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101 BRAUN, Lilian Jackson Cat Who Went Into The Closet. First Edition in dustjacket
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1993, ISBN:0399138307 
BRAUN, Lilian Jackson. The Cat Who Went Into The Closet. New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons: (1993). First Printing. Pp. 235. 8vo, green cloth spine with white paper covered boards. While sifting through closets of junk in the mansion they have rented, Qwill and Koko uncover a mystery involving the suicide of the former owner and the murder of a potato farmer. Fine in fine dustjacket. 17.50

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102 BRAUN, Lilian Jackson Cat Who Who Came To Breakfast. First Edition in dustjacket
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1994, ISBN:0399138684 
BRAUN, Lilian Jackson. The Cat Who Came To Breakfast. New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons (1994). First Printing. Pp. 254. 8vo, black cloth spine with bluepaper covered boards. When a cabin cruiser mysteriously explodes in the ma rina of Breakfast Island, newspaper reporter Jim Qwilleran and his feline companions investigate shady happenings at the hot vacation spot. Fine in fine dustjacket. 17.50

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103 BRAUTIGAN, Richard Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery. First Edition in dustjacket.
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1975, ISBN:0671220659 
BRAUTIGAN, Richard. Willard and His Bowling Trophies : A Perverse Mystery. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1975). First Printing. Pp. (10),11-167,(1). 8vo, brown cloth with copper titles to spine. "The novel takes place in an apartment house on Chestnut Street in San Francisco. The principals are Constance and Bob, the couple upstairs who readthe 'Greek Anthology' and play the 'Story of O' game, a strange mixture of offbeat sexual fantasies; Pat and John, the couple downstairs who eat turkey sandwiches naked and watch Johnny Carson; the three Logan brothers, whose bowling trophies have been stolen; and Willard, a three-foot-hugh papier-mâché bird. The Logan brothers have vowed to recover their bowling at any cost and seek vengeance on those who stole them." - from the dustjacket. Simon and Schuster logo stamp on bottom edge, name, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

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104 BRAUTIGAN, Richard. Willard and His Bowling Trophies : A Perverse Mystery. 1st pr in dj
Simon and Schuster, NY, 1975, ISBN:0671220659 
BRAUTIGAN, Richard. Willard and His Bowling Trophies : A Perverse Mystery. NY: Simon and Schuster, (1975). First Printing. Pp [1]-167,(1). 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Remainder mark on bottom edge, else very good in unclipped, edgebrowned dustjacket. 25.00

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105 BRETT, Simon Cast, In Order of Disappearance. A Crime Novel. 1st in dj
Gollancz, 1975, ISBN:0575019980 
BRETT, Simon. Cast, In Order of Disappearance. A Crime Novel. L.: Victor Gollancz, 1975. First Edition. Pp 192. 8vo, red cloth. His first book. Bookplate of Seafarers Education Service, London with their stamp on title page and other crew stamps to rear endpaper, else vg in near fine dj. 40.00

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106 BRETT, Simon. Torso in the Town : A Fethering Mystery. First Edition, Signed
Berkley Prime Crime, New York, 2002, ISBN:0425185028 
BRETT, Simon. The Torso in the Town : A Fethering Mystery. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, (August 2002). First American Printing. Pp (10),[1]-340,(4). 8vo, green paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "In the historic village of Fedborough, Jude attends a dinner party for the new homeownersof Pelling House. But an uninvited guest - in the form of a mummified, arm less and legless torso - has crashed the party. There's no telling how longthe dead body has been in the cellar, or even who it once was. Intrigued w ith the new mystery on her hands, Jude elicits Carole's help to solve the case - and hopefully snap Carole out of her growing depression from a recentfailed relationship. Their detective work soon uncovers that Pelling House 's previous owners include two divorced couples who harbor a lot of resentment. And Jude and Carole suspect that they may be harboring some dark secrets as well." - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dustjacket (with “SignedCopy” sticker to front panel). No. 116 of 250 numbered and signed copies. 30.00

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107 BREWSTER, Elizabeth In Search of Eros. First Edition in dustjacket
Clarke, Irwin, Toronto, 1974, 
BREWSTER, Elizabeth. In Search of Eros. Toronto : Clarke, Irwin & Co. Ltd.,(1974). First Edition. Pp (10),3-88. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to sp ine. "An eye for the crucial detail and insight into the emotions underlying circumstance distinguises the poetry of Elizabeth Brewster. In these poems she ventures into the world of myth and legendary heroes, and finds personal meaning in the ancient tales of gods and fabled creatures. With the skilful blend of compassion and irony that is characteristic of her work, the poet describes her search for love in its various aspects: love between manand woman; spiritual kinship between friends and between poets; delight in the mystery of the cosmos and its infinite design". - from the dj. The poe ms: I. The Magic Rod "For P.K.P.", "Speak to me", "Consulting the I Ching","The magic rod", "Poems for an audience of one", "Poems for your hands", " Slow motion", "Tongue-tied", "Time machine", "Gifts", "Chill", "On impermanence", "Nursery rhyme", "Empty-handed", "When sea birds cry", "Greeting", "Year's end", "Summer evening lightning". II In Search or Eros "The prince who married the sleeping beauty", "The princess addresses the frog prince", "The boy who married the frog princess", "Cinderella", "Princess of i Egypt", "The giant's heart", "Kind and unkind", "Sister selves", "Stage setting", "Old Lear, the crazy king", "Fool's song", "Lear", "In search or Eros", "Psyche and Cupid", "Rosa", "Willie Lump Lump", "Portrait of a woman with pigeons", "Romance", "Three sonnets on "The Scarlet Letter"". III. Inanna. "Death of the gods", "For the unknown goddess", "Moon", "Inanna", "Three joyful mysteries", "Man with gospel message (Verbal transcription)", "Jesus revolution hits Alberta : a group of found poems", "The blue pen", "Playing Indian", "Trapped". IV. Pilgrim "On the nature of the hero", "My unkind self", "Marvel", "Mirrors", "Night air", "Pastoral tradition", "The seige of Troy", "The return of Homer", "Golden West", "Alden Nowlan in the Winnipeg airterminal", "Poem for Al Purdy", "Poem for a young sorceress", "39 North Ca stle Street, Edinburgh, 1820", "At the poet's birthplace", "Return of the native", "View from window", "Immigrants", "The poet in the last days", "Earthquake", "Seasonal", "On the death by burning ot Kimberiy Hammer, May 1972"", "Judgment", "Waiting room", "Lost", "Wilderness dream", "Disqualification" and "Pilgrim". Top edge dusty, else vg in rubbed dustjacket. 30.00

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108 BREWSTER, Elizabeth. Collected Poems of Elizabeth Brewster, Volume Two. First Edition, paperback.
Oberon, 2004, ISBN:0778012476 
BREWSTER, Elizabeth. Collected Poems of Elizabeth Brewster, Volume Two. [Ottawa]: (Oberon, 2004). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (7),8-197,(3). 8vo, illustrated white card covers with black lettering to front cover and spine. Cover art by Egon Schiele. "This second volume of the 'Collected Poems' contains all the work that first appeared as 'In Search of Eros' and 'Sometimes I Think of Moving', both of which have long been out of print. Elizabeth Brewster uses feeling and irony, compassion and insight, to convey her wonder at the mystery of the universe and her pleasure in being part of it. Herpoems often appear in school textbooks, and the author herself was recentl y awarded the Order of Canada" - from the rear cover. Very good. 22.00

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109 BRICKLIN, Malcolm). Bricklemanship : The New Brunswick Grief Book. First Edition, Paperback.
Omega Management Services, Fredericton, N.B., 1978, ISBN:0969073216 
(BRICKLIN, Malcolm). Bricklemanship : The New Brunswick Grief Book. [Fredericton, N.B.]: Omega Publishing Division of Omega Management Services Ltd., February 1978. First Printing. Pp. (40). Unpaginated. Oblong 8vo, stapled illustrsated black card covers with white lettering to front cover. Front cover adds: "Based on the Bestseller 'Bricklin'. Souvenir collection of Legends, Fantasioes,. Fibs, Jobs, Fabrications & Bricklemania". Interduction [sic, intentionally] by Still Pickens. Title page adds: "Dedicated in mourningto the New Brunswick (and Canadian) taxpayers who must reay with interest all the $50 to %55* million it will take to cover the losses on the Bricklin debacle -- the big New Brunswick 'Shell-Out'." A humorous tear-down of the Bricklin automobile company debacle of the mid-1970s. Contents: Malcolm Bricklin's Early Sayins' ; The Bricklin Song (to be sung to the tun of 'The Most Beautiful Girl in the World' with apologies to Charlie Russell) ; Sayin's at the Saint John Plant Openin' ; A Sayin' That Was Ignored ; The Big Question? ; Yer Security ; The Dicey Deal ; You Name the Kinds of People... ; Gettin' Brickled Again ; Bricklin, Edsel an' other hits ; What Bricklin Dealers said about the SV-1 ; Th' State of New Brunswick ; Th' New Act ; Of Rip-Offs, Jeans an' Cowboy Boots... ; Facts on the Dream Car ; The Hot House Debate ; Tributes, Rallys an' Celebrities ; At th' Wake ; The Final Reconin' ; The Continuin' Mystery Story. Light nicking to spine ends, else very good. Uncommon. Due to its small size, shipping charges should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 30.00

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110 Bronte Society Publications) EDGERLEY, C. Mabel MacCARTHY, Desmond OLSEN, Thomas Bronte Society Publications, Part LV, No. 6 of Volume X, Transactions including The Brontes in their Books; Ponden Hall and the Heatons; The Weary areat Rest; The Beginnings of the Bronte Society; The Bronte-Heger Mystery; C harlotte Bronte as Governess;
Outhwaite Bros., Priners, The Caxton Press, Shipley, 1945, 
(Bronte Society Publications). Bronte Society Publications, Part LV, No. 6 of Volume X, Transactions including The Brontes in their Books [by Desmond MacCarthy]; Ponden Hall and the Heatons [by C. Mabel Edgerley]; The Weary are at Rest [ A Reconsideration of Branwell Bronte, by Thomas Olsen] ; The Beginnings of the Bronte Society; The Bronte-Heger Mystery [by Percey E. Spielman]; Charlotte Bronte as Governess [by C. Mabel Edgerley];; "Our Greatest Woman"; Obituary: Dr. J. J. Brigg; and other matters. Shipley : OuthwaiteBros., Priners, The Caxton Press, 1945. Pp (2),[263]-315,(3), frontispiece [portrait of John Jeremy Brigg]. 8vo, grey card covers, lettered in black, with a blank spine. Very good. 12.50

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111 BROWN, Jason I. Our Days Are Numbered : How Mathematics Orders Our Lives. First Printing industjacket, signed by author
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2009, ISBN:9780771016967 
BROWN, Jason I. Our Days Are Numbered : How Mathematics Orders Our Lives. (Toronto) : McClelland & Stewart, (2009). First Printing. Pp (8),[1]-290,(6). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, beige cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "On any ordinary day, from the time we get up in the morning until we go to sleep at night, mathematics shapes our lives. Whether we're banking online, cooking,or listening to our favourite music, math is behind almost every daily act ivity we can think of. In Our Days Are Numbered, mathematician Jason I. Brown - who used his mathematical research to solve the mystery of how the Beatles played the opening chord of "A Hard Day's Night" - takes readers on anilluminating journey through a typical day, skilfully seeking out the hidd en links between mathematics and the world around us." (from the dj). JasonI. Brown is a professor of mathematics at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N ova Scotia. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed with inscription by the author. 16.50

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112 BROWNE, Gary F To Serve and Protect : The Newfoundland Constabulary on the Home Front World War Two. First Edition
DRC Publishing, St. John's, 2008, ISBN:9780978343491 
BROWNE, Gary F. "To Serve and Protect": The Newfoundland Constabulary on the Home Front World War Two. (St. John's : DRC Publishing, 2008). First Printing. Pp i-xviii,1-273,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers."This scintillating text allows the reader a glimpse into the life of a (R oyal) Newfoundland Constabulary police officer during the war years. It provides a window on the role and work of police officers that spans the province from coast to coast. Each chapter captures within it a vision of the trials, tribulations, and triumphs associated with police work during a difficult period in our history. To Serve and Protect: The Newfoundland Constabulary on the Home Front World War Two will engage the reader, future students, and academic researchers, to further investigate the history of the 'thin blue line.' I believe this text will be a major impetus for future research and dissemination of the history of one of the world's most historic police forces. A significant piece of work, which will challenge all readers to remember and honour the history of those who have pledged to serve and protect us." (Professor Robert Shea, quoted on the back cover). "An intriguing, informative and well researched read about the role of the Newfoundland Constabulary on the Home Front during the years of the Second World War. Gary Browne has unearthed fasciiinating and never before told stories of spies and espionage, tales that will keep the reader transfixed from beginning to end." (from the back cover). Contents : 1. Young Trouters Hook Spy; 2. Early History of the Newfoundland Constabulary; 3. Pre-World War Two; 4. Constabulary Re-organization; 5. "Secret Document"; 6. Defence Scheme; 7. Action for War; 8. War Begins; 9. Royal Visit; 10. First War Action; 11. Prisoners of War; 12. Constabulary Increases Personnel; 13. Constabulary Assists Military; 14. "Loose Lips Sink Ships"; 15. Alien Registration; 16. Inspector Michael Mahoney; 17. In-Service Training School; 18. Friendly Invasion Begins; 19. Lots of work but; 20. Serving Justice; 21. Anti-Submarine Net Installed; 22. 1940; 23. Internment Camp at Victoria, Carbonear; 24. Official Concerns-Occupation French Islands; 25. Wartime "Blackout"; 26. Russell-Police Commander at Bell Island; 27. Home Guard; 28. Gander - Crucial to Allied Victory; 29. Recreational and Hostel Facilities; 30. The Caribou Hut; 31.Military Police; 32. 1941; 33. Building Bases. 34. American Troops Arrive; 35. Criminal Jurisdiction - Serious Issue; 36. "Civilian Ruffians" Assault Servicemen; 37. Lock-up Riddled by Machine-gun Fire; 38. Military Police H ut; 39. Echoes from the War Beat; 40. Banting Dies in Questionable Bomber Crash; 41. "Secret" Security Memorandum; 42. U.S. Facilities on Signal Hill Cause Challenges; 43. Roads, rails and phones; 44. 1941 - Busy Year for Police; 45. Wartime Policing - St. Bride's; 46. Policing at Bay Bulls; 47. TopSecret Arrival; 48. Mysterious Ship Arrives St. John's; 49. "Prize of War" seized near Argentia; 50. Constable Bill Daey; 51. 1942; 52. Lieutenant Co lonel J.R.E. Guild Arrives; 53. Guild's First Report; 54. Using Batons; 55.U-Boat Sinks Ships Near Bell Island; 56. Sabotage in St. John's Harbour; 5 7. The Caribou Sinking; 58. Fear, Anxiety and Paranoia; 59. Police Harbour Patrol; 60. Knights of Columbus Fire; 61. Busy Times Continue; 62. Polish Sailors Storm Police Lock-Up; 63. Government House and Other Police Matters;64. The Ghost of St. Mary's Bank; 65. Mysterious Boom at Fox Island; 66. 1 943; 67. Guild's Second Report; 68. Portuguese Fleet a Security Concern; 69. Sinking of Dorchester; 70. City Council Complains; 71. Remove Finnish Aliens; 72. Spies and Espionage; 73. Maurice Metal; 74. Change in Biackout Regulations; 75. Guild's Third Security Report; 76. Military Security for St. Lawrence and Deer Lake; 77. Praise for Constabulary; 78. U.S. Facilities; 79. Inspector Mahoney Goes to Washington; 80. Incidents: Grand Falls and Windsor; 81. Death of Police Chief O'Neill; 82. Jehovah's Witnesses Under Scrutiny; 83. Security Division Report; 84. End of War in Europe; 85. Bell Island Still a Cause of Concern; 86. 1946; 87. 1955 - Constabulary Mourns; 88. Mystery of 1942 Excalibur Crash; 89. "How Brave Mommy Was..."; 90. Legacy of Superintendent James J. Lynch; 91. Conclusion. Appeddices 1 to 6. Very good. 25.00

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113 BROWNE, Gary F To Serve and Protect : The Newfoundland Constabulary on the Home Front World War Two. First Edition
DRC Publishing, St. John's, 2008, ISBN:9780978343491 
BROWNE, Gary F. "To Serve and Protect": The Newfoundland Constabulary on the Home Front World War Two. (St. John's : DRC Publishing, 2008). First Printing. Pp i-xviii,1-273,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers."This scintillating text allows the reader a glimpse into the life of a (R oyal) Newfoundland Constabulary police officer during the war years. It provides a window on the role and work of police officers that spans the province from coast to coast. Each chapter captures within it a vision of the trials, tribulations, and triumphs associated with police work during a difficult period in our history. To Serve and Protect: The Newfoundland Constabulary on the Home Front World War Two will engage the reader, future students, and academic researchers, to further investigate the history of the 'thin blue line.' I believe this text will be a major impetus for future research and dissemination of the history of one of the world's most historic police forces. A significant piece of work, which will challenge all readers to remember and honour the history of those who have pledged to serve and protect us." (Professor Robert Shea, quoted on the back cover). "An intriguing, informative and well researched read about the role of the Newfoundland Constabulary on the Home Front during the years of the Second World War. Gary Browne has unearthed fasciiinating and never before told stories of spies and espionage, tales that will keep the reader transfixed from beginning to end." (from the back cover). Contents : 1. Young Trouters Hook Spy; 2. Early History of the Newfoundland Constabulary; 3. Pre-World War Two; 4. Constabulary Re-organization; 5. "Secret Document"; 6. Defence Scheme; 7. Action for War; 8. War Begins; 9. Royal Visit; 10. First War Action; 11. Prisoners of War; 12. Constabulary Increases Personnel; 13. Constabulary Assists Military; 14. "Loose Lips Sink Ships"; 15. Alien Registration; 16. Inspector Michael Mahoney; 17. In-Service Training School; 18. Friendly Invasion Begins; 19. Lots of work but; 20. Serving Justice; 21. Anti-Submarine Net Installed; 22. 1940; 23. Internment Camp at Victoria, Carbonear; 24. Official Concerns-Occupation French Islands; 25. Wartime "Blackout"; 26. Russell-Police Commander at Bell Island; 27. Home Guard; 28. Gander - Crucial to Allied Victory; 29. Recreational and Hostel Facilities; 30. The Caribou Hut; 31.Military Police; 32. 1941; 33. Building Bases. 34. American Troops Arrive; 35. Criminal Jurisdiction - Serious Issue; 36. "Civilian Ruffians" Assault Servicemen; 37. Lock-up Riddled by Machine-gun Fire; 38. Military Police H ut; 39. Echoes from the War Beat; 40. Banting Dies in Questionable Bomber Crash; 41. "Secret" Security Memorandum; 42. U.S. Facilities on Signal Hill Cause Challenges; 43. Roads, rails and phones; 44. 1941 - Busy Year for Police; 45. Wartime Policing - St. Bride's; 46. Policing at Bay Bulls; 47. TopSecret Arrival; 48. Mysterious Ship Arrives St. John's; 49. "Prize of War" seized near Argentia; 50. Constable Bill Daey; 51. 1942; 52. Lieutenant Co lonel J.R.E. Guild Arrives; 53. Guild's First Report; 54. Using Batons; 55.U-Boat Sinks Ships Near Bell Island; 56. Sabotage in St. John's Harbour; 5 7. The Caribou Sinking; 58. Fear, Anxiety and Paranoia; 59. Police Harbour Patrol; 60. Knights of Columbus Fire; 61. Busy Times Continue; 62. Polish Sailors Storm Police Lock-Up; 63. Government House and Other Police Matters;64. The Ghost of St. Mary's Bank; 65. Mysterious Boom at Fox Island; 66. 1 943; 67. Guild's Second Report; 68. Portuguese Fleet a Security Concern; 69. Sinking of Dorchester; 70. City Council Complains; 71. Remove Finnish Aliens; 72. Spies and Espionage; 73. Maurice Metal; 74. Change in Biackout Regulations; 75. Guild's Third Security Report; 76. Military Security for St. Lawrence and Deer Lake; 77. Praise for Constabulary; 78. U.S. Facilities; 79. Inspector Mahoney Goes to Washington; 80. Incidents: Grand Falls and Windsor; 81. Death of Police Chief O'Neill; 82. Jehovah's Witnesses Under Scrutiny; 83. Security Division Report; 84. End of War in Europe; 85. Bell Island Still a Cause of Concern; 86. 1946; 87. 1955 - Constabulary Mourns; 88. Mystery of 1942 Excalibur Crash; 89. "How Brave Mommy Was..."; 90. Legacy of Superintendent James J. Lynch; 91. Conclusion. Appeddices 1 to 6. Top third of title-page removed (probably contained previous owner's name), else very good. 22.00

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114 BRUFF, Nancy Manatee
E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, 1945, 
BRUFF, Nancy. The Manatee. New York : E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., August) 1945. Second Printing. Pp (8),7-251,(3). 8vo, brown cloth, cream lettering to spine, figurehead illustration on front board.Jacket illustration by William Sharp. "A robust, powerful novel - the story of Jabez Folger, a savage, romantic man of the sea, with a sinister secret in his past, and a passion for his ship's figurehead no living, breathing woman could satisfy. [...] Against the colorful background of Nantucket at the peak of her great whalingdays, Nancy Bruff has set this bold, sweeping drama of vibrant love and co rrosive hatred. It was on Jabez Folger's first whaling voyage, at fifteen, that he had a dark and terrible experience, so evil that it changed his whole life. Hating the land and all things that came from it, Jabez' only emotion was for his beloved ship, the Manatee, whose weathered, but to him unbearably beautiful, figurehead symbolized all the mystery and indifference ofthe sea itself. At rare intervals Jabez' tender nature returned briefly, a nd if was in one of these softened, alien moods that he courted and marriedPiety, the gentle Quaker girl from Martha's Vineyard, and brought her home to Nantucket. Then deliberately and maliciously he murdered his young brid e's love, transforming it to a bitter hatred. Born of this strange union, conceived in love and hate, Luke and Saffron Folger were not like other children. Luke's empty, bright nature had no need of outside comforts, but Saffron, of the tawny hair and gold-flecked eyes, fiercely eager to embrace life, longed for love and understanding. And it was on the warm, fragrant bosom of Flowery Shrine, their half-caste, South Sea island servant, that Saffron poured out her great yearnings." - from the dj flaps. Very good in spine-sunned dustjacket. 15.00

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115 BUNCE, Sydney No Sainted City. First Edition in dustjacket
Angus and Robertson, 1961, 
BUNCE, Sydney. No Sainted City. (London) : Angus and Robertson, (1961). First UK Edition. Pp. (6),7-192. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "'For God's sake, come. I need you.Rolf.' In respondse to this brief, urgent message from an old colleague of his father's, Bob Condor flies to Sydney. Sydney is indeed far from a sainted cny, and Bob soon hnds himself' up against a powerful criminal machine. The Golden CandiesucK, a luxurious harbourside night-club is the front for this organisation. Here Bob encounters Xavier the arch-crook, villainous to his manicured finger-tips (or to to the end of his sword-stick); Caryl, the cabaret singer who soon finds herself m alliance with Bob; and Rondo the pianist. The latter seems as crooked as the rest of the gang, but is he what he seems . . ? No Sainted City has everything - beautiful heroine, a handsome hero, an evil villain, a hand-to-handfight, murdder, seduction and a happy ending." -from dj flap. Very good in dustjacket (several small chips to the top edges, rear panel rubbed). 25.0 0

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Unlucky Lady: The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. First Edition in dustjacket, BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN BEAUDOIN, Emile
116 BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN BEAUDOIN, Emile Unlucky Lady: The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. First Edition in dustjacket
Canada's Wings, Inc., 1982, 1982 0920002137 / 9780920002131 
BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN. Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. (Stittsville, Ontario : Canada's Wings, Inc., 1982). First Edition. Pp. (10),1-198. Illustrated. Double column. Oblong 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine.

Len Burrow (b. 1915, Toronto).

Émile Beaudoin (b. 1919, St-Raphaël de Bellechasse, Québec - d. March 25th, 2012, Québec City) and RCN wireless operation and survivor of the Athabaskan.

Cooke p.48.

"This book was written about a ship and the men who served in her. It does not pretend to be a naval historical document nor a novel. It is really a memorial, which at the same time tells a story about Canadians who served at sea some forty years ago.

Athabaskan's story has been recorded here by two men, one of whom served in her as a Leading Telegraphist and the other an ex-member of the RCAF whose brother was lost in the ship. Their sources of information are many and varied -- diaries of men who were lost, official Allied and enemy records, and personal interviews with surviving members of Athabaskan's company." - from the introductory note.

Includes numerous photograhs of the ship on active duty, as well as of the crew (both ashore and at sea).

Chapters :
1. Birth of a Tribal Class Destroyer;
2. A Fine Company of Men;
3. First Voyage to the Arctic;
4. Flexing Her Muscles;
5. The Bay of Biscay;
6. Second Voyage to the Arctic;
7. In the Footsteps of Drake;
8. The Hunters;
9. Journey's End;
10. Brave Partner.
Gallery of Honour;
Epilogue;
Mystery of the E-Boats;
Their Story Must Be Told;
Brotherhood

Appendices :
I. Lieutenant-Commander Stubbs' Report, 27 April 1944;
II. List of Athabaskan's Company Present on Her Last Patrol, 28 / 29 April 1944;
III. List of Athabaskan's Company Who Served Prior to Her Last Patrol, 28 / 29 April 1944;
IV. Geographic Features in Canada named for Athabaskan Casualties;
V. Glossary of Naval Terms.

With index.

Some spotting to top edge, else very good in very lightly nicked dust jacket. 60.00


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Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44.  Second Edition, First Printimg, in dustjacket., BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN.
117 BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN. Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. Second Edition, First Printimg, in dustjacket.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1987, ISBN:0771018126 1987 0771018126 / 9780771018121 
BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN. Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. (Toronto, Ontario) : McClelland & Stewart, (1989). Second Edition, First Printing. "Printed and bound in Hong Kong". Pp. (10),1-198. Double column. Illustrated throughout with photos, maps, drawiings, &c. Oblong 8vo, purplish-blue cloth, gilt lettering to front & spine. With art-illustrated endpapers.

This title was first published by Canada's Wings, Inc. in 1982.

Besides the cloth colour, another difference from the subsequent 1989 printing is that the dustjacket spine has simple "M&S" logo at foot of spine.



Len Burrow (b. 1915, Toronto).

Émile Beaudoin (b. 1919, St-Raphaël de Bellechasse, Québec - d. March 25th, 2012, Québec City) and RCN wireless operation and survivor of the Athabaskan.

Law 1499, Cooke p.48.

"The Athabaskan was the second of the Canadian tribal Class Destroyers, sister ship of the Haida. The story of the Athabaskan's life and death has been lovingly retrieved from forgotten archives and her daily log. In her short life she was pounded by the sea and battered by bombs, gunfire, and torpedoes. She spent her finest and final hours fighting alongside her sisters in the 10th Flotilla in 1944, helping to clear the English Channel of enemy ships prior to the invasion.

Unlucky Lady is a memorial - to a ship, to the men who served in her, and to Canadians who served at sea more than forty years ago." - from the dj.

Chapters :
1. Birth of a Tribal Class Destroyer;
2. A Fine Company of Men;
3. First Voyage to the Arctic;
4. Flexing Her Muscles;
5. The Bay of Biscay;
6. Second Voyage to the Arctic;
7. In the Footsteps of Drake;
8. The Hunters;
9. Journey's End;
10. Brave Partner.
Gallery of Honour;
Epilogue;
Mystery of the E-Boats;
Their Story Must Be Told;
Brotherhood

Appendices :
I. Lieutenant-Commander Stubbs' Report, 27 April 1944;
II. List of Athabaskan's Company Present on Her Last Patrol, 28 / 29 April 1944;
III. List of Athabaskan's Company Who Served Prior to Her Last Patrol, 28 / 29 April 1944;
IV. Geographic Features in Canada named for Athabaskan Casualties;
V. Glossary of Naval Terms.


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Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44.  Second Edition, Secondt Printimg, in dustjacket., BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN.
118 BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN. Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. Second Edition, Secondt Printimg, in dustjacket.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1989, ISBN:0771018126 1989 0771018126 / 9780771018121 
BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN. Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. (Toronto, Ontario) : McClelland & Stewart, (1989). Second Edition, Secondt Printimg. "Printed and bound in Hong Kong". Pp. (10),1-198. Double column. Illustrated throughout with photos, maps, drawiings, &c. Oblong 8vo, dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to front & spine. With art-illustrated endpapers.

This title was first published by Canada's Wings, Inc. in 1982.

Besides the cloth colour, another difference from the previous 1987 printing is that the dustjacket spine has the "M&S with open book above" logo at foot of spine.

Len Burrow (b. 1915, Toronto).

Émile Beaudoin (b. 1919, St-Raphaël de Bellechasse, Québec - d. March 25th, 2012, Québec City) and RCN wireless operation and survivor of the Athabaskan.

Law 1499, Cooke p.48.

"The Athabaskan was the second of the Canadian tribal Class Destroyers, sister ship of the Haida. The story of the Athabaskan's life and death has been lovingly retrieved from forgotten archives and her daily log. In her short life she was pounded by the sea and battered by bombs, gunfire, and torpedoes. She spent her finest and final hours fighting alongside her sisters in the 10th Flotilla in 1944, helping to clear the English Channel of enemy ships prior to the invasion.

Unlucky Lady is a memorial - to a ship, to the men who served in her, and to Canadians who served at sea more than forty years ago." - from the dj.

"This book was written about a ship and the men who served in her. It does not pretend to be a naval historical document nor a novel. It is really a memorial, which at the same time tells a story about Canadians who served at sea some forty years ago.

Athabaskan's story has been recorded here by two men, one of whom served in her as a Leading Telegraphist and the other an ex-member of the RCAF whose brother was lost in the ship. Their sources of information are many and varied -- diaries of men who were lost, official Allied and enemy records, and personal interviews with surviving members of Athabaskan's company." - from the introductory note.

Chapters :
1. Birth of a Tribal Class Destroyer;
2. A Fine Company of Men;
3. First Voyage to the Arctic;
4. Flexing Her Muscles; 5. The Bay of Biscay;
6. Second Voyage to the Arctic;
7. In the Footsteps of Drake;
8. The Hunters;
9. Journey's End;
10. Brave Partner.
Gallery of Honour;
Epilogue;
Mystery of the E-Boats;
Their Story Must Be Told;
Brotherhood

Appendices :
I. Lieutenant-Commander Stubbs' Report, 27 April 1944;
II. List of Athabaskan's Company Present on Her Last Patrol, 28 / 29 April 1944;
III. List of Athabaskan's Company Who Served Prior to Her Last Patrol, 28 / 29 April 1944;
IV. Geographic Features in Canada named for Athabaskan Casualties;
V. Glossary of Naval Terms.

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119 BURTON, Art For Hire, Messenger of God. softcover edition
Trafford Publishing, Bloomington, IN, 2010, ISBN:9781426931604 
BURTON, Art. For Hire, Messenger of God. [Bloomington, IN] : (Trafford Publishing, 2010). Pp (6),vii-xi,(1),1-246,(6). 8vo, illustrated black card covers, spine lettered in white. A Murder Mystery. "In this mystery, DetectiveSergeant Jim McDonald, narrowly escaping with his life, investiagtes a fat al car accident - one that McDonald believes was not an accident." (from the back cover). Art Burton spent thirty-five years working at The Halifax Herald before taking an early retirement in 2002. This freed him to start writing fiction full time. Very good. 10.00

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120 BUTALA, Sharon. Girl in Saskatoon : A meditation on Friendship, Memory and Murder. Proof
Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, 2007, 
BUTALA, Sharon. The Girl in Saskatoon : A meditation on Friendship, Memory and Murder. (Toronto : Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, 2007). Uncorrected Proof. Pp (8),1-262,(2). 8vo, illustrated card covers. "In 1961, a little known country singer named Johnny Cash chose the beautiful Alexandra Wiwcharukto be his "Girl in Saskatoon" as he sang to her in a crowded hometown aren a. A few months later, Alexandra was found brutally murdered on the banks of the Saskatchewan River, and her killing became a touchstone moment for Saskatoon residents. Why does Alex's murder haunt people even today?" - from the back cover. Very good to fine. 30.00

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