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THE FORBES COLLECTION OF VICTORIAN PICTURES AND WORKS OF ART.  19 & 20 FEBRUARY 2003.  CHRISTIE'S GALLERY VIEWING GUIDE., Christie's
1 Christie's THE FORBES COLLECTION OF VICTORIAN PICTURES AND WORKS OF ART. 19 & 20 FEBRUARY 2003. CHRISTIE'S GALLERY VIEWING GUIDE.
Christie's International Media Division, London, (2002). 
32 pp, 10 1/2" H, soft cover. Introduction, auction listing, colour photographs. Amendments sheet laid in. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MOONSTONE., Collins, Wilkie.
2 Collins, Wilkie. THE MOONSTONE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good A. Pearse. 
664 pp , 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt, ribbon bookmark. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No slipcase or dust jacket.** A will, leaving a sacred diamond sacked from a temple in India to 18-year-old Rachel Verinder, leads to theft, recriminations, suicide and murder before Franklin Blake, with the assistance of Sergeant Cuff, uncovers the truth. 1936 gift inscription in ink on verso of frontispiece, browning and some tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light edge wear to covers. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
3 Knox, F.A.; Beedle, A.; Knowles, A.J.; Chadsey, Horace M.; Shepherd, S.A.; Kennedy, Gordon; Byleveld, Herbert C.; Greening, W.E.; King, Wilfred; Gedge, A.E.; Campbell, Alistair A.; Mallovy, Naomi; Galt, Ian; Gomery, Percy; Fidler, Vera; van Stockum, Hilda THE CANADIAN BANKER. VOL. 67, NO. 3. WINTER, 1960.
Toronto The Canadian bankers' Association 1960 Soft Cover Very Good 
163 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial: The March of Events; Business and Its Own Conscience; Bankers and their Attitudes; "The Three Wise Men"; Money and Inflation (First of Two Parts); Chartered Accountants and Bankers; Profits and Profits; Canada's Historical Sites: A Neglect-ed Source of Tourist Revenue; A London Letter; Decimal Coinage for Britain?; Changing Styles in Consumer Financing; Annual Income Twenty Pounds; Bankers in the Ball-Room; Via Sallustiana to Haukeliseter; Manoeuvre of Trapper Jim; Treasure Trove at the Printing Bureau; Art as an Investment; Legal Decisions; The Banker's Bookshelf; The D.R. Wilkie and The Canadian Bankers' Association Scholarships; The Essay Competition 1960 - Results and Comments; Banking Examinations, June 1960 - Results and Notes. Interior - small tear (archivally taped) and crease at top corner of last page, slight browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light browning to edges of text block, minor browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Miles, Alexander and Wilkie, D.P.D. OPERATIVE SURGERY. OXFORD MEDICAL PUBLICATIONS.
Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, London, 1933, Ist edition. 
590 pp, 8vo, hard cover (maroon boards, gold lettering on spine, black lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. 321 b&w illustrations (photographs, drawings, diagrams). Interior - scattered, small light foxing marks on pastedowns, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor foxing to top of textblock, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling to boards. VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE RCW.  THE WARTIME EXPLOITS OF WING COMMANDER ROYCE CLIFFORD WILKINSON, O.B.E., D.F.M. & BAR, C. de G. (FRANCE)., Nelson, Kenneth James.  (Royce Clifford Wilkinson.)
5 Nelson, Kenneth James. (Royce Clifford Wilkinson.) SPITFIRE RCW. THE WARTIME EXPLOITS OF WING COMMANDER ROYCE CLIFFORD WILKINSON, O.B.E., D.F.M. & BAR, C. de G. (FRANCE).
Canada Self-published, 1994 0969862504 / 9780969862505 First Edition. Hard Cover Fine Fine 
156 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "(B)y time and chance Wilkie (Royce Clifford Wilkinson) was to be involved in some of the greatest events in the twentieth century. He flew in the great air battles over France and Britain with No.1's and 3 (F) Squadrons, and was credited with destroying 9 2/3 enemy aircraft in one week. He helped form two American 'Eagle' Squadrons No.'s 71 and 121 and formed the first Hurricane fighter/bomber Squadron No.174. When shot down in 1942 he baled out at about 150 feet and made his escape through France and Spain to Gibralter, going almost everywhere by train and car in broad daylight, and in his own words 'I had a lovely time'. He formed one of the Mobile Airfields of 2nd. TAF for the invasion of Europe in 1944 and in the Pacific he led the longest Spitfire raid of the war, a four hour fifty minute flight from Darwin, Australia to Timor Island and back, without loss. He always led from the front and was highly decorated being awarded the O.B.E., D.F.M. and Bar, Croix de Guerre." 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
6 Rathbone, Basil. (Edgar Allan Poe; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Edward Bulwer-Lytton; Charles Allston Collins; Charles Dickens; Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu; Wilkie Collins.) BASIL RATHBONE SELECTS STRANGE TALES. (THE BLACK CAT; RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHER; THE HOUSE AND THE BRAIN; THE TRIAL FOR MURDER; GREEN TEA; A TERRIBLY STRANGE BED.
New York Belmont 1965 Mass Market Paperback Very Good - 
157 pp, 7" H. "Basil Rathbone, renowned actor and motion picture personality, selects for you the strangest stories ever written - masterpieces of the macabre." Interior - light browning to pages and inside of covers. Exterior - very light edge wear, book is lightly cocked, faint crease on spine, small soft crease at top corner of covers, soft crease doen front hinge, minor rubbing, slight fading to color on edges of text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME.  A ROMANTIC NOVEL., Warren, Robert Penn.
7 Warren, Robert Penn. WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME. A ROMANTIC NOVEL.
New York Random House 1950 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
512 pp, 8 1/2" H. Gray cloth with dark blue title block and gilt lettering/decoration on spine, gilt lettering on front board (including "PRESENTATION EDITION" notation), top edge gray. Publisher's clear mylar dust cover. Stated on reverse of half title page: "This is number 172 (number in pen) of a limited edition specially made for presentation to the Booksellers of America". A tragic tale, set in 1820s Kentucky, of Jeremiah Beaumont's attempt to rise in life on his own terms but, through the agency of others, losing his way. When he is told that his benefactor, Colonel Cassius Fort, has committed a terrible crime, he kills him and is tried for murder. Small bump at top corner of front board, tiny bump at top corner of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor bump at top corner of approx. pages 1 to 300, slight fading to colour at bottom edge of spine, small light stain at top fore-edge of text block. Dust cover has small chips/tear at top of spine and flap-folds, moderate rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF THE ENGLISH MURDER., Worsley, Lucy.
8 Worsley, Lucy. THE ART OF THE ENGLISH MURDER.
New York Pegasus Crime 2014 1605986348 / 9781605986340 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
312 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "Murder - a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves? (The author) explores this phenomenon in forensic detail, revisiting notorious crimes like the Ratcliff Highway Murders, which caused a nationwide panic in the early nineteenth century, and the case of Frederick and Maria Manning, the suburban couple who were hanged after killing Maria's lover and burying him under their kitchen floor. Our fascination with crimes like these became a form of entertainment, inspiring novels and plays, prose and paintings, poetry and true-crime journalism. At a point during the birth of the modern era, murder entered the popular psyche, and it's been a part of us ever since. (This) is a unique exploration of the art of crime - and a riveting investigation into the English criminal soul - by one of our finest historians." Contents: Introduction; Part One: How to Enjoy a Murder (A Connoisseur in Murder / The Highway / The Watchmen / The Murder Circuit / House of Wax / True Crime / Charles Dickens, Crime Writer / The Ballad of Maria Marten / Stage Fright / The Bermondsey Horror); Part Two: Enter the Detective (Middle-Class Murderers and Medical Gentlemen / The Good Wife / Detective Fever / A New Sensation / 'It is worse than a crime, Violet - ' / Monsters and Men / The Adventure of the Forensic Scientist / Revelations of a Lady Detective); Part Three: The Golden Age (The Women Between the Wars / The Duchess of Death (Agatha Christie) / A Life Less Ordinary / The Great Game / Snobbery with Violence / The Dangerous Edge of Things); Postscript: 'The Decline of the English Murder'; Acknowledgements; Sources; Index. Crease at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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