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Y' UNDERSTAND

Glass, Montague

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Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925.. Octavo, original red cloth. First edition. Humorous stories of featuring Potash and Perlmutter, petty kings of the garment industry. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 G-260. Some foxing to preliminaries, else a very good copy. (#115432)

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London: John Hamilton Limited Publishers, [1930].. Octavo, pp. [i-x] xi-xvii [xviii] xix-xxiv [25-26] 27-573 [574-576: blank] [first and last leaves blank], inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of the author), original blue cloth, front cover stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First British edition. A muckraking expos of prostitution. Kuprin fought on the side of the White Russians during the Russian Revolution and was later exiled to Paris. Line, Ettlinger and Gladstone, Bibliography of Russian Literature in English Translation to 1945, p. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front free endpaper; owner's signature on front free endpaper. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a very good copy with bright spine stamping. Scarce. (#137563)

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[New York]: Warner Books, [1990].. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#93442)

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A YANKEE AT THE COURT OF KING ARTHUR ..

Twain, Mark (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

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London: Chatto & Windus, 1889.. Octavo, pp. [i-xi] xii [xiii] xiv-xvi [1] 2-525 [526: illustration; printer's imprint] [527: publisher's device] [528: blank] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "October, 1889" inserted at rear], 220 illustrations by Dan Beard, original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel, top edge untrimmed, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in gold. First English edition. The Chatto & Windus edition was published 6 December 1889 as per the author's instructions. The U.S. edition was to have been published 10 December 1889, but copies were apparently released earlier (DLC deposit copy recorded 5 December 1889). At least four contemporary versions of Chatto & Windus catalogues are common to this book, the earliest dated June 1889 (months prior to publication), but are of no apparent significance for establishing a priority of issue. Twain's "best and most influential work of SF ..." - Clute ... Read more

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YANKEE ENCHANTMENTS ..

Loomis, Charles Battell

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New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1900.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix [x] [1-2] 3-328 [329] [330: printer's device], numerous black and white illustrations throughout the text by F. Y. Cory, original pictorial green cloth (design by Cory), front and rear panels stamped in red, back and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, pictorial endpapers. First edition. Twenty fantasy stories and fairy tales for children. "The Boy Who Required Winding" is about a clockwork boy. Quite an attractive book, with lovely art nouveau fantasy illustrations on endpapers and binding. A bright, very good copy. (#132342)

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Boston: Dayton and Wentworth, 86 Washington Street, 1855.. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv [v] 6 [25] 26-334 [note: text complete despite gap in pagination, flyleaves at front and rear, engraved frontispiece by George B. Ellis after a painting by R. W. Buss, head and tailpieces in text, original decorated cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in blind, First edition? The contents page lists story titles and chapter titles indiscriminately, thus giving the false impression that this volume contains some forty stories. The actual contents are "Two Millionaires" (novella by Sarah Fry with German setting), "'I Owe You Nothing, Sir'" (short story among English high society), "Notes of a Journey Across the Isthmus of Panama" (sketch), "The Two Passports" (short story with an intercalated adventure tale set during the Napoleonic wars), "Australia and Van Diemen's Land" (long sketch), "The Fairy Cup" (a short fairy tale by Alfred Crowquill) "The White Swallow" (novelette set among American Indians), "Fowling in Faroe a ... Read more

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YAP

Stewer, Jan (pseudonym of A. J. Coles)

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London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, [1931].. Octavo, original orange cloth. First edition. Thirteen comical short stories set in a Devon village. Light popular fiction of the day. Foxing to free endpapers, fore-edges of text block, and preliminary leaves, externally a clean, bright, near fine copy. (#113966)

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Dublin: M. H. Gill and Son, Ltd., 1917.. Octavo, numerous illustrations in the text, title page printed in brown and black, original blue cloth stamped in gold and blind. First edition. Collects eleven short stories of a mildly humorous sort, with drawings to match. "The humorous side of legal proceedings, as seen by a solicitor in North-East Ulster ..." - Brown, Ireland in Fiction 1649. Hubin (1994), p. 837. Some mild staining and soiling to cloth, a very good copy. Scarce. (#118075)

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YARROW: AN AUTUMN TALE

De Lint, Charles

New York: Ace Fantasy Books, [1986].. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Paperback original. A fine copy. (#127335)

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Boston, New York and London: Lamson, Wolffe and Company, 1898.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-ix [x] 1-321 [322: blank], four inserted plates with illustrations by E. W. D. Hamilton, title page printed in red and black, original charcoal gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, publisher's device stamped in blind on rear panel, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. Historical novel set in Massachusetts during the infamous witchcraft persecutions of the 1790s. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979). Wright (III) 2772. 1902 Christmas gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Endpapers tanned, a bright, nearly fine copy. (#150828)

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Boston: Published by A. W. Lovering, 1877.. Octavo, pp. [3-4] 5 [6] 7-282 [note: text complete despite gap in pagination, title leaf is first leaf of signature (1)], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated terra cotta cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, cream coated endpapers. First U.S. edition. Allegorical fantasy set in the far future (one million A. D.), of speculation in the corrupt, ruinous British stock market, narrated by an ancient space traveling spectre who returns to Earth from time to time to observe the activities of the inhabitants of his home world. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume III, p. 183 (describing the UK first edition). Reginald 13473. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, a few mild stains to cloth, old private owner's stamp on front free endpaper and ghosts from removed labels, small price sticker on front free endpaper, a tight, very good copy. (#156053)

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THE YEAR 2000: AN ANTHOLOGY

Harrison, Harry (editor)

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Garden City: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1970.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed on the title page by Harrison. Original anthology collecting thirteen stories by Fritz Leiber, Chad Oliver, Brian W. Aldiss, Robert Silverberg, David I. Masson, Harry Harrison, and others. Includes "Utopia" by Mack Reynolds in which eutopia brings degeneration. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 3-875. Tiny nick to top edge of front free endpaper, a fine copy in fine dust jacket with hint of tanning to spine panel and mild rubbing at corner tips. (#152788)

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THE YEAR 2000: A CRITICAL BIOGRAPHY OF EDWARD BELLAMY

(Bellamy, Edward) Bowman, Sylvia E.

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New York: Bookman Associates, [1958].. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-404 [405-408: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], cloth. First edition. The first biography to make use of all available Bellamy manuscripts. Cloth rubbed at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, a near fine copy in about good dust jacket with shelf wear and shallow chipping at edges and some internal tape reinforcement. (#64060)

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THE YEAR BEFORE YESTERDAY

Aldiss, Brian W[ilson]

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New York / Toronto: Franklin Watts, 1987.. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Novel incorporating "The Impossible Smile" and EQUATOR (a.k.a. VANGUARD FROM ALPHA). "Alternative history including a fascist Britain." - Sargent, British and Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#110)

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THE YEAR OF THE RANSOM ..

Anderson, Poul

New York: Walker and Company, [1988].. Octavo, boards. First edition. A novel in the Time Patrol series. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#145061)

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New York: Brentano’s Publishers, [1926].. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-249 [250-252: blank] [note: first two and last leaves are blanks], illustrations by Frank Dobias, title page printed in black and orange, original blue cloth, front panel stamped in orange and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in orange, top edge stained orange. First edition. Fantastic adventure novel set in Tibet. Bleiler (1978), p. 1. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Slight spine lean, a nearly fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with wear at edges and several internal tape mends. (#148039)

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YEAR OF THE CLOUD

Wilhelm, Kate and Theodore L. Thomas

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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1970.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The cloud is a blob of space dust in the /earth's path that raises the viscosity of water, causing drought and starvation. Brief signed inscription by Wilhelm to "Dave" on the title page. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with several tiny tears and light wear along bottom edge of front panel and some rubbing to gray background ink on spine panel. Scarce. (#111005)

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YEAR OF CONSENT

Crossen, Kendall Foster

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[New York: Published by Dell Publishing Company, 1954.]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Dell First Edition 32. One of the first novels "to picture a totalitarian government establishing giant data banks and using a variety of electronic devices to invade the privacy of the individual. Orwell's 1984 world of Big Brother is now effectively implemented with computer technology." - Warrick, pp. 140-1. "Social engineering dystopia." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 250-251. A fine copy. (#158007)

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YEAR OF THE UNICORN

Norton, Andre

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New York: Ace Books Inc., [1965].. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ace Books F357. "In the Year of the Unicorn, the time had come for paying back a curious debt. To save a kingdom, strange allies had come in -- the Were-Riders who were exiles from another time and space. And to pay them -- thirteen brides must be found, thirteen who would never return to mortal sight." - publisher's blurb. The fourth Witch World novel, first in the High Halleck sequence. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-200. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, pp. 2139-49. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 149-52. Touch of wear at cover edges, mild tanning to inner edges of covers, very good or better copy. Cover art by Jack Gaughan. (#158100)

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THE YEAR OF THE QUIET SUN

Tucker, Wilson

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New York: Ace Publishing Corporation, [1970].. Folio loose sheets, printed on rectos only. Unpaged galleys of the first edition. "Time travelers are horrified to find a near-future America riven by interracial war. A simple but moving cautionary tale ..." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. [433]. 1970 Nebula and 1971 Hugo nominee. Tucker's best SF novel and one of the major fictions of the 1970s. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1145. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 65. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2520-24. First leaf foxed at edges and a bit dusty, else a fine copy. Rare in this format. (#105240)

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