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The Ships of Star Trek
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The Ships of Star Trek

By Van Hise, James

Simon & Schuster. Very Good; Covers slightly scuffed.. 1988. First Printing. Softcover. 1556981724 . Unpaginated. Many black and white photos. Star Trek fanatic's guide to the Starship Enterprise, Shuttle Galileo and Romulan Bird of Prey. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$15.00

Fairy Tales:  Or, Interesting Tales, by the Author of Peter Parley
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Fairy Tales: Or, Interesting Tales, by the Author of Peter Parley

NY: Cornish, Lamport, & Co.. Good with no dust jacket; Spine cocked, boards worn, owner signature on . front free endpaper, minor foxing and soiling.. N.D.. Hardcover. Circa 1840. Brown blindstamped cloth with "Parley's Select Library" blindstamped on front and rear boards. Gilt title and design of children on spine. Color frontispiece plate with cupids, birds, and floral design with titles "Parley's Library, Fairy Tales by Peter Parley, New York, Nafis & Cornish, lithographed by Benjamin Hecht, of New York. [2], 192 pp. Measures 6 x 4.25 inches. A collection of eleven short stories which have elements of the supernatural and don't seem to have been written for a juvenile audience. They include: The Storm Lights of Anzaska, Monos and Daimones, The Iron Shroud, The Rock of the Candle, The Sisters, Der Frieschutz, The Comet, A Night in a Church, The Dummburg, The Legend of Bethel Rock, and The Oratory. WorldCat shows several variations of this title, many of which attribute authorship of this story collection to popular American children's book author and publisher Samuel G. Goodrich. He did indeed pen many children's books under his pseudonym Peter Parley, but this is probably not one of them and is likely one which Cornish, Lamport & Co/Nafis & Cornish put together to capitalize on Peter Parley's popularity. The second story, for instance, Monos and Daimones, shares both title and summary with Edward Bulwer-Lytton's 1830 ghost story, while the third, The Iron Shroud, is likely the same horror story set in the Castle of the Prince of Tolfi as was written by William Mudford in 1830. Adding another layer of confusion is the fact that this same collection of tales appears to have been packaged as volume I of a two-volume "Tales of Terror", published in Boston by E. Littlefield in 1840, as part of the publisher's "Economical Library". Description of OCLC number 198374154 theorize that Samuel G. Goodrich may have been the editor of this short story anthology, despite specifically denying connection with this title in his 1857 Recollections of a Lifetime. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$125.00

The War with the Newts
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The War with the Newts

By Capek, Karl

NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and soiled, owner name on front free . endpaper, shaken.. 1937. First American Edition. Hardcover. Off-white cloth binding. A first American edition of this dystopian novel by the Czech author. ; 348 pages .

$30.00

The Fellowship of the Ring:  Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings
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The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings

By Tolkien, J. R. R.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket tattered, price sticker ghost . on rear jacket panel.. 1982. Hardcover. Vol. I of Lord of the Rings Trilogy, book club edition. Black boards, illustrated endpapers. ; Book Club Edition; 444 pages .

$20.00

The Children of Hurin
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The Children of Hurin

By Tolkien, J. R. R. ; Tolkien, Christopher (editor)

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2007. First Printing. Hardcover. 0618894640 . Color plates by Alan Lee. List of names, appendix. Tolkien's son and literary executor presents a long and completed version of his father's saga of Middle-Earth from long before The Lord of the Rings cycle. ; 313 pages .

$25.00

The Queen of Atlantis
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The Queen of Atlantis

By Benoit, Pierre

London: Hutchinson & Co.. Good with no dust jacket; Spine cocked and sunned, boards rubbed, front . endpapers soiled.. N.D.. Second Edition. Hardcover. Navy cloth stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. A circa 1920s fantasy novel a la H. Rider Haggard about a hidden kingdom in the Sahara ruled by a powerful, possibly immortal queen, possibly from the lost kingdom of Atlantis. ; 286 pages .

$20.00

The Year of the Wood-Dragon
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The Year of the Wood-Dragon

By Abdullah, Achmed; [Alexander Romanoff]

NY: Brentano's. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, gift inscription on front free . endpaper, pages toned.. 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Navy cloth with titles stamped in red on front boards and spine. A fantasy novel by the Russian-born pulp fiction and screenplay writer. ; 249 pages .

$25.00

The Purple Cloud
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The Purple Cloud

By Shiel, M. P.

Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Pages toned, tear at center fore-edge . of rear blank leaves.. 1946. Reprint. Hardcover. Dramatic color jacket illustration by Soshensky. A post-apocalyptic novel about a lone man survivor of a deadly purple cloud of gas that has wiped out all other humans. This novel was first published by the West Indian author in 1901, but is trotted out here in a new jacket to capitalize on a new audience filled with Atomic Age anxiety. ; 202 pages .

$30.00

Seaports in the Moon:  A Fantasia on Romantic Themes
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Seaports in the Moon: A Fantasia on Romantic Themes

By Starrett, Vincent

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, corners rounded.. 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Black cloth. "A parable of Man's quest to recover his vanished youth". ; 289 pages .

$20.00

Fancies and Goodnights
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Fancies and Goodnights

By Collier, John

Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed.. 1956. Later Printing. Hardcover. Jacket art by Margot Tomes. A classic short story collection that crosses over genres of science fiction, the macabre, fantasy and murder mystery. Edgar Award Winner and International Fantasy Award Winner. Black cloth binding. ; 364 pages .

$20.00

The Saxon Shore
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The Saxon Shore

By Whyte, Jack

NY: Forge. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1998. First Printing. Hardcover. 0312865961 . Fourth book in the author's Arthurian legends series. ; 496 pages .

$15.00

The Three Swords
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The Three Swords

By Leiber, Fritz

Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Foxing to all edges and jacket.. 1970. Hardcover. Omnibus volume containing: Swords and Deviltry, Swords Against Death, and Swords in the Mist. ; Book Club Edition; 496 pages .

$15.00

Sands of Mars
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Sands of Mars

By Clarke, Arthur C.

NY: Gnome Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards rubbed, jacket scuffed and . slightly sunned at spine.. 1952. Hardcover. A classic science fiction novel about colonization of the planet Mars. ; Book Club Edition; 216 pages .

$40.00

Venus of Shadows
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Venus of Shadows

By Sargent, Pamela

NY: Doubleday. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Page tops lightly foxed.. 1988. First Printing. Hardcover. 0385248407 . The second novel in Sargent's Venus of Dreams series featuring Iris Angharad. Jacket art by Ralle. ; 544 pages .

$15.00

Audels Welders Guide
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Audels Welders Guide

By Graham, Frank D.

NY: Theo. Audel & Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Owner name on rear inside cover, covers . grubby.. 1942. Reprint. Hardcover. Flexible tan printed cloth covers. Many photos and illustrations. ; 422 pages .

$17.00

Hellstrom's Hive
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Hellstrom's Hive

By Herbert, Frank

Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner name on front free endpaper. . Jacket rubbed.. 1973. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. First edition in hardcover, having originally appeared as "Project 40" in Galaxy Magazine. Jacket art by David K. Stone. A sequel to the 1971 movie, The Hellstrom Chronicles, in which the twisted Dr. Hellstrom has created a beehive-like commune full of humanoid insects that look like men but have the weightlifting powers of ants, infra-red eyes of dragonflies, and can reproduce lost appendages like praying mantises. ; 278 pages .

$15.00

The Nevermore Affair
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The Nevermore Affair

By Wilhelm, Kate

Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company. Good in Good dust jacket; Spine cocked, tape stains on boards and front . and rear endpapers, several pages soiled, adhesive stains and pocket scar . on front free endpaper.. 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Author photo on rear jacket panel. An early novel by the Hugo and Nebula Award winner and member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in which a team of leading scientists is whisked off to a remote Rocky Mountains location to develop immortality for the world's population. Jacket art by Lynn Sweat. ; 236 pages .

$35.00

Judge Sn Goes Golfing
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Judge Sn Goes Golfing

By Scalzi, John

Burton, MI: Subterranean Press. Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers very lightly scuffed.. 2009. First Edition. Softcover. 9781596062986 . Signed by the author on the inside front cover. One of 1500 copies. Pictorial stapled wraps. A short story about Judge Bufan Nigun Sn, Scalzi's alien jurist recurring character and his time on the links. ; 32 pages; Signed by Author .

$17.00

Fugitive Anne
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Fugitive Anne

By Praed, Mrs. Campbell

NY: R. F. Fenno and Company. Fair with no dust jacket; Boards heavily worn, front hinge cracked and . first gathering loose, many pages soiled from pressed flowers.. 1904. Later Printing. Hardcover. Five plates by Clare Angell, including color frontispiece. Decorative red cloth binding with design of turtle and sun rays stamped in black and gilt on front boards. Four pages of publisher's advertisements at rear. The Australian writer created this tale about Anne Bedo, who concocts a scheme to escape her loveless marriage with the help of her Aboriginal servant, Kombo. She fakes her own suicide and then escapes with Kombo into the Australian bush. The pair discover a lost Mayan civilization who worship giant tortoises. ; 428 pages .

$40.00

The Children's Country
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The Children's Country

By Burdekin, Kay; [Burdekin, Katharine]; [Constantine, Murray]

NY: The Junior Literary Guild. Very Good in Fair dust jacket; Jacket heavily tattered and chipped with . some loss to title on front panel and spine, pages toned.. 1929. Reprint. Hardcover. Eight charming color plates by Beth Krebs Morris. Blue-green cloth binding with black lettering stamped on front boards and spine. August 1929 Junior Literary Guild newsletter laid in. A children's fantasy novel about two siblings, Carol and Donald, who receive a fairy message about going to the Standing Stones on St. John's Eve to have an ADVENTURE. They follow the instructions and end up in the Children's Country, a magical land where children are the rulers. Burdekin wrote many other works of feminist and speculative fiction for adults under her given name, Katharine Burdekin and under the pen name of Murray Constantine. Originally published in Great Britain as "St. John's Eve". The author is most renowned for her dystopian novel "Swastika Nights". This title is her only book for children. Much of the research on Burdekin's work comes from Daphne Patai. ; 262 pages .

$150.00

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