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1 Bennett, Mark; Skuka, Tom; Long, Steven S.; Andrews, Kris; Thrush, David. Cover illustration by Larry Elmore. Interior illustrations by Albert Deschesne, Ben Edlund. FANTASY HERO COMPANION II. A SOURCEBOOK FOR FANTASY HERO.
Iron Crown Enterprises, Charlottesville, VA, 1992. 
160 pp, 10 7/8" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. "This all-new supplement contains new spells, magic items, organizations and optional rules for 'Fantasy Hero', the epic sourcebook for fantasy using the 'Hero System'. Both players and gamemasters alike will find valuable information within the 'Fantasy Hero Companion II'...includes rules for ships and naval combat, jousting, new magic options, new organizations, more locations and plenty of GM advice on how to better run a fantasy game... W hat's inside - Playing Fantasy Hero: Twelve new races and character archetypes are presented here, as well as rules for high sea adventures and naval battles. Locations: Four new fantasy settings with floor plans and descriptions. Magic: New optional magic rules, a quick construction method for magic items, and dozens of new magic items from simple potions to mighty artifacts. Spellbook: Twenty-one new spell colleges with hundreds of new spells. Guilds of the Western Shores: Organizations to fill your campaign world, to use as NPCs or as PC backgrounds. These unique groups range from mysterious assassin's guilds to conclaves of mighty wizards." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext erio r - light edge wear, light rubbing, small bump at bottom of spine, creases at bottom front corner, spine flat and uncreased. Good sound copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WEAPONS FREE.  THE STORY OF A GULF WAR HELICOPTER PILOT., Boswell, Richard.  Foreword by General Sir Peter de la Billiere.
2 Boswell, Richard. Foreword by General Sir Peter de la Billiere. WEAPONS FREE. THE STORY OF A GULF WAR HELICOPTER PILOT.
Crecy, (Manchester, 1998). 
216 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and color photographs. "In September 1990 Richard Boswell was a newly qualified helicopter pilot in the Royal Navy, fresh out of flight school and flying one of the most potent fighting helicopters in the world - the Westland Lynx. The world was at his feet in every sense. Then, on the day he and his girlfriend decided to buy a house together, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. With less than 24 hours notice, Richard Boswell was onboard HMS Manchester and en-route to the Gulf and impending war. Once in the Gulf, HMS Manchester prepared for the seaborne invasion that most thought was inevitalbe. Boswell saw action against Iraqi forces, protecting Allied ships and sinking a number of Iraqi gunboats. After the liberation of Kuwait, he flew extensively around the devastated country, when his duties included a spell as pilot for Sir Peter de la Billiere. But his story does not end there. After returning to the UK , Boswell became an instructor and also indulged his passion for flying home-built aircraft, a passion that led to the accident that nearly killed him and ended his days as a Navy pilot. The portrayal of the battle to rebuilt his shattered life is every bit as graphic as his wartime experiences in the Gulf." Minor wrinkling at top of spine - very light at bottom. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of spine. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BUCKLAND'S BOOK OF GYPSY MAGIC:  TRAVELERS' STORIES, SPELLS & HEALINGS., Buckland, Raymond.
3 Buckland, Raymond. BUCKLAND'S BOOK OF GYPSY MAGIC: TRAVELERS' STORIES, SPELLS & HEALINGS.
San Francisco Weiser 2010 1578634679 / 9781578634675 Soft Cover Very Good 
205 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Weaving together lore, legend, and practices, (this book) revives the beliefs, spell-craft, and healing wisdom of the Romani people. From hexes and healing to tea leaves and tarot, the circle of the family and the rituals of death, this enchanted volume will delight witches, folklorists, and history lovers alike. Discover the shuvani's secrets for love, craft a talisman for vitality, and cast the Gypsy Seven tarot spread. Learn how to: Pay down the Devil to prevent an unhappy marriage; Use a traditional breadboard to divine the future; Bring your lover to you across land and sea; Maintain harmony in your home; Recognize weather omens and predict coming storms; Cure headaches with a ritual, prevent baldness with rosemary, and dozens of other healing secrets. Join Raymond Buckland around the campfire to hear stories of werewolves and vampires, mistaken identity, persecution and perseverance. Learn how the gypsy people have for centuries used wisdom and enchantments to ensure good health, happy families, and heart's desire." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light crease down spine, tiny corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTING DESTROYER:  THE STORY OF HMS PETARD., Connell, G.G.
4 Connell, G.G. FIGHTING DESTROYER: THE STORY OF HMS PETARD.
Crecy, n.p., (1994), revised and updated edition. 
271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0947554408 B&w photos, maps. "In 'Petard's' first commission from 1942 to 1944, she sank three submarines, one German, one Italian, and one Japanese. Each sinking was the scene of a f ierce struggle on the surface with many casualties. Her commission was served mainly in the Eastern Mediterranean, with a short spell with the Eastern Fleet operating out of Ceylon, during which her ship's company were awarded between them t w o G C ' s , one GM, two DSO's, four DSC's, six DCM's and several Mentions in Dispatches...besides those actions in which she was engaged, the author (gunnery control officer in 'Petard') describes her working up, her periods of relaxation, and th e me n w ho s er ved aboard her. The result is a unique record of what it was like to be in a destroyer on active service at the most critical period in British naval history." Minor bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at bo tt om of rea r h inge, two faint line indentations on rear panel, light wrinkling at top edge of rear flap. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
 
SPELLJAMMER.  THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF THE CLOAKMASTER CYCLE.  ONE. BEYOND THE MOONS.  TWO. INTO THE VOID.  THREE. THE MAELSTROM'S EYE.  FOUR. THE RADIANT DRAGON.  FIVE. THE BROKEN SPHERE., Cook, David; Findley, Nigel; Moore, Roger E.;  and Cunningham, Elaine
5 Cook, David; Findley, Nigel; Moore, Roger E.; and Cunningham, Elaine SPELLJAMMER. THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF THE CLOAKMASTER CYCLE. ONE. BEYOND THE MOONS. TWO. INTO THE VOID. THREE. THE MAELSTROM'S EYE. FOUR. THE RADIANT DRAGON. FIVE. THE BROKEN SPHERE.
Lake Geneva, WI TSR First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - Cover art Jeff Easley, Kelly Freas, Michael Scott. 
The first five volumes of 'The Cloakmaster Cycle' - 7" H. **Volume Six: The Ultimate Helm is not included here.** 1. Beyond the Moons - 311 pp, 1991, ISBN 1560761539. "Little did Teldin Moore know there was life beyond Krynn's moons - until a crashed spelljamming ship demolished his farm and changed his life! With a dying alien's magical cloak and cryptic words, he quickly discovers that he's a popular fellow. He and his giff companion race to find Astinus of Palanthas and the gnomes of Mount Nevermind to learn why, before the mostrous neogi can find them!" 2. Into the Void - 311 pp, 1991, ISBN 1560761547. "Plunged into a sea of alien faces, Teldin Moore isn't sure whom to trust. His gnomish sidewheeler is attacked by space pirates, and he is saved by a hideous mind flayer who offers to help the human use his magical cloak - but for whose gain? Teldin learns the basics of spell-jamming, and he seeks an ancient arcane, one who might tell him more." 3. The Maelstrom's Eye - 313 pp, 1992, ISBN 1560763442. "From an elven admiral at the Rock of Bral, Teldin Moore learns more about his cloak's past and its potential powers - but he doesn't count on being caught up in the hurri-cane of the second Unhuman War. Vengeful humanoids rampage through the Known Spheres, and they're on Teldin's trail even as he hunts for the ultimate spacefaring ship of all: the mighty 'Spell-jammer'!" 4. The Radiant Dragon - 312 pp, 1992, ISBN 1560763469. "Teldin Moore is looking for the great ship 'Spelljammer'. A radiant dragon holds the key to commanding the great ship but needs Teldin's help to take control. Meanwhile, the elves seek his assistance in the second Unhuman War, where a group of elf-hating monsters trades with goblinoids for a secret weapon against the elven Imperial Fleet. But someone in Teldin's inner circle is pulling all parties toward battle." 5. The Broken Sphere - 314 pp, 1993, ISBN 1560765968. "Teldin Moore's magic amulet allows him to 'see' through the eyes of the great ship 'Spelljammer', across the wilds of space. Following clues from an ancient gnomish library and the vision he sees, he traces the mighty craft through the crystal spheres. He employs his magical cloak's powers and discovers his quarry's home, but Teldin's cloak - and the possibility it could give him control over the 'Spelljammer' - continues to draw enemies, often in the guise of friends. Will he survive long enough to face the final danger that awaits him at the point of the 'Spelljammer's' origin - the Broken Sphere?" Interiors - very light to light browning to inside of covers, slight toning to pages; book five has light creases at top corner of last few pages and a few tiny corner creases elsewhere; otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - book two has a twist to the spine, one crease down spine, small number on bottom of text block and a small sticker removal mark on front cover; book three has light edge wear on front cover and tiny dents on rear cover; book four has very light edge wear; book five has lean to spine and two creases down spine, creases at top corner of rear cover, edge wear, and a tiny corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BLEAK SEASONS.  BOOK ONE OF THE GLITTERING STONE.  THE SIXTH CHRONICLE OF THE BLACK COMPANY., Cook, Glen.
6 Cook, Glen. BLEAK SEASONS. BOOK ONE OF THE GLITTERING STONE. THE SIXTH CHRONICLE OF THE BLACK COMPANY.
New York Tor / Tom Doherty 1996 0312861052 / 9780312861056 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket art by Nicholas Jainschigg. 
316 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). "(T)he harrowing tale of the defense of Dejagore, as told by Murgen, a seasoned veteran of many brutal campaigns. The Black Company has taken the fortress of Stormgard from the evil Shadowlanders, lords of darkness from the far reaches of the earth. Now the waiting begins. Exhausted from the long siege, vastly outnumbered, and beset by powerful sorcery, the Company have risked their souls, as well as their lives to hold their hard-fought-for prize. But this is the end of an age, and great forces are at work. The ancient race known as the Nyeung Bao swear that ancient gods are stirring. The Company's commander has gone mad and flirts with the forces of darkness. Only Murgen, touched by a spell that has set his soul adrift in time, begins at last to comprehend the dark design that has made pawns fo men and gods alike." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at top, Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Crew, Gary and Smith, Craig. TROY THOMPSON'S EXCELLENT PEOTRY BOOK.
Thomas C. Lothian, Melbourne, 1998. 
Unpaginated, 11 15/16" H, hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0850918340 Profusely illustrated in colour throughout, using ink, gouache, texta, collage, pencil and computer-generated images. "Troy Thompson's teacher, Ms Kr anke, wants her class to write poetry. But Troy couldn't care less about 'peotry' - he can't even spell it. Besides he's far too cool to write poems, until the thought of winning a computer and $500 worth of software persuades him to have a g o - a nd then, hey, does Troy learn fast!" Minor rubbing on glossy boards, minor bump at bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE DREAM OF AENGUS., Findon, Joanne.
8 Findon, Joanne. THE DREAM OF AENGUS.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1994 1895555728 / 9781895555721 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Ted Nasmith. 
Unpaginated (32 pp), 11 1/4" H. Colour illustrations. "Long ago, when immortals walked the green hills of Ireland, Caer's father, King Ethal, cast a terrible spell on her. Lest she marry a mortal man, Caer was condemned to live every second year in the form of a swan. At first she didn't mind drifting on the cold, empty waters of Loch Bel Dracon, but one day a young man came to the lake's shore, and she fell in love with him. Could she win the heart of Aengus? Or was Caer destined to be lonely forever? Ted Nasmith's detailed illustrations, based on ancient Celtic signs and symbols, enrich Joanne Findon's haunting retelling of a medieval Irish tale." Minor edge wear, a few tiny edge dents. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear and few tiny chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD., Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander.
9 Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander. NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD.
London Grub Street 1993 0948817682 / 9780948817687 Revised Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Chris Thomas, cover art. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "After a short spell in a light bomber squadron flying Hawker Harts, (Gibbs) was transferred to the Fleet Air Arm, serving on the aircraft carriers 'Furious' and 'Courageous' , mastering the Shark and Swordfish. Another move took Gibbs to Gosport as a flying instructor, before he eventually joined a torpedo squadron. His readable and entertaining narrative describes a rapid and eventful progression from cadet to Flight Commander of a Beaufort squadron, whilst also giving a clear impression of the society he lived in and the RAF itself, struggling to come to terms with the dramatic changes war wrought upon a once peaceful country. (A)lso illustrates Gibbs' increasing dedication to the airborne torpedo as a means for attacking coastal shipping. His articulate account - the vivid impression of a young airman at war - conveys a clear picture of the evolving tactics of Beaufort squadrons as they adapted swiftly to changing circumstances and demands." Soft crease at top corner of free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing to glossy surfaces. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD., Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander.
10 Gibbs, Patrick, Wing Commander. NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD.
London Grub Street 1993 0948817682 / 9780948817687 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Chris Thomas, cover art. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "After a short spell in a light bomber squadron flying Hawker Harts, (Gibbs) was transferred to the Fleet Air Arm, serving on the aircraft carriers 'Furious' and 'Courageous' , mastering the Shark and Swordfish. Another move took Gibbs to Gosport as a flying instructor, before he eventually joined a torpedo squadron. His readable and entertaining narrative describes a rapid and eventful progression from cadet to Flight Commander of a Beaufort squadron, whilst also giving a clear impression of the society he lived in and the RAF itself, struggling to come to terms with the dramatic changes war wrought upon a once peaceful country. (A)lso illustrates Gibbs' increasing dedication to the airborne torpedo as a means for attacking coastal shipping. His articulate account - the vivid impression of a young airman at war - conveys a clear picture of the evolving tactics of Beaufort squadrons as they adapted swiftly to changing circumstances and demands." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
THE SIX SWANS.  A FAIRY TALE BY JACOB AND WILHELM GRIMM., Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm.  Illustrated by Dorothee Duntze.  Translated by Anthea Bell.
11 Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. Illustrated by Dorothee Duntze. Translated by Anthea Bell. THE SIX SWANS. A FAIRY TALE BY JACOB AND WILHELM GRIMM.
North-South Books, New York, 1998. 
Unpaginated, 12 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1558589821 Illustrated throughout in full color. "Once upon a time there was a king who loved his six sons more than anything in the world. But the king's new wife was the daughter of a wit ch, and eager to get rid of her stepchildren, she cast a spell that turned the princes into swans. Their sister watched, heart-broken, as they flew off, leaving her all alone. She vows to release them from the spell, but to do so, she mus t s e w s i x shirts from starflowers, and not utter a word - or laugh, either - for six long years..." Small bump to top edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, tiny dint on re ar hi ng e, mi no r edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DUNKIRK: THE NECESSARY MYTH., Harman, Nicholas.
12 Harman, Nicholas. DUNKIRK: THE NECESSARY MYTH.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1980. 
271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 034024299X B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(The author), in this long, close and hard look at one of the events which shaped the course of the war, cogently argues that if the ful l truth had been known at the time, the nation's exultation at its deliverance would have been greatly dimmed; and that the Dunkirk spirit, which helped to sustain the British people through five more hard years of war was to a considerable e x t e n t b ased on myth; necessary myth, which was eagerly embraced by a nation under the spell of Churchill's oratory. For while the soldiers, or most of them, displayed fortitude, there was deception and trickery, conflict and contradictory ord er s at t he po litical and high command level. It can be argued that in war it is sometimes necessary to deceive allies as well as enemies. The reader will be able to judge for himself the morality of actions taken by desperate men as catastrop he lo ome d e ver nea rer. Nicholas Harman scrutinises the Dunkirk affair at all its levels. He sees it through the eyes of Cabinet ministers and military commanders; from the naval angle and from the viewpoint of those who manned the 'little shi ps' ; a nd h e ha s re s earc hed a wealth of revealing anecdote about the confused, exhausted soldiers who made the long retreat to the port, and who, on arrival in Britain, were welcomed as if they had been conquerors." Large gift inscription on free fro nt en d pap er, r em ainde r mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
WIZARD SERIES.  7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE., Hawke, Simon.
13 Hawke, Simon. WIZARD SERIES. 7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE.
New York Popular Library Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - Dave Mattingly, cover art. 
Seven books from Simon Hawke's 'Wizard Series', 6 3/4" H. *The group on offer here does not include the prequel (The Wizard of Camelot), the final volume (The Last Wizard) or the spinoff (The Nine Lives of Catseye Gomez).* 1. The Wizard of 4th Street - 247 pp, 3rd printing, ISBN 0445208422 - Wyrdrune (a less-than-competent student wizard) and Kira (a beautiful cat burglar) have "managed to pull off the heist of the 23rd century. The place was a posh Fifth Avenue gallery. The room was full of sorcerers bidding their heads off - and Wyrdrune and Kira made off with three invaluable jewels. Now, they've got hired killers, Arab magnates, and every punk magician in New York after them. The real trouble is that the stones are enchanted. Which means they keep coming back to Wyrdrune, and he can't get rid of them - or Kira - for love or money. It's going to take serious thaumaturgic research to unravel a mysterious spell that goes back to the dawn of time." 2. The Wizard of Whitechapel - 215 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445203048 - "A telephathic dream shared by (Wyrdrune and Kira); a dream that called them to England to save the last survivor of Camelot. Only when they awoke, the nightmare became real. An enchantment from the dawn of time united (them) with a shady French witch, a 300-pound fairy, and a feisty thirteen-year-old English punk street urchin named Billy Slade - who is a lot more than what he seems. But can this unlikely team prevail over the awesome, ancient power that is loose in London, stalking the mist-enshrouded streets at night and savaging its victims? Can anything defeat the necromancy of the Dark Ones?" 3. The Wizard of Sunset Strip - 202 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445207027 - "A devil haunts the City of Angels - a fiend who is carving his own Hollywood legend on the bodies of young women. Is the killer a psychopath? Or a relentless evil from the dawn of time? Only (Wyrdrune, Kira and Billy Slade) can tackle the case that baffles the police. Why are people disap-pearing? Why was the only suspect torn to pieces in his jail cell? From the glitz and glamour of Tinsel-town to movie sets where ominous shadows leave footprints in the ground, Wyrdrune and his band must find a way to stop the murders - before a fantasyland of eternal horror is created in a temple of innocence." 4. The Wizard of the Rue Morgue - 201 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0445207043 - "Responding to an ally's plea, the bearers of the runestones must outwit the gendarmes to free an innocent man. Meanwhile, Parisian street children are disappearing as a chain of bizarre slaughters brings a new horror to the Rue Morgue. And beneath the streets, in the seweres and Catacombs, the immortal Dark Ones prepare a gruesome trap to destroy the runestones. Their plan: unleash a bestial army on Paris and drown the city in a sea of blood." 5. The Samura Wizard - 214 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361321 - "Tokyo, Japan, a thriving metropolis powered by a blend of technology and magic. But some inhuman entity is murdering women and Inspector Akiro Katayama, sorcerer agent in charge of crimes involving magic, has just one clue to work with - a dragon's scale. Enlisting the aid of Japan's greatest wizard and a streetwise homicide detective, he tries desperately to solve the case - but he has no idea of the awewome power he is dealing with. (Wyrdrune, Kira, Billy Slade & Modred are the only ones who) know the identity of the beautiful necromancer behind the killings - but can they stop her before she unleashes the most deadly spell of all?" 6. The Wizard of Santa Fe - 349 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361941 - "The Pueblo Indians called it the Dancing Ground of the Sun, but now an evil force from the dawn of time threatens to turn this peacful city into a place of eternal darkness. With the coming of the Second Thaumaturgic Age magic has returned to the city, and it is here that adept Paul Ramirez hopes to pass on the old knowledge he has gained from the legendary Merlin Ambrosius. Soon, however, he'll find himself tracking down a vicious killer - in league with (Kira, Wyrdrune, Billy Slade) and a tough-talking one-eyed cat named Gomez. He'll need all the help he can get - on a Santa Fe trail of necromancy fast turning into a blood-soaked Festival of the Damned!" 7. The Wizard of Love-craft's Cafe - 210 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446365173 - "Undercover cop John Angelo had enough to worry about, posing as a contract killer to infiltrate the mob. Then a necromantic ambush results in his death, and Angleo comes back as something more than what he was - a blend of his own personality with that of a two-thousand-year-old sorcerer - Modred. His wizard half is needed to help Wyrdrune and Kira defeat the ancient Dark Ones now united to destroy the mystic Runestones, whose magic spell has pursued evil from the dawn of time. But his undercover cop half has lost his memory and thinks he's the lethal hit man Johnny Angel. And now Johnny is being stalked by an immortal killer - one who makes even the mob look like a bunch of amateurs!" All volumes have a slight lean to the spine, light edge wear - a little more on '...4th street' and '...Whitechapel', light browning to edges of text block; '...Samurai' and '...Sante Fe' have light creases on spine; ...Whitechapel has a looped ink line at top of front cover and water stains/waviness at bottom of book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ARTHUR RACKHAM:  HIS LIFE AND WORK., Hudson, Derek.
14 Hudson, Derek. ARTHUR RACKHAM: HIS LIFE AND WORK.
London Heinemann 1974 Reissue Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Arthur Rackham. 
181 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Pictorial endpapers, beautifully illustrated throughout with b&w drawings and color and black & white tipped-in plates (collated). "(T)he illustrations of Arthur Rackham continue to cast their spell on adults and children alike. They possess qualities which make a work live: faultless draughtsmanship allied to an imagination which may be delicate or grotesque, but is always original and illuminating. Derek Hudson introduces us to the man behind the work and comments on his techniques and achievements, often illustrating his point with reproductions of Rackham's own drawings or plates. Throughout the book he mentions all of Rackham's most important work which has appeared in print and here is also a very full check list. The book is therefore invaluable to those who collect Rackham's originals and first editions." Appendices - Bibliography; Drawings and Paintings in Collections; The Printed Work of Arthur Rackham (including books, periodicals, ephemera). Slight wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning and minor soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has minor rubbing, very light edge wear/wrinkling, small crease at top of rear flap. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
15 Hughes, Monica. THE SEVEN MAGPIES.
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002245493 / 9780002245494 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
148 pp, 8 5/8" H. "Britain has just declared war on Germany and (Maureen's) father has been sent to the Front, where casualties are heavy. Her mother is trooping off eagerly - too eagerly, (she) thinks - to London 'to help with the war effort'. And Maureen is being shipped off to the stuffy-sounding Logan Academy for Young Ladies, a remote but supposedly safe boarding school in the Scottish Highlands. The girls at the school are just as Maureen expects: cold and cliquish, completely cowed by their cruel ringleader, Kathleen. But there's also something weird about these girls, something sinister. Why do they slip away in the middle of the night, one by one, to visit the woods surrounding the school? What's their secret society, called the Seven Magpies, all about - and why does it make them seem so nervous? It isn't until Maureen herself falls under the spell of a strange stone, a stone that compels her to leave it offerings of food, that she begins to understand what's making her schoolmates seem so strange. And then she discovers what the real danger is - - . A realistic yet magical story of what happens when a group of teenagers tampers with the ancient power of the Celts." Both book and dust jacket are clean and bright. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE SEVEN MAGPIES., Hughes, Monica.
16 Hughes, Monica. THE SEVEN MAGPIES.
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002245493 / 9780002245494 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
148 pp, 8 5/8" H. "Britain has just declared war on Germany and (Maureen's) father has been sent to the Front, where casualties are heavy. Her mother is trooping off eagerly - too eagerly, (she) thinks - to London 'to help with the war effort'. And Maureen is being shipped off to the stuffy-sounding Logan Academy for Young Ladies, a remote but supposedly safe boarding school in the Scottish Highlands. The girls at the school are just as Maureen expects: cold and cliquish, completely cowed by their cruel ringleader, Kathleen. But there's also something weird about these girls, something sinister. Why do they slip away in the middle of the night, one by one, to visit the woods surrounding the school? What's their secret society, called the Seven Magpies, all about - and why does it make them seem so nervous? It isn't until Maureen herself falls under the spell of a strange stone, a stone that compels her to leave it offerings of food, that she begins to understand what's making her schoolmates seem so strange. And then she discovers what the real danger is - - . A realistic yet magical story of what happens when a group of teenagers tampers with the ancient power of the Celts." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny tear (archivally taped) and minor wear at bottom of front flap-fold, very light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
17 Jenkins, Janette. LITTLE BONES.
London Chatto & Windus 2012 070118194X / 9780701181949 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
282 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "It's 1899. London. A young girl is abandoned by her feckless family and finds lodging and work assisting a doctor. But Jane Stretch is no ordinary girl, and Mr Swift is no ordinary doctor - . Jane does her best to keep up with the doctor, her twisted bones throbbing, as they hurry past the markets, stage doors and side shows to appointments in certain boarding houses across town. The young actresses who live there have problems, and Mr Swift does what is required, calmly and discreetly. Grateful to her benefactor and his wife, Jane assists him and asks no questions - the desperate young women not minding that it is a cripple girl who wipes their brows. When this unlikely pair becomes involved with a rakish music hall star, Johnny Treble, it seems that Jane's spell of good fortune is not going to last. The police come knocking - how will the doctor explain the absence of his medical certificates? How will they explain their connections to Johnny Treble's sudden death? And how will Jane argue her innocence? It seems that no amount of wand waving will make their problems disappear. 'Little Bones' conjures a tawdry, tantalising, troubling world of unclear morality and conflicting sympathies - richly evocative and full of curiosities. Two people act against their consciences simply to get by, and the choices we make are called into question. Is it possible to commit abhorrent acts without being corrupted by them?" 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
18 Knaak, Richard A. FIREDRAKE / ICE DRAGON / WOLFHELM / SHADOW STEED / THE DRAGON CROWN / THE HORSE KING / THE SHROUDED REALM / CHILDREN OF THE DRAKE. (VOL. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7 OF 'THE DRAGONREALM' + VOL. 1 & 2 OF 'ORIGIN OF DRAGONREALM'. 8 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Warner Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good 
'Firedrake' - 268 pp. ISBN 0445209402 - 1989, 1st printing - "In the ultimate war between humans and fiery, shape-shifting beings, Duke Toma, bent on utter supremacy, has unleashed every conceivable evil on the world of the Dragon Kings. Only one person will dare to challenge him: Cabe Bedlam, a mere youth cast adrift in a world where none can be trusted. Yet at his command is a formidable arsenal - a fierce warrior tradition imparted by regal, still-living forebears - the fabulous gifts of witch Gwen, the ravishing lady of the Amber - and the magical Horned Blade, the sword that promises its bearer total mastery over the many menacing forms of man and beast." 'Ice Dragon' - 248 pp. ISBN 0445209429 - 1989, 1st printing - "He was a novice warrior, young and untrained, yet Cabe Bedlam fought the fierce shape-shifting Dragon Kings who sought to rule the world of man. Wielding his magic sword against their glittering scaled armor, he drove them back into their petty Dragonrealms. The Dragon Kings still schemed to usurp Cabe and his wife, the gifted spellcaster, Gwen, but none could pierce the potent magic that guarded the humans. Then from the Northern Wastes, the merciless Ice Dragon unleashed the Final Winter - his lethal scheme to conquer the Dragonrealms, and sweep mankind into oblivion. Only Cabe has the courage and the power to prevent such disaster. And so he must journey to a distant, frozen land - and to an epic confrontation with the bone-white, utterly evil Ice Dragon." 'Wolfhelm' - 251 pp. ISBN 0445209666 - 1990, 1st printing - "The Dragon Emperor is dead, yet his lust for power leaves a wicked legacy: The dragonrealms and human kingdoms alike lie in ruins. Tomorrow's hope - the Emperor's hatchlings - live on, protected by human warrior Cabe Bedlam and his wife, the potent witch Gwen. Even so, the future of dragon and man alike teeters on the brink of disaster. Only Cabe's good friend, the Gryphon, can save the shape-shifting dragons from losing their magical powers. Half-humanoid lion, half-bird, he has set sail in search of the mysterious Dream Lands of his birth. Armed with illusion cloaks and a navy of seasoned drakes, he must find and conquer the fearsome Dark God called the Ravager - before all hope for the future is destroyed." 'Shadow Steed' - 263 pp. ISBN 0445209674 - 1990, 1st printing - "The prosperous mountain kingdom Talak suvived war with the Ice Dragon unwounded - except for young, mutilated King Melicard's hatred of dragons, drakes, and magical humans like Cabe and Gwen Bedlam. Pursuing his twisted vendetta, Melicard captures the demon steed Darkhorse but unwittingly frees the sinister pan-dimensional entity Shade, a being who has found the ultimate spell of world-dominating power. At once Shade plans to test his deadly rites - on Melicard's betrothed, the beautiful Princess Erini. Now, to save his beloved and his world, the mad king must trust his foes, join with his enemies, and ride with Darkhorse on a lethal plunge into the depths of what he fears most - the heart of Dragon magic." 'The Dragon Crown' - 323 pp. ISBN 0446364649 - 1994, 1st printing - "Son of the sinister Gold Dragon, the young shapeshifter Kyl is about to be crowned Dragon Emperor, lord of the drake kingdoms. But should the throne be his? For while some dragons are good and wise, others are driven mad by their own magic. And some are born evil, demons of murder and blood. Which is Kyl? With the future of the world at stake, Kyl must survive ordeals of assassinations, manipulation, and conspiracies that began before his birth. These lethal tests may purify the dragon - or unleash his dark lusts. Instead of bringing peace and justice, Emperor Kyl may plunge dragons, wizards, and humans into a nightmare reign of deadly horror." 'The Horse King' - 346 pp. ISBN 0446603538 - 1997, 1st printing - "With an army of evil wizards, the power-mad Horse King Lanith launches a war of genocide. Then Cabe Bedlam, Emperor Gryphon, and Darkhorse the Eternal join the battle against him - and discover their true foe is a hideous, sdadistic force from Beyond. The Void Lord is the Horse King's ally and master, and the one being Darkhorse fears. Freed from eons of captivity, the monster enslaves the soul of Cabe's son, and plans to torture and then devour the entire Dragonsrealm. Darkhorse, the Bedlams, and the drakes are helpless. But the world has one last weapon: the uncanny power of Yssa, the Green Dragon's half-human daughter." 'The Shrouded Realm' - 297 pp, ISBN 0446361380 - 1991, 1st printing - "Trapped on a world poisoned by foul magics, Dru Zeree has one hope to save humankind. He must lead his people into a mirage, to a spectral land of ghosts. But the path between realms is a gauntlet of elementals, treachery, and the demons of a lost race. And beyond the gateway, the mirage of life might become a dark abyss of horror, death - and shadows." 'Children of the Drake' - 284 pp. ISBN 0446361534 - 1991, 3rd printing - "A race of sorcerers finds new life on a new world - but is losing its magic and immortality. Desperate to regain their powers, the followers of evil Lord Barakas capture Darkhorse, torture the Avian Seekers - and are condemned to a living nightmare. For the secret heart of the unnamed realm is transforming the wizards into terrifying reflections of their dark, horror-filled souls." Interiors - 'The Shrouded Realm' has bookstore stamp on inside of front cover; 'Children of the Drake' has bookstore stamp on inside of front cover, has one page with tiny edge tear archivally taped; all volumes have very light to light page browning; otherwise all are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light to light edge wear, one or two tiny corner creases, five vols with tiny number stamp on bottom of text block; 'The Horse King' has old tape on one corner; 'The Dragon Crown' has scuffing on rear cover; 'The Shrouded Realm' has light rubbing, is lightly cocked, soft crease down rear cover, faint creasing on spine; 'Children of the Drake' has old tape wrapped around bottom of spine/hinges, & small bump on rea hinge. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
19 Lewis, C.S. THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE.
London Collins 1983 0001831402 / 9780001831407 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Pauline Baynes. 
173 pp, 8" H. B&w drawings. "Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the strange land of Narnia. There, Edmund meets the witch who needed two boys and two girls to hold her spell over this enchanted land. And soon the children meet Aslan, Lord of the Word - the lion, and their adventures begin." Tiny bump at top corner of two page leaves, book is slightly cocked, light soiling on bottom of text block, tiny ink mark on front board, slight bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small tear at top of front hinge - archivally taped, minor browning, light rubbing on panels - small line indentation on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DOUBLE SPELL., Lunn, Janet.  Illustrated by A.M. Calder.
20 Lunn, Janet. Illustrated by A.M. Calder. DOUBLE SPELL.
Peter Martin, Toronto, 1968, first edition. 
134 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. When twelve-year-old twins, Jane and Elizabeth, purchase an old doll from an antique shop on Yonge Street in Toronto, it leads them of a mysterious journey into their family's p ast. Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, minor browning/soiling to edges of textblock and boards, tiny bump to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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