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cover of The Carpet People

The Carpet People

by PRATCHETT, Terry

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Published
1971
Edition
First Edition
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£506.76

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Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe Ltd, 1971. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (22.25cm); greenish-black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [4],5-195,[1]pp, with black & white illustrations by the author throughout. Pictorial bookplate of noted zoologist and marine biologist James Glen Mead mounted to front pastedown, with his ink signature to upper front endpaper. Spine ends nudged, lower… Read more
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cover of Galápagos: A Novel [Limited Edition, Signed]

Galápagos: A Novel [Limited Edition, Signed]

by VONNEGUT, Kurt

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Published
1985
Edition
First Trade Edition
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£253.38

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New York: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence, 1985. First Trade Edition. Limited Issue, one of 500 copies specially bound and signed by the author (this copy unnumbered). Octavo (21.5cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; all edges gilt; matching cloth slipcase, with author's facsimile signature stamped in gilt on front cover; [xiv],295,[5]pp. Hint of sunning to… Read more
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cover of Foundation and Earth [Limited Edition, Signed]

Foundation and Earth [Limited Edition, Signed]

by ASIMOV, Isaac

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Published
1986
Edition
First Edition
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£380.07

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1986. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 300 copies specially bound and signed by the author (this one unnumbered). Octavo (24.5cm); full burgundy leather, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and author's facsimile signature stamped on front cover; all edges gilt; publisher's matching leather slipcase; [7],8-356,[4]pp, with pictorial frontispiece by Alan… Read more
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cover of The World of Ray Bradbury [Signed]

The World of Ray Bradbury [Signed]

by BRADBURY, Ray (subject); MUGNAINI, Joseph A. (cover design)

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Published
[1964]
Edition
First Edition
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£211.15

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Hollywood, CA: Coronet Theatre / The Pandemonium Theatre Co., Inc, [1964]. First Edition. Bifolium (21.5cm); single sheet of pale yellow stock, folded vertically to create a 4pp program, with text and illustration printed in black and orange. Signed by Ray Bradbury along lower front cover, dated December 20, 1991. A Fine copy. Attractive, original program for the 1964 premiere… Read more
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cover of The Tyger Voyage

The Tyger Voyage

by ADAMS, Richard (author) and Nicola Bayley (illustrator)

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Published
1976
Edition
First American Edition
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£21.12

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (26cm); green pictorial boards titled in orange on the front cover and white on spine; dustjacket; 31pp. Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped (priced $6.95). Fine. Fourth book by the author of Watership Down and Plague Dogs.
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cover of The Voice of the Dolphins

The Voice of the Dolphins

by SZILARD, Leo

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Published
1961
Edition
First Edition
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£50.68

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London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1961. First Edition. First printing. 12mo (20.5cm). Red paper over boards, in yellow dust jacket; 176pp. Bookplate of James G. Mead. Straight and clean, lightly rubbed, with spotting to edges of textblock and to endpapers: Very Good. Jacket unclipped, priced 15/-; lightly rubbed and chipped at edges, spine darkened: Very Good. Science fiction… Read more
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cover of The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

by PRATCHETT, Terry

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Published
2001
Edition
First American Edition
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£33.78

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New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (23.5cm); black and burnt orange paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in metallic green on spine; dustjacket; [x],241,[5]pp. Pictorial bookplate of noted zoologist and marine biologist James Glen Mead mounted to front pastedown, with his ink signature to upper front endpaper. Base of spine gently nudged, hint of foxing… Read more
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cover of The Lord of the Rings. Art of the Fellowship of the Ring [with] Art of the Two Towers [with] Art of the Return of the King

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New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2002-04. First Edition. First printings. Together, three quarto volumes (29.5cm). Pictorial laminated boards in matching dustjackets. Previous owner's printed bookplate in each volume, else a fine set in fine, unclipped dustjackets. The complete three-volume series documenting the costumes, set designs, and artwork of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Extensively illustrated… Read more
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£168.92
cover of Islands of Space

Islands of Space

by CAMPBELL, John W., Jr.

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Published
1956
Edition
First Edition
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£84.46

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Reading: Fantasy Press, 1956. First Edition. Trade issue, first printing, binding A with gilt. 12mo (19.5cm). Publisher's blue cloth, titled in gilt, with dark blue dust jacket; plain endpapers; 224pp; publisher's ads to jacket rear and rear flap. Former owners' inscription and label to endpapers, label to half-title. Straight and tight, spine sunned, head and tail pushed, discoloration to… Read more
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cover of The Flames

The Flames

by STAPLEDON, Olaf

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Published
1947
Edition
First Edition
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£84.46

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London: Secker and Warburg, 1947. First Edition. 12mo (19cm). Publisher's red and black paper over boards, backed in black cloth, titled in gilt, with orange dust jacket; plain endpapers; 84pp. A clean, straight copy, lightly rubbed: Very Good or better. Jacket unclipped (priced 6s.), lightly rubbed and sunned at spine, with wear to corners, discoloration to verso from binding:… Read more
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Iron Pirate: A Plain Tale of Strange Happenings on the Sea

by PEMBERTON, Max

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Published
1897
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£33.78

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Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co, 1897. First or early U.S. printing (no statement of edition and no pertinent bibliographical reference of which we are aware). Small octavo (20cm). Decorative cloth boards titled on front cover and spine; 266pp. Gift inscription to ffep. Minor shelf wear to boards, including mild rubbing to edges of boards and board spine, crown of… Read more
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Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest

by HUDSON, W.H. [William Henry]

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Published
1904
Edition
First American Edition
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£253.38

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. First American Edition. First printing, from British sheets. Octavo (19cm). Publisher's green cloth, titled in gilt on spine and front cover; 315pp. Title page is a cancel. A bright, square copy; upper joint slightly rubbed, with two minuscule perforations to cloth; typical offsetting to endpapers from binder's adhesive, still a Very Good or… Read more
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To the Resurrection Station [Inscribed]

by ARNASON, Eleanor

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Published
1986
Edition
First Edition
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£25.34

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New York: Avon, 1986. First Edition. First printing (paperback original). Inscribed on title page: "For John - Best wishes," signed, undated but apparently contemporary with publication. Mass market paperback; 276pp. Trace of rubbing at base of rear cover, else a tight, Near Fine copy with minimal tanning to the text margins; publisher's yellow edge-stain bright, even and unfaded. … Read more
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The Benefactor [Signed Bookplate Laid-in]

by SONTAG, Susan

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Published
1963
Edition
First Edition
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£63.35

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New York: Farrar, Straus & Company, 1963. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); black cloth backstrip over black paper-covered boards; black topstain; dustjackket; 274pp.; Light offesetting inside covers, else a Fine copy. The dustjacket is unclipped (priced $4.50) with a shade of toning to spine; light edge wear; Near Fine. Author's first book: "The Benefactor is about… Read more
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Isaac Asimov's Robot City. Robots and Aliens Book 5: Maverick [Inscribed]

by [ASIMOV] BETHKE, Bruce

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Published
1990
Edition
First Edition
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£25.34

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New York: Ace Books, 1990. First Edition. First printing (paperback original). Inscribed and signed by Bethke on title page to Minnesota poet and science-fiction writer John Calvin Rezmerski: "To Rez / ARF!," signed, undated but apparently contemporary with publication. Mass-market paperback; 184,(12)pp. Apparently unread, but with a hint of toning to wrapper edges; Near Fine. Publisher's "SIGNED COPY" sticker… Read more
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Happy Return

by THIRKELL, Angela

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Published
1952
Edition
First American Edition
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£42.23

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); green cloth-covered boards titled in gilt on the spine; dustjacket; purple topstain; 307pp. Spine ends gently pushed, topstain slightly faded; Near Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.50 net) with rubbing/light wear to the extremities; about Near Fine. 21st entry from Thirkell's Barsetshire Chronicles: "Mr.… Read more
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cover of The Colour of Magic [Book Club Edition]

The Colour of Magic [Book Club Edition]

by PRATCHETT, Terry

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Published
1983
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£42.23

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983. Octavo (22cm). Grey-green paper over boards, with pictorial jacket; [viii],183pp; ad to jacket rear. Bookplate of noted zoologist and marine biologist James Glen Mead. A straight, clean copy, gently rubbed; Near Fine. Jacket clipped, edges rubbed, spine lightly faded: Good or better. Book Club Edition of the first Discworld novel.
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cover of A Hat Full of Sky

A Hat Full of Sky

by PRATCHETT, Terry

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Published
2004
Edition
First American Edition
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£33.78

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New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2004. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (23.75cm); goldenrod and black paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [viii],278,[2]pp. Pictorial bookplate of noted zoologist and marine biologist James Glen Mead mounted to front pastedown, with his ink signature to upper front endpaper. Small remainder slash to lower edge of textblock, base of… Read more
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cover of Raising Steam: A Discworld Novel

Raising Steam: A Discworld Novel

by PRATCHETT, Terry

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Published
2013
Edition
First American Edition
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£21.12

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New York: Doubleday, 2013. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (24.25cm); black paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in metallic blue on spine; dustjacket; 365,[7]pp. Pictorial bookplate of noted zoologist and marine biologist James Glen Mead mounted to front pastedown, with his ink signature at upper corner of front endpaper. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (priced $26.95), with… Read more
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cover of Johnny and the Dead

Johnny and the Dead

by PRATCHETT, Terry

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1993
Edition
First Edition
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£33.78

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London: Doubleday / Transworld Publishers, 1993. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (22.25cm); grey paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [6],7-172,[4]pp. Pictorial bookplate of noted zoologist and marine biologist James Glen Mead mounted to front pastedown, with his ink signature to upper front endpaper. Slight forward lean, hint of sunning to upper board edges, with subtle… Read more
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