"May blessings be upon the head of Cadmus, the Phoenicians, or whoever it was that invented books." -Thomas Carlyle
Welcome to my virtual book collection. Since collecting actual books is somewhat cost-prohibitive, I've begun to amass all of the books I would love to have if I had the means. Some are new, lots are old, all are unique or beautiful or unusual or in some other way have captured my fancy. Enjoy browsing!
Special Collections: Fine Bindings ~ Fairies and Fairy Tales ~ Terror and Madness ~ Poetry ~ Food, Drink and Apothecary ~ Science Fiction ~ Illuminations, Lettering and Hand-Coloring ~ Magic ~ Supernatural and Occult ~ Alchemy ~ Science and Technical ~ Maritime ~ Costumes ~ Humor ~ Children's books ~ Legend of King Arthur ~ Americana ~ 18th Century ~ 19th Century Authors and illustrators: Edgar Allan Poe ~ Jules Verne ~ Edmund Dulac ~ Kay Nielsen ~ Arthur Rackham ~ Edward Gorey ~ Charles Dickens ~ H.P. Lovecraft ~ William Hope Hodgson ~ Mark Twain ~ Lewis Carroll ~ Salvador Dali ~ George Cruikshank ~ Emily Dickinson ~ Geoffrey Chaucer ~ H.G. Wells
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
Philip K. Dick. Garden City: Doubleday, 1965.
First edition. Jones and Newman; editors, Horror: 100 Best Books 61. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 44.
Skull-Face and Others
Robert E. Howard. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1946.
First Edition. Dust jacket designed by Hannes Bok,
Graven Images. The Best of Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction Film Art from the Collection of Ronald V. Borst. BORST, Ronald V. and Stephen King (Introduction) .
New York: Grove Press, 1992. First edition / First printing, 9.5” x 12”, 240 pages, Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.
Oversized volume comprising hundreds of full-color images of the best film art in these genres. Introduction by Stephen King with Forward Reminiscenes by Forrest J. Ackerman, Clive Barker, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, and Peter Stra
The Outsider and Others Lovecraft, H.P. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1943.
Tall 8vo, original gilt-lettered black cloth; dust jacket, illustrated by Virgil Finlay, wear to spine panel ends and folds, cellotape repairs mostly on verso, but one at head of spine recto and rear fold. First edition of the first collection of Lovecraft’s writing and the first book published by Arkham House. One of only 1200 copies printed.
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