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New York: Love Romances, 1945. Octavo, single issue, cover by Parkhurst, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Fiction by Leigh Brackett, Ross Rocklynne, Carl Jacobi and others. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 476-481.
[Concord, N.H. Davis Publications, Inc., 1961]. Small octavo, printed wrappers. First appearance of the Dashiell Hammett short story, "A Man Named Thin" in the March, 1961 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
New York: Hercules Publishing Corp. . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. This is based on the short novel "Calling the Ghost" in the pulp magazine THE GHOST, SUPER DETECTIVE (January, 1940) which was the first appearance of the Ghost, magician detective George Chance. In the book versions revised by Fleming-Roberts the hero pulp trappings were abandoned with George Chance just being a magician with the detecting as a hobby. First published in hardcover with the revisions by Gateway in 1942, it was revised again for this paperback publication. The author was reportedly not happy with either and used a pseudonym.
New York: The Frank A. Munsey Co., August, 1940. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. "Death Out of Thin Air" by Stuart Towne featuring Don Diavolo - The Scarlet Wizard is the lead novel.
Springfield, MA: Better Publications, Inc., 1950. Octavo, single issue, cover by Earle Bergey, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Fiction by Ray Bradbury, "Purpose," and Jack Vance, a Magnus Ridolph story. Also stories Edmond Hamilton, Leigh Brackett, and others.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, cloth. First U.S. edition. A Richard Bolitho sea adventure set in 1800.
London: Faber and Faber, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects sixteen stories by Wilkie Collins, A. C. Doyle, Dorothy Sayers, Patricia Highsmith, Eric Ambler and others.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977. Octavo, boards. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Schiff to Dick Fawcett, founder of the August Derleth Society, on front free endpaper. A partially original anthology collecting twenty stories by Karl Edward Wagner, Fritz Leiber, Robert Bloch, Robert Aickman, Ramsey Campbell, and others. "The quality of Schiff's editorial selections was high, and it is arguable that the critical and popular success of this series paved the way for Charles Grant's SHADOWS and other important modern horror anthologies." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-451. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-361. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-294.
Shingletown, CA: Mark V. Ziesing, 1994. Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects thirteen stories, some collected in book form for the first time. Introduction by John Farris and an afterword by Schow.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Review slip laid in. A ghost story.
West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, 1978. Large octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed inscription by Sydney-Fryer on front free end paper. Well-researched, comprehensive bibliography recording and categorizing Smith's literary work. Includes listings of poems, prose, first line indexes, juvenilia, translations, letters, and other material. Covers unpublished work as well as that printed in books (including anthologies), periodicals, and newspapers. One section, partially annotated, is devoted to source material about Smith appearing in books, magazines and newspapers, including dust jacket copy. Extensive chronological "Principal Facts of Biography," detailed study of his literary techniques, and series of letters from literary figures and friends (Ray Bradbury, August Derleth, Harlan Ellison, Fritz Leiber and others) are also present. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 8-100. Burgess, Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror 419. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 7-64.
Sauk City: Arkham House, . Octavo, stiff wrappers. First edition. 2588 copies printed. Edited by Donald Sidney-Fryer with R. A. Hoffman. Transcription of the literary material, including story ideas and poems, from Smith's notebook. Includes two memoirs of Smith by George F. Haas.
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1948. Octavo, illustration by Frank Wakefield, cloth. First edition. Author's third collection of fiction from Arkham House. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1486. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-201. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-182.
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House: Publishers, 1970. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects twenty-six stories, all first collected here. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1489. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-203. See Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 4-141. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-182.
Chicago: Seymour, Daughaday and Company, 1915. Small octava, printed wrappers. Two contributions by Clark Ashton Smith, "Fire of Snow" and "In the Wind". Other contributors include Padraic Colum, Frances Shaw, Max Michelson, John Gould Fletcher and others.
New York: DAW Books, Inc., . Small octavo, printed wrappers. First edition. DAW 215. Paperback original. The Martian invaders try again, invading a parallel Earth.
Wilmington, DE: Culture Publications, Inc., 1942. Octavo, single issue, cover by Anderson, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine.
New York: Avon Books, . Octavo, boards. First edition. "This complex and ambitious cyber-thriller, which begs comparison with Pynchon's GRAVITY'S RAINBOW, features half a dozen well- conceived plot lines. During World War II, the mathematical genius and cryptographer Lawrence Waterhouse, a friend of Alan Turing, is instrumental in breaking the Nazi's Enigma code. Some 60 years later, his grandson Randy, a computer hacker, is involved in setting up a small- scale, but high-tech data haven in Southeast Asia, only to find out that his project has attracted the attention of a number of powerful governments, multinational corporations, and secret organizations. Randy also discovers evidence of a secret conspiracy that may be centuries old." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1075. Locus Award winner. Hugo Award nominee for best novel. A prelude to the author's "Baroque Cycle" of novels.
London: Boswell Publishing Co., Ltd., 1933. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5  7-320, ads printed on recto of rear free endpaper, original black cloth, spine panel stamped in red. First edition. "Twelve members of a society based clearly on the Illuminati plan to become Secret Masters of the world, coming very close to success as the tale moves more distinctly into the Near Future; civilization almost falls at the hands of these Bolsheviks." - SFE online. Nesta Helen Webster was a controversial author, popular among the right wing, who believed in conspiracies and plots against the British Empire and civilization. She was anti-communist, anti-semitic and pro-fascist. Bleiler (1978), p. 186. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 64. Reginald 13631.
New York: Ace Books, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Stross. A fix-up novel linking together Stross's innovative “Lobsters” stories, that begins in the early twenty-first century, just on the verge of the Singularity -- the emergence of artificial intelligences superior to humankind. Winner of the 2006 Locus Award for best novel. Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #81.
Kokomo, IN: Fictioneers, Inc., 1950. Octavo, single issue, cover by Lawrence, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Stories by John D. MacDonald, with two, the second by John Wade Farrell, an Asimov reprint and others. Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 631-635.
San Francisco: Tachyon Publications, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Collects two essays. The first, Swanwick's controversial essay on new writers of science fiction - "A Users Guide to the Post Moderns" first published in Isaac Asimov's SF Magazine (1986). The second is an essay on fantasy writers, "In the Tradition..." first published in Isaac Asimov's SF Magazine, 1994.
London: Souvenir Press, 1976. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. Author's first novel. "Taylor commands strong reader identification with his protagonist, gradually intensifying suspense from the first page to the last. A truly terrifying novel." -Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 4-295.
New York: The Frank A. Munsey Company, May, 1940. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Features the second Green Lama story by Richard Foster (Kendall Foster Crossen), "Croesus of Murder"