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Image for ROBERT BLOCH: PSYCHO.  Simon & Schuster, 1959.  First edition. SIGNED & INSCRIBED to H.P. Lovecraft biographer and researcher—Arthur Koki. Fine fresh copy.

ROBERT BLOCH: PSYCHO. Simon & Schuster, 1959. First edition. SIGNED & INSCRIBED to H.P. Lovecraft biographer and researcher—Arthur Koki. Fine fresh copy.

By: BLOCH, Robert

Price: $4,000.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1959

Edition: First

Seller ID: 106


One of the most influential horror novels of the 20th century with a contemporary signature and lengthy inscription to an H.P. Lovecraft biographer and researcher, noted in Joshi's biography, by the author—"To _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ with kindest personal regards and in full confidence that the day is not far distant when he will be autographing HIS books for me! Robert Bloch, 1961" Lightly toned paper—far less than usually encountered with this cheaply made book... View more info

Image for (HARRY HARRISON): VENDETTA FOR THE SAINT—The SAINT, penned and signed by SF writer, HARRY HARRISON!

(HARRY HARRISON): VENDETTA FOR THE SAINT—The SAINT, penned and signed by SF writer, HARRY HARRISON!

By: CHARTERIS, Leslie (HARRY HARRISON)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34


Signed on the title-page and with a brief addition by Harry Harrison, who ghost-wrote the novel—"By Leslie Charteris . . . AND Harry Harrison." Because Harrison spent much of his time out of the USA, I don't run across his autograph very often. A very fine fresh copy in d.j. J.S. View more info

Image for WALTER DE LA MARE: MEMOIRS OF A MIDGET—Collins, London,1921. First edition.  Nice copy in d.j!

WALTER DE LA MARE: MEMOIRS OF A MIDGET—Collins, London,1921. First edition. Nice copy in d.j!

By: DE LA MARE, Walter

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1921

Edition: First

Seller ID: 94


A "Coming-of-age" story of a tiny young woman's first year on her own after the death of her protective parents. ". . . my work has taught me . . . not to fret . . . as once I did, of being small and insignificant in body; to fear a great deal more remaining pygmy-minded and pygmy-spirited." Not a fantasy but certainly fancifully told. The book was considered a masterpiece by contemporaries with its publication and much thought of to this day, yet remains under the rad... View more info

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The CASEBOOK OF SOLAR PONS

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House: 1965

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 32


The fifth SOLAR PONS book—12 Adventures of The—Sussex Archers, Haunted Library, Fatal Glance, Intarsia Box, Spurious Tamerlane, China Cottage, Ascot Scandal, Crouching Dog, Missing Huntsman, Amateur Philologist, Whispering Knights, Innkeeper's Clerk. Foreword by Vincent Starrett, Lyndon Parker, by Michael Harrison, Afterword by Luther Norris. [3020 copies printed]. Exceptional copy in d.j. View more info

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IN RE: SHERLOCK HOLMES

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $115.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House: 1945

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 29


The premiere SOLAR PONS book—12 Adventures of The—Frightened Baronet, Late Mr. Faversham, Black Narcissus, Norcross Riddle, Retired Novelist, Three Red Dwarves, Southeby Salesman, Purloined Periapt, Limping Man, Seven Passengers, Lost Holiday, Man with the Broken Face. Introduction by Vincent Starrett. [3604 copies]. A fine, fresh copy in price-clipped d.j., tiny 1/4" moisture stain on rear of d.j. View more info

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The REMINISCENCES OF SOLAR PONS

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $140.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House: 1961

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 31


The premiere SOLAR PONS book—12 Adventures of The—Mazarine Blue, Hats of M. Dulac, Mosaic Cylinders, Praed Street Irregulars, Cloverdale Kennels, Black Cardinal, Troubled Magistrate, Blind Clairaudient. A Chronology of Solar Pons by Robert Pattrick. Introduction by Anthony Boucher. [2052copies]. A few fingerprints on front cloth-panel, else a very fresh, fine copy in d.j. View more info

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WILBUR, THE TRUSTING WHIPPOORWILL

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Stanton & Lee: 1959

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 38


A satire in the form of a juvenile, profusely illustrated by the humorist, Clare Victor Dwiggins. Only [990 copies printed]. A fine copy in d.j. View more info

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WALDEN WEST

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40


Stories from small town America, Derleth's own Sac Prairie—a village in Sauk City, written like a diary. Excellent woodcut illustrations by Grisha Dotzenko. A fine copy with page tops lightly dusted; d.j. lightly aged at spine. View more info

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THE RETURN OF SOLAR PONS

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House: 1958

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 42


The third SOLAR PONS book—13 Adventures of The—Lost Dutchman, Devil's Footprints, Dorrington Inheritance, Triple Kent,Rydberg Numbers, Grice-Paterson Curse, Stone of Scone, Remarkable Worm,Penny Magenta, Trained Cormorant, Camberwell Beauty, Little Hangman, and Swedenborg Signatures. Introduction by Edgar W. Smith. [2079 copies]. Reprints the stories in 3 PROBLEMS FOR SOLAR PONS. A sharp, crisp copy, just a suggesting of age to d.j. View more info

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MR. FAIRLIE'S FINAL JOURNEY

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Sauk City, WI, Mycroft & Moran: 1968

Edition: [First edition]

Seller ID: 3


The only Solar Pons novel published. 1968 was a very busy year for August Derleth, with the publication of three titles from Arkham House, and five from M & M. Perhaps Derleth sensed his own mortality was drawing near. [3493 copies printed]. A ffresh bright, unread copy, with perhaps a trace of rub to d.j. First state d.j. with $3.50 price. View more info

THE CHRONICLES OF SOLAR PONS

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sauk City, WI, Mycroft & Moran: 1973

Edition: [First edition]

Seller ID: 4


Although not published until two years after the author's death, Derleth had indeed finished this last book of Solar Pons tales. Ten tales including, "The Adventure of the Orient Express," and "The Unique Dickensians" which appeared separatly in 1965 and 1968. First state d.j. with $6.00 price. [4176 copies printed]. A fresh as new, unread copy. View more info

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THE ADVENTURE OF THE ORIENT EXPRESS

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Candlelight Press: 1965

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 5


A Solar Pons tale long enough to issue as a separate chapsized booklet. Verty attractive little booklet illustrated most effectively by Henry Lauritzen. SIGNED, with "Best Wishes" by the author. Issued in a small edition, the booklet was reprinted the same year. Corner bumped, else a fine fresh copy. View more info

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A PRAED STREET DOSSIER

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Mycroft & Moran: 1968

Edition: [First edition]

Seller ID: 6


Essentially a "Marginalia" volume by Derleth highlighting his most famous creation, Solar Pons. Derleth provides background information of the origins of the tales, Dr. Parker's background and the Notebooks of Dr. Parker. Additionally there are two "off-trail" Pons tales co-written by Mack Reynolds. [2904 copies printed]. Illustrated by Frank Utpatel. A fine copy in d.j. View more info

VILLAGE DAYBOOK

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Pellegrini & Cudahy: 1947

Edition: [First edition]

Seller ID: 47


The "best of" selections from August Derleth's ongoing, SAC PRAIRIE journal noting the occurrances in his own hometown, up until that time. V.g., with some dusting at page edges and a few snags in the d.j. View more info

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HUMPTY DUMPTY IN OAKLAND

By: DICK, PHILIP K.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Gollancz: 1986

Edition: [First edition]

Seller ID: 739


Written in 1960 while the author was trying to break into the mainstream book market to earn more money, "HDIO" was not published until four years after his death. This is the first edition. A very fine unread copy in d.j. View more info

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NICK AND THE GLIMMUNG

By: DICK, PHILIP K.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Gollancz: 1985

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 740


To my knowledge, the only juvenile written by PKD. The illustrations are whimsical and perfectly suit the text. A fine unread copy in d.j. View more info

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PUTTERING ABOUT IN A SMALL LAND

By: DICK, PHILIP K.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago, Chicago Academy Publishers: 1985

Edition: [First edition]

Seller ID: 825


Unearthed from the cache of manuscripts PKD had deposited at in Special Collections at the Fullerton University library, PAIASL is considered one of his best mainstream novels although after it's original completion Scott Meredith Agency had little enthusiasm - "Usual serious Dick novel, less murky than others but overlong, confused… is basically ironic comedy, but overwritten, distasteful." The late Paul Williams was more accurate with his appraisal - 'Publication of ... View more info

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THE BROKEN BUBBLE.

By: DICK, Philip K.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1989

Edition: [First British edition]

Seller ID: 827


One of a number of mainstream novels (although truthfully, his mainstream is so quirky it reads like SF!) composed in the mid '50's when Phil was living in the Bay area, popping pills, writing all night, trying to crash the mainstream fiction market . Dick always wanted to break into mainstream to reach a larger audience. Handsome edition here in the British first edition. Published after his death. Fine unread copy in d.j. View more info

Image for HENRY FARRELL: WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?—Rinehart, 1965. 1st edition.  Read a movie!

HENRY FARRELL: WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?—Rinehart, 1965. 1st edition. Read a movie!

By: FARRELL, Henry

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Rinehart: 1960

Edition: First

Seller ID: 93


"Once you have begun this shocking story of two sisters, you will be trapped . . . " A novel of suspense that became a very popular Academy Award winning film in the '60's. To this day a good read. Surprisingly clean copy —being such a fragile, cheaply made book—with no bumped corners to boards; d.j. has some wear, light soiling and some small chips. A better copy than usually found. Vg in good d.j. View more info

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STEPHEN KING: CUJO—Limited to 750 SIGNED, ESPECIALLY BOUND COPIES. Read a movie!

By: KING, Stephen

Price: $900.00

Publisher: New York, The Mysterious Press: 1981

Edition: [First edition]

Seller ID: 14


A favorite of the author. The last thing you ever want to happen to your favorite pet. Think of an updated "Old Yeller!" A very handsome book, bound from the Viking Publishers sheets but in a decorated full- cloth binding and cloth slipcase. Edition limited to 750 SIGNED, NUMBERED copies as stated in the colophon. Issued w/o d.j. View more info