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New English Library (Publisher): Select Bibliography and Price Guide

The New English Library (NEL) was an American owned British company which was prominent in the 1960s and 1970s, publishing many classic sci-fi and horror books. Engulfed by Hodder and Stoughton in 1981 NEL continued as an imprint until it was dropped in 2004.

Below is a select price guide of some of the most sought after books published by NEL. Prices are based on those recently seen on the retail market, but further research is recommended as opinions and interpretation of factors such as condition, vary widely.

Select Bibliography and Price Guide for NEL 1st edition books

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UK 1st edition hardbacks with dust jackets, unless stated otherwise:

  • 1964 Martian Time-Slip by Philip K. Dick, 1st edition, fine condition in a fine dust jacket, £150
  • 1965 Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, published in association with four square books, 1st edition PAPERBACK, in good condition, £45
  • 1968 The Beatles in Yellow Submarine by Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelshon, Erich Segal, based on the song by John Lennon & Paul McCartney, 1st edition PAPERBACK, in fine condition, £95
  • 1968 The High and the Mighty by Ernest K. Gann, 1st edition PAPERBACK, in good condition, £50
  • 1969 The Necrophiles, A Modern Essay In the Macabre by David Gurney, 1st edition, fine condition in a very good dust jacket, £40
  • 1969 Casebook of a Crime Psychiatrist by James A. Brussel, 1st edition, very good condition in a good dust jacket, £45
  • 1969 Groupie by Jenny Fabian and Johnny Byrne, 1st edition, good condition in a good dust jacket, £75
  • 1970 Satan's Slaves: And the Bizarre "Underground" Cults of California by James Taylor, very good condition in a very good dust jacket, £95
  • 1971 The Warlord of the Air by Michael Moorcock, very good condition in a very good dust jacket, £110
  • 1971 The Haunted Storm by Philip Pullman, fine condition in a very good dust jacket, £750
  • 1972 An Isaac Asimov Double: Space Ranger and Pirates of the Asteroids by Isaac Asimov with jacket art by Bruce Pennington, 1st edition in this format, very good condition in a very good dust jacket, £130
  • 1974 The Rats, by James Herbert, 1st edition, fine condition in a fine dust jacket, £450
  • Note: For a full James Herbert price guide click here
  • 1974 Time Enough for Love by Robert A. Heinlein, 1st edition, fine condition in a fine dust jacket, £225
  • 1975 The Fog, by James Herbert, 1st edition, fine condition in a fine dust jacket, £330
  • 1975 The Deep by John Crowley, 1st edition, very good condition in a very good dust jacket, £200
  • 1975 The History of Science Fiction Pt 2 1936-1945 by Michael Ashley, fine condition in a fine dust jacket, £450
  • 1976 The Survivor, by James Herbert, 1st edition, fine condition in a fine dust jacket, £330
  • 1977 The Shining by Stephen King, 1st edition, fine condition in a fine dust jacket, £530
  • 1977 The Bachman Books by Stephen King, 1st edition, very good condition in a very good dust jacket, £200
  • 1979 Movable Books: An Illustrated History by Peter Haining, 1st edition, very good condition in a very good dust jacket, £145
  • 1979 The Stand by Stephen King, 1st edition, printing limited to 1,000 copies, very good condition in a good dust jacket, £495
  • 1980 The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein, 1st edition, fine condition in a fine dust jacket, £300
  • 1981 A Cellarful of Noise by Brian Epstein, 1st edition PAPERBACK, in fine condition, £110
  • 1983 Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard, proof copy of the 1st edition PAPERBACK, fine condition, £275
  • 1985 Thinner by Richard Bachman (pseudonym of Stephen King), 1st edition, very good condition in a very good dust jacket, £160

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