Photo Story: Whitmore Donates Bibliography

Tom Whitmore (by K.G. Anderson)

Tom Whitmore is donating a copy of E.F. Bleiler’s Checklist of Fantastic Literature (Shasta 1948) that once belonged to J. Francis McComas to the San Francisco Public Library’s J. Francis McComas Science Fiction Collection. This copy of the first major bibliography of pre-1940 speculative fiction is inscribed to McComas by Bleiler, signed by introducer Mel Korshak, and has McComas’s ownership signature on the rear free endpaper. Whitemore says, “It’s a cornerstone item being returned to its rightful place.”

This story and more like it in the April 2020 issue of Locus.

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