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  • ERSKINE, Douglas (pseud. of John Stuart Buchan, 1852- )
    A BIT OF ATLANTIS. Illustrated by H. Julien and R.G. Mathews.

    Edition: First Edition

    Montreal: A.T. Chapman, 1900. Octavo, red cloth gilt lettered. pp (iv), 197, (3) + 9 plates; chart and map in text. Endpapers are lightly yellowed, with a few small foxing spots; else a fine and bright copy, no owner names, no rubbing or sunning, very nice. Watters p. 253. Bleiler (1978) p. 69. Reginald 04926 (neither Bleiler nor Reginald noting pseudonymous authorship). Not in Ketterer, nor in Colombo, Canadian SF & F. Dedicated "To My Honored Friend Sir J. William Dawson", who had been his professor in his student days. The author acknowledges his debt to Ignatius Donnelly in his long introductory discourse on the subject of Atlantis (pp 11-49). Matthews' illustrations are rather good classic fantasy illustration of…

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    Montreal: A.T. Chapman, 1900. Octavo, red cloth gilt lettered. pp (iv), 197, (3) + 9 plates; chart and map in text. Endpapers are lightly yellowed, with a few small foxing spots; else a fine and bright copy, no owner names, no rubbing or sunning, very nice. Watters p. 253. Bleiler (1978) p. 69. Reginald 04926 (neither Bleiler nor Reginald noting pseudonymous authorship). Not in Ketterer, nor in Colombo, Canadian SF & F. Dedicated "To My Honored Friend Sir J. William Dawson", who had been his professor in his student days. The author acknowledges his debt to Ignatius Donnelly in his long introductory discourse on the subject of Atlantis (pp 11-49). Matthews' illustrations are rather good classic fantasy illustration of the period. There is only one plate (at p. 152) by Henri Julien, the Montreal artist who was the best Canadian political cartoonist of his day. John Stuart Buchan (not to be confused with John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir) was a McGill graduate and a Montreal lawyer. This seems to be his only book. A scarce Canadian fantasy / lost race novel (there were few pre-20th century Canadian SF&F novels). "A descendant of the ancient Atlanteans, in the company of a group of people, locates an island which was once a part of Atlantis and finds some relics there, including an account of its last days. The island, perhaps inevitably, sinks beneath the waves at the end of the story." - Locke, Spectrum of Fantasy.

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    Book ID: 19727
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  • DE MORGAN, William
    A LIKELY STORY

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Henry Frowde, 1911. Octavo, green cloth stamped in black and gilt. pp [2], x, 344. Spine a bit sunned, yellowing to page edges, small ink name at front, else a near fine copy. Made from UK sheets. Bleiler De Morgan was the leading ceramic artist of the Arts and Crafts Movement and a long-time friend of William Morris who became a successful novelist later in life. Supernatural interest. A painted porrait which spoke? Pokes fun a psychic researchers. Bleiler (1978) p 60. A scarce issue.

    Book ID: 39648
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  • SULLIVAN, Alan
    A LITTLE WAY AHEAD

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Dutton, 1930. Red patterned cloth lettered in black. pp 316, [2]. Spine lightly darkened, else a VG clean and unworn copy, no owner names. A fantasy novel. "An ordinary man, suddenly becoming prescient, makes money on the Stock Exchange, but is doomed by personal flaws; and after his gift deserts him has one final vision: of himself as a suicide." - SFE / The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. AMICUS locates this American edition at LAC only.; Octavo

    Book ID: 49345
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  • VON DEGEN (pseud. of Baroness Ann von Rabe) (Ann Crawford)
    A MYSTERY OF THE CAMPAGNA and A SHADOW ON A WAVE

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1891. Narrow octavo. Original light brown fexible cloth boards decorated and lettered in brown on front cover and spine. Fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. pp (4), 203. Partially cracked inner hinges very neatly repaired; old Boston bookseller's ticket at front; light tanning to page edges; spine very lightly darkened and book just a mite leaned; else a VG+ clean, tight, unworn and attractive copy, no owner names.The third volume in the publisher's "The Unknown Library" series. Published in London by Fisher Unwin in 1891 as no. 3 in "The Pseudonymn Library". Bleiler p. 201 (vampires and ghosts). Reginald 14731. Ann von Rabe was the elder sister of the popular novelist F. Marion Crawford.…

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    New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1891. Narrow octavo. Original light brown fexible cloth boards decorated and lettered in brown on front cover and spine. Fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. pp (4), 203. Partially cracked inner hinges very neatly repaired; old Boston bookseller's ticket at front; light tanning to page edges; spine very lightly darkened and book just a mite leaned; else a VG+ clean, tight, unworn and attractive copy, no owner names.The third volume in the publisher's "The Unknown Library" series. Published in London by Fisher Unwin in 1891 as no. 3 in "The Pseudonymn Library". Bleiler p. 201 (vampires and ghosts). Reginald 14731. Ann von Rabe was the elder sister of the popular novelist F. Marion Crawford. A MYSTERY OF THE CAMPAGNA is a noted vampire story. "A novelette and a short novel, respectively. In the former, operatic composer falls victim to classical lamia, very reminiscent in plot and treatment to Gautier's vampiresses. 'A Shadow on a Wave' non-supernatural, love and death in Venice, an artist's obsession with beautiful unattainable subject. "- Robert Knowlton. A scarce and somewhat fragile edition.

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    Book ID: 40367
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  • A NIGHT WITH JUPITER and other fantastic stories by FORD, Charles Henri, editor
    FORD, Charles Henri, editor
    A NIGHT WITH JUPITER and other fantastic stories

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Dennis Dobson, 1947. Blue cloth. Yellowing to page edges and lightly to text , else fine. Jacket is only fair - yellowed and rubbed spine has a small hole, large chips to ends; chips along top edges of panels. Book designed by Parker Tyler. Short stories by Henry Miller (2), Miguel Asturias, Clay Perry, Giorgio di Chirico, Paul Childs, Montagu O'Reilly, Ramon J. Sender, Leo Poch, Lydia Cabrera, Leonora Carrington (2), Paul Bowles (at age 8 plus 2 translations), Alva N. Turner, and Raymond Roussel. Illustrations by Alexander Calder, Pavel Tchelitchew, Yves Tanguy Man Ray, Klee, Ernst, others. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 53538
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  • A NIGHT WITH JUPITER and other fantastic stories by FORD, Charles Henri, editor
    FORD, Charles Henri, editor
    A NIGHT WITH JUPITER and other fantastic stories

    Edition: First printing

    New York: View Editions / Vanguard Press, 1945. Black cloth. Yellowing to page edges, faint damp marks to front cover, else fine. Jacket has modest wear to spine ends; rear panel lightly soiled with a couple tears; VG otherwise. Book designed by Parker Tyler. Short stories by Henry Miller (2), Miguel Asturias, Clay Perry, Giorgio di Chirico, Paul Childs, Montagu O'Reilly, Ramon J. Sender, Leo Poch, Lydia Cabrera, Leonora Carrington (2), Paul Bowles (at age 8 plus 2 translations), Alva N. Turner, and Raymond Roussel. Illustrations by Alexander Calder, Pavel Tchelitchew, Yves Tanguy Man Ray, Klee, Ernst, others.

    Book ID: 44263
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  • WRIGHT, Ronald
    A SCIENTIFIC ROMANCE (SIGNED)

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Knopf Canada, 1997. Black boards. Very light tan flecks to bottom page edges, else fine in fine jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. The first novel of this acclaimed travel writer. "It is 1999, in London, England. David Lambert, museum curator and specialist in Victorian machinery recei ves startling information about the return of H.G. Wells's time machine from the 19th century. Sceptical but intrigued, he investigages and finds himself hurled far into the next millennium and to the biggest archaeological dig of all time." The novel won the David Higham Prize for Fiction in the UK, and was A Book of the Year at The Sunday Times and an Editor's Choice at The New York Times. This copy…

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    Toronto: Knopf Canada, 1997. Black boards. Very light tan flecks to bottom page edges, else fine in fine jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. The first novel of this acclaimed travel writer. "It is 1999, in London, England. David Lambert, museum curator and specialist in Victorian machinery recei ves startling information about the return of H.G. Wells's time machine from the 19th century. Sceptical but intrigued, he investigages and finds himself hurled far into the next millennium and to the biggest archaeological dig of all time." The novel won the David Higham Prize for Fiction in the UK, and was A Book of the Year at The Sunday Times and an Editor's Choice at The New York Times. This copy was used for promotional purposes for the Vintage Canada paperback reprint and has a 1 June, 1998, promotional sheet from the publisher laid in.; Signed by Author 0676970567

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    Book ID: 7526
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  • A SENSE OF REALITY by GREENE, Graham
    GREENE, Graham
    A SENSE OF REALITY

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Viking, 1963. Cream and light blue cloth, green top page edges. Slight sunning to green top edges, else fine, now owner names. Dust jacket has just a touch of rubbing to tips of ends of only faintly yellowed spine; light dust soiling to white rear panel; else fine. An unusually nice copy of this collection of four stories, some with fantasy elements.

    Book ID: 2884
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  • A SPECTER IS HAUNTING TEXAS by LEIBER, Fritz
    LEIBER, Fritz
    A SPECTER IS HAUNTING TEXAS

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Walker, 1969. Black boards, pink top page edges. Page edges tanned, as usual, else fine in fine jacket, flap price intact, no owner names. Jacket art by Jack Gaughan. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 39686
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  • ELLISON, Harlan
    A TOUCH OF INFINITY / THE MAN WITH NINE LIVES

    Edition: First printing

    New York: 1960. Mass market paperback, Ace Double D-413. Very small splits to spine folds at ends, very small chip to top inner corner of THE MAN WITH NINE LIVES; small abrasion to lower inner corner of A TOUCH OF INFINITY, with a tiny corner chip and corner crease to first leaf of same; VG clean copy otherwise. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 46914
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  • BLACKWOOD, Algernon
    "About the Moravians", an article contained on pp. 166-71 of The Methodist Magazine...W.H. Withrow, editor, Volume XXXIII, Jan.-June, 1891

    Toronto: William Briggs, 1891. Octavo. Blue bevel-edge decorated pebble grain cloth stamped in black, blind and gilt. (4), iv, (3)-634, (2) pp. A fine, lovely, extraordinarily nice copy. Algernon Blackwood's THIRD APPEARANCE IN PRINT. In Toronto for a time as a "remittance man", Blackwood started his writing career as a journalist. He published 6 signed articles in this Canadian Methodist perodical between Dec., 1890 and June, 1893, and the present half-year volume contains the third of the six. The title of his first appeara nce in print, in the Dec. 1890 issue, was "Christmas in England". Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Book ID: 2158
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  • Levack, Daniel J. H. (Roger Zelazny)
    Amber Dreams: A Roger Zelazny Bibliography. With Annotations by Darrell Schweitzer, Janny Wurts, Jeff Levin and Tom Whitmore.

    Edition: First Edition

    San Francisco: Underwood / Miller, 1983. Pictorial cloth without jacket, as issued. pp (152). Illustrated. Fine copy. There were 500 copies in hardcover. This is one of the 300 regular copies, and though not called for, it is SIGNED BY ZELAZNY on the title page.; Octavo.; Signed by Author 0934438404

    Book ID: 51047
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  • ANGEL WITH THE SWORD by CHERRYH, C.J.
    CHERRYH, C.J.
    ANGEL WITH THE SWORD

    Edition: First pinting

    New York: DAW, 1985. Inscribed by Author; Octavo, black cloth & boards. Text paper lightly toned, as usual, else a fne copy. Dust jacket has creases to the surface lamination along the spine (manufacturing flaw), else fine, flap price intact. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. ; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 37949
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  • ELLISON, Harlan
    ANGRY CANDY

    Edition: First trade printing

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Black cloth & boards. Fine copy. Price-clipped dust jacket has minor rubbing, near fine. The Easton Press edition preceded by one week. 0395483077

    Book ID: 46608
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  • HAGGARD, H. Rider
    AYESHA: the return of She

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: William Briggs, 1905. Blue grey cloth gilt. pp 384 + reddish brown frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 other plates by Maurice Greiffenhagen. Mild rubbing to spine ends; several short dark streaks to front cover; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; tidy ink owner at front; text paper a little toned as always; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, gilt bright. The sequel to his very popular SHE (1887). "Guided by a vision, an Englishman and his companion search the mountains of Asia for the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian priestess." Published on the same day in 1905 in the UK and the US. This Canadian issue uses the same binding design as the US edition. Scarcer…

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    Toronto: William Briggs, 1905. Blue grey cloth gilt. pp 384 + reddish brown frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 other plates by Maurice Greiffenhagen. Mild rubbing to spine ends; several short dark streaks to front cover; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; tidy ink owner at front; text paper a little toned as always; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, gilt bright. The sequel to his very popular SHE (1887). "Guided by a vision, an Englishman and his companion search the mountains of Asia for the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian priestess." Published on the same day in 1905 in the UK and the US. This Canadian issue uses the same binding design as the US edition. Scarcer than either the UK or US editions. For the record, Haggard says the name is pronounced "Assha".

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    Book ID: 43177
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  • PARABELLUM (pseud. of Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff, 1871-1935)
    BANZAI !

    Edition: First US Edition

    Leipzig / New York: Theodor Weicher / Baker & Taylor, 1909. Red cloth. pp (xii), 320 + frontispiece and 2 plates. Spine sunned with gilt lettering dull; bruises and small tears to lower edge of front cover; ink initials at front; page edges yellowed; bit of wear to outer corners; VG otherwise. A yellow peril imaginary war novel involving a Japanese invasion of America in which the Pacific Fleet is destroyed and Japanese and Chinese-Americans rise up in rebellion. One plate shows American artillery vs Japanese dirigibles fighting it out over Oregon. A detailed, highly racist story according to Clareson. Reginald 6253, Bleiler (1978) p 154, Clareson, SF in America p. 134. Original German edition was in 1908.

    Book ID: 41780
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  • BID TIME RETURN by MATHESON, Richard
    MATHESON, Richard
    BID TIME RETURN

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Viking, 1975. White cloth spine lettered in gilt and copper, tan boards. Very faint yellowing to page edges; very small corner bruise and soft crease to upper outer rear cover; covers have the slightest of splaying; a very nearly fine copy overall, no previous owner names. The white dust jacket has light sunning to the dark pink spine lettering, as usual; tiny nicks and a couple of tiny chips to edges; soft vertical creases to inner margins of panels (the jacket was applied just a little off centre, with the "V" of "Viking" positioned on the rear spine fold) ; else fine, flap price intact. Quite a nice copy of this cheaply made (perfect bound) book, the…

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    New York: Viking, 1975. White cloth spine lettered in gilt and copper, tan boards. Very faint yellowing to page edges; very small corner bruise and soft crease to upper outer rear cover; covers have the slightest of splaying; a very nearly fine copy overall, no previous owner names. The white dust jacket has light sunning to the dark pink spine lettering, as usual; tiny nicks and a couple of tiny chips to edges; soft vertical creases to inner margins of panels (the jacket was applied just a little off centre, with the "V" of "Viking" positioned on the rear spine fold) ; else fine, flap price intact. Quite a nice copy of this cheaply made (perfect bound) book, the basis for the film "Somewhere in Time", starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, and Christopher Plummer. Nice copies like this one are currently quite scarce on the market, and this is one of this author's most in-demand books amongst collectors.

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    Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

    Book ID: 16811
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  • Ingalls, Rachel
    BINSTEAD'S SAFARI

    Edition: First printing

    London: Faber, 1983. Author's third novel. Tan boards. Fine in fine jacket. "Following a decade of silence, Ingalls began to produce works which boldly wed an absorption in the subtle nuances of quotidian experience with a strain of eerie, exalted fantasy. MRS CALIBAN (1982) and BINSTEAD'S SAFARI (1983) both evoke the conflicted romantic coupling of a bored, alienated housewife with a supernatural entity -- a froglike humanoid in the former book, a shapeshifter tribal shaman in the latter." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 499.; Octavo 057113016X

    Book ID: 43022
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  • McGRATH, Patrick
    BLOOD AND WATER and other tales

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Poseidon Press, 1988. Cloth & boards. Fine copy. Jacket has slight yellowing to flaps, else fine. Author's first book.

    Book ID: 43067
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  • MOORCOCK, Michael
    BREAKFAST IN THE RUINS

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Random, c1971, 1974. Blue cloth & mauve boards. Edges of boards lightly sunned; damp spots to lower front board and inside of front panel of jacket, VG otherwise in near fine jacket, flap price intact.

    Book ID: 43146
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