Friday, February 11, 2011

Auction records: Original art for C. L. Moore’s classic 1933 short story "Shambleau"

Shambleau Illustration Original Art (1933)

Published in the November, 1933 issue of Weird Tales, "Shambleau" is the first of writer C. L. Moore's tales chronicling the exploits of the classic science fiction adventurer, Northwest Smith. Moore plays with the themes of sexuality and addiction in Smith's encounter with a strange female alien. This vintage pen and ink has an image area of 6" x 9.5". Some paper tanning, and light soiling; otherwise the condition is Very Good. From the Collection of John McLaughlin.

Sold for: $334.60 (includes BP)
Date sold: November 5, 2006


  1. Hi Paul,
    Magnifique oeuvre d'art!
    Who's the artist?

  2. No clue. The auction record did not say.