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THE R. CRUMB HANDBOOK

Crumb, R. and Peter Poplaski

[London]: MQP, [2005].. Octavo, pictorial boards. First edition, first printing with code "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page. A wonderful look at Crumb's life and art. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with sealed CD. (#159216)

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[Praha]: Aventinum, 1920.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-96 [97] [98: blank] [99: colophon] [100: blank], original decorated lavender wrappers, printed in brown and black, all edges untrimmed. First edition. 2000 copies printed. "This play was first performed in 1921 in Prague and has since that time been translated and performed through the world. The word robot which Josef Capek coined for the play, based on the Czech word robota, 'forced labor,' has become a part of most modern languages." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 38-9. "Destined to be Capek's greatest popular success, it was soon translated and played in almost all the civilized countries of the world and became one of the most widely performed plays of the century. Such a phenomenon was quite unparalleled in Czech literature, and Capek was hailed as the outstanding Czech writer of his generation." - Harkins, Karel Capek (1962), p. 9 R.U.R. came at the beginning of the 1920s, Capek's most productive decade for writing f ... Read more

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London ...: Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press, 1923.. Small octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-102 [103: ads] [104: blank], original printed black wrappers. First British edition. This adaptation differs from that of the 1923 Doubleday, Page edition. "This play was first performed in 1921 in Prague and has since that time been translated and performed through the world. The word robot which Josef Capek coined for the play, based on the Czech word robota, 'forced labor,' has become a part of most modern languages." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 38-9. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-37; (1981) 2-13; (1987) 2-15; (1995) 2-16; and (2004) II-214. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 358. Negley, Utopian Literature 182. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1837-43. Bleiler (1978), p. 39. A fine, bright copy. A scarce edition of this influential work. Enclosed in custom clamshell box. (#147928)

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RABBLE IN ARMS ..

Roberts, Kenneth

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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1947.. Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1] 2-622 [623-628: ads], eight inserted plates with color reproductions of portraits by Esta Cosgrave, endpaper maps, publisher's green cloth, spine panel stamped in black and gold, top edge stained green, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First printing of the illustrated edition. A vivid and accurate novel first published in 1933, set largely in northeastern New York (Lake Champlain; Saratoga) during the American Revolution, by one of America's finest historical novelists. The novel "continues the history of the Revolution which Roberts began in ARUNDEL (1929). RABBLE IN ARMS describes the defeat of Burgoyne's invasion by Benedict Arnold. Both stories undertake to humanize the Revolution by exploring the factual basis that underlies its myths." - Benét, The Reader's Encyclopedia, second edition (1965), p. [836]. A fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket. A lovely copy; scarce ... Read more

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RACE AGAINST TIME

Anthony, Piers (pseudonym of Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob)

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New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc. Publishers, [1973].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-33. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Faint paper clip indents at top edge of front free endpaper and half title and title leaves, with faint partial rust mark to latter, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket. Business card of Hawthorn's Director of Subsidiary Rights & Permissions laid in. A very nice copy of an elusive book. (#103528)

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A RACE FOR LIFE

Anonymously Edited Anthology

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London: Published at the Leisure Hour Office: The Religious Tract Society, 56 Paternoster Row, and 164 Piccadilly, n.d. [1863?].. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-288, five illustrations, original pebbled gray cloth, spine titled and ruled in gold. First edition? Perhaps a later printing (circa 1880s?) of this collection of didactic adventure fiction probably intended for young readers. These stories were probably first published THE LEISURE HOUR, an illustrated penny-weekly paper which featured moralistic, self-improving serial novels, most of them published anonymously. Includes "Tale of a Detective," pp. 102-131, a crime story set in 1845. All the stories are presented anonymously, but "A Race for Life" is credited to the author of "Danesbury House" and "A Life Secret" [i.e. "A Life's Secret"], both works written by Ellen Price Wood (Mrs. Henry Wood). A popular book reprinted many times into the early twentieth century. Thirteen stories in all. "The Power of M ... Read more

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RACE TO THE STARS ..

Margulies, Leo and Oscar J. Friend (editors)

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Greenwich, Conn.: Crest Book Fawcett Publications, Inc., [1958].. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First printing of this edition. Fawcett Crest Book S245. Four short novels, "The City of the Lost Ones" by Leigh Brackett, "Forgotten World" by Edmond Hamilton, "The Time Gate" by Robert A. Heinlein and "The Sun Maker" by Jack Williamson, selected from THE GIANT ANTHOLOGY OF SCIENCE FICTION... (1954). Mild, tiny bruise at head of spine panel, a bright, fine copy. (#94480)

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New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, [1957].. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First U. S. edition. Brief signed inscription by Smith dated June 1958 on the front free endpaper. Three short novels, each of them focused on a child trapped in a monstrous adult world. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear at edges and dust soiling. (#135887)

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London: John Long, Limited, [1926].. Octavo, 254 pp., original decorated green cloth. First edition. Ten loosely connected stories about horse racing by a formerly best-selling author. Cloth somewhat soiled, spine panel sunned, two short splits to cloth, one at upper spine end, the other at lower spine end, old Singapore bookseller's stamp on front free endpaper, a rather tatty but sound and internally clean copy of a scarce book. COPAC reports 1 copy only. Scarce. (#134378)

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RACKETY RAX ..

Sayre, Joel

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1932.. sixteen illustrations by Alan Dunn, original pictorial green boards printed in black. First edition. Gangsters train and field a football team. Basis of a film. Large gift inscription on front paste-down. Boards worn at edges, spine tanned, a sound, good copy. (#135878)

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RADIANA: A NOVEL ..

Crosby, Edward Harold

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Boston: Published by the Ivy Press, 1906.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-2] 3-427 [428: blank], three inserted plates with illustrations by P. B. Dakyn, original decorated navy blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. A young scientist is set up as bait by his mysterious employer, a scientist who has discovered a method for producing artificial radium and has utilized it to generate power, to thwart his nemesis, a rival scientist who desires the formula for evil purposes. A reasonably interesting science fiction-mystery novel with secret laboratories, stun-guns, radium powered submarines, and other turn-of-the-century science fiction hardware. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 508. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 215. Bleiler (1978), p. 53. Reginald 03642. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 C-939. Cloth just a bit rubbed, contemporary owner's inscription on front free endpaper, a tight, bright, very good copy. (#77536)

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THE RADIANT SEAS

Asaro, Catherine

New York: Tor, [1999].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Part of the "Saga of the Skolian Empire." A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#144897)

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A RADICAL DEPARTURE

Matera, Lia

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New York: Bantam Books, [1988].. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Paperback original. The author's second mystery novel, a Willa Jannson mystery set in San Francisco. Edgar Award nominee for best Paperback Original. Touch of rubbing to cover edges, a fine, unread copy. (#125604)

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A RADICAL'S AMERICA

Swados, Harvey

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Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, [1962].. Octavo, pp. [i-ix] x-xvii [xviii-xx] [1-3] 4-347 [348: blank], cloth. First edition. A collection of essays on "work and the working men, people and popular culture, socialism and the mid-twentieth century." Lepper, p. [389]. Some dust soiling to fore-edge of text block, a nearly fine copy in about near fine dust jacket with several short closed tears at head of spine panel and touch of rubbing to blue background ink. (#94872)

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RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH

Dick, Philip K.

New York: Arbor House, [1985].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Posthumously published draft of VALIS, which ultimately mutated into something quite different. The whole novel "is set in an alternate universe in which a certain Ferris F. Fremont, rather than Richard Nixon, was elected president in 1978. The two are not dissimilar, but Nixon's paranoia about domestic 'enemies' becomes Fremont's all-out campaign against a supposed conspiracy known as Aramchek." - Mackey, Philip K. Dick, p. 115. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 427-28. Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #3. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#80891)

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RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH

Dick, Philip K.

New York: Arbor House, [1985].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Posthumously published draft of VALIS, which ultimately mutated into something quite different. The whole novel "is set in an alternate universe in which a certain Ferris F. Fremont, rather than Richard Nixon, was elected president in 1978. The two are not dissimilar, but Nixon's paranoia about domestic 'enemies' becomes Fremont's all-out campaign against a supposed conspiracy known as Aramchek." - Mackey, Philip K. Dick, p. 115. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 427-28. Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #3. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#146712)

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RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH

Dick, Philip K.

New York: Arbor House, [1985].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Posthumously published draft of VALIS, which ultimately mutated into something quite different. The whole novel "is set in an alternate universe in which a certain Ferris F. Fremont, rather than Richard Nixon, was elected president in 1978. The two are not dissimilar, but Nixon's paranoia about domestic 'enemies' becomes Fremont's all-out campaign against a supposed conspiracy known as Aramchek." - Mackey, Philip K. Dick, p. 115. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 427-28. Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #3. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#146712)

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THE RADIO MAN ..

Farley, Ralph Milne (pseudonym of Roger Sherman Hoar)

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Los Angeles: Fantasy Publishing Co., Inc., 1948.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. First binding of pebbled blue cloth with spine panel stamped in gold. Burroughs-style interplanetary novel by a well-known pulp writer comprising the first book of the Myles Cabot on Venus series, first published as a serial in ARGOSY-ALL STORY, 28 June - 19 July 1924, and in book form in 1948 (both titled THE RADIO MAN) and reprinted as an Avon paperback in 1951 as AN EARTHMAN ON VENUS. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-25 and (2004) II-386. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 693. In 333. A fine copy in very good first state dust jacket (green and black ink on white paper stock) with light wear at edges, mainly spine ends and corners, and dust soiling to rear panel. The jacket illustration was drawn by Jack Gaughan who has written and signed the following on the front flap: "I was 16 when I / did this --- / Farley / liked it!" (#161839)

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RADIO PLAYS

Compton, D[avid] G[uy]

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[Worcester Park, Surrey]: Kerosina Books, 1988.. Octavo, printed wrappers. First edition. Limited to 650 numbered copies of which this is one of 350 paperbound copies. 62-page booklet collecting two 30-minute radio play scripts. A fine copy. (#1518)

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THE RADIO PLANET

Farley, Ralph Milne (pseudonym of Roger Sherman Hoar)

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New York: Ace Books, [1964].. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ace Books F312. Burroughs-style interplanetary novel by a well-known pulp writer comprising the third book of the Myles Cabot on Venus series, first published as a serial in ARGOSY-ALL-STORY, 26 June - 31 July 1926. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 695. Some rubbing to cover edges, a nearly fine copy. (#158142)

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