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Kokomo, IN: Recreational Reading, Inc., an affiliate of Popular Publications, Inc., 1949-1950. Octavo, five issues, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. The first issue reprints 'Creep, Shadow!" by Merritt. Issue three reprints a Gees novel by Jack Mann. Issue four, "The Face in the Abyss" by Merritt. Other issues include reprints from George Challis (Frederick Faust), Victor Rousseau, George Allen England and others. Most covers by Norman Saunders.
Kokomo, IN: Recreational Reading, Inc., an affiliate of Popular Publications, Inc., 1949. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. The first issue which reprints 'Creep, Shadow!" by Merritt.
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 2000. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Limited to 500 copies. Collects nine stories by classic writers.
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1938. Octavo, pp. [1-10]  2-310, original blue green cloth, spine panel stamped in silver, top edge stained red, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed, cream endpapers. First U.S. edition. An Albert Campion novel. "Margery's masterpiece" - Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 36. "Margery Allingham was one of the three major Englishwomen mystery writers of the 'Golden Age of Detective Fiction' -- the other two. of course, being Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, p. 15. Hubin (1994), p. 13.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954. Octavo, jacket illustration by Ruth Ray, boards. First edition. The first of the Robot novels. "A richly characterized, thoughtfully told story; justifiably a favorite among Asimov's readers." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-10. Hubin, p. 34. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 245.
New York: Gnome Press Publishers, later Gnome Press, Inc., [1951-1953]. Octavo, three volumes, first volume bound in cloth, others in boards. First editions, first printings, bindings, and dust jackets where required. The first three volumes of the Foundation series, awarded a special Hugo in 1966 for best all-time series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-46. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 819-31.
New York: Street & Smith Publications, Inc., 1939. Octavo, single issue, cover painting by John Frew, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. L. Sprague De Camp, Manly Wade Wellman, Vic Phillips and others. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 60-103.
New York: Street & Smith Publications, Inc., 1939. Octavo, single issue, cover painting by Graves Gladney, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes Part 2 of "The Cosmic Engineers" by Clifford Simak. The "Cloak of Aesir" by Don A. Stuart (John W. Campbell, Jr.). Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 60-103.
New York: The Clayton Magazines, Inc., June, 1931. Octavo, single issue, cover painting by Wesso, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Features stories by Arthur J. Burks, R.F. Starzl and Ray Cummings. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 60-103.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1941. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The second Hannah Van Doren mystery. Babcock was a Black Mask author.
New York, London: D. Appleton and Company, 1926. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-120  [122: blank], original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. First printing with "(1)" at base of text on page . Weird mystery novel. "Bacon, a successful author in the first quarter of the twentieth century of fiction that was both 'popular' and 'literary', has tended to fall between these two stools in the estimate of posterity. This is unfortunate as she was a skillful craftsman and had things to say, especially on the subject of the emancipated modern woman, where her views manage to contain nuance, skepticism and passion. She also had a recurrent interest in the supernatural, as documented by Dorothy Scarborough in her important early study, The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction. The main titles of relevance here are THE STRANGE CASES OF DR. STANCHON (1913), IN THE BORDER COUNTRY (1909) and the present title." - Robert Eldridge. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 26. Bleiler (1948), p. 37. Reginald 00697. Hubin (1994), p. 40.
New York: Doubleday/Foundation, 1990. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. Signed by Capobianco. Well received novel.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. 4391 copies printed. Collects twelve stories. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 248. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-41. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-33.
New York and London: New York University Press, 1992. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. Signedby Bowman. The author's first novel.
[New York: Quinn Publishing Company, Inc., 1944]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. Handi-Book #30. This is the author's first mystery novel.
New York: George H. Doran Company, . Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xxix 33-354 [note: text complete despite gap in pagination], original dark yellow cloth, front and spine stamped in red. First U. S. edition. The second volume of Max Carrados stories, the author's blind detective. "The introduction is a great piece, dealing in part with the blind and their power to develop their senses when sight is absent." - Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime (1989), 3634. Hubin, p. 96. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 13.
New York: Pocket Books, 1965. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Paperback original. Mystery novel set in Europe.
Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-318 [319: ads] [320: blank], seven inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition. The fifth Pellucidar novel. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 42. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02271. Heins BSA-1.
New York: Canaveral Press, 1962. Octavo, eight illustrations by Frank Frazetta, original maroon cloth, front and spine stamped in gold, Frazetta end papers. First edition. This copy bound in red cloth with gold lettering, Zeuschner reports several colors of cloth, no priority established. Heins LTF-4. Zeuschner, Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography, p. 403.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. Octavo, [1-8] [1-2] 3-218 [219-220: blank], original red cloth, front, spine and rear stamped in black, top edge stained red. First edition. The novel is "...a brutal picture of a corrupt, crime-ridden town in the manner of Hammett's RED HARVEST and McCoy's NO POCKETS IN A SHROUD..." - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 144. Filmed in 1956 as Slightly Scarlet, a film noir, directed by Allan Dwan with John Payne, Rhonda Fleming and Arlene Dahl. Silver and Ward (eds.), Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style (3rd edition), pp. 259-260. Keaney, Film Noir Guide, p. 390. Johnson, The Dark Page II, p. 30.
New York: Avon Publishing Co., Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition thus. Avon #178. First Avon paperback edition, preceded in softcover by the Shaw Press digest edition. Classic hardboiled novel.
New York: Better Publications, Inc., 1940. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. The second issue of Captain Future. "Calling Captain Future" by Edmond Hamilton. Other authors in this issue include H.L. Gold and Will Garth.