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  • MERRITT, Abraham (A. Merritt, 1884-1943)
    THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Privately Printed, 1942. Octavo, dark blue cloth gilt, blue endpapers. pp [2], (6), 188, [4] + portrait. Tidy ink name at front, yellowing to page edges, else a VG unworn copy, without jacket as issued. A book about the stories behind some of the stories published in The American Weekly, of which he was editor. Includes one story about some Inuit of the Belcher Islands in Hudson's Bay who thought the second coming of Christ was upon them and killed each other.

    Book ID: 43148
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  • ROBERTS, John Maddox
    THE STRAYED SHEEP OF CHARUN.

    Edition: First printing

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1977. Inscribed by Author; Black boards. Tiny abrasion to front cover, remainder spray to lower page edges; else fine. Jacket has nicks to spine tips; red spine imprint sunned; rubbing to foot of spine; white spine very slightly tanned; else fine. Signed by the author in full on title page, and further, inscribed by the author on the facing page "For Edward, It's good to have international fans. All the best, John". Author's first novel. "The world's most powerful religions decided to reclaim the pagan planet." - jacket.; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 6799
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  • PAGE, P.K. ("Judith Cape")
    THE SUN AND THE MOON. By Judith Cape (pseud.)

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1944. Octavo, green cloth gilt lettered. pp (x), 200, (2). Library discard: spine sunned, page edges yellowed, rubber stamps, remains of pouch at rear, small tan soil spots to pp 8-9; just a good, sound copy, but no call letters on spine. The major Canadian poet's first regular book, a poetic novel with fantasy elements. Page (in her life as a painter, known as P.K. Irwin), has been awarded many prizes, including the G-G's Award in 1954. The book,"[A]s an example of a genre it suggests Hawthorne's BLITHEDALE ROMANCE, Bulwer Lytton's ZANONI and Rider Haggard's SHE. Like many romances, THE SUN AND THE MOON is incredible on the level of social realism, but on the psychological /allegorical…

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    Toronto: Macmillan, 1944. Octavo, green cloth gilt lettered. pp (x), 200, (2). Library discard: spine sunned, page edges yellowed, rubber stamps, remains of pouch at rear, small tan soil spots to pp 8-9; just a good, sound copy, but no call letters on spine. The major Canadian poet's first regular book, a poetic novel with fantasy elements. Page (in her life as a painter, known as P.K. Irwin), has been awarded many prizes, including the G-G's Award in 1954. The book,"[A]s an example of a genre it suggests Hawthorne's BLITHEDALE ROMANCE, Bulwer Lytton's ZANONI and Rider Haggard's SHE. Like many romances, THE SUN AND THE MOON is incredible on the level of social realism, but on the psychological /allegorical one it makes great sense."-- from Margaret Atwood's preface to 1973 re-issue. Bleiler (1978) p. 39. Reginald 2551. "A compelling story about a visionary woman (born during an eclipse of the moon) named Kristen - actually she is a form of dryad - who can 'become' the other. Rather than vampirize the essence of her lover, a painter whom she wants to play the sun to the moon, Kristen project her soul into the storm-tossed trees outside her window." - Ketterer, Canadian SF & F, p.57. This first edition is scarce in any condition, very scarce nice in jacket.; Octavo

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    Book ID: 49154
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  • TATE, Peter
    THE THINKING SEAT

    Edition: First US printing

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1969. Black cloth. Inner margins of endpapers tanned from binding materials, yellowing to page edges, minor rubbing to spine ends, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has slightly sunned spine, VG otherwise. Man messes up nature on the California coast in the distant year 1973. Welsh author's first novel.

    Book ID: 43136
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  • MONSARRAT, Nicholas
    THE TIME BEFORE THIS

    Edition: First US printing

    1962: William Sloane. Blue cloth & boards. Fine in near fine jacket. Atomic War novel - the remains of an extinct advanced civilization is discovered in the Canadian arctic. Reginald 10240. The British author lived for a few years in Canada.

    Book ID: 43813
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  • THE TIME MACHINE: an invention. With a Preface by the author written for this edition; and designs by W..A. Dwiggins by WELLS, H.G.
    WELLS, H.G.
    THE TIME MACHINE: an invention. With a Preface by the author written for this edition; and designs by W..A. Dwiggins

    New York: Random, 1931. Black cloth spine and colour illustrated boards. Colour & b&w illustrations, early and late text printed in brown. Ink owner name of author Leon Rooke. Slight wear to outer corners, else a VG+ copy, not issued in jacket, lacking the slipcase. This trade edition was a Book of the Month Club Book Dividend and is thus quite common. It is also quite a handsome book. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 53943
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  • PERCY, H.R.
    THE TIMELESS ISLAND and other stories

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Ryerson, 1960. Dark blue boards. pp 163. Fine copy. Dust jacket has a bit of rubbing, small tear, very small chip, VG otherwise. Author's first book, a collection of 14 short stories, two of which are tales of the supernatural. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49153
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  • McCaffrey, Anne
    The Tower and the Hive

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Putnam, 1999. Inscribed by Author; Small crease at foot of spine, else fine in like jacket. Inscribed by the author on a colour photo of herself pasted to the verso of the front free endpaper " To Jackie, love Anne McCaffrey".; Octavo.; Signed by Author 039914501x

    Book ID: 25067
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  • MUNRO, H.H. ("Saki).
    THE TOYS OF PEACE, and Other Papers. With a Portrait and a Memoir.

    Edition: First printing

    London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1919. Secondary issue binding. light blue cloth lettered in black, all edges trimmed, no topstain, Bodley Head spine imprint (copies iwith the John Lane Company spine imprint are the US issue). xxiv, 303 pp + frontispice portrait. Spine yellowed, with small light foxing spots; light damp splashes on front cover; cheap wartime paper browned and brittle; just a little leaned; else a VG, tight and unworn copy, lacking the rare dust jacket, no owner name, inner hinges not cracked. A collection of 33 short stories published posthumously with a 16 page Memoir by Rothray Reynolds. Munro was killed in action in 1916. Includes including "The Wolves of Czernogratz" (a supernatural story) and "The Hedgehog" (his only ghost story). Bleiler (1978) p. 173. Scarce in first edition.

    Book ID: 20654
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  • KARL, Jean E.
    THE TURNING PLACE. Stories of a Future Past.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Dutton, 1976. Inscribed by Author; Cloth & boards. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has minute rubbing to head of spine, nicks to top edge of rear panel, else fine, colours bright, no sunning. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to a local public library, "For _____ , with the hope that it will help many readers have some exciting thoughts about the future, though not necessarily one that begins so cataclysmically as this. Jean E. Karl". No library marks. I guess they already had one, or didn't want it. Nine stories of the near future.; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 6985
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  • MANTLEY, John (1920-2003)
    THE TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY (The 27th Day]

    London: Michael Joseph. Second printing, Jan. 1957 (first was Aug. 1956). Black boards. Boards a little seasonably bowed, else fine. Dust jacket (art by Peter Curl) has minute nicks at head of spine, soft crease and nicks along top edge of rear panel; else fine and bright, flap price intact. A very nice copy of the author's first novel, basis of the black & white 1957 science fiction film (The 27th Day) , for which he wrote the screenplay. "Five individuals from five nations, including the 'Superpowers', USA, USSR, and China, suddenly find themselves on an alien spacecraft. An alien gives each a container holding capsules. No power on earth can open a given container except a mental command…

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    London: Michael Joseph. Second printing, Jan. 1957 (first was Aug. 1956). Black boards. Boards a little seasonably bowed, else fine. Dust jacket (art by Peter Curl) has minute nicks at head of spine, soft crease and nicks along top edge of rear panel; else fine and bright, flap price intact. A very nice copy of the author's first novel, basis of the black & white 1957 science fiction film (The 27th Day) , for which he wrote the screenplay. "Five individuals from five nations, including the 'Superpowers', USA, USSR, and China, suddenly find themselves on an alien spacecraft. An alien gives each a container holding capsules. No power on earth can open a given container except a mental command from the person to whom it is given. Each person has been provided with the power of life and death. Any of these individuals has the capability to instantaneously launch the capsules to whatever coordinates he/she chooses, and each capsule will then eradicate all human life within a 3,000-mile radius of its designated location." - Craig Chilton, IMDb. John Mantley was from Toronto and a University of Toronto graduate before moving to Hollywood. During the war he was a pilot with the RCAF. He was a second cousin of Mary Pickford. He acted and directed at the American National Theatre and the Pasadena Playhouse before moving onto screenwriting - Gunsmoke (1955), How the West Was Won (1976). He wrote TV scripts The Untouchables, The Outer Limits, Kraft Theatre, Rawhide, and freelanced scripts for Gunsmoke.

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    Book ID: 46916
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  • THE VOLCANO OF GOLD. A Manga Story. Illustrated by Herbert Morton Stoops by GILL, Richard C.
    GILL, Richard C.
    THE VOLCANO OF GOLD. A Manga Story. Illustrated by Herbert Morton Stoops

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Stokes, 1938. 256 pp. Rough-woven brown cloth lettered in gilt. Pictorial map end papers. Yellowing to page edges, else a fine copy in the pictorial dust jacket, which has some edge wear and old clear tape repairs to edges.From the Stuart Teitler collection of Lost Race Fiction. Lost Race novel, Incas and treasure in the Amazon. ; Octavo

    Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket

    Book ID: 44856
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  • HAGGARD, H. Rider
    THE WANDERER'S NECKLACE. With Four Illustrations by A.C. Michael.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cassell, 1914. Presumed Canadian issue. Octavo. Light brown cloth lettered and ruled to spine in gilt, front cover gilt lettered with central gilt monogram against a dark green background, border in blind. (xii), 328 pp. Colour frontispiece with tissue guard and three sepia toned plates inserted. Spine sunned with almost all the gilt flaked away; light soiling to rear covers; free endpapers quite browned from binding; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; some foxing in text and to page edges; a Good-VG sound copy otherwise. This binding varies from that described by Whatmore F41 and Allen 62, and I believe that this binding, with the monogram against a green background, was for the Canadian market. I have had…

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    London: Cassell, 1914. Presumed Canadian issue. Octavo. Light brown cloth lettered and ruled to spine in gilt, front cover gilt lettered with central gilt monogram against a dark green background, border in blind. (xii), 328 pp. Colour frontispiece with tissue guard and three sepia toned plates inserted. Spine sunned with almost all the gilt flaked away; light soiling to rear covers; free endpapers quite browned from binding; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; some foxing in text and to page edges; a Good-VG sound copy otherwise. This binding varies from that described by Whatmore F41 and Allen 62, and I believe that this binding, with the monogram against a green background, was for the Canadian market. I have had other Cassell Haggards in this style of binding, also not described in Whatmore or Allen, and all bought here in Canada. The present copy has a Montreal bookseller's ticket at rear. In Bleiler. Reginald 06574. Wolff 2889. A tale of a Norseman who travels in time.

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    Book ID: 8809
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  • THE WAR IN THE AIR and particularly how Mr. Bert Smallways fared while it lasted. With illustrations by A.C. Michael by WELLS, H.G.
    WELLS, H.G.
    THE WAR IN THE AIR and particularly how Mr. Bert Smallways fared while it lasted. With illustrations by A.C. Michael

    Edition: First printing

    London: George Bell, 1908. Second issue binding of blue cloth with front cover lettered in blind and with a colour pictorial label. pp (viii), (390), (2, ads) + 16 b&w plates. Light rubbing to hinges; light spots to upper and inner margins of rear cover; front free endpaper has a very small chip and is softly rippled; foxing to early leaves and occasionally in text (mainly in the vicinity of the plates); plate at page 138 has short edge tears, small corner of margin torn away, reinserted; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; yellowing and slioght foxing to page edges; in all, about a VG copy, but still respectable, no rubbing to cover label, gilt spine lettering bright. "A…

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    London: George Bell, 1908. Second issue binding of blue cloth with front cover lettered in blind and with a colour pictorial label. pp (viii), (390), (2, ads) + 16 b&w plates. Light rubbing to hinges; light spots to upper and inner margins of rear cover; front free endpaper has a very small chip and is softly rippled; foxing to early leaves and occasionally in text (mainly in the vicinity of the plates); plate at page 138 has short edge tears, small corner of margin torn away, reinserted; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; yellowing and slioght foxing to page edges; in all, about a VG copy, but still respectable, no rubbing to cover label, gilt spine lettering bright. "A remarkable rarity in being a future war novel which uses the viewpoint of ordinary people and deals primarily with the effects of aerial warfare on those ordinary people . The shape of Wells's argument brings him to a conclusion very different from that characteristic of the future war novels written before 1914: civilization is virtually obliterated, and the Scientific Age is brought to an end." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 72. Kingsley Amis called it "the most foreful" of Wells' scientific romances.

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    Book ID: 44356
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  • THE WITCHES OF KARRES by SCHMITZ, James H.
    SCHMITZ, James H.
    THE WITCHES OF KARRES

    Edition: First printing

    Philadelphia: Chilton, 1966. Tall octavo, greenish yellow cloth. Light yellowing to page edges and endpapers; small light tan spot to fore edges; very small soft bumps to outer corners; else fine, no owner names. Price-clipped dust jacket has small shallow chips at ends of spine; spine sunned to pinkish; VG otherwise. A Hugo nominee for best novel, scarce in first edition.

    Book ID: 38099
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  • THE WOMAN WHO COULDN'T DIE by STRINGER, Arthur
    STRINGER, Arthur
    THE WOMAN WHO COULDN'T DIE

    Edition: First printing

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1929. Octavo, black linen grain decorated cloth stamped in gilt. pp (3)-(315), (5). Name and address rubber stamp to front oastedown entirely hidden by jacket flap, small ink name on front free endpaper, page edges yellowed & text paper lightly toned; very light cover spotting; else fine. Jacket has nicks, rubbing, and small chiips to ends of very lightly darkened spine and to outer corners; blue spots to rear panel; short tear to front panel; VG otherwise, colours bright, flap price intact, atractive. Bleiler (1978) p.188 (reviving the dead). Ketterer p. 52. Reginald 13788. Watters p 401. A Viking maiden is abducted to the Canadian Northwest. The natives end up blaming her for their troubles and freeze…

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    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1929. Octavo, black linen grain decorated cloth stamped in gilt. pp (3)-(315), (5). Name and address rubber stamp to front oastedown entirely hidden by jacket flap, small ink name on front free endpaper, page edges yellowed & text paper lightly toned; very light cover spotting; else fine. Jacket has nicks, rubbing, and small chiips to ends of very lightly darkened spine and to outer corners; blue spots to rear panel; short tear to front panel; VG otherwise, colours bright, flap price intact, atractive. Bleiler (1978) p.188 (reviving the dead). Ketterer p. 52. Reginald 13788. Watters p 401. A Viking maiden is abducted to the Canadian Northwest. The natives end up blaming her for their troubles and freeze her in ice. For a while. A lost race adventure. Uncommon title, scarce in jacket.

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    Book ID: 53818
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  • FLETCHER, J. S.
    THE WONDERFUL CITY

    Edition: First Edition

    London: T. Nelson, 1894. Blue pictoriall cloth stamped in black, blind and gilt, floral endpapers. pp (viii), 9-185, [1], (6, ads) + frontispiece with tissue guard and illustrated half-title. Minor rubbing to foot of spine and outer corners; light foxing to page edges; text paper lightly toned; ink gift inscription to verso of front free endpaper; small brown spot on rear cover; else a fine, bright & tight copy, no owner names. A lost race tale for boys set in the Southwestern United States. Bleiler (1978), p. 74. Reginald 05486. Uncommon in first edition, especially in such nice condition.

    Book ID: 30098
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  • OPPENHEIM, E. Phillips
    THE WRATH TO COME

    New York: A.L. Burt, no date. Ca 1920s reprint from plates of the April, 1924, Little, Brown third printing. Orange cloth gilt. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. The thin dust jacket has chips to lower outer corners of front panel with loss of a few letters; spine lightly sunned / darkened; VG otherwise, still attractive. The front panel shows a fellow with a pistol held to his temple. A future novel set in 1950. The United States is not a member of the Pact of Nations that governs the world. England wants her in, but Germany has a seething grudge and wants her kept out. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 51736
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  • POHL, Frederik
    THE YEARS OF THE CITY

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Timescape, 1984. Cloth & boards. Remainder stamp in bottom page edges, soft corner crease to first three leaves, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has a short tear to rear panel, VG otherwise, flap price intact. Winner of the 1985 John W. Campbell Award for best novel.

    Book ID: 43062
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  • KRESS, Adrienne
    TIMOTHY AND THE DRAGON'S GATE

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Weinstein Books, 2008. Inscribed by Author; Black cloth and red boards. Fine in fine jacket, inscribed by the author. Children's fantasy novel by a Canadian author.; Octavo.; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 37952
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