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New York: Popular Library, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Popular Library SP352. Collection of eleven stories, mostly from pulp magazines. Ray Bradbury, Theodore Sturgeon, John D. MacDonald, C.M. Kornbluth and others.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. Octavo, printed wrappers. First edition. Advance reader's copy with publisher slip laid in.
New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1955. Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's first novel, police mystery set in New York.
Penyffordd, Chester: Ash-Tree Press, 1996. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Limited to 500 copies. The author's second collection of supernatural tales (and first in hardcover), preceded by UNDER THE CRUST (1993). Includes a vampire tale, "The Break." Introduction by Ramsey Campbell. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 6-221.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1971. Octavo, boards. First edition. A Retief, galactic diplomat novel.
[Warszawa]: Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. "...this novel combines profound philosophical speculation with the structure of traditional action-adventure SF, embodied in a clear, vivid writing style..." "A major work by any measure." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-115. Filmed twice, the first time a Russian release in 1972 directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (U. S. release in 1973) and filmed again in 2002 in the U. S. by Steven Soderbergh. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2107-12.
Arlington, VA: Carrollton Clark, 1975. Large octavo cloth. First edition. Of 3000 copies printed this is one of 1000 numbered copies comprising the "collector's" issue. Prints the eight month correspondence of Lovecraft, then 46, with the 15 year old Conover. With the author's continuity and commentary. Joshi-A-62. Tymm (ed.) Horror Literature 7-40.
NY: Ben Abramson Publisher, 1945. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-106 [107-111] [112: blank], original black cloth, spine stamped in silver. First separate edition, first printing. A critical survey of horror fiction (emphasis on British and American literature) by the most important twentieth-century American supernatural fiction writer. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 7-7. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 8-49. Joshi I-A-21-a.1.
Buffalo, NY: Published by Weirdbook Press, . Large octavo, illustrations by Jim Pitts, pictorial wrappers. First edition. 1200 copies printed of which this one of approximately 950 paperbound copies. Collects ten stories.
[Horam, East Sussex]: The Tartarus Press, 1995. Octavo, boards. First edition. One of 250 numbered copies. Collection of nonfiction articles and essays.
London: Todd Publishing Group, Ltd., 1954. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. Digest sized magazine. Well regarded mystery magazine which featured largely reprints featuring top-notch writers. The first few U.S. issues were U. K. issues with over printed U. S. prices, but that changed from April 1953 onwards (with printed printed price of .35). At that point the U.S. volume numbers did not match the date/volume numbers of the U.K. editions. This issue includes Margery Allingham, Peter Cheyney, G.D.H. & M. Cole, Sydney Horler and others. See Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 310-311.
[Abingdon, MD]: Cemetery Dance Publications, 1998. Large octavo, imitation leather. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Matheson and editor Stanley Wiater. Collects fourteen scripts.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1969. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed by McBain. An 87th Precinct novel.
New York: Ballantine Books, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Includes a two page map of Pern and a 17 page "Dragondex", a guide to peoples and terms. The third book in the "Pern" series. See: Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 7-256. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-734. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 605-07.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Company, Inc., 1954. Octavo, boards. First edition. Science fiction novel about the end of the world and selectively choosing those who would leave on a space ship to establish a new colony on Mars. Runner-up for the 1954 International Fantasy Award. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-278.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. Octavo, boards. First edition. The fourth Lew Archer novel. "...is rare for the early Fifties in that it deals with volatile racial issues in a sensitive and compassionate manner. Archer harbors some of the stereotypical attitudes of the times, but they are tempered by his concern for his fellow man-whatever color that man may be. This is the best of the early Lew Archer novels." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 524-525. Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 676-678.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. A Lew Archer novel. "...exposes the heartbreak of those who come to California expecting the answers to their dreams..." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 528. Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 676-678.
New York: Random House, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Mystery-suspense novel. "The modern crime novel, at its highest peak, seeks to attain the values of the mainstream novel in its exploration of character and society, while retaining the elements of suspense, puzzlement and surprise which characterize the whodunit. It is a tricky proposition. When it comes off well, the results can be remarkable. Margaret Millar was one of the pioneers in this movement, with “Wall of Eyes” (1943), which she followed with many other books of unusual distinction, including the by now-classic “Beast in View” (1953). But even by Mrs. Millar's unusually high standards, her latest, THE FIEND, is something extraordinary. It may well be the finest example to date of the fusion of the novel of character and the puzzle of suspense." - Anthony Boucher, review in the New York Times, 21 June, 1964.
London, Toronto, Sydney, New York: Granada, . Octavo, boards. First combined and first hardcover edition. Adventures of Dorian Hawkmoon, this collects the last three books of the series. Collects Count Brass (1973), The Champion of Garathorm (1973) and The Quest for Tanelorn (1975). Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-185.
[London]. Piatkus, . Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's first novel. "...a long horror novel set in a Northern English coastal town. Four teenage boys hold a seance and in a 'creature' which wreaks gradual havoc. The influence of Peter Straub show in the carefully detailed background and its slow infiltration by supernatural elements." - Pringle (ed), St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, pp. 418-419.
London: Hutchinson & Co., 1897. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix-xvi 1-376, illustrations by W. D. Almond and others, original pictorial gray cloth stamped in orange and black, decorated endpapers. First edition. Anthology of fiction and poetry, mostly light or humorous, but including some adventure and crime fiction. Includes work by J. E. Muddock, George Manville Fenn and Arthur Morrison, as well as "Only a Hunchback!" by G. A. Henty. The third and last issue of a literary annual series, issued 29 years after the preceding volume! Not in Faxon or Wolff.
New York: Glen-Kel Publishing Co., Inc., 1944. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine.
New York: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. A Spenser novel.
New York: Love Romances, 1943. Octavo, single issue, cover by Gross. pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Incudes fiction by Henry Kuttner, Nelson Bond, James MacCreigh (pseudonym for Fred Pohl and others) and others. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 476-481.