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    Three Arkham House First Editions, including: Brian Lumley. The Caller of the Black. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House Publishers, 1971. First edition. Octavo. 235 pages. Publisher's black boards with the spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket in black, blue, and white designed by Herb Arnold. Light gray coated endpapers. Some rubbing to the covers, slightly discolored jacket spine. Horror fiction author Brain Lumley's first collection published by Arkham House includes many of the Cthulhu Mythos, a cycle begun by H. P. Lovecraft. Of interest is the back flap of the jacket which mourns the death of August Derleth, founder of Arkham House Publishers, who passed on July 4, 1971. [and:] A[lfred]. E. Coppard. Fearful Pleasures. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1946. First edition. Octavo. xiii, 301 pages. Publisher's black boards with the spine lettered and geometrically illustrated in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket in gray tones with a purple border and spine, designed by Ronald Clyne. Some minor rubbing to the covers, very minor bumping to the corners, slightly rubbed jacket, sunned jacket spine and top edges, a small tear to the jacket spine, small area of wear to the head of the jacket spine. Altogether a very good copy. This collection of fantasy and horror short stories was the first published by Arkham House for English author Alfred Edgar Coppard (1878 - 1957), highly regarded for his short story style. [and:] Marjorie Bowen. Kecksies and Other Twilight Tales. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, [1976]. First edition. Octavo. xiii, 207 pages. Publisher's black boards with the spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Stephen E. Fabian. Coated light gray endpapers. Some rubbing to the covers, sunned jacket spine, two tiny closed tears to the head of the jacket, altogether a very good copy. The historical novelist Marjorie Bowen's first collection of stories published in the United States, including such works as: The Hidden Ape, The Crown Derby Plate, The Breakdown, Florence Flannery, and Half-Past Two.

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