Collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei.Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1944 Stock Code: 122073
First edition, first printing, of selected writings covering the author's entire writing life. The fourth title published by Arkham House, this volume "contains a good deal of work, a good deal of associational data, and a plethora of information about the late great master of the macabre" (Foreword). Included are "The Mysterious Ship", written when he was not yet ten years old, "The Beast in the Cave", one of his first published stories, "Imprisoned with the Pharaohs", a piece ghost-written for Houdini, examples of his drawings and plans, and several essays in appreciation of his work.
Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the pictorial dust jacket.
14 black and white photographic plates.
Spine ends creased. An excellent copy in the slightly toned dust jacket, spine ends lightly scuffed.
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