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61 (Lovecraft, H.P.) Lumley, Brian ELYSIA: The Coming of Cthulhu
Buffalo, New York: W. Paul Ganley, Publisher, 1989. 0932445349 / 9780932445346 First edition, deluxe SIGNED issue, copy number 9 of 300 numbered copies SIGNED by Lumley and by Stephen Fabian, the illustrator. Hardcover. Fine in a fine pictorial dust jacket; housed in a fine black paper-over-boards slipcase. 
Horror adventure novel "is the ultimate sequel to the author's 'Dreamland' and 'Theem'hdra' tales, and his Crow/DeMarigny books." Illustrated in black-and-white by Stephen Fabian. Inscribed to sf illustrator Jim Pianfetti by the publisher. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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62 (Lovecraft, H.P.) Shea, Michael FAT-FACE
Seattle, Washington: The Axolotl Press, (1987). First edition, one of 500 clothbound, numbered copies SIGNED by Shea and by introducer, Karl Edward Wagner. This is #120. Hardcover. Very mild bump to top edge of front cover, else a fine copy in gilt-stamped black cloth; in illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Donna Gordon. 
A Chthulu Mythos story from the World Fantasy Award-winning author of IN YANA, THE TOUCH OF UNDYING, offered in Pulphouse's neat little SIGNED limited release. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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63 (Lucas, George). Baxter, John MYTHMAKER: The Life and Work of George Lucas
(New York): Spike/An Avon Book, (1999). 0380978334 / 9780380978335 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A biography based on exclusive interviews with the filmmaker's friends and collaborators. Crown octavo. 450 pages; notes, filmography, and an index. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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(Florida): The Florida Center for the Book, 1987. First revised edition: A chapbook original. This copy SIGNED by the Shines to a flyleaf, with the salutation, ''For a Companion MacDonaldphile.'' Fine in slick, stapled illustrated wraps, 32 pages. Issued to commemorate the naming of Slip F-18, Bahia Mar Marina, the home of McGee's BUSTED FLUSH, as a Literary Landmark. 
A lighthearted, but also deliciously detailed compilation of McGee factoids, authored by the premiere McGee fan/chroniclers--arranged and presented as if it were a dossier prepared by a group of nameless special investigators. Great fun! 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Ft. Lauderdale/North Palm Beach; Bahia Mar Resort/The Shines' Cottage Industry 1992. Third edition: An oversized trade paperback original, 66 pages. SIGNED by authors Walter and Jean Shine. Trade Paperback. Faint spotting to inside rear cover, fore-edge, else fine in slick, stapled pictorial wraps. The first revised edition (1987) was printed to commemorate the naming of Slip F-18, Bahia Mar Marina, the home of McGee's BUSTED FLUSH, as a Literary Landmark. 
Larger format (8.5 x 11") version of the 1987 chapbook--this is an entertaining and informative MacDonald reference work rendered in the form of a data file compiled on subject McGee by a cadre of cloaked (color-coded) investigative agents. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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66 (Macdonald, Ross). Nolan, Tom ROSS MACDONALD: A Biography
(New York): Scribner, (1999). 0684812177 / 9780684812175 First edition, first printing. Dated in the year of publication, inscribed and SIGNED by Nolan to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. With an introduction by Sue Grafton, notes, b&w photos and an index. 496 pp. 
"The first biography of a genre master who wrote 18 highly literate detective novels featuring southern California private eye Lew Archer and earned an enormous following among mainstream readers, academes, and literary celebrities."--Kirkus. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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67 (Magnin, Rabbi Edgar F.) Matthew, Brander, edited with introduction and notes THE SHORT-STORY: Specimens Illustrating Its Development
New York/Cincinnati/Chicago: American Book Company, (1907). First edition. Dated (Feb. 1911) ownership signature of [Rabbi] Edgar F. Magnin to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Top page edges lightly dust soiled, mild fading to the spine, else a near fine copy in maroon cloth lettered in the blind to the front cover; gilt titles and rules to the spine; no dust jacket. 399 pages; appendix. 
For nearly 69 years, Rabbi Magnin served his 2,500 family congregation at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Los Angeles. In addition, he ministered to a city, earning a reputation as "the father figure of Los Angeles." This is an early school text. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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THE LIVING TRADITION OF MARIA MARTINEZ, (Martinez, Maria). Peterson, Susan
68 (Martinez, Maria). Peterson, Susan THE LIVING TRADITION OF MARIA MARTINEZ
Tokyo, Japan: Kodansha International Ltd., (1977). 0870113194 / 9780870113192 First edition, special Southwest Museum issue, one of 500 numbered copies SIGNED by the author. This is #470. Large quarto. Hardcover. One corner tip very lightly bumped, else a fine copy in clay-colored cloth in color photo-illustrated dust jacket. Genealogy, bibliography, comments on the plates, index. 
Lavishly illustrated oversized tribute to the Native American potter of the San Ildefonso pueblo and the ancient tradition she represents. With 337 plates printed on coated stock, many full-page, full-color, including vibrant two-page spread title page. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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69 (McKellen, Ian). Shakespeare, William RICHARD III
[No place]. [No publisher], [No date]. First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Oblong quarto. Trade Paperback. A whisper of wear to the extremities, else an unread, fine copy in slick, color photo-pictorial wraps. This copy SIGNED by the Oscar-nominated actor/screenwriter to the front cover. 
Lavishly produced full-color photographic album of scenes from McKellen's adaptation of RICHARD III set in an imaginary fascist Europe and England of the 1930s. McKellen starred as Richard, and Jim Broadbent, Annette Bening, and Robert Downey co-starred. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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70 (Moore, Archie). Fitzgerald, Mike THE AGELESS WARRIOR: The Life of Boxing Legend Archie Moore
New York: Sports Publishing L.L.C., 2004. 1582618461 / 9781582618463 First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 150 copies SIGNED by Archie Moore and Jake LaMotta. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in gilt-embossed full brown leather. Still in the original unopened shrinkwrap with the publisher's wraparound band. 
This beautiful, limited-edition volume is hand-numbered and autographed by boxing legends Archie Moore and Jake "Raging Bull" LaMotta. Archie Moore fought nine world champions and seven Hall-of-Famers! Certificate of Authenticity included. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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London: T. Werner Laurie, Ltd., 1922. First edition: #19 of 600 privately printed numbered copies, SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Tiny tear to spine crown, mild darkening to spine and extremities, else nearly fine, in vellum-backed, green textured paper-over-boards; printed spine label; in matching green dust jacket with nicking to edges, darkening to spine. Many pages uncut! 
Rich and eloquent study of the works of the controversial Irish novelist, playwright, and with Yeats, co-founder of the Abbey Theatre. Appended with a detailed, fully annotated bibliography of Moore's works by Henry Danielson. A sweet copy. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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72 (Mundy, Talbot). Grant, Donald M., compiler TALBOT MUNDY: MESSENGER OF DESTINY
West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc., 1983. 0937986461 / 9780937986462 First edition, first printing. Large octavo. Full blue cloth with gilt spine titling; illustrated dust jacket. SIGNED by Donald M. Grant. Hardcover. Fine; in a fine dust jacket with wraparound color painting by Ned Dameron depicting an older Mundy, outfitted like one of his adventurers, gazing over an oriental landscape. Illustrated with b&w photos and cover art repros. 
Bio-bibliography of the adventure scribe features a memoir by Mundy's widow, a study of his early life by Peter Ellis, appreciations by Fritz Leiber and Darrel Crombie, and an illustrated bibliography of his book and magazine appearances. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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73 (Murdoch, Iris). Bayley, John ELEGY FOR IRIS
New York: Picador USA, (1999). 0312421117 / 9780312421113 First edition thus: trade paperback movie tie-in edition. Trade Paperback. A faint sticker shadow to rear cover, else a fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps with photo-portrait of Judi Dench and Kate Winslet in the role they shared of novelist Iris Murdoch. 
Bayley's memoir of his brilliant wife's descent into Alzheimer's was filmed as IRIS in an adaptation by Charles Wood and Richard Eyre, directed by Eyre. Both Ayre and Wood have SIGNED this copy to the front cover. Jim Broadbent won an Oscar as Bayley. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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74 (Nabuco, Joaquim). Nabuco, Carolina THE LIFE OF JOAQUIM NABUCO
Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, (1950). First edition, first printing. Translated and edited by Ronald Hilton, et alia. Hardcover. A whisper of fading to spine, else a fine copy in sapphire blue cloth with gilt lettering; no dust jacket. 373 pages; map endpapers; frontisportrait of Nabuco. 
Biography of the distinguished Brazilian, the emancipator of the slaves of his country and the first Brazilian ambassador to the U.S., by his daughter. This copy dated in the year of publication, warmly inscribed and SIGNED by the author to half-title. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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75 (Night Visions). Tepper, Sheri/ Wilson, F. Paul/ Garton, Ray NIGHT VISIONS 6
Arlington Heights, Illinois: Dark Harvest, 1988. First edition, deluxe issue: limited to 600 numbered copies SIGNED by the trio of authors, by introducer Dean R. Koontz, and by Phil Parks. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket with wraparound cover art by Parks; in cloth-covered slipcase. 
Sampler of original dark fantasy and horror short stories by three of the field's most notable authors; illustrated by Phil Parks; introduction by Dean Koontz. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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76 (Night Visions). Wiater, Stanley, editor NIGHT VISIONS 7
Arlington Hts., Illinois: Dark Harvest, 1989. 0913165506 / 9780913165508 First edition, deluxe limited issue. One of 550 numbered copies SIGNED by Laymon, Williamson, Wiater and illustrators Wendy and Charles Lang. Hardcover. Very fine in pictorial dust jacket and cloth-covered slipcase. Wraparound color cover art and interior illustrations by the Langs. 
All original tales of "horror and dark fantasy" by Richard Laymon, Chet Williamson and Gary Brandner; with an introduction by Wiater. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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77 (Nuetzel, Charles). Davidson, John WOMAN TRAP
Los Angeles, California: Uptown Books, 1962. First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Uptown Book No. 705; cover price, $.50. Mass market paperback. Fine in color photo-pictorial wraps. PBO sleaze by Charles Nuetzel under pseudonymn. The author has SIGNED this copy as both Nuetzel and Davidson. 
"She was the kind of creature that convulsed into a sea of rippling heated waves, thrashing and squirming as if she hadn't had a man in years, when the truth was that the more she made love, the wilder she became." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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78 (O'Hara, John). Wolff, Geoffrey THE ART OF BURNING BRIDGES: A Life of John O'Hara
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2003. 0679427716 / 9780679427711 First edition, first printing. Boldly SIGNED and dated by the author, Geoffrey Wolff, to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 373 pages; notes, bibliography, and an index. Illustrated with 8 pages of photos. 
Wolff, the acclaimed author of novels, essays, and non-fiction, attempts in this literary biography to reveal the "hugely complicated" and enigmatic writer who was accorded great importance in his time with accomplishments that are still undeniable. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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79 (Ormandy, Eugene). Kupferberg, Herbert THOSE FABULOUS PHILADELPHIANS: The Life and Times of a Great Orchestra
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1969). First edition. Appendices of orchestra members, premieres and discography. Index. Illustrated with photographs. Hardcover. Textblock uniformly age-toned, page edges evince a suggestion of dust-soiling, else a near fine copy in black cloth; in a price-clipped, age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows a tiny closed edge tear to the upper spine panel, and minor edgewear. 
History of the pioneering orchestra led until 1969 by only two conductors, Leopold Stokowksi and Eugene Ormandy. Inscribed, in part, thus: "For Jacques, on the happy occasion of your return..." SIGNED and dated (March 14, 1970) by Ormandy. Scarce thus. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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80 (Peters, Ellis). Lewis, Margaret EDITH PARGETER: ELLIS PETERS
(Midglamorgan, Wales): Seren, (1994). 1854111280 / 9781854111289 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author, Margaret Lewis. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Octavo. 150 pages. Frontispiece map and photographic plates. 
This book in the Border Lines series proves to be an admirable and incisive guide to the two faces of the prolific and popular author, Edith Pargeter, who is better known as Ellis Peters--the author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael. Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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