LIFE EVERLASTING AND OTHER TALES OF SCIENCE, FANTASY, AND HORROR. Newark, New Jersey: The Avalon Company, 1947. Octavo, cloth. First edition. An early copy (number 34) with signed inscription by Keller to Al Brown on the frontispiece. The only book published by The Avalon Company. The edition totaled 1000 numbered copies of which 300 were later destroyed by water while in storage. Collects the short novel "Life Everlasting" and eleven short stories, most first published in the pulps, including WEIRD TALES, during the 1930s. Includes a 25-page "Introduction" by Sam Moskowitz. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-586. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-113. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 935. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 571. Some loss to gold spine lettering, a nearly fine copy in fine dust jacket. A mimeographed letter from The Avalon Company to subscribers about delays printing the book and the jacket is laid in. The 12-page Keller "bibliography" (compiled by Searles) is laid in as well. A very nice copy. (#157759).
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