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ppint.
2 hours ago
Marion Zimmer Bradley

Sharra's Exile
daw books mmpb undated° sixth printing adopts new monogram-style daw logo above "daw fantasy" on two lines above daw books collector no.

cover art by hannah g. shapero (credited)
near-meaningless daw books collector number 452
cover price (canada $4.50) • u.s. $3.95
368pp? including titles, indicia etc.

° - 12/1984 from sheldon jaffery, sixth printing by indicia printing number line


(seventh printing not yet seen/seen reported; presumédly near-identical with sixth because:)


near-identical undated°° eighth printing by indicia printing number line, retains:
cover art by hannah g. shapero (credited)
isbn 0-87997-988-7
cat# UE1988
cover price (canada $4.50) • u.s. $3.95

°° - 9/1985 from locus,


hannah shapero's cover art is retained through (at least) the daw books 11th mmpb printing, but is shrunk somewhat and heavily cropped from the ninth printing (11/1988 from locus) onward, so as to fit within the frame designed and painted by richard hescox for daw books' uniform darkover edition.



ppint.
3 hours ago
Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Planet Savers
#21 in the darkover series (1964-2016):

#1: "darkover landfall" (1972), q.v. for series listing, and links.



ppint.
3 hours ago
Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Sword Of Aldones
#20 in the darkover series (1964-2016):

#1: "darkover landfall" (1972), q.v. for series listing, and links.



ppint.
3 hours ago
Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Sword Of Aldones
london weekend television hutchinson group arrow books first printing, first uk edition

cover art by melvyn grant (signed melvyn, uncredited)
cover price 80p, $2.70 australia, $2.50 new zealand
192pp. including titles, indicia, end pp. advertising



ppint.
7 hours ago
Terry Pratchett

The Colour Of Magic
this was a first attempt to try selling the discworld books to ''non fantasy-readers'' and any others who might've been put off by josh kirby's idiosyncratically and highly spiritedly atmospheric and immensely successfully eye-catching - but undeniably somewhat garish - covers.

the sales velocity of this printing° did not compare well with those bearing josh kirby's art, and it was not reprinted. c. 15,800 copies printed and distributed by transworld publishers ltd.



ppint.
8 hours ago
Terry Pratchett

The Colour Of Magic
barcode number truncated by too-small field: 978-0552-13893-2-00399

indicia publishing history:

colin smythe edition published 1983
corgi edition published 1985
corgi edition reprinted 1985
corgi edition reprinted 1987 (twice)
corgi edition reprinted 1988 (twice)
corgi edition reprinted 1989 (twice)
corgi edition reprinted 1990 (twice)
corgi edition reprinted 1991 (twice)
corgi edition reprinted 1992 (three times) (- why not "thrice" ?)
corgi edition reissued 1993



ppint.
8 hours ago
James Blish

A Work Of Art And Other Stories
contents:

common time (short story) science fiction quarterly vol.2 #4, 8/1953
testament of andros (ss) future vol.3 #5, 1/1953, the cover story, art by milton luros
the art of the sneeze (ss) f&sf vol.63 #5, 11/1982
statistician's day (ss) in " science against man" ed. anthony cheetham (1970), q.v.
who's in charge here? (ss) f&sf vol.22 #5, 5/1962 (credit mis-stated as, as "none so blind", also ss (1962))
how beautiful with banners (ss) (uncredited) in "orbit 1" aka "orbit one" ed. damon knight (1966), q.v.
this earth of hours (ss) f&sf vol.16 #6, 6/1959 (miscredited as in thrilling wonder stories 1959); venture atlas bre #15, 11/1964
there shall be no darkness (novella) (uncredited ) thrilling wonder stories vol. xxxvi #1, 4/1950; magazine of horror vol.5 #1, 1/1969
a work of art (ss) science fiction stories (u.s.) vol.7 #1, 7/1956 as "art-work"



ppint.
9 hours ago
James Blish

A Work Of Art And Other Stories
severn house first printing, first edition
severn house ltd. 9-15 high street, sutton surrey sm1 1df
(severn house inc. merkin office 475 fifth avenue, ny ny10017)

reprint collection of eight short stories and a novella assembled by frances lyall

cover (d-j) art unsigned, uncredited
cover (d-j) price £13.99, u.s. $19.00
192pp. including eight unpaginated pp. titles, indicia, table-of-contents etc, nf introduction by frances lyall, no blank end pp, sewn in signatures, bound with endpapers between black cloth-covered boards, author's surname, title and severn house logo in gold on spine



ppint.
20 hours ago
Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Bloody Sun
#18 in the darkover series (1964-2016):

#1: "darkover landfall" (1972), q.v. for series listing, and links.



ppint.
20 hours ago
Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Bloody Sun (Revised)
#18a in the darkover series (1964-2016):

#1: "darkover landfall" (1972), q.v. for series listing, and links.



ppint.
20 hours ago
Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Heritage Of Hastur
#19 in the darkover series (1964-2016):

#1: "darkover landfall" (1972), q.v. for series listing, and links.



ppint.
20 hours ago
Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Heritage Of Hastur
daw books undated° mmpb seveth printing

cover art by george barr (signed, now credited correctly to george barr)
b+w frontispiece by jack gaughan (signed with his digraph)
cover price $2.50
384pp. (check) including titles, indicia, frontispiece, map etc, end pp. advertising

wholly merkin-printed: indicia publishing history states first printing, august 1975 followed by solidus and printing number line: /7 8 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

the near-meaningless daw books collector number remains absent from the front covers; the cat# remains in the boxed yellow-fielded daw books logo

° - year of publication of not given: months and year taken from sheldon jaffery

there may have been a simultaneous canadian-carcased variant, formally identified as the eighth printing by printing number line, but i've not yet seen, nor seen any report of the eighth printing



ppint.
22 hours ago
Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Heritage Of Hastur
daw books undated° simultaneous near-identical mmpb fifth and sixth printings sharing

cover art by george barr (signed, now credited correctly to george barr)
b+w frontispiece by jack gaughan (signed with his digraph)
cover price $1.95
384pp. (check) including titles, indicia, frontispiece, map etc, end pp. advertising

refer to indicia publishing history to see if carcass of copy held was canadian-or merkin- printed
no priority established nor liable to be, both state first printing, august 1975 followed by solidus and printing number line: /6 7 8 9 (?10 11 12 13 14?) for the merkin-carcassed copies and /5 6 7 8 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 reported for the canadian-carcased copies, formally identifying the latter as the fifth printing (the canadian-carcased variant was generally assigned the higher printing number, so this could be worth double-checking)

the near-meaningless daw books collector number remains absent from the front covers; the cat# remains in the boxed yellow-fielded daw books logo

° - year of publication of not given in their indicia: year by even interpolation between those of the printings to either side



ppint.
21st Apr 2024
Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Heritage Of Hastur
daw books undated° simultaneous near-identical mmpb third and fourth printings sharing new

cover art by george barr (signed, miscredited to jack gaughan)
b+w frontispiece by jack gaughan (signed with his digraph)
cover price $1.95
384pp. (check) including titles, indicia, frontispiece, map etc, end pp. advertising

refer to indicia publishing history to see if carcass of copy held was canadian-or merkin- printed
no priority established nor liable to be, both state first printing, august 1975 followed by solidus and printing number line: /3 4 5 6 7 8 9 for the merkin-carcassed copies and /4 5 6 7 8 9, for the canadian-carcased copies, formally identifying the latter as the fourth printings

the near-meaningless daw books collector number is removed from the front covers; the cat# takes its former place in the boxed yellow-fielded daw books logo

° - month and year of publication of not given in their indicia: taken from locus 202, 7/1977



ppint.
21st Apr 2024
Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Heritage Of Hastur
century hutchinson/century arrow imprint first, arrow books second over-all printing, with new cover art

"the seven domains of darkover in the fortieth year of the regency of danvan hastur" (b+w map) "thrym berger (copy)" by jack gaughan; "thrym berger" is the fictional darkovan cartographer

cover art by peter a. jones (no visible signature, painting likely signed paj, dated; credited on back cover)
cover price £2.95 (overseas territories prices - check)
388pp. (check °)(double-check!°°) including titles, indicia, b+w map etc, end pp. advertising

month of publication not given in indicia publishing history; taken from locus

° - pagination starts at "13", but this is not preceded by twelve unnumbered pages - only four...†
°° - this printing seen given as 428pp. - for 432pp inclusive?? - but it's very unlikely to've been re-set...

† - "publishers!"



ppint.
20th Apr 2024
Ursula K. Le Guin

Das Vermächtnis Von Erdsee
n.b. not the first edition of this collection.



ppint.
20th Apr 2024
Ursula K. Le Guin

Interfaces
a somewhat belated "thank-you, jimess".



ppint.
20th Apr 2024
Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Bloody Sun (Revised)
daw books mmpb first printing, not first mmpb edition, nor first mmpb of the revised, expanded edition

cover art by david a. cherry (unsigned, credited as david cherry)
daw uniform darkover edition borders design by richard hescox (credited)
near-meaningless daw books collector no.944
cover price (canada $5.99) • u.s. $4.99
416pp. (check) including titles, indicia etc, and presumably "to keep the oath" (1979), end pp. advertising



ppint.
20th Apr 2024
Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Bloody Sun (Revised)
berkley publishing group charter communications ace books mmpb fifth printing of the revised edition, 9th printing over-all, including printings of the original, unexpended edition, stated seventh printing
includes "to keep the oath" (a darkover novelette) marion zimmer bradley (5/1979), and with new

cover art by james warhola (signed j.warhola, credited)
cover price (canada $3.95) u.s. $3.50
416pp. (check) including titles, indicia etc, revised edition of novel, original novelette, end pp. advertising



ppint.
20th Apr 2024
Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Bloody Sun (Revised)
ace books imprint mmpb printings so far seen (& seen recorded in detail) of this revised, rewritten and greatly expanded novel:

5/1979 revised edition first printing, first edition;
fourth printing including original unrevised printings with a five digit system cat#, fifth over-all
cat# 06854
isbn 0-441-06854-5
cover price $2.25

4/1980 its presumed second printing as evinced by cat# advance by 1
fifth printing including original unrevised printings with a five digit system cat#, sixth over-all
cat# 06855
isbn 0-441-06855-3
cover price $2.50

4/1981 presumed third printing as evinced by cat# advance by 1
sixth printing including original unrevised printings with a five digit system cat#, seventh over-all
cat# 06856
isbn 0-441-06856-1
cover price $2.75

5/1983 presumed fourth printing, as evinced by cat# advance by 1; stated sixth printing in indicia
seventh printing including original unrevised printings with a five digit system cat#, eighth over-all
cat# 06857
isbn 0-441-06857-X
cover price $2.95

the 6/1985 next known ace books mmpb printing was definitely by the berkley publishing group and bears new cover art by james warhola, cat# 06858, isbn 0-441-06858-8, cover prices (canada $3.95) u.s. $3.50 and is stated in its indicia to be the seventh printing but is the ninth printing over-all



ppint.
20th Apr 2024
John Carnell

New Writings In Sf16
*nods* - so it was a bit rich for one of the "new worlds gang" to put down "traditional" sf as old-fashioned & boring, when you consider that, the odd arts council grant aside, the primary finance of new worlds post- roberts & vinter were the advances michael moorcock received from granada publishing, allison & busby and the like for his interminable° trilogies of trilogies piled ever higher and higher, until they toppled willy-nilly into an inconsistent, incoherent multiverse. . .

° - but commercially successful - the granada publishing mayflower, then granada, later grafton (and eventually harpercollinspublishers) & namara group quartet books uk p/bs and the berkley publishing group & lancer books mmpbs are still around on secondhand bookstalls and in charity shops...



ppint.
19th Apr 2024
Michael Moorcock

The Bull And The Spear
quartet books fourth printing 1976 on same isbn and from same plates/type-setting has new cover design,

dedication: "for marianne"

new cover art by chris achilleos (uncredited, unsigned, collected in "beauty & the beast" chris achilleos (1978), q.v.)
cover price 60p, canada $2.50
160pp. including 6 unnumbered, uncounted pp. titles, indicia etc.4 end pp. advertising and mail-order information (barnicoats, un-id-ed)


the new distributor, futura publications, 's sf imprint orbit logo appears on front cover & spine, but this remains a quartet books limited publication. at least some copies bore a black-on-white peelable sticky label with the quartet logo over the orbit logo on the front cover, when originally distributed, possibly all.


indicia publishing history includes:

published by quartet books limited 1973
27 goodge street, london w1p 1fd (uk)

first published in great britain by allison & busby ltd, 1973

copyright © 1973 by michael moorcock

printed in great britain by
hunt barnard printing ltd., aylesbury, bucks.



David Whiteley
19th Apr 2024
John Carnell

New Writings In Sf16
The review in New Worlds SF was by James Cawthorn.



OldMod67
19th Apr 2024
David L. Chalk

Yellow Buses Bournemouth 85th Anniversary 1902-1987
No ISBN, although the reference library assigned it X004227556 014



ppint.
19th Apr 2024
Lucy A. Snyder

Spellbent
#1 of spellbent trilogy:

#1: "spellbent" (2009), (this book)
#2: "shotgun sorceress" (2010), q.v.
#3: "switchblade goddess" (2012), q.v.

"what dwells within" (novelette) in "shadowed souls" eds. jim butcher, kerrie l. hughes (2016), q.v. is apparently set in the spellbent world; i've no idea when it occurs by the series' internal chronology



ppint.
19th Apr 2024
John Carnell

New Writings In Sf16
it'd be worth noting by whom the review published in new worlds was written:
the magazine was by then a flag-waver for "the new wave" and for "speculative fiction", and rather prone to get very sniffy about perfectly good "traditional" sf that did not adhere to their - somewhat ironically - rather narrow definitions of what "speculative fiction" was, or ought to be - or, was simply written by the "wrong (/wrong kind of) writers".



ppint.
19th Apr 2024
Kenneth Bulmer

New Writings In Sf27
sidgwick & jackson h/cvr first printing, first edition

original anthology of ten or twelve (depending on accounting method) short stories and a novelelette, introduction by ken.

cover (d-j) art by david sumner (unsigned, credited for jacket design as dave sumner on d-j back flap)
cover (d-j) price (updated by sidgick & jackson price-gun label, or possibly no price printed on d-j flap)
208pp. (check) including titles, indicia, table-of-contents etc, bound with endpapers between cloth-covered boards



ppint.
19th Apr 2024
Kenneth Bulmer

New Writings In Sf27
contents:

foreword (nf) kenneth bulmer
bartholemew & son (and the fish-girl) (novelelette) michael g. coney
the day they cut off the power (short story) vera johnson
a time of mind (ss) keith wells
year by year the evil gains: three deadly enigmas v (1 or 3 ss, or chapters) brian aldiss
xiii. within the black circle
xiv. killing off the big animals
xv. what are you doing? why are you doing it?
long time ago, not forgotten (ss) bob van laerhoven (english translation of "liefde" (1974))
zone (ss) peter linnett
heatwave (ss) david langford
heal thyself (ss) john rackham (john t. phillifent)
the observer (ss) graham charnock
cassius and the mind-jaunt (ss) colin kapp



ppint.
19th Apr 2024
John Carnell

New Writings In Sf16
dennis dobson h/cvr first printing, first edition (as scheduled: possibly preceded by corgi books p/b)

original anthology of two short stories, three novelelettes and a novella, introduction by john carnell

cover (d-j) art none: typographical in black on dennis dobson's long-time uniform two-colour "new writings in sf" design by eric ayers (credited on d-j front flap)
cover price 21/-
192pp. (check) including titles, indicia, table-of-contents etc, bound with endpapers between cloth-covered boards



ppint.
19th Apr 2024
John Carnell

New Writings In Sf16
contents:

foreword (nf) john carnell
getaway from getawehi (novella) colin kapp (an unorthodox engineers story)
all done by mirrors (short story) douglas r. mason
throwback (ss) sydney j. bounds
the perihelion man (novelelette) christopher priest
R26/5/PSY and i (ntte) michael g. coney
meatball (ntte) james white (a sector general story)




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