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AFTER THE AFTERNOON, MacArthur, , Arthur
1 AFTER THE AFTERNOON MacArthur, , Arthur
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; MacArthur, Arthur After the Afternoon New York, NY: Appleton Century, 1941. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. An uncommon fantasy novel about a faun in ancient Greece. Black dustjacket by Durieux showing a head silhouette in gray and orange, considerable short chips. Interesting. ; 0 4043 
Price: 14.92 USD
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ECOLOGICAL FANTASIES DEATH FROM FALLING WATERMELONS, Adler, Cy A
2 ECOLOGICAL FANTASIES DEATH FROM FALLING WATERMELONS Adler, Cy A
Green Eagle Press. 1979 0914018027 / 9780914018025 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
350 pages; Light wear to head of spine. Some short tears to DJ edgs. ; 0 35268 
Price: 23.45 USD
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LIFE IN A THOUSAND WORLDS, William Shuler
3 LIFE IN A THOUSAND WORLDS William Shuler
Boston James H. Earle 1905 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Science Fiction; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 345 pages; Publisher's blue cloth. Sound. , clean and firm. Spine a little lightened. Sold by subscription only". Complete with 10 "fantastic" b&w illustrations of other worlds. Verso of T. P. Has a blocked-out c/r date, and a printed date of 1905 added. Laid in is a book dealer's catalog description. ; 0 31851 
Price: 56.35 USD
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MASTER FRANCIS RABELAIS FIVE BOOKS OF THE LIVES HEROIC DEEDS AND SAYINGS OF GARGANTUA AND HIS SON PANTAGRUEL. 2 VOLS, Rabelais, Francis
4 MASTER FRANCIS RABELAIS FIVE BOOKS OF THE LIVES HEROIC DEEDS AND SAYINGS OF GARGANTUA AND HIS SON PANTAGRUEL. 2 VOLS Rabelais, Francis
London George Barrie 1930 Hardcover As New with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; Etchings; 760 pages; "Master Francis Rabelais, Five books of the Lives Heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his Son Pantagruel. Translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter AntonyMollenx. With sketch of his life. An introduction by Anatole De Montaiglon and etchings by Emile Boilvin. " # 153 of 1000 printed on Japanese vellum paper. Unopened. A couple of spots where signatures of text block have spread slightly due to a loosening of the thread used in binding. Nonetheless solid, tight and intact. Circa 1900-1930 ; 0 1425 
Price: 116.86 USD
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THE ARABIAN NIGHTS’ ENTERTAINMENTS, Sir Richard Burton [Transl]
5 THE ARABIAN NIGHTS’ ENTERTAINMENTS Sir Richard Burton [Transl]
London The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments 1895 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Thomas Dalziel. 
Arabia; Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xi, 796 pages; in addition to 150 original engravings there are 12 color plates after a w cooper- this includes frontis and all are present.. green elaborately decorated cloth binding. some brief aging to contents at margins. binding is quite sound. a rather rare book with no copies located [ either in worldcat, internet or auction records], although it is mentioned very briefly in wollmshram's blog of arabian nights works and i also located a copy in teh Fendley collection at Landman Library.; 0 32832 
Price: 751.06 USD
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THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND: AN ADULT FANTASY, Rutherford, Meg.
6 THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND: AN ADULT FANTASY Rutherford, Meg.
Garden City Doubleday 1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Rutherford, Meg. 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Tint; Oblong 4to 11" - 13; Publ 1969, fantasy drawings similar to depicted cover, covered in original mylar with 2" tear to top of DJ. ; 0 22454 
Price: 13.11 USD
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THE BEE-MAN OF ORN AND OTHER FANCIFUL TALES, Frank Stockton,
7 THE BEE-MAN OF ORN AND OTHER FANCIFUL TALES Frank Stockton,
N Y, N Y Charles Scribners First Edition; First Printing Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; [6] 193 [7] pages; (BAL 18888). Wright (III) 5232. Stamped ownership, publisher's green cloth. Detailed booksellers catalog entry laid in. Some of Stockton's best fantasy stories. Teg; 0 31848 
Price: 37.55 USD
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THE DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER. BY STEPHEN KING, May not be noted.
8 THE DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER. BY STEPHEN KING May not be noted.
Plume Fine with no dust jacket 
Horror; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Dark Tower; New York, NY, U. S. A. : Plume, 1988 Trade Paperback. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. No crease on spine- very clean 1st ed so stated. Ilustrated wraps; 0 7264 
Price: 13.11 USD
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THE MIDNIGHT FOLK., Masefield, John.
9 THE MIDNIGHT FOLK. Masefield, John.
N Y, N Y MacMillan Company 1932 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Rowland Hilder. 
Color and b/w; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Six color plates along with b/w illustrations. First Illustrated Edition (U. S. ) , with full-page color illustrations by Rowland Hilder. 30342 
Price: 56.35 USD
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THE QUEST OF THE SACRED SLIPPER, Sax Rohmer,
10 THE QUEST OF THE SACRED SLIPPER Sax Rohmer,
Garden City Doubleday, Page & Co. 1919 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 193 pages; Spine a little sun darkened. ; 0 31847 
Price: 37.55 USD
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THE SURPRISING TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN, IN RUSSIA, THE CASPIAN SEA, ICELAND, TURKEY, EGYPT, GIBRALTAR, UP THE MEDITERRANEAN, ON THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, AND THROUGH THE CENTRE OF MOUNT AETNA, INTO THE SOUTH SEA. ALSO, AN ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE, Munchausen, Baron. [Raspe, Rudol Erich].
11 THE SURPRISING TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN, IN RUSSIA, THE CASPIAN SEA, ICELAND, TURKEY, EGYPT, GIBRALTAR, UP THE MEDITERRANEAN, ON THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, AND THROUGH THE CENTRE OF MOUNT AETNA, INTO THE SOUTH SEA. ALSO, AN ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE Munchausen, Baron. [Raspe, Rudol Erich].
London Booksellers [1840/1850] Pirated Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; xi, 162 pages; THE SURPRISING TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN, IN RUSSIA, THE CASPIAN SEA, ICELAND, TURKEY, EGYPT, GIBRALTA, UP THE MEDITERRANEAN, ON THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, AND THROUGH THE CENTRE OF MOUNT ETNA, INTO THE SOUTH SEA. A satire on the famous Africa explorer, James Bruce of Kinnaird, whose embroidered [? ]travels had first been published in 1790. In the present edition the Munchausen proper occupies the first part, with a portrait dated 1792, the rest of the book , begiinging witth the introduction on page 83, contains the "Sequel" with Munchausen's in Africa. It is ocntinuously paginate. There is a Portrait frontis, 5 three panel foldout copperplates [counted as 8 because of subjects, ], and 20 full page plates. Foldouts are near fine while full page copperplates are generally VG. This apears to be a pirated copy. I find no idication of printer or publisher other than "London; Published for the Booksellers ". In original boards with blindstamped patern on brown cloth. Pale yellow endpapers. Provanance Edward Adolphus Coombs, signed in ink and undated but obviously contemporary. An interesting footnote in the bibliography of thw complex and lengthy publication history of this fantasy satire. ; 0 33911 
Price: 328.95 USD
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TOMORROWLAND : TEN STORIES ABOUT THE FUTURE Advance Reading Copy, Cart, Michael
12 TOMORROWLAND : TEN STORIES ABOUT THE FUTURE Advance Reading Copy Cart, Michael
May not be noted. 059037678 Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
Science Fiction; Prognostications; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Cart, Michael TOMORROWLAND 10 stories about the Future New York, NY: Scholastic Press, 1999. HB. Near Fine/Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ISBN: 0590376780. Ix, 193 pp ARC; 0 5618 
Price: 13.11 USD
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UNDER A GLASS BELL [LIMITED ED], Anais Nin
13 UNDER A GLASS BELL [LIMITED ED] Anais Nin
NY Gemor Press, 1944 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Ian Hugo. 
B&W Illustrations; Second Edition Limited 800. Paper Covered Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. By Ian Hugo, Nine Line engravings on copper plus the cover . Discrete ink gifting on first free blank. Fantasy. ; 0 36350 
Price: 89.30 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

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