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Image for  THOUGHTS AND PICTURES—Haverhill, Mass., 1932. 1st printing. Co-Published/Edited by H.P. Lovecraft.  
A TRYOUT publication.

THOUGHTS AND PICTURES—Haverhill, Mass., 1932. 1st printing. Co-Published/Edited by H.P. Lovecraft. A TRYOUT publication.

By: (LOVECRAFT, H.P. ) KUNTZ, EUGENE B.

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Haverhill, Mass., H.P. Lovecraft/ C.W. Smith: 1932

Edition: First

Seller ID: 513


Lovecraft edited this little chapbook of poetry from an amateur "oldtimer" of whom he was quite fond. Hyman Bradofsky, publisher of THE CALIFORNIAN and correspondent of HPL's told me that HPL "touched up" some—if not all of these poems." Lovecraft wrote a two-page introduction defining Dr. Kuntz's poetry, thusly—"often Alexandrine—. . . exhibiting apt and stately compound words sometimes coined with vast originality and spontaneousness." From the HYMAN BRADOFS... View more info

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WILLIAM ASHBLESS/JAMES BLAYLOCK/TIM POWERS: THE COMPLETE TWELVE HOURS OF THE NIGHT—SIGNED BY THREE! IN CUSTOM CLAMSHELL TRAYCASE.

By: ASHBLESS, William (James P. Blaylock & Tim Powers).

Price: $300.00

Publisher: [Roanoak, Virginia]:, [Cheap Street],: 1985.

Edition: First printing.

Seller ID: 918

Condition: As new.


Noted in the "Tim Powers Bibliography" Secret Histories," p. 155, this spoof was produced by Jan & George O'Nale of CHEAP STREET publishers in an edition of only 355 copies - as a special printed give-away to accompany a panel with James P. Blaylock & Tim Powers in Tucson for the 1985 World Fantasy Convention. This wonderful chapbook of only eight pages including covers reprints a 24 line poem with the line-leads being, "YOURRIGHTINTHEGROOVEKID" by the noted or should ... View more info

Image for  TWIN HIEROGLYPHS THAT SWIM THE RIVER DUST—26 COPY EDITION!  Lord John Press, 1978.  Bound in calfskin, housed in Gray Parrot deluxe clamshell box.

TWIN HIEROGLYPHS THAT SWIM THE RIVER DUST—26 COPY EDITION! Lord John Press, 1978. Bound in calfskin, housed in Gray Parrot deluxe clamshell box.

By: BRADBURY, Ray

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Northridge, Calif., Lord John Press: 1978

Edition: First

Seller ID: 543


Twenty-six pages of previously uncollected poetry by the noted fantasist. A handsome fine press book printed from set type upon Gainsborough paper. This is one of twenty-six lettered, signed, copies especially bound in leather. Housed within a leather spined clamshell case by Gray Parrot by bookseller, Roy A. Squires for his patrons. These copies all went to friends of the author and publisher. View more info

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

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

THE ONLY PLACE WE LIVE

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Iowa City, The Prairie Press: 1966

Edition: [First edition]

Seller ID: 26


Another book of poems for Derleth's male lover, "Mara." [400 copies printed]. A fine copy. Very slight aging of d.j., spine. View more info

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COUNTRY POEMS

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Iowa City, The Prairie Press: 1956

Edition: [First edition]

Seller ID: 22


Forty-four pages of poetry dedicated to nature. Derleth was a skilled poet. Wood-Engravings by J.J. Lankes. A handsome fine press book, bound in 1/4 cloth, [300 copies printed]. This book just 1/2" taller than the other Derleth—Prarie Press btitles printed during the 1960's-70's. All the Derleth, Prarie Press books are identical in format, making a handsome set. Just a trace of aging to d.j., else fine. View more info

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PSYCHE—SIGNED—INSCRIBED TO ROY A. SQUIRES

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Iowa City, Prairie Press: 1953

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 41


Early love poetry from the noted resident of Sauk City, founder of Arkham House, and prolific fictioneer. Lost-love poetry. SIGNED & INSCRIBED, association copy, by the author to his friend, publisher, Roy A. Squires—"For Roy Squires, A love story. August Derleth. A fine copy; d.j. shows a little age-darkening at spine and a few places on d.j.; 1/4" closed tear. A fine-press printing of only 300 copies. View more info

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CAITLIN

By: DERLETH, August

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Iowa City, The Prairie Press: 1969

Edition: [First edition]

Seller ID: 25


The author's first of three, poetry books dedicated to his new and last love—Caitlin—a married, twenty-five year old student of his. [400 copies printed]. SIGNED by both author and artist Frank Utpatel—"For Roy Squires, a love story—August Derleth & Frank Utpatel." A fine copy in slightly aged at spine d.j. View more info

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BRIAN LUMLEY: GHOUL WARNING. Only 80 SIGNED, hardcover copies of this scarce poetry book!

By: LUMLEY, Brian

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Heathfield, Spectre Press: 1982

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 28


The author's first—and only book of poetry which he desceibes in the Preface as —"Looking at these poems again, it suddenly dawns on me that I know what they are—stories I never got round to writing . . . There are poems for those of you who take your verse with a sprinkle of space-dust; heroic fantasy for all you S & S freaks; darkly macabre things for those of who prefer aslightly subtle approach, and of course, straight horror for those who like their meat red... View more info

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HILL OF DIONYSUS

By: SMITH, Clark Ashton

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Pacific Grove, Calif., Roy A. Squires/Clyde Beck: 1962

Edition: First

Seller ID: 114


A selection of previously unpublished poetry, most of it love poetry. Though not formally dedicated to her, these poems were for the great love of his life, Madelene Green, who was married to the poet, Eric Barker, a friend of CAS. First RAS PRESS book. Pebbled paper printed in green. View more info

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SPELLS and PHILTRES—PRESENTATION COPY! Arkham House, 1958. [519 copies printed].SIGNED, inscribed the month and year of publication.

By: SMITH, Clark Ashton.

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: Sauk City, WI, Arkham House: 1958.

Edition: [First Edition]

Seller ID: 1211


This copy a Signed and Inscribed copy, presented to one of his oldest and dearest friends, Ethel Heiple. "Dear Ethel, Hope you like some of these. With affectionate regards, Clark. Mar. 13, 1958. Signed the month of publication. [519 Copies Printed]. Very light rubbing to d.j., else fine in d.j. View more info

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THE HILL OF DIONYSUS

By: SMITH,Clark Ashton

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Pacific Grove, Calif., Roy A. Squires/Clyde Beck: 1962

Edition: First

Seller ID: 113


The first RAS PRESS book. Only 175 issued in paper covers. This being one with tan lettering. Dedicated to an unnamed "BACCHANTE," this book of poetry was for the great love of his life, Madeleine Green who was married to the author's poet-friend, Eric Barker. View more info