Friday Night Auction

Realized Prices are listed without the 10% Buyers Premium.

The Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention has featured several fantastic estate auctions over the years. Our 2019 show will feature another, with the first part of the Robert Weinberg Estate Auction taking place on Friday evening, April 12, 2019. Parts two and three will be held at our 2020 and 2021 shows. While the auctions will primarily focus on pulps from Bob Weinberg’s great collection, they will also feature rare books and ephemera. If you collect science fiction or fantasy, you won’t want to miss these!

For those who are unable to make it to this years show and would like to place a bid, please read over the following method:

We have created a Silent Auction Pre-Auction event. In this Silent Auction, our attendees at the event may place a bid on as many lots as they like.  This Silent Auction will set our opening bid on each lot. If no other bid is higher than this Silent Auction bid, then the lot is closed and awarded to the Silent Bidder. This year, we are opening up the ability for those who are unable to make it to the convention to place a Silent Auction Bid.

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Bidding Rules and Regulations:

The convention has not graded these items (although we have tried to note missing covers [nfc = no front cover & nbc = no back cover]) and encourages all bidders to review their condition before placing bids, as ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

There will be a buyer’s premium of 10% added to the amount of each winning bid for items in this catalog. For those who are in attendance, we can take payment by cash, check, credit card or paypal, but for those not attending payment by credit card and paypal will have a 5% surcharge. Some lots may have reserves. We reserve the right to withdraw any lot from sale at any time prior to its being auctioned. Additional auction rules are available separately.

Lots are listed below. If you find a lot you’d like to place a Silent Pre-Auction Bid on, please go to the bottom of the page and use the form provided.

1. DETECTIVE BOOK MAGAZINE – Winter 1952-53 – One of Bob’s favorite artists was Frank Kelly Freas. While Freas is best known for his SF art, here he contributes a detective cover.

Gavel $20

2. DETECTIVE BOOK MAGAZINE – Winter 1951-52 – One of Bob’s favorite authors was A.E. van Vogt. This features a rare appearance by van Vogt outside of the SF pulps. Cover by Allan Anderson.

Gavel $40

3. DETECTIVE BOOK MAGAZINE – Summer 1938 – Another of Bob’s favorite authors was A. Merritt. This issue reprints Merritt’s classic, “Creep, Shadow!” Other authors include Erle Stanley Gardner and Theodore Tinsley.

Gavel $25

4. DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE – 1/36

Gavel $20

5. MARVEL TALES – 12/39 – the first of two issues in the run, created when the SF pulp, Marvel Science Stories, added a weird menace element and was retitled.

Gavel $100

6. MARVEL TALES – 5/40 – the second and final issue under this title, before changing to Marvel Stories and dropping the weird menace element.

Gavel $210

7. RAILROAD MAN’S MAGAZINE – 11/23/18 – Victor Rousseau was one of Bob’s favorite pulp authors. This issue contains part 2 (of 5) of Rousseau’s lost race novel, “Eric of the Strong Heart” (which had absolutely nothing to do with railroads). All installments of this serial are very scarce. Also contains final installment of Max Brand serial. Covers detached.

Gavel $50

8. RAILROAD MAN’S MAGAZINE – 11/30/18 – Rousseau “Eric of the Strong Heart” (3/5)

Gavel $50

9. SHUNA, WHITE QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE by John King (Harborough Publishing Co., 1951). Very scarce UK paperback, featuring a competitor to Fiction House’s Sheena (and another female competitor to Tarzan). Cover art by Reginald Heade.

Gavel $80

Lots 10 through 13 are four (of the six total) novels of Azan the Ape Man, a UK series published by Curtis Warren Limited in 1950 and 1951, designed to cash in on the popularity of (and perhaps be confused with) Tarzan of the Apes. The series ceased after litigation by the Burroughs’ estate. All are very scarce.

10. AZAN THE APE MAN – WHITE FANGS by David Arthur Griffiths (writing as Marco Garron) (1951). Front cover detached.

Gavel $75

11. AZAN THE APE MAN – KING HUNTERS by David Arthur Griffiths (writing as Marco Garron) (1951)

Gavel $70

12. AZAN THE APE MAN – TRIBAL WAR by David Arthur Griffiths (writing as Marco Garron) (1951)

Gavel $70

13. AZAN THE APE MAN – JUNGLE FEVER by David Arthur Griffiths (writing as Marco Garron) (1951)

Gavel $70

14. THE BURROUGHS BIBLIOPHILES HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP ISSUED TO SAMUEL A. PEEPLES – Peeples was a well-known author, Hollywood producer and screenwriter who was very active in ERB fandom. Among his other credits, Peeples wrote the second “Star Trek” pilot, “Where No Man Has Gone Before.” Bob acquired this certificate from Peeples.

Gavel $25

15. CORRESPONDENCE FROM AUGUST DERLETH TO SAMUEL A. PEEPLES – 6 items – (1) letter, Derleth to Peeples, 8/16/61, signed by Derleth, re: Lovecraft’s “The Shunned House” and Weird Tales; (2) letter, Derleth to Peeples, 9/1/61, signed by Derleth, re: “The Shunned House,” Solar Pons, Arkham House sales, HPL movie news, E. Hoffmann Price & Otis Adelbert Kline; (3) letter, Derleth to Peeples, 11/2/61, 2 pages, signed by Derleth, lots of info on “The Shunned House” and Robert Barlow; (4) postcard with photo of Derleth’s house, Derleth to Peeples, 11/24/61, signed by Derleth; (5) & (6) undated letter from Derleth to patrons of Arkham House, with envelope stamped 9/22/64, re: publication schedule. Bob acquired these from Peeples.

Gavel $425

16. “TOPPER” WINDOW DISPLAY CARD – rare, large window display card for Thorne Smith’s “Topper” from the 1930’s.

Gavel $30

AND NOW, A DIGRESSION ON WEIRD TALES…

Bob collected many pulps, but his undisputed favorite was Weird Tales. He wrote several books about Weird Tales, including “WT50: A Tribute to Weird Tales” and “The Weird Tales Story.” He managed to track down and interview many of the folks (or their descendants) associated with the magazine, including cover artist Margaret Brundage. He published several anthologies reprinting material from Weird Tales, and edited many more for other publishers. As one of the leading dealers in pulps for decades, many copies of the magazine passed through his hands. He collected not only the pulps themselves, but also related art and ephemera.

Bob told me on several occasions that a number of his issues of Weird Tales were originally Farnsworth Wright’s copies. Unfortunately, he’d bought so many copies of Weird Tales over the years, upgrading when he could, that he couldn’t remember any more which ones they were! But he did note that they were generally in great shape. I never asked him how he got them, but in contacting several of Bob’s longtime collector friends in the course of putting together this auction, I think we’ve figured out a likely source of them.

The Gallery Book Store, on Clarke Street just north of the river in Chicago, was a mecca for pulp collectors back in the 1960’s and 1970’s. A few years before Bob moved to Chicago, the Gallery had several Margaret Brundage cover paintings for sale. In 1972, Bob got his start collecting original pulp art by buying the cover art to the first issue of Oriental Stories (published by the same publisher as Weird Tales) from the Gallery. (And if you want the story of the other Oriental Stories cover they had, but which Bob was never able to buy, read a copy of “Weinberg Tales!”)

Besides original art from Weird Tales and related magazines, one of Bob’s friends who frequented the Gallery before Bob moved to Chicago remembers that they also had file copies of Weird Tales pulps. While many of these had sold by the time Bob arrived in Chicago, they still apparently had many left at that time. It seems reasonable that this would have been the source of those copies that Bob referred to as Farnsworth Wright’s copies.

As mentioned, Bob no longer remembered which of the ones he owned came from this source, but in going through all of his issues preparing for this auction, there was a group in great condition that appear to have all come from the same source. Many of these have a small pencil mark in, or near, the W in Weird. We’ve noted these below as “Possible FW Copy,” but that’s just a guess on our part, and there’s no way to prove that provenance. We could be right, or we could be wrong. They are, however, beautiful copies!

AND NOW, BACK TO OUR AUCTION LISTINGS!

17. WEIRD TALES – 12/26 – Hamilton, Quinn, Price, HPL verse, trimmed

Gavel $350

18. WEIRD TALES – 8/27 – Quinn, Long, Kline (1/3)

Gavel $230

19. WEIRD TALES – 9/27 – Derleth, Kline (2/3), Rohmer, Quinn, Owen, LaSpina, CAS verse, trimmed

Gavel $500

20. WEIRD TALES – 12/28 – Derleth, Quinn, Owen, REH verse, trimmed

Gavel $150

21. SCIENCE FICTION QUARTERLY – 2 issues – Summer 1940 (#1) & Winter 1941 (#2; Paul cover)

Gavel $35

22. SCIENCE FICTION QUARTERLY – 2 issues – Spring 1941 (#3; Paul cover, Blish) & Summer 1941 (#4 – Cummings, Paul cover)

Gavel $30

23. SCIENCE FICTION QUARTERLY – 2 issues – Winter 1941-42 (Cummings, Blish, Bok cover) & Spring 1942 (Cummings, Bok cover)

Gavel $40

24. Ray Cummings, “INTO THE FOURTH DIMENSION AND OTHER STORIES” – Rare UK pb published by Gerald G. Swan, Ltd. in 1943. First book publication of this novel which was originally serialized in Gernsback’s Science and Invention, September 1926 to September 1927. Cummings was another favorite of Bob’s.

Gavel $200

25. Ray Cummings, “THE MAN ON THE METEOR” – Rare UK pb published by Gerald G. Swan, Ltd. circa 1952. First book publication of this novel which was originally serialized in Gernsback’s Science and Invention, January 1924 to September 1924.

Gavel $250

26. DOUBLE DETECTIVE – bound volume, 6 issues, 6/38-11/38 – bound with covers – authors include Woolrich (x3), Cave, Torrey, Sale, Ernst, Butler

Gavel $100

27. DOUBLE DETECTIVE – bound volume, 6 issues, 12/38-5/39 – bound with covers – authors include Cave, H. Wandrei (as Guernsey), Sale, Ernst, Butler

Gavel $75

28. DOUBLE DETECTIVE – bound volume, 6 issues, 6/39-11/39 – bound with covers – authors include Cave, Sale, Butler

Gavel $85

29. DETECTIVE FICTION – 10/1/41 – Wormser 1/3, Alfred Bester

Gavel $100

30. DETECTIVE FICTION – 12/13/41 – Sale 3/7

Gavel $30

31. FLYNN’S DETECTIVE – 12/42 – Woolrich, Cave, Roscoe 3/4

Gavel $45

32. GNOME PRESS PRESENTS…THE SCIENCE-FICTION WORLD newsletter – 8/55 (v1#1) – very rare newsletter from this SF/fantasy publisher; has ad for Conan

Gavel $60

33. GNOME PRESS PRESENTS…THE SCIENCE-FICTION WORLD newsletter – Fall 1956 (v1#4) – very rare newsletter from this SF/fantasy publisher; contains ERB pastiche, announcement of upcoming release of “The Return of Conan” and Conan available in “Pick-A-Book” plan; addressed to August Derleth

Gavel $60

34. GNOME PRESS PRESENTS…THE SCIENCE-FICTION WORLD newsletter – 2/57 (v1#5; mislabeled v1#4) – very rare newsletter from this SF/fantasy publisher; addressed to August Derleth

Gavel $60

35. LETTER FROM WEIRD TALES EDITOR FARNSWORTH WRIGHT TO AUTHOR GREYE LA SPINA DATED JUNE 5, 1925 – great content regarding Weird Tales and La Spina’s fiction. Rare signature by Wright (he stopped signing his letters a few years later due to the advance of Parkinson’s disease); La Spina’s penciled notes are on left side and top right. Bob acquired this from La Spina’s estate.

Gavel $525

36. GREYE LA SPINE FILE OF EXCERPTS FROM THRILL BOOK – Bob acquired these from La Spina’s estate. The lot consists of: (1) cover to Thrill Book 3/1/19, (2) “Wolf of the Steppes” by La Spina (excerpted from TB 3/1/19), (3) back cover re: “What You May Expect in Thrill Book”, (4) back cover from 6/1/19 TB, mentions La Spina, (5) “From Over the Border” by La Spina (excerpted from TB 5/15/19), (6) “The Haunted Landscape” by La Spina (excerpted from TB 6/1/19), & (7) “The Wax Doll” by La Spina as Ezra Putnam, signed by La Spina (excerpted from TB 8/1/19).

Gavel $100

37. WEIRD TALES – 3/33 – Possible FW Copy? – REH (Conan – “The Tower of the Elephant”), CAS, Kline (“Buccaneers of Venus” 5/6), Quinn

Gavel $425

38. WEIRD TALES – 1/35 – Possible FW Copy? – CAS, Bloch (“The Feast in the Abbey”, Bloch’s first professionally published story), Quinn

Gavel $250

39. WEIRD TALES – 8/35 – Possible FW Copy? – CAS, Quinn, Ernst (Doctor Satan)

Gavel $200

40. WEIRD TALES – 3/38 – Possible FW Copy? – HPL (“Beyond the Wall of Sleep”), REH verse, Kuttner, Quinn, Williamson, Price

Gavel $375

AND NOW, A WORD ON THE CANADIAN EDITION OF WEIRD TALES…

BESIDES COLLECTING THE U.S. EDITIONS OF WEIRD TALES, BOB COLLECTED THE CANADIAN ONES AS WELL. THE FIRST SERIES OF CANADIAN ISSUES, FROM 1935 AND 1936, WERE ESSENTIALLY REPRINTS OF THE U.S. EDITIONS. THE SECOND SERIES, BEGINNING IN MAY 1942, FEATURED NEW ARTWORK (INCLUDING DIFFERENT COVERS, UP THROUGH THE JANUARY 1945 ISSUE), AND, PRIOR TO 1948, THE STORY CONTENTS WERE NOT IDENTICAL EITHER. MANY OF THOSE ISSUES CONTAINED STORIES FROM SOURCES OTHER THAN THE U.S. WEIRD TALES, PRIMARILY FROM SHORT STORIES, WHICH AT THAT TIME HAD THE SAME PUBLISHER AS THE U.S. WEIRD TALES.

41. WEIRD TALES, Canadian edition – 9/42 – Bloch, Kuttner, Quinn

Gavel $110

42. WEIRD TALES, Canadian edition – 11/42 – HPL (“Herbert West, Reanimator” pt. 2), Derleth, Bok, Wellman, Gruber, Quinn

Gavel $110

43. WEIRD TALES, Canadian edition – 1/43 – HPL (“Herbert West, Reanimator” pt. 3), Bloch, Leiber, CAS, Bond, La Spina

Gavel $110

ANOTHER OF BOB’S FAVORITE PULPS WAS FANTASTIC NOVELS, WHICH PRIMARILY REPRINTED EARLY SF AND FANTASY FROM THE MUNSEY PULPS, AND WHICH OFTEN FEATURED STUNNING ART BY FINLAY AND LAWRENCE.

44. FANTASTIC NOVELS – 2 issues – 7/40 (v1#1) & 9/40 (Cummings, Merritt)

Gavel $35

45. FANTASTIC NOVELS – 2 issues – 11/40 (Merritt) & 1/41 (Merritt, Farley)

Gavel $35

46. FANTASTIC NOVELS – 2 issues – 4/41 (Merritt) & 3/48 (Merritt)

Gavel $35

EXCITEMENT IS A SCARCE STREET & SMITH PULP, WHICH WAS A RETITLING OF SEA STORIES. IT FOLDED AFTER ONLY 10 ISSUES, AND IN TURN WAS RETITLED COLLEGE STORIES. BOB HAD THE COMPLETE RUN, ALL OF WHICH ARE IN THIS AUCTION. ALL ISSUES OF THIS TITLE ARE VERY TOUGH TO FIND.

47. EXCITEMENT – 7/30 – the first issue, trimmed

Gavel $100

48. EXCITEMENT – 8/30 – Dunn, trimmed

Gavel $140

49. EXCITEMENT – 3/31 – trimmed

Gavel $250

50. EXCITEMENT – 4/31 – Harold Ward novel, “The Vulture”; trimmed

Gavel $300

51. PHILIP K. DICK correspondence – consists of two letters. The first is from PKD, dated February 2, 1981, to Ben Adams and is signed “Phil.” Has great content regarding “The Man in the High Castle.” PKD was a family friend of Adams. The second letter is from Adams dated August 2, 1995, authenticating the PKD letter. Adams became a pro author and sold some stories to Bob for anthologies Bob was editing. Adams wrote an article re: PKD and Adams’ family’s relationship with him for PKD Otaku 7 (11/02); a web print out of that article is also included.

Gavel $850

52. THE SANDS OF MARS AND OTHER STORIES – rare Australian anthology published in 1958; it is the 3rd of 4 books in the Satellite Series. Contains 6 stories, including “Adjustment Team” by Philip K. Dick, “The Sands of Mars” by A.E. van Vogt & “Thinker, Mark VII” by Derleth

Gavel $150

53. PLANET OF DOOM AND OTHER STORIES – rare Australian anthology published in 1958; it is the 4th of 4 books in the Satellite Series. Contains 8 stories, including “Retreat from Rigel” by Philip K. Dick & “The Image of the Gods” by Alan E. Nourse

Gavel $150

54. AUTHENTIC SCIENCE FICTION HAND-BOOK compiled by H.J. Campbell – scarce U.K. booklet, published in 1954 from the publishers of Authentic Science Fiction. Contains a glossary of terms used in SF stories.

Gavel $120

55. ORIGINAL ART + TWO SPACE TRAVEL BOOKS – this lot consists of (1) “Rockets, Jets, Guided Missiles and Space Ships” by Jack Coggins & Fletcher Pratt, with intro by Willy Ley (Random House, 1951), (2) original art by Jack Coggins for the heading of Chapter 2 of “Rockets, Jets, Guided Missiles and Space Ships”, & (3) “The Mystery of Other Worlds Revealed” (Fawcett, 1952), which reprints art by Edd Cartier (from Gnome Press’ “Travelers of Space”) & Chesley Bonestell

Gavel $140

56. SCIENCE AND INVENTION – 8/23 – the famous Scientific Fiction Number. Cummings, Gernsback, Paul illos

Gavel $500

57. WEIRD TALES – 11/24 – HPL verse, Kline, Long, Quinn, La Spina

Gavel $550

58. WEIRD TALES – 2/25 – HPL (“The Statement of Randolph Carter”), Owen, La Spina, England

Gavel $100

59. WEIRD TALES – 10/25 – famous cover for “The Wicked Flea” by J.U. Giesy; Dyalhis, Quinn, Price, Owen, La Spina

Gavel $300

60. WEIRD TALES – 8/26 – HPL (“The Terrible Old Man”), Merritt, Derleth, Hamilton, La Spina, trimmed

Gavel $300

61. ORIENTAL STORIES – complete set of 9 issues, nicely bound in 2 volumes, in slipcase, with covers – Volume 1 contains the first 6 issues, Volume 2 contains the final 3 issues – Authors include REH (x6), Cave, Kline, Price, Owen, Derleth, CAS & Quick. Artists include St. John & Brundage.

Gavel $475

62. THE MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE – 1/33 – the first issue; retitling of Oriental Stories – Cave, Kline, Price, HBJ

Gavel $150

63. THE MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE – 4/33 – Cave, Derleth, Quinn, Hamilton

Gavel $100

64. GLAMOROUS LOVE STORIES – 1-2/38, v1#1 – file copy; the only issue of this rare title

Gavel $60

65. HUSBANDS – 1/36, v1#1 – rare title that only ran for two issues

Gavel $110

66. LOVE BOOK MAGAZINE – 12/36, v1#4 – file copy

Gavel $35

67. LOVE BOOK MAGAZINE – 10/37 – file copy

Gavel $35

68. LOVE BOOK MAGAZINE – 12/38 – file copy

Gavel  $175

69. LOVE BOOK MAGAZINE – 10/40 – file copy

Gavel $175

70. LOVE BOOK MAGAZINE – 6/41 – file copy

Gavel $45

71. Roger Zelazny, “AND THE DARKNESS IS HARSH – Very scarce booklet published by The Pretentious Press in 1994 in an edition of 85. Signed by Zelazny, with a photo of Zelazny (high-school age) tipped in. First book publication of 2 stories and a poem published in Zelazny’s high-school literary magazine when he was 16. Includes intro by Zelazny, the title story, the story “Mrs. Fuller’s Revolt” and the poem “Diet.”

Gavel $250

72. Ralph Milne Farley, “DANGEROUS LOVE” – rare U.K. book published in 1946 by Utopian Publications, Ltd. First book appearance of this story, which originally appeared in Mind Magic, 7/31 & 8/31, where it ran as “The Man From Ouija Land.”

Gavel $180

73. Manly Wade Wellman (writing as Gans T. Field), “ROMANCE IN BLACK” – rare U.K. book published in 1946 or 1947 by Utopian Publications, Ltd. First book appearance of this story, which originally appeared as “The Black Dream” in Weird Tales, 6/38-8/38.

Gavel  $550

74. FANTASTIC NOVELS – 2 issues – 5/48 (Merritt, Giesy) & 7/48

Gavel $35

75. FANTASTIC NOVELS – 2 issues – 9/48 (Merritt) & 11/48 (Merritt)

Gavel $35

76. FANTASTIC NOVELS – 2 issues – 1/49 (Merritt) & 3/49 (Merritt)

Gavel $30

77. WEIRD TALES – 4/26 – REH (“Wolfshead”), HPL (“The Outsider”), Quinn, trimmed

Gavel $800

78. WEIRD TALES – 8/28 – REH (the first Solomon Kane story – “Red Shadows”), Tennessee Williams (first published story), Hamilton, Long, trimmed

Gavel $400

79. WEIRD TALES – 2/24 – HPL (“The Hound”), Quinn

Gavel $1,000

80. WEIRD TALES – 3/24 – HPL (“The Rats in the Walls”), Eddy (“Ashes”, a HLP revision), Poe

Gavel $1,200

81. WEIRD TALES, Canadian edition – 7/43 – Bradbury, Bloch, Derleth, Kuttner, Quinn, Owen

Gavel $110

82. WEIRD TALES, Canadian edition – 1/44 – HPL (“Herbert West, Reanimator” pt. 5), Bloch, Derleth, Quinn, Farley, Brown, Owen

Gavel $110

83. WEIRD TALES, Canadian edition – 3/44 – HPL (“Herbert West, Reanimator” pt. 6), Bradbury, Derleth, Hamilton, Wellman

Gavel $700

84. August Derleth, ed., “SLEEP NO MORE” – Armed Services Edition, 1944 – collects 20 stories, including REH (“The Black Stone”), HPL (“The Rats in the Walls”), CAS, Bloch, H. Wandrei, Jacobi, Long

Gavel $130

85. John W. Campbell, Jr., “THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD” – rare U.K. paperback in the Fantasy Books series, Cherry Tree Book #408 (1952). Collects 7 pulps stories by Campbell.

Gavel $450

86. JOHN W. CAMPBELL, JR. – three rare Australian books published by The Malian Press – “The Thing From Another World” (1952), “Elimination” (1953; also contains “Frictional Losses”) & “Dead Knowledge (1953; also contains “Men of the Ten Books” by Jack Vance)

Gavel $170

87. Robert Heinlein, “THE MAN WHO SOLD THE MOON” – rare Australian book published by The Malian Press in 1952

Gavel $225

88. DOUBLE DETECTIVE – bound volume, 6 issues, 12/39-5/40 – bound with covers – contains first two Green Lama stories – authors include Gardner, Torrey, Cave, Butler, Sale

Gavel $150

89. DOUBLE DETECTIVE – bound volume, 6 issues, 6/40-12/40 – bound with covers – contains 6 Green Lama stories – authors include Cave, Sale

Gavel $160

90. DOUBLE DETECTIVE – bound volume, 5 issues, 2/41-10/41 – bound with covers – contains 5 Green Lama stories – authors include Cave, Bellem, Sale

Gavel $160

91. DETECTIVE FICTION – 3/7/42 – Sale, great cover by Emmett Watson

Gavel $110

92. DETECTIVE FICTION – 5/42 – Woolrich (1/6), Sale

Gavel $180

93. DETECTIVE FICTION – 7/42 – Woolrich (3/6)

Gavel $60

94. ALLEY OOP, ORIGINAL DAILY NEWSPAPER STRIP ART – art by V.T. Hamlin, appeared on 10/23/48

Gavel $325

BESIDES PULPS, SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS AND ORIGINAL ART, BOB WAS ALSO VERY INTERESTED IN COMICS, AND WAS ONE OF THE CO-ORGANIZERS OF THE OLD CHICAGO COMICON.

95. “THE CASE AGAINST THE COMICS” by Gabriel Lynn – extremely scarce pamphlet published in 1944 by The Catechetical Guild. This is the 32 page (plus covers) edition; there was another edition with fewer pages also published. An early work advocating the censorship of comics, predating Wertham’s “Seduction of the Innocent.” This warned against comics, which were fueling the rising tide of juvenile delinquency. And, of course, they were also a menace to chastity, as well as creating fear and distress in younger children. And superheroes, who act outside of the law, were viewed as un-American and a threat to democracy. Whereas the dime novels of the previous generation, such as Frank Merriwell, were good, wholesome reading. Among the things their study of 92 comic books and over 1000 examples from 27 newspaper comic strips during the period from August through October 1943 found were 216 major crimes depicted, 86 sadistic acts, 186 instances of vulgar behavior, 114 examples of suggestive art, 491 cases of vulgar speech (differentiated from the 194 examples of gross grammatical abuses), 161 physical monstrosities, 204 fantastic situations and actions and 246 un-American, vigilante activities.

Gavel  $3,750

96. SUPERWORLD COMICS – #1 (April 1940) – rare Gernsback comic, with Paul cover

Gavel $2,250

97. WEIRD TALES – 11/32 – Possible FW Copy? – REH (“Worms of the Earth”), Kline (“Buccaneers of Venus” 1/6), CAS, Quinn, Farley, Shelley (“Frankenstein” 7/8), St. John cover

Gavel $325

AND NEXT, THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF ROBERT E. HOWARD’S LEGENDARY CHARACTER, CONAN…

98. WEIRD TALES – 12/32 – REH (first Conan story – “Phoenix on the Sword”), Kline (“Buccaneers of Venus” 2/6), Quinn, Hamilton, Starrett, Shelley (“Frankenstein” 8/8), St. John cover

Gavel $2,500

99. WEIRD TALES – 1/33 – REH (Conan – “The Scarlet Citadel”), Kline (“Buccaneers of Venus” 3/6), Leinster, Quinn, St. John cover

Gavel $300

100. WEIRD TALES – 2/33 – Possible FW Copy? – HPL (“The Cats of Ulthar”), Kline (“Buccaneers of Venus” 4/6), CAS, Derleth, Cave, St. John cover

Gavel $475

101. H.P. Lovecraft, “THE DUNWICH HORROR AND OTHER WEIRD TALES” – rare Armed Services Edition, published in 1945. HPL was one of Bob’s favorite authors.

Gavel $100

AND FOR THOSE WHO LIKE BOOKS SIGNED BY LOVECRAFT, OUR NEXT LOT IS FOR YOU…

102. Herbert Asbury, ed., “NOT AT NIGHT!” – American edition of the British anthology series, published by Macy-Masius: The Vanguard Press in 1928. THIS COPY IS SIGNED ON FRONT FREE END PAPER BY EDITOR ASBURY, (DATED 12/17/28 IN NY), H.P. LOVECRAFT (DATED 12/20/28 IN PROVIDENCE) & AUGUST DERLETH. Bob acquired this copy from August Derleth’s daughter, April. Bob told me that Derleth acquired it from the estate of HPL’s friend, Robert Barlow. Pasted to the rear free end paper is a review of the book cut from The New York Times, 11/25/28. Authors include HPL, Derleth, Quinn & Long.

Gavel  $4,500

103. W. Paul Cook, “IN MEMORIUM: HOWARD PHILLIPS LOVECRAFT” – published in 1941 in an edition of 94 copies by The Driftwood Press. Bob acquired this from Derleth’s estate. I don’t know if Derleth got this from Barlow, but based on the other material in Bob’s collection that this was stored with, I believe it was part of the Barlow estate material that Bob acquired from Derleth’s estate.

Gavel $950

104. Karl Edward Wagner, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT FOR “LACUNAE” (KANE) – this is the original handwritten manuscript for Wagner’s short story, “Lacunae,” featuring Kane, written in pencil, signed by Wagner November 10, 1986. With a copy of a letter dated November 10, 1986 from Wagner, describing the story and Wagner’s drafting process, which was published the previous month in the anthology, “Cutting Edge,” edited by Dennis Etchison (Doubleday). This notes, “…”Lacunae” is the only Kane ms. I have ever released from my files.” Pages numbered 1-13 (even pages generally on the reverse of odd pages) and A.

Gavel $1,300

105. UNCANNY TALES – 11/40, v1#1 – first issue of this rare Canadian fantasy magazine. It ran for 4 issues as a digest before changing to pulp format.

Gavel  $325

106. UNCANNY TALES – 12/40, v1#2

Gavel $650

107. UNCANNY TALES – 1/41]

Gavel $120

108. UNCANNY TALES – 3/41 – as noted on the cover, featuring “The Greatest Weird Fiction Writer of All Time – Thomas P. Kelley”. They wouldn’t exaggerate, would they?

Gavel $130

109. SCIENTIFIC DETECTIVE MONTHLY ASHCAN ISSUE – 11/29 – as noted on the inside back cover, this was a “dummy edition” created for trademark and copyright purposes. The actual pulp would launch a couple months later. Very scarce.

Gavel  $550

110. SCIENTIFIC DETECTIVE MONTHLY – 1/30, v1#1 – Reeve (Craig Kennedy story), Van Dine (1/3)

Gavel  $140

111. SCIENTIFIC DETECTIVE MONTHLY – 2/30 – Keller, Eshbach, Van Dine (2/3)

Gavel $110

112. SCIENTIFIC DETECTIVE MONTHLY – 3/30 – Reeve (Craig Kennedy story), Van Dine (3/3)

Gavel $180

113. SCIENTIFIC DETECTIVE MONTHLY – 4/30 – Paul cover, Hamilton, Reeve (Craig Kennedy story)

Gavel  $160

114. SCIENTIFIC DETECTIVE MONTHLY – 5/30 – Hamilton, Jones, Reeve (Craig Kennedy story)

Gavel $170

115. FLYNN’S – bound volume, 6 issues, 3/7/25-4/11/25 – bound with covers – authors include Cummings, Leinster, Wallace, Freeman

Gavel $30

116 ABRAHAM MERRITT CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS REGARDING “THE SHIP OF ISHTAR” – as previously mentioned, Merritt was one of Bob’s favorite authors, and he loved to collect ephemera relating to him and his other favorite authors. This lot contains six items: (1) carbon of letter dated 9/12/24 from The Frank A. Munsey Company to Merritt re: rights to “Ship of Ishtar” & “The First Step”, (2) letter dated 9/15/24, signed by Merritt, to Robert H. Davis of Munsey, (3) Munsey file memo dated 9/16/24 re: these two stories, (4) letter dated 11/13/25 from G.P. Putnam’s Sons to Munsey requesting an assignment of copyright for “Ship of Ishtar”, (5) carbonof letter dated 11/19/25 from Munsey to Putnam’s, & (6) Assignment dated 11/17/25 to Merritt of copyright in “The Ship of Ishtar”, signed by William T. Dewart, VP of Munsey

Gavel $350

117. WEIRD TALES – 3/23, v1#1 – the first issue of this legendary fantasy magazine. In the first state cover, with tentacles in red (not black). One of the Holy Grails of fantasy collecting.

Gavel $3,750

118. WEIRD TALES – 4/23 – the second issue of Weird Tales, generally considered harder to find than the first. Covers and spine are a wraparound color copy cover provided by Girasol. Paper residue along the spine on front first inside page from previous color copy cover having been glued to the page along the spine. Incredibly scarce.

Gavel $400

119. WEIRD TALES – 9/23 – Kline, Stevens, Starrett

Gavel $1,900

120. WEIRD TALES – 7/25 – REH (his first published story, “Spear and Fang”), HPL (“The Unnameable”), Munn (“The Werewolf of Ponkert”), Quinn

Gavel $1,200

121. WEIRD TALES, Canadian edition – 5/44 – Bradbury, Bok, Bond, Quinn, Wellman, Long, Price

Gavel $120

122. WEIRD TALES, Canadian edition – 9/44 – Bradbury, Bloch, Wellman, Quick, HBJ

Gavel $110

123. WEIRD TALES, Canadian edition – 11/44 – REH verse, Bradbury, Bloch, Derleth, Quinn, Wellman

Gavel $120

124. GARY GIANNI, SOLOMON KANE ORIGINAL ART – Bob was a big fan of Robert E. Howard (and was the Guest of Honor for Howard Days in 2004, in recognition of his efforts in researching, publishing and promoting REH). He also put together one of the finest fantasy art collections in the country, and while vintage art was his focus, he also collected newer art by artists he admired. Gary Gianni was one of those artists, and this piece of original art appeared in “The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane” by REH (Wandering Star, 1998), which was profusely illustrated by Gianni.

Gavel  $200

125. THREE PHOTOCOPIES OF CONAN MANUSCRIPTS BY ROBERT E. HOWARD – Bob also collected original manuscripts, and at one time he owned the original manuscripts for three of REH’s Conan tales – “The Scarlet Citadel,” “Black Colossus” and “The Phoenix on the Sword.” These had been given by REH to Robert Barlow, and REH signed each of them, inscribing one to Barlow. The original manuscripts were sold by Bob many years ago; these are photocopies that he made before he sold them. Note that “Scarlet Citadel,” while complete, has no page numbered 9; REH inadvertently skipped that page. Note also that “The Phoenix on the Sword” is missing pages 2-5 & 24-27 (these were missing from the manuscript when Bob acquired it).

Gavel $110

126. Robert E. Howard, CONAN THE CONQUEROR – this is the first U.K. edition, published by T.V. Boardman & Company, Ltd. in 1954. It is much rarer than the earlier U.S. edition from Gnome Press. Pasted to the front free endpaper is a sticker, presumably from Boardman, which reads: “NOT FOR SALE // Sample Complete Copy // Proof Copy // Manuscript”.

Gavel  $500

127. Leigh Brackett, THE SWORD OF RHIANNON – this is the first U.K. and the first hardcover edition, published by T.V. Boardman & Company, Ltd. in 1955. Very scarce.

Gavel $300

128. UNCANNY TALES – 5/41 – this is the first pulp-format issue of this scarce Canadian fantasy magazine

Gavel $120

129. UNCANNY TALES – 6/41 – Wollheim

Gavel $95

130. UNCANNY TALES – 7/41 – Wollheim, Kelley (“I Found Cleopatra” 1/3, reprinted from Weird Tales)

Gavel $120

131. UNCANNY TALES – 8/41 – Wollheim, Kelley (“I Found Cleopatra” 2/3)

Gavel $85

132. EXCITEMENT – 9/30 – trimmed

Gavel $325

133. EXCITEMENT – 10/30 – SF story by Philip Scruggs (“Kosmac”), trimmed

Gavel $325

134. EXCITEMENT – 11/30 – Philip Scruggs “Kosmac” SF story, Dunn (monster story re: prehistoric beast in modern times), trimmed

Gavel $850

135. SCIENCE FICTION DIGEST (4 issues) & FANTASY MAGAZINE FANZINES (8 issues) – in addition to the pro SF mags, Bob also collected rare fanzines. Here’s one of the unique items he acquired in that area – a bound volume of fanzines, stamped “Ray” on front cover for Ray Palmer (who was an editor). Inscribed on front free endpaper to Bob Weinberg by Julius Schwartz. Bob told me that he got this item from the estate of Sam Moskowitz. This contains the final 4 issues of Science Fiction Digest: 9/33, 10/33, 11/33 (mislabeled 10/33) & 12/33. It also contains 8 issues of Fantasy Magazine, 1/34-8/34. Includes lots of content by Palmer, Schwartz, Weisinger & Ackerman. Also material by HLP (poem 5/34), Hamilton, Farley, Meek & Keller. Does NOT contain the Cosmos installments.

Gavel  $400

136. FANTASY MAGAZINE FANZINE (10 issues) – another unique item acquired by Bob – a bound volume of Fantasy Magazine, formerly owned by Ray Palmer (who was an editor). Inscribed on front free endpaper to Bob Weinberg by Julius Schwartz. Bob told me that he got this item from the estate of Sam Moskowitz. This contains 10 consecutive issues of Fantasy Magazine, 9/34-9/35. Includes lots of content by Palmer, Schwartz, Weisinger & Ackerman. Also material by Merritt (“The Drone”), Leinster, Wandrei, Fearn, Hornig, Moore, Quinn, Cummings, Farley, Bloch and bios of HPL and REH. Also contains “The Challenge From Beyond,” round-robin fantasy & SF stories by REH, HPL, Moore, Merritt, Long, Weinbaum, D. Wandrei, Doc Smith, Harl Vincent & Leinster. Does NOT contain the Cosmos installments.

Gavel  $425

137. WEIRD TALES – 12/30 – Possible FW Copy? – HPL (“Fungi From Yuggoth” verse), Quinn, D. Wandrei, Munn, La Spina. One of the best conditioned pulps I’ve ever seen.

Gavel $500

138. WEIRD TALES – 8/30 – REH (Solomon Kane – “The Hills of the Dead”), Derleth, Quinn, Hamilton

GAVEL $200

139. WEIRD TALES – 5/34 – Possible FW Copy? – REH (Conan – “Queen of the Black Coast”), Moore, Derleth, CAS, Jacobi, Price, Brundage Conan cover. Another gorgeous copy.

Gavel $1,600

140. WEIRD TALES – 9/34 – Possible FW Copy? – REH (Conan – “The People of the Black Circle”), Derleth, H. Wandrei, Quinn, La Spina, Brundage Conan cover. Yet another gorgeous copy.

Gavel  $600

141. William Shakespeare, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – the only volume in Wright’s Shakespeare Library, published by Weird Tales editor Farnsworth Wright. Contains 25 illos by Virgil Finlay. This scarce book is very difficult to find in nice condition; this is the nicest copy we’ve seen. Over the years, Bob bought a lot of Finlay art and ephemera from Finlay’s daughter, Lail. He told me that he had acquired this copy from her.

Gavel $425

142. VIRGIL FINLAY BACKED PLAYING CARDS – for the 13th Worldcon, held in Cleveland in 1955, the convention had 250 decks of playing cards printed as a souvenir. On the back was an illo by Virgil Finlay, commissioned expressly for these cards. This lot includes all 52 cards, plus 2 jokers and the original box. Although the box is open, the cards appear to be in unplayed condition.

Gavel $90

143. STRANGE ADVENTURES #7, ORIGINAL COMIC ART – this original piece of comic art was done for the story, “The Man With 100 Lives,” published in issue #7 (April 1951) of the comic Strange Adventures, published by DC comics. Writer is Manly Wade Wellman, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Ray Burnley & letters by Gary Saladino.

Gavel  $750

144. THE MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE – 10/33 – Quinn, HBJ, Hamilton, Price, Brundage cover

Gavel $50

145. THE MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE – 1/34 – REH (“The Shadow of the Vulture”), REH as Patrick Ervin (“Alleys of Darkness”), Quinn, Owen, Brundage cover

Gavel $160

146. THE MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE – 7/33 – many of Bob’s pulps were in exceptional condition, but this one is a reading copy only. The first 52 pages (pages 257-309) have cracked near the spine and are separated; the paper is brittle. Authors include REH (“The Lion of Tiberious”), CAS, Cave, Quinn, Price. Cover by St. John.

Gavel $20

147. AMERICAN FICTION SERIES #4 – very scarce U.K. anthology published by Utopian Publications in 1945. Although the covers on these all featured racy photos of women, the stories themselves are not risque. Lead story is “Lady in Danger” by Williamson (retitling of “Wizard’s Isle” from Weird Tales, 6/34). Also contains “The Curse of the House” by Bloch (from Strange Stories, 2/39) and “Spanish Vampire” by Price (WT 9/39).

Gavel $200

148. AMERICAN FICTION SERIES #5 – very scarce U.K. anthology published by Utopian Publications in 1946. Lead story is “Tiger Girl” by Hamilton (retitling of “The Six Sleepers” from Weird Tales, 10/35). Also contains “Apprentice Magician” by Price (WT 8/39).

Gavel $300

149. AMERICAN FICTION SERIES #8 – very scarce U.K. anthology published by Utopian Publications in 1946. Lead story is “Youth Madness” by Stanton Coblentz (retitling of “The Planet of Youth” from Wonder Stories, 10/32. Also contains “The Secret of Sebek” by Bloch (Weird Tales 11/37).

Gavel $200

150. AMERICAN FICTION SERIES #10 – very scarce U.K. anthology published by Utopian Publications in 1946. Lead story is “Strange Offspring” by Raymond A. Palmer. Also contains “The Malignant Entity” by Kline (Weird Tales 5-6-7/24).

Didn’t meet reserve

151. H.P. LOVECRAFT SIGNED POSTCARD TO ALFRED GALPIN, JR. – postmarked October 8, 1922. As was customary with his correspondence with his friend Galpin, HPL referred to himself as “grandpa” and signed himself with made up names, often Theobaldus. HPL’s “Polaris” first appeared in the December 1920 issue of Galpin’s amateur press periodical, “The Philosopher.” A few months prior to the date of this postcard, during late July or early August 1922, Galpin introduced HPL to the fiction of Clark Ashton Smith, giving him a copy of Smith’s “The Star-Treader and Other Poems.” In the 1930’s, Galpin attended the Sorbonne in Paris and became a classical music composer. In 1937, following HPL’s passing, Galpin wrote a piano solo, “Lament for H.P.L.”, the score of which was included in Arkham House’s HPL book, “Marginalia.” According to “An H.P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia” by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz, most of HPL’s correspondence to Galpin has either been lost or destroyed.

$475

152. H.P. LOVECRAFT “FUNGI FROM YUGGOTH SONNET XXXIV – RECAPTURE” – handwritten version of this verse primarily written out in Robert Barlow’s hand. HPL scholar S.T. Joshi has confirmed that the note in upper right – “insert as XXXIV before Evening Star” – is in HPL’s hand. Per Joshi, “That note is important, for it constitutes the first time that Lovecraft placed the poem “Recapture” in the FUNGI FROM YUGGOTH cycle.” Bob acquired this from the Derleth estate; Derleth acquired it from Barlow’s estate.

Gavel $375

153. AUGUST DERLETH postcard – promoting “It’s a Boy’s World” (Stanton & Lee, 1948) which contained 51 poems by Derleth. Bob acquired this from Derleth’s estate.

Gavel  $25

154. AUGUST DERLETH: TWENTY YEARS OF WRITING, 1926-1946 – scarce promotional booklet published by Arkham House in 1946 to commemorate Derleth’s 20th anniversary as a published author. Bob acquired this from Derleth’s estate.

Gavel $220

155. AUGUST DERLETH promotional window display card – window card put out in 1948 by the Milwaukee Sentinel to promote Derleth’s weekly column, “History Passed this Way.” Bob acquired this from Derleth’s estate.

Gavel $20

156. FANTASY PRESS BOOKS CATALOG 1950-1951 – this promotional catalog is scarce in and of itself, but what makes this copy even more unusual is that it still contains the three color inserts, printed separately, for (1) “Masters of Time” by A.E. van Vogt, (2) “Genus Homo” by de Camp & Miller, & (3) “The Bridge of Light” by A. Hyatt Verrill. Some titles inside the catalog are underlined in red by a previous owner.

Gavel $60

157. WEIRD TALES – 5/39 – Possible FW Copy? – REH (“Almuric” 1/3), HPL verse, Bloch, Quinn, Kuttner

Gavel $110

158. WEIRD TALES – 7/39 – Possible FW Copy? – REH (“Almuric” 2/3 + verse), HPL (“Celephais” + reprint of “Imprisoned with the Pharaohs” + verse), CAS, Quinn, Cave, Finlay cover

Gavel $140

159. WEIRD TALES – 8/39 – REH (“Almuric” 3/3), Bloch, Wellman, Price, Long, Starrett, Poe, Finlay cover

Gavel $120

160. WEIRD TALES – 3/40 – Possible FW Copy? – HPL verse, Derleth, Wellman, Quinn, Bok cover. Artist Hannes Bok was another favorite of Bob’s. This was Farnsworth Wright’s final issue as editor of Weird Tales.

Gavel $150

161. UNCANNY TALES – 9/41 – Kelley (“I Found Cleopatra” 3/3, reprinted from Weird Tales)

Gavel $80

162. UNCANNY TALES – 10/41

Gavel $45

163. UNCANNY TALES – 12/41

Gavel $65

164. UNCANNY TALES – 1/42 – Wollheim

Gavel $65

165. AMAZING DETECTIVE TALES – 6/30, first issue under this title, retitled from Scientific Detective Monthly – Keller, Farley, Meek, Reeve (Craig Kennedy story)

Gavel $160

166. AMAZING DETECTIVE TALES – 7/30 – Reeve (Craig Kennedy story), back cover & last page mostly detached

Gavel $110

167. AMAZING DETECTIVE TALES – 8/30 – Farley, Reeve (Craig Kennedy story)

Gavel $150

168. AMAZING DETECTIVE TALES – 9/30 – Keller, Reeve (Craig Kennedy story)

Gavel $140

169. AMAZING DETECTIVE TALES – 10/30 – CAS, Kline, Neil R. Jones, Reeve (Craig Kennedy story), final issue

Gavel $130

170. STIRRING ADVENTURES – 7/41, v1#1 – first issue of this rare bedsheet adventure pulp, that only ran for two issues. Authors include Bellem & Burks. Has some interior illustrations by Parkhurst, who’s best known for his spicy pulp illustrations.

Gavel $180

171. READING & COLLECTING – 8/37 – articles by Derleth (on HPL), Keller, Christopher Morley. Article on contemporary detective fiction. Published and edited by Ben Abramson, publisher of the Baker Street Journal. Bob acquired this from the estate of August Derleth.

Gavel $40

172. L. Ron Hubbard, TYPEWRITER IN THE SKY – rare U.K. paperback in the Fantasy Books series, published as Cherry Tree Book No. 409 in 1953. Also includes “Fear.”

Gavel $60

173. L. Ron Hubbard, THE KINGSLAYER promo item – rare promotional piece published by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc., to advertise their new book, published in 1949.

Gavel $20

174. Walter Gibson as Maxwell Grant, THE SHADOW AND THE VOICE OF MURDER – rare Bantam paperback, published in 1940, as LA Bantam 21. First pb edition.

Gavel $300

175. POEM FOR THE WEDDING OF SANDRA EVELYN WINTERS & AUGUST DERLETH, 6 APRIL MCMLIII, BY RAYMOND E. F. LARSON – Larson co-edited “Poetry Out of Wisconsin” with Derleth in 1937. This is a pamphlet from Derleth’s wedding, containing the named poem and one other, “Stanzas on a Phrase of August Derleth.” Bob acquired this from the estate of August Derleth.

Gavel $10

176. THE FRIENDS OF THE BAKER STREET IRREGULARS AND AFFILIATED SCION SOCIETIES MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE – issued to Derleth dated July 31, 1948, signed by Ben Abramson & Edgar W. Smith. Abramson was the initial publisher of the Baker Street Journal & Smith was the editor. Bob acquired this from the estate of August Derleth.

Gavel $55

177. WEIRD TALES – 5/29 – Quinn, D. Wandrei, Price, Hamilton, trimmed

Gavel $100

178. WEIRD TALES – 6/29 – REH (Solomon Kane – “Rattle of Bones”), Derleth, Quinn, Owen, Hamilton, trimmed

Gavel $120

179. WEIRD TALES – 10/27 – HPL (“Pickman’s Model”), REH verse, Dyalhis, Kline, Quinn, Hamilton, Price, D. Wandrei

Gavel $80

180. WEIRD TALES – 4-5/31 – REH (“The Children of the Night”), HPL verse, CAS, Hamilton

Gavel $500

181. UNCANNY TALES – 2/42 – Moskowitz, Wollheim

Gavel $425

182. UNCANNY TALES – 3/42

Gavel $200

183. UNCANNY TALES – 4/42 – Coblentz, Bok illos

Gavel $350

184. UNCANNY TALES – 5/42 – Coblentz, Wollheim, Bok illos

Gavel $80

185. SCIENCE FICTION + – 3/53, v1#1 – Farmer, Gernsback, Schomburg cover

Gavel  $40

186. SCIENCE FICTION + – 2 issues – 4/53 (Long, Simak, Gernsback, Schomburg cover) & 5/53 (Bloch, Bates, Paul cover)

Gavel  $40

187. SCIENCE FICTION + – 2 issues – 6/53 (Leinster, Long, Schomburg cover) & 8/53 (Simak, Paul cover)

Gavel  $40

188. SCIENCE FICTION + – 2 issues – 10/53 (Farmer, Williamson, Russell, McCaffrey, Paul cover) & 12/53 (Leinster, Russell, Bates, Robinson, Paul cover)

Gavel  $40

189. THRILLING STORIES – rare U.K. SF booklet published by Utopian Publications in 1946. Contains “Master of the Genes” by Hamilton (Wonder Stories 1/35) & “Cat’s Eye” by Harl Vincent (Amazing Stories 4/34).

Gavel $90

190. EDMOND HAMILTON CORRESPONDENCE FILE WITH JOSEPH KANKOWSKI, SEVERAL ITEMS SIGNED BY HAMILTON – this lot contains 7 items: (1) a spiral ring binder with (a) 17 page checklist of Hamilton works, (b) a 3 page letter dated 6/1/75 from Kankowski to Hamilton & (c) a 2 page handwritten letter dated 6/9/75 from Hamilton replying; the binder is also inscribed on inside FC by Hamilton to Kankowski dated 6/9/75; (2) 6/6/75 letter from Hamilton to Kankowski, with envelope, (3) 9/15/75 letter from Hamilton to Kankowski, with envelope, (4) 9/29/75 letter from Hamilton to Kankowski, with envelope, (5) 6/9/75 carbon of letter from Kankowski to Hamilton, (6) 9/17/75 carbon of letter from Kankowski to Hamilton, & (7) undated, unfinished carbon of letter from Kankowski to Hamilton. Note that Kankowski had a few letters published in the pulps between 1930 & 1950, which would have qualified him for First Fandom. I remember discussing this item with Bob once, when I was looking through ephemera with him at his house, and I think he told me that he got this material directly from Kankowski.

Gavel $175

191. EXCITEMENT – 12/30 – Whitfield, trimmed

Gavel $350

192. EXCITEMENT – 1/31 – Whitfield, Dunn, Holt, trimmed

Gavel $200

193. EXCITEMENT – 2/31 – trimmed

Gavel $160

194. FANTASTIC NOVELS – 2 issues – 5/49 (Leinster, Rousseau, Brand) & 7/49 (Garret Smith)

Gavel $20

195. FANTASTIC NOVELS – 2 issues – 9/49 (Merritt) & 11/49 (Stilson, Stevens)

Gavel $25

196. FANTASTIC NOVELS – 2 issues – 1/50 (England) & 3/50 (Cummings, Brand, Saunders cover)

Gavel $25

197. WEIRD TALES – 2/37 – Possible FW Copy? – REH (“Dig Me No Grave”), CAS verse, Derleth, Quinn, Kuttner, Owen, Stoker. This also features Virgil Finlay’s first cover for Weird Tales. Bob bought the original Finlay cover in 1996 from Seabury Quinn’s son.

Gavel $100

 

198. WEIRD TALES – 1/38 – Possible FW Copy? – HPL verse, Wellman (as Fields), Quinn, Quick, Hamilton, Keller

Gavel $250

199. WEIRD TALES – 2/38 – HPL (“From Beyond”), REH verse, Quinn, Kuttner, Wellman (as Fields), Finlay cover

Gavel $70

200. WEIRD TALES – 11/42 – HPL (“Herbert West: Reanimator” part 4), Bradbury, Bloch, Leiber, Owen, Keller, Bok

Gavel $10

201. ERRATA SHEET FOR “THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH” BY H.P. LOVECRAFT – “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” was published by Visionary Publishing Co. in 1936. This errata sheet was issued shortly after publication, and contains handwritten corrections by HPL. Bob acquired this from Derleth’s estate. I don’t know if Derleth got this from Barlow, but based on the other material in Bob’s collection that this was stored with, I believe it was part of the Barlow estate material that Bob acquired from Derleth’s estate.

Gavel $1,500

202. UNCANNY TALES – 7/42 – Coblentz

Gavel  $400

203. UNCANNY TALES – 9/42 – Coblentz

Gavel $60

204. UNCANNY TALES – 12/42 – Wollheim, Bok illos

Gavel $110

205. UNCANNY TALES – 9-10/43, final issue – REH verse (“Always Comes Evening”)

Gavel $120

206. John “Ted” Carnell, ed., “JINN AND JITTERS” – rare U.K. horror anthology published in 1946 by Pendulum Publications Limited. The only volume in the Pendulum “Popular” Fantasy Series.

Gavel $80

207. Frank Edward Arnold, “WINGS ACROSS TIME” – rare U.K. SF anthology published in 1946 by Pendulum Publications Limited. The first of two volumes in the Pendulum Popular Spacetime Series. Of the 4 stories contained in the book, 3 were reprints from U.S. pulps.

Gavel $35

208. R.H. Romans, “THE MOON CONQUERORS” – very scarce U.K. anthology published by Gerald G. Swan Ltd. in 1943. Collects 6 stories (most if not all reprinted from U.S. pulps); authors include Binder, Gallun & Vincent.

Gavel $275

209. Arthur J. Burks, “THE GREAT MIRROR” – very scarce U.K. paperback published by Gerald G. Swan Ltd. around 1952. The story is reprinted from Science Fiction Quarterly, Summer 1942.

Gavel $30

210. SCIENCE FICTION QUARTERLY – 2 issues – Summer 1942 (#7, Burks, Bok) & Fall 1942 (#8, Cummings, Bok cover)

Gavel $50

211. SCIENCE FICTION QUARTERLY – 2 issues – Winter 1942 (#9, Burks, Keller, Bok illos) & Spring 1943 (#10, Cummings)

Gavel  $40

212. OUT OF THIS WORLD ADVENTURES – 7/50, v1#1 – Cummings, Van Vogt. As was the case with a few pulps at this time, this contains a comic section, which includes “Lunar Station”, with art by Joe Kubert, and “Crom the Barbarian”, written by Gardner Fox.

Gavel $35

213. OUT OF THIS WORLD ADVENTURES – 12/50, v1#2, final issue – Bama cover. Contains a comic section, which includes “Kenton of the Star Patrol”, with art by Joe Kubert, and a “Crom the Barbarian” story, written by Gardner Fox.

Gavel $50

214. 10 STORY FANTASY – Spring 1941, v1#1, only issue – Clarke, Derleth, Leiber, Van Vogt, de Camp, Bama cover

Gavel $45

215. COVER PROOF FOR FUTURE FICTION 4/41 – Paul art

Gavel $20

216. COVER PROOF FOR FUTURE COMBINED WITH SCIENCE FICTION 4/42 – Bok art

Gavel $40

217. WEIRD TALES – 1/45 – Bradbury, Derleth, Wellman, Quinn, Hamilton

Gavel $15

218. WEIRD TALES – 1/47 – HPL verse, Bradbury, Hodgson, Hamilton. One of the more famous later covers, by A.R. Tilburne.

Gavel $20

219. WEIRD TALES – the final 4 pulp format issues – 1/53 (Matheson, Derleth, Munn, Freas cover), 3/53 (CAS verse, de Camp & Pratt, Finlay cover), 5/53 (CAS, Derleth, D. Wandrei) & 7/53 (Matheson, Derleth, Dyalhis, Quick)

Gavel $100

220. WEIRD TALES – complete set of the 7 digest issues – 9/53 (CAS, Derleth, Wellman), 11/53 (REH – “The Black Stone”, Derleth, Brundage reprint cover), 1/54, 3/54 (Burks), 5/54 (Derleth), 7/54 (HPL & Derleth – “The Survivor”) & 9/54 (REH – “The Dark Man”, Kuttner, Finlay reprint cover)

Gavel $170

221. EERIE TALES – 7/41, v1#1 – the only issue of this scarce Canadian fantasy pulp

Gavel $225

222. THE WEIRD STORY MAGAZINE – 8/40 – the only issue of this scarce U.K. fantasy/horror pulp published by Gerald G. Swan, Ltd.

Gavel $375

223. DAW BOOKS ORIGINAL ART – this is an original interior illustration by Karel Thole for “The Return of the Time Machine” by Egon Friedell (DAW Books, 1972). Matted.

Gavel $50

224. FANTASTIC NOVELS – 2 issues – 5/50 (Saunders cover) & 7/50 (Moore & Kuttner)

Gavel $10

225. FANTASTIC NOVELS – 2 issues – 9/50 (Stilson, Stevens, Wollheim, Saunders cover) & 11/50

Gavel $10

226. FANTASTIC NOVELS – 3 issues – 1/51(HPL – “The Cats of Ulthar”, Zagat), 4/51 & 6/51 (Cummings, Kline)

Gavel $10

227. ARGOSY ALL-STORY WEEKLY – 5 issues with complete Ray Cummings serial, “The Fire People” – 10/21/22 (HBJ), 10/28/22, 11/4/22, 11/11/22 (bc detached) & 11/18/22 (Worts 1/4, fc detached)

Gavel $40

228. DAISY BACON SIGNED LETTER – letter from Bacon to author Larry Sternig, dated 12/20/45, re: Sternig’s story, “Day of the Ogre.” She like it for Detective Story Magazine, but wanted some edits. Presumably he made the changes, as the story appeared in the 6/46 issue.

Gavel $70

229. MARY ELIZABETH COUNSELMAN CHRISTMAS PAMPHLET – handmade Christmas pamphlet put together by Weird Tales author Mary Elizabeth Counselman in an edition of 9 unique copies in 1982.  Inside of it is one of nine chapters cut out from the book, “Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Adventurer.”  In a three page typed intro, Counselman discusses Lupin and Holmes, and says that she’s sending the nine chapters of the book this way to nine friends and family members, and that to read the whole thing, they’ll have to get in touch to swap chapters around.  Maybe it sounded like a good idea to her, but I doubt it worked in practice – however, it does have elements of her famous tale, “Three Marked Pennies” (Weird Tales, 8/34, and reprinted in the anthology, “100 Tiny Tales of Terror,” co-edited by Bob), where pennies are circulated and traded, although presumably none of these nine pamphlets meant death to the recipient.  It’s signed by her, and also has a list she put together of her books and some other miscellaneous content, including a handwritten page that precedes the story.  Definitely the sort of unique item that Bob found fascinating!

Gavel $100

 

230. HORROR WRITER’S ASSOCIATION MATERIALS – Bob was a member, and past president, of the Horror Writer’s Association. This lot includes: (1) HWA Handbook & Directory, Summer 1987, with intro by Brian Lumley, (2) HWA binder containing several newsletters, market reports & other material, (3) folder re: 1993 HWA Annual Business Meeting & Bram Stoker Awards Ceremony, (4) 1989 HWA Membership Directory, (5) 9 newsletters from 1990-1992, (6) 11 newsletters from 2001-2003, (7) 14 issues of “Afraid – The Newsletter of the Horror Professional” 1989-1993, (8) 3 “Horror & Dark Fantasy Market Reports”, & (9) one “Live Wires” newsletter supplement.

$25

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