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"BARRY, Ray" - [HUGHES, Denis Talbot, 1917-2008] : OMINOUS FOLLY.

London : Curtis Warren, [1952]. First edition. Jane and Dinah take the Jaguar to Spain looking for adventure, ignore the fisherman's warning, and take an ill-advised short-cut to another dimension.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 112pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a design attributed to Ray Theobald; some wear and creasing; staples rusted; a reasonable copy. No copy located in any major UK library.

£25

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"CHARLES, Neil" - [HUGHES, Denis Talbot, 1917-2008] : THE LAND OF ESA.

London : Curtis Warren, (1952). First edition. Naked, mysterious and well-educated young woman fished out of the Mediterranean - the presentation of a golden clasp leads to another time.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - Prega in full dress (almost); some light wear, slight scuffing and minor creasing; staples rusting, with slight discolouration, but overall still a very good copy. No copy located in any of the major UK libraries.

£40

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"ELLIOT, Lee" - [HUGHES, Denis Talbot, 1917-2008] : BIO-MUTON.

London : Curtis Warren, (1952). First edition. Scientists on an isolated island try to create a living entity from a synthetic biological structure, accidently opening a window in time and exposing themselves to the Forces of Darkness. The Watchers come to the rescue.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a design attributed to Gordon Davies; worn at foot; a little rubbed and darkened; staples rusted and discoloured, but overall a good copy. Just a single copy (British Library) located in the major UK libraries.

£25

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"GARON, Marco" - [HUGHES, Denis Talbot, 1917-2008] : BLACK SPORT.

London : Curtis Warren, [1951]. First edition. The fifth of the dozen hastily conceived and written Tarzan (or more Jungle Jim) style adventures featuring Rex Brandon - "fast-moving and cliché-ridden, but strangely enjoyable" (Harbottle & Holland).
Crown 8vo (19cm). (1),[ii],4-110,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - rhino gores, white man bludgeons; a little worn and creased; wrappers a little loose; staples rusted, but a reasonable copy. None of the "Marco Garon" titles located in any of the major UK libraries.

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"KENT, Brad" - [HUGHES, Denis Talbot, 1917-2008] : CATALYST.

London : Curtis Warren, [1952]. First edition. Writer and anthropologist moves to a remote cottage on Dartmoor - strange girl without memories found on the moor is frightened of the blue lichen. "This story marked the start of Hughes's transformation from 'straight-SF' hackery to intriguing science-fantasy" (Harbottle & Holland A261).
Crown 8vo (19cm). 112pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a design attributed to Ray Theobald; small chip at foot of spine extending to lower wrapper; some creasing to lower wrapper; staples a little rusted, but overall a very good copy. Just four copies located in major libraries worldwide - none in the UK.

£25

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"REED, Van" - [HUGHES, Denis Talbot, 1917-2008] : HOUSE OF MANY CHANGES.

London : Curtis Warren, (1952). First edition : the wrappers issue. "When creation which is contrary to all the accepted laws of Nature springs directly from Genius in the grip of Evil the results may well take a form so terrible as to be beyond human understanding ...". Mad scientist, laboratory horror, allegorical fantasy - "charmingly bizarre" (Harbottle & Holland A268).
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a perplexed design attributed to Gordon C. Davies; chipped at head (2cm), with minor chip at foot; some rubbing and light creasing; staples badly rusted; a serviceable copy. No copy located in any major UK library.

£25

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"ROMILUS, Arn" - [HUGHES, Denis Talbot, 1917-2008] : BRAIN PALAEO.

London : Curtis Warren, (1953). First edition. Telepathy developed, but a time-space gap opens up and an evil half-brain, half-robot, life form is listening in.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 159,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a design attributed to Gordon C. Davies; short split at head; some rubbing and creasing; staples rusted, but a reasonable copy. Bookseller stamp of McGills, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, on title-page. No copy located in any major UK library.

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