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Mythos Books

Lovecraftian, Cthulhu Mythos, Supernatural and Weird Fiction
Drawing from many small press publishers, we offer hard-to-find titles, out-of-print books, and selected complementary items in new and used, hardcover and paperback formats.
4084 GHOST GLEAMS
Wintle, William James. Ash-tree Press, 1999, hc,180pp, F/F dj. $39.50

First published in 1921, Ghost Gleams is one of the most elusive titles in the genre of the classic supernatural tale; and the author of the collection's fifteen tales has long been a mysterious—even ghostly—figure, despite having been a prolific Victorian and Edwardian writer who was able to turn his hand to almost any subject required of him. Born in 1861, William James Wintle established a name for himself as a prolific and versatile author, equally adept at writing a best-selling account of the Armenian massacre and a cookbook of Continental recipes. He was considered an expert on the British royal family, was a noted writer on the subject of natural history, and in 1899 became the major regular in-house contributor to the highly popular Harmsworth Magazine. Towards the end of the Great War, Wintle became an Oblate in the Abbey of Caldey Island; and it was there, on Sunday evenings, that he told a series of ghost stories to the eight boys who attended the Abbey's school. The stories—which feature a range of other-wordly visitants, from haunted beds and vengeful ancestors to spectral cats and prehistoric animals—were later collected together and published as Ghost Gleams, with the author noting that 'the gruesome ones met with the best reception'. This first-ever reprint of Ghost Gleams includes a lengthy introduction by Richard Dalby, who presents the most complete biography of Wintle ever assembled, as well as a 1903 article about real ghosts, and an account of life on Caldey Island at the time Wintle was there, written by one of the 'eight dear boys' to whom Ghost Gleams is dedicated.

4089 THE GOD GAME
Suster, Gerald & Arthur Machen (related). New English Library (UK), 1997, 1st, pb, 373pp. Fine. $11.95
Arthur Machen finds the evil characters of his novels coming back to haunt him in London of the 1890s, while Adam Stride, present-day novelist and private detective, finds his own life threatened by characters he thought to be creatures of fiction in London of the 1990s. Linked across time by a sacred stone that has fallen into their hands, Machen and Stride find themselves whirled into a monstrous game.
 
4091 MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY LICENSE FRAME
Miskatonic University, 1998, license plate. New, $39.95.
A solid brass license plate frame, with “ALUMNI” on top and “MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY” on bottom, outlined in purple.
 
3678 MASTERS OF THE MACABRE 1999 CALENDAR
Pentagram Publications, 1998, 1st, wraps. As new. $6.00
12 of the most famous and influential craftsmen of the weird tale featuring Poe, M.R. James, Derleth, Dunsany, C.A. Smith, Bierce, Bloch, Bradbury, Hodgson, Blackwood, Machen and H.P. Lovecraft. Each month includes a brief bio, important dates, holidays and moon phases.
 
4225 NECRONOMICON PENDANT
Necronomicon Pendant, 1999, pewter jewelry, Fine, $10.00
Approximately 1 inch in diamter, depicting the symbol on the cover of the Simon Necronomicon. Chain not included.
 
4092 TERROR TALES #FOUR
Terror Tales, Bjm Press (UK), 1999, 1st, tpb, 108pp. Fine. $6.00
An anthology of traditional horror fiction. 25 articles, stories, including “Lovecraft’s Bones” by Paul Bradshaw. Final issue.
 
4093 MIDNIGHT CARNIVAL #TWO
Midnight Carnival, Pentagram Press, 1998,1st, wraps, 28pp, Fine. $3.00
6 strange & unsettling tales in the tradition of Bloch, Bradbury, Beaumont et al by Lee Clark, Ken Goldman, D.F. Lewis’ “The Mentioning”, article on absinthe by John Navroth.
 
4094 THE PHANTOM COACH AND OTHER GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY
Jessop D.D., Augustus & Jessica Amanda Salmonson, editor, Richard H. Fawcett, Publisher, 1998, 1st, hc, 115pp, F/F dj. $29.95
Introduction by Jessica Salmonson. Includes the following tales by Jessop, a contemporary of M.R. James: “The Dying Out of the Marvellous” (author’s preface), “An Antiquary’s Ghost Story”, “The Phantom Coach”, “Dreams” and “A Night of Waking”. Illustrated by Wendy Wees.
 
4095 WEIRD TALES LIBRARY #1
Weird Tales Library, DNA Publications, 1999, 1st, wraps, 112pp, Fine, $7.50
2 complete weird fiction novels: THE WHITE ISLE by Darrell Schweitzer and BONE MUSIC by Alan Rodgers, and “The Duke of Demolition Goes To Hell” by John Betancourt. 200,000 words of fiction.
 
4096 THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF H.P. LOVECRAFT
Van Hise, James & H.P. Lovecraft (related). James Van Hise, 1999, 1st, oversized wraps, 187pp, Fine. $17.95
27 articles, essays and artwork by and about Lovecraft. Includes “Story Writing”, “Some Self-Criticism” and “Lovecraft as an Illustrator” (letter) with reproductions of sketches by Lovecraft; more by Will Murray, Bob Price, Bob Weinberg, Don Burleson, James Van Hise, S.T. Joshi, Ben Indick, and an excellent article “Howard Phillips Whatley?” by Stanley C. Sargent, which explores Lovecraft’s “The Dunwich Horror” as a possible autobiographical interpretation of Lovecraft, and much more. Art includes a Lovecraftian Weird Tales art gallery, an Allen Koszowski gallery, full color cover by Robert Knox.
4097 CORRELATED CONTENTS
Ambuehl, James & Robert Price, editor. Mythos Books, 1998, 1st, tpb, 96pp, As new $7.95
First publication of a new series edited by Robert M. Price, which will resurrect Cthulhu Mythos and Lovecraftian stories of selected authors from various fanzines. Includes the introductory essay “Shambuehl” by Robert Price on what he has coined the “Fan Mythos” series, and his thoughts on Jim Ambuehl’s stories. Includes the tales “Sculpture”, “The Snake Farm”, “The Stalker in the Snows”, “The Terror of Toad Lake”, “The Deep-Lord Awakens” and “Correlated Contents”. Each story is illustrated by Jeffrey Thomas.
4085 The Night Wind Howls: Complete Supernatural Stories by Frederick Cowles
Cowles, Frederick Ash-tree Press, Publication date of March 1999. $49.95
Ash-tree Press' edition of one of the most elusive ghost story collections........British Columbia artist Linda Dyde has created a particularly gruesome-looking Punch, from Cowles's story Punch and Judy, for the jacket of the biggest Ash-Tree production to date. Cowles's three collections of supernatural tales are legendary: the first two published collections for the fact that they are impossible to find second-hand; the third, which was combined with the earlier two for the Ghost Story Press 1993 edition, because that book quickly became a collectors' item in its own right (now demanding prices in excess of $450.00 when copies appear on the second-hand market). The Ash-Tree edition of Cowles's supernatural fiction contains all sixty-one stories from the three collections, The Horror of Abbot's Grange, The Night Wind Howls, and Fear Walks the Night. In addition, there is a short essay on 'real' ghosts which Cowles wrote for the Swinton & Pendlebury Library Bulletin; a reminiscence of his father by Cowles's son Michael, a fascinating introduction by Hugh Lamb, who draws on his correspondence with Cowles's widow, and a photograph of the author.
 
4197 COLD PRINT
Campbell, Ramsey Headline UK, 1993, pb, 500 pp, NF+, price sticker on back cover. $14.95
1st edition of the complete text, 18 Cthulhu Mythos tales.
 
4265 THIS IS MY BLOOD
Wilson, David Niall & Lisanne Lake, Terminal Fright Press, 1999, 1st, hc, 251pp, Fine/fine dj., Limited to 1000 copies signed by Wilson and Lake, $29.95.
In this vampire novel, one of Christ’s unwritten temptations by Satan was that of Mary Magdelene, one of the fallen angels who Satan transformed into a vampire. Cover by Lake.
4266 THIS IS MY BLOOD Limited to 26 lettered copies signed by Wilson and Lake. Fine/fine dj in matching traycase. $165.00
As described in #4265.
 
4267 A CTHULHU MYTHOS BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CONCORDANCE
Jarocha-Ernst, Chris, Armitage House, 1999, 1st, tpb, 463pp, Fine. $27.95
More than 2600 works cited by author with original bibliographic data, with a detailed concordance of Cthulhu Mythos terms that cites all stories referring to a given Cthulhu Mythos word, a separate index of titles, and a guide to author pseudonyms and collaborations.

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