THE FACE OF FEAR AND OTHER POEMS. Compiled by Steve Eng and Introduced by Joseph Payne Brennan. Mary Elizabeth Counselman.

THE FACE OF FEAR AND OTHER POEMS. Compiled by Steve Eng and Introduced by Joseph Payne Brennan. Pensacola: Eidolon Press, 1984. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Limited to 325 numbered copies signed by Counselman. Issued as "Eidolon Poetry Series Number One." A presentation copy with signed inscription by Counselman to Richard Fawcett on the title page: Especially for my Injun pal / Dick Fawcett -- 'kimo sabe' / (qui me sabe) a true friend / and conferee in Fantasyland. / M. E. C-V." Counselman's first collection of fantastic poetry. A "collection of thirty-nine verses by the popular horror short story author, several reprinted from WEIRD TALES and THE SATURDAY EVENING POST (1942-1950). A longtime Alabama resident, Counselman writes mostly traditional poems, some of them terrifying like 'Witch-Burning,' but several with a humorous, optimistic tone like the title verse, which asserts courage against fear. The introduction by Joseph Payne Brennan terms Counselman an 'expert and accomplished poet.'" - Steve Ing. Barron (editor), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 8-14. A fine copy. Uncommon. (#159537).

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"Published April 1984" on copyright page. "325 copies have been / printed ... / ... / ... All / copies numbered, and signed by the Poet" on page [40].