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 In Other Worlds: fantasy, science fiction and beyond -  163

In Other Worlds: fantasy, science fiction and beyond - 163

In this time of isolation, books have proven to be more than usually exciting companions. This year’s literature catalogue takes cue from Milton, who declared “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Hell of Heaven, a Heaven of Hell”. The selection celebrates literary space as a creative multiverse, and the power of the human imagination as force for remaking. From escapist fantasy to political dystopia, from gothic nightmare to spiritual quest, writers have dissolved the boundaries of the possible, reshaped the worlds we think we know, and travelled with us to wholly new galaxies.


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  1. Celtic Wonder-Tales.
    (GONNE, Maud, illus.) YOUNG, Ella. Celtic Wonder-Tales.

    Dublin : 1910

    First 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

    Stock Code: 137680

  2. Argonautica

    Florence : 1496

    Editio 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

    Stock Code: 136329

  3. The Stars, Like Dust.
    ASIMOV, Isaac. The Stars, Like Dust.

    New York : 1951

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To David Hartwell with best wishes Isaac Asimov". This is a wonderful association: the noted science fiction and fantasy editor David Hartwell (1941-2016) was "perhaps the single most influential book editor of the past forty years in the American science fiction publishing world";... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138869

  4. The Drowned World.
    BALLARD, J. G. The Drowned World.

    London : 1962

    Rare 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

    Stock Code: 138843

  5. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
    BAUM, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

    Chicago : 1900

    First 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

    Stock Code: 115135

  6. [Vathek.] An Arabian Tale, from an unpublished manuscript:
    BECKFORD, William. [Vathek.] An Arabian Tale, from an unpublished manuscript:

    London : 1786

    First edition. Beckford's Gothic oriental novel Vathek, was written in French between January and May 1782. This English translation by the literary scholar Samuel Henley was published first in June 1786, despite Beckford's express wish that the French edition should precede it. The latter was published in Lausanne in December 1786 (postdated... Learn More

    Stock Code: 128808

  7. Looking Backward 2000-1887. [Together with:] Equality.
    BELLAMY, Edward. Looking Backward 2000-1887. [Together with:] Equality.

    Boston : 1888 & 1897

    First editions, first printings, of Bellamy's enormously popular Looking Backward 2000-1887 and its sequel Equality. First issue of Looking Backward with the misprint "wore" in line 8 on page 210 and the J. J. Arakelyan slug on the copyright page; Equality in the rare first-issue dust jacket. Looking Backward... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137673

  8. The Hampdenshire Wonder.
    BERESFORD, J. D. The Hampdenshire Wonder.

    London : 1911

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author facing the title page. The author's first book and a significant work in early science fiction, Beresford's novel was among the first to include a "Wunderkind", a child prodigy enhanced through scientific meddling. Bleiler considers it to be "the first important novel about a superman, and in many... Learn More

    Stock Code: 130366

  9. The Demolished Man.
    BESTER, Alfred. The Demolished Man.

    Chicago : [1953]

    First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. The Demolished Man has the distinction of winning the first Hugo award. Learn More

    Stock Code: 127861

  10. The Listener and Other Stories.
    BLACKWOOD, Algernon. The Listener and Other Stories.

    London : 1907

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "S.E.P. from A.B. Nov. 1907". The Listener is Blackwood's second collection of supernatural fiction and focuses on stories of haunted houses. The collection includes the classic story "The Willows", considered "one of the classics of supernatural... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137183

  11. Shocks!
    BLACKWOOD, Algernon. Shocks!

    London : 1935

    First edition, first impression, of Blackwood's "last full-scale original collection" (Ashley, p. 370), a gathering of 15 short stories of the supernatural by one of the masters of the genre. Bleiler singles out "A Threefold Cord", "Chemical", and "The Land of Green Ginger" as the best of the group and remarks that "Blackwood seems to have been obsessed... Learn More

    Stock Code: 126704

  12. The Works of William Blake.
    BLAKE, William; ELLIS, Edwin John, & W. B. Yeats (eds.) The Works of William Blake.

    London : 1893

    First edition, one of 150 large paper copies in the deluxe binding; there were also 500 copies in cloth. Yeats had "marked down William Blake as a master early on, and with Edwin Ellis produced a large-scale commentary on Blake's prophetic writings in 1893. While often erratic and idiosyncratic, it helped establish the importance of Blake's esoteric... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136158

  13. La Planète des singes.
    BOULLE, Pierre. La Planète des singes.

    [Paris] : 1963

    First edition, first impression, number 172 of an unspecified limitation (there were also a small number of large paper copies in wrappers.) A seminal work of 20th-century science fiction, La Planète des singes was the inspiration for the Planet of the Apes film series. Learn More

    Stock Code: 139368

  14. Original autograph manuscript poem, [published as "Why Viking Lander, Why the Planet Mars?"]
    BRADBURY, Ray. Original autograph manuscript poem, [published as "Why Viking Lander, Why the Planet Mars?"]

    Hollywood, CA : [c. 19] June 1976

    A 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... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139775

  15. A new system, or, an analysis of ancient mythology:
    BRYANT, Jacob; BLAKE, William (illus.) A new system, or, an analysis of ancient mythology:

    London : 1773-76

    First edition of the work for which Bryant is most often remembered, complete with the rare first volume, of which ESTC locates only three copies, and the final plate by William Blake. "Bryant's importance to modern readers lies in the influence he had upon the poet and artist William Blake, who in his own time was generally considered mad. The many... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139708

  16. The Watcher by the Threshold.
    BUCHAN, John. The Watcher by the Threshold.

    Edinburgh and London : 1902

    First edition, first impression, first issue, with the publisher's catalogue dated 2/02; publishers' presentation copy, with their compliments stamp to the head of the title page. This early collection of Buchan's stories, the majority of which were first published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, is hard to find in collectible condition.... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139726

  17. The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come:
    BUNYAN, John. The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come:

    London : 1682

    A rare lifetime edition, the eighth overall and one of the earliest obtainable, of "one of the most widely read texts in the English language" (Stableford, p. 56), first published in 1678. Often shared between readers, copies were read repeatedly; few survive and all lifetime editions are rare. Harrison calculated there are 38 known copies of the seven... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136155

  18. The Warlord of Mars
    BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice The Warlord of Mars

    Chicago : 1919

    First edition, first printing, of the third book in Burroughs's Mars series. With an attractive example of the illustrated dust jacket, especially scarce surviving without restoration. Learn More

    Stock Code: 127912

  19. The Land that Time Forgot.
    BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice. The Land that Time Forgot.

    Chicago : June 1924

    First edition, first printing, and an exceptional example in an unrestored dust jacket. This fantasy adventure, the first in Burrough's Caspak trilogy, follows an errant First World War U-boat in its discovery of a lost world, a tropical crater-lake existing in a different evolutionary time-frame and filled with dinosaurs. Learn More

    Stock Code: 127902

  20. At the Earth's Core.
    BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice. At the Earth's Core.

    Chicago : 1922

    First edition, first printing, an exceptional example in the dust jacket. At the Earth's Core is the first novel in the Pellucidar series, a classic adventure in a long American tradition of hollow earth stories, uniting Burroughs's trademark jungle adventure with the pseudo scientific flair of Doyle's Professor Challenger and The Lost World.... Learn More

    Stock Code: 127899

  21. Továrna na absolutno. (The Absolute at Large.)
    ČAPEK, Karel. Továrna na absolutno. (The Absolute at Large.)

    Brno : 1922

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the first blank to the young actress Táňa Čuprová (b.1900) and dated in the year of publication. The recipient is noted in the Czech National Theatre archives as having started work there in this year, going on to become art director from 1945. It was at the Prague National Theatre that Čapek's... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139802

  22. Krakatit.
    ČAPEK, Karel. Krakatit.

    London : 1925

    First edition in English, first impression, publisher's presentation copy with tipped-in slip before the half-title reading "with Mr Geoffrey Bles's Compliments". Capek's science fiction novel, first published in Prague in 1924, centres on the invention of a catastrophically potent explosive, named to echo the devastating volcanic eruption of Krakatoa.... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136864

  23. Phantasmagoria.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Phantasmagoria.

    London : 1869

    First edition, first issue. One of 28 presentation copies sent out by Dodgson on 7 Januray 1869, inscribed by the author in brown ink on the half-title: "T. Heaphy, Esq. with the Author's Kind regards. Jan. 1869". The recipient was Thomas Frank Heaphy the Younger (1813-1873), a well regarded portrait and narrative painter whose name figures heavily... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137829

  24. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

    London : 1866

    First published edition, with the earlier pale blue endpapers (rather than the more usual dark green).

    The book was originally printed in Oxford at the Clarendon Press in June 1865, but Dodgson heard that the book's illustrator John Tenniel was dissatisfied with its quality, so he suppressed the whole edition of 2,000 copies. The book was entirely... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136032

  25. The King in Yellow.
    CHAMBERS, Robert W. The King in Yellow.

    Chicago & New York : 1895

    First edition of this collection of short stories, the second book from American author Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933). Bleiler called The King in Yellow "a mind destroying book" (Bleiler) and "one of the most important works of supernatural horror between Edgar Allan Poe and modern horror fiction" (Bleiler, Supernatural Fiction Writers, p.... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139919

  26. Against the Fall of Night.
    CLARKE, Arthur C. Against the Fall of Night.

    [Hicksville, NY] : 1953

    First edition in book form, first printing, inscribed by the author on the title page "To Timothy Maclaren from Arthur C. Clarke". Clarke's pioneering work of science fiction originally appeared as a novella in the November 1948 issue of the magazine Startling Stories. In 1951 Clarke revised and expanded the text, for publication in the present... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138965

  27. Opium.
    COCTEAU, Jean. Opium.

    New York : 1932

    First edition, first printing. Based on his addiction to, and recovery from, opium in 1929, "this highly personal chronicle-cum-essay is really another White Paper, for Cocteau is putting on the table all the documents for and against opium. He explains that initially under the drug's spell he had lived some of his finest hours, during which he opened... Learn More

    Stock Code: 135702

  28. The Inheritors:
    CONRAD, Joseph, & Ford M. Hueffer. The Inheritors:

    New York : 1901

    First edition, first printing. Signed boldly by Joseph Conrad on the half-title. Although The Inheritors is "generally regarded as a science fiction tale of a group of people from another, apparently parallel, world who call themselves The Dimensionists" (Locke) it is also related to Heart of Darkness (serialised 1899, published in book form 1902) in... Learn More

    Stock Code: 117097

  29. Swastika Night.
    CONSTANTINE, Murray. Swastika Night.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. Written under the pseudonym Murray Constantine by British writer Katharine Burdekin, the novel takes place in a fascist dystopia where the Nazis and the Empire of Japan have conquered the world, described by John Clute as "a scathing feminist anatomy of war, sexism and power". Burdekin's pseudonym, adopted from 1934,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137494

  30. A Translation of the Inferno, in English Verse.
    DANTE ALIGHIERI. A Translation of the Inferno, in English Verse.

    Dublin : 1785

    First edition, rare, of the first appearance of Boyd's translation of Dante, considered superior to the blank verse translation of 1782 by Charles Rogers, and preceding by 17 years Boyd's own completion of the Divine Comedy (1802), which would be the first published completion in English. This Dublin edition is the true first, preceding the London edition... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136911

  31. The Collected Stories.
    DICK, Philip K. The Collected Stories.

    Los Angeles, CA, Columbia, PA : 1987

    First edition, first impression, signed limited issue. An unnumbered "presentation copy", with the author's signature mounted to the limitation leaf of Volume 1, from a total run of 100 signed copies. A further 400 unsigned copies were also released. This posthumous collection of Dick's works include a preface by the author adapted from a letter written... Learn More

    Stock Code: 131931

  32. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch.
    DICK, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch.

    New York : 1965

    First edition, first printing, of this novel nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1965. This copy has the bookplate of major Australian sci-fi collector Ronald E. Graham (1908-1979), illustrated by Virgil Finlay. Learn More

    Stock Code: 131740

  33. The Lost World.
    DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan. The Lost World.

    London : [1912]

    First edition in book form, first impression, of Conan Doyle's classic prehistoric adventure novel, following its serialization in the Strand Magazine earlier that year. "His sense of the glory and nonsense of scientific advance found happy resolution in The Lost World (1912), where academic vendetta at its most ludicrous continually punctuates... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138994

  34. A Hornbook for Witches: Poems of Fantasy.
    DRAKE, Leah Bodine. A Hornbook for Witches: Poems of Fantasy.

    Sauk City, Wisconsin : 1950

    First edition, first printing, of the first book of American poet Leah Bodine Drake (1904-1964), a contributor to Weird Tales. Of the edition of 553 copies, 300 were given to the author and 253 for the trade, the small issue making it one of the scarcer of the Arkham House publications, here in exemplary condition. An audiobook by the same... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138972

  35. Selections from the Writings.
    DUNSANY, Lord. Selections from the Writings.

    Dundrum : 1912

    First edition thus, first impression, one of 250 copies. Lord Dunsany, "unquestionably one of the most important writers of heroic fantasy of the century" was a friend of W. B. Yeats's through their mutual involvement in the Abbey Theatre, where Dunsany's first contribution to the to the Irish theatre movement, The Glittering Gate, was performed... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139300

  36. The Blessing of Pan.
    DUNSANY, Lord. The Blessing of Pan.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression. Lord Dunsany was "unquestionably one of the most important writers of heroic fantasy of the century; a writer of great originality and charm" (Bleiler). The Blessing of Pan, "one of a great number of modern fantasies that champion paganism against Christianity" is "light and ironic in tone" and describes the gradual... Learn More

    Stock Code: 132841

  37. Alraune.
    EWERS, Hanns Heinz. Alraune.

    New York : 1929

    First edition in English, first printing, inscribed by the illustrator with an original signed drawing in pencil and green pen to the second half-title, signed "for Dunninger, Mahlon Blaine 1936", depicting a demon pulling a mandrake-like woman from a hat.

    The recipient Joseph Dunninger (1892-1975) was one of the foremost magicians and mentalists... Learn More

    Stock Code: 123320

  38. Artabanzanus: The Demon of the Great Lake.
    FERRAR, William M. Artabanzanus: The Demon of the Great Lake.

    London : 1896

    First edition, sole impression, of this rare early Australian novel, an allegorical fantasy set in Tasmania. The author William Ferrar was born in Dublin in 1823, and settled in Australia by 1842, briefly in Sydney and then in Tasmania. Letters from Ferrar to the publisher, Elliot Stock, suggest around 500-600 copies being published, with around half... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136859

  39. Herland.
    GILMAN, Charlotte Perkins. Herland.

    New York : January - December 1915

    First 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)... Learn More

    Stock Code: 130959

  40. The Golden Cockerel Mabinogion.
    GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS: JONES, Gwyn & Thomas (trans.) The Golden Cockerel Mabinogion.

    London : 1948

    First Golden Cockerel edition, number 440 of 550 copies printed (the first 75 copies being specially bound), presenting a new translation of the ancient Welsh epic The Mabinogion (first fully brought into modern English by Lady Charlotte Guest 1838-1845) alongside illustrations by Dorothea Braby. The Mabinogion encompasses Arthurian legend (though originally... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139319

  41. Man's World.
    HALDANE, Charlotte. Man's World.

    London : 1926

    First edition, sole impression, of this rare and significant dystopian novel by feminist author Charlotte Haldane (1894-1969), her first book. Charlotte was a journalist with the Daily Express from 1920, and was a vocal advocate for divorce reform, employment for married women, and access to contraception. In 1924 she interviewed the biologist J. B.... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136919

  42. Creeps by Night: Chills and Thrills.
    HAMMETT, Dashiell (ed.); H. P. Lovecraft, & others. Creeps by Night: Chills and Thrills.

    New York : 1931

    First edition, first printing, in the rare dust jacket; preceding the UK edition published by Gollancz as Modern Tales of Horror in 1932. Bleiler comments that "the circumstances of the following anthology are not known, but Hammett was a very well-read man, and it is entirely possible that he assembled it". Recent research reveals that Arkham House... Learn More

    Stock Code: 132150

  43. Metropolis.
    HARBOU, Thea von. Metropolis.

    Berlin : 1926

    First edition, first impression, the scarce cloth issue in an exceptional example of the rare dust jacket illustrated by Willy Reimann. Based on the original screenplay written by German director Fritz Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou in 1924, this novelization was published before the release of the film version on 10 January 1927. The film Metropolis... Learn More

    Stock Code: 124278

  44. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
    HEINLEIN, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

    New York : 1966

    First 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

    Stock Code: 131839

  45. Methuselah's Children.
    HEINLEIN, Robert A. Methuselah's Children.

    Hicksville, NY : [1958]

    First edition, first printing, in the first issue binding and dust jacket. The publisher's file copy, inscribed by founder Martin Greenberg on the verso of the front free endpaper, "Gnome Press file copy, Martin Greenberg". The Gnome Press, founded by Greenberg and author David Kyle in 1948, was one of the most important science fiction presses of the... Learn More

    Stock Code: 82256

  46. Starship Troopers.
    HEINLEIN, Robert A. Starship Troopers.

    New York : 1959

    First edition in book form, first printing. Starship Troopers was first published as a two-part serial in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in October and November 1959 before being published as a book the next month. Winner of the 1960 Hugo award for best novel, it was adapted to film in 1997 by Paul Verhoeven. Learn More

    Stock Code: 122067

  47. The House on the Borderland and other novels.
    HODGSON, William Hope. The House on the Borderland and other novels.

    Sauk City : 1946

    First collected edition, first printing. The volume comprises four of Hodgson's novels, none of which had previously been published in the US in book form: The House on the Borderland, The Boats of the "Glen Carrig", The Ghost Pirates, and The Night Land. Hodgson is considered "one of the most important formative influences in modern tales of supernatural... Learn More

    Stock Code: 118711

  48. The Ghost Pirates.
    HODGSON, William Hope. The Ghost Pirates.

    London : 1909

    First 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

    Stock Code: 101607

  49. Always Comes Evening.
    HOWARD, Robert E. Always Comes Evening.

    Sauk City, WI : 1957

    First edition, first printing, of this collection of macabre poems by Robert E. Howard (1906-1936), with dust jacket designed by Frank Utpatel. Learn More

    Stock Code: 122348

  50. Tales From Ovid.
    HUGHES, Ted. Tales From Ovid.

    London : 1998

    First edition, signed limited issue, signed by the author; this is the binder's copy, marked "0/5". The signed limited edition consisted of 310 copies, of which 10 were reserved for the author. This work was the winner of the 1997 Whitbread Book of the Year award. Learn More

    Stock Code: 138031

  51. The Five Jars.
    JAMES, M. R. The Five Jars.

    London : 1922

    First edition, first impression, in the scarce jacket. This "fanciful, mildly ironic, and very pleasurable" fantastical tale was written for the daughter of James's late close friend James McBryde and to be read to the students of Eton, where James was serving as Provost (Bleiler). It is James's only novel and only children's book. Montague Rhodes James... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138879

  52. Die Verwandlung [Metamorphosis].
    KAFKA, Franz. Die Verwandlung [Metamorphosis].

    Leipzig : 1915

    First edition, first printing. The first of Kafka's masterpieces was issued both in boards and, as here, in wrappers. Sales were unimpressive; after a year or so the numerous unsold copies were stamped on the title pages with the official stamp of the German censors. This copy has no stamp to the title page and is therefore of the original issue.

    With... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138328

  53. Promena. (Metamorphosis.)
    KAFKA, Franz; COESTER, Otto (illus.) Promena. (Metamorphosis.)

    Moravia : April 1929

    Suite of illustrations for the first Czech edition, number 97 of 120 copies only, signed by the illustrator on the half-title in pencil and printed by the Graphic Union in Prague under the supervision of Josef Capek. The illustrations were drawn by Coester in 1927 and are the first to be created for Kafka's masterpiece. The illustration of The Metamorphosis... Learn More

    Stock Code: 140159

  54. Nights of the Round Table.
    LAWRENCE, Margery. Nights of the Round Table.

    London : [1926]

    First edition, first impression, of Lawrence's first collection of horror stories. The collection was reviewed at the time as "a remarkable compendium, exhibiting considerable sensitivity to the methods and concerns which were to remain central to the tradition of the English supernatural short story long after 1926" (Orlando). Margery Lawrence (1889-1969)... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139274

  55. The Left Hand of Darkness.
    LE GUIN, Ursula K. The Left Hand of Darkness.

    New York : 1969

    First edition, first printing, signed by Le Guin on the title page, of this important exploration of gender and the true nature of love. This Ace paperback edition precedes Walker's hardback that came out later in the same year. This science fiction classic was Le Guin's first major success, and a pioneering text in the field of feminist science fiction.

    Part... Learn More

    Stock Code: 140212

  56. Rocannon's World; Planet of Exile; and City of Illusions.
    LE GUIN, Ursula K. Rocannon's World; Planet of Exile; and City of Illusions.

    New York : 1966, 1966, 1967

    First editions, first printings, of Le Guins's first three book publications, each copy inscribed on the title page to the same family: "For Patrick Christopher also a first born and his parents Ursula K. Le Guin, 1987"; "For Celia, Greg, & Patrick Christopher with best wishes, Ursula K. Le Guin, 1987"; and "For Patrick Christopher, Celia, + Greg,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139753

  57. Earthsea.
    LE GUIN, Ursula K. Earthsea.

    London : 1977

    First omnibus edition, first impression, of the Earthsea trilogy, one of the most beloved fantasy series of the 20th century. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Richard Frahm, Ursula Le Guin".

    Le Guin first explored the world of Earthsea in her 1964 short story "The World of Unbinding", and the three main novels were first published... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138002

  58. Tales of Wonder.
    LEWIS, M. G. Tales of Wonder.

    London : 1801

    First edition, this copy in a handsome contemporary binding and somewhat later gifted by Lord Chandos Leigh (17911850), poet and school-friend of Lord Byron, to his nephew Frederick Leigh Colvile (18191886), author, antiquary, and Warwickshire vicar. The book has the recipient's bookplate and is inscribed, "from my uncle Chandos Leigh".

    This... Learn More

    Stock Code: 121349

  59. A Voyage to Arcturus.
    LINDSAY, David. A Voyage to Arcturus.

    London : 1920

    First edition, first impression, of this "remarkable work". The first edition of Lindsay's classic novel was printed in a run of 1,250 copies, with around 500 to 600 copies released in the first issue binding as here, with gilt lettering and ruling to spine (Bleiler). Lindsay's most famous and influential work, A Voyage to Arcturus is "a metaphysical... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139374

  60. Devil's Tor.
    LINDSAY, David. Devil's Tor.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression, of Lindsay's magnum opus, the fifth and final novel published in his lifetime. In Devil's Tor, "the central characters realise that they are the last representatives of an ancient spiritual force which must renew itself through their marriage. Lindsay here subverts the reader's novelistic expectations by revealing... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136486

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