(#108326) THE FACE IN THE ABYSS. Merritt.

THE FACE IN THE ABYSS. New York: Horace Liveright, Inc., [1931]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-6] 7-343 [344-348] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], original decorated yellow cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained red, fore and bottom edges rough-trimmed. First edition. "Lost race fantasy adventure novel, possibly Merritt's most imaginative and colourful." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 155. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-41; (1995) 2-85; and (2004) II-761. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-243. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1158. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 555. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 504-07. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10063. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Some light foxing to cloth, mostly along left and top edges of front cover and top edge of rear cover, else a clean, very good copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with mild wear at spine ends and corner tips, 25 mm closed tear at bottom rear spine fold, and mild internal age-darkening to spine panel and along flap folds with not show through on outer surface. An attractive copy of Merritt's best novel. (#108326).

Price: $2,250.00

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