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Cabal, Barker, Clive
1 Barker, Clive Cabal
New York Poseidon Press 1988 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket Remainder Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This is the First American Trade Edition. This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some light toning / yellowing to all edges of the text block. There is an inkstamped remainder mark to the bottom edge of the text block. This copy has been signed by the author, with an inscription, on the title page. The dust jacket is crisp and clean with the exception of two light scratches to the front panel. "Cabal, a dazzling short novel, is accompanied here by four of Clive Barker's best short stories - The Life of Death, How Spoilers Bleed, Twilight at the Towers, and, The Last Illusion." "Barker is an author of contemporary horror/fantasy. He began writing horror early in his career, mostly in the form of short stories (collected in Books of Blood 1 – 6) and the Faustian novel The Damnation Game (1985). Later he moved towards modern-day fantasy and urban fantasy with horror elements in Weaveworld (1987) , The Great and Secret Show (1989) , the world-spanning Imajica (1991) , and Sacrament (1996). When the Books of Blood were first published in the United States in paperback, Stephen King was quoted on the book covers: "I have seen the future of horror and his name is Clive Barker." As influences on his writing, Barker lists Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Ray Bradbury, William S. Burroughs, William Blake and Jean Cocteau, among others. He is the writer of the best-selling Abarat series, and plans on producing two more novels in the series." ; Signed by Author 
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The Jekyll Legacy, Bloch, Robert and Andre Norton
2 Bloch, Robert and Andre Norton The Jekyll Legacy
New York Tor Books 1990 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Dr Henry Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde. Recent years have seen a renewal of fascination with these dark figures - and a steady stream of re-tellings of Stevenson's original tale. The Jekyll Legacy is not a recreation of that classic but a brand-new sequel written by two master storytellers." "Bloch wrote hundreds of short stories and over 30 novels. He was one of the youngest members of the Lovecraft Circle. H. P. Lovecraft was Bloch's mentor and one of the first to seriously encourage his talent. However, while Bloch started his career by emulating Lovecraft and his brand of "cosmic horror", he later specialized in crime and horror stories dealing with a more psychological approach. Bloch was a contributor to pulp magazines such as Weird Tales in his early career, and was also a prolific screenwriter and a major contributor to science fiction fanzines and fandom in general." 
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Saint Peter's Wolf, Cadnum, Michael
3 Cadnum, Michael Saint Peter's Wolf
New york Carroll & Graf Publishers 1991 1st American Edition; 1st Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author, with a short inscription, on the title page. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "According to legend, becoming a werewolf is a horrible fate, and the creature so afflicted is only to be pitied, hunted down and destroyed. But this version only tells part of the story. The Church, the State, the land-owneres who conceived and perpetuated the fable had special reason to fear these half men, half beasts, reasons quite different from what ordinary folk were told." "Michael Cadnum (born 1949) is an American poet and novelist. He has written more than thirty books for adults, teens and children. He is best known for his adult suspense fiction, and young adult fiction based on myths, legends, and historical figures. Cadnum attended both University of California at Berkeley, and San Francisco State University. He earned a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship for his poetry. He currently lives in Albany, California"; Signed by Author 
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Black Cocktail, Carroll, Jonathan
4 Carroll, Jonathan Black Cocktail
London, England Century 1990 1st Paperback Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Fine in Fine dust jacket Trade PB Illustrated by Dave McKean 
B&W Illustrations; This is a First Trade paperback Edition, following a Limited Edition. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning rubbing to the bottom spine ends of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Imagine the sort of friend whose funny tales and charm can pull you out of the lowest depths and make life good once more. That's that Michael Billa meant to Ingram York. Then imagine that friend's friend, someone who tells you that most of those stories are lies." "Jonathan Samuel Carroll (born January 26, 1949) is an American fiction writer primarily known for novels that may be labelled magic realism, slipstream or contemporary fantasy. He has lived in Austria since the 1970s." "His first novel, The Land of Laughs (1980) , is indicative of his general style and subject matter. Told through realistic first person narration, the novel concerns a young schoolteacher, Thomas Abbey, researching the life of a favorite children's book author of his youth, which involves meeting the author's daughter in her and her late father's seemingly idyllic home town of Galen, Missouri. Everything seems fine until a dog in Galen begins talking to Abbey. The line gradually blurs between the fantasy world created by Abbey's research subject and the life of the people in Galen, while the reader begins to wonder just how much trust can be placed in this narrator. Subsequent novels would expand on these themes, but often contain unreliable narrators in a world where magic is viewed as natural. (One commentator claimed in The Times that "if he were a Latin American writer with a three-part name, his books would be described as magical-realist". )" 
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A Gracious Visitation, Dawson, Emma Frances (with An Appreciation by Ambrose Bierce)
5 Dawson, Emma Frances (with An Appreciation by Ambrose Bierce) A Gracious Visitation
San Francisco, CA Book Club of California / Grabhorn Press 1921 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Limited to 300 copies, this is #243. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "Emma Frances Dawson (1839–1926) was an American poet and writer of supernatural fiction. Dawson was born in New England, but by 1880 was living in California, eventually in San Francisco, the setting for most of her stories. Following the 1906 earthquake, she moved to Palo Alto. Dawson wrote short stories and poems, originally printed in regional publications such as the Argonaut and Overland Monthly. Most of her fiction was reprinted in a collection An Itinerant House, and Other Stories (see references). The work is notable not just for its merit as atmospheric supernatural fiction, but for its detailed description of 19th century San Francisco. Ambrose Bierce, who seems to have been a mentor to Dawson in her literary efforts, praised her work as some of the best being written in the West Coast and representative of the region (as well as having similar high praise for verse)." This volume a landmark as this is the first book printed by the Grabhorn Press for the Book Club of California; it is a reissue of a story that originally appeared in "An Itinerant House and Other Stories", published by William Doxey in 1897. Emma Dawson was still alive in 1921, the year of this reissue; Albert Bender discovered her living in genteel poverty in Palo Alto, and the reason for publishing this book lay as much in giving the author some financial assistance as in rescuing a minor masterpiece from oblivion." 
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Unhappy Far-Off Things, Dunsany, Lord (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron Of Dunsany)
6 Dunsany, Lord (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron Of Dunsany) Unhappy Far-Off Things
Boston, MA Little, Brown and Company 1919 True First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some beginning foxing to the inner hinges of the endpapers. This book contains a series of short stories, including: A Dirge of Victory, The Cathedral of Arras, A Good War, The House with Two Stories, Bermondsey versus Wurtemburg, On an Old Battle Field, The Real Thing, A Garden of Arras, After Hell, A Happy Valley, In Bethune, In an Old Drawing-Room, and, The Homes of Arras. "Born and raised in London, to the second-oldest title (created 1439) in the Irish peerage, Dunsany lived much of his life at what may be Ireland's longest-inhabited house, Dunsany Castle near Tara, worked with W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, received an honorary doctorate from Trinity College, Dublin, was chess and pistol-shooting champion of Ireland, and travelled and hunted extensively. He died in Dublin after an attack of appendicitis...Dunsany's fame arose chiefly from his prolific writings, and he was involved with the Irish Literary Revival. Supporting the Revival, Dunsany was a major donor to the Abbey Theatre, and he moved in Irish literary circles. He was well-acquainted with W. B. Yeats (who rarely acted as editor, but gathered and published a Dunsany selection) , Lady Gregory, Percy French, "AE" Russell, Oliver St John Gogarty, Padraic Colum (with whom he jointly wrote a play) and others. He befriended and supported Francis Ledwidge to whom he gave the use of his library." 
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Thirteen Uncanny Tales, Green, R. L. (Roger Lancelyn)
7 Green, R. L. (Roger Lancelyn) Thirteen Uncanny Tales
London, England J. M. Dent & Sons 1970 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Ray Ogden 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. There is some beginning toning / fading to the covers and two small white spots of discoloration on the rear cover. The text pages are clean and bright. Included are: The Book of Thoth (Ancient Egyptian) retold by Roger L. Green, The Doubter (Lucian) retold by R. Green, The Story of Glam (Icelandic) translated by W. A. Craigie, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, The House of Strange Stories by Andrew Lang, The Bottle Imp by Robert Louis Stevenson, Man-Size in Marble by E. Nesbit, The Striped Chest by A. Conan Doyle, A Pair of Hands by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, The Lights of Spencer Primmett's Eyes by F. Anstey, The Door in the Wall by H. G. Wells, The Haunted Doll's House by M . R. James, and, Forms of Things Unknown by C. S. Lewis. 
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Desperation, King, Stephen
8 King, Stephen Desperation
New York Viking 1996 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "King's formula for learning to write well is: "Read and write four to six hours a day. If you cannot find the time for that, you can't expect to become a good writer." He sets out each day with a quota of 2000 words and will not stop writing until it is met. He also has a simple definition for talent in writing: "If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn't bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented." Shortly after his accident, King wrote the first draft of the book Dreamcatcher with a notebook and a Waterman fountain pen, which he called "the world's finest word processor." When asked why he writes, King responds: "The answer to that is fairly simple—there was nothing else I was made to do. I was made to write stories and I love to write stories. That's why I do it. I really can't imagine doing anything else and I can't imagine not doing what I do." 
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Cold Fire, Koontz, Dean R.
9 Koontz, Dean R. Cold Fire
New York Putnam 1991 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Jim Ironheart, an ordinary schoolteacher, flies to Portland, Oregon, on an impulse, unable to explain why he's compelled to make the trip. There he risks his life to save a young boy from being killed by a drunk driver." "In his spare time, he wrote his first novel, Star Quest, which was published in 1968. Koontz went on to write over a dozen science fiction novels. Seeing the Catholic faith as a contrast to the chaos in his family, Koontz converted in college because it gave him answers for his life, admiring its intellectual rigor and saying it permits a view of life that sees mystery and wonder in all things. He says he sees Catholicism as English writer and Catholic convert G. K. Chesterton did: that it encourages a "joy about the gift of life". Koontz says that spirituality has always been part of his books, as are grace and our struggle as fallen souls, but he "never get[s] on a soapbox." " 
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THE DRIVE IN 2: NOT JUST ONE OF THEM SEQUELS, Lansdale, Joe R.
10 Lansdale, Joe R. THE DRIVE IN 2: NOT JUST ONE OF THEM SEQUELS
London, England Kinnell 1990 1st British Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. First British Edition and first Hardcover edition. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. Signed by the author, on the title page, in black ink. "The alien film makers who homed in on the Orbit drive-in movie theatre as a location for their horror spectacular featuring real live Earth crazies, come back to continue the mayhem." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Lovecraft, H. P.
11 Lovecraft, H. P. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
New York Beagle Books / Ballantine Books 1971 1st Edition Thus Paperback Very Good+ 
This is a mass market paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. First Beagle Books edition. The book covers are clean and bright. The spine of the book covers is uncreased. The text pages are noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. "They shut him up in a madhouse when his visions of horror, his queerly detailed memories of the events of centuries ago, became too much for the world to stand." 
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The Colour Out of Space and Others, Lovecraft, H. P.
12 Lovecraft, H. P. The Colour Out of Space and Others
New York Lancer Books 1964 Trade Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
This is a mass market paperback book. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some very beginning rubbing to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though with some beginning toning to the text pages due to the acid content of the paper. The inside covers have noticeable toning. This is a nice clean copy. This book contains a series of short works, including: The Colour Out of Space, The Picture in the House, The Call of Cthulhu, Cool Air, The Whisperer in Darkness, The Terrible Old Man, and, The Shadow Out of Time. 
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The Lurking Fear and Other Stories, Lovecraft, H. P.
13 Lovecraft, H. P. The Lurking Fear and Other Stories
New York Ballantine Books 1973 Reprint Paperback Very Good- 
This is a mass market paperback book. This book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book is in generally clean condition. The front cover has several spots of light rubbing. The spine joints and edges have some light rubbing and wear. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. The book contains a series of short works, including: The Lurking Fear, Dagon, Beyond the Wall of Sleep, The White Ship, Arthur Jermyn, From Beyond, The Temple, the Moon-Bog, The Hound, The Unnamable, The Outsider, and, the Shadow over Innsmouth. 
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The Tomb And Other Tales, Lovecraft, H. P.
14 Lovecraft, H. P. The Tomb And Other Tales
New York Ballantine Books 1973 Reprint Paperback Very Good 
This is a mass market paperback book. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued thus without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. There is some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The rear covers have two smallish areas where the color has been pulled off and several scratches. The front cover has some lightish rubbing toward the bottom edge. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the pages. "Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent most of his life." This volume includes the short stories: The Tomb, The Festival, Imprisoned with the Pharaohs, He, The Horror at Red Hook, The Strange Hight House in the Mist, In the Walls of Eryx, The Evil Clergyman, The Beast in the Cave, The Alchemist, Poetry and the Gods, The Street, The Transition of Juan Romero, Azathoth, The Descendant, The Book, and, The Thing in the Moonlight. 
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The Haunter of the Dark and Other Tales of Terror, Lovecraft, H. P.  (edited  and with an Indroduction by August Derleth)
15 Lovecraft, H. P. (edited and with an Indroduction by August Derleth) The Haunter of the Dark and Other Tales of Terror
London, England Panther Books 1963 1st Paperback Edition Paperback Very Good 
First Paperback edition thus. This is a mass market paperback book. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. "Tales of fiendish underworlds, bubbling and boiling in bottomless poits, waiting to devour the souls of men..." 
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At the Mountains of Madness And Other Tales of Terror, Lovecraft, H. P. (selected by August Derleth)
16 Lovecraft, H. P. (selected by August Derleth) At the Mountains of Madness And Other Tales of Terror
New York Ballantine Books 1974 Reprint Paperback Very Good 
This is a mass market paperback book. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light edge wear, rubbing and nicking. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. Included are: At the Mountains of Madness, The Shunned House, The Dreams in the Witch-House, and The Statement of Randolph Carter. 
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At the Mountains of Madness And Other Tales of Terror, Lovecraft, H. P. (selected by August Derleth)
17 Lovecraft, H. P. (selected by August Derleth) At the Mountains of Madness And Other Tales of Terror
London, England Panther Books 1970 Reprint Paperback Very Good- 
This is a mass market paperback book. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light edge wear, rubbing and nicking. There are several spots of rubbing to the spine ends and corners, and several creases to the spine. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. Included are: At the Mountains of Madness, The Shunned House, The Dreams in the Witch-House, and The Statement of Randolph Carter, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, The Silver Key, and Through the Gates of the Silver Key. 
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The Doom That Came To Sarnath, Lovecraft, H. P. and August Derleth
18 Lovecraft, H. P. and August Derleth The Doom That Came To Sarnath
New York Del Rey 1980 Reprint Paperback Very Good+ 
This is a mass market paperback book. Later printing. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued thus without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition.. The text pages are mostly clean, but have some beginning toning to the edges of the text block due to the acid content of the pages. "Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent most of his life. Among his most celebrated tales is "The Call of Cthulhu", canonical to the Cthulhu Mythos. Never able to support himself from earnings as author and editor, Lovecraft saw commercial success increasingly elude him in this latter period, partly because he lacked the confidence and drive to promote himself." 
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NECROSCOPE IV: DEADSPEAK, Lumley, Brian
19 Lumley, Brian NECROSCOPE IV: DEADSPEAK
London, England Kinnell 1990 1st British Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Signed by the author in black ink on the title page. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Harry Keogh returns from Starside, realm of the Wamphyri, bereft of his necorscopic powers. Stripped of his ability to talk to the dead by his vampire son, and no longer able to travel the space-time continuum, Harry lives in virtual retirement. But among the desolate remails of an ancient castle on a Transylvanian mountainside stirs a monstrous presence." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Night Boat, McCammon, Robert R.
20 McCammon, Robert R. The Night Boat
New York Avon 1980 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
This is a PBO (paperback original) mass market book. The book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition with some light rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "Deep under the calm waters of a Caribbean lagoon, salvage diver David Moore discovers a sunken U-Boat entombed in the sand. Then David hears something that twists his soul in utter terror." "Like Dean Koontz, McCammon for a while refused to let his first novels (up to and including They Thirst) be republished because, while not disliking the books, he did not feel that they were up to the standards of his later works. He wrote that he feels he was allowed to learn how to write in public, and therefore had decided to officially retire his earlier works. However, Baal, Bethany's Sin, The Night Boat, and They Thirst were recently re-released by Subterranean Press as limited edition novels. In a 2013 interview McCammon acknowledged that some readers would like to have a complete collection of his work, and said "reading back over those books I find they’re not as poorly written as I recall them to be." They have also all been released as ebooks and audiobooks." 
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