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A Is For Brian: A 65th Birthday Present For Brian W. Aldiss From His Family, Friends, Colleagues and Admirers., Aldiss,  Brian W.
1 Aldiss, Brian W.A Is For Brian: A 65th Birthday Present For Brian W. Aldiss From His Family, Friends, Colleagues and Admirers. 00162
Avernus: London. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Oversize pictorial covers.
128 pages. Contributions from Kingsley Amis, J. G. Ballard, Ken Campbell, Harry Harrison, Robert Holdstock, Doris Lessing, Michael Moorcock, Christopher Priest, Kit Reed, Robert Silverberg and many others.

Fine (as new) copy.

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Bodily Functions., Aldiss,  Brian W.
2 Aldiss, Brian W.Bodily Functions. 00148
Avernus: London. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects four stories, two poems and a letter to Sam J. Lundwall (on the subject of bowel movement). Very limited hardcover, just one hundred copies printed, as stated: ''This book is printed for a private celebration, the birthday of a friend. It is limited to 100 copies''.

Fine copy in an a VG+ dustjacket with edge wear and some rubbing to the (blue) dustjacket.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Mercycle., Anthony,  Piers
3 Anthony, PiersMercycle. 00165
Tafford Publishing Inc.: Houston. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF/fantasy novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Silent., Attanasio,  A. A (& Robert S. Henderson)
4 Attanasio, A. A (& Robert S. Henderson)Silent. 19810
Dennis MacMillan Publications. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collaboration between a biker/ex-heroin addict and sf/fantasy author, to create a thriller of ''street warfare, underworld politics and the consequences of illicit desire''. SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS AND THE PUBLISHER.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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A Different Vintage(signed/limited)., Barrett, Jr.,  Neal
5 Barrett, Jr., NealA Different Vintage(signed/limited). 06873
Subterranean Press: USA. 2001.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
318 pages: collects 12 science fiction stories and an introduction by the author. LIMITED EDITION: 600 numbered copies signed by the author.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Piggs (signed/limited)., Barrett, Jr.,  Neal
6 Barrett, Jr., NealPiggs (signed/limited). 08280
Subterranean Press: USA. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Crime novel. LIMITED EDITION: 850 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author.

''the lowlifes of Piggs Bar and Chinese Restaurant (Mexican Wells, Tex.) in this crime novel from veteran Barrett (The Hereafter Gang) make the regulars of the bar in The Iceman Cometh look classy by comparison. At least O'Neill's characters had hope. These people have nothing to live for. Cecil R. Dupree, the proprietor, rules his subjects like a Caligula in overalls, among them such dregs as Rhino, who runs the restaurant, and Ahmed, the Arab-Chinese chef. Jack, an ex-con who washes dishes and is about as close as Barrett gets to a hero, hasn't been able to get his life together since he left prison, but at least he's found a new purpose in life: Gloria, the stripper/go-go girl. He wants to take her away from this sordid life, but he can't see that she's not interested in him or in any alternative existence he could offer her. For Gloria, Piggs is a chance to dance, and dancing is what matters to her most. Jack's dream is to commit a couple of robberies that will give him enough to escape. When he finally gets his chance, he predictably fails to rise to the occasion. The author's portrait of the denizens of Piggs is deliciously sordid, if just a bit tedious, in the last half before the big shoot-'em-up climax. Still, his array of dismal characters is fascinating to watch, his novel fun to read''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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A Haunting Beauty: Stories Of The Macabre., Birkin,  Charles
7 Birkin, CharlesA Haunting Beauty: Stories Of The Macabre. 04073
Midnight House: Seattle, CA. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects 13 weird/supernatural stories, with a five page preface by Mike Ashley, and four page introduction from the author. 450 numbered hardcover copies printed.

''In the 1960's one author was almost solely responsible for keeping the horror genre alive in Britain, Sir Charles Birkin. In the years from 1964 to 1971 the author produced a string of powerful collections including The Kiss of Death, Spawn of Satan, and The Smell of Evil. In the early 1980's the author and editor Mike Ashley undertook the preparation of a retrospective showcase of the author's work. Efforts to market the volume were curtailed by Birkin's death in 1986 and the collection, A Haunting Beauty has remained lost -- until now. With a special introduction by Sir Charles Birkin nearly two decades after the author and editor began work on it. In this volume the full range and diversity of the author's work is demonstrated by tales that run the gamut from the eerie supernatural thriller ''Ballet Negre'' to the poignant ghostly tale ''Little Boy Blue'' and the grotesqueries of ''Lords of the Refuge''. Also included are a pair of fine examples of stories based on the author's war-time experiences, ''The Mouse Hole'' and a story that has to rank as a masterpiece, ''Waiting for Trains''. While best-known for his disturbing tales of psychological horror, Birkin was also adept at the supernatural tale of terror as is amply demonstrated by this collection''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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The Magic Spectacles (signed/limited slipcased)., Blaylock,  James P.
8 Blaylock, James P.The Magic Spectacles (signed/limited slipcased). 04494
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Young adult sf/fantasy novel. Afterword by Lewis Shiner (only available in this deluxe edition). LIMITED EDITION: 250 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author, Lew Shiner and artist Ferret and slipcased.

''a children's book, containing a magic window, an alternate world and goblins, is less successfully childlike than some of his work for adults. It may be that the author's unquenchable relish for sheer oddity will inhibit his artistic growth, but meanwhile he is among the most enjoyable genre writers to have emerged from the 1980s'' (Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket and slipcase (as new).

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The Magic Spectacles., Blaylock,  James P.
9 Blaylock, James P.The Magic Spectacles. 00103
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Young adult sf/fantasy novel.

''a children's book, containing a magic window, an alternate world and goblins, is less successfully childlike than some of his work for adults. It may be that the author's unquenchable relish for sheer oddity will inhibit his artistic growth, but meanwhile he is among the most enjoyable genre writers to have emerged from the 1980s'' (Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Animal Planet (signed by the author)., Bradfield,  Scott
10 Bradfield, ScottAnimal Planet (signed by the author). 00456
Picador: NY. 1995.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Animal fantasy: ''when Animal Rights activists blow open the front gates of London Zoo, the animals escape, able to control their lives for the first time. Revolutionary Charlie the Crow and his reluctant colleague Buster the Penguin go underground, pursued by all and sundry, wanting a piece of Charlie's radical action''. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

''US author and academic, a professor at the University of Connecticut since 1989, also resident in the UK. His first sf story, the orthodox ''What Makes a Cage? Jamie Knows'' (in Protostars, anth 1971, ed David Gerrold), significantly fails to prefigure his mature works, the best of which appear in The Secret Life of Houses (1988; exp vt Dream of the Wolf 1990; further exp vt Greetings From Earth: New and Collected Stories 1993), where they apply the torque of Fabulation to Southern Californian venues whose haunted, dehydrated inmates are trapped just short of the healing waters of the Pacific Rim. His first novel, The History Of Luminous Motion(1989), trawls in the same suburban deserts, though without the use of sf protocols, as does What's Wrong with America (1994), comically. In his later work he has concentrated on Beast Fable tales, including the remarkable ANIMAL PLANET (1995) and the stories assembled in Hot Animal Love: Tales of Modern Romance (2005); some of these tales are equipoisal with sf readings, but without ever becoming ''arguable'' narratives of mutated American life and mores'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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The History Of Luminous Motion (signed by the author)., Bradfield,  Scott
11 Bradfield, ScottThe History Of Luminous Motion (signed by the author). 00038
Bloomsbury: London. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The author's first novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

''US author and academic, a professor at the University of Connecticut since 1989, also resident in the UK. His first sf story, the orthodox ''What Makes a Cage? Jamie Knows'' (in Protostars, anth 1971, ed David Gerrold), significantly fails to prefigure his mature works, the best of which appear in The Secret Life of Houses (1988; exp vt Dream of the Wolf 1990; further exp vt Greetings From Earth: New and Collected Stories 1993), where they apply the torque of Fabulation to Southern Californian venues whose haunted, dehydrated inmates are trapped just short of the healing waters of the Pacific Rim. His first novel, THE HISTORYOF LUMINOUS MOTION (1989), trawls in the same suburban deserts, though without the use of sf protocols, as does What's Wrong with America (1994), comically. In his later work he has concentrated on Beast Fable tales, including the remarkable Animal Planet (1995) and the stories assembled in Hot Animal Love: Tales of Modern Romance (coll 2005); some of these tales are equipoisal with sf readings, but without ever becoming ''arguable'' narratives of mutated American life and mores'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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The Secret Life Of Houses (signed by the author)., Bradfield,  Scott
12 Bradfield, ScottThe Secret Life Of Houses (signed by the author). 00039
Unwin Hyman: London. 1988.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Short story collection: the author's first book. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

''US author and academic, a professor at the University of Connecticut since 1989, also resident in the UK. His first sf story, the orthodox ''What Makes a Cage? Jamie Knows'' (in Protostars, anth 1971, ed David Gerrold), significantly fails to prefigure his mature works, the best of which appear in THE SECRET LIFE OF HOUSES (1988; exp vt Dream of the Wolf 1990; further exp vt Greetings From Earth: New and Collected Stories 1993), where they apply the torque of Fabulation to Southern Californian venues whose haunted, dehydrated inmates are trapped just short of the healing waters of the Pacific Rim. His first novel, The History Of Luminous Motion (1989), trawls in the same suburban deserts, though without the use of sf protocols, as does What's Wrong with America (1994), comically. In his later work he has concentrated on Beast Fable tales, including the remarkable Animal Planet (1995) and the stories assembled in Hot Animal Love: Tales of Modern Romance (coll 2005); some of these tales are equipoisal with sf readings, but without ever becoming ''arguable'' narratives of mutated American life and mores'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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13 Bradfield, ScottWhat's Wrong With America (signed by the author). 00054
Picador: London. 1994.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

''US author and academic, a professor at the University of Connecticut since 1989, also resident in the UK. His first sf story, the orthodox ''What Makes a Cage? Jamie Knows'' (in Protostars, anth 1971, ed David Gerrold), significantly fails to prefigure his mature works, the best of which appear in The Secret Life of Houses (1988; exp vt Dream of the Wolf 1990; further exp vt Greetings From Earth: New and Collected Stories 1993), where they apply the torque of Fabulation to Southern Californian venues whose haunted, dehydrated inmates are trapped just short of the healing waters of the Pacific Rim. His first novel, The History Of Luminous Motion (1989), trawls in the same suburban deserts, though without the use of sf protocols, as does WHAT'S WRONG WITH AMERICA (1994), comically. In his later work he has concentrated on Beast Fable tales, including the remarkable Animal Planet (1995) and the stories assembled in Hot Animal Love: Tales of Modern Romance (coll 2005); some of these tales are equipoisal with sf readings, but without ever becoming ''arguable'' narratives of mutated American life and mores'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Sherlock Holmes Revisited: The Hitherto Unchronicled Adventures Volume One., Brooks,  Clive
14 Brooks, CliveSherlock Holmes Revisited: The Hitherto Unchronicled Adventures Volume One. 42531
Spyglass Crime: Southampton, England. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Just a touch of browning along page edges, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket.

Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Best Of John W. Campbell., Campbell,  John W.
15 Campbell, John W.The Best Of John W. Campbell. 05208
Nelson Doubleday: NY. 1976.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Edited and with an introduction by Lester del Rey. First printing with code ''G13'' on page 306: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Different contents to the 1973 Sidgwick & Jackson UK hardcover (with foreword by James Blish.

Endpapers lightly spotted, page edges browning, an almost fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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A Notable Interlude., Capes,  Bernard
16 Capes, BernardA Notable Interlude. 42518
Calabash Press: Ashcroft, British Columbia. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled wrappers.
Sherlockian short story: ''published in January 1999 by Calabash Press to celebrate the birthday of Mr Sherlock Holmes''. Introduction by Jack Adrian. Very uncommon booklet.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 50.00 GBP
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Black Venus., Carter,  Angela
17 Carter, AngelaBlack Venus. 00145
Chatto & Windus: London. 1985.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects eight stories, including the title story and ''The Cabinet Of Edgar Allan Poe''.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for rubbing to both front and rear (black) panels.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Bellathonis And The Shadow King/Reaper (Black Library Live! 2012 Chapbook)., Chambers,  Andy/Sarah Cawkwell
18 Chambers, Andy/Sarah CawkwellBellathonis And The Shadow King/Reaper (Black Library Live! 2012 Chapbook). 42520
Black Library (BL) Publishing: Notts. 2012.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
Stapled chapbook. Collects two short stories set in the Warhammer universe. Limited to 1000 copies.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Arsene Lepine-Herlock Soames Affair: The Great Detective Versus The Master Criminal (200-copy hardcover)., Chester,  S. Beach
19 Chester, S. BeachThe Arsene Lepine-Herlock Soames Affair: The Great Detective Versus The Master Criminal (200-copy hardcover). 02373
The Aspen Press: CO. 1976.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Sherlockian pastiche, introduction by Philip Jose Farmer. LIMITED EDITION: 750 copies published in total, of which 200 were numbered hardcovers (the other 550 were paperbound). This is no 78.

Fine copy in pictorial boards, as issued without dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of spine edge wear..

Price: 20.00 GBP
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20 Chetwynd-Hayes, RonaldHell Is What You Make It. 00097
Robert Hale: London. 1994.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Curse Of The Snake God (signed & dated by the author)., Chetwynd-Hayes,  Ronald
21 Chetwynd-Hayes, RonaldThe Curse Of The Snake God (signed & dated by the author). 16754
Inner Circle: London. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Supernatural horror novel. Great cover of a medusa woman who is the spitting image of Cher! SIGNED AND DATED (14.7.1995) BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 18.00 GBP
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The Curse Of The Snake God., Chetwynd-Hayes,  Ronald
22 Chetwynd-Hayes, RonaldThe Curse Of The Snake God. 04337
Inner Circle: London. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Supernatural horror novel. Great cover of a medusa woman who is the spitting image of Cher!

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Monster Club (signed by the author)., Chetwynd-Hayes,  Ronald
23 Chetwynd-Hayes, RonaldThe Monster Club (signed by the author). 00063
Severn House: London 1992.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of linked stories: originally published as a paperback original in 1975. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Partaker: A Novel Of Fantasy., Chetwynd-Hayes,  Ronald
24 Chetwynd-Hayes, RonaldThe Partaker: A Novel Of Fantasy. 14271
William Kimber: London. 1980.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Vampire novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson., Conlon,  Christopher (ed.)
25 Conlon, Christopher (ed.)He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson. 42521
Gauntlet Publications. 2009.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
526 pages. Original anthology of stories ''set in, or inspired by, Matheson's fictional universes'', So, for example, Stephen King & Joe Hill contribute ''Throttle'' a story inspired by Duel, ''Two Shots From Fly's Photo Gallery'' by John Shirley is a sequel to SOMEWHERE IN TIME and ''Return To Hell House'' by Nancy A. Collins is a prequel to HELL HOUSE. And many more. Also includes an unpublished screenplay by Matheson and Charles Beaumont for (Fritz Leiber's novel of domestic witchcraft) CONJURE WIFE. Note this screenplay was ONLY available in this Gauntlet edition of the book. LIMITED EDITION: 700 copies published in total of which 500 were signed/limited: this is one of the 200 unsigned/unnumbered copies.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 65.00 GBP
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The Scroll Of The Dead: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure., Davies,  David Stuart
26 Davies, David StuartThe Scroll Of The Dead: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure. 42533
Calabash Press: Ashcroft, British Columbia. 1998.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Shadow Of The Rat: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure., Davies,  David Stuart
27 Davies, David StuartThe Shadow Of The Rat: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure. 42532
Calabash Press: Ashcroft, British Columbia. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 30.00 GBP
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Science Fiction Handbook, Revised: A Guide To Writing Imaginative Liteature., de Camp,  L. Sprague (& Catherine Crook de Camp)
28 de Camp, L. Sprague (& Catherine Crook de Camp)Science Fiction Handbook, Revised: A Guide To Writing Imaginative Liteature. 03470
Owlswick Press. 1975.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Just a little browning along page edges, else a fine copy in anear fine dustjacket with spine edge wear.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Exploits Of Sherlock Holmes., Doyle,  Adrian Conan (& John Dickson Carr)
29 Doyle, Adrian Conan (& John Dickson Carr)The Exploits Of Sherlock Holmes. 42504
John Murray: London. 1954.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of new stories written Adrian Conan Doyle (the son of Arthur Conan Doyle) together with John Dickson Carr.

Page edges a little browned, a near fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket with dust-soiling along the rear flap fold.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet: The Sign of Four: The Hound of the Baskervilles: The Valley of Fear: The Complete Long Stories., Doyle,  Arthur Conan
30 Doyle, Arthur ConanSherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet: The Sign of Four: The Hound of the Baskervilles: The Valley of Fear: The Complete Long Stories. 42525
John Murray: London. 1929.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
''First edition in one volume/1929'' stated on the copyright page.

Page edges browned, spine faded, a VG copy.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Absolute Discretion., Eustace,  Grant
31 Eustace, GrantAbsolute Discretion. 42529
Calabash Press: Ashcroft, British Columbia. 1997.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Thriller.Sherlockian novel involving the young Sherlock Holmes in 1873.

Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Fantasy no 1 (July 1938 issue)., FANTASY,  (ed. T. Stanhope Sprigg)
32 FANTASY, (ed. T. Stanhope Sprigg)Fantasy no 1 (July 1938 issue). 40362
George Newnes: London. 1938 (July).
First edition.
Pulp Magazine.
July 1938 issue. The first of just three issues published of this UK sf pulp 1938-1939.

''UK Pulp magazine published by George Newnes Ltd, edited by T Stanhope Sprigg as a companion to his highly successful Air Stories. It saw three undated issues released in Summer 1938 and Spring and Summer 1939. Its material, though now badly dated, was typical of the stereotypical pulp fiction of the day and included work by John Wyndham as ''John Beynon Harris'', John Russell Fearn, Eric Frank Russell and the ageing George C Wallis. Its covers were by Serge Drigin who had painted most of the covers for Air Stories and other contributors to that pulp, notably J E Gurdon, also tried their hand at science fiction. Sprigg was interested in developing sf in Britain, but the Second World War intervened and the magazine ceased'' (Mike Ashley/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Front cover tears repaired inside, spine loss (1cm) at bottom, an almost VG copy.

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Fantasy no 3 (June 1939 issue)., FANTASY,  (ed. T. Stanhope Sprigg)
33 FANTASY, (ed. T. Stanhope Sprigg)Fantasy no 3 (June 1939 issue). 40363
George Newnes: London. 1939 (June).
First edition.
Pulp Magazine.
June 1939 issue. Third (and last) of just three issues published of this UK sf pulp 1938-1939.

''UK Pulp magazine published by George Newnes Ltd, edited by T Stanhope Sprigg as a companion to his highly successful Air Stories. It saw three undated issues released in Summer 1938 and Spring and Summer 1939. Its material, though now badly dated, was typical of the stereotypical pulp fiction of the day and included work by John Wyndham as ''John Beynon Harris'', John Russell Fearn, Eric Frank Russell and the ageing George C Wallis. Its covers were by Serge Drigin who had painted most of the covers for Air Stories and other contributors to that pulp, notably J E Gurdon, also tried their hand at science fiction. Sprigg was interested in developing sf in Britain, but the Second World War intervened and the magazine ceased'' (Mike Ashley/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Brown tape on spine overlaps covers, a good copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Keepers Of The Secrets., Farmer,  Philip Jose
34 Farmer, Philip JoseKeepers Of The Secrets. 08215
Severn House: London 1985.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Doc Savage pastiche: originally published in 1970 as a paperback original (half of an Ace Double) titled THE MAD GOBLIN.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (s new).

Price: 18.00 GBP
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Lord Of The Trees., Farmer,  Philip Jose
35 Farmer, Philip JoseLord Of The Trees. 09427
Severn House: London 1982.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First published as half of an Ace double paperback original in 1970. Very uncommon UK hardcover.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 60.00 GBP
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The Adventure Of The Peerless Peer By John H. Watson, M.D., Farmer,  Philip Jose
36 Farmer, Philip JoseThe Adventure Of The Peerless Peer By John H. Watson, M.D. 02367
The Aspen Press: CO. 1974.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Novelette: Sherlock Holmes meets Tarzan.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Adventure Of The Peerless Peer By John H. Watson, M.D. (signed by Farmer)., Farmer,  Philip Jose
37 Farmer, Philip JoseThe Adventure Of The Peerless Peer By John H. Watson, M.D. (signed by Farmer). 42502
Aspen Press: Boulder, CO. 1974.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Novelette: Sherlock Holmes meets Tarzan. THIS COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) with original publisher's flyer for the book.

Price: 75.00 GBP
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Nightfall., Farris,  John
38 Farris, JohnNightfall. 00155
Severn House: London. 1988.
First trade hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Thriller/horror novel. First published as a Tor paperback original in 1987, followed by a Book Club edition.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Unholy City., Finney,  Charles G.
39 Finney, Charles G.The Unholy City. 22751
Vanguard Press: NY. 1937.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-167 [168], original orange cloth, paper labels affixed to spine and front panels.

''short novel whose crash-landed hero is guided through the city of Heilar-Wey by an enigmatic character who promises to show him a really good time but never quite manages to deliver - as one might expect, given that we first meet him optimistically trying to improve a lily with paint. Never did the reality principle exert itself in such a mad and surreal way as it does herein - a paradox which may help to explain why the book is under appreciated (though it is certainly not in the same league as The Circus of Dr. Lao).''- Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-138.


VG copy (lacking the dustjacket).

Price: 5.00 GBP
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5 Against The House., Finney,  Jack
40 Finney, Jack5 Against The House. 42514
Eyre & Spottiswoode: London. 1954.
Second printing.
Hardcover.
Thriller, the author's first novel and made into a film a year later. ''First impression August 1954/Second impression October 1954'' stated on copyright page.

Free endpapers part-browned, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

Price: 50.00 GBP
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The D.A. Breaks An Egg., Gardner,  Erle Stanley
41 Gardner, Erle StanleyThe D.A. Breaks An Egg. 32217
Four Square/PBS Limited: Manchester. 1973.
Reprint.
Paperback original.
Crime novel. ''TOTAL Special Edition. Not to be re-sold'' on front cover. First published in the USA in 1949.

Page edges browned, a NF/Fine (unread) copy with a touch of spine edge wear.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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The D.A. Breaks An Egg., Gardner,  Erle Stanley
42 Gardner, Erle StanleyThe D.A. Breaks An Egg. 42523
William Heinemann: London. 1957.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Crime novel. First published in hardcover in the USA in 1949.

Gift inscription in top corner of front free endpaper, top page edges spotted, free endpapers a little browned, page edges show a little browning, a VG+ copy in a VG pictorial dustjacket.

Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Affair Of The Unprincipled Publisher By John H. Watson, M.D., As Discovered BY Larence Garland., Garland,  Linda & Roger
43 Garland, Linda & RogerThe Affair Of The Unprincipled Publisher By John H. Watson, M.D., As Discovered BY Larence Garland. 42517
Old Knoll Books: New Castle, Delaware. 1983.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Chapbook.
Sherlockian short story. 275 copies printed.

Near fine copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Count Belisarius., Graves,  Robert
44 Graves, RobertCount Belisarius. 42509
Cassell and Co.: London 1938.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Historical novel. ''First published, 1938'' on the copyright page.

Almost fine copy in a G/VG price-clipped dustjacket with shallow chipping along the bottom spine edge and other edge wear.

Price: 95.00 GBP
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Mindstar Rising (with illustration by cover artist)., Hamilton,  Peter F.
45 Hamilton, Peter F.Mindstar Rising (with illustration by cover artist). 42503
Tor: NY. 1996.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First volume in the sf trilogy of future thrillers featuring Private Investigator Greg Mandel with ESP. First published in the UK as a paperback original in 1993. On the half-title page cover artist David (B.) Mattingly has sketched a little doodle of a meteor (?) hitting the earth and signed his name in full above the illustration

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Neutronium Alchemist: The Night's Dawn Trilogy Book Two., Hamilton,  Peter F.
46 Hamilton, Peter F.The Neutronium Alchemist: The Night's Dawn Trilogy Book Two. 29838
Subterranean Press: USA. 2010.
First American edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Sequel to THE REALITY DYSFUNCTION (1996). LIMITED EDITION: 500 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author, though this copy is unnumbered and marked ''PC''.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Shrine., Herbert,  James
47 Herbert, JamesShrine. 08527
New English Library (NEL): London. 1983.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Supernatural novel.

Page edges a little browned, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Elegies & Requiems (300-numbered copy edition)., Insole,  Colin
48 Insole, ColinElegies & Requiems (300-numbered copy edition). 35897
Side Real Press: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. 2013.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects 18 weird/fantasy stories: 436 pages. Limited to 300 numbered hardcover copies. A most attractive hardcover edition. Note however that this copy is marked ''promo copy'' with the name of a well-known UK editor/author next to it.

Fine copy in pictorial boards (affixed colour plates to both front and rear board) as issued without dustjacket (as new).

Price: 40.00 GBP
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Minor Arcana., Jones,  Diana Wynne
49 Jones, Diana WynneMinor Arcana. 00126
Victor Gollancz: London. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects seven long fantasy stories with an introduction from the author.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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See No Evil: Banned Films and Video Controversy., Kerekes,  David (& David Slater)
50 Kerekes, David (& David Slater)See No Evil: Banned Films and Video Controversy. 40593
Critical Vision/Headpress: Manchester, UK. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Oversize paperback original.
414 pages.

Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 20.00 GBP
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