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41 Lawrence, Caroline. THE ASSASSINS OF ROME. THE ROMAN MYSTERIES: BOOK IV.
Roaring Brook, Brookfield, Connecticut, 2003, first American edition. 
163 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0761326057 B&w map, plan. "September. A.D. 79. In Ostia, near Rome, Flavia Gemina, the sea captain's daughter, Nubia, the African girl, and Lupus, the mute boy, are celebrating their frie nd Jonathan's birthday. Then a visitor from the past arrives to see Jonathan's father. The next day, the visitor has disappeared - and so has Jonathan. When the three friends discover that Jonathan has gone on a secret mission to Rome, t h e y a r e d etermined to follow him. Their mission takes them to the Golden House of the Emperor Nero, where a deadly assassin is at work, and brings them face-to-face with the terrible destruction of Jerusalem and its impact on Jonathan's fami ly . ( T hi s) i s t he fourth volume in the popular Roman Mysteries series, which has been widely praised for its fast-paced storytelling and its authentic depiction of Roman life." Includes a glossary. Fine/Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE TOM THOMSON MYSTERY., Little, William T.  Foreword by W.J. Eastaugh.
42 Little, William T. Foreword by W.J. Eastaugh. THE TOM THOMSON MYSTERY.
Toronto McGraw-Hill 1970 0070926557 / 9780070926554 Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
239 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "In 1956, nearly forty years after the death of Canadian artist, Tom Thomson, William T. Little and three companions set themselves to a macabre task. Ever since July 16, 1917, when the artist's badly decomposed body was found floating in the waters of Canoe Lake, controversy and conjecture hovered over the matter of how Tom Thomson really met his death. It was as a result of this prolonged uncertainty that the four men began digging in the little cemetery in Algonquin Park where Thomson was supposedly buried. They were determined to solve, if only for themselves, part of the mystery that surrounded the name of Tom Thomson. What they discovered only confirmed their suspicion that the full story of Thomson's untimely death was not in fact as history had recorded it. The lack of sound and conclusive evidence from earlier investigations set William Little into action. Meticulously he pieced together everything that had ever been written, documented, speculated, or theorized about Thomson during the artist's lengthy periods in Algonquin Park - with special emphasis on those strange events which occurred prior to and after his 'accidental death by drowning'. On the one hand William Little has been able to give us a fuller understanding of both Thomson's personality and his instincts as a painter. On the other, he has amassed considerable evidence that suggests a murder, a suspect, and a motive." Large diagonal creasing on page leaf xiii/xiv, small light stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light browning at edges and on spine/flap-folds, several very small edge tears and one small 'v' tear on front hinge - all archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling, large corner crease on front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SHADOW IN HAWTHORN BAY., Lunn, Janet.
43 Lunn, Janet. SHADOW IN HAWTHORN BAY.
Lester & Orpen Dennys, Toronto, 1986, first edition. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0886191343 "One spring morning in 1815, in the highlands of Scotland where spirits and witches are a fact of life and the ancient feast of Beltane is still celebrated, fifteen-year-old Mary U rquhart hears her beloved cousin Duncan calling her to join him - from three thousand miles away in Upper Canada. Yet his call is so urgent that Mary sets off alone across the ocean to find him, braving the sea-voyage to Quebec, and makin g h e r w a y up the St. Lawrence until she finally comes to Hawthorn Bay on Lake Ontario - only to discover that Duncan is dead, and that her aunt and uncle have moved on. Mary is not just alone in this frightening land of primeval forests - sh e i s al so mi su nd e rstood by the practical Yankees who have settled in the district, and who distrust her powers of 'second sight' and her Gaelic belief in ghosts and witches. For despite Duncan's death, Mary still hears his voice calling her to j oi n h im. Bu t a s s he battles threatening dark forces and fights for her survival, Mary unexpectedly finds friendship - with cheerful Patty and little Henry, with Owena, the quiet Indian who recognizes the healing powers in her, and with Lu ke - s o ve ry d i ffer ent from 'D uncan the black'....an enthralling historical tale of mystery and love." By the author of 'The Root Cellar'. Very light browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear to boards, minor wrinkling at top/bott om o f s pine . Du st ja ck et ha s ve ry mi nor edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/ spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HIDE AND SEEK!, Mansbridge, Pamela.  Illustrated by G.R. Day.
44 Mansbridge, Pamela. Illustrated by G.R. Day. HIDE AND SEEK!
Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, 1962. 
88 pp, 7 5/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Mrs Jones was the busiest noseyparker in Exford Street, and the Huntleys didn't pay much attention to her warning that young Sheila Huntley was taking a risk in befriending Mrs Decke rs, the strange foreign lady who had come to lodge near by. But there was something strange about Mrs Deckers: she came and went at unusual hours, seemed in constant fear, and would not talk to anyone but Sheila. And it was not long befor e S h e i l a found herself involved in the sinister mystery surrounding the foreign woman and her daugher Anna. First there were the dangerous circumstances surrounding Anna's arrival from abroad; and later Sheila was called upon to take a very gr e at r is k. .. ." Moderate browning to pages, previous owner's name on front pastedown, small ink scribble on free front endpaper, moderate browning to edges of textblock with foxing on top, book slightly cocked, two very tiny corner bumps an d a t bot tom of sp ine , m i nor edge wear, minor soiling on rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and flap-folds/edges, a few tiny chips/t ears . Ver y Go od-/ Very Goo d- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CHAMELEON THE SPY AND THE TERRIBLE TOASTER TRAP., Massie, Diane Redfield.
45 Massie, Diane Redfield. CHAMELEON THE SPY AND THE TERRIBLE TOASTER TRAP.
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1982 069004223X / 9780690042238 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Diane Redfield Massie. 
Unpaginated, 9 1/4" H. Color and b&w illustrations by the author. "Something very strange is going on in Beantown. It's a Monday morning and no one has raised the flag! And, everyone seems to be asleep - even the mayor! Most outrageous of all, while the whole town snoozes, some one is robbing it bare! Once again the irrepressible Chameleon, the master of disguise and renowned super spy, springs into action as he outwits two wily crooks to solve the mystery of the terrible toaster trap and save the day for Beantown." Dust jacket has been price-clipped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MABON AND THE MYSTERIES OF BRITAIN:  AN EXPLORATION OF THE MABINOGION., Matthews, Caitlin.
46 Matthews, Caitlin. MABON AND THE MYSTERIES OF BRITAIN: AN EXPLORATION OF THE MABINOGION.
London Arkana 1987 1850630526 / 9781850630524 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Chesca Potter. 
205 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "On one level (this) is a literary guide and deals with the mythological patterns which underlie the Mabinogion. On another, it is a deep exploration of the Western Mysteries as they emerge from the tales of the Four Branches, of Colhwch and Olwen and Taliesin. Within these stories lie the identities of two major figures of the native tradition: Mabon, the Wondrous Youth who is lost and found, and Modron, his mother, the Great Goddess herself. Here the initiatory pattern of Britain's inner guardians is revealed in the Succession of the Pendragons; the release of Mabon is affected with the help of the Totem Beasts, before the birth of time; while the cosmic harp of the Wondrous Youth ushers in the Aquarian Age. Drawing on this first exploration of the Mabinogion, the reader can trace for himself the archetypes and mythological themes from which these medieval stories, themselves descendants of proto-Celtic oral tradition, are derived." Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, soft crease at top part of front hinge, light browning to edges of text block, small soft corner crease on rear cover, spine flat and uncreased, ISBN label on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A SWARM IN MAY.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 25., Mayne, William.
47 Mayne, William. A SWARM IN MAY. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 25.
London Oxford University Press 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ C. Walter Hodges. 
199 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by C. Walter Hodges, dust jacket design by William Stobbs. First printing in the Oxford Children's Library series. "Every years the youngest Singing Boy had brought a swarm of the Cathedral bees to be blessed, so that their beeswax would furnish good candles throughout the coming year. When John Owen became Beekeeper, all this was long ago in the past; but the tradition had been kept up, and the Beekeeper still sang an introit before the Bishop once a year - though few people remembered why. John Owen wriggled out of being Beekeeper because he hated the idea of the solo in the Cathedral; but he soon found that he was thought to have shirked his duty. And about the same time, helping Dr Sutherland and the organist with 'his' bees, he found that he was quite good as a real beekeeper, if not a singing one; and then he and Trevithic discovered a forgotten passage high up in one of the Cathedral towers - ." Gift inscription in ink on front preliminary page, minor browning to edges of text block, three tiny to very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, small crease at top corner of flaps. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CUDDY., Mayne, William.
48 Mayne, William. CUDDY.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1994), Ist edition. 
196 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0224036874 Ange has a ringing in her ears and when she aswers it, its someone from a thousand years ago, asking for her help. A mystery involving St. Cuthbert of Durham, a chorister at th e saint's cathedral and Ange's cousins! Slight yellowing to pages, minor crease at top of gutter of approx. pages 57 to 134, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight waviness to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has light rubbing, mi n o r e d g e w rinkling, old price sticker on front flap. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
UNDERGROUND ALLEY.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 33., Mayne, William.
49 Mayne, William. UNDERGROUND ALLEY. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 33.
London Oxford University Press 1965 Hard Cover Good+ Good+ Marcia Lane Foster. 
168 pp, 7 7/8" H. Dust jacket art by William Stobbs. B&w illustrations. First printing in the Oxford Children's Library series. "For centuries, Town Day had been the annual celebration to mark the lifting of royal displeasure, after the King's treasure had disappeared on its way through the town some five centuries before. Twelve-year-old Patty had been given some very special duties this year, in the extensive preparations for the historic procession which was to take place in the presence of His Royal Highness, the Prince. To paint a huge landscape for the Keep Alley Pageant Committee float, Patty had to retreat into the spacious cellar under her home - and it was there that she made an astonishing, unexpected discovery which helped solve the mystery and restore the good name of the town." Church school award bookplate on free front endpaper, small number 11in ink on front pastedown, very light browning to edges of text block, three tiny corner bumps, small stain at bottom of spine/rear hinge area. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at to bottom of spine, a few soft wrinkles, soft crease on rear panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
50 Morelli, Marcello, editor. (Maria Luisa Moncassoli Tibone, Salvatore Ciro Nappo, Milena Ercole Pozzoli, Giuseppe Mazzocchi, Michael Leech, Maria Longhena, Paola Calore, Heidi Bocker, Peter Kristiansen, Frantisek Kadlec, Thomas Thiis-Evensen, et al. THE WORLD'S GREATEST ROYAL PALACES. INCLUDING THE ROYAL PALACES OF OSLO, STOCKHOLM AND COPENHAGEN.
Grange, Hoo, Rochester, 2000. 
304 pp, folio (14 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840133732 Profusely illustrated in colour. "Built to astonish and to celebrate the magnificence of the most powerful families in the world, royal palaces and houses are the consequences of an age in which the splendor and opulence of a prince or a people could be measured by the decor of a salon, by the grandeur of a building or the originality of a fountain. Suspended between the sky and the earth, as occurred in the Far East, or solidly rooted to the ground, as was the norm in Europe, the house of the monarch has alwys been the meeting point of two minds: that of the master, who saw in his house the expression of his power and creativity, and that of the architect a n d t e a m s of craftsmen who built it for him, often creating a noble monument rather than a place to live....This book tells of the mysteries and legends of the buildings and the official and secret versions of the history of their occupants. T he t e xt i s co mplemented by a series of splendid photographs that together offer the reader a visit through space and time to the most famous palaces of the world where the lives of royal families and their courts burned bright and where bea uty mi xed w ith po we r." Palaces covered: Royal Palace of Turin; Royal Palace of Caserta; Royal Palace of Versailles, Castle of Chambord; Castle of Fontainebleau; Alhambra; Escorial; Royal Palace of Queluz; Buckingham Palace; Hampton Court; C astl e of Bru sse ls; Het Loo Pal ace; Castle of Neuschwanstein; Castle of Charlottenburg; Sans Souci; Schonbrunn; Esterhaza; Castle of Prague; Palace of Wilanow; Rosenborg; Royal Palace in Oslo; Royal Palace in Stockholm; Kremlin; Karskoe Selo; P eterh of; T opkap i Pa lace ; Am ber Fort; Red Fort in Delhi; Forbidden City; Royal Palace in Bangkok. Small bump to three corners and to top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light wear at corners and top/bottom of hinges, wrinkling at top/b ottom of spi ne and flap -fold s. V ery Good/V ery Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
51 Neillands, Robin. THE WARS OF THE ROSES.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199976 / 9781860199974 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
223 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, genealogical table. "The vicious wars between the English noble houses of York and Lancaster marked the end of medieval England and the birth of the Renaissance. The end of that thirty-year period of strife and bloodshed, which succeeding generations have called the Wars of the Roses, saw the collapse of the great Plantagenet dynasty, rulers of all England and much of France for over three hundred years, and the rise of the Tudors, destined to dominate English political life during the next century, following the triumph of Henry Tudor over Richard III at Bosworth Field. Robin Neillands tells this tale in clear and uncomplicated language, unravelling a fascinating and complex story to bring this period in England's history vividly to life. He also investigates the mysteries concerning the sudden marriage of Edward IV, the seizure of Edward's throne by his brother Richard of Gloucester and the murder of Richard's nephews, the Princes in the Tower." 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
AVRO ARROW:  THE STORY OF THE AVRO ARROW FROM ITS EVOLUTION TO ITS EXTINCTION., Organ, Richard, Page, Ron, Watson, Don and Wilkinson, Les.  (The Arrowheads).
52 Organ, Richard, Page, Ron, Watson, Don and Wilkinson, Les. (The Arrowheads). AVRO ARROW: THE STORY OF THE AVRO ARROW FROM ITS EVOLUTION TO ITS EXTINCTION.
Boston Mills, (Erin, Ontario, 1986), 9th printing. 
180 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919822355 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, technical drawings (some fold-out). "...(attempts) to unravel some of the mysteries about the Arrow and expose the reader to s ome of its lesser known facets. We will take you from the Arrow's inception and early design studies to roll out and from flight test to the advanced proposals for the development of future versions..." Previous owner's name on half-title p a g e , m i nor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket scattered light tiny foxing marks on inside surface of rear panel, very light rubbing, light edge wrinkling at top of front panel/spine, faint water mark at top inside ed ge o f s pi ne area. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WESTRIA - PARTIAL SET.  VOLUME 2. LADY OF DARKNESS.  VOLUME 3 SILVERHAIR THE WANDERER.  VOLUME 5. THE SEA STAR.  VOLUME 6. THE WIND CRYSTAL.  VOLUME 7. THE JEWEL OF FIRE.  5 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Paxson, Diana L.
53 Paxson, Diana L. WESTRIA - PARTIAL SET. VOLUME 2. LADY OF DARKNESS. VOLUME 3 SILVERHAIR THE WANDERER. VOLUME 5. THE SEA STAR. VOLUME 6. THE WIND CRYSTAL. VOLUME 7. THE JEWEL OF FIRE. 5 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Timescape / TOR First Printings Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Tom Kid (volume 3) and Tom Canty (volumes 6&7), cover art. 
Partial set of the "Westria" novels - volumes 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7 - 5 books in total. Volume 2. Lady of Darkness: Timescape 1983 1st printing, 7" H, 253 pp, ISBN 0671458825 - "At last, a Queen was found to honor the covenant. A Queen to be Mistress of the Jewels of Westria, and wield their magical thrall over the elements. A Queen to conquer the mysteries of the Kingdom, as she had conquered the King's heart. But the young and gentle Queen little suspected treachery in the magical spheres of the Westrian court, where jealousy festered and a sorcerer bridled at her powers." Volume 3. Silverhair the Wanderer: TOR 1986 1st printing, 6 3/4" H, 310 pp, ISBN 0812548604 - "Protected only by his sword, his harp and his songs, pursued by a powerful evil wizard, Silverhair's road led to goddesses and ghosts, man-monsters and madness, scholars and shapeshifters, the palaces of royalty and the tents of ragged nomads. But for all the perils he braved, for all the dangers he conquered, Silverhair's goal remained unseen, elusive, a mystery beyond solution. Because his beloved sister and her son, heir to the throne of Westria, had vanished - utterly vanished - from the face of the earth." Volume 5. The Sea Star: TOR 1988 1st printing, 6 3/4" H, 374 pp, ISBN 0812548647 - "Julian, the long-lost son of Queen Faris and King Jehan, has returned to heal the kingdom of Westria. But he cannot prove his heritage and gain the throne except by searching out and mastering one by one the four great Jewels of Power lost in the magical cataclysm that destroyed his parents years ago. And Caolin, the jealous Blood Lord, the Sorcerer who was the author of the great destruction, still lives. The Jewels alone stand between him and utter dark power, from which Westria will never recover." Volume 6. The Wind Crystal: TOR 1990 1st printing, 6 3/4" H, 308 pp, ISBN 0812500407 - "The King is Dead, the Land ruled by a Regent. Prince Julian, the lost son of King Jehan, has returned to claim the crown. But he must prove his right by finding and mastering the four jewels of power lost in the magic war that killed Jehan. Julian has gained two of them, the Earthstone and the Sea Star. Now he must survive the quest for the Wind Crystal." Volume 7. The Jewel of Fire: TOR 1992 1st printing, 6 3/4" H, 309 pp, ISBN 0812511107 - "Prince Julian, claimant and true heir to the throne of Westria, (has recovered and mastered three of the four jewels of Power). What will be the cost to the kingdom, what price will Julian have to pay to attain the fourth - from the mouth of a volcano!" Interiors - very light to light browning to inside of covers, slight toning to pages, otherwise books are clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, two volumes with a tiny number stamp on bottom of text block, volume 5 has a few tiny shallow dents on the spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HEAVENLY DAYS:  RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN., Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF.
54 Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF. HEAVENLY DAYS: RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN.
England Crecy 1994 0947554327 / 9780947554323 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
392 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "When James Pelly-Fry joined the Royal Air Force in 1935 it was the culmination of his abiding passion, since boyhood, for 'aeroplanes'. Training as a pilot in Britain James then went to Egypt to join No. 216 Squadron where he was exposed to the mysteries of flying the Vickers 'Valentia' - a large, twin-engine, troop-carrying bi-plane! His career in the RAF although following a relatively normal progression for pre-war and WWII service was, however, liberally sprinkled with appointments and operations that gave him the opportunity to view the events of the European War from Command level as well as Operational." Dust jacket has minor rubbing and very minor laminate wrinkling at top corner of front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HEAVENLY DAYS:  RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN., Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF.
55 Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF. HEAVENLY DAYS: RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN.
England Crecy 1994 0947554327 / 9780947554323 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
392 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "When James Pelly-Fry joined the Royal Air Force in 1935 it was the culmination of his abiding passion, since boyhood, for 'aeroplanes'. Training as a pilot in Britain James then went to Egypt to join No. 216 Squadron where he was exposed to the mysteries of flying the Vickers 'Valentia' - a large, twin-engine, troop-carrying bi-plane! His career in the RAF although following a relatively normal progression for pre-war and WWII service was, however, liberally sprinkled with appointments and operations that gave him the opportunity to view the events of the European War from Command level as well as Operational." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
CHRISTIANITY AND THE WIDER ECUMENISM., Phan, Peter C., ed.  (Darrol Bryant, Durwood Foster, Robert Scharlemann, Geoffrey Parrinder, Joseph Fichter, Monika Hellwig, John Hick, Martin Forward, Francis Xavier D'Sa, Joseph Osei-Bonsu, Marcus Braybrooke, Donald Dayton, Mary Ann Stenger, et al
56 Phan, Peter C., ed. (Darrol Bryant, Durwood Foster, Robert Scharlemann, Geoffrey Parrinder, Joseph Fichter, Monika Hellwig, John Hick, Martin Forward, Francis Xavier D'Sa, Joseph Osei-Bonsu, Marcus Braybrooke, Donald Dayton, Mary Ann Stenger, et al CHRISTIANITY AND THE WIDER ECUMENISM.
New York Paragon House 1990 0892260750 / 9780892260751 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
288 pp, 8vo (9" H). "This volume explores the growing shift from efforts toward unity within Christianity to broader, more far-reaching attempts at unity among all world religions (the 'wider ecumenism'). Editor Peter Phan traces this trend back to the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) but notes that, in the last ten years or so, the movement has become pronounced. (The book) consists of eighteen papers deriving from a recent ecumenical conference in Istanbul, Turkey. The authors seek to add their contributions to contemporary interfaith dialogue." Interior - previous owner's bookplate on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing to covers, minor soiling to bottom of textblock. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BURIED ON SUNDAY., Phillips, Edward.  Inscribed by author.  Cover art by Clive Dobson.
57 Phillips, Edward. Inscribed by author. Cover art by Clive Dobson. BURIED ON SUNDAY.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1986. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. McClelland and Stewart Signature Series. INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE: "FOR (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) ____ AND ____ - WITH GOOD, BETTER, AND BEST WISHES - LIKEWISE MUCH LOVE - TED, 18/3/89". ISBN 0771069928 "Fifty-th ree-year-old Montreal lawyer Geoffrey Chadwick (last seen in Edward Phillips' acclaimed novel, 'Sunday's Child) accepts an invitation for a weekend in the country with friends. His idea of roughing it is 'complaining about room service,' b u t a t l e a st it's not another Westmunt wine and cheese party. This excursion into Quebec's cottage country becomes fraught with emotional complications and surface tensions; but the weekend proceeds as weekends do until the household is inter ru pt e d by th re e unexpected guests, in flight from the police. The intrusion of the criminal element into this upper-middle-class gathering is perfect fodder for humorist Edward Phillips. He exposes the comic and not so comic aspects of meeti ng for me r lov e rs in un expected places and retaining good manners when lives are at stake, revealing along the way some harsh yet familiar truths about human nature. His cast of wonderfully eccentric characters will delight and outrage." Inter ior - b ook s ligh tl y c rac ked at pages 78/79, otherwise clean with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly cocked, light crease on spine, very minor edge wear. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NOVEMBER JOE:  THE DETECTIVE OF THE WOODS., Prichard, H. Hesketh.
58 Prichard, H. Hesketh. NOVEMBER JOE: THE DETECTIVE OF THE WOODS.
London Greenhill Books 1985 0947898107 / 9780947898106 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
256 pp, 8vo (8" H). Greenhill Books' Vintage Crime Classics series. "Near six foot tall, lithe and powerful, November Joe is a Canadian woodsman who would sooner hunt deer than man any day. In these stories of detection, set in the wilderness far away from city streets, November Joe shows that he is not only the product but also the master of his environment. The author was a sportsman and naturalist who spent much of his life travelling and hunting, and used his own experiences and wilderness lore as background for this book. First published before the outbreak of World War One (during which Prichard organized a corps of sharp-shooters), these stories capture the clear, crisp outdoor atmosphere of the North-American backwoods. 'November Joe' is recommended in 'Queen's Quorum' as one of the 106 most important detective-crime story books published." Contents: Preface; Sir Andrew's Advice; November Joe; The Crime at Big Tree Portage; The Seven Lumber-Jacks; The Black Fox Skin; The Murder at the Duck Club; The Case of Miss Virginia Planx; The Hundred Thousand Dollar Robbery; The Looted Island; The Mystery of Fletcher Buckman; Linda Petersham; Kalmacks; The Men of the Mountains; The Man in the Black Hat; The Capture; The City or the Woods? Very light fading at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has light creasing at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SPANISH CAPE MYSTERY:  A PROBLEM IN DEDUCTION.  BLAKISTON 137., Queen, Ellery.
59 Queen, Ellery. THE SPANISH CAPE MYSTERY: A PROBLEM IN DEDUCTION. BLAKISTON 137.
Philadelphia Triangle Books 1946 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
354 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H). Pale orange/buff cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering and decoration on front board. "Marco was sitting in his chair in the little private beach on rocky Spanish Cape, and he was quite dead. The dashing, handsome despoiler of women seemed to be musing no doubt on the hold he had over the frantic, desperate women in the house above him. For there was a faint smile on his strong and mocking face. But around his neck was an ugly line of red. The really startling thing about Marco's corpse was that he was naked. Under the long opera cloak draped about his virile figure, he was without coat, trousers or shirt - completely nude! Yet of all the people gathered at the house of Walter Godfrey, eccentric millionaire, on remote Spanish Cape, Marco's was the only face that did not wear the tense mask of dread. It was fortunate indeed that Ellery Queen, that amiable maestro of murder, happened to be vacationing nearby. He it is that solves the brutal and baffling case of the murdered philanderer, to the mingled horror and delight of the most hardened reader." Light browning to pages, a few pages with wrinkle at top part of page, minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling and a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, minor darkening at top/bottom edges of flaps, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
60 Rice, Eva. (Enid Blyton.) WHO'S WHO IN ENID BLYTON. REVISED EDITION.
London Orion 2003 0752856480 / 9780752856483 Revised Edition Soft Cover Fine 
304 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "All your old favourites are here along with plenty of facts, details and insights into over a thousand of Enid Blyton's most memorable and enduring characters. In this most comprehensive guide to Enid Blyton's characters to date, Eva Rice brings us a fascinating and humorous look into the imagination of Britain's most well-loved storyteller." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Adventure Stories (The Adventure Books / The Famous Five/ The Secret Seven / The Adventurous Four / The Put-Em-Rights / The Five Find-Outers / The 'Barney' Mystery Series); School Stories (St Clare's / Malory Towers / The Naughtiest Girl in the School); Toys and Enchantment (Enid Blyton's Fairy Folk / The Enchanted Wood / The Wishing Chair / Mr Pinkwhistle / Amelia Jane / Mr Twiddle / Mr Meddle / The Three Golliwogs / Brer Rabbit / Noddy); Farm Stories (Cherry Tree Farm and Willow Farm / Six Cousins) ; Further Reading. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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