Avalon Books

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An imprint of the publishing company Bouregy & Curl that published SF and fantasy in the 1950s and ’60s. Dave Kyle and Doc Lowndes worked for them.

In his 1977 bibliography, Science Fiction and Fantasy Published by Avalon Books and Bouregy & Curl, Dick Spelman wrote:

AVALON BOOKS is a generally underrated set of 136 science fiction and fantasy books published by Bouregy & Curl (later Thomas Bouregy § Company, Inc.) under the editor­ship of Robert A. W. Lowndes, a noted editor in the science fiction pulps of the forties and fifties. The series began in August, 1956, with the publication of Eric Frank Russell's Three to Conquer and continued, generally on a monthly basis, until Stanton A. Coblentz' The Day the World Stopped was published in August, 1968....

AVALON BOOKS was apparently intended primarily for the library trade and the books were issued with plastic covers over the dust jackets....The quality of the writing is very uneven, running from excellent to barely readable. 

Authors included L. Sprague de Camp, Lester del Rey, Ray Cummings, Otis Adelbert Kline and S. P. Meek.

This is a publisher page, referring to science fiction book and prozine publishers.