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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

Stephen King Signed Copy

King, Stephen, Nightmares & Dreamscapes; New York, Viking, Penguin, 1993; 1st Edition; 816 pgs.; Good 8vo in blue cloth & black papered boards with gilt titles in a Good Plus to Near Very Good illus. DJ. Noticeable faded, white "spotting" on spine and covers. Inscribed, autographed and dated by author. "For...Best Wishes from Kay--and me. Have a great Christmas and a fine 1994. 11/14/93." Rarely offered in signed. ISBN: 0-670-85108-6. $235.00

Stephen King Signed Copy

King, Stephen, Four Past Midnight; New York, Viking Penguin, 1990; 2nd printing of 1st Edition; 763 pgs. Good 8vo in black cloth and papered boards with gilt titles in a Near Good Plus illus. DJ. Noticeable white "spotting" on covers. Inscribed, autographed and dated by author. "For...With best wishes from Kay--and me--Have a Merry Christmas. 11/29/90." Rarely offered in signed. ISBN: 0-670-83538-2. $225.00

Detective Story Magazine

Detective Story Magazine, Vol. XXXII, No. 4; June 15, 1920. New York, Street & Smith Corporation, 1920. Fair only small 4to size Pulp Magazine, in wraps. Spine square but missing good inch off head and heel. Back cover missing. Colorful front cover intact but detached, with typical closed tear edge wear; small triangular piece missing from top, left corner not affecting title nor cover art illustration. Contents: 1 novel, 2 serials, articles and regular "Departments and Miscellaneous" fillers. Fragile, early issue now rarely offered. $55.00

Detective Story Magazine

Detective Story Magazine, Vol. XXVII, No. 2; October 21, 1919; New York, Street & Smith Corporation, 1919. Good but extremely fragile small 4to size Pulp Magazine, in wraps. Spine square, intact save for 1/2" piece missing at heel. Both colorful covers intact with the typically seen creased edge wear. Contents: 2 novelettes, 2 serials, 4 short stories, 1 "Special Article" and regular "Departments and Miscellaneous" fillers. Rarely Offered nearly 90 year old popular magazine. $65.00

Chicago Tribune. & Col. Robert R. McCormick

Morgan, Gwen & Veysey, Arthur. Poor Little Rich Boy; The Life and Times of Col. Robert R. McCormick. Carpentersville, Crossroads Communications, 1985; 1st Edition; 501 pgs.; Illus. Near Very Good 8vo in red boards with yellow titles in a Good, illus. DJ. Biography of long time, conservative owner and editor of The Chicago Tribune newspaper focusing on his social and historical millieu. Illus. with 43 B&W cartoons by noted political cartoonist Joseph Parrish. Autographed by co-authors and by cartoonist Parrish. ISBN: 0-916445-10-0. $45.00

Venice-Simplon Orient Express

Venice Simplon Orient-Express. London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd., 1983; 160 pgs.; Illus. Sherwood, Shirley. Very Good square, sm. 4to in decorated blue boards with silver and gray titles in a Good illus. DJ. The informative text is lavishly illus. in color and black and white photographs & prints. History of the railroad line that epitomized the regal splendor of exclusive, semi-private rail travel in mid-20th century Europe. Inscribed and autographed by author. Scarce in signed. ISBN: 0-297-78261-4. $30.00

Bahr, Howard; The Black Flower

Bahr, Howard, The Black Flower, A Novel of the Civil War. Baltimore, The Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, 1997; 1st Edition; 267 pgs. Near Very Good Plus 8vo in decorated, red paper & cloth boards with gilt titles in a Near Very Good, photo illustrated DJ with gold and black titles. Author's acclaimed first book. Inscribed and autographed by author. Rare in signed. ISBN: 1-877853-50-X. $50.00

Eisenstein, Sergei, Movie Program; de Haviland, Olivia, Memoir

Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible. Episode Two, The Boyars' Plot; London, Eurap Publishing Co. London Ltd.; N.D.(c. 1958); 20 pgs.; Illus. Near Good Plus 4to in stapled, illus. wraps with red titles. A movie program, possibly from original 1958 London premier or from an early London run of the famously suppressed 1946 Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948) movie. Program designed by Gordon Reid. Illus. throughout with B & W photos and enthusiastic text. Now rare. $75.00

Every Frenchman Has One; de Havilland, Olivia; New York, Popular Library, 1963. Very good 12 mo in photo illus. wraps. The 1st US PB edition of famous actress' entertaining memoirs of life with her French born second husband. Now exceedingly rare in this PB edition.$33.00

Mexico Art; Ceramic Art

La Coleccion Pictoria del Banco Nacional de Mexico; Edited by Manrique, Jorge Alberto et al; Fomento Cultural Banamex, 1992; 269 pgs.; Illus. Near Fine 4to in maroon boards with a Near Fine, illus. DJ. Still in original shrink wrap. "...profusely illus. with full color reproductions." Scarce. $50.00

Hand-Book of Ceramic Art; Lockwood, M.S.; New York, 1878; 1st Edition.; 137 pgs. plus ads. Fair crown 8vo in darkened green-gray, beveled cl. with black & faded gilt design and titles. Corner's heavily bumped; crown and tail of spine worn through. A few beginning pages just beginning to loosen. Now rare, this title provides an interesting, Euro-centric, mid-19th century introduction, history & technical manual to 10 different global, national/regional ceramic and porcelain traditions. No illus. $25.00

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