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21 Gibson, William Spook Country
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 2007 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007. Another Sci-Fi techno-mystery from the author of "Neuromancer." This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Unclipped, Fine dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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22 Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1961 Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1961. One of the landmarks of 20th-Century speculative fiction, winner of the Hugo Award, it either inspired or outraged a generation. This is a Fine copy of the Book Club Edition. Light green pebbled cloth binding with yellow spine lettering, yellow topstain. Absolutely clean and fresh text; 414 pages. The dustjacket is still bright and fresh, showing some minor edgewear. In a protective plastic cover. If you cannot afford a First Edition copy, this is a great place-holder. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Book Club (BCE/BOMC).. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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23 Knight, Damon (Editor) Beyond Tomorrow. Ten Science Fiction Adventures
New York Harper & Row, Publishers 1965 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1965. A great anthology, with stories by ten of the best writers of the 60's. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Illustrated covers, with the same design as the dustjacket. Clean text; 332 pages, with a one page publisher's advert in the rear. There is a 1' long scrape along the bottom of the rear cover, else a Fine copy. The dustjacket has been clipped (interestingly, it has been clipped at the bottom of the flap; the price remains at the top); there is a small stain on the rear cover. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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24 Knight, Damon (Editor) Worlds to Come. Nine Science Fiction Adventures
New York, Evanston, and London Harper & Row, Publishers 1967 First Thus Hardcover Very Good (Plus) Very Good 
New York, Evanston, and London: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1967. This anthology has nine stories by the cream of midcentury Science Fiction: Arthur Clarke, H.B. Fyfe, Ray Bradbury, Algis Budrys, Isaac Asimov, John D. MacDonald, Robert Heinlein. C.M. Kornbluth, and james Blish. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition (stated). Designated on the rear cover as the HarperCrest "Library Edition." Illustrated pictorial cloth binding that reproduces the design on the dustjacket. Clean text; 337 pages, with the last page "More Good Reading." The dustjacket has been price-clipped; it has minor edgewear, but has a vertical crease on the front cover. In an archival plastic protector.. First Thus. Pictorial Cover. Very Good (Plus)/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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25 Mitchell, J.A. The Last American. A Fragment from the Journal of Khan-Li, Prince of Dimph-Yoo-Chur and Admiral in the Persian Navy Presented By J.A. Mitchell
New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1902 First Thus Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket F.W. Read, Albert D. Blashfield, J.A. Mitchell 
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1902. Originally published in 1889, this satirical fantasy/science fiction was the second book by John Amos Mitchell (1845-1918). One has to appreciate a cast of characters with names that transliterate as "Can Lie" and "Dim Future." This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of a Later Printing (First Edition Thus), the "Edition De Luxe" featuring illustrations by F.W. Read, Albert D. Blashfield, and the Author. Highly decorative cloth binding in blue, gray, red, and gilt. Clean text; 151 pages. Previous-owner signature on the FFEP; tiny, period bookseller sticker on the front paste-down. Light rubbing at the margins, and some mottling on the rear cover. A very attractive copy.. First Thus. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. Illus. by F.W. Read, Albert D. Blashfield, J.A. Mitchell. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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26 Pizor, Faith K., & T. Allan Comp The Man In The Moone and Other Lunar Fantasies
New York, Washington, & London Praeger 1971 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good 
New York, Washington, & London: Praeger, 1971. A fascinating anthology of lunar "voyages" and speculation, with an Introduction by Isaac Asimov. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering. The dustjacket is unclipped, shows some edgewear, a couple of small chips at the corners, and some minor creasing; the spine is a tad faded. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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27 Silverberg, Barbara Phoenix Feathers. A Collection of Mythical Monsters
New York Dutton 1973 0525369856 / 9780525369851 Second Printing. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Dutton, 1973. An anthology edited by SF author Robert Silverberg's wife. Profusely "illustrated with old prints." This copy is the Second Printing and is in Fine condition. The DJ has some slight wrinkling beginning and a 1/4" closed tear to the top front. Plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Printing.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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28 Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings (3 Volumes)
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1967 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1967. The three-volume set of Tolkien's classic fantasy tale; the revised Second Edition. The first two volumes ("The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers") are (stated) First Printings; Volume Three ("The Return of the King") is the (stated) Second printing. Black decorative cloth bindings; gilt lettering on the spine, with a decoration of the Ring in gilt and (different on each volume) copper, red, and magenta. Clean texts; 423 pages, 352 pages, and 440 pages. All three have the fold-out map in the rear. Volume One has the Foreward by Tolkien; Volume Three has the Index. All three volumes are clean and square, with a small bump to the top of the rear cover of Volume Three. Quercus suspects that the first two volumes of this set may have been ex-libris. There are none of the obvious treatments; however, the top and bottom edges have been blacked out, possibly to hide a stamping; Volume Three remains in its original conditio, with a red topstain and the others white. On the title pages the same blackening-out has been employed at the top and bottom. Quercus is almost able to discern a stamping underneath, but has not been able to read it. All dustjackets have been price-clipped and have some light edgewear and chipping; although Mifflin's design might be called rather unexceptional, they present rather well; in archival plastic protectors. In general assessment, this is a solid set but due to the obvious defects noted, not for the advanced collector.. Second Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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29 Verne, Jules Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
Cleveland Burrows Brothers 1880 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Cleveland: Burrows Brothers, 1880. This is a Very Good copy of an early printing (part of the "Euclid Series") of Verne's classic tale. No publication date, but style of book puts it into the range of 1870s to 1880s. With no copyright protection in America, foreign authors saw their works frequently "poached." Green cloth binding with gilt lettering. Several light glass rings on front cover, mildly bumped. Clean text; 300 pages, well-tanned. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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30 Wyndham, John The Midwich Cukoos
London Michael Joseph 1969 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Minus Very Good 
London: Michael Joseph, 1969. John Wyndham (1903-1969) is the thinking man's science fiction writer; his prose is always elegant! Probably his most famous novel was "The Day of the Triffids," but this one is close behind. Both were made into films. Originally published in 1957, this is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the Ninth Impression (May 1969). Dark brown cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 239 pages. While unmarked, the pages show rather ham-handed prior readers; no doubt this is from its prior life as a library copy (the only treatment is a faint stamp on the top page-edge). Cocked, and with tape residue on front and rear covers. The dustjacket is clipped, showing minor edgewear and a rub on the lower spine affecting the publisher's logo. In an archival plastic protector. Not a real beauty, but a solid copy for readers or impecunious collectors. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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