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1 16744Aldiss, Margaret (compiled) Item Eighty-Three: Brian W. Aldiss, a Bibliography 1954-1972
SF Horizons 1972 First Edition; First Printing Stapled Wraps Near Fine Signed by Author
Near fine condition. SIGNED by Brian Aldiss and Margaret Aldiss. Limited Edition. Unpaginated. No creases. Tiny bit of shelf rub at edges. Solid, clean. Signed by Brian W. Aldiss and Margaret Aldiss. This is No 34 of a limited edition of 200 numbered copies. A complete listing of all of Brian W. Aldiss's works, including this one. Unpaginated.; Signed by Author 
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Anatomy of wonder  Science fiction, Barron, Neil
2 20567Barron, Neil Anatomy of wonder Science fiction
R. R. Bowker Co NY 1976 0835208842 / 9780835208840 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Bibliographic guides for contemporary collections; 47 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket, as issued. INSCRIBED and dated by Neil Barron. Just a bit of shelf rub at edges. Solid, clean. Bibliography information for Science Fiction books. A must have for collectors and booksellers alike. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 19349Bohanan, Robert D. Dwight D. Eisenhower, A Selected Bibliography Of Periodical And Dissertation Literature
General Services Administration KS 1981 0960572805 / 9780960572809 Softcover Fine 
162 pages; Fine condition. No creases. Solid, clean. Stapled wraps. Dwight D. Eisenhower, A Selected Bibliography Of Periodical And Dissertation Literature. 
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4 19251Clute, John Science Fiction, The Illustrated Encyclopedia
Dorling Kindersley NY 1995 0789401851 / 9780789401854 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
312 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Soft bump bottom corner tips. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Black boards with bright silver lettering. Dust Jacket shows crease to middle of front panel when held to the light just right. Tiny chip at top corner tip and top spine tip. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Authoritative, decade by decade overviews of every aspect of Science Fiction, from books to comics, films to television. More than 100 internationally acclaimed Science Fiction writers, with complete bibliographies of their work. Unique time charts covering the history of Science Fiction from its earliest roots in the 17th century to the present. Media Mail only. 
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Thoreau, Man of Concord, Harding, Walter
5 20602Harding, Walter Thoreau, Man of Concord
Holt, Rinehart and Winston NY 1960 First Printing Paperback Very Good 
251 pages; Very Good condition. Light reading creases. Just a bit of shelf rub at edges. Outside page edges ever-so-lightly age tanned. Solid, clean. Literary Criticism. Frontis of portrait of Thoreau. "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary." Trade Paperback. 
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6 15928Harper, Andrew; McAulay, George Michael Moorcock: a Bibliography (With Biographical Notes)
T. K. Graphics MD 1976 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine Illustrated by Bowman 
29 pages; Near Fine condition. Stapled wraps. No creases. Very lightly age tanned at spine. Solid, clean. This is a bibliography of Michael Moorcock books not published under pseudonyms. Please note that re-publications and foreign editions are only partially listed here. Also, contrary to popular belief, there are only three pseudonymous novels by Michael Moorcock, and all three are out of print. 
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7 15890Jones, Joe R. ; White, Terry L. (Asst Analytic Philosophy and Religious Language: a Bibliography
Perkins School of Theology TX 1970 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
70 pages; Graded only Very Good because it is a University ex-library book. Stamps, due date slip and label pen on front cover top corner. Typewriter written pages. Nice marble design cardboard boards with blue cloth bindery tape. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. Written by Professor Emeritus of Theology and Ethics at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. A bibliography of books on Analytic philosophy and religious languages. A great reference source. 
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8 19557Keltie, John S. The Works of the British Dramatists, Carefully Selected From the Original Editions with Biographical Notes
Wm. W. Swayne NY 1870 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
549 pages; Fair/No Jacket. 549 pages plus 10 publisher's ads. Plus Contents and Preface. (vii) Splitting at front and back hinges - but holding nicely - quite repairable. Top page edges gilt. Pages tanning and outside page edges quite brown. Shelf rub at corner tips and spine tips. Spine tips frayed. Gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Nameplate inside front board and name, in pencil, on first blank page. One paragraph underlined Page ix. Includes: Origin and Early History of the British Drama; John Lilly; George Peele; Robert Greene; Christopher Marlowe; Ben Jonson; Beaumont and Fletcher;John Webster; John Marston; Philip Massinger; John Ford; Thomas Heywood; James Shirley. 
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Thomas Mann Briefe 1889 - 1936 Volume I, Mann, Thomas; Mann, Herausgegeben von Erika (Ed)
9 20224Mann, Thomas; Mann, Herausgegeben von Erika (Ed) Thomas Mann Briefe 1889 - 1936 Volume I
S. Fischer Verlag Germany 1962 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
581 pages; Very Good/Very Good. ALL text in GERMAN. Thomas Mann Briefe 1889 - 1936 Volume I. Rated Very Good only because of University ex-library markings on back inside cover only. Goethe Center nameplate to front inside cover. Brown boards with bright gilt lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has tiny bit of shelf wear at edges. Spine label. Now in protective sleeve. All text in German. 
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10 17244Melville, Herman; Parker, Hershel (Ed) The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade
W. W. Norton NY 1971 0393099687 / 9780393099683 Second Printing Paperback Near Fine 
376 pages; Near Fine condition. Page edges are age tanned. No creases. Solid, clean. An authoritative text, Backgrounds and sources, Reviews - Criticism, An Annotated Bibliography. Trade Paperback. 
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11 18684Ostwald, Renate Nachdruckverzeichnis von Einzelwerken, Serien und Zeitschriften aus Allen Wissensgebieten (Reprints) Volume I
Gunter Nobis Germany 1965 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 748 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Text totally in GERMAN. Ex-Library University 'This Book Not to Leave Library' copy. Stamp on top/bottom text block. Library nameplate inside front board. Spine label. Label and stamps inside back board. Solid hinges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. Text is double column and two page numbers per page. So, book really has 374 pages, plus XVII. Reproduction directory of individual works, series and journals from all fields of knowledge. 
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12 15925Owings, Mark; Lerner, Fred (Intro) Robert A. Heinlein, a Bibliography
Croatan House MD 1973 0883580004 / 9780883580004 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
23 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Stapled wraps. No creases. Lightly age tanned at edges. Solid, clean. Of the many writers who emerged during the legendary Golden Age of John Campbell's Astounding Science Fiction, Robert Heinlein has exerted the greatest influence on the evolution of the genre. A Bibliography of his work. 
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13 18916Patterson, Maureen L. P.; Inden, Ronald B. (Eds) Introduction to the Civilization of India, South Asia, An Introductory Bibliography
University Of Chicago Press 1962 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 412 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. SMU ex-library book. Professionally rebound. Bright orange boards with white lettering and catalog number. Stamps. Pocket and date due slip inside back cover. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. In the South Asia field there has long been a need for a general bibliography to fill the gap between the existing bibliographies on special topics and the brief general bibliographies that are available. Major sections: General; History; Social Structure and Organization; Political and Economics Structure; Religion and Philosophy; Literature, Science and the Arts; Author and Title Index. 
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14 19570Perry, Bliss (Ed) Little Masterpieces - Thomas Carlyle
Doubleday & Mcclure Company NY 1898 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
204 pages; Good/No Jacket. Green boards with gilt lettering. Top edges of text block are gilt. Outside deckled page edges are age tanning. Some of the pages are un-cut. One page where someone mis-cut the page edge. Firm binding and hinges. Frontispiece tissue guard is foxing. Essay on Biography; Selected Biographical and Historical Sketches and Other Writings of Thomas Carlyle 
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15 18831Wilpert, Gero von Lexikon der Welt Literatur - Biographisch-bibliographisches Handworterbuch nach Autoren und anonymen Werken
Alfred Kroner Germany 1963 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 1471 pages; Very Good/Very Good Plus. Text in GERMAN. Encyclopedia of the world literature in GERMAN. Ex-Library of Dallas Goethe Center. No stamps except for two small Goethe Center stamps inside back cover. It appears the endpapers have been professionally replaced. Date Due slip. Label inside back cover with title and aurthor typed on it. No spine label. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. Nice DJ has closed tear at top spine edge. Couple of tee-niny closed tears at top edge. No spine label. Now in protective sleeve. Lexikon der Welt Literatur - Biographisch-bibliographisches Handworterbuch nach Autoren und anonymen Werken. All text in GERMAN. 
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