The Colour Out of Space and Others


Lancer Books No. 74-501, third Lancer printing. Seven of Lovecraft's seminal Cthulhu Mythos pieces, including the the title work and The Call of Cthulhu. Mild page toning and light shelf wear, lower rear corner shows some bumping. 4"X7" 222 pages.



  • The Colour Out of Space and Others
  • H. P. Lovecraft
  • Lancer Books, Inc, 1969




Squash Rackets


This 5.5 x 8 hardcover has 154 pages. Frontispiece, 19 plates and diagrams. The author was a Brititsh champion at squash, rackets and lawn tennis in the 1920's. Includes an appendix on "the evolution of the squash racket ball." Book is in good condition with foxing, edgewear, and soil. Binding tight.



  • SQUASH RACKETS
  • Charles R. Read
  • William Heinemann Limited, 1929
  • First edition




The Lottery: Adventures of the Demon Lover


A collection of horror short stories by Shirley Jackson including The Daemon Lover, Trial by Combat, The Witch, Charles, The Dummy and many more. Avon book # T-449. Very light edgewear, light cover soil and browned pages. Corners crisp. 4 x 7 with 222 pages.



  • The Lottery: Adventures of the Demon Lover
  • Shirley Jackson
  • Avon Books, 1949




United States Army and Navy Uniforms - War of 1812


This 10" x 6.5" original plate comes from Volume Three of "The People's Standard History of the United States" edited by Edward S. Ellis. The book was published in 1897 by the Woolfall Company of New York. Edward S. Ellis (April 11, 1840 – June 20, 1916) was an American author who was born in Ohio. He was a teacher, school administrator, journalist, and the author of hundreds of books and magazine articles that he produced by his name and by a number of noms de plume. Notable fiction stories by Ellis include "The Steam Man of the Prairies," and "Seth Jones, or the Captives of the Frontier." Internationally, Edward S. Ellis is probably known best for his Deerfoot novels read widely by young boys until the 1950s.

This illustration, titled "United States Army and Navy Uniforms - War of 1812" was produced by H.A. Ogden. The paper is generally clean and bright, with no significant tears or stains. Original tissueguard is included. Title and copyright pages from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.





Vicksburg - Surrender of Pemberton to Grant


This 10" x 6.5" original plate comes from Volume Three of "The People's Standard History of the United States" edited by Edward S. Ellis. The book was published in 1897 by the Woolfall Company of New York. Edward S. Ellis (April 11, 1840 – June 20, 1916) was an American author who was born in Ohio. He was a teacher, school administrator, journalist, and the author of hundreds of books and magazine articles that he produced by his name and by a number of noms de plume. Notable fiction stories by Ellis include "The Steam Man of the Prairies," and "Seth Jones, or the Captives of the Frontier." Internationally, Edward S. Ellis is probably known best for his Deerfoot novels read widely by young boys until the 1950s.

This illustration, titled "Vicksburg - Surrender of Pemberton to Grant" was produced by J. Steeple Davis and features a scene from the end of the Civil War battle at Vicksburg, where Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton offers a surrender to Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. The paper is generally clean and bright, with no significant tears or stains. Original tissueguard is included. Title and copyright pages from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.




The Monitor and The Merrimac


This 10" x 6.5" original plate comes from Volume Three of "The People's Standard History of the United States" edited by Edward S. Ellis. The book was published in 1897 by the Woolfall Company of New York. Edward S. Ellis (April 11, 1840 – June 20, 1916) was an American author who was born in Ohio. He was a teacher, school administrator, journalist, and the author of hundreds of books and magazine articles that he produced by his name and by a number of noms de plume. Notable fiction stories by Ellis include "The Steam Man of the Prairies," and "Seth Jones, or the Captives of the Frontier." Internationally, Edward S. Ellis is probably known best for his Deerfoot novels read widely by young boys until the 1950s.


This illustration, titled "The Monitor and The Merrimac" was produced by Warren Sheppard and features the ships of The Battle of Hampton Roads, often referred to as the Battle of Ironclads; the most noted and arguably most important naval battle of the American Civil War. The paper is generally clean and bright, with no significant tears or stains. Original tissueguard is included. Title and copyright pages from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.




Kane In The Arctic Regions







This 10" x 6.5" original plate comes from Volume Three of "The People's Standard History of the United States" edited by Edward S. Ellis. The book was published in 1897 by the Woolfall Company of New York. Edward S. Ellis (April 11, 1840 – June 20, 1916) was an American author who was born in Ohio. He was a teacher, school administrator, journalist, and the author of hundreds of books and magazine articles that he produced by his name and by a number of noms de plume. Notable fiction stories by Ellis include "The Steam Man of the Prairies," and "Seth Jones, or the Captives of the Frontier." Internationally, Edward S. Ellis is probably known best for his Deerfoot novels read widely by young boys until the 1950s.

This illustration, titled "Kane In The Arctic Regions" was produced by J. Steeple Davis and features Elisha Kent Kane, American explorer and medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of the 19th century. He was a member of two Arctic expeditions to rescue the explorer Sir John Franklin.  The paper is generally clean and bright, with no significant tears or stains. Original tissueguard is included. Title and copyright pages from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.



Burning of The Congress






This 10" x 6.5" original plate comes from Volume Three of "The People's Standard History of the United States" edited by Edward S. Ellis. The book was published in 1897 by the Woolfall Company of New York. Edward S. Ellis (April 11, 1840 – June 20, 1916) was an American author who was born in Ohio. He was a teacher, school administrator, journalist, and the author of hundreds of books and magazine articles that he produced by his name and by a number of noms de plume. Notable fiction stories by Ellis include "The Steam Man of the Prairies," and "Seth Jones, or the Captives of the Frontier." Internationally, Edward S. Ellis is probably known best for his Deerfoot novels read widely by young boys until the 1950s.

This illustration, titled "Burning of The Congress" was produced by Warren Sheppard.  The paper is generally clean and bright, with no significant tears or stains. Some light foxing/aging to edges. Original tissueguard is included. Title and copyright pages from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.


The Rock of Chickamauga



This 6.5" x 10" original plate comes from Volume Three of "The People's Standard History of the United States" edited by Edward S. Ellis. The book was published in 1897 by the Woolfall Company of New York. Edward S. Ellis (April 11, 1840 – June 20, 1916) was an American author who was born in Ohio. He was a teacher, school administrator, journalist, and the author of hundreds of books and magazine articles that he produced by his name and by a number of noms de plume. Notable fiction stories by Ellis include "The Steam Man of the Prairies," and "Seth Jones, or the Captives of the Frontier." Internationally, Edward S. Ellis is probably known best for his Deerfoot novels read widely by young boys until the 1950s.

This illustration, titled "The Rock of Chickamauga" was produced by J. Steeple Davis. "The Rock" is George Henry Thomas, a United States Army officer and a Union general during the Civil War, one of the principal commanders in the Western Theater. The paper is generally clean and bright, with no significant tears or stains. Some light foxing/aging to edges. Original tissueguard is included. Title and copyright pages from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.



17 Edgar Wallace Titles



Collection of seventeen Edgar Wallace titles from the 1930s. Wallace was originally a journalist, and went on to become a prolific writer of thrillers and other fiction; one of his publishers claimed that a quarter of all books in England were written by him.

Wallace wrote screen plays, poetry, historical non-fiction, 18 stage plays, 957 short stories, and over 170 novels, 12 in 1929 alone. More than 160 films have been made of Wallace's work. He is remembered for the creation of King Kong, as a writer of 'the colonial imagination', for the J. G. Reeder detective stories, and for the The Green Archer serial. 


He sold over 50 million copies of his combined works in various editions, and The Economist describes him as "one of the most prolific thriller writers of [the 20th] century", although few of his books are still in print in the UK. 

The books in this collection are from various publishers; Bindings are generally tight and square, books show a bit of edgewear and soil. Some fading to spines. Overall trending from "Fair" to "Good" condition. Average used condition for 85+ year old books.Titles include:



  • The Fellowship of the Frog - Doubleday
  • The Green Ribbon - Crime Club
  • The Face in the Night - A.L. Burt
  • The Murder Book of J.G. Reeder - A.L. Burt
  • The Double - Crime Club
  • The Silver Key - Crime Club
  • Silinski - International Fiction Library
  • The Door With Seven Locks - Doubleday
  • The Terrible People - Doubleday
  • The Day of Uniting - Mystery League
  • The Clue of the New Pin - A.L. Burt
  • The India Rubber Men - Doubleday
  • The Colossus - Doubleday
  • The Clue of the Twisted Candle - Small, Maynard
  • The Stretelli Case - International Fiction Library
  • The Fellowship of the Frog - A.L. Burt