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Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, . Octavo, boards. New edition. Photo-offset from the Doubleday first edition. New afterward by Irwin Faust. "The hardest of the hard-boiled writers for Black Mask in the 1930s was unquestionably Paul Cain..." "It is unrelentingly grim and stark and brutal, to such an extent that it become uncomfortable to read..." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 109-110. Basis for the 1933 Cary Grant film "Gambling Ship." Hubin, p. 125.
[Stockton, MN]: Alpenhouse Apparitions, 2005. Octavo, eleven engravings by Ladislav Hanka, black cloth with three quarter marble board front, fore and bottom edge uncut. First edition. One of 250 numbered copies signed by Campbell and artist Ladislav Hanka. A short ghost story specifically written for this publisher. David, a young boy, tries to navigate family tensions during a visit to his grandparents for the Christmas holidays. David’s mother has recently been abandoned by her husband, and David’s grandmother, who is struggling with dementia, obsesses over a plastic Santa Claus decoration coming loose from the roof of her house. The narrative slowly builds to a terrifying, ambiguous climax. THE DECORATIONS was later selected as the lead story by editor Stephen Jones for The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror (2006).
Toronto: Fictioneers, Inc., 1949. Octavo, single issue, cover by Lawrence, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine, Canadian issue, issued simultaneously with the U. S. edition with identical story content, editorial control in New York. Includes "The Silence" by Ray Bradbury. Other fiction by Henry Kuttner, James Blish, Manly Wade Wellman and others. Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 631-635.
New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Carr on the title page. Carr's first Holmes novel, commissioned by the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Huntington Woods, MI: Phantasia Press, 1986. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 300 numbered copies signed by Cherryh. Collects seven stories including the Hugo winner "Cassandra." Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 4-133.
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1962. Octavo, boards. First edition. Catastrophe novel in which a new ice age descends on England. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-93.
New York: Pyramid Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. Second printing. Pyramid F-743. Collects four stories by Henry Kuttner, Theordore Stugeon, Poul Anderson and Eric Frank Russell.
[Sauk City]: Arkham House Publishers, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. White label signed by Copper affixed to front free end paper. 4050 copies printed. Mystery-melodrama set in Victorian England rich in period atmosphere. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-87. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-78.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. This was produced as a feature film in 1995.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1982. Octavo, boards. First British and first hardcover edition. 1982 World Fantasy award winner. "A now recognized landmark of modern fantasy, Crowley's novel encompasses many worlds in its ambitious scope and triumphs on all counts ..." "A literate, touching and unassuming masterpiece." - Barron (ed.), Fantasy Literature, 4A-79. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 7-85. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels #76.
London: Wright & Brown, Ltd., nd, . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-252 [253-256: ads], orange boards, spine stamped in black. First edition. The "Remover" and his man-servant George Jackson fight crime. Daniel was the author of over 100 popular fiction books in his career.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Review slip laid in. Volume 3 of the Don Sebastian de Villanueva vampire series. Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 4-92.
New York: Random House, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. According to Douglas Dannay, this novel was written by Avram Davidson from a 71-page outline by Frederic Dannay, with Davidson's completed manuscript then revised by Dannay and Lee. Hubin, p. 660.
[Ottowa]. Fourth Avenue Press, 1989. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. One of 300 numbered copies signed by De Lint, the trade edition. A story set in the "Borderland series," a dystopian urban fantasy.
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House: Publishers, 1959. Octavo, decorated boards. First edition. 815 copies printed of which this is one of 80 hardbound copies.
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1945. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The second collection of Derleth's fiction published by Arkham House, twenty-one stories first published in the pulps, eleven of which appeared in WEIRD TALES. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-62. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 519. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-98.
New York: The Red Star News, Co., 1930. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. "Detective Fiction Weekly maintained a strong personality in a crowded field, through a rigid weekly publication schedule, for two decades. It is greatly underrated today" - Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazine, pp. 135-137.
New York: The Red Star News, Co., 1929. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes "The Crime Student," a Craig Kennedy story by Arthur B. Reeve. "Detective Fiction Weekly maintained a strong personality in a crowded field, through a rigid weekly publication schedule, for two decades. It is greatly underrated today" - Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazine, pp. 135-137.
Novato, CA, Lancaster, PA: Underwood-Miller, 1992. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 250 numbered copies signed by introducer Tim Powers. Chronologically Volume 4 in the series of six books.
New York: Pocket Books, Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Pocketbook # 35014. Paperback original. A Parker novel. Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 1039-1041.
New York, Evanston, San Francisco, London: Harper & Row, Publishers, . Octavo, First edition. A short story collection.
New York: Trident Press, . Octavo, jacket by Diane and Leon Dillon, cloth backed boards. First edition. Signed inscription by Ellison to fellow author Tom Disch: "For Tim Disch-- / with awe. / Harlan Ellison / 22 Jan 76 / NYC." A fine association. Twenty-two stories, some non-genre. "There is racial madness, abortion and death, desperate loneliness here as the author presents All the Sounds of Fear.Ellison writes with an earnest vitality. Not a flabby sentence in the lot, as he pursues lost gods and ever present demons. Good." - Kirkus review, 5/1/68.