THE PLACE CALLED DAGON. New York: George H. Doran Company, . Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-8] 9-315 [316-318: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original dark gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained black, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. In an isolated western Massachusetts community descendants of the Salem witches follow the rituals of their elders. "Highly effective." - H. P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature, pp. 73-4. "This tale of witchcraft and ancestral memory in backwoods Massachusetts owes much to Nathaniel Hawthorne ... portions of THE PLACE CALLED DAGON may have served as a model for the Dunwich milieu in Lovecraft's fiction." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 178. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 703. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 93. Bleiler (1978), p. 84. Reginald 37804. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some light rubbing, primarily to the edges, spine ends and a portion of the spine panel near the front joint; two tiny closed tears to upper and lower front panel; the rear panel of the jacket, so susceptible to dust-soiling, is remarkably clean. A very attractive copy of a book seldom found in jacket. (#145583).
First printing has "GHD" monogram on copyright page.