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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
 
 
ENGLAND-BY-THE-SEA: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO.  (ENGLAND BY THE SEA.), Gundrey, Elizabeth.  Foreword by Michael Montague.
2 Gundrey, Elizabeth. Foreword by Michael Montague. ENGLAND-BY-THE-SEA: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO. (ENGLAND BY THE SEA.)
Severn Huse, London, 1982. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0727820168 B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Roman forts: invaders and invaded; Castles of the Middle Ages; Tudor and Stuart defences; 19th-century fortificatio ns; Historic buildings: palatial and workaday; Historic ships: great and small; Emigrants and refugees; Smugglers through the centuries; Shipwrecks and marine archaeology; Coastal churches; Museums of maritime interest; Seaside resorts: tradi t i o n a l style; Piers for pleasure; Sailing, marinas and races; Boat-trips; Maritime ceremonies; Sand and shingle beaches to explore; Cliffs and rocks: the dramatic coast; Beachcombing among rocks and pools; Fossils for the finding; Coastal walk s wi th a v ie w ; The coast by bus; Islands accessible from the shore; Birds of beach and cliff; Fish from English waters; Lighthouses: beacons of the the night; Life-saving: coastguards and volunteers; Lifeboats and lifeboatmen; The Navy on view ; Com mer cia l p ort s at work; Fishermen today; A taste of England-by-the-sea; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny dint and one slight line indentation on rear board. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Line in de ntat ion acro ss r ear pa nel, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DREAMQUESTS:  THE ART OF DON MAITZ., Maitz, Don, foreword.  Introduction by Raymond E. Feist.  Afterword by Janny Wurts.
3 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
 
 
WEST COUNTRY PIRATES AND BUCCANEERS., Norris, Gerald.
4 Norris, Gerald. WEST COUNTRY PIRATES AND BUCCANEERS.
Dovecote, Stanbridge, Wimborne, Dorset, 1990. 
133 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0946159866 B&w illustrations, maps. "With few exceptions, England's most celebrated pirates first put to sea from the creeks and harbours of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Avon. Men like Blac kbeard of Bristol, whose whiskered face 'frightened America more than any Comet!'; the successive buccaneers who turned Lundy Island into a pirate stronghold; Harry Pay, whose annual return to his home port of Poole with enough brandy and w i n e f o r t he entire town left few sober; the great William Dampier, the only pirate whose portrait hangs in the National Portrait Gallery; and Captain Every, 'King of the Pirates', whose fortune was so immense he offered to pay of the National D eb t i n re tu r n for a Royal Pardon. Then there were the women: the blue-blooded Lady Killigrew of Falmouth, and Maria Cobham of Plymouth, who wore buckskin breeches and was as skilled with a dagger as she was with her brace of pistols." Inte rio r - c le an an d t ig ht with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at bottom corner of covers, very small crease at top corner of front cover, very small bump at top of spine, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Pringle, David, ed. Terry Pratchett, foreword. THE ULTIMATE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASY: THE DEFINITIVE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE.
Woodstock, New York Overlook 1998 0879519371 / 9780879519377 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Color and b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Types of Fantasy; Fantasy Cinema; Television Fantasy; Who's Who of Fantasy; A-Z of Fantasy Characters & Entities; Fantasy Games; Fantasy Worlds; Fantasy Magazines; Glossary; Index. "(A)n extensive survey of the whole genre." Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edgwear at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Read, Piers Paul. THE TEMPLARS.
Phoenix, London, 2001, 17th printing. 
350 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0753810875 B&w and colour plates, b&w maps. "A source of enduring contemporary curiosity, the Knight of the Temple of Solomon were an order of warrior monks first founded to protect pilgrims to the Holy Land fro m infidel attack. Piers Paul Read reveal the Templars - in their white tunics with red crosses over chainmail - as the first uniformed standing army in the western world, as well as pioneers of international banking. He examines their fall a t t h e hands of a greedy French king, who extracted confessions of heresy and immorality by torture. And the extraordinary Middle Ages, with their blend of high religious fervour and unusual cruelty, are brought startlingly to the page." Interi or - cl ea n and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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