New and Interesting
This copy comes with a signed typed letter from the publisher to the former owner. A very personal letter about family, August Derleth, Arkham House, and Pets.
Published by Gerry de la Ree, 1971.
[Limited to 450 copies.]
The wrapper contains the following art.
Cover – Virgil Finlay by Charlie McGill.
Inside front cover – self portrait, 1933.
Inside back cover – a typical group of Finlay monsters.
Back cover – Illustration for the “Challenge”, 1932.
The portfolio contains 20 unnumbered plates with 21 black and white drawings in total.
A self portrait, full face, 1933.
Portrait of a friend, Bob Abson, 1933.
Drying Hair, Dec. 26, 1933.
Lady Godiva, Dec. 27, 1933.
Knight and Lady, Dec. 27, 1933
Design for A Dream’s Desertion, 1934.
Design for Awakening, 1934.
Interpretation of a Theme (long-haired girl), 1944.
Girl with Bow, 1934.
Ghost and Tom, 1934.
Nude girl, 1934.
Pencil sketch of a bearded man.
“The Last Martian” – incomplete drawing for Stanley G. Weinbaum’s poem, 1935.
Girl’s head and tree – unfinished, 1935.
Design on Daughters of the Lioness, Sept. 9, 1935.
Scull Face, 1935.
Romeo and Juliet – Juliet prepares to take poison, 1937.
Romeo and Juliet – duelling scene, 1937.
Sketches for April, 1937 WEIRD TALES cover, Jan. 2, 1937
The Hobbit – Bilbo born aloft, page 118 of book, 1964.
The plate with two drawings is ‘Sketches for April, 1937 WEIRD TALES cover’.
The drawing of ‘The Hobbit’ is the only drawing that Virgil Finlay made for an envisaged illustrated edition of that book. The portfolio is the first appearance of the drawing in a publication. For more information of this drawing refer to The History of Virgil Finlay’s drawing for J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’.
The drawing ‘Scull Face’ was used as cover of the softcover version of the booklet Golgotha: A Phantasm, by Charles D. Gardette.
This copy is in fine condition with only very light shelfwear
“Clive Barker has long wanted to realize all six volumes in a single edition. This, the first and only complete edition, includes a new preface by Peter Atkins and–for the first time in North America in any edition, the final story of ‘The Books of Blood’–”On Jerusalem Street.”
This is an inscribed first edition hardcover. Inscription reads, “To Mike, very best wishes Clive Barker”
Book is in fine unread condition.
Jonathan Bacon., Lamoni, IA:, 1976. 1st edition. Chapbook in stapled wrappers. 1st Printing. Contains a selection of letters by Robert E. Howard to H.P. Lovecraft, R.H. Barlow, August Derleth, Clark Ashton Smith and others plus an illustrated Howard Alphabet.
This book is limited to only 1000 signed copies. Copies is signed by by the editor. Book is in fine condition.
The contents of this book are from the personal collection of Gerry de la Ree, but are printed with the permission of Clark Asthon Smith’s widow, the late Carol Jones Smith.
This is number 49 and is published for the Hyperborian League.
Book is in near fine condition. Looks to have never been read.
Hardcover Limited Edition of 450 signed and numbered copies bound in full-cloth and Smyth sewn
Book is expected to ship in late Fall 2012
About the Book
The Buffalo Hunter chronicles the fixations of a 35-year-old man who numbs his fear of women in some very unusual ways. This Peter Straub novella was inspired by an art opening that stuck with the author longer than expected, leading him to purchase an unusual number of baby bottles and discover the haunting story of Bobby Bunting in the process…
About the Inspiration:
“(The Buffalo Hunter) was inspired by a show — an art opening. Her work is often primal, and this show included several beds with baby bottles lashed to them. The next morning, as soon as I woke up, I wondered what that kind of thing would look like if it were made without any artistic impulse. And what kind of person would make it? That morning, I went out and bought a bunch of baby bottles. Bobby Bunting came into view very early on. I knew I wanted to write a novella, and I had so much fun that it turned out to be a little longer than I had expected it to be.”
— Peter Straub