Tag Archives: Book Collecting

Hammett: Working the Electronic Morgue

Speaking of the epic sale of Otto Penzler’s mystery library, you may recall that I used Evan Lewis as my man on the street covering the events, since he was interested in hunting down the auction lists and putting up … Continue reading

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Hammett: More Zobeck v. Otto

Terry Zobeck popped in a micro review related to the sale of Otto Penzler’s mystery library a few months ago, which sucked all the oxygen out of the room for awhile. The word, from Terry: My copy of Otto Penzler’s … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Liquor Guns & Ammo — Hand-Corrected

How about some extra oomph for Autograph Hound Super-Sunday? And with just a little bit more effort, why not make it an apt offering for Veterans Day? Kent Anderson is a Vietnam War combat vet — his first novel Sympathy … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Collecting Haefele

One of my little hobbies — fairly harmless — involves keeping an eye out to see how my kid protégé John D. Haefele is doing in the collectability department. A couple of months ago I mentioned, in an aside, how … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Kent Harrington, Signatory

Image above: Kent Harrington (with Lynn behind the bar) in one of my favorite restaurants, Street on Polk, on Saturday September 21. We got there as soon as the doors opened and had the place to ourselves for a few minutes, … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Lovecraft — the Reason There’s Arkham Ephemera

If we’re celebrating John D. Haefele’s landmark article on Modern Arkham House Ephemera in the September/October issue of Firsts (with the checklist of items to follow soon in the November/December issue) — and we are — then how about bringing … 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: 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: 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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