Auction

We plan on bringing another great Friday Night auction at our convention in 2022. Details and items to be listed in the future.

2021 show is now over and we had possibly the best Friday Night Auction ever.

Below you’ll find the results for the estate auctions, beginning with Friday Night and concluding with Saturday Night. The amounts below doesn’t reflect the 10% Buyers Premium added.

FRIDAY NIGHT RESULTS

LOT # ITEM(S) AMT
1 UNCANNY STORIES – 4/41, v1n1 – the only issue of this SF/weird menace pulp. Cummings 340.00
2 MARVEL SCIENCE STORIES – 2 issues – 8/38 (v1n1; Kuttner, Burks) & 11/38 (v1n2; Kuttner, Williamson, Burks, Keller) 420.00
3 MARVEL SCIENCE STORIES – 2 issues – 2/39 (Williamson) & 4-5/39 (Saunders cover) 260.00
4 MARVEL STORIES – 2 issues – 8/39 & 11/40 (Cummings) 600.00
5 THE POPULAR MAGAZINE – 3 issues – these issues contain the first 3 (of 4) installments of the lost world story, “Morgo the Mighty” (billed as “A Super-Tale of a Bat Man World”) which is featured on each cover by Howard Brown. 1930: 2nd August (some pieces of cover replaced with color copy), 1st September & 2nd September. Other authors include Major Malcolm Wheeler Nicholson (complete 2 part serial & short story) 640.00
6 TOP NOTCH – 7/35 – REH – “The Blood of the Gods” (El Borak), Wirt, Ryerson Johnson, Burks 210.00
7 TOP NOTCH – 2 issues – both have lost world tales – 2/34 & 4/34 (Schachner, Burks, Lovell cover) 360.00
8 UNKNOWN WORLDS – 2 issues – 12/42 (Bok, Long) & 2/43 (Kuttner, Brown, van Vogt) 70.00
9 UNKNOWN WORLDS – 2 issues – 4/43 (Leiber, Kuttner) & 6/43 (Boucher, Wellman) 70.00
10 UNKNOWN WORLDS – 2 issues – 8/43 (Williamson, Boucher) & 10/43 (van Vogt) 60.00
11 I FOUND CLEOPATRA by Thomas P. Kelly (1946) 80.00
12 THE WRITER 9/68 – features “Science Fiction We Can Buy” by John W. Campbell 45.00
13 CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO MOVIE RIGHTS RE: ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE’S “IN THE NAME OF THE KING” – nine letters (or carbons) plus Terhune envelope 50.00
14 CORRESPONDENCE FROM HULBERT BURROUGHS TO SAMUEL A. PEEPLES – 8 letters (most with envelopes) from Hulbert Burroughs (7 on ERB, Inc., stationary) to ERB fan and Hollywood producer Samuel A. Peeples between 1963 and 1968. Bob acquired these from Peeples. 50.00
15 CARDSTOCK PHOTO OF ELMO LINCOLN, SIGNED BY LINCOLN WITH INSCRIPTION, “THE ORIGINAL TARZAN” AND DATED 1950. Bob acquired this from Sam Peeples. 190.00
16 CORRESPONDENCE FROM AUGUST DERLETH TO SAMUEL A. PEEPLES – 5 letters from Derleth to Peeples between 1961 and 1963, all with Arkham House envelopes and signed by Derleth. Three are on AH letterhead while two are on Derleth’s letterhead. Bob acquired these from Peeples. 350.00
17 WEIRD TALES – 1/29 – Possible File Copy? – REH (“Skulls in the Stars”, Solomon Kane), HPL (“The Silver Key”), Quinn, Kline, Derleth, trimmed 220.00
18 WEIRD TALES – 4/29 – Possible File Copy? – HPL (“The Dunwich Horror”), REH verse, CAS verse, Derleth, Quinn, Keller, trimmed 250.00
19 WEIRD TALES – 7/30 – Possible File Copy? – REH (“Moon of Skulls” 2/2, Solomon Kane), CAS, Quinn, Hamilton, Long, trimmed [See Lot 60 for part 1 of the REH serial] 160.00
20 WEIRD TALES – 8/29 – Possible File Copy? – REH (“The Shadow Kingdom”, Kull), Derleth, Hamilton, trimmed 650.00
21 MIRACLE SCIENCE AND FANTASY STORIES – 2 issues, the complete run of this short-lived Hersey pulp – 4-5/31 (v1n1; Rousseau, Burks; nbc, poor-fair) & 6-7/31 (Burks). Rousseau was one of Bob’s favorite authors. 90.00
22 FUTURISTIC STORIES – 2 issues, the complete run of this rare British SF pulp – 10/46 (#1) & 12/46 (#2) 100.00
23 STRANGE ADVENTURES – 2 issues, the complete run of this rare British SF pulp – 9/46 (#1) & 2/47 (#2) 50.00
24 SCIENCE FICTION DIGEST – 9/32 (v1n1) – the first issue of this early, important SF fanzine. Mort Weisinger, Julius Schwartz & Raymond Palmer were among the editors. 380.00
25 FANTASY MAGAZINE – 9/36, Fourth Anniversary Issue – another important early SF fanzine. Williamson, Hamilton, Wells, England, REH memoriam 20.00
26 COSMOS – COSMOS was a round-robin story, written by 17 authors in 17 installments, that ran as a separate part of Science Fiction Digest and, later, its successor, Fantasy Magazine, between July 1933 and January 1935. When the serial was complete, a wraparound cover, featuring very early art by Hannes Bok was also printed so that collectors could put all of the installments inside the cover. This lot contains 8 of the installments (#s 9 & 11-17) plus the cover. Authors present here include A. Merritt, E.E. “Doc” Smith & Hamilton. Chapter 9 has chipping and wear where the paper was folded along the left side, but the other installments are in nice condition (though printed on a fragile paper and tanned). 2200.00
27 AUTOGRAPH PAMPHLET FOR THE FIRST NATIONAL SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION – this was published by Forry Ackerman; the four pages inside (1 sheet of paper folded in half) are blank, and were to be used to collect autographs at the con. The con was held in Newark, NJ on May 29, 1938, and was used to test the viability of what became the first Worldcon, held in 1939. 160.00
28 THE READER AND COLLECTOR – June 1944 (v3n3) – published by H.C. Koenig, this was an important fan publication in William Hope Hodgson studies. In addition to material by others, includes HPL’s “The Weird Work of William Hope Hodgson”, CAS’ “In Appreciation of William Hope Hodgson”, Derleth’s “William Hope Hodgson”, Ellery Queen’s “William Hope Hodgson and the Detective Story”, & Leiber’s “William Hope Hodgson, Writer of Supernatural Horror”. Also includes some Hodgson verse. 60.00
29 UNKNOWN WORLDS – 2 issues – 4/42 (LRH, Boucher) & 6/42 (Bond, Long, Boucher) 70.00
30 UNKNOWN WORLDS – 2 issues – 8/42 (Leiber, van Vogt, Long) & 10/42 (Kuttner, Brown) 50.00
31 THRILLS INCORPORATED – 3 issues – rare Australian SF magazine – #13 (6/51), #14 (8/51) & #15 (9/51) 90.00
32 THRILLS INCORPORATED – 3 issues – rare Australian SF magazine – #16 (10/51), #19 (2/52) & #23 (6/52; final issue) 60.00
33 FIVE U.K. PINNACLE EDITION PAPERBACKS OF JOHN CARTER OF MARS BOOKS BY EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS – “The Warlord of Mars”, “The Gods of Mars”, “A Fighting Man of Mars”, “The Chessmen of Mars” & “Master Mind of Mars” 101.00
34 FIVE U.K. PINNACLE EDITION PAPERBACKS OF TARZAN BOOKS BY EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS – “Tarzan and the Lost Empire,” “Tarzan the Invincible”, “Tarzan and the Foreign Legion,” “Tarzan Lord of the Jungle” & “Jungle Tales of Tarzan” 101.00
35 RARE ARMED SERVICES EDITION OF “THE RETURN OF TARZAN” BY EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS 102.00
36 “TARZAN IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY” BY EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS – the rare L.A. Bantam edition (#23 in series) from 1941 with the painted cover. The first mass market Tarzan paperback. 310.00
37 WEIRD TALES – 6-7/31 – Possible File Copy? – HPL (“The Outsider”), Kline (“Tam, Son of the Tiger” 1/6), CAS, Keller, Long; trimmed at bottom 420.00
38 WEIRD TALES – 8/31 – Possible File Copy? – HPL (“The Whisperer in Darkness”), Kline (2/6), Derleth, Hamilton, CAS, Farley; trimmed at top and bottom 480.00
39 WEIRD TALES – 9/31 – Possible File Copy? – REH (“The Footfalls Within”, Kane), Kline (3/6), CAS, Quinn, Derleth, Ernst; trimmed at top and bottom 300.00
40 WEIRD TALES – 10/31 – Possible File Copy? – REH (“The Gods of Bal-Sagoth”), HPL (“The Strange High House in the Mist”), CAS, Kline (4/6), Derleth, Hamilton; trimmed at top and bottom 270.00
41 T.T. FLYNN SIGNED CHECK – this was issued by The Frank A. Munsey Company pulp chain on April 29, 1926, in the amount of $60, as payment for “A Deal in Bonds” (Flynn’s Weekly). Endorsed by Flynn on the back. 60.00
42 NORVELL PAGE & ARTHUR J. BURKS SIGNED CHECK – this was issued by the Popular Publications, Inc. pulp chain on April 14, 1938, in the amount of $248, as payment for “Gun Song at Twilight” (Ace G-Man) and an additional payment on “All Cops are Heroes” (Detective Tales). Endorsed by Spider author Page, as well as fellow pulp scribe Arthur J. Burks, on the back. 110.00
43 FANTASY – 1938 (#1) – first issue of this short-lived U.K. SF pulp 200.00
44 FANTASY – 1939 (#2) 260.00
45 FANTASY – 1939 (#3) – final issue of this U.K. SF pulp 50.00
46 SCIENTIFIC THRILLER SERIES – 2 issues of this very rare Australian SF series – “Satan’s Sabbath” by Paul Valdez (9/51) & “Feline Frame-Up” by Paul Valdez (5/52) 210.00
47 SCIENTIFIC THRILLER SERIES – 2 issues of this very rare Australian SF series – “Jaws of Doom” by Boris Ludwig (12/48) & “Atomic Death” by Hans Karlson (11/48) 140.00
48 BUCK ROGERS SPACE RANGER KIT – complete from 1962, in original envelope. Six uncut sheets plus card with string and small piece of gummed paper. 130.00
49 BUCK ROGERS ORIGINAL STRIP ART – from 12/5/82; part of the “Space Convicts” story which ran from 11/14/82-1/11/83. Artist Jack Sparling; Writer Cary Bates. 110.00
50 AMAZING STORIES ANNUAL – 1927 – the only issue – ERB (“Master Mind of Mars”), Merritt 825.00
51 SCIENCE AND INVENTION – 2 issues – 7/27 & 8/27 – Ray Cummings was one of Bob’s favorite authors. One of Cummings’ series was “Tales from the Scientific Club,” which ran for 22 stories that appeared in various magazines. The most well-known of these stories was “The Girl in the Golden Atom”. Two of the stories appeared in these two issues of Gernsback’s Science and Invention. Also has illos by Paul. 40.00
52 SCIENCE AND INVENTION – 9 issues – 9/26-5/27 – these nine issues feature the first appearance of the complete serial, “Into the Fourth Dimension,” by Cummings. Also has many illos by Paul. Bob liked this one so much he reprinted it in 1981. 100.00
53 “EVOLUTION OF MODERN SCIENCE FICTION BY HUGO GERNSBACK – rare pamphlet from 1952 written and published by Gernsback, with cover by Paul. 70.00
54 SCIENCE WONDER QUARTERLY – Fall 1929 (v1n1) – Hamilton 40.00
55 SCIENCE WONDER QUARTERLY – Winter 1930 – features one of Paul’s most famous covers, the original of which sold at auction last year for $87,500, a record for a Paul painting. 160.00
56 SCIENCE WONDER QUARTERLY – Spring 1930 – Long, Pratt; final issue before changing to Wonder Stories Quarterly 50.00
57 WEIRD TALES – 1/24 – HPL (“The Picture in the House), Quinn, Owen, Poe 875.00
58 WEIRD TALES – 11/23 – HPL (“The Invisible Monster [later titled “The Horror at Martin’s Beach”] co-written with his future wife, Sonia H. Greene), Quinn 4000.00
59 WEIRD TALES – 12/24 – Long; 2 small pieces of cover replaced by color copy 400.00
60 WEIRD TALES – Possible File Copy? – 6/30 – REH (“The Moon of Skulls” 1/2, Solomon Kane), HPL (“The Rats in the Walls”), CAS, Derleth, Quinn, Ernst, trimmed [See Lot 19 for part 2 of the REH serial] 370.00
61 THRILLS INCORPORATED – 2 issues – rare Australian SF magazine – #10 (1/51) & #11 (4/51) 230.00
62 THRILLS INCORPORATED – 2 issues – rare Australian SF magazine – #8 (10/50) & #9 (11/50) 210.00
63 EERIE #2 – second issue of this horror comic published by Avon, dated 8-9/51. Covers are split at the spine and detached. Great Wally Wood art. 120.00
64 EERIE #5 – horror comic published by Avon in 1952. Covers are split at the spine and detached. 110.00
65 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #15 –horror comic published by Marvel under its Atlas imprint, dated 4/54. 230.00
66 ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE – 10/30 – Cummings, Rousseau 170.00
67 ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE – 11/30 – Cummings, Rousseau 180.00
68 ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE – 12/30 – and no, Wesso’s cover isn’t for “Planet of the Apes,” but for “The Ape-Men of Xlotli” 130.00
69 UNKNOWN – 4/41 (Heinlein) & UNKNOWN WORLDS – 2/42 (LRH, Bloch, Leiber, Kuttner, Brown, Long) 70.00
70 UNKNOWN – 2 issues – 6/41 (Leiber, Bond) & 8/41 (LRH, Kuttner, Bond, Brown) 60.00
71 ASTONISHING STORIES – 3 issues – 6/40, 11/41 (LRH, Brackett, Cummings) & 2/43 (Bloch, Brackett, Kuttner) 120.00
72 “THARKOL LORD OF THE UNKNOWN” BY EDMOND HAMILTON – rare U.K. book published in 1950, distributed by World Distributors Manchester Ltd. in collaboration with Sydney Pemberton, Publisher, as part of the World Fantasy Classics series. First book appearance of this story, which originally appeared in Startling Stories, 5/39, where it ran as “The Prisoner of Mars.” 225.00
73 “THE WHISPERING GORILLA” BY DAVID V. REED (PSEUDONYM OF DAVID VERN) – very rare U.K. book published in 1950, distributed by World Distributors Manchester Ltd. in collaboration with Sydney Pemberton, Publisher, as part of the World Fantasy Classics series. First book appearance of this story, which originally appeared in Fantastic Adventures, 2/43. 370.00
74 “THE LONE RANGER AND THE SECRET OF THUNDER MOUNTAIN” BY FRAN STRIKER – rare L.A. Bantam paperback (#14 in the series) published in 1940. 150.00
75 “THE CASE OF THE VANISHING GHOST” BY GENE WOLFE – Very scarce booklet published by The Pretentious Press in 1991 in an edition of 85. Signed by Wolfe, with a photo of Wolfe (as a college sophomore) tipped in. First book publication of this story which ran in his college (Texas A&M) literary magazine, “The Commentator”, 11/51. 60.00
76 FARNSWORTH WRIGHT – LETTER TO AUTHOR GREYE LA SPINA DATED APRIL 8, 1925 – Bob collected many letters from Weird Tales’ editor Farnsworth Wright over the years, including several from the estate of author Greye la Spina. She was one of the pioneering female writers of horror and fantasy for the pulps. This may be the best of the la Spina letters that Bob acquired. Dated April 8, 1925, it discusses her story, “Invaders From the Dark,” which was then in the midst of being serialized in the April, May and June 1925 issues of Weird Tales [see lots 77-79 for these issues]. As noted in the letter, fellow WT author C.M. Eddy, Jr. felt that it “should be published in book form”, which it finally was in 1960 by Arkham House. Other authors touched on in the letter include H.G. Wells and Sax Rohmer. At the end, mention is made of la Spina’s story, “The Gargoyle,” which would run in the September, October and November 1925 issues and which Wright noted, in his hand, “…is good for a cover-illustration.” Artist Andrew Brosnatch did indeed illustrate it on the cover of the September 1925 issue [see lot 77]. Due to Parkinson’s disease, Wright generally did not sign his name after 1926. Not only is this letter signed by him, but as mentioned, it also has other content in his handwriting. And in his P.S., Wright notes that the Baldwin, Indianapolis address on the letterhead is now obsolete, as the magazine has moved to a new address. 550.00
77 WEIRD TALES – 4/25 – “Deaf, Dumb and Blind” by C.M. Eddy, Jr. (with HPL), Spina (1/3), Quinn, Owen, Dyalhis 400.00
78 WEIRD TALES – 5/25 – HPL (“The Music of Erich Zann”), Spina (2/3), Quinn, Long, trimmed 1250.00
79 WEIRD TALES – 6/25 – Spina (3/3), Quinn, Long, Owen, Powers, trimmed 440.00
80 WEIRD TALES – 6/28 – Possible File Copy? – HPL (“The Lurking Fear”), Quinn, Derleth, Wellman, Hamilton, trimmed 450.00
81 DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE – proof cover for 1/51 issue + two printer’s tear sheets of other covers 30.00
82 DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE – proof cover for 3/51 issue + two printer’s tear sheets of other covers 50.00
83 “VAMPIRES OF VENUS” BY KARL MANNHEIM – rare U.K. book published in 1950, distributed by World Distributors Manchester Ltd. in collaboration with Sydney Pemberton, Publisher, as part of the World Fantasy Classics series. 50.00
84 “SHADOW OVER MARS” BY LEIGH BRACKETT – rare U.K. book published in 1951, distributed by World Distributors Manchester Ltd. in collaboration with Sydney Pemberton, Publisher, as part of the World Fantasy Classics series. Brackett’s first book. 75.00
85 STRANGE STORIES – 2/39 (v1n1) – Bloch, Kuttner, Kline, Derleth, Wellman, Farley 110.00
86 STRANGE STORIES – 4/39 – Bloch, Derleth, Kuttner, Keller, Long, Moore, Farley 250.00
87 STRANGE STORIES – 6/39 – Bloch, Wellman, Derleth, Kuttner, Keller 250.00
88 UNKNOWN – 3/39 (v1n1) – Wellman, Long. “Unknown” was another one of Bob’s favorite pulps. 150.00
89 UNKNOWN – 2 issues – 4/39 (LRH, Price) & 5/39 (LRH, Bloch). These issues contain both parts of de Camp’s “Divide and Rule!” 2/2; see lot 91 for the original manuscript for this novel. 70.00
90 UNKNOWN – 2 issues – 6/39 (Page, Dunn) & 7/39 (LRH, Long, Bradbury letter) 70.00
91 MANUSCRIPT FOR “DIVIDE AND RULE” BY L. SPRAGUE DE CAMP – This is the original manuscript by L. Sprague de Camp for his story, “Divide and Rule” (original title, “The Duke of Poughkeepsie’s Son”) which appeared in the April and May 1939 issues of Unknown. The cover page is signed by de Camp, and corrections in pencil appear throughout. And it comes in a nifty custom made clamshell. 330.00
92 “TERROR-TRAP!” BY NORMAN LAZENBY – rare Australian SF anthology published in 1949 by The Shenstone Press. On the title page, the book is entitled “The Coming of the Beetle-Men”, which is the first story. 20.00
93 “MAD DOG GILBERT” BY “PLUGGER” JENKS –Australian booklet published by Times Printing Works Ltd. as part of the Bushranger Series. So scarce I couldn’t find any info about it online. 20.00
94 “THE MUMMY WALKS” AND “CURSE OF THE MUMMY” BY BELLI LUIGI – two rare Australian horror booklets published by Transport Publishing Co. in 1950 as part of the Scientific Thriller series. 330.00
95 TALES OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY – 12/27 (v1n1) – Gibson, Owen 270.00
96 TALES OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY – 1/28 – Gibson, Owen 260.00
97 WEIRD TALES – 12/34 – REH (“A Witch Shall Be Born”, Conan), CAS, Moore, Derleth, Owen 250.00
98 WEIRD TALES – 4/33 – Possible File Copy? – REH verse, Williamson (“Golden Blood”, 1/6), CAS, Price, Kline (“Buccaneers of Venus” 6/6), Derleth, St. John cover. This was probably Bob’s favorite Weird Tales cover. He once almost put his foot through the original painting. 480.00
99 WEIRD TALES – 5/33 – REH verse, Williamson (“Golden Blood”, 2/6), CAS, Cave, Derleth, Price, St. John cover 140.00
100 WEIRD TALES – 10/33 – this features Margaret Brundage’s famous Bat Girl cover, perhaps the most famous Weird Tales cover and one of the most famous of all pulp covers. Authors include REH (“Pool of the Black One”, Conan), HPL (“The Festival”), Quinn, CAS, Williamson, Long 11000.00
101 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. 1500.00
102 “HORROR ON THE ASTEROID” BY EDMOND HAMILTON – anthology of Hamilton pulp tales published by U.K. publisher Philip Allan in 1936. Inscribed by Hamilton on front free endpaper. Also includes a letter dated 11/23/76 from Hamilton to Alex Berman, stating that he’d be happy to sign this book. With facsimile dustjacket. 500.00
103 “I, ROBOT” BY ISAAC ASIMOV – very rare paper wraps first edition published by Gnome Press in 1950. Much scarcer than the hardcover, this was presumably an Armed Services edition. 360.00
104 WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK NEW YORK 1939 – the program book for the first Worldcon, held in NYC July 2-4, 1939. Signed in 1946 at the first post-WWII Worldcon by Sam Moskowitz and William Sykora. 170.00
105 WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK CHICAGO 1940 –the program book for the second Worldcon, held in Chicago, September 1-2, 1940. 80.00
106 ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE – 1/30 (v1n1) – first issue of this classic SF pulp, still being published 90 years later as Analog. Cummings, Rousseau, Leinster; trimmed 560.00
107 ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE – 2/30 – Cave, Rousseau 150.00
108 ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE – 3/30 – Cummings 300.00
109 UNKNOWN – 2 issues – 8/39 (LRH, Leiber, Kuttner) & 9/39 (Cummings). The 8/39 issue is signed by Leiber on the table of contents. 100.00
110 UNKNOWN – 2 issues – 10/39 & 11/39 (Chandler, Page) 130.00
111 “ROAR OF THE ROCKET” BY OSCAR J. FRIEND – rare Australian booklet published by The Whitman Press in 1950 as part of their Fantasy Fiction series. The story originally appeared in Thrilling Wonder Stories, 4/40. 240.00
112 “PARASITE PLANET” BY STANLEY G. WEINBAUM – rare Australian anthology published by The Whitman Press in 1950 as part of their Fantasy Fiction series. The title story originally appeared in Astounding, 2/35. It also includes “Life-Line” by Heinlein, which originally appeared in Astounding, 8/39. 80.00
113 “THE PRINCESS OF THE ATOM” BY RAY CUMMINGS – this is the first hardcover edition, published by T.V. Boardman & Company, Ltd. in 1951. It was preceded by a paperback edition published by Avon in 1950; the story originally was serialized in Argosy All-Story Weekly in 1929. Stamped on the front free endpaper is “FILE COPY”, under which is written in pen “3rd September 1951.” 60.00
114 FREDERICK FAUST & DOROTHY FAUST SIGNED CHECKS – this is a lot of four checks (and one voided check) that were issued by The Frank A. Munsey Company pulp chain as payment for two stories by Frederick Faust, which appeared under his Max Brand pseudonym. Check dated July 11, 1917 payable to Frederick Faust is for $170 for the novelette, “The Sole Survivor” (All-Story Weekly, 9/15/17), and endorsed by him on the back. There are also three checks from September 1917 (totaling $800) payable to Dorothy Faust for the serial, “Who Am I?” by Max Brand (All-Story Weekly beginning 2/23/18) and endorsed by her on the back. The lot also includes a voided version of one of these as well. 110.00
115 JOHNSTON MCCULLEY SIGNED CHECK – this was issued by The Frank A. Munsey Company pulp chain on December 6, 1917, in the amount of $375, as payment for “The Brute-Breaker” (All-Story Weekly, 8/10/18). Endorsed by McCulley on the back. The story was filmed by Universal in 1919; based on reports at the time, McCulley was very complimentary of the adaptation. 70.00
116 FARNSWORTH WRIGHT – LETTER TO ARTIST JAMES NAPOLI DATED JUNE 18, 1935 – letter from Wright to Napoli asking Napoli to do illustrations for four stories to appear in the September 1935 issue of Weird Tales [see Lot 117] – “The Shambler From the Stars” by Bloch, “Vulthoom” by CAS, “The Man Who Chained the Lightning” by Ernst and “The Blue Woman” by John Scott Douglas. Wright discusses what the Brundage cover for “The Blue Woman” will look like. He also discusses a previous illo that Napoli had drawn for Ernst’s “Doctor Satan”. 270.00
117 WEIRD TALES – 9/35 – Possible File Copy? – CAS, Bloch, Hamilton, Ernst. See also Lot 116. 420.00
118 WEIRD TALES – 8/34 – REH (“The Devil in Iron”, Conan), Moore, CAS, Cave, Long 900.00
119 WEIRD TALES – 10/23 – features “Dagon”, HPL’s first story to appear in Weird Tales. Also stories by Quinn, Owen, Wright, Poe. 2000.00
120 WEIRD TALES – 7-8/23 – Kline, Starrett, Francis Stevens, CAS verse 1200.00
121 MANUSCRIPT FOR “THE SHERIFF OF CANYON GULCH” BY POUL ANDERSON & GORDON DICKSON – This is the original manuscript by Anderson and Dickson for their story, “The Sheriff of Canyon Gulch” (original title, “Heroes Are Made”) which appeared in the 5/51 issue of Other Worlds. This is one of the Hoka stories. The cover page notes in pencil that it was “pd 5-29-50”. Other Worlds stamp on the pages, and some corrections in pencil appear throughout. 120.00
122 STRANGE STORIES – 2 issues – 8/39 (Bloch, Kuttner, Price, Derleth, Jacobi) & 10/39 (Derleth, Wellman, Jacobi) 510.00
123 STRANGE STORIES – 2 issues – 12/39 (Bloch, Kuttner, Derleth, Wellman) & 2/40 (Derleth, Cummings) 410.00
124 STRANGE STORIES – 2 issues – 4/40 (Derleth, Wellman, Burks) & 6/40 (Bloch, Kuttner, Derleth) 300.00
125 “THE SWORDSMEN OF ROME” BY ALAN CONNELL and “THE WEIRD HOUSE” BY J.W. HEMING – two very rare Australian books published in 1945 and 1946 by the Currawong Publishing Co. as part of their Currawong Novels series. 40.00
126 “MONSTER AT LARGE” BY BY VOL MOLESWORTH and “PRELUDE FOR DEATH” BY VOL MOLESWORTH – two very rare Australian books published in 1943 and 1944 by the Currawong Publishing Co. as part of their Currawong Novels series. These seem to both be from the same series; one is subtitled “The Wizard Strikes!” and the other “Ape & Wizard!” (inside, it states that it’s “An Adventure of The Wizard”). According to The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, “Monster at Large” is a retelling of the Frankenstein story in an Australian setting! 140.00
127 ALL-AMERICAN FICTION – 3 issues – 11/37 (v1n1; Woolrich, Brand, HBJ; stamped “SAMPLE COPY”), 12/37 (Brand, HBJ, Short) & 1/38 (Leinster, Brand, Roscoe) 130.00
128 ALL-AMERICAN FICTION – 3 issues – 2/38 (Leinster, Brand, Roscoe), 3-4/38 (Woolrich, Brand, HBJ, Roscoe) & 7-8/38 (Brand, HBJ) 130.00
129 UNKNOWN – 2 issues – 12/39 (Long) & 1/40 (van Vogt, Dunn) 140.00
130 UNKNOWN – 2 issues – 2/40 (LRH, Wellman, Dunn) & 3/40 (Williamson, Dunn, Bradbury letter) 80.00
131 THRILLS INCORPORATED – 2 issues – rare Australian SF magazine – #2 (4/50) & #3 (5/50) 150.00
132 THRILLS INCORPORATED – 2 issues – rare Australian SF magazine – #4 (6/50 & #5 (7/50 140.00
133 THRILLS INCORPORATED – 2 issues – rare Australian SF magazine – #6 (8/50) & #7 (9/50) 150.00
134 SPANISH LANGUAGE EDITION OF THE SHADOW – LA SAMBRA – published in Argentina in 2/43, story is “El Tigre Solitario” (a translation of “The Lone Tiger” from 2/15/39). 10.00
135 FOUR RARE AUSTRALIAN BOOKS IN THE AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION SERIES – published by The Malian Press. The books are “There Shall Be Darkness” by C.L. Moore (1952), “The Ark of Mars” by Leigh Brackett (1954), “The Monster” by Nelson Bond (1953; a collection of 4 stories by Bond) & “Clash By Night” by Lawrence O’Donnell (1952) 80.00
136 FOUR RARE AUSTRALIAN BOOKS IN THE AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION SERIES – published by The Malian Press. The books are all by Will F. Jenkins (one under that name, 3 under his Murray Leinster pseudonym): “Conquest of the Stars” (1952), “The Unknown” (1952), “The Lonely Planet” (1953) & “The Soldado Ant” (1952; also contains “Private Eye” by Kuttner and “Mouse” by Brown) 50.00
137 WEIRD TALES – 6/33 – REH (“Black Colossus”, Conan), CAS, Williamson (“Golden Blood”, 3/6), Cave, Derleth, Jacobi, Ernst 800.00
138 WEIRD TALES – 9/33 – REH (“The Slithering Shadow”, Conan), Williamson (“Golden Blood”, 6/6), CAS, Derleth, Cave, Hamilton, Quinn, Long 600.00
139 WEIRD TALES – 9/32 – features Brundage’s first cover for Weird Tales. REH verse, CAS, Derleth, Long, Rousseau 600.00
140 WEIRD TALES – 5/38 – REH (“Pigeons from Hell”), HPL verse, Quinn, Kuttner, Williamson, Hamilton 700.00
141 ROMANCE – 2 issues – Romance was a long-running love pulp from Popular Publications. However, for issues, it changed theme and ran historical adventure fiction. These are those two issues: 8-9/37 (HBJ) & 4/40 600.00
142 LOVE BOOK MAGAZINE – 3 issues – 7/37, 9/37 (file copy) & 12/37, 210.00
143 ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE – 4/30 – Cummings, Burks 170.00
144 ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE – 5/30 – Leinster, Cummings, Rousseau 320.00
145 ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE – 6/30 – Leinster, Cummings 270.00
146 AMAZING SCIENCE STORIES – 2 issues – #1 & #2 – the complete run of the U.K. SF pulp from 1951. #2 reprints a van Vogt story. 30.00
147 “THE CANCER MACHINE” BY EANDO BINDER – scarce pamphlet published in 1940 as book #3 in the Bizarre Series. Signed by Otto Binder as Eando Binder. 130.00
148 “THE THING IN THE CELLER” BY DAVID H. KELLER – scarce pamphlet published in 1940 as book #2 in the Bizarre Series. Reprinted from Weird Tales, 3/32. Signed by Keller. 120.00
149 “MURDER IN THE CLINIC” BY EDMOND HAMILTON – AMERICAN FICTION SERIES #7 – very scarce U.K. anthology published by Utopian Publications in 1946. Contains two stories by Hamilton – “Murder in the Clinic” (Scientific Detective Monthly, 5/30) and “The Land of Unreason” (Wonder Stories, 5/33) 500.00
150 “SEA KISSED” BY ROBERT BLOCH – AMERICAN FICTION SERIES #3 – first printing of Bloch’s first book; very scarce U.K. anthology published by Utopian Publications in 1945. Collects 4 stories by Bloch: “Sea-Kissed” (with Kuttner; originally “The Black Kiss,” Weird Tales 6/37), “Lady in Wax” (originally “Waxworks”, Weird Tales, 1/39) “Beetles” (Weird Tales, 12/38) and “The Totem Pole” (Weird Tales, 8/39) 460.00
151 H.P. LOVECRAFT SIGNED POSTCARD TO ALFRED GALPIN, JR. – postmarked November 21, 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. 750.00
152 H.P. LOVECRAFT – ENVELOPE ADDRESSED TO HPL – this envelope is postmarked 1934 from Kilburn, which is outside London. In HPL’s hand is written “Please return to H.P. Lovecraft” with his address, as well as “Photographs of Drawings by Howard Wandrei.” Sadly, the photos aren’t present, but on the back are some penciled notes which appear to be about pricing various sizes of photos. Based on the other materials this was with in Bob’s collection, I believe that Bob acquired this from the Derleth estate and that Derleth acquired it from Robert Barlow’s estate. 360.00
153 “ETYMOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS” BY FRED L. PELTON – this is an 11 page manuscript, with one page cover sheet (signed by Pelton), on the Cthulhu Mythos, written in 1945 but never published. In a letter dated 7/18/71, Fred’s son, John, told Edward P. Berglund that he believed this manuscript to no longer be extant. Based on the other materials this was with in Bob’s collection, I believe that Bob acquired this from the Derleth estate and that Derleth acquired it from Robert Barlow’s estate. 270.00
154 TALES OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY – Gibson 90.00
155 TALES OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY – HPL (“Cool Air”), Gibson 2000.00
156 TALES OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY – Gibson, Owen 140.00
157 WEIRD TALES – 11/31 – REH (“The Black Stone”), CAS, Ernst, Kline (“Tam, Son of the Tiger” 5/6) [see Lots 37-40 for first 4 parts of this serial] 80.00
158 WEIRD TALES – 12/31 – REH (“The Dark Man”), Kline (6/6), Hamilton 360.00
159 WEIRD TALES – 7/33 – HPL (“The Dreams in the Witch-House”), REH (“The Man on the Ground”), CAS, Quinn, Hamilton, Williamson 800.00
160 WEIRD TALES – 8/33 – Quinn, Derleth, Williamson, Jacobi 400.00
161 NEW WORLDS – 7/46 (v1n1) – first issue of this U.K. SF pulp 120.00
162 NEW WORLDS – 2 issues – #2 (10/46) & #3 (10/47) 30.00
163 LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF NEW WORLDS SCIENCE FICTION – not dated, but based on internal evidence, dates from between 5/54 (when it went monthly) and 2/57 20.00
164 STRANGE STORIES – 2 issues – 8/40 (Kuttner, Brackett, Derleth) & 10/40 (Bloch, Kuttner, Derleth, Quinn) 420.00
165 STRANGE STORIES – 2 issues – 12/40 (Quinn) 2/41 (Derleth, Price) 260.00
166 FOUR CHERRY TREE BOOKS – 4 rare U.K. paperbacks in the Fantasy Book series from 1951 & 1952: “John Carstairs – Space Detective” by Long, “The Kid From Mars” by Oscar J. Friend, Gabriel Over the White House” by Thomas F. Tweed & “The Last Space Ship” by Leinster 40.00
167 FOUR CHERRY TREE BOOKS – 4 rare U.K. paperbacks in the Fantasy Book series from 1951 & 1952: “Flight into Space” by Wollheim, “The Sunken World” by Stanton A. Coblentz, “Ralph 124C 41+” by Gernsback & “Sinister Barrier” by Eric Frank Russell 60.00
168 UNKNOWN – 2 issues – 4/40 (LRH, Kuttner, Williamson) & 5/40 (Price, Williamson) 100.00
169 UNKNOWN – 2 issues – 6/40 (Page, Long) & 7/40 (LRH, Long) 150.00
170 UNKNOWN – 2 issues – 8/40 & 9/40 (Heinlein) 60.00
171 ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE – 7/30 – Leinster, Burks 180.00
172 ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE – 8/30 – Leinster, Hamilton, Rousseau, Burks 180.00
173 ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE – 9/30 – Cummings, Cave, Ernst, Burks 310.00
174 TOPS IN SCIENCE FICTION – Spring 1953 (v1n1) – Bradbury, Brackett, Asimov, Bond 20.00
175 SPACE STORIES – complete 5 issue run of this pulp: 10/52, 12/52 (Vance), 2/53 (Brackett), 4/53 & 6/53 90.00
176 WEIRD TALES – 3/28 – REH (“The Hyena”), Leinster, Cummings, Derleth 150.00
177 WEIRD TALES – 2/28 – this issue features one of the most famous and influential tales to ever appear in Weird Tales, Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu”. Possible File Copy? – Other authors include REH (“The Dream Snake”), Quinn, Owen, Cummings. Trimmed. 3700.00
178 WEIRD TALES – 1/27 – Possible File Copy? – REH (“The Lost Race”), HPL (“The Horror at Red Hook”), Derleth, Owen, Rousseau; trimmed 200.00
179 WEIRD TALES – 7/37 – HPL verse, CAS verse, Long (“The Hounds of Tindalos”), Bloch, Kuttner, Ernst 70.00
180 WEIRD TALES – 4/37 – Bloch, Kuttner, Derleth, Hamilton, La Spina 60.00
181 THE WEIRD CIRCLE – RCA Syndicated Program disc for this program, with ten Advance Announcements on one side, and five Openings and five Closings on the other. 20.00
182 H. BEDFORD-JONES SIGNED CHECK – this was issued by The Frank A. Munsey Company pulp chain on September 5, 1918, in the amount of $400, as payment for “Four Quarts of Rubies” (All-Story Weekly, three part serial, 6/7/19, 6/14/19 & 6/21/19). Endorsed by Bedford-Jones on the back. 30.00
183 GEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND SIGNED CHECK – this was issued by The Frank A. Munsey Company pulp chain on June 18, 1913, in the amount of $100, as payment for “The Love-Wrecker” (which apparently was retitled when published). Endorsed by England on the back. 30.00
184 ARGOSY ALL-STORY WEEKLY – 3 issues – contains 3 of the 4 parts of “The Moon Men” by ERB. Issues are 2/21/25, 3/7/25 (Brand 1/5) & 3/14/25 (Brand 2/5) 70.00
185 ARGOSY ALL-STORY WEEKLY – 4 issues – contains all 4 parts of “The Radio Beasts” by Farley. Issues are 3/21/25 (Brand 3/5, Worts), 3/28/25 (Brand 4/5), 4/4/25 (Brand 5/5) & 4/11/25 (Carroll John Daly) 40.00
186 STIRRING SCIENCE STORIES – 2 issues – 2/41 (v1n1; REH verse, Merritt verse, CAS, Keller, Blish) & 4/41 (CAS, Keller, Blish) 30.00
187 STIRRING SCIENCE STORIES – 2 issues – 6/41 (Burks, Keller) & 3/42 (4th and final issue) 70.00
188 FROM UNKNOWN WORLDS – 1948 – only issue of this anthology reprinting fiction from Unknown and Unknown Worlds. Authors include Bloch, Kuttner & Boucher. 20.00
189 UNKNOWN – 2 issues – 10/40 (LRH, Moore) & 11/40 (LRH 1/2, Leiber, Bond) 40.00
190 UNKNOWN – 2 issues – 12/40 (LRH 2/2, Kuttner, Williamson) & 2/41 (LRH) 30.00
191 DEAN KOONTZ LETTER – eight page letter from Koontz regarding the passing of his beloved dog, Trixie. Though not dated, would appear to be from early July 2007. Signed by Koontz. 50.00
192 SHASTA BOOK CATALOG 1948-49 – scarce book catalog from this important early SF small press publisher. 50.00
193 SPIDER PAPERBACK BAND + UNPUBLISHED OPERATOR 5 COVER PROOF – when Berkeley Books decided to reprint The Spider in 1969, they wrapped the first two novels together with a paper band, advertising that the reader could buy both for $.60. The bands were fragile and usually thrown away, and they’re very scarce today. This lot contains, in addition to the band, a cover proof (with George Gross cover) for the Operator 5 paperback, “The Melting Death”, which was to have been published by Freeway Press in 1974 as #4 in their Operator 5 reprint series, but publication ceased with the prior book. 60.00
194 AUGUST DERLETH SOLAR PONS PROMOTIONAL FLIER – published in 1961, this rare four page promo item (one 11” x 17” sheet folded in half) from Mycroft & Moran and Arkham House was put together by Derleth and contains press clippings and other press regarding his Solar Pons series. Among others, Vincent Starrett’s column from The Chicago Tribune, August 19, 1951, is reproduced, praising the first two Pons collections. The final page lists the 4 Pons collections then available. Bob acquired this from the estate of Derleth. 70.00
195 PROGRESSIVE COLOR PROOFS FOR SCIENCE FICTION 3/39 – the 3/39 issue of Science Fiction featured a Paul cover, and these are the progressive color proofs for that cover. The cover sheet is followed by a color proof of the full color cover, then four single color proofs. 305.00
196 BIG BOOK WESTERN MAGAZINE – proof cover for 2/51 issue + three printer’s tear sheets of other covers 40.00
197 WEIRD TALES – 2 issues – the complete 2 issue run of the 1984-1985 rebirth of this venerable magazine. Fall 1984 (Stephen King, Ellison, Bradbury, Bloch, van Vogt) and Winter 1985 (Bloch, van Vogt) 100.00
198 WINDY CITY PUBLICATIONS PRESENTS ELRIC – two copies of this one-shot comic book, published in 1973 with two variant covers (both present here). Adapts Moorcock’s “The Fall of the Dreaming City.” 20.00
199 SWORDSMEN AND SABERTOOTHS – A ROY KRENKEL SKETCHBOOK – Krenkel was one of Bob’s favorite artists. This sketchbook, published in 2011, is 40 pages long, including covers. Limited to 100 copies, this is #14. Like each of the first 20 numbered copies, a plastic sleeve is glued to the inside back cover, inside which is an original Krenkel sketch (this one is a fierce looking topless gal, perhaps a pirate). 210.00
200 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE PIN – like many pulp heroes, The Phantom Detective ran its own fan club through the magazine. One of the premium pieces was this pin, depicting The Phantom Detective and declaring the proud wearer to be a member of the “Friends of the Phantom.” 110.00
201 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 5/33, v1n3 (Burks) 90.00
202 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 11/33 40.00
203 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 1/34 (Page) 410.00
204 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 3/34 30.00
205 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 4/34 (LRH) 160.00
206 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 5/34 60.00
207 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 8/34 (“Mud Money” by Lester Dent writing as C.K.M. Scanlon) 90.00
208 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 9/34 50.00
209 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 10/34 90.00
210 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 11/34 50.00
211 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 2 issues – 12/34 (“The Red Owl” by Lester Dent writing as C.K.M. Scanlon) & 3/35 (Burks) 130.00
212 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 2 issues – 4/35 & 5/35 100.00
213 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 2 issues – 6/35 & 7/35 (Price) 100.00
214 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 2 issues – 4/36 & 5/36 110.00
215 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 2 issues – 6/36 (Burks) & 8/36 (Sale) 50.00
216 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 2 issues – 9/36 (Burks, Tinsley) & 10/36 (Bowen) 50.00
217 THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE – 7/38 – this cover was reproduced in “The Art of the Pulps” (Cummings) 210.00
218 WEIRD TALES – 5/34 (REH – Conan “Queen of the Black Coast”), Moore, Jacobi, Price, CAS 150.00
219 WEIRD TALES – 12/35 (REH – Conan “Hour of the Dragon” 1/5, CAS, Ernst, Hamilton) 130.00
220 WEIRD TALES – 7/36 (REH – Conan “Red Nails” 1/3, Hamilton, Moore, Derleth, Wellman, Doyle) 170.00
221 WEIRD TALES –12/36 (REH – “The Fire of Asshurbanipal”, HPL – “The Haunter of the Dark”, Bloch, Kline, Price, Wellman, Kuttner) 110.00
222 WEIRD TALES – 2 issues – 7/34 (HPL with Price – “Through the Gates of the Silver Key”, Derleth, CAS) & 2/35 (REH – “The Grisly Horror”, Quinn, Derleth, Hamilton, Long, Ernst) 140.00
223 WEIRD TALES – 2 issues – 4/35 (Hazel Heald with HPL – “Out of the Eons”, H. Wandrei, Binder, Kline 2/3, CAS) & 8/35 (Ernst – “Doctor Satan”, Quinn, CAS) 50.00
224 WEIRD TALES – 2/36 (REH – Conan “Hour of the Dragon” 3/5, Kuttner, Moore, Ernst, Owen, Tinsley) & 1/37 140.00
225 WEIRD TALES – 2 issues – 10/37 (HPL – “The Shunned House,” REH poem, Quinn, Keller, Hamilton, Wellman) & 12/37 (HPL – “Polaris”, REH poem, Bloch, Quinn, Hamilton, D. Wandrei) 170.00
226 DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE – 1/38 (McCulley – Thubway Tham story) 30.00
227 THE SPIDER – 12/33 (v1n3; the first Spider novel by Norvell Page) 50.00
228 DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE – 8/15/33 – Nebel, Flynn, nbc 30.00
229 DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE – 10/1/33 – Reeve 50.00
230 DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE – 10/15/33 – Gardner, Flynn 50.00
231 DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE – 11/1/33 – Daly 40.00
232 DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE – 2/1/34 – F. Davis 40.00
233 DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE – 3/15/34 – F. Davis, Flynn 80.00
234 DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE – 4/1/34 – Nebel, Gardner 100.00
235 DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE – 7/1/34 – Daly, Nebel, Torrey 140.00
236 DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE – 8/1/34 – Cave, Flynn 20.00
237 DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE – 9/15/34 – Nebel, Torrey, Flynn 30.00
238 DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE – 5/37 – Nebel, F. Davis 10.00

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ITEM(S) AMT
1 FIGHT STORIES – 9/29 (Burks, Cunningham) 50.00
2 FIGHT STORIES – 10/29 (Burks) 50.00
3 FIGHT STORIES – 11/29 (Cunningham) 50.00
4 FIGHT STORIES – 9/30 (REH – “Waterfront Fists”, Burks) 300.00
5 FIGHT STORIES – 2/31 50.00
6 FIGHT STORIES – 4/31 50.00
7 FIGHT STORIES – 9/31 30.00
8 FIGHT STORIES – 1/32 50.00
9 FIGHT STORIES – 4/32 50.00
10 FIGHT STORIES – Fall 1936 (Bruce, Burks) 70.00
11 FIGHT STORIES – Fall 1937 (REH as Mark Adam – “Manila Manslaughter”, Bruce) 50.00
12 LARIAT STORY MAGAZINE – 3/46 (Simak, Savage) 20.00
13 LARIAT STORY MAGAZINE – 3/50 40.00
14 LARIAT STORY MAGAZINE – 2 issues – 10/36 (Coburn, F. Davis) & 1/42 (Coburn, Cunningham) 20.00
15 LARIAT STORY MAGAZINE – 9/49 (Jack London) 40.00
16 FIGHT STORIES – publisher’s bound volume with 3 issues – 12/28, 1/29 & 2/29 – authors include Roscoe, Burks, Bruce, Coburn 50.00
17 FIGHT STORIES – publisher’s bound volume with 6 issues – Summer 1939 to Fall 1940 – authors include REH as Mark Adam (“Shanghaied Mitts”, “Sucker”, “Stand Up and Slug!” & “—Includin’ the Scandinavian!”), Roscoe, Bellem, Cunningham, Burks, Bruce 610.00
18 THE 2004 BLACK CIRCLE AWARD – this impressive statuette is given for lifetime achievement in REH studies. Glenn was the first recipient of the award. To date, there have only been 10 award recipients. 150.00
19 Robert E. Howard, THE SAVAGE TALES OF SOLOMON KANE – published by Wandering Star in 1998, with many illustrations by Gary Gianni. The ultra-limited edition, bound in goatskin, #14 of 50, signed by Gianni. The book was stored somewhere damp at some point, and the book and slipcase have some minor damp spotting and stains. Slipcase also contains the special envelope containing eight color and two black and white plates; one of the color plates and envelope have some damp spotting. It also contains the CD, “Solomon Kane’s Homecoming” (reading some of the Kane poems). Without DJ, as issued; the DJ art (without text) is bound in as a fold-out. 180.00
20 Robert E. Howard, COMPLETE CONAN OF CIMMERIA VOL. 3 – published by Book Palace Books/Wandering Star in 2010, with many illustrations by Gregory Manchess. This is copy A25 in the Artist’s Edition, limited to 100 copies, signed by Manchess. Still sealed in the publisher’s shrinkwrap. Also contains the separate exclusive portfolio of 10 plates enclosed in a special red folder. 170.00
21 LETTER FROM ROBERT H. BARLOW TO ROBERT E. HOWARD, OCTOBER 1931 – although undated, this is from October 1931 and is the first letter from Barlow, a member of the Lovecraft circle and an important early fan, to REH. He mentions HPL (and that at HPL’s request he is forwarding the HPL manuscript originally enclosed with this letter to REH). The manuscript he references is “The Mountains of Madness,” which HPL asked Barlow to send on to REH in a letter dated September 25, 1931. REH mentions this Barlow letter in an October 1931 letter to his friend Tevis Clyde Smith as follows: “This morning I took out a big registered envelope with a ‘War Department’ letter-head. I had visions of me shouldering a Springfield already, but it was from a gentleman named Barlow, at Fort Benning, Georgia, asking me for my autograph, for which purpose he enclosed a blank sheet of paper and a stamped self-addressed envelope. He also enclosed a 115 page ms. which he said Lovecraft had instructed him to forward me. It’s the Antarctic story which Farnsworth rejected, and which Lovecraft promised to let me read in the original.” The letter also references REH’s “King of the Night” (the first Bran Mak Morn story, and one in which Kull makes an appearance) which appeared in the November 1930 issue of Weird Tales. Signed by Barlow. 250.00
21.1 LETTER FROM OTIS ADELBERT KLINE TO ROBERT E. HOWARD, JANUARY 28, 1935 – Kline was not only a popular pulp author, sharing the pages of Weird Tales and other pulps with REH, he also was an agent for other pulp authors. This letter gives REH the news that Leo Margulies (lead editor of the Thrilling pulp chain) is rejecting “The Silver Heel.” This was a story of REH’s series character, Steve Harrison. Kline inquires as to whether REH wants him to try it with Roy Horn, who at the time was editor of Two-Book Detective Magazine. Whether it was sent to Horn is unknown, but the story was never published in the pulps, first seeing print in Two-Fisted Detective Stories (Cryptic Publications, May 1984). Signed by Kline. 120.00
22 Robert E. Howard, POST OAKS & SAND ROUGHS – published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, in 1990 in an edition of 850 copies. Still sealed in the publisher’s shrinkwrap. 60.00
23 H.P. Lovecraft, THREE TALES OF HORROR – published by Arkham House in 1967 in an edition of 1,522 copies. Illustrated by Lee Brown Coye. 160.00
24 H.P. Lovecraft & August Derleth, THE LURKER AT THE THRESHOLD – published by Arkham House in 1945 in an edition of 3,041 copies. Signed by Derleth and inscribed to Glenn. 140.00
25 Donald Wandrei, DARK ODYSSEY – Wandrei’s second published book. Published by Webb Publishing Co. in 1931. Contains illos by Howard Wandrei. Signed by Wandrei; #125 in an edition of 400 copies. 110.00
26 Donald Wandrei, THE EYE AND THE FINGER – published by Arkham House in 1944 in an edition of 1,617 copies. Wandrei was one of the two co-founders of Arkham House. Glenn had this professionally rebound to look very much like the Arkham binding. 20.00
27 Edgar Rice Burroughs, SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR – first edition, published by Canaveral Press in 1963. Illustrations by J. Allen St. John. 70.00
28 Edgar Rice Burroughs, TANAR OF PELLUCIDAR –published by Canaveral Press in 1962. 40.00
29 Clark Ashton Smith, TALES OF SCIENCE AND SORCERY – published by Arkham House in 1964 in an edition of 2,482 copies. 40.00
30 Clark Ashton Smith, THE STAR-TREADER AND OTHER POEMS – published by A.M. Robertson in 1912 in an edition of 2,000 (about 1,000 of which, as unbound sheets, were destroyed in a fire). Smith’s first book. Signed by Smith and inscribed to Glenn. Glenn had this professionally rebound; it may be that his copy was previously an unbound set. 120.00
31 August Derleth, THE TRAIL OF CTHULHU – published by Arkham House in 1962 in an edition of 2,470 copies. Signed by Derleth and inscribed to Glenn. 70.00
32 August Derleth writing as Stephen Grendon, MR. GEORGE AND OTHER ODD PERSONS – published by Arkham House in 1963 in an edition of 2,546 copies. Signed by Derleth and inscribed to Glenn. 60.00
33 Henry S. Whitehead, JUMBEE AND OTHER UNCANNY TALES – published by Arkham House in 1944 in an edition of 1,559 copies. Stains to rear board. 250.00
34 Evangeline Walton, WITCH HOUSE – published by Arkham House in 1945 in an edition of 2,949 copies. 60.00
35 Joseph Payne Brennan, NINE HORRORS – published by Arkham House in 1958 in an edition of 1,336 copies. 50.00
36 Joseph Payne Brennan, NIGHTMARE NEED – published by Macabre House in 1959; #143 of 150 copies. Signed by Brennan. Some damage to edge of boards. 20.00
37 Joseph Payne Brennan, THE DARK RETURNERS – published by Arkham House in 1958 in an edition of 1,336 copies. 20.00
38 Virgil Finlay, THE BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY – published by Gerry de La Ree in 1975; #132 of 1050. With color plate laid in. 150.00
39 Seabury Quinn, THE PHANTOM FIGHTER – published by Mycroft & Moran in 1966 in an edition of 2,022 copies. The first collection of his famous Jules de Grandin tales. 50.00
40 Philip K. Dick, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE – G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1962. First edition of this classic novel, which won the Hugo in 1963. Code D36 at base of page 239, no statement of printing. Some insect damage to DJ at head of spine and top of rear panel and to edges of boards. 725.00
41 Robert A. Heinlein, THE UNPLEASANT PROFESSION OF JONATHAN HOAG – The Gnome Press, Inc., 1959. First edition. 130.00
42 H.P. Lovecraft, THE DARK BROTHERHOOD – published by Arkham House in 1966 in an edition of 3,460 copies. Insect damage to the DJ, particularly at hinges and on flaps. 30.00
43 H.P. Lovecraft, DREAMS AND FANCIES – published by Arkham House in 1962 in an edition of 2,030 copies. 80.00
44 John Metcalfe, THE FEASTING DEAD –published by Arkham House in 1954 in an edition of 1,242 copies. Insect damage to the DJ, particularly at hinges and on flaps, and to edges of boards. 30.00
45 Cynthia Asquith, THIS MORTAL COIL – published by Arkham House in 1947 in an edition of 2,609 copies. 10.00
46 Christine Campbell Thompson, KEEP ON THE LIGHT – the 9th book in the famous “Not At Night” series published by Selwyn & Blount Ltd. in 1933. Many of the stories first appeared in Weird Tales. Includes the first book appearance of “Worms of the Earth” (Bran Mak Morn) by REH (and his second book appearance ever), as well as stories by CAS, Cave and many others. 70.00
47 Robert E. Howard, WRITER OF THE DARK – published by Dark Carneval Press (Thomas Kovacs) in 1986 in an edition of 500 copies, published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of REH’s death. There were only two copies bound in hardcover (one retained by Kovacs and one for Glenn); this is Glenn’s hardcover and is “Copy Number II Hardcover”. Inscribed to Glenn and signed by Kovacs. 300.00
48 Robert E. Howard, SKULL-FACE AND OTHERS – published by Arkham House in 1946 in an edition of 3,004 copies. REH’s first book. A cornerstone of any weird fiction collection! 700.00
49 THE ACOLYTE – Francis T. Laney’s “The Acolyte” was one of the greatest and most influential fanzines of the 1940’s, running for 14 issues between 1942 and 1946. It was focused on the Lovecraft circle and in addition to printing material by HPL, its contributors included CAS and Donald Wandrei. Laney’s essay, “The Cthulhu Mythology: A Glossary”, initially published in the Winter 1942 issue, was expanded at the request of Derleth and became part of the Arkham HPL anthology “Beyond the Wall of Sleep.” Glenn had the complete set professionally bound in a very attractive book. 600.00
50 Clark Ashton Smith, original manuscript for THE DRAGON-FLY – an original one page poem by CAS, signed by CAS. This is one of 25 original poems that were very nicely bound by bookman Roy A. Squires in February 1969. 230.00
50.1 Clark Ashton Smith, EBONY AND CRYSTAL – inscribed to Robert E. Howard – a copy of a rare Clark Ashton Smith volume of poetry, “Ebony and Crystal,” published in 1922 in an edition of 500 copies (of which this is #431), which features some hand corrections by Smith. This one has seen better days, in terms of condition — it’s ex-library, with a call number written on the cover, various library stamps and writing throughout, and pasted library sheets removed from the back. The hinges are cracked and roughly 2″ of the spine have been chewed over time by a rodent with fine literary taste. However, this copy should not be judged on its condition. The front fixed endpaper contains a pastedown from Howard Payne College Library, noting that at one time this was held in their Robert E. Howard Memorial Collection (various other stamps note that it was withdrawn from there). And on the front free endpaper, Smith has inscribed this copy to Robert E. Howard (with fraternal good wishes and referencing Astarte, Dagon, Demogorgon and Hecate), dating it July 4, 1933! The story of this copy is told in “Weird Talers” by Bobby Derie, where he notes that REH ordered this copy from CAS. REH wrote back to CAS on July 22, 1933 enthusing about the book, stating in part: “I can hardly find words to express the pleasure—I might even say ecstasy—with which I have read, and re-read your magnificent EBONY AND CRYSTAL. Every line in it is a gem.” Following REH’s death, his father donated this book, as well as many others from REH’s library, to the Howard Payne College Library. It was given to Glenn by a former librarian at the library. Truly a unique copy, inscribed by one of the Three Musketeers of Weird Tales to another and held by two of them during its life!  1300.00
51 Clark Ashton Smith, NERO AND OTHER POEMS – very rare book published in 1937 by The Futile Press in an edition of approximately 200 copies. This copy has the three page article, “The Price of Poetry” by David Warren Ryder discussing CAS, laid in; due to it being included as loose pages, this book is often found without these pages. Inscribed to Glenn and signed by CAS. 280.00
52 Frank Belknap Long, Jr., A MAN FROM GENOA AND OTHER POEMS – very rare book published in 1926 by W. Paul Cook under The Recluse Press imprint in an edition of 300 copies. Long’s first book; the poems in this collection won praise from a great variety of writers, among them Arthur Machen. Missing 1/2 of title page and, it appears, one other sheet, which presumably contained Samuel Loveman’s introduction. The contents begin with the title page, then the dedication page, then jumps to page 7 which contains the poem “A Knight of La Mancha”. Inscribed to Harvey Flink (“Who shares my predilection for the lands that lie beyond the moon.”) and signed by Long. 100.00
53 Frank Belknap Long, HOWARD PHILLIPS LOVECRAFT: DREAMER OF THE NIGHT SIDE – published by Arkham House in 1975 in an edition of 4,991 copies. A bio of HPL by one of his circle. Minor insect damage to fold of front flap. 20.00
54 Robert Bloch, THE OPENER OF THE WAY – published by Arkham House in 1945 in an edition of 2,065 copies. Bloch’s first hardcover book. Head of spine of book and DJ has a small piece out, courtesy of some insidious demon having a small snack, as well as minor insect damage to fold of the flaps. 50.00
55 Ray Bradbury, DARK CARNIVAL – published by Arkham House in 1947 in an edition of 3,112 copies. Bradbury’s first book. Top of book and jacket has what looks like insect damage. Jacket flaps and endpapers have stains. 400.00
56 August Derleth, THE REMINISCENCES OF SOLAR PONS – published by Mycroft & Moran in 1961 in an edition of 2,052 copies. Signed by Derleth. Foreword by Anthony Boucher. 40.00
57 August Derleth, THREE PROBLEMS FOR SOLAR PONS – published by Mycroft & Moran in 1952 in an edition of 996 copies. Due to the low print run, it’s the scarcest Mycroft & Moran book. The third Pons collection. Inscribed to Glenn and signed by Derleth. Some insect damage to DJ on hinges and at top, as well as minor to the top of the book. 350.00
58 August Derleth, IN RE: SHERLOCK HOLMES – published by Mycroft & Moran in 1945 in an edition of 3,604 copies. The first Pons collection. Inscribed to Glenn and signed by Derleth. Foreword by Vincent Starrett. 90.00
58.1 LETTER FROM AUGUST DERLETH TO ROBERT E. HOWARD, JUNE 8, 1935 – letter from fellow Weird Tales author Derleth to REH, on the letterhead of Outdoors magazine, where Derleth was a contributing editor. Great content touching on HPL and the sports pulps (the new sport pulp that Derleth mentions as coming out was Dime Sports Magazine from Popular; REH’s “Iron-Jaw” appeared in the April 1936 issue, so he may have taken this tip!). Also a lot on Derleth. Also contains the original envelope this was mailed in, post-marked June 8, 1935, as well as tear sheets of Derleth’s article, “Afternoon in June” which ran in the June 1935 issue of Outdoors (which REH commented on in a letter to Derleth dated July 4, 1935, writing: “Thanks very much for the article, ‘Afternoon in June’. I got a big kick out of it.”). Signed by Derleth. 100.00
59 Edgar Rice Burroughs, TARZAN AT THE EARTH’S CORE – published by Canaveral Press in 1962. Illustrated by Frank Frazetta. 90.00
60 Edgar Rice Burroughs, TARZAN AND THE FOREIGN LEGION – first edition; published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. in 1947. Heads of front and rear boards have slight stains. 30.00
61 Robert E. Howard, KING CONAN – the third volume in the Gnome Press Conan series, published in 1953. Insect damage to book and DJ. 40.00
62 Robert E. Howard, THE COMING OF CONAN – the fourth volume in the Gnome Press Conan series, published in 1953. Insect damage to book and DJ; some waterstains. 40.00
63 Robert E. Howard, CONAN THE CONQUEROR – the first volume in the Gnome Press Conan series, published in 1950. Reprints the full length novel, “The Hour of the Dragon.” Insect damage to DJ. 30.00
64 H. Warner Munn, THE WEREWOLF OF PONKERT – first edition, published by The Grandon Company in 1958 in an edition of 350 copies. Reprint of the classic werewolf tale from Weird Tales and its sequel. Signed by Munn. 90.00
65 C.L. Moore, NORTHWEST OF EARTH – first edition, published by Gnome Press in 1954. Collection of the classic Northwest Smith and Jirel of Joiry stories. 90.00
66 A.E. van Vogt, SLAN – first edition of the classic SF novel. Van Vogt’s first book. Published by Arkham House in 1946 in an edition of 4,051 copies. Some insect damage to DJ. 60.00
66.1 LETTER FROM ASTOUNDING STORIES EDITOR DESMOND HALL TO ROBERT E. HOWARD, NOVEMBER 16, 1933 – rejection letter from Hall to REH, on Astounding letterhead, written shortly after Street & Smith took over Astounding (their first issue was October 1933). The story, “The Valley of the Lost,” remained unprinted until it appeared in the Magazine of Horror #13, Summer 1966. 200.00
67 H.P. Lovecraft, THE DUNWICH HORROR AND OTHERS – published by Arkham House in 1963 in an edition of 3,133 copies. 80.00
68 H.P. Lovecraft, AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS AND OTHER NOVELS – published by Arkham House in 1964 in an edition of 3,552 copies. DJ has some insect damage. 60.00
69 Donald S. Fryer, SONGS AND SONNETS ATLANTEAN – published by Arkham House in 1971 in an edition of 2,045 copies. With great inscription to Glenn, quoting a CAS poem, signed by Fryer. 70.00
70 Stanley McNail, SOMETHING BREATHING – printed and published in England by Villiers Publications, Ltd. for Arkham House in 1965 in an edition of 500 copies. Signed by McNail. 110.00
71 Carl Jacobi, REVELATIONS IN BLACK – Jacobi’s first book, published by Arkham House in 1947 in an edition of 3,082 copies. 40.00
71.1 LETTER FROM CARL JACOBI TO ROBERT E. HOWARD, MARCH 4, 1932 – fantastic letter from fellow Weird Tales scribe Jacobi to REH. Jacobi mentions he got REH’s address from HPL’s, and got HPL’s from Derleth. Lots of great content re: Weird Tales, including mentions of REH’s stories “The Blood of Belshazzar” and “The Sowers of the Thunder.” Jacobi’s tale, “Mive”, appeared in the January 1932 issue of Weird Tales. In his reply letter to Jacobi (dated March 22, 1932), REH wrote in part: “I found your recent letter very interesting, and if my comments on your story ‘Mive’, have helped you with the editors, I am sincerely glad. I consider that story as one of the finest of its kind I have ever read.” This lot also includes the original envelope, post-marked March 6, 1932. Signed by Jacobi. 230.00
72 Fritz Leiber, Jr., NIGHT’S BLACK AGENTS – published by Arkham House in 1947 in an edition of 3,084 copies. Leiber’s first book. 100.00
73 William Hope Hodgson, DEEP WATERS – published by Arkham House in 1967 in an edition of 2,556 copies. 50.00
74 Manly Wade Wellman, WHO FEARS THE DEVIL – published by Arkham House in 1963 in an edition of 2,058 copies. 160.00
75 August Derleth, SOMEONE IN THE DARK – published by Arkham House in 1941 in an edition of 1,115 copies. The second Arkham House book and Derleth’s first weird fiction collection. Inscribed to Glenn and signed by Derleth. DJ has very minor insect damage. 100.00
76 August Derleth, editor, DARK OF THE MOON – published by Arkham House in 1947 in an edition of 2,634 copies. A seminal volume of supernatural poetry. First edition, in the first state DJ. Inscribed to Glenn and signed by Derleth. 180.00
77 Clark Ashton Smith, GENIUS LOCI AND OTHER TALES – published by Arkham House in 1948 in an edition of 3,047 copies. Inscribed to Glenn and signed by CAS. Some waterstaining to DJ and rear board; some insect damage to foot of DJ and boards. 210.00
78 Clark Ashton Smith, OTHER DIMENSIONS – published by Arkham House in 1970 in an edition of 3,144 copies. Some insect damage to head of DJ and boards. 20.00
79 Clark Ashton Smith, THE DOOR TO SATURN: THE COLLECTED FANTASIES, VOLUME 2 – the second of five volumes in this series published by Night Shade Press. This volume is the first edition hardcover that was published in 2007. Signed by both editors, Scott Connors and Ron Hilger, with an inscription by Connors. 20.00
80 Robert E. Howard, THE SAVAGE TALES OF SOLOMON KANE – published by Wandering Star in 1998, with many illustrations by Gary Gianni. The limited edition, bound in goatskin, #14 of 1050, signed by Gianni. Slipcase also contains the special envelope containing six color plates; as well as the CD, “Solomon Kane’s Homecoming” (reading some of the Kane poems). 170.00
81 Robert E. Howard, COMPLETE CONAN OF CIMMERIA VOL. 1 – published by Wandering Star in 2002, with many illustrations by Mark Schultz. This is copy 16 in the ultra-limited edition (also known as the Artist’s Edition), limited to 100 copies, signed by Schultz. 180.00
82 Robert E. Howard, THE GHOST OCEAN – volume of poetry published in 1982 by Gibbelins Gazette Publications. 17 of the 20 poems were previously unpublished. This is #6 of 50 in the hardcover edition (total edition was 350, the first 50 were bound in hardcover). 100.00
83 J. Ramsey Campbell, THE INHABITANT OF THE LAKE – published by Arkham House in 1964 in an edition of 2,099 copies. Campbell’s first book. Insect damage to head of DJ and boards as well as to rear board. 40.00
84 Algernon Blackwood, THE DOLL AND ONE OTHER – published by Arkham House in 1946 in an edition of 3,490 copies. 70.00
85 Margery Lawrence, NUMBER SEVEN QUEER STREET – published by Mycroft & Moran in 1969 in an edition of 2,027 copies. 30.00
86 L.P. Hartley, THE TRAVELLING GRAVE AND OTHER STORIES – published by Arkham House in 1948 in an edition of 2,047 copies. 90.00
87 H.P. Lovecraft, THE DREAM QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH – hardcover, published by Shroud, Publishers in 1955. The first standalone edition of this story. This is copy #481 of 1500 copies; a label glued to the limitation page, signed by publisher Ken Krueger in red, states that this is one of 50 specially bound copies. In the later state yellow DJ (all of the hardcovers may have had this state of DJ). 210.00
88 H.P. Lovecraft & Others, TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS – published by Arkham House in 1969 in an edition of 4,024 copies. Edited by Derleth. In addition to HPL, authors include REH, CAS, Bloch, Derleth and Long. 80.00
89 H.P. Lovecraft, THE HORROR IN THE MUSEUM AND OTHER REVISIONS – published by Arkham House in 1970 in an edition of 4,058 copies. 40.00
90 August Derleth, editor, SLEEP NO MORE: TWENTY MASTERPIECES OF HORROR FOR THE CONNOISSEUR – published by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. in 1944; third printing. Authors include HPL, REH, CAS, Bloch, Jacobi, Long and Howard Wandrei. With illustrations by Lee Brown Coye. 50.00
91 August Derleth, editor, DARK MIND, DARK HEART – published by Arkham House in 1962 in an edition of 2,493 copies. Authors include HPL, REH, Bloch, Hodgson, Derleth, Jacobi and Campbell (with his first Cthulhu Mythos story). 30.00
92 Raul Garcia Capella, THE LEOPARD OF POITAIN – introduction by George Scithers. Collection of stories featuring Arquel of Argos, published by Celt Press in 1985. Set in REH’s Hyborean World, the series got its start in the classic fanzine, Amra. 10.00
93 Sam Moskowitz, THE IMMORTAL STORM – the classic history of early SF fandom. Published in 1954 by The Atlanta Science Fiction Organization Press. First edition; missing the DJ. 30.00
94 A MEANS TO FREEDOM: THE LETTERS OF H.P. LOVECRAFT AND ROBERT E. HOWARD – two hardcover volumes, the first covering 1930-1932 and the second 1933-1936. Edited by S.T. Joshi, David E. Schultz & Rusty Burke. Published by Hippocampus Press in 2009 in an edition of 345 copies. First edition. Both volumes are still sealed in shrinkwrap. 200.00
95 Robert E. Howard, POST OAKS AND SAND ROUGHS – published by Donald M. Grant in 1990 in an edition of 850 copies, with an intro by Glenn Lord, still shrinkwrapped. 30.00
95.1 LETTER FROM DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1928 – a rejection letter from this publisher to REH. Though the title is not named, the book was “Post Oaks and Sand Roughs.” 40.00
96 Robert E. Howard, BRECKINRIDGE ELKINS STORIES – in the late 1960s and early 1970, the local Breckinridge weekly newspaper, THE SUMMIT COUNTY JOURNAL, serialized several of the Breckinridge Elkins stories. Each ran over several issues and needless to say, are very rare. Glenn was sent copies as they were published. This lot consists of approximately 210 issues starting with the June 23, 1967 issue and ending with the December 31, 1971 issue, including the complete years for 1969, 1970 and 1971. Three of the serials are not complete. 800.00
97 AUGUST DERLETH, TWENTY YEARS OF WRITING 1926-1946 – rare, small promotional booklet published by Arkham House in 1946 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Derleth in print, compiled by the staff of Arkham House. 60.00
98 AUGUST DERLETH, TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF WRITING 1926-1951 – rare, small promotional booklet published by Arkham House in 1951 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Derleth in print, compiled by the staff of Arkham House. 210.00
99 AUGUST DERLETH, THIRTY YEARS OF WRITING 1926-1956 – rare, small promotional booklet published by Arkham House in 1956 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Derleth in print, compiled by the staff of Arkham House. 220.00
99.1 FIVE BOXES OF LOVECRAFT AND DERLETH RELATED PAPERBACKS – roughly 500 new, old stock paperbacks, mostly HPL, in five original Arkham House shipping boxes. Publishers include Beagle, Panther and Ballantine. 3000.00
100 August Derleth, LOVE LETTERS TO CAITLIN – published by The Candlelight Press in 1971. First edition. This was to have been published in an edition of 750 copies, but the publisher suffered a heart attack and that never happened. Information on how many copies were actually released vary, but it seems the number was between 12 to 20, though it may be as few as three or four. The book came out two weeks before Derleth passed away on July 4, 1971 and his lawyer apparently subsequently suppressed its publication. The book consists of erotic love letters to a much younger woman with whom Derleth had a brief relationship, written over a period of two years, and many are quite graphic. An incredibly rare book for the Derleth completist! Also includes photocopies of three letters from the publisher to Derleth, dated between February 19, 1971 and April19, 1971, regarding the book. 250.00
101 Robert E. Howard, A GENT FROM BEAR CREEK – hardcover published in the U.K. by Herbert Jenkins in 1937. REH’s first book, a collection of his Breckinridge Elkins stories. Incredibly rare, fewer than 20 copies are known to exist. In a facsimile DJ (only one original DJ is known to exist). Ex-library, without any stamps or writing, but with a checkout sheet tipped in to the rear endpaper (showing the book was checked out in 1937). Glued in at the spine before page 7 is a tipped in piece of paper from the Boots Book-Lovers’ Library, through which you could reserve a copy when it became available at a real bargain price. Boots was a U.K. pharmacy chain that had a lending library, and after the book had been in circulation for a certain period, customers could buy it. Spine is cocked; boards and paper have some stains. The cornerstone of any REH book collection! 2600.00
102 H.P. Lovecraft, THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS – the first Arkham House book, published in 1939 in an edition of 1,268 copies. The DJ is the 1974 de La Ree reprint. In a beautifully custom designed clamshell case. Some slight staining to boards, spine has some fading. One of the most important volumes of supernatural fiction ever published. 1400.00
103 HPL: A MAGAZINE OF TRIBUTE TO H.P. LOVECRAFT – copy #26 in the special bound edition, limited to 35 copies (total edition 1000). Published by Meade & Penny Frierson in 1972. The front boards are also stamped Frierson, Arnold, Schiff (the latter two being Herb Arnold and Stuart Schiff, who were associate editors on this). With the one page advertising flier laid in. 200.00
104 H.P. Lovecraft, AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS – published by Donald M. Grant in 1990 in a stated edition of 1,000 copies (but Currey notes it was actually 874 copies). Illustrated and signed by Fernando Duval. 70.00
105 THE ALL-STORY MAGAZINE – 4/06 (Terhune 3/4, Rinehart) 460.00
106 THE ALL-STORY – 9/13 – ERB (“The Cave Girl” 3/3), Stout, Monahan cover 320.00
107 ALL-STORY WEEKLY – 4/11/14 – ERB (“At the Earth’s Core” 2/4), Monahan cover 650.00
108 THE CAVALIER – 4/18/14 – ERB (“At the Earth’s Core” 3/4), Wallace, Monahan cover 320.00
109 ALL-STORY CAVALIER WEEKLY – 7/25/14 – Terhune (4/4), Monahan cover 50.00
110 ALL-STORY WEEKLY – 8/19/16 – Stilson (“Minos of Sardanes” 2/3), a poem to ERB in the letter column, Monahan cover 360.00
111 ALL-STORY WEEKLY – 2/10/17 – Packard (1/6), Giesy, Dingle, Monahan cover 90.00
112 ALL-STORY WEEKLY – 5/22/20 – Giesy & Smith (Semi-Dual serial 1/4), Julian Hawthorne (4/5), Footner (6/6), Monahan cover 140.00
113 ALL-STORY WEEKLY – 7/3/20 – Stilson (“Land of the Shadow People” 2/5, Sheehan, Monahan cover 150.00
114 THE ARGOSY – 7/10 – Terhune (2/5) 100.00
115 ARGOSY ALL-STORY WEEKLY – 5 issues – 5/7/21 (Rousseau, Monahan cover), 1/14/22 (Monahan cover, bc detached), 2/19/27, 8/4/28 & 10/12/29 20.00
116 SWEETHEART STORIES – 5 issues – 9/15/26 (“That Pirate Girl”), 10/27/26, 11/10/26, 11/19/29 &10/7/30. The first 4 have Monahan covers. 440.00

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