THE NIGHT SIDE: MASTERPIECES OF THE STRANGE & TERRIBLE. New York, Toronto: Rinehart & Company, Inc., . Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-x [1-2] 3-372 [373-374: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], illustrations by Lee Brown Coye, original decorated black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition, first printing with "R" monogram on copyright page. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Derleth on the front free endpaper: "For Phil Harwell [?] -- / a cross-section of the best / in off trail tales / Sincerely / August Derleth." Collects twenty-three stories by H. P. Lovecraft, John Metcalfe, Arthur Machen, Robert Bloch, Margery Lawrence, Ray Bradbury and others, with illustrations by Lee Brown Coye. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 527. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-257. Endpapers tanned along gutter margins, tiny stain to fore-edge of sheets, a bright, very good copy in very good dust jacket with wear and shallow loss at spine ends and corner tips and clipped price. (#159088).
First printing has publisher's "R" monogram on copyright page.