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The House of Lost Identity - and - The Haunted Jester - Donald Corley

1927 - Robert M. McBride & Company, New York - First Editions
“Far away on some dark road, the young man rode, in pouring rain, and often cold and penniless, eagerly asking of every one he passed where the Elixir of youth might be found...”

Two volumes adorned in the scarce and stunning gold dust jackets. Corley’s tales of mystery and wonder have become celebrated for their spin on traditional fairy-tale motifs, amplifying them with darker, sinister elements... along with occasional comedy.

Drawing influences famed myths and legends from Persia, Ireland, China and Greece, both volumes are profusely illustrated throughout with the author’s own Harry Clarke-esque illustrations, and include a foreword by American sci-fi writer, James Branch Cabell.

From the library of the infamous Joseph Alexander Sadony, philosopher-scientist, inventor and poet, whose Michigan based ‘Educational Research Laboratories’ at ‘Valley of the Pines’ studied the power of the mind...
 
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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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Lanark - A Life in Four Books - Signed - Alasdair Gray

2001 - Canongate Books, Edinburgh - Number 1179 of 2000 Limited Edition Sets
A fine four volume set, number 1179 of 2000, with the the slipcase signed by Alasdair Gray.

Lanark, a modern vision of hell, is set in the disintegrating cities of Unthank and Glasgow, and tells the interwoven stories of Lanark and Duncan Thaw. A work of extraordinary imagination and wide range, its playful narrative techniques convey a profound message, both personal and political, about humankind’s inability to love, and yet our compulsion to go on trying.’

‘Widely recognised as a modern classic, Alasdair Gray's magnum opus was first published in 1981 and immediately established him as one of Britain's leading writers. Comparisons have been made to Dante, Blake, Joyce, Orwell, Kafka, Huxley and Lewis Carroll. This edition published in 2001, includes new autobiographical
Tailpiece’ [Canongate]

‘It was time Scotland produced a shattering work of fiction in the modern idiom. This is it … [Gray is] the best Scottish novelist since Sir Walter Scott’ – Anthony Burgess.

‘I was absolutely knocked out by Lanark. I think it’s the best in Scottish literature this century’ – Iain Banks.


‘Remarkable … A work of loving and vivid imagination, yielding copious riches’ – William Boyd. 
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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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