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1 BLOCH, ROBERT Atoms and Evil
New York Gold Medal 1962 
First Edition. Paperback original. Signed by the author, Robert Bloch on the title page. Very good in wrappers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 BLOCH, ROBERT Dragons and Nightmares
New York Belmont 1969 
First Edition. Paperback original. Signed by the author, Robert Bloch. Cover art is a photograph of clutching hands rising from the earth. About fine in wrappers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 BLOCH, ROBERT Once Around the Bloch. An Unauthorized Autobiography
New York Tor 1993 
First Edition. Signed by the author, noted science fiction and horror writer Robert Bloch, perhaps best known for his novel Psycho, and for his professional and personal relationship with H.P. Lovecraft. Illustrated. As new in printed wrappers. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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4 BLOCH, ROBERT Original Signed Manuscript for “100 Memorable Movies of the 20s and 30s”
Los Angeles Lord John Press 2006 
Original long 83 page typewritten manuscript with corrections throughout in Bloch's hand. Written specifically for the book, Lord John Film Festival, a celebration of the world of film. Inscribed to the Lord John Press publisher on the front page: “For Herb Yellin, Who must take full responsibility for the consequences, Robert Bloch.” Additionally, laid in is a page of yellow notebook paper densely handwritten on both sides by Bloch in which he compiles his 100 films and is signed at the top “For Herb Yellin, with warmest best wishes! Robert Bloch.” This very interesting two page piece is reproduced in color in the finished book on page 140. Accompanied by a first edition copy in dust jacket of the published book. The manuscript is an extensive essay dealing with Bloch's choosing the 100 important films of his younger years in the 1920s and 1930s. Bloch's selections range from many horror films, to comedies, dramas, and numerous acclaimed classics. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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5 BLOCH, ROBERT Original Typed Manuscript Signed by Robert Bloch for His Story ‘Pumpkin'
30 pages n.d. (1984) 
Original Typed Manuscript Signed by the author Robert Bloch directly below his typed name on the first page of his story ‘Pumpkin' which appeared in Rod Serling's Twilight Zone Magazine in their November - December, 1984 issue. 30 double-spaced numbered pages with extensive corrections, edits, and revisions in Robert Bloch's hand throughout, offering a unique insight into his creative process. Enclosed in a handsome custom dark orange cloth folding box with gilt-stamped leather on the front reading, “Pumpkin, Robert Bloch, Original Manuscript Signed, 1984” with a small jack-o-lantern beneath the date. Minor paper clip indentation mark to the upper left top edge of the first page, else in fine fresh condition. In this tale of Halloween horror, David, a down on his luck man, moves from the city back to his rural childhood home with his wife and young son, and things go from bad to worse as David turns to alcohol in a futile attempt to deal with his faltering self-esteem. His young son's desires for a Halloween jack-o-lantern prompt him to revisit the spooky house across the street which is the scene of his traumatic childhood memories in order to retrieve a huge and perfect pumpkin he sees in the unkempt yard. Let's just say that things did not go well for David as the story ends with a replacement of his own head with the pumpkin, and with his severed head cradled in the arms of a grinning skeleton resting in an open coffin across the street. 
Price: 2750.00 USD
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London Robert Hale 1960 
First English Edition. The basis of the superior Hollywood thriller, Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The dust jacket of the American edition is a rather simple typographical design, whereas, what sets this British first edition apart is the surreal colorful jacket illustration with the purple-tinted profile of the brutally slashed victim, Mary Crane (memorably portrayed by Janet Leigh in the film), the hazy image of the spooky Bates house in the background, and the figure of the tormented murderer, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkin's most recognized role), in the foreground. Near fine in a fine bright dust jacket with only a trace of wear, and a couple of tiny date numbers stamped on the front flap. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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7 BLOCH, ROBERT Psycho II - Robert Bloch's Own Personal Proof Copy
Binghampton Whispers Press 1982 
First Edition, Proof Copy. Signed by the author Robert Bloch on the title page. This is Bloch's own personal proof copy of his novel which is inscribed to him by the book's publisher, Stuart Schiff. Inscribed in on the printed half-title: “For Bob Bloch, An advance look at his latest epic, Stuart, 8/4/82”. The proof copy is made up of printed proof pages, brad bound, and then laid into a proof of the dust jacket. Near fine. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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8 BLOCH, ROBERT Sneak Preview
New York Paperback Library 1971 
First Edition. Paperback original. Signed by the author, Robert Bloch, on the title page. Cover art is a painting of a man with camera lenses for eyes and a microphone filling his mouth, clutching a strip of film in his hands that also appears to be going in one ear and out the other. Near fine copy with a hint of use in printed wrappers. A science fiction story set in a future Hollywood. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Greenwich, CT Gold Medal 1962 
First Edition. Paperback original. Signed by the author, Robert Bloch. A novelization of the screenplay written by Bloch for the Warner Brothers film from an original story by Blake Edwards and Owen Crump. Very good in wrappers with one small tear to rear cover and a light crease. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 BLOCH, ROBERT The Scarf
New York Dial 1947 
First Edition. Very good with some light age toning to the pages in a very good bright dust jacket with a few short tears and very minor dust soiling. The front panel of the dust jacket is a striking color illustration of a red scarf wrapped into a circular shape with a black dot in the center resembling an eye with concentric bright green ripples emanating out to the edges. A mystery novel. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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11 BLOCH, ROBERT The Scarf
New York Dial 1947 
Second printing (September 1947). Inscribed by rhe author: “To Tex with warmest best wishers, Robert Bloch.” Pages tanned as always, very good in a very good chipped dust jacket. The dust jacket is the same as that of the first edition. The front panel of the dust jacket is a striking color illustration of a red scarf wrapped into a circular shape with a black dot in the center resembling an eye with concentric bright green ripples emanating out to the edges. A mystery novel. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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12 BLOCH, ROBERT A Original Autographed and Signed Postcard from Robert A. Bloch to Science Fiction and Fantasy Editor and Publisher Andrew Porter
Los Angeles 6 1/2” x 3 3/4” September 1, 1978 
Original postcard autographed and signed by the author Robert A. Bloch. In full: “Dear Andy, Many thanks for what if probably your best issue to date. Change your title if you must, but for heaven's sake don't change your editorial policies and high standard of content! Poul Anderson makes sense, Fritz Leiber gives a really candid insight with his creative processes, and I love Joe Haldeman's reference to ‘surreal writers' - the perfect descriptive phrase! Best, Bob.” The postmarked postcard is Bloch's personal printed card and is in fine condition. Andrew Porter has been active as an organizer, publisher, and editor of of many different fanzines (including the newszine S.F.Weekly, from 1966–68, and Algol). He founded his semiprozine Science Fiction Chronicle in 1979. His other publications, under the Algol Press imprint, are Exploring Cordwainer Smith, Experiment Perilous: The Art and Science of Anguish In Science Fiction (with essays by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Alfred Bester and Norman Spinrad), and The Fiction of James Tiptree, Jr. by Gardner Dozois. His work has appeared in Publishers Weekly, Omni, and the New York Times. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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13 BLOCH, ROBERT, FRITZ LANG Original Typed Manuscript ‘The Master of Metropolis' Signed by Robert Bloch
12 pages n.d. (1984 
Original Typed Manuscript signed by the author Robert Bloch directly below the title ‘The Master of Metropolis' which is written in all caps in Bloch's hand on the first page of his essay about the great German director Fritz Lang's experiences as a filmmaker and, especially for his epic science fiction silent film Metropolis. 12 double-spaced numbered pages with extensive corrections, edits, and revisions in Robert Bloch's hand throughout, offering a unique insight into his creative process. The essay was published with the slightly changed title of ‘The Master and Metropolis' in the anthology Omni's Screen Flights / Screen Fantasies: The Future According to Science Fiction (1984), edited by Danny Peary. Enclosed in a handsome custom dark green cloth folding box with gilt-stamped leather on the front reading, “The Master of Metropolis, Robert Bloch, Original Manuscript Signed”. Fine fresh condition. Metropolis was released in 1927, directed by Fritz Lang in collaboration with his wife, Thea von Harbou, who wrote the silent film, which starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav Frohlich, Alfred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. The film was cut significantly after its German premiere, removing a large portion of Lang's original footage, which for many years was considered ‘lost'. In 2008 a damaged print of Lang's original cut of the film was found in a museum in Argentina and following a painstaking restoration process, the film was 95% restored and shown on large screens in Berlin and Frankfurt simultaneously on February 12, 2010. Interestingly, Bloch points out in his essay that Metropolis was not Lang's favorite film. That choice belongs to his 1929 film Frau im Mond (Woman in the Moon), based on the novel The Rocket to the Moon by Thea von Harbou, and released in the U.S. as By Rocket to the Moon and in the U.K. as Woman in the Moon. Lang considered his greatest contribution to science fiction genre to be the invention of the countdown for the rocket launch scene from Woman in the Moon. 
Price: 2750.00 USD
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14 BRADBURY, RAY, WILLIAM F. NOLAN, ROBERT BLOCH, ELVIRA & ROWENA The Book Sail - 16th Anniversary Catalogue. The Undead
Orange, CA McLaughlin Press 1984 
First Edition. One of 100 Deluxe Copies Reserved for Presentation by the Publisher, Numbered in Martian Numerals, as stated on the colophon. Opposite the colophon page is a terrific illustration of a woman's hand with long red fingernails and a fancy ring at the upper right side of the page extended toward the center of the page, dripping bright red blood down to the bottom of the page where a three-line pyramidal shape serving as the “Martian Numeral” has been written in a pool of blood, which as the colophon states is “an ink compound containing human blood.” Bound in full decorated cloth with a 3-D insert on the front cover showing horror film hostess Elvira - Mistress of the Dark, holding a crystal ball and showing lots of cleavage, with the original silver foil wraparound band laid in. Signed by the authors Ray Bradbury (at his foreword), Robert Bloch (printing a specially commissioned horror short story “The Undead” about the original manuscript of ‘Dracula'), William F. Nolan (in a separate first printing of his work ‘The Dandelion Chronicles' tucked into a special pocket at the rear pastedown which also bears the same “Martian Numeral” symbol as the book), and fantasy artist Rowena. Extensively illustrated rare book dealer's catalogue including an amazing collection of items of science fiction, fantasy, horror, cinema, art, and popular culture material. Also a special highlight offering the original manuscript of Bram Stoker's ‘Dracula' entitled ‘The Undead' and printing a previously unpublished sequence about the destruction of Castle Dracula. Perhaps the most unusual rare book catalogue ever presented, pulling out all the stops for maximum creepiness. About fine bright copy with the barest suggestion of use. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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Northridge Lord John Press 2006 
First Edition, First Printing. Signed by John Updike, Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Janet Leigh, Ramsay Campbell, Dennis Etchison, S.T. Steibel. A remarkable collage of original essays published here for the first time and terrific illustrations in color and black & white of classic movie posters and stills. In John Updike's essay he confesses to a lifelong interest in animation and cartoon films, Ray Bradbury reflects on how his life has been tied up with Hollywood. Robert Bloch writes about 100 memorable films from the 1920s and 1930s, etc. Additional contributors are President Gerald R. Ford (on actor James Stewart), Norman Corwin, Delbert Mann, Kenneth Turan, Harry Crews, Charles Champlin, Stevr Rasnic Tem, Richard C. Matheson, Bertrand Tavernier, Robert B. Parker. 225 pages. Large fomat (9 inches wide by 11 1/2 inches tall). Hardbound in full gilt-stamped black cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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