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CITIES: THE VERY BEST OF FANTASY COMES TO TOWN, Crowther, Peter (ed)
41 CITIES: THE VERY BEST OF FANTASY COMES TO TOWN
Crowther, Peter (ed)
Gollancz, 2003, 057507504X / 9780575075047

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Miller, Edward
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Omnibus edition that collects short stories by China Mieville, Michael Moorcock, Paul di Filippo and Geoff Ryman previously published only in limited edition novellas by speciality publisher PS Publishing. Edited and introduced by Peter Crowther. Excellent full color, wrap-around dustjacket illustration by Edward Miller.

004357

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MEMORY CATHEDRAL [THE]: A SECRET HISTORY OF LEONARDO DA VINCI, Dann, Jack
42 MEMORY CATHEDRAL [THE]: A SECRET HISTORY OF LEONARDO DA VINCI
Dann, Jack
Bantam Books, 1995, 0553096370 / 9780553096378

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Jacobus, Tim
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Award History: Winner of the 1996 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel.

003994

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ILL-MADE MUTE [THE], Dart-Thornton, Cecilia
43 ILL-MADE MUTE [THE]
Dart-Thornton, Cecilia
Macmillan, 2001, 0333907531 / 9780333907535

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Gregory, Paul
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first UK edition. (Preceded by the US edition published by Warner Books in May, 2001.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Debut novel and Book 1 in the The Bitterbynde series. Subdued fantasy elements but richly crafted story that slowly unfolds with the telling. This series will become richer with each book added to the mix. "Dart-Thornton's world takes many traditional elements of epic fantasy and manages to stir them into something charming and new". - Charlene Brusso. "Featuring a courageous and unusual heroine, this series opener belongs in most fantasy collections." - Library Journal. "With deep roots in folklore and myth, tirelessly inventive, fascinating, affecting and profoundly satisfying. A stunning, dazzling debut". - Kirkus Reviews, March 2001. Click to view the UK edition featuring the fine front and back jacket panel illustrations by Paul Gregory.

002059

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PEREGRINE: PRIMUS, Davidson, Avram
44 PEREGRINE: PRIMUS
Davidson, Avram
Walker and Company, 1971, 0802755461 / 9780802755469

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Fong Hor, Lena
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A fine copy in fine jacket. Clean, square copy without price-clipping, very well preserved. Unusual to find copies this age without the ubiquitous previous owner's marks. "Sterling, classical fantasy in a classical mode." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature *4A-80.

003904

Price: 35.00 USD
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BONES OF ZORA [THE], De Camp, L. Sprague and Catherine De Camp
45 BONES OF ZORA [THE]
De Camp, L. Sprague and Catherine De Camp
Phantasia Press, 1983, 0932096271 / 9780932096272

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Poyser, Victoria
Hardcover first edition and first trade edition. (Preceded by the signed and numbered Phantasia limited edition.) One of 2,000 trade copies. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Except for small amount of crinkling at top and bottom corners of the dustjacket, this copy is straight, unmarked and very fine (unread) condition in very fine dustjacket. Difficult to find Phantasia titles in very fine condition. The sixth book in De Camp's campy but very fun Krishna series. The series is both SF and Fantasy (starfarers marooned on a medieval world are exploited technically and sexually by the savvy natives), and de Camp took time in this series to poke fun at the SF/Fantasy stereotypes. We'll miss him. Phantasia Press was the premier specialty publisher for SF and Fantasy titles in the 1980's, and these finely crafted editions are very collectible, and theirs titles included Asimov's Robots of Dawn, Brin's Startide Rising, Ellison's Medea, and Gibson's Neuromancer. Excellent full color, wrap-around dustjacket illustration by Victoria Poyser.

001386

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LITTLE (GRRL) LOST, De Lint, Charles
46 LITTLE (GRRL) LOST
De Lint, Charles
Viking Press, 2007, 0670061441 / 9780670061440

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Fischer, Scott
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket.

004335

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WOODS AND WATERS WILD (SIGNED), De Lint, Charles
47 WOODS AND WATERS WILD (SIGNED)
De Lint, Charles
Subterranean Press, 2008, 1596062290 / 9781596062290

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. De Lint, Charles
Hardcover first edition, first printing. A signed, limited edition by specialty publisher Subterranean Press. Stated First Edition on copyright page. Un-numbered edition signed by De Lint on the special signature page. Subtitled "Collected Early Stories Volume 3: High Fantasy Stories", it collects 17 of the author's early stories originally published in magazines from the 1970s through the 1990s. Introduction by De Lint. Out of print on publication. Subterranean published 52 lettered copies and an unknown number of trade copies signed by the author. Fine, unread copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy.
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004623

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BUSINESSMAN: A TALE OF TERROR, Disch, Thomas M.
48 BUSINESSMAN: A TALE OF TERROR
Disch, Thomas M.
Harper & Row, 1984, 0060152923 / 9780060152925

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Fehr, Terence
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Minor age-related dust soiling to top edge of textblock, else near fine copy in fine unclipped jacket. "[B]izzare, grotesque, hilarious novel..." - Barron (ed) Horror Literature, 4-98. "A quirky, wicked little masterpiece." Barron (ed) Fantasy Literature 4A-88. "The Businessman is The Exorcist in a playful mood."

000564

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ILLEARTH WAR: AN EPIC FANTASY [THE], Donaldson, Stephen R.
49 ILLEARTH WAR: AN EPIC FANTASY [THE]
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1977, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Wyeth, S. C.
Book Club edition, first printing. This Book Club was published one month after the Holt, Rinehart edition in 1977. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. All the Book Club first printing points are present: gutter code H43 on page 435 with code # 1714 printed on the rear jacket flap. (A different gutter code indicates a later printing, not a first printing.) The single, double-page map on pages vi and vii is credited to Lynne K. Plagge on the bottom right. The synopsis titled "What Has Gone Before" is present at pages xi and xii. Navy boards with orange lettering on spine. Copy is square, clean and without previous owner's marks. Jacket is bright without tears, but has some light wear and crinkling at tips and upper edge of page block. A wonderfully preserved copy of book usually in poor condition from rough handling.

004551

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LORD FOUL'S BANE, Donaldson, Stephen R.
50 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

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RUNES OF EARTH [THE]: THE LAST CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT, Donaldson, Stephen R.
51 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

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RUNES OF EARTH: THE LAST CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT, BOOK 1 (UNCORRECTED MANUSCRIPT), Donaldson, Stephen R.
52 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

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NAMELESS DAY [THE], Douglass, Sara
53 NAMELESS DAY [THE]
Douglass, Sara
Voyager HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2000, 0732265185 / 9780732265182

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Tan, Shaun
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (First published in Australia. The first US edition was published later by Tor.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Normal age-related browning at page block edges. Two very faint smudges on top edge of page block, else fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A straight, square copy. The jacket is clean, bright with original price intact. Book One of The Crucible, followed by The Wounded Hawk (2001) and The Crippled Angel (2002). Sadly, Sara Douglass passed away in September, 2011. "This captivating historical fantasy ranks with the best in the subgenre." - Publisher's Weekly. Award History: Amazon's Best of 2004 Top 10 Editors' Picks: Science Fiction & Fantasy.

002665

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54 SINNER: BOOK FOUR OF THE WAYFARER REDEMPTION
Douglass, Sara
Tor, 2004, 0312870469 / 9780312870461

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Royo, Luis
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. The US is also the first hardcover edition. (Previously published by HarperCollins Australia in trade paperback in 1997.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Copies of this book in fine condition without remainder marks are increasingly scarce to come by. Clean, straight and without price-clipping. Award History: 1997 Aurealis Award Nominee for Best Fantasy Novel (lost to The Infernal by Kim Wilkins); 1998 Ditmar Award Nominee for Best Australian Long Fiction (lost to The White Abacus by Damien Broderick). Fine full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Royo.

003363

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FORTRESS OF GLASS [THE] (SIGNED), Drake, David
55 FORTRESS OF GLASS [THE] (SIGNED)
Drake, David
Tor, 2006, 076531259X / 9780765312594

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Donato
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Signed by Drake on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Page block lightly toned due to age, else very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Donato.
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004096

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A WIZARD ALONE, Duane, Diane
56 A WIZARD ALONE
Duane, Diane
Harcourt, Inc., 2002, 0152045627 / 9780152045623

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Andrews, Vaughn
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very lightly bumped at tips and head and heel of spine panel with associated jacket crinkling, else a fine copy in near fine jacket. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. The sixth book in Duan's extremely popular Young Wizards series. Scarce to find this Young Adult title without the usual dedications to children. Award History: 2003 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Novel (lost to Coraline by Neil Gaiman).

004268

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PAST IMPERATIVE: ROUND ONE OF THE GREAT GAME, Duncan, Dave
57 PAST IMPERATIVE: ROUND ONE OF THE GREAT GAME
Duncan, Dave
Avonova Morrow, 1995, 068814361X / 9780688143619

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Stawicki, Matt
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Jacket faintly bumped at tips and head and heel of spine panel, else fine copy in near fine jacket.

003612

Price: 10.00 USD
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DRAGONFLY, Durbin, Frederic S.
58 DRAGONFLY
Durbin, Frederic S.
Arkham House, 1999, 0870541757 / 9780870541759

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Van Hollander, Jason
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition on copyright page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Copy is clean and square. Jacket is intact, but slightly sunned on the spine panel. A Fine copy in near fine jacket. Limited to 4,000 printed copies. Full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Jason Van Hollander.

005001

Price: 30.00 USD
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MAUREEN BIRNBAUM, BARBARIAN SWORDSPERSON: THE COMPLETE STORIES, Effinger, George Alec
59 MAUREEN BIRNBAUM, BARBARIAN SWORDSPERSON: THE COMPLETE STORIES
Effinger, George Alec
Guild America Books, 1994, 1568651015 / 9781568651019

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Kelly, Ken
Book Club edition, first printing and first hardcover edition. Code #03994 on rear jacket. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Jacket is scuffed in places, but otherwise intact without tears. A near fine copy in near fine jacket without previous owner's marks. Introduction by Mike Resnick. Collection of eight stories (one original to this collection), featuring Maureen "Muffy" Birnbaum, transported out of the shopping mall into various barbarian worlds, including Barsoom, Pellucidar and the Horseclans among others. (Effinger added later adventures and placed Maureen into these universes at request of their creators). A very fun spoof of the classic sword and sorcery genre. The start of each story features a full-page black & white illustration spoofing the iconic Frank Franzetta illustrations. Award History: 1994 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Collection (lost to Impossible Things by Connie Willis).

004414

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ANGRY CANDY, Ellison, Harlan
60 ANGRY CANDY
Ellison, Harlan
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988, 0395483077 / 9780395483077

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Ellison, Harlan
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Full number line with "1" present. Collects 17 of Ellison's short fiction stories, several are award-winning stories (including "Soft Monkey" and "Palladin of the Lost Hour" that won the 1986 Hugo Award), with an Introduction by Ellison. Faint jacket wear at edges and head of spine panel, with faint age-related wear on page block (normal handling for a book this age). Jacket is complete without tears and $18.95 price intact. A straight, square copy in excellent condition for collectible title such as this one. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Award History: 1988 Bram Stoker Award Nominee (lost to Charles Beaumont: Selected Stories by Charles Beaumont); 1989 Locus Poll Award Winner for Best Collection and 1989 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Collection.

004573

Price: 40.00 USD
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