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Truth in Fiction. Twelve Tales With A Moral., Carus (Paul)
61 Carus (Paul) Truth in Fiction. Twelve Tales With A Moral.
Chicago: Open Court, 1893. First edition. cat40a 
White cloth designed and lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Corners bumped, some mottling and soiling of cloth; about very good. An uncommon collection of fables and short tales. Wright III: 932. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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Marshfield the Observer & The Death-Dance. Studies of Character & Action., Castle (Egerton)
62 Castle (Egerton) Marshfield the Observer & The Death-Dance. Studies of Character & Action.
cat40a 
Chicago & NY: Herbert S. Stone, 1900. First American edition. Grey decorative boards designed in dark blue & white, dark blue cloth spine lettered in white. Light edge wear, but a bright & attractive copy, better than usual. This American edition precedes the British edition. Kramer 248. Five cases of Marshfield, and a further story: The Death Dance. 
Price: 50.00 CAD
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Marshfield the Observer And the Death-Dance. Studies of Character & Action., Castle (Egerton)
63 Castle (Egerton) Marshfield the Observer And the Death-Dance. Studies of Character & Action.
cat40a 
London: Macmillan, 1900. First British edition. Red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Title page printed in black & red. Ads at rear are dated Autumn, 1900. Some foxing to end papers, a bit worn along rear hinge; in general a bright, very good copy, quite attractive. The American edition precedes this British edition (see Kramer 248). Five cases of Marshfield, and a further story: The Death Dance. 
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Essays in Imitation., Cecil (Algernon)
64 Cecil (Algernon) Essays in Imitation.
London: Murray, 1910. First edition. 
Blue cloth, designed and lettered in silver. Ownership inscription from 1911, corners bumped, light scattered foxing, a clean very good copy. Essays parodying Carlyle, Swift, and Lamb, including Gulliver Redivivus, which takes place in the 27th century. 
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The Dark Man., Chetwynd-Hayes (Ronald)
65 Chetwynd-Hayes (Ronald) The Dark Man.
London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1964. First edition. 
Green boards, spine lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription on the front end paper, a few smudges to rear board, a clean very good copy in the pictorial dust jacket, a bit chipped at edges. Supernatural novel in which a man is periodically possessed by a malevolent spirit. 
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An Excerpt from The Return of Merlin., Chopra (Deepak)
66 Chopra (Deepak) An Excerpt from The Return of Merlin.
cat40a 
NY: Harmony Books, (1994). Pictorial wrappers, stapled. A few small spots, but fine. This is a 32-page booklet, an advance promotional excerpt from the novel, printing the first 3 chapters. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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John Whopper The Newsboy. With Illustrations., Clark (Thomas March)
67 Clark (Thomas March) John Whopper The Newsboy. With Illustrations.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. First edition. 
Brown pictorial cloth stamped in gilt. Yellow end papers. 128pp. Inner rear hinge cracking, light fraying to spine ends, and moderate shelf wear; a decent, very good copy. A short, comic SF tale of a newsboy's trip through the Earth to China, and a visit to the North Pole. Wright II: 536. Bleiler: SF: The Early Years, 424, referring to the book as "A minor classic of Victorian children's literature..." Published anonymously. An attributed edition was published by Page in 1903. 
Price: 150.00 CAD
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The Captain of the "Mary Rose." A Tale of To-morrow. Illustrated by The Chevalier Edouardo De Martino and Fred T. Jane., Clowes (W. Laird)
68 Clowes (W. Laird) The Captain of the "Mary Rose." A Tale of To-morrow. Illustrated by The Chevalier Edouardo De Martino and Fred T. Jane.
cat40a 
London: Thacker/Calcutta: Thacker, Spink, 1898. Seventh Edition. Large format. Blue pictorial cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front cover designed and lettered in black and red. Frontispiece & 54 illustrations. Some rubbing of cloth and a bit of wear to corners, a bright very good copy. The first edition was published by Tower in 1892. Naval war in the future between England and France. 
Price: 90.00 CAD
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From Place to Place., Cobb (Irvin S.)
69 Cobb (Irvin S.) From Place to Place.
cat40a 
NY: Doran, (1920). First edition. Dark green cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black. Some bubbling of cloth at outer back cover (damptruck), but a nice bright copy in a good pictorial dust jacket; the jacket is splitting along the folds, has a chip from the lower rear panel and some shallow chipping to spine ends, but is really quite attractive. A collection of short stories, at least one is supernatural. See Bleiler: Guide to Supernatural Fiction, 383. 
Price: 65.00 CAD
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The Emigrants. An Allegory: or, Christians vs. The World., Cochran (Wesley)
70 Cochran (Wesley) The Emigrants. An Allegory: or, Christians vs. The World.
cat40a 
Auburn: Moses, 1854. First edition. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, spine designed and lettered in gilt. Pale green end papers. Some fading of spine, some wear to the top of the spine, brown paper remnants pasted to end papers, ink library stamps on a number of pages; a very good copy in general. Wright II: 587. Wright also cites a New York edition of 1854, but all copies of the New York edition which we have examined have had a frontispiece, and an extra "Introduction to the Illustrated Edition" dated 1859. We believe that the first edition had no frontispiece (there is no evidence of one in this copy), and that the New York copies, though retaining the 1854 date on the title page, are in fact an 1859 reissue with a frontispiece. An allegory after the fashion of Bunyan, with states called No-Faith and Formality, and place names such as Wrecking Place, Philosopher's Valley, and False-Hope Mountain. An uncommon book. 
Price: 150.00 CAD
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His Monkey Wife or, Married to a Chimp., Collier (John)
71 Collier (John) His Monkey Wife or, Married to a Chimp.
Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1931. Continental edition. 
Tan wrappers, ruled in red & lettered in black. Copyright Edition. Issued as Collection of British And American Authors Vol. 4994. Darkening of spine and edges, but a nice clean copy. The author's first book, first published in the UK in 1930. 
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The Frozen Deep, Collins (Wilkie)
72 Collins (Wilkie) The Frozen Deep
cat40a 
Boston: Gill, 1875. First American edition. Brown pictorial cloth designed in black and gilt. Yellow coated end papers. Frontispiece & two (of 3) inserted plates. Corner clipped from one leaf near the back (not affecting text), a bit leaned, soiling to margins of a few leaves, very good otherwise. This copy has only the frontispiece and two illustrations by Alfred Fredericks, facing pages 57 and 177; it is missing the plate which faces page 45. Sadleir 591a. Offered with all faults. 
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The Curse of Intellect. [Issued anonymously]., Constable (Frank Chalice)
73 Constable (Frank Chalice) The Curse of Intellect. [Issued anonymously].
cat40a 
Bosron: Roberts Brothers/Edinburgh & London: Blackwood, 1895. First American edition, using the sheets of the UK edition. Roberts Brothers imprint at base of spine. Mustard cloth ruled and lettered in black. Small ownership and signature in the front, chipped at the top of the spine and, less so, at the base; light wear to edges and a bit of dust soiling, a clean very good copy generally. Locke: A Spectrum of Fantasy: page 13: "Biological science fantasy of a large monkey which is taught to think and to participate in human society; part two (of three) comprises the beasts written autobiography." Thought to have influenced THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU by Wells. 
Price: 125.00 CAD
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THE MONIKINS. A TALE. By the Author of "The Spy," "The Pilot," &c. In Three Volumes., Cooper (James Fenimore)
74 Cooper (James Fenimore) THE MONIKINS. A TALE. By the Author of "The Spy," "The Pilot," &c. In Three Volumes.
London: Bentley, 1835. First edition. cat40a 
Three Volumes. 19th century half-calf & green mottled boards. Quite worn at edges and joints, upper covers detached from volumes 1 and 3, chip from the base of the spine on volume 1, the gilt spine lettering is no longer legible; a sound very good set otherwise. Not issued with half-titles. See BAL 3867. A satirical novel about a race of monkeys near the South Pole. Bleiler: Science-Fiction: The Early Years: 481. 
Price: 150.00 CAD
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The Monikins. Illustrated from Drawings by F.O.C. Darley., Cooper (James Fenimore)
75 Cooper (James Fenimore) The Monikins. Illustrated from Drawings by F.O.C. Darley.
cat40a 
NY: Townsend, 1860. Brown pebbled cloth, covers stamped in blind, front cover designed in gilt, spine designed and lettered in gilt. Yellow coated end papers. Engraved frontispiece and extra engraved title page; illustrated with occasional drawings by Darley throughout. This is a volume from the collected works of Cooper, with COOPER'S NOVELS on the spine. Small ownership label on front end paper, a bit of rubbing to cloth, but a very bright and attractive copy. The first edition was published in London in three volumes, 1835. A satirical novel about a race of monkeys near the South Pole. Bleiler: Science-Fiction: The Early Years: 481. 
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The Impeachment of President Israels. Illustrated., Copley (Frank B.)
76 Copley (Frank B.) The Impeachment of President Israels. Illustrated.
cat40a 
NY: Macmillan, 1913. First edition. Gray decorative cloth, lettered in gilt. Frontispiece and two inserted plates. Discoloration to back cover, some foxing, very good otherwise. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front fly leaf. A future war novel. Anatomy of Wonder (1976): 2-48. 
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Travels in the Interior or, The Wonderful Adventures of Luke and Belinda. Edited by A London Physician. With Illustrations by Harry Furniss and Original Scientific Drawings by L.T.C., Courteney (Luke Theophilus) [pseudonym of A.T. Schofield].
77 Courteney (Luke Theophilus) [pseudonym of A.T. Schofield]. Travels in the Interior or, The Wonderful Adventures of Luke and Belinda. Edited by A London Physician. With Illustrations by Harry Furniss and Original Scientific Drawings by L.T.C.
London: Ward and Downey, 1887. First edition. cat40a 
Red cloth designed and lettered in black and gilt. Beveled edges. Floral patterned end papers. Front end paper frayed at bottom and reattached, glue repairs to inner hinges, an attractive very good copy. Luke and Belinda are shrunk to tiny size, and travel through the human body. 
Price: 100.00 CAD
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Breakthrough. A Novel., Cowper (Richard) (pseudonym of John Middleton Murry).
78 Cowper (Richard) (pseudonym of John Middleton Murry). Breakthrough. A Novel.
cat40a 
London: Dobson, (1967). First edition. Black boards, spine lettered in silver. A bit of yellow spotting to page edges and front end papers, but fine in a slightly rubbed dust jacket, the price corner clipped. 
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The Story of Pepita and Corindo. Illustrated by Richard Salvucci., Cowper (Richard) (pseudonym of John Middleton Murry).
79 Cowper (Richard) (pseudonym of John Middleton Murry). The Story of Pepita and Corindo. Illustrated by Richard Salvucci.
New Castle, Virginia: Cheap Street, (1982). First edition. cat40a 
Original light green wrappers printed in dark green. Limited to 200 copies, of which this is one of 99 'Ordinary' copies, signed by Cowper on an inserted plate. Fine in the original envelope, which shows light wear. 
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The Web of Magi and other stories. [Cover title: The Web of the Magi]., Cowper (Richard) (pseudonym of John Middleton Murry).
80 Cowper (Richard) (pseudonym of John Middleton Murry). The Web of Magi and other stories. [Cover title: The Web of the Magi].
London: Gollancz, 1980. 
Advance uncorrected proof of the first edition. Printed wrappers. Some fading at spine and edges, fine otherwise. Four novelettes. 
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