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NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, . Octavo, illustrations by P.A. Hutchison (jacket and title page), cloth. First edition. "A provocative book, especially in its portrait of adults who fail to discern the maturity of young people." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-65.
[Arvada, CO: Centipede Press, 2015]. Octavo, cloth. First U. S. hardcover edition. This copy sent out for review, no limitation page. Sequel to THE RATS.
Springfield, MA: Trojan Publications, 1950. Octavo, single issue, cover by Joseph Szokoli, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Feature several stories with Dan Turner, by Robert Leslie Bellem. Also includes a story by Lester Del Rey writing as Philip St. John. Includes two comic sections, one with Dan Turner, the other with Queenie Starr. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 123-125.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, . Octavo, illustrated by Peter Kuper, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Profusely illustrated story which first appeared in The Howard Collector, Autumn 1971 as "The Beast From the Abyss."
New York and Toronto: Rinehart & Company, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Novel of witchcraft set in New England in the 1820s. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 876. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 105. Reginald 07608.
St. Louis, MO: Illustration Magazine, 2004. Large octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Slick magazine devoted to illustration art. This issue features articles on Rafael DeSoto (includes a DeSoto magazine checklist), Mitchell Hooks, War paperbacks and more.
[New York]: The Armchair Detective Library, . Octavo, cloth. First hardcover edition. One of 100 numbered copies signed by Jakes. New introduction by Jakes. First published as a paperback original in 1963 under the title Johnny Havoc And the Doll That Had "It". See Pronzini & Muller, 1001 Midnights, p. 406.
London, Melbourne, Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. A collection of twenty-two stories including science fiction, fantasy and horror. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-160 (citing a different collection of thirteen stories published in 1962 under the same title). Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 242. King list, p. 390. Winter list, p. 269. Reginald 08213.
Providence, RI: The Grandon Company, 1949. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The third in the Venus series. First published as a serial in Weird Tales in 1932.
New York: Del Rey, 1985. Octavo, quarter cloth spine and paper over boards, spine stamped in blue. First edition. Volume II of The Histories of King Kelson. See Barron (ed.): Fantasy Literature 4A-155.
Arlington Hgts, IL: Dark Harvest, 1992. Octavo, boards. First edition. One of 400 numbered copies signed by the editors and the contributors. Original anthology collecting twenty stories by Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, Lewis Shiner, Stephen Gallagher, David J. Schow, Ed Gorman, Chet Williamson, William F. Nolan, David Morrell, and others.
Santa Barbara, CA: Neville, 1982. Octavo, cloth. First U.S. hardcover edition. One of 300 numbered copies signed by Latimer. This is the first American hardcover printing of the novel and the first American printed of the full text. The American paperback edition (THE FIFTH GRAVE) was considerably edited.
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1969. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. A sword and sorcery novel with Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser. Barron (ed.): Fantasy Literature 4A-165.
Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1900. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-308, frontispiece with illustration by Virginia H. Davisson, title page printed in red and black, original pictorial white cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and purple, rear panel stamped in red (binding signed "H"), t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. Inscribed and signed on front free end paper by Long. Exotic romance of Americans in Japan; the title character is a beautiful but heartless femme fatale associated with the Fox Woman legend referred to as the "vampire-girl" - in short, the flame-haired variant of the vamp. No transformations; but Japanese victim succumbs to atavism under her fascination, has "a lust for warm and flowing blood," biting his prey. An evil dwarf features prominently in the story. Part sensational romance, part serious study of cultural conflicts, art vs. life, and the nature and destiny of souls. The author is best known for his short story "Madame Butterfly," dramatized in collaboration with David Belasco, later made into the famous opera by Puccini. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Not in Reginald (1978). Wright (III) 3388.
London: Arthur Barker Limited, . Octavo, boards. First British hardcover edition. Novelization of the feature film based on the work of Edgar Wallace and Merian C. Cooper.
New York: Mason and Lipscomb, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first mystery and first to feature Jacob Asch. "Lyons is one of the best of the current crop of California detective writers; his approach is stylistically closer to Chandler, not as consciously literary and portentous as late MacDonald." - See Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 500-501.
London: John Spencer & Co. (Publishers) Limited, n.d., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Badger Books SF 11. Bioengineered humans survive on Mars after the Earth has been destroyed by atomic war. The ancient native Martians who left their planet long ago return to reclaim their home world and exterminate the remnant of mankind. Now man must adapt again to return to their ruined Earth. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 114. Not in Brians. Reginald 09643.
[New York: Lancer Books, Inc., 1965]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Lancer 73-446. The first Penny Candie satire.
New York: Bantam Books, . Octavo, boards. First edition. The fifth book of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.
London: Herbert Jenkins, n.d., [1920s]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 1-316, original red pictorial red cloth, front, spine and rear stamped in black. Later U. K. edition. First published in the U. S. in 1918. Anthony Trent is a crime fiction writer who uses his knowledge to commit crime. First in a series. Though billed as a novel this seems more of a series of episodes. Hubin, p. 558. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 73.