[ Bookseller Catalogues ] Barry R. Levin Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Catalogue grouping. Barry R. Levin, d. Sept 14 b 1946, 2016.
[ Bookseller Catalogues ] Barry R. Levin Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Catalogue grouping
[ Bookseller Catalogues ] Barry R. Levin Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Catalogue grouping
[ Bookseller Catalogues ] Barry R. Levin Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Catalogue grouping

[ Bookseller Catalogues ] Barry R. Levin Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Catalogue grouping

Santa Monica, CA: Barry R. Levin Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature 1981-1993. Various formats and sizes. Catalogs included in this lot:

The following are xeroxed, stapled catalog copies.
Bronze Anniversary Catalog (8th Anniversary Catalog), 1981 (xerox, stapled)
Great Works & Rarities of Science Fiction and Fantasy, 1982 (xerox, stapled)
One Small Step (random selection), 1983 (xerox, stapled)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Proofs and Review Copies, Catalog #10 (undated) - (xerox, stapled)
Highlights from Barry R. Levin Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, California Book Auction Galleries, Sale 234, Sept 1986 (xerox, stapled)

Our Grand Reopening Catalog, or 87 for '87 (1987), original glossy printed wrappers, 8vo.

The following are all original stapled wraps, 8 1/2 x 11 format.
April 1988, Volume 1, No 1, 4 pages.
May 1989, Vol 2, No 2, 8 pages.
Nov 1989, Vol 2, No 3, 8 pages.
Jan 1991, Vol 4, No 1, 8 pages.
July 1991, Vol 4, No 2, 8 pages.
Dec 1991, Vol 4, No 3, 8 pages.
Jul 1992, Vol 5, No 1, 8 pages.
Spring 1993, Vol 6, No 1, 8 pages.
Fall 1993, Vol 6, No 2, 8 pages. Very Good. Wraps. [28082]


Back in the Very Early Days (pre-Kuenzig Books) this seller specialized in science fiction and made it a goal to get catalogs from the standard-bearers in the field. I'm thinning out my reference shelves and thought these might be interesting material for those interested in the pre-internet science fiction and fantasy market.

These catalogs were published by the firm of Barry R. Levin, "A Premier Purveyor of Science Fiction and Fantasy Rarities (est. Jan 1, 1973). Barry's wife Sally was unfailingly polite and generous with this newcomer and called to order paperbacks and inexpensive hardcovers for their customers (things they didn't stock). I gathered their catalogs to see how the other side lived, learning about "points" that Levin published in his catalogs back when I didn't even know what points were. One found author manuscripts, detailed descriptions of odd ephemera (like a signed L. Ron Hubbard photo!), and other expensive items that were far beyond my meager budget at the time. Generally, the catalogs were hard to come by - this grouping includes xeroxes that I was able to get from fellow booksellers over the years to "fill in" what I didn't have. Compare with bookseller LW Currey.

Price: $200.00

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