THE CELL: THREE TALES OF HORROR. New York: Hill and Wang, . Octavo, cloth. First U.S. edition. The author's first book, a collection of "three novellas, each featuring a human confrontation with the bestial ... Contemporary stories that call to mind the ambiguous supernaturalism of the pulp weird menace tale, but rendered in a leaner, more sophisticated style." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-83. "... three chilling, evocative, thought-provoking novellas told with great precision, economy and intensity." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-75. "The Cell" is "the diary of a man who claims to be a werewolf, but may be a homicidal maniac seeking to justify his sociopathic behavior to himself." - Barron (1999). Reginald 02752. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear at edges, touch of rubbing to black background ink, light dust soiling to rear panel, and inked $1.00 price on front flap. (#138759).
"First American edition April 1969 / ... / 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0" on copyright page.