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Ex Occidente/Passport Levant: Romania.

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All God's Angels, Beware! (presentation copy from the author)., Crisp,  Quentin S.
1 Crisp, Quentin S.All God's Angels, Beware! (presentation copy from the author). 26885
Ex Occidente Press: Romania. 2009.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Collects ten stories: 336 pages. Limited to 350 copies. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED AND DATED IN 2010 TO A FELLOW UK WEIRD FICTION WRITER.

''the house of literary Romanticism has fallen into sad disrepair. Through its dusty passages are to be heard only the muffled, shivering voices of its ghosts, like the last lingering echoes of some forgotten passion in a lunatic asylum. It has been said that, in the grounds of this ruin, was a hothouse where Romanticism showed its last, grotesque bloom in the form of H. P. Lovecraft, since when the grey desolation of realism has swept over all in a fungoid blight. And yet, there remains a kind of life here, perhaps stranger still than previous blooms, in a weedy and overgrown flowerbed, under the name of Quentin S. Crisp. All God’s Angels, Beware!, the fourth collection of fiction from the contemporary British master of dementia, gathers together for the first time ten examples of Crisp’s own unique species of decayed Romanticism''.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 175.00 GBP
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Mad Matinee In Baku (100 numbered copies)., Power,  Albert
2 Power, AlbertMad Matinee In Baku (100 numbered copies). 28934
Passport Levant: Bucharest, Romania. 2010.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Weird novella. LIMITED EDITION: 100 numbered hardcover copies.

''in June 1962 an unusual novelty arrives in Baku. This is the roving troupe of Pan Soviet Players from Moscow, their aim to stage a performance of the obscure eighteenth-century play, The Mysterious Mother by Horace Walpole. Among this curious crew of actors, leading lady Petrina Yurebian carries a terrible secret from her girlhood years in the strife-torn enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. With her is her thirteen-year-old daughter, Marinitsa, a child of outstanding loveliness who draws lustful eyes from the arts interlocutor of the Azerbaijani Supreme Soviet, Alim Ibrahim. He too bears a past from the ravages of Nagorno-Karabakh, a past that reaches further back still – to the opposite side of the continent of Europe. While a mad matinée is performed in Baku, in which simulacra of dead authors intrude, innocent Marinitsa and oleaginous Alim embark on a tour through the city: a tour that Alim intends will culminate in a gorgeously upholstered cellar beneath the warren of interlocking streets that is Icheri Shähär - the castellated ancient city of the caravanserais of the khans. Out of the peril which yawns before Marinitsa comes spiritual reclamation at a price. Forty-eight years further on, the aged representative of a religious community in Ireland journeys to Baku in quest of Petrina Yurebian, who has since died. His mission to follow the trail of a predatory renegade from the order who had fled in the 1940s. The fleer had been Liam O Briain but the same man was known to have been known to the Pan Soviet Players as Alim Ibrahim of Baku. Instead of Petrina, the elderly brother meets Marinitsa, now sixty-one years old, and alone, from whom he learns the terrible tale of the blight of her life and of her mother’s life: a tale that conceals, like a sleek spider at its heart, a treacherous lecherous interlocutor - named Alim Ibrahim''.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 30.00 GBP
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