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THE MANUAL OF CRICKET.  ILLUSTRATED.
1 THE MANUAL OF CRICKET. ILLUSTRATED.
London F.H. Ayers Good 
57 pp + advertisements, 16mo (6 1/2" H), orange cloth with reddish brown lettering and decoration on front board, lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. No date, but advertisements reference dates between 1894 and 1896. Contents: Introduction; The Bat; The Stumps; The Ball; The Batting Gloves; The Leg Guard; The Wicket-keeping Gloves; The Dress; Hints on Batting - Playing Forward / Playing Back / The Cut / The Leg-Hit / The Drive; On Bowling; The field arranged for Slow Bowling; The Field arranged for Fast Bowling; On Fielding - The Wicket-keeper / Long-stop / Point / Short Slip / Third Man / Cover Point / Mid-off and Mid-on / Short Leg / Long Leg / Long Field / The Catch; Rules of the Marylebone Club / Rules of Single Wicket / County Qualifications. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 1 1/2" x 1/2' piece missing from bottom of first page, a few very light finger marks and soft wrinkles on first few pages, tiny foxing marks on last page, light edge wear to boards, air bubbles under cloth on both boards, some light soiling and light stains on boards, tiny dent on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SHADOWS ON THE HILL.  A CHANGELING: THE DREAMING NOVEL.  IMMORTAL EYES TRILOGY BOOK TWO., Cassada, Jackie.
2 Cassada, Jackie. SHADOWS ON THE HILL. A CHANGELING: THE DREAMING NOVEL. IMMORTAL EYES TRILOGY BOOK TWO.
Clarkston, GA White Wolf 1996 781565048614 Very Good Joshua Gabriel Timbrook, cover art. 
363 pp, 7" H. "They were changelings, faerie spirits trapped in mortal flesh. They were six oathmates, sworn to each other and to the completion of a quest. Together they would search for four powerful faerie treasures that would open a lost gateway back to their timeless home, the land of the Dreaming - the land of Arcadia. Their travels take them from San Francisco to the islands of Hawaii, where the mysterious menehune - the faerie spirits of the Pacific Isles - hold secrets long forgotten by their western cousins. Yet even as they pursue their goal, others are sworn to stop them. Backed by the forces of the Unseelie Shadow Court, the Forsworn Prince also seeks the way back to Arcadia, for his own dark purposes." Interior - tiny to small soft crease at bottom corner of pages 245 to 284, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny dint on rear cover - migrates into last few pages, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE VAMPIRE FILES (1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 9).  #1. BLOOD LIST. #2. LIFEBLOOD. #3. BLOODCIRCLE. #4. ART IN THE BLOOD. #5. FIRE IN THE BLOOD. #6. BLOOD ON THE WATER. #7. CHILL IN THE BLOOD. #9. LADY CRYMSYN.  PLUS: QUINCEY MORRIS, VAMPIRE.  9 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Elrod, P.N.  (Patricia Nead Elrod.)
3 Elrod, P.N. (Patricia Nead Elrod.) THE VAMPIRE FILES (1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 9). #1. BLOOD LIST. #2. LIFEBLOOD. #3. BLOODCIRCLE. #4. ART IN THE BLOOD. #5. FIRE IN THE BLOOD. #6. BLOOD ON THE WATER. #7. CHILL IN THE BLOOD. #9. LADY CRYMSYN. PLUS: QUINCEY MORRIS, VAMPIRE. 9 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Ace Very Good Cover art by Vito DeVito (1,2,4-6), F. Gambino (3, 7), Paul Robinson (9), Jamie Murray (Quincey Morris). 
The first seven volumes of "The Vampire Files", plus volume 9, plus "Quincey Morris, Vampire" (not part of this series, but vampire-related) - 9 books in total. 6 3/4" H. Book 1. Bloodlist - 200 pp, 1990 1st printing, ISBN 0441067956 - "I've always had a weak spot for strange ladies. One very beautiful girl had even warned me that she was - get this - a vampire. But did I listen? No. Well, before you know it, I'm being chased by an ugly thug with a gun, and a bullet blasts its way through my back, and - believe it or not - nothing happened. I survived! How? You guessed it. I, Jack Fleming, ace reporter, had been transformed into - a vampire! Which has its advantages. You never die, you never grow old, you sleep all day, and best of all - you can hunt down your own murderer." Book 2. Lifeblood - 202 pp, 1990 5th printing, ISBN 0441847765 - "As nosferatu go, I'm basically a nice guy. Sure, I need a little blood now and then, but I never meant to hurt anyone. Too bad some people don't feel the same about me. Now I've got a bunch of crazy vampire-hunters on my trail, armed with crosses, silver bullets, and sharp wooden stakes. How did they find out about me? Why are they - pardon the expression - out for my blood? I don't know, but I'm going to get some answers even if it kills me - again." Book 3. Bloodcircle - 202 pp, 1990 6th printing, ISBN 0441067174 - "As a vampire, I have a number of handy skills - I can hypnotize mortals, walk through walls, and shrug off bullets like insults. The one thing I haven't been able to manage, so far, is to find the woman who made me what I am. Until now. Her trail has led me to the palatial estate of a wealthy widow - and a two hundred-year-old gigolo with a taste for young blood. He claims not to know where my long-lost lady is - or who is trying to kill me - but then again, you can never trust a vampire." Book 4. Art in the Blood - 195 pp, 1991 1st printing, ISBN 0441859453 - "(W)hen the career of a talented young artist is fatally cut short, I know I won't sleep easy in my coffin until I find the killer. But the world of high art - with its big money, bigger egos, and expensive forgeries - makes even bloodsucking seem simple. And safer. Dead artists can live forever. An undead detective may not be so lucky - ." Book 5. Fire in theBlood - 198 pp, 1991 3rd printing, ISBN 0441859451 - "Even the dead have to work for a living. This time, a priceless heirloom bracelet's been stolen from the wealthy Sebastian Pierece. And guess who's been hired to find it? Pierce has plenty of hard cash, a soft heart - and a hot-blooded daughter named Marian. Marian has big eyes for yours truly - and a very jealous boyfriend. And me? I have a night job I can really sink my teeth into." Book 6. Blood on the Water - 199 pp, 1992 2nd printing, ISBN 044185947X - "There's a new crime boss in town and he's gunning for a vampire. So are the police. Lucky me. What's worse, my thirst for the red stuff is getting out of control. I'm not sure what scares me mroe: the mob - or the darkness gnawing at my gut. When Chicago gets this hot, even a vampire can get burned." Book 7. A Chill in the Blood - 327 pp, 1999 1st PB printing, ISBN 0441006272 - "(B)eing a vampire with morals is no midnight stroll on the streets of post-prohibition Chicago. In the city of sin, the gangs still rule - and they're on the brink of an all-out war. Neither crooks nor cops care how much blood, innocent or otherwise, flows during the fight. But Jack does. Caught between the local hoods and the boys from New York, Jack has to stop the battle before it starts. But how much of his remaining humanity will he have to give up to do it?" Book 9. Lady Crymsyn - 410 pp, 2001 1st PB printing, ISBN 0441008739 - "(Jack) has made a good bit of money cleaning up the streets of post-prohibition Chicago - enough to realize his long-time dream of owning a nightclub where a man can get a legal drink, and where Jack's songbird girlfriend can headline the floor show. But renovations on the speakeasy come to a crashing halt when workmen discover the skeletal remains of a woman's body - clad in a distinctive red dress - walled up in the basement. Jack may have become a creature of the night, but he's still a man with a strong sense of justice. And he won't rest until he finds out who killed the lady in red - even if it means resurrecting secrets the mob would kill to keep buried." Plus: Quincey Morris, Vampire - 336 pp, Baen Publishing 2001 first printing, ISBN 0671319844 - "Rough and ready Texan Quincey Morris thrust his Bowie knife into Dracula's heart, bringing an end to the quintessential battle between the living and the Un-Dead. It also brought an end to Quincey as he bled his life away into the chill earth of Transylvania. Or so he thought. Waking to the night, surrounded by ravenous wolves, he finds himself plunged into his greates adventure yet: life beyond life - as a vampire. To survive, he must quickly adapt to his dark change. At the hands of his savage mentor it's a hard, painful process, but Quincey is determined to escape the wilderness and return to his grieving friends. However, Professor Van Helsing has convinced them that the only good vampire is a dead one. Seen as an acolyte of their greatest enemy, can Quincey persuade them to accept his change, or will a lifetime of friendship end in bloody betrayal? And for whom?" Interiors - one book with a large stamp from bookstore on first page, two books with light browning on inside of covers, three books with very light browning on inside of covers and one book on pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - edge wear varies from minor to light, two books with a very light spine crease, three books with slight spine lean, one book with light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ANY KNOWN BLOOD., Hill, Lawrence.
4 Hill, Lawrence. ANY KNOWN BLOOD.
Toronto HarperCollins 1997 0002245671 / 9780002245678 3rd Printing Near Fine Very Good+ 
512 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). When the narrator, the 38 year-old son of a black father and a white mother living in Southern Ontario, loses his job, he goes to Baltimore and embarks on a quest for his family history. "Beginning with his own parents' struggle against segregation in Canada and moving back in time to the story of his great-great grandfather - a supposed hero in John Brown's famous anti-slavery raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia - Langston discovers a long line of relatives in constant battle for their rights and dignity. (S)lips effortlessly from the slave trade of 19th-century Virginia to the modern, predominantly white suburbs of Oakville, Ontario - once a final stop on the Underground Railroad." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing on bottom of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ANY KNOWN BLOOD., Hill, Lawrence.
5 Hill, Lawrence. ANY KNOWN BLOOD.
Toronto HarperCollins 1997 0002245671 / 9780002245678 First Edition, First Printing Near Fine Near Fine Signed by Author
512 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H) . Signed by author on half title page. When the narrator, the 38 year-old son of a black father and a white mother living in Southern Ontario, loses his job, he goes to Baltimore and embarks on a quest for his family history. "Beginning with his own parents' struggle against segregation in Canada and moving back in time to the story of his great-great grandfather - a supposed hero in John Brown's famous anti-slavery raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia - Langston discovers a long line of relatives in constant battle for their rights and dignity. (S)lips effortlessly from the slave trade of 19th-century Virginia to the modern, predominantly white suburbs of Oakville, Ontario - once a final stop on the Underground Railroad." 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
ANY KNOWN BLOOD., Hill, Lawrence.
6 Hill, Lawrence. ANY KNOWN BLOOD.
Toronto HarperCollins 1997 0002245671 / 9780002245678 First Edition, First Printing Very Good Signed by Author
512 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H) . Signed by author on title page: "Larry Hill (underscored". When the narrator, the 38 year-old son of a black father and a white mother living in Southern Ontario, loses his job, he goes to Baltimore and embarks on a quest for his family history. "Beginning with his own parents' struggle against segregation in Canada and moving back in time to the story of his great-great grandfather - a supposed hero in John Brown's famous anti-slavery raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia - Langston discovers a long line of relatives in constant battle for their rights and dignity. (S)lips effortlessly from the slave trade of 19th-century Virginia to the modern, predominantly white suburbs of Oakville, Ontario - once a final stop on the Underground Railroad." Minor fading to top and bottom edge of spine, page leaf 243/244 has a crease at the bottom corner. Dust jacket has areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BEDFORDSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 16TH REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Peters, G.W.H.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
7 Peters, G.W.H. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE BEDFORDSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 16TH REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1970, first edition. 
120 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520347 B&w photographs, reproductions. "Raised at Reading in 1688 the 16th were to see action one year later at Walcourt. Throughout Marlborough's campaigns they distinguished themselve s as steady, reliable fighting troops, and by the end had earned themselves five battle-honours. The long list of foreign stations includes Canada, America, India, Chitral, South Africa, where the Regiment's mounted infantry company played a l a r g e part in the final surrender of the Boers; and so up to the Great War. Twenty-two battalions were raised by the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, battalions who saw action from Flanders to Gallipoli, from Egypt to Jerusalem. T h e S ec on d Wa r b rought the Regiment glory at Dunkirk, in Singapore they lost a whole battalion, their skill as part of General Orde Wingate's Chindits was a source of bewilderment to the enemy; from North Africa to Italy they were an omnipresen t me na ce to wh oev er t ried to stop them. These, then, are the men of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, brave, thorough and skilled, and this book is worthy of them." Includes music of the Regimental March. Slight cigarette odor, m in or bro wni ng to page s, bro wning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small chips and tears, browning and water stains on spi ne and fla p-fo lds , l ight wat er s tains at top edge. Very Good-/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SWORD-DANCER SAGA - FIRST FOUR VOLUMES.  1. SWORD-DANCER.  2. SWORD-SINGER.  3. SWORD-MAKER.  4. SWORD-BREAKER.  4 VOLUMES.  (SWORD SEQUENCE.), Roberson, Jennifer.
8 Roberson, Jennifer. SWORD-DANCER SAGA - FIRST FOUR VOLUMES. 1. SWORD-DANCER. 2. SWORD-SINGER. 3. SWORD-MAKER. 4. SWORD-BREAKER. 4 VOLUMES. (SWORD SEQUENCE.)
New York Daw Very Good Kathy Wyatt (1&2), Corey Wolfe (3&4), cover art. 
First 4 volumes of the "Sword-Dancer Saga" - 7" H. Book 1. Sword-Dancer: 286 pp, 1986 2nd printing, ISBN 0886771528 - "He was Tiger, born of the desert winds, raised as a slave and winning his freedom by weaving a special kind of magic with a warrior's skill. She was Del, born of ice and storm, trained by the greatest of Northern sword masters. Now, her ritual training completed and steeped in the special magic of her own runesword, she had come South in search of the young brother stolen five years before. But even Del could not master all the dangers of the deadly Punja alone. And meeting Del, Tiger could not turn back from the most intriguing challenge he'd ever faced - the challenge of a magical, mysterious sword-dancer from the North." Book 2. Sword-Singer: 382 pp, 1988 8th printing, ISBN 0886774470 - "The Place of Swords - it was here that Del and Tiger must make their way to free Del from the life curse under which she traveled. For this was where she had slain her own sword master long before to blood her magical blade with the kind of power she needed to avenge the cruel destruction of her family. Outlawed by her action, she now had only a year to return there to stand in sword-dancer combat and either clear her name and honor or meet her doom." Book 3. Sword-Maker: 464 pp, 1989 11th printing, ISBN 0886773782 - "Sword-sworn to track down the hounds of hoolies, yet inescapably haunted by his memories of Del, Tiger, now master of Northern and Southron sword skills, is relentlessly following the trail which will lead him to Ysaa-den. Yet before him wait perils far deadlier than any hounds. For in Ysaa-den he is hailed as a champion come to stop the force which has been wreaking destruction upon the villagers, a force which many claim is a dragon of unimaginable strength." Book 4. Sword-Breaker: 460 pp, 1991 4th printing, ISBN 0886774764 - "Accused of murdering a man the Southron tribes believe to be their messiah, but who is actually the slayer of Del's family, Tiger and Del flee across the deadly Punja desert, hunted by religious zealots and sword-dancer assassins. But evading death by assasssins' blades is only one of the challenges they face. For Tiger's sword, Samiel, has been possessed by the spirit of the deadly sorcerer, Chosa-Dei - a wizards out of legend with the power to unmake the entire world, a master of evil who seeks to mold Tiger into his ultimate weapon of destruction." Interiors- vol. 4 has light browning to inside of covers and one small dog-ear crease, otherwise all are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - vol. 2 has a small price/info. sticker on rear cover, vol. 4 has several light scratches and a soft crease on rear cover, all vols. have very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spines. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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