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.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

box of books cataloged

I think I have one of the boxes of books I've been chipping away at finally cataloged. These have been showing up in my regular listings already, but this is an attempt to put the one box all together in one one place alphabetically. Less the ones that have been sold along the way, I think I have these available now:
  • Amis, Kingsley & Robert Conquest (eds) SPECTRUM 5, Harcourt Brace & World '67, 1st US edn, (notably substantial and satisfying stories by outstanding writers), vg+ (virtually vg-f) in dj 15.00
  • Bradbury, Ray FEVER DREAM, St. Martin's, nd, (a Night Lights Glow in the Dark Book; illustrated by Darrel Anderson; 32 pages), vg+ in dj 15.00
  • Clarke, Arthur C. THE SNOWS OF OLYMPUS: A Garden on Mars, Norton '95, 1st US edn, (The illustrated story of man's colonization of Mars), oversize, vg+ in dj 12.00
  • Cramer, Kathryn (ed) WALLS OF FEAR: New Horror Tales, Morrow '90, 1st edn, (companion book to The Architecture of Fear), vg in dj 6.00
  • Dick, Philip K. THE MINORITY REPORT and Other Classic Stories, Citadel, 2nd, (covers the years 1954-1964; James Tiptree Jr. intro), remainder mark, vg-f $6
  • Escher, M.C. THE POP-UP BOOK OF…, Pomegranate Artbooks ('91), (clever thing), vg-f (pictorial boards) 15.00
  • Garner, Alan THE OWL SERVICE, Odyssey Classics '06, 1st thus, (Welsh legend fantasy; a rare imaginative feat), f 6.00
  • Heinlein, Robert A. GRUMBLES FROM THE GRAVE, Del Rey, 1/90, 1st edn, (letters; edited by Virginia Heinlein), vg-f in dj 10.00
  • Hill, Susan THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Godine, 3rd softcover edition '06, (a ghost story; a delicious spine-tingler), f 10.00
  • Huang, Jim (ed) 100 FAVORITE MYSTERIES OF THE CENTURY, A Drood Review Book/Crum Creek, (Selected by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association; with reviews contributed by booksellers, with additional personal recommendations and comments), f 8.00
  • Huang, Jim (ed) THEY DIED IN VAIN: Overlooked, Underappreciated and Forgotten Mystery Novels, A Drood Review Book/Crum Creek, 4/02, 1st edn, (takes you beyond the bestsellers, beyond the familiar, with essays recommending over 100 mystery novels -- buried treasures that will become new favorites), f 8.00
  • Jones, Stephen & Kim Newman (eds) HORROR: Another 100 Best Books, Carroll & Graf ('05), 1st (US), (Featuring 100 Original Essays by the Masters of the Genre; with a foreword by Peter Straub; 456 pages), vg+ 8.50
  • Kaye, Marvin (ed) HAUNTED AMERICA: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories, Barnes & Noble ('90), 1st printing, (all-star authors; 582 pages), vg-f in dj 5.00
  • Kersh, Gerald THE BEST OF GERALD KERSH, Heinemann, ('60, but © info is inked out), (Selected and with a Preface by Simon Raven), vg (some foxing) 20.00
  • Leacock, C.P. ROSWELL: Have You Wondered?, Novel Writing '98, 1st, (Understanding the evidence of UFOs at the International UFO Museum and Research Center; This guide is your Reference to the IUFOMRC and UFO Information), f 5.00
  • Lincoln, Henry KEY TO THE SACRED PATTERN: The Untold Story of Rennes-le-Ch├ąteau, St. Martin's '98, 1st (US), (Here is the lifting of the veil on a mysterious and dramatic legacy), f in dj 10.00
  • Lovesey, Peter ROUGH CIDER, Soho Crime, 2nd, (an enjoyable hard-to-solve mystery), vg-f 5.00
  • Randles, Jenny UFO RETRIEVALS: The Recovery of Alien Spacecraft, Blandford ('95), (never loses sight of rationality and common sense), f 4.00
  • Rothman, Steven (ed) THE STANDARD DOYLE COMPANY: Christopher Morley on Sherlock Holmes, Fordham, 3rd('95), (essays, poems, short stories, and even a play, covering every aspect of Holmes's world, from dressing gowns to turkish baths, from beekeeping to the B in 221B Baker Street), f (pictorial boards) 15.00
  • Shelley, Mary Woollstonecraft FRANKENSTEIN, or The Modern Prometheus, New Orchard '86, (Lynd Ward illus), f in dj 10.00
  • Sinclair, Iain RADON DAUGHTERS, Cape '94, 1st, (presides in deliriously intimate fractal detail over the final and absolute disintegration of a nation's psyche), vg-f in dj 20.00
  • Sloane, William (ed) SPACE, SPACE, SPACE, Franklin Watts, 2nd printing, (Stories about the time when men will be adventuring to the stars; intro & commentaries by editor), g-vg in Schomburg dj 10.00
  • Swearer, Randolph, Rayond Oliver & Marijane Osborn BEOWULF: A LIKENESS, Yale ('90), 1st, (a designer, a poet, and a specialist on Anglo-Saxon literature recreate Beowulf for a modern audience; illustrated; Fred C. Robinson intro), oversize, vg-f in dj 20.00
  • Wells, H.G. THE CROQUET PLAYER, Bison Frontiers of Imagination '04, (afterword by John Huntington), remainder mark, vg-f 5.00
  • Wells, H.G. THE LAST BOOKS OF H.G. WELLS: The Happy Turning: A Dream of Life & Mind At the End of its Tether, Monkfish '04, 1st thus, (Provenance Editions Vol 4; new forewords by Rudy Rucker & Colin Wilson), f 7.50
  • Wood, David & Ian Campbell GENESET: Target Earth, Bellevue '94, (The Solution to One of the Greatest Mysteries On Earth; confirms and proves the unbelievable claims of Genisis about the cataclysmic history of Planet Earth; hitherto unpublished information), vg-f in vg+ dj 25.00
  • Wood, David & Ian Campbell POUSSIN'S SECRET, Genisis '95, (contains proof of Poussin's connection with what has been referred to as 'The Greatest Mystery in the History of France'), 32-page booklet, f 8.00 (ISBN: 1873335245)
  • Wood, David GENISIS: The First Book of Revelations, Baton '85, 1st, (This is one of the most important books ever to be published; contains a phenominally well researched investigation into the mysteries surrounding Rennes-le-Chateau), errata slip laid in, vg+ in dj 35.00
And these paperbacks:
  • Pan M75 Amis, Kingsley & Robert Conquest (eds) SPECTRUM 2, '65, (another opportunity for surprised delight on the part of the uninitiated), vg-f 5.00
  • Spectra sp 26872 Geary, Patricia STRANGE TOYS, 2nd(6/89), (PKD Award winner), vg-f 3.50
  • Warner 61664 Povey, Jeff THE SERIAL KILLERS CLUB, 6/07, (satirical black comedy), vg+ 3.50
  • Pocket pb 63093 Tessier, Thomas FINISHING TOUCHES, 2/87, (A novel of erotic cruelty), vg-f 3.00

Saturday, February 16, 2008

new arrival from Ash-Tree

Here today:
Leatherbarrow, J.S. A NATURAL BODY AND A SPIRITUAL BODY: Some Worcester Encounters With The Supernatural, Ash-Tree, 12/07, one of 400 copies, (first published privately in 1983, with one previously unpublished story added; James Doig intro; 110 pages), new in dj 49.00

Saturday, February 9, 2008

new arrival from Tartarus

Here today:
Wharton, Edith THE TRIUMPH OF NIGHT and Other Stories, Tartarus '08, one of 300 copies, (author's collection Ghosts is described by E.F. Bleiler as a 'landmark volume in supernatural fiction', and to this has been added a number of other tales of the supernatural, many of which will be unknown to her readers), new in dj 60.00

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Space and Time magazine here

Here today:
SPACE AND TIME #102, win/08, (The Magazine of Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction; C.J. Henderson, Douglas Empringham, Matthew Johnson, Kendall Evans), new 5.00

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