(#157565) KEEP ON THE LIGHT. Christine Campbell Thomson.

KEEP ON THE LIGHT. London: Selwyn & Blount Ltd., n.d. [1933]. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-254 [255-256: blank] [note: first two leaves are blanks used as front paste-down and endpaper; last leaf is a blank used as rear paste-down], original light gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition, first printing. Collects fifteen stories by Henry S. Whitehead, Mary Elizabeth Counselman, Jessie D. Kerruish, Hugh B. Cave, Clark Ashton Smith and others, some first published in WEIRD TALES. Includes the first book appearance of "Worms of the Earth" by Robert E. Howard, first published in WEIRD TALES in November 1932. This was Howard's second story to be published in a book (the first appeared in 1932 in GRIM DEATH, an earlier volume in this series) and preceded publication of his first book by four years. The ninth volume in the important "Not at Night" anthology series. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-195. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1593. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-301. Bleiler (1978), p. 193. Reginald 14081. A fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket (priced "2/-" on spine panel and listing only the books in the series through this title on rear panel) with with wear along top and bottom edges, several short closed tears along top edge, and dust soiling to spine and rear panels. Scarce in jacket. A nice copy of this cheaply made book. (#157565).

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