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Ground Zero Man signed by the author)., Shaw,  Bob
451 Shaw, BobGround Zero Man signed by the author). 10560
Avon: NY. 1971.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
SF novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR/''best wishes, Bob Shaw''.

SF novel. A slightly revised edition was published as THE PEACE MACHINE (1985). INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR.


Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Ceres Solution (inscribed by the author)., Shaw,  Bob
452 Shaw, BobThe Ceres Solution (inscribed by the author). 37801
Daw Books: NY. 1984.
First American edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
SF novel. First published in hardcover by Victor Gollancz in 1982. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Daw no 590.

A liitle browning along edges of inner covers, light front cover corner crease, a NF/Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Alien Starswarm (and five others)., Sheckley,  Robert
453 Sheckley, RobertAlien Starswarm (and five others). 20004
Dime Novels: Portland, OR. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Short sf novel, published in small paperback format. Together with five other ''pulp'' novels: Lee Stevens ''Showdown'' (Western), Greg Mandel ''Dead Ringer'') (Mystery), Roberta Kent ''Hot Pursuit'' (Romantic Suspense), Steve Perry ''The Hero Curse'' (Fantasy) and Dick Flint ''Predator'' (Adventure). All six books packaged together in an as new, unopened, shrink-wrapped plastic holder. A short-lived attempt (18 books were published in total, in three separate packs) to recreate the ''dime store/dime novel '' pulp books of the 1930's and 1940's.

Fine (as new).

Price: 30.00 GBP
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Untouched By Human Hands., Sheckley,  Robert
454 Sheckley, RobertUntouched By Human Hands. 32533
Ballantine Books: NY. 1954.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Ballantine 73. Short story collection: issued simultaneous with the Ballantine hardcover edition.

Page edges a little browned, an almost fine (NF) copy.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Frankenstein., Shelley,  Mary
455 Shelley, MaryFrankenstein. 43313
Corgi: London. 1964.
Reprint.
Paperback original.
Corgi SN7048.

NF/Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Dracula Book Of Great Horror Stories., Shepard,  Leslie (ed.)
456 Shepard, Leslie (ed.)The Dracula Book Of Great Horror Stories. 30631
Carol Paperbacks : NY. 1991.
Reprint.
Paperback.
First published in 1981.

Page edges a little browned, else a NF/Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 4.00 GBP
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The Mind Beyond: Stories From Irene Shubik's BBC Television Series., Shubik,  Irene (ed.)
457 Shubik, Irene (ed.)The Mind Beyond: Stories From Irene Shubik's BBC Television Series. 32884
Penguin Books: Harmondsworth, Middlesex. 1976.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Original anthology of ghost/supernatural fiction, with one reprint (''The Breakthrough'' by Daphne du Maurier), first broadcast (I believe) as television dramas in the BBC series.

Pages a little browned, a VG+ copy.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Phases Of Gravity., Simmons,  Dan
458 Simmons, DanPhases Of Gravity. 37319
Bantam Spectra: NY. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
SF novel.

NF/Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 4.00 GBP
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The World's Greatest Stories Of The Occult., Singer,  Kurt (& Jane Singer, eds.)
459 Singer, Kurt (& Jane Singer, eds.)The World's Greatest Stories Of The Occult. 43294
Panther: London. 1965.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Title change: first published as KURT SINGER'S GHOST BOOK (W. H. Allen, 1963).

Page edges browning, a near fine (NF) copy.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Masque Of The Red Death And Other Tales Of Terror., Sissons,  Michael (ed)
460 Sissons, Michael (ed)The Masque Of The Red Death And Other Tales Of Terror. 33748
Panther: London. 1964.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Panther 1755. Published simultaneously (as stated on the copyright page) with the UK hardcover in October 1964.. Movie tie-in - the front cover states ''Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque Of The Red Death'' in large red letters, but there are additionally twelve other horror stories by other authors included.

Page edges browned, edges to inner covers browned, previous owner's details, a VG+ copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Wars Of Gods And Men: Book 111 Of The Earth Chronicles., Sitchin,  Zecharia
461 Sitchin, ZechariaThe Wars Of Gods And Men: Book 111 Of The Earth Chronicles. 37763
Harper: NY. 2007.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
First published in 1985: new foreword by the author. More Von Daniken-esque ''non-fiction''.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Birthright., Sky,  Kathleen
462 Sky, KathleenBirthright. 33602
Laser Books: Ontario. 1975.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Laser 14. SF novel.

''Canadian sf imprint initiated in 1975 by Harlequin Books, the US publisher of Mills & Boon romances, under the editorship of Roger Elwood. The books were restricted to a formula which specified a male protagonist, an upbeat ending, no sex or atheism, and a minimum of long words. All Laser Book covers were the work of Frank Kelly Freas. The series was suspended early in 1977 after fifty-seven books had appeared. The Laser formula made it unlikely that books of any literary quality would be published, but some were interesting, including K W Jeter's debut, Seeklight (1975), Ray Nelson's Blake's Progress (1975; rev vt Timequest 1985) and Tim Powers's first two novels, The Skies Discrowned (1976) and Epitaph in Rust (1976)'' (Malcolm J. Edwards/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Keep The Giraffe Burning (inscribed by the author).., Sladek,  John
463 Sladek, JohnKeep The Giraffe Burning (inscribed by the author).. 42495
Panther: London. 1977.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Short story collection. Note: this is the first binding with (as you would expect from the title) a front cover image showing an elephant with a burning giraffe in the background: copies were later stripped of this cover and replaced with a different illustration, simply showing a head lying on the ground (or a person buried up to his head in the sand?). This edition with the original burning giraffe cover is most uncommon. BRIEFLY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR/''To Andy, best wishes John Sladek''. My own copy.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 50.00 GBP
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Mechasm (signed by the athor)., Sladek,  John
464 Sladek, JohnMechasm (signed by the athor). 31768
Ace Books: NY. 1969.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Title change: published earlier in the UK as THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM (Victor Gollancz, 1968). SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

''his first sf novel, The Reproductive System (1968; vt MECHASM 1969 US), introduced into his typical small-town-US setting a brilliant maelstrom of sf activity: a self-reproducing technological device goes out of control in passages of allegorical broadness, but everything turns out all right in the end, though not through positive efforts of the inept cast, and a dreamlike Utopia looms on the horizon; governing the conniptions of the tale is an obsessive discourse upon and dramatization of the metamorphic relationships between human and robot, a relationship which lies at the centre of all his subsequent solo novels and much of his short fiction'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine (unread) copy but for a touch of spine edge wear.

Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Steam-Driven Boy And Other Strangers (inscribed by the author)., Sladek,  John
465 Sladek, JohnThe Steam-Driven Boy And Other Strangers (inscribed by the author). 32652
Panther: London. 1973.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
SF short story collection. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR/''To Andy, best wishes, John Sladek''. My own copy, no less.

Near fine (NF) copy) with a little browning along page edges.

Price: 30.00 GBP
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Epidemic!, Slaughter,  Frank G.
466 Slaughter, Frank G.Epidemic! 31926
Arrow Books: London. 1962.
First British paperback edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Arrow 685.

Page edges browned, a NF/Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Underpeople., Smith,  Cordwainer
467 Smith, CordwainerThe Underpeople. 13802
Pyramid: NY. 1968.
First edition (& 1st printing),
Paperback original.
SF novel. Pyramid X-1910.

NF/Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Masters Of Space., Smith,  E. E. Doc
468 Smith, E. E. DocMasters Of Space. 32544
Orbit/Futura: London. 1976.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
First book publication of a novel serialised in If magazine 1961-1962.

Touch of browning along page edges, else a fine (as new) copy.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Skylark Of Valeron: The Third Book In The Skylark Series., Smith,  E. E. Doc
469 Smith, E. E. DocSkylark Of Valeron: The Third Book In The Skylark Series. 32572
Panther: London. 1974.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Classic sf novel, first published in hardcover by Fantasy Press in 1949.

Slight browning along page edges, else a fine (as new) copy.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Galaxy Primes., Smith,  E. E. Doc
470 Smith, E. E. DocThe Galaxy Primes. 33465
Ace Books: NY. 1965.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Ace F-328.

Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Crabs On The Rampage., Smith,  Guy N.
471 Smith, Guy N.Crabs On The Rampage. 43190
New English Library (NEL): London. 1981.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.


Near fine (NF) copy.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Night Of The Crabs., Smith,  Guy N.
472 Smith, Guy N.Night Of The Crabs. 43464
New English Library (NEL): London. 1977.
Third printing.
Paperback original.


Near fine (NF) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Return Of The Werewolf., Smith,  Guy N.
473 Smith, Guy N.Return Of The Werewolf. 33852
New English Library (NEL): London. 1977.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Very uncommon UK paperback.

A little spine edge wear, a VG+ copy.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Modern Witchcraft: The Fascinating Story Of The Rebirth Of Paganism And Magic., Smyth,  Frank
474 Smyth, FrankModern Witchcraft: The Fascinating Story Of The Rebirth Of Paganism And Magic. 43291
Macdonald Unit 75: London. 1970.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
126 pages.

Fine (as new) copy but for a little spine fade.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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I, Aleppo., Sohl,  Jerry
475 Sohl, JerryI, Aleppo. 33616
Laser Books: Ontario. 1976.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Laser 35. SF novel.

Almost fine (NF) copy with light creasing to top corner tip and pages.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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476 Stableford, BrianWildeblood's Empire. 10757
Hamlyn: London. 1979.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback.
First published as a Daw paperback (1977). SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

NF/Fine copy.

Price: 4.00 GBP
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477 Stableford, BrianWildeblood's Empire. 10758
Daw Books: NY. 1977.
First edition (& 1st printing, #263).
Paperback original.
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy.

Price: 6.00 GBP
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The Orphan (and) The Captive (and) The Beast., Stallman,  Robert
478 Stallman, RobertThe Orphan (and) The Captive (and) The Beast. 27740
Pocket Books: NY. 1980-1982.
First editions (& 1st printings).
Paperback originals.
Three paperback volumes: SF/fantasy shapeshifter trilogy.

''author of the Beast trilogy, the last two books of which were published posthumously: The books are complex, sensitively written fabulations, fitting between the generic borders of sf and horror, and update the myth of the werewolf with the sf premise that they are a chrysalis form of alien life; when two mate they will trigger a new phase in their life-cycle. The books do not, however, feel very sf-like, and they most come to life in the opposing tugs between the first beast's life as beast and as human, both phases desiring autonomy. The awkwardly structured last book of this engrossing series probably needed an auctorial revision which it could not be given'' (Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF).


NF/Fine copies.

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde., Stevenson,  Robert Louis
479 Stevenson, Robert LouisThe Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. 41809
Editions For The Armed Services: NY. Nd (1940).

Paperback original.


Lightly stained front and rear cover (and first and last few pages), a G/VG copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Dracula (The Great Horror Classic Illustrated In Comic Book Form)., Stoker,  Bram
480 Stoker, BramDracula (The Great Horror Classic Illustrated In Comic Book Form). 43173
Ballantine Books: NY. 1966.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Introduction by Christopher Lee: text by Otto Binder and Craig Tennis, illustrated by Alden McWilliams.

Fairly good (reading) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Dracula's Curse And The Jewel Of Seven Stars., Stoker,  Bram
481 Stoker, BramDracula's Curse And The Jewel Of Seven Stars. 43193
Tower Books: NY. 1968.
First edition thus (?).
Paperback original.
Tower 43-970.

VG+ copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Lady Of The Shroud., Stoker,  Bram
482 Stoker, BramThe Lady Of The Shroud. 33750
Arrow Books: London. 1962.
First paperback edition.
Paperback original.
Arrow 644. First published in hardcover in 1909

VG+ copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Blonde And The Boodle (Sexton Blake Library #394)., Story,  Jack Trevor
483 Story, Jack TrevorThe Blonde And The Boodle (Sexton Blake Library #394). 25926
The Amalgamated Press Ltd: London. 1957 (November).
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
Sexton Blake Library no 394. Price 10p.

Fine (unread) copy but for a little rusting to rear staple.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Violence In Quiet Places (Sexton Blake Library #461)., Story,  Jack Trevor
484 Story, Jack TrevorViolence In Quiet Places (Sexton Blake Library #461). 25928
Fleetway Publications: London. 1960 (October).
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
Sexton Blake Library no 461. Price 1/-.

Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Hauntings: Picking Up The Threads., Strachan,  Ian
485 Strachan, IanHauntings: Picking Up The Threads. 32673
Hippo/Scholastic Children's Books: London. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Young adult supernatural novel, part of a series (written by different authors).

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Witchcraft And Black Magic., Summers,  Montague
486 Summers, MontagueWitchcraft And Black Magic. 30541
Arrow Books: London. 1965.
Second printing.
Paperback original.
Non-fiction: 320 pages. First published in 1946, with the first Arrow paperback edition in 1964.

320 pages: non-fiction.


Page edges a little browned, a VG+ copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Satyr's Head., Sutton,  David (ed.)
487 Sutton, David (ed.)The Satyr's Head. 41570
Corgi: London. 1975.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Original horror/supernatural anthology.

A little spine lean, a VG+ copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Day Of The Minotaur., Swann,  Thomas Burnett
488 Swann, Thomas BurnettDay Of The Minotaur. 05905
Ace Books: NY. 1966.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Ace F-407. Fantasy novel: a slightly different version was published as a three-part serial in Science Fantasy #67, 68 and 69 (1964-1965) as ''The Blue Monkeys''.

''almost all his fiction - beginning with ''Winged Victory'' for Fantastic Universe in 1958 - fits into a single vision of the course of Western history, and can be seen as comprising a sustained meditation on the theme of Thinning, viewed through a reiterated central story in which the matriarchal, prelapsarian old order - represented by ''Beasts'', including minotaurs, fauns, sibyls, dryads, halflings and occasional highly significant appeareances by the god Pan - is destroyed by the world-devouring patriarchy of the Achaeans, or Romans, or Christians. There are several venues - ancient Egypt, Crete, Rome, medieval Britain - but all have a similar land-of-fable relationship to the mundane world, whose geography they rarely violate, and the general history of which is reinterpreted rather than ignored. Most of the novels describe rites of passage of children into ambivalent maturity; it is arguable that the author saw adulthood and thinning as very similar conditions. Set in the mountains of Crete, the Minotaur sequence - Cry Silver Bells (1977), The Forest of Forever (1971) and his first novel, DAY OF THE MINOTAUR (1964-1965 Science Fantasy as ''The Blue Monkeys''; 1966) - is less idyllic. The three volumes are a litany of loss, as first the Cretans, then the Achaeans, relentlessly shrink the mountain polder of the folk, who include most of the fabulous creatures inhabiting the twilight regions of Classical mythology - centaurs, dryads and others of that ilk. In the end, Eunostos the Minotaur sets sail, with two children and other survivors, towards the Isles of the Blest. It is easy to mock Swann for sentimentality, for displacement of attention from adult sexuality to innocent relationships between boys and friendly older men, and for his sense that the best contrast to the reductions of history was a clambake of beasts in Arcadia. But the intensity of his sense of belatedness is at times overwhelming.'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).


Fine (unread) copy.

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The Minikins of Yam., Swann,  Thomas Burnett
489 Swann, Thomas BurnettThe Minikins of Yam. 05910
Daw Books: NY. 1976.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Daw no. 182.

''almost all his fiction - beginning with ''Winged Victory'' for Fantastic Universe in 1958 - fits into a single vision of the course of Western history, and can be seen as comprising a sustained meditation on the theme of Thinning, viewed through a reiterated central story in which the matriarchal, prelapsarian old order - represented by ''Beasts'', including minotaurs, fauns, sibyls, dryads, halflings and occasional highly significant appeareances by the god Pan - is destroyed by the world-devouring patriarchy of the Achaeans, or Romans, or Christians. There are several venues - ancient Egypt, Crete, Rome, medieval Britain - but all have a similar land-of-fable relationship to the mundane world, whose geography they rarely violate, and the general history of which is reinterpreted rather than ignored. Most of the novels describe rites of passage of children into ambivalent maturity; it is arguable that the author saw adulthood and thinning as very similar conditions. The happiest of the novels is - naturally enough - the one set first. THE MINIKINS OF YAM (1976) follows the Quest, a couple of millennia BC, of a young Pharaoh (in the company of a ''minikin'', a pert young girl-like figure typical of Swann's females) who must find out why his land has been thinning drastically. His father (in the author's fiction a father was almost invariably a negative figure) has, it turns out, banished magic, and with it the regenerative power of the Mother. He reverses the edict, and Egypt is saved. It is easy to mock Swann for sentimentality, for displacement of attention from adult sexuality to innocent relationships between boys and friendly older men, and for his sense that the best contrast to the reductions of history was a clambake of beasts in Arcadia. But the intensity of his sense of belatedness is at times overwhelming.'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).


NF/Fine (unread) copy with a little browning along edges of inner covers and along top edge of covers.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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490 Sykes, Jerry (ed.)Mean Time. 06199
The Do-Not Press: London. 1998.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Original crime anthology: 270 pages. Includes a new story (''Unknown Pleasures'') by Ian Rankin.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Bred To Kill (Sexton Blake Library #448)., Thomas,  Martin
491 Thomas, MartinBred To Kill (Sexton Blake Library #448). 25918
Fleetway Publications: London. 1960 (March).
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
Sexton Blake Library no 448. Price 1/-.

Fine (unread) copy but for a little rusting to rear staple.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Date With Danger (Sexton Blake Library #459)., Thomas,  Martin
492 Thomas, MartinDate With Danger (Sexton Blake Library #459). 25909
Fleetway Publications: London. 1960 (September).
First edition (& 1st printing).
Pictorial stapled wrappers.
Sexton Blake Library no 459. Price 1/-.

Fine (unread) copy but for slight rusting to rear staple.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Dead Man's Destiny (Sexton Blake Library #466)., Thomas,  Martin
493 Thomas, MartinDead Man's Destiny (Sexton Blake Library #466). 25911
Fleetway Publications: London. 1960 (December).
First edition (& 1st printing).
Pictorial stapled wrappers.
Sexton Blake Library no 466. Price 1/-.

Fine (unread copy but for a little rusting to rear staple.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Design For Vengeance (Sexton Blake Library #454)., Thomas,  Martin
494 Thomas, MartinDesign For Vengeance (Sexton Blake Library #454). 25923
Fleetway Publications: London. 1960 (June).
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
Sexton Blake Library no 454. Price 1/-.

Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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495 Thompson, JimPop. 1280. 11057
Black Lizard: NY. 1990.

Trade paperback.
First printing of this publisher. Crime novel.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Getaway., Thompson,  Jim
496 Thompson, JimThe Getaway. 15538
Corgi: London. 1989.

Paperback.
1st Corgi printing.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Doctor Syn Returns., Thorndike,  Russell
497 Thorndike, RussellDoctor Syn Returns. 43317
Arrow Books: London. 1972.
Reprint.
Paperback original.
First published in hardcover in 1935, with a first Arrow printing in 1959. This fourth printing has new cover art.

NF/Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Doctor Syn., Thorndike,  Russell
498 Thorndike, RussellDoctor Syn. 41822
Arrow Books: London. 1964.
First paperback edition.
Paperback original.
Arrow 746. First published in hardcover in 1915. Very uncommon UK paperback.

Spine lean, page edges browning, a VG copy.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Thrills Incorporated no 17: ''Amazons Of The Asteroids''., THRILLS INCORPORATED (Australia: 1950-1952),
499 THRILLS INCORPORATED (Australia: 1950-1952),Thrills Incorporated no 17: ''Amazons Of The Asteroids''. 38385
Transport Publishing Co.: Sydney. 1951 (October).
First edition.
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
October 1951 issue (no. 17) - the final issue published. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers, side stapled. 23 issues of this Australian sf magazine were published between March 1950 and June 1952. This issue contains the title story plus two short stories by G. C. Bleeck and Alan Yates. See Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 672-74.

''Australian magazine, pulp magazine format for the first five issues, bedsheet format issues 6 - 12, and digest sized for issues 13 - 23, numbered, undated, mostly monthly March 1950 - June 1952, published by Associated General Publications, Sydney, company name changed to Transport Publications from no. 13; mostly edited (uncredited) by Alister Innes. THRILLS INCORPORATED was intended for children. Although US reprints as such were not used, plagiarism did occur without the publishers' knowledge. These (with new titles, but originally by Ray Bradbury, Charles L. Harness, Clifford D. Simak, William Tenn and others) were the only good stories printed, although Alan G. Yates contributed some Australian stories, as did G.C. Bleeck -- some under the name of Belli Luigi -- and Norma Hemming. Some stories were reprinted in the UK AMAZING SCIENCE STORIES'' (Frank H. Parnell & Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Thrills Incorporated no 19: ''Operation Space Freeze''.., THRILLS INCORPORATED (Australia: 1950-1952),
500 THRILLS INCORPORATED (Australia: 1950-1952),Thrills Incorporated no 19: ''Operation Space Freeze''.. 38299
Transport Publishing Co.: Sydney. 1952 (January).
First edition.
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
January 1952 issue (no. 19). Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers, side stapled. 23 issues of this Australian sf magazine were published between March 1950 and June 1952. See Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 672-74.

''Australian magazine, pulp magazine format for the first five issues, bedsheet format issues 6 - 12, and digest sized for issues 13 - 23, numbered, undated, mostly monthly March 1950 - June 1952, published by Associated General Publications, Sydney, company name changed to Transport Publications from no. 13; mostly edited (uncredited) by Alister Innes. THRILLS INCORPORATED was intended for children. Although US reprints as such were not used, plagiarism did occur without the publishers' knowledge. These (with new titles, but originally by Ray Bradbury, Charles L. Harness, Clifford D. Simak, William Tenn and others) were the only good stories printed, although Alan G. Yates contributed some Australian stories, as did G.C. Bleeck -- some under the name of Belli Luigi -- and Norma Hemming. Some stories were reprinted in the UK AMAZING SCIENCE STORIES'' (Frank H. Parnell & Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF).


Edges trimmed out of square (true of most, i0f not all, copies of this issue), light edge wear, mostly spine ends, cheap paper browning, a bright, VG+ copy.

Price: 20.00 GBP
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