THE DARK CHAMBER. New York: The Viking Press, 1927. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-8] 9-282 [283-286: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], original decorated black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained red. First edition. "The protagonist's experiments in memory stimulation ultimately open up the store of ancestral memory, resulting in a gradual regression and devolution to proto-human consciousness. An intriguing story, prefiguring Paddy Chayesvsky's ALTERED STATES (1978); highly praised by H. P. Lovecraft." - Barron, ed., Fantasy and Horror 3-50. "Extremely high in artistic stature ..." - H. P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature, p. 73. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 431. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 31. Sullivan, ed., The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 81. Bleiler (1978), p. 44. Reginald 03095. Small Macy embossed stamp on title page. Slight spine lean, a clean, bright, very good copy. (#147596).
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