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401 LOVECRAFT, H.P. THE DARK BROTHERHOOD!
Sauk City Arkham House 1966 [First edition]. 3460 copies. 
DARK BROTHERHOOD is the final volume of HPL miscellanea and it's a pretty darn good one. Included is HPL's thirty-two page READING GUIDE insturcting how & why to read and what important works should most receive your attention - still worthy of your consideration after he first wrote it in 1936. Six poems, along with three stories that HPL revised for C.M. Eddy. Articles by others include NEW ENGLAND MEGALITHS, Jack Chalker's BIBLIOGRAPHY of HPL, another master and also correspondent of HPL's, Fritz Leiber, Jr.'s essays THROUGH HYPER SPACE WITH BROWN JENKIN and ARKHAM AND THE STARS; Derleth's article on HPL's NECRONOMICON - the MAKING OF A LITERARY HOAX, and much much more material that is guaranteed to delight. A Fine copy in d.j,. with a few fingerprints to cloth. A very nice copy. JOSHI: I-A-43 
Price: 175.00 USD
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402 LOVECRAFT, H.P. THE DUNWICH HORROR & OTHERS
Sauk City Arkham House 1963 [2nd printing] 
HPL's best short fiction. The 2nd printing has rough seventeen alternaiting headbands, the 1st edition has no headbands at all and the photograph of HPL on the rear panel in this printing is larger. What makes this collectible is the heavy binding and the terrific Lee Brown Coye d.j., illustration of Wilbur Whateley! A nice fresh fine copy in d.j. JOSHI: I-A-34-a2. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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403 LOVECRAFT, H.P. THE HORROR IN THE MUSEUM and other revisions
Sauk City Arkham House 1970 [First edition] 
H.P. Lovecraft "revised" a number of would be authors work out of friendship and sometimes for a meagre fee that never covered his time. More often than not these "revisions" turned into complete rewrites to the point that the only thing remaining from the clients tale was the main idea and title as HPL had "adopted" the piece as one of his own and we are all the better for it! Herein are twenty of his most "original revisions." 4058 copies. A fine-very fine copy in wonderful Gahan Wilson d.j. . 
Price: 100.00 USD
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404 LOVECRAFT, H.P. THE CATS OF ULTHAR
West Warwick, RI Necronomicoin Press 1977 [First thus] 
Facsimile reprint (although slightly enlarged format) of the famous Lovecraft rarity printed by HPL as a Christmas present for HPL, with Barlow's hand-drawn cat head on the cover. The original edition was forty copies, this is limited to 550 numbered. Fine copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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405 LOVECRAFT, H.P. BEST SUPERNATURAL STORIES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT
Cleveland & New York, World Publishing 1946 Third Printing 
The first hardcover, "popular" edition of HPL published. Published April, 1945 a month before the end of the war with Germany, the book quickly went into a 2nd printing September of that year and eight months later this third printing. Reprints fourteen of Lovecraft's tales, and a brief introduction by August Derleth. Quite a nice copy given the poor paper and very light binding; one corner just nubbed, the paper tanned in the margins but less than most; just a few snags in the d.j. A very very good example of this cheaply made book. JOSHI I-A-22-a.3. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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406 LOVECRAFT, H.P. THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE
West Warwick, RI Necronomicon Press 1982 First Edition 
This edition being a facsimile, reprinting the original 1927 appearance in AMAZING STORIES. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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407 LOVECRAFT, H.P. FOUR PROSE POEMS.
West Warwick, R.I., Necronomicon Press 1987. First Printing. 
The first complete separate printing of the four prose poems — MEMORY, NYARLATHOTEP, EX OBLIVIONE, and WHAT THE MOON BRINGS — in one booklet. Printed via Dot Matrix. Fine in stiff paper covers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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408 LOVECRAFT, H.P. IN DEFENCE OF DAGON.
West Warwick, R.I. Necronomicon Press, 1985. First Printing. 
IN DEFENCE OF DAGON is a series of essays by HPL defending/defining his writing and philosophy of writing as exemplified in his very fine early tale — DAGON. When queried as to why HPL wrote the things he does he responded — " . . . the visions clamour for expression & preservation, so what am I to do? I paint what I dream, and will let the public settle the test amongst themselves. . . There are probably seven persons in all, who really like my work, and they are enough. I should write even if I were the only patient reader, for my aim is merely self-expression." Terrific background commentary by S.T. Joshi upon some of Lovecraft's best/most revelatory writing! Previously unpublished. A fine copy in stiff paper covers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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409 LOVECRAFT, H.P. DREAMS AND FANCIES.
Sauk City, WI Arkham House 1949 [First Edition] 
Following in the tradition that began with MARGINALIA—another of the Arkham House volumes miscellany,by/about HPL with his own 50 plus pages of commentary on dreams which provoked some of his tales. The tales realized from those dream provokations are also collected herein. No photographs in this one. Very Fungian d.j., illustration by Richard Taylor. [2030 copies printed]. This one doesn't turn all that often in condition. Thin-line of age to d.j., edge, else a fine copy in d.j. #18JS 
Price: 250.00 USD
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410 LOVECRAFT, H.P. 3 TALES OF HORROR
Sauk City, Arkham House 1967 [First Edition] 
The 3 tales are—THE DUNWICH HORROR, THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE, amd THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP. [1522 copies printed]. Illustrated with some of Lee Brown Coye's most inspired work. Rear panel of d.j. very lightly toned. A beautiful example of one of my favorite Arkham titles. A listing from the Richard M. Jefts complete Arkham House collection. #RMJ8. 
Price: 295.00 USD
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411 LOVECRAFT, H.P. ARKHAM HOUSE: H.P. LOVECRAFT:THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection
Sauk City, Wisconsin Arkham House 1939 [First Edition] 
The flagship volume which launched Arkham House; it's most important book. At [1268 copies printed] and in this the age of the Internet, it has become, the most common scarce book on the planet because virtually everyone saved their copy and did not offer it up for sale! According to Joshi, THE OUTSIDER was HPL's preferred title for a possible collection and he certainly was and wished to be that. It's a heavy book, shipped before the days of bubble-wrap and plastic "peanuts" hence three of the four corners are bumped; the book is otherwise a very good clean copy.; the spine-gilt is nice and bright and the pages are white with just a touch of dusting to the edges. The d.j., was affixed with four 1" pieces of old scotch tape that are still present but lost their adherence many decades ago; and the verso of the d.j. was in it's infancy, reinforced with brown paper tape. However IT IS the ORIGINAL Virgil Finlay d.j., and you won't get a better copy of the book for $3500, but you'll have to pay that if you want a better copy of the d.j. I myself owned this copy for years as a college student and sold it to Richard Jefts who was my first customer; this sale started me off in the career of professional book-seller. A listing from the Richard M. Jefts complete Arkham House collection. #RMJ16. 
Price: 2200.00 USD
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412 LOVECRAFT, H.P. ARKHAM HOUSE: H.P. LOVECRAFT:THE SHUNNED HOUSE—Printed by W. PAUL COOK. 1928. Bound by Arkham House in 1961, in an edition of 100 HARDBOUND COPIES. Purchased New from Arkham House! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection
Athol, MASS. Recluse Press 1928 [First Edition] 
The hardbound presentation of W. Paul Cook's original 1928 printed—but unbound book. Bound in 1961 in an edition of 100 copies by Arkham House. The most expensive Arkham House book. The spine lettering is notorious for its poor stamping, however this copy displays all the lettering intact—quite uncommon in such condition. This copy bears the Currey state B, Arkham House cancellation sticker with the titles in italics. Save your money for this one, this is a superior copy purchased new from Arkham House by Richard M. Jefts. 
Price: 14000.00 USD
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413 LUMLEY, Brian. GHOUL WARNING.
UK: Spectre Press, 1982. 0-905416-07-4 First Edition. Cloth. Fine. Fine d.j. Jacket 
The author's only book of poetry. Issued in paper wraps and an 80 copy hardcover edition; no priority. This being one of the 80 copy hardcover SIGNED by author, and artist Dave Carson. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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414 LYNN, Elizabeth. NORTHERN GIRL.
New York: Berkley/Putnam, 1980. 0-399-12409-8 First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Near fine, d.j. Jacket 
The heroine is a thirteen year old girl - with a "gift" in a magical land. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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415 MACDONALD, JOHN D. BALLROOM OF THE SKIES
New York Greenberg 1952 [First edition] 
John D. MacDonald only published two SF books, the other being WINE OF THE DREAMERS, before he entered the more lucrative market of suspense/murder mystery and became the king of paperbacks. Also the creator of the immortal Travis McGee. Now why doesn't the movie folk give Travis McGee some serious thought! Fine copy in v.g. + d.j. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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416 MACHEN, Arthur. THE WORKS OF ARTHUR MACHEN. (9 VOLUMES — SIGNED!) The Caerleon Edition.
London, Martin Secker. 1923 First thus. 
The complete nine volume uniform set of Arthur Machen's major works, in editions of 500 numbered signed copies issued in the UK, and 500 numbered signed copies issued in the USA. The set includes — The Great God Pan, The Inmost Light, The Red Hand, (Vol. 1); The Three Imposters, (Vol.2);The Hill of Dreams, (Vol. 3); The Secret Glory, (Vol. 4); Hieroglyphics, (Vol. 5); A Fragment of Life, The White People, (Vol. 6); The Terror, The Bowman, The Great Return, (Vol.7); Far Off Things, (Vol. 8); Things Near and Far. This is Signed set #112 issued in London. A very good set with just legible spines — the spine stamping was never readily discernible even when new — with gold gilt page edges. 
Price: 900.00 USD
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417 MACHEN, Arthur. THE GREEN ROUND.
1968 [First American Edition]. 
Arthur Machen's last novel. Published in the UK in 1933, this is its American premiere. [2058 copies printed.] Machen is receiving a much deserved revival through the efforts of TARTARUS PRESS' new editions of his works. And handsome books they are too. I urge them upon you! #RMJ53. Fine-V.F., crisp copy in d.j. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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418 MARTIN, George R.R. GEORGE R.R. MARTIN:A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS—First edition. SIGNED BY THE ARTIST!
New York Bantam 2015 First Edition 
Although A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS — hereafter to be abrivved (yes my own word!) to "AKOTSK" — is being marketed as a GAME OF THRONES book, to somewhat molify the insatiable (of which I am one!) throngs until the final books are written/published—The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, and The Mystery Knight — three tales that make up this volume—are nothing like the dark, treacherous,vicious and licentious story we have all guiltily come to love! Set in Westeross and a century before what we now know as "GOT," "AKOTSK" is much lighter, gentler, and humorous than it's severe heir; think more Mark Twain and Alexandre Dumas. This not to say that these tales are in any way frivilous or less severly or cleverly worked out; they are simply lighter in tone. Almost as if the author himself needed a mental release from the incessant darkness and treachery present in his major work. Although I do not know the author, I have met him and observed him on more than a few occasions, and these tales to me seem closer to his soul. They are escape literature and let me stress "literature," at its finest . . . and let us not forget the Gary Gianni illustrations — 160 of them — which give the book its heart that G.R.R.M., breathed life into. The book is SIGNED by the artist who has remarqued it with a small dragon skull. Please see my own "FOTS NEWS!" 
Price: 35.00 USD
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419 MCKINLEY, Robin, Editor (BLAYLOCK, James P. ) IMAGINARY LANDS.
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1986. 0-688-05213-4 First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Fine d.j. Jacket 
Anthology containing stories by Jane Yolen, Patricia McKillip, Robert Westall, Peter Dickinson, P.C. Hodgell, Michael de Larrabeiti, Joan Vinge, Robin McKinley and my reason for having the book - James P. Blaylock with his World Fantasy Award winning story PAPER DRAGONS in its first hardcover appearance. SIGNED & dated by the author. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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420 MERRITT, A(braham). THE MOON POOL. Murder Mystery Monthly, #18.
New York, Avon Books, 1944. First thus. Illustrated covers. Near fine. 
Merritt's classic story presented in its novel format in Pulp digest size. Quite a nice copy, no reading crease and just very slight wear to heel & head; paper lightly tanned in margins. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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421 MERRITT, A. A. MERRITT: INSCRIBED PHOTO, SIGNED!

Contemplative 11 x 8 photo of the author of "THE MOON POOL," which HPL held in very high esteem; seated next to a rushing brook,. Boldly Signed & Inscribed A. Merritt to John Remington. Pen slightly skipped. Age suggests early 1920's. Uncommonly large sized. #7JS 
Price: 350.00 USD
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422 MERRITT, A. DWELLERS IN THE MIRAGE
Providence, R.I. Grandon [1950] 1000 copies printed. 
Grandon publishers (Donald M. Grant & James J. Donahue). One of Merritt's best books, here reprinted with a Virgill Finlay frontispiece. Well done little book with bright gilt; two corners just nubbed and very slight fade to spine lettering. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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423 METCALF, John. THE FEASTING DEAD
Sauk City, WI., Arkham House, 1954, [First American Edition] 
Short, Supernatural novel by the author most noted for his tale—THE SMOKING LEG. Lagging sales in the mid-50's and a large backlog of unsold titles—this would be the only published Arkham House book during the years 1954 thru 1956. Only [1242 Copies Printed]. Slight suggestion of age at edge of d.j., else Fine-Very Fine copy in d.j. #RMJ51. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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424 MIGNOLA, Mike & GIANNI, Gary MIKE MIGNOLA & GARY GIANNI: HELLBOY INTO THE SILENT SEA — SIGNED by both Artists!
Wilwaukee, OR Dark Horse Books April, 2017 First edition 
Adrift at sea, Hellboy encounters a 3-Masted-Whaler commanded by a ghostly female Jonah, persuing a god-like creature, possessing the answers to all life's mysteries. Along the way all HELL literally breaks loose, with reanimated corpses, lost civilizations and altered Time—an acknowledged tip-of-the-hat to Moby Dick, Ray Bradbury, William Hope Hodgson, and splashed with a dash of H.P.—no not the sauce! Purported to be the final tale of HELLBOY. Engauging story telling by MIGNOLA and GIANNI, with superb interior art by Gianni who has just been riding an artistic tsunami following books by Bradbury and George R.R. Martin—he has never been better! SIGNED by BOTH MIGNOLA and GIANNI! A hardbound comic-book of approximately fifty pages; issued w/o d.j. PLEASE SEE FOTS NEWS! IN NAVIGATION BOX FOR FULL DETAILS! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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425 MOORE, C.L. BLACK GOD'S SHADOW.
West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant, 1977. First Edition. Cloth. Fine. Fine d.j. Jacket 
The complete Jirel of Joiry stories as gathered from WEIRD TALES magazine. Handsome edition with beautiful stained-glass window effected color plates. SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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426 MOSKOWITZ, Sam, editor. THREE STORIES.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, 1967. First Edition. 
Stories "rescued" from the old pulp magazines from the 1930's in the noted SF historian, Sam Moskowitz's opinion, best displayed a "sense of wonder" that only Science Fiction can deliver. Note too that all of these stories are making their first book appearance here. THE MOLE by Leinster, THE MOON ERA by Williamson, and EXILES AND ASPERUS by the British writer, John Wyndham. Doubleday cornered the market on SF in the 60's into the 70's; then other mainstream publishers finally caught on! The book's a nice tight example with previous owner's bookplate, dusting at page top edges; rubbed d.j., aged at spine with 1/4" chip. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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427 MUNN, H. Warner. THE BOOK OF MUNN: Or, A Recipe for Roast Camel.
Sacramento, Calif.: Outre House, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine Near fine, d.j. Jacket Signed
H. Warner Munn was a well known WEIRD TALES writer who personally met and corresponded with H.P. Lovecraft, most noted for his Werewolf of Ponkert series. A large collection - 138 pages - of the author's poetry, mostly heroic in nature but not quite as dark and brooding as Robert E. Howard's. Of a total edition of only 500 copies this being one of 100 numbered with a SIGNED photograph of the author and girlfriend laid-in as issued. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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428 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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429 NISWANDER, ADAM THE SAND DWELLERS
Minneapolis Fedogan & Bremer 1998 First Edition 
Cthulhu Mythos novel set in Arizona. One of 100 signed, numbered & slipcased copies. Nice book, nice guy. Killer cover! Cover price. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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430 NIVEN, Larry. LARRY NIVEN: SF SUPERSTAR.
Boston: Boscone, 1971. First printing. Staplebound wraps. Very good. 
22-page program book given to atendees of the eighth Boskone event where Larry Niven was GOH. Features a two-page article on Larry Niven by Hal Clement, a bibliography of the GOH, a "Cosmic Crossword" puzzle, and a history of Boskone. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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431 NOLAN, William F. (RAY BRADBURY). THE RAY BRADBURY COMPANION: A Life & Career History, Photolog, and Comprehensive Checklist of Writings.
Detroit: Gale Research, 1975. 0810309300 First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Issued w/o d.j. Jacket 
To date the finest bibliography of the noted Fantasy & Sf author and Poet, by his dear friend and noted author himself(!), William F. Nolan. Slipcased. SIGNED by the compiler. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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432 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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433 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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434 ORWELL, George ANIMAL FARM.
New York Harcourt Brace & Co., 1946 First American Edition. 
Stated, "First American Edition." Near fine copy in poorly, price-clipped d.j. #38JS. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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435 POHL, Frederik HEECHEE RENDEZVOUS
New York Ballantine 1984 First Edition 
The concluding volume in the "Hechee trilogy" saga that began with the Hugo Award winning "GATEWAY." Signed by the author. Fine in d.j. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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436 POHL, Frederik BEYOND THE BLUE EVENT HORIZON
New York Ballantine 1980 First Edition 
The 2nd volume in the "Hechee trilogy" saga that began with the Hugo Award winning "GATEWAY." Signed & inscribed by the author the year of publication. Fine in d.j. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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437 POHL, Frederik. THE WAY THE FUTURE WAS: A Memoir.
New York: Del Rey/Ballantine, 1978. 345-27714-7 First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Near fine d.j. Jacket Signed
The Hugo, Nebula, Campbell and National Book Award winning author, in his own words. SIGNED by the late author. Illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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438 POHL, Frederik. THE COOL WAR.
New York, Del Rey/Ballantine, 1981. 345-27714-7 First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 
Another of the author's dystopian novels. LOCUS nominee for best novel. SIGNED by the late author. Small moisture stain upper left front cover, else fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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439 POTTER, J.K. J.K. POTTER: EMBRACE THE MUTATION: Signed by artist and 8 authors!
Burton, MI Subterranean Press 2002 First Edition 
EMBRACE THE MUTATION was a daring twist on the traditional illustrated book: Rather than the artist providing illustation for the stories, the Artist provided the illustration, and authors were challenged to write stories around those illustrations. J.K. Potter's concept of the illustrations was dangerous and disturbing: "EMBRACE THE MUTATION is a collection of symbolic images depicting the changing morphology of the human body in an age where genetic engineering, plastic surgery, and other modifications of the flesh threaten to completely redefine what it means to be human . . . When the organs of animals can be successfully transplanted into human beings, how long will it be before someone makes the fateful decision to add actual animal features to their appearance? . . . What does it mean to be more than human?" Chilling concepts to be sure and images disturbingly equal to those concepts. Mr. Potter has pushed even his extraordinary boundaries of horror to a new level with this one! Signed by the artist and contributing authors, Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison, Michael Bishop, Poppy Z. Brite, John Crowley, Peter Crowther, Elizabeth Hand, Graham Joyse, James Morrow, Kim Newman, Norman Partridge and Michael Marshall Smith. The book has been OUT OF PRINT for years but I was able to get some remaining copies directly from the artist. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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440 POTTER, J.K. (CAMPBELL, Ramsey) J.K. POTTER: THE FACE THAT MUST DIE — Scream Press — Original illustration, signed!
Santa Cruz, Calif. Scream Press 1983 
Scary movies and Cthulhu styled illustration do not frighten me, J.K. Potter's artwork frightens me! Take this image from the SCREAM PRESS edition of THE FACE THAT MUST DIE by Ramsey Campbell , pg. 63 —". . . he stared at the razor as if it might direct him," and the double-exposured figure in the background is smearing in blood—"Helter Skelter" and "Killer was here." If that hypnotic gaze of the holder with the bleeding razor doesn't sent the "Creepies" up and down your spine, I don't know what will! Potter was one of the earliest manipulaters of photographic illustration and he has become its Master; but it's the "vision" behind the visions that has made him the Master of Horror! His work is seldom offered. The SIGNED image measures 10" x 13" custom framed out to 18" x 21". 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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441 POUND, Ezra. Ezra Pound - PROVENCA: Poems Selected from Personae, Exultations & Canzoniere - True 1st: 200 copies!
Cambridge. MA. Small, Maynard and Co. 1910 First Edition. 
The true first printing of only 200 copies with brown inked covers. Quite a nice copy with the hinges intact, no cracking and the cover paper is excellent, not worn thru as commonly found. Very good. 
Price: 495.00 USD
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442 POUND, Ezra. HOW TO READ.
London: Desmond Harmsworth, 1931. First Edition. Good. 
His comments, though a wee bit arrogant and snide, hold much merit. Pound is always a bit "uppity" in his writings: "Has literature a function? . . . despite the slime of bureaucracy, and the exercrable taste of the populace? . . . It has" - Pound, pg. 17. However he was an effing bloody original - if not genius! Hard to find Pound d.j's in good shape for some reason. Vg - in fair/poor d.j. British firsts from before the War can prove difficult. Good copy in fair d.j. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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443 POWERS, Tim TIM POWERS: THE SKIES DISCROWNED— The author's 1st book. SIGNED by both the author and cover artist, Frank Kelly Freas!
Toronto Laser Books 1976 [First edition] 
Published just over forty years ago, "TSD" displays all the panache and promise of a young writer who would become, the multi-award winning author, Tim Powers. LASER BOOKS was a paperback series featuring new or previously unpublished writers, each title adorned a FRANK KELLY FREAS painting. Terrific concept. This copy is SIGNED both by the author and artist. Fine unread copy with a trace of paper-age. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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444 POWERS, Tim (FREAS, Kelly). EPITAPH IN RUST.
Toronto: Laser Books, 1976. First edition. Paperback. Fine. 
A Laser book #47 in the 58 book series, this was the author's 2nd book. Roger Elwood was the series editor of this very interesting project; have each book's cover painting done by the same artist to give it a unity, and publish 3 titles every month. The enlistment of Frank Kelly Freas as cover artist gave the series a sense of quality and importance. We all knew even at that early stage that it was just a matter of time before Powers would become a major player in the field. Powers declared this edition his "mangled text," edition and went on later to have the book published with its original text. SIGNED by both the author and the late artist Frank Kelly Freas. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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445 POWERS, Tim (FREAS, Kelly). FORSAKE THE SKY.
New York: Tor, 1986. First edition. Paperback. 
A slight revamping - call it a re-examination - of the author's first book. Powers adds to the book an enlightening "afterword"-"For this printing, I've had to . . . touch it up-tighten it here, shore it up there, trim some stuff . . . and it's been a surprisingly nostalgic experience to get back into the workings of the book after all these years . . . " - SIGNED by the author. The Boris Vallejo cover has given the character a Luke Skywalker look. As new unread copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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446 POWERS, Tim. NIGHT MOVES.
Seattle: Axolotl Press, 1986. First Edition. Very good + 
Of a total edition of 433 copies printed in various states - no priority - this is one of 300 bound in stiff paper covers. SIGNED by author with his old signature, and introductioneer, James P. Blaylock. Some slight discoloration to cover edges. Berlyne, Secret Histories A2b.1 
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447 POWERS, Tim. LAST CALL.
New York: William Morrow, 1992. 0-688-10732-X First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Fine d.j. Jacket 
Tim Powers' sixth novel. Set in Las Vegas where a poker game is truly winner take all. SIGNED with Tim's current upside-down signature. This edition is the true 1st edition, not the Charnel House which is a special edition all its own. Berlyne, (ed), Secret Histories A2b.1 
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448 POWERS, Tim. AN EPITAPH IN RUST.
Cambridge, MA: NESFA PRESS, 1989. 0915368404 First Hardcover Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Fine d.j. Jacket 
Very early Tim Powers novel, originally a LASER paperback published by Harlequin, issued here in its corrected text at long last! Although not called for, this copy is SIGNED by the author. One of only 1000 copies. Berlyne, (ed), Secret Histories A2b.1 
Price: 55.00 USD
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449 POWERS, Tim. ON STRANGER TIDES.
New York: Ultramarine Press, 1987 First Limited Edition. 1/4 leather. Near fine. Issued w/o d.j. 
A special deluxe edition of the Ace hardcover book, rebound in 1/4 leather. Limited to 150 numbered copies, SIGNED by the author. Berlyne, (ed), Secret Histories A6b.1 
Price: 275.00 USD
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450 POWERS, Tim. THE ANUBIS GATES.
London: Chatto & Windus -The Hogarth Press, 1985. 0-7011-2929-8 First Hardcover Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. very good +. Jacket 
The first hardcover pubication of Powers' break out book originally published in paperback by Del Rey/Ballantine. Voted one of Horror's 100 Best Books as compiled by Stephen Jones and Kim Newman - see ACE paperback entry for full biblio notes. SIGNED by the author with a full-page inscription and drawing to his friend, Phil Garland.: Garland was the proprietor of the 'Folly Press' in Tacoma, WA., who published the folly - "A Short Poem" - Ho-Ho-Ho. See, Berlyne, pg. 158.Winner of the Philip K. Dick Award. The author's first book to appear within hardcovers; his break out novel. Slight toning to page edges. Only 800 copies printed. Berlyne, (ed), Secret Histories A4b. One copy with full-page inscription to Phil Garland. 
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451 POWERS, Tim. THE DRAWING OF THE DARK.
Eugene, OR: Hypatia Press, 1991. 0-940-841-13-4 First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Issued w/o d.j. 
One of 800 numbered copies bound in paper over boards and SIGNED by author and introduction & afterword writers - James P. Blaylock and K. W. Jeter. Berlyne, (ed), Secret Histories A3e.1 
Price: 75.00 USD
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452 POWERS, Tim. DINNER AT DEVIANT'S PALACE.
New York: SFBC. 1985. First Hardcover Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Fine d.j. Jacket 
The true first edition hardcover as issued by SFBC with code P028 on pg. 218. "DEVIANT'S PALACE Steaks, Unconventional Seafood, Progressive Cocktails, Meditation Chapel, Petting Zoo, Souvenir Shop, GIRLS, GIRLS GIRLS, Explicit Scenes & Offensive Sounds" - not a place you want to lose your head! SIGNED by the author. Berlyne, (ed), Secret Histories A5b. 
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453 POWERS, Tim. EARTHQUAKE WEATHER.
London: Legend Books, 1997. 0-09-956011-9 First UK Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. Very good + d.j. Jacket 
"Tim Powers' own private vision of California reality . . . his fantastical visions have the power of mythology, of genius" - Hey you won't get me arguing with any of that just look at his list of awards and accolades by those who know better than I! Would be a fine copy but for the toning of the paper as is commonly found with these UK editions. Only 800 copies printed. SIGNED by the author. 
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454 POWERS, Tim. THE ANUBIS GATES.
New York: Ace, 1983. 0-441-02380-0 First edition. Paperback. Fine. Signed
The author's "breakout" novel that truly put him in the front rank of the field. Voted one of Horror's 100 Best Books as compiled by Stephen Jones and Kim Newman from the suggestions/contributions of more than 100 of the best practioners in the field - "The Anubis Gates is the ideal post-modernist genre , at once science fiction, horror, literary fantasy,historical recreation, swashbuckling thriller and comic apocalypse" - Horror 100 Best Books. Is it any wonder it was the hands-down winner of the Philip K. Dick Award. Perhaps a trace of rack rub at base, but virtually new shiny unread copy. SIGNED by the author. 
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455 POWERS, Tim. THE DRAWING OF THE DARK.
New York: Del Rey/Ballantine, 1979, 0-345-27604-3 First edition. Paperback. Fine. 
Brian Duffy - soldier of fortune - meets Merlin, the Lady of the Lake and . . . Powers', King Arthur book. Most enjoyable! One I need to re-read; and an early Powers approaching the height of same! A little color rubbed off the heel of the book else an as new copy. To the author's credit, he really gutted it out with this one, virtually re-writing the book from start to finish under the auspices of editor Lester Del Rey with no promise of acceptance. Del Rey did of course buy the book to which Power's noted - "Lester Del Rey was one of the great editors." SIGNED by the author. Berlyne: A3a 
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456 POWERS, Tim. DINNER AT DEVIANT'S PALACE.
New York: ACE Books, 1985. 0-441-14879-4 First edition. Paperback. 
The author's post-apocalyptic vision of Los Angeles as it existed in the late 1960's, early 70's only a hundred fold worse after nuclear devastation, culminating in the Deviant's Palace Night Club. LA was a very creepy & seamy place back then! SIGNED by the author. Philip K. Dick Memorial Award Winner. Fine unread copy; no reading crease. 
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457 POWERS, Tim. DINNER AT DEVIANT'S PALACE.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1985. 0-441-14879-4 First U.K. Edition. Paperbound. Very good +. 
The author's post-apocalyptic vision modeled after the Los Angeles as it existed in the late 1960's, early 70's only a hundred fold worse after nuclear devastation, culminating in the Deviant's Palace Night Club. LA was a very creepy & seamy place back then! SIGNED by the author. Philip K. Dick Memorial Award Winner. A tiny fold at r.h., lower edge of cover; light age-toning to page edges, else a very good + copy. 
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458 POWERS, Tim. DINNER AT DEVIANT'S PALACE.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1985. 0-441-14879-4 ARC. Paperbound. Very good +. 
The author's post-apocalyptic vision of Los Angeles as it existed in the late 1960's, early 70's only a hundred fold worse after nuclear devastation, culminating in the Deviant's Palace Night Club. SIGNED by the author. Philip K. Dick Memorial Award Winner. One of the very uncommon British, Advanced reading copies. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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459 POWERS, Tim. DINNER AT DEVIANT'S PALACE.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1985. 0-7011-2972-7 First U.K. Edition. Hardcover Very good + 
The author's post-apocalyptic vision of Los Angeles as it existed in the late 1960's, early 70's only a hundred fold worse after nuclear devastation, culminating in the Deviant's Palace Night Club. LA was a very creepy & seamy place back then! SIGNED by the author with a full-page inscription and drawing to his friend, Phil Garland.: Garland was the proprietor of the 'Folly Press' in Tacoma, WA., who published the folly - "A Short Poem" - Ho-Ho-Ho. See, Berlyne, pg. 158. Philip K. Dick Memorial Award Winner. Wonderful association copy! 
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460 POWERS, Tim/BLAYLOCK, James P. THE WAY DOWN THE HILL & THE PINK OF FADING NEON.
Seattle: Axolotl Press, 1986. 0-939-879-07-9 First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Fine d.j. Jacket 
One of 200 copies clothbound. SIGNED by the authors & introductioneers, Edward Bryant & Charles De Lint. Berlyne, (ed), Secret Histories B1b.2 
Price: 75.00 USD
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461 POWERS, Tim/BLAYLOCK, James P. THE WAY DOWN THE HILL/THE PINK OF FADING NEON.
Seattle: Axolotl Press, 1986. 0-939-879-08-5 First Edition. Staplebound stiff paper covers. Fine. 
Of a total edition of only 675 copies, this being one of 400 copies paperbound, issued concurrently with the cloth & leatherbound; no priority. SIGNED x 4. SIGNED by the authors & introductioneers, Edward Bryant & Charles De Lint. Just the slightest trace of tone to cover edges. Berlyne, Secret Histories B1b.1. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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462 POWERS, Tim/BLAYLOCK, James P. THE WAY DOWN THE HILL & THE PINK OF FADING NEON.
Seattle: Axolotl Press, 1986. 0939879085 First Edition. Staplebound wraps. Near fine. 
400 paperbound copies, issued concurrently with cloth & leatherbound; no priority. SIGNED by the authors and introductioneers, Edward Bryant & Charles De Lint. Berlyne, Secret Histories B1b.1 
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463 PRATT, Fletcher. INVADERS FROM RIGEL.
New York, Avalon Books, 1960. [First edition.] 
The comet about to strike Earth is no comet at all but an extraterrestrial ship. One of a few he wrote without the company of his good buddy L. Sprague deCamp. About v.g. -, copy in g.+, d.j., one small chip in front panel and some snags at upper edges; rubbed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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464 PRATT, Fletcher/DE CAMP, L. Sprague. LAND OF UNREASON.
Henry Holt 1942, [First Edition] 
Originally published in UNKNOWN magazine, LAND OF UNREASON was part of an experiment by the publisher—BOOKS FOR THE IMAGINATION—"We believe, as publishers, that there is a substantial body of readers today who welcome books that do nof "conform." . . Too much contemporary fiction seems to lack the quality of imagination." Tape reinforcement to verso of d.j., and age toning to the colorful Boris Artzybasheff d.j. Very "Hoffmania" in style! Solid very good Cloth bound copy in good + d.j. #37JS 
Price: 40.00 USD
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465 PRICE, E. Hoffmann. FAR LANDS, OTHER DAYS.
Chapel Hill, N.C. Carcosa. 1975. [First edition] 
A massive volume gathering thirty-one stories from the pages of WEIRD TALES, SPICY MYSTERY, ARGOSY magazines and others. Enjoyable introduction from one of the most colorful characters I'd ever met—the author himself! Moderate rubbing to d.j., else a fine copy. 
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466 QUINN, Seabury. ROADS.
Sauk Citty, WI. Arkham House 1948 [First Edition] 
A Christmas story originally published in WEIRD TALES, 1938. Five illustrations by Virgil Finlay. A popular AH title that has not dimned with the years. [2137 copies printed]. Small previous owner's bookplate present; lightly rubbed d.j., as usual. Near fine in d.j. #25JS 
Price: 95.00 USD
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467 RICE, ANNE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED
New York Knopf 1988 First Edition 
The author's third Vampire novel. Signed on the flyleaf page. As new in d.j. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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468 ROTSLER, William. I'VE COME A LONG WAY TO HERE.

Drawing measures 14" x 5" on a 14" x 17" page. A SIGNED and titled quickie and rather humorous weirdee by William Rotsler, noted SF cartoonish, writer and a fun guy at SF Conventions. He won Hugos for his fan artwork and was very active in the field. The page was too large for my scanner, hence two separate scans; some creases around the edges and a few tears not affecting the image, easily framed out. Makes me smile everytime I look at it. So what does that say about me! 
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469 SCHMIDT, Stanley, editor. ANALOG: Reader's Choice.
New York, Dial Press, 1981. First Printing. 
The "readers" of ANALOG magazine (and old, ASTOUNDING) pick their favorite stories from the 1930's thru the '70's and some of their choices might surprise you. Raymond Z. Gallun - was a very popular 1930's fictioneer - with probably best tale, OLD FAITHFUL, Lester del Rey with HELEN O'LOY selected for inclusion in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Heinlein with REQUIEM, DeCamp with a two-page quickie - SOME CURIOUS EFFECTS OF TIME-TRAVEL,Tom Godwin with THE COLD EQUATIONS - another tale selected by the Science Fiction Writers of America for inclusion in, 'The Science Fiction Hall of Fame,' PLUS X by Eric Frank Russell fleshed out later as NEXT OF KIN, Simak with his Hugo award winning THE BIG FRONT YARD - also included in "TSFHOF" volume; HOME IS WHAT DO YOU MEAN - - HUMAN? by John W., ASTOUNDING himself, Hugo & Nebula award winning - HOME IS THE HANGMAN by Zelazny, Hugo winner - EYES OF AMBER by Joan D. Vinge, and the original version of the Hugo & Nebula winner, ENDER'S GAME by Card. Very high quality selections in one volume! Review copy with papers laid-in. Remainder flecking else near fine in v.g.+ d.j. 
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470 SCHULTZ, Mark, (HOWARD, Robert E.) MARK SCHULTZ: CONAN—PHOENIX ON THE SWORD—ORIGINAL ART!
Wandering Star 2002 First Edition 
Mark Schultz is one of best and most popular illustrators working today!  He publishes frequently with Fleske publishers and his XENOZOIC tales are hugely popular.  He's done work for DARK HORSE comics and DC, but I first discovered him with the publication of Volume 1 of the deluxe book series published by Wandering Star — ROBERT E. HOWARD's — CONAN OF CIMMERIA cycle.  Shultz set the tone and standard for the series by illustrating the first book in 2002 — WOW! How time flies!! I remember seeing the original black and white artwork at San Diego ComicCon and was completely blown away with its beauty and passion!  Unfortunately all I could afford at the time were a few preliminaries. The piece I offer here is pg. 23 —"Who dies first?", Conan grinned mirthlessly and ferociously.  A pencilled preliminary.  Shultz's prelims are so polished and detailed that you have to look twice to be sure what's-what!  Compare it to the finished pen & ink. The piece measures 8-1/2 x 11 and is signed in pencil with his exuberant signature! 
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471 SHEA, Michael. FAT-FACE.
: Axolotl Press, 1987. 0-939879-13-1 First Edition. Cloth. Near fine. Near fine d.j. Jacket 
Michael Shea's salute to HPL's, Cthulhu Mythos . . . with an updated twist! SIGNED by author and introductioneer, Karl Edward Wagner. Slight ink residue on d.j., during printing. 
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472 SIDNEY-FRYER, Donald. (Clark Ashton Smith). THE SORCERER DEPARTS: Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961).
France: Silver Key Press, 2007. 2908254549 First Edition. Stiff wraps As new Not issued in d.j. Jacket 
Donald Sidney-Fryer's last revision and expansion of his lengthy essay on Clark Ashton Smith that originally appeared in "IN MEMORIAM," Mirage Press, 1963. Two photos of CAS and one of DSF are herein. This book of 66 pages was published in a chapbook size with coated, stiff paper covers. SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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473 SILLITOE, Alan. ALAN SILLITOE:THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER—First Edition!
London W.H. Allen 1959 [First edition] 
A collection of nine stories including the famous novelette which titles the book. A Good + to V.g. -- with two bumped corners, light soiling and foxing to page edges; the d.j., is price-clipped with slight discoloration and moderate wear. Fine copies in d.j., in the UK of this era are not common. #11JS 
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474 SILVERBERG, Robert, editor. THREE TRIPS IN TIME & SPACE.
New York, Hawthorne, 1973 [First edition]. 
Given the "suppose" by Robert Silverberg - "Suppose it were possible . . . to transport oneself to any point on the earth's surface in virtually instantaneous travel?" Three noted authors in novella format take up the challenge: Niven, Brunner and Vance. Strong v.g. copy in v.g.+, d.j., but for some aging at page edges. Nice sheen to d.j. 
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475 SILVERBERG, Robert. SAILING TO BYZANTIUM.
San Francisco, CA/Columbia, PA, Underwood-Miller, 1985. First Edition. Cloth. Fine. Fine. Jacket 
This Special edition was limited to 250, NUMBERED copies, specially bound, slipcased and SIGNED by the AUTHOR. Winner of the 1986 NEBULA AWARD for best novella. 
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476 SIMMONS, Dan. DAN SIMMONS - THE FALL OF HYPERION. WITH FULL-PAGE ERRATA SHEET - SIGNED!
New York, Doubleday, 1990. 0385249500 First Edition. 
The sequel to his popular, HYPERION.; "TFOH" many think, is even better! Winner of both the LOCUS and BSFA awards for best novel, nominated for the HUGO and NEBULA Awards. SIGNED the official date of release, WITH an errata leaf of nearly a full-page of missing text - p. 305. A fine unread copy. NOT your usual Doubleday book! Much better paper and binding. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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477 SKAL, David J. DAVID J. SKAL: SOMETHING IN THE BLOOD: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula. SIGNED!
New York Liveright 2016 First Edition Signed
Epic 650 page biographical tome of the Irish author Bram Stoker and his immortal creation DRACULA, by Vampire expert, David J. Skal. SIGNED by the author. Illustrated with both black & white and color photographs! 
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478 SKEETERS, Paul. [RAY BRADBURY] [SIME, Sidney] SIDNEY H. SIME: MASTER OF FANTASY 1 OF 26 lettered copies, Signed by introductioneer RAY BRADBURY!
Pasadena, Calif., Ward Ritchie Press, 1978. First Edition. 
There was both a trade edition softcover and a limited hardcover edition of 200 NUMBERED COPIES, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND INTRODUCTIONEER, RAY BRADBURY. Now there IS additionally a SPECIAL LETTERED EDITION of only TWENTY-SIX copies that went to the author, Paul Skeeters, introductioneer, Ray Bradbury, and friends of theirs. THIS IS ONE OF THE LETTERED COPIES - LETTER 'W.' As new copy, issued w/o d.j. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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479 SLADEK, John. LOVE AMONG the XOIDS. [SIGNED]
Polk City, IA Chris Drumm 1984 First Edition. 
Semi-pro publisher, Chris Drumm published a number of chapbook-sized booklets, each devoted to a singular author, and signed/numbered by the author, limited to 126 copies. This thirteen-page story was Drumm Booklet #15, written by John Sladek. A tidy well done little booklet handsewn into paper covers. SIGNED & NUMBERED BY THE AUTHOR. A fine copy. 
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480 SMITH, Clark Ashto CLARK ASHTON SMITH:THE ABOMINATIONS OF YONDO. Arkham House, 1960.—SIGNED, INSCRIBED, ASSOCIATION COPY TO LONGTIME FRIEND!
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1960. First Edition. Cloth. Near fine. Very good + d.j. Jacket 
This copy Signed, Inscribed, and presented to his long-time friend, Andrew Dewing—"For Andrew and Janet—I hope you will find a landing-spot somewhere in this miscellany of far flung time and space—Affectionately, Clark. Sept 14, 1960." Smith would die less than a year later. llustrated with a photograph of one of his sculptures on the d.j. 
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481 SMITH, Clark Ashto CLARK ASHTON SMITH:THE ABOMINATIONS OF YONDO. Arkham House, 1960.—SIGNED, INSCRIBED, PRESENTATION COPY!
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1960. First Edition. Cloth. 
This copy Signed, Inscribed, presentation copy, possibly to a neighbor in Pacific Grove or a friend of the author's wife. "To Mrs. Holman, with the compliments of Clark Ashton Smith. Mar., 18, 1960." Full Clark Ashton Smith signature! A little light foxing to page edges, not too much, else fine copy in lightly rubbed d.j. 
Price: 1750.00 USD
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482 SMITH, Clark Ashton CLARK ASHTON SMITH:SANDALWOOD—1925. 250 copies. Gift from the author to Bancroft Library!
(Auburn, Calif.) (The Auburn Journal) (1925) [First edition] Book rack beside desk. 
Bancroft Library "Withdrawn", inscribed, in the author's hand Gift of Clark Ashton Smith." Copy #235 of 250 signed, numbered copies. Stamped, "Bancroft Library University of California Withdrawn 2-8-74" Nine corrections in the author's hand. Signed twice by the author. A very good + copy. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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483 SMITH, Clark Ashton CLARK ASHTON SMITH: OUT OF SPACE AND TIME: Arkham House, 1942. SIGNED, INSCRIBED, PRESENTATION COPY, the year of publication!
Sauk City Arkham House 1942 [First edition] 
The third Arkham House book published and the author's 1st by this esteemed private publisher. Because of the paper restrictions during WW2 book editions were extremely limited and at 1054 copies published it is one of the smallest editions of prose published by AH and elusive in collectible condition. This copy belonged to the author himself as it was presented and inscribed to his school chum, "For Donald Shane, with many memories of our old school - days. Clark Ashton Smith, Auburn, Cal. "Dec. 19, 1942," the year of publication, making it one of the earliest copies signed. This book went out of print quite quickly and copies got away from CAS in a hurry so unless you visited him later, you never got your copy signed! Additionally is a holograph letter from the presentee, Donald Shane describing his knowing CAS and how the book came to him. Presentation copies dated the year of publication are rare. A few small edge chips to the d.j., a few ghost tape stains from the verso of the d.j., with the usual fading to the spine lettering; some rubbing to cloth, but a very good copy to very good+ copy. This is a difficult book to find in this collectible condition! 
Price: 4000.00 USD
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484 SMITH, CLARK ASHTON CLARK ASHTON SMITH: ODES AND SONNETS, 1918. 200 NUMBERED copies. In deluxe Traycase!
San Francisco Book Club of California 1918 [First edition] 
Clark Ashton Smith's 2nd book. And a beautiful thing it is too, printed upon handmade papers for the Book Club of California by the San Francisco printers, Taylor & Taylor. Only 300 numbered copies and a scarce book as it is collected by CAS collectors, Book Club of California collectors, and Californiana collectors. Fifteen poems by the author with four taken from his first book, The Star-Treader. A fine copy with spine label fully intact. A delicate book bound with very light gray boards. Just a slight 1" smudge in upper front of cover. A beautiful copy of a book nearing 100 years old! Housed in a beautiful 1/4 leather gray case designed & built by the noted bookbinder, Gray Parrot. You can now display it properly on your shelf! CLICK on the title for additional photos. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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485 SMITH, Clark Ashton CLARK ASHTON SMITH: MAROONED IN ANDROMEDA one of 12 Holograph Manuscript Leaves - two pages — with WONDER STORIES acceptance letter!
October, 1930 
Amongst CAS' papers, Roy A. Squires (his literary executor) discovered twelve holograph leaves of his story, MAROONED IN ANDROMEDA; Squires sold each leaf individually since pages of the manuscript were lost; the last leaf — or should I say the first leaf — the title-page — he kept for himself. So I offer herein, the holograph title-page and the 2nd page on the verso of the story published in WONDER STORIES, October, 1930 — MAROONED IN ANDROMEDA. Accompanying this manuscript page is the acceptance letter from David Lasser, Managine Editor, and the letter is typed on WONDER STORIES stationary. Having a Clark Ashton Smith holograph manuscript is quite rare as he destroyed his manuscript copies once published. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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486 SMITH, Clark Ashton CLARK ASHTON SMITH: THE STAR-TREADER & Other Poems with Bianca Conti portrait,. The author's first book in its scarcest state!
San Francisco A.M. Robertson 1912 [First Edition] 
The author's first book published when he was just 19 years old in an edition of 1000 copies. As was customary practise the publisher would bind only enough copies to satisfy immediate orders, then when enough orders came in again another batch of copies were bound. There exists some 4 different state bindings of the 1st edition; this being the light blue paper over boards issued with the Bianca Conti portrait laid-in. A fine copy of a book over 100 years old! CLICK on author or title for additional photos. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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487 SMITH, Clark Ashton CLARK ASHTON SMITH:LOST WORLDS. Arkham House, 1944.—SIGNED,INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY TO CO-AUTHOR, DON CARTER!
Sauk City Arkham House 1944 [First edition] 
A truly excellent copy of the author's 2nd Arkham House book, inscribed for his collaborator and friend, Don Carter. Lovely tight copy in d.j.. Inscribed, "For Don, from Clark Ashton Smith, Jan. 1`2, 1947." [2043 Copies Printed]. A difficult CAS to find signed, especially in condition. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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488 SMITH, Clark Ashton CLARK ASHTON SMITH:OUT OF SPACE AND TIME.
Sauk City Arkham House 1942 [First edition] 
The author's first Arkham House book collecting twenty of the author's favorite tales—he wasn't sure there'd be a second volume! Preceeded by his self-published booklet—THE DOUBLE SHADOW AND OTHER FANTASIES, also offered in thie CLARK ASHTON SMITH sale! A fine white-paper copy with one bumped corner. Very very slight fade of spine lettering. A nice copy! RMJ#53. From the Richard M. Jefts, Complete Arkham House collection! 
Price: 2200.00 USD
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489 SMITH, CLARK ASHTON /ANDREW SMITH CLARK ASHTON SMITH:THE BLACK BOOK, ARTIST'S EDITION:1 OF 10 COPIES WITH ORIGINAL ART.See FOTS NEWS! in the Navigation Box for larger photos & artwork available!
Sauk City Arkham House 1979 [First edition] 
The artist for THE BLACK BOOK OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH has realized his ARTIST'S EDITION which includes a pristine signed copy of the book with an original pen & ink drawing from the book, housed in a sumptuous leather and cloth clamshell case with inner cloth chemise and a signed, numbered limitation plate. An exclusive edition of only 10 copies! Price includes Domestic Priority Shipping with Signature Confirmation, Insured PLEASE SEE FOTS NEWS! for larger photos, In the NAVIGATION box for complete artwork and copy numbers available. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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490 SMITH, Clark Ashton. A RENDEZVOUS IN AVEROIGNE.
Sauk City Arkham House 1988 First Edition 
Thirty stories selected by James Turner of Arkham House with advice sought from Smith publisher and friend, Roy A. Squires along with other afficianados who were asked to include a list of their favorite CAS stories. The tales are wonderfully and weirdly illustrated by by Jeffrey K. Potter - it's just a shame the format wasn't larger, the illustrations to me seem to want to burst their boundaries; slick paper would've been nice too! But regardless they are still splendid and complement well with Smith's work. A very popular title with weird tale enthusiasts as the very healthy print-run of 5025 copies sold out quickly and in 2003 the book was reprinted with different cover art. Fine unread copy in d.j. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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491 SMITH, CLARK ASHTON. THE DWELLER IN THE GULF.
Necronomicon Press, 1987. First Thus. Staplebound into stiff paper covers. As new. 
One of a series of booklets that Necronomicon Press did, presenting some of the fictions of Clark Ashton Smith as written without any editorial alterations. Pulp magazines existed on the smallest budgets and editors were constantly snipping and in some cases chopping away at authors' manuscripts to save a few bucks in the word-payment. Smith's work was often severely truncated, diminishing the exotique somnambulism of his prose. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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492 SMITH, CLARK ASHTON. AS IT IS WRITTEN.
West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. As new. As new. Jacket Signed
ILauded as a lost tale by Clark Ashton Smith, published under a pseudonym, it was discovered to the chagrin of all concerned that it was indeed composed by De Lysle Feree Cass an old THRILL BOOK writer! Nevertheless it does now exist as an interesting anomaly. It is rather luxuriantly written and the illustrations by R.J. Krupowicz are equally exotique. Limited to 1250 copies and SIGNED by the illustrator. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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493 SMITH, CLARK ASHTON. CLARK ASHTON SMITH:TO LOVE—TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED!
Auburn, Calif. Auburn Journal, 1922 [First Edition] 
The original typescript of the author's Sonnet—TO LOVE. Dated in the author's hand, "Apr.. 23, 1920." Signed in full—"Clark Ashton Smith." Presented in a Roy A. Squires binder. Fine. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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494 SMITH, Clark Ashton. CLARK ASHTON SMITH: THE ABOMINATIONS OF YONDO —A SIGNED copy directly from Arkham House! Arkham House, 1960.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1960. First Edition. Cloth. Near fine. Very good + d.j. Jacket 
The last book published before the author's death in 1961. Seventeen stories. One of perhaps 10 copies SIGNED by the author on the half-title page at the behest of August Derleth. SIGNED copies of this title are quite scarce. Illustrated with a photograph of one of his sculptures on the d.j. CLICK on author or title for additional photos. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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495 SMITH, Clark Ashton. SELECTED LETTERS OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH.
Sauk City Arkham House 2003 First Edition 
Two hundred seventy-six letters are quoted from the years 1911-1961 to such notables as Samuel Loveman, H.P. Lovecraft, Donald Wandrei, R.H. Barlow, August Derleth, RAH Hoffman, Donald Sidney-Fryer, and most importantly to his mentor, George Sterling. The book contains some fine photographs of CAS which are reproduced upon slick paper, enhancing reproduction. One of the last really good books issued during the twilight years of Arkham House. Well worth your investment. Approximately 3000 copies printed. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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496 SMITH, Clark Ashton. CLARK ASHTON SMITH: LETTERS TO H.P. LOVECRAFT.
West Warwick, R.I., Necronomicon Press, 1987. First Printing. 
Forty-four letters from Clark Ashton Smith to Howard Phillips Lovecraft are quoted from, the earliest being March 20, 1928 [the letters from CAS to HPL beginning their correspondence in 1922 had not been found and to my knowledge is still missing as of the publication of this book] to December 1936. In addition are nine letters to August Derleth immediately following HPL's death, discussing HPL. Lightly rubbed else fine in stiff illustrated paper covers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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497 SMITH, Clark Ashton. TALES OF SCIENCE & SORCERY.
Sauk City Arkham House 1964 [First edition] 
Fourteen stories gathered from the pulp pages of Weird Tales, Wonder Stories, Saturn Science Fiction and others. A moving memoir by his friend, writer E. Hoffmann Price opens the book and is worth the price of admission by itself. Nice moody - I'm a big fan of Frank Utpatel's work - cover illustration reminiscent of CAS' own sculptured heads. [2482 copies printed.] Crisp unread copy virtually as new in d.j. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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498 SMITH, Clark Ashton. GENIUS LOCI and other tales.
Sauk Citty, WI. Arkham House 1948 [First Edition] 
The author's third Arkham House book presents fifteen tales including—THE BLACK ABBOT OF PUTHUUM, THE WILLOW LANDSCAPE, THE WEAVER IN THE VAULT and others gathered from the pages of WEIRD TALES. [3047 copies printed].A nice fresh tight copy with just a trace of insect stain to a few page edges; fine in d.j. #23JS 
Price: 135.00 USD
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499 SMITH, Clark Ashton. POEMS IN PROSE.
Sauk Citty, WI. Arkham House 1964 [First Edition] 
The then complete poems in prose by Clark Ashton Smith, a few have been added since; they read like short-stories, episodes. Includes a fifteen-page introduction by Donald Sidney-Fryer, and twelve B & W illustrations by Frank Utpatel. [1016 copies printed]. As new unread copy. #31JS 
Price: 200.00 USD
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500 SMITH, CLARK ASHTON. CLARK ASHTON SMITH:THE DESERT GARDEN—TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED!
Auburn, Calif. Auburn Journal, 1922 [First Edition] 
The original typescript of the author's poem—THE DESERT GARDEN. Signed in full—"Clark Ashton Smith." Four corrections in the author's hand. There is a hole in the leaf that does not affect any wording. Presented in a Roy A. Squires binder. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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