustration. 
324 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Leaside, the jewel of a planned residential and industrial town west of the Don Valley, owes its name to the Lea family and, in particular, to the octagonal house built by William Lea in the early 1850s. Home to such early enterprises as Durant Motors of Canada, Canada Wire and Cable and the Thorncliffe Race Track, Leaside grew from a railway settlement into a prosperous urban town. Remember the wartime munitions plant at Leaside? - the site of the first airmail delivery? - the Olympic calibre ski jump by the Don Valley? Now part of Toronto and continuing to evolve, Leaside proudly retains its identity and its strong sense of community." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A WESTMINSTER CHILDHOOD., Raynor, John.  Illustrated by Dennis Flanders.
13 Raynor, John. Illustrated by Dennis Flanders. A WESTMINSTER CHILDHOOD.
Cassell, London, 1973, first edition. 
213 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0304291838 B&w illustrations. "When John Raynor, composer of nearly seven hundred song settings, died so tragically in a road accident in 1970, he left behind not only his lifetime's musical work, but the manuscript of this enchanting account of the years of his childhood. His father was Arthur Guy Sandars Raynor, a famous Master of the King's Scholars at Westminster School, and the young John spent his earliest years in the g r e y p r e s ence of London's great Abbey. History and tradition were the day-long companions of the perceptive, sensitive child, who indeed was born at No. 3, Little Dean's Yard, 'that inmost court of an inner court, the quietest and dreamies t p la ce i n L on do n' . But there were sounds and colours and images that were to stay with him all his life and which he recorded so evocatively in this book: the brilliant-hued flowers of Westminster's secluded gardens; the magic of first h ea rin g t he Abb ey 's glo rio us organ; the clocks of London that became a lifelong passion; nursery fires and braziers; his mother's jewel case and his father's butterfly case, full of dazzling, glittering, shimmering things to feast a child's ey es. Te rror an d sa dne ss also cas t their shadows, to persist into later life: a haunted bedroom which drove the five-year-old boy to the brink of a nervous breakdown; the nameless, primitive horror borne on the wind from a tannery; the dreade d ch urch door whic h pro ved to have had h um an skin nailed to it; the death of a brother, killed in the holocaust of 1918. This is a quiet, gentle book, written by a gentle man whose love for the England that he knew shines as surely in these 'r ecoll ectio ns in tran quilit y' o f a happ y, com ple te childhood at the beginning of the century as it does in the songs by which he has so greatly enriched English music." Light fading at top edge of spine and at part of rear board, very smal l ligh t stai n on b ottom of text block , ve ry min or edge wea r. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling and wear at top of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color, one small and one tiny closed tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Selters, Andy and Zanger, Michael. THE MT. SHASTA BOOK: A GUIDE TO HIKING, CLIMBING, SKIING, AND EXPLORING THE MOUNTAIN AND SURROUNDING AREA.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1998, 6th printing. 
118 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899971016 B&w photographs, maps + folding map in pocket at rear. "Here finally is a comprehensive guidebook to Mt. Shasta, the crown jewel of California's mountains. Mt. Shasta, an immense mountain mass soaring to over 11,000 feet above its surroundings, has long been a mecca for mountaineers, skiers, hikers, spiritualists and people inspired by great mountains. On 14,162-foot Mt. Shasta's lower slopes, hikers and nordic skiers find walks and tour s among gothic forests and subalpine meadows, trips to finish in an hour or to last a week. On Shasta's upper slopes, climbers and ski mountaineers find routes from moderate to severe, many including travel on the largest glacier in Califo r n i a . F o r skiers, the book reveals quiet forest routes and divulges some of the little-known powder pockets. For climbers, the book describes virtually every route on the mountain, telling for each route what to look for and helping the pros pe ct iv e cl i mb er decide which route he or she is ready to try." Includes chapters on Water Activities, Mountain Biking, Flora and Fauna and Geology. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at to p e dge of r ear c o ver - migrates into last few pages, small light stain on fore-edge of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Stansell, Pat. MILITARY MINIATURES IN REVIEW. NO,27
Del Ray Beach, Florida Ampersand 2001 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
80 pp, 11" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: The Mail Sack; The Year in Preview: Short Takes; The Idea Bank; Paper Panzers: New Panzer Designs for Modelers; Scissors, please: Building Panzer Shop's MT-55A Tank Launched Bridge; Have guns, will travel (AFV Club M35A1 Quad-.50 Gun Truck); The Big, The Bad & The Fugly (M103); Horch & Carriage: A double dose of detailing fun (Italeri Horch Kfz 15 / Tamiya Feldkuche German Field Kitchen Scenery); Ballistic Polecat: The Ferret MK 2/6 Vigilant ATWG from Accurte Armour; Godzilla Beware (Tamiya Type 90 Tank w/Ammo-Loading Crew Set); Be Dee-Dee: Building the Russian Mae West T-62 BDD Medium Tank; Yeah, Baby, Yeah!: Sovereign 2000's Austin K5 General Service 3 ton 4x4; Little Jewel: A Riveting Resin Cutie From Japan (Type 89B); Could it be - Satan?: We judge Harper Casting's devilish M3 conversion; Mini-Men: A Peek at What's New on the Figure Front; The Model Citizen: Last of the Salad Days. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear on spine, minor rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LUST FOR ENLIGHTENMENT: BUDDHISM AND SEX., Stevens, John.
16 Stevens, John. LUST FOR ENLIGHTENMENT: BUDDHISM AND SEX.
Shambhala, Boston, 1990. 
188 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. "Over the centuries, Buddhism has responded to sexuality in a variety of fascinating ways, sometimes suppressing the sexual urge, sometimes subliminating it, sometimes cultivating it, and, on the highest levels, transforming it. This book reveals how Buddhists, beginning with Shakyamuni Buddha himself, relate to the 'inner fire' that drives mankind. Included are chapters on the Buddha's love life before his enlightenment and his later relationships with women; the tantric approach to sex among Buddhists of ancient India, China, and Japan; Zen in the art of love; and a positive discussion of women and Buddhism." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, three very small soft corner creases, flat uncreased spine, minor soiling to bottom of textblock. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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