He might not have as much charisma as the GOAT but he is getting there, none can deny his riding ability, his guts or his will to win. His smile, might wrongly, seem forced but what a lot he has to smile about.
This 2014 192 page offering by Marco Masetti is not a book with illustration, but illustrations with a book. This copy has not been read and is a bargain at £7.50
There is a real snobbery in the second hand book trade against Readers Digest, it may have some foundation in their “aggressive” sales technique for the digest, or it could be founded in the bias against “condensed books” but where would doctors and dentist waiting rooms have been in the past without Readers Digests (or National Geographic)?
I could also be pat of the second hand book dealers general unloving view of “Coffee Table” publications. All of the above are probably unfair and unjustified, but in the case of the “Classic” series the bias id definitely unjustified. The books are well bound, well presented with good clear printing, the only criticism I could make (being churlish) is the definition of what are classics has a definite American flavour. But in the light of the very strange inclusions in the “Oxford World Classics” the criticism is definitely churlish.
I have about 10 foot of these titles in my shop all at the bargain price of £4.50.
PLEASE NOTE – Not all these books are located in my shop (for security reasons)
Wyndham John The Day of the Triffids £tbd Michel Joseph Hamilton Edmond City at Worlds End £10.00 Fell Clarke Arthur C Islands in the Sky £10.00 Sedgwick & Jackson Dick Philip K World of Chance £10.00 sf Book Club Ballard JG The Drowned World £tbd Gollancz Tubb EC Death is a Dream £10.00 Hart Davis Tubb EC Ten From Tomorrow £10.00 Hart Davis Bloch Robert Cold Chills £5.00 Hale van Vogt A E More than Superhuman £40.00 NEL Stevens Francis The Heads of Cerberus £15.00 Polaris Burroughs Edgar Rice The Moon Maid £25.00 Tom Stacey Clarke Arthur C1984 Spring £10.00 Granada Sheehan Perley Poore The Abyss of Wonders £20.00 Polaris Clarke Arthur C The Coming of the Space Age £10.00 Gollancz Taine John The Forbidden Garden £20.00 Fantasy Taine John Green Fire £10.00 Fantasy Farmer Philip Jose The Classic 1952 – 1964 £5.00 Robson Bell Robert In Realms Unknown £10.00 Vantage Clarke Arthus C Of Time and Stars £5.00 Gollancz Campbell John W The Incedible Planet £20.00 Fantasy Dick Philip K Valis £25.00 Kerosina
Not exactly in vogue, but they were a significant market in the 50’s. The quality of writing varied greatly with some authors churning out weekly offerings. This is a collection of hardbacks in dust jackets in near fine condition (most of them).
Missouri Man – Frank McLowery £5.00
Marshal of Mustang – Landon Grant £5.00
Forlorn Valley – Al Cody £5.00
Raton Pass – Tom W Blackburn £10.00
Range Feud – DB Newton £10.00
Range War – Thomas W Blackburn £5.00
Stagecoach Guard – D.B. Newton £5.00
The Circle C Feud – Tod Ballard £5.00
Doomrock Range – Al Cody £5.00
MAVERICK – Boss of Rocking H Ranch – Charles I Coombs £5.00
The Last Trail – Zane Grey – £5.00
Tales of Wells Fargo – Danger Station – Sam Allison £5.00
A selection of hardbacks all early 20th century editions in very attractive printed boards all in very good condition. Don’t even think of paying silly prices for paperback reprints, these titles are available for £15.00 each. I should have taken a photo of the spines as they all have great illustrations on them, these are very attractive books.