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   -Arkham House: Sauk City, Wisconsin.
   -Ash-Tree Press.
   -Ex Occidente/Passport Levant: Romania.
   -Fedogan & Bremer: Minneapolis.
   -Haffner Press: Michigan.
   -Hippocampus Press: NY.
   -Kerosina: Worcester Park.
   -Kinnell: London.
   -Midnight House: Seattle, CA.
   -Morrigan Publications: Bath.
   -PS Publishing: Harrogate.
   -Pumpkin Books: Nottingham.
   -Sarob Press: Wales.
   -Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire.

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Off The Sand Road: Ghost Stories Volume One., Kirk,  Russell
201 Kirk, RussellOff The Sand Road: Ghost Stories Volume One. 10148
Ash-Tree Press. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects thirteen stories: edited and with an introduction by, John Pelan. The first of two volumes from the publisher. 500 copies printed.

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Watchers At The Strait Gate., Kirk,  Russell
202 Kirk, RussellWatchers At The Strait Gate. 02981
Arkham House: Sauk City, Wisconsin. 1984.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of ten ghost and supernatural stories: plus an introductory essay, ''A Cautionary Note on the Ghostly Tale'', by the author.

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The Astonished Eye., Knight,  Tracy
203 Knight, TracyThe Astonished Eye. 06334
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2001.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Introduction by Philip Jose Farmer: cover art by Alan M. Clark. 500 numbered copies signed by the author, artist and Philip Jose Farmer.

''when a UFO crash-lands in Elderton, Illinois, which reporter should The Astonished Eye, one of the country's most infamous tabloid newspapers, send to investiate? Why, Ben Savitch, of course! After all, he was born in this backwater town and that might just give him the edge when it comes to finding out the truth. And he might finally realize a shot-glass of fame and meaning in his otherwise lacklustre career. But what starts as a search for the perfect Eye story quickly transforms into something more momentous than Savitch ever could have imagined. The mystery of a stranded extrterrestrial pales in comparison to the powerful yet fragile magic that already exists in Elderton: Almo Parrish can infallibly predict the first autumn leaf to fall each year, and believes he is the last surviving Munchkin from the Wizard of Oz movie; Chandler Quinn can build or repair anything, including otherworldly machines; little Vida Proust lumbers around town because the gentle inhabitants of Elderton are too polite to tell her the truth of her existence (or lack thereof); and poor Frank Shepard is a flickering wraith of a man, a reanimated superhero who has forgotten how to fly. As Savitch pursues his story, his homecoming coincides with unthinkable events that not only threaten the town's tranquility, but also alter each intersecting life and transform the very fabric of reality itself''.


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East Of Laughter (signed/slipcased)., Lafferty,  R. A.
204 Lafferty, R. A.East Of Laughter (signed/slipcased). 04616
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1988.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. LIMITED EDITION: 250 numbered copies signed by the author and Gene Wolfe. The slipcased edition also contains an additional short story The Story Of Little Briar-Rose by Lafferty and a 13-page afterword, ''Scribbling Giant'', by Gene Wolfe, neither of which is available in the trade edition.

''there have always been the Twenty One Pillars of Rectitude who sustain the World; Seven Saints to insure the sanity of the World; Seven Technicians to insure it's correct mechanical working; and Seven Scribbling Giants to write it's scenarios and histories. The Saints and Technicians were always in plentiful supply. But not the Scribbling Giants. So when Atrox Fabulinus, the greatest of the Scribbling Giants, was most foully murdered with his own nine-foot goose feather quill, the World staggered with the collapse of it's most sustaining pillar.''


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East Of Laughter., Lafferty,  R. A.
205 Lafferty, R. A.East Of Laughter. 04437
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1988.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''there have always been the Twenty One Pillars of Rectitude who sustain the World; Seven Saints to insure the sanity of the World; Seven Technicians to insure it's correct mechanical working; and Seven Scribbling Giants to write it's scenarios and histories. The Saints and Technicians were always in plentiful supply. But not the Scribbling Giants. So when Atrox Fabulinus, the greatest of the Scribbling Giants, was most foully murdered with his own nine-foot goose feather quill, the World staggered with the collapse of it's most sustaining pillar''.


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Serpent's Egg (+ colour poster), Lafferty,  R. A.
206 Lafferty, R. A.Serpent's Egg (+ colour poster) 03805
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF/Fantasy novel. 750 copies printed. Laid in is a publisher's press release plus colour poster for the book (folded twice).

''It was the End of Summer of the year 2035. The Global Village that was the World was ruled by a Kangaroo Court of Compassionate Aldermen who ordered assassinations when it was deemed to be for the common good. As a sign of their openness, they were always experimenting to find new ways of looking at the World. Most of these experiments would fail; some of them would succeed to an extent; and others would succeed only to well, and so would have to be crushed in the shell for the good of the World.''


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Serpent's Egg (signed/limited edition + extra story)., Lafferty,  R. A.
207 Lafferty, R. A.Serpent's Egg (signed/limited edition + extra story). 02567
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF/Fantasy novel. LIMITED EDITION: 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Note: this edition includes an extra story Gray Ghost; A Reminiscence, by Lafferty, not present in the trade edition. There was no slipcase issued with this book.

''it was the End of Summer of the year 2035. The Global Village that was the World was ruled by a Kangaroo Court of Compassionate Aldermen who ordered assassinations when it was deemed to be for the common good. As a sign of their openness, they were always experimenting to find new ways of looking at the World. Most of these experiments would fail; some of them would succeed to an extent; and others would succeed only to well, and so would have to be crushed in the shell for the good of the World.''.


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Serpent's Egg., Lafferty,  R. A.
208 Lafferty, R. A.Serpent's Egg. 02569
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF/Fantasy novel. 750 copies printed.

''there have always been the Twenty One Pillars of Rectitude who sustain the World; Seven Saints to insure the sanity of the World; Seven Technicians to insure it's correct mechanical working; and Seven Scribbling Giants to write it's scenarios and histories. The Saints and Technicians were always in plentiful supply. But not the Scribbling Giants. So when Atrox Fabulinus, the greatest of the Scribbling Giants, was most foully murdered with his own nine-foot goose feather quill, the World staggered with the collapse of it's most sustaining pillar.''


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Conference With The Dead: Tales Of Supernatural Terror., Lamsley,  Terry
209 Lamsley, TerryConference With The Dead: Tales Of Supernatural Terror. 03033
Ash-Tree Press. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects ten stories with an introduction by Ramsey Campbell. 500 copies printed.

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We Three Kids., Lanagan,  Margo
210 Lanagan, MargoWe Three Kids. 40550
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2013.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Short story. LIMITED EDITION: 500 numbered copies signed by the author. Note however, that this is unnumbered but lettered ''R'' (whether one of a smaller lettered edition I do not know.

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This Spectacular Darkness: Critical Essays., Lane,  Joel
211 Lane, JoelThis Spectacular Darkness: Critical Essays. 41788
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2016.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
338 pages: edited by Mark Valentine and John Howard. Foreword by Mark Valentine. Collects Joel Lane's essays written for Wormwood magazine (including pieces on Theodore Sturgeon, Harlan Ellison, Cornell Woolrich, Fritz Leiber, Thomas Ligotti, Ramsey Campbell, H. P. Lovecraft and Ramsey Campbell), plus other essays from other publications (including pieces on Robert Bloch, The Cthulhu Mythos, Ramsey Campbell and Robert Aickman), plus appeciations of Joel Lane's own fiction and poetry by both editors, Nina Allan and Matt Joiner. 300 hardcover copies printed.

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Where Furnaces Burn (signed by the author)., Lane,  Joel
212 Lane, JoelWhere Furnaces Burn (signed by the author). 33486
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2012.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects 26 weird/supernatural stories. Trade (unsigned) hardcover issued without dustjacket. THIS COPY HOWEVER IS SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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Dead In The West (signed by the author)., Lansdale,  Joe R.
213 Lansdale, Joe R.Dead In The West (signed by the author). 15113
Kinnell: London. 1990.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Supernatural western. .SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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Dead In The West., Lansdale,  Joe R.
214 Lansdale, Joe R.Dead In The West. 02743
Kinnell: London. 1990.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Supernatural western novel.

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The Drive-In 2: Not Just One Of Those Sequels., Lansdale,  Joe R.
215 Lansdale, Joe R.The Drive-In 2: Not Just One Of Those Sequels. 00075
Kinnell: London. 1990.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Horror novel.

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Naming Of Parts (signed/limited)., Lebbon,  Tim
216 Lebbon, TimNaming Of Parts (signed/limited). 03416
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Introduction by Steve Rasnic Tem. LIMITED EDITION: 600 copy print run of which this is one of 300 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author and Tem and illustrator Alan Clark.

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Frankenstein's Prescription., Lees,  Tim
217 Lees, TimFrankenstein's Prescription. 29439
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2011.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Supernatural novel. Limited to 300 hardcover copies.

''Hans Schneider is a drunkard and a womaniser; everyone agrees he's heading for a bad end. When he kills a fellow student in a duel, he finds himself banished to an isolated rural hospital, far from the pleasures he desires. There he meets the mysterious Dr Lavenza, and learns about Frankenstein's prescription-the secret of eternal life. Together, Schneider and Lavenza set out to collect the missing pieces of the formula. But they are not alone. From Germany to Rome, from Rome to Paris, to the failed and wretched Eden of an all-too-human God, a dreadful creature follows in their wake, bringing destruction wherever they go. Poor Schneider wants an easy time: drink, women and good company. Instead, he finds himself beset by ghosts and madmen, in a world where music brings the dead to life, and even the most terrifying monster can prove strangely sympathetic''.


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Mercy And Other Stories., Lloyd,  Rebecca
218 Lloyd, RebeccaMercy And Other Stories. 36826
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2014.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of sixteen weird/supernatural stories. 300 hardcover copies printed.

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Seven Strange Stories., Lloyd,  Rebecca
219 Lloyd, RebeccaSeven Strange Stories. 42353
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2017.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
246 pages: collects seven long weird/fantasy stories.

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Howling Hounds: The Haunting Tales Of Phil Locascio., Locascio,  Phil
220 Locascio, PhilHowling Hounds: The Haunting Tales Of Phil Locascio. 13964
Sarob Press: Wales. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of supernatural short stories by contemporary writer. LIMITED EDITION: Only 220 copies printed in total, of which this is one of 180 trade hardcover copies.

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In Mayan Splendor., Long,  Frank Belknap
221 Long, Frank BelknapIn Mayan Splendor. 17453
Arkham House: Sauk City, Wisconsin. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Poetry collection (mostly from the 1930's). 3000 copies printed.

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Monsieur de Phocas: Translated From The French With An Introduction And Afterword By Francis Amery (aka Brian Stableford)., Lorrain,  Jean
222 Lorrain, JeanMonsieur de Phocas: Translated From The French With An Introduction And Afterword By Francis Amery (aka Brian Stableford). 39545
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2015.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
300 pages: 26-page introduction and nine page afterword by Brian Stableford writing as, and indeed translating as, ''Francis Amery''.

''Monsieur de Phocas (1901) has been ranked with Huysmans’ À Rebours (1884) as the summation of the French Decadent Movement. In the novel, Jean Lorrain presents experiences of the darker side of his life in Paris as the adventures of the Duc de Fréneuse (Phocas) and his relationship with the svengaliesque English painter Claudius Ethal. Jean Lorrain, born into a shipping family in Normandy in 1855, changed his name to keep his family out of the literary controversy he courted. In his writing and life he cultivated a kind of fascinated loathing for the decadence of fin de siècle Paris: in the words of Hubert Juin, he ‘loved his epoch to the point of detestation.’ Frances Amery’s sumptuous translation brings to life the grotesque, glittering world of Monsieur de Phocas’s journal, and Amery’s masterly Introduction and Afterword describe Lorrain’s place in Montmartre, Paris and the wider literary world''.


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The Lovecraft Annual No. 4 (2010)., LOVECRAFT ANNUAL,  (ed. S. T. Joshi)
223 LOVECRAFT ANNUAL, (ed. S. T. Joshi)The Lovecraft Annual No. 4 (2010). 43055
Hippocampus Press: NY. 2010.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Volume 4 of this annual series: 216 pages.

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The Lovecraft Annual No. 6 (2012)., LOVECRAFT ANNUAL,  (ed. S. T. Joshi)
224 LOVECRAFT ANNUAL, (ed. S. T. Joshi)The Lovecraft Annual No. 6 (2012). 33006
Hippocampus Press: NY. 2012.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Volume 6 of this annual series: 236 pages.

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Dagon & Other Macabre Tales., Lovecraft,  H. P.
225 Lovecraft, H. P.Dagon & Other Macabre Tales. 02510
Arkham House: Sauk City, Wisconsin. 1965.
Second printing.
Hardcover.
Selected and with an introduction by August Derleth: Second printing with limitation statement ''Three thousand copies of this book have been printed...etc'' at the rear of the book on page 414 (the first printing stated ''Thirty-five hundred copies printed..etc'').

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From The Pest Zone: Stories From New York., Lovecraft,  H. P.
226 Lovecraft, H. P.From The Pest Zone: Stories From New York. 10742
Hippocampus Press: NY. 2003.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Collects the five stories Lovecraft wrote when living in New York 1924-1926: The Shunned House, The Horror At Red Hook, He, In The Vault and Cool Air. Edited, with a lengthy introduction and story notes by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz. 150 pages.

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The Shadow Out Of Time: The Corrected Text., Lovecraft,  H. P.
227 Lovecraft, H. P.The Shadow Out Of Time: The Corrected Text. 10743
Hippocampus Press: NY. 2001.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Lovecraft's last major story, written over four months 1934/1935, was published in Astounding Stories in June 1936: this text is taken from the author's handwritten manuscript and corrects hundreds of serious errors and mistranslations found in all subsequent printings. Edited and with a lengthy introduction, commentary and notes by S. T. Joshi and Davis E. Schultz. The full colour cover reprints the artwork by Howard V. Brown used for the cover of the original June 1936 Astounding.

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Lovecraft's New York Circle: The Kalem Club, 1924-1927., Lovecraft,  H. P. (ed. Mara Kirk Hart & S. T. Joshi)
228 Lovecraft, H. P. (ed. Mara Kirk Hart & S. T. Joshi)Lovecraft's New York Circle: The Kalem Club, 1924-1927. 18918
Hippocampus Press: NY. 2006.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
During H. P. Lovecraft's residence in New York City, his social and literary life centered upon a group of friends collectively known as the Kalem Club, so named for the initials of the surnames of original members--K, L, or M. Gatherings or meetings were frequently held in members’ homes, and particularly in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, for it was there that Lovecraft’s friend George Kirk lived, and where, in the building HPL utilized as the setting of 'Cool Air' Kirk operated his Chelsea Book Shop. From August 1924 until March 1927, George Kirk wrote almost daily to his fiancee in Cleveland, revealing many details of his interactions with the other Kalems. After nearly seventy years, the letters were discovered by Kirk’s daughter Mara Kirk Hart, who used portions of them as the basis for her fascinating chronicle of the Kalem Club, 'Walkers in the City'. Now expanding greatly upon that earlier work, she and S. T. Joshi have here assembled all the letters of George Kirk that relate information about the Kalem members and their activities during this time, together with representative writings of all the Kalem members during their most active and fruitful period.

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Essential Solitude: The Letters Of H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth: 1926-1931 (and)  1932-1937., Lovecraft,  H. P. (ed. S. T. Joshi & David E. Schultz)
229 Lovecraft, H. P. (ed. S. T. Joshi & David E. Schultz)Essential Solitude: The Letters Of H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth: 1926-1931 (and) 1932-1937. 43059
Hippocampus Press: NY. 2013.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback originals.
Two volumes: 880 pages in total. In the first volume, Lovecraft’s relations to one of his most prominent colleagues and disciples, August Derleth (1909-1971), are recounted in the hundreds of letters they exchanged beginning in 1926. The youthful Derleth first wrote to Lovecraft, via Weird Tales magazine, in regard to an obscure work of weird fiction, and their subsequent correspondence deals extensively with the history of weird fiction, the two authors’ ongoing attempts to publish stories in pulp magazines, Derleth’s evolution into a sensitive writer of regional fiction and of detective stories, and debates over such issues as spiritualism, occultism, the literary use of coincidence, points of language and style, and other matters. Especially noteworthy are several letters by Lovecraft that Derleth interpreted as giving him permission to elaborate upon Lovecraft’s pseudomythology, which Derleth named the Cthulhu Mythos. In the second volume, Lovecraft and Derleth - now noted luminaries in Weird Tales and the world of pulp magazines - continue to write letters on an almost weekly basis. Lovecraft, however, is plagued with self-doubt as a result of the rejection of At the Mountains of Madness by Weird Tales and other professional setbacks. Meanwhile, Derleth is beginning to make a name for himself in the realm of detective fiction with the creation of Solar Pons; he has also begun sensitive mainstream writing that is finding placement in prestigious little magazines of the period. Derleth himself surreptitiously submitted Lovecraft’s The Shadow over Innsmouth and The Dreams in the Witch House to Weird Tales; the former was rejected, the latter accepted. In all, Lovecraft wrote nearly 400 letters to Derleth, but only about 40 of Derleth’s letters to Lovecraft survive. First published in hardcover in 2008.

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Letters To James F. Morton., Lovecraft,  H. P. (ed. S. T. Joshi & David E. Schultz)
230 Lovecraft, H. P. (ed. S. T. Joshi & David E. Schultz)Letters To James F. Morton. 31562
Hippocampus Press: NY. 2011.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
492 pages: extensively annotated.

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H. P. Lovecraft: Letters To Rheinhart Kleiner., Lovecraft,  H. P. (Joshi & Schultz, eds)
231 Lovecraft, H. P. (Joshi & Schultz, eds)H. P. Lovecraft: Letters To Rheinhart Kleiner. 16476
Hippocampus Press: NY. 2005.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
298 pages. Rheinhart Kleiner (1892-1949) was one of H. P. Lovecraft’s earliest correspondents. The recipient of the first issue of Lovecraft’s amateur paper, the Conservative, in 1915, Kleiner challenged Lovecraft to reconsider his dogmatic views on race, literature, and society. This volume prints, for the first time, the complete surviving letters of Lovecraft to Kleiner, showing how Lovecraft gradually transformed himself from an eighteenth-century fossil to a participant in the society and culture of his time. The letters address such wide-ranging subjects as erotic love, racial prejudice, the art of poetry, Lovecraft’s boyhood and upbringing, and much else. Richly philosophical, these letters display the fundamentals of Lovecraft’s distinctive cosmic vision. In an extensive appendix are found all of Lovecraft’s and Kleiner’s poems addressed to each other, along with Kleiner’s several provocative essays on Lovecraft. Meticulously edited and annotated by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi.

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Collected Essays Vol 1 (Amateur Journalism)., Lovecraft,  H. P. (S. T. Joshi, ed.)
232 Lovecraft, H. P. (S. T. Joshi, ed.)Collected Essays Vol 1 (Amateur Journalism). 13101
Hippocampus Press: NY. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Discovering the amateur press in 1914, Lovecraft immediately flooded the many small papers of his friends and colleagues with contributions discussing the nature, purpose, and future of amateur journalism. He also edited his own magazine, The Conservative (1915-23), filling it with additional essays. In these articles Lovecraft discusses the conflict between the United and the National Amateur Press Associations; the halcyon days of the amateur movement (1885-95); and the needs and betterment of the amateur cause. We read of Lovecraft's bitter feuds with his fellow amateurs; his exhaustive critiques of their writing; and, most poignant of all, his touching affirmation of What Amateurdom and I Have Done for Each Other, in which he concludes simply: What Amateur Journalism has given me is life itself. 440 pages.

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Collected Essays Vol 2 (Literary Criticism)., Lovecraft,  H. P. (S. T. Joshi, ed.)
233 Lovecraft, H. P. (S. T. Joshi, ed.)Collected Essays Vol 2 (Literary Criticism). 13103
Hippocampus Press: NY. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Lovecraft's writings in the realm of literary criticism are unfailingly acute and cover a surprisingly wide range. Besides his authoritative early essay on the Literature of Rome (1918), other works condemn free verse and simple spelling, and devote attention to neglected poets. Discovering weird fiction as his chosen field, he produced such scintillating essays as Lord Dunsany and His Work (1922) and Supernatural Horror in Literature (1927), along with essays on Frank Belknap Long and Clark Ashton Smith. Late in life Lovecraft codified his grasp of weird literature by writing such trenchant pieces as Notes on Writing Weird Fiction (1933) and Some Notes on Interplanetary Fiction (1934). One of his last writings, Suggestions for a Reading Guide (1936), is a comprehensive discussion of world literature.

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Collected Essays Volume 3: Science., Lovecraft,  H. P. (S. T. Joshi, ed.)
234 Lovecraft, H. P. (S. T. Joshi, ed.)Collected Essays Volume 3: Science. 17731
Hippocampus Press: NY. 2006.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Volume 3. A self-proclaimed ''mechanistic materialist,'' Lovecraft took an unremittingly scientific view of reality. This perspective informed the whole of his literary output, but is nowhere so clearly seen as in this assemblage of his writings on science. Beginning with the scientific journals, treatises and astronomy columns of his early years, and continuing throughout his life, these writings illuminate Lovecraft's thought in a unique, and until now, largely unappreciated way. As a bonus, almost two-dozen of HPL's hand lettered star maps are reproduced. 358 pages.

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Collected Essays Volume 4: Travel., Lovecraft,  H. P. (S. T. Joshi, ed.)
235 Lovecraft, H. P. (S. T. Joshi, ed.)Collected Essays Volume 4: Travel. 17733
Hippocampus Press: NY. 2006.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Volume 4. Far from being a recluse, H. P. Lovecraft traveled widely -- ranging as far north as Quebec, as far south as Florida and Louisiana, and as far west as Ohio. He wrote interestingly and at length about these expeditions. Collected here are all his formal travelogues, including ''Vermont - A First Impression'' (1927), ''Observations on Several Parts of America'' (1928), ''Travels in the Provinces of America'' (1929), and ''An Account of a Visit to Charleston'' (1930). Also included is ''A Description of the Town of Quebeck, in New France, Lately Added to His Britannick Majesty's Dominions,'' which, at 75,000 words, was Lovecraft's longest work. As a bonus, all of Lovecraft's hand-drawn maps and illustrations of the regions he visited are reproduced. This hardcover edition was issued a few weeks after the paperback edition.

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Gig (signed/limited)., Lovegrove,  James
236 Lovegrove, JamesGig (signed/limited). 10638
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Double novella: introduction by Eric Brown. LIMITED EDITION: 500 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author.

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How The Other Half Lives (the very 1st PS Publishing title).., Lovegrove,  James
237 Lovegrove, JamesHow The Other Half Lives (the very 1st PS Publishing title).. 00497
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
The very first title to be published by PS Publishing. Introduction by Colin Greenland. LIMITED EDITION: one of 500 paperbound copies signed by the author (there was also a very limited 52 copy hardcover edition).

''a tale combining the flavour of Edgar Allen Poe with the setting of high finance: one that unravels into an infernal fable about success and it's discontents. Here is a meditation on the schizophrenic nature of our achievements, a cautionary drama in which brutal rationality spills over into psychic melt-down.''


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Out Of The Immortal Night., Loveman,  Samuel
238 Loveman, SamuelOut Of The Immortal Night. 14970
Hippocampus Press: NY. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
244 pages: edited by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz. Long-awaited collection of (mostly) poetry and prose from the author (1887-1976) who counted among his friends H. P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, Clark Ashton Smith, George Stirling and Hart Crane.

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A Coven Of Vampires., Lumley,  Brian
239 Lumley, BrianA Coven Of Vampires. 00109
Fedogan & Bremer: Minneapolis. 1998.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects thirteen vampire stories with a three-page foreword by the author: full colour wraparound dustjacket colour art by Bob Eggleton.

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Necroscope IV: Deadspeak (signed by the author)., Lumley,  Brian
240 Lumley, BrianNecroscope IV: Deadspeak (signed by the author). 00454
Kinnell: London. 1990.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Vampire novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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A Fragment of Life (200-copy + slipcase)., Machen,  Arthur
241 Machen, ArthurA Fragment of Life (200-copy + slipcase). 04035
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2000.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Supernatural novella originally published in the Horlicks magazine in 1904: included in the author's 1906 collection, The House of Souls but with the final chapter (18 pages) missing. This new edition is the first publication of the full text, with final chapter, since it's original magazine publication. Limited to 250 numbered copies printed - this no 12. Note: this copy is in a slipcase, though this was not issued by the publisher.

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Dreads And Drolls., Machen,  Arthur
242 Machen, ArthurDreads And Drolls. 21423
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2007.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
This volume contains sixty studies, mostly from real life, each of which, by its capacity for inspiring terror or causing amused wonder, qualifies as the 'Dread' or 'Droll' of Arthur Machen's general heading. 'To be able so to tell the bare truth that it seems a magnificent lie' is the qualification which has attracted Machen to the most outstanding of his narrations. When Dreads and Drolls was first published in 1926 it contained twenty-nine articles reprinted from London's The Graphic. This new edition more than doubles that number by including all of his contributions from that magazine. To 'The Euston Square Mystery', 'The Adventure of the Long-Lost Brother' and others we have been able to add 'A Castle in Celtic Myths', 'A Pretty Parricide', 'One Night When I Was Frightened' and many more. There is a tendency towards the re-telling of notable eighteenth-century crimes among these 'Dreads' and 'Drolls', but Machen also manages to illuminate such a wide range of subjects as the Holy Grail, the 'Little People' and cookery. In this entertaining and diverse collection of essays, Machen manages to show how little human nature has changed through the centuries. 300 copies printed.

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N., Machen,  Arthur
243 Machen, ArthurN. 28017
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2010.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Card wrappers.
Short story (first published in THE COSY ROOM, Rich & Cowan, 1936): published here for the Stoke Newington Literary Festival by The Friends Of Arthur Machen and Tartarus Press.

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The Autobiography Of Arthur Machen: Far Off Things, Things Near And Far., Machen,  Arthur
244 Machen, ArthurThe Autobiography Of Arthur Machen: Far Off Things, Things Near And Far. 42167
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2017.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
310 pages: collects together Machen's two volumes of autobiography, FAR OFF THINGS (1922) and THINGS NEAR AND FAR (1923), plus a new introduction by writer/comedian Stewart Lee.

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The Children Of The Pool And Other Stories., Machen,  Arthur
245 Machen, ArthurThe Children Of The Pool And Other Stories. 39351
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2015.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First published in 1936. New 16-page introduction by Mark Valentine.

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The Cosy Room And Other Stories., Machen,  Arthur
246 Machen, ArthurThe Cosy Room And Other Stories. 41204
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2016.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
A collection of essays, mystically poetic fragments, and supernatural tales, first published by Rich & Cowan: London in 1936. This new edition adds a 14-page introduction by James Machin.

''a collection of Arthur Machen’s short stories curated by John Gawsworth (aka Fytton Armstrong) in 1936. As well as exhuming some very early tales published in the first half of the 1890s, Gawsworth included Machen’s decadent prose poems from Ornaments in Jade, and later work commissioned by Lady Cynthia Asquith for collections such as The Ghost Book (1926) and Shudders (1929). Among other curious items, The Cosy Room collected ‘The Islington Mystery’, an account of the likely murder of a taxidermist’s wife by her husband; but the highlight of the collection is ‘N’, the only original contribution to The Cosy Room, and perhaps the most interesting and thought-provoking story of Arthur Machen’s later career - a distillation of many ideas he had previously explored, but they are perhaps more perfectly expressed in this tale than in any other''.


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The London Adventure, Or The Art Of Wandering., Machen,  Arthur
247 Machen, ArthurThe London Adventure, Or The Art Of Wandering. 43034
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2017.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Expanded contents. First published in 1924, The London Adventure is often considered to be Arthur Machen’s third volume of autobiography, but its alternative title, The Art of Wandering, differentiates it from Far Off Things and Things Near and Far. The term ‘wandering’ refers not only to Machen’s many and various journeys around the unconsidered byways of London, but also to the curiously meandering construction of the book. Machen plays a fine game with the reader, discussing what his book might be about, how he should begin it and where it might end. The result is a curiously up-to-date psychogeographical manifesto, written, as always, in the author’s beautiful prose. Added to the original text of The London Adventure are a number of essays, several uncollected, which inform and illustrate Machen’s contention that, ‘All the wonders lie within a stone’s-throw of King’s Cross Station.’ 232 pages.

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The Secret Glory., Machen,  Arthur
248 Machen, ArthurThe Secret Glory. 38671
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2015.
Second Tartarus printing.
Hardcover.
The 1998 Tartarus edition reprinted for the first time the full text, including chapters five and six. (the original edition of 1922, and subsequent editions, all had only four chapters). This is the Tartarus 2nd printing.

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The Secret Glory., Machen,  Arthur
249 Machen, ArthurThe Secret Glory. 00679
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 1998.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Reprints for the first time the full text, including chapters five and six. (the original edition of 1922, and subsequent editions, all have only four chapters): new three page preface by Godfrey Brangham.

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The House Of The Hidden Light., Machen,  Arthur (& A. E. Waite)
250 Machen, Arthur (& A. E. Waite)The House Of The Hidden Light. 42181
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2017.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
First published in 1904 (in an edition of just three copies). Followed by a Tartarus Press hardcover edition (300 copies) in 2003. With a twenty-five page introduction by Waite scholar R. A. Gilbert.

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