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ESTATE SALE OF JOHN CARSON

COLLECTION OF PETER BERRESFORD ELLIS

also writing as PETER TREMAYNE

also writing as PETER MacALAN

(Most of this collection is in mint condition and signed by the author)

Note: The International Sister Fidelma Society does not benefit financially from the sale of this collection. We present it here in the hopes that some loyal fan will purchase the collection intact, thus preserving what is likely the most complete collection by the author currently existent.

 

UPDATE 29 April 2004

Unfortunately, Highway Book Shop has been unable to sell this entire collection intact - thus they will be selling it piecemeal through abebooks.com - just fill in the form below with either PETER TREMAYNE or PETER BERRESFORD ELLIS - and you'll find a number of autographed and hard-to-find editions!

 

Peter's comments:

I am saddened to hear that John Carson's unique and extensive collection of my work is to be broken up and sold as individual items. I know just how much John worked until his untimely death on trying to ensure that he had a fairly complete collection of first editions - even some reprints and foreign language editions - as well as short story volumes. He always told me that it was his wish that his collection, along with our correspondence, would eventually be donated to his local university library when he was living in Cornwall, Ontario. - Peter Tremayne.' 

 

For further details on this collection, please contact:

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From "The Brehon," Vol. I, No. 1

PETER TREMAYNE AND JOHN CARSON (1932-2000).  A celebration dinner in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. Peter had just been lecturing on Celtic Studies at Sydney University in Nova Scotia and was staying with John and his wife Shirley. Peter regarded John as his “No 1 North American Fan” and John, at the time of his death had a collection of practically every first edition of Peter’s works. Peter dedicated Hemlock At Vespers, the Sister Fidelma short story collection, to John which appeared only a few months before John’s sad death.

ORIGINAL ENTIRE COLLECTION

  1. 19 page photocopy from website "sisterfidelma.hypermart.net"
  2. 9 copies of the newspaper "Irish Democrat"  
  3. A Child's Garden of Vampires - PB - c1980 - signed
  4. A Dictionary of Irish Mythology - 1985 proof- signed
  5. A Dictionary of Irish Mythology - HC/DJ - c1987 - signed
  6. A Dictionary of Irish Mythology - pictorial HC- c1987 - signed
  7. A Dictionary of Irish Mythology - trade PB - c1987
  8. A Dictionary of Irish Mythology - trade PB - c1991
  9. A Guide to Early Celtic Remains in Britain - HC/DJ - c1991 - signed
  10. A Guide to Early Celtic Remains in Britain - PB - c1991 - signed
  11. A History of the Irish Working Class - HC/DJ - in the Japanese language
  12. A History of the Irish Working Class - HC/DJ - in the Japanese language (appears to be a different edition)
  13. A History of the Irish Working Class - trade PB - c1985 - signed
  14. A History of the Irish Working Class - trade PB - c1989 - signed
  15. A History of the Irish Working Class - trade PB - c1996 - signed
  16. Absolution by Murder - HC/DJ - c1994 - signed
  17. Absolution by Murder - HC/DJ - c1996, 1st US Edition - signed
  18. Absolution by Murder - PB - c1995 - signed
  19. Absolution by Murder - PB - c1995 - signed (different cover)
  20. Absolution by Murder - PB - c1996 - in the Greek language - signed
  21. Absolution by Murder - PB - c1997
  22. Absolution by Murder - pictorial HC - c1996, Large Print Edition - signed
  23. Act of Mercy - HC/DJ - c1999 - signed
  24. Act of Mercy - PB - c2000 - signed
  25. Aisling and Other Irish Tales of Terror - HC/DJ - c1992 - signed
  26. Aisling and Other Irish Tales of Terror - trade PB - c1992 - signed
  27. An Baner Kernewek No. 22 (magazine) - November 1980 - signed
  28. Angelus - HD/DJ - c1991 - signed
  29. Angelus - PB - c1985 - signed
  30. As Formigas - PB - c1979 - in the Portuguese language - signed
  31. Biggles: The Life Story of Capt. W. E. Johns - HC/DJ - c1993 - signed
  32. Bloodmist - PB - c1988 - signed
  33. Bloodright - HC/DJ - c1977 - signed
  34. Bloodright - PB - c1980 - signed
  35. Book - Great Irish Stories of Childhood (includes story "The Way of the White Cow") - HC/DJ - c1997
  36. Buffalo Magazine (insert in May 27, 1984, issue of the Buffalo News
  37. By Jove, Biggles - HC/DJ - c1981 - signed
  38. By Jove, Biggles - trade PB - c1985 - signed
  39. Caesar's Invasion of Britain - HC/DJ - c1978 - signed
  40. Caesar's Invasion of Britain - HC/DJ - c1994 - signed
  41. Caesar's Invasion of Britain - trade PB - c1994 - signed
  42. Celt and Greek - HC/DJ - c1997 - signed
  43. Celt and Roman - HC/DJ - c1998 - signed
  44. Celt and Saxon - HC/DJ - c1993 - signed
  45. Celt and Saxon - trade PB - c1994 - signed
  46. Celtic Books & Magazines - Al Liamm, Gairm-An Raitheachan Gaidhlig, An Gwels Nownek-Ha hwedhlow Erell (signed), Li an Sows (signed), Feasta c1986 (signed), Feasta #11-c1985 (signed), Feasta #10-c1985, Feasta #11-c1984 (signed)
  47. Celtic Inheritance - HC/DJ - c1985 - signed
  48. Celtic Inheritance - trade PB - c1992 - signed
  49. Celtic Women - HC/DJ - c1995 - signed
  50. Celtic Women - trade PB - c1995 - signed
  51. Chillers for Christmas - HC/DJ - c1989 - signed
  52. Connolly Association Broadsheet - Orangeism: Myth & Reality - signed (2 copies)
  53. Cornish Life (magazine) - January 1983 - signed
  54. Crif Celt Programme Booklet - April 1985 - signed
  55. Crif Celt Programme Booklet - April 1986 - signed
  56. Das Stephen King Buch - trade PB - c1989 - signed
  57. De Druiden - trade PB - c1999 - signed
  58. Der Todesstein, Irische Gruselgeschichten - HC/DJ - c1999 - signed
  59. Dictionary of Celtic Mythology - HC/DJ - c1992 - signed (2 copies)
  60. Dictionary of Celtic Mythology - trade PB - c1992
  61. Dictionary of Celtic Mythology - trade PB - c1993 - signed
  62. Die Chronik der Draculas - PB - c1977 - in the German language - signed
  63. Die Druiden - HC/DJ - c1996 - in the German language - signed
  64. Die Druiden - trade PB - c1999 - signed
  65. Die Tote im Klosterbrunnen - trade PB - c2000 - signed
  66. DJs from approx. 18 of his books
  67. Dracula in Love - PB - c1983 - signed
  68. Dracula Lives - PB - c1993 - signed
  69. Dracula Unborn - HC/DJ - c1977 - signed
  70. Dracula Unborn - PB - c1977 - signed
  71. Dracula, My Love - HC/DJ - c1980 - signed
  72. Dracula, My Love - PB - c1980 - signed
  73. Draczan of the Bats - photocopy of a short story written especially for John Carson - c1979 - signed
  74. Druidzi - pictorial HC - c1998 - in the Polish language - signed
  75. Ein Toten hemd fòr den Erzbischof - PB - c1998 - signed
  76. Eldritch Tales No. 10 - trade PB - c1984 - signed
  77. Eldritch Tales No. 9 - trade PB - signed
  78. Erin's Blood Royal - HC/DJ - c1999 - signed
  79. Etruria-Celtica a rebuttal of the Etruscan-Celtic theory - pamphlet - unsigned
  80. Fantasy Macabre # 3 - trade PB booklet - c1982 - signed
  81. Fantasy Macabre # 4 - trade PB booklet - c1983 - signed
  82. Fantasy Tales - spring 1981 issue, Volume 4, Number 7 - trade PB - signed
  83. Fantasy Tales - winter 1982 issue, Volume 6, Number 11 - trade PB - signed
  84. Fantasycon VII Programme Booklet  - c1981 - signed
  85. Framed sign black & white photograph - frame size of 8¼" x 10¼"
  86. Gaslight & Ghosts - HC/DJ - c1988 - signed
  87. Great Irish Detective Stories - HC/DJ - c1993
  88. Great Irish Tales of the Unimaginable - HC/DJ - c1994 - signed
  89. H. Rider Haggard: A Voice From the Infinite - HC/DJ - c1978 - signed
  90. H. Rider Haggard: A voice from the infinite - trade PB - c1978 - signed
  91. Hell or Connaught - HC/DJ - c1975 - signed
  92. Hell or Connaught - trade PB - c1988 - signed
  93. Hound of Frankenstein - PB - c1977 - signed
  94. Il Segreto dei Druidi - HC/DJ - c1997 - in the Italian language - signed
  95. Irish America Monthly (magazine) - July/August 1998 - signed
  96. Irish Masters of Fantasy - HC/DJ - c1979 - signed
  97. Island of Shadows - PB - c1991 - signed
  98. James Connolly Selected Writings - PB - c1981 - signed
  99. James Connolly Selected Writings - trade PB - c1997 - signed
  100. James Connolly, Selected Writing - trade PB - c1973 - signed
  101. Kadath (Magazine) - Vol. 2, No.'s 2/3
  102. Keltove - pictorial HC - in the Czech language - c1996 - signed
  103. Kiss of the Cobra - HC/DJ - c1994 - signed
  104. Kiss of the Cobra - PB - c1984 - signed
  105. Kitchener's Gold - HC/DJ - c1986 - signed
  106. Kitchener's Gold - PB - c1987 - signed
  107. L'Impero Dei Celti - HC/DJ - c1998 - in the Italian language - signed
  108. Macbeth - HC/DJ - c1980 - signed
  109. Macbeth - HC/DJ - c1993 - signed
  110. Macbeth - trade PB - c1990 - signed
  111. Magazine - The Incorporated Linguist - Vol. 23 No. 4 Autumn 1984
  112. Magazine - The Incorporated Linguist - Vol. 24 No. 1 Winter 1985
  113. Masters of Fantasy 1 - trade PB booklet - c1984 - signed
  114. Masters of Terror Vol. 1 - PB - c1977 - signed
  115. Mazzini: His Influence on the Welsh Independence Movement - c1970 - trade PB booklet - signed
  116. Million Number 11 (magazine) - September/October 1992 - signed
  117. Mravlje Prihajajo - HC/DJ - c1996 - in the Slovenian language - signed
  118. Murder at the Races - HC/DJ - c1995
  119. Murder Most Irish - HC/DJ - c1996
  120. My Lady of Hy Brasil And Other Stories - HC/DJ - c1987 - signed
  121. My Lady of Hy-Brasil - 1987 uncorrected proof - signed
  122. Nicor - PB - c1987 - signed
  123. Nur der Tod Bringt Vergebung - PB - c1998 - in the German language - signed
  124. Om, The Secret of Ahbor Valley, by Talbot Mundy - introduction by Peter Tremayne - trade PB - c1980 - signed
  125. Pamphlets, programs & press releases from International Conference for Gaelic Language & Culture, Nova Scotia, October 15-17, 1987
  126. Peter Tremayne bookmarks (2)
  127. Photocopied 5-page biography on Mr. Ellis
  128. Photocopied 6-page article on Mr. Ellis by Richard Dalby
  129. Photocopied 9-page list of titles
  130. Photocopy of 2-page article originally appearing in The Independent on July 28, 1999
  131. Photocopy of article by Mr Ellis about his unfinished Tarzan novel
  132. Photocopy of article from Amazing Stories - Autumn/Winter 2000-2001
  133. Photocopy of By Crouch End, In the Isles
  134. Poster - The Rising of the Moon, by Peter Berresford Ellis
  135. Proof of Buggane - signed
  136. Proof of Ridgeway, The Fenian Raids and the Making of Canada - signed (2 copies)
  137. Proofs of first 4 Sister Fidelma short stories - signed
  138. Raven of Destiny - HC/DJ - c1984 - signed
  139. Raven of Destiny - PB - c1984 - signed
  140. Raven of Destiny - PB - c1986 - signed
  141. Ravenmoon - HC/DJ - c1988 - signed
  142. Ravenmoon - PB - c1989 - signed
  143. Revision in Irish Historical Writing booklet - signed
  144. Revision in Irish Historical Writing booklet - unsigned
  145. Shadows 8 - HC/DJ - 1985 - signed
  146. Shadows 9 - HC/DJ - c1986 - signed
  147. Shadows Over Innsmouth - HC/DJ - c1994 - signed
  148. Shroud for the Archbishop - HC/DJ - c1995 - signed
  149. Shroud for the Archbishop - HC/DJ - c1996 - signed
  150. Shroud For The Archbishop - PB - c1995 - signed
  151. Shroud for the Archbishop - PB - c1997 - in the Greek language - signed
  152. Shroud for the Archbishop - PB - c1998 - signed
  153. Shroud for the Archbishop - pictorial HC - c1996, Large Print Edition - signed
  154. Sie rächt sich - PB - c1987 - in the German language - signed
  155. Signed 6" x 8" colour photograph
  156. Snowbeast - HC/DJ - c1992 - signed
  157. Snowbeast - PB - c1983 - signed
  158. Suffer Little Children - HC/DJ - c1995 - signed
  159. Suffer Little Children - HC/DJ - c1997, 1st US Edition - signed
  160. Suffer Little Children - PB - c1995 - signed
  161. Suffer Little Children - PB - c1996 - signed
  162. Suffer Little Children - PB - c1996 - signed (different cover)
  163. Suffer Little Children - PB - c1999 - signed
  164. Swamp - HC/DJ - c1993 - signed
  165. Swamp - PB - c1985 - signed
  166. Swamp - PB - c1989
  167. Swamp - PB - c1989 - signed
  168. Talbot Mundy: Messenger of Destiny, compiled by Donald M. Grant - HC/DJ - c1983 - signed
  169. Terreur Rampante - PB - c1987 - in the French language - signed
  170. Terreur Rampante - PB - c1987 - in the French language - signed (inscription different)
  171. The Ancient World of the Celts - HC/DJ - c1998 - signed
  172. The Ants - PB - c1980 - signed
  173. The Ants Are Coming - PB - c1979 - signed
  174. The Book of Deer - trade PB - c1994 - signed
  175. The Boyne Water - c1976 - trade PB - signed
  176. The Boyne Water - HC/DJ - c1976, 1st US Edition - signed
  177. The Buccaneers of Lan-Kern - HC/DJ - c1983 - signed
  178. The Buccaneers of Lan-Kern - PB - c1984 - signed
  179. The Camelot Chronicles - HC/DJ - c1992
  180. The Camelot Chronicles - HC/DJ - c1995
  181. The Celtic Dawn - HC/DJ - c1993 - signed
  182. The Celtic Dawn - trade PB - c1993 - signed
  183. The Celtic Empire - HC/DJ - c1990
  184. The Celtic Empire - HC/DJ - c1990 - signed
  185. The Celtic Empire - trade PB - c1992 - signed
  186. The Celtic Revolution - trade PB - c1985 - signed
  187. The Chronicles of the Celts - HC/DJ - c1999 - signed
  188. The Confession - 1985 proof - signed
  189. The Confession - HC/DJ - c1985 - signed
  190. The Confession - PB - c1986 - signed
  191. The Cornish Language and Its Literature - HC/DJ - c1974 - signed
  192. The Cornish Saints - c1992 - trade PB booklet - signed
  193. The Count Dracula Fan Club Book of Vampire Stories - PB - c1980 - signed
  194. The Creed of the Celtic Revolution - c1969 - trade PB booklet - signed
  195. The Curse of Loch Ness - PB - c1979 - signed
  196. The Destroyers of Lan-Kern - HC/DJ - c1982 - signed
  197. The Destroyers of Lan-Kern - PB - c1983 - signed
  198. The Doomsday Decree - HC/DJ - c1988 - signed
  199. The Druids - HC/DJ - c1994 - signed
  200. The Druids - HC/DJ - c1994 - signed (different cover)
  201. The Druids - trade PB - c1995 - signed
  202. The Fires of Lan-Kern - HC/DJ - c1980, British Edition - signed
  203. The Fires of Lan-Kern - HC/DJ - c1980, US Edition - signed
  204. The Fires of Lan-Kern - PB - c1980 - signed
  205. The Great Fire of London - HC/DJ (DJ is torn) - c1976 - signed
  206. The Hungry Grass/Freak Show Vampire - PB - c1981 - signed
  207. The Irish Sword, Vol. 16, No. 65, Winter 1986 - trade PB - signed
  208. The Judas Battalion - HC/DJ - c1983 - signed
  209. The Judas Battalion - PB - c1984 - signed
  210. The Last Adventurer: the Life of Talbot Mundy - DJ/HC - c1984 - signed
  211. The Liberty Tree - HC/DJ - c1982 - signed
  212. The Monk Who Vanished - HC/DJ - c1999 - signed
  213. The Monk Who Vanished - PB - c1999 - signed
  214. The Morgow Rises - PB - c1982 - signed
  215. The Problem of Language Revival - trade PB - c1971 - signed
  216. The Return of Raffles - HC/DJ - c1991 - signed
  217. The Return of Raffles - PB - c1981 - signed
  218. The Revenge of Dracula - HC/DJ - c1978 - signed
  219. The Revenge of Dracula - HC/DJ - c1978, Limited Edition - illustrated by Dan Green - signed
  220. The Revenge of Dracula - HC/DJ - c1979, 1st US Edition - signed
  221. The Revenge of Dracula - PB - c1978 - signed
  222. The Revenge of Dracula - PB - c1981 - signed
  223. The Rising of the Moon - HC/DJ - c1987 - 1st US Edition
  224. The Rising of the Moon - PB - c1987
  225. The Scottish Insurrection of 1820 - HC/DJ - c1970 - signed
  226. The Scottish Insurrection of 1820 - trade PB - c1989 - signed
  227. The Spider's Web - DJ sample
  228. The Spider's Web - HC/DJ - c1997 - signed
  229. The Spider's Web - HC/DJ - c1999, 1ST US Edition - signed
  230. The Spider's Web - PB - c1997 - signed
  231. The Spider's Web - PB - c1997 - signed
  232. The Spider's Web - pictorial HC - c1998, Large Print Edition - signed
  233. The Story of the Cornish Language - c1970 - trade PB booklet - signed
  234. The Story of the Cornish Language - trade PB - c1990 - signed
  235. The Story of the Cornish Language - trade PB - c1998 - signed
  236. The Subtle Serpent - HC/DJ - c1996 - signed
  237. The Subtle Serpent - HC/DJ - c1998, 1st US Edition - signed
  238. The Subtle Serpent - PB - c1996 - signed
  239. The Subtle Serpent - PB - c1996 - signed (different cover)
  240. The Subtle Serpent - pictorial HC - c1998, Large Print Edition - signed
  241. The Un-Dead - HC/DJ - c1997 - signed
  242. The Valkyrie Directive - HC/DJ - c1987 - signed
  243. The Vampire Omnibus - HC/DJ - c1995
  244. The Vengeance of She - PB - c1978 - signed
  245. The Windsor Protocol - HC/DJ - c1993 - signed
  246. The Wondersmith and other Macabre Tales - trade PB - c1979 - signed
  247. The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories 1994 - HC/DJ - c1994
  248. Trollnight - HC/DJ - c1995 - signed
  249. Trollnight - PB - c1987 - signed
  250. Valkur direktiva - PB - c1989 - in the Hungarian language - signed
  251. Valley of the Shadow - HC/DJ - c1998 - signed
  252. Valley of the Shadow - PB - c1998 - signed
  253. Wales A Nation Again - HC/DJ - c1968 - signed
  254. Weirdbook #18 (Magazine)
  255. Weirdbook #20 (Magazine)
  256. Weirdbook #25 (Magazine)
  257. William Hope Hodgson: Voyages and Visions, edited by Ian Bell - trade PB booklet - c1987 - signed by Peter Tremayne
  258. Winter Chills 1 - trade PB booklet - c1987 - signed
  259. Zombie - PB - c1981 - in the Portuguese language - signed
  260. Zombie - PB - c1987