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    [Horror]. Group of Three Short Story Collections. Includes: Carl Jacobi. Revelations in Black. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1947. Very good dust jacket with wear at edges and some dust soiling to rear panel. [and:] L[eslie] P[oles] Hartley. The Travelling Grave and Other Stories. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1948. 2047 copies printed. Dust jacket with tanning along edges. [and:] Frank Belknap Long. The Rim of the Unknown. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1972. 3650 copies printed. publisher's $8.95 Price sticker affixed to front flap. First editions. Three octavos, cloth in dust jackets. Near fine.

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    Revelations in Black. Collects twenty-three stories first published in the pulps between 1927 and 1956, most from science fiction magazines of the 1950s. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-677. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-156.

    The Travelling Grave and Other Stories. Hartley scattered supernatural material throughout his short story collections, as well as the mainstream novels, such as THE GO-BETWEEN, for which he is better known. The present volume concentrates most of this material in one collection. The author worked mainly as a critic and reviewer, writing fiction on the side and bringing to it a sensibility that fused "a Hobbesian view of human nature [and] a childlike rapture ..." (Sullivan, The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 193) Such a fusing of horror and humor shows up in many masters of the fantastic, such as Dickens, Bierce, M. R. James and W. W. Jacobs. "Stylistically, Hartley is peerless, bringing to his genre fiction the same elegant precision that characterizes his major novels. The ghost story, he once wrote, is 'if not the highest, certainly the most exacting form of literary art.' No one was more exacting in the genre than Hartley himself." - ibid, p. 192. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-80. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-113.

    The Rim of the Unknown. The author's first book. Twenty-one stories first published in the pulps, mostly in WEIRD TALES. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-104. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 893. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-124.



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