Archive for April, 2008

ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET KARAXE

April 11, 2008

It’s been a while since I posted.  Partly, I’ve been busy, partly, it’s getting harder for me to find good items on ABE.  Many fascinating items have no image included.  Some images are terrible- dark, fuzzy, cell-phone-like shots of books propped up against shelves.  So, I’ve been getting creative in finding likely candidates.  Rather than just searching for keywords like OCLC, Worldcat, none, not, etc., I’ve been looking at things “not in COPAC,” “extremely scarce” and so on. Then I look for them in Worldcat.  This is much more labor intensive.  Today, I looked at older titles from Vantage Press, a vanity press, and thus less likely to be collected by libraries (in theory).  I like “Escape from the Planet Karaxe.”  The title and cover illustration seem more like an Avalon SF title from the late 1950s than something published in 1970.

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ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET KARAXE
Dunn, William B.

Bookseller:
BOOK EDDY
(Knoxville, TN, U.S.A.)

Price: $15

For sale at: www.abebooks.com

Book Description: Vantage Press, New York, 1970. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Moderate edgewear to dustjacket. Small chip to top edge of rear of dustjacket. Spine of dustjacket is sunned. Bookseller Inventory # 088177