Rare Horror Book Gifts for Readers Whispers Magazine Editor Stuart David Schiff Vintage Collectible Horror Stories Used Books

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This is a very good rare collectible horror magazine. Volume 2 Number 1 November 1974. Includes supplement page as originally issued. This copy is very clean inside and out. There are no markings or writing seen inside. The pages are still crisp and clean. Stapled binding is very good and solid. The cover is only showing a hint of shelf wear and there is no foxing or serious tanning inside or out. Crown octavo book size or 5.5" x 8" with 68 pages.

Whispers magazine was first published in 1973 by editor Stuart David Schiff. It was born from hopes of reviving the previous magazine Weird Tales. The name "Whispers" was derived from an H.P. Lovecraft story called "The Unnamable". Featured writers in the magazine were Manly Wade Wellman, Fritz Leiber, Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell among others. The magazines have become true collectibles the horror genre. Much attention was paid to the illustrations and editions in the later 1970's began to feature color illustrations.

This copy is Volume 2 Number 1 November 1974. It includes the original supplement page as found when issued. It ALSO includes a postcard to the previous owner from Stuart David Schiff and dated 1/3/75 (see photo). Authors include Hugh B. Cave, Pemle K. Ennis, Professor Dirk W. Mosig, Montgomery Comfort, and David G. Hartwell. There is also a folio tribute "Nightmare" by Fabian to William Hope Hodgson. Various artists contributed illustrations throughout.

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