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Smell of Telescopes (The) HAND SIGNED UK LIMITED FIRST EDITION
Tartarus Press 2000 - Tartarus Press. 5 Birch Terrace, Hangingbirch Lane, Horam, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0PA, United Kingdom, 2000. Hardcover. Sewn Binding. pp 280. HAND SIGNED UK FIRST EDITION. AS NEW and an UNREAD copy. LIMITED EDITION of 250 HAND SIGNED and NUMBERED copies. The copy for sale is Number 210 of 250. Full Print Run Limited to 250 copies. OUT OF PRINT. HAND SIGNED and STAMPED (“R” of Rhys in red ink) by the author, Rhys Hughes on the title page in green ink. Printed lithographically in black wibalin cloth stamped in gold, with yellow and black head, with dark blue silk ribbon marker, head and tailbands and d/w. Illustrated. Fine book in Fine dust jacket. Please see the photographs attached to my listing to verify the condition of this book. Smell of Telescopes (The) Synopsis: CONTENTS: The Banker Of Ingolstadt / Ten Grim Bottles/ Spermaceti Whiskers/ The Blue Dwarf/ The Purloined Liver/ The Squonk Laughed/ Telegram Ma'am/ Depressurised Ghost Story/ Thanatology Spleen/ The Tell-Tale Nose/ A Girl Like A Doric Column/ The Orange Goat/ Nothing More Common/ Muscovado Lashes/ A Person Not In The Story/ Bridge Over Troubled Blood/ Burke And Rabbit/ The Yellow Imp/ Lanolin Brows/ The Haunted Womb/ Mister Humphrey's Clock's Inheritance/ There Was A Ghoul Dwelt By A Mosque/ The Purple Pastor/ The Hush Of Falling Houses/ The Sickness Of Satan/ Omophagia Ankles. SYNOPSIS: A second collection of short stories by Hughes to be published by Tartarus. REVIEWS: "Hughes' writing has the lightness of Calvino's prose grounded in hardy welsh pragmatism. He is probably one of the most criminally neglected writers in the world - in that his imagination, inventiveness, linguistic cleverness, and his lack of cliché should have been enough long ago to attract the attention of the same literary mainstream that delights in the aforementioned Calvino." - New York Review of Science Fiction Hughes has crafted a series of literary gems here, filled with clever puns and word play, light and frothy on the surface, but with a dark and bitter brew concealed beneath the foam. This new collection shows that Hughes has continued to grow as a writer and most especially as a stylist. Anyone with a love of language will find much to enjoy in this book. - Hellnotes For me to say that this is an important collection from a publisher that has previously offered up rare volumes by Machen, Sarban and Aickman is to put it in rather lofty company, but I don't feel that such praise is at all unwarranted. Rhys Hughes is one of the most wildly inventive talents that we are graced with today, and I think that anyone willing to approach this book without being shackled by restrictive concepts of what weird fiction should be will be very favourably impressed. - All Hallows Rhys Hughes is an accomplished player with words, plots, effect, relationships, sensibilities; you name it, Hughes tries to stand it on its head. More often than seems attributable to mere chance, he succeeds. - Locus Dazzling prose. Put your feet up and dip in. Life will never seem quite the same again. - The Third Alternative. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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