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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

(Abingdon), Cemetery Dance, 1999. A "Publisher's Copy" (PC) of the limited edition (26 copies) of this collection of original stories by the science fiction and dark fantasy writers who came to be known as the "California School," including Bradbury, Matheson, Beaumont, Nolan, Charles E. Fritch, Ray Russell, Jerry Sohl, John Tomerlin, and George Clayton Johnson, with additional classics by Harlan Ellison, Robert Bloch, and Chad Oliver. Signed by Bradbury, Matheson, Ellison, Nolan, Tomerlin, Sohl, Fritch, and others. Stamp of another author front flyleaf; fine in a fine dust jacket, in the publisher's printed tray case. [#032264] $650
Philadelphia, Chamberlain Press, 1954. The author's first hardcover publication, a collection of stories with an introduction by Robert Bloch, later the author of Psycho. About 650 copies of this book had been distributed prior to a flood that destroyed the remaining bound copies, and a fire later destroyed the unbound sheets. Inscribed by Matheson to the horror writer Stanley Wiater, in 1992: "To Stanley -- with many thanks for the excellent interview in Dark Dreamers. Best always, Richard Matheson." Wiater's bookplate on front pastedown. Lower boards show some water damage, text block fine, but still only a good copy in a good, damp-stained dust jacket with effects mostly visible on verso and rear panel. Matheson's career began with placing short stories in the pulp magazines, and he later became one of the most important script writers for "The Twilight Zone." Ray Bradbury has called Matheson "one of the most important writers of the 20th century," and Stephen King cited him as "the author who most influenced me as a writer." A nice association copy. [#030756] $450
(Abingdon), Cemetery Dance Publications, 1998. Fourteen Matheson Twilight Zone scripts, edited and with commentary by Stanley Wiater. Matheson, the author of such novels as Bid Time Return and I Am Legend, was one of the two authors -- Charles Beaumont being the other -- whose scriptwriting set The Twilight Zone apart from other television series of its time and made it a standard against which much television since has been measured. Several of Matheson's scripts have come to be considered classic shows, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" and "Night Call," adapted from one of the author's own short stories. Wiater's commentary puts the scripts in context, as well as locating Rod Serling's show within the ongoing history of classic horror fiction and film. 500 numbered copies and 52 lettered copies were done; this copy is designated "PC" and is from Wiater's personal library. Signed by Matheson and Wiater. Fine in a fine slipcase. [#033203] $400
NY, TOR/Doherty, (2002). Horror stories by Matheson, including the classic title story, filmed for The Twilight Zone, both the television series and the movie. The book is dedicated to and introduced by Stephen King. Inscribed by Matheson. Matheson, who died in 2013, was a Grand Master of Horror and winner of a Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement, as well as Edgar, Hugo, Spur and Writer's Guild awards. His writing for The Twilight Zone -- he was one of the regular writers for the series after Rod Serling -- helped that television show become the standard for quality for a generation and a model for later shows. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#031445] $250
Los Angeles, Scream, 1986. The World Fantasy Convention Edition. Foreword by Stephen King. Inscribed by Matheson to horror writer Stanley Wiater: "For Stan, and making a mark that feels good. Thanks for the support & faith. Your pal, R.C." With Wiater's Gahan Wilson-designed bookplate inside the front cover. Bottom inch of half title (with inscription) detaching, else near fine in wrappers. An uncommon edition signed, and a nice association. [#030006] $200
(Los Angeles), Dream/Press, (1989). One of 500 unnumbered copies signed by the author, of a total edition of 1250. Bookplate of another author on the front flyleaf. Near fine, without dust jacket, as issued. [#030996] $175
(Delavan), G&G, (1997). Copy 233 of 500 numbered copies signed by the author. Includes Someone is Bleeding, Fury on Sunday and Ride the Nightmare. Near fine in a near fine slipscase. [#031011] $175
NY, Ballantine Books, (1959). A paperback original. This was adapted as an episode of the Alfred Hitchcock Hour on television in 1962, and later made into the 1970 film starring Charles Bronson and Liv Ullman. Signed by the author. Stamp of writer Stanley Wiater inside the front cover; near fine in wrappers. [#030005] $150
(Springfield), Gauntlet, 1999. Copy 129 of 500 copies signed by the author and by Bill Shepard, who provides an afterword. Fine, lacking the slipcase. [#031021] $125
(Springfield), Gauntlet, 2000. Warmly inscribed by the author. Bookplate of recipient on the front flyleaf, with his brief notation on the title page. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030999] $100
(Colorado Springs), Gauntlet, (2005). Three scripts by Matheson. An anomaly: "This signed lettered edition is limited to 52 copies. This is letter 58." Signed by Matheson and by Denis Etchison, who provides an introduction. Bookplate of another author on the front flyleaf. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#031004] $100
(Springfield), Gauntlet, (1999). The advance reading copy. Stamp of another author on specifications page, faint foxing to top edge; else fine in wrappers. [#031027] $100
(NY), (Nonpareil), (1955). The complete novel by Matheson in this pulp magazine. Also includes John D. Macdonald's story "Scared Money." Chipping to spine and rear cover; good in wrappers. [#030995] $70
(Colorado Springs), Gauntlet, 2007. Of an edition of 1000 copies, this is a Publisher's Copy ("PC"), signed by Matheson. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#031026] $55
(Colorado Springs), Gauntlet, 2003. Dust jacket states "Limited Edition," but no limitation stated and no author signature. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030992] $30
Baltimore, Cemetery Dance, 2000. Copy 640 of 750 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#031010] $25
(San Diego), IDW, (2004). A graphic novel adaptation by Ian Edginton with illustrations by Simon Frader. Fine in wrappers. [#031009] $25
NY, Doherty/Forge, (2001). Inscribed by the author. Stamp of recipient inside the front cover; fine in wrappers. [#030998] $25
NY, TOR, (1999). First thus, a hardcover reissue. Promotional card laid in, signed by the author. Bookplate of another author on the front flyleaf. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#031015] $25
Springfield, Edge, 2002. Near fine in wrappers. [#031016] $20
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