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IRISH GHOSTS., Dunne, John J.
1 Dunne, John J. IRISH GHOSTS.
Belfast Appletree 1999 0862817668 / 9780862817664 Very Good+ 
118 pp, 8 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Publisher's bookmark laid in. "The banshee and the 'headless coach', phantom dogs and fearsome black cats, shadowy figures flitting along the dim corridors of old houses, gentle ladies that glide at midnight down gracious staircases, strange death warnings, unaccounted sounds at night in the secret recesses of storied castles - these are the ghosts of Ireland, an integral part of her tradition and atmosphere. (This book) contains forty-seven tales of such ghosts, ranging in time from the middle ages to the twentieth century, full illustrated throughout with photographs from the Lawrence O'Connor collection in Dublin." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, small soft crease and very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
2 Martin, Gwen L. GESNER'S DREAM: THE TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS OF EARLY MINING IN NEW BRUNSWICK.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum 2003 1894475461 / 9781894475464 Very Good+ 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, reproductions - colour maps. Inscribed by author on half title page. "Whenever you read this book, whether by day or by night, miners are at work in New Brunswick. Their underground world is magical and terrifying. Caverns traced by fragile points of light recede into utter blackness, and the stone walls expose swirls of rock frozen in three dimensions. Overhead are vaulted ceilings, silent and beautiful as a Gothic cathedral. The heritage of New Brunswick mining reaches back over three action-packed centuries. Gypsum smugglers sailed down the Bay of Fundy by midnight. Mine developers battled each other using fists in the boardroom and pisols in the field. Many prospectors died without making a dime, while others lost their rightful holdings at gunpoint. And a lucky or skillful few hit the jackpot. The romantic, lively and ultimately triumphant tale of mining in New Brunswick is revealed here for the first time, richly illustrated with more than 140 historical photographs gathered from archives and attics across the province." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at fore-edge of front cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
11 MICHAEL MOORCOCK NOVELS.  1. COUNT BRASS. 2. CAMPION OF GARATHORM. 3. QUEST FOR TANELORN. 4. JEWEL IN THE SKULL. 5. MAD GOD'S AMULET. 6. RUNESTAFF. 7. KNIGHT OF SWORDS. 8. QUEEN OF SWORDS. 9. OAK AND THE RAM. 10. HOLLOW LANDS. 11. END OF ALL SONGS., Moorcock, Michael.
3 Moorcock, Michael. 11 MICHAEL MOORCOCK NOVELS. 1. COUNT BRASS. 2. CAMPION OF GARATHORM. 3. QUEST FOR TANELORN. 4. JEWEL IN THE SKULL. 5. MAD GOD'S AMULET. 6. RUNESTAFF. 7. KNIGHT OF SWORDS. 8. QUEEN OF SWORDS. 9. OAK AND THE RAM. 10. HOLLOW LANDS. 11. END OF ALL SONGS.
London / New York Mayflower / Dell / Daw / Berkley / Quartet / Avon Good+ Cover art by Bob Habberfield, Ezra Tucker, Richard Clifton-Dey, Robert Gould, Stanislaw Fernandes, et al. 
A collection of 11 Michael Moorcock novels, including 1 complete trilogy (The Chronicles of Castle Brass) and parts of three other series (History of the Runestaff, volumes 1, 2 & 4 - Corum, volumes 1, 2 & 5 - The Dancers at the End of Time, volumes 2 & 3) - approx. 7" H. 1. Count Brass - 140 pp, Mayflower/Granada, London, 1977. "A romance set in the marshes of Kamarg, dominated by the ancient Castle Brass. Chill to the incredible adventures of Dorian Hawkmoon, the Duke of Koln!" 2. The Champion of Garathorm - 127 pp, Mayflower/Granada, London, 1980. "Dorian Hawkmoon the invincible, the Eternal Champion, the Duke of Koln, is dying from melancholia. His wife Yisselda, beautiful daughter of Count Brass, has perished in the Battle of Londra - or so the evidence suggests. But somewhere in the caverns of his soul Hawkmoon knows otherwise, and he is willing to journey through time and space and previous incarnations to grasp the key to her fate." 3. The Quest for Tanelorn - 155 pp, Dell, NY, 1981. "The City at the Edge of Time holds the secret of the evil force that has stolen Dorian Hawkmoon's future. The Hero of the Runestaff must ride a ghostly death ship to join his counerparts from other worlds. To challenge the Dark Powers and free Tanelorn from the grip of Chaos. His destiny and the fate of a million universes hang in the balance." 4. The Jewel in the Skull - 223 pp, Daw, NY, 1977. "Dorian Hawkmoon fell under the power of the Runestaff, a mysterious artifact more ancient than Time itself. His destiny, shaped by a vengeful oath sworn by the maddened Baron Meliadus of the Dark Empire, pitted him in battle against his own allies and forced him, by the Black Jewel embedded in his skull, to betray his very heritage." 5. The Mad God's Amulet - 142 pp, Mayflower, London, 1972. "Dorian Hawkmoon's betrothed Yisselda had been abducted by the Mad God, an evil sorcerer who had usurped the Red Amulet of the Runestaff. The amulet gave the power of the Runestaff itself to its possessor, and the Mad God was perverting that mighty power to his own unimaginably evil ends. Even as the destructive shadow of the Dark Empire spread across the world, Hawkmoon knew that only he could rescue Yisselda - and the Red Amulet - from the Mad God." 6. The Runestaff - 143 pp, Mayflower, London, 1969. " 'Those who swear by the Runestaff must then benefit or suffer from the consequences of the fixed pattern of destiny that they set in motion.' And Baron Meliadus of Kroiden had sworn such an oath, and sworn vengeance against all of Castle Brass, had sworn that Yisselda, Count Brass's daughter, would be his. On that day, many months earlier, he had fixed the pattern of fate; a pattern that had involved him in strange destructive schemes, that had involved Dorian Hawkmoon in wild and uncanny adventures in distant places, and that was now nearing its terrible resolution." 7. Knight of the Swords - 176 pp, Berkley, NY, 1986. "By creating Man, the universe had betrayed the old races. Spreading like a pestilence across the Earth, Man destroyed the Vadhagh and the Nhadragh, the ancient peoples. Only Vadhagh Prince Corum remained to raise his sword, to avenge the slaughter of his family and race, to battle the unjust fate of a blind and deaf universe." 8. The Queen of Swords - 160 pp, Berkley, NY, 1986. "The realm of Chaos was cast into disorder, for the Vadhagh Prince Corum - last of his ancient race - had slain the Knight of the Swords. Thus the dreaded Queen turned upon Corum, and Mankind began its bloody march across the Earth. All that was gracious and beautiful stood in peril. And so Corum set out upon his fateful odyssey." 9. The Oak and the Ram - 137 pp, Quartet, London, 1976. "The Archdruid Amergin is in captivity and under enchantment. Without him the Mabden people can never rise up and overthrow their oppressors. Thus Corum undertakes his second great quest, and though he must visit powerful and treacherous places, struggle with fearful enemies, he vows to return with Amergin safe, or not return at all." 10. The Hollow Lands - 180 pp, Mayflower, St. Albans, 1975. "Having narrowly escaped death in Victorian England, Jherek Carnelian is back in his own time. But without his love, Amelia Underwood. His obsession with her has not abated but Brannart Morphail refuses to lend him another time machine and he is stranded. Until one fateful day he meets Robot Nurse, guardian of ageless children, who agrees to send him back to 19th Century London. In the fashionable Cafe Royale two worlds and two cultures collide and Jherek's plight becomes more desperate - ." 11. The End of All Songs - 275 pp, Avon, NY, 1978. "Jherek Carnelian flagellates, duplicates, mates, and disintegrates in the mind-stunning madness of the phantasmagoric End of Time." Interiors - most books have moderate or light browning to pages, one book has heavy browning to inside of covers, one book has previous owner's name in ink at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - five books have a slight spine lean, one book has a heavy spine lean and multiple spine creases, one book has a small hole punch through top corner of front cover, most books have light or moderate edge wear, six books have some tiny or small corner creases, one book has a remainder mark on the bottom of the text block, light to moderate browning to most text blocks, several books have very small sticker removal marks on one cover and light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE RHINEGOLD & THE VALKYRIE., Wagner, Richard.  Translated by Margaret Armour.
4 Wagner, Richard. Translated by Margaret Armour. THE RHINEGOLD & THE VALKYRIE.
London William Heinemann 1918 New Impression. Very Good- No Jacket Arthur Rackham. 
160 pp, 10 1/8" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board, blind stamped publisher's emblem on rear board, top edge brown. Pictorial endpapers, b&w vignettes, 34 colour plates, tipped in on heavy stock with borders, tissue covers bearing captions (all present). This book contains the first two parts of 'The Ring of the Niblung', i.e: 'The Rhinegold: Prelude' and 'The Valkyrie: First Day of the Trilogy'. This English translation of Richard Wagner's epic opera is enhanced by Arthur Rackham's beautiful, detailed illustrations, which bring to life the gods, goddesses, giants, dwarves and other inhabitants of the drama. Christmas gift inscription in ink from 1920 on a preliminary page, very light browning to pages, light browning to colour plate page stock, one slight separation between two page gatherings - holding firmly, very light browning to edges of text block, large corner crease on colour plate facing page 160, some tiny areas of colour loss/scuffs at top edge of colour plate opposite page 14 - probably due to some excess glue, light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear to boards - a little more at corners, some light rub marks at fore-edge of front board, one light rub mark and a few small air bubbles under cloth on rear board. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE RHINEGOLD & THE VALKYRIE., Wagner, Richard.  Translated by Margaret Armour.
5 Wagner, Richard. Translated by Margaret Armour. THE RHINEGOLD & THE VALKYRIE.
London William Heinemann 1920 New Impression. Good+ Good- Arthur Rackham. 
160 pp, 10" H. Taupe-coloured cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine and front board, black publisher's emblem on rear board. Pictorial endpapers, b&w vignettes, 34 colour plates (including frontispiece), tipped in on heavy stock with borders, tissue covers bearing captions (all present). This book contains the first two parts of 'The Ring of the Niblung', i.e.: 'The Rhinegold: Prelude' and 'The Valkyrie: First Day of the Trilogy'. This English translation of Richard Wagner's epic opera is enhanced by Arthur Rackham's beautiful, detailed illustrations, which bring to life the gods, goddesses, giants, dwarves and other inhabitants of the drama. The plates are all clean and bright, although one has four tiny flecks of skim from the facing tissue at the top (probably as a result of the tipping-in process), one has a very small crease at the bottom left-hand corner and another has a very tiny piece of edge wear. The card stock has darkened, as seems common with this production, affecting the adjacent pages (see photograph). Some pages have light wrinkling (no creases) - mainly at corners. Moderate browning to edges of text block. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Two margin tears (not affecting text or illustrations) have been repaired with archival tape. Dust jacket has very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning and some very light scuffs on spine, some light browning on panels, three water stains on spine - the largest and darkest at the bottom, light edge wear/wrinkling, small light stain on rear panel. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 


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