Publisher “Lord John Press” of Northridge, CA. celebrated its 10th Anniversary in fine fashion with the 1988 release of an anthology book titled “Lord John Ten”. The rare first edition was produced in an extremely limited quantity of three hundred twenty-five copies including seventy-five specially bound deluxe copies and two hundred fifty numbered copies, all signed by every one of the books twenty-six contributing authors.
Presented is a stated First Edition of this prestigious book LE numbered “218/250” on a certifying page at rear. Though absent the dust jacket, this handsome volume remains in like-new condition and appears to be unread. All (26) authors who contributed a short story to this important anthology have signed throughout with average (“9-10”) potency, each on an individual page printed with the author’s name preceding their story.
The impressive list of contributing authors is: Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Raymond Carver, James Crumley, Jack Dann, Dennis Etchison, William Everson, Gerald R. Ford, Bruce Francis, Stan Freberg, Tess Gallagher, Jim Harrison, Roberta Lannes, Patrick W. Magee, Barry N. Malzberg, William F. Nolan, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert B. Parker, Bronwyn G. Pughe, James Purdy, Whitley Strieber, John Updike, Diane Wakoski, Derek Walcott, Lorri Ziegler.