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.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

November listings

Hopefully I can get more things listed this month—and maybe answer a few inexcusably neglected emails answered.
Here goes again, latest first:
  • 0679746323 Chang, Jung & Jon Halliday MAO: The Unknown Story, Anchor, 4th printing, (methodically demolishes every pillar of Mao's claim to sympathy or legitimacy; 801 pages), trade pb, vg-f $6 [list price: $18]
  • Lovecraft, H.P. POLARIS, (Strange Co.), nd, (Wikipedia: "a short story by H. P. Lovecraft, written in 1918 and first published in the December 1920 issue of the amateur journal The Philosopher. It is noteworthy as the story that introduces Lovecraft's fictional Pnakotic Manuscripts, the first of his arcane tomes."), folded sheet (4 pages), as new $1
  • Lovecraft, H.P. HISTORY OF THE NECRONOMICON, Strange Co., nd('79), (Wikipædia: a short story written by H. P. Lovecraft in 1927, and published in 1938. It describes the fictional book the Necronomicon, a now-famous element used in several of his stories), folded sheet (4 pages), as new $3
  • 9781553101154 Olson, Daniel (ed) EXOTIC GOTHIC 3: Strange Visitations, Ash-Tree '09, 1st, (Spirit yourself into the deserted mansions of these twenty-three original tales of sinister beauty; then commune with the spirits lying just beneath the surface; Here Gothic dreams of desire and agony come true), new in dj $75 [no list price]
  • ARGONAUT SCIENCE FICTION #20, sum/95, (Manachino, Jacob, Tiani, William John Watkins, etc.), 72-page stapled magazine, untrimmed, vg-f $5 [list: $4.95]
  • ARGONAUT SCIENCE FICTION #17, spr/93, (Dan Persons, Joy Oestreicher, John Grey, Larry Dickison, William John Watkins; 64 pages), as new $5 [list price: $4.95]
  • 0670851086 King, Stephen NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES, Viking '93, 1st printing, (stories; 816 pages), vg+ in dj $10 [list price: $27.50]
  • 0610630490 Jakes, John THE HYBRID, Paperback Library 63049, 2/69, (PBO; half human, half Omqu), vg+ $3 [list price: 60¢]
  • 0812696131 Hanley, Richard SOUTH PARK AND PHILOSOPHY: Bigger, Longer, and More Penetrating, Open Court '07, 1st printing, (kick-ass book), trade pb, vg+ $5 [list price: $17.95]
  • 0679742115 Baker, Nicholson VOX, Vintage Contemporaries, 2/93, 1st printing, (a novel that remaps the territory of sex), vg+ $4 [list price: $8]
  • 1555833055 Rivers, Diana JOURNEY TO ZELINDAR: A Personal Account of Sair of Semasi, Lace/Alyson, 2/92, 1st Alyson edn, 1st printing, (©1987; Book 986 of Hadra Archives; mystical lesbian warriors), trade pb, new $9.95 [list price: $9.95]
  • Simmons, Herbert A. MAN WALKING ON EGGSHELLS, Houghton Mifflin '62, 1st printing, (novel about "the Negro world"; story of a jazz musician), hardcover, g-vg in dj $10 [list price: $3.75]
  • 0312858493 de Lint, Charles SOMEPLACE TO BE FLYING, Tor, 2/98, 1st edn, 1st printing, new in dj $20 [list price: $24.95]

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oct 2014 cataloging

Pretty much took September off, not unlike previous months. Let's see about October, starting with some oldies.
  • Alcott, Louisa M. ROSE IN BLOOM, Roberts Brothers, 1891 (date on title page), (©1876; sequel to Eight Cousins), frontis with tissue-facing intact, decorative cloth, hinge starting, fr-g (not too bad) no dj $15
  • Bower, B.M. THE LURE OF THE DIM TRAILS, G.W. Dillingham, issued 10/1907, (C.M. Russell color illus), frontis has tissue-facing, previous owner's name with 1907 date (and place), fr-g (pictorial cloth) no dj $20
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERS, Scribner's, 2nd(9/20), (same month as first printing; author's first short story collection), front free endpaper is cut out, browned pages, fr-g but a pretty solid copy, no dj $100
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott THIS SIDE OF PARADISE, Scribner's, 3rd(4/20), (same month as first printing; author's first novel), hinge starting, some pages not well cut, not a bad copy, fr-g no dj $150
  • Mitchell, Margaret GONE WITH THE WIND, Macmillan, 14th(9/36), (three months after 6/36 first edition; 1037 pages), at least one page is loose, generally worn, fr-g (decent copy) no dj $20
These five books were pretty difficult to describe and price. Being old there's the temptation to say they are in great condition for being so old. Some sellers go with "average condition for a used book," and that might apply. But they aren't too shabby—especially for being so old!
They aren't first editions but they are in the vicinity. On the shelf, looking at the spine, it would be hard to tell the difference.
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #41, 3/95, Gryphon, (The First 100 Bantam Books! British Biker & Skinhead Pbs! Howard Browne Interviewed!; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 100 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $6]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #40, 10/94, Gryphon, (German Gold Medals! Tony Scibella! Backwoods Paperbacks! F. Paul Wilson Interview! Good-Girl Art!; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 104 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $6]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #39, 8/94, Gryphon, (Autralian Star Digests, Bloch interview & PB list, Gorman interview; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 100 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $6]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #38, 4/94, Gryphon, (Wyatt Earp! Dan Cushman! Collector Profiles!; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 100 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $6]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #37, 1/94, Gryphon, (Lansdale interview & PB checklist, Alter, Quist, Badger Crime, Harry O. Morris; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 100 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $6]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #36, 10/93, Gryphon, (George H. Smith Interview & PB Lists; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 100 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $6]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #35, 8/93, Gryphon, (Monarch Books, H. Beam Piper; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 108 pages), staple bound, new [list price: $6]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #34, 6/93, Gryphon, (Popular Library, Dassie Books, Movie Novelizations, Clark Ashton Smith, French Paperbacks; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 96 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $6]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #32, 1/93, Gryphon, (Beacon, Cherry Tree, Avallone, Orrie Hitt; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 96 pages), staple bound, new $8 [list price: $6]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #31, 10/92, Gryphon, (Robert Maguire Interview & Checklist; Fearn, Maclay on horror paperbacks, Brian Herbert interview; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 108 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $6]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #29, 6/92, Gryphon, (Jonathan Latimer, William F. Nolan, Ace Capelli, NY & London Pb Shows; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 108 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $6]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #27, 1/92, Gryphon, (Scion, Gardner Fox, Pan art auction, Price Guides; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 84 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $5]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #26, 10/91, Gryphon, (Vargo Statten, Jim Thompson, First Pocket Book, Price Guides; News; Letters; Ads; More!), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $5]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #25, 8/91, Gryphon, (Rabe, Cohen, Fearn, Marc Brody, Arthurian Saga, Pb Shows; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 84 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $5]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #24, 6/91, Gryphon, (Avati, de Graff, McLoughlin, Boardman, Pocket Books; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 84 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $5]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #23, 3/91, Gryphon, (Max Brand issue; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 72 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $5]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #22, 1/91, Gryphon, (Flashmaniacs rejoice!; Gary Lovisi [ed]; 60 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $4] 
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #21, 11/90, Gryphon, (Australian Phantoms, Swedish Hardboiled, Black Lizard; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 54 pages), staple-bound, new $10 [list price: $4]
  • 0312290519 Bennett, Alan THE LAYING ON OF HANDS: Stories, Picador USA, 6/02, 1st (US) edn, [1st edn stated], vg-f in dj $8 [list price: $15]
  • 1400076544 Furman, Laura (editor) THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES: 2005, Anchor Original, 1/05, tpb, vg+ $4 [list price: $14]
  • 0140257861 Kennedy, William AN ALBANY TRIO: Three Novels from The Albany Cycle, 3rd printing, (1996 edn; collects Legs, Billy Phelan's Greatest Game & Ironweed; intro by author; 606 pages), tpb, vg+ $5 [list price: $20]
  • 0257657398 Wodehouse, P.G. A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS, Barrie & Jenkins '75, 1st printing of this edn, (first published 1919), vg+ in dj $15 [$8.50 label over price]
  • 0807103578 Twelve Southerners I'LL TAKE MY STAND: The South and the Agrarian Tradition, Louisiana State University Press, 12th('99), (New Introduction by Louis D. Rubin, Jr.; Biographical Essays by Virginia Rock), tpb, vg+ $15 [no list price]
  • 0140077375 Kennedy, William QUINN'S BOOK, Penguin '89, 1st printing, tpb, vg+ $4 [list price: $10.95]
  • 0852550499 Peires, J.B. THE DEAD WILL ARISE: Nongqawuse and the Great Xhosa Cattle-Killing Movement of 1856-7, Ravan Press/Indiana University Press '89, 1st printing, tpb, fr-g (plenty of underlining) $8 [list price £9.95]

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sep 2014 cataloguing

Here it is a third of the way through the month and not a single thing catalogued. That needs to be usual.
  • 1582500738 Meskil, Paul S. SIN PIT, Gryphon Crime Classic #1/Gryphon Crime Novel #12, 10/04, "This is a Gryphon First Book Edition!", (originally: Lion '54; long-lost crime-classic; Lovisi intro; afterword by author), new $30 [list price: $16]
  • Misha PRAYERS OF STEEL, Wordcraft Speculative Writers Series #1, '88, one of 500 copies, (author's first collection of enigmatic prose; pens by Ferret; 46 pages), staple-bound, new [list price: $12.50]
  • 1877655295 Misha RED SPIDER WHITE WEB, Wordcraft of Oregon ('99), Speculative Writers Series #20, 1st pb (& 1st US), (this edition adds a brief intro by John Shirley; Aldiss foreword; Blaylock afterword), tpb, new $20 [list price: $12]

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Aug 2014 cataloguing

Not having my stacks of books upstairs has seriously stymied my cataloguing—not that I wasn't divagating anyway. But there's no time like the present.
  • 0312874014 de Lint, Charles TAPPING THE DREAM TREE, Tor, 11/02, 1st edn [stated], (New Tales of Newford; 541 pages), not a remainder, new in dj $24 [list price: $26.95]
  • 0385171552 Wellman, Manly Wade THE LOST AND THE LURKING, Doubleday Science Fiction '81, 1st edn [stated], (A Novel of Silver John), ex-libr else g in dj $20 [list price: $10.95]
  • 0977173453 Szumskyj, Benjamin (editor) TWO-GUN BOB: A Centennial Study of Robert E. Howard, Hippocampus ('06), 1st edn, 1st printing [stated: but POD edn], (foreword by Michael Moorcock), tpb, new $14 [list price: $15]
  • 0446529540 Mosley, Walter FUTURELAND, Warner Aspect, 11/01, 1st printing, (nine stories of an imminent world), new in dj $20 [list price: $24.95]
  • 0876859082 Morris, Wright WRITING MY LIFE: An Autobiography, Black Sparrow, 7/93, 1st (tpb variant), (brings together in one volume the memoirs of National Book Award winner), new $13 [list price: $15]
  • Underwood, Tim & Chuck Miller (eds) BARE BONES: Conversations on Terror With Stephen King, McGraw-Hill ('88), 1st (trade) printing, (reprint of Underwood-Miller ltd edn), as new in slightly rubbed dj that is a bit dented in one place along spine $10 [list price: $16.95]


Brought a box of Asimov hardcovers and trade paperbacks up from the cellar the other day. Photo'd them today: Now I need to re-catalog them. I'll keep editing this post as books are added, most recent listings at top of list.
  • 038524410X Asimov, Isaac AZAZEL, Foundation/Doubleday, 3rd printing, (fantasy stories), vg-f in dj $10 [list price: $16.95]
  • 0385247931 Asimov, Isaac FORWARD THE FOUNDATION, Foundation/Doubleday, 2nd printing, g-vg in dj $5 [list price: $23.50]
  • Asimov, Isaac VIEW FROM A HEIGHT, Dobson '64, 1st UK, (seventeen essays on science), p-fr in dj (water damage but acceptable reading copy) $10 [list price: 21s]
  • 0385121989 Asimov, Isaac THE BICENTENNIAL MAN and Other Stories, Doubleday '76, 1st edn [stated], vg+ in dj worn at top of spine $15 [list price: $6.95]
  • 0712649700 Asimov, Isaac THE ASIMOV CHRONICLES: Volume Two, Legend '91, 1st(UK), (Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov; one story from each year: 1964-1988), trade pb, g-vg $8 [list price: £8.99]
  • 0385157045 Asimov, Isaac CASEBOOK OF THE BLACK WIDOWERS, Crime Club/Doubleday '80, 1st edn [stated], (stories), ex-libr else vg in with closed 5" slice along spine fold of dj $10 [list price: $7.95]
  • 042509345X Asimov, Isaac ROBOT DREAMS, Byron Preiss Visuals/Berkley, 11/86, 1st, (Masterworks Edition series; 1st appearance of title story, many hard-to-find classics; Ralph McQuarrie illus), trade pb, vg+ $10 [list price: $7.95]
  • 038542079X Asimov, Isaac THE COMPLETE STORIES: Volume 2, Foundation/Doubleday, 2/92, 1st edn (trade pb variant), vg-f $25 [list price: $14]
  • 0385239262 Asimov, Isaac FANTASTIC VOYAGE II; Destination Brain, Doubleday '87, First Edition [stated], vg+ in dj $10 [list price: $18.95]
  • 0385190921 Asimov, Isaac ROBOTS AND EMPIRE, Doubleday '85, 1st edn [stated], (sequel to Robots of Dawn; also interweaves all three series: Robot, Foundation, Empire), vg-f in dj $15 [list price: $16.95]
  • 0441731538 Asimov, Isaac ROBOT DREAMS, Byron Preiss/Ace, 2nd printing, (A Masterworks Edition; story collection; illustrated by Ralph McQuarrie), vg-f $5 [list price: $8.95]
  • 0385177259 Asimov, Isaac FOUNDATION'S EDGE, Doubleday '82, 1st edn [stated], (fourth novel in the Foundation Series), remainder mark, g-vg in dj $3 [list price: $14.95]
  • 0385113056 Asimov, Isaac MURDER AT THE ABA: A puzzle in four days & sixty scenes, Doubleday '76, 1st edn [stated], ex-libr else g in dj $3 [list price: $7.95]
  • 0451450000 Asimov, Isaac ROBOT VISIONS, Byron Preiss/Roc, 4/90, 1st printing, (stories and essays; illustrations by Ralph McQuarrie), vg-f in dj $18 [list price: $18.95]
  • 0312852525 Asimov, Isaac and Frederik Pohl OUR ANGRY EARTH: A Ticking Time Bomb, Tor '91, 1st printing, (not an opinion piece), new in dj $12 [list price: $19.95]

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

cataloguing July 2014

Petered out in the latter part of June but I really (as usual) need to keep listing things, especially ones that are piled up beside me in the living room. New listings, as they occur, will be added on top:
  • Knight, Brian KING OF SOULS, Earthling 3/06, 1st edn, #256 of 300 SIGNED copies, (chilling story; Tom Waggoner intro; 66 pages), new $25 [list price: $14]
  • 0870541854 Smith, James Robert & Stephen Mark Rainey (editors) EVERMORE: An Anthology, Arkham House '06, 1st edn [stated], (examines Edgar Allan Poe from different perspectives), new in dj $35 [list price: $34.95]
  • 0936055995 Lafferty, R.A. MY HEART LEAPS UP, Drumm ('95), (set of five booklets, comprising the first novel of In a Green Tree; two chapters each 4.25x7" booklet), new $25
  • 0936055162 Lafferty, R.A. THE MAN WHO MADE MODELS and Other Stories, Drumm Booklet #18, 9/84, 1st edn, (five stories first published here; 51 pages), 4.25x7" stapled booklet, new $5 [no list price]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #18, 5/90, Gryphon, (NYC PB Show; British Paperbacks; 56 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $4]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #15, 10/89, Gryphon, (Special NOIR-PB issue; 48 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $4]
  • 1582500592 Spillane, Mickey PRIMAL SPILLANE: Early Stories 1941-1942, Gryphon, 12/03, First Book Edition, regular tpb, (Edited & with an Introduction by Max Allan Collins & Lynn F. Myers Jr.), new $45 [list price: $20]
  • Salonia, John THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE THING or, Full Speed Ahead and Damn the Photon Torpedoes, Scarlet Succubus ('02), First printing, (wildly uninhibited comic thriller chock full of preposterous ingredients; the Get Smart of science fiction), softcover, new $20 [list price: $16.95]
  • 0312856644 Matheson, Richard THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, Tor, 2/01, 1st Tor trade paperback edn, 1st printing, (Contains the complete novel plus several more unforgettable tales), vg+ $10 [list price: $14.95]
  • 0345440919 Roberts, Keith PAVANE, Del Rey Impact, 3/01, 1st printing of this edition, (acknowledged classic of alternate history), vg-f $12 [list price: $12]
  • 1892284294 Lansdale, Joe R. WALTZ OF SHADOWS, Subterranean, 9/99, 1st edn, one of 1000 SIGNED and numbered copies, (Lost Lansdale Vol. 1; a novel of suspense), new in dj $49 [list price: $50]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #16, 1/90, Gryphon, (Richard Prather Special; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 48 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $4]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #14, 8/89, Gryphon, (Avon, Pocket, Leslie Charteris; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 60 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $4]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #13, 6/89, Gryphon, (Robert Jonas interview, Paperbacks and the Art World, Essex House; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 52 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $4]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #60, 10/03, Gryphon, (Goodis, Casebeer & Popp, Day Keene, Ward Lock; News; Letters; Ads; More!; 106 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $10]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #61, 5/04, Gryphon, (The Magazine For Paperback Readers & Collectors!; Black Vintage pbs, Julius Fast, Harlequin Westerns, Richad Layman on Dashiell Hammett, Pulp-Art Collector: Bob Lesser, etc.; Gary Lovisi [editor]; 110 pages, new $10 [list price: $10]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #62, 8/04, Gryphon, (The Magazine For Paperback Readers & Collectors!; Gary Lovisi [editor]; 106 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $10]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE No. 4, 8/87, Gryphon, (Western Issue; Gary Lovis [editor]; 52 pages), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $3]
  • PAPERBACK PARADE #64, 10/05, Gryphon, (Bernard Cornwell; Golden Amazon, Ellery Queen; News; Letters; Ads; More!), staple bound, new $10 [list price: $10]
---I'd been holding off on the Paperback Parades thinking they'd be a big hassle to catalog. It's actually been fun, unless I'm trying to get them all done at once. Meanwhile listening to music streaming makes it okay too.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

June 2014 Listings

My wife is getting us new furniture so I have to clear books away from where I had them, ready for cataloguing I never seemed to get around to performing. So here are ones I'm needing to move (newer listings—and re-listings—on top):
  • MYSTERY SCENE #70, '01, (Evan Hunter/Ed McBain tribute; lots more; 86 pages), 8.5x11" magazine, new $10 [list price: $7.50]
  • 0679732519 Thompson, Jim A HELL OF A WOMAN, Black Lizard/Vintage Crime, 6th printing, new $10 [list price: $10]
  • 0670856045 Boyle, T. Coraghessan THE TORTILLA CURTAIN, Viking, 9/95, 1st printing, (A Novel), vg+ in vg dj $3 [list price: $23.95]
  • 0316734594 Mosley, Walter BLONDE FAITH, Little Brown, 10/07, 1st edn, 1st printing, (The Tenth Easy Rawlins Thriller), vg+ in dj $3 [list price: $25.99]
  • 9780441018222 Barnes, John DIRECTIVE 51, Ace, 4/10, 1st edn, 1st printing, (techno-thriller), vg+ in dj $3 [list price: $25.95]
  • 087054182X Smith, Clark Ashton SELECTED LETTERS OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH, Arkham House '03, 1st edn [stated], (Edited by David E. Schultz and Scott Connors), new in dj $50 [list price: $35.95]
  • 0300048769 Swearer, Randolph (art), Raymond Oliver (poetry), Marijane Osborn (commentary) BEOWULF: A Likeness, Yale '90, 1st printing, Yale '90, 1st printing, (recreates Beowulf for the modern audience), oversize, vg-f in dj $25 [no listed price]
  • 0679733108 Thompson, Jim SAVAGE NIGHT, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 4th printing, new $10 [list price: $9]
  • 0814250890 Weil, Ellen & Gary K. Wolfe HARLAN ELLISON: The Edge of Forever, Ohio State ('02), 1st, (first book-length critical study of HE's works), {hc no dj available @ $60}, in publisher's shrinkwrap, new $25 [no listed price]
  • 0395353416 Ellison, Harlan SLIPPAGE: Previously Uncollected, Precariously Poised Stories, Houghton Mifflin '97, 1st trade printing, new in dj $15 [list price: $22]
  • 0929480759 Ellison, Harlan SLIPPAGE: Precariously Poised, Previously Uncollected Stories, Ziesing '97, deluxe edn, 1st edn [stated], one of 1200 SIGNED copies, BOXED, new in dj $75 [list price: $75]
  • 1887424350 Ellison, Harlan "REPENT, HARLEQUIN!" SAID THE TICKTOCKMAN, Underwood '97, 1st edn [stated], trade issue, (classic story; illustrated by Rick Berry; designed by Arnie Fenner), oversize, f in vg dj $20 [list price: $17]
  • 0786410000 Weaver, Tom I WAS A MONSTER MOVIE MAKER: Conversations with 22 SF and Horror Filmmakers, McFarland '00, (includes filmographies and index), new no dj as issued (pictorial boards) $50 [no listed price]
  • 0156013355 Silverberg, Robert (ed) NEBULA AWARDS® SHOWCASE 2001: The Year's Best SF and Fantasy, Harcourt '01, A Harvest Original, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, trade pb variant, vg-f $5 [list price: $14]
  • 0887330673 Ellison, Harlan HARLAN ELLISON'S WATCHING, Underwood-Miller '89, 2nd trade printing, (half a-hundred cinema-review essays plus 15,000 word introductory essay; 514 pages; index), new in dj $30 [list price: $29.95]
  • 0892962399 Ellison, Harlan THE HARLAN ELLISON HORNBOOK, Penzler, 11/90, (previously uncollected essays; foreword by Robert Crais), 1st [trade] printing, vg-f in dj $15 [list price: $22.95]
  • 0786407557 Weaver, Tom RETURN OF THE B SCIENCE FICTION AND HORROR HEROES: The Mutant Melding of Two Volumes of Classic Interviews, McFarland Classics '00, (reprints volumes first published in '88 and '91; 415+447 pages; indexes), new $100 [no listed price]
  • 0786407980 Weaver, Tom POVERTY ROW HORRORS!: Monogram, PRC and Republic Horor Films of the Forties, McFarland Classics '99, (first published in 1993; photos, filmographies, index), new $35 [no listed price]
  • 0786413662 Weaver. Tom DOUBLE FEATURE CREATURE ATTACK: A Monster Merger of Two More Volumes of Classic Interviews, McFarland Classics '03, (reprints Genre Giants ['94] and They Fought In the Creature Features ['95]; 384+318 pages; indexes), trade pb, new $80 [no listed price] 
  • 0312861710 Wilder, Cherry SIGNS OF LIFE, Tor, 5/96, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, (return to Rhomary Land of first novel Second Nature), new in dj $10 [list price: $23.95]
  • 1565049608 Ellison, Harlan EDGEWORKS 1: Over the Edge / An Edge In My Voice, White Wolf, 5/96, 1st printing, (399 pages + index), g-vg in dj (some water damage) $10 [list price: $21.99]
  • 0060111763 Ellison, Harlan DEATHBIRD STORIES, Harper & Row '75, First Edition [stated], (: A Pantheon of Modern Gods), g-vg in dj $50 [list price: $8.95]
  • 0684134322 Silverberg, Robert UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY: Science Fiction Stories, Scribners ('73), 1st printing, g-vg in dj (somewhat musty) $10 [list price: $5.95]
  • 0859361802 Wood, David GENISIS: The First Book of Revelations, Baton '85, 1st, (Over 150 photographs, maps, engravings and diagrams with over 100 in color; one of the most important books ever to be published), vg+ in dj $15 [list price: £15]
  • SCIENCE FICTION EYE #9, 11/91, Stephen P. Brown,  8.5x11" stapled magazine, new but with small spot where scotch tape caught part of cover $5 [list price: $3.50]
  • 9780861301201 Moorcock, Michael INTO THE MEDIA WEB: Selected Short Non-Fiction, 1956-2006, Savoy ('10), (1st), (Edited by John Davey; 718 pages), vg-f in vg+ dj $200 [no list price]
NOTES: I'm finding that I'm needing to re-grade and re-price and re-describe many books, sometimes greatly, that were in my printed-paper catalogs of yore.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

odds and ends

Odds and ends (re-listings and such—most recent adds on top):
  • 0525242937 Oates, Joyce Carol SOLSTICE, Wiliam Abrahams/Dutton '85, 1st edn [stated], (uncanny response to erotic tension), ex-libr else g in dj $3 [list price: $15.95]
  • 1892391155 Morrow, James THE CAT'S PAJAMAS & Other Stories, Tachyon '04, 1st edn, (critically acclaimed satiric short fiction), new in dj $20 [list price: $24.95]
  • 1877655252 Webb, Don THE EXPLANATION & Other Good Advice, Wordcraft of Oregon '98, 1st edn, (flash fictions), new $15 [list price: $9.95]
  • 0670033928 Vollmann, William T. EUROPE CENTRAL, Viking, 4th printing, (intertwined paired stories; 811 pages), as new in dj $8 [list price: $39.95]
  • 1902309227 Tuttle, Lisa GHOSTS & OTHER LOVERS, Sarob '02, one of 250 limited-edition copies (total of 302), (stories), as new in dj $35 [no list price]
  • Pyramid F-783 Phillips, Mark (=Randall Garrett + Laurence M. Janifer) BRAIN TWISTER, 8/62, 1st printing, (PBO; exp of The Sweet Little Old Lady), g-vg $3 [list price: 40¢]
  • 0671722069 Heinlein, Robert A. FARNHAM'S FREEHOLD, Baen 72206, 2/94, 1st Baen printing, ("Science Fiction's Most Controversial Novel"), vg $2 [list price: $5.99]
  • 0451046641Wilson, Robin Scott (editor) CLARION: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction and Criticism from the Clarion Writers' Workshop, Signet Q4664, 6/71, (PBO), vg-f $4 [list price: 95¢]
  • 038081840X Hartwell, David G. and Kathryn Cramer (editors) YEAR'S BEST FANTASY, Eos 81840, 3rd printing, (stories from 2000), new $5 [list price: $7.50]
  • 1879450518 Gilbert, Michael T. MR. MONSTER ATTACKS, Tundra ('92), (Number Two in a Three-Issue Series; Doc Stearn comic book), vg-f $2 [list price: $3.95]
  • 9781597802024 Bagigalupi, Paolo PUMP SIX and Other Stories, Night Shade ('10), 1st printing, as new $10 [list price: $14.99]
  • 0525433201 Milne, A.A. THE WORLD OF POOH, QPB book club, nd, (reprint of Dutton 1957 edn; The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner; E.H. Shepard color illus), as new $5 [no list price]
  • 9780553383577 Vandermeer, Jeff CITY OF SAINTS AND MADMEN, Bantam Spectra, 5th printing, (Moorcock intro), vg-f $14 [list price: $16]
  • 9781605430027 Nevins, Francis M. (ed) THE ANTHONY BOUCHER CHRONICLES: Reviews and Commentary 1942-1947, Ramble House ('10), POD edn, (©2001; 470 pages), vg-f $20 [no list price]
  • 1904619797 Bradbury, Ray FOREVER AND THE EARTH: Yesterday and Tomorrow Tales, PS Publishing, 9/05, 1st edn, new in dj $95 [no list price]
  • 0671777106 Malzberg, Barry PHASE IV, Pocket 77710, 11/73, (PBO; movie novelization; A race of super ants delivers an ultimatum to mankind - ADAPT OR DIE!), vg [list price: 95¢]
  • 0373720092 Wolfe, Aaron (=Koontz) INVASION, Laser 9, '75, (PBO; Malzberg intro), vg+ $15 [list price: 95¢]
  • 0441913571 Wollheim, Donald A. & Terry Carr (eds) WORLD'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: 1970, ('70), (PBO), vg+ (small price label) $5 [list price: 95¢]
---For more general information about any books listed, do a search with the isbn (where there is one) and read about the book on amazon or wiki—or goodreads maybe. I do have photos of the books, both on flickr and my biblio listings, as well as most of my more recent amazon listings.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

bookshelf rehab

For a change of pace from the boxes of recent-accumulation books I've been getting into, there was one shelf in more dire need of rehabilitation than the many others in varying states of disarray. So I hauled the whole bunch upstairs to the daylight room, mostly from the Moo-Mun area of the alphabet—hardcovers and larger trade pbs. A plus is that these are most all already but inadequately catalogued on biblio—so I can update those listings and maybe retain some of the more descriptive descriptions, as well as add photos. They are all now in a set of their own in flickr. Below will be the updated cataloguing, this time in alphabetical order by author instead of as they are performed—a few prices higher; mostly lower. But I won't wait until all is complete to publish here. As listings are added I will perform an update to this post, as I've been doing with the boxes. The flickr set is sorted alphabetically by title, since the author isn't given in the title of the photo. As usual, when I have more than one copy, I photo the front and back together. Try out the slideshow feature!
  • 0881843334 Moorcock, Michael THE BROTHEL IN ROSENSTRASSE, Carroll & Graf '87, 1st of this edn, (UK edn © '82), PR release & glossy photo of author laid in, vg+ in vg dj (somewhat rippled from being in plastic cover) $5 [list price: $15.95]
  • 0441106293 Moorcock, Michael THE CITY IN THE AUTUMN STARS, Ace Fantasy, 11/87, 1st (US) printing, (sequel to The Warhound and the World's Pain), PR laid in, vg-f in dj $8 [list price: $16.95]
  • 1568581831 Moorcock, Michael THE CORNELIUS QUARTET, Four Walls Eight Windows, 5/01, 1st printing of this edn, (the complete, uncensored saga of Jerry Cornelius; collects The Final Program, A Cure for Cancer, The English Assassin & The Condition of Muzak; 855 pages), new $25 [list price: $22]
  • 1857980360 Moorcock, Michael THE DANCERS AT THE END OF TIME, Millennium/Orion '93, (The Tale of The Eternal Champion Vol. 7; collects An Alien Heat, The Hollow Lands and The End of All Songs; 538 pages), trade pb, vg+ (as new but bumped) $20 [list price: £10.99]
  • 0441166091 Moorcock, Michael THE DRAGON IN THE SWORD: A Tale of the Eternal Champion, Ace, 9/86, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, (Being the Third and Final Story in the History of John Daker, The Eternal Champion), new in dj $25 [list price: $16.95]
  • 0446526185 Moorcock, Michael THE DREAMTHIEF'S DAUGHTER: A Tale of the Albino, Warner Aspect, 4/01, 1st printing, (Elric), new in dj $20 [list price: $24.95]
  • 0450060276 Moorcock, Michael THE GOLDEN BARGE: A Fable, New English Library '83, 1st hc?, (new edition of Savoy '79 pb; author's first novel written; M. John Harrison intro), vg-f in dj $30 [list price: £7.95]
  • 0380975890 Moorcock, Michael KING OF THE CITY, Morrow, 2nd printing('01), (return to Mother London), new in dj $15 [list price: $26]
  • 0517571838 Moorcock, Michael MOTHER LONDON, Harmony '89, 1st American edn, 1st printing of this edn, (author's 100th novel), as new in dj (small bump, somewhat warehouse worn) $10 [list price: $19.95]
  • 1885418175 Moorcock, Michael TALES FROM THE TEXAS WOODS, Mojo Press ('97), 1st, 1st printing, hardcover, new in dj $25 [list price: $20.95]
  • 1565041925 Moorcock, Michael VON BEK, White Wolf, 5/96, 1st trade pb thus, (Eternal Champion #2; collects The War Hound and the World's Pain, The City in the Autumn Stars, The Dragon in the Sword and The Pleasure Garden of Felipe Sagittarius; 705 pages), new $25 [list price: $14.99]
  • 0517558661 Moore, Ward GREENER THAN YOU THINK, Crown Classics of Modern Science Fiction #10, ('85), 1st edn thus, (reprints original uncut 1947 Gollancz edition; as unsettlingly awesome as it is entertaining; Zebrowski intro; Asimov foreword), vg in dj $8 [list price: $9.95]
  • 0312855281 Moran, Richard EARTH WINTER, Forge, 3/95, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, (prophetic sequel to The Empire of Ice), new in dj $10  [list price: $22.95]
  • 0312855273 Moran, Richard THE EMPIRE OF ICE, Forge, 2/94, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, (disaster novel), new in dj $12 [list price: $22.95]
  • 0345457749 Morgan, Richard K. MARKET FORCES, Ballantine, 3/05, 1st edn, 1st printing, (turbocharged thriller by PKD-award winning author), vg-f $6 [list price: $14.95]
  • 0575073268 Morgan, Richard WOKEN FURIES, Gollancz '05, 1st (export trade pb edn), (Takeshi Kovacs #3), vg-f $8 [list price: £10.99]
  • 0553382144 Moriarty, Chris SPIN CONTROL, Spectra, 7/06, 1st printing, (chaotic posthuman future in which the final frontier may well be extinction; hard SF), PR laid in, trade pb, vg-f $6 [list price: $12]
  • 0553382136 Moriarty, Chris SPIN STATE, Spectra, 10/03, 1st printing, (stunning new voice in hard SF; plausible speculative physics), trade pb, vg-f $5 [list price: $11.95]
  • 0525245065 Morrell, David THE LEAGUE OF NIGHT AND FOG, Dutton ('87), 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, (Romulus and the Penitent return), vg-f in dj $8 [list price: $17.95]
  • 1880418266 Morrell, David THE TOTEM: Complete and Unaltered, Donald M. Grant ('94), 1st thus, hardcover, new in dj (in publisher's shrinkwrap) $25 [list price: $24.95]
  • 159315237X Morrell, David CREEPERS, CDS Books, 2nd printing, (gripping joyride of a thriller), vg-f in dj $3 [list price: $24.95]
  • 0671559842 Morris, Janet THIEVES' WORLD: BEYOND THE VEIL, Baen, 1/86, 1st printing, fr-g in dj $2 [list price: $15.95]
  • 0312853092 Morris, Kenneth THE DRAGON PATH: Collected Stories, Tor, 3/95, 1st edn, (one of the great fantasy writers of the pre-Tolkien era; Douglas A. Anderson [ed]), new in dj $15 [list price: $23.95]
  • 0891412700 Morris, M.E. ALPHA BUG, Presidio ('86), (a novel; cold-war military thriller), vg in dj $5 [list price: $14.95]
  • 0060130660 Morris, Wright FIRE SERMON: A Novel, Harper & Row '71, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, (hippie couple meets old man on eastward journey), ex-libr else vg in vg dj $4 [list price: $5.95]
  • Morris, Wright IN ORBIT, NAL ('67), 1st printing, (a novel), ex-libr else g-vg in dj $10 [list price: $3.95]
  • 0963136739 Morrish, Robert and Peter Enfantino (editors) QUICK CHILLS II: The Best Horror Fiction From the Specialty Press, Deadline ('92), one of 575 copies hand-bound in leather & SIGNED by both editors as well as by 26 authors, as new no dj as issued $40 [published price: $45]
  • 0312130236 Morrison, Blake AND WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE YOUR FATHER?: A Son's Memoir of Love and Loss, Picador USA, 2nd printing, (a classic of family literature), new in dj $12 [list price: $21]
  • 1563891085 Morrison, Grant (writer) & Jon J. Muth (illustrator) THE MYSTERY PLAY: A Graphic Novel, Vertigo/DC Comics '94, 1st? (no statement of printing), (Suggested for Mature Readers; tense psychological thriller), vg-f in dj [list price: $19.95]
  • 0394535979 Morrison, Toni BELOVED, Knopf, 5th(10/87), (a novel), new in dj $10 [list price: $18.95]
  • 0151886563 Morrow, James BLAMELESS IN ABADDON, Harcourt Brace '96, 1st edn, 1st printing, (sequel to Towing Jehovah; second in God's Demise trilogy), new in dj $20 [list price: $24]
  • 0156180421 Morrow, James CITY OF TRUTH, Harvest/Harcourt Brace '93, 1st Harvest edn, 'B' printing, (novella in the finest Swiftian tradition), trade pb, new $7 [list price: $9]
  • 0151293252 Morrow, James THE ETERNAL FOOTMAN, Harcourt Brace '99, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, (third in God's demise trilogy), new in dj $15 [list price: $24]
  • 0688052843 Morrow, James ONLY BEGOTTEN DAUGHTER, Morrow '90, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, (chronicle of the life of God's daughter), vg+ in dj $10 [list price: $19.95]
  • Moskowitz, Sam UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS: A History and Anthology of "The Scientific Romance" in the Munsey Magazines, 1912-1920, Holt Rinehart Winston '70, 1st edn, g-vg in g dj (chewed corner) $10 [list price: $7.95]
  • 039303366X Mosley, Walter WHITE BUTTERFLY, Norton '92, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, (An Easy Rawlins Mystery), ex-libr else g-vg in g-vg dj (nice reading copy) $2 [list: $19.95]
  • 0394549716 Moss, Robert CARNIVAL OF SPIES, Villard '87, 1st edn, (espionage fiction), vg in dj $3 [list price: $18.95]
  • 0517544873 Moss, Robert DEATH BEAM, Crown '81, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, SIGNED by author, (spy-versus-spy thriller of chilling authenticity), vg in dj [list price: $13.95]
  • 031285739X Moss, Robert THE INTERPRETER: A Story of Two Worlds, Forge, pre-3/97, (historical novel), UNCORRECTED PROOF, softcover, f $6 [no list price]
  • 087685658X Mudd, Havey A EUROPEAN EDUCATION, Black Sparrow, 2/86, no statement of printing, (author's fourth book of poetry), trade pb, as new $8 [no list price]
  • 0312011261 Muir, R. THE MINIATURE MAN, St. Martin's '87, 1st edn, 1st printing, (author's first novel), vg-f in dj $8 [list price: $16.95]
  • 0312180764 Muller, Eddie DARK CITY: The Lost World of Film Noir, St. Martin's Griffin, 6/98, 1st St. Martin's edn, 1st printing, (semi-serious study of the genre; with great stills; includes bibliographical references and index), oblong trade pb, new $20 [list price: $22.95]
  • 0892962690 Muller, Marcia EYE OF THE STORM, Mysterious, 3/88, 1st printing, (A Sharon McCone mystery), vg+ in dj $3 [list price: $15.95]
  • Mundy, Talbot KING—OF THE KHYBER RIFLES: A Romance of Adventure, Bobbs-Merrill, nd (later printing), (©'16), (Joseph Clement Coll [illus]), g (no dj) $8
  • 1883821002 Benjamin, Edy Lou (ed) MOTHER BIRD POETRY ANTHOLOGY #1, Mother Bird ('93), (New-Mexican poetry; thought needling throughout; Uncle River, Summer Breeze; 199 pp), trade pb, vg-f $9 [list price: $9.95]
---I'm noticing that these 20-year-old listenings don't often need a big change in the pricing—as often as the book seems to command a higher price, just as often it could be had for rock bottom prices. Which isn't to say that the book is worthless, but there just isn't the demand to contend with the supply. With specialty/small press items, however, sometimes the asking prices (if there are any to compare) may seem to have appreciated somewhat.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It's nice that people are still interested in my now-going-on thirty-year-old R.A. Lafferty publications. I've just had to email a list of what I still have available (in various stages of readiness to actually send). I had an order for MAN WHO MADE MODELS recently (through Amazon)—I hope they didn't think they were getting the recent Centipede Press collection with the same title. Anyway, here's the list, in one handy place:
Lafferty, R.A. GRASSHOPPERS & WILD HONEY (1928-1942): Chapters 1 & 2, Drumm Booklet #39, ('92), (begins 2nd novel in the In A Green Tree tetralogy; the rest remains unpublished), 4x7" booklet, new 3.50
---HEART OF STONE, DEAR & Other Stories, Drumm Booklet #12, '83, 1st, as new 3.00
---IT'S DOWN THE SLIPPERY CELLAR STAIRS, Drumm Booklet #14, ('84), 1st, (essays, book reviews, fanzine columns, a speech, plus the title piece), as new 4.00
---LAUGHING KELLY & Other Verses, Drumm, nd, photocopy reprint, (15 pages), small booklet, as new $2
---THE MAN WHO MADE MODELS and Other Stories, Drumm Booklet #18, 9/84, 1st, (original stories; all are vintage Lafferty), as new 3.50
---MY HEART LEAPS UP, Drumm Booklets #24, 26, 28, 29 & 35, 11/86-9/90, 1sts (except #24 - photocopy reprint), (In a Green Tree #1), as new each, 3.50
---the preceding, all five booklets, as a set 18.00
---SLIPPERY & OTHER STORIES, Drumm Booklet #19, 2/85, 1st, (never-before-published; 39 tiny-print pages but readable), 4x7" stapled booklet, as new 5.00
---SNAKE IN HIS BOSOM & OTHER STORIES, Drumm Booklet #13, '83, 1st, as new $3

(---) Knight, Dan (compiler) AN R.A. LAFFERTY CHECKLIST (New Edition), Drumm Booklet #38, ('92), (improvement on out-of-date predecessor; although, by now, this one is mighty out-of-date too; but it does add UMP publications), new 3.50

Also, I believe I have photocopy reprints of FOUR STORIES I can still send ($3).

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Email from old friend:
Sorry to bother you. I was wanting to have a look through your book catalogue but I couldn't get it to open. I then realised this was because it wanted me to log into Google Drive first. Since I don't have an account with them I was just wondering if there is any other way to get a copy of it or is this the only way?

Best wishes

Chris Drumm

8:12 AM (0 minutes ago)

My reply:
Good to hear from you! The catalog is pretty obsolete now, although I probably still have many or most of the books available. I'm listing them on, amazon and, but it's pretty slow going. I have all the catalog files set for public availability still but I guess you need to have Google Drive yourself to open them since they have been converted to google drive (.gdoc). You don't want to have a Google account at all? It would probably be pretty easy to set up, but I could convert to various formats and download (can you do dropbox?). Here are the choices:

Friday, February 28, 2014

third box

I'm on a roll. Finished two boxes now (save for a couple I'm setting aside to read myself first)—on to the third:
  • 0345457374 Tan, Amy THE BONESETTER'S DAUGHTER, Ballantine, 2nd printing, (includes Reader's Guide), vg $2 [list price: $14.95]
  • 0525246460 Straczynski, J. Michael DEMON NIGHT, Dutton ('88), 1st edn, 1st printing, (a novel; genuinely frightening), ex-libr else p-fr in dj $2 [list price: $18.95]
  • 0316192945 Denby, David AMERICAN SUCKER, Little Brown ('04), 1st edn, 1st printing, (includes bibliographical references), ex-libr else g in laminated dj $2 [list price: $24.95]
  • 1932234004 Suzuki, Koji RING, Vertical ('03), 1st American edn, (the novel that spawned blockbuster horror films on both sides of the Pacific; originally published in 1991; Translation: Robert B. Rohmer & Glynne Walley), ex-libr else g in acetate dj $2 [list price: $24.95]
  • 0312572948 Ramsay, Jay (=Ramsey Campbell) NIGHT OF THE CLAW, St. Martin's ('83), 1st US edn, 1st printing, (A Novel of Horror), ex-libr else fr in dj $2 [list price: $12.95]
  • 1593081170 Brontë, Charlotte JANE EYRE, Barnes & Noble Classics, 2nd printing, (intro & notes by Susan Ostrov Weisser; also includes biography, chronology, inspired by, comments & questions & further reading), vg+ $2 [list price: $7.95]
  • 9780316040921 Pelecanos, George THE TURNAROUND, Back Bay/Little Brown, 4/09, 1st Back Bay pb printing, (Readers' Pick Guide Inside), vg+ $2 [list price: $14.99]
  • 0393325172 O'Brian, Patrick MASTER AND COMMANDER: The Aubrey/Maturin Series, Norton, 5th printing, (movie tie), remainder mark, book sale stamp, vg+ $2 [list price: $13.95]
  • White, T.H. THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING, Putnam's, 11th printing, ex-libr else p-fr in dj $3 [list price: $6.95]
  • 0767902521 Bryson, Bill A WALK IN THE WOODS: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, Broadway, 30th('01), vg+ $2 [list price: $13.95]
  • 9781416594895 Le Carré, John A MOST WANTED MAN, Scribner, 8/09, 1st Scribner trade pb printing, remainder mark, book sale stamp, else vg-f $2 [list price: $16]
  • 9781400030323 Nesser, Håkan BORKMANN'S POINT: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2nd printing, (translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson), vg $2 [list price: $12.95]
  • 052512263X Puig, Manuel HEARTBREAK TANGO: A Serial, Dutton, 2nd('74), (Translated by Suzanne Jill Levine), ex-libr else g in dj $2 [list price: $6.95]
  • 9780385342568 Coben, Harlan TELL NO ONE / GONE FOR GOOD, Delta, 3rd printing, (2-in-1 edn; 370+420 pages), vg $3 [list price: $15]
  • 1594480370 Moran, Thomas ANJA THE LIAR, Riverhead, 11/04, 1st trade pb printing, (A New York Times Notable Book), ex-libr else g $2 [list price: $14]
  • 034536158X Hess, Joan A REALLY CUTE CORPSE, Ballantine 36158, 9th printing, (A Claire Malloy Mystery), vg+ (nearly "as new") $2 [list price: $4.99]
  • 0553294385 Asimov, Isaac I, ROBOT, Spectra 29438, 12th printing, (in The Robot Series), vg-f $2 [list price: $6.50]
  • 0451218205 Weiner, Ellis THE BIG BOAT TO BYE-BYE, Signet 21820, 4/06, 1st Signet printing, (mystery novel featuring Pete Ingalls, P.I.—the Pee-wee Herman of Philip Marlowes), vg-f $2 [list price: $6.99]
  • 0743497554 Shirley, John CONSTANTINE, Pocket Star 9755, 3rd printing, (movie novelization; basted on Hellblazer graphic-novel characters), vg-f $3 [no list price]
  • 0449132463 MacDonald, John D. THE GREEN RIPPER, Fawcett Gold Medal 13246, 20th(12/91), (A Travis McGee Novel), g $2 [list price: $4.95]
  • 0843955848 King, Stephen THE COLORADO KID, Hard Case HCC-013, 10/05, "First Publication Anywhere", (PBO), vg+ (nearly "as new") $10 [list price: $5.99]
  • 0743499204 Kratman, Tom A STATE OF DISOBEDIENCE, Baen 9920, 8/05, 1st pb printing, (Welcome to the Second American Revolution), vg $2 [list price: $7.99]
    ---Not my cup of tea (-party)! But if you like snarled thinking... (based on reading the prologue only.)
  • 0345430808 Baxter, Stephen MANIFOLD: ORIGIN, Del Rey 43080, 1/03, 1st mass-market printing, (3rd in trilogy), $2 g+ [list price: $6.99]
  • 9781416565178 Hunter, Stephen I, SNIPER, Pocket 6517, 10/10, 1st Pocket printing, (A Bob Lee Swagger Novel; It takes a seasoned hunt one), vg+ $2 [list price: $9.99]
  • 0440225442 Coben, Harlan ONE FALSE MOVE, Dell 22544, 16th printing, (A Myron Bolitar Novel), g $2 [list price: $7.99]
  • 0425046613 Myrer, Anton THE INTRUDER, Berkley 04661, 10/80, (A novel of terror and desire), g-vg $2 [list price: $2.75]
  • 0451218299 Kerley, Jack THE DEATH COLLECTORS, Signet 21829, 5/06, 1st Signet printing, (where madness is an art and murder is the most beautiful act imaginable), vg+ $2 [list price: $7.99]
  • 9780340992999 King, Stephen JUST AFTER SUNSET, Hodder '09, 1st UK pb, (stories), vg $2 [list price: £7.99]
  • 0140441654 More, Thomas UTOPIA, Penguin Classics, 45th printing, (Paul Turner [translator & intro]), trade pb, vg $2 [list price: $7.95]
  • 0670034592 Coetzee, J.M. SLOW MAN, Viking '05, 1st American edn, ex-libr else g-vg in laminated dj $2 [list price: $24.95]
    ---the listing-service has the publisher as "Viking Adult"—if it's a juvenile or a children's book, call it that; otherwise assume it's for grown-ups; or is it pornography?
  • 0670417556 Carroll, Jonathan LAND OF LAUGHS, Viking '80, 1st, ex-libr else g in g+ dj $4 [list price: $10.95]
End Notes:
  • I'd been under the impression that if books didn't sport isbns that I couldn't list them on Now I notice it's "If you know the ISBN..." Next time I have a non-isbn book, I'll see if I can't list in there. I do know that listings won't show up on eBay searches (half is owned by eBay) except through isbn searches. But my half sales through eBay have been mighty miniscule of late.
  • I like the "acceptable" (worst) rating that Amazon and Half have. The books may be "poor" or "fair" but usually they are in very readable condition, and quite acceptable for that purpose. Which purpose agrees with me more than as a collectible. That said, however, fine copies are nicer to have.
  • As soon as I say "I'm on a roll" I go on a several-day hiatus. I enjoy cataloging books, even though it is not particularly remunerative—especially the current crop; so it shouldn't be something I have such trouble keeping at.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

another box of books

Last post has my cataloguing of a box of books, nearly all paperbacks. I enjoy cataloguing paperbacks even though there weren't any real collector's items in there. I still enjoy them, especially the ones pre-ISBN. I was able to find listings already extant on Amazon for all of them, but I had to provide the cover photos for a few. is strictly ISBN, so older books are only listed on Amazon and biblio.
I've been very lazy about getting any cataloguing done for a long time, so I was pleased to be able to get a whole box done, especially one with a lot of books. Now I'm looking forward to diving into the next box.
It looks like a lot of these are ex-library hardcovers and trade pbs. The downtown Des Moines was trying to rid itself of books. Also CDs. I went a little bit hog wild, especially on the CDs.
So here we go (I'll be adding to the list below as we go along):
  • 0394471431 Gardner, John GRENDEL, Knopf, 6th(6/73), ex-libr else fr in p-fr dj $2
  • 0156030616 Singleton, George DROWNING IN GRUEL: Stories, A Harvest Original/Harcourt '06, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, trade pb, ex-libr else fr-g $2 [list price: $14]
  • 9781933354804 Colbert, Curt (ed) SEATTLE NOIR, Akashic ('09), 1st printing, (all-new stories), ex-libr else g+ $2 [list price: $15.95]
  • 0151132003 Frisch, Max BLUEBEARD: A Tale, Helen and Kurt Wolff/HBJ '83, 1st American edn, (translated from German by Geoffrey Skelton), review slip, vg-f in vg+ dj $10 [list price: $10.95]
    ---the above book and several more coming up were from the library of Joan Bunke, the late and esteemed arts critic at the Des Moines Register. 
  • 0394498984 Naipaul, V.S. GUERRILLAS, Knopf '75, 1st American edn, ex-libr else g in dj $3 [list price: $7.95]
  • 0312328052 Jillette, Penn SOCK, St. Martin's Griffin, 7/04, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, (a novel), ex-libr else g $2 [list price $12.95]
  • 0140105662 Rybczynski, Witold THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN THE WORLD, Penguin '90, 1st printing, vg-f $3 [list price: $8.95]
  • 0142000868 Lodge, David THINKS...: A Novel, Penguin, 6th printing, trade pb, ex-libr else g+ $2 [list price: $14]
  • 0811202054 Thomas, Dylan COLLECTED POEMS, A New Directions Paperback, 7th printing, (203 pages), g-vg [list price: $2.95]
  • Wolfe, Thomas THE HILLS BEYOND, Harper & Row, A-O reprinting(1/64), ex-libr else g-vg+ in g-vg+ dj (a decent copy) $10 [list price: $6.00]
  • 0375404279 Chaudhuri, Amit FREEDOM SONG: Three Novels, Knopf '99, 1st edn [stated], ex-libr else vg+ in vg-f dj $3 [list price: $24]
  • 0192835327 Trollope, Anthony THE PRIME MINISTER, Oxford World's Classics '99, 1st printing of this edn, (Jennifer Uglow [ed]; John McCormick [intro]; Hector Whistler [illus]), trade pb, ex-libr else vg $2 [list price: $10.95]
  • 1932361618 Potts, Rolf MARCO POLO DIDN'T GO THERE: stories and revelations from one decade as a postmodern travel writer, Travelers' Tales/Solas House '08, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, trade pb, vg-f $5 [list price: $14.95]
  • 0140165215 Lodge, David PARADISE NEWS: A Novel, Penguin, 14th printing, trade pb, ex-libr else g $2 [list price: $14]
  • 0140291806 Lodge, David HOME TRUTHS: A Novella, Penguin '00, 1st Penguin printing, (based on author's play of same name), trade pb, ex-libr else g $2 [list price: $11.95]
  • 9780727865366 Masterton, Graham CHAOS THEORY, Severn House '07, 1st world edn (simultaneous with UK?), hc variant, (thriller), ex-libr else vg in laminated dj $3 [list price: $27.95]
  • 0765311860 Carroll, Jonathan SLEEPING IN FLAME, Orb, 10/04, 1st Orb edn, trade pb, ex-libr else vg $2 [list price: $13.95]
    ---back to back books by two guys I knew in high school—what are the chances?
  • 1582341222 Cheever, Benjamin THE GOOD NANNY: A Novel, Bloomsbury '04, 1st US edn [stated], ex-libr else vg in laminated dj $2 [list price: $23.95]
  • 0375506063 Masiel, David .2182 kHz, Random House '02, 1st edn [stated], ex-libr else g in laminated dj (vg reading copy) $2 [list price: $22.95]
  • 0802138667 Womack, Jack GOING, GOING, GONE, Grove Press '02, 1st printing, trade pb, ex-libr else vg $3 [list price: $13]
  • 0312363206 Lobe, Kirsten FRENCH TRYSTS: Secrets of a Courtesan, St. Martin's Griffin, 7/07, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, (a novel), trade pb, ex-libr else g-vg $2 [list price: $13.95]
  • 1565124561 Irani, Anosh THE CRIPPLE AND HIS TALISMANS, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill '05, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, (first published in Canada by Raincoast Books '04), ex-libr else vg in dj $3 [list price: $22.95]
  • 9781933372600 Barbery, Muriel THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG, Europa Editions, 11th printing('09), (translated from the French by Alison Anderson), trade pb, g-vg $2 [list price: $15]
  • Vidal, Gore THE JUDGMENT OF PARIS, Little Brown ('65), ex-libr else p-fr in dj $3 [list price: $4.75]
  • 1400043204 Boyd, William FASCINATION: Stories, Knopf '05, 1st edn [stated], ex-libr else vg in dj $3 [list price: $24]
  • 9781929919253 Currie, Roxana POLK CITY'S EARLY HISTORY Before 1900, Camp Pope '10, 2nd edn, POD edn, trade pb, vg-f $10 [list price: ?]
  • 1558611479 West, Dorothy THE LIVING IS EASY, Feminist Press, 7th('00), (originally published in 1948; afterword by Adelaide M. Cromwell), trade pb, vg-f $12 [list price: 14.95]
  • 0684846195 Offutt, Chris THE GOOD BROTHER, Scribner Paperback Fiction ('98), no © page, trade pb, ex-libr else g $2 [list price: $13]
  • 1558614559 Hughes, Dorothy B. IN A LONELY PLACE, Feminist Press '03, 1st printing, (in Femmes Fatales: Women Write Pulp series; originally published in 1947; afterword by Lisa Maria Hogeland), trade pb, ex-libr else g $5 [list price: $14.95]
  • 1416936599 Unanimous I HATE ANN COULTER!, Simon Spotlight Entertainment '07, 1st edn, 1st printing, trade pb, vg-f $3 [list price $9.95]
  • Moynihan, William T. THE CRAFT AND ART OF DYLAN THOMAS, Cornell University Press, 2nd('66), ex-libr else g in dj $10 [list price: $6.50]

Friday, February 7, 2014

back to business?

Let's see how this goes. These are the books that happen to be sitting beside me at the moment. I'm listing them on amazon, and (with photo), but I will also list them here. I've been horrid at answering email inquiries, so I won't say to get in touch with me directly to buy them. You can try if you want, but like I say...
I'll try to keep at the cataloguing. I've been all too lax about doing any listing lately.
I'm not putting these in my moribund Google Documents catalog listings. Those are still posted but mainly for archival interest now. They are outdated and I haven't been deleting entries for sold books in quite some time.
I won't be adding much by way of describing what the book is about or its contents, since that kind of information can be easily had elsewhere on the Interwebs.
This here is one box. Next box/new post:
  • Auster, Paul THE NEW YORK TRILOGY, Green Integer 152, '08, 1st Green Integer edn, (collects City of Glass, Ghosts & The Locked Room), (580 pages + 7-page Green Integer catalog), ex-libr else g-vg (binding crack pages not loose) no dj (pictorial boards) [list price: $29.95]
  • Dreiser, Theodore SISTER CARRIE, Signet Classic CT86, 7th printing, (Willard Thorp afterword), g-vg $2 [list price 75¢]
  • 0345368754 Eco, Umberto FOUCAULT'S PENDULUM, Ballantine 36875, 12/90, 1st printing of this edn, vg $2 [list price: $6.95]
  • 9780451233936 Coben, Harlan LIVE WIRE, Signet 23393, 3/12, g-vg $2 [list price: $9.99]
  • 0515123471 Francis, Dick 10 LB. PENALTY, Jove, 10/98, 1st printing, vg $2 [list price: $6.99]
  • 9780307454782 Yates, Richard REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, Vintage Contemporaries 45478, 1/09, 1st printing of this edn, (movie tie), vg-f $2 [list price: $7.99]
  • Hart, Johnny B.C. STRIKES BACK, Fawcett Crest k876, 12/65, 1st Fawcett Crest printing, (cartoons), vg $6 [list price: 50¢]
  • 0451188462 King, Stephen DESPERATION, Signet 18446, 9th printing, (547 pages), vg-f $3 [list price: $7.99]
  • 0140431179 Stevenson, Robert Louis DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE and Other Stories, Penguin Classics, 9th('87), (Jenni Calder [ed, intro, notes]), vg+ $2 [list price: $2.95]
  • 0330241990 Yeats, W.B. SELECTED POETRY, Pan Classics, 6th('79), (A. Norman Jeffares [ed, intro, notes]), fr-g $2 [list price: £1.25]
  • 0345428676 Denning, Troy STAR WARS® The New Jedi Order: STAR BY STAR, Lucas Books/Del Rey, 10/02, 1st mass-market edn, (605 pages + unpaginated preview of Destiny's Way + Star Wars Timeline of Trade Paperbacks and Graphic Novels), vg-f $2 [list price: $7.50]
  • 0812575466 Brandon, Jay SLIVER MOON: A New Chris Sinclair Thriller, Tor, 5/04, 1st mass-market edn, vg (store label over barcode, otherwise "like new") $2 [list price: $6.99]
  • 0440304245 Manchester, William AMERICAN CAESAR: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964, Dell Laurel, 15th printing, (960 pages; photos; notes; index), vg+ $3 [list price: $6.95]
  • 0140431403 Richardson, Samuel PAMELA; or, Virtue Rewarded, Penguin Classics 3140, 7th printing, (Peter Sabor [ed]; Margaret A. Doody [intro]), g-vg (small tear from front two pages, evidently to remove previous owner's name, no text missing; vg otherwise) $2 [list price: $6.95]
  • 0812545338 Masterton, Graham THE CHOSEN CHILD, Tor, 1/02, 1st mass-market edn, vg+ (almost "like new") $2 [list price: $6.99]
  • 0451516184 Dostoevsky, Fyodor THE IDIOT, Signet Classic CE618, 8th printing, (new translation by Henry & Olga Carlisle, with an introduction by Harold Rosenberg), g-vg (cover creases) $2 [list price: $2.50]
  • 0765357720 Clark, Francis WAKING BRIGID, Tor, 3/09, 1st mass-market edn, vg-f $2 [list price: $7.99]
  • 0886776686 Rawn, Melanie EXILES volume 1: THE RUINS OF AMBRAI, DAW Collector No. 966, 11/95, (839 pages), vg $3 [list price: $5.99]
  • 014044033X Rousseau, Jean-Jacques THE CONFESSIONS, 20th('88), (J.M. Cohen [translator & intro]), a few margin markings, g-vg $3 [list price: $5.95]
  • 0743474325 McCammon, Robert SPEAKS THE NIGHTBIRD, Pocket 7432, 9/03, (Judgment of the Witch #1), vg $2 [list price: $7.99]
  • 0345305116 Foster, Alan Dean FOR LOVE OF MOTHER-NOT, Del Rey, 3/83, 1st edn, (PBO; in Flinx series), vg $2 [list price: $2.95]
  • 0843953535 Collins, Max Allan TWO FOR THE MONEY, Hard Case HCC-005, 11/04, (revised versions of author's first two published novels: Bait Money and Blood Money; the first two in Nolan series), vg $2 [list price: $6.99]
  • 0553270885 Campbell, Joseph MYTHS TO LIVE BY, Bantam New Age 27088, 18th printing, vg $2 [list price: $4.95]
  • 0812541642 Robinson, Frank M. WAITING, Tor 54164, 2nd printing, g-vg $2 [list price: $7.99]
  • Marcus Aurelius/Epictetus MEDITATIONS/ENCHIRIDION, Gateway 6026, ?(10/60), (©'56; g (cover crease, browned pages. previous owner's name, underlining in "The Enchiridion", otherwise vg) $2
  • 0451186591 Nasaw, Jonathan SHADOWS, Signet AE8659, 10/98, 1st Signet printing, (A novel of erotic suspense), g-vg $2 [list price: $6.99]
  • Homer THE ODYSSEY: The Story of Ulysses, Mentor MD92, 16th(3/61), (translated by W.H.D. Rouse), vg $4 [list price: 50¢]
  • 0671828355 Bishop, Michael EYES OF FIRE, Pocket 82835, 1/80, 1st printing, (PBO), vg (crease in corner of cover) $2 [list price: $2.25]
  • 0425043657 Bester, Alfred THE STARS MY DESTINATION, Berkley 04365, 7th printing, vg+ $4 [list price: $2.25]
  • 0425021181 Abé, Kobo INTER ICE AGE 4, Berkley N2118, 2nd(7/72), vg+ $8 [list price: 95¢]
  • 0140431047 Gaskell, Elizabeth CRANFORD/COUSIN PHILLIS, Penguin Classics, (Peter Keating [editor, intro & notes]), 2nd('88), vg $2
  • 080481032X Kalakalia, His Hawaiian Majesty King David THE LEGENDS AND MYTHS OF HAWAII: The Fables and Folk-Lore of a Strange People, Tuttle, 14th('79), vg+ $3 [list: $6.75]
  • 0671454439 Sucharitkul, Somtow THE AQUILIAD, Timescape 45443, 12/83, 1st printing, (PBO), vg $2 [list price: $2.95]
  • 0140443851 (Anonymous) THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING and Other Works, Penguin Classics 044385, 2nd('80), (new edn: adds The Epistle of Privy Counsel, Dionysius' Mystical Teaching and The Epistle of Prayer; Clifton Wolters, translator & intro), vg $3 [list price: $3.50]
  • 0140430776 Dickens, Charles AMERICAN NOTES, The Penguin English Library, Penguin EL77, '72, 1st printing, (Edited by Arnold Goldman/John Whitley), vg+ $4 [list price: $2.85]
  • Stendhal THE CHARTERHOUSE OF PARMA, Signet Classic CT144, 9/62, 1st printing, (Moncrieff trans; Jacques Barzun afterword), vg+ $3 [list price: 75¢]
  • Montaigne ESSAYS & BELLES LETTRES in 3 vols., Everyman's Library Nos. 440-2, Dent/Dutton '46/4th('38)/4th('38), (reprint; glossary; 8-page list of 981 Everyman Library volumes appended), orange cloth, no djs, vg (with some light pencil underlining and marginalia), all three volumes, as a set 30.00
  • 0441750451 Reynolds, Mack SATELLITE CITY, Ace 75045, ('75), (PBO), vg+ $3 [list price: $1.25]
  • 0671832212 Busby, F.M. THE DEMU TRILOGY, Pocket 83221, 3/80, (PBO; collects Cage a Man, The Proud Enemy & End of the Line + "The Learning of Eeshta"; 522 pages), vg-f $5 [list price: $2.50]
  • 0192817361 Dumas fils, Alexandre LA DAME AUX CAMELIAS, World's Classics/Oxford, 6th printing, (Translated with an Introduction by David Coward), mark through barcode, vg $2 [list price: $8.95]
  • 0394172930 Lawrence, D.H. LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, Black Cat/Evergreen/Grove Press, 13th printing, (Introduction by Mark Shorer; Preface by Archibald Macleish), g-vg $2 [list price: $1.95]
  • 0812513940 Jordan, Robert CONAN THE DEFENDER, Tor, 7th printing, vg $3 [list price: $3.95]
  • 0394714474 Silverberg, Robert BORN WITH THE DEAD: Three Novellas About the Spirit of Man, Vintage V-447, 6/75, 1st Vintage edn, remainder punch hole, vg $3 [list price: $1.95]
  • Dostoevsky, Fyodor THREE SHORT NOVELS OF DOSTOEVSKY, Anchor A195, A Doubleday Anchor Original, ©'60 (no statement of printing), (collects The Double, Notes from the Underground & The Eternal Husband; Translated by Constance Garnett; Revised and edited by Avrahm Yarmolinsky; Gorey cover art; 460 pp + 9 pages of Anchor Books catalog), ink underlining in Notes from the Underground and penciled x-marks in catalog), g-vg $4 [list price: $1.45]
  • Berenstains, Stanley & Janice IT'S STILL IN THE FAMILY, Dell 4136, 10/63, 1st Dell printing, (orig: Dutton '61; cartoons), vg $5 [list price: 40¢]
  • 0140443061 HINDU MYTHS, Penguin Classics, 6th('84), (translated by Wendy O'Flaherty), vg+ $3 [list price: $4.95]

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