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CLARK ASHTON SMITH: OUT OF SPACE AND TIME: Arkham House, 1942. SIGNED, INSCRIBED, PRESENTATION COPY, the year of publication!

By: SMITH, Clark Ashton

Price: $4,000.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House, 1942

Edition: [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 Asht... View more info

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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!

By: SMITH, CLARK ASHTON /ANDREW SMITH

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House, 1979

Edition: [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 t... View more info

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CYNTHIA ASQUITH:THIS MORTAL COIL—The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House collection

By: ASQUITH, Cynthia.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Wisconsin, Arkham House, 1947

Edition: [First Edition]


The authoress' first book of macabre fiction; nine stories. [2609 Copies Printed]. The fifth book by a British writer issued after the War by Arkham House. A listing from the Richard M. Jefts complete Arkham House collection. Slight aging to d.j., edges as usual, else a fiine unread copy in Ronald Cline d.j. #RMJ22. View more info

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DEEP WATERS

By: HODGSON, William Hope.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Sauk Citty, WI., Arkham House, 1966

Edition: [First Edition]


This British author was practically unknown here in the States, until Derleth published the landmark volume—HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND—some of the author's longer works: DEEP WATERS presents a sampling of the author's excellent shorter works. Lovecraft lauded Hodgson's work in his SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE. "THE VOICE IN THE NIGHT" contained herein is a classic in the literature. This Arkham House edition adds three stories discovered after the author's death.... View more info

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DEMONS AND DINOSAURS

By: DE CAMP, L. Sprague

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House, 1970

Edition: [First Edition]


Seventy pages of light-hearted, clever poetry. Introduction by the author's friend, Lin Carter. Printed in London. [500 copies printed]. The usual rubbing to d.j., else fine. A listing from the Richard M. Jefts complete Arkham House collection. #RMJ3. View more info

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FEARFUL PLEASURES

By: COPPARD, A.E.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Wisconsin, Arkham House, 1946

Edition: [First Edition]


Twenty-two tales and a most entertaining introduction by the author espousing his complete disbelief in the supernatural, only to give examples in his own life which could lead anyone to believe in the supernatural! "It is not to be explained why the supernatural which is so fearsome to experience, is so attractive to peruse, why so rich a thrill is got from reading what would be death for us to encounter.—A.E. Coppard from his foreword. Sharp corners; a fine fresh c... View more info

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FRANK BELKNAP LONG:THE HORROR FROM THE HILLS—SIGNED! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection

By: LONG, Frank Belknap

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House, 1963

Edition: [First Edition]


Short novel reprinted from the pages of WEIRD TALES magazine. [1997 copies printed]. SIGNED by the author on the end-paper. A very fine copy in variant d.j., much lighter black tone which allows the red detail to come through. Issued without the copyright cancellation sticker. A listing from the Richard M. Jefts complete Arkham House collection. #RMJ9. View more info

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FRITZ LEIBER:NIGHT'S BLACK AGENTS—AUTHOR'S 1ST BOOK, SIGNED! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection

By: LEIBER, JR., Fritz.

Price: $550.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House, 1947

Edition: [First Edition]


The first book by this very important 20th Century, Fantasy & Science Fiction writer. He also created Fafhrd & the Grey Mouser; and coined the term—"Sword & Sorcery." Nice tidy early SIGNED by the author copy. [3084 copies printed]. Light aging to d.j., extremeties, else a lovely fine, tight copy. A listing from the Richard M. Jefts complete Arkham House collection. #RMJ7. View more info

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GREEN TEA and other ghost stories.

By: LE FANU, Sheridan.

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Wisconsin, Arkham House, 1945

Edition: [First Edition]


One of the very last of the "wartime" editions published, Derleth would —in 1946—increase his print-runs to make-up for expenses incurred by restricted paper allowances enforced during the war. Typical aging and glue-staining to end-papers; a small port—1-1/2" of the heel of the cloth and d.j., has seen water-staining; two corners bumped else V.g.-, in V.g.- d.j. From the Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection. #RMJ18. View more info

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H.P. LOVECRAFT: MARGINALIA!

By: LOVECRAFT, H.P.

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House, 1944

Edition: [First edition]. 2035 copies.


MARGINALIA is the earliest of the miscellanea volumes published to fill the "demands of our readers" for more HPL and more information about HPL. It's certainly a worthy addition to the canon including his Houdini rewrite IMPRISIONED WITH THE PHARAOHS, his revisions MEDUSA'S COIL, WINGED DEATH and THE MAN OF STONE by Zealia Bishop and Hazel Heald; two pieces of HPL juvenalia along with six fiction fragments; his essays on Dunsany, on the WRITING OF WEIRD FICTION and INTE... View more info

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H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE SHUTTERED ROOM!

By: LOVECRAFT, H.P.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House, 1959

Edition: [First edition]. 2527 copies.


THE SHUTTERED ROOM is the third volume of the five HPL miscellanea and a particular favorite of mine (perhaps it's the very suggestive Richard Taylor d.j. illustration!). In August Derleth's introduction he notes how timely that to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Arkham House, a new HPL volume should be released as he himself stated - ""It seemed to us at Arkham House that our twentieth anniversary book ought to be a final collection of Lovecraftiana."... View more info

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HENRY WHITEHEAD:JUMBEE and Other Uncanny Tales—The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection

By: WHITEHEAD, Henry S.

Price: $395.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Wisconsin, Arkham House, 1944

Edition: [First Edition].


Fourteen stories harvested from WEIRD TALES magazine, with a 5-1/2 page introduction by Robert H. Barlow. Whitehead lead a colorful existence but did not begin serious fictioneering until he was stationed in the Virgin Islands for nine years as an Episcopal archdeacon. Barlow notes that Whitehead " . . . was a craftsman in his life and in his writing. . . his stories are the product of a cultivated and reflective mind and of an organized and dexterous pen." HPL was v... View more info

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L. P. HARTLEY: THE TRAVELING GRAVE and other stories. The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection

By: HARTLEY, L.P.

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Wisconsin, Arkham House, 1948

Edition: [First Edition]


Collection of twelve supernatural tales. One of my favorite Utpatel d.j's. [2047 Copies Printed] Two corners just nubbed during initial shipment, else a fine fresh copy. Doesn't turn up all that often. #RMJ35. View more info

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MARGINALIA.

By: LOVECRAFT, H.P.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Sauk City, WI, Arkham House, 1944

Edition: [First Edition]


The first of the Arkham House volumes by/about HPL with Fragments written by HPL, Essays, Revisions, a few very early tales; and personal anecdotes, poems and articles by contributors dealing with the author's writings and personality. Numerous good—but small—photos of HPL and pother Weird Tales writers,;Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Henry S. Whitehead, Donald Wandrei, Frank Belknap Long, Henry Kuttner, E. Hoffman Price and too many others to note; in addi... 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