After quite a while resting on my more or less laurels (past listings) it's time to get a move on and put up some more listings. My goal is five books every day from now on. This should be achievable, but not according to my past performance.

These books get listed in three places: on Amazon, Biblio, and Half. Books without ISBNs (older books) generally will not be listed on half. My prices might vary between these three places. Amazon and Half tell me competing prices, so I peg mine on them. Thus, if the lowest price for Deadly Percheron is $98 on Amazon, I might peg mine at $95. If it weren't my only copy maybe I'd be more reasonable. In fact, I think my Biblio listing is more reasonable.

Going forward (and possibly backward), links to titles of books will send you to the main Amazon listing. My listing will be somewhere amidst the other maybe 237 listings. This is where my photo of the book can be seen, which will probably be a better one than the one Amazon features. Half doesn't let me attach my own photo—at least I don't think it does. Photos are also at biblio. Lots of older listings still don't have photos. Nor updated prices.

I've been lousy at selling direct via email. Sorry about that, if you've tried me. Listing through the major portals keeps me honest—also prompt and reliable.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

05/27/07 SUN:
---Box of used--carefully used--books catalogued:
  • Abbott. Edwin A. FLATLAND: A Romance of Many Dimensions, Barnes & Noble, '6th(86), (reprints 1963 revised 5th edn), vg (no dust jacket) $12
  • Ackerman, Forrest J & Jean Stine (eds) REEL FUTURE: The Stories That Inspired 16 Classic Science Fiction Movies, Barnes & Noble '94, 1st, (including 2001 - A Space Odyssey, The DAy the Earth Stood Still, The Fly, Total Recall, and Re-Animator; 538 pages), vg-f in dj 7.50
  • Betancourt, John Gregory PLAYING IN WONDERLAND, Wildside '94, 1st edn, #63 of 126 SIGNED copies, (five stories that travel to the heart of imagination, to the realms wherein the sense of wonder that initiially captivates science fiction readers can be found...), vg-f in dj 14.00
  • Bradbury, Ray THE ILLUSTRATED MAN, Avon, 6/97, 1st thus, (new intro by author), vg-f in dj $10
  • Cady, Jack THE BURNING & Other Stories, Iowa ('72), (1st), SIGNED by author, (The Winner of the 1972 Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction book), vg-f in dj 30.00
  • Campbell, John W. CLOAK OF AESIR, Hyperion Classics of Science Fiction '76, (photo-reprint of 1952 Shasta edition), vg+ no dj 25.00
  • Campbell, John W. WHO GOES THERE?, Hyperion Classics of Science Fiction '76, (photo-reprint of 1948 Shasta edition), vg-f no dj (as issued?) 50.00
  • Campbell, Ramsey (ed) UNCANNY BANQUET, Little Brown (UK) '92, 1st, (Great Tales of the Supernatural), vg+ in dj 25.00
  • Clarke, Arthur C. THE SENTINEL: The Story That Inspired 2001: A Space Odyssey and Other Masterworks of Science Fiction, Barnes & Noble '96, 1st thus, (nine magnificent stories; boasts ten plates by the noted artist Lebbeus Woods, along with a delightful and intimate introduction by the author), vg-f in dj 8.00
  • Conrad, Peter THE HITCHCOCK MURDERS, Faber & Faber, 2nd, (sets out to analyze the nature of Alfred Hitchcock’s appeal), vg+ in dj 6.00
  • Cramer, Kathryn & David G. Hartwell (eds) CHRISTMAS GHOSTS, Arbor House '87, 1st, (Seventeen Great Ghost Stories in the Christmas Tradition), vg-f in dj 8.00
  • Cramer, Kathryn & David G. Hartwell (eds) SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS: Twenty Other-Worldly Tales, Wynwood '89, (1st), (from a lesser-known story of Charles Dickens’ to newly commissioned contemporary tales, a holiday collection that will delight old and young every Christmas season), vg-f in dj 9.00
  • Cramer, Kathryn & Peter D. Pautz (eds) THE ARCHITECTURE OF FEAR, Arbor House '87, 1st, (14 new horror tales; Dean R. Koontz, Gene Wolfe, Joyce Carol Oates, Charles L. Grant, Ramsey Campbell, Skipp & Spector - and others), vg-f in dj 10.00
  • Davidson, Avram THE REDWARD EDWARD PAPERS, Doubleday '78, ist edn, (Tales of the Fantastic from the Imagination of Avram Davidson; title novella makes its first appearance here; Michael Kurland foreword; Randall Garrett intro; afterword by author), remainder speckling, vg+ in dj $10
  • Gorey, Edward THE DOUBTFUL GUEST, Dodd Mead '78, 1st printing of this reissue, (originally published in 1957 in a limited edition), vg+ (pictorial boards) 10.00
  • Hodgson, William Hope THE BOATS OF THE "GLEN CARRIG", Hyperion Classics of Science Fiction '76, (photo-reprint of 1920 Holden & Hardingham edition), vg-f no dj (as issued?) 50.00
  • Hodgson, William Hope THE GHOST PIRATES, Hyperion Classics of Science Fiction '76, (photo-reprint of 1909 Stanley Paul edn), vg-f n dj (as issued?) $50
  • Hodgson, William Hope THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND, Hyperion Classics of Science Fiction '76, (photo-reprint of 1908 Chapman & Hall edition), vg+ no dj (as issued?) 75.00
  • Leinster, Murray THE FORGOTTEN PLANET, Crown SF Classics '84, 1st thus, (Volume 6 in series; first published in 1954; Zebrowski intro; Asimov foreword). vg-f in dj 8.50
  • Marlowe, Stephen THE LIGHTHOUSE AT THE END OF THE WORLD, Dutton, 10/95, 1st, (historical fact and astonishing imagination combine in this novel about Edgar Allan Poe), vg-f in dj 7.50
  • Morrell, David CREEPERS, CDS, 2nd, (thriller), vg-f in dj 8.00
  • Schechter, Harold THE MASQUE OF RED DEATH, Ballantine, 8/04, 1st edn, (An Edgar Allan Poe Mystery; author's third EAP novel), vg-f in dj 9.00
misc. softcovers:
  • Belzer, Richard UFOs, JFK, AND ELVIS: Conspiracies You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Believe, Dove Audio ('99), (unabridged selections; straight answers from legendary stand-up comedian), 2 digitally mastered cassettes, ? (probably fine) $4
  • Pickover, Clifford A. TIME: A Traveler's Guide, Oxford University Press, 4th, (takes readers to the forefront of science as author illuminates the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe--time itself), vg-f 7.50
  • HarperTorch 85398 Pratchett, Terry & Neil Gaiman GOOD OMENS, 2nd, (Tne Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch; The Apocalypse has never been funnier), vg-f 4.00

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

05/23/07 WED:
---I can’t believe it has taken so long, but here is the latest mmpb cataloguings for perhaps package inserting:
14 • • NEW ARRIVALS (& re-arrivals): 6/15/20—5/23/2007 • •
  • Avn S 380 Alter, Robert Edmond PATH TO SAVAGERY, 1/69, (orig; survivors of the great war), fr-g 2.00
  • Signet T4250 Anderson, Poul A CIRCUS OF HELLS, 5/70, (orig; Flandry), g-vg 3.00
  • Signet T4780 Anderson, Poul THE BYWORLDER, 9/71, (orig), vg 4.00
  • Signet Q5479 Anderson, Poul THE PEOPLE OF THE WIND, 5/73, (orig; universal war!), vg+ 3.00
  • Signet Q5713 Anderson, Poul THE QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS and Other Stories, 9/73, (orig), vg-f 5.00
  • Belmont 646 Anonymous (ed) NOW & BEYOND: Eight Great Science Fiction Adventures, 9/65, (orig; Philip K. Dick, Robert Silverberg, Eric Frank Russell, Lester Del Rey, M.C. Pease, Frederik Pohl, George H. Smith), vg $2; vg+ $3; vg-f 4.00
  • Signet 21724 Asaro, Catherine (ed) IRRESISTIBLE FORCES, 1/06, (OA; romantic SF), new 7.99
  • Faw Cr 20411 Asimov, Isaac MURDER AT THE ABA, 6/77 (Canadian printing), (tale of murder in the publishing world), vg-f 4.00
  • Lancer 74721 Barrett, Neal, Jr. THE LEAVES OF TIME, ('71), (orig), vg $4; vg+ 5.00
  • Ace pb 20565 Bayley, Barrington J. EMPIRE OF TWO WORLDS, ('72), (orig), vg+ $3; vg-f 4.00
  • Del Rey 27627 Beagle, Peter S. A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE, 7th(1/78), (Wildly Splendorous Novel of Love and Lost Chances), g 2.00
  • Belmont 627 Binder, Eando ANTON YORK, IMMORTAL, 5/65, (This is a novel of the last world; Do you want to be immortal?), vg+ 2.50
  • Dell 675 Brean, Herbert HARDLY A MAN IS NOW ALIVE, nd, (mystery), g 3.50
  • Gollancz 07627 Brosnan, John MOTHERSHIP, '05, (deep-space SF), vg-f 6.00
  • Ace pbk 01320 Buckner, M.M. WAR SURF, 9/05, (orig; PKD Award winner), new 7.99
  • Pyramid G339 Budrys, Algis WHO?, '58, (orig; cold war SF spy story), p-fr 2.00
  • Corgi 10085 Bulmer, Kenneth (ed) NEW WRITINGS IN SF.25, '76, (OA), vg+ 3.00
  • Avn S 345 Carnell, John (ed) WEIRD SHADOWS FROM BEYOND, 4/69, vg 3.00
  • Avn G- 1178 Collins, Charles M. (ed) FRIGHT, 3rd(10/65), (Six tales of the unknown, calculated to induce fright), g (nick taken out of corner of front cover) 1.50
  • Pocket Star 8073 Cox, Greg UNDERWORLD: Evolution, 1/06, (orig; movie novelization; the war is over, but the true horror has only just begun....), vg-f 3.00
  • Pinnacle 00507 Derleth, August THE CHRONICLES OF SOLAR PONS, 12/74, (#2 in series), vg+ 4.00
  • Ace pbk 01104 Dietz, William C. EARTHRISE, 3rd, (sequel to DeathDay; invasion thriller), new 7.99
  • Ace pbk 48040 Dietz, William C. LEGION OF THE DAMNED, 17th, (future warfare), new 7.99
  • Ace pbk 01409 Dietz, William C. RUNNER, 10/06, (far-future planet-hopping military SF), new 7.99
  • Ace pbk 00217 Dietz, William C. THE FINAL BATTLE, 10th, (Legion of the Damned #2; military SF), new 7.99
  • Macfadden 219 Elwood, Roger & Sam Moskowitz (eds) ALIEN EARTH & Other Stories, '69, (orig), vg-f 3.50
  • HarperTorch 51519 Gaiman, Neil ANANSI BOYS, 10/06, (hilarious screwball comedy), new 7.99
  • Manor 12276 Ghidalia, Vic & Roger Elwood (eds) BEWARE MORE BEASTS, '75, (orig; a spellbinding odyssey into the darker reaches of reality), vg+ 3.00
  • Ace pbk 00566 Haldeman, Joe FOREVER PEACE, 14th, (winner of Hugo & Nebula awards), new 7.99
  • Ace pbk 01343 Haldeman, Joe OLD TWENTIETH, 8/06, (the time machine has become sentient), new 7.99
  • Berkley S1529 Harrison, Harry & Brian W. Aldiss (eds) BEST SF: 1967, 3/68, (orig), g 2.50
  • Avon Eos 57561 Hartwell, David G. & Kathryn Cramer (eds) YEAR'S BEST SF 10, 2nd, (2004 stories), new 7.99
  • Avon Eos 87341 Hartwell, David G. & Kathryn Cramer (eds) YEAR'S BEST SF 11, 6/06, (2005 stories), new 7.99
  • Avon Eos 06453 Hartwell, David G. & Kathryn Cramer (eds) YEAR'S BEST SF 8, 2nd, (2002 stories; a collection of luminous visions that shines more brightly than a newborn sun), new 7.99
  • Signet S1891 Heinlein, Robert A. BEYOND THIS HORIZON, 12/60, p-fr 2.00
  • Belmont 770 Howard, Ivan (ed) NOVELETS OF SCIENCE FICTION, nd, (orig), vg+ 2.50
  • Ace pbk 01397 Lee, Sharon & Steve Miller BALANCE OF TRADE, 6/06, (A Liaden Universe® Novel), new 7.99
  • Del Rey 25800 Leinster, Murray THE BEST OF MURRAY LEINSTER, 4/78, (orig; J.J. Pierce [ed]), g-vg 3.50
  • Jove 13638 Marshall, Michael THE UPRIGHT MAN, 4/04, (You're not being paranoid...), new 6.99
  • Ace pbk 01210 McDevitt, Jack OMEGA, 3rd, (hard SF problem-solving), new 7.99
  • Ace pbk 01253 McDevitt, Jack POLARIS, 3rd, (wild tour of the distant future), new 7.99
  • Ace pbk 01375 McDevitt, Jack SEEKER, 2nd, (classy riff on the familiar lost-colony theme), new 7.99
  • Ace pbk 01301 Metzger, Robert A. CUSP, 2nd, (hard SF at its best; rocketing the Earth to Alpha Centauri), new 7.99
  • Avon Eos 74715 Nix, Garth ACROSS THE WALL: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories, nd (1st Eos pb edn), (novella set in world of trilogy), new 7.99
  • Roc 46105 Pelan, John (ed) ALONE ON THE DARKSIDE: Echoes from the Shadows of Horror, 9/06, (orig; OA), new 7.99
  • Roc 46043 Pelan, John (ed) LOST ON THE DARKSIDE: Voices from the Edge of Horror, 9/05, (orig; OA), new 7.99
  • Orbit pb 256 Reed, Robert THE WELL OF STARS, '04, (return to the epic universe of Marrow), f 6.00
  • Ace pbk 01307 Reynolds, Aiastair CENTURY RAIN, 6/06, (fuses time travel, hard SF, alternate history, interstellar adventure, and noir romance), new 7.99
  • Ace pbk 01278 Reynolds, Aiastair DIAMOND DOGS, TURQUOISE DAYS, 2nd, (two novellas of interstellar exploration), new 7.99
  • Roc 45888 Rusch, Kristine Kathryn THE DISAPPEARED, 3rd, (A Retrieval Artist Novel), new 6.99
  • Ball 02419 Silverberg, Robert (ed) ALPHA 2, 11/71, (orig), g $2; vg 3.00
  • Ball 02883 Silverberg, Robert (ed) ALPHA 3, 10/72, (orig), g-vg 2.50
  • Ball 02014 Silverberg, Robert (ed) ALPHA ONE, 9/70, (orig), g-vg $2; vg+ $3; vg-f 3.50
  • Monarch 07151 Sohl, Jerry THE ANOMALY, ('71), (orig; a good and beautiful woman miraculously conceives a creature from another planet), g-vg 3.00
  • Pap Lib 52985 Spinrad, Norman THE SOLARIANS, 7/66, (orig), vg-f 5.00
  • Ace pbk 01357 Steele, Allen COYOTE FRONTIER, 12/06, (Coyote #3; Heinleinesque), new 7.99
  • Ace pbk 01251 Steele, Allen COYOTE RISING, 12/05, (Coyote #2; Earth's first space colonists), new 7.99
  • Ace pbk 01116 Steele, Allen COYOTE, 4th, (A Novel of Interstellar Exploration), new 7.99
  • Ace pbk 01415 Stross, Charles ACCELERANDO, 2nd, (post-human Singularity), new 7.99
  • Ace pbk 01296 Stross, Charles IRON SUNRISE, 7/05, (Hollywood thriller with a cyberpunk heart), new 7.99
  • Dell 1st B120 Sturgeon, Theodore THE COSMIC RAPE, 8/58, (orig), vg $5; vg+ 7.50
  • Ace G- 758 Swann, Thomas Burnett MOONDUST, ('68), (orig; a novel of a people older than mankind), g-vg 3.50
  • Zebra 558 Torgeson, Roy (ed) OTHER WORLDS 1, 12/79, (orig; OA), vg-f 3.50
  • Avon Eos 54172 Traviss, Karen THE WORLD BEFORE, 11/05, (orig; sequel to City of Pearl and Crossing the Line), new 7.50
  • Baen 49904 Turtledove, Harry (ed) THE ENCHANTER COMPLETED: A Tribute Anthology for L. Sprague de Camp, 5/05, (orig), vg-f 6.00
  • Del Rey 45847 Turtledove, Harry HOMEWARD BOUND, '06, (alternate history), f 4.00
  • Roc 46054 Turtledove, Stirling, Gentle, Walter Jon Williams WORLDS THAT WEREN'T, 7/05, (four alternate-history novellas), vg-f 3.00
  • Ace pbk 01335 Varley, John MAMMOTH, 3rd, (time travel and ecology), new 7.99
  • Love Spell 52638 Webber, Minda THE RELUCTANT MISS VAN HELSING, 1/06, (orig; paranormal romance; the lady & the vamp), vg-f 2.00

Monday, May 21, 2007

05/21/07 MON:
---Here today from Ash-Tree:
Halidom, M.Y. THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Ash-Tree '07, 1st thus, (first published in 1906; arguably the best vampire novel --featuring the traditional blood-drinking rather than psychic variety--published in the decade follwing the appearance of Bram Stoker’s Dracula; Richard Dalby intro), new in dj 47.50
---Back in stock:
Biss, Gerald THE DOOR OF THE UNREAL, Ash-Tree/Clasic Macabre '02, (originally published in 1919, one of the true werewolf classics; Dziemianowicz intro), new 21.00

Thursday, May 17, 2007

05/17/07 THU:
---Here today from John Benson:
NOT ONE OF US #37, 4/07, (“comrades “ issue; Patricia Russo, Chris Bell, Joshua Reynolds stories), new 4.50

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

05/15/07 TUE:
---Here today from NESFA:
Gerrold, David THE INVOLUNTARY HUMAN, NESFA, 2/07, 1st trade edn, (collection of some of the best of author’s work, including the short stories “The Martian Child” and “Dancer in the Dark,” the restored author’s version of Chess with a Dragon, an unproduced Star Trek®: The Next Generation script “Blood and Fire,” and an excerpt from the upcoming sixth book in his series The War Against the Chtorr; 477 pages), new in dj 27.00
---Back in stock:
Bujold, Lois McMaster DREAMWEAVER'S DILEMMA: Short Stories and Essays, NESFA, 2nd(12/98), this copy is SIGNED by the author, new 12.00

Powers, Tim POWERS OF TWO, NESFA '04, Second Corrected Edition, (collects author’s first two novels from 1976: The Skies Discrowned and An Epitaph in Rust; these novels clearly show author's potential; Arisia ‘04 Guest-of-Honor book), new in dj 24.00

Schmitz, James H. THE BEST OF…, NESFA, 3rd(12/00), (brings back into print a selection of the author’s stories, including two which have never been available in book form before; and a complete Schmitz bibliography), new in dj 22.00

Silverberg, Robert & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) ROBERT SILVERBERG PRESENTS THE GREAT SF STORIES (1964), NESFA, 12/01, 1st edn, (the logical continuation of the well-known series Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories published by DAW Books), new in dj 25.00

Warner, Harry, Jr. ALL OUR YESTERDAYS: An Informal History of Science Fiction Fandom in the 1940s, NESFA, 9/04, 1st thus, (contains an expanded index to the people, groups, and publications that dot the 1940s fannish landscape, and more photographs than the original 1969 edition; Wilson Tucker intro), new in dj 25.00

Yolen, Jane ONCE UPON A TIME (she said), NESFA, 2nd(1/06), (collection of more than 80 stories, poems, and articles, mostly fairy tales and about fairy tales; celebratory salute to 2005 Worldcon Guest of Honor), new in dj 26.00
---didn’t order enough copies of the new de Camp to be able to list now, but hope to put in a re-order real soon...

Monday, May 14, 2007

05/14/07 MON:
---Here today from Sam’s Dot:
Boston, Bruce FLASHING THE DARK: Forty Short Fictions, Sam's Dot ('06), 1st edn, (funny, creepy, surreal...and sometimes all three at once), new 9.95
---THE GUARDENER'S TALE, Sam's Dot ('07), 1st edn, one of 200 SIGNED & numbered copies, (a gripping dystopia wickedly extrapolated from our present), new 19.95

Saturday, May 12, 2007

05/12/07 SAT:
---Here today from Centipede (editions with attractive new design and entirely reset text; as well as sewn bindings for extra durability):
Bardin, John Franklin THE DEADLY PERCHERON, Millipede, 12/06, 1st pb thus, (adds new introductory essay by Jonathan Lethem; the first chapters of “I Love YOu, Terribly,”, Bardin’s never-before-published final novel), new 15.00

Brown, Fredric HERE COMES A CANDLE, Millipede, 9/06, 1st pb thus, (adds new introductory essay by Bill Pronzini; an extra short story by Fredric Brown, “The Joke”; a long unavailable short essay by Brown, “It’s Only Everything”), new 14.00

Campbell, Ramsey THE FACE THAT MUST DIE, Millipede, 8/06, 1st pb thus, (adds new introductory essay by Poppy Z. Brite; “I am it and it is I,” author’s long out of print short story; a new afterword by author written especially for this edition), new $14

Goodis, David NIGHTFALL, Millipede, 5/07, 1st pb thus, (adds new introductory essay by Bill Pronzini; an extra short story), new 14.00
---STREET OF NO RETURN, Millipede, 5/07, 1st pb thus, (adds new introductory essay by Robert Polito and an extra short story, “Black Pudding”), new 14.00

Hjortsberg, William FALLING ANGEL, Millipede, 11/06, 1st pb thus, (adds new introductory essay by James Crumley and a new afterword and a bonus short story by Hjortsberg), new 14.00

Shelley, Mary FRANKENSTEIN, Millipede, 5/07, 1st pb thus, (adds brilliant and insightful introductory essay by Patrick McGrath, renowned modern Gothic writer; an appendix of eight critical essays on Frankenstein; an exhaustive bibliography listing book-length studies, other editons, scholarly articles, films, and information on author’s life; Berni Wrightson frontis), new 16.00

Sturgeon, Theodore SOME OF YOUR BLOOD, Millipede, 7/06, 1st pb thus, (adds new essay by Steve Rasnic Tem; includes a related short story by Sturgeon, “Bright Segment”), new 12.00

Topor, Roland THE TENANT, Millipede, 10/06, 1st pb thus, (adds new introductory essay by Thomas Ligotti; four related short stories, in print for the first time in over 30 years, as well as a small sampling of author’s brilliant and enigmatic artwork), new 13.00

Monday, May 7, 2007

05/07/07 MON:
---My local postmaster dropped a copy of a page from Postal Bulletin (April 6, 2007) 22203A with answer to question “Will International mail services change?” with this bit of orwellspeak:
Yes. The entire international product line will be streamlined to more closely align our international products with their domestic counterparts. Effective with the domestic changes Monday, May 14, the eight current international products will be merged into four by combining products with overlapping service standards and prices.
• Global Express Guaranteed® document and non-document services will be combined into a single service.
• Global Express Mail® will be renamed Express Mail International®.
• Three current services (Airmail Parcel Post, Economy Parcel Post, and Global Priority Mail®) will be merged into one service called “Priority Mail International.”
• Two other current services (Airmail Letter Post and Economy Letter Post) will be merged into a single service named “First-Class Mail International.”

Product enhancements of this realignment include the use of domestic packaging supplies, the popular flat-rate envelope option in Express Mail International, the addition of flat-rate box options and flat-rate envelope options to Priority Mail International. Also, we will offer more-specific delivery time and tracking information to major destinations.
In general terms, the prices for international products will increase an average of 13 percent.
---Streamlined? Merged? In general terms?

---Finally took delivery on 20th and last volume I needed for complete set of Masterpieces of Mystery selected by Ellery Queen. Unfortunately, I went with a free-standing on-line bookseller’s site, and I couldn’t be more displeased. First of all, I was looking for a copy that would fit with the rest of the set I already had, which is in fine/like new condition. I’m sure that was how the bookseller had it described when I bought the book, or I wouldn’t have ordered it. I did not expect the copy I got to have stained pages and a bug stuck between a couple of them. Then too, the bookseller took their sweet time ever even sending the book, having to be reminded of the check I sent. And the packaging job? Well, just add bumped corners to the book’s description. But I guess it is a readable copy, and it does fill out the 20-volume set. Maybe hidden in there with the others its worse condition won’t stand out too much. Now I can at least pack the set away and get it out from underfoot here in the dining room--or better yet, send it away to someone who will enjoy having it. If that someone is you, here is how I have catalogued the set:
Queen, Ellery (ed) MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERY, Davis ('76-9), set of twenty volumes, (some of the finest short stories, short-shorts, novelettes, and short novels of detection, crime, mystery, and suspense ever written--a crème du crime of nearly a century and a half of the most imaginative and exciting story telling, comprising 366 stories; each volume contains 352 pages), two of the volumes are gold-gilt edged with ribbon markers, overall, they are mostly vg+ or better (one volume being more like fr-g) all twenty volumes as a set, 125.00
---Subject, of course, to the customary 10% discount I give on used books. There is also a JPEG photo available for download (or on CD) if you want to take a gander at it. Check other dealer listings for this set at AbeBooks at .

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

05/01/07 TUE:
---Looks like time again to update Catalog Data info for CD-R inclusion with orders--also makes for a good way to perform a bit of back-up at least once a month.

---Heard why my order to NESFA is not shipped yet--seems they didn’t record my payment for my last order and don’t want to send me more books with a past-due amount. Well, I dug up the canceled check and sent them details on when the amount was deposited in their account and the name of their bank. They figure it will take a couple more weeks yet to get to the clubhouse and check their deposit records to make sure I'm telling the truth. It happens all the time--my payments don’t get recorded by publishers, usually small-press. They send me reminders and I have to fish out canceled checks... but I will still be a deadbeat.

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