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THE RILLOBY FAIR MYSTERY.  (THE 'BARNEY BOOKS'.), Blyton, Enid.  Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop.
1 Blyton, Enid. Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop. THE RILLOBY FAIR MYSTERY. (THE 'BARNEY BOOKS'.)
Collins, London, 1961. 
256 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "....the second of a wonderful mystery series....We meet the same characters as in 'The Rockingdown Mystery'....Roger and Diana, and Snubby, with his amusing dog, Loony; Barney, with his comical monkey, Miranda. In this book there is a strange mystery: the theft of papers from rooms whose doors and windows are locked. How are these robberies committed, and who is the thief? Somehow the mystery centres itself on Rilloby Fair, and so, of course, Enid Blyton brings a whole Fair to life, with its queer and interesting characters. Vosta and his chimpanzees, Young-Un and Billy Tell of the shooting-range, Old Ma, the roundabout boy, the loud-voiced Tonnerre and his elephants, and many others." Pages browned, small light brown stain in top margin of pages 39 to 42, browning and small foxing marks to edges of textblock, large bump to bottom corner of rear board, slight bump to bottom corner of front board and b o t t o m e d g e of front board at hinge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has several closed tears at approx. 1" - some with creases and all are archivally taped, light to moderate edge wear, small chips/wear/creases at top/b ot to m of s p in e an d flap-folds, 'V' shaped closed tear/scuffing on rear panel, minor scuffing and soiling on front panel, colors are still bright. Good+/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE IDOL OF SAINT MONCREETH:  A SCHOOL STORY OF MYSTERY, HUMOUR, AND SPORT., Burrage, A. Harcourt.
2 Burrage, A. Harcourt. THE IDOL OF SAINT MONCREETH: A SCHOOL STORY OF MYSTERY, HUMOUR, AND SPORT.
Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, n.d. (gift inscription dated 1928). 
319 pp, 12mo (7 3/16" H), hard cover (orange cloth with black lettering and illustrations on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece. A public school mystery featuring the theft of The Gold Cup of Saint Moncreeth, the adventures of The Detective Clique and cricket. Moderate browning on endpapers, gift inscription on free front endpaper, book very slightly cocked, slight darkening to top of textblock, minor soiling to edges of textblock and on boards, very small bump to top corners of boards, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Cremony, John C. LIFE AMONG THE APACHES.
New York Indian Head Books 1991 0880296526 / 9780880296526 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
322 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Facsimile reprint of 1868 edition. From the Introduction: "We have never striven to make ourselves intelligently acquainted with (the various tribes occupying the vast region which extends from the Colorado river on the west, to the settlements of Texas on the east, and from Taos in New Mexico to Durango in the Mexican Republic). Nearly all that relates to them is quite as uncertain and indefinite to our comprehension as that which obtains in the center of Africa. Those who were best informed on the matter, and had given it the closest attention, were, at the time - most unfortunately - the least capable of imparting their information; while those who were ignorant of the subject have been the most forward to give the results of their fragmentary gleanings. If this volume shall have the effect of bettering our present deplorable Indian policy, by letting in some light, it will accomplish the author's object." The author was "Interpreter to the U.S. Boundary Commission, under the Hon. John R. Bartlett, in 1849, '50 and '51, and late Major of California Volunteer Cavalry, operating in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Western Arkansas." Dust jacket has a few areas of very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Ferns, H.S. (Signed) (Foreword by Malcolm Muggeridge.) READING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ONE MAN'S POLITICAL HISTORY.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, (1983), Ist edition. 
374 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "Henry Stanley Ferns was born in Calgary in 1913. His autobiography retells the intellectual and political odyssey of a concerned and active twentieth-century man - a man who has come to conclude that Marxism does not fit the facts, that bureaucracies are now a problem, that government is theft, that universities should be removed from the control of the government, and that religion is essential for freedom." Minor edgewear to boards, light browning to textblock edges. Dust jacket has light edgewear, light wrinkling at top edge, one 1/2" tear at top of rear flap fold, edges browned. VG+/G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE UNRELIABLE LIFE OF HARRY THE VALET: THE GREAT VICTORIAN JEWEL THIEF., Hamilton, Duncan.
5 Hamilton, Duncan. THE UNRELIABLE LIFE OF HARRY THE VALET: THE GREAT VICTORIAN JEWEL THIEF.
London Century 2011 1846058139 / 9781846058134 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
311 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "October 17, 1898, en route to Paris's Gare du Nord station, the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland's jewels were stolen from her train carriage. More than forty pieces, worth nearly 2 million Pounds today, disappeared that night, and the perpetrator along with them. It would become one of the most widely reported heists of the late Victorian era, but what no one knew was that the man who committed this most daring and well-planned theft had already committed nine almost identical crimes. A man who wore bespoke suits and handmade shoes; who used a dozen pseudonyms to dust over his tracks; who belonged to three smart London clubs and lived in the luxury of West End hotels; whose staple diet was champagne and whisky; who was pursued by London's top detectives for five and a half years and - by their own admission - proved smarter than them. A man who fell so much in love with a woman that he would steal and lie for her, only to be betrayed by her." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has some areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
O.P.P.:  THE HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE FORCE., Higley, Dahn D.
6 Higley, Dahn D. O.P.P.: THE HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE FORCE.
Toronto Queen's Printer 1984 0774389648 / 9780774389648 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
668 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The OPP came into existence (in 1909) with a total strength of fifty-one men, of whom forty-four were constables deployed across the vast province. By the end of World War I in 1918, only twenty-six constables were still serving with the force, but returning veterans were sought for enlistment with the provincials and the force grew, assuming every-increasing responsibilities for policing the province. Liquor law enforcement during the rumrunning days of the 1920s, and the creation of a highway patrol in 1930 played major parts in the evolution of the provincial police. The story of the OPP includes tales of murder, sabotage, corruption, and political influences. There were relief expeditions to the north in the wake of devastating forest fires, and confrontations with hoboes, harvesters, and loafers. Violent crimes, jail-breaks, war services, and industrial disputes all had to be contended with, and not a few members of the provincial police were killed in the performance of their duties over the years. 'Hepburn's Private Army' and 'Drew's Gestapo' gave rise to much criticism of the provincials, and embarrassing Royal Commissions did little to enhance the image or the morale of Ontario's finest. Despite the challenges to its continued existence, the OPP has emerged today as one of the finest, best equipped, and most brilliantly led police forces in the world." Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top edge.. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
7 Innes, Michael. APPLEBY'S OTHER STORY.
London Gollancz 1974 0575013958 / 9780575013957 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
192 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Tytherton was shot dead around eleven o'clock last night. And now, next morning, (Chief Constable) Pride is taking (Sir John) Appleby over to Elvedon in the hope of interesting him in the curious affair of some stolen pictures. Appleby is not responding with any eagerness: he wants to maintain his retired status. But murder is another matter. Especially with such a varied assortment of possible suspects: Tytherton's young wife, who is having an affair with an eminent surgeon, a house guest; his mistress, Cynthia Graves, whom only yesterday he found in bed with his ne'er-do-well nephew Archie; his son Mark, who has just returned from several years in Argentina, and without announcing his arrival in the vicinity; his secretary, Ramsden, who is almost too efficient to be true; and a couple more house guests - the shady art dealer, Egon Raffaello, and the puzzling Miss Kentwell, who claims to be a promoter for charities. They all have secrets to hide, and speedily but imperturbably Appleby gets to the bottom of most of them. However, the solution of the murder remains obstinately a problem - until he hits upon the crucial clue." Previous owner has sketched the outline of a house on the inside of the back panel of the dust jacket and there has been some light bleed through (see scan). Very light wrinkling at top of spine, a few very faint foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, small crease at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MY SELVES., Lucas, Netley and Graham, Evelyn.  Foreword by Sir James Purves-Stewart.
8 Lucas, Netley and Graham, Evelyn. Foreword by Sir James Purves-Stewart. MY SELVES.
London Arthur Barron 1934 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
355 pp, 8 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. The autobiography of the self-proclaimed "Artistocrat of Crooks". Lucas was a con man who charmed his way through London high society in the early 20th century, using multiple false names and personas. This book was written after his release from prison, having been arrested for attempting to sell a bogus manuscript. He died in 1940. Contents: In the Beginning; Good-Bye to All That Mattered; The House Without Laughter; Purgatory to Paradise; Raffles in Real Life; The Eighth Wonder of the World; Borstal!; Yo! Ho! For the Spanish Main; From Gaol to Journalism; An Atlantic Flight; An American Tragedy; Payment in Full; Two Against the World; Second Canadian Tour; Authorship and Marriage; Give a Dog a Bad Name; New York Nightmare; The Birth of a Notion; From Borstal to Royal Palace; From Dock to Bench!; More Literary Laurels; Wine, Women and Writing; Making Literary History; The Pitcher Begins to Crack; The Marriott Comet; "Eveyln Graham" in Full Cry!; African Adventures; The End of "Evelyn Graham"; By the World Forgot. Bump at bottom corner of front board - migrates into the first few pages, light browning to edges of text block, very light rubbing and some faint color variation on boards, light fading to spine color, small ghost sticker mark at bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few pages with a tiny corner crease, some splitting in paper at rear inside hinge - hinge holding well, two small light stains in top margin of page 39, dog-ear crease at top corner of page 197, light toning in margins of pages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
HARD CASH., Reade, Charles.
9 Reade, Charles. HARD CASH.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good A.A. Dixon. 
688 pp, 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, decorated title page. A tale of financial skullduggery, adventures on the high seas and romance, but within a setting dominated by the private insane asylums of the 19th century and the abuses that took place there. Light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, small piece of surface paper loss on top decoration border of title page - it is glued to the frontispiece opposite, a 1" rub mark on front cover. Slipcase is worn, creased and in poor condition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LADY OF SHERWOOD, Roberson, Jennifer.
10 Roberson, Jennifer. LADY OF SHERWOOD
Kensington, (New York, 1999), Ist Kensington printing. 
372 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1575664755 Great wraparound cover art by Yvonne Gilbert. "Lady Marian of Ravenskeep, her honor proving stronger than her desire, has forsaken a wedding to Robert of Locksley, since she fears she can never bear his child. It is with this knowledge that she makes an irrevocable choice - to flee into the depths of Sherwood Forest, where, amid wild tangled woods, she will be transformed from lady to warrior, as Robin Hood's partner in steali ng (King) John's gold, and as the woman who has captured his heart. Yet all who breathe know that the penalty of such a theft is hanging. Pursued by the Sheriff's army, the hour soon approaches when Robin Hood, Marian, and their band of followers will wage a desperate fight for liberty and country..." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, small shallow bump at op of front hinge area, tiny bump to bottom corners of boards, thin faint rub line across fore edge of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear, small wrinkle at top of rear flap fold. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
11 Trollope, Anthony. THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS.
New York Modern Library Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
727 pp, 7 1/4" H. Modern Library Book 251. "(A) novel about the beautiful but unconscionable Lady Lizzie Eustace and the greed that led her to theft and disaster." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, tiny corner and tiny edge bump on front board, previous owner's name in pencil on half-title page. Dust jacket has been price- clipped, has slight fading on spine, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small edge tears and chips, light to moderate rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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