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HARLAN ELLISON: A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL CHECKLIST

By: (ELLISON, Harlan) SWIGART, Leslie Kay

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Dallas, Williams Publishing Co.: 1973

Edition: First

Seller ID: 142


An excellent bibliography of the noted SF writer's work up until 1973. Fully illustrated with book cover reproductions, photographs of the subject and pieces from his collection. In addition is a brief but fact-filled biography of the author by Swigart; appreciations of Ellison by Asimov, Bova, Ed Bryant, Silverberg, Joanna Russ, and James Sutherland. 120 pages, including self-covers, oversized paper-bound, printed upon good paper in an edition of 1000 numbered copies. Despite the 1000 copy print-run, an elusive Ellison item. A fine copy. View more info

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LAWRENCE SUTIN: DIVINE INVASIONS: A Life of Philip K. Dick. Harmony Books, 1989. First Edition—To date the only biography of the late writer & visionary.

By: (PHILIP K. DICK) SUTIN, Lawrence

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harmony Books: 1989

Edition: First

Seller ID: 163


The first biography of a great writer, a very complex man, and an emotionally unstable personality—and I do not mean that in a negative way—because I knew him, and I was very fond of him— but only as an honest observer. Illustrated with black and white photographs. A little rubbing to d.j., else a fine unread copy. View more info

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FANTASMS: A Jack Vance Bibliography

By: (VANCE, Jack)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco/Columbia, PA., Underwood-Miller: 1978

Edition: First

Seller ID: 144


An excellent bibliography listing more than 150 items illustrated with very helpful photographs. One of 900 copies issued in heavy paper covers. A fine copy. View more info

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FANTASMS: A Jack Vance Bibliography: Underwood/Miller, 1978. One of 100 hardbound copies.

By: (VANCE, Jack)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco/Columbia, PA., Underwood-Miller: 1978

Edition: First

Seller ID: 536


An excellent bibliography listing more than 150 items illustrated with very helpful photographs. One of 100 hardbound copies. A fine copy. View more info

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SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL—A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES: (4 VOLS. COMPLETE)The Birth of Britain, The New World, The Age of Revolution, The Great Democracies.

By: CHURCHILL, Winston S.

Price: $165.00

Publisher: London, Cassell and Co.,: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23


The four-volume history of the British Empire by one who not only lived the most perilous epoch of that empire, but was a major participant in saving and shaping it even beyond his term as Prime Minister and his life—Sir Winston S. Churchill. A unique and personal perspective into the shaping of the 20th century. The series begun in 1956 was completed in 1958, seven years before his death; the last works penned by Churchill. All volumes fine in v.g., d.j. 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, Arkham House Collection. #RMJ23. View more info

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WALDEN POND: Homage To Thoreau

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Iowa City, The Prairie Press: 1968

Edition: [First edition]

Seller ID: 27


The gathering of what the author considered his finest unpublished journal entries from his three visits to Walden Pond—1938, 1947 and 1965. [750 copies printed]. Fine copy in lightly aged d.j. View more info

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COUNTRYMAN'S JOURNAL

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36


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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WISCONSIN COUNTRY

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Candlelight Press: 1965

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 37


Further entries from small town America, Derleth's own Sac Prairie—a village in Sauk City, written like a diary. Excellent woodcut illustrations by Frank utpatel. A fine copy with page tops lightly dusted; d.j. lightly aged at spine. 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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T.E. LAWRENCE: THE MINT—Jonathan Cape, London, 1955. First Edition.

By: LAWRENCE, T.E.

Price: $195.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1955

Edition: First

Seller ID: 102


Sometime after his heroics in the Arab Revolt and perhaps a nervous breakdown, Lawrence enlisted in the Royal Air Force under the alias of John Hume Ross. Unmasked and booted out, Lawrence enlisted in the Tank Corps only to a short time later be reenlisted in the R.A.F., again and during that time wrote of those experiences for this book published twenty years after his death. A peculiar book in that "the coarse words automatic in barrack-room speech have been eliminated, (but put in the limited edition) " so there are these very unsightly blank spots " " in the text. A fine unread... View more info

SELECTED LETTERS VOLUMES I-V - 1911-1937.

By: LOVECRAFT, H.P.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House: 1965-1976

Edition: [First editions]

Seller ID: 673


A very handsome complete set of first editions of the Arkham House, SELECTED LETTERS volumes in Fine condition in dust-jackets. VOL. 1, 1911-24. Letters to his earliest chums - primarily amateurs - such as Reinhardt Kleiner, James Morton, Maurice Moe, the brilliant Alfred Galpin, and his aunts. But then beginning in 1921 his correspondences with Frank Belknap Long and Clark Ashton Smith and the advent of WEIRD TALES in 1923, the interest picks up! Three photographs of Lovecraft letters and a photo of Galpin. Fifty years now since its initial publication it is especially difficult to fin... View more info

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UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION—1787-1987 The Biecntennial Edition. The Arion Press, San Francisco. One of 500 deluxe limited edition copies printed.

By: MADISON, James, JEFFERSON, Thomas and others

Price: $750.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Arion Press: 1987

Edition: First

Seller ID: 523


This beautiful printing of the US CONSTITUTION was undertaken by the Arion Press in honor of the document's 200th anniversary. Printed upon handmade paper by Twinrocker, and printed from handset types. A very handsome and worthy presentation. Limited to 500 copies, leatherbound, housed in a cloth chemise and slipcase. Designed to last more than a lifetime. Still wrapped in original decorated shipping paper. View more info

SIX CRISES

By: NIXON, Richard

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Garden City. NY., Doubleday: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33


Recently defeated in the 1960 Presidential election by Democrat, John F.Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon found himself with still seething political ambitions and much time on his hands and decided to write a book. SIX CRISES, documents Nixon's own thoughts and actions during what he deemed the most significant events in his political life, up to that time: THE HISS CASE, Nixon's controversial FUND of the 1952 campaign, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER's heart attack, Nixon's visit and the riot in CARACAS, NIXON vs KRUSCHEV, and the 1960 campaign for the Presidency. A SIGNED, INSCRIBED copy—"Best wishes to... View more info

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SELECTED LETTERS OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH.

By: SMITH, Clark Ashton.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 408


Two hundred seventy-six letters are quoted from the years 1911-1961 to such notables as Samuel Loveman, H.P. Lovecraft, Donald Wandrei, R.H. Barlow, August Derleth, RAH Hoffman, Donald Sidney-Fryer, and most importantly to his mentor, George Sterling. The book contains some fine photographs of CAS which are reproduced upon slick paper, enhancing reproduction. One of the last really good books issued during the twilight years of Arkham House. Well worth your investment. Approximately 3000 copies printed. As new unread copies in d.j. View more info

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CATALOG 6: Modern Literature

By: SQUIRES, Ray

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Glendale, Calif., Roy A. Squires: 1972

Edition: First

Seller ID: 154


Highlights of this twenty-one page catalog include, mportant materials by Lovecraft, Derleth, Cabell, Machen, Sterling and Smith: FAHRENHEIT 451the 200 copy asbestos edition by RAY BRADBURY. Also included is the 3-page essay by Squires on HPL'S, SHUNNED HOUSE—"THE MYSTERY OF THE SHUNNED HOUSE," and a copy of THE SHUNNED HOUSE bound by BARLOW, also includes postcards from HPL to CAS and much more CAS material. Lovecraft, Derleth, Cabell, Machen, Sterling and Smith are heavily represented. Highlights include, FAHRENHEIT 451-the 200 asbestos bound by Bradbury, scarce Cabell titles, Squires o... View more info

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ROY A. SQUIRES: CATALOG 1: Bibliographic Catalog of the largest collection ever offered for sale of the works of CLARK ASHTON SMITH & H.P. LOVECRAFT. One of a selection of Squires catalogs offered.

By: SQUIRES, Roy

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Glendale, Calif., Roy A. Squires: 1968

Edition: First

Seller ID: 149


The first catalog issued by Roy A. Squires—A twelve-page catalog— typeset by hand and printed by Squires on his own press. Highlights include 160 letters from HPL to CLARK ASHTON SMITH, the BARLOW bound copy of THE SHUNNED HOUSE inscribed from BARLOW to HPL, THE CATS OF ULTHAR initialed by BARLOW—"RHB", THE NOTES AND COMMONPLACE BOOK, sixty postcards to CAS and other notable materials. Heavily sought after. A fine copy. Scarce. View more info

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CATALOG 20: Philip K. Dick & Friends, Hal Clement, H.P. Lovecraft & Friends

By: SQUIRES, Roy

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Glendale, Calif., Roy A. Squires: 1986

Edition: First

Seller ID: 150


Much notable material including 28 SIGNED paperbacks by PKD, A SCANNER DARKLY manuscript, and other notable materials. HPL's rarest publication—THE MATERIALIST TODAY—at that time the only known copy, was offered for $17,500. There has since—I believe—one other copy verified and one unverified copy in existence. A fine copy in stiff-paper covers. View more info