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New York: Simon & Schuster, . First edition. Collects twenty-four stories by Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Brian Aldiss, Fritz Leiber and others as well as two novels, Bester's The Demolished Man and Sturgeon's More Than Human. "The short fiction, largely drawn from the three American SF magazines is of high quality..." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-444.
New York: Popular Library, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Popular Library SP352. Collection of eleven stories, mostly from pulp magazines. Ray Bradbury, Theodore Sturgeon, John D. MacDonald, C.M. Kornbluth and others.
Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications, Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Gold Medal dl428. Collection of four short novels by Robert A. Heinlein, R.M. McKenna, Avram Davidson and C.L. Moore.
Garden City: Hanover House, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects seventeen stories by Poe, Wells, Doyle, Verne, Stapledon, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sydney Fowler Wright, Capek, E. M. Forster, Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie, H. P. Lovecraft and others, as well as the script for the Orson Welles radio play, "The Invasion From Mars." An excellent introduction to classic pre-1940 SF.
[London]: Eyre Methuen, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Lamb on the title page. The scarce hardbound issue, a bind-up in boards of paperback sheets, produced for the British library market. Collects twelve stories by Frederick Cowles, Barry Pain, Lafcadio Hearn, Bernard Capes, E. F. Benson, William Hope Hodgson, and others.
Penyffordd, Chester: Ash-Tree Press, 1996. Octavo, wrappers. First edition. Limited to 350 copies. Original wraps. Collection of stories culled from anthologies edited by Hugh Lamb. Introduction by Mike Ashley, some new comments on the stories by Lamb.
Arlington Heights: Dark Harvest, 1989. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The signed and limited issue, one of the publishers copies, labeled P/C on the limitation page.
New York, London: W. W. Norton & Company, . Octavo, First edition. Collects sixty-seven stories spanning a thirty year period representing most if not all the major figures active at this time. Includes a twenty-seven page introduction by Le Guin and brief notes on the authors. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1373 & 14-24.
New York: Ace Books, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Trade paperback format. Original anthology of eighteen stories. Author's include John Crowley, Avram Davidson and Grania Davis, Michael Bishop, Vonda McIntyre, Ed Bryant, James Tiptree, Jr. and others.
New York: Baronet Publishing Company, . Octavo, cover illustration by Alex Schomburg, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Trade paperback format. Collects seven stories, authors include Fred Brown, Kris Neville, Lewis Padgett, John Pierce, H. Beam Piper, Clifford Simak and Theodore Sturgeon. All first published in the 1940s.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1921. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix-xix [xx] 1-332, original decorated light reddish brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, running Borzoi stamped in black on rear panel, all edges trimmed. First edition, variant (probably later) binding. H. P. Lovecraft's copy with his signature at the top edge of the front free endpaper. The book was given to HPL by Samuel Loveman who has written on the endpaper: "For Howard / as a token of his Friend's esteem. S.L." Collects twenty stories by Niccolo Machiavelli, Washington Irving, Wilhelm Hauff, Nikolai Gogol, William Makepeace Thackeray, Charles Baudelaire, and others. An important early collection of Devil stories, including a number of obscure European tales. Joshi and Michard, Lovecraft's Library: A Catalogue 702. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1419. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-48. Bleiler (1978), p. 171. Reginald 12535.
Norfolk, VA: Crippen & Landru Publishers, 2006. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 300 numbered copies. Collection of stories by members of the Detection Club in honor of H.R.F. Keating. Authors include Robert Barnard, Liza Cody, Len Deighton, Colin Dexter, Reginald Hill, P.D. James and others. The separate pamphlet by Keating which accompanied this volume is missing.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, . Octavo, original black cloth stamped in light green. First edition. 595-page collection of twenty-three major cases solved by Sherlock Holmes, Uncle Abner, Dr. Thorndyke, Father Brown, Hercule Poirot, Lord Peter Wimsey and others, with biographies of the detectives, introduction and bibliography by Macgowan. "The choice of authors, detectives, and stories is praiseworthy, and well argued by the editor in his opening remarks." - Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime (1974) 2642.
New York, London: Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Introduction by Christopher Morley. Fiction by well known writers.
New York: Dell, 1964. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Paperback original. First annual edition of the best from Mike Shayne's mystery magazine. Includes stories by Hal Ellson and Dennis Lynds.
Greenwich, CT. Crest Book Fawcett Publications, Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First printing of this edition. Fawcett Crest Book S282. Three short novels, "Mother Earth" by Isaac Asimov, "Double Meaning" by Damon Knight, and "Son of Two Worlds" by Edmond Hamilton.
Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications, Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Gold Medal Giant s726. Collects three novelettes. Ray Bradbury & Leigh Brackett, "Lorelei of the Red Mist", Theodore Sturgeon, "The Golden Helix" and Robert A. Heinlein "Destination Moon." First book publication for all three stories.
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: Merlin Press, Inc., . Octavo, dust jacket by Virgil Finaly, cloth. First edition. Collects eighteen stories first published in WONDER STORIES between 1929 and 1937 by Edmond Hamilton, David H. Keller, Clark Ashton Smith, Stanley G. Weinbaum, and others. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-78.
New York: Dial, 1985. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. Anthology including stories by Lucius Shepard, Connie Willis, and others.
New York: Davis Publications, Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition, paperback format. Science Ficton Anthology No. 8, Fall/Winter 1983. Digest sized magazine format. Collects twenty-two science fiction stories by women writers. Authors include: Ursula K. Le Guin, Pamela Sargent, Connie Willis, Joan Vinge, Pat Cadigan and others.
London: Macdonald, 1980. Octavo, boards. First British edition. Original anthology collecting short novel, "The Mist," by Stephen King (Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1040-43) and twenty-two short stories by Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Robert Aickman, Gene Wolfe, Joyce Carol Oates, Edward Gorey, Theodore Sturgeon, and others. "A landmark volume..." - Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 4-346. Winner of the 1981 World Fantasy award for best anthology.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1976. Octavo, boards. First edition. Winner of 1977 World Fantasy award for best anthology. Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 4-349.
New York: St. Martin's, 1976. Octavo, boards. First edition. Winner of 1977 World Fantasy award for best anthology. Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 4-349.
New York: St. Martin's, 1976. Octavo, boards. First edition. Winner of 1977 World Fantasy award for best anthology. Original anthology collecting fourteen stories by Robert Aickman, Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, Davis Grubb, Joe Haldeman and others. Contributor William F. Nolan has signed this copy at the head of his story. Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 4-349.