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THE BAKER'S DAUGHTER

Tabor, Margaret

New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., [1979].. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First U.S. edition. The author's first novel. "Horror novel based on Welsh myth, by a neglected talent." - Robert Knowlton. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with several small chips to upper edge of rear panel. (#81391)

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THE BAKER'S DAUGHTER

Tabor, Margaret

New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., [1979].. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First U.S. edition. The author's first novel. "Horror novel based on Welsh myth, by a neglected talent." - Robert Knowlton. Number "44" written in red crayon on the front free endpaper, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#161810)

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THE UNDERSTUDY

Tabor, Margaret

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[London]: Severn House, [1983].. Octavo, boards. First edition. "Suspense thriller set in a haunted theatre, by author of The Baker's Daughter and Unity Penfold." - Robert Knowlton. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#4946)

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THE GREEN RAIN

Tabor, Paul, writing as "Paul Tabori."

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New York: Pyramid Books, [1961].. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Pyramid Books G-624. A rain turns people green and leads to a dystopian state. "An attempt to 'seed' the Moon misfires, and the released 'chlorophylogen' turns people green and starts a disastrous plague of wild plant growth." - Tuck (1978), p. 417. Reginald 13951. A fine unread copy. (#143764)

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THE DEMONS OF SANDORRA

Tabori, Paul

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New York: Award Books. London: Tandem Books, [1970].. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Award Books A716S. Reginald 13949. A fine copy. (#75012)

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PIONEERS OF THE UNSEEN

Tabori, Paul

New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, [1972].. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-243 [244: blank], illustrations, cloth. First U.S. edition. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of dust soiling to rear panel. (#94903)

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London: Sylvan Press, [1944].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-128, thirteen wood engravings by Biro, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. The author's first collection of short fiction. Hungarian-born Tabori began publishing in the 1930s with journalism, translations and fiction. He went on to write a significant amount of science fiction and fantasy, with ten titles listed in Reginald. The eleven stories in the present collection focus on odd personalities. "My Madmen" is as the title suggests. "Time and Chance" is about a hypnotist. Nice illustrations. Endpapers foxed, else a very good copy in fair (worn and chipped) dust jacket. (#117282)

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1918.. Octavo, original blue-gray cloth stamped in gold. First edition, first printing. Fourteen short stories. A previous owner has added short comments in pencil to some of the story titles on the contents page, such as "clever, beautiful gruesome" (re: "The Skeleton"); "good atmosphere & restraint" (re: "The River Stairs"); "snappy -- clever technique" (re: "My Fair Neighbor"). A mystical streak runs through Tagore's fiction, not to mention his plays and poetry (of which he wrote over 100,000 lines). The author was educated partly in England, and he translated some of his own work into English, as well as sometimes composing in English. He received the Nobel Prize in 1913. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Patchy fading to cloth, else a very good copy. (#117291)

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-271 [272: blank] [273-289: ads] [290: blank], original blue-gray cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition, first printing. Title story is a horror tale that has been anthologized several times. "My Lord the Baby" concerns reincarnation. "The Kingdom of Cards" is an allegorical fantasy. "Living or Dead" is a horror tale. A mystical streak runs through Tagore's fiction, not to mention his plays and poetry (of which he wrote over 100,000 lines). The author was educated partly in England, and he translated some of his own work into English, as well as sometimes composing in English. He received the Nobel Prize in 1913. Day, The Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature, p. 85. Carter (1989), p. 117. Owner's signature dated 1925 on front free endpaper. Cloth just a bit faded, else a very good copy with bright cover stamping. (#117290)

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New York: Akashic Books, [2006].. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. First published in Spanish in serial form as "Muertos Incómodos (Falta lo que Falta), Novela a Cuatra Manos" in LA JORNADA in 2005. "Among PIT's most popular works is a series of detective novels, written against the prevailing bourgeois state in Mexico in the last few decades of the twentieth century, with the protagonist, Mexican Private Investigator Héctor Belascoarán Shayne, who was introduced in the novel DÍAS DE COMBATE. PIT wrote eight more novels with this character." - Wikipedia. Trade paperback format. A fine copy. (#161308)

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SEEDS OF LIFE

Taine, John (pseudonym of Eric Temple Bell)

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Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1951.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 300 numbered copies signed by Bell. This copy inscribed to Edward M. Steaer. First published in AMAZING QUARTERLY, Fall 1931. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-106; (1987) 2- 117; (1995) 2-126; and (2004) II-1118. Fairly light damp staining to lower spine end with spill over onto front and rear covers, otherwise a nice, bright copy in bright, very good dust jacket with matching internal stain (no show through, but a bit of faint wrinkling to rear panel), shelf wear at three corner tips, some foxing along rear flap fold, and clipped price. (#110789)

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New York: Samuel French, Inc., [1932].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-103] [104-105: diagrams] [106-108: ads], five inserted plates, original decorated wrappers. First edition. Variant with "PRICE 85¢" rubber stamped on front cover. Play adapted by Hughes from Taine's GREEN FIRE (1928). See Currey, p. 30. A fine copy. Scarce. (#89737)

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THE CRYSTAL HORDE ..

Taine, John (pseudonym of Eric Temple Bell)

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Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1952.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 300 numbered copies signed by Bell. This copy inscribed to Donald Eddy. "Originally published in AMAZING STORIES QUARTERLY (1930) as 'White Lily,' under which title it was once reprinted, this is an extravagant scientific romance involving crystalline life and social strife in the Far East, with the kind of cataclysmic conclusion that Taine loved." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-124. A fine copy in very good dust jacket (designed by Hannes Bok) with rubbing to spine ends, some narrow loss along flap folds (insect tracking), and light dust soiling to rear panel. (#110785)

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THE GOLD TOOTH ..

Taine, John (pseudonym of Eric Temple Bell)

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New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, [1927].. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] [1-2] 3-436 [347-352: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks], original purple cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained orange, fore edge untrimmed. bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition. Lost race adventure novel of the discovery of an ancient race in the mountains of North Korea who possess a new element that is a powerful catalyst for transforming mercury into gold. "Interesting moments, clever plotting, but too long." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2152. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 740. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 210. Teitler and Locke (2013) 1177. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 190. Reginald 13963. A fine copy in fine two-color pictorial dust jacket with shallow 5x20 mm chip from upper spine end. A sharp copy. (#151122)

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QUAYLE'S INVENTION ..

Taine, John (pseudonym of Eric Temple Bell)

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New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, [1927].. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [1-2] 3-451 [452-458: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks], original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained orange, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition. The author's second SF novel. Discovery of a process to extract gold from sea water and its consequences. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2151. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 745. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 211. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 191. Reginald 13968. A bit of light dust soiling to cloth, mostly to spine panel, a near fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket with light shelf wear at spine ends and three corner tips, two short closed tears at head of spine panel with old internal tape stain (no show through on outer surface) and clipped price. A nice example of a jacket rarely found in decent condition. (#149931)

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THE TIME STREAM

Taine, John (pseudonym of Eric Temple Bell)

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[Providence, Rhode Island]: Buffalo Book Company and G.H.E., [1946].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 1000 copies were printed but only 500 were bound, many of which were ruined by a rainstorm. One of Bell's earliest works of speculative fiction, written ten years before it was published as a three-part serial in WONDER STORIES, December 1931 - February 1932. A complex novel of time travel, "one of the best SF novels of its period; the difficulty Bell had in getting it into print ... is illustrative of the inhospitality of the contemporary marketplace to intellectually guided speculation." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1119. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-107; (1987) 2-118; (1995) 2-118; and (2004) II-1119. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. In 333. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 215. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of wear at spine ends and mild tanning to spine panel and along front flap fold. (#157853)

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THE CRYSTAL HORDE ..

Taine, John (pseudonym of Eric Temple Bell)

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Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1952.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. "Originally published in AMAZING STORIES QUARTERLY (1930) as 'White Lily,' under which title it was once reprinted, this is an extravagant scientific romance involving crystalline life and social strife in the Far East, with the kind of cataclysmic conclusion that Taine loved." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-124. A fine copy in fine dust jacket (designed by Hannes Bok). (#157850)

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SEEDS OF LIFE

Taine, John (pseudonym of Eric Temple Bell)

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Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1951.. Octavo, cloth. First edition, first binding. First published in AMAZING QUARTERLY, Fall 1931. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-106; (1987) 2- 117; (1995) 2-126; and (2004) II-1118. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#157851)

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THE COSMIC GEOIDS AND ONE OTHER ..

Taine, John (pseudonym of Eric Temple Bell)

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Los Angeles: Fantasy Publishing Co., Inc., 1949.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects "The Cosmic Geoids" and "The Black Goldfish." A fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear, mainly spine ends and corner tips, and short horizontal closed tear in front flap fold. (#163169)

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GREEN FIRE ..

Taine, John (pseudonym of Eric Temple Bell)

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New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, [1928].. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] [1-2] 3-313 [314: blank], original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green, top edge stained green. First edition. Signed on the title page by Bell as Bell and "Taine." Development of atomic power in 1990 threatens the destruction of the universe. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-62 and (2004) II-1117. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2153. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 742. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 210. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 190. Reginald 13965. Credits page and title page quite tanned from clippings once laid in, now gone, cloth lightly worn at spine ends, a very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket with wear along top and bottom edges with shallow loss at spine ends and some internal reinforcement along top and bottom edges. (#163195)

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