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THE LIGHT OF DAY., Ambler, Eric.  Signed.
1 Ambler, Eric. Signed. THE LIGHT OF DAY.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1963, Ist American edition. 
243 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. Map endpapers. "...Mr. Ambler returns to one of his favorite haunts - Istanbul, the most Oriental of Europen cities. The protagonist is a down-at-the-heels adventurer with the somewhat discordant name of Arthur Abdel Simpson. By birth Arthur is half English, half Egyptian; by nature - or inclination - he is wholly disreputable. For years he has led a perilous and impecunious existence as a pimp, pornographer, and petty thief, but when he suddenly finds himself involved in a mysterious international conspiracy, Arthur comes to the terrifying realization that he has finally overreached his talent for shady dealing, and that he is up to his neck in very serious trouble!" Previous owners name in pencil on back of page facing half-title page, very light browning to edges of boards and on spine, tiny faint mark on dyed top edge of textblock. Dust jacket has wrinkling along top edge, light edge wear - a little more at top of spine and flap-folds, one 1/2"closed tear a few tiny chips, light browning to spine, flap-folds, panels and flap edges, small closed tear on rear hinge, now protected in mylar sleeve . VG/G + 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
2 Blower, James. Foreword by Grant MacEwan. GOLD RUSH: A PICTORIAL LOOK AT THE PART EDMONTON PLAYED IN THE GOLD ERA OF THE 1890s.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1971 007092919X / 9780070929197 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
199 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 10 5/8" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "By 1898 all roads led to the Klondike. One such road was to pass through the tiny Edmonton community, and Edmonton was never to be the same again. As the gateway and principal outfitting centre to one of the most popular - albeit treacherous - overland trails to the Yukon gold fields, Edmonton, then only 1500 strong, found itself playing host to over 2000 rough and hearty Klondikers. Within two years the town population doubled, local merchants prospered, business boomed. They were colourful times, not to be missed, and James Blower recounts them fondly. He salutes those boisterous, hopeful men equipped with pack horses, ox teams or dog sleds, embarking on a wild journey of more than 1600 miles through forests, swamps, perilous rivers and lakes. Parties of men never heard from again - did they strike it rich in the gold fields or were they victims of drowning, scurvey, starvation? Fortunately, Edmonton boasted two excellent photographers during the Klondike days - W.C. Mathers and Ernest Brown - who recorded on film this extraordinary period in history. Their photographs, most of which have never been published before, represent the greater part of this book." Faint thin red pen mark and scattered tiny stains on top of text block. Dust jacket has minor efge wrinking, two very small edge tears archivally taped, an areas of a four tiny scuffs on front panel, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE TARTAN PIMPERNEL., Caskie, Donald C.
3 Caskie, Donald C. THE TARTAN PIMPERNEL.
Oldbourne, London, 1959, reprint. 
270 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "On Sunday, 10 June 1940, the Rev. Donald C. Caskie, Minister of the Scottish Kirk in Paris, preached for the last time in four years, said goodbye to his congregation, locked the chur ch and joined the mass-exodus from the city. A Highlander, he denounced Hitler from his pulpit. He was on the Gestapo 'Black List'. After a perilous journey - he was mobbed by French villagers who thought him a German paratrooper and machi n e - g u n n ed from the air - he arrived in Marseilles and commandeered the British Seamen's Mission near the Old Harbour. There the adventures of 'The Tartan Pimpernel' began. Immediately contacted by Allied Intelligence Officers he was conscri pt ed t o se rv ic e. The Seamen's Mission became a vital link on the escape route for prisoners-of-war and soldiers escaping from Dunkirk. He fed, clothed and gave the men shelter before sending them through the Pyrenees with forged papers to Sp ain . He co lle cte d m ilitary information for the Allies. Denounced by a British traitor, Dr. Caskie was banished to Grenoble where he continued his work as an 'underground padre'. Arrested by the Gestapo and sentenced to death in a Nazi Court h e pa ss ed thr ough sev en p risons and was saved from death by a German padre. Throughout all his perils (he) was sustained by the Christian Faith and inspired by native patriotism. Still the Scottish Minister to Paris, he has saved the books in whic h h e r ecor ded t he na mes o f his guests of war. Among the legion of men he helped were Whitney Straight, the millionaire sportsman and R.A.F. ace, and Redvers Prior, M.P. His story is enlivened by Scottish humour and brilliant character studie s of his comr ades a nd ene mies." Areas of light browning/foxing on end papers, one corner with a slight small bump, light wrinkling and color fading at top/bottom of spine, some light color fading on top edge of rear board, light browni ng on b ottom edge of bo ards, b rowning and fa int tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has small chips and tears (some with old tape on inside), light rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel, edge crease s, very light edge w ear, ne wspaper clipping tipped in on front flap. Good+/Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
4 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
282 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he commu-nicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkle. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
5 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
282 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he commu-nicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AVRO SHACKLETON.  POSTWAR MILITARY AIRCRAFT: 3., Chartres, John.
6 Chartres, John. AVRO SHACKLETON. POSTWAR MILITARY AIRCRAFT: 3.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, Surrey, 1999, reprint. 
112 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711015139 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "The Avro Shackleton completed 40 years of front-line service in the Royal Air Force. The first prototype (in shape an d concept a direct descendent of the Manchester-Lancaster-Lincoln-Tudor lineage) first flew in 1949, and the AEW aircraft of No 8 Squadron were still operational in the early 1990s. The aircraft undoubtedly marked the end of an era of the R A F ' s f o u r-piston-engined 'heavies', although it remained in service for nearly 30 years after it was first classified as obsolete. Built originally for anti-submarine warfare, the Shackleton had been used by the RAF for other roles, includ in g se ar ch an d re scue, colonial policing, troop and freight carrying, supplying weather ships, maritime surveillance and showing the flag....the author not only traces the Shackleton's origins and activities in many different roles but brings out t he dee p a f fec ti on felt for the type by both air and ground crews in spite of the arduous and sometimes perilous nature of the operations in which it had been involved. This book was first published in 1985 and statements made then were curr ent . Many of th ese may we ll have been overtaken by subsequent events." Dust jacket has fading to the spine colour - lettering still bright. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
STORIES FROM KING ARTHUR AND HIS ROUND TABLE., Clay, Beatrice.
7 Clay, Beatrice. STORIES FROM KING ARTHUR AND HIS ROUND TABLE.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1931 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- Dora Curtis. 
127 pp, 7 1/8" H. 8 colour plates, including frontiespiece (collated), plus b&w drawing at the top of each chapter beginning. Contents: Introduction; The Coming of Arthur; Of the Finding of Excalibur; Of the Treachery of Queen Morgan le Fay; Of the Birth of Sir Tristram; The Magic Potion; How Sir Tristram rescued the Fair Isolt; The Adventures of Gawain and Gareth; The Adventures of Geraint; The Coming of Sir Galahad; How Sir Galahad won the Red Cross Shield; The Adventures of Sir Launcelot and the End of the Quest; How Mordred plotted against Sir Launcelot; The Trial of the Queen; How King Arthur and Sir Gawain went to France; The Morte D'Arthur; The Death of Sir Launcelot and of the Queen. Light browning to pages and edges of text block, two thirds of page 46 has moderate browning due to old newspaper clipping, one page leaf with small corner crease, very light edge wear to boards, minor soiling on rear board. Dust jacket has light soiling, moderate browning on spine - light browning elsewhere, several tiny and small edge chips/tears, light to moderate edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ANTEROS QUARTET.  1. THE FAR KINGDOMS.  2. THE WARRIOR'S TALE.  3. KINGDOMS OF THE NIGHT.  4. THE WARRIOR RETURNS.  (THE FAR KINGDOMS SERIES).  4 VOLUME SET., Cole, Allan and Bunch, Chris.
8 Cole, Allan and Bunch, Chris. ANTEROS QUARTET. 1. THE FAR KINGDOMS. 2. THE WARRIOR'S TALE. 3. KINGDOMS OF THE NIGHT. 4. THE WARRIOR RETURNS. (THE FAR KINGDOMS SERIES). 4 VOLUME SET.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good+ Cover art by Keith Parkinson (1&2) and Gnemo (3&4). 
Four volume set, 6 7/8" H. 1. The Far Kingdoms - 439 pp, 1994 1st printing, ISBN 0345380568 - "a place of bright sunlight and magic, where wine and song were always sweet, every purse was fat with gold, and every heart at ease. (It was) said to lie in the distant east, across the straits of the Narrow Sea, beyond the benighted Pepper Coast, in uncharted territory. Young, pampered Amalric Antero cared only for real places and possible dreams. But then he meet Janos Greycloak, a dashing soldier who dabbled in forbidden magic and who carried on him proof of riches and mysteries beyond imagination. And suddenly Amalric found himself setting out on the adventure of a lifetime, a daring and perilous quest through unknown lands peopled by nightmares, to seek the ultimate in fables." 2. The Warrior's Tale - 471 pp, 1995 3rd printing, ISBN 0345387341 - Captain Rali Emilie Antero came from an illustrious family of traders, wizards, and adventurers. But Rali cared little for magic, and even less for journeying. She was a soldier, captain of the elite Maranon Guard, staunch defenders of the magestic city of Orissa. But her family legacy was about to catch up with her. For the Guard's latest mission was sheer suicide: a sea-going odyssey in search of an evil master wizard - the last Archon of Lycanth - who had fled with an secret doomsday spell that could destroy all of civilization. It would be Rali's greatest challenge: a desperate pursuit, raging across the great Western Sea to the fire reefs that marked the end of the world - and beyond, to places unmarked even in legend." 3. Kingdoms of the Night - 436 pp, 1996 first printing, ISBN 0345387325 - "Ever since Amalric Antero returned from the legendary Far Kingdoms, bringing with him magic and riches, the people of Orissa believed they lived in a golden age. Even Amalric did not suspect the truth: that dark forces from another world threatened his beloved city. Then a beautiful stranger arrived claiming to be the great-granddaughter of Janos Greycloak, master-wizard and betrayer of Amalric's youth. And Amalric learned that the idyllic lands he had thought were the Far Kingdoms were not - and that the real Far Kingdoms, The Kingdoms of the Night, were all that stood between civilization and unimaginably evil powers from another world. But now the strength of the Kingdoms was flagging. Only someone with a stout heart and a legacy of magic flowing through his veins - someone like Amalric Antero - could hope to unravel the secrets of the Old Ones and lock the door between realities once and for all. And so Amalric set out, with little more than his wits and the magic of another Greycloak, to find the Kingdoms of the Night." 4. The Warrior Returns - 440 pp, 1997 1st printing, ISBN 0345413121 - "All of Orissa believed that Rali Emilie Antero, legendary warrior and sorceress extraordinaire, was dead, lost at sea during some grand adventure gone wrong. In fact, Rali was not dead, but left entombed in ice to dream for eternity - until a goddess needed her for one last quest. Novari, a beautiful succubus intent on achieving ultimate power, had swept the world by storm. All the Anteros has been assassinated - save one: a golden, magical child named Emilie. Novari had succeeded in taking Orissa. Now she had only to seize little Emilie, as well. She never counted on the return of Rali Antero - ." Interiors - vol. 4 has a bookstore stamp on first page, otherwise clean and tght with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear - vol. 1 has a 1/2" scuff at top of front hinge, vol. 1 has a small date stamp on bottom of text block, vol. 2 has a few faint creases on the spine and a light spine lean. 
Price: 20.00 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.
9 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
 
 
B-24 LIBERATOR UNITS OF THE EIGHTH AIR FORCE.  OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT SERIES 15., Dorr Robert F.  Series editor: Tony Holmes.
10 Dorr Robert F. Series editor: Tony Holmes. B-24 LIBERATOR UNITS OF THE EIGHTH AIR FORCE. OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT SERIES 15.
Osprey, Oxford, 1999. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855329018 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and scale drawings, colour profiles. "The B-24 Liberator was built in greater numbers than any other US warplane, yet its combat crews live, even today, in th e shadow of the less plentiful, but better-known, B-17. Accounts of the 'Mighty Eighth' in Europe, and indeed many of the books and films that emerged from the greatest air campaign in history, often overlook the B-24, even though it was in a c t i o n for as long as the Flying Fortress, and participated in just as many perilous daylight bombing missions. Twenty-one bomb groups saw action with the Eighth from 9 October 1942 through to VE-Day, operating both from airfields in the 'bombe r tr ia ng le ' in East Anglia, and North Africa. Providing an overview of Eighth AF B-24 operations, this volume is the second of four within this series chronicling the role of the Liberator in World War 2." Interior - clean and tight with no p re vio us own ers hi p marks. Exterior - A few faint line indentation as a two faint rub marks on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
B-29 SUPERFORTRESS UNITS OF THE KOREAN WAR.  OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT 42., Dorr, Robert F.
11 Dorr, Robert F. B-29 SUPERFORTRESS UNITS OF THE KOREAN WAR. OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT 42.
Osprey, Oxford, 2003, first edition. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1841766542 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings, color profiles, nose art. "....chronicles the story of a majestic four-engined bomber of the propeller era flying perilous co mbat missions against a sleek, nimble aeroplane of the jet age, the Soviet MiG-15. A 'very heavy' bomber and a sky giant during World War 2 (at that time the B29 was the world's most advanced combat aircraft), it had been reclassified as a ' m e d i u m ' bomber by the time North Korea attacked its sourthern neighbour in 1950. Many of its crew members had fought their war and settled down to raise families and begin careers - only to be recalled to fight another war on a distant As i an p en in su la . A n irreverent bunch, they painted their B-29s in elaborate colour schemes. Historians have long been intrigued by the unique war they fought, pitting their big and vulnerable bomber against a veritable fleet of MiG-15s. Cra mm ed ful l o f f irs t-h an d a ccounts, profile artwork and action photographs, this volume graphically details the war fought by the B-29 crews in the deadly skies over North Korea, both during daylight and hours of darkness." Interior - # 0 wri tte n i n in k at top of firs t p age, small soft small crease at top corner of first 40 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of front cover. VG 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN / THE POOL OF TWO MOONS / THE CURSED TOWERS / THE FORBIDDEN LAND / THE SKULL OF THE WORLD.  THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF "THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN" SERIES. (5 BOOKS.), Forsyth, Kate.
12 Forsyth, Kate. THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN / THE POOL OF TWO MOONS / THE CURSED TOWERS / THE FORBIDDEN LAND / THE SKULL OF THE WORLD. THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF "THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN" SERIES. (5 BOOKS.)
New York ROC First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Daniel Horn (1) and Judy York (2-5). 
The first five volumes of "The Witches of Eileanan" series, 6 3/4" H. 1. The Witches of Eileanan - 411 pp, 1998, ISBN 0451456890 - "On the Day of Reckoning, the witches of Eileanan were outlawed - and violations of the new order were punishable by death. Eileanan's Great Towers, once meccas of magic and learning, were left in ruins. And now, the entire land trembles in fear. Yet deep in the mountains, in the shadow of Dragonclaw, a young girl is being tutored in the old ways. Ignorant of her past, uncertain of her future, the foundling Isabeau will soon be forced down a dangerous path of prophesy, conspiracy and magic. It is a world where dragons possess the key to ancient mysteries - where a lost prince will discover a strange and wondrous destiny - and where the ultimate battle between good and evil will be waged." 2. The Pool of Two Moons - 557 pp, 1999, ISBN 0451456904 - "It has been sixteen years since the Day of Reckoning, when magic and witchcraft were outlawed throughout all of Eileanan. And though rumors say that she is dead, the Arch-Sorceress Meghan o' the Beasts still lives. Traveling with her are the true heir to the throne, and the red-haired warrior Iseult. Their fates are woven together in a quest to bring magic back to the land." 3. The Cursed Towers - 544 pp, 2000, ISBN 0451456912 - "(T)he Righ, Lachlan the Winged, overturns his dead brother's decrees against witchcraft. But sixteen years of hatred and superstition have cloaked Eileanan in darkness. And though he has won the power of the Lodestar, Lachlan's rule is challenged by a mere babe - and a civil war erupts. The flame-haired twins - Iseult the Scarred Warrior and Isabeau the apprentice-witch - must go their separate ways. Iseult to fight side by side with her husband, Lachlan. Isabeau to the Cursed Towers, to master her powers - and find the family she has never known." 4. The Forbidden Land - 403 pp, 2001, ISBN 0451458281 - "After her adventures with the League of the Healing Hand, Finn the Cat finds life at Castle Rurach boring. Snowbound for the winter and faced with the prospect of being molded into 'Lady Fionnghal' by her mother, she pines to be on the battlefront with her father against the sea demons. But Finn's talents are needed elsewhere. Summoned by the Righ, Lachlan the Winged, she must embark on a perilous journey into the Forbidden Land. Imprisoned in the Black Tower is a rebellious prophet whose beliefs have made him an enemy among his own people. Now Finn must help rescue the one whose words can free a land enshrouded in darkness." 5. The Skull of the World - 385 pp, 2002, ISBN 0451458699 - "Isabeau the witch longs to rejoin her sister and her home in these uncertain times, but she must first complete one last task for her teachers. To find her true purpose in life, she must reach the Skull of the World and listen to the silent words of the White Gods. Few survive. But those who do are changed forever. Now, when she does return home, she does so with an extraordinary gift. But when Margrit of Arran decides to take advantage of Lachlan's absence by kidnapping his son and heir to the throne, Isabeau must learn to use her gifts in the face of evil - and overcome her enemy once and for all." Interiors - vol. 1 has a small piece missing at top edge of first page and one dog-ear crease, very light browning to inside of covers of vols. 1 & 2, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, one or two tiny corner creases, two faint creases on spine of vol. 5. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
13 Holdstock, Robert. Cover art by Christopher Zacharow. MYTHAGO WOOD.
Arbor House, New York, (1984), book club edition. 
214 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "On the edge of the (ancient British) forest the Huxley family lives. In the 1930s, George Huxley discovered some of the mysteries of the wood and, until his death in 1946, was obsessed with its exploration. Now, his son, Christian, lives again in the house by the wood and has discovered his father's notes. His brother, Steven, has disappeared into the wood, taking up the father's quest, and Chris is caught up gradually in the mystery. For a strange disjunction with reality appears in and around the wood invading the Huxley home. Here in this ancient place are preserved in living actuality the mythic personages of the human racial unconscious, who inhabit the wood. One who approaches the wood enters another world, the most primitive and powerful existence that humanity can imagine. And Chris must follow the others, including the beautiful huntress Mythago, on a journey to the far heart ot the wood, where the most ancient and perilous monsters still live. And rule..." Tiny dent to top edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small scuff on rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly along top edge and at bottom of spine, small tear with crease at top of rear panel, light tiny foxing marks along top inside edge, very light browning to spine and rear panel. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LONG CLAWS:  AN ARCTIC ADVENTURE., Houston, James.
14 Houston, James. LONG CLAWS: AN ARCTIC ADVENTURE.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1981, first edition. 
32 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771042566 B&w illustrations by the author. "Since their father's death, it has been a starvation winter for Pitohok, his siste Upik, their mother, baby sister and grandfather. Frozen lake t rout that they find, with the help of a snow owl, provide their first food in three days. Though winter is nearly over, how can they survive when the fish is gone? Their only hope is a frozen caribou their grandfather had buried last fall , t h r e e d ays' walk away, because he was not strong enough to carry it. Pitohok and Upik must make the arduous journey to find the caribou. Using frozen caribou skin, with the remaining fish as cross supports, Grandfather fashions them a pri mi t iv e sl ed . Th en brother and sister set out on their perilous trek across the storm-swept tundra, sheltering at night in small igloos they build. The caribou is there, they load it on the sled and turn homeward - only to face a terrifying or dea l. A h uge ba rr en- ground grizzly bear, know as Long Claws, picks up their trail and follows them. Helped again by a great snow owl when they lose their way in an ice fog, the children are nearly home before the bear closes in. How can they fi ght him ? A nd y et t o gi ve up the caribou means certain death by starvation...." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LONDON'S UNDERWORLD: THREE CENTURIES OF VICE AND CRIME., Linnane, Fergus.
15 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
 
 
16 London, Jack. THE SEA-WOLF. MACMILLAN LARGE PRINT EDITION.
New York Macmillan Large Print Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
366 pp, 11 1/4" H. Dark blue cloth with silver, gold & copper lettering on spine. "This American classic, first published in 1904, is one of the finest novels of the sea ever written. The hero-narrator, Humphrey Van Weyden, is a literary critic and a man of leisure, who is wrecked while crossing San Francisco Bay in a ferryboat. He is carried out to sea, and is picked up by an outward bound sealing-schooner named the 'Ghost'. The Captain, called 'Wolf' Larsen because of his fiendish cruelty and furious temper, refuses to put Van Weyden ashore. Later, a beautiful girl, who has also been the victim of shipwreck, is rescued by the 'Ghost'. Together, she and Van Weyden go through some perilous and highly exciting adventures, in a story which will never lose its power to entertain. The background is completely authentic; Jack London was himself aboard a sealing boat in the Bering Sea and along the coast of Japan." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small tear at top of spine, a few tiny edge dents at bottom of front board, one corner with very light wear, 4" rub line on rear board, very faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket has areas of light browning and foxing, light soiling and rubbing, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, three edge tears (one with crease) - all archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS.  BASED ON MORTE d' ARTHUR OF SIR THOMAS MALORY., Merchant, Elizabeth Lodor, introduction by.  (Sir Thomas Malory.)
17 Merchant, Elizabeth Lodor, introduction by. (Sir Thomas Malory.) KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS. BASED ON MORTE d' ARTHUR OF SIR THOMAS MALORY.
Philadelphia John C. Winston Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Frank Godwin. 
256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, colour pastedown/gilt banding on front board. Pictorial endpapers, Colour plates and b&w drawings (collated). Copyright date - 1927. Part of the Children's Bookshelf series. Contents: Introduction; The Two Dragons; The Holy Grail; The Dragon in the Sky; The Sword of the King; The Table Round; The Sword Excalibur; Guinevere; The Seat Perilous; A Hunt in Fairyland; The Rescue of Nimue; The Hidden Fountain; Sir Tristram's Tragedy; The Foundling Prince; Geraint and Enid; Lancelot of the Lake; The Knighting of Lancelot; The Maid Who Mocked; The Witchery of Nimue; The Vision of Sir Bors; King Arthur and the Castle Perilous; Sir Perceval and the Silent Maid; Galahad; Pelleas and Ettarre; The Maid of Astolat; The Passing of King Arthur. Very light browning to endpapers, some toning in margins of pages, darkening to top of text block, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, minor edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some loss to gold lettering and decoration at bottom of spine, very light rubbing on rear board. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, chip at top of spine, several small edge tears and one on front hinge - some archivally taped, rub marks on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GREAT BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I: IN THE AIR., Platt, Frank C., compiler.  (A. Roy Brown, Alan Hynd, William Bishop, General William Mitchell.)
18 Platt, Frank C., compiler. (A. Roy Brown, Alan Hynd, William Bishop, General William Mitchell.) GREAT BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I: IN THE AIR.
Weathervane, New York, 1967. 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517226472 B&w maps. "The pioneering airmen of World War I were to become the greatest individual heroes in the history of modern war. Enemy or ally, they were accorded the same honor s by an admiring world. This unique anthology records the personal experiences of these first airborne fighters. Men like Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, the invincible flying fighter whose stunning record of bagged enemy planes made him 'Ameri c a ' s a c e of aces'; General Billy Mitchell, the famous, outspoken airman who was a member of General Pershing's staff during the decisive air battles of 1918 and a major influence in the newly formed American Air Force; and Lieutenant Colonel W il li am A . B is hop, the legendary 'Bishop of the Eagle Eye', describe the perilous missions that made them legends in their own time. Stories by and about these flying pioneers re-create the great air battles of World War I. Here are the deat h-d efy ing en co unt ers ; the one-man machines; the flaming, mortal combat in which each fighter singled out his esteemed adversary. Here is the story of war as it had never been fought before - and would never be fought again." Very light brow ning to page s, l igh t we ar a t top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor edge wear, one tiny closed tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PANDORA'S LAST VOYAGE., Rawson, Geoffrey.
19 Rawson, Geoffrey. PANDORA'S LAST VOYAGE.
Longmans, London, 1963, first edition. 
165 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, maps. "In 1791, H.M.S. Pandora was sent to the Pacific to find the notorious Bounty and bring the mutineers back to justice in England. Though Pandora never found the object of her mi ssion and failed to apprehend the main party on Pitcairn Island, she eventually rounded up those of the mutineers who had elected to stay on Tahiti. These had to face Pandora's brutal Captain Edwards, and some were inexcusably lost, drowned i n t h e i r manacles when Pandora ran on to a reef. The wreck was succeeded by a hazardous and astonishing passage in open boats to safety - to trial and possible death. Contemporary documents form the basis of (this) rousing account of the voy ag e, of P an do ra's crew and of her prisoners; of the Bounty midshipman George Stewart who married a beautiful Tahitian and whose romance was celebrated by Byron; of Mary Bryant, the girl convict from Botany Bay; and of the aimiable people of th e ' Isl a nd Par adi ses ' to whom the coming of ships' crews to the South Seas brought little but sorrow and degradation. Set against a background of perilous reefs and uncharted tropical seas, their story has all the power of history, and the pac e an d ex ci tme nt o f ad vent ure." Minor bump at top of spine, previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, light rubbing/soiling on rear panel , lig ht brow ning at bo ttom edge of flaps. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
20 Richards, Robert D. FREEDOM'S VOICE: THE PERILOUS PRESENT AND UNCERTAIN FUTURE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT.
Brassey's, Washington, (1998), first edition. 
177 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN: 1574881523 "The U.S. Constitution's First Amendment ensures freedom of speech and expression, but it has come increasingly under attack at the end of the twentieth century. Created two hundred years ago to protect unpopular views, to allow criticism of the government, to enable religious freedom and to give citizens a voice in government, its protection has recently been exploited by those who would douse a crucifix in urine, burn an American flag, or harass abortion clinic employees, to name just a few examples. As a result, many question its guarantees...(this book) chronicles the numerous assaults on free speech and expression that have occurred recently and shows how the lives of many ordinary citizens have been, or would be, affected adversely by the loss of First Amendment freedoms. (Richards) argues clearly and effectively that a strengthened, not weakened First Amendment is necessary to meet the challenges of the new millenium." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, small shallow dent on front hinge. NF/VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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