(XX1) Hardcover in VG condition; Dustjacket in VG condition ; signed & inscribed by barker on tilter page "to craig, best wishes." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Clive Barker's The Books Of Blood - All three books complete and unabridged.
Review: "Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red." For those who only know Clive Barker through his long multigenre novels, this one-volume edition of the Books of Blood is a welcome chance to acquire the 16 remarkable horror short stories with which he kicked off his career. For those who already know these tales, the poignant introduction is a window on the creator's mind. Reflecting back after 14 years, Barker writes:
I look at these pieces and I don't think the man who wrote them is alive in me anymore.... We are all our own graveyards I believe; we squat amongst the tombs of the people we were. If we're healthy, every day is a celebration, a Day of the Dead, in which we give thanks for the lives that we lived; and if we are neurotic we brood and mourn and wish that the past was still present.
Reading these stories over, I feel a little of both. Some of the simple energies that made these words flow through my pen--that made the phrases felicitous and the ideas sing--have gone. I lost their maker a long time ago.
These enthusiastic tales are not ashamed of visceral horror, of blood splashing freely across the page: "The Midnight Meat Train," a grisly subway tale that surprises you with one twist after another; "The Yattering and Jack," about a hilarious demon who possesses a Christmas turkey; "In the Hills, the Cities," an unusual example of an original horror premise; "Dread," a harrowing non-supernatural tale about being forced to realize your worst nightmare; "Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament," about a woman who kills men with her mind. Some of the tales are more successful than others, but all are distinguished by strikingly beautiful images of evil and destruction. No horror library is complete without them. --Fiona Webster
Title: Books of Blood: I-III
Publisher: Scream Press
Publication Date: 1985
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Scream Pr, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0910489149
Book Description Scream Press, Santa Cruz, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. illustrated by J. K. Potter and Harry O. Morris (illustrator). First Edition Thus. Santa Cruz: Scream Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1985. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 0910489149 . First US edition [first printing] trade issue. 455 pages, illustrated. VG or better copy [some spine cocking, bumping to the upper corner of the rear board] in otherwise VG+ Dust Wrapper [light egdewear] with a 1/4" creased tear and faint sticker residue to the spine head and an upper corner fold to the front flap. . Casetop 7 & 8. Seller Inventory # 50119
Book Description Scream Press, Santa Cruz, CA, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Illustrated by J. K Potter, Harry O. Morris (illustrator). Second Printing. Red cloth, as new in like DJ. Now protected in a mylar jacket. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 476 pages. Seller Inventory # 37639
Book Description Scream Press. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 0910489149 Signed by Clive Barker with a dedication to a Sue, also signed by an artist but not sure who on top of title page also with dedication to a Sue. 1st Edition 1985 Scream Press Limited Edition Book is in like new condition. Customer service is our #1 priority. We sell great books at great prices. Seller Inventory # J1.BLOOD.6.25.14
Book Description Scream, Santa Cruz, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 1st edition, Fine in slightly rubbed Near Fine DJ. Omnibus of the first three Books of Blood paperbacks with new introduction by Ramsey Campbell. Seller Inventory # 52251
Book Description Scream Press, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. J. K. Potter, Harry O. Morris (illustrator). First Edition/First Printing. A solid tight copy. this copy has a small reddish spot on a FFEP and on the botton edge of the text block ( blood??? ). This copy has some spine lean. The Books of Blood, originally released as paperback originals, the first three volumes collected in this compilation edition. Signed in silver ink on the FFEP. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND WILL NORMALLY SHIP NEXT DAY. Signed by Author(s). Book. Seller Inventory # 031574
Book Description Scream Press, Santa Cruz, 1985. Hardcover. First Edition Thus. Santa Cruz: Scream Press. Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. 1985. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 0910489149 . First US edition [first printing] trade issue. 455 pages, illustrated. Owner's Lovecraftian bookplate affixed to the front paste-down else Near Fine copy [minor crimping to some pages at one corner] in Near Fine or better Dust Wrapper. . Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 4060
Book Description Scream Press, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Signed. First Edition. A beautiful copy of this SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, of only 250 copies produced. Green Apple Books and Music, Publisher Weekly's Bookstore of the Year 2014, has been San Francisco's favorite independent bookseller since 1967! Shipping costs on oversize / international orders will reflect actual shipping charges and may be more than quoted by ABE. We will need to contact you with true shipping costs and ask for authorization before adjusting cost. Seller Inventory # mon0000008230
Book Description Scream Press,, Santa Cruz, CA, 1985. Hardcover. J.K. Potter and Harry O. Morris. (illustrator). First US edition, first printing. BOOKS OF BLOOD I, II, & III. Inscribed by Barker on the half title page. Barron, Horror Literature, *4-20. Very fine in very fine and bright dust jacket. Inscribed. Seller Inventory # 21038
Book Description Scream Press, Santa Cruz, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket. First Edition Thus. Santa Cruz: Scream Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1985. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 0910489149 . First US edition [first printing] trade issue. 455 pages, illustrated. Fine copy in Fine Dust Wrapper. . Seller Inventory # 9467