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JAMES P. BLAYLOCK. a bibliography of his fiction: [SIGNED], (BLAYLOCK, James P.)
1 (BLAYLOCK, James P.) JAMES P. BLAYLOCK. a bibliography of his fiction: [SIGNED]
[Long Beach, Calif.]: [Wonderworld Books], [1986?]. First printing. Leaf of paper folded to make four. 
The author's 1st bibliography printed I believe for the occasion of a book signing at the now sadly defunct, Wonderworld Books, formerly of Long Beach. A single leaf folded to make four,tThere couldn'tve been more than 100 printed for the afternoon attendees. Quite scarce thus. SIGNED by the author after the fact. Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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THE PRIVATE PRESS OF ROY A. SQUIRES: A BIBLIOGRAPHY., (BRADBURY, LOVECRAFT, ROBERT E. HOWARD,LEIBER, CLARK ASHTON SMITH).
2 (BRADBURY, LOVECRAFT, ROBERT E. HOWARD,LEIBER, CLARK ASHTON SMITH). THE PRIVATE PRESS OF ROY A. SQUIRES: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Glendale, Calif.: Roy A. Squires, 1987. First Edition. Handsewn into heavy cover papers. As new. 
The Private Press of Roy A. Squires' was the noted printer's bibliography of his own printing publications and was ironically the last booklet he printed as he died of cancer the following year. Roy A. Squires was one of Ray Bradbury's earliest friends when the author moved to California, and it was Squires who took Ray to his first LASFAS meeting at Clifton Cafeteria. Squires was also Clark Ashton Smith's friend and literary executor after Smith's death. Squires also met and befriended H. P. Lovecraft's wife - Sonia Greene and Clark Ashton Smith's wife, Carol Dorman. But Squires will best be remembered as the printer/publisher of booklets of the highest quality, printing upon a small primitive press from handset type, utilizing fine papers of authors, Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton smith, Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, Frank Belknap Long, and his friend, Phil Garland. Squires printed 39 booklets including this, his bibliography.This state of his bibliography comprise what he termed his "larger paper copy" of 80 numbered copies with leaves tipped-in from six of his publications. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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PHILIP K. DICK: THE LEST TESTAMENT, (DICK, PHILIP K.) Gregg Rickman
3 (DICK, PHILIP K.) Gregg Rickman PHILIP K. DICK: THE LEST TESTAMENT
Long Beach, California Fragments West/The Valentine press 1985 [First edition} 
The companion volume to the author's first book on PKD - "PHILIP K. DICK: IN HIS OWN WORDS," although this book focusses primarily on Phil's "visions" & philosophy and especially his VALIS experiences. PKD was a very sensitive, caring individual, more considerate of others than himself and these human qualities come through most accurately in his own words in Rickman's books. Wraps. Fine copy. 
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LOVECRAFT: A BIOGRAPHY (With a signed sticker from De Camp present), (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) DE CAMP, L. SPRAGUE
4 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) DE CAMP, L. SPRAGUE LOVECRAFT: A BIOGRAPHY (With a signed sticker from De Camp present)
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1975 First Edition 
There is no such thing as an impartial biography and if there were it would be too boring to read! No matter how much one tries to be impartial, certain things move us or do not move us based upon our own personality and experience. De Camp's critical biography ("I saw in him certain of my own shortcomings . . . ") raised a howl amongst Lovecraft enthusiasts that kept HPL fanzines a-buzz for years afterward. S.T. Joshi has pointed out errors in the book but errors are noteworthy as they motivate us further to seek the truth. De Camp's biography flows well and reads quickly as one would expect from a pulp magazine veteran and I would urge it upon you as the one you read before you attempt to tackle Joshi's. Gerry de la Ree was the first bookseller I ever knew who began the practice of signed book stickers. This copy bears such a signed sticker. This is a fine unread copy copy in a d.j. that would be very fine but for a 1/2" closed tear and wrinkle at lower front panel. No price clipping. Slight foxing at page edges of photos else about fine in v.g. d.j. 
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THE LOVECRAFT CIRCLE: Catalog 8 by Roy A. Squires., (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) ROY A. SQUIRES.
5 (LOVECRAFT, H.P.) ROY A. SQUIRES. THE LOVECRAFT CIRCLE: Catalog 8 by Roy A. Squires.
Glendale, Calif.: Roy A. Squires, First Printing. Staplebound wraps. As new. 
I still marvel at the Roy Squires catalogs and it's more than forty years later! They are written with such erudition, humor and good taste. This catalog includes Lovecraft's own copy of his stillborn book - "THE SHUNNED" house - inscribed by the binder, Robert H. Barlow - "For H.P.L. who only wrote it. With the compliments of the binder R.H.B., June 9, 1935. On the occasion of his second visit." Bound in full leather. $950 (that was a lot of money in those days!!) Also for sale a SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH in d.j., with errata sheet. Described by Squires as one of the 2 finest copies in recent decades. $ 450 HPL's - NOTES & COMMONPLACE BOOK one of 75 bound. $ 275. Plus listings with descriptions of HPL letters offered for sale. JOSHI: III-G-iv-10 There are also sections of works by Clark Ashton Smith, Frank Belknap Long, and an offering of Ray Bradbury...h'm? He's not an HPL circle member! 
Price: 120.00 USD
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ROBERT E. HOWARD: THE MISCAST BARBARIAN., (ROBERT E. HOWARD) DE CAMP, L. SPRAGUE.
6 (ROBERT E. HOWARD) DE CAMP, L. SPRAGUE. ROBERT E. HOWARD: THE MISCAST BARBARIAN.
Saddle River, NJ.: Gerry de la Ree, 1975. First Edition. Staplebound into heavy paper covers. As new. 
This book - an expansion of his essay in his Arkham House book "Literary Swordsmen & Sorcerers" - was the preliminary to de Camp's full-blown biography of REH entitled: "DARK VALLEY DESTINY," published by BlueJay books in 1983. It's a very nicely done book with artwork throughout by Stephen Fabian, Virgil Finlay, Roy Krenkel, George Barr and C. Lee Healy, with an excellent portrait by Charlie McGill of Howard on the cover. Printed upon heavy quality paper the text is divided into 10 parts: 1. The Formative Years, 2. The Die is Cast, 3. Into Manhood, 4. Literary Influences, 5. Celtic Heritage, 6. A Product of His Times, 7. His Markets Widen, 8. Thoughts of Suicide, 9. The Arrival of Conan, 10. His Writing Style, 11. Into Other Areas, 12. Productive Years, 13. All Fled All Done, 14. Possible Reasons, 15. The Revival. If you don't have a lot of time to read De Camp's book-length biography, this makes for a great crash-course introduction, is very concise, and a fast read. De Camp had the advantage of visiting Howard's hometown, CROSS PLAINS in 1965 when there were still people alive who'd know Robert E. Howard 
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CLARK ASHTON SMITH: The Sorcerer Departs. [SIGNED], (SMITH, CLARK ASHTON) DONALD SIDNEY-FRYER
7 (SMITH, CLARK ASHTON) DONALD SIDNEY-FRYER CLARK ASHTON SMITH: The Sorcerer Departs. [SIGNED]
West Hills, Calif. Tsathoggua Press 1997. First edition. 
Thirty-eight page book reprints the article originally published in CLARK ASHTON SMITH: In Memoriam with updated with a new afterword by Donald Sidney-Fryer. Tidy little production with cover art by Robert H. Knox. I doubt there were more than a few hundred printed. Comes with an erratta leaf. Booklet is SIGNED by the author. Very limited print-run. Fine copy. 
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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF KLARKASH-TON: The Clark Ashton Smith Centennial Conference, (SMITH, CLARK ASHTON), RONALD HILGER, editor.
8 (SMITH, CLARK ASHTON), RONALD HILGER, editor. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF KLARKASH-TON: The Clark Ashton Smith Centennial Conference
n.p. The Averon Press 1996. [First edition] Signed
A handsome production with a cover by Gahan Wilson depecting CAS at his 100th birthday party with Tsathoggua and others in attendance. This booklet was the product of a gathering of CAS enthusiasts present September, 1993 in Auburn, California to celebrate with readings and general falderol by those who knew him - Robert Elder, Donald Sidney-Fryer, Jesse Knight, Marvin Heimstra, Henry Vester and others. The forty-two page book incudes poetry by CAS, and color photos of some of his artwork; there are also background and biographical articles by the aforementioned. Only two hundred were produced. SIGNED by contributor, poet, Arkham House author and CAS bibliographer, Donald Sidney-Fryer. Fine in wraps. 
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FANTASMS: A Jack Vance Bibliography., (VANCE, Jack), LEAVACK & UNDERWOOD
9 (VANCE, Jack), LEAVACK & UNDERWOOD FANTASMS: A Jack Vance Bibliography.
San Francisco/Columbia, PA: Underwood-Miller, 1978 . First Edition Paperbound. 
An excellent bibliography of the noted writer. The only shortcoming of the book is that the author continued to write and publish until well into the 90's! The book is illustrated with cover reproductions which is a great help. Only 900 paper copies produced. Still in shrinkwrap. Fine. 
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JAMES P. BLAYLOCK: A Bibliography of American & English Editions. [SIGNED], BLAYLOCK, JAMES P.
10 BLAYLOCK, JAMES P. JAMES P. BLAYLOCK: A Bibliography of American & English Editions. [SIGNED]
Royal Oak, Michigan, Mission Viejo, California: ASAP {Airtight Seals Allied Production,} 1992. First Printing. Staplebound into stiff heavy covers. As new. 
James P. Blaylock is a Clint Eastwood-built, soft-spoken fellow who writes with a sharp wit, a scholar's pen and the heart of a small boy - that he keeps in a jar on his desk - as good old Robert Bloch used to quip! A bit premature this bibliography I think, as JPB was just hitting his stride - and has shown no signs of letting up - nevertheless it does provide pertinent information regarding his output - especially the slip-cased limited editions. SIGNED by the subject, the artist and the elusive - "William Ashbless." Limited to 225 SIGNED, numbered copies. There was no hardcover publication of this item. 225 copies. 
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ZEN & THE ART OF WRITING., BRADBURY, RAY.
11 BRADBURY, RAY. ZEN & THE ART OF WRITING.
Santa Barbara, Calif.: Capra Press, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. As new. Issued w/o d.j. Jacket Signed
This is one of the hardbound, numbered, SIGNED by the author: sold out before publication. Wanna be a writer? Take a writing class from the Master himself. Ray Bradbury's - "ZEN & THE ART OF WRITING," lays down the rules, the rules HE used his entire life and if you've got any talent you'll get published. RULE 1: WORK, RULE 2: RELAX, RULE 3: DON'T THINK, RULE 4: RELAX FURTHER. Now those are Ray's major rules, but there is additional advice and subtleties expounded upon and to get his take on those you'll have to buy the book! 
Price: 125.00 USD
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H.P. LOVECRAFT: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, BRENNAN, Joseph Payne. (H.P. LOVECRAFT)
12 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)
13 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. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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JAMES BRANCH CABELL: A collection of his works: Roy A. Squires: Catalog 10., CABELL, JAMES BRANCH.
14 CABELL, JAMES BRANCH. JAMES BRANCH CABELL: A collection of his works: Roy A. Squires: Catalog 10.
Glendale, Calif.: Roy A. Squires, Staplebound into stiff paper wraps. Very fine. 
Roy liked having "themes" for his catalogues whenever possible, and very often would single-out an author if he got in a large collection of his/her works, and sometimes if he simply liked that author himself! Such was the case here when he featured an author he enjoyed reading and felt had been unjustly neglected, and he had just gotten this large collection of his works to be able to offer as a whole. 135 titles altogether for the grand sum of $4650...I didn't know a damn thing about Cabell at the time but would've paid that sum based upon Squires' own descriptions had I had it! A Cabell bibliographic education thrown in for free! Squires catalogues 1-20 plus supplement have become highly cherished collectors items especially for those of us who knew him personally; the early ones are quite scarce. I still marvel at the Roy Squires catalogs and it's more than forty years later! They are written with such erudition, humor and good taste. There was no one like him. From the Roy A. Squires archive! Fine unread copy of this scarce catalogue! 
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100 BOOKS by AUGUST DERLETH- SIGNED!, DERLETH, August
15 DERLETH, August 100 BOOKS by AUGUST DERLETH- SIGNED!
Sauk City, Wisconsin Arkham House 1962 [First Edition] 
". . . variety of interest makes it impossible to identify the work of August Derleth by any label or to classify him easily—he is sui generis"—Donald Wandrei in his introduction to the book. Photographs. A complete bibliography of Derleth's work to that time. Cover edges slightly folded over page edges as often found with this chapbook. SIGNED & Inscribed to the noted collector & publisher, Chuck Garvin. A fine copy.The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection. #RMJ21 
Price: 250.00 USD
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ARKHAM HOUSE:The First 20 Years 1939-1959—SIGNED! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection, DERLETH, August.
16 DERLETH, August. ARKHAM HOUSE:The First 20 Years 1939-1959—SIGNED! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection
Sauk City, Arkham House 1959 [First Edition] 
A bibliography of the noted publisher with an introduction by Derleth and all author/titles published up to that time. Contents of each book is also listed. [815 copies printed]. This copy — one issued in paper covers, is SIGNED by the editor. Fine. A listing from the Richard M. Jefts complete Arkham House collection. #RMJ6. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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BLOOD & THUNDER: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard. 150 SIGNED copies!, FINN, Mark, (HOWARD, Robert Ervin).
17 FINN, Mark, (HOWARD, Robert Ervin). BLOOD & THUNDER: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard. 150 SIGNED copies!
Robert E. Howard Foundation, 2011. First Hardcover Edition. Hardcover. As new. As new d.j. Jacket Signed
A sympathetic biography of the troubled author who established a new genre of fiction and created the anti-hero who personified it - Conan - then killled himself at 30. Privately published by The Robert E. Howard Foundation in its first and only hardcover appearance of 150 copies. SIGNED, and numbered by the author. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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HOBGOBLIN APOLLO, FRYER, Donald-Sidney
18 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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EMPEROR OF DREAMS: A Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography. SIGNED by the compiler., FRYER, Donald-Sidney (Clark Ashton Smith)
19 FRYER, Donald-Sidney (Clark Ashton Smith) EMPEROR OF DREAMS: A Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography. SIGNED by the compiler.
West Kingston, RI Donald M. Grant 1978 First Edition 
This epic work occupied Donald Sidney-Fryer from 1960 to the late 1970's. If "EOD" existed only as a bibliography, you would be more than suitably impressed�listing not only the entirety of Smith's book publications from 1912 to 1978, but the contents of each book both poetry & prose, along with his magazine appearances of both poetry & prose; an index of the "First lines" of that poetry; anthology appearances both poetry & prose, letters, essays�however it is more than a "bibliography," it additionally includes personal asides by those who knew him, laudatory essays by such notables as Ray Bradbury, Fritz Leiber, August Derleth and even�yes, Harlan Ellison! A biography of CAS, and accompanying photographs of CAS and his environs. Exhaustive and exhausting when you consider that this was all done before the age of the personal computer! With this volume you will have everything you need to begin, or add to your researches of Clark Ashton Smith and his work! It is additionally a most handsome oversized volume, nicely presented. Signed by the compiler. Fine in d.j. CLICK on author or title for aditional photos. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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ROBERT F. KENNEDY: JUST FRIENDS AND BRAVE ENEMIES—SIGNED by ROBERT F. KENNEDY!, KENNEDY, Robert F.
20 KENNEDY, Robert F. ROBERT F. KENNEDY: JUST FRIENDS AND BRAVE ENEMIES—SIGNED by ROBERT F. KENNEDY!
New York Harper & Row 1962 First Edition 
In 1962 only months before the Cuban Missle Crises, Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy undertook a 30,000 mile world tour, speaking to students, politicians, and everyday people spreading the gospel of American goodwill. His speeches and noted commentary was documented into book form and published here. ALL profits from the book went to scholarships for students at universities in Japan, Indonesia and Berlin. SIGNED, "Robert Kennedy" on the flyleaf page. Fine copy in price-clipped d.j. #5JS 
Price: 550.00 USD
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