EMPEROR OF DREAMS: A CLARK ASHTON SMITH BIBLIOGRAPHY. Clark Ashton Smith, Donald Sidney-Fryer.

EMPEROR OF DREAMS: A CLARK ASHTON SMITH BIBLIOGRAPHY. West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, 1978. Large octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-303 [304: blank], illustrations, cloth. First edition. A nice association copy with a signed and dated inscription by Sidney-Fryer to Marion and Helen, daughters of Genevieve Sully, a close friend of Smith who has been credited with turning the poet's attention toward writing weird tales for the pulps starting in the late 1920s. Well-researched, comprehensive bibliography recording and categorizing Smith's literary work. Includes listings of poems, prose, first line indexes, juvenilia, translations, letters, and other material. Covers unpublished work as well as that printed in books (including anthologies), periodicals, and newspapers. One section, partially annotated, is devoted to source material about Smith appearing in books, magazines and newspapers, including dust jacket copy. Extensive chronological "Principal Facts of Biography," detailed study of his literary techniques, and series of letters from literary figures and friends (Ray Bradbury, August Derleth, Harlan Ellison, Fritz Leiber and others) are also present. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 8-100. Burgess, Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror 419. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 7-64. Mild damp stain to lower edge of front cover, a very good copy in good dust jacket with tears and shallow chipping along top and bottom edges. (#136832).

Price: $150.00

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