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MADAME TUSSAUD:  A LIFE IN WAX., Berridge, Kate.
1 Berridge, Kate. MADAME TUSSAUD: A LIFE IN WAX.
Toronto HarperCollins 2006 0002008122 / 9780002008129 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "When she died in London at the age of ninety, a survivor of one of the most tumultuous epochs in history, Madame Tussaud had travelled far from her inauspicious beginnings in Strasbourg as the daughter of a common soldier and a housekeeper. Moving to Paris as a child, Marie climbed through the ranks of French society as the protegee of charmismatic showman artist Philippe Curtius, and witnessed the French Revolution in all its grisly detail. She survived the Terror and moved to London, where she struggled to find a foothold amidst the desperate competition of showmen from all over Europe. Her touring years were studded with drama and danger, and twice she nearly lost her life and livelihood - first in a shipwreck and then at the hands of a rampaging mob in the Reform riots of 1831. The core of her exhibition was Revolutionary relics given extra potency by her victim survivor status and the famous claims that she was forced to cast the death masks of Marie Antoinette and other members of the royal family, whom she had known personally when employed to teach modelling at Versailles. But did her desire to make a compelling and commercial spectacle of the events unfolding around her extend to moulding her own dramatic story? The story of a business empire sculpted out of the ashes of one of history's most turbulent periods reveal a woman who - in exploiting the human fascination with the rich, the famous and the infamous - was far ahead of her time." Very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE., Dumas, Alexandre. Illustrated by Harold Piffard.
2 Dumas, Alexandre. Illustrated by Harold Piffard. LE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE.
Collins, London, n.d. (Collins' Clear-Type Press.) 
378 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), hard cover (burgundy cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine), in pictorial dust jacket (with ad for Waterman's Pens on rear, 2/- price, portrait of Dumas and series number 214 on spine). Burgundy endpapers, sepia tone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. The last novel in 'The Marie Antoinette Romances' series. Very light browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very ligh t e dgewear/wrinkling, small chip at bottom of spine - a few tiny chips/tears elsewhere, very light rubbing/soiling, light browning to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TOO MANY PARTIES, TOO MANY PALS., Fitzgerald, Jack.
3 Fitzgerald, Jack. TOO MANY PARTIES, TOO MANY PALS.
Jesperson, (St. John's, Newfoundland, 1982). 
118 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photos. "...covers celebrated criminal cases in Newfoundland spanning 200 years of history...brings to light many unknown but interesting criminal cases such as the murder of Pat Yetman at Cape Broyle by an American banking skipper, the Michael Whelan story in which Whelan after being sentenced for murder, escapes from Her Majesty's Penitentiary and is never recaptured, and the graveyard crime of James Murphy of Harbour Main...covers more recent crimes such as the infamous Dr. Alfred Valdmanis story, tracing his life from Latvia to Berlin during the Second World War and then into great detail on the method he used to defraud the Newfoundland Government of $470,000..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, 1" tear at bottom of front hinge - archivally taped, a few small soft creases on front cover, hinge creases. G+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
TIMEWARS SERIES.  1. THE IVANHOE GAMBIT. 2. TIMEKEEPER CONSPIRACY. 3. PIMPERNEL PLOT. 4. ZENDA VENDETTA. 5. NAUTILUS SANCTION. 6. KHYBER CONNECTION. 7. ARGONAUT AFFAIR. 8. DRACULA CAPER. 10. HELLFIRE REBELLION.  VOLS 1-8 & 10 OF THE SERIES.  (TIME WARS), Hawke, Simon.
4 Hawke, Simon. TIMEWARS SERIES. 1. THE IVANHOE GAMBIT. 2. TIMEKEEPER CONSPIRACY. 3. PIMPERNEL PLOT. 4. ZENDA VENDETTA. 5. NAUTILUS SANCTION. 6. KHYBER CONNECTION. 7. ARGONAUT AFFAIR. 8. DRACULA CAPER. 10. HELLFIRE REBELLION. VOLS 1-8 & 10 OF THE SERIES. (TIME WARS)
New York Ace Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Don Mattingly (1-5), Jim Burns (6), Jim Gurney (7), Neal McPheeters (8) & Michael Racz (10), cover art. 
Volumes 1-8 & 10 of the TimeWars Series, 6 7/8" H. The series revolves around a 27th century organization tasked with preventing time travellers from altering history. In the books, many people & events we consider fictional are real and vice versa and there are many references to famous literature and authors. 1. The Ivanhoe Gambit - 209 pp, 1984 first printing, ISBN 0441377629 - Sometimes Sergeant Major Lucas Priest wondered why he had enlisted in the U.S. Army Temporal Corps. Fighting in the Time Wars wasn't the easiest way to make a living. But a demented scheme to impersonate the King of England was threatening to change the course of history. Two army teams had already failed to intercept the madman. So Lucas and his men must clock back to the twelfth century to try and prevent an irreversible split in time." 2. The Timekeeper Conspiracy - 215 pp, 1984 second printing, ISBN 0441811361 - "Captain Lucas Priest, a seasoned veteran of the Temporal Corps, was dispatched to seventheenth century France. In the world of Cardinal Richelieu and the Three Musketeers, he must infiltrate the terrorist underground called the Timekeepers and put an end to their mad schemes forever." 3. The Pimpernel Plot - 211 pp, 1985 second printing, ISBN 0441664105 - Now Lucas is faced with the greatest challenge of his career: to readjust the events of the French Revolution and correct the blunder made by an agent of the Temporal Corps. Alex Corderro, in his first hitch in Minus Time, had caused the death of Sir Percy Blakeney, the English aristocrat who played a key role in saving French royalists from the guillotine. Someone had to impersonate Blakeney and carry out his task." 4. The Zenda Vendetta - 206 pp, 1985 first printing, ISBN 0441959156 - "In the kingdom of Ruritania, Prince Rudolf is about to be crowned king. Instead, due to the machinations of his half brother, he becomes the 'Prisoner of Zenda'. That was back in the 19th century. But history is about to repeat itself - with a twist. The Timekeepers, the terrorist underground from the 27th century, have traveled backward once again to try to sabotage the course of history." 5. The Nautilus Sanction - 196 pp, 1985 first printing, ISBN 0441565662 - "(T)he Nautilus, a Russian supersub armed with enough nuclear firepower to blow history apart at the seams, has been hijacked from the 27th century. Priest and his commandos clock back to pursue the sub, and come face-to-face with a man whose thirst for revenge is so great he would start the greatest war of all time - everywhere at once! To stop him, the Time Commandos have only the help of the Canadian fisherman, Ned Land, and a middle-aged French writer of voyages extraordinaires named Jules Verne - ." 6. The Khyber Connection - 195 pp, 1986 first printing, ISBN 04414375257 - "The year was 1897. The Khyber Pass echoed with the sounds of war. Soldiers from Britain, India, and Afghanistan were immersed in a bloody conflict. Enter the Time Commandos. Their mission: To foil a plot that has set timelines on a collision course. Only they can save the timestream from disruption - with a little help from a war correspondent named Winston Churchill - and a waterboy called Gunga Din." 7. The Argonaut Affair - 195 pp, 1987 first printing, ISBN 0441029116 - "A creature of Greek myth appears in the 27th century - proving that something is seriously wrong down the timeline! The Temporal Intelligence Agency fear an oncoming disaster of staggering proportions. Delaney, Cross, and their new partner Steiger clock back to the age of gods, monsters and heroes - into the heart of an epic quest. Lost in a legendary time and place, the future of two universes is in their hands!" 8. The Dracula Caper - 212 pp, 1988 first printing, ISBN 0441166164 - "A plague of vampires and werewolves falls on Victoria's England - but there's nothing supernatural about these creatures. They're genetically engineered monsters from the far future, dropped into the past as a devilish tactic in the Time Wars! It's a mystery more baffling than any penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - a cosmic riddle to stagger the imagination of the great H.G. Wells. Soon the creators of Sherlock Holmes and 'The Time Machine' join forces with the Time Commandos to combat an ageless evil which strains the very fabric of the universe!". 10. The Hellfire Revolution - 192 pp, 1990 first printing, ISBN 0441812627 - "Boston, 1765. The freedom-fighting Sons of Liberty are under attack by a Tory secret society called the Hellfire Club. The club's leader - the headless horseman - is a ghostly creature seemingly invulnerable to blades and musket balls. His plot to assassinate Sam Adams, Ben Franklin and George Washington will detroy every dream of the Thirteen Colonies - and cancel the United States of America! Can the Time Commandos wage war against a phantom? And worse yet, can they stop a cosmic catastrophe that will make the Big Band look like a firecracker?" Interiors - light toning to pages in some volumes, volume 10 has a bookstore stamp on the first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - three volumes with very small number stamped on bottom of text block, volumes 1 to 7 have very light edge wear, volumes 8 & 10 have light edge wear; volume 8 has slight spine lean, two spine creases and two small creases on rear cover; volume 10 has spine lean, two spine creases and very light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
5 Orczy, Baroness. MAM'ZELLE GUILLOTINE: AN ADVENTURE OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL.
Hodder & Stoughton, London, (1940), Ist edition. 
286 pp, small 8vo, (7 1/2" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. Light browning to endpapers, pages evenly and very lightly toned, several pages have a small very faint blue smudge in margin, several pages have a small faint smudge/mark in margin, page 63 has a 1" faint line indentation in margin, a few pages have faint tiny foxing marks, small book store stamp at bottom of free front endpaper. Exterior - light edge wear to boards/spine and very light surface wear to boards/spine, tiny d a r k e r b l ue mark on front board, very small scuff on rear board, minor wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, spine lettering dark and clear. Very Good 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
SCARAMOUCHE THE KINGMAKER: A ROMANCE., Sabatini, Rafael
6 Sabatini, Rafael SCARAMOUCHE THE KINGMAKER: A ROMANCE.
London Hutchinson 24th Thousand Hard Cover Good Fair 
336 pp + 12 pp publisher's advertising, 7 1/2" H. No date (c1935). "It was suspected of him by many that he had no heart." In this, Sabatini's second historical novel featuring "Scaramouche", Andre-Louis Moreau now plots to expose the revolutionary leaders of France as corrupt profiteers in order to restore the monarchy - heads will fall! Light browning to edges of endpapers, very small tear at top edge of both front endpapers - repaired, light toning to pages and edges of text block - darker on top of text block, light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to spine color, small bump/crease at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has edge chips, tears and creases; moderate soiling/rubbing on rear panel; a few light scuffs; moderate edge wear; colors are still bright; now protected in a mylar/paper sleeve. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 


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