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1 (Barker, Clive). Brown, Michael, editor DREAD: THE OFFICIAL CLIVE BARKER NEWSLETTER: ISSUES 1-12, PLUS SUMMER SPECIAL #1
Staten Island, New York: Phantom Press, 1991-1993. First edition: 13 issues of the bi-monthly newsletter/magazine. Fine, as new, staplebound within illustrated wraps--at first, simple black-and-white illustrated 20lb covers, which eventually evolve into slick, cardstock weight, color-illustrated covers. 
The full run of the illustrated newsletter devoted to Barker's book, film, and art projects. Many covers are illustrated with Barker artwork or with stills from his films. Quite scarce! 
Price: 300.00 USD
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2 (Burroughs, Edgar Rice). McWhorter, George T. THE BURROUGHS BULLETIN, NUMBER 39: SUMMER, 1999
Louisville, KY: The Burroughs Bibliophiles, Inc., 1999. First edition, first printing: staplebound periodical. Magazine. Fine, in stiff color-illustrated wraps. 36 pages, printed throughout on coated stock. Generously illustrated in black-and-white. 
Issue of the ERB fanzine, a quite sophisticated publication, this number features a piece by Irwin Porges on Burroughs's long-lost "first" story, coverage of the Disney adaptation of TARZAN, articles on Tarzan comics (Van Hise), gallery of Mike Cho, more. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 (Cabell, James Branch). Davis, Joe Lee JAMES BRANCH CABELL
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1962). 0805701206 / 9780805701203 Reprint. Twayne United States Author Series: TUSAS 21. With listing of Twayne titles on reverse of dust jacket. Hardcover. Hint of discoloration to the dark blue endsheets (as usual), mild age-toning to pages, light rubbing to front cover eagle device, else fine, in blue binding with gilt stamping; in a price-clipped, lightly rubbed, faintly age-toned, near fine dust jacket. 
Objective in method and impartial in tone, this study of the eccentric Virginia fantasist reveals Cabell to be a writer of great versatility and originality. 174 pages, including index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 (Cabell, James Branch). MacDonald, Edgar JAMES BRANCH CABELL AND RICHMOND-IN-VIRGINIA
Jackson: University Press of Mississipi, (1993). 08705622X First edition. Fine in a photo-pictorial jacket. Index, works cited. Illustrated with photographs printed on coated stock. 
The reputation of the unique fabulist, quintessential Virginian, and one-time household literary name has been in eclipses for decades, and this definitive biography seeks to restore to Cabell the recognition the author believes he deserves. 373 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 (Cabell, James Branch). Van Doren, Carl JAMES BRANCH CABELL
New York: The Literary Guild, 1932. Reprint of the new and revised edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in cloth-backed patterned boards; no dust jacket. 
This early study, from the Modern American Writers series, includes discussions of Cabell Minor, Cabell Major, and Scholia. 89 pages including a bibliography. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 (Clarke, Arthur C.). Olander, Joseph D. and Grenberg, Martin Harry, editors ARTHUR C. CLARKE
New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, (1977). First edition. Hardcover. Light foxing to the top page edges, otherwise a near fine copy in dust jacket with a lightly faded spine, several tiny tears with attending creases to the upper rear panel, and with a one-inch creased snag to the fore-edge of the front panel. 
Nine erudite contributors compile this exploration of Clarke through his works. A volume from the WRITERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY SERIES. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 (Corman, Roger). Naha, Ed THE FILMS OF ROGER CORMAN: Brillance on a Budget
New York: Arco Publishing, Inc., (1982). 0668053089 / 9780668053082 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, in a color pictorial dust jacket. Quarto. 209 pages; indexed. 
The incredible history of Hollywood's greatest maverick--Roger Corman, the producer and director of low-budget films, many of which are exploitation, and some of which have an established critical reputation. Black-and-white photographs and stills. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 (Craven, Wes). Robb, Brian J. SCREAMS & NIGHTMARES: The Films of Wes Craven
Woodstock/New York: Overlook Press, (1998). 0879519185 / 9780879519186 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in black boards; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Printed throughout on coated stock; quarto. 191 pages. Illustrated in black-and-white. 
"Through personal interviews, secondary sources, and a wealth of photos, film-idol biographer Robb provides a sometimes worshipful picture of the Ohio-born, Fundamentalist-raised director" of SCREAM and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 (Dick, Philip K.) Sutin, Lawrence DIVINE INVASIONS: A Life of Philip K. Dick
New York: Harmony Books, (1989). 0517572044 / 9780517572047 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in a lightly age-toned and mildly rubbed pictorial dust jacket with photo-portrait of Dick by Frank Ronan. Illustrated with photographs printed on coated stock. 
First full-scale biography of the visionary and influential sf author whose reputation and readership continue to grow. "This is the man I knew."--from the foreword by Dick's literary executor, Paul Williams. Chronological survey, notes, bibliography. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 (Dick, Philip K.) Vest, Jason P. FUTURE IMPERFECT
Westport, Connecticut/London: Praeger, (2007). 0275991717 / 9780275991715 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in black cloth with silver titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 223 pages; notes; bibliography; films cited; and index. 
Vest discusses film interpretations of Dick's sci-fi ruminations in regards to human nature in an increasingly technological world. Eight substantial criticisms illustrate how well each film expands, extrapolates and departs from Dick's vision. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 (Dunsany, Lord). Littlefield, Hazel LORD DUNSANY: King of Dreams, A Personal Portrait
New York: Exposition Press, (1959). B0007DO7EA First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in orange binding with brown lettering; in a lightly worn about near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. [148] pages; illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts in a central gallery. 
"It is a strange and well-nigh incredible fact that this man, who combined in himself the qualities of warrior, adventurer and sportsman with those of the bard and seer, has not hitherto been the subject of any biography."--Stanton Coblentz, foreword. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 (Garner, Alan). Philip, Neil A FINE ANGER: A Critical Introduction to the Work of Alan Garner
(New York): Philomel Books, (1981). 0399208283 / 9780399208287 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very mild crimp to spine crown, one very small, very pale patch of stain to a preliminary page, else a near fine copy in gilt-stamped brown cloth; in a rubbed dust jacket. 
Unusual critical study of the novels of the unclassifiable Garner, whose original, powerful and eloquent works of mythopoetic fantasy include THE WEIRDSTONE OF BRISINGAMEN, ELIDOR, THE OWL SERVICE and THE RED SHIFT. Notes, index, bibliographies. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 (Golding, William). Olsen, Kirsten UNDERSTANDING LORD OF THE FLIES: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents
Westport, Connecticut/London: Greenwood Press, (2000). 0313307237 / 9780313307232 First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Lower spine and corner tips lightly crimped, else near fine in laminated boards; no dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 212 pages; indexed. Photographs. 
"...deals with the concepts of civilization and savagery and British Imperialism, and then goes on to describe the British school system. She also covers religion as it relates to the novel and the nature of man from a biological perspective."--SLJ. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 (Hearn, Lafcadio). Murray, Paul A FANTASTIC JOURNEY: The Life and Literature of Lafcadio Hearn
Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent: Japan Library, (1993). 1873410239 / 9781873410233 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint age-toning to the pages, else fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"This engaging work tells a story of great intrinsic interest. It has much for those intrigued by the life and culture of Japan and also for the many students of the Anglo-Irish literary tradition."--PW. 379 pages, indexed. Illustrated. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 (Howard, Robert E.) Gianni, Gary ROBERT E. HOWARD'S BRAN MAK MORN
(Kent, England): Wandering Star, (2000). First edition, first printing: a chapbook original, one of three thousand copies printed. Fine, in staplebound illustrated cardstock wraps. Introduction by Al Williamson. 
Snatches of Howardian verse are sprinkled througout this chapbook of sketches and preliminary drawings produced by Gianni to illustrate Wandering Star's omnibus volume collecting all Howard's tales of the doomed lost race and its tragic warrior king. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 (Howard, Robert E.) Van Hise, James, editor THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD
(Yucca Valley, California): (James Van Hise), (2001). Second printing. Large format softcover. Very fine in illustrated wraps. Large quarto. Studded with scores of b&w illustrations: reproductions of artwork from pulp and book publications, and new original art inspired by Howard. Full-color jacket art by Steve Firchow. 
A compendious collection of articles and essays about the author of the Conan series; contributions by Van Hise, Rusty Burke, Rick McCollum, and many more. 
Price: 17.95 USD
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17 (Hubbard, L. Ron). Widder, William J. THE FICTION OF L. RON HUBBARD: A Comprehensive Bibliography & Reference Guide to Published and Selected Unpublished Works
(Los Angeles): (Bridge Publications, Inc.), (1994). 0884049361 / 9780884049364 First edition. Hardcover. As new in turquoise cloth. No dust jacket as issued. Large octavo; 373 pp. Illustrated with a gallery of photo-reproductions printed on coated stock. 
Includes a foreword by Stephen V. Whaley, a preface by Widder and an introduction by Jana Blythe. With chronologies of Hubbard's life, bibliographies, letters, critical appreciations, an introduction to BATTLEFIELD EARTH, three indexes, and more. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 (Karloff, Boris). Underwood, Peter KARLOFF: The Life of Boris Karloff
(New York, N.Y.): Drake Publishers, Inc., (1972). 0877492581 / 9780877492580 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Upper spine edge slightly bumped, near fine in terra-cotta boards with gilt spine titles; in a rubbed and slightly edgeworn, very good to near fine, photo-pictorial dust jacket. Frontispiece photo of Karloff. 
Breakthrough biography of the horror icon, illustrated with b&w photos reproduced on coated stock inserts, and with an appendix of the films in which he appeared. 238 pages, indexed. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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19 (Kipling, Rudyard; Haggard, H. Rider). Leibfried, Philip RUDYARD KIPLING AND SIR HENRY RIDER HAGGARD ON SCREEN, STAGE, RADIO AND TELEVISION
Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (2000). 0786407077 / 9780786407071 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, a new book, in laminated, photo-pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued. Large octavo. 214 pages, including index and bibliography. Illustrated with film stills reproduced intext. 
Each literary work by these two premiere purveyors of exotic adventure yarns is summarized and followed by a complete filmography and analysis. Separate sections provide information on adaptations created for the radio, stage, and television. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 (Lewton, Val). Telotte, J.P. DREAMS OF DARKNESS: Fantasy and Films of Val Lewton
Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, (1985). 0252011546 / 9780252011542 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"An exceptional work of film analysis. Illuminates the shadowy world of Lewton's famous RKO films and provides important new perspectives on the horror film genre."--Richard B. Jewell. 223 pages, indexed. Illustrated. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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