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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
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
(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 slipcase. [#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
NY, Citadel, (2009). First thus: originally published in different form in 2007 as The Richard Matheson Companion. A collection of pieces about, or related to, Matheson's work, by a wide range of writers -- from famous authors like Dean Kooontz and Harlan Ellison to Richard Matheson's wife and children. With nearly 150 pages of reference material about Matheson's writings -- bibliographies, filmographies,awards and honors, unpublished and unfinished writings, etc. This copy is inscribed by Stanley Wiater, one of the book's three editors. Fine in wrappers. [#033481] $100
(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] $80
(Springfield), Gauntlet, (1999). The advance reading copy. Stamp of another author on specifications page, faint foxing to top edge; else fine in wrappers. [#031027] $80
On Sale: $40
(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] $50
(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] $35
Springfield, Edge, 2002. Near fine in wrappers. [#031016] $20
(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] $20
NY, Doherty/Forge, (2001). Inscribed by the author. Stamp of recipient inside the front cover; fine in wrappers. [#030998] $20
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] $20
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