Utpatel, Frank. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Horror four thousand copies of this book have been printed by The Lakeside Press, R.R. Donnelly & Sons Company, from Linotype Garamound and printed on the Cameron book production system on 55# Dontext. The binding cloth is Holliston Black Novelex". Hardcover. 8vo. Arkham House 1975. Illustrated dustjacket by Frank Utpatel. 244 pp. Includes Mylar protective covering taped to board. Previous owner's attractive nameplate on inside front free endpaper.
Good. 0870540696 1975, no other dates given. 243 pages. Black cloth with gilt spine titling. Cloth in fine condition. Spine square. Binding sound. Dust jacket covered in archival Mylar, in fine condition. Interior bright and unmarked.
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, viii + 243 pp. Very Good+, with neat former-owner stamp and light smudge to ffep; in a Very Good+, mylar protected dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges. From dust jacket: This long awaited volume Xelucha and Others by Matthew Phipps Shiel (1865-1947) was announced for publication years ago. Shiel, an old friend of August Derleth, especially revised Xelucha for this collection. Here are such stories as The House of Sounds, which H. P. Lovecraft considered his undoubted masterpiece, a tale of Scandinavian horror on a sub-arctic island; The Primate of the Rose, another story of condign punishment in the Poe tradition; The Tale of Henry and Rowena and The Bride, ghost stories in which the motivating force is vengeance; The Pale Ape, bearing kinship of a sort to the tale of lycanthropy; and the lead story, a hideous description of decay and corruption from beyond the grave. Chance and the inevitable play a large part in the cosmos created by Shiel. His characters are larger than life, motivated sometimes by curiosity, more often by revenge, a misguided sense of justice, or by the external forces of society, nature, or the supernatural. melodramatic and silly as many of his plots may sound in the summarizing, there is somehow, as in all great writers, stimulating experience in his work, due to the exceeding skill with which he manipulates his material. As Richard Strauss puts it, his unique style is stamped with a white-hot enthusiasm...
Very Good + in N-Fine jacket. Book A square solid tight clean un-read copy. This copy has some edgewear, possibly moisture, to last half inch of the last 10 pages just at the heel of the spine, one page has got a very short corner fold. The 6.50 jacket has some soil to the rear panel.
FINE IN FINE DUST JACKET. ONE OF 4 THOUSAND COPIES. BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. IS FINE AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. A BEAUTIFUL CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY WITH STRIKING D.J. ILLUSTRATION BY FRANK UTPATEL.
Fine in Fine jacket. Sauk City: Arkham House. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1975. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0870540696. First edition by Matthew Phipps writing as M. P. Shiel. Limited to 4000 [reportedly, actually 4283] copies. Collects 12 stories plus the author's introduction. 243+ pages. A fine copy in Fine Dust Wrapper. See Photos; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 243 pages. uphall left 6.
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