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A Pallid Wave On Shores Of Night (100 numbered copies).., Cantwell,  Adam S.
1 Cantwell, Adam S.A Pallid Wave On Shores Of Night (100 numbered copies).. 29575
Passport Levant: Bucharest, Romania. 2011.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Weird novella. LIMITED EDITION: Limited to 100 numbered hardcover copies. This is no 78.

''three composers vying for her secrets. Three composers snared in her web. If Europa has a soul, and true face, to whom is it revealed? Who does she beguile with beauty, even as she tramples peoples and nations underfoot? Does she reveal herself to the scholar, the painter, the statesman, the writer? Or does she, in her guise as the most exquisite abstraction of all, choose the composer, that solitary contender with, and lover of, the immaterial? And what does she demand from him in return? Three European composers in extremis encounter the hidden faces that Europe shows only to those on her fringes, or in her depths... In the hidden castles and profound karst caves of Slovenia, Anton Von Webern, that most austere of musical thinkers, finds that which shakes the devout faith in nature he has learned from the pages of Goethe and from the heights of his beloved Alps. Who are the reclusive aristocrats there and what is the true nature of their strange commission? After a disastrous performance, Jan Sibelius falls in with a dangerous crowd and loses himself in the besotted haze of a Helsinki night, where he evades the catastrophic embraces of a mysterious woman, performs in a drunken midnight concert with an orchestra of thieves, and barely escapes with his life to lie incapacitated, staring up into the pit of predawn where the blindly scattered stars mirror the disunity of a divided nation, a divided continent...Alexander Mosolov, expelled from the ranks of Soviet Composers, begins his journey East on a plane headed for the Gulag. There, as all boundaries, all notions of progress are erased by the whiteness of the sky and the drone of the engines, he bitterly regrets the false promise of his European education - then the drone stops and the plane halts, thousands of meters above the steppes. It is a rare phenomenon for an American author to master so finely the ethos and the pathos of a certain European milieu but Adam S. Cantwell has succeeded at that not only brilliantly but with much vigour and sensibility as well. Following loyally the shadows of the past Mittel-European masters of the weird literature and those forgotten genial Soviet misfits of the fantastica, A Pallid Wave on Shores of Night is a splendid achievement that invites awe and humility''.


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The Satyr., Clark,  Stephen J.
2 Clark, Stephen J.The Satyr. 28687
Passport Levant: Bucharest, Romania. 2010.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Weird novella: illustrated by the author. Limited to 100 numbered copies.

''1941, in the final throes of the Blitz, Austin Osman Spare becomes the only salvation for a traumatised artist who calls herself Marlene Dietrich, a fugitive from the ominous Institute for Gifted and Orphaned Exiles. Wandering the shattered streets of Southwark Marlene encounters a mysterious gentleman, Paddy Hughes. Consulting her portfolio of drawings as a talisman and aided by spirit lamps, they set out together across the ruined Borough in search of her lost mentor, a man called The Satyr. As Hughes falls under Marlenes spell he is initiated into the secret mythology of her birth from The Danube of her imagination. Unwittingly he becomes her protector while Ms Charnock, a wayward sister of the institute, pursues them, only to be drawn into her patients infernal odyssey. Refracted through the perspectives of the swindler Paddy Hughes, Ms Charnocks reports and Marlenes journals and drawings, the drama builds momentum towards a cataclysm foretold. Interspersed with Marlenes art, drawn by the author, The Satyr is a tale inspired by the life and occult oeuvre of Austin Osman Spare. A jewel of weird and occult literature.The Danube Remembering - The Danube Forgetting. As Above so Below.''


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All God's Angels, Beware! (presentation copy from the author)., Crisp,  Quentin S.
3 Crisp, Quentin S.All God's Angels, Beware! (presentation copy from the author). 26885
Ex Occidente Press: Romania. 2009.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
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''.


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Amerika., Ghahwagi,  Karim
4 Ghahwagi, KarimAmerika. 29527
Passport Levant: Bucharest, Romania. 2011.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Weird/occult novella. Limited to 100 numbered hardcover copies only.

''America has disappeared. Resources at the US Embassy in Copenhagen are a little stretched, and the extraordinary circumstances therefore require extraordinary measures, even if it means drawing upon the services of the world’s second greatest living detective - a disillusioned American expatriate called Mr. Denmark who is currently living in Copenhagen. Meanwhile, a travel writer called Mr. Sweden finds himself in a precarious position as the very subject matter of his next travel book seems to have disappeared. Copenhagen is gripped by a deep sense of unease. Bookshops and countries are disappearing, animals wearing Bowler hats are overrunning the city, the central immigration services have been beleaguered by tuxedo wearing penguins- infernal forces might be at work. And then there is that walking, talking Mauser-toting cat who might or might not be in cahoots with the Execrate Himself. A superlative homage to Mihkail Bulgakov in which the weird story meets detective fiction, the surrealism of past European masters and the allegory of dissident writers to create a geopolitical occult work to end all politics''.


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The Silver Voices., Howard,  John
5 Howard, JohnThe Silver Voices. 28155
Ex Occidente Press: Romania. 2010.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Short story collection. 170 copies printed.

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The Terrible Changes., Lane,  Joel
6 Lane, JoelThe Terrible Changes. 25774
Ex Occidente Press: Romania. 2009.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
From ''The Brand'' (written in 1983) to ''Alouette'' (written in 2008), these stories are selected from a quarter-century of writing. Twelve previously uncollected stories are reprinted from magazines and anthologies, bridging various strands of the weird fiction genre: urban horror tales, elegiac ghost stories, erotic reveries and psychological fugues. Two brief new tales offer different perspectives on the theme of mortality. Influences on these stories include Robert Aickman, John Metcalfe, Ramsey Campbell, M. John Harrison, Jean Genet, Sylvia Plath and Robert Smith. 300 hardcover copies printed.

''in midwinter, an aspiring politician finds himself suddenly deprived of human contact. A group of newcomers to a town are strangely reminiscent of people lost in a recent flood. In a world where grief is forbidden, a young man builds a mound to commemorate his lover. An obsessive reader of Poe enters the world of his idol's stories. Demonstrators on a peace march see the faces of sleeping children in the snow. A failed musician meets his own ancestors getting off a midnight train. Joel Lane's short stories combine the supernatural with themes of human loss, passion, solitude and despair. The complexity of the urban landscape provides a background to stories in which nothing can be relied upon. Ghosts and visions are an inevitable part of a reality where facts are uncertain, loyalties are divided, and the unknown is always close at hand. In Lane's fiction, the weird is a symbolic language that expresses the chilling beauty, sadness and mystery of real life''.


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Mad Matinee In Baku (100 numbered copies)., Power,  Albert
7 Power, AlbertMad Matinee In Baku (100 numbered copies). 28934
Passport Levant: Bucharest, Romania. 2010.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
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''.


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Bloody Baudelaire (inscribed by the author)., Russell,  R. B.
8 Russell, R. B.Bloody Baudelaire (inscribed by the author). 42285
Ex Occidente Press: Romania. 2009.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Weird novella. The author is Ray Russell, co-publisher and co-editor of Tartarus Press. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy as issued without dustjacket (as new).

Price: 50.00 GBP
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Bloody Baudelaire., Russell,  R. B.
9 Russell, R. B.Bloody Baudelaire. 26209
Ex Occidente Press: Romania. 2009.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Weird novella. The author is Ray Russell, co-publisher and co-editor of Tartarus Press.

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The Man Who Collected Machen And Other Stories., Samuels,  Mark
10 Samuels, MarkThe Man Who Collected Machen And Other Stories. 27988
Ex Occidente Press: Romania. 2010.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Limited to 200 unnumbered hardcover copies.

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Price: 175.00 GBP
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The Nightfarers (signed by the author)., Valentine,  Mark
11 Valentine, MarkThe Nightfarers (signed by the author). 26282
Ex Occidente Press: Romania. 2009.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects fourteen supernatural stories: 192 pages. There were two (vert different) dustjacket designs (no priority) - this is the nude seated figure staring out, by artist Franz von Stuck. THIS COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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The Nightfarers., Valentine,  Mark
12 Valentine, MarkThe Nightfarers. 36790
Ex Occidente Press: Romania. 2009.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects fourteen supernatural stories: 192 pages. There were two (very different) dustjacket designs (no priority) - this is green with white lettering.

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