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BY-LAWS SELECTED FROM AMONG THOSE PASSED DURING THE YEARS 1859 TO 1922.  TOWNSHIP OF TRAFALGAR, PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
1 BY-LAWS SELECTED FROM AMONG THOSE PASSED DURING THE YEARS 1859 TO 1922. TOWNSHIP OF TRAFALGAR, PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
Oakville, Ontario Oakville Star 1923 Hard Cover Good- 
83 pp + (2 pp) Reeves and Deputies +(2 pp) Index to By-Laws, 9" H. Green cloth boards with red leather spine - date in gold on spine, gold lettering on front board. B&w photographs. By-laws include those: To provide for the obtaining and maintaining a Hall for the use of the Corporation of Trafalgar (1881); To Encourage Tree Planting in the Township of Trafalgar (1883); to Authorize the Purchase of the Bronte Harbor and Appurtenances and Other Lands in the Village of Bronte (1899); Respecting Public Morals (1899); To Commute a part of the Statute Labor of the Village of Omagh (1899); For Regulating the Time During which Stumps, Wood, Logs, Etc., May be Burned in the Open Air (1904); To Prohibit the Sale of Liquor in the Township of Trafalgar in the County of Halton (1906); To Grant Certain Privileges to the Nelson Telephone Company (1907); To Restrain Domestic Animals from Running at Large (1912); For Licensing, Regulating and Governing Billiard, Pool or Bagatelle Tables and Bowling Alleys in the Township of Trafalgar (1915); to Appoint a School Attendance Officer for the Township of Trafalgar (1920); etc., etc. The list of Reeves and Deputies at the back has been amended in pencil to update the information on Reeves to 1939, and on the front free endpaper to 1945. Two areas of light soiling in margins of page 43, small split in paper and a few areas of browning on inside front hinge, small crease at top corner of pages 13 to 18, light edge wear to boards, small piece missing at top/bottom of leather spine, tiny scuffs and rubbing on spine, figure 3 in date on spine is faded, boards have areas of slight discoloration, a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE EVENING OF NOVEMBER 24, 1837:  AN INTERPRETATION OF EVENTS OCCURRING 150 YEARS AGO - PREPARED AS A TALK AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TOWN OF YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON NOV. 24th, 1987.  WITH COMMENTS ON THEIR EFFECT IN REBELLION IN DEC., 1837, Adamson, Anthony Cawthra.
2 Adamson, Anthony Cawthra. THE EVENING OF NOVEMBER 24, 1837: AN INTERPRETATION OF EVENTS OCCURRING 150 YEARS AGO - PREPARED AS A TALK AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TOWN OF YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON NOV. 24th, 1987. WITH COMMENTS ON THEIR EFFECT IN REBELLION IN DEC., 1837
Toronto Town of York Historical Society 1987 No. 80 of a limited edt'n of 250 Copies Card covers in cerlox binding. Very Good 
20 pp, 11" H. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small sticker ghost mark on front cover, very minor soiling on rear cover, minor corner wear, two very small corner creases. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS IN WORLD WAR I., Barker, Ralph.
3 Barker, Ralph. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS IN WORLD WAR I.
Robinson, London, (2002), reprint. 
507 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos. ISBN 1841194700 "...the compelling story of the vital role played by the pioneer pilots and observers of the Royal Flying Corps who served their apprenticeships in the unforgiving skies of Wor ld War I. The RFC took part in all the major battles from Mons to the Somme, from Bloody April 1917, when the airmen suffered enormous casualties, through Third Ypres and Passchendaele, up to the chaotic retreat from Ludendorff's offensive and o n t o the threshold of victory. Drawing from letters and diaries of the men who took part, Ralph Barker successfully recreates an overview of the battlegrounds from the menacing skies above France and brings fresh off the pages the exhilaration of a e ri al combat in the little open-cockpit biplanes. Risking their lives for their country, suffering the strain of low-level flying, the debility of the 'shakes', and the ever-present fear that they would not return from a mission, these brave y oun g men nevertheless enjoyed comradeship and a true sense of bonding, between pilots and ground mechanics, observers and gunners." Interior - place, date and initials in ink on title page; a few pages with tiny bump/creaseat bottom corner; other wise c lean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edges of text block, fainr crease on spine, small corner crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ONTARIO COLLECTION., Bayer, Fern.  Foreword by the Honourable John Aird, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.  Preface by John White.
4 Bayer, Fern. Foreword by the Honourable John Aird, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Preface by John White. THE ONTARIO COLLECTION.
Markham, Ontario Ontario Heritage Foundation / Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1984 0889029792 / 9780889029798 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
388 pp, 11 1/2" H. B&w and colour reproductions. "(T)ells the unique story of over one hundred years of art collecting by successive Ontario governments, revealing for the first time the colourful history of the collection as a whole, as well as providing a complete, annotated catalogue of the more than 1100 works, by 450 artists, that make up Canada's first publicly-funded art collection." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
5 Berton, Pierre. THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 0771012357 / 9780771012358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Inscribed By Author
363 pp, 9 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, maps/battle plans. Inscribed on title page: "Pierre Berton / To Leon with my best wishes / Aug '85". "To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed the best way to bloody John Bull's nose. It would, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, be 'a mere matter of marching'. How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war - the common soldier as well as the generals. (C)owards and heroes, flawed generals and bumbling bureaucrats, traitors, loyalists, war profiteers, military incompetents and geniuses. (T)he War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers (of Upper Canada) a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours. The Canadian way of life, says Berton, has its roots in the invasion of Canada." Light toning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling; two tiny edge tears archivally taped; light browning on spine, flap-folds, top 1" of panels and top edge of flaps; several tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ELEVEN EXILES: ACCOUNTS OF LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION., Blakeley, Phyllis R. and Grant, John N., eds.  (John N. Grant, Phyllis R. Blakeley, Mary Archibald, Helen Caister Robinson, Darrel Butler, Donald Wetmore, Robert Morgan, Mary Beacock Fryer, Robert Allen.)
6 Blakeley, Phyllis R. and Grant, John N., eds. (John N. Grant, Phyllis R. Blakeley, Mary Archibald, Helen Caister Robinson, Darrel Butler, Donald Wetmore, Robert Morgan, Mary Beacock Fryer, Robert Allen.) ELEVEN EXILES: ACCOUNTS OF LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1982. 
336 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0919670636 B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "(This) is a personal account of the American Revolution. By focusing on eleven different people who were on the losing side of the American Revolution, and wh o had to make new lives for themselves in what remained of British North America, 'Eleven Exiles' reflects the major themes of those turbulent years. What were the attitudes of these men and women towards the significant social and politic a l i d e a s of the time? What motivated them to leave their homes and move to a wilderness? What challenges and hardships did they face?" Contents: Foreword; "....those in general called Loyalists: John Howe, Senior: Printer, Publisher, Post ma st e r, S py ; Fr a ncis Green: For Honour and the King; Josheph Durfee: Shelburne Pioneer; Molly Brant: Mohawk Heroine; Ward Chipman, Senior: A Founding Father of New Brunswick; William Schurman of Bedeque, Prince Edward Island; Sir John Johnso n o f J oh nso n H all : Kni gh t of the Revolution; Ranna Cossit: The Loyalist Rector of St. Georges, Sydney, Cape Breton Island; Sarah Sherwood: Wife and Mother, an "Invisible" Loyalist; Boston King: A Black Loyalist; Mr. Secretary Jarvis: William Jar vis of Conn ecti cut an d Yo rk; Appendices: Chronology of Major Events from 1763-1791; Diary of the Military Events of the American Revolution, 1775-1784; Bibliography; Index. Interior - one page with small corner crease, tiny paper fold at botto m of gu tter of pa ges 80/ 81, o ther wise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light shelf soiling on bottom of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SEMINAR ANNUAL.  O.G.S. SEMINAR '85.  (ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY.), Chester, Len, ed.  (George Hancocks, Francess Halpenny, Margaret Beckman, Patrick Brode, Stanley J. Burns, Robert J. Burns, Marcia Darling, Sheila M. Embleton, Donna L. Atkinson, Marian Fowler, Peter R. Knights, Glenn J. Lockwood, Joan Magee, Bennet
7 Chester, Len, ed. (George Hancocks, Francess Halpenny, Margaret Beckman, Patrick Brode, Stanley J. Burns, Robert J. Burns, Marcia Darling, Sheila M. Embleton, Donna L. Atkinson, Marian Fowler, Peter R. Knights, Glenn J. Lockwood, Joan Magee, Bennet SEMINAR ANNUAL. O.G.S. SEMINAR '85. (ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY.)
Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto, 1985. 
161 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0920036112 Contents: Preface; J. Richard Houston Memorial Lecture 1985 - Introduction - The Dictionary of Canadian Biography; The Best Gift: A Record of the Carnegie Libraries of Ontario; Sir John Beverley Robinson and the Roots of Legal Practice in Ontario; The Burns and Gamble Families of Yonge Street and York Township; Records and Resources of Toronto Trust Cemeteries; Maiden Name Retention: History and Current Attitudes; Early Canadian Diaries; The Role of Genealogy in Social History; Context for Community Genealogy and Local History: A Second Progress Report on the Beckwith Township History Project; A Nova Scotia Huguenot Family and Its Mayflower Connections; Canadian Immigration Records of Entry in Genealogical Research; Evaluating Genealogical Software; Nineteenth Century Photographs as Historical Documents; The Last Flight of HX 313; The Archives of Ontario and Genealogy; The Migration of Peoples; A Workshop With Professional Genealogists; The Resources of Religious Archives; The Authors. Interior - previous owner's name on inside of front cover, presentation stamp and previous owner's name on verso of title page, "received" stamp on inside of rear cover, slight curl to top corner of half of the pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small creases at top corner of front cover, slight bump at top of spine, small wrinkles on spine, very minor soiling. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CREDIT VALLEY GATEWAY: THE STORY OF PORT CREDIT., Clarkson, Betty.
8 Clarkson, Betty. CREDIT VALLEY GATEWAY: THE STORY OF PORT CREDIT.
Port Credit, Ontario Port Credit Public Library Board, Port Credit, Ontario, 1967. 1967 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
230 pp, 8vo (9" H) - green cloth with gold lettering on spine/front board. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Chapter headings: A Look at Port Credit Today; The Early Years; The Mississauga Indians and Trading; John Graves Simcoe; The Government Inn; Sale of Indian Land 1805; The Old Survey; The War of 1812-14; The Government Builds an Indian Village; Early Neighbours; The Mouth of the Credit; The Government Plans a Village and Harbour; Rebellion Years 1837; Growth of the Village; Government; The 1850's and the Railway; The Great Fire of 1855; Telegraph and Stonehookers; Mr. Capreol and Confederation; A Ride Through Port Credit in 1880; The End of the Century; Port Credit Becomes a Resort Area; Industry and Education; Port Credit Becomes an Incorporated Village; The Harbour; Yesterday and Today; A Walk Through the Old Section; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index. Two tiny corner bumps, light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor soiling, faint foxing marks near fore-edge of copyright and dedication pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GENTLEMAN DICK O' THE GREYS AND OTHER POEMS., Cockin, Hereward K.
9 Cockin, Hereward K. GENTLEMAN DICK O' THE GREYS AND OTHER POEMS.
C. Blackett Robinson, Toronto, 1889, 2nd edition. 
119 pp, 12mo (7" H), hard cover (black cloth with gold lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. A collection of patriotic, nostalgic, historical - very 'Victorian' - poems. School prize bookplate on front pastedown, page 1 to 38 slightly pulled from binding, pages lightly browned, light edge rubbing, a few faint small finger marks and a few tiny shallow dints on front cover, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spin e . G o o d + 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
10 Connaughton, Richard. A BRIEF HISTORY OF MODERN WAFARE. THE TRUE STORY OF CONFLICT FROM THE FALKLANDS TO AFGHANISTAN.
Constable & Robinson, London, 2008. 
452 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781845298500 B&w photographs, maps. "The greatness of a battle is determined not by its size or by the numbers of soldiers involved but rather by its effect and influence upon future events. In a series of thr illing recreations of eight of the most signicant military encounters of the last three decades, (the author) presents a fascinating insight into the nature of modern warfare and the influence it has on contemporary events. The conflicts incl u d e G o ose Green in the Falklands, the invasion of Grenada, Operation Desert Storm - the first modern Iraq War, operations in Mogadishu as immortalized in the book and film 'Blackhawk Down', the Siege of Gorazde and Operation Barras in Sierra Le on e, a s w el l as more recent events at Fallujah, Iraq and in Helmand Province, Afghanistan." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
11 Cooksley, Peter G. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: THE AIR VCs.
Wrens Park 1999 0905778340 / 9780905778341 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
204 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "Of more than 600 Victoria Crosses awarded to British and Empire servicemen during the First World War, nineteen were awarded to airmen of the newly formed Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. Of these, four were posthumous awards and all but one of the total were for officers. Some of these valorous airmen were from humble backgrounds and with limited education, others were collegiate men from wealthy families, but in the words of one senior officer they all had in common 'the guts of a lion'. (This book provides fascinating insights into the lives of these bravest of the brave, and of the circumstances in which they won their country's highest award for valour." Clean bright copy. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
12 Crane, Walter. OF THE DECORATIVE ILLUSTRATION OF BOOKS OLD AND NEW.
London Bracken 1984 0946495416 / 9780946495412 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
243 pp, 8vo (8" H). B&w illustrations. "Originally published in 1896, this survey of book illustration is both a comprehensive guide to many facets of early work in the field and important evidence of Victorian taste and the influences which shaped it. Walter Crane, as a leading designer and illustrator, was exceptionally well placed to survey the subject - indeed, some of the finest pieces among over 100 drawings reproduced here are those by Crane himself. Crane begins by describing the artist's role in producing manuscripts and early printed books up to the end of the sixteenth century, giving an account of Italian, French and (particularly) German work. He then moves to the beginning of 'modern illustration', which he dates from the work of Blake, and takes in most of the major Victorian exponents of the art, with examples from such men as Rossetti, Selwyn Image, Arthur Hughes, Laurence Housman, Howard Pyle and Will H. Bradley. The result is a book which has delighted the collector for many years, and is now in increasing demand among art historians and typographers." Faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper, light browning in margins of pages and to edges of text block, light wrinkling at fore-edge of pages 32 to 44 with two very small tears on fore-edge of pages 37 to 40 that are archivally taped. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES:  STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING., Damrosch, Leopold, Jr.
13 Damrosch, Leopold, Jr. GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES: STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1985, first edition. 
343 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0226135799 "Combining literary criticsm with psychology, sociology, and the history of ideas, (this book) offers a fresh approach to the often-asserted connection between Puritanism and the rise of the English novel. Its premise is that the Christian myth, far from serving as a simple, unified background to fiction, was paradoxical and full of potential conflicts, and that these were particularly vivid in the Puritan ima g i n a t i o n . The extraordinary power of Puritan psychology rests in the control it granted Providence over the individual. Yet as a basis for fiction, Puritanism confronted a paradox that is the central theme of Damrosch's study - the tensio n be tw ee n fi ct io ns that confess themselves to be fictional and the Puritan faith in human life as a narrative invented by God....Damrosch holds that the eighteenth-century novel was preeminently a novel of ideas, not simply illustrating or al lu din g t o i de as but te sti ng them and fighting with them. As such, individual masterpieces found unique solutions to shared cultural problems. They demand to be understood from within, even while an attempt is made to trace their historical de velo pmen t. Acc ord ingl y, D amro sch examines a series of major works in detail. After surveying Puritan ideas about the self, time, and language, he considers two very different modes of Puritan narrative: Milton's 'Paradise Lost' and Bunya n's autob iogra phy and all egori es. Damro sch then explores the transition to secular narrative in eloquent discussions of Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe', Richardson's 'Clarissa', and Fielding's 'Tom Jones'. A glance at Sterne's 'Tristram Shandy' co nclu des th e book , wi th re flect ions o n th e futu re of the novel in an age when providential pattern could no longer be asserted as synonymous with literary design." 1" faint line indentation on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket moderate w rinkl ing and a few tiny tears/ chips along t op ed ge, lig ht edge wear wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
14 Datlow, Ellen, ed. (Ian Watson, Spider Robinson, Nancy Kress, Robert Silverberg, Jack Dann, Barry Malzberg, Paul Nahin, Orson Scott Card, Melisa Michaels, Scott Baker, William Gibson, Kate Wilhelm, Gene Wolfe, Kathleen Westfall, Harlan Ellison, et THE FOURTH OMNI BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION. (IV)
General, Toronto, (1985), Ist printing. 
397 pp, mass market paperback. Contents: The Way of Cross and Dragon by George R.R. Martin; The Thousand Cuts by Ian Watson; Serpent's Teeth by Spider Robinson; Boundary Echoes by John M. Ford; With the Original Cast by Nancy Kress; Our Lady of the Sauropods by Robert Silverberg; Going Under by Jack Dann; Sigmund in Space by Barry N. Malzberg; The Invitation, by Paul J. Nahin; Unaccompanied Sonata, by Orson Scott Card; The Mickey Mouse Olympics by Tom Sullivan; I am Large, I Contain Multitudes by Meisa Michaels; The Lurking Duck by Scott Baker; Hinterlands by William Gibson; Sister Anger by Kate Wilhelm; Procreation by Gene Wolfe; When Auld's Acquaintance is Forgot by Harlan Ellison; The Ancient Mind at Work by Suzy McKee Charnas. Interior - pages browning very lightly, one page with large dog-ear, one with small corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, very small corner creases, soft creases to front cover, spine has two very faint creases. VG- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MOUNTED POLICE LIFE IN CANADA;  A RECORD OF THIRTY-ONE YEARS' SERVICE., Deane, R. Burton, Captain.
15 Deane, R. Burton, Captain. MOUNTED POLICE LIFE IN CANADA; A RECORD OF THIRTY-ONE YEARS' SERVICE.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
312 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. Fold-out map. A facsimile of the edition published by Cassell and Company, London, 1916. "When Inspector Burton Deane left for Regina in 1883 to join the staff of the headquarters of the Royal North-West Mounted Police, he was told in Ottawa that he would find the Mounties an 'armed mob'. He was not disappointed. The ten-year-old force did not have one standing order or regulation, and it was his responsibility to compose regulations for the force, and to establish Mounted Police law. As adjutant to the commissioner and supervisor of the Regina post, he was responsible for establishing all administrative procedure, and he was always at the nerve-centre of every major development on the Prairies in those years. He administered the white man's dealings with the Indians, and in 1885 the captured Riel was put in his custody. His intimate contact with his prisoner makes fascinating reading. But shortly afterward, conflict with the controversial and difficult new commissioner, Lawrence Herchmer, led to his transfer to Lethbridge, where he was Supervisor for 'fourteen happy years'. His ardent persecution of cattle and horse thieves and smugglers led him to arrest a good friend of a Dominion Cabinet minister, winning him a transfer to the remote and tiny outpost of Maple Creek. There he patrolled a large section of the Canadian Pacific Railway, until friendlier forces in government assigned him to command of the post at Calgary." Faint line indentation across spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, knife cut across spine - archivally taped on inside, very small tear at bottom of rear flap-fold - archivally taped. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
16 Dejevsky, Mary, introduction. THE BRITANNICA GUIDE TO RUSSIA. THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE NATION, ITS PEOPLE, AND CULTURE.
Constable & Robinson, London, 2009. 
332 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781845299217 B&w illustrations. "Out of the ashes of the Cold War, a new superpower has emerged. From the collapse of the Soviet Union to the rise of the oligarchs, the presidency of Vladimir Putin, and the sh ifting balance of power between the world's superpowers, the Britannica Guide offers a comprehensive account of the history of this complex and fascinating nation since 1917. The Guide also gives a panoramic overview of the everyday life and r i c h c ulture of Russia, including portraits of the great writers, artists, and thinkers who have shaped the country. In her wide-ranging introduction, political commentator Mary Dejevsky looks at the recent past and the possible future for Ru s si a as i t r egains its status in the new world order." Interior - very soft corner crease on pages 221 to 241, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SKETCHES BY BOZ., Dickens, Charles.
17 Dickens, Charles. SKETCHES BY BOZ.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - T.H. Robinson. 
558 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, integral ribbon bookmark, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** A collection of 56 short pieces originally published in newspapers and periodicals concerning London life and including Dickens' first published fiction. The sketches are gathered under four headings: Our Parish; Scenes; Characters; and Tales and include: The Election for Beadle; Scotland Yard; Seven Dials; Hackney-Coach Stands; Greenwich Fair; Vauxhall Gardens by Day; Omnibuses; Public Dinners; Gin-Shops; The Pawnbroker's Shop; Criminal Courts; A Visit to Newgate; A Christmas Dinner; The Dancing Academy; Shabby-Genteel People; The Boarding-House; The Tuggses at Ramsgate; The Black Veil; The Bloomsbury Christening; The Drunkard's Death, etc. Scattered tiny foxing marks on preliminary pages and a few of the last pages, light browning and tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear, a few faint rub marks on top edge gilt. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE REGENT'S DAUGHTER., Dumas, Alexandre.  Introduction by F.M. Robinson.
18 Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by F.M. Robinson. THE REGENT'S DAUGHTER.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Paul Hardy. 
443 pp + publisher's catalogue at rear, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, including frontispiece. Set in Regency France, an historical novel of adventure, conspiracy and romance. Previous owner's contemporary bookplate on front pastedown, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, a few tiny foxing marks and a small light scuff on fore-edge of text block, very minor edge and corner wear. Slipcase has moderate edge wear - heavy at top/bottom rear edges with loss of paper. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CONSPIRATORS., Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by F. Mabel Robinson.  Illustrated by Paul Hardy.
19 Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by F. Mabel Robinson. Illustrated by Paul Hardy. THE CONSPIRATORS.
Collins, London, n.d. (Collins' Clear-Type Press.) 
444 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), hard cover (burgundy cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine), in pictorial dust jacket (with ad for Waterman's Pens on rear, 2/- price, colour illustration and series number 256 on spine). Burgundy endpapers, sep iatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. One of 'The (French) Regency Romances'. Light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, very small bump/tiny tear at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge w e a r / wrinkling, two very small closed tears light rubbing/soiling, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE VAMPIRE FILES (1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 9).  #1. BLOOD LIST. #2. LIFEBLOOD. #3. BLOODCIRCLE. #4. ART IN THE BLOOD. #5. FIRE IN THE BLOOD. #6. BLOOD ON THE WATER. #7. CHILL IN THE BLOOD. #9. LADY CRYMSYN.  PLUS: QUINCEY MORRIS, VAMPIRE.  9 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Elrod, P.N.  (Patricia Nead Elrod.)
20 Elrod, P.N. (Patricia Nead Elrod.) THE VAMPIRE FILES (1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 9). #1. BLOOD LIST. #2. LIFEBLOOD. #3. BLOODCIRCLE. #4. ART IN THE BLOOD. #5. FIRE IN THE BLOOD. #6. BLOOD ON THE WATER. #7. CHILL IN THE BLOOD. #9. LADY CRYMSYN. PLUS: QUINCEY MORRIS, VAMPIRE. 9 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Ace Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Vito DeVito (1,2,4-6), F. Gambino (3, 7), Paul Robinson (9), Jamie Murray (Quincey Morris). 
The first seven volumes of "The Vampire Files", plus volume 9, plus "Quincey Morris, Vampire" (not part of this series, but vampire-related) - 9 books in total. 6 3/4" H. Book 1. Bloodlist - 200 pp, 1990 1st printing, ISBN 0441067956 - "I've always had a weak spot for strange ladies. One very beautiful girl had even warned me that she was - get this - a vampire. But did I listen? No. Well, before you know it, I'm being chased by an ugly thug with a gun, and a bullet blasts its way through my back, and - believe it or not - nothing happened. I survived! How? You guessed it. I, Jack Fleming, ace reporter, had been transformed into - a vampire! Which has its advantages. You never die, you never grow old, you sleep all day, and best of all - you can hunt down your own murderer." Book 2. Lifeblood - 202 pp, 1990 5th printing, ISBN 0441847765 - "As nosferatu go, I'm basically a nice guy. Sure, I need a little blood now and then, but I never meant to hurt anyone. Too bad some people don't feel the same about me. Now I've got a bunch of crazy vampire-hunters on my trail, armed with crosses, silver bullets, and sharp wooden stakes. How did they find out about me? Why are they - pardon the expression - out for my blood? I don't know, but I'm going to get some answers even if it kills me - again." Book 3. Bloodcircle - 202 pp, 1990 6th printing, ISBN 0441067174 - "As a vampire, I have a number of handy skills - I can hypnotize mortals, walk through walls, and shrug off bullets like insults. The one thing I haven't been able to manage, so far, is to find the woman who made me what I am. Until now. Her trail has led me to the palatial estate of a wealthy widow - and a two hundred-year-old gigolo with a taste for young blood. He claims not to know where my long-lost lady is - or who is trying to kill me - but then again, you can never trust a vampire." Book 4. Art in the Blood - 195 pp, 1991 1st printing, ISBN 0441859453 - "(W)hen the career of a talented young artist is fatally cut short, I know I won't sleep easy in my coffin until I find the killer. But the world of high art - with its big money, bigger egos, and expensive forgeries - makes even bloodsucking seem simple. And safer. Dead artists can live forever. An undead detective may not be so lucky - ." Book 5. Fire in theBlood - 198 pp, 1991 3rd printing, ISBN 0441859451 - "Even the dead have to work for a living. This time, a priceless heirloom bracelet's been stolen from the wealthy Sebastian Pierece. And guess who's been hired to find it? Pierce has plenty of hard cash, a soft heart - and a hot-blooded daughter named Marian. Marian has big eyes for yours truly - and a very jealous boyfriend. And me? I have a night job I can really sink my teeth into." Book 6. Blood on the Water - 199 pp, 1992 2nd printing, ISBN 044185947X - "There's a new crime boss in town and he's gunning for a vampire. So are the police. Lucky me. What's worse, my thirst for the red stuff is getting out of control. I'm not sure what scares me mroe: the mob - or the darkness gnawing at my gut. When Chicago gets this hot, even a vampire can get burned." Book 7. A Chill in the Blood - 327 pp, 1999 1st PB printing, ISBN 0441006272 - "(B)eing a vampire with morals is no midnight stroll on the streets of post-prohibition Chicago. In the city of sin, the gangs still rule - and they're on the brink of an all-out war. Neither crooks nor cops care how much blood, innocent or otherwise, flows during the fight. But Jack does. Caught between the local hoods and the boys from New York, Jack has to stop the battle before it starts. But how much of his remaining humanity will he have to give up to do it?" Book 9. Lady Crymsyn - 410 pp, 2001 1st PB printing, ISBN 0441008739 - "(Jack) has made a good bit of money cleaning up the streets of post-prohibition Chicago - enough to realize his long-time dream of owning a nightclub where a man can get a legal drink, and where Jack's songbird girlfriend can headline the floor show. But renovations on the speakeasy come to a crashing halt when workmen discover the skeletal remains of a woman's body - clad in a distinctive red dress - walled up in the basement. Jack may have become a creature of the night, but he's still a man with a strong sense of justice. And he won't rest until he finds out who killed the lady in red - even if it means resurrecting secrets the mob would kill to keep buried." Plus: Quincey Morris, Vampire - 336 pp, Baen Publishing 2001 first printing, ISBN 0671319844 - "Rough and ready Texan Quincey Morris thrust his Bowie knife into Dracula's heart, bringing an end to the quintessential battle between the living and the Un-Dead. It also brought an end to Quincey as he bled his life away into the chill earth of Transylvania. Or so he thought. Waking to the night, surrounded by ravenous wolves, he finds himself plunged into his greates adventure yet: life beyond life - as a vampire. To survive, he must quickly adapt to his dark change. At the hands of his savage mentor it's a hard, painful process, but Quincey is determined to escape the wilderness and return to his grieving friends. However, Professor Van Helsing has convinced them that the only good vampire is a dead one. Seen as an acolyte of their greatest enemy, can Quincey persuade them to accept his change, or will a lifetime of friendship end in bloody betrayal? And for whom?" Interiors - one book with a large stamp from bookstore on first page, two books with light browning on inside of covers, three books with very light browning on inside of covers and one book on pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - edge wear varies from minor to light, two books with a very light spine crease, three books with slight spine lean, one book with light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
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