Skull-Face and Others
Sauk City, Arkham House, 1946. The first book published by Arkham House, a specialist fantasy press founded by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei and named after the fictional New England city where most of H.P. Lovecraft's writings take place. Arkham House set out to publish Lovecraft in hardcover and also to promote other fantasy writers who had been overlooked by mainstream publishers, including Robert E. Howard. None of Howard's stories had ever been published in book form during his lifetime. This collection features a number of Howard's now-iconic characters, including Conan, King Kull, Brak Mak Morn, and Solomon Kane. It also includes an appreciation of Howard by H.P. Lovecraft. One of 3004 copies. Some markings to covers; "Please Return" inked on the front flyleaf, above a tasteful bookplate; very good in a very good, Hannes Bok-designed dust jacket. [#032777] SOLD

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