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Bantam, New York, (1994, 8th/1994, 2nd/1994, Ist). 
354 pp, 354 pp, 322 pp, paperbacks - 3 volumes. Cover art by John Alvin. "As the war between the Republic and the scattered remnants of the Empire continues, two children - the Jedi twins - will come into their powers in a universe on the brink of vast changes and challenges. In this time of turmoil and discovery an extraordinary new Star Wars saga begins..." Interiors - one page dog-earred at top corner, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - minor edge wear, spines are flat with very faint creases to volume 2. VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE SAVAGES ON GALE ISLAND., Brereton, D. Katherine.
2 Brereton, D. Katherine. THE SAVAGES ON GALE ISLAND.
Spring Books, London, n.d. 
204 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations. One of 'The Halcyon Library' series. "The 'Savages on Gale Island' are the Rocksavage twins, Thom and Grizelda, who are to spend a few weeks on this remote island to recover from an attack of measles. The children are delighted with the island itself, but become even more excited - and somewhat bewildered - when they find themselves involved with gypsies, professor s , m y s t e r ious strangers and all kinds of puzzling goings-on, in a race for an unknown goal. Their natural curiosity and great common sense lead the two children to discover a strange secret passage running beneath their castle home; a myste ri ou s l ik en es s be tween someone long gone from Gale Island and someone recently installed there; and many other seemingly unconnected mysteries....Perhaps the strangest feature is the series of metal discs which Grizelda finds as the hunt pro gre sse s and wh ich sh e lea rns to interpret as a progress report of her rivals!" Minor browning to pages, slight fading to spine color and at edges of boards, darkening and tiny stain on top of textblock. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, l ight edg e wrin klin g, a few s mall chips and tiny tears, light soiling, two light creases on spine, a few tiny dints andn tiny scuff on front panel, light browning on inside. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE DARK TWIN., Campbell, Marion.
3 Campbell, Marion. THE DARK TWIN.
London Turnstone 1973 0855000058 / 9780855000059 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good- Jacket design by Roy Tunnicliffe. Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "To Suzanne / with best wishes from / Marion Campbell". "The old man knows death is near. He has travelled a long road since he was simply Drost, son of no man, the only child of Malda, the Middle Priestess. From the warmth of the consecrated Hearth he was taken with the King's son to undergo the cruel schooling of the priests of the New Way. From childhood his life had been ruled by his duty as the Dark Twin to share with the treacherous Ailill the onerous burden of kingship. He had been sustained by the wisdom of the Old Way during his trials at the hands of the priests, in the combat and dancing by which he proved his manhood, and through the web of intrigue pervading the lives of his people. But when the bitter time came for commitment to a princely marriage he felt only the pang of loss. For always, breaking through his dreams, there was someone for whom his whole being yearned - someone who was his other half from past time and for all time. Yssa. 'You'll wed young and widow young and it will be more of her making than yours,' said the Old One. And so it happened. Now Drost is about to die and urgency grips him. He must forge the chain of memory to link his spirit with the lost sould of Yssa. Each link must ring true if they are to find their way. Marion Campbell has woven the strands of this complex and moving saga with consummate skill. It is all there: the lore of ancient Britain, the layers of symbolic meaning, the experience of strength struggling against evil and secret knowledge. This love story as old as time will strike a resposive chord in everyone alive to the pervading reality of eternal myth." Some scattered tiny marks of silver ink from spine title on exterior of book - mainly on spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny chips and tears with creases, light scuffing and rubbing marks - mainly on spine and rear panel, light browning at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Collins, Auckland, New Zealand, 1975, first edition. 
166 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Mrs Kingi, the beloved heroine of 'This Mrs Kingi', continues her story in this delightful sequel. As she looks back on her seventy years in the small Bay of Islands area (New Zealand) that has been her home - and that of her family - for generations, Mrs Kingi ponders on the changes she has seen. Typical of these is the family of her daughter Lizzie and husband Sam. Flash and Gordon, the twins born at the end of the earlier book, are now stu rdy youngsters. Les, the oldest and Mrs Kingi's secret favourite, is away at school on a scholarship, with his future assured; and the other children are normal and healthy. Only Gus is a problem, and his grandmother worries that he may t u r n o u t t o be a bad Maori if his talent for carving and drawing is not encouraged. That is Mrs Kingi's strength, and her weakness: that she cares about everybody and everything in her immediate vicinity, from her friend Mrs Wiki's dog to the s ta te of t he wo rld in general. But there is one thing she can and does do, this 'wrinkled-up old Maori woman of no importance', as she calls herself. When faced with an agonising decision under the pressure of other people, Mrs Kingi accep ts wha t s h e f eel s a r e h er responsbilities - not only to her close family, but to all her people. The book ends on a triumphant note, as the whole district celebrates Mrs Kingi's seventieth birthday and, on the happiest day of her life, youn g G us g ives h er t he b est gi ft o f all." Light edge wear, book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ligh t fa ding to sp ine colo r. V ery Goo d/Ver y Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE MYTHIC WORLD OF THE ZUNI., Cushing, Frank Hamilton.  Edited by Barton Wright.
5 Cushing, Frank Hamilton. Edited by Barton Wright. THE MYTHIC WORLD OF THE ZUNI.
Albuquerque University of New Mexico Press 1994 0826313876 / 9780826313874 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good - Barton Wright. 
167 pp, 10" H. B&w illustrations. "First recorded over a hundred years ago by Frank Hamilton Cushing (the first participant observer of a native American Indian population), these tales have remained buried in an 1891 Bureau of American Ethnology report. Barton Wright has collected twenty-five of them, edited them, and provided extensive annotation. He shows how each myth compares to its parallel among other pueblos, glosses native terms, and illustrates each story with excellent scratchboard drawings. Within the Zuni world of myth and legends lies tales of adventure, epic journeys, and tragedy, which relate history, teach moral values, explain ceremonies, and offer amusement as well. Representing just a sampling of what is available in Zuni oral tradition, these twenty-five myths present Zuni thought on the origins of the cosmos, the deities, the earth, and the all important food, corn. They explain social organization, the Kach'ina Cult, and the early wanderings of the Zuni or A'shiwi around the Southwest." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to bottom corner of front cover - migrates into pages, small crease at top corner of front cover, minor wear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
New York Ace First Printings Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Jim Gurney (1-3), James Warhola (4), Robert Grace (5,6) and Richard Hescox (8). 
The first six volumes in the "Castle" series, plus volume eight - 7 books in total, 6 7/8" H. **Please note: volume 7 - Castle Spellbound - is not included in this grouping.** 1. Castle Perilous - 249 pp, 1988, ISBN 044109418X. "Yesterday he was an unemployed philosophy major. Today he lives in a castle - that's worlds away from home. His best buddy looks like seven feet of walking shag carpet, and the girl in his life's from California. In Castle Perilous, everyone has some magical talent, and behind each of the 144,000 doors there's a new world to explore. There's only one hitch. There's a reason why it's called Castle Perilous." 2. Castle for Rent - 195 pp, 1989, ISBN 0441094066. "The king of Castle Perilous is time-trapped in that weird realm known as New York City. The other castle dwellers are lost and scattered throughout thousands of equally bizarre, equally barbaric, universes. And what's worse, their vacancy is being filled by nasty blue demons. Will anyone make it back in time to thwart the invasion? Or will Castle Perilous become a Castle for Rent?" 3. Castle Kidnapped - 216 pp, 1989, ISBN 0441094082. "The magic of Castle Perilous has gone awry, dumping its guests into wildly unlikely worlds. Computer whiz Jeremy, who never comes closer to exercise than absolutely necessary, is trapped on the planet of golf-crazed dinosaurs. Our hapless hero Gene finds himself on the planet of Amazon women, claimed as the love slave of their buxom queen. Unless Lord Incarnadine can pull the plug on his malfunctioning Castle, he's going to be facing the empty walls of Castle Kidnapped." 4. Castle War! - 233 pp, 1990, ISBN 0441092705. "Last year's little conflict with the Hosts of Hell has left the Castle Perilous a bit out of whack. Before Jeremy can write a program to stabilize the cosmos, an evil mirror version of the Castle appears - complete with a hostile army of alter egos drawn from its own 144,000 inverted worlds. A love-starved computer and animated chain saw don't help matters much. It's war." 5. Castle Murders - 243 pp, 1991, ISBN 044109273X. "How do you catch a killer in a castle with 144,000 back doors? The scene of the crime: a party at Castle Perilous. The victim: a nobleman who is certainly not the life of the party. The body is soon identified as the magic-dabbling viscount named Oren - but a corpse by any other name still smells of foul play! At any rate, mystery loves company, and everyone at Castle P. is scrambling for clues, alibis, and the murder weapon itself. Which is bound to show up - in the next victim!". 6. Castle Dreams - 228 pp, 1992, ISBN 0441094147. "Lord Incarnadine, King of the Realms Perilous, is dead as any one of the doornails in his wacky Castle P.'s thresholds to adventure. A would-be-royal rapscallion has all the Castle inmates spell-befuddled and battling for control of the throne. Meanwhile, Gene finds himself riding shotgun for a suntanned Amazon on the faster-than-light frontier - and Lord Inky discovers that there's risky business to be had everywhere - even in the shadowy world beyond the tomb!" 8. Bride of the Castle - 181 pp, 1994, ISBN 0441001203. "When Gene and Linda decide to get married, Castle Perilous lives up to its name! Seems the happy groom would rather face a horde of barbarians than his wedding guests - and that's a wish he's granted when he crosses a certain sinister portal. Now Gene is fighting the battle of his life - but he'll soon learn that that's nothing compared to the fury of a bride scorned. It's going to be one insane wedding day!" Interiors - Vols. 6 & 8 have a bookstore stamp and and old price in ink on first page, also a small bump at bottom corner of some pages at rear; most vols. have very light or light browning to pages - one has moderate browning. Exteriors - Vols. 6 & 8 have several corner creases on covers, five vols. have a tiny number stamped on bottom of text block, most vols. have light browning on some edges of text blocks, four vols. have a slight spine lean and two have light spine creasing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
7 Dumas, Alexandre. THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK.
London Folio Society 2001 Hard Cover Very Good Roman Pisarev. 
591 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark brown buckram with a design by Pisarev in black, white and gold on the spine and front board. Medium brown endpapers, b&w illustrations. Plain dark brown slipcase. "This translation is based upon the anonymous translation first published by Routledge in 1857." Further adventures of the 'Three Musketeers' (Athos, Porthos, Aramis) and D'Artagnan. Slight bump to bottom corner of front board. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, one small rear bottom corner bump. 
Price: 50.00 USD
FLYPAST.  NO. 71.  JUNE 1987., Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Geoffrey Jones, Francois Prins, Don Middleton, Michael Irvin, Stuart Howe, William Jesse, Arthur Pearcy, Stuart McKay, Malcolm Fillmore, Robbie Shaw, Jeremy Collins, Dave Smith.)
8 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Geoffrey Jones, Francois Prins, Don Middleton, Michael Irvin, Stuart Howe, William Jesse, Arthur Pearcy, Stuart McKay, Malcolm Fillmore, Robbie Shaw, Jeremy Collins, Dave Smith.) FLYPAST. NO. 71. JUNE 1987.
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1987. 
71 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Castrol Challenge; Kermit opens up (Kermit Weeks' Florida Air Museum); Pathfinder (Don Bennett); Airspeed (Oxford aircraft manufacturer); Tunes of Glory (Pierce McKennon, 4th Fighter Group); Convair Survivors (Convair twins); Chalk's Seaplanes (Chalk's International Airline); News (P-38 Lightning); Airshow 87; Type Report (C-47s of SAAF, Moths); Aviation Archae ology (wrecks in highlands); Register Review; Museums of the World (Turkey); Preservation Project (Invader); Airfield (Chester, home of the HS.125), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge w e a r , v e r y light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, tiny tear with crease on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
New York ROC First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Daniel Horn (1) and Judy York (2-5). 
The first five volumes of "The Witches of Eileanan" series, 6 3/4" H. 1. The Witches of Eileanan - 411 pp, 1998, ISBN 0451456890 - "On the Day of Reckoning, the witches of Eileanan were outlawed - and violations of the new order were punishable by death. Eileanan's Great Towers, once meccas of magic and learning, were left in ruins. And now, the entire land trembles in fear. Yet deep in the mountains, in the shadow of Dragonclaw, a young girl is being tutored in the old ways. Ignorant of her past, uncertain of her future, the foundling Isabeau will soon be forced down a dangerous path of prophesy, conspiracy and magic. It is a world where dragons possess the key to ancient mysteries - where a lost prince will discover a strange and wondrous destiny - and where the ultimate battle between good and evil will be waged." 2. The Pool of Two Moons - 557 pp, 1999, ISBN 0451456904 - "It has been sixteen years since the Day of Reckoning, when magic and witchcraft were outlawed throughout all of Eileanan. And though rumors say that she is dead, the Arch-Sorceress Meghan o' the Beasts still lives. Traveling with her are the true heir to the throne, and the red-haired warrior Iseult. Their fates are woven together in a quest to bring magic back to the land." 3. The Cursed Towers - 544 pp, 2000, ISBN 0451456912 - "(T)he Righ, Lachlan the Winged, overturns his dead brother's decrees against witchcraft. But sixteen years of hatred and superstition have cloaked Eileanan in darkness. And though he has won the power of the Lodestar, Lachlan's rule is challenged by a mere babe - and a civil war erupts. The flame-haired twins - Iseult the Scarred Warrior and Isabeau the apprentice-witch - must go their separate ways. Iseult to fight side by side with her husband, Lachlan. Isabeau to the Cursed Towers, to master her powers - and find the family she has never known." 4. The Forbidden Land - 403 pp, 2001, ISBN 0451458281 - "After her adventures with the League of the Healing Hand, Finn the Cat finds life at Castle Rurach boring. Snowbound for the winter and faced with the prospect of being molded into 'Lady Fionnghal' by her mother, she pines to be on the battlefront with her father against the sea demons. But Finn's talents are needed elsewhere. Summoned by the Righ, Lachlan the Winged, she must embark on a perilous journey into the Forbidden Land. Imprisoned in the Black Tower is a rebellious prophet whose beliefs have made him an enemy among his own people. Now Finn must help rescue the one whose words can free a land enshrouded in darkness." 5. The Skull of the World - 385 pp, 2002, ISBN 0451458699 - "Isabeau the witch longs to rejoin her sister and her home in these uncertain times, but she must first complete one last task for her teachers. To find her true purpose in life, she must reach the Skull of the World and listen to the silent words of the White Gods. Few survive. But those who do are changed forever. Now, when she does return home, she does so with an extraordinary gift. But when Margrit of Arran decides to take advantage of Lachlan's absence by kidnapping his son and heir to the throne, Isabeau must learn to use her gifts in the face of evil - and overcome her enemy once and for all." Interiors - vol. 1 has a small piece missing at top edge of first page and one dog-ear crease, very light browning to inside of covers of vols. 1 & 2, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, one or two tiny corner creases, two faint creases on spine of vol. 5. 
Price: 27.50 USD
DRUNK WITH LOVE., Gilchrist, Ellen.
10 Gilchrist, Ellen. DRUNK WITH LOVE.
Faber and Faber, London, 1987, first British edition. 
239 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0571146716 "Readers of Gilchrist's stories will find much to celebrate in this new collection, as many favourite characters reappear. The title story features former bandit Nora Jane Whittin gton who has moved to California and is now expecting twins. Nora's part-time lover, Freddy Harwood, is here too, metamorphosed into a reluctant hero in a hilarious and moving tale. Here too is Rhoda, growing up to experience teenage love i n ' T h e Expansion of the Universe' and then motherhood in 'Adoration'. Crystal Weis grows too, in 'Traceleen at Dawn', this outrageous Southern belle quits drinking, as recounted by her devoted maid and confidante. And involved in everythin g f ro m m ur de r t o dieting there is a whole cast of new Gilchrist characters for us to enjoy in this exhilarating collection." Very light browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has m ino r e dg e w rin kli ng , very minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
11 Golding, William. DARKNESS VISIBLE.
London Faber and Faber 1979 0751114547 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Russell Drysdale, dust jacket illustration. 
265 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Matty appears out of the flaming destruction of the Blitz. Who is he? Is he more or less than an ordinary human? Is the journal he keeps madness or inspiration? The twins are young enough to be his daughters: Sophy - dark, amoral, cruel; and Toni - fair, brilliant, empty. Their generation inhabits a world of cold terror, a world running down, a world where love is dying. Yet Matty and Toni never meet, and Matty and Sophy for no more than a moment. There are others too, like Sebastian Pedigree, thought by some to the the wickedest of men - William Golding has written a story of our times, a chilling mystery which never ceases to mystify. The master of disturbing suggestion, he stirs up the sediment of dark thoughts and half-ideas within us all; but for the reader as well as the characters, the reality of inarticulate fear emerges more clearly than ever." Pages browning very lightly. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny spot of discoloration on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, (c1913), early reprint. 
212 pp + ads, small 8vo, hard cover (decorated front board/spine) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Interior - very light browning to pages, book lightly cracked at pages 122/123. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, light soiling on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good reading copy. 
Price: 12.00 USD
THE DH CANADA STORY., Hotson, Fred W.  With C. Don Long.
13 Hotson, Fred W. With C. Don Long. THE DH CANADA STORY.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada, Toronto, 1978. 
60 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w profiles on insides of covers, b&w photographs, reproductions, graphs, colour centrefold. Contents: Preface; Frontispiece; Message from the Chairman & President; Leadership; The Symbol; The Moth in Canada; The First Year; The Thirties; British Twins in Canada; Tiger Moth Days; War Clouds; The Mosquito Program; The Move to Peace & The Chipmunk; The Beaver Story; The Otter; Tale of the Caribou; Exporters to the World; The Amazing Buffalo; The Ve rsatile Twin Otter; Development of the DASH 7; Appendices: DH England Designs Imported or Manufactured in Canada; DH Canada Designs Manufactured in Canada; DH Canada Directors Since 1928; Plant Space and Staff Growth Since 1928; Aircraft Overh a u l W o rk 1946 to 1956; Total Sales Volume and Exports 1969 to 1977; DH Canada Production Highlights; DH Canada Aircraft Deliveries Around the World; Bibliography & Acknowledgement. Interior - slight bump at top corner of half of the pages, min or b ro w ni ng to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning plus two small brown marks, small bump at top corner of front cover, very light rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
New York Universe Books 1974 0876631871 / 9780876631874 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
86 pp, 11 5/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "Ever since the beginning of time, man has wondered about the meaning and behavior of the sun and moon. He has carefully observed their cycles and realized their importance for his own survival. The close contact with nature that ancient man enjoyed made him more conscious of their presence, whether he lived in a place constantly warmed by the sun or in a bitter cold world where the sun seemed far away. Ancient men tried to explain the meaning of this mysterious phenomenon in stories closely related to their own lives and religious beliefs. The Hindu people of India thought that the sun was a red man with four arms in a golden chariot. For the Egyptians, the sun was a great watchful eye. The North American Indians said that the moon was a great ball of light tossed into the sky by a clever creature called Raven. The Eskimos believed that the moon was a powerful hunter who often stood in front of his igloo. These stories, called myths, are handed down from generation to generation, and celebrate the great mystery of life. They are loved because of their beauty and power and also for what they tell us about people of other cultures. In 'Sky Gods', myths from India, Egypt, Africa, Japan, China, the Eskimos, and the Indians of North and South America are lucidly retold and illustrated with stunning photographs of art and artifacts from the various cultures. There is a common message behind all these stories. Although the masks, paintings, statues, and other works of art also vary - some are relatively simple, others are highly sophisticated - yet they all contain clues to a deeper understanding of the beauty and mysteriousness of the universe." Two large diagonal creases on free rear endpaper, light stain along bottom edge of rear board, very small light stain on top edge of front board, one soft corner crease. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing and two light scuff lines on rear panel, small stain at inside bottom edge of rear panel, one small edge tear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
SINK-HOLE., Leigh, Bill.  Dust jacket art by Mike Jarossko.
15 Leigh, Bill. Dust jacket art by Mike Jarossko. SINK-HOLE.
Victor Gollancz, London, 1977, first edition. 
142 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0575022752 "The Lancashire village of Arkholme is in the grip of a winter such as it has never known. Snow, feet deep, and the intense cold have brought village life to a standstill. A thick la yer of ice covers the treacherous sink-hole at the bottom of Haggatt's Quarry. Patrick - Butch to his enemies - is the school bully, with Kenny Birkett as his favourite victim. When he meets Kenny and his friend Pete out sledging, the vio l e n c e i n Patrick, never far below the surface, comes to a head. The boys' fight takes them down into Haggatt's Quarry, out on to the ice of the sink-hole itself. Petra, Patrick's twin sister, tries to stop the fight. Then all thoughts of f ig ht in g st o p as the sink-hole collapses, and the four children are catapulted into the labyrinth below. A rock fall seals off their escape. This is a story of great tension and excitement. It is also the powerful study of four children, vir tua lly un de r s en te nce of death, and their developing relationship with one another." Tiny soiling speck on half-title page, tiny faint foxing marks on edges of textblock, slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has areas of ligh t wr ink ling al ong top edge, very faint foxing maks on inside surface. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
London Robson 2008 1861057423 / 9781861057426 Soft Cover Very Good 
372 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w plates. "London is a city that thrives on crime and the myths of crime, as its violent history and the colourful portrayal of criminals in fiction, from Defoe to Dickens, attest. (This book) examines the murky underside ot the capital, surveying three centuries of vice and crime and a variety of perilous underworlds. Linnane's writing is full of vivid detail as he describes the city's underworld characters, such as the loathed, murderous, eighteenth century bounty hunter Jonathan Wild, the Italian Sabini gang which dominated London in the early twentieth century, and the more recent Billy Hill, Jack Spot, Frankie Fraser, Kray twins and Adams family. (It) takes us on the nightmarish last journeys of condemned criminals to the gallows at Tyburn. We enter death-trap eighteenth century prisons, one of which the novelist Henry Fielding described as a 'prototype of hell'. We walk the crowded streets of Victorian London with its swarms of prostitutes and follow the ingenious villains who carried out the first great train robbery in 1854. We see the rise and fall of the interwar racecourse gangs and the bloody battle for control of the West End. This fascinating book, containing 25 images, illustrates how crime in the capital has evolved from the extreme violence of the early eighteenth century to the vastly more complex and lucrative, but no less brutal, gangland of today." Interior - previous owner's place, date and signature along with small area of liquid paper on half-title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, faint crease on spine, one very small corner crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
FOLKTALES OF THE AMUR:  STORIES FROM THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST., Nagishkin, Dmitri.  Translated by Emily Lehrman.  Introduction by A.P. Okladnikov.
17 Nagishkin, Dmitri. Translated by Emily Lehrman. Introduction by A.P. Okladnikov. FOLKTALES OF THE AMUR: STORIES FROM THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1980 0810909138 / 9780810909137 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Gennady Pavlishin. 
224 pp, 11 1/2" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout, including decorative borders to pages. "A collection of 31 traditional tales from that far eastern part of Russia that lies along the banks of the Amur River." Contents include: How the Bear and the Chipmunk Stopped Being Friends; The Cuckoo's Riches; The Strongest in the World; Seven Fears; The Braggart; The Hare and the Magpie; The Birch Boy; Sable Souls; The Chinese Bride; How a Bear Kept a Reindeer; The Fleetest of Foot; The Stupid Rich Man; Two Weak Ones Against One Strong One; The Golden Neckband, etc., etc. Minor soiling to bottom edge of boards, very small piece of glue residue on top of text block at spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge, light toning to spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Lake Geneva, WI TSR 1991 156076113X / 9781560761136 First Printing. Mass Market Paperback Very Good Cover art by Brom, b&w interior illustrations by Robin Raab. 
314 pp. "The leader of the Wildrunners, Kith-Kanan, commits the ultimate heresy and falls in love with a human of intriguing background." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, one small corner crease, light rubbing, faint creasing on spine. 
Price: 13.00 USD
FISHERMAN JODY., Olds, Helen D.  Illustrated by Jules Gotlieb.
19 Olds, Helen D. Illustrated by Jules Gotlieb. FISHERMAN JODY.
Julian Messner, New York, 1951. 
62 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover (gren cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, black illustrations on front and rear boards) - no dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, many b&w illustrations throughout. The story of ten year old Jody fr om Provincetown Massachusetts and his first trip aboard the trawler, The Flying Codder, to Georges Bank and, afterwards, to New York's Fulton Fish Market. Very light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump t o t o p c o rners. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
20 Petersham, Maud and Petersham, Miska. THE PEPPERNUTS.
Macmillan, New York, 1958, first edition. 
63 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Illustrated with lovely blue, black & white drawings. "When the four Peppernut children and their parents move into an old hunting lodge for the summer, they fell in love with the house and Paradis e Valley. A pool was their bathtub and their water came from a stream right into the stone sink in the kitchen. The water was always flowing and no one ever knew when a pollywog might wiggle through. Captain Peppernut, the boy, built a t r e e h o u s e ; Flitter Peppernut, the oldest girl, made a priincess' castle out of the family car; the twin sisters Tua A and Tua B explored Paradise Valley, and Daddy worked at his typewriter, for he was an author - but only when he had his h at o n. I t wa s a wo nderful, magical summer, and when it was over each member of the family used his ingenuity to keep forever the home they loved...." Minor browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear, minor bump to top/bottom of spine, ti ny spe ck o n fr ont b oa rd. Dust jacket has 3" tear at top of rear hinge with associated creases - now archivally taped, light browning - mainly on spine/flap-folds/edges, small brown stain on front panel and at bottom of front flap-fold, sever al smal l t ea rs , l ight ed ge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight wrinkling at top of front panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
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