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Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure (Three Investigators #5), Arthur, Robert
181 Arthur, Robert Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure (Three Investigators #5)
New York Random House 1977 0394815505 / 9780394815503 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Kane, Harry

159 pp, glossy pictorial boards, plain end papers, lists titles on back to 'Headless Horse'. Originally published in 1966, this copy is a reprint from late 1977 or early 1978. No jacket (as issued). Spine a bit cocked, corners worn, slight edge wear, 'A' written in ink at top of spine, a couple smudges on front end paper. Interior is bright and clean. An attractive copy.

Vanishing Treasure is fifth in the Three Investigators Series.
"This volume is another case of my young friends, Jupiter Jones, Pete Crenshaw and Bob Andrews, who call themselves The Three Investigators. In it they become involved in a baffling museum robbery, assist a lady troubled by a bad case of gnomes, find themselves on the way to the Middle East to become slaves, and otherwise engage in adventurous exploits that make my hair stand on end. " -- Alfred Hitchcock.; 7" - 9" Tall
007207 
Price: 18.00 USD

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Illustrated History of the World:  An Encyclopaedia of Events from Pre-Historic Times Up to the Present Day, Arundale, Rosemary and Mertz, Tony (translators)
182 Arundale, Rosemary and Mertz, Tony (translators) Illustrated History of the World: An Encyclopaedia of Events from Pre-Historic Times Up to the Present Day
Manchester, Great Britain Cliveden Press 1969 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 


219 pp. A history of the world extensively illustrated with color and black and white drawings, photographs, and reproductions. Pictorial cover with no jacket, apparently as issued. Some staining on top edge which has lightly affected a few pages. Text is just starting to darken but in very good shape.

Contents: Prehistory; First Great Civilisations; Mediterranean World; Far East; Wars of the Antiquity; Roman Imperialism; Barbarous Invasions; New Empires; Awakening of Europe; The Renaissance; The World and Europe 1559-1600; The Great Century; The Years of Enlightenment; The End of the Ancient Regime; 19th Century: Restorations and Revolutions; Prior to World War; World War I; Failure of the Peace; World War II and the New Order.; 4to - over 9" - 12" tall
004841 
Price: 13.75 USD

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Schism (Skolian Empire series) [signed], Asaro, Catherine
183 Asaro, Catherine Schism (Skolian Empire series) [signed]
New York Tor 2004 0765309513 / 9780765309518 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Royo (cover)
Signed by Author
Blue boards with pink lettering, 398 pp. Includes family tree, timeline, and thumbnails of major characters. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear and rubbing. Signed by author on title page. An attractive copy.

Tenth novel in the Skolian Empire series.
"Schism harkens back to the early years of the Skolian Empire, back to the beginning of the war between Skolia and the Euban Traders. Twenty-three years have passed since the fateful vote in the Skolian Assembly that Roca missed in 'Skyfall.' It created the first open hostility between Eube and Skolia, which has only deepened in the ensuing years.
"Now Eube senses an opportunity, for strife has riven the first family of the Skolian Empire. Sauscony, the daughter of Roca and Eldrinson, is ready to seek her fortune as an officer-in-training in the Skolian military. When her father forbids her to undertake such a dangerous path, a rupture develops as Soz chooses duty over family. Eube hopes to make this divide permanent, leaving the Skolian Empire ripe for conquest. And they're willing to kill anyone to make it happen. "; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
007970 
Price: 35.00 USD

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184 Asaro, Catherine Spherical Harmonic
New York Tor 2001 031289063X / 9780312890636 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Harris, John [cover]
Signed by Author
Blue cloth with red lettering, 428 pp. Includes author's note: "Science in Science Fiction", family tree, timeline, and thumbnails of major characters. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, slight edge wear. Signed by author on title page. A bright, attractive copy.

"Separated for decades by circumstance and political machinations, the Ruby Dynasty, hereditary rulers of the Skolian Empire, struggle to bring together the tattered remnants of their family in the shadow of a disastrous interstellar war. Too many have died, others are presumed lost, yet they must move quickly if they are to reassume their rightful place as rulers of Skolia. "; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
007974 
Price: 50.00 USD

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The Final Key (Skolian Empire series) [signed], Asaro, Catherine
185 Asaro, Catherine The Final Key (Skolian Empire series) [signed]
New York Tor 2005 0765313537 / 9780765313539 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Royo (cover)
Signed by Author
Blue cloth with copper lettering, 348 pp. Includes family tree, timeline, and thumbnails of major characters. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, slight edge wear and rubbing. Signed by author on title page. An attractive copy.

Eleventh in the Skolian Empire series.
"'The Final Key' is the second and concluding part of the story arc known as Triad, which began with 'Schism'. 'Schism' ended with the Skolian Empire torn asunder by personal conflict within the royal family, as Sauscony defied her father and joined the Skolian military. With 'The Final Key,' the Skolian Empire comes under all-out assault from its nemesis, the Euban Concord, who have undermined the Skolians via subterfuge and assassination, leaving them ripe for conquest. The Skolian Empire's only hope? Sauscony, a young woman barely out of her teens who hasn't even completed her training as a cadet. The fate of a vast interstellar empire rests in her untested hands . . . "; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
007971 
Price: 38.00 USD

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186 Asaro, Catherine The Night Bird (Lost Continent Series) [signed]
New York Luna 2008 0373802684 / 9780373802685 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good+ 

Signed by Author
Trade paperback original, first edition. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. First few pages have a crimp in the bottom left corner (binding problem). An attractive copy. Signed by author on title page at Trinoc*Con '08, and includes a matching 'Night Bird' bookmark laid in.

"For centuries the women of Aronsdale have lived freely among the green and misted valleys. Creatures of exotic beauty and sensuality, they possess powerful skills of enchantment . . . and young Allegro is no different. But her life - and Aronsdale's independence - is threatened when Jazid nomads invade, carrying Allegro into the desert as a prized trophy ... or worse.
"Until an unexpected ally falls under her spell. From the moment feared Jazid warrior Markus Onyx sees the alluring beauty, he knows he has found his queen. But even the promise of love cannot quell Allegro's determination to save her homeland. Summoning her powers, she casts herself north - out of passion's grip - and into the dark heart of conflict . . . "; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
007695 
Price: 22.50 USD

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187 Asaro, Catherine The Night Bird (Lost Continent Series) [signed]
New York Luna 2008 0373802684 / 9780373802685 First Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine 

Signed by Author
Trade paperback original, first edition. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. An attractive copy. Signed by author on title page at Trinoc*Con '08, and includes a matching 'Night Bird' bookmark laid in.

"For centuries the women of Aronsdale have lived freely among the green and misted valleys. Creatures of exotic beauty and sensuality, they possess powerful skills of enchantment . . . and young Allegro is no different. But her life - and Aronsdale's independence - is threatened when Jazid nomads invade, carrying Allegro into the desert as a prized trophy ... or worse.
"Until an unexpected ally falls under her spell. From the moment feared Jazid warrior Markus Onyx sees the alluring beauty, he knows he has found his queen. But even the promise of love cannot quell Allegro's determination to save her homeland. Summoning her powers, she casts herself north - out of passion's grip - and into the dark heart of conflict . . . "; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
007694 
Price: 25.00 USD

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The Ruby Dice (Skolian Empire Series), Asaro, Catherine
188 Asaro, Catherine The Ruby Dice (Skolian Empire Series)
New York Baen Books 2008 1416555145 / 9781416555148 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Miller, Kurt (cover)
Signed by Author
New copy, never read, jacket in new Brodart. Signed by author on half title page at Trinoc*Con 2008. Promotional bookmark laid in. An attractive copy.

"Jaibriol ruled the Eubian Concord: over two trillion people across more than a thousand worlds and habitats. Kelric ruled the Skolian Imperialate. War had come before - ten years ago, Jaibriol had lost his parents in the final battle of the Radiance War between the Concord and the Imperialate - and it might come again, devastating vast swathes of the galaxy.
"Neither Jaibriol nor Kelric wanted war, but neither was complete master of his realm. And each hid a secret that, if revealed, might be his downfall.
Jaibriol was a secret psion, with telepathic abilities, and to be a psion in the Eubian Concord was to be a contemptible slave . . . Kelric, years ago, had disappeared for nearly two decades. He had been a prisoner and slave on the planet Coban -- if the Skolian Imperialate knew of his captivity, there would be demands for vengeance . . .
"Neither man knew how much longer he could keep his secret - nor how much longer they could hold back the threat of a war that could incinerate hundreds of inhabited worlds. "; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
007705 
Price: 37.00 USD

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The Ruby Dice (Skolian Empire Series), Asaro, Catherine
189 Asaro, Catherine The Ruby Dice (Skolian Empire Series)
New York Baen Books 2008 1416555145 / 9781416555148 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Miller, Kurt (cover)
Signed by Author
New copy, never read, jacket in new Brodart. Signed by author on half title page at Trinoc*Con 2008. Promotional bookmark laid in. An attractive copy.

"Jaibriol ruled the Eubian Concord: over two trillion people across more than a thousand worlds and habitats. Kelric ruled the Skolian Imperialate. War had come before - ten years ago, Jaibriol had lost his parents in the final battle of the Radiance War between the Concord and the Imperialate - and it might come again, devastating vast swathes of the galaxy.
"Neither Jaibriol nor Kelric wanted war, but neither was complete master of his realm. And each hid a secret that, if revealed, might be his downfall.
Jaibriol was a secret psion, with telepathic abilities, and to be a psion in the Eubian Concord was to be a contemptible slave . . . Kelric, years ago, had disappeared for nearly two decades. He had been a prisoner and slave on the planet Coban -- if the Skolian Imperialate knew of his captivity, there would be demands for vengeance . . .
"Neither man knew how much longer he could keep his secret - nor how much longer they could hold back the threat of a war that could incinerate hundreds of inhabited worlds. "; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
007704 
Price: 37.00 USD

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The Young Visitors or, Mr. Salteena's Plan, Ashford, Daisy
190 Ashford, Daisy The Young Visitors or, Mr. Salteena's Plan
New York George H. Doran Company 1919 First American Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 


105 pp. Beige boards depicting gray marionettes in silhouette on both front, back and spine. Boards are somewhat sunned, with spine paper splitting in front and pulling away from the webbing. Some foxing. Frontispiece is a portrait of the young author.

E.M. Barrie introduces this charming portrait of the Victorian "High Life" by a remarkable nine-year-old girl: "Except for the smirk on her face, all I can learn of her now is that she was one of a small family who lived in the country, invented their own games, dodged the governess and let the rest of the world go hang. She read everything that came her way, including, as the context amply proves, the grown-up novels of the period. 'I adored writing and used to pray for bad weather, so that I need not go out but could stay in and write.'" The manuscript is presented as it was found, with the author's charmingly idiosyncratic spelling kept intact.; 6" - 7" Tall
005610 
Price: 12.95 USD

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The Economic Organisation of England-An Outline History, Ashley, Sir William
191 Ashley, Sir William The Economic Organisation of England-An Outline History
London Longmans, Green and Co. 1957 Third Edition Cloth Very Good- in Good dust jacket 


271 pp., appendix, index, with 3 New Chapters on period between 1914 and the present day (1948) by Professor G.C. Allen. Corners bumped, sun line along bottom edge, free endpaper foxed. DJ sunned & foxed, with 1/2" chips at top of spine and flaps. Text is clean and unmarked.

"Sir William Ashley's brief sketch of the whole course of English Economic development was based on lectires which he gave at the Colonial Institute at Hamburg. ....In this new edition Professor G.C. Allen, Professor of Political Economy at University College, London, has added three new chapters on Economic Instability and the Unemployment Problem, State Intervention and the Decline in Competition."; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
004720 
Price: 12.50 USD

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Bride on Approval (Harlequin Romance #2863 10/87), Ashton, Elizabeth
192 Ashton, Elizabeth Bride on Approval (Harlequin Romance #2863 10/87)
New York Harlequin Books 1987 0373028636 / 9780373028634 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Spine shows slight creasing. Slight shelf wear.

"Sancia longed to be free from the restrictive atmosphere of her father's house -- but her loveless upbringing had convinced her that she'd never be able to respond to a man's lovemaking.
So, when escape was offered in the form of an arranged marriage -- along with a lovely Venetian palazzo home -- she feared she would still be unhappy.
Giovanni . . . embodied all the sophistication and excitement any woman could desire. But could Sancia be like other women, especially when it was her heart, not just her body, that needed fulfillment?"; 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall
000336 
Price: 2.35 USD

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13 Crimes of Science Fiction, Asimov, Greenburg, & Waugh, Ed.
193 Asimov, Greenburg, & Waugh, Ed. 13 Crimes of Science Fiction
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company 1979 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 


From the jacket: "Isaac Asimov has conspired with collaborators Martin Harry Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh to mastermind this diabolically clever anthology in which each of the classic categories of crime fiction is represented by a science fiction tale." Dust jacket shows normal shelf wear plus a small tear or two at the flaps.; 7" - 9" Tall
000077 
Price: 8.50 USD
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Casebook of the Black Widowers, Asimov, Isaac
194 Asimov, Isaac Casebook of the Black Widowers
New York Doubleday & Company 1980 0385157045 / 9780385157049 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 


Ex-library with usual stamps inside covers, remains of pocket on back end paper, tags taped to spine, remains of a label on back board. Corners are chipped, moderate edge wear, top of spine is torn with 1/2" flap. The text block, on the other hand, appears clean and nearly unmarked -- I saw two pages with a name underlined.

After successfully writing a trio of science fiction detective novels in the 1950s, a straight detective story must have seemed much less complicated for Dr. Asimov. First appearing in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1971, the Black Widower's Club enjoyed popularity throughout the 1970s. This is the third dozen of these short stories, written from 1976 through 1979, all featuring members of the Club enjoying a monthly banquet and discussing a mystery. Several of these tales were written specially for this collection. As has been his custom, Asimov includes a short afterword following each story.; Ex-Library; 7" - 9" Tall
005000 
Price: 37.50 USD

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Casebook of the Black Widowers, Asimov, Isaac
195 Asimov, Isaac Casebook of the Black Widowers
New York Fawcett Crest 1981 0449243842 / 9780449243848 Mass Market Paperback Good 


Spine a bit creased, slightly slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, owner's name on front end paper, a couple pages have been dog-eared. Some ywllowing but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

After successfully writing a trio of science fiction detective novels in the 1950s, a straight detective story must have seemed much less complicated for Dr. Asimov. First appearing in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1971, the Black Widower's Club enjoyed popularity throughout the 1970s. This is the third dozen of these short stories, written from 1976 through 1979, all featuring members of the Club enjoying a monthly banquet and discussing a mystery. Several of these tales were written specially for this collection. As has been his custom, Asimov includes a short afterword following each story.; 6" - 7" Tall
007049 
Price: 14.50 USD

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Earth is Room Enough, Asimov, Isaac
196 Asimov, Isaac Earth is Room Enough
Greenwich, Conn Fawcett Crest Reprint Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good- 


Fawcett Crest T1718, 208 pp. Slight spine crease, corners bumped, a little edge wear and chipping, light crease down front cover, binding fairly tight. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

"Here are brilliant, witty, frightening, and fascinating stories of the future by the greatest science fiction master of them all. Just hitch your mind to these weird and wonderful tales for a spin around the world of tomorrow that will take you right to the center of your wildest dreams."
Fifteen stories by one of science fiction's all time masters including 'The Dead Past', 'Franchise', 'The Last Trump', 'Jokester', 'Satisfaction Guaranteed', 'Dreaming is a Private Thing' and more.; 6" - 7" Tall
006539 
Price: 3.95 USD

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Earth is Room Enough, Asimov, Isaac
197 Asimov, Isaac Earth is Room Enough
Greenwich, Conn Fawcett Crest Reprint Edition Mass Market Paperback Good 


Fawcett Crest T1718, 208 pp. Spine somewhat creased and rolled. a little edge wear and rubbing, crease across bottom corner of back cover, binding fairly tight. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked.

"Here are brilliant, witty, frightening, and fascinating stories of the future by the greatest science fiction master of them all. Just hitch your mind to these weird and wonderful tales for a spin around the world of tomorrow that will take you right to the center of your wildest dreams."
Fifteen stories by one of science fiction's all time masters including 'The Dead Past', 'Franchise', 'The Last Trump', 'Jokester', 'Satisfaction Guaranteed', 'Dreaming is a Private Thing' and more.; 6" - 7" Tall
007434 
Price: 3.50 USD

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Eight Stories from the Rest of the Robots, Asimov, Isaac
198 Asimov, Isaac Eight Stories from the Rest of the Robots
New York Pyramid Books 1974 0515032964 / 9780515032963 Seventh Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 


Covers a bit creased at hinges, corners bumped. Ex libris stamp embossed on front cover. Scribblings inside front cover. Light yellowing but text is clean and unmarked.

A second volume of short stories about robots "The Robots -- Mechanical servants, doing the work too hard -- or too boring -- for men to handle. They brought mankind a new era of freedom and leisure. And every robot was completely incapable of harming a human being.
Or so they thought . . . . "; 6" - 7" Tall
001828 
Price: 3.75 USD

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Fantastic Voyage, Asimov, Isaac
199 Asimov, Isaac Fantastic Voyage
New York Bantam Books 1982 0553115278 / 9780553115277 Twenty-Ninth Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Corners bumped, some edge wear, rubbing, some marks across leading edge. Yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy of one of the Good Doctor's most popular works.

Adapted from a screenplay by Harry Kleiner
"Four men and one woman reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, boarding a miniaturized atomic sub and being injected into a dying man's carotid artery. Passing through the heart, entering the inner ear where even the slightest sound would destroy them, battling relentlessly into the cranium. Their objective. . . to reach a blood clot and destroy it with the piercing rays of a laser gun. At stake. . . the fate of the entire world."; 6" - 7" Tall
005176 
Price: 2.95 USD

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Foundation (Foundation Ser.), Asimov, Isaac
200 Asimov, Isaac Foundation (Foundation Ser.)
New York Avon 1978 Twenty-First Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Slight spine slant, corners bumped, slight edge wear and darkening, binding fairly tight. A little browning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

This is the first book in the original Foundation Series, winner of a Hugo Award for Best Series ever.
The trilogy starts with a Galactic Empire that has endured for more than 10,000 years but is now falling (think Roman Empire). Hari Seldon, psychological specialist and genius, has devised the new science of psychohistory that both predicts the Fall and enables him to create a plan to shorten the inevitable barbaric Interregnum from 30 to a single millenium. To further this plan, Seldon causes two Foundations to be created, one on Terminus at the outer edge of the galaxy and a second at the opposite end. For centuries, the Seldon plan runs its course with the Foundation rising in power as the Empire disintegrates.
"Foundation" covers the establishment of the Foundation and the early years of its rise to power on the galactic Rim.; 6" - 7" Tall
007228 
Price: 3.95 USD

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