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    Eight Simon and Schuster Books, including: Arthur Herzog. The Swarm. New York: Simon and Schuster, [1974]. Octavo. 256 pages. Glossary. Publisher's black cloth shelf back over cream boards with a small illustration on the front cover. The spine is lettered in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket. Cream textured endpapers. Some rubbing to the jacket, slight sunning to the jacket spine and top edge, very small tear to the top head of the jacket spine. Altogether a near fine copy. Award winning author, Arthur Herzog, wrote this highly intense work plays upon the human fear of the powers of nature overtaken humanity. In this work, the power of nature is a bee swarm. [and:] Jack Williamson. The Humanoids. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1949. Octavo. 239 pages. Publisher's red boards with the spine lettered in silver. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Leo Manso. Very minor rubbing to the covers, very lightly bumped corners, some rubbing to the jacket, slightly sunned jacket spine, some tiny closed tears to the jacket edges, small pencil notation to the front free endpaper. Altogether a very good copy. [and:] Shepherd Mead. The Big Ball of Wax: A Story of Tomorrow's Happy World. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1954. Second printing. Octavo. 246 pages. Publisher's teal shelf-back over dark blue boards. The spine is lettered in gilt. Yellow dust jacket illustrated in cream, red, and black, designed by Roy Doty. Top edge stained green. Very minor rubbing to the covers and jacket, sunned jacket spine. Altogether a very good copy. Shepherd Mead (1914 - 1994) is best known for his work How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which was made into a Broadway show and movie. In this amusing satire set in 1992, Mead projects a life of ease and happiness, made exceedingly better and terrifyingly worse at the same time by the XP. [and:] Donald A. Stauffer. The Saint and the Hunchback. [New York]: Simon and Shcuster, 1946. Octavo. 246 pages. Publisher's light gray cloth covers with the front cover stamped with the author's initials in maroon. The spine is lettered in maroon. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Artzybasheff. Top edge stained green. Very light rubbing to the covers, very slightly bumped corners and head ad foot of the spine, some discoloration to the cover edges, slight rubbing to the jacket, slightly sunned jacket spine. Altogether a very good copy. This work is the author's first novel, written immediately after his service with the Marine Corps as an Air Combat Intelligence Officer during the Second World War. This work has belief as the central theme and is set in the seventh century on an island just off of Scotland, where a monk and his hunchback companion set off on various adventures as they try to convert those they meet. [and:] Hinko Gottlieb. The Key to the Great Gate. Translate by Fred Bolman and Ruth Morris. Illustrated by Sam Fischer. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1947. Octavo. viii, 178 pages. Publisher's red weave textured covers with the spine lettered in black. Illustrated dust jacket in gray tones designed by Sam Fischer. Top edge stained yellow. Some very light rubbing to the covers and jacket, very light bumping to the corners, small tear to the head of the jacket spine, small closed tear to the bottom of the jacket front, some tiny closed tears to the head and foot of the jacket spine, small notation in red on the front inner jacket flap, small blue notation on the front free endpaper, some discolored spotting to the endpapers and inner jacket flaps. Altogether a very good copy.. Hinko Gottlieb's magical and uplifting work of a man's search for freedom was inspired by his own experiences in Nazi prisons during the Second World War. [and:] Cyril Judd. Gunner Cade. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. First printing. Octavo. 218 pages. Publisher's blue boards with the front cover and spine lettered in silver. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Paul bacon. Very minor rubbing to the covers and jacket, some fraying to the head of the jacket spine, small bookseller's ticket affixed to the rear jacket flap. Altogether a very good copy. Cyril Judd was a joint pen name utilized by Cyril Michael Kornbluth and Judith Merril for this work and Outpost Mars. This work was originally published in Astounding Science Fiction magazine. [and:] Leo Szilard. The Voice of the Dolphins and Other Stories. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. Second printing. Octavo. 122 pages. Publisher's soft covers with the spine lettered in black. Top edge stained light green. Very minor rubbing to the covers, slightly sunned spine, very minor toning to the free endpapers. Altogether a very good copy. Leó Szilárd, Hungarian-American physicist who participated in the Manhattan Project and proposed the nuclear chain reaction. In The Voice of the Dolphins he muses upon the moral and ethical issues surrounding the Cold War, including his own participation in progression of atomic weaponry. [and:] John S. Martin. General Manpower. New York: Simon and Schuster Inc., 1938. Octavo. 307 pages. Publisher's red boards with a small illustration in white on the front cover. The spine is lettered in white. Illustrated dust jacket. Top edge stained black. Red coated endpapers. Some rubbing to the covers and jacket, sunned jacket spine, some wrinkling to the edges of the jacket, very tiny closed tears to the head and foot of the jacket spine, small pencil mark on the front free endpaper, faded black stamp on the rear free endpaper. Altogether a very good copy. This work is the first novel of John S. Martin, managing editor of Time from 1929 to 1934, focuses upon the establishment and miraculous growth of the all encompassing corporation, General Manpower.

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