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Image for RAY BRADBURY: DARK CARNIVAL.  Arkham House, 1946.  [First edition]. [3112 copies]. Author's first book—SIGNED.

RAY BRADBURY: DARK CARNIVAL. Arkham House, 1946. [First edition]. [3112 copies]. Author's first book—SIGNED.

By: BRADBURY, Ray.

Price: $2,200.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Wisconsin, Arkham House: 1947

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 1121


I have always maintained that after HPL, the most important/influential author published by Arkham House was Ray Bradbury: Bradbury was the founding father of the California Writer revolution of the 1950's-60's, influencing those who intentionally broke away from the HPL and more Gothic tradition of horror; Charles Beaumont, George Clayton Johnson, William F. Nolan, Dennis Etchison, Harlan Ellison, and others who brought horror "into the light." DARK CARNIVAL collects ... View more info

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RAMSEY CAMPBELL: NEW TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS—Arkham House, 1980. First edition. Features CROUCH END by Stephen King.

By: CAMPBELL, Ramsey. (Stephen KING)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1092


Nine original tales saluting H.P. Lovecraft:Contributors include, Stephen King, Frank Belknap Long, A.A. Attanasio, Brian Lumley, Basil Copper, T.E.D. Klein, David Drake, Martin S. Warnes, and also editor Ramsay Campbell. Two-page intro by Campbell. One of the best and fastest selling Arkham House books, having gone into three printings. First edition as noted. [3647 copies]. Fine in d.j. #32JS. View more info

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L. SPRAGUE DE CAMP: DEMONS AND DINOSAURS—Arkham House, 1970. [First edition]. [500 copies].

By: DE CAMP, L. Sprague

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House: 1970

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 1105


Seventy pages of light-hearted, clever poetry. Introduction by the author's friend, Lin Carter. Printed in London. [500 copies printed]. The usual light 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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100 BOOKS by AUGUST DERLETH.

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Wisconsin, Arkham House: 1962

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 1125


". . . 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. Some rubbing 'round the edges, but less than usual. One of 200 hardbound in decorated boards! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection. #RMJ22. View more info

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100 BOOKS by AUGUST DERLETH—SIGNED

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Wisconsin, Arkham House: 1962

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 1126


". . . 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. [1225 copies printed]. The Richard M. Jefts, Ark... View more info

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SOMETHING NEAR

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House: 1945

Edition: [First Edition].

Seller ID: 43


Twenty tales harvested primarily from WEIRD TALES, including four set in HPL's, CTHULHU MYTHOS. Derleth's 2nd Arkham House book. Being the editor/publisher of Arkham House afforded Derleth the opportunity to reprint his own works at certain intervals, enabling him to raise some cash to put back into publishing other authors work. A clever and financially at times, much needed boost to keep Arkham House afloat. [2054 copies printed]. A near-fine copy, two corners light... View more info

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NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD—SIGNED

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House: 1948

Edition: [First Edition].

Seller ID: 44


Thirty-two tales gathered from WEIRD TALES, which the author deemed, "fillers." including four set in HPL's, CTHULHU MYTHOS. Derleth's 3rd Arkham House book. Derleth described these tales as "mediocre" yet his "Lagoda's Heads ," was included as a Rod Serling, NIGHT GALLERY episode, and a damn good one too! A fine copy in d.j., SIGNED by the author. View more info

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DARK OF THE MOON—SIGNED

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House: 1947

Edition: [First Edition].

Seller ID: 48


Over four hundred pages of verse with a macabre bent, covering the best of the past two hundred years. Errata leaf noting copyright corrections to Stephen Vincent Benet and Lizzie Woodworth Reese, glued in. The scarcer 1st dust-jacket state in green lettering with $3.00 price. A v.g., tight copy copy, with moderate aging at page edges, one-corner just tipped; 1/2" closed-tear at base of d.j., spine., with light edge-wear. A very presentable copy SIGNED by Derleth. View more info

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DARK THINGS

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House: 1971

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 52


Anthology edited by Derleth with tales by HPL & Derleth, REH & Derleth, Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, Basil Copper, Jacobi, Brennan, Metcalf, Lumley, Emil Petaja and others. A sharp crisp copy, as new in d.j. [3051 copies printed] 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]

Seller ID: 1079


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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ARKHAM HOUSE:The First 20 Years 1939-1959

By: DERLETH, August.

Price: $2,000.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House: 1959

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 1107


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. 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

By: DERLETH, August.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House: 1959

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 1109


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

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THE TRAIL OF CTHULHU

By: DERLETH, August.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House: 1962.

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 1252


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. Very slight darkening at spine. [2470 copies printed]. #RMJ56 View more info

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LONESOME PLACES—SIGNED

By: DERLETH, August.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House: 1962.

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 1255


"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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SOMEONE IN THE DARK

By: DERLETH, August.

Price: $700.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House: 1941

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 1256


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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AUGUST DERLETH: SOMEONE IN THE DARK—Arkham House, [1967 Reprint]. [300 copies printed]. Inscribed and Signed by the author!

By: DERLETH, August.

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House: [1967]

Edition: [Second edition].

Seller ID: 1257


In an Arkham House announcement in 1967, August Derleth announced that a batch of previously unsold copies of SOMEONE IN THE DARK had been discovered and Arkham House would offer copies at $5.00. Derleth had actually reprinted 300 copies in a "facsimile" edition without informing his customers. The "facsimile" isn't quite that—as the book is taller and the spine stamping is much duller than the oirginal—However it is a nicer presentation and more "Arkham-Like" than... View more info

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COLONEL MARKESAN and less pleasant people

By: DERLETH, August/SCHORER, Mark

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House: 1966

Edition: [First Edition].

Seller ID: 45


On the West bank of the quiet Wisconsin river, two young high school graduates rent a cottage, to spend a Summer writing Pulp fiction in an effort to raise money for their oncoming futures. Derleth and Schorer succeed with seven of the seventeen stories, which are published in WEIRD TALES the following year; with the remaining stories in the ensuing. Not a bad Summer's work! [2405 copies printed]. Very-fine copy in like d.j. View more info

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MR. GEORGE and OTHER ODD PERSONS.

By: GRENDON, Stephen/DERLETH, August

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House: 1963

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 1103


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

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THE SHUTTERED ROOM

By: LOVECRAFT, H.P.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House: 1959

Edition: [First edition]. 2527 copies.

Seller ID: 700


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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H.P. LOVECRAFT: SOMETHING ABOUT CATS. Arkham House, Sauk City, 1949. [First Edition]. One owner copy unusually fine in d.j.

By: LOVECRAFT, H.P.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Sauk City, WI, Arkham House: 1949

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 1077


The companion volume to MARGINALIA—another of the Arkham House volumes miscellany,by/about HPL with Revisions, Essays, Notes, Poems, etc., by HPL. Personal memoirs by Rheinhart Kleiner, Derleth, Fritz Leiber, Jr., E. Hoffmann Price, Samuel Loveman, and Sonia Davis—the author's wife. and articles by contributors dealing with the author's writings and personality. Some good photos but not as many as in MARGINALIA. [2995 copies printed]. Just a slight aging at folds... View more info