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    Clark Ashton Smith. Collection of Seventeen Items Including Books, Ephemera, an Original Drawing, and Manuscript and Reference Material. Sauk City, WI, and elsewhere: 1922-1988. Various editions. Includes: five Arkham House first editions, including one signed by the author; two early books of poems; three posthumous volumes on Smith's poetry and art; a pair of editions from Necronomicon Press; an original drawing; an early fantasy collection signed by Smith; a signed typescript; a posthumous fine press edition of Sadastor; six small fine press volumes of poetry, issued by his wife Carolyn Wakefield. Full collection information and condition reporting found online. Housed in custom slipcases with an original collage on across the spine panels. From the Collection of Daniel J. King.

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    Group of Five Arkham House Books. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1944-1970. Comprising: Lost Worlds; The Dark Chateau; Spells and Philtres; The Abominations of Yondo; [and] Other Dimensions. First editions. Spells and Philtres signed by the author. Octavos. Publisher's black buckram in dust jackets. Jackets mildly edgeworn, rubbed and toned. Near fine overall. First four volumes housed together in a custom slipcase, Other Dimensions in an individual custom slipcase.

    Grotesques and Fantastiques: A Selection of Previously Unpublished Drawings and Poems. Saddle River, N.J.: Gerry de la Ree, 1973. First edition. Octavo. Saddle-stapled in publisher's printed wraps. Mild edgewear. Nearly fine.

    Sandalwood. n.p.: self published, (1925). From an edition of 250, this copy unnumbered. Octavo. Staplebound in green wraps titled in gilt. Wraps edgeworn; gilt faded; interior mildly toned. Near fine.

    Group of Six small fine-press poetry volumes, including: Nero; To George Sterling; The Tartarus of the Suns; The Palace of the Jewels; In the Ultimate Valleys; [and]: The Mortuary. N.p.: Zothique Editions, 1964-1971. Limited editions, ranging from 160 to 250 copies. Octavos. Publisher's wraps. In original white envelopes. Each fine, with some toning to envelopes. Housed together in a custom slipcase. Each copyrighted by Smith's wife, Carolyn Wakefield.

    Double Shadow. N.p.: Self published, 1933. First edition. Signed by the Author at first and final page. Quarto. Saddle-stapled in wraps. Edges sunned. Near fine.

    Sadastor. N.p: n.p., 1972. Limited edition of 108 copies, this being number 14. Publisher's wraps in handmade paper dust jacket. In original envelope. Fine.

    Exotique. Original typescript, signed by the author, with manuscript corrections. Single page, 8.5 x 11 inches. Foldlines; mild toning at edges. Near fine.

    Original Pencil Drawing. Initialed by the author. 3.25 x 4 inches, pasted to 4.5 x 6.5 inch backing. Toned. Near fine. Housed in a custom portfolio.

    Two Books from Necronomicon Press, including: Xeethra [and]: The Witchcraft of Ulua. West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press, 1988. Square octavos. In original illustrated wraps. Mild toning. Nearly fine.

    Dennis Rickard. The Fantastic Art of Clark Ashton Smith. Baltimore: Mirage Press, 1973. First edition. Quarto. Original printed wraps. Mild toning. Near fine.

    Jack L. Chalker (Editor). In Memoriam: Clark Ashton Smith. Baltimore: Mirage, 1963. First edition, limited to 450 copies, this being number 251. Signed by the editor. Side-stapled mimeograph in original wraps. Toned. Minor edgewear. Near fine.

    Ebony and Crystal. Auburn, CA: Self published, 1922. First edition. Octavo. Original dark red cloth titled in gilt. Some edgewear and rubbing. Wear at front joint. Very good.

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