Today we present you with a list of 51 early science fiction titles that we obtained from Serendipity Books after the unfortunate passing of Peter B. Howard. The lion's share of the books belonged to the writer, publisher, and ardent collector, John Eric Ruyle (1934-2008). Ruyle, the creator of Berkeley’s fine press, Pequod Press, was a passionate collector of Sherlockiana and early science fiction, including books with only minute or obscure “occult” and “fantasy” elements. The impassioned spirit with which Ruyle approached his collection, is immediately evident when one looks at the detailed pencil notations he has left on the endpapers of so many of the books that he collected. In his notes, Ruyle often comments on such things as the sheets used during the publication process of the title, its printing history, and any specific references or themes in the book, which imbue it with its unique “fantastical” flavor, no matter how abstruse.
Brighten up your day with our latest list of new arrivals--a most colorful catalogue!
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Presenting a sampling of poetry with ties to the Beehive state. Many of these selections are both new and inexpensive.
Check out our latest list of new arrivals! Just some cool stuff that came across our desks in the last week or so, with nothing priced above $50.