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Sauk City: Arkham House, WI, 1939. Large octavo, jacket illustration by Virgil Finlay, cloth. First edition. 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. 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.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House: Publishers, 1971. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Edited by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei.
London: Printed for Hurst, Robinson, and Co. 90, Cheapside, and 8, Pall-Mall; and A. Constable and Co. Edinburgh, 1824. 12mo, four volumes: [i-vii] viii  2-439 [440: blank]; [i-iv]  2-366 [367-368: ads]; [i-iv]  2-335 [336: blank]; [i-iv]  2-277 [278: ad] [279-280: ads], early nineteenth-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine panels tooled in gold and blind, black leather title pieces, red sprinkled edges. First edition. Originally intended as the first book of a trilogy of historical romances meant to explore the “feelings and manners” of Europeans in ancient, middle, and modern times. Unfortunately Maturin died in the year of publication and so it was his sixth and final novel. “Maturin's final Gothic romance portrays with great sadistic energy if not historical accuracy the persecution and systematic extermination of the Albigenses sect in the year 1209, a large group of Manichean heretics living in communities in southern France in the thirteenth century. The holocaust was conceived by Pope Innocent III and implemented with brutal efficiency by Simon de Montfort ... Maturin tried hard to integrate Gothic devices with historical drama and the two forms do compliment each other thematically if not with total consistency through the four volumes ... If we view the role of history in the novel as a metaphor for human cruelty abetted by 'dubious Christianity' and warped religious ideals, the bloody crusade against the Albigenses then comes to symbolize the potential depravity of the self. Along with the expected Gothic themes of castles, curses, and vocal spectres, the novel introduces lycanthropy, or werewolfism, as a terror motif for the first time in Gothic fiction. The motif was a natural way of expressing the instantaneous bestiality which might erupt without warning and overthrow reason at any moment even in the most civilized human being." - Frank, The First Gothics 269. Set in France "during the wars between the Catholics and the Albigenses, the earliest reformers of the faith, the pictures of the Crusaders, the Albigenses in their lonely worship in mountain shrines, and wicked monks and armed heroines marching about Languedoc are finely conceived and evidently modeled on the works of Scott. In its richness, variety, and forceful delineation, ALBIGENSES anticipates the style of G. P. R. James." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 285-6. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 129. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 1-65. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 1-245. Bleiler (1978), p. 136. Reginald 09825. Garside, Raven and Schowerling 1824: 66. Sadleir 1662. Not in Wolff. Loeber M317.
New York: Chelsea House Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-11] 12-254 [255: note to the reader] [256-260: blank] [note: first and last blank leaves used as paste-downs], original brown cloth, front and spine stamped in gold. First edition. Upon returning from WW I, upper class adventurer John Flatchley dons the guise of The Thunderbolt to steal the money from a criminal group that had swindled it from others. He wears a mask with a lightning bolt on the forehead.This is the final story in the series. All first published in DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE (1921). Hubin, p. 524.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1992. Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: New Collectors' Group, 1946. Large octavo, illustrations by Hannes Bok, cloth. First edition. Second binding of glossy pebbled black cloth. Of two states, issued simultaneously, this one has the illustration of a nude man on page . Stated limitation of 1000 copies. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1166. In 333.
[New York]: Random House, . Octavo, cloth. First edition, first issue with blue endpapers. A novel of Naval pilots during the Korean War assigned to destroy a heavily fortified bridge. "The interlocking of timing, men and machines, the stupendous quality of jet flight and warfare, the human element -- in emergency, danger and personal lives -- are here in a sharp, short, telling tribute." - Kirkus Review, 1 July, 1953. Michener was reporter during that war assigned to U. S. Navy aircraft carriers offshore Korea. The novel was filmed in 1954 featuring William Holden, Mickey Rooney and Fredric March. One of the officers of the Task Force that Michener was with served as technical advisor for the film.
New York: Gnome Press, Inc., Publishers, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects three Jirel of Joiry and four Northwest Smith stories. Jirel of Joiry introduces a female lead character into the Sword and Sorcery sub-genre. The Northwest Smith are science fiction stories set in the future, Smith is a space pilot and a oft time smuggler. All the stories here were first published in Weird Tales magazine. Concerning the Jirel stories, Schlobin in The Literature of Fantasy (p. 179) writes "Jirel's admirable courage in the face of horror and helplessness make her an exciting and dynamic figure, and Moore's descriptions, settings and dark devices are striking and original." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1191. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 794.
[West Warwick, Rhode Island]: Necronomicon Press, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. New edition. In 1935 Fantasy Magazine asked 5 weird fiction writers and 5 science fiction writers to write two collaborative stories around the title The Challenge From Beyond. Presented here is both versions. (Necronomincon Press previously published this in an illustrated edition in 1978).
Denver, Colorado: Gorgon Press, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Limited to 1000 copies, this copy not numbered or signed. Collection of stories and poetry.
New York: E. P. Dutton, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Author's first novel. Mystery with a Florida setting.
New York: St. Martin's Press, . First edition. A picaresque novel set several centuries after a nuclear holocaust. "In the fourth century 'after the Deluge' a medieval world, dominated by the Holy Marcan Church, consists partly of feudal kingdoms, partly of Athenian city-states," - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 161. "... a stylish and amusing narrative [that] gained a good deal of praise on first publication." - Pringle. The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), 89. 1964 Nebula and 1965 Hugo nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-841. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 493-96.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975. Octavo, cloth. First U.S. edition. Continues the adventures of Richard Delancey in the Royal Navy's war against the French. The second book in the series.
[London]: John Murray, . Octavo, jacket art by Val Biro, boards. First edition. The fifth Richard Delancey sea novel.
Denver, Colorado: The Council of Four, 1960. Octavo, cloth. First edition, second binding of brown cloth with spine panel lettered in gold. Introduction by Anthony Boucher and eight stories by Poul Anderson, Gordon R. Dickson, Anderson and Dickson collaboration, Anthony Boucher (two stories), Mack Reynolds and August Derleth (two stories), and H. Beam Piper with John J. McGuire.
New York: Love Romances, 1954. Octavo, single issue, cover by Freas, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes "James P. Crow" by Philip K. Dick. Unabashedly the magazine was a proponent of "space-opera." In Leigh Brackett's introduction in the anthology THE BEST OF PLANET STORIES (1974) she states "the so-called space opera is the folk-tale, the hero-tale of our particular niche in history." Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 476-481.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. Advance copy. This is the Advance Reader's Edition/Uncorrected Proof of the first novel in the His Dark Materials trilogy, first published in the U.K. as His Dark Materials 1: Northern Lights. This is an interesting edition as the number line on the copyright page starts with 2 and ends with 10 and has no first printing statement (the hardcover edition has the number line start with 10 and descend to 1 and states first printing. The pagination between the proof and the hardcover is also different, the first text page is 3 ending with 397, the hardcover edition has the text start with page 3 and end with 399. Barron (ed): Fantasy and Horror (1999) 7-311.
London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1900. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-341 [342: printer's imprint] [343-344: ads] + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "10.06" inserted at rear, original olive-green vertically ribbed cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge untrimmed, other edges trimmed, plain endpapers. First edition, later issue (earlier issues are bound in red buckram, t.e.g., other edges trimmed or untrimmed, with inserted ads dated September 1900). Quiller-Couch's best collection of short fiction, including classic ghost stories, "A Pair of Hands" and "The Seventh Man." Also "Oceanus," visions of infernal regions; "The Lady of the Ship," shipwrecked Bohemian witch; and "The Mystery of Joseph Laquedem," the end of the Wandering Jew. Also a horrific suspense story "The Room of Mirrors." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 152. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-161. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1356. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 342. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-207. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 415. Bleiler (1978), p. 162. Reginald 11952. Hubin (1994), p. 662. NCBEL III 1072.
London: Gollancz, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Third and last novel in the Inhibitors sequence.
Shingletown, CA: Mark V. Ziesing, 1990. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Surrealistic fantasy of a man awakes with no memory and journey through a strange land looking for the woman who woke beside him.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1942. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A leper commits several murders in an attempt to prevent the discovery of the affliction. Science fiction element is doctor's successful experiments to revive dead animals and, for a short time, one of the murder victims. "Sale also wrote LAZARUS # 7 (1942), set entirely in Hollywood, which is as light and fast as PASSING STRANGE (1942), and may be the only mystery novel featuring leprosy." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, pp. 705-06. Hubin (1994), p. 714. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 2168.
London: [Cassell & Company, Limited], 1918. Octavo, single issue, printed wrappers. Includes the story "The Master of Hollow Grange" by Sax Rohmer. "...a crazed scientist is determined to extract, in the most ghoulish manner possible, the vital glands from a young girl to prolong his own life (this, of course, is Rohmer's version of M.R. James's "Lost Hearts")..." - Pringle (ed), St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, pp. 482-484.
London: The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd., n.d., . Small octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-252 [253-254: ads] [255-256: blank] [note: first and last leaves used as front and rear paste-downs], original decorated maroon boards, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First printing of this British film tie-in edition. Movie tie-in edition with photograph of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster from the 1931 Universal film directed by James Whale printed on the front panel of the jacket. This was number 364 of the Readers Library, a series of cheap books which were sold in chain stores like Woolworth as well as book stores.
[New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Based on a series of stories published in ASTOUNDING about child supermen in hiding. On the Science Fiction Book Club's list of "The Most Significant SF & Fantasy Books of the Last 50 Years, 1953-2002." Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1008. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 349-53.