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    August Derleth. The Mask of Cthulhu. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1958. First edition, one of 2,000 copies printed. Inscribed by Derleth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Keith Darland-/a venture into the Cthulhu/Mythos-/Sincerely,/August Derleth/[underlined]". Octavo. [viii], 201, [1, colophon], [2, blank] pages. Publisher's full black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. In the original publisher's dust jacket. Some rubbing, mild thumbsoiling to binding, lower corners bumped, endleaves toned and offset, recipient's signature on front pastedown. Jacket a bit toned (especially at spine), some rubbing, mild edgewear, thumbsoiling. Very good.

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