THE WINE-DARK SEA. New York: Arbor House William Morrow, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Collects eleven stories with introduction by Peter Straub. "In his work is a vast disparity between the well-mannered tone and the stories' actual emotional content. On the surface of things ... Aickman was a cultivated, sensitive, thoroughly English individual ... Very good horror writers often demonstrate that ordinary life can be horrific and tedious at once for the sensitive person, and one suspects it was so for Aickman" (Introduction, pp. 7-8). Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-8. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#109834).
"First Edition / 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10" on copyright page.