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Our American Adventure [&] Our Second American Adventure - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1923 1924 - Doran / Little, New York / Boston - First American Edition
Two volumes. The accounts of Doyle's two American tours investigating and speaking on matters of Spiritualism. Illustrated with black and white photographs.

We live in the time of dawn, and year by year the overwhelming importance of this psychic question is forcing itself upon the public attention 
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The Lost World - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1912 - Hodder and Stoughton, London - First Edition
‘So tomorrow we disappear into the unknown. This account I am transmitting down the river by canoe, and it may be our last word to those who are interested in our fate.’

From the brilliant mind of Arthur Conan Doyle comes a a classic tale of adventure and exploration. The first in the
Challenger novel series, join heroes Edward Malon and Professor Challenger as they travel to a Lost World in the Amazon forest where dinosaurs, Pterodactyls, Cave Men, and other prehistoric creatures are found to be co-existing, cut off from the rest of the world.

Illustrated with eight lithographic plates, including a photographic frontispiece of members of the expedition, featuring Doyle wearing a fake beard as Professor Challenger.
 
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Oblique Strategies – SIGNED - Brian Eno, Peter Schmidt

1975Number 48 of 500 limited sets
‘Abandon normal instruments; Breathe more deeply; Consider different fading systems; Discard an axiom; (Organic) Machinery; Mute and continue...’

Just a few of the wonderfully creative and abstract instructions from Brian Eno’s dadaist mind game for music production, the original Oblique Strategies card deck, with ‘over one hundred worthwhile dilemmas’, created by Eno and his friend, artist Peter Schmidt.

A complete set of the scarce ‘Edition 1’, number 48 only 500, signed by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt, and housed in the original black box. A further two editions each were printed before the death of Peter Schmidt (1978 and 1979).

Oblique Strategies is most frequently associated with bands Eno produced during his mid to late 70s creative high point, including Talking Heads and Berlin-trilogy era Bowie. 
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The Secrets: Volume One: The Other Statue - Edward Gorey

1968 - Simon and Schuster, New York - First Edition
‘Perfectly incomplete in itself, this first volume of a longer work ‘is’, as Hsun Tzu said of something else, ‘full of mysteries and enigmas which are not solved, of secrets and short cuts that are never explained’. Those who like this sort of thing will be anxious to find out what happens in the next volume.’

Where is ‘Volume Two’.... ?
 
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Off Sandy Hook and Other Stories - Clotilde Graves (Pseud. Richard Dehan)

1915 - Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York - First Edition
A fine copy of this collection of 26 short mystery and supernatural stories by the Irish born Clotilde Graves.

Scarce in the dust jacket, and even more so in this condition.
 
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The Reality Dysfunction - Signed - Peter Hamilton

1996 - MacMillan, London - First Edition
A signed and fine first edition of the first work in the 'Night's Dawn' trilogy. There is so much to this massive first volume that in America it was split into two volumes ‘Emergence’ and’ Expansion’.

'Absolute vintage science-fiction. Hamilton puts British sci-fi back into interstellar overdrive' –
The Times.

‘Elements of space opera, Straubesque horror and adrenaline-laced action make this a demanding, rewarding read.’ –
Publisher’s Weekly. 
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Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

1932 - Chatto & Windus, London - First Edition
‘O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is!
O brave new world that hath such creatures in't!’


An exceptional copy of the first edition, in a bright example of the iconic dust jacket, without restoration, price-clipping or technological modification. Housed in custom made clamshell case of fine blue morocco leather over matching cloth, velvet lined, and lettered in gilt to the spine.

A modern highlight, and landmark of 20th century fiction. Huxley’s bitterly satiric account of an inhumane society controlled by technology, in which art and religion have been abolished and human beings reproduce by artificial fertilisation.

‘Brilliantly plausible fantasy... a Utopia which is never dull, of which the horror is always credible as one’s sympathies grow more involved with the fate of the young primitive from the Indian Reservation who challenges the machine.’ – Cyril Connolly,
Modern Movement. 
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The Dong with a Luminous Nose - Edward Lear, Edward Gorey (illustrator)

1969 - Young Scott Books, New York - First Edition
When awful darkness and silence reign
Over the great Gromboolian plain,
Through the long, long wintry nights;–
When the angry breakers roar
As they beat on the rocky shore:–
When Storm-clouds brood on the towering heights
Of the Hills of the Chankly Bore:–

And when Edward Gorey gets his hands on Lear’s gothically nonsense poetry, well, it gets darker, and better, and, nonsensier, and, and, and . . .

And he wove him a wondrous Nose,–
A Nose as strange as a Nose could be!
Of vast proportions and painted red,
And tied with cords to the back of his head
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