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Science Fiction and Fantasy

Science Fiction and Fantasy
   -Andre Norton
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   -Arthur C. Clarke
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365 bedtime Nursery Rhymes : A Rhyme for Every Day in the Year
1 365 bedtime Nursery Rhymes : A Rhyme for Every Day in the Year
Racine, WI Whitman Publishing 1946 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Kirn, Francis; Weihs, Erika (cover)

Whitman Publishing Nr 5049, 381 pp, green quarter cloth with pictorial boards. Spine slightly cocked, corners chipped, some edge wear and chipping, 3/4" tear near center of rear board, a few other nicks and scuffs to boards. Diamond patterned end papers with drawings of a toy or pet inside each diamond. Jacket in new Brodart with moderate edge wear and chipping especially along alap edges, some rubbing, a number of small holes from insect damage, an old price in crayon at top of front panel and '1952' written in white on back panel, 1 1/4" chip near center of back panel. Overall, a nice copy.

A charming children's book which takes a journey through the year in rhyme. Each page is illustrated with black and white or tri-color drawings reminiscent of post-World War II America. 3 pages that we saw had parts of the illustrations carefully colored in. From the dust jacket:
"There are poems that tell stories, nonsense rhymes, bits of verse as soothing as a lullaby, and poems about the holidays. Some verses daddy and mother will remember from their own childhood, and others appear in print for the first time. Francis Kirn, the artist, has caught the feeling of each poem. There is a touch of whimsy and a sense of humor in some of the drawings and in others there is a feeling of tenderness and realism. Whatever the mood, poem and illustration combine to make the day's rhyme a unit."
Age Level: Preschool Read Aloud; 9¾" - 12" Tall
006614 
Price: 120.00 USD

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Analog : Best of Science Fiction
2 Analog : Best of Science Fiction
New York Galahad Books 1985 088365671X / 9780883656716 Possible first Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 


Corners bumped, slightly shelf-cocked, some shelf wear. Waterstain to left corner of back board which does not appear to affect the pages. Gift inscription on ffep, dated 1985 -- no publication date listed. Text is clean and bright.

A star-studded collection of short stories from the best of the best, including-to name only a few-"Ogre" by Clifford D. Simak, "Tiger Ride" by James Blish and Damon Knight, "Over the Top" by Lester del Rey, "Belief" by Isaac Asimov, "Balanced Ecology" by James H. Schmitz, "The Powers of Observation" by Harry Harrison, "The Gold at the Starbow's End" by Frederik Pohl, and "Here" by Joe W. Haldeman.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
003882 
Price: 6.00 USD

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Stories from the Old Testament Book One - From Adam to Joseph
3 Stories from the Old Testament Book One - From Adam to Joseph
London Collins 1958 First Thus Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Worm, Piet

Tan cloth with gold lettering, black inset on front board with gold title, unpaginated, lavishly illustrated many in color. Spine slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, some spotting along edges of boards. Interior bright and clean. Pictorial jacket in new Brodart, moderate edge wear with several small edge tears and creasing along edges. 1 x 3/4" chip missing to bottom edge of front panel, a little chipping at top and bottom of spine and flaps. Overall, a nice copy.

"Covers the whole of Genesis: the creation of the world, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah's ark and the flood, the tower of Babel, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and Joseph and his brothers in Egypt.
"Strict accuracy has been observed in the retelling of these stories, and nothing has been added to the text. What will be gained, besides an acquaintance with our spiritual forefathers, is a vivid picture of life in Old Testament days.
"The many pictures, done in bright colours and with such a wealth of detail, will especially attract younger readers, but will be enjoyed by all ages. "; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
007139 
Price: 40.00 USD

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An Old-Fashioned Girl, Alcott, Louisa May
4 Alcott, Louisa May An Old-Fashioned Girl
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1911 Reprint Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 


Spine slightly slanted, some edgewear & bumping, boards spotted near spine. Text yellowed, but clean and unmarked.

From the author's Preface: "As the first part of An Old-Fashioned Girl was written in 1869, the demand for a sequel, in beseeching little letters that made refusal impossible, rendered it necessary to carry my heroine boldly forward some six or seven years into the future. The domestic nature of the story makes this audacious proceeding possible; while the lively fancies of my young readers will supply all deficiencies and overlook all discrepancies. The 'Old-Fashioned Girl' is not intended as a perfect model, but as a possible improvement upon the Girl of the Period, who seems sorrowfully ignorant or ashamed of the good old fashions which make woman truly beautiful and honored, and, through her, render home what it should be, - a happy place, where parents and children, brothers and sisters, learn to love and know and help one another."
Age Level: Grades 4-8; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
005839 
Price: 14.00 USD

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Under the Lilacs, Alcott, Louisa May
5 Alcott, Louisa May Under the Lilacs
Akron, Ohio Saalfield Publishing Company 1935 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Lawson, George

Boards somewhat scuffed and stained. Shelf-cocked, corners bumped. Some chipping along spine.. Lightening along spine, darkeninginside covers. Pages in good shape with foxing.

Lovers of 'Little Women' and 'Little Men' will enjoy this Louisa May Alcott story.
Pen & ink illustrations.
Est Level: 3rd grade and above; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
001097 
Price: 6.75 USD

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Starswarm, Aldiss, Brian
6 Aldiss, Brian Starswarm
New York, NY Signet 1964 First Printing Mass Market Paperback Good+ 


Spine/covers show some shelf wear, scuffing/darkening/chipping. Foxing

"Two moons circle the dead planet Earth . . . but the race of man who eons ago escaped its withered crust live lives of bizarre variety on Starswarm. A part of the neo-human species who populate the far-flung sectors of a wondrous galactic cluster, they struggle to survive, to shape their destiny, to control forces they themselves have brought into being . . ."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
000846 
Price: 3.95 USD

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Do and Dare, Alger, Horatio Jr.
7 Alger, Horatio Jr. Do and Dare
Chicago M. A. Donohue & Co. Not Stated Pictorial Cover Fair with no dust jacket 


Corners bumped, moderate edge wear, some rubbing, darkening to spine. Front board separated from text block, spine cracked through in two or three places, front free end paper missing. Some browning but text is clean and unmarked.

"The hero of the story is a poor boy who dreams of traveling through cities and mountains. Being poor these were only dreams. He then meets a wealthy man who makes his dreams come true. A story of overcoming adversity through hard work and other character virtues." Est Level: 4th grade and up.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
002852 
Price: 7.00 USD

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Spectrum 5, Amis, Kingsley: Conquest, Robert (editors)
8 Amis, Kingsley: Conquest, Robert (editors) Spectrum 5
New York, NY Berkley Books 1968 Mass Market Paperback Fair 


Spine/covers creased, scuffed, chipped, generally worn. Corners are bumped -- both covers and pages, but the pages inside are in good, clean condition.

Optimism is the prevailing note in Spectrum 5, which consists of 8 uncommonly substantial stories, most with a happy and sometimes an exhilarating ending. Among other matters, they deal with how humanity graduates into Galactic society; how 28 days on the Moon completely change a spaceman's concept of life, how a precocious youth brings about communication between alien cultures on a remote planet, and how scientifically the impossible is achieved in about two weeks. . ."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
000467 
Price: 3.95 USD

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9 Anderson, Bertha C. Tinker's Tim and the Witches
Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1953 Seventh Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Coe, Lloyd

Ex-library w/ pocket & 2 stamps, spine somewhat slanted. DJ has three 1" tears, edgewear, tiny chips at corners. Text is bright and attractive.

"Tim Tetlow lived with his father and grandmother in old Salem at the time of the great trouble, when witches were hanged on Gallows Hill and even the cows wore red tags to keep off the evil eye. On certain nights the thud of horses’ feet could be heard on the paths away from the town, and sometimes in a shaft of moonlight a horse would be seen to bear two riders, one a woman wrapped in a billowing cloak. Granny Tetlow said there were no witches in Salem. Then the townsfolk began to whisper about Granny herself. What did Tinker Tetlow and his son do then? Here is the story."
Age Level: Grades 2-6; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
003367 
Price: 6.95 USD

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Ground Zero (X-Files Ser.), Anderson, Kevin
10 Anderson, Kevin Ground Zero (X-Files Ser.)
New York Harper Prism 1995 006105223x / 9780061052231 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 


Back inside flap of jacket is foled back.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
000127 
Price: 8.95 USD
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After Doomsday, Anderson, Poul
11 Anderson, Poul After Doomsday
London Panther Books 1968 Mass Market Paperback Good 


Spine slanted/creased, some edgewear, corners bumped, lower corner creased. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked.

"'Earth is dead!' A planet murderer has struck at Earth and killed it. Fortunately, there are several space ships away from base at the time and when one returns and sees the Earth's remains, the crew begins a murder hunt for the killers which takes them to the outer galaxies where they meet many strange races before they eventually track down the murderers."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
004725 
Price: 4.50 USD

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Flandry of Terra, Anderson, Poul
12 Anderson, Poul Flandry of Terra
New York Ace Books 1979 Mass Market Paperback Good+ 
Illustrated by Whelan, Michael (cover)

Spine somewhat creased, corners bumped, some edge wear. Bookseller stamps inside cover, price stamped on ffep.

"Dominic Flandry, Agent of Imperial Terra. His duty, as officially defined: to seek out threats to the Pax Terrestria, and to neutralize them-or, failing that, to call in His Majesty's military forces, who will end them in a more drastic and final way. As defined by Dominic Flandry: to stick his finger in the dike of civilization, to hold off for his lifetime the inevitable coming of the barbarians and the Long Night. To this end he battles gloriously, murders remorselessly, betrays outrageously. His justification? "Supple young women clad in sunlight, blooded horses stamping of the plains of Ilion, smoke curling fragrant about coffee and cognac on Terra"-in a phrase, all the joys and pleasures that, taken together, comprise human civilization."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
001416 
Price: 3.95 USD

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Flandry of Terra, Anderson, Poul
13 Anderson, Poul Flandry of Terra
New York, NY Ace Books 1979 0441240712 / 9780441240715 Mass Market Paperback Good+ 
Illustrated by Whelan, Michael (cover)

Spine/covers slightly creased, slight spine slant, corners bumped, minor edge wear/chipping. A little darkening. Text is clean and unmarked.

"Dominic Flandry, Agent of Imperial Terra. His duty, as officially defined: to seek out threats to the Pax Terrestria, and to neutralize them-or, failing that, to call in His Majesty's military forces, who will end them in a more drastic and final way. As defined by Dominic Flandry: to stick his finger in the dike of civilization, to hold off for his lifetime the inevitable coming of the barbarians and the Long Night. To this end he battles gloriously, murders remorselessly, betrays outrageously. His justification? "Supple young women clad in sunlight, blooded horses stamping of the plains of Ilion, smoke curling fragrant about coffee and cognac on Terra"-in a phrase, all the joys and pleasures that, taken together, comprise human civilization."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
002034 
Price: 3.70 USD

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Shield, Anderson, Poul
14 Anderson, Poul Shield
New York Berkley Medallion 1963 First Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good- 
Illustrated by Powers, Richard (cover)

Berkley Medallion F743, 158 pp. Paperback original, first printing. Originally serialized in Fantastic Stories (1962). Spine a bit slanted with a ceep crease down the center, slight edge wear and rubbing, 1" chip to top corner of back cover. Pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

"Koskinen had returned to earth with a strange new 'Shield' - a device which enclosed the wearer in a force screen which absorbed all energies below a certain level. Light could come through the Shield, but no weapon known to man could penetrate it . . .
"Koskinen had developed the Shield in collaboration with the Martians. From the moment of his return to earth he was in deadly danger. His own country sent men to kill him to prevent the Shield from falling into Chinese hands . . .
"Soon the whole civilized world was searching for this one man - a man armed with the greatest potential military weapon mankind had ever seen . . . The only question was which power would possess the Shield as its very own? "; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
008056 
Price: 7.95 USD

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The Star Fox, Anderson, Poul
15 Anderson, Poul The Star Fox
New York Signet 1966 Third Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 


Spine is slanted and creased, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Minor creasing and soiling to covers. 20c in red ink inside cover. Text shows yellowing but is clean and unmarked.

"No one will believe the truth about the Alerionia people's plot to claim the almost untouched planet of New Europe. Only Gunnar Heim, space-age patriot, will risk his own death and the destruction of interplanetary peace to bring freedom to this strange new world of surreal people, walking forests, slaughter machines--and the haunting memories of lost love."; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall
002210 
Price: 3.65 USD

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Three Worlds to Conquer, Anderson, Poul
16 Anderson, Poul Three Worlds to Conquer
New York Pyramid Books 1964 First Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by Gaughan, Jack (cover)

Pyramid R-994, 143 pp. Paperback original, first printing. Originally appeared as a serial in If, January - March, 1964. Slight edge wear, binding tight. Pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked. An attractive copy.

"Three Worlds:
"Jupiter - where no human could live - but where men had strange allies . . . and stranger enemies!
"Ganymede - where human settler lay helpless under the guns of a spaceship directed by a madman!
"Earth - freed from a planet-wide tyranny, but facing total destruction from space!
"The destinies of three worlds were strangely linked - and in the hands of a man sentenced to instant death! "; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
008052 
Price: 5.50 USD

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A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth Series #1), Anthony, Piers
17 Anthony, Piers A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth Series #1)
New York Del Ray / Ballantine 1980 0345287665 / 9780345287663 Eighth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Whelan, Michael (cover)

Spine somewhat creased, slanted, sunned. Corners bumped, some edge wear/chipping, small tear at base of spine to front cover. Slight yellowing.

First of the Xanth series.
"Xanth! That was the enchanted land where magic ruled -- where every citizen had a special spell only he could cast. It was a land of centaurs and dragons and basilisks. For Bink of North Village, however, Xanth was no fairy tale. He alone had no magic. And unless he got some -- and got some fast! -- he would be exiled. Forever!
But the Good Magician Humfrey was convinced that Bink did indeed have magic. In fact, both Beauregard the genie and the magic wall chart insisted that Bink had magic. Magic as powerful as any possessed by the King or by Good Magician Humfrey -- or even by the Evil Magician Trent.
Be that as it may, no one could fathom the nature of Bink's very special magic. Bink was in despair. This was even worse than having no magic at all . . . and he would still be exiled!"; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
001925 
Price: 2.95 USD

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Bearing an Hourglass (Incarnations of Immortality Book 2), Anthony, Piers
18 Anthony, Piers Bearing an Hourglass (Incarnations of Immortality Book 2)
New York Del Ray / Ballantine 1992 0345313151 / 9780345313157 Twelfth Printing Mass Market Paperback Near Fine 
Illustrated by Whelan, Michael (cover)

Spine is a bit creased, some ordinary shelf wear.

This is the sequel to 'On a Pale Horse', the first book in the Incarnations of Immortality series.
"When life seemed pointless to Norton, he accepted the position as the Incarnation of Time, even though it meant living backward from present to past.
The other seemingly all-powerful Incarnations of Immortality -- Death, Fate, War, and Nature -- made him welcome. Even Satan greeted him with gifts.
But he soon discovered that the gifts were cunning traps. While he had been distracted, he had become enmeshed in a complex scheme of the Evil One to destroy all that was good.
In the end, armed only with the Hourglass, Norton was forced to confront the immense power of Satan directly. And though Satan banished him to Hell, he was resolved to fight on."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
000594 
Price: 4.25 USD

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Centaur Aisle (Xanth Series #4), Anthony, Piers
19 Anthony, Piers Centaur Aisle (Xanth Series #4)
New York Del Ray / Ballantine 1982 0345297709 / 9780345297709 Third Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good+ 
Illustrated by Whelan, Michael (cover)

Corners bumped, some shelf wear.

"Dor was having troubles growing up to be the next Magician-King of the magic Land of Xanth. He wanted no part of running the kingdom. But now Good King Trent was leaving on a trade mission to non-magical Mundania, home of such weird beasts as horses and bears, so Dor had to take over as King for a week.
A week passes. No Trent. Then three weeks. King Trent still hadn't returned. Surely, something terrible had happened; he was apparently held captive in some foul dungeon, unable to escape. Dor was left with the burden of ruling -- and with Irene, who was entirely too willing to be his Queen!
His only hope was to enter Mundania and free King Trent. But how could it be done without the powers of magic? Nevertheless, he started forth bravely -- together with Irene, a golem, a centaur, and a young ogre -- heading for the far south of Xanth.
The entrance to Mundania, of course, lay to the north."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
000674 
Price: 3.75 USD

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Crewel Lye : A Caustic Yarn (Xanth Series #8), Anthony, Piers
20 Anthony, Piers Crewel Lye : A Caustic Yarn (Xanth Series #8)
New York Del Ray / Ballantine 1989 0345345991 / 9780345345998 Twelfth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good+ 
Illustrated by Sweet, Darrell K. (cover)

Spine/covers somewhat creased, corners bumped, some edge wear/chipping esp. to spine. Some scuffing to back cover, slight darkening.

"Jordan was a ghost in Castle Roogna now, spending his time with little five-year-old Ivy and watching his own past unfold on the magic tapestry. But once he had been a valorous knight, riding his ghost horse Pook on a fabulous and dangerous mission. He had been betrayed with a cruel lie by two wily magicians and the woman he loved. He had been killed at the end, and his bones had been scattered. Now he could not even remember where they had been buried. That was important, because Jordan's talent had been to recover from almost any injury, provided enough of his body could be assembled to grow together again. But all that had been four hundred years before. Nobody who was alive today knew or cared where his bones might be. It was hardly the proper ending for a gallant adventure!"; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall
001417 
Price: 2.95 USD

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