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Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB
Robert Gavora
PO Box 448 Talent OR 97540
www.robertgavora.com
finebooks@robertgavora.com
541-512-9000
Railroad, Science Fiction, Various
Booth#: 57
 

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DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP. Philip K. Dick. Garden City, NY/Doubleday & Company, Inc./1968

Description:
First edition, first printing. "In a future where technological sophistication has made the ersatz virtually indistinguishable from the real, the hero is a bounty hunter who must track down and eliminate androids passing for human." Quoted from Barron; Anatomy of Wonder 4, 4-135. "An eccentric adventure story, with many comic (and philosopical) touches." Quoted from Pringle; The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, pg 90. The novel is the basis for the classic science fiction film "Blade Runner," a 1982 American tech noir film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket with only the merest hint of rubbing at the top and bottom of the spine panel and one tiny closed tear at the top. An exceptional copy.
 

Genre: Science Fiction, Film, Cinema

Price $14,000.00

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PEBBLE IN THE SKY. Isaac Asimov. Garden City, NY/Doubleday & Company, Inc./1950.

Description:
First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Asimov on the front free endpaper, "For Dirce Archer, With best wishes, Isaac Asimov." Dirce Archer was a well known science fiction fan of the 1950's and 60's. Asimov's first novel. "A sentimental favorite among Asimov's fans, but significant also as a transitional step between the relatively miserly world of Golden Age pulps and the relatively lucrative world of mainstream book publication." Quoted from Barron; Anatomy of Wonder 4, 3-15. Bound in gray cloth with lettering on the spine in red. The merest hint of toning to the edges of the text block, else fine in fine and bright dust jacket illustrated by Richard Powers, Doubleday's $2.50 price present, and with just the merest hint of rubbing at the spine panel ends. An exceptional associational copy.
 

Genre: Science Fiction

Price $4,500.00

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WHO GOES THERE? SEVEN TALES OF SCIENCE-FICTION [THE THING]. John W. Campbell, Jr. Chicago/Shasta Publishers/1951.

Description:
Second edition. Movie tie-in issue with second issue dust jacket. A collection of seven stories. The title story was the basis for the classic original filming of the science fiction movie, "The Thing." "A fascinating body of work." Quoted from Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 1995, 2-13. Bound in original blue cloth with lettering on spine in gilt. A hint of removal of a small plate from the front endpaper. A superior never read copy, fine in fine and bright second issue dust jacket promoting ,"The Thing." Just a hint of a fade to the spine panel.
 

Genre: Science Fiction

Price $400.00

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THE CAR-BUILDER'S DICTIONARY; AN ILLUSTRATED VOCABULARY OF TERMS WHICH DESIGNATE AMERICAN RAILROAD CARS, THEIR PARTS AND ATTACHMENTS, 1888. Matthias N. Forney, and others. New York/Railroad Gazette/1888.

Description:
1888 edition. Compiled for the Master Car-Builders' Association. 203 numbered pages of dictionary of car-builders' terms, plus 358 pages with 2188 figures, diagrams and illutrations of cars and their parts, plus 28 pages of ads in the rear. Illustrated with numerous engravings and dimensional diagrams. Bound in original dark green cloth with illustration and lettering stamped in gilt and design on the front cover stamped in blind. Signature of A.E. Baker of Colorado and dated by him April 24, 1889. Professionally rebacked with original cloth spine pressed on. A very good copy.
 

Genre: Railroad, Railroading

Price $1,200.00

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THE BALLOON SECTION OF THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES. S.W. Ovitt and L.G. Bowers, editors. New Haven, CT/Privately Published/Printed by The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co./1919.

Description:
First edition. A history of the Balloon Companies of the American Expeditionary Forces of World War I. Chapters include; Autobiographies of Commanding Officers; The Dates of Departure From the United States and Arrival in the United States of All the Balloon Companies; Company Histories; In Memoriam; Citations and Decorations, Report on Capture of Lieutenants G.W. Hinman and R. Tait; "Balloon Section Gas"; and Photographs. 286 pages. Bound in dark blue cloth with lettering in gilt. Professionally rebacked with corners built up. A handsome, very good copy.
 

Genre: Air Ships, Balloons, Dirigibles

Price $450.00

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