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San Francisco, CA, Columbia, PA: Underwood-Miller, 1983. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 800 unsigned copies comprising the trade edition.
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1955. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Sturgeon's third collection of short fiction. Eleven stories selected, with introduction, by Groff Conklin. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-365. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1561.
New York: Street & Smith Publications, Inc., 1940. Octavo, single issue, cover by H. W. Scott, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. "Murder on Wheels" by Kenneth Robeson (pseudonym). Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 36-39.
New York: Street & Smith Publications, Inc., 1939. Octavo, single issue, cover by H. W. Scott, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. The first issue. "Justice, Inc." by Kenneth Robeson (pseudonym).. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 36-39.
New York, NY: Street & Smith Publications, Inc., 1937. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. "The Shadow's Rival?" 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: Simon and Schuster, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Edgar award winner for best novel, 1985. Hubin, p. 795.
Indianapolis/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., . Octavo, boards. First edition. Science fiction novel set in the author's "Gaean Reach" universe. Hewett and Mallett, The Work of Jack Vance, A46.
San Francisco, CA, Columbia, PA: Underwood-Miller, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Vance. The author's preferred text, differing slightly from that of the paperbound 1983 Berkley edition. The first Lyonesse book. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-257. Hewett and Mallett, The Work of Jack Vance, A70b.
Chicago, IL: Robert Weinberg, 1976. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers, stapled. First edition. Small booklet format. Pulp fanzine. Editorial by Weinberg, articles, and cover reproductions. Notable is this issue starts reprinting the uncollected novelettes featuring the Avenger which appeared in Clues pulp magazine (1942-43) after the characters own pulp had folded. This story was under the Kenneth Robeson pseudonym, written by Emile Tepperman (Paul Ernst wrote the novels for the feature magazine the Avenger).
New York, NY: Weird Tales, 1949. Octavo, single issue, cover by Lee Brown Coye, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes "Our Fair City" by Robert Heinlein, his only appearance in WT and John D. MacDonald's first appearance in WT. Also fiction by Frank Gruber, Robert Bloch, Stephen Grendon (August Derleth) and others.
Indianapolis, IN: Popular Fiction Publishing Company, 1935. Octavo, single issue, cover by Margaret Brundage, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. A Dr. Satan story by Paul Ernst. Also the classic Robert Bloch story "The Shambler From the Stars"
New York, NY: Weird Tales, 1947. Octavo, single issue, cover by Boris Dolgov, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Fiction by Clark Ashton Smith, August Derleth & Mark Schorer, Seabury Quinn and others.
New York, NY: Weird Tales, 1951. Octavo, single issue, cover by Lee Brown Coye, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Fiction by Mary Elizabeth Counselman, Clark Ashton Smith, Anthony M. Rud and others.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1985. Octavo, boards. First edition. A John Thunstone novel. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-318.
New York: Stone & Kimball, 1896. Small octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-vii [viii] 9-249 [250: blank], flyleaf at front, title page printed orange and black, original decorated black cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First U.S. edition, later binding of blue cloth with spine imprint reading STONE / CHICAGO." The British and U.S. editions have minor textual differences. "The most Swiftian -- and the most sustained -- of all Wells's science fiction satires ..." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, p. 1079-83. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-162; (1981) 1-172; (1987) 1-100; (1995) 1-100; and (2004) II-1228. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2327. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 798. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 20. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 226. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 66. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15043. Currey (2002), p. 420 (binding B). Wells 7. Wells Society 8. Kramer 76.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1946. Octavo, front cover illustration by Ronald Clyne, cloth. First edition. The author's posthumously published second collection of weird fiction, preceded by JUMBEE AND OTHER UNCANNY TALES (1944). Twenty-five stories by Whitehead were published in WEIRD TALES between 1924 and 1933. "The stories are very well written, with an authenticity which accentuates the feeling of dread expectation." - Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 183. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1707. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-230. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-213.
New York: Fawcett Publications, Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Gold Medal #340. Paperback original.
Sauk City: Arkham House: Publishers, 1967. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Text offset from plates used for the 1967 British Arthur Barker edition. A novel with a homage to Lovecraft and his Cthulhu mythos. "Probing the reasons behind a close friend's suicide, archeologist Gilbert Austin discovers the existence of "mind parasites" ostensibly products of an ancient race [the Tsathogguans], that inhibit man's creativity and drain his psychic vitality." "...Wison's imaginative harnessing of Lovecraftian imagery to his philosophy of human possibility is challenging and stimulating." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 5-79. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-503. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1401-06. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-232.
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects the title novella, "'A Story,' by John V. Marsh," and "V. R. T." "Three long inter-linked stories with an other-planetary setting. They deal subtly with question of identity and individuality. The title piece uses the idea of human cloning to brilliant and moody effect. This is the book which put Wolfe on the sf map." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 134. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1280. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 770-75.
[New York]: Graphic Publishing Company, Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition thus. Graphic #16. First Graphic edition. Abridged from the hardcover. First paperback edition is an Armed Services edition.
Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, . Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-291 , original blue cloth, spine stamped in black, top edge stained orange, fore edge uncut. First edition. "This is the kind of waking nightmare that is the essence of noir fiction, and in his fourth suspense novel Cornell Woolrich writing under the pseudonym William Irish, captures superbly the emotional torment and terror of the situation" Pronzini and Muller: 1001 Midnights, pp. 398-99. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone title. Made into a film noir directed by Robert Siodmak in 1944. Hubin, p. 431. Johnson, The Dark Page pp. 290-291.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, n.d., . Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-418 [419-426: ads], four inserted plates from the film, original light blue cloth stamped in black. Later edition. Issued to coincide with the 1926 Paramount film production starring Ronald Coleman. Includes a 6-page afterword by Glendon Allvine about the making of the Paramount film in the Arizona desert.
London: John Murray, . Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-359 [360: printers statement] [361-368: ads], original red cloth, front and spine stamped in gold. First edition. Adventures with the French Foreign Legion.
New York: Arbor House, . Octavo, boards. First edition. The seventh Amber novel. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-276.
San Francisco, CA, Columbia, PA: Underwood/Miller, 1980. Octavo, illustrated by Stephen Fabian, cloth. First edition. Limited to 625 copies of which this is one of 200 numbered hardbound copies signed by Zelazny. "Of more recent stories developing the myth of machine creation, Roger Zelazny's 'For a Breath I Tarry' (1966) is without question the most brilliant .. Zelazny's very beautiful story combines the Faust legend with the creation myth. He uses a cyclic view of creation, where man has made intelligent machines, put them in supervisory capacities, and then disappeared from Earth. Now machines attempt to re-create man." - Warrick, pp. 109-112.