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BARLOW, JAMES WILLIAM
The Immortals' Great Quest. Translated from an Unpublished Manuscript in the Library of a Continental University
London, Smith, elder & Co. 1909. First Edition, thus, under this title. Handsomely bound in vertically ribbed dark blue cloth stamped brightly in gold on the front boards and on the spine. Very clean and tight throughout. Worn at the corners and extremities. The hinges are tender. This copy has a yellow "Mudie's Select Library" label (2" x 3") at the top of the front paste-down with a black stamped "Sold & Not Exchangeable" below it. No other indications of the lending library origins. With 6 pages of ads for recent fiction from Smith, Elder, & Co. at the back. An attractive and collectible copy of this scarce utopian fantasy. (Note: Originally published as "History of a World of Immortals Without a God" by "Antares Skorpios"(pseud) in 1891) . "A short utopian novel with imaginative touches (the planet's hundred million inhabitants arrived all at once on the planet from somewhere else; if an individual's suffering reaches a certain level he simply vanishes and reappears at the planet's temperate South Pole; the northern and southern hemispheres of the planet are separated by a permanent wide belt of hurricane at the equator, impassable except by submarine) but the tone of the work is uncertain: it invokes Swift (the story is set contemporaneously with the appearance of Gulliverís Travels) in its contempt for mankind but it's not clear how much of the admiration for the alien culture is sincere, sarcastic or ambiguous." -Robert Eldridge.
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Book number: B344
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 449.75 | £UK 375 | JP„ 54672]
Catalogue: Science Fiction
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BRADBURY, RAY
The Martian Chronicles (Signed/Presentation copy)
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday & Company, 1951. Later printing. Bound in finely woven blue cloth stamped in red on the spine which is faded. The front and rear boards are faded, darkened along the edges; light flecking on the rear panel. This copy is inscribed & signed by Ray Bradbury: "For Oliver Evans with my sincere best wishes for a successful recovery and a good life--from Ray Bradbury (underscored) June 12, 1951(underscored)." Also inscribed beneath by Oliver: “For Marion, a born appreciator of things I would like to appreciate better than I do Oliver” In a supplied dust jacket from a later printing. with the price of $2.95 and .25" taller than the book. The Martian Chronicles is a 1950 science fiction short story collection byRay Bradbury that chronicles the colonization of Mars by humans fleeing from a troubled and eventually atomically devastated Earth, and the conflict between aboriginal Martians and the new colonists. The book lies somewhere in between a short story collection and an episodic novel, containing stories Bradbury originally published in the late 1940s in science fiction magazines. The stories were loosely woven together with a series of short, interstitial vignettes for publication. Bradbury has credited Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio and John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath as influences on the structure of the book. He has called it a "half-cousin to a novel" and "a book of stories pretending to be a novel". As such, it is similar in structure to Bradbury's short story collection, The Illustrated Man, which also uses a thin frame story to link various unrelated short stories. The Martian Chronicles follows a "future history" structure. The stories, complete in themselves, come together as episodes in a larger sequential narrative framework. The overall structure is in three parts, punctuated by two catastrophes: the near-extinction of the Martians and the parallel near-extinction of the human race. (Wikipedia) .
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Book number: B562
USD 1200.00 [Appr.: EURO 1079.25 | £UK 900 | JP„ 131212]
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CLARKE, ARTHUR C.
2010: Odyssey Two (Signed, Limited Edition) This is #209 of 650 signed copies.
Huntington Woods, MI, Phantasia Press, 1982. First Edition with matching dates of 1982 on the title and copyright pages and with "First Edition" slug on copyright page. Very handsomely bound in brown heavy woven cloth stamped brightly in white on the spine and on the front panel. A near-fine copy, virtually unread. With the faintest touch of fading to the top and bottom edges of the spine. In a near-fine striking pictorial dust jacket with the merest rubbing at the top and bottom of the spine ends. This is #209 of 650 signed copies. In a sturdy brown box which is sunfaded.2010: Odyssey Two explores the meaning of the strange monoliths and the nature of the intelligence behind them. The excitement and beauty of this new quest is certain to make 2010 a classic of science fiction. 2010: Odyssey Two is a 1982 science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C. Clarke. It is the sequel to the 1968 novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, but continues the story of Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation with the same title rather than Clarke's original novel, which differed from the film in some respects. Set in the year 2010, the plot centers on a joint Soviet-American mission aboard the Soviet spacecraft The Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. The mission has several objectives, including salvaging the spaceship Discovery and investigating the mysterious "monolith" discovered by Dave Bowman in 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novelin 1983.[1] The novel was adapted for the screen by Peter Hyams and released as a film in 1984. (Wikipedia) .
Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: B791
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 135 | £UK 112.5 | JP„ 16402]
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CRANE, ROBERT.
Hero's Walk.
NY. Ballantine Books. 1954. First Edition with 1954 on copyright page. NF in bright red woven cloth stamped brightly in black on the spine. In a pictorial dustjacket by Joseph Mugnaini reminiscent of his Fahrenheirt 451 dustjacket. With some darkening to the spine and light soiling at the top of the front panel. A collectible copy.
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Book number: 2802
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.5 | £UK 56.25 | JP„ 8201]
Catalogue: Science Fiction

 
CUMMINGS, RAY
The Man Who Mastered Time
Chicago, Illinois, A.C. McClurg & Co., 1929. First Edition with matching dates of 1929 on the title and copyright pages and the McClurg Acorn colophon in the center of the copyright page. Very handsomely bound in finely woven red cloth stamped brightly in black on the front boards and the spine. Very clean and tight thoughout with the former owner's name stamped at the top of the front paste-down. In a very good minus pictorial dustjacket with the original price of $2.00 at the top of the inside front flap which also features a photo of Ray Cummings smoking a pipe.The jacket has heavy chipping to the top and bottom of the spine ends. Some small pieces missing at the corners. Faintly stamped along the bottom of the jacket, just above the "A.C. McClurg & Co." slug is "Popular Edition," though this is clearly the first trade edition of the book and dustjacket published by A.C. McClurg & Co. He (Ray Cummings) is a Verne returned and a Wells going forward," remarked Bob Davis, dean of American magazine editors. "He is the American H.G. Wells," say other critics. Cummings has an unusual flair for things scientific as evidenced by the fact that while in Princetom University he accomplished the remarkable feat of absorbing three years' of physics in that many months. His five years' association with Thomas A. Edison as the latter's personal assistant also added to Cummings' scientific knowledge.
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Book number: B95
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 449.75 | £UK 375 | JP„ 54672]
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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.
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Book number: 7009
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 225 | £UK 187.5 | JP„ 27336]

 
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.
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Book number: 7009
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 225 | £UK 187.5 | JP„ 27336]

 
HEINLEIN, ROBERT A.
Assignment in Eternity.
Reading. Fantasy Press. 1953. First Edition. First issue binding. NF/NF in brick-red cloth with bright gilt lettering on spine in a superb, colorful dustjacket with only a touch of edgewear at the extremities. Splendid condition.
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Book number: 1359
USD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 314.75 | £UK 262.5 | JP„ 38270]
Catalogue: Science Fiction
Keywords: Fiction

 
HEINLEIN, ROBERT A.
Time for the Stars.
NY. Scribner's Sons. 1956. First Edition (With correct code letters A-8.5[v]. With splendid starry endpapers. VG/VG- in woven blue cloth stamped in black with "Torchship" design on front boards. In a heavily edge-rubbed and chipped dustjacket designed by Clifford N. Geary. There are several chips at the top and bottom of the spine and wear at the corners.With a 1" brown mark across letters "T and A" in stars. on the front panel. The jacket is also p/c, but you can see part of the "$" remaining on the flap edge. A reasonable copy of this "Torchship" sci-fi novel featuring twinsTom and Pat.
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Book number: 3116
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 112.5 | £UK 93.75 | JP„ 13668]
Catalogue: Science Fiction
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HERBERT, FRANK
EYE (Signed/limited Edition) Masterworks of Science Fiction and Fantasy illustrated by Jim Burns.
New York, Berkley Books, 1985. First Edition of this Limited Edition, 1985. Strikingly bound in pictorial cloth with characters depicted on the front and rear boards. Near fine in boards, a collectible copy. In a white linen slipcase with light soiling and scattered foxing on the spine.This is copy #103 of only 175 copies printed and signed on a special leaf with a monochromatic drawing of a stylized character. Near fine. A very handsome collectible, especially signed. Franklin Patrick Herbert Jr. (1920 ń1986) was an American science-fiction author best known for the 1965 novel Dune and its five sequels. Though he became famous for his novels, he also wrote short stories and worked as a newspaper journalist, photographer, book reviewer, ecological consultant, and lecturer. The Dune saga, set in the distant future, and taking place over millennia, explores complex themes, such as the long-term survival of the human species, human evolution, planetary science and ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics, economics and power in a future where humanity has long since developed interstellar travel and settled many thousands of worlds. Dune is the best-selling science fiction novel of all time,[2] and the whole series is widely considered to be among the classics of the genre. In Chapterhouse: Dune, he wrote,“All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted.” (Wikipedia) .
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Book number: B806
USD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 314.75 | £UK 262.5 | JP„ 38270]
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HODGSON, WILLIAM HOPE
The House on the Borderland and Other Novels
Sauk City, Arkham House, 1946. First Edition with matching dates of 1946 on the title and copyright pages and the limited to 3,000 copies statement at the last page. Handsomely bound in finely woven gleaning black cloth and stamped with bright gilt designs and lettering along the spine. Very clean and tight throughout. With a touch of fraying to the tops of the spine ends and wear to the bottom edges. In the striking, colorful dust jacket by Hannes Bok. The jacket has the original price of $5.00 at the top of the inside front flap, and the four colors on the front panel and on the spine are luminous. Several pieces of tape have been applied to the verso to strengthen the top and bottom of the spine ends and two corners. About 1" piece is missing from the top of the rear flap just taking off the first letters of a few lines. Overall,a very solid copy of this important volume with only 3,000 copies printed. William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918) was an English author. He produced a large body of work, consisting of essays, short fiction, and novels, spanning several overlapping genres including horror, fantastic fiction and science fiction. Hodgson used his experiences at sea to lend authentic detail to his short horror stories, many of which are set on the ocean, including his series of linked tales forming the "Sargasso Sea Mythos.” His novels such as The Night Land and The House on the Borderland feature more cosmic themes, but several of his novels also focus on horrors associated with the sea. Early in his writing career he dedicated effort to poetry, although few of his poems were published during his lifetime. He also attracted some notice as a photographer and achieved some renown as a bodybuilder. He died in World War I at the age of 40.
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Book number: B445
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 449.75 | £UK 375 | JP„ 54672]
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HUBBARD, L. RON.
Typewriter in the Sky and Fear.
NY. Gnome Press. 1951. First Edition. VG+/VG- in woven orange cloth stamped in black on the spine and front boards with drawing of an eye and typewriter ribbon spool. In VG- white dustjacket which has darkened spine and light foxing on the verso and rear panel. With 3" rubbed/abraded strip at the bottom edge of the front panel. Lightly soiled and foxed throughout.
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Book number: 2288
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 225 | £UK 187.5 | JP„ 27336]
Catalogue: Science Fiction

 
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.
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Book number: 7107
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 449.75 | £UK 375 | JP„ 54672]

 
LOVECRAFT, H.P. AND AUGUST DERLETH.
The Survivor and Others.
Sauk City. Arkham House. 1957. First Edition. Only 2000 copies printed. Dedicated to: Donald Wandrei. VG+/VG+ in gleaming black woven cloth stamped in gilt on the spine. With the faintest touch of wear to the top of the spine. In a VG complete dustjacket with original price "$3.00" on inside front flap. Lightly rubbed at the top and bottom of the spine and at the corners. Darkening to the rear panel, and some edge-rubbing to the bottom quarter of the front and rear folds.
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Book number: 4123
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 135 | £UK 112.5 | JP„ 16402]
Catalogue: Science Fiction

 
PANGBORN, EDGAR.
A Mirror for Observers.
NY. Doubleday & Co. 1954. First Edition. Winner of the 1955 International Fantasy Award for best novel. VG+/VG in black boards stamped in yellow. In lightly worn d/w which has wear, tiny tears, and creases at the top and bottom of the spine.
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Book number: 1681
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 180 | £UK 150 | JP„ 21869]
Catalogue: Science Fiction

 
BRADBURY RAY.
Dark Carnival (His First Book)
Sauk City, WI, Arkham House, 1947. First Edition with matching dates of 1947 on the title and copyright pages. And "Three thousand copies of this book have been printed." on the last page. Handsomely bound in finely woven black Novelex cloth and stamped brightly in gilt on the spine. Very clean and tight throughout; with some glue residue and related foxing to the front and rear paste-downs. Bookplate of sci-fi collector Daniel W. Lee on the front paste-down. In a heavily edge-rubbed and worn dust jacket with the price of $3.00 at the top of the front inside flap. The jacket is the creation of George Barrows, a California photographer. Chips and small pieces missing at the top and bottom of the spine ends and at the corners. Foxing along the top edge of the rear panel and the tops of the flaps. Scattered foxing to the verso of the dust jacket as well. A handsome, place-holding copy the maestro's first book. Dark Carnival was Bradbury's first published book. 3,112 copies were printed byArkham House, under the editorial direction of August Derleth. All but six of the stories had been first published elsewhere, although Bradbury revised some of the texts. Fifteen of the 27 stories were reprinted in The October Country in 1955, some in revised form. Those stories are "The Next in Line", "Skeleton", "The Jar", "The Lake", "The Emissary", "The Small Assassin", "The Crowd", "Jack-in-the-Box", "The Scythe", "Uncle Einar", "The Wind", "The Man Upstairs", "There Was an Old Woman", "The Cistern" and "The Homecoming". Of the remainder, eight have been reprinted in one or more collections. "The Traveler" and "The Coffin" are in The Stories of Ray Bradbury "The Night" is in The Stories of Ray Bradbury and The Small Assassin, a British-only collection "Let's Play 'Poison'" is in Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales andThe Small Assassin "The Tombstone" is in The Toynbee Convector and The Small Assassin "The Smiling People", "The Dead Man" and "The Handler" are in Bradbury Storiesand The Small Assassin. "The Night Sets", "The Maiden", "Reunion" and "Interim" have not been anthologized as of 2010. For many years, Bradbury did not permit Dark Carnival to be reprinted, since updated versions of many of the stories were collected as The October Country. However, a limited edition of Dark Carnival, with five extra stories and a new introduction by Bradbury, was printed by Gauntlet Press in 2001. (Wikipedia) .
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Book number: B561
USD 850.00 [Appr.: EURO 764.5 | £UK 637.5 | JP„ 92942]
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STAPLEDON, OLAF.
Last and First Men. A History of the Near and Far Future.
NY. Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith. 1931. First Edition. With "First Published in America, 1931" at the top of the copyright page. "In this sociological romance, a story of Man and the Universe, the author has undertaken an imaginative survey of a possible future for mankind which in scope and substance, according to distinguished critics, surpasses any of the speculations of Samuel Butler, William Morris, or H.G. Wells." VG+/VG- in woven purple cloth stamped in gold on the spine. Clean, tight, and unmarked. With some leeching to the purple color at the top edge of the front panel. In an artistic dustjacket by Arthur Hawkins who designed some of William Faulkner's book jackets (e.g., "These Thirteen," and "Dr. Martino"). Hawkings depicts a futuristic city on the front panel. With wear and rubbing to the corners and a thumbnail-sized piece missing at the top of the spine and smaller chips at the top edge of the front panel. The jacket has the original price of "$2.50" at the bottom of the front flap.
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Book number: 4248
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 135 | £UK 112.5 | JP„ 16402]
Catalogue: Science Fiction
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STEWART, GEORGE R.
Earth Abides.
NY. Random House. 1949. First Edition (First Printing) stated. A fantastic story envisioning the near-total destruction of the human race in the wake of the outbreak of a lethal disease. VG+/VG- in crisp, woven two-tone blue cloth stamped in silver on the spine. In a heavily chipped and edge-rubbed dustjacket with its original price of $3.00. With name in ink on the free front endpaper.
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Book number: 2596
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 225 | £UK 187.5 | JP„ 27336]
Catalogue: Science Fiction
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WOLLHEIM, DONALD A.
The Secret of Saturn's Rings.
Philadelphia. John C. Winston Company. 1954. First Edition. With "First Edition" stated on the copyright page. With wonderful dustjacket and endpaper designs by Alex Schomburg. The front panel of the jacket features a rocket ship taking off over Saturn's vibrantly colorful but barren landscape. VG-/VG- in woven black cloth stamped brightly in orange on the spine. Faint ring stain on the front boards. In a colorful, pictorial dustjacket with chipping to the top and bottom of the spine and rubbing at the corners. The jacket is worn and has a closed tear near the "R" in Rigns on the front panel as well as a name in ink at the bottom of the inside flap and several ink lines through a few titles listed on the rear panel, which I presume denotes titles already read. With the original price of $2.00 on the inside front flap.
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Book number: 3807
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 90 | £UK 75 | JP„ 10934]
Catalogue: Science Fiction
Keywords: Fiction

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