THE TERROR: A FANTASY. Arthur Machen.

THE TERROR: A FANTASY. London: Duckworth & Co., [1917]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-190 [191: ad] [192: blank], original light blue gray boards, front, spine and rear panels printed in black. First edition. Animal revolt in rural England during the Great War. "... this remains the most interesting of Machen's later weird tales." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-136. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1076. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 525. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 278. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-160. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 130. Reginald 09472. Goldstone and Sweetser 16a. Large gift inscription in pencil on front free endpaper. Light damp stain to rear cover, free endpapers a bit darkened at gutter margins, pulpy text block paper age-darkened as usual and a bit brittle, a good copy in about very good pictorial dust jacket with some edge wear, several short closed tears along folds, small internal tape mend at upper spine end, small damp stain at lower edge of spine panel,and some age-darkening to spine panel and along flap folds. This fragile wartime production (wood pulp paper and cardboard binding) is seldom found in nice condition and is quite uncommon in jacket. (#151698).

Price: $300.00

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"First published 1917" on copyright page.