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BALLARD, J. G. The Drowned World.
London : 1962Rare proof copy, signed by the author on the title page, with the trial dust jacket (priced 0/0). The first UK edition was the first in hardback and is preferred to the US paperback that preceded it earlier in the same year. A seminal climate change science fiction novel, The Drowned World depicts the year 2145, where global warming has left... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 138843
[SHELLEY, Mary.] The Last Man.
London : 1826First edition of Mary Shelley's great apocalyptic novel, set at the end of the 21st century among the last survivors of a global pandemic. Perhaps the first to explore the theme was Byron in his desolate poem "Darkness" (written at the Villa Diodati in 1816); and Thomas Campbell in 1823 published a poem entitled "The Last Man" (which was widely discussed... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 138435
GILMAN, Charlotte Perkins. Herland.
New York : January - December 1915First edition, the first appearance of Gilman's feminist utopian novel Herland, complete in 12 issues of Gilman's magazine The Forerunner; this copy warmly inscribed by the author to the American suffragist Alice Locke Park, "Charlotte Perkins Gilman with love and honor for her friend Alice Park", on the front free endpaper.
Park (1861-1961) was... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 130959
[TUCKER, George.] ATTERLEY, Joseph, pseud. A Voyage to the Moon: with some Account of the Manners and Customs, Science and Philosophy, of the people of Morosofia, and other Lunarians.
New York : 1827First edition of a scarce lunar imaginary voyage, and notably early piece of American science-fiction. A Voyage to the Moon was written by George Tucker, an American lawyer born in Bermuda, appointed by Thomas Jefferson in 1825 as professor of moral philosophy at the University of Virginia.
In A Voyage to the Moon, "the hero and pseudonymous author... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 110261
BAUM, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Chicago : 1900First edition, in the rare and desirable first state of both text and binding. The text has the following points: on p. 2, the publisher's advertisement has a box; on p. 14, line 1 has the misprint "low wail on the wind"; p. 81, line 4 from bottom has "peices" uncorrected; p. 227, line 1 begins: "While Tin Woodman"; the colophon is in 11 lines within... Learn More£55,000.00
Stock Code: 115135
SEABORN, Capt. Adam (pseud.) Symzonia: A Voyage of Discovery.
New York : 1820Rare first edition, first impression, of the book rightly considered the first science fiction novel written by an American. Published two years after Frankenstein, the book utilizes the hollow earth theory of John Cleves Symmes Jr. to create the first in a long line of hollow-earth lost race fiction.
Captain Adam Seaborn is a pseudonym in keeping... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 135743
HODGSON, William Hope. The Ghost Pirates.
London : 1909First edition, first impression. Presentation copy of Hodgson's landmark work, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "N. Rendall, Esq. from William Hope Hodgson - 'May we be friends e'en though we disagree'. Sept. 21st '09." Rare inscribed, with no other copies traced. Hailed as one of the best novel-length works of supernatural fiction... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 101607
STOKER, Bram. Dracula.
New York : 1899First U.S. edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Lady Errington from Bram Stoker 31.05.08". Lady Frances Helena Errington (d. c.1935) was the wife of Sir George Errington (1839-1920), 1st baronet, Dublin-born MP for Longford (1874-1885), High Sheriff of Tipperary (1888) and Wexford (1901). Errington was a prominent... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 121627
HEINLEIN, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
New York : 1966First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Polly, with love, Bob", additionally signed by the author above his printed name on the title page. The recipient is believed to by Polly Freas, wife of Frank Kelly Freas, the illustrator to Heinlein's The Door into Summer (1957). Polly... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 131839
(GONNE, Maud, illus.) YOUNG, Ella. Celtic Wonder-Tales.
Dublin : 1910First edition, first impression, signed by the illustrator on the title page, and with an original initialled drawing in black ink on the front free endpaper (and expanded version of the ornament printed on p. 20.) Edith Maud Gonne (1866-1953) was one of the boldest figures of the Irish Literary Revival; a suffragette and artist, she remains best known... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 137680
MORRIS, William, & Alfred John Wyatt, translators. The Tale of Beowulf.
Hammersmith : 1895First Kelmscott edition, and the first edition of William Morris's translation, one of 300 copies printed on paper (a further eight copies were issued on vellum). Morris began his translation of the great English epic in 1893, based on a prose rendering by the Anglo-Saxon scholar Alfred J. Wyatt of Christ's College, with whom he consulted over a two... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 138925
[SWIFT, Jonathan.] Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
London : 1726True first edition of Swift's masterpiece, Teerink's A edition, with the first state frontispiece. The first state frontispiece has the inscription beneath the portrait, which in the second state was placed around the portrait; a third state is a retouched version of the second.
The strong elements of political satire perhaps intrigued the contemporary... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 130055
WELLS, H. G. The War of the Worlds.
London : 1898First edition, inscribed and dated by the author on the half-title with one of his characteristic "picshuas", a caricature portrait; the inscription reading "with a signed portrait of the author. H. G. Wells June 3/99." Signed copies of this edition are notably uncommon.
The War of the Worlds was originally printed as a serial simultaneously... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 134639
BRADBURY, Ray. Original autograph manuscript poem, [published as "Why Viking Lander, Why the Planet Mars?"]
Hollywood, CA : [c. 19] June 1976A wonderful original manuscript poem by Ray Bradbury, showing one of the great imaginations of American science fiction engaging directly and in real time with a major event in space exploration.
In mid-June 1976, Ray Bradbury, author of the Martian Chronicles (1950), was invited to the Disney projection room in Hollywood to witness the... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 139775
APOLLONIUS RHODIUS. Argonautica
Florence : 1496Editio princeps of the most important Greek epic of the 3rd century BCE, the definitive telling of the story of Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece. The Argonautica is the only epic before Virgil's Aeneid that can be compared with Homer in subject and extent and it is the first epic to give a prominent place to love. With the... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 136329