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    Six Novels Published by Fantasy Publishing Company Incorporated, including: John Taine. The Cosmic Geoids and One Other. Illustrated by Lou Goldstone. Los Angeles: Fantasy Publishing Co., Inc., 1949. First edition. Octavo. 179 pages. Four black and white illustrated plates. Publisher's brown textured boards with the spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated jacket designed by Lou Goldstone. Very minor rubbing to the covers and jacket, a tiny piece missing from the jacket, some very minor closed tears to the jacket edges. Altogether a very good book. Eric Temple Bell (1883 - 1960) published under his official name fro this non-fiction works as a mathematician and under his pen name of John Taine for his science fiction works. The "one other" in this work is The Black Goldfish. [and:] Basil Wells. Planets of Adventure. Los Angeles: Fantasy Publishing Co., Inc., 1949. First edition. Octavo. 280 pages. Publisher's red textured board covers with the spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Jack Gaughan. Red coated endpapers. Some rubbing to the jacket, a few small closed tears to the jacket edges. Altogether a very good copy. Fifteen short stories authored by Basil Wells, all which previously appeared in Fantasy Book and Planet Stories. [and:] Raymond F. Jones. The Toymaker. Los Angeles, Fantasy Publishing Company, inc., 1951. First edition, second binding. Octavo. 287 pages. Publisher's green cloth covers with the spine lettered in gilt, with the FPCI imprint at the foot of the spine. Pebbled green illustrated dust jacket with lettering in green, yellow, and white. Light gray coated endpapers. Very minor sunning to a small portion of the spine, minor rubbing to the jacket, large closed tear to the spine of the jacket, slightly sunned jacket spine. Altogether a very good copy. Science fiction author, Raymond Fisher Jones (1915 - 1994), published in the best Science Fiction magazines during the 1940s and 1950s. This work collects some of his best works that were first published in Astounding Stories magazine, including "The Model Shop", "The Deadly Host", "Utility", "Forecast", and "The Children's Room". [and:] Jay Franklin. The Rat Race. Los Angeles: Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc., 1950. First edition. Octavo. 371 pages. Publisher's lime green cloth covers with the spine lettered in dark green. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Jack Gaughan. Gray coated endpapers. Very minor rubbing to the jacket, very small closed tears to the spine of the jacket. Altogether a very good copy. Jay Franklin is the pseudonym for John Franklin Carter. This political mystery was originally published in the Collier's Magazine of 1947. [and:] Murray Leinster. Murder Madness. Los Angeles: Fantasy Publishing Co., Inc., 1949. Octavo. 298 pages. Brick red cloth covers with the spine lettered in black with the FPCI imprint at the foot of the spine. Illustrated dust jacket designed by William Benulis. Very minor rubbing to the covers and jacket, some tiny closed tears to the edges of the jacket and one on the spine. Altogether a very good copy. Murray Leinster is the pseudonym of the prolific author William Fitzgerald Jenkins (1896 - 1975). This mystery was first published upon the pages of Astounding magazine from May to August in 1930. It was then published in book form in 1931 by Brewer & Warren of Chicago. The present copy is a facsimile of the 1931 publication. [and:] L. Sprague de Camp. The Undesired Princess. Los Angeles: Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc., 1951. First edition. Octavo. 248 pages. Publisher's dark blue green mesh weave cloth covers with the spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Crozetti. Salmon coated endpapers. Slight rubbing to the jacket, slightly sunned spine. Altogether a very good copy. L. Sprague de Camp set this novel in an Aristotelian universe. The story was first published in Unknown Worlds magazine in February of 1942. Also included with this novella is the short story "Mr. Arson", first published in Unknown Worlds in December of 1941.

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