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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. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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IN MEMORIAM: CLARK ASHTON SMITH: Published in 1963. One of only 10 hardbound copies, 4 of which were offered for sale.  Contributors include Ray Bradbury, Theodore Sturgeon and Fritz Leiber, Jr. Signed by the publisher, Jack Chalker!  SOLD!, (SMITH, CLARK ASHTON) Jack Chalker, editor.
3 (SMITH, CLARK ASHTON) Jack Chalker, editor. IN MEMORIAM: CLARK ASHTON SMITH: Published in 1963. One of only 10 hardbound copies, 4 of which were offered for sale. Contributors include Ray Bradbury, Theodore Sturgeon and Fritz Leiber, Jr. Signed by the publisher, Jack Chalker! SOLD!
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. SOLD! 
Price: 850.00 USD
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RAY BRADBURY: THE AQUEDUCT — A lost Martian Chronicle tale. SIGNED by author & artist!, BRADBURY, Ray.
4 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. 
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WEBS OF TIME. [SIGNED], BRENNAN, Joseph Payne.
5 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. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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H.P. LOVECRAFT: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, BRENNAN, Joseph Payne. (H.P. LOVECRAFT)
6 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. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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H.P. LOVECRAFT: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, BRENNAN, Joseph Payne. (H.P. LOVECRAFT)
7 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)
8 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. 
Price: 150.00 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.
9 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.
10 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 true author, HARRY HARRISON!, CHARTERIS, Leslie.  (HARRISON, HARRY)
11 CHARTERIS, Leslie. (HARRISON, HARRY) VENDETTA FOR THE SAINT: Signed by the true author, 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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RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA - UNREAD COPY!, CLARKE, Arthur C.
12 CLARKE, Arthur C. RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA - UNREAD COPY!
New York, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1973. First American Edition. 
One of the most heralded and awarded novels in Science Fiction, having won the NEBULA AWARD, the HUGO AWARD, the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION AWARD, the JUPITER AWARD, the JOHN W. CAMPBELL MEMORIAL AWARD, the LOCUS AWARD and the SEIUN AWARD for BEST NOVEL. This is a beautiful unread copy of the first American Edition. Fine in d.j. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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LEE BROWN COYE: The SOUL BUYER.  Original artwork, FANTASTIC Magazine, December, 1963. SIGNED!, COYE, Lee Brown.
13 COYE, Lee Brown. LEE BROWN COYE: The SOUL BUYER. Original artwork, FANTASTIC Magazine, December, 1963. SIGNED!

Originally appeared in Fantastic magazine, December, 1963. The artist evidently felt quite strongly about this work as he included it in his limited portfolio in 1967 entitled, GOTHICS. It's a very dark, macabre, sinister piece measuring 10 x 13; handsomely matted and framed framed out to 17 x 20 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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HEROES & HOBGOBLINS, DE CAMP, L. Sprague
14 DE CAMP, L. Sprague HEROES & HOBGOBLINS
West Kingston, Donald M. Grant 1981 (First Edition) 1250 
Although L. Sprague de Camp is best remembered for his many notable fantasies including the classic—Lest Darkness Fall—some popcorn poetry such as the limmericks he wrote for Robert E. Howard's character, Conan: "So Conan at last became King And thought it a glorious thing. But rebels and rotters, And sorcerous plotters Did soon disillusionment bring." But even when serious the author injects humor; engaging poetry. An edition of 1250 copies SIGNED by author and noted artist Tim Kirk who provided humorous color & B & W illustrations. The original errant cost of the book was price-clipped from the publisher and issued thus. Still in shrinkwrap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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HARLAN ELLISON: WHAT SCIENCE FICTION MEANS TO ME — Amateur fanzine essay before 1st professional sale!, ELLISON, Harlan.
15 ELLISON, Harlan. HARLAN ELLISON: WHAT SCIENCE FICTION MEANS TO ME — Amateur fanzine essay before 1st professional sale!
1952 First printing 
An early fanzine appearance by the noted SF writer before he'd been professionally published. Ellison entered a contest sponsored by the editor of VANATIONS — "WHAT S-F MEANS TO ME, " and "unberdened his soul." — "When I came upon science fiction (lying in a gutter clutching a Bergy TWS to its chest) I found a literature wherein the ideas I had long upheld, held sway. It spoke in grandiose terms of the equality of man, of the casual intermingling of races, of the racing adventure of just living in a world where science prevailed. It opened unto me the portals of worlds I had long dreamed about. . . It is a pround and lonely thing to be a fan." Needless to say there is much more in this essay of about 850-900 words. Scarce. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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STEPHEN FABIAN/J.R.R. TOLKIEN: THE HOBBIT. Original art, signed!, FABIAN, Stephen
16 FABIAN, Stephen STEPHEN FABIAN/J.R.R. TOLKIEN: THE HOBBIT. Original art, signed!

Drawing measures 14 x 11, framed out to 24 x 18. A large piece with a very desireable subject, from - the Golden Age of Fabian! The ONLY illustration Stephen Fabian ever did for J.R.R. Tolkien's work. Houghton Mifflin was issuing a new edition and sought examples from a number of artists - including Frank Frazetta! This is the scene - Bilbo in Smaug's lair - that Fabian illustrated. Tolkien himself objected and wanted to do the illustration himself. The Fabian was later published in ROCKET'S BLAST COMICOLLECTOR #130, 1976. DOMESTIC SHIPPING INCLUDED! 
Price: 1750.00 USD
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HOBGOBLIN APOLLO, FRYER, Donald-Sidney
17 FRYER, Donald-Sidney HOBGOBLIN APOLLO
New York Hippocampus Press 2016 First Edition 
Donald Sidney-Fryer, poet, authoritative scholar on romantic poetry, Clark Ashton Smith bibliographer, Arkham House author, free spirit, beholding to no one, Ballet historian; Donald Sidney-Fryer has truly lived "A Life of My Own." Included also are approximately one hundred pages of previously unpublished poetry and translations by the French speaking Sidney-Fryer. Included is an errata leaf provided by and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 X GIANNI: RAY BRADBURY: ”NEFERTITI-TUT EXPRESS
18 GIANNI, Gary (Ray Bradbury, etc.) 3 X GIANNI: RAY BRADBURY: ”NEFERTITI-TUT EXPRESS", GEORGE R.R. MARTIN,”KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS," MARK SCHULTZ: ”PRINCE VALIANT IN THE LAND OF SHADOWS." Each booklet Signed by the artist! SPECIAL PRICE!
2016 First Edition As new 
Gary Gianni has gathered three of his finest artistic efforts together and is offering a limited number of them at a special discounted package price: INTO THE LAND OF SHADOWS: A Prince Valiant Adventure by Mark Schultz, illustrated by Gary Gianni; THE NEFERTITI-TUT EXPRESS by Ray Bradbury, illustrated by Gary Gianni; and THE SEVEN KINGDOMS SKETCHBOOK based upon the stories in the book, A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS, by George R. R. Martin. In essence 3 books for the price of 2! EACH book signed by the artist! Copies are limited! 
Price: 55.00 USD
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THE SEVEN KINGDOMS SKETCHBOOK, GIANNI, Gary [George R.R. Martin]
19 GIANNI, Gary [George R.R. Martin] THE SEVEN KINGDOMS SKETCHBOOK
n.p. Hieronymus Press 2016 [First edition] 
This being one of 750 copies of a 60 page book of sketches and color prelims for what would eventually become an "Illustrated Classic" of George R.R. Martin's—A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS— with 160 illustrations! SIGNED by the artist! 
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 GIANNI, Gary [George R.R. Martin] THE SEVEN KINGDOMS SKETCHBOOK
n.p. Hieronymus Press 2016 [First edition] 
This being one of 250 copies of a 60 page book of sketches and color prelims for what would eventually become an "Illustrated Classic" of George R.R. Martin's—A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS— with 160 illustrations! SIGNED by BOTH the artist and author! 
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