The Sinister Researches of C. P. Ransom

NEARING, JR., H[omer]; GOREY, Edward

Published by Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954
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Stated first edition. Octavo (21.5 cm); 217 pp.; dust jacket. Paper over boards with white titling to spine. A very good+ copy with some slight dust-soiling to top edge and negligible wear to board edges; clean throughout. The Edward Gorey-designed dust jacket is unclipped ($2.95) and in very good- condition with some wear to extremities and a small chunk missing from tail. Originally published as a series of stories in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1950-53), this playful narrative recounts the efforts of two professors to marry the arts & sciences in a triumph for their university. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Sinister Researches of C. P. Ransom
Publisher: Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Publication Date: 1954
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good

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Book Description Curtis Books. NY: Curtis Publications., 1970. Paperback. first edition. 7051 near fine paperback, Bookseller Inventory # 252401

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Book Description Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very mild wear along top and bottom edges, else volume is in near fine condition. Jacket is designed by Edward Gorey. Light wear along fore-edge. Small chip on top edge of back panel. Small closed tear on top edge of back panel. Tiny chip on bottom edge of front panel. Chipped at head and tail of spine. Several, tiny, closed tears on bottom edge of back panel. Light creases along bottom edges of front and back panels. Closed tear on top edge of front panel. Very small hole on front edge of spine, near head of spine. Several pieces of transparent tape have been placed on inside of jacket by previous owner. Otherwise very good and in mylar jacket cover. Bookseller Inventory # 2029330

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Book Description Doubleday, New York, 1954. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Dust design by Edward Gorey (illustrator). 1st edition. A very good or better copy with light edge wear and a little minor soiling to the top page edges, in a very good dust jacket with a few small edge chips and some edge wear. See Photos 217 pages uphall left 6. Bookseller Inventory # 89723

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Book Description Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus. First Edition, First Printing. Brown cloth with white spine lettering. First edition stated on copyright page. A fine book. "Doubleday Science Fiction" Jacket art by Edward Gorey. The jacket has some edge and corner wear and a rubbed spot between the "T" and "h" of the "The" in the title and has been tape reinforced on the inside at the head and heal of the spine. Bookseller Inventory # 012373

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Book Description Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York, 1954. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good to Very Good. Edward Gorey cover (illustrator). First Edition. Book has light dust soiling to top pages' edges, light soiling at bottom of fore edge, and head and foot of spine are a bit pushed; otherwise the book is in lovely shape, with square sharp corners, a square and solid binding, and pages that are clean and unmarked. The jacket has wear to the edges, several short to moderate tears and some chipping at the head and foot of spine, with a small attendant crease at the top left of the cover; there is also an L-shaped tear (3/4" on both legs) on the top edge with an attendant crease; there is some staining to the border of the rear end-flap, some rubbing to the back cover, and light rubbing to the front cover, which, however, does not effect the Edward Gorey drawing which graces it. This is a novel comprised of stories featuring "screwloose misadventures of [these] two brilliant bunglers from the pages of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.". Science Fiction. Bookseller Inventory # 000636

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Book Description Doubleday, 1954. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good. (Binding: Cloth, Jacket: Good) First ediiton, first printing. With Edward Gorey illustration on dustjacket. Dustjacket edgeworn and mildly chipped. Bookseller Inventory # 1102422

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Book Description Doubleday, 1954. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First American Edition. Brown cloth with white spine lettering. First edition stated on copyright page. Jacket by Edward Gorey. Book has lean, small owner's stamp and light toning to front endpaper, some soiling to top. Imterior is clean. DJ has a couple of closed tears, chipping to spine tips and a bit of rubbing. Protected in mylar. Price intact. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 001376

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Book Description Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY, 1954. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. From the collection of George Earley with his bookplate on the front paste-down endpaper. George Earley was, and remains, a science fiction fan having attended many conventions over the years and friends with many authors from the 1940's into the 1970's. He was also a reviewer of sf books from the 1940's into the 1990's. Very good in very good dust jacket illustrated by Edward Gorey. Bookseller Inventory # 40161

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Nearing, H., Illustrated by Edward Gorey (jacket)
Published by New York: Doubleday, 1954, New York (1954)
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Book Description New York: Doubleday, 1954, New York, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good Plus. Edward Gorey (jacket) (illustrator). Very Good/Good Plus. Stated first edition of author's first book. Bound in rust colored cloth with white titles, the book shows no obvious use or wear. Jacket has a bit of wear to the ends of the spine, some scuffing to front panel, and some wear anlong with one 1/2" tear to botton of rear panel. Scan on request. Bookseller Inventory # 001735

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Nearing, Jr., H. with dust jacket illustration by Edward Gorey
Published by Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1954 (1954)
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Book Description Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1954, 1954. Stated First edition, Toledano H54i; 8vo.; cloth covered boards, hardcover; 217 pages; this is the Author's first novel; boards and endpapers are sunned else a very good clean tight copy in an unclipped, foxed and edgeworn dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 39922

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