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  • IGGULDEN, John
    BREAKTHROUGH

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1960. Octavo, black boards. Fine copy, no owner names. White price-clipped jacket very lightly yellowed on spine, some crinkling to the surface lamination, one small tear, VG+ otherwise, flap price intact. A future novel by an Australian author.

    Book ID: 32471
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  • BOVA, Ben
    BROTHERS: a novel

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Bantam, 1996. Uncorrected proof in light green non-pictorial card covers. Spine sunned; bruise to upper outer corner of front cover and softly to first half of text; VG clean, tight and unworn otherwise. A science thriller in which it is discovered how to regenerate failing organs within the living body, delivering the possibility of human immortality.

    Book ID: 39448
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  • BARBUSSE, Henri
    CHAINS. Translated from the French by Stephen Haden Guest

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Cape, 1925. Octavo. Two volumes, red cloth, spines gilt lettered. Spines lightly sunned; private owner rubber stamp and 1928 ink name to front endpapers of each volume; yellowing to endpapers; else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless pair. Not in Bleler. Reginald 859. "French writer, best known for his strongly realistic fiction, especially that concerning WWI. Les enchaînements (1925; trans as Chains in 2 vols US) attempts - like many novels from the first third of the century - to present a panoramic vision of mankind's prehistory and history, in this case through the trancendental experiences of a single protagonist who is stuck by his significant visions while in the middle of a staircase." - Clute, Ency. of SF. Reginald 859. 1.5 kg parcel

    Book ID: 27282
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  • CONSIDER HER WAYS by GROVE, Frederick Philip
    GROVE, Frederick Philip
    CONSIDER HER WAYS

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1947. Octavo. Green cloth stamped in gilt. pp (2), (xxiv), 298, (2) pp. Spine sunned, as almost always, light yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has fading to the red bands at top and bottom of spine, tiny hole to rear spine fold at top, VG+ otherwise. Ant fiction - an army of ants leaves the Amazon and goes as far as New York City before heading home. Their story is telepathically communicated to the author. A satirical allegory, a vehicle for social criticism with some barbs about authors and critics, money, and capitalism. Ketterer CANADIAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY devotes 3 pages (23-5) to the book and calls it "an important…

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    Toronto: Macmillan, 1947. Octavo. Green cloth stamped in gilt. pp (2), (xxiv), 298, (2) pp. Spine sunned, as almost always, light yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has fading to the red bands at top and bottom of spine, tiny hole to rear spine fold at top, VG+ otherwise. Ant fiction - an army of ants leaves the Amazon and goes as far as New York City before heading home. Their story is telepathically communicated to the author. A satirical allegory, a vehicle for social criticism with some barbs about authors and critics, money, and capitalism. Ketterer CANADIAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY devotes 3 pages (23-5) to the book and calls it "an important pioneer work of Canadian SF." Not in Bleiler or Reginald, but probably should be.

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    Book ID: 36585
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  • Dark of the Moon by Hodgell, P. C.
    Hodgell, P. C.
    Dark of the Moon

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Atheneum, 1985. Brown cloth. Fine copy, map card laid in. Price-clipped jacket has a crease to front flap, else fine. 0689311710

    Book ID: 38128
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  • STRONG, L.A.G.
    DARLING TOM and other stories

    Edition: First printing

    London: Methuen, 1952. Blue boards. Yellowing and foxing to page edges and a bit of foxing to text margins early and late, else fine, no owner names. Thin jacket has edge nicks, creases to rear panel and rear flap, VG otherwise, no chips, flap price intact. A collection of 24 stories, one of which has supernatural interest ("Let Me Go"). Contains a long introductory essay by the author on the short story.

    Book ID: 43231
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  • DAYBREAK: a romance of an old world. With drawings by Walter C. Greenough by COWAN, James
    COWAN, James
    DAYBREAK: a romance of an old world. With drawings by Walter C. Greenough

    Edition: First printing

    New York: George H. Richmond, 1897. Octavo, blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and silver. Pp [2], viii, 399, [3] + frontispiece with tissue guard and 3 other plates. Top edges gilt, fore edges partially rough trimmed, bottom edges rough trimmed. Lacking the front free endpaper; spine lightly darkened with mild wear at ends; front cover lightly soiled; fore and bottom page edges yellowed; scattered light foxing; else a VG tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Adventures on the moon, a moon maiden, and a trip to Mars. Bleiler (1978), p. 51. Reginald 03486. Wright III 1225. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp 203-05. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 109.

    Book ID: 39210
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  • BRADBURY, Ray
    Death is a Lonely Business

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Knopf, 1985. Cloth & boards. Fine copy. Dust jacket has a few nicks, VG+ otherwise. 0394547020

    Book ID: 44005
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  • BLISH, James
    DOCTOR MIRABILIS

    Edition: First printing

    London: Faber, 1964. Octavo. Maroon cloth. Rubbing at head of spine, covers a little bowed, else fine and bright, no owner names. Jacket has light sunning to the tan lettered portions of the spine, else fine and bright, no chips, clips or tears. A nice copy of this scarce historical novel of 13th century English monk and scientist Roger Bacon, widely accused of being a sorcerer, the first volume of the After Such Knowledge sequence, although the second published. The first published US edition, 1971, had textual changes.

    Book ID: 15521
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  • LESSING, Doris
    DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENTAL AGENTS IN THE VOLYEN EMPIRE

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cape, 1983. Octavo, 178 pp. Dark blue boards. Ink gift inscription on front fly leaf; small tan spot to lower fore edges, fine, in fine, price-clipped jacket. The final novel in the Canopus in Argos sequence. Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature. 0224021303

    Book ID: 39265
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  • ELLISON, Harlan and Lin Carter
    DOOMSMAN / THE THIEF OF THOTH

    New York (Toronto): 1972. Canadian issue, text printed in Canada. Mass market paperback. Belmont / Tower double 50244 (75 cents). Book a mite leaned, with vertical reading crease and mild rubbing to spine; VG crisp copy otherwise. Second edition of both titles. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 46909
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  • DOPPELGANGERS. An Episode of the Fourth, The Psychological Revolution, 1997 by HEARD, H.F.
    HEARD, H.F.
    DOPPELGANGERS. An Episode of the Fourth, The Psychological Revolution, 1997

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Vanguard Press, 1947. Tan cloth, spine lettered in silver, black top page edges. Soft bumps to outer corners, three soil spots to covers, large 1947 ink owner name at front, slight yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Thin price-clipped jacket (art by Bill English) has a generous clip to lower rear flap; shallow chip across head of spine; short tears and nicks to panels; scratches to panels; good. A noted dystopian novel. "This fascinating novel from H.F. Heard's macabre pen charters a new adventure into the unknown. The world of 12997 is held in bondage by two tyrannical masters; one, a fabulous despot of the underworld, and the other, the equally…

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    New York: Vanguard Press, 1947. Tan cloth, spine lettered in silver, black top page edges. Soft bumps to outer corners, three soil spots to covers, large 1947 ink owner name at front, slight yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Thin price-clipped jacket (art by Bill English) has a generous clip to lower rear flap; shallow chip across head of spine; short tears and nicks to panels; scratches to panels; good. A noted dystopian novel. "This fascinating novel from H.F. Heard's macabre pen charters a new adventure into the unknown. The world of 12997 is held in bondage by two tyrannical masters; one, a fabulous despot of the underworld, and the other, the equally treacherous tyrant of the upper world." - jacket. Bleiler (1978) p 97. Reginald 07001.; Octavo

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    Book ID: 51184
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  • DR. JONES' PICNIC by CHAPMAN, S.E., M.D.
    CHAPMAN, S.E., M.D.
    DR. JONES' PICNIC

    Edition: First Edition

    San Francisco: The Whitaker & Ray Co, 1898. Blue pictorial cloth stamped in black and silver, yellowish floral endpapers. pp (iii)-(viii), 177. Title page & terminal blank tanned (offset from acidic endpapers); a few faint, scarcely noticeable spots, to front cover; yellowing to page edges; else a fine, bight cover, no rubbing to cover stamping, vulnerable inner hinges not cracked, an exceptional copy. Dr Samuel E. Chapman (1840-1930) was a Cleveland, OH, homeopath and physician who moved to California in 1877. This, his only book, is a fantastic tale of a voyage to the North Pole in an aluminum orb named Silver Cloud (which is pictured on the front cover). Along the way he cures cancer. After its successful…

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    San Francisco: The Whitaker & Ray Co, 1898. Blue pictorial cloth stamped in black and silver, yellowish floral endpapers. pp (iii)-(viii), 177. Title page & terminal blank tanned (offset from acidic endpapers); a few faint, scarcely noticeable spots, to front cover; yellowing to page edges; else a fine, bight cover, no rubbing to cover stamping, vulnerable inner hinges not cracked, an exceptional copy. Dr Samuel E. Chapman (1840-1930) was a Cleveland, OH, homeopath and physician who moved to California in 1877. This, his only book, is a fantastic tale of a voyage to the North Pole in an aluminum orb named Silver Cloud (which is pictured on the front cover). Along the way he cures cancer. After its successful voyage and retun to Washington, D.C., it sets out for the South Pole. "Eccentric novel. It uses the fictional techniques of Jules Verne and Frank Stockton, but its prime purpose seems to be propaganda for an extreme version of homeopathic medicine and Fundamentalist religiosity . A curiosity, and an irresponsible one at that." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years p 410. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-41 and (1981) 1-40. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 152. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Bleiler (1978), p. 42. Reginald 02871. Wright (III) 988. A lovely copy of this very scarce Arctic novel. Also noted in red cloth.; Octavo

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    Book ID: 53309
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  • DR. OX'S EXPERIMENT. by VERNE, Jules
    VERNE, Jules
    DR. OX'S EXPERIMENT.

    Edition: First of this edition

    New York: Macmillan, 1963. White illustrated cloth, colour illustrated endpapers, b&w illustrations in text. Biographical introduction by Willy Ley, Epilogue by Dr. Hubertus Strughold, illustrated by William Pène du Bois. Includes a checklist of the original French editions with corresponding English and / or American editions. Page edges yellowed, small soft bumps to lower outer corner of covers, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has some rubbing, small chips and tears but still generall VG. The book is printed sideways, a most unusual and interesting production, with excellent illustrations. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50931
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  • DRAGONSINGER (unnoted variant) by McCaffrey, Anne
    McCaffrey, Anne
    DRAGONSINGER (unnoted variant)

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Atheneum, 1977. Stated "First Edition". Tall narrow octavo, white pictorial cloth printed in colour, using the same art found on the dust jacket of the regular edition."A Guild Book" on spine. Fine copy, no owner names. No jacket (I suspect this issue had none). Not seen by Currey, who guesses it may have been issued for the Junior Literary Guild and who agrees with me that is probably an issue of the first printing, using the same sheets. The sequel to DRAGONSONG and the second novel in the Harper Hall trilogy. Rather scarce variant it would appear. The regular issue is also scarce.

    Book ID: 38008
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  • STRETE, Craig (Craig Kee Strete)
    DREAMS THAT BURN IN THE NIGHT

    Edition: First printing

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1982. Octavo, black boards. Small bump to upper outer corner of front cover and to head of spine, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has nicks and rubbing at head of spine, VG otherwise, flap price intact. A collection of 28 short stories of "mystic fantasy" by this American Indian author.

    Book ID: 35648
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  • DELANY, Samuel R.
    DRIFTGLASS. With a new Introduction by Robert Thurston

    Edition: First US hardcover edition

    Boston: Gregg Press, 1977. Green cloth without dust jacket, as issued. Reprinted with corrections from the 1971 Signet paperback original. 10 stories, long new introduction. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50748
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  • ECHELION. The magazine of science fiction & fantasy & other related stuff. Issues 2 & 3, Vol. 2 by Chan, Walton and Simon Robinson, editors
    Chan, Walton and Simon Robinson, editors
    ECHELION. The magazine of science fiction & fantasy & other related stuff. Issues 2 & 3, Vol. 2

    Scarborough, ON: Arfaxia, 1982. Issues for Spring and Autumn. Quarto, 20, 19 pp stapled in illustrated card covers. Mimeographed. Fine copies.

    Book ID: 46537
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  • BLACKWOOD, Algernon
    EPISODES BEFORE THIRTY

    London: Peter Nevill, 1950. New edition, adding the photos (first was 1923). Black cloth. pp (6), 311 + photos; index. Page edges yellowed; bit of foxing to endpapers; covers a mite bowed; VG otherwise. Poor jacket has large chips. Pages 39-79 (chapters 6-10) concern his years in Canada, where he ran through all his money. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50234
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  • JONES, Gwyneth
    ESCAPE PLANS

    Edition: First printing

    London: Allen & Unwin, 1986. Black boards. Text paper toned, as usual, else fine in fine jacket. ; Octavo

    Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

    Book ID: 39682
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