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AKASOFU, SYUN-ICHI
Polar and Magnetospheric Substorms
Holland, D. Reidel. 1968, First Edition. Buckram, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Pp 280 with figural illus and photo's printed on quality glossy paper. A nice clean copy not inscribed. Overweight. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 6259
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.25 | £UK 28.25 | JP¥ 3769]
Keywords: Science Geophysics Weather

 
ALDISS, BRIAN W
Intangibles Inc. & Other Stories
London, United Kingdom, Faber & Faber. 1969, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. "Bizarre corporation Intangibles Inc. are represented by a small bespectacled man with a very long face, who travels about selling his product to people who don't really know what an intangible is but whose lives are gradually dominated by the presence of an Intangible in their homes. Such is the theme of the title story in this collection of five novellas, which also include 'Send Her Victorious' - featuring a psychiatrist who believes he is the Emperor Franz Joseph and a client posing as Freud; and 'Since the Assassination' - about a president with a drug-pushing wife and a schizoid son." Published in the USA as 'Neanderthal Planet' with only 4 stories. CONDITION Red cloth with bright gilt title (faintly speckled to edge o/w unworn) 197 pages. Bright and crisp with a little spotting to leading edge. DJ has a small spot to front and light toned to spine. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 14134
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ANTHONY, PIERS
Omnivore
London, United Kingdom, Faber & Faber. 1969, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Frist UK Edition. First in Authors "Of Man and Mata" series. "Three scientists came to the mysterious planet Nacre to discover, to explore, to record. Utterly defenseless, they trekked through the grotesque jungle of multiform mushrooms and dense spore-clouds, hoping to unlock the secret of this strange world. The stunning climax of their mission was just the beginning of a complex drama in which their survival--and return to earth-could spell the extinction of humanity." CONDITION Red cloth with bright Gilt title is clean and unworn, 221 pages. Bright and crisp copy. DJ is unworn and not price clipped. Only fault is lightest spotting to ends and edges. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 14137
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.25 | £UK 36.25 | JP¥ 4846]

 
BALLARD, J G
The Crystal World
London, United Kingdom, Jonathan Cape. 1966, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Authors 5th Novel Richard A. Lupoff described The Crystal World as the best of Ballard's "catastrophe novels," saying it was "Idiosyncratic but highly effective, a very important science fiction book. CONDITION Grey bds are cean and unworn, 221 pages are bright and crisp as unread. DJ has slightly faded spine, two short tears. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 15925
USD 475.00 [Appr.: EURO 422.75 | £UK 382 | JP¥ 51147]

 
BAULIG, HENRI
Vocabulaire Franco-Anglo-Allemand de Géomorphologie
Paris, Editions Les Belles Lettres. 1956, First Edition. Cloth, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library, Ex University Library reference copy, minimal markings 2 pages, no pockets. Red pebble cloth bds with fillet corners, library number to spine with tape residue o/w clean not worn, pp 230 tight and clean interior. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 8293
USD 38.00 [Appr.: EURO 34 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4092]

 
BERZIN, A. A.; YABLOKOV, A V (ED)
The Sperm Whale
Jerusalem, Israel, Israel Program for Scientific Translations. 1972, First English. (ISBN: 0706512626) Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. "A critical discussion on systematics followed by detailed desciption of morphology, including thorough study of musculature that is not available elsewhere, theories of sound generation, patterns of distribution and migration, biology and behaviour, enemies and parasites studied in detail. Section on fishing gives historical data and current at time of publication." CONDITION Blue bds with crisp Gilt title (unworn apart from faintly buffed bottom cnrs) pp v 394 with 141 figural and photo illus, charts and large reference section. Original DJ has blind indent marks to front and very sl wear. Overweight. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 12105
USD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 311.5 | £UK 281.5 | JP¥ 37688]
Keywords: Whales Nature Marine Life Animals, Botany, Natural History, Zoology|Humpback Sperm Whale Sea Whalers Whaling Whales Ecology Maritime Hunting Fishing Fish Wildlife Animals Zoology Arctic Antarctic Ocean Conservation Ecology Marine Biology Oceanography Sea

 
BEZZI, MARIO
Diptera Brachycera and Athericera of the Fiji Islands. Based on Material in the British Museum (Natural History)
United Kingdom, Bitish Museum. 1928, First Edition. Cloth, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Red cloth bds with bright Gilt title and decoration (insect speckling to cloth on bds with a tiny nick mid font at spine edge) plate tipped in to front ep stating "presented by the trustees of the British Museum" small ex libris plate of Dr Corr McLachlan to inside of front, blind stamp of the NZ institute at top of 1st 3 pages, pp viii 220 with 54 figural illus. Apart from light foxing to pages near ends copy is bright and clean. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 12762
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 32.25 | JP¥ 4307]
Keywords: Insects

 
BICKERTON, PROFESSOR A W
A New Story of the Stars; No. 1 The History and Scope of the Story; Reply to the Critics, No. 2 the General Problem of Stellar Collision; Opinions of the Press
Christchurch, New Zealand, Whitcombe & Tombs; Bickerton Brothers. 1900, First Edition Thus. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Professor Alexander William Bickerton (1842 - 1929) was the first professor of Chemistry at Canterbury College (later University). He is best known for teaching and mentoring Ernest Rutherford. This contains his partial impact theory explaining the describing the partial collision of two stars and the temporary creation of a bright third star as a consequence. CONDITION Not dated (1900? NZNB B818) Blue papered bds with Navy silk moire spine, series of two phamphlets published between for the newspapers1894 and 1896, bound together and reissued as a set with additions in 1900. pp 87, 20, 16, 22 & 6 with illus.Reply to critics is bound in reversed. Rusty mark to front o/w clean and unworn, note to front ep explaining reversed text o/w very bright and clean. Near Fine.
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Book number: 15455
USD 165.00 [Appr.: EURO 147 | £UK 132.75 | JP¥ 17767]
Keywords: Astronomy

 
BIGGLE, LLOYD JNR
The Still, Small Voice of Trumpets
London, United Kingdom, Rapp & Whiting. 1969, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First UK Edition. Lloyd Biggle, Jr. is one of the old-time masters of science fiction, with a long string of best-selling novels in the 1960s and 1970s. "Interplanetary agent Jef Forzon's mission was to touch off a democratic revolution among the oppressed and brutalized people of the planet Kurr. The ruler of Kurr, King Rovva, had so brilliantly controlled his people, through a mixture of torture and kindness, that few were ready to follow young Forzon, and many were ready to betray him.Alone, with a price on his head, Forzon must find a means to "turn on" this music-loving people before it was too late." CONDITION Brown bds (clean and unworn) 189 pages. Bright and crisp with imperceptable spotting to end pages, eps slight toned. DJ has faint crease top front edge. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 14132
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BINDER, EANDO
Lords of Creation
Philadelphia, USA, Prime Press. 1949, First Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Has been in one collection since new and is in exceptionally good condition, wrapper has sunned spine, has paper tape protection to inside. Purple polished cloth bds with crisp Gilt title, not worn, interior tight and bright not inscribed. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 7611
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3230]

 
BLISH, JAMES
Midsummer Century
United Kingdom, Faber & Faber. 1973, First Edition. (ISBN: 0571103308) Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1st British edition. Author is one of the Star Trek series writers. An accident propels the mind of the young astrophysicist John Martels to the 250th century, or the midsummer century. Human civilization has fallen and risen again many times and both humans and birds have evolved. In the 250th century the birds have evolved into telepathic and intelligent beings who seek to exterminate their main rivals; the humans. CONDITION Red bds (top front cnr slightly bruised o/w unworn) 106 pages, very bright and crisp. DJ is shelf rubbed with a little minor damage. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 14130
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1615]
Keywords: 0571103308

 
BOLSCHE, WILHELM
The Triumph Of Life
Chicago, USA, Charles H Kerr & Co. 1913, Reprint. Cloth, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Brown bds with Black titles and blind stamped emblem to front (bright and fresh, not worn) pp 157 with 12 nice illustrations on marine biology (tight unread state, not inscribed, bright as new,not foxed) An exceptionally good copy. Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 8403
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1723]
Keywords: Micro Biology Marine

 
BOTTONE, S A
Electrical Instrument Making for Amateurs
London, Whittaker & Co. 1900, 7th Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Revised and updates to include the discoveries of Hertz, Tesla, Rontgen, Marconi etc. CONDITION Blue bds, pp [8] 280 with 96 illus. Mostly bright with some wear, odd spots internally, a little loose. Good.
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Book number: 15458
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BOWER, F O
Plant Life On Land. Considered In Some Of Its Biological Aspects
Cambridge, NZ, Cambridge University Press. 1911, First Edition. Decorative Cloth with dust jacket, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Rose cloth boards with black decorations and titles, browning to eps, printed on good paper with pictorial frontis, pp 172 with many fine illus and photos, original blue wrapper, browning and split at spine separation (laid in). Fine/Good.
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Book number: 6659
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Keywords: Botany Plants Biology

 
BRADBURY, S; TURNER, G L'E (EDS)
Historical Aspects of Microscopy. Papers Read at a One-Day Conference Held by the Royal Microscopical Society at Oxford, 18 March, 1966.
Cambridge, United Kingdom, W Heffer & Sons. 1967, First Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Green bds with crisp Gilt title, pp 227 with numerous photo and figural illus, colour frontis, printed on quality high gloss paper. Only fault is light edge speckling to cloth else unworn, tight copy. Original DJ unworn. Overweight. Near Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 12076
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 89 | £UK 80.5 | JP¥ 10768]
Keywords: Magnification

 
BRUNNER, JOHN
The Brink
London, Victor Gollancz. 1959, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Noted SF authors first hardback though he had published 3 paperbacks prior to this. CONDITION Red bd with bright Gilt title (clean with bumped top front cnr) 192 pages. Copy is very bright and crisp with light spotting to edges. DJ is bright with lightly toned spine and a few nibbles. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 14646
USD 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 62.5 | £UK 56.5 | JP¥ 7538]

 
BULMER, H K (KENNETH)
Encounter in Space. Panther No. 29
London, United Kingdom, Hamilton & Co. 1952, First Edition. Soft Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. illus wraps, digest size, pp 127, crisp unread copy, sl age toned to end pages, minor wear to spine. Near Fine/N/A.
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Book number: 12433
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2692]

 
BULMER, H K (KENNETH); & CLARKE, A V (VINCE)
Space Treason. Panther
London, United Kingdom, Hamilton & Co. 1952, First Edition. Soft Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bulmers' first book very scarce. illus wraps, digest size, pp 112, crisp unread copy, sl chipped to spine. Near Fine/N/A.
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Book number: 12439
USD 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 75.75 | £UK 68.5 | JP¥ 9153]

 
BURKE, JONATHAN
Twilight of Reason. Panther No. 118
London, United Kingdom, Panther Books. 1954, First Edition. Soft Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. illus wraps, digest size, pp 159. Crisp unread copy with sl wear at spine heel, ink price to cover. Near Fine/N/A.
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Book number: 12436
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2692]

 
BURKETT, WILLIAM R
Sleeping Planet
London, Victor Gollancz. 1965, First Edition. (ISBN: 00000000000) Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Originally published in Anolog Magazine 1964. First edition of Authors first book. "Lulled into a coma by the exotic fumes from a strange plant, the people of Earth experienced terrible dreams while orange-skinned invaders begin taking control. But even as the planet slumbered to its downfall, a few Terrans miraculously remained awake. These were "The Unaffected" - men like Brad Donovan and Jimmy Rierson who battled the invaders with every weapon of technology and psychology at their disposal to prevent Earth from becoming a land of the living dead." CONDITION Red bds with bright gilt title (unworn) faded to spine ends, pp 297. Copy is bright and crisp with foxed edges and name inside front. DJ has loss to spine ends and wear to tips, spotting. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 15956
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 32.25 | JP¥ 4307]
Keywords: 00000000000

 
BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE
Synthetic Men of Mars
London, Methuen & Co. 1941, First Edition. (ISBN: 00000000000) Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First UK edition. 9th tale in the Barsoom series, originally 6 part series printed in Argosy Weekly 1939, US edition published 1940 CONDITION Orange cloth bds, 251 pages. Mostly bright internally, foxing to ends edges and spine, nicks to cloth at extremities, cup mark to front cover, name stamped inside front. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15954
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3230]
Keywords: 00000000000

 
DE CAMP, L. SPRAGUE
Rogue Queen
New York, U.S.A. Doubleday. 1951, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Has been in one collection since new and is in exceptionally good condition, wrapper sl rubbed to head and foot of spine which is sunned, has paper tape protection to inside. Beige bds with crisp Red title, not worn, interior tight and bright not inscribed. Complete with advertising cards for 2 later Edition p/b with their cover art. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 7608
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.25 | £UK 36.25 | JP¥ 4846]

 
CAMPBELL, JOHN W JNR
The Incredible Planet
Pensylvania, USA, Fantasy. 1949, First Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Has been in one collection since new and is in exceptionally good condition, wrapper art is by A.J. Donnell and is sl rubbed to head and foot of spine, has paper tape protection to inside. Purple bds with crisp Gilt title, not worn, interior tight and bright not. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 7609
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 107 | £UK 96.5 | JP¥ 12921]

 
CAMPBELL, JOHN W JNR
The Mightiest Machine
Rhode Island, USA, Hadley. 1947, First Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Pailthorpe, Robert. Has been in one collection since new and is in exceptionally good condition, wrapper has with sl. faded spine and light scuffed, very fresh not worn, has paper tape protection to inside. Red pebbled cloth bds with crisp Gilt title, not bumped or worn, interior tight and bright in unread state. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 7618
USD 170.00 [Appr.: EURO 151.25 | £UK 136.75 | JP¥ 18305]
Keywords: Pailthorpe, Robert

 
CARR, ROBERT SPENCER
Beyond Infinity
Pensylvania, USA, Fantasy. 1951, First Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Has been in one collection since new and is in exceptionally good condition, wrapper art is by Hannes Bok and is sl rubbed to head and foot of spine, has paper tape protection to inside. Teal bds with crisp Gilt title, not worn, interior tight and bright not inscribed. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 7610
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.25 | £UK 36.25 | JP¥ 4846]

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