Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare Books: Fantasy
found: 12 books

 
DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN. (WITH SPLENDID FULL-PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS. GREAT FRONTISPIECE AND NUMEROUS OTHER PLATES.)
The Poison Belt. Being an Account of Another Amazing Adventure of Professor Challenger.
NY. Hodder and Stoughton. George H. Doran Company. 1913. First Edition. With "Copyright, 1913 by A. Conan Doyle" on the copyright page. VG- in bright red woven cloth with wear to the extremities, and fraying and rubbing to the spine ends and the corners. Very bright gilt lettering on the front boards and lightly dulled gilt lettering on the spine. Name in ink (John M. Ulrich) at the top of the front endpaper and Mr. Ulrich's stamp (JMU) in blue ink at the bottom of the front and rear paste-downs. Otherwise, a clean, tight, handsome copy of this Professor Challenger Adventure.
Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 4269
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 135 | £UK 112.75 | JP• 16423]
Catalogue: Sci-Fi, Fantasy

 
GALE, ZONA.
Romance Island.
Indianapolis. The Bobbs-Merrill Company. 1906. First Edition. With "copyright 1906" "The Bobbs-Merrill Company" and "October" on the copyright page. With "Press of Braunworth & Co Bookbinders and Printers Brooklyn, N.Y." at the bottom of the copyright page. With color frontispiece by Hermann C. Wall. In the very scarce pictorial dustwrapper. NF/VG+ In finely woven vertically ribbed green boards stamped brightly in white and orange on the spine and front panel. Decorated with an exotic figure surmounted with snake heads, all in white, against an orange background on the front boards. Extremely clean, tight, and fine throughout. (Please click camera icon.) In the very scarce pictorial dustwrapper with a pictorial front panel depicting several men on the edge of a cliff overlooking a pink city with a pinkish castle surmounting the opposite hill. With title, author and "Bobbs Merrill" on the front panel and spine, but with no other printing or information on the flaps or rear panel which has several faint bubbles caused by a spray of gingerale or champagne. A lovely item. Very scarce Bleiler title in dustjacket.
Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 4143
USD 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 674.5 | £UK 562.75 | JP• 82113]
Catalogue: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Keywords: Fiction

 
LE GUIN, URSULA K.
The Dispossessed. An Ambiguous Utopia.
New York. Harper & Row. 1974. First Edition with the statement: "First Edition" on the copyright page. Nebula Award Winner, 1974; Hugo Award Winner, 1975. With Drawings by Ruth Robbins. With Ursula Le Guin's specially signed Dragon Bookplate signed by her. A very handsome copy bound in finely woven grey-green cloth spine stamped brightly in black. With light green paper-covered boards. Very clean and tight throughout. With green endpapers. In a colorful pictorial dustjacket with wrap-around art designed by Fred Winkowski. Price-clipped, but with the code "0574" at the bottom of the front inside flap. Very clean and crisp dustjacket with a touch of edgewear along the top. With her personal dragon bookplate signed by Ursula Le Guin laid in at the front.
Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 7009
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 225 | £UK 187.75 | JP• 27371]

 
LE GUIN, URSULA K.
The Dispossessed. An Ambiguous Utopia.
New York. Harper & Row. 1974. First Edition with the statement: "First Edition" on the copyright page. Nebula Award Winner, 1974; Hugo Award Winner, 1975. With Drawings by Ruth Robbins. With Ursula Le Guin's specially signed Dragon Bookplate signed by her. A very handsome copy bound in finely woven grey-green cloth spine stamped brightly in black. With light green paper-covered boards. Very clean and tight throughout. With green endpapers. In a colorful pictorial dustjacket with wrap-around art designed by Fred Winkowski. Price-clipped, but with the code "0574" at the bottom of the front inside flap. Very clean and crisp dustjacket with a touch of edgewear along the top. With her personal dragon bookplate signed by Ursula Le Guin laid in at the front.
Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 7009
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 225 | £UK 187.75 | JP• 27371]

 
HYDER, ALAN.
Vampires Overhead.
London. Phillip Allan. 1935. First Edition with "First Published...1935" stated on the copyright page. A very good copy bound in orange cloth and stamped in black on the spine. With soiling and stray marks to the cloth boards. Light wear along the edges of the spine. Clean and tight throughout. With 8 pages of Philip Allen & Co. Limited books for sale: "2/6 Library of Popular Fiction" ads. A collectible copy.
Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 7107
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 449.75 | £UK 375.25 | JP• 54742]

 
LINDGREN, ASTRID.
The Brothers Lionheart.
London, Sydney, Auckland, Toronto. Hodder and Stoughton. 1979. Third Edition, published in 1979. "Third Impression" stated. With splendid illustrations by Ilon Wikland. "The two brothers, Jonathan and Karl Ion, have died in this life and are now living in the beautiful land of Nangiyala. Jonathan is as handsome and brave as a saga prince, but little Karl is plain and less stout-hearted. Yet when danger threatens the adjoining valley, and Jonathan sets out to help his enslaved countrymen, it is Karl who travels along throughj the hostile mountains to find him, and reaches Wild Rose Valley where the evil Tengil rules supreme." Replete with dragons... NF/ VG+ in woven navy blue paper-covered boards stamped brightly in gilt on the spine. A splendid, unread copy. Very clean, crisp, and tight. In a very colorful, pictorial jacket featuring two brothers on a Horse facing a fierce dragon. With the original price of "£3.95 net in UK" at the bottom of the front inside flap. Overall, a handsome, collectible copy of this delightful book.
Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 4188
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.5 | £UK 56.5 | JP• 8211]
Keywords: Fiction

 
NICHOLS, ROBERT.
Fantastica: Being "The Smile of the Sphinx" and Other Tales of the Imagination.
NY. Macmillan Co. 1923. First Edition. With "Published September 1923" on the copyright page. Three fantastic and philosophical tales of which The London Times Literary Supplement said: "Into this parable Mr. Nichols has thrown all his indigiation, all his fear of industrial slavery and of misapplied herd psychology, all his faith in Christianity as the one liberating symbol." It is a biting satire on the methods of the captains of industry. NF/VG+ in clean crisp woven blue cloth stamped brightly in gold on the front boards and the spine. Very clean and tight throughout. In a worn and edge-rubbed brown dustjakacket printed in blue and orange. With creases and tears and chipping to the top and bottom of the spine.
Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 3839
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45 | £UK 37.75 | JP• 5474]
Catalogue: Fantasy

 
PULLMAN, PHILIP.
The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials III.
London. Scholastic Press. David Fickling Books. 2000. First Edition. With "First Published by Scholastic Ltd, 2000" and the complete number line ending in "1" of: 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 on the copyright page. "The Amber Spyglass" forms the third and concluding volume of Philip Pullman's masterpiece, the "His Dark Materials" trilogy, which was begun by "Northern Lights" and continued in "The Subtle Knife." A superb copy in the original black woven cloth stamped brightly in gilt. Tight and clean throughout. Virtually mint. With bright gold lettering on the front boards and along the spine. In a striking pictorial dustjacket with the gleaming and iridescent amber spyglass against a luminous orange background on the front panel of the jacket. The original price of UK £14.99 is at the blottom of the inside front jacket flap. A splendidly collectible book.
Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 6984
USD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 314.75 | £UK 262.75 | JP• 38320]

 
PULLMAN, PHILIP.
The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials II.
London. Scholastic Press. 1997. First Edition. With "First Published by Scholastic Ltd, 1997" and the complete number line ending in "1" of: 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 on the copyright page. "The Subtle Knife is the second part of a story in three volumes, which was begun by "Northern Lights." This volume moves between three universes: the universe of "Northern Lights," which is like ours but different in many ways; the universe we know; and a third universe, which differs from ours in other ways again." Signed by the author, Philip Pullman, on the title page in blue ink and underscored with a line. A superb copy in the original dark green woven cloth stamped brightly in gilt. Tight and clean throughout. Virtually mint. With the bright gold dagger covering the front boards, and bright gilt lettering along the spine. In a striking pictorial dustjacket with the gleaming and iridescent dagger against a luminous green background on the front panel of the jacket. The original price of UK £12.99 is at the blottom of the inside front jacket flap. A splendidly collectible book, especially signed directly by the author on the title page.
Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 6983
USD 1200.00 [Appr.: EURO 1079.25 | £UK 900.5 | JP• 131381]

 
TOLKIEN, J.R.R.
Farmer Giles of Ham.
Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1950. First Edition. With "First Published in the U.S.A. in 1950" at the top of the copyright page. "Printed in Great Britain" at the bottom of the copyright page. VG+/ G+ in crisp, clean woven blue cloth stamped in black with long-tailed dragon drawing on the front boards and black lettering on the spine. With only the lightest touch of rubbing to the extremities. In a heavily chipped and torn dustjacket, missing two thumbnail-sized pieces at the top and bottom of the front panel. With the original price of "$2.00" and "10 up" at the top of the front inside flap. Name and date in ink on the rear free endpaper.
Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 2378
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 135 | £UK 112.75 | JP• 16423]
Catalogue: Fantasy

 
TOLKIEN, J.R.R.
The Silmarillion.
London. George Allen & Unwin. 1977. First Edition. With "First published in 1977" on the copyright page and the "William Clowes & Sons" imprint. With maps and genealogical tables by Tolkien. First issue dustjacket without price. NF/NF in woven blue cloth stamped in gold on the spine. In a colorful, crisp, and near-perfect dustjacket with one tiny mark on the rear panel. Quite scarce in this condition.
Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 3694
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 225 | £UK 187.75 | JP• 27371]
Catalogue: Fantasy

 
TOLKIEN, J.R.R.
Smith of Wootton Major.
Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1967. First Edition. With "First Printing" on copyright page. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. NF/VG in clean, crisp tannish linen cloth stamped in gilt on the spine with a green vignette of a medieval couple seated before a fire on the front boards. In a complete, attractive dustjacket featuring a photo of J.R.R.Tolkien on the rear panel and a fantastical drawing on the front panel which is lightly soiled along the edges.
Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 2379
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.5 | £UK 56.5 | JP• 8211]
Catalogue: Fantasy

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