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Middlebury College, Vermont: 1972. 2 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, Middlebury College, Vermont, August 27, 1972. Written on a letter sent by his friend John Ciardi (1916 - 1986), acclaimed poet and etymologist, to his wife Janet Jeppson Asimov, whereby the poet jokingly compares Isaac's behavior at a Bird Watchers Conference to that of new species of a promiscuous bird, in part: "...It seems only fair to tell you that the Conference Bird Watchers Club has compiled a series of.....
New York: Stokes, 1933. 8vo, red cloth, lettered in black; bookplate, d.w. New York: Stokes, 1933. Early edition of this very popular book that sparked interest in sc-fi, and was the basis for a 1951 motion picture. The dust wrapper is chipped, missing a one inch piece at the top of the spine and price-clipped. The back flap advertises the book "After Worlds Collide", which was published in 1934.
New York: Harper Collins/Joanna Cottler, 2002. Illustrated by the author. 8vo, colored pictorial wrappers; (one corner bent, otherwise fine). New York: Harper Collins/Joanna Cottler, (2002). First Edition. Advance Reading Copy. The illustrations, unlike in the final book are not in color. Presentation copy, signed "Clive" on the title page, and a full page ink drawing, signed in full, on the blank page facing the title, of character from the book.
Paris: Mille et Une Nuits, 1998. Illustre par Chris Lane.92pp Square 8vo, printed wrappers. Paris" Editions Mille et Une Nuits, 1998. First French edition. French translation of Ahmed ant the Oblivion Machine. Presentation copy, sighed in full, "....Head for the shore!/ but where is the dam thing?/ Love,"
New York: Doubleday, 1950. 8vo, pale green cloth, spine & edges lightly sunned under the dust wrapper, as is typical of this book; very faint staining on the front board; bright jacket with the original $2.50 price. New York: Doubleday, 1950. First edition. A collectible copy of Bradbury's first major work and a science fiction landmark.
1993. Original oversize Doubleday Books Marketing postcard, 5.25 x 8.5 inches, distributed to promote the 41st anniversary of the release of Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles." To commemorate the event, Doubleday released a collector's edition volume featuring a new foreword by Bradbury and an additional story, "The Fire Balloons," which was removed from the original book. The front features a fantasy illustration depicting Martians on an alien landscape, in a style reminiscent of Frank Frazetta, signed: "Good Wishes to Howard.....