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The American Mafia - Genesis of a Legend, Albini, Joseph L.
1 Albini, Joseph L. The American Mafia - Genesis of a Legend
New York Appleton Century Crofts 1971 Softcover Very Good 8vo. 
xi, 354 pages. Transpapent laminate peeling from covers. Light foxing to endpapers and edges; half-title mildly soiled. Binding is sound; no inscriptions. 
Price: 26.00 CDN
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Henry Moore Smith : The Mysterious Stranger, Bates, Walter
2 Bates, Walter Henry Moore Smith : The Mysterious Stranger
St. John, N.B. John A. Bowes 1910 Sixth edition wraps Good 8vo. 
164 pages, plus two leaves of ads at rear. tanned wraps now crispy with fragility: chipping to front and spine; rear cover lacking a chunk. Interior clean, sturdy and not so fragile. Cover: "A true story of the most remarkable prisoner detained in a jail in New Brunswick, as told by Walter Bates, one time Sheriff of Kings County". Subtitle: "Being an authentic account of the numerous arrests, remarkable doings and wonderful escapes of the most noted road agent who ever pestered the authorities of New Brunswick". 
Price: 58.50 CDN
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Henry Moore Smith : The Mysterious Stranger, Bates, Walter
3 Bates, Walter Henry Moore Smith : The Mysterious Stranger
Frederiction, New Brunswick Centennial Print and Litho 1979 Card covers Very Good 8vo. 
164 pages, plus three leaves of ads at rear. Quality facsimile reprint of the 1910 edition issued by John A. Bowes. Light soiling to covers. Binding sound with no spine crease; price in ballpoint top right first leaf, else unmarked. 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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Sermons on the Holy Catholic Church and Its Privileges [signed], Bonwell, James
4 Bonwell, James Sermons on the Holy Catholic Church and Its Privileges [signed]
London, Preston, Liverpool James Burns, Simkin Marshall, Addisons ,, and Bailey 1843 First Edition Cloth Fair 8vo. inscribed by author
xv, 244 pages. Fair condition only, with spine perished and boards all but detached. Foxing to first few and final few leaves, pastedowns grubby. Textblock remains secure. Bookplate of Rev. John Cunningham to front pastedown, with authorial gift inscription to him on verso of front free endpaper. List of subscribers pp xi-xv. An interesting copy of an uncommon work: At time of publication the author was curate of Childwall [Liverpool], in 1845 he was preferred from there to the perpetual curacy of St. Philip's, Stepney - to the library of which he donated this copy [head of title page]. In early March 1847, evidently in haste, he re-gifted it to one Rev. John Cunningham: "My Dear Cunningham, As I promised you a copy of my Sermons on the Church, and as I have not one by me at present, I will give you the one in the library, and replace it. Yours ever faithfully, James Bonwell". It is most likely that this is the Rev. John Cunningham [b. London 1823] who sailed from England on the brigg Queen to arrive "in St. John's after a stormy six weeks passage May 1847" to assume pastoral duties among the communities around Burgeo Newfoundland [Newfoundland Quarterly, Vital Statistics of Burgeo, Rev. H.W. Cunningham ed.]. Rev. John Cunningham ministered there until 1894, assisted by his son H. W. from 1884-1891. The Rev. Henry Ward Cunningham would go on to be rector of St. George's church in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In that capacity he is now most noted for presiding over numerous Titanic-related services and accompanying the Minia (and her Captain his parishoner) on the quest to recover bodies around that disaster site. The deck chair the Minia crew salvaged was given to Cunningham in appreciation; his family later donated it to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. He eventually settled in Hantsport, Nova Scotia. We are sorry to report that from 1859 the Rev. James Bonwell is most noted for (while married) the seduction of a young woman and the disposal of their offspring. 
Price: 993.75 CDN
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Nine Mile Swamp : A Story of the Loomis Gang, Daniels, Harriet McDoual
5 Daniels, Harriet McDoual Nine Mile Swamp : A Story of the Loomis Gang
Philadelphia Penn Publishing Company 1941 Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo. 
412 pages. Jacket lightly chipped/creased at extremities; price clipped; spine is not sunned. Jacket now in removeable protective sleeve. The interior is free of inscriptions and markings. Binding and hinges sound, with boards remarkably fresh though a half inch swipe of discolouration to front board perhaps from time of publication. Second printing, June 1941; the first printing, also June 1941 was "sold before publication". 
Price: 292.50 CDN
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Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies: An Anthology [fourth edition], Johnson, Loch K.; Wirtz, James J.
6 Johnson, Loch K.; Wirtz, James J. Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies: An Anthology [fourth edition]
New York, Oxford Oxford University Press 2015 0199348529 / 9780199348527 Fourth edition Softcover Very Good 4to. 
xvii, 606 pages. Clean and unmarked, with no creasing to spine. Due to size and weight this will be more expensive to ship overseas, please inquire. 
Price: 91.00 CDN
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Murder Cases in Pictou County 1811-1950 [signed], Macdonald, Clyde F.
7 Macdonald, Clyde F. Murder Cases in Pictou County 1811-1950 [signed]
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia Advocate Printing 2006 First Edition Card covers Very Good 8vo. 
260 pages. Front cover creased and lower corner of leaves curled. Small spot of soiling to margin of page 11. Warmly inscribed by the author on title page; no other inscriptions; no spine crease. 
Price: 58.50 CDN
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A Field of Broken Stones, Naeve, Lowell in collaboration with David Weick
8 Naeve, Lowell in collaboration with David Weick A Field of Broken Stones
Denver Alan Swallow 1959 Softcover Very Good 8vo. 
231 pages. Spine darkened, covers spotted. Else clean and unmarked in sound binding. 
Price: 39.00 CDN
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Newgate of Connecticut; its Origins and Early History.  Being a  Full Description of the famous and Wonderful Simsbury Mines and caverns, and the Prison Built Over Them., Phelps, Richard H.
9 Phelps, Richard H. Newgate of Connecticut; its Origins and Early History. Being a Full Description of the famous and Wonderful Simsbury Mines and caverns, and the Prison Built Over Them.
Hartford, Conn. American Publishing Company 1876 Cloth Good 8vo., Boards 
117pp. light wear to boards, corners bumped "to which is added A Relation of all the Incidents, Insurrections, and Massacres, connected with their use as a Prison for the Tories during the Revolution, and otherwise; with interesting Sketches of their Surroundings in (now) East Granby. also, An Illustrated Description of the State Prison at Wethersfield." (from the title page) 
Price: 39.00 CDN
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Inside the World's Toughest Prison, Ragen, Joseph E. and Finston, Charles
10 Ragen, Joseph E. and Finston, Charles Inside the World's Toughest Prison
Springfield, IL Charles C. Thomas 1962 First Edition Cloth Good 8vo., Boards 
xii, 927 pages. Light wear overall with indentation to front board, no markings except previous owner's signature to ffep. 
Price: 97.50 CDN
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