Monthly Archives: August 2019

Rediscovered: H. Bedford Jones

What do you think? Can Brian Leno deal the hand on yet another weekend of autograph excitement? Looks like it. He just popped in enough material to bury me for an hour or so, noting, “A fun morning for me, … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Now You’ll Need Two Issues

Just heard from John Haefele, who just heard from Firsts, that they broke his coverage of Modern Era Arkham House Ephemera in twain — the new September/October issue will have his essay covering the subject, BUT (a big but) the … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: Once Again, Lovecraftians Beat Us to the Punch!

Might as well keep the cover images for recent magazine appearances for John D. Haefele rolling along. Just put up the cover for the new issue of Firsts with his history and checklist of Arkham Ephemera: The Modern Years. And somewhat recently presented … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Arkham House Ephemera, the Modern Years

Ah, just in time for Halloween, but you can order it now — the September/October 2019 issue of Firsts: The Book Collectors Magazine, notable for including the first comprehensive checklist of Arkham House ephemera, Modern Era, ever published.   And this list … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Faust/ Brand/ Urial

Pulp fans need no introduction to the name Frederick Faust — better known by his penname Max Brand. Or his penname Evan Evans. The guy wrote so much, so fast, he needed a ton of pennames. The guy — who attended U.C. … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: A Woolrich Slugfest

Weekend after autograph weekend, I like to think of my two main Autograph Hounds — Brian Leno and Kevin Cook — as a pair of boxers, circling each other in the ring. Bursting out with sudden bruising jabs. A Seabury Quinn … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The Don Grant “Time-Lost”s, and Others

Some more commentary on last weekend’s autographs rolled in, with Kevin Cook stating: “Great to finally see an Arthur O. Friel autograph. Congratulations to Brian for tracking that one down.” But Kevin adds, “I hope that Brian realizes that the Time … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Autograph Hound Brian Leno on a James Ellroy Autograph

Last weekend’s autos prompted some response worth noting — for example, our resident Autograph Hound Brian Leno, who writes: “I saw an Ellroy signed book at a sale. “It said ‘Autographed Copy’ on a sticker on the book cover. “Saw … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Much More Ellroy

For Autograph Hound Super-Sunday our new guy Jeff Mariotte decides to let it all — or a huge chunk of it — hang out.  I’m pretty sure he wasn’t kidding when he said he had a large collection of post-1980 crime writer … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: “Time-Lost”

Brian Leno continues his Ubi Sunt invocations from yesterday: “My copy of The Pathless Trail. “Great Jeff Jones cover. “Even after picking up thousands of books I still know where my ‘Time-Lost’ series is. Still in my study, still readily … Continue reading

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