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[Burton, MI]: Subterranean Press, 2009. Large octavo, illustrations by Jim and Ruth Keegan, cloth. First edition. One of 750 numbered copies signed by artists Jim and Ruth Keegan. Collects twenty-eight stories and includes an essay on Robert E. Howard, a brief biography and notes on the original texts.
[Burton, MI]: Subterranean Press, 2008. Large octavo, illustrations by Justin Sweet, cloth. First edition. One of 1500 numbered copies signed by artist Justin Sweet. Collection of Kull stories as well as a section of miscellanea including fragments and drafts, a section of notes on texts and a gallery of color illustrations by Sweet.
Chapel Hill: Carcosa, 1975. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Subscriber's copy with illustrated sheet signed by Hoffman and artist George Evans affixed to front free endpaper. Stories from Weird Tales, the weird menace pulps and exotic adventure stories. See Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 3-159.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Carcosa, 1981. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Subscriber's copy with illustrated sheet signed by Wellman and artist George Evans affixed to front free endpaper. Collects twenty occult detective stories featuring Judge Pursuivant or John Thunstone, one featuring Professor Enderby, most first published in WEIRD TALES between 1938 and 1951. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-207.
Framingham, MA: The NESFA Press, 2001. Octavo, cloth. First edition. This copy signed by Tenn on the title page as "P Klass / W Tenn." Collects thirty-three stories. Introduction by Connie Wills and afterword by William Tenn. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1122.
West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, 1973. Octavo, illustrations by Roy Krenkel, cloth. First edition. Adventure/fantasy stories set in the Far East, first published in the pulp magazines The Magic Carpet Magazine and Oriental Stories.
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, . Octavo, jacket illustration by Lee Manso, two-part cloth. First edition. One of the largest, most extensive anthologies of horror and supernatural fiction published in the 1940s. Collects seventy-two stories and poems by John Buchan, Algernon Blackwood, John Collier, H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Oliver Onions, E. F. Benson and many others, with informative and often quite extensive headnotes by Karloff. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 932. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 49. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-276. Bleiler (1978), p. 111. Reginald 08067.
New York: The Vanguard Press, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects twenty stories by S. Fowler Wright, Isaac Asimov, Fritz Leiber, Eric Frank Russell, Karel Capek, Theodore Sturgeon, Hal Clement, Walter M. Miller, Jr., and others. Includes "Dead End" by Wallace MacFarlane, a "perfect eutopia dystopia." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 243.
NY: Merlin Press, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects twenty-five stories, each specially introduced by its author, by Isaac Asimov, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Fredric Brown, John W. Campbell, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, Clark Ashton Smith, Theodore Sturgeon, Manly Wade Wellman, Jack Williamson and others. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-448.
New York: Merlin Press, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects ten short novels; "Enchantress of Venus," a Eric John Stark story by Leigh Brackett, "The Girl in the Golden Atom," by Ray Cummings, "By His Bootstraps," by Robert A. Heinlein (a time paradox story), "Gateway to Darkness," (part of ROGUE IN SPACE) by Fredric Brown, "Sword of Tomorrow," by Henry Kuttner, "The Sun Maker," by Jack Williamson, "Rogue Ship," by A.E. Van Vogt (this is part of the fix up novel, ROGUE SHIP, published in 1965), "Forgotten World," by Edmond Hamilton, "Things Past By," by Murray Leinster and "Island in the Sky," by Manly Wade Wellman (this precedes the Avalon Books edition).
New York: Frederick Fell, Inc., Publishers, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects thirteen stories by Robert Bloch, L. Sprague de Camp, Walter M Miller, Jr., (magazine version of A Canticle for Leibowitz), Cordwainer Smith, and others. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-206.
New York: Frederick Fell, Inc., Publishers, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed inscription by Dikty on the title page to Bob Weinberg. Collects eighteen stories and two novels by Chad Oliver, Ward Moore, Walter M. Miller, Jr., Andre Norton, Frank Herbert and others. Includes Clifford D. Simak's sentient robot story, "How-2, " not reprinted in a Simak collection until 2004. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-206.
Philadelphia: The Prime Press, . Small octavo, Later edition. Reprint of an early American utopian novel, first printed as a serial in the Deist weekly newspaper, THE TEMPLE OF REASON, May through July 1802. First published as a book in 1837 and today one of the rarest early American novels in original format. See Wright (I) 920a. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 160-1. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 320. Joel Nydahl, "Early Fictional Futures: Utopia, 1798-1864," Kenneth M. Roemer (ed.), America as Utopia (1981), p. 290. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 34. Bleiler (1978), p. 6. Reginald 04910. Wright (I) 920a.
Philadelphia: The Prime Press, . Octavo, cloth. Later edition. Signed by both Pratt and DeCamp on the front free end paper. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-106. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 489.
Philadelphia: Prime Press, . Octavo, cloth. Later edition. Signed by De Camp on the front free end paper. The author's first book of fiction. An early classic of modern SF in which the protagonist is thrown back in time to the end of the Roman Empire and makes an unsuccessful attempt to use his modern scientific knowledge to prevent the Dark Ages. "Neat anthropological interpretation of history." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-135. "... de Camp's finest book." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-304 Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1198-1203. In 333.
Philadelphia: Prime Press, 1949. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-198. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 937. In 333.
Philadelphia: Published by Prime Press, . Octavo, illustrations by Hannes Bok, cloth. First edition. A once highly regarded parallel worlds story first published as a serial in ARGOSY in 1921. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-37. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 752. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 991. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 168. Reginald 05493.
Philadelphia: Prime Press, 1949. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed inscription by Bond on the front free end paper. Time travel adventure novel. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-50.
Philadelphia: Prime Press, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition, first issue with hand-lettered title page dated 1948. Signed by the Del Rey on the front free end paper. The author's first science fiction book collecting twelve stories which includes the "Nerves" and "Helen O'Loy." Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-138. See Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-306. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 512.
Philadelphia: Prime Press, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. First binding of red cloth with spine panel lettered in gold. Post-catastrophe novel, first published as a serial in ARGOSY WEEKLY, 24 January-21 February 1920. "A ruined Earth tale, set in a devastated New York a thousand years after a comet has destroyed civilization; almost betrayed by the passions of love, but enabled in the end by the inventions of a dwarf scientist, the underclass topples the tyrants, and a new torch shines in the grasp of the Statue of Liberty." - John Clute, SFE (online).
[Philadelphia]: Prime Press, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Inscribed and signed by Sturgeon to Darrell Richardson on the verso of the front free end paper. Sturgeon's first book, preceded by a promotional pamphlet containing a single story from this book. A collection of thirteen stories with introduction by Ray Bradbury. Sturgeon is "one of modern SF's prime originator's of non-technologically oriented SF of superior literary merit. Outstanding stories include 'Bianca's Hands,' a tale of horror and love in which a young man becomes obsessed with the beautiful hands of an ugly imbecilic girl, and 'Microcosmic God,' in which a scientist creates a race of tiny, time-accelerated beings whom he tortures into developing fantastic inventions. Also noteworthy are 'Ether Breather,' the author's first published story, 'It,' and 'Shottle Bop.'" - Joe De Bolt and John Pfeiffer, "Outstanding SF Books, 1927-1979." Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1102. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 4-148. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-192. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1558.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, n.d., . Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii-ix [x] 1-354 [355-356: ads], four inserted plates with film stills, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained black. Later edition. Photoplay edition with four stills from the 1931 Universal Pictures film of DRACULA directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, . Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [1-2] 3-451 [452-458: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks], original yellow-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge not stained, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough-trimmed. First edition. The author's second SF novel. Discovery of a process to extract gold from sea water and its consequences. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2151. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 745. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 211. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 191. Reginald 13968.
New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1919. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-viii [ix-x] 1-433 [434: blank] [435-438: ads] [439-440: blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by Joseph Clement Coll, original maroon cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition, first printing. Merritt's first book. Fix-up novel fusing classic novelette, "The Moon Pool" (All-Story Weekly, 22 July 1918) and its inferior sequel "The Conquest of the Moon Pool" (All-Story Weekly, 15 February-22 March 1919). "Fine imagination, fast motion, ridiculous characterizations, pretentious style, but still one of the historically important works of early American pulp science-fiction and fantasy." – Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1156. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-69; (1987) 2-77; (1995) 2-87; and (2004) II-762. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-245. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1481. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 557. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 155. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 745. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1060-64. Survey of Science Fiction Literature, III, pp. 1449-52. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10066.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed inscription by Anderson on the title page. Sword and sorcery adventure novel set in a magical parallel world of faery where a battle for world domination is being waged by the forces of law and the forces of chaos. Barron (ed): Fantasy Literature 3-3 and 4A-6. Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction #18. Cawthorn and Moorcock: Fantasy: The 100 Best Books #73. Pringle: Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels #25.