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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 BRADOFSKY collection. One of only three books edited by HPL. These early amateur publications are rare. Quite a nice copy, with Pi... 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 I say, un-noted poet, "William Ashbless." Much of the edition was trashed as people didn't bother to save it. The reference ... 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 THIS ATTIC WHERE THE MEADOW GREENS. Lord John Press, 1979.  300 Signed numbered copies.

THIS ATTIC WHERE THE MEADOW GREENS. Lord John Press, 1979. 300 Signed numbered copies.

By: BRADBURY, Ray

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Northridge, California, Lord John Press: 1979

Edition: First

Seller ID: 571


Ten poems—forty-three pages of poetry—by the legendary fantasy fictioneer. Bradbury was a very approachable, emotional, amusing and always engaging poet. Limited to 375 copies, this is one of the 300 signed by the author. A Fine Press book, printed by the noted, Grant Dahlstrom. As new. Issued w/o d.j. View more info

Image for WHERE ROBOT MICE AND ROBOT MEN, RUN 'ROUND IN ROBOT TOWNS.  Knopf, 1977.  First edition.  Signed by the author.

WHERE ROBOT MICE AND ROBOT MEN, RUN 'ROUND IN ROBOT TOWNS. Knopf, 1977. First edition. Signed by the author.

By: BRADBURY, Ray

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1977

Edition: First

Seller ID: 579


More than thirty previously uncollected poems, including THE NEFERTITI-TUT EXPRESS that was later rewritten by the author as a short story and illustrated by Gary Gianni, to great acclaim! A nice 1977 readable signature from the author. Fine in d.j. Bradbury's poems are like short-shorts meant to be recited aloud. View more info

Image for THE WIND OF TIME—Author's scarcest book? Half the edition, lost at sea. Hawk & Whipporwill Press. Sauk City, WI, 1961.  Signed, inscribed, presentation copy.

THE WIND OF TIME—Author's scarcest book? Half the edition, lost at sea. Hawk & Whipporwill Press. Sauk City, WI, 1961. Signed, inscribed, presentation copy.

By: BRENNAN, Joseph Payne

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Sauk City, WI, Hawk & Whiporwhill Press: 1961

Edition: First

Seller ID: 560


Perhaps the author's rarest book, certainly scarce anyway, as half the 500-copy audition was "washed overboard, coming from England during a storm in the Atlantic"—the words from the author. Fifty-five pages of poetry by this very able poet, rarely are his poems over a page in length, they hit you like a captive photo-image. This copy inscribed, signed to his dear friend R. Dixon Smith—biographer of Carl Jacobi. "To R. Dixon Smith, to keep him from rummaging the bottom of the North Atlantic," Joseph Payne Brennan." If not rare, a very scarce book. Fine in d.j. 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

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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

Image for ROBERT E. HOWARD: ALWAYS COMES EVENING the collected poems of Robert E. Howard. Arkham House, 1957, 636 copies printed.  The author's first book of poetry.

ROBERT E. HOWARD: ALWAYS COMES EVENING the collected poems of Robert E. Howard. Arkham House, 1957, 636 copies printed. The author's first book of poetry.

By: HOWARD, Robert E.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Sauk City, Arkham House: 1957

Edition: First

Seller ID: 509


The first poetry book published , just missed by a year as a twentieth anniversary of the author's death. At the time of it's publication, these were thought to be the entirety of Howard's poetry. Eighty-three pages of verse, all of it very readable. [636 copies printed]. Printed British style, with the author's name reading up the spine. A strong very good copy with some rubbing to d.j., light foxing to top page-edges, glue show-through to endpapers—a common flaw with this book. View more info

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BRIAN LUMLEY: GHOUL WARNING. Only 80 hardcover copies issued. Signed by the author & artist.

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—and preferably screaming. " This being one of the 80 copy hardcover copies SIGNED by both the author, and artist Dave Cars... View more info

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EXULTATIONS

By: POUND, Ezra

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, Elkin Matthews: 1909

Edition: First

Seller ID: 528


The 2nd book by the noted and notorious poet, Ezra Pound. SIGNED with the author's initials "E.P.", his most common tendency, and dated by the author, "1911." A delicate little book with a 1/4" chip in the bottom spine, and split along front cover though still attached. View more info

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LUSTRA

By: POUND, Ezra

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1917

Edition: First

Seller ID: 530


A good + copy in the yellowish pebbled paper over boards printed in the dark blue-ink. "October 1917" printing, of the first edition. 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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NERO and Other Poems. Futile Press, 1937. [250 copies printed]. Inscribed, signed by the author to Roy A. Squires. In Gray Parrot, traycase.

By: SMITH, Clark Ashton

Price: $2,000.00

Publisher: Lakeport, The Futile Press: 1937

Edition: First

Seller ID: 644


Reprints ten of CAS's finest from earlier out-of-print volumes. The Futile Press boys also printed H.P. L's-NOTES AND COMMONPLACE book, the following year. If memory serves, there were only 250 copies of NERO printed, and not all were bound, thus distribution was scant. About as good a copy as you're going to get of this fragile chapbook sized item. Presented to the noted bookseller, bibliographer, printer, and the artist's friend and executor, Roy A. Squires. A notable association. Signed, inscribed and dated. Also includes the David Warren Ryder essay about CAS, THE PRICE OF POETRY. ... View more info

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EBONY AND CRYSTAL. Auburn, Calif., 1922. [First Edition ] Signed, numbered edition.

By: SMITH, Clark Ashton

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Auburn, Calif., Auburn Journal: 1922

Edition: First

Seller ID: 676


Up until SELECTED POEMS's publication in 1971, EBONY & CRYSTAL was the author's greatest poetry collection, as it contained his epic THE HASHISH-EATER. The book was inexpertly bound, lacking the endpapers, and the author was so upset that he didn't bother having his artwork design reproduced for a dust-jacket. The dust-jacket was printed up in an edition of 200 copies by Terence McVicker, to celebrate the hundreth anniversary of the poet's birth, in 1993. Issued in an edition of 500 [actually 525} signed, numbered copies. The best copy I've ever found of this book. A few corrections in 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