THE SOLITARY HUNTERS AND THE ABYSS: TWO FANTASTIC NOVELS. Philadelphia: New Era Publishers, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Keller to Melvin C. Schmidt on the front free endpaper. "Two novellas, the first a 1934 WEIRD TALES serial about monstrous insects, the second an interesting horror/SF story about the pollution of New York's water supply by a drug that obliterates the inhibitions of civilization." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 4-85. The only book published by New Era Publishers. 2000 copies were printed. 1000 copies were bound and eventually most copies circulated, although some were damp marked while in storage. The 1000 sets of unbound sheets were junked by the printer. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with fraying along the bottom edge of the front panel and soiling to rear panel. (#157676).
First edition so stated on copyright page.