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Even before visionaries such as H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, the origins of science fiction extend Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, and in deed can be traced back through Gulliver's Travels and Shakespeare's surreal last work, The Tempest. Here are some of the works of the Golden Age of Science Fiction with those early rocketship expeditions to Mars and more contemporary cyberpunk tales.



The First Men In The Moon by WELLS, H.G

London: George Newnes, 1901. First English Edition; first binding. An extraordinary copy in the rare dust jacket. Aside from minor dust soiling of the edges and slight bumping at the foot of the spine, the book is as fine and bright as one might expect f...

From Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

$75,000.00


The Outsider and Others by LOVECRAFT, H.P

Sauk City: Arkham House, 1939. First Edition; 1200 copies printed; a fine copy in a dust jacket with minor wear and tear and a quarter-inch of chipping along the foot of the spine. The back flap has been inscribed by the dust jacket designer, Virgil Finl...

From Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

$40,000.00


FRANKENSTEIN by Shelley, Mary

Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1833. Very good plus. First American edition, in the original boards, of the book many consider the beginning of modern science fiction, a vengeful tale of a scientist's artificial human creation gone wrong. First ...

From Type Punch Matrix

$35,000.00


Islands in the Sky by CLARKE, Arthur C

Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. First edition. Small ownership label of Ian Macauley, some wear to the crown, very good in supplied dustwrapper with a small chip on the front board, a couple of tiny tears and some general...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$25,000.00


Foundation Trilogy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ( Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation ) by Asimov, Isaac

New York: Gnome Press, 1951. An exceptional and RARE set, all three books having been SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR Isaac Asimov to the same lady in the most intriguing and charming manner - "Foundation" SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jea...

From Dale Steffey Books

$20,000.00


Foundation (With) Foundation And Empire (With) Second Foundation (All First Issue Bindings And First Issue Dust Jackets. One Book Signed By Asimov) by Asimov, Isaac

New York: New York: Gnome Press, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1951. First Edition, First Issue, First State . Hardcovers. Very Good + / Near Fine Books/Very Good + / Near Fine Dustja. An Attractive Set Of The True First Editions, All In First State Bindings And Fi...

From Arroyo Seco Books

$12,500.00


Typed Letter Signed and Notes for a Scientific Theory of Theological Experiences by DICK, Philip K

1975. A letter dated January 27, 1975 and written to Paul [presumably Paul Williams, Dick's close friend and eventual biographer] transmitting chapter one of Confessions [of a Crap Artist] (not included here) and, included here, two pages of "theological ...

From Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA

$8,500.00


Galley Sheets for VALIS by DICK, Philip K

1980. Long galley sheets for Dick's novel VALIS (Vast Active Living Intelligence System), a 1981 paperback original. The VALIS galley sheets are dated 6-23-80: approximately 68 sheets of 25" in length, age-toned with minimal edge wear, in a custom folding...

From Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA

$8,000.00


STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by HEINLEIN, ROBERT A

NEW YORK NY: PUTNAM'S SONS (G.P.). NEAR FINE IN A NEAR FINE D.J.. PUB 1961. FIRST EDITION. ISBN: WITH "C22" ON TERMINAL LEAF / WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD. BOOK'S SPINE IS ONLY SLIGHTLY DARKENED WITH BRIGHT GILT TITLES, NOBUMPS TO CORNERS, AND VERY CLEAN INS...

From JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS

$7,500.00


The Mummy ! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century by Loudon, Jane (Mrs). Webb, Jane

London: Henry Colburn, 1828. Second edition. Three volumes, small octavo, pp viii, 309; 331; 311, half calf and marbled boards, very slightly scuffed, the spines a little faded. The first and last few pages in each volume suffer from foxing (see illustra...

From Mike Park Ltd

£4,500.00


Around the World in Eighty Days by Verne, Jules

Boston: and Co, 1873. First Edition. Hardcover. First fully illustrated US edition. xvi, 315pp. Salmon cloth stamped in gold and black, bevelled edges, dark brown endpapers, all edges gilt. With fifty-four plates and an engraved illustration in the text ...

From Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB

$5,700.00


THE NIGHT LAND by HODGSON, WILLIAM HOPE

LONDON: EVELEIGH NASH. VG++/NONE. PUB 1912. FIRST EDITION. 16 PAGE PUBLISHER'S CATALOGUE AT THE BACK . A MUCH BETTER COPY OF THIS BOOK THAN USUALLY FOUND WITH SPINE GILT DULLED BUT STILL ALMOST AS BRIGHT AS THE FRONT COVER'S GILT TITLES AND A TRAC...

From JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS

$5,550.00


Bilder Aus Der Zukunst [Zukunft] [Images of the Future]. Zwei Erzahlungen Aus Dem Vierundzwanzigsten Und Neununddreiszigsten Jahrhundert. Band 1:Bis Zum Nullpunkt Des Seins, Erzablung Aus Dem Jahre 2371; Band II Gegen Das Weltgeletz by Lasswitz, Kurd (Kurt Laszwitz)

Breslau: S. Schottlaender, 1878. First Edition 1st Printing. 1/4 Leather. Very Good. 88 Pp; 170 Pp. Watered Endpapers. Very Scarce Early Book By German Science Fiction/Utopian Literature Pioneer Kurd Lasswitz (1848-1910). "As The First Major Sf Wr...

From Arroyo Seco Books

$4,500.00


CARSON OF VENUS by Edgar Rice Burroughs

[EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS]. CARSON OF VENUS. WWII U.S. NAVY MILITARY ASSOCIATION COPY. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Tarzana, California, 1939. First Edition, First printing. Book Condition: Very Good+. Appears barely read, in original publisher's blue pebbled ...

From Astro Trader Books

$4,000.00


STAR MAKER by STAPLEDON, OLAF

LONDON: METHUEN & CO. LTD. NEAR FINE IN A VERY GOOD D.J.. PUB 1937. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. IDENTICAL TO THE FIRST IMPRESSION AND FIRST ISSUE (SATTY & SMITH A7.1.1.1) WITHOUT PRICE OF "8s. 6d. net" ON FRONT FLAP . LIGHT BLUE CLOTH COVE...

From JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS

$3,750.00


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