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100 BOOKS by AUGUST DERLETH- SIGNED!

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Wisconsin, Arkham House, 1962

Edition: [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. #... View more info

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ARKHAM HOUSE: AUGUST DERLETH—LONESOME PLACES—SIGNED & INSCRIBED! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection

By: DERLETH, August.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House, 1962.

Edition: [First Edition]


"The best of Derleth's Macabre fiction." Eighteen stories. A fine copy in d.j., SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the author on the fly-leaf.—"One of my best collections, August Derleth." One corner bumped and a very little rubbing at d.j., edges. A fine copy in d.j. [2201 copies printed]. #RMJ58. View more info

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ARKHAM HOUSE: AUGUST DERLETH—NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD. SIGNED! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection

By: DERLETH, August.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House, 1948

Edition: [First Edition]


Stories harvested from WEIRD TALES. [2067 copies printed]. Lightly aged at d.j.,extremeties, else fine. SIGNED by the auhor. A listing from the Richard M. Jefts complete Arkham House collection. #RMJ4. View more info

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ARKHAM HOUSE: AUGUST DERLETH—SOMEONE IN THE DARK. Arkham's 2nd published book! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection

By: DERLETH, August.

Price: $700.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House, 1941

Edition: [First Edition]


A collection of sixteen ghost stories, or near ghost stories, which Derleth considered "stories that could be read twice." The book is divided into three sections: NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD—containing nine stories; A HOUSE WITH SOMEBODY IN IT—containing five stories, and VISITORS FROM DOWN UNDER—with two stories. I'm sure this was a stopgap book, published—or perhaps "donated" —to help put some cash into Arkham House's coffers until THE OUTSIDER—which was stil... View more info

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ARKHAM HOUSE: AUGUST DERLETH—SOMEONE IN THE DARK—2nd AH edition limited to 300 copies. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the author to Richard M. Jefts!

By: DERLETH, August.

Price: $550.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House, [1965]

Edition: [Second edition].


The infamous "found copies" of SOMEONE IN THE DARK republished by Derleth in 1965 and sold for $5 the copy. It's slightly taller and bound in heavier boards but still smaller than the standard AH title. Book measures 5 x 7-1/4". [300 copies] One of the scarcest Arkham House books! SIGNED and INSCRIBED—"For Richard M. Jefts, Cordially." A very fine copy in like d.j. View more info

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ARKHAM HOUSE: AUGUST DERLETH—THE MASK OF CTHULHU—SIGNED & INSCRIBED! TO Richard M. Jefts.

By: DERLETH, August.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House, 1958..

Edition: [First Edition]


Stores originally published in WEIRD TALES gin the 1940's & 50's. Derleth expands upon HPL's, CTHULHU MYTHOS. Nice white-paper copy SIGNED and INSCRIBED—"To Richard M. Jefts . . . "by the author on the fly-leaf. Excellent d.j., work by one of the best of the Arkham House artist—RICHARD TAYLOR. [2051 copies printed]. #RMJ57. View more info

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ARKHAM HOUSE: AUGUST DERLETH—THE TRAIL OF CTHULHU. SIGNED! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection

By: DERLETH, August.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House, 1962.

Edition: [First Edition]


Stores originally published in WEIRD TALES gathering all the Dr. Laban Shrewsbury appearances. Derleth discusses HPL's, CTHULHU MYTHOS, listing the thirteen HPL tales which form the core of the MYTHOS, in a concluding postscript. Nice white-paper copy SIGNED by the author on the fly-leaf. Excellent d.j., work by one of the best of the Arkham House artist—RICHARD TAYLOR. [2470 copies printed]. #RMJ56 View more info

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ARKHAM HOUSE:The First 20 Years 1939-1959—Only 80 HARDBOUND COPIES! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection

By: DERLETH, August.

Price: $2,200.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House, 1959

Edition: [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]. Of the 815 printed, 80 were printed in light boards. This copy is one of the 80 in boards. Quite scarce. Fine. A listing from the Richard M. Jefts complete Arkham House collection. #RMJ5. View more info

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ARKHAM HOUSE:The First 20 Years 1939-1959—SIGNED! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection

By: DERLETH, August.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House, 1959

Edition: [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. View more info

BACON'S ESSAYS. Fall & Winter, 1929-1930.

By: {DERLETH, August W.}

Price: $45.00

Publisher: St. Louis, Victor Edward Bacon, 1929


A rare amateur-zine appearance by August W. Derleth featuring his tale—THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS. V.g. copy, folded for mailing. Bedsheet sized printed upon slick paper. View more info

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MASK OF CTHULHU.

By: DERLETH, August.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Sauk City, WI, Arkham House, 1958

Edition: [First Edition]


Six "Cthulhu Mythos" tales gathered from WEIRD TALES, magazine. [2051 copies]. A spot of color loss from upper back spine-edge of d.j. Previous Owner's signature with his "Ankh" stamped on flyleaf & title-page. Else a fine tight copy in nice Richard Taylor d.j. #19JS View more info

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MR. GEORGE and OTHER ODD PERSONS.

By: GRENDON, Stephen/DERLETH, August

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House, 1963

Edition: [First Edition]


Seventeen stories collected primarily from WEIRD TALES magazine. And as the author himself says of them in his introduction—"I have come to think many of them among the best macabre tales I have written." All the tales composed within a month(!) in the wee hours of the morning, and under great duress, as the author's primary assignment at that time was his novel, THE SHIELD OF THE VALIANT. A very fine copy in d.j., without the usual spine discoloration. Uncommon th... View more info