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The Red Cross Girls with the Italian Army

By: Vandercook, Margaret

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, John C. Winston Company: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003789

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Red and black pictorial cover on somewhat soiled cloth tan boards, spine weak and slightly slanted with two 3/4" tears along edge and worn along lower half. Corners bumped and slightly chipped. PO's name on free endpaper. Black and white frontispiece. Text yellowing and cracking at pp. 17 and 64, but clean and unmarked. Fifth in this series of vintage children's books about the Red Cross Girls. Nona Davis and Sonya Valesky are off to serve as Red Cross nurses in Italy during World War I. Age Level: Grades 6-10; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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The Reproductive System (former Title 'Mechasm')

By: Sladek, John T.

Price: $6.25

Publisher: New York, NY, Equinox Books: 1974

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 001829

ISBN: 0380000946

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, minor edge wear, slight darkening. A clean, tight copy. "Take one crazed scientist-the evil Dr. Smilax-add the complex mechanical technology that made Wompler's Walking Babies a household word all over America-and the result is chaos and panic. Funny little metal boxes on wheels that could reproduce themselves, replenish their energies simply by plugging in to the nearest wall outlet. . . AND NO EARTHLY FORCE COULD STOP THEM! Could the US government be held to ransom by a mad scientist? Would the Pentagon destroy the western US-in order to save it? Or would our hero,... View more info

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The Return of the King (Lord of the Rings, Part Three)

By: Tolkien, J. R. R.

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1994

Seller ID: 004329

ISBN: 0345339738

Condition: Very Good


Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear, small crease on front and back. A bright, attractive copy. "While the evil might of the Dark Lord Sauron swarmed out to conquer all Middle-earth, Frodo and Sam struggled deep into Mordor, set of Sauron's power. To defeat the Dark Lord, the accursed Ring of Power had to be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. But the way was impossibly hard, and Frodo was weakening. Weighed down by the compulsion of the Ring, he began finally to despair."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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The Return of the King (Lord of the Rings, Part Three)

By: Tolkien, J. R. R.

Price: $195.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd.: 1957

Edition: Twentieth Edition

Seller ID: 007231

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An early impression that appears to have been purchased along with the other two volumes of the trilogy, and kept together as a set (see my listing for "The Two Towers"). Red cloth, 416 pp, color map of Gondor, Rohan, and Mordor tipped in to back end paper. Spine cocked and sunned, crease down center, hinges a little weak, corners worn, minor edge wear, a little rubbing and soiling, some doscoloration on back board, Owner's name on front end paper, interior is clean and unmarked. "While the evil might of the Dark Lord Sauron swarmed out to conquer all Middle-earth, Frodo and Sa... View more info

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The Road to Agra

By: Sommerfelt, Aimee

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, American Book-Stratford Press: 1961

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 002719

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, some bumping/edgewear, boards slightly soiled. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. Cover has picture of peasant children on a journey. Black and white illustrations by Ulf Aas. In the little village in India, Maya, Lalu's little sister, is going blind, and if she does so, she'll lose her spot in the school and will never learn to read. And if she doesn't, she won't be able to teach her brother. Hearing that a friend's uncle was cured of blindness in Agra, Lalu decides to walk the long and dangerous distance to Agra with his sister to get the doct... View more info

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The Ruby Dice (Skolian Empire Series)

By: Asaro, Catherine

Price: $37.00

Publisher: New York, Baen Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007704

ISBN: 1416555145

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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 mast... View more info

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The Ruby Dice (Skolian Empire Series)

By: Asaro, Catherine

Price: $37.00

Publisher: New York, Baen Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007705

ISBN: 1416555145

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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 mast... View more info

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The Safe-Way Club

By: Bryce, Catherine

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1939

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003609

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Minor shelfwear, some foxing on boards outside & inside, top edge darkened. Hard cover boards are pictorial. DJ sunned, large chip along bottom flap edge, plus smaller chips; inside sunned. Color and black and white illustrations of the period.Text is clean and unmarked. "Dear Grown-up: The SAFE WAY CLUB is the most valuable children's book you have ever held in your hands, for it is the only storybook with the protection of life as its theme. As our boys and girls read of the adventures of the wide-awake, fun-loving children who started a neighborhood club to prevent accidents, t... View more info

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The Secret People

By: Wyndham, John

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Greenwich, Conn, Fawcett Gold Medal: 1973

Edition: First Fawcett Gold Edition

Seller ID: 005654

Condition: Fair


Spine slanted and creased, edgewear and bumping. Text starting to yellow and cracking, but clean and unmarked. "It was the world's greatest engineering feat - the flooding of part of the Sahara desert. But the new waters that covered up the land also threatened to destroy an ancient, secret civilization beneath the earth. When Mark Sunnet's plane crashed into the New Sea, he and his beautiful companion, Margaret Lawn, were taken prisoners by these secret people. They were taken deep beneath the earth into strange, dark caverns. Caverns that seemed to hold no hope for escape. But ... View more info

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The Shadow Gate

By: Ball, Margaret

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Baen Books: 1991

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 006047

ISBN: 0671720325

Condition: Very Good


A Baen Books original. Spine lightly creased, minor edgewear, bookseller stamp inside. Inside covers starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "The only good elf is a dead elf. Or so the militant order of Durandine monks thought, and they planned on making sure that all the elves in their world were very, very good. The elves of the Three Realms have sent out one last spell to bring help…and received it: in the form of the staff of the New Age Psychic Research Center of Austin, Texas. Unless the strangers from Texas can restore the elves' magic, the elves, and the ... View more info

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The Shiva Option

By: Weber, David; White, Steve

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Baen Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008206

ISBN: 0671318489

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Blace cloth with dark blue lettering, 674 pp. Corners slightly bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear and rubbing. Signed on title page by both David Weber and Steve White. An attractive copy. Fourth of the Starfire universe books by White and Weber and the long awaited direct sequel to 'In Death Ground.' "The war wasn't going well. "The mind-numbingly alien Arachnids were an enemy whose like no civilized race had ever confronted. Like some carnivorous cancer, the 'Bugs' had overrun planet after planet . . . and they regarded any competing se... View more info

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The Shore Of Women

By: Sargent, Pamela

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004379

ISBN: 0517558343

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Small bookseller stamp on free endpaper. A bright, attractive copy. "A thought-provoking suspenseful love story set in a world we might create, a world in which men and women live apart and love between them no longer exists. And yet there are those who wonder whether such love might be reborn. In a post-nuclear future, women have built a new world on the ruins of the old. It's a world of vast walled cities where women live apart from men, who roam the wilderness outside. Women control all science and technology, determined that men must never regain the power to destroy Earth. A... View more info

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The Silent Invaders / Battle on Venus (Ace Double F-195)

By: Silverberg, Robert; Temple, William F.

Price: $6.90

Publisher: New York, Ace Books: 1963

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 001744

Condition: Good+


Spine/covers a bit creased, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Some yellowing. Text is clean and unmarked. This vintage Ace Double contains the first book publications of Robert Silverberg's The Silent Invaders along with William F. Temple's Battle on Venus. "Silent Invaders" - A science fiction adventure chronicling the clash of star spies, "Abner Harris came to Earth on a mission of extreme urgency. His orders said that the universe was in dander of enslavement by the pebble-skinned Medlins. And that the fight against their evil scheming called for him to assume the di... View more info

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The Silent Invaders / Battle on Venus (Ace Double F-195)

By: Silverberg, Robert; Temple, William F.

Price: $7.90

Publisher: New York, Ace Books: 1963

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 001758

Condition: Very Good


"Venus" cover somewhat creased. Corners bumped, minor edge wear. Slight yellowing, otherwise a clean, tight copy. This vintage Ace Double contains the first book publications of Robert Silverberg's The Silent Invaders along with William F. Temple's Battle on Venus. "Silent Invaders" - A science fiction adventure chronicling the clash of star spies, "Abner Harris came to Earth on a mission of extreme urgency. His orders said that the universe was in dander of enslavement by the pebble-skinned Medlins. And that the fight against their evil scheming called for him ... View more info

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The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 6)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $6.25

Publisher: Harmondsworth, England, Puffin Books: 1967

Edition: 3rd Impression

Seller ID: 8375

ISBN: 0590405985

Condition: Good


Spine a bit slanted, well creased, reading crease, some edge wear and rubbing. Pages yellowed but text is clean and unmarked. ; Puffin Books PS240. This copy has a wraparound cover featuring the dust jacket art created by Pauline Baynes for the hardcover edition. ; Narnia; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 206 pages; Volume 4 -- How captive Prince Rilian escaped from the Emerald Witch's underground kingdom. "Not even a year has passed! But when Eustace returns to Narnia with school friend Jill Pole, he discovers that seventy years have gone by there. King Caspian is now an old man.. His s... View more info

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The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 6)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $4.35

Publisher: New York, Harper Trophy: 2005

Seller ID: 8780

ISBN: 0064471098

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, slight edge wear. A bright, attractive copy. ; New cover art by Cliff Nielsen, with the original illustrations by Pauline Baynes. ; Narnia; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 257 pages; Volume 4 -- How captive Prince Rilian escaped from the Emerald Witch's underground kingdom. "Not even a year has passed! But when Eustace returns to Narnia with school friend Jill Pole, he discovers that seventy years have gone by there. King Caspian is now an old man.. His son, Prince Rilian, is lost, and Eustace and Jill are asked to find him. " Narnia is in peril, and only Eus... View more info

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The Smoke Ring

By: Niven, Larry

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Del Ray / Ballantine: 1988

Seller ID: 000735

ISBN: 0345302575

Condition: Good+


Spine/covers somewhat creased, corners bumped. A slight curve to the book. "In the free-fall environment of the Smoke Ring, the descendents of the crew of the Discipline no longer remembered their Earth roots -- or the existence of Sharls Davis Kendy, the computer program despot of the ship. Until Kendy initiated contact once more. Fourteen years later, only Jeffer, the Citizens Tree Scientist, knew that Kendy was still watching -- and waiting. Then the Citizens Tree people rescued a family of loggers and learned for the first time of the Admiralty, a large society living in free ... View more info

The Source of Magic (Xanth Series #2)

By: Anthony, Piers

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001926

ISBN: 0345272846

Condition: Good+


Covers a bit creased, corners bumped including a few pages, some edge wear/chipping. Slight scuffing. Slight yellowing but text block is clean and unmarked. Second in the Xanth series. "As the ruler of a country steeped in enchantment, King Trent was naturally curious about the source of its magic. It made sense to order Bink, the only one of his subjects immune to supernatural harm, to undertake a quest to discover the wellspring of Xanth's uniqueness. Bink . . . reached his goal. . . But the King had not expected Bink's next act - to destroy utterly the magic of Xanth!"... View more info

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The Space Merchants

By: Pohl, Frederick; Kornbluth, C. M.

Price: $4.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Del Ray / Ballantine: 1978

Edition: Tenth Printing

Seller ID: 000955

ISBN: 0345276825

Condition: Good+


Spine/covers a bit creased, some shelf wear/darkening. A couple pages have underlining or margin notes, but the text is not obscured. An all time SF classic, first published in 1952. "Meet Mitchell Courtenay -- Copysmith Star Class -- a man of no small importance in the Madison Avenue pecking order. His latest assignment: create an advertising campaign that will sell the American people on emigrating to Venus. It's an uphill fight all the way for Courtenay, as he contends with enemies in rival agencies, with underground ecology groups -- and with a wife who won't come home un... View more info

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The Space Merchants

By: Pohl, Frederick; Kornbluth, C. M.

Price: $4.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Ballantine Books: 1974

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 000959

ISBN: 0345242904

Condition: Good+


Covers a bit creased. Some shelf wear/darkening, corners bumped. Slight foxing. An all time SF classic, first published in 1952. "Meet Mitchell Courtenay -- Copysmith Star Class -- a man of no small importance in the Madison Avenue pecking order. His latest assignment: create an advertising campaign that will sell the American people on emigrating to Venus. It's an uphill fight all the way for Courtenay, as he contends with enemies in rival agencies, with underground ecology groups -- and with a wife who won't come home unless he quits his job! And what if Courtenay is su... View more info