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    A. E. van Vogt. Six Novels, including: Masters of Time. Illustrated by Edd Cartier. Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1950. First edition, first binding. Octavo. 227 pages. Publisher's red clot covers with the spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Edd Cartier. Very minor rubbing to the jacket, sunned spine, three tiny closed tears to the jacket edges. Altogether a very good copy. Renowned science fiction author Alfred Elton van Vogt (1912 - 2000) authored this novel about a war set in the future yet recruits from past generations. Also included in this copy is a story of human regeneration, The Changeling. [and:] The War Against the Rull. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. First printing. Octavo. 244 pages. Publisher's quarter black cloth over red boards with the spine lettered in red and silver. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Ronald Clyne. Very minor rubbing to the jacket, sunned jacket spine, some very tiny closed tears to the head and foot of the jacket spine. Altogether a very good copy. This novel is one of the author's later fixups, in which he formed a complete novel by collecting several previously published short stories into one cohesive story. The stories utilized in this novel were published in Astounding Science Fiction Magazine, including Repetition, 1940; Cooperate or Else, 1942; The Second Solution, 1942; The Rull, 1948; and The Sound, 1950. [and:] Away and Beyond. New York: Pellegrini & Cudahy Publishers, [1952]. First edition. Octavo. 309 pages. Publisher's navy blue board covers with the spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Glanzman-Parker. Very minor rubbing to the jacket, sunned jacket spine, tiny closed tears and some small chips to the edges of the jacket. Altogether a very good copy. A. E. van Vogt collected nine of his fascinating stories in this volume, including: Vault of the Beast; The Great Engine; The Great Judge; Secret Unattainable; The Harmonizer; Heir Unapparent; The Second Solution; Film Library; and Asylum. [and:] Quest for the Future. New York: Ace Books, Inc., [1970]. First hardcover edition, first printing. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Octavo. 180 pages. Publisher's teal board covers with the spine lettered in black. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Gary Viskupic. Very minor rubbing to the jacket, some sunning to the jacket spine. Altogether a very good copy. A. E. van Vogt tells a captivating tale of the discovery of the Palace of Immortality and the exceedingly protective Possessors. This copy is a first printing due to the presence of the code 43L on page 179. [and:] The Secret Galactics. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., [1974]. First edition. Octavo. 215 pages. Illustrated wrappers designed by Ann Layman Chancellor. Very minor rubbing to the covers, else a near fine copy. This copy is designated as a Reward Book Science Fiction Original No. 1. The $2.45 price is displayed in yellow on the front cover. The Secret Galactics was then published in boards by Sidgwick & Jackson of London in 1975. This story was also reissued as Earth Factor X in 1976 by DAW Books of New York. [and:] The World of A. Foreword by Groff Conklin. New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, [1950]. Octavo. 246 pages. Publisher's mint green board covers with the front cover and spine lettered in black. Illustrated dust jacket. Very minor rubbing to the jacket, small closed tear to the front of the jacket, otherwise a near fine copy. Also known as The World of Null-A, this work was originally published as a three part series in Astounding Stories, and was then published by Simon and Schuster of New York in 1948, and as The World of Null-A in 1970 by the Berkley Publishing Corporation.

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