We’ve had some very cool new items arrive this week.
All of these items are rare and we likely have only one in stock. Books will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Click on the image to get more information and to secure your copy.
1/1000 copies signed by the illustrator Fernando Duval. Oversize, oblong format [13.5" x 9.5"] hardcover with silver gilt pictorial design lettering against a black “leather” background, 95 pages, with dozens of color illustrations plus pictorial endpapers.
Copy is in near fine condition. Beautiful copy of this title with many illustrations.
A very rare Advance Readers Copy of Sesqua Valley and Other Haunts by W. H. Pugmire 2003. Also included is the original letter sent to reviewers signed by the publisher. This is likely one of the rarest Wilum Pugmire titles in existence. Book is spiral bound in near fine condition with accompanying signed letter from the publisher.
Contents: O, Christmas Tree The Ones Who Bow Before Me Born In Strange Shadow Another Flesh Immortal Remains Selene The Darkest Star The Songs of Sesqua Valley The Heritage of Hunger The Imp of Aether The Million-Shadow One The Child of Dark Mania The Hands That Reek and Smoke The Host of Haunted Air The Woven Offspring The Place of Old Insanity The Zanies of Sorrow Beneath An Autumn Moon
There is an ancient evil lurking in the mountains of California. One peak over from Friendly, California, there is another, darker place. In that place there are two churches. Displaced from a time and place far distance, an ancient carving watches from an alcove above the door of a broken down, nearly forgotten church. When the evil it embodies reaches out and snags the soul of Silas Greene, roots creep down into the mountain and out into everything they touch. There is another church on the mountain. It is made of stone, carved into the stone of the mountain, and also all but forgotten.
A message goes out to Abraham Carlson. “He’s Back. Come home, boy.” When young Abraham returns to the mountain, and to that stone church, a battle is rejoined that should have ended decades in the past. When the cleansing began – and was never completed. The only question is, does Abraham have the strength…or will he, and everyone he loves, fall into the depths of those evil, ancient eyes…
Book is in new unread condition
One of only 26 leather bound hardcover copies, with custom endpapers, illustrated signature sheet, custom traycase, Handmade resin sculpture, Silk Ribbon marker. Very unique production. Click image tab for more pictures.
The Checklist of Fantastic Literature is a bibliography of English language science fiction, fantasy and weird books compiled and edited by Everett F. Bleiler with a preface by Melvin Korshak and a cover by Hannes Bok.
This was the first title from Shasta Publishers. The bibliography is nearly complete and lists over 5,000 titles published prior to 1949. The books are listed by author and indexed by title. Willy Ley described it as “indispensable to librarians, book dealers, and especially antiquarians.
Book is in very good condition, with some toning due to age, small chipping and shelfwear. A very tough to find book and a must have for the fantastic literature antiquarian. Second printing.
The Trail of Cthulhu is a series of interconnected short stories written by August Derleth as part of the Cthulhu Mythos genre of horror fiction. The stories chronicle the struggles of Laban Shrewsbury and his companions against the Great Old Ones, particularly Cthulhu.
The stories, with their date of first publication, are:
“The House on Curwen Street” (“The Trail of Cthulhu”) (March 1944)
“The Watcher from the Sky” (July 1945)
“The Gorge Beyond Salapunco” (“The Testament of Claiborne Boyd”) (March 1949)
“The Keeper of the Key” (May 1951)
“The Black Island” (January 1952)
“A Note on the Cthulhu Mythos”
This is a first British hardcover edition. Book is in near fine condition with a price clipped dust jacket else fine.