NORTON,ANDRE** (pseudonym Mary Alice Norton):: THE CROSSROADS OF TIME

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NORTON,ANDRE** (pseudonym Mary Alice Norton): : THE CROSSROADS OF TIME

LONDON.GOLLANCZ,1976.

ISBN 0575020776.

UK,slim 8vo HB+protected dw/dj,1st edn.[Originally,first published in US paperback NY,1956 as an ACE Double: D-164 p/back,then a single p/back edn US,NY,Ace Books: D-546,[c1962].The TRUE first 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn was published LONDON. GOLLANCZ,1976,preceding the first US 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn by Gregg Press (which was published two years later,in 1978).] NFINE/NFINE. No owner inscrptn,no price-clip (2.75) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean, wrap-around,colour pictorial artwork by Tony Roberts,illustrated dw/dj,with orange+white lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Spine/ backstrip of dw/dj very,very lightly sunned/faded similarly affecting the orange lettering to same.Clear, protective cover protection,thus preventing any further deteriotation and preserving the dw/dj in an exceptional state and condition.Top edges slightly aged/ tanned - as usual/normal - with some light sporadic spotting/foxing,fore- edges less aged/tanned and unaffected by spotting/foxing,so therefore brighter and cleaner; contents bright,tight and generally clean - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - possibly unread? Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original red bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt design to front board similar gilt lettering to spine/backstrip, with near immaculate plain white eps.Previous owner's unused,unmarked 'Garfield' (Jim Davis cartoon cat) libris bookplate to front free endpaper.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,8-176pp [paginated] includes prologue,17 chapters and an epilogue,plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,and a separate title separator page. The companion volume to 'Crosstime Agent' (London,Gollancz,1975 - variant title of US 'Quest Crosstime' (1965)) describing the further adventures of Blake Walker. Andre Norton (b1912 - d.2005.) born in Cleveland,Ohio,pseudonym of American writer Alice Mary Norton who also writes as 'Andrew North' and 'Allen Weston'.Under the 'Andrew North' name,her first published story ran in 1947 - 'The People of the Crater' (in Fantasy Book'). Since then her many novels reflect a fantasy slant with much melodrama,incorporating excursions into unknown worlds.Her earliest work was written for juveniles - fast-paced action/adventure for boys - but this overt power-fantasy (typified by 'Sword in Sheath',1949) diminished in her work as she began to produce adult sci-fi.'The Witch World' books form a separate sequence in her writing,but all of her adult work is interrelated (if only tenously) by being set in the same vast future galaxy where alien races like the Zacathans exist. Adventures in time travel feature in 'The Crossroads of Time' (US,1956) but see rja490714 - UK,1976,UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.Among her other novels are: 'Star Guard' (US,1955), 'Sea Siege' and 'Star Born' (both US,1957) - see rja490814 (UK,1973, UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn),'Star Gate' (US,1958),'Catseye' (US,1961),and 'Eye of the Monster' (US,1962). Some of Andre Norton's short stories have been collected in 'High Sorcery' (US,1970),and she has compiled the anthologies 'Space Service' (US,1953),'Space Pioneers' (US,1954) and 'Space Police' (US, 1956). Since April,2013,the UK Post Office has increased it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item, for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

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