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Statten, Vargo [Pseudonym of John Russell Fearn.]
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. LONDON: DRAGON PUBLICATIONS, [1954]
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
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Statten, Vargo [Pseudonym of John Russell Fearn.]
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. LONDON: DRAGON PUBLICATIONS, [1954]
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
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Statten, Vargo [Pseudonym of John Russell Fearn.]
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. LONDON: DRAGON PUBLICATIONS, [1954]
8vo (185 x 122mm.), original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, original pictorial dust-jacket, bespoke quarter blue morocco folding box by Dragonfly Bindery in Rhode Island, leather and cloth onlays in green, red and white depicting face of the monster, some slight offsetting to endpapers, jacket slightly nicked with a few closed tears
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Literature

Donald G. Drapkin, his bookplate; sale of his library at Christie's New York, 29 June 2005, lot 354

Catalogue Note

THE RARE FIRST EDITION of the novelization of the celebrated 1954 Universal film in which a team of scientists on an Amazon expedition encounters a fangled creature, apparently half man, half fish. The author John Russell Fearn (1908–1960) was one of the first British writers to appear in American pulp science fiction magazines, and generated a prolific post-war output in various genres including science fiction, detective stories, westerns and adventure fiction, writing under various pseudonyms. The Creature from the Black Lagoon was issued simultaneously in paper and hardcover editions, with both being scarce on the market.

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