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O01HF. Ashley, M, Who’s Who in Horror & Fantasy Fiction, 1st edition, Elm Tree/ Hamish Hamilton 1977, 8vo, blue cloth, 240pp. A useful reference work. Book plate to front pastedown, otherwise near fine in like d/w £3.50

O001. Beckford, W, Vathek, 1787, Four Square pbk. 1966, 122pp + advertisements. Classic novel featuring an Arab Caliph in search of the secrets of the universe. This version also contains explanatory notes. Covers a little edge-worn, spine leaning slightly. First and last pages a little spotted, text lightly tanned, otherwise clean and tight. Good + £1.50

O2A. Clark, F.C, Sketches of New England Life: Susan’s Obituary, 1st and only edition , Moshassuck Press 1996, 4to, polished dark green buckram, 4 + 196pp, with a frontispiece and 4 full page illustrations by Robert H. Knox and 2pp photographs (on ordinary paper). Edited, and with appendices by Kenneth W. Faig Jr. The text of a previously unpublished novel of New England life taken from a manuscript copy in the Brown University archives. The author’s nephew was H.P Lovecraft. The substantiual appendices give bibliographical and biographical imformation detailing the author’s close connections with Lovecraft and its reflections in the latter’s own fiction. A near mint copy of a scarce item of Lovecraftian interest, of which only 100 copies are known to have been printed £48

O3. Daniels, L, Living in Fear: A History of Horror in the Mass Media, Scribner's 1975, 4to, decorated mauve cloth, 8 +248pp incl. index, many photo illustrations, some full page. An entertaining look at horror in film, story, magazines, poetry, plays and comics. Includes a chapter on the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and 8 short stories, including Machen, Lovecraft and M.R James. V. good + in like d/w £18

O3AB. Derleth, A, The Mask of Cthulhu, 1974, Grafton pbk. 1988, 204pp. Six tales based on Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Edges of text block lightly tanned, minor rubbing to edges of covers, contents clean and tight.  Very good £2

O4B. Haining, P (editor), Weird Tales volume one, 1976, Sphere pbk. 1978, 238pp. A selection of stories from horror fantasy classic Weird Tales. Contributors include Robert E Howard, August Derleth, Clark Ashton Smith, and Seabury Quinn. Reading crease to spine, some light edge wear to covers. Tiny dent to top of front cover causing slight indent at top of first few margins. Text lightly tanning. Good + £3

O4AA. Howard, R.E, Tigers of the Sea, Zebra Books pbk. 1975, 188pp, with 4 full page illustrations by Tim Kirk. Edited and introduced by Richard L. Tierney, and with his signature to title page. Fantasy novel in the Conan mould, introducing and featuring Cormac Macart. The first soft cover issue of the special illustrated edition. A couple of small ink annotations to margins, inside of covers and margins of first and last leaves spotted, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £2.50

O4BB. (Hubbard, L Ron), Miller, R, Bare-Faced Messiah, 1987, Slivertail Books 2014, 8vo, black cloth with silver titles to spine, 6 + 394pp. A controversial true story of the man behind Scientology. Tiny chip/ hole to front fold of dust wrapper otherwise near fine in like d/w £6

O6F. Lovecraft, H.P, Criticism of Amateur Verse: A Selection from the Critical Department of the National Amateur, 1st edition thus, Moshassuck Press 1998, 4to, stapled cover sheets, 96pp ( 48pp of text printed on one side of the leaf only), introduction by Kenneth W. Faig. Selections penned by Lovecraft between 1931 and 1935, and including a number of facsimiles. A few tiny pin head sized shallow indents to front cover sheet near staples otherwise fine £6

O6S. Lovecraft, H.P. & Others, The Ideal Amateur Symposium, 1st edition thus, Moshassuck Press, no date, c.1990s, 4to, 24pp (12pp text printed on one side of the leaf only), introduction by Kenneth W. Faig. Essays by Lovecraft, R.W Babcock, E.A Edkins and R.M Macauley; originally printed in The National Amateur volume 62, number 3 1940. Near fine £3.50

O6T. Lovecraft, H.P & Others, New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, 1980, 1st U.K edition, Grafton pbk. 1988, 335pp, edited by Ramsey Campbell. Includes Lovecraft and M.S. Warnes collaboration The Black Tome of Alsophocus and other Mythos stories by the editor, Stephen King, Brian Lumley, and others. Light reading creases to spine, edges rubbed, blank insides of covers browned, text clean and tight. Very good - £6

O6U. Lovecraft, H.P, Boy in Summer, Centenary edition, Moshassuck Press 1996, 8vo, stapled printed paper wraps, 4pp. Edition limited to 100 copies, with a signed presentation inscription by publisher Ken W. Faig to the inside of the front wrapper. Lovecraft’s reminiscences of a boyhood visit to Rhode Island in 1896. Minor marks to covers. Very good £3

O7MA. Marquis de Sade, Justine, or the Misfortunes of Virtue, 1791, 1st English translation, Paris 1884 (but Isadore Liseux 1889?), large 8vo, contemporary half brown calf over brown marbled papered boards, spine in compartments with raised bands, gilt rules and decorations, top edge gilt, marbled end papers, gilt title label to spine (Opus Sadicum), 8 + 388pp + a frontispiece (of 392pp, seemingly lacking the publisher’s title page and limitation leaf but textually complete). Written whist imprisoned in the Bastille during 1787, this erotic classic was first published in the Netherlands in 1791, with the first French edition appearing in 1884. I am unsure of the exact provenance of this particular copy, which appears from the paper and binding, to be the same as the Liseux edition of 1889 which was limited to 250 copies, but bound without their title page and limitation leaf, bearing only the title page of the 1791 edition as reprinted by Liseux. The date of 1884 is most likely spurious, although this may have been an advanced show copy, or possibly an early pirate issue, although the latter are generally on inferior paper, so a bit of an enigma. Binding marked in places, edges and joints rather rubbed, spine cocked with pronounced forward lean, end papers split at gutters, particularly noticeable to the front end paper resulting in the outer edge of the text block sitting proud of the front board. Text complete and still solidly bound, but with some occasional foxing or browning, mainly to margins, a couple of leaves are soiled, minor chip to one margin, not affecting text, which is all still perfectly readable. A fair reading copy of what appears to be the very scarce first English issue of this classic work, and the bones of a better copy if recased in the current binding with new end papers £45

O8AB. Morrison, A, Cunning Murrell: A Tale of Witchcraft and Smuggling, 1900, 2nd issue, Boydell Press 1977,  Cr8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 8 + 310pp; a novel based on the real life of James “cunning” Murrell, the last of the great Essex cunning men. Although most of Murrell’s papers were destroyed following his death in 1860, the novel is based on knowledge obtained through his son ‘Buck’, and therefore provides a valuable insight into Murrell’s little known magical methods. Top edge of text block darkened and spotted otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, a very good + copy in very good (a couple of minor marks, spine panel slightly faded, price clipped) d/w £14

09AP. Poe, E.A, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, 1919, Chancellor Press 1985, 4to, black cloth, 383pp + 24 plates and vignettes by Harry Clarke. 29 classic tales, including Morella, Ligea, the Pit and the Pendulem, , the Tell tale Heart, etc. A facsimile of the original edition. very slight mark to foot of front cover, otherwise a v.good +, clean, tight copy in like d/w £5

O9S. Summers, M (collected by), The Grimoire and other Supernatural Stories, 1st edition, Fortune Press, no date (1936), Cr8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 36 + 296pp + a frontispiece, fore and lower edges uncut; a collection of 14 supernatural stories together with an introduction by Summers. The stories include the first publication of Summers’ The Grimoire, together with The Vampyre by John Polidori and three tales by Sheridan Le Fanu. Corners, Joints and spine ends rather worn, slightly affecting final word of publisher’s imprint, patchy soiling to covers, gift inscription to front end paper, some occasional minor spots to margins, text clean and tight, overall, a good and internally better copy of the first issue which has become quite scarce £35

O10BB. Thompson, E.B (translator), The Complete Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, New Humanity Books 8vo pbk. 1990, 200pp; the first complete poetical translation of Khayyam’s Sufi masterpiece, Fitzgerald’s popular translation often being inaccurate and featuring less than one tenth of the original text; light rubbing to corners, a few faint marks to rear cover, trivial soiling to edges of text block, internally clean and tight, very good £6

O10D. Tyson, D, Necronomicon, 1st edition, 1st printing, Llewellyn large 8vo pbk. 2004, 18 + 269pp, with many illustrations in the text. Another version of Lovecraft’s Necronomicon based on the fictional wanderings of the mad Arab Abdul Alhazred. Top edge of text block slightly darkened, minor bumping to corners, internally clean and tight. Very good £5