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LORD FOUL'S BANE, Donaldson, Stephen R.
1 LORD FOUL'S BANE
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Nelson Doubleday, 1977, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Tate, Janice C.
Book Club Edition, first printing and true first edition. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. First printing code H21 on page 403, indicates a first printing in May 1977. This first printing by the SFBC preceded the Holt Rinehart Winston trade edition, making it the true first edition and relatively rare. Later printings by the SFBC substituted the original cover by Tate for the S. C. Wyeth cover for the HRW trade edition. First printing with brown boards with blue lettering on spine. The First Chronicle of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever. Map by Lynne K. Plagge. Moderate jacket crinkling at top and bottom of spine panel with heavier crinkling and chipping at upper tips. Spine panel is sunned. Brown boards with blue lettering. Boards are square and page block is clean and bright, unusual to find in book club editions, which usually suffer from heavy handling. Award History: 1978 Gandalf Award Nominee (lost to The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien).

004742

Price: 25.00 USD
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QUEEN OF DEMONS (SIGNED), Drake, David
2 QUEEN OF DEMONS (SIGNED)
Drake, David
Tor, 1998, 031286468X / 9780312864682

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Donato
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Drake on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Also enclosed is a full color bookmark promoting Lord of the Isles also signed by Drake. Second novel in the series, and the sequel to Lord of the Isles. Click to view the full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Donato.
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001856

Price: 30.00 USD
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THIEF LORD [THE] (SIGNED), Funke, Cornelia
3 THIEF LORD [THE] (SIGNED)
Funke, Cornelia
Chicken House Scholastic Inc., 2002, 0439404371 / 9780439404372

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Birmingham, Christian
Hardcover first edition, sixth printing. First US edition and first hardcover edition. (Previously published in the UK in trade paperback.) Signed by Funke on the title page. Minor bumping on top and bottom edges of spine panel, else fine copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Funke's first novel to appear in English, and the basis for the not-so-good-but-likable film in 2006. Award History: 2003 Corine Award Winner.
Signed by Author(s)
004035

Price: 30.00 USD
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LORD VALENTINE'S CASTLE, Silverberg, Robert
4 LORD VALENTINE'S CASTLE
Silverberg, Robert
Harper & Row, 1980, 0060140267 / 9780060140267

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Poor. Book. Walotsky, Ron
Hardcover first edition, first printing. (Originally serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1979). Not book club, remainder or ex-library copy. The text block shows age-related wear, but is remarkably clean and square. The jacket, however is in poor condition, it's price-clipped, shows numerous open and closed tears with associated crinkling and chips, especially at the head and heel of the spine panel with creasing in the inner flaps. An excellent copy of this award-winning title to marry to a superior jacket. Barron (ed. ): Fantasy Literature 4A-232. Award History: 1981 Balrog Award Nominee (lost to The Wounded Land by Stephen R. Donaldson); 1981 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge); 1981 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge).

003956

Price: 10.00 USD
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SILMARILLION [THE], Tolkien, J. R. R. (edited by Christopher Tolkien)
5 SILMARILLION [THE]
Tolkien, J. R. R. (edited by Christopher Tolkien)
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977, 0395257301 / 9780395257302

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Tolkien, J.R.R.
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First US edition. (Previously published in in the UK by George Allen & Unwin.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. True first issue with all points present per Hammond A15c: "First Printing" and "First American Edition" is stated followed by full number line on the copyright page. Price $10.95 intact on front jacket flap with "Father Giles of Ham" listed instead of "Farmer Giles" of Ham in the book publication list in the front endpapers (page 3). Broken type on right edge of lines 28-29 and 30-32 on page 229. Red top stain on type block and boards are green cloth with silver spine lettering and copper devices. Fold-out map of Beleriand is clean, intact without tears and still attached to rear free endpaper. Jacket is frayed and chipped at tips and head and heel of spine panel. Several jacket creases at top edge of front panel with one jagged but closed tear 1.5 cm in lenght. Handling and age-related wear to page block edges, but normal for a book this age. Faint scuff mark on top edge of page block. Defects said, still a straight, square copy with a tight binding and without price-clipping or previous owner's marks. "Major work of mythology that Tolkien held in higher esteem that The Lord of the Rings." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature *4A-251. Award History: 1978 Locus Award Winner for Best Fantasy Novel.

003864

Price: 75.00 USD
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TOLKIEN COMPANION [THE], Tolkien, J. R. R. (Tyler, J. E. A editor)
6 TOLKIEN COMPANION [THE]
Tolkien, J. R. R. (Tyler, J. E. A editor)
St Martins Press, 1976, 0517279142 / 9780517279144

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. Book. Zucker, Joseph
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Heavy scuff mark on side edge of textblock with moderate age-related soiling. Slight indication of front board separation from spine. Jacket shows minor wear at corners and bears two closed tears, 2.0 cm and the other 1.0 cm in length, at bottom edge of front panel. A well-preserved, but handled copy of a book that was the first to compile the vast world of Middle Earth. Interior black and white illustrations by Kevin Reilly. Wonderful full color, wrap-around jacket by Joseph Zucker.

003047

Price: 20.00 USD
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