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BAAL

McCammon, Robert R.

Bath: Firecrest / Chivers Press, [1985].. Octavo, boards. First hardcover edition. Signed inscription by McCammon to "Jack" on title page. The author's first book. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#141296)

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BABEL-17

Delany, Samuel R.

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London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1967.. Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. "An artificial language is being used as an unorthodox weapon of interstellar war, and poet Rydra Wong is the last best hope for the saving of Earth's civilization. A very colorful, inventive space opera." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. [25]. "Language games and ray guns fuse together in what may be the last possible variant on the old space-fiction themes." - J. G. Ballard, Guardian. Co-winner of the 1966 Nebula award for best novel. 1967 Hugo nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-314. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 113-19. Offsetting and spotting to end papers, soiling and spotting to top edge and fore edge, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with shelf wear at edges with mild loss to corners and lower spine end, small chip from upper spine end, mild soiling to yellow background, and several closed tears to rear panel. (#125962)

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BABEL-17

Delany, Samuel R.

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London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1967.. Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. "An artificial language is being used as an unorthodox weapon of interstellar war, and poet Rydra Wong is the last best hope for the saving of Earth's civilization. A very colorful, inventive space opera." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. [25]. "Language games and ray guns fuse together in what may be the last possible variant on the old space-fiction themes." - J. G. Ballard, Guardian. Co-winner of the 1966 Nebula award for best novel. 1967 Hugo nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-314. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 113-19. Mild foxing to top edge of pages, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket with mild general dust soiling, touch of wear at upper spine end, mild tanning to the spine panel, and clipped price. A nice copy of a scarce book. (#149114)

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BABES IN THE WOOD

Arlen, Michael (originally Dikran Kuyumjian)

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London: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Limited, n.d. [1929].. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-286 [287-288: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], title page printed in orange and black, original black cloth, front panel stamped orange and blind, spine panel stamped in orange. First edition. Five rather longish stories. "The 'Lost Generation'" is a metafictional jeu d'esprit about a mining engineer named Hemingway who sounds an awful lot like the author of that name, if he were a bit older and had gone into a different line of work in some parallel universe. He is just as adamantly anti-romantic, and, when he lets his guard down in Paris, he gets into trouble. French bookstore stamp on front paste-down. Pencil ownership signature on front free endpaper of Ladies Imperial Club. Slight spine lean, lower front corner tip worn, a very good copy. (#119367)

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New York: Modern Age Books, Inc., [1937].. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-168 [169-170: blank] [171-172: ads] [173-174: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in silver. First edition. Collects fifteen stories, most dealing with life in Soviet Russia, by the Moscow correspondent of the NEW YORK TIMES. See Burke and Howe, p. 212. A near fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket with some chipping along top and bottom edges, mostly head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, dust soiling, and age-darkening to spine panel and along flap folds. (#66296)

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BABOO JABBERJEE ..

Anstey, F. (pseudonym of Thomas Anstey Guthrie)

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New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1897.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xvi [1] 2-272 [273-282: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, 29 illustrations by J. Bernard Partridge, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black, white, brown and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, terra cotta endpapers. First U.S. edition. Humor; first published in PUNCH. Cloth rubbed at edges, cloth dusty, a good, sound copy. (#160453)

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London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1926.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6] 7 [8] 9-318 [319-320: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank] + undated 8-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, original blue cloth stamped in black. First edition. Ten stories. Spine a bit darkened, mild bruises to lower corner tips, a near fine copy. (#134374)

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Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co., Publishers, 1889.. Large octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-8 1-304 + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "July, 1889" inserted at rear, flyleaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece (colored map), numerous illustrations by A. Montader in text, original pictorial slate-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in light blue, black, and gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, olive-green patterned endpapers. First edition in English. Published in Paris as LA BABYLONE ELECTRIQUE (1888). Vernean science fiction novel that tells of the technological transformation of Mesopotamia, hindered by natives and unsatisfied workers. "An extraordinary fantasy of the attempt to make Mesopotamia a center of civilization." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 15. "All in all, equal to the work of Verne." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 228. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 081. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 36 (describing the later British edition). Suvin, Victorian Sci ... Read more

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[Canton, OH]: Prime Books, [2002].. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Collects fourteen stories (one in collaboration with Bruce Sterling). Trade paperback format. A fine copy. (#158711)

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Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co., Publishers, 1889.. Large octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-8 1-304 + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "July, 1889" inserted at rear, flyleaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece (colored map), numerous illustrations by A. Montader in text, original pictorial slate-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in light blue, black, and gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, olive-green patterned endpapers. First edition in English. Published in Paris as LA BABYLONE ELECTRIQUE (1888). Vernean science fiction novel that tells of the technological transformation of Mesopotamia, hindered by natives and unsatisfied workers. "An extraordinary fantasy of the attempt to make Mesopotamia a center of civilization." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 15. "All in all, equal to the work of Verne." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 228. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 081. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 36 (describing the later British edition). Suvin, Victorian Sci ... Read more

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[Canton, OH]: Prime Books, [2002].. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Signed on the title page by Di Filippo. Collects fourteen stories (one in collaboration with Bruce Sterling). Trade paperback format. Publisher's publicity material laid in. A fine copy. (#154698)

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THE BACHELOR AND THE BABY ..

Cameron, Margaret

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New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1908.. Octavo, original pictorial cloth. First edition. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 C-56. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, spine a bit tanned, a very good copy. (#112847)

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New York: Moffat, Yard & Company, 1907.. Octavo, original pictorial boards with brown cloth shelf back. First edition. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 M-587. Corner tips worn, a very good copy. (#113422)

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BACK NUMBERS by "Stet" of The 'SATURDAY REVIEW.'

Stet (pseudonym of Thomas Earle Welby)

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New York: Richard R. Smith Inc., [1930].. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix-xi [xii] [1] 2-226 [227-228: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], cloth. First U.S. edition. A collection of critical essays which reconsider the works of some then and some now "unduly neglected" Victorian authors including Mrs. Oliphant, M. P. Shiel, Mary Shelley, Wilkie Collins, F. Anstey, and others. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket which is quite dusty. (#94866)

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BACK O' THE MOON AND OTHER STORIES ..

Onions, Oliver (George Oliver)

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London: Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 1906.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-348, original blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, lower edges untrimmed, decorated white endpapers with publisher's monograms printed in tan. First edition, probable first binding. Onions' second story collection. Onions is read today mainly for his supernatural fiction but he was more highly rated during his lifetime for his regional fiction which, like the present volume, is set in Yorkshire. Gawsworth, p. 172. NCBEL IV 689. Some foxing to preliminaries and page edges, a very good copy with bright cover stamping. (#131450)

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THE BACK OF BEYOND

Snell, Edmund

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London: Philip Allan, [1936].. Large 16mo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] [9-10] 11-255 [256: blank] [first leaf is a blank], original terra cotta cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. A macabre adventure novel of madness, ending in the death of an alcoholic and unprincipled British plantation owner in the Borneo jungle. Borderline supernatural. In the tradition of Conrad's "Heart of Darkness." Hubin (1994), p. 755 (incorrectly indicating this novel to be a collection of short fiction). Binding slightly leaned, cloth lightly worn at extremities, a clean, tight, very good copy. An uncommon book. (#118915)

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THE BACK OF BEYOND

Snell, Edmund

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London: Philip Allan, [1936].. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] [9-10] 11-255 [256: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], original terra cotta cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. A macabre adventure novel of madness and ultimate death of an alcoholic and unprincipled British plantation owner in the Borneo jungle. Borderline supernatural. In the tradition of Conrad's "Heart of Darkness." Hubin (1994), p. 755 (incorrectly indicating this novel to be a collection of short fiction). A bit of mild foxing to page edges, else a fine copy in a good pictorial dust jacket (illustration by Liffey) with wear along top and bottom edges, several short closed tears at edges, and a chip from the upper spine end the extends onto the front panel and a chip from the bottom edge of the rear panel with loss to part of the publisher's address. An uncommon book, especially in jacket. (#147590)

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BACK TO THE STONE AGE ..

Burroughs, Edgar Rice

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Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1937].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-318 [319: ads] [320: blank], seven inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition. The fifth Pellucidar novel. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 42. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02271. Heins BSA-1. Zeuschner 25. A couple of small, faint spots to spine panel, cloth rubbed along lower edges, text paper a bit tanned, a very good copy in fine, as new, first state (laminated) pictorial dust jacket. (#140736)

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BACK TO THE STONE AGE ..

Burroughs, Edgar Rice

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Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1937].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-318 [319: ads] [320: blank], seven inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition. The fifth Pellucidar novel. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 42. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02271. Heins BSA-1. Zeuschner 25. Neat owner's name dated 14 December 1937 at top edge of front free endpaper. Just a hint of fading to spine panel, a fine copy in fine, as new, first state (laminated) pictorial dust jacket. A beautiful copy. (#147443)

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London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1921.. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-lxxxvii [lxxxviii] lxxxix [xc] xci [xcii] 1-267 [268: blank], original gray-green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First British edition. An ambitious play on "Creative Evolution." "The first and most remarkable of his three works of speculative drama ... In BACK TO METHUSELAH we encounter a vintage Shaw play as well as an important work of science fiction, and understand why Shaw's work has been influential in the genre." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 120-24. "One of the most influential images of the future evolution of man to be produced in the postwar years is to be found in George Bernard Shaw's play BACK TO METHUSELAH (1921)." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 262-63. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-137; (1981) 2-89; (1987) 2-98; (1995) 2-108; and (2004) II-987. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2003. Bloomfield, Imaginary Worlds, pp. 220-36. Clute and Nicholl ... Read more

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