Saturday, March 08, 2008

Autumn 1948 Arkham Sampler

The seller states: THE ARKHAM SAMPLER. Autumn, 1948. Sauk City, Wisconsin. Arkham House Publishers. Edited by August Derleth. 100 pages ( complete). Bound in original stiff wrappers. In Very Good Condition with the usual rust spots from the staples . The small stains ( pictured in my scans). Only appear on the gutters inside the front cover and in the gutters on back of the title page, the rest of the publication is free of them. The Covers have not faded and are clean.

Only 8 Numbers of this important magazine were published by Arkham House from 1948 to 1949. This is Volume One, Number Four. It contains the conclusion of the DREAM-QUEST OF THE UNKNOWN KADATH, written by H.P. Lovecraft. It also has works by Robert Bloch, Lord Dunsany, August Derleth, Clark Ashton Smith and others ( see my photo scan for the front of the title page. In addition there are sections on Editorial Comments and Books of the Quarter ( good reviews of works by Arthur Machen, John Campbell and others).

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