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THE ANCIENT WISDOM.  A QUEST FOR THE SOURCE OF MYSTIC KNOWLEDGE., Ashe, Geoffrey.
1 Ashe, Geoffrey. THE ANCIENT WISDOM. A QUEST FOR THE SOURCE OF MYSTIC KNOWLEDGE.
Macmillan, London, 1977, first edition. 
232 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0333198670 B&w illustrations. "Years of detailed research into Celtic and Arthurian history have brought Geoffrey Ashe face to face with wider mysteries and conundrums that go to the heart of human civilisation. This book is a quest for an original and universal knowledge - the Ancient Wisdom - nutured by priests, shamans and occultists, claimed by scientists and historians since earliest times. Dissatisfied with theories of l ost Atlantis or alien astronauts bequeathing our cultural heritage, Geoffrey Ashe is still convinced that the Ancient Wisdom is not just a legend. But what is it? Is it still at work? In the tradition of Robert Graves and his search for t h e W h i t e Goddess, he investigates the puzzles of ancient mythology and religions. From the magical lore of numbers he unearths the clue that leads from the world of the Middle East and the Mediterranean to the mountain fastnesses of Siberi a - an d d ev as ta ti ng confirmation of the Ancient Wisdom's existence." Minor browning to pages, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny scuffs on bottom of textblock, light browning and faint tiny foxing marks on top of textblo ck . Du st ja cke t h as bee n price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, two small tears archivally taped, minor rubbing, light to moderate browning on inside. Very Good/Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
2 Beaty, David. STRANGE ENCOUNTERS: MYSTERIES OF THE AIR.
London Methuen 1982 0413397602 / 9780413397607 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
160 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Why did the airship R101 crash on her voyage to India? How did the great Australian pioneer aviatior, Charles Kingsford-Smith, leave such a trail of death behind him when he disappared in 'Lady Southern Cross' in 1935? How did the pilots of the Fairey Postal Mono-plane in 1929 know that they were going to die? Why did so many of the first women who tried to emulate Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic disappear in mysterious circumstances? What was the jinx that befell Stratocruiser propellers in the 1950s, and was it a coincidence that two Stratocruiser captains met in mid-Atlantic on Christmas Day 1957? What was the strange link between the Comet take-off accidents and the Comets that exploded in mid-air? Many flying mysteries of the past have since been explained by the advance of technology, but many remain, particularly those connected to time, coincidence and precognition of events. None of the aircraft disasters described in this book, which have taken place this century in uncertain and even mysterious circumstances, have ever been fully eplained." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor rubbing, very minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Bennett, Ethel Hume. A TREASURE SHIP OF OLD QUEBEC.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Good Hazel Boswell. Inscribed By Author
266 pp, 8 1/2" H. Blue cloth with black lettering on spine. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. Most of the front panel of the dust jacket has been laid in the front of the book, but the rest is missing. Signed on title page: "Ethel Hume Bennett, / Christmas 1936 / Toronto." "Good story of a group of young people who succeed in solving the mystery of the disappearance of a model ship, a seal, a miniature and a deed -- all keys to the future happiness of one of the group. Perhaps luck is with them to a surprising degree, but, none the less, the following down of clues is well developed and less left to chance than in the average juvenile mystery yarns. The period is today -- the place Quebec and environs, but a great deal of history is made an essential part of the unravelling of the mystery." Kirkus Review. Book is very slightly cocked, soft crease down spine, light fading/toning to spine and some edges of boards, light edge wear - a little heavier at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light browning to edges of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small crease at top corner of pages 1to 6, small tear at bottom of page 3, several very small tears at bottom of page 1 and illustration list page - all tears are archivally taped. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
4 Blyton, Enid. THE SECRET SEVEN: SHOCK FOR THE SECRET SEVEN; LOOK OUT, SECRET SEVEN; FUN FOR THE SECRET SEVEN; PUZZLE FOR THE SECRET SEVEN; SECRET SEVEN FIREWORKS; GOOD OLD SECRET SEVEN. 2 VOLUME SET.
London Hodder Children's Books Mass Market Paperbacks Good+ 
107 pp, 103 pp, - 2 volumes, each containing three Secret Seven stories. ISBN 0340678038 (1996) and ISBN 0340629738 (1995). Interiors - one vol. has soft creases at fore-edge of pages 57 to 78, tiny edge tear on one page; the other vol. has soft corner crease to approx. first 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one vol. has very light edge wear, several corner creases and hinge crease on rear cover, small area of label residue on rear cover; the other vol. has very light edge wear, corner crease and several tiny dents on front cover, faint crease on spine, small surface paper loss on rear cover due to label removal. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ENID BLYTON'S ADVENTURE TREASURY., Blyton, Enid.  Compiled by Mary Cadogan & Norman Wright.
5 Blyton, Enid. Compiled by Mary Cadogan & Norman Wright. ENID BLYTON'S ADVENTURE TREASURY.
London Hodder Children's Books 1999 0340765135 / 9780340765135 First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Pat Harrison, E.H. Davie, Eileen Soper, George Brook, G.W. Backhouse, Stuart Tresilian, J. Abbey, H.M. Brock, Stanley Lloyd, Gilbert Dunlop, Beattie, Bruno Kay, et al. 
371 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H) Integral ribbon bookmark. 'Gameboard' endpapers (at front 'The Way to the Castle', a 'Secret Seven' game, at rear, a 'Famous Five' game), stories and extracts illustrated in colour, plus colour plates showing book covers, magazines, puzzles, boxes. "This glorious treasury contains stories and extracts from the adventures of the 'Famous Five' (1942-63), the 'Secret Seven' (1949-63), the 'Adventure' series (1944-55), the 'Adventurous Four' (1940-52) and the 'Five Find-Outers' (1943 -61), as well as classic out of print stories from the 'Enid Blyton Magazine' and 'Sunny Stories'." Concludes with a memoir of Enid Blyton. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and light edge wrinkling at top of rear flap and fold. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ENID BLYTON'S ADVENTURE TREASURY., Blyton, Enid.  Compiled by Mary Cadogan & Norman Wright.
6 Blyton, Enid. Compiled by Mary Cadogan & Norman Wright. ENID BLYTON'S ADVENTURE TREASURY.
London Hodder Children's Books 1999 0340765135 / 9780340765135 First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Pat Harrison, E.H. Davie, Eileen Soper, George Brook, G.W. Backhouse, Stuart Tresilian, J. Abbey, H.M. Brock, Stanley Lloyd, Gilbert Dunlop, Beattie, Bruno Kay, et al. 
371 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H) Integral ribbon bookmark. 'Gameboard' endpapers (at front 'The Way to the Castle', a 'Secret Seven' game, at rear, a 'Famous Five' game), stories and extracts illustrated in colour, plus colour plates showing book covers, magazines, puzzles, boxes. "This glorious treasury contains stories and extracts from the adventures of the 'Famous Five' (1942-63), the 'Secret Seven' (1949-63), the 'Adventure' series (1944-55), the 'Adventurous Four' (1940-52) and the 'Five Find-Outers' (1943 -61), as well as classic out of print stories from the 'Enid Blyton Magazine' and 'Sunny Stories'." Concludes with a memoir of Enid Blyton. Book has very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front flap-fold, very light rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE RAT-A-TAT MYSTERY.  (THE 'BARNEY' SERIES.), Blyton, Enid.  Illustrated by Anyon Cook.
7 Blyton, Enid. Illustrated by Anyon Cook. THE RAT-A-TAT MYSTERY. (THE 'BARNEY' SERIES.)
Collins, London, 1967. 
153 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Enid Blyton did not mean to write this book. There were already four books in this Mystery Series, all about Roger, Diana, Snubby and his mad little spaniel - four books in which th e circus boy, Barney, was seeking his unknown father. In 'The Rubadub Mystery' he found him - and that was to be the end of the series. But the lovers of these 'Barney Books' begged so hard for yet another, that there was nothing for it b u t t o w r i te a fifth. So here it is, sure of a tremendous welcome, for here are all the well-loved characters again - with Loony the spaniel and Miranda the monkey, madder and more comical than ever! A winter holiday down at Rat-at-Tat Hou se , in th e s no w- cl ad hills, cut off from everywhere - and mystery and adventure spring up out of the snow! Who came knocking at night! Whose were the mysterious footprints in the snow? What was the wandering Snowman? What was hidden in th e c el lar ? T hi s is ind eed a very strange mystery - an Enid Blyton Mystery which, as ever, will hold your attention from the first word to the last." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, pages browning lightly, edges of textblock l ight ly brow ne d. Dus t jac ket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing and soling on rear panel, front panel picture and spine colors very bright. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE RILLOBY FAIR MYSTERY.  (THE 'BARNEY BOOKS'.), Blyton, Enid.  Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop.
8 Blyton, Enid. Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop. THE RILLOBY FAIR MYSTERY. (THE 'BARNEY BOOKS'.)
Collins, London, 1961. 
256 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "....the second of a wonderful mystery series....We meet the same characters as in 'The Rockingdown Mystery'....Roger and Diana, and Snubby, with his amusing dog, Loony; Barney, with his comical monkey, Miranda. In this book there is a strange mystery: the theft of papers from rooms whose doors and windows are locked. How are these robberies committed, and who is the thief? Somehow the mystery centres itself on Rilloby Fair, and so, of course, Enid Blyton brings a whole Fair to life, with its queer and interesting characters. Vosta and his chimpanzees, Young-Un and Billy Tell of the shooting-range, Old Ma, the roundabout boy, the loud-voiced Tonnerre and his elephants, and many others." Pages browned, small light brown stain in top margin of pages 39 to 42, browning and small foxing marks to edges of textblock, large bump to bottom corner of rear board, slight bump to bottom corner of front board and b o t t o m e d g e of front board at hinge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has several closed tears at approx. 1" - some with creases and all are archivally taped, light to moderate edge wear, small chips/wear/creases at top/b ot to m of s p in e an d flap-folds, 'V' shaped closed tear/scuffing on rear panel, minor scuffing and soiling on front panel, colors are still bright. Good+/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SAVAGES ON GALE ISLAND., Brereton, D. Katherine.
9 Brereton, D. Katherine. THE SAVAGES ON GALE ISLAND.
Spring Books, London, n.d. 
204 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations. One of 'The Halcyon Library' series. "The 'Savages on Gale Island' are the Rocksavage twins, Thom and Grizelda, who are to spend a few weeks on this remote island to recover from an attack of measles. The children are delighted with the island itself, but become even more excited - and somewhat bewildered - when they find themselves involved with gypsies, professor s , m y s t e r ious strangers and all kinds of puzzling goings-on, in a race for an unknown goal. Their natural curiosity and great common sense lead the two children to discover a strange secret passage running beneath their castle home; a myste ri ou s l ik en es s be tween someone long gone from Gale Island and someone recently installed there; and many other seemingly unconnected mysteries....Perhaps the strangest feature is the series of metal discs which Grizelda finds as the hunt pro gre sse s and wh ich sh e lea rns to interpret as a progress report of her rivals!" Minor browning to pages, slight fading to spine color and at edges of boards, darkening and tiny stain on top of textblock. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, l ight edg e wrin klin g, a few s mall chips and tiny tears, light soiling, two light creases on spine, a few tiny dints andn tiny scuff on front panel, light browning on inside. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EDGAR HUNTLY; OR, THE SLEEP WALKER., Brown, Charles Brockden.
10 Brown, Charles Brockden. EDGAR HUNTLY; OR, THE SLEEP WALKER.
London Richard Bentley 1835 Full-Leather Very Good+ 
258 pp, 6 3/4" H. Later full leather binding & endpapers by Zaehnsdorf (stamped on verso of free front endpaper "Bound by Zaehnsdorf, London, England"). Five raised bands, two red/brown leather labels/gilt lettering &decoration on spine, gilt borders and floral decoration on front and rear boards, top edge gilt. An early reprinting of the classic American Gothic novel by Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810), first published in 1799, involving murder, sleepwalkers, a guilt-ridden immigrant and Indian kidnappers. Set near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Very tiny crease at top corner of pages, very minor wear on hinges - mainly on front hinge. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
WYCLIFFE AND THE PEA-GREEN BOAT., Burley, W.J.
11 Burley, W.J. WYCLIFFE AND THE PEA-GREEN BOAT.
London Victor Gollancz 1975 0575019689 / 9780575019683 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 8" H. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. "When Cedric Tremain is charged with murder-ing his father, by booby-trapping his fishing boat, all the locals agree that this wouldn't be his sort of crime. But the case against him is strong: he has the motive, the opportunity, the know-how; and there's some hard circumstantial evidence against him. So he is arrested. But there are things about the case which Chief Superintendent Wycliffe doesn't like. So he keeps nosing around. And his investigations lead him into the details of another murder case, one that is now twenty years old. Is it possible that there is some relationship between the two cases, and if so what? As Wycliffe, that most unorthodox of detectives, probes into the present and the past, our own suspicions and assumptions are being constantly challenged." Faint tanning to pastedowns and half of each free endpaper, four page leaves are slightly roughly opened at top edge - page leaf 85/86 has a few very small and tiny edge tears and tiny chips in top margin only. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor wrinkling at top edge of rear flap, minor tanning on inside of flaps. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
WYCLIFFE AND THE SCHOOLGIRLS., Burley, W.J.
12 Burley, W.J. WYCLIFFE AND THE SCHOOLGIRLS.
London Victor Gollancz 1976 0575020482 / 9780575020481 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
191 pp, 8" H. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. "Debbie Joyce, a young cabaret singer, is found strangled. A week later, in the same city, Elaine Bennett, a nurse, is similarly murdered. Immediately the press raise the alarm that a psychopathic killer is on the loose. But Chief Superintendent Wycliffe is not convinced that this is the answer. While police precautions are greatly increased, he quietly goes his own way, probing into the possibility, however remote, that there is some logical connection - logical at least to the murderer - between the two deaths. His absorbing investigation takes him into the past of the dead women, and finally to a 'community holiday' which a group of schoolgirls spent together. And nasty little beasts some of them were, playing a cruel trick on the teacher in charge and on one of the other girls. Can this remote escapade have triggered murder in the present? And if so, why and how? And are there other murders to come? Wycliffe learns a lot about the strangeness of human nature during his exploration of the world of the schoolgirls, and the narrative builds up to a tense climax." Faint tanning to pastedowns and half of each free endpaper, two very tiny edge tears at top corner of page leaf 37/38. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has some minor edge wrinkling, minor tanning on inside of flaps and at top inside edge. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE IDOL OF SAINT MONCREETH:  A SCHOOL STORY OF MYSTERY, HUMOUR, AND SPORT., Burrage, A. Harcourt.
13 Burrage, A. Harcourt. THE IDOL OF SAINT MONCREETH: A SCHOOL STORY OF MYSTERY, HUMOUR, AND SPORT.
Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, n.d. (gift inscription dated 1928). 
319 pp, 12mo (7 3/16" H), hard cover (orange cloth with black lettering and illustrations on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece. A public school mystery featuring the theft of The Gold Cup of Saint Moncreeth, the adventures of The Detective Clique and cricket. Moderate browning on endpapers, gift inscription on free front endpaper, book very slightly cocked, slight darkening to top of textblock, minor soiling to edges of textblock and on boards, very small bump to top corners of boards, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Caidin, Martin S. NATURAL OR SUPERNATURAL? A CASEBOOK OF TRUE, UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES.
Chicago Contemporary Books 1993 0809238047 / 9780809238040 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
221 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Throughout history and continuing to this day, occurrences have been reported that are so extraordinary there seem to be no possible natural explanations. Yet the credibility of the witnesses - often including thousands who have simultaneously observed the same mysterious event - and the consistency of these events across centuries of time and disparate parts of the earth indicate that they cannot be easily dismissed. (P)opular writer and aeronautics expert Martin Caidin reviews some of the most fascinating of these observations. Among the phenomena he discusses are: Careful tests by scientists showing that some people really can control objects at at distance; Reports from Vietnam combat marines of huge, glowing yellow 'semi-humans' impervious to machine-gun fire; Testimony from several different teams of Soviet cosmonauts citing encounters with 'giant angels'; Documented reports of people using divining rods to find rich deposits of ore, oil, and underground water sources that had gone undetected by scientific instruments; UFO sightings noted throughout recorded history - and their incredibly consistent similarity over three thousand years and many lands." Interior - very small bump at top and bottom corners of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, very small crease at bottom corners of covers, two creases at top corner of front cover and large soft crease at bottom corner, blank small label on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
EAST OF ALGIERS., Castle, Douglas.  Illustrated by Ellis Silas.
15 Castle, Douglas. Illustrated by Ellis Silas. EAST OF ALGIERS.
Blackie & Son, London, n.d. 
288 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 4 b&w plates. "When H.M. destroyer 'Screel' off Algiers is diverted to go to the aid of an aircraft in trouble, none of the crew has the least inkling that this incident is the starting-poin t of a long-drawn-out chase and a bewildering chain of strange adventures. In particular, Peter Watson, the 'Screel's' young sub-lieutenant, tumbles into more than one tight corner both at sea and ashore on the trail of the mysterious fre i g h t e r i n which two eminent scientists, captured by an unknown Power, are held prisoners. The chase, directed by Mr. Venners, unconventional secret-service agent, leads from Algiers to Cairo and Port Said and on into the Indian Ocean, where a t er ri bl e c yc lo n e complicates the plans of pursuer and pursued alike. The enemy is ruthless and determined, the most formidable among them being a grossly fat Armenian, the spider at the centre of countless webs of intrigue throughout th e E ast . But wh er e doe s D ri scoll, Peter's American rescuer, fit into the picture? It needs some time before this and other baffling questions are answered and Mr. Venners finally accomplishes his mission. The result is a rousing story, told by an a ut hor who obv io usly has a thorough knowledge of the sea and the ports which form his background." Minor foxing to endpapers, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, slight fading to top/bottom edges of spine and boar ds, v ery lig ht f oxin g t o edg es of te xtblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several very small chips and tears, light rubbing, light soiling on rear panel, old price sticker on front flap. VG-/VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DEATH ON THE NILE., Christie, Agatha.
16 Christie, Agatha. DEATH ON THE NILE.
New York Dodd, Mead 1938 First American Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - Fair 
326 pp, 8" H. Medium brown cloth with black lettering and wave decoration on spine, black lettering & decoration on front board, '1938' on title page, 'Red Badge Detective' emblem on final page. "The smooth, slippery black rocks of the Nile lay half out of the water like vast prehistoric monsters, as the luxury river steamer 'Karnak' pushed silently upstream. Hercule Poirot was worried. He had a vague, uneasy feeling that this boat was taking them all on a dangerous journey, a journey heading perhaps for unknown currents of disaster." Very light browning to edges of endpapers, a previous owner's signature in pencil on front free endpaper, a previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, small very light stain in margin of page 35, small light line mark in margin of page 103, slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to spine colour at bottom front corner and bottom edge, minor browning to edges of boards, some browning and darkening to edges of text block, tiny red mark on bottom of text block, small faint stain on front board. Dust jacket is clipped, has several small and medium edge chips/tears, small water stains at bottom of spine and hinges, fading to spine colour, moderate edge wear, very light browning on flap-folds and on hinges, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 400.00 USD
 
 
CALEB., Crew, Gary.  Illustrated by Steven Woolman.
17 Crew, Gary. Illustrated by Steven Woolman. CALEB.
Era, (Flinders Park, South Australia), 1996, Ist edition. 
Unpaginated (approx. 45 pp.), small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1863742484 Wonderfully detailed full page b&w illus, every text page bordered by monochrome illus of insects. Young Caleb van Doorn is a genius, obsessed with in sects. One day, he disappears and some think he may have been murdered - but his college roommate thinks otherwise - he believes Caleb may have evolved into one of his beloved creatures... This is a new unread book. Fine/Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE THEBAN MYSTERIES., Cross, Amanda.  (pseudonym of Carolyn Gold Heilbrun.)
18 Cross, Amanda. (pseudonym of Carolyn Gold Heilbrun.) THE THEBAN MYSTERIES.
London Victor Gollancz 1972 0575013745 / 9780575013742 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
173 pp, 8" H. "Once again our detective is the charming and erudite Kate Fansler, professor of English Literature at an American university, aided by the New York assistant district attorney, Reed Amheart, who she has recently married. In an emergency she agrees to take on a senior seminar on 'Antigone' at her old school, the Theban. The central situation of the play, Antigone's determination to give token burial to her brother, in defiance of King Creon's edict, provides a challenge to which the girls at the Theban respond eagerly - a heroine defying to the death the tyranny of the State. And Kate soon finds herself deeply involved in today's confrontations and crises. But the crunch comes when a pupil's mother - a heart patient, and neurotic - is found dead in the school in the middle of the night. How did she get there? And why? And how did she die? Was she frightened to death by the guard dogs that patrol the building at night? Or was she brought to the school already a corpse? Reed offers himself as guinea pig to test the reactions of the terrifying Dobermans. And Kate skilfully probes the girls' reactions by judging their passionate responses to the Greek drama." Small very light stain at top edge of free front endpaper, a few tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and top edge of text block, tiny bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DAVID SULLIVAN SEQUENCE.  FIRST 5 NOVELS.  1. WINDMASTER'S BANE.  2. FIRESHAPER'S DOOM.  3. DARKTHUNDER'S WAY.  4. SUNSHAKER'S WAR.  5. STONESKIN'S REVENGE., Deitz, Tom.
19 Deitz, Tom. DAVID SULLIVAN SEQUENCE. FIRST 5 NOVELS. 1. WINDMASTER'S BANE. 2. FIRESHAPER'S DOOM. 3. DARKTHUNDER'S WAY. 4. SUNSHAKER'S WAR. 5. STONESKIN'S REVENGE.
New York Avon Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Tim White, cover art. 
The first 5 books of the David Sullivan sequence - 6 7/8" H. 1. Windmaster's Bane - 279 pp, 1986 2nd printing, ISBN 0380750295 - "In Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains, tales are told of strange lights, of mysterious roads - of wondrous folk from enchanted realms. Young David Sullivan never dreamed that the myths of marvels and magic he loved were real. But in his blood was the gift of Second Sight. And near his family's rural farm lay an invisible track between worlds - where he would soon become a pawn in the power game of the Windmaster, an evil usurper among those the Celts called the Sidhe." 2. Fireshaper's Doom - 306 pp, 1987 first printing, ISBN 0380753294 - "David Sullivan had discovered the mysteries of the other world. Indeed, he was put to the test, triumphing over the wily schemes of the Windmaster. But in that evil game, an innocent Faerie lad fell dead. Now his mother, bent on vengeance, has kidnapped David from the earthbound world and brought him to the land of flames. Here he will be forced to do her bidding in an adventure dark and fateful." 3. Darkthunder's Way - 342 pp, 1989 1st printing, ISBN 0380755084 - "Once more David Sullivan has been called upon to do the bidding of Lugh Samildinach, Lord of Tir-Nan-Og. Together with three friends - one white, one red, and one immortal - David embarks on an astonishing journey through a perilous kingdom of brittle brightness. But grim betrayal lies in the path of their quest for peace in the Otherworlds. And an inescapable doom in the terrifying judgment of Uktena, the great and hideous serpent." 4. Sunshaker's War - 372 pp, 1990 1st printing, ISBN 0380760622 - "An evil brew has boiled over in the mystical realm of the Sidhe - a great conflict has devastated the lands of Faerie - and its earth-shaking repercussions can be felt across the boundaries of the mortal land. David Sullivan has been to the Otherworld, and knows of its mysteries - and its terrors. Now he must somehow find his way past the magically sealed borders of Tir-Nan-Og: For the life of a mortal friend hangs in the balance. And if the dreaded war continues unchecked, the harnessed power of the Sun will unleash the forces of chaos and death - in two separate worlds on Midsummer's Day." 5. Stoneskin's Revenge - 307 pp, 1991 1st printing, ISBN 0380760630 - "The war in Faerie is over - and David Sullivan's Cherokee friend, Calvin McIntosh, has returned to Georgia. But the young brave has unknowingly left the portal to Galunlati open - and Spearfinger has entered his world. A Stoneskin with powers over rocks and earth - a monster who feeds on mortal flesh - Spearfinger has brought her Otherworldly terror into the realm of humanity. And now Calvin, with his newly awakened magic skill, must confront the insatiable fiend - and destroy the evil that would devour humankind!" Interiors - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, volumes 3 4 & 5 have a tiny number stamp on bottom of text block, light browning to edges of text block, volume 3 has a faint crease and some wrinkles on the spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
MYSTERIES AND SECRETS OF VOODOO, SANTERIA, AND OBEAH., Fanthorpe, Lionel and Fanthorpe, Patricia.  Foreword by Canon Stanley Mogford.
20 Fanthorpe, Lionel and Fanthorpe, Patricia. Foreword by Canon Stanley Mogford. MYSTERIES AND SECRETS OF VOODOO, SANTERIA, AND OBEAH.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
253 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781550027846 B&w illustrations. 'The secrets of Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah are among the oldest enigmas in the world. Their roots go back to prehistoric Africa - perhaps even beyond that. From the sixteent h century onwards, the slave trade brough these ancient mysteries to the West, where they blended strangely with traditional Christianity: the ancient African gods became identified with legendary saints. This integration of the two faiths slow l y e volved to form the many varieties of Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah that are widely practised throughout the world today. Contemporary Voodoo priests, priestesses, magicians, and enchanters use rare herbs and spices as well as charms, dolls, an d ta l is mans to control the natural world in many ways science cannot always explain. Accounts of their inexplicable successes are examined in depth. Sinister accounts of zombiism - reports of the living dead - are also inseparably interwoven th ro ugh ou t V oodoo history. What powers do these old religions still possess?" Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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