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New York, NY: Street & Smith Publications, Inc., 1941. Octavo, single issue, cover by Graves Gladney, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. "The Green Terror" by Maxwell Grant. Also includes a Grant Lane (pseudonym for Steve Fisher) story. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 486-491. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 570-573.
New York, NY: Street & Smith Publications, Inc., 1940. Octavo, single issue, cover by Graves Gladney, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. "Crime Over Miami" 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: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1972. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. A Philip St. Ives novel, in which he is hired by Albert Procane, a thief, to arrange the return of his stolen journals. "[The Bleeck titles]...are distinguished for their crisp dialogue, unusual backgrounds, and understated sense of irony." Pronzini and Muller: 1001 Midnights, pp. 65. Hubin, p. 79.
New York: Best Books, Inc., 1952. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Reprints. Includes the reprint of a Robert E. Howard as Patrick Ervin story, "Texas John Alden."
[Sauk City, WI]: Arkham House Publisher, Inc., . Octavo, illustration by Bob Eggleton, cloth. First edition. Anthology of eighteen Lovecraft inspired stories. Authors include F. Paul Wilson, Basil Copper, Fred Chappell, Michael Shea, Joanna Russ, Thomas Ligotti, Harlan Ellison and others.
New York: Street and Smith Publications, Inc., 1939. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Contents include fiction by H.L. Gold and L. Sprague De Camp, Ray Cummings, Lester Del Rey and others. Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 694-699.
Los Angeles, CA; Columbia, PA: Underwood-Miller, 1988. Octavo, cloth. First limited editions. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Vance. A two volume set. Limited editions of two uncommon mystery titles. TAKE MY FACE was first published in 1957 as by Peter Held (pseudonym), BIRD ISLE was also first published in 1957 as ISLE OF PERIL by Alan Wade (pseudonym). Hewett and Mallett, The Work of Jack Vance - A6b, A7f.
[London]: Coronet Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First British edition. Signed by Vance on the title page. The fifth and final volume in the Demon Princes series. Hewett and Mallett, The Work of Jack Vance, A66c.
[New York]: The Macmillan Company, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed by Vance on the title page. Collects eight stories. Hewett and Mallett, The Work of Jack Vance, A37.
London: Dennis Dobson, . Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. Fix up novel from two stories first published in Thrilling Wonder Stories; "Abercrombie Station" and "Cholwell's Chickens." Hewett and Mallett, The Work of Jack Vance, A20b.
Philadelphia, Toronto: The John C. Winston Company, . Octavo, cover illustration by Alex Schomburg, cloth. First edition. The author's first hardcover title. "Future piracy and old-fashioned megalomania play prominent roles in this novel of space rockets being attacked, taken, and reconverted into a fleet designed to conquer Earth and its colonies ... Stylistically one of the best written Winston 1950s novels." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-161. Part of the popular Winston juvenile series published between 1952-1961, which introduced many young readers to science fiction.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1961. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's second novel. 2500 copies printed. "Excellent satire." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-192. 1960 Hugo nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1203. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 31. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions.
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1946. Octavo, jacket art by Ronald Clyne, cloth. First U. S. edition. 4040 copies printed. This edition is expanded, adding four stories, "A Fishing Story," "Used Car," "Death of A Poacher" and "Knock! Knock! Who's There?," and introduction, "Why I Write Ghost Stories," not included in the 1940 Jenkins edition. "Wakefield was a consistently competent writer who took up where M. R. James left off in extending the core of the British tradition through the period between the wars." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-200. Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 3-200. Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction #1646.
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 1999. Octavo, cloth. Enlarged edition. Limited to 500 copies. Collects Wakefield's introduction and the fourteen stories published in the 1961 Arkham House edition, here printed with textual changes made by Wakefield in the margins of a copy of the 1961 edition presented to his sister Mary. Adds four previously uncollected stories first published in original anthologies edited by August Derleth between 1962 and 1971 and "introduction" by Barbara Roden.
Minneapolis, MN: Fedogan & Bremer, 1989. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects twenty-one stories. Edited by Philip J. Rahman and Dennis E. Weiler with introduction by Richard L. Tierney and selected bibliography by D. H. Olson.
New York, NY: Weird Tales, 1942. Octavo, single issue, cover by A.R. Tilburn, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes "Herbert West: Reanimator," part 3 by H.P. Lovecraft, originally published in the amateur magazine Home Brew (1922). Also fiction by Robert Bloch, Fritz Leiber, and "Satan's Bondage" by Manly Banister, a werewolf western.
Indianapolis, IN: Popular Fiction Publishing Company, 1938. Octavo, single issue, cover by Margaret Brundage, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes "The Thunder of Trumpets" by Robert E. Howard and Frank T. Torbett. (A posthumous collaboration). Also fiction by Algernon Blackwood, Seabury Quinn, Robert Bloch and others.
[New York]: A Signet Book, New American Library, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Signet J 9768. Paperback original. Third in the "MacMorgan" adventure series.
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1916. Octavo, pp. [iii-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] [1-2] 3-313 [314: publisher's colophon] [note: text complete in spite of gap in pagination], eight inserted plates with illustrations by W. H. D. Koerner, First edition. Adventure novel set in Central Africa during World War I. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume III, p. 86 (describing the UK edition).
New York: Tor, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Paperback original. The author's first horror novel. "Although thoroughly grounded in the secular, Williamson's explorations of Good and Evil are rich with theological implications." - Pringle (ed), St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, pp. 643-644.
Royal Oak, Michigan: Haffner Press, 2008. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects ten stories, novelettes and short novels, published between March 1940 and July 1941, and four short nonfiction pieces. Notably this includes the magazine version of "Darker Than You Think," which Williamson later added 50,000 words for the novel publication by Fantasy Press. Foreword by Fred Pohl and afterword by Jack Williamson.
New York: Tor, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed inscription on the half title page by Wilson. Set before and during WW II the novel concerns a mystical sect of Japanese warriors, the secret for the long lost "Black Wind" force, and an American and Japanese who were friends at one time and get involved with the same woman. "Of great and captivating sweep, with memorable characters and some fine action writing. The forced plotting rattles, however, with those abounding coincidences and an occult element that's preposterous and wholly unnecessary; this would have been stronger as straight saga. Even so, Wilson's best since The Keep, and worthy entertainment." - Kirkus Review, 1 September, 1988.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1941. Octavo, original red cloth stamped in white and black, top edge stained black. First edition. The second of the "Black" books, a noir suspense novel. Filmed in 1942 as "Street of Chance" with Burgess Meredith, Claire Trevor and Sheldon Leonard. Also adapted successfully for the CBS radio program "Suspense" and produced for "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" (1962). "Faulty it may be, but THE BLACK CURTAIN is surely one of the best suspense novels ever written on the overworked theme of amnesia" - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 860-861. Johnson, The Dark Page, p. 286.
London & Boston: Faber and Faber, . Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. Collects three novellas including featuring a protagonist whose real identity has been erased from all computer systems. He becomes a freelance investigator who changes his identity as needed. The story "Home is the Hangman," is the winner of the 1976 Hugo award for best novella. See Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 4-626.
New York: An AvoNova Book William Morrow and Company, Inc., . Octavo, illustrations by Gahan Wilson, cloth backed boards. First edition. Mixture of horror, humor and mystery with the lead character of Snuff, a guard dog, who converses with Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Frankenstein, Dracula and others, trading information on magical occurrences which will decide the fate of the earth at Halloween. "Sparkling, witty, delightful: Zelazny's best for ages, perhaps his best ever." - Kirkus Review, 15 June, 1993. "The last great novel by one of the giants of the genre." - George R. R. Martin.