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Library Additions: Two Jack Vance Books

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

I bought a lot of Jack Vance books from an Australian book auction. I’ll be selling the rest of the books from the lot in the next Lame Excuse Books catalog, but here are the two books from the lot that are going in my own library:

  • Vance, Jack. Cugal’s Saga. Timescape, 1983. First edition, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Third book in the Dying Earth series (or fourth, if you count Michael Shea’s A Quest for Simbilis). Hewett, A71. Preceded the Underwood/Miller limited edition by six months.
  • Vance, Jack. The Houses of Iszm Underwood/Miller, 1983. First hardback edition, one of 482 trade copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Hewett, A12h.
  • Book Acquisitions: Jack Vance’s The Seventeen Virgins & The Bagful of Dreams

    Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

    A science fiction bookdealer I know had some sudden veterinarian bills he had to take care of, so he let me pick up a fairly rare Jack Vance item as part of a cash-and-trade deal:

    Vance, Jack. The Seventeen Virgins & The Bagful of Dreams. Underwood/Miller, 1979. One of only 111 signed hardback copies, a Fine- copy with a tiny bump to bottom front boards in a Fine dust jacket. Hewett A58b and A59b. Two Cugel the Cleaver stories. Originally published as two separate chapbooks in editions of 600 each, this hardback was done from those sets of sheets, and is probably the smallest hardback print run for any Vance book.

    Discounting the Vance Integral Edition (for which there are actually more sets available) and some odd variant states (like presentation and lettered copies) this is probably the single hardest Vance hardback to find.