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I recently got in three interesting trim-sized chapbooks, two hardback and two signed:
One other thing these have in common: I’ll have copies for all three available through Lame Excuse Books (inquire if you want one).
I saw grand old British bookseller/publisher/bibliographer George Locke at the London Worldcon. George has been book hunting and dealing in the field longer than I’ve been collecting, and has written a number of important bibliographies in the field, of which the three volume Spectrum of Fantasy set and Voyages in Space: a Bibliography of Interplanetary Fiction, 1801-1914 are perhaps the best known.
George has just published two books of genre bibliographic material, in editions of a mere 50 (!) copies each which, with a little prodding and discounting, he convinced me to pick up.
I paid £100 for the pair (a show special, since I believe George is selling them at £65 each).
If you’re looking to pick one or both of these up, you’ll probably have to contact George directly:
27 Beechcroft Road
London, SW27 7BX
020 8767 0029
george_locke at hotmail.com
Since Ian McDonald was Guest of Honor at the most recent Armadillocon, I picked up his hree latest books there and got him to sign the rest.
I picked this up before Armadillocon through one of Half Price Books’ coupon sales:
Farmer, Philip Jose. Down in the Black Gang. Signet, 1971. First paperback edition (Currey says the SFBC hardback, which I also have, precedes), a Very Good+ copy with faint spine creasing, very slight spine lean, edgewear, and darkening to pages. Inscribed by Farmer to Bruce Sterling.
I thought that was a nice association copy to pick up for $12…
Three more books from L. W. Currey’s $10 sale:
Three more items from L. W. Currey’s $10 sale, all art books (for certain values of the word “book”):
Two more books from L. W. Currey’s $10 sale:
Just another random roundup of signed books, three from L.W. Currey’s $10 sale (more about which Real Soon), and one from eBay.
Why both De Camp and Leiber seem thoroughly out of fashion these days is an essay for another day…
Here’s all the books I added to my professional science fiction library over the first half of the year. All these are Fine first edition hardbacks in Fine dust jackets unless otherwise noted.
Bought in a lot with: