Rare fantasy and science fiction books available

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Rare book seller Peter Harrington has launched its latest literature catalogue which includes rare fantasy and science fiction books spanning a broad selection of popular and specialist genres.

Entitled In Other Worlds: Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Beyond, the 180-item catalogue spans several centuries and genres, from dystopian and apocalyptic fiction to imaginative tales that have defined enduring classics of children’s literature.

Catalogue highlights include:

  • A deluxe signed limited edition of George R.R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones; A Clash of Kings; A Storm of Swords; A Feast For Crows; A Dance of Dragons – one of only 52 lettered sets signed by the author and illustrators with an original drawing in each volume. (£27,500)
  • First edition, in the rare and desirable first state of both text and binding of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum. (£55,000)
  • First edition, a very scarce example inscribed by the author, of Frank Herbert’s Dune (£12,500)
  • A signed first hardcover edition of I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (£2,250)
  • First editions of R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy (£27,500)
  • First hardcover edition, first impression, of Jack Finney’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers (£1,500)
  • A first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (£39,500)
  • First edition, first impression of Pierre Boulle’s La Planète des singes which was the inspiration for the Planet of the Apes film series. (£950)

Other highlights include a signed first edition of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials; Metropolis by Thea Von Harbou and Fritz Lang, the first illustrated edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; an inscribed copy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula; T. H White’s The Sword In The Stone, presented as original proof pages bound with the original wrappers; the first edition of J. M Barrie’s Peter And Wendy, an adapted novel form of the 1904 stage play Peter Pan; and signed galley proofs of Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle.

The items in the catalogue will be on display at Peter Harrington’s Dover Street branch in Mayfair. Its online store is open and its specialists are also available to give consultations by Zoom video chat or FaceTime.

For more information, visit Peter Harrington’s website here.

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