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A List of Sold Books (and somewhat of a Bibliography)

At the request of several of our customers, we started a page for the books of Arkham House and related publishers. I was keeping the listings of the sold books on that page because leaving the listings offered some bibliographic information for those who may be interested (and it's sometimes easier for us to look up something in a hurry).

Eventually the sold books started taking over the page so I decided to move them here to their own page. If you would like to see the books we currently have in stock for these publishers (and the "short list"), please see Current Inventory Arkham House, etc.

Repeat customers through our site receive a 10% discount including the in-print books. So, if there is a book you would like to order from these publishers we can order it for you. Just e-mail us at info@whiteunicornbooks.com.

We have often been asked about which books are out of print at Arkham. A list is available at Arkham & Mycroft and Moran OP Books

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Arkham House, Mycroft and Moran,
and Fedogan and Bremer Books Used/OP Books

PLEASE NOTE: We haven't quite got rid of all of the current inventory links on the page yet but we're working on it.

Asquith, Cynthia   This Mortal Coil(OP)
WI Arkham House 1947 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing F/VG+, Illustrated by Ronald Clyne
245 pages; Fine/Very Good Plus. Only 2, 609 copies printed. Boards are Straight and Tips are Pointed. DJ's white back panel is age darkened. One tiny chip at each spine tip. Asquith's conventional English settings, her simple, direct style, combined with a vivid sense of the dramatic, and a strong story-sense all contribute to the effectiveness of these tales of the supernatural. This is the first collection of her stories to be published anywhere....
Price: 80.00 USDSOLD

Blackwood, Algernon   The Doll And One Other
WI Arkham House 1946 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing VG+/NONE
Very Good Plus/NO JACKET. Page edges beginning to tan. Faint shelfwear at spine tips. Inside paste down glue bleed through - foxing on FFPs. Light bump at top/bottom spine tip. Only 3,490 copies printed. Algernon Blackwood's last book. He wrote but one later short story, Roman Remains, published in 1948.
Price: 30.00 USDSOLD

Copper, Basil   And Afterward, The Dark (OP)
WI Arkham House 1977 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing F/F Illustrated by Stephen E. Fabian
Fine/Fine. Only 4, 000 copies printed. An EXCELLENT copy - still in shrinkwrap from Arkham. Flawless.
Price: 25.00 USD  SOLD

De Camp, L. Sprague   Literary Swordsmen And Sorcerers: The Makers Of Heroic Fantasy (OP)
WI Arkham House 1976 Limited 1st Edition Hard Cover; First Printing F/F Illustrated by Tim Kirk
Fine/Fine. Still in shrink wrap from Arkham House. Only 5431 copies printed. The perfect Gift for the Collector.
Price: 25.00 USD   SOLD

Derleth, August & Schorer, Mark    Colonel Markesan And Less Pleasant People (OP)
WI Arkham House 1966 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing NF/VG+ Illustrated by Frank Utpatel   285 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Only 2, 405 copies printed. Tee-niny spot, which appears to be an accidental touch with pen head, on top text block. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Un-read tight. DJ with Original price 5.00 is very, very lightly age tanned at back flap fold, top outside edge and spine. Now in protective sleeve. An Excellent Gift! Written in the summer of 1931 when two fledgling authors shared a cottage along the Wisconsin River in Sauk City. They were written specifically for Weird Tales, where a majority of them were published...
Price: 65.00 USD   SOLD

Derleth, August (ed.)    Dark Things (OP)
WI Arkham House 1971 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing VG/VG DJ by Herb Arnold and Gary Gore.
"3051 copies printed. The fourth and final anthology of original weird tales edited by Derleth, and a substantial volume." [Sixty years of Arkham House]
Very Good/Very Good. Book spine may have been bumped at middle of spine as front gutter is irregular. It also appears it could have been done while putting the cover together because the spine connection to the book is solid and tight. DJ has yellowing at folds and top edge of white, two very small rubbing spots at bottom of spine and back fold. Brodart protected.
Price: 45.00 USDSOLD

Derleth, August    The Reminiscences Of Solar Pons (OP)
WI Mycroft & Moran 1961. First Edition. Fine condition. Illustrated by by Frank Utpatel. 199 pages. "2052 copies printed. The fourth volume of Solar Pons tales. The title is derived from the subtitle of the fourth Sherlock Holmes collection, His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (1917)." [Sixty Years of Arkham]. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Limit First Edition. Only 2052 copies printed. Soft bump top back corner tip. Boards are straight, tips appear pointed through Mylar cover, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ back cover has a bit of "shelf dust" on white back ground. Tee-niny chip at front corner tips. Light rubbing at spine tips. A Bright, Beautiful, Tight, Clean copy.
Price: 65.00 USD   SOLD

              Table of Contents

  • Introduction, by Anthony Boucher
  • The Adventure of the Mazarine Blue
  • The Adventure of the Hats of M. Dulac
  • The Adventure of the Mosiac Cylinders
  • The Adventure of the Praed Street Irregulars
  • The Adventure of the Cloverdale Kennels
  • The Adventure of the Black Cardinal
  • The Adventure of the Troubled Magistrate
  • The Adventure of the Blind Clairaudient
  • A Chronology of Solar Pons, by Robert Pattrick
Mystery, Detective

Derleth, August    Thirty Years Of Arkham House 1939-1969 (OP)
WI Arkham House 1970 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing F/NF
Fine/Near Fine. A History and Bibliography. A GREAT research tool for Arkham House, Mycroft & Moran and Stanton & Lee publications. Lists Title, Author, Illustrator & Designer, Publisher, Year, Number of pages, Original price and Contents (names of stories) . Only 2, 000 copies issued. Boards are Straight and Tips are Pointed. DJ spine is lightly sunned, otherwise Fine. NO dings or pings.
Price: 45.00 USDSOLD

Derleth, August    Wisconsin Murders (OP)
WI Mycroft & Moran 1968. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good Plus condition. Illustrated by by Ronald Clyne. 222 pages. "1958 copies printed. Derleth's one excursion into true crime, recounting curious murders and other crimes in his native state." [Sixty Years of Arkham]. 222 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Only 1,958 issues printed. Very soft bump top front corner tip. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is lightly age toned on white back panel. Tiny bit of rub to front panel. Light rub to back panel edge. Tiny bit of rub at bottom spine tip an front corner tips. Now in protective sleeve. An enquiry into Mayhem and Homicide in the Midwest... An Excellent Gift!
Table of Contents:

  • Foward
  • Caffee Was a Gallowsbird
  • An Affair in Council
  • A Jury of His Peers
  • A Way with the Ladies [orig. in Saint Mystery Magazine, April 1964]
  • Coincidence and Dr. Garner
  • The Tribulations of Sarah Ingersoll
  • A Rival to Xantippe
  • A Slight Case of Perjury
  • "Hell Hath No Fury . . ."
  • A Village Borgia [orig. in American Weekly, July 19, 1953]
  • La Follette for the Proecution
  • The Dog in the Night-Time
  • Dear Grace [orig. in Saint Mystery Magazine, June 1963]
  • Hart Gets His Man
  • Christmas Package
  • The Wold at the Church Social
Mystery, Detective
SOLD

Eisenstein, Phyllis    Born To Exile (OP)
WI Arkham House 1978 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing F/F Illustrated by Stephen E. Fabian
Fine/Fine. An Excellent Copy. Only 4, 000 issues printed. A Collector's Quality Copy.
SOLD

Grendon, Stephen (Derleth, August)    Mr. George And Other Odd Persons (OP)
WI Arkham House 1963 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing F/F Illustrated by Robert E. Hubbell
Fine/Fine. Only 2, 546 copies printed (pp. Viii. , 239) - $4.00 Original price. Outside page edges Very Lightly foxed, otherwise Fine. Boards are Straight and Tips are Pointed. DJ is Great! ! A Bright, Unread Tight, Clean copy. Stories written by August Derleth under the Stephen Grendon pseudonym. A Super copy for the Collector.
Price: 35.00 USD SOLD

Howard, Robert E.    Skull-face And Others (OP)
WI Arkham 1946 First Edition Hard Cover G/P Illustrated by Hannes Bok
Condition: Good/Poor. Only 3,000 copies. Outside page edges brown with age.. Inside pages Clean and Clear. FFPs have taping residue (appears that the DJ was once taped to book. ) Boards are Straight and Tips appear Pointed through Mylar cover. Spine lettering clear and sharp. DJ is Used and Abused. 1 inch chip missing at bottom of spine. Other chips missing at extraminities. Clear scotch tape front and back. Back panel age tanned but All Text is readable and Artwork is intact. A Real Nice copy for the age.
Price: 300.00 USD   SOLD

Jones, Stephen (Ed)   Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth
MN Fedogan & Bremer 2005 1878252569 Hardcover; First Edition, First Printing F/F Illustrated by Bob Eggleton
297 pages; Fine/Fine. This is not a used book. New condition. Only 2000 copies issued of this trade edition. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is Fine - in protective sleeve! Fantastic wrap around art work by Bob Eggleton. An excellent gift! Stephen Jones returns to Lovecraft's decaying Massachusetts seaport as such established writers as Ramsey Campbell, Hugh B. Cave, Basil Copper, John Glasby, Caitlin R. Kierman, Richard A. Lupoff, Kim Newman, Paul McAuley, Michael Marshall Smith and Steve Rasnic Tem once again relate a fictional history of Innsmouth and its batrachian inhabitants.
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror Fantasy

Price: 35.00 USD  SOLD


A special limited edition is also available directly from the publisher for $120.00. Contact fedbrem@usinternet.com for details.

Kirk, Russell    The Princess Of All Lands (OP)
WI Arkham House Publishers 1979 First Edition Hard Cover; First Printing F/NF Illustrated by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
238 pages; Fine/Near Fine. 4120 mcopies (Sixty Years of Arkham House). DJ has little rub at front fold. White on back flap fold just a little tanned. Now in new protective sleeve. A Beautiful, Extra Tight copy. An Excellent gift for the Collector.

Table of Contents (from Sixty Years of Arkham):

  • Prologue
  • Sorworth Place
  • Behind the Stumps
  • The Princess of All Lands
  • The Last God's Dream
  • The Cellar of Little Egypt
  • Ex Tenebris
  • Balgrummo's Hell
  • There's a Long, Long Trail A-Winding (won the World Fantasy Award in 1977)
  • Saviourgate
Price: 32.00 USD  SOLD

Leiber, Fritz, Jr.    Night's Black Agents (OP)
WI Arkham House 1947 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing NF/VG Illustrated by Ronald Clyne
Near Fine/Very Good. Only 3, 084 copies printed. Book's outer page edges are lightly foxed and pages show light tanning from age. Boards are straight and tips are pointed. DJ is heavily rubbed and small chips at top of spine and tips of corners. Back of cover is lightly dirty due to handling. All of the above does not effect the Art Work and lettering. A really nice copy - but obviously read...a lot.
Price: 146.25 USD  SOLD

Long, Frank B.    In Mayan Splendor (OP)
WI Arkham House 1977 First Edition Hard Cover; First Printing F/F Illustrated by Fabian, Stephen E. (Illustrator)
Fine/Fine. Only 3, 000 copies issued. Book is Great - Boards are Straight and Tips are Pointed. DJ is Bright - A Beautiful, Bright, Extra Tight, Clean copy.
Price: 19.00 USD  SOLD

Long, Frank Belknap    Howard Phillips Lovecraft: Dreamer On The Nightside (OP)
WI Arkham 1975 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing NF/NF Illustrated by Frank Utpatel
Near Fine/Near Fine. Only 5, 000 copies printed. The front board has a blotch, apparently from the mfg. , like a rag being laid on it before the ink dried. It can only be seen by examining the book closely, otherwise Fine. DJ has one tiny rub at front corner of spine and one tiny rub at front bottom tip. A Beautiful, Bright, Tight Copy. A Perfect Gift for the Collector.
Price: 45.00 USD  SOLD

Lovecraft, H. P. (August Derleth, Ed. & James Turner, Ed. )    Selected Letters IV [1932-1934]
WI Arkham House 1976 Stated 1st Edition & Prtg Cloth F/F Illustrated by Ronald Rich, Virgil Finlay and Gary Gore
Fine/Fine. Binding is Black Cloth. Book has very minor scuff on outside of back board. DJ has minor rub on back top tip, otherwise Fine. During the period covered by this fourth volume of letters, Lovecraft resided quietly in Providence, RI, amidst a society then languishing under the ravages wrought by the great depression.
SOLD

Lovecraft, H. P. (August Derleth, Ed. & Donald Wandrei, Ed. )    Selected Letters I [1911-1924]
WI Arkham House 1965 Stated 1st Edition & Cloth NF/VG+. Jacket photographs by Ronald Rich, illustration by Virgil Finlay, design and lettering by Gary Gore. 2504 copies printed [Sixty Years of Arkham House, ST Johsi].
Near Fine/Very Good+. Binding is Black Cloth. Book has minor scuff on outside of back board. DJ has a closed tear on front flap (about 1 in.) and minor scuffing, otherwise Fine. "In this volume, the most interesting letters are perhaps the early letters to Rheinhart Kliener (whose name is consistently misspelled "Reinhardt" in the first two volumes) and Maurice W. Moe, which provide much interesting information on Lovecraft's youth, his letters to Frank Belknap Long and Clark Ashton Smith in the early 1920s, and his letters to his aunt Lillian D. Clark in 1924, after his marriage to Sonia H. Greene and his move to Brooklyn."
Price: 95.00 USD
SOLD

Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips)    Dagon And Other Macabre Tales
WI Arkham House 1965 Limited Edition Hard Cover; Second Printing NF/NF Illustrated by Lee Brown Coye
Near Fine/Near Fine. This appears to be the Second Printing as it states 3, 000 copies issued, (first printing states 3500 copies printed - second printing states 3000 copies printed - on last page of book; L. W. Curry book on CD) There are no other signs of which printing a copy is. Has $6.50 price. Book is Super - Boards are Straight and Tips are Pointed. Bright black cloth with Bright gilt stamping. DJ has hint of tanning on white of back panel, at the spine, four tee-niny specks at upper edge and one tiny spot of rubbing on spine. A Beautiful Copy.

SOLD

Lovecraft, H. P. and Joshi, S. T. (Ed)    Miscellaneous Writings (OP to dealers)
568 pages; Fine/Fine. As New condition. No flaws. Not a USED book. Brand New. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Most moving is that final 1937 letter to Nils H. Frome in which Lovecraft, now aware that he is dying, strives nonetheless to disabuse his young correspondent of spurious supernatural and occult delusions. Even as a sojourner in Death's waiting room, listening for the knock on the door, H. P. Lovecraft remained faithful to his scientific beliefs, a seeker after truth, to the end.
Brand New Horror Fantasy Science Fiction & Fantasy
From the Publisher:
Years in preparation, this massive assemblage of Lovecraftiana is organized into nine sections, each preceded by editor S.T. Joshi s illuminating commentary; Dreams and Fancies, The Weird Fantasist, Mechanistic Materialist, Literary Critic, Political Theorist, Antiquarian Travels, Amateur Journalist, Epistolarian, and Personal. The individual works by Lovecraft--over eighty in number!-are too numerous to be listed here, but include such central statements as the Commonplace Book, History of the Necronomicon, Notes on Writing Weird Fiction, The Materialist Today, Observations on Several Parts of America, Some Notes on a Nonentity, Cats and Dogs, and much, much more. With twenty pages of documentary illustrations and photographs, and with the aggregate Joshi exegesis constituting a virtual minibiography, the Miscellaneous Writing is the most significant volume ever published by and about H.P. Lovecraft.
SOLD

Lovecraft, H. P. - August Derleth    The Watchers Out Of Time And Others (OP)
WI Arkham 1974 Limited Edition Hard Cover NF/VG+ Illustrated by Herb Arnold
Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Only 5,000 copies printed. Book has hint of dusting to outer page edges. Soft tip of top of spine, otherwise Fine. DJ has light rubbing at tips of tips - top two have a tiny chip. Light rubbing at back of spine and tail of spine, VERY light discoloration at back flap fold and extremities of white. All in All a Beautiful, Bright, Tight copy. The story themes have been collected into one omnibus of post-mortem collaborations belonging virtually to every period of Lovecraft's work.SOLD

Lovecraft, H. P. - August Derleth (Collected by)    Something About Cats And Other Pieces (OP)
WI Arkham House 1949 First Edition Hard Cover; First Printing NF/VG Illustrated by Ronald Clyne
Near Fine/Very Good. Only 2, 995 copies printed. (Thirty years of Arkham House) Book has age foxed page edges. Boards are straight and pointed. DJ has 3/4 inch tape top and bottom, in the middle top/bottom - front and back - it appears someone wanted to keep the DJ from coming off. Tape has greyed. DJ is rubbed and age tanning - chipped at spine ends and corners. Altogether this volume is a most interesting, if minor addition, to any collection of Lovecraftiana, and indispensable to the collector or student of Lovecraft's work.
Price: 200.00 USD  SOLD

Lovecraft, H. P. & divers hands    Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (OP)
WI Arkham House 1990, ISBN: 0870541595, Illustrated by Potter, J. K.
529 pages; Fine/Fine. New. A fantastic wrap around DJ by Jeffrey Potter. From Sixty Years of Arkham House: "7015 copies printed. This revised edition of Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (see no. 102), prepared by James Turner for the fiftieth anniversary of Arkham House, contains most of the stories from the eariler edition (those by Shea, Wade, and the two by Lumley have been dropped) along with new stories written in more recent years. ...Turner's tart introduction properly condems the hacks who have caused the "Cthulhu Mythos" to fall into disrepute through their unimaginative and hackneyed productions." The new stories include a story by Fritz Leiber, by Steven King, by Joanna Russ, and others.
Brand New, Horror Fantasy, Arkham House, Lovecraft, Cthulhu SOLD

Lovecraft, H. P.; Collected by Derleth, August & Wandrei, Donald    The Outsider And Others (OP)
WI Arkham House 1939 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing VG+/NF Illustrated by Virgil Finlay
553 pages; Very Good Plus/Near Fine. Only 1, 268 copies printed - with no reprints. Outside edge of pages are age tanned - with a small light spot of soiling on page ends. The pages are clear and white. Inside board and fly pages are age tanned. Owner's plate neatly on back of front board - under cover flap. DJ is a reprint of the original Virgil Finlay DJ distributed by Gerry de la Ree. One very tiny chip at back corner of spine. A Great Gift for the Collector.

SOLD

Lumley, Brian    Caller Of The Black (OP)
WI Arkham 1971 Limited 1st Edition Hard Cover; First Printing F/NF Illustrated by Herb Arnold
235 pages; Fine/Near Fine. Only 3606 copies issued. As New condition - no flaws! Boards are Straight and Tips are Pointed. Un-read tight and clean. DJ also has no flaws. In mylar protective sleeve. A Bright, Beautiful, Extra Tight, Clean book. Great Gift for the Collector. Author's first book.
Price: 150.00 USDSOLD

Machen, Arthur    The Green Round (OP)
WI Arkham House Publishers 1968 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing F/F Illustrated by Ronald Clyne
Fine/Fine. Only 2, 058 copies printed. Book has just a hint of foxting to outer page edges. A Beautiful, Bright, Tight copy for the Collector. Originally published by Ernest Benn in 1933, the first U.S. edition was published by Arkham House in 1968 as Machen's first and only book published by Arkham House.
SOLD

Quinn, Seabury    Roads (OP)
WI Arkham 1948 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing VG+/G Illustrated by Virgil Finlay
Very Good Plus/Good Plus. Only 2, 137 copies printed. Pages beginning to tan from age. Front tips straight and pointed. DJ very rubbed/chipped at front fold, front spine and edges of front cover that does not effect the cover art and lettering. Head/tail of spine rubbed and chipped. No large chips - just small chips. Price Clipped. Roads is the moving fantasy of Santa Claus based on an ancient Christian legend. A Great Christmas Gift of a Very Rare Arkham Book.

SOLD

Smith, Clark Ashton    Other Dimensions (OP)
WI Arkham House 1970 Limited Edition Original Cloth; First Printing F/NF Illustrated by Lee Brown Coye
329 pages; Fine/Near Fine. Only 3144 copies printed. DJ has very, very light rubbing on front fold. A Great Gift for the Collector. This final collection of the short stories of Clark Ashton Smith contains no less than 26 tales - Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy - the domains that Smith made uniquely his own.
Price: 100.00 USDSOLD

Smith, Clark Ashton   Selected Poems (OP)
WI Arkham 1971 Limited 1st Edition Hard Cover; First Printing F/F Illustrated by Gary Gore
401 pages; Near Fine/Fine. Only approximately 2,118 copies printed. Boards are straight and tips are pointed - Un-read tight and clean. DJ has no pings or dings. Mylar protected. A Bright, Beautiful, Extra Tight copy.
Price: 200.00 USD  SOLD

Smith, Clark Ashton    Selected Poems (OP)
WI Arkham 1971 First Edition Hard Cover; First Printing F/NF Illustrated by Gary Gore
401 pages; Fine/Near Fine. Only 2,118 copies printed. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Un-read tight. DJ has very light rub to spine. In protective sleeve. A Bright, Beautiful, Extra Tight copy.
Price: 200.00 USD  SOLD

Smith, Clark Ashton    Tales Of Science And Sorcery (OP)
WI Arkham 1964 Limited 1st Edition Hard Cover; First Printing F/VG Illustrated by Frank Utpatel
256 pages; Fine/Very Good. Only 2500 books issued. Boards are Straight and Tips are Pointed. DJ is rubbed at flap folds and very lightly rubbed at spine edge and spine tips. Spine and top flap edges lightly tanned. Bright, Beautiful Artwork by Utpatel.

SOLD

Van Vogt, A. E.    Slan (OP)
WI Arkham House Publishers 1946 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing VG+/VG Illustrated by Robert E. Hubbell
Very Good Plus/Very Good. Only 4, 051 copies printed. Now This is a Rare Book. The AUTHOR inscribed '[Person's name] This rare edition, the very first, is herewith inscribed with all best wishes, A. E. Van Vogt' - Very first book off the Press? Don't know! Book is solid - straight boards - with pointed tips. Outside page edges very foxed and some pages tanning, due to age. DJ is dirty from handling - All Art work and printing is clear. Head of spine is rubbed and has one tiny chip - bottom spine tip is rubbed and has 2 tee niney chips. Inside front flap has three tee niney chips. Price Clipped. Author's First Book. A rare copy for the Rare Book Collector. ; Signed by Signed by Author
Price: 500.00 USDSOLD

Walton, Evangeline    Witch House (OP)
WI Arkham House 1945 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing VG+/VG+ Illustrated by Ronald Clyne
Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. Only 2, 949 copies printed. The only thing wrong with the book is age. Browning/dusting to outer edges of pages. Just a hint of yellowing to some pages. DJ has light discoloration to spine and minor rubbing. Top of spine has been bumped/rubbed and small chip. The Author's second book, the first was The Virgin and the Swine, in 1936.
Price: 65.00 USD  SOLD

Walton, Evangeline    Witch House (OP)
WI Arkham House 1945 First Edition Hard Cover; First Printing NF/VG+ Illustrated by Ronald Clyne
200 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Only 2, 949 copies printed. Tiny bit of shelf rub at spine tips. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has touch of age tanning to spine. Lightly rubbed to spine edge, with one tee-niny chip at top spine tip. Fantastic art work. Events move rapidly toward climax and anti-climax in this skillfully written novel which in its theme suggests Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, and in its treatment Francis Brett Young's Cold Harbour, though it is completely original work of marked power and a fine quality of imaginative adventure...
Price: 100.00 USD  SOLD

Wandrei, Donald    Strange Harvest (OP)
WI Arkham House 1965 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing F/F Illustrated by Howard Wandrei and Frank Utpatel
Fine/Fine. Only 2, 000 copies printed. Book has very light dusting to outer edges of pages. This second collection of stories from the pen of the imaginative author of The Eye and The Finger, The Web of Easter Island, and Poems for Midnight, offers a striking variety. Strange Harvest is a fitting successor to that first collection. A Super gift for the Collector.
Price: 85.00 USD  SOLD

Wellman, Manly Wade    Who Fears The Devil? (OP)
WI Arkham House 1963 Limited Edition Original Cloth; First Printing F/NF Illustrated by Lee Brown Coye
213 pages; Fine/Very Good Plus. Only 2, 058 copies printed. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Bright black boards with bright gilt lettering. DJ has very thin rub at front flap fold edge and tiny rub by top spine edge. White back panel shows very, very light shelf rub (book to shelf or book to another book). Tee-niny bit of rub to front spine tips. No chips. Now in protective sleeve. Fantastic Coye artwork! The stories of John, the wandering ballad-singer of the Southern mountains, have long been a welcome feature of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Here, at last, are all the John stories in one compact volume...
Price: 200.00 USDSOLD

Whitehead, Henry S.    West India Lights (OP)
WI Arkham House 1946 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing VG+/VG Illustrated by Ronald Clyne
Very Good Plus/Very Good. Only 3, 037 copies printed. Book is Fine except for age. Browning to outer edges of pages, very light foxing to FPs, FFP may have had a sticker at one time (has a rough spot) . DJ is discolored especially at spine and folds, and one small tear at back board bottom tip. DJ art clean and bright.
Price: 75.00 USD  SOLD

Wilkins-Freeman, Mary E.    Collected Ghost Stories-With An Introduction By Edward Wagenknecht
WI Arkham 1974 Limited 1st Edition Hard Cover; First Printing F/NF Illustrated by Frank Utpatel
189 pages; Fine/Near Fine. Only Approximately 4, 000 copies printed. Boards are Straight, Tips are Pointed, Spine is square and All is clean. Un-read tight and clean. DJ has tee-niny rub top corner tip. White on back panel very lightly rubbed. Now in protective sleeve. A Bright, Beautiful, Extra, Extra Tight copy. Collected Ghost Stories unites in one volume the sporadic yet successful efforts of the author in the field of the supernatural...
Price: 15.00 USD  SOLD

Wilson, Colin    The Mind Parasites (OP)
WI Arkham 1967 Limited Edition Hard Cover; First Printing F/NF Illustrated by Frank Utpatel.  Published eariler in 1967 by Author Baker (London) without the lengthy introduction contained in the Arkham edition where Wilson partially recants his eariler views on Lovecraft.
222 pages; Fine/Near Fine. 3045 copies printed. Boards are Straight and Tips are Pointed. DJ has slight rubbing to spine. Spine and white on back panel edges and flap is lightly very tanned. Now in protective cover. A Bright, Beautiful, Extra, Extra Tight copy. An Excellent Gift for the Arkham collector.
Price: 95.00 USDSOLD

Here are some more places to look around our site:

  • Arkham House, Mycroft & Moran, and Fedogan & Bremer Books
    At the request of several of our customers, we started a page for the books of Arkham House and related publishers. We try hard to keep it up to date with news and a list of forthcoming books and a list of those books we have of these publishers - both new and used.

  • Author Web Sites/Fan Sites
    A list of Authors and their websites or fan sites. Unfortunately, I haven't kept up with the sites going out or changing although a recent check with a program showed no broken links. One can hope right?

  • Book Care and other book information
    About Books includes items on Book Care as well as a How to Identify First Editions. It will include links, reviews, and all kinds of other interesting (to us at least) tidbits as we add to it.

  • Book Condition Description
    We use certain "bookseller" terms when we describe our books. Generally, they tend to mean what you think they would mean. For example Fine means basically without faults. The exact meanings behind what we mean are given on this page. As mentioned on the page, book condition is sometimes a subjective "call" by the book seller. We try to be objective, but might (in your opinion) fail. If so, you can return the book for any reason.

  • Book Inventory Programs The question of which book inventory program to use was always coming up on some of the forums I visit so I though I would put down some thoughts here. It is evolving and will eventually try to cover many aspects of inventory management (in the sometime distant future). In the mean time, if you have something you would like to see, let me know.

  • Book Reviews
    A slowly growing list of books we've reviewed. We would be happy to have your comments and, if you like, your reviews (with, of course, credit to you if you wish).

  • Chrislands Book Stores
    Chrislands is the company which hosts our site. We are very happy with them as are their other customers. This page gives links to many of the other Chrisland stores.

  • General Links; Other Book Stores, SF&F References, Detective/Mystery References, etc.
    Well, that about says it all. This is sort of a catch all for links which don't specifically belong anywhere else. Right now (about 6:41 pm Central US time, Oct. 16 2005), there are four sections, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery - Detective, Arts and Crafts, and Book Related Links.

  • Glenn Larsen's Guide to First Editions
    Copied from Books-Rare, the book collector's home Copyright © 1997 by Glenn Larsen. Sadly, the original is no longer available., but we have a copy of it here with some corrections and additions.

  • Glossary of Terms Used in Literature and the Book and Printing Trades
    This page grew out of a request from a customer about book terms, a bookman's glossary so to speak. Now I could have just pointed them to the IOBA Book Terminology but I though it would be nice [and make our site more attractive] if we had a page of our own. Well now we do - at least the start of one

  • Help for on-line book buyers
    We hope this page will help you have a more pleasant on-line book buying experience. It also lists a few other places to get books - If we don't have the book you are looking for, of course :-)

  • IOBA Book Stores
    The Independent Online Booksellers Association, is dedicated to promoting internet bookselling by, in part, "Maintaining and enforcing high ethical and professional standards for our member booksellers, including a Code Of Ethics." White Unicorn Books is a proud member of the IOBA and on this page we list some of the other IOBA stores.

  • Liaden Universe of Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
    This page is for our Steve Miller and Sharon Lee books. It is mainly books set in the Liaden UniverseŽ and has a list of books in that series, including the Chapter Books, as well as a set of references and links to other sites for the two authors.

  • Previously Featured Books
    Featured Books is where we list the books which have been featured on our home page - we may have more about the book than is in the normal catalog listing, so we decided to just keep track of them here. For example, when we featured the Chronicles of Narnia we listed "both sequences". The order in which they were originally published and "the preferred sequence of CS Lewis".

    We also have some special pages for books which are special in some way. It may be that the book itself is special or that a customer asked for more images, so we put up a page for the book. In any case we have these single pages for a particular book:
    • Butters' Richmond Directory 1855
      An interesting directory for 1855.
    • Crystallizing Public Opinion
      Bernays is considered by many as the originator of modern public relations and has been called the "Father of Spin". He was named one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century by Life magazine.
    • Oxford Lectern Bible The Oxford Lectern Bible is a massive edition of the English Bible designed by American typographer Bruce Rogers (1870-1957). It is considered by many to be Rogers' masterpiece, and is recognized along with the other great Bibles, including the Baskerville Bible and the Doves Press Bible.
    • The Principles Of Judicial Proof
      Normally we don't put up our used books as a Featured Book on the home page they don't last long enough to stay here since we generally only have a single copy) but this one is such an absolutely beautiful book I had to put it up. So, of course, I had to build a page for it.
    • Sleeping Beauty, a Special Collectors Edition with illustrations by Dulac
      A page devoted to a special book. The 1910 limited edition of Sir Author Quiller-Couch's The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales, illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
    • The Religious System of China
      First published over quite a few years, the initial volume was published in 1892 and the final volume was printed in 1910, The Religious System of China is a monumental work by Jan J M de Groot that "is an attempt at depicting the Chinese Religion as it is really practiced by the nation, and at sketching on a broad scale its influence on Domestic and Social Life. It is the fruit of an intimate contact with the Chinese race for several years." The work also contains a detailed study of China's funerary stelae, and the mythical animals used to decorate them.
    • Slovenly Peter's Story Book
      A classic 'what happens to bad boys and girls' from the late 1800's.

  • Ramblings/Blog/Book Reviews and whatever
    This is really a series of pages consistings of almost anything. On these pages I've written about Medicard Part D, about searching for information on a book on Google and at the Library of Congress, reviewed several books, and talked about the IOBA. No telling what will show up there. I'm sure we'll duplicate information on the rest of the site, but a lot of it will be unique. Hope you find it of interest.

  • Repricing
    A short look at some of the reasons for (semi)automatically repricing your inventory including a few Perl code snippets.

  • Setting Up an Internet Book Store
    An article I wrote for the IOBA. It presents a "first look" at some of the things one should think about in setting up an internet book store.


  • Transfer Homebase data to BookTrakker
    We use BookTrakker for maintaining and updating our main database of books we have listed here on our site. In talking to other BookTrakker users, they wanted to know how they could use someone to enter data which they could transfer to BookTrakker either in addition to or instead of using the network version of BookTrakker. Since we use both the network version and Homebase as "auxillary input systems", I though I would finally describe how we did the Homebase to BookTrakker part of it.





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