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Chicago: Better Publications, Inc., 1949. Octavo, single issue, cover by Bergey, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes "The Sub-Standard Sardines" a Mignus Ridolph story by Jack Vance. Also includes L. Ron Hubbard writing as "Rene Lafayette, John D. MacDonald, Murray Leinster, Henry Kuttner and others.
New York, Hagerstown, San Francisco, London: Harper and Row Publishers, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Sherlock Holmes and Theodore Roosevelt investigate in New York City.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1988. Octavo, boards. First British and first hardcover edition. The author's first book. "Likable hoodlum Jonny Qabbala has run-ins with various gangsters and corrupt powers in a decaying Lost Angeles of the 21st century. The cyberpunkish background is brilliantly evoked..." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 236.
New York: Phoenix Press, 1943. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. Mystery set in the South in which a Yankee newspaper reporter investigates the deaths of two women, brutally murdered, one white, one black.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. The novel won the 1966 Nebula award; the earlier short story won the 1960 Hugo award. Filmed twice, the first as "Charly" in 1968 starring Cliff Robertson who won an Oscar for the title role, and again in 2000 as "Flowers for Algernon" in a made for TV film. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-597. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 802-06.
New York and Scarborough, Ontario: NAL Books / New American Library, . Octavo, printed wrappers. First combined edition. Plume Fiction Z5774. Trade paperback issue, simultaneous with the hardcover issue. Collects RAGE, THE LONG WALK, ROADWORK and THE RUNNING MAN with new introduction, "Why I Was Bachman," by King.
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1986. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects twenty-three stories. "...Lee's stories brim with darkly artful twists and conundrums persuasively fleshed out with patient, limpid detail. Sometimes, though, the detail grows overdense and unwieldy, swamping the least robust plots. The themes here demonstrate Lee's impressive eclecticism both in time and space, from straight science fiction (the last woman on Earth receives an android alien visitor; an immortal guardian who psychically roams the galaxy; disembodied mentalities stored in a computer until a body becomes available) to fantastical creatures (gorgons, silkies, vampires, tigers, mermen, werewolves). Elsewhere: a splendid Jack Vance pastiche (Lee is one of the very few writers who could carry it off) that turns into rather good Jack Vance; ""Cinderella"" recast as a bloody tale of black-magical vengeance; an eerie city populated by automata; a haunted seaside hotel room; a Carthagenian black sorceress; plus: murderous queens, human sacrifices, astral/time travel, ghosts, avatars, demons, and more. A substantial collection, then, in bulk as well as content, thoughtful, controlled, often rewarding, and consistently above average." - Kirkus Review, 18 August, 1986.
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1969. Octavo, boards. First edition. A sword and sorcery novel with Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser. Barron (ed.): Fantasy Literature 4A-165.
[Glendale, California: Roy A. Squires], 1976. Octavo, sewn wrappers, printed paper label affixed to front cover. First separate edition. Limited to 225 numbered copies. This is one of the subscriber's copies signed by Long. Collected earlier in A Man From Genoa and Other Poems (1926).
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1906. Octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-91 [92: blank] [93-100: ads], four inserted plates with illustrations by J. C. Leyendecker, other illustrations in the text, original decorated brown cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, illustration by Leyendecker affixed to front panel. First edition. Reincarnation of Queen Nefruari in New York City. Lorimer, journalist, editor, publisher; editor-in-chief of the SATURDAY EVENING POST, 1899-1937, "satirizes both yellow journalism and a combination of Madame Blavatsky and Egyptology." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 519. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, p. 85n. Bleiler (1978), p. 126. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (194), p. 513. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 L-507.
New York: Standard Magazines, Inc., 1942. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Feature story is a Louis L'Amour Ponga Jim Mayo story "South of Suez."
[Sauk City, Wisconsin]: Arkham House, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. 1522 copies printed. This copy signed on the title page by the artist Lee Brown Coye. Collects three of Lovecraft's best stories; “The Colour Out of Space,” “The Dunwich Horror,” and “The Thing On the Doorstep,” with fifteen plates of full-page black and white illustrations by Lee Brown Coye. Joshi I-A-44.
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1939. Large octavo, pp. [ivi] vii [viii-x] xii-xiv [1-2] 3-553 [554: blank] [555: colophon] [556-558: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. 1268 copies printed. The first collection of Lovecraft's writings and the first Arkham House book. "...his works remain one of the most remarkable literary products of their day and an enormously influential contribution to the genre, their influence extending not only to Lovecraft's many correspondents but to such significant modern writers as Ramsey Campbell and Brian Lumley." - Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 3-132. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-680. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-132. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1040. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 43. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-162. See Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-61. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 97-101 and III, pp. 1284-88. Joshi I-A-15.
San Francisco and Portland: Nighshade Books, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Advance uncorrected proof.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962. Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects three 87th Precinct novelettes; The Empty Hours, "J" and Storm.
[New York]: Avon, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Avon 77180. Paperback original. "Epic tale of a vampire takeover of Los Angeles that self-conciously recycles clichés from Gothic horror fiction and films into a fast-paced, panoramic narrative." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 5-79.
Reading, PA: Fantasy Press, 1954. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction. A novel of the future.
New York: Avon Book Company, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Murder Mystery Monthly 41. Alien life is encountered in a hidden land that lives in hollow metal forms which is a hive-like group force that forms and re-forms as different size objects. This story has multiple pulp appearances, each one being revised. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-68; (1987) 2-76; and (1995) 2-86. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1164. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1482. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 556.
[New York]: An Onyx Book, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Onyx JE 194. Paperback original. Features his serial killer character Daniel Bunkowski, aka Chaingang. "Miller is horror, raw and simple: no punches are pulled in his work. While reading the word 'raw' springs to mind almost constantly." - Pringle (ed), St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, pp. 407-409.
West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, 1977. Octavo, illustrations by Alicia Austin, cloth. First hardcover edition. Collects five Jirel of Joiry stories from Weird Tales magazine. First published as a paperback original in 1969 as JIREL OF JOIRY. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-252. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 792. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 805-07.
[New York]: A Macfadden-Bartell Book, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. Macfadden Books 60-325. Selection of stories from MODERN MASTERPIECES OF SCIENCE FICTION.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Signed by Mosley. Author's first novel which introduces Easy Rawlins.
Albuquerque, NM: Silver Scarab Press, May 1977. Large octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Well-regarded amateur journal devoted to the study of weird fiction, especially the work of H. P. Lovecraft and members of the Lovecraft circle. This issue includes with articles on H. P. Lovecraft, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumley and other material.
London: Ivor Nicholson and Watson Limited, 1935. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix-xi [xii] [1-2] 3-689 [690-692: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original decorated black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white. First edition, first printing. An omnibus volume collecting nineteen stories, several appearing here for the first time in book form, by a master of the English ghost story. Onions is best known for his supernatural fiction and "is regarded by many as one of the twentieth century masters of the genre ... [his ghost stories] are notable for their depth of psychological insight, elegant writing and sophisticated plots ... 'The Beckoning Fair One' (1911) is regarded by many as one of the greatest English tales of the supernatural but has overshadowed Onions' other work in the genre which some consider of equal, if not greater, importance. In fact, the majority of the author's supernatural fiction is of an extremely high standard and is notable for its originality, subtlety and careful characterizations which lift it well above the average ... Although Onions' ghost fiction is traditional in form, he concentrates more fully than his contemporaries upon his characters' inner feelings and physical reaction when faced with the seemingly inexplicable. A common theme is the gradual breakdown of an individual's personality following the realization that the supernatural is not confined to the haunted castles of the past but flourishes in the contemporary everyday world. Interestingly, Onions was a great pragmatist and did not believe in ghosts or occult agencies of any sort. It is therefore testament to his writing skills that he so convincingly conveys supernatural atmosphere and events." - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 398. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 141. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-155. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1264. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 709. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 309-10. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 294-99. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-187. Bleiler (1978), p. 151. Reginald 11002.