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LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY:  "THE ISLAND'S LADY OF STORIES"., (Montgomery, Lucy Maud - L.M.)
1 (Montgomery, Lucy Maud - L.M.) LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY: "THE ISLAND'S LADY OF STORIES".
Springfield, Prince Edward Island Women's Institute 1975 4th Printing Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
20 pp, 7 1/4" H x 5 1/4" D. B&w photographs. A short biography of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables and other children's classics. Includes three poems: "Twilight in Abegweit"; "In Lover's Lane"; and, "Off to the Fishing Ground", an essay entitled "Prince Edward Island", plus the words and music for "Island Hymn". Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small # 69 written in pen at top corner of front cover, tiny stain and small light water stain on rear cover. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MOTHER GOOSE.  SEVENTY-SEVEN VERSES WITH PICTURES BY TASHA TUDOR., (Tudor, Tasha, illustrator.)
2 (Tudor, Tasha, illustrator.) MOTHER GOOSE. SEVENTY-SEVEN VERSES WITH PICTURES BY TASHA TUDOR.
New York Oxford University Press 1945 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Good Tasha Tudor. 
87 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration on front board. Pictorial endpaper, beautifully illustrated throughout with Tasha Tudor's charming colour and b&w drawings. Contents include: Bye, baby, bunting; Ding, dong, bell; Georgey Porgey, pudding and pie; Heigh, diddle, diddle; Hickory, dickery, dock; Hot Cross Buns!; Humpty-Dumpty sat on a wall; Jack and Jill went up the hill; Jack Spratt could eat no fat; Lady bird, lady bird, fly away home; Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep, London bridge is broken down; March winds and April showers; Mary, Mary, quite contrary; Old King Cole was a merry old soul; Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man!; Ride a cock horse; Ring-a-round-a roses; The Queen of Hearts; This little pig went to market; etc., etc. Very light browning to spine and edges of boards, light edge rubbing, tiny scuff on bottom edge of rear board, light browning on pastedowns, light toning to free endpapers, very small browning marks in gutter of title page, between pages 16 & 17 and between pages 86 & 87; a few soft handing creases at bottom corner of last few pages; slight color variation on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES ON TOUR IN THE CANADIAN CITIES OF VICTORIA, NANAIMO, VANCOUVER, KELOWNA, KAMLOOPS AND PRINCE GEORGE IN THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  APRIL 30 TO MAY 7, 1986., Aikman, Linda and Leach, Karen.
3 Aikman, Linda and Leach, Karen. THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES ON TOUR IN THE CANADIAN CITIES OF VICTORIA, NANAIMO, VANCOUVER, KELOWNA, KAMLOOPS AND PRINCE GEORGE IN THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. APRIL 30 TO MAY 7, 1986.
Burnaby Peter Legge 1986 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
58 pp, 10 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Interior - very small bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny crease at top corner of front cover, small sticker removal mark on front cover. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE TOWER OF LONDON., Ainsworth, W. H. (William Harrison).
4 Ainsworth, W. H. (William Harrison). THE TOWER OF LONDON.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Paul Hardy, frontispiece. 
638 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 frontispiece. An historical romance of Lady Jane Grey and her short-lived career as queen of England between the reigns of Edward VI and Mary I. Very light fading to colour on spine, minor corner wear, a few tiny scuffs on spine. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear and light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 American Bolex Company, Inc. BOLEX: THE WORLD'S FINEST MOVIE CAMERAS, 1947 CATALOG. PLUS RETAIL PRICE LIST 1947. BOLEX PRODUCTS.
(American Bolex Company, New York, 1947) 
54 pp, 8vo, stapled in color wraps + one folded sheet (price list). B&w illus. Includes a short history, technical information/specifications for Camera models H-16, H-8, L-8 and projector model G-816, covers accessories (screens, winders, lenses, etc.), professional effects and repairs. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior has light edge wear/rubbing, two small corner creases - wonderful photos of a fashionable lady of the 40's using Bolex cameras. Price list has small light brown spot in margin, erased pencil notes on blank back cover. VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
6 Appleton, Thomas E. USQUE AD MARE: A HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN COAST GUARD AND MARINE SERVICES.
Ottawa Department of Transport 1969 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
318 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front cover - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. Chapter headings: The Long Perspective; The Old Provinces; Confederation; The Years of Growth; The Years of Consolidation; Aids to Navigation; Search and Rescue; Ships and Shipbuilding; Marine Regulations; People and Policies; The Way Ahead; Appendices (Family Tree of the Department / Ministers of the Department / Ships of the Canadian Coast Guard, from 1850 / Lighthouses at Confederation / Canal Development / Lifesaving Stations in 1914). Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ENCHANTED APRIL., Arnim, Elizabeth Von.  Introduction by Elizabeth Jane Howard.
7 Arnim, Elizabeth Von. Introduction by Elizabeth Jane Howard. THE ENCHANTED APRIL.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Debra McFarlane. 
204 pp, 9 7/8" H. Blue/green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt and black decoration on spine and boards. 7 colour plates (including frontispiece). The story of two young wives who, unhappy in their marriages and with the misery of a London winter, impulsively decide to rent a medieval Italian castle for the month of April. After a series of ups and downs, San Salvatore begins to cast a spell over all its inhabitants and love, new and renewed, results. A few very light stains on rear board and a couple on the front board - probably from water, very slight lean to spine, small bump at bottom of front hinge. Slipcase has bump at one bottom front corner, minor rubbing on panels. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 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
 
 
THE HISTORY OF SCARBOROUGH, FROM THE EARLIEST DATE., Baker, Joseph Brogden.
9 Baker, Joseph Brogden. THE HISTORY OF SCARBOROUGH, FROM THE EARLIEST DATE.
London Longmans, Green 1882 Hard Cover Good 
527 pp, 10" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering/decoration, black banding on spine/front board, black endpapers. B&w illustrations (some fold-out). ***Please note: the illustration titled "Drawbridge of the Castle" is missing.*** Section headings: Introduction; Charters; The Castle; Siege of the Town; Religious Houses and Ancient Churches; St. Mary's; Modern Churches; Governing Body of the Borough; Parliamentary History of the Borough; Corporate History; Charities and Public Schools; Markets, Fairs, and Commerce; Harbour and Shipping; Recreations and Amusements; Biography; Folk Lore; Footpaths five miles from Scarborough; Published Works on Scarborough. Some splitting to paper on inside hinges - hinges holding well, scattered tiny foxing marks on pages and illustrations, darkening and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear to boards - moderate at corners and at top/bottom of spine, a few small areas of discoloration on boards and spine, light rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Book is protected in a stiff mylar jacket 
Price: 130.00 USD
 
 
SPRING SONGS WITH MUSIC FROM "FLOWER FAIRIES OF THE SPRING"., Barker, Cicely Mary.  Music by Olive Linnell.
10 Barker, Cicely Mary. Music by Olive Linnell. SPRING SONGS WITH MUSIC FROM "FLOWER FAIRIES OF THE SPRING".
London Blackie & Son Hard Cover Very Good - Poor Cicely Mary Barker. 
Unpaginated (approx. 52 pp.), 9 3/4" H. No publication date present, but inscription on front free endpaper is dated Xmas 1926, so probably the first edition. Blue cloth spine, gray paper-covered boards with dark blue lettering and pasted on "Speedwell Fairy" illustration on front board. 12 delightful, colour plates tipped in (including frontispiece) - all in very good condition. B&w drawings by C.M.B. on title and final page. Music notation for voice and piano. Includes: The Song of the Primrose Fairy; The Song of the Windflower Fairy; The Song of the Groundsel Fairy; The Song of the Lords-and-Ladies Fairy; The Song of the Daffodil Fairy; The Song of the Larch Fairy; The Song of the Heart's-ease Fairy; The Song of the Lady's Smock Fairy; The Song of the Dog-Violet Fairy; The Song of the Stitchwort Fairy; The Song of the Daisy Fairy; and The Song of the Bluebell Fairy. Faint ink Christmas gift inscription (1926) on front pastedown, one separation between two page gatherings but pages are holding firmly in binding, very light browning to pages and endpapers, scattered tiny foxing marks at top of rear pastedown, light browning to edges of text block and boards - a bit more at top of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some light edge wear - mainly at corners and on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has three large pieces missing on rear panel, seeveral edge chips and tears with creases, light to moderate rubbing with some light soiling, now protected in a mylar paper-backed sleeve. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
11 Barrie, J.M. ECHOES OF THE WAR. (CONTAINS: THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALS; THE NEW WORD; BARBARA'S WEDDING; A WELL-REMEMBERED VOICE.)
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1920, reprint. 
188 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold letteringon spine, blind stamp of Barrie's initials on front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece. Four plays by the author of 'Peter Pan' on the subject of war a nd its consequences. Previous owner's name/datre and small corner crease on free front endpaper, paper at inside rear hinge is split - joint still holding well, hinge crease on frontispiece which has a 2" tear and is now archivally taped, m i n o r b r o wning to endpapers, moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, two slight corner bumps, moderate browning to edges of textblock, tiny stains on top of textblock. Good reading copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
12 Beaty, David. STRANGE ENCOUNTERS: MYSTERIES OF THE AIR.
London Methuen 1982 0413397602 / 9780413397607 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
160 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Why did the airship R101 crash on her voyage to India? How did the great Australian pioneer aviatior, Charles Kingsford-Smith, leave such a trail of death behind him when he disappared in 'Lady Southern Cross' in 1935? How did the pilots of the Fairey Postal Mono-plane in 1929 know that they were going to die? Why did so many of the first women who tried to emulate Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic disappear in mysterious circumstances? What was the jinx that befell Stratocruiser propellers in the 1950s, and was it a coincidence that two Stratocruiser captains met in mid-Atlantic on Christmas Day 1957? What was the strange link between the Comet take-off accidents and the Comets that exploded in mid-air? Many flying mysteries of the past have since been explained by the advance of technology, but many remain, particularly those connected to time, coincidence and precognition of events. None of the aircraft disasters described in this book, which have taken place this century in uncertain and even mysterious circumstances, have ever been fully eplained." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor rubbing, very minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE.  ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR:  TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND., Betcherman, Lita-Rose.
13 Betcherman, Lita-Rose. COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE. ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR: TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.
Toronto HarperCollins / Phyllis Bruce 2005 0002007894 / 9780002007894 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The lives of two dazzling aristocratic sisters, Lucy and Dorothy Percy, present a perfect window into the world of political unrest and social intrigue of seventeenth-century English society. Their breeding, beauty, and cunning made them among the most influential women of their time. Born during the reign of Elizabeth I, the Percy sisters came to prominence at the court of Charles I. Lucy, the Countess of Carlisle - the 'court lady' - dominated the royal scene thanks to her position at the center of power. Her beauty, captured in magnificent Van Dyck portraits, and her political skill attracted prominent lovers, and her charm and talents as a gossip ensured her inclusion in the Queen's inner circle. Then, her machinations during the Civil WAr led to her imprisonment in the Tower of London. Her sister, Dorothy, Countess of Leicester - the 'country wife' - had twelve surviving children and managed the family estates while her husband traveled abroad or immersed himself in books. As a diplomat's wife, she was brilliant, with a keen eye and special purview of European politics. This early ancestor of Princess Diana's family was also a shrewish wife who bossed her mate for more than thirty-seven years before he rebelled publicly, causing a scandal. (This book) brilliantly depicts the position of upper-class women in seventeenth-century Britain and illuminates a grand and turbulent era." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IRISHMEN ALL., Birmingham, George A.  Colour illustrations by Jack B. Yeats.
14 Birmingham, George A. Colour illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. IRISHMEN ALL.
T.N. Foulis, Edinburgh, 1914 reprint. 
225 pp + publisher's ads, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. Fore edges of textblock untrimmed. 12 colour plates from oil paintings by Jack B. Yeats, tipped on to gray stock and tissue-covered (collated). Chapter headings: The Higher Official; The Minor Official; The Policeman; The Squireen; The Politician; The Country Gentleman; The Farmer; The Publican; The Exile from Erin; The Parish Priest; T h e " M inister"; The Young Lady and Gentleman in Business. Previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, faint pencil erasure marks on free front endpaper, light edge wear, slight browning to spine, some soiling/browning to yapped page edges. V er y G oo d- 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
15 Bradley, Rebecca. (Signed). THE LADY IN GIL SERIES. 1. LADY IN GIL. 2. SCION'S LADY. 3. LADY PAIN. 3 VOLUMES.
Victor Gollancz, London, (1996, 1997, 1998), Ist editions. 
288 pp, 320 pp, 336 pp, 8vo, hardcovers in dust jackets. BOOKS 1 AND 2 ARE SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE. "For more than seventy years the magical statue of the Lady in Gil has lain hidden as the island kingdom groans under the barbed heel of the accursed Sherank ..." Tigrallef, a memorian more at home with manuscripts than swords, finds he must become a hero to rescue his people. With the aid of the 'Lady in Gil' he succeeds, but there is a price to pay for the Lady's help...The Pain...it "protects Tig against sickness, danger and the ravages of time, (but) it wages a constant war of attrition against his mind and soul..." Tiny bumps to top corners and bottom of spine of Book 2. Dust jackets have minor edge wear/rubbing, two tiny imperfections in laminate of front cover of Book 2, some light impressions (no color loss) to Book 3. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
16 Brown, Isobel; Krachun, Peggy Smith; Strowbridge, Nellie P. Helen Fogwill Porter and Bernice Morgan, compilers. DOORS HELD AJAR.
St. John's, Newfoundland Killick Press 1997 1895387760 / 9781895387766 First Edition Soft Cover with Self Flaps Very Good+ 
182 pp, 8 3/8" H. "(This book) reflects not only the distinctive narrative voices of its authors, but also the diverse life-experiences of these three women: growing up in Glasgow between the wars, growing up in a small Newfoundland outport, growing up within the constraints of a fundamentalist religion, coming to this country after World War Two as the bride of a Newfoundland serviceman, leaving Newfoundland as the bride of an American serviceman in the 1960s. All this, and more, informs the short stories and essays contained in this book." Contents: Isobel Brown (November Memories / Two Photographs / Meaningful Coincidences / 72 Hours / Iona); Peggy Smith Krachun (Outport Girl Preferred / On Becoming a Grandmother / China Doll / Let's Stay Together / The Groupie Table); Nellie P. Strowbridge (The Feather / Lady In Blue / The Last Of The Holy Rollers / The Wings of Azrael). Very light scuffing to covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DOORS HELD AJAR., Brown, Isobel; Krachun, Peggy Smith; Strowbridge, Nellie P.  Helen Fogwill Porter and Bernice Morgan, compilers.
17 Brown, Isobel; Krachun, Peggy Smith; Strowbridge, Nellie P. Helen Fogwill Porter and Bernice Morgan, compilers. DOORS HELD AJAR.
St. John's, Newfoundland Killick Press 1997 1895387760 / 9781895387766 First Edition Soft Cover with Self Flaps Very Good 
182 pp, 8 3/8" H. "(This book) reflects not only the distinctive narrative voices of its authors, but also the diverse life-experiences of these three women: growing up in Glasgow between the wars, growing up in a small Newfoundland outport, growing up within the constraints of a fundamentalist religion, coming to this country after World War Two as the bride of a Newfoundland serviceman, leaving Newfoundland as the bride of an American serviceman in the 1960s. All this, and more, informs the short stories and essays contained in this book." Contents: Isobel Brown (November Memories / Two Photographs / Meaningful Coincidences / 72 Hours / Iona); Peggy Smith Krachun (Outport Girl Preferred / On Becoming a Grandmother / China Doll / Let's Stay Together / The Groupie Table); Nellie P. Strowbridge (The Feather / Lady In Blue / The Last Of The Holy Rollers / The Wings of Azrael). Interior - tiny wrinkle at fore-edge of last page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - dark rub mark approx. 4" long on rear cover, light rubbing to covers, minor wear at top of spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT AND HIS CLIENTS., Brown, Jane.
18 Brown, Jane. LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT AND HIS CLIENTS.
London Viking 1996 0670858714 / 9780670858712 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). "The great architect and his architecture are well known, but what about his patrons, his clients? Who were they? Why did they build? What did they pay for their buildings? From his earliest patrons, a stream of repressed gentlewomen of intelligence and means, through a galaxy of Edwardian heroes and villains, this book tells their stories. Some of them are famous, others unknown, except as Lutyen's clients: here are Herbert Jekyll, Jennie Churchill, J.M. Barrie, Hugh Lane, Victoria Sackville, lords, ladies, Souls, bankers, press barons, politicians, the beau monde of Edwardian England, as well as a schoolteacher who inherited a fortune and a prospering Bradford wool merchant. The complex networking of families and friends threads through the events and settings of Edwardian society, like a richly patterned embroidery. Everything of significance that Lutyens did had its roots in the Edwardian decade - and his clients turn out to be both the triumph and the tragedy of his career. (L)avishly illustrated with the human face of great architecture - sketches, drawings and photographs from family archives all over England." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, slight browning to spine, edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
POETICAL WORKS OF MRS. BROWNING.  VOL. I.  (SERIES I), Browning, Mrs.  (Elizabeth Barrett Browning.)
19 Browning, Mrs. (Elizabeth Barrett Browning.) POETICAL WORKS OF MRS. BROWNING. VOL. I. (SERIES I)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
576 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, inccluding frontispiece, decorated title page. A collection of the works of Victorian poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, including: The Tempest; The Romaunt of Margret; The Deserted Garden; The Lay of the Brown Rosary; Lady Geraldine's Courtship; To Flush, my Dog; Sleeping and Watching; The Romance of the Swan's Nest; Sonnets from the Portuguese; Aurora Leigh, etc. Very liight edge wear, slight fading to spine colour, very light browning to pages - mostly in margins, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block - also tiny foxing marks on fore-edge. Slipcase has moderate edge wear, a few small splits at joints, several black ink marks on top and rear panel, light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
VLAD TALTOS SERIES.  1. JHEREG.  2. YENDI.  3. TECKLA.  4. TALTOS.  5. PHOENIX.  6. ATHYRA.  7. ORCA.  THE FIRST SEVEN BOOKS PLUS VOLUME NINE - ISSOLA.  8 BOOKS IN TOTAL (1 - 7, 9)., Brust, Steven.
20 Brust, Steven. VLAD TALTOS SERIES. 1. JHEREG. 2. YENDI. 3. TECKLA. 4. TALTOS. 5. PHOENIX. 6. ATHYRA. 7. ORCA. THE FIRST SEVEN BOOKS PLUS VOLUME NINE - ISSOLA. 8 BOOKS IN TOTAL (1 - 7, 9).
New York Ace (1 - 7) / TOR (9) Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover Art by Steve Hickman (1-3, 9), Kinuko Craft (4), Denis Beauvais (5) & Ciruelo Cabral (6 & 7). 
The first seven books of the Vlad Taltos Series, plus volume nine (8 books in total), 6 7/8" H. **Please note, volume 8 - Dragon - is not included in this grouping.** 1. Jhereg - 239 pp, Ace 1983 16th printing, ISBN 0441385540. "There are many ways for a young man with quick wits and a quick sword to advance in the world. Vlad Taltos chose the route of the assassin. To his other qualifications he added two things: The first was a smattering of witchcraft - badly thought of on Dragaera, but only a fool refuses such a weapon. The second was his constant companion, a young jhereg, its leathery wings and poisonous teeth always at Vlad's command, its alien mind psionically linked with his own. Vlad has never regretted the sorcerous bargain he made with his jhereg's mother: 'I offer your egg long life and fresh, red meat without struggle, and I offer it my friendship. I ask for aid in my endeavors. I ask for its wisdom, and I ask for its friendship'." 2. Yendi - 209 pp, Ace 1984 1st printing, ISBN 0441944566. "Back when I bargained for the wise-mouthed reptilian who sits perched on my shoulder, his mother wished me: 'Long life and good hunting'. I told her I was not a hunter. She said: 'You will be - .' She was right. My name is Vlad Taltos. I am an assassin. And this is the story of my early days in the House of Jhereg, of how I found myself in a Jhereg war, and how I fell in love with the woman who killed me." 3. Teckla - 214 pp, Ace 1987 Ist printing, ISBN 0441799779. "I'd always known they were. Teckla were lazy, stupid, cowardly peasants. Revolting. Old joke. But now they were revolting against the Empire. New joke. And a Jhereg crimelord, feeling the pinch, was popping the rebels. No joke. But the real joke? I was protecting them. Me. Lord Vlad Taltos - loyal grandson, loving husband. Jhereg. Sorcerer. Assassin. Everything the rabble hated. Not that I craved wet-nursing a mob of slogan-slobbering, doomed radical loonies, all of whom wanted me dead. Particularly since my royal peers, all of House Jhereg, also wanted me dead." 4. Taltos - 181 pp, Ace 1988 1st printing, ISBN 0441182003. "Journey to the Land of the Dead. All Expenses Paid! Not my idea of an ideal vacation, but this was work. After all, even an assassin has to earn a living. The trouble is, everyone knows that a living human cannot walk the Paths of the Dead, and return, alive, to the land of men. But being an Eastener is not exactly like being human, by Dragaeran standards anyways. Thus, the rule doesn't apply to me - I hope." 5. Phoenix - 245 pp, Ace 1990 1st printing, ISBN 0441662250. "In Gods we trust. All other pay cash. Always a good rule if you're in my line of work, but who'd think a god would take me up on it? There I was, facing certain death, when the Demon Goddess answered my prayers for rescue. Strange she should take an interest in me, considering I'm an assassin. Stranger that the Demon Goddess needs to offer me work. Well, my patron deity wants a favor, and who is Vlad Taltos to say no." 6. Athyra - 243 pp, Ace 1993 1st printing, ISBN 0441033423. "The Magnificent Seven - ? A bit of an overstatement. Minus six, actually. Which leaves one. Me - Vlad Taltos, sorcerer (sometime witch) and (ex-)assassin. Plus my two faithful jhereg. Which makes three, sort of. But even we can have a hard time when we take on the biggest hitters of the House of Jhereg. Here I thought I could retire in peace - ." 7. Orca - 290 pp, Ace 1996 1st printing, ISBN 0441001963. "Granted, walking around with two jhereg on your shoulders is not the best disguise for an ex-assassin wanted all over the Empire. But a young boy saved my life and now he needs my help. And Vlad Taltos always pays his debts. Even if it means uncovering a financial scandal big enough to bring down the House of Orca - and, if I'm lucky, the entire Empire." 9. Issola - 255 pp, TOR 2002 1st printing, ISBN 0812589173. "Okay, so maybe I've been living in the woods too long, where you can't even get a decent cup of klava first thing in the morning. So who should turn up but Lady Teldra, the courtly servant of my old friend the Dragonlord Morrolan? Teldra wants my help, because Morrolan and Aliera have disappeared, and according to Sethra Lavode, it looks like they may be in the hand of the Jenoine. Do I want to mess with them? The guys who made this place? And I thought I had problems before - . Oh, well, what's a little cosmic battle with beings who control time and space?" Interiors - two books with light to mderate browning on insideof covers, light toning to light browning to most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - all books have very light edge wear; one book has light edge wear, two small scratches inked out on spine and a small area of color loss on front cover due to old sticker removal; six books have faint to light minimal creases on spine, three books have a slight lean to spine, one book has a corner crease and hinge crease on front cover, two books have a tiny number stamp on bottom of text block, one book has light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
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