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161 CHRISTIE, Agatha Elephants Can Remember. 1st UK in dj
Collins Crime Club, 1972, 
CHRISTIE, Agatha Elephants Can Remember. L.: Collins Crime Club, 1972. First Printing. Pp 256. 8vo, orange cloth. Vg-fine in vg price-clipped dj having a small sticker remnant. 20.00

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162 CHRISTIE, Agatha Hickory Dickory Dock. 1st UK in dj
Collins, 1955, 
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Hickory Dickory Dock. L.: Collins, (1955). First Edition.Pp 192. 8vo, red cloth. Foxing to edges, else vg in rubbed, browned dj. 30 .00

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Mystery of the Blue Train, CHRISTIE, Agatha
163 CHRISTIE, Agatha Mystery of the Blue Train
Dodd, Mead and Company, 1928, 
CHRISTIE, Agatha. The Mystery of the Blue Train. NY: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1928. Pp. 306. 8vo, blue cloth with inblind illustration of a train to the front, orange titles to front and spine. Three inch split to the cloth ofthe rear outside hinge, spine ends chipped with the beginning of some fray ing, front corners bumped, front hinge cracked, lacking ffep, owner's name inked to first blank, three short ink strokes to the lower fore-edge. 65.00

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164 CHRISTIE, Agatha Parker Pyne Investigates. 2nd pr in dj.
Collins - The Crime Club, London, 1959, 
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Parker Pyne Investigates . London: Collins, The Crime Club, (1959). Second Printing. Pp. [1]-248,(8). 8vo, red cloth with black lettering to spine. "From Mayfair to Baghdad, from the streets of London to thecanals of Venice, from a country farm to a diplomatic council, the reader is speeded about, encountering the while a heterogeneous multitude of people, each of whom he knws intimately in a flash, each of whom becomes a personality to be remembered. ... Mr. Pyne's greatest asset in business is his uncanny ability to gain the confidence of people and it is precisely this power which instantly attracts the reader. Dominated by the genial personality and lightning quick wits of Mr. Parker Pyne, it is a book that cannot fail to entertain the most jaded reader." - from the dj. Very light sunning tohead of spine, else vg in spine-nicked, short-closed-torn (one half-inch c losed tear to top edge of rear panel, not affecting any text), lightly spotted (a couple small spots to rear panel) unclipped dj. Scarce early printing; even moreso in a crisp jacket. 300.00

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165 CHRISTIE, Agatha Sleeping Murder. 1st UK in dj
Collins Crime Club, 1976, 
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Sleeping Murder : Miss Marple's Last Cases. L.: Collins Crime Club, (1976). First Printing. Pp 224. 8vo, black cloth. Vg in price-clipped dj. 30.00

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166 CLARE-JOYNT, F. (ed.) CAMERON, Felicity CHARLES, F. DOYLE, A. Conan Black Cat : Mystery Magazine. Issue No. 1
March Chase Publishing, Toronto, 1981, 
CLARE-JOYNT, F. (ed.). Black Cat : Mystery Magazine. Issue No. 1. Toronto :March Chase Publishing, 1981. Pp 1-96. 8vo, illustrated white card covers, lettered in black. A total of 6 issues of Black Cat Mystery Magazine were published in 1981-1982. Contents : Letter from Black Cat; The Adventure of the Norwood Builder (by A. Conan Doyle); Trail of the Scrimshaw (by F. Charles); A Talk with Death (by Alice Clare); The Damned Thing (by Ambrose Bierce); The Fall of the House of Usher (by Edgar Allan Poe); The Demon Dentistof Dundas Street (First of a Three-Part Serial by Felicity Cameron). Cover s browned, else very good. 20.00

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167 CLARK, Douglas Dead Letter. in dj.
Gollancz, 1984, 
CLARK, Douglas. Dead Letter. L: Victor Gollancz, 1984. Pp 207. 8vo, red cloth. Vg in dj. 40.00

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168 CLARK, Joan Hand of Robin Squires. First Edition in dustjacket.
Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto / Vancouver, 1977, ISBN:0772010919 
CLARK, Joan. The Hand of Robin Squires. Illustrations by William Taylor andMary Cserepy. Toronto / Vancouver : Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, (1977 ). First Printing. Pp (10), 1-145, (5). 8vo, reddish-brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A novel for young people about the Oak Island mystery. Thistale is told by a young English boy, Robin. "The mystery of buried treasur e on Oak Island, off the south shore of Nova Scotia, has puzzled and fascinated treasure hunters as well as historians and tourists for more than 180 years. First discovered in 1795, the main shaft, or the 'Money Pit' as it came to be known, has persistently foiled all those who have come to exploreits secrets. Investigation has revealed a tunnel connected to beach drains , remnants of a cofferdam and other evidence that extensive and complex works were once built on the island. Although explorations are still going on today, no one has been successful in solving the island's mystery. What is buried on Oak Island, who put it there, and how was it done? The Hand of Robin Squires offers the reader an exciting story and a possible explanation of the island's secret. The tale is told by Robin Squires, a young boy growing up in England. His father, an inventor and surveyor, is persuaded by Robin's Uncle Edward to go to America on a mysterious expedition. When he returns to England for the winter he tells Robin that he has spent the summer on an island off the coast of North America, working on Edward's project. But he refuses to tell more. Before he can return with Edward to America to complete the project, Robin's father dies. Robin, lured by his eagerness tofind out what his father had been working on and by his desire to go to Am erica, decides to join his uncle. On the voyage he discovers his uncle is aruthless pirate and that his own purpose on the voyage is to complete the ingenious engineering scheme his father had designed to bury Edward's stolen treasure. On his arrival in the New World, Robin makes friends with Actaudin, an independent and adventurous young Micmac Indian. But Edward takes Actaudin prisoner and forces him to work on the excavation. Robin soon realizes that his uncle has no intention of leaving any survivors to reveal where his treasure is hidden. A story of adventure and challenge, of friendshipand courage, The Hand of Robin Squires will fascinate every young reader. " - from the dj flaps. Very good in lightly spotted dustjacket. 30.00

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169 CLEVELAND, Joan Silver Locket. First Edition, Signed
Community Books, Lockeport, 2003, ISBN:1896496393 
CLEVELAND, Joan. Silver Locket. Lockeport, NS: Community Books, (2003). First Edition. Pp. (8),9-86. Small 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. In the Silver trilogy. "Jenny Silver was excited when her parents decided to buy anold country schoolhouse and fix it up for a summer place. She and her litt le brother Ben looked forward to spending their vacation in the old building but didn't expect a visitor from the past to be waiting for them. Set near historic Bridgwater, on Nova Scotia's South Shore, this exciting mystery will thrill children of all ages." - from the rear cover. Diagonal crease to front cover, else very good. Signed without inscription by the author on the half-title page. 7.50

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170 COBB, James H West on 66 1st proof
St Martin's Minotaur, 1999, 
COBB, James H. West on 66. NY.: St Martin's Minotaur, (1999). Advanced uncorrected proof. First Edition. Pp. 263. 8vo, red card covers. Slight wear tohead and tail of spine, else vg. 25.00

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171 COBLENTZ, Stanton A. Generation That Forgot to Sing. signed.
Wings Press, Mill Valley, CA, 1962, 
COBLENTZ, Stanton A. The Generation That Forgot to Sing . Mill Calley, CA: The Wings Press, 1962. Pp. 89. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. Essays relating to the criticism of poetry. Contents: "The Magnificent Mystery", "English Poetry: A Living Tradition", "The Generation That Forgot to Sing", "An Edict Against the Past", "The Collatoidal School of Criticism", "The Passing of a Poet", "The Shock Therapy Treatment in Poetry", "Can You Dissociate a Poet From His Work?", "What Makes a Poem Great?", "If the Great Returned", "Cloud Pinnacles and Towers", "Do We Know What Poetry Is?", "Poetry and the Heart of Man", "Magic Carpets", "High Standards: Economic and Poetic", "An Experiment with the Experimentalists", and "The Last Poet of Maghe-su". Some underlining on pp. 15-16, else vg. Signed and inscribed by the author to Nova Scotia poet Wilson MacDonald. 40.00

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172 COCHRANE, Hugh F Gateway to Oblivion : The Great Lakes' Bermuda Triangle. 1st Cdn in dj.
Doubleday Canada Limited, Toronto, 1980, ISBN:0385153767 
COCHRANE, Hugh F. Gateway to Oblivion : The Great Lakes' Bermuda Triangle. Toronto: Doubleday Canada Limited, 1980. First Edition. Pp 183, [8] pp plates. 8vo, green spine with blue boards. Cochrane hypothesizes UFO activity and something called the "Marysburgh Vortex" as the cause of bizarre activity on Lake Ontario; a simpler explanation is Hamilton. Contents: 1. The Bavaria is Missing; 2. The Mystery Deepens; 3. The Record of Strangeness; 4. Visible and Invisible Enigmas; 5. Psychics and Energies; 6. Other Zones of Mystery; 7. The unexplained Objects; 8. UFOs are Everywhere; 9. Other Energies and Forces; 10. The search for Answers. Vg in in rubbed, spine-nicked, unclipped dj. 20.00

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Extraordinary Seaman.  First Edition in dustjacket, COCHRANE, Lord). MALLALIEU, J. P. W. MALLALIEU, J. P. W. MUDGE-MARRIATT
173 COCHRANE, Lord). MALLALIEU, J. P. W. MALLALIEU, J. P. W. MUDGE-MARRIATT Extraordinary Seaman. First Edition in dustjacket
MacGibbon & Kee, 1957, 1957 
(COCHRANE, Captain Lord ) MALLALIEU, J.P.W. Extraordinary Seaman. Illustrated by Mudge-Marriatt. London : MacGibbon & Kee, (September) 1957. First Edition. Pp. (9),ix,(1),1-179,(3). 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775-1860), was a British politician and naval adventurer, considered one of the most daring sea captains during the Napoleonic Wars. Although Captain Cochrane is considered one of Britain's finest sea fighters, his name is not well known, even by his own countrymen. His life and exploits served as inspiration for the naval fiction of 20th century writers C. S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian.

"Captain Cochrane went to sea in the Royal Navy's greatest period. He became one of the finest sea fighters Britain has ever known. His scientific ingenuity and imaginative genius made him a pioneer of combat methods which were only fully developed nearly one hundred and fifty years later in the second world war. By his skill and daring he did more than any one individual to bring independence to three great countries, which, together, are larger than the whole United States.

Yet todav his name is almost unknown even in the British Isles. For every ten thousand Britons who have heard of Davy Crockett - a minor American frontiersman during one of the less creditable periods in United States history - perhaps one has heard ot Captain Lord Cochrane, tenth Earl of Dundonald." - from the dj.

Chapters :
1. Men from the North;
2. Giant-killer;
3. Sea Harvest;
4. Commando;
5. Fire in the Roads;
6. The Stock Exchange Mystery;
7. Against the Odds;
8. Cutting out the Esmeralda;
9. The Chase;
10. Conquest by Bluff.
With bibliography.

Penned name, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 40.00


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174 COLLINS, Michael Resurrectionists. UK proof
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2002, 
COLLINS, Michael. The Resurrectionists. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson / Phoenix House Book, (2002). Uncorrected Proof. Pp 360. 8vo, off-white card covers. "Small town America is Michael Collins's heart of darkness, a territory he maps with infinite precision in this new novel of murder and menace." - from the rear cover. Vg-fine. 35.00

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175 COLOMBO, John Robert Mysterious Canada : Strange Sights, Extraordinary Events, and Peculiar Places.. 2nd pr.
Doubleday Canada Limited, Toronto , 1989, 
COLOMBO, John Robert. Mysterious Canada : Strange Sights, Extraordinary Events, and Peculiar Places. Toronto : Doubleday Canada Limited, (1989). Second Printing. Pp (4),[v]-xii,1-436. Double column. Illustrated. Lg 8vo, blue card covers. "[...] offers the reader a panoramic view of the paramormal accros the country. There are over 500 mysteries associated with 365 cities, towns, and villages, settlements, farms,forts, and dwellings. You can read about the most famous mystery ship of all time, the Mary Celeste, abandonedon the open seas; about Albert Ostman's abduction by Sasquatches, about th e Curse of the Devil's Hole; about the fabled Valley of Mystery in the far north, and many, many more." - rear cover. Local content : Newfoundland (pp.1-16); Nova Scotia (pp.17-45); New Brunswick (pp.47-63); Prince Edward Island (pp.65-71). Faint damp stain on some early pages, else very good. 15.00

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176 CONNELLY, Charlie Attention All Shipping : A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast. Abacus pbk.
Abacus, London, 2005, ISBN:0349116032 
CONNELLY, Charlie. Attention All Shipping : A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast . (London): Abacus, (2005). Later printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-x,[1]-373,(1). 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. "The shipping forecast is a curious piece of broadcasting; at once impenetrably baffling yet at the same time reassuringly familiar, most of us have grown up with this sonorous gazetteerfirmly planted in our subconscious. But where are these places, and what s ecrets do they conceal? Charlie Connelly sets off on a journey round the forecast to find out, unearthing the history and culture behind one of Britain's best-loved broadcasting institutions. More than simply a hilarious travel book, 'Attention All Shipping' ensures that the evocative stanzas of theshipping forecast will remain a mystery no more." - from the rear cover. C ontents: 1. Sea, Soup and Silvertown; 2. A User's Guide to the Shipping Forecast; 3. Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire; 4. Forties, Cromarty, Forth; 5. Tyne, Dogger, Fisher; 6. German Bight, Humber, Thames; 7. Dover, Wight, Portland; 8. Plymouth, Biscay, FitzRoy; 9. Sole, Lundy, Fastnet; 10. Irish Sea, Shannon, Rockall; 11. Malin, Hebrides, Bailey; 12. Fair Isle, Faeroes,South-east Iceland; 13. Trafalgar. Faint spine creasing, else very good. 1 2.00

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177 CONNOLLY, John Killing Kind. proof
Atria Books, 2001, 
CONNOLLY, John. The Killing Kind. NY: Atria Books, (2001). Advance Reading Copy. Pp. 373. 8vo, black ill. card covers. A mystery that takes place in northern Maine, surrounding the disappearance of a religious community. Vg. 30.00

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178 CONRAD, Joseph) STEWART, J.I.M. WRIGHT, Eric, ex-lib. Joseph Conrad. in dj.
Longmans, 1968, 
(CONRAD, Joseph). Joseph Conrad; by J.I.M. Stewart. (L): Longmans, (1968). Pp 272. 8vo, brown cloth. A study of Conrad's major fiction in the light of improved biographical knowledge; works considered include Nigger of the "Narcissus", Youth, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, Under Western Eyes, Chance, and Victory. Vg in rubbed dj. From the library of Canadian mystery writer Eric Wright. 40.00

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179 CONROD, Suzanne and Hugh Rug Art - Rescued from Oblivion : A Hooked Rug Museum of North America Research project
AuthorHouse, Bloomongton, IN, 2010, ISBN:9781452002378 
CONROD, Suzanne and Hugh. Rug Art - Rescued from Oblivion : A Hooked Rug Museum of North America Research project. (Bloomongton, IN) : AuthorHouse (2010). Pp (8),ix-xiii,(1),1-200,(2). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, illustrated tancard covers, lettered in maroon and black. "Rug Art - Rescued from Oblivio n is a delightful tale of discovery, but a sad reflection on the lack of preservation of North America's most endangered art form that has literally and figuratively been "tramped on" for much too long. Abandoned for more than half a century in the basement of a damp and mould filled former New Glasgow, Nova Scotia rug pattern factory, a determined research team found amazing pen and ink rug art created by an artist who is said to have studied inthe same New York art class with noted folk artist Norman Rockwell. Under a leaking sewage pipe in that same factory they unearthed amazing hand cut Mystery stencils that are now rewriting an amazing heritage." (from the back cover). Very good. 20.00

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180 CONVERSE, Florence HILTON, Agnes A. Blessed Birthday : A Christmas Miracle Play. in dj.
J.M. Dent and Sons, Ltd., London, 1917, 
CONVERSE, Florence. The Blessed Birthday : A Christmas Miracle Play . A mystery play by Florence Converse. [With illustrations by Agnes A. Hilton]. London: J.M. Dent and Sons, Ltd., 1917. Pp. (2),[1]-64, colour frontis., + 2 p. of plates. Illustrated. Small 8vo, decorated tan cloth with orange lettering to front and spine, illustrated paper label to front of grey jacket. Vg in bright lightly rubbed, spine-chipped dj. 60.00

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