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The Carnelian Cube: A Humorous Fantasy

Sprague De Camp l & Pratt Fletcher

E-103: The Gnome Press. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1948. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. The Gnome Press. 1948. 230 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. Signed and inscribed by L. Sprague De Camp to noted book collector and my friend Tony Bambace on the title page. DJ has chipping, shelf-wear and rubbing present to the DJ especially around the extremities. Bound in cloth boards. Boards have shelf-wear present to the extremities (rubbing to bottom edges). No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. It is the evening of July 8, 1939 and the scene is the mountainous district of Cappadocia, in Asia Minor. Arthur Cleveland Finch, the story's hero, is a historian and archeologist, and he and his friend, Lloyd Owens, are on a dig, examining whatever ancient artifacts they can find in the hope of expanding human knowledge. The dig is being finance by Leo Pushman, a rich movie magnate who once read Arthur's dreary, academic tome "The American Deme; a Study of Pontus and Armenia under the Byzantine Empire" and liked it. Arthur has no idea of how Pushman even struggled through the book, which he considers to be as "dull as a third-rate sermon". Why should that "unimportant piece of prose" have attracted so much attention when his book of poetry, which was liked by the critics, sold only 37 copies? The world just doesn't seem to be reasonable Arthur thinks. Arthur and Lloyd discover that Tirdat Ariminian, one of the local workers on the dig, seems to have purloined a small find: as red carnelian cube, about the size of a golf-ball, with an Etruscan inscription on it. The cube seems rather out of place here in Cappadocia and Arthur and Lloyd think it may be quite a find. But Tirdat claims that the cube is his: that he got it from a man named Iblunos in far away Nigdeh. Iblunos was an old man, "maybe three hundred years". The stone was a "dream-stone. Arthur is bemused and that night sleeps with the cube under his pillow. If only the world were more rational Arthur laments again! In the morning Arthur wakes to a very different world. It has become exactly what he asked for: a completely rational world. But will Arthur like what he asked for, and if not how will he get out of this strange enchantment? E-106; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 230 pages .

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The Carnelian Cube

De CAMP, L. Sprague and Fletcher Pratt

New York: The Gnome Press, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Some light staining on the front board, else very good lacking the dustwrapper. The first book published by the Gnome Press. Although not marked as such, from the library of Fletcher Pratt.

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The Carnelian Cube: A Humorous Fantasy

Sprague De Camp l & Pratt Fletcher

The Gnome Press 1948 2nd edition, 1948. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.

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The Carnelian Cube; A Humorous Fantasy.

de Camp, L. Sprague and Fletcher Pratt.

New York. : Gnome Press., 1948 . Second printing. Brown cloth, orange spine title. . Very good in a very good dust jacket with light edgewear and a short closed tear to the front panel. . 20.5x13.5 cm. . weight: 0.8 lb.

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THE CARNELIAN CUBE ..

De Camp, L. Sprague and Fletcher Pratt

New York: The Gnome Press Publishers, 1948.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. In 333. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 490. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 234. Cloth tanned and soiled, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with wear at spine ends and corner tips and some dust soiling and light spotting. (#165223)

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The Carnelian Cube

L. Sprague De Camp & Fletcher Pratt

New York, NY: Lancer Books. Good Plus. 1970. No Edition Stated. Soft Cover. 4 1/4" x 7" PAPERBACK Lancer book #74676. Ancient magic opens the door to strange worlds in a universe where all dreams come true! Wear at edges, reading creases, some creases on book, some soiling, rubbed, light interior browning. .

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THE CARNELIAN CUBE

L Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt

Lancer Books. paperback. gebraucht, gut Gebrauchsspuren sind vorhanden. .

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THE CARNELIAN CUBE

de Camp, L. Sprague & Pratt, Fletcher

NY: Lancer, 1967. [1st printing] 1967; #73-662. Cover art by Freas. "Fantasy: an ancient talisman enables a man to visit other worlds" (Locke; Spectrum I, p. 66). Inscribed by de Camp on title page to previous owner (For Pat-). Small piece taped back on at upper front edge; tanning; owner's stamp on first page.. Signed by Author. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good-.

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The Carnelian Cube

L. Sprague De Camp and Fletcher Pratt

Lancer Books. Good. 1967. Paperback. Spine slightly worn. Slight wear on cover corners. Pages tinted purple on the edges. Fold on back cover. Pages in good condition. Past owner's surname inside front cover. Overall good condition for its age. .

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The carnelian cube

De Camp, L. Sprague, and Pratt, Fletcher

New York: Lancer Books. 1967. Trade paperback. Very good.. 222 p. 18 cm. Lancer books, 73-662.. . No previous owner's name .

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