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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, . Octavo, jacket illustrated by Richard Powers, cloth. First edition. A novel of the future which involves parallel time. Jacket by Richard Powers.
New York: DAW Books, Inc., . Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's first adult novel and winner of the World Fantasy Award for best novel 2011. Also winner of the Carl Brandon Kindred Award "for outstanding work of speculative fiction dealing with race and ethnicity." Set in a post-apocalyptic future in the Sudan. "To compare author Nnedi Okorafor to the late Octavia E. Butler would be easy to do, but this simple comparison should not detract from Okorafor’s unique storytelling gift. Who Fears Death is a post-apocalyptic parable that teaches lessons on how ignorance, apathy, and prejudice can kill, but how truth and knowledge are the keys to life." - Zetta Brown, The New York Journal of Books (online).
Chicago, IL: Popular Publications, Inc., 1937. Octavo, single issue cover by John Hewitt, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. "Liberty's Suicide Legions," Curtis Steele (pseudonym). The 5th installment of the ongoing Purple Empire story. A well regarded hero pulp with strong science fictional elements combined with spy fiction. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 402-405. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 448-451.
Philadelphia: Roland Swain Company, Publishers, 1931. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] 1-279 [280-282: blank], original brown and black patterned cloth. First edition. The author's first mystery novel and the first using this pseudonym. "...a well crafted novel about a series of poisonings in a small English village." - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers (4th ed.), p. 864. Hubin, p. 629.
London: Dennis Dobson, . First British (and first hardcover) edition. First published in the U. S. as a paperback original.
New York: Love Romances, 1951. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Incudes "The Incubi of Parallel X" by Ted Sturgeon. Also fiction by Poul Anderson, Gordon R. Dickson Alfred Coppel, and others. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 476-481.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1990. Octavo, cover by Josh Kirby, boards. First edition. Signed by the author on the title page. A Discworld novel.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Novel concerning an author who constructs a parallel world in a fantasy fiction, the two worlds begin to merge in the author's mind. Which is real? Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-877.
London: William Heinemann Ltd., . Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-304 [305: ad] [306-308: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's windmill device stamped in blind on rear panel. First edition. The later U.S. edition was titled THE OLD DARK HOUSE. The novel was the basis for the 1932 film directed by James Whale with Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Raymond Massey and others. Five travelers seek refuge during a storm in "an eerie old mansion where they must spend the night with the weirdest household imaginable ... playing for laughs as well as chills, [Whale creates] ... a genuine masterpiece of black humor ... The Old Dark House is the definitive haunted house chiller, a horror film for connoisseurs." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural. At one point considered a lost film, a print was discovered in the Universal vaults in 1968 and the film was restored. Hubin (1994), pp. 656-7.
New York: Love Romances, 1950. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Fiction by Alfred Coppel, Clyde Beck, Stanley Mullen, Ray Bradbury ("Death-By-Rain") and others. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 476-481.
New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1919. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] 1-313 [314: blank], original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark blue. First U.S. edition. A collection of twelve short stories, six of which feature Abu-Tabah, a Egyptian investigator. "The Valley of the Sorceress" is a supernatural story. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1405.
[London]: Tom Stacey, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Posthumous collection of twelve stories (including four Fu Manchu tales), several published here for the first time, all appearing here for the first time in a book. Introduction by Robert E. Briney. Reginald 12404.
[New York]: Ace Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Paperback original. The continued adventures of Count Dracula, he moves his character to modern times. Pringle (ed), St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, pp. 505-506.
New York: Experimenter Publishing Company, Inc., 1921. Large octavo, single issue, cover by Howard V. Brown, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine, bedsheet format. Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 500-04.
New York: Experimenter Publishing Company, Inc., 1922. Large octavo, single issue, cover by Howard V. Brown, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine, bedsheet format. Includes a Dr. Hackensaw story by Clement Fezandie. Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 500-04.
[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.
New York: The Jungle Publishing Co., . Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-413 [414: blank] [415-417: ads] [418: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], original pictorial olive green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and white. First edition, first printing. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Sinclair to poet George Sterling on the front free endpaper: "To George Sterling / with the regards of / The Author." Below Sinclair's inscription Jack London has added a gift inscription: "Blessed Greek! / -- Wolf. / March 6, 1906." The projected publication date of the The Jungle Publishing Co. issue was 15 February 1906. The editions of The Jungle Publishing Co. and Doubleday, Page & Company were published simultaneously: Jungle's copies with integral title leaf and the "SUSTAINER'S EDITION" label on the front paste-down are the earliest, but the Doubleday, Page copies with tipped in title leaves precede Jungle's regular copies. Sinclair's best known and most popular novel. This exposé of the Chicago stockyards and packing houses, more a Socialist treatise than a work of fiction, led to the pure food campaign of the Theodore Roosevelt era. "Next to UNCLE TOM'S CABIN, the most famous propaganda novel in American literature." - Adams, Radical Literature in America, p. 59. "The UNCLE TOM'S CABIN of wage slavery!" - Jack London. "If Sinclair has never been a great creative novelist ..., he has been something else of value -- one of the great information centers in American literature. Few American novelists have done more to make their fellow citizens conscious of the society, all of it, in which they live." - Rideout, The Radical Novel in the United States 1900-1954, pp. 30-38. Blake, p. 238. Coan, pp. 86; 214. Hanna 3234. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 S-509. FPAA V, p. 298.
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1944. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 2043 copies printed. The second collection of Smith's short fiction to be published by Arkham House. "Equally varied and colorful material can be found in Lost Worlds, which includes the best of Smith's Hyperborean grotesques, 'The Seven Geases', and two of the nastiest tales of Zothique: 'The Empire of the Necromancers' and 'Necromancy in Naat.'" -Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 3-182. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1485. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-202.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1965. Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects three novellas, "To Marry Medusa," "The Comedian's Children" and "The [Widget], the [Wadget], and Boff." This collection was not published in the U.S.
New York: Trojan Publishing Corporation, 1941. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. In the beginning this was not really a detective magazine but a hero-adventure magazine featuring Jim Anthony of Irish and American Indian lineage. Basically a Doc Savage imitation. With this issue and story "I.O.U. Murder" the series moved into a detective series with the adventure trappings and the Anthony character started wearing business suits. The stories were written by John Grange, a house pseudonym for Robert Leslie Bellem and W. T. Ballard. The Anthony character was phased out in 1943. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 543-545.
New York: Standard Magazines, Inc., 1940. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. "The Phantom And the Uniformed Killers" by Robert Wallace. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazine, pp. 408-414.
New York, NY: Street & Smith Publications, Inc., 1946. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Digest magazine. "The Curse of Toth" by Maxwell Grant. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 486-491. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 570-573.
New York: Standard Magazines, December, 1934. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Fiction by Norman A. Daniels, Hugh B. Cave, Dwight V. Babcock and others.