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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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A Heron Caught In Weeds., Roberts,  Keith
301 Roberts, KeithA Heron Caught In Weeds. 27996
Kerosina: Worcester Park. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Card wrappers.
Poetry, with an introduction by the author: 48 pages. From a total printing of 650 copies, this is one of 350 paperbound copies. From the library of the author, with a short letter of provenance laid in from the Executor of his estate.

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A Heron Caught In Weeds., Roberts,  Keith
302 Roberts, KeithA Heron Caught In Weeds. 39144
Kerosina: Worcester Park. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Poetry, with an introduction by the author: 48 pages. From a total printing of 650 copies, this is one of 300 hardcover copies (the rest were paperbound), of which 276 copies were included with the limited/slipcased edition of his novel GRAINNE, leaving 24 copies left over for the author's own use. This is no 251. From the library of the author, with a short letter of provenance laid in from the Executor of his estate.

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Grainne (inscribed by the author).., Roberts,  Keith
303 Roberts, KeithGrainne (inscribed by the author).. 23670
Kerosina: Worcester Park. 1987
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF/Fantasy novel. Limited to 1026 copies of which this is one of 750 trade copies. Winner of the 1988 BSFA award for best novel. BRIEFLY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE.

''the theme of the primitive heroine comes sharply into focus in GRAINNE (1987), which draws upon the Celtic legend of the Goddess and explores her power in the modern age through the form of a mysterious young girl. These novels form the author's main corpus of fantastic fiction. They have affinities with the work of Robert Holdstock and Richard Cowper in the exploration of mythic figures, and find a natural conclusion in The Road to Paradise (1988), a contemporary timeslip novel where the weight of Britain's past begins to haunt the heroine'' (Encyclopedia of Fantasy).


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Grainne., Roberts,  Keith
304 Roberts, KeithGrainne. 06982
Kerosina: Worcester Park. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF/Fantasy novel. Limited to 1026 copies of which this is one of 750 trade copies. Winner of the 1988 BSFA award for best novel. From the library of the author, with a short letter of provenance laid in from the Executor of his estate.

''the theme of the primitive heroine comes sharply into focus in GRAINNE (1987), which draws upon the Celtic legend of the Goddess and explores her power in the modern age through the form of a mysterious young girl. These novels form the author's main corpus of fantastic fiction. They have affinities with the work of Robert Holdstock and Richard Cowper in the exploration of mythic figures, and find a natural conclusion in The Road to Paradise (1988), a contemporary timeslip novel where the weight of Britain's past begins to haunt the heroine'' (Encyclopedia of Fantasy).


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Irish Encounters: A Short Travel., Roberts,  Keith
305 Roberts, KeithIrish Encounters: A Short Travel. 39132
Kerosina: Worcester Park. 1988.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Card wrappers.
80 page, travelogue, the result of the author's trip to Ireland in 1978. One of 350 numbered paperback copies printed. From the library of the author, with a short letter of provenance laid in from the Executor of his estate.

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Kaeti & Company., Roberts,  Keith
306 Roberts, KeithKaeti & Company. 23666
Kerosina: Worcester Park. 1986.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Kaeti fantasy/sf story cycle with eight of the ten stories collected here for the first time. Limited to 1026 copies of which this is one of 800 trade hardcover copies. From the library of the author, with a short letter of provenance laid in from the Executor of his estate.

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The Event., Roberts,  Keith
307 Roberts, KeithThe Event. 00256
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled wrappers.
Short story. 300 copies printed.

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The Natural History of the P.H., Roberts,  Keith
308 Roberts, KeithThe Natural History of the P.H. 07479
Kerosina: Worcester Park. 1988.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
Slim sixteen-page essay on the 'Primitive Woman'. 500 copies printed. From the library of the author, with a short letter of provenance laid in from the Executor of his estate.

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The Road To Paradise., Roberts,  Keith
309 Roberts, KeithThe Road To Paradise. 04571
Kerosina: Worcester Park. 1988.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Contemporary mystery novel with fantasy elements. From the library of the author, with a short letter of provenance laid in from the Executor of his estate.

''the theme of the primitive heroine comes sharply into focus in GrŠinne (1987), which draws upon the Celtic legend of the Goddess and explores her power in the modern age through the form of a mysterious young girl. These novels form the author's main corpus of fantastic fiction. They have affinities with the work of Robert Holdstock and Richard Cowper in the exploration of mythic figures. They find a natural conclusion in THE ROAD TO PARADISE (1988), a contemporary timeslip novel where the weight of Britain's past begins to haunt the heroine'' (Encyclopedia of Fantasy).


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Winterwood And Other Hauntings (letter ''A'' of ten leatherbound copies)., Roberts,  Keith
310 Roberts, KeithWinterwood And Other Hauntings (letter ''A'' of ten leatherbound copies). 04614
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of ghost stories and weird fiction: introduction by Robert Holdstock. LEATHERBOUND EDITION: 10 lettered copies bound in quarter-leather and signed by the author and Robert Holdstock, and including an additional short story ''The Event'' bound in, not present in the trade edition. This is letter ''A''. From the library of the author, with a short letter of provenance laid in from the Executor of his estate.

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Price: 195.00 GBP
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Winterwood And Other Hauntings (letter ''H'' of ten leatherbound copies).., Roberts,  Keith
311 Roberts, KeithWinterwood And Other Hauntings (letter ''H'' of ten leatherbound copies).. 04347
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of ghost stories and weird fiction: introduction by Robert Holdstock. LEATHERBOUND EDITION: 10 lettered copies bound in quarter-leather and signed by the author and Robert Holdstock, and including an additional short story ''The Event'' bound in, not present in the trade edition. This is letter ''H''.

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Winterwood And Other Hauntings (signed/slipcased edition)., Roberts,  Keith
312 Roberts, KeithWinterwood And Other Hauntings (signed/slipcased edition). 02824
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of ghost stories and weird fiction: introduction by Robert Holdstock. LIMITED EDITION: 250 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author and Robert Holdstock, including an additional short story The Event, not found in the trade edition.

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Price: 20.00 GBP
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Winterwood And Other Hauntings., Roberts,  Keith
313 Roberts, KeithWinterwood And Other Hauntings. 00823
Morrigan Publications: Bath. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of ghost stories and weird fiction: introduction by Robert Holdstock.

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Waltzes And Whispers., Russell,  Jay
314 Russell, JayWaltzes And Whispers. 01069
Pumpkin Books: Nottingham. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects fifteen horror stories with an introduction by Michael Marshall Smith and afterword by Kim Newman: 320 pages.

''would you think a zombie story could break your heart? Neither did I until I came across ''Undiscovered Countries.'' If the dead come back to life, the reunions are not going to be the tender embraces survivors might wish for. If they come back all at once, it's going to be the kind of thing the authorities are going to step in to prevent. So, how do you deal with the death of a loved one in this new police-state? Maybe you'd be more comfortable thinking about a world where things are not quite as they are now. Of course, you wouldn't know the difference while you were living in that world, but what difference would the erasure of one sports hero make? Or if the fairy tales you grew up on had a radically different ending? Or if you learned that the simple act of erasure was available to all? Tiny changes or wide swathes of eradication -- any modification might be the one that crushes us all. Erased. That is the staggering realization of the most gripping piece in the collection, ''Lily's Whisper.'' This is one of two stories that deal with the nightmare of the Holocaust and its aftermath. Reading this wrenching tale of survivors and their loss, it becomes painfully clear just what we all lost when millions of people were ''erased'' from this world. It is not just the symphonies, literary classics, and leaps of science that were denied us. All those earthshaking things were never to be, but, perhaps more importantly, the simple, mundane bits of life were wiped away. Lame jokes and touching toasts, a smile on the street, an energetic baby making faces at you over an airline seat, the card that would have made you smile when you thought you never would again -- these are just a hint of the countless moments that were stolen from all of us. Priceless pain and pleasure in the people a single man decided we didn't need'' (Lisa Dumond).


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315 Russell, JayWaltzes And Whispers. 04576
Pumpkin Books: Nottingham. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects fifteen horror stories with an introduction by Michael Marshall Smith and afterword by Kim Newman: 320 pages. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

''would you think a zombie story could break your heart? Neither did I until I came across ''Undiscovered Countries.'' If the dead come back to life, the reunions are not going to be the tender embraces survivors might wish for. If they come back all at once, it's going to be the kind of thing the authorities are going to step in to prevent. So, how do you deal with the death of a loved one in this new police-state? Maybe you'd be more comfortable thinking about a world where things are not quite as they are now. Of course, you wouldn't know the difference while you were living in that world, but what difference would the erasure of one sports hero make? Or if the fairy tales you grew up on had a radically different ending? Or if you learned that the simple act of erasure was available to all? Tiny changes or wide swathes of eradication -- any modification might be the one that crushes us all. Erased. That is the staggering realization of the most gripping piece in the collection, ''Lily's Whisper.'' This is one of two stories that deal with the nightmare of the Holocaust and its aftermath. Reading this wrenching tale of survivors and their loss, it becomes painfully clear just what we all lost when millions of people were ''erased'' from this world. It is not just the symphonies, literary classics, and leaps of science that were denied us. All those earthshaking things were never to be, but, perhaps more importantly, the simple, mundane bits of life were wiped away. Lame jokes and touching toasts, a smile on the street, an energetic baby making faces at you over an airline seat, the card that would have made you smile when you thought you never would again -- these are just a hint of the countless moments that were stolen from all of us. Priceless pain and pleasure in the people a single man decided we didn't need'' (Lisa Dumond).


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Waltzes And Whispers., Russell,  Jay
316 Russell, JayWaltzes And Whispers. 07067
Pumpkin Books: Nottingham. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects fifteen weird/horror stories with an introduction by Michael Marshall Smith and Afterword by Kim Newman: 320 pages. THIS COPY SIGNED BY ALL THREE AUTHORS (the first two on the title page and Kim Newman at the end of his Afterword at the back of the book).

''would you think a zombie story could break your heart? Neither did I until I came across ''Undiscovered Countries.'' If the dead come back to life, the reunions are not going to be the tender embraces survivors might wish for. If they come back all at once, it's going to be the kind of thing the authorities are going to step in to prevent. So, how do you deal with the death of a loved one in this new police-state? Maybe you'd be more comfortable thinking about a world where things are not quite as they are now. Of course, you wouldn't know the difference while you were living in that world, but what difference would the erasure of one sports hero make? Or if the fairy tales you grew up on had a radically different ending? Or if you learned that the simple act of erasure was available to all? Tiny changes or wide swathes of eradication -- any modification might be the one that crushes us all. Erased. That is the staggering realization of the most gripping piece in the collection, ''Lily's Whisper.'' This is one of two stories that deal with the nightmare of the Holocaust and its aftermath. Reading this wrenching tale of survivors and their loss, it becomes painfully clear just what we all lost when millions of people were ''erased'' from this world. It is not just the symphonies, literary classics, and leaps of science that were denied us. All those earthshaking things were never to be, but, perhaps more importantly, the simple, mundane bits of life were wiped away. Lame jokes and touching toasts, a smile on the street, an energetic baby making faces at you over an airline seat, the card that would have made you smile when you thought you never would again -- these are just a hint of the countless moments that were stolen from all of us. Priceless pain and pleasure in the people a single man decided we didn't need'' (Lisa Dumond).


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Tales From Tartarus., Russell,  R. B (& Rosalie Parker, eds.)
317 Russell, R. B (& Rosalie Parker, eds.)Tales From Tartarus. 05199
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 1995.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Original anthology of weird stories - includes Rhys Hughes, Mark Samuels, Simon Clark, William Charlton, Andrew Darlington and Ramsey Campbell. 250 hardcover copies printed. SIGNED BY CONTRIBUTOR RAMSEY CAMPBELL.

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Price: 125.00 GBP
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Tartarus Press: A Christmas Miscellany, 2000 (+ Spring 2004 catalogue).., Russell,  R. B (& Rosalie Parker, eds.)
318 Russell, R. B (& Rosalie Parker, eds.)Tartarus Press: A Christmas Miscellany, 2000 (+ Spring 2004 catalogue).. 15877
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled wrappers.
24-page promotional booklet published to celebrate the first ten years of publishing. Includes articles on Robert Aickman and Edward Heron-Allen (Christopher Blayre), plua new short story ''The Nephoseum'' by Mark Valentine. Copies were given away by the publisher to regular subscribers and friends of the press. None were offered for sale. Together with their 2004 ''Books In Print'' Catalogue.

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Price: 50.00 GBP
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Literary Remains (100-copy signed/traycased)., Russell,  R. B.
319 Russell, R. B.Literary Remains (100-copy signed/traycased). 35382
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2010.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of ten weird/supernatural stories. The author is Ray Russell, co-publisher and co-editor of Tartarus Press. LIMITED EDITION: 100 copies specially bound and signed by the author and traycased. This copy is lettered ''C''.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket and traycase (as new) but for short split along one side of the traycase (very mendable).

Price: 65.00 GBP
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Literary Remains., Russell,  R. B.
320 Russell, R. B.Literary Remains. 27956
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2010.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of ten weird/supernatural stories: 196 pages. The author is Ray Russell, co-publisher and co-editor of Tartarus Press.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Echo Of A Curse: A Novel., Ryan,  R. R.
321 Ryan, R. R.Echo Of A Curse: A Novel. 09958
Midnight House: Seattle, CA. 2002.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
20-page introduction and essay on Ryan by Dwayne Olson entitled Honor, Sadism And Dysfunction: The Dark, Demented World Of R. R. Ryan. Originally published in 1939, the author is credited with several of the most compelling and over-the-top novels in the horror genre. The only author with three entries on Karl Edward Wagner's list of the 39 best horror novels of all time, Ryan's work has been known to only a few devotees: this novel is a descent into madness, perversion, and the supernatural like no other, one of the most deeply disturbing works to ever appear in the genre.

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V.A.O. (signed/limited)., Ryman,  Geoff
322 Ryman, GeoffV.A.O. (signed/limited). 09012
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Novella: introduction by Gwyneth Jones. LIMITED EDITION: 300 numbered hardcover edition signed by both authors.

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Sredni Vashtar., Saki,  (H. H. Munro)
323 Saki, (H. H. Munro)Sredni Vashtar. 22846
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2008.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
This collection brings together all of the sharpest, darkest, weird and macabre tales of Edwardian satirist Hector Hugh Munro (who adopted the pen-name, 'Saki'). Among the best of these are the stories of the unlikely god Sredni Vashtar, a beautiful young werewolf, the dying and unmourned Laura, and the laughter of the youthful and merciless Pan. Eight-page introduction by Mark Valentine. 300 copies printed.

''Saki brings to the supernatural tale a studied nonchalance and a terse remorselessness in the telling. 'Wittily sombre and elegantly grim' was one well-turned contemporary evocation of his work. All the trappings of the Gothic, and the later antiquarian, ghost or horror story, have been quite banished from his work. There is no laboured building-up of portent, no labyrinthine twisting of devious history, no elaborate word-painting to conjure up atmosphere. Instead, Saki achieves a fastidious precision and economy. In his mastery of the sardonic and his ironic, adroit deployment of the supernatural, he has few equals''.


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Eat Jellied Eels And Think Distant Thoughts, Or The Conspirocrats., Saknussemn,  Kris
324 Saknussemn, KrisEat Jellied Eels And Think Distant Thoughts, Or The Conspirocrats. 32795
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2012.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fiction/non-fiction conspiracy theories: subtitled '' Being But A Suggestive Meditation On Dark Truths That Lie Behind Modern Strangeness And The Secret Pandemic Of Western Civilization: Whoever Knows The Whole Story Has Not Survived''. Unsigned hardcover.

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The Dark Tales., Salmonson,  Jessica Amanda
325 Salmonson, Jessica AmandaThe Dark Tales. 09369
Sarob Press: Wales. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects all the her weird and High Fantasy tales, written over a fifteen year period. With an Afterword by the author. 277 copies printed in total of which this is one of the 225 trade hardcover edition.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Darkscapes., Salzman,  Anne-Sylvie (trans. by William Charlton)
326 Salzman, Anne-Sylvie (trans. by William Charlton)Darkscapes. 34997
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2013.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fifteen stories: translated from the French by William Charlton. Limited to 300 hardcover copies.

''the fifteen stories of Darkscapes, Anne-Sylvie Salzmanís new collection in English, superbly translated from the French by William Charlton, explore the horror in life, the beauty in strangeness. Despite the diverse settings of Salzmanís stories, their inhabitants share an affinity with the unusual, the dislocated and the other. Hikers in the Scottish Highlands, a working-girl in Tokyo, boy scouts on a country adventure, drifting students, prowling beasts, makers of glass eyes, inhabit the farthest reaches of the imagination - be it the dying gleam of a lingering dusk, cannibalism in a Parisian park, or the tremor of a snipeís feathers. Salzman/Charltonís prose, precise and subtle, leads readers willingly into the heart of darkness''.


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The White Hands And Other Weird Tales (inscribed by the author)., Samuels,  Mark
327 Samuels, MarkThe White Hands And Other Weird Tales (inscribed by the author). 41993
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2003.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First collection of weird and supernatural stories by contemporary writer Mark Samuels. 350 numbered copies printed. WARMLY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR/''To - - , Prime Minister of Horror, your humble servant & friend as ever, Mark Samuels''.

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The White Hands And Other Weird Tales., Samuels,  Mark
328 Samuels, MarkThe White Hands And Other Weird Tales. 10450
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2003.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First collection of weird and supernatural stories by contemporary writer Mark Samuels. 350 numbered copies printed.

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Price: 175.00 GBP
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Ringstones, And Other Curious Tales., Sarban,
329 Sarban,Ringstones, And Other Curious Tales. 29577
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2011.
Reprint.
Hardcover.
Collects the five supernatural stories first published in book form in 1951. The first Tartarus Press edition was in 2000.

''writing name of UK writer John William Wall (1910-1989), who was a career diplomat 1933-66. His writing career occupied less than five years, during which period he published the three short books that established his reputation as a subtle, literate teller of tales, conscious of the darker and less acceptable implications that underlie much popular literature. The title story of his first collection, RINGSTONES AND OTHER CURIOUS TALES (1951), is told through a frame story, a device he used more than once to transform horror into Fairytale. Two students worry about the contents of a manuscript one of them has received from Daphne Hazel, an old schoolfriend now hired to care for some children at a remote manor house, and whose experiences with the eldest child are deeply distressing: the lad indulges in sadomasochistic practices, casts a Glamour upon her so that she cannot escape the region, may be an avatar of the Elder Gods, and may almost have managed to lure her into Faerie. A vein of sexual implication runs through all of Sarban's work, and in a story like ''The Khan'' - which appears in his second collection, The Doll Maker and Other Tales of the Uncanny (1953) - hits a pitch of eloquent perversity not then commonly encountered. An Englishwoman in Persia, tied to a bad marriage, runs away into the woods, where she comes across a welcoming castle; there she is bathed and perfumed and prepared for the coming of the Khan, who is in fact a bear. Whatever drove John Wall into his brief floruit as Sarban clearly did not last; no new stories surfaced after 1953'' (John Clute & Chris Bell/Enyclopedia of Fantasy).


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The Sound Of His Horn And Other Stories (+ 3 extra stories)., Sarban,
330 Sarban,The Sound Of His Horn And Other Stories (+ 3 extra stories). 41140
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2016.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy/sf novel: alternate history in which Hitler triumphed, first published in 1951. The first Tartarus Press edition of 1999 reprinted the novel plus the 70-page unpublished fantasy story ''The King Of The Lake''. Now this new edition adds three further stories, ''The Sea-Things'', ''Number Fourteen'' and ''The Sacrifice'' - all three stories (together with ''The King Of The Lake'') had also appeared earlier from Tartarus Press in 2002 as THE SACRIFICE AND OTHER STORIES.

''pseudonym of UK writer John W. Wall (1910-1989), a career diplomat for the UK from 1933 until his retirement in 1966. Most of the short stories assembled in Ringstones, and Other Curious Tales (coll 1951) and The Doll Maker, and Other Tales of the Uncanny (coll 1953) are pure fantasy, but the haunting and nightmarish THE SOUND OF HIS HORN (1952) has often been conscripted to the sf ranks by sf critics, for it is partially set in an alternate world, a Germany 100 years after the Nazis have triumphed. In it's evocation of this timeless ruritanian enclave, however, it is a pure fantasy land, ruled over by a charismatic Master Forester (an avatar of Herne the Hunter), where untermensch dissidents are hunted down for sport; the dark, flamboyant imagery of erotic chastisement is startlingly fetishistic'' (Peter Nicholls & John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


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Living With The Dead (The Tale Of Old Corpsenberg)., Schweitzer,  Darrell
331 Schweitzer, DarrellLiving With The Dead (The Tale Of Old Corpsenberg). 24697
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2008.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Introduction by Tim Lebbon. LIMITED EDITION: from a total hardcover printing of 700 copies, this is one of 500 numbered copies issued in pictorial boards and signed by the author.

''the dead come from the sea, at night. They merely arrive and are discovered in the morning on the wharves, lying in great heaps. It has been the immemorial custom for people to take them into their homes, to find places for them, to pattern their increasingly cluttered lives around the growing accumulation of corpses. No one knows why, although it is the irresistible decree of the Unseen Government that the order of things must be preserved, at all costs. Old and young must participate, and carry away the dead, on bicycles, in carts, on their backs if need be. It has always been so. It always will be so. This isn't Hell, or an Afterlife, just a place, a fog-shrouded, tradition-stifled town without a name, where the dead are accommodated at the expense of the living, where the established way of life has become a grotesque absurdity, and a few brave or foolish or deviant souls struggle to find some meaning, and perhaps unravel the mystery of the dead''


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That Is Not Dead: Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos Through The Centuries., Schweitzer,  Darrell (ed.)
332 Schweitzer, Darrell (ed.)That Is Not Dead: Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos Through The Centuries. 43042
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2015.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Original anthology: 228 pages.

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Price: 45.00 GBP
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Prince Zaleski., Shiel,  M. P.
333 Shiel, M. P.Prince Zaleski. 09826
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2002.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Contains the three tales originally collected in the John Lane 1893 edition, along with three further stories (one unfinished), which were later 'collaborations' with the poet and writer John Gawsworth: new introduction by Brian Stableford, plus a note on the genesis of the three later stories. 400 copies printed.

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Sourdough And Other Stories., Slatter,  Angela
334 Slatter, AngelaSourdough And Other Stories. 32012
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2012.
First paperback edition.
Trade paperback original.
Collection of weird/fantasy stories. 238 pages: with an introduction by Robert Shearman and an afterword by Jeff VanderMeer. Trade paperback edition.

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Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Last Oblivion: Best Fantastic Poems Of Clark Ashton Smith., Smith,  Clark Ashton
335 Smith, Clark AshtonThe Last Oblivion: Best Fantastic Poems Of Clark Ashton Smith. 10093
Hippocampus Press: NY. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
194 pages: edited by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz.

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Impossibilia: PS Showcase #5 (signed by the author)., Smith,  Douglas
336 Smith, DouglasImpossibilia: PS Showcase #5 (signed by the author). 27810
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2008.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects three stories, with an introduction by Chaz Brenchley. LIMITED EDITION: from a total printing of 400 hardcover copies, this is one of 300 numbered copies signed by the author.

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The Moonstone Mass And Others., Spofford,  Harriet Prescott
337 Spofford, Harriet PrescottThe Moonstone Mass And Others. 05422
Ash-Tree Press. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
182 pages: edited and with a 26 page introduction, by Jessica Amanda Salmonson: collects 25 weird stories and poems, the complete supernatural fiction of an American author writing from 1859 onwards. 500 copies printed.

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Streaking (200-copy signed/slipcased)., Stableford,  Brian
338 Stableford, BrianStreaking (200-copy signed/slipcased). 15569
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2006.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF thriller: introduction by by Storm Constantine. LIMITED EDITION: 200 numbered slipcased copies, signed by both authors.

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Streaking (500-copy signed edition)., Stableford,  Brian
339 Stableford, BrianStreaking (500-copy signed edition). 15570
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2006.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF thriller: introduction by Storm Constantine. LIMITED EDITION: 500 numbered hardbound copies signed signed by the author.

''What is Luck? If it exists at all, where does it come from, and how does it operate? Is it a supernatural force? A genetic gift? Or a quantum phenomenon, a knack for adjusting probability in just the right way? Canny Kilcannon, heir to the earldom of Credesdale in Yorkshire, is an extremely lucky man, the scion of a long dynasty of extremely lucky men. Unlike his dour and cautious ancestors, he believes in taking material advantage of his hereditary good fortune: as a playboy gambler, he cruises the casinos of the world, winning steadily yet cleverly and calculatedly, so as not to draw undue attention. But a particular defiance of the odds in Monte Carlo is noticed, both by a criminal gang and by Lissa Lo, a beautiful woman who may somehow share Canny's luck. As he returns to Credesdale, to the bedside of his dying father, Canny is increasingly aware that powerful forces are closing in on him. But Canny is a resourceful man, and astute at judging the odds in any situation; as he becomes Lord Credesdale, he plays the game of life with the same tactical brilliance he showed in Monte Carlo. Faced with challenges both domestic and acutely menacing-the dilemma of how to continue and strengthen his family line, the need to fight off foreign mafiosi and alluring romantic blandishments all at once-he is well equipped, but events may be moving beyond even his capacity to control. The ways of Chance are approaching an apocalyptic crossroads, and life as Canny knows it could be coming to an end''.


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The Beast., Stallman,  Robert
340 Stallman, RobertThe Beast. 12685
Kinnell: London. 1990.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Third novel in the fantasy Shapeshifter trilogy, following The Orphan and The Captive.

''author of the Beast trilogy, the last two books of which were published posthumously: The books are complex, sensitively written fabulations, fitting between the generic borders of sf and horror, and update the myth of the werewolf with the sf premise that they are a chrysalis form of alien life; when two mate they will trigger a new phase in their life-cycle. The books do not, however, feel very sf-like, and they most come to life in the opposing tugs between the first beast's life as beast and as human, both phases desiring autonomy. The awkwardly structured last book of this engrossing series probably needed an auctorial revision which it could not be given'' (Peter Nicholls/ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SF).


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The Captive., Stallman,  Robert
341 Stallman, RobertThe Captive. 12686
Kinnell: London. 1989.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Second novel in the fantasy Shapeshifter trilogy, following The Orphan, and followed by The Beast.

''author of the Beast trilogy, the last two books of which were published posthumously: The books are complex, sensitively written fabulations, fitting between the generic borders of sf and horror, and update the myth of the werewolf with the sf premise that they are a chrysalis form of alien life; when two mate they will trigger a new phase in their life-cycle. The books do not, however, feel very sf-like, and they most come to life in the opposing tugs between the first beast's life as beast and as human, both phases desiring autonomy. The awkwardly structured last book of this engrossing series probably needed an auctorial revision which it could not be given'' (Peter Nicholls/ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SF).


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The Orphan (and) The Captive (and) The Beast., Stallman,  Robert
342 Stallman, RobertThe Orphan (and) The Captive (and) The Beast. 00118
Kinnell: London. 1989-1990.
First hardcover editions.
Hardcover.
Three hardcover volumes: fantasy Shapeshifter trilogy, first published in the US 1980 - 1982 as paperback originals.

''author of the Beast trilogy, the last two books of which were published posthumously: The books are complex, sensitively written fabulations, fitting between the generic borders of sf and horror, and update the myth of the werewolf with the sf premise that they are a chrysalis form of alien life; when two mate they will trigger a new phase in their life-cycle. The books do not, however, feel very sf-like, and they most come to life in the opposing tugs between the first beast's life as beast and as human, both phases desiring autonomy. The awkwardly structured last book of this engrossing series probably needed an auctorial revision which it could not be given'' (Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF).


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The Orphan., Stallman,  Robert
343 Stallman, RobertThe Orphan. 20426
Kinnell: London. 1989.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First novel in the fantasy shapeshifter trilogy, followed by The Captive and The Beast.

''author of the Beast trilogy, the last two books of which were published posthumously: The books are complex, sensitively written fabulations, fitting between the generic borders of sf and horror, and update the myth of the werewolf with the sf premise that they are a chrysalis form of alien life; when two mate they will trigger a new phase in their life-cycle. The books do not, however, feel very sf-like, and they most come to life in the opposing tugs between the first beast's life as beast and as human, both phases desiring autonomy. The awkwardly structured last book of this engrossing series probably needed an auctorial revision which it could not be given'' (Peter Nicholls/ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SF).


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Dracula: Or The Un-Dead: A Play In Prologue And Five Acts (signed/slipcased)., Stoker,  Bram
344 Stoker, BramDracula: Or The Un-Dead: A Play In Prologue And Five Acts (signed/slipcased). 00851
Pumpkin Books: Nottingham. 1997.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Full text of the play performed in 1897, which differs greatly to that of the novel. Edited and annotated by Sylvia Starshine. LIMITED EDITION: 250 numbered hardcover copies signed by the editor Sylvia Starshine and slipcased.

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Dracula: Or The Un-Dead: A Play In Prologue And Five Acts., Stoker,  Bram
345 Stoker, BramDracula: Or The Un-Dead: A Play In Prologue And Five Acts. 02839
Pumpkin Books: Nottingham. 1997.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Full text of the play performed in 1897, which differs greatly to that of the novel. Edited and annotated by Sylvia Starshine.

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Cold To The Touch., Strantzas,  Simon
346 Strantzas, SimonCold To The Touch. 26281
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2009.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects thirteen tales of the supernatural. 212 pages.

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The Buckross Ring And Other Stories Of The Strange And Supernatural., Strong,  L. A. G.
347 Strong, L. A. G.The Buckross Ring And Other Stories Of The Strange And Supernatural. 25282
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2009.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
238 pages, plus a 12-page introduction by Richard Dalby.

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Hell Is Murky: Twenty Strange Tales., Taylor,  John Alfred
348 Taylor, John AlfredHell Is Murky: Twenty Strange Tales. 22921
Ash-Tree Press. 2008.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The author has been writing strange tales since the late 1960s, with stories appearing in The Twilight Zone Magazine, Asimov's Science Fiction, Ghosts & Scholars, Grue, and others. Hell Is Murky offers twenty of his strange tales, set in locations as far apart as the Los Angeles freeway system and the Scottish Higlands. Here you will encounter characters as diverse and strange as a Victorian contortionist; a devilishly hungry lost ancestor; a fortune-telling hand; a Mithraic sect; and the founder of a school who leaves quite an impression on his pupils and faculty. Four of the stories in the collection see their first publication here: 'Ventura to San Diego to Foothill'; 'The Limber Man'; 'A Man to My Wounding'; and 'What Would Mr Raven Say?' 400 copies printed.

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In The Lovecraft Museum., Tem,  Steve Rasnic
349 Tem, Steve RasnicIn The Lovecraft Museum. 43048
PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2015.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Novella.

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Heathcliff's Tale (signed by the author)., Tennant,  Emma
350 Tennant, EmmaHeathcliff's Tale (signed by the author). 16124
Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2005.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Supernatural ghost novel of the haunting of Henry Newby, a hapless young lawyer despatched to Haworth Parsonage shortly after the death of Emile Bronte to retrieve a novel for his uncle. 500 copies printed. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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