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1 BARKER, CLIVE The Damnation Game
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1985 
First Edition. Uncorrected proof copy of the Author's First Novel. Paperbound. Signed and inscribed by the author, Clive Barker, on the title page under his printed name: “otherwise known as The Last European with love and best wishes, Clive. 12th June 1985.” Fine. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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2 BLEILER, E.F The Checklist of Science-Fiction & Supernatural Fiction (1800 - 1948)
Glen Rock, NJ Firebell Books 1978 
First Edition. Fine copy in a near fine bright dust jacket with just a trace of fading to the spine and top edge. An extensive and revised version of The Checklist of Fantastic Literature which was published roughly 30 years prior, with corrections, additions, deletions, and much additional information featuring more than 90 different categories of science-fiction and supernatural, fantasy fiction, including approximately 5600 titles with bibliography, subject matter indications, complete index of titles, and introductory material. An excellent reference tool. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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3 BRADBURY, RAY Ray Bradbury Bookends Made from Wood Taken from Ray Bradbury's House
Los Angeles 1937-2015 
A pair of bookends made from wood taken from Ray Bradbury's recently dismantled 1937 Los Angeles house limited to 451 numbered sets. Each bookend set is branded with an individual series number and an icon "451 F" logo to commemorate Bradbury's classic bestselling novel, Fahrenheit 451. Sets are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Alexandra Bradbury, the late author's daughter. Bradbury lived in the house for over fifty years until his passing and wrote most of his greatest works there. The edition sold out in two and a half days when offered on line. A portion of the sale proceeds were donated to the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at Indiana University. The bookends measure 8 inches tall, 6 1/2 inches across the length of the base, and inches wide. Fine condition. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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4 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE Pirates of Venus
Tarzana Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. 1934 
First Edition, First Edition. Very good copy with some light rubbing as extremities and to the boards in a lovely fresh as new original dust jacket. The front panel of the dust jacket is a colorful illustration by J. Allen St. John showing a lovely young woman wearing a short red tunic and gold crown being carried away on the shoulders of a muscular winged griffin with clawed feet. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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5 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE The Bandit of Hell's Bend
New York Grosset & Dunlap (circa late 1920s) 
Early reprint edition. Cover art of the dust jacket is the same as that of the first edition. Ownership stamp at the front pastedown. Fine bright copy in a very slightly used dust jacket with some interior tape reinforcement and a few tiny chips and tears. Attractive. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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6 HAGGARD, H. RIDER The Mahatma & The Hare. A Dream Story
New York Holt 1911 
First Edition - American. Gift inscription dated 1917. Illustrated with 12 full-page drawings by H.M. Brock and W.T. Horton. Very good plus copy with just a trace of edge wear in a very good lightly dust soiled dust jacket with a few minor spots and small chips and tears. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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7 MANLOVE, C.N The Impulse of Fantasy Literature
Kent, OH Kent State University Press 1983 
First Edition. Fine copy in a near fine bright dust jacket with a couple of tiny tears. A critical study of fantasy literature, including chapters on the works of such well-known masters of the genre as W.M. Thackeray, Ursula Le Guin, E. Nesbit, George MacDonald, T.H. White, Mervyn Peake, Lord Dunsany, E.R. Eddison, Peter Beagle, etc. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 STOKER, BRAM Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books . Including the Library of the Late Bram Stoker, Esq
London Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge 1913 
First Edition. The original auction catalogue of Bram Stoker's personal library including some of his manuscripts, 83 pages, for a two day sale, 7-8 July 1913. The first 211 lots (described in twenty pages), detail a large number of items from Stoker's personal library and some of his own manuscripts including his original autograph notes used in writing Dracula, plus the manuscripts of Lady of the Shroud and Lair of the White Worm. Among the books sold are copies of such fantasy classics as Frankenstein and Rip Van Winkle. The catalogue records inscriptions in presentation copies from Mark Twain, Bret Harte, W.B Yeats, John Uri Lloyd (5 inscribed copies) and many others. Stoker was a great admirer of Walt Whitman and his interesting collection of presentation copies and manuscript material is detailed. Stoker also collected Abraham Lincoln material and one of the items offered is the manuscript for an original lecture Stoker give on Lincoln. Two inch tear at the lower spine of the upper cover, otherwise very good. Very rare catalogue. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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9 WANDREI, DONALD Dark Odyssey. Illustrations by Howard Wandrei
St. Paul Webb Publishing Company 1931 
First Edition. One of Donald Wandrei's own copies with the Wandrei estate bookplate laid in which reads: “From the Library of Donald Wandrei - St. Paul, Minnesota - Author & Co-Founder of Arkham House - Publishers.” Limited to 400 numbered copies. Very fine in a very fine dust jacket. Fresh unread copy. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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10 WANDREI, DONALD Selections from the Library of Donald Wandrei, Author & Co-Founder of Arkham House Publishers
Santa Barbara, CA Rulon-Miller Books, Inc. and Pepper & Stern Rare Books 1988 
First Edition. Paperbound. Introductory essay by James Pepper. Very fine in printed wrappers. A book catalogue featuring science fiction and fantasy books from the library of Donald Wandrei, author and co-founder, with August Derleth, of Arkham House Publishers. Features many rarities in remarkable copies priced at now nostalgic prices. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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11 WARGA, WAYNE Hardcover
New York Arbor House 1985 
First Edition. Uncorrected proof copy of the Author's First Book, with the publisher's dated notice laid in. Paperbound. Signed by the author, Wayne Warga, on the half title. Fine in a proof dust jacket. The youngest editor at Life Magazine at age 25, Warga reported on John F. Kennedy's race for the Presidency, and went on to cover the Civil Rights movement for the magazine. For many years, Warga was one of the leading writers at the Los Angeles Times where he did in depth articles and features on writers and people in the arts. Later, Warga became a mystery novelist, creating three well-received bibliomysteries: Hardcover, Fatal Impressions, and Singapore Transfer, featuring Los Angeles rare book dealer, Jeffrey Dean. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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