Robert Silverberg. Two First Editions, including: The Realm of Prester John. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1972. First edition. Octavo. 344 pages. Eighteen black and white illustrations on plates. Bibliography. Index. Publisher's gray cloth covers with the spine lettered in purple and gilt. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Wendell Minor. Endpapers illustrated with maps. Very minor rubbing to the covers and jacket, slightly discolored spine, some red sprinkling to the bottom edge. Altogether a very good copy. Although widely known for his science fiction works, Robert Silverberg (1935) is also a prolific writer of non-fiction, including this intriguing work which explores the legend of priest-king Prester John, and his oasis kingdom to the East. [and:] Starman's Quest. Hicksville, N. Y.: Gnome Press, [1958]. First edition. Octavo. 185 pages. Publisher's dark blue board covers with the spine lettered in yellow. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Stan Mack. Some rubbing to the jacket, minor discoloration and moisture spotting to the jacket spine. Altogether a very good book. Robert Silverberg (1935), recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, showcases his talent for science fiction in this novel about telepathic twins.

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