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SILMARILLION [THE], Tolkien, J. R. R. (edited by Christopher Tolkien)
41 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)
42 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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ALTERNATE GENERALS II (SIGNED), Turtledove, Harry (ed) and S.M. Stirling
43 ALTERNATE GENERALS II (SIGNED)
Turtledove, Harry (ed) and S.M. Stirling
Baen, 2002, 0743435281 / 9780743435284

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Blair, Dru
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by the editor Harry Turtledove and by contributor S.M. Stirling on the Contents page. Edited by Harry Turtledove, the second anthology in the fascinating alternate history series speculating on the historical "what if" focusing on famous generals through history. Interesting reading. Contributing authors include: Jim Fiscus, Michael F. Flynn, Harry Turtledove, Noreen Doyle, Judith Tarr, Roland J. Green, Chris Bunch, S. M. Stirling, Richard Foss, Susan Shwartz, R. M. Meluch, Joel Richards, Esther M. Friesner and William Sanders.
Signed by Author(s)
003921

Price: 35.00 USD
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GRAND ELLIPSE [THE]: A NOVEL, Volsky, Paula
44 GRAND ELLIPSE [THE]: A NOVEL
Volsky, Paula
Bantam, 2000, 0553108042 / 9780553108040

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Merrian, Daniel
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Faint bumping at top and bottom edges of spine panel, else fine copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Award History: 2001 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin); 2001 World Fantasy Award Nominee (lost to co-winners Declare by Tim Powers and Galveston by Sean Stewart).

003754

Price: 10.00 USD
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HOWARD WHO? TWELVE OUTSTANDING STORIES OF SPECULATIVE FICTION, Waldrop, Howard
45 HOWARD WHO? TWELVE OUTSTANDING STORIES OF SPECULATIVE FICTION
Waldrop, Howard
Doubleday & Company, 1986, 038519708X / 9780385197083

First Edition, Hardcover, Poor, Very Good. Ex-Library. Herr, Margo
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Ex-library copy. Not a book club edition. This copy has the usual ex-library markings, paste-ons and heavy handling. "First Edition" so stated on copyright page. Collects Waldrop's short fiction with an Introduction by George R. R. Martin. The dustjacket itself is complete with price intact. Tape residue on rear of jacket where mylar cover was taped to the back of the jacket. Rear of jacket exhibits scuffing caused by rubbing from the black boards. The library sticker at the botttom of the spine panel has been removed and cleaned, leaving a faint tape ghost. Two additional very faint tape ghost smudges on spine panel. Other than these defects, the jacket is clean and complete without any of the usual library stickers, sparing the jacket the usual sticker damage. A very nice jacket to marry to a superior copy. Award History: 1987 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Blue Champagne by John Varley).

003536

Price: 10.00 USD
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METROPOLITAN (SIGNED), Williams, Walter Jon
46 METROPOLITAN (SIGNED)
Williams, Walter Jon
HarperPrism, 1995, 0061052124 / 9780061052125

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Heffernan, Phil
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Signed by Williams on the title page. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. A world-city where technology is powered by geomancy. Metropolitan's sequel, City On Fire, was published by HarperPrism to excellent reviews in the NY Times Book Review - "[R]arest of entertainments, a sequel that improves on a successful predecessor." Gerald Jonas, NY Times Book Review, 23 Feb. 1997. The sequel, City On Fire was named a 1997 Notable Book by the NY Times Book Review, and nominated for the 1997 Nebula Award. Award History: 1995 Nebula Nominee Nominee for Best Novel (lost to The Terminal Experiment [vt Hobson's Choice ] by Robert J. Sawyer).
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002573

Price: 30.00 USD
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1976 ANNUAL WORLD'S BEST SF [THE], Wollheim, Donald A. (ed) and Arthur Saha
47 1976 ANNUAL WORLD'S BEST SF [THE]
Wollheim, Donald A. (ed) and Arthur Saha
Daw Books, 1976, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hard Cover, Fine, Fine. Jezierski, Chet
Book Club, first printing and first hardcover edition. (First published in paperback the same year by Daw Books.) Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. First printing with code R26 on page 276 and code 2864 on rear jacket flap. (Priority A binding per L. W. Currey, Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bibliography of First Printings of Their Fiction, 1979.) Some faint jacket crinkling at corners and edges of spine panel, else fine copy in fine jacket. Very small and faint red colored mark on bottom edge of page block. A clean, straight copy without clipping. Collects the best short fiction published the previous year in magazines. The authors include: Fritz Leiber; Joan D. Vinge, Vernor Vinge; Barrington J. Bayley; Lisa Tuttle; George R. R. Martin; Brian Stableford; Michael Bishop; P. J. Plauger; Stephen Robinett; John Brunner and Richard Cowper. Edited with an Introduction by Wollheim. Award History: 1977 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Anthology (lost to Best SF of the Year 5 edited by Terry Carr).

003359

Price: 14.95 USD
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