Here’s the third and final list of books I bought at Recycled Books in Denton for my own library. (Here’s Part One and Part Two). A few more will show up in the next Lame Excuse Books catalog. Again, I didn’t pay more than $40 for anything here, and most were less.
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I’ve been on a bit of a kick buying out-of-print SF first editions signed cheap. I saw all of these in a major book dealer’s online catalog and thought they were worth picking up, especially since three of the authors are no longer with us. Now I need to put these up so I can catalog the huge haul of books in Denton I picked up this weekend…
Another book from my recent buying spree, an early Arkham House title:
Smith, Clark Ashton. Lost Worlds. Arkham House, 1944. First edition hardback, a Near Fine+ copy with slight crimping at head and heel, bump to top front corner, usual age darkening to pages, and a trace of foxing to gutters, in a Near Fine dust jacket with age darkening to light-colored portion of spine, short closed tear and associated 1/2″ wrinkle crease at head, a tiny bit of rubbing at heel, and age darkening around edges and crease folds. Smith’s second prose collection and the seventh Arkham House book published. Currey (1978), page 453. Locke, Spectrum of Fantasy One, page 200. Bleiler, Guide to Supernatural Fiction, 1485. Tymn, 4-202. Joshi, Sixty Years of Arkham House 7. Derleth, 30 Years of Arkham House, 7. Jaffery (1982), 7. Nielsen, 7. Bought for $172 off the Internet.
I’m closing in on a complete Manly Wade Wellman first edition collection (closer to completing that than my complete Heinlein collection, but farther than my complete Lafferty, Lansdale or Zelazny collections). I picked up two firsts, one off eBay, another off a major science fiction book dealer.
Well, here’s something you don’t see every day. A giant pentagram in the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan.
Looks to be about 1,300 feet across.
I’m sure it’s in no way a summoning grid for unspeakable eldritch horrors…
I picked up two more signed Ray Bradbury books off eBay:
Another post for the Halloween season.
I’ve always thought this was one of your creepier online GIFs:
And actually, it’s from a very short horror film called “Bedfellows,” available online:
The guy’s evidently done a whole series of them.
Caveat: I think the video is Brightcove, which I have blocked in my main browser.
Also, unless Del Toro’s script departed radically from the original source material, Cthulhu never actually appeared in At the Mountains of Madness…
(Hat tip: SF Signal.)