Oregon: FAX, 1975. Collector's Edition. Signed; Octavo; VG/no-DJ, paperback; Thin black spine with red text. Covers have general shelf wear, rubbing on edges, fraying on corners, apart from that, binding strong, no tears; Textblock is clean, free of underlining/highlighting, front paste down is inscribed and signed by Darrell C. Richardson, a well known Sci-Fi author, editor, publisher, and member of Cincinnati Fantasy Group; pp 128.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981. First Edition, First Printing. Folio picture book, unpaginated, VG/no DJ; gloss paper boards, white spine, black and red lettering: mild overall wear to boards, mild bumping to corners, sticker residue over original price to back board ("£4.50 net in UK"); interior clean and fully illustrated by Ambrus, a long-time artist for Oxford University Press; he has also participated in Channel 4's archaeology television series "Time Team" to help visualize how excavated sites may have looked in the past; Ambrus served as a patron of the Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors until its merger with the Institute for Archaeologists in 2011; shelved Case 14.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1970 . First USA Edition. 8vo., 253 pp., VG-/VG-; DJ, pink spine and front cover with green lettering; rubbing/closed tears to edges of DJ, particularly head of spine, mild wear to covers; price uncut "$5.95" to top right-hand corner of front flap, Harcourt logo to bottom of front flap, DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, spine white cloth with black and green lettering, green paper boards; very mild foxing towards head of spine, bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine; mild rubbing to edges, dent to middle of top-edge of front board; boards somewhat shaken, no shelf lean, binding sturdy, slight cocking to boards; staining/foxing to text-block; "First American edition 1970" stated to copyright page; INSCRIBED by Amis to title page; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
New York: Gnome Press, 1957. First edition. Octavo. VG/Fair DJ. Pale pink-orange spine with black text/title; 1st edition; dustjacket is mostly clean with moderate edgewear (significant tears by the top and bottom of the spine and edges); dj has several chipped edges; dj has protective mylar covering; boards are strong and clean; binding is strong; textblock is age-toned but clean. Pp. 184.
Garden City: Doubleday Science Fiction, 1974. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; blue spine, black text; jacket has age toning, light chipping on the head of spine, small rip in the middle of spine, rubbing and staining on back, unclipped and has protective mylar cover; boards have light bumping on head and tail of spine, age tanning along front and back edges; textblock and interior pages have age toning, otherwise clean; LP consignment; pp 207.
Garden City: Doubleday Science Fiction, 1965. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; white/black spine, white text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, bumping throughout head of jacket, two small closed tears on head of back, rubbing and mild staining on back, light staining on front and back flaps, price unclipped; Wear to front hinge and bookplate pasted to inside of front board, back board strong; textblock age toned, otherwise clean; interior pages age toned, otherwise clean; pp 274; FLP Collection.
Cambridge: The NESFA Press, 1976. Limited First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; tan spine, gold text; jacket has minimal to no wear, unclipped and has protective mylar cover; boards are strong and clean; textblock is clean; LP consignment; pp 75; limited edition; signed by author; numbered on copyright page, 308 of 500 copies.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1983. First Edition. Octavo; pp 249; VG-/G; dark yellow spine with red and black text; dust jacket has slight wear to exterior; minor soiling to exterior; mylar wraps; cloth shows minimal wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean.
New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1985. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG-; white spine, black/orange text; dust jacket has general shelfwear, general edgewear, sticker glue on rear cover, closed tearing along head spine and front tail edge; boards strong, slight soiling on exterior, slight bumping on head corners; text block has marker dot on half title page, penciled text on last page, slight tearing along fore edges on pages 233-236; First Carroll & Graf Edition; 372pp.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1923. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; beige spine with black text; cover has rubbing, scuffing on back, cornerwear, spine slightly cocked and shaken, binding strong; textblock has age toning, spotting around edges, staining on first few pages, small stain on back pastedown, otherwise clean; pp 212.
Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics, 1993. First Edition, Second Printing. tall thin 8vo., unpaginated, VG-; paper covers, spine black with small neon green lettering; mild wear/scattered residue to covers, rubbing to hinges, partially removed sticker to front cover; approx. 1" black scuff mark to back cover; "$14.95 U.S. $20.95 CANADA" stated above ISBN; item protected by plastic covering; interior all but pristine; First Edition stated to copyright page, number line 2-10; shelved Case 0.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954. First Edition. Approx. 5.75" x 8.5" VG hardcover in VG blue dustjacket with red accent and white lettering. Ex-library with associated stamps and markings, including subtle abrasion to front and rear pastedowns as from removal of pocket or stickers. Gently cocked, lightly soiled boards rubbed and fraying at corners and spine ends. Multiple small chips to crinkled and abraded corresponding areas of age-toned jacket, now protected in clear mylar overlay; significant shallow creases across surfaces. Wear along stress lines; rear book flap has separated completely from jacket rear, but is present and protected in Brodart. Dampstain has darkened jacket rear. Text block near spine head continues dampstain with no discernible bleed-through to interior of book beyond subtle browning to gutter of hinges at rear endpapers, which are starting, and at next-to-last pages. Similarly, faint dampstain near bottom of deckled text block fore-edge seeps only to ffep, half-title page and list of author's previous works; front hinges also starting. Mild foxing to a few interior pages; volume otherwise clean and tight throughout. Case #8.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 217 pp., VG-/VG; DJ black with white text; mild shelfwear to DJ; price uncut "$2.75" to top right-hand corner of front flap; all four corners of flaps slightly clipped; DJ protected by mylar; dark gray cloth boards, light gray text to spine; bumping to head and tail of spine, cocking to spine; bumping to corners; rubbing to boards, age-toning to edges of boards; age-toning and shelfwear to text-block; age-toning to text-block, text legible; signed by previous owner to front paste-down, dated Dec. 9, 1952, Washington, D.C.; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 191pp.; VG/VG-; spine black and gray with white and red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.95'; dust jacket has archival tape along inside of head and tail of spine, upper rear flap, lower front cover, two chips missing on lower front cover, with tape covering the edges; mild wear to dust jacket; interior clean; LP consignment; shelved case 8, Dupont.
New York: Gnome Press/Doubleday, 1951. Early Reprint. Approx. 5.75" x 8.25" VG hardcover in VG black dustjacket with lettering sunned to ivory & peach. Early reprint in year of original publication (1951) with no statement of edition on copyright page; while a First would so indicate and would have a printed price of $2.75, this printing displays a $2.95 price on unclipped front jacket flap. Gnome Press is credited as the publisher on title page, but Doubleday receives the distinction on spine of both boards and jacket. Mild discoloration around perimeter of very subtly bowed boards; rubbing to extremities. Age-toned, lightly soiled jacket, protected in clear mylar overlay, crinkled and creased with abrasion at corners and spine ends; a small chip from rear top edge near spine head. Significant age-toning throughout; otherwise, clean and tight. Shelve in Case #8 Spine is black with white and peach text.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, inc., 1950. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 223pp.; VG/G+; spine gray with red and yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50'; head and tail of spine have been stained with some black ink, where someone tried to hide some chipping, with tape behind the ink; mild soiling to rear of dust jacket; interior clean; LP consignment; shelved case 8, Dupont.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 218 pp., VG/VG; DJ, black pictorial spine and front cover with pink lettering (spine faded to blue with off-white lettering); repair attempts to interior of DJ (e.g., archival tape to head and tail of spine and to rear hinge, black staining to head of DJ); all corners of flaps slightly clipped, DJ protected by mylar; blue cloth boards, tan lettering to spine; bumping/mild fraying to head and tail of spine, cocking to spine; bumping to corners of boards; rubbing to edges of boards; age-toning to text-block; interior clean; ex-libris bookplate to middle of front paste-down; "First Edition" stated to copyright page; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
Atlanta, Georgia: Meisha Merlin, 2001. First Edition Thus. Octavo, 357 pages, VG/VG; DJ, dark brown and red pictorial spine, red lettering: minimal wear to DJ; "$30.00" stated to tail of spine of DJ and back cover; DJ protected by mylar; red cloth boards, bright gold lettering: very mild wear to boards, slight cocking to spine, binding strong; light age-toning/wear to text-block; interior clean; SIGNED by Asprin to first page ["Praise for Robert Asprin's Myth Adventures series"], dated 5/01; shelved Case 8 or Front Counter.
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1947. First Edition. 8vo., 245 pp., VG-/VG-; DJ, green and brown pictorial spine and front cover, age-toned yet legible tan lettering to spine; moderate wear to DJ: chipping with material loss to head and tail of spine and to corners of covers, age-toning to covers; price uncut "$3.00" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine, rubbing to lettering yet legible; bumping/mild fraying to head and tail, slight cocking to spine; mild wear to boards, slight cocking to boards, boards somewhat shaken, no shelf lean, binding sturdy; one of 2500 unnumbered copies, Asquith's sole work published by Arkham House; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1947. Limited First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; teal and tan spine with tan text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, rubbing; boards are strong, rubbing along tail edges; textblock has age toning, ex libris plate on front pastedown, otherwise clean; pp 245; one of 2500 unnumbered copies. Shelved Front Counter, "Arkham House area."
New York: Argus Books, Inc., 1947. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; grey spine, black text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, light chipping to head and tail of spine, large closed tear on back of jacket, price unclipped; boards are strong, bumping to the head and tail of spine; text-block age toned, otherwise clean; interior pages age toned, otherwise clean; pp. 341; Front Counter, Dupont.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1933. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/No Jacket hardcovoer; Red cloth spine with gray lettering; Boards show some wear and light soiling on all sides, corners slightly bumped; Binding is tight; Gift inscription on front free end paper; Text block is age toned but clean; 344 pages.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, tan with gold print; Boards in tan cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, soiling to spine, smudging/shelfwear; Text block has brown-tinted top edge, date in ink on front flyleaf, slight spotting to endpapers, slight amount of spotting within text, small tears at top of pp. 49-54, intermittent spine breaks; v, 170 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
New York: Gnome Press, Inc., 1956. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; white spine, black text; jacket has age toning, bumping on the head and tail of spine, rubbing on front and back, staining on back, unclipped and has protective mylar cover; boards have bumping on head and tail of spine, interior of front and back of boards are age toned, otherwise boards strong; textblock and interior pages have severe age toning, otherwise clean; LP consignment; pp 231.
Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1917. First Edition, First State. large 8vo., 313 pp., VG; green cloth boards, black lettering to spine, black-and-white illustrated endpapers; spine age-toned, lettering clear and legible; slight rounding to spine/cocking to boards, boards somewhat shaken, binding intact; bumping/denting with material loss to hinge of front board; bumping with slight material loss to head and tail of spine and corners of boards; minor stain towards top corner of front board; some wear to endpapers, slight superficial material loss to first page within "This book belongs to" illustration; First Edition, First State: 12 full-color plates to interior (incl. frontispiece), publisher's advertisements to front of volume end with "The Lost Princess of Oz"; LP consignment; shelved Case 12, Dupont.
New York, NY: TOR Books, November 2008. First Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+. olive patterned column is vertically bordered by dark plum vertical line and bright yellow titling between light pink publishers at tip and tail. illustrated jacket front with pale pink and yellow overlay titling. black clothbound HB with stamped purple tilting down spine. no marks or writing within the interior. 368 pp. ISBN# 9780765318824.
New York, NY: Tom Doherty Associates, Inc., September 1987. First Printing. 8vo. VG/VG. purple and orange swirls of atmospheric clouds fill the jacket front rear with inky tones of dark blue and contrast titling in bold gold-tone and white. edgewear and shelfwear and minor. black HB spine with bold gold tilting upon spine. thin panels, clear fep/ffep and securely bound textblock. gently read, no writing. neat ivory edges, all sides smooth. 474 pp. ISBN# 0312930216.
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1983. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; blue and black illustrated spine with white and red text; jacket has protective mylar cover, minor chipping at spine head and tail and in corners; boards are strong; textblock is clean; pp 270; signed by author on label pasted to front endpaper. Shelved under front desk.
Chicago: The Goldsmith Publishing Company, 1937. First Edition. Octavo; VG/Fair; yellow illustrated spine with black text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, rubbing, significant edgewear, several tears that have been fixed with tape; boards are clean, bumping at spine head and tail, spine shaken; textblock has peeling at pastedowns along hinges, age toning, otherwise clean; pp 247; Front Counter.
New York: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2012. First. First edition; Octavo; VG/VG; Green spine with yellow and black letters and graphic of dragon; DJ has some very minor edge wear; Front board straight, back very slight bow, some minor edge wear esp. to spine, boards have very occasional and very faint spot/fleck; Textblock edges very occasional and faint trace of foxing, interior clean; 431 pp.
New York: Berkley; G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1975. First Edition. Octavo, 218 pages, VG-/G+; black DJ, white lettering: mild age-toning visible to back cover, closed tear/creasing to back cover, light edgewear, "$6.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; black faux-cloth paper boards, red lettering to spine: mild overall wear to boards, mild age-toning to text-block and interior, text clear and legible; INSCRIBED by Bester to title page, inscription reads: "I'm not too proud of this one, Alas!"; shelved Front Counter.
Berkley Publishing Corporation, 1976. Ovtavo; 2 volumes; VG/VG; Hardcovers with DJs; Orange spine with yellow and white print (vol. 1), Black spine with yellow and white print (vol. 2); DJs clean and bright, vol. 2 DJ has slight edgewear to bottom, slight soiling to top edge; Boards for vol. 1 in orange cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Boards for vol. 2 in black cloth with gold print, mild bump to lower right corner; Textblocks for both vols. clean and tight but for some spotting to top edge; 254, 248 pages.
London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1956. First Hardcover Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 231pp.; VG/VG; spine blue with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '12s. 6d. net,'; blue cloth boards with gilt lettering; very slight wear to dust jacket, primarily in extremely slight wear to corners, head of spine; slight speckling to text block; SIGNED by Bester on ffep, with date of 'July, '75'; slight age-toning to pages; Bester's best-known novel, which was later published in the US under "The Stars My Destination"; LP consignment; shelved case 3, Dupont.
New York: Gnome Press, 1950. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; brownish illustrated spine with red and white text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, rubbing, edgewear, price clipped on front flap, fold in bottom corner of back flap; boards are strong, rubbing at spine head and tail and in corners; textblock has minor spotting on head edge, otherwise clean; pp 190.
Yorkshire: Elmfield Press, 1972. Octavo. VG/VG DJ. Orange and yellow spine with black text/title; dustjacket is mostly clean with some slight rubbing and soiling on the back; dj has some light scuffing/scratch/indentations marks; dj has minimal edgewear; boards are strong and clean; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 240.
Indianapolis, IN: Popular Fiction Publishing Company, 1927. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 192 pages, VG-/G+; orange DJ, black lettering and illustration: creasing/open tearing to edges of DJ, covers protected by mylar; sheet of orange construction paper inserted beneath DJ to disguise open tears, Weird Tales advertisements to both flaps; navy blue cloth boards, yellow lettering: mild overall wear to boards, light soiling to edges of boards, mild cocking to spine; bumping to head, tail, and corners; age-toning/wear to text-block; signature and notations in pen by previous owner to ffep; very light age-toning to margins of interior, text somewhat faded yet clear and legible; shelved Front Counter.