Title CLARK ASHTON SMITH: THE DOUBLE SHADOW —Author's first book of prose — SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY, DATED MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION!
Edition [First edition]
Publisher Auburn, California Auburn Journal Print 1933
Seller ID 1038
Clark Ashton Smith's first book of prose wasn't published by Arkham House but by himself. Smith managed to get enough money in tandem with contributing to the Auburn Journal, to offset the one thousand copies he had printed of the book. He chose what he considered at that time, his best tales and offered them to the public from his cabin in Auburn for the sum of twenty-five cents postpaid. The tales include "The Voyage of King Euvoran," the title story, "The Maze of the Enchanter," "A Night in Malneant," "The Devotee of Evil," and the poetic, "The Willow Landscape."It is the author's most often found signed book of his tales as he had copies virtually the entirety of his life; however,presentation copies are quite uncommon as you either had to know Smith personally or travel to his cabin.This is an especially desirable copy as it was presented & inscribed to his personal friend, LESTER ANDERSON and is one of the earliest known signed copies, dated the month and year of publication. ANDERSON is frequently noted in the Arkham House publication — SELECTED LETTERS OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH. In a handsome 1/4 leather clamshell case designed by Gray Parrot, that you can display on your shelf rather than stuffed away in a filing cabinet! Nice copy.