August Derleth. Someone in the Dark. [Sauk City]: Arkham House, 1941.

    First edition (Currey priority A, no headbands). Signed by the author. Small octavo. vi, 335 pages.

    Publisher's black cloth covers, with spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket by Frank Utpatel. Inscription by the author dated 1943 on front free endpaper. Slightly soiled covers, some wrinkling to top edge of dust jacket, otherwise a very good copy.

    Derleth founded the publishing company Arkham House in 1939 with friend and fellow writer Donald Wandrei. The impetus behind the founding was to publish a collection of works by friend and colleague H. P. Lovecraft, who had recently passed away. Someone in the Dark was the second book published by Arkham House, and is a collection of Derleth's horror stories.

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