Saturday, 27 October 2018

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair 2018 - trip report

Visited the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend. Dave Smith of Fantasy Illustrated sent me a pass for it, and having been there last year, I went again this year. Enjoyed it thoroughly, and for those who weren't there, a few photos.

Dave Smith of Fantasy Illustrated had his usual wall of high grade pulps
Dave Smith (Fantasy Illustrated) had his usual wall of high grade pulps

Dave Smith (Fantasy Illustrated) wall of high grade pulps closeup
Dave Smith (Fantasy Illustrated) wall of high grade pulps closeup
And more on the shelves, Courtroom Stories April 1932
And more on the shelves, Courtroom Stories April 1932 


Heartwood Books were there too, and had some pulps - high grade Dime Detective, Ace Mystery and Blue Book
Heartwood Books were there too, and had some pulps - high grade Dime Detective, Ace Mystery and Blue Book
Dr. Richard Meli of Heartwood Books showing me a treasure - see photos below
Dr. Richard Meli of Heartwood Books showing me a treasure - see photos below
The original typed manuscript for Black Colossus by Robert E. Howard
The original typed manuscript for Black Colossus by Robert E. Howard



The original typed manuscript for Black Colossus by Robert E. Howard, inscribed to Robert H. Barlow
The original typed manuscript for Black Colossus by Robert E. Howard, inscribed to Robert H. Barlow


Some other dealers had a few pulps too
Some other dealers had a few pulps too
Some pulp-related stuff:

Pen Sketches by Charles M. Russell
Pen Sketches by Charles M. Russell 

A couple of Conan the Barbarian first editions from Gnome Press
A couple of Conan the Barbarian first editions from Gnome Press

Second collection of short stories by Murray Leinster, first edition by Shasta Press (Stories originally appeared in Astounding and Thrilling Wonder Stories)
Second collection of short stories by Murray Leinster, first edition by Shasta Press
(Stories originally appeared in Astounding and Thrilling Wonder Stories)

Collection of short stories mostly from the pulp magazines, edited by Rex Stout (Stories taken mainly from the detective pulps - Black Mask, Detective Magazine, Detective Tales, Popular Detective, Speed Detective and a few from the slicks - Atlantic Monthly, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Home Companion)
Collection of short stories mostly from the pulp magazines, edited by Rex Stout
(Stories taken mainly from the detective pulps - Black Mask, Detective Magazine, Detective Tales, Popular Detective, Speed Detective and a few from the slicks - Atlantic Monthly, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Home Companion)

Slaves of Sleep. a heroic fantasy novel written by L. Ron Hubbard,  first edition from Shasta Publishers (Story originally appeared in Street and Smith's Unknown)
Slaves of Sleep. a heroic fantasy novel written by L. Ron Hubbard,  first edition from Shasta Publishers
(Story originally appeared in Street and Smith's Unknown)

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov first edition from Gnome Press (Stories originally appeared in Super Science Stories and Astounding Science Fiction)
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov first edition from Gnome Press
(Stories originally appeared in Super Science Stories and Astounding Science Fiction)
First edition of Dune by Frank Herbert (Stories originally appeared in Analog)
First edition of Dune by Frank Herbert
(Stories originally appeared in Analog)

Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles first edition (Many stories originally appeared in Weird Tales, Planet Stories and other magazines)
Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles first edition
(Many stories originally appeared in Weird Tales, Planet Stories and other magazines)

Alfred Bester's The Demolished Man first edition (Story originally appeared in Galaxy magazine)
Alfred Bester's The Demolished Man first edition
(Story originally appeared in Galaxy magazine)

Robert A. Heinlein's The Moon is a harsh mistress (Originally serialized in Worlds of If)
Robert A. Heinlein's The Moon is a harsh mistress
(Originally serialized in Worlds of If)
All of Robert A. Heinlein's published fiction and non-fiction (Special box set of the Virginia Edition)
All of Robert A. Heinlein's published fiction and non-fiction
(Special box set of the Virginia Edition)

A few of George R.R. Martin's books in the Game of Thrones series were there
A few of George R.R. Martin's books in the Game of Thrones series were there

Some James Bond first editions
Some James Bond first editions

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird British first edition
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird British first edition
P.G. Wodehouse - three American first editions
P.G. Wodehouse - three American first editions

Old and relatively new first editions side by side
Old and relatively new first editions side by side

Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman, first edition
Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman, first edition

First editions - The Godfather by Mario Puzo, Poirot loses a client by Agatha Christie and The Dead don't care by Jonathan Latimer
First editions - The Godfather by Mario Puzo, Poirot loses a client by Agatha Christie and The Dead don't care by Jonathan Latimer

More firsts - The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett, My gun is quick by Mickey Spillane and Psycho by Robert Bloch
More firsts - The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett, My gun is quick by Mickey Spillane and Psycho by Robert Bloch
Some artwork and art-related books:
The art of Walt Disney with a hand-drawn sketch of Mickey Mouse by Disney himself inside
The art of Walt Disney with a hand-drawn sketch of Mickey Mouse by Disney himself inside



A Peanuts cel from one of the cartoons
A Peanuts cel from one of the cartoons


W. Heath Robinson cartoon
W. Heath Robinson cartoon

F.C. Yohn illustration for Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
F.C. Yohn illustration for Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

A rare Disney publication
A rare Disney publication
An original cel from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
An original cel from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves


A complete set of tickets to the Columbian Exposition (Too late to go there now)
A complete set of tickets to the Columbian Exposition (Too late to go there now)
Many other things weird and wonderful were there, like this set of clothing samples in a salesman's display box from the 1930s
Many other things weird and wonderful were there, like this set of clothing samples in a salesman's display box from the 1930s
It's all calculated to drive you Mad.
It's all calculated to drive you Mad.


3 comments:

  1. Just a note... that, for many browsers, the images on this post are broken. Many browsers now block, in an automatic and irrecoverable manner, cross-site embeddings as being "insecure". In the case the images are coming from files.1drv.com I couldn't get the images to load in any of my five Web browsers.

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    1. Thank you for your feedback, and I'm sorry that you couldn't see the images. I've been using photos embedded from OneDrive for a long time now, since i started running out of space on the free Google account. I've published trip reports full of embedded OneDrive photos that have received a few hundred views, and seen no similar complaints. I've also browsed to my site from work and while travelling, and never seen this issue.

      Secondly, cross-site embedding is usually only a problem when a site tries to run scripts from another site (cross-site scripting). In my case, I don't embed anything except links to books etc. from Amazon, and images from OneDrive. Not even turned on Google AdWords for this blog for the same reason.

      While it's possible that there is a bigger issue with the blog, at this point, i'm inclined to think that it might be something with your browsing/network situation. Are you seeing this at work/using a VPN/web proxy or any other mechanism to block select sites, perhaps at ISP/router level?

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    2. Sai, I've never had a problem viewing your blog and I've read all the posts since you started. Thanks for showing photos from this show.

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