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TEVIS CLYDE SMITH — Early friend of REH!: T.L.s. TO GEORGE HAMILTON, editor  of CROSS PLAINS!, (HOWARD, Robert E.) TEVIS CLYDE SMITH
1 (HOWARD, Robert E.) TEVIS CLYDE SMITH TEVIS CLYDE SMITH — Early friend of REH!: T.L.s. TO GEORGE HAMILTON, editor of CROSS PLAINS!
Brownwood, Texas 1975 
One-page letter of just over 300 words from Robert E. Howard friend, Tevis Clyde Smith, to the editor of the terrific but short-lived semi-pro zine, CROSS PLAINS, published by George Hamilton. Smith congratulates Hamilton on his publication of SHADOW OF THE HUN, asks if back issues are available and announces one of his own upcoming publications. "Thank you for the nice things you've done for me and best wishes for SHADOW of the HUN and your books to follow." Signed, "Tevis." 
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FRANK TORBETT:  (3)TLs., & POSTCARD Dated, 1943, RE: ROBERT E. HOWARD.  SIGNED!, (HOWARD, Robert E.) TORBETT, Frank
2 (HOWARD, Robert E.) TORBETT, Frank FRANK TORBETT: (3)TLs., & POSTCARD Dated, 1943, RE: ROBERT E. HOWARD. SIGNED!
1943 
Three letters and one postcard from Frank Torbett — friend and collaborator on the tale, A THUNDER OF TRUMPETS with Robert E. Howard. The letters are all dated 1943 and are in response to requests from F.(Franklin) Lee Baldwin, noted fan and one of the contributing editors to fan/magazine, THE ACOLYTE. Baldwin was seeking information about REH's background —"I will be glad to give you any information I can in regard to Robert E. Howard. For some years he and I were intimate friends. His family and mine were good friends . . . He was intellectual and possessed an outstanding personality . . . He was very loyal to his friends and devoted to his parents . . . He spent most of his time writing and studying . . . Did not mix with people much. Had very few intimate friends." Nice to have some interesting insights related from his own era. The letters are all signed in black fountain pen and in excellent condition. 
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THE FOSSIL. April, 1958. No. 157., (LOVECRAFT, H.P.)
3 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE FOSSIL. April, 1958. No. 157.
Yokohama Sheldon Wesson 
Lengthy - nearly the whole issue - taken up with "Commemmorating the Tenth Anniversary of the Death of W. Paul Cook" with remembrances by Helen & Sheldon Wesson and Edward H. Cole. Includes a history of Cook's publications noting Lovecraft's, and THE GHOST. Folded for mailing. An excellent piece! 
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THE FOSSIL. April, 1972. No. 200., (LOVECRAFT, H.P.)
4 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE FOSSIL. April, 1972. No. 200.
Vermillion, OH Joseph W. Curran 
A fairly lengthy article on visiting the Lovecraft collection at Brown University; also a nice article on W. Paul Cook. Bedsheet sized but unfolded. 
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THE FOSSIL. January, 1957. No. 152., (LOVECRAFT, H.P.)
5 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) THE FOSSIL. January, 1957. No. 152.
Newtonville, MASS Joseph W. Curran 
A very lengthy multi-paged missive by H.C. Koenig on being "Hospitalized" for his heart trouble.This was his last article in amateur journalism, his death was announced in the January, 1960 issue. Bedsheet sized but unfolded. 
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IN MEMORIAM: CLARK ASHTON SMITH: Published in 1963. One of only 10 hardbound copies—SIGNED!, (SMITH, CLARK ASHTON) Jack Chalker, editor.
6 (SMITH, CLARK ASHTON) Jack Chalker, editor. IN MEMORIAM: CLARK ASHTON SMITH: Published in 1963. One of only 10 hardbound copies—SIGNED!
Baltimore Jack Chalker & Associates 1963 [First edition] 
IN MEMORIAM: CLARK ASHTON SMITH, was the first study/literary salute from other authors who admired or were influenced by the fictions of the noted WEIRD TALES writer, and intimate friends of the author. Participating in these acknowledgements were Ray Bradbury with his INTRODUCTION — "Looking back over the years . . . I remember two stories. Both were by Clark Ashton Smith . . . THE CITY OF THE SINGING FLAME and MASTER OF THE ASTEROID. These stories . . . more than any others . . . had everything to do with my decision . . . to become a writer:" a poem — CLARK ASHTON SMITH — by Theodore Sturgeon; the first appearance of Donald Sidney-Fryer's notable biography of CAS — THE SORCERER DEPARTS; AUTOBIOGRAPHY — by CAS himself; AS I REMEMBER KLARKASH-TON — by his friend in later years, George Haas; THE PROSE TALES OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH — by L. Sprague deCamp; CLARK ASHTON SMITH: AN APPRECIATION — by Fritz Leiber, Jr., "Smith's tales remind me of Innsmouth Jewelry, they're liking finding in a thieves market, strange ornaments, the metal elaborately inlaid and fired, studded with unknown, semi precious stones, all of them suggesting an unknown culture, most rigidley taboo-bound, a culture standing by itself, a timeless culture, the stone graved culture of a hot dry land;" and also includes the tal — THE WEIRD OF AVOOSL WUTHOQQUAN, and the previously unpublished play — THE DEAD WILL CUCKOLD YOU. Published within two years of the author's death and reading it now more than fifty years after, CAS: IN MEMORIAM remains one of the finest documents yet done on this neglected author. Of the total edition of 387 copies published of only 10 were HARDBOUND, in black Arkham House styled binding; only 4 COPIES were released for Sale, the other 6 went to the publisher, the author's widow and Roy A. Squires. 
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THE DOLL AND ONE OTHER., BLACKWOOD, Algernon.
7 BLACKWOOD, Algernon. THE DOLL AND ONE OTHER.
Sauk Citty, WI. Arkham House 1946 [First Edition] 
Two original stories—not WEIRD TALES reprints—THE DOLL and THE TROD. [3490 copies printed]. Atmospheric d.j., illo by Ronald Clyne. Fine in very lightly toned fine d.j. #28JS 
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PLEASANT DREAMS Nightmares by Robert Bloch., BLOCH, Robert.
8 BLOCH, Robert. PLEASANT DREAMS Nightmares by Robert Bloch.
Sauk Citty, WI. Arkham House 1960 [First Edition] 
The 2nd Arkham House book by this well-known author. A more pleasant gentleman you'd ever want to meet and a great Fan favorite, but he could write some great spine-tinglers:His "Enoch," and "That Hell-Bound Train" herein, are two classics. [2060 copies printed]. Fifteen tales in all. Fine copy in lightly rubbed-very slightly aged d.j., as usual. Nice copy! #21JS 
Price: 95.00 USD
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ROBERT BLOCH: THE OPENER OF THE WAY—SIGNED, INSCRIBED copy of author's 1st hardcover  book!, BLOCH, Robert.
9 BLOCH, Robert. ROBERT BLOCH: THE OPENER OF THE WAY—SIGNED, INSCRIBED copy of author's 1st hardcover book!
Sauk Citty, WI. Arkham House 1945 [First Edition] 
The author's memorable first book launching his successful career. Twenty-one tales including his early classics—"Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper?,the title story, his salute to HPL—"The Shambler from the Stars" and others. The best of his early WEIRD TALES. SIGNED by the author on the fly-leaf page and dated, "1979 A.D." One of AH's most notable publications! [2065 copies printed]. A Very good copy,paper aged at page edges, NO fingerprints on cloth—very unusual! D.j., aged at spine. A tight copy! #22JS 
Price: 375.00 USD
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THE SCARF., BLOCH, Robert.
10 BLOCH, Robert. THE SCARF.
New York, Dial Press, 1947. [First Edition] 
The author's first novel, and his beginning to delve into the psychological murder field—the Serial Killer before the term was coined. Precursor to his masterpiece, PSYCHO. Light shelf-wear to boards, moderate toning to cheap paper, slightly aging to spine of d.j. A solid tight Vg copy in d.j. #36JS 
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UNHOLY TRINITY., BLOCH, Robert.
11 BLOCH, Robert. UNHOLY TRINITY.
Santa Cruz, Calif. Scream Press, 1986. First Edition 
This volume reprints three early novels—THE SCARF—before the publication of PSYCHO—THE DEAD BEAT, and THE COUCH, both published after PSYCHO. Limited to 250 NUMBERED copies, SIGNED by both the author and artist Henry O. Morris, I only wish Morris had been requested to do more illustrations. Fine in d.j., & slipcase. #33JS. 
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RAY BRADBURY: THE AQUEDUCT — A lost Martian Chronicle tale. SIGNED by author & artist!, BRADBURY, Ray.
12 BRADBURY, Ray. RAY BRADBURY: THE AQUEDUCT — A lost Martian Chronicle tale. SIGNED by author & artist!
[Glendale, Calif.] Roy A. Squires 1979 First Edition 
A lost MARTIAN CHRONICLE story found in the artist's files by his friend Bruce Francis. Privately printed letterpress by Roy A. Squires in an edition of 230 copies. Most copies were signed by the author but this copy is additionally signed by the artist who drew & colored the title-page decoration. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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WEBS OF TIME. [SIGNED], BRENNAN, Joseph Payne.
13 BRENNAN, Joseph Payne. WEBS OF TIME. [SIGNED]
New Haven Macabre House 1979 [First edition] 
Although Joseph Payne Brennan will be best remembered for his supernatural tales, he wrote poetry throughout his life; his first published book — A Heart of Earth — and his last book — Look Back on Laurel Hills were poetry books A collection of forty-five poems by. WEBS is a collection of 54 pages of poetry — the majority only a page in length — with an introduction by Frederick J. Meyer. The book is SIGNED by Meyer and one of only 100 copies issued with a SIGNED photo of the author laid-in as issued. Bound in heavy paper covers. There was no hardbound issue. Fine copy. 
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H.P. LOVECRAFT: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, BRENNAN, Joseph Payne. (H.P. LOVECRAFT)
14 BRENNAN, Joseph Payne. (H.P. LOVECRAFT) H.P. LOVECRAFT: A BIBLIOGRAPHY
[The Strange Company] 
A reprint of Brennan's early—1952—attempt to catalogue Lovecraft's work. Absolutely no indication of who the real publisher was, however it was a Randy Everts—STRANGE COMPANY production Must've been authorized by Brennan as he has SIGNED it upon the cover. Please note: The original publication had self-covers. A fine copy. 
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H.P. LOVECRAFT: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, BRENNAN, Joseph Payne. (H.P. LOVECRAFT)
15 BRENNAN, Joseph Payne. (H.P. LOVECRAFT) H.P. LOVECRAFT: A BIBLIOGRAPHY
Washington DC Biblio Press 1952 [First edition] 
Issued coincidently the same year as his first publication in WEIRD TALES, Joseph Payne Brennan was at the time, a full-time librarian at Yale University Library. An early and notable HPL bibliography. Tidely produced booklet—self covers, printed upon good paper stock, sixteen pages in length. A near fine copy. 
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H.P. LOVECRAFT: AN EVALUATION: Copy #1, of 75 numbered copies. The author's copy!, BRENNAN, Joseph Payne. (H.P. LOVECRAFT)
16 BRENNAN, Joseph Payne. (H.P. LOVECRAFT) H.P. LOVECRAFT: AN EVALUATION: Copy #1, of 75 numbered copies. The author's copy!
New Haven Macabre House 1955 [First edition] 
With this booklet Brennan challanges critic, Edmund Wilson's cavalier condemnation of Lovecraft and his fiction—especially his Mythos related pieces—with his defense of five tales that Brennan contends, ranks with the best of Poe—THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN (one of HPL's personal favorites), ;RATS IN THE WALLS (my personal favorite!); THE OUTSIDER; PICKMAN'S MODEL and THE HOUND. "The limitations of this little critique do not permit me to touch on many other good Lovecraft stories. I have mentioned only five which I think are the best . . . expressing a pseronal opinion—a personal taste—. . . Time alone will decide who is right!" Copy #1 of 75—the author's copy. 
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BLACK MEDICINE., BURKS, Arthur
17 BURKS, Arthur BLACK MEDICINE.
Sauk City, Arkham House 1966 [First Edition] 
Sixteen stories collected primarily from WEIRD TALES magazine. Lovecraft thought one of them—BELLS OF OCEANA—to be one of the best ever published in WEIRD TALES, according to Joshi. A few light fingerprints on cloth, else very fine copy in d.j. [1952 copies printed]. A listing from the Richard M. Jefts complete Arkham House collection. #RMJ2. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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JOHN W. CAMPBELL: WHO GOES THERE? Review copy once owned by CLARK ASHTON SMITH, SIGNED by John W. Campbell includes all review addenda!, CAMPBELL, John W.
18 CAMPBELL, John W. JOHN W. CAMPBELL: WHO GOES THERE? Review copy once owned by CLARK ASHTON SMITH, SIGNED by John W. Campbell includes all review addenda!
Chicago Shasta Publishers 1948 First Edition 
John W. Campbell's finest book of his finest stories published originally under his pseudonym, Don A. Stuart. This being a signed review copy, with the original announcement letter, and a signed postcard from the author to Roy A. Squires who was publishing the F & SF Review magazine, SCIENCE FICTION ADVERTISER and received the copy for review. Squires must've at some point passed the book onto Clark Ashton Smith as his initials are written just above the $3.00 on the d.j. flap. About fine with lower corners lightly bumped. Nice tight fresh copy in Bok dust-wrapper! 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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THE BLACK STAR PASSES, CAMPBELL, John W.
19 CAMPBELL, John W. THE BLACK STAR PASSES
Reading, PA Fantasy Press 1953 First Edition 
Three interconnected stories —PIRACY PREFERRED, SOLARITE, and THE BLACK STAR PASSES—from the pages of AMAZING STORIES, circa 1930. "These are early stories of the early days of Science Fiction. . . While these stories do not have the finesse of later work—they have the bounding enthusiasm of a young field. . . Science Fiction has a very real function for the young, it presents varying ideas of what the world in which he will live his adult life will be interested in. . . I have a hunch that the history books are a poor way—of planning a life today, and that Science Fiction comes a lot closer. . . These early Science Fiction tales explored the Universe; they were probings, speculations, as to WHERE we could go,. WHAT we could do. They had a sweep, and reach, and exuberance that belonged. They WERE fun too . . . !" From the introduction of the book by the author. Copy #405 of 500 with the special SIGNED, NUMBERED limitation plate. An unusually fine copy in d.j! #6JS. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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VENDETTA FOR THE SAINT: SIGNED by the Ghost writer, HARRY HARRISON!, CHARTERIS, Leslie.  (HARRISON, HARRY)
20 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. 
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