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AMONG THE GENTLY MAD:  PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY., Basbanes, Nicholas A.
1 Basbanes, Nicholas A. AMONG THE GENTLY MAD: PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
New York Henry Holt 2002 0805051597 / 9780805051599 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
250 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) delightfully discursive twenty-first-century guide to book collecting that combines a fresh respect for proven methods of acquisition with sound advice on how to use the exciting electronic tools now available. Drawing on the superb insight he has gathered from some of the world's most notable collectors, dealers, and librarians, (the author) offers a penetrating consideration of the pastime as it enters an era in which 'everything', it seems, has become collectible, an era in which the computer has become an indispensable tool. For newcomers, this book presents the rare opportunity to look over the shoulders of accomplished book hunters, all with their own successful strategies, as they pursue their prey, to glean some invaluable tips from the pros. Along with conveying the thrill of the chase, their stories remind readers that good books bought shrewdly are 'always' wise inventments. Traditionalists who believe that preparation and knowledge remain the soundest foundations for success will not be disappointed by Basbane's contention that for all the wonders of the Internet, there is still no substitute for going out into the field, meeting up with kindred spirits at book fairs, open shops, auctions, and flea markets, and learning how to 'handle the goods' from people who have been there. At the same time, he questions the relevance of a few axioms that have been accepted as gospel, while explaining the timeless wisdom of others." Tiny bump at top of front hinge, tiny scuff at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Algis Budrys; Theodore Sturgeon, Everett B. Cole, Frank Herbert, Murray Leinster, P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by van Dongen. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. JANUARY 1956. VOLUME LVI, NUMBER 5.
Street & Smith, New York, 1955. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas, Rogers and van Dongen. Contents: The Executioner by Algis Budrys; Won't You Walk- by Theodore Sturgeon; Indirection by Everett B. Cole; Under Pressure by Frank He rbert (Conclusion); Labor of Love (article) by Murray Leinster; The Editor's Page; In Times To Come; The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Clifford D. Simak, Paul Ash, Randall Garrett, Rog Phillips, Jay Williams, Murray F. Yaco, P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by Freas. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. OCTOBER 1958. VOL. LXII, NO. 2.
Street & Smith, New York, 1958. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas, Schoenherr, van Dongen and Vegh. Contents: The Big Front Yard by Clifford D. Simak; Big Sword by Paul Ash; ...And Check the Oil by Randall Garrett; The Yellow Pill by Rog Phillips; False Image by Jay Williams; Divining Rod: Standard Equipment (article) by Murray F. Yaco; The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; Journal of the IES; The Analytical Laboratory; The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller, Brass Tacks. Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, light rubbing, small date stamp and small number on rear cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
4 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Francis Donovan, James E. Gunn, Ernest M. Kenyon, Eric Frank Russell, P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by Emsh. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. OCTOBER 1955. VOLUME LVI, NUMBER 2.
Street & Smith, New York, 1955. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas and Rogers. Contents: The Short Life by Francis Donovan; New Blood by James E. Gunn; Security by Ernest M. Kenyon; Design Flaw (article on hallucinations/hypnosis) ; Call Him Dead by Eric Frank Russell (Conclusion); The Editor's Page; In Times To Come; The Analytical Laboratory; The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller, Brass Tacks. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear; light rubbing, crease and small date stamp on rear cover; archival tape repair at bottom of front hinge. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
5 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (H. Beam Piper, M.C. Pease, Stanley Mullen, Algis Budrys, James Blish, John W. Campbell, Jr., P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by Freas. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. FEBRUARY 1957. VOLUME LVIII, NUMBER 6.
Street & Smith, New York, 1957. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas and van Dongen. Contents: Omnilingual by H. Beam Piper; Unlucky Chance by M.C. Pease; The Man With the Corkscrew Mind by Stanley Mullen; The War Is Over by Algis B udrys; Get Out of My Sky by James Blish (Conclusion); Unprovable Speculation (article) by John W. Campbell, Jr.; The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; The Analytical Laboratory; The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller, Brass Tacks. Interior - very light browning to pages, tiny tear to top corner of pages 133-142, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, light rubbing on rear cover. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
6 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Isaac Asimov, Lester del Rey, Robert Silverberg, Algis Budrys, David Gordon, P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by Freas. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. JULY 1957. VOLUME LIX, NUMBER 5.
Street & Smith, New York, 1957. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas. Contents: Profession by Isaac Asimov; Divine Right by Lester del Rey; Run of the Mill by Robert Silverberg; Hot Potato by Algis Budrys; The Best Policy by David Gordon; The Sea Urchin and We (article) by Isaac Asimov; The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; The Analytical Laboratory, The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller, Brass Tacks. Interior - light browning to pages, last two pages have corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, small corner creases, light rubbing on rear cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Poul Anderson, R.R. Merliss, Everett B. Cole, Lee Correy, Donald Kingsbury; P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by Freas. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. APRIL 1955. VOLUME LV, NUMBER 2.
Street & Smith, New York, 1955. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas, Riley, Solo and van Dongen. Contents: The Long Way Home by Poul Anderson (Part One of Four Parts); The Stutterer by R.R. Merliss; The Players by Everett B. Cole; The Plains of San Augustine by Lee Correy; The Right to Breed (article on population control) by Donald Kingsbury; The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; The Analytical Laboratory; The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller; Brass Tacks. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, light rubbing. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Raymond F. Jones, Randall Garrett, Lou Tabakow, Mack Reynolds, Fredric Brown, Robert Sheckley, David Fox, Isaac Asimov, P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by Welker. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. DECEMBER 1952. VOL. L, NO. 4.
Street & Smith, New York, 1952. 
170 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Orban, Pawelka and van Dongen. Contents: Noise Level by Raymond F. Jones; Pest by Randall Garrett and Lou Tabakow; Me and Flapjack and the Martians by Mack Reynolds and Fredric Brown; The Impacted Man by Robert Sheckley; The Tiniest Time Traveler (article) by David Fox; The Currents of Space by Isaac Asimov (Conclusion); The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller; Brass Tacks. Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, small soft creases on front cover, light rubbing on rear cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
9 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Robert Heinlein, David Gordon, Eric Frank Russell, Dean C. Ing, Walter L. Kleine, Milton A. Rothman, P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by van Dongen. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. SEPTEMBER 1957. VOLUME LX, NUMBER 1.
Street & Smith, New York, 1957. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas and van Dongen. Contents: Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Heinlein (Part One of Four Parts); Look Out! Duck! by David Gordon; Into Your Tent I'll Creep by Eric Frank Russell; Red Rover by Dean C. Ing; The Devil, You Say? by Walter L. Kleine; Fusion for Power (article) by Milton A. Rothman; The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; The Analytical Laboratory, The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller, Brass Tacks. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, corner crease at bottom of front cover, archival tape repairs to bottom of hinges, light rubbing on rear cover. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLES OF SARATOGA., Elting, John R.  Foreword by Anthony Wayne Tommell and Michael Phillips.
10 Elting, John R. Foreword by Anthony Wayne Tommell and Michael Phillips. THE BATTLES OF SARATOGA.
Philip Freneau, Monmouth Beach, NJ, 1977. 
96 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and image of soldier on front board) - no dust jacket. Errata slip tipped in at rear. B&w maps/battle plans. "Historians and students of the Burgoyne Cam paigns have, for over 125 years, referred to the Battles of Saratoga as the most decisive series of engagements of the American Revolution....Yet, with all its acknowledged importance, the campaign remains one of the least accurately portr a y e d a n d m ost poorly researched in American history....To do battle with (the) myriad of myths, inaccuracies, and misinterpretations, Colonel John R. Elting brings an impressive arsenal of professional historical skills and background knowle dg e. .. .i t i s no t s urprising that his analysis of the practical problems of campaigning and logistics in the Northern Department is masterful. Supply and transportation problems played a major role in Burgoyne's defeat. By using 'Mad Johnn y' M'A lpi ne' s 'Na rr ati ve ' - extensively yet critically and in balance with a number of other primary sources - these problems are brought into proper perspective...(Colonel Elting dissects) the role of the British artillery on Sugar Loaf Hil l ( Moun t De fian ce ) in th e ev acu atio n of Fort Ticonderoga, the effect of the death of Jane McCrea on the mustering of the American militia against Burgoyne, and the tactical importance of the terrain west of the American fortified lines nea r th e Nei lson Farm. ( He) b ring s new pri mary source material to bear upon the investigation of the Burgoyne Campaign. 'A Military Journal' - thought to be written by Richard Pope (an officer of the 47th Regiment of Foot) and the 'Memoirs' o f E. Schuel er vo n Send en ( a Brun swick offic er of the Regiment von Specht) add fresh and valuable information." From the Foreword. Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown. Very Good+ 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
11 McBurney, Margaret and Byers, Mary. HOMESTEADS: EARLY BUILDINGS AND FAMILIES FROM KINGSTON TO TORONTO.
Toronto University of Toronto 1979 0802023576 / 9780802023575 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Hugh Robertson, photographs. 
282 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "(The authors) spent two years following the old highways between Kingston and Toronto, searching for outstanding pre-Confederation buildings of each district along the routes. They have talked to residents and local historians, probed into township records and old memoirs, sifted the wealth of the Ontario Archives, in order to trace the history not only of the buildings, but of the families who built them and lived or met in them. The result is a loving account, illustrated with more than 150 photographs by Hugh Robertson, one of Canada's finest architectural photographers." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small tears archivally taped, tiny chip at top of flap-folds, minor rubbing; slight toning to spine, flap-folds and top edge of flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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