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ANOTHER FINE MYTH / MYTH CONCEPTIONS / MYTH DIRECTIONS / HIT OR MYTH / MYTHING PERSONS / LITTLE MYTH MARKER / M.Y.T.H. INC. LINK / MYTH-NOMERS AND IM-PERVECTIONS / M.Y.T.H. INC. IN ACTION / SWEET MYTH-TERY OF LIFE / MYTH-ION IMPROBABLE - 11 VOLUME S, Asprin, Robert A.
1 Asprin, Robert A. ANOTHER FINE MYTH / MYTH CONCEPTIONS / MYTH DIRECTIONS / HIT OR MYTH / MYTHING PERSONS / LITTLE MYTH MARKER / M.Y.T.H. INC. LINK / MYTH-NOMERS AND IM-PERVECTIONS / M.Y.T.H. INC. IN ACTION / SWEET MYTH-TERY OF LIFE / MYTH-ION IMPROBABLE - 11 VOLUME S
Ace, New York, (1985-2002, Ist printings and reprints). 
200 pp, 217 pp, 202 pp, 170 pp, 172 pp, 167 pp, 159 pp, 200 pp, 245 pp, 226 pp, 198 pp, paperbacks - 11 volumes. "Skeeve was a magician's apprentice, until an assassin hired by an ancient enemy struck and his master was dead. Skeeve suddenly found himself alone with Aahz, a purple-tongued demon the old magician had summoned from another dimension as a practical joke just before he was killed. Aahz had lost his powers, Skeeve had lost his job. So together, they set out through a un i v e r s e p o pulated by Deveels (or devils), Imps, dragons, unicorns and more, looking for a way to get even..." Interiors - some volumes with light browning to pages, heavy browning to inside of covers of vol. 4, small light waterstain at top co rn er o f la s t fe w pages and also on inside of rear cover with some foxing of vol. 9, date stamp on first page of vol. 10, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, one small corner crease, br own ing to ed ge s o f te xtb lock of vol. 9, spines flat with light crease on vol. 2 and faint crease on vols. 3, 5, 7, & 9. Very Good 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
BUCKLAND'S BOOK OF GYPSY MAGIC:  TRAVELERS' STORIES, SPELLS & HEALINGS., Buckland, Raymond.
2 Buckland, Raymond. BUCKLAND'S BOOK OF GYPSY MAGIC: TRAVELERS' STORIES, SPELLS & HEALINGS.
San Francisco Weiser 2010 1578634679 / 9781578634675 Soft Cover Very Good 
205 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Weaving together lore, legend, and practices, (this book) revives the beliefs, spell-craft, and healing wisdom of the Romani people. From hexes and healing to tea leaves and tarot, the circle of the family and the rituals of death, this enchanted volume will delight witches, folklorists, and history lovers alike. Discover the shuvani's secrets for love, craft a talisman for vitality, and cast the Gypsy Seven tarot spread. Learn how to: Pay down the Devil to prevent an unhappy marriage; Use a traditional breadboard to divine the future; Bring your lover to you across land and sea; Maintain harmony in your home; Recognize weather omens and predict coming storms; Cure headaches with a ritual, prevent baldness with rosemary, and dozens of other healing secrets. Join Raymond Buckland around the campfire to hear stories of werewolves and vampires, mistaken identity, persecution and perseverance. Learn how the gypsy people have for centuries used wisdom and enchantments to ensure good health, happy families, and heart's desire." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light crease down spine, tiny corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
3 Cook, Glen. SWEET SILVER BLUES. GARRETT P.I. SERIES.
Scarborough, Ontario New American Library / Signet 1987 0451150619 / 9780451150615 Mass Market Paperback Very Good Cover Art By Tim Hildebrandt. 
255 pages, 7" H. "It should have been a simple job. But for Garrett, a human detective in a world of gnomes, tracking down the woman to whom his dead pal Denny left a fortune in silver was no slight task. Denny's family wanted to hang onto the treasure - especially sister Rose, with a body hot enough to stop Garrett in his tracks, but a heart colder than the metal he was packing. And suddenly vampires, centaurs, and other nasty creatures are in the way, and Garrett would much rather be at home with a bottle of beer than in the wilds with fangs in his neck. Even with the aid of Morley, the toughest half-elf around, Garrett isn't sure he'd make it out alive from a land where magic could be murder, the dead still talked, and vampires were always hungry for human blood!" Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book very slightly cocked, light edge wear, tiny corner crease on front cover, small soft corner crease on rear cover, tiny faint number stamp on bottom of text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
4 Curran, Bob. (Dr. Robert Curran.) THE DARK SPIRIT: SINISTER PORTRAITS FROM CELTIC HISTORY.
London Cassell Llustrated 2005 1844034577 / 9781844034574 Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine Andrew Whitson. 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Wolf of Badenoch (Scotland); 'Burn the Ladle' - The Witches of Tain (Scotland); The Devil and the Doctor (Ireland); Weir the Waerlock (Scotland); The Woman who Talked with the Fairies and the Witch of Helston (Cornwall); The Magician of Marblehead and his Granddaughter (USA); The Wizard Earl (Ireland); The Fairy Woman of Bodmin (Cornwall); The Demon in the Church (Wales); Witchfinder (Wales); Cruel Coppinger (Cornwall); The Black Sisters of Christiansburg (USA); The Vampire Lady of Rhode Island (USA); 'Burn, Witch, Burn!' (Ireland); Beautiful Nell (USA); The Hollandale Wagons (USA); Select Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE VAMPIRE FILES (1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 9).  #1. BLOOD LIST. #2. LIFEBLOOD. #3. BLOODCIRCLE. #4. ART IN THE BLOOD. #5. FIRE IN THE BLOOD. #6. BLOOD ON THE WATER. #7. CHILL IN THE BLOOD. #9. LADY CRYMSYN.  PLUS: QUINCEY MORRIS, VAMPIRE.  9 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Elrod, P.N.  (Patricia Nead Elrod.)
5 Elrod, P.N. (Patricia Nead Elrod.) THE VAMPIRE FILES (1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 9). #1. BLOOD LIST. #2. LIFEBLOOD. #3. BLOODCIRCLE. #4. ART IN THE BLOOD. #5. FIRE IN THE BLOOD. #6. BLOOD ON THE WATER. #7. CHILL IN THE BLOOD. #9. LADY CRYMSYN. PLUS: QUINCEY MORRIS, VAMPIRE. 9 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Ace Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Vito DeVito (1,2,4-6), F. Gambino (3, 7), Paul Robinson (9), Jamie Murray (Quincey Morris). 
The first seven volumes of "The Vampire Files", plus volume 9, plus "Quincey Morris, Vampire" (not part of this series, but vampire-related) - 9 books in total. 6 3/4" H. Book 1. Bloodlist - 200 pp, 1990 1st printing, ISBN 0441067956 - "I've always had a weak spot for strange ladies. One very beautiful girl had even warned me that she was - get this - a vampire. But did I listen? No. Well, before you know it, I'm being chased by an ugly thug with a gun, and a bullet blasts its way through my back, and - believe it or not - nothing happened. I survived! How? You guessed it. I, Jack Fleming, ace reporter, had been transformed into - a vampire! Which has its advantages. You never die, you never grow old, you sleep all day, and best of all - you can hunt down your own murderer." Book 2. Lifeblood - 202 pp, 1990 5th printing, ISBN 0441847765 - "As nosferatu go, I'm basically a nice guy. Sure, I need a little blood now and then, but I never meant to hurt anyone. Too bad some people don't feel the same about me. Now I've got a bunch of crazy vampire-hunters on my trail, armed with crosses, silver bullets, and sharp wooden stakes. How did they find out about me? Why are they - pardon the expression - out for my blood? I don't know, but I'm going to get some answers even if it kills me - again." Book 3. Bloodcircle - 202 pp, 1990 6th printing, ISBN 0441067174 - "As a vampire, I have a number of handy skills - I can hypnotize mortals, walk through walls, and shrug off bullets like insults. The one thing I haven't been able to manage, so far, is to find the woman who made me what I am. Until now. Her trail has led me to the palatial estate of a wealthy widow - and a two hundred-year-old gigolo with a taste for young blood. He claims not to know where my long-lost lady is - or who is trying to kill me - but then again, you can never trust a vampire." Book 4. Art in the Blood - 195 pp, 1991 1st printing, ISBN 0441859453 - "(W)hen the career of a talented young artist is fatally cut short, I know I won't sleep easy in my coffin until I find the killer. But the world of high art - with its big money, bigger egos, and expensive forgeries - makes even bloodsucking seem simple. And safer. Dead artists can live forever. An undead detective may not be so lucky - ." Book 5. Fire in theBlood - 198 pp, 1991 3rd printing, ISBN 0441859451 - "Even the dead have to work for a living. This time, a priceless heirloom bracelet's been stolen from the wealthy Sebastian Pierece. And guess who's been hired to find it? Pierce has plenty of hard cash, a soft heart - and a hot-blooded daughter named Marian. Marian has big eyes for yours truly - and a very jealous boyfriend. And me? I have a night job I can really sink my teeth into." Book 6. Blood on the Water - 199 pp, 1992 2nd printing, ISBN 044185947X - "There's a new crime boss in town and he's gunning for a vampire. So are the police. Lucky me. What's worse, my thirst for the red stuff is getting out of control. I'm not sure what scares me mroe: the mob - or the darkness gnawing at my gut. When Chicago gets this hot, even a vampire can get burned." Book 7. A Chill in the Blood - 327 pp, 1999 1st PB printing, ISBN 0441006272 - "(B)eing a vampire with morals is no midnight stroll on the streets of post-prohibition Chicago. In the city of sin, the gangs still rule - and they're on the brink of an all-out war. Neither crooks nor cops care how much blood, innocent or otherwise, flows during the fight. But Jack does. Caught between the local hoods and the boys from New York, Jack has to stop the battle before it starts. But how much of his remaining humanity will he have to give up to do it?" Book 9. Lady Crymsyn - 410 pp, 2001 1st PB printing, ISBN 0441008739 - "(Jack) has made a good bit of money cleaning up the streets of post-prohibition Chicago - enough to realize his long-time dream of owning a nightclub where a man can get a legal drink, and where Jack's songbird girlfriend can headline the floor show. But renovations on the speakeasy come to a crashing halt when workmen discover the skeletal remains of a woman's body - clad in a distinctive red dress - walled up in the basement. Jack may have become a creature of the night, but he's still a man with a strong sense of justice. And he won't rest until he finds out who killed the lady in red - even if it means resurrecting secrets the mob would kill to keep buried." Plus: Quincey Morris, Vampire - 336 pp, Baen Publishing 2001 first printing, ISBN 0671319844 - "Rough and ready Texan Quincey Morris thrust his Bowie knife into Dracula's heart, bringing an end to the quintessential battle between the living and the Un-Dead. It also brought an end to Quincey as he bled his life away into the chill earth of Transylvania. Or so he thought. Waking to the night, surrounded by ravenous wolves, he finds himself plunged into his greates adventure yet: life beyond life - as a vampire. To survive, he must quickly adapt to his dark change. At the hands of his savage mentor it's a hard, painful process, but Quincey is determined to escape the wilderness and return to his grieving friends. However, Professor Van Helsing has convinced them that the only good vampire is a dead one. Seen as an acolyte of their greatest enemy, can Quincey persuade them to accept his change, or will a lifetime of friendship end in bloody betrayal? And for whom?" Interiors - one book with a large stamp from bookstore on first page, two books with light browning on inside of covers, three books with very light browning on inside of covers and one book on pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - edge wear varies from minor to light, two books with a very light spine crease, three books with slight spine lean, one book with light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE. 6 BOOKS FROM THE CLAN NOVEL SERIES: TZIMSCE / GANGREL / SETITE / RAVNOS / GIOVANNI / ANTHOLOGY.  (WORLD OF DARKNESS.), Griffin, Eric; Fleming, Gherbod; Ryan, Kathleen; Achilli, Justin; Wieck, Stewart (editor); Baugh, Bruce; Hatch, Robert; Dansky, Richard.
6 Griffin, Eric; Fleming, Gherbod; Ryan, Kathleen; Achilli, Justin; Wieck, Stewart (editor); Baugh, Bruce; Hatch, Robert; Dansky, Richard. VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE. 6 BOOKS FROM THE CLAN NOVEL SERIES: TZIMSCE / GANGREL / SETITE / RAVNOS / GIOVANNI / ANTHOLOGY. (WORLD OF DARKNESS.)
Clarkston, GA White Wolf Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good+ John Van Fleet, cover art. 
Five assorted Clan Novels from the World of Darkness "Vampire: The Masquerade" series plus the Anthology - six books in total, each approx. 7" H. 1. Tzimisce - 273 pp + excerpts of two other novels, 1999 first printing, ISBN 1565048024 - "For hundreds of years Camarilla vampires have preserved the Masquerade - an intricate dance of deception, misdirection and manipulation that conceals their nocturnal predations from mortal eyes. Now, the Sabbat are about to crash their party." 2. Gangrel - 271 pp + excerpts, 1999 second printing, ISBN 1565048032 - "Ramona and her friends have learned this much: What they don't know can kill them - and will, if given a chance. Their watchword: beware! Beware of other vampires - the Sabbat's conscienceless killers. Beware the unknown - a monstrous creature with the oozing, pulsating Eye. Beware supernatural terrors that stalk the wild places. Beware even themselves, for in the blink of an eye their own bloodlust can take control." 3. Setite - 278 pp + excerpts, 1999 first printing, ISBN 1565048040 - "In an antique shop in Manhattan Hesha finds a clue to a prize that has eluded him for lifetimes - the Eye of Hazimel. By dawn, all he has fought to achieve over centuries of vampiric existence is slipping from his grasp. Little does the Setite realize that his chance encounter in New York is a strand of the same web that bring the Eye into the hands of one of his own agents, only to be lost again. But is anything truly chance in the shadowy world of the Kindred?" 4. Ravnos - 265 pp + excerpts, 2000 first printing, ISBN 1565048083 - "Khalil Ravana has always been a lightweight, a drifter, a thief with not status and no power - until now. Chance saved him from a storm in Calcutta that annihilated his clan, and now chance has placed him in the center of another storm - this one in New York City, near the deadly Kindred battles for possession of the Eastern United States. For once, Khalil's sticky fingers give him the upper hand. Armed with secrets, a hidden ally, a burning thirst for revenge, and a hostage he saves from death, this Rom is going to take everyone else in New York City - Camarilla and Sabbat alike - for all he can get, including the blood of his elders." 5. Giovanni - 287 pp, 2000 first printing, ISBN 1565048261 - "Benito Giovanni has disappeared. Enter Chas Giovanni Tello, Mob strong-arm and part of the New World Giovanni. Chas finds himself ordered to Las Vegas, where he meets the Old World scion of the necromancers' clan, Isabel, who shares his interest in locating the missing Benito." 6. Anthology - 288 pp, 2000 first printing, ISBN 1565048768 - "More fascinating than the events of the Clan Novel series are the characters. The wily Victoria; the cool and calculating Hesha; the new Prince of New York, Calebros; the mad prophet Anatole; the brooding and dedicated Theo; and all the other characters featured in the original series. These thirteen characters form the basis of the all-new stories of this anthology. And who better to tell their stories than the authors of the Clan Novels? All of the authors of the original series have contributed to this anthology. With the addition of fine stories by two other authors as well, readers may peer even deeper into the shadows of the World of Darkness and find answers to some of the mysteries not resolved in the series itself." Interiors - "Gangrel" has approx. 1" piece missing from bottom of last page, "Setite" has corner crease on pages 39 to 42, otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very minor edge wear, a few tiny light corner creases on some books - "Anthology" has crease at top corner of rear cover that migrates into the last few pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE SHILLING SHOCKERS:  STORIES OF TERROR FROM THE GOTHIC BLUEBOOKS., Haining, Peter, editor.  (Isaac Crookenden, Sarah Wilkinson, Dr Nathan Drake, et al.)
7 Haining, Peter, editor. (Isaac Crookenden, Sarah Wilkinson, Dr Nathan Drake, et al.) THE SHILLING SHOCKERS: STORIES OF TERROR FROM THE GOTHIC BLUEBOOKS.
Victor Gollancz, London, 1978. 
183 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0575024178 6 b&w illustrations. "The Shilling Shockers came about in the great days of the Gothic novels, at around the turn of the nineteenth century, many of which were enormously long three-d eckers. In those days, before copyright existed, such titles....were plagiarised and abridged by hacks into what were known as 'Bluebooks', paper-covered pamphlets retailing at between 6d and 1s....when the supply of three-decker Gothic no v e l s r a n thin, a good trade was done in Bluebooks comprising original short stories in the macabre field. It is on these short stories that Peter Haining has largely drawn for this collection....The book has a general introduction which expl ai ns t he de ve lo p ment, success and eventual demise of the Bluebooks, and in addition each story is introduced with details of its provenance and other relevant information." Contents: The Vindictive Monk: Or, The Fatal Ring; The Mysterious Nov ice : O r, C onv ent of t he Grey Penitents; Captive of the Banditti: A Terrific Tale Concluded; The Spectre Mother: Or, the Haunted Tower; The Life and Horrid Adventures of the Celebrated Dr Faustus; The Old Tower of Frankenstein; The Bride o f th e Is les: A Ta le F ound ed o n t he Popular Legend of the Vampire; The Lunatic and His Turkey: A Tale of Witchcraft; The Severed Arm, Or, The Wehr-wolf of Limousin; Five Hundred Years Hence!; Bibliography. Faint cigarette odor, very light br ownin g to edges of te xtblo ck, t iny b ump at tbottom of spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, tiny bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, light browning at top of fl ap-fo lds. Very Goo d/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TIMEWARS SERIES.  1. THE IVANHOE GAMBIT. 2. TIMEKEEPER CONSPIRACY. 3. PIMPERNEL PLOT. 4. ZENDA VENDETTA. 5. NAUTILUS SANCTION. 6. KHYBER CONNECTION. 7. ARGONAUT AFFAIR. 8. DRACULA CAPER. 10. HELLFIRE REBELLION.  VOLS 1-8 & 10 OF THE SERIES.  (TIME WARS), Hawke, Simon.
8 Hawke, Simon. TIMEWARS SERIES. 1. THE IVANHOE GAMBIT. 2. TIMEKEEPER CONSPIRACY. 3. PIMPERNEL PLOT. 4. ZENDA VENDETTA. 5. NAUTILUS SANCTION. 6. KHYBER CONNECTION. 7. ARGONAUT AFFAIR. 8. DRACULA CAPER. 10. HELLFIRE REBELLION. VOLS 1-8 & 10 OF THE SERIES. (TIME WARS)
New York Ace Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Don Mattingly (1-5), Jim Burns (6), Jim Gurney (7), Neal McPheeters (8) & Michael Racz (10), cover art. 
Volumes 1-8 & 10 of the TimeWars Series, 6 7/8" H. The series revolves around a 27th century organization tasked with preventing time travellers from altering history. In the books, many people & events we consider fictional are real and vice versa and there are many references to famous literature and authors. 1. The Ivanhoe Gambit - 209 pp, 1984 first printing, ISBN 0441377629 - Sometimes Sergeant Major Lucas Priest wondered why he had enlisted in the U.S. Army Temporal Corps. Fighting in the Time Wars wasn't the easiest way to make a living. But a demented scheme to impersonate the King of England was threatening to change the course of history. Two army teams had already failed to intercept the madman. So Lucas and his men must clock back to the twelfth century to try and prevent an irreversible split in time." 2. The Timekeeper Conspiracy - 215 pp, 1984 second printing, ISBN 0441811361 - "Captain Lucas Priest, a seasoned veteran of the Temporal Corps, was dispatched to seventheenth century France. In the world of Cardinal Richelieu and the Three Musketeers, he must infiltrate the terrorist underground called the Timekeepers and put an end to their mad schemes forever." 3. The Pimpernel Plot - 211 pp, 1985 second printing, ISBN 0441664105 - Now Lucas is faced with the greatest challenge of his career: to readjust the events of the French Revolution and correct the blunder made by an agent of the Temporal Corps. Alex Corderro, in his first hitch in Minus Time, had caused the death of Sir Percy Blakeney, the English aristocrat who played a key role in saving French royalists from the guillotine. Someone had to impersonate Blakeney and carry out his task." 4. The Zenda Vendetta - 206 pp, 1985 first printing, ISBN 0441959156 - "In the kingdom of Ruritania, Prince Rudolf is about to be crowned king. Instead, due to the machinations of his half brother, he becomes the 'Prisoner of Zenda'. That was back in the 19th century. But history is about to repeat itself - with a twist. The Timekeepers, the terrorist underground from the 27th century, have traveled backward once again to try to sabotage the course of history." 5. The Nautilus Sanction - 196 pp, 1985 first printing, ISBN 0441565662 - "(T)he Nautilus, a Russian supersub armed with enough nuclear firepower to blow history apart at the seams, has been hijacked from the 27th century. Priest and his commandos clock back to pursue the sub, and come face-to-face with a man whose thirst for revenge is so great he would start the greatest war of all time - everywhere at once! To stop him, the Time Commandos have only the help of the Canadian fisherman, Ned Land, and a middle-aged French writer of voyages extraordinaires named Jules Verne - ." 6. The Khyber Connection - 195 pp, 1986 first printing, ISBN 04414375257 - "The year was 1897. The Khyber Pass echoed with the sounds of war. Soldiers from Britain, India, and Afghanistan were immersed in a bloody conflict. Enter the Time Commandos. Their mission: To foil a plot that has set timelines on a collision course. Only they can save the timestream from disruption - with a little help from a war correspondent named Winston Churchill - and a waterboy called Gunga Din." 7. The Argonaut Affair - 195 pp, 1987 first printing, ISBN 0441029116 - "A creature of Greek myth appears in the 27th century - proving that something is seriously wrong down the timeline! The Temporal Intelligence Agency fear an oncoming disaster of staggering proportions. Delaney, Cross, and their new partner Steiger clock back to the age of gods, monsters and heroes - into the heart of an epic quest. Lost in a legendary time and place, the future of two universes is in their hands!" 8. The Dracula Caper - 212 pp, 1988 first printing, ISBN 0441166164 - "A plague of vampires and werewolves falls on Victoria's England - but there's nothing supernatural about these creatures. They're genetically engineered monsters from the far future, dropped into the past as a devilish tactic in the Time Wars! It's a mystery more baffling than any penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - a cosmic riddle to stagger the imagination of the great H.G. Wells. Soon the creators of Sherlock Holmes and 'The Time Machine' join forces with the Time Commandos to combat an ageless evil which strains the very fabric of the universe!". 10. The Hellfire Revolution - 192 pp, 1990 first printing, ISBN 0441812627 - "Boston, 1765. The freedom-fighting Sons of Liberty are under attack by a Tory secret society called the Hellfire Club. The club's leader - the headless horseman - is a ghostly creature seemingly invulnerable to blades and musket balls. His plot to assassinate Sam Adams, Ben Franklin and George Washington will detroy every dream of the Thirteen Colonies - and cancel the United States of America! Can the Time Commandos wage war against a phantom? And worse yet, can they stop a cosmic catastrophe that will make the Big Band look like a firecracker?" Interiors - light toning to pages in some volumes, volume 10 has a bookstore stamp on the first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - three volumes with very small number stamped on bottom of text block, volumes 1 to 7 have very light edge wear, volumes 8 & 10 have light edge wear; volume 8 has slight spine lean, two spine creases and two small creases on rear cover; volume 10 has spine lean, two spine creases and very light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
9 Holland, Tom. THE SLEEPER IN THE SANDS.
Abacus, (London, 1999), Ist Abacus printing. 
428 pages, Paperback. "Egypt, 1922: the Valley of the Kings. After years of fruitless labour, the archaeologist Howard Carter discovers a mysterious tomb, sealed and marked with a terrible curse. But what is the nature of the tomb's deadly secret? And what is the web of strange connections spreading back through millenia, to the very heart of Egypt's fabulous past?" A new interpretation of the incredible discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb and the curse surrounding it - who were the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs - were they really gods...what is the basis of the Osiris legend? Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE COUNTESS., Johns, Rebecca.
10 Johns, Rebecca. THE COUNTESS.
New York Crown 2010 0307588459 / 9780307588456 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
285 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "In this riveting dramatization of Erzebet Bathory's life, the countess tells her story in her own words, written to her only son - a final reckoning from his mother in an attempt to reveal the truth behind her downfall. Countess Bathory describes her upbringing in one of the most powerful noble houses in Hungary, recounting in loving detail her devotion to her parents and siblings as well as the heartbreak of losing her father at a young age. She soon discovers the price of being a woman in sixteenth-century Hungary as her mother arranges her marriage to Ferenc Nadasdy, a union made with the cold calculation of a financial transaction. Young Erzebet knows she has no choice but to accept this marriage even as she laments its loveless nature and ultimately turns to the illicit affections of another man. Seemingly resigned to a marriage of convenience and a life of surreptitious pleasure, the countess surprises even herself as she ignites a marital spark with Ferenc through the most unromantic of acts: the violent punishment of an insolent female servant. The event shows Ferenc that his wife is no trophy but a strong, determined woman more than capable of managing their vast estates during Ferenc's extensive military campaigns against the Turks. Her naked assertion of power accomplishes what her famed beauty could not: capturing the love of her husband. The countess embraces this new role of loving wife and mother, doing everything she can to expand her husband's power and secure her family's future. But a darker side surfaces as Countess Bathory's demand for virtue, obedience, and, above all, respect from her servants take a sinister turn. What emerges is not only a disturbing, unflinching portrait of the deeds that gave Bathory the moniker 'Blood Countess', but an intimate look at the woman who became a monster." Remainder dot on bottom of textblock near spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Kwitz, Mary DeBall. (Illus. by Stella Ormai.) THE BELL TOLLS AT MOUSEHAVEN MANOR.
Scholastic, New York, (1991), Ist edition. 
125 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus by Stella Ormai. Minabell Mouse must protect the secret of a tiny flask holding a mysterious liquid from Count von Flittermouse, a shapechanging vampire bat who will stop at nothing to obtain it! Dust jac ket has light edgewear/wrinkling. NF/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GREEN TEA AND OTHER GHOST STORIES., Le Fanu, J. Sheridan.  Foreword by August Derleth.
12 Le Fanu, J. Sheridan. Foreword by August Derleth. GREEN TEA AND OTHER GHOST STORIES.
Sauk City, Wisconsin Arkham House 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
357 pp, 7 3/4" H. Black cloth with gilt lettering/decoration (faded) on spine. One of an edition of 2,000 copies. Contents: Foreword; Schalken the Painter; Squire Toby's Will; Green Tea; Wicked Captain Walshaw, of Wauling; Carmilla; The Sexton's Adventure; Madam Crowl's Ghost; Sir Dominick's Bargain; The Vision of Tom Chuff; Ultor De Lacy; Dickon the Devil; The House in Augier Street; Mr. Justice Harbottle; The Familiar. Small contemporary bookseller's label on rear pastedown - "The Holliday Bookshop 49E.49th St., New York". Very light browning to endpapers, minor toning to edges of pages, small label from bookstore on rear pastedown, two small creases at bottom corner of page leaf 287/288, light browning to edges of text block - tiny soiling mark on fore-edge, light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear to boards, minor rubbing on boards, small shallow dent on front board. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
A CLUTCH OF VAMPIRES:  THESE BEING AMONG THE BEST FROM HISTORY AND LITERATURE., McNally, Raymond T.  (Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Montague Summers, Lawrence Durrell, Robert Bloch, Stephen Grendon, Richard Matheson, Bram Stoker, John Polidor, et al.)
13 McNally, Raymond T. (Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Montague Summers, Lawrence Durrell, Robert Bloch, Stephen Grendon, Richard Matheson, Bram Stoker, John Polidor, et al.) A CLUTCH OF VAMPIRES: THESE BEING AMONG THE BEST FROM HISTORY AND LITERATURE.
Greenwich, Conn. New York Graphic Society 1974 0821205943 / 9780821205945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket illustration by Edward Gorey. 
255 pp, 8 1/2" H. 30 b&w illustrations. "Dr. McNally begins this book with an essay on the evolution of the vampire. Then he presents the most diversified collection of vampire accounts yet published in English. The historical vampirana includes accounts by such persons as a first-century Roman historian, a twelfth-century bishop, a Cambridge philosopher in the 1600s, the two major vampire experts - Calmet and Summers, and a nineteenth-century Yankee journalist. The literary pieces include: 'Carmilla' a classic tale by Le Fanu; a short story by Bram Stoker which was originally intended as the first chapter of 'Dracula'; a moving tale by Lawrence Durrell; and several thrillers by such masterful writers as Robert Bloch and Richard Matheson." Minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top of spine, faint pencilled previous owner's name at top of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, three tiny edge tears - archivally taped, small creases at top edge of front flap and at bottom corner of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Pollotta, Nick. BUREAU 13.
New York Ace 1991 0441084206 / 9780441084203 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good Boris Vallejo cover art. 
182 pp, 6 3.4" H. "Mission Improbable. For your eyes only, the facts: Ghosts. Vampires. Mutants. Demons. They're real - and a deadly threat to life as we know it. Fortunately, America has its own defense against unearthly evil. Bureau 13 is the FBI's top secret branch specializing in supernatural subversion. Not even the President knows who they are. Not even its agents know where the Bureau is hidden. Their mission: to hold back the tides of inhuman darkness - any way that's humanly possible. Malevolent forces are launching an all-out, literally hellish assault on the Bureau itself. Now this top team of agents are on a suicide mission into the very heart of darkness. If they succeed, the general public will never know. If they fail - God help us all!" Based upon the role-playing game STALKING THE NIGHT FANTASIC. Interior - very light browning in gutter of pages. Exterior - very light edge wear, book is slightly cocked/twisted, faint crease on spine, minor soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON / TIME TRAVELER'S STRICTLY CASH / CALLAHAN'S SECRET / LADY SLINGS THE BOOZE / THE CALLAHAN TOUCH / CALLAHAN'S LEGACY.  6 BOOKS FROM THE CALLAHAN SERIES., Robinson, Spider.
15 Robinson, Spider. CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON / TIME TRAVELER'S STRICTLY CASH / CALLAHAN'S SECRET / LADY SLINGS THE BOOZE / THE CALLAHAN TOUCH / CALLAHAN'S LEGACY. 6 BOOKS FROM THE CALLAHAN SERIES.
Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good James Warhola, et al, cover art. 
Six books from Spider Robinson's Callahan series - 6 7/8" H. 1. Callahan's Crosstime Saloon - 170 pp, Berkley, 1987, ISBN 042509586X - "You got troubles? Toe up to the line, and make a toast (the toast is mandatory). Then smash your glass in the big fireplace. If you have a mind to talk about it, don't be shy. The regulars at Callahan's have heard it all. Time-travelers, aliens, telepaths, and a host of others have found their way here, and learn that there is only one house rule: Anything can happen at Callahan's Crosstime Saloon." 2. Time Travelers Strictly Cash - 200 pp, Berkley, 1987, ISBN 0425097226 - "After waiting long enough for the crowds to thin out, Mike Callahan, proprietor of the famous Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, is opeing the doors again to new customers. So, if you're looking for a good night out someplace where the beer is always cold, the times are always hot and disco was dead to begin with, then belly up to bar at Callahan's. Human or otherwise, hale and hearty or down and out, regardless of race, creed or dimension of origin, you're all welcome." 3. Callahan's Secret - 172 pp, Berkley, third printing, 1986, ISBN 0425100596 - "Callahan's Place - the saloon on the edge of time and space - is open for business. So pull up a stool, have a drink on the house, and meet the regulars - who are anything but regular. Two telepaths, an alcoholic vampire, a talking dog, and, strangest of all, a seven-foot alien called Mickey Finn." 4. Lady Slings the Booze - 257 pp, Ace, 1993, 7th printing, ISBN 0441469299 - "Welcome back to Lady Sally's - your pleasure is our business! It's the best little you-know-what in the universe. Where adults of all species and persuasions indulge in wild life, liberty, and the pursuit of a really good time. So join in the fun - and don't worry. You'll respect yourself in the morning." 5. The Callahan Touch - 228 pp, Ace, 1995, first printing, ISBN 0441001335 - "Opening night at Mary's Place is the hottest ticket in the galaxy - a brand-new bar with some old familiar faces. Jake's back, along with Doc, Fast Eddie, and the rest of the Callahan's gang. And just when things couldn't get crazier, guess who shows up in the Mick of Time to make sure they do - ." 6. Callahan's Legacy - 214 pp, Tor, 1997, first printing, ISBN 0812550358 - "Jake Stonebender and his wife have opened a new Callahan's, Mary's Place, and all the regulars are there: Doc Webster, Fast Eddie the piano player, Long-Drink McGonnigle, and of course the usual talking dogs, alcoholic vampires, aliens, and time travelers. Songs will be sung, drinks will be drunk (and drunks will have drinks), puns will be swapped - and as a three-eyed, three-legged, three-armed, three-everythinged alien flashes through space toward the bar, it just might be time to save the world again - ." Interiors - "Lady Slings..." has light browning on inside of covers, "The Callahan Touch" has a small stamp from store on first page, "Callahan's Legacy" has one dog-ear crease. Exteriors - minor edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spines; "Lady Slings..." has light edge wear and a light spine crease, one or two tiny/small corner creases on some covers, one book has a tiny number stamped on bottom of text block. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
DARK BANQUET:  BLOOD AND THE CURIOUS LIVES OF BLOOD-FEEDING CREATURES., Schutt, Bill.
16 Schutt, Bill. DARK BANQUET: BLOOD AND THE CURIOUS LIVES OF BLOOD-FEEDING CREATURES.
New York Harmony 2088 0307381129 / 9780307381125 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Patricia Wynne. 
325 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings. "(Z)oologist Bill Schutt takes readers on an entertaining voyage into the world of some of nature's strangest creatures - the sanguivores. Using a sharp eye and mordant wit, (he) makes a remarkably persuasive case that vampire bats, leeches, ticks, bed bugs, and other vampires are as deserving of our curiosity as warmer and fuzzier species are - and that many of them are even worthy of conservation. He takes us from rural Trinidad to the jungles of Brazil to learn about some of the most reviled, misunderstood, and marvelously evolved animals on our planet: vampire bats. Schutt also tracks the history of medicinal leech use. Once employed by the tens of millions to drain perceived excesses of blood, today the market for these ancient creatures is booming once again - but for very different reasons. Among the other blood feeders we meet are bed bugs, or 'ninja insects' (and he) also details our dangerous and sometimes deadly encounters with ticks, chiggers, and mites (the latter implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder - currently devastating honey bees worldwide). Then there are the truly wierd - vampire finches. And if you thought piranha were scary, some people believe that the candiru (or willy fish) is the best reason to avoid swimming in the Amazon. Enlightening, alarming, and appealing to our delight in the bizarre, 'Dark Banquet' peers into a part of the natural world to which we are, through our blood, inextricably linked." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dent on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DARK SIDE OF KNOWLEDGE:  EXPLORING THE OCCULT., Shadowitz, Albert and Walsh, Peter.
17 Shadowitz, Albert and Walsh, Peter. THE DARK SIDE OF KNOWLEDGE: EXPLORING THE OCCULT.
Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 1976. 
305 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0201073323 "Take an intriguing and enlightening journey into the incredible world of the occult! You'll be guided by two physicists who use the powers of science to explore more than 150 examples of obscure and mystical happenings. They are frankly fascinated with what they find - and you will be too! Writing in language the nonscientist can easily understand, Drs. Shadowitz and Walsh probe new scientific investigations of unseen ene r g i e s a n d forces - energies functioning in dimly perceived but probably real dimensions of the universe. They weigh evidence for and against each strange phenomenon to see what can be verified in the ancient and modern-day lore of the occult . I n ma ny in st ances, they find actual scientific support for astounding events...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, three very small corner creases, crease down spine, small soiling ma rk on f ore -ed g e o f t ext block. Very Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE WORLD OF DARKNESS.  WEREWOLF SERIES - FIRST THREE VOLUMES.  1. WYRM WOLF.  2. CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION.  3. HELL-STORM., van Belkom, Edo, von Allmen, Stewart and Moore, James A.
18 van Belkom, Edo, von Allmen, Stewart and Moore, James A. THE WORLD OF DARKNESS. WEREWOLF SERIES - FIRST THREE VOLUMES. 1. WYRM WOLF. 2. CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION. 3. HELL-STORM.
New York HarperPrism First Printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Steve Gardner, John Cobb, Mike Chaney - cover art. 
274 pp, 260 pp, 294 pp - 3 volumes, 6 3/4" H, first printings. **The 4th volume, 'Watcher' by Charles Grant, is not included.** 1. Wyrm Wolf, 1995, ISBN 0061054399: "Just as Gaia is creator, Wyrm is destroyer. Its victory shall be the end of all things. For eons we Garou have been the hunters, the predators. Now we shall know what it is like to be - the prey.". 2. Conspicuous Consumption, 1995, ISBN 0061054712: "Only yesterday they were playing the roles of normal American teenagers. But today, an unexpected threat has forced them out of hiding. The caretakers of the local 'caern', the Garou parents who found and awakened the 'lost pups', must now call on them for help. For an ancient and formidable enemy has come to the sleepy midwestern town of Little River - The Wyrm." 3. Hell-Storm, 1996, ISBN 0061056758: "Everyone has their own reasons for coming to the glittering desert casinos. Shaun and Gabriel have come to escape the bloody tribal wars of the Garou. Shaun's mother has come to forget a lost love. And the Wyrm has come to gamble on a sure thing. For the ultimate force of unearthly Evil has joined forces with the mob to fight for control of one of the city's most palatial casino hotels." Interiors - vol. 1 has one very small corner crease on page 109, vol. 3 has bookstore stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, vol. 2 has a remainder mark on bottom of text block, vol. 3 has clear tape at bottom of spine/hinges - no tears. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A TASTE OF BLOOD WINE., Warrington, Freda.
19 Warrington, Freda. A TASTE OF BLOOD WINE.
Pan, London, 1993, first paperback printing. 
581 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0330328468 "1923. Madeline Neville watches as her father fills Parkland Hall for her 18th birthday party. Among them is his handsome new research assistant Karl - the man she has already decided will be her hu sband. Her sister Charlotte has generously agreed to stand aside. Until she sees Karl....For Charlotte, it is the beginning of a deadly obsession. As their feverish passion grows, Karl faces the dilemma he fears the most. For Karl von W u l t e n d o r f is a vampire. And only by deserting Charlotte can his passion for her blood be conquered...." Interior - bookstore stamp on first page, tear on page 521 archivally taped, tiny edge tear (archivally taped) and small piece missi ng a t to p co rn er o f pages 519/520 - doesn't effect the text, pages browning very lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small crease at corners, faint creases on spine, very light b row nin g to ed ges of te xtb lo ck, minor scuffs on fore-edge of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HORROR OF THE 20TH CENTURY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Weinberg, Robert.
20 Weinberg, Robert. HORROR OF THE 20TH CENTURY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
,Collectors Press, Portland, OR, 2000, first American edition. 
256 pp, folio (13/14" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1888054425 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "As long as there have been storytellers, audiences have sought stories that make their flesh creep and their blood curdle - stories that slither into the darkest corners of our psyches. These are the tales that have been read furtively under covers or retold in whispers by the light of campfires. From Horace Walpole to Stephen King, the masters of horror have offered us jus t s u c h tales of the eerie and the spectral. Author Robert Weinberg has assembled the best of these phantasmal visions. Here is a vivid recounting of the writers, illustrators, publishers, actors, and filmmakers who for more than two centuries h a ve f ed o u r hunger for the macabre. As a student of the field whose collection of 25,000 genre-related materials is among the finest worldwide, Weinberg is a uniquely qualified writer whose perspectives span the spectrum of horror. (This boo k) be gin s w ith E nglish author Horace Walpole who, in 1765, gave birth to the Gothic novel 'The Castle of Otranto'. Mary Shelley plundered new depths of darkness with 'Frankenstein', and late nineteenth-century readers feasted voraciously on O sca r Wi lde' s 'T he P ict ure of Dorian Gray' and Henry James' 'The Turn of the Screw'. Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne each cast their unique spell on tales of the weird. As the modern era unfolded, horror has c rept, how led, and s limed its way into the twentieth century on celluloid and paper, and Weinberg reveiws the silents and talkies, the comics, the paperbacks, and hardcovers - including such haunting and immortal creations as Frankenstein, Dracul a, and 'The Phan tom of the O pera' ." Light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, minor bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny bumps on front hinge. Very Good+/Very G ood+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
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