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 leaf 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. Some discoloration of the yellow cloth on rear panel and on front panel along the top edge, a near fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket with light wear at head and tail spine panel and three corner tips, some rubbing along front flap fold, and a nearly invisible 70 mm closed tear at top front spine fold curving slightly into the front panel with neat internal tape mend. A very attractive example of this striking, uncommon jacket. (#111929).

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