Author: Tucker McKinnon

Signed first edition of Mostly Harmless

Item Name & Description: A stated first edition of Douglas Adams’s final Hitchhiker’s book, Mostly Harmless, signed by the author.

This is a stated first edition / first printing from Harmony Books. The book is in excellent condition, except for some very minor crumpling of the jacket and bottom of the spine from where it looks like someone dropped it.

Two images for the signed copy of Mostly Harmless
Signed copy of Mostly Harmless
Two images for the signed copy of Mostly Harmless
Signed copy of Mostly Harmless

Starting Bid: $50

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The Enchanted Forest Chronicles

Item Name & Description: Paperback editions of Patricia C. Wrede’s four-volume Enchanted Forest Chronicles: Dealing With Dragons, Searching For Dragons, Calling On Dragons, Talking To Dragons. (The lot sadly does not include the short story collection Book of Enchantments.)

These are the Scholastic / Point Fantasy editions from the early nineties. Spines are tight but there is some cover wear, especially on Dealing and Talking (see image).

Enchanted Forest Chronicles

Starting Bid: $5

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Chinese & Japanese Folklore

Item Name & Description: Five trade paperbacks of Chinese and Japanese folklore:

  • Myths and Legends of China, by E.T.C. Werner. Dover edition.
  • Myths and Legends of Japan, by F. Hadland Davis. Dover edition.
  • Monkey, by Wu Ch’eng-En, translated by Arthur Waley. Vintage edition. Note that this is Waley’s abridgement of roughly thirty chapters of Journey To The West.
  • Japanese Tales and Legends, retold by Helen & William McAlpine. Oxford UP edition.
  • Japanese Tales, edited/translated by Royall Tyler. Pantheon edition.

China Japan books

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Fantasies by George MacDonald

Item Name & Description: Several paperback volumes by George MacDonald, a nineteenth-century English fantasist who was a great influence on CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, and Madeleine L’Engle, among others.

Four collections of stories: The Golden Key, The Light Princess, The Gray Wolf, and The Wise Woman. The first three are mass-market-sized; The Wise Woman is trade-sized.

Penguin Classics editions of The Princess And The Goblin and The Princess And Curdie.

Tor mass-market edition of At The Back Of The North Wind, with an introduction by Nancy Springer.

All are illustrated in black-and-white, except for At The Back Of The North Wind.

For auction item Fantasies By George MacDonald

Starting Bid: $10

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The Greek Tragedies

Item Name & Description: The Lattimore & Grene / University of Chicago edition of the complete extant Greek tragedies: seven plays by Aeschylus in two volumes, seven plays by Sophocles in two volumes, and nineteen plays by Euripides in five volumes. Sophocles I (the Oedipus plays) and Aeschylus II (the non-Oresteia plays) are stated second editions, revised in the early 1990s; the others were originally published in the late 1950s.

All volumes are slim trade paperbacks, printed in the late 1990s. The spines are tight and uncracked, but the covers show some mild wear and scuffing. These copies were used in college courses: Prometheus Bound has some highlighting, Hecuba some marginal notes.

Greek Tragedies 1-4, Greek Tragedies 5-9

Greek Tragedies 1-4, Greek Tragedies 5-9

Starting Bid: $20

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Tamora Pierce’s Alanna quartet, first edition hardbacks

Item Name & Description: The four volumes of the Alanna quartet by Tamora Pierce.

All are stated first edition hardbacks, published by Athenaeum. The first three were published under the Argo imprint; Lioness Rampant is “A Jean Karl Book.”

Alanna: The First Adventure is a third printing. In the Hand of the Goddess is a second printing. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man and Lioness Rampant are both first printings.

All have mild wear to the jackets and covers, but no tears. All have ‘1.41’ written on the upper right corner of the first page, in charcoal or crayon (smudgable; likely removable but I’m not willing to risk it).

Starting Bid: $20

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Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


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Two short novels by Kage Baker

Item Name & Description: Two hardback novels by Kage Baker:

Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key, a short pirate novel. Subterranean Press. In shrinkwrap. I am nearly certain this is the signed limited edition since it wasn’t issued in an unsigned edition, but can’t confirm without breaking the shrink.

Rude Mechanicals, a short novel of The Company. Subterranean Press, 2nd edition trade hardcover, unsigned. In excellent condition.

Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key
Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key
Rude Mechanicals
Rude Mechanicals

Starting Bid: $40

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Vertigo Tarot

Item Name & Description: The Vertigo Tarot, second edition (2001, brown box, no bag). 78 Tarot cards by Dave McKean, 128pp book by Rachel Pollack with an introduction by Neil Gaiman.

The Major Arcana depict figures from various Vertigo comics: Sandman, Hellblazer, Books of Magic, Swamp Thing, etc.

Box shows some wear and tear. Cards and book are in excellent condition.

Starting Bid: $25

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“Veronique is Visiting,” from Vancouver (story in postcards)

Item Name & Description: “Veronique is Visiting from Paris” from Vancouver. Ten postcards, story by Elizabeth Bear and images by Kyle Cassidy. Mailed from Vancouver, BC, Canada, to you, one a week for ten weeks.

Starting Bid: $25

Notes: Postcards will be sent via Canada Post, at a starting time of your choosing.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


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