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1 BENFORD, GREGORY Furious Gulf
New York Bantam 1994 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Gregory Benford, on the title page. Fine copy in a fine fresh dust jacket. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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2 BENFORD, GREGORY Great Sky River
New York Bantam 1987 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Gregory Benford, on the title page. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with some minor fading to the spine and a few tiny edge tears. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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3 BENFORD, GREGORY Original Issue of Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact Magazine, Vol. XCV, No. 4, April, 1975. Signed by Gregory Benford
Boulder, CO Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact 1975 
First Edition. Original issue of Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact Magazine, Vol. XCV, No. 4, April, 1975 featuring an 11 page short story ‘Doing Lennon' by Gregory Benford. Signed by the author Gregory Benford at his printed name on page 152. Near fine bright copy with a touch of handling in printed wrappers. Includes works by Brenda Pearce, Gordon R. Dickson, Harry Harrison, and others. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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4 BENFORD, GREGORY Original Issue of Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact Magazine, Vol. XCVIII No. 6, June, 1978. Signed by Gregory Benford
Boulder, CO Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact 1978 
First Edition. Original issue of Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact Magazine, Vol. XCVIII, No. 6, June, 1978 featuring a 16 page illustrated short story ‘Starswarmer' by Gregory Benford. Signed by the author Gregory Benford on page 51. Very good bright copy with a touch of handling in printed wrappers. Includes works by Joan D. Vinge, Ben Schumacher, Ian Stewart, and others. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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5 BENFORD, GREGORY The Sunborn
New York Warner Books 2005 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Gregory Benford, on the title page. Fine copy in a fine fresh dust jacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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6 BENFORD, GREGORY Tides of Light
New York Bantam 1989 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Gregory Benford, on the title page. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with some very minor fading to the spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 BLOCH, ROBERT Once Around the Bloch. An Unauthorized Autobiography
New York Tor 1993 
First Edition. Signed by the author, noted science fiction and horror writer Robert Bloch, perhaps best known for his novel Psycho, and for his professional and personal relationship with H.P. Lovecraft. Illustrated. As new in printed wrappers. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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8 BLOCH, ROBERT Sneak Preview
New York Paperback Library 1971 
First Edition. Paperback original. Signed by the author, Robert Bloch, on the title page. Cover art is a painting of a man with camera lenses for eyes and a microphone filling his mouth, clutching a strip of film in his hands that also appears to be going in one ear and out the other. Near fine copy with a hint of use in printed wrappers. A science fiction story set in a future Hollywood. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9 BRADBURY, RAY Dark Carnival
Sauk City, WI Arkham House 1947 
First Edition of the Author's First Book. Signed by the author, Ray Bradbury. The inscription reads (in upper case): "For Bob Hoffman, With fond remembrances of many pleasant evenings of Prokofieff, Gliere, Rozsa and others - and the old days of record making - With all my best from your friend, Ray Bradbury May 29, 1947.” The book is in near fine condition with the barest hint of edge wear, a trace of rubbing to the gilt stamping at the spine with all letters legible and present, and with faint dusting at page edges in a very good bright dust jacket some light soiling to rear panel, thin lines of foxing to the tops and folds of the flaps, and the usual light wear to the edges as this jacket was too large for the book, and some minor wear to the top and bottom edges of the spine. Enclosed in a custom black clamshell box. Presentation copies contemporary with publication and to personal friends are very rare. R.A. Hoffman was the "Art editor" and one of the founders of the magazine - ‘The Acolyte'. He was a member of the Clifton's Cafe where the LASFAS group would gather (Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen, Roy Squires, Robert Heinlein, and 'the other RAH as Rah liked to quip). Although not scarce signed, a true presentation copy [at the time of publication] is indeed scarce! William F. Nolan - author of ‘The Bradbury Companion' has noted that the book was released "October, 1947.” Perhaps to the general public it was; this copy is one of the earliest known inscriptions dated by the author, May 29, 1947" (the earliest known is the one Bradbury inscribed to his parents dated April 29, 1947) An attractive copy. 
Price: 7000.00 USD
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10 BRADBURY, RAY Fahrenheit 451
Norwalk, Connecticut Easton Press 2000 
Although uncalled for, this copy is specially signed by Ray Bradbury in bright red. One of Easton's Great Books of the 20th Century Series, the series was issued unsigned. Beautifully printed and elaborately bound in full red leather with gilt edges and with 22 carat gold tooling on covers and spine with raised bands. Printed on lovely archival-quality paper, pages are Smyth-sewn, The endpapers are a peach color moire pattern and with a satin page marker. Illustrated in color by Joseph Mugnaini. Laid in is the Easton Press printed card describing the book. Fine bright fresh copy. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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11 BRADBURY, RAY From the Dust Returned. A Family Remembrance (0380973820 / 0-380-97382-0)
New York Morrow 2001 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Ray Bradbury, on Halloween: “Ray Bradbury, Oct. 31, 2001.” As new in dust jacket. The wrap-around dust jacket color illustration is by master cartoonist Charles Addams and depicts various ghosts, goblins, witches, mysterious flying creatures, stormy clouds and a tornado all making their way toward a Gothic haunted house perched precariously on a seaside cliff. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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12 BRADBURY, RAY Something Wicked This Way Comes
New York Simon & Schuster 1962 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Ray Bradbury, on the front free endpaper. Fine bright copy in a near fine dust jacket with a slight hint of wear and faint bit of dust soiling to the rear panel. 
Price: 2250.00 USD
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13 BRADBURY, RAY (DICK, PHILIP K.) Autumn People by Ray Bradbury. Adapted for E.C. Comics by Albert Feldstein
New York Ballantine 1965 
First Edition. Paperback Original. From the library of Joan Simpson, the woman with whom science fiction author Philip K. Dick shared his last serious romantic relationship. Laid in is a documentation book mark stating that this book is from the Simpson library with photographs of Philip and Joan and with the text of a letter, dated April 27, 1977, which Philip wrote to his friend, noted book dealer Ray Torrence, lovingly and eloquently expressing his deep feelings for Joan. On the ending of their relationship in late 1977, this from ‘Divine Invasions. A Life of Philip K. Dick' by Lawrence Sutin, pg. 252: “...Phil now balked at a permanent move back to Northern California, and Joan would not consider Orange County residence. The relationship ended. For years to come, Phil would miss Joan - the last woman with whom he lived in a serious relationship.” Very good copy with a touch of edge wear and some signs of use in printed wrappers. A collection of eight short stories by Bradbury presented in a comic book format. The front cover has a wonderfully creepy illustration of a gang of ghouls rising out of the misty base of a huge and gnarled tree with bats in the foreground and a full moon casting long shadows. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 BRADBURY, RAY, WILLIAM F. NOLAN, ROBERT BLOCH, ELVIRA & ROWENA The Book Sail - 16th Anniversary Catalogue. The Undead
Orange, CA McLaughlin Press 1984 
First Edition. One of 100 Deluxe Copies Reserved for Presentation by the Publisher, Numbered in Martian Numerals, as stated on the colophon. Opposite the colophon page is a terrific illustration of a woman's hand with long red fingernails and a fancy ring at the upper right side of the page extended toward the center of the page, dripping bright red blood down to the bottom of the page where a three-line pyramidal shape serving as the “Martian Numeral” has been written in a pool of blood, which as the colophon states is “an ink compound containing human blood.” Bound in full decorated cloth with a 3-D insert on the front cover showing horror film hostess Elvira - Mistress of the Dark, holding a crystal ball and showing lots of cleavage, with the original silver foil wraparound band laid in. Signed by the authors Ray Bradbury (at his foreword), Robert Bloch (printing a specially commissioned horror short story “The Undead” about the original manuscript of ‘Dracula'), William F. Nolan (in a separate first printing of his work ‘The Dandelion Chronicles' tucked into a special pocket at the rear pastedown which also bears the same “Martian Numeral” symbol as the book), and fantasy artist Rowena. Extensively illustrated rare book dealer's catalogue including an amazing collection of items of science fiction, fantasy, horror, cinema, art, and popular culture material. Also a special highlight offering the original manuscript of Bram Stoker's ‘Dracula' entitled ‘The Undead' and printing a previously unpublished sequence about the destruction of Castle Dracula. Perhaps the most unusual rare book catalogue ever presented, pulling out all the stops for maximum creepiness. About fine bright copy with the barest suggestion of use. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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15 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE A Fighting Man of Mars
New York Metropolitan Books 1931 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author, Edgar Rice Burroughs to his daughter, Joan Burroughs, and her husband, James Pierce, the star of the 1928 silent film, Tarzan and the Golden Lion. Inscribed: “To Joan and Jim, With love, Ed., Tarzana, California.” Fine in a very good bright dust jacket with an inch and half tear at the top of rear panel with some some slight edge nicking and abrasion.Joan and James Pierce starred as Jane and Tarzan on the serialized Adventures of Tarzan radio show in the 1930s. 
Price: 6000.00 USD
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16 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE Back to the Stone Age
Tarzana Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. 1937 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author,Edgar Rice Burroughs to his daughter, Joan Burroughs, inscribed: “To Joan, With a world of love, Papa, Tarzana, September 20, 1937.” Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs. Fine in a very fine bright dust jacket. Joan Burroughs starred as Jane on the serialized Adventures of Tarzan radio show in the 1930s. 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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17 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE Llana of Gathol
Tarzana Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. 1948 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author, Edgar Rice Burroughs to his daughter, Joan Burroughs, inscribed: “To Joan, With love, Papa, Apr 9 1948.” Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs. One of Burroughs Martian series and the last book to be published in Burroughs' lifetime. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few tiny chips. Joan Burroughs starred as Jane on the serialized Adventures of Tarzan radio show in the 1930s. 
Price: 4500.00 USD
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18 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE Lost On Venus
Tarzana Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. 1935 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author, Edgar Rice Burroughs to his daughter, Joan Burroughs, inscribed: “Love to Joan, Love, Papa.” Illustrated by J. Allen St. John. One of Burroughs' Venusian science fiction series. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chipping at spine. Joan Burroughs starred as Jane on the serialized Adventures of Tarzan radio show in the 1930s. 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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19 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE The Monster Men
New York Grosset & Dunlap (1930) 
Early reprint edition. Signed presentation copy by the author, Edgar Rice Burroughs to his daughter, Joan Burroughs, inscribed: “To Joan, With much love. Papa.” Dust jacket and title page by J. Allen St. John. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some slight chipping and small tears which has some staining to the interior but which is not seen on the outside. Joan Burroughs starred as Jane on the serialized Adventures of Tarzan radio show in the 1930s. 
Price: 1850.00 USD
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20 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE The Mucker
Chicago A.C. McClurg 1921 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author, Edgar Rice Burroughs to his daughter, Joan Burroughs, inscribed: “To Joan of Tarzana, tout love, From Papa, Tarzana Ranch, Nov 21, 1921.” Illustrated by J. Allen St. John. Small half inch tear at head of spine, lower right hand corners slightly bumped, else very good copy without dust jacket. Joan Burroughs starred as Jane on the serialized Adventures of Tarzan radio show in the 1930s. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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