After quite a while resting on my more or less laurels (past listings) it's time to get a move on and put up some more listings. My goal is five books every day from now on. This should be achievable, but not according to my past performance.

These books get listed in three places: on Amazon, Biblio, and Half. Books without ISBNs (older books) generally will not be listed on half. My prices might vary between these three places. Amazon and Half tell me competing prices, so I peg mine on them. Thus, if the lowest price for Deadly Percheron is $98 on Amazon, I might peg mine at $95. If it weren't my only copy maybe I'd be more reasonable. In fact, I think my Biblio listing is more reasonable.

Going forward (and possibly backward), links to titles of books will send you to the main Amazon listing. My listing will be somewhere amidst the other maybe 237 listings. This is where my photo of the book can be seen, which will probably be a better one than the one Amazon features. Half doesn't let me attach my own photo—at least I don't think it does. Photos are also at biblio. Lots of older listings still don't have photos. Nor updated prices.

I've been lousy at selling direct via email. Sorry about that, if you've tried me. Listing through the major portals keeps me honest—also prompt and reliable.

Monday, February 2, 2004

02/02/04 MON:
---Email sent (reply to someone in Finland who is studying for a PhD in HP Lovecraft studies):
“Good to get your email. You probably haven't missed any catalogs because it has been over a year since I issued one. I have been getting along with email and incipient web presence. I hope to put out some catalogs (#145+) this year, but a few things I need to get done first.
For now, here is what I have in stock by HPL now. HC:
Lovecraft, H.P.LORD OF A VISIBLE WORLD: An Autobiography in Letters, Ohio '00, 1st, (Joshi & Schultz [eds]; compelling reading), new in dj 49.95
---MYSTERIES OF TIME AND SPIRIT: The Letters of H.P. Lovecraft and Donald Wandrei, Night Shade ('02), 1st edn, (Lovecraft Letters Vol. 1), new in dj $40
---SELECTED LETTERS III: 1929-1931, Arkham House, 2nd('97), new in dj 25.95
---SELECTED LETTERS IV: 1932-1934, Arkham House '76, new in dj 22.95
---SELECTED LETTERS V: 1934-1937, Arkham House '76, new in dj 22.95
(---) Connors, Scott (ed) A CENTURY LESS A DREAM: Selected Criticism on H.P. Lovecraft, Wildside '02, 1st edn, new no dj as issued 49.95
(---) Joshi, S.T. H.P. LOVECRAFT & LOVECRAFT CRITICISM: An Annotated Bibliography, Wildside, nd, (reprint of 1981 work), new no dj as issued 49.95
(---) Shreffler, Philip A. THE H.P. LOVECRAFT COMPANION, Greenwood, 3rd, (offers a roadmap through Lovecraft's nightmare), new no dj as issued 62.95

Lovecraft, H.P. THE ANCIENT TRACK: The Complete Poetical Works of…, Night Shade '01, 1st edn, (Joshi [ed]; 557 pp), {hc in dj available @ $40}, new 20.00
---THE ANNOTATED…, Dell, 5th, (edited by S.T. Joshi), new 13.95
---THE ANNOTATED SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE, Hippocampus ('00), 1st edn thus, (edited, with intro & commentary by S.T. Joshi), new $15
---THE BEST OF...: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre, Del Rey, 24th, (introduction by Robert Bloch), new 10.00
---THE DREAM CYCLE OF...: Dreams of Terror and Death, Del Rey, 7th, (collects the entire Dream Cycle created by HPL; Gaiman intro), new 11.00
---THE DUNWICH HORROR: Complete and Unabridged READ BY ROBERT M. PRICE, Necronomicon Audio ('97), 2-cassette set, new 14.95
---FROM THE PEST ZONE: The New York Stories, Hippocampus ('03), 1st edn, (lengthy biographical intro & story notes; Joshi & Schultz [eds]), new 15.00
---FuBAR vol. 3 nos. 1, 2 & 3, 4-5/86, #190 of 200, (“Cats and Dogs”, “At the Root” & “The Materialist Today”; essays by HPL), 3 booklets as a set, 20.00
---HISTORY OF THE NECRONOMICON, (Strange Co.), folded sheet (4 pages), vg $1
---THE H.P. LOVECRAFT CHRISTMAS BOOK, Necronomicon, 9/91, Second Edition, 1st printing, (illustrated by Jason Eckhardt; 12 pages), new 1.95
---another copy of the preceding, 2nd(10/87), new 1.50
---LETTERS TO ALFRED GALPIN, Hippocampus ('03), 1st edn, (287 pp), new 15.00
---LETTERS TO RICHARD F. SEARIGHT, Necronomicon, 7/92, 1st, new 9.95
---MORE ANNOTATED LOVECRAFT, Dell, 2nd, (Joshi & Cannon [eds]), new 13.95
---POLARIS, (Strange Co.), folded sheet (4 pages), as new 1.00
---SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LETERATURE, Dover ('73), (Bleiler intro), vg+ 7.50
---THE TRANSITION OF…: The Road to Madness, Del Rey, 10/96, 1st edn, vg+ 7.50
---another copy of the preceding, 5th printing, (Hambly intro; Palencar illus), new $11
--- & others TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS, Del Rey, 10/98, new 12.00
(---) Bell, Joe (comp. & ed) FUBAR #6, 4/87, (revised reprint of FuBar #1), f 6.00
---(comp.) HOWARD PHILLIPS LOVECRAFT: THE BOOKS (4): 1915-1986, Soft Books, 2nd(2/87), (63-page bibliography), f 5.00
(---) Davis, Sonia H. THE PRIVATE LIFE OF H.P. LOVECRAFT, Necronomicon, 4/85, (memoir by Mrs. H.P. Lovecraft), 3rd(11/92), new 4.95
(---) Faig, Kenneth W., Jr. THE PARENTS OF HOWARD PHILLIPS LOVECRAFT, Necronomicon, 7/90, 1st, (includes HPL family tree), new 5.95
(---) The Friends of H.P. Lovecraft THE H.P. LOVECRAFT MEMORIAL PLAQUE, Necronomicon, 12/90, 1st, (chonicles efforts to dedicate monument), new $5
(---) Joshi, S.T. PRIMAL SOURCES: Essays on H.P. Lovecraft, Hippocampus ('03), 1st edn, (first major selection of author's Lovecraftian essays), new 15.00
(---) ---A SUBTLER MAGICK: The Writings and Philosophy of H.P. Lovecraft, Wildside '99, 3rd Edition, (the definitive critcal guide), new 19.95
(---) Squires, Richard D. STERN FATHERS 'NEATH THE MOULD: The Lovecraft Family in Rochester, Necronomicon, 2/95, 1st, (forgotten ancestors), new 7.95
(---) Van Hise, James (ed) THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF H.P. LOVECRAFT, Van Hise, 1/99, 1st edn, (selections from the fanzines; well-illustrated), new 17.95
LOVECRAFT COLLECTOR, THE NEW…, Necronomicon '93-98, nos. 1 to 26, (except #7), (odds & ends on HPL; biblio tidbits; news, etc.), new each, 1.50
LOVECRAFTIAN HORROR CALENDAR, THE 1995…, Artefact ('94), (12 Months of All-New Cthulhu Mythos Art by Koszowski, Borkowski, Eckhardt. etc.), new 9.95
LOVECRAFTIAN HORROR, TALES OF… #5, Eastertide/97 • ---#6, Lammas/97 • ---#7, Hallowmas/97 • ---#8, Eastertide/98• ---#10, Hallowmas/98 • ---#11, Eastertide/99, new each, 4.50
LOVECRAFT STUDIES #25, fall/91 • ---#28, spr/93 • ---#30, spr/94 • ---#32, spr/95 • ---#33, fall/95 • ---#34, spr/96 • ---#35, fall/96 • ---#36, spr/97 • ---#37, fall/97 • ---#38, spr/98 • ---#39, sum/98 • ---#40, fall/98 • ---#41, spr/99, new each, 5.00
---#42-43, aut/01, Hippocampus, (rigorous, accurate, penetrating criticism), new $12

BallAF 02427 Carter LOVECRAFT: A Look Behind Cthulhu Mythos, 2/72, g-vg $4; vg 6.50
Del Rey 32945 Lovecraft, H.P. AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS, 21st, new 5.99
Beagle 95123 Lovecraft, H.P. THE CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD, 8/71, fr-g 2.00
Del Rey 33105 Lovecraft, H.P. THE DOOM THAT CAME TO SARNATH, 26th, new 6.99
Carroll & Graf pb 0445 Lovecraft, H.P. THE LOVED DEAD and Other Revisions, 2nd('99), new 4.95
Del Rey 33661 Lovecraft, H.P. THE TOMB and Other Tales, 21st(9/93), new 5.99
Carroll & Graf 408 Lovecraft with Derleth THE LURKER AT THE THRESHOLD, 8th, new 4.50
Carroll & Graf 769 Lovecraft with Derleth THE WATCHERS OUT OF TIME, 6th('96), new 4.95
Del Rey 33779 Lovecraft THE DREAM-QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH, 26th, new 5.99

---Disc Log:
- Swedish comp from last August
- Sonny Rollins NUCLEUS

---Bigtime snow shoveling this morning, but not half as bad as prognosticated. The stuff was a half foot or so deep but dry and fluffy. Local school has a snow day. Guess I will have to walk to the post office today (instead of ride my bicycle).

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