THE STUFFED MEN. Anthony Rud, Melville.

THE STUFFED MEN. New York: The Macaulay Company, [1935]. Octavo, pp. [3-10] 11-250 [251-258: blank] [note: last four leaves are blanks; text complete despite gap in pagination], original blue-gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow. First edition. "Weird mystery thriller of the 'Yellow Peril' ilk; the Tao Tong kills inconvenient parties with 'zoospores of the banner fungus,' which breed in the bloodstream and leave them 'solid with this yellow growth!' Rud is also noted for his early WEIRD TALES story 'Ooze' (1923), and another mystery, HOUSE OF THE DAMNED (1934), inducted by Bill Pronzini into 'The Alternate Hall of Fame' in SON OF GUN IN CHEEK. His thrillers are entertainingly awful, filled with character grotesques and absurd situations." - Robert Knowlton. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 157. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1033. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 186 and A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 149. Bleiler (1978), p. 171. Reginald 38043. Hubin (1994), p. 706. A fine copy in very good plus pictorial dust jacket with some wear at edges, mainly spine ends, and mild dust soiling to rear panel. (#130453).

Price: $500.00

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