Sci-Fi & Fantasy

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First edition, first printing. Skeffington, 1933. A fantasy novel first published in book form in 1932 by Horace Liveright. The novel was originally serialized in six parts in the magazine Argosy in January 1932. Rare in dw.


First edition.
London, Burke, 1962.

Uncommon in jacket.


London, Macmillan, 1928

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly price of 7/6 on front flap.

Satirical science fantasy of a visit to another planet and the second volume of Eimar O'Duffy's Cuanduine (Spectrum of Fantasy p168)

Uncommon in a jacket. No copies for sale online currently.


London, Vawser & Viles, 1947

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

Four stories for children, two fantasy: 'Death Swamp' (impregnated with radium) and The Lake under London (subterranean lake filled with monsters)

Uncommon in jacket.


New York, Frederick A. Stokes, February, 1910.

Second edition. 8vo. Original red pictorial cloth.

The second edition of this weird sci-fi tale of Egyptologists and suspended animation, published within one month of the first edition. Scarce.


First edition.
London. Gollancz, 1939
Published in 1939 as the world was teetering on the brink of global war, the novel describes how the nations of the world, previously bent on destroying each other, band together to meet a common catastrophe. The story takes place in West London where the main character, Edgar Hopkins, writes his own narrative about a lunar catastrophe in which the moon collides with the Earth.


London, Gollancz, 1964.

First UK edition. Ex-library. 8vo. Original red boards. Dust-jacket, price-clipped.

The first UK edition of Simak's sci-fi classic, about a lonely immortal farmer who man & maintains a way station for aliens in Wisconsin, winner of the Hugo prize for that year.


London, Frederick Muller, 1954.

First edition. Tall 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, publisher's price-sticker 10/6.

Attractive first edition presenting a step-by-step presentation on space exploration, blending scientific accuracy and artistic skill.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Stapledon (Olaf) Odd John.


A Story between Jest and Earnest
London, Methuen, 1935.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, price-clipped and with wartime price sticker '3/-' to inside front flap.

Stapledon's famous take on the Übermensch idea, in the even more famous "odd" dust-jacket. Rare in such condition.


London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1930].

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 7/6.

An uncommon "Lost Race" title, notable also for the rather smashing jacket artwork by well-known illustrator J. Morton Sale.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Hobbit


or There and Back Again
London, George Allen & Unwin, 1968.

Third edition, fourth impression. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth. Dust-jacket.

A truly nice copy of the third edition of Tolkien's fantasy masterpiece for children, an enduring classic of 20th century literature.


, Readers Union, 1960.

3 vol., the Readers Union edition. 8vo. Maps. Original cloth. Dust-jackets.

The sole impression published by the Readers Union, sold to members at a price of 12s., presumably in December 1960 in time for Christmas.


Early edition, Likely rebound copy of original paperback edition and rare as such.
London, Ward Lock and Tyler, 1876

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Verne (Jules) Abandoned


London, Sampson Low, [c.1920].

8vo. Original red pictorial cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 2/6.

An attractive jacketed edition of this mysterious islands tale by Verne.


Likely rebound copy of original paperback edition
London, Sampson Low, 1876
Author's Illustrated Edition


London, Sampson Low, 1878.

First UK edition. Publisher's catalogue at end. 8vo. Original brown cloth decorated in gilt & black.

The first edition in English of Verne's sci-fi classic of a comet's collision with the earth which bears away part of the planet, and its inhabitants. This translation alters the text considerably with additions and emendations, paraphrases dialogue, and rearranges material, although the general thread of the story is followed. The translation was made from the serial version of the novel, published January to December 1877.


London, George Routledge, 1887.

8vo. Original pictorial wrappers.

A rare, very good example of this sixpence "pulp" edition of Verne's SciFi classic.


London, Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington, 1887.

First English edition. 8vo. Plates; 1p. advertisement and 32pp. publisher's catalogue (correctly dated October 1886). Original pictorial pale blue cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in brown & white, gilt edges.

A bright and clean first UK edition of this classic sci-fi yarn by French maestro Jules Verne, originally published in France as Robur-le-Conquérant. The story was made into a 1961 movie, Master of the World, with Vincent Price as Robur.


A real curiosity for Verne collectors. A key title with each volume issued by a different publisher.
London, Ward Lock (vol 1) Sampson Low (vol 2) 1876


London, Readers Library 'Crime Series', [1929].

First edition. Small 8vo. Original gilt-tooled red cloth. Dust-jacket.

An attractive copy and edition of these two Wallace tales, here published in book-form for the first time. Although attached to the Readers Library Crime Series, the first tale is decidedly Science Fiction. Uncommon thus.


London, Collins Crime Club, 1931

First edition. 8vo. 2pp. advertisements. Original dark orange cloth blocked in black. Dust-jacket spine priced 3/6, with further 1/- sticker.

'The name "Charles Pearce" whisper it after dark is to start a horde of wild imagings...all that makes the flesh creep and the hair stand on end...a repulsive creature to look upon; a colossal braggart; a gifted musician; a murderer - a dwarf in stature and a Samson in strength; the perfect burglar; and a man with an irresistible attraction for women...' (publisher's blurb).

A very good first edition in early issue jacket with the sinister artwork by V. Asta bright and clean to upper panel.


London, WM. Collins Sons & Co, Ltd By The London Book Co. Ltd., [1934]
A film tie in Issued around the same time of the release of the film adaptation of The Invisible Man which was filmed by Universal Pictures Ltd. Uncommon in wrapper.