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  • OPERATION CHAOS. by Anderson, Poul .
    Anderson, Poul .
    OPERATION CHAOS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in a parallel world governed by the rules of Magic. Stephen is a werewolf, Virginia is a witch. and in between meeting, marrying and raising a family, they also have to confront the forces of evil. 232 pp. Dust jacket art by Pat Steir.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78559
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  • WILD MAGIC. by Clayton, Jo.
    Clayton, Jo.
    WILD MAGIC.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: DAW Books, (1991). First edition - A book which returns to the universe of the Drinker of Souls trilogy - the first in a new series - a magical novel that explores a whole new domain in an enchanted world where rival gods vie for mastery by manipulating both the forces of nature and their own devoted mortal worshipers. DAW Book Collectors number 863. 364 pp. Cover art by Jody A. Lee. ISBN: 0-886774969.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 81804
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  • MANUEL COMPLET DE SORCIERS, ou La Magie Blanche Devoilee par les decouvertes de la chimie, de la physique et de la mecanique. . . Precede d'une Notice Historique sur les Sciences Ocultes par M. Julia de Fontenelle. by Comte, M. ( Louis Apollinaire Christian Emmanuel Comte, 1788 - 1859) and Julia de Fontenelle.
    Comte, M. ( Louis Apollinaire Christian Emmanuel Comte, 1788 - 1859) and Julia de Fontenelle.
    MANUEL COMPLET DE SORCIERS, ou La Magie Blanche Devoilee par les decouvertes de la chimie, de la physique et de la mecanique. . . Precede d'une Notice Historique sur les Sciences Ocultes par M. Julia de Fontenelle.

    Edition: Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigee and augmentee et orne des figures.

    Paris: La Librarie Encyclopedique de Roret, 1853. Hardcover - The subtitle continues "contenant un grand nombre de tours empruntes a la science de l'electricite, du calorique, de la lumiere, de l'air, ainsi qu'aux nombres, aux cartes, l'escamotage, etc. Et la description de scenes de ventriloquie executees et communiquees." En francais (text entirely in French.) While this is a small volume measuring just 15 cm tall by 9 cm wide, it is encyclopedic in its contents, with information on how to create special effects, to determine the age of women, on card tricks and oracles, on vampires and ventriloquists. Comte performed before three French kings and is credited with being the first magician to pull a rabbit out of a…

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    Paris: La Librarie Encyclopedique de Roret, 1853. Hardcover - The subtitle continues "contenant un grand nombre de tours empruntes a la science de l'electricite, du calorique, de la lumiere, de l'air, ainsi qu'aux nombres, aux cartes, l'escamotage, etc. Et la description de scenes de ventriloquie executees et communiquees." En francais (text entirely in French.) While this is a small volume measuring just 15 cm tall by 9 cm wide, it is encyclopedic in its contents, with information on how to create special effects, to determine the age of women, on card tricks and oracles, on vampires and ventriloquists. Comte performed before three French kings and is credited with being the first magician to pull a rabbit out of a hat in a public perfomance. Three multi-panel folded plates at rear. Opposite the title page is a notice - "avis" - which states that since book is subject to imitations and counterfeits, this volume is signed by the editor. 426 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in a contemporary embossed dark green binding with gilt lettering and borders. Marbled endpapers and edges of the text block (wear to ends of spine and corners.)

    Book ID: 52878
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  • SNOW GLOBE WISHES. by Dealey, Erin; Illustrated by Claire Shorrock.
    Dealey, Erin; Illustrated by Claire Shorrock.
    SNOW GLOBE WISHES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Ann Arbor: Sleeping Bear Press, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - As the worst snow storm of the year causes traffic jams and power outages, one family hunkers down together in a cozy blanket fort for the night. A little girl makes a wish on a snow globe and, in the morning, the sun rises on a winter wonderland - beckoning all outside. "What if, on this snow globe day, families shake their busy lives, heavy doors swing open wide - and everyone comes out to play?" A charming story of community and wonder, SIGNED on the title page by the author and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated in full color by Claire Shorrock. Unpaginated, large square format. ISBN: 978-1534110311.

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

    Book ID: 81013
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  • THE SHADOW OF THE LION. by Flint, Eric; Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer.
    Flint, Eric; Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer.
    THE SHADOW OF THE LION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Baen Books, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in 1537 in an 'other-worldly, new-age' Venice, a city where magic thrives, a bastion of independence and toleration, and riddled with corruption and intrigue. SIGNED on the title page by Eric Flint. Maps, family tree, list of characters, glossary. 825 pp. Dust jacket art by Larry Dixon. ISBN: 0-7434-35230.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64432
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  • THIS ROUGH MAGIC. by Flint, Eric; Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer.
    Flint, Eric; Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer.
    THIS ROUGH MAGIC.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Baen Books, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in this series, set on Corfu in the sixteenth century. SIGNED on the title page by Eric Flint. Maps, list of characters, glossary. 822 pp. Dust jacket art by Larry Dixon. ISBN: 0-7434-71490.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (crease to upper corner of a few pages).

    Book ID: 64433
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  • IGRAINE THE BRAVE. by Funke, Cornelia
    Funke, Cornelia
    IGRAINE THE BRAVE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scholastic - The Chicken House, 2007. SIGNED first edition - A fresh take on chivalry, knights and magic with a feisty heroine by the author of INKSPELL and THE THIEF LORD. Translated from the German by Anthea Bell. Illustrated with drawings by the author SIGNED on title page. 212 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. A rather uncommon advance issue, especially so signed

    Book ID: 57725
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  • IGRAINE THE BRAVE. by Funke, Cornelia
    Funke, Cornelia
    IGRAINE THE BRAVE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scholastic - The Chicken House, 2007. SIGNED first edition - A fresh take on chivalry, knights and magic with a feisty heroine by the author of INKSPELL and THE THIEF LORD. Translated from the German by Anthea Bell. Illustrated with drawings by the author SIGNED on title page. A rather uncommon advance issue, especially so signed, and this is presumably the earlier of two variants with the illustration on the front cover, but not the title. 212 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81097
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  • THE OLD COUNTRY. by Gerstein, Mordicai.
    Gerstein, Mordicai.
    THE OLD COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Milford, Connecticut: Roaring Brook Press, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - A story for older children by this Caldecott winning author - a "novel of singular insight and imagination that transports readers to the Old Country, where 'all the fairy tales come from, where there was magic -- and there was war.' There, Gisella stares a moment too long into the eyes of a fox, and she and the fox exchange shapes." 130 pp. Dust jacket illustration by the author. ISBN: 1596430478.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66849
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  • CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL. by Gold, Glen David.
    Gold, Glen David.
    CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's highly praised first novel, the story of a young master illusionist, set in the early years of the 20th century. Includes color illustrations of magic posters. 483 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-67345.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45326
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  • CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL. by Gold, Glen David.
    Gold, Glen David.
    CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's highly praised first novel, the story of a young master illusionist, set in the early years of the 20th century. Includes color illustrations of magic posters. SIGNED on the title page. 483 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-67345.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 44877
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  • CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL. by Gold, Glen David.
    Gold, Glen David.
    CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's highly praised first novel, the story of a young master illusionist, set in the early years of the 20th century. Includes color illustrations of magic posters. SIGNED on the title page. 483 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-67345.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (a new, unread copy, but one corner slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 58645
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  • BREACH. by Goodwater, W. L.
    Goodwater, W. L.
    BREACH.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ace Books, (2018). SIGNED first edition - A Cold War Magic novel, the author's first novel and the first in a new Cold War fantasy series, "where the Berlin Wall is made entirely of magic. When a breach unexpectedly appears in the wall, spies from both sides swarm to the city as World War III threatens to spark." SIGNED by the author on the half title page and dated 8/18/18 (that is, before the official publication date) at Worldcon 76. 357 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75294
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  • KING & RAVEN. by James, Cary.
    James, Cary.
    KING & RAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a tale of magic and intrigue set in the world of King Arthur. "Micah of Greenfarm, nicknamed "Raven," is a younger son of a large family on one of the tenant farms that surround Camelot. As a poor farm lad, he is more distant from King Arthur than if they were separated by a vast ocean. But when his beloved sister is raped and murdered by four of Arthur's drunken nights, Raven swears an oath of vengeance far above his station." 384 pp. ISBN: 0-312-858701.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56767
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  • POWER OF THREE. by Jones, Diana Wynne.
    Jones, Diana Wynne.
    POWER OF THREE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Greenwillow Books, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - Another innovative fantasy novel for older children, one which uses Celtic mythology and magic to create a parable of relations among the races. "Threes" are a recurring theme: "This is the story of the three children of Adara -of Ayna and Ceci who both had Gifts, and of Gair, who thought he was ordinary." There are three races that live on the moors, the Lymen, Dorig, and Giants (humans). In the sturdy library binding. 250 pp. ISBN: 0-688-841066.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, price-clipped, some edgewear to the dj, especially at the ends of the spine)

    Book ID: 66340
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  • THE CHRESTOMANCI QUARTET: Charmed Life, Witch Week, The Magicians of Caprona, The Lives of Christopher Chant. by Jones, Diana Wynne.
    Jones, Diana Wynne.
    THE CHRESTOMANCI QUARTET: Charmed Life, Witch Week, The Magicians of Caprona, The Lives of Christopher Chant.

    Edition: Original book club edition- first printing.

    New York: SFBC Fantasy, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - An omnibus edition containing the complete text of the first four books in this series: Charmed Life, Witch Week, The Magicians of Caprona, The Lives of Christopher Chant. . Before Rowling and the Harry Potter books, Jones was the premier writer of children's fantasy in the UK with complex stories, often mixing humor in with the darkness, although her most popular and best known stories are the lighter ones which tell the adventures of children who study magic at Chrestomanci Castle. 664 pp. Wraparound dust jacket by Greg Newbold. ISBN: 07-39414399.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (minor edgewear to dj).

    Book ID: 77578
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  • DIVINE ENDURANCE. by Jones, Gwyneth.
    Jones, Gwyneth.
    DIVINE ENDURANCE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York Arbor House, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her first novel, described as 'astonishly good' - a science fiction novel set in 'a spooky frontier country between history and myth, distant past and far future..'-The Guardian. ISBN: 0-87795-8564.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 31112
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  • THE ADVENTURES OF FLASH JACKSON. by Kowalski, William.
    Kowalski, William.
    THE ADVENTURES OF FLASH JACKSON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy for the UK edition (trade paperback format. )

    London: Doubleday, (2003.). First edition - His third novel, the story of sixteen-year-old tomboy Haley "Flash Jackson" Boomhauer who, confined to her room after breaking her leg, unexpectedly finds her boredom allieviated by her peculiar grandmother who teaches her the magical arts. 310 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy green wrappers.

    Book ID: 56792
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  • RavenWolf, Silver.
    MURDER AT WITCHES' BLUFF: A Novel of Suspense and Magick.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2000. First edition - Novel by a practicing Wiccan, Clan Head of the Black Forest family. ISBN: 1-56718-7277.

    Condition: Very good+.

    Book ID: 21648
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  • CHIHAMBA THE WHITE SPIRIT: A Ritual Drama of the Ndembu; , Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 33. by [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Turner, V. W.
    [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Turner, V. W.
    CHIHAMBA THE WHITE SPIRIT: A Ritual Drama of the Ndembu; , Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 33.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press of behalf of The Institute for African Studies, Zambia, (1962). First edition - The author describes the Chihamba as one of the "cults of afflication" - that is, people are "caught" because they failed to honor their ancestors, etc. Illustrated with photographs. 96 pp plus bibliography and list of other publications.

    Condition: Near fine in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 80922
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  • NDEMBU DIVINATION: Its' Symbolism and Techniques, Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 31. by [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Turner, V. W.
    [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] Turner, V. W.
    NDEMBU DIVINATION: Its' Symbolism and Techniques, Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 31.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press of behalf of The Institute for African Studies, Zambia, (1961). First edition - A preliminary analysis of the raw data, rather than a finished work - one which focuses on the symbolic objects, especially as they are used by two diviners - Muchona and an Angolan diviner. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 85 pp plus bibliography and list of other publications.

    Condition: Near fine in printed blue wrappers (upper corner slightly bumped, some toning to spine of wrapper)

    Book ID: 80923
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  • ELEMENTS IN LUVALE BELIEFS AND RITUALS; Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 32. by [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] White, C. N. M.
    [Rhodes-Livingstone Papers] White, C. N. M.
    ELEMENTS IN LUVALE BELIEFS AND RITUALS; Rhodes-Livingston Papers, Number 32.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press of behalf of The Institute for African Studies, Zambia, (1961). First edition - Foreword by Raymond Apthorpe. Focuses on initiation rites, but also includes chapter on general beliefs. missionary influence, ec. Illustrated with photographs. 74 pp plus bibliography and list of other publications.

    Condition: Near fine in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 80924
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  • Selden, George.
    THE GENIE OF SUTTON PLACE.

    Edition: Fourth printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1976.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The story of a wondrous summer when Tim Farr gets his own special genie, Abdullah (or Dooley, for short), whose help he needed so badly. A story which mixes magic and the commonplace, by the author of the classic Newbery Honor award book "The Cricket in Times Square." INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper - for .... with luck and magic and all good things. George Selden ("Jerry" as you know.) 175 pp. Dust jacket art by Leo and Diane Dillion. Uncommon signed.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket. (chipping and wear to the dj at the ends of the spines and the corners of the folds, toning to the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 37688
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