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Fahrenheit 451 - Signed - Ray Bradbury

1953 - Ballantine Books, New York - First edition
One of the Most Desirable Rarities in Modern Science Fiction.

First edition, one of 200 copies, of which this is number 36, signed by Bradbury and bound in ‘
an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis’.

An outstanding, tight and bright copy, whose magnificently named binding material ‘Johns-Manville Quinterra’, a fireproof asbestos material, is prone to crumbling, staining, and soiling.

‘Frightening in its implications.’ -
New York Times. 
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Price HK$ 187,000



Nova Express - William S. Burroughs

1964 - Grove Press, New York - First Edition
‘A masterpiece of fantasy and reality, a carnival of horrors, a doomsday confrontation of man and his world.’

Burroughs’ ferociously political and prophetic novel – a parody of bureaucracy and human frailty, and the third in his linguistically ‘
cut-up’ trilogy, following The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded –fires the reader into the diabolical world of the Nova Mob, poised to wreak havoc and destruction upon the planet. Can Inspector J. Lee of the Nova Police stop them before it’s too late…? 
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Catching Fire - INSCRIBED - Suzanne Collins

2009 - Scholastic Press, New York - Twelfth Printing, in First Edition Dust Jacket
Inscribed - ‘For Tommy, May the odds be EVER in your favor! Love, Suzanne Collins

‘A brilliantly imagined dystopian novel about the ultimate television reality game for teens’
– Daily Telegraph

‘I couldn’t stop reading’
– Stephen King

An inscribed copy of the second book in Suzanne Collins’ phenomenally best-selling trilogy. Set in dystopian Panem, a place once known as North America, in a rich city called the Capitol, which is surrounded by twelve districts, the novels follow the adventures of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who steps forward to take her sister’s place in the dark and brutal live television show,
The Hunger Games. 
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The House of Lost Identity - and - The Haunted Jester - Donald Corley

1927 - Robert M. McBride &, 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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Moonchild. A Prologue - Aleister Crowley

1929 - The Mandrake Press, London - First Edition
Moonchild remains Aleister Crowley’s most famous fictional work, an entertaining tale of rival magickal lodges with numerous derogatory, (and often thinly disguised) pen portraits of colleagues, friends and enemies, many of whom were based on the members of Crowley’s fascinating inner circle during the 1920s, such as Mahatera Phang, largely thought to represent dancer and artist Isadora Duncan. 
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The Arabian Nights. Tales from the Thousand and One Nights. [Ali Baba, Sinbad, Aladdin, etc.] - Edward J. Detmold

1924 - Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London - First Edition to be illustrated by Detmold
A large and wonderful presentation of nine stories from The Arabian Nights, and the first to be illustrated by the great Edward Detmold with twelve tipped-in colour plates and captioned tissue guards.

In the publisher’s evocative gilt illustrated white covers, the gilt glittering and without rubbing...
 
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Our American Adventure [&] Our Second American Adventure - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1923 - 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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Jorkens Remembers Africa - Lord Dunsany [pseud. Edward Plunkett]

1934 - Longmans Green and Co., New York - Toronto - First Edition
A fine edition of Lord Dunsany’s second collection of ‘extraordinary’ short stories recounted by the enterprising and adventurous Jorkens at the Billiard Club. In the delicate dust jacket, without repairs or restoration. ‘Extraordinary’ as indicated by the fabulous Allen Lewis illustration of Jorkens fending off a unicorn with his hunting rifle which adorns the dust jacket and also the illustrated title page. 
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