Listarama: Lifeline Book Fair Purchases For 2010

As mentioned last Thursday I was going to post my book purchases from the Lifeline Book Fair this year. They were no where near as much as the last visit I had with only 27 this time around (for a total of $98), but I’m going again next year and I plan on buying like crazy because it’s too hard not to.

One little note first: there’s books I picked up that were considered to be rare or antiques so I’ve put next to them that they are first editions because they may not all be first edition, but they are still special editions of some kind and very old.

  1. The Long Day Wanes – Anthony Burgess
  2. The Romantic Book of Ballads – Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co (first edition)
  3. The Currents of Space  – Isaac Asimov (Lucky Star series, #6)
  4. The Rings of Saturn  – Isaac Asimov (Galactic Empire #2)
  5. Dune – Frank Herbert
  6. Destination: Void – Frank Herbert
  7. Good Omens – Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  8. Physics – Lloyd William Taylor (it’s old and has the bestest diagrams – you know like the old school style? I love that stuff)
  9. Paradise – Dante Alighieri
  10. Purgatory – Dante Alighieri
  11. Dictionary of Mythology – Fernand Comte (The Wordsworth Collection)
  12. Penguin Book of Horror Stories (this is a huge book full of short stories by some very surprising authors such as Oscar Wilde, H.G. Wells, Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Franz Kafka, Faulkner,  and yes Roald Dahl as well)
  13. The Garden Party – Kathrine Mansfield (first edition)
  14. An Inland Voyage and Travels With A Donkey – Robert Louis Stevenson (first edition and two in one)
  15. Dante: Poet and Apostle – Ernest Hatch Wilkins (first edition)
  16. Burbank The Northerner – Jules Verne (first edition)
  17. The Brothers Karamazov Volume 1 – Fyodor Dostoevsky (first edition)
  18. The Brothers Karamazov Volume 2 – Fyodor Dostoevsky (first edition)
  19. The Eight Immortals of Taoism: Legends and Fables – Various Authors
  20. Selected Stories From The 19th Century – Wordsworth Classics (with short stories by Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, and Anthony Trollope).
  21. We – Yevgeny Zamyatin (I have been wanting a copy of this book for ages because it’s dystopia from the early 1920’s and Russian Literature and they just had a copy sitting there! I’m so happy….)
  22. War and Peace Volume 1 – Leo Tolstoy
  23. War and Peace Volume 2 – Leo Tolstoy
  24. Ann Veronica – H.G. Wells
  25. The Food of The Gods – H.G. Wells (first edition)
  26. The First Men In The Moon – H.G. Wells (first edition)
  27. Short Stories by H.G. Wells – Thornes Classic

I’m really wrapped that there were so many H.G. Wells ones and that I picked up both the short story selections with classic literature and the Dostoevsky ones. I’m going to do a photographic post of my H.G. Wells collection soon as well. I love H.G. Wells. I’m not exactly a fan of that man’s endings to his stories, but the imagination of it and the visionary detail is brilliant. Not to mention that if K.W. Jeter is the father of creating Steampunk with his Morlock Night then H.G. Wells is the granddaddy of Steampunk.

I think I might have a H.G. Wells month soon… And then a Steampunk one! All these books are making me excited.

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