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1 Aiken, Conrad. SELECTED POEMS.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1929 First, limited edition. Hard Cover Fair Signed by Author
361 pp, 8 1/2" H. Green cloth spine with gilt lettering/decorative banding, patterned paper-covered boards. *Lacking the publisher's slipcase.* No. 3 of 210 copies, numbered and signed by Conrad Aiken on the limitation page. Aiken was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for 'Selected Poems' in 1930. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Adrianne / on the way to / Hollywood / from / Philip Merivale / March : 1932". Philip Merivale was born in India, began his acting and screenwriting career in England, later moving to Los Angeles. This book is from the library of the actor Raymond Massey and we presume the 'Adrianne' of the dedication was Massey's first wife, Adrianne Allen (m.1929-1939). Ms. Allen is perhaps best known for her role in Noel Coward's 'Private Lives'. Following her divorce from Massey, Ms. Allen married American lawyer, William Dwight Whitney (and Massey married Whitney's ex-wife). In 1957 she joined her daughter, Anna Massey and Philip Merivale's son, John Merivale, in the Broadway production "The Reluctant Debutante", playing Sheila Broadbent, mother of the character played by Anna. Many pages have not been opened and others have rough edges from opening, several edge tears (archivally taped) or pieces missing from margins/corners between pages 329 & 336 - no text missing, age darkening to edges of text block - especially top of text block, moderate to heavy edge wear to boards - more at corners, browning to spine, light browning and some thin brown stains on boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, line dent across bottom of text block, small bump at top edge of rear board. 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
FROM WILDER SHORES: THE TABLES OF MY TRAVELS., Blanch, Lelsey.
2 Blanch, Lelsey. FROM WILDER SHORES: THE TABLES OF MY TRAVELS.
John Murray, London, 1989, first edition. 
179 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0719546923 8 colour illustrations. "This is not a cookbook in the usual sense. Nor is it strictly a travel book though it does tell somehing of far lands (Afghanistan, Roumania, Iran, Turkey, France, etc.) and circumstances, of local dishes in local settings from Rothschild feasts to Turcoman tents and the tables of Hollywood. Lesley Blanch herself describes it as a sketchbook, a work of nostalgia which evokes dishes, pl a c e s a n d people encountered while on the move through life. Here are Pushtu kebabs of lamb marinated in yoghurt and vinegar, shared with dusty but sumptuous Afghan horsemen, their eyes rimmed with kohl and their guns studded with turquoise; h er e br ea d a nd velvet - rough brown bread and thick clotted cream,offered at a Turkish wedding feast. Here also is kasha pilaff of buckwheat, egg and wild mushrooms, once cooked over a brushwood fire when partisans held up the Orient Express. An d her e a re 's tch ee' a la Stravinsky, Count Rumford's soup, cucumber sandwiches as Tolstoy ate them at Yasnaya Polyana, and 'tsuica' drunk to gypsy music in the garden restaurants of a Bucharest no longer to be found." Minor wrinkling at to p/bo tt om o f sp ine . d ust jacket has been price-clipped, very light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 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 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 10th ROYAL HUSSARS (PRINCE OF WALES'S OWN).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Brander, Michael.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
4 Brander, Michael. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE 10th ROYAL HUSSARS (PRINCE OF WALES'S OWN). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1969, first edition. 
137 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Brigadier Humphrey Gore, who raised the 10th Dragoons in 1715, and General Sir David Dawney, Colonel in 1969, each had a son in the regiment, as also did many of t he Colonels between them, including King Edward VII, for such close family relationships at all levels were a feature in the Tenth, with the same names appearing generation after generation. Hence in a very intimate way the regiment has al w a y s b e e n 'Proud of Their Man'. The Tenth has also always been notable for the Cavalry Spirit, that elusive quality, which has nothing to do with horses, implying light-hearted dash and daring, pride in discipline combined with independence o f mi nd an d ju dg ement, the ability to assess odds quickly and take instant and correct decisions, enduring courage and leadership. It was noticeable before Warburg in 1760 in Major Davenport's letters. It was there before they became the Pr inc e of Wal e s's O wn Hus sars and the smartest regiment in the British Army. It was there at Waterloo, when they led the decisive charge of the day, and right down through the years and the campaigns it has always been evident. Whether in intr oduc in g p olo to Eng lan d, or d eveloping new tactics in battle, the Tenth was always in the lead. In the Boer War, when they exchanged gay uniforms for khaki, in the 14-18 War, when they fought amost entirely dismounted, in the 39-45 War, when they ha d co nver ted to t anks , a nd th rough every change of role since, these qualities remained unaltered, epitomised in the regimental saying 'Once a Tenth Hussar, always a Tenth Hussar', and in their pride as 'The Shiners', outshining all others ." Inclu des t he m usic f or th e Re giment al March Past. Faint cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, book is slightly cocked, light browning to edges of textblock, two tiny corner creases, light wrinkling ast top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipp ed, h as wrin kling at to p/botto m of spine and flap-folds, moderate browning on spine and flap-folds - light elsewhere, a few tiny tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. Very Good/Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
5 Bridgewater, Alan and Bridgewater, Gill. THE WOODWORKER'S SOLUTION BOOK: OVER 200 ANSWERS TO YOUR TOP WOODWORKING PROBLEMS.
Cincinnati, Ohio Popular Wood Working Books 1998 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
128 pp. Profusely illustrated in color. "Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, sooner or later you are going to come up against an unforeseen problem - your lumber is full of knots, your newly-made cabinet won't fit flush to the wall, your planer is cutting an uneven surface, you dropped something heavy on your new tabletop and dented it or your careful coat of varnish has dried rough - now what you need is a clever, quick solution to your problem. (This book) is the ideal companion to have by your side at such moments. It contains 50 of the questions most commonly asked by woodworkers in magazines and on the Internet. - An easy-to-use question and answer format provides multiple solutions to each question so that you can find the answer most suited to your needs. Problems and solutions are presented visually with clear close-up photography and diagrams showing what went wrong and how to fix it" Minor edge wear/rubbing to covers. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
A LOST LADY., Cather, Willa.  Introduction by J.B. Priestley.
6 Cather, Willa. Introduction by J.B. Priestley. A LOST LADY.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1961. 
174 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "....the story of Marian Forrester as seen largely through the eyes of Niel Herbert. Mrs. Forrester's tragedy is that of a decline from the society of her equals - her husband and the other members of the Nebraska Railroad aristocracy - to the society of Ivy Peters, a vigorous village rough. Niel Herbert, who at first idolized Mrs. Forrester and was more than a little in love with her, at last came to see her without illusion: experie nce and travel had gradually brought him understanding of the changes both in Mrs. Forrester and in Sweet Water, where most of her tragedy occurred." Light dye stain at top of front inside hinge, book slightly cocked, a few small light liq u i d m a r k s on fore-edge and bottom of textblock, small bump at bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling, one very small edge tear, light soiling on rear panel, light liquid marks on flap-folds - mai nl y re a r, c re as es at fore-edge of front flap. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Cluness, A.T. THE SHETLAND ISLES. THE COUNTY BOOKS SERIES.
London Robert Hale 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
308 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. "Here is a detailed description of the islands with their headlands, skerries, tide-streams and lonely tarns; the inhabitants are more intimately and accurately analysed and depicted than ever before. The individuality of the Shetlander is well-known; here that individuality is explained. The saga of the race's endurance and successful efforts throughout the ages to wrest a livelihood from the ocean occupies a fair part of the book, while misconceptions of the Southron regarding the isles are so firmly exposed that the book will alter radically the existing ideas of both English and Scots about the islands and their inhabitants. Space has been devoted to legend and folk-lore, and philologists will find much of interest in the chapters treating of the dialect, which, the author claims, still contains the purest survivals in the British Isles of old Norn and Anglo-Saxon tongues. And throughout there is the rough of the sea, playing its part in the lives of the Shetlander, from the days when Leif the Lucky sailed past Furthurstrander to the times of the Altmark and the Hood. The ornithologist will have especial pleasure in the fine photographs of sea bird life." Light browning on endpapers, darkening to board edges, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump at board corners, small bump to bottom corner of most pages - heaviest on pages 225 to 240, book slightly cocked, faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has archival tape down inside of rear hinge, moderate browning - mainly on rear panel, edge creasing, several small closed tears, large chips at top of spine, light edge wear, small waterstains on spine - now protected in removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROUGH NOTES OF SEVEN CAMPAIGNS IN PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE AND AMERICA DURING THE YEARS 1809-1815., Cooper, John Spencer.  Introduction by Ian Fletcher.
8 Cooper, John Spencer. Introduction by Ian Fletcher. ROUGH NOTES OF SEVEN CAMPAIGNS IN PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE AND AMERICA DURING THE YEARS 1809-1815.
Spellmount, Staplehurst, 1996. 
150 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 187337665 B&w frontispiece. "....one of the very best - and one of the most sought after - of the many volumes of Peninsular reminiscences. Originally published in 1869, 'Rough Notes' is an account of the military career of a man who saw action with the 7th (Royal Fusiliers) at many of the greatest battles and sieges of the Peninsular War, including Talavera, Busaco, Albuera, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Vittoria and the Pyrenee s . . . . a w o n derful book which combines much detail of the day-to-day life of a soldier in Wellington's army, with honest and vivid accounts of the battles in which he took part. Undoubtedly, this is one of the finest personal accounts of the P en in su la r W ar a nd of the ill-fated New Orleans campaign of 1815." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, a few soft creases at bottom of rear panel, m ino r r ubb ing . Ve ry Go od+ /Ve ry Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
THE REAL FIGARO: THE EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF CARON DE BEAUMARCHAIS., Cox, Cynthia.
9 Cox, Cynthia. THE REAL FIGARO: THE EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF CARON DE BEAUMARCHAIS.
Coward-McCann, New York, 1963, first American edition. 
212 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "(A) biography of a brilliant and impudent man living in eighteenth-century France: Caron de Beaumarchais. It was a life of fantastic adventure. Inventor, secret agent, politician, c ourtier, publisher and supplier of arms to the American colonies, Beaumarchais also wrote plays. Music lovers enchanted by Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro" and Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville' remember that they are based on the brillian t c o m e d i e s of Beaumarchais. Born Pierre Caron in 1732, Beaumarchais was the son of a prosperous Parisian clockmaker. As a child, he was apprenticed to his father, became fairly famous in the field of watchmaking and invented several new an d c om pl ic at ed d ev ices. He soon found wider scope by buying an appointment at the Court of Louis XV, where he swiftly rose to the highest favor. The King sent him on a secret mission to Madrid, and he returned to find himself accused of for ge ry an d e mbe zzl eme nt. H e became emeshed in a series of legal actions in which he fought vigorously to maintain his honor. Louis XV, meanwhile, sent him secretly to London to stop a blackmailer from publishing scandal about the royal mist res s, Mada me d u Ba rry. Th e ne xt K ing, Louis XVI, gave him two similar missions; the first, to smother a scurrilous attempt to libel Marie-Antoinette, took him to London, Amsterdam and Vienna; the second, to recover some papers of the late K ing whi ch we re of expl osive impo rtanc e, in volved him in London with the extraordinary Chevalier d'Eon, a secret agent who, on occasion, wore female dress and was widely (but wrongly) believed to be a woman. While in England, Beaumarchais al lied him self w ith th e caus e of t he Ame rican coloni es; and when Louis XVI refused to aid the rebels openly, Beaumarchais organized a private firm to supply them with arms and munitions as well as ships, with astonishing results. Meanwhile, h is pl ay 'T he Barb er of S eville' had be en accl aimed and its sequel, 'The Marriage of Figaro', so audaciously mocked the Government that for five years the King forbade its performance. But when public readings spread its fame, and when the b an was reluc tantly l ifted, a ll Paris fought to see i t. Wh en the R evolution broke out, Beaumarchais witnessed the storming of the Bastille. In 1792 false rumors caused an hysterical mob to invade his ostentatious mansion; he escaped to a fr iend's house. Later he was arre sted, rel eased th rough inf luence of a woma n, and after further adventures he found himself a proscribed refugee in Hamburg. He returned to France in 1796 and died there three years later." A few small faint fo xing ma rks on free endpa pers, ligh t wrinklin g at top/ bottom of spine, very small dint at top edge of front board, tiny foxint marks at edges of illustration pages. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling/creasing - m ainly at top/bo ttom of spi ne and flap -folds, tin y closed t ears at bo ttom of spine and on rear hinge, minor foxing on edges of flaps. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A GOOD KEEN GIRL., Crump, Barry.  Illustrated by Tony Stones.  Jacket design by Tony and Cushla Stones.
10 Crump, Barry. Illustrated by Tony Stones. Jacket design by Tony and Cushla Stones. A GOOD KEEN GIRL.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, New Zealand, 1970, first edition. 
155 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 589004956 B&w illustrations. Set in New Zealand. "(Kersey Hooper) could handle dogs; he could handle stock; he could handle the Blackrange. But could he handle the good keen girl whom he b rough home as the Mistress of Blackrange Station? Born under Virgo (his fortunate gemstone was the sardonyx) Kersey Hooper married a Capricorn. It should have been OK, because at their first contact the planets Mars, Uranus and Pluto were a l l w i t h in the orbs of a conjunction in the Twelfth House of the Ingress Map, and the Vernal Equinox was happening at the time. It should have been OK. But what actually happened to Kersey and Faith wasn't in the 'Astrological Almanac' - a n d, w ha t i s mo re , farm-management under the rules of the Zodiac wasn't nearly as easy as it looked...." The author's ninth book. Small business label on front pastedown, top corner of free front endpaper has been clipped, small soft crease a t t op cor ne r o f pag es, slight fading to top edge of boards, small bump to top corner of both boards, slight bump to top of spine, tiny bump to bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light wrinkling along top edge, lig ht rubb ing - m ain ly o n rear pan el, 2" piece of old tape residue on rear panel. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE IN LOVE:  THE PRIVATE PASSIONS OF PRINCE CHARLES EDWARD STUART., Douglas, Hugh.
11 Douglas, Hugh. BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE IN LOVE: THE PRIVATE PASSIONS OF PRINCE CHARLES EDWARD STUART.
Alan Sutton, Stroud, 1995, first edition. 
242 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0750906057 B&w illustrations. "Starting from the inherited tendencies of his unstable mother, this book follows Charles's involvements with women, from the passionate, illicit affair with his cousin, Louise de Montbazon, following his return from the '45, which resulted in a son, and his cruel arrogance when he took a new mistress replacing her, to his rough treatment of Clementine Walkinshaw, who had nursed him in 1746, and w h o s a c rificed herself for him. She came to live with him, and bore him a daughter, the 'bonnie lass of Albany', his comfort when the dynastic marriage he eventually made with the young Princess Louise of Stolberg came apart, leaving him an e ld er ly cu ck ol d. Judged the wild man of Europe as a result of his scandalous behaviour, Charles's boorishness and drunkenness had cost him the stability he craved, and in his later years he was both ill and lonely, turning to his daughter to s ati sfy hi s lo ngi ng for the love that he had so easily cast aside in his earlier stormy relationships. She became the pride of his life, and when he died four years later, it was with the promise that she would be his rightful heir....this tim ely book pro vi des a re -ex amination of the Scottish hero whose flawed character and lack of success in love undoubtedly influenced his relations with the royal courts of Europe and played an important part in his role in the history of Scotl and and Engla nd, p erh aps contr ibut ing as much to the defeat of the Jacobite cause as 'Butcher' Cumberland's musket fire at Culloden." Samll bump at three corners, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/botto m of spi ne and flap- fold s, m inor r ubbin g. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 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.)
12 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
 
 
THE SHEIKH AND THE DUSTBIN AND OTHER McAUSLAN STORIES., Fraser, George MacDonald.  Cover illustration by Quentin Blake.
13 Fraser, George MacDonald. Cover illustration by Quentin Blake. THE SHEIKH AND THE DUSTBIN AND OTHER McAUSLAN STORIES.
Collins Harvill, London, 1988, 1st edition. 
189 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 000222707X Export edition, without price on dust jacket flap. Continues the career of "The Dirtiest Soldier in the World", Private McAuslan, first seen in "The General Danced at Dawn" and th en in "McAuslan in the Rough". In these pages "he appears as the unlikeliest of batmen to his long-suffering protector and persecutor, Lieutenant Dand MacNeill, as guardroom philosopher and adviser to the leader of the Riff Rebellion, as t r e n c h a n t commentator on Scotland's World Cup performance, and even as Lance-Corporal McAuslan, the Mad Tyrant of Three Section. Whether map-reading his erratic way through the Sahara by night, confronting mobs of Arab rioter ('Mither o' Goa d! Wu ll y e lo ok at yon!), or falling hapless victim to the plots of poachers and illicit distillers in the wilds of darkest Perthshire, McAuslan's talent for comic catastrophe is as sure as ever, waking happy memories of an Army life and chara cte r s t hat ar e fas t f a ding away." Faint cigarette odor, light soiling to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear - mainly at top of hinges, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
McAUSLAN IN THE ROUGH AND OTHER STORIES.  (CONTAINS:  BO GEESTY; JOHNNIE COPE IN THE MORNING; GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, PRIVATE INFORMATION; PARFIT GENTIL KNIGHT, BUT; FLY MEN; McAUSLAN IN THE ROUGH; HIS MAJESTY SAYS GOOD-DAY.), Fraser, George MacDonald.  Dust jacket art by Philip Van Aver.
14 Fraser, George MacDonald. Dust jacket art by Philip Van Aver. McAUSLAN IN THE ROUGH AND OTHER STORIES. (CONTAINS: BO GEESTY; JOHNNIE COPE IN THE MORNING; GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, PRIVATE INFORMATION; PARFIT GENTIL KNIGHT, BUT; FLY MEN; McAUSLAN IN THE ROUGH; HIS MAJESTY SAYS GOOD-DAY.)
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1974, first US edition. 
209 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0394493036 "Once again, George MacDonald Fraser turns from the gloriously scandalous Flashman sagas to chronicle the hilarious postwar adventures of a certain very Scottish Highland Regiment, which first swung into view in 'The General Danced at Dawn' and is the home of the shambling Tartan Caliban, Private McAuslan, the Dirtiest Soldier in the World, and his sorely tried commander, Lieutenant Dand MacNeil. Here are further ast o n i s h i n g episodes as McAuslan and MacNeill - Scottish Piltdown Man versus that flower of regimental dash and cunning - are pitted against each other in: The Desert Mystery of Port Yarhuna; The Great Regimental Quiz; McAuslan in Love; And His F in es t (a nd F un niest) Hour....as caddy to that rugged Caledonian Eminence, The Regimental Sergeant Major, in a golf game whose ferocity and intrigue make the Open Championship at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews pale into obliv ion . A H ig hla nd Fli ng of a book, bursting with joyous recollection; a toast to absent friends and to a world gone by." Fading to top/bottom edges of boards, very small bump at corners, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, two creases at bo ttom co rner of pag es 205/6, tiny tear at top of page 59/60, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has very light browning at edges, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and fla p-fo lds . Go od+/ Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
INDIA CALLING: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF A NATION'S REMAKING., Giridharadas, Anand.
15 Giridharadas, Anand. INDIA CALLING: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF A NATION'S REMAKING.
Times / Henry Holt, New York, 2011, first edition. 
273 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9780805091779 "(B)rings to life the people and the dilemmas of India today, through the prism of (Giridharadas') emigre family history and his childhood memories of India. Traveling th rough villages and small towns and big cities, he introduces us to entrepreneurs, radicals, industrialists, and religious seekers, but, most of all, to Indian families. As he finds his way in a country at once familiar and surprising, (he) writ e s i n vivid detail of India's own reinventions: how parents and children, husbands and wives, cousins and siblings are seizing hold of their destinies, bending the meaning of Indianness, and enduring the pangs of the old birthing the new. Throug h th e ir stories and his own, he paints an intimate portrait of a country becoming modern while striving to remain itself." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at top of rear flap. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
16 Henley, Brian. 1846 HAMILTON: FROM A FRONTIER TOWN TO THE AMBITIOUS CITY.
(North Shore, Burlington, Ontario, 1995). 
142 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w illus. "...paints a vivid portrait of the community as it evolves from a rough and ready frontier town into the Ambitious 'Little' City...tells of the fierce newspaper wars, the muddy streets, the disastrous fires and the beauty of the emerging community in this collection of stories from the mid-1840s." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear/rubbing, corner creases, spine flat and uncreased. VG- 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE LITTLE SCHOOLS OF GREY., Hubbert,  Mildred Young.
17 Hubbert, Mildred Young. THE LITTLE SCHOOLS OF GREY.
Heathcote, Ontario Conestoga Press 1982 0919615015 / 9780919615014 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
116 pp, 10 1/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Stories of the schools, teachers and pupils of Grey County, Ontario at the end of the 19th/beginning of the 20th century. Contents: Preface; Foreword; They raised a house at the crossroads; Those who lighted the lamps; They held the public purse as though it were their own; The haunted schools of Glenelg; Around the kitchen table; What did you learn today?; First you have to get their attention; It wasn't all academic; Beyond the schoolyard gate; The roads were long and the games were rough; When knowledge was called to account; The schools of Grey in Ontario; Appendix; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
18 Keegan, John. BATTLE AT SEA: FROM MAN-OF-WAR TO SUBMARINE.
Pimlico, London, 1993. 
292 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w plates, maps/battle plans. ISBN 0712659919 "In 'Battle at Sea (previously 'The Price of Admiralty') John Keegan applies to maritime warfare the technique that he put to such brilliant effect in his classic of war on land, 'The Face of Battle'. He concentrates on four key conflicts: Trafalgar, Jutland, Midway and the Battle of the Atlantic. He takes us into the very heart of the fighting while providing a remarkable panoramic view of naval warfare th rough the centuries." Interior - minor browning in margins of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edges of text block. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
ROUGH RHYMES OF A PADRE., Kennedy, G.A. Studdert, M.C., C.F.  "Woodbine Willie".  Introduction by Llewellyn H. Gwynne.
19 Kennedy, G.A. Studdert, M.C., C.F. "Woodbine Willie". Introduction by Llewellyn H. Gwynne. ROUGH RHYMES OF A PADRE.
Hodder & Stoughton, Toronto, 1918, first Canadian edition. 
99 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. A collection of poems by a padre who served with the 46th and 24th Infantry Divisions of the B.E.F. during World War I. He earned th e nickname "Woodbine Willie" for dispensing the practical comfort of cigarettes along with his prayers for wounded and dying soldiers in France. Includes: The Sorrow of God; Prayer Before an Attack; Christmas; A Scrap of Paper; A Mother Un d e r s t a n d s ; English Land in France; His Mate; What are We Fighting for?, etc. Samll greeting inscription on preliminary page, book cracked at pages 86/87 and 38/39 - pages holding firmly, very small erased pencil check mark on page 98, spin e sl ig ht ly t wi st ed , darkening and foxing on top of textblock, a few tiny foxing marks on fore-edge of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, damp mark at fore-edge of front board, light soiling. Good+ 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN GUN:  A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS., Kyle, Chris.  With William Doyle.  Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice.  Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle.
20 Kyle, Chris. With William Doyle. Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice. Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle. AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS.
New York William Morrow 2013 0062242717 / 9780062242716 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Drawing on his unmatched firearms knowledge and combat experience, Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell (American history): the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt. 45 revolver, Winchester rifle, Springfield 1903 rifle, Thompson submachine gun, 1911 pistol, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. Through them, he revisits thrilling turning points in American history, including the single sniper shot that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettsyburg, the 'gun that won the West', and the weapons that gave U.S. soldiers an edge in the world wars and beyond. This is also the story of how firearms innovation, creativity, and industrial genius has constantly pushed American history - and power - forward." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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