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Science Fantasy No 60 Vol 20 [including] Same Time, Same Place [and] The Hades Business
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Science Fantasy No 60 Vol 20 [including] Same Time, Same Place [and] The Hades Business

By Mervyn Peake, Terry Pratchett, Thomas Burnett Swann, John Rackham, Steve Hall

London : Nova Publications Ltd, 1963 A very good copy in original paper binding with cover illustration by Gerard Quinn. Features Terry Pratchett's first published work - The Hades Business, completed when he was 13 years old. Also includes Same Time, Same Place by Mervyn Peake, The Dolphin and the Deep by Thomas Burnett Swann, With Clean Hands by John Rackham, and Party Piece by Steve Hall. The wrap has a creased spine and a little corner turning but is complete and clean. Contents have the usual light toning, particularly towards page edges.

$120.29

Tehanu. The Last Book of Earthsea [unpublished proof copy]
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Tehanu. The Last Book of Earthsea [unpublished proof copy]

By Ursula le Guin

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1990 An uncorrected proof copy of the first English edition of Tehanu in the original publisher's soft wraps. The cover has the stamp of the receiving organisation to the front. Internally there is a Gollancz compliments slip. Cover is slightly grubby with slight folds to front corners. Contents clean and bright. The proof copy left space for the map of Earthsea but does not contain it.

$20.05

The Other Wind [uncorrected proof copy]
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The Other Wind [uncorrected proof copy]

By Ursula le Guin

London: Orion, 2001 A near fine publisher's uncorrected proof copy of the 4th book of Earthsea. In softback. With maps of Earthsea front and rear. Binding and contents in bright clean condition.

$20.05

Dune Messiah
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Dune Messiah

By Frank Herbert

New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1969 A near fine copy of the 1st edition of Dune Messiah in near fine wrapper, with signed inscription by Frank Herbert. The jacket has slight edge nibbles at flap corners and at the top and bottom of the spine. It is in a removable protective wrap. It has 6910 at the bottom of the front flap, and a price of 4.95 dollars at the top of the flap. The cloth binding with black lettering is in near fine clean condition with just slight wear at the spine top and corners. Contents are in near fine clean condition. There is a small brown mark in the middle of p62, just visible through onto p61. Frank Herbert has signed the first half title page 'For the Unicorn 5/7/70 Frank Herbert'. A very nice copy with an interesting inscription, particularly given that this was well before Herbert became a full-time author, and so perhaps knew the recipient reasonably well?

$1737.45

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince
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Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

By J K Rowling

London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2005 A near fine copy of the 6th Harry Potter volume in near fine wrapper. 1st edition, 1st issue - has the term 'First Edition' on the printing details. Wrapper bright, clean, complete with only a very slight crinkle at the top. In removable protective wrap. Binding near fine - bright and clean with very slight pull to the spine. Contents in fine condition - they do not appear to have been read.

$20.05

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J K Rowling

London : Bloomsbury, 2007 A near fine copy of the 1st edition (marked 'First Edition' on the verso of the title page) in near fine wrapper. Wrapper and binding are in the 'children's style' with bright illustrations to front and rear. The binding is in near fine clean condition with just slight rumpling to the top and bottom edge. It is in a removable protective wrap. Binding bright and clean with no obvious wear. Contents in near fine clean condition.

$16.04

Ravenmoon
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Ravenmoon

By Peter Tremayne

London : Methuen London Ltd, 1988 A near fine copy in very good wrapper. A fantasy re-telling of Irish myth 'The Expulsion of the Desi'. The wrapper is complete without price-clipping. There is a little crumpling to the top edge and a very small repair. It is in a removable protective wrap. The cloth binding with gilt titles to spine is in near fine clean and bright condition. Contents near fine - light toning to pages, very light fold to fep and half title.

$13.37

Silver Tongue
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Silver Tongue

By Charlie Fletcher

London : Hodder Children's Books, 2008 A very good copy of the 1st edition, first printing, in very good wrapper. This is the final part of Charlie Fletcher's stunning fantasy trilogy set in London. The wrapper is complete and clean. It has some crinkling to edges. it is in a removable protective wrap. The blue cloth binding with gilt titles to spine is in very good clean condition. There is slight pulling to the bottom of the spine. Contents, including pictorial map endpapers are bright clean and in very good to near fine condition.

$13.37

Iron Hand
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Iron Hand

By Charlie Fletcher

London: Hodder Children's Books, 2007 Near fine copy in near fine dustwrapper, of the 1st edition, 1st printing. This is the second book in Charlie Fletcher's trilogy set in London where statues come to life. The wrapper is complete with no price-clipping, and very clean. It is in a removable protective wrap. The maroon cloth binding has gilt titles to spine and is in very bright, near fine condition. Contents, including pictorial map endpapers, in fine clean condition.

$20.05

A Song in the Foresst
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A Song in the Foresst

By Peter Hooper

Dunedin, New Zealand: John McIndoe Limited, 1979 A very good copy of the first book in Peter Hooper's futuristic trilogy. In the original dustwrapper designed by Chris Gaskin, who also provided illustrations for the book. The wrapper has some nibbling to edges and a small area of scuff on the front. A previous owner has neatly added John Hooper's dates after his name on the inside front notes. The wrapper is in a removable protective wrap. The light blue cloth binding with gilt titles to spine is in very good condition. Contents bright and clean with a little browning to endpapers and the occasional light spot to the foredge.

$13.37