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Giovanni's room, Baldwin, James, Autographed

Giovanni's Room; Baldwin, James. New York, The Dial Press, 3rd Printing of 1st Edition, 1957; 248 pp. Autographed by author. Very Good 8vo in three quarter green paper and black cloth boards with silver titles in a Good Only decorated DJ with white, blue and black titles. Arguably Baldwin's most popular book. Includes a number of pieces of ephemera including the short story This Morning, This Evening, So Soon. Rare in signed. $1000.00

Avalon Hill Boxed Games

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We will be gradually listing a large number of Avalon Hill boxed board games. All games are sold in an "as is" condition. We always make a serious attempt to determine if anything is missing from these games. But please be advised: Some of the games' sheer numbers of counters/instruction/game playing materials etc. and reasonable time constraints necessarily preclude us from determining a particular game's absolute integrity. Upon specific inquiry we will gladly reevaluate a particular game's content.

Maharaja. Avalon Hill. Unpunched counters in VG box includes gamerules booklet in stapled wraps, multipart, folding game board, cards and dice. This board game "broadly depicts wars in, and migrations to, the subcontinent of India...from 1500 BC to 1850 AD." $30.00

Russian Front. Avalon Hill. Unpunched counters in Near Very Good box. Includes both Basic Game and Battle Manual gamerules booklets in separate stapled wraps, multipart folding game board, seven separate tables/charts still attached in original "pad" type format and a single die. Rare in unpunched condition. $90.00

1914 World War I Strategy Game. Avalon Hill, 1968; in a Good Plus illus., box with punched counters, four paneled folding game board, the 4 pg., folded Instructions booklet, the Battle Manual in stapled wraps, two pads of Mobilization Charts with two or three loose Mobilization Charts including two with previous owner's penciled game notations, two Unit Counter Charts, an Introductory Game chart, twenty Game Variation Cards and the Combat Results Tables chart. Scarce. $45.00

Sax Rohmer

Bimbash Baruki of Egypt, Rohmer, Sax; New York, Robert M. McBride & Co., 1944; First Edition thus; 312 pp. Very Good Plus to Near Fine sm. 8vo in blue cl. with gilt titles with a Very Good Plus decorated DJ. Ten "High Orientalist" mystery stories by creator of the equally politically incorrect fictional villain Fu Manchu. Scarce in this remarkable condition. $150.00

Sixties Horror Cinema

Sixties Shockers. A Critical Filmography of Horror Cinema 1960-1969. Clark, Mark & Senn, Bryan. Jefferson, McFarland & Company, Inc., c. 2011; 536 pp; illus. Very Good Plus 8vo in laminated, color photo decorated boards with red titles. Another excellent McFarland reference number. Still scarce. $50.00

Weird Tales

Weird Tales, New York, Weird Tales Inc., July, 1941; Vol. 35, No. 10. Near Good Plus pulp 4to in wraps. Spine square, intact but faded. Bright Hannes Bok color cover intact with almost no edge wear. Major, but imperceptible, flaw is a long, diagonal, closed tear from top to about three quarters to bottom of front cover that has been superbly taped from backside of cover. Contents include HPL novelette, stories by Cummings, Quinn, Smith, Wellman and three others, three poems and filler Departments 'Eyrie' and "Weird Tales Club." $60.00

Weird Tales

Weird Tales,New York, Weird Tales, Inc. Vol. 38, No. 3; July, 1945. Near Very Good pulp 4to in wraps. Spine square, intact. Bright, vivid color front cover intact with very little edge wear. Small water mark visible on both the "d" in banner title word "Weird" and on upper left corner of rear cover is only blemish of note. Contents include novelette by Bloch, a first appearance story by Bradbury, stories by Derleth, Wellman, Hamilton and five others, three poems, including one by HPL, and the "Eyrie" Department filler. $60.00

Crack Detective Pulp Magazine

Crack Detective Stories, Volume 5, Number 4; July, 1944; Holyoke, Columbia Publications, Inc.; Good sm. 4to Pulp Magazine in color Wraps. Spine square with partial lean, 90% intact with old tape reinforcement on top inch or so. Shows typical sm. closed tear edge wear. Color cover intact save for small triangular piece lower right corner and tiny square missing from bottom left corner. Front cover is partially detached. Back cover intact with minor closed tears. (Great full page ad headlined: "Now Hitler's Private Doctor Tells All!") Issue contains one novel and eight stories including "Murder Takes a Furlough" by Bruno Fischer. Scarce. $45.00

New Detective Magazine; John D. Macdonld Story

New Detective Magazine; Kokomo, Popular Publications, Vol. 14, No. 4; May, 1950. Good sm. 4to size Pulp Magazine in color wraps. Spine square, 98% intact; Color cover with typical pulp magazine overhang and edge wear and one light crease and a noticeable 2" light scratch. Partially detached back cover has partial tape repair residue along top third and bottom 2" of spine and one sm. closed tear along bottom edge. Issue contains 7 stories, 2 novels and regular Special Feature fillers. Notable for presence of John D. MacDonald Story, "This One Will Kill You." Now Rare. $39.50

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Note: We have a number of jacketed ERB First Editions in stock and will be listing entire selection as time allows.

The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County, Burroughs, Edgar Rice; Tarzana, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1940; 1st Edition; 312 pgs. plus ad. Very Good Plus 8vo in grey boards with red titles in a Very Good Plus illus., first state (laminated) colorful DJ. The few flaws include three of four corners very slightly bumped. The DJ shows slight wear to head and heel of spine panel and there is a noticeable, 3/4" closed tear on top, right corner of back panel and a nearly invisible 1/2" closed tear to top, left corner of front panel. Three of the four DJ corners also show effects of the slight bumping. Previous owners name, date & three digit (personal library?) number neatly written on front paste down. The jacket is not priced clipped. Rates with collectible copies of this scarce ERB title. $450.00

Synthetic Men of Mars, Burroughs, Edgar Rice; Tarzana, Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., Publishers, 1940; 1st Edition; 315 pgs. Near Fine 8vo in blue, pebbled cloth with reddish-orange titles in a Near Fine illus., first state (laminated,)not price clipped DJ. Thin line of edge wear to head and heel of DJ spine panel. Small, 1/4", closed tear at lower, rear of slightly bumped corner of DJ. Rear board corners also very slightly bumped. Noticeable, but minor, edge wear along top, rear panel of DJ. All 5 (including frontispiece) B&W illus. present. Previous owner's name, date and personal library number in ink on front paste-down. Remarkable, museum quality copy of this rare ERB First Edition. $650.00

Bradbury, Ray

Dark Carnival; Bradbury, Ray; Sauk City, Arkham House Publishers, 1947; 1st Edition. Ltd. to c. 3000 copies. Near Fine sm. 8vo in black cl. with gilt titles with a Very Good Plus Barrows illus. DJ. Author's first book. Outstanding copy with a hint of shelf wear to heel of spine and a touch of a wrinkle at head of spine. DJ shows a noticeable, but narrow line of a light rub along front fore edge fold. Along lower inch or so of front DJ panel is a visible, but variable, mottled area of rubbing which mainly affects the red titles of author's name; there is, as well, a thin edge of wear to heel and head of dust jacket spine. A bit of age darkening at peripheries of white, back advertising panel of DJ completes its list of flaws. Not price clipped. Not perfect, but rates near other, scarce collectible copies. $1300.00

Pulp Magazine

Fantastic Adventures, Volume I, Number 3, September, 1939; Chicago, Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., 1939. Good Plus 4to size Pulp Magazine in illus. wraps. Dry and fragile. Full page, full color front (McCauley art) and back (Paul art)covers intact with usual creased edge wear. Spine square, 90% intact. Contains six stories and features fillers. Early number. $65.00

Weird Tales

Weird Tales, January, 1952, Vol. 44, No. 2; New York, Weird Tales. Good Only small 4to Pulp Magazine, in wraps. Fragile. Spine intact save for 1/4 piece at heel of spine. Edge wear, some rubbing on color, Jon Arfstrom cover. Includes stories by Derleth, Bloch and a sonnet by Clark Ashton Smith. $30.00

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