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FIRST 9 XANTH NOVELS.  A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON / THE SOURCE OF MAGIC / CASTLE ROONGA / CENTAUR AISLE / OGRE, OGRE / NIGHT MARE / DRAGON ON A PEDESTAL / CREWEL LYE: A CAUSTIC YARN / GOLEM IN THE GEARS.  9 BOOKS., Anthony, Piers.
1 Anthony, Piers. FIRST 9 XANTH NOVELS. A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON / THE SOURCE OF MAGIC / CASTLE ROONGA / CENTAUR AISLE / OGRE, OGRE / NIGHT MARE / DRAGON ON A PEDESTAL / CREWEL LYE: A CAUSTIC YARN / GOLEM IN THE GEARS. 9 BOOKS.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Michael Whelan (1 & 4), Doug Beekman (2) & Darrell K. Sweet (3, 5-9). 
The first 9 novels in the Xanth series (Magic of Xanth) - 6 7/8" H. Xanth is a magical land shaped like Florida and populated by fantastic creatures (centaurs, demons, dragons, goblins, merfolk, ogres, zombies, etc.), where every human character is born with a unique magical talent. 1. A Spell for Chameleon - 344 pp, 1984 18th printing, ISBN 0345317718. 2. The Source of Magic - 326 pp, 1985 22nd printing, ISBN 0345335554. 3. Castle Roonga - 329 pp, 1985 19th printing, ISBN 0345337484. 4. Centaur Aisle - 294 pp, 1982 1st printing, ISBN 0345297709. 5. Ogre, Ogre - 307 pp, 1985 13th printing, ISBN 0345335090. 6. Night Mare - 307 pp, 1983 1st printing, ISBN 034530456X. 7. Dragon on a Pedestal - 306 pp, 1985 6th printing, ISBN 0345335538. 8. Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn - 309 pp, 1985 1st printing, ISBN 0345313097. 9. Golem in the Gears - 327 pp, 1986 1st printing, ISBN 0345318862. Interiors - pages and inside of covers have very light browning in margins and edges respectively; book 2 has light browning on inside of covers and on inside hinges; small bumps to fore-edge of pages 179 to 300, three small indentations in fore-edge margin and a small soft crease at top corner of first 20 pages; book 5 has a very tiny to tiny tear at top edge of pages 267 to 282 - last two pages are archivally taped; otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - book 2 has three small indentations at fore-edge of front cover, very small shallow indentation on fore-edge of text block, two small corner creases and a larger corner crease on front cover; two books have a slight spine lean; books have very light to light edge wear; one or two other very small corner creases; book 7 has wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
MYTH SERIES - FIRST 6 VOLUMES.  1. ANOTHER FINE MYTH.  2. MYTH CONCEPTIONS.  3. MYTH DIRECTIONS.  4. HIT OR MYTH.  5. MYTH-ING PERSONS.  6. LITTLE MYTH MARKER., Asprin, Robert A.
2 Asprin, Robert A. MYTH SERIES - FIRST 6 VOLUMES. 1. ANOTHER FINE MYTH. 2. MYTH CONCEPTIONS. 3. MYTH DIRECTIONS. 4. HIT OR MYTH. 5. MYTH-ING PERSONS. 6. LITTLE MYTH MARKER.
New York Ace Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Walter Velez, dover art. 
First six volumes of the Myth Series - with the first four books in a publisher's slipcase - 6 3/4" H. 1. Another Fine Myth - 200 pp, 1984 3rd printing, ISBN 0441023606 - "Skeeve was a magician's apprentice, until an assassin hired by an ancient enemy struck and his master was dead. Skeeve suddenly found himself alone with Aahz, a purple-tongued demon the old magician had summoned from another dimension as a practical joke just before he was killed. Aahz had lost his powers, Skeeve had lost his job. So together, they set out through a universe populated by Deveels (or devils), Imps, dragons, unicorns and more, looking for a way to get even." 2. Myth Conceptions - 217 pp, 1986 5th printing, ISBN 0441555209 - "Skeeve was summoned to the court of Roderick the Fifth of Possiltum to audition for the position of Court Magician. Unfortunately for everyone, he got the job. How was Aahz going to help Skeeve defend a kindgom against the mightiest invading army in the world? With his pet dragon Gleep and bewitching green-haired Tanda standing by, Skeeve waited for Aahz to come up with a solution. The problem was, if they won they would be executed - and if they lost they would be killed. What kind of magik could beat those odds?" 3. Myth Directions - 202 pp, 1985 1st printing, ISBN 044155525X - "The Trophy was unique, no question. It was easily the ugliest object Skeeve had ever seen in any dimension. And before landing his job as Court Magician, young Skeeve had seen a thing or two. But Tanda wanted it - and, as a rule, whatever the beautiful Tanda wants, Tanda gets. The problem is, getting it will take more than luck. It will take all the talents of a young but gifted magician, a scaley but canny Pervect, and a charming demon not above a little interdimensional thievery." 4. Hit or Myth - 170 pp, 1985 4th printing, ISBN 0441338518 - "King Roderick takes a powder - leaving Skeeve in his place to marry his homicidal fiancee Hemlock and face the tender mercies of Bruce, the Mob's fairy godfather who wants Skeeve working for him - or not at all. On top of that, Aahz has taken a forced vacation, a two-ton demon has a crush of Skeeve, and both Possiltum and Deva are about to be invaded." 5. Mything Persons - 172 pp, 1987 2nd printing, ISBN 0441552765 - "(Skeeve's) partner Aahz has disappeared and it looks like foul play. Finding Aahz ought to be a snap for a talented magician like Skeeve, especially with a sassy apprentice and a dumb but brawny bodyguard along for the ride. The trouble is, they're sleuthing in another dimension: a strange and chilly realm where day is night and humans are considered monsters. Add a murder rap, a couple of vampires, and the fact that magic doesn't work here, and you've got a trio in real hot water!" 6. Little Myth Marker - 167 pp, 1987 1st printing, ISBN 0441484999 - "(Skeeve) bluffs his way into a high-stakes game of dragon poker and, by some miracle, wins. Then, still flush with luck, (he) heads straight for the king of dragon poker, the Sen-Sen Ante Kid. And with a pot of half a million, there'd better not be any myth-deals. But even if Skeeve can hold his own in a high-stakes game, there's still Markie. Left as a pint-sized IOU by a player who went broke, she conjures a house full of trouble every time she tries to cast a spell. And to top it off, jealous magicians have hired the notorious assassin, The Axe, to cut more than the deck - ." Interiors - pages and some inside of covers have light to moderate browning, volume 3 has one page with small corner crease and volume 4 has two pages with small corner creases. Exteriors - some edges of text blocks have very light browning, slight browning to spines of four volumes, very light edge wear, volume 2 has a very light spine crease, volume 1 has a small faint stain on the bottom of the text block, volume 5 has a very small number stamped on bottom of text block, two volumes have slight spine lean. Slipcase has several light water stains on top panel, very light edge wear - mainly at corners, very small bump at bottom rear edge, a few tiny foxing marks on inside of rear panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
3 Bain, Gordon. DE HAVILLAND: A PICTORIAL TRIBUTE.
Airlife, (Shrewsbury, 1992), Ist edition. 
148 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color photos. Contents: Introduction; De Havilland; The DH51; The DH53; The DH60 Moth; DH60G III Moth Major; DH80A Puss Moth; DH82 Tiger Moth; DH83 Fox Moth; DH84 Drag on; DH85 Leopard Moth; DH87 Hornet Moth; DH88 Comet; DH89 Dragon Rapide; DH90 Dragonfly; DH94 Moth Minor; DH98 Mosquito; DH100 Vampire; DH104 Dove; DH106 Comet; DH112 Venom; DH114 Heron; DHC 1 Chipmunk; DHC-2 Beaver; DHC-3 Otter. Small very light stain on front pastedown, slight cigarette odor, light edge wear. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor edge wear, tiny scuff on spine, one small closed tear, very light edge wrinkling. VG/VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE DISCOVERY OF DRAGONS., Base, Graeme.
4 Base, Graeme. THE DISCOVERY OF DRAGONS.
Toronto Elan Press 1996 1551441381 / 9781551441382 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Graeme Base. Signed by author/illustrator.
32 pp, 13 5/8" H. Signed "G Base 96", with drawing of a dragon's head, on front free endpaper. "(R)ecounts the discovery of some of the world's most fearsome dragons - by a 9th-century Viking, a 13th-century Chinese girl, and a befuddled 19th-century Prussian cartographer. Their stories of adventure and intrigue are as dramatic - and humorous - as the colorful dragons that leap out of Graeme Base's exuberant art." The 12 dragons include: Great Snow Dragon; Welsh Red Dragon; St George Dragon; Mongolian Screamer; Japanese Butterfly Lizard; Eastern Temple Worm; Livingstone's Demon; Crested Dipper; Spotted Marsh Draak, etc. Small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at edges and on spine, soft wrinkles on panels. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
5 Bertin, Joanne. Cover art by Bob Eggleton. DRAGONLORD DUOLOGY. 1. THE LAST DRAGONLORD. 2. DRAGON AND PHOENIX. 2 VOLUME SET.
Tor, New York, (1999, 2000). 
500 pp, 695 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 2 volumes. "Dragonlord Linden Rathan, last-born of a race of immortal weredragons, has spent six hundred years alone, searching for his soultwin while his fellow Dragonlords watch over humanity's Five Kingdoms. When the Queen of Cassori dies mysteriously, Linden and the other Dragonlords are called upon to prevent civil war as two human claimants vie for the regency. As the battle for Cassori rule escalates, Linden becomes the target of the Fellowship, a secret society of true-humans who could actually destroy his immoral life. Then he meets a beautiful young ship captain named Maurynna who may be the only one who can help Linden bring Cassori back from the brink of chaos..." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - minor edge wear, faint creases on spine of book 1. VG+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
6 Bowen, Robert; Baxter, I.M.; Knight, Ian; Turnbull, Stephen; Leigh, Mark; Krott, Rob. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED. NO. 159.
Publishing News Ltd., London, 2001. 
66 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions. Contents: Screaming Eagles at Bastogne: Caught in German Surprise Attack; Zhukov - Defender of R ussia: Surviving under Stalin; Battle of Blood River: Boer Fight for Vengeance; Suicide at Kamakura: Wagnerian end to Samurai dynasty; Red Storm in the East: Crushing the Japanese (WWII); Combat Jump in the Congo: Rescue mission in heart of darkness (1964); Not a good year (re-enactments). Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine, minor wrinkling on covers at spine and at edges, very light browning to edges of textblock. VG+ 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
UNEXPECTED DRAGON TRILOGY.  1. PIGS DON'T FLY.  2. MASTER OF MANY TREASURES.  3. DRAGONNE'S EG.  THREE VOLUME SET., Brown, Mary.  Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet and Bob Eggleton.
7 Brown, Mary. Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet and Bob Eggleton. UNEXPECTED DRAGON TRILOGY. 1. PIGS DON'T FLY. 2. MASTER OF MANY TREASURES. 3. DRAGONNE'S EG. THREE VOLUME SET.
Baen, (Riverdale, 1994, 1995, 1999), Ist printings. 
370 pp, 373 pp, 339 pp, mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet (Books 1 & 2) and Bob Eggleton (Book 3). "Left an orphan with a small dowry and a magic ring, all Summer wanted was to find a husband and settle down. But she hadn't reckoned on the raggle-tail assortment of creatures who needed her help...the blaspheming dog, broken-down horse, crippled pigeon, half-dead tortoise and flying pig had ideas of their own, and Summer was to find her journey's end - and love - very different from what she expected..." (Books 1 & 2). "Life was hard for Sophie: tragically orphaned not so long ago, she eked out a living as a teacher in a poor-house school in a Dickensian London slum. Then her life was turned upside down when she was informed that a previously unsuspected uncle, now deceased, had left her a handsome legacy - which she could redeem only after fulfilling a Last Request: to return a dragon's egg to its rightful place in the uncharted wastes of Central Asia..." (Book 3). Interiors - very light browning in books 1 & 2, bookstore stamp in book 3, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, edges of textblock of books 1 & 2 lightly browned. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DRAGON TEMPEST., Callander, Don.  Cover art by Eric J.W. Lee.
8 Callander, Don. Cover art by Eric J.W. Lee. DRAGON TEMPEST.
Ace, New York, 1998, first printing. 
243 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0441005551 "Take one librarian from Iowa named Tom. Add one magical dragon, one beautiful princess, and one evil kidnapper named Byron Boldface. Toss them on a tempest sea of monsters and savages. Pour over a ncient maps until shipwrecked. Roast over low dragonfire. Save the girl. (Don't forget to wash your claws.)" Interior - one dog-ear crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, book s l i g h t l y cocked, creases on spine. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
VOYAGE OF THE BASSET., Christensen, James C.  With Renwick St. James and Alan Dean Foster.
9 Christensen, James C. With Renwick St. James and Alan Dean Foster. VOYAGE OF THE BASSET.
New York Greenwich Workshop / Artisan 1996 1885183585 / 9781885183583 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good James C. Christensen. 
168 pp, 10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w drawings. "Pledging allegiance to (H.M.S.) Basset's motto, Credendo Vides - Seing Believing, One Sees - (nine year old) Cassandra, her sceptical older sister, Miranda, and their father, Professor Algernon Aisling, set out in search of the ancient legends. From the flickering flight of faeries to the mermaids' siren songs, a labyrinth-bound Minotaur to a fire-breathing dragon, the Aisling family witnesses firsthand the wonder of mythological worlds. Cassandra's adventures intertwine with her father's scientific scribblings to present both new tales and the essence of classic myths. (This book) takes the reader on a fantastical journey of discovery." Tiny dint on top edge of front board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light line indentations and rubbing on front/rear panels, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
PALLY ARCHIE THE MIDGET CLOWN., Claxton, Patricia and Dooner, Faith.
10 Claxton, Patricia and Dooner, Faith. PALLY ARCHIE THE MIDGET CLOWN.
Routledge and Kegan Paul. 
155 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Charming b&w illustrations. "This is the story of an ageless midget clown, of his trials and tribulations and eventual triumphs, told in a series of adventures. His origin is obscure, but his fondness for circus life and his obvious skill as a performer gives a hint as to his probably beginnings...He has a wonderful capacity for friendship and proves himself a reliable and loyal companion. Though mischievouness, at times, gets the upper hand, he never wittingly does any person or animal any harm. By his own merits he achieves his ambition of appearing in print and of being summoned to appear at a command performance. And in spite of his acquired wealth and fame, the encouragment and appreciations of his friends are his greatest rewards." Partial small number stamp on free front endpaper, title page missing, minor edge wear, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket is clipped, has several small tears and tiny chips, very light browning, light rubbing, light edge wear. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
DREAD EMPIRE SERIES - 3 VOLS.  BOOK ONE, A SHADOW OF ALL NIGHT FALLING;  BOOK TWO, OCTOBER'S BABY;  BOOK THREE, ALL DARKNESS MET., Cook, Glen.
11 Cook, Glen. DREAD EMPIRE SERIES - 3 VOLS. BOOK ONE, A SHADOW OF ALL NIGHT FALLING; BOOK TWO, OCTOBER'S BABY; BOOK THREE, ALL DARKNESS MET.
Berkley Books, New York, (1983, 2nd / 1984, 2nd / 1980, 1st). Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - 
240, 248, 323 pages. 3 volumes. ISBN 0425063208, 0425065383, 0425045390. "Across the mountains called Dragon's Teeth, beyond the chill reach of the Werewind and the fires of the world's beginning, above the walls of the castle Fangdred, stands Windtower. From this lonely keep the Star Rider calls forth the war that even wizards dread, fought for a woman's hundred-lifetime love. A woman called Nepanthe, princess of the Stormkings..." Interiors - pages browning, book store stamp on inside of front cover of book two, otherwise clean and tight. Exteriors - light edgewear/rubbing, small date stamp on bottom of book one, crease down front cover of book one with some migration into first few pages. Light creases to spines of books two & three. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICIAN'S BOY., Cooper, Susan.  Illustrated by Serena Riglietti.
12 Cooper, Susan. Illustrated by Serena Riglietti. THE MAGICIAN'S BOY.
Margaret K. McElderry, New York, 2004, first American edition. 
101 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 068987622X B&w illustrations. "The Boy polishes the Magician's wands, and catches the rabbits that the Magician pulls out of hats. But the Boy's favorite job is operating the puppets for th e Magician's famous puppet play, 'Saint George and the Dragon' - until one terrible day when, in the middle of a performance, the Boy can't find the Saint George puppet. The Magician is furious. He points a long magical finger at the Boy, a n d - p o of! - the Boy is suddenly in the strange Land of Story, where he must find Saint George. The Boy's hunt for Saint George is full of adventures with oddly familiar people. He saves the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe from losing her ch i ld re n; he sp oi ls the wolf's plan to eat Little Red Riding Hood; and he narrowly escapes being eaten himself by the Giant at the top of Jack's beanstalk. But the Boy's last adventure is the most amazing of all - and changes his life forever. No chi ld w ho r ead s t his delightful tale by master storyteller Susan Cooper is likely to forget it." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Coville, Bruce. Illustrated by Katherine Coville. THE EVIL ELVES. VOLUME 3 OF "MOONGOBBLE AND ME".
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2004, first edition. 
71 pp, 8 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 068985756X B&w illustrations. "Moongobble has successfully completed two of his three Mighty Tasks: He's collected the Golden Acorns of Alcoona and bottled the tears of the Weeping Werewolf. There 's only one more Mighty Task to go and Moongobble will become a member of the Society of Magicians. But this might be the most difficult one of them all. Moongobble must go deep into the Great Forest of Boodle to recover the Queen's Belly B u t t o n , a magical stone that was plucked off an ancient statue by a band of elves. The Belly Button has the power to tempt its owner to do evil things - and those elves have been causing trouble left and right. Moongobble enlists the help of Ed wa rd , Ur k, the Rusty Knight, Fireball the Dragon, and Arfur, an old friend. Even with their help, this task won't be easy. Anyone who attempts to steal the Belly Button and fails will be turned into stone! Will Moongobble be able to succe ssf ull y s te al the stone and resist its powers?" Ages 6-10. Fine/Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Coville, Bruce. Illustrated by Katherine Coville. THE WEEPING WEREWOLF. VOLUME 2 OF "MOONGOBBLE AND ME".
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2004, first edition. 
71 pp, 8 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0689857551 B&w illustrations. "In 'The Dragon of Doom', Moongobble successfully completed his first Mighty Task - collecting the Golden Acorns of Alcoona. So now it's time for him to complete the second one. He must bring back a bottle of the tears of the Weeping Werewolf! But werewolves are scary, dangerous creatures. How can Moongobble, a magician with a good heart but who's not much good at magic, collect the tears without being torn t o shreds? Luckil y Edward, Fireball the dragon, and Urk, Moongobble's faithful toad, are all there to help him. Together, they go in search of the Weeping Werewolf and end up with much more than they bargained for!" Ages 6-10. Fine/Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
STORIES OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS., Crowlesmith, J., Rev.
15 Crowlesmith, J., Rev. STORIES OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS.
London Aldine Hard Cover Good Fair H.S. Greig. 
172 pp, 7 1/2" H. Red boards with black lettering/illustration on spine and front board. Colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations. No date, but Xmas greetings on free front endpaper dated 1936. "The stories that follow are taken from Sir Thomas Malory's 'Morte D'Arthur', the great collection of romances about King Arthur which was written in the fifteenth century, and printed first of all by Caxton. Scholars say that Arthur was a British hero, one of the leaders of the Britons against the English invaders in the sixth century. In course of time legends centred round his name in the memory of the defeated race. To the original stories the Middle Ages added others, some of which belonged to later heroes, and, finally, these were combined with various legends of the Christian Church about the finding of the Holy Grail, the cup from which Christ is said to have drunk at the Last Supper with His disciples. Thus we get the beautiful cycle of romances which shines in the pages of Malory's great book. This version has been written for younger children. As far as possible the old-world style of Malory's narrative has been preserved, while the stories chosen are those which seem to present a message to youth." Contents: Introduction; The Sword in the Stone; King Arthur sees a Strange Knight; The Sword Excalibur; Balin, the Poor Knight; The Invisible Knight; The Battle of the Brothers; The Table Round; The Merciful Knight; The Death of Merlin; King Arthur and Accolon; The Lady of the Lake; The Marvellous Giant; The Two Giants; The Disguised Knight; The Shipwreck of Sir Lamorak; Launcelot and the Dragon; Sir Bors in the Castle Adventurous; Sir Gawaine's Rescue; The Knight with the Ugly Coat; Sir Tristram and King Mark; The Story of Sir Alisander; When Sir Launcelot was Mad; Seeking the Holy Grail; Sir Galahad's Shield; Sir Launcelot and the Holy Grail; Sir Percivale and the Lion; The Holy Grail is Seen; Fed by the Holy Grail; The Death of Sir Galahad; The Poisoned Apple; The Lady of Astolat; End of the Table Round; The Death of Arthur. Light to moderate edge wear, 1" tear at bottom of front hinge, book is slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading at top edge of spine, Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, wrinkling on frontispiece near gutter. Dust jacket has edge tears and chips, creases on front panel, rubbing/soiling on rear panel - light rubbing elsewhere, slight fading to spine color, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
16 Datlow, Ellen, ed. (Ian Watson, Spider Robinson, Nancy Kress, Robert Silverberg, Jack Dann, Barry Malzberg, Paul Nahin, Orson Scott Card, Melisa Michaels, Scott Baker, William Gibson, Kate Wilhelm, Gene Wolfe, Kathleen Westfall, Harlan Ellison, et THE FOURTH OMNI BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION. (IV)
General, Toronto, (1985), Ist printing. 
397 pp, mass market paperback. Contents: The Way of Cross and Dragon by George R.R. Martin; The Thousand Cuts by Ian Watson; Serpent's Teeth by Spider Robinson; Boundary Echoes by John M. Ford; With the Original Cast by Nancy Kress; Our Lady of the Sauropods by Robert Silverberg; Going Under by Jack Dann; Sigmund in Space by Barry N. Malzberg; The Invitation, by Paul J. Nahin; Unaccompanied Sonata, by Orson Scott Card; The Mickey Mouse Olympics by Tom Sullivan; I am Large, I Contain Multitudes by Meisa Michaels; The Lurking Duck by Scott Baker; Hinterlands by William Gibson; Sister Anger by Kate Wilhelm; Procreation by Gene Wolfe; When Auld's Acquaintance is Forgot by Harlan Ellison; The Ancient Mind at Work by Suzy McKee Charnas. Interior - pages browning very lightly, one page with large dog-ear, one with small corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, very small corner creases, soft creases to front cover, spine has two very faint creases. VG- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
17 Dean, Pamela C. Cover art by Dawn Wilson (1) and Dean Morrissey (2 & 3). SECRET COUNTRY TRILOGY. 1. THE SECRET COUNTRY. 2. THE HIDDEN LAND. 3. THE WHIM OF THE DRAGON. 3 VOLUME SET.
Ace, New York, (1985, 2nd/1986, Ist/1989, Ist printing). 
293 pp, 202 pp, 328 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. "The Land of Unicorns was just an imaginary place...They'd made it up one day while enacting a fantasy role-playing game, and filled it with sorcerous creatures, enchanted swords, and dragon kings. Then they found the sword under the hedge, and the Secret Country became all too real. The magic was real, the swords drew real blood, and the Dragon King was their sworn enemy..." Interiors - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - light edge wear, spines flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
TOMIE DEPAOLA:  HIS ART & HIS STORIES.  (DE PAOLA), Elleman, Barbara.  Preface by Trina Schart Hyman.
18 Elleman, Barbara. Preface by Trina Schart Hyman. TOMIE DEPAOLA: HIS ART & HIS STORIES. (DE PAOLA)
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1999 0399231293 / 9780399231292 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Tomie dePaola 
218 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Tomie dePaola is among the best known, best loved artist-authors creating books for children today. His art and his stories, filled with imagination, humor, elegance, and curiosity, emanate from a love of life reflected in everything he does. Barbara Elleman, a critic in her own right, explores Tomie dePaola as artist and storyteller. The result is this fascinating, highly readable account which looks first at dePaola's life, complete with family photographs, and then at the extraordinary scope of his work - autobiographical picture books, folktales, Christmas themes, religious stories, collections, and more. She explores patterns and motifs that thread through his illustrations from the beginning; discusses major influences on his art; gives a rare glimpse at his fine art and his 'non-book' designs; provides an intriguing step-by-step account of the development of a picture book, 'Big Anthony, His Story', from the original draft of the manuscript to finished art. Ms. Elleman's thoughtful narrative brings a fresh appreciation of this unique artist-author. Tomie dePaola's followers and those discovering him for the first time will find this remarkable volume filled with over 200 illustrations a feast for the eye to be looked at again and again." A few very tiny edge bumps. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 120.  JULY 1991.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed. (Larry Milberry, Robbie Shaw, Roy Humphreys, Dave Allport, Jeremy Collins, Don Middleton, Colin Dodds.)
19 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Larry Milberry, Robbie Shaw, Roy Humphreys, Dave Allport, Jeremy Collins, Don Middleton, Colin Dodds.) FLYPAST. NO. 120. JULY 1991. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1991. 
87 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Flight 777 (KLM Flight 777 shot down June 1943); Vampire Returns (Canadian F.3); Ventura (Lockheed's Ventura famil y); Gustav Airborne (Benson Messerschmitt); Final Salute (8 Squadron - Shackleton); Diamond Nine - Go! (Tiger Team); Fifty Year Deadline (Night Fighter Preservation Team Mosquito); Day Tripper; News (Shackletons go to auction....Peter Newb e r r y k i l l e d....Junkers think-in....); Year of the Lancaster ('Mickey' flew with 617 Squadron); Government Surplus ('demobbed' aircraft); Originators (Schneider Trophy races); Airshow 91; Pilot's View (Dragon Rapide), etc. Interior - clean a nd t ig h t wi th n o previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, small liquid stain on rear cover - migrates into last pages, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE SENSE OF ORDER:  A STUDY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DECORATIVE ART., Gombrich, E.H.
20 Gombrich, E.H. THE SENSE OF ORDER: A STUDY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DECORATIVE ART.
Oxford Phaidon 1980 0714817325 / 9780714817323 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
411 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "After an Introduction on Order and Purpose in Nature, which offers a novel approach to the study of pattern, the first chapters deal with the criticism of ornament, the cult of simplicity and the debates about design in Victorian England, in which such eminent critics as Ruskin, Owen Jones and Gottfried Semper made a permanent contribution to theoretical issues. The craftsman's practice of pattern-making is studied as a response to the challenges of material, of geometrical laws and psychological constraints, after which the author examines the perception and the effects of visual orders in the light of recent research. The relation-ship between psychology and history is the theme of four final chapters which deal with the tenacity of ornamental traditions, their modification by the changing styles and fashions of different periods, the role of symbolism in the origin and the use of motifs, and the psychological roots of the grotesque, oscillating between magic and humour. An Epilogue reviews some of the analogies between the spatial orders of decorative design and the temporal patterns of the dance, of poetry and, notably, of music, not forgetting the 'kinetic art' of our century. This absorbing work, the fruit of a lifetime's interest in the most universal and yet strangely neglected manifestation of human creativity, is based on the Wrightsman Lectures given by the author in 1970 under the auspices of the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University." Very minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one tiny tear archivally taped. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
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