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1 Andrews, Austen. THE TECHNOCRAT WAR. BOOK III of III: MAELSTROM. ULTIMA.
New York Pocket Books 2002 0743403819 / 9780743403818 First Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good Jerry Venderstelt cover art. 
384 pp, 6 3/4" H. Book III only. "As war ravages the time-torn world of Sosaria, the knights and wizards of New Britannia have joined the warlike Juka to invade the desert wastes of the Technocrats. To uncover the secret plot of the shadowy forces that control the carnage, an outlaw knight and a crafty Jukan veteran must challenge fierce enemies and their own ideas of honor, else the final battle could destroy all three nations and perhaps the very foundations of Sosaira itself." Based on the award-winning computer game series - intended for mature readers. Interior - bookdtore stamp and small ink number on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very faint crease down spine, bottom 1/2" of rear hinge area is worn. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Black, M.H. Foreword by Geoffrey Cass. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1584-1984.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1984 0521264731 / 9780521264730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
343 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "In 1984 the Press celebrates four hundred years of continuous printing and publishing, and this history gives a readable and not-too-formal introduction to that unique record. It is the story of the development of the printing and publishing arm of the University of Cambridge, from the medieval system of resident stationers who dealt in manuscripts to the present large printing and publishing house which produces computer software and audio cassette tapes as well as books (mostly now computer-set). The narrative is given its proper setting in the development of the University, which has inevitably determined the history of the Press itself; in the history of the book trade as a whole; and in the intellectual and political history of England which has at times affected the fortunes of the Press. There are anecdotes about powerful personalities, from Richard Bentley to Stanley Morison, which give colour and life to the sober black-and-white history of printing and publishing." Previous owner's name label tipped-in on half-title page, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light browning on spine, small ghost sticker mark on rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CRISIS OF THE RAJ:  THE REVOLT OF 1857 THROUGH BRITISH LIEUTENANTS' EYES., Broehl, Wayne G., Jr.
3 Broehl, Wayne G., Jr. CRISIS OF THE RAJ: THE REVOLT OF 1857 THROUGH BRITISH LIEUTENANTS' EYES.
Dartmouth College / University Press of New England, Hanover, NH, 1986. 
347 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (orange/red cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. ISBN 087451374X "Here the story (of the Indian Mutiny) is seen through the eyes of a small group of young British lieutenants gong through t hat stirring set of battles. It is a study of the psychosociological tensions that affected these young people - a group of intelligent and able men who were only partially in control of their destinies, yet had the ambitions, the achieve m e n t m o t i v ation, possibly the group skills and personal innovation, to strive and struggle through the dramatic events they experienced. We will come to learn a good deal about these four men (and the mother of one of them) - to see their fr us tr at i on s, t he ir loneliness, their anomie, their failures. At the same time their enthusiasms, their successes, their hopes and dreams, come through constantly, giving a poignancy to their story that transcends the 'facts' themselves. Th e s tuf f o f thi s s tud y i s a n extensive series of letters from the lieutnants back to their families during the height of the hostilities....this book also draws on an intriguing new method of study whose name is content anlaysis. A parti cula r br anch of th is c onte nt a nlay sis field is explored here - the use of the computer to analyze the content of particular texts. All the letters....have been entered into a computer and treated to a sophisticated content anaysis program t hat c onsid ers t hem alo ng ni nety- seven sepa rate psychosociological paramters. The resulting glimpses further help to explain some of the critical differences hinted at in the texts themselves....This fresh view of historical method is elabo rated in dat a in t he A ppen dixes. " Min or rub bing, minor soiling, small bump to top corner of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
CANADIAN LIBRARIES., Campbell, H.C.
4 Campbell, H.C. CANADIAN LIBRARIES.
London Clive Bingley 1969 0851570631 / 9780851570631 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
90 pp, 8 3/4" H. Contents: Introduction; Canadian libraries, 1900-1960; Reference and research library resources; Provincial and regional public library systems; Envoi: The Canadian library in the 21st century; Directories and guides; Select bibliography; References; Index. "(R)eviews the 65-year growth of Canadian professional library associations and the slow rise in the number and quality of Canadian library services. The development of the National Library in Ottawa, which took more than 30 years to bring about, is recorded. Of intrest at the present time are observations of the part which the new information technology is playing in libraries and documentation services in Canada and the role which can be expected from them in the 21st century." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling/tiny chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny holes and surface paper loss on front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Crew, Gary and Smith, Craig. TROY THOMPSON'S EXCELLENT PEOTRY BOOK.
Thomas C. Lothian, Melbourne, 1998. 
Unpaginated, 11 15/16" H, hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0850918340 Profusely illustrated in colour throughout, using ink, gouache, texta, collage, pencil and computer-generated images. "Troy Thompson's teacher, Ms Kr anke, wants her class to write poetry. But Troy couldn't care less about 'peotry' - he can't even spell it. Besides he's far too cool to write poems, until the thought of winning a computer and $500 worth of software persuades him to have a g o - a nd then, hey, does Troy learn fast!" Minor rubbing on glossy boards, minor bump at bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
6 Duane, Diane. Jacket art by Mark Ferrari. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL WIZARD. (CONTAINS: SO YOU WANT TO BE A WIZARD; DEEP WIZARDRY; AND, HIGH WIZARDRY.)
Guild America, n.p., n.d., book club edition. 
473 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Contains all three books of Duane's 'Support Your Local Wizard' trilogy in one volume. In books one and two, neophyte wizards, Nita and Kit, armed with powers gained from copies of a magic book, 'So You Want to be a Wizard', encounter the evil Lone Power as they visit an alternate Manhattan and 'aid a beached wounded whale wizard named S'reee'. In the third book, 'Nita's younger sister, Dairine, stumbles into a sorcerous adventure of her own via a computer that has a software version of the book on wizardry..." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. VG+/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WINDROSE CHRONICLES.  1. THE SILENT TOWER.  2. THE SILICON MAGE.  3. DOG WIZARD.  4. STRANGER AT THE WEDDING.  4 VOLUMES., Hambly, Barbara.
7 Hambly, Barbara. THE WINDROSE CHRONICLES. 1. THE SILENT TOWER. 2. THE SILICON MAGE. 3. DOG WIZARD. 4. STRANGER AT THE WEDDING. 4 VOLUMES.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine First Printings Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good 
Four volumes - 6 7/8" H. 1. The Silent Tower - 369 pp, 1986, ISBN 0345337646 - "Someone was crossing the forbidding Void between the universes. In San Serano, Joanna felt the terror strike, before dark hands were seizing her to kidnap her and take her elsewhere. In the Empire of Ferryth, Caris watched a wizard murdered by a figure that vanished into a tunnel of darkness. And abominations were crossing through the weakening fabric of the Void. And in the Silent Tower, where every stone was sealed and spelled against all magic, Antryg Windrose, student of the Dark Mage, was supposed to be going mad." 2. The Silicon Mage - 338 pp, 1988, ISBN 0345337638 - "When she betrayed her lover, Antryg Windrose to the Council, he had been sentenced to death. Then (Joanna) had believed his brain was possessed by the Dark Mage Suraklin, though now she knew that Suraklin had chosen Gary Fairchild. But guilty or innocent, Antryg was separated from her by the awesome Void between worlds, far from any hope of rescue. Nevertheless, she had to save him. Suraklin was planning to gain immortality by placing his mind in a computer that would get its power by draining the life-force from all on both worlds, dooming everyone to eternal misery and hopelessness. And only Antryg was strong enough a wizard to challenge the Dark Mage." 3. Dog Wizard - 389 pp, 1993, ISBN 0345377141 - "The Citadel of Wizards was under siege. Deep in the Vaults beneath the walled city, gates into inhuman realities were opening and closing without warning. Monsters emerged from other dimensions; and ancient, malign magics came to life under the influence of cosmic chaos. Someone was tampering with the Void. The Council of Wizards blamed Antryg Windrose, the rebel mage who had fled their justice to find haven in the City of Angels. Across dimensions, they reached out to bring him back - ." 4. Stranger at the Wedding - 341 pp, 1994, 0345380975 - "Kyra was a journeyman wizard, readying for her final testing before the council. But it was no mere case of nerves that had started twisting her magic. Something sinister was weaving portents of doom into even the simplest of her spells. Something fearful was invading her dreams with images of frightful evil. And Kyra woke to the chill certainty that her young sister Alix was soon to marry - and soon to die." Interiors - very light browning to pages - mostly in margins, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - 3 volumes with very light crease on spine, all volumes have light browning to edges of text block, 2 volumes have a tiny number stamped on bottom of text block, very light edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NORTH BY 2000:  A COLLECTION OF CANADIAN SCIENCE FICTION., Hargreaves, H.A.
8 Hargreaves, H.A. NORTH BY 2000: A COLLECTION OF CANADIAN SCIENCE FICTION.
Peter Martin, Toronto, 1975, first edition. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887781195 "The locales in 'North by 2000' are....familiar. Joe Schulz, declared unalterably 'dead' through an error of the Continental Computer, wanders in increasing bafflement throu gh the streets of Lambeth, Ontario, his ID card everywhere useless. Jason Berkley, arrested in Toronto, finds himself trapped in a 'school' in Alberta where he will begin a long and ingeniously-engineered rehabilitation programme. Benjami n S c r o o p , Spiritual Adivsor and technological wizard, is send to the far-northern mining community of Tundra City. University Television Central probes the prairie provinces of Old Canada to find the source of the mysterious 'voice' which h as be en s ab ot ag in g its Shakespeare lectures with a series of devastating questions...." Light browning to pages, small date stamp on eachof the rear endpapers, browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, faint sm all sta in and ti ny pin pr ick on rear board, bump and tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/rubbing, moderate rubbing on panels, tiny edge tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, creases at top edge o f re a r pa nel , ti ny l igh t st ain on front panel at fore-edge, minor browning. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
9 Harris, Steve. STRAKER'S ISLAND.
London Victor Gollancz 1998 0575065826 / 9780575065826 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Steve Crisp, dust jacket art. 
384 pp, 8 3/4" H. "(O)n the day of his annual trip to his own private island to give six lucky fans the night and fright of their lives, (horror writer Jim Green's) creative juices begin flowing again and words start pouring on to his computer screen. Trouble is, he's not always typing them and he can't seem to stop them, not even by turning off the computer. And, as the horror fest on Straker's Island approaches, Jim begins to realize that it's not just his own imagination which has been creating his bestselling books, and now the source of all those vivid ideas and gory scenes is out for payback." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
STRAKER'S ISLAND., Harris, Steve.
10 Harris, Steve. STRAKER'S ISLAND.
London Victor Gollancz 1998 0575065826 / 9780575065826 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Steve Crisp, dust jacket art. 
384 pp, 8 3/4" H. "(O)n the day of his annual trip to his own private island to give six lucky fans the night and fright of their lives, (horror writer Jim Green's) creative juices begin flowing again and words start pouring on to his computer screen. Trouble is, he's not always typing them and he can't seem to stop them, not even by turning off the computer. And, as the horror fest on Straker's Island approaches, Jim begins to realize that it's not just his own imagination which has been creating his bestselling books, and now the source of all those vivid ideas and gory scenes is out for payback." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THUNDERSCAPE.  BOOKS 2 & 3.  DARKFALL and INDOMITABLE THUNDER.  WORLD OF ADEN., Hensley, Shane Lacy / Mark Acres.
11 Hensley, Shane Lacy / Mark Acres. THUNDERSCAPE. BOOKS 2 & 3. DARKFALL and INDOMITABLE THUNDER. WORLD OF ADEN.
New York HarperPrism 1996 First Printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good+ Cover art by Danilo Gonzalez / Brian Perini. 
Books 2 & 3 of the Thunderscape Trilogy, 6 3/4" H. Book 2. Darkfall - 310 pp, ISBN 0061054593. Book 3. Indomitable Thunder - 229 pp, ISBN 0061054585. Darkfall: "Deadly wonders of the Thunder Age, powered by the mechamagical wizardry of steam, sorcery, and science. Their 200-foot cars are armed with storm cannons and guarded by constructs crammed with undead souls for the journey to through the horrors of the outlands." Indomitable Thunder: "Since the Darkfall, life in Mekanus had become constant war. Sealed behind an impenetrable metal wall by Lord Urbane, the Lost Ghetto was infested by violent Nocturnals and prowled by warring gangs. Sarann and her brother Jurdan, the orphaned children of a merchant prince, had survived the gangs and the Nocturnals by laying low. But now an attack by the common enemy of all, the ratmen, was giving them their chance at freedom." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Herman, Arthur. TO RULE THE WAVES: HOW THE BRITISH NAVY SHAPED THE MODERN WORLD. (Inscribed)
Toronto HarperCollins 2004 0060534249 / 9780060534240 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
648 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Inscribed by author on half-title page: To ....., thanks for your service and very best wishes, Arthur Herman. Maps. "This is the story of how the British Navy came to dominate and shape modern history. It is the story of an institution built around a tradition of heroism, in which courage in battle and bravery in death were a byword, from Nelson's death at Trafalgar to Commander Robert Scott's death in the icy wastes of Antarctica. It is also the story of a military force very different from any other, with a cast of individual personalities and intellectual eminences, from Sir Francis Drake and Captain James Cook to Charles Darwin and Sir Winston Churchill. But above all, the Royal Navy is part of the story of how one nation rose to global dominance without precedent in history and without equal, even today. The Royal Navy enabled Great Britain to build an empire on which the sun literally did not set, encompassing one-fifth of the world's population. But it also facilitated trade and communication with every other part of the planet. Thanks to its navy, the British Empire became the first truly global community, bound together by law, language, and commerce - and by the 'hearts of oak' of British ships and sailors....This is an epic journey from the age of the Reformation to the age of computer warfare and special ops: a tale of tall ships and battleships and great battles at sea; of heroic sailors, admirals, and aviators, of violent conflict and personal tragedy." Very small dint at top edge of rear cover, tiny mark on top of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minoe edge wear, one soft crease at bottom of rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
13 Hughes, Monica. THE FACES OF FEAR.
Toronto HarperCollins 1997 000245604 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good David Day, jacket illustration. 
166 pp, 8 5/8" H. "The cutting-edge world of VR opens doors for Joan that the accident (that confined her to a wheelchair) slammed shut - just what her father, computer mogul Max Sandow, hoped when he had the program designed for her. Together with her eager accomplice, Whizkid (a.k.a. the very ordinary Steve Andersen), Joan is transformed into Joanna as they explore the game's mind-blowing complexities. Trouble is, no one - not Whizkid, not Joanna, not even the powerful Max - knows that the games hotshot young designer has a vicious grudge against Joan. And that he has laid invisible yet dangerous traps for the two teens. There's only one way out: Joan and Steve must confront the faces of their own fears." Top of spine lightly bumped/wrinkled. Dust jacket has very light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light edge wrinkles at top/bottom of flaps. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE FACES OF FEAR., Hughes, Monica.
14 Hughes, Monica. THE FACES OF FEAR.
Toronto HarperCollins 1997 000245604 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- David Day, jacket illustration. 
166 pp, 8 5/8" H. "The cutting-edge world of VR opens doors for Joan that the accident (that confined her to a wheelchair) slammed shut - just what her father, computer mogul Max Sandow, hoped when he had the program designed for her. Together with her eager accomplice, Whizkid (a.k.a. the very ordinary Steve Andersen), Joan is transformed into Joanna as they explore the game's mind-blowing complexities. Trouble is, no one - not Whizkid, not Joanna, not even the powerful Max - knows that the games hotshot young designer has a vicious grudge against Joan. And that he has laid invisible yet dangerous traps for the two teens. There's only one way out: Joan and Steve must confront the faces of their own fears." Slight bump and wrinkling at top of spine, progressively smaller soft crease at top corner of all pages from half-title page to page 18. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - also at bottom edge of front and rear panels, front flap fold guidlines are visible on front panel (dust jacket is sligtlly mis-aligned with book). 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
30 YEARS OF ADVENTURE: A CELEBRATION OF DUNGEONS & DRAGONS., Johnson, Harold; Winter, Steve; Adkison, Peter; Stark, Ed; Archer, Peter.  With Gary Gygax.  Foreword by Vin Diesel.  Front cover art by Larry Elmore.
15 Johnson, Harold; Winter, Steve; Adkison, Peter; Stark, Ed; Archer, Peter. With Gary Gygax. Foreword by Vin Diesel. Front cover art by Larry Elmore. 30 YEARS OF ADVENTURE: A CELEBRATION OF DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.
Wizards of the Coast, Renton,WA, 2004 0786934980 / 9780786934980 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
283 pp, square (10" H x 10" D). Colour illustrations. "In 1974 a new phenomenon burst onto the cultural scene: the 'Dungeons & Dragons' game. Armed with dice, pencils, paper, and rulebooks, thousands of people set forth on a quest of the imagination. Along the way they battled monsters, discovered treasure, and trekked through countless dungeons, keeps, castles, and lairs. The 'Dungeons & Dragons' experience created an industry. Not only did it spawn similar roleplaying games, it had a profound impact on the burgeoning computer gaming industry. Around the world and over the years, people from all walks of life joined in this game of monsters and magic. This book is a celebration of that phenomenon and a tribute to the millions of players who brought the 'Dungeons & Dragons' experience to life." Waviness to top/bottom edges of text block, slight curl at fore-edges of boards, slight bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has small creases at top/bottom of spine, small edge tear at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE PERSONALITY SURGEON., Wilson, Colin.
16 Wilson, Colin. THE PERSONALITY SURGEON.
Sevenoaks, Kent New English Library 1985 0450060403 / 9780450060403 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
339 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). "When Charlie Peruzzi is called upon to deliver a paper on his cousin's behalf at a psychologists' convention in London, it marks the beginning of an exciting departure from his routine as a general practitioner in South London. Charlie's first public engagement is exciting not only because it involves his first stay in a five-star hotel, nor because he is able to save the life of an attractive air hostess who attempts suicide in the room next to his. It is because of an idea, until then only hovering at the back of his mind, developed during his discussions and observations at the convention, which is to revolutionise not only Charlie's life, but the whole way of thinking of psychologists and patients alike, bringing the computer into the psychiatrist's surgery and the detective's office. In an exciting novel, by turns touching and funny, we follow the progress of this remarkable young man, charting his successes, meeting his patients, becoming involved in their relationships and seeing how Charlie's 'personality surgery' transforms their lives. (B)oth a detective story and a moving and very human novel told with the skill and confidence of the master." Tiny dint on bottom edge of front cover, light browning to edges of text block, light cigarette odor. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge creasing, light browning to top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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