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1 Adams, Robert. TRUMPETS OF WAR. HORSECLANS #16.
Scarborough, Ontario New American Library of Canada / Signet 1987 0451147154 / 9780451147158 Second Printing Very Good- Cover art by Ken Kelly. 
223 pp. "The High King Zastros and his evil witch queen had finally met their match when they'd challenged Milo Morai and his Confederation Army to battle. Yet with the menace of Zastros destroyed, the Confederation faced a still greater challenge - for in his mad campaign, Zastros had drained the very lifeblood from his kingdom of Southern Ehleenoee. Only chaos now reigned there, as bandits, killers, and bands of renegade warriors roved the land, slaughtering all who opposed them. Milo had pledged to bring peace back to this devastated realm. But could his former enemies, now become allies, be trusted to live by Confederation law in their troubled lands? Or did traitors wait to betray Milo's warriors to a terrible doom?" Interior - bookstore stamp on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, faint crease on spine, corner crease on front cover, soft crease at bottom of front hinge area. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DRAY PRESCOT:  THE KROZAIR CYCLE.  3 VOLUME SET.  THE TIDES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 12) / RENEGADES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 13) / KROZAIR OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 14)., Akers, Alan Burt (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer).  (Dray Prescot.)
2 Akers, Alan Burt (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer). (Dray Prescot.) DRAY PRESCOT: THE KROZAIR CYCLE. 3 VOLUME SET. THE TIDES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 12) / RENEGADES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 13) / KROZAIR OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 14).
New York Daw First Printings Very Good - Josh Kirby, Michael Whelan, Jack Gaughan. 
3 volume set - 7" H. 1. Dray Prescot: 12 - The Tides of Kregen, 208 pp - 1976, first printing. 2. Dray Prescot: 13 - Renegade of Kregen, 192 pp - 1976, first printing. 3. Dray Prescot: 14 - Krozair of Kregen, 223 pp - 1977, first printing. "Of all the honors that Dray Prescot, Earthman, had won during his fabulous adventures on Kregen, planet of Antares in Scorpio, none were valued by him more than his membership in the Order of the Krozairs of Zy. The Krozairs were the highest order of chivalry on that turbulent planet, dedicated men, warriors of stern conviction and unflinching hearts. Thus when the Krozairs in their hour of need called on all their far-flung members for aid, he should have come. But he did not. His return had been blocked by the anger of the mysterious Star Lords. Before Prescot could achieve redemption, he had two armies opposed to him, two warring kingdoms naming him outlaw, and only the tides of the seven moons as a weapon." Interiors - light toning to pages ans inside of covers, tiny soft bump at top corner of last few pages of volume 3, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - books are lightly cocked, light edge wear, very light creases on spines, some soft wrinkling/creasing on covers - more on front cover of volume 3, a few tiny corner creases. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DRAY PRESCOT:  THE WITCH WAR CYCLE.  5 VOLUME SET.  WEREWOLVES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 33) / WITCHES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 34) / STORM OVER VALLIA (DRAY PRESCOT: 35) / OMENS OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 36) / WARLORD OF ANTARES (DRAY PRESCOT: 37)., Akers, Alan Burt (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer).  (Dray Prescot.)
3 Akers, Alan Burt (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer). (Dray Prescot.) DRAY PRESCOT: THE WITCH WAR CYCLE. 5 VOLUME SET. WEREWOLVES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 33) / WITCHES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 34) / STORM OVER VALLIA (DRAY PRESCOT: 35) / OMENS OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 36) / WARLORD OF ANTARES (DRAY PRESCOT: 37).
New York Daw Very Good - 
5 volume set - 7" H. 1. Dray Prescot: 33 - Werewolves of Kregen, 220 pp - ISBN 0879979917 - 1985, second printing. 2. Dray Prescot: 34 - Witches of Kregen, 223 pp - ISBN 0886770327 - 1985, first printing. 3. Dray Prescot: 35 - Storm Over Vallia, 254 pp - ISBN 086770696 - 1985, second printing. 4. Dray Prescot: 36 - Omens of Kregen, 222 pp - ISBN 0886770904 - 1985, second printing. 5. Dray Prescot: 37 - Warlord of Antares, 255 pp (includes Updated Glossary of the Saga of Dray Prescot by Wm. Douglas Withers, Dept. of Mathematics, U.S. Naval Academy) - ISBN 0886772699 -1988, second printing. "Dray Prescot is an Earthman, seaman and soldier, brought across four hundred light years to a planet of Antares. The Star Lords, a race advanced beyond our ken, needed him on that world called Kregen. Now, having at last returned to his home empire, to his wife and friends, Dray was to learn that the vengeance of his defeated enemies had launched a final assault - with nine occult curses - against Vallia and all that Dray held dear." Interiors - a bookstore stamp either on inside of front cover or on first page, three books with old price in ink on first page, very light browning to inside edges of covers and to some pages. Exteriors - light edge wear, very light rubbing, one or two tiny corner creases, one book with old price sticker on rear cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
ENCHANTMENT'S END.  PART THE FOURTH OF THE WELLS OF YTHAN., Alexander, Marc.  Cover art by Stephen Bradbury.
4 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
 
 
GERMAN FAIRY TALES.  NEW SERIES., Andersen, Hans Christian.
5 Andersen, Hans Christian. GERMAN FAIRY TALES. NEW SERIES.
New York Leavitt & Allen 1871 Fair No Jacket S. Pesoa. 
380 pp + 4 pp publisher's advertisements, 7 13/16" H. Purple cloth with gilt & black decoration on spine and front board, blind stamp on rear board, blue endpapers. 6 b&w plates, including tissue-covered frontispiece. The publisher has taken liberties in titling these works of the beloved Danish author "German Fairy Tales". Contents; What the Moon Saw; The Story of the Year; She was Good for Nothing; "There is a Difference"; Every Thing in its Right Place; The Goblin and the Huskster; In a Thousand Years; The Bond of Friendship; Jack the Dullard. An Old Story told Anew; Something; Under the Willow-tree; The Beetle; What the Old Man does is Always Right; The Wind tells about Waldemar Daa and his Daughters; Ib And Christine; Ole the Tower-Keeper; The Bottle-Neck; Good Humor; A Leaf from the Sky; The Dumb Book; The Jewish Girl; The Thorny Road of Honor; The Old Gravestone; The Old Bachelor's Nightcap; The Marsh King's Daughter; The Last Dream of the Old Oak-tree. A Christmas Tale; The Bell-deep; The Puppet Showman; The Pigs; A Story from the Sand-dunes; The Bishop of Borglum and His Warriors; The Snow Man; Two Maidens; The Farmyard Cock and the Weathercock; The Pen and Inkstand; The Child in the Grave. Some areas of very light foxing on endpapers, light browning in margins of pages, one or two very small foxing marks thoughout pages, a few slight separations between page gatherings but holding firmly in binding, moderate to heavy browning to edges of text block, wrinkling and heavy wear at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate edge wear, slight curl at corners of boards, heavy sun fading to spine, top edge of rear board and rear hinge, moderate general fading to boards, four pages with a faint imprint of laid-in fern leaf, four page leaves not trimmed during manufacture, very small area of surface paper loss in top margin of frontispiece. Book is now protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
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.
6 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 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
 
 
7 Architects Adventure. (Based on the world of Jhereg by Steven Brust.) DZURLORD. A CROSSROADS ADVENTURE IN THE WORLD OF STEVEN BRUST'S JHEREG.
TOR, (New York, 1987), Ist printing. 
Unpaginated, paperback. Introduction by Steven Brust. "What you are holding is both a game and an adventure. Have you ever read a book and then told yourself you would have been able to think more clearly or seen a way out of the hero's dilemma? In a Crossroads adventure you have the opportunity to do just that. You make the key decisions. By means of a few easily followed steps you are able to see the results of your choices..." A self-directed adventure story based on Steven Brust's Jhereg. Interior - Pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear, crease at bottom corner of front cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
8 Barker, Clive. Inscribed. THE THIEF OF ALWAYS.
HarperPrism, (New York, 1977), 2nd printing. 
226 pp, Trade paperback. Boldly inscribed by author on title page, 'To Chris, Best Wishes Clive Barker'. When Harvey finds life almost too boring to bear, he meets a goblin-like stranger who offers him an escape. Holiday House is magical and seems to provide neverending fun, however..."when darkness falls at Holiday House, every night is Halloween - filled with deadly terror. And Harvey discovers the final horrifying secret...Dozens of children have gone into Holiday House, but not one has ever come out." Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - minor edge wear, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
CLIVE BARKER'S BOOKS OF BLOOD VOLUME I and VOLUME II.  (VOLUMES 1 & 2), Barker, Clive.  Inscribed.  Ramsey Campbell, Introduction to Book I.
9 Barker, Clive. Inscribed. Ramsey Campbell, Introduction to Book I. CLIVE BARKER'S BOOKS OF BLOOD VOLUME I and VOLUME II. (VOLUMES 1 & 2)
London Warner 1995 0751514357 / 9780751514353 Reprints. Very Good+ Inscribed By Author
2 volumes, 7" H. Both volumes are inscribed in black felt tip pen on title page: "To Chris / Best Wishes / Clive Barker". Volume I - 213 pp, 1995 reprint, ISBN 0751514357. "For Simon McNeal it had all begun as a game. A simple matter of faking a few ghostly noises and scribblings on the walls of a derelict house, under the none-too-watchful eyes of a pair of psychic investigators. But soon he realised there were bigger stakes to play for. At twenty years old, his psychic trickery was about to bring him undreamed-of fame and riches - when suddenly the dead began to exact a hideous and bloody revenge." Volume II - 215 pp, 1994 reprint, ISBN 0751509906. "When Oliver Vassi first met the beautiful Jacqueline Ess, he immediately sensed that here was a woman with remarkable powers. Just how remarkable - and how terrifying - he was soon to discover. For within the heart of Jacqueline Ess lurked montrous forces that drove her to inflict bloody butchery on any man who tried to possess her. Two hideously mutilated corpses already bore witness to her unnatural gifts - and Vassi's would make a third." Interiors - very light to light toning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - book 2 has an old small price sticker on rear cover, very light to light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BABAYAGA., Barlow, Toby.
10 Barlow, Toby. BABAYAGA.
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2013 0374107874 / 9780374107871 First Edition Fine Very Good+ Dust jacket art by Matt Buck. 
383 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Paris, 1959" The City of Light is the center of the universe. Expats flock to exercise their loftiest ambitions and most libertine fantasies, and maybe dabble in a bit of Cold War spycraft along the way. Refugees from the East - a few babayagas among them - arrive to start their lives anew. The world's greatest city is as cosmopolitan and alive as it's ever been. Will is just another young American seeking his fortune in Paris - except that the ad agency that employs him is a front for the CIA. He's been in the city a few years now and is beginning to sense that his time is up - and he still hasn't figured out Parisian girls. Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering 'les boulevards', sad-eyed, coming off a bad breakup. In fact, she impaled her ex on a spike. Zoya, it turns out, has been a beautiful young woman for hundreds of years; she and her far more traditionally witchy companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed amid the bloody froth of Europe's wars. Inspector Vidot is a hardworking Paris police detective who cherishes quiet nights at home. But when he follows a lead from a grisly murder to the warren of a frightened old woman, he undergoes a radical transformation. Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to Paris to start a literary journal with the help of some friends, who ask only a few discreet favors in return. When a few of his dodgier acquaintances start dropping dead, he realizes he's in well over his head, though he remains fairly confident that it's nothing a well-made cocktail can't fix. A few chance encounters, a bit of romantic chemistry, a chorus of angry ghosts, a strung-out jazzman or three, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the catacombs - those are approximately half the ingredients of 'Babayaga'. But then there's something even more unexpected that Toby Barlow has smuggled in, too: a daring, moving exploration of love and morality." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom of rear hinge, small blank label across barcode. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 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
 
 
12 Block, Francesca Lia. THE ROSE AND THE BEAST: FAIRY TALES RETOLD. (SNOW / TINY / GLASS / CHARM / WOLF / ROSE / BONES / BEAST / ICE)
New York Joanna Cotler / HarperCollins 2000 0060281294 / 9780060281298 Second Printing Very Good+ Very Good+ Cover art by Suza Scalora. 
229 pp, 7 1/4" H. "With language that is both lyrical and distinctly her own, Francesca Lia Block turns nine fairy tales inside out. Escaping the poisoned apple, Snow frees herself from possession to find the truth of love in an unexpected place. - A club girl from L.A., awakening from a long sleep to the memories of her past, finally finds release from its curse. - And Beauty learns that Beasts can understand more than men. Within these singular, timeless landscapes, the brutal and the magical collide, and the heroine triumphs because of the strength she finds in a pen, a paintbrush, a lover, a friend, a mother, and finally, in herself." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
13 Boyer, Elizabeth H. Cover art by Tim Hildebrandt. THE BLACK LYNX.
Del Rey / Ballantine, New York, 1993, first printing. 
315 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0345375939 " 'Master, I have failed....' Illmuri, the apprentice wizard gave his report. The Skylding clan had been destroyed, their treasure lost forever. Only Skyla, the witch-girl, was left alive - at the mercy of her own rampant magic and a clan of vengeful enemies. The Dark Elves had triumphed. Old Eyjarr took the discouraging news calmly. Hadn't he seen defeat before, in other lives, in strand after strand of the Web of Life? But he knew that if he could thwart the curse of the Dark Elves even once, the infernal curse would finally disappear from all the strands, for all time. The trick, Eyjarr assured his astonished pupil, would be to learn from their mistakes - and to search again for the one, improbable strand where a couple of clever wizards could cheat an implacable fate...." Interior - very light browning to pages and inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor ed g e w e a r . Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Bradley, Rebecca. (Signed). THE LADY IN GIL SERIES. 1. LADY IN GIL. 2. SCION'S LADY. 3. LADY PAIN. 3 VOLUMES.
Victor Gollancz, London, (1996, 1997, 1998), Ist editions. 
288 pp, 320 pp, 336 pp, 8vo, hardcovers in dust jackets. BOOKS 1 AND 2 ARE SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE. "For more than seventy years the magical statue of the Lady in Gil has lain hidden as the island kingdom groans under the barbed heel of the accursed Sherank ..." Tigrallef, a memorian more at home with manuscripts than swords, finds he must become a hero to rescue his people. With the aid of the 'Lady in Gil' he succeeds, but there is a price to pay for the Lady's help...The Pain...it "protects Tig against sickness, danger and the ravages of time, (but) it wages a constant war of attrition against his mind and soul..." Tiny bumps to top corners and bottom of spine of Book 2. Dust jackets have minor edge wear/rubbing, two tiny imperfections in laminate of front cover of Book 2, some light impressions (no color loss) to Book 3. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
15 Brooks, Terry. THE HERITAGE OF SHANNARA SERIES. BOOK 1. THE SCIONS OF SHANNARA. BOOK 2. THE DRUIDS OF SHANNARA. BOOK 3. THE ELF QUEEN OF SHANNARA. BOOK 4. THE TALISMANS OF SHANNARA. 4 VOLUMES.
Del Rey/Ballantine, New York, (1990/1st, 1991/1st, 1992/2nd, 1993/1st). 
465 pp, 423 pp, 403 pp, 453 pp, hard covers with dust jackets "Three hundred years have passed since the death of Allanon, and the Four Lands are sadly changed. The Elves have vanished and the Dwarves are enslaved. The Southland is now under the totalitarian rule of the Federation, and magic is strictly forbidden..." Minor edge wear to boards, a few faint foxing marks on free rear endpaper and on fore-edge of textblock of book 2, a few small faint marks to cloth on spine of book 4. Dust jackets are bright and clean with minimal rubbing, they have minor to very light edge wear, book 1 is price-clipped, book 2 has very faint tiny foxing marks on inside surface, book 3 has a small crease on front hinge and tiny scuff on front flap-fold, book 4 has small crease at top of rear flap. Very Good+ set 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
16 Brown, Mary. Cover art by Larry Elmore. STRANGE DELIVERANCE.
Baen, Riverdale, NY, 1997, Ist printing. 
374 pp, mass market paperback. "They called the village 'Deliverance', for that was what it seemed to be to the group of refugees who stumbled across it. Mysteriously deserted, untouched by war or pestilence, the village seemed to welcome the survivors of the great Collapse. In their desperation no one thought it odd that the village was both empty and picture-perfect. Or that the nearby forest, 'The Wilderness', was so strangely impenetrable. And anyway, they figured, if they left the Wilderness strictly alone it would return the favor. As the village's previous occupants could have told them, they were wrong about that last part..." Interior - slightly cracked a pages 372/373, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, flat uncreased spine. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
VLAD TALTOS SERIES.  1. JHEREG.  2. YENDI.  3. TECKLA.  4. TALTOS.  5. PHOENIX.  6. ATHYRA.  7. ORCA.  THE FIRST SEVEN BOOKS PLUS VOLUME NINE - ISSOLA.  8 BOOKS IN TOTAL (1 - 7, 9)., Brust, Steven.
17 Brust, Steven. VLAD TALTOS SERIES. 1. JHEREG. 2. YENDI. 3. TECKLA. 4. TALTOS. 5. PHOENIX. 6. ATHYRA. 7. ORCA. THE FIRST SEVEN BOOKS PLUS VOLUME NINE - ISSOLA. 8 BOOKS IN TOTAL (1 - 7, 9).
New York Ace (1 - 7) / TOR (9) Very Good Cover Art by Steve Hickman (1-3, 9), Kinuko Craft (4), Denis Beauvais (5) & Ciruelo Cabral (6 & 7). 
The first seven books of the Vlad Taltos Series, plus volume nine (8 books in total), 6 7/8" H. **Please note, volume 8 - Dragon - is not included in this grouping.** 1. Jhereg - 239 pp, Ace 1983 16th printing, ISBN 0441385540. "There are many ways for a young man with quick wits and a quick sword to advance in the world. Vlad Taltos chose the route of the assassin. To his other qualifications he added two things: The first was a smattering of witchcraft - badly thought of on Dragaera, but only a fool refuses such a weapon. The second was his constant companion, a young jhereg, its leathery wings and poisonous teeth always at Vlad's command, its alien mind psionically linked with his own. Vlad has never regretted the sorcerous bargain he made with his jhereg's mother: 'I offer your egg long life and fresh, red meat without struggle, and I offer it my friendship. I ask for aid in my endeavors. I ask for its wisdom, and I ask for its friendship'." 2. Yendi - 209 pp, Ace 1984 1st printing, ISBN 0441944566. "Back when I bargained for the wise-mouthed reptilian who sits perched on my shoulder, his mother wished me: 'Long life and good hunting'. I told her I was not a hunter. She said: 'You will be - .' She was right. My name is Vlad Taltos. I am an assassin. And this is the story of my early days in the House of Jhereg, of how I found myself in a Jhereg war, and how I fell in love with the woman who killed me." 3. Teckla - 214 pp, Ace 1987 Ist printing, ISBN 0441799779. "I'd always known they were. Teckla were lazy, stupid, cowardly peasants. Revolting. Old joke. But now they were revolting against the Empire. New joke. And a Jhereg crimelord, feeling the pinch, was popping the rebels. No joke. But the real joke? I was protecting them. Me. Lord Vlad Taltos - loyal grandson, loving husband. Jhereg. Sorcerer. Assassin. Everything the rabble hated. Not that I craved wet-nursing a mob of slogan-slobbering, doomed radical loonies, all of whom wanted me dead. Particularly since my royal peers, all of House Jhereg, also wanted me dead." 4. Taltos - 181 pp, Ace 1988 1st printing, ISBN 0441182003. "Journey to the Land of the Dead. All Expenses Paid! Not my idea of an ideal vacation, but this was work. After all, even an assassin has to earn a living. The trouble is, everyone knows that a living human cannot walk the Paths of the Dead, and return, alive, to the land of men. But being an Eastener is not exactly like being human, by Dragaeran standards anyways. Thus, the rule doesn't apply to me - I hope." 5. Phoenix - 245 pp, Ace 1990 1st printing, ISBN 0441662250. "In Gods we trust. All other pay cash. Always a good rule if you're in my line of work, but who'd think a god would take me up on it? There I was, facing certain death, when the Demon Goddess answered my prayers for rescue. Strange she should take an interest in me, considering I'm an assassin. Stranger that the Demon Goddess needs to offer me work. Well, my patron deity wants a favor, and who is Vlad Taltos to say no." 6. Athyra - 243 pp, Ace 1993 1st printing, ISBN 0441033423. "The Magnificent Seven - ? A bit of an overstatement. Minus six, actually. Which leaves one. Me - Vlad Taltos, sorcerer (sometime witch) and (ex-)assassin. Plus my two faithful jhereg. Which makes three, sort of. But even we can have a hard time when we take on the biggest hitters of the House of Jhereg. Here I thought I could retire in peace - ." 7. Orca - 290 pp, Ace 1996 1st printing, ISBN 0441001963. "Granted, walking around with two jhereg on your shoulders is not the best disguise for an ex-assassin wanted all over the Empire. But a young boy saved my life and now he needs my help. And Vlad Taltos always pays his debts. Even if it means uncovering a financial scandal big enough to bring down the House of Orca - and, if I'm lucky, the entire Empire." 9. Issola - 255 pp, TOR 2002 1st printing, ISBN 0812589173. "Okay, so maybe I've been living in the woods too long, where you can't even get a decent cup of klava first thing in the morning. So who should turn up but Lady Teldra, the courtly servant of my old friend the Dragonlord Morrolan? Teldra wants my help, because Morrolan and Aliera have disappeared, and according to Sethra Lavode, it looks like they may be in the hand of the Jenoine. Do I want to mess with them? The guys who made this place? And I thought I had problems before - . Oh, well, what's a little cosmic battle with beings who control time and space?" Interiors - two books with light to mderate browning on insideof covers, light toning to light browning to most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - all books have very light edge wear; one book has light edge wear, two small scratches inked out on spine and a small area of color loss on front cover due to old sticker removal; six books have faint to light minimal creases on spine, three books have a slight lean to spine, one book has a corner crease and hinge crease on front cover, two books have a tiny number stamp on bottom of text block, one book has light browning to edges of text block. 
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MARTIAN TALES 1-6 & 8-11.  1. PRINCESS OF MARS. 2. GODS OF MARS. 3. WARLORD OF MARS. 4. THUVIA, MAID OF MARS. 5. CHESSMEN OF MARS. 6. MASTER MIND OF MARS. 8. SWORDS OF MARS. 9. SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS. 10. LLANA OF GATHOL. 11. JOHN CARTER OF MARS. 10 BOOKS., Burroughs, Edgar Rice.
18 Burroughs, Edgar Rice. MARTIAN TALES 1-6 & 8-11. 1. PRINCESS OF MARS. 2. GODS OF MARS. 3. WARLORD OF MARS. 4. THUVIA, MAID OF MARS. 5. CHESSMEN OF MARS. 6. MASTER MIND OF MARS. 8. SWORDS OF MARS. 9. SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS. 10. LLANA OF GATHOL. 11. JOHN CARTER OF MARS. 10 BOOKS.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine Very Good Michael Whelan (1-6, 8, 10), Gino D'Achille (9, 11). 
10 volumes of the 11 volume "Martian Tales" aka "Mars Novels" or "Barsoom Series" - volumes 1-6 and 8-11, approx 7" H. **Please Note: Volume 7. A Fighting Man of Mars, is NOT included in this group.** Volumes 9 & 11 are Ballantine publications, all others are Del Rey. 1. A Princess of Mars - 159 pp, 1980, 14th printing, ISBN 0345278348. "Suddenly projected to Mars, John Carter found himself Captive of the savage green men of Thark. With him was Dejah Thoris, lovely Princess of Helium. And between them and rescue lay a thousand miles of deadly enemies and unknown dangers." 2. The Gods of Mars - 190 pp, 1981, 70th printing, ISBN 0345278356. "After the long exile on Earth, John Carter finally returned to his beloved Mars. But beautiful Dejah Thoris, the woman he loved, had vanished. Now he was trapped in the legendary Eden of Mars - an Eden from which none ever escaped alive." 3. The Warlord of Mars - 158 pp, 1992, 24th printing, ISBN 0345324536. "Far to the north, in the frozen wastes of Polar Mars, lay the home of the Holy Therns, sacred and inviolate. Only John Carter dared go there to find his lost Dejah Thoris. But between him and his goal lay the bones of all who had gone before." 4. Thuvia, Maid of Mars - 158 pp, 1992, 22nd printing, ISBN 0345339932. "When unknown raiders seized Thuvia, Princess of Ptarth, the chief suspect was Carthoris, son of the Warlord of Mars. Yet only Carthoris could rescue the woman who had spurned his love." 5. The Chessmen of Mars - 220 pp, 1979, 10th printing, ISBN 0345278380. "Held captive by grotesque bodiless heads, Princess Tara of Helium was rescued by a warrior who dared not reveal his name. But escape led the daughter of the Warlord of Mars into even more loathesome peril - as the prize in a bloody game of living chess." 6. The Master Mind of Mars - 160 pp, 1979, 9th printing, ISBN 0345278399. "Former Earthman Ulysses Paxton served Barsoom's greatest scientist, until his master's ghoulish trade in living bodies drove him to rebellion. Then, to save the body of the woman he loved, he had to attack mighty Phundahl and its evil, beautiful ruler." 8. Swords of Mars - 191 pp, 1985, 17th printing, ISBN 0345329562. "Disguised as a mercenary warrior, John Carter sought to break the power of the Assassins of Zondanga. Spying on their councils, the Warlord discovered a plot to kidnap his beloved Dejah Thoris. But it was too late to save her. She as already in space, on the way to Thuria, Barsoom's nearer moon!" 9. Synthetic Men of Mars - 160 pp, 1973, 6th printing, ISBN 34523586X125. 10. Llana of Gathol - 191 pp, 1985, 17th printing, ISBN 0345324439. "Out of Barsoom's frozen north, an army descended to pillage the red planet's proudest cities. Their crazed leader, the brutal Hin Abtol, stole the woman he craved. That was Hin Abtol's fatal mistake - for Llana of Gathol was blood kin to John Carter, Warlord of Mars." 11. John Carter of Mars - 157 pp, 1973, 3rd printing, ISBN 345235886125. Contents: Introduction; John Carter and the Giant of Mars; Skeleton Men of Jupiter. Interiors - three volumes with a bookstore stamp on side of front cover, most books have light browning to pages and to the inside of the covers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear - a little more at top/bottom of some spines, three volumes have a corner crease on one cover - migrates slightly into adjacent pages, three volumes have a slight lean to the spine, one volume with a spine crease, three volumes have a small stamp mark on bottom of text block, two volumes have a small price sticker on front cover, two volumes have a small chost sticker mark on front cover, most text block edges have light browning. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
19 Cabell, James Branch. Signed. THE WORKS OF JAMES BRANCH CABELL. CHIVALRY: DIZAIN DES REINES. THE STORISENDE EDITION. VOLUME 5.
Robert M. McBride, New York, 1928, number 1077 of an edition of 1590 copies. 
295 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (dark green boards with gold lettering on spine and blind stamp of rearing horse on front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AT END OF AUTHOR'S NOTE. Contents: Precautional; The Prologue; The Story of Sestina; The Story of the Tenson; The Story of the Rat-Trap; The Story of the Choices; The Story of the Housewife; The Story of the Satraps; The Story of the Heritage; The Story of the Scabbard; The Story of the Navarrese; The Story of the Fox-Brush; The Epilogue. Interior - pages browning lightly, some pages unopened, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - fore-edge and bottom edge of textblock browned, darkening to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing to bottom of boards and rear board surface, faint foxing marks on front board surface. G+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
20 Cabell, James Branch. Signed. THE WORKS OF JAMES BRANCH CABELL. THE CREAM OF THE JEST: THE LINEAGE OF LICHFIELD. TWO COMEDIES OF EVASION. THE STORISENDE EDITION. VOLUME XVI.
Robert M. McBride, New York, 1930, number 1077 of an edition of 1590 copies. 
298 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (dark green boards with gold lettering on spine and blind stamp of rearing horse on front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AT BOTTOM OF AUTHOR'S NOTE. Contents: The Cream of the Jest (in six parts); The Lineage of Lichfield - The Epistle Dedicatory; The Tribe of Niafer; The Tribe of Freydis; The Tribe of Alianora; Bibliographic Summary; The Epilogue, Which is Called Exit. Interior - pages browning lightly, a few pages unopened, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - fore-edge and bottom edge of textblock browned, darkening to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing to bottom of boards and board surfaces. Very Good - 
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