The Selected Stories of Robert Bloch. Underwood-Miller, Los Angeles, Ca and Columbia, Pa.
First edition, first printing, limited edition boxed set consists of 3 volumes of short stories by Robert Bloch. Vol 1 Final Reckoning contains 27 short stories originally copyrighted and published from 1939 to 1956. Vol 2 Bitter Ends contains 31 short stories originally copyrighted and published from 1956 to 1960. Vol 3 Last Rites contains 39 short stories originally copyrighted and published from 1960 to 1979.
Bound in black leatherette with red lettering on the front of each volume and red and gold lettering on the spine, matching slipcase bound in publisher's original black cloth, marbled endpapers, sewn in ribbon markers, smyth sewn, printed on long life acid free paper. One of 500 copies numbered and signed by the author on the limitation page in volume one, Final Reckoning, this is copy #324. No dust jackets were issued with this boxed set. Condition is as new, unread in pristine condition. Crisp and clean interiors, securely bound, text block square, no flaws, no evidence of use.
Slipcase strong and sturdy, in like new condition with a tiny bit of rubbing along the bottom from having been shelved for 35 years. Robert Albert Bloch was a prolific American writer. He was the son of Raphael "Ray" Bloch (1884, Chicago-1952, Chicago), a bank cashier, and his wife Stella Loeb (1880, Attica, Indiana-1944, Milwaukee, WI), a social worker, both of German-Jewish descent. Bloch wrote hundreds of short stories and over twenty novels, usually crime fiction, science fiction, and, perhaps most influentially, horror fiction. He was one of the youngest members of the Lovecraft Circle; Lovecraft was Bloch's mentor and one of the first to seriously encourage his talent.
He was a contributor to pulp magazines such as. In his early career and was also a prolific screenwriter. He was the recipient of the Hugo Award (for his story "That Hell-Bound Train"), the Bram Stoker Award, and the World Fantasy Award. He served a term as president of the Mystery Writers of America. Robert Bloch was also a major contributor to science fiction fanzines and fandom in general. In the 1940s, he created the humorous character Lefty Feep in a story for. He also worked for a time in local vaudeville and tried to break into writing for nationally known performers. He was a good friend of the science fiction writer Stanley G. In the 1960's, he wrote 3 stories for.
- Signed By: Robert Bloch
- Book Title: The Selected Stories of Robert Bloch
- Custom Bundle: No
- Book Series: the Selected Stories of Robert Bloch
- Original Language: English
- Vintage: Yes
- Personalize: No
- Format: Box Set
- Language: English
- Personalized: No
- Features: Faux Leather Bound, Numbered Copy
- Topic: Crime, Pulps, Horror, Science Fiction
- Signed: Yes
- Ex Libris: No
- Narrative Type: Fiction
- Publisher: Underwood-Miller
- Inscribed: No
- Intended Audience: Adults
- Edition: Collector's Edition, First Edition, Limited Edition
- Publication Year: 1987
- Type: Short Stories
- Literary Movement: Post-Modernism
- Era: 1950s
- Author: Robert Bloch
- Genre: Crime & Thriller, Horror, Pulp Fiction, Science Fiction
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Number of Pages: 1200 pages
- ISBN: 9780887330544