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Knots Untied:  or, Ways and By-ways in the Hidden Life of American Detectives, American Craft Council; Mintz, Sidney W. ; Weaver, William Woys; Evans, Meryl
1 Knots Untied: or, Ways and By-ways in the Hidden Life of American Detectives
American Craft Council; Mintz, Sidney W. ; Weaver, William Woys; Evans, Meryl

J.B. Burr and Hyde 1871, First Edition. Good; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Hartford, CT; 665 pages, bound in brown cloth with gilt design & lettering. 30 illustrations.71 pg biographical section (author unattributed). Contents include: The Gambler's Wax Finger; Payne and the Counterfeiters; the Genealogical Swindlers; The Borrowed Diamond Rings; A Sorceress' Tick -- How She Was Caught; A Forced Marriage Scheme Defeated; William Roberts and HIs Forgeries; Col. Novena, Prince of Confidence Men; and much more. According to the biography, McWatters appears to have been quite a character, having dabbled in law, and later a career in law enforcement at the Metropolitan Police Force in New York, and later in detective work, as well as affiliations with actors and theatre life. McWatters is also the author of Detectives of Europe and America : or, Life in the Secret Service; The Gambler's Wax Finger and Other Startling Detective Experiences; Forgers and Confidence Men, or, The Secrets of the Detective Service Divulged. The book has a solid binding, but is just starting at top of front endpapers. Cover rather faded and worn at corners; fraying at spine ends. Gilt of spine quite faded. Endpapers & preliminaries are lightly soiled & foxed; interior pages overall clean with no presence of foxing. 28930 
Price: 27.00 USD
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The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle, Tolkien, J. R. R. (Poems) ; Swann, Donald (Music)
2 The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle
Tolkien, J. R. R. (Poems) ; Swann, Donald (Music)
0395082587 / 9780395082584
Houghton Mifflin Co. 1967, First Printing Stated. Near Fine in Good dust jacket; Hardcover; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Boston; 68 pages in red/orange cloth; gold lettering & design. A lovely About Fine copy of this book. Bright clean cover; tight binding. Bottom corner tips show mild bumping. Crisp interior. Brief gift notation to previous owner on blank flypage. Otherwise unmarked. Jacket shows a number of tears; shallow chips, long closed tear near head of spine.Original price of $3.95 on jacket flap. Protected in new mylar sleeve. 7 songs, including words & music, 6 from The Lord of the Rings, 1 from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. Embellished with Elvish script, and including a glossary of Elvish terms. 29376 
Price: 81.00 USD
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