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Chicago: Popular Publications, Inc., 1946. Octavo, single issue, cover by Blakeslee, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Air stories. Includes two David Goodis stories, one using the Lance Kermit pseudonym.
New York: Arbor House, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. 1988 World Fantasy Award winner. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-125. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 97.
London and New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Correct first edition, first issue, of this novel, published January, 1931; the American edition was not published until April of 1931. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone volume. Filmed several times.
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. "A suspenseful occult mystery with a well-orchestrated twist ending, although its one-dimensional characters betray its origins as a script for Hardy's 1972 film of the same name." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-156. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-134.
New York: Dell Publishing Company, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Dell No. 206. Paperback original. Collects nine stories. This volume includes the book publication of Norman Mailer's first story, "The Greatest Thing In The World" which won first prize in the college story writing contest in Story magazine in 1941.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1945. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Mystery novel. Source for a film noir of the same title, directed by Otto Preminger with Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Bruce Cabot and John Carradine.
New York: Bookfinger, 1974. Octavo, cloth. First U.S. hardcover edition. Vampire story "told in the manner of an espionage thriller ... Also included are ceremonial magic, a Black Mass, a nasty dwarf, kidnappings, plans for human sacrifice, political dirty work, stalking, and the triumph of good, but at a cost." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 842. Bleiler (1978), p. 103. Reginald 07405. Carter, The Vampire in Literature, p. 70. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 116.
New York: Gnome Press, Inc., Publishers, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. First book of the Gnome Press Conan series. Novel-length story first published as a five-part serial in WEIRD TALES, December 1935 through April 1936 as "The Hour of the Dragon." Barron (ed.): Fantasy Literature 3-182, Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 50, Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels 8.
[London]: Wandering Star:, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 1950 numbered copies with frontispiece signed by artist Gary Gianni. The 1934 Conan stories along with the novel "The Hour of the Dragon" with extra material and notes.
West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant Publisher, 1971. Small octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects three short stories, plus a 3-page introduction, "How the Stories Came to Be," by Tevis Clyde Smith. "Red Blades of Black Cathay" was first published in ORIENTAL STORIES, February-March 1931. The two other pieces collected here, "Diogenes of Today" and "Eighttoes Makes a Play," are first published here.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, . Octavo, original light brown cloth, spine stamped in yellow. First edition. Psychological thriller involving a young starlet and a Hollywood big shot on a train journey from Chicago to Los Angeles. "The fixed, perfected formula of hide and seek tuned to high pitch, as murder, recognized and defended against, stalks the cast-bound Chief. A film star must die so that her director may groom a new star, and the four who knew his intent are eventually powerless to stop him. Reprieves and the commonplace travelers accent the restrained violence and lethal attempts, but tension cracks when the criminal is forced to pay for his crimes. Grade A." - Kirkus Review, 1945. Hubin, p. 421.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, . Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. A non-Appleby Cold War suspense thriller. "A departure for Innes and a good one ... an inversion of the defector theme ..." - Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime (1974) 1223 Hubin (1994), p. 430.
New York: Avalon Books, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. In the twenty-fifth century the brains of two million dead, willed to the State by their donors, monitor the nation's automated factories, creating a land of leisure and plenty for its inhabitants. "But the brains, assumed to be only mindless neutral networks, are not dead. They are alive, conscious of their identity, capable of thought, and agonizingly aware of their fate -- eternal, disembodied slavery in a metal box, When, in time, the directors of the Cybernetics Institute discover the truth about the brains, they keep their findings secret and continue to accept donors. The directors justify their actions on the grounds that the State's entire manufacturing structure, functioning under cybernetic brain control, would crumble without the brain slaves ... [Jones' story] carries the mind invasion to a Dantesque extremity." - Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, p. 108. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 238.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Inscribed on the half title page by Koontz to Bob Weinberg. "...PHANTOMS is extremely well written and set the tone for Koontz's later big bestsellers..." Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 4-188. "One of Koontz's most inventive blends of horror, fantasy, suspense, and science fiction ..." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-215. Filmed in 1998 from a screenplay by the author.
New York: Walker and Company, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects seven stories in the tradition of Jorkens, Brigadier Ffellowes adventures involve him with the supernatural and the fantastic.
New York: Lancer Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Paperback original. Hollywood set mystery novel.
[Albuquerque, NM: Silver Scarab Press, 1985.]. Octavo, illustrations by Harry O. Morris, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Limited to 300 copies. The author's first book. Inscribed on the title page by artist/publisher Harry O. Morris. Collects thirteen stories and an essay, "Notes on the Writing of Horror: A Story," by Ligotti, with an introduction by Ramsey Campbell. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-240.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House: Publishers, 1959. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 2527 copies printed. Collection of fiction and non fiction by and about Lovecraft. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1049. Joshi I-A-32.
[New York: Tom Collins, 1975.]. printed wrappers, sewn. First edition. Limited to 526 copies of which 500 numbered copies were for sale. Satirical poem first printed under the pseudonym Theobaldus Senectissimus in THE GALLOMO for Tuesday, 29 November 1921. Afterword by Tom Collins. Printed for Tom Collins by Ronald Gordon at The Oliphant Press, New York, in 1975.
[West Warwick, RI: Necronomican Press, 1978. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, stapled. First edition. Includes poetry, non-fiction and short fiction.
Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company. . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First U.S. hardcover edition. The first Travis McGee novel.
London: Todd Publishing Group, Ltd., 1954. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. Digest sized magazine. The final issue. 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 Sydney Horler, Margery Allingham, Peter Cheyney, and others. See Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 310-311.
New York: Bookfinger, 1970. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Text offset from that of the 1939 Wright & Brown edition. An occult detective novel. Gees falls in love with a beautiful Egyptian woman who is possessed by the Goddess Sekhmet. "The best of the Gees novels." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1101. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1101. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 150. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1076. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 133. Reginald 14709.
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.