Title ARKHAM HOUSE: AUGUST DERLETH—SOMEONE IN THE DARK. Arkham's 2nd published book! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection
Edition [First Edition]
Publisher Sauk City, Arkham House 1941
Seller ID 1256
A collection of sixteen ghost stories, or near ghost stories, which Derleth considered "stories that could be read twice." The book is divided into three sections: NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD—containing nine stories; A HOUSE WITH SOMEBODY IN IT—containing five stories, and VISITORS FROM DOWN UNDER—with two stories. I'm sure this was a stopgap book, published—or perhaps "donated" —to help put some cash into Arkham House's coffers until THE OUTSIDER—which was still in print—could retrieve its printing costs! Only [1115 copies printed] this is one of the scarcer AH titles, especially in this exemplary condition! A fine + copy in a fine - d.j. a crease in the spine of d.j., with some rubbed letters at spine. Lovely tight, white-paper copy of a tender book! Arkham House was searching for its format as this book only measures 5" x 7" and is bound in thinner boards than the standard AH book which began with Clark Ashton Smith's—OUT OF SPACE & TIME, which measuredc 5-1/2 x 8. #RMJ59.