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1 De Camp, L. Sprague An Elephant For Aristotle
New York Doubleday 1958 First Edition, First Printing 
Very Good+ in a Very Good dustjacket. Fully bound in blue-green cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt and red. Map-endpapers. Untrimmed fore-edge. 360pp. The volume, itself, is in very nice shape: there is a touch of sunning to the spine, the upper rear tip is mildly bumped, and there is light foxing to the endpapers. Otherwise clean, square, and tight. No reading wear or previous owner's markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has touches of edgewear. The spine is sunned. There is creasing on the back panel as well as some age-toning; the white jacket flaps have fox-marks. The original price of $3.95 is still intact.

'When Alexander The Great decided to give an elephant to his old teacher Aristotle, a problem of logistics arose. Alexander was in India and Aristotle was in Athens. Thousands of miles of blazing deserts, towering mountains, turbulent rivers, and savage, scarcely conquered peoples lay between; and Aias, the elephant, had to have his two hundred pounds of hay and vegetables everyday...'

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Price: 95.00 USD
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2 De Camp, L. Sprague Science-Fiction Handbook (The Writing of Imaginative Fiction)
New York Hermitage 1953 First Edition 
Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Red cloth boards with a gray cloth backstrip. Both the spine and the front board are stamped in black. 328pps. Stated first edition. Very mild rubbing to the tips, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. An immaculate copy: no reading wear or previous owner's markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a bit of sunning -- particularly along the spine. There is a 1/16" chip at the top of the rear gutter and a 1/4" closed tear at the foot of the front panel. No other flaws. The original price is intact.

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Price: 65.00 USD
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3 De Camp, L. Sprague The Golden Wind
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1969 First Edition 
Very Good+ in a Near Fine dustjacket. Fully bound in blue cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt; the front board in blind. Map-endpapers of journeys by Eudoxus. 288pps. The cloth is faintly faded at the edges and there is a light remainder-spray on the bottom of the textblock. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The text is immaculate; absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a slight bit of toning at the spine and a 1/8" chip at the front flap-fold; the original price is intact.

"...Fifteen centuries before Marco Polo, Eudoxos of Kyzikos opened the first direct trading route to the East. Seeking wealth for his family's shipping concerns, he made a series of voyages across the Indian Ocean and along both coasts of Africa. His remarkable skills as navigator, geographer, fighter, and diplomat proved indispensable in dealing with the distrustful rulers, rapacious bandits, internecine wars, and strange beliefs he encountered in the unknown, uncharted lands beyond the Mediterranean. But he sought more in those lands than wealth; he hoped desperately for relief from the terrible affliction that forced his wife to desert him.
The author has taken the meager record of these voyages, added his thorough knowledge of life in the ancient world, and bound them together in a fast-moving novel that is both a thrilling adventure story and an intriguing character study..."


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