The Checklist of Fantastic Literature
edited by Everett F. Bleiler
FAX Collector’s Editions, Naperville, IL. 1972. Hardcover in dust jacket. 455 pages. (5 X 7˝). This was an early attempt to put together a bibliography of fantastic literature. The present volume is a reprint of the original 1947 edition. Preface by Melvin Korshak. Acknowledgments by Everett F. Bleiler. Introduction by the editor. Preface to the second edition by Darrell C. Richardson. The titles are listed alphabetically by author and then by title. Each entry has the publisher(s) and publishing date, plus the page count. Many pseudonyms are provided. A listing by title is provided for easy access. Appendix notes are provided to clarify certain points on the entries. A section on early reference works is included at the end. A few associational items are included. A pioneering work of scholarship. Excellent early listing of fantastic literature.
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