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