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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.
Beverly Hills, CA: Donald K. Adams, 1972. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. Dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe. Also includes the first publication of selected passages from Dashiell Hammett's unpublished story, "The Thin Man" (different from his later novel).
Chicago: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1938. Octavo, single issue, cover by Robert Fuqua, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Fiction by Festus Pragnell, Eando Binder, Neil R. Jones and others.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1985. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Collect fifteen stories that covers 1970-1975. Fritz Leiber (2), Theodore Sturgeon, Poul Anderson, Larry Niven (2), Ursula K. Le Guin (2), Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth, R. A. Lafferty, James Tiptree, Jr., Harlan Ellison (2), & George R. R. Martin.
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. All volumes signed or inscribed by Asimov. The first three volumes of the Foundation series. Soon to released on the streaming service Apple TV as a 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., 1941. Octavo, single issue cover painting by Hubert Rogers, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes part 2 of "Methuselah's Children" by Robert A. Heinlein. Also Theodore Sturgeon and Jack Williamson. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 60-103.
New York: Street & Smith Publications, Inc., 1939. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Fiction by 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., 1938. Octavo, single issue, cover painting by Howard V. Brown, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Cover painting of Mars. Part 2 of "The Legion of Time." Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 60-103.
New York: Street & Smith Publications, Inc., 1940. Octavo, single issue cover painting by Hubert Rogers, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Fiction by Robert A. Heinlein, "Logic of Empire." Stories from Clifford Simak, Theodore Stugeon and others. Conclusion of "Sixth Column" by Anson MacDonald (Robert A. Heinlein). Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 60-103.
New York: Street & Smith Publications, Inc., 1942. Large octavo, single issue cover painting by William Timmins, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Bedsheet format. Includes Anthony Boucher, Lewis Padgett, Fredric Brown, Lester Del Rey ("Nerves"), and others. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 60-103.
New York: New Avon Library, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. The second Hannah Van Doren mystery. Babcock was a Black Mask author.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1933. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii 1-344, original red cloth, front panel stamped in light blue and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in light blue, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. A famous, popular catastrophe novel that was a huge commercial success (over half a million copies sold) and was made into a film that helped spark the SF movie boom of the 1950s. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-3; (1981) 2-130; (1987) 2-146; (1995) 2-156; and (2004) II-70. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 125-26. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 042. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 62. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 86. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 27. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2463-68. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 14. Reginald 00801.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. London: Methuen & Co., . Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-383 [384: printer's imprint], eight inserted plates with illustrations by D. Murray Smith, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First U.S. edition. The U.S. edition was made up from sheets of the British edition with a Putnam title leaf replacing the Methuen one. Collects twenty-one stories. "Collection of ghost stories, some dating back to the 1850s. Most are slight tales of apparitions; the most interesting are 'Pomps and Vanities,' a tale of possession; and 'The Merewigs,' a farce in which persons who made no spiritual progress in their last incarnation must now haunt the British Museum." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-6. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 26-7. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 97. Bleiler (1978), p. 15. Reginald 00865.
New York: Congdon & Lattes, 1981. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Winner of the 1982 Edgar award for best novel.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1959. Octavo, boards. First edition. Thriller with some macabre elements, involving underground rituals and the revival of an unholy religion. See the St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, pp. 75.
New York: Popular Library, n.d. . Small octavo, illustration by Hoffman, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. Popular Library #60. A Nigel Strangeways mystery.
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House: Publishers, 1960. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects fifteen stories. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-45. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 210. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-31.
New York: Ballantine Books, . Octavo, jacket illustration by Richard Powers, cloth. First edition. Collects eleven fantasy and SF stories. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-24.
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1973. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 3472 copies printed. Collection of eighteen stories. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-46.
New York: Mystery House, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Gil Brewer was one of the major writers in the Gold Medal line of paperback originals. This is first of two books published in hardcover written by Brewer. Both are scarce. "His style is simple and direct, with sharp dialogue and considerable passion and intensity..." - St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers (4th edition), p. 109.
New York and London: Harper and Brothers Publishers, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first book. Written when the author was a serviceman in the Marines the story has themes of racial bigotry and anti-Semitism and centers on homophobia and murder. Source for the noir film "Crossfire" (1947), which changed the theme to anti-semitism. Brooks wrote two more novels and had a very successful career in the film industry as a writer, director and producer. Hubin, p. 106. Selby, Dark City: The Film Noir, 85. Silver and Ward (eds.), Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style (3rd edition), pp. 73-74. Johnson, The Dark Page, p. 34.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1951. Octavo, cover by James Avati, boards. First edition. Hardboiled mystery novel.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1968. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed and dated in the year of publication by Brunner. "Mammoth attempt to picture the world as it may well be in the early twenty-first century -- overpopulated, over automated, and torn by riots and muggings. The pop sociologist Chad C. Mulligan comments wryly on it all, and he is the nearest thing to a hero in this densely peopled book. Primarily didactic in intent, it borrows surface bravura from John Dos Passos's social realist USA trilogy (1930-1936)." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 343. Winner of the 1969 Hugo award for best novel. 1968 Nebula nominee. Winner of the 1970 British Science Fiction Association Award for best novel and the French Prix Apollo. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-175. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2140-45.
Chicago, New York: F. Tennyson Neely Publisher, . Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii 1-272 [273-278: ads] [279-280: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original pictorial dark green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, white and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel. First edition. A satire on late Victorian sensation fiction and theatrical melodramas. "While we have the publisher's word for it that THE CHARLATANS [sic] is not an attack on Theosophists nor a satire on hypnotism, there is sufficient evidence in the context to prove that the authors are not friends of Theosophy." - The Bookman, vol. 2, p. 434. Bleiler (1978), p. 33. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 114.