Books For Sale - May 2015
Author Title Edition Condition Price Details
Catherynne M. Valente The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and led the revels there Much-in-Little 2013 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Paper) Lower front corner slightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''September returns to Fairyland after her first bestselling, breathtaking, award-winning adventure there.'' Sequel to The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Steve Voake The Dreamwalker's Child Faber 2005 First Edition First Printing Pale impression/mark on front board and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the base of the front fold. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''Sam Palmer hates living in the country... a bizarre bicycle crash leaves his body in a coma... Sam wakes in Aurobon... Dark forces led by the brutal Odoursin need him... Aided by the fearless Skipper - an adrenalin-loving girl pilot... on the run from insects the size of fighter pilot jets... Sam must join the battle against Odoursin... ''
Steve Voake The Starlight Copnspiracy Faber 2007 First Edition First Printing A little rubbed at the extremities - Near Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''... Alone and on the run from Social Services, 14-year-old Berry has nowhere to go. Until she meets an old man who entrusts her with a package containing a mysterious item that has unbelievable power... other people also want the item and will stop at nothing to get it... ''
Cynthia Voigt When She Hollers Scholastic 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''The knowledge hurts. It claws at her insides like a disease, like a tumour. The shame burns. Like acid eating at her stomach. Like a fire that ignites in this air, engulfing her... that's why Tish got the knife. She feels it cool against her ankle... she is not going to take it from him anymore... ''
Nick Warburton Zartan as told to Nick Warburton by Armpits the Second Black 1988 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Illustrated by Peter Cottrill £5.00 ''As an ant Zartan is a washout. Not surprisingly, being brought up by ants in the jungle has confused him. But, fortunately, Lord Greycoat mounts an expedition in search of his long lost son... ''
Sylvia Waugh The Mennyms Julia MacRae 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower front corner damp marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with damp-marking at lower front corner on the inside (no show-through). £10.00 ''The Mennyms are a devoted family living together at No. 5 Brocklehurst Grove. It is a big household in which five children are eternally fussed over by their mother... No. 5 is home to a stunning deception... It isn't just the elusive Miss Quigley, lurking in the cupboard under the stairs... It is a far more dangerous secret... '' First of the series.
Beth Webb Star Dancer The Book of Air Macmillan 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''The Goddess has warned the druids of evil to come... an untimely shower of stars will mark the birth of one who can stem the tide... Raven-haired and green-eyed, her name is Tegen... a ruthless enemy plots to destroy the Star Dancer and let evil out... '' First of the series.
Robert Westall Blitzcat Macmillan 1989 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at base of spine and light brown ?fingerprint? on front fixed end paper else Fine book £15.00 ''She knew who she wanted. And she knew where to find him. Her singed black fur might smell of oil and cordite, she might be deafened and blinded, but she kept on going... People touched her for luck; feared her as an omen of disaster. Wherever she went she changed lives... she never wavered. She was the Blitzcat.''
Robert Westall Futuretrack 5 Kestrel 1983 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''Henry Kitson makes his first mistake when he scores a hundred percent in his exams... Promoted to Tech, he is equipped with a white coat and a clipboard and becomes one of that small body who keep the country's computerised living-systems going. His second mistake is going on the razzle... Kitson becomes pinball champion and meets blonde, leather-clad Keri... ''
Robert Westall Gulf Methuen 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like, price-clipped, Dust Jacket. £5.00 '''So there we were; until last year we'd have called ourselves an ordinary English family. I mean you may think that Figgis was pretty odd - the way he could get so upset about an injured squirrel... or be so knowledgeable about the South Seas... And then it happened... and it was as if Figgis became another boy... a boy in the Gulf... ''
Robert Westall Rachel and the Angel and other stories Macmillan 1986 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £10.00 ''... A new collection for young adults of fantastic, chilling and extraordinary stories from a master storyteller.'' Urn Burial; Peckforton Hill; The Death of Wizards; The Big Rock Candy Mountain; Rachel and the Angel; A Nose Against the Glass and Artist on Aramor
Robert Westall The Night Mare Methuen 1995 First Edition First Printing Eroded at top of rear panel adjacent to spine (and affecting this corner of 13 pages) else Fine Uncorrected Proof £5.00 ''Miss Crimond was sitting in Dad's chair which had once been Grandpa's chair; and Billy hated her. To Billy and all the families who rented houses in Back Tennyson Street, Miss Crimond was the arch enemy. Billy and his gang declare war... But Billy's campaign has unexpected consequences when he sees the night mare, the horse of his dreams... ''
Scott Westerfeld Leviathan Simon Pulse 2009 First Edition First Printing Top corners slightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof Illustrated by Keith Thompson £5.00 ''... Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife have just been assassinated... the powers align themselves in two opposing philosophies: Either you're a CLANKER, who puts faith in machinery... or you're a DARWINIST, who... begins evolving living creatures into tools to advance society... ''
E. B. White The Trumpet of the Swan Hamish Hamilton 1970 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower edge of front board else Fine book in lightly edge-rubbed Dust Jacket, with the price removed and publisher's £2.50 net sticker on the front flap. £10.00 ''Louis is a Trumpeter Swan without a voice... With the help of his friend Sam Beaver, Louis learns to read and write... how can Louis, without a voice, woo the elegant Serena... there is yet another skill to be learned... ''
Terence Hanbury White The Master Cape 1957 First Edition First Printing Slight spine lean, and page edges foxed and lightly browned else Fine book in slightly browned Dust Jacket with a couple of short tears and a few touches of wear £15.00 ''... an island, a small, lonely but not deserted one... inhabited, as the twins who chance to be marooned there soon discover... by super-civilised beings... ''
Jay Williams The Day of the Kraken Gollancz 1978 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £3.00 ''... bitter enmity has grown up between two peoples, the Vollings and the Tyrnings... a Volling is sent on a peace mission... he is warned that a great danger threatens Vollings and Tyrnings alike. The kraken... has woken and seeks to destroy the earth... ''
Amabel Williams-Ellis Out Of This World 1 Blackie 1969 Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges slightly rubbed/marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with the price removed and Publisher's 17/- Net sticker on the front flap £7.50 Foreword by Bertrand Russell; Arthur C. Clarke's Breaking Strain; John Wyndham's No Place Like Earth; Arthur Porges' The Ruum; John Kippax's Friday; Murray Leinster's The Middle of the Week after Next; Fredric Brown's Placet is a Crazy Place; Ian Williamson's Chemical Plant and Jack Vance's Men of the Ten Books
Amabel Williams-Ellis Out Of This World 10 An Anthology of Science Fiction Blackie 1973 First Edition First Printing Lightly bumped at top and base of spine, small biro 'R' on the front free end paper and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket, with the spine panel background lightly faded, and the lower tip of the front fold slightly eroded £5.00 Hal Clement's Uncommon Sense; Frank M. Robinson's The Girls From Earth; John Wyndham's A Long Spoon; Italo Calvino's Games Without End; Isaac Asimov's The Feeling of Power; Charles Harness' The Chess-players; A. E. Van Vogt's The Great Judge; Gilbert Phelps' The Winter People; H. A. Hargreaves' Dead to the World & Peter Philips' Dreams Are Sacred. Scarce
Maud Willis The Bionic Woman: A Question of Life Allan Wingate 1977 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, pages browned, else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 Based on the TV Series The Bionic Woman, which was based on the novel Cyborg by Martin Caidin. This novel adapted from the episodes 'Claws' and 'Canyon of Death'.
Jacqueline Wilson Four Children and It Puffin 2012 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued and like Dust Jacket, with signed by the author sticker on the front panel Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''... Dad... suggests a picnic in nearby Oxshott woods... That afternoon, in a golden sandpit, Rosalind makes a wish... and something extraordinary happens... ''
Patrick Wood Viaduct Child Scholastic 2002 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''The orphaned Dushma lives in the arch of a railway viaduct with her unsympathetic Aunt Megan. Officially a non-person... she spends her time exploring the tangle of streets beneath the viaduct and the outlandish, labyrinthine St Gotha's Cathedral... When police raid her home, Dushma... finds refuge in the forgotten passageways of the city's underground railway... ''
Patrick Wood Viaduct Child Scholastic 2002 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and corners else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a short scratch on the front panel £5.00 ''The orphaned Dushma lives in the arch of a railway viaduct with her unsympathetic Aunt Megan. Officially a non-person... she spends her time exploring the tangle of streets beneath the viaduct and the outlandish, labyrinthine St Gotha's Cathedral... When police raid her home, Dushma... finds refuge in the forgotten passageways of the city's underground railway... ''
Chris Wooding Poison Scholastic 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''Poison has always been a wilful, contrary girl, prone to being argumentative and stubborn. So when she discovers that her younger sister is has been snatched by the phaeries, she decides to seek out the Phaerie Lord herself to get her back... ''
Chris Wooding Poison Scholastic 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''Poison has always been a wilful, contrary girl, prone to being argumentative and stubborn. So when she discovers that her younger sister is has been snatched by the phaeries, she decides to seek out the Phaerie Lord herself to get her back... ''
Chris Wooding The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray Scholastic 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''... Foul things lurk within the labyrinth of the Old Quarter, and those who venture out at night are easy prey. Prey for the wolves and murderers that stalk the crooked streets, and for creatures more deadly - the wytch-kin... behind the façade of wealth and charity that surrounds the uppermost level of society lies a terrifying pact... '' The Old Ones MAY return... !
Chris Wooding The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray Scholastic 2001 First Edition First Printing Lower front edge and corner bruised else Fine Uncorrected Proof Signed by the Author & With Publisher's advertising sheet £100.00 ''Inspired by Gormenghast and H. P. Lovecraft... a Gothic adventure set in Victorian London, all gas-lit and creepy, where wych-hunters roam the streets at night, seeking out the dreadful creatures who terrorise the capital's citizens. Thaniel Fox is only an apprentice... with an uncanny nose for anything from the dark side... '' Silver Smarties Winner
Patricia C. Wrede Calling on Dragons The Enchanted Forest Chronicles Book Three Harcourt Brace 1993 Later Printing Slightly bumped & rubbed at top & base of spine & page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket with a little damp-staining inside at the base of the spine (no show-through) £4.00 ''Its name was Killer and it stalked the Enchanted Forest. Of course it was just a rabbit. But then it metamorphosed into a blue donkey. After that it grew wings. At last it became insubstantial. And it was the very last of Cimorene's problems... ''
Sean Wright Jesse Jameson and the Bogie Beast Crowswing 2003 First Edition Second Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page & with matching bookmark £5.00 ''... you will discover imaginary fairy kingdoms to rival Discworld, Hogwarts and Deptford with a host of hilarious, weird new characters... ''
Sean Wright Jesse Jameson and the Curse of Caldazar Crowswing 2004 First Edition Second Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page & with matching bookmark £3.00 ''... is the third... Jesse, enters the Spiral Gate to the unknown fairy kingdoms to search for a cure to awaken her grandmother, but there are dark, bloodsucking forces desperate to stop her... ''
Sean Wright Jesse Jameson and the Curse of Caldazar Crowswing 2004 First Edition First Printing Limited State (No 501/2500) Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... is the third... Jesse, enters the Spiral Gate to the unknown fairy kingdoms to search for a cure to awaken her grandmother, but there are dark, bloodsucking forces desperate to stop her... ''
Sean Wright Jesse Jameson and the Golden Glow Crowswing 2003 First Edition Third Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, front free end paper damp-rippled else Fine book in like, slightly crumpled, Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''Although Jesse Jameson is not a wizard or a witch, she has two rather unusual gifts for a child who is almost eleven. Firstly she can see into the future... Secondly... she finds out that she is a changeling... ''
Sean Wright Jesse Jameson and the Vampire Vault Crowswing 2004 First Edition First Printing Limited State Signed by the Author (No. 1203 of 1500) Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a longish (50 mm) strain in the front gutter. £4.00 ''... Jesse... is trapped in the vampire populated, Naargapire, a banished land where vampires hunt blood both night and day... But has Jesse... with her awesome transformational powers - finally met her match... Or will she somehow defeat the thousands of dark Vampire Lords waiting... '' Book 4 in the Series
Sean Wright The Twisted Root of Jaarfinder & Dark Tales of Time and Space Crowswing 2004/5 First Edition First Printing (Paper) (Two Volumes) Fine books Signed by the Author on the Title Pages £5.00 For the two. ''Lia-Va is an eighteen year old addict - a black sword-wielding princess who has claimed her throne... by killing her father in bloody battle... '' ''Nineteen year old Joey Steffano is dead... murdered with a single silver dollar... He is on a slow train to the mysterious Journey's End, accompanied by the newly dead... ''
Patricia Wrightson The Dark Bright Water Hutchinson 1979 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped and worn at top and base of spine and corners and page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Wirrun, the Aborigine boy, was working in a pub when the summons came from his People... they had noticed strange things happening... And the spirits were wandering far from their proper places… Wirrun... had dealt with the land and its spirits before, and was known as a Hero...Wirrun was unwilling to go... he had troubles of his own... ''
Carlos Ruiz Zafon The Prince of Mist Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2010 First Edition in the UK First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Small wear spot at top of spine else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Translated by Lucia Graves £7.50 ''It is 1943 and the winds of war are sweeping across Europe. Max Carver's father - an eccentric watchmaker and inventor - has decided to move ... to an old wooden house on the coast. But as soon as they cross the threshold, strange things begin to happen. Max discovers a garden filled with eerie statues; his sisters are plagued by unsettling dreams and voices... ''
Timothy Zahn Dragon And Soldier The Second Dragonback Adventure Starscape 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Strange things are happening... and people and events are not always what they seem. Jack and Draycos will need all their wits and talents... if they are going to survive... ''
Timothy Zahn Dragon And Thief Tor 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and small bump to a few top page edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... two outcasts: Jack Morgan, a teen on his own who is wanted for a crime he didn't commit, and Draycos, a dragon who is the sole survivor of a battle with a space fleet intent on annihilating everyone from his homeworld...
Gabrielle Zevin Elsewhere Bloomsbury 2005 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine, light spine crease and slightly rubbed at the extremities - Very Good to Near Fine Uncorrected Proof. £3.00 '' '... I'm just a girl who forgot to look both ways before she crossed the street.'... woven around touching and charming relationships... a novel of hope, of redemption and (literally) of re-birth... tells of sadness with heartbreaking honesty and of love and happiness with uplifting brilliance... '' This author's first book
Paul Zindel The Doom Stone Bodley Head 1996 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £3.50 ''A deadly predator is roaming Salisbury Plain and Jackson Cawley, a fifteen year old American, is abruptly plunged into the hunt to kill it before it kills again... With the help o a local girl, Alma, Jackson endeavours to discover the lair of the beast. But to do so, they must first unravel the secret of its power and the connection it has to the vast and mysterious Stonehenge. ... ''

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