Friday, November 14, 2008

It feels like Christmas!


This is a list of 62 books and magazines that I bought for fifty cents apiece, today. A few of the pulp mags have wear and tear issues, but the books (the first 12 entries) are all G to VG++. Sorry that this is such a dry, music-less, post, but fear not! You're going to be seeing a lot of cool Sci-Fi covers - and related musical tastiness - in the near, near future!

The $$$s in parentheses are the low / high prices asked for over at Amazon.

Books
Dick, Philip K. - Martian Time-Slip (1964) - Ballentine U2191 - 1st printing ($5-20)
Heinlein, Robert A. - Methuselah's Children (1960) - Signet S1752 - 1st printing ($6-7)
Ballard, JG - The Wind From Nowhere (1962) - Berkley Medallion F600 - 1st printing ($5-10)
Asimov, Isaac - The End Of Eternity (1958) - Signet S1493 - 1st printing ($9-13)
Heinlein, Robert A. - The Day After Tomorrow (1958) - Signet S1577 - 2nd printing ($9-10)
Clarke, Arthur C. - The Other Side Of The Sky (1959) - Signet S1729 - 1st printing ($5-15)


ed. Derleth, August - Strange Ports Of Call (1958) Berkley G-131 - 1st printing ($1-10)
ed. Wollheim, Donald A. - Adventures On Other Planets (1955) Ace Books S-133 - 1st printing ($3-8)
ed. Boucher, Anthony - The Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction Fifth Series (1956) - Ace Books F-105 - 1st printing ($1-10)
ed. Howard, Ivan - Novelets Of Science Fiction (1963) - Belmont L92-567 - 1st printing ($8-9)
ed. Merril, Judith - The Year's Greatest Science Fiction And Fantasy (1959) - Dell B129 - 1st printing ($5-30)
ed. ??? - Masters Of Science Fiction (1964) - Belmont 92-606 - 1st printing - ($5-$$$)

Pulp Magazines
Worlds Of Tomorrow (May 1965) - @ $10
Worlds Of Tomorrow (May 1966) - @ $15

Amazing Stories Fact and Science Fiction (January 1962) $5-8
Amazing Stories Fact and Science Fiction (March 1961) @ $7

Future Science Fiction (December 1959) - $25-50?

The Original Science Fiction Stories (November 1959) - $3-10

Worlds Of IF Science Fiction (October 1965) - $4-7
Worlds Of IF Science Fiction (July 1965) - $3-12

Galaxy (June 1965) - $8
Galaxy (August 1963) - $3-10

Fantastic Stories Of Imagination (December 1960) - $7-10
Fantastic Stories Of Imagination (July 1961) - $5-10
Fantastic Stories Of Imagination (June 1964) - $10

Amazing Science fiction Stories (May 1959) - $12
Amazing Science fiction Stories (July 1960) - $7-8
Amazing Science fiction Stories (March 1959) - $4-12
Amazing Science fiction Stories (September 1960) - $4-10
Amazing Science fiction Stories (November 1959) - $???
Amazing Science fiction Stories (June 1960) - $8-9
Amazing Science fiction Stories (April 1960) - $2-7
Amazing Science fiction Stories (August 1960) - $9
Amazing Science fiction Stories (February 1961) - $12

Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (April 1965) - $6
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (May 1962) - $4-10
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (October 1961) - $5-8
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (June 1961) - $5-10
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (June 1962) - $7-14
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (August 1961) - $5-10
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (August 1960) - $4-9
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (November 1961) - $10
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (September 1961) - $6
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (April 1966) - $10-14
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (February 1966) - $6-10
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (September 1960) - $5
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (May 1961) - $3-10
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (July 1960) - $5-11
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (March 1960) - $5-7
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (June 1960) - $5-8
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (May 1960) - $2-7
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (January 1960) - $5
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (February 1960) - $3-7
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (April 1960) - $2-9
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (July 1961 - $5-15
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (January 1961) - $3-7

And... tomorrow, at that same estate sale, everything that is left is going for 1/2 price! I think I might go drop $20!!! Seriously, this guy was a proto Sci-Fi anorak, and I'm thankfully, gratefully picking through his treasures. Like this one:

---EDIT---
If you saw that J. G. Ballard up on that list and thought to yourself Damn! I really could go for a few tastey words from THAT guy! you're in luck. Nathan Nuthin' is serving up a nice selection from Hello America over at his fine fine web log.
---EDIT---

Stay tuned!

8 comments:

dean said...

Woo-hoo!

Uncle E said...

Man, I'm droolin! I love those old sci-fi mags, 'specially the covers!
About 9 years ago I ran across a whole bunch (maybe 50 or so) old EC comics from the 50's at a garage sale. Weird Science, Weird Fantasy, some of the first MAD comics (before they turned into a mag), Tales from The Crypt. The guy told me he needed "beer money" and let me scoop em all up for about $50!
They currently reside in a safety deposit box.
I also love the old Popular Science books. Just love to see how out there they were about predicting technology advances. Flying cars by the 1980's and all.
Fun stuff, quite a score. Congrats!

Matt said...

Yeah, Unc... I used to work at a bookstore and I'd grab one of those big old EC compilation books to look when I was working the register. Good stuff!

Ad stay tuned... There's some pretty cool stuff I'll be posting up!

Cheers!

Nazz Nomad said...

oooooooooooooh.

and i heart the old ec stuff... have this big old hardcover book i bought back in the 70's as a wee pup with the history of ec and a ton of the comics in full bllody color... always on the lookout for the reprints and the boxed sets (even though they are in b/w).

where's this estate sale... have car will travel!!!!

Uncle E said...

Hey Nazz, check out this link for all the latest EC reprints:

http://www.eccrypt.com/

I was lucky enough to hunt down most of Russ Cochran's comic book size reprints while living in San Diego at one of the comic con's. Lucky bugger, me.

Matt said...

Sorry Nazz, but the sale closed today! I showed up just as they were getting ready to pack everything up and scored three boxes of stuff they were just gona throw away! More on them, later.

Thanks for the comments, guys!

Nathan Nothin said...

Looks like you're laying low again, but this post sez it feels like Xmas.

Tomorrow, my man.
Have a Kool Yule, Fool.
Happy Holidaze, brother.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
(said from the prospect of a Califraxian.)

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