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Howdy Gang! 

Getting a book or two up tonight to get things rolling, this thread is going to be  a good mix of hardcover science fiction and fantasy, 
interspersed with some gorgeous art books, comics related graphic novels, and miscellaneous odd bits. There will be some real gems,
some midrange  goodies, and  a  mixed grille of affordable goods. 

But first off:

 

DA RULEZ

I'll put up plenty of pix  of each item,  if you want more just  send me a PM. 

Shipping to USA preferred, but if you want something sent to Canada or overseas PM me 
and we'll work something out. 
 
:TAKEIT:  rules the roost,  but PM's, kibitzing,  and general tomfoolery  are welcome.

Everything  ships MediaMail, I'm charging a flat  rate of  $5 for any quantity, one book or a stack, 

 
CHECK OR MONEY ORDER  PREFERRED, I just plain out don't like paypal.   

If you just GOTTA pay with paypal  PM me first and we'll work something out.

Returns for any reason on your dime,  and  for any missed major  flaw or bad description on my dime.

My Kudos thread:

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=4287314#Post4287314

Here we go!

White Night,  by Jim Butcher

First  edition,  second printing. 

Whiff of wear along upper edge of jacket spine and FC, otherwise nearly as new.   Flat,  clean,  tight,  just a touch of cocked spine, 
probably  read once and shelved afterward. Book shop pencil price  upper  RH first page.
Book 9 in the Dresden Files series,  I have several more of these  coming in the thread, including one autographed copy.

I'm posting photos from my  phone so there may be a short delay between the post and the pix showing up. Hang in there!

Asking   $20



 


 

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Watching The Watchmen

Dave Gibbons, with Chip Kidd, & Mike Essl

If I have it figured out properly, this is the signed Diamond  Previews  exclusive edition. But it's still  in the factory shrinkwrap,
and I'm not opening it to find out, :D 

I'm pretty certain though, the  art prints mentioned in  the  descriptions I  find are all bound in the shrinkwrap  on the back cover. 

I swiped the following  from  a  book dealer's description on ABE booksellers, I don't believe I can  improve on the description.

"In Watching the Watchmen, artist Dave Gibbons gives his own account of the genesis of Watchmen, opening his archives to reveal the secrets behind the book's creation with a stunning array of previously unpublished sketches, early --script extracts, and exclusive photographs. Featuring the breathtaking design of Chip Kidd and Mike Essl, Watching the Watchmen is both a major art book and the definitive companion to the graphic novel that changed an industry. This special edition will feature an exclusive variant cover, a signature page from Dave Gibbons featuring unseen archive art, and a set of eight wrapped art cards drawn from Gibbons's Watchmen archive."

Originally priced at $50, see the tag in the back scan,  I'm asking  $100, well below the  asking prices on  ABE. 

Yours for  $100


 

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One more this evening. 

Citizen of the Galaxy,   Robert A. Heinlein

One of Heinlein's  classic  Scribners  50's hardcovers,  this is a later printing.

Ex-Library copy,  dust jacket is glued own to the inside covers, but what I can see of the  book cover proper is  quite nice. 
Much nicer than most ex-libs I run across, it sits flat and square, jacket is nice except for the chip out  Rh edge FC. 
Interior is clean,  white pages. There is a print line  on the indicia page, looks like this is the 10th  hardcover printing. 
Top notch  reader copy of  a Heinlein classic. 

Asking  $20

 

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G'morning! 

Here's something to start out the holiday weekend. 

The Art of the Fatastic,  edited  by  Gerry De La Ree, 1978. 
Number 767 of a limited print run of  1200.
Art reproductions by  many, many of the classic magazine illustrators, including but not limited to:

Edd Cartier
Kelly Freas
Hannes Bok
Virgil Finlay
Wally Wood
Tim Kirk
Frank R. Paul
Steve Fabian
Roy Krenkel

Some are represented by a good many illustrations,  some  by only one or two, but they're all reproduced  beautifully. 

Measures 11-1/2 x 8-3/4, in gorgeous condition.  Book is as-new,  faint whiff of shelf wear to the jacket, and the  spine strip
is slightly age yellowed. 

Asking  $50 for this little gem. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One more to start the day.

Plan For Conquest, A. A. Glynn

Arcadia House, 1969  

What looks like rubbing, white splotches, and   a pencil scribble on the front of the dust jacket is actually part of the art!
Book is quite nice,  with minimal wear, jacket actually does have a bit of rubbing, upper and lower spine, and a faint whiff on
the FC and BC. Flat and tight, white pages. 

Asking  $10


 

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Here's a bit of eldritch fun 

The H. P. Lovecraft Coloring, dot-to-dot & activity book, by Nigel Dobbyn. 
2017, Arcturus Publishing. 
As-new condition, with a couple price stickers on the back cover. 

Chock full of puzzles, games, and Elder Gods, lol 

Asking  $5

 

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On 11/25/2021 at 9:57 AM, catrick339 said:

Here's a bit of eldritch fun 

The H. P. Lovecraft Coloring, dot-to-dot & activity book, by Nigel Dobbyn. 
2017, Arcturus Publishing. 
As-new condition, with a couple price stickers on the back cover. 

Chock full of puzzles, games, and Elder Gods, lol 

Asking  $5

 

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(Belches a bit more, sips the hot chocolate)

Time for some more listing. 

The Death of The Necromancer, Martha Wells
First edition, Avon, 1998

Both book and jacket are in as-new condition, with the exception of slight bumps to the  book upper and lower spine. 
There's only one copy listed on  ABE right now, with an asking price of $120, but that one's signed. 

Asking $50

 

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Bloodstar, Richard Corben, from a story by Robert E Howard
1978, Morning Star Press,  #2284 of 5000, first edition

Classic Corben story and  art, adapting Howard's 1934 short story "The Valley of the Worm" - one of Howard's Cthulhu Mythos tales.

Book is sharp, but jacket has a bit of shelf wear ad rubbing,  see the pix. Small tear near spine upper BC,  couple  color chips
along upper edge BC to boot. The autographed copies out of this  print run  are going for  $250 - 300 on ABE, asking $50 for this unsigned edition.

Yours for  $50  SOLD!


 

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The Green Millennium, Fritz Leiber
1953, Abelard Press, first edition
This is the only hardcover copy I've ever seen, although there are several listed on  ABE 

Book is nearly perfect, with very minor general wear and offwhite pages, flat, tight, and square. 
The jacket on the other hand, has some issues, see the pix. Spine strip faded, chips, and there are
a couple tape repairs inside the jacket, light water stain lower spine,  some general wear, couple small tears. 
Dust jacket is not price clipped, and presents well except for the spine.  Old owner name in ink
on the first page, dealer price in pencil just below it. ABE prices  up to $400 for sharp copies. 

Asking  $60
 

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Of Mice and Magic,  Leonard  Maltin
1980, McGraw-Hill,  first edition, first printing

Remarkably thorough history of animation from the beginning right up to date of publication, I've had a reprint copy on my
bookshelves for decades now. If you're interested in the history of American cartoons, this book is a must-have item. 

Sharp copy in  near-perfect jacket, with one long dogear on back flap where it wasn't covered by the Gaylord jacket cover.

Asking   $30



 

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Wall of Serpents,  L. Sprague De Camp and Fletcher Pratt
1978 slipcase edition, signed and numbered 177/200, 
autographed by De Camp. 

Slipcase as new, book as new, jacket has chip off lower  RH corner FC, and a bumped corner, otherwise crisp and sharp.  A little gem. 

Asking $60

 

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Edd Cartier: The Known and the Unknown
Edited by Dean Cartier
1977, Gerry de la Ree, limited to 2000 copies

Book is as-new, jacketis as-nw except for a faint yellowing along the spine.  Another gemmy  looker. 
128 pages of stunning  b & w illustrations.

Asking  $50

 

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The Sad Sack, George Baker
Simon and Shuster, 1944
First edition,  second printing

Mighty funny stuff, done while Baker was still serving in the army.
Solid reader copy, nothing more, with  split on lower spine BC, a few tears interior, but nothing horrible,   dust shadows FC. 
No dust jacket.  Strictly a reader, folks.  And yeah,  this is where all those hundreds of Sad Sack comics started.

Asking $5



 

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