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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1980. Octavo, boards. First edition. "An immortal West African man meets a shape-changing 300-year-old woman; they emigrate to America, where they will breed a super-race. It sets the scene for the earlier 'Patternist' novels." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 421. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-200.
New York: Tor, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Second book in the Ender saga, sequel to ENDER'S GAME. Winner of the 1986 Nebula award and 1987 Hugo award for best novel. See Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-217.
New York: Harper & Brothers, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Story collection, all of which first appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. "...the cream of his detective short stories."- Pronzini and Muller,1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, p. 117.
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 1998. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Limited to 500 copies. Collects nine macabre stories first collected in THE KING IN YELLOW (1895), THE MAKER OF MOONS (1896) and THE MYSTERY OF CHOICE (1897), with introduction by compiler Hugh Lamb.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1977. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. The first Mongo mystery novel.
London: Temple Press Limited, . Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-viii 1-164 [165-166: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], illustrations, original blue cloth stamped in black. First edition. Signed by Clarke on the front free end paper. Clarke's first book. "The best modern semi-technical work on astronautics" (Humphries). Ciancone 45. Humphries, Rockets and Guided Missiles 21. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 490.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., . Octavo, boards. First British edition. Alternative to the quite scarce Ballantine hardcover edition, the English edition is also somewhat uncommon. Collects twelve stories including "Rescue Party" the author's first published story.
Norfolk, VA: Crippen & Landru Publishers, 2003. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 250 numbered copies signed by Cody. Collects seventeen stories, with one original to this volume. Includes a introduction by the author, a checklist of her work and also a laid in pamphlet "White Knights and Giggling Bimbos", an essay on the author's writing influences.
Indianapolis/NY: Bobbs-Merrill, 1977. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. Signed notecard laid in; "Strange book. Strange writer. Strange reader?"
San Bernadino: The Borgo Press, 1978. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. One of 50 signed copies done in hardcover produced by Barry Levin and the Borgo Press.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. The second Milt Kovak mystery.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, . Octavo, quarter cloth with boards. First edition. The first Kay Scarpetta mystery. Edgar Award winner for best first novel.
New York: The Century Co., 1920. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-347 [348-350: blank], inserted frontispiece and three illustrations by S. C. Coll, original red cloth, front and spine stamped in black. First edition. Collection of eleven crime stories. Though the illustrations are attributed to S. C. Coll, this is likely a printing error as they appear to be by Joseph Clement Coll. (note: the Coll signature on the plate at page 212 matches a signature I observed in a piece from THE MAGIC PEN OF JOSEPH CLEMENT COLL). Hubin, p. 195. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 28.
[London]: Piatkus, 1989. Octavo, boards. First British and first hardcover edition. The author's first novel and first Elvis Cole, private detective mystery.
London: Faber and Faber, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Anthology. Stories by John D. MacDonald, Agatha Christie, Carter Dickson, Rex Stout (Nero Wolfe) and others.
New York: Greenberg Publishers, 1952. Octavo, jacket art by Ric Binkley, boards. First edition. Collects fourteen stories, all never anthologized before, seven original to this anthology. Fiction by Anthony Boucher, Henry Kuttner, James Blish, John D. McDonald and others.
New York: Random House, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition, second state (first edition statement and number line ending with two on the copyright page). The author's fourth novel. Signed by Crumley on the title page. The second novel featuring his detective, Milo Milodragovitch. Milo investigates the dumping of toxic waste into the groundwater in Montana. Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 176-177.
New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Company, 1973. Octavo, boards. First edition. Adventures in time and space for children.
Reading: Fantasy Press, 1950. Octavo, green cloth, lettering stamped in gold on spine. First edition. Trade issue.
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1971. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 2992 copies printed. A collection of early de la Mare stories published under the byline "Walter Ramal" in THE SKETCH, THE CORNHILL MAGAZINE and other British periodicals between 1895 and 1901. Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-87. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-59.
London: Andrew Dakers Limited, . Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-195 [196-200] [note: last two leaves are blanks], original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. An occult thriller in which Hitler tries to hire Doctor Zodiac, a Hungarian astrologer and psychologist, and an independently wealthy nobleman, to be his personal astrologer. The first of the two books featuring Doctor Zodiac. An unusual book that explores Hitler's known interest in the occult. The author was an astrologer as well as a successful author. Born in Germany of Hungarian and Austrian parents, he fled in 1935 to England, where he was recruited by the British secret service for any light he could throw on the astrological considerations that might influence the timing of Hitler's military moves. Bleiler (1978), p. 211. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 233.
London: Jonathan Cape, . Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's fourth spy novel with his nameless hero. Produced as a film in 1967 with Michael Caine in the lead role. Jay Pederson: St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, pp. 288-291. Smith and White: Cloak and Dagger Fiction (3rd ed.) 1581.