BURN WITCH BURN! Merritt.

BURN WITCH BURN! New York: Liveright Inc Publishers, [1933]. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-ix [x] xi-xii [xiii-xiv] 15-301 [302-304: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge stained red, other edges rough-trimmed. First edition. "Celebrated weird mystery novel of witchcraft and deadly little dolls." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 155. "Reputations come and reputations go, but in the fields of science fiction and fantasy there is probably no other great reputation of the past that has suffered as much as that of A. Merritt. During the 1930's and 1940's he was widely considered the greatest fantasy writer of modern times ... Is any of Merritt's work worth reading today, other than as historical documents? ... A sense of peril emerges from BURN WITCH BURN! ..." - Bleiler, Supernatural Fiction Writers, p. 842. Filmed in 1936 as The Devil Doll, directed by Tod Browning, screenplay by Garrett Fort, Guy Endore and Erich von Stroheim with Lionel Barrymore and Maureen O'Sullivan in lead roles. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-146. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1160. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 552. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 181-83. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10058. A fine copy in bright, good pictorial dust jacket with wear at spine ends, shallow loss at spine folds and corner tips, short closed tear at lower edge of rear panel, several internal tape mends at edges, and some re-coloring of black background ink. The book is quite nice and the jacket presents well overall. (#157781).

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