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Looking Backward: 2000 - 1887 (Riverside Paper Series, No. 8, Extra, Sept. 21, 1889)

By: Bellamy, Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1889

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2098876

Condition: Good


Early reprint ('Three hundred and ninety-third thousand'). Spine lightly creased, minor loss from wrappers along spine head & foot, very faint stain to top of page ridge with associated minor wave to page corners. 1889 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 337, [14] pp. Publisher advertisement follows text, ads inside front & rear wrapper, Emerson Pianos and W. Baker & Co.'s Breakfast Cocoa advertised on rear wrapper. Looking Backward: 2000-1887 is... View more info

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Caesar's Column: A Story of the Twentieth Century

By: Boisgilbert, Edmund (Donnelly, Ignatius)

Price: $375.00

Publisher: F.J. Schulte & Company: 1891

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1688262

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing, released one year after first edition. Boards slightly rubbed, paper along front hinge split, hinge itself holding strongly, pages toned. 1891 Hard Cover. 367 pp. 8vo. Maroon cloth, gilt titles & decoration. One of the first dystopian novels written in the English language. First published in 1890, just three years after Bellamy's classic utopia Looking Backward, this work can be seen as a reaction to Bellamy, as well as to the political climate of the day.... View more info

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Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation [Graphic Novel]

By: Bradbury, Ray; Hamilton, Tim

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang / Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1928310

ISBN: 0809051001

Condition: Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. Fine. 2009 Hard Cover. viii, 149 pp. 8vo. A graphic novel adaptation of Ray Bradbury's famous vision of a dystopian future in which books are contraband. For Guy Montag, a career fireman for whom kerosene is perfume, this is not just an official slogan. It is a mantra, a duty, a way of life in a tightly monitored world where thinking is dangerous and books are forbidden. In 1953, Ray Bradbury envisioned one of... View more info

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The White Mountains (The Tripods, Book No. 2)

By: Christopher, John

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Collier: 1988

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2260536

ISBN: 0020427115

Condition: Very Good


First printing. 1988 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 214 pp. Long Ago, The Tripods -- huge, three-legged machines -- descended upon Earth and took control. People no longer understand automation nor machines, and unquestioningly accept the Tripods' power. But for a time in each person's life -- in childhood -- he is not a slave. Will still has time to escape. View more info

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The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set

By: Collins, Suzanne

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Scholastic Press: 2010

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201796

ISBN: 0545265355

Condition: Near Fine


Reprints. Includes publisher's slipcase. 2010 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in three hardcover volumes. The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are available for the first time ever in a beautiful boxset edition. Stunning, gripping, and powerful. The trilogy is now complete! View more info

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A Crystal Age

By: Hudson, W.H.; Smyth, Clifford (Introduction)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton and Co.: 1917

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 1709523

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition, second issue (Payne A2f variant). Lacks jacket. Ink name on front endpaper, endpapers lightly foxed. Boards excellent with only faint rubbing to corners. An exceptional copy. 1917 Hard Cover. xix, 316 pp. A new edition of Hudson's utopian novel, published in the United States from the sheets of the 1906 Unwin edition, with a new introduction by Dr. Clifford Smyth. Second novel by the Argentinian naturalist known for 'Green Mansions' and 'Far Away ... View more info

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Brave New World (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books)

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1946

Seller ID: 2199861

Condition: Near Fine


First Modern Library edition. Lacks jacket, otherwise an excellent copy. 1946 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [xviii], 310, [3] pp. 8vo. A prophetic novel of natural man in an unnatural world. Huxley's novel is part of the dystopian tradition in literature, displaying the ways in which highly organized police states marginalize the individual and destroy personal freedoms. View more info

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The Dispossessed

By: Le Guin, Ursula K.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1974

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2268484

ISBN: 0060125632

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Former library copy with pocket on rear endpaper, stamps on top page ridge and title page, otherwise an excellent copy. Jacket unmarked. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 338 pp. 8vo. An important work of utopian fiction by Le Guin, which won both the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards, and was nominated for the John W. Campbell award. On the surface, Le Guin's story of the brilliant physicist Shevek is a tale of a futuristic world,... View more info

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It Can't Happen Here: A Novel

By: Lewis, Sinclair

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Sun Dial Press, Inc.: 1935

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2199794

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Lacks jacket. Ink name and date on front endpaper. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 458 pp. 8vo. A satirical work of dystopian fiction envisioning an American dictatorship. The causes for the descent into fascism are authentic, making the novel an insightful glimpse of what it looks like to trade one set of evils for another. Lewis wrote the book during the Great Depression, basing the dictatorship on Hitler's, but replacing hateful... View more info

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Utopia (Penguin Classics)

By: More, Thomas

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 1981

Seller ID: 2264706

ISBN: 0140441654

Condition: Very Good


1981 printing. Lightly rubbed. De Optimo Republicae Statu deque Nova Insula Utopia (translated On the Best State of a Republic and on the New Island of Utopia) or more simply Utopia is a 1516 book by Sir (Saint) Thomas More. The book, written in Latin, is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs. The name of the place is derived from the Greek words ?? u (not) and t?p?? tópos (place), with the topog... View more info

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Utopian Literature: A Bibliography with A Supplementary Listing of Works Influential on Utopian Thought

By: Negley, Glenn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Regents Press of Kansas: 1977

Seller ID: 2207261

Condition: Good


Former library copy, usual marks. Lacks jacket. Spine toned, boards lightly foxed. 1977 Hard Cover. xxiii, 228 pp. 8vo. A definitive bibliography that lists over 1200 Utopian works in Western literature from the sixteenth century to the present, as well as another 350+ works that influenced the development of Utopian philosophies and societies. View more info

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Animal Farm [A Fairy Story]

By: Orwell, George [Blair, Eric Arthur]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York: 1954

Seller ID: 2188021

Condition: Very Good


Early printing of the first illustrated edition ($2.95 jacket price, no edition or printing statement on copyright). Jacket lightly rubbed, slightly musty. 1954 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 155 pp. 8vo. Illustrations by Joy Batchelor & John Halas. Endorsement by Christopher Morley printed on front jacket panel, and by TIME on rear panel. A satirical look at Soviet totalitarianism using animals on a farm as an allegorical device. The revision ... View more info

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The Fountainhead

By: Rand, Ayn

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.: 1943

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2105701

Condition: Good


Early reprint. Boards stained, top page margin lightly stained, spine toned, ink name on front endpaper, light spot in center of front blanks. 1943 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 753, [1] pp. 8vo. Blue cloth, gilt titles. When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intr... View more info

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Atlas Shrugged: Signed First Edition

By: Rand, Ayn

Price: $3,750.00

Publisher: Random House: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2208301

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Not to be confused with the limited edition released 10 years later, with the same cover design. Includes original George Salter jacket with $6.95 price. Ayn Rand signature on thicker paper stock (without inscription) mounted on title page. Blank bookplate on front endpaper, faint cigar odor. 1/4 inch internal chip to edge of front jacket flap, 1/4 inch chip from rear jacket edge, 1/4 inch closed tear on front jacket edge, ink number on front jacket panel,... View more info

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Atlas Shrugged

By: Rand, Ayn; Peikoff, Leonard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Plume: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2197407

ISBN: 0452011876

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. A couple pages dog-eared. 1999 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 1168 pp. Introduction by Leonard Peikoff. With this acclaimed work and its immortal query, Who is John Galt?, Ayn Rand found the perfect artistic form to express her vision of existence. Atlas Shrugged made Rand not only one of the most popular novelists of the century, but one of its most influential thinkers. Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who s... View more info

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Atlas Shrugged

By: Rand, Ayn; Peikoff, Leonard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Plume: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269856

ISBN: 0452011876

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. 1999 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 1168 pp. Introduction by Leonard Peikoff. With this acclaimed work and its immortal query, Who is John Galt?, Ayn Rand found the perfect artistic form to express her vision of existence. Atlas Shrugged made Rand not only one of the most popular novelists of the century, but one of its most influential thinkers. Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the... View more info

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Odd John: A Story between Jest and Earnest (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)

By: Stapledon, Olaf; Bester, Alfred

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1987

Seller ID: 2277189

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert laid in. 1987 Full-Leather. 157, [7] pp. 8vo. Dark green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. 1987 reissue of the 1935 science fiction novel, which focuses on Friedrich Nietzsche's idea of the Ubermensch. Introduction by Alfred Bester, color frontispiece and black-and-white illustrations by Wendy Snow-Lang. Odd John: A Story Between Jest and Earnest by William Olaf Stapledon Odd John: A... View more info

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The World of ? [Null-A] (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)

By: Van Vogt, A.E.; Gunn, James

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1988

Seller ID: 2277192

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert laid in. 1988 Full-Leather. 246, [2] pp. 8vo. Burgundy full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by James Gunn, color frontispiece and black-and-white illustrations by Vincent DiFate. The classic novel of non-Aristotelian logic and the coming race of supermen. Grandmaster A.E. van Vogt was one of the giants of the 1940s, the Golden Age of classic SF. Of his masterpieces, The Wor... View more info