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New York: Fawcett Columbine, . Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions.
West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, . Octavo, illustrations by Alicia Austin, cloth. First edition. 1079 copies printed. The third collection of Howard's verse, collecting all known previously published poetry not included in ALWAYS COMES EVENING (1957) and SINGERS IN THE SHADOWS (1970). Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 6-28.
West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant, 1979. Octavo, illustrations by Rob MacIntyre and Chris Pappas, cloth. First edition. Collects the three Cormac tales, "Hawks of Outremer," "The Blood of Belshazzar," and "The Slave-Princess," the last completed by Richard L. Tierney and first published here, the two others first published in ORIENTAL STORIES in 1931.
[London]: Wandering Star:, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 1050 numbered copies with frontispiece signed by artist Gary Gianni. Collects all known stories and poems featuring Solomon Kane. The first volume of Wandering Star's "Robert E. Howard Library of Classics."
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, . Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. A Sir John Appleby mystery novel. Published in the UK as OPERATION PAX (1951). A suspense thriller concerning the theft of a secret formula which ultimately is discovered hidden in a book in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Hubin (1994), p. 430.
Toronto, London, New York: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., n.d., . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-324, original red cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Inscription from the author on the front free end paper, signed "the author." Satire on life through characters that live in "Smokeover," a modern fictitious city. The citizens of this city value regimentation and discipline. Five characters stories make up the book who ultimately come together and form a league for the redemption of the world (see THE STANDARD, Volume 9, No. 5, January 1923). The fiction of L. P. Jacks, UK philosopher and academic, "is idiosyncratic and often used to convey his philosophical ideas, frequently related to metaphysics" (Clute and Grant). Tuck, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Through 1968, p. 238. Bleiler (1948), p. 160.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. A novel of the early days of WW II in Hawaii around the time of the Pearl Harbor attack.
Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Once thought to be an advance issue or uncorrected proof, this paperwraps issue is possibly prepared for use at U.S. Military base libraries or perhaps a simple low cost remainder issue. The book is made up of first edition sheets complete with the illustrated Schomburg end papers enclosed in stiff paper wrappers which has the dust jacket pasted to them. The jacket is a later state jacket with 29 titles listed on the rear panel instead of 20 that are listed on the first. This is an uncommon issue.
New York: St. Martin's Press, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed inscription by Kijewski and dated in the year of publication. The first Kat Colorado mystery.
New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, . Octavo, boards. First trade hardcover edition. First published in hardcover by the Science Fiction Book Club in 1976. Collects twenty-two stories from 1949-1973. Knight was awarded a SFWA Grand Master award (1995).
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1945. Octavo, jacket illustration by Ronald Clyne, cloth. First edition. 2026 copies printed. Collection of twelve of the author's stories including "Carmilla," the classic vampire tale which predates Dracula. Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Literature #999. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-50. See Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-139.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1932. Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1-2] 3-289 [290: printing statement] [291-292: blank], original dark blue cloth, front and spine stamped in orange, rear borzoi design stamped in orange. First edition. Mystery novel which features an impossible locked room murder. "The locked room situation and many strand of the plot are finally resolved by a few well-placed Keeleresque coincidences. But Markham has still done an ingenious job of deceptive clue-planting that is worthy of Christie, Carr, or Queen; and his unexpected and grimly ironic finale is worthy of Francis Iles or Richard Hull." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 550-551. An interesting note is Markham is known for teaching what some consider the first university class on mystery fiction: "The Development and Technique of the Mystery Story" in 1929. Hubin, p. 550. Adey, Locked Room Murders and Other Impossible Crimes (1991), No. 1268.
New York: Ace Books, Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition and first paperback edition. Ace double D-77. Paperback original of the Marlowe novel, his first mystery, a carnival setting. The Sanders is a reprint. Jaffery, S., Double Trouble: A Bibliographic Chronicle of Ace Mystery Doubles, pp. 29-30.
[Los Angeles: Dream Press, 1989]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 400 numbered copies signed by Matheson, this copy not numbered and stamped presentation copy. Retrospective collection of eighty-six stories in chronological order of the author's short fiction. Includes the contents from BORN OF MAN AND WOMAN, THE SHORES OF SPACE, SCHOCK I-IV and SCHOCK WAVES plus previously uncollected stories. Appreciation's by Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, William F. Nolan, Jack Finney, George Clayton Johnson, Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, Dennis Etchison, and Richard Christian Matheson. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 6-260.
New York: Arbor House, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. An 87th Precinct novel. Source for a made for television movie.
[London: Ghost Story Press, 1994]. Large octavo, pictorial cloth. Reprint. One of 200 numbered copies. Facsimile editon of the original publication (1904). Afterword by Richard Dalby.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, n.d., [c1930s]. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-vii 1-300 [301-304: blank], original red cloth, front and spine stamped in yellow. Later printing. First published as a five part serial in the pulp magazine ALL STORY WEEKLY in 1919.
New York: St. Martin's Press, . Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. The second book in the Halfhyde series. Set in the 1890s.
New York: Horace Liveright, Inc., . Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-6] 7-343 [344-348] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], original decorated yellow cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained red, fore and bottom edges rough-trimmed. First edition. "Lost race fantasy adventure novel, possibly Merritt's most imaginative and colourful." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 155. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-41 and (1995) 2-85. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-243. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1158. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 555. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 504-07. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10063.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. A Lew Archer novel. Signed presentation copy to noted Canadian author and educator Marshall McCluhan and his wife Corinne. "For Marshall and Corinne, admiringly and missingly, Ken." Dated January, 1965, Santa Barbara. Marshall McLuhan spent time guest teaching in Santa Barbara where he and Millar met and became lifelong friends. "...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. Hubin, p. 527.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1946. Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Millar on the front free end paper. The author's second mystery a wartime espionage novel written while he was serving in the U. S. Navy in the Pacific. Hubin, p. 573.
[London]. Piatkus, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Review slip laid in. The author's second novel. In this book "... the 'evil' is disseminated via an authoritarian cult, and its malignancy is unequivocal. Set in University, Stitch explores both the romantic and visceral aspects of sexual discovery" - Pringle (ed), St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, pp. 418-419.
[New York]: Gnome Press, Publishers, . Octavo, pictorial boards. First edition. The author's first SF book. Young adult story involving in interplanetary circus.
New York, Chicago, San Francisco: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects fifteen stories by H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, and others.