REFERENCE GUIDE TO FANTASTIC FILMS: SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR. Los Angeles: Chelsea-Lee Books, 1972-1974. Large octavo, three volumes: pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v [vi] vii-xv [xvi] xvii-xix [xx] xxi-xli [xlii-xliv] 1-154 [Pi-ii] P1-P24 [Xi-ii] X1-X11 [X12: blank]; [1-2] [i-iv] v [vi] vii-xv [xvi] xvii-xix [xx] xxi-xli [xlii-xliv] 1-154 [Pi-ii] P1-P24 [Xi-ii] X1-X11 [X12: blank]; [1-2] [i-ii] iii [iv] v-xxii [xxiii-xxiv] 355-559 [560: blank] [Pi-ii] P53-P80 [P81-P82: blank] [Xi-ii] X25-X38 [Ci-ii] C1-C14, illustrations, pictorial wrappers. First edition, first printings. Indispensable filmography recording about 15,000 science fiction, fantasy, horror, cartoon and borderline American and foreign films made before the 1970s. An additional 5,000 films are recorded as "problems" (films for which sufficient information could not be found) and "exclusions" (films that appear to have fantastic elements but do not). Includes hundreds of review sources and bibliographical references of value for further study. "This is by far the most complete filmography of fantastic films made before the 1970s. Lee's great achievement is that, by including absolutely everything, from films of Shakespeare's ghost plays to children's fairy tale films, from early trick movies to Hindu mythological films, he makes clear the vast influence of the fantastic on world cinema." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 9-5. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 10-2. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 9-6. Burgess, Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror 502. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 8-46. Some wrinkling to spine of volume one (a binding issue, not abuse), a fine copy. Two publisher's flyers laid in. (#159760).
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