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Aegypt., Crowley,  John
1 Crowley, JohnAegypt. 12778
Victor Gollancz: London. 1987.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF/Fantasy novel, first in the Aegypt series, followed by Love & Sleep (1994), Daemonomania (2000) and Endless Things (2007). In Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels no 100.

''the work which has dominated Crowley's later career - the Aegypt sequence comprising to date AEGYPT (1987; vt The Solitudes 2007), Love & Sleep (1994), Daemonomania (2000), and Endless Things (2007) - examines Renaissance neoplatonism with hallucinated concentration, and seemingly moves towards a millennial shift in the world, a saltatory shift into another Story of the world; but the increasing immurement of its protagonist in the time and space of his narrowing human life has made the overall exploratory brilliance of the sequence difficult to grasp'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

Price: 35.00 GBP
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Beasts., Crowley,  John
2 Crowley, JohnBeasts. 05436
Doubleday: NY. 1976.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Light remainder spray along bottom edge, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Daemonomania (signed by the author)., Crowley,  John
3 Crowley, JohnDaemonomania (signed by the author). 05142
Bantam Books: NY. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF/Fantasy novel, third in the Aegypt series, following Aegypt (1987; vt The Solitudes 2007), Love & Sleep (1994) and followed by Endless Things (2007).

''the work which has dominated Crowley's later career - the Aegypt sequence comprising to date Aegypt (1987; vt The Solitudes 2007), Love & Sleep (1994), DAEMONOMANIA (2000), and Endless Things (2007) - examines Renaissance neoplatonism with hallucinated concentration, and seemingly moves towards a millennial shift in the world, a saltatory shift into another Story of the world; but the increasing immurement of its protagonist in the time and space of his narrowing human life has made the overall exploratory brilliance of the sequence difficult to grasp'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Engine Summer., Crowley,  John
4 Crowley, JohnEngine Summer. 07946
Victor Gollancz: London. 1980.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''the chilly belatedness of his first two books -- like all his work they depict worlds caught in the iron claws of a prior authority or Author -- warms very considerably in the third, EHGINE SUMMER (1979), whose title neatly epitomizes the author's abiding central concerns and whose plot -- its protagonist finds that his life in a dying post-holocaust pastoral USA is nothing but a memory interminably replayed, and that he himself is no more than a crystal device replaying those memories on command -- exudes a cruel melancholy. But the story which Rush That Speaks represents in his being (and tells) is powerfully moving; and his sleep at the close (though he will soon be turned on again to play himself) is earned'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 75.00 GBP
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Little, Big (+ signed letter from Russell Hoban)., Crowley,  John
5 Crowley, JohnLittle, Big (+ signed letter from Russell Hoban). 00488
Victor Gollancz: London. 1982.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy novel. 1982 World Fantasy award winner. In Pringle: Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels no 76. Laid in is a one-page typed letter (signed at the bottom), dated 25th February 1982) from Russell Hoban to Crowley's then Gollancz editor Malcolm Edwards, extolling the virtues of the book, beginning - ''I've now read all of LITTLE, BIG. The first thing I have to report is that this is the first time in may years that I've felt, after reading a few pages, not just that I like a book but that the book liked me. This book is a world-embracer: it is tuned with great sensitivities to the frequences of joy and it offers to the reader strange and haunting music that too often goes unheard...'' And so on (all about the book) for another 250 words.

Fine copy in a fine unpriced dustjacket (as new).

Price: 350.00 GBP
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Love & Sleep., Crowley,  John
6 Crowley, JohnLove & Sleep. 26511
Bantam Books: NY. 1994.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF/Fantasy novel, second in the Aegypt series, following Agypt (1987; vt The Solitudes 2007), and followed by Daemonomania (2000) and Endless Things (2007).

''the work which has dominated Crowley's later career - the Aegypt sequence comprising to date Aegypt (1987; vt The Solitudes 2007), LOVE & SLEEP (1994), Daemonomania (2000), and Endless Things (2007) - examines Renaissance neoplatonism with hallucinated concentration, and seemingly moves towards a millennial shift in the world, a saltatory shift into another Story of the world; but the increasing immurement of its protagonist in the time and space of his narrowing human life has made the overall exploratory brilliance of the sequence difficult to grasp'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Novelty (signed by the author).., Crowley,  John
7 Crowley, JohnNovelty (signed by the author).. 42597
Doubleday: NY. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects four sf/fantasy stories. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Deep., Crowley,  John
8 Crowley, JohnThe Deep. 29102
New English Library (NEL): London. 1977.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel, the author's first book. A very uncommon UK hardcover edition, small-sized hardcover, cheaply made with a tiny print run issued for libraries: wonderful dustjacket art by Wayne Anderson.

''his first sf novel, THE DEEP (1975), is set on a flat discworld resting on a pillar that extends beyond measurement into the circumambient Deep, in which very few stars are visible. On this disc complex feudal conflicts, which seem interminably to repeat a bad year from the Wars of the Roses, are regulated, maintained and when necessary fomented for its own pleasure by the mysterious Being who originally transported to this strange new domain its present inhabitants - humans whose own world was dying. Though the story is told from various points of view, the reader's main perspective is through the eyes of a damaged android with memory problems sent to record events by the disc's peculiar God. Using sources as widely divergent as James Branch Cabell's Biography of the Life of Manuel, Philip Jose Farmer's World of Tiers novels and E.R. Eddison's The Worm Ouroboros (1922), the author constructed a story whose free and supple use of numerous generic conventions marks it as the sort of tale possible only late in the life of any genre'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Page edges browned as usual (cheap paper), else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket but for lighte rubbing to rear (black) panel.

Price: 75.00 GBP
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The Deep., Crowley,  John
9 Crowley, JohnThe Deep. 27991
Doubleday: NY. 1975.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel, the author's first book.

''his first sf novel, THE DEEP (1975), is set on a flat discworld resting on a pillar that extends beyond measurement into the circumambient Deep, in which very few stars are visible. On this disc complex feudal conflicts, which seem interminably to repeat a bad year from the Wars of the Roses, are regulated, maintained and when necessary fomented for its own pleasure by the mysterious Being who originally transported to this strange new domain its present inhabitants - humans whose own world was dying. Though the story is told from various points of view, the reader's main perspective is through the eyes of a damaged android with memory problems sent to record events by the disc's peculiar God. Using sources as widely divergent as James Branch Cabell's Biography of the Life of Manuel, Philip Jose Farmer's World of Tiers novels and E.R. Eddison's The Worm Ouroboros (1922), the author constructed a story whose free and supple use of numerous generic conventions marks it as the sort of tale possible only late in the life of any genre'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of edge wear.

Price: 150.00 GBP
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The Girlhood Of Shakespeare's Heroines (signed/limited).., Crowley,  John
10 Crowley, JohnThe Girlhood Of Shakespeare's Heroines (signed/limited).. 16963
Subterranean Press: USA. 2005.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
80-page novella. LIMITED EDITION: 500 numbered hardbound copies signed by the author.

Fine copy as issued without dustjacket (as new)

Price: 50.00 GBP
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11 Crowley, John (Alice K. Turner & M. Andre-Driussi, eds.)Snake's-Hands: The Fiction Of John Crowley. 12119
Cosmos Books, an imprint of Wildside Press. 2003.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
A collection of essays by various writers on his work: 406 pages.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 20.00 GBP
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