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1 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Beardslee, William A.; Cobb, John B.; Lull, David J.; Pregeant, Russel; Weeden, Theodore J.; Woodbridge, Barry A. BIBLICAL PREACHING ON THE DEATH OF JESUS.
Nashville Abingdon Press 1989 0687034469 / 9780687034468 Soft Cover Very Good 
240 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). "By probing the accounts of Jesus' death in the Gospel of Mark and in Paul's letters, (this book) uncovers a vision of divine power and justice that calls us to become partners in God's struggle to overcome suffering and injustice in the world. In the cross, the authors demonstrate, we as Christians are given a symbol of both weakness and defeat and of power and victory. This symbol is a magnificent reminder of the redemption and transformation of lives and situations through Christ's identification with suffering." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light front hinge creases, spine flat with one crease. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
3 Blanck, Jacob, compiler. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. VOLUME THREE (3): EDWARD EGGLESTON TO BRET HARTE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1977 0300003129 / 9780300003123 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
(xxiv), 482 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Plain brown paper dust jacket with two cut-outs revealing title and volume number. Contents: Authors in Volume Three; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. Very light wrinkling at top of spine, light bump at bottom of spine, three very small corner bumps, small tear and tiny chip at bottom edge of first three page leaves - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small & tiny tears archivally taped, a few tiny chips. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
4 Boucher, Anthony, ed. (Poul Anderson, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert S. Richardson, Isaac Asimov, Charles Beaumont, Randall Garrett, Saki, Bird Ferguson, Gordon R. Dickson, P.G. Wodehouse, Anthony Boucher, Theodore Sturgeon.) Cover art by Chesley Boneste THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. VOLUME 9, NO. 6. DECEMBER 1955.
Fantasy House, Concord, N.H., 1955. 
127 pp, soft cover (digest size). Contents: Delenda Est by Poul Anderson; Mellonta Tauta by Edgar Allan Poe; The Day After We Land on Mars by Robert S. Richardson; Dreaming Is a Private Thing by Isaac Asimov; The Science Screen (department) by Charles Beaumont; Blaze of Glory (verse) by Randall Garrett; The Hedgehog by Saki; Interview (verse) by Bird Ferguson; Of the People by Gordon R. Dickson; Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo by P.G. Wodehouse; Recommended Reading (a note) by Anthony Boucher; The [Widget], the [Wadget], and Boff (second of two parts) by Theodore Sturgeon; Index. Interior - very light browning to pages, crease to top corner of pages 77-82, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light rubbing, tiny closed tear (archivally taped) on front cover with soft crease, tiny corner piece missing on rear cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK., Bremmer, Francis, Editor.
5 Bremmer, Francis, Editor. SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK.
Amherst, Wisconsin Palmer Publications 1965 Soft Cover Very Good- Roy Scarfo, Paul Rossi, et al. 
111 pp, 12" H. Color photographs, drawings, b&w drawings, diagrams. Opens with a dedication and photograph of President Kennedy, followed by a sequence of color illustrations of spacecraft of the period. Text "Nuclear Rocket Spacecraft for Manned Exploration of Mars" is followed by b&w drawings. "The Astronauts" section begins with a color group shot of "The Mercury Seven", followed by full page color head shots of each astronaut. Next is "The Nine" (group shot / head shots) and "The Fourteen" (group shot / head shots). "Space Launchings From October, 1957 through December, 1964" (Source: Goddard Space Center) lists information under the headings: Object / Code Name / Catalogue Number / Source (primarily US, USSR) / Launch / Nodal Period / Inclination / Apogee Km. / Perigee Km. / Decay. "Weather Satellite Record" gives information under the headings: Satellite / Launch Date / Lifetime / Inclination / Pictures Taken. "Major NASA Milestones" follows, covering 1959 to 1964. A thirteen page section on "Launch Vehicles" gives technical data and a scale drawing of each of the major launch vehicles used for the United States' Space Effort. The next section covers 14 'noteworthy' U.S. Satellites, with technical data for all 14 and illustrations for 13 (there is no drawing of the San Marco). An Appedix provides information on some of the illustrations and brief biographical details for the astronauts. Interior - slight cracking of spine between pages 30/31, but pages holding firmly, small light stain in caption of picture on page 41, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - 1 1/2" dia area of light waviness on rear cover - migrates back into pages to approx. page 85 (my have been caused by slight dampness, but no watermarks), a 3" x 1" area of tiny light foxing marks on front cover, slight browning at top edge of both covers, minor soiling on covers, light bump at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom corner of both covers 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
6 Bruni, Stephen T. / Wyeth, Betsy James / Wolff, Theodore F. / Crosman, Christopher. Foreword: David Michaelis. Introduction: Susan C. Larsen. WONDROUS STRANGE: THE WYETH TRADITION - HOWARD PYLE, N.C. WYETH, ANDREW WYETH, JAMES WYETH.
Boston Bulfinch Press 1998 0821225375 / 9780821225370 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- Howad Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth. 
168 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Swashbuckling, romantic, mysterious, fantastical - all these words can be used to describe the art in this splendid book of 'wondrous strange' paintings by four great American artists. Conceived and entitled by Betsy James Wyeth, (it) focuses on an aspect of American realism that stems from the great turn-of-the-century illustrator Howard Pyle and continues in the work of his student N.C. Wyeth, N.C.'s son Andrew Wyeth, and his grandson Jamie Wyeth. The thread that links the four artists is an imaginative, often disquieting, dreamlike imagery - 'the incarnation of the fantastic in everyday reality'. The colourful paintings - thirty by each artist - are brimming with madness, mystery, high emotion, and drama. As Susan Larsen notes in the introduction, this book 'is full of literary flights of fancy, exotic adventures, spiritual journeys, romantic encounters, and children's fables played out on the stage of ordinary life'. Other insightful essays examine the relationships among Pyle and the Wyeths, suggesting how illustration and the fine arts intersect in their work. (This) is an enchanting collection of art by America's most famous family of artists." Small bump at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has come light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and front hinge color. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIAN PERSPECTIVE., Bull, Theodore, editor.
7 Bull, Theodore, editor. RHODESIAN PERSPECTIVE.
London Michael Joseph 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, fold-out map showing land apportionment in 1965. "The first and major portion of this book consists of a factual account of some of the more important political, social and economic developments in Britain's colony of Southern Rhodesia from the time of the first European occupation to the present day. It draws on historical records, official reports and government statements to explain what the Land Apportionment Act is, why it was introduced, and what its practical effects are; to examine local government, the educational systems, and economic development in urban and rural areas; to analyse the effect which some of the past and present legislation has on the living and working conditions of black and white Rhodesians; and, in the process, to illustrate the political attitudes of Europeans and Africans, and the separate development of the racial communities. (It) collates much of the kind of factual material which used to appear regularly in the Salisbury journal, the 'Central African Examiner', before it ceased publication. UDI and the censorship imposed under the Emergency regulations in November, 1965, resulted in the 'Examiner's' December issue being heavily cut - about half the material submitted for censorship was banned. The journal's publishing company launched a court case to challenge the legality of censorship and so, by implication, of the Rhodesian regime, but this was unsuccessful and the December 1965 issue was therefore (its) last. The factual material in this book was prepared by former contributors to the 'Examiner' and edited by Theodore Bull, the sponsor and former editor of the journal. His own personal assessment of British policy on Rhodesia, before and since UDI, and the likely outcome of the present deadlock, forms the second part of the book. His conclusions are controversial, and readers of widely differing political views could be equally shocked by them, but they may stimulate a healthy reassessment of attitude towards the whole unhappy Rhodesian situation." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper; slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, slight browning on spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 24.00 USD
 
 
ACROSS THE BUSY YEARS: RECOLLECTIONS AND REFLECTIONS.  2 VOLUME SET + ADDITIONAL MATERIAL RELATING TO MR. BUTLER AND HIS RUN FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION., Butler, Nicholas Murray.
8 Butler, Nicholas Murray. ACROSS THE BUSY YEARS: RECOLLECTIONS AND REFLECTIONS. 2 VOLUME SET + ADDITIONAL MATERIAL RELATING TO MR. BUTLER AND HIS RUN FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1939 Hard Cover Very Good- Good Inscribed By Author
2 volume set, 9 1/4" H, dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spines and front boards, plus collection of newspaper clipping, letters, etc. Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947) was president of Columbia University for 43 years, president of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and a candidate for the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Volume I - 1939, NOT a first edition (lacks the "A" on the copyright page), but is inscribed: "This copy is for / George C. Atkins, '02 / with cordial greeting / Nicholas Murray Butler / November 2, 1939". 451 pp, b&w illustrations. Contents: Apologia; Background of Inheritance; Paterson: Home and School Days; Undergraduate Days at Columbia; The Years of Graduate Study; A Voyage of Discovery; Building a University; Founding Teachers College; Some Fortunate Memories; Fourteen Republican National Conventions; Behind the Scenes in Politics; On Keeping Out of Public Office; Index. Volume II - 1940, first edition (not signed or inscribed). 474 pp, b&w illustrations. Contents: West Meets Immemorial East; A Summer to Remember, 1905; International Understanding and Peace; An Episode of the Endless Adventure; When War came in 1914; There is a History in All Men's Lives (Shakespeare - King Henry IV); Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendement; American Political Problems Still Unsolved; Abraham Lincoln and His Son; That Amazing West of Ours; Companionship and Conversation; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index. The following ephemera is included with these volumes: A letter from the Alumni Federation of Columbia University to the dedicatee with information about Volume II / 3 newspaper clippings on the death of Dr. Butler / front page of New York Times Book Review, September 24, 1939 with photo of Dr. Butler and review of book (review apparently continued on later page, but that is not included), plus an additional newspaper clipping about him from the New York Times of April 2, 1942 / a pamphlet: "William McKinley - and Twenty Years After" by Nicholas Murray Butler, given at the Tippecanoe Club of Cleveland, Ohio, January 29, 1920 - 13 pp, 9" H. / Broadsheet entitled "The Abdication of Democracy - Extension of Remarks of Hon. Jospeh C. O'Mahoney of Wyoming in the Senate of the United States, Tuesday, June 7, 1938. Address by Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia University / a collection of letters, flyers, etc. concerning Dr. Butler's run for the Republican nomination for President, including "Butler on Republicanism" (hand card), "Nicholas Murray Butler, Candidate for the Republication Nomiantion for President of the United States from the Viewpoint of California (pamphlet -2 copies); "Wilson Failed because he was Wilson - Butler Succeeds because he is Bulter" (broadsheet) / three letters headed "For Presdient - Nicholas Murray Butler, one including a list of delegates for the state of New Jersey, and three other misc. items. Very light toning to most pages, light browning to some of the preliminary pages, moderate browning and scattered foxing marks on endpapers - a little more in volume I, moderate browning to top and fore-edge of text blocks, very small stain on top of text block of volume I and a tiny stain on the bottom of the text block, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text blocks, minor edge wear to boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine of volume I, slight lean to volume I, slight small bump to bottom corners of volume I. Dust jackets have light to moderate browning/scattered foxing on inside, moderate edge wear/wrinkling; a few small chips, and tears/creases; a few small light water stains; light soiling/rubbing; volume I has a few small and tiny scuffs as well as a light 2" scratch; both jackets are protected in mylar sleeves. Some Ephemera has light edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, a batch has rusty paper clip stains, most have fold marks, newspaper clippings have browning, one pamphlet has rusty staples/stains, envelope has pencil notations. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
9 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
 
 
10 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
 
 
THE MONGOLS: A HISTORY., Curtin, Jeremiah.  Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt.
11 Curtin, Jeremiah. Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt. THE MONGOLS: A HISTORY.
Combined Books, (Conshohocken, PA, 1996), reprint. 
426 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" h), soft cover. Originally published in 1908. "Curtin's narrative provides exhaustive detail on the clans, feuds, battles, and conquests of the Mongol era. Every aspect of Mongol intrigue, logistics, planning and tactics is covered, along with many incidents illustrating their cunning, cruelty and ingenuity. Full coverage is given of the Mogols in China, India and the Middle East. Of particular interest is the detailed account of the Mongols' relationship wit h the Crusaders, and how their appearance upset the balance of power between Christendom and Islam. Perhaps the most dramatic aspect of the Mongols' career in the Middle East was their lengthy rivalry with the Assassins' cult. A detailed and colorful account of the Assassins' evolution and doctrine is given, and the description of a long and murderous conflict that has a curiosly modern ring to it. A comprehensive and highly descriptive index serves as a valuable guide to the numerous individuals, places and events discussed." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - corner crease on rear cover - migrates into last few pages. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
12 Dickson, Lovat. THE MUSEUM MAKERS: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM.
Toronto Royal Ontario Museum 1986 0888543263 / 9780888543264 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine 
214 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Mummies, dinosaurs, Persian textiles, exotic fishes, European bronzes, fossils, early Canadian furniture, artifacts of the Native peoples of Canada, rare Chinese ceramics, and a Ming tomb with its guardian figures - all these and much more are to be found in the galleries of the Royal Ontario Museum. (This book) gives a vivid account of the origins and growth of this impressive institution, which each year touches the lives of hundreds of thousands, from researchers to school classes thronging the galleries, to senior citizens involved in special programs. (The author) uses a biographical framework for the story of this exciting institution. First on the scene are the founders, such memorable figures as Sir Edmund Walker and Charles Trick Currelly. Then come the early directors, curators, and technicians, whose research and discoveries in every branch of the natural sciences and art and archaeology contributed to the Royal Ontario Museum's growing international reputation. In the aftermath of World War II a new generation of museum men and women took up the challenge of keeping the Royal Ontario Musuem one of the last combined science and art and archaeology musuems of first rank in the world. The unfolding story, with accomplishements, stresses, and strains interwoven, is captivating." One tiny corner bump, tiny bump at top/bottom of spine, tiny dent on front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
13 Ferman, Edward L. and Mills, Robert P. eds. (Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester, Larry Niven, Philip MacDonald, Robert Bloch, Theodore Sturgeon, Will Stanton, Charles Runyon, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Frtiz Leiber, Gahan Wilson, Richard Matheson, et al TWENTY YEARS OF THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1970). 
264 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "...twenty stories which appeared in the magazine during its first two decades - stories with a wide range of mood and technique, but all meeting a consistent standard of excellence. The stars of SF are here - Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov...Fritz Leiber, Theodore Sturgeon, Robert Bloch, Alfred Bester, Philip K. Dick - along with memorably individual stories by writers less famous. Carefully avoiding the overanthologized story, the editors have made a fresh selection which will be a delight to all readers of imaginative fiction." Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light browning, light edge wear/wrinkling/soiling, a few tiny scuffs to spine. VG/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, Allan W. Miller, Vernon J. Glover, Steve Patterson, Ron Flanary, Greg Palumbo, Theodore Shrady, Arthur M. Waldrop, James D. Porterfield, A. W. Somerville, Robert A. Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 10. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1998.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1998 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
122 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Rare Pleasures; A Moo-ving Experience in Lionelville (Operating Milk Car); Narrow Tracks and "Slow Time"; Trainmastering the Narrow Gauge; Kentucky Racehorses; Artist Bern Hill; What on Earth Is a Perishable Diversion Clerk?; Classic Railroad Stories; Departments: Operator's Desk (Colorado-New Mexico narrow gauge); Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables: 1957 (Boston & Maine's logo); Executive Suite (UP's Kenefick on the "Yellow Peril"); Unforgettable Railroad Days (hand and lantern signals); Railroad Collectibles (playing cards); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, Louis A. Marre, Ken Kraemer, Theodore Shrady, Fred Matthews, Bert Pennypacker, Hal Riegger, Allan W. Miller, Michael Zega, James D. Porterfield, Harold Titus, Robert Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 16. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1999.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1999 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
122 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Rare Pleasures (Black Butte); Vintage-Era Highlights; FTs at Milepost 60; Penn Central Days on the Fallbrook; Subzero Canadian Steam; Photo Album; The Red Cars Recalled (Pacific Electric); Reading's Metamorphic Atlantics; Interview with Alfred Langley, NP Engineer; Toy Train Memories: Yesterday and Tomorow; Kuhler: Etcher and Illustrator; Departments: Operator's Desk; Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall (running an Alco PA-1; riding the M&StL.); Classic Railroad Stories ("No Gift of Gab" by Harold Titus); Unforgettable Railroad Days (snowstorm of 1967); Railroad Collectibles (ticket punches); Vintage Marketplace (calendars & narrow gauge videos); Swap Meet; Terminal Ad. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover, one small soft corner crease on both covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
16 Hale, Elizabeth; Berger, M. Yves; Wallis, Helen, Dr.; Pelletier, Monique. Preface by Mrs. David M. Stewart. THE DISCOVERY OF THE WORLD. MAPS OF THE EARTH AND THE COSMOS FROM THE DAVID M. STEWART COLLECTION.
Montreal David M. Stewart Museum 1985 096909518x / 9780969095187 First Edition Soft Cover with Self Flaps Very Good 
87 pp, 10 1/2" H. Colour and b&w reproductions, colour map pasted on front cover. Contents: Preface; In Praise of Cartography; Map-Making and Geography. Traced in the David M. Stewart Collection; French Cartographers of the 17th and 18th Centuries; Bibliography; Index of Cartographers. Interior - soft small bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small doft bump at top corner of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Heinlein, Robert. (also includes Damon Knight, Miriam Allen deFord, Theodore Sturgeon, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Bloch, Avram Davidson, John Christopher, Gordon R. Dickson, Robert F. Young, Idris Seabright, Isaac Asimov, Theodore R. Cogswell, et al. THE DOOR INTO SUMMER. (THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THIS NOVEL. IN 3 NUMBERS OF THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. VOLUME 11, NO.s 4, 5 & 6. OCTOBER, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 1956.
Fantasy House, Concord, N.H., 1956, first appearance - preceding publication in book format. 
127 pp, 128 pp, 128 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps - digest size). The first appearance of a new Robert A. Heinlein novel - the first printing in book format was by Doubleday in 1957. Cover art by Kelly Freas. October Contents: THE DOOR INTO SUMMER (first of three parts) by Robert A. Heinlein; I Don't Mind by Ron Smith; The Monster Show by Charles Beaumont; Anything Box by Zenna Henderson; The Decline and Fall of the Bug-eyed Monster (article) by John Christopher; Try This for Psis by Robert Bloch; Mr. Guthrie's Cold War by Jay Williams; Recommended Reading (department) by Anthony Boucher; Tea from Chirop Terra by Winona McClintic; King's Evil by Avram Davidson; Sonnets in a Moonship (verse) by Starr Nelson. November Contents: THE DOOR INTO SUMMER (second of three parts) by Robert A. Heinlein; Lullaby for a Changeling (verse) by Doris P. Buck; Flying Pan by Robert F. Young; The Truth of the Matter (article) by G. Harry Stine; Zeepsday by Gordon R. Dickson; Recommended Reading (department) by Anthony Boucher; The Hero Comes by Idris Seabright; Gimmicks Three: A Triptych - The Brazen Locked Room by Isaac Asimov; Time Trammel by Miriam Allen deFord; Impact with the Devil by Theodore R. Cogswell. December Contents: Stranger Station by Damon Knight; First Lesson by Mildred Clingerman; Full Circle (verse) by Dorothy Cowles Pinkney; THE DOOR INTO SUMMER (conclusion) by Robert A. Heinlein; Gandolphus by Anthony Boucher; The Red W agon by Jane Roberts; The Science Screen (department) by Charles Beaumont; The Apothesis of Kiby Miriam Allen deFord; Venture to the Moon - I. The Starting Line & II Robin Hood, F.R.S. by Arthur C. Clarke; Recommended Reading (department ) by the editor; And Now the News... by Theodore Sturgeon; Index to Volume XI. Interiors - small tear on first page at bottom staple, small closed tear (archivally taped) at bottom of page 55/56, otherwise clean (no rusting to staples ) and tight with no previous owner ship marks. Exteriors - very l ight edge wear to covers - a little heavier at top/bottom of spine, top corner of October issue has light crease through book, soft small crease to bottom corner of front cover of December issue with migration into approx. first 60 pages, spines flat and uncreased. Scan of Nov. attached - scans of other two books available upon request. VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN GUN:  A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS., Kyle, Chris.  With William Doyle.  Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice.  Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle.
18 Kyle, Chris. With William Doyle. Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice. Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle. AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS.
New York William Morrow 2013 0062242717 / 9780062242716 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Drawing on his unmatched firearms knowledge and combat experience, Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell (American history): the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt. 45 revolver, Winchester rifle, Springfield 1903 rifle, Thompson submachine gun, 1911 pistol, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. Through them, he revisits thrilling turning points in American history, including the single sniper shot that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettsyburg, the 'gun that won the West', and the weapons that gave U.S. soldiers an edge in the world wars and beyond. This is also the story of how firearms innovation, creativity, and industrial genius has constantly pushed American history - and power - forward." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DR. SEUSS.  TWAYNE'S UNITED STATES AUTHORS SERIES - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE., MacDonald, Ruth K.  (Dr. Seuss / Theodore Geisel.)
19 MacDonald, Ruth K. (Dr. Seuss / Theodore Geisel.) DR. SEUSS. TWAYNE'S UNITED STATES AUTHORS SERIES - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.
Boston Twayne 1988 0805775242 / 9780805775242 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
186 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "(T)he first full-length critical examination of this acclaimed author/illustrator's work. In her thoughtful, concise study, Ruth K. MacDonald argues that Dr. Seuss has earned his place as the most popular author/illustrator for children in America because of his unique ability to write stories of high quality while working within the restrictive format of the easy reader, a story told in simple words and sentences that maintains the interest of children just learning to read. MacDonald believes that Dr. Seuss's work, which has until now remained largely ignored as literature because of its mass appeal, not only celebrates the particularly American trait of individuality, but also challenges the limits and conventions of children's literature. In her chronological survey of his work and her investigation of his influence upon other authors and illustrators, MacDonald shows that it is his genius, not clever marketing techniques, that has led to Dr. Seuss's marvelous and longstanding popularity - a chronology, and selected bibliography are included." Area of light soiling on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor edge/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
BY THE LIGHT OF THE GLOW-WORM LAMP:  THREE CENTURIES OF RELFECTIONS ON NATURE., Manguel, Alberto, ed. (Charles Darwin, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, Thomas Belt, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Priscilla Wakefield, John James Audubon, Philip Henry Gosse, Grant Allen, Charles Hall, Charles Abbot, Herman Melville, Annie Dillard, et a
20 Manguel, Alberto, ed. (Charles Darwin, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, Thomas Belt, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Priscilla Wakefield, John James Audubon, Philip Henry Gosse, Grant Allen, Charles Hall, Charles Abbot, Herman Melville, Annie Dillard, et a BY THE LIGHT OF THE GLOW-WORM LAMP: THREE CENTURIES OF RELFECTIONS ON NATURE.
Plenum Trade, New York, 1998, first edition. 
373 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0306459914 "(This book) represents the best of the nature-writing genre in over three dozen works from the past three centuries. Echoing the pastoral lyrics of Theocritus and Virgil, n ature writing crosses the Middle Ages and Renaissance under changing guises, and comes into its own, first during the Romantic era and then in the nineteenth century when Charles Darwin burst onto the scene. Today, the genre has been reviv e d b y a w ide and diverse group of imaginative writers - scientists, naturalists, and adventurers among them. Alberto Manguel, a great reader and literary connoisseur, serves as our guide. First outlining a 'literary' history of nature writin g, h e h as or g an ized this anthology into four sections: Landscape, Birds, Beasts, and Insects and Fish. He has included authors who did not train as scientists (D.H. Lawrence and Vladimir Nabokov). There are zoologists (John James Audubon) , c ons er vat ion i sts ( Rac hel Carson), the great classic figures (Charles Darwin and J.H. Fabre), and well-known contemporary writers (Diane Ackerman, Annie Dillard, and Barry Lopez). A cornucopia of the marvelous and the earthbound, (it) wil l ta ke i ts plac e al on gsid e t he m ore popular prose anthologies of our time." Minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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