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London: Allison & Busby, 1978. Octavo, boards. First edition. "An evocative, tender and haunting novel which ranks among the best examples of contemporary fantasy with a classical, historical background." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-183. Winner of the 1978 John W. Campbell Award. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 7-266. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 67. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 754.
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.
New York: Street & Smith's Publications Incorporated, 1941. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes fiction by Steve Fisher, W. T. Ballard, Alan Hathaway, Theodore Tinsley and others. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 115-118.
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-213 [214: printer's imprint] [215-216: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edges of sheets untrimmed. First U. S. edition. The U.S. edition was printed in Britain utilizing the plates of the 1923 Heinemann edition. A man of the future fitted with a malfunctioning "clock" that regulates his existence is accidentally thrown back in time to 1920s Britain. "One of the most thoughtful scientific romances of the period ... The moral of the story is presented a little obliquely, with a scrupulously polite lack of stridency, but this is still one of the most eloquent pleas for the rejection of the 'rational' future and the conservation of the humanity of man. Of the many works of scientific romance that have fallen into utter obscurity, this is perhaps the one which most deserves rescue." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 263-66. "A highly imaginative story ... Perhaps the outstanding scientific romance of the 1920s." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-94. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-121; (1981) 2-75; (1987) 2-84; and (2004) II-828. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1702. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 606. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. p. 50. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 148. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 168. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 392-95. Bleiler (1978), p. 149. Reginald 10916.
New York: Bookfinger, 1979. First edition. Text offset from that of the 1900 Putnam edition. A lost race novel of the discovery of descendants of ancient Carthaginians on an uncharted island northwest of Easter Island. Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Early Years 1731. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 611. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 170. Bleiler (1978), p. 152. Reginald 11045. Wright (III) 4045.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Signed by the author on the title page. A V.I. Warshawski mystery.
New York: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. A Spenser novel.
San Francisco: SISU, 1972. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed inscription from Petaja to Robert Briney. Limited to 1000 copies. A collection of Petaja's poetry with illustrations by Hannes Bok.
New York: Love Romances, 1954. Octavo, single issue, cover by Freas (mistakenly credited to Algis Budrys), pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes a Leigh Brackett story as well as early fiction by Michael Shaara (who would write THE KILLER ANGELS). 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: Trojan Publishing Corp. 1946. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes Roger Torrey, Robert Leslie Bellem and others. Bondage cover.
New York: Love Romances, 1950. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes "Death-by-Rain" by Ray Bradbury.
[London: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd, 1974]. Octavo, boards. First edition. A Richard Bolitho sea adventure set in 1800.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1945. Octavo, cloth. First edition. "The nightmare setting of the story, its hallucinatory incidents, and it breathless prose all lend a kind of mythic grandeur to the events and help make the book on of the most distinguished in its genre." Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 898. "In thinking over the wonderful experience of reading THE RED RIGHT HAND, the reader can only marvel at how the author constructed such a baffling and complex plot without leaving a thread untied." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 688-689.
New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1911. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii-x] 1-297 ,four inserted plates with illustrations by Howard Heath four inserted plates with illustrations by Howard Heath, original pictorial light green cloth, front panel stamped in black, dark green and white, spine panel stamped in white and black. First edition. Interplanetary adventure novel of travel by atomic powered spaceship to Venus inhabited by people and monsters. A minor science fiction classic combining high adventure in the Haggard tradition with the science fantasy of Wells and Verne. First published in ALL-STORY MAGAZINE in 1909, the novel was revised for book publication. Bleiler: Science-Fiction: The Early Years #1997.
Chicago: New Publications, Inc. [Popular Publications], 1948. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. The first of only three issues. Includes stories by John D. MacDonald, Bruno Fischer, Frederick C. Davis and others.
Holyoke, MA: Columbia Publications, Inc., 1954. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Fiction by Carroll John Daly and others. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazine, pp. 510-511.
[Auburn, California: Auburn Journal Print, 1933.]. Large octavo, pp. [3-5] 6-30 [note: text complete; not issued with title leaf, pagination begins with contents leaf, pages (3-4)], original gray printed wrappers, stapled. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Smith in the contents page: "For Robert E. Briney, / compliments of / Clark Ashton Smith." Several minor corrections to the text in the Smith's hand. The author's privately printed sixth book and first collection of short fiction. 1000 copies printed. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1483. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 200. Bleiler (1978), p. 181. Reginald 13304.
New York: Walker and Company, . Octavo, boards. First edition. 1969 Nebula award and 1970 Hugo award nominee for best novel. "...remains significant as an early examination of the growing media and their manipulators." -Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-428. Pringle: Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels #62. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1058. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 321. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 265-71.
New York: Albing Publications, 1940. Octavo, single issue pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Features five detective stories and five western stories. Detective fiction by Ken Crossen, Paul Allenby and others. This is the first issue of this short lived (5 issues) magazine.
New York: The Viking Press, 1948. Octavo, boards. First edition. A Nero Wolfe mystery novel, the first of three to feature master villain, Arnold Zeck. "...can stand by itself as one of the stronger mysteries in the series." Pronzini & Muller: 1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 758-59.
New York and Toronto: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., . Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-271 [272-280: blank], original brownish-red cloth front and spine stamped in black, fore edge uncut, bottom edge rough cut. First edition. The ninth Nero Wolfe mystery. Collects two stories, "Black Orchids" and "Cordially Invited to Meet Death." Both stories first published in the American Magazine. "Nero Wolfe and his ebullient amanuensis Archie Goodwin are here at top form in two "novellas" ... The first concerns a cleverly contrived murder at New York's annual Flower Show. The second features an adroit bit of poisoning in the fantastic Riverdale ménage — and menagerie — of a successful party-arranger for Manhattan society. First-class entertainment." - Time magazine review, 1 June, 1942. Hubin, pp. 777-778. Townsend, Rex Stout: An Annotated and Secondary Bibliography, C1a.
[New York]: Dutton, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Advance reading copy. Collection of six stories and seven brief pieces. Includes "Blue Rose" and "Mrs. God." This collection was nominated for a World Fantasy award and a Bram Stoker award.
Chicago, IL: Fictioneers, Inc., 1942. Octavo, single issue, cover by Hubert Rogers, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes "Victory Unintentional" by Isaac Asimov. Also includes Leigh Brackett, Henry Hasse, Malcolm Jameson and others. Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 631-635.