In The Unlikely Event. [Signed by author]. New York: Knopf, 2015. First edition. Publishers cloth over boards first few text leaves with crimp at corner little affect. Signed by Judy Blume on first blank in blue ink. Very good. Illustrated dust jacket about near fine in new protective mylar. Priced to go. DP29397 $20.00
Rejected Guest. London: Heinemann, 1939. First edition. 350p. Publishers blue cloth, gilt title to spine, minor shelf wear/rubbing to edges, slight lean, outer text block a bit toned, slight soil, else still excellent. Dust jacket with minor shelf wear, front corner with little loss, minor clean tear at top cover, some rubbing at corners and edges, overall still excellent and very nice in its protective mylar. Scarce in any condition. Fiction. Poets. DP25918 $50.00
Race Against Time. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1973. First edition. 8vo. 179p. Publishers cloth, with minor toning at edges. Illustrated jacket with very minor shelf wear at outer edges, clean crease to inside flap. Overall, excellent condition for a very rare book. Science fiction. Fantasy. Space. DP25190 $75.00
The China Governess. New York: Doubleday, 1962. First edition. 282p. Publishers red cloth, very minor shelf wear, spine with very slight lean, back corner minor bump, text block with bit of toning/soiling, overall still excellent. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear to edges, some light soiling (as usual with white jacket), small clean tear at top of back cover, minor tear at top of spine, still overall close to near fine and a very scarce first edition, first US (most copies existing are the later UK first). In protective mylar. Scarce, trued first edition, US edition. Mystery. Thriller. Crime. DP25976 $35.00
The Shadow Girl. London: Gerald G. Swan, 1946. First edition. 8vo. 186p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine, minor soiling to edges, tiny bumps to corners, else fine. Illustrated dust jacket, minor soiling to back cover, else fine. Overall, a near fine copy. In protective mylar.
Anatomy of Wonder (1987): 2-24. L.W. Curry: 128. Time travel. Fantasy. Science fiction. DP25310 $50.00
Blake, William. [Fine Binding].
Songs of Innocence. New York: Dover, 1971. Fine binding. Modern antique calf with decorative gilt lines and Blakes name to cover. Gilt name on back cover as well. Spine with black label and gilt title. Edges with blue ink design like a wave. Blue and white striped cloth endpapers. A one of a kind binding. The binder took the original 1971 soft cover printing and custom bound it to the beautiful piece we have here. The book itself is a republication of the 1789 edition fully illustrated with color reprints. Book size is 5.5 x 7 inches. A nice one of a kind fine binding for any fan of William Blake. Reprint of the 1789 edition. William Blake. Fine binding. Art. Illustrated. DP29628 $50.00
The Hermit Thrush. Selected Poems by Stephen Chalmers. Author Inscribed with Signed Photo. New York: Joseph Lawren, 1927. First edition. Hardcover. 53p. Publishers boards, paper label to cover, minor shelf wear with some rubbing and light browning, inscribed on first blank “To Anna S. Lea, with a poets best wishes for her future - Stephen Chalmers 1927”. also enclosed a small sepia photograph signed by Chalmers. Title with ghost paper-clip mark at top edge. Scarce book, priced very affordable. First edition. Chalmers (1880-1935), writer born in Scotland that lived in California, author of many books, two of which were made into film, Partners of Fate (1921) and Looking for Trouble (1926). DP26613 $65.00 Poems. Poetry. Literature.
Crawford, F. Marion.
In The Palace Of The King. Photoplay Edition. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1900 [c1923]. First photoplay edition. 367p. Publishers green cloth, title in black to cover and spine, text block with some foxing, minor bump to spine ends, still about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear, bit of rubbing at spine ends and corners, slightly soiled, price-clipped corners, else about near fine. A very nice copy of a scarce book. In protective mylar. With photoplay illustrations from the 1923 film. Romance. Film. Spain. Madrid. Adventure. DP26013 $85.00
The End of The Tunnel [The Cave of Cornelius]. New York: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1959. First edition. Very rare. 240p. Publishers cloth, spine ends bumped, short ink line to top of first blank as well as hint of pencil note, text block slightly toned, else excellent. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear edges and corners, flat crease to bottom front cover, minor loss at head of spine, cover faded, still excellent in protective mylar. At time of description we locate no other copies of this edition (the first edition) for sale. “Most of Capon’s sf was for children... Most notable perhaps The Cave of Cornelius (1959; vt The End of the Tunnel 1959), in which four children find a Roman Lost World located underground, whose inhabitants are discovered in the midst of Saturnalia...” [-Encyclopedia of Sci-Fi). Fantasy. Adventure. Science fiction. Lost world. Youth adult fiction. DP25823 $225.00
Brite, Poppy Z.
Swamp Foetus. [Signed Limited]. Baltimore: Borderlands, 1993. First edition. Signed limited edition. Publishers black cloth silver gilt to cover and spine about fine and as new. Illustrated jacket about fine. Signed by author and numbered 323 of 350 copies. Comes with original slipcase. This collection was later published under the name “Wormwood”. Poppy Z Brite. Horror. Horror books. Horror literature. Erotica. Splatter punk. Transgender. Gay. Gothic horror. Billy Martin.
Burroughs, Edgar Rice.
Tarzan o Terrivel [Tarzan the Terrible]. Rare Brazilian edition. Sao Paulo: Compania Editora Nacional, 1947. Illustrated softcover, with minor shelf wear, some rubbing at edges but overall very nice. Small bookseller? sticker to first blank. Book is uncut, so text leaves are fine, other than some age toning. Rare copy. In protective mylar. Tarzan. Fantasy. Adventure. DP26021 $45.00
Bradley, Marion Zimmer.
The Maenads. Portland: Garvin & Levin, 1978. First edition. 8vo. Publishers paper wrappers, eight pages total, four page poem. Signed by author on title page. Ghosting of a previous ring mylar (?) on back cover (see photo), else fine. First edition. Limited to 75 copies, signed. DP25320 $35.00
The Brains of Rats. [Signed Copy]. Los Angeles: Scream Press, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. Publishers black cloth gilt title to spine about as new and fine. Illustrated jacket about fine. Signed by author Michael Blulein as well as Michael McDowell, whom did the introduction. Horror. Horror literature. Horror books. Short stories. Anthology.
Aldiss, Brian W.
Greybeard. London: Faber & Faber, 1964. First edition. First UK edition. 237p. Publishers cloth, slight soiling to boards, little bit of foxing, spine slightly cocked. Illustrated dust jacket, minor rubbing to edges and top of spine, inside flaps with minor foxing at top. Overall, still an excellent copy. In protective mylar. Included in David Pringle’s Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels (1985). Science fiction. Apocalypse. DP25795 $75.00
Abbey, Lynn and Robert Asprin.
Catwoman. New York: DC Comics & Warner Books, 1992. First hardcover edition. Publishers cloth over boards, very minor shelf wear, near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor wear, near fine. In new protective mylar. At time of description we locate no other hardcover copies for sale, or for reference. Very rare. First hardcover edition, presumably BCE, no price on jacket. Rare. DP27210 $30.00
Burroughs, Edgar Rice.
The Tarzan Twins. Joilet: P.F. Volland Co., 1927. Scarce. Second edition, stated. 126, 2p. Publishers blue cloth over illustrated boards, minor shelf wear, rubbing at edges and corners, with minor loss, no real affect, spine ends lightened, overall still excellent. Old owners signature in pecnil to first blank, else text is clean and tight with bright colored illustrations, fine. Rare edition. At time of description we locate no copies of this edition, most are of later editions. In protective mylar. Second edition, stated. Scarce. Tarzan. Adventure. Fantasy. DP26024 $150.00
The Black Unicorn. New York: Del Rey/Ballantine, 1987. First edition. Inscribed by author. 8vo. 286p. Publishers cloth title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Bookplate to first paste-down. Inscribed by author on title page “To Ken - Terry Brooks 4/91”, with previous owners stamp at lower corner (Ken Clark). A near fine copy. Fantasy. Science fiction. Mythology. Unicorns. Dragons. DP25209 $25.00
Baker, Denys Val.
The Face in the Mirror. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1971. First edition. 2000 copies stated, 2045 actually printed. Publishers black cloth gilt title to spine appears unread near fine. Illustrated dust jacket near fine in new protective mylar. Arkham House. Horror. Fantasy. Short stories. Horror books. Horror literature.
Michaelmas. New York: Berkley Publishing, 1977. First edition. 8vo. 253p. Publishers cloth, title to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. Fine/fine. In protective mylar. Anatomy of Wonder (1987): 4-96. L.W. Curry: 77. Science fiction. Science. Computers. DP25313 $25.00
Conner, Jeff. Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller.
Stephen King Goes to Hollywood. New York: NAL, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. Publishers cloth over boards title to spine very minor shelf wear about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket near fine. An excellent copy hard to find in this condition. Scarce hardcover first edition. Fully illustrated with photos in b&w and color from Stephen King films. Also includes interview with King at intro. Scarce. In protective mylar. DP28864 $40.00 Stephen King. Horror. Movies. Film. Horror movies. Horror films.
Lancelot Biggs. Spaceman. New York: Doubleday, 1951. First edition. 224p. Publishers blue cloth, minor rubbing to spine ends and corners, tiny ink name at top of first blank, text block toned, else excellent. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear, rubbing to corners, bit of wear at corners and edges, tiny bit of loss at head of spine and edge, inside flap corners with just a little clipping, price still intact, overall still an excellent copy in protective mylar. A scarce book.
Science fiction. Humor. Amazing Stories. Weird Tales. DP25891 $30.00
Congo. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. First edition, stated first trade. 8vo. 348p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine, minor foxing spots at top text block, else fine. Illustrated dust jacket, slight soiling, per norm, else fine. In protective mylar. Adventure. Thriller. Suspense. DP25305 $65.00
Bradley, Marion Zimmer.
The Catch Trap. New York: Ballantine, 1979. First edition. 8vo. 589p. Publishers quarter cloth, gilt title to spine, fine. Dust jacket with text in red, fine. Inscribed by author on title page “For Anne Wilson, Marion Zimmer Bradley”. Fine/fine. In protective mylar. Fantasy. Circus. Trapeze.
Burks, Arthur J.
Black Medicine. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1966. First edition. 2000 copies stated, 1952 actually printed. Publishers black cloth gilt title to spine about fine. Illustrated dust jacket with minor rubbing at top of spine and a short clean tear to back panel fold, repaired, else near fine. Present nicely in a new protective mylar. Priced to go. Burks story collection most of which first appeared in Weird Tales magazine. Arkham House. Weird Tales. Weird fiction. Horror. Horror literature. Horror books. Lovecraft.
Cross, John Keir.
Blackadder. A Tale of the Days of Nelson... London: Muller, 1950. First edition. Scarce in good condition. 215p. Publishers orange cloth, very minor shelf wear, bump to bottom of spine, tiny bit of soiling at head of spine, trace of pencil note to top of first blank, minor toning to text block, still excellent and about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear, some soiling, back cover front corner with minor loss, overall still excellent. In protective mylar. Adventure. Youth adult fiction. DP26005 $50.00
Green Shadows White Whale [Signed copy]. New York: Knopf, 1992. First edition. Publishers cloth over boards near fine. Appears unread and as new. Illustrated dust jacket about fine in new protective mylar. Signed & dated by Bradbury on the title page. Ray Bradbury. Literature. Science fiction. Fantasy. Ireland. Moby Dick. Adventure. DP29407 $65.00
The Messenger: The Life of Mohammed. Author Inscribed Copy. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1946. First edition. Hardcover. Publishers cloth, title gilt to spine, minor shelf wear, bump to spine ends, some foxing spots at top edge of text block, no affect to pages, overall still in excellent condition. Author inscription to first blank “To - Julian Johnson - with my appreciation of his kind appreciation of my writings about Arabs - Ronnie Bodley 1946”. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear, some soiling, very minor chipping at head of spine and corners, inside flaps with minor corner cuts, price still intact, overall better than very good and presents very well in new protective mylar. First edition. Bodley (1892-1970), screenwriter and novelist, British Army officer and world traveler. Julian Johnson (inscription) was the chief story editor for Fox Studios in the 1920s-1930s. DP26634 $100.00 Mohammed. Religion. Arabs. Islam. Muslim.
The Empty House. London: Richards Pres, 1947. 3rd printing. Publishers black cloth with gilt lettering minor shelf wear bit of bump to corners blind embossed stamp to title page Joel Robert Siegel. Dust jacket with some minor edge wear and price-clipped old bookseller stamp at corner still presents very good in new protective mylar.
Ghost stories. Haunted house. Paranormal. Ghosts. Occult. Algernon Blackwood. Supernatural. Horror. Horror literature. Horror books. DP29346 $25.00
Booth III, Max.
Touch the Night. [Signed Limited]. Baltimore: Cemetery Dance, 2020. Hardcover. Publishers cloth with gilt title to cover and spine about as new and fine. Illustrated dust jacket about fine in new protective mylar. Signed by author on limitation page. two copies available - numbers 225 and 142 of 750 copies printed. Please specify when ordering. DP29060 $40.00 Horror. Horror books. Horror literature. Suspense. Cemetery Dance.
Ballard, J. G.
The Unlimited Dream Company. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1979. First edition. 8vo. 238p. Publishers quarter cloth, title in gilt to spine, tiny ding at top edge, else fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. In protective mylar. Barron Fantasy: 4A-16. Pringle Hundred Best Fantasy: 68.
Science fiction. Fantasy. Thriller. Supernatural. DP25303 $50.00
The Druid of Shannara. New York: Del Rey, 1991. First edition. 8vo. 423p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. Inscribed by author on title page “To Ken, Terry Brooks 4/91”. In protective mylar. Book two of The Heritage of Shannara. Fantasy. Shannara. Magic. DP25297 $40.00
The Damnation Game. [Signed copy]. Baltimore: Cemetery Dance, 2017. First Cemeteray Dance limited signed edition. Publishers black cloth silver gilt title to cover a fine as new copy. Illustrated dust jacket fine. Signed by Barker on limitation page. Limited to 598 numbered copies. This being a publishers copy and marked PC. A beautiful work. Barker’s first novel. A Dark Parks favorite. Clive Barker. Horror. Horror literature. Horror books. DP29406 $225.00
The Fan. [Signed copy]. New York: Warner Brothers, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Publishers cloth over boards, minor bump to spine ends, still about near fine, appears unread, signed by author in black ink to title page. Pictorial dust jacket, near fine, in new protective mylar. Basis for the 1996 film directed by Tony Scott and starring Wesley Snipes and Robert De Niro. DP27249 $30.00
Sunglasses After Dark. London: Kinnell, 1990. First hardcover edition. First UK edition. 8vo. 253p. Publishers black boards, gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket by Les Edwards. A fine copy in fine jacket. Winner of the 1990 Bram Stoker Award for best first novel.
Horror. Vampires. Fantasy. Monsters. Erotica. DP25212 $40.00
Bishop, John Peale.
Act of Darkness. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1935. First edition. Hardcover. Publishers black and red cloth, title to cover and spine, very minor shelf wear, bit of light rubbing, spine ends with minor bit of bump, some toning to edges, as usual, book still about near fine, an excellent copy. Illustrated dust jacket with minor shelf wear to edges, a bit of minor loss at top of spine, but blends in well with red and black of binding, inside front flap with flattened crease, no real affect, not price-clipped with 2.50 price at top, overall better than very good and presents very nice in a new protective mylar. A scarce book, more so with its jacket. First edition. With Scribners “A” on copyright page. Bishop (1892-1944), American poet and writer. Act of Darkness was his only novel. The book was based on the true story of the rape of a prominent Charles Town social figure by a local Charles Town man (Bishop was born in Charles Town, West Virginia). The book caused a scandal in the town when it was published. Bishop was a good friend to F. Scott Fitzgerald, he was the model for the character Thomas Parke D’Invilliers in Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise.
Perish by the Sword. New York: Macmillan, 1959. First edition, second printing, stated. Hardcover. Publishers red cloth, white text to cover and spine, minor shelf wear, minor toning, still about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear, bit of rubbing at bottom of spine and to back cover, but still excellent and about near fine, in new protective mylar. DP27261 $40.00
Orthopaedia: Or the Art of Correcting and Preventing Deformities in Children. [Two volumes reprint]. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1961 . 2 vols. Reprint facsimile. Publishers brown cloth. Two volumes. Title in gilt to spines. Facsimile reprint of the first English edition 1743. Fine copies in publishers slip case. Bookplates of Charles F. Abell to endpapers. The first book on orthopedics which term Andry introduced. Also the first book on diseases of children. Orthopedics. Deformities. Children. Science. Medicine. Surgery. Pediatrics. Disease. DP29625 $25.00
Blood Crazy. Signed by Author. Baltimore: Cemetary Dance, 2001. First Edition. Limited to 1000 signed copies. 8vo. 453p. Publishers cloth gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Signed on title page by author in blue ink. Fine/Fine. “It’s Saturday. Going shopping? For a meal? To the movies? Everything nice and normal, right? By Sunday, civilization is in ruins. Adults have become murderously insane - literally. They’re infected with a crazed unctrollable urge to kill the young. Including their own children. This is the way the world ends...” [-Book blurb].
Horror. Occult. Autographs. Blood. Zombies. Vampires. Apocalypse. DP25058 $90.00
The Doll Who Ate His Mother. Signed by Author. London: Millington, 1977. First British Edition. 8vo. 209p. Publishers blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Text illustrated dust jacket. Fine/Fine. Inscribed and signed on first blank “for Bryan and Denny - Something to chew over - All the best from Ramsey 14/3/78.” In protective mylar. Campbell’s first novel. Number 16 of Nightmare Magazines Top 100 Horror Books.
Horror. Occult. Superntaural. DP25067 $60.00
Who Made Stevie Crye? Signed by Author. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1984. First Edition.Reportedly 3591 copies printed. 8vo. 309p. Publishers black cloth, gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Inscribed on title page “For Jim, All good wishes. MB”, also signed by author, “Michael Bishop”, underneath his printed name on title page. Fine/Fine. In protective mylar. Photographic illustrations by Jeffrey K. Potter (aka J.K. Potter}. Number 85 in Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels, Pringle, 1989. Listed in Jones/Newman: 100 Best Horror Books, 1988.
Arkham. Horror. Occult. Ghosts. Satanism. Devil. Possession. DP25064 $45.00
Coldheart Canyon. Advanced Reader’s Copy. Signed by Author. New York: Harper Collins, 2001. First Edition. ARC. Very rare.8vo. 681p. Publishers pictorial wraps (Barker portrait on cover). “Advanced Reader’s Edition” printed on back cover. Signed in black ink on title page. Minor rubbing at bottom, no affect, about fine. Excellent. “An irresistible and unmerciful picture of Hollywood and its demons, told with all the style and raw narrative power that has made Barker's books and films a phenomenon worldwide.” [-Book quote]. Horror. Fantasy. Hellraiser. Occult. Autographs. Plays. Film. Hollywood. DP25050 $100.00
The Adventures of Mr. Maximillan Bachus and His Traveling Circus. Signed with Sketch of Clown. Anaheim: Bad Moon Books, 2009. 117p. Large softcover. Publishers illustrated gloss paper wraps, softcover. Signed by Barker with large sketch in black ink of a a clown with wings, perhaps the character Domingo de Ybarrondo in the book. A fine copy. A wonderful tale written by young Barker in 1974 and never released until now. A circus of fantasy and imagination done only the way Mr. Barker can do it. With full-page illustrations by Richard Kirk and an afterword by David Niall Wilson.
A Long Days Dying. Chatto & Windus, 1951. First edition, second impression, stated. First UK edition. 245p. Publishers cloth, tiny bit of bump to spine ends, minor ghost strip to first blank from dj, a near fine copy. Dust jacket, tiny bit of shelf wear/rubbing at edges, near fine. A scarce copy in this condition. In protective mylar. Overall, near fine. Authors first novel. Romance. Fiction. Literature. DP25995 $45.00
The Door of the Unreal. London: Eveleigh Nash Co., 1919. First edition, second impression. Precedes first US edition. Rare. Publishers blue cloth with title in black to front cover and spine black ruling to front cover. Minor bump to spine ends and bottom edge overall still excellent. No jacket. Clean and crisp copy. Rare. At time of description we locate no other copies of this edition. Chance to own a classic of early werewolf literature. First published October of 1919 this copy printed in December of 1919. The first US edition was not released until 1920. Praised by H.P. Lovecraft in his Supernatural Horror in Literature. “A classic of werewolf fiction, this was crime writer Gerald Biss (1876-1922) only supernatural novel. Having greatly admired Bram Stokers Dracula (1897), Biss uses a similar technique of presenting a casebook of ‘evidence’ to place an ancient evil convincingly within a thoroughly modern England. In doing so Biss turns the werewolf into a threatening symbol of a regressive past, returning to invade a progressive, modern civilization in which urban expansion is on the increase and whose symbol is the ubiquitous motor car. As with Stoker’s vampire Biss’s werewolf is also a figure of the invading foreigner. The theme is especially resonant in Biss’s novel which in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, presents its readers with a band of British and American allies who come together to fend off a German invasion of a different sort! Biss major source was the dubious (but entertaining) account of werewolf lore compiled by the paranormal investigator, author and perennial teller of tall tales, Elliott O’Donnell.” [- Gothic Texts, Mystery & Imagination - Daniel Correll]. “His best known novel The Door of the Unreal, was his only supernatural yarm. Published in 1919 it appeared long before Hollywood established many of the conventions that nowadays are associated with werewolves. The novel was noted in H.P. Lovecraft in his ‘Supernatural Horror in Literature’ as handling “quite dexterously the standard werewolf superstition”. [- Bear Alley: Gerald Biss]. “Some enthusiasts of the genre regard this work as one of the finest werewolf tales ever written” [-Tymn: Horror Literature 3-24]. Tymn: Horror Literature 3-24. Barron: Horror Lit 3-25. Bleiler: Supernatural Fiction 172. Werewolves. Werewolf. Lovecraft. Horror. Horror literature. Horror books. Monsters. Supernatural. Suspense. Beasts. DP29479 $300.00
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