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From Tim Doyle and Esther Read

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Great news, again! We will be selling books for a second year in the Readercon Bookshop. And this time we will have three spaces, instead of just one like last year. More space will mean more stuff, and will definitely be more fun!

Our setup from last year at Readercon 27

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Readercon 28 will be held at the Quincy Marriott in Quincy, MA from 7/13/2017 to 7/16/2017. From the Readercon website "Although Readercon is modeled on "science fiction conventions," there is no art show, no costumes, no gaming, and almost no media. Instead, Readercon features a near-total focus on the written word.... In many years the list of Readercon guests rivals or surpasses that of the Worldcon in quality. Readercon is the only small convention regularly attended by such giants of imaginative literature as Gene Wolfe, Samuel R. Delany, John Crowley, Barry N. Malzberg, Kit Reed, and Jonathan Lethem. .... There is a large Bookshop full of new, used, and rare and collectible books and magazines (and yet more great conversation; if a Readercon attendee is not at a program item, they're probably here)."

Below is a little preview of some of the stock we will have at Readercon. We'll be bringing a nice range of budget priced items, but here we are featuring some of the choicer items in stock. Check back periodically as we add to the inventory, and update with more cool stuff.

First up is a nice little lot of SF/Fantasy literary criticism and biography: The Year 2000: A Critical Biography of Edward Bellamy by Sylvia Bowman (Bookman Associates, 1958), Algernon Blackwood: An Extraordinary Life by Mike Ashley, Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft by Lyndall Gordon, Mary Shelley by Miranda Seymour, Lord Byron's Jackal: Life of Edward John Trelawny by David Crane, Lewis Carroll & His Illustrators: Collaborations & Correspondence 1865 - 1898 edited by Morton N Cohen & Edward Wakeling, In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination by Margaret Atwood.

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Nice copy of The Courtesan's Jewel Box - Chinese Stories from the Xth - XVIIth Centuries translated by Yang Xianyi and Gladys Yang (stated First Edition; Foreign Language Press, Beijing; 1981). Priced at $15.

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I have the US hardback first of J G Ballard's Crash (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973), if for no other reason than that I love the cover design. Priced at $100.

In the cinema history field, I have The Poe Cinema: A Critical Filmography by Don G Smith (hardcover, McFarland, 1999), covering 80 films from 13 countries and from 1908 forward. Cost is $25

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Next, a terrific association copy of two volumes from one of the most influential anthology series in the history of the genre. US hardback firsts of The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume Two A and Volume Two B, both volumes signed by editor Ben Bova and dated "29 May 2011 / Balticon 45". Bova was GOH at Balticon in 2011. And VERY COOL ASSOCIATION - Volume Two B has Judith Merril's ownership stamp with address on the front free endpaper. Asking $250 for the set.

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6/17/2017 - Many of you will remember the nice lot of Lord Dunsany I had last year - below are the photos from last year, so some of these are sold. But what didn't sell last year has been in storage since then and will be coming back to Readercon. Nearly all of these are hardback first printings, with most of them from UK publishers - no dust jackets, alas!. I will try to update the list to remove the sold items.

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Author...................... Title.................................................................. Publisher................................ Asking...... Format... Notes
Dunsany, Lord King of Elfland's Daughter Putnam's, 1924 125 HB Ist print
Dunsany, Lord Charwoman's Shadow Putnam's, 1926 30 HB UK 1st
Dunsany, Lord Plays of Gods and Men Unwin, 1917 30 HB 1st
Dunsany, Lord Blessing of Pan Scribner's, 1927 100 HB 1st
Dunsany, Lord Plays of Near and Far Putnam's, 1922 25 HB 1st Limited 500 Copies Only
Dunsany, Lord Tales of Three Hemispheres Unwin, 1920 35 HB UK 1st
Dunsany, Lord Travel Tales of Mr Joseph Jorkens Putnam's, 1931 75 HB 1st
Dunsany, Lord Mr Jorkens Remembers Africa Heinemann, 1934 50 HB UK 1st
Dunsany, Lord Donnelann Lectures 1934 Heinemann, 1934 10 HB UK 1st
Dunsany, Lord If: A Play in Four Acts Putnam's, 1922 20 HB UK 3rd Printing
Dunsany, Lord Nowadays Four Seas Company, 1918 45 HB Limited to 500 copies
Dunsany, Lord Tales of War Talbot Press, 1918 25 HB UK 1st
Dunsany, Lord To Awaken Pegasus George Ronald, 1949 15 HB UK 1st
Dunsany, Lord Unhappy Far-Off Things Elkin Matthews, 1919 10 HB UK 1st
Dunsany, Lord Fifty-one Tales Elkin Matthews, 1916 85 HB UK 1st
Dunsany, Lord Book of Wonder Elkin Matthews, 1919 30 HB UK 1st
Dunsany, Lord Don Rodriquez Chronicles of Shadow Valley Putnam's, 1922 75 HB US 1st
Dunsany, Lord Story of Mona Sheehy Heinemann, 1930 55 HB UK 1st
Dunsany, Lord Year, The Jarrolds, 1946 15 HB UK 1st

A signed copy of Octavia Butler's Parable of the Talents, the sequel to Parable of the Sower. This is the US hardback 1st printing, from Seven Stories Press. Priced at $50.

A pretty copy of Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems Number Four from City Lights Press. This is the 24th printing from 1971, but same format and layout as the 1st printing. Published in 1955 and subject to an obcenity charge in 1957, and now recognized as one of the great works of American literature. Priced at $5

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This copy of the Metropolitan hardback first of Tanar of Pellucidar in the very scarce original dust jacket.

Next is the Starblaze trade paperback edition of Aurelia, an unusual item from the wonderful R A Lafferty - if you don't know the name, do yourself a favor and check him out.

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One of my all-time favorite books as a kid - I got into science fiction at an early age - The Runaway Robot by Lester del Rey. I still have my original copy, which was a Scholastic paperback I bought at school. This is the US hardback first from Westminser Press, with price of $3.50 on the front flap. Typical ex-lib markings, but dustjacket is not pasted down. Binding nice and solid. Priced at $35.00.

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And continuing with childhood favorites of mine, here is Storm Over Warlock by Andre Norton (hardback; World, 1960; stated First Edition). Not as good as Starman's Son (aka Daybreak 2250 AD), but a close second for me. Bonus: NOT an ex-lib copy, as so very many kids books from this period are. $65

Next is the third book in Eleanor Cameron's Mushroom Planet series, Mr Bass's Planetoid (hardback; Atlantic Little Brown, 1958; later printing). A folded bookmark for the "Children's Author's, Illustrator's Festival" is laid in, and signed in full by Eleanor Cameron. Also NOT an ex-lib copy. $150.

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Oversize format copy of Read Yourself Raw edited by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly, collecting "Pages from the rare first 3 issues of the comics magazine for damned intellectuals!" Includes the bound-in inserts "Two-Fisted Painters: The Matisse Falcon" and City of Terror Trading Cards. Priced at $40.

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1967 Methuen 1967, hardback reprint of The Adventures of Tintin: The Calculus Affair by Herge. Reduced to $20.

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A beautiful, signed copy of Lloyd Alexander's The Beggar Queen, the final volume in his Westmark trilogy that begins with Westmark and The Kestrel.

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Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker by George Lucas. This is the first hard cover edition: 1977 book club edition with S27 gutter code on page 183. The code shows when the book was printed. "S" indicates 1977, while 27 is the 27th week of the year.

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