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New Arrivals

Posted in New Arrivals with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2009 by Aaron

Very happy!!  The two I’d been expecting arrived today.  The Castle of Iron and SF: The Year’s Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy (effectively SF ’56).  The Castle of Iron was as expected, actually better.  The book is in NF condition excepting the severe sunning on the spine.  Does anyone know what effect this condition has on grading??  So I was satisfied there.  The other left me speechless.  As I was unwrapping it, I could see it was looked great, but once I actually had it fully unwrapped it is superb.  The dust jacket is almost flawless and aside from just one small blemish and a book plate the book itself is awesome.  I’ll do a Close Up on it very soon.


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 29, 2009 by Aaron

Picked up The Castle of Iron by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt last night.  It looks to be in Near Fine condition too… except….  Except for the problem that plagues this book seemingly more than any other – the badly sunned spine.  However, I think I have a solution up my sleeve… will let you know in a few days.