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December 2, 2021

The holiday season is upon us (did it seem to come earlier this year than in the past?).  This week we are spotlighting more selections from recently acquired material, so perhaps there is something in this list that is enticing.  If not, please visit the website to see all our available material in all the genres we support. Feel free to give us a call if you need a constultation.

New information pertaining to the California Book Fair in which we are participating in in person, there will be also a Virtual Book Fair component to this fair. More details coming.

Speaking of in person book fairs, we are looking forward to seeing you in person, if you can make it, at the California International Book Fair, February 11-13, 2022, at the Oakland Marriot City Center. The week prior to the Oakland fair we will be in southern California.  If you have material to sell, we would be happy to make arrangements to see you (in either locale). 

Also: April 21-24, 2022, the New York International Book Fair returns in person to the Park Avenue Armory. So, if all goes well, we are on the way back to great in person book fairs.  Many of you have been able to visit smaller shows around the country and we hope to see you at the ABAA fairs.

Shipping news: U.S. Postal service is not shipping either Priority International or First Class International to Australia.

28142 A MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY.
Bradbury, Ray.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1959. Octavo, illustrated by Joseph Mugniani, boards. First edition. Collects the title story and 21 others, including "The Dragon," "Fever Dream," "A Scent of... (#28142)
Price: $650.00  

28144 ANGELS AND SPACESHIPS.
Brown, Frederic.
NY: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1954. Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects seventeen stories, eight of which were published in ASTOUNDING and UNKNOWN between 1941 and 1949. Anatomy of... (#28144)
Price: $450.00  

28075 THE SCIENCE FICTION HALL OF FAME: VOLUME TWO A and B. The Greatest Science Fiction.
Bova, Ben (editor).
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., [1973]. Octavo, two volumes, cloth. First edition. Collects twenty-two novellas chosen by the Science Fiction Writers of America. The works encompass the period... (#28075)
Price: $250.00  

27939

 

Signed by Clement

MISSION OF GRAVITY.
Clement, Hal (pseudonym of Harry Clement Stubbs).
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954. Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed on the title page by Stubbs as "Hal Clement" and Harry C. Stubbs. "At the behest of human... (#27939)
Price: $1,250.00  

28049

Signed by De Camp

THE UNDESIRED PRINCESS.
De Camp, L. Sprague.
Los Angeles: Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc., 1951. Octavo, black boards, spine stamped in green. First edition, later binding with "Gnome Press" stamped at the base of the spine. This copy... (#28049)
Price: $150.00  

28092

Signed by Ellison and several contributors

DANGEROUS VISIONS: 33 ORIGINAL STORIES.
Ellison, Harlan (editor).
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1967. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed by Ellison on the front free end paper. Signed by the following contributors on their story page: Robert... (#28092)
Price: $750.00  

28093

Signed by Ellison and several contributors

AGAIN, DANGEROUS VISIONS.
Ellison, Harlan (editor).
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1972. Octavo, cloth. First edition. First printing with code "N7" on page 760. Signed on the half title page by Ellison. Signed by the... (#28093)
Price: $450.00  

28062 SPLINTER OF THE MIND'S EYE: FROM THE ADVENTURES OF LUKE SKYWALKER.
Foster, Alan Dean.
New York: Ballantine Books, [1978]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A Star Wars novel. The second published (after STAR WARS) and first published based on the characters and not from a.... (#28062)
Price: $450.00  

28020 BEYOND THIS HORIZON.
Heinlein, Robert A.
Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1948. Octavo, jacket illustration by A.J. Donnell, cloth. First edition. First published in Astounding Science Fiction magazine. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-197. Survey of Science Fiction... (#28020)
Price: $250.00  

27941

Signed by Heinlein

THE GREEN HILLS OF EARTH.
Heinlein, Robert A.
Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1951]. Octavo, cover illustration by Hubert Rogers, cloth backed boards. First edition. One of the undetermined number of subscriber copies, signed by Heinlein on the half title... (#27941)
Price: $1,000.00  

28094

 

Signed by Heinlein

THE MAN WHO SOLD THE MOON.
Heinlein, Robert A.
Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1950]. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Inscribed and signed on the title page in Virginia Heinlein's hand. Inscribed and signed on the dedication page as Robert... (#28094)
Price: $1,500.00  

28018 THE MENACE FROM EARTH.
Heinlein, Robert A.
Hicksville: The Gnome Press, Inc., [1959]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collection of eight stories. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-87. (#28018)
Price: $750.00  

28157 KING CONAN.
Howard, Robert E.
New York: Gnome Press, Inc., Publishers, [1953]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The third Gnome Conan. Collects five stories, which includes the "Jewels of Gwahlur," one of four first published in... (#28157)
Price: $350.00  

28147 GATHER, DARKNESS!
Leiber, Fritz.
New York: Pellegrini & Cudahy, 1950. Octavo, cloth. First edition. "In a theocratic future society, ruled by totalitarian means, rebel scientists are know as "witches." The hero is a member... (#28147)
Price: $150.00  

27955 EARTHSEA ... AN OMNIBUS VOLUME CONTAINING A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA, THE TOMBS OF ATUAN [and].
Le Guin, Ursula K.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1977. Octavo, boards. First combined edition. Collects A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA (1968), THE TOMBS OF ATUAN (1971) and THE FARTHEST SHORE (1972). Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature... (#27955)
Price: $450.00  

27944 THE LATHE OF HEAVEN.
Le Guin, Ursula K.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1971]. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. A man's "dreams affect reality in drastic fashion. A psychiatrist attempts to harness his strange ability in order to... (#27944)
Price: $1,000.00  

28063

Signed by McCaffrey

DRAGONFLIGHT.
McCaffrey, Anne.
New York: Walker and Company, [1969]. Octavo, boards. First hardcover edition. Inscribed and signed by McCaffrey on the title page. First book in the "Pern" series. Combines the novellas "Weyr... (#28063)
Price: $1,500.00  

28153 SF: THE YEAR'S GREATEST SCIENCE-FICTION AND FANTASY.
Merril, Judith (editor).
New York: The Gnome Press Inc., Publishers, [1956]. Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects eighteen stories by Walter M. Miller, Jr., Theodore Sturgeon, Zenna Henderson, Shirley Jackson, Jack Finney, Isaac Asimov... (#28153)
Price: $250.00  

28151 SF: '58: THE YEAR'S GREATEST SCIENCE-FICTION AND FANTASY.
Merril, Judith (ed.).
New York: The Gnome Press Inc., [1958]. Octavo, original light red cloth, spine stamped in black. First edition. Collects eleven short stories which includes "The Fly" by George Langelaan, which... (#28151)
Price: $150.00  

27957 A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ.
Miller, Walter M., Jr.
Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1960. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. 1961 Hugo award winner. "600 years after an atomic deluge the Age of Simplification reigns supreme... (#27957)
Price: $1,250.00  

28040 MUTANT.
Padgett, Lewis (pseudonym of Henry Kuttner and Catherine Lucile Moore).
New York: Gnome Press, Inc., Publishers, [1953]. Octavo, illustration by Ric Binkley, boards. First edition. Linked post nuclear holocaust stories of mutant telepaths, the "Baldies." Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-618... (#28040)
Price: $150.00  

27985

Signed by artist Walter Baumhofer

THE MAN OF BRONZE: DOC SAVAGE AND HIS PALS IN A NOVEL OF UNUSUAL ADVENTURE.
Robeson, Kenneth (pseudonym of Lester Dent).
New York: Street & Smith Publications, Inc., [1933]. Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix-x [11] 12-252 [253: ad] [254-256: blank] [note: first and last leaves used as front and rear paste-downs], original... (#27985)
Price: $750.00  

27942 THE WITCHES OF KARRES.
Schmitz, James H[enry].
Philadelphia and New York: Chilton Books, [1966]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 1967 Hugo nominee. "Three telepathic girls get the better of a strait-laced space captain in this typical mix of... (#27942)
Price: $650.00  

28017

Signed by Sturgeon

STURGEON IN ORBIT.
Sturgeon, Theodore.
London: Victor Gollancz Limited, 1970. Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. Signed by Sturgeon on the front free end paper. Collects a short story and four novellas. (#28017)
Price: $250.00  

28103 [PLANET OF ADVENTURE SERIES or the TSCHAI TETRALOGY]: CITY OF THE CHASCH, SERVANTS OF THE.
Vance, John Holbrook, writing as "Jack Vance."
San Francisco, CA; Columbia, PA: Underwood-Miller, 1979-81. Octavo, four volumes, cloth. First U. S. hardcover editions. A mixed set: Volume one is a trade edition, volume two is a trade... (#28103)
Price: $750.00  

28022

Signed by Williamson

THE LEGION OF TIME.
Williamson, Jack.
Reading: Fantasy Press, 1952. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Inscribed and signed by Williamson on the front free end paper. Space opera first published as a three-part serial in ASTOUNDING, May... (#28022)
Price: $100.00  


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