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New York, Toronto: Rinehart & Company, Inc., . Octavo, boards. First edition. Crime novel featuring Timothy Dane private eye. The Dane character is a romantic, ..."is a shamus like no other in fiction: young, naive, tender with women, inept at machismo, incapable of escaping tight spots singlehandedly, resorting to violence rarely. There is about Dane a sweetness, a delicate simplicity as incongruous as it is memorable." - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 22-23. Hubin, p. 28.
[New York]: A Berkley Diamond Book Published By The Berkley Publishing Corporation. . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. Later edition. Berkley Diamond #D2037. First published as a paperback original by Lion.
[London]: Metheun, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects four novellas: "Slow Journey, Swift Writing," "The Little Old Woman and Her Two Big Books," "Uses of Iron," and "'Like the Dream of a Gun ...'"
London: Associated Newspapers Ltd., n.d., . Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-ix [x] 11-320, twelve full-page illustrations by Norman Keene, original pictorial black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green. First edition. Partially original anthology collecting twenty crime and supernatural stories by Thomas Burke, John Gawsworth, Edgar Jepson, M. P. Shiel. L. A. G. Strong, E. H. Visiak, and others. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1599. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 392. Bleiler (1978), p. 8. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992).
London: Strothers Bookshop's Ltd, n.d., . Octavo, pp. [1-2: front covers]  4-49  [51-52: rear cover] pictorial wrappers. First edition. The second of three paperbacks published in 1944 featuring Lucian Carolus, Professor of Archaeology and scholar of the supernatural, an occult investigator in the vein of Hodgson’s Thomas Carnacki. In this book Carolus investigates a case of demonic possession at an isolated English estate. Highlights include a mysterious manservant with mesmeric powers and a battle with possessed mouse. Good pulp fun of the period. THERE WERE NO ASPER LADIES, the first Carolus adventure involves a case of vampirism and the final Carolus title, UNCANNY ADVENTURES, is a collection of 5 short stories which include werewolves and devil worshippers. Day, The Checklist of Fantastic Literature in Paperbound Books, p. 3. Reginald 00531. Hubin (1994), p. 32. Not in Bleiler.
London: The Mitre Press, n.d., . Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-126 [127-128: ads], pictorial wrappers. First edition. "The first of the Lucian Carolus occult detective stories, a full-length novel of vampirism." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 23. Bleiler (1978), p.11. Reginald 00532. Hubin (1994), p. 32.
New York: Ace Books, Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First U.S. edition. Ace double #D-71. First U.S. edition of the Gordon Ashe novel, published in the U.K. as The Long Search. The Scherf novel was published in hardcover as Dead: Senate Office Building, this is the first paperback.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1979. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Anthology of mystery/science fiction tales.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1968. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects 13 science fiction mystery stories.
New York: The Mysterious Press, 1978. Small octavo, illustrated by Gahan Wilson, cloth. First edition. One of 250 numbered copies signed by the author and the artist. Sixty limericks, one for each of the sixty tales of the Sherlockian canon.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1984. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Signed inscription by Asimov to a mystery publisher and bookseller. Review slip and publishers promo flyer laid in. The fourth collection of Black Widower stories.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1986. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Collects thirty-one mystery stories the author considers his best, including seven tales not previously collected.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954. Octavo, jacket illustration by Ruth Ray, boards. First edition. The first of the Robot novels. "A richly characterized, thoughtfully told story; justifiably a favorite among Asimov's readers." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-10. Hubin, p. 34. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 245.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954. Octavo, boards. First edition. Asimov's human detective and his robot partner solve a murder on a overpopulated future Earth where its human inhabitants live in underground hives, "a hectic, tenuously self-sustaining underworld machine of housing cells, factories, tunnels, and life-support mechanisms so intricate and interdependent that any impediment of its delicate rhythm would send the whole apparatus into fatal shock" (Berger, p. 31). The bureaucratized humans, afraid of the open air and too timid to go to the stars to solve their overpopulation problem, will perish, doomed by the strain on their complex life support systems. Asimov's first robot novel. "A richly characterized, thoughtfully told story; justifiably a favorite among Asimov's readers." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-42. "Asimov's tour de force ..." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 318-21. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 245.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1976. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Mystery.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1957. Octavo, jacket illustration by Ruth Ray, cloth. First edition. The second novel featuring detective Elijah Bailey and his robot partner R. Daneel Olivaw by "the writer who virtually invented the science fiction mystery. In his novels THE CAVES OF STEEL (1954) and THE NAKED SUN (1957) and in the stories collected as ASIMOV'S MYSTERIES (1968), he masterfully bridged the gap between the two genres and proved that genuine detective fiction could be set in the future as well as in the present or past." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, p. 29. The human/robot detective team solve another murder, this one committed on Solaris, an Outer World with a robot-run economy, where the twenty thousand Solarians, thinly spread out over the surface of the planet, live in near total isolation from each other, and the presence or touch of another Solarian produces incapacitating physical repugnance. Bailey, from an underground Earth city, must overcome his fear of open spaces to solve the crime. "In its setting, it's a sort of inversion of THE CAVES OF STEEL, and it's equally cleverly plotted." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. . Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-42. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1476-9.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1990. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. The fifth collection of Black Widower tales which is a 'best of' from the previous volumes and two new stories previously uncollected.
Garden City, NY: Published For The Crime Club By Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974. Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed inscription by Asimov to a mystery publisher and bookseller. The first collection of "Black Widowers" stories, a fictional club of mystery solvers. Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, pp. 29-30.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1983. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Signed presentation inscription by Asimov on the title page to a mystery publisher and bookseller. Review slip laid in. Story collection.
New York: Walker and Company, . Octavo, boards. First hardcover edition. First publication in hardcover of the author's first "straight" mystery novel, issued in paperback in 1958 as The Death Dealers.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-334 [335-336: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original pictorial orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, fore-edge untrimmed. First U. S. edition. Original anthology with fourteen noir mystery stories by J. M. Barrie, L. P. Hartley, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, Barry Pain, Hugh Walpole, Arthur Machen, Edgar Wallace, W. B. Maxwell, Oliver Onions, D. H. Lawrence, Shane Leslie, Elizabeth Bowen, W. Somerset Maugham, and Cynthia Asquith. Second collection assembled by one of the weird fiction genre's most important early anthologists. "Asquith had a remarkable talent for getting first-rate material from both mainstream and genre writers; all her anthologies ... are essential reading for ghost story enthusiasts." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 14. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 23. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-6. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 56. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 41. Bleiler (1978), p. 11. Reginald 00592.