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The Wonderful Adventures Of Phra The Phoenician, Arnold, Edwin Lester
1 Arnold, Edwin Lester The Wonderful Adventures Of Phra The Phoenician
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1917 New Edition Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends, corners and spine joints of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The covers have several spots of ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has a previous owner's inked name and book plate on the front endpaper (Charles Haynes Mason). Illustrated with 15 illustrations by H. M. Paget. "Edwin Lester Linden Arnold (14 May 1857 – 1 March 1935) was an English author. Most of his works were issued under his working name of Edwin Lester Arnold. Arnold was born in Swanscombe, Kent, as son of Sir Edwin Arnold. Most of his childhood was spent in India, but he returned to England to study agriculture and ornithology. He became a journalist in 1883, and published his first books A Holiday In Scandinavia (1877) and Bird Life In England (1887) before writing his first novel The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician, the adventures of a warrior who goes in and out of an unexplained state of suspended animation in order to be a witness to invasions or attempted invasions of England. Phra was first published in 24 parts in the prestigious Illustrated London News, and later published in book form in the United States and the United Kingdom." 
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Machines That Think The Best Science Fiction Stories about Robots & Computers, Asimov, Isaac, Patricia S. Warrick and Martin H. Greenberg (edited by)
2 Asimov, Isaac, Patricia S. Warrick and Martin H. Greenberg (edited by) Machines That Think The Best Science Fiction Stories about Robots & Computers
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1984 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean, with some beginning wear to the spine ends. "Isaac Asimov (born Isaak Ozimov; c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer, and wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification. Asimov wrote hard science fiction and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most famous work is the Foundation Series; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series. The Galactic Empire novels are explicitly set in earlier history of the same fictional universe as the Foundation series. Later, beginning with Foundation's Edge, he linked this distant future to the Robot and Spacer stories, creating a unified "future history" for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A. Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson." 
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The Haunted Computer And The Android Pope, Bradbury, Ray
3 Bradbury, Ray The Haunted Computer And The Android Pope
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1981 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has beginning generalized toning to the rear panel, along with one small, semi-closed edge tear to the top rear panel. "Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author and screenwriter. He worked in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery fiction. Widely known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) , and his science fiction and horror story collections, The Martian Chronicles (1950) , The Illustrated Man (1951) , and I Sing the Body Electric (1969) , Bradbury was one of the most celebrated twentieth- and twenty-first-century American writers. While most of his best known work is in speculative fiction, he also wrote in other genres, such as the coming-of-age novel Dandelion Wine (1957) and the fictionalized memoir Green Shadows, White Whale (1992)." ; Signed by Author 
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The Republic of The Southern Cross  And Other Stories, Brussof, Valery (with an introductory essay by Stephen Graham)
4 Brussof, Valery (with an introductory essay by Stephen Graham) The Republic of The Southern Cross And Other Stories
London, England Constable and Company , Ltd. 1918 1st English Language Edition; 1st Issue Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition. This book is a First English Language Edition, First Issue, with a half cloth binding and uncut foredge. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The covers have some light bumping to the spine ends and corners and there are a couple of stray spots. The lettering on the bottom spine has started to rub. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there is some light foxing throughout, especially to the endpapers. Bleiler. This book contains a series of short stories varying from fantasy to dystopian fiction, all brought forth with a peculiarly Russian sentiment. Included are: The Republic of the Southern Cross, The Marble Bust, For Herself of For Another, In the Mirror, Protection, The Bemol Shop of Stationery, Rhea Silvia, Eluli, Son of Eluli, and, In the Tower. 
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Fantastic Universe Science Fiction February 1958, Fantastic Universe Science Fiction
5 Fantastic Universe Science Fiction Fantastic Universe Science Fiction February 1958
New York King-Size Publications 1958 Magazine Very Good- 
This is a trade sized paperback magazine. The magazine is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and nicking. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper used. Included are the a series of short works, including: Open all Doors by Harry Harrison, Sense of Wonder by Bertram Chandler, Lazarus Bell by Stanley Mullen , Continents in Space by Ivan T. Sanderson, Freak Show by Miriam Allen DeFord, The Makers by Winona McClintic, Shapes in the Sky by Civilian Saucer Intelligence, Universe in Books by Hans Stefan Santesson, Suacers - Fact not Fiction by Morris K. Jessup, Familiar Face by Don Berry, and Insane Planet by Thomas N. Scortia. 
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Utopia, Inc., Gieske, Herman Everett
6 Gieske, Herman Everett Utopia, Inc.
New York Fortuny's 1940 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
This book is in Very Good- to Near Very Good condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have some light bumping and toning. The text pages are generally clean and bright, though there are occasional finger marks and some toning to the edges of the pages. The endpapers are noticeably toned. "Gieske’s book is not a literary gem. It features purple prose, stilted character development and a number of highly improbable events. And yet, it provides an insight into how utopias have come into common discussion and also what sort of issues might have constituted an ideal world at the dawn of World War II. At the outset of the book, the world’s moguls come together to transform Bermuda into Utopia. There, the great scientists of the world, unfettered by outside influences, work to rid the world of its problems. One significant early invention is a gigantic road-paving machine destined to elevate China out of poverty. The protagonist of the story is David Haldane, a decent but underappreciated telephone lineman. He dreams of joining the ranks of Utopians and perfecting his pet project, a much improved television." 
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Stainless Steel Visions, Harrison, Harry
7 Harrison, Harry Stainless Steel Visions
New York Tor Books 1993 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Bryn Barnard 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. Includes the short stories: The Streets of Ashkelon, Toy Shop, Not Me, Not Amos Cabot! , The Mathballed Spaceship, Commando Raid, The Repairman, Brave Newer World, The Secret of Stonehenge, Rescue Operation, Portrait of the Artist, Survival Planet, Roommates, and, The Golden Years of the Stainless Steel Rat. "Before becoming an editor and writer, Harrison started in the science fiction field as an illustrator, notably with EC Comics' two science fiction comic book series, Weird Fantasy and Weird Science. In these and other comic book stories, he most often worked with Wally Wood. Wood usually inked over Harrison's layouts, and the two freelanced for several publishers and genres, including westerns and horror comics. He and Wood split up their partnership in 1950 and went their separate ways. Harrison used house pen names such as Wade Kaempfert and Philip St. John to edit magazines and published other fiction under the pen names Felix Boyd and Hank Dempsey. Harrison ghostwrote Vendetta for the Saint, one of the long-running series of novels featuring Leslie Charteris' character, The Saint. Harrison also wrote for syndicated comic strips, writing several stories for the character Rick Random." 
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Worlds Of If Magazine (3 Vols - Nov. 1962, Jan. 1963, March 1963), Heinlein, Robert A.
8 Heinlein, Robert A. Worlds Of If Magazine (3 Vols - Nov. 1962, Jan. 1963, March 1963)
New York Worlds of If Magazine 1963 Magazine Very Good 
The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. Three volumes - first edition, serialized edition. All three volumes are in Very Good condition and were issued without dust jackets. The books and their contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping, rubbing and wear to the spine ends corners and edges of the covers. The November issue has some light toning to the front spine joint. "Podkayne of Mars is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialised in Worlds of If (November 1962, January, March 1963) , and published in hardcover in 1963. The novel is about a teenage girl named Podkayne "Poddy" Fries and her younger, asocial genius brother, Clark, who leave their home on Mars to take a trip on a spaceliner to visit Earth, accompanied by their uncle. This book and Starship Troopers were written for a publisher expecting to market a juvenile science fiction novel, and both raised serious objections from the publisher." "The novels that Heinlein wrote for a young audience are commonly called "the Heinlein juveniles", and they feature a mixture of adolescent and adult themes. Many of the issues that he takes on in these books have to do with the kinds of problems that adolescents experience. His protagonists are usually very intelligent teenagers who have to make their way in the adult society they see around them. On the surface, they are simple tales of adventure, achievement, and dealing with stupid teachers and jealous peers. Heinlein was a vocal proponent of the notion that juvenile readers were far more sophisticated and able to handle more complex or difficult themes than most people realized. His juvenile stories often had a maturity to them that made them readable for adults. Red Planet, for example, portrays some very subversive themes, including a revolution in which young students are involved." 
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Have Spacesuit - Will Travel Three Parts - True First Edition, Featured in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Heinlein, Robert A. (edited by Anthony Boucher) The Magazine Of Fantasy and Science Fiction
9 Heinlein, Robert A. (edited by Anthony Boucher) The Magazine Of Fantasy and Science Fiction Have Spacesuit - Will Travel Three Parts - True First Edition, Featured in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
New York Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1959 1st Edition; 1st Printing Magazine Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is the three part serial - True 1st edition of Robert Heinlein's Have Spacesuit - Will Travel - published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction: August, September, and, October 1958. The magazines are in Very Good condition and were issued without dust jackets. The covers have some ground-in dirt and rubbing, along with some light bumping and small nicks, especially to the spine ends. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper used. "Have Space Suit—Will Travel is a science fiction novel for young readers by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialised in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (August, September, October 1958) and published by Scribner's in hardcover in 1958. It is the last of the Heinlein juveniles. Heinlein made use of his engineering expertise to add realistic details to the story; for a time during World War II, he was a civilian aeronautics engineer working at a laboratory where pressure suits were being developed for use at high altitudes. Have Space Suit—Will Travel was nominated for a Hugo Award in 1959. It also won the Sequoyah Children's Book Award for 1961." 
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The Door Into Summer In Three Parts - in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Heinlein, Robert A. (edited by Anthony Boucher) The Magazine Of Fantasy and Science Fiction
10 Heinlein, Robert A. (edited by Anthony Boucher) The Magazine Of Fantasy and Science Fiction The Door Into Summer In Three Parts - in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
New York Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1956 True First Edition; 1st Printing Magazine Very Good Signed by Illustrator
This set is SIGNED by illustrator Kelly Freas on two of the three magazine covers. Heinlein, Robert A. (edited by Anthony Boucher) : The Door Into Summer : Three Parts Appearing in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. 1956. Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy. New York. Paperback. True First Edition. Three volumes - October, November and December 1956, comprising the true first edition of The Door into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein. The magazines are in Very Good condition. There is some beginning toning to the spines of the magazines along with some rubbing and loss of color. The spine ends have rubbing and light bumping. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but with some beginning toning due to the acid content of the papers. "The Door into Summer is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (October, November, December 1956, with covers and interior illustrations by Frank Kelly Freas). It was published in hardcover in 1957. The novel is fast-paced hard science fiction, with a key fantastic element and a romantic element." "Within the framework of his science-fiction stories, Heinlein repeatedly addressed certain social themes: the importance of individual liberty and self-reliance, the obligation individuals owe to their societies, the influence of organized religion on culture and government, and the tendency of society to repress nonconformist thought. He also speculated on the influence of space travel on human cultural practices." ; Signed by Illustrator 
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Tenderfoot In Space 3 Parts in Boy's Life Magazine, Heinlein, Robert A. , Boy's Life Magazine
11 Heinlein, Robert A. , Boy's Life Magazine Tenderfoot In Space 3 Parts in Boy's Life Magazine
New Brunswick, NJ Boy's Life Magazine 1958 1st Edition; 1st Printing Magazine Very Good- 
Color Illustrations; Three Issues of Boy's Life Magazine - May, June, July 1958 containing the short work of science fiction by Robert A. Heinlein - Tenderfoot in Space. These are all oversized magazines in Very Good- to Very Good condition and all were issued without dust jackets. The magazine covers have some light edge wear and creasing to the spine ends and corners. The spines of two of the magazines have sunning. The July issue has a two inch tear to the bottom spine end. There is a bit of a dusty smell to the insides of the magazines. The magazines are illustrated with both color and black and white illustrations throughout. ""A Tenderfoot in Space" is a short story by Robert A. Heinlein, serialized in Boys' Life magazine in May, June, and July 1958. The original working title was "Tenderfoot on Venus" when it was written in 1956. It was extensively cut according to orders by the magazine editor for its published form. It was reprinted in the retrospective Requiem: New Collected Works by Robert A. Heinlein and Tributes to the Grand Master. ..A boy and his dog emigrate to Venus. The boy joins a local Scout troop, learning how to survive in the Venusian wilderness, with its various dangers." 
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A House To Make Life Easy.... A Look At Robert Heinlein's House June 1952, Heinlein, Robert A. , Popular Mechanics Magazine
12 Heinlein, Robert A. , Popular Mechanics Magazine A House To Make Life Easy.... A Look At Robert Heinlein's House June 1952
Chicago, IL Popular Mechanics Magazine 1952 1st Edition Magazine Very Good 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This is a trade sized magazine. The magazine is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The magazine and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some toning and tidemarking to the bottom edge of the book, especially by the spine. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There is some toning to the bottom edge of the spine. The text pages are clean and bright. This issued includes the article: A House to Make Life Easy - A Look at Robert Heinlein's House (page 65-69, 228-230) . "Popular Mechanics is a classic magazine of popular science and technology. First published by Henry Haven Windsor, January 11, 1902, it has been owned since 1958 by Hearst. There are nine international editions, including a now-defunct Latin American version that had been published for decades, and a newer South African edition. The Russian edition of Popular Mechanics has been issued since 2002. In 2013, the US edition changed from twelve to ten issues per year." 
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The Lost Continent, Hyne, Cutcliffe (Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne) (Pseudonym Of Weatherby Chesney)
13 Hyne, Cutcliffe (Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne) (Pseudonym Of Weatherby Chesney) The Lost Continent
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1900 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and lacks a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. There is one small spot of discoloration to the front panel of the book cover. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There are several black and white plates throughout the book. "Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne (11 May 1866 – 10 March 1944) was an English novelist who was also known by the pen name Weatherby Chesney. He is perhaps best remembered as the author of The Lost Continent: The Story of Atlantis. He is also remembered for his Captain Kettle stories and for The Recipe for Diamonds." 
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Sidewise In Time And Other Scientific Adventures, Leinster, Murray (Pseudonym Of William Fitzgerald Jenkins)
14 Leinster, Murray (Pseudonym Of William Fitzgerald Jenkins) Sidewise In Time And Other Scientific Adventures
Chicago, IL Shasta Publishers 1950 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
First Trade Edition, following a subscribers edition. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, with some light toning to the reverse and spine. The dust jacket has four-color artwork by Hannes Bok. "Leinster's first science fiction story, "The Runaway Skyscraper", appeared in the February 22, 1919 issue of Argosy, and was reprinted in the June 1926 issue of Hugo Gernsback's first science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. In the 1930s, he published several science fiction stories and serials in Amazing and Astounding Stories (the first issue of Astounding included his story "Tanks"). He continued to appear frequently in other genre pulps such as Detective Fiction Weekly and Smashing Western, as well as Collier's Weekly beginning in 1936 and Esquire starting in 1939." 
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A Clash Of Kings Book Two of a Song of Ice and Fire, Martin, George R. R. (George Raymond Richard Martin)
15 Martin, George R. R. (George Raymond Richard Martin) A Clash Of Kings Book Two of a Song of Ice and Fire
London, England Voyager / Harper Collins 1998 True First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; True First Edition - published in the UK prior to the US edition. The book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but have some very beginning toning. The top edge of the text block has some toning as well. Both front and rear inner hinges have noticeable glue residue from the binding process. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "In 1991, Martin briefly returned to writing novels. He had grown frustrated that his TV pilots and screenplays were not getting made and that TV-related production limitations like budgets and episode lengths were forcing him to cut characters and trim battle scenes. This pushed Martin back towards writing books, where he did not have to worry about compromising the size of his imagination. Admiring the works of J. R. R. Tolkien in his childhood, he wanted to write an epic fantasy, though he did not have any specific ideas. This would eventually turn into his epic fantasy series: A Song of Ice and Fire, which was inspired by the Wars of the Roses, The Accursed Kings and Ivanhoe. Martin originally conceptualised it as being three volumes. It is currently intended to comprise seven volumes. The first, A Game of Thrones, was published in 1996." 
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Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman, Miller, Walter (Jr)
16 Miller, Walter (Jr) Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman
New York Bantam Books 1997 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition with the exception of some minor bumping to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. After Walter Miller's death (by his own hand in 1996 due to a self-inflicted gun shot) Terry Bisson edited and completed this novel which is a sequel to his award winning Canticle for Leibowitz. "In a world struggling to transcend a terrifying legacy of darkness - a world torn between love and violence, good and evil - one man undertakes an odyssey of adventure and discovery that promises to alter not only his destiny but the destiny of humankind as well." 
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The Bird Of Fire, Moravsky, Maria (Maria Moravskaya)
17 Moravsky, Maria (Maria Moravskaya) The Bird Of Fire
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1927 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is as smallish edge tear to the bottom front spine joint, remnants of a sticker on the bottom edge of the spine and several spots of fading, whitening to the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "Maria Magdalina Francheska Ludvigovna Moravskaya ( Maria Coughlan in the marriage; 12 January 1890 Warsaw, Russian Empire – 26 June 1947 Miami, US or after 1958 Chile) was a Russian poet, writer, translator and literary critic. She wrote several poetical collections and prose works, include works on children literature. She was ethnic Polish and active participant of liberal-democratic movement in Russian Empire at early 20th century. In 1917 she emigrated from Russia to the USA, then she was living and writing in Florida. Information about her last years and death is contradictory: according to some sources, she died in 1947 in Miami, but other sources tell that she died in Chile not earlier than 1958." 
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The Exploration Of Space By Arthur C. Clarke, Found In If Worlds Of Science Fiction May 1953, Quinn Publishing Company, Inc.
18 Quinn Publishing Company, Inc. The Exploration Of Space By Arthur C. Clarke, Found In If Worlds Of Science Fiction May 1953
New York Quinn Publishing Company, Inc. 1942 Magazine Good+ 
This is a trade sized magazine with illustrated covers and a glued spine. The magazine is in Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have bumping, rubbing and wear. The foredge of the front cover has been chipped off about 1/4th inch from the end. The text pages are generally clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper used. Other than the novelette by Clarke, included are stories by William Campbell Gault, Alan E. Nourse, Kris Neville, James McKimmey Jr, Mark Clifton, Gene Hunter, Richard Stockham, Frank W. Coggins and Gavin Hyde. 
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Astounding Science Fiction September 1954, Street & Smith Publisher (Astounding Science Fiction)
19 Street & Smith Publisher (Astounding Science Fiction) Astounding Science Fiction September 1954
New York Street & Smith 1954 Magazine Very Good 
This is a trade sized magazine. The magazine is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light rubbing, and bumping. There is a small ragged tear to the bottom rear spine joint of the book cover. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there is some light generalized toning. Included are: Martians, Go Home by Fredric Brown, Mister Pinshur by Maurice Ogden and Betty Fuller, The Interlopers by Roger Dee, The Easy Way by Oscar A Boch, They'd Rather Be Right (part 2) by Mark Clifton and Frank Riley. 
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Une Ville Flottante / Les Forceurs De Blocus (a Floating City And The Blockade Runners), Verne, Jules
20 Verne, Jules Une Ville Flottante / Les Forceurs De Blocus (a Floating City And The Blockade Runners)
Paris, France Collection Hetzel Illustrated Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is one of the grand octavo" (large 8vo) volumes of the Collection Hetzel in the "Volume Simple : Cartonnage aux feuilles d'acanthe - Rouge". ( illustrated, ornamented edition with acanthus leaves and a red circle surrounding the gilt lettering of the title on the front cover). The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though noticeably toned. This book is illustrated throughout with both black and white and three color illustrations. The front inner hinge has started. "Legend has it that in 1839, at the age of 11, Verne secretly procured a spot as cabin boy on the three-mast ship Coralie, with the intention of traveling to the Indies and bringing back a coral necklace for his cousin Caroline. The ship was due to set out for the Indies that evening but stopped first at Paimboeuf, where Pierre Verne arrived just in time to catch his son and make him promise to travel "only in his imagination". It is now known that the legend is an exaggerated tale invented by Verne's first biographer, his niece Marguerite Allotte de la Füye, though it may have been inspired by a real incident. The Lycée Royal in Nantes (now the Lycée Georges-Clemenceau) , where Jules Verne studied. In 1840, the Vernes moved again to a large apartment at No. 6 Rue Jean-Jacques-Rousseau, where the family's youngest child, Marie, was born in 1842. In the same year Verne entered another religious school, the Petit Séminaire de Saint-Donatien, as a lay student. His unfinished novel Un prêtre en 1839 (A Priest in 1839) , written in his teens and the earliest of his prose works to survive, describes the seminary in disparaging terms. From 1844 to 1846, Verne and his brother were enrolled in the Lycée Royal (now the Lycée Georges-Clemenceau) in Nantes. After finishing classes in rhetoric and philosophy, he took the baccalauréat at Rennes and received the grade "Fairly good" on 29 July 1846." 
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Sidewise In Time And Other Scientific Adventures, Leinster, Murray (Pseudonym Of William Fitzgerald Jenkins)
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