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141 CARLON, Patricia. Whispering Wall. First Edition in dustjacket.
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1969, ISBN:0340042567 
CARLON, Patricia. The Whispering Wall. (London): Hodder & Stoughton, (1969). First UK Printing. Pp. (4),5-191,(1). 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A King Crime novel. "For a time Sarah took refuge in her memories. Completely paralysed, unable to move or speak, her mind recoiled from those moments when Nurse Bragg patted her and called her 'poor dear'; when her niece Gwyneth came ostensibly to visit but really to see that nothing was stolen from the house she hoped to inherit; when visitors came, clucked and labelled her worthless. But escape into the past ended suddenly when thetenants moved into Sarah's house and the wall started whispering of murder . 'Houses are very deadly things -- they can be so terribly lethal in so many ways...' Sarah listened as meticulous murder was planned but her knowledge and her fears were incommunicable ; she knew the conspirators, Murray Phipps and his wife Valma; she also knew the victims, Valma's wealthy stepfather and... Sarah herself. The first faint hope came when she found that by blinking she could establish a meagre contact with Rose, the daughter of another tenant. But it wasn't enough. Time was running out and there was nothing Sarah could do to stop the murmured threats of the whispering wall frombecoming voices of death." - from the dustjacket. Very good in lightly rub bed, price-clipped dustjacket. Uncommon. 40.00

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142 CARPENTER, J.D. Devil in Me. 1st in dj
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2001, 
CARPENTER, J.D. The Devil in Me. A Campbell Young Mystery. (Tor.) : McClelland & Stewart, (2001). First Printing. Pp 263. 8vo, blue cloth. First novelby Toronto poet J.D. Carpenter. Fine in fine dj. 20.00

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It Walks by Night. First Edition, CARR, John Dickson
143 CARR, John Dickson It Walks by Night. First Edition
Harper & Bros, New York, 1930, 
CARR, John Dickson. It Walks by Night. New York: Harper & Bros., 1930. First Edition. Pp 328. 8vo, blue cloth. Yellow "DO NOT BREAK THIS SEAL" LEAF atrear, spine faded, some spotting, small nicks, pencilled name, and edge-we ar. 400.00

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144 CARTER, Dyson CARTER, Herbert Dyson Sea of Destiny : The Story of Hudson Bay, America's Undefended Back Door. First Edition.
Greenberg, Gravenhurst, Ontario, 1940, 
CARTER, H. Dyson. Sea of Destiny : The Story of Hudson Bay, America's Undefended Back Door. New York : Greenberg Publisher, (1940). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-ix,(3),1-236 + frontispiece + 8 pages of B&w photos. Map and a few illustrations in the text. 8vo, grey cloth with red lettering to spine. Watters p. 662, Rhodenizer p.613, Laugher p.92. Herbert Dyson Carter was born in Saint John, February 2, 1910.He was living in Saint Boniface, Manitoba at the time of publication. "In the late 1930s Carter also began a scholarlywork of historical geography which urged the development of Hudson Bay as a mercantile seaport for the Canadian wheat-farming regions, and as a base of naval defense against a possible invasion of North America. Sea of Destiny (1940) was very pro-Russian, drawing a comparison between the USSR's development of its Arctic and Canada's neglect of its own northern territories. It was also anti-German, suggesting that Nazi submarines and battleships might well exploit the Bay as a major point of vulnerability in North American defenses. Reviewers were impressed by this knowledgeable introduction to a neglected feature of North American history and geography - although the isolationist New York Times reviewer dismissed Carter's "alarmist" prophecies that the European war might be carried into the Arctic." - James Doyle. 1. The Fate of North America; 2. The Sea Called Hudson Bay; 3. The Years Before; 4. For a Tomb, a Legend; 5. The Black Prince; 6. Mr. Gooseberry andthe Huguenot ; 7. Reward for Empire; 8. Commissioned Pirates; 9. Toujours l'Audace!; 10. War Flames North; 11. The Admiral Died on Deck; 12. The Twilight of New France; 13. Voice of the Hated Race; 14. Dividend Paradise; 15.War of the Routes; 16. Revolution; 17. Awakening; 18. Backdoor Seaport [On Churchill, Manitoba]; 19. Roads to the World [on Churchill, the Emerson - Churchill Colonization Railway Company, ECCR, &c] 20. Sea of Mystery ; 21. Land to Come; 22. Lifeblood of Battle; 23. Where Rules Britannia?; 24. Breach in Our Ramparts; 25. Bombs Over America ; 26. Canada Faces Betrayal; 27.Gibraltar in the North . Appendix : Railways to Hudson Bay - The Choice of Ports - Marine Insurance Rates- The Situation in 1940 - Who Discovered Hud son Bay? With Bibliography Ex library but with minimal library markings, else very good, clean. 25.00

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145 CARTER, Nicholas Kregoff Necklace; or, Nick Carter Unearths a Secret.
Street & Smith, Publishers, New York , 0, 
CARTER, Nicholas. The Kregoff Necklace; or, Nick Carter Unearths a Secret. New York : Street & Smith, Publishers, (copyright 1912). Pp (4),[1]-316. 8vo, illustrated wrappers. New Magnet Library No. 811. A new Nick Carter adventure in the pulp fiction genre. Lacking back cover, cocked, spine and edges chipped and torn, with loss of a few words, a poor copy only. As is. 25.00

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146 CARTER, Nicholas. New Magnet Library, 753. Silver Hair Clue; or, The Return of Gaston Dupont.
Street & Smith, Publishers, New York , 1910, 
CARTER, Nicholas. The Silver Hair Clue; or, The Return of Gaston Dupont. New York : Street & Smith, Publishers, (copyright 1910). Pp (4),[5]-320. 8vo,illustrated wrappers with white spine, white and black lettering to front cover, black lettering to spine. New Magnet Library No. 753. A new Nick Carter adventure in the pulp fiction genre. Lacking rear cover, chipping to spine and bottom left of front cover, else good. As is. 25.00

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147 CATHERALL, Arthur DRIGIN, S. Lost With All Hands. blue cloth, in dj.
Thomas Nelson, London, 1950, 
CATHERALL, Arthur. Lost With All Hands. Illustrated by S. Drigin. London : Thomas Nelson, [ca 1950]. Pp (4),v-vii,(1),9-199,(1). 8vo, blue cloth. In the Apex Series. A novel concerned with the conduct of the Blackball Annie's(a British steam trawler) mysterious cook's assistant, who is apparently c onnected to the loss of four other vessels and their crews. Slightly cocked, owner's inkstamp, edges dusty, else vg in rubbed, nicked dj. 25.00

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148 CATHERALL, Arthur DRIGIN, S. Lost With All Hands. red cloth, in dj.
Thomas Nelson, London, 1950, 
CATHERALL, Arthur. Lost With All Hands. Illustrated by S. Drigin. London : Thomas Nelson, [ca 1950]. Pp (4),v-vii,(1),9-199,(1). 8vo, red cloth. In the Apex Series. A novel concerned with the conduct of the Blackball Annie's (a British steam trawler) mysterious cook's assistant, who is apparently connected to the loss of four other vessels and their crews. Owner's name and"Xmas /55" on flyleaf, else vg in torn dj (now protected). 25.00

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149 CHAMBERS, E.K. Mediaeval Stage. vol 1 in dj.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1963, 
CHAMBERS, E.K. The Mediaeval Stage . Volume One. Oxford: Oxford University Press, (1963). Pp. [i]-xlii,(2),[1]-419,(1), frontis. 8vo, green cloth withgilt lettering to spine. Contents: 1. The Fall of the Theatres, 2. Mimus a nd Scop, 3. The Minstrel Life, 4. The Minstrel Repertory, 5. The Religion of the Folk, 6. Village Festivals, 7. Festival Play, 8. The May-Game, 9. TheSword-Dance, 10. The Mummers' Play, 11. The Beginning of Winter, 12. New Y ear Customs, 13-14. The Feast of Fools, 15. The Boy Bishop, 16. Guild Foolsand Court Fools, 17. Masks and Misrule, 18-19. Liturgical Plays, 20. The S ecularization of the Plays, 21-22. Guild Plays and Parish Plays, 23. Moralities, Puppet-Plays, and Pageants, 24. Players of Interludes, 25. Humanism and Mediaevalism. Name stamp, else vg in lightly rubbed, nicked dj. Volume 1only. 40.00

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150 CHAMPAGNE, Paul DIEFENBAKER, John) Fair Affair. pbk.
Greywood Publishing Company, Winnipeg, MB, 1967, 
CHAMPAGNE, Paul. A Fair Affair. Winnipeg, MB: Greywood Publishing Company, (1967). First Canadian Printing. Pp. [1]-190,(2). Small 8vo, illustrated black card covers, all edges dyed red. Mass market paperback. "A chilling mystery with a James Bond-Simon Templar flavour, and a devilish spoof on Canadian politicians", written by Diefenbaker's one-time Press Secretary. Slightly cocked, some wear to to spine, else very good. 10.00

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151 CHANDLER, Raymond) HASFORD, Gustav, association copy) BRUCCOLI, Matthew J., ed. BARZUN, Jacques, foreword Chandler Before Marlowe : Raymond Chandler's Early Prose and Poetry, 1908-1912. 2nd pr in dj. ex-libris Gustav Hasford
University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC, 1973, ISBN:0872493059 
(CHANDLER, Raymond). Chandler Before Marlowe : Raymond Chandler's Early Prose and Poetry, 1908-1912. Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli. Foreword by Jacques Barzun. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, (1973). Second Printing. Pp. (5),vi-xvii,(1),[1]-109,(1). 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Includes the following poems: "The Unknown Love", "The Poet's Knowledge", "The Soul's Defiance", "The Wheel", "Art", "A Woman's Way", "The Quest", 'When I Was King", "The Hour of Chaos", "The Bed of Roses", "The Reformer", "The Perfect Knight", "A Pilgrim in Meditation", "The Pioneer", "The Hermit", "The Dancer", "The Death of the King", "The Clay God", "A Lament for Youth", "The Unseen Planets", "The Tears that Sweeten Woe", "The Fairy King", "Arise, ye phantoms of delight...", "An Old House", "The King", "Time Shall Not Die", and "Organ Music", as well as two sonnets and a requiem from his post-Marlowe period (1955-58); and the following essays: "The Genteel Artist", "The Remarkable Hero", "The Literary Fop", "Realism and Fairyland", "The Tropical Romance", "Houses to Let", "The Phrasemaker", and "The Rose-Leaf Romance"; as well as four book reviews. Ex-libris Gustav Hasford (1947-1993), author of the novel "The Short-Timers" (1977), which was put to film by Stanley Kubrick as "Full Metal Jacket" (the screenplay, to which Hasford was partially accredited, was nominated for the 1987 Academy Award). Hasford was also a friend and associate of science fiction authors Harlan Ellison, Frederik Pohl, Arthur Byron Cover, among others. With his "Reference Library of Gustav Hasford" and "Detective" stickers to ffep. (No indication of this book having been among the several thousand stolen from American libraries by Hasford in the mid-to-late-1980s). Remainder mark to bottom edge, else very good in dust jacket. 35.00

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152 CHANDLER, Raymond. PARKER, Robert B. Poodle Springs. US in dj. signed by Parker
1989, 
(PARKER, Robert B.). CHANDLER, Raymond and Robert B. PARKER. Poodle Springs. N.Y.: (1989). Vg in dj. Signed by Parker. 45.00

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153 CHAPMAN, Allen BINNS, Jack Radio Boys at the Sending Station., or Making Good in the Wireless Room. industjacket
Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, New York, 1922, 
CHAPMAN, Allen. The Radio Boys at the Sending Station, or Making Good in the Wireless Room. With Foreword by Jack Binns. Illustrated. New York : Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, (1922). Pp (6),vii-viii,9-220,(4,ads), frontispiece. 8vo, light blue cloth, blue lettering to spine, tan and blue lettering and Radio Boys Series logo to front board. A volume in The Radio Boys Series."The Radio Boys are at Ocean Point fixing a lightning arrester when they s ee a motor boat dash into a rowboat and several people go overboard. Among those rescued is a young vaudeville performer who later on obtains a position at a radio sending station. This gives the Radio Boys a chance to get onthe program. The boys also help solve the mystery surrounding a robbery at a hotel. This captivating story gives many details concerning radio, and e specially the running of a radiophone sending station. For that reason it will be read with equal interest by young and old." (from the dj). Margins sunnned, corners slightly bumped, spotting to fore-edge, else very good in worn and chipped dustjacket. 25.00

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154 CHARTERIS, Leslie Saint in New York. First Edition.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1935, 
CHARTERIS, Leslie. The Saint in New York. London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1935). First Printing. Pp. (8),11-320,(2),(8) of ads at rear. 8vo, blue cloth, black lettering to front board and spine. Simon Templar versus the New York mob. Slighty cocked, flyleaf removed, front inner hinge tender, glue stains to front pastedown, a couple of inked underlining marks to title list and ads pages, else good. 35.00

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155 CHARTERIS, Leslie Saint vs. Scotland Yard. 1st US. as is.
Crime Club / Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1932, 
CHARTERIS, Leslie. The Saint vs. Scotland Yard . Garden City, NY: publishedfor The Crime Club, Inc., by Doubleday, Doran and Company, inc., (1932). F irst American Edition. Pp. [i]-xii,[1]-304,(2). 8vo, black cloth with black-lettered red title blocks to front and spine. The English title of this Saint novel is "The Holy Terror". Cocked, rear board nearly detached (sizeable split to rear hinge), inner hinges cracked, ffep gone, faint teastain andtwo small white spots to front board, some light soiling to rear board, a couple of small horizontal "bump-creases" to boards, interal, intermittent marginal smudging. A definite rebinding candidate. 50.00

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156 CHATTERTON, E. Keble Severn's Saga.
Hurst & Blackett, 1938, 1938 
CHATTERTON, E.K. "Severn's" Saga. With 41 Illustrations and Maps. London : Hurst & Blackett, (1938). Pp (4),5-288 + frontispiece + 14 pages of plates. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. With maps on end-papers [on the paste-downs].

An account of the 1914-1917 operations of the Royal Navy monitor Severn in East African waters, and particularly her destruction of the German light cruiser Königsberg, treated also in Chatterton's 1932 book The "Königsberg" Adventure.

"HMS Severn was a 1,260-ton Humber-class monitor of the Royal Navy. Originally built by Vickers for Brazil, she was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1914 on the outbreak of the First World War along with her sister ships Humber and Mersey. She had been christened Solimoes by the Brazilians, but was renamed by the British. Severn had a relatively successful career during the First World War with at least three engagements. At the Battle of the Yser in 1914, off the coast of Belgium, she bombarded German troops as well as artillery positions. On 10 October 1914, she survived an attack by the submarine U-8 when a torpedo passed under the shallow draught vessel. In early 1915, the twin turret was removed and replaced by two shielded single 6 inch guns fore and aft. In July 1915, the monitor was towed to the Rufiji River delta in German East Africa where she and Mersey then assisted in the destruction of the German light cruiser Königsberg.

She was sold for breaking up on 9 May 1921 to Thos W Ward, of Preston, and arrived at their yards on 23 March 1923."

Chapters :
1. The Monitors;
2. Sea Surprise;
3. Belgian Coast;
4. The Bombarders;
5. North Sea;
6. Mystery Voyage;
7. The Raider Puts to Sea;
8. Dangerous Adventure;
9. Blockade;
10. In the Red Sea;
11. Tropical Arrival;
12. Preparing for Battle;
13. Secret Plans;
14. The Great Occasion;
15. The Result;
16. Dash into Tanga;
17. The River Hazard;
18. Yambe Island [aka Jambe Island, Tanzania];
19. Narrow Waters;
20. Glorious Adventure;
21. Advance Begins;
22. Bagamoyo and Dar-Es-Salaam;
23. Down South.
With index.

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157 CHIN, Yin-lien C., Yetta S. CENTER, and Mildred ROSS CENTER, Yetta S. ROSS, Mildred PAO, Cheng) Stone Lion and Other Chinese Detective Stories : The Wisdom of Lord Bau
M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, NY, 1992, ISBN:0873326342 
CHIN, Yin-lien C., Yetta S. CENTER, and Mildred ROSS. "The Stone Lion" and Other Chinese Detective Stories : The Wisdom of Lord Bau . Illustrations byLu Wang. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, (1992). Pp. [i]-x,[1]-165,(1). Illustrat ed. 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering to front and spine. Includes thestories: "Millstone Street", "The True Mother", "A Stolen Stallion", "The Stone Lion", "Snow White Goose", "Palace Plot", "The Black Bowl", "BorrowedClothes", "A Bloody Handprint", and "Singsong Girl". Small dampspot to bot tom edge, else vg. 30.00

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158 CHRISTIE, Agatha Cat Among the Pigeons. 1st UK/Canadian in dj
Collins Crime Club, 1959, 
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Cat Among the Pigeons. L: Collins Crime Club, (1959). First Edition. Pp. 255. 8vo, orange cloth. A variant of the first edition, without price on the front flap, possibly for the Canadian distribution.. Edges of cloth darkened, else vg in rubbed, nicked dj. 50.00

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159 CHRISTIE, Agatha Cat Among the Pigeons. UK no dj
Collins Crime Club, 1959, 
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Cat Among the Pigeons. L: Collins Crime Club, (1959). Pp. 255. 8vo, orange cloth. Spine slightly sunned, previous owner's name inked to ffep, else vg. 25.00

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160 CHRISTIE, Agatha Clocks. no dj
Collins, 1963, 
CHRISTIE, Agatha. The Clocks. L: Collins, for The Crime Club, (1963). Pp. 256. 8vo, red cloth, black titles to spine. Slight fading to spine, lightly rubbed, else vg. 35.00

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