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    Robert Bloch: The Opener of the Way. (Sauk City: Arkham House, 1945), first edition, 309 pages, black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, 12mo (5.25" x 7.5"), dust jacket (in protective Mylar). Jacket illustration by Ronald Clyne. This is one of approximately 2,000 copies published of Bloch's first appearance in book form. The Opener of the Way is mostly comprised of Bloch's Weird Tales stories published between 1935 and 1945, and includes "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper", a classic take on Saucy Jack's romp through Victorian London. The copy presented here is in fine condition, with some minor rubbing to the corners and the head of the spine. An essential volume for any collector of macabre fiction. From the Ventura Collection.

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