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New York: Street & Smith Publications, Inc., 1941. Octavo, single issue, cover by Graves Gladney, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. "The Hate Master" by Kenneth Robeson (pseudonym). Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 36-39.
Chicago, IL: Tower Magazines, Inc., 1933. Large octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. "The House Under the Lake" by Herbert Adams. Also fiction by Stuart Palmer (Hildegarde Withers), Mignon G. Eberhart, Hulbert Footner, and others. A large format, densely illustrated, bedsheet-sized pulp. "The fiction emphasized the woman's point of view, was often narrated by a woman, and featured as many feminine as masculine detectives. In the rear of the magazine flowered all the usual departments of a more conventional woman's publication ... That this magazine would publish much fiction of interest seems improbable. But without effort, it contrived to be superb. ILLUSTRATED DETECTIVE selected outstanding writers who had made their mark in the 1920s and mingled these with rising writers of the 1930s. Over the years, the magazine would publish work by top names in the mystery field, including Ellery Queen, Stuart Palmer, Sax Rohmer, Arnold Kummer, Hulbert Footner, Vincent Starrett and H. Bedford-Jones. The fiction was polished, often strongly compressed, and good enough for a large amount of it to appear later between book covers. The magazine appeared monthly for almost six years, sixty-nine issues, at ten cents a copy. After three years, the title was changed to THE MYSTERY MAGAZINE ... Covers were tasteful, bright, and uneventful, relying heavily on the faces of self-confident women. Inside was an astonishing amount of material: eight to ten pieces of fiction, four or more crime-fact articles, and up to ten continuing departments (about half of these slanted directly toward women). When the magazine was at its peak in the early 1930s, it offered material carefully calculated to appeal to most tastes and both sexes ... MYSTERY was as meticulously planned as an orchestral score. Its careful variations played upon every shade of reader interest. It was consciously polished, self-consciously feminine. A curious pared sound rang in its fiction, as if the stories had been edited with a chain saw, but the prose flashed with a bright nickel glitter. Slick the magazine may have been, and often over illustrated, but it was also considerably interesting and, for years, excellent." - Cook, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines, pp. -90.
New York, NY: Street & Smith Publications, Inc., 1939. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. "Death Ship" by Maxwell Grant. Includes a Steve Fisher short 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., 1939. Octavo, single issue, cover by Graves Gladney, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. "The Crime Ray" by Maxwell Grant.
New York: Random House, . Octavo, cloth. First U.S. edition. Novel based on the Jason and the Argonauts myths.
Boston: Gregg Press, 1975. Octavo, cloth. Later edition. Text offset from that of the 1827 Elam Bliss edition published under the pseudonym Joseph Atterley. 250 copies printed. New preface by David G. Hartwell. The earliest interplanetary novel by a native American to use mechanical means for space travel. Chiefly a satirical story, reminiscent of GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, in which the hero and a companion travel to the moon in a space vehicle coated with an antigravity metal where they observe several Lunarian societies. According to Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, "Tucker's most significant advancement of science fiction came when he introduced into the text for their own sake discussions of current scientific theories ..." A VOYAGE TO THE MOON can thus be seen as a basic work out of which American science fiction developed in the nineteenth century. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1-4. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, p. 45. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 91. Locke, Voyages in Space 29. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 189. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1112. Joel Nydahl, "Early Fictional Futures: Utopia, 1798-1864," Kenneth M. Roemer (ed.), America as Utopia (1981), p. 291. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 40. Bleiler (1978), p. 12. Reginald 00620.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, . Octavo, nine illustrations by the author, cloth. First U. S. edition. A Judge Dee mystery. Hubin, p. 820. Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime (1989), 3284.
[New York: Dell Publishing Company, Inc., 1973]:. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Dell 1708. Paperback original. Signed by Vance on the title page. The second book in the Durdane series. Hewett and Mallett, The Works of Jack Vance, A42.
New York: Ace Books, Inc., . Small octavo, cover by Jeff Jones, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ace 66901. Paperback original. Signed by Vance on the title page. Planet of Adventure #3. Hewett and Mallett, The Works of Jack Vance, A36.
New York: Ace Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. Later edition, first printing of the Ace edition. Ace 22500. Signed by Vance on the title page. First published in 1971 as The Anome, this is the first Ace Books edition. Hewett and Mallett, The Works of Jack Vance, A40f.
San Francisco, CA, Columbia, PA: Underwood-Miller, . Octavo, pictorial cloth. First hardcover edition. Limited to 1050 copies of which this is one of 500 copies comprising the "Library Edition." The author's preferred text, differing slightly from that of the paperbound 1983 Berkley edition. 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 Works of Jack Vance, A70b.
New York: Ace Publishing Corporation, . Small octavo, cover by Jeff Jones, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ace 66902. Paperback original. Signed by Vance on the title page. Planet of Adventure #4. Hewett and Mallett, The Works of Jack Vance, A38.
San Francisco, CA; Columbia, PA: Underwood/Miller, 1979. Octavo, illustration by Stephen Fabian, cloth. First edition. One of 125 sets of sheets hardbound and signed by Vance. This copy is signed by Vance again with an inscription on the title page. The two stories were also issued as separate booklets. Illustrated by Stephen Fabian. The further adventures of Cugel the Clever, and The Dying Earth.
Novato, California, Lancaster, PA: Underwood-Miller, 1992. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects twelve stories originally published 1951-1962, most first appearing in magazines, some stories have been re-titled. "Dazzling inventiveness, barbed wit, the renowned prose style combining spareness of detail with extraordinary visual richness: that Vance does not top popularity polls and win critical acclaim is the most intractable and perplexing of all science-fiction mysteries." - Kirkus reviews, 15 July, 1992. Hewett and Mallett, The Work of Jack Vance A86.
[San Diego: Corinth Publications:, 1966]. Small octavo, cover art by Robert Bonfils, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Corinth number CR114. Book 14 in the paperback reprint series from the pulp magazines. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 408-416.
[San Diego: Corinth Publications:, 1966]. Small octavo, cover art by Robert Bonfils, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Corinth number CR106. Book 6 in the paperback reprint series from the pulp magazines. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 408-416.
New York: St. Martin's Press, . Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. The author's first mystery novel. Filmed by the BBC as a made for television drama airing in the U.S. on the PBS series Mystery.
New York, NY: Weird Tales, 1950. Octavo, single issue, cover by Matt Fox, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Pulp magazine. Fiction by H. Russell Wakefield, Robert Bloch, Eric Frank Russell and others.
Indianapolis, IN: Popular Fiction Publishing Company, 1934. Octavo, single issue, cover by Margaret Brundage, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. "The Haunter of the Ring" by Robert E. Howard. Also Clark Ashton Smith, Jack Williamson and others. Also includes "Colonel Markesan" by August Derleth and Mark Schorer.
New York, NY: Weird Tales, 1947. Octavo, single issue, cover by Matt Fox, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Fiction by Robert Bloch, Carl Jacobi, Stephen Grendon (August Derleth) and others.
London: William Heinemann, 1895. Small octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-151  + -page publisher's catalogue with first page headed "THE MANXMAN" inserted at rear, original decorated tan buckram, front and spine panels stamped in purple, publisher's monogram stamped in purple on rear panel, top and fore edges untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First British edition, first binding, earliest form of inserted publisher's catalogue. The Holt edition was published before the Heinemann edition and the text (presumably an earlier version of the story) differs significantly from the Heinemann edition (the better text) and from the NEW REVIEW serial. See Bergonzi, "The Publication of The Time Machine, 1894-1895," Clareson, ed., SF: The Other Side of Realism (1971), pp. 204-15. The author's first SF novel. "Many rank it as Wells's best book, certainly its qualities are striking and direct ... All time-travel stories since owe a debt to Wells, none has become so acclaimed." - Bleiler (ed), Science Fiction Writers, p. 26. "THE TIME MACHINE might be considered the first work of modern science-fiction, and it is still the classic statement of an important subgenre ... A remarkable work, and necessary reading." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2325. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-161; (1981) 1-171; (1987) 1-103; (1995) 1-103; and (2004) II-1232. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 800. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 21. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 207. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 227. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1175. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 107. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2287-92. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 62-3. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15085. Currey, p. 525 (binding B, catalogue 1). Hammond B1. Wells 4. Wolff 7107.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1946. Octavo, front cover illustration by Ronald Clyne, cloth. First edition. 3000 copies printed. 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.
N.p. [New York]: Beacon [Universal Publishing and Distribution Corp. 1958]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Beacon #B175. Paperback original. Author's name misspelled Williford on the front cover.
Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Articles by Ray Bradbury, William F. Nolan, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ramsey Campbell, Dean Koontz and others.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition, first printing with F&R monogram on copyright page. "This book is what noir literature is all about, a nerve-shredding suspense classic of the highest quality and a work that once read can never be forgotten." - Pronzini and Muller: 1001 Midnights, pp. 379. Filmed in 1948 starring Edward G. Robinson, directed by John Farrow and scripted by Barre Lyndon and Jonathan Latimer.