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THIRTY-FIRST OF FEBRUARY: 13 FLIGHTS OF FANTASY [THE], Bond, Nelson
1 THIRTY-FIRST OF FEBRUARY: 13 FLIGHTS OF FANTASY [THE]
Bond, Nelson
Gnome Press, 1949, 

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. Book. Gibson, James
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Slight spine lean with faint rubbing to board bindings at head and tail of spine panel and corners, and age-darkening to text block. Tiny chips and closed tears at corners, head and tail of spine panel, and one closed 1.5cm tear at top edge of front panel. Small, white spot on front of jacket caused by spill. By the same author of "Mr. Mergenthwirker's Lobblies and Other Fantastic Tales". Barron (ed) Fantasy Literature, 3-42. Award History: Nelson S. Bond won the the 2005 SESFA Award for Lifetime Achievement.

000391

Price: 80.00 USD
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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL, Clarke, Susanna
2 JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL
Clarke, Susanna
London, Bloomsbury, 2004, 0747570558 / 9780747570554

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Portia
Hardcover UK, first printing and first UK edition. (The US edition precedes by 3 weeks.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. This copy is wrapped in the creme (white) jacket. Besides some editorial changes, the UK edition has some differences from the US edition, specifically the addition of a silk placeholder ribbon not in the US edition and a different photo of Ms. Clarke on the rear jacket flap. The first edition was issued in two jacket states: one creme and the other black, this is the creme-colored jacket. (All later printings will have black jackets only.) Heavily promoted new novel which meets the critics rave reviews. Collectors have edged toward collecting the creme colored jackets over the black as all later printings will be published in black jackets only. Also, neither the the creme nor black colored jackets are laminated, making them very prone (especially the creme jacket), to wear and smudges. The US edition is already into its 8th printing and appearing in red jackets. Time and handling will make the creme jackets the premier collector's trade edition. ''A quite extraordinary novel, not least because of the quiet, almost leisurely ways by which it achieves its extraordinariness.'' - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus. Award History: 2005 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Camouflage by Joe Haldeman); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Besf First Novel; 2005 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; SF Site's Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2004: Editors' Choice; 2004 British SF Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to River of Gods by McDonald); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy. NY Times Books: 100 Notable Books of the Year; Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: First Novels.

003185

Price: 60.00 USD
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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL, Clarke, Susanna
3 JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL
Clarke, Susanna
London, Bloomsbury, 2004, 0747570558 / 9780747570554

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Portia
Hardcover UK, first printing and first UK edition. (The US edition precedes by 3 weeks.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. This copy is wrapped in black jacket. Besides some editorial changes, the UK edition has some differences from the US edition, specifically the addition of a white silk placeholder ribbon, black page edging and a different photo of Ms. Clarke on the rear jacket flap not in the US edition. The first edition was issued in two jacket states: one creme (white) and the other black, this is the black jacket. (All later printings will have black jackets only.) Heavily promoted new novel which meets the critics rave reviews. The US edition is already into its 8th printing and appearing in red jackets. ''A quite extraordinary novel, not least because of the quiet, almost leisurely ways by which it achieves its extraordinariness.'' - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus. Award History: 2005 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Camouflage by Joe Haldeman); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Besf First Novel; 2005 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; SF Site's Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2004: Editors' Choice; 2004 British SF Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to River of Gods by McDonald); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy. NY Times Books: 100 Notable Books of the Year; Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: First Novels.

003209

Price: 50.00 USD
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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (CREME JACKET VARIANT), Clarke, Susanna
4 JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (CREME JACKET VARIANT)
Clarke, Susanna
New York, Bloomsbury, 2004, 1582344167 / 9781582344164

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Portia
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. (Despite the "First US Edition" statement on the copyright page, this US edition precedes the UK edition by 3 weeks.) Not book club, remainder or ex-library copy. This copy has the coveted creme colored jacket protected with a clear, archival cover. First edition first printings were issued in two jacket variants: one creme and the other black with red endpapers. (True first editions have red endpapers with a creme or black jacket. All later printings have white endpapers and black or red jackets only.) Collectors note all first printing points are present: "First U.S. Edition 2004" state on copyright page with full number line, $27.95 price on jacket flap and red endpapers. Collectors have edged toward collecting the creme colored jackets over the black as all later printings were published in black jackets only. Also, neither the the creme nor black colored jackets are laminated, making them very prone (especially the creme jacket), to wear and smudges. Time and handling have made the creme jackets the premier collector's trade edition. ''A quite extraordinary novel, not least because of the quiet, almost leisurely ways by which it achieves its extraordinariness.'' - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus. The US edition is already into its 8th printings. Award History: 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; SF Site's Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2004: 2005 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Camouflage by Joe Haldeman); Editors' Choice; 2004 British SF Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to River of Gods by McDonald); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy. NY Times Books: 100 Notable Books of the Year; Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: First Novels.

004473

Price: 50.00 USD
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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (SIGNED & DATED), Clarke, Susanna
5 JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (SIGNED & DATED)
Clarke, Susanna
Bloomsbury, 2004, 1582344167 / 9781582344164

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Portia
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. (Despite the "First US Edition" statement on the copyright page, this US edition precedes the UK edition by 3 weeks.) Presentation copy signed by Clarke and dated in the European fashion as "23rd Sept 04" on the title page, the same month as publication, making this copy unique. This copy has the coveted creme colored jacket (now protected in a clear, archival sleeve.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. First edition first printings were issued in two jacket variants: one creme and the other black with red endpapers. (True first editions have red endpapers with a creme or black jacket. All later printings have white endpapers and black or red jackets only.) Collectors note all first printing points are present: "First U.S. Edition 2004" state on copyright page with full number line, $27.95 price on jacket flap and red endpapers. Collectors have edged toward collecting the creme colored jackets over the black as all later printings were published in black jackets only. Also, neither the the creme nor black colored jackets are laminated, making them very prone (especially the creme jacket), to wear and smudges. Time and handling have made the creme jackets the premier collector's trade edition. ''A quite extraordinary novel, not least because of the quiet, almost leisurely ways by which it achieves its extraordinariness.'' - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus. The US edition is already into its 8th printings. Award History: 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; SF Site's Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2004: 2005 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Camouflage by Joe Haldeman); Editors' Choice; 2004 British SF Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to River of Gods by McDonald); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy. NY Times Books: 100 Notable Books of the Year; Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: First Novels.
Signed by Author(s)
002758

Price: 399.00 USD
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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (SIGNED), Clarke, Susanna
6 JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (SIGNED)
Clarke, Susanna
Bloomsbury, 2004, 1582344167 / 9781582344164

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Portia
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. (Despite the "First US Edition" statement on the copyright page, the US edition precedes the UK edition by 3 weeks.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by Clarke on the title page. This copy is the coveted creme jacket variant. The creme jacket shows some light scuff marks, a defect for which these unlaminated creme jackets are particularly prone. (Now protected in a clear, archival sleeve.) Also, there's an unfortunate tape ghost, very faint but visible, on the outside of the jacket's spine panel near the heel approx. 4.5 cm x 1.0 cm in size. Very light bumping at head and heel of jacket spine panel and upper tips, but without associated crinkling. Aside from these defects a fine copy in near fine jacket. A straight, square copy without price-clipping or previous owner's marks. All First Edition points are present: "First U.S. Edition 2004" stated with full number line present. Red endpapers with $27.95 price intact. (True first printings have red endpapers with a creme or black jacket. All later printings have white endpapers and black or red jackets only.) The first edition was issued in two jacket states: one creme and the other black. Also, neither the the creme nor black colored jackets were laminated by the publisher, making them very prone (especially the creme jacket), to wear and smudges. ''A quite extraordinary novel, not least because of the quiet, almost leisurely ways by which it achieves its extraordinariness.'' - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus. The US edition is well past its 8th printing and appears with red jackets. Award History: 2005 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Camouflage by Joe Haldeman); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Besf First Novel; 2005 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; SF Site's Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2004: Editors' Choice; 2004 British SF Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to River of Gods by McDonald); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy. NY Times Books: 100 Notable Books of the Year; Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: First Novels.
Signed by Author(s)
003876

Price: 99.00 USD
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RUNES OF EARTH [THE]: THE LAST CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT, Donaldson, Stephen R.
7 RUNES OF EARTH [THE]: THE LAST CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Gollancz, 2004, 0575075988 / 9780575075986

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Whelan, Michael
Hardcover UK, first printing and first edition. First UK edition. (The US edition by Putnam preceded by one week.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Donaldson returns to Thomas Covenant and The Land after a 20 year hiatus. First book in a forthcoming quartet. Striking, unlaminated jacket in black with gold highlights by Laura Brett. Lovely gold and black endpaper and pastedown sheets make this UK edition a wonderful copy for the Donaldson collector. "...Donaldson shows that his epic series still has the power to surprise in this richly imagined start of a final quartet." - Publisher's Weekly. Award History: 2005 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy.

004032

Price: 25.00 USD
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RUNES OF EARTH: THE LAST CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT, BOOK 1 (UNCORRECTED MANUSCRIPT), Donaldson, Stephen R.
8 RUNES OF EARTH: THE LAST CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT, BOOK 1 (UNCORRECTED MANUSCRIPT)
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Putnam Publishing Group, 2004, 0399152326 / 9780399152320

First Edition, Soft cover, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Whelan, Michael
First edition, first printing. Uncorrrected manuscript preceding the first edition. Faint smudges on spine and around the bottom half of rear panel, else fine (unread) copy without jacket, issued in full color pictorial soft cover. A straight, square copy. Also contains a full color promotional postcard featuring the jacket illustration by Michael Whelan. Award History: 2005 World Fantasy Award Nominee (lost to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke).

002853

Price: 34.95 USD
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MR. MURDER, Koontz, Dean R.
9 MR. MURDER
Koontz, Dean R.
Putnam, 1993, 0399138749 / 9780399138744

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Light age and handling shelfwear at edges and corners with minor bumping at head and heel of spine panel. A single small stain (0.25 cm in size) on the title page with bleedthrough to copyright page. Aside from these defects a straight, square copy without price-clipping.

003464

Price: 10.00 USD
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KNIGHT [THE]: BOOK ONE OF THE WIZARD KNIGHT, Wolfe, Gene
10 KNIGHT [THE]: BOOK ONE OF THE WIZARD KNIGHT
Wolfe, Gene
Tor, 2004, 0765309890 / 9780765309891

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Manchess, Gregory
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Very light wear to jacket edges with a tiny, shallow bump on top front corner, else very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. Hardcover first editions without remainder marks are nearly impossible to find today due to the small print run. Award History: 2005 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke); 2004 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Paladin of Souls by Bujold).

003930

Price: 20.00 USD
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