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1 BRADBURY, RAY How Not To Burn a Book - or 1984 Will Not Arrive
Louisville Contre Coup Press 2002 
First Edition. One of 27 copies only, the entire edition, one of the rarest of Ray Bradbury's books. A 1975 Ray Bradbury lecture at University of California at Santa Barbara and here printed as a book for the first time, with some current revision by Bradbury. Hardbound in figured paper boards, red cloth spine. Set by hand, Bembo type cast by Ed Rayher at the Swamp Press and Typefoundry. Lilith display type, the poem set in Lutetia. Square 8vo, .Printed on a Vandercook SP 20 press on Frankfurt paper. Bound at the Campbell-Logan Bindery. Fine. A finely printed and lovely volume. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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2 BRADBURY, RAY The Martian Chronicles
Garden City Doubleday 1950 
First Edition, First Printing. Signed by the author, Ray Bradbury, on the title page. Some fading to cloth under the jacker as is common, else near fine copy in an excellent dust jacket with minute wear. Attractive copy. Bradbury's classic work and a true landmark of science fiction and fantasy. 
Price: 4000.00 USD
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3 BRADBURY, RAY The October Country
New York Ballantine Books 1955 
First Edition - Special Author's First Printing. Signad and inscribed by Ray Bradbury to weird fiction writer Bruce Francis. “Jan. 26, 1978. For Bruce - One of fifty copies specially bound in 1955 for my friends - and now for you with affection, from Ray Bradbury.” One of 50 copies specially bound by the publisher in special bright red linen cloth with gilt-stamping exclusively for the use of Ray Bradbury, not to be confused with the cheaper red cloth of the regular trade edition. Fine copy in a clean dust jacket with a couple of tiny chips and a little fading at spine. A rare book with a superb association. Enclosed in custom cloth clamshell box. 
Price: 8500.00 USD
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4 BRADBURY, RAY They Have Not Seen the Stars: The Collected Poetry of Ray Bradbury (ISBN: 1588810380 / 1-58881-038-0)
Lancaster, PA Stealth Press 2002 
First Trade Edition. Signed by the author, legendary science fiction author Ray Bradbury. Foreword by Ray Bradbury. Fine in a fine dust jacket. What a joy to have another way to appreciate Ray Bradbury. Poetry! Who knew? And yet it is an obvious conclusion given Bradbury's sensitivity and imagination paired with his great gift of expressing the marvelous in the simple things in life. From his wonderful foreword in which he describes his reluctance to try his hand at poetry until at age 41. After turning down a well-paying offer to write an article for ‘Pro Football Magazine,' he began to reconnect with his days watching his brother play the game in high school and all that went with it. He writes: “The memories surged back, especially of those games I attended again and again, my brother a buffalo among gazelles. Suddenly I sat at my typewriter and wrote an eight page memory poem about the seasons, the people, and the game itself. Finished, I wondered what in hell to do with a longwinded paean to the autumn game?” As it turned out, Bradbury submitted the poem to the magazine, where, to his surprise and delight, it was published and he received a check for $500. From that time, there was no stopping him, and we are fortunate to have the opportunity to savor the results. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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5 CANTRIL, HADLEY The Invasion From Mars. A Study in the Psychology of Panic. With the Complete Script of the Famous Orson Welles Broadcast
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 1940 
First Edition. Signed by the author, screenwriter Howard Koch who wrote the radio script for Welles' War of the Worlds 1938 Mercury Theatre broadcast, which was adapted from H.G. Wells' classic science fiction novel, and is published here in its entirety for the first time. Near fine copy with some very minor edge wear in a very good dust jacket with a touch of darkening to the spine and rear panel and a few tiny edge nicks and small tears. The fascinating story of how Welles' fictional radio broadcast of a Martian invasion sparked widespread panic and social disturbance across the nation, including information derived from interviews of 135 people who had listened to the broadcast, with over 100 of them having become significantly upset as a result. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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6 KING, STEPHEN Under the Dome - Deluxe Signed Edition (ISBN: 9781439173879)
New York Scribner 2009 
First Edition - First Printing. One of 1500 deluxe copies signed by the author Stephen King. Brand new still in the original shrinkwrap. Has the original wraparound band with dust jacket, the ribbon maker, the special case containing the set of 27 trading cards which are illustrated with drawings of characters from the book drawn by cartoonist Matthew Diffee which are also used in the book. Additionally illustrated by Paul J. Pugliese. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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7 LEVIN, IRA The Stepford Wives
New York Random House 1972 
First Edition. Inscribed and signed by the author, Ira Levin. Inscribed: “9/22/96, To Jeffrey Helman, With all good wishes, Ira Levin.” Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. The basis of two interesting film versions, one starring Katharine Ross and the other Nicole Kidman, as modern suburbanites attempting to relate to their robotically blissed-out housewife neighbors. The novel has a more subtle but equally creepy ending than the film version. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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8 MATHESON, RICHARD Somewhere In Time (Bid Time Return) - What Dreams May Come. Two Novels of Love and Fantasy
Los Angeles Dream Press 1991 
First Edition Thus - Limited Signed Edition. One of 350 numbered deluxe copies signed by the author, Richard Matheson, who has written a special new introduction. Hardbound in full cloth. 505 pages. Fine bright copy in dust jacket enclosed in the publisher's cloth slipcase. These two novels are the basis of two acclaimed motion picture adaptations; the first with Jane Seymour, Christopher Reeve, and Christopher Plummer; and the second film starring Robin Williams, Annabella Sciorra, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Max Von Sydow. Opposite the colophon page is a wonderful golden colored photograph by James Hagopian which Matheson had originally commissioned for the dust jacket of the first edition of Somewhere In Time (Bid Time Return), which as Matheson himself describes it, is “a stunningly beautiful photograph of a gold watch and a woman who was supposed to Elise McKenna. Then, the publisher printed the photo down to two-tone and it looked like absolute dreck.” Here it is published for the first time in its correct lovely form and was only included in this limited edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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9 NOLAN, WILLIAM F How To Write Horror Fiction
New York Writer's Digest Books 1990 
First Edition, First Printing. Signed by William F. Nolan on the title page. Hardbound in decorated printed board, not issued in a dust jacket. Fine copy. 143 pages. Nolan is the grand old master of horror, mystery, and science fiction. A wonderful study on how to write horror fiction - “How to unleash lurking, unearthly figures of terror and create nightmares from which your readers won't want to awaken.” 
Price: 65.00 USD
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