Thursday, September 13, 2007

ODDITIES & RARITIES: Special Mass Market Paperbacks

BACHMAN, RICHARD (STEPHEN KING) >> RAGE >> $539; Signet, first edition first printing in excellent condition of the Bachman novel published before anyone knew that Stephen King was Bachman. 1977.

BLOCH, ROBERT >> PSYCHO >> $7; from Warner, a first edition of the classic novel turned into an even more classic film.

BRANDNER, GARY >> THE HOWLING >> $67; Fawcett Gold Medal, first edition, first printing. A paperback original of the classic novel; the first hardcover didn't come out until 10 years later. Full number line on copyright page 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. In perfect condition. A scarce and valuable item. 1977.

CAMPBELL, RAMSEY >> INCARNATE >> $8; from Tor, the classic horror novel, first printing, 1984, with Jill Bauman cover

CAMPBELL, RAMSEY >> NEW TERRORS >> $12; from Pocket, a somewhat scarce horror anthology with original fiction from Stephen King, Gene Wolfe, Bob Shaw, Karl Edward Wagner, Tanith Lee, and many others.

DISCH, THOMAS M. >> THE M.D.: A HORROR STORY >> $12; from Berkley, a "special advance edition of the Berkley April bestseller," 1991, in near-perfect condition

GOETHE >> GOETHE'S FAUST >> $5; from Anchor, translated by Walter Kaufmann and a first edition in very good condition

KAUFMAN, WALTER, EDITOR >> THE PORTABLE NIETZSCHE >> $9; from Penguin (1977), including the complete Twilight of the Idols, The Antichrist, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, etc. In very good condition.

LEE, EDWARD >> COVEN >> $35; Diamond, first edition from 1991 of the classic horror novel, a steal at this price.

NIETZSCHE, FRIEDRICH >> JOYFUL WISDOM >> $6; from Ungar, a relatively rare edition selling for up to $30 on ABE.

STRAUB, PETER >> IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW >> $8; from Pocket, first printing, 1979, in excellent condition