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1 ABDULLAH, Achmed Black Tents. 1st US no dj
Horace Liveright, 1930, 
ABDULLAH, Achmed. Black Tents. NY: Horace Liveright, 1930. First US Edition. Pp. 218. 8vo, black cloth, blue title block with gilt lettering to front and spine. "Achmed Abdullah (1881-1945), a pseudonym of Alexander Nicholayevitch Romanoff, was a Russian-born writer. He is most noted for his pulp stories of crime, mystery and adventure. He wrote screenplays for some successful films." - Wikipedia. Small waterstain to top edge, spine sunned to brown, cloth lightly rubbed with some small white specks, previous owner's name inked to front paste-down, else vg. 40.00

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2 ADAMS, Herbert. Collins White Circle Pocket Edition, 279. Case of the Stolen Bridegroom. Canadian Collins White Circle paperback.
Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., Toronto, 1946, 
ADAMS, Herbert. The Case of the Stolen Bridegroom. [Front cover adds: "Murder on a Honeymoon"]. Toronto: Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., (1946). First thus printing. A White Circle Pocket Edition. Pp. (6),7-192. Small 8vo, illustrated black and blue card covers with yellow and black lettering to front cover, yellow and black lettering to red spine, all edges dyed red. Mass market paperback. Collins White Circle Pocket Edition number 279. "When on his wedding night Matt Pender, popular night club violinist, disappeared, hisdistracted bride sought the assistance of her old friend Roger Bennion to elucidate the mystery. Together with Roger's racing-motorist friend Ian Stewart, they set out to find Matt. It was no case for the police, for Matt's reputation as a well-known musician must be cleared without public scandal.A complicated series of events, including deeds of desperate daring, a big -scale robbery, and even murder, make this a tremendously exciting, fast-moving story that will more the enhance the reputation of its very popular author." - from the introductory blurb. Faint vertical crease to front cover,faint diagonal crease to upper right front corner, short split to head of rear outer hinge, light edge-nicking, else very good. 35.00

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3 AIRTH, Rennie. Once a Spy. First Edition in dustjacket.
Jonathan Cape, London, 1981, ISBN:0224019023 
AIRTH, Rennie. Once a Spy. London: Jonathan Cape, (1981). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-245,(1). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Poor Sophy. She was pushed to her death from an eighth-storey window and they calledit suicide. Blaney remembered her from Berlin all those years ago -- that maniacal laugh of hers with the remorseless rhythm of a police siren. People were always reminding Blaney of something he already knew: he was not cutout to be a spy. That's why he'd left it all behind in the early 1960s and taken to selling people 'security' against a rising tide of armed crime. I t was currently his opinion that there was no such thing as security, just as there was no such thing as an ex-spy. Here he was, seventeen years later, with McIver breathing down his neck to discover why everyone connected with the Berlin operation was suddenly dropping dead. It was an interesting enough question, since Blaney had a fine chance of being next." - from the dustjacket. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Uncommon. 100.00

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4 ALBION, Robert Greenhalgh Seaports South of Sahara : The Achievements of an American Steamship Service. US in dj
Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York, 1959, 
ALBION, Robert Greenhalgh. Seaports South of Sahara : The Achievements of an American Steamship Service. With the Collaboration of Jennie B. Pope.[With a foreword by VIce Admiral Edward L. Cochrane]. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, (1959). Pp. (4),v-xii,1-316, frontis.+ 8 leaves of plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth. "This is the story of American maritime relations with South, East, and West Africa, where the unexpected has suddenly become the order of the day. It is there that the trade of the United States has increased at a faster rate during the past four decades than anywhere else in the world. In this book, intertwined with the broad aspects of African trade and national shipping policy, is the specific achievement of the Farrell shipping service in helping link them together. [...] Having visited the coasts of Africa all the way from Cape Town to Zanzibar and from the Canaries and the Guinea Coast to the Congo, [Albion] gives a colorful picture of all sorts of ports of call and exotic cargoes in the amazingcontrasts of Africa today. There is much about the ships, of course, and l ong sea run down the South Atlantic and into the gales ofthe Indian Ocean; but also about the actual workings of a steamship line -- a mystery to mostof us. We hear of the captains and crews, the stevedores and longshoremen, the agents and overseas representatives, and the New York headquarters all the way up to the two Farrell brothers." - from the dj. Very good in nicke d, price-clipped dust jacket. 35.00

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5 ALEXANDER, Bruce COOK, Bruce) Experiment in Treason. signed in dj
2002, 
ALEXANDER, Bruce. An Experiment in Treason. NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (2002). Pp. 274. 8vo, blue paper covered boards, gilt titles to spine. The ninth book in the mystery series featuring the legendary blind eighteenth-centuryLondon judge, Sir John Fielding, and his young assistant Jeremy Proctor. B ruce Alexander was the pseudonym of author Bruce Cook (1932-2003), well-known for both his fiction and non-fiction works. Vg in dj. Signed by the author on the first blank. 20.00

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6 ALLEN, Steve Murder on the Atlantic. uncorrected proof. card covers
Kensington Books, 1995, 
ALLEN, Steve. Murder on the Atlantic. (N.Y.) : Kensington Books, (1995). Uncorrected Proof. Pp 244. 8vo, blue card covers. A mystery novel set aboard the liner Atlantis. Vg. 25.00

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7 AMES, Delano Corpse Diplomatique. Second Printing in dustjacket.
Hodder and Stoughton, London , 1953, 
AMES, Delano. Corpse Diplomatique. (London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1953). Second Impression. Pp. (4),5-253,(3). 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. In the Yellow Jackets series. A transplanted American, Delano Ames was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, in 1906, and died in Madrid in 1987. In 1937, Ames moved to England, and in 1948 introduced us to that most delightful of all British detecting couples, Dagobert Brown and Jane Hamish (later Brown). Unlike their counterparts in America, the Browns were pretty much intellectual equals. Second-last signature starting to loosen, else very good in spine-chipped, torn-and-tape-repaired, price-clipped dustjacket. 35.00

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8 AMES, Delano Death of a Fellow Traveller.
Hodder and Stoughton, London , 1955, 
AMES, Delano. Death of a Fellow Traveller. (London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1955). Reset Edition. Pp [1]-192. 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. In the Yellow Jackets series. “A long, lazy fortnight in a picturesque old Cornish village was what Jane and Dagobert had in mind when they set off for the west country, but a local suicide soon had them busy on a hectic murder hunt.” A transplanted American, Delano Ames was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, in1906, and died in Madrid in 1987. In 1937, Ames moved to England, and in 1 948 introduced us to that most delightful of all British detecting couples,Dagobert Brown and Jane Hamish (later Brown). Unlike their counterparts in America, the Browns were pretty much intellectual equals. Lightly rubbed, namestamp, else very good. 25.00

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9 AMES, Delano Murder Begins at Home
Hodder and Stoughton, London , 1954, 
AMES, Delano. Murder Begins at Home. (London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1954).Reset Edition. Pp [1]-192. 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. In the Yel low Jackets series. “Dagobert Brown and Jane both in excellent form.” - Glasgow Bulletin. A transplanted American, Delano Ames was born in Mt. Vernon,Ohio, in 1906, and died in Madrid in 1987. In 1937, Ames moved to England, and in 1948 introduced us to that most delightful of all British detecting couples, Dagobert Brown and Jane Hamish (later Brown). Unlike their counte rparts in America, the Browns were pretty much intellectual equals. Lightlyrubbed, corner crease, namestamp, else very good. 25.00

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10 AMES, Delano She Shall Have Murder.
Hodder and Stoughton, London , 1953, 
AMES, Delano. She Shall Have Murder. (London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1953).Reset Edition. Pp [1]-191,(1). 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. In the Yellow Jackets series. “The first adventure of Dagobert Brown and Jane.” A transplanted American, Delano Ames was born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, in 1906, and died in Madrid in 1987. In 1937, Ames moved to England, and in 1948 introduced us to that most delightful of all British detecting couples, Dagobert Brown and Jane Hamish (later Brown). Unlike their counterparts in America, the Browns were pretty much intellectual equals. Lightly rubbed, namestamp, else very good. 25.00

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11 AMIS, Kingsley Look Round the Estate : Poems 1957-67. First Edition in dustjacket
Jonathan Cape, London, 1967, 
AMIS, Kingsley. A Look Round the Estate : Poems 1957-67. London : Jonathan Cape, (1967). Pp (10),11-57,(1). 8vo, green cloth boards, glit lettering towhite spine. Gohn, Kingsley Amis : A Checklist. II: A27. "Although Kingsle y Amis's reputation has been founded mainly on his novels, his verse was known to a small public some time before 'Lucky Jim' appeared, and since thenhe has been gradually strengthening his position as one of the most consis tently able poets to emerge since the war. These new poems, in their lucidity and their conscientious craftsmanship, belong to the best English tradition, while many of them show the range of attitudes -- from cool irony and wit to savage mockery and pessimism -- familiar to readers of Mr. Amis's fiction." - from the dustjacket. Includes the following poems: Part I: "An Ever-Fixed Mark", "Out-Patient", "A Tribute to the Founder", "After Goliath","Sight Unseen", "Nothing to Fear", "Toys", "Souvenirs", "A Point of Logic" , "On a Portrait of Mme Rimsky-Korsakov", "A Chromatic Passing-Note", "Science Fiction", "The Huge Artifice", "New Approach Needed", "Larger Truth", "Fiction", "L'Invitation au Voyage", "Coming of Age", "A.E.H.", "Oligodora","Green Heart", "Waking Beauty", "An Attempt at Time-Travel", "In Memorian W.R.A.". Part II: The Evans Country: "Aberdarcy: the Main Square", "St. Asaph's", "Langwell", "Pendydd", "Llansili Beach", "Brynbwrla", "Maunders", "Fforestfawr", "Welch Ferry, West Side", "Aldport (Mystery Tour)", and "Aberdarcy: the Chaucer Road". A very good, clean copy in corner-trimmed (but notprice-clipped) dustjacket. 70.00

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12 AMIS, Martin Other People : A Mystery Story. First American Edition in dustjacket
1981, 
AMIS, Martin. Other People : A Mystery Story. N.Y.: Viking Press, (1981). First US Edition. Pp 224. 8vo, reddish cloth spine, tan boards. Vg in rubbeddj (short closed tear to front panel). 45.00

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13 ANDERSON, Patrick Visiting Distance : Poems: New, Revised, and Selected. Second Edition, Paperback.
Borealis Press, Ottawa, 1978, ISBN:0919594484 
ANDERSON, Patrick. A Visiting Distance : Poems: New, Revised, and Selected.Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1978. Second Edition. Pp. (8),1-149,(1). 8vo, prin ted white card covers with red lettering to front cover and spine. "In thiscollection of poems, new and old, various distances visit each other; the past solicits the present and is re-interpreted; his rural world of Essex, England, is juxtaposed with Montreal and the countryside of Quebec; privateworlds and obsessions confront public interests; Greece and the Far East a re labels on the baggage of the perennial traveller; and the ultimate distance is the mystery ofthe craft of poetry itself, patiently and humbly submitted to over a wide range of subjects, forms, and musical patterns." - fromthe rear cover. Very good. Due to its relatively small size, shipping cost s should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 20.00

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14 ANDRIST, Ralph K. Cassell Caravel Book) DUFEK, George J. (in consultation with) Heroes of Polar Exploration
Cassell, London, 1963, 
ANDRIST, Ralph K. Heroes of Polar Exploration . By the editors of Horizon Magazine; author, Ralph K. Andrist, in consultation with Rear Admiral GeorgeJ. Dufek. L.: Cassell, 1963. Pp. [2],7-152. Illustrated. Large 8vo, illust rated dark cloth boards with white spine. #2 in the Cassell Caravel Book series. Contents: 1. At the Ends of the Earth, 2. Arctic Routes to Riches, 3.Tragedy in the Arctic, 4. The Top of the World, 5. Mystery of the Southern Continent, 6. The Race to the South Pole, 7. Voyage of the Endurance, 8. P ole Hopping in the Age of Flight, 9. Over and Under the Polar Ice. Vg. 15.00

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15 ARAPURA, J. G. Hermeneutical Essays on Vedantic Topics. First Edition in dustjacket
Motilal Banarsidass, Dehli / Varanasi / Patna / Madras, 1986, ISBN:8120801830 
ARAPURA, J. .. Hermeneutical Essays on Vedantic Topics. Dehli / Varanasi / Patna / Madras : Motilal Banarsidass, (1986). First Edition. Pp (8),[vii]-viii,(2),[1]-207,(1). Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Introduction. 1. Sat (Being) in Vedanta. 2. Maya and the Discourse about Brahman. 3. Transcendence and the Transcendent - Via the Doctrines of Brahman and Sunyata. 4. The Notion of Avidya (Ignorance) in Venadta. 5. Macro-Micro-Cosmology Approached Through a Gita Text. 6. Time Within Logos and Without - As in Grammar Vedanta and Madhyamila. 7. Some Unique Characteristics of Self-Knowledge in Vedanta. 8. The Question as to the Jivan-Mikti Ideal. Appendix: on Lanaguage. Introduction. 9. The Mystery of Lanaguage. 10. Language and Transcendence. 11. Lanaaguage and Knowledge : In the Theology of Karl Barth and Vedanta. Very good in dust jacket. 30.00

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Sixpence for the Wind : A Knot of Nautical Folklore. First Edition, ARCHIBALD, Malcolm ADAMS, Sarah Jane
16 ARCHIBALD, Malcolm ADAMS, Sarah Jane Sixpence for the Wind : A Knot of Nautical Folklore. First Edition
Whittles Publishing, Caithness, Scotland, 1999, ISBN:1870325575 1999 1870325575 / 9781870325578 
ARCHIBALD, Malcolm. Sixpence for the Wind : A Knot of Nautical Folklore. With pen and ink drawings by Sarah Jane Adams. (Latheronwheel, Caithness, Scotland) : Whittles Publishing, (1999). First Edition. Pp. (3),iv-viii,(2),3-143,(1). Illustrated. 8vo,art-illustrated blue card covers with grey spine.

"Sixpence for the Wind is an introduction to the hugely untapped field of sea lore, the collected wisdom amd superstition of seafarers

A creator of colourful characters, seafaring has a vast and fascinating history where every voyage could be an adventure. Sixpence for the Wind captures a fragment of that character and adventure, and records some or the fast-fading knowledge. The sea has always contained an element of mystery, from the beckoning horizon to the wonder of the creatures beneath the waves. Man has created monsters from the unknown, and gods from the dark recesses of his own mind. Some lie within the pages of Sixpence for the Wind, waiting to reveal their secrets." - from the rear cover.

Contents :
Introduction.
1. Brass Monkeys and Swinging Cats.
2. The Non-existent.
3. Sea Monsters.
4. The Pirates.
5. Famous Ships.
6. Mermaids.
7. Nicknames.
8. Women at Sea.
9. Neptune, Nereids and a Master Carpenter.
10. The Greenlandsmen.
11. Pressing Jack.
12. The Survivors.
13. Fighting Seamen.
14. Fast Ships.
15. The Explorers.
16. Ghostly Ships and the Devil Sea.
17. Stormy Places.
18. The Superstitious Seaman.
19. Blood Boats and Bucko Mates.
20. Drink and the Seaman.
Glossary.

Very good. 20.00

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17 ARD, William. Don't Come Crying to Me : A Novel of Suspense. Popular Library No. 639.
Popular Library, New York, 1955, 
ARD, William. Don't Come Crying to Me : A Novel of Suspense. New York : Popular Library, (January 1955). Pp (4),5-128. Small 8vo, illustrated card covers, all edges dyed green. Popular Library No. 639. Complete and Unabridged. “He Couldn't Say “No” To A Beautiful Dame.” - from the front cover. A private eye Timothy Dane novel by William Thomas Ard (1922-1960). Rubbed and lightly browned, corner crease, else good to very good. 14.00

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18 ARENDZEN, J. P. Holy Trinity : A Theological Treatise for Modern Laymen. First edition
Sheed & Ward, London, 1937, 
ARENDZEN, J. P. The Holy Trinity : A Theological Treatise for Modern Laymen. London : Sheed & Ward, 1937. First Edition. Pp (4),v-vii,(1),1-154,(2). 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. The One and the Many. 2. The Statement of the Mystery. 3. The Mystery and Human Reason. 4. TheTrinity in the Old Testament. 5. The Trinity in the New Testament. 6. The Trinity in Tradition. 7. God the Father and God the Son. 8. God the Holy Ghost. 9. Missions and Appropriations. 10. Indwelling of the Three persons inthe Just. 11. The Trinity in the Beatific Vision. 12. The Trinity in Ancie nt Philosophy. 13. The Trinity and Modern Errors. 14. Pagan Trinities. Rubbed, else very good. 35.00

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19 ARMITAGE, Merle ORTEGA, Peter Ribera Pagans, Conquistadores, Heroes and Martyrs. De Luxe edition in dustjacket
Academy Guild Press, 1964, 
ARMITAGE, Merle. Pagans, Conquistadores, Heroes and Martyrs. N.pl.: AcademyGuild Press, (1964). De Luxe Edition. Pp (30 pp),1-99 leaves (text on one side, illustration on the other),(2 pp),+ 4 blue pages with drawings by Edward O'Brien. 8vo, tan cloth, red lettering and black design to front board and spine, top edge dyed black. This is the De Luxe Edition (1964) limited to 1500 copies, designed by Merle Armitage, printed by Lynton R. Kistler onSunray Vellum paper, with four drawings by Edward O'Brien. "Mr. Armitage w ith sparkling clarity coupled with a simplicity and ease of style, has unbelievably condensed 500 years of factual, turbulent and complex history intoa compact and beautifully written saga as gripping to read as a good myste ry. [...] Compared with almost any otner portion of these United States, the southwest glows with color, mystery and adventure. The land of Coronado, de Vargas, de Vaca, Alvaraao, Onate, Fray Marcos and the heroic Father Serra. As Mr. Armitage so powerfully portrays, legends rise like mirages from this kaleidoscopic scene. We are reminded of the seven cities fof Cibola, Billy the Kid, Kit Carson and Pancho Villa. Further back in the pages of history we encounter the basket weavers, the unknown inhabitants of Mesa Verde,the timeless home of the Navajo, Apache, Hopi, Zuni and many other pueblo populations. Contents : 1. The Unconquered Land 1540. 2. The Final Decision1492. 3. The Roots of The Spanish Conquest 1518. 4. Bishop Juan De Zumarra ga. 5. De Vaca 1533. 6. The Case of Fray Marcos. 7. Coronado Marches 1540. 8. The Franciscan Missions. 9. Santa Fe: The Royal City of the Holy Faith. Remnant of removed name ticket, else very good in rubbed, but unclipped, dustjacket. 25.00

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20 ARUNDEL, Louis Motor Boat Boys on the St. Lawrence; or, Solving the Mystery of the Thousand Islands
M.A. Donohue & Co., Chicago, 1913, 
ARUNDEL, Louis. Motor Boat Boys on the St. Lawrence; or, Solving the Mystery of the Thousand Islands . Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Co., (1913). Pp. [1]-238, frontis., + 11 p. of an excerpt of "Mrs. Stone's Money Order" and 9 p. of ads at rear. 8vo, pictorial green cloth with green and black lettering tofront and spine. Top- and fore-edges spotted, small dampstain to head of s pine and rear board, occasional light foxing throughout, else vg. 20.00

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