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1 ASIMOV, ISAAC & FRANK WHITE Think About Space. Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going
New York Walker 1989 
First Edition. Fine unread copy in a fine dust jacket. Scarce in nice collectors condition. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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2 BAUM, L. FRANK - JOHN ESTES COOKE Tamawaca Folks - By John Estes Cooke
U.S.A. Tamawaca Press 1907 
First Edition of L. Frank Baum's pseudonymous novel which he had privately published. A comic novel which Baum wrote based on his experiences vacationing in Macatawa, Michigan. The characters are based on real people and apparently they were easily recognized by Baum's friends in Macatawa. Original decorated cloth with depicting a sail boat on a lake. Former ownership signature dated August 12, 1907. Small dent to front board, and a slight and very thin stain at top edge of rear board, else very good to near fine clean copy. 
Price: 1850.00 USD
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3 BORDEN, MARY Jehovah's Day
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1929 
First Edition. A novel of “a day in the history of the earth that lasts a hundred million years, and the characters include birds, beasts and fish as well as human beings.” Near fine copy with a trace of rubbing to the cloth at the spine without dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE Tarzan of the Apes
Chicago A.C. McClurg 1914 
First Edition, First Binding without the acorn on the spine. This is the rarest state (for many years unrecorded) where in this copy the title page is a cancel (the title page is mounted on a stub where a leaf has been removed and replaced) with the correct Chicago - A.C. McClurg 1914 imprint on the title page and the printer's name appears in a single line in gothic type with the imprint on the copyright page. This version was unknown to Edgar Rice Burroughs's various bibliographers over the years Heins, Zeuschner, and only revealed in 2002 in the revised and corrected version of L.W. Currey's Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bibliography of First Printings of Their Fiction and Selected Nonfiction, page 75 (only issued on CD rom). Currey describes the copy he discovered as “unique”, however, in recent years, several copies of this state have turned up, making it the rarest of the several states of the book. Since the title page is a cancel replacement by the publisher it might logically follow that his variant replacing another that it is implied that an early incorrect or somehow defective title page created by the printer. A good copy with the hinges cracked, flaking of letterting to the spine, wear at the cloth extremities mainly at the bottom of spine. used and read copy of a rarity. The character of Tarzan has appeared in Burroughs's own sequels, movies, television, comic books, a successful comic strip and spin-off products. Burroughs was the first writer of fiction to shrewdly exploit his creation in a manner which is now considered business as usual. As a matter of fact, Tarzan was the first literary character to be registered as a trademark. He created his own publishing and marketing company, E.R.B. Inc., located in Tarzana, California. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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5 DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN The Lost World
London Hodder and Stoughton 1912 
First Edition - Deluxe Large Paper Version in the First Issue Binding. 13 plates tipped to captioned light brown mounts, tissue-guards present, Very good copy in the original light blue cloth, the faded backstrip and the front cover gilt lettered, the dinosaur footprints blocked in blind across the covers and backstrip, illustrated endpapers, t.e.g., others roughtrimmed, Occasional trace of foxing else over all a very good copy with the hinges still tight. Scarce. Only 190 of the 1,000 copies form the first issue bound in gilt-stamped blue cloth, the remaining sets of sheets were bound in heavier brown cloth and later copies have a revised imprint at the tail of the spine. 
Price: 7500.00 USD
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6 HAGGARD, H. RIDER Allan and the Ice Gods
Garden City Doubleday 1927 
First Edition - American. A little foxing to endpapers, some soiling and rubbing to original cloth, former owner's signature, some evidence of a removed label on rear pastedown, very good plus in a facsimile dust jacket with the artiwork showing the ice age man holding aloft a severed head. An Allan Quartemain story which takes place many thousands of years ago during one of Allan's early incarnations and involves pre-historic adventure and romance. The American edition was published simultaneously with the British edition. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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7 HAGGARD, H. RIDER Allan and the Ice Gods
Garden City Doubleday 1927 
First Edition - American. Fine in a very attractive bright dust jacket with the artwork showing the ice age man holding aloft a severed head. A minor bit of expert restoration by a paper conservationist at the bottom of spine. An Allan Quartemain story which takes place many thousands of years ago during one of Allan's early incarnations and involves pre-historic adventure and romance. The American edition was published simultaneously with the British edition. 
Price: 975.00 USD
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8 HAGGARD, H. RIDER Allan's Wife and Other Tales
London Longmans, Green 1917 
Later edition. With 34 illustrations by Maurice Griffenhagen and Charles Kerr. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Early dust jacket. Excellent copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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9 HILL, JOE 20th Century Ghosts
Hornsea, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom PS Publishing 2005 
The True First Edition, First Issue - The 2005 Britsh Fantasy Con Edition. One of approximately 35 specially designated and numbered copies issued at the British Fantasy Convention where Joe Hill was guest of honor. This copy is numbered “F-Con 8” and was sent directly to the convention by the printer. These early copies have the pages and extra chapters destined for the then forthcoming slip-cased edition. These handful of copies were the earliest issued copies of Joe Hill's first book and are notably rare. As new in full gilt-stamped cloth and dust jacket. 
Price: 1100.00 USD
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10 HOWARD, ROBERT E Black Vulmea's Vengeance & Other Tales of Pirates
West Kingston, RI Donald M. Grant 1976 
First Edition Thus. With illustrations by Robert James Pailthorpe with seven full-page full-color illustrations. Quarto. Fine copy in a fine bright dust jacket. A collection of three tales of pirate adventures by Robert E. Howard: “Swords of the Red Brotherhood,” “Black Vulmea's Vengeance,” and “The Isle of Pirates' Doom.” 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 HOWARD, ROBERT E Son of the White Wolf (ISBN: 0913960098 / 0-913960-09-8)
West Linn, OR FAX Collector's Editions 1977 
First Edition. With illustrations and jacket cover art by Marcus Boas. Quarto. Fine copy in a fine bright dust jacket. A collection of three tales of adventure by Robert E. Howard featuring his character Francis Xavier Gordon - El Borak: “Blood of the Gods,” “Country of the Knife,” and “Son of the White Wolf.” The front panel of the dust jacket is a full-color illustration of the handsome El Borak in a sword fight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 HOWARD, ROBERT E The Swords of Shahrazar
West Linn, OR FAX Collector's Editions 1976 
First Edition. With illustrations by Michael William Kaluta, including black & white drawings throughout, gorgeous decorative endpapers, and three full page full-color plates with tissue guards. Quarto. Fine copy in a fine bright dust jacket. A collection of three tales by Robert E. Howard, featuring the Irish-American adventurer Kirby O'Donnell: “The Curse of the Crimson God,” “The Treasures of Tartary,” and “The Treasure of Shaibar Khan.” The front panel of the dust jacket has a full-color illustration of O'Donnell in Middle Eastern clothing wiping blood from his gleaming curved saber and with a large pistol strapped to his waist. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 HOWARD, ROBERT E. & RICHARD A. LUPOFF The Return of Skull-Face by Robert E. Howard and Richard A. Lupoff. Introduction by Frank Belknap Long
West Linn, OR FAX Collector's Editions 1977 
First Edition. Signed by Richard A. Lupoff on the title page. With illustrations and cover art by Stephen E. Leialoha. Quarto. Fine copy in a fine bright dust jacket. The continuing story of Robert E. Howard's popular character, Skull-Face, which was originally serialzed in ‘Weird Tales' magazine, then set aside by Howard so that he could focus his efforts on short stories, and later masterfully completed by Richard A. Lupoff. The front panel of the dust jacket is a full-color illustration of the spooky looking Skull-Face grinning diabolically while two sultry ladies look on in the background. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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14 HUDSON, W.H Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest
London Duckworth 1904 
First Edition, Rare First Issue without the publisher's device on the rear board. Some foxing to endpapers, very good tight copy with the gilt-stamping still bright and the original green cloth clean. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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15 KING, STEPHEN On Writing - A Memoir of the Craft
New York Pocket Books 2002 
Special Edition given out to attendees at the 2010 Los Angeles Public Library Awards Dinner on the occasion of presenting Stephen King with a life achievement award. The book, itself, is a regular paperback edition to which has been added a specially printed bookplate: “AWARDS DINNER - LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY - ON THE OCCASION OF THE 15TH ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER - ON MAY 19, 2010 - THE LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY LITERARY AWARD WAS PRESENTED TO - STEPHEN KING - IN RECOGNITION OF HIS CONTRIBUTION TO LITERATURE AND THE ART OF STORYTELLING. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON THIS SPECIAL EVENING AND FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY.” 
Price: 125.00 USD
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16 MUNDY, TALBOT Queen Cleopatra
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1929 
First Edition. Near fine in a fine bright dust jacket. Colorful dust jacket design by Natacha Rambova, the wife of silent film actor Rudolph Valentino. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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17 STAPLEDON, OLAF Odd John. A Story Between Jest and Earnest
New York Dutton 1936 
First Edition - American. Near fine bright copy with some spotting to the top edge in a very good plus bright dust jacket with a faint touch of dust soiling to the rear panel, a few small tears, and a 1” triangular piece to the bottom edge of the front panel. A futuristic novel involving telepathy and a utopian “Homo Superior” society on an isolated South Seas island. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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18 TOLKIEN, J.R.R The Lord of the Rings
London HarperCollins 2001 
Special Limited Edition - Cannes Film Festival. Special paperbound edition given to selected individuals at the Cannes Film Festival showing of film director Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring. The front cover has printed: “SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION - THE LORD OF THE RINGS - J.R.R. TOLKIEN - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2001.” The information is on the rear cover as well as ‘EXCLUSIVE EDITION - NOT FOR SALE” and the film logo of the film's production company, NEW LINE CINEMA, is also printed. A few minor nicks, else a fine unread copy. Very uncommon. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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19 TOLKIEN, J.R.R The Return of the King
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1955 
First Edition - American, First Printing. Near fine in a bright attractive dust jacket with a few very minor mends by a paper conservationist. The basis of the acclaimed Peter Jackson film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture of the Year. 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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20 WHITE, T.H The Sword and the Stone
New York Putnam 1939 
First Edition - American. Very good plus copy in an excellent facsimile dust jacket. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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