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John W. Campbell, Jr. Fantasy Press, Inc., New York, 1956.
Rumored to be only 50 numbered copies of the subscriber's issue, this copy is numbered 65 and signed by Campbell on the special limitation page. As numbers higher than 50 show up, it is my opinion that it remains a very limited number were signed and numbered, probably less than 75. Fine in fine dust jacket with mild fading to the red lettering on the spine panel. A handsome copy.
Genre: Science Fiction
Jack Williamson. Royal Oak, MI, Haffner Press 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011.
All eight volumes, complete. Volume one an overrun of the limited first edition with the limitation page signed by Williamson but left unnumbered and without the slipcase. The remaining seven volumes are all first edition trade issues. Forwards are respectively by Hal Clement, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Edward Bryant, Frank M. Robinson, Frederik Pohl, Robert Silverberg, and Connie Willis. The eight volumes are a publishing program dedicated to collecting the short fiction and unreprinted serials of Science Fiction Grand Master Jack Williamson. The contents of each volume are presented in order of publication date and, aside from typographical corrections, are taken from the texts as they originally appeared. Each volume is fine in a fine dust jacket. A stunning set of eight volumes.
Genre: Science Fiction
Hiram Paulding. New York; G.&C.&H. Carvill; 1831.
Between 18 August 1825 and 24 August 1826, the Schooner Dolphin under the command of Lieutenant Percival set sail from the coast of Peru in search of the mutineers of the whale ship Globe to bring the guilty to punishment. Signature of previous owner, William Johnson Hagood on the front paste-down endpaper and on page 1, and dated by him, Nov-19-1835. iv, 258 pages plus folded frontis map with two by one inch chip professionally repaired. Bound in original fine olive green cloth with paper title label on the spine, mostly worn away. Moderate foxing throughout. A better than good copy.
Rand McNally. Chicago; Rand McNally & Company; 1890.
196 pages with color maps of the countries of the world and states, territories, cities of the United States. Includes pages of engravings of U.S. Presidents, famous landmarks and buildings, diagrams and information tables, color flags, etc.. All maps show the major railroads of the day. Full-page ads for the major U.S. railroads in the front and rear; Erie Railroad; Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway; Illinois Central R.R.; Missouri Pacific Railway; Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway; and the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R.R.. Bound in original brown cloth with lettering and world on the front cover stamped in gilt and border and design on both covers stamped in blind. Gilt dulled. Professionally rebacked with brown cloth, and hinges and cover corners repaired. A very good copy.
Clark Ashton Smith. Manuscript; Auburn, CA [about 1930].
Original final draft single page typed manuscript with Smith's signature in full under last line of verse. Referenced in Donald Sidney-Fryer's, Emperor of Dreams; A Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, page 77. First published in the spring 1932 issue of Oriental Stories, a pulp fiction magazine. Published again in Selected Poems, Arkham House, 1971. From the collection and estate of Raymond L.F. Johnson. Mild toning and very light folding creases in thirds to the pages [for mailing], else fine.