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  • ANATOMY OF WONDER: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. by Barron, Neil (Introduction by Brian Aldiss.)
    Barron, Neil (Introduction by Brian Aldiss.)
    ANATOMY OF WONDER: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, Fourth Edition.

    Edition: First printing of the 4th edition, completely revised and updated from the previous editions.

    New York: Bowker, (1995.). Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive and important work on science fiction: covers the emergence of sf (to 1920), between the wars (1918-1938), the early modern period (1938-1963), the modern period (1964-1986) by Brian Stapleford, children's and young adult sf, an extensive checklist on science fiction in languages other than English (numerous entries for German, French, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Belgian, Romanian, and Yugoslav science fiction and foreign-language secondary material and a survey of Hebrew science fiction) as well as a core collection checklist, author, subject and title indexes, and much more. Introduction by James Gunn. xxiv, 912 pp. ISBN: 0-8352-32883.

    Condition: Fine in glossy boards, no dj as issued.

    Book ID: 52581
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  • ANATOMY OF WONDER: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, Third Edition. by Barron, Neil (Introduction by Brian Aldiss.)
    Barron, Neil (Introduction by Brian Aldiss.)
    ANATOMY OF WONDER: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, Third Edition.

    Edition: First printing of the 3rd edition, greatly expanded, revised and updated from the previous editions.

    New York: Bowker, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive and important work on science fiction: covers the emergence of sf (to 1920), between the wars (1918-1938), the early modern period (1938-1963), the modern period (1964-1986) by Brian Stapleford, children's and young adult sf, an extensive checklist on science fiction in languages other than English (numerous entries for German, French, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Belgian, Romanian, and Yugoslav science fiction and foreign-language secondary material and a survey of Hebrew science fiction) as well as a core collection checklist, author, subject and title indexes, and much more. Introduction by Brian Aldiss. 874 pp. ISBN: 0-835-223124.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy boards, no dj as issued.

    Book ID: 11497
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  • STEINBECK'S GHOST. by Buzbee, Lewis.
    Buzbee, Lewis.
    STEINBECK'S GHOST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Feiwel and Friends / Macmillan, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "ItÕs been two months since TravisÕs family moved to a development so new that it seems totally unreal. His parents are working harder now, to pay for it all, and Travis is left to fend for himself.ThereÕs one place, though, where Travis can still connect with his old life: the Salinas library. . . . a mystery that delves deeply into the ways that books take us, one at a time, out into the vast world." Bibliography. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-312-37328-7.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 46781
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  • STEINBECK'S GHOST. by Buzbee, Lewis.
    Buzbee, Lewis.
    STEINBECK'S GHOST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Feiwel and Friends / Macmillan, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "ItÕs been two months since TravisÕs family moved to a development so new that it seems totally unreal. His parents are working harder now, to pay for it all, and Travis is left to fend for himself.ThereÕs one place, though, where Travis can still connect with his old life: the Salinas library. . . . a mystery that delves deeply into the ways that books take us, one at a time, out into the vast world." SIGNED on the title page. Bibliography. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-312-37328-7.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 45684
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  • GPH: An Informal Record of George P. Hammond and his Era in the Bancroft Library. by [Hammond, George P.] Morgan, Dale L.; Agapito Rey, Charles L. Camp, Robert Becker, Warren R. Howell, Susanna Bryant Dakin, J. S. Holliday and others, contributors.
    [Hammond, George P.] Morgan, Dale L.; Agapito Rey, Charles L. Camp, Robert Becker, Warren R. Howell, Susanna Bryant Dakin, J. S. Holliday and others, contributors.
    GPH: An Informal Record of George P. Hammond and his Era in the Bancroft Library.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Friends of the Bancroft Library, University of California, 1965. Hardcover first edition - Published to as a celebration of Hammond's nineteen-year tenure as Director of the Bancroft Library at the University of California. Contributors include Dale L. Morgan, Agapito Rey, Charles L Camp, Robert H. Becker, Warren R. Howell, Robert E. Burke, J. S. Holliday and others..Includes a bibliography of George P. Hammond's writings and as well as reprinting his first published work. Frontispiece portrait, 10 additional sepia-toned pages of reproductions, plates and portraits. Keepsake Number 13, designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. xiii, 119 pp.

    Condition: Fine in rust-colored cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, and a facsimile of GPH's initials on the front cover (some pages still unopened.)

    Book ID: 33813
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  • DREAMERS. by Morales, Yuyi.
    Morales, Yuyi.
    DREAMERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Neal Porter Books / Holiday House, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A gorgeous book, written and illustrated by this award-winning writer and artist, and winner of the 2019 Pura Belpre Illustrator Award. This tells Morales's own story - "In 1994, she left her home in Xalapa, Mexico and came to the US with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed. She brought her strength, her work, her passion, her hopes and dreams and her stories. . . Yuyi and her son Kelly's passage was not easy, and Yuyi spoke no English whatsoever at the time. But together, they found an unexpected, unbelievable place: the public library. There,…

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    New York: Neal Porter Books / Holiday House, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A gorgeous book, written and illustrated by this award-winning writer and artist, and winner of the 2019 Pura Belpre Illustrator Award. This tells Morales's own story - "In 1994, she left her home in Xalapa, Mexico and came to the US with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed. She brought her strength, her work, her passion, her hopes and dreams and her stories. . . Yuyi and her son Kelly's passage was not easy, and Yuyi spoke no English whatsoever at the time. But together, they found an unexpected, unbelievable place: the public library. There, book by book, they untangled the language of this strange new land, and learned to make their home within it" - as well as that of all the dreamers, the immigrants who come to the US hoping to find a home there. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0823440559.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 80274
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  • BEYOND ENGINEERING: Essays and Other Attempts to Figure without Equations. by Petroski, Henry.
    Petroski, Henry.
    BEYOND ENGINEERING: Essays and Other Attempts to Figure without Equations.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book by this author and engineer who is perhaps best known for his works on such objects as the book on the bookshelf, the toothpick and the pencil. These essays attempt to bridge the gap between technical and literary cultures. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated by Karen Petroski. Notes and references. xii, 256 pp. ISBN: 0-312-077858.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75148
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