NIGHT'S BLACK AGENTS. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1947. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first book. 3084 copies printed. Collects eight weird tales and two heroic fantasies, both featuring Fafhred and the Grey Mouser. The seven stories featured in "modern horrors," include "Smoke Ghost," "The Automatic Pistol" and "The Hound," three classics of urban horror, a sub-genre that Leiber helped shape. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-126. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1002. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 67 (for story "Adept's Gambit"). Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 638. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-146. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket. A lovely copy. (#159994).
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