Saturday night auction – Part Two

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Part 1 (1-50)
Part 2 (50.1 – 100)
Part 3 (101-150)
Part 4 (151 – 180)

51. PHOTO OF H.P. LOVECRAFT AND FRANK BELKNAP LONG – on the back is written “H.P. Lovecraft & F.B. Long.  Photo taken by W.B. Talman in B’klyn, NY 1931”.

CURRENT BID $300 – BIDDER #489

52. THE ALL-AROUND MAGAZINE – May-June 1923, Volume 1 Numbers 3-4 – incredibly rare magazine, featuring some of REH’s first fiction, written while he was in high school.  This was an amateur press magazine published by REH’s friend, Tevis Clyde Smith.  This issue contains the first installment of the serial “Under the Great Tiger” by REH and Smith.

53. THE ALL-AROUND MAGAZINE – July 1923, Volume 1 Number 5 – incredibly rare magazine, featuring some of REH’s first fiction, written while he was in high school.  This was an amateur press magazine published by REH’s friend, Tevis Clyde Smith.  This issue contains the second installment of the serial “Under the Great Tiger” by REH and Smith.  No further installments of the serial appeared.

54. 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 140 issues between 1968 and 1971, including the complete year for 1969.

55. LETTER FROM FICTION HOUSE INC. REGARDING ROBERT E. HOWARD DATED MARCH 1, 1935 – letter from editor John Byrne to Viola Irene Cooper, who was Howard’s agent for a brief time.  This discusses Howard’s Breckenridge Elkins story, “The Peaceful Pilgrim,” and suggests revisions to it.  Presumably Howard made them, as the story was published as “Cupid from Bear Creek” which ran in the August 1935 issue of Action Stories.

56. LETTER FROM STANDARD MAGAZINES, INC. TO ROBERT E. HOWARD DATED OCTOBER 14, 1934 – letter from editorial director Leo Margulies rejecting Howard’s “The Devils of Dark Lake.”  The story was eventually printed in 1974 in the Weird Tales tribute volume, WT50, edited by Robert Weinberg.

57. Manly Wade Wellman, WORSE THINGS WAITING – published by Carcosa in 1973 in an edition of 2,867 copies.  This is one of the 536 pre-ordered copies that is signed by Wellman as well as illustrator Lee Brown Coye.  The first Carcosa book.

58. Ray Bradbury, A MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY – first edition, published by Doubleday & Company, Inc. in 1959.  In unclipped dust jacket.

59. Robert A. Heinlein, DOUBLE STAR – published by Doubleday & Company, Inc. in 1956.  In unclipped dust jacket with $2.95 price like the first edition, but rear flap promotes “Earth is Room Enough”.  An early edition, but lacking the “first edition” notation on copyright page that is present in the first edition.  This won the 1956 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

60. Joseph Payne Brennan, NINE HORRORS – published by Arkham House in 1958 in an edition of 1,336 copies.  Slight insect damage to dust jacket.

61. Joseph Payne Brennan, THE HUMMING STAIR – published by Big Mountain Press in 1953 in an edition of 100 copies.  Without dust jacket as issued.  Signed.  

62. Joseph Payne Brennan, SCREAM AT MIDNIGHT – published by Macabre House in 1963 in an edition of 250 copies.  Collection of 10 stories, though only 9 appear on the table of contents (omitting “In the Very Stones”, which has a cameo appearance by Lucius Leffing, Brennan’s occult detective).  Without dust jacket as issued; printed paper label attached to spine (as issued) has some edge wear.  Signed.

63. August Derleth, A PRAED STREET DOSIER – published by Mycroft & Moran in 1968 in an edition of 2,904 copies.  The seventh Pons collection.  Insect damage to dust jacket.  Inscribed to Glenn and signed by Derleth.

64. August Derleth, THE RETURN OF SOLAR PONS – published by Mycroft & Moran in 1958 in an edition of 2,079 copies.  The fourth Pons collection.

65. August Derleth, THE MEMOIRS OF SOLAR PONS – published by Mycroft & Moran in 1951 in an edition of 2,038 copies, with a forward by Ellery Queen.  The second Pons collection.  Inscribed to Glenn and signed by Derleth.

66. August Derleth, THE CASEBOOK OF SOLAR PONS – published by Mycroft & Moran in 1965 in an edition of 3,020 copies, with a forward by Vincent Starrett.  The sixth Pons collection.  Inscribed to Glenn and signed by Derleth.

67. Frank Belknap Long, IN MAYAN SPLENDOR – published by Arkham House in 1977 in an edition of 2,947 copies.  Insect damage to dust jacket flaps.

68. Frank Belknap Long, THE HORROR FROM THE HILLS – published by Arkham House in 1963 in an edition of 1,997 copies.  With copyright sticker affixed to copyright page.  Minor insect damage to bottom of book and dust jacket flaps, as well as to rear dust jacket panel.

69. Carl Jacobi, PORTRAITS IN MOONLIGHT – published by Arkham House in 1964 in an edition of 1,987 copies.

70. LETTER FROM OTIS ADELBERT KLINE TO ROBERT E. HOWARD, DATED MAY 11, 1933 – 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, including REH.  This letter discusses REH’s tales “Yellow Cobra,” “”Turkish Menace”, “Jade Monkey” and “Cultured Cauliflowers”.  These were all Sailor Steve Costigan stories, though some were later changed to Sailor Dennis Dorgan.  Signed by Kline.

71. FOUR PAGE LETTER FROM CARL BELKNAP TO ROBERT E. HOWARD, n/d – Belknap had a letter published in the October 1933 issue of Weird Tales, but other than that, while he discusses several unsold stories he’s written (and separately having had two stories rejected by Weird Tales), he does not appear to have been published.  Undated, but from internal references, appears to be from late 1933.

72. LETTER FROM INTERNATIONAL POETRY MAGAZINE TO ROBERT E. HOWARD (AS PATRICK HOWARD) – undated, but comes with the envelope, post-marked February 2, 1929.  Asks Howard to subscribe.

73. CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING ROBERT E. HOWARD – three letters, all of which were mailed by Mrs. Frank Torbett to REH in an envelope post-marked April 23, 1932.  The Torbetts and their son, Thurston, were family friends of the Howards, and Thurston co-wrote “A Thunder of Trumpets” with REH (Weird Tales, September 1938).  The letters are: (i) letter from Mrs. Torbett to REH dated April 23, 1932, discussing the other letters in this lot, (ii) a copy of a letter that Mrs. Torbett wrote to Harry Bates, editor of Strange Tales, praising Howard’s work, and (iii) letter dated April 18, 1932 on The Clayton Magazines, Inc. letterhead, from Bates to Mrs. Torbett, signed by Bates.

74. Clark Ashton Smith, EBONY AND CRYSTAL – a copy of a rare Clark Ashton Smith volume of poetry, “Ebony and Crystal,” privately published by Auburn Journal in 1922 in an edition of 500 copies (of which this is #218).  Some insect damage.  Signed by Smith.

75. Clark Ashton Smith, THE DOUBLE SHADOW AND OTHER FANTASIES – privately published by Auburn Journal in 1933 in an edition of 1,000 copies.  Minor corrections to text in hand by Smith.  Inscribed to Glenn and signed by Smith.

76. Algernon Blackwood, THE DOLL AND ONE OTHER – published by Arkham House in 1946 in an edition of 3,490 copies.

77. William Hope Hodgson, THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND – published by Arkham House in 1946 in an edition of 3,014 copies.

78. Clark Ashton Smith, SELECTED POEMS – published by Arkham House in 1971 in an edition of 2,118 copies.

79. Clark Ashton Smith, TALES OF SCIENCE AND SORCERY – published by Arkham House in 1964 in an edition of 2,482 copies.  Insect damage to dust jacket and top and bottom edges of boards

80. Clark Ashton Smith, THE ABOMINATIONS OF YONDO – published by Arkham House in 1960 in an edition of 2,005 copies.  Inscribed by Smith to Lord.  Minor insect damage to flaps of dust jacket.

81. H.P. Lovecraft, AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS AND OTHER NOVELS – published by Arkham House in 1985 in an edition of 3,990 copies.  The corrected fifth printing of this collection.  Inscribed to Lord by James Turner, who wrote one of the introductions to this edition.

CURRENT BID $250 – BIDDER #489

82. H.P. Lovecraft & Others, TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS – published by Arkham House in 1990 in the Golden Anniversary Anthology edition of 7,015 copies.  Edited by Derleth.  In addition to HPL, authors include REH, CAS, King, Bloch, Derleth, Kuttner and Long.

83. 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.

84. Lord Dunsany, THE FOURTH BOOK OF JORKENS – published by Arkham House in 1948 in an edition of 3,118 copies.  

85. J. Sheridan Le Fanu, GREEN TEA AND OTHER GHOST STORIES – published by Arkham House in 1945 in an edition of 2,026 copies.

86. H.R. Wakefield, THE CLOCK STRIKES TWELVE – published by Arkham House in 1946 in an edition of 4,040 copies.  

87. 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.

88. Seabury Quinn, ROADS – published by Arkham House in 1948 in an edition of 2,137 copies.  With illustrations by Virgil Finlay.

89. H.P. Lovecraft, COLLECTED POEMS – published by Arkham House in 1963 in an edition of 2,013 copies.  Minor insect damage to dust jacket flaps.  Inscribed to Lord and signed by illustrator Frank Utpatel.

90. H.P Lovecraft & August Derleth, THE SURVIVOR AND OTHERS – published by Arkham House in 1957 in an edition of 2,096 copies.  Signed by Derleth.

91. August Derleth, THE MASK OF CTHULHU – published by Arkham House in 1958 in an edition of 2,051 copies.  Some insect damage to dust jacket and edges of boards.  Inscribed to Glenn and signed by Derleth.

92. August Derleth, NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD – published by Arkham House in 1948 in an edition of 2,067 copies.  Minor insect damage to just jacket flaps.  Inscribed to Glenn and signed by Derleth.

93. August Derleth (editor), FIRE AND SLEET AND CANDLELIGHT – published by Arkham House in 1961 in an edition of 2,026 copies.  Inscribed to Glenn and signed by Derleth.

94. August Derleth, SOMETHING NEAR – published by Arkham House in 1945 in an edition of 2,054 copies.  Inscribed to Glenn and signed by Derleth.

95. August Derleth, NIGHT’S YAWNING PEAL – published by Arkham House and Pellegrini & Cudahy in 1952 in an edition of 4,500 copies.  Signed by Derleth.

96. 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 25 in the Artist Edition, limited to 100 copies, signed by Manchess.  In slipcase; lacking the accompanying portfolio.

97. Robert E. Howard, THE SAVAGE TALES OF SOLOMON KANE – published by Wandering Star in 1998, with many illustrations by Gary Gianni.  The Publisher’s Edition (which was not available for sale), #14 of 100, signed by Gianni.  In slipcase with portfolio of 8 full color and 2 black and white plates.  

98. Robert E. Howard, BRAN MAK MORN: THE LAST KING – published by Wandering Star in 2001, with many illustrations by Gary Gianni.  The Limited Edition, #42 of 850, signed by Gianni.  In slipcase; still in publisher’s shrink wrap.

AND NOW, AN INCREDIBLY RARE ITEM FOR THE CLARK ASHTON SMITH COLLECTOR…

99. Clark Ashton Smith, THE BLACK BOOK – this is Smith’s notebook from 1930-1961.  It was transcribed and edited in 1961 by Donald Sidney-Fryer with R.A. Hoffman (editor of “The Acolyte”).  Although it was later printed by Arkham House in 1979, this is a copy made from the original transcription between October 14 and November 14, 1961, which Lord had professionally bound in black boards.  Annotated and with notes on the text by Fryer.  A unique CAS item, probably one of a kind.

100. Clark Ashton Smith, LOST WORLDS – published by Arkham House in 1944 in an edition of 2,043 copies.  Inscribed to Glenn and signed by Smith.

 

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