August Derleth (editor). INSCRIBED. The Sleeping & the Dead: Thirty Uncanny Tales. Chicago: Pellegrini & Cudahy, [1947]. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription to early fan William F. Smith on front free endpaper. [1947]. Octavo, cloth. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with light edge wear, some rubbing to background ink, mostly rear panel which is also a bit dusty, and just a touch of fading to red ink on spine panel. A very nice copy of an uncommon book rarely found signed or inscribed by Derleth.

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    Collects thirty stories by M. R. James, Edith Wharton, Henry S. Whitehead, Ray Bradbury, Carl Jacobi, H. R. Wakefield, Robert Bloch, Algernon Blackwood, H. P. Lovecraft, and others. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 528. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 50. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-261.

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