Mystery & Science Fiction

Mystery & Science Fiction


  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [together with] The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

    By Arthur Conan Doyle

    Our Price: $15,000.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111889438
    • Publisher: George Newnes Ltd.
    • Published: 1892 / 1894
    2 volumes. 8vo. 1st editions, earliest issues of both books. With ownership signatures of 'Barnaby Ross' and 'Ellery Queen' on half title of each volume, dated 1940. In original cloth, lightly soiled and rubbed. Minor wear to hinges. Small tear to corner of f.f.e.p. of 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'. Previous owner's ink stamp to front pastedown of 'Memoirs'; additional ownership signature to half title of 'Adventures'. Housed in custom clamshell box, quarter leather over blue cloth. VG in VG box. THE SET:
  • The Thinking Machine on the Case

    By Jacques Futrelle

    Our Price: $3,000.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112040555
    • Publisher: New York
    • Published: 1908
    8vo. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by Futrelle to writer Karl Edwin Harriman. Some darkening and edgewear to cloth, mostly affecting lightly cocked spine. Rubbing to stamped title and portrait. Front hinge cracked. Some toning to leaves; minuscule notation in ink to rear pastedown. As noted in Queen's Quorum 38, a scarce title, much more so inscribed. VG/--.
  • A Voyage to Arcturus

    By David Lindsay

    Our Price: $1,500.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111651899
    • Publisher: Methuen & Co.
    • Published: 1920
    (1920). 8vo. 1st edition, 1st binding, earliest issue with undated advertisements. Light bumping and minor fading to spine. Corners and edges of boards gently bumped, with some minor bubbling and staining to cloth. Scattered and mild foxing to leaves, with stain to upper margin of p. 1. Lacking scarce jacket. VG/--
  • The Puppet Masters

    By Robert Heinlein

    Our Price: $1,500.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111620703
    • Publisher: Doubleday & Company
    • Published: 1951
    8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper, with a false start above. Minor bumping to spine ends. Light toning to leaves. Dust jacket bright and clean, with slight toning to spine and a touch of chipping at spine ends. Slight wear to edges, trace soiling to rear panel. In additional book club edition jacket, which has served to protect original jacket (and is also in nice condition). From the collection of Stanley Simon. NF/NF.
  • [Signed Letter from H.G. Wells to Fisher Unwin]

    By H.G. Wells

    Our Price: $1,250.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • ISBN-13: 9789111880176
    • Publisher: N.P.
    • Published: December 1904
    Single sheet measuring 22.7 x 17.7 cm (11.4 x 17.7 cm folded). Autograph letter SIGNED (ALs) dated December 8, 1904 from Wells to his publisher Fisher Unwin, offering a curt literary assessment of a Ms. MacAdam, 'She'll do', and joking about fees offered. Abrasion along center fold, seemingly the result of adhesive residue. Mild horizontal creases from having been twice folded at one time. VG.
  • The Purple Sapphire

    By John Taine

    Our Price: $1,100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111333818
    • Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Company
    • Published: 1924
    8vo. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by Taine to Forrest J. Ackerman, unsigned. With Ackerman's Library 'A' affixed to upper spine of d.j. Bowing and slight warping to toned boards. Bumping to spine ends. Toning to spine. Heavy chipping to d.j. spine ends, fore-corners, and head of rear d.j. panel. Tears to joints with some re-enforcement with tape to d.j. verso. Toning to d.j. spine. VG/Good.
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    By Arthur C. Clarke

    Our Price: $1,000.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112431346
    • Publisher: The New American Library
    • Published: 1968
    (New York). (1968). 8vo. 1st edition. Bookplate SIGNED by Clarke and SIGNED photograph of Clarke laid in. Light shelfwear to slightly toned edges of boards. Gentle bumping to spine ends. Some toning to leaves. Gift inscription inked to verso of f.f.e.p. Previous owner's name inked to half title. Some edgewear to toned and rubbed dust jacket. Three small closed tears to upper margin of front panel of d.j. Previous owner's selling price inked to front flap of d.j. VG/VG.
  • Glory Road

    By Robert A. Heinlein

    Our Price: $850.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111530026
    • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
    • Published: 1963
    (1963). 8vo. 1st edition. General rubbing to extremities, particularly front board with some bumping to head and tail of spine. Green top stain. Hairline crack to front hinge. Mild rubbing to f.f.e.p. Slight bumping to edges of d.j., particularly head of spine. Price clip to front flap of d.j. VG/VG.
  • The Purple Cloud

    By M.P. Shiel

    Our Price: $600.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112060324
    • Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd
    • Published: 1929
    8vo. Later Uniform edition with revised text. With author's ownership signature, as well the initials, FA, of John Gansworth [Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong], and with Realm of Redonda bookplate on front pastedown. Light soiling and edgewear to boards, with a bit of fraying to spine ends. Foxing to edges of leaves and to endpapers. Dust jacket quite worn, with chipping to extremities; lacking most of spine. VG/Good.
  • Still Dead

    By Ronald A. Knox

    Our Price: $500.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111772617
    • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
    • Published: 1934
    (Great Britain). (1934). 8vo. 1st edition. Lean to spine with crease down length. Light soiling to edges of textblock. Rubbing and wear to margins of boards. Rubbing with toning and soiling to d.j. Some chipping to d.j., especially spine with several miniscule closed tears throughout. VG/VG.
  • Planet of the Apes

    By Pierre Boulle

    Our Price: $450.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781399078849
    • Publisher: The Vanguard Press, Inc.
    • Published: N.D.
    8vo. 1st American edition; 1st edition in English. Bumping to spine ends and forecorners of somewhat rubbed boards. Light glue residue to rear joint. Toning to leaves and text block. Mild wear and minor bumping to margins of somewhat rubbed dust jacket with some fading to spine. Small closed tear to lower margin of spine of d.j. VG/VG.
  • Dianetics : The Modern Science of Mental Health - A Handbook of Dianetic Therapy

    By L. Ron Hubbard

    Our Price: $400.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Hermitage House
    • Published: 1950
    (1950). 8vo. 1st edition. Minor toning and soiling to boards, with minor adhesive residue near tail edge. Light bumping to spine ends and corners. Toning to endpapers and edges of textblock. Minor yellowing to leaves throughout. Previous owner's name inked to top of front free endpaper. Light toning and faint rippling to dust jacket, with two short closed tear at head of spine. Light soiling and staining to d.j. rear panel. VG/VG.
  • The Star Beast

    By Robert A. Heinlein

    Our Price: $375.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112431506
    • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
    • Published: 1954
    8vo. 1st edition. Minor fraying to bottom of cloth spine. Some toning to extremities of textblock, with a few instances of soiling to fore-edge. Small chips and closed tears to spine ends and corners of dust-soiled d.j., with toning to extremities. Rubbing to d.j. folds, toning to verso. VG/VG.
  • Tunnel in the Sky

    By Robert A. Heinlein

    Our Price: $375.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112431780
    • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
    • Published: 1955
    (1955). 8vo. 1st edition. Some bumping to ends of slighlty faded spine. Some fading to lower margins of boards with light darkening to upper margins of boards. Toning to text block with spots of foxing throughout. Edgewear and minor creasing to somewhat rubbed dust jacket. Vertical crease to spine of d.j. Corner tear to rear flap of d.j. VG/VG.
  • Moon of Mutiny

    By Lester del Rey

    Our Price: $350.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111170147
    • Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
    • Published: 1961
    (1961). 8vo. 1st edition. Light spotting to boards, and a bit of fading to spine. Binding clean and tight. Small tear to front d.j. joint and some associated creasing. Slight edgewear to panels. Spine somewhat faded. Lovely, bright copy. VG/VG.