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RHODESIA., Todd, Judith.
141 Todd, Judith. RHODESIA.
London MacGibbon & Kee 1966 First Edition Very Good - Good+ 
170 pp, 8 3/4" H. "Judith Todd sets out some facts on the origins of the dispute over Rhodesia (the current Zimbabwe). As the daughter of a former Prime Minister she is in a good position to know part of the story from the inside. Her father is now 'restricted' by an order made by an illegal government. Miss Todd was brought up on a mission station in Rhodesia and while she understands perfectly well the European achievement in this part of Africa, she has seen also that it is not enough. Not at least while the great majority of the population is thwarted politically and socially underprivileged to an extreme degree. Their leaders are cajoled, penalised; their sympathisers are made victims of the most crude political enmity - amounting almost to hysteria. Miss Todd is devoted to the best and long-lasting aspirations of this beautiful country. She can, therefore, bear the revilement that the friends of the misguided and ultimately doomed Rhodesian government have to offer. Patriotism may well not be enough; but justicce and freedom are necessary foundations to any patriotism deserving of the name." Chapter headings: 'The Police and the Army are Ready'; In the Beginning; The Essence of Discrimination; Right Turn Ahead; Sowing the Seeds; Where the Banished Ones Sleep; White Myths and Black Realities; Civilised Standards; Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness; 'The Respect for the Opinions of Mankind'; Happy New Year!; Not the End of the World; The Consent of the Governed. Previous owner's signature, place and date in ink on front free endpaper, scattered tiny light foxing marks on rear endpapers and on edges of text block, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very tiny edge chips and tears, light browning at edges, several scuff marks on front panel and on spine , light rubbing, two tiny dents on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
142 Trollope, Anthony. THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS.
New York Modern Library Very Good - Good- 
727 pp, 7 1/4" H. Modern Library Book 251. "(A) novel about the beautiful but unconscionable Lady Lizzie Eustace and the greed that led her to theft and disaster." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, tiny corner and tiny edge bump on front board, previous owner's name in pencil on half-title page. Dust jacket has been price- clipped, has slight fading on spine, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small edge tears and chips, light to moderate rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WHILE MEMORY SERVES., Tuker, Farncis, Lieut.-General Sir.
143 Tuker, Farncis, Lieut.-General Sir. WHILE MEMORY SERVES.
Cassell, London, 1950, first edition. 
668 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps (2 fold-out). "This is the tale of the last two years of British rule in India (1946-47), told by one who watche d events from the Headquarters of Eastern Command. My story will show how Indian affairs were when the (Second World War) was over: the rapid deterioration of the adminstration as the small British cadre of civil officials was hurriedly replaced by Indian, and as independence became more and more certain; in particular the lawlessness which so quickly set in: the almost insupportable burden that was placed upon and successfully borne by the Indian Army and its few British officers, and how gr e at was the debt that India, the Commonwealth and indeed the world owed to the devotion of these officers, their skill, patience and staunchness: that we had no honourable alternative but to quit India: and, lastly, why, unless Russia first collaps es , India - Hindustan, if you will - is in grave danger of becoming communist in the not distant future. Of necessity the tale starts with a description of Eastern Command and its peoples. A more detailed description of Hinduism I have relagated to Appendix I. Without some knowledge of that system it is impossible either to understand the political and communal affairs of which the book speaks or to be aware of the bearing of Hinduism upon the past and, above all, the future of India." Ciga ret te odor inside, light browning to endpapers, foxing mark on title page and dedication page, light browning to edges of textblock - tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, a few faint areas of discoloration on boards, slight fading to spine colour , ve ry light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 39.95 USD
 
 
BLOODY PROVOST:  AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROVOST SERVICE OF THE BRITISH ARMY, AND THE EARLY YEARS OF THE CORPS OF ROYAL MILITARY POLICE., Tyler, R.A.J.
144 Tyler, R.A.J. BLOODY PROVOST: AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROVOST SERVICE OF THE BRITISH ARMY, AND THE EARLY YEARS OF THE CORPS OF ROYAL MILITARY POLICE.
London Phillimore 1980 085033598 Very Good+ Very Good+ 
245 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "(A) carefully researched account of the development of the military police from the Middle Ages to the end of the Boer War. By that time, Provost Marshals were being recognised as Military Police Officers, though full recognition was delayed until 1953. Military historians on both sides of the Atlantic will find much that is new in Major Tyler's authoritative text, while past or present members of the military police will be fascinated to learn of the centuries-old traditions of their calling and the proud, if ruthless, actions of so many of their predecessors." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, minor wrinkle at top of spine, minor soiling mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE SNOW QUEEN CYCLE - FIRST THREE VOLUMES.  1. THE SNOW QUEEN.  2. WORLD'S END.  3. THE SUMMER QUEEN., Vinge, Joan D.
145 Vinge, Joan D. THE SNOW QUEEN CYCLE - FIRST THREE VOLUMES. 1. THE SNOW QUEEN. 2. WORLD'S END. 3. THE SUMMER QUEEN.
New York Popular Library / Tor Very Good Michael Whelan cover art, Books 1 & 3, Leo & Diane Dillon, Book 2. 
First three volumes of The Snow Queen Cycle - 6 3/4" H. 1. The Snow Queen - 469 pp, Popular Library, 1989, 4th printing, ISBN 0445205296 - "The Winter colonists have ruled Tiamat for 150 years, slaughtering the gentle sea mers in trade for off-world wealth. But soon the gate to the galactic Hegemony will close, Tiamat will be isolated, and the 150-year reign of the Summer primitives will begin. Unless - Arienrhod, the ageless, corrupt Snow Queen, can commit a genocidal crime - and destroy destiny - unless Sparks Dawntreader, the Snow Queen's companion, can survive sea and city, palace and slums - and find destiny - unless Hegemony Commander Jerusha Palathion, the Snow Queen's victim, can find one ally on Tiamat - and change destiny - . And unless Moon Summer, a young mystic, can break a conspiracy that spans space - and control destiny. Because Moon is the Snow Queen's lost weapon - lost rival - lost nemesis - lost soul. Moon is the Snow Queen's clone. 2. World's End - 284 pp, Tor, 1984, 2nd printing, ISBN 0812523687 - "On Tiamat ruled a while-haired, pale-skinned beauty who had dared death, the fates, and the powers that ruled interstellar space to claim her birthright. One man, police inspector BZ Gundhalinu, played a pivotal role in Moon Dawntreader's rise to sovereignty. When the black-hole stargate shut Tiamat away from the other planets of the interstellar Hegemony, BZ was reassigned to the backwater planet Four where he was sure he would die, never to see his beloved Moon again. 'World's End' is BZ's extraordinary adventure in search of his lost brothers, his own salvation, and that of which he is not even aware. It is the rich, taut drama of incredible discoveries in the barren, foresaken waste know only as - World's End." 3. The Summer Queen - 949 pp, Popular Libarary, 1992. first printing, ISBN 0446362514 - "Moon Dawntreader is Lady of Tiamat, pledged to forever end offworld exploitation and save the mers, whose blood gives immortality. But hostile Summer tribes and treacherous Winters plot to subvert the Summer Queen. Inspector BZ Gundhalinu, driven mad by his love for Moon, finds the ancient science of true starflight; but brings blood, greend, and ruin back to Tiamat when he returns to win the Summer Queen. Reede Kullervo, a dark genius with no memory or morals, his very soul burned from his body, is unleashed on Tiamat; a perfect monster programmed to destroy the Summer Queen. And when passion overwhelms the destinies of worlds, when betrayal devastates the tapestries of time, these three will be linked in a mystery that spans eternity, a threat to the entire cosmos, as enemies together, they musk unlock the unbearable final secret." Interiors - volume 2 has very light browning to pages otherwise volumes are clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - volume 1 has a small soiling mark on fore-edge of text block, a light lean to the spine and faint creases on spine; volume 2 has very light browning to edges of text block; volume 3 has a small number stamp on bottom of text block; all volumes have minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MOTO GUZZI V-TWINS., Walker, Mick.
146 Walker, Mick. MOTO GUZZI V-TWINS.
Crowood, Marlborough, 1998, first edition. 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861261802 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "Over almost eight decades, Moto Guzzi has built just about every engine configuration possible: singles, twins, triples, fours and even a V-8. However, for the last three decades one engine layout has dominated the Italian company's activities on both road and track - the 90-degree V-twin. Best selling author Mick Walker charts the full history of this unique family of motorc ycles, drawing upon his vast experience of the Italian industry, both as a dealer and importer. (Covers:) Background history of the company; Complete development history through to today's models; Full specifications; Fully illustrated with c o l o u r and black and white photographs." Tiny scuff on bottom edge of bothe boards. Dust jacket has minor dint on front hinge and minor rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
PHOENIX: A SUMMARY OF THE INESCAPABLE CONDITIONS OF WORLD REORGANISATION., Wells, H.G.
147 Wells, H.G. PHOENIX: A SUMMARY OF THE INESCAPABLE CONDITIONS OF WORLD REORGANISATION.
London Secker & Warburg 1942 First Edition Good+ Good- 
192 pp, 7 3/8" H. "War Economy Standard." "For more than 50,000 generations man's history has been a story of masters and servitude; humiliation and unhappiness have been the lot of the vast majority of mankind since the dawn of organized society. War has succeeded war throughout the ages, always changing its nature, till now it has reached its ultimate stage, with the world a unit, huge populations its armies, and the weapons of war so decisively destructive that they will destroy mankind if they are not brought under control. For the first time, Wells argues, world reorganisation has become possible. In 'Phoenix', probably the most important book he has ever written, he outlines the current creative ideas of world reconstruction. He shows that three fundamental conditions are necessary: - federal world control of transport and disarmament; federal world control of the production and distribution of staple commodities; a world declaration of human rights. Wells claims that the Sankey-Wells declaration has already stated these rights. Lastly, he indicates the necessity of a final International which shall mobilize all men and women of courage, intelligence and good will, regardless of race, creed, class or colour, for a supreme attempt to defeat war and establish the lasting conditions of peace, freedom, progress and prosperity." One dog-ear crease, scattered tiny foxing marks throughout pages, light browning to edges of text block, two small slight corner creases, book has slight curvature. Dust jacket has tiny chips/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and rear flap-fold, light soiling - mainly finger marks, slight fading to spine color small soft crease at top of front hinge. Additional pictures available on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
HUDSON'S BAY TO HARO STRAIT: BOOKS ON WESTERN CANADA AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.  A COLLECTORS' GUIDE., Whale, G.J. Kim.
148 Whale, G.J. Kim. HUDSON'S BAY TO HARO STRAIT: BOOKS ON WESTERN CANADA AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. A COLLECTORS' GUIDE.
Victoria, British Columbia Rockland Books 1998 0968326005 / 9780968326008 First Edition Fine Signed by Author
316 pp + Index, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). No. 186 of the first edition of 500 copies. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. "(T)he boundaries of the guide are reasonably flexible. If a book contains significant Western or Western Arctic material, it will be included. The geographic reach embraces all the past and present territory of Western and Arctic Canada, all that was once Rupert's Land as well as those areas where histories have intermingled. For example, the great gold rushes of Alaska and the Klondike are strongly linked, and that's reflected in the accounts dealing with those events. I don't think I've missed many of the West's important books, but allow me the occasional oversight. The listings of the books have been made as clear and simple as possible, with a minimum of bibliographic description; enough ony to provide a sense of the size, shape and format of the book and a rough guide to the contents. The physical description is as extensive as needs be to identify the first or most desired edition or, in a lot of cases, the best edited; occasionally all three." From the Introduction. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA., Wilkinson, Frederick.
149 Wilkinson, Frederick. MILITARIA.
Hawthorn, New York, 1969, first U.S. edition. 
256 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Military Prints; Medals; Uniforms; Books and Ephemera; Military Miniatures; Military Weapons; Helmets and Headdresses; Belts, Badges and Bu ttons; Law and Order (Police items); Books and Collections; Appendix - Military Museums; Index. Book very slightly cracked at several places, faint cigarette odor, very light browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, book v e r y s l i g h t ly cocked. Dust jacket has very light browning - mainly to top edge, very slight fading and browning to spine color, very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few shallow dints on front panel. VG/VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
POX:  AN AMERICAN HISTORY., Willrich, Michael.
150 Willrich, Michael. POX: AN AMERICAN HISTORY.
New York Penguin Press 2011 1594202869 / 9781594202865 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
422 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "At the turn of the last century, a powerful smallpox epidemic swept the United States from coast to coast. The age-old disease spread swiftly through an increasingly interconnected American landscape: from southern tobacco plantations to the dense immigrant neighborhoods of northern cities to far-flung villages on the edges of the nascent American empire. (This book) offers a gripping chronicle of how the nation's continent-wide fight against smallpox launched one of the most important civil liberties struggles of the twentieth-century. At the dawn of the activist progressive era, and during a moment of great optimism about modern medicine, the government responded to the deadly epidemic by calling for universal compulsory vaccination. To enforce the law, public health authorities relied on quarantines, pesthouses, and 'virus squads' - corps of doctors and club-wielding police. Though these measures eventually contained the disease, they also sparked a wave of popular resistance among Americans who perceived them as a threat to their health and to their rights. At the time, antivaccinationists were often dismissed as misguided cranks, but Willrich argues that they belonged to a wider legacy of American dissent that attended the rise of an increasingly powerful movement. While a well-organized antivaccination movement sprang up during these years, many American resisted in subtler ways - by concealing sick family members or forging immunization certificates. 'Pox' introduces us to memorable characters on both sides of the debate, from Henning Jacobson, a Swedish Lutheran minister whose battle against vaccination went all the way to the Supreme Court, to C.P. Wertenbaker, a federal surgeon who saw himself as a medical missionary combating a deadly - and preventable - disease. As Willrich suggests, many of the questions first raised by the turn-of-the-century antivaccination movement are still with us: How far should the government go to protect us from peril? What happens when the interest of public health collide with religious beliefs and personal conscience?" Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light edge creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A CRIMINAL HISTORY OF MANKIND., Wilson, Colin.
151 Wilson, Colin. A CRIMINAL HISTORY OF MANKIND.
London Granada 1984 0246116366 / 9780246116369 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
702 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(T)ells the story of human violence from Peking Man to the Mafia, taking into account the calculated sadism of the Assyrians, the opportunism of the Greek pirates, the brutality that made Rome the 'razor king of the Mediterranean', the mindless destruction of the Vandals, the mass slaughter of Genghis Khan, Tamurlane, Ivan the Terrible, Vlad the Impaler - - . Each age has its own characteristic pattern of crime. In the past three centuries crime has changed and evolved until the sex killer and the mass murderer have become symbols of all that is worst about our civilization. But this is not just a study of human depravity: it is an attempt to place crime in perspective against human discovery, exploration and invention. The result is a completely new approach to the history and psychology of human violence." Light toning to top edge and fore-edge of text block, book is slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, light browning at top edge of flaps and top inside edge of jacket, light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
POLTERGEIST!  A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING., Wilson, Colin.
152 Wilson, Colin. POLTERGEIST! A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING.
London New English Library 1981 0450048802 / 9780450048807 First Edition Very Good - Very Good- 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. "The Black Monk of Pontefract began disturbing the Pritchard family in 1966. Bangings in the night, objects flying across rooms, and a mysterious black-robed figure, whose appearances became more and more frequent. The police, the local MP and the vicar were all witness to the extraordinary happenings which continued to plague the household, and all attempts to exorcise the presence were met with mockery. In this definitive work (Colin Wilson) examines the recorded evidence of this and other famous poltergeists. Cases of hauntings have been recorded since ancient Greece and Rome. Poltergeist means 'banging ghost', because of their habit of making loud noises and throwing objects around. This book is not about Black Magic. But it is about the strange forces that surround us, and of which most of us are totally unaware. These forces may make us feel uncomfortable and may even terrify us, but there is not point in closing our eyes to them." Chapter headings: Professor Lombroso Investigates; Possession is Nine Points in the Law; Cases Ancient and Modern; The Black Monk of Pontefract; Fairies, Elementals and Dead Monks; The Black Magic Connection; Ghost Hunters and Ghost Seers; Speculations and Conclusions. A few very tiny light stains on title page, a 1"x3/4" area of surface paper loss at top corner of front pastedown - paper is glued to top corner of free front endpaper, small bump/wrinkle at bottom edge of pages 300 to 328, very small remainder mark on bottom of text block - migrates into bottom edge of some pages, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, very minor foxing on top of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning - mainly top edge and on spine, tiny dent on rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE JANUS MURDER CASE., Wilson, Colin.
153 Wilson, Colin. THE JANUS MURDER CASE.
London Granada 1984 0246121823 / 9780246121820 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
235 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "The mutilated body was found within fifty yards of where Chief Superintendent Gregory Saltfleet was lying asleep, at the house of his brother-in-law in Ladroke Terrace Gardens. It was not Saltfleet's case, but the local police were glad to take advantage of his insight and experience when confronted with a peculiarly brutal crime. The man had been stabbed in the throat, and the injuries suggested some sexual motive." "In this new Gregory Saltfleet mystery, the follow-up to the highly acclaimed 'Schoolgirl Murder Case', Colin Wilson is at the height of his narrative powers as he guides the reader through a labyrinth of tangled human emotions and terror." Book lightly cocked, very light browning to pages and fore-edge/top of text block, slight cigarette odour. Dust jacket has slight browning on spine and at top of flaps, very light rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LIVE BAIT., Wood, Ted.
154 Wood, Ted. LIVE BAIT.
Collier Macmillan Canada, Don Mills, Ontario, 1985, first edition. 
212 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 029472709 "Reid Bennett returns to Toronto for a refresher course in urban crime in the new mystery by the author of 'Dead in the Water' and 'Murder on Ice'. A Toronto security firm hires Be nnett to catch two thugs who have been bashing the night watchmen at a construction site they're supposed to be protecting. With the help of Sam, his trained German shepherd, he brings in the culprits without much trouble. But the one-nig h t s t a n d turns into a two-week ordeal when Bennett agrees to stay on and find out who is behind the beatings. Between a Mafia loan shark's hired bullies, a bunch of diminutive but deadly martial-arts experts, old enemies of the Toronto polic e fo r ce , an d a s tunning Chinese woman who reminds him too much of bad days in Vietnam, Bennett finds himself overmatched and confused - and begins to suspect that he is as much the hunted as he is the hunter. Great action scenes, a varied and vi vid s et of ch ar ac te rs, and a satisfyingly complex plot make this Wood's best yet." Minor edge wear on boards. Dust jacket is clipped, has minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF THE ENGLISH MURDER., Worsley, Lucy.
155 Worsley, Lucy. THE ART OF THE ENGLISH MURDER.
New York Pegasus Crime 2014 1605986348 / 9781605986340 Second Printing 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
 
 
156 Zaslow, Morris. THE OPENING OF THE CANADIAN NORTH, 1870-1914.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1971 0771090722 / 9780771090721 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
339 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "(T)races Canada's northward expansion in the years after Confederation. In the forefront of the movement were the fur-traders, missionaries, and gold-seekers. Behind them came provincial and federal overnments, concerned for their authority, and anxious to develop the riches of the North. Under the Laurier government (1896-1911) the advance quickened, and the roles of the Geological Survey, North-West Mounted Police, and Departments of the Interior, Indian Affairs, and Marine and Fisheries, gained new importance. A country which, by Confederation, had barely extended beyond the Gulf of St. Lawrence and St Lawrence Lowlands region, ahd by 1914 occupied the prairies. Aided by new transcontinental railways, its people had begun moving into the forest of the Middle North along a front that extended from lake St John to Dawson, and the Arctic frontier beyond recieved increasing attention. But the governments failed in their treatment of the native population, and in their eagerness to foster development they allowed resources to be exploited blindly, for and by foreign interest in the main." Slight darkening to edges of text block, very light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and small light scratch on front panel, minor soiling, a few small and tiny edge tears - archivally taped, slight browning to spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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