BURY HIM DARKLY. John Blackburn.

BURY HIM DARKLY. London: Jonathan Cape, [1969]. Octavo, boards. First edition. Among the best of this very underrated writer's novels. In 1969 Blackburn "produced one of his four finest books, BURY HIM DARKLY. Like so many of his plots, this one deals with ancient evil loosed on the world through greed or stupidity ... Blackburn's specialty is taking old legends and half-truths and weaving them with an ingenious plot into minor masterpieces of horror. He is certainly the best British novelist in his field and deserves the widest recognition." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 37-8. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-37. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-21. Mild spine lean, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket with rubbing at edges, some tanning to spine panel, and soiling to rear panel. Still presents pretty well overall. (#158545).

Price: $150.00

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"FIRST PUBLISHED 1969" on copyright page.