ANTIQUITIES: SEVEN STORIES. Seattle: Incunabula, 1993. Octavo, cream wrappers printed in black. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. "Crowley is best known for his novels, which tend to be long and intricately plotted, but he is also capable of creating quality work of shorter lengths. Thus the seven fantasy and science fiction stories collected here perhaps give readers a greater appreciation of the strength of Crowley's imagination, erudition, and literary style while not getting swept up in a complex story ... Each story here is a small well-crafted gem, highly allusive yet not obtrusively so, full of emotion -- mostly longing and especially wonder, a response fantasy airs for but rarely achieves with the force Crowley is able to supply." - Barron, ed., Fantasy and Horror (1999) 7-84. A fine copy. (#157658).