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W. D. HOWELLS, TRAVELER FROM ALTRURIA 1889-1894

(Howells, William Dean) Kirk, Clara Marburg

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New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, [1962].. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-ix [x] xi [xii] [1-2] 3-148, illustrations, cloth. First edition. Faint stain along fore-edge of front cover, else a very good copy. (#94777)

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Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, [1964].. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-ix [x] xi-xii [xiii-xiv] xv-xix [xx-xxii] 1-171 [172: blank] [173: colophon] [174: blank], cloth. First edition. A fine copy in near fine unprinted brown dust jacket as issued. (#78064)

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W. H. HUDSON: A BIOGRAPHY

(Hudson, William Henry) Tomalin, Ruth

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[London]: Faber and Faber, [1982].. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-314 [315-316: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], illustrations, boards. First edition. Biography of the noted nineteenth century naturalist and author of two utopian fantasies, A CRYSTAL AGE and GREEN MANSIONS. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#30073)

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[London]: Beaver Books [The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited], [1979].. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. The thirteen stories in this collection were originally published in PLAYBOX ANNUAL from 1916 to 1921. A fine copy. (#163863)

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W. W. DENSLOW ... With an Introduction by Patricia Denslow Eykyn

(Denslow, William Wallace) Greene, Douglas G. and Michael Patrick Hearn

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N.p. [Mt. Pleasant]: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University, 1976.. Octavo, pp. [1-10] i-vii [viii] 1-225 [226-230: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], illustrations, cloth. First edition. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#66792)

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New York: Ansatz Press, [1988].. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] 1-78 [79: blank] [80: colophon], printed wrappers. First edition. Limited to 150 copies. An early, pre-bind copy with variant paper cover and limitation leaf not numbered. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Delany on the limitation leaf: "To / David Hartwell / with all good thoughts / for all good things / from / Samuel R. Delany / N. Y. C. / March 26 / 1988." A bit of scattered foxing, mostly to page edges, else a fine copy. (#159472)

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WAGNER, THE WEHR-WOLF ... Edited by E. F. Bleiler

Reynolds, George W[illiam] M[acArthur]

New York: Dover Publications, Inc., [1975].. Large octavo, 24 illustrations by Henry Anelay, pictorial wrappers. First printing of this edition. Offset from the text of the first book edition, John Dicks, n.d. [1857?] (originally serialized in REYNOLD'S MAGAZINE OF ROMANCE, GENERAL LITERATURE, SCIENCE AND ART, 6 November 1846-24 July 1847, and, nearly simultaneously, issued in weekly penny parts). New introduction and valuable bibliography by Everett F. Bleiler. "Reynolds provided the first werewolf novel in English -- although there were three or four earlier short stories -- and his work established many motifs and patterns now associated with werewolves, just as Byron-Polidori and Rymer did for vampires. Cubs of 'Wagner' are still to be found in the twentieth century." - Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 207-210. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 153-54. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-82. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1378. Sullivan (ed) ... Read more

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THE WAIF WOMAN

Stevenson, Robert Louis

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London: Chatto & Windus, 1916.. Very small quarto, pp. [1-2] [1-4] 5-43 [44] [45: blank] [ 46: printer's imprint] [note: first leaf is a blank], title page printed in orange and black, original gray boards with lavender cloth shelf back, title printed in lavender on front panel, top edge stained lavender, other edges untrimmed. First edition. First publication in book form of a folk tale of old Iceland discovered among the papers of the late Mrs. Stevenson. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 456. Beinecke 703. A fine copy in very good printed dust jacket with closed tear in rear panel with internal tape mend and general dust soiling. (#152581)

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THE WAILING ASTEROID

Leinster, Murray (pseudonym of William Fitzgerald Jenkins)

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New York: Avon Book Division, [1960].. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Avon Books T483. A space opera in which scientifically advanced aliens from another galaxy make their presence known in our solar system by the sudden appearance of an asteroid -- devoid of life but stocked with powerful weapons. Earth's unknown enemy intends to conquer Mankind and involve it an intergalactic war. Filmed, "almost unrecognizably" (Pringle), as The Terrornauts (1967). Reginald 08896. Light rubbing at spine ends and three corner tips, a bright, nearly fine copy. Cover art by Richard Powers. (#88042)

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THE WAILING ASTEROID

Leinster, Murray (pseudonym of William Fitzgerald Jenkins)

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New York: Avon Book Division, [1960].. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Avon Books T483. A space opera in which scientifically advanced aliens from another galaxy make their presence known in our solar system by the sudden appearance of an asteroid -- devoid of life but stocked with powerful weapons. Earth's unknown enemy intends to conquer Mankind and involve it an intergalactic war. Filmed, "almost unrecognizably" (Pringle), as The Terrornauts (1967). Reginald 08896. Touch of wear to upper front corner tip, else a fine copy. Cover art by Richard Powers. (#158228)

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WAIT WITHOUT HOPE: A NOVEL ..

Sinha, Krishna Nandan

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Calcutta: Writers Workshop, n.d. [1967].. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Short novel, the title taken from from a passage in T. S. Eliot's "Four Quartets," concerning which the author, a professor at an Indian university, published a study in 1965. A nearly fine copy in near fine dust jacket with some general light soiling. (#117186)

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WAITING

Robinson, Frank M.

New York: Forge, [1999].. Octavo, boards. First edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#76155)

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WAITING

Robinson, Frank M.

New York: Forge, [1999].. Octavo, boards. First edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#91551)

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[Richmond, Surrey]: The Keepsake Press, 1974.. Octavo, line drawing by Barry Hirst, decorated wrappers. First edition. Limited to 180 copies of which this is one of 168 unsigned copies. Number 21 of the "Keepsake Poem" series. A fine copy in unprinted white paper envelope. (#71621)

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Chicago: The Schulte Publishing Co., [1899].. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-ix [x] 11-407 [408: blank] 1-8: ads [note: first leaf is a blank], three inserted plates with illustrations initialed "A.G.S.," original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and blind. First edition. Later issue (or printing) with author's "Preface to Second Edition" dated "February, 1899" printed on page ix. The book bears a copyright date of 1897, but it was not deposited in the Library of Congress until 2 July 1898. Secret society leads a revolution against corrupt U.S. capitalists. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 202. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, p. 194. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 113. Bleiler (1978), p. 143. Reginald 10392. Wright (III) 3844. Cloth damp stained at lower corner tips, else a clean, tight, very good copy. (#80187)

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New York: Doubleday, 1988.. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Signed on the title page by Godwin. First book of the Snake Oil Wars series, followed by THE SNAKE OIL WARS OR SCHEHERAZADE GINSBERG STRIKES AGAIN (1989). The duology "is an erratically amusing but ultimately very dark-complected satire on religion and U.S. society at large, refracted through the behavior of the two aliens who were long before responsible for breeding Homo sapiens from its primate stock, and have now taken on the roles of God and Devil; the assault on Christian fundamentalism is explicit." - John Clute, SFE (online). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#145944)

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WAKING NIGHTMARES

Campbell, Ramsey

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New York: Tor, [1991].. Octavo, printed wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. Collects nineteen stories. A fine copy. (#1277)

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WAKING NIGHTMARES

Campbell, Ramsey

New York: Tor, [1991].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects nineteen stories. A fine copy in fine jacket with mild bumps to the lower corners. (#126945)

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WAKING WORLD

Stapledon, William Olaf

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London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., [1934].. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-viii 1-280 + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "634" at bottom of page 8 inserted at rear, original red cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. 1523 copies printed. Collection of essays on politics, humanism, and science. Satty and Smith A5.1. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with mild shelf wear and rubbing to corners and spine ends. (#136686)

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Iowa City, Iowa: The Prairie Press, 1968.. Octavo, wood engravings by Frank Utpatel, cloth-backed decorated boards. First edition. Signed on the front free endpaper by Derleth and by artist Frank Utpatel. Derleth's record of three trips to Walden Pond: 1938, 1947 and 1965, interspersed with appropriate quotations from Thoreau's writings. "As it was, the spacing of those pilgrimages ... was such as to heighten my appreciation of it, despite what had been done to it in the interests of a public that did not share Thoreau's concern for wilderness and the solitudes of the woods." Wilson 632. Adrian Homer Goldstone bookplate affixed to the front paste-down. Thin stains to boards and endpapers from old asphaltic-edged dust jacket "protector," else a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with mild dust soiling. (#164228)

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