August Derleth, editor. The Night Side Masterpieces of the Strange & Terrible. Edited & with a foreword by August Derleth. Illustrated by lee Brown Coye. New York, Toronto: Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1947.

    First printing. Octavo. x, 372 pages. Many full page illustrations throughout the text.

    Publisher's black board covers with the front cover illustrated in gilt and the spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket with the price cut from the front inner flap upper right corner. Slightly rubbed jacket with some minor bumping tot eh head and foot of the spine. Altogether a near fine copy.

    Due to the presence of the publisher's monogram on the copyright page it is evident that this copy is a first printing. Edited by August William Derleth (February 24, 1909 - July 5, 1971), this compilation of fantasy and horror stories features such authors as H. P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Lord Dunsany, and John Metclafe, among many others. All of these works were originally published in the prominent science fiction magazines of the day.

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