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Samuel R. Delany and Marilyn Hacker, QUARK/[1-4]

An important and influential quarterly of Speculative Fiction edited by Samuel Delany and his then wife, the poet Marilyn Hacker in 1970 and 1971, complete in all 4 published volumes. “The editors have tried to display the finest work of both new and established authors, whatever it’s imaginative substance, structure or texture.” Delany, Samuel and Marilyn Hacker, QUARK/1, […]

A. J. Villiers, Falmouth For Orders

Villers, A[lan] J[ohn],  Falmouth For Orders, The Story of the last Clipper Ship Race around Cape Horn.  London, Geoffrey Bles, nd [c. 1930], [xxiv] 232p, 4to, 7 ½ “ x 10”.   Blue cloth over boards, gold stamped spine and front cover title. Good, sun fading on spine and front cover, light foxing on fore edge, front hinge just […]

Vice Admiral Homer N. Wallin, Pearl Harbor

Wallin, Vice Admaral Homer W., USN (Retired),  Pearl Harbor:  Why, How, Fleet Salvage and Final Appraisal, with a Foreward by Rear Admiral Ernest McNeill Eller, USN, Director of Naval History.   Washington, Naval History Divison, 1968.   [xv], [1]-377,  10” x 7”.  Blue cloth over boards, gold stamped titles and Navy seal, no dj as issued. Fine, first edition.   The […]

Wolfgang Finkelnburg, Atomic Physics

Finkelnburg, Wolfgang,   Atomic Physics. , New York, McGraw-Hill, 1950, [x] 1-498 pages.  Green cloth covered boards in dust jacket.    9.25” x 6”. First American edition, fine is a very good but slightly faded dust jacket,  2 previous owner stamps on front end paper. Finkelnburg did post-doctoral research at Cal Tech in the 1930s before returning to Germany and […]

Earl R. Smith, The Days of my Years

Smith, Earl R.   The Days of my Years, The autobiography of an Average American.   1968, Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR.   [xiv] 1-324, paperback,  5 ½” x 8 1/2’”.    Near fine. First edition.    Born in 1882 in Colorado, Smith lived most of his life on the west coast, both in California and Oregon, doing everything from mining gold to […]