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    I've got one large bookcase on our first floor, in the den/library. We had it custom-made to match the oak woodwork when we first bought the house eight years ago. This bookcase holds my favorite smaller collections.

    The third floor attic area has two larger bookcases, and a bunch of piles of books. I'll add photos of them later.

    Here's a picture of the full bookcase. It has seven shelves, with a division down the middle. The lower two shelves are deeper, with a ledge between the fifth and sixth shelf (counting downwards). The bottom three shelves are taller, also.

    Left 1st shelf (top): Dan Simmons
    Left 2nd shelf: mostly Stephen King
    Left 3rd shelf: Stephen King
    Left 4th shelf: Joe Hill; Ray Bradbury
    Left 5th shelf: Caitlin R. Kiernan; Philip Jose Farmer
    Left 6th shelf: Will Eisner
    Left 7th shelf: Kitchen Sink Press comic strip books

    Right 1st shelf (top): Ray Bradbury signed firsts
    Right 2nd shelf: Iain (M) Banks
    Right 3rd to 5th shelf: Joe R. Lansdale limiteds and HC firsts
    Right 6th shelf: Neil Gaiman
    Right 7th shelf: Neil Gaiman; George Herriman Krazy Kat compilations


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    Here's close-ups of the left side shelves:











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    Here's the right side in close-up:

    The Bradbury set are all signed firsts or limiteds; I have other unsigned firsts upstairs.

    I have a lot more Joe R. Lansdale books - these are the limiteds, signeds, and rare stuff.











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    I can post close-ups of individual books if people are interested. Just let me know which ones you'd like to see.

    I still have to photograph the upstairs bookcases and book piles. I'll add them to this thread soon.

    Thanks for looking!

    Regards, DavidK

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    What a LOVELY collection!! my girlfriend and I have lots of books but many of them are paperbacks (except for the majority of the >300 Stephen King books we own, which are 1st/1sts and limited hardbacks). Once I complete my King wishlist I want to start getting some of our other favorite authors in hardback 1st/1st as well. It just looks so much better on the shelves!!

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    Very nice DavidK44



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    Very, very nice, David!

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    Great collection David.

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    Very cool, David and welcome to the site.

    I love the comic themed items, too...
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    Love all the Bradbury and Gaiman!

    Great bookcase too.

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    That's a very nice collection you've got there, David.
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    Very beautiful collection, congrats!!! Thanks for shring


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    I like those shelves! I notice you have some Farmer books from Sub Press too. He's one of my top 2 favorite authors! Thanks for the great pictures.
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    That's a great selection of authors you collect, very impressive. Plus you have some very nice Limiteds, and a awesome Lansdale collection!

    btw, what is the one slipcased Bradbury book between the Gauntlet October Country and Somewhere A Band is Playing? I'm guessing it's the lettered edition of A Dragon Who Ate It's Tale, but I've never seen it.

    cool collection
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    Great looking shelves David (both the shelves themselves and the books on them).

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    Love the shelves!
    WANTED:

    Dust jacket for The Shining SNL.

    Dust jacket for 25th Anniversary edition of IT, signed, numbered, tray-cased copy.

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