NIGHT'S BLACK AGENTS. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1947. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed inscription by Leiber on the title page. The author's first book. 3084 copies printed. Collects eight weird tales and two heroic fantasies, both featuring Fafhred and the Grey Mouser. The seven stories featured in "modern horrors," include "Smoke Ghost," "The Automatic Pistol" and "The Hound," three classics of urban horror, a sub-genre that Leiber helped shape. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-126. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1002. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 638. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-146. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 67 for story "Adept's Gambit." A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light rubbing to corner tips and folds. (#135686).

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