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DRAKE, Leah Bodine.

A Hornbook for Witches: Poems of Fantasy.

Sauk City, Wisconsin, Arkham House, 1950 Stock Code: 138972
£2,250.00

Her scarce first book

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First edition, first printing, of the first book of American poet Leah Bodine Drake (1904-1964), a contributor to Weird Tales. Of the edition of 553 copies, 300 were given to the author and 253 for the trade, the small issue making it one of the scarcer of the Arkham House publications, here in exemplary condition. An audiobook by the same name was released in 1976, read by iconic horror actor Vincent Price and containing four poems by Drake.

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Description

Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket designed by Frank Utpatel.

Condition

Very light bumping at spine ends, faint mark to top edge, very minor creasing to the top corner of some pages, else a near-fine copy, in a fine, unblemished jacket.

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