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"DEEGAN, Jon J." – [SHARP, Robert George, 1902-1967] : AMATEURS IN ALCHEMY.

London : Panther Books – Hamilton & Co. (Stafford), (1952). First edition. Alien planet in revolt at the threat from human civilization – in Deegan’s "Old Growler" series, a rather attractive British precursor of "Star Trek".
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by Gordon C. Davies; light wear and bruising; vertical crease to wrappers; text lightly tanned, but a good copy. Just two copies (Bodleian and Trinity College, Dublin) located in the COPAC libraries.

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"ELLIOT, Lee" – [HUGHES, Denis Talbot, 1917-2008] : BIO-MUTON.

London : Curtis Warren, (1952). First edition. Scientists on an isolated island try to create a living entity from a synthetic biological structure, accidently opening a window in time and exposing themselves to the Forces of Darkness. The Watchers come to the rescue.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design attributed to Gordon Davies; worn at foot; a little rubbed and darkened; staples rusted and discoloured, but overall a good copy. Just a single copy (British Library) located in the major UK libraries.

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"GRUEN, Von" – [HOLLOWAY, Brian] : THE MORTALS OF RENI.

London : Curtis Warren, (1953). First edition : the wrappers issue. The long-established Earth colony on the planet Reni has to be evacuated when its sun fails, abandoning the gentle and trusting Renians to their fate – but some Earth mortals decline to leave.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 159,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – an unsigned but typical design by Gordon C. Davies; a little rubbed and creased; staples a little rusted; text a little tanned, but a good copy. Only a single copy (Liverpool) located in any major UK library.

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“LE PAGE, Rand” – [BIRD, William Henry Fleming, 1896-1971] : WAR OF ARGOS.

“LE PAGE, Rand” – [BIRD, William Henry Fleming, 1896-1971] : WAR OF ARGOS.

London : Curtis Warren, (1952). First edition. “A story by the modern French master of Science Fiction” runs the strapline, although the eight or so “Rand le Page” titles produced by Curtis Warren all appear to have been written by British authors, in this instance by William Bird. The planet Argos has been under the Earth’s control for centuries, but now there is an uprising fuelled by telepathy.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 127,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – an unsigned design attributed to Gordon C. Davies; wrappers slightly chipped at head; a little worn and creased; staples rusted, but a good and serviceable copy. Just a single copy (Liverpool) located in the major UK libraries.

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"REED, Van" – [HUGHES, Denis Talbot, 1917-2008] : HOUSE OF MANY CHANGES.

London : Curtis Warren, (1952). First edition : the wrappers issue. "When creation which is contrary to all the accepted laws of Nature springs directly from Genius in the grip of Evil the results may well take a form so terrible as to be beyond human understanding ...". Mad scientist, laboratory horror, allegorical fantasy – "charmingly bizarre" (Harbottle & Holland A268).
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a perplexed design attributed to Gordon C. Davies; chipped at head (2cm), with minor chip at foot; some rubbing and light creasing; staples badly rusted; a serviceable copy. No copy located in any major UK library.

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"ROMILUS, Arn" – [HUGHES, Denis Talbot, 1917-2008] : BRAIN PALAEO.

London : Curtis Warren, (1953). First edition. Telepathy developed, but a time-space gap opens up and an evil half-brain, half-robot, life form is listening in.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 159,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design attributed to Gordon C. Davies; short split at head; some rubbing and creasing; staples rusted, but a reasonable copy. Bookseller stamp of McGills, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, on title-page. No copy located in any major UK library.

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