Spells and Philtres

An exceedingly nice copy of Clark Ashton Smith’s book published by Arkham House. A couple of minor corner bumps and a small tear in dj in an otherwise beautiful edition. Coming up for auction at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention Saturday auction of the Glenn Lord Estate.

John Carter of Mars

The second novel featuring the greatest swordsman on two planets, John Carter, and the incomparable Dejah Thoris, “The Gods of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs, originally appeared as a five part serial in the pulp, The All-Story, in the January 1913 through May 1913 issues. These issues of The All-Story are incredibly difficult to find, particularly in nice condition.

Two of them, however, will be in the Saturday evening auction at the upcoming 2019 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 12-14, 2019 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center). The auction will be held on the evening of Saturday, April 13, 2019. Roughly the first half of that auction will feature material from the estate of Glenn Lord, which will then be followed by some great material from a few other collections.

This copy of the April 1913 issue, containing part four of the ERB serial and sporting another fine cover by Clinton Pettee, is from one of those. The issue also features a short story by Edwin Baird, who later would become the first editor of Weird Tales. The May 1913 issue, containing the fifth and final installment of the ERB serial, will also be in the auction.

Slaves of Sumuru

Written by Sax Rohmer, this is a first edition Herbert Jenkins edition with a nice DJ. Book has some shelf dust soiling, but overall a very nice copy. Coming up on Saturday’s part one Auction as part of the Glenn Lord Estate. April 13th, 2019.

World fantasy award

World Fantasy Convention gave Glenn Lord in 1978 his Outstanding Achievement award, and it could be yours once you are the high bidder at this years Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention auction. The auction will be taking place as part one of the Saturday Night event.

Black Circle award

Glenn Lord received this Black Circle Award in 2004, commemorating his work as the literary executor of the Howard Estate. Part of his work was to create Conan Properties Inc., which trademarked the character of Conan. This handsome…extremely heavy granite award will be part of the Glenn Lord Auction on Saturday at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, April 12-14th. The auction will be in the first part of Saturday Night auction.

It’s all-story time!

The May 1911 issue of The All-Story sports another great Clinton Pettee cover, 17 months prior to his iconic cover for the October 1912 issue of The All-Story Magazine, illustrating Edgar Rice
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ first published story, “Under the Moons of Mars” (later titled “A Princess of Mars”), originally appeared as a six part serial in the pulp, The All-Story, in the February 1912 through July 1912 issues. These issues of The All-Story are incredibly difficult to find, particularly in nice condition.

One of them, however, will be in the Saturday evening auction at the upcoming 2019 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 12-14, 2019 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center). The auction will be held on the evening of Saturday, April 13, 2019. Roughly the first half of that auction will feature material from the estate of Glenn Lord, which will then be followed by some great material from a few other collections.

This copy of the April 1912 issue, containing part three of the ERB serial and sporting another fine cover by Clinton Pettee, is from one of those. The issue also features an installment of a novel by Edwin Baird, who later would become the first editor of Weird Tales.

All-story anyone?

The May 1911 issue of The All-Story sports another great Clinton Pettee cover, 17 months prior to his iconic cover for the October 1912 issue of The All-Story Magazine, illustrating Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Tarzan of the Apes.” This one is for “Fear” by Stephen Chalmers.

This copy is just one of the several nice issues of The All-Story (under various title variants, and several of which contain ERB) that will be in the Saturday evening auction at the upcoming 2019 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 12-14, 2019 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center). The auction will be held on the evening of Saturday, April 13, 2019. Roughly the first half of that auction will feature material from the estate of Glenn Lord, which will then be followed by some great material from a few other collections. This is from one of those.

All-Story in auction

Clinton Pettee is best known for his iconic cover for the October 1912 issue of The All-Story Magazine, illustrating Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Tarzan of the Apes,” but Pettee provided several fine covers to The All-Story. Here’s one of them, from 13 months earlier — the cover to the September 1911 issue. Among other stories, the issue contains Talbot Mundy’s “Cornelia’s Gentleman,” and an installment of a serial by George Allan England.

This copy is just one of the several nice issues of The All-Story (under various title variants, including some issues with ERB) that will be in the Saturday evening auction at the upcoming 2019 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 12-14, 2019 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center). The auction will be held on the evening of Saturday, April 13, 2019. Roughly the first half of that auction will feature material from the estate of Glenn Lord, which will then be followed by some great material from a few other collections. This is from one of those.

A little fight?

Prior to penning tales of Conan for Weird Tales, Robert E. Howard was turning out stories of sailor Steve Costigan for Fiction House’s Fight Stories, including “Champ of the Forecastle” for the November 1930 issue. This copy of that issue will be in the Glenn Lord Estate Auction taking place at the upcoming 2019 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 12-14, 2019 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center). The auction will be held on the evening of Saturday, April 13, 2019.

going private!

Several very nice issues of Private Detective Stories from the 1930’s will be in the Glenn Lord Estate Auction taking place at the upcoming 2019 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 12-14, 2019 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center). The auction will be held on the evening of Saturday, April 13, 2019.
Here’s one of the copies that will be auctioned — the issue dated January 1938, with cover by Harry Parkhurst.

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