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181 COOK, Joanne Soper Paragon of Animals : An Inspector Devlin Mystery. pbk.
Brazen Books, St. John's, NF, 2006, ISBN:1894463870 
COOK, Joanne Soper. The Paragon of Animals : An Inspector Devlin Mystery . St. John's, NF: Brazen Books, 2006. Pp. (10),1-273,(5). 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers. The fourth Inspector Devlin mystery novel by the Newfoundland author. Vg. 12.50

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182 COOK, Michael L. and Stephen T. MILLER MILLER, Stephen T. Fiction in the Pulp Magazines, 1) Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, 838) Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Fiction : A Checklist of Fiction in U.S. Pulp Magazines, 1915-1974. 2 vols.
Garland Publishing Inc., New York, 1988, ISBN:0824075390 
COOK, Michael L. and Stephen T. MILLER. Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Fiction : A Checklist of Fiction in U.S. Pulp Magazines, 1915-1974 . IN TWO VOLUMES. New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1988. I: Pp. (4),v-xvi,(2),1-692,(2); II: (8),695-1183,(7). 8vo, green cloth with silver lettering to spines. Volume 1 in the Fiction in the Pulp Magazines series. Garland ReferenceLibrary of the Humanities, volume 838. Volume one includes listings from o ver 350 genre fiction pulp periodicals, while the second volume serves as alengthy author index. Very good. Due to the excess weight of this set, ext ra shipping charges may be necessary to cover postage on international orders. For the set. 200.00

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183 COOPER, James A. Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper : A Story of Cape Cod
International Fiction Library, Cleveland and New York , 1917, 
COOPER, James A. Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper : A Story of Cape Cod. Cleveland and New York : International Fiction Library, (copyright 1917). Pp (2),[i]-vi,1-340,(4). 8vo, green cloth, blue lettering to front board and spine. A book of nautical fiction. A mystery, a shipwreck, a love story and much Cape Cod dialect all contribute to make a unique summer for Louise Grayling, when she goes to stay with a half-uncle who is the storekeeper in a little Cape Cod village. A very good, bright copy in very good, spine-chipped dustjacket. 12.50

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184 CORNWELL, Bernard Crackdown. First Edition in dustjacket
Michael Joseph, London, 1990, ISBN:0718131592 
CORNWELL, Bernard. Crackdown. London : Michael Joseph, (1990). First UK Printing. Pp. (6),[1]-313,(1). 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "Nick Breakspear, [who...] never wanted anything to do with the brittle theatrical world inhabit ed by his father, [...] joined the Royal Marines; now he is sailing the blue waters of the Bahamas. But dreams of paradise are shattered when Nick's discovery of a derelict yacht riddled with bullets brings him into conflict with the local authorities. Then a lucrative offer to hire his services is dangled in front of him. The sensible thing to do would be to sail away across the Pacific. However, Nick wasn't being sensible when he walked into the Marine recruiting office. he isn't being sensible when a quixotic impulsesweeps him into a small but deadly corner of the war against the drug-runn ers that infest the Bahamas, in the unlikely copmany of a foul-mouthed ex-American football player and a smooth-talking US presidential candidate. Caught up in a world that denies every truth he believes in, the only defence is to draw on the despised skills of his father's world and fight violence with reckless courage." - from the dj. Very good in clean, crisp, unclippeddustjacket (which includes both English and Canadian original prices). 30. 00

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185 CORNWELL, Bernard Wildtrack. First American Edition in dustjacket, Sgned.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1988, ISBN:0399133755 
CORNWELL, Bernard. Wildtrack. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1988). First American Printing. Pp. [1]-320. 8vo, black cloth spine with blue paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23,1944, London). "Month by grueling month, [the protagonist, Nicholas] Sandm an, wounded in the Falklands War, teaches himself to walk again, and heads home. Everything he has is gone -- his money, his wife, his children -- allbut his one great love: a 38-foot ketch called Sycorax. But to his horror the looted, vandalized shell of Sycorax lies rotting near Nick's former home, now owned by television star Tony Bannister. Bannister is shocked -- he had no idea! -- and immediately offers to help Nick retore the boat in exchange for a favour. Will Nick navigate Bannister's own yacht, Wildtrack, in a critical race? With trepidation, Nick accepts -- and is plunged into a maelstrom of deceit, corruption, and danger. For beneath Bannister's smooth words lies a web of disturbing questions. [...] As he desperately tries to unravel the tangled secrets that surround Wildtrack and its owner, Nick finds his own life on the line, human treachery battling the raging elements, as high winds sweep him toward a stormy mid-Atlantic 'killing ground' where it will take more than a sailor's skill to survive." - from the dj. Previous owner's name inked to half-title, else very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dustjacket,. Signed without inscription by Cornwell on the title page. 40.00

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186 CORRIGAN, Mark LEE, Norman (Harold) Bullets and Brown Eyes. First Edition in dustjacket
T. Werner Laurie Ltd., London, 1948, 
CORRIGAN, Mark. Bullets and Brown Eyes. London : T. Werner Laurie Ltd., (1948), First British Edition. Pp(4),5-287,(1). 8vo, blue cloth, maroon lettering to spine. Mark Corrigan is the pseudonym of Norman (Harold) Lee (1898-1964), a British film director and screenwriter. Bulets and Brown Eyes was his first book. "Mark Corrigan is a private investigator and sometime agent for the U.S. government. When he isn't globe-trotting about the world, he occasionally makes his home in Philadelphia, the city in which he grew up. As a youth he belonged to a rough Dead-End style gang, becoming its leader before reaching adulthood and giving it up to become a private eye. He worked that profession for a few years until Pearl Harbor and he joined the military. Seeing his former vocation and learning his skills at ferreting out trouble and taking care of it afterwards, Corrigan was assigned to Military Intelligence. For many months he fought with the Maquis in France undercover and then ended the War tracking down spies and sympathizers. When the hostilities ended and he was released from duty, he hung around London doing an odd job or two before heading back to Philly and his former job. For several years/adventures, Corrigan remains a private eye though his assignments, often for the American government, took his around the world. Eventually,an offer of full time employment came and Corrigan, loving the travel and the danger, took it. From then on, he was a fully licensed agent. There would be no way to call him a secret agent, however, because Corrigan had beenmaking it a practice to write about and publish the details (names changed when necessary) of his cases. For much of the adventures, Corrigan shared the danger and excitement with the lovely Tucker McLean, a pint-sized beauty who has the same tenacity as Corrigan. They become devoted lovers even though Corrigan continues to chase every female who comes within reach. The eponymously published Corrigan adventures were written by Norman (Harold) Lee." (from the Spy Guys and Gals website). "Blackmail, mystery, women and sudden death are the ingredients of this quick-fire Mark Corrigan episode. You might imagine that a detective who found himself in the dock at the Old Bailey charged with the murder of a man he never met, was not a very bright detective. But it didn't work out that way in the end. It wouldn't have happened at all if Mark Corrigan had been less of a sucker for glamour - blonde, brunette and coppertop. Four bewildering women - Tamara, Maria, Shirley and Claire - between them, manage to brew him quite a dish of trouble. Fortunately, Mark can take care of himself—and others !" (from the dj). Ex-library (bookplate of Simpson's Lending Library, discard stamp), edges lightly browned, foxing to endpapers and fore-edge, stain to fore-edge, else very good in worn, chipped and torn, but unclipped, dustjacket. 100.00

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187 COTTRELL, Dorothy. Silent Reefs. blue cloth.
William Morrow, 1953, 
COTTRELL, Dorothy. The Silent Reefs. NY: William Morrow, (1953). Pp 241. Illustrated with maps to endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth, white lettering to spine. Their brother is missing and Henri and Joseph Christophe sail to the mysterious Purple Reefs, off the coast of Cuba to find some answers. Cocked, worn, fraying and bumping to extremities and spine ends, light spotting to top edge and upper board, small pen notation to ffep, pages yellowing, ow vg.10.00

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188 COTTRELL, Dorothy. Silent Reefs. Book Club Edition in dustjacket
William Morrow & Company, New York, 1953, 
COTTRELL, Dorothy. The Silent Reefs. New York : William Morrow & Company, (copyright 1953). Book Club Edition. Pp (6),1-241,(5). Maps to endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth, white lettering to spine, top edge dyed blue. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 564 : "an investigation into the shipwreck of a sailingvessell in the post-war West Indies". Their brother is missing and Henri a nd Joseph Christophe sail to the mysterious Purple Reefs, off the coast of Cuba to find some answers. "A story of love and adventure in the West Indies follows the strange disappearance of the motorship, Christophe, lost withall hands in a sea as calm as glass. The Christophes were a French family who had lived on Home Islaijd for generations. The island itself had long been famous fot stories of piracy and lost treasure. But when Capt. Malcolm Christophe bade his wife goodbye and set off on his last voyage, no one dreamed that there would be yet another true mystery to add to the island's store of legend." (from the dj). Ida Dorothy Ottley Cottrell (16 July 1902–29June 1957), better known as Dorothy Cottrell, was an Australian writer. Bo rn in Picton, she contracted infantile paralysis as a child and spent the rest of her life in a wheelchair. Her first novel, The Singing Gold, was published in 1928. She lived for a time in the US and also worked as an artistand cartoonist. The Silent Reefs (1953) was filmed as The Secret of the Pu rple Reef (1960). Very good in dustjacket (spine ends chipped). 12.50

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189 COWAN, Janice. Mystery on the Miramichi.
Borealis Press Ltd, Ottawa , 1985, ISBN:088887067 
COWAN, Janice. Mystery on the Miramichi. Ottawa : Borealis Press Ltd., 1985. Firs Edition. Pp [i]-v,(10,1-82. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers, printed in white. Another novel about Jill and Heather, this time set in Miramichi, New Brunswick. Inkstamp expunged with a black marker to half title page, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaperthan quoted. 10.00

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190 COXE, George Harmon Hollow Needle.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York , 1948, 
COXE, George Harmon. The Hollow Needle. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First Edition. Pp (8),[1]-242,(6). 8vo, brown cloth, lettered in green, top edge dyed green. A Kent Murdock mystery novel by George Harmon Coxe (1901-1984), an American writer of crime fiction. Corners bumped, old penned priceto front endpaper, else very good in rubbed, edgeworn and price-clipped du stjacket. 25.00

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191 CRAMER, Stuart MERIWEATHER, Mr. Germain The Wizard and his Legerdemain. 1st ed
Buffum Publishing Corporation, Goleta, CA, 1966, 
CRAMER, Stuart. Germain The Wizard and his Legerdemain. Illustrated by Mr. Meriweather. Goleta, CA : The Buffum Publishing Corporation, (1966). First Edition. Pp (2),i-vi,1-152,(16). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, illustrated pale blue card covers. Gill 227 : "A sequel to the author's Secrets of Karl Germain , written and edited by two close friends of the maestro. This is a stimulating biography of the famed performer, complete with details of his effects, patter and presentation. It is liberally illustrated with rare photographs and reproduced playbills." Contents : Chapter 1 : Basket of Flowers Production; Appearing Cards; The Expanding Card; Silks and Soup Plates; Substitution Trunk; Drugstore Magic; Contact Mindreading. Chapter 2 :An Eggstraordinary Eggsperiment; Complete Mental Telegraphy Act; The Obedient Spinning Coin. Chapter 3 : The Rising Cards; Germain’s Egyptian Clock Dial. Chapter 4 : The Mystery of Malabar Illusion; Dove to Candy; A Feathery Publicity Stunt; Idea for Vanishing a Lady; Miser’s Dream. Chapter 5 : Kellar Flower Trick Improved; The Wizard Gardener; Witch’s Hat Production; Germain’s Famous Flower Growth. Chapter 6 : The Butterfly; Dr. Faustus Black-Art Act; Cabinet of Cagliosto Illusion. Chapter 7 : A Pupil in Magic; The First Rabbit Tray; A Busker’s Baffler; Magical Mocha; Ching Ling Foo Ribbon; Mindreadingà la Braille. Chapter 8 : Magical Transportation; Faust’s Padlock; Tip-Up Table Trick. Chapter 9 : Rhadama, Bride of the Nile; An Idea for the Asrah Illusion; The Vanishing Lamp; The Handkerchief that Always Comes Back. Chapter 10 : Dancing Table; The Hand of the Hamadryad; Torn-and-Restored Cigarette Paper for TV. Chapter 11 : Four Methods for Ring on Wand; Two Person Book Test; Mysterious Water Faucet. Chapter 12 : Mentalism With Spoons; NovelCoin Vanish; The Great Vanishing Horse Illusion. Chapter 13 : Batter Up!; Guinea Pig to Bottle; Card Stabbing; The Monkey’s Paw. Chapter 14 : Ribbonsand Roses; Ring from Hand to Hand; Epilogue. Edgeworn, rubbed and smudged, else good. 30.00

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Little Regiment. 1st ed, 1st state , CRANE, Stephen
192 CRANE, Stephen Little Regiment. 1st ed, 1st state
Appleton , 1896, 
CRANE, Stephen. The Little Regiment And Other Episodes of the American Civil War. N.Y.: D. Appleton and Company, 1896. First Edition, First State. Pp. (8),11-196,(6,ads),(2). 8vo, orig. cream buckram, gilt initial + red & black lettering to front bd. + spine. Publisher's ad on p [197], begin with Gilbert Parker's "The Seats of the Mighty", marking this as the first issue. Chapters : 1. The Little Regiment; 2. Three Miraculous Soldiers; 3. A Mystery of Heroism; 4. An Indiana Campaign; 5. A Gray Sleeve; 6. The Veteran. Covers worn and stained, remains of label on spine, owner's stamp and signature to front endpapers, owner's stamp on title page, minor internal staining, else vg, solid. 100.00

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193 CRAVAN, Arthur RIGAUT, Jacques TORMA, Julien VACHÉ, Jacques 4 Dada Suicides : Selected texts of Arthur Cravan, Jacques Rigaut, Julien Torma & Jacques Vaché. Introduced by Roger Conover, Terry Hale & Paul Lenti,& translated by Terry Hale, Paul Lenti, Iain White, &c
Atlas, London, 1995, ISBN:0947757740 
CRAVAN, Arthur, Jacques RIGAUT, Julien TORMA, and Jacques VACHÉ. 4 Dada Suicides : Selected texts of Arthur Cravan, Jacques Rigaut, Julien Torma & Jacques Vaché. Introduced by Roger Conover, Terry Hale & Paul Lenti, & translated by Terry Hale, Paul Lenti, Iain White, &c. (London) : Atlas, (1995). First Edition. Pp [1]-269,(3). Illustrated. Square 8vo, black card covers, This book collects together works by four "writers" on the fringes of the Dada movement in 1920's Paris. These four took the nihilism of the movement toits ultimate conclusion, their works are remnants of lives lived to the li mit and then cast aside with nonchalance and abandon: Vaché died of a drug overdose, Rigaut shot himself, Cravan and Torma simply vanished, their fates still a mystery. Yet their fragmentary works - to which they attached so little importance still exert a powerful allure and were a vital inspiration for the literary movements that followed them. Vaché's bitter humour, Cravan's energetic invective, Rigaut's dandyfied introspection, and Torma's imperturbable asperity: all had their influence. This collection contains biographical introductions to each author as well as personal recollections bytheir contemporaries.`- from the back cover. Very good. 45.00

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194 CREASEY, John Toff and The Trip-Trip Triplets. 1st US ed in dj
Walker and Company, 1972, 
CREASEY, John. The Toff and The Trip-Trip Triplets. NY: Walker and Company,(1972). First US Edition. Pp. 190. 8vo, off-white paper covered boards. A Walker Mystery. Vg in dj (several small chips to head and tail of spine, short tear to front panel, corners bumped, lightly rubbed, else vg. 30.00

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195 CREASEY, John (ed.) GARDNER, Erle Stanley MARSH, Ngaio CHRISTIE, Agatha Mystery Bedside Book. 1st in dj
Hodder & Stoughton, 1960, 
CREASEY, John (ed.). The Mystery Bedside Book. [l]: Hodder & Stoughton, (1960). First UK Edition. Pp. 223. 8vo, grey tweed cloth covered boards, red cloth spine. A selection of fact and fiction written by acknowledged literary "Experts in Crime" including Agatha Christie, Sir Harold Scott., Manning Coles, Peter Cheyney, Edwin Radford, Sir Harold Scott, Nigel Balchin, Herbert Harris, Gerald Villiers, Lord Jowitt, Georges Simeon, Nesta Pain, Milward Kennedy, Michael Gilbert, Anthony Abbott, Josephine Bell, Michael Underwood, Will Oursler, Margory Allingham, J. A. J., Charles Eric Maine, Cyril Ray, Anthony Gilbert, E. W. Fordham, Sax Rohmer, Stanley Lawies Jackson, Ngaio Marsh, Raymond Chandler, Q. Patrick, Peter Beveridge, Michael Gilbert, L. B. Gordon and Erle Stanley Gardner. Gift inscription to ffep, else vg in price-clipped dj (spine and panels slightly rubbed, head and tail nicked, corners bumped). 45.00

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196 CREASEY, John King Crime Splinter of Glass. 1st Uk in dj
Houghton and Stoughton, 1972, 
CREASEY, John. A Splinter of Glass. The 40th Roger West Story. L: Houghton and Stoughton, (1972). First UK Edition. Pp. 191. 8vo, black cloth. A King Crime novel. A few nicks along top edge of rear panel, else vg in slightlu browned dj. 25.00

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197 CRITCHLEY, Julian Hung Parliament. uncorrected proof
Hutchinson, London, 1991, 
CRITCHLEY, Julian. Hung Parliament : An Entertainment. L.: Hutchinson, (1991). Uncorrected Proof. Pp 208. 8vo, card covers. A murder mystery set in the corridors of Westminster. Limited to 450 numbered copies, this being no.252. Near-fine. 35.00

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198 CROOKER, William S. Oak Island Gold : Startling new discoveries in the world's most famous treasure hunt. First Edition.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 1993, ISBN:155109049x 
CROOKER, William S. Oak Island Gold. [Front cover adds: "Startling new discoveries in the world's most famous treasure hunt"]. (Halifax), N.S.) : Nimbus Publishing Ltd., (1993). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-ix,(1),1-221,(1). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, black trade paperback. "Early in 1992 a major stakeholder on Oak Island made a startling discovery. A discovery that blows all existing treasure theories out of the water, and provides the missing cluesto the bizarre mystery of Oak Island. For over two centuries, the mysterio us labyrinth of shafts and tunnels under Oak Island, a tiny island on Nova Scotia's south shore, has been the scene of a frantic search by scores of treasure hunters from two continents. They believe that the shafts and an intricate man-made flooding system hold the secret to a treasure of untold wealth. Although millions have been spent, bitter feuds have erupted and men have died, the treasure has remained as elusive as the answers to who builtthe labyrinth, why and how it was constructed, and the nature of the treas ure itself." - from the rear cover. Very good. 12.00

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199 CROOKER, William S. Oak Island Quest. 7th pr.
Lancelot, Hantsport, 1989, ISBN:0889990786 
CROOKER, William S. The Oak Island Quest. Hantsport, Nova Scotia : LancelotPress, (March 1989). Seventh Printing. Pp (3), 4-194, (2). Illustrated. 8v o, yellow trade paperback. "What is the real truth behind the Oak Island Mystery ? Were pirates really involved ? An Engineer/Surveyor investigates Oak Island and speculative theories link the mystery with an ancient civilization and the UFO phenomenon." - from fr.cover. Vg. 10.00

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200 CROOKER, William S. ROBERTS, Bartholomew KIDD, William EASTON, Peter Pirates of the North Atlantic. First Edition, Paperback.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2004, ISBN:1551095130 
CROOKER, William S. Pirates of the North Atlantic. (Halifax, NS : Nimbus Publishing, 2004). First Printing. Pp. (3),iv-vi,(2),1-136. 8vo, blue ill. card covers, red and white lettering to front cover and spine. A collection of rousing tales of piracy on the high seas, by the best-selling author of Oak Island Gold. Chapters: 1. John Phillips, the Newfoundland Fish Splitter;2. Edward Low, the Most Fiendish of All; 3. Edward and Margaret Jordan, th e Pirate Couple; 4. Blackbeard, the East Coast Menace; 5. William Kidd, theNova Scotia Treasure Icon; 6. Bartholomew Roberts, Newfoundland's Surprise ; 7. Samuel Hall, the Annapolis Valley Terror; 8. Thomas Pound, Pirate for a Noble Cause; 9. The Piratical Mystery of Isle Haute; 10. Peter Easton andHenry Mainwarring, Gentlemen Pirates; 11. The Saga of the Saladin; 12. The Suspicious Story of the Mary Celeste; 13. Piracy and Murder on the Zero. W ith bibliography. Name, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping charges should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 10.00

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