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Kinematics and Dynamics Of Machinery

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THE SINISTER RESEARCHES OF C. P. RANSOM

THE SINISTER RESEARCHES OF C. P. RANSOM

by Nearing, H[omer], Jr

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1954. Octavo, boards. First edition. Nine stories plus "The Dilemma" (introduction) and "The Award" (epilogue) "humorously describing the self-absorbed rivalry of two all-too-typical academicians -- professor Ransom, a mathematician, and professor MacTate, a philosopher. They try to develop inventions that blend the arts and sciences and hilariously fail. Gentle in tone but reflective of a deadly serious quarrel between the sciences and the humanities that was... Read more
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$150.00
INVASION OF THE ROBOTS

INVASION OF THE ROBOTS

by Elwood, Roger (editor)

New York: Paperback Library, 1965. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Paperback Library 52-519 Collects eight stories by Isaac Asimov, Henry Kuttner, Jack Williamson, Richard Matheson, Philip K. Dick, Robert Bloch, Lester del Rey, and Eric Frank Russell. Cover edges rubbed, a bright, very good copy. (#142784)
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$25.00
GILES GOAT-BOY OR, THE REVISED NEW SYLLABUS

GILES GOAT-BOY OR, THE REVISED NEW SYLLABUS

by Barth, John

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1966. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 250 numbered copies signed by Barth. "A fabulation in which the world is a university and the hero an experimental embodiment of the theriomorphic image of human nature. A clever satire, very much the product of its time. One of the works that began drawing SF ideas into the American literary mainstream." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-80. "A demanding discourse on the nature of heroism filtered through a full array of... Read more
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$250.00
MODEL ENGINEER Model Magazine: Volume 152, Number 3723, 17-29 February 1984

MODEL ENGINEER Model Magazine: Volume 152, Number 3723, 17-29 February 1984

by D. E. (Laurie) Lawrence (Editor); et al

Model & Allied Publications Ltd., 1984. Soft Cover. Very Good. Seller's image, know what you are getting! Pre-packing weight is 0 lb. 3.9 oz . ORIGINAL, NOT A REPRINT OR PHOTOCOPY!! Has NO Dust Jacket. See Picture 2 for Contents! Has light wear on corners and edges, nice Color cover. Has NO Owner markings noted! The Copyright date is 1984 for this 1984 Printing. This volume was purchased through Local Public auction. Page count includes covers. Buy any 6 issues in one order, and get... Read more
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$12.00
THE MAN FROM BEYOND AND OTHER STORIES

THE MAN FROM BEYOND AND OTHER STORIES

by Wyndham, John (pseudonym of John Beynon Harris)

London: Michael Joseph, 1975. Octavo, boards. First hardcover edition. Collects twelve stories first published between 1932 and 1960. A reissue of THE BEST OF JOHN WYNDHAM (Sphere Books 1973) without the Leslie Flood introduction and the Wyndham bibliography. Mild bump to lower spine end, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket with matching crease. (#138880)
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$100.00
THE SINISTER RESEARCHES OF C. P. RANSOM

THE SINISTER RESEARCHES OF C. P. RANSOM

by Nearing, H[omer], Jr

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1954. Octavo, boards. First edition. Nine stories plus "The Dilemma" (introduction) and "The Award" (epilogue) "humorously describing the self-absorbed rivalry of two all-too-typical academicians -- professor Ransom, a mathematician, and professor MacTate, a philosopher. They try to develop inventions that blend the arts and sciences and hilariously fail. Gentle in tone but reflective of a deadly serious quarrel between the sciences and the humanities that was... Read more
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$25.00
USELESS HANDS ... Authorized Translation from the French by Elisabeth Abbott

USELESS HANDS ... Authorized Translation from the French by Elisabeth Abbott

by Farrere, Claude (pseudonym of Frederic Charles Pierre Edouard Bargone)

New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1926. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1-2] 3-300 [301-312: blank] [note: last six leaves are blanks], original decorated black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in light blue, top edge stained blue, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed, light green endpapers. First edition in English. Translation of LES CONDAMNES A MORT (1920). A fine novel of an automated nightmare world of the future. "Told on an almost surrealistic level; cerebral, but imaginative; far... Read more
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$300.00
THE MASTER FILE

THE MASTER FILE

by Elliott, Richard [and Richard Geis]

New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1986. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Fawcett Gold Medal 12932-2. A biochip implanted in the brain gives the recipients increased mental powers, but they become the tools of a power-crazed billionaire who has found the technology to manipulate the chips and plans to take control of America, and then the world. A fine copy. (#146786)
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$25.00
A THOUSAND DEATHS. With an Introduction by Mike Resnick and an Afterword by Andrew Fox

A THOUSAND DEATHS. With an Introduction by Mike Resnick and an Afterword by Andrew Fox

by Effinger, George Alec

[Urbana, IL]: Golden Gryphon Press, 2007. Octavo, cloth. First edition. WOLVES OF MEMORY, first published in 1981 by G. P. Putnam's Sons, is a "darkly dystopian" story "whose surreal mise-en-scene effortlessly draws the book's brooding hero, Sandor Courane, into the depths when he is sent by Earth's ruling computer to a penal planet which infects its denizens with a fatal disease destructive to memory. This novel -- possibly Effinger's finest -- was assembled with seven further stories featuring... Read more
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$45.00
TRANSCENSION

TRANSCENSION

by Broderick, Damien

New York: Tor, 2002. Octavo, boards. First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-166. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#148506)
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$25.00
Live Steam: The Bimonthly Magazine for all Live Steamers and Large-Scale Railroaders

Live Steam: The Bimonthly Magazine for all Live Steamers and Large-Scale Railroaders

by Robert Goff; et al

Traverse City, MI, U.S.A.: Village Press, 2003. Magazine. COLLECTIBLE - Fine (Fine). Paperback. 1st. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. These magazines are now in Collector status. Between this offering and 4 other lots, various issues from various years between 1974 and 2005 are present. This lot consists of the full year of 6 Volumes: Vol. 37 No. 1, Jan/Feb 2003; Vol. 37 No. 2, Mar/Apr 2003; Vol. 37 No. 3, May/Jun 2003; Vol. 37 No. 4, Jul/Aug 2003; Vol. 37 No. 5, Sep/Oct 2003; Vol. 37 No. 6, Nov/Dec 2003.... Read more
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$43.00
THE MODELMAKER - For Those Interested in Making WORKING MODELS: Volume IX, No. 1-12, January-December 1932

THE MODELMAKER - For Those Interested in Making WORKING MODELS: Volume IX, No. 1-12, January-December 1932

by W. Edmunds Spon (Editor); et al.; various

Spon & Chamberlain, 1933. Hardcover. Very Good. RARE!!! Seller's image, know what you are getting! Pre-packing weight is 1 lb. 4.6 oz . ORIGINAL, NOT A REPRINT OR PHOTOCOPY!! Has NO Dust Jacket. See Picture! Has fraying of spine ends/lower corners, stains and wear to covers, cracked front interior hinge, Rear cover is 3/4 hinged between iv & 431 . Has NO Owner markings noted! The Copyright dates are 1932 for this 1933 binding of the past years issues. This volume was purchased... Read more
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$120.00
SC 5180-91-CL-R13-HR: (ARMY SUPPLY CATALOG) SETS, KITS, AND OUTFITS COMPONENTS LIST, TOOL KIT, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT TK-101/G, NSN 5180-00-064-5178, LINE ITEM NO. W37483 (CD-ROM, PDF format)

SC 5180-91-CL-R13-HR: (ARMY SUPPLY CATALOG) SETS, KITS, AND OUTFITS COMPONENTS LIST, TOOL KIT, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT TK-101/G, NSN 5180-00-064-5178, LINE ITEM NO. W37483 (CD-ROM, PDF format)

by Headquarters, Department of The Army

U.S. Government Printing Office/Sunset Books, Newark Ohio, 1978. New. e-Book on CD-ROM, in plastic case. This item was scanned from an original of the Technical Manual and is preserved in PDF format. Since the original book has always been Public Domain, you are only paying for my time, materials and shipping. SHIPS FREE IN U.S.A. BY 1ST CLASS OR MEDIA MAIL, WHICHEVER IS CHEAPER. ANY SHIPPING COLLECTED, WILL BE ELIMINATED AT ORDER ACCEPTANCE OR REFUNDED. IF PURCHASED ON Amz, THE SHIPPING REFUND... Read more
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$12.00
NO BOUNDARIES

NO BOUNDARIES

by Kuttner, Henry and C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore

New York: Ballantine Books, 1955. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ballantine Books 122. Collects five stories, including "Vintage Season," in which time traveling thrill-seekers from the future accidentally annihilate modern man with a fatal plague virus, and "Two-Handed Engine," which depicts a dystopian future society dominated by machines. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 256-7. Cover art by Richard Powers. Cover edges rubbed, a very good copy.... Read more
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$25.00
THE ARK SAKURA. Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter

THE ARK SAKURA. Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter

by Abe, Kobo

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition in English. A novel about construction of a subterranean, electronic-age "ark," capable of surviving a nuclear war. "A tale about a man obsessively engaged with his bomb shelter." - John Clute, SFE (online). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#140270)
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$25.00
SPACE SERVICE ..

SPACE SERVICE ..

by Norton, Andre (editor)

Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1953. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects ten stories by Bernard I. Kahn (two contributions), H. B. Fyfe (two contributions), Walt Sheldon, Theodore R. Cogswell, Gordon R. Dickson, J. A. Winter, Raymond Z. Gallun and C. M. Kornbluth. A fine copy in bright, very good dust jacket (with four-color illustration by Virgil Finlay) with rubbing at spine ends, touch of fade to spine panel, and mild spotting to inner surface, no show through. A pretty... Read more
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$150.00
THE CANOPY OF TIME

THE CANOPY OF TIME

by Aldiss, Brian W[ilson]

London: Faber and Faber, 1959. Octavo, boards. First edition. A short story collection issued later in the U.S. in a different format as GALAXIES LIKE GRAINS OF SAND (1960). Includes "All the World's Tears," a post-catastrophe authoritarian dystopia and "But Who Can Replace a Man," artificial intelligence story. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-8. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 264. Bookplate of collector Stephen J. Takacs affixed to the front paste-down. Lower spine end... Read more
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$150.00
A GUN FOR DINOSAUR AND OTHER IMAGINATIVE TALES

A GUN FOR DINOSAUR AND OTHER IMAGINATIVE TALES

by De Camp, L. Sprague

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1963. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Collects fourteen stories. Includes "New Arcadia" which depicts "various utopias failing as a result of 'human nature.'" - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 260. Also includes "Internal Combustion," an artificial intelligence story. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to corner tips and a small spot at the front fold. (#155282)
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$250.00
THE ROBOT'S TWILIGHT COMPANION

THE ROBOT'S TWILIGHT COMPANION

by Daniel, Tony

[Urbana, IL]: Golden Gryphon Press, 1999. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects nine stories, including "The Robot's Twilight Companion." A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#157705)
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$25.00
BROKE DOWN ENGINE AND OTHER TROUBLES WITH MACHINES

BROKE DOWN ENGINE AND OTHER TROUBLES WITH MACHINES

by Goulart, Ron

New York: The Macmillan Company. Collier-Macmillan Ltd., 1971. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed on the title page by Goulart. "All of these thirteen short stories get a grim chuckle out of the coming technological apocalypse ... Most of the book is still prophetic, but reality is catching up fast." - The New York Times, A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#154830)
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$150.00
WELCOME TO THE MONKEY HOUSE: A COLLECTION OF SHORT WORKS ..

WELCOME TO THE MONKEY HOUSE: A COLLECTION OF SHORT WORKS ..

by Vonnegut, Kurt

[New York]: A Seymour Lawrence Book Delacorte Press, 1968. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. 5000 copies printed. Twenty-five stories including eleven (of the twelve) published earlier in CANARY IN A CAT HOUSE (1961). Includes "Welcome to the Monkey House." Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-394. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2447-50. Pieratt, Huffman-klinkowitz, and Klinkowitz AG1. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket ($5.95 price printed on front flap) with a couple of tiny rubs to... Read more
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$650.00
HIERO'S JOURNEY ..

HIERO'S JOURNEY ..

by Lanier, Sterling E

Radnor, Pennsylvania: Chilton Book Company, 1973. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Lanier to Robert Weinberg on the title page. A quest story, set in the North American wilderness 5000 years after an atomic war, in which the hero, priest, telepath and trained killer, searches for the lost powers of the ancients. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-631. Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 240. A fine copy in fine dust... Read more
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$150.00
NO BOUNDARIES

NO BOUNDARIES

by Kuttner, Henry and C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore

New York: Ballantine Books, 1955. Small octavo, cloth. First edition. Brief signed inscription by Moore to "David." Collects five stories, including "Vintage Season," in which time traveling thrill-seekers from the future accidentally annihilate modern man with a fatal plague virus, and "Two-Handed Engine," which depicts a dystopian future society dominated by machines. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 256-7. Spine ends faded, pulpy text paper tanned, edges of free... Read more
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$350.00
THE VIRTUAL BOSS: A NOVEL ..

THE VIRTUAL BOSS: A NOVEL ..

by Kemske, Floyd

[North Haven, CT]: Catbird Press, 1983. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. The author's second novel. A satire of corporate life featuring a software system that learns each employee's needs and weaknesses, and then exploits them to make the employee as efficient and effective as possible. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with rubbing and light scratching to rear panel and bookstore price sticker on front flap. (#162218)
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$25.00
Engineer and Machinist's Assistant: Being a Series of Plans, Sections, and  Elevations, of Steam Engines, Spinning Machines, Mills for Grinding,  Tools, Etc. , Etc. Taken from Machines of Approved Construction At Present  in Operation

Engineer and Machinist's Assistant: Being a Series of Plans, Sections, and Elevations, of Steam Engines, Spinning Machines, Mills for Grinding, Tools, Etc. , Etc. Taken from Machines of Approved Construction At Present in Operation

Edinburgh: Blackie and Son. Good. Hardcover. An early machine guide with many detailed illustrations. No publication or copyright date for this book but published circa 1850s. Three-quarter green leather with marbled paper boards. Heavily rubbed edges, corners, and faces; spine ends worn off; worn gilt on spine. Glue toning patterns on endpapers and light soil and toning on pages. There are two sections within this book, titled "Engineer and Machinist's Assistant - Part First - The... Read more
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$125.00