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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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3 TALES OF HORROR

By: LOVECRAFT, H.P.

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House, 1967

Edition: [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. View more info

A RENDEZVOUS IN AVEROIGNE.

By: SMITH, Clark Ashton.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House, 1988

Edition: 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 splend... View more info

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A.E. COPPARD:FEARFUL PLEASURES—Scarce Book Club Edition! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection

By: COPPARD, A.E.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Wisconsin, Arkham House, 1946

Edition: [First Edition]


BOOK CLUB EDITION! In 1948, David Kyle and Marty Greenberg (then the publishers of Gnome Press) founded the FANTASY BOOK CLUB. The club was designed to not only aid them in moving their own remainder copies at 50% off, but also Fantasy Press and other publishers—including a few Arkham House books. Two AH books offered were FEARFUL PLEASURES and THE CLOCK STRIKES TWELVE with the 'BOOK CLUB EDITION" stamped on the d.j.'s. An uncommon and interesting addition to your Ark... 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: H.P. LOVECRAFT:THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection

By: LOVECRAFT, H.P.

Price: $2,200.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Wisconsin, Arkham House, 1939

Edition: [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 "p... View more info

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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

By: LOVECRAFT, H.P.

Price: $14,000.00

Publisher: Athol, MASS., Recluse Press, 1928

Edition: [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 superi... View more info

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ARKHAM HOUSE: LEAH BODINE DRAKE:A HORNBOOK FOR WITCHES! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection

By: DRAKE, Leah Bodine.

Price: $2,100.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Wisconsin, Arkham House, 1950

Edition: [First Edition]


Another of those "handful" of truly elusive issuances from Arkham House/Mycroft & Moran, although the colophon states 553 copies, aparently the authoress took half the edition back to her hometown of Evansville and distributed copies amongst her friends and acquaintances! Hence only a few hundred were offered thru Arkham House. A Fine fresh copy that bears a Hannes Bok designed bookplate of Harold C. Worden, and the tidily written number in ink, ""K126." D.j., just th... 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