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New York: Dover Publications Inc., . Octavo, two volumes, pictorial wrappers. First U.S. paperback edition. Trade paperback format. Facsimile reprint of the famous penny dreadful first published in London in 1847 by E. Lloyd. Excellent introduction by Bleiler in which he provides some basic history of penny dreadfuls and makes a case that the author of the book was James Malcolm Rymer and not Thomas Peckett Prest. "A very long Victorian Gothic novel, unquestionably the most famous of the Lloyd bloods... A striking example of low-level popular fiction for the working classes (and adolescents) but not deserving of any praise." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1629. Baron (ed), Horror Literature 2-87. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-81. Bleiler (1978), p. 172. Reginald 14580.
London: Printed for W. Nicoll, at the Paper-Mill, in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1765. 12mo, two volumes, pp. [1-2] [i-iii] iv-x [xi-xiv]  2-336; [i-viii]  2-358, full calf, all panels ruled in gold, edges speckled red. First edition. Highway robbery, piracy on the Thames, murder, rape, a midwife tried for "not doing his duty," and more. Female miscreants are well represented. Many of the cases concern conspiracy, forgery. counterfeiting, and fraud. ESTC T114036.
[New York]: A Berkley Medallion Book published by Berkley Publishing Corporation, . Small octavo, cover painting by Richard Powers, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Berkley Medallion F712. Paperback original. Collection of nine stories from Beyond magazine. Authors include Ray Bradbury, Fredric Brown, Theodore Sturgeon, Algis Budrys and others.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1887. Octavo, [1-4]  2-287 [288: blank], + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "1886-7" inserted at rear, original black cloth, front panel stamped in red, spine stamped in gold and red, rear panel stamped in red. First edition. The binding is the preferred state with the publisher's monogram in red on the rear cover. The book is found with and without publisher's catalogues inserted at rear; this copy has the earliest form of the catalogue, dated 1886-7 on page . The author's anonymously published second book and first novel. A Utopian novel of a matriarchal pastoral society. "A pioneering and affectively powerful work of ecological mysticism..." - Barron (ed.): Fantasy Literature 2-87. Hudson's "fine quasi-utopian novel of the far future... depicts small, self- sufficient, matriarchally organized households living in harmony with Nature. The protagonist, tragically, cannot adapt to their pastoral way of life...Both stories [A CRYSTAL AGE and GREEN MANSIONS (1904)] are remarkable anticipations of modern ecological mysticism." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 593. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1-51, Negley: Utopian Literature: A Bibliography #596, Sargent: British and American Utopian Literature pp. 38.
NP, nd, [c. 1940s]. Small octavo, pp. [1-12], pictorial self wrappers. Five illustrations with text. For young boys about what parachutes and paratroopers do.
NP, nd, [c. 1940s]. Small octavo, pp. [1-12], pictorial self wrappers. Five illustrations with text. Group of boys visit and Army camp. Seems like a booklet prepared for juveniles to let them see that an Army camp is not a scary thing.