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GENERAL FICTION & POETRY

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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JONATHAN E. HOAG:
1 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) JONATHAN HOAG. THE POETICAL WORKS OF JONATHAN E. HOAG: "Hoag attains a felicity amounting to sheer genius! - H.P. Lovecraft. LOVECRAFT'S 1ST APPEARANCE IN HARDCOVER! SOLD!
New York, 1923. 
"(Hoag's) image-drawing occasionally attains a felicity amounting to sheer genius . . ." - H.P. Lovecraft. It's a little difficult at first, to see how Lovecraft could've possibly gotten himself involved in this vanity publication never mind taken this pablum seriously; especially as he took no payment! But Lovecraft seizes the opportunity to use the introduction as his pulpit to "Trump" [sorry, I just had to do it!] the "moderns" and Trump-et his own brand of Conservatism that is clearly echoed in Hoag's poetry - "Penned in this age of chaos and change, fever and flourish, the present collection of poems is probably unique in its defiance of time and whim" - I would only add, "one hopes so!" And Lovecraft continues - "(Hoag's) was an idyllic kind of rural life which has today largely vanished through the incursion of the railway, telephone, and postal system . . . there was a certain beauty and freshness from . . . the cycle of fundamental acts and processes - ploughing, spinning, sowing, cultivating, reaping, storing; stock-raising, shearing weaving, sewing, baking, candle-making all the simple, homely little deeds which modernity has banished from most individual lives through co-operative effort." [Just sounde like bloody hard work to me - something I couldn't ever see Lovecraft himself doing!] And HPL continues ad nauseam - "["Hoag} learned from the very first that essential continuity of life & thought which our moderns learn too late or not at all; and never swerved from conservatism and sanity as he grew to the six feet of sturdy Hoag, Wing, Allen and Gifford brawn which he has today." Well this five-page diatribe is rather amusing now in looking backward! It IS a notable book in that it is Lovecraft's first appearance between hardcovers and six of HPL's poems honoring Hoag are included. Not an uncommon book but this copy is in excellent condition with the stamping - especially the spine - still quite readable. Issued w/o d.j. SOLD! 
Price: 350.00 USD
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THIS ATTIC WHERE THE MEADOW GREENS, BRADBURY, RAY
2 BRADBURY, RAY THIS ATTIC WHERE THE MEADOW GREENS
Northridge, California Lord John Press 1979 First Edition 
The 2nd Bradbury title from the Lord John press. Ten "Bradburyesque" memories of Wisconsin put into poetic format by the noted author. Like his fiction, Ray's poetry had a particularly unique and personal style. Read 'em, then you'll get what I mean by "Bradburyesque." I have a few copies at a reduced priced. Limited to 300 signed numbered copies; Fine, issued w/o d.j. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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THE LAST CIRCUS & THE ELECTROCUTION., BRADBURY, Ray.
3 BRADBURY, Ray. THE LAST CIRCUS & THE ELECTROCUTION.
Northridge, Calif.: Lord John Press, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Fine d.j. Jacket 
Two early tales by the author, unearthed from his files by two of his dear friends and long-time collectors, Donn Albright & Bruce Francis. There is also an afterword discussing his favorite themes, by the author, entitled, UNDER THE MUSHROOM TENT. This is the trade edition and although not called for the book is SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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VENDETTA FOR THE SAINT: SIGNED by the Ghost writer, HARRY HARRISON!, CHARTERIS, Leslie.  (HARRISON, HARRY)
4 CHARTERIS, Leslie. (HARRISON, HARRY) VENDETTA FOR THE SAINT: SIGNED by the Ghost writer, HARRY HARRISON!
London Hodder & Stoughton 1965 [First edition] 
Continuing the saga of SIMON TEMPLAR—THE SAINT, begun in the late 1930's. In actuality written by American SF writer, HARRY HARRISON and SIGNED by him on the title-page. A nice tight Fine copy, barely read; a few little snags and slight aging to d.j. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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GEMINI - MANUSCRIPT EDITION - 1 OF 15 COPIES W/ORIGINAL POETRY LEAF, SIGNED!, COLLIER, John.
5 COLLIER, John. GEMINI - MANUSCRIPT EDITION - 1 OF 15 COPIES W/ORIGINAL POETRY LEAF, SIGNED!
London, The Ulysses Press, Ltd. 1931. [First edition] 
A very early work by an author we most associate as being one of the premier short story writers of the 20th century. Collier wanted to be a poet and certainly received praise and notice from the likes of Edith Sitwell, whose review of the book was reproduced in the accompanying advertisement. The book was issued in two editions: a regular limited edition of 170 signed, numbered copies, and THIS deluxe edition of ONLY 15 vellum-spined copies, SIGNED & NUMBERED WITH AN ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LEAF from the book! The book consists of the following poems: Address to the Worms, Three Men in One Room, Oh Soul be Changed into Little Water Drops, Sunday Morning, Excuse in Autumn, Brookside Reverie, and, Of Consolation through Murder. There is also a partial remnant of the original onion-skin dust-wrapper present. Includes advertising leaf. Heavy wear along top of boards but a RARE item. And you'll not be seeing me use that term very often! 
Price: 695.00 USD
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ARKHAM HOUSE: AUGUST DERLETH—SOMEONE IN THE DARK. Arkham's 2nd published book!  The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection, DERLETH, August.
6 DERLETH, August. ARKHAM HOUSE: AUGUST DERLETH—SOMEONE IN THE DARK. Arkham's 2nd published book! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection
Sauk City, Arkham House 1941 [First Edition] 
A collection of sixteen ghost stories, or near ghost stories, which Derleth considered "stories that could be read twice." The book is divided into three sections: NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD—containing nine stories; A HOUSE WITH SOMEBODY IN IT—containing five stories, and VISITORS FROM DOWN UNDER—with two stories. I'm sure this was a stopgap book, published—or perhaps "donated" —to help put some cash into Arkham House's coffers until THE OUTSIDER—which was still in print—could retrieve its printing costs! Only [1115 copies printed] this is one of the scarcer AH titles, especially in this exemplary condition! A fine + copy in a fine - d.j. a crease in the spine of d.j., with some rubbed letters at spine. Lovely tight, white-paper copy of a tender book! Arkham House was searching for its format as this book only measures 5" x 7" and is bound in thinner boards than the standard AH book which began with Clark Ashton Smith's—OUT OF SPACE & TIME, which measuredc 5-1/2 x 8. #RMJ59. 
Price: 700.00 USD
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DREAMER, DUNNING, John.
7 DUNNING, John. DREAMER
Huntington Beach, Calif. James Cahill, Publishing, 1995. First Edition. 
A nifty little tale from the dicey-Dunning of blackmail gone very bad! One of 100 SIGNED, NUMBERED & SLIPCASED copies. Issued w/o d.j. A small book of 54 pages measuring 4-1/4 x 6-1/2 
Price: 120.00 USD
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HORNBLOWER AND THE HOTSPUR, FORESTER, C.S.
8 FORESTER, C.S. HORNBLOWER AND THE HOTSPUR
London Michael Joseph 1962 [First Edition] 
The last completed Hornblower novel but fills in earlier chronological gaps in the noted character's career. Spine gilt bright; no bumped corners - unusual for these light boards - dusting at page edges; Condition commensurate with age and the British climate. V.g.-., in good+ d.j. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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HORNBLOWER IN THE WEST INDIES, FORESTER, C.S.
9 FORESTER, C.S. HORNBLOWER IN THE WEST INDIES
London Michael Joseph 1958 ]First British Edition] 
5 tales, chronologically the last adventures of Hornblower; Hornblower spoils plot to return Napoleon to France; Hornblower vs slavers; Hornblower vs Pirates; Hornblower vs Spainish & Dutch intrigues; and Hornblower faces a hurricaine and retirement—"for the first time Forester writes an endearing love story." Spine gilt bright; no bumped corners - unusual for these light boards - age discoloration at page edges; 2-1/4" closed tear on d.j., front panel. Condition commensurate with age and the British climate. V.g.-., in good+ d.j. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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THE FOURTH PROTOCOL, FORSYTH, Frederick.
10 FORSYTH, Frederick. THE FOURTH PROTOCOL
San Francisco, Columbia, PA Brandywine Books 1984 First limited edition 
SIGNED & SLIPCASED edition limited to 600. A very handsome and well made book! When you see the crap that current mainstream publishers are producing you appreciate the time, taste and need for small publishers and limited editions! Great Ned Dameron cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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WAR YEAR., HALDEMAN, Joe W.
11 HALDEMAN, Joe W. WAR YEAR.
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1972. 0030885965 / 9780030885969 First Edition. Cloth. Very good. Signed
The author's first book, his mainstream novel of his experiences in Vietnam. A short novel and a very good read; the basis for his later SF book, The Forever War. Boldly SIGNED by the author in fountain-pen on the title-page. Book is very slightly tweaked; the d.j., is toned at spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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ROBERT E. HOWARD - VERSES IN EBONY. ONLY 250 COPIES!, HOWARD, Robert E.
12 HOWARD, Robert E. ROBERT E. HOWARD - VERSES IN EBONY. ONLY 250 COPIES!
California, George Hamilton & Dale Brown, 1975. First Edition. 
A slim but tidily done booklet of thirteen previously unpublished poems (okay, so there was another published previously but a shorter version) by Robert E. Howard. This being the first booklet in a series that George Hamilton published after the cessation of his pro-fanzine, CROSS PLAINS. [250 copies only]. Cover/frontispiece by Jack Kirwan. Very nice fine fresh copy! 
Price: 100.00 USD
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SHIRLEY JACKSON:THE SUNDIAL—First Edition!, JACKSON, Shirley.
13 JACKSON, Shirley. SHIRLEY JACKSON:THE SUNDIAL—First Edition!
New York. Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1958 First Edition 
Waiting for the end of the world a select grouping believes that they will be the only survivors. Where have we heard this before? But not told nearly as well as Shirley Jackson! Near fine copy of a cheaply made book; one 3/4" closed tear in jacket, one 1/2" closed tear and a 1" crease. V.g., jacket. #29JS 
Price: 95.00 USD
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THE BIRD'S NEST., JACKSON, Shirley.
14 JACKSON, Shirley. THE BIRD'S NEST.
New York. Farrar, Straus & Young, 1954 First Edition 
Novel of a woman dealing with multiple personalities. Previous owner's signature dated 1956; one tip worn thru. A v.g., tight copy. #35JS 
Price: 50.00 USD
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IN THE RED ZONE—SIGNED BY AUTHOR!, LE GUIN, URSULA.
15 LE GUIN, URSULA. IN THE RED ZONE—SIGNED BY AUTHOR!
Northridge, California Lord John Press 1983 First Edition 
Very handsome edition issued in 1/4 leather, one of only 50 signed, numbered copies. Fifteen pages of new poetry and a long prose piece on the eruption of Mt. St. Helens by the mult- award winning author. Signed by both author and artist, Henk Pander. Issued w/o d.j. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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SONNETS TO JONQUIL & ALL., LEIBER, FRITZ.
16 LEIBER, FRITZ. SONNETS TO JONQUIL & ALL.
Glendale, Calif.: Roy A. Squires, 1978. First Edition. Handsewn into heavy paper wraps. As new. As new. Jacket 
Fritz Leiber needs little introduction to Science-Fiction & Fantasy aficionados and his characters - Fafhrd & The Gray Mouser are as memorable as "Conan" or Frodo. This handsome publication honors both Leiber's poetry and his wife, Jonquil Stephens a fine poet in her own right. The collection includes six poems by Jonquil and ten poems by Fritz - two of Fafhrd & the Mouser. SIGNED by the author. Also added is a two-page biography of Jonquil by Fritz. Printed from handset types and handsewn. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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17 LONG, FRANK BELKNAP. THE MARRIAGE OF SIR JOHN DE MANDEVILLE.
Glendale, Calif.: Roy A. Squires, 1976. Limited Edition. Handsewn into stiff paper covers. As new. 
Frank Belknap Long needs little introduction to weird-fiction aficionados and this salute to him was done by Squires celebrating the 50th anniversary of this excellent poem's first appearance in the - "A Man from Genoa," printed by W. Paul Cook. Only 225 copies - the bulk of the edition was SIGNED by the author with either a printed or cursive signature. Letterpress printed from handset types. A most handsome presentation! As new copy 
Price: 50.00 USD
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EVENING SONG: BY THE AUTHOR OF PORTRAIT OF JENNIE. 250 COPIES  - SIGNED!, NATHAN, Robert.
18 NATHAN, Robert. EVENING SONG: BY THE AUTHOR OF PORTRAIT OF JENNIE. 250 COPIES - SIGNED!
Santa Barbara, Capra Press, 1973 First Edition. 
Seventeen pages of poetry celebrating Love and the passage of Time; beautifully writ. A sensitive and warm two-page introduction to Nathan and his work by Peter S. Beagle - "I owe him more as a writer, than to anyone else . . . he understands Time in a way unequalled by any other writer of my acquaintance . . . he moves in Time like a dolphin through the sea." In LOVE he sees even more. A delicate little handbound - hardbacked book of only 250 NUMBERED COPIES, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Slight rubbing to paper over boards, else fine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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GEORGE ORWELL: ANIMAL FARM: A Fairy Story. First Edition!, ORWELL, George
19 ORWELL, George GEORGE ORWELL: ANIMAL FARM: A Fairy Story. First Edition!
London Secker and Warburg 1945 First published May 1945 
The 2nd most famous book by this noted dystopian chronicler. A sliver of a book, only 92 pages in length perfectly suited to the British paper starved War effort. A 20th Century classic. Contemporary previous owner's inscription suitably reads: " For January 29th. To my darling father—a story that might bridge our political differences!" penned in fountain ink. A very good copy, lightly rubbed at heel; d.j., is good + with some color rubbed from spine and some lettering as well. #3JS 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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GEORGE ORWELL: NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR. First Edition!  ANIMAL FARM First Edition Also available!, ORWELL, George
20 ORWELL, George GEORGE ORWELL: NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR. First Edition! ANIMAL FARM First Edition Also available!
London Secker and Warburg 1949 First published May 1945 
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen" —A great opening line to the most famous book by this noted dystopian chronicler. Universally acclaimed as one of the top 100 novels of the 20th Century, 1984 —with the overseeing technology and political "Rightness"—seems even more relevant today than when first written. A notable copy in its own right, this is from the library of the last Duc de Richelieu—1875-1952, which is stamped on the half-title and de Richelieu himself had SIGNED the book on the flyleaf with the date, 1949—the date of publication. A Good + to near V.g.- copy; slightly tweaked, with some fading and a few light stains to the cloth; the d.j., is good -" with some short tears, fading at the spine and some chipping. #2JS 
Price: 1750.00 USD
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