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ENCHANTMENT'S END.  PART THE FOURTH OF THE WELLS OF YTHAN., Alexander, Marc.  Cover art by Stephen Bradbury.
1 Alexander, Marc. Cover art by Stephen Bradbury. ENCHANTMENT'S END. PART THE FOURTH OF THE WELLS OF YTHAN.
Headline, London, 1992, first printing. 
434 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0747238340 "A small group of ill-assorted questers have reached the end of the Pilgrim Path - the resting place of the enchanted Princess Livia, rightful heir to the Empty Throne. But before she can be woken fr om her hundred years' slumber they must carry her to the fabled Wells of Ythan to bathe in the magical waters which will restore her to consciousness. Also travelling to the Wells is the Regent who rules in her stead - a mercilessly ambiti o u s m a n i nfected with a great evil - the poisoned bite of a homunculus threatens his life and sanity. His only hope of a cure for the creeping decay which afflicts his flesh lies in the very same Well water which, when it wakens Livia, will th re at e n hi s h ar dwon position of power. The Wells will accept all who come with faith in their efficacy - good and evil alike. And Livia's fight for Ythan begins in earnest once the ancient Mage Ysldon has dispensed his mythical panacea.... " Int eri or - sl ig ht cu rl at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, slight curl at top corners of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
2 Bradbury, Ray. RAY BRADBURY'S THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES ADVENTURE GAME. (For Macintosh)
Byron Preiss Mutimedia, N.P., 1995. 
CD-Rom in Pictorial box. "Journey to Mars, the mysterious red planet, to embark on an urgent mission that could influence the future of the Earth or cost you your life. Explore the Martian city to uncover the secrets of the mysterious extinction of the Martians and the settlers from Earth. Rumors abound of sightings of Martians and of a potent Martian object that could have a major effect on Earth. But do the Martians still exist? Or are they just illusions? Find the key in the lost Martian archives and unlock the secrets of a lost world! * High resolution 3-D graphic adventure game with fully-animated characters and original music score! * Includes free Martian Chronicle hints and tips for all levels of players ! * Includes direct link to Martian Chronicles World Wide Web Hints and Tips site!" System requirements: Any Macintosh or Power Macintosh with a 68030/25 Mhz or better processor; 13" or larger color monitor (256 colors with 640 x 480 resolution); 8 MB RAM; Macintosh-compatible double speed CD-ROM drive or faster; System 7.0 or later; Quicktime 2.1 or later (included on this disc); Indeo video (include on this disc). Box and CD-ROM have been opened but disc has not been used . Box has light edge wear/rubbing, and some light creasing. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Bradbury, Ray. THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT AND OTHER PLAYS FOR TODAY, TOMORROW, AND BEYOND TOMORROW. THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT; THE VELDT; AND, TO THE CHICAGO ABYSS. (ICECREAM.)
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, (1973), Ist British edition. 
161 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. A collection of three plays. "In the title play, six out-of-luck Mexican dudes buy an all-purpose ice cream suit that brings out the best - the very best - in all of them. In 'The Veldt', two doting parents provide a fantasy playroom that makes their children's dreams come true. 'To the Chicago Abyss' is set in the bleakness of the future, as an old man remembers the little pleasures of yesterday." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped but has small price sticker over clip showing price in U.K. Pounds, light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny closed tear at top of front panel, very small area of scuffing at bottom edge of front cover - now protected in mylar sleeve. Scan available on request. VG/VG 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
4 Currey, L.W. With David G. Hartwell. SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY AUTHORS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FIRST PRINTINGS OF THEIR FICTION AND SELECTED NONFICTION.
Boston G.K. Hall 1979 0816182426 / 9780816182428 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
571 pp, 10 1/4" H. Brick-coloured cloth printed in black with gold lines. No dust jacket - as issued. Contents: Pseudonyms; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Listings in Alphabetical Order. Dampness mark at bottom corner of approx. pages 450 to end of book, small bump at top corner of both boards, 2" light scratch on front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, small light liquid stain on top of text block and at bottom corner of fore-edge of text block, very light browning to top of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
5 Folio Society. (Michael Wood, Chapman Pincher, Sue Bradbury, Simon Goldhill.) FOLIO. WINTER 1998.
Folio Society, London, 1998. 
32 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial; In Search of Lost Time (journey to Mesopotamia); The Second Oldest Profession (writers and spies); The Cockney Alphabet; Knowing Homer (legacy of the Odyssey myth); Keats-Shelley Memorial Prize 1999. Interior - cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny curl to top/bottom corners of book. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
6 Goldberg, Lee, et al. SCIENCE FICTION FILMMAKING IN THE 1980s: INTERVIEWS WITH ACTORS, DIRECTORS, PRODUCERS AND WRITERS.
McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, (1995). 
267 pp, large 8vo, hard cover (no dj as issued). "Each chapter covers an individual movie, often from several perspectives, and is preceded by an introduction that puts the film and interview in historical context. It is our sincere hope that thes e articles will help create a better understanding of this turbulent and exciting decade in the history of science fiction filmmaking." Movies covered: Aliens, Blade Runner, Blue Thunder, Cocoon, Dune, Enemy Mine, The Mad Max Movies, Return of t h e Jedi, Robocop, The Star Trek Movies, 2010, War Games. Near Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DREAMQUESTS:  THE ART OF DON MAITZ., Maitz, Don, foreword.  Introduction by Raymond E. Feist.  Afterword by Janny Wurts.
7 Maitz, Don, foreword. Introduction by Raymond E. Feist. Afterword by Janny Wurts. DREAMQUESTS: THE ART OF DON MAITZ.
Novato, California Underwood-Miller 1993 0887331750 / 9780887331756 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Don Maitz. 
98 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color. "Since his professinal debut nearly 20 years ago, artist Don Maitz has been giving form to the fantastic in a way that has won him widespread recognition by both his professional peers and an enthusiastic public. Following up on the success of 'First Maitz', this volume is a lavishly produced collection of some of Maitz's most popular works, as well as some never-before-published paintings. Exhibiting a fanatical attention to detail, the paintings apply surrealist technique to surreal situations. Maitz likes to mix modern imagery with medieval icons and his pictures frequently display a keen sense of wit. (He) has designed more than 250 book covers for some of today's leading authors of cutting-edge science fiction, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Piers Anthony, Stephen King, Raymond E. Feist, C.J. Cherryh, Janny Wurts and Gene Wolfe. His visceral and adventurous visions have also attracted commercial clients for national advertising: Eastman Kodak, NBC, and Captain Morgan Spiced Rum. (He) has received the Silver Medallion from the American Society of Illustrators, the Hugo Award and the Howard Award for Best Artist at the Sixth World Fantasy Convention." Soft crease at top corner of first few pages, slight waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE RUIN OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN ARMS RACE., McMillan, Priscilla J.
8 McMillan, Priscilla J. THE RUIN OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN ARMS RACE.
Viking, New York, 2005, first edition. 
373 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670034223 B&w photographs. "On April 12, 1954, the nation was astonished to learn that scientist J. Robert Oppeheimer faced charges of violating national security. The brilliant lead er of the Manhattan Project had been cast into disgrace overnight. Was the arrogant genius, the charismatic head of the team that had developed the atomic bomb and ended World War II, really a traitor? In this riveting narrative, (the author ) d r a w s on newly declassified documents, unpublished manuscripts, private correspondence, and decades of unique interviews with the major characters in the story to present, at long last, the truth about the downfall of America's most famous - an d f am ou sl y enigmatic - scientist. (The book) focuses a laser on those fraught years from 1949 to 1955, to chronicle the firestorm that surrounded Oppenheimer and the entire atomic enterprise in the years just after the war. These were the yea rs th at saw po wer shift from the scientist who had created the bomb, and were increasingly afraid of it, to the politicians who wanted to use it for their own purposes. A cabal of hard-line Air Force officials, anti-Communist politicians, a nd r iva l sc ien tist s ca me together to seize control of U.S. nuclear policy and build ever more deadly weapons aimed at the Soviet Union. One ambitious, relentless man - Edward Teller - used this opportunity to support his own ominous rise to a uthor ity, to p romo te th e fou nding of the Livermore laboratory as a challenge to Los Alamos, and to redirect national resources into development of the controversial hydrogen bomb. He knew that only one man had the vision and abilities to thwa rt him : the magne tic O ppenhe imer, who led a group of like-minded and farsighted liberal scientists advocating arms control. Teller found the perfect allies in Lewis Strauss - a highly partisan Republican banker and businessman, and a key figur e in th e incr easingl y poli titcize d Atom ic Energy Commission - and in William Borden, a young congressional assistant. One breathtakingly beautiful Washington spring, in secret hearings in a rundown building off the Mall, as the nation's gaze was focu sed on the Army -McCart hy heari ngs, St rauss, Borden and Teller sprang their trap." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A PASSION FOR BOOKS:  A BOOK LOVER'S TREASURY OF STORIES, ESSAYS, HUMOR, LORE, AND LISTS ON COLLECTING, READING, BORROWING, LENDING, CARING FOR, AND APPRECIATING BOOKS., Rabinowitz, Harold & Kaplan, Rob, editors.  Foreword by Ray Bradbury.  Christopher Morley, Umberto Eco, Clifton Fadiman, Susan Sontag, Gustave Flaubert, Robertson Davies, A. Edward Newton, Anna Quindlen, A.S.W. Rosenbach, John Updike, Philip Roth, et al.
9 Rabinowitz, Harold & Kaplan, Rob, editors. Foreword by Ray Bradbury. Christopher Morley, Umberto Eco, Clifton Fadiman, Susan Sontag, Gustave Flaubert, Robertson Davies, A. Edward Newton, Anna Quindlen, A.S.W. Rosenbach, John Updike, Philip Roth, et al. A PASSION FOR BOOKS: A BOOK LOVER'S TREASURY OF STORIES, ESSAYS, HUMOR, LORE, AND LISTS ON COLLECTING, READING, BORROWING, LENDING, CARING FOR, AND APPRECIATING BOOKS.
New York Times Books / Random House 1999 0812931122 / 9780812931129 Soft Cover Very Good 
355 pp, 9 3/16" H. Includes: Umberto Eco's "How to Justify a Private Library," dealing with the question everyone with a sizable library is inevitably asked: "Have you read all these books?"; Anatole Broyard's "Lending Books," in which he notes, "I feel about lending a book the way most fathers feel about their daughters living with a man out of wedlock."; Gustave Flaubert's 'Bibliomania', the classic tale of a book collector so obsessed with owning a book that he is willing to kill to possess it.; A selection from Nicholas Basbanes's 'A Gentle Madness', on the innovative arrangements Samuel Pepys made to guarantee that his library would survive intact after his demise.; Robert Benchley's "Why Does Nobody Collect Me?" - in which he wonders why first editions of books by his friend Ernest Hemingway are valuable while his are not, deadpanning, "I am older than Hemingway and have written more books than he has."; George Hamlin Fitche's extraordinarily touching "Comfort Found in Good Old Books," on the solace he found in books after the death of his son.; A selection from Anna Quindlen's 'How Reading Changed My Life', in which she shares her optimistic view on the role of reading and the future of books in the computer age.; Robertson Davies's "Book Collecting," on the difference between those who collect rare books because they are valuable and those who collect them because they love books, ultimately making it clear which is "the collector who really matters."; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one very small corner crease, minor wrinkle at fore-edge of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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