Item #26893 DR. CYCLOPS. Will Garth, house pseudonym.


New York: Phoenix Press, Publishers, [1940]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-255 [256: blank], original red cloth, front and spine stamped in black. First edition. Novelization of the 1940 film starring Albert Dekker as the ruthless and sadistic mad scientist in the Peruvian jungle who uses radioactivity to miniaturize living things, including a group of human beings who are reduced to one fifth of their natural size. "Not only is Dr. Cyclops a literate horror/sci-fi film with good animation and special effects; it is also filmed in Technicolor, something unheard of for such a low-budget film at that time." - Parish & Pitts, The Great Science Fiction Pictures, pp. 104-105. The novel, often attributed to, but not by, Henry Kuttner, was perhaps written by Alexander Samalman. Kuttner did write a shorter magazine version from the film script which was published in THRILLING WONDER STORIES, June 1940. Tanning and offsetting to edges of end papers and paste downs, some abrasions to rear end paper from the jacket being having originally been glued down, a very good copy with clean contents in a fair jacket, the jacket has been backed with brown paper, the jacket is laminated and the lower third of the front panel is advert for "Joe's Bookshop & Library" and the entire rear panel is advert also, red tape trims the upper and lower edges of the jacket. It is quite a shame as it appears the original jacket was in quite decent shape. A facsimile jacket is also included. (26893). Item #26893

Price: $100.00