An Almost-Complete Collection of Presentation Copies from Horror Publisher Dark HarvestDark Harvest Books. Near-Complete Collection of Presentation Copies Published by Dark Harvest, including: George R. R. Martin. Songs the Dead Men Sing. 1983. [and:] Alan Ryan. Cast a Cold Eye. 1984. [and:] Alan Ryan [editor]. Night Visions 1. 1984. [and:] Charles L. Grant [editor]. Night Visions 2. 1985. [and:] John Varley. Blue Champagne. 1986. [and:] David Brin. The River of Time. 1986. [and:] George R. R. Martin [editor]. Night Visions 3. 1986. [and:] Douglas E. Winter [editor]. Black Wine. 1986. [and:] George R. R. Martin. Portraits of His Children. 1987. [and:] Joe R. Lansdale. The Nightrunners. 1987. [and:] Night Visions 4. 1987. [and:] Karl Edward Wagner. Why Not You and I? 1987. [and:] Paul J. Mikol [editor]. Night Visions 5. 1988. [and:] Ray Garton. Crucifax Autumn. 1988. [and:] Dean R. Koontz. The Servants of Twilight. 1988. [and:] David J. Schow [editor]. Silver Scream. 1988. [and:] Dean R. Koontz. House of Thunder. 1988. [and:] Charles Beaumont. Selected Stories. 1988. [and:] Night Visions 6. 1988. [and:] Chet Williamson. Dreamthorp. 1989. [and:] Dan Simmons. Carrion Comfort. 1989. [and:] Dean R. Koontz. The Eyes of Darkness. 1989. [and:] Martin H. Greenberg [editor]. The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov. 1989 [and:] Robert R. McCammon. Swan Song. 1989. [and:] Joe R. Lansdale and Pat LoBrutto [editors]. Razored Saddles. 1989. [and:] Stanley J. Wiater [editor]. Night Visions 7. 1989. [and:] Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg [editors]. Stalkers. 1989. [and:] Dean R. Koontz. The Key to Midnight. 1990. [and:] John Farris. Fiends. 1990. [and:] Martin H. Greenberg [editor]. The Leiber Chronicles: Fifty Years of Fritz Leiber. 1990. [and:] F. Paul Wilson. Reborn. 1990. [and:] Ray Garton. Methods of Madness. 1990. [and:] William F. Nolan and Martin H. Greenberg [editor]. Urban Horrors. 1990. [and:] Chet Williamson. Reign. 1990. [and:] Dean R. Koontz. Shadowfires. 1990. [and:] Night Visions 8. 1991. [and:] Dan Simmons. Prayers to Broken Stones. 1991. [and:] Gary Raisor [editor]. Obsessions. 1991. [and:] Robert R. McCammon. They Thirst. 1991. [and:] F. Paul Wilson. Reprisal. 1991. [and:] Night Visions 9. 1991. [and:] F. Paul Wilson. Sibs. 1991. [and:] Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg [editors]. Invitation to Murder. 1991. [and:] Joe R. Lansdale and Karen Lansdale. Dark at Heart. 1992. [and:] Lawrence Block. The Sins of the Fathers. 1992. [and:] F. Paul Wilson. Nightworld. 1992.
This outstanding lot collects 46 of the 47 titles published by Dark Harvest Books, a small press most identified with the Night Visions anthology series. This excellent series brought early attention to many notable authors and has recently been revived by Subterranean Press. All the volumes in this collection are publisher's signed presentation copies marked "P/C" on the limitation page, with the exception of Black Wine. (This title, evidently, was never released in a signed/numbered edition, therefore, a P/C copy was not produced. It appears to have been available only in the trade edition, offered here, and a lettered edition.)
This group was originally offered directly from the publisher in 1989, with a letter present stating such, and it included all Dark Harvest titles published to date. The previous owner then continued adding each subsequent title released, creating an almost complete run of signed, P/C copies. The only title published by Dark Harvest not included in this lot is Frost of Heaven by Junius Podrug.
The letter, on publisher's letterhead included in this lot reads: "September 20, 1989, To whom it may concern: This is to certify that this set of P/C (presentation copies) limited editions was owned by the Publisher of Dark Harvest Books, and kept in his private collection for his personal use. It is one of five complete sets that were released for sale on the date of this letter. --Paul Mikol President, Dark Harvest Books."
This is possibly the first time a Dark Harvest title run this complete has ever been offered. All volumes in this lot are in fine condition in dust jackets and are housed in publisher's slipcases.
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