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Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 2001. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Limited to 500 copies. Anthology of classic authors which all first appeared in British fiction magazines from the period of the early 1920s to 1939. Only one has appeared in book form.
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 1999. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Limited to 500 copies. Collects six weird stories, "The House That Was Lost" by Tom Gallon (1908), "Tight and Loose" by Neil Gow (1932), "The Man Who Was Tomorrow" by Eric Ambrose (1933), "Newsreel" by W. J. Makin (1935), "Time- Piece" by Donald Showbridge (1939) and "Last Act First" by Laurence Meynell (1940), with introduction and notes by editor Jack Adrian.
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 2000. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Limited to 500 copies. Collects nine stories by classic writers.
Chicago: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1939. Octavo, single issue, cover by William Juhre, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine.
Chicago: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1948. Octavo, single issue, cover by Robert Gibson Jones, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. Octavo, pp. [1-16] [1-2] 3-284 [285: blank] [286: printer notes], oringal green cloth, front and spine stamped in red, fore edge uncut, top edge stained red. First U. S. edition. Spy thriller set in Fascist Italy before the outbreak of WW II. Hubin, p. 14.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1955. Octavo, illustrated by Mel Hunter, cloth. First edition. Eternals police human history against disasters, making history safe for mankind. "Time guardians rove through the centuries, keeping all eras in harmony. The hero rebels, preferring the uncertainties of infinity to the carefully controlled boredom of Eternity." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 120. "... a complex, thoughtful story of time travel, time paradoxes and time police, considered by some critics to be his best work." - John Clute / Malcolm J. Edwards, SFE (online). "Perhaps Asimov's best early novel..." Barron (ed.): Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-18.
New York: The Clayton Magazines, Inc., 1932. Octavo, single issue, cover painting by Wesso[lowski], pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Stories by Ray Cummings, Anthony Gilmore (Hawk Carse) and others. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 60-103.
[London]: GraftonBooks A Division of HarperCollinsPublishers, . Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's well-received first book. "... RAFT features some of the most startling hard SF content in recent years. It is the first volume in the author's loosely connected Xeelee future history." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-84. "Humans are stranded on a 'raft' in a pocket universe of enormous gravity. Baxter's debut novel, in which he describes his young hero's quest through a world that is strange indeed. As an all-too-rare example of British SF rooted in speculative physics, it has drawn praise from Larry Niven, Bob Shaw and others." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. . "It is very, very hard SF, and it's great fun, and the cosmogonic precepts of its universe are challenging to grasp, and it's quite quickly told, and it's really dumb about people." - John Clute. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-84.
Chicago: Shasta Publishers, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. One of the subscriber's copies signed by Bester on the front free endpaper. A classic science-fiction novel based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (1866), "in which the obsessed villain ultimately fails to avoid detection by a telepathic policeman, but finds the prospect of punitive 'demolition' less terrible than its name implies." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 275. Winner of the 1953 Hugo award for best novel and runner-up for the 1954 International Fantasy Award. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-116. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 7. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 529-32.
West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, 1980. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed inscription by editor Donald Sydney-Fryer to Robert Briney. A selection of some fifty poems, most from the revised collections Shapes of Clay (1910) and Black Beetles in Amber (1911) with fine critical essay by editor Donald Sidney-Fryer. "A vital weird-horror collection..." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 6-5.
New York: Walden Publications, 1938 [i.e. 1939]. Small portfolio (7 1/4" x 10"), pp.  2-40 [note: printed on rectos only], black cloth, front cover stamped in gold. Second edition. This is the second edition which was preceded by a signed limited edition published in 1938. 40 loose plates laid into portfolio covers; title page, two pages of text and 37 pen and ink illustrations. Blaine's decadent and erotic illustrations with a Creation theme.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. Octavo, boards. First edition. Collection of seventeen short stories, mostly crime, but including several horror stories. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 211.
[New York]: Arbor House, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Signed, with inscription on the title page. A Matt Scudder novel. Edgar award nominee. Made into a feature film.
New York: Arbor House, 1984. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Collection of short stories.
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1947. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 3112 copies printed. The author's first book. Collects twenty-seven stories, most first appearing in magazines, sixteen from WEIRD TALES. Six stories are published here for the first time; "The Maiden," "The Emissary," "Jack-in-the-Box," "Uncle Einer," "The Night Sets," and "Next in Line." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-34. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction #254. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-42.
London: Arthur Barker Ltd, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. The animal kingdom declares war on man.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1960. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. William "Deac" Deacon, journalist looks into the supposed death of musician Brillhart. Laid into this copy is a typed autographed letter dated July 8, 1960 from Brean to Alfred Hitchcock. Brean references meeting Hitchcock when he was working on a story and Hitchcock had shown some interest in the fact that Breen wrote mysteries. Brean either sent or planned to sent Hitchcock the book. Hubin, p. 99.
London: Printed by J. Watson in Black-Fryers, and sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1727. Octavo, pp. [1-2]  2-167 [168: blank], engraved frontispiece, engraved tailpiece on page 121, later three-quarter green pebbled morocco and marbled boards, titled on spine in gold. First edition. Satire in the manner of Swift's GULLIVER'S TRAVELS in which the narrator finds himself shipwrecked in a land populated by a society of fowls. "A VOYAGE TO CACKLOGALLINIA, written by Captain Samuel Brunt and printed at London London in 1727, is one of the most imaginative, thoughtful, and subtly satirical works in the imaginary voyages genre. The author is a slave-trader who at the start of his narrative is captured on Jamaica by runaway slaves under their leader, a certain Captain Thomas. His shipmates having been decapitated, Brunt is taken to the slaves' village in the mountains and treated with kindness and hospitality. When the village is raided by the English and most of its population murdered, Brunt escapes with a friendly slave in a commandeered fishing vessel with the intention of reaching Cuba or Hispaniola. En route the vessel is captured by pirates, but, after further adventures, the pirate sloop breaks up in a storm and Brunt finds himself shipwrecked on an unknown island, Cacklogallinia, populated by a community of talking chickens. Its capital is Ludbitallya, and the island is ruled by the Emperor Hippomina Connuferento. Although at first regarded as a curiosity, Brunt (or Probusomo as he comes to be called) is befriended by the chief minister and rises to the rank of 'castleairiano, or, 'examiner of projects to raise taxes.' Brunt's description of the community is a fairly conventional satire on English life and Walpole's government, but the author enhances this with a parody of the South Sea Bubble, the speculative trading venture that burst in 1721, by involving Brunt in a project to finance a Cacklogallinian expedition to the Moon. Borrowing from Godwin's THE MAN IN THE MOONE, the hero is projected skyward in a palanquin borne by several of the flying chickens. However, rather than finding a trading paradise on the Moon, the Cacklogallinians discover a peaceful world populated by the souls of humans with a disregard for wealth and power, causing Brunt and his chicken entourage to reflect on the folly of their own societies. Anxious to return to his home country, and with the aid of a compass, Brunt descends from the Moon directly into the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, makes his way to Kingston, and there acquires a free passage to England." - Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration: Invented and Apocryphal Narratives of Travel B60. "Nearly a hundred years elapsed between Godwin's THE MAN IN THE MOONE and the only other full-length English moon voyage to use the device of 'harnessing of birds' ... On the one hand this is a 'Robinsonade,' on the other an obvious imitation of the fourth book of GULLIVER'S TRAVELS which had been published a year before Brunt's lesser work appeared ... The originality of A VOYAGE TO CACKLOGALLINIA does not arise from its science ... It comes from the fact that this is the first moon voyage, the inspiration for which is to be found primarily in economics ... This is a satire upon that great orgy of speculation, the South Sea Bubble ... From this background, so poignantly in the minds of his contemporaries, Captain Samuel Brunt drew the materials for his satire." - Nicolson, Voyages to the Moon, pp. 98-108. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-8 and (1981) 1-28. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 286. Gove, The Imaginary Voyage in Prose Fiction, pp. 259-61. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 30. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 42. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V153. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 159. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 20-1. Bleiler (1978), p. 33. Reginald 02080.
Penyffordd, Chester: Ash-Tree Press, 1995. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Limited to 500 copies. Twenty-six stories collected, all but three appearing in book form for the first time. Introduction by Jack Adrian.
[London]: Cecil Palmer, . Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-vii [viii] 1-276 [277-278: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. The first of Burrage's two collections of weird fiction (the other was SOMEONE IN THE ROOM  published under the pseudonym "Ex-Private X"). "Burrage's underrated short stories are deft and subtle, and include a number of poignant posthumous fantasies." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-43. "The best stories in SOME GHOST STORIES and SOMEONE IN THE ROOM are intelligent, well crafted, and imaginative..." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 64. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 47. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 314. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 43-4. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-53. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02267.
Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-4] 5 [6-8] 9-312 [313: ads] [314-318: blank] [last two leaves are blanks], six inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original blue cloth, front and spine panel stamped in orange, top edge stained red, other edges rough trimmed. First edition. "... the third and by far the finest book in the series [of Venus novels]." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 298-302. Heins CV-1. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions.