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New York: Bantam Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. Bantam #735. Published in hardcover as Murder Can Be Fun. Hardboiled mystery novel.
London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd, 1964. Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover edition). Collects nine stories. Issued earlier in the U.S. as BUDRYS' INFERNO (1963). Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-76.
Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-6] 7 [8-10] 11-347 [348-350: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], five inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original blue pebbled cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained orange, fore-edge untrimmed, endpaper map. First edition. Fourth book of the Venus series. Heins EV-1.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, n.d., [c. 1929-30]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-350 [351-362], inserted plate illustrated by J. Allen St. John, original red cloth front front and spine stamped in black. Later edition. Fifth of the Tarzan series. Heins JO-6. Luke, Bibliography of the Grosset & Dunlap Reprints TJO-3a. Jacket variant 1b.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. A dark mystery. The violent protaganist kills a man and eventually lands in jail for another crime. A woman whom, he can't stay away from, tries to keep him out of trouble. A witness to the murder comes forward and the woman murders him. "A tight narrative of recklessness, ruthlessness, which in its way is holding." - Kirkus Review, 28 February, 1946. Basis for the film noir of the same title with Burt Lancaster and Joan Fontaine. Hubin, p. 123. Johnson, The Dark Page (1), p. 42. Selby, Dark City: The Film Noir, 220. Silver and Ward (eds.), Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style (3rd edition), pp. 159-160.
New York: Horizon Press, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. The author's first novel, set during the Vietnam War.
New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland, Doubleday, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Story collection. The author's first book.
New York: Better Publications, Inc., 1940. Octavo, single issue, cover by Bergey, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. "The Triumph of Captain Future" by Edmond Hamilton. The only hero pulp magazine solely within the science fiction genre. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 155-157.
Kokomo, IN: Recreational Reading, Inc., 1950. Octavo, single issue, cover by De Soto, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. The second of three issues. From midnight to dawn Captain Zero becomes invisible. This magazine "...was the final new, single-character publication to feature a mystery figure battling for justice..." - Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazine, pp. 83-87. "The Golden Murder Syndicate" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts.
London: Macdonald, 1991. Octavo, illustration by David McKean, boards. First edition. Signed by the Carroll on the title page.
N.p. Black Publishing Company/Bond-Charteris Enterprises, n.d., [1944?]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. Digest size magazine format. A Saint adventure, first published in hardcover as GETAWAY.
New York: Daw Books, Inc., . Small octavo, cover by Barclay Shaw, pictorial wrappers. First edition. DAW 488. Paperback original. Part of the author's Alliance-Union Universe future history series. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-105.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, . Octavo, boards. First U. S. edition. The last Johnny Vallon private eye novel. "...one of the most popular storytellers of his time, and his time and his success inspired a long line of British hard-boiled writers such as James Hadley Chase, Hartley Howard, Peter Chambers, Hank Janson and Carter Brown." - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), p. 185. Hubin, pp. 160-161.
London: Elliot Stock, 1900. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-213 [214-216: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original dark olive green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, black coated endpapers, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Cole's first novel, THE STRUGGLE FOR EMPIRE, "took the future war novel to its logical conclusion. In a utopian future the Anglo-Saxon Federation has expanded into other solar systems when interstellar warfare breaks out between Earth and a superior race from the Sirius system. The description of space battles, and of an Earth surrounded by a barrage of space torpedoes and mines while scientists struggle to perfect the ultimate weapon, makes it the equal of many of the space-opera stories of the 1930s." - Clute and Nicholls, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 242. "The first real space opera, filled with space battles, invasions, and escalating weapons; a nineteenth-century E. E. Smith story in many respects ... A remarkable work for its time. While the theme of the story is obviously that of a naval imaginary war of the terrestrial sort, the author goes far beyond this in his concept of space empires, weapons, space tactics, and much else. The story vehicle is trivial, but the strengths elsewhere more than make up for this weakness. In some of the descriptions there is a touch like M. P. Shiel's. THE STRUGGLE FOR EMPIRE is one of the great missed opportunities in the history of science-fiction. If it had been as well circulated as H. G. Wells's THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (to which it is superior in concept, if weaker in execution) science-fiction might have developed a generation earlier." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 446. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 174. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 26. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749, p. 231. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 55. Locke, Voyages in Space 51. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 221. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 121. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 133. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 79. Bleiler (1978), p. 46. Reginald 03168.
New York: The Viking Press, 1941. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-327 [328: blank], original brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in silver. First edition. Collects twenty-four stories. "A very fine collection." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 398. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 232. See Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-83.
Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1930. Octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-345 [346-348: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original light orange cloth, front panel stamped in brown and blind, spine panel stamped in brown. First edition. "Interplanetary adventure, incorporating a character study of a complex Napoleonic leader of the future." Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 526.
New York: H. Ingalls Kimball, 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-2] 3-310 [311-312: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], two inserted illustrations, one inserted map, title page printed in orange and black, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. A "completion" of Edgar Allan Poe's NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM (1838). Pym and his companion Dirk Peters are swept into a strange uncharted region in the Antarctic Sea where they find an island utopia inhabited by descendants of fourth-century Romans. The story "combines the further adventures of ... Pym with a love story in the manner of Rider Haggard." - Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-54. "After Pym and Peters penetrate the veil, they find the city of Hili-li, inhabited by citizens of the Roman empire who fled the barbarian invasions of the fourth century. One ship reached the Antarctic. They represent the height of Greco-Roman culture; though mentally advanced, they have made no practical application of their knowledge. Pym falls in love with Lilama; so great is their devotion that 'the episode of Romeo and Juliet sinks into insignificance' when compared to it. After parental objection, kidnapping by a rival suitor, Ahpilus, and an attack by barbarians, they marry. Within months occurs 'the strange thermal phenomenon' which occasionally devastates the city: the winds shift so that a combination of a hurricane and a blizzard strikes Hili-li. The city is unprepared. Pym goes in search of food and fuel, while Lilama is among those who freeze to death. After her death the Hili-lites permit Pym, highly depressed, and Peters, a troublemaker in Utopia, to depart in a small boat; they are picked up by a ship which takes them to Montevideo, where they separate and never see one another again." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 232. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 545. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 64. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 118. Bleiler (1978), p. 55. Reginald 03747. Overlooked by Wright.
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 1997. Octavo, cloth. New edition. Limited to 500 copies. Collection of supernatural tales. Reprint of the 1947 Edward Arnold edition with new "introduction" by Reg Meuross. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 62. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 470. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 113. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-85. Bleiler (1978), p. 56. Reginald 03812.
Penyffordd, Chester: Calabash Press, 1995. Cloth. First edition. Originally published in 1992 in a limited edition of 500 copies. Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula. Forward by Peter Cushing.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1920. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-3] 4-296. with four inserted illustrations by Ralph P. Coleman, original yellow cloth with front and spine stamped in black. First edition. Secret Service agent Julian Napier is trying to solve the mystery of the smuggling of stolen diamonds, concealed in an opium can, which involves Mexican and Chinese criminals, a retired U.S. Army officer and an international spy.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1963. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Collects fourteen stories. Includes "New Arcadia" which depicts "various utopias failing as a result of 'human nature.'" - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 260. Also includes "Internal Combustion," an artificial intelligence story.