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Chambers, Robert W

Published by N.Y.: F Tennyson Neely, 1895, 1st Edition, 3rd or 4th Printing (1895)

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Item Description: N.Y.: F Tennyson Neely, 1895, 1st Edition, 3rd or 4th Printing, 1895. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Uncredited Cover Art (illustrator). First Edition. -----------hardcover, about 4 x 6.5 inches, a solid Very Good copy, a bit of age toning to text block, decorated boards and spine, no dustjacket as issued, contemporary Christmas gift inscription on front blank endpaper (not dated), a bit of light edge wear, a bit of rubbing to the figure on the front board, the 1st printing of this book was in pale green cloth, this later printing ( likely a 3rd or 4th ) is by far the much more attractive of the two bindings, the book has had a custom protector designed for it which is removeable, The KING in YELLOW was a major influence on the writings of H P LOVECRAFT, a very pleasing copy, ---contents include: The Repairer of Reputations; The Mask; The Court of the Dragon The Yellow Sign; Demoiselle D'Ys; The Prophet's Paradise; The Street of the Four Winds; The Street of the First Shell; The Street of Our Lady of the Fields; Rue Barree, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Bookseller Inventory # 154649

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Chambers, Robert W

Published by Chicago & New York: F. Tennyson Neely, 1895 (1895)

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Item Description: Chicago & New York: F. Tennyson Neely, 1895, 1895. A cornerstone of modern horror and fantasy and a book that has fascinated authors from H.P. Lovecraft to James Blish. Chambers (1865-1933) was a prolific and perennially popular author of historical romances set in France during the Franco-Prussian War and in rural New York during the American Revolution. Profoundly influential, and effectively his only contribution to the genre. Bleiler has called this book "One of the most important works of supernatural horror between Edgar Allan Poe and modern horror fiction" First Edition, first issue binding. 12mo. [ii], 316, [1, ad (verso blank)] pp. Green cloth titled in brown, upper board with lizard design, t.e.g. Slightest traces of rubbing at foot. Fine, fresh copy. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 396; Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 49; Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 59; Tymn (ed), Horror Literature pp. 3-49; Bleiler (1978), p. 41; Wright (III) 972. Bookseller Inventory # 241038

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