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SOMEONE IN THE DARK
[Sauk City, WI]: Arkham House, 1941. First edition, first printing. Some tanning to the front end-papers, the rear end-paper has tape residue to the edges and the rear paste-down has the bookplate of P. H. Rixey affixed to it, top page edges dusty, upper front right corner a little bumped, an about very good copy in a very good dust jacket which has a small tear with wrinkle and small piece missing at upper right front panel affecting the edge of the "E" in the title lettering SOMEONE, some light rubs to corner tips and spine ends, some tanning to edges of rear panel. (16236). Octavo, cloth. 1115 copies printed. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Derleth to M. P. Shiel, inscription on the front free endpaper reads: "for M. P. Shiel / in admiration / Cordially, / August Derleth". The bookplate of M. P. Shiel and John Gawsworth is affixed to the front paste down. Derleth maintiained a long correspondence with Shiel from 1929-1946. The book is inscribed again on the verso of the front free endpaper: "and later, / by way of one of the / Dukes of Redonda / to Major P. H Rixey / Cordially / August Derleth / 1958". The second Arkham House book and Derleth's first collection of supernatural fiction. These stories are almost all culled from the pulps, many from Weird Tales. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 4-47.
      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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