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1 I Bury the Living. Exhibitor's Campaign Books
London Jameswood Press 1959 
4 page large format campaign book for the British release of the United Artists horror film starring Richard Boone. Prints pictures from the film, short articles, suggested advertising copy, posters & accessories, cast and production information. A cemetary manager finds he may have power over life and death. Paperbound. About fine. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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2 The Abominable Snowman. A Cave Was the Trap! A Human Being Was the Bait! Advertising, Exploitation, Publicity
London 1956 
6 page large format campaign book for the Hammer horror classic starring Peter Cushing, Forrest Tucker, and Maureen Connell. Cover depicts the huge footprints of the Snowman leading up to a dark cave with blood on the snow. Prints pictures from the film, short articles, suggested advertising copy, posters & accessories, cast and production information. Laid in is an advertisement for a double feature poster, pairing Snowman with Untamed Youth. Paperbound. Edges rumpled, one short tear, else very good. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3 The Bat. The Scream You Hear Will Be Your Own!! When It Flies...Someone Dies!
London Tauber-Fandora 1959 
4 page large format campaign book for the British release of the Allied Artists horror film starring Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead. Prints pictures from the film, short articles, suggested advertising copy, posters & accessories, cast and production information. With great graphics, including a large fanged bat swooping over a fallen woman, with Vincent Price off to the side holding a gun. Striking in yellow and black. Paperbound. Slight crease from folding, else about fine. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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4 BRYANT, PETER Two Hours to Doom
London Corgi 1961 
First Edition - Paperbound. Very good copy with a hint of use in printed wrappers. Two Hours to Doom was later published in the United States in paperback format entitled Red Alert, and is the true inspiration of the classic Stanley Kubrick directed film, Dr. Strangelove - a dark satire of nuclear catastrophe, starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, and Slim Pickens. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 CHANEY, LON, SENIOR The Original British Pressbook for Mr. Wu, Starring Lon Chaney Senior
London Jury-Metro-Goldwyn 1927 
First Edition. Nicely printed on slick coated stock, the book reproduces all the British posters for, Mr. Wu, the Lon Chaney silent film, artwork for newspaper ads, text for newspaper articles, still photographs, a Mr. Wu crossword puzzle, banners, etc. Paperbound. Very good. Rare. Great graphics. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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6 CLARKE, ARTHUR C 2001: A Space Odyssey
New York New American Library 1968 
First Edition. Signed by the two lead cast members of the classic Stanley Kubrick directed film, Keir Dullea, and Gary Lockwood, who have additionally signed the book with the names of their characters. Dave Bownan and Frank Poole. Laid in are two color photographs of Dullea and Lockwood showing each of them signing this book. The novel of the classic science fiction film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Near fine copy with a very faint trace of fading along the outer edges in a near fine bright clean dust jacket with a couple of tiny edge nicks, very minor darkening along the edges, and a 1/2” tear along the top edge next to a very faint 1/4” dark spot. 
Price: 3000.00 USD
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7 FINNEY, JACK The Body Snatchers
New York Dell 1955 
First Edition. Paperback original. Near fine copy with a hint of use in wrappers. The classic science fiction tale of alien invasion that is the basis of two motion pictures. The front cover is a color illustration of a panicked man wearing pajamas and an overcoat carrying a beautiful sleeping woman in his arms down a city street with a stormy yellow sky in the background. The illustration is captioned, “Was this his woman - or an alien life form?” 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8 HICKMAN, GAIL MORGAN The Films of George Pal
Cranbury, NJ A.S. Barnes 1977 
First Edition. Oversize format. Illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. An excellent copy. A study of the life and work of legendary director and producer, George Pal, who created such classic science fiction/fantasy films as Destination Moon, H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, When Worlds Collide, Tom Thumb, 7 Faces of Dr. Lao, and more. With more 250 illustrations, many of which appear here for the first time, and with much commentary from George Pal. Contains much information about the creation of ‘Pal's Puppetoons,' three dimensional color cartoons. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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9 HOWARD, ROBERT E King Conan. The Hyborean Age
New York Gnome Press 1953 
First Edition. Decorative map endpapers. With the barest hint of edge wear, else a fine copy in a very good bright lightly used dust jacket with some rubbing to the spine, a bit of dust soiling to the rear panel, and a few tiny tears. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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10 JENKINS, GARRY Empire Building. The Remarkable Real Life Story of Star Wars. Includes Previously Unpublished Photographs
London Simon & Schuster 1997 
First Edition. Draws on revealing interviews, access to previously unpublished material, and tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the century's greatest piece of popular art, Star Wars. Fine in dust jacket. Illustrated. Only this British true first was published hardbound, while the American edition was published in paperback. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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11 PRICE, VINCENT Original Lobby Card for the Vincent Price Horror Film ‘The Bat'
14” x 11” 1959 
Original lobby card for the Allied Artists horror film ‘The Bat' starring Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead, based on the novel by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Bold black lettering with a large graphic design of a bat and reading: “WARNING! Don't Miss THE BAT at the Rialto Theatre All This Week.” Slighly dust soiled and with a trace of fading to the yellow background and with a 1/2” chip to the bottom edge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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12 RILEY, PHILIP J. (ED.) This Island Earth
Atlantic City Magicimage 1990 
First Edition. Oversized paperbound format. Illustrated. Foreword by Franklin Coen. Introduction by the star of the film, Jeff Morrow. Production background by Robert Skotak. With an essay by Forrest j. Ackerman. Prints the entire Final Screenplay by Franklin Coen. Includes much production and promotion material for this classic science fiction film, This Island Earth, starring Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, and Rex Reason. Fine in printed wrappers. The front cover is illustrated with a color reproduction of one of the film's promotional posters. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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13 SIODMAK, CURT Donovan's Brain
London Chapman & Hall 1944 
First Edition - British. The rare British first edition in dust jacket. The American edition has a rather bland dust jacket and this British first has a much more surprising dust jacket design image of a man's head with a portion of his brain exposed, showing the cerebral cortex. Near fine copy with a trace of use in a very good plus bright dust jacket with some very minor dust soiling to the spine and rear panel and with a hint of edge wear.Attractive copy. One of the landmark science fiction and horror novels of the 1940s, Donovan's Brain, was the first science fiction novel to feature a brain being kept alive outside its body. A very influential novel with many of its elements still seen in science fiction today. Stephen King has picked Donovan's Brain as one of his ten favorite science fiction - horror - fantasy novels. King wrote “...Donovan's Brain moves from a scientific basis to outright horror...Siodmak is a fine thinker...the flow of his speculative ideas in Donovan's Brain is as exciting to follow as the flow of ideas in a novel by Isaac Asimov of Arthur C. Clarke.” Donovan's Brain has been filmed a remarkable four times and remains one of those classic stories that is still thought provoking and entertaining. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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14 STUART, W. J. (PHILIP MACDONALD) Forbidden Planet
New York Farrar, Straus, & Cudahy 1956 
First Edition. The science fiction novel issued to coincide with the release of the film classic starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, and Jack Kelly. Very good plus bright copy with some minor edge wear in a very good dust jacket with some slight rubbing and a hint of edge wear. Scarce novel for a genuine landmark in science fiction films. Written by noted mystery writer, Philip MacDonald, under a pseudonym. "The film's lasting importance as science fiction. derives in great part from the fact that its story is the stuff of written SF of the period--a fact underscored by W. J. Stuart's novelization, which treats the film's theme in greater depth and with the seriousness it deserves." - Gunn (ed), The New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 178. The film's plot, an updated version of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," is "very sophisticated for the time-- astonishingly so for a film originally designed for a juvenile audience. The visual treatment of "Forbidden Planet" was unsurpassed until "2001: A Space Odyssey," made 12 years later. Despite its flaws, it remains one of the few masterpieces of sf cinema."- Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 437. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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15 VON HARBOU, THEA Frau Im Mond - [Woman in the Moon] - A Novel by Thea Von Harbou
Berlin August Scherl 1928 
Movie-Tie Edition. Text in German. Brief ownership inscription in German. Very good without dust jacket. The basis of the great Fritz Lang's UFA film ‘Woman in the Moon' which premiered on October 15, 1929 in the UFA Palace am Zoo in Berlin. With 18 full-page sepia-toned stills from the film. As husband and wife, Lang and Von Harbou produced a remarkable series of German classic films with Lang directing and Von Harbou writing the screenplays. Their collaborations resulted in Metropolis (1926), M (1931), Dr. Mabuse - The Gambler (1922), The Nibelungen (1924), Spies (1928), The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933). Von Harbou had been increasingly attracted to National Socialism and joined the Nazi Party in 1932. Lang was horrified by the rise of Hitler and he and Von Harbou divorced in 1933, and fled Germany in 1934 eventually making his way to Hollywood. Their ‘Frau Im Mond' film is generally acknowledged as the first serious science fiction film dealing with space travel with its story of the first successful flight to the moon. In the film they created the “countdown to zero” number sequence for the rocket's launch which was quickly adopted by real rocket scientists and is still used today by NASA. It is also showed for the first time the use of a two stage separating rocket and the first depiction in cinema history of zero gravity. Pioneer rocket scientists Willy Ley & Hermann Oberth were a technical advisors on the film and the resulting picture was very popular with rocket scientist Wernher von Braun and his fellow scientists at the Verein für Raumschiffahrt (VfR), the German rocket spaceflight society. The first successfully launched V-2 rocket at the Nazi Luftwaffe rocket development facility in Peenemünde had the ‘Frau im Mond' logo painted on its base. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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16 WINSTON, JOAN The Making of the Trek Conventions
New York Playboy Press 1979 
First Paperback Edition. A behind-the-scenes account of the Star Trek conventions, with “32 pages of never-before-seen photos, underground cartoons, and mind-boggling trivia contests”. Paperbound. Very good in wrappers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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