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1 FLEMING, Charles Ivory Coast . 1st US signed in dj
St. Martin's Minotaur, 2002, ISBN:0312274645 
FLEMING, Charles. The Ivory Coast. NY: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2002). FirstEdition. Pp. 348. 8vo, black cloth, red titles to spine. The author's firs t novel, a story of suspense which takes place in Las Vegas. Vg in dj with light wear to the head of the spine). Signed by the author on the title page. 30.00

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2 FLEMING, Ian LEE, Stan For Your Eyes Only . Marvel Illustrated Book, First Edition
Marvel Comic Group, New York, 1981, ISBN:0960414649 
FLEMING, Ian. 007 James Bond : For Your Eyes Only : A Marvel Illustrated Book. (New York : :Marvel Comic Group, a division of Cadence Industries Corporation., Jun1 1981). First Printing. Pp (8),9-252. 12mo, art-illustrated cardcovers, white spine, with red & black lettering. CC 02410. See Jon Gilbert, Ian Fleming: The Bibliography p.289. Cover and spine have : 007 James Bond : For Your Eyes Only : A Marvel Illustrated Book in Full Color. Title page is headed with "Stan Lee presents the Marvel Comics Illustrated version of" "The little box that could destroy civilization ....is missing. And JAMES BONDis chasing it through the plush Casinos of the Aegean, under the waters ot the Mediterranean, into a dozen deadly traps and the arms of beautiful women. Smoother, suaver, more dangerous than ever...BOND IS BACK! " - from the rear. A comic book version in a mass market paperback size (4 x 7inches). very light edgewear, faint soiling else very good. 30.00

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3 GRINOLS, Earl L. Gambling in America : Costs and Benefits. First Edition in dustjacket
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004, ISBN:0521830133 
GRINOLS, Earl L. Gambling in America : Costs and Benefits. (Cambridge) : Cambridge University Press, (2004). First Edition. Pp (6),vi-xiii,(1),1-232,(10). Tables and Figures. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine."Gambling in America carefully breaks new ground by developing analytical tools to assess the benefits and costs of the economic and social changes introduced by casino gambling in monetary terms, linking them to individual households' utility and well-being. Since casinos are associated with unintended and often negative economic consequences, these factors are incorporated into the discussion. The book also shows how amenity benefits - for casinos, the benefit to consumers of closer proximity - enter the evaluation. Other topics include agent incentives and public decision making, conceptual clarifications about economic development, cost-benefit analysis, and netexport multiplier models. Professor Grinols finds that, in considering all relevant factors, the social costs of casino gambling outweigh their socia l benefits." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Introduction. 2. Considerations. 3. Agents and incentives. 4. Economic development. 5. Cost-benefit analysis. 6. Social benefits. 7. Social costs. 8. The present and the future. Appendix : Cost benefit to the locality: a senario. Glossary. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00

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4 HAGGARD, William Power House. First Edition in dustjacket
Cassell, London, 1966, 
HAGGARD, William. The Power House. London : Cassell, (1966). First UK Edition. Pp. 186. 8vo, blue cloth. This is the ninth novel in the Colonel Russell series. Some faint browning along lower front edge, else vg in dj (very light wear to edges). 25.00

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5 MELSKI, Michael Blood on Steel : Two Plays : Joyride and Heartspent and Black Silence. First Edition.
University College of Cape Breton Press / UCCB Press, Sydney, 1996, ISBN:0920336809 
MELSKI, Michael. Blood on Steel. [Two Plays : "Joyride" and "Heartspent andBlack Silence"]. Sydney : University College of Cape Breton Press, 1996. F irst Edition. Pp (4),[i]-ix,(1),[1]-122. 8vo, photo-illustrated card overs.Two plays set in Cape Breton by this Sydney, Cape Breton writer, Joyride i n " Various locations around Sydney, Nova Scotia, over a few days in mid-spring" and Heartspent and Black Silence at "The grounds of a harness racing stadium; Tartan Downs, in Sydney, Nova Scotia." Chris "Melski knows the landscape well, has a mastery of the local idiom, and, like Faulkner and DavidAdams Richards before him, succeeds in fusing particular characters and si tuations into a metaphor that speaks to a wider audience and has a universal voice." - Chris Majka on rear cover. "Joyride began, appropriately enough, in a car. In late spring of 1994,1 returned home from Toronto, and caughtup with my best friend, Paul Beaton. We spent an evening shooting the Sydn ey drag in his souped-up burgundy Camaro, drinking Tim Horton's coffee, andlooking around for someone on the streets that we knew. We were too old fo r this familiar ritual but we didn't have anything else to do. And we didn't seem to find anyone. Most of our old friends had moved off the island looking for work. Nothing new in that, but the young faces that were hanging out that night seemed strange to me. There was something a little scared, a little desperate that kept occurring in the eyes. It was two years alter the McDonald's murders. But the wake wasn't over. Maybe it never will be. murders. But the wake wasn't over. Maybe it never will be. Heartspent and Black Silence started during a period when I was looking for work in Toronto, and happened to scan a Greenwood racing form. I remembered winning big at Tartan Downs one night years before when I was in my teens. Then I rememberedlosing big for several nights in a row afterwards. As Nova Scotia's first casinos were being built in September 1994, Mary Vingoe. a self-admitted shit disturber, encouraged me to write this script. Cape Bretoners have always been gamblers; the first of our ancestors who arrived here to stay gambled they'd make it through the winter alive. Five hundred years later, thingshaven't changed much. The Island's obsession with games of chance remains a reliable subject for farce and satire. In fact, it is frequently tragic. Gambling is a parasite, feeding on the last straws of faith. Carried to extremes, it is a glamorous deception; a 'midnight express' to the darker places in the heart where nothing is sacred or tame." the Author's Notes, p.ix.Very good. 15.00

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6 ONDAATJE, Michael Divisadero. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2007, ISBN:0771068727 
ONDAATJE, Michael. Divisadero. (Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (2007). First Printing. Pp. (16),[7]-273,(5). 8vo, black cloth with copper letteringto spine. "In the 1970s in northern California, near Gold Rush country, a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm with thehelp of Coop, an enigmatic young man who makes his home with them. Theirs is a makeshift fmaily, until it is riven by an incident of violence -- of both hand and heart -- that sets fire to the rest of their lives. 'Divisadero' takes us from the city of San Francisco to the raucous backrooms of Nevada's casinos, and eventually to the landscape of south central France. It is here, outside a small rural village, that Anna becomes immersed in the life and the world of a writer from an earlier time -- Lucien Segura. His compelling story, which has its beginnings at the turn of the century, circlesaround 'the raw truth' of Anna's own life, the one she's left behind but c an never truly leave. And as the narrative moves back and forth in time andplace, we discover each of the characters managing to find some foothold i n a present rough-hewn from the past. Breathtakingly evoked and with unforgettable characters, 'Divisadero' is a multi-layered novel about passion, loss, and the unshakeable past, about the often discordant demands of fmaily,love, and memory. It is Michael Ondaatje's most intimate and beautiful nov el to date." - from the dustjacket. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Ondaatje on the title page. 25.00

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7 RULE, Jane Desert of the Heart. First Edition in dustjacket.
Macmillan, 1964, 
RULE, Jane. The Desert of the Heart. Toronto : The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1964. First Printing. Pp. (6),7-[255],(1). 8vo, maroon cloth, silver lettering to spine. Jane Vance Rule, b. March 28, 1931, Plainfield, NJ; d. November 27, 2007, Galiano Island, BC, a trailblazing American-born Canadian novelist. This is her first novel. First state dustjacket, with Ann Childs' character misspelled as "Anne" four times. "Evelyn Hill was middle-aged, a teacher. Her married life had been a failure. To all outward seeming the fault had lain with her husband. But could she be certain this was so? She had come to Reno for her divorce. And in the boarding house, run byFrances Packer, she had found first loneliness and boredom -- and then the company of young Anne Childs. Anne worked at Frank's Club, one of the nume rous gambling casinos that comprise Reno's major industry, and against thisraffish background, and in particular in the company of Silver, the tall l esbian who was unashamedly in love with her, she preserved somehow, as Evelyn was rapidly to discover, a seemingly childlike innocence. From the startAnne aroused in her a challenge to her whole previous life that was profou ndly disturbing. All her background cried out that the emotion she felt forthis girl must be denied, yet her instinct told her to reverse. Could it, once she was certain that the affection was mutual, lead to anything but disaster? Against the harsh background of the Nevada desert and the life of the casino the drama of these two women's lives moves to its inevitable climax. The scandal spreads, the divorce which had seemed a routine matter, becomes suddenly in jeopardy. For Anne there is no question of choice. But forEvelyn? In this unusual first novel, Miss Rule does not shirk an issue whi ch a few years ago would have scarcely even seen the light of day." - from the dustjacket. Very slight spine roll, expunged name to front pastedown (hidden by front flap), else very good in bright dustjacket. A nice copy. 60.00

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8 SANSOM, William South: Aspects & Images from Corsica, Italy, and Southern France. First American Edition
Harcourt, Brace, 1950, 1950 
SANSOM, William. South : Aspects and Images from Corsica, Italy, and Southern France. New York : Harcourt, Brace, and Company (1950). First American Edition. Pp (8),7-198. 8vo (140 x 206 mm), yellow cloth., black sun design on front, black lettering to spine

William Norman Trevor Sansom, FRSL (b. January 18, 1912, London d. April 20, 1976, London).

My Little Robins
Poseidon's Daughter
The Bank that Broke the Man at Monte Carlo
Tutti Frutti
Landscape with Figures
Three Dogs of Siena
Pastorale
Afternoon
Street Song

Old price label mark on flyleaf, mottled discolouration on front board, light wear to cloth. 17.00



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9 SHAUN, John H., Jr. (ed.). Steamboat Bill : Journal of The Steamship Historical Society of America. Number 258, Summer 2006, Vol. 63, No. 2
Steamship Historical Society of America, Providence, Rhose Island, 2006, 
SHAUN, John H., Jr. (ed.). Steamboat Bill : Journal of The Steamship Historical Society of America. Number 258, Summer 2006, Vol. 63, No. 2. Providence, RI : Steamship Historical Society of America, 2006. Pp (3),[88]-174,(2),including covers. Illustrated. Triple Column. 4to, illustrated white stapl ed card covers. Contents : Keeping Up Steam; The Ticonderoga; Andrea Doria,Photo Essay; Andrea Doria, Sinking; Europa & Stardancer Casinos; Preview o f the Queen Victoria; Ticonderoga Color Photos; Interview with Cunard president; plus Regional reports. Very good. 6.50

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