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1 Bailey, Catherine. THE SECRET ROOMS: A TRUE GOTHIC MYSTERY.
London Viking 2012 0670917559 / 9780670917556 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
466 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, floor plans, map, family tree. "At 6 a.m. on 21 April 1940 John, the 9th Duke of Rutland, and one of Britain's wealthiest men, ended his days, virtually alone, lying on a makeshift bed in a dank, cramped suite of rooms in the servants' quarters of his own home, Belvoir Castle. For weeks, as his health deteriorated, his family, his servants - even the King's doctor - had pleaded with him to come out, but he had refused. After his death, his son and heir, Charles, the 10th Duke of Rutland, ordered that the rooms be locked up and they remained untouched for sixty years. What lay behind this extraordinary set of circumstances? (The author) unravels a complex and compelling tale of love, honour and betrayal, played out in the grand salons of Britain's stately homes at the turn of the twentieth century, and on the battlefields of the Western Front." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FROM THE HEART:  FOLK ART IN CANADA., Blanchette, Jean-Francois, et al.
2 Blanchette, Jean-Francois, et al. FROM THE HEART: FOLK ART IN CANADA.
McClelland and Stewart/National Museum of Man, (Toronto, 1983). 
256 pp, oblong 4to (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0771090226 "...makes available the full scope of folk art from across Canada and, for the first time, introduces some of the artists who create it. The panorama of cultures and regional traditions t hat gives meaning to this vast nation is represented in the diverse objects brought together by the Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies, a branch of the National Museum of Man." Profusely illus. in b&w and colour with everything from w e a t h e r v a nes and decoys to kitchenware, quilts and oil paintings. Very light edge wear, very light rubbing on covers. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NORTH STRIKE.  A NOVEL OF THE NARVIK CAMPAIGN., Harris, John.  Wraparound jacket illustration by Terry Hadler.
3 Harris, John. Wraparound jacket illustration by Terry Hadler. NORTH STRIKE. A NOVEL OF THE NARVIK CAMPAIGN.
Hutchinson, London, 1981, first edition. 
272 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091444306 Map endpapers. "Transformed almost overnight from third mate on a tanker into a Royal Naval Reserve lieutenant, Murdoch Murray Magnusson found that with 1939 drawing to a close ne ither he nor the war itself seemed to be getting anywhere. But then a summons to London from Admiral Sir James Cockayne radically changed all that. The admiral wanted to know about Magnusson's knowledge of certain Scandinavian languages a n d a b o u t his apprenticeship in sail. The Navy needed information about German raiders and blockade runners operating in northern waters, and one of the places to get it was the neutral port of Narvik. Magnusson was to go there in a windjamm er : t he b ar qu e ' Oulu' which, furthermore, was to sail under false colours. On arrival, he was startled to find that 'Oulu' was not the only windjammer in the northern fjord. Soon he and the crew of the old sailing ship were to play a key ro le in t he his tor ic re sc ue of British prisoners from the notorious prison-ship 'Altmark', and then to plunge into the maelstrom of the German invasion of Norway...." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, and minor browning at top edge. Very G ood +/V ery Go od 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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