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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 World of Null-A is his most famous and most influential. It was the first major trade SF hardcover ever, in 1949, and has been i... View more info

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The Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time, Complete Set with All Notes from the Editors

By: Various Authors

Price: $3,750.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2292273

Condition: Fine


Includes all 100 volumes, and all the Notes from the Editors pamphlets in their original slipcases, plus 17 of the original publisher's book supports. An exceptional set. No additional cost for shipment within the contiguous United States. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 212 pp. 8vo. All volumes bound in full leather with gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon markers bound in. Includes: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain; Aeneid by Virgil; Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll; Ambassadors by Henry Jam... View more info

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A Journey to the Center of the Earth [Centre]

By: Verne, Jules; Asimov, Isaac

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1966

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281096

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs and blemishes to boards. 1966 Full-Leather. xvi, 303, [5] pp. Tall 8vo. Blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Includes an introduction by Isaac Asimov, and illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. An important early work in the 'lost world' literary tradition, which inspired several film adaptations. View more info

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Around the World in Eighty Days

By: Verne, Jules; Bradbury, Ray

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1983

Seller ID: 2285665

Condition: Near Fine


End of ribbon marker slightly frayed. 1983 Full-Leather. xiv, [2], 268, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Edward A. Wilson, introduction by Ray Bradbury. Verne's classic adventure novel, in which Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days based on a wager. View more info

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Hector Servadac. [Off on a Comet]

By: Verne, Jules; Frewer, Ellen E.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Scribner, Armstrong & Co.: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291995

Condition: Good


First American edition. Tear along spine head, corners rubbed with some loss, hinges weak, one gathering sprung but holding. 1878 Hard Cover. x, [4], 370, [4] pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt & black titles, gilt decorations including images of planets and hot air balloon. Translated from Verne's original French by Ellen E. Frewer, with 96 engraved illustrations. One of Verne's lesser-known works, Hector Servadac (also titled Off on a Comet in some translations) tells the story of a group of people living on a piece of land that has broken away from Earth after the comet Gallia collides wit... View more info

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From the Earth to the Moon

By: Verne, Jules; Jules-Verne, Jean

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1970

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281094

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1970 Full-Leather. xiii, [5], 206, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Jean Jules-Verne, illustrations by Robert Shore. From the Earth to the Moon (French: De la terre à la lune) is an 1865 novel by Jules Verne. It tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons enthusiasts, and their attempts to build an enormous Columbiad space gun and launch three people—the Gun Club's president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet—in a ... View more info

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The Mysterious Island

By: Verne, Jules; Kingston, W.H.G.; Bradbury, Ray

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1959

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261269

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number XII: 23 laid in. Spine slightly faded, remnant of owner bookplate on front endpaper, slipcase edges toned. 1959 Hard Cover. x, 568 pp. Tall 8vo. Translated from the French by W.H.G., with an introduction by Ray Bradbury, and illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. Somewhat of a sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though a very different book in terms of theme, more similar to Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson (which were likely influences). 2014 edition of the work originally published in 1874. View more info

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The Mysterious Island

By: Verne, Jules; Kingston, W.H.G.; Bradbury, Ray

Price: $65.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1987

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281095

Condition: Very Good


A few minor scuffs and blemishes to boards. 1987 Full-Leather. x, [8], 568, [4] pp. Tall 8vo. Blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the French by W.H.G. Kingston, with an introduction by Ray Bradbury, and illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. Somewhat of a sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though a very different book in terms of theme, more similar to Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson (which were likely influences). Originally published in 1874. View more info

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Verne, Jules; Lewis, Mercier; Pratt, Fletcher

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2285587

Condition: Very Good


Spine scuffed. 1977 Full-Leather. xi, [5], 325, [5] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from Verne's original French by Mercier Lewis, with a new introduction by Fletcher Pratt, and illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. One of Verne's most well-known works, and a pioneering work of science fiction. View more info

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

By: Verne, Jules; Pratt, Fletcher

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1956

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2283728

Condition: Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. Hinges repaired, slipcase repaired along two edges, slipcase lightly soiled. 1956 Hard Cover. xi, [5], 325, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. Nautical imagery on boards with a giant squid pictured in the center, two views of the Nautilus on endpapers. Translated from the French by Mercier Lewis, with a new introduction by Fletcher Pratt, and illustrated by Edward A. Wilson. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: A Tour of the Underwater World (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers: Tour du monde sous-marin, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: A Tou... View more info

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The Aeneid of Virgil

By: Virgil (Publius Virgilus Maro); Dryden, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265113

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1982 Hard Cover. 425 pp. Grey leather spine, grey cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, grey ribbon marker bound in. Virgil's epic poem, which remained unfinished upon his death, presented here in the translation of John Dryden, with illustrations by Johann Gruninger. View more info

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The Aeneid of Virgil (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Virgil (Publius Virgilus Maro); Dryden, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1973

Seller ID: 2286127

Condition: Near Fine


1973 genuine full leather edition released with the 100 Greatest series, not the later Franklin Library reissue which only had a leather spine, nor the faux full leather version. Minimal cosmetic wear. 464 pp. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Virgil's epic poem, which remained unfinished upon his death, presented here in the verse translation of John Dryden. View more info

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The Georgics

By: Virgil (Publius Virgilus Maro); Dryden, John; Whicher, George F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1953

Seller ID: 2261963

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. A bit musty, sticker remnant on front endpapers, slipcase a bit rubbed. 1953 Hard Cover. xv, [1], 155, [1] pp. Virgil's epic poem, translated into English verse by John Dryden, with an introduction by George F. Whicher, and illustrations by Bruno Bramanti. View more info

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L'Ingenu (French Text)

By: Voltaire, Francois

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Editions de la Bonne Etoile: 1930

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2117111

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #2374 of 2500. Undated, circa 1930. Front joint repaired, spine faded, ink name stamp on title page. 143 pp. 4to. Navy blue leather spine & corners, navy blue cloth boards, gilt titles & rules, marbled endpapers, color plates (some rather risque) by Berthomme Saint-Andre throughout. French text. L'Ingenu, written after Voltaire's most well-known work Candide, is a darker tale in which an American Indian records his impressions of France. View more info

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Candide; or, The Optimist

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de; Aldington, Richard; Morand, Paul

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284249

Condition: Very Good


Blank publisher's bookplate laid in. Spine bands and corners a bit scuffed. 1977 Full-Leather. xix, [1], 131, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the French by Richard Aldington, with an introduction by Paul Morand. Color frontispiece and color and black-and-white illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in the best of all possible worlds. On the... View more info

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Candide; or, The Optimist

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de; Aldington, Richard; Morand, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2285619

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly rubbed, small smudge on top edge. 1977 Full-Leather. xix, [1], 131, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the French by Richard Aldington, with an introduction by Paul Morand. Color frontispiece and color and black-and-white illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in the best of all possible worlds. On the surface a witty, bantering ... View more info

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Candide; or, The Optimist (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de; Aldington, Richard; Morand, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2291373

Condition: Near Fine


1977 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xix, [1], 131, [7] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the French by Richard Aldington, with an introduction by Paul Morand. Color frontispiece and color and black-and-white illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in the best of all possible worlds. On the surface a witty, bantering ta... View more info

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Candide; or, The Optimist

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet; Smollet, Tobias

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265127

Condition: Very Good


A few scuffs to gilt on front boards and page ridge. 1979 Hard Cover. 154, [4] pp. 8vo. Dark green leather spine, green cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in the best of all possible worlds. On the surface a witty, bantering tale, this eighteenth-century classic is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the philosophical optimism that proclaims that all disaster and human sufferin... View more info

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Faust: Parts One and Two (The Franklin Library)

By: von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang; Priest, George Madison

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Seller ID: 2275998

ISBN: 352001209X

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1981 Full-Leather. 415 pp. Green leather-bound with gilt decor on boards and gilt page ridges. Illustrated by Engelbert Siebertz. Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend. He is a scholar who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, so he makes a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. The Faust legend has been the basis for many literary, artistic, cinematic, and musical works that have reinterpreted it through the ages. Faust and the adjective Faustian imply a situation in which an ambitious person surre... View more info

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Slapstick or Lonesome No More! (The First Edition Society)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2285668

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Delacorte trade edition. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 256, [2] pp. 8vo. Light brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Wilbur Swain and his twin sister, Eliza, are so immensely hideous, helpless and vile in their infancy that their wealthy parents are forced to send them to live on a nearby asteroid. But behind their facade of idiocy, the monstrous pair possess a joint intelligence that could outstrip the most advanced computers. View more info

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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Wallace, Lew; Redman, Ben Ray

Price: $85.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2264536

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1981 Full-Leather. xxii, [2], 486, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Two-tone illustrations by Joe Mugnaini, introduction by Ben Ray Redman. Original full red leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published on November 12, 1880 by Harper & Brothers. The novel was a phenomenal best-seller, surpassing Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) as the best-selling American novel and retained this distinction until the 1936 publication of Margaret Mitchell's Gone wi... View more info

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The Compleat Angler; or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing for the Perusal of Anglers, with Instructions, How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream

By: Walton, Izaak; Cotton, Charles; Lowell, James Russell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1975

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261280

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number 2M laid in. Spine faded, owner bookplate on front endpaper, slipcase opening edge rubbed through at a couple points. 1975 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xlii, 316 pp. Includes all 21 original chapters by Isaak Walton, another 12 by Charles Cotton, an introduction by James Russell Lowell, and illustrations by Douglas W. Gorsline. The Compleat Angler was first published in 1653, but Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century. It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse; 6 verses w... View more info

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The Compleat Angler; or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing Not Unworthy the Perusal of Most Anglers

By: Walton, Izaak; Lang, Andrew

Price: $125.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent and Company, at Aldine House: 1896

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2291116

Condition: Very Good


First thus. 1/4 inch tear to spine head, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1896 Hard Cover. lviii, [2], 319, [1] pp. 8vo. Original dark olive cloth, gilt titles and elaborate gilt decorations, top edge gilt. Includes all 21 original chapters by Isaak Walton, a new introduction and notes by Andrew Lang, and illustrations by Edmund Joseph Sullivan. The Compleat Angler was first published in 1653, but Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century. It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse; 6 verses were quoted from John Dennys's 1613 work Secrets of Angli... View more info

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Selected Poems, 1923-1975 (The First Edition Society)

By: Warren, Robert Penn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286229

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Random House trade edition. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, [1], 294, [4] pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of poetry by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of All the King's Men, who remains the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry. View more info

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The Thirty Years War

By: Wedgwood, C.V.; Strong, Roy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 1999

Seller ID: 2290446

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Slipcase lightly rubbed. 1999 Hard Cover. xix, [3], 508, [2] pp. 8vo. Europe in 1618 was riven between Protestants and Catholics, Bourbon and Hapsburg--as well as empires, kingdoms, and countless principalities. After angry Protestants tossed three representatives of the Holy Roman Empire out the window of the royal castle in Prague, world war spread from Bohemia with relentless abandon, drawing powers from Spain to Sweden into a nightmarish world of famine, disease, and seemingly unstoppable destruction. The Thirty Years' War was one of the most destructive conf... View more info

The Life of George Washington; with Curious Anecdotes Equally Honourable to Himself, and Exemplary to His Young Countrymen.

By: Weems, Mason L.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Joseph Allen: 1837

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2272652

Condition: Very Good


Rebound in full light brown morocco with gilt titles and decorations, and new marbled endpapers. Newspaper clipping laid in which relates the cherry tree anecdote (which appears in this edition beginning on p. 13), a few pages foxed. 1837 Full-Leather. 228 pp. 12mo. Four pages of ads precede title page. An early printing of the work that first appeared in 1800, and went through a number of editions in its first decade, the fifth edition being the first to recount the famous cherry tree anecdote and others. View more info

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H.G. Wells: The Classic Novels in Five Volumes: The First Men in the Moon; The Island of Dr. Moreau; The War of the Worlds; The Time Machine; The Invisible Man (Easton Press Limited Edition)

By: Wells, H.G.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2010

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2265242

Condition: Near Fine


Minor loss of gilt from spine titles of three books, otherwise an exceptional set. 2010 Full-Leather. Complete in five volumes. vi, 342; xiv, 188; ix, 188; [x], 108; xvii, [1], 164 pp. Black full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Text paper from Glatfelter, lithography by Falcon Press. Includes: The First Men in the Moon; The Island of Dr. Moreau; The War of the Worlds; The Time Machine; The Invisible Man. View more info

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The First Men in the Moon

By: Wells, H.G. [Herbert George]

Price: $225.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2010

Seller ID: 2268788

Condition: Near Fine


From the collection of Dr. Virgil R. Trout, Easton bookplate with his name and date (9/14/2011) in blue ink on front flyleaf, and a brief note on the copyright date stating when he began and finished the book (10/12/11, 10/17/11). 2010 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 342, [8] pp. 8vo. Full green leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. The First Men in the Moon is a 1901 scientific romance novel by the British author H. G. Wells. The novel tells the story of a journey to the moon undertaken by the two protag... View more info

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The Time Machine

By: Wells, H.G. [Herbert George]; Aldiss, Brian

Price: $65.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1986

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281108

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1986 Full-Leather. x, [2], 97, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk ribbon bound in. Wells's classic science fiction story centered around the invention of a time machine (a term coined by Wells and now used ubiquitously to refer to the type of device he describes). The novel has inspired several radio and film adaptations. View more info

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The Invisible Man

By: Wells, H.G. [Herbert George]; Bergonzi, Bernard

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1967

Seller ID: 2268781

Condition: Near Fine


From the collection of Dr. Virgil R. Trout, Easton bookplate with his name and date ('86) in black ink on front flyleaf. 1967 Full-Leather. xvii, [3], 164, [10] pp. Full dark brown leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. The word 'invisible' in the title is cleverly debossed instead of stamped in gilt like the rest of the title. The classic science fiction tale of a man who can turn himself invisible, with an introduction by Bernard Bergonzi and illustrations by Charles Mozley. View more info