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:
  • Foundation [together with] Foundation and Empire [together with] Second Foundation

    By Isaac Asimov

    Our Price: $5,000.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112431872
    • Publisher: Gnome Press
    • Published: 1951, 1952, 1953
    (1951, 1952, 1953). 3 volumes. 8vo. 1st editions. Foundation and Second Foundation INSCRIBED by Asimov. Some bumping and fraying to ends of spines of Foundation and Second Foundation. Toning to leaves throughout set. Rubbing and edgewear to Foundation dust jacket, with chipping to ends of creased spine. Tape repairs to panels and flaps of d.j. of Foundation with damp staining to verso. Edgewear to rubbed and darkened d.j. of Second Foundation with chipping to spine ends and some dampstaining to verso. Some edgewear to slightly rubbed d.j. of Foundation and Empire. VG/VG. 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/--.
  • Double Star

    By Robert A. Heinlein

    Our Price: $2,000.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111682169
    • Publisher: Doubleday & Company
    • Published: 1956
    8vo. 1st edition. Winner of the Hugo Award. Mild bumping and rubbing to spine ends and corners. A few tiny spots of soiling to edges of textblock, with minor spattered staining near fore-margin of pp.154-159. Slight offsetting to endpapers. Mild rubbing to dust jacket overall, with several very small closed tears and creases to edges, and tiny chips at extremities. Slight fading to yellow on d.j. spine. VG/VG.
  • (1950-1957). 7 volumes. 8vo. 1st edition of seven books published by Gnome Press. General shelfwear with a few instances of spotstaining to cloth of all volumes. Some creasing and small chips to d.j. spine ends of 3 volumes. Minor discoloration and rubbing to four volumes. Darkening to leaves of 'Tales of Conan' and 'The Return of Conan'. Foxing to endpapers. Otherwise, bright copies. VG/VG. THE SET: Now immortalized in comics, films, video games, and television series, Conan the Barbarian first became a hulking figure of sword and sorcery when Robert E. Howard’s stories appeared in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in the 1930s. Following Howard’s 1936 suicide, however, he might easily have sunk into obscurity with so much of the rest of the genre. Fortunately, Gnome Press revived and preserved the heroic icon. Under the guidance of sci-fi author L. Sprague de Camp, the stories were edited, revised, and collected in this seven-volume set. Published 1950-1957, this is a complete set of first editions.
  • 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 Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus

    By Clive Barker

    Our Price: $600.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111898720
    • Publisher: Bad Moon Books
    • Published: 2009
    (Anaheim, CA). (2009). 8vo. LIMITED SIGNED 1st EDITION, one of 26 lettered copies (this copy 'Z'), SIGNED by Barker, Wilson, and Kirk (with a small drawing of a bird). Bound in full faux alligator and housed in cloth clamshell box. Minimal bowing to boards. Negligible rubbing to clamshell. Clean, bright, tight copy. NF in NF clamshell.
  • 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.
  • The Return of the King

    By J.R.R. Tolkien

    Our Price: $600.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499820959
    • Published: 1956
    8vo. 1st American ed. Hammond A5b.iii. With folding map to rear pastedown. Soiling to edges of leaves. Sticker to top margins of front pasteown with sticker ghost and P.O. signature to f.f.e.p. Light leaning to spine. Bumping to boards with light fraying to spine ends. Shelfwear to light soiled and toned d.j. with chipping to spine ends and closed tearing to top margins of rear panel. Price clipped to front flap. Sticker ghost to head of spine on verso of d.j. VG/VG.
  • 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.
  • Ian Fleming's James Bond in License to Kill

    By John Gardner

    Our Price: $475.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112553468
    • Publisher: The Armchair Detective Library
    • Published: 1990
    (New York). (1990). 8vo. LIMITED SIGNED EDITION. One of 26 copies (of 126 total). This presentation copy marked 'C,' SIGNED by Gardner on tipped in leaf. Bright, clean copy. Some rubbing and bumping to slipcase. NF in VG slipcase.