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jonah
07-21-2011, 06:12 AM
Hey guys. Thought I would just post up my Laymon collection. He is who got me into reading and this genre, and I have never read anything by him that I didn't love. So, anyway, this first pic is my Laymon Shelf.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03644.jpg

So the pic is a little crooked... I never claimed to be a good photographer.

On top of the book self is a poster I found advertising the Headline Laymon releases. Also, that is the original painting by Alan M. Clark which was used as the cover for CD's Night in the Lonesome October (my favorite Laymon).

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03645.jpg

The first shelf (I need better bookshelves) is the Lettered editions put out by CD. There is also Ten Tales kind of stuck up at the top till I find out where I want to put it. The lettered edition of October Dreams is complete with pics and everything, but I don't have the artist's edition.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03646.jpg

The second shelf is a couple more lettered editions followed by some of the harder to find S/L editions like The Wilds, A Writer's Tale, A Good Secret Place and some anthologies. The others on that shelf are all first editions, and other then the obvious S/L editions, the following first editions are signed: After Midnight, Alarums, Among the Missing, Bite, Blood Games, and Body Rides.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03647.jpg

srboone
07-21-2011, 11:12 AM
Love it!!! I haven't read much Laymon, but what I've read, I love. I hope you have In Laymon's Terms to go along with all these.

Dan Hocker
07-21-2011, 12:10 PM
You should take a close up picture of the slipcased Bad News for everyone who doesn't have one to see. It is my favorite slip case we've ever made, and sadly we can't duplicate it, as they only sell that material in ridiculously large quantities anymore.

jonah
07-21-2011, 12:10 PM
The third row continues with some more of the trade HC, and I think I have a couple book clubs in there, but I have at least a 1st edition of each of these. On this shelf, the following books are signed first editions: Darkness Tell Us, Endless Night, Fiends, Flesh, In the Dark, Island, One Rainy Night, Quake (x 2) Savage (Headline) and the Stake (Headline).

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03649.jpg

The fourth row is a mixture of Anthologies, ARC's, older paperbacks, every Fastbook that Laymon wrote, as well as a large majority of the original magazines where his stories appeared.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03651.jpg

The fifth Row is just some of the Laymon books I have gathered up that are written in different languages. Not really worth showing a pic of.

Here is a layout of the chapbooks with a couple issues of the original Smoker's Blend published back in 71'. You don't see to many of these floating about.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/SmokersBlend.jpg

(Have to do in increments :o)

jonah
07-21-2011, 12:12 PM
On another shelf, you can see my Lettered editions of A Writer's Tale and A Good Secret Place poking out.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03652.jpg

Then you also have my two copies of The Woods are Dark chapbook (print run of 26) and my copy of A Stranger's Arms.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03654.jpg

I know there is still some I am missing, but the hunt is half the fun!

This is only my Laymon collection. I have several other publishers / authors that I collect, but that is for another time. Thanks for looking and I apologize to those that have already seen it before. There really aren't a whole lot of people around me that appreciate books the way I do, so I like to share with those who will appreciate.

Look forward to seeing the rest of your guys' collections.

RJK1981
07-21-2011, 12:17 PM
You should take a close up picture of the slipcased Bad News for everyone who doesn't have one to see. It is my favorite slip case we've ever made, and sadly we can't duplicate it, as they only sell that material in ridiculously large quantities anymore.

I should hopefully be getting a copy of this in the mail today (at least according to the estimated delivery), so I'll be taking pictures of mine as soon as I get it. Been wanting this one for a while, but always saw it selling for at least close to $400, which was more than I could afford to pay, but saw one for much cheaper on Ebay, went for it, and ended up winning it for a little under what I ended up entering as my max bid. I could probably turn around and sell it for a profit, but I don't plan on doing that right now, want to read it first at least, and if I ever need to sell it, then so be it I guess, got a great deal on it.

So if you don't want to take the book down off your bookcase johan, which I would understand, you don't have to

Ben Staad
07-21-2011, 12:18 PM
Sweet. Thanks for sharing your awesome collection.

RJK1981
07-21-2011, 07:06 PM
Well it figures that the day I get home around 11am and when I am expecting a package is the day that the mail comes earlier than it ever has before here that I know of, lol. Package came, but obviously it is too big for the apartment mailboxes, so have to pick it up from the post office. Looks like it'll be this weekend sometime when I get the pictures taken, hopefully will be able to do it tomorrow

peteOcha
07-21-2011, 07:40 PM
Nice collection, thanks for sharing as I just love looking at other people's books! Maybe you can show a few of the special editions close up?

jonah
07-22-2011, 01:17 AM
Nice collection, thanks for sharing as I just love looking at other people's books! Maybe you can show a few of the special editions close up?

Absolutely. Let me know which ones you want to see up close and I would be glad to post some pics. That is the best thing about seeing others collections. I always get to see something I don't have up close. Love it.

My camera is charging now and I will get one of the Bad News Slipcase.

I will also snap some of my Ed Lee collection. It is not complete, but still took me a long time (and a lot of money... :rolleyes: )

Thanks for the positive comments guys.

frik51
07-22-2011, 02:59 AM
Very nice; thanks for sharing!

sk

RJK1981
07-22-2011, 02:52 PM
I forgot to say thanks for sharing. Very nice collection, wish I was able to get some of those myself, especially those traycased books.

Pictures of the Slipcased edition of Bad News will be up shortly in my collection thread

frik51
07-23-2011, 02:01 AM
Pictures of the Slipcased edition of Bad News will be up shortly in my collection thread

Yeah!
Looking forwards to this!!

sk

jonah
07-24-2011, 09:26 PM
Here is the rarest book in my collection. It is a 1 of 1 so to speak, and I have found others really interested in it.

A while back, I got an Ed Lee manuscript. It was hand corrected and the only one of it's kind. An amazing tale called Haunter of the Threshold. Anyway, the pile was just sitting on my bookshelf when I saw someone post about their own project they got bound by Chris Hedges. Me having seen his work in the past and knowing how amazing he was at similar projects, I began to wonder what if... So I sent him an email one night. He jumped on it. Sent me back an email saying he was interested etc. Anyway, here is his own post from a different forum, describing it...

"...Jonah, contacted me about an Ed Lee manuscript he purchased a while back. He wanted to get it bound and had a really good idea about the design he wanted. He picked up on some of the descriptions that Ed used about creepy, old door knockers at the thresholds of doorways. So he took that imagery and wanted to bring it to life in the binding...so I went to work. :-)

Here's what we started with, a stack of paper--the manuscript that Ed Lee printed out--

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/TheChedMan/Lee_0.jpg

Jonah went shopping for the perfect door knocker and came up with a winner. He found a solid brass, antique, creepy knocker. It's made in the image of a woman's face and when you manipulate the arm of the knocker the eyes move in her eye sockets. I couldn't have asked for anything better. That got mounted on the front cover of the traycase--

Creepy, huh? :-) So, now on to the meat and potatoes. I did an oversew on the manuscript, bound it in crimson goat skin and gold stamped the front cover and spine. Once the book was finished, I made a taycase with double thick boards. The cover is half bound with brown goat skin at the spine and papyrus for the front and back covers to give the look and texture of real, weathered wood--the idea here is to make it look like a door panel where you might find a creepy, old door knocker mounted. :-) Here's what we ended up with--

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/TheChedMan/Lee_15.jpg

The trays are lined with a reptilian patterned imprinted felt--

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/TheChedMan/Lee_6.jpg

Tom Moran was nice enough to let us use his artwork that he did for the book and I incorporated it into the interior binding. What was originally the signature sheet, I used as a declaration page.

And the rest of the illustrations were bound into the back of the manuscript, printed on fine linen paper--

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/TheChedMan/Lee_14.jpg

And that's it! That's how it turned out. I'm really, extremely happy with the outcome and I think this one may have just entered into the top spot of my favorite bindings that I've done to date.

Hope you guys like it too!!!!

~C"

Anyway, I thought I would share this here, cause it is truly a rare one. Plus, I love it because I was able to see my own ideas actually come together. I will post more pics of my Ed Lee collection later.

thanks for looking.

jonah
07-24-2011, 09:30 PM
the following pics are from my Ed Lee Collection

Here are some Lettered editions.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03205.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03208.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03209.jpg

Here are some Chapbooks with a PB edition of Dead Cats Bouncing

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03210.jpg

jonah
07-24-2011, 09:32 PM
These are some of my Signed Limited edition Hardcovers. Accept for Deaths of the Cold War Kings. That is a trade. :)

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03212.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03214.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03215.jpg

jonah
07-24-2011, 09:33 PM
Here is my enclosed shelf with some of my other Lettered Editions in it, but you can see some Lee peeking out including the S/L and Lettered editions of Haunter of the Threshold.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03216.jpg

Here is a close up of Gast. 1 of 13.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03217.jpg

Here is the Going Monstering Lettered Edition.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03219.jpg

Here is the Trolley No. 1852 Lettered Edition

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03221.jpg

jonah
07-24-2011, 09:35 PM
Here is a pic of the Lettered edition of Haunter of the Threshold which is a highlight of my collection.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC02698.jpg

Here is the Lettered Header 2 in traycase.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03248.jpg

Here is the book, leather bound with the original artwork to the left.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03249.jpg

It also came with a special Hardcover lettered edition of A Header Tale Part II.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03250.jpg

I am very pleased with the look and feel of the book. I thought Tony and Kim did a fantastic job.

jonah
07-24-2011, 09:38 PM
Here is my collection of Goon including a very hard to find hand painted Action figure by Lee and Pelan.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03311.jpg

I also got an edition that helps my Ed Lee collection stand out.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03638.jpg

But, where my addiction takes a sad note, is that I already have one of these, but this one is a bit special. It is a V.I.P. edition. There were only 4 of these made all those years ago, and this one is number 1 of 4.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03639-1.jpg

It comes with the hand written conclusion of the tale by both Lee and John Pelan.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03640.jpg

jonah
07-24-2011, 09:43 PM
Here is a Lettered edition of Incubi:

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03463.jpg

And a Lettered edition of Splatterspunk.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03464.jpg

jonah
07-24-2011, 11:05 PM
Love it!!! I haven't read much Laymon, but what I've read, I love. I hope you have In Laymon's Terms to go along with all these.

Sorry for the delay in response, but I appreciate your compliment. If you haven't read much, you have a ton of great reading ahead of you.

I did get a Trade edition a couple of weeks ago, and it was worth the wait. I will also receive a signed and lettered edition when they are ready. But I will have to rearrange the bookshelf. ;)

peteOcha
07-25-2011, 07:29 AM
Great collection! That custom made tray case with the door knocker is very unique! Great idea!

peteOcha
07-25-2011, 08:34 AM
Here is a pic of the Lettered edition of Haunter of the Threshold which is a highlight of my collection.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC02698.jpg

Here is the Lettered Header 2 in traycase.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03248.jpg

Here is the book, leather bound with the original artwork to the left.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03249.jpg

It also came with a special Hardcover lettered edition of A Header Tale Part II.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03250.jpg

I am very pleased with the look and feel of the book. I thought Tony and Kim did a fantastic job.

Wow, is that real snake skin on the Haunter of the Threshold?

jester05jk
07-26-2011, 12:05 AM
I wondered that myself and I really hope not. Snakeskin starts to peel,fade, and flake after about 7 years. That would suck.

jonah
07-26-2011, 12:10 AM
Wow, is that real snake skin on the Haunter of the Threshold?

Yep! It is 100% authentic and covers the half side / spine of the book as well as the traycase itself. Really stands out on a shelf.

peteOcha
07-28-2011, 08:36 AM
Can you post some close ups of Lake Mountain? From your picture here it looks like it is in a metal box.... Looks pretty cool!

jonah
07-30-2011, 12:00 AM
Can you post some close ups of Lake Mountain? From your picture here it looks like it is in a metal box.... Looks pretty cool!

No problem.

These are the ones I have already taken. I can get better ones if you want.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC01884.jpg

It is a metal traycase, designed to look like the trailer from the book (if you read it, you know what I am talking about). It is a heavy duty case that opens from the side and the leather book slides out. When you open the side door, a light comes on in the inside and you can see the lady on the front of the book peeking out of the window. It is actually really cool.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC01885.jpg

Rage is one of my favorite books too. This is the BLP Lettered edition also had the metal Traycase. This is another one of my favorite books in my collection. If you have read the book, you know what the traycase is representing.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC01883.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC01887.jpg

I have every Gerlach novel as well with all the Lettered editions, including the Rage Wild Roses Lettered edition. Those are pretty rare with a great cover. Thanks for asking. I can always post more pictures too.

jonah
07-30-2011, 12:02 AM
Here is a pic of My Gerlach books.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC02693.jpg

This is a pic of the Wild Roses Lettered edition.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC02574.jpg

frik51
07-30-2011, 12:09 AM
I can always post more pictures too.

Please do!
These books are amazing!

I'd appreciate it, though, if you'd make the pictures larger.

sk

jonah
07-30-2011, 12:13 AM
Please do!
These books are amazing!

I'd appreciate it, though, if you'd make the pictures larger.

sk

I will give it a go. I am not the most computer literate guy out there! haha

peteOcha
07-30-2011, 07:45 PM
Thanks for posting those! Wow, a little light turns on when you open the door, now that's a traycase!:)

jonah
09-23-2011, 12:00 AM
So I haven't posted for a while, but I got a huge missing piece to my collection today. I am now only missing two Laymon books. The Lettered edition of the Cellar and Best of Cemetery Dance. Anyway, nice collections to everybody!!

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03676.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w14/jmartin80/DSC03677.jpg

RonClinton
09-24-2011, 02:15 AM
Nice collection. I've never seen anyone else's collection that has the same Laymon poster as I do. I have mine framed as well and above the french doors leading into my office/library. I sold a half-dozen of those posters for Steve Gerlach many years ago...don't know if yours was one of them, but either way it's great to see it as part of an outstanding collection.

Speaking of similarities, I also have the lettered Wild Roses edition of RAGE. Mine's letter A. :-)

Love the doorknob on the earlier book. I saw that in another thread over on Chris' Crypt forum, and absolutely loved it. Still do...very, very cool.